Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams: 2016

7 EASY WAYS TO STYLE OUTRE'S ANNIE HALF WIG



Hello beauties! Welcome back! I got my good friend Annie with me today and as always she is helping me #slay. I have made a review on this unit before and it is easily one of my all times absolutely most favorite wigs from Outre (you can check it out here). 

This wig is so amazing for us naturals. I requires minimum maintenance and it's so versatile! So I decided to show you some simple ways that you can style Annie and look fabulous! This is also a great protective style (with minimum to no heat).

I thought I would bring you 7 easy and quick ways to style this gorgeous unit. Annie just blends perfectly with my natural hair and I had a lot of fun creating these hairstyles. I hope you enjoy them. And there is a little video at the end of the post with the tutorials. 









                  

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE HAIR STYLES USING OUTRE'S ANNIE HALF WIG?
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THE HAIR ROCK | INDIAN TEMPLE BODY WAVE



I received this hair from The Hair Rock for a review. But the opinions shared are my own and honest.

I've been wearing this hair for the past 4 weeks and I definitely see a difference from what it felt and looked like initially.

Due to all of the shedding that I've experienced with it, the hair is definitely not as full as it was in the beginning. Though the amount of shedding stayed consistent it was usually by the hand full.

But if I'm just going to keep it real with you this hair is good for last minute things or when you have an event or special occasion coming up and you don't want to spend a ton of money on weave. As soon as I was done with this install I knew it wasn't going to stay looking the same later on. Don't get me wrong this hair was bomb throughout my birthday weekend. It was full and it was just giving me life. 


Other key points that I should also share is that this remy hair held curls really well, and the curls would last all day. As I mentioned initially it was really full and I could probably still make the hair work but adding some additional tracks to my u-part unit. 
The packaging said that it could be colored but I chose to keep the natural color so it would last longer. 


Overall this hair was decent for the price. It might not last for months but it if you are looking for an affordable in between hairstyle this would be great. This was also great as a protective styling for me because I didn't do much to my actual hair besides straighten my leave out a couple of times.

The company's website is www.thehairrock.com if you are interested in checking them out to see what other products they have to offer.


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MY HAIR DNA | NATURAL HAIR PRODUCT REVIEW




I recently came home to a little surprise from my mail man. A box full of goodies from My DNA Curls. I was super excited to try their products. I'll be honest I hadn't heard of them before, and it's probably due to the fact that I don't do much venturing when it comes to hair products (though I plan on doing it more this coming year).

The package included their Sulfate Free Shampoo, Detangling Conditioner and Moisturizing Hair Butter. So I thought I would do a little review on it, because maybe there are other people like me who have either not heard of the brand or would like to know a little bit more about the products before making a purchase.



I tried the Sulfate Free Shampoo first. Now I'm not one of the naturals that separates their hair and shampoos each section. I literately just get in the shower and I wash my hair (say what you may, but I do not have time for all of that or the patience to be honest). The shampoo did not strip my hair. My natural hair felt clean but not squeaky clean. It didn't tangle my hair either, and that's a big plus.

I followed the shampoo by using the Detangling Conditioner. It didn't give me a lot of slip for detangling. I have super thick hair and it can be a challenge to detangle. So I didn't think this conditioner was amazing. It was ok. It added some moisture but not a ton. Keep in my mind that my hair is super dry naturally so it takes a lot to restore moisture for me.

After washing and detangling I moved on to the hair butter. I did a flat twist out and a bantu knot at the end so it could give some curls. I really like this hair butter. I gave my hair definition, my hair felt fluffy and it helped to hold the style all day long. This was my favorite product in the pack. I have been using it on myself and my daughter.

Overall I think these products are really nice. So far I have really been enjoying these products. After using them for a few weeks I think that the only product that was a miss was the Detangling Conditioner, and that's because I don't feel as if it gives my hair much moisture and I really need that.
I really like the butter, it has helped take my styles up a notch by adding more definition. It also does not flake which is a huge plus for me!!! So I would definitely recommend this product.


HAVE YOU USED PRODUCTS FROM MY HAIR DNA? 

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VIVA GLAM ARIANA GRANDE



This is no longer news and I’m sure you’ve seen a few people rocking this lipstick and gloss but we can never have enough swatches right?!

MAC recently came out with a new Viva Glam lipstick and spokesperson. Ariana Grande will be gracing MAC stores and counters near you. Her lipstick and gloss are actually very trendy and can be worn by anyone and everyone. I love that she went with a dark lipstick color given the time of the year that it was released in and I also love that the gloss is super neutral and makes it the perfect option for those wanting to support the cause but don’t want a super bold lip.



Regardless of the color of the lipstick and the ambassador, the Viva Glam program is actually really great. You can look great while helping others in the process. So this is basically guilt free makeup shopping lol






HAVE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO TRY THE VIVA GLAM ARIANA GRANDE ON?
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VALENTINE'S DAY 2016 MAKEUP TUTORIAL





OMG it's that time of the year! Time get glamorous! Whether you got some awesome plans to get dressed up and go out with your sweet heart or you'll be hitting the town with your crew this tutorial is for you!

I tried to keep it simple but still glamorous, by having light smokey eyes and soft pink lips. So if you are still looking for some inspiration for this weekend look no further. I got you!

This tutorial was initially supposed to have used used drugstore makeup and for the most part it worked well for my eyes, but not so much when it came to the rest o my face. However I am still planning on doing a tutorial with brands that you can pick up at your local drugstore or Target. This time around I'll test the products before hand so that there are no surprises lol





WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY?

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YSL TOUCHE ECLAT NEUTRALIZER | INFLUENSTER VOXBOX



YSL touche eclat neutralizer influenter voxbox

Welcome back! I was chosen for one of influenster's newest voxbox, and this time they were featuring the YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer. This is supposed to help with hyperpigmentation and dark spots on the face, by neutralizing it before foundation and concealer application. By using a neutralizer you take away some of the darkness so that you can get a really flawless application from your foundation.  I got this in the color in Abricot Bisque. It has a light orange tint to it. I personally have been using it as a highlighter because I don't think that for myself it has enough coverage or tint to completely hide the few dark spots that I have on my face.

If you would like to hear a little more about this product please watch the unboxing video bellow!




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MAC LIGHTFUL C MARINE BRIGHT FORMULA CLEANSER




Today we will be taking a closer look at the Marine Bright Formula Cleanser from MAC. This is my favorite cleanser ever!!! Like I'm so in love with it, and I thought I would share some key points and benefits that makes this product so amazing.

Going to bed with your makeup on is a big no-no! It can clog your pores and it's not very sanitary. I know that for myself if I keep my makeup on overnight I will have a pimple the next day. I've been working pretty hard on getting my skin back to normal, after having some really bad breakouts  (due to birth control) that left my skin with dark marks from the acne. So naturally the last thing I want to do is cause any more unwanted pimples on my face.

I start my process by using makeup remover wipes (also from MAC and equally amazing) and I then go in with my MAC Cleanser to do more a deep cleaning of my skin, and I do this in order to completely remove the makeup that the wipes still left behind.

According to MAC the Marine Bright Cleanser is:

When combined with the rest of the Lightful C collection these products are supposed to brighten the skin overtime. My skin definitely feels softer, healthier and brighter when I use it consistently. Here are some key reason why I love this facial cleanser:


For myself the fact that my skin doesn't feel super dry after using this product is a huge plus. It removes makeup easily and the creamy consistency is gentle enough for my skin. If you've been on the hunt for a good cleanser I would definitely recommend the Marine Bright Formula Cleanser. 


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLEANSER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD?

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HEATLESS CURLS | CURLFORMER ON 4C NATURAL HAIR


Hello beauties, today the topic is HAIR! If you didn't know I really don't like doing my hair. I am what some would consider a 4c natural hair lady. And the curl pattern (or lack thereof) throughout my head differs. With that and the fact that my hair is super full thick I just don't have the patience.
So while looking for easy natural hair styles on youtube I saw quite a few people using curlformers on their hair and I really wanted to try it myself.

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THE PERFECT BRIGHT PINK LIPSTICK FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

 



Hello friends, so I got this super cute ice cream cone shirt from H&M and I was instantly inspired to wear a bright pink lipstick with it. I hadn't worn a fun pink lipstick in a very long time and this was my chance lol. We get so stuck on "winter colors" and I'm over it already! Now don't get me wrong, a dark lip will always have a special place in my heart but I'm just tired of it right now. 

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SPARKLY GLITTER MAKEUP LOOK

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It's 2016 woo hoo!!! And this is my first post of the year. So I thought I would share something sparkly to brighten up this blog a little bit. In my humble opinion if you want to take any look up a notch just add some glitter. And quite honestly this theory can probably be applied to many other aspects of life!
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