Saturday, December 6, 2014

Urban Decay Haves and Must Haves

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Black and Gold Night

All Black Affair

Club Chic Black

Sunday, September 21, 2014

After All This Time

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful peaceful day. For me today is wash day. What I mean by wash day is not laundry day, it is the day that I wash my hair (sigh). I sigh because since I am no longer relaxed washing my hair is a process. It can take all day! LOL! There are literally so many steps. Well anyway back to the reason for this post.

I have had a  life long battle with dry itchy scalp. I have tried all kinds of things and remedies that I can think of. About a month ago I received an email from one of the natural hair websites that I follow and one of the articles was titled “The Reason Your Scalp is Dry”. I read the article which consisted of a list of reasons for dry itchy scalp and one of the reasons explained that there could be build up on the scalp that is not washes away with regular shampoo. As I continued to read I learned that my regular shampoo does not have the power to cleansing the scalp of excessive build up and residue. This build up and residue is was causes the scalp to became dry and itchy. In this article the author lists some things you can use to cleanse your scalp of this build up. One of the things listed is apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is used for clarifying, it lifts dirty and residue left behind from styling products.

Needless to say I have added the clarifying step to my wash day and instantly I have seen a difference. There is less itching and dry scalp. I have also added some other product to cleanse and soothe my scalp. 

I want to know what you use to clarify you hair and scalp. Comment below.

I hope everyone has a great week. Until next time.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mini e.l.f. Haul

So how is everyone on this lazy Sunday? Gosh! I have not blogged in ages, so I decided to show you guys what I bought from the e.l.f. website. They had a Halloween Sale which I got 50% off plus free shipping and since they have added some new items to the site, I felt that I needed to treat myself.

This is the new e.l.f. Stipple Brush Set. There's the large stipple brush that you can use to apply liquid  foundation, the small stipple brush that you can use to blend concealer or highlight, the eyeshadow stipple brush which I don't know exactly how I would use it, lol! But I will figure it out. Lastly, the tapered stipple brush that can be used for numerous applications. The brushes are travel size and come with a neat little carrying case that has a velcro closure and a zipper pocket, so you can put your must haves in the pocket and the brushes in the slots, throw it in your bag and take it out when you need to make touch ups.
Left to right. New color Bronzer in Bora Bora, Lip Balm Tint in Grapefruit and Berry, Cream Eyeliner in Coffee

Swatches of the lip tint. Left to right; Berry, Grapefruit. Bottom swatch of cream liner in Coffee.

I have always been curious about these lotion wipes. I've never seen anything like these. I have not used them yet put they smell great! Top is the Vanilla and Coconut lotion wipes, bottom the Shea Butter lotion wipes. I just had to get the Shea Butter wipes because I am crazy for anything Shea Butter. You are suppose to be able to use these wipes all over your body, so I will have to see how well that works.

Left to right. e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Bark (swatch below), Eye Enhancing Light Reflecting Mascara for brown eyes in Black Diamond, e.l.f. Nourshing Cuticle Pen, e.l.f.Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Papers.

e.l.f.Translucent Mattifying Powder in Tinted. This is a new color for e.l.f. I have purchased the translucent powder that is not tinted and it worked pretty good, I just did not like the powdery finish that it left. I was so happy to see that this powder now comes tinted since my skin is brown. I am excited to use this.

This is a new product from e.l.f. The HD Mattifying Cream Foundation. I have purchased this before in the color Coco, but it was too dark for my skin so I reordered in Caramel which matches my skin perfectly. I will use the darker foundation to contour.

Last on the list is new nail polish colors from e.l.f. from left to right; Thunderstorm, Skinny Jeans and High Tide. I bought these because I think these colors are perfect for the Fall. I can't wait to use them.

If you have not purchased from e.l.f. before SHAME ON YOU!!!!!! LOL!!! Even though the prices are extremely affordable the quality is awesome. I am a huge fan of e.l.f. and will continue to buy their products. You can purchase from their website or at Target store. Check them out!