August 2013 Favorites

It is the last day of August so that means 2 things:

#1 It’s my mother’s birthday! Happy Birthday Mama!

#2 It’s time for August favorites!

Check out my favorites for the past month!

Check out and subscribe to my new YouTube channel HERE. Make sure you subscribe because more than likely, those videos will not be posted on my blog!

Products Mentioned:

  • Mac eyeshadow in Woodwinked
  • Nars Blush Palette in Soulshine (Review HERE)
  • Mac Mineralize Blush in Simmer
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Liar
  • Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in Taupe
  • Perricone MD Blue Plasma (Review HERE)
  • Loc Soc (can be purchased at http://www.soclocsoc.com)

What were your favorite products this month?

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How I Refresh My Wash & Go

Prior to doing my “big chop,” I thought that I would have to wash my hair everyday or every other day to maintain my wash & go hairstyle. Thanks to the natural hair ladies on YouTube (DenimPixie was my fave!) and some experimentation, I quickly learned that was absolutely false! I now tend to rock my wash & go for up to 7 days! Check out how I refresh my hair to keep it moisturized and fluffy!

How do you maintain your natural hair on an everyday basis?

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Bronzed & Golden, A Makeup Look

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This is the final post within my Highlighter/Bronzer Series! If you missed any of the previous ones, don’t worry, I will list them at the bottom of this post. I hope this series was enjoyable to you and that you got something out of it.

Today’s face is a look that I wear quite often, especially during summertime. It is relatively quick and easy and perfect for all types of occasions. Keep reading for more pictures and a step-by-step tutorial.

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Brown Girl Friendly Bronzers

Top Row L-R: Tarte Hotel Heiress, Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronze, Sleek Medium Contour Kit Bottom Row L-R: Cargo Dark, Sonia Kashuk Rich Bronze

Top Row L-R: Tarte Hotel Heiress, Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronze, Sleek Medium Contour Kit
Bottom Row L-R: Cargo Dark, Sonia Kashuk Rich Bronze

Bronzers are one of those makeup items that seem like they wouldn’t work for darker skinned complexions. However, if the right shade is chosen, a bronzer can help bring warmth and dimension to the face that is sometimes taken away by foundation. In today’s installation of my Highlighter/Bronzer series, I wanted to show you some that will work for ladies with a similar skin tone to mine.

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Tip Tuesday #17: How to Use Liquid Highlighters

**I’m sorry, I was having technical difficulties so this actually ended up posting on Wednesday instead of Tuesday!

Today’s post is a continuation of the Highlighter/Bronzer series that I’ve been doing for the past week. Sometimes liquid highlighters/illuminators can be a bit intimidating so I wanted to show you how I use them. Enjoy!

What do you think about liquid highlighting products? Love them, hate them?

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My Most Used Highlighters, An Overview & Comparison

Can I just start this post by saying, I have waaaay too many highlighters! I knew I had a good amount because I’m obsessed with them, but I never knew just how many until I pulled them out for this post. Originally when I thought about doing this post, I was going to provide swatches for every highlighter in my collection, but after seeing how many I have, that’s not happening. Instead, I picked out the best 1-2 products from different color categories. I hope you enjoy!

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Liquid Illuminators, My Collection

I’ve thought about doing this post for awhile, but I was hesitant because I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested. However on one of YouTube videos, a few people asked about my highlighters, so I decided to do this series of highlighting and bronzing products. I decided to break it up into a series of posts because I have a lot of ย highlighters! Today’s post will be the first installation and will focus on my liquid illuminators/highlighters. Enjoy!

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