Cleansing is the most basic step of a decent skincare routine. From the time you’re born you face has been cleansed in some way, shape, or form on a regular basis. I remember being about nine years old and confused as to why I was breaking out. I had been cleaning my face every morning and evening with a damp wash cloth a teeny bit of soap without any issues for years! Little did I know, my body was changing and my skincare routine had to change too. I wanted to use all the cleansers that were in the commercials that came on during episodes of Sister Sister and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. They promised clear skin fast. I tried a few of them, but I’ve had varying levels of acne ever since. (more…)
I remember when I started wearing makeup in high school and having not the slightest clue what I was doing. YouTube beauty guru’s weren’t a big thing yet so I just had to be awkward and figure out what I was doing as best I could. I’m a little jealous of the girls that get to skip the awkward phase of makeup now that hundreds if not thousands of women are showing their techniques, but I’m grown and no one can tell me what I’m allowed to do so I’m sure I win here. (more…)
I really like wearing high heels, but they always make my feet hurt. I firmly believe that the higher the heel is the better, but I’m well aware that’s not always practical. I have a couple of heels in my closet that are definitely what my mom calls sitting shoes. You walk in, say hello to a feel people and sit down. It’s tragic that they aren’t more comfortable because they’re so cute, but rarely seen. (more…)
I’ve been loving this easy glam eye makeup look that has a little smoke to it. It’s really simple to wear in the daytime and to looks great with glasses. I’ve been playing around with more looks that will work with glasses because my contacts have been on my nerves lately. It’s really easy to make this look work for night time too; just add eyeliner! Check out how to create this summer smokey eye in my new video. (more…)
I remember dying to finally get to wear makeup in high school because I was DYING to hide my acne. Little did I know I was making it worse not only by my foundation choice, but also by not investing in a primer. I’d be oily by 3rd period and my makeup had shifted by 5th. Primer is way too important to skip.
I’m willing to bet that we all want to look youthful and radiant until the day we die. I know I do! We’ve heard a million times that Black don’t crack, but it does. It just takes way longer. We still need to be proactive about caring for our skin to prevent signs of aging. A huge culprit of making us look older are free radicals.
You’re probably wondering what the heck a free radical is and what they have to do with aging. I’m going to break it down, but first we need a quick chemistry refresher. (more…)
There was a time in my life when I didn’t know what was clueless about makeup. I may seem like I’ve always had my makeup life reasonably together, but that is a basket full of fairy tales. Makeup application is a learned skill. It’s okay to not know what’s going on and research how to do or use something. We all have to start somewhere. (more…)