Monday, September 21, 2020

Formulate your Hair

For the last few years I've wanted to change my hair. I have been wearing the same style for about 6 years and I was struggling with growth because I was putting SO MUCH HEAT on it! I decided I was going to put much less heat and way chemicals and start wearing a more natural look. So, when COVID-19 hit and we all were required to stay home and work from home,  I decided there was no better time to do so. I've tried so many shampoos and conditioners to clean my scalp and hair so when Formulate reached out I was more than happy to try! And I'm so glad I did!

I've tried so many shampoos and conditioners to manage my dermatitis but most of them just made it worse. A lot of shampoos and conditioners have sulfates and parabens that are detrimental to the health of my scalp and my hair. The beauty of Formulate is that it's customized for exactly what you need. I was able to choose the ingredients for my products as well as the sent! I am partial to shampoos and conditioners that have a beautiful strong scent but that can be a struggle when you're looking for products that are going to help make your hair and scalp healthy. Those scalp cleaning shampoos usually smell like chemicals. YUCK. 
So, after two full weeks of using the products I am more than happy to say I'm a huge fan!  After each wash my scalp feels so clean and my hair is so soft! As a matter of fact, after I shampoo I've never felt my hair softer. 
The process is incredibly easy. You'll download the app, answer about 10 questions, and within a week you'll have your very own shampoo and conditioner. You can even set-up your subscription for auto-shipping. Which is perfect if you are an everyday washer! It's just way too easy! I have to say my favorite question I answered was based on the climate where I live. I never really thought about how the air quality would affect my hair. But now I will definitely consider it moving forward.

So now it's your turn! I'v partnered with Formulate to give one of my readers their very own set of products! Click here to enter a giveaway! You have until October 19th to enter!

I'm so excited to hear about your results, so make sure you enter! Good luck!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The New Normal

Bralettelola getts//Leggingslola getts//SunglassesGucci//SneakersAdidas

So what's the new normal? I've often considered what this new normal is going to look like moving forward. What's it going to look like for single parents, families with multiple children, or single people? I mean I can definitely imagine what the grocery store outings will look like moving forward.  Probably not much different than what they are now. But my main concern is how are we all going to interact with each other? What will socializing look like when we're able to socialize again?

I'v also considered what getting dressed is going to look like. Currently my new normal has been nothing but lounge outfits and leggings.  I'm definitely not complaining however, prior to the quarantine my leggings were mainly for the gym. I never wore them as an everyday outfit, unless maybe they were my favorite bike shorts from lola getts that I dressed up with a blazer or over sized sweater. 

So this is my new normal. Bralettes and leggings with the occasional switch out of my bike shorts!  And I'm not mad at it! Now I understand why athleisure has been so popular in the last few years. It's comfortable AF!

So be prepared if you see in the streets this will be my uniform until otherwise notified. LOL! 


Monday, April 20, 2020

Spring Sephora Sale Favorites

It's about that time! A few times a year Sephora hosts their big sale. This is the best time to try new products and stock up on your favorites! I always take advantage of the sale to do just that! You'll use code SPRINGSAVE to save 20%, 15%, or 10% during your respective time frames.

There is no better time than now to try new products that will help you take care of your skin and refine your make-up routine. I've made a list of my favorite items, as well as some products I'm excited to try and I wanted to share!

Happy shopping! 


I use this polish 2 to 3 times a week. It makes my skin feel so smooth and I think my makeup even applies a lot better. It's a little on the pricier side, so definitely use the sale to take advantage of this product. Lancer skincare products are top of the line and I've seen a major difference in my skin since I have started using this polish. 

All of the products from Farmacy Beauty that I have used and still use are amazing. I have very dry skin on my hands so this product is one of my faves! It was originally sent to me in a PR package and I fell in love then.  It is a tiny bit oily so I usually use it at night, giving it time to absorb into my hands. I try to keep it on my nightstand, and it's definitely one of my go-to favorites! 

This lip balm is a non-negotiable for me. I always have it on hand! I've actually given a few as gifts to some of my friends and they also love it!  If you're someone who suffers from chapped lips this is an amazing product. Your lips will stay moisturized and soft. Some lip balms can dry out your lips, and this one won't. 

Since the pandemic and the quarantine we've all had to wash our hands a lot more! In the past few weeks my hands have started to crack. I needed something to keep in my purse and around the house to help with the cracking. Kiehl's always has great products so I tried their hand salve and I love it! Its perfect for everyday usage.

This is a new product for me. I'm super excited to try it. Based on the reviews I've been reading it's excellent to clean your skin. Allegedly, you can feel the dry skin coming off of your face as you massage it into your skin. I'm very excited to try this one! 

When I get blemishes non my face I know I'm not supposed to pick at them but I totally do!  Whenever I do I end up with dark spots around my face. I was previously using a product that you can use all over your face however, I would prefer to just do spot treatments. So I figured I would test this one out! Stay tuned for what I truly think of it.

As I get older I've started to notice dark circles under my eyes. It could be that I just need more sleep however, I think I might be aging. (Hopefully very gracefully!) I bought these eyes masks a few weeks back in a small pack and they are great! I've seen a difference in 2 weeks!  I put them on at night when I'm getting ready for bed and you can feel the tingling and cooling under your eyes.  I would also suggest using them in the morning when you wake up to help with the puffiness under your eyes as well. 

This one is a GOOD ONE! I literally use it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!  I don't have an issue with chapped lips however, I do love the way this feels. It is the softest most moisturizing lip mask ever!  Plus it's a fruity flavor. I even have travel versions of this that I keep in my desk at work and in my travel cosmetic bag.  When the weather is dry or I sleep with my heater on, I don't wake up feeling dry. I keep this by my bed and put it on every night. When I wake up my lips are nice and soft. 


I am definitely a lipstick fanatic. I must go through so much lipstick lip stains, and lip crayons. This liquid matte lipstick is by far my favorite. It does not dry out your lips like some other lip stains or liquid mattes do. And the color is truly long lasting! Here are a few of my favorite colors-Heartbreaker, Famous, Trophy Wife, Spice Girl

So in addition to lip stains I've been loving lip glosses. Typically I'm not a lip gloss kind of girl but these lip glosses are so soft. Plus I love Rihanna, so yeah...I often times wear glass when I'm on the go or sometimes on top of a lip color I want to spice up a bit. My favorites are FU$$Y and Hot Chocolit.

I haven't been into eyeliner since my 20s, but I wanted to try this and it is well worth it! I typically use black eye shadow with a slanted brush if and when I feel like I need a liner. This liner has a super pointy tip and the product goes on so well. Usually when I am going to work or just out with friends I'm wearing a strip of false lashes so this camouflages the lashes well! Plus it stays all day and doesn't smudge.

When it comes to setting powders I have two favorites. I alternate between the HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Powder and this one! I love this one because the color match is so good and well.. Rihanna.  

I've said this once before, but if Rhianna doesn't make another album it will be OK with me! Her make-up products are amazing! I love her eyeliner, her lipsticks, setting powders, and now her foundation! This pro filt'r foundation is insane! My favorite part is that it's truly long lasting. A lot of foundations will wear off or change color after wearing it for a few hours, but this truly stays on my skin. Plus my concealer, blush, and highlighter all stay throughout the day on top of it!

This will be my first time using the product and I figured with as much as I love a good contour moment why not, right? So stay tuned for what I think of this one!  


I've kept this fragrance in my collection since college. I know this is a bit of a strong fragrance for a young college girl, however I've always felt that it was so elegant. It's absolutely one of my favorite fragrances. 

A friend of mine, who knows I love fragrance, gave me this beautiful scent or Christmas. I was immediately in love. It's subtle but yet very sexy. There is a powdery warmth to the scent so when I want to be noticed but not "in your face" noticed this is my go to scent. 

So a few years back one of my cousins was wearing this perfume and I was immediately obsessed. This is definitely the sexiest perfume I own. In recent years I have liked more strong and rich fragrances and this one is rich and smoky mixed with damask rose. Every single time I wear this fragrance someone asks me what I'm wearing. This is definitely one to try! 

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