LIPP Beautifully Review 

Recently, @CurlInfluencer contacted me about working with LIPP Beautifully to promote their range of nude shades. Of course I was all in because a girl can never have enough nudes, amiright?! These samples were sent to me complimentary of Curl Influence, but all opinions are my own.  Lip Beautifully is a black woman owned company […]

How to GLOW Better 

Have you ever heard of the term #highlightpoppin? Well if you haven’t , it references to a very blinding highlight. In order to blind people you need to have a pigmented highlight and a technique that will have the sun praising your cheek bones. Highlight is my favorite part of my makeup routine because it […]

My Current Oily Skincare Routine  

Photography by Laura Dominguez , Styling by Elizabeth Torvik

When it comes to skincare it’s absolutely important that you find out what type of skin you have. This will help when trying to find the perfect skincare products for your skin. I personally have oily skin. 

In this post I’m going to discuss what products I recommend for oily skin type, but proceed with caution as some products may or may not be for you, depending on your type of skin because everyone is different. 

Face wash– Its good to use a foaming face wash, because the foam helps get rid of excess oil and also makes your face feel less oily. I like to use Dr. Bronner’s tea tree soap because tea tree is good for the skin and their soaps foam up and gets rid of any dirty on the skin. 

Toner– This great for your skin as it removes any excess dirt or oil that your face wash did not remove. I like to use a witch hazel toner. 

Moisturizer– Although you have oily skin you still want to moisturize because overdrying the face could mean for more oil production. A great moisturizer for oily skin would be one that is Oil free . 

Face Masks– Its great to use a face mask once or twice a week that will detoxify and clean out your pores. Clay masks are amazing for oily skin because they detoxify and pull out excess oils in the skin. Freeman has great masks that help with oil skin. Most of their masks can be used as face washes as well so you get 2 in 1. 

Hope you all enjoyed reading and you found this post helpful. Talk to you all in my next post, muah! 

My Top 4 Summer Makeup Tips

What better way to take in the last few weeks of summer than to soak up the sun for a shoot. I recently linked up with my girl Rai and we did another amazing shoot by the pool. If you haven't already, go check out my last post I did with Rai. It was an arcade shoot that turned out just as amazing as this shoot. Make sure to follow her on Instagram @shotbyrai for more of her beautiful work.

So let's get to today's topic- Summer Makeup Tips. Due to living in a hot and humid environment most of my life I've always tried to stray away from putting on makeup, if I'm planning to be outside for a while, especially in the summer time. So that is why I wanted to share these tips for those of us who want to enhance our looks without having to feel nervous about the heat.

I wanted to talk about tips I like to use for summer makeup because they've actually helped me when doing this shoot with Rai.

#1. Always try to opt for transfer resistant/ waterproof makeup. These type of items will help so that your face won't melt off and so that you can look and feel good.

#2. Try to use products with sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The better we protect our skin now the better we'll look when we're 50, lol. But still protect your skin when your 50 as well , haha.

#3. Use less makeup than you normally would. Since it's hot and you most likely will sweat you don't want to have a cakey face full of makeup. Try to keep everything light (bb cream, concealer).

#4. Don't forget your glow! I love to highlight, but in the summer it's a must. Apply your favorite highlight so when the sun kisses your skin you'll have that effortless glow.

I hope that these tips help you all. I also like to use these tips year round because here in Texas it will get hot in a minute. I wanted to keep it short and straight to the point but let me know if you all want more of my tips as well as in depth makeup that works well with the summer heat. Also tell me what are you alls tips on how to maintain a beat face in the summer. Talk to you all in my next post, muah!