3 products make-up look for the minimalist

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If you’re trying to adopt the minimal lifestyle, take care of your skin, or simply stop buying too many beauty products, I think these 3 products can seriously be all you need for most days. Of course you can glam up for special occasions or whenever you feel like it. For this look, I just used my NYX micro brow pencil, MAYBELLINE lash sensation and of course a lippie, JORDANA liqud lipstick in Cinnamon Toast.

How do you keep your make-up at a minimum?

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Quit shaming people who wear make-up

I wrote this a while ago, but I think it is still relevant.makeup shaminggreetings, hope you are well…

In the past few weeks I’ve come across several  pictures circulating around the web of women who basically “transform” between their before make-up picture and after make-up picture. In all honesty, after a little application of any type of make-up, be it a little eye liner or a full face make-up, we all look different from when we started with no make-up at all….

Some men and women ( I say this shamefully- because I think women should understand the most) have decided that these women who may feel as though they have NO choice but to wear full face make-up are funny and something to make fun of.

It isn’t

Looking at these pictures, the women appear to have either really bad acne or are suffering from hyper pigmentation. Living in a society where there are an ABUNDANCE of skin-care products and routines floating around promoting clear skin, I ask, is it not normal that these women want to have even toned or clear skin too? And for them, their only way to achieve it is wearing excess makeup.

Unfortunately, people are mean and inconsiderate and have decided to shame them for not have flawless skin and wearing makeup. I see comments about how these women are deceiving men and I think to myself, this isn’t about men, its about self.

From my experience, I can honestly say I wear makeup to please myself. I know many women who do too. No one is out here applying their make up with thoughts of deceiving men or people. Makeup enhances our features, so it is really pleasing to look at yourself after applying even a bit of mascara and think yourself ” I am fine looking person”….

Anyways, my point is or was, not all of us are lucky to have blemish-free faces and that is okay. Accepting your face as is, is wonderful and beautiful and that’s what we all want. But wearing make-up because you want to cover blemishes is okay too and you are still beautiful. It’s not funny. Love yourself the way you need to. Be it with make up or not. It’s whatever brings you joy and gets you through the day.

stay true!

New Shea Moisture Commercial

So Shea moisture has joined the ad fails of 2017. I am beginning to think these ads trolling on black issues are being done on purpose for attention, and I will tell why.

I am not in the marketing world but I know FOR A FACT that before an ad is publicized it goes through many channels before a ‘go ahead’ is given. People work on ads for months if not years. No one just wakes up and publicize something for businesses, especially big ones like Shea moisture. So it is hard for me to believe that these companies didn’t know the consequences for publicizing these commercials.

Shea moisture is an all natural hair and beauty company. They specialize in natural hair products that are full of vitamins, good oils, and right nutrients for any hair issues someone may have. From dry hair, to damaged hair, they have products to cater to every natural hair person.

Shea moisture gained its success, yes, its success by catering to black women who have joined the natural hair movement in the last 10 years or so. Many black women decided and are still deciding to go natural because they are finally understanding that the hair that grow out of their scalp is also pretty. Black women, have single handedly helped Shea moisture grow to what it is today only to be tossed to the side. There isn’t a natural hair video favorites on YouTube that Shea moisture isn’t mentioned.

Then comes this commercial

I am ALL about inclusion, but inclusion SHOULD look like inclusion. This commercial literally tosses the black woman out and tells her, “there is no room for you here.” Which is problematic because black women have felt this way for a very long time. Left out, forgotten, someone who doesn’t deserve recognition, someone who is invisible.

I think it hurts more when it comes from people who you know KNOW BETTER. But for profit or whatever the reason, felt that they should erase that knowledge. Do I think it’s a good business move, by all means yes. Shea moisture being moved from the “ethnic” section to the “hair care” aisle will do WONDERS for their business and their pockets.

It is just heartbreaking that these women will pick money over their daughters, sisters and mothers.

Link to Shea moisture commercial ———> VIDEO

What do you think?

Minimalism for Beginners: Skin Care edition

I’ve been attempting to live this minimalist lifestyle and I want to incorporate in every aspect of my life.

Today, I’ll be sharing how I’ve minimized my skincare products. I used to be one of those people that purchased every suggested skincare product and I ended up with tons of products. I had so many that I didn’t know which product was doing what or which one was working and not working out for me. img_3111-2My selection process for minimizing my skincare products came easily to me. I thought of my needs and convenience. For me, a good skincare regime has a cleanser and a moisturizer and an occasional scrub to remove the dead skin cells.

So 3 needs, 3 products. It’s so simple! I used to have 3 different facial cleansers. WHY?img_3112-2

I also reserved these 2 things for the days I wear make-up. A toner acts like an additional cleanser after I’ve used my actual cleanser the eye makeup remover is for the days I wear heavy eye make-up.

I’v been using these 5 products for months now, and I’ve noticed how effective they are because they all have a purpose and they get to fully live it without other products interfering.

How do you choose products for your skincare routines?

4 Best Lipstick Colors for Spring 2017

Hi Friends,

One of my favorite things to talk about besides natural hair is beauty products, specifically lipsticks. Today, I will be sharing my favorite lipsticks for spring with you all, I definitely wear other lipsticks not just these four lipsticks. But I will be sharing my other favorites later mostly the NUDES! ahhhh and plus this is brown girl friendly. yay!

This one is called Vegas Volt by MAC, its a really nice creamy orange that I apply lightly.

I love liquid lipsticks. This one is by Jordana, called Cherry Cobbler and it cost less than $5. How about that. This lipstick makes every outfit bright.

Faux by Mac is kind of my all year round lipstick, so it will always show up in any lipstick favorites, or best posts for EVERY season. get familiar!

This is an oldie. It is Heroine by MAC. I know its a fan favorite and it is definitely a spring and summer lipstick.

What is your favorite lipstick to wear for the spring time? I need ideas