My Laser Hair Removal Experience

Happy Monday my loves!

This has been a highly requested topic for years, body/facial hair management.. ah the struggles of a brown girl! I’m not a ridiculously hairy person but unwanted hair is something that has been somewhat of a nuisance to me, as I’m sure most of you can sympathize and relate. My biggest problem areas were my forehead/hairline and my underarms. My underarms were a problem because they never fully looked “clean shaven” no matter how recently I shaved nor how new or sharp my razor was. My hair is just very dark and coarse and always wanted some attention even sitting under my skin, blegh! My hairline is all kinds of a hot mess. I grew up with my mom teasing me calling it “monkey hair” -_- thanks mom. Not only has God given me several handfuls of baby hair, my actual hair-hair along my hairline didn’t and still doesn’t know how to behave. My widow’s peak had a cowlick so the front chunk of my hair grew straight down, the hair wouldn’t grow long or mix into the rest of my mane so it was just a straggly mess sitting on my forehead 24/7. My mom and I both have babyhair pretty much all over our foreheads except for the very center lol I swear my hairline was just shy of connecting to my brows. I’ve been getting laser hair removal done for about a year at Laser Away in Pasadena, California. I just finished my last face session last week and my body (underarms and Brazilian) is probably just about finished too! Best investment of time and money ever! I really want to start getting my legs done soon. I talk about everything in a ton of detail in the video so, enjoy! I hope it’s helpful. If you have any questions please leave them below. I’m going to do my best to vlog at my next session and ask my girl all of your questions!… View Post

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Girly Prom Makeup Tutorial

Happy Hump Day!!

I filmed this tutorial a few weeks ago thinking I would edit it for you guys while on my trip buuuut that just did not happen! We were running around constantly, not sleeping, and I got the flu!! I finally got around to editing it over the weekend and it went live on my channel a few days ago but for my lovely blog-fam it’s finally here on the home base haha! I absolutely love this look, it’s so girly and pretty to me. Perfect for spring and for you teenies, I think it’s a great look for prom! As usual its super full coverage so you’ll look flawless in both person and photos. I wish I could dig up my old prom photos to show you what an atrocity it all was but everything is at my mom’s house, wah! You guys have to remind me next time I visit home!

Enjoy the tutorial!! xo

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60s Mod Double Winged Liner | Disney Minnie & Sephora Collection

Hi my princesses!

I teamed up with Disney last week to create a 60s mod double winged liner look using some pieces from the new Disney Minnie x Sephora collection. The pieces are to die for and I just love the packaging, it’s a perfect collection that all ages would love! What item are you lusting after the most? My favorite cosmetic piece is the Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow Palette – there are 20 shades that range from mattes to shimmers, super pigmented! My favorite accessory is definitely the Reflection of Minnie Compact Mirror, a forever staple in my purse now. So cute!

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Clinique Sonic System Airbrushed Finish Liquid Foundation Applicator

Foundation is the most important thing to anything you care about: your home, your relationship… your face lol! I’m sure you’ve noticed in my makeup tutorials that I spend a ton of time on my base, I’d say I dedicate a good 50% of my time. With my obsession with a flawless base comes a massive collection of both foundation & applicators. I’ve done it all, fingers, brushes, sponges, airbrush.. its safe to say that not all are created equal. 

The latest addition to my collection is something very innovative thanks to Clinique, the new Clinique Sonic System Airbrushed Finish Liquid Foundation Applicator. The great news is that if you already have their dermatologist-developed sonic device, all you have to do is pop off the brush head and attach the foundation applicator; and if you don’t own it, its a great investment as it’ll serve multiple purposes.

This applicator doesn’t eat up your [expensive] product like other brushes and sponges. It gently blends and puffs foundation evenly into the skin leaving an airbrush finish. Every pore, nook, & cranny of your beautiful face will look polished to perfection. Just dot your foundation over your face and begin blending away with your Clinique Sonic System, you won’t need to apply any pressure at all, just gently glide away.

You can purchase the Liquid Foundation Applicator head attachment or the full device with attachment at Nordstrom.com

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Instagram Makeup | Full Face Contour, Highlight, Baking

Happy Monday! Weeee I’m super excited about today’s makeup tutorial because it’s probably my favorite makeup I’ve done on myself yet. I don’t know if it’s because I really took the time to show you contouring, highlighting, and baking, but it finished so flawlessly! I hope you all love it too! I wanted to do a tutorial on Instagram makeup. To me, this is the look that’s trending all over the insta-sphere, and it’s also a look that a lot of people hate.. its pretty polarizing. Glam girls love it but a lot of MUAs in the industry hate it for how bold and harsh it can be. Different strokes for different folks! A girl like me loves me some cake, so be prepared to watch me layer it on!! :)

Enjoy!

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Benefit Cosmetics | Dew the Hoola | Review

Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is such a staple fav! I’ve seen all my favorite insta-MUAs using it for years and I even picked it up myself for the first time a couple years back. It’s a wonderful natural bronzer with a matte finish. Nothing too harsh, no orange, just a beautiful natural glow. I will say though that if you are my complexion or darker, your cheek contour won’t be slice sharp because it is more of a medium tone, rather than a deep contouring powder. It gives me a subtle, glowy contour which I really do love when I’m in the mood for it – especially in the day time.

Hoola fans rejoice! Benefit just released a liquid soft-matte version as well as an all over body bronzer! Even though I naturally have a bronzed complexion, I love using a body bronzer to keep my color even and keep me looking warm. My chest gets especially light compared to the rest of me. The great thing about Hoola Zero Tanlines is that there is an applicator hidden away right in the cap – no stained hands! I believe this is to be used like “body makeup” it isn’t a gradual self-tanner, so it washes off at the end of the day.

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Priyanka Chopra Oscars 2016 Makeup

Hi babes!

After Leonardo Dicaprio, Priyanka Chopra was the #2 most googled person after the Oscars! No surprise there as she looked so stunning and is such a star in both Hollywood and Bollywood. Her success in the west is truly inspiring! I loved her simple look with the mauve matte lip and just had to recreate it, let me know what you think!

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Fresh-Faced Spring Makeup

TGIF! I’m so excited today, I’ve partnered up with Ulta to bring you this spring makeup look celebrating the launch of Buxom Cosmetics at Ulta stores & ulta.com! This look is super fresh-face and daytime appropriate, I hope you love it!

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Rihanna ‘Work’ Makeup Tutorial | 2 Looks

Happy Monday!

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Rihanna. What a way to begin the week than her releasing two music videos for her new single Work. I love love love both videos so I just had to create two inspired looks in one tutorial. Let me know which one you love more!

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