Cleansers for Natural, Textured, Curly Hair

Right now my hair looks and feels dry, lackluster and just downright sad. I know that I could've taken better care of my hair, but sometimes it's much too easy to neglect my hair care routine and just disguise less than stellar hair with a cute braid or bun. Agreed? I Read more

Winter Skin Care DIY

From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator? Below are Read more

Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Birchbox

Zoya Nail Color Blogger Collection by Birchbox

Zoya, my all-time favorite brand of nail polish teamed up with Birchbox and several bloggers to create  the Blogger Collection, three exclusive limited edition nail polish shades. First, each blogger made a mood board capturing her favorite spring/summer colors. Next, Birchbox Facebook fans were asked to vote for the top three boards, which the polish experts at Zoya used to custom-design this stunning trio. Kate is a pinkish grapefruit that comes courtesy of The Small ThingsEleventh Gorgeous created Coraline, a warm juicy tangerine. Capitol Hill Style is the force behind Belle, a coppery pink which features microscopic bits of iridescent glitter. They are ALL gorgeous and right on trend for summer!   Read more

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Spotted: Gossip Girl & Birchbox Join Forces

I just signed up for Birchbox last week and have yet to receive my first package, so I can’t quite vouch for its awesomeness yet, but let me just say: I chose the right time to jump onboard! For those who have been living under a rock like I have (until last week, of course), Birchbox is a subscription service that sends you a custom-selected batch of hand-picked beauty samples each month for $10 each month. And if you’re a huge beauty addict like me, that’s a pretty cool deal.

And in honor of Gossip Girl’s upcoming season 5 finale, the beauty gurus have teamed up with the CW series to deliver new and existing subscribers a batch of goodies curated by the show’s hair and makeup mavens, Amy Tagliamonti and Jennifer Johnson. I’m not even a fan of the show, but I do know that if these samples are good enough for Blake Lively (ahem, I mean Serena van der Woodsen), they’re good enough for me to give a whirl!  Read more

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