Super Simple, 3-Ingredient DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

A few days ago, I overheard a coworker talking about a coconut oil coffee scrub and I thought hmmm..coconut oil and coffee?!  Coconut oil and coffee are two things in my life that I never want to have to go a day without. So mixed together, I figured they’d be pretty amazing. As soon as I got home, I set off on a DIY coffee scrub adventure. After doing some quick research, I found out that coffee scrubs are super simple to make yourself and they have quite a few benefits: Like any scrub, they remove dead, flaky skin The caffeine in the coffee has vitalizing qualities The coffee provides aromatherapy They temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite (HuffPost) All you need to make the perfect coffee scrub is virgin coconut oil, sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw because it’s not as fine as refined sugar), and caffeinated coffee. It’s […]

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Product Review | Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Mud Mask

Shea Moisture Peace Rose Complex Senstive Skin Mud Mask

The other day I was perusing through Target, picking up things that I don’t really need, and while I was in the beauty aisle I saw Shea Moisture’s Peace Rose Oil Complex Mud Mask. During the Fall season, my skin tends to get dry and flaky and I like to incorporate a good mask so I was definitely interested. The name alone sounded amazing but what really attracted me was the fact that it was marketed to people with sensitive skin. Let me say that I have probably some of the most sensitive skin in America. I break out terribly using products that are “hypoallergenic” and are clearly created with sensitive skin folks in mind so it’s safe to say that I had my doubts— but it’s Shea Moisture! I’ve yet to come across one of their products that I didn’t like so I was pretty excited to give it […]

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I Just Relaxed My Hair After Almost 4 Years of Being Natural. Here’s Why.

relax natural hair

If you’re looking for a post that lists reason after reason why choosing to wear my natural hair was the worst decision I’ve made since wearing Melissa’s (I know you remember those terrible, plastic translucent shoes), you’ve reached the wrong post. If I’m being honest, deciding to relax my hair has very bittersweet for me. These last almost four years have been liberating, enlightening, and flat out fun. But quite a few months ago, I lost the ‘fun’ and excitement in my hair. I went from perm rod sets and braid-outs to day after day of elastic band boredom. We’ve all threatened to relax our natural hair in tough moments but this was a feeling that I couldn’t shake after 1, 3, and even 6 months. Things just weren’t the same. Let me tell you why. I just didn’t have the time. If you’d told me five years ago that […]

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10-Minute Busy Girl “Fresh-face” Makeup

In my house, whenever we’re getting ready to leave, it always feels like we’re racing the clock. I have to get the kids together, pack the diaper bag, make sure that the dog has everything she needs and by the time I’ve done all of that I’m left with about 15 minutes to make sure that I look okay (meanwhile my husband is dressed and ready to go). So I’ve pretty much mastered the art of ‘makeup in a hurry’.  I love glitterly eye shadow and winged eyeliner just as much as the next person but honestly ain’t nobody got time for that. Because I don’t have time to do a million different steps, this “fresh-face” look is super simple and doesn’t require much. I use my primer and foundation, concealer, a brow kit (or pencil but lately I’ve been favoring the kit), blush, highlighter (or bronzer), translucent powder, nude […]

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My First ColourPop Unboxing and Review (Ultra Glossy Lip)

ColourPop Unboxing

I’ve been hearing about ColourPop for quite a while and  I’ve finally decided to try them out. Here are my thoughts: What’s ColourPop? ColourPop is a cosmetic company located in Cali that sells beautiful makeup for super reasonable prices. They’re known for the pigmentation of their makeup and they sell mostly lipsticks or glosses, blush, highlighter, eye shadow, and brow products. What did you buy? How much was it? I bought an Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade ‘Bestie’ which has a crème finish and is a pale pink color. ColourPop is known for their gorgeous matte lipsticks but about almost two weeks ago, they released their Ultra Glossy Lip line. I was in need of a good gloss so I figured I’d give it a try. The gloss itself was $6 but if you subscribe to their emails, you get $5 off your first purchase. So with standard $4.99 […]

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How To Switch Up Your Makeup For The Fall Season

Fall Makeup

Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. Cooler weather, spiced lattes, and beautiful scenery (not to mention, my October birthday). But more importantly, with fall comes my favorite fashion trends and makeup looks. Here’s three small ways to change up your makeup for this upcoming fall season: Reach for warmer colors This is definitely the time to put away the hot pinks and fuchsia and pull out the deeper, much richer, earthy tones. Your eye shadows should range from soft browns to sultry coppers and metallic shades. Lip colors can be bold burgundys, plums, deep reds, or even beautiful nudes. Make it Smokey I like to wear a subtle natural smokey eye year round but fall is the time to really go all out. Go heavy on the eyeliner, rock a cat eye, and go for bold lashes. Feel free to add black and pops of color into your […]

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Beauty Find of the Month// Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes

Let me first start by saying that I’m a MAC girl. I love love love MAC’s makeup but let’s be real —it’s expensive. As a new stay-at-home mom, I’m always on the lookout for dupes and alternatives. It seems that every time I turn on the TV, I see a commercial about Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Mattes. So a couple weeks ago I figured I would pick one up and give it a try. I’m a sucker for a lipstick with a matte finish but more importantly I like for it to be creamy so that I can avoid priming my lips. Here are my thoughts on this product:  Price I picked this lipstick up from Target for just under $6. Huge price difference compared to the $16 I usually pay for a tube of MAC lipstick.  Color The color that I picked up is number 665, “Lust for Blush”. […]

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