May 5, 2016

Fashion ~ Abstract Atheleisure Wear | Pink Tank Top

90 Degrees by Reflex
These abstract leggings are similar to the other ones reviewed here, they are also from "90 Degrees by Reflex" bought on Amazon.  I ordered these also in an X-small and they did not come all the way up on my waist, but they do fit really snug.  My reasoning for ordering an X-small (even though I wear a small) is so they can sit really tight on my waist, but these sit low (even though they are sussposed to be high-waisted) because they are too small. So when ordering the pattern prints... order your true size!  The solids seem to work for me in an X-small, I have 4 pairs in Black and 1 pair in Grey.... you can find my review of them here.

May 2, 2016

Beauty ~ Pure 100% Hyaluronic Acid and Why You Should Be Using It

One of the things I most love to talk about here on the Blog is items related to Skin Care.  I visit my Dermatologist once a year and leave with an abundance of information and sample products to try. I'm not new to hyaluronic acid, I reviewed it here as one of the top staples in my anti-aging skin care regimen. This is the first year that I started using pure hyaluronic acid without being mixed with anything else.  I chose this brand by Timeless, based on their reviews and purchased it from Amazon.  This is my very first step in my nighttime routine. I use it as a corrector and to prepare my face for the next step which is Retin-A.

April 29, 2016

Fashion ~ Atheleisure Wear | Floral Leggings & Tank

 Believe it or not, these leggings are from the brand "90 Degrees by Reflex", they make about 30 different colors from solids to prints to florals in a wide variety of colors. You can find them on Amazon for $19 a pair.  I bought sizes XS because I have a really narrow waist (24") and I want them to really fit my waist instead of my hips... I did have to wiggle them up over my hips but once they were on, they're really comfortable.  My Nike tank top came from Sports Authority and I've had it for awhile now.

April 28, 2016

Lira and Bobbi Brown Discuss Their Collaboration

I normally don't post these kinds of post but I'm venturing out a bit why... because very rarely do you find a major brands endorsing beautiful black actresses and models as their brand ambassadors. Lancome endorsed Lupita Nyong'o last year after she won the Oscar as one of their brand ambassadors and now we have Bobbi Brown, a major brand, endorsing another beautiful women of color as the face of their South African Cosmetics Campaign.  You can read the full story here.

April 27, 2016

Lifestyle ~ Blepharoplasty | Hooded Eyelid Surgery 1 Year Update (Part 10)

Blepharoplasty | Hooded Eyelid Surger
One year ago on April 27, 2015 I had Blepharoplasty aka upper eyelid surgery.  I was very transparent throughout the entire process and blogged the entire journey here on my blog (Blepharoplasty) as well as created a playlist on my YT channel (Blepharoplasty Playlist). While this will be my last post of this journey, I doubt that it will be my last plastic surgery.  I really want to have a breast reduction, but I'm going to wait until I have totally transformed my body from fat to muscle, that way I will be able to see how much of a reduction I really need. 

April 25, 2016

Swatches ~ Colorpop Ultra Satin Lip Stains on Brown Skin

I bought these Colorpop Ultra Satin Lip stains under much hesitancy. I refer to my girls in our brown skin makeup group for the 411 on most of the affordable lip products that I don't normally buy to get their honest feedback.  So when these came out, there was a plethora of comments and swatches with various opinions good and bad... just depending on who was swatching. Last year I purchased 14 of the original Colorpop Liquid Lipsticks, they were horrible on my lips and just not worth the efforts of applying. I finally gave them away to my friend's 16yr old daughter who just loved them! When these came out I hesitated but finally decided to get some of colors that I liked.  There's 0.11ozs of products and these cost $6 each.