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Self Care is the Best Care: How I Keep Myself Balanced

Hey you guys!

Saturday got off to real chill start for me, and it was really nice. Normally I don’t give myself enough time to get everything done and I’m usually rushing from one thing to the next. But, Saturday was different. I woke up earlier than usual and was able to move through my morning routine at a leisurely pace. Continue reading “Self Care is the Best Care: How I Keep Myself Balanced”

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#OOTD 03/26/19

Happy Tuesday guys!

I got so many compliments and questions about this outfit that I posted Sunday, that I wanted to post some pieces inspired by this look for ya’ll. Continue reading “#OOTD 03/26/19”

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New Season, Who Dis? Acheiving My Best Warm Weather Skin.

Hey ya’ll!

Spring made it’s official entrance this past week, and now that skin we’ve been neglecting all winter long is in need of some love. Even for those of us who have been sticking to a skincare routine throughout the colder months, a new season can call for a new approach. I sweat like nobody’s business, so I’ve been really focusing on keeping my skin balanced as the temperature rises. Keep reading to find out which products I’m currently loving on to keep my skin happy this spring and summer. Continue reading “New Season, Who Dis? Acheiving My Best Warm Weather Skin.”

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I Never Met a Foundation I Didn’t Like! Until…

Hey yall!

It’s been a while, but I’m back! Sadly, my return is not on the best of terms as I have some really disheartening news to share. I recently picked up the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation at my local Sephora, and was really excited to try it. I checked it out online first, and was able to find my shade match fairly easy using the online shade finder. I strolled into Sephora, found my match and was on my way in about 5 minutes. I attended a professional conference last week, so I was amped to put it to the test as I would staring down some really long days. Unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed with the result.

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Shade Match

In terms of how well the foundation matched my skin, I’d rate the Lock-It Tattoo Foundation a 3.5 out of 5. Based upon the shade I use in another foundation that matches my skin well, the shade finder recommended Deep 77w as my shade. Though this shade was supposed to be warm, I don’t feel like it meshed well with my golden undertones. Once it oxidized, it actually made me look a bit pasty. When it comes to my shade choice, I usually go for foundation that matches the deeper tones of my face. My forehead it darker than my cheeks, so I tend to match my shade to my forehead. I don’t enjoy, nor do I have any use for looking pasty or ashy.

Coverage

This is a full coverage foundation that truly lives up to that expectation. I would rate the coverage 5 out of 5 as it did a great job of covering imperfections. If you’re using this foundation, you more than likely won’t need a concealer to bolster coverage.

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Durability

Whew chile! This is where things went all the way left. Literally 5 minutes after I’d set my face, the foundation had already settled into my smile lines. I. DO. NOT. HAVE. TIME! This is a definite deal breaker for me. Of course I expect some settling over the course of the day, but 5 mins in? Oh no! This was the most frustrating aspect for me. For this reason, I have to rate durability 2 out of 5.

Overall, I rate this foundation a 3.5 out 5. This foundation has amazing reviews (4 out of 5 stars on Sephora.com from 13k reviews) which obviously means it works well for a number of people. Sadly, I’m just not one of those people. Of course I spent my hard earned coin on this foundation, so I’ll probably continue to use it. However, I doubt that I would purchase it again. Have you ever used the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ? If so, how’d it work for you? Is it your jam or is it a no for you? Let me know in the comments below!

 

As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, talk to me! If you like what you see subscribe!

Talk soon,

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1 Year Blogaversary GIVEAWAY!!

****This Giveaway is closed! Congratulations to Rachel Marquez!!****

Hey y’all!

I’ve decided that I’m celebrating my one year blogaversary until the end of the year. In a strange turn of events, I want to give someone else a gift to celebrate this milestone achievement. Haha! Well maybe not so strange. I’d like to think I’m a generous person. In any event, keep reading to find out how to enter!

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#DARKLIPSZN (Dark Lip Season)

Hey ya’ll!

Happy Sunday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and are ready for Monday. Last week I posted a selfie showcasing my dark lippie on the gram. After that, I got to thinking Continue reading “#DARKLIPSZN (Dark Lip Season)”

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Falling for Floral

Hey ya’ll!

So, it looks like I’ve found my new favorite print for fall; floral! I honestly didn’t feel like floral print transitioned well into fall until I laid eyes on this dress…

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Keeping it Wintertime Fine: Part 1

Hey ya’ll!
Even though the temperature in NC has yet to fall, I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that summer is finally over. If you’re like I was prior to my visit with Tina D’Von, (founder and owner of the Skin Studio),

Continue reading “Keeping it Wintertime Fine: Part 1”

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10 Things That Make Me Happy!

Hey y’all!

With my birthday just passed,  Emily of The Planking Traveler couldn’t have chosen a better time to tag me for the “10 things that make me happy”  challenge! (See what makes Emily happy here). This is a good time to reflect on all the good in my life! Honestly, I’m sure I could come up with more than 10, but we’ll leave at 10 for the purpose of this post. Continue reading “10 Things That Make Me Happy!”

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Chick With The Braids

Hey ya’ll!

SO, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you already know that I spent last weekend Curaçao! If you’re wondering where Curaçao is exactly, don’t worry because I’ve got you! I’ll be posting a trip guide real soon! In the meantime, for quick reference, it’s a part of the A-B-C island chain; Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao 🇨🇼.

Prior to the trip, I was wracking my brain for months about what to do with my hair. We traveled down for my cousin’s bachelorette party, and Lord knows I didn’t want to be the girl with crusty hair ruining all the group photos of what should be one of the most memorable getaways of her life.  About two weeks before the trip, I started scrolling through pictures Continue reading “Chick With The Braids”

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Long time no see…

Hey y’all!

It has been forever! I know I’ve been MIA, but I’m working on getting my stuff together! After attending the Ignite your Influence event this past weekend in Charlotte, I’m feeling more motivated than ever to create new content for you guys. Now I just need extra hours in the day and maybe an extra day in the week. I literally woke up this morning thinking, “what day of the weekend of this?” Then I, sadly, realized it was only Tuesday 😭.

Dress: Lularoe

I really just wanted to pop in to say hey to guys, and assure you that I have new things on the horizon. I have so many ideas, and I promise I’m going to sit still long enough to get them out of my brain one day soon. Until then thank you for rocking with me!

As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions of what you’d like to see from me, talk to me! If you like what you see, subscribe!

Talk soon! 💋

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#Beachvacay: Emerald Isle Recap + Photo Diary

Hey y’all!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! My only regret is that Sunday came so quickly. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that we spent the weekend in Emerald Isle, NC. Continue reading “#Beachvacay: Emerald Isle Recap + Photo Diary”