E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches + Review

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches + Review

PR samples were sent for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed are my own. I’ve been going back to basics using hair and beauty products that are both affordable and have good quality. Lip products are my favorite and I’ve been loving each e.l.f. moisturizing lipstick included in my beauty squad boxes. The e.l.f. moisturizing lipstick comes in a variety of shades. No matter your skin tone, there is a...

3 Easy Ways to Combat Dry Skin This Winter

I received the Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer for my review. As always, opinions expressed are my own I’ve lived in NYC my whole life and I have yet to appreciate the wintertime outside of the holidays. Having visibly dry skin when winter comes around isn’t attractive so like my hair, I had to create a regimen to keep my skin moisturized. If you get dry skin when winter comes,...

Discovering My Roots with Ancestry DNA

Discovering My Roots with Ancestry DNA

In school, I’ve always loved history and learning about other cultures. There’s no doubt it has influenced me to travel as often as I do. After hearing different stories of my family’s past, I decided to buy an Ancestry DNA kit online.  When I saw my mother’s results from a test taken sometime last year, it really interested me to do one myself. These were her results: 74% African 23% Asian 1% European 2% Pacific...

Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka

Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka

The Sarah clutch by House of Moruka was sent for me to review. As a supporter of black-owned businesses, I’m excited to share my review of the Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka. House of Moruka is a brand created by NYC-based designer Julian Gravesande and the name Moruka comes from of a river in her home country Guyana. All of the totes and clutches are handmade and named after areas in Guyana or friends and family...

Stylish Handmade Jewelry by The Pink Locket

Stylish Handmade Jewelry by The Pink Locket

I received the items mentioned from The Pink Locket. All opinions reflected are my own I love stylish jewelry and supporting black owned businesses. For the months of July and August, I received two handmade pieces from The Pink Locket Jewelry Box. The Pink Locket is a company that sells handmade jewelry using copper, sterling silver, bronze, and gold filled metals. They also include services to repurpose vintage jewelry, creating new pieces. The...

COOLA Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer Review

Coola Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer Review

[discalim]This moisturizer was sent to me for review. As always, opinions reflected are my own.[/disclaim] Happy June! Summer will be here before we know it and I wanted to share my experience using COOLA’s Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer. The Coola Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer was one of the products sent to me during Ulta’s Love Your Hair Event. It comes in a travel sized bottle, so I brought it along for my recent trip to...

Ulta Beauty Try Me Hair Kits

Ulta Try Me Hair Kits

This post is sponsored by Ulta Beauty. It is a few days into the Ulta Love Your Hair event and I’m sharing three of the try me hair kits I received. The Try Me Hair kits are available at Ulta stores and cost only $9.99. Depending on your hair type and/or needs, the kits have a good variety of full and sample sized products. It also comes with a discount...

Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT blocker

I am not a health professional. Consult your physician before purchasing. I received the product mentioned above using BrandBacker.com for review. All opinions are my own. I haven’t taken vitamins for hair growth since I first went natural in 2012. I wasn’t comfortable with the length I had and I heard good things about Biotin so I gave it a try. Months later I took a popular hair growth vitamin and it made my...