I’ve finally updated my wash & go hair routine! Not much has changed besides the rotation of hair products, but I think I may have found my staple product. Check out the video below to see what I used to achieve this look.


One of the hairstyles that is trending this season is the cornrow 2 braided hairstyle that you may have seen on many of your favorite celebrities or even beauty bloggers. I love how simple, yet effortless this look can be. It also serves as a quick protective hairstyle, especially for those who don’t like the commitment of have a protective style for too long.


Check out my tutorial below on how to achieve this look by using clip in hair extensions to elongate your tresses.


PUR Cosmetics has just launched their new “Glow Together” line which consists of Strobe/Highlight Palettes and a limited jumbo bronzing powders. just in time to get your summer glow on!


I was instantly drawn to the sleek packaging with the intricate gold details. The sizing is also perfect for traveling, you never want to carry an overload of bulky makeup and these palettes are perfect sizes.


Sun-Kissed Glow
This palette consists of the shades Aurora, Solar and Dusk. This happened to be my favorite palette of the 2 because the pigment complimented my skin tone easily giving me a natural glow.



Moonlight Glow
This palette consists of 3 creamy shades: Twilight, Lunar & Eclipse. The colors glide on very easily ans I love the fact that Shea Butter is one its main ingredients.



Glow Together Jumbo Bronzer
This bronzer is made up of a mix of matte and shimmer shades and its texture feels like pure silk! I love the natural illumination it gave on my skin.

Check out www.PURcosmetics for more information on these products, also for this edition all the proceeds will go and benefit Action Against Hunger. An organization committed to ending world hunger and providing safe drinking water.

Disclosure: Although consideration was provided by Target, the opinions expressed herein are my own.


I have always been a fan of Sonia Kashuk’s brushes, so when I was able to finally get my hands on her latest set – the exclusive Knockout Beauty Collection, which debuted in Target early this March – I was beyond ecstatic! The line was created by Sonia herself, along with the artist Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, to empower women with inspiring messages like “love is all you need” and “you are a knockout”. These messages are cute little reminders as I apply my makeup each day. The set includes: a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Applicator Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Eyeliner Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Lip Color Brush, Eyebrow Comb/Brush. Along with the collection, I also purchased the Matte Lipstick in “Power Punch”, which is a beautiful vibrant red.


Not only are the brushes of great quality, but they also apply makeup so beautifully! Let me show you the “Knockout Beauty” look I created using brushes from the collection.


1. I applied my foundation with the Dense Buffing Brush.
2. Following up with the concealer using the Precision Concealer Brush.
3. I added an earth-toned color for my eyes using the Domed Eye Shadow Brush.
4. Afterwards, I applied a rosy blush using the Powder Blush Brush.
5. Last but not least, finishing the look using the Power Punch Lipstick.

Final Look:


Have you tried any of Sonia Kashuk’s latest knockout Beauty Collection? Would love to hear your thoughts?

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This post is sponsored by Target.


I’m so happy to continue partnering with Target to share some awesome beauty stories and tips with you all for 2016. This spring, Pixi is launching its first ever skincare line “Skintreats” sold exclusively at Target! This line is formulated with natural, skin illuminating products to maintain a youthful glowing look. These products came just in time, as I was looking for new items to spruce my skin care regimen. I’m going to share with you my current skincare routine using the Pixi line.


Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths
First thing I usually like to do before cleansing my face is removing all of my makeup with a facial cloth. It’s the best way to ensure that you have successfully removed all traces of makeup before cleansing. These ultra nourishing pre-moistened cleansing cloths are not only super soft and gentle, but they hydrate & refresh your skin while lifting away impurities. I like that each soft cloth is infused with aloe vera and camellia oil to soothe skin, leaving it feeling refreshed & hydrated.


Glow Mud Mask:
After removing all of my makeup, I like to use the Glow Mud Mask right after.
It’s a purifying, glow-revealing clay mask made to purify & balance skin. Not only does it stimulate and clarify, but it also brightens the skin. While absorbing oils it also draws out impurities, and fights breakouts while giving an energizing boost to the complexion. Kaolin & sea salt purify while ginseng & aloe vera balance. I have really oily skin and I love that it soaks up all the excess oil, without leaving my skin dry.


24k Eye Elixir
Nothing is worse than waking up with bulgy-puffy tired eyes that screams you haven’t slept in ages. For someone who hardly sleeps, this is a must have for me! Thankfully, this elixir an anti-fatigue peptide serum that massages away puffiness as it smoothes and refreshes the eye area. It has peptides that plump fine lines and raspberry that tones the skin. The best part is the cooling rollerball applicator that soothes & encourages circulation around the eye.


Nourishing Lip Polish
Last but not least, if you are a big Matte-Lipstick wearer like I am, you’re definitely in for a treat! This 2-in-1 lip exfoliator + nourisher helps repair & protect dry, sensitive lips. Infused with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils. It also has this unique massage applicator stimulates circulation, that gives a healthy plumped effect. It also has a lovely smell and taste which is a bonus!

Find your style @TargetStyle !



BeautyCon BFF is a new quarterly beauty subscription box. With total items valued over 100 dollars! Each season they highlight a different beauty influencer curator each month, and send a mix of beauty and accessory items. Also, every season, a lucky number of BFF gift boxes have golden tickets which you could get gift cards worth anywhere from $50-$5,000! Let’s see some of the goodies in this box that Jojo (the artist) curated this fall: View Post


Target’s Beauty Box for September came filled this month with tons of natural hair goodies that I was absolutely stoked about. Out of all the hair products that came in the box, the Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum really stood out to me. I didn’t know Dove even had hair products catering to natural hair. The packaging was really sleek and it has a pump to dispense the product. The first thing I usually do when trying a new product is to see how it smells. This product has a perfume-like smell, which I’m not crazy about, but by the time it dries it goes away and you’re desensitized by it. The product aims to counter 5 key problems of textured hair: (1) Quenches hair dryness (2) Strengthens the hair shaft (3) Improves hair manageability (4) Smoothes the hair fiber surface (5) Seals hair cuticles to lock in nutrients

How to Achieve a Twist-Out Using Dove’s Quench Absolute: (Step by Step)


Step 1: Start off with freshly washed hair, especially being that this is the first time I am testing this product out, you want to see how your hair fully reacts to the product.


Step 2: Part you hair into sections in preparation to twist your hair. I will be sectioning my hair into big sections because I like my twists chunky, but you can definitely part into smaller sections if preferred.


Step 3: Rake the serum in each section and comb through thoroughly.


Step 4: Twist your hair in a crossover motion until you get to your ends. Tip: Finger-coil your ends for extra definition.


In total, I have about 9 twists all over.


Step 5: Use a diffuser on a low heat or cool setting for faster drying.


Step 6: Unravel each twist.


Step 7: Use an Afropick to lift the root and create volume!

Tip: If you want a more defined look only pick at the root, if you want lots of volume, pick all the way.

Final Look:


Have you ever used Dove’s Quench Absolute Serum? Let me know your thoughts!

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Disclosure: Although consideration was provided by Wet n Wild, the opinions expressed herein are of my own.


One thing I can’t go without in my daily beauty routine is leaving my house without mascara. I’ve always loved dramatic eyes, and I love how lashes accentuate eyes. So when I ran out of my current mascara, I was on the hunt for a new one to try.

As I was on my way to my local drugstore, I stumbled across the Wet n Wild section and instantly noticed the packaging on the new Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus mascara. Not only did the hot pink tube and white lettering easily grab my attention, but it also retails for only $5.99! That’s a steal.
Also after reading that it contains macadamia nut, jojoba and olive oils to condition and enrich my lashes, I was sold.


The mascara has a lightweight consistency that does not clump or flake once dried. I also love that you can reapply as many coats as you like and your lashes will not look cakey. The wand is also very nice with rubber bristles that easily glide on.


It gave me super long lashes, leaving them nicely separated and defined.
What better way to pump up the volume and add some flair to your look than with a dramatic fall look?
One of my favorite fall trends is wearing a dark lip and a bandolero hat to complement the look.


Overall, if you are looking for a good, volumizing mascara that will keep your lashes separated for a good price, definitely give this one a try.

Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara retails for $4.99 and can be found at Target and other retail stores.

Wet n Wild’s #StayWild campaign is for the girls who are wild at heart. Who may have jobs, responsibilities, exams, kids…but who, deep inside, still embrace a wild side, their inner renegade that’s fresh, sassy, badass. Who love strong black eyeliner, a fierce red lip, and loads and loads of lashes. For over 35 years, Wet n Wild has delivered the freedom to express your wild side for all women, inclusive of all age, ethnicity, skin color, and economic status. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Wet n Wild continues to reach new accessibility and quality giving women the confidence and freedom to #StayWild. Follow the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, handle @wetnwildbeauty.


Consideration was provided by Cantu. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cantu.


Way back during my natural hair journey in 2012, when I was just transitioning, I was an avid user of Cantu’s Leave in Conditioner Hair Cream. I was thrilled to find out that their Natural Hair Line was being released, and of course I just had to try them! Here’s what I found:

1) Sulfate Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo (13.5 oz):
I love that it is predominantly made with pure shea butter, removes heavy buildup, prevents breakage
and it is great for color treated hair. A little also goes a long way; you do not need much because it lathers up. The shampoo did not leave my hair feeling stripped of its natural oils and it does have a light fruity smell.

2) Sulfate Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner (13.5 oz):
My hair tends to really like Shea butter-based products. So I was really excited to try this conditioner. This consistency is really thick and feels very moisturizing, even after rinsing completely out. The smell is also similar to the shampoo. The product aims to help hair retain natural oils for fewer split ends. Although I did notice that it does not have much slip.


3) Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Cream (12 oz):
After shampooing and conditioning my hair, I used the Leave-in Conditioning Cream after. I am very familiar with this product from my transitioning days, but I was excited to try it out now that I am fully natural. Being that I have color treated hair, I love that this product stops & mends hair breakage. The smell is really light and pleasant; I found that it still serves as a great detangler and was very moisturizing.


4) Coconut Curling Cream (12 oz):
This product aims to define curls without weighing down hair
and is meant to moisturize & strengthen strands. I was super excited to try this cream from the whole collection, especially being that it is a coconut oil based product. I found it to be a bit drying, keep in mind that a little does go a long way. Maybe I used too much product? Which I do have a tendency of doing. This product works best as a styling product, not for your usual “wash & go’s”. The smell is also very similar to the shampoo and has a medium consistency.


5) Twist & Lock Gel (13 oz):

The consistency of this product is a very lightweight cream that does not leave a sticky residue behind after using it. The texture has a jelly-like feel. It aims to control frizz and moisturize. I found that this product works best for achieving hairstyles like twist-outs and braids-outs, especially if you like definition.

Final thoughts:
I was amazed at how efficient and multi-purpose each product was. Not only did I find that I was able to achieve many hairstyles with these products, but they were also moisturizing and very affordable! If you have tried any of these products share your thoughts and Be Your Own Beautiful with Cantu! Share your look at @cantubeauty #BYOBeautiful on Instagram & Twitter.

The Giveaway!!
There’s nothing like feeling beautiful and confident in your own skin and I love how Cantu is on a mission to empower women to be their own kind of beautiful. What I want to know is; what does #BYOBeautiful mean to you? Be Your Own Beautiful with Cantu! Share your look at @cantubeauty #BYOBeautiful on Instagram & Twitter and you can win! Contest runs all month long in September, and you enter via Instagram/Twitter by sharing your pics, using the hashtag and sharing what #BYOBeautiful means to you :).