DIY Coffee, Coconut Oil and Honey Scrub

Hi Beauties,

I’m back this week with a beauty recipe. As you beauties already know I love a good body scrub. Nothing makes my body feel better than a good scrub down. Which leads me to my DIY Coffee, Coconut Oil and Honey scrub. This body scrub will help slough away dead skin cells, deeply nourish your skin and will leave you with a radiant, glowing complexion. My face and body feels so smooth and soft. I love that I can use this scrub year round. The instant brightening, smoothing and line minimizing effects lasts for hours! I love it.

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Ingredients:

Coconut oil has and will forever be the top beauty favorite everywhere. You can use coconut oil for almost anything. I love adding it in my body scrubs and mask. Coconut oil has so many healthy benefits for our hair and skin care.

The next ingredient is Honey. Honey is natural antibacterial. It’s known to be great for acne prevention and treatment. Honey is full of antioxidants, slows down aging.  I love using honey personally because it’s great for complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, and helps create a beautiful glow. It’s also great to mask and body scrubs.

Last and key ingredient is Coffee.  I had no idea that caffeine in coffee grounds is a great way to reduce cellulite. Caffeine absorbs into your skin and dehydrates the fluid in those irksome cellulite areas. It temporarily makes your skin tighter and firmer. Coffee also is a rich source of antioxidants that protects our skin from those free radicals that are harmful to our skin. It’s also known to help stimulate the skin and improve blood flow to the face. This will promote overall cell health which helps our skin look radiant and bright.


COFFEE, COCONUT OIL AND HONEY BODY SCRUB
A hydrating body scrub that leaves your skin silky smooth and moisturized.

Here’s what to do:

  1. 1/2 cup very finely ground coffee
  2. 1/4 Coconut Oil
  3. 3 Tablespoons honey

Combine the ingredients.

To use: You should wet your hands or a damp wash cloth.  Scoop a small amount out of the jar. Apply in a circular motion to wet skin. Rinse thoroughly. Be sure to wash away any grounds from the floor of your shower so they don’t stain.

Sidebar: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month (refrigeration isn’t necessary but you can make ice cube scrubs to help portion them out).

You can use this mask and scrubs 2-3 times a week.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog!

What’s your favorite Body scrub or Mask?


Words from the Wise:

A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.

-Maya Angelou


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Benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar

Hi Beauties,

Let’s talk about apple cider vinegar. I’m sure a lot of you are already on the ACV wagon. It’s been apart of my beauty regimen for awhile now thanks to youtube and pinterest. I would  wash my hair, mix ACV in with my facial mask, use as a toner and clean my fruits, veggies and meat with it. I like to use Organic Apple cider vinegar.

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I had no idea using apple cider vinegar could be so beneficial to our body and overall health.  ACV is one on those old time remedies that made it’s way to main-term popularity.  Vinegar has been used as a healing elixir for over a century. During those days and even today vinegar was used to fight infections and help with illness. It’s more commonly being used today as a cure for weight loss, skin, hair, and more.

Here’s a few benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar

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Beauty/Hygiene 

1. Weight-loss: It may help you lose weight.

Adding vinegar with your meal can increase feelings of fullness, which will prevent over eating. There was a  study found that show that 200-275 less calories are eaten by people who consume vinegar with their meal for the rest of the day.

2. Facial Toner/Cleanser:

Because of the antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar, it’s great for cleaning majority of everything, including your face. Vinegar is known to help prevent breakouts. Just like with your scalp, it can help balance your skin’s pH levels. If you dilute some vinegar with water and apply to a cotton swap to use as a toner or on blemishes.

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3. Deodorant:

Did you know that a lot of  deodorants are harmful to our overall health? The good thing about ACV nothing is toxic, and it will also help fight the odor-causing bacteria without the cancer-causing toxins.  Just apply a little vinegar under your arms. When it dries your arm pits will not smell like vinegar.

4. No More Smelly Feet:

Apple Cider vinegar also helps get rid of bad smells. If you’re having a problem with smelly feet, here’s what you can do. Wipe your toes and feet down with a paper towel soaked in vinegar to combat the odor. What makes the vinegar a well known natural remedy? Is it’s ability to balance the pH level of your feet and eliminate odor causing bacteria.

5. Healthy, Clean & Soft Hair:

Apple cider vinegar is a great rinse to add to your weekly hair regimen. Your hair will feel clean, soft and shiny. The acid in ACV is what cleans the dirt build up on your scalp. vinegar also helps balance your pH level on your scalp. Here’s what to do. Grab a water bottle and pour 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar into 4 cups water and add to spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the vinegar and water all over your hair and scalp. Rinse the hair after shampooing, then rinse with cold water. If you are having issues with dandruff, spray your hair with equal amounts of water and vinegar twice a week. Place a shower cap or towel around your head and leave wrapped for up to an hour. The finally step is washing your hair the way you normally would.

 Food/ Health:

1. It can clean fruits, veggies, and more.

A great way to eliminate and clean traces of salmonella from your fruit and veggies is mixing vinegar and lemon juice. You can also use vinegar to clean surfaces in your house.

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2. Baking:

Adding apple cider vinegar to your baked goods such as, cookies, cakes, and other goodies can add fluff / lift. Don’t worry you won’t taste it when it’s done cooking.

3. Sore Throat

Once you begin to feel that scratch in the back of your throat. Don’t worry grab some apple cider vinegar to help prevent the infection. Here’s what to do mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle every hour or so.

4.Detox Benefits 

Apple cider vinegar is a useful tool in your body’s natural daily detox process. ACV is a great immunity drink when battling a cold or allergy symptoms. Vitamins, enzymes and minerals are found in Raw ACV. It’s recommended that raw apple cider vinegar is used for detoxing and cleansing.

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5. Energy Boost

When you’re tired and need a boost add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of chilled vegetable drink or to a glass of water for a energy boost.

I Hope You Enjoyed This Blog!


Words From the Wise: 

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”

Osho


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My Natural Hair Products|April Favorites

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Hi Beauties,

I apologize for disappearing for a few weeks. Life got the best of me but I’m back. This week, let’s talk about my favorite natural hair products for the month of April. I am definitely a product junkie. I’m always picking up new natural hair products when I go to the store. I’ve been stuck on four products this month.

While shopping at my local Kroger’s I came across some Taliah Waajid Natural hair products.  I’ve used a few products from her brand before and love them. So when I saw the cleanser and Leave in / detangler conditioner, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. The last product that I fell in love with this month was Eco Style Black Castor and Flax-seed oil Gel. I’ve tried and still use Argon oil and Olive Oil Eco Style Gel. I was super excited to try their new Black Castor Oil and Flax-seed oil gel. Anything with flax-seed and castor oil has to be good right?


1. CLEAN-N-CURLY HYDRATING SHAMPOO™ – 8 OZ. 

-Specially formulated with silk protein to condition and soften curly hair
– Eliminates frizz and Protects hair
-Great pH balance to cleanses and replenish moisture

$8.40

Taliah Waajid Clean-N-Curly Hydrating Shampoo, 8 oz [815680006163]

My scalp felt very clean and hydrated. For my hair a little goes a long way when using this shampoo. It smells amazing. I’m going to continue to purchase this product.

2. TALIAH WAAJID THE GREAT DETANGLER ™ Sulfate Free, Paraben Free – 8 OZ.

Helps to eliminate tangles on contact. Works to define curl pattern while combating breakage. Rich with moisture and proteins for soft and healthy hair.

$8.40

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I used this product as a co-wash instead of a detanlger. This conditioner has great slip. My curls loves this stuff. I’m definitely going to use this conditioner as a leave in and detangler but so far I love what I see. Taliah Waajid never disappoints when it comes down to her natural hair products.

     3. TALIAH WAAJID Hairline Help! 2-in-1 2oz

-Repairs damaged and thin layers.
-Smooths and holds down stubborn, curly hair strands.
-No alcohol. No flaking. Flawless styling

$10.00

Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals Hairline Help 2-in-1, 2 oz [815680003728]

I own a lot of edge controls but this one will be at the top my list for a while. My edges and bun stay intact all day. It’s worth the 10 bucks I paid for it. It will continue to be a monthly favorite.

4. ECO STYLE BLACK CASTOR OIL & FLAX-SEED OIL GEL 8 oz 

                Style Black Castor & Flax-seed Gel helps to nourish, repair and grown hair.      Wheat Protein strengthens and protects hair. Weightless and will leave your hair with a healthy shine and superior hold.

$2.95

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It’s just as great as the other Eco Style Gels. My bun stayed in place for 12 hours.

What are your April Favorites?


Words From the Wise: 

“Experience life in all possible ways —

good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,

summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.

Don’t be afraid of experience, because

the more experience you have, the more

mature you become.”

― Osho


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Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

Hi Beauties,

REVLON SUPER LUSTROUS™ LIPGLOSS

MOISTURIZING SHINE WITH NON-STICKY FEEL

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I’m back this week with my favorite drugstore Lip Gloss. This is another product one of my friends introduced me to. I was in Kroger’s on the cosmetic aisle looking for some lip gloss when my friend suggested that I try Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss. I’m so glad I listened. I fell in love as soon as I applied the very first coat.

You’re guaranteed to find empty tubes of lip gloss all over my house and car. Before I wore makeup, lip gloss was the only makeup item I had. I have huge lips, with that being said I’m very particular in what kind of lip gloss that I purchase. I mainly, look for moisture, texture and thickness (Thick enough to last) . I don’t mind paying no more than $15 for a great tube of lip gloss, but in this case I paid less than $6. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss met all of my requirements. With just two coats my juicy lips are set! For the price, it lasted as long as I needed it to.

This lip gloss works well as a top coat over your lip stick and alone. I love how inexpensive it is. Every girl needs a great tube of lip gloss.


There’s a huge variety of shades. Here’s my Top four.

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  4. Desert Spice Snapchat-198945885

    This Lip Gloss is priced at $5.97 at your local Walmart.

    THIS ONE


What’s your ride or die Lip Gloss?

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Words from the wise:

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”   – Osho

 


BOOK OF THE MONTH!!

Who doesn’t love a great book. For my readers out there, I decided to do a monthly book club. Each month I’ll post a different book.

This Month’s book will be

    The Queen Code

Authored by Canecia N Davis 

Edition: 1

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Join in the lives of three beautiful women going through the trails of of friendships, relationships , self-worth and beauty.

Here’s how you can order your copy of this book. You can also download it on Kindle.

Purchase here: The Queen Code

Amazon: The Queen Code

For information about the author or the book, Follow her on

Facebook: Author Canecia N. Davis

If you have any books you would like me to read comment below or

E-mail me Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.


If you would like to purchase a jar of my DIY Raw African Shea Butter contact me via email Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.

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-AliciaDion 💋

 

Vanity Planet: Spin For Perfect Skin

Hi Beauties, 

Let’s talk about our skin. Now that i’m in Esthetician school, I’ve been trying to take better care of my skin. School has really taken over my life! Being a mom, working full time and going to night school 4 days a week is draining. I’m still adjusting to my new schedule. My daily cleansing routine has been very simple lately. Some days, I’m too tired to wash my makeup off or properly cleanse my face. I’m just being honest. Of course, I suffer the consequences later. I’ve had a few break outs due my lack of properly cleansing my skin.

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I needed to find something that was going to help me quickly but properly cleanse my skin. I decided to try out Vanity Planet Spin For Perfect Skin: Cleansing, Exfoliating face & Body Brush system.  For a while I’ve been going back and forth about buying a spin brush but I wanted to make sure I got my money worth. The inexpensive brushes that I’ve used in the past never lasted. My friend Gem raved about the spin perfect brush and I also read a lot of pretty good reviews. It’s a must have.Snapchat-1580360251 (1)

I can’t find anything negative to say about this brush. Hands down my favorite facial cleansing system. All of the dirt and makeup residue was removed from my face. My skin felt light and super clean afterwards. My skin feels so smooth and soft. My concern was my dry areas and there was no more dry patches. My foundation guides on my skin so smoothly. All the brushes are very good and I use all of them.

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Vanity Planet

Spin for Perfect Skin

Quoted from the site:

The Spin for Perfect Skin offers a combination of tools for face and body to create a comprehensive skincare routine from head to toe.

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Using a universal, single-speed rotation system, the Spin for Perfect Skin effectively removes dead skin cells on face and body to promote cellular rejuvenation at the same time.

Suitable for use on all skin types. Batteries not included.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog!

What’s your skin care routine?


BOOK OF THE MONTH!!

Who doesn’t love a great book. For my readers out there, I decided to do a monthly book club. Each month I’ll post a different book.

This Month’s book will be

    The Queen Code

Authored by Canecia N Davis 

Edition: 1

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Join in the lives of three beautiful women going through the trails of of friendships, relationships , self-worth and beauty.

Here’s how you can order your copy of this book. You can also download it on Kindle.

Purchase here: The Queen Code

Amazon: The Queen Code

For information about the author or the book, Follow her on

Facebook: Author Canecia N. Davis

If you have any books you would like me to read comment below or

E-mail me Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.


Words from the wise:

“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”
Roy Bennett


If you would like to purchase a jar of my DIY Raw African Shea Butter contact me via email Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.

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Make Up Wish List:

Hi Beauties,

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I enjoy going to my local beauty supply store or Target and etc., to pick up new inexpensive  foundations and concealers and many other products. It’s exciting! There’s always something new and most importantly affordable. I’m very frugal. Every Sunday you can catch me in a thrift store. I would rather buy affordable options for products that I know I’ll be using on a daily basis.

BUT!

Just like any other girl! I do lust over high-end products. I go by the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. My drug store products hasn’t failed me yet! Even though, I feel that way I wouldn’t mind indulging in a few luxury makeup products. Am I the only one who has a high end makeup Wish list. My list consist of a high-end makeup products that I could never force myself to buy. A girl can dream.

Here’s a few products from my Luxury/ High-end Makeup Wish List:

1. Limited-edition tarteist™ Contour palette version III

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2. GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain s1915529-main-zoom

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3. All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation 0607845064497

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4. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

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5. TOM FORD Lip Color Matte s1920453-main-zoom

Find Here


When it comes to make up, how much is too much for you?

I hope you enjoyed this blog 😚


BOOK OF THE MONTH!!

Who doesn’t love a great book. For my readers out there, I decided to do a monthly book club. Each month I’ll post a different book.

This Month’s book will be

    The Queen Code

Authored by Canecia N Davis 

Edition: 1

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Join in the lives of three beautiful women going through the trails of of friendships, relationships , self-worth and beauty.

Here’s how you can order your copy of this book. You can also download it on Kindle.

Purchase here: The Queen Code

Amazon: The Queen Code

For information about the author or the book, Follow her on

Facebook: Author Canecia N. Davis

If you have any books you would like me to read comment below or

E-mail me Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.


“The beautiful thing about growth is ability to see our changes.” -Unknown


If you would like to purchase a jar of my DIY Raw African Shea Butter contact me via email Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.

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Feburary Favorites

Hi Beauties,

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February has come and gone. Which brings me to my February favorites. The products that I’m going to be mentioning in this weeks blog are my favorite products that I’ve used through out the entire month of February. Some of the products are new items and some aren’t. I hope you enjoy this blog 🙂

I would love to know what your February Favorites are, comment below in the comment section.

  1. SHRAY
    Ms. Amazing: Sensitive, Dry Skin Moisturizing Mask

    I received my first mask in my monthly Ipsy  glam bag.  This mask worked so well on my skin I had to purchase a box of them.  My skin felt very hydrated and soft. The packaging is so cute. The mask fit my skin perfectly. I recommend people with sensitive and dry skin to use this mask. snapchat-504555566

  2. L’Oreal Paris INFALLIBLE Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

    I’m late to this setting spray. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this setting spray. Whenever, I would go into Target or Walmart its never in stock. While shopping in my local Walgreen’s I saw they had it and I got it. I’ve been using this setting spray for the entire month of February. Sadly, I’m almost done with the bottle. I definitely recommend this setting spray. snapchat-1750175494

  3. Choice ORGANIC TEAS Tea Bag, Beauty Detox

    Tea (hot tea) has been my new obsession. I found this tea at my local Home Goods store. I read the ingredients and I wanted to try it. The purpose of this tea is to clear the way for healthy, vibrant skin. The natural fragrant blends encourages your body’s natural detox process. Ingredients: Aromatic jasmine green tea (supports skin health). Burdock root (detoxification dynamo that aids liver function to promote clear skin from the inside out). And chamomile (calms sensitive skin). I have seen improvement in my skin. It’s very refreshing. This tea  will continue to be apart of my beauty regimen. snapchat-662705542

  4. Estée Lauder Double Wear All BB Moisture Makeup                               Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Can we get a moment of silence for this BB cream. I’ve been using this BB cream for a few years now and it’s still a everyday favorite of mine. During the week I like to wear BB cream because it’s so gentle on the skin. It’s not as heavy as foundation. The formula is moisturizing, creamy and has great coverage. A little goes a long way. snapchat-1960684503

      5. Ogx Healing + Vitamin E Penetrating Oil

Y’all this oil is EVERYTHING!!! It’s so light weight and smells amazing. I love this oil. It’s great for all hair types. Vitamin E helps to smooth the surface of hair while penetrating moisture. Helps increase strength and elasticity. I used this oil every morning during the month of February. I received this oil in my Curl Kit monthly subscription box.  GO to your local Target, Walmart or any store and buy this oil. It’s that good.snapchat-1205567780


I hope you enjoyed this blog!

What are your February Favorites?

Comment below, I would love to hear from you!



BOOK OF THE MONTH!!

Who doesn’t love a great book. For my readers out there, I decided to do a monthly book club. Each month I’ll post a different book.

This Month’s book will be

                           The Queen Code

snapchat-1194580701Authored by Canecia N Davis 

Edition: 1

Join in the lives of three beautiful women going through the trails of of friendships, relationships , self-worth and beauty.

Here’s how you can order your copy of this book. You can also download it on Kindle.

Purchase here: The Queen Code

Amazon: The Queen Code

For information about the author or the book, Follow her on Facebook: Author Canecia N. Davis

If you have any books you would like me to read comment below or E-mail me Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.


“True beauty will radiate regardless. It’s not your duty to remove the blinders of those who choose not to see you. Light illuminates light.”
Alexandra Elle


If you would like to purchase a jar of my DIY Raw African Shea Butter contact me via email Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com.

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Bath & Body Works Fragrance & Body Cream Favorites Haul

Hi Beauties,

I’m back with a Bath and Body works Fragrance and Body Cream Haul. LISTEN! Bath and Body has been a fragrance and body cream staple worldwide for many years. The deals & discounts honestly keeps me coming. If you’re looking for inexpensive body fragrances and body creams that smell great, you should definitely find your local Bath and Body works store. Each season brings a wide range of diverse fragrances.

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I hate going inside the store, you can never get one item. Especially, when they have the buy 3 get 3 free sale. Those are the best deals and you can’t turn that down. I try to stock up on a few  products, so I don’t have to come back for awhile. The body creams are so handy. I like to keep one on my desk at work and in my purse. I love how the body creams are made with Shea butter and Coco Butter. Which makes the cream thick and moisturizing. It’s everything you want in a body cream. Since there’s a huge variety of beautiful fragrances there’s no reason why you couldn’t find a fragrance that suits you.

On my most recent stop to Bath and Body works, I stocked up on my ride or die fragrances and body creams.

Let’s dive in…

Signature Collection
Fine Fragrance Mist
PINK CASHMERE
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Signature Collection
Ultra Shea Body Cream
PINK CASHMERE

Signature Collection
Fine Fragrance Mist
HELLO BEAUTIFUL
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Ultra Shea Body Cream
HELLO BEAUTIFUL

Signature Collection
Ultra Shea Body Cream
A THOUSAND WISHES
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Signature Collection
Fine Fragrance Mist
MOONLIGHT PATH
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Holiday Collection
Fine Fragrance Mist
CHAMPAGNE TOAST
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Holiday Collection
Fine Fragrance Mist
COCKTAIL DRESS Crystal Peonies
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Holiday Collection
Ultra Shea Butter Cream
COCKTAIL DRESS Crystal Peonies

What are your Bath and Body works favorites?

Comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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I, Too” by Langston Hughes
Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou
For My People” by Margaret Walker

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Coconut Oil Deep Repair Masque Review

Hi Beauties,

It’s the winter time and my natural hair tend to get very dry during these cold months. I have to make sure I’m constantly keeping my hair moisturized.

I really try to wash my hair with deep conditioner once a week.  It’s important to deep condition your hair a couple times a month. Deep conditioning your hair has many benefits, such as promotes moisture, hair loss prevention, elasticity, and adds shine and luster to your natural hair.

While shopping in my local Bealls Outlet. I came across this Coconut Oil Deep repair masque. To be honest the packaging is what drew me to it.  Like most things. While reading the back of the packaging, I read how this conditioner particularly caters to Dry or Damaged hair. When I purchase or make a my DIY deep conditioners, I like to choose a deep conditioner that fit my hair needs at that time. Right now my hair is dry and brittle. My hair definitely needs some deep restorion.

Excelsior Coconut Oil Deep Repair Masque 12 oz. snapchat-1498346647

by Excelsior

Reconstructer for Dry or Damaged Hair

I couldn’t wait to use this conditioner. The deep repair masque smells light like coconut oil. The texture is so soft and silky. My hair loves this stuff. My curls were so defined and full of elasticity and moisture. I apply the deep conditioner masque after I have washed and cleaned my hair. I section my hair in 4 sections and rack the deep conditioner in my hair. Cover hair with shower cap. I personally keep the deep conditioner in my hair for a few hours. Depending on the conditioner I’ll keep in over night.

Directions: Apply to clean, wet hair and combine through completely. Leave in for up to 7 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. No heat required. Do not use more than twice a week.

I will definitely be repurchasing this Coconut oil deep repair masque again. I was able to find this deep repair masque on Amazon: Escelsior Coconut Oil Deep Repair Masque


What’s our favorite Deep conditioner?

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Low Budget and High-end Tag

PhotoGrid_1486929322469.pngHi Beauties!

While reading a few beauty blogs, I came across the Low Budget and High end tag. I wasn’t nominated to do this tag so I nominated myself. I would love for you beauties to join me in answering the questions below.

Q: Do you have more low budget or high end products in your makeup collection?

A: Low Budget

Q: Low Budget or High-end Mascara?

A: Low Budget! I can’t push myself to pay more than $10 for mascara, even then I don’t want too.

Q: Low Budget or High-end Foundation?

A: Low Budget again. I own a lot of low budget foundations that I’m obsessed with.

Q: Low Budget or High-end Eye Shadow Palettes?

A: High-end, It can be hard finding a good low budget eye shadow.   

Q: Which product do you always buy from a high-end brand?

A: Setting Powder

Q: Which product do you always buy from a low budget brand?    

A: Concealer

Q: What product did you use to buy High-end, but you have you now switched out for a budget variety?

 A:  Lip stick, I started out buying high end lipstick until I found a huge variety of low budget lipstick that last just as long as high-end.          

Q: Why doesn’t this product have a low budget equivalent?

A: I don’t have one

Q: There is no luxury makeup product that can hold a candle to this budget product?

A: If I had to choose one, I would say liquid eye liner.

Q: Would you rather spoil yourself with 10 cheap items or 1 expensive item?

A: 10 cheap items. I can do more with those 10 items then I could with that 1 expensive item.


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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” -George Washington Carver

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Bio: 7 Facts on George Washington Carver


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My Holy Grail Facial Cleanser

Hi Beauties,

Let’s talk about our skin. Taking care of my skin is very important to me. I’m sure i’m not the only beauty who feels this way. My skin care routine is very basic. I only use 2-4 products depending on my skin and if I wore a lot of makeup that week. I try to stick to a weekly skin routine. Sticking to a routine can be difficult at first. It’s important to use products that fit your skin type. I’ll do a separate detailed blog on my skin care routine soon.

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This weeks blog is about my ALL TIME favorite Facial Cleanser. LISTEN to me when I tell you that this stuff is the best thing since slice bread. LOL I’m just being honest. Before I buy anything especially beauty products I like to read reviews. Mainly, to see what other people think about a product before I spend my money on it. When it came to this facial cleanser, I found so many videos on YT, articles and recipes about this cleanser. I had to try it. My family and few of my friends are addicted to the cleanser now.  I’ve been using this product for about 2 1/2 years.

Here’s one of my beauty secrets.


Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

“World’s Most Powerful Facial”

Deep Pore Cleansing

100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay

 You can literally feel your face pulsating. 

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This facial cleanser, mud mask, clay mask,  it’s all above. It’s great for everything. Facials, acne, bodywraps, clay baths, dark spots, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs and insect bites!  You can also use bentonite clay as a shampoo cleanser on your hair naturals. My hair loves this stuff.

I’ve use this as a weekly deep pore cleanser on my face. You can see your pores being cleared in the mask. When I see that happen, I sometimes to add more product just to make sure the clay is deep inside my pores.

                                   I purchased my clay from amazon: Aztec Secret

20170202_231244     20170202_231227Here’s how to mix the clay together.

1.Mix clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and/or water.

2. Use a non-metal bowl and utensil.

3.Stir the mixture into a smooth paste.  Add more clay or liquid as needed.

4.  Apply 1/8 in. to 1/4  to the face or other area.

5. Let it dry for 5-10 min. for delicate skin and 15-20 min for normal skin.

 Ingredients: 100% natural calcium bentonite (green) clay.

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  You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation.  Feel Your Face Pulsate!  Remove clay by washing with warm water.  Slight redness of the skin is normal and will disappear in about 30 minutes.  Removes impurities and dirt from the pores.

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Clay w/ Honey & Water

Often times like to mix honey with my bentonite clay. Especially, during these winter months, when my skin is the driest. Honey is naturally antibacterial. it’s also great for preventing and treating acne.
Using honey can be very moisturizing, soothing and your skin will forever GLOW. I love using honey on my face.

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I hope you beauties try this product it’s great. My skin loves and appreciate this clay. I hardly ever have break outs but when I do I grab this stuff and within a day or two the bump is gone. It’s amazing. Check it out and let me know what you think.


What’s your beauty secret?

Have you tried Bentonite Clay?

Comment below I would love to hear your thoughts?


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“I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom. I want to be remembered as one who tried.” ~Dorothy Height~ dorothy-height

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Feature Friday: January’s Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hi Beauties,

This weeks Friday Feature is my monthly Ipsy Subscription box. I heard about Ipsy from friends who also subscribe and pinterest. I’ve been getting Ipsy subscriptions for almost a year now. I love this glam bag!  With that being said, I had to share this with you beauties.

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you will get full and sample size products, plus a glam/makeup bag. Getting the glam bag is what I look forward to most.

Each month Ipsy sends a varietiy of glam bags. If you’re trying to build your makeup collection this is a great inexpensive way of doing so. Ipsy subscribers, not only get the glam bag there’s also  5 beauty items included. Once you subscribe to Ipsy, there’s a 2 minute beauty quiz to help customize your monthly glam bag.

Let’s talk January’s Ipsy Glam Bag.

This bag has a silver/blue outer fabric, with a silver/grey fabric peeking through! (And a silver zipper to match!)

  1. Pretty Woman
    Nail Polish: I Can’t Deal or I’m Not A Ballerina img_0756

    I received the I Can’t Deal polish. It’s a gray/chalky polish. I love this color.

  2. ModelCo
    BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini

It’s the perfect coral color. This blush blends so well with my skin tone. The micro pigments blended into the pressed powder make for a sheer, yet luminous, color.

      3.  Jelly Pong Pong
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I was so excited to see this in my glam bag this month. A little scoop of the shea butter and sugar scrub buffs away any trace of flakes or dead skin.  Ingredients: Water, shea butter, glycerin, jojoba seed oil, (rosehip) fruit oil, fragrance, sorbic acid (may contain titanium dioxide, iron oxides.

   4. Manna Kadar Cosmetics
        Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow 

I’m already obessed with with this. It’s a eyeshadow, blush, AND highlighter!  It’s also, highly pigmented.

    5. Trust Fund Beauty
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          I have Blame Game. It’s a beautiful light plum color.


Here’s how you can get your very own Ipsy Glam Bag:

Monthly Subscription Box: Ipsy

 Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)

Ships to: US and Canada

Delivered via: USPS

The Products: Full size and samples of beauty and makeup products.

Don’t forget the GLAM BAG!!!


I hope you enjoyed this blog!

Are you subscribed to any subscription boxes? Comment below, I would love to know.  

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Fall Favorites 🍂🍁

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Hi Beauties,

Welcome to another blog. Let’s talk Fall!! Although, winter is quickly approaching I didn’t want to forget my favorite time of the year. I love the falling of the leaves, and the cool breeze in the fall air. I know I’m not the only person who still enjoys stepping on the crunchy dried leaves on the ground. The Fall always seem to take me back to my childhood. I’m mainly obsessed with the warmth that the fall fashion, and earth tone colors give me.

Which brings me to Fall Favorites. When the seasons change I sometimes change my daily routine. Products that I use in the summer I might not use during the fall and winter months and vice versa. There are certain items that I use more than others based on how I’m feeling or how I like the product. During this fall season I’ve been obsessed with a few items. These items are my Fall go to items this year. It was so hard trying to narrow down which items I would choose. Each product offers and brings something different and unique.


So, Let’s dive in…

1.Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub


OMG!!! Listen, this body scrub smells so good and feels so good on my skin. It’s smells exactly how it’s described on the bottle. The scent is Tropical Mango. It’s sweet but not too sweet. It’s Certified Organic Shea Butter made with Natural Mango Purée. The Texture is thick and soft. My body feels so soothing and full of moisture after using this body scrub. I use it a few times a week. It’s absolutely AMAZE BALLS!!! You can purchase this sugar scrub at your local Walgreen’s. It’s priced at $10.79.  

2. Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion

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Just like the body scrub the body lotion smells just as amazing. The texture of the body lotion isn’t as thick as the scrub but it works just as good. After I use the sugar scrub I follow-up with the moisturizing lotion. As you can tell I love everything Shea butter. As stated on the back label Tree Hut’s Certified Organic Shea and Mango Purée provide a naturally rich source of antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E, and F to nourish the skin. I personally prefer to use this body lotion at night because it’s light weight and isn’t oily and heavy on the skin. You can purchase this body lotion at your local Walgreen’s store. It’s priced at $7.79

3. Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme, Color: 18 Obsession

This has to be my favorite go to matte lip creme this fall. Liquid matte lip sticks are changing the game right now. I love a good matte lip. When it comes down to beauty products Milani has not let me down. I’ve used just about all of their beauty/ makeup products. As far as the Matte Lip Creme it’s NOT drying, which is a common issue with a lot of matte lip sticks. It’s long-lasting and I can wear this shade in the daytime and at night. This color blends great with a dark brown liner. It will definitely be a year round pick for me. You can purchase this Lip Creme at your local Walgreen’s store. It’s priced at $7.99.

4. Kiss Multi-Angle Natural Lashes, Peony

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Eye Lashes and brows are what bring out a beat face in my opinion. On a no makeup day I will only do my brows and my lashes. Those two things help me look put together lol. I chose these lashes to be in my Fall favorites because these are the only lashes I’ve been wearing this fall. I like the multi angled band. The 3 layer variation on the single band gives the lashes a full effect and helps blend more with my natural lashes. I purchased these amazing lashes at my local Walgreen’s store. It’s priced at $4.99

5. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Mud Mask

I don’t know where to start. This stuff right here is the best thing since slice bread. I’ve been using this mud mask for a while now. This is a yearly favorite of mine. I had to add it to the list. This mud mask is a must BUY!! Everything that it says it does, it DOES! Point blank and the period. The clarifying mud mask is made with Tamarind Extract & Tee Tree Oil. The clarifying mask draws out dirt and congestion while helping absorb excess oil and improve the appearance of troubled skin. A proprietary blend of African Black Soap and Raw Shea butter help to clarify, soothe, and balance blemished prone skin. I absolutely love this stuff. I use it 1-2x’s a week depending but you can definitely use it everyday. I purchased this product at my local Walgreen’s store. It’s priced at $14.99

What are your fall favorites? 

I would love to know, join the conversation below. 


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Remember: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou

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