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Microdermabrasion SeriesSeries of 3 treatments; $115 every 4 weeks
Dermaplaning Series Series of 3 treatments; $115 every 4 weeks
Clients will be charged $140.00 when they purchase this ($25 sign up fee), then $115.00 every 4 weeks for a total of 3 payments ($370.00 total)

Waxing

Local Contraindications:

Service cannot be performed over contraindicated areas.

 

Medical Contraindications:

Please seek medical advice prior to booking. In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained, clients must give their informed consent in writing.

 

Total Contraindications:

Prohibit the service from taking place.

Local Contraindications:

  • Cuts/Abrasions
  • Scar tissue (6 months minor operation, 2 years major operation)
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Areas where topical Retinol/Retin-A products or Accutane has been used
  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps
  • Sunburn
  • Heat rash
  • Hairy moles
  • Recent fractures (3 months)

Medical Contraindications:

  • Check any condition that is already being treated by your doctor or any other practitioner
  • Consult with a doctor if you are taking any medication that may have an effect on skin sensitivity, condition or blood.
  • Cardiovascular Conditions (Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Hypertension, Hypotension, Angina, Pacemakers)
  • Haemophilia
  • Medical Oedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nervous/Psychotic conditions
  • Recent Operations
  • Diabetes
  • Trapped/Pinched Nerve
  • Inflamed Nerve
  • Severe Varicose Veins

Total Contraindications:

  • Oral Roaccutane Medication
  • Contagious diseases (Impetigo, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Mumps)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Under the Influence of (alcohol, drugs, prescribed pain medication)
  • Neuralgia
  • Hypersensitive Skin
  • Loss of Skin Sensation
  • Vascular Skin
  • Severe Varicose Veins
  • Fever

Pre-Waxing Care:

  • Personal hygiene is important! Please bathe and or freshen up before your wax treatment.
  • Skip the lotions and potions! Do not apply self tanners, body sprays, deodorants and other topical creams before your appointment.
  • Let it grow out! If you have been shaving, allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks or ¬ľ inch of hair growth.
  • Avoid heat. No tanning beds, hot tubs and saunas before your appointment.
  • Exfoliate! Exfoliating the area gently 24 hours before your appointment will remove the dead skin cells and allow for a cleaner wax.
  • Keep Calm. Don‚Äôt feel rushed or pressured. I have your best interest in mind and heart.
  • Be comfy. Wear loose, comfortable clothing to prevent irritation after waxing.

Post-Waxing Care:

* Everyone reacts differently to waxing. If this is your first time, it is important to take precaution.

  • Again, stay comfy. Wear loose, comfortable clothing to prevent irritation after waxing, especially after a Brazilian/Brozilian wax. Cotton or breathable clothing is best.
  • Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as it can encourage irritation or small pimples.
  • Heightened sensitivity may be experienced in the area waxed for the next 24-48 hours.
  • Avoid heat. No tanning, sun bathing, hot tubs or saunas for 48 hours after your treatment. Since a layer of dead skin cells have been removed, sun and or heat exposure can burn the skin.
  • Avoid shaving between waxes. Shaving causes the hairs to become very coarse and can be difficult to wax.
  • No hot baths or exercising for 2 hours following your treatment.
  • No harsh cleansers or creams for at least 24 hours post wax, it can be extremely irritating.
  • Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24-48 hours post wax.
  • Apply a cold compress to sooth the skin if you experience sensitivity or irritation after your treatment. Hydro-cortisone cream also reduces the redness and irritation following your treatment.
  • Exfoliate daily 48 hours after your treatment. I recommend dry brushing, using sugar scrubs, or exfoliating gloves during this time.

It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free. If an infection is noted, it should be evaluated and treated by a doctor as soon as possible.

Microdermabrasion

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What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is another form of physical exfoliation, which sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin. Ideal for smoothing and improving skin texture, tone, and color while stimulating collagen production to create healthy new skin cells. Microdermabrasion can also improve: oily or dull skin, enlarged pores, clogged pores, fine lines, and dull looking skin. Here at AliciaDion Beauty, this is a crystal free treatment method using natural diamond tipped wands instead of abrasive particles for skin resurfacing. This treatment works best as a regular treatment supporting your skin regime. For optimal results, I reccommend an initial course of 6, one taken every 2 weeks with a maintenance treatment every 6 weeks thereafter.

Local Contraindications:

Service may not be performed over contraindicated areas.

Medical Contraindications:

Please seek medical advice prior to booking. In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained, clients must give their informed consent in writing.

Total Contraindications:

Prohibit the service from taking place.

 

Local Contraindications:

  • Cuts/Abrasions
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Areas where topical Accutane has been used (wait 1 week)
  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps
  • Sunburn
  • Heat rash

Medical Contraindications:

  • Check any condition that is already being treated by you doctor or any other practitioner.
  • Consult with a doctor if you are taking any medication that may have an effect on skin sensitivity, condition, or blood.
  • Medical oedema
  • Nervous/psychotic conditions
  • Neurological conditions (epilepsy)
  • Diabetes
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Pregnancy

Total Contraindications:

  • Wait 1 week after taking Retin-A/Retinova, AHAs, BHAs, or any other topical lightening or acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and hydroquinone.
  • Chemical peels (wait 1-2 weeks)
  • Waxing (wait 1 week)
  • Laser hair removal (wait 1-2 week)
  • Scar tissue (6 months minor operation, 2 years major operation)
  • Recent fractures (3 months)
  • Oral Accutane medication (wait 1 year)
  • Oral blood thinners
  • Contagious diseases (impetigo, scabies, chicken pox, mumps)
  • Viruses (HIV/AIDS, herpes)
  • Under the influence of alcohol, drugs, prescribed pain medication.
  • Neuralgia
  • Hypersensitive skin
  • Loss of skin sensation
  • Vascular skin
  • Irritated or broken skin
  • Fever
  • Skin cancer or are receiving chemotherapy (wait 1 year)
  • Telangiectasia or rosacea

The following procedures should not be performed for a minimum of 7 days after microdermabrasion:

  • Waxing
  • Scrubs or exfoliants
  • Electrolysis
  • Injections (Collagen or Botox)
  • Laser treatments (any kind)
  • Facials
  • Chemical peels (any kind)

High Frequency

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High Frequency Treament:

The high frequency facial is a skin care treatment offered at AliciaDion Beauty in Atlanta and is used by professionals only to help treat and

  • Prevent stubborn acne,
  • ¬†Shrink enlarged pores
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decongest puffy eyes
  • Rade dark eye circles,
  • Reduce ingrown hairs
  • Kills bacteria that causes acne
  • Reduce Acne Scars
  • Stimulates Collagen

  • rejuvenate the condition of the scalp and nourish hair follicles for healthier hair growth.

  • Softens Skin

  • Calms Inflamed Skin‚Äč


‚ÄčConsidered a timeless and essential skin rejuvenating treatment by those the skin care industry, high frequency has been shown to stimulate cell renewal and improve skin care product penetration and absorption by gently warming the tissues of the skin.

The safe, gentle oscillating and oxygenating power of high frequency electrical current has been shown to enhance blood circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin care product absorption.

The primary action of high frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and is characterized by a high rate of oscillation. Due to its rapid rate of oscillation, high frequency does not cause muscular contractions – instead, it works on the principle of skin toning.

High Frequency Treatment offered at AliciaDion Beauty in Atlanta,Ga

Who Can Get High Frequency?

  • This is a safe procedure which can be performed on Men and Women including teenagers suffering from mild to moderate Acne.

  • It is suitable for anyone suffering from Body Acne such as Back or Chest.

  • It is also suitable for treating just one spot before a special occasion such as a Wedding.

Who is not Suitable for this procedure?

  • Pregnancy

  • Cancer

  • Acute infectious disease and fever

  • Nausea

  • Dysfunction or disorders of the nervous system

  • Inflammatory disease

  • Epilepsy

  • High or low blood pressure\heart disease

  • PacemakersWe recommend having the treatments once a week for a minimum of 6-8 sessions and then maintenance sessions thereafter.

  • Haemophilia

How many Session are Required?

  • We recommend having the treatments once a week for a minimum of 6-8 sessions and then maintenance sessions thereafter.

‚ÄčAre there any possible Side Effects?

‚Äč*¬†High frequency is considered extremely safe. There are very limited possible side effects, all of them relatively mild (short-term skin irritation for example).

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Chemical Peels

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How Long is the Procedure and How Does It Feel?

Generally a chemical peel takes 30-45 minutes. During the procedure, you will feel a warmth and tingling sensation over the area being treated.  You may feel stinging, burning, and even itching and can vary from mild to intense, depending on the type of peel being performed. The esthetician performing the peel will either fan the area being peeled or provide you with fan to ease any discomfort. All sensations will stop once the acids are neutralized.

Reasons to get a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel will:

  1. Improve the texture of your skin

  2. Increase the cell turnover rate of your skin

  3. Improve your skin’s ability to hold moisture

  4. Help your skin produce more collagen

  5. Reduce fine lines

  6. Decrease hyperpigmentation

  7. Unclog pores and help clear up acne

  8. Leave your skin smooth

  9. Make your skin softer

  10. Make your skin look more even-toned

  11. Give you a ‚Äúglow‚ÄĚ

  12. Make your skin look dewy

  13. Improve minor scarring

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Who Can Get a Chemical Peel?

Almost anyone can get a peel as long as they don’t have any of the exceptions listed below.  Generally people with darker skin need to take more precautions before getting a peel and must make sure that the peel they are receiving is formulated for their skin type and done by an experienced, licensed professional.  The reason for this is that very strong chemical peels can actually cause more hyperpigmentation on darker skin if done improperly.

DO NOT GET A PEEL IF YOU ARE:

  • Pregnant and nursing. Women not receive peels since there are no studies, as of yet, about the effects of peels on fetuses or nursing babies.

  • If you have taken or have just gotten¬†off of¬†Accutane within the last 6 months.

  • If you are prone to cold sores a peel can actually bring on an outbreak so you need to take anti-viral medication before, the day of, and the day after your treatment.

  • If you have a tendency to scar, are taking antibiotics, have cancer or an autoimmune disease, or have an open sore you cannot get a chemical peel.

How Does The Esthetician Know What Type of Peel I Need?

Before you get a peel you will have a complimentary skincare consultation with your esthetician so she can answer all of your questions and provide you with the proper pre-peel regimen (so your skin in properly prepped for the day of the treatment).

Before your peel, you will also need to fill out a skincare and history questionnaire which accesses your skin type, medical conditions, allergies, the products you are currently using, and the results you want to achieve.  An esthetician must keep many factors in mind before performing a peel so that the client gets the best possible result with the fewest possible side effects.

If you are new to peels, it is highly recommended that you start with a lighter peel the first time you get a chemical peel and build up the strength of your peels from there.  All of these issues should be discussed with your esthetician before you receive your first peel.

After Chemical Peel Instructions:

  • Immediately following peel, take extra precaution to guard against exposure to sun. This means 30 SPF applied consistently throughout the day and a large brimmed hat (not a visor or baseball cap). REAPPLY, REAPPLY, REAPPLY.
  • First night, do not wash face at all.
  • Days 2 through 6, avoid hard cleansers, Retin-A, AHAs, or Benzoyl Peroxide. Wash twice daily with a gentle cleanser.
  • Please do not exfoliate using any scrubs, cleansing brushes, washcloths, or acid/enzyme based products for 8-13 days; longer if done on body.
  • PAT. DO NOT RUB. This applies to drying the skin or putting product onto the skin.
  • Apply a light moisturizer or serum after cleansing and throughout the day, if needed. Do not OVER moisturize. While the skin does need to be kept moist to prevent cracking or crusting, we must remember the purpose of the chemical peel is to peel.
  • DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN, as scarring and hypopigmentation (white spots) can occur.
  • It is safe to wear makeup 24 hours after application, but I do not recommend until after flaking has stopped. If you had a more aggressive peel (TCA/Jessner), avoid makeup for the first week.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activity for the first 48 hours. Yes, this can include sexual activity.
  • Do not get any other facial treatments/procedures for at least one week after peel or until flaking stops.
  • Discontinue the use of Retinol or Retin-A products for a week after treatment.
  • Do not have electrolysis, facial injections, facial waxing, or use depilatories for approximately two weeks after treatment.
  • ABSOLUTELY do not go to a tanning booth for at least 4-6 weeks after a treatment.

* Everyone will not experience peeling of their facial skin. However, this is not an indication that the peel was ineffective. If peeling does not occur please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of the peel, such as: stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone and texture, and diminished fine lines and pigmentation.

Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber

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ALICIADION BEAUTY, offers the latest Skin treatments and services and is proud to offer the ULTRASONIC SKIN TREATMENT also known as Skin PEELING. This service is painless, non invasive and can make a difference after just one service.

 

Perfect for those Experiencing: 

  • oily skin;

  • the abundance of black dots;

  • age spots;

  • persistent inflammation in the form of pimples and acne;

  • the lesions peeling;

  • the first signs of aging;

  • photoaging;

  • thin skin that is too sensitive for other peels;

  • wrinkles;

  • dull, unhealthy complexion

 

Contraindications:

Who is not a good Candidate for this treatment;

  • pregnancy, lactation;

  • hypertension;

  • Oncology;

  • pustular irritation and rashes;

  • the presence of electro-pacemaker or intrauterine device;

  • aggravation of any disease;

  • mental disorders, epilepsy;

  • facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia;

  • infectious disease;

  • if less than 3 months after the last deep or medium chemical peels;

  • implantation of gold threads;

  • thrombophlebitis, bronchial asthma;

  • pathology of the endocrine system;

  • cardiovascular diseases;

  • sinusitis, sinusitis;

  • psoriasis, chronic dermatitis;

  • kidney stones or gallbladder;

  • pronounced rosacea.

How often can I do ultrasonic peeling?

The frequency of procedures is appointed by a beautician individually. Usually it starts out with a series of sessions: at least 6 at intervals of 1-2 weeks. After that, ultrasonic cleaning of the face can be done once every 2 months.

You can do the IPL after ultrasonic peeling?

Since both procedures ‚ÄĒ stress for the skin, the interval between them must be at least 2 weeks in order to avoid complications with the skin.

Why choose chemical peels or ultrasonic cleaning?

Chemical peels, despite their high efficiency, has one significant drawback: it is traumatic and can leave behind a burn, not only the superficial but the deep layer of the dermis. If you have serious skin problems that cannot be solved by other methods, it’s worth the risk and give preference to chemistry. If you need to only lightly clean the upper epidermis, without hesitation, choose ultrasound.

With regular use of this innovative method of cleaning, the skin will be transformed and will look at any time of year is amazing. If you want to look young and well-groomed, we strongly suggest you to get accustomed to this very effective and simple procedure. Treat your skin with this cleaning once, you will again and again to return to the salon to refresh her.

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FAQ

Lets Talk…

The IMPORTANCE OF FACIALS

Getting a facial is commonly seen as something you do only when you want to treat yourself, or as a luxury service whose benefits are reserved for only the rich and famous who can afford it. Lets face it; they can be a bit pricey. But take a moment to consider where your money is spent instead. Are facials really more expensive in the long run?

A staggering amount of pollution, dirt, grime, and dead skin accumulates on the face. This build up is an unavoidable fact of life. We can do the best we can to keep the skin clean, but it is not always enough.

Many advocates compare getting a facial to going to the dentist. We brush our teeth, floss when we remember, and still acknowledge the importance of going to the dentist for a regular deep clean. Keeping up with dentist appointments saves us a lot of money down the road. A root canal is hundreds of dollars more than a regular cleaning. Like our teeth, the skin needs to be evaluated and cleansed by a trained professional every so often to maintain a healthy complexion. An esthetician should be seen as the dentist for our skin. Getting facials on a regular basis, even once every few months or year, will save you from needless spending in the future.

How can facials save you money at AliciaDion Beauty?

Makeup and Skincare Products:

 After receiving a facial, makeup goes on more smoothly and evenly. You may be surprised at how little, if any, is needed. In terms of skincare products, a facial will help make sure you are getting your money’s worth. An esthetician deeply cleanses and exfoliates the face, allowing all your products to fully absorb and do their jobs properly. Having your skin examined by a professional can also teach you a lot about what products are appropriate for your skin type.

Anti-aging Treatments: Facials are the best anti-aging treatment around. Treating yourself to a facial every so often will decrease your chances of having to dish out money for expensive procedures and injections. Facials improve the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity by counteracting the damaging effects of air pollution and sun exposure.

Other Benefits of Facials…

Refreshed and Relaxed Skin:

With each facial, a facial massage is often incorporated. The massage alone works wonders on tired, wrinkled skin. An esthetician is trained on how to appropriately massage the face. Believe or not, certain areas of the face need to be massaged in different ways. If done incorrectly, a massage can do more harm than good, and lead to sagging The massage also encourages lymphatic drainage as it flushes out toxins while promoting circulation.¬†‚Äč

Skin Cell Renewal:

One of the most important steps of a facial is exfoliation. Having your skin exfoliated by a professional often means getting microdermabrasion or having a fruit acid peel to help remove dead skin. This part of the facial process helps jump start cell turnover, encouraging the growth of new, healthy cells. Regular exfoliation by a professional will work wonders are those looking to diminish the appearance of acne scars and for men, help reduce the amount of ingrown hairs and skin outbreaks.

Noticeable and Instant Results:

 The best part about getting a facial is that the results are instant. Rarely do you come across a skin treatment or product that lives up to your high expectations. After just one facial, you will see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin.

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FACIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS:

The following conditions may prevent or restrict you from receiving specific services at AliciaDion Beauty, LLC. Please note that while this list covers many contraindications, there may be others not listed below that would also prevent you from receiving services, and we reserve the right to determine what constitutes a contraindication. Speak with your skincare professional and your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Contraindications that PREVENT a facial treatment: Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts, Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes, Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling, Broken bones, known sensitivity or allergy to products. Eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, fresh bruising, open sores, bleeding, tooth abcess, broken jaw or other facial bone, facial cancer, head lice, recently consumed alcohol, under the influence of drugs, unstable blood pressure, recent head injury, recent neck injury, fever, contagious disease, recent haemmhorage, recent scarring, severe acne

Contraindications that could RESTRICT a facial treatment: The following conditions are contraindications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted: Cuts/abrasions/broken skin,Bruises or swelling, Recent scar tissue (less than six months old), Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne vulgaris, Acne rosacea, Skin tags, Milia, Recent sunburn, Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed, Claustrophobia,Broken capillaries/veins. Immediate aftercare: The skin has been deep cleansed, stimulated and nourished. No aftercare is needed except to leave it alone. Avoid picking, squeezing pimples or touching the area. Do not apply make-up for at least 8 hours if possible, Avoid any further overstimulation and heat treatments for at least 12 hours, Avoid highly perfumed products, No depilation (hair removal) should take place after a facial, If any rash, irritation or itching occurs just apply a cool flannel to the area. Long-term and homecare advice: Regular use of homecare products will help the skin, Regular facials will help to regulate a problem skin.

Local Contraindications:
  • Cuts/Abrasions.
  • Bruises/Swelling.
  • Skin Conditions (Active Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis)
  • Acne Vulgaris.
  • Acne Rosacea.
  • Skin Tags.
  • Sunburn.
  • Broken Capillaries/Veins.
Medical Contraindications:
  • Any known sensitivity or allergy to products should be disclosed.
  • Check any condition that is already being treated by you doctor or any other practitioner.
  • Consult with a Doctor if you are taking any medication that may have an effect on your treatment.
  • Cardiovascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, hypotension, angina, pacemakers)
  • Neurological conditions (epilepsy)
  • Recent scar tissue (less than 6 months old)
Total Contraindications:
  • Viruses such as fevers, cold sores, warts, herpes
  • Bacterial infections such as Impetigo, facial boils, conjunctivitis, styes
  • Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN AFTER A FACIAL:

Regular facials¬†leave your skin looking and feeling its best, but depending on the facial you receive, it may not happen right away. Directly after your session, you may notice redness even with a gentle treatment, and post-facial breakouts are a common phenomenon when skin doesn’t receive the tender care it deserves. Here’s how you can minimize redness, blemishes and discomfort following your facial.

CLEANSE CAREFULLY

Over-zealous scrubbing and harsh cleansers can leave skin that’s already undergone exfoliation and extraction feeling irritated. During your facial, your esthetician has already performed the deep cleansing and exfoliation you might otherwise do weekly or monthly, so give your face a¬†break from vigorous scrubbing¬†for at least 48 hours after your session.

WASH WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

When it’s time to¬†wash your face, choose gentle, non-comedogenic cream or foam cleansing agents. Use your fingertips, not a sponge or washcloth that could contain trapped bacteria and feel too harsh for sensitive post-facial skin, and wash with lukewarm water. Forget the toner for the first few washes after your facial; the astringent ingredients in toners aren’t needed for your freshly cleaned face, and they could sting.

SKIP THE STEAM ROOM AFTER A FACIAL

Depending on the kind of facial you choose, you may have already had steaming or heat treatment for your skin. Under an experienced esthetician’s care, steaming sessions last long enough to stimulate circulation and open pores, but too much of it can lead to broken capillaries and skin sensitivity.

SWITCH YOUR SUNSCREEN

On the day of your facial, take an umbrella or a broad-brimmed hat with you. Your skin needs sun protection. In fact, limit time spent in the sun after a facial since some chemical exfoliations can leave skin more photosensitive. If are going into the sun and you normally use a chemical sunscreen, you might find it uncomfortable for a few days after a facial. New versions of titanium oxide sunscreens are just as effective and don’t give you that lifeguard look of a stripe of chalk-white on your nose. Be lavish with your sunscreen use for at least a week following a facial.

BE ESPECIALLY TENDER WITH YOUR SKIN AFTER EXTRACTIONS

Extractions are sometimes necessary for clearer skin in the long run, but they leave your skin vulnerable right after your appointment. Your aesthetician will apply soothing and protective products to minimize post-facial breakouts, but avoid using non-sterile makeup applicators on your face or touching your hands to your skin too often following a facial that includes extraction.

The key to getting your best skin possible from facial treatments is setting a schedule. Skin loves routine, so work with your esthetician to develop a post-facial regimen that leaves your skin healthy and happy.

October Beauty Haul

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This month has been a long month for me. There was a lot of challenges and hurdles but I’m happy to say I made it through. School has me so tired and busy. It’s hard making time to pamper myself like I use too. Time management is my new goal but, that’s a discussion for another day. Let’s get into this month’s beauty haul.


FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

IMG_0864.jpg¬†Fenty Beauty! I was so excited when Rihanna graced us with 40 different shades of foundation. I couldn’t wait to go Sephora. I was matched with my perfect shade on the first try. I’m in the color 430. There’s so many videos and blog reviews on this foundation. Of course, I had to share my thoughts on the product. I can honestly say, I love it!¬† It’s very light weight and has a matte finish. In my opinion its medium to full coverage.¬† This foundation is perfect for my oily skin beauties. If you have normal to dry skin like myself moisturize,¬†moisturize and moistirize before applying!

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Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil

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Who doesn’t love oil. My hair absorbs this oil like a sponge. It gives my roots and ends everything that it needs. I hate that I go through the bottle so fast. When I apply it to my hair it doesn’t feel shiny or¬†oily. Beauties, am I the only person who hates having oily hands after touching your hair? With this oil you don’t have to worry about that happening. Unfortunately, it only comes in this size. It’ll forever be a monthly favorite.

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Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

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Another Fenty beauty product! I decided to try her lip gloss because, you can’t go wrong with gloss. Just as expected I loved it. It’s not a gloss that have to purchase again. I own plenty of lip gloss that works just as good as this one. It’s still a great lip gloss and I’ll definitely recommend it.

REVLON

ColorStay Makeup For Combo/Oily Skin

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Another foundation. I’ve watched many reviews on this foundation and I finally decided to try it out. Looking for my shade was quite difficult. There were many shades but of course not for my skin tone. I wouldn’t consider my actual skin tone to be cappuccino but that’s the shade that matched my skin. I’ve only worn this foundation a few times and so far so good. I’m excited to continue to play with this foundation.

LOTTA BODY

Wrap Me Foaming Mousse

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Lotta Body products smell so good. I swear everything that I buy from this brand is amazing. I like to use this product on my hair when it’s in a particular protective style like it is now. It’s also great for many natural hair styles. It’s very inexpensive.

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Pre-Moistened Night-Time Soothing Makeup Remover Towelettes

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These makeup remover towelettes get’s the job done. I hate I didn’t find out about them sooner. I typically prefer to buy makeup wipes that aren’t scented but these smell so good. Most importantly the towelettes does not irritate my skin. So far it’s been apart of my daily cleansing routine.

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Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

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I received this mascara in my October Ipsy subscription. This is why I love/hate Ipsy, they send you bomb sample size products; knowing you’re going to purchase the full size. It’s definitely worth it. This mascara gives my lashes the volume that I love. It’s my new favorite. I’ve used it everyday since I received in the mail.


I hope you enjoyed this blog!

What are your beauty favs this month?


Words from the Wise:

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

—¬†Swami Vivekananda


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Until next time Beauties¬†ūüíč

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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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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: 

‚ÄúTo 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.‚ÄĚ

‚Äē 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‚ĄĘ – 8 OZ.¬†

-Specially formulated with silk protein to condition and soften curly hair
РEliminates 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 ‚ĄĘ Sulfate Free, Paraben Free ‚Äď 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: 

‚ÄúExperience 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.‚ÄĚ

‚Äē Osho


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Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

Hi Beauties,

REVLON SUPER LUSTROUS‚ĄĘ 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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    This Lip Gloss is priced at $5.97 at your local Walmart.

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What’s your ride or die Lip Gloss?

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Words from the wise:

‚ÄúSadness 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.‚ÄĚ ¬†¬†– 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.


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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:

‚ÄúThere 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.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē Roy Bennett


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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‚ĄĘ 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 ūüėö


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


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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 ūüôā

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

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    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‚Äôs 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.


‚ÄúTrue beauty will radiate regardless. It’s not your duty to remove the blinders of those who choose not to see you. Light illuminates light.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē Alexandra Elle


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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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‚ÄúI, Too‚ÄĚ by Langston Hughes
‚ÄúCaged Bird‚ÄĚ by Maya Angelou
‚ÄúFor My People‚ÄĚ 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

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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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Post your answers below I would love to hear from you.

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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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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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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
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    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‚Äôs 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!

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How to Wash & Refresh your Protective style.

Hi Beauties!

 

 

Let’s talk about hair. I like to keep my hair in protective styling. Mainly to keep my hands out of my hair. When i’m wearing my braids or other styles, I like to make sure my natural hair underneath the weave is maintained. ¬†I have braids in my hair now. It’s important for me to make sure that my hair is moisturized. Keeping your hair moisturized underneath your protective styles can create healthy hair and even help prevent tangles and dry/brittle hair.

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I love getting my hair done in different styles but I hate paying for it. Getting braids and other styles can be expensive. With that being said, I like to get my moneys worth. I try to keep my protective styles in my hair, depending on the style for about 2 1/2 months. In order for my styles to last that long I have to refresh them every once in awhile.

Here’s my step by step process on how I wash and refresh my protective styles!

Step 1. Wash my hair: I like to wash my hair once every two weeks. When I wash my hair I focus on my roots, because I don’t want to over manipulate the weave. I use Shea Moisture Jamaican¬†Black Castor Oil, Strengthen Grow & Restore Shampoo.¬†This shampoo is made with Shea Butter & Apple Cider Vinegar. Its great for clarifying, nourish & growing your hair. I pour the shampoo on my roots and gentle massage and clean my scalp, then rinse. You can repeat this step as many times as you need too. I don’t wash the weave I let the water run down the hair.

20170122_123731¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† I follow up with conditioner. The conditioner that I use is Shea Moisture Jamaican¬†Black Castor Oil, Strengthen Grow & Restore Conditioner. Just like the shampoo it’s great for nourishing, repairing and growing your hair. This conditioner is made with Shea Butter, Peppermint and Keratin. I love this conditioner. It’s so inexpensive, smells so good and makes my hair feel so soft. I gentle massage the conditioner into my scalp, then rinse. Once my hair is clean, I gentle squeeze the water out of the braids. I only do this for certain styles. I then wrap my hair up in a towel for at least an hour.

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Step 2. Moisturize: Now that my scalp is clean, it is now time for me to moisturize my hair. I like to use¬†Creme Of Nature Strength & Shine Leave‚ÄĎIn Conditioner. This stuff is heaven in a bottle. This has been a ride or die for me for years. I don’t think i’ll ever stop using this. I spray the leave-in conditioner on my roots and on my natural hair in the braids and gentle massage the leave-in onto my scalp. I spray my hair with this spray a few times a week.
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Step 2.1 You can use what ever oil you want to use for this step. Different essential oils have different properties; some are good for dry hair while others help remove excess greasiness. Depending on the nature of your hair and scalp, you should select the essential oils that best suit your needs. I like to use my DIY Oil Mixture. I use about seven different oils in my oil mix. After I use the leave-in, I pour the oil mix all over my scalp. I also pour some into my hands and rub the oil on my natural hair in the braids.

Step 3. Refresh:¬†If you want to further refresh your braids, here’s how. In this final step, I mainly focus on the first few rows of my hair. I use Argon Oil Eco Styling Gel to refresh my braids. I like to use a small finger tip amount of Eco styling gel and grab one braid at a time. I put the Eco styling gel on the root (new growth) of my hair and twist it around. I’m not pulling my hair or wrapping it tightly. I use clips to hold the braids in place. I repeat this step until I finish the first two rows on my hair. Last thing I like to do, is rub Eco styling gel down the braids to help prevent frizz. ¬†Once my edges and scalp are refreshed I then grab my satin scarf and tie my hair up.
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Sticking to this maintenance regimen allows me to keep my braids for a few more weeks.

The products that I used are items that work for my natural hair. You can use what ever products work best for your hair. All hair types can use this wash and refresh method.

How do you refresh your protective styles?

Comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts!


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Remember:¬†‚ÄúThe Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē Alexandra Elle


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Makeup Starter Kit for Beginners (Drugstore Edition)

Hey Beauties,

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It’s time to talk about makeup. Makeup has always been something that I’ve been interested in but never thought I could actually apply it properly. It seemed so complicated! All of the products overwhelmed me. I didn’t think I could do it and I didn’t want to spend my money on products that I wouldn’t know how to use.¬†So I started watching YouTube videos and reading beauty blogs to help me. The more I studied and practiced the more I started to fall in love with makeup and beauty as a whole.

Makeup and Beauty products can be very expensive and addictive. I’ve found the best makeup products at¬†my local Walmart , Walgreen’s, Target and beauty supply stores. Drugstore products are¬†dupes to a lot of high end make up products. The saying is still true, “you get what you pay for”. Meaning a drugstore foundation might not last as long as a high end foundation would. Drugstore products in my opinion is a great place to start when testing out makeup and finding what works for you and what doesn’t.

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Makeup Starter Kit is for those beauties who are looking into trying makeup and are unsure about what products and brands to get or where to buy them. I had the same issue when I started buying makeup. Here’s a list of my go-to drugstore products. Majority of the items listed I’ve been using for years.


Lets Dive in! Starting with…

1.Eyebrows 

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In my opinion Brow pencils are the best way to practice doing your brows. Once you’ve mastered the concept and you’re comfortable you can always use brow pomade. I’ve found that these three pencils help me master the prefect brows.

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The 1st pencil to the left is the NYX Eyebrow Pencil Crayon ($4.79) & L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer ($7.99). Both Pencils are retractable which I love and they both have a blending brush attached to the end. The only downside to the NYX Brow pencil is that it doesn’t really last a long time but the quality is amazing. The last brow pencil is a Wet N Wild pencil ($.99). I love this pencil, its not too creamy and there’s a variety of shades.


2. Primer

This has to be the most important step when applying your make up. You should ALWAYS apply a PRIMER FIRST before wearing foundation or powder. A Primer creates a barrier between your skin and foundation. It also helps create a smooth canvas  before applying your makeup.

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The 1st Primer to your left is Milani Prime Shield Face ($9.99) & 2nd Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser ($5.29).  Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser does exactly what it says it does. I love its silicon base its great for all skin types. Milani Prime Shield is my second favorite this primer is also pore minimizing and lightweight and has a matte finish.


3. Foundation

Looking for the right foundation can be irksome for some. Especially for us dark skinned girls. A lot of brands really don’t cater to our skin tones.These two foundations are my top 2 favorites. I was able to find my shade easily. Both brands had the normal range of shades for our skinned tone but the quality of the product makes up for it.

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¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1st on the Left is Maybelline Fit Me Matte-Poreless Foundation ($5.99) and 2nd is L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation ($11.99)¬† ¬†The Coverage on both foundations is amazing, especially for a drugstore product. I typically wear makeup, on a normal day for about 8 hours and my makeup is still flawless by the end of the day. My skin is on the dry side but I prefer the Matte Pore-less over the Dewy-Pore-less foundation but both brands cater to all skin types. These are a must buy. You can purchase these products at your local Walmart or Target.


 4. Concealer

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Concealers help wake up your skin and add brightness to your face. Both Concealers have a great range of colors and blend so well. The Maybelline Fit-Me concealer ($5.29) is very light on the skin and so is the LA Girl Pro Concealer ($2.95). ¬†They’re both so subtle and creamy. These two concealers will forever be my go to concealers. Its great for beginners. This concealer can be found in your local drugstore or beauty supply store.


5. Setting Powder   

This step is very important, when applying your concealer and foundation. You should always set your make up. Setting your makeup basically means you’re making sure your makeup stays on your face and doesn’t move. Using a setting powder also help with creasing. If you have wrinkles under your eye or creases, once you add your concealer follow up with the setting powder and bye bye wrinkles. Look at it like nail polish when applying polish you have to always finish it with a top coat to ensure long lasting coverage.

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Sacha Setting Powder ($20.00) I love this setting powder. Its great for all skin types. This setting powder is not a drug store setting powder. I couldn’t find one that I personally liked. You can purchase this setting powder on Amazon.


6. Finishing Powder

Just like the Setting powder you should always set your foundation with a finishing powder or press powder. The Finishing Powder that I chose was Covergirl Queen Collection Pressed powder ($7.41). This powder is good with foundation and by itself.  The color selection is amazing. I also like Black Radiance Soft Focus Finishing powder ($7.17). This Powder is Light-weight and have a silky like texture and has a Matte formulation. Both Powders blends so well with my complexion. These are great products to try. Both powders can be found at your local target or Walmart.

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Extra Step for Beginners (Optional)

7. Bronzer

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This step is optional. Bronzing is¬†where you can add a little color to you face.¬†Rich, warm tones look amazing on darker skin, cooler tones are perfect for adding colour to fair skin.¬†Start off at the temple, going to the cheekbones and then under the jawline. This is where the sun naturally hits your face and focusing on these areas will give you that lovely glow. I chose¬†Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer ($4.79) because I love the glow that it gives my skin and its glides on so soft and smooth. This would be the perfect bronzer for beginners.

8. Blush 

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This step is also optional.¬†Blush helps make your beautiful face glow and look beautiful. Applying blush¬†is fairly straightforward, though it’s important to avoid overdoing the look. You should apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Listen, the Milani Baked Blush ($7.99) is amazing. This is a must have drugstore blush. I don’t wear blush often but when I do this is ¬†definitely ¬†my go to. Milani Baked Blush is richly pigmented and very build-able. The beautiful matte and shimmery shades of Baked Blush are the perfect cheeky pop of color for every skin tone. You can purchase this at your local Target or Walmart.


9. Eye Shadow

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Eye shadow can be found any where. It’s hard finding drugstore eye shadow that’s long lasting. With a lot of trial and error I was able to find a great eye shadow palettes. Covergirl TruNaked¬†Nudes Palette ($9.99) is a great palette for beginners.¬†Great pigment and the colors go on so smooth. There is very little fall-out and these last very well during the day. I love this palette. I purchased this palette at my local target.

10. Mascara 

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Mascara makes your eyes POP.¬†There’s a wide range of mascaras but not all of them are great. I chose Covergirl Super Size by LashBlast ($5.49) because its very voluminous and gives your lashes the best dramatic effect. Its skinny wand is what helps enhance and give your lashes volume. ¬†Another great mascara is NYC New York Color Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara ($4.55) . This mascara¬†perfectly lifts, lengthens and separates lashes.


11. Lip Gloss

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To complete the look lets finish with our lips. I love lip gloss that blends well with a lip liner or even lipstick. I think these two brand of lips sticks are great for beginners. Both are multi-purpose. Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer ($7.19) and NYX Butter Gloss are both are buttery and soft and long lasting ($4.99).

12. Lip Stick

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A great inexpensive lip stick has to go to Wet N Wild ($.89). Wet N Wild has the best make up products. I own so many shades of their lip stick. This four-hour, long-wearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, cream finish in one stroke.


13. Beauty Blender

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($4.99) evenly blends makeup for a smooth enhanced finish. Its very multi purpose you can also use it to help blending your concealer and setting powder if needed.

I hope this helped you on your makeup journey.


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Remember: “YOU DESERVE to FEEL. You DESERVE to DREAMCATCH” -Ebony Blanding

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