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.

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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


 Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com

Until next time Beauties 💋

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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


 Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com

Until next time Beauties 💋

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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


     Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com

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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


 Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com

Until next time Beauties 💋,

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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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  2. Pink Pop Snapchat-321875404

  3. Super Natural Snapchat-1735426360

  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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 Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com


Until Next Time Beauties,

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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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 Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com


Until Next time Beauties,

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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

Find Here

3. All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation 0607845064497

Find Here

4. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

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Find Here

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

snapchat-1194580701

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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 Thank you so much for reading my blog. Blogs will be posted twice a week. Don’t forget to Like, Comment, & Follow to stay updated with the latest weekly blog post. If you have any topics you would like me to discuss feel free to comment below or Email me at Aliciadionbeauty@gmail.com


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