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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.

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA

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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Feburary Favorites

Hi Beauties,

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

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

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

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

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

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

  3. Choice ORGANIC TEAS Tea Bag, Beauty Detox

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

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

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

      5. Ogx Healing + Vitamin E Penetrating Oil

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


I hope you enjoyed this blog!

What are your February Favorites?

Comment below, I would love to hear from you!



BOOK OF THE MONTH!!

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

This Month’s book will be

                           The Queen Code

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Edition: 1

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

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

Purchase here: The Queen Code

Amazon: The Queen Code

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

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


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


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

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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‑In 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!


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 every Friday and Sunday. 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

Remember: “The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.”
― Alexandra Elle


  Until next time Beauties 💋

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