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May 2016

Skincare May 26, 2016

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System

Now that the temps in NYC have reached well above 80 degrees, I’ve been feeling extra sticky as I trek around the city. The more I sweat, the more my pores feel clogged and I’m in need of a little extra cleansing at night when I wash my face. For the past several months I have been using the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System ($22.99), which is meant to cleanse and exfoliate the skin while helping reduce the signs of aging. The…

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Skincare May 13, 2016

Facial and Body Scrubs You Need Now!

Scrubs are a godsend. I wasn’t going to write a post today, but after trying this body scrub by Kopari I was so satisfied I just had to share. I received it in my May Birchbox and not only does it smell amazing, the results were instant. The Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub ($28) is made with the highest quality coconut oil to help hydrate skin and is mixed with brown sugar and tiny pieces of Tahitian coconut shell to buff…

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Fragrance General Beauty Hair Makeup Nails Skincare May 12, 2016

Credo Beauty NYC Store Opening!

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the NYC store-opening event for Credo Beauty. Credo is a San Francisco based beauty retailer that only sells products made by brands who use sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients. It’s literally a one-stop shop for anyone who’s looking to purchase beauty products that are not just effective and beautiful, but clean as well. Credo’s new NYC space will carry over 100 brands in categories ranging from skin care, makeup, hair care, men’s,…

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Hair Skincare May 10, 2016

Protect the Melanin: Products for Sun Exposure

Next week I’ll be heading to Venice, CA for one of the brands I work with – the designer is hosting a press trip and dinner with a number of editors and influencers, so we have activities planned throughout the weekend. While there, we’ll have a day of some fun in the sun at the beach, so I definitely want to be prepared. I’m a stickler for sunscreen and any products with SPF – ask my friends! I always have at…

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General Beauty Hair May 5, 2016

Natural AND Relaxed, Not Versus

I absolutely love being a black woman. I love my dark brown skin complexion, my somewhat “difficult” to pronounce name, my big lips, Jamaican roots…and my super thick relaxed hair. That’s right, I do not have natural hair. I definitely consider myself to be a pretty “woke” individual and am constantly discussing race relations, race in America and social issues that we face as black women with my friends. I am proud and feel that right now is such an…

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Nails May 2, 2016

ESSIE “Flowerista” Gel Polish

As a Fashion Publicist, I am constantly in and out of meetings, dinners, lunches, events etc., and as someone who speaks with their hands I need to make sure my nails aren’t chipped. The upkeep with regular polish is difficult, to say the least. I would literally polish my nails one night and then by the end of the next day – chipped. One day I decided to just bite the bullet and start getting gel polish every two weeks.…

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