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Current Beauty Regime

Faves and must-dos that are working for my skin and hair!

Aveda Control Paste™
Aveda Control Paste™

My go-to #Day2 hair tamer. A bit of water to dampen my hair and reactivate curls or waves, some Control Paste warmed up in my fingers, then I run (gently!) through my hair. It holds my hair without weighing it down, and smells blissful.

Revlon Balm Stain
Revlon Balm Stain

I own every single color of their Balm Stains. Honey is #MLBB - it's long-lasting, moisturizing, has a nice mint scent. Rendezvous looks like a crazy orange color, and Cherish looks like it's straight-up lavender - but both are extremely wearable. Try them out!

Bumble and bumble. Curl Conscious Defining Creme
Bumble and bumble. Curl Conscious Defining Creme

NEWS FLASH to beauty product producers: not all people with curly/wavy hair have thick hair. Bumble and bumble gets that, and make this, a curl cream that doesn't wear our hair down. THANK YOU.

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% Serum
The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% Serum

I wish I had started retinoids sooner! This is super gentle, and makes my skin look youthful again.

The Ordinary
The Ordinary "Buffet"

I could evangelize about The Ordinary all day. Buffet is filled with all kinds of good #antiaging stuff that also help plump and hydrate your skin. If you're eager to start with a #serum, this super-affordable serum is your place to start.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream, Natural
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream, Natural

The coverage on this BB cream is INSANE. It feels so luxurious. I wear this on days when I don't want to bother with a full makeup routine - I can look super polished with this in less than a minute.

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara

Every other mascara is just runner-up, amiright?

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Scent & Shine Brassica Seed Oil
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Scent & Shine Brassica Seed Oil

WHOA. This super lightweight #hairoil is a game-changer. It smells SO GOOD (like what as a kid I imagined Candyland must smell like), and my hair just drinks it up. Got this for free as a #VoxBox sample, and now I'm an addict!

Bumble and bumble. Pret-a-Powder
Bumble and bumble. Pret-a-Powder

#DryShampoo is a must for me as a busy mom who values every minute of sleep I can squeeze in. In an ideal world, I'd use an aerosols version, but they're not as "green," and they're hard to recycle. So this powder does it for me. It's #TalcFree, easy to blend, absorbs oil, and smells wonderful. Yay!

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

No matter how many YouTube tutorials I watch, I'm still a klutz at eye makeup. This stuff makes it all #foolproof. Of all the Naked pallets, this one makes my olive skintone the happiest.

Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover
Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover

Stop going to get your brows waxed or threaded, stop bleaching your lip. Invest in this super-affordable, easy-to-use tool that mimics threading, and you'll be amazed at how quickly and easily it works. Tweezerman promises a pain-free experience (LIES!), but it doesn't hurt more than any of the other types of hair removal. GAME CHANGER.

Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

I love me some charcoal. This mask felt like it was working to clear up my skin, but didn't leave it dry. Love!

Origins Super Spot Remover™ Acne Treatment Gel
Origins Super Spot Remover™ Acne Treatment Gel

I rarely get #zits anymore, but when I do, this #SpotTreatment zaps 'em overnight! #acne

Mario Badescu Silver Powder
Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Want to eradicate #Blackheads on your nose? After washing your face, dip a damp cotton ball into this power, and then press on your nose. Wait 10 minutes, wash - the powder will have brought the blackheads to the surface. Next, use a Biore strip on your nose. You'll be amazed at how much the strip is able to remove now!

Vichy Laboratoires Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation
Vichy Laboratoires Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation

The coverage on this foundation is exceptional - especially considering this is a brand you can buy at your corner drugstore! I use this on days when I don't want to wear a matte foundation - it looks dewy, but not oily.

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

I buy high-end products, but I have no shame in reaching for this foundation. It covers and builds beautifully, it has fantastic lasting power -- and their color selection does a better job than most of meeting the needs of women of color.

Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation

I reach for this foundation on important moments when I want to look absolutely flawless and it needs to last all day. I don't wear this everyday because it does feel a bit heavy (well, heavy compared to my usual drugstore foundations). As expected, the coverage is AMAZEBALLS. I don't doubt you could cover tattoos with this stuff!

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

This is a SUPER gentle peel - I use it daily and love it. I have rosacea and was certain my face would revolt the first time I used this, I woke up to a fresher, smoother face. This quickly became a star in my beauty routine.

Origins Checks and Balances™
Origins Checks and Balances™

This #cleanser feels refreshing and tingly and gives you that satisfying feeling like it's going to work and doin' its thang. My face feels clearer afterwards, but not dry. This is my new go-to daily #facewash! #acne #blemishes

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