I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a makeup guru. I love beauty products and I love filming and sharing my routines but I still need practice in getting my makeup to look exactly how I want it to. I’m also very cost-conscious and cannot rationalize spending lots of money on makeup, therefore I’m a little limited in product selection.
Nevertheless, I needed some new products so I headed to my local Walgreens.
I have a confession… I’m a lazy natural (but I didn’t start that way).
I did a big chop after transitioning for three months and I wanted nothing more than a head full of long, thick, curly hair. I would spend hours browsing YouTube for tutorials and tips and I devoted time each night to wrap my hair or twist it so that it would be protected as I slept.
After the excitement I had about having natural hair wore off, I became overwhelmed with all the twisting, dusting, blowing out and braiding that I once enjoyed. I achieved my growth goal pretty quickly and in retrospect, that’s what made me lazy. At that time having natural hair for me meant having long, curly hair. When I finally got the hair I wanted, I didn’t focus as much on its health.
Even though stretch marks don’t have the same stigma about them that they used to have, that doesn’t mean that you necessarily want them on your body. As someone who has had stretch marks on my hips and arms since middle school, I’m familiar with how they look, feel and their way of making you a little more self-conscious in certain types of clothing.
My familiarity with them and my desire to want to wear crop tops during the summer really inspired me to take extra care to protect my tummy from getting any during my pregnancy.
Disclosure: I received this product for free from Influenster to test and share with you. All opinions expressed are my own.
Laura Mercier Cosmetics recently released a new version of their translucent powder in a medium deep shade specifically for medium deep to dark skin tones. Honestly I don’t follow makeup brands much but as and when I was notified that I’d be trying this product out, I was excited.
I’ve tried several different translucent powders and I always have the same problem from all of them – I look like a ghost under the eyes and wherever else I apply the product.
This post has been sponsored. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things about being a woman is having the ability to switch up my look whenever and however I want. I can go from long to short hair in seconds, I can test out a new color without risking any damage to my hair and I can easily transform from bouncy curls to sleek strands with the slip of a wig.
Even though wigs are as popular now as they were back in the day, some women still shy away from wearing them.