5 Best Buys for A Natural Beauty Look

natural_makeup_inspiration_african_american_reviews

Earlier this week, an email from a work colleague (Subject: Good Different) took me by surprise. She had written to compliment me on my makeup that day.

Unlike most days, I hadn’t had much time to be meticulous with my beauty look that morning. With the help of my newly discovered beauty faves, I was out the shower and through the door in 15 minutes.

It was a good reminder that sometimes, less is more. It was also a good nudge to share my updated list of best beauty buys here on the blog.

Continue reading

Ask An Expert: How to Get Rid of Acne + Tips for Healthy Skin

expert-skin-care-advice

I’m a statistic–part of the 80% of all 11 to 30 year olds affected by acne.

So I decided to reach out to an expert with questions about skin care I’ve been dying to ask since my teenage years.

I got in touch with Dr. Lesley Reece. She has six years of experience in aesthetic medicine, is on top of her game, and is young and fabulous!

I hope you’ll find our conversation on as useful as I did–from what not to eat to the right products to use to how to get rid of pesky acne scars.

Continue reading

Discovered: OPI Heaven in Barbados

OPI-Barbados-Limegrove-3

I’ve just returned to Washington, D.C. after a quick trip to Barbados.

Needless to say, I always have a great time at home–especially when there’s fashion and beauty involved.

Enter Mozaic, a neat store on the island’s West Coast, hereby nicknamed “OPI Heaven.”

It features ceiling-to-floor OPI products–from nail color to GelColor to the delightfully delicious Avojuice Skin Quenchers Lotions.

What did I love about Mozaic?

Continue reading