Lupita Nyongo’s Lancome Ad Slays Honey

Lupita Nyongo's Lancome Ad

Lupita Nyongo’s Ad for Lancome has been revealed and it is simply breathtaking. Lupita Nyongo has been winning and I am so happy. Everything in this ad just looks so simple and showcases the beauty of Lupita Nyongo. Her skin and the natural makeup is just FLAWLESS PEOPLE FLAWLESS!

The power of advertising is real. I have never tried any Lancome products but after seeing Lupita in this ad I will definitely be checking out some of there products.

How do you guys feel about Lupita Nyongo’s Lancome Ad?

Crochet Braids For a Fun Protective Style

Crochet Braids

 

Crochet Braids are freaking awesome! :)

I used to wear crochet braids back in the day when I was a teen. I have recently been in a funk with my hair. I needed a change. I was perusing youtube, and came across crochet braids. It looked simple enough so I decided to give it a try.

What are Crochet Braids?

Crochet Braids are done by braiding the hair down like you would for a sew in. Once your hair is braided down you take any type of braid hair and latch it to the braids using a crochet needle.

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Type of Hair

You can use any type of bulk or braiding hair to do crochet braids. I chose Model Model Synthetic Braiding Hair in Soft Water. The color was 1B/350. The hair was on sale so I paid $4.99 per pack.

Model Model Soft Water Braid Hair

 

How long did they last?

I kept the crochet braids in for 3 weeks. I can’t braid very well so my edges looked pretty ragged.

Maintenance

I maintained the hairstyle by using mousse and also cutting off hair that was raggedy. I also oiled my scalp every couple of days. I didn’t worry about washing my hair since I only kept them in 3 weeks. I often go a few weeks between washes anyway. My hair My Way lol.  My hair was very moisturized when I took the braids out.

crochet braidsOverall Thoughts on Crochet Braids

Crochet Braids are a great protective style. I was very happy with my results. Especially being my first time installing them. I also love the fact that it is a quick style that doesn’t require much effort. The only issue I had was in taking them out. However, it was more-so to do with how I braided my hair. I got annoyed and used scissors and ended cutting a small section of my hair. No worries though it wasn’t much. I will be installing another set of crochet braids soon. They are going to be my number one protective style for a good minute.

Influenster Optic White VoxBox

Influenster Optic White VoxBox

Yippy! I received the Influenster Optic White Vox Box. Who doesn’t love an opportunity to try new items for free? I was able to test out the toothbrush, toothpaste, and whitening pen. I have been using them since I received them and I must say that I enjoy the toothbrush and toothpaste. The toothbrush and toothpaste left me with that extra clean feeling. I would definitely purchase the toothpaste again. The whitening pen was cool because it goes right into the toothbrush. I noticed a slight difference in the whitening of my teeth, but not too much. It is a gel that you just put on your teeth and go. This was a good VoxBox. Thank you Influenster.

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“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick and Face of The Day

Mac RiRi Woo Lipstick

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick is one of my favorite reds. I purchased it when it first came out and it is now my go to lipstick for just about everything. I swoon for the retro matte formula. I wish they could make this color permanent.

Mac Riri Woo lipstick

Compared to Mac Ruby Woo is more drying to me than Mac RiRi Woo. The lipstick stays put, and I barely have to do any retouches. I have so many “Face of The Days” to post. Now that I have my camera I am going to get back into blogging so be prepared for an abundance of posts. I am so glad that I can get back to what I love.

Mac RiRi Woo

Face of the Day Details

Face: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Walnut, Nicka K Newyork Minera Cream to Powder foundation Dark Chocolate (contour) and (eyebrows), Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer, Mac Raisin blush, Mac Whisper of Guilt (highlight).

Eyes: Mac Orange Eyeshadow (crease), Mac Brown Script Eyeshodow (crease), Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells lightest color (lid), L’oreal The Super Slim Liquid Liner (eyelid), Mac Feline Eye Kohl (waterline), Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Lips: Mac Cherry Lip liner, and Mac RiRi Woo Lipstick

My Natural Hair Blowout

NATURAL HAIR BLOWOUT

A while ago I did a Natural Hair Blowout. Well it was not supposed to be a blowout. I actually flat ironed my hair, but my hair said “Oh no she did not!” My hair was not having it. This was the first time since I have been natural that I have tried to straighten it myself. I usually go to a professional. I was a bit disappointed that my hair did not come out like I envisioned it. I probably did not have the flat iron hot enough.  Anyway I turned a negative into a positive, and rocked my hair as it was. It did eventually shrink back up, but I loved it. My hair has gone through some changes as it has gotten longer.  I find it easier now to wear my hair in a stretched state. Wash n goes are becoming a no go for me L . I will revisit this style again. Have you noticed any changes to your natural hair?

P.S. I finally found my digital camera so now I can really get back to blogging.