Category Archives: Beautyista

Here you can find posts about beauty products I have tried, use and maybe even love.

Friday’s 5 Loves: Top 5 Skincare Add-Ons

Friday LovesA few weeks ago I shared “Top 5 Daily CLEAR SKIN Products”. These are the products I use every single day to maintain my clear skin. While these are my essentials, there are a few other products that I use throughout the month to keep my skin looking its best.

www.curlsandmo.com lemon waterWater. I know. This should have been included on my first list. But, truthfully water is the number one ingredient. I drink as much water as possibly every day. I rarely drink juice and keep all other liquids to a minimum. It has made a big difference in my skin.

olay regeneristOlay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System. The Olay microdermabrasion system is really great for diminishing dark spots. When I first started using it my skin was cray cray (yes, I wrote that) and I used it a lot more frequently. Now I use it a few times a month and I find that it still works but because it works so well I don’t have to use it as frequently. Check out my video review here and my written review here to get an in-depth understanding of how to use it and tips.

curlsandmo.com Deep-Down-Detox-Ultra-Cleansing-Mud-MaskFormula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Cleansing Mask. This mask is great for minimizing pores, cutting down on oil production (oil control) and extracting toxins from your skin. I reviewed it here. I don’t use it every week but whenever my skin seems to need a bit more TLC I’ll throw it on when I get home.

curlsandmo.com shea moisture even tone cremeShea Moisture Shave For Women Coconut And Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Creme. I have been using this lotion for a while now. I raved about it in this video and I still love it. It also helps reduce any dark spots. I usually use it at night after I cleanse and tone. It’s really thick so a little goes a long way but it doesn’t clog your pores. I’m assuming since it’s from the “Shave” line I could use it on my bikini line. Hmmm…

curlsandmo.com ponds anti wrinklePond’s Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream. During a recent Target trip I discovered this Pond’s cream – isn’t that how ALL new products are found? Smh – and I decided to try it. While I’m fortunate enough NOT to have wrinkles yet, I am going to start taking some preventive measures. The cream is really hydrating and moisturizing. When I remember to use it, my under eye area does look more alive and awake in the morning.

What are your beauty must-haves? Have you tried anything new lately? Please share below.

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Nene’s Secret: Review and Giveaway

www.curlsandmo.com nene4 A few months ago I was contacted to review a new product line – Nene’s Secret. I was hesitant obviously because they were new but I agreed. I was sent a beautifully packaged box of all of their items which I was really excited to try. I wasn’t sure where to begin but I decided to try the P.P.P. ~ Perfect Pretty Pudding and the L.I.C. ~ Leave In Conditioner. For this review I’ll be Continue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves 8.2.13

Friday LovesWelcome, August! Oh, how I’ve missed you! August is special to me because (in case you missed this), it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! *cue confetti* It is the only time of year that I allow people to celebrate me and I always feel extremely loved. I will be hosting two giveaways this month. The first will be a Continue reading

Natural Hair How-To: Fix Your Wack Conditioner

www.curlsandmo.com Fix Conditioner 1 (1)A while back I was in ULTA and I saw that güd conditioner was on sale. After hearing so many naturals rave about it I picked it up. I REALLY didn’t like it – it didn’t have any slip imo – so I gave it away. Then I picked up some Suave conditioner which also gets a lot of raves in the natural hair community. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves: 5 Green Smoothie Tips for Beginners

curlsandmo.com green smoothiesI hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I’m getting ready for Curlfriends Swap Party next week and I’m so excited!

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter then you have probably noticed my slight obsession with green smoothies. I have been in love with them since the winter (when I did my first Challenge). I am currently doing Continue reading

First Impressions: Mary Kay Vox Box #MKGlam

Vox Box - Mary KayA few weeks ago I received a box of Mary Kay products courtesy of Influenster to review. Influenster is an online community of influential people. Your influence is measured by your social media presence. You gain points and badges by answering questions, reviewing products you’ve tried and completing brand challenges. Essentially the more you participate the higher you rank.

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This is my 3rd or 4th box (check out my last Vox Box here). I was surprised when I was contacted because with my schedule I’ve been too busy to interact as much as I used to. But, I was definitely excited. I completed the survey and received the tracking confirmation a few days later.

We received mascara, eyelash primer, gel eyeliner, lipstick and a brush that can be used for eye shadow or concealer. The items are all really good quality and came beautifully packaged.

Did you receive the Mary Kay Vox Box? Which was your favorite product? Check out Influenster here, if you’re interested.

Friday’s 5 Loves: Top 5 Daily CLEAR SKIN Products

Friday LovesHappy Friday, beauties! For the past few years I suffered from adult acne. Up until my early twenties I rarely had a pimple – so it was quite devastating for me. Now that I feel like I have gotten it under control I want to share what has worked for me. These aren’t the ONLY products I use but these are the Continue reading