Friday’s 5 Loves: My Favorite Blogs

Friday LovesCurlistas! Happy Friday. I hope your week has been as amazing as mine! As August continues so does my birthday celebration. Last Friday I celebrated in the city (NY, baby) and I had SO much fun. I have never had a public “party” (here are some pics) and it felt really good. While I have been having a lot of fun I’ve also been thinking Continue reading

Natural Hair How-To: LOC Method Shortcut!

loc methodA few weeks ago in “Natural Hair How-To: Fix Your Wack Conditioner  I shared how and why I mixed coconut oil with a conditioner I was NOT feeling. I’ve been using the mixture quite a bit and I’ve found some other things I really like about it. Continue reading

Mani Monday: Blue Universe

IMG_20130812_134552For this mani I tried a “new” glitter nail polish my Photographer boo, Nicole [LINK], gave me. I *think* she said that she tried it but didn’t like it and that she wanted me to have it because she knows how addicted how much I love nail polish. 🙂 Continue reading

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.

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

Mani Monday: The Perfect At-Home French

www.curlsandmo.com mani mon1 8.5.13Yes, I’ve neglected Mani Monday for a few weeks but I’m back. For real! I haven’t done a design in a while so last week I decided to try out one of the nail art brushes I purchased on ebay. I used to do French pedicures all the time – I’ve always had a steady hand – so I decided try a French manicure. I 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