5 Ways to Combat Skin Care Emergencies

5 Ways to Combat Skin Care Emergencies

5 Ways to Combat Skin Care Emergencies What can be worse than the onset of an unsightly skincare emergency the day of a big event such as a wedding, reunion, business interview, or first date? Have you ever cancelled a first date because a cold sore erupted? How about an acne breakout the morning of your sister’s wedding or worse… your own? With tips and insights is board certified dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis to help us handle these common emergencies within 24 hours.   1. Problem: Hives, Redness and Allergies Solution: When you realize a certain food, beverage, cream or cosmetic triggered an allergic reaction discontinue use or consumption. As for treatment Dr. Lolis suggests using hydrocortisone cream which can be purchased at the drug store and [Click here to continue reading]

5 Essential Tips for Great Skin Without Makeup

5 Essential Tips for Great Skin Without Makeup

My 5 Essential Tips for Great Skin Without Makeup and this shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AGummyYouCanTrust #CollectiveBias This is the time of the year when your hair and skin can take a beating between the crisp winter air and lack of exposure to the sun. With the change of weather should come a change of routine when it comes to caring for your skin. What worked in the warmer months, may not necessarily work in the colder months. As I take a look at my skin care routine, I jotted down some the them that work year round to keep my makeup free skin looking healthy and radiant. Take a look at my [Click here to continue reading]


Fall Glow Up Tips for Women of Color

My Fall Glow Up Tips for Women of Color is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. #Olay28Day Let me start by asking, “Do you see the glow up your girl has?”. Y’all have always said I had great skin, but in the last 28 days, the health of my skin has gone to a whole new level. A little over a month ago, I started the Olay 28-day challenge and after just a few days I noticed a huge difference in my skin. Olay 28-days challenge: Day 1 – 7 For 28 days, I stopped using my current cleansers and moisturizers in place of exclusively using the Olay Luminous products and following the 4 step [Click here to continue reading]

How to Make a 60-Minute Spa Kit-6

How to Make a Spa in a Jar Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimeWithAveeno #CollectiveBias Let’s celebrate fabulous hair and skin with this DIY 60-Minute Spa in a Jar Kit. This gift is perfect for a friend, new mama, or yourself. A gift in a jar is a super impressive way to gift a friend or set the stage for an amazing “self-care” care session of your own. Today I want to tell you about the AVEENO® products from Walmart in this jar that’s making my hair and skin super gorge. My hair and skin have been responding very well to my new routine so let me share what I’ve been doing. My hair has been super soft, moisturized and growing [Click here to continue reading]

How I Clear Up My Eczema | Glowy, Healthy Skin Edition

I hosted a live video chat on my Instagram channel earlier this week sharing how eczema has affected not only me but my children for years. Eczema has been a skin problem that has plagued me and my children and I have been on a diligent search to find a solution that would clear up the irritating breakouts. I’m not saying I’ve found a cure, but I’ve definitely found that the following solutions have reduced our eczema flare ups dramatically. Use an apple cider vinegar rinse as needed. I’ve found that by using an apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair and skin, most of my eczema has dried up as a result. I typically mix one part ACV to one part water in a bottle. My eczema is [Click here to continue reading]

Braid Out on 4C Hair & New Rimmel London Matte Lipsticks

I’ve been loving the freedom that comes with having shorter hair and I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. When my hair isn’t in a protective style, it’s usually worn in a blowout or twist out. When I do twist out, I can start with wet or dry hair depending on the look I’m going for. This one was done on wet hair which results in a smaller afro and tighter coiled hair. After my wash routine, I towel dried my hair and did the L.O.C. method for moisture. L.O.C. is an acronym for Leave-in-Conditioner, Oil, and Cream. With the L.O.C. method, I saturate my hair with my leave in, then use coconut oil to seal in the moisture and work the cream into my [Click here to continue reading]