Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !!! ** Fall Edition**

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !!!  ** Fall Edition**

Hello Beauties, I am back with another Beauty Talk. I am so excited to be doing this again! I decided to bring Beauty Talk  back because this one of the most successful blog post I ever did on my blog.  Inside of showing y’all my favorite products, I thought it would be cool to show y’all my favorite products for the FALL SEASON ! So, let’s have a little Beauty Talk on the blog. Remember makeup is simply a enhancer to all the beauty that your already have !

Favorite Skin Care Products

Fall season leaves my skin super dry I need my skin to feel like a baby’s bottom

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  1. Upper Canada Green Tea “Detoxification” Face Sheet Mask : 5 pack $11.50 Upper Canada
  2. Pearlessence Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum : $5.99 TJMaxx
  3. Clinique Moisture Surge 72 hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator: Starting Price $12 Sephora **Trying the tester size
  4. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray: $25.50 Sephora  ** Tying the tester size

If you read my last Beauty Talk post you already know about my hostile dry skin !! It can be really combative in the fall. So first I have been trying out these tester size Clinique hydrator  and the face spray to bring back the moisture to my face . I got them out of Beauty Insider Clinique Box from Sephora. I use it morning and night and  I like using this product under my eye. My under eye area is very sensitive and it gets very dry. It been working really well and help change the texture of my skin in that area.  Next, I am in love with hyaluronic acid  and vitamin C facial serum from Pearlessence! Jackie Ania one of my favorite YouTuber got me hip to hyaluronic acid. So yes I love hyaluronic acid because it improve the skin texture, adds brightness and moisture to your skin. Also the drops come with vitamin c that packs that extra brightness that I am looking to bring to dull dry skin !  I am near 30 and I feel my skin getting a little loose lol. Lastly, have you ever had your makeup on for too long or have you make that mistake and slept with your makeup on. Yes I have done both of these. So when that happen it has my skin feeling dry and it looks dull. It is officially time to detox my skin. So I bought these green tea face sheet mask from Upper Canada. Omg these masks leave my skin feeling like it got all the things it need to bring it back to life. It really has your skin soft and it also states that it reduced inflammation , and simulates circulation to your face. I love how it gives my skin a nice glow after I use it ! After treating my face with what it needs it is time to enhance my already beautiful face with makeup !

Favorite Beat Products

In other words my favorite makeup products for my face 🙂

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  1. Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium-To-Full Coverage Foundation (Chai): $39 at Ulta
  2. Clinique High Impact Mascara: $19 at Sephora 
  3. Clinique Lash Building Primer: $17 at Sephora **Tying the tester size
  4. Morphe Continuous Setting Mist: $15 at Ulta 
  5. Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (Chestnut): $29 at Ulta

Did I tell Jackie Ania is my favorite YouTuber…. LOL I think I did. Well on her YouTube channel she told us about her partnership Too Faced and how she was able to extend their shade ranges to their foundation collections. She added 9 more shades in the medium to deep dark range. Shout out to you sis. Since doing so I decided to try out Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I also heard great things about. So I got the foundation shade in Chai. So to complete the family I also go the TooFaced Born This Way concealer in the color chestnut. I absolutely  love the formula of both products. They both don’t leave my fave feeling extra heavy. Also it last long and doesn’t look like a totally mess at the end of the day. The two products work well together and both have some wonderful benefits in the bottle. Coconut water, alpine rose, and hyaluronic acid !!! Also the Clinique lash primer with the mascara is great together. The primer gives my lash extra length and the mascara takes my lash up a notch. Great combo together. Lastly, I am in love with this Morphe setting spray. I love that it doesn’t leave my face after spraying super-duper wet. It really sets my makeup into my skin flawlessly !

Favorite Eye Products

Ooou your eyes are so pretty ! 

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  1. Colourpop “Take Me Home” Shadow Palette: $12 at Ulta

Can we all agree that Colourpop is bomb!.  I got introduce to Colourpop maybe 3 years ago when I got into makeup tutorials. Their eye shadows and lippies are so bomb. The “Take Me Home” palette is just for all the ladies that want to keep their eyes basic but also want to give a little glam. This palette makes it super easy to create looks for everyday and the colors are so bomb for the fall ! Also easy to blind and super pigmented Sidenote: Colourpop is super affordable brand so definitely check them out !

Favorite Lip Products

Lips need love too! Pucker Up ! 

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  1. The Lip Bar Lip Gloss in the Color ” Class Act”: $14 at The Lip Bar
  2. Clinique Chubby Stick in the color ” Woppin Watermelon: $18.50 at Sephora
  3. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the color “Club Hopper”: $6.99 at Ulta

Last but certainly not least. I decided to show y’all my favorite fall color, lip balm, and gloss. So first I had to show love to the Black Women owned business that hit the scene. Melissa Butler, the owner of The Lip Bar, is Detroit Made entrepreneur so we have to show love to her and the city. Yes, this lip gloss called “Class Act” is so bomb. It glides on very smoothly and the color is so beautiful on my brown girls.  Next, we have this Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm that gives my lips a cute tint. I love this lip balm because it is super moisturizing for lips in these dry months. I think I am going to try other colors because I really enjoyed the formula. Lastly my favorite lip color is NYX Lip Suede in the color “Club Hopper”. It is a perfect bold purple mauve color. Also I enjoy the formula because not so matte that it leaves your lips super dry. It is also brown girl friendly too !


So these are some of the products that I have been reaching for pretty much every day.  They are my must have and I quick to run to the store when I am running low or run out.

What are some of your beauty must have products ?

Let me know in the comments !

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Remember beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.

 

cassandra

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !

Hello Beauties, Yes today we are going to have beauty talk. Lets talk about 10 of my favorite beauty products currently! I was inspire to do this post by InStyle May Magazine! (Sidenote: Zoe Kravitz is on the cover) Annual they have awards for the best beauty buys, judge my panel industries pros. Let me tell you now I am not a pro with it comes to beauty but I am pro in what I like. Basically I like what I like. Also, I been feeling a little insecure about my face after having oral surgery. SO …… beauty talk !

Favorite Skin Care Products

Face soft like a babies bottom – sidenote I have dry skin ! 

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  1.  Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer: $11.99 at Target
  2.  Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater: $7 at Ulta
  3.  Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil: $8.99 at Target

These products have been helping combat my hostile dry skin ! I use the Mario Badescu Facial Spray right after I cleanse my face and after I set my makeup. Really you can use it at anytime.  I just love that hydrating and refresh feel it gives to my skin.  Next I use the Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer to soothe my dry skin. Also it leaves me with are radiant finish! It all about the glow.  Sidenote: A little goes a long way to. This product is kinda universal you can use it with a bare face or use it as a primer before putting on your makeup. I love products that I can use it for more than one thing ! Lastly, I give my skin a boost at night with the Shea Moisture Hydrating Overnight Oil ! Yes I have to feed my face at night and yes I am just that dry.  I hate waking up to tight and dry skin so I coat my face with this oil. To me its feels lightweight and I don’t have worry about it getting everywhere and all on my pillowcases!

Favorite Beat Products

In other words my favorite makeup products for my face  🙂

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  1. Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in  Ebony Bronze: $7.99 at Meijers
  2. Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm: $30 at Sephora
  3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (420) $34 at Sephora
  4. MakeUp Revolution Luxury Baking Powder (Banana): $8 at Ulta
  5. MakeUp Revolution Strobe Highlighter (Gold Addict):$6 at Ulta

Now to my favorite favorite part makeup ! Yes makeup. I love doing my makeup and watching makeup tutorials. So these are my current fave makeup products that I have to have. First, Covergirl Queen Bronzer in Ebony Bronze. These is the best warm bronzer to bring back warmth to the face and it the right color for my dark complexion. Yes !! Next, I have to have my NARS blush in the shade Orgasm. This blush definitely makes me have a organism  LOL and it the number 1 bestseller blush in the U.S. This blush looks beautiful on any shade and leaves you with matte and shimmering finish ! Need I say more, Fenty Beauty it’s life. I did a review on this product READ MORE. Absolutely adore this foundation and I have the shade in 420. Next, the best inexpensive setting powder is from Makeup Revolution. II learn about this setting powder from Alissa Ashley, a big youtuber ! Now I love the Laura Mercier however I can not spend money on this product every time.  I do my makeup all the time so Makeup Revolution comes through. I love the finish that it gives to my concealer and it has the right amount of beige I am looking for. no flash back yes ! Lastly, every girl has to have a highlighter to bring out those cheek bones. Another product from Makeup Revolution , the Strobe Highlighter in the shade Gold Addict. I love anything that gives my skin a golden glow. I like to call it the Ghana Glow since a girl DNA shows her family from Ghana haha but anywho I love this highlighter because it goes on like butter .

Favorite Lips Products

Pucker Up yall ! Gloss & Matte 

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  1. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick (Freckle Fiesta) MATTEMOISELLE, Freckle Fiesta $18.99 at Sephora

2. E.L.F.  X  Alissa Ashley Lip Glosse.l.f. x Alissa Ashley Lip Gloss

These are the lippies that I keep reaching for.  First it the  the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Matte lipstick in the color called Freckle Fiesta. The color is like spicy terra-cotta and I love the way it looks. It different and it brings out my skin.  Lastly… remember when I mention Alissa Ashley. Yes she collaborate with E.L.F. and gave the people this bomb ass lip gloss. It really look good on everyone. I got this as a gift for by birthday from my lovely team lead. So it goes everywhere I go and I never put it down. I am scraping the bottom I need a new one.

 

So these are my top 10 ten products that I pretty much wear everyday of my life. They are my must have and I quick to run to the store when I am running low or run out. If you enjoy this post please like and let me know in the comment.

Also share with me some of your favorite beauty products. What are your must haves ?

Remember beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.

Alayna

Late to the Party…. Fenty Beauty Foundation Review*

Late to the Party…. Fenty Beauty Foundation Review*

Let me just tell you me and Fenty Beauty have been having a long time issue with each other. I have been on a long journey just trying to get my complexion color. Lord the first day I tried it was all sold. Then I tried again had my color no money to spend. Just a up and down relationship. Fenty help me… help me please! It was a point in time I couldn’t even test the shade out. So I guess for a few months. Long story short I got it in my possession. Baby this is what you came for.. Lighting strikes every times she moves … AND EVERYBODY WATCHING HER !

Yess… I finally got my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation. Just in time for Rihanna’s birthday. I found my foundation color at the Sephora in Chicago on Michigan Ave before her birthday ! Yes hunny I got my color is 420after is being sold out for like forever.  This is consider a soft matte complexion products. It it a medium to full coverage foundation and it is build able.

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This is my new favorite foundation. I have been using this foundation for two days and I am in love with the formula. It is so lightweight and easy to build up without all the cakiness. Also this foundation in my opinion works very well with my other products. Like my LA Girl Pro Concealer, Nars Orgasm Blush, and Ruby Kisses Mineral Powder in Honey Brown. I love the fact that my face can still breathe. Like it does not clog my pores, and it works well with my dry skin. Just an amazing foundation.

TIPS:

Please make sure you shake the foundation to help activate the magic before apply the foundation to the skin.

Let the foundation dry down to determine if the shade is your best shade or not. This also can determine if you need to get a lighter shade. I think 420 works well for me. I might try 410 & 430 just to see how it work on my skin.

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Me with the Fenty Foundation glowing

Overall, I am happy that black woman in the fore front of a brand. In addition, I am ecstatic that she brought us so many complexion colors to the market. Rihanna really had many brands shaking in their boots. So thank you to Rihanna and to so many other brands that brought diversity to the cosmetic world. SIS you poppin !

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

Gift Guide for my Single Ladies for Valentines Day

So Valentines Day is around the corner.   I already know the struggle being a single woman I’ve been there. So don’t get in your feelings because you don’t have anyone special to share it with. Please don’t get jealous of the our Twitter and Instagram feed of all the V-day gifts that get posted ladies.  I am a firm believer that you do not need to wait for someone to love you to enjoy Valentines Day. Love yourself hunny. Now  somebody told me that buying a gift for yourself  for Valentines is  pretty pathetic. Hmmmmmm so buying myself a gift and loving myself is pathetic.. Don’t get me to speculate. LOL. To my single hunnies and my ladies that are taken if you want to buy yourself something for Valentines Day go for it.  Self-Love is the best love. We can’t expect to love somebody fully if we don’t love ourselves first.

1: Thigh High Boots:

If you want to feeel extra sexy get some sexy thigh high boots. I know when I put my thigh highs on…. girl I walk a little taller. I feel like a “bad gyal”. So get you sex appeal on get you pair of thigh high boots and go out and have fun.

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These boots are from Forever: Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots/// ShopNow

 

 

 

2: Bouquet of Roses:

Roses scream love! Flowers are feel good for me. I normally don’t get flowers from a lover. So again why wait for flowers to come to you.  Go out and buy yourself some flowers and put them in cute vase. If you know me I would take some pictures of the flowers. You know how I feel about flower aesthetics.

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Treat yourself with nice bouquet of roses or flowers ladies.  I’m on Tiffany Hadish “groupon” kick so if you need a deal on flowers check them out. Order you some flowers and mail them to yourself !

3: Sexy Intimates:

Who said you have to spice up you intimates only when you lover come through. I say get you some sexy lace and feel good now. When a get new panty set, I feel so good and confidence when I look in the mirror.

 

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Ashley Graham Show Stopper Intimates (left)// Nordstrom  ShopNow

Leopard Lace Bra and Panty Set (right)// Forever21 ShopNow

I preferred to get all my intimates from Lane Bryant Caciques . Lane Bryant have an awesome select for Valentines Day in addition they have extended sizes. I think a nice lacy set will put you in a nice sexy feel good mood. So yes hunny I got my set ready.

4: Pour Up some Red wine:

To be honest I never enjoyed red wine until I had me a glass of Jam Jar on NYE. SO hooked now. So yes get you nice glass of wine and drink up and enjoy with you friends or by yourself.

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5: Sexy in Red Lip:

Put on a red lips and see how sexy you get. A red lip scream a temption. So yeah get you nice red lip. You already know I am going to tell you to go out. However if you not in a going out mood take some selfies. Look into the mirror tell yourself Im a fine ass girl hunny ! Yass

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My favorite red I have been sporting ins Smashbox Always On Matte Collection called “Bawse”.  I definitely feel bossy in this shade. Of course its black girl friendly

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SmashBox “Always On Matte” collection in “Bawse”// Sephora ShopNow

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FentyBeauty “Stunna” Lip Paint// Sephora Shop Now

6: Self Care: Bubble Bath 

Treat yourself to nice soothing bubble bath. Get you glass of wine and sit bath and relax and let the bubbles take you away.

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Darling, don’t forget to gall in love with yourself first !

So yes enjoy your Valentine’s Day with yourself. I told you don’t have to wait for a lover to enjoy the day.

 

 

**Feature Photo Credit- Richelle Marie Photography IG: @richellemariephoto 

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