It’s December

It’s December

We are in the home-stretch now, right at the end of the year. We have less than 31 days to the New Years. Time has flown and I do not know where it went. It always seems like as soon as we enter into December, time is on auto speed. Wooah!   Can we all just say 2018 was super crazy? 2018 has been on an up and down roller coaster. One moment I was having a good time and everything was going great for me. Then the next thing I know it was a total shit show. (Side note: Excuse my language…. I had no other words to use to express how I feel about the lows)

December is always a love-hate time for me. I love that it is near the end where I can start over and reinvent, however I feel like I am under a lot of pressure. Some times it take me out of the holiday cheer, I do not like that at all. Instead of being caught up in the rat race of hectic behavior, I decided I am going to focus on calm. Calmly, I am going to take all the things on my to do list for the month of December one day at a time. I refuse to stress myself out. Whatever gets done, it gets done! And if  it doesn’t , then it doesn’t. Simply this month is going to full of joy, excitement, glitz , glam, and celebration. 

Fashion Note:

Speaking of celebration, I have a lot of Holiday event on my schedule. I know you are wondering what to wear? Pop the champagne, December is the time for glitz and glamour.  Velvet, sequins, faux fur, and more!  I got my hands on the December’s issue of InStyle Magazine, Jennifer Lopez is serving looks on the cover. What I got from the issue, that the drama is dial up. At the the holiday party sis, we should come to slay with poppy reds, emerald green, gold applique, and dark velvets. This month I am going to being giving y’all all the tea on how I style myself without spending all my money. I am still doing a lot of shopping for the holiday. If you want to stay update with my fashion post this month, feel free and subscribed to my blog. It can be located on the right hand under the search engine.

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Blog Note

On another note, ever since I started going to local events, blogging has been booming for me. I am so thankful for the many opportunities that have came my way. I am super excited or the opportunities I have in December. Recently, I was invited to participate in NYE Glamour photo shoot. I wish I had a GIF of my face when I got the email. Total shock and happiness. I haven’t taken the pictures yet, but I already know it going to be so lit. Photo shoots are fun, however hanging with my Femology Family is funnier. This month Femology is putting on another event for the New Years. You already know I going to blog about it, maybe I might take a courage pill and start vlogging! I just know that it is going to be another banger.

Personal Note/ Goals:

Lastly, on a personal note I had a revelation. I came to conclusion, while talking to friends, that I am going to stop doing things that leads me to stress out. For example, remembering to stick to my budget. When I do not stick my budget overspend, which causes me stress out because I can’t do what I need to do. To maintain my happiness, I  am going to stop putting myself in stressful situations, and to protect my energy.

  1. Stay organize- create to-do list, and maintain my planner.
  2. Drink more water!!
  3. Finalize my ideas for YouTube
  4. Finish reading Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  5. Create another savings account for traveling.

What are you looking forward to this month? 

Share with me in the comment section. Let me know what I could add to this list.

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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