Monday, December 21, 2015

That Girl Challenge Update

Sooooo I started the That Girl Challenge nearly two years ago with a nice list of what I hope to accomplish in this challenge. Well I will surely admit that it was a total bust. But it's a new start and a new year... I am still young and can turn things around. So here is my update to my that girl challenge and how I go about accomplishing this. 

Skincare Game on Point

Skincare Products
    Cleanse (Aveeno Foaming Cleanser)
    Toner (Rosewater)
    Serum (Snail Bee High Content Essence)
    Moisturizer (Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer)
    Fade Cream (Ambi Fade Cream,Vicco Turmeric Cream)
    Sunblock (Nuetrogena Ultrasheer 30+ Sunblock)
    Occasionally exfoliate (Alba Botanica Scrub)

    My Skincare routine is tailored to adjust all my skincare needs. All products are to help erase my dark acne scars, even and brighten my skin tone, and provide a youthful glow. So the basic skincare routine is to cleanse, tone the skin, use a serum for evening and brightening, a moisturizer to seal and provide supple skin, fade cream to fade dark scars and evening the skin. Sunblock as a last step, to protect the skin from the damaging effects of sun rays. 

    I'm Painting My Face

    Makeup Arsenal

    Primer (Black Radiance Primer)
    Foundation (Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr)
    Powder (Too Faced Pressed Powder)
    Blush (Wet n Wild Mellow Pink)
    Contour kit (Sleek, optional)
    Eyeliner (Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner)
    Mascara (Maybelline Colossal Volume Express) 
    Lip liner (Mac Cork Lipliner)
    Lipstick  (Nude/Revlon Mink Pink)

    For the past few years I've been trying out different brands of foundation and powders and experimenting with my makeup techniques. I'v settled into a nice set look and I seem to be receiving compliments all the time from family and friends. I like to call my makeup addiction face painting or putting on my face in the morning, LOL. It's a wonderful art form that adds a touch of luxury to my morning rituals. My everyday makeup routine is a uniform look I've perfected to achieve the look of nice skin and bright big eyes. I use foundation to even my skin tone and conceal my dark marks. For my eyes I create a thin winged line for eyeliner and volumizing mascara to create larger doll like eyes. I just started dabbling in blush and contour powders and I just have to say how much I love these powders as they bring so much life to the face. Pink blush makes my cheeks really rosy and contour powder helps to sculpt my baby cheeks.

    Haircare Game on Point


    Prepoo overnight coconut oil (irregular)
    Shampoo twice twice a week
    Deep condition protein/moisture twice a week
    Moisturize and seal every two or three days

    My hair has definitely come a long way, but boy have I had some serious setbacks. I want to say with definite confidence heat is the devil but we are still good friends. So I have just come to terms that I use heat sparingly and I will purchase only high end quality straighteners. I've recently found a set hairstyle that fits my oval face graciously. Half up ponytail half down twistout with a side part of bangs (twists). Side part bangs frame my face really well more so than no bangs. I sometimes change my hair products and try out new ones but I do have a few holy grail items that I keep in regular rotation. Holy grail status: Organics Hair Mayonnaise, Coconut Oil, Aussie Moist Deeep Conditioner, and Shea Moisture Shea Butter Conditioner

     Developing Personal Style 

    Nine West Open Toe Heeled Ballet Flats

    I have finally found my balance between under dressed and overdressed; it's all about the shoes and the lips. In the last few years I began to cultivate a sense of personal style. I have my new go to flats that are not too casual or too dressy but works for almost any event. Just like with my beauty routine my fashion starts with the basics that compliments my figure and style. In partaking upon that girl challenge I've discovered my own personal style that reflects my personality. My style is classic, chic with whimsical notes and I always go for feminine pieces. My body shape is straight so I steer towards outfits that accentuate my waist and I overly indulge in dresses and skirts more than anything. I tend to gravitate towards solid colors, a few prints, mostly neutral colors or one bright statement piece, flare dresses, a line skirts, and kitten heels. 

    In keeping up with that girl challenge, I will be updating once a week. Let me know below in the comments if you want beauty and fashion pictures included everytime. Kind of like Oufit Of The Day (OOTD) and Face Of The Day (FOTD)

    Friday, December 18, 2015

    Tumblrs I Love


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Ph. Marc Hibbert

Ph. Osamu Yokonami


Stolen Summer - Robert and Shana Parkeharrison (2006)

Ph. Janneke & Lyson

Precious Adams performing Aurora act 3 variation
2014 Prix de Lausanne
(she won a scholarship + the contemporary dance prize!)


Eunice Oluminde           solangesolo:

“Dreaming of these flowers my sister put in my hair at dinner. One by one they bloomed in my afro, and stayed there until I danced them away..” - Solange



    Collage by woefoep(via Andrea & Mahogany Soul)      “I’ve Been Thinking” print by Andrea Pippins

    Love the energy of this shoot for beautiful scarves by SuTurno.  - Spotted at Made Fashion Week.