Drugstore Makeup Faves

I enjoy watching YouTube tutorials about hair and makeup, However I don’t enjoy spending hundreds of dollars on makeup lol! Plus the drugstore is super convenient it’s literally one on every corner (in my area). Don’t get me wrong I am a Ulta and Sephora rewards card members but some of my favorite products comes from the drugstore.

1. Maybelline FitMe Foundation: Matte and Dewy finish (I’m in the shade 355 coconut)
2. Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
4.Wet n Wild MegaLast Retractable liner (Favorite Brow Pencil)
5. CoverGirl TruBlend Concealer
6. CoverGirl Translucent Powder
7. CoverGirl TruBlend Naturally Luminous Bronzer (loose power it’s AMAZING)
8. Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream
9. Milani Moisture Mattes
10. NYX Matte Lip Creams
11. Wet n Wild Highlight
12. Milani Baked Blush
13. MaxFactorX Velvet Mascara
14. MaxFactorX Velvet Liquid Eyeliner
This list can go on an on but these are pretty much all of the products I use on a day-to-day basis! If you would like a Part II leave a comment below! πŸ’‹


Face Mask Friday

Skin Care Tips: Face Mask Friday’s

If you follow me on snapchat or know me personally then you know I love a good face mask. My motto “A face mask a day keeps dry skin and pimples away” lol seriously I’ve gotten rid of 3 pimples I less than 24 hours! My dark marks are fading and my pores have gotten smaller!

Since, I take skin care serious and get asked a ton of questions, it’s only right to share a few tips with you. * Please note that I am not a professional everything I learned is from trail and error* (I have Combination Skin: Oily in my T- Zone and normal all around)

For Clearer skin
1. Drink more water
2. Exfoliate at least 3-4 times a week
3. Moisturize EVERY DAY AND NIGHT *preferably one with salicylic acid
4. Less junk food more fruits
5. ALWAYS use a white face cloth
6. Take a break from make up
7. Sleep on your back
8. Find an outlet for stress (meditation)
9. Cranberry juice

Suggested Face Mask and Face Wash
1. Exfoliate/ Blemish control;
St. Ives Apricot Scrub $4
St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub $4
Garnier Plus Clean Balancing Daily Exfoliator $6
Shea Moisture Africa Black Soap Scrub $8

2. Brightening and Refined Pores;
St. Ives Green Tea Scrub $4
Freemen Cucumber peel off mask 2/$7
Clean and Clear Morning Burst (yellow) $6
Garnier Clean plus Blackhead eliminating scrub $6
Garnier Clean Plus Invigorating Daily Scrub $6
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Booster $8
Aveeno positively Radiant $7
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Face Wash $20

For Body Acne (if you have it)
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash $8
Alba Botanical Acne Dote Body and Face scrub $8

Clean and Clear Dual Action $6
Clean and Clear Burst Hydrating Gel $6
Ponds $9
Shea moisture $12

*Priced may vary*

Extra Tip: I found that getting in the shower or exercising after you apply your mask, help it penetrate your pores


Healthy Hair, I Do Care πŸ’

I Know it’s not Friday but……..image

I had a blog post previously written specifically for today, it’s my 2 year Naturalversary! I was talking with some of my Curl Friends and decided to just share a few tips to maintaining healthy hair whether you’re natural or not. (I’m pretty biased though so it’ll lean more towards my fellow naturals I’m sorry I’ll try to keep it neutral). So, when I decided to go natural it was solely for the health of my hair, I was color treated (BLONDE, the worst color to have I don’t care how pretty it looks) and the left side of my hair was thinner than their right! (Constantly wrapping and parting on one side plus heat) surprisingly I didn’t have heat damage or excessive shedding. I really didn’t like how my hair looked or made me feel so I said “F@&k it, sew it up” this was February 8, 2013 (I had a short cut so it only took a year to transition). That’s just a little back story so here’s so of the things I did until I was fully natural February 16, 2014.
1. Stopped getting perms (duh)
2. Tried my hardest to use less heat
3. Protective styles (Sew in are my thing)
4. Use Natural organic hair products
5. Trimmed my own hair at my own pace at my desired length.
6. Deep condition every wash day for 3 plus hours sometimes over night ( yes I’m OD)
7. Tried natural styles (Bantu knots saved my life but they hurt)
8. Invested in a satin pillow case
9. Loved my natural hair process unconditionally even when I was tempted to get a perm
10. Took pictures of the process and noted the things that work with my hair.
11. Products: (I still use sulfate shampoos my doesn’t dislike sulfate) Pantene moisturizingΒ  shampoo, Shea Moisture, Tressume, Cantu, any thing Olive Oil, Tea Tree oil,coconut oil perm rods, Flexi rods. (These are my core products that work for my hair type/texture)
12. Drink plenty of water
13. Do not stress over anything, stress promotes hair loss.
My curl pattern is 3b/3c/4a I have loose curls around my perimeter, my hair is naturally thick.
* if you have any specific questions about my hair or my wash day/styling regimen please comment below or email me at dosesofjay@gmail.com*