Makeup Tutorial: Soft Pink

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Hello there!

The  other day I had a little time before dinner to really dial in some makeup and thought it would be fun record it and share.   It’s a soft, flirty look that transitions perfectly from day or night.

I thoroughly enjoy shopping for makeup, watching makeup tutorials,  playing in makeup and coming up with pretty, feminine, “new” looks.  To me, wearing makeup is a form of expression and creativity, just like painting, music or anything that requires skill and imagination.  I don’t believe I need it wear it to be beautiful, but I can say it does put a little more of a pep in my step when I enhance my look.

See the video/tutorial HERE.

I hope you like it!

My First Shampoo

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Hey guys,

 

So, I had an opportunity to try Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention Shampoo for the first time and it was great!

 

As I mentioned in my latest haul video/post, I had not shampooed my hair in 5 years!

 

It was due to my discomfort with the ingredients listed on most shampoo products and greatly due to my scalp itching like I had fleas whenever I did shampoo.  I cannot say that shampooing will become a regular practice for me, but I will try again in the future since it was faster than having to make my clay wash. And after almost a week I have had zero itchiness. I shot a video detailing my conditioning process if you’d like to take a peek here.

 

Also, in the video I share my recipe for my homemade deep conditioner:

 

1/2 Ripe Banana
1/2 Avocado
2.5 Tbsp of Coconut Oil.

 

I slept with the conditioner over night and rinsed it out in the morning. I did not apply any additional product until I styled the following day, yet it felt super, sponge cake moist and soft!

 

For styling, I shot a video that I will share soon, but I used Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel to set my waves.  I had a chance to use that bonnet I mentioned a few posts back as well!  I LOOOOOOVE IT!

 

Hope you like!

 

Let me know if you decide to try the deep conditioning recipe!

 

Besos!

Haul

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Had to make a quick run to Walgreens during my recent trip to Las Vegas and, of course, you can’t shop at a place like that and buy just one item. I ended up buying 5!  I thought it would be fun to share them with you in the attached video. Lately, I’ve been interested in experimenting with my hair and decided to buy and try out the Shea Moisture shampoo.  I have not shampooed my hair in 5 years, only clay washes, so I’m looking to share that update with y’all too!  I will be posting photos and info for what steps I took for my trial run with shampoo, wish me luck.

Talk soon!

Hair Dryer: Soft Hood Attachment

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This just in: Hooded Dryer attachment for standard blow dryers.

I found it on Amazon, it has pretty good reviews so I’m really looking forward to trying it out!

I’ve seen that a number of Naturals are raving about similar ones and wondered if I’d love it as much. I plan to use it to deep condition (which I haven’t done in years) and set my flat twists when they require flexy rollers.

Wish me luck, I’ll keep you all posted!

How I Moisturize Between Washes

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Hey guys!

Here’s a video of my moisturizing process. I have had a number of people ask me how I keep my hair from getting extra dry between washes and thought a video would be a fun illustration. I usually try to explain it to them in detail, but I think a visual aid is always more captive and helpful.

In a nutshell, I use Shea butter, water and most recently i’ve added Shea Moisture Reconstructing Conditioner back into the mix. My goal is to be effective and keep it simple.

If I’m in a hurry and want to quickly moisturize, I only use water and Shea butter.

-LaRie

Finger Combing

I have had a number of people ask me what I mean when I tell them I finger comb (or finger detangle) my hair, so I decided to shoot video and shared it here:

I stopped combing my hair years ago after realizing that I was literally pulling it out. I tried many different types of combs and styling tools and found that my hands do a much better job than anything I had ever tried.  For me, I now know that simplicity is key.  I also don’t tie my hair up, wear a bonnet or scarf for bed .  I found that tying my hair up caused my edges to break off badly, so at night I moisturize, re-twist or do large braids.    This routine works for me and I now see a significant difference in the stat of my hair.  I hope my video is helpful!

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