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!

On My Radar

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1. Fiddle Fig Everything.

Earlier this past summer I scored a super cute, faux,  fiddle fig leaf plant from Home Goods and have been wanting to find a photo or painting to pair with it ever since. While searching for inspiration I came across these gorgeous pillows on Etsy.  The fiddle fig leaf plant was very popular this summer but I’m still loving it.  I was enamored before summer hit and tried finding a plant during winter, but couldn’t find it anywhere. I’m so happy I found it and love how the green adds a splash of color to my home and I’m sure it will be uplifting during fall/winter months to come.

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2. Rhassoul Clay

Rhassoul Clay has been on my mind for a very long time and I think it’s time for me to take action and give it a try.  I usually do my clay washes with Aztec clay, but research is telling that rhassoul clay is supposed to be amazing as well, if not better. If you want to see how I make my Hair Wash/No Shampoo wash see my video here.

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3. Paper Trimmer

I’m so excited to have finally purchased this paper trimmer! It’s the small things, LOL! I finished decorating my office but left hanging my photos on my To Do list for longer than I care to admit.

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4. Lemons

For the last few days I have been using lemon as an all natural deodorant.  FYI, it doesn’t prevent sweating, but it does stop odor by killing the bacteria that causes it. I’m also curious to see if it will lighten my underarms.  I had an allergic reaction to a new deodorant I decided to try this past summer and want to try the natural route for lightening.  I will keep you guys posted on my results.

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5. Running Shoes

I have been motivating myself to get back on the-good-foot to eating well and exercising.  I have never been much of a runner, but I know how slimming it is and would like to do some slimming and trimming after my recent pregnancy.  I would like to take these Nikes for a spin, again, if I decide to get them I will keep you all posted.

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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