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Hello beauties,

Can I just say that I’m in love with my @wooshbeauty products?  This Fold Out Face palette makes my makeup routine so much easier, and I achieve this fresh look in less than 15 minutes. For a girl like me who is not really big on makeup and hate spending a lot of time trying to beat her face, this is a life saver. It comes with daily routine instructions too, and I can’t complain. What do you think? Do you like this everyday natural look that I achieved with this palette? 

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Thank you so much for reading and have a great start to the week! 

XOXO, 

Edwige 

 

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Last weekend, as we were “forced” to stay home because of the snow storms, I took advantage and indulged myself in a home spa with the beauty products in my Naked Sugars Mi Tyme Subscription Box! Oh my god, it was so much needed! I absolutely love all the products in this box. The Vanilla Buttercream Solid Bar smells divine! The Cinnamon and Citrine Wellness candle was a mood setter! it added a sweet and warm feeling to my quiet time! I love that they are infused with crushed natural amethyst crystal and organic essential oils. The Oatmeal Milk And Honey Bar was very moisturizing and the Naked Sugars Mi Tyme Body Scrub let my body feeling soft and fresh!  

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Mothers Day is coming quick! Treat yourself to a nice pampering time; and If you are looking for that special gift for that special person, look no further! Naked Sugars‘ perfectly curated “Mi Tyme” subscription box got you covered. You don’t need to take her to the spa and spend a whole lot of money, not that she doesn’t deserve it, but if you can bring “spa” to her, in the comfort of her own home and bathroom, with the fraction of the cost, why wouldn’t you!? Wink Wink! 

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Self care is not a selfish act. In fact, self care should be our top priority. The Naked Sugars monthly Subscription Box might just be what you need to keep you sane after all the busyness of life. You deserve it! You owe it to yourselves, ladies! Gents, you owe it to her! 😉

Learn more about this pampering box here

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***This subscription box was sent to me in exchange of an honest review, but all opinions are 100% mine. 

Lots of love, 

Edwige 

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Soft-and-moisturized-skin-careFor living in Minnesota for over a decade now, I’ve come to make peace with the idea that Winter will always be what is, for us Minnesotan, bitter Cold, freezing and harsh on our skin! That’s why, if you live in Minnesota (or in the midwest), upping your beauty game during this time of year to have a moisturized, well-hydrated, soft and supple skin is a MUST! That’s the reason why I have teamed up with Olay to join their Winter Skin Challenge – And I think you should too 🙂 

All you need to do, is use the Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus to achieve your softest, most moisturized, and most hydrated skin all winter. 

Having a beautiful skin that looks and feels great in winter isn’t impossible; and to achieve this baby-soft skin we all yearn for, I have been using my Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus religiously, but just one use was enough for me to notice a more radiant, and more moisturized skin. These luxurious body washes have made shower times “pampering sessions” for me, and it’s a real struggle trying to keep the kids’ hands off em. Oh, and isn’t it lovely when your significant other love the smell of a body wash you’re using and compliment you on it!?  (The opposite does happen too, unfortunately… Ugh) 

Olay-moisture-ribbons-Plus The scents are divine and it’s a total bonus that they are therapeutic. They are formulated with a deep conditioning ingredients that includes Shea butter which is a great cleansing and moisturizing ingredient, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth as soon as you leave the shower. I usually use the Comforting Lavender scent in the evening. It is so delightful going to bed with baby soft and smooth skin with a a relaxing and comforting aromatherapeutic scent. The Olay Moisturize Ribbons Plus also comes in Manuka Honey, which smells so good and refreshing and is indulgent and rich with every wash. This scent has quickly become my favorite, plus we all know the amazing benefits honey has on skin.

Winter-skin-and-beauty-careIn all honesty, I have never been disappointed with any of the Olay products I’ve used in the past; and the Olay Moisturize Ribbons Plus is another successful launch of the brand! I’m thrilled to be part of this challenge as the Olay Moisture Ribbons plus is doing wonders to my skin.

Would you like to have a noticeable soft and more moisturized skin at just one use? Get the exact same products I’m using HERE or HERE now, and join me in the Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus Winter Skin Challenge! 😉

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Top-black-beauty-bloggersHello loves!

The weather may feel like we are still in summer, but Fall is definitely here! When you think “Fall”, do you happen to think about skin care especially for your face? I know there’s no definite season when you should take serious care of your skin, but for me, I feel like with winter around the corner, I have to put in the extra work! The dry and cold air in the Midwest is just too harsh not to think about protecting your skin. I have tried a few skin care products from drugstores to the brand names and I can say that I came to understand a few things about skin care routine.

 

  • Cleansing: Cleansing is a very important part of your skin care routing. Did your mom yell at you countless times to wash your face everyday?  Mom was right! Washing your face is critical for a healthy and good looking skin. It helps eliminate waste and toxins. Find a great face cleanser that will not dry out your face and help support its regularity. – Take a look at some cleansers below.

 

 

  • Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!  Even when you have an oily to combination skin you still have to keep your skin moisturized! Find a good moisturizer, possibly with SPF for daytime and apply on your face daily. You can also have a night time moisturizer or serum. A good night moisturizer or serum will hydrate and reveal natural radiance in the morning.

 

 

  • Exfoliating: Exfoliating your skin will take you a long way; and your skin will thank you for it. You want to remove the dead skin on your face at least once a week.

 

  • Hydrating: I know you’ve heard this many times, but yes, your skin needs to be hydrated! Drinking a good amount of good old dear water is the best and most efficient way to keep your skin always hydrated; and drinking water doesn’t have to be “painful” anymore. You can opt for fruits or herbs-unfused water to make it more bearable if you’re not a big fan of plain Jane water. 🙂 Another way to keep your skin fresh and hydrated is spraying facial water on your face when needed.

 

  • Face Mask: From pore-cleansing clay masks that lift oil and impurities to super-hydrating sheet masks that flood skin with essential moisture, face masks are an essential part of your beauty regimen and  each treatment can reveal a healthy and glowing complexion.

  •  Sunscreen: Sunscreen is not optional. This is a myth in the black community; and I hope everyone gets to know and understand that black or not, sunscreen is very important for the ultimate health of the skin. Let’s educate ourselves on the matter. –  Experts say even in colder seasons, we need to protect our skin against the Ultra Violet rays which can be pretty harmful even when the sun is not out.

    Well, I hope you take something away from this post. Stock up on your favorite moisturizers, and drink up! 

    What are  your favorite Fall beauty staples, and what skin care routine do you adopt ? Do share.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

     

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We’ve heard and read countless times how important it is to watch what we put in our mouth. As the saying goes, you are what you eat but, what about the products we put on our body or on our face? Reality is, this beauty industry is highly unregulated. These beauty companies use ingredients and raw materials with no regulations, review, or approvals from the government. Yes, there’s a minimal approval process, but with all the chemicals in those products which are absorbed by our body and which subsequently do us more harm than good, we need more than just a minuscule level approval.

The fact is, we as consumers need to take the matter in our own hands, and do our own research on the toxic beauty ingredients to avoid for example. We need to read labels on our products as much as we do for the food we eat… We need to educate ourselves and take proper actions! That’s one way we can  take care of this one body that we have. It’s not as difficult as it sounds. Check out the quiz below; it will help you to getting started.

Think about your health, and how you love to invest time and money on the things you love. This is as important, if not, more important! Take the quiz now and educate yourself! 

 

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About Health IQ’s Learn About Life Campaign:

Learn About Life is a health-education campaign, with the goal of driving more people to learn something new about their health.  To accomplish this goal, Health IQ has partnered with a select group of nonprofits and bloggers to produce and promote thousands of health related quizzes.  If you’re a nonprofit or blogger and want to learn about how you can support this campaign, email cleo.kirkland@healthiq.com with subject line “Learn About Life…I’m In”

 

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