May Favorites!

With summer fastly approaching everyone is trying to get that "GLO" and it's all about the "GLO UP". A must have for my summer glow is dry body oils! A couple of squirts and you have instant glow! Fast absorbing, non-sticky glow too! Don't get caught slipping! Literally! Watch where you spray this stuff, if on tile things can get slippery. I learned the hard way! I give this product 5 out of 5 Afro puffs on my BGF (brown girl friendly) scale.

My go to pallet for the summer is from Anastasia Beverly Hills; Artist Palette. Feel like an instant makeup artist with the palette that can take you into day or night, and packed with neutrals and colors! This product is definitely BGF with mattes and shimmers that are pigmented on any shade of brown! With a reasonable price tag of $30 you'll easily get all your coins worth out of this one. 
4 out of 5 Afro puffs for Anastasia! Ladies the hype is real. 

So this month I added something to my makeup regimen and it has changed the game up for me. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops! So check me out, you can take your favorite moisturizer, primer, and 3 drops of these and BAM! You've just created your own custom foundation! The science behind it is that these drops are pure pigment and are designed to allow you to customize the level of coverage you want to achieve. I'm a full beat, all day kind of girl so I add it to my existing foundation (Revlon Colorstay; we'll delve into them another time) for flawless finish! With 25 shades in the range, I give it 4 out of 5 Afro puffs on the BGF scale. It's missing one puff because you do go through that moment of what is a good mix for me? Once you figure it out though, it's all flawless from there. Below are a couple of my mixes that work for me! 

Revlon Colorstay Cappuccino + 3 drops = Full coverage 

Neutrogena Hydroboost Moisturizer + Becca Ever Matte Poreless Primer + 2 drops = Tinted Moisturizer 

Coola Classic Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 + Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer + 2 drops = Workout/FL sun ready tinted moisturizer/sunscreen 


My favorite brush sets have to be Sonia Kashuk for Target! Her latest collection "Art of Beauty" is a wonderful set that comes fully equipped with all your brushes to accentuate, blend and contour. Not to mention they are so pretty! 5 out of 5 Afro puffs! 

For months I've been trying to perfect my winged eyeliner and it's been fail after fail. But I finally got it down pact with this product here, NYX Matte Black Liquid Liner! It has the ideal brush for winged liner and dries down matte for all day wear! 5 out of 5 Afro puffs! 

My last favorite is for the foodies out there. Living so close to a Trader Joes has made me a mix up queen! I'm always finding combinations that just go together. One of the things that go together at Trader Joes is the "Fig & Olive crisps" and the "Crottin Goat Cheese Trio". This right here is the truth! I think I'll start a series of things that go together on the blog. Tell me what you think in the comments below! See you next month!