Category Archives: Beauty

Makeup for Beginners: 5 EASY Tricks I Learned at the MAC Makeup Counter

I have a lot of skin discoloration, so I started wearing foundation in high school to even out my complexion. Even though I’ve been wearing makeup every day since I was a teenager, I’m definitely a beginner.

I want to improve my techniques so I went to the MAC Makeup studio here in NYC. I spent time hanging out with MAC Makeup artist named Kallie I learned so much from her…

How to Prevent Chub Rub this Summer

I can remember the first time I walked into a CVS drug store and found Monistat® Chafing Relief Powder Gel® in the feminine care aisle. I rushed back to my apartment, slid my shapewear shorts off from under my dress and applied the powder gel to my inner thighs under my dress. Walking around from my bedroom to my kitchen I squealed with delight— my life had just changed. Monistat® Chafing Relief Powder Gel® has been a summer staple for me ever since. I brought it along with me for a travel adventure to Miami with my bff, Chastity from GarnerStyle. Do you have any summer adventures planned yet? Here are a few ways I used Monistat® Chafing Relief Powder Gel®…

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I’m Traveling the World with Secret

I’m proud to say that I’ve visited three different countries in 2017 so far. I’ve been to Cuba, The Bahamas and… I’m writing this blog post from Nigeria! Even though I was born in California, my family is Nigerian and I haven’t been home since I was ten years old. I can’t explain how much it means to me that I’m here right now. Don’t worry, I’ll have a full travel recap for you when I’m back in a few weeks. One of the things that Cuba, The Bahamas and Nigeria have in common is the weather… it is H-O-T and air conditioning isn’t really a thing. For me, being hot and sweaty isn’t really a thing… So, what’s a…

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What’s in my Bag? Memorial Day Edition

What are you doing for Memorial Day? One of my friends is having an epic cookout in Philadelphia this weekend, so there’s a turkey burger with my name on it! Of course, I’m already planning my outfits and this summer I’m all about stay cool, chic and sweet. I’m all about pulling together simple combinations of products and accessories so that I feel fabulous all day even if I’m in the summer heat for long periods of time. So, today I’ve got some outfit inspiration for you along with the items I keep in my bag to keep my look fresh all summer long. Here’s what’s in my bag: Memorial Day Edition… What’s in my Bag: My favorite Lippie (or…

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5 Easy Hot Weather Beauty Hacks

I’ve been lucky enough to escape to warmer climates during this extra long winter. While I was in Cuba and The Bahamas I took time out to put my favorite hot weather beauty hacks into practice. I use five easy hot weather beauty hacks when I’m in hot weather and they keep me feeling fresh and flawless. Here they are: Get Fresh & Stay Fresh When I take my shower in the morning, I use my favorite shower products and lotions, but there are two special things I always do. I lather up with exfoliating gloves. I exfoliate to remove dead cells from my skin’s surface so my skin is soft and looks better. Exfoliating also prevents clogged pores and acne. I…

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Review & Giveaway

Can I make a little confession? One of my favorite things to do on a Friday night is test out new beauty products (nail polish, hair settings, paper masks, etc.) it’s a fun way for me to decompress from the week and feel pretty in the process. I want to get better about sharing the products I’m testing on the blog (instead of just on snapchat). So, when Neutrogena sent me a jar of their Rapid Wrinkle Repair cream, I jumped at the chance to review it… and do a giveaway. Keep reading for details! What is Retinol? If you’re a skincare junkie (or watch a lot of commercials) you’ve probably heard the word “retinol” recently. Retinol is also known as…

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Fresh & Flawless Holiday Drug Store Beauty Haul

I just had my first whirlwind day where I left for meetings in the morning and came back home late at night after a holiday party. I’m happy to say that I arrived home feeling fresh and flawless thanks to my arsenal of beauty products that I found at CVS. If you’re new here, let me bring you up to speed, I’m obsessed with CVS! Before I forget, are you part of the CVS Beauty Club? I got a 10% off shopping pass when I joined along with some other cool coupons. If you see some things in this post that you want to try, make sure you join the club to save on your purchases. Okay let’s talk about…

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