hey y’all! I’m Jas and I luv all things beauty! 🥰💖 YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvhEaVXllRKDuBYO7nf1yg 💖
Worth it? UOMA Beauty Concealer + Contour Stick
UOMA Beauty Concealer and Contour Stick are very popular (at least in the makeup circles that I follow). UOMA Beauty in general has garnered a lot of attention, and, I finally got around to trying some products out. So, for these two products, I’m going to answer: are they worth it? Answer is: YES YES AND YES!!!!! These two products are amazingggg. First, the concealer UOMA BEAUTY - Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer has a beautiful consistency that brightens and conceals without looking cakey. Retailing for $25, I think you get a BANG for your buck with this product. And this is coming from someone who has never spent more than $10 on a concealer 😂 Second, the contour stick UOMA BEAUTY - Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer is a wonderful product that gives nice 2-in-1 action. I adore anything that is a multi tasker because I am constantly on the go and, well, late, haha. It’s simple to use, and they have a wide range of shades for a wide range of skin tones. UOMA Beauty in general has done a great job with their shade ranges, and the quality of their products is unbelievable. And that’s on beautifully Black and Woman owned baby 💃🏾 Final thoughts: I highly suggest these two products. I use the “bronze venus” shade for the concealer and the contour stick. If you are someone who is commonly left out for makeup selections in contour products and high quality concealer products, this is definitely a dynamic duo to give a try. Happy makeup hunting and thank you for reading ! ❤️
UOMA BEAUTY-Double Take Contour Stick
Getting Graphic with the Grinch!
I used liners from this collection: #Glam Vice - Candy Bundle - 8 Retro Liners + Liner Brush 001[products]#[FiveStars] in the shades “moonwalk” and “fringe” I loveeee graphic liners these days. You can get such unique looks with them, and they can make any look pop. As you can see, I had a bit of fun creating a grinch inspired makeup look using them. I like using graphic liners because you can really control how they come out. Since it’s almost like painting in a way, you can get very creative with designs, combinations, and such. I also love using non traditional eyeliner colors as of late. If you’re looking to try graphic liners, I would suggest this brand. They have awesome bundles that include a brush, or, you can buy the liners individually. These are very easy to use with the brush, are water activated so no mess, and don’t take much to produce a great result.
90s Inspired Lip with Coloured Raine Cosmetics
Simple 90s inspired lip to match my ultra matte base! I used COLOURED RAINE - Limited Edition COLOURED RAINE x POWER Matte Lipstick in “implicated” for the lighter, pink shade and COLOURED RAINE - Safari Raine Lipstick Limited Edition in “huntress” for the brown shade Coloured Raine has some of the best lip products out there. If you take a look at their website, they have soooo many options - from different finishes (matte, glossy, satin, sheer, velvet, glittery, etc) to all kinds of colors. There’s something for everyone! My thoughts on these lipsticks: they are buttery and smooth, and have a very nice semi matte finish. They don’t dry the lips out, and they stay on pretty well! They’re not 100% smudge proof, as they are not a true matte, but that is personally not a problem for me, as I don’t enjoy the dryness of matte lipsticks all the time. 10/10 would recommend 🎉
COLOURED RAINE-Limited Edition COLOURED RAINE x POWER Matte Lipstick
This mask is A-mask-ing.. haha.. ha 😂
Hope you enjoyed a lil terrible humor moment. Now, for the mask, the bliss - Mighty Marshmallow Mask , i absolutely love it, point blank period. This mask contains marshmallow root extract, vitamin c blend, olive leaf extract, lime, lemon, pine, and eucalyptus oils, and zinc pca. The specific benefits of each can be found on the product description on their website. Basically, all of these ingredients come together to hydrate, prevent dullness, combat uneven skin tone, reduce excess oil, and calm. Right up my alley i would say! As someone with oily skin, dark marks, uneven skin tone, i gravitate towards masks like this. And honestly, if you’ve been on the journey to find a good mask, you’ll run into a lot of “hoopla” a lot of talkers with no bite. But this one does what is says it will do! (For me at least) After every use, my skin feels so smooth and hydrated. And the scent is very subtle but super relaxing. The consistency of the mask is so smooth and buttery which I love, and it doesn’t dry your skin down like some masks do. I also appeared less oily after using, and throughout the day, did not produce as much oil as usual. Finally, my skin does appear more radiant and “awake” after I use. In terms of uneven skin tone, i will review that aspect later. I have only used the mask for about a week consistently, so I don’t have concrete answers on that one just yet. I do see increased smoothness in my skin, but that could be the placebo effect, we shall see. Final thoughts: i would definitely recommend this mask! If you are into masks, this is a great, non intensive mask to consider adding to your collection. It is soft as a marshmallow, has a beautifully subtle scent, and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Thanks for reading! 💖💖 i hope this helps you in your skin journey - Jas
bliss-Mighty Marshmallow Mask
BlackGirlSunscreen is THAT GIRL
BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 is my FAVORITE daily sunscreen right now and that is because the quality is UNMATCHED! Specifically For my melanated beauties, this sunscreen is wonderful because it does not leave an unnatractive white sheen like most sunscreens do. An of course, it can be used for anyone, I just wanted to point this out because finding a sunscreen when you have a darker skin tone Can be a little tricky! This Christmas, I decided to gift my family the gift of soft, moisturized, protected skin. Hence, the three bottles haha. Final Thoughts: This sunscreen has found a repeat customer for sure. I highly recommend it as a daily sunscreen to be applied after your skincare routine. It’s moisturizing without being greasy (big one for me because I have oily skin), it is sheer, and it leaves skin with a beautifully radiant glow ✨
BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN-Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
3a/3b/3c Wash n Go with Kinky Curly Products!
Kinky Curly’s Kinky-Curly - Knot Today, Natural Leave In / Detangler and Kinky-Curly - Original Curling Custard, Natural Styling Gel never let me down! This is one of my favorite combos for a great, moisturized, and crunch free voluminous wash n go. After using it, my hair feels light, I don’t get a lot of residue like other gel and conditioner combinations, and the hold is very soft yet still maintains the style well throughout the week. A big part of why I love kinky curly is their use of natural ingredients that are great for those with sensitive and itchy scalps. Before discovering Kinky Curly, I realized my scalp was always irritated! I didn’t realize that the products I used, and their ingredients could have a large play in this. So, I researched hair care ingredients for those with sensitive scalps, and a few that stood out to me were: marshmallow root, lemongrass, horsetail, chamomile, and aloe Vera. And guess what, if you look at the ingredient list of these products, that’s what you’ll see! (And a few more!) Final thoughts: I switch up my leave in conditioners between a few brands that I like, so I’m probably going to jump around as usual, but this is a great conditioner for sure. I do wish it came in a bigger bottle though, because I have a lot of hair and use a lot of it. As for the gel, even though it comes in a small (for me) 8oz jar as well, I am staying with this one. Too many gels out there have failed me, and caused my head to feel like it’s on fire. It’s a keeper for sure! Thank you for watching and reading, I hope this helps in anyone’s natural Afro hair care journey! 💖💖 What are some of your favorite products for wash n go’s? Lmk in the comments! 💃🏾
Kinky-Curly- Knot Today, Natural Leave In / Detangler
Firming Sheet Mask ? 🤩
Y’all know I’m a sucker for results. So when I purchased this THE OOZOO - Fresh Capsule Mask Cocoon Silk from Ulta I was shooketh. Sunday’s for me is about relaxation and preparing for my week, so a great sheet mask is top of the list. I popped the capsule (which was the most exciting part for me) and a gush of serum seeped into the mask. The brand says they do this to keep the preservatives in the mask fresh and it’s honestly the coolest idea ever. I have the firming mask, because it’s never to late to prevent early wrinkles and IT WORKS. What’s in it?: ✨Silk Amino Acids: this baby is loaded with 18 different types. They all boost moisture and help water retention. ✨Hyaluronic Acid: the GOAT of replenishing facial moisture ✨Collagen: a great answer for supple soft skin and wrinkles Ok, I popped the capsule massaged the mask (as instructed) to allow the penetration of the solution in the mask fibers. I then applied to cleansed and toned skin and left it on for 20 mins. Once the time was up, I massaged the rest into my skin and followed with my usual daytime serums! My skin is soooo soft and supple and immediately I noticed that my tired skin was awakened and firmer. These babies are $3-4. I got mines on sale for $1. I will definitely be purchasing more as my stash is running low. Do you sheet mask?
THE OOZOO-Fresh Capsule Mask Cocoon Silk
GLASS SKIN TUTORIAL
Check out my IG: @modern_millennial_girl for more makeup tutorials! Product details: FACE @toofaced Hangover Hydrating Serum @elfcosmetics Luminous Putty Primer @anastasiabeverlyhills Luminous Foundation in 480C @loreal Infallible Pro Glow Concealer in Creme Cafe @lagirl Pro Concealer in Dark Cocoa @aestheticacosmetics Contour Series Powder in Tan to Dark @rimmellondonus Stay Matte Powder @catricecosmetics Illuminating Dewy Glow Fixing Spray CHEEKS @ofracosmetics highlighter in Rodeo Drive @artistcouture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati @notecosmetics Luminous Silk Blush in Desert Rose EYES @acebeaute Grandiose Palette @ardellbeauty 3D Faux Mink Lashes LIPS @colourpopcosmetics Lip Liner in CRTL @hudabeauty Demi Matte Lippie in Day Slayer @bhcosmetics So Extra Lip Gloss in Gem
slugging: yay or nay?
SLUGGING 🐌 sounds gross. I KNOW. before doing your research, do not click on the urban dictionary’s definition. their definition of slugging is, “slugging is the act of rubbing vaseline all over the front of your naked body, then sliding around like a slug on your kitchen floor (or any floor where it is possible to slide.)” LET’S NOTTTTTT listen to urban dictionary. 😂 slugging, is a kbeauty trend, where after completing your normal night time skincare routine (double-cleansing, toner, essences, serums, + whatever else you use at night), you apply a THICCCCCCC, substantial layer of vaseline or cerave healing ointment treatment (in place of moisturizer) onto your face before you go to bed. this is done to seal in moisture for maximum hydration. i have very oily, acne-prone skin, so the thought of applying VASELINE to my face made me spazz out. just last week, i would have never done such a thing like this... but you know, the internet makes you do crazy things. the morning after first application- no joke, before going to bed, i felt like a slimy slug. i kept thinking, “i feel SO bad for my poor pillowcase.” but surprise! when i woke up the next morning, i noticed that my skin miraculously absorbed “the slug”. my skin felt baby booty soft. the second time slugging- as the night before, i woke up with my skin feeling veryyyy smooth. however, this time, i noticed a difference. my skin appeared brighter and more vibrant. moral of the story: if you want to wake up looking like a dewy bad b, then BE THE SLUG!!!!!!
The Best Makeup Look Is Blush—Just Blush
In the past few months, I have observed that one of the makeup trends in 2020 is to apply tons of bright pink blush that far exceed normal levels. I suddenly learned the secret of why models’ skin glows so charming. These pinks really make people look very young and energetic. The pics are mainly from fashion media such as Vogue & IG.
Congested skin - just finished accutane!
Hi all! I’ve had acne my WHOLE life. I’ve always had super oily skin. It used to be much worse, but now it’s not as intense. I’ve had my fair share of hormonal breakouts, blackheads, and cystic acne. You name it, I’ve had it. I just finished accutane, which didn’t do much. That being said, my main issue is CONGESTION. I cannot achieve smooth skin for the life of me. Microdermabrasion didn’t do anything for my skin. I’ve just started using HOLI FROG - Shasta AHA Refining Acid Washas my face wash. Additionally, I’ve been using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I recently decided to try The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solutionand DERMA•E - Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer I’ve used retinol topicals. I even went for microneedling. What am I missing? Oh, and I just bought The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Who can help me clear this congestion?
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Keep It Simple!Best Black Nail Art
For such a small canvas, nails can get pretty elaborate with the funkiest designs. There's certainly nothing wrong with an over-the-top mani, but minimalist nail art proves the less is more theory can win from time to time. Opting for simple nails is one of the easiest ways to embrace minimalism. Proving just as swoon-worthy as sophisticated works of art, combinations of lines, dots, and geometric shapes make for the most stunning set of claws. Plus, the subtlety of it all means your nails will complement any ensemble in the most delicately, beautiful way. To nail art junkies, a hand full of 3D embellishments, bright colors, and realistic artwork will always have its allure. However, a micro design can instantly transform a blank space into a masterpiece worthy of hanging in a contemporary art museum.