5 Minute Face…

5 Min Face

Looks like I woke up late…again! I don’t have time to pull out every palette I own to decide what color combo will be best with my outfit; I’ve got to cut to the chase! I know I’m not alone in this scenario…so how do we beauties pare down our routine without looking bare? I’m here to help ladies…

1. 1 word: moisturize! Once you wash & tone your face make sure to moisturize your face and neck. The last thing you want is have dry skin issues on a bare day!

I'm currently using Walmart's version of CeraVe.

I’m currently using Walmart’s version of CeraVe.

2. We’re paring down your normal routine down to the bare necessities so we’re not wearing foundation today. If you have any blemishes you’d like to cover take your concealer and dab it on the blemishes and blend. From here cover it with a power and dust  the rest of your face as well. I like MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural just because it has a little bit of coverage without looking “powdery”.

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3. Keep your eye makeup fresh & neat. I fill in my brows and line my top lids thinly with a black pencil. I then line my water line with a brightener pencil and layer a couple coats of mascara. This will help me look bright-eyed and ready for the day.

Keeping the eyes simple. Cover Girl brow pencil, Lancome Eye Pencil, and YSL Mascara

Keeping the eyes simple. Cover Girl brow pencil, Lancome Eye Pencil, and YSL Mascara

4. For me most days I just put on lipgloss from here & I’m out the door but you could also add a soft cream blush as well if you have the time.

We all have these days, we just have do the best we can and hopefully do better next time.

Hope this helps!

XOXO

Brittani

Friday Night Hair Review

Hi Lovelies,

Hope everyone’s doing great. So today we’re talking about hair; and BOY did I get some Hair! So today I’m going to tell you guys about a hair that I bought from Friday Night Company about a week ago; I haven’t had the hair long but in the course of the week it’s already survived a myriad of situations so I’ll do a mini-review of how it’s holding up as well.
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So, like I said I bought this wig from Friday Night Hair in Style GLS08 Ombre. I’ve never bought hair from this company but after scouring YouTube I decided to try them out after seeing a few reviews done by phillyzjampoet (She has AWESOME wig reviews and she along with my best friend really put me on to using them as a protective style).
Cap construction

Cap construction

This is a synthetic hair wig with a length of 24 inches. As you can see this is a lace front wig with about 2, 2.5in of parting space. It has 3 combs; 2 in the front and one in the back. The hair has a natural wave pattern.
So, what do I think about the hair? Like all things there are pros and cons, but overall I really like it! I’ve never worn a loose-patterned wig before (I usually only wear curlier styles) so getting used to it was a little different. I originally bought the wig for my best friend’s wedding, so I kept all of the length for that event. The major issue I’ve had to work out was  ensuring that the tracks in the back stay covered. I’m not sure if that’s an issue of the construction of this wig specifically or if it’s the difference between fuller, curlier styles. I did end up cutting some of the length (maybe 2-3 in) and that really helped. There hasn’t been much shedding and detangling it isn’t difficult as long as you exercise good wig maintenance.
Have you guys tried this wig company or other online wig hair companies? What did you think about them. This was my first online wig buy and now I’m trying to find other companies that make good wigs or provide great hair.
XOXO
Brittani

The Confidence Code

Ok so before I get on to the fun stuff I just a small managerial note I want to make to you guys. First off I want to thank you all for  following me and showing interest in the things that I’m interested in; I feel like I’m simply gaining new friends in diverse places :-). So, to help you, help me, help you, I’m going to start posting every Thursday. That way it will be easier for you to know when to expect something from me and it help keep me on a definite schedule. No more hap-hazard posts, lol! Thanks guys for reading & supporting and remember every Thursday!

Ok, now that that’s out-of-the-way I wanted to talk to you guys about a book that I recently finished that really challenged the way that I thought about things, as a girl. With the campaigns like #BanBossy and #LikeAGirl the question is sweeping the nation: what are we really teaching our girls? Are we teaching them to be confident and strong or to feel inadequate and unsure of their abilities? The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, addresses these questions.

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I’m not going to give an in-depth synopsis of their research, but I am going to delve into what I learned and those stories touched me. One common thread within all of the anecdotes was that everyone constantly had this fear of being wrong or being disliked. I, and I’m sure many of you, grapple with this dilemma. But why and why is this not something that men worry about?

After asking myself those questions along with many others, I discovered that the majority of my worries derive from my concerns of what other people think about my decisions.  After reading this and seeing that this that this is a common thread that all women go through and eventually have to overcome for success, I felt a shift in my thinking in this area. I don’t have to agree with my “default settings” so to speak.

The only person who has to live with your choices is you, and if you don’t make them, there’s always someone ready to make them for you. Be bold and be confident on your gifts. Make a decision; the worst that can happen is that you’ll be wrong (and it’s not the end of the world).

I don’t know if you all like blogs like this…I don’t do them often. But let me know if do you or do not like them. Have you read the book? Tell me in a comment below what your takeaways were. Haven’t read the book? Share with me your thoughts on confidence (and go read the book).

Much Love,

XOXO Brittani