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Anieka’s Beauty Birthday Buys

Anieka’s Beauty Birthday Buys

 Last month I celebrated my birthday—blank stare —and finally accepted the sad truth that, at my age, birthdays are no longer as exciting as they were when I was a child. Nonetheless, the beauty lover in me loves gifting myself. Who doesn’t love the ritual of giddily opening presents you receive in the mail? Doesn’t matter that you already know what’s inside, and that you’re in mid-dispute with Amex over the sketchy coupon code. Doesn’t make it any less magical.

Princess Tiana, clutching my entire wish list and speaking to the beauty gods on my behalf.

Princess Tiana, clutching my entire wish list and speaking to the beauty gods on my behalf.

Anyway, I totally treated myself for my birthday.  Here are a few items I ordered, and am now obsessed with:

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Urban Decay The Electric Palette

Urban Decay had me at the dope packaging! It includes ten insanely vivid high-definition pressed pigments; eight are brand-new shades. This palette just screams FUN, girls. Endless color combos for summer.

 

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Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Pure Hair Oil & Hair Sheen

In my quest to get my hair all the way together, I’d been searching for a light sealant to help retain moisture. After recently launching in Target, Carols Daughter introduced two new products into its Black Vanilla Line. The Black Vanilla Pure Hair Oil makes for a luxurious hot oil treatment, and the Vanilla Hair Sheen replenishes shine (my hair’s crazy dry, I was stunned at the results).

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector

I’ve tried a few dark spot remover creams, but with little success. I almost gave up the fight. However, I do enjoy Aveeno and perked up when I saw their new Targeted Tone Corrector. I have quite a few stubborn dark spots and some pesky hyperpigmentation but may the odds be ever in my favor! Just started using the cream…love the texture, but I’ll check back in about the results.

 

Happy Birthday to moi!

xo,

Anieka

 

xo,

 

Anieka W.

 

 

 

SYB Freebie: Sally Hansen’s Airbrushed Legs

SYB Freebie: Sally Hansen’s Airbrushed Legs

Hi Muchachitas!

Okay, so it’s officially hot-weather season, and everyone in New York is running around half-naked. I love it. It’s my favorite time of year. Itty-bitty rompers and micro minis! Bikinis at rooftop pool parties! Obviously, though, these looks should not be attempted if one’s legs are not on point. This weeks freebie, Sally Hansen’s Airbrushed Legswill make sure that they’re sexed-up and summer ready.

This bronzing spray is glowy, sexy goodness in a can, girls — turning a pretty leg into a fierce one. It covers up uneven skin tone, weird scars, and veins flawlessly and won’t streak. Plus, it’s available in four shades that blend out to flatter any skin tone. Of course, you could lay up in the sun all day and get the same effect, but who’s funding that lifestyle?

Airbrushed Leg Spray is fast, affordable…and possibly yours, because I’m giving away TEN sets! To enter, simply subscribe to SYB and like our FB page. Good Luck ladies!

Oh “BB” You…You Got What I Need!

Oh “BB” You…You Got What I Need!

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Since it seems that the side-chick known as Winter has finally decided to leave the Northeast the hell alone (knocks on wood) and let Spring show-off for a bit, I’ve begun my quest for light coverage alternatives to replace my heavier winter staples.

With the influx of CC and DD creams I thought the BB cream train had left the station a long time ago. How funny is it that Black Radiance is one of the last cosmetic lines to take a stab at the trend (inserts “BP Time” reference). Anywho, I’m a fan of the line, so I was excited to give the BB cream a go. Here I am pre-BB cream:

This hyper-pigmentation is killing me softly, smh

This hyper-pigmentation is killing me softly, smh

 

Black Radiance’s True Complexion BB Cream is simply that. A lightweight cream that is lighter than a foundation but heavier than a tinted moisturizer. With only five color selections I was surprised to find a shade that fit me perfectly! Can you guess my shade? Chocolate (she says in a Randy Watson voice)!

The cream gives a weightless, light-to-medium coverage with a soft, dewy finish.  My acne scars and hyper pigmentation were covered considerably but not completely concealed. The SPF of 15 is great for everyday sun protection — and I love that the dose of sunscreen doesn’t make my skin look chalky. I took this pic with a flash and look nothing like Casper the Friendly Ghost.

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In short? Black Radiance did that! The train came late but I’m so not mad.

xo,

Anieka W.

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