For a while now,  I've been trying to figure out whether or not this post should be published. You see, my make-up routine is ridiculously simple and there are so many great articles already on the web that me throwing another into the mix seemed kind of silly. After reading countless posts and watching even more videos about contouring, winged eyeliner and smoky eye shadows, my pitiful routine didn't seem very blog worthy but over the last couple of weeks both in person and on the web quite a bit comments and questions have been aimed at my skin and makeup routine. So I'll tackle my make-up routine below and skin care in the next post. 

1. Face
The only thing that I put on my face is this Simple moisturizer. I haven't worn fountain in almost a year. Can't stand the stuff. Have you ever experienced how awkward it is to hug someone wearing white when you've got a face full of foundation? You tilt you're head at a weird angle to avoid messing them up, then have to clarify,  "Sorry, it's not that you've got  overwhelming body odor, I just dont want to dirty your shirt." When I'm feeling fancy I'll wear this Revlon Primer and a dusting of finishing powder by Black Opal.

2. Eyebrows
Every two or three weeks I'll use a razor blade to shape my eyebrows by defining the arch. An angled brush, eyebrow wax and powder and a clean mascara wand are my tools of choice when it comes to darkening and filling in the brow. I'll also blend a bit of concealer under the brow.

3. Eyes
Two or three times last year I got huge eyeshadow plates as gifts. Unfortunately I only wear the stuff when I want to look extra snazzy.  Most days it's just some smudged eyeliner and a swipe of mascara.

4. Lips
Lip-balm. lip-liner. lipstick. lip-gloss. Some days it's just one and on others it's all four. I've got really dark lips so I stick to reds and purples. Nudes and Pinks? No way. I never wear gloss without a liner or lipstick. It would look like I had fried chicken for lunch and forgot to wipe my mouth. No thank you.

Rather than try to cover up unhealthy skin I've been working on nurturing it. I stick to brands of moisturizer, primer and finishing power that were mentioned above. Absolutely love them. The skin care post coming up is way simpler than this! 

What's your make-up routine like? What products do you use? How long does it take? Do you wear foundation? 

After a week of being tucked away in bed, alternating between watching Law and Order and bingeing on Youtube videos, I spent yesterday in the city, planning to run some errands and do a little window shopping. Ha! This girl ended up doing absolutely nothing but chill in air-conditioned buildings all day. Summer is in full swing y'all! The sun is scorching and the air is hot and heavy. Cool island breezes are practically non existent! You win this round summer, I'll run those errands another day. 

Feeling a bit guilty about hiding from the sun all day we stopped on the way home to wish it goodnight. Is there anything more beautiful than the dying sun? Speaking of dying suns, I came across the nicest quotes a few nights ago, already shared it on Instagram but it's too pretty not to be shared again.

 "Tell me the story of how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breath"

How's your summer going? How do you beat the summer heat?

Hey Lovelies,

I finally took out those crochet braids over the weekend, after almost two months it feels unbelievable good to touch my own hair again. Seriously, I keep fondling my curls, so weird. A really big shocker was how much length the hair retained while under there! I'm not sure how long it is because I don't really measure the hair, the front reaches the tip of my nose!  I do know, that my coils can now be scraped up into a high puff and that my friends, is awesome!

It's been just about 10 months since the sides were last shaved and the top cut. I've been protective styling a lot this year and plan to continue doing that but I miss my hair so badly when it's put away! The protective styles I've done this year are box braids, yarn locs, afro-kinky braids and the crochet fro. The styles stay in for 4-7 weeks then I wear my hair loose for a week before tucking them away again. Also really excited about the fact that my poor edges are finally growing in. High five hair line, we got this!

Just started using Cantu's leaving-in conditioning cream, which my hair loves! Has anyone tried using black soap to cleanse their hair? I'm thinking about testing it out.  Also I'd love to know what you use to give your hair a moisturizing treatment. Sorry if the photo quality is a bit bad didn't have a camera with me so my nexus took these shots.

Hope you're all having a lovely week! What's been up with you lately? I have some catching up to do.

Ps. I'm excited to be  featured over on CherrieAmore . The entire concept of the Dark-skinned girls who rock series is so awesome! Check it if you'd like to learn a teenie bit about this island girl, also make sure to have a peak at the other girls in the series. Thanks so much Cherrie! 

Have a great week guys.