Over the past few years, I’ve been learning how to properly take care of my natural nails. Up until I was 24 years old, I was an avid nail biter. My dad bites his nail, which caused me and my brother to bite ours. However, unlike them, I was able to eventually stop. Take it, it took me a couple of decades, but I did it. Ever since I stopped, I’ve always looked for ways to maintain healthy nails. The first step is knowing everyday nail care is a thing.
To maintain my nails, there are some things that I do everyday to my nails. I believe that these little things attribute to my nails staying strong and healthy.
Despite the record heat, I’ve really enjoyed playing and wearing makeup this summer. I was getting so annoyed looking at all of my makeup being wasted by me not wearing it. I will admit that, for the most part, I was really focusing on my skincare. However, my makeup and I are getting close again and I even carry some of it with me everyday. It’s a great time to do a makeup bag spill and show all the makeup products that I’ve been keeping in my makeup bag this summer.
Keep reading to see my summer makeup bag items.
For the past few months, I’ve been very diligent about not spending money on makeup, because I have enough. Even after I ran out of my holy grail, kind pricey MUFE foundation, I resisted the urge to replenish my stash. Instead, I pulled out all of my foundation and wore those instead. Thankfully, the current foundations I’ve been using are staple ones.
I’ve been saving money and space with these foundations, which is great. Keep reading to see the current foundations I have in rotation.
I have to admit that it’s very upsetting that some of my fellow women of color still don’t use sunscreen. Although skin cancer is more prevalent in Caucasians, the sun is unbiased when it comes to damaging skin. Sunscreen for brown skin is very important.
For the most part, most people of color either think they don’t need sunscreen, which is untrue. Then there are those who don’t wear sunscreen, because it created a white hue that makes them look “ashy”, which is never cute. Luckily, this is no longer an issue. There are sunscreens on the market that protect you from the sun with a the white residue. I have round up some sunscreen options that will work for brown skin tones.
Currently, I’m still going through my phase of saving more money while spending less money. So far, so good. This new personal challenge involves every aspect of my life, including my beauty products. With the exclusion of mandatory needs such as shampoo, I haven’t bought any new make-up and beauty products in a minute. However, there are so many new beauty products out there that I’m low-key dying to try.
Although, at times, I want to try everything, I have to be a good girl. So, I’ve broken it down to 5 beauty products that recently came out or are coming out soon that I’m dying to try. Keep reading to see the ones that made the cut.