Wednesday, July 20, 2016

5 Must Try Summer Hair Styles For Natural Hair

I don't know about you, but I'm constantly thinking of the next hair style to try. Around this time last year, you'll remember that I did a semi big chop and cut my cut my hair. Since then it's grown out tremendously and I've gotten a little bored with it. I love to switch up my hair styles in the summer months because it allows me to explore different, trendy hairstyles that I wouldn't normally try and just blame it on the weather :) Continue reading below to check out the 5 hairstyles I'm currently digging for summer time.

#1 Curly Textured Extensions

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#2 Bun with curly bang

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#3 Faux locs

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#4 Short box braids

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#5 Large cornrows
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Hope you guys enjoyed! Let me know below what summer hairstyles you want to try or tag me in a pic on instagram! @asiliglam

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

5 Makeup Essentials for Your Summer Beauty Regimen

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In every beauty arsenal there are must have products and of course our staple day in, day out products. However, in the summer months our skin tends to change up a bit due to the weather. I've rounded up 5 summer makeup essentials for your beauty regimen.
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Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer
This primer is literally life. I kid you not that life is not the same without it. I just ran out and noticed that my makeup application just isn't the same anymore. This is one of the first beauty products that I've emptied completely in a long time. I found myself using this product more since the summer started. Since I have a bit of oily combination skin, I love a primer that can mattify. This primer provides a smooth even finish and allow's for flawless makeup all day. I just ordered it here!

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
In the summer foundation can often times be a tad bit heavy. Sometimes, all you need is to smooth your skin with a tinted moisturizer. Laura Mercier makes the absolute best tinted moisturizer ever. Like, seriously. I wear the shade walnut and love the finish that it gives. You can even opt for the illuminating moisturizer to take your summer glow up a notch! Get the illuminating moisturizer here or the regular one here.

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Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion
What's summer without bronzer? I love this Makeup Forever bronzer because I also use it as my contour color. It's perfect! It provides just the right luminous glow. You can pick up the bronzer here.

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Mac Gold Deposit Highlighter
Never leave home this summer without your highlight. A light beat can take you a long way especially if you apply the right amount of highlight in the key area's of your face. One of my staple highlighters that I love to bring out in the summer months is Gold Deposit by Mac. It is an essential highlighter shade that all my beauties out there need in their beauty arsenal. Get it here

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NYX Ombre Blush 
Last, but certainly not least, you cannot go wrong with any of the ombre blushes by NYX. I wasn't too familiar with the brand until I received one of their ombre blushes in a beauty gift bag. Ever since then I was hooked! I absolutely love this product! It's the perfect pop of color your face needs during the summer months. You can pick up a plethora of colors here

In the summer months always remember one little mantra "less is more". Once you have the right products for the hottest months of the year you'll be good to go!

What are some summer beauty products you can't live without?

Let me know below or tell me on instagram @asiliglam

Thursday, July 7, 2016

10 Weekend Links

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The fact that the weekend has already rolled around again is astounding! Time is flying and won't slow down for anyone. With that said I hope you lived this week up and accomplished some of your goals. As for me, I'm winding down from a staycation and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Hoping you have a fabulous weekend. Here are 10 links to get you through.
  1. I found the wooden dining chairs I want for a steal. Life is good. 
  2. Looking forward to trying at least one of these Rose cocktail recipes. 
  3. Too much staycationing (yes that's a word) and eating this week. Must try this workout next week.
  4. Because black girls are magic. Thinking of getting this new contour palette by beauty blogger Shayla.
  5. Finally filled my gallery wall with photo's today, but having major gallery wall envy of these inspiration shots.
  6. Loving yourself should be your first priority. This post is giving me all the feels. 
  7. If you're in the northeast this summer, the hudson valley could be a great escape. 
  8. Should I do this to my faux tulip dining table once I get it? Yes, I've decided on this one.
  9. If you aren't asking for more, you're selling yourself short. 
  10. Enough is enough. Our voices will be heard

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SheaMoisture's Weightless Shea Serum Foundation Review

SheaMoisture has done it again and this time it's with a weightless shea serum foundation that makes your skin appear flawless. I played with a few shades but came to the conclusion that "Chestnut" was the perfect one for me in the summer months. It blended beautifully with my beauty blender and I only needed one pump (barely).

Also on my lashes is the SheaMoisture Ultra Curl and Define Mascara

One thing about this foundation is that the consistency is a bit runny almost like a serum but once you  apply it and set it with powder it is beautiful and lasts all day. I applied a thin layer of the foundation and completed my look by highlighting and setting with Sacha Buttercup powder.

This foundation will definitely go on my staple shelf as it's an easy everyday product that you can layer for full coverage or just use for light use. I went for a nice in between beat :)

Hope you guys enjoyed! You can pick up the foundation in your local target or here over at Ulta.

Have you tried SheaMoisture's new foundation? Let me know below! 


Thursday, June 30, 2016

10 Weekend Links

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It’s Thursday evening (#TGIT), which means its Friday Eve, which then means it’s practically the weekend right? Well, I’m looking forward to this weekend especially since we are on the cusp of a long holiday weekend. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with loved ones while we enjoy some good 'ol bbq and backyard fireworks. This week has been a tough one but these links got me through, hopefully you can take a peek at them during this long, relaxing holiday weekend! Happy 4th of July, everyone!

  1. For every girl out there thinking about marriage, here’s what not to do.
  2. I’m on a staycation next week and upset at myself that I didn’t pick one of these places to visit during my time off.
  3. In case you missed the epic speech of the year from Jesse Williams, here it is.
  4. Don’t spend all your extra cash this summer. Here’s how to save a little and have fun.
  5. Because we all know our weekend will be the main broadcast on snapchat feeds, use this guide to try all the secret functions of the app. 
  6. Thinking it’s time to get a dining table for the new apt. obsessing over this set up.
  7. Who doesn’t need another trendy pool float for the weekend?
  8. Because there’s nothing like someone following their dreams.
  9. Thinking it’s time to take my off the shoulder game to next level.
  10. I’m pretty sure my plant is dying, maybe I should get one of these

What's everyone doing to celebrate the 4th this weekend? Let me know below! 



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