Monday, August 22, 2016

Currently Obsessing Over Fresh Skincare Products

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to attend a Fresh Skincare event celebrating the launch of their new Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask and also toast to their 25th Birthday. The event was incredible to say the least and really got me excited about the brand and all the innovative products they offer.

At the end of the event all the guests went home with a generous gift box filled with Fresh Skincare fav's. I recently got some time to finally check out some of the products and I seriously don't know what took me so long (I was missing out)! I actually created a little regime using about 6 of the products and I absolutely loved the result. I used the cleanse, mask, moisturize method &  my skin was left looking dewing and super soft. I can only imagine the long term results as I continue to use the products daily.

1. Soy Face Cleanser
An extra-gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup.

2. Rose Face Mask
A unique gel formula infused with real rose petals and pure rosewater that hydrates and tones the complexion.

3. Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner
A purifying toner that absorbs excess oil and softens the skin while minimizing the look of pores.

4. Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
A universal daily moisturizer formulated with a proprietary Super 7 Complex that’s proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture.

5Creme Ancienne Eye Cream
A precious eye treatment proven to visibly reduce the signs of aging, diminish puffiness, and provide supreme nourishment.

6. Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum 
An age-delay treatment that smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing a firmer, luminous look.

Have you tried any of the Fresh Skincare Products? If so, let me know which one below! 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

5 Makeup Tools You Must Have

Source: Anthropologie

Whether you're just starting out to experiment with makeup or you're a pro there are always essential makeup tools that you will absolutely need. My list below speaks to my top 5 that I can't live without. Some you might be familiar with and other's you might wonder why you never tried before.


1. Beauty Blender
All hail the queen of makeup tools. Beauty Blenders hopped on the scene and have been the must have items ever since. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and really are the quintessential makeup tools that you must have. I have the large pink one and obsess over it. I've recommended it to everyone I know because it truly makes a world of difference in makeup application. I especially like it for blending my liquid foundation and creamy concealers. It takes flawless application to whole need level. You can always get the knock off's but there's just something so special about the real thing. Splurge a little, love!


2. Oversized Powder Brush
I've probably had the same oversized powder brush for the past 4 years, like seriously. I love a soft, dense powder brush because not only is it good coverage but it provides a beautiful finish. I believe my current brush was from a beauty brand called Lisi Cosmetics, but you can get a good oversized powder brush from anywhere, try Sephora's brand.


3. Blending Shadow Brush
A small blending shadow brush is a must have simply because who doesn't want beautifully applied eye shadow at all times? I love blending colors and harsh lines are not cute, so get yourself a quality blending shadow brush and you'll be set.


4. Blush Brush
I love my blush brush, and like my powder brush, I've had this one for years as well. The way it applies blush is amazing! I love that it goes on smooth and a little at a time. It give you the control when applying the product. My blush brush is from mac, but again you can use any store brand that's soft and not too big.


5. Brow Brush
Brow tools are critical and once you find a good one there's no going back. The good news about brow tools is that you don't need the most expensive one for good application. Believe it or not my favorite brow tool is the end of an empty Maybelline brow pencil. I love the tiny comb on the end and my brows come out perfect every time. Whether you decide to go with my favorite tool or not, ensure that you have a bomb brow brush or comb in your makeup arsenal at all times.

What makeup tools can you not live without? Let me know below or snap me @asiliglam.



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 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

Photo Source olaj_arel
#5 Large cornrows
Photo Source fresh lengths

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

Source: Sarah Feingold

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


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