The Dark Edit 🌙 🌙 🌙

How are you all doing and feeling this holiday season? I’ve been a bit busy with my PhD and graduate studies planning however I still feel super grateful for so many things in my life. In this part of the two part series I have two recommendations for skincare Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant exfoliator and Elemis…

My Puppy’s (Estrellita’s) Favorites

Pawfume Blue Ribbon Premium Grooming & Finishing Spray – This dog perfume is unisex and has a fresh clean scent. It beats her previous baby powder cologne she used beforehand because this scent is less chemical smelling and it lasts longer. I also have noticed it makes her fur softer too. I purchased the cologne…

Hair Care for Bleached, Blonde & Honey Brown Natural Hair 💜

I recently blenched my hair and dyed it honey blonde-brown to match my hair extensions. I started using purple Shiny Silver Ultra Conditioning Shampoo and I was pleasantly surprised by how soft it made my hair. My natural hair can become very fragile and dry easily and most shampoos even ones made for natural hair…

The Bright Edit

TODAY is a Beautiful day ~ This is the start of a two part series consisting of The Bright Edit & The Dark Edit blog posts. In this post I share reviews of morning related products. Here’s my morning playlist that consist of upbeat songs to sing in the shower and while getting ready. A…

Bay Area Eats Series

Here in another installment of the Bay Area Eats series two restaurants are featured: 14486 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 Sipan Peruvian restaurant is upscale in pricing but family style and humbled in service and atmosphere. We ordered ceviche mixto with sweet potatoes. As my mom says Peruvians do ceviche and chicken the best…

Collagen Beauty Powder

Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen in Strawberry Lemon flavor tastes delicious and it makes my hair and skin softer. The price is $25 and the container lasted me a month and a half. The directions state to use two spoons and mix in water but I typically only added one generous spoon and a half of…

Fenty Beauty Products 🌰

*Pictured above wearing SPF eyeshadow not Fenty, wearing Fenty mascara and setting powder I purchased a box of Fenty goodies in October. I got Pro Filtr Instant Retouch Setting Powder in the shade chestnut, Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl mascara in Cuz I’m Black, Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Beach Bum, the Moroccan Spice…

Revitalizing Face Serum ~ 80s Beauty Resurrection Playlist 🎃 🍁

HAPPY MONDAY! ❤️  I made my first blog playlist devoted to upbeat self-care music. There’s a strong retro wave happening in music right now from American pop to k-pop. I thought an 80s style beauty playlist would perfectly compliment fall leather jacket weather and hydrating skincare recommendations. Here is my Cannabliss Revitalizing Face Serum review:…

Peppermint & Sugar Hair Scrub Review 🍭

Never Salty Hair Scrub is a product from a hair care line created by actress and entrepreneur Taraji B. Henson. I wanted to try this ever since I saw her use it during her Vogue ‘Beauty Secrets’ Get-Unready-with-Me episode. I’m unsure where to start because I adore this product so much. Firstly, the peppermint oil…