Saturday, December 8, 2018

REVIEW: NeoCell Berry Lemon Super Collagen Powder

Hey everyone! I know, I know... long time no post. Please excuse my absence. I ran into some (very long) technical difficulties with my blog domain, but we are now back in action! Today I am going to be sharing with you my review of NeoCell's Super Collagen Powder. Now I have to be honest and say that I have never used collagen powder before, but I have always been curious. I've heard of all the great benefits, so I was super excited when NeoCell decided to reach out to me  to try their new Berry Lemon Collagen Powder!


THE BENEFITS

Increased Skin Hydration: If you have combination skin like me,  you would be familiar with your skin getting drier in the winter. Adding some collagen to your routine will boost your skin's hydration resulting in firmer healthier-looking skin.

Complex Structural Protein: Now brace yourselves because
 this benefit packs a punch! Not only does complex structural protein maintain strength and flexibility throughout your body, but it also supports your bone and connective tissue health as well as strengthening your hair and nails. If you have been keeping up with me lately you would know that growing my hair out is one of my goals so I'm super excited to see the overall effects that this will have on my kinks and curls.

Provides Amino Acids + Collagen: Collagen supplements are beneficial because a they give your body amino acids which help to replenish the body's collagen supply. As you may (or may not) know we lose collagen as we age, so by adding supplements with collagen into your diet you are able to repair ligament and tendon injuries.


HOW TO USE

It is suggested to take one scoop of the daily dissolved into a glass of water or orange juice (on an empty stomach of course). You could also add this to a cup of coffee, but for me, I enjoy adding this to my morning cup of tea for a boost of energy. The flavor is not too strong yet added to a cup of tea, this will give your cup a little extra kick flavor to get your day started.

IS IT WORTH A TRY?

Absolutely! *inserts praise hands emoji*  The price point is affordable, the taste is just right, and the benefits of are endless.  I am so happy that I have tried it because I now have a really simple way to incorporate collagen into my routine. I would definitely recommend! Thank you once again to NeoCell for partnering with me for this post.  NeoCell's Berry Lemon collagen powder can be purchased HERE!

Also be sure to check them out their Instagram and Twitter!


xoxo, 
Akilah 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cheap Prescription Eyewear | Firmoo Review

For those of you who don't know, I wear glasses 24/7. I've have tried contacts on & off throughout the years, but I always find my self returning to my glasses simply for the ease of them. I love being able to wake up grab my glasses and go about my day. For this reason when Firmoo reached out to me to review a pair of their glasses I was ecstatic. Firmoo Optical is on online retailer that provides eye wear at an affordable price. All of the frames on their website are no more than $39 bucks!



The frames in particular that I chose were these large over sized tortoise gold accented frames. I was a bit skeptical at first thinking that they slightly overwhelmed my face, but they eventually grew on me and I fell in love. While this color I am wearing is not available at the moment here is the exact pair in black. My experience ordering the frames was wonderful. I found what I liked, added my prescription, placed my order and the rest was history. While the shipping does take about 2 weeks I would say that the wait is worth it. These glasses exceeded my expectations and I will be ordering again very soon (ya girl is trying to step her glasses game all the way up)!


I feel that when you are wearing glasses your make should be on point considering the fact that glasses will become the focal point of your face. In my latest video I'm sharing my everyday makeup tutorial for glasses + some very useful tips. I'm also sharing how you you can get your own FREE pair of glasses. Please and don't' forget to like and subscribe to my channel for the latest. Also don't forget to check out Firmoo.com. You won't regret it :)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

January Favorites


Hey everyone! It is been such a long time since I have done this but your girl is back! I have picked up a lot of new things (and some old favorites) that I have want to share. Let's get started!

Victoria Secrets Fantasies Body Sprays
Okay, this defiantely is not only  a January favorite as I have been wearing these fragrances for YEARS. I remember that day that my mom gave me a bottle of Love Potion  back in the 7th grade. It was love at first smell. Ever since a bottle of Love Potion and Pure Seduction are a must for me at all times. These fragrances are nothing short of amazing. I am also loving the new packaging of these fragrances. The pops of color and the chic sleek silhouette are very appealing to the eye.


Shea Moisture African Black Soap
For the past year I have been dealing with lots of hormonal acne. Because it was getting so bad I decided to get a microdermabrasion & extractions (blog post coming soon). I now have quite a few scars and hyperpigmentation on my face. I have always heard that African black soap has many benefits so I decided to see for my self. While the soap improves skin tone, heals problem skin, and much more my favorite property of this soap is the fact that it helps to fade discoloration. And not to mention the soap is very inexpensive. I actually snagged 2 at Walgreens during their BOGO free sales.


Maybelline Fit ME! Matte + Poreless Foundation
This foundation right here is the truth. It has been my go to foundation for quite sometime. What I love most about this foundation is the fact that is lives up to it's name. The foundation is not an extreme matte but it is extremely long lasting with a flawless finish. What else can a girl ask for?


MAC Mineralize Skin Finish
Speaking of a flawless finish this powder has become my favorite. It can be hard to find a powder that does not make you appear cakey, but this one is a winner. If I am going for a natural look I will apply this over a BB cream and be out the door. It is super light and gives me a very natural look.

NYX Butter Gloss
I normally opt for matte lips but as you all know matte lips and cold weather do NOT mix. For this reason I have rekindled my love for lip gloss. I picked these up on a whim when I saw them at CVS for 50% off. The gloss is very pigmented & not overly sticky. They also come in a variety of colors all named after sweet desserts. Pictured here are "Apple Strudel" and "Cherry Cheesecake"


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Year, New Hair


Hey everyone! First and foremost I must say happy new year! I hope your year is off to a great start. To bring in the new year I decided to revisit one of my old looks. Do you remember the time that I created an ombré crochet wig? If not check it out here. It was literally one of my favorite hairstyles of mine in 2015 so I decided to revisit it. Out of curiosity and and urge to switch it up I brought this bad boy back out & decided to revamp it by using flexi rods and to my surprise it turned out pretty good.  Want to see how I achieved the look? Click below!



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Salon Perfect Nails in Minutes: Press on Nails

I have never been a fan of getting my nails done in a salon. In my opinion it can sometimes be a hassle and very expensive. For this reason I have recently fell in love with press ons. Not only are they cheap (the ones pictured are only 1 buck from Dollar General) but there are endless possibilities when it comes to styles.




Check out my quick press on nail tutorial HERE.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

4 Quick & Easy Headwrap/Turban Styles

Fall is finally here and in full effect. While there are many things that I DO love about this season (makeup, fashion, weather, etc.) doing my hair is NOT one of them, lol. For this reason I have fallen in love with headwraps and turbans. For a lazy natural like me it is the perfect protective style, and not to mention it is easy to create many different looks.  Check out how I achieved these looks below and don't forget to subscribe to my channel for the latest.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Travel Diaries: Miami, Florida

Its 10:30 am on September 5th the day before my birthday. I am packed up and quite excited to be going on a much needed get away. My bae and I decided in honor of my special day we would go on a very small road trip to the closest beach about 4 hours away. As he picked me up that Saturday morning he had something bigger in store. With help from mom they both presented me two plane tickets to Miami, one for him and one for myself! Needless to say I was b e y o n d excited (especially since I've never been on an airplane before). After I composed my self and showed my mama and bae with hug and kisses we were out the door and on our way to the airport.


The trip itself was AMAZING. On my previous trip to the Bahamas (check out my Bahamas Travel Diary here) we were not able to visit any of the beaches due to the weather. This time around mother nature was on our side and we were able to enjoy the scenic beaches and explore the city of South Beach.


While walking around and exploring the city was fun, of course since were in Miami we had to do it big. We rented a 2014 Ford Mustang in order to do so and a drop top was oh so necessary. We cruised around the city and enjoyed a low key evening in the heart of Miami for my birthday.


This is by far one of the best birthdays I have ever had. For the past few years I have been unenthusiastic about birthdays. The concept of getting older is a constant reminder of where I want to be in life. It was not until recently that I have realized that birthdays should be celebrated. Not only are you blessed to see another year but I have also realized that you are only as old as you feel. Age is simply a concept. Being in my early 20s is very difficult especially as a recent college grad but I am figuring myself out taking things one day at a time, cherishing everyday and always living in the moment. Living this way will help you feel forever young. Am I where I want to be in life? No. But am I okay with it? Absolutely. I am figuring out myself more and more each day and I am truly blessed to be able to learn and grow for many years to come. For that reason I am celebrating. Heres to another year!

xoxo,

Akilah