“Face with Fenty Beauty”

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Hi Beautifuls, see how I give FACE with Fenty Beauty by Rhianna!!!  Full review coming soon.

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Small Business Spotlight: Maurte’ Cosmetics

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Hello, I know it has been a minute Beautifuls since I’ve done a Small Business Spotlight.  I’m super excited to share this feature with you.  You all know I’m a makeup lover and I was pleased as punch to do a feature on a Black Owned Brand, Maurte’ Cosmetics.  I actually came across this brand on Twitter and been eyeing their product for quite sometime.  When I reached out to Donte’, one half of Maurt’e Cosmetics, she was more than gracious to gift me the products pictured below and share a discount code with my Beautifuls. Use JustJackie to save an additional 20%!

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Want to know more about Maurte’ Cosmetics, read the Q & A and you will discover more about this awesome brand!  Thank you Donte’ for taking time out of your busy schedule.

Q.  What is your name and where are you from? It’s actually my name and my boyfriends name together.

Q. Can you tell us a little about your company (name, what you offer, when established, etc)? It is called Maurte’ Cosmetics, it is a full line Cosmetics Company, we have been in business for almost a year and we are online only right now.

Q. What was your inspiration behind starting the brand and for each design? My inspiration comes from my love of make up and making women look and feel beautiful.

Q. What distinguishes your product from other brands? Well we pride our self with selling service before anything. Our Products, are cruelty free and Vegan, which is a huge plus in the cosmetics industry and are prices are sensible.

Q. What challenges have you faced with starting the line? Getting the brand out there, people are hesitant about new companies, and also being online is a bit of a struggle because we have to bring customers to us.

Q. What personal goals would you like to accomplish with your business? Within a year we are opening a store front

Q. Do you have any advice that you would offer to an aspiring entrepreneur? Stay focused, make goals and never limit yourself. Keep going even when it gets hard the pay off is greater than the struggle.

Q. And finally, how do we get our hands on your custom products? You can order from our site. www.maurtecosmetics.com You can also stay up to date with us on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram

Also I know you are also a fellow Naturlista! Why did you decide to go natural?

Q.  How long have you been natural? Did you transition or did you big chop? I have been natural all my life. Never had a perm but I have colored my hair numerous times before.

Q. What has been the most rewarding part of your natural hair journey? The growth and its healthy

Q. Has anything been a challenge on your journey? No, just learning new styles, lol.

 

My Skin Care: A Life Balanced

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Hi Beautifuls,  I wanted to share with you all what I use to keep my skin healthy inside and out.  I great part about this is all products came from one company, A Life Balanced and yessssssss it’s a black owned business!!!  Below are some of my favorite products I use daily and or weekly.

 

Oatmeal Face Scrub:  Oatmeal contains 18 different amino acids, which are essential to healthy skin. Amino acids act as building blocks for the body, helping to rebuild tissue and promote healing. Your face can absorb amino acids from the oatmeal in this scrub to help heal blemishes, smooth skin without irritation and repair damaged skin.oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrating Mist:  Hydrating Mist is mild toner that’s perfect for any skin type. Often an overlooked step in skincare, toning plays an important role. This step adjusts the pH of the skin, removes any remaining oil or dirt after cleansing and keeps your pores clear and healthy.toner

 

 

 

 

 

Facial Butter Cream:  Natural Handmade Facial Butter Cream leaves your face feeling luxurious with a silky smooth texture that melts into your skin, creating an intensive moisturizing treat to your skin. face butter

 

 

 

 

 

View my video for more details on these are more A Life Balanced products!!!

IJJLook On The Go: New Level #getlikeme

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I love fashion!!! Especially the freedom to express your personality through style.  Here is another IJJLook On The Go…Enjoy!!! #beyou #ijjstyle #lovefashion #expressyourself

Self-Love: Happy Valentine’s Day

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Hair: Big Chop Wig by Toni Daley
Brows: Ulta Gel Crayon Pencil
Foundation: MAC prolong wear Waterproof
Eyes: Milani Rome Pallet
Blush: Milani Baked Luminoso
Contour: Black Radiance Contour Palette
Lips: NYX Butter lipstick Bliss
Earrings: Lady Sings the Blues from ShopIJJ

No Full Face Day!!!

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Ladies, surely I’m not the only who those days when we don’t want to do a full face.  So I just “MLB” or “MB” moisturize face, gloss lips, and shape brows.  Check out my video below on how I achieve my Brow look.

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