Hey guys!

If you're like me, you love lip products (i.e.: lipstick, lipgloss, lip balm, etc.). I often times battle with what type of lip shade I should wear for a certain occasion, and I recently saw a guide on Pinterest. Normally, because of my skin complexion, I stick with the berry, red, and plum shades; every so often, I'll wear a nude or pink shade that's not too bright (I don't want my lips to look ashy lol), or I'll settle for a simple clear gloss or lip balm. I've decided to recreate this guide and share a few tips.

First dates are traditionally romantic, however, times have changed. You can never go wrong with a rose colored/romantic shade of lipstick or gloss. It's subtle, as well as flirty.

During a job interview, you want to give the best first impression. Depending on the job, your experience is only a fraction of what your potential employer is looking for; you also have to factor in appearance, personality, and a few other things. A berry shade lipstick is great; it's not too harsh and it also shows that you are feminine.

When officially meeting your boyfriend's family, you probably would want your first impression to be that you are sweet and innocent. Peachy shades of lipgloss does just that.

For a night out on the town, whether it's for drinks or a night out dancing, red lips are perfect. It makes everything (make-up and attire) pop. Because there are SO many different shades of red, make sure the shade you choose is best for your skin complexion.

If you wear make-up when you're running errands (i.e.: grocery shopping, post office runs, etc), a nice nude lip works. Honestly, when you're running errands, you're not looking to impress anyone. So, this is for those of you who like to look presentable without overdoing it.

For business meetings, wine/plum shade lipsticks are great. It shows that you are serious and not to be mistaken as lesser than.

Weddings, dinner parties, etc. are all considered special occasions. Like peachy shades, shades of pink lipstick or gloss shows that you are sweet; pink shades also shows that you are fun and girly, with a soft side. 

Always remember, for ANY shade of lip product, consider your skin complexion. Hope this helps!
*all lip products pictured are Bobbi Brown Cosmetics*

XO, Deanna


The L.O.C Method is a technique used to moisturize hair. It moisturizes your hair in literally 3 simple steps. Many women with natural hair have found great success with this method, however it's a great method for ALL hair types, especially if you're struggling with dry hair. With the right products and in the right order, you will find that this is the best way to add moisture to your hair, so let's explore how this amazing method works.

L. = Liquid

Water is moisture. Adding water as the liquid not only moisturizes, it also hydrates the hair. The issue with that is retaining the moisture from the water. That being said, this is where the other components of the L.O.C. Method come into play.

O. = Oil

Oil helps the hair hold on to the water molecules. Water and oil typically do not mix, therefore, you must use oils that penetrates the hair, otherwise, use your cream before using your oil (L.C.O. Method). Certain natural oils (Coconut, Olive, and Avocado) have the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and bind with the hair's internal protein. They also increase the hair's ability to hold on to water molecules.  

C. = Cream

It's important to use a product that has the ingredients that acts as a moisture sealant. This does not mean that the product has to be an actual cream. There are natural oils that are coating oils such as, Castor, Grapeseed, and Jojoba oils, which acts as moisture sealants. Some women, however, use their conditioners, cream, or styling products as their sealant. I personally have been using the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer. The purpose of the cream component is to seal/lock in the moisture from the liquid and oil components. If you have extremely dry hair or live in harsh winter climates, I suggest using natural butters, such as Shea and Mango, as your cream component. 

I use the L.O.C. Method often, especially when I'm doing my twist outs and bantu-knot outs, but I'd like to reiterate: this method is for ALL hair types. Natural or not, healthy hair is the best hair. 

XO, Deanna

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