Pros and Cons of Long Term Transitioning

Chloe Vaughn - Transition Cut
Transition Cut

The image above is the day that I cut off the rest of my relaxer after long term transitioning for 22 long months. I was finally free bare face and all!


Time to learn what works

I have learned to appreciate my transition as a learning experience. Even though I was left with a new head of hair after my transition chop, I had worked with the hair so long that I had a good idea of what worked for my hair and what didn’t. This made managing my newly natural hair so much easier.

You don’t have to deal with short hair

I never wanted short hair. It personally just isn’t a desire of mine so hearing that people were able to successfully transition from relaxed to natural without having to cut off all their hair was amazing to me. I have seen some people who have had a hard time with the big chop not because of the short hair but because of the “awkward stage” that happens when their hair starts to grow out. It may not seem like a big deal to some but I know for others it can be a major hurdle. Some end up keeping short hair just because they can’t stand the awkward stage and just end up cutting their hair again. The good thing about long term transitioning is that I never had to deal with this stage.

Creativity of blending

Because of the difference in textures, I was able to try lot of different hairstyles while I transition. It gave me the courage to try new things and be more creative with my hairstyles. The good thing is that most these styles imitated natural hairstyles. This allowed me to get practice because all the hairstyles totally work for my natural. Score!

Time to get used to being natural

Not only did transitioning allow me to practice hairstyles, it helped me get used to being and seeing myself as a natural. Some people may think that this is not a big deal but for me, it kind of was. I like the occasional curly look but I mostly felt like I looked like a little kid with textured hair. Don’t ask me why I just did and sometimes I still do. Taking the time to transition allowed me to find my look and to embrace it.

Not permanent

This is might be bad but I mostly transitioned on the idea that any day I could change my mind and relax my hair if I wanted to. You see, I didn’t actually want to go natural. At first, I was just stretching out my relaxer and things got out of hand but that’s another story. Any ways, knowing that the choice was mine helped it not seem so permanent. In the end, I guess I wanted to be natural more than I thought because I stuck to it through my whole transition.


The Wait

There’s no sugar coating, it takes a while. 22 months for me. The only way to get around this wait time is to big chop.

Working with Multiple Textures

Along with the wait, if you decide to transition you will at some point have to deal with two or more textures. It’s a little more complicated than relaxed hair versus natural. I know, your probably like “Chloe, what do you mean? I knew there would be two textures but multiple?” Yes, I have yet to meet a natural, myself included that has one natural texture over their whole head. Usually there’s a mixture of a few. This means that if you are like the majority there will be more than two textures that you need to blend, detangle, style, wash, etc.


I know I just mention detangling in passing in the previous con but this process is definitely worthy of getting its own con. This is easier for some but it really depends on how kinky your texture is. For me, a kinky coily girl, it was not easy for a while. It took some time to find out what worked and even after that it still was a long process. When you have relaxed hair attached to your natural hair, breakage is very easy where the two textures meet. Because of this you need to take time and use care when detangling, always.

Not knowing your texture

One thing I found hard for me is not knowing my texture. I wanted to be able to see what it was and learn to work with it but the relaxed hair at the end prevented me from having full access. I didn’t want short hair so I couldn’t cut it off.

Longer Process

Everything is a longer process because, if you cannot tell by now, the relaxed hair is working against you. Well, maybe not maliciously but you get it. Even something as simple as a bun on transitioning hair would take me longer than my natural or relaxed hair. I know this seems weird because it is just a bun right? But for me the struggle was real because the shrinkage would combat with the straight hair. The only way I could do a bun was with stretched hair which was a whole new process on its own.


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Why I Wash ‘n Go in the Winter

Chloe Vaughn - WW'nGo
Wash ‘n Go

I love a good wash ‘n go, even in the winter. I know… I know… I’m the same girl telling all you ladies to protect your hair this winter. I promise I meant it. Protective styling is super important when you hair needs a break from manipulation, weather, etc. But what if you don’t want to protective style? Is your hair doomed? The answer, in short, is no. I have seen a lot of women (naturals specifically) only protective style in the winter because that is what works for them. However, this is not the answer for everyone. And while I love a good protective style, it is certainly not the only answer for me for a few reasons.

The first reason is that I don’t have to deal with the time. Jesus be a clock because if you have ever had a long term protective style, you know it can take hours to put in and, in turn, take hours to take out! This is what I refer to as a time exchange. Your life will be significantly easier (in terms of your hair) for the duration of your style. You’ll be able to wake up and go. No muss, no fuss! However, this convenience only makes up the time that was stolen from you like a thief in the night! I’ll admit though, the time is almost always worth it!

The second reason is that I find that I can still retain moisture. One reason a natural might continuously wear protective styles is if they need help retaining moisture, which protective styles do a great job of. Believe it or not, my kinky curly coils keep moisture quite well, even in the harsh cold. Because of this, I can wash ‘n go, ends exposed and all, without having to worry about excessive dryness.

The third reason is that I am able to keep up with my regimen. This is also what helps my hair from getting too dry. I am able to cowash, wash and deep condition as I normally would. This isn’t to say that you can’t do this in a protective style, you can. But for me, it’s easier with just my hair and I hold myself a little more accountable. I can easily forget or choose not to deep condition for weeks or at all with box braids, fact. It’s terrible, I know. Don’t be like me.

The forth reason is that I still have small amount of manipulation. One thing that can help you retain length is to not over manipulate your hair. This can be done by over styling, frequent use of combs or brushes, and just messing with your hair overall. When I do a wash ‘n go, I do not manipulate it after my hair is set. I put it in a pineapple and wrap it at night and I shake and fluff in the morning. Easy peasy!

Last and certainly not least is the simple fact that I miss my big, fluffy, wild, kinky curls! I love a good protective style but at the end of the day, I love my hair a little more. I usually can take it for a couple of weeks but I notice that with styles that are longer, I start to get that itch to see my own God given crown.

There’s no right or wrong way to care for your tresses, beautiful people! The most important thing is that you do what works for you. Listen to your hair! If it likes to be in protective styles, do it. If it likes a wash ‘n go or twistout, do that. Whatever it is, just do you.


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Protective Style | Twists Tutorial

Lately, I have been talking about protective styling. It comes in clutch during the cold winter months. I mentioned that finding the right hairstyle is important because the key is to keep it the style in as long as possible. This tutorial is a style that I like. You have the option to wear it as is, which I do for least the first week.

Then I might change it up for the second week and experiment with updo’s like in my previous post (pictures below).

Chloe Vaughn - Twisted Crown
Twisted Crown

Another plus was that I was able to wear a twistout after I took the twists down, score! This one style saved me from having to do any extensive manipulation to my hair for weeks!

Chloe Vaughn - Twistout

This is really a win/win style! I hope you try it!

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4 Keys to a Protective Style

Chloe Vaughn - Twisted Crown
Twisted Crown

I believe there are 4 things that you need to get a successful protective style. Here we go!

The right style

It might sound weird but picking a style is the most important part. In my previous post about protective styling, I give quite a few examples of styles that would work and I also told you to use your imagination. I stand by that by the way. However, the whole point to protective styling to make sure that your hair is essentially unbothered for a week or longer. If you pick a style that won’t last or you don’t like it enough to keep it in, it would be able to do what it was intended to. It’s just another style.

The right products

One thing that helps your style to last is not just the style itself but the products that you decide to use. You’ll want to make sure that you are using moisturizing products so that you aren’t required to moisture every day. I like to use essentially the same type of products but I might either use heavy versions (like shea butter instead of olive oil) or I might apply more product to my hair. Another thing to think about is the hold product your will use or if you will use one at all. Again, since you want this style to last as long as possible, it might be helpful to have a product that will assist in keep your still fresh and combat fly-aways and frizz.


Since your hair will be tucked away for a longer period of time, you definitely want to make sure that you are style fully detangled hair. I know, detangling can quite possibly be a natural form of torture for some… or maybe it’s just me. However, it is necessary. Styling on hair that is not detangled is asking for trouble. Your hair already sheds daily; this shred hair will add to whatever tangles that are already in your head. This can make matting a possibility and could potentially cause damage to your hair and breakage. Which would negate the whole point of protective styling.


The last thing, in my opinion, is time. I know, I said a protective style could be as simple as a bun and this is true. It is also true that for a lot of people a bun is super quick, certainly not as longer as installing mini twist all over your head. However, like I’ve stated before, the goal is for this style to stay moisturized and last. So, whether you are during a complicated or lengthy style or a simple bun, you need to take the time to fully detangle your hair, moisturize your tresses completely and sculpt your style so that it will not require you to redo it for the time you have scheduled to leave it in your hair.


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Protective Styling

Chloe Vaughn - Fun Buns
Fun Buns

Whether you are new to the natural hair scene or a seasoned vet, you have probably heard of the term “protective style”. However, in the case that you haven’t, let me briefly explain. First, let me be clear, you do not have to be natural to protective style your hair; this is for everyone! A protective style allows you to do just was it says: protect your hair from things like dryness, weather and manipulation with a style. Weather protection is most important during the colder months, which could make your already fragile ends brittle and dry, causing unnecessary breakage. Let’s face it, winter is coming! (Sorry, I love Games of Thrones so I had to!) But still, it’s true and the battle is just beginning. Now of course, different types of protective styles can vary in look and the time they are meant to lasts but they have a few benefits in common that will help you through the winter months.

Every protective style requires little to no daily upkeep, it should help keep your hair moisturized, and it also should protect the ends of your hair by keeping them “tucked in”. I put “tucked in” because I use this term loosely. The reason for this is because the might not necessarily be tucked away. Your ends will, more so, just not be totally loose, e.g. a twist out or wash n’ go.

Chloe Vaughn - Sew-in

Some examples of a proactive style where your ends are away and out of sight are buns (peep the fun buns at the top), box braids, cornrows with braiding hair, wigs, sew-ins (check out the extensions above), bantu knots and the list goes on. For these styles, all of your ends are hidden. Some styles where your ends are mostly protected but not totally hidden are single twists, flat twists and braids that are without added hair, cornrows without added hair, up-dos style with bangs or some sort of leave out. As you can see, you’re only as limited as your imagination and available Youtube tutorials.

Regardless of style, what I love the most about protective styling is not only the fact that my hair is protected from dryness, the elements or my hands that are forever pulling and tugging on my tresses but that I get a break from doing my hair. There is nothing quite like waking up and being carefree! Well… at least when it comes to your hair.



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Pros and Cons of Relaxed Hair

Chloe Vaughn


Easier Wash Days

I was able to complete my wash days quicker with relaxers. The process could take me about 2 hours. I did not have to section my hair to wash or to do anything else for that matter. Drying was quicker, air-dried or blow-dried. Straightening was easier since my texture was relaxed. It was a breeze looking back at it. I don’t know why I complained.

Maintaining Straight Hair is Easier

Along with easier wash days, my hair was for the most part done for two weeks. I didn’t have to fuss with it if I didn’t want to for TWO WHOLE WEEKS. I just needed to wrap it and moisturize. I used the occasionally dry shampoo when needed but I was living a life of hair leisure.

Styles Are Easier To Do

My styles were easier to do because texture and overly thick hair was not an issue. I was able to easily put my hair in a top knot, sleek or messy and go. Now is it just me or even when us naturals choose a messy bun, we still have to work for the right amount of messiness? That “I woke up like this” bun is way more than just waking up!

Detangling is a Breeze

I just didn’t have detangling issues. Period.

No Shrinkage

I didn’t even know what shrinkage was before I transitioned to natural! My length was my length and nothing could change that. Now, I have met “shrinkage” and he is kind of a jerk. My hair is literally half the length every time he pays me a visit. What a life.


Breakage Was Easier

Now, this is just for me personally. Some people take great care of their relaxed hair and have no breakage. I wouldn’t say I had excessive breakage but I would see little hairs in my sink when I would wrap my hair a centimeter here and few centimeters there. Hey, that adds up! I had decent length but my hair never grew past bra strap length.

Terrified of Rain and Snow

Unexpected rain was THE WORST. Here you are trying to lower the amount of heat you use so that you can have healthier locks and then here comes the rain. It can literally ruin your life… err I meant hairstyle. Being caught in it without an umbrella just feels like you weren’t quite prepared for life that day.

Gym Struggle

Like the weather, the gym was a big deal too. This is sad, right? Do I want my hair to last or do I want to get it in at the gym? Being able to go to the gym whenever without hair consequences is beautiful. I seriously don’t miss this.

Less versatile

Though styles were easier to accomplish, there weren’t as many as I have now. I found myself straightening my hair, wearing it straight for about a week, curling it once it was dirty and then bunning it the day before wash day. Then lather, rinse, repeat.

Thinner hair

Though my hair was thick. It was starting to thin. This was due to the heat and the relaxer together. I will admit that I didn’t know all the things I know now, which could have save my strands, but the relaxer did play a role.


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The key to a successful wash ‘n go|Kinky Curly Hair

Chloe Vaughn - wash n go
wash ‘n go

The Definition

What is a successful wash ‘n go? Well, to me it has a few thing. First, it has definition. Now not every natural girl has curls and this does not mean that a wash ‘n go is a no-go for these girls. It can be just as gorgeous as a wash ‘n fro!  I know that my hair does curl so I am looking for curl definition. The next thing is volume and shine. I want my hair to look healthy and I want it to be big. And lastly, but most important when I’m styling my hair, I want it to last. No point in taking all this time if it only last a day of two. Ain’t nobody go time for that! Now that I’ve told you what a successful wash n’ go is to me, here’s how I get mine! Be patient, it could take some practice to get the hang of it.

The Products

Products come and go. Some work for me, and some just don’t. For this reason I will not specify brands but more so just list the type on products you when need. Use what work best for your hair.

  1. Leave in – Provides moisture and slip.
  2. Cream – Provides added moisture for thick hair. Thin hair and looser hair types might not require a second layer of moisture.
  3. Styler – Provides hold and keeps curls define.
  4. Oil – Locks in moisture, adds shine and softens gel cast if one is left behind by a styler.
  5. Extra water – Hair needs to be wet to do this style. If you are not doing this in the shower. You need a spray bottle just in case your hair starts to dry out.

The Wash

Clearly you cannot have a wash ‘n go without a wash of some sort. Whether it be with traditional shampoo or a co-wash (conditioner wash for those of you who are not familiar). You want to start out on clean hair! Word of the wise, I “wash” once a week but I do not use shampoo every wash day. Instead, I co-wash most of the time as shampoo can dry out your hair if you have kinky curly hair like mine. I also wash in sections for the whole process. But, as always, do what is best for your hair. NOTE: Be sure to remove and shed hair on this step to prevent tangles

The Conditioning

This can vary depending on your deep conditioning schedule and whether or not you are shampooing. I rarely ever use regular conditioner for its intended purpose. I use it mostly use it in lieu of shampoo as mentioned above. Whether you are using this conditioner after a shampoo or instead of a shampoo, this is the step that you detangle. It is easier to detangle wet hair with a conditioner that offers slip. Detangling is a must for every hair type. I only detangle during the process of conditioning or co-washing my hair. I do not do it after because it can interfere with the clumping of your curls and can cause more frizz. If you are using a shampoo to clean your hair, it is imperative that you do not skip conditioner. UNLESS you are doing the next step.

The Deep Conditioning

This is one on the most important things that you can do for your hair. I deep condition every wash day, regardless of co-wash or shampoo. This ends up being once a week with heat, when the stars in my world are perfectly aligned (sometimes wash days need to be rescheduled, no biggie). If you aren’t deep conditioning your hair often, you are doing a disservice to your hair. Try it and see the difference!

The Rise Out

Alright, I know I have talked about importance of a lot of things. At this point, you’re probably thinking: “Damn Daniel, everything is important!”… It is true. Hair is like a finicky aunt. You know, the one that likes you and behaves depending on how she felt you treat treated her recently. If you show her a lot of love, she brings you gifts when she visits and if you don’t… well, you get a bunch of “Mhmmmmms” and side eyes. Learn your lesson. Be kind to your hair and your to aunt…

Clearly I was side tracked, back to business. When you are rising out your condition, touch your hair as little as possible. This means little friction which translates into little frizz. This is why detangling earlier is so important. This also means no ringing out the excess water in your hair. This could be different depending on your hair type. Looser curly types might be able to ring out their hair. Again, I have kinky curly coily hair so more water equals less frizz.

The Products

Since I work in sections throughout the whole process, I also layer my products in section by section. I complete each section fully before moving on to the next. I start with my leave in conditioner, then a creamy moisturizer, then a styler. I do so with the praying hands method and the raking method. The praying hands method it when you put the hair between your hands as if you’re praying and slide it down the length of your hair and raking is when you use your fingers like a rake. Both methods are for the purpose of distributing product.  I use oil after my hair dries so hold off on that until later.

The Shake

After you’re are done putting in your product take the time to laid down your edges if needed. Once they are tied up or not, it’s time to shake. I do this in the shower after the water is turned off to prevent product fling everywhere. It’s pretty simple, just shake your head like a mad women! This helps define and separate your curls.

The Wait

Now can air dry and this means you just wait. It’s just something you gotta do. This could take forever! ….or at least hours… in my case 24 hours. I use a t-shirt around my shoulders to catch the drip. It’s best not to touch it to (yes, you guessed it!) prevent frizz! Diffusing with a blow dryer is another option. This is good if you are in a rush or it’s the dead of winter and wet hair outside is not an option. You could also do a mixer of both but be aware of the heat!

The Scrunch

Here’s whether you bring in the oil. Now that your hair is dry, you can touch it! YAY! I know it hard to not touch those beautiful locks. Now that you can, coat your hands in your favorite oil and scrunch it into your hair. This should bring softness and shine to hair. Stylers can often leave hair crunchy because of the hold, this should help.

The Stretch and Fluff

Shrinkage can be a pain. The best way to deal is to learn to love it and to learn to stretch it out. There are a few ways to stretch I can make a more detail post at a later time. The two I do the most often are: pineapple my hair at night. This is when you put a loose ponytail at the top of your hair as close to your hairline as possible. This is how I preserve my hair every night.

I also use the concentration nozzle on my blow-dryer to stretch my roots. I tug about mid shaft in medium bunches of hair, and hold it while I focus the blow-dryer on my roots. I only do this one time, right after my hair is dry. Pineappling helps keep it stretched the rest of the week.

After you stretch fluff that hair, girl! Use a hair pick or you fingers. How much you fluff is based on your own preference. The more you fluff, the bigger your hair will be. Your hair will get bigger over the days regardless.

I hope this helped some lovely ladies out there. Now, go forth and be fabulous!


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Milani gave me life this spring!

Chloe Vaughn - Milani Spring Lippies

Hi everyone, my name is Chloe and I am an impulse buyer.  It’s true; I walk into a store, see something shiny and seemingly fall in love. Then, I spend the cash. This is a bad habit so do as I say not as I do, kids. However, sometimes, this type of behavior has its upsides. Like months ago when I walked into Walgreens during a makeup sale (I didn’t know this before I went). Any who, Milani’s lipsticks were on sale buy one get one so I went a little crazy. Okay… totally crazy. It was still/fall winter and though some colors were neutral enough that they might pass during that time I had no idea when and where I would wear these colors. I got them anyways (they were shiny) and I’m happy I did. They are creamy in texture and glide on smooth. Also,the matte lipsticks don’t dry out your lips like some liquid lipsticks can! Now that it’s spring, I have some flirty colors that will transition nicely into the summer.

Now, just as a note, I am deeper in complexion so these colors work for my skin tone. The typical spring must-have “extremely pale pink” is just not going to work. But these colors are bright enough for me. As a note to dark skinned ladies, you might need a lip liner to help transition some of the colors. I would go for something similar to your skin tone. I use a chocolate brown color. Coco Loco by Jordana is one that I use quite frequently and I also get this from Walgreens.

Milani Spring Lippie Swatch

Now, pucker up lovelies!


BONUS: Milani lipsticks smell like watermelon Jolly Ranchers… Yum!


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Pros and Cons of Going Natural

Chloe Vaughn

The Pros

Worry Free Rain or Shine

Before I went natural, unsuspected water was a BIG deal! It may sound petty to some but spending so much time and money for straight hair is pointless if rain comes around and wrecks it the next day! Now that I mostly wear my hair in its natural state, I don’t have to worry about weather as much! Bring on the rain, sleet or snow! And the summer impromptu swimming! 😉

Healthy Gym Time

Along with wet weather, sweat pretty much gave me the same problem. I often found myself having to choose between hair or health, which is unacceptable. I need to be able to go to the gym! Even when I did go to the gym, if I had a fresh wash, I found myself not working my hardest. Now I can go to the gym and wash my hair when needed without having to worry about the time it took me to straightening my hair and whether or not I should style it again or use heat in it (again).

Thicker and Healthier Hair

This is not to say that you cannot have healthy, thick relaxed hair. I have had relaxed hair and it was healthy and for the most part thick. It wasn’t until I became natural that I found that my hair could be healthier and thicker. Relaxer chemicals cause some form of damage to your hair that’s just the way it is. No relaxer, no relaxer damage.


I have way more versatility with my natural hair! I can pretty much to anything I could when I was relaxed when my is straight and do all the same styles and more when my hair is curly. I never get bored and my buns are so much fuller!


It’s nice to know who I am in my unapologetic entirety. I was relaxed at an early age so I never knew what my natural hair looked like. There is something empowering about knowing every part of yourself. Even if I relaxed my hair tomorrow (which I’m not planning on doing) I would be happy that I went natural and had this experience.

The Cons

Straight Hair isn’t Always Possible

I don’t even bother with straight hair in the summer. It is a waste of time, money, and a heat card if you’re keeping track. Side note: a heat card is a set amount of times that some naturals plan to put direct heat on their hair a year. In any case, it’s hot in the summer and even though Colorado is a dryer state, sweat from my scalp alone is enough to mess up my style. Not to mention the gym.

Perfectly Sleek Hair is Hard to Come By

Sometimes you want your hair perfectly in place. Whether it’s a bun, ponytail, or some other style. The problem is natural hair does what it wants to do. As you learn your hair, you learn tricks to help you achieve differently looks but those tricks like tying down your edges won’t always work. Sometimes my hair won’t corporate and I just have to let her be.

Dry time

Drying takes forever! It takes a full 24 hours for my hair to air dry. A blowout takes more time than it did when I was relaxed. Drying just takes longer. I might be the only one but wet hair really bugs me but it something I have to deal with now that I’m natural. Whomp.

Extra Steps to Every Hairstyle

I can no longer just put my hair into a ponytail now that I’m natural. It was so simple in the past. It might partly be due to the fact that I like my hair to look a certain way but I think it’s more than that. My edges never just look nice like they did when I was chemical processed. If I want them to be laid, I have to take the time to lay them. Which means not only adding edge tamer, gel or water, I also need to wrap them and then let them set. I need to refresh my hair with water or leave-in in order to make it more pliable and not cause excessive tangles or damage. There is more brushing so I have to worry about preventing more damage. Don’t even get me started on whether or not an average ponytail holder is big enough for this thickness! Ponytails are just not as simple for me anymore and this saddens me.

Takes Time to Maintain

On top of the extra steps to other styles, natural hair just need a little more maintenance. I could wash my hair once every two weeks with a relaxer and style it and be done. Yes, I did moisture and seal but that took no time right before wrapping my hair and going to bed. I can’t go that long without washing my natural hair or the detangling process alone would take a million years… Okay, I’m exaggerating but natural hair just requires more work.


All naturally curly girls have been visited by our good friend “shrinkage” but for those of you who don’t know who he is, I’ll introduce you. He is the one that has come to rain on your parade. You have styled your coils to perfection only to have them shrink to half the length after it dries. Sure, it’s proof that you hair has elasticity, a good thing, but it’s a bummer. You can combat it with stretched styles but there is no cure.


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Spring 2016 Makeup Essentials

Chloe Vaughn - Spring Makeup Essentials

While recently I have admire the bold looks trending in makeup via the hottest runways and red carpets, I have also found them to be a tad exaggerated for my normal everyday lifestyle. I’m not afraid to admit that I find it hard to wear makeup every single day. I know that there are girls that stay BEAT even for the grocery store, but I’d be lying if I tried to convince you all that that was me. I only wish I had that much motivation. So this is my version of “go to” makeup spring essentials that you will need in 2016.

Nude Lip

While I love a bold lippie just as much as the next girl, if I’m going to be honest my go to lip color more that likely is a nude color. Nude is different for everyone so be sure that the your nude is a good match. If you are of a darker complexion like myself, make sure you have a liner that can help transition the color.

My favorite lip combo right now is grunge lip pencil by ColourPop and Rose Femme by Milani. It’s a great nude for my complexion and has the perfect amount of rose to give my look some color.

Peachy Blush

I know what you are thinking… peach doesn’t work for everyone. But I beg to differ; even I can make it work. This color flushes your face like only a spring fling can.

My favorite peachy blush is Coral Cove by Milani.


As we are transitioning into more sunshine you might find that your skin isn’t really giving you that kissed by the sun quite yet. That normally, winter was errr… harsh to say the least. But no worries summer is on the way to give you that warmth you’ve been craving! In the meantime you can fake it ‘til you make it with a bronzer!

My favorite “bronzer” is actually from a contouring kit. It is the True Complexion Contour Palette by Black Radiance. For my complexion I use the medium to dark palette and use the darkest color for bronzing but they do have a lighter to medium palette making it pretty versatile for many color ranges.


Can’t get a kissed-from-the-sun look without a highlight. It just makes you glow like a heaven sent angel. You know what I mean?

Lucky for you the palette I just mentioned by Black Radiance has an beautiful highlight already included. Score!

Winged Liner

Okay ladies, let’s be honest. Theirs is always room in every season for a winged liner. However, I do feel that it is most appropriate in spring given its whimsical nature. You are more than welcome to choose a wing that is either subtler or a tab more glam depending on your style. I choose glam as your look can take it since everything else is really fresh and neutral.

My favorite liner to user right now is L’Oreal’s Lineur Intense in carbon black.

Bold Lashes

I love a bold lash but falsies are not practical for everyone. Never fear, mascara has been getting better with making everyday lashes look fuller and longer. This goes hand in hand with the whimsical thing I was mentioning earlier.

My favorite mascara is the Voluminous Miss Manga also by L’Oreal. Your welcome.

Golden Neutral Eye

I choose a shimmery neutral eye the spring because to me spring means effortless. This brings attention to your eyes without you having to try to hard…. kinda like magic. I would advise you to have a kick ass transition color slightly darker than your skin tone to give you some depth, a shimmer neutral for your lid for sparkle, and a rich dark neutral for the outer corners of you eye for mystery. (Hm… sounds like the perfect woman doesn’t it?)

My favorite right not is an oldie but goodie. The Naked One palette by Urban Decay has everything I need for a neutral look.


Eyebrows literally change your whole look. Don’t leave them hanging; that is all.

My favorite brow right now is using the Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade. It literally stays in place all day. And in case your wondering I use too shades because clearly I’m complicated: Granite to outline and Chocolate to fill in and then blend the two to be seamless.

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I hope this help you get an idea of some things you might need for your everyday spring makeup look.


P.S. everyday makeup does not mean I wear makeup everyday. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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