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Cera Wax Studio. Home of the Ouch-less Wax!

Cera4Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a bloggers night out event at Cera Wax Studio hosted by my friend Angelica of Angelica in the City.Cera5Cera3

Angelica had Cera Wax Studio in Bethesda, rockin! Music, drinks and all of the cutest/baddest blogger chicks in DC came to play at Cera!CeraCera6

Cera was nice enough to provide waxing during the party! I received an eyebrow wax and an Intern John “Vixen wax” (Brazilian Wax). Continue reading Cera Wax Studio. Home of the Ouch-less Wax!

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My Life Changing Facial at the Center For Plastic Surgery!

CPS2While I’m not opposed to a little nip and tuck,  I know God already took his TIMMMEEE when he created me. So, I don’t need plastic surgery.

However, I have not worn makeup since my trip to Center for Plastic Surgery in Annandale, VA. When I walked out of the building I felt like my skin had new life!CPS22

Here’s what happened:

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I opted for the Fire  & Ice Facial. Baby, let me tell you, CPS exceeded all of my expectations!  The Fire & Ice Facial is a medical grade facial, just a step below a chemical peel.This facial is great for anyone who battles acne or other skin ailments. My aesthetician , Marily Salls was amazing!’CPS4First they start off with the fire mask, which resurfaces your face by removing old, dry skin. It has a warming, tingling sensation and smelled like cookies to me! Next they apply the soothing ice mask. This mask uses hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, green tree extract, and peppermint to hydrate the skin and calm it down.CPS3At the end of my session I saw instant results! My complexion has been evened and brightened!I highly recommend this facial. The procedure goes for $150.00 and is well worth the money.CPS9Since this treatment I have been following up with CPS’s recommended skincare regimen products and boy do I feel beautiful! I use a retinol eye cream, a super serum, cooling serum and a great SPF!CPS6IMG_7091

I felt a boost of confidence after this facial. As a beauty blogger you’re always faced with wearing a beat face. But now days I think my bare skin looks JUST fine!Cps25

xoxo

-Naila

Honeybee Garden ALL Organic Cosmetics

IMG_6899Have you ever wondered what kind of stuff is in makeup? Has your face ever burned or tingled after applying liquid foundation? *raises hand*

I was super happy to have the opportunity to use Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics. They are an ALL natural,  ALL organic line of makeup and skincare. Everything is tested to certify that all of the ingredients are in fact all natural and organic. This is perfect for anyone with skin allergies!

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Beauty starts within! You have to mindful of what makeup is seeping through your pores. Honeybee Garden’s foundation gave me full coverage with a glow. Natural but still BEAT! The lip liner was smooth and gave me a beauty pink color. The lip gloss and it’s yummy scent topped it off for a long lasting gloss! IMG_6882

The foundation I used was the Pressed Mineral Powder (Sultana) $10.99. Lips: Fantasy JobaColors  Lip Liner $8.99. Luscious Lip Gloss Viper $11.99

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Please check out Honeybee Garden Cosmetics and let me know if you love it!

xoxo Naila

5 Rules for Buying Weave at the Hair Store

1. If They’re Rude…LEAVE the store

Too many times, the African American community’s insecurities are capitalized on without any respect for the Black dollar. We all know that many people of color purchase weave . I suggest only buying products from a place that respects your buying power!Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.46.00 AM

2. Ask Them to Take the Hair Out of the Package.

You need to feel how the hair flows through your fingers. Can you easily run your fingers from root to tip? Does it tangle when you shake it? If the hair doesn’t flow theres a chance the cuticles are running in different directions, thus limiting the shelf life of the hair extensions. You’ll probably get a good 2.5 weeks out of it at most. Also, if it tangles just from shaking it, you can only imagine what it going to do on the back of your head.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.43.59 AM

3.  Find Natural Light to View the Hair

Hair stores have horrible lighting. The fluorescent lighting makes the hair look a different color when it would seem in the sunlight. I suggest holding the hair up to a window or somewhere that you can see the hair exactly how it is. Hair stores seldom have a return policy so check everything before buying.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.43.18 AM

4.  Check Online First

Have an idea of what you want to buy before you go to the store and head online to check the prices. If you check the online prices you’ll be able to see if the price in the store is worth it.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.44.42 AM

5. Watch The Weave Whisperer!

I have the skinny on the best wigs and weaves in the industry. So don’t forget to check me out! You can also email me at TheWeaveWhisperer@gmail.com with questions. Just add the word QUESTION to the subject header and I’ll respond as soon as possible.Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 9.43.10 AM

xoxo

Naila Carter

Hair Perception vs Reality

I might be glamorous in public but behind closed doors I’m every scarf, cornrow wearing woman! There is an unrealistic expectation of women. Good hair takes preparation! We didn’t just wake up like this!Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 1.36.54 PMIMG_0411This video is for those who don’t know everything it takes to be beautiful!

I used these fabulous line of hair products, Hydratherma Naturals to complete my braid-out! IMG_0424These products were gentle and moisturizing. I was really happy with  my braid-out using Hydratherma Naturals! IMG_0439IMG_0446

Details: SLS Free Moisture Plus Hair Cleanser $20.99 Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment $17.99 Aloe Curl Enhancing Twisting Cream- $15.99 

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The wig used in this video was from a local beauty supply  store and I’m in LOVE with it! It’s online sale is coming soon and I will share details! IMG_5303IMG_5283

I hope you guys could relate to this video! Thanks for watching and make you FOLLOW me on YouTube, because that where all my crazy are!

I’m also on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook being nuts. So join me!

 

xoxo

How to Clean Makeup Spills in Your Bathroom

IMG_1452Hair products and makeup can make my bathroom pretty messy. As a beauty blogger I spend a lot of time in the bathroom. To combat these messes, I keep several rolls of SCOTT®  Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels  under my counter! To keep my bathroom properly stocked I go to Dollar General to get all of my SCOTT® products. Dollar General offers digital coupons. On top of the affordable price, I save even more with their digital coupons. Who could resist?

One sheet of a SCOTT® towel goes a long way! SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels are durable and sometimes I only use two for my entire bathroom!IMG_1454

To clean my foundation and makeup products that spill on my counter I use:

  • Water
  • SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels
  • Distilled White Vinegar

Wet the SCOTT® paper towel with hot water and white vinegar. The acid in the vinegar disinfects and easily cleans the surface of your sink and counter. Bye, bye spills!

Try these simple and easy tricks in your bathroom! Check out Dollar General’s deals on SCOTT®!

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1. Sign up at  Create account and load which coupons you would like to use

2. Visit your local Dollar General to redeem coupons at checkout. Find a Dollar General near you by using the store locator

Find 3 special SCOTT® Bonus Packs in-store through the end of February 2016.

• SCOTT® 1000 Bath Tissue, 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)

• SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels, Mega Roll 6 Pack (Bonus 15% Sheets)

• SCOTT® Extra Soft Bath Tissue, Double Roll 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)

Thank you to SCOTT® and Dollar General for sponsoring this post and helping me save money while cleaning!

Beauty Cleaning Tips! Viva® Vantage®

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Viva® Vantage®

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Being a beauty blogger can be a messy job! Between my bathroom sink and my bath tub I have my work cut out for me.  I have so many hair and makeup products that I use that it gets crazy!

I recently made the switch to Viva® Vantage®! During my 7-Day Switch Up, I used Viva® Vantage® towels to do all of my cleaning! After 7 days I still have lots of towels left because the Stretchy-Strength  of Viva® Vantage® made the towels very durable! Perfect for my large bathroom beauty disasters!IMG_1399

Here are some beauty cleaning tips!

  • Clean you counter as soon as makeup hits it!

You don’t want the product to get hard or sink into the surface of the counter. I simply wet a Viva® Vantage® towel with water and give my counter a few swipes.  One towel was all I needed because the great scrubbing power of it didn’t leave any makeup behind. Continue reading Beauty Cleaning Tips! Viva® Vantage®

Love Yourself Pamper Party

LoveYourSelfDon’t forget about yourself this season!Join us February 19th for Red Sprinkle’s Love Yourself Pamper Event at Sassy Nail Salon & Spa in Washington, DC. This event is all about beauty, fashion and philanthropy and include sponsors like Wegmans and Treats by Alexis

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Purchase tickets here and save $5 on the Love Yourself Pampering event by using the code: WEAVEWHISPERER

50% of the proceeds benefit the Red Sprinkle Fashion Bootcamp Scholarship Fund. Support an amazing cause and enjoy two hours of GLAM services including eyebrow waxing, makeup applications and nail decals!

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Redsprinkle Fashion Show

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See you February 19th! xoxo

 

Beyond the Dryer- Keeping Up With the Joneses- PART2

I started Beyond the Dryer because it’s important for people to understand that even though we get pretty at the hair salon we still leave with insecurities in our heads.10621887_10154621600445621_160307373_n

10705163_10154621600150621_17543578_nIn this episode we tackle having black hair at work. Although hair should all be viewed the same,  lots of Black women feel pressured to submit to a European aesthetic at work.  That burns my biscuits! To me that says “shut up, sit down, be silent and look like us”. I stopped chemically straightening my hair after 2002.  We all look different and I believe our differences should be accepted and celebrated!

IMG_8090Then, we move into having a confidence I believe every women should have! It’s called Pretty Girl Syndrome.  A mindset of positive thinking! But beware, you must have inner beauty and confidence to pull this off. Pretty Girl Syndrome is just a phrase for believing in the beauty that God gave you. And yes, all women posses beauty!

Continue reading Beyond the Dryer- Keeping Up With the Joneses- PART2

Losing Belly Fat with Fit Tea

I was fatty after drinking and eating like a mad man on vacation in VA Beach and Jamaica. I was on vacay and was absolutely going to indulge! I came home with a few extra pounds. We all know I’m single and ain’t got time for anything but a flat stomach.

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I decided to give Fit Tea a try! I usually drink Dieter’s Tea aka POOP tea and that works wonders. But I wanted to try something all-natural and safe. I had the 14-Day detox and I drank it every morning instead of my beloved Dunkin Donuts coffee.

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I’m my harshest critic but I think I lost a nice amount of weight using Fit Tea. During my detox I exercised 3-5 times a week and drank plenty of water. Post-detox I am drinking my daily “Green” drink that I blend in my Nutribullet.

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My before and after

If you would like to try out Fit Tea please visit their website. The 14-day detox retails for $25.00 and they ship internationally. Happy detoxing!

xoxo

Naila