BCW: Tea Tree Oil

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Happy humpday?.  Todays BCW is an old remedy of mine and a must have in your beauty arsenal. Tea tree oil (TTO), or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a colour that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear, is toxic when taken by mouth, but is widely used in low concentrations in cosmetics and skin washes.  Tea tree oil has been claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of medical conditions acting as an antimicrobial.  Tea tree oil may be effective in a variety of dermatologic conditions, including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections.  I use a couple of drops of tea tree oil in conjunction with my favorite toner (if you missed the article on the toner, click here) on a cotton round.  It is an absolute must have!!

BCW: Tracy Ellis Ross ??

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Happy Hump-Day!!! For todays installment of BCW, once again (instead of highlighting a specific product), I’ve decided to do an individual spot light.  Tracy Ellis Ross, a style icon, and my BCW (everyday actually).  Take a look at the collage and be ready to be inspired ?? ??#hairgoals.beautygoals.agegoals

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BCW: Teyonah Parris ??

Photo Credit: Bright Ideas Magazine

Photo Credit: Bright Ideas Magazine


Happy Hump-Day!!! For todays installment of BCW, instead of highlighting a specific product, I’ve decided to do an individual spot light.  Teyonah Parris embodies classic black beauty, and exudes confidence and poise when ever captivated by the cameras ?.  Hair & face are always on fleek ?? ?, never missing a beat!  Miss Teyonah is an inspiration to African American women everywhere, and my beauty inspiration!!! Just incase some of you are not familiar, below are just some of the MANY times Miss. Parris has given LIFE!!!!

Slay-on ????…

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BCW: Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion

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Photo Credit: www.ulta.com


Todays installment of BCW is (once again) centered around skin care.  I have been using this everyday for the past 3 months and I am absolutely smitten!! its a light (but effective) alternative to the Nivea’s jared cream.  Enriched with natural sea minerals and Almond Oil, Essentially Enriched body lotion dramatically improves the dry skin’s condition. Within two weeks, it transforms very dry skin into healthier-looking, more nourished and hydrated skin.  This lotion provides intense moisture by dramatically reducing dryness in very dry, rough skin.  NIVEA’s exclusive Hydra IQ technology supports skin’s own hydration network to unleash deep, non-stop moisture that lasts more than 24 hours.

BCW: Yes To Cucumbers Daily Gel Cleanser

Photo Courtesy of Walmart.com

Photo Courtesy of Walmart.com


Happy hump day ?.  I love Wednesdays ?, it’s the weeks constant reminder that the weekend is near ?.  This weeks BCW is once again focused around skincare!  If your familiar with the YES line then you might wanna checkout another awesome product; but if your not then this is definitely the post for you.  Yes To Cucumbers Daily Gel Cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin.  Cool and refreshing, this paraben-free gel deep cleans gently lifting dirt and impurities leaving your complexion soothed, calm and rejuvenated.  I mix this with my St. Ives Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub to wash my face.  Not too harsh on the skin, the combination of both products, creates the perfect exfoliating experience!  If your in the market for a new cleanser, I recommend you give this one a try!  Your face will thank you for it ?

BCW: CLINIQUE Bottom Lash Mascara

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Photo Credit: sephora.com


Happy Hump Day Folks!!!!  I love a dramatic eye, so it is important to have an excellent liner & mascara.  My go to liner is by Physicians Formula in jade & my go to mascara happens to be “Yes They’re Real”by Benefit.  when you trying to achieve the “doey eye” look, mascara is the piece de resistance & when trying to use the applicator wand for the bottom lash smudging is almost ALWAYS going to occur.  CLINIQUE Bottom Lash Mascara has a brush specifically designed for coating the bottom lashes & was engineered to grasp even the tiniest of bottom lashes; its expert formula resists pesky smears.  This mascara is formulated to be removed by splashing warm water (bath temperature is ideal) onto lashes, press gently, and mascara comes off with ease.

BCW: St. Ives

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Happy Hump-Day Peoples!!!!!  Im very elated today because yesterday my baby graduated from middle school and I am super excited!!  This past Saturday I held an event at my house where my girlfriends and I get together and talk about all things life.  For my event, I did a “Hot Topics” segment where I came up with 30 questions that I put in a box and had everyone pick a question.  One of the questions that got drawn was “what is your top beauty tip”.  While everyone gave their tip (centered around makeup), one of the guest gave her tip, which was “take care of your skin”.  I second & third that!  As women we are good at covering our facial flaws with concealer and foundation (making the problem worse), instead of consulting a dermatologist to help diagnose & address the issue.  So please, I must stress, the first step to total & optimal skincare is taking care of your skin.  Remember “drink plenty of water, protect your edges,  & take care of your hair underneath those bundles”.  Any who, todays BCW is actually a TBT for me!!  I have been using this product for years faithfully and it has never failed me.  This St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub will have your face feeling refreshed and clean.  It gives you smoother, healthier, and radiant skin.  This St. Ives facial cleanser removes oil and dirt from your pores.  It also prevents new blackheads from forming and is ideal for the treatment of acne.  This scrub contains 2% salicylic acid that removes dead skin cells from the surface and is great for controlling oily skin that leads to frequent breakouts.  It deeply cleanses while fading away the appearance of blemishes for a softer feeling face.

BCW: Dr. Miracle’s Follicle Healer Energizing System

Photo Credit: Walmart

Photo Credit: Walmart


Happy Wedensday!!! Todays BCW is centered around healthy hair.  Im sure by now you have seen the internet video of a young lady suffering from Retraction Alopecia from years of wearing weaves & lacefront wigs.  This epidemic seems to be a recurring theme in the african american community.  I myself have suffered from light hairloss around the edges of my hair from perms (which is why I have vowed that from hence fourth I forever will be natural).  My sister introduced me to this product by Dr. Miracle’s called Follicle Healer Energizing System that works great for stimulating hair follicles.  I have seen actual results for myself & I can honestly say this stuff really works!  The formula is fortified with tea tree oil, almond oil, coconut oil, safflower oil and shea butter to nourish the hair and scalp. The super intensive pomade wakes up the hair and promotes healthier hair growth. The invigorating scent works great as a daily hair and scalp treatment.  You guys should definitely try it, and let me know what you think!

BCW: Clarisonic Mia 2

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Photo Credit: clarisonic.com


Todays BCW is centered around what many (including myself) consider to be a beauty MUST have, the Mia 2 by Clairisonic!  Clarisonic, the #1 facial cleansing device recommended by U.S. Dermatologists, helps you reveal healthy, younger-looking skin.  Clarisonic face cleansing brushes are patented, proven, safe and gentle enough for twice-a-day use.  Clarisonic offers a wide range of gentle facial cleansing & exfoliating brush heads for even the most sensitive skin.  This brush is powered by the sonic technology and in just 60 seconds you’ll experience soft, radiant skin that’s six times cleaner than skin washed with hands alone.  The interchangeable brush heads comes in four different types.  Sensitive: Ideal for most skin types, including sensitive and combination skin, the Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head provides a gentle yet thorough cleanse.  Deep Pore: Recommended for all skin types with enlarged pores, the Clarisonic Deep Pore Brush Head is engineered with graduated dual-action bristles to flush and dislodge oil and debris that clogs pores.  Radiance: Engineered with extra fine bristles to deliver a luxurious and highly-effective cleansing experience. This unique and patented brush head helps to remove sebum and surface-level pigmentation to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dullness.  Luxe Cashmere Cleanse: Features a dynamic dual-layer design that gently massages facial skin generating fluid forces to cleanse while simultaneously increasing skin’s natural hydration levels. Brush heads should be replaced every three months.  I use the deep pore cleansing brush once aday, and my skin loves me for it!  If you don’t already own one I suggest you invest in one, your skin will thank you for it!

BCW: Dickenson’s Pore Perfecting Witch Hazel Toner

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Photo Credit: Google Images


Hello World!  Todays BCW has been featured in magazines many times and has been the recipient of many beauty award.  Dickenson Witch Hazel Pore perfecting Toner (pictured in the center) reduces redness, removes & controls oil, cools and refreshes the skin all while locking in moisture in a way no other skin care product can. Use it in the morning to prepare your skin for the day, and again in the evening to repair it from damage without stripping away essential moisture.  I stumbled across this product at my local drugstore several years back, and I absolutely LOVE it!! I use it everyday, and I even use the wipes (pictured on the right) for when I leave the gym to wipe the perspiration from my face so that it does not irritate my skin.  This can be purchased at any drugstore for about $6, so try it out and let me know what y’all think.