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Hey loves!


Today’s video is all about my day and night skincare routine. My skin is typically Normal to Dry and never suffered any acne related issues. Well, this year my skin decided to freak out on me. I was getting a hormonal pimple EVERY, SINGLE, MONTH! Not fun!


Not only was I dealing with trying to figure out what was happening, but I suffered from hyper pigmentation scarring as well. Hyper pigmentation on women of color can be a bit of a challenge in regards to fading the dark marks. Thankfully, I found a few products that has gotten rid of them. Hey, playing connect the dots with your pimple scars is not cute at all.


I knew then that I would have to step up my skincare game. No more going to bed with makeup on or only using one cleanser and a moisturizer. No ma’am! That would no longer do! So I’ve tried a few different products that have gotten my skin in check. When trying to develop a skincare routine, trying lots of products is a given. You have to determine what works and what does not. Yes, it seems like a lot of products and I don’t use all of them, ALL OF THE TIME. But, I now know what my skin needs when I do my daily routine. And that, my friends is coming a mighty long way from where I started.


Check out my Youtube video as I share with you my skincare routine, how I treated my hyper pigmentation and discuss a few of my fav products. One being the TAO Aura Clean Facial Cleansing brush! What I love about this brush is the sanitizing base which has a UV lamp inside that sanitizes the brush head. Thats right, you don’t have to leave your facial brush out on the counter exposed to dust, hair and who knows what. The sanitizing feature was the main reason why I purchased this brush. I love it and can’t imagine washing my face without it!


Must have product for your skincare routine!

If you are interested in the TAO brush,  they were so kind to provide my readers with a coupon code “AFL50” for 50% off!! MAJOR coins saved! It also comes in a Matte Black, so get one for your boo too 🙂


Products Mentioned:



*TATA HARPER Regenerating Cleanser


YEOUTH Vitamin C Serum

*TATA HARPER Hydrating Essence Spray 

Mario Bedescu Rose Water Spray



SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil




ROC Multi Correction 5 in 1 SPF Cream

*TATA HARPER Clarifying Moisturizer

HydroPeptide Eye Authority

*TATA HARPER Beautifying Face Oil


Disclaimer: Items marked with a (*) have been gifted to me.  All views and opinions of the products shown are solely my own!

September 22, 2017 0 comment
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Hi Loves!

In this video I am swatching and trying on the new “Becca Cosmetics Lush Lip Color Balms” in all EIGHT shades! This collection offers four neutral color lip balms and four dark, vampy ones!

I really love the formula of these lip balms. They feel very soft and conditioning, yet are build able and perfect for every day. I have three of them in my purse already that I’ve been wearing consistently. I cannot wait until fall to wear the darker tones. BECCA did their thing on this collection!

Where to buy it?

BECCA Lush Lip Color Balms are available at Ulta Stores and website as well as for $22!

SHOP Lush Lip Balms and Lip Liner used:

MAC “CORK” Lip liner

What I’m Wearing:
Anthropology “Brynna” Melon Oversized Shirt
The Styled Collection Gold Lariat Necklace
Kendra Scott Turquoise Drop Earring


BECCA Lush Lip Color Balms were gifted to me courtesy of BECCA Cosmetics. All opinions are my own! I strive to provide open and honest feedback to my viewers!

August 7, 2017 0 comment
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I found an amazing deal for affordable Artis oval brush set dupe for only $10!!! Thats right, a 5 pc Oval Makeup brush set for $10!! If you are not familiar with the Artis brand, they are the creators of the oval makeup brush. The oval makeup brush offers a more smooth and flawless makeup application, however, the cost for one Artis oval makeup brush starts at $50!! Well, I found a fabulous Artis Oval Brush Set Dupe for only $10 and I am loving it!

Check out my first impressions and demo using these brushes. So far, so good! I also love how they are also great for travel as they aren’t huge brushes, but still sized comfortably!

I still need to see how they hold due to washing and frequent use. But, for $10, I have no complaints!

Want to purchase items shown in this video? Find these brushes, shirt and necklace using the links below!!

DSC Beauty 5 Pc Oval Makeup Set in Rose Gold

Love my shirt??!! Purchase below!

Kendra Scott “Cheska” Necklace

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Opal”

MAC Cosmetics blush in “True Romantic” is no longer available 🙁

MAC Retro Liquid Lipstick in “Topped With Brandy”


Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer

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March 12, 2017 0 comment
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Camille gave me the most amazing facial!

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Camille gave me a dermaplaning facial which uses a small scalpel. Dermaplaning evens your complexion, reduce hyper pigmentation and removing the fine hairs all over my face. Yesssss!!

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After! Feeling smooth and hairless lol.

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Taking time out to take care of US!

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(l to right): myself, Taryn of Glamorous Versatility and Eryn of Style Sew Me

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After! My skin looks so bright and smooth!

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and in order for me to feel full of love to give, I have to first show love to myself! Self care is SOOO important! Most times as a mom, I am giving to my child so much that I feel like I have nothing left to give to myself or others. But, in order for me to be my best self, I HAVE to have some me time. I know there are other moms out there feeling the same. So I reached out to my fellow blogger moms to see if they wanted to get together for a mommy spa day of getting pampered, relaxation and chit chat. After I received a “YES!” from them both (lol) I knew just where to go for our mommy spa day. My friend Kameisha Getum is the owner of Spa Lala in Dallas. She is also a mom, wife and business owner so she totally was on board with us getting a few treatments to be our best selves.


So let me tell you why you need to book an appointment at Spa Lala. Its a lovely spa suite so the setting is quite intimate, yet tranquil. Its very clean and welcomes a serene spa atmosphere. I received the dermaplaning facial, Eryn received a brow wax and tint by the on staff esthetician Camille. Taryn received lash extensions by Kameisha. I never heard of derma planing before which is basically where they use a small scalpel to remove the fine hairs from the face to create a smoother canvas for the skin. Camille advised me of the fab benefits which are brightening of the skin and reducing hyper pigmentation. I have normal to dry skin, so I don’t have many skin issues except this darn blemish from a pimple I decided to pop (I know, I know). However, the results from the facial were instant. My skin was brighter and smoother. When I applied my makeup later that day, my skin was even more FLAW-LESS! lol. We were all very pleased with the results of our services. Not only that, but the education and tidbits we learned by Kameisha and Camille regarding the services we received and how to maintain it were great too!


I want to focus this year on supporting more small businesses, especially black owned! I think its important that we keep those with the entrepreneur spirit in mind when it comes to our dollars. Spa Lala Dallas is the perfect place to support and get pampered too! Head to Taryn’s blog, Glamorous Versatility to see her thoughts and results of her eyelash extension and to Eryn’s blog, Style Sew Me, to see her brow tint/ wax!!


If you are in Dallas, be sure to make an appointment and mention that you heard about Spa Lala on our blogs. Kameisha, the owner of Spa Lala, is generously offering 20% off a full set of eyelash extensions, as well as, 20% off any facial service. Don’t say I never did nothing for ya!


Have a fabulous weekend! I’ll be headed to New York for my very first Fashion Week! Follow me on Instagram for all the tea and fashion!!




Disclaimer: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Services received were sponsored. I strive to always provide honest feedback, opinions and wording are my own!

February 8, 2017 0 comment
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Hi Loves!

Today I am reviewing Becca Cosmetics Multi Tasking Perfecting Powder for you! You can use these powders as foundation, setting foundation and concealer, bronzer and highlight or contour! Talk about multi tasking! See what my thoughts are on this product and also a live demo as well.

I have been using these Becca Cosmetics powders for about a month and I definitely reach for them more then my MAC!!

Products shown:

-MAC Prep & Prime

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Tan” as my foundation

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Warm Honey” as bronzer

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Dark Golden” as contour

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Deep Bronze” as contour #2

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Beige” as highlight, set concealer

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Light”

-BECCA Multi Tasking Powder in “Fair”

-SLEEK Concealer and Correcting Palette in “Shade 5”

-IT Cosmetics Foundation Brush

-IT Cosmetics Highlighting Brush

-IT Cosmetics Velvet Empress Fan Brush

-Prestige Lip Liner in “Natural”

-NYX Lipstick in “LALA”


-SheIn Denim Romper (size up)

-White House | Black Market Earrings

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November 8, 2016 0 comment
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Hello everyone!

This video is about my latest haul from Ulta! I had a little too much fun shopping for new makeup! If you can find the LORAC Mega Pro 3 palette in store at your local Ulta, grab it ASAP! Its no longer available online and the ones that are cost over $100!! I linked the one I found below, but try in stores first.

Items Mentioned:
1. LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette

2. NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks in Sunkissed Crush, Pixie Dust Blush, Topaz Tan and Maui Suntan

3. Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge

4. IT Cosmetics Velvet Luxe Empress Fan Brush

5. Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo in Medium Brown

6. Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Liner Pencil in Glazed Toffee

7. Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2 in 1 Lash and Eyeliner Serum in Ultra Black

8. Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara in Very Black

9. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

On My Face:
-Eyes: LORAC MEGA PRO 3 shadow in “Eggplant”
-Lips: Colourpop Lip Liner in “Too Lips”
and some Colourpop Liquid Lipstick.. as mentioned in video, the name is rubbed off

What I’m Wearing:
ASOS Off Shoulder Top with Tie Sleeve $49

Bauble bar Leather Fringe Earrings (no longer available)

Ann Taylor Stud Cuff (old)

Some items linked above are affiliate links and I may be compensated for purchases made. However, this is not a paid or sponsored video!

October 23, 2016 0 comment
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Hello Loves!

You all should know I love wearing my hair in loose/curly beach waves! I love the volume it gives my hair and the curls lasts for days. Well, now you can see how I achieve my waves using “Irresistible Me Sapphire 8 in 1 Wand Curler!! I finally made my way to YouTube and created my very FIRST video showing you how to achieve this easy hair style. Y’all, this tutorial was a true labor of love. It took me about two weeks to get this together. I am so glad to get this post live and done with I don’t know what to do with myself lol. The YouTube struggle is REAL!


Anyways, this wand curler has 8 different wands to create a variety of looks. Thats right, 8 wands!! Imagine how many looks you can create! I chose the straight barrel wand and went to work on creating my “signature” wavy look. Using a Wand curler can be a bit tricky to attempt if you never done it before. So if this is your first time, please take your time and don’t rush. It won’t be long before you’re a pro. I really love the Irresistible Me wand curler. It heats up SUPER fast and the swivel cord makes it super easy to work with. This makes getting ready a breeze and for us busy women, that is a MUST!


Oh and the folks at Irresistible Me were so kind enough to offer my readers 10% off your purchase using code “IrresistibleTanika!” So definitely check it out!

Tell me your thoughts on my first YouTube tutorial. Again, this is my first one so I plan to work at it and get better over time.

I’d love it if you join me on YouTube. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel and join me for more videos!


Product used: 
Sapphire 8 in 1 wand curler
Garnier Fructis Hairspray
Revlon Ionic Paddle Brush

Items Worn:
Off Shoulder Top and under $15
Monogram Necklace under $40
Pink Tassel Earrings H&M (linked similar)
Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in “Privacy Please”

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See you Sunday for my next post!

September 9, 2016 1 comment
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