The Naked Cake: made by #yourstruly





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The Naked Cake is the perfect kind of dessert for any occasion. Full of flavor with half the amount of frosting. Not to mention, its simplistic beauty makes for a bold yet traditional statement piece at the center of any table. I’d like to think of this as When fashion meets Cake.

Remember: Less is always more…

Vanilla Cake
Cream cheese Frosting
Powdered Sugar
Fresh Strawberries

Until next time,

On the Run: Makeup Edition

On the Run makeup

Lip treatment

Visibly Even® BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Here it is! The On-The-Run: Makeup edition!

Neutrogena Visibly Even BB Cream: 
I’ve used BB creams for 9 years, and they are the perfect everyday product. Now a days, there are different brands that offer different types of coverage depending on what your looking for. This has become a staple in my makeup drawer, and daily makeup routine. If your on a budget I recommend this Neutrogena Visibly Even, it offers a light to medium build-able coverage. Perfect for day or night. The splurge version Clinique’s Age Defense BB Cream.

Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil:
When I’m not able to buy or find my favorite brow pencil (previously mentioned here),  this is my go to. It’s perfect if your on a budget too! If there is one thing I’m going to strongly recommend form these three products, its this one. Your eyebrows are key for a flawless look.
Tip: I’ve noticed that the dark blonde shade is universally flattering.

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm:
These chubby crayons are my favorite. They are so convenient and long lasting. I love that there are a wide variety of colors and brands to choose from. This is the one I’m currently using, and it’s great.

In conclusion, these three are the perfect combo to a flawless face when you just don’t have the time, or wanna opt for a lighter, not to mention, beneficial makeup routine.

Until text time…



On the Run: Hair Care Edition

On the Run hair care

Bumble and Bumble styling product
$37 – selfridges.com

As promised, here are my go-to products when I’m On-the- Run.
 Beyonce and Jay-Z aren’t the only ones On The Run you know…
Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo:
Whether I’m running late, or because I washed my hair the night before, dry shampoo is my savior. My hair is naturally oily so that means I have to wash my hair everyday. Unfortunately, my hair is also highlighted, therefore I have two different textures going on at the same time. My roots are oily, but the rest is normal/dry. It’s was a real dilemma, but then I gave dry shampoo a shot. It solved all my problems. It’s also great for refreshing, giving extra grip/hold to a hair do, and giving your hair a temporary fuller effect. Dry shampoo is proof you can have your cake, and eat it too.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray:
Right after I apply the dry shampoo, and brush it out, I lightly spray this all over the middle and lower half of my hair to give it a more natural look. Or, I use it it when I’ve styled my hair in waves/curls to give it that beach-y bed-head look. It also provides you a slight hold. Did I mention it also smells great?

Coconut oil:
We’ve all heard that coconut oil is amazing for about 15million things. Your skin, your hair, your health, it’s pretty much the gift that keeps on giving.  I use it for a myriad of things, but for my on the run hair care, I use it just on the ends. I grab about a pea sized about, and work it into my ends. It helps keep them moisturized, and adds shine. It’s the perfect leave-in-treatment.



Until next time…Love,