Happy Sunday loves! Hope you all have had a fun and relaxing weekend! I’d like to introduce my friend, glam artist Nia Hicks! Nia is a very talented hair and makeup artist friend of mine who has worked on everything from music videos to editorial shoots and is a regular for E! News. Nia and I believe that fashion is not complete without a little beauty work. Whether you’re a low maintenance chick or go heavy on the glam, everyone can benefit from a little hair and makeup. Every month, I will be collaborating with Nia to bring you fun beauty tutorials and Nia’s favorite beauty picks of the moment! Let me know if any of you ladies have used these products and what you think of them! xo
Skincare:Ever since I was a teenager, I have had sensitive skin. Sometimes too dry, sometimes too oily, and finding the right balance for me has always been really difficult. Nia is obsessed with achieving perfect skin for herself and her clients and this is how she gets it:
“Clarisonic~ Has changed my life! It gently deep cleans your face and body, (separate removable brush head for face and body) lightly exfoliates that top layer of dead skin leaving your skin fresh and clean. I have sensitive skin and dry skin and I can honestly say I LOVE all three of their facial washes and the body scrub! Ive never said that about any other skin line. Im sold!” -Nia
I have been using the Clarisonic for two years now and I honestly can’t live without it anymore. Nothing makes me feel cleaner and softer and it’s really ideal for scrubbing residual makeup out of your pores. Just be careful not to overuse it as it can lead to even more dry skin. Also be cautious not to use around the eye area as the skin there is too thin and delicate and needs our natural oils. Make sure to also change the brush head every 3 months and wash bristles thoroughly after each use!
Purchase the Clarisonic Plus system and products here
The Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser I can’t live without here
And the Replacement Brush Head (remember to change every 3months!) here
Beauty Product:“If you are a fan of a bold lip, try the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils! These are a MUST! I have to say, ‘Dragon Girl’ is my personal FAV and it’s the perfect shade of red for any skin tone. I love its matte finish. It’s so easy to apply and it stays on all day or night!” -Nia
Purchase the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’ here and shop other colors below!
To find out more about Nia, follow her on IG and Twitter @NSjoy