Hair: Shea Radiance Moisture Rich Hair Butter. It's a great finishing product on straight hair that smoothes and adds shine without weighing hair down.
Makeup: MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer works wonders on my dark under eye circles and blends seamlessly into my skin. It's also great for coverage on my full face in lieu of foundation, when mixed with my moisturizer.
Skin care: I have super sensitive skin so I keep it very simple. My dermatologist recommended Cetaphil products and I've never had an issue while using them. I'll use the facial cleanser daily (generally alone, but a few days per week, I use it in tandem with my Clarisonic Mia, which I also cannot live without), and then the ultra hydrating skin lotion to moisturize.
Nails: I like to experiment with nail color, so I think my UBA just needs to have tons of colors included! My favorite brands are Ginger + Liz , Zoya and butterLONDON. They're all long lasting with great color palettes.
Fragrance: Bvlgari Blue II. This scent is strong and can endure a full day of work, errands etc and not fade. But with notes of jasmine, Lily of the Valley and violet--it is also extremely feminine.
Beauty Indulgence: It's a toss up between a 90-minute hot yoga session and a 90-minute massage. My joints and limbs tend to get really tight, especially because I work at my computer all day, and both of these things are wonderful for stretching and loosening everything. They make me feel totally refreshed and relaxed!
Kim Jackson is a Baltimore-based blogger, marketing specialist, social media consultant and writer. She has written style and beauty posts for websites including Curly Nikki, the 'Fro Fashion Week blog, Madame Noire and Carol's Daughter's Transitioning Movement. You can find her regularly writing tips for living a healthy, style-savvy and well-organized life at her site, Pish Posh Perfect.