At COCOTIQUE, we believe in the spirit of beauty through confidence, grace and optimism. In our COCOBlogger series, we feature women who exude those things through their personal brands, and have them share their favorite beauty and fashion secrets. In this post we present Christina Brown: Style Blogger, LoveBrownSugar.
In 3-4 sentences who are you and what do you do?
I’m the style blogger behind LoveBrownSugar.com. I spend my time blogging about my life’s pleasures, which include fashion, beauty, travel and much more. LoveBrownSugar is about style through the lens of self-empowerment.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love how impactful it can be to the lives of others. I have received emails and tweets and all kinds of positive messages from my readers telling me that something I said or did inspired them, made them feel better about life, or sparked them to action. There’s no greater feeling than knowing that you’re having a positive impact on somebody’s life.
What 3 products are in your ultimate beauty arsenal and why?
I would have to go with red lipstick, mascara and moisturizer. There’s nothing worse than dry skin so I make sure to keep my skin hydrated throughout the seasons. Aside from drinking tons of water, moisturizer is a quick fix. I’m obsessed with MAC Ruby Woo red lipstick. And mascara has always been my beauty go-to when I don’t have time to put anything else on. My eyes are my best accessories so I like to make them stand out.
If you had 2 hours to pick out an outfit from head to toe, where would you shop and why?
That would have to be H&M. I literally can’t pass by one without walking in. It’s my favorite.
What cosmetic ingredients do you avoid and why?
I try to avoid SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) – I’m a natural-haired girl with coarse, dry hair so SLS is a no-no for me. I prefer a co-wash over a shampoo any day.
What do you find most challenging about blogging?
Time management! There’s so much to blog about and so little time. At the moment, I literally have piles and piles of product just waiting to be reviewed. There is SO much I’d love to do and only 24 hours in a day.
Do you have a Sunday night or weekend beauty regimen? If so, what is it?
Not really! If I did have a routine it would include soaking in a hot bath with cucumbers over my eyes, a facial mask on, a full exfoliating body scrub and a deep conditioner on my head. That would be the ultimate indulgence. But instead I’m normally blogging and watching Real Housewives of Atlanta on Sunday nights – hah!
Describe the most Innovative product you’ve come across since you started your blog?
Hmm that’s a hard one. I will say that I was overjoyed to discover the Huetiful Hair Steamer. When it first came out, I was obsessed with it. My curls have never been the same.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Blogging has been such an amazing journey for me. It started out as a hobby and just recently I officially made it my full-time job. Best decision I ever made. Feel free to follow my journey: @LoveBrownSugar on Instagram & Twitter.