October Beauty Blogger Spotlight

Corliss “LyriQ” Hambrick

We are excited to feature a top beauty influencer each month. This month we are spotlighting Corliss “LyriQ” Hambrick, a health, beauty, and fitnesss Vlogger, blogger, model, actress and singer based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Q&A

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since 2016.

What inspired you to launch your blog?

Watching my families health I already had plans to do something to be more active not just for myself but for others. So after years of planning I finally took the leap of faith and did it.

When wearing foundation do you prefer powder or liquid? Why?

I like liquid foundation, I don’t use it often but I always felt like you could go further with liquid by hiding blemishes.   Mostly controlling how natural you can still be without clumping so much on, It’s an art.

What is your favorite skin care line? Why?

I’m not stuck down to one brand really, I’m obsessed with fenty beauty’s fat water. I love the fact that it hydrates your skin and my dark spots have disappeared since I’ve been consistent with it. Farmacy Beauty for their eye cream, it helps on my busy days when I miss sleep and end up with bags under my eyes. My cleansers are never consistent, I change through the seasons depending on what my skin needs.

What would you say are three qualities of being a good friend? Three qualities in any good friendship would be communication which leads to trust, support and most importantly selflessness. Knowing that’s it’s always not about one person all of the time, celebrate one another.

What is one makeup product that you cannot live without? Why?

It’s not really a makeup product but a savior. I have to have apple cider vinegar anywhere and everywhere. Especially because of Covid-19 with wearing masking on all of the time. If I have nothing else I have it with me to cleanse my face and get rid of all of the pimples that came to visit me. Also if my skin is dried out from my eczema.

How to Connect with Corliss

Website

https://www.iamlyriq.com/

Social Media

Instagram (@lyriq4e)- https://instagram.com/lyriq4e?utm_medium=copy_link

Instagram (@lyriqaldiva)- https://instagram.com/lyriqaldiva?utm_medium=copy_link

YouTube (lyriqaldiva): https://youtube.com/user/LyriQalDiva

Twitter (@lyriqaldiva) https://twitter.com/lyriqaldiva?s=21

Twitter (@lyriq4e) – https://twitter.com/lyriq4e?s=21

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Wet and Wavy Hair Style Review

When I was younger, I was fearless about trying new hairstyles. I tried half wigs, braids, twists, natural styles, and more. In the most recent years, I’ve been satisfied with natural looking body wave extensions. I’ve gathered all the right tools to maintain this style. I tried a few edge control creams and wondered whether or not it is mandatory for me to participate in baby hair rituals. I’ve also questioned whether or not I would like a frontal. I’m not quite as daring with my hairstyles as I used to be, but I recently found a few trendy styles that add some excitement to my style.

Wet and Wavy Hair Style

Most recently I tried a curly look. I literally purchased this hair about six months ago and kept making up excuses about why I shouldn’t install it. I wanted to have a professional look. I didn’t know if it would look too bold or gaudy on me. I didn’t know if my hair would blend in with the extensions or how to wear the “wet look.” I finally tried the wet and wavy hair this summer and was surprised at how easy it became to maintain this style. It was low maintenance and seemed to fit the summer vibe. Next time, I think I’ll get a nice haircut so that I can try out a dry kinky curly look. It also made me get into edge control more and I think I found one that I really like. I can’t say that I’ll wear this style frequently, but it was fun!

Photo by Joshua Oyebanji on Unsplash

Trying a New Style

The next hairstyle will be straight extensions with a middle part. I swear by the good ole side part. I just don’t feel like the middle part frames my face. I tried it and just really didn’t like it, but I’ve decided to give it another try. I used to wear my hair with a middle part when I was younger, but my face was fatter. I think if I can pull the hair behind my ears and make it look more natural then I may like it more.

Back to the Basics

Ultimately, I am most likely to go back to my typical look. I’ve pondered braids but that’s as far as I’ve gotten with that. The body waves are fun to style every day. Even when you wear it pressed straight, it seems to have more volume without being too gaudy, and it’s easy to roll up and wrap at night. Now that I’ve found an edge control, I may be able to perfect this look.

What’s next?

Highlights, color, a professional haircut, or a silk press maybe.

Check out these highly recommended products from Amazon.

Style Factor Edge Booster Extra Strength Moisture Rich Pomade | Thick Coarse Hair (Pink Sapphire))

Cantu Argan Oil Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream, 16 Ounce

Goldwell Stylesign Ultra Volume Lagoom Jam Styling Gel, 5.1 Oz

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Summer Skincare Essentials

Have you ever noticed that you skin gets dryer in the winter or tends to produce more oil in the summertime? Do ever feel like the skin care products that you used in the fall don’t work that well in the spring? Are you wondering what products may work well through different seasons? I’ve found a few skin care products that help me to manage changing skin year-round.

Photo by Annie Spratt via Unsplash

Cerave is undoubtedly one of my top summer skincare essentials. My dermatologist recommended this many years ago and I’ve tried several different skin care products in this line. I like the foaming cleanser and the light feel of the moisturizers, but sometimes I feel like I can use a bit more moisture on my face. I’ve also tried their skin care products with Hyaluronic Acid and swear by this stuff because it helps to exfoliate the skin.

Many of the Asian skincare brands are amazing as well. The soaps are very natural and also exfoliate. In some seasons they can be a little harsh and I wouldn’t recommend them if you have really sensitive skin. The funny thing is that many of the old school soaps work well too! I think the skin is okay if it just gets a little attention.

Photo by Courtney Smith

In the past, I used to use Aveeno and I really like this product too. They have a brightener that seems to balance the skin if you’ve recently had a scrub or a peel. The misconception is that the any quick wash is good is enough. If you’ve ever used makeup removal wipes or oil blotters, you can literally see the dirt buildup. Just like the rest of our bodies, the skin needs a little affection. Just a few moments of self-care really will go a long way. 

At the end of the day, nothing beats a good portion of water and some beauty rest!

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Summer Essentials 2021

There are a few items that I recently added to my list of must have’s this summer and I thought it would be nice to write a blog post about them. I am always amazed at the vast array of new products being offered – especially in the beauty industry. Just when you think you’ve had enough hyaluronic acid and collagen filled skin care products and exfoliating body washes you discover yet another ground-breaking product that seems to get the job done. I have tried out some great new places and products this summer, but these few have made it to the list of summer makeup bag essentials.  


Photo by Hitesh Dewasi on Unsplash

Smudge Free Foundation

The options for foundation are endless when it comes to summer essentials amazon. There are always a ton of great new products to try, but I’ve learned that the right drug store foundation can keep me looking fresh and eliminate my fear of the smudge. I was looking for a light foundation that wouldn’t rub off on someone if I gave them a hug and I think I found it. It’s called L’oreal Infallible 24-Hour Fresh Wear with SPF (you need that SPF!). You wouldn’t believe how smooth and seamless this looks for casual grocery store shopping or even trips to the gym.

No More Flaky Cheeks!

I waited forever for the ColourPop blush STIX. When I finally found the right color, of course it was out of stock and so I waited yet again. I had used another brand for creamy stick blush in the past, but really liked the bright summery colors that this line offered when I saw it at Ulta.  Well low and behold, I tried it and added it to summer makeup bag essentials. It’s something about a touch of “under pressure” that seems to give my face a glow.

Photo by Kym Ellis on Unsplash

More Reds!

Red Wine. Did you say wine?! Yes, I was a Merlot lover for such a long time but recently transitioned over into something with a balance of bitterness and tart. I felt like my Merlot and even Shiraz was getting a bit sweet and really began liking something slightly darker. I’ll probably work my way back around to the Merlots and maybe even white wines again someday, but for now I am really into the Cabs.

If you like wine or if you’re curious, please send me an email for an invite to the next One Hope wine tasting on Thursday August 18, at 7PM EST. The wines are top rated Napa Valley bottles, and every purchase goes towards a good cause.

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Cheers to a great rest of your summer and to the fluffy fall sweaters and boots that are soon to come!

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National Friendship Day – Beauty Blogger Spotlight

Photo by Gemma Trua-Chan

An ancient Irish proverb once said, “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” Like good beauty products, good friends are truly hard to find. August 1st is the perfect time to celebrate those who truly care for you, bring joy to your life, and teach you significant lessons. It’s National Friendship Day. To honor this day and inspire wonderful new friendships, we are featuring a beauty blogger. Each month we will continue to recognize outstanding beauty bloggers, influencers, make up artists, and professionals in health and wellness. Send an email and social media links to sohealthyandwell@gmail.com to get featured.

Erika Somerfield is a multi-talented creative professional and beauty blogger who seamlessly balances the role of Creative Director for The Beauty Channel, Director Public Relations for ToteNCarry.com, and Blogger for ZatikNaturals.com. Somerfield studied at University of Southern California, Boston University, Harvard University, and New York University. Her work has been featured in OK, STAR, CA Stylist, Femme Fatale, Santa Monica Sun, Beverly Hills Times, Women’s Health & Fitness, and Black Noir.

You can learn more about her expertise on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikasomerfeld

http://www.twitter.com/beautychannel10

http://www.facebook.com/beautychannelnews

Q: What inspired you to (launch your) blog?

A: Helping other companies using my writing skills, I create blog content for beauty companies like ZATIK Naturals, Tote & Carry Bags, Seattle Facialist Patty Huang, Sports Co. Phi Ten USA and more!

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

Q: In honor of National Friendship Day what would you say are three qualities of being a good friend?

A: Being a good listener, patience, acceptance

Q: What is your favorite skin care line? Why?

A: ZATIK Naturals because it has no alcohol, uses healing and powerful Black Seed Oil in their formulas, as well as botanical, herbal extracts (Green tea! Rose! Wild cherry!)  to heal instead of parabens or chemicals. My skin drinks it up like a daytime and nighttime health cocktail!

Q: What is one makeup product that you cannot live without? Why?

A: Liquid Bronzer from Tom Ford. I use it to highlight my skin, as an eyeshadow, on my lips- even to cover strands of gray hair!

Q: How long have you been blogging?

A: 5 years