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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Lipstick Woes – Beauty Review

Has anyone out there found themselves engulfed in the mission of finding the perfect lipstick? I have a cosmetic bag preserved for lipsticks only. There are a number of colors like purples, nudes, pinks, and mauves and it’s not because I’m a lipstick guru. I have been challenged in finding the right color and texture. I like a lot of them for different occasions or moments when I feel like playing around in my makeup, but the color that I’ve had trouble finding is the one for every-day wear.


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I’m talking about that perfect lip color that is appropriate for the quick run to the grocery store, business meeting, or even the gym. I’ve come close many times but end up making a mistake and letting the one that I like get lost in a cycle in the washer and dryer. I’ve literally ruined clothes over this major lipstick mission. And then I’ve found another, but then only find out that the store decided to discontinue it. Before I know it, I am on the hunt again and adding yet more lipsticks to my cosmetic bag.


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Here is my story on lipstick: 

Ulta Festival Crayon – I instantly fell in love with this color only to learn that it was a seasonal color with limited availability. I’ve tried a few other sources like Amazon and Poshmark to find sellers.

NYX Slip Tease Strawberry Whip – I bought this one at a local cosmetic store and really like it on days when I’m feeling vibrant and ultra-feminine.

NYX Root Bear Butter Float – This is a nice neutral pinkish mauve that is suitable for the office or everyday wear.

Cover Girl Katy Perry Pink Paws – This is my absolute favorite color for special events or photo shoots. It gives just a little bit of sexy glam without being over the top. 

MamaStarrr Satin Patrick Starr – I love the texture of this lipstick and this color is great with my browns, creams, and greens. It is super smooth and moisturizing.

I most recently discovered the Beauty by POPSUGAR Sweet Satin Matte Lip Color and ordered a color called First Kiss. I am hoping that I’ll love this one as much as I loved the Ulta Crayon. I did find a nice replacement in the Ulta crayon line, but it was a matte and I used the Burt’s Bees lip oil over the top. I’m hoping that this gives me the look I want, but glad to have found a few others along the way. I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

What is your interesting story about finding the right lipstick color, I’d love to hear?

Are you into purples, pinks, mauves, or nudes? I’ve heard that Kylie’s line is incredible!

What’s going on in you make up bag?

#valentinesday

Healthy Hair Hacks

Do you find it challenging to find the right products for your hair? Whether you are always on the go, a career woman, or busy with the kids there are many ways to keep your hair in excellent condition. The truth is when you look good you feel good. Take some time out to give those strands some attention and wave those bad hair days goodbye.

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Start a Routine

My first tip is to start a routine. Plan a weekly wash party on Saturdays. Do your regular roller round up every evening at the same time. Make an appointment for a monthly hot oil treatment or deep conditioning. You can help your hair remain healthy by showing it some love and affection on a consistent basis.

Hire a Stylist

Another thing that you can do to maintain your hair is to find a great hair stylist. Going to the salon gives you a feeling of renewal. It can be great to chat with your hairdresser, catch up on current events, and have some fun. Over time your beautician will get to know your hair and give you advice like when you need change your routine or try something new.

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Find the Right Products

Believe it or not the products do make a difference. It can be hard to find just the right shampoo, conditioner, moisturizers, and hair sprays. You can always ask around and find out what other people are using. You can also read reviews online and see what other women recommend. There are thousands of reviews on websites and social media. Find out what works best for your hair and stick with it.

Invest in a Good Blow Dryer

I recently purchased a new blow dryer that is amazing. It came with four attachments and several temperature and speed settings. My blow-drying time was quickly reduced, and I noticed a major difference in my hair. I highly suggest getting a good blow dryer even if it costs a little more.

No matter what your lifestyle is, it is always important to take some time out for self-care. Most of us put hair at the bottom of the list when it comes to upkeep. But if you love your hair – you will love your hair.