Tuesday, September 15, 2020

LET'S DO GRADIENT NAILS | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #40

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Hello friends~ Welcome back to another (very late) episode of Cute, Kind Of. Today's episode is very chill and laid-back one — we are just doing our nails. We do a very cute light pink to light purple nail gradient today. I talk about how to do it, some of my favorite nail polish brands and more. 

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Friday, September 11, 2020

GRWM — FALL MAKEUP | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #39

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Welcome to season 3 of Cute, Kind Of. We are doing a fall grwm for today's episode because my friend Reem requested it! We have dewy skin, bright eyes (a little too bright) and a bold-ish lip. It came out pretty intense but I would definitely drop the eyeliner or just make it smaller for a more daytime/wearable look. 

Thank you to everyone who has been listening to this podcast :) My last episode is nearing 100 downloads when I just uploaded it about three days ago. That is crazy!! Whether you are just stopping by or have been listening since the start, I really appreciate that you take time out of your day to listen to this show <3

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A guide to acne-fighting ingredients (I am not a dermatologist, just crazy)| 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #38

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Well friends, I have a special episode for y'all today. I am talking about skincare — specifically about acne. Even more specific than that, I am talking about the different acne-fighting ingredients found in skincare products. 

This episode came about when I was confused about what ingredients to look for in products, ingredients to avoid and ingredients not use in combination. I also decided I should stop taking advice from people who were not experts on the subject — and when I mean experts, I mean people who are not dermatologists. 

I did the research (All the information came from Allure.com, what can I say they are the beauty expert) to learn all the major skincare ingredients and finally find out who should use products with what ingredient. I am talking about Niacinamide, BHAs, PHAs, Arbutin and more.

Also, today is the last episode of Season 2 — YAY! But on a happy note, Season 3 will start this Friday with a Fall GRWM.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Huge Beauty Haul | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #37

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Well, friends — it has been a minute but welcome back to another, long-awaited episode of Cute, Kind Of. Today, I have a huge beauty haul for y'all and it is pretty fun since I got a lot of new products to try out. So I hope you enjoy~ 

If you have a moment, please rate and leave a review for Cute, Kind Of on Apple Podcasts. It will be greatly appreciated. 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Makeup photography tips | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #36


Hello! Welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of :) Today, we are talking about makeup photography — specifically, how to have your makeup look good in photos. I am sharing all my equipment, editing apps and anything I believe you need to take great makeup photos.

If you want to see some photos of my makeup, please visit my personal Instagram here. Otherwise, enjoy the episode :D



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Friday, August 14, 2020

Makeup advice to my younger self | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #35


Hiii <3 A brand new episode of 'Cute, Kind Of' just went live! I am talking about the makeup mistakes I used to make when I was growing up — kind of like a bit of advice to my younger self type of episode. No links today because I believe I did not mention anything specific, but I will leave you with my Instagram so that way you can follow me :)


Thank you for listening~
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Do you want to be an influencer? + mini-haul :D | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #34


Hello friends, welcome back! Today, I will be sharing some things I bought from Target :D However, this episode is more of a life catch-up. I have been thinking a lot about life and about my dreams and aspirations — old and new. And I was thinking about if I had the chance today, would I become a beauty influencer? To cut to the chase, I said no but I explain my reasoning.

Do not forget to follow me on Instagram to stay updated on the podcast, when I upload and more.


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Friday, August 7, 2020

GRWM — 'Euphoria' Lexi Howard Makeup | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #33


Hi friends! Welcome back to another GRWM :) I finally got around to doing a Euphoria makeup look. I was surprised to learn that the Euphoria cast was a lot bigger than I thought it was  — not just Zendaya, Alexa Demie and the super tall boyfriend.

I absolutely fell in love with this look when I saw it. It is so much fun but still completely wearable if you are not used to dramatic or editorial looks. I really enjoyed doing the look because I got to use a bunch of purple eyeshadows, which happen to be some of my favorite colors.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

July 2020 Beauty Favorites | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #32

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Hiii <3 Welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of! Today we are discussing my July 2020 Beauty favorites. Do not forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated on the podcast, when I upload and more.

I will add the embed of the episode once I wake up — until then, listen to the episode here

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Friday, July 31, 2020

GRWM — Bond Girl | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #31


Hey friends, Eid Mubarak! In today's episode, I will be doing a get ready with me featuring one of my favorite lipsticks of all time — Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Bond Girl". After losing it, then discovering my sister had it this entire time, I knew I had to show my appreciation by doing a look with it.

I know I am making it sound like this is like a statement lipstick color but it is not, I just love it lol.

Do not forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated on the podcast, when I upload and more.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Makeup Brushes I Recommend To My Friends | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #30


Good morning everyone! Today, I am bringing y'all an episode all about makeup brushes.

What do I recommend? How do I find the perfect set? Should I invest in them? I will be answering all these questions today so get ready. I would also like to hear about your favorite makeup tools in the comments below.

Do not forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated on the podcast and when I upload and more.

Listen to the episode here (the embed will be added once the episode publishes!)


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Friday, July 24, 2020

GRWN — Go-To Summer Glow | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #29


Good morning guys, I have a brand new grwm episode today! I was so inspired when I watched Amanda Z.'s Go-To Summer Glow makeup tutorial the other day that I wanted to mimic it for an episode. To cut to the chase, it turned out beautiful and glowy but most importantly, not oily.

I love just sitting down in front of my vanity and trying to recreate a makeup tutorial. Growing up, this practice helped improve my skills a ton — so shout out to beauty vloggers!

Anyways I hope you enjoy the episode and do not forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter so I can keep you posted on when I publish a new episode.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Is anyone actually ok right now?? | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #28


Hey guys! Welcome back to Cute, Kind Of, or just welcome if you are new here. Today's episode is just me talking for 30 minutes straight with absolutely no subject. I am just saying anything at this point but I do end up talking about a few things throughout the episode so kudos to me for being able to keep a conversation going.

I hope y'all enjoy it!


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Friday, July 17, 2020

GRWM: Glowing Zendaya Makeup | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #27


Happy Friday! I hope y'all are doing well. I kept my promise and uploaded a new episode of Cute, Kind Of. Anchor analytics told I have an estimated audience size of about ten, so shout out to ten of you guys. In today's grwm I am doing a glowing makeup look inspired by Zendaya. No joke — I pinned this image of Zendaya years ago and it is still my most popular pin. That's Zendaya's power!

It is a really pretty, glowing makeup look that is perfect for summer, especially golden hour photos! I hope you guys enjoy the episode and if you have a second, please follow and rate Cute, Kind Of on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Updated Skincare Routine | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #26


Hello everyone~ We have a new episode today and it is a good one. During the last month, I  completely overhauled my skincare routine. I went through an extreme breakout in early June and after a week, a lot of it had healed. After a month, I have seen a huge improvement in my skin that I have not seen in years. I wanted to share the products I have been using because they are honestly great and would recommend them.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

GRWM | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #25


Hi friends ~ long time, no talk! I have a new episode for you guys today. I did a get ready with me — or grwm for short. It is only the audio but more photos are on my personal Instagram. Also, I got an iPad so expect better photos and illustrations (like the one above). I hope you have a nice weekend :)

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

May/June Favorites (✿╹◡╹) | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #24


Surprise ~ another upload this week! I will be sharing my current favorites with y'all. I was really excited to share this episode with you guys today so I hope you enjoy it. Mostly skincare and one makeup product, along with some other things.

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Listen to "24: May/June Favorites (✿╹◡╹)" on Spreaker.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Summer Edit — best sunscreens, makeup and more! | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #23


Hiiiii! I hope everyone is doing well. Addressing the elephant in the room — yes, I am almost five days late with this episode. But I have a reason: I was tending to my family on the Sims 4. I am sorry but the family needs me.

If you have not already, please listen to last week's episode where I talked about BLM and the amazing Black editors and writers who are working really hard in media.

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Listen to "#23: SUMMER EDIT — the beauty products you NEED this summer!" on Spreaker.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter Resources + Black Writers/Editors to Follow | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #22





Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and coping with recent events. There was no episode last week because I was muted and listening in order to help amplify melanated voices (by Alishia McCullough and Jessica Wilson), which I talked about here. Today's episode was going to just be about my may favorites but I wanted to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and share some resources.

Listen to "#22: BLM resources and writers/editors to follow" on Spreaker.
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hair Care Routine + Eid Makeup | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #21


Welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of. Firstly, Eid Mubarak to everyone! I hope you guys had a great day :) After last week's episode, I wanted to do something a bit more chill so I am bringing you my hair care routine and details on my Eid makeup.

Before you keep reading, I would really appreciate it if you could rate and review my podcast on Apple Podcasts. It helps boost the podcast and gets ever

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

How to start a blog...from someone who kinda failed (lol) | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #20


Hello friends~ Welcome back to another episode of 'Cute, Kind Of'! Today, we are celebrating CKO's first birthday and you guys were going to be invited to the huge birthday party, but then miss rona came :(

With that being said, today I wanted to reflect on eight years of beauty blogging. Like I said in the episode — by the title of it, you can probably tell that this seems very um...sad? Is that the right word? But trust me when I say that it is the opposite as I go into depth why I felt like a failure but in reality, running the blog for almost a decade was one of the best things I could have done for myself.

All in all, I hope if you or someone you know is on the fence on whether or not to start a blog, Instagram, YouTube, etc., this will be the encouragement you need to do so. Also, hopefully, the tips and advice I give are beneficial in creating long-term skills and development.

With that being said, early Eid Mubarak to you, your family and friends! Just like last week's episode, I will be linking charities below to donate to or share, if you can.

Listen to "#20: How to start a blog...from someone who kinda failed (lol)" on Spreaker.
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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Drugstore Makeup Products I Recommend | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #19


Hello! Welcome back to 'Cute, Kind Of' :) I am going to cut to the chase and say it is 1:37 a.m. and I am tired BUT I still wanted to get this episode out for y'all, so I hope you enjoy. I share my drugstore makeup product recommendations and charities you can donate to in honor of Ramadan!

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

An interview with Reem | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #18


Hello everyone~ welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of. First off, I am sorry about not posting an episode last week (and not telling anyone...). I was having some technical difficulties due to the nature of this episode, which brings me to the topic of today's podcast: an interview with my friend Reem. It was very cute and wholesome as we discuss her beauty routine, career and just life.

I hope you enjoy! And again, sorry about not posting last week.

Listen to "#18: An interview with my friend Reem" on Spreaker.

Happy Thursday~
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

10 Makeup Products I Recommend to my friends | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #17


Hello friends~ welcome back to the blog! In today's episode of Cute, Kind Of, I will be giving y'all my top 10 makeup recommendations. I am super excited about this episode because if there is anything I can talk about for hours, it is makeup.

However, there is an important note, which is that all but one of these products is high-end makeup products. But do not fret, I will be doing an episode of my favorite drugstore beauty products so look out for that.

If you have a moment, please subscribe and review Cute, Kind Of on Apple Podcasts. I would really appreciate it as it will help me make the show better and give way for the opportunity for it to be seen by others.

With that being said, I hope you enjoy the episode~

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Listen to "#17: 10 Makeup Products I Recommend To My Friends" on Spreaker.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Why your face is breaking out during quarantine + Quarantine guide | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #16


Hello everyone! I have a very fun episode planned for y'all today. I will be discussing the ~Q U A R A N T I N E~ in the latest episode of "Cute, Kind Of". I answer the question of "Why your face is breaking out during quarantine?" I will also be talking about face masks: what works and what does not. Then finally, I am giving you ideas on what to do while at home.

Listen to "#16: Why your face is breaking out during quarantine + Quarantine guide" on Spreaker.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

DevaCurl Hair Loss + Maria B. Sends Infected Cook Back Home | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #15


Welcome back friends~ After a week of hiatus, I have returned with a new episode! In this episode, we will be discussing Maria B. sending infected cook back to his village and DevaCurl products causing hair loss for their customers.

Before getting with links and such, I talk about Charity Organization Donate Beauty. They are currently collecting beauty products to give to frontline healthcare workers. Please check them out!

Listen to "#15: DevaCurl Hair Loss + Maria B. Sends Infected Cook Back Home" on Spreaker.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

#100daymakeupchallenge + Other Things | 'Cute, Kind Of' episode #14


Hello everyone, I hope y'all are safe and well. In today's podcast episode, I spend the majority of the time talking about my looks from the #100daymakeupchallenge I am doing. However, I do still cover the usual stuff like news and articles.

If you want to see my new looks every day, please feel free to follow my Twitter and Instagram. We can become friends :) 

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sephora and Ulta closing retail stores + Met Gala postponed | 'Cute, Kind Of' episode #13


Hello everyone! Welcome back to Cute, Kind Of — formerly known as Townhouse Palette. We had a lot of good content today, mostly articles. However, I was able to do a '5 things' (actually a 4 things lol) where I talk about five products, either a review or just thoughts.

Also, I decided this on a whim yesterday but I am doing the #100daysmakeupchallenge over on my Instagram and Twitter. I am very excited about it and hope you enjoy the content.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Alexa Demie for Mac Cosmetics + Fenty Beauty's TikTok House | 'Cute, Kind Of' episode #12


Good morning friends, welcome to the first blog post for Cute, Kind Of. I will be posting my show notes and any extra links for Thursday's episode of Cute, Kind Of from here on out. Also, if you do not have access to any podcast platforms, I will post an embed that will allow you to listen to the newest episode. I talked about a lot in this episode, so a ton of links for y'all. 

This post got very link heavy so please let me know if you like how the post is organized or if you will like me to try something different. 


Intro:

At the beginning of the episode, I gave shout-outs to my friends Reem and Lily because they left me reviews on Apple Podcasts!
  • Lily's YouTube channel (link) and her lastest videos called What's on my iPad Pro (link)
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