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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Meet Khendra ... she reps Brooklyn, loves fashion, rocks red hair, and is extremely funny!

What is your typical weekday morning beauty routine?
After hitting the snooze button for 30 minutes I frantically jump up and run to the bathroom and immediately brush my teeth. I know, its weird, but I have to brush my teeth first before I do anything else. Depending on the day of the week while in the shower I will either use a face scrub (usually St Ives Apricot Scrub) or just a little bit of mild soap to wash my face. I hardly wear make up to work but if I do it's the bare minimum -- concealer, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and blush. 

What is your favorite beauty product and why?
For my hair I really like Organix 'Smooth Hydration Argan Oil & Shea Butter Weightless Oil Moisturizer'. It hydrates and doesnt weigh my hair down. A friend of mine introduced me to a new mascara to help with my short lashes. Its called Fiberwig by Dejavu. Its an asian brand that extends your lashes via fibers in the mascara. 

What makeup brand is your favorite and why?

What product have you used for years and continue to use?
The trifecta:  Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil, Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser, Sampar Eye Rule

Tell me a beauty secret
I use different body moisturizers based on season. In the fall/winter months I alternate between The Body Shop Hemp Body Butter & Olive Body Butter. They are thick, lock in moisture and prevent your skin from looking and feeling like its going to crack. During the summer I solely use sunblock. I don't have a favorite sunblock but anything SPF 30 & above does the trick. I also use a face and body scrub twice a week.

What is your favorite nail brand and why? 
Manicures are tedious! I get one every once in a while but I am a big advocate of nail stickers. My fave brands so far are Sephora & Sally Hansen. They last the longest (up to a week and a half with minor chippage) plus the designs are cute. Essie nail stickers disappointed me. I will soon try the gel stickers to see if they are worth the cash.

What is your favorite shampoo and conditioner?
I use shampoos for color treated hair since I'm a red head. Redken and John Freida make great shampoo & conditioners for colored hair. My hair stylist also uses Cream of Nature, Jane Carter Solution and Nexxus products that are carried at my salon. I personally feel that switching up brands seasonally is necessary so my hair doesn't get used to a certain routine.

Have you tried a recent hair product you think is great? Why do you love it? 
So this summer I started wearing my hair curly (I've been natural all my life but I always flat iron my hair straight). A fellow natural friend of mine shared some products with me that didn't work on her hair in which I discovered nuNAATs Intensive Hair Mask w/Keratin. This conditioner was GOD sent. When I combed my hair in the shower, with the conditioner still in, the comb just slipped right through! No knots, tangles NADA. It was one of the many things I have been looking for in my slow transition to wearing my hair curly more often. 

What is your fashion style?
My style is pretty bi-polar haha. Some days I'm very girly in what I wear but other days it looks like I got dressed in a mans closet. I like to mix mens and womens wear often. I guess it keeps me balanced. Brawny and B****y at the same damn time!

Who is your favorite fashion designer? and why?
I have so many favorite designers! But if you're going to make me choose, it all comes down to DVF. Its iconic, feminine and always chic. Her designs make a woman look fabulous especially in dresses. If I could buy every wrap dress she ever made I would!

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Photography By: Jonesy 
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