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Nykia Spradley

Commerce Editor

About Me: Native New Yorker (BK all day), lover of long-wear lipstick, hot sauce obsessed.   
Hair Texture: A curly mashup of 3B to 4A coils 
Hair Color: Dark brown 
Biggest Hair Concerns: Dryness and not disrupting my curl pattern when I wear blowouts. 
Skin Tone: Medium brown with yellow/golden undertones. 
Skin Type: Combo
Greatest Skin Concern: Hyperpigmentation and hormonal acne
The Product I Always Run Out Of: Face oil
Biggest Beauty Regret: Relaxing my hair again post pregnancy. 
Beauty Product I Can’t Live Without: Liquid lipstick and sunscreen 
Beauty Product I’ll Never Use: I'm usually down try anything at least once. 
Biggest Beauty Indulgence: Laser hair removal 
If I Could Trade Makeup Bags with Anyone It Would Be: Delina Medhin
Fragrance I’m Currently Wearing: Huda Beauty Kayali Citrus 08

BEST BLANKETS
These Weighted Blankets Make Great Gifts — and They're on Sale For Black Friday

Whether it's to reduce anxiety or just cozy up on a chilly winter night, the weighted blanket will be beloved by any giftee.

WHITE TEETH
Black Friday Is the Best Time to Buy an Electric Toothbrush

Scores up to 25 percent off brands like Oral-B and Philips Sonicare.

SCENT SAVINGS
Black Friday Is The Best Time to Buy An Essential Oil Diffuser

Add some aromatherapy to your days at home with these essential oil diffusers that bring all the good scents to your space.

CYBER MONDAY
Now's The Time to Buy a Quality Hair-Dryer Without Feeling Bad About The Price Tag

If perfecting an at-home blowout is on your 2021 goals list, get yourself a top-shelf tool to help make your blow-dry dreams a reality.

BLACK FRIDAY
The Amazon Black Friday Beauty Deals You Actually Need to Know

Is there anything better than one-stop holiday shopping with two-day shipping?

Allure Beauty Box
The Newest Flowerbomb Fragrance Is All Kinds of Sexy In a Bottle

The latest addition to Viktor & Rolf's iconic fragrance family has just the right mix of mystery and sexiness. 

HOLIDAY KITS
SkinCeuticals Put Its Most Beloved Skin-Care Products Into an Epic Holiday Vault

One of the biggest draws: the brand's famous C E Ferulic Serum, also known as "every beauty editor's favorite formula."

ALLURE BEAUTY BOX
Acure's 12-Hour Facial Moisturizer Delivered Long-Haul Hydration

My oily-to-combination complexion is pleased with this non-greasy hydrator. 

MOM GIFTS
23 Gifts for New Moms That'll Make Life Easier

Bringing a baby into the world in 2020 is no small feat. These gifts will hopefully help new moms know just how much they are appreciated.

PRETTY PPE
18 Face Mask Chains to Wear So You'll Never Forget Your PPE

Clip one of these cute necklaces or chains to your face mask for a look that screams, I had no idea fashion trends would be like this in 2020.

indoor comfort
16 Comfortable Slippers to Keep Your Feet Cozy All Winter Long

Make those trips to the fridge a little comfier. Furry or hard-bottomed, you’ll want to retire the socks for a fresh pair of plush house shoes. 

PERSONAL SPACE
The Higher Dose Sauna Blanket Is a Sweat Fest I Can Get Behind

In this edition of Personal Space, I discover my new favorite way to chill out while heating up. (Get it?)

GIFT IDEAS
33 Makeup and Skin-Care Gifts on Amazon to Buy Your Favorite Beauty Lover

Breeze through your list without ever leaving the house.

Amazon Prime Day
These Sun-Protection Essentials for Parents and Babies Are on Sale for Amazon Prime Day

Save on sun, skin, and sleep necessities for your little ones — with discounts from brands like The Honest Company and Mustela.

BEAUTY SALES
Dermstore Is Having a Two-Day Sale on All Your Favorite Beauty Brands

The 48-hour online event features skin care, hair tools, and some of our favorite high-end makeup.

Amazon Prime Day
13 Best Blow-Dryer Deals to Shop During Amazon Prime Day

If the one thing standing between you and leveling up on a home blowout is a new hair-dryer, shop these deeply discounted options before prices go back up. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Skinceuticals Glycolic Overnight Treatment

See ya later, hyperpigmentation.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device

The microcurrent tool gives my face a sculpting workout that helps lift and firm up any skin slumping.

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