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2020
11
June

Spray Hand Sanitizers vs Liquid

Hand sanitizer isn’t just a trend, it’s something we always need no matter where we are. At OFRA Cosmetics, we have hand sanitizers that come in many different sizes, shapes, and forms. Check out the teams go-to formula: "Out of all the hand sanitizer products we now have, I prefer our 3oz squeeze bottle. I can understand why the team wanted to come out with spray versions of our hand sanitizers, but I prefer the...
2020
09
June

Full-Face Looks with all Black-Owned Beauty Brands

 Who else needed some positivity with Beauty after a whirlwind of events this past week? With everything going on this week we felt it was more than the perfect time to showcase brands outside of our own that we have partnered with in the past and are also just fans of. We decided to create full-face looks dedicated to products from Black-Owned beauty brands. Check out the looks we created from brands such as Juvia's Place,...
2020
22
May

My Top 5 Fragrance-Free Products

If you have sensitive skin, but more importantly a sensitive nose like me, then you are definitely on the lookout for fragrance-free products. While we do use fragrance in some of our skin care and makeup, we do have a selection of fragrance-free items.  But let’s get one slightly misunderstood point about fragrance-free out of the way, these products may not necessarily be unscented, there is just no fragrance/parfum added in. So, for instance, many...
2020
19
May

2020 Prom Looks That We Love

Proms in 2020 may be closer to home than ever, but that doesn't mean that you can't get your glam on just like it was 2019! We've seen so much creativity unleashed during quarantine and we wanted to recreate some of our favorite looks and even get dressed up, because why not?! Check out our looks below. We were definitely feeling ourselves ;) PROM QUEEN  I had so much fun creating this prom look. With...
2020
08
May

5 Steps to the Perfect Home Spa Day for Mom

Mom's (and Dad's) have even more jobs than ever now that their kids are home and won't be going back to school for the rest of the year. Mom's are now full-time teachers and coaches as well as entertainment, chefs, and cleaners. Mother's Day needs a whole new level of celebration in 2020. Whether you are home with Mom or want to send her a package so she can do some self-care, here is 5-step...
2020
29
April

Day & Night Makeup Using One Palette ft. Glitch 2000 Eyeshadow

  When we created the first Glitch Palette we knew it would be special, but we didn't realize how accurate a glitch in 2020 would be. So we decided to create a sister palette, Glitch 2000, with neutrals and jewel tones to make the perfect pair. While we've been socially distancing and staying home so that we can stay safe, we have really been missing creating looks from day to night, since our days are...
2020
27
April

4 Steps to At Home Interview Makeup

Whether you are working for home, attending school from home, or preparing for that big interview from home, here are four simple steps to achieving a flawless look to shine through that computer screen. It can be difficult to show your true colors without a physical connection, but we gottchu Beauty! With the help of a few OFRA products, you will be on your way to killin’ it through the screen. 1. Apply Wet &...
2020
23
April

DIY's To Keep You Booked And Busy

Its a sign of the times that DIY's are back and cooler than ever. All that extra time you're saving not commuting is perfect for a new hobby, organizing, or whipping up a new recipe. We've been testing out some easy DIY's every Saturday on IG LIVE and so we thought we'd share what we've tried so far and share the results (and let you know what worked and what didn't (there's always a learning...
2020
09
April

By Samantha March: Swatches

By now, you know about our full collection launch with Samantha March. Samantha had a story to tell and we were so happy to help her create it. What better way to celebrate a new product than to swatch it? Check out an up-close look at each of her products and why they are my new faves.        Blush has always been a go-to of mine. I mean who doesn't love rosy cheeks?...
2020
07
April

We Are All Here For Eachother, Just At A Distance.

Here at OFRA Cosmetics, our main priority is to innovate and create products that you need to bring your beauty from the inside out. Beauties, by being a part of our family, we want to be there for you any way we can be. With everything going on, we decided to manufacture hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray, which we had been creating for our OFRA Fam internally. At times like right now, we know it...
2020
03
April

Home? Makeup Tips You Can Practice And Make Perfect

Seems like we'll be home for just a little while longer, so if you need something to do because your WFH routine is getting too routine, here are some makeup tips to perfect before that first night out with friends. I have a full list of restaurants that I can't wait to go out to! Our girl Shaq has been going LIVE on IG all week with her super informative tips for basic makeup application. Here's a rundown...
2020
02
April

We Used Everything in the By Samantha March Collection

Beauties, we've been zooming and keep our beauty routines pretty light these days (except for the occasional dress-up dinner at our local kitchen bar...literally the countertop in our kitchen) so our newest collab with Samantha March has become an easy go-to. These 2-in-1 products are so versatile and work for everyone from our office. Check out what everyone is loving and how they're mixing it in with their routine below!     I used Samantha's collection...
2020
27
March

WFH? Prep For Your Video Meetings Like A Pro

Whether you are working from home and conferencing with co-workers or video chatting to keep up with friends and family, video has become essential during these times to stay connected while we are apart. While we don't all have studio setups at home like our favorite Youtubers, here are some tips for looking like you do IRL  over a webcam.  1. Pick a good background  While picking your background for your call will enhance your...
2020
23
March

That's So 2020: An E-Girl Tutorial

When I heard we were doing E-Girl makeup the first thing I did was Google it (I know, Boomer right!) I had seen a few looks on TikTok, but wanted to know more. Once I researched, I was in love with the look and it was easy to create. The main idea is a beautiful, goth, colorful look... Lol, that’s the best way I can describe it.  I created my vibe for this look by...
2020
20
March

New Launch Alert: By Samantha March

  Did someone say NEW LAUNCH. You heard it correctly, Beauties. Say hello to our fabulous new collection, By Samantha March, created with the amazing Samantha March. Samantha, also known as @marchbeautyword, has built this collection with every Beauty in mind. While she has published eight women’s fiction novels and runs her Youtube Channel, Samantha has a love and passion for makeup. When she is not playing with her dog, Aries, you can find her...