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Makeup November 8, 2017

My Lip Gloss Game Has Been Amplified Thanks to Maybelline’s Vivid Hot Lacquer!

As you know, I’ve been on a serious mission for some time now to bring lip gloss back, so when I recently stumbled across the phenomenal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses ($8) by Maybelline I just had to write about them. I initially saw the collection on the runway during Naeem Khan’s Spring / Summer 2018 runway show – a bit has changed since I last checked in and I am actually the new Director of Public Relations for…

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Makeup July 10, 2017

Wild Eye Shadow + Lip Color Inspiration for a Night Out!

Now, you all know I prefer a natural looking beat with not too many frills, however, I’ll be headed to Las Vegas at the end of this week for my girl Natalie’s birthday and well—when in Vegas! The trip inspired me to dust off my eye shadow palettes and put together some fun looks for the upcoming festivities in Sin City.  On it’s own, eye shadow can alter your entire look so when wearing it — you have to do…

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Makeup June 30, 2017

What’s In My Makeup Bag? A Gif Tutorial of My Everyday Makeup Routine!

Lately I have been getting a lot of compliments on my skin and how natural my makeup looks, which makes me so happy. I’ve of course gone through all the phases with my makeup like using a foundation that is several shades too light, going overboard on bronzer, using a brow pencil that is just too dark–you name it. So the fact that I’ve finally gotten my makeup routine down to something that truly suits me, and that I can do…

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Makeup June 12, 2017

Go Bold with Liquid Courage Cosmetics!

I wouldn’t consider myself to be fearless. Not by any means. I can give you a list of all that scares me–but courage on the other hand, that’s something I’ve always had. My fears have never stopped me from taking a leap of faith and trying things I might fail. Courage is defined as “the ability to do something that frightens one.” Often times as successful women we are fearful, yet always courageous.  Roshell Rinkins, founder of Liquid Courage Cosmetics…

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Makeup Skincare June 6, 2017

How To: Make Your Own BB Cream

I honestly thought BB cream just wasn’t made for me, or women with darker skin tones for that matter. I tried a number of different brands, even some that claim to be for black women to no avail, everything just made my skin look ashy with a slight white cast. So I threw in the towel, that is — until recently. Of course as the warmer months roll around (very slowly here in NYC) I’ve seen so many stories pop…

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Makeup Nails May 16, 2017

HOT Pink Gel Nail Polish for Summer by WAVEGEL

It’s finally hot in NYC and so are my finger nails! I wasted no time getting a bright hue for the warmer months and got my manicure done in a fun hot pink by WAVEGEL in “Purple Pepper.” I tried a new nail salon, 28 Nail, by my office and decided to go for something new to fête the change of season. As you know, I’m typically a Gelish girl when it comes to my gel manicures. I’ve dabbled in OPI,…

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Makeup April 12, 2017

New Red Alert! LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick

You all know I love a strong red lip. My go-to is generally Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, but when I find other good reds I have to give them a shoutout. I recently got my hands on the LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick ($10) in my March Birchbox and brought it along with me to Cuba. I had never previously heard of the brand LOC and was pleasantly surprised at just how pigmented the color was. It’s just the…

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Makeup April 6, 2017

3 Glossier Products I’ll Be Rocking All Summer ’17

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When it comes to clothing I don’t necessarily have a typical “uniform,” I’d consider myself more of a style “chameleon” if you will, and dress depending particularly on my mood. Makeup on the other hand, I keep pretty routine on a day-to-day basis. I have a specific no-fuss look I like to maintain, that still makes a statement. In the summer I gravitate towards lightweight products but keep the formula for my face beat consistent–bold brows, rosy cheeks and a highlight.…

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Makeup March 10, 2017

The Best Concealer for Achieving the Perfect ‘No Makeup’ Makeup Look

It’s freezing out right now, but you know what? I’m going to hold on to hopes of warmer days ahead. Therefore, it’s time for me to start thinking of and purchasing beauty products that will be beneficial in the summer. A few months ago I walked in to Sephora specifically to purchase the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30)– everyone has it, everyone loves it and I wanted to try it for myself. I surprisingly wasn’t big on concealer prior to this, I…

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