Going Into 2018 Like…

Over the holidays, when I caught a break, I sat down to watch for the millionth time one of my all time favorite movies, Mahogany.  The very premise of this film, if you’ve never seen it, is about having fierce determination for your dreams and aspirations and what happens when your reach success and what it really means to be…
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Winter Skin 101: Hydrating With Dior Hydra Life Balm Mask

We just had our first “snowstorm” in my area about two weekends ago.  Although, it didn’t do much in my neck of the woods (weather people are so freakin’ dramatic), the colder temps got me to thinking about what I need to do to keep my skin in top shape and to not let it get dehydrated. With my normal…
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K Beauty Series: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

When Korean beauty products became all the rage, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon right off.  My first knowledge of “K-beauty” as it’s referred to, were BB and CC creams.  Of course, being a woman of color, I knew those products didn’t have “me” in mind and that was okay as I was partial to my favorite foundations and tinted…
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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Got Five Star Ratings

If you’re a fanatic about skin care, you know that proper sleep is hella important and key to healthy skin, right?  You also know that the skin does most of it’s work at night when we are trying to catch those wondrous “z’s!”  So having a product on hand that promises to deliver the results you seek is worth trying…
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Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Makeup Collection

So, I rarely go for “celebrity collabs” with established beauty brands.  I don’t know why, but it’s like I’ve developed a subliminal aversion to these types of things.  Go figure.  Not sure how I actually found about the collaboration between former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham and Estée Lauder, but I became increasingly intrigued when I saw the collection browsing the…
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Inside Out Beauty with Moon Juice Dusts & Pearl Powder

In my quest to up my wellness game, I’ve been eyeing Moon Juice products for a while.  I’ve read so many articles about the products and its founder, Amanda Chantal Bacon, and I love her philosophy on health and wellness.  Listening to her, she made a point to say wellness should be a fun, learning exploration and not always a…
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Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

I’ve had oily skin since I was a teen and if you ask anyone with oily skin, they’d tell you that they avoided any product with oil in it like the plaque.  That was just how it was.  I remember when I started working at my local MAC counter back in the day, I over heard a conversation between two…
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Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick

When makeup artist to the gawds, Pat McGrath, dropped hints on the interwebs about her next release of beauty gems, the world waited with a collected baited breath.  I fainted when I found out that “Mother” as she is known, was going to unleash a limited-edition collection of matte lipsticks, know as MatteTrance. If you follow “Mother” on Instagram (@patmcgrathreal),…
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On The List: Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Road Movie & Giorgio Armani Luminous …

I have to be completely honest, I haven’t shopped a seasonal makeup collection in years.  I will pull up blog posts and articles online to see what’s coming, but that’s the extend of it.  So, when I did just that a few weeks ago, I came across the new collection for Chanel.  Let’s just say that I gagged!! 
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When Your Teeth Shine Bright Like Diamonds, Naturally

Beauty is more than the latest eye shadow palette or cult status skin care serum.  Having healthy and beautiful teeth can kick up your beauty factor into the stratosphere.  And I’m not talking about super straight, gleaming super white Hollywood teeth, either.  I’m talking about when your teeth are healthy and fit your personality! If you’re in the frame of…
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The Mystery of The Red Lip

I should have titled this, "The Mystery of the Red Lip and how to chose your red" because even in this day, finding the perfect red for you is still a mystery for some.  So when I mention the word "mystery" I mean, the allure of a red lip in and of itself and the mystery of finding a red…
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Skin Care Spotlight: Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Moisture …

When it comes to skin care, there is always a trending ingredient that seems to take center stage.  The star ingredient is thrust into the beauty spotlight as the ingredient your skin never knew it needed and within a matter of months or even weeks, you see it in every product imaginable.  One such ingredient is hyaluronic acid.  Truth be…
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Picking Berries

I know we are in the middle of a heat wave, so the last thing to talk about are dark lips. But hear me out. I do a lot of wedding makeup for brides and there is one color in my kit that seems to work for all those who sit in my chair and that color is berry. Berry…
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