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ZOYA Focus & Flair Collections for Fall 2015

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that ZOYA is one of my favorite nail polish brands and I’ve reviewed their products many times over the years. Fall is my favorite season so it’s only fitting that I feature ZOYA’s new collections for the season. As ususal, there are two […]

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My Mom Is Why

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Just shortly after Mother’s Day last year, my mother was stricken with an undiagnosed heart disease. Later this month, I will be walking in the 2015 Heart Walk KC to raise awareness and research funds for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans and African Americans, in particular, are at […]

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Bombshell Gift Guide: Brown Girl (and Guy) Owned Beauty Brands

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The holidays are upon us and holiday shopping is in full gear. Given the heartbreaking events in the news recently, many African Americans are demonstrating our economic strength by shifting our significant spending power to support Black owned businesses. I love luxe beauty gifts, so I thought I’d round up my top picks from Black owned […]

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Cyber Monday Beauty Steals and Deals!

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It’s that time of year again – CYBER MONDAY! This is a great time to try out new products and stock up on old favorites at a discounted price. For many brands, this is the only time of year they offer discounts. Rather than list every Cyber Monda deal under the sun, I’ve curated a […]

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Nude Shadows for Brown Skin

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There are few things that I utilize more in my makeup arsenal than nude and neutral eyeshadows. I LIVE for a bold lip color, so a nude eye is necessary to balance things out. But don’t think that a nude eye look has to be boring. With the right shade and texture, not to mention […]

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Miracle Face Masks

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I feel like face masks are often the unsung heroes of skin care. Most low maintenance women I know have a face wash and moisturizer in their medicine cabinet. Heck, they’ve even got a face scrub they use regularly. But how many are using a face mask on the regular? Far too few. I’ll admit that […]

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OYIN Handmade boing! Styling Cream

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I’m a big fan of Oyin Handmade products (their Hair Dew, Sugar Pomade and Juices & Berries stay in rotation) for keeping my hair hydrated, but I hadn’t tried any of the brand’s styling products. I rock twist-outs on a pretty regular basis, so I was excited to try Oyin’s new boing! Styling Cream. Designed for […]

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Hot Stuff: Summer Beauty Must Haves

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  I know it’s barely spring, but all the recent beauty releases have me thinking forward to summer! For me, summer beauty is all about effortless glam, glowing skin and incorporating beauty brights into my look. Take a peek at the products that I plan to add to my beauty arsenal this summer: Laura Mercier […]

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