Finding The Ideal Orange Lip Color

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Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s color of the year, and we’re officially in the midst of Spring – Chicago’s dismal weather aside. Orange is sizzling hot right now for lips, cheeks, nails, and even eyes. Yes ma’am, just the other day I gave Make Up For Ever’s orange Aqua Cream a try on my eyelids under […]

My Lancome House of Color Video

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Part of the motivation for starting my blog was the fact that I wasn’t seeing a reflection of myself in the media. Five years ago, there was nobody looking like me in magazines or in advertisements. If you had told me five years ago — in the not-too-distant future, there’ll be natural haired women in […]

Gel Eyeliner FTW

Whew! I needed days of recovery after the madness that was Lollapalooza. More to come on this soon — you can read my first review here! Over the weekend I dealt with the extremes of Chicago weather. Rain on Friday and blistering heat Saturday and Sunday. But through it all, my eyemakeup stayed in tact. […]

Black Lipgloss. Who’d Have Thought?

It’s still summertime, kids – don’t let the back to school displays in stores fool you! It’s still all about bright, beautiful colors, sunshine, and popsicles. But at the makeup counter, something new and wicked this way comes. I’m hearing the new fall makeup lines will be quite gothy and dark and edgy. Oh my! […]

Fresh Fly Nailpolish Trends

Summertime is in full swing and it’s all about wearing your cutest sandals and letting your fingers and toes do the talking! I love the season, and it’s the perfect time to take risks with your safe, typical mani/pedi. Of course being a bella on a budget, you might be giving yourself a lot of […]

Makeup Muses at the MET

Did you see the photos from Monday night’s star-studded Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Black Voices and Concrete Loop did a great features of the red carpet glitz and glamour if you’re looking for makeup inspiration. You probably already know, Kanye’s lady Amber Rose was resplendent in red, and Rihanna looked […]