Fall Makeup, I am HERE For YOU

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I didn’t get it when I lived in a hot climate but now it’s going to be my third autumn in Chicago and I finally GET it. I get the anticipation of the changing seasons. I get the allure of autumn. It’s still sunny, but cool enough to layer. It’s the season for blazers and […]

Your Official Music Festival Fashion and Beauty Checklist

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This weekend is going to be an EPIC one for me – it’s Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago! Every year one of my best friends (and his lovely girlfriend) comes to stay with us, and we indulge in three days of music festival fun.  Lollapalooza is big, fun, diverse, and an event to be experienced. I […]

Lowkey Obsessed–It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush

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Lowkey obsessed – 1. To be secretly in the early, heady stages of infatuation with something or someone, the stage when you can’t stop thinking about said thing or person. 2. The feeling you get when you’re ready to tell the world about the new favorite thing you just discovered 3. The instant passion you […]

Beauty Tips for Ebony Skinned Bellas

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I often hear from bellas with deep skintones, who say they’re afraid of wearing the trendier colors of makeup. Heck, I think quite a few of us brown skinned beauties tend to play it safe when it comes to makeup. Here in Chicago I tend to see lots of golds, deep browns, and berry lips […]

Recent Reviews!

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Recently a reader left a comment here, along the lines of “I’m glad you’re doing hair posts again.” This sparked an internal guilt trip that I won’t recount in great detail, but I want to let you all know that I’m gonna try my bestest to do better. It’s hard out here for a full […]

Calling All Beautiful Black Women in NYC!

Just got word on this late today and had to pass it on ASAP! One of my favorite beauty brands, Make Up For Ever is having a real person casting call, and I hear they’re specifically looking for women with deeper skin tones! They’re looking for “very stylish NYC women.” Oooh, I know there’s a […]