Finding a foundation that matches your skin perfectly is hard for most people, especially women of color. I’m constantly looking for a foundation that is deep enough, doesn’t have red undertones (because most darker shades do for some reason), and lastly won’t leave behind a weird grayish-or ashy undertone. A few months back I did a photoshoot at Sephora and got to get my face glammed with all Smashbox cosmetics. While there was a few products I really liked, the foundation was definitely my favorite by far. I ended up purchasing it in shade 9 and I have been using it for a few months now.
Product Description: Like most foundations, this product comes in a small glass foundation tube with a pump applicator that makes it super easy to use. It’s a light- medium coverage foundation.
Price: $42 (available at Sephora and Ulta)
Application: I applied it as I do most of my foundations, using my short round kabuki brush all over my face over my face primer.
Black Turtleneck Shirt // Textured Skirt // Fluffy Coat
It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost over! So much to be grateful for from this year and excited for going into the new year! (more…)
The holidays are here and when it comes to beauty, that means special limited edition items! I’m already a fan of several Tarte products so when I recently got the opportunity to try their holidaze limited edition products I jumped at the chance.
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s only a matter of time before the family and work holiday parties begin. They are often one of the social events of the year, where we get to let our hair down and spend time with our nearest and dearest. So obviously we all want to look our best. The key is to start planning your look early to fully prepare yourself for such an important occasion. You’ve probably already sorted out your outfit, but have you thought about your holiday hair and makeup? Your everyday look just won’t do and this is the ideal opportunity for you to experiment with bold makeup styles and colors. Here is a number of party hair and beauty ideas to make you the belle of the ball at your holiday party this year.
Just like the holidays seem to come earlier each year, so do Black Friday deals. More and more retailers are opting to start their Black Friday Deals online and before “friday” to cut down on some of the instore craziness (and boredom of siting around while waiting for the food to be done on Thanksgiving. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know Shopbop is one of my favorite online retailers (my whole outfit in the picture above is from there lol!) so you know I’ll be shopping that sale for sure. In addition to Shopbop, other retailers like Asos and Macy’s are also starting the black friday deals early as well. Here’s a list of some of my favorite retailers having pre black friday sales going on now! (more…)
As a southern born girl I hate the cold but love the fall and winter accessories. Living in New York City the past few years I’ve learned the value of a good coat! Having both style and functionality is KEY. You want something that will keep you warm in the various parts of Fall and Winter (light jacket, medium jacket, and walking sleeping bag jacket is how I like to think of it). But since your outfit is covered up by a coat most of the day, you also want it to be cute! No matter where you live, you’ll probably end up wearing a coat for at least a little bit during the year, so it might as well be something you love. This year the leather moto jacket was a super big trend (I myself went out and bought this leather jacket from Shopbop during their last sale). In addition to the leather jacket, bombers, trench, oversized, and even blazers were also popular. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite in each style to share with you. Keep reading to see my picks for this season’s jacket trends!
Product: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
To be honest, I only recently heard about Hourglass cosmetics within the last year or so. I was curious about the brand so when I got the opportunity to receive a few of their products for review consideration I was really excited. I was sent the Immaculate liquid powder mattifying oil free foundation (try saying that name three times fast). As the name suggests, this foundation is designed to work as a mattifying foundation with a “liquid to powder” finish (wish I knew about this product during the summer!!). It comes in a slender tube container with a pump applicator top (yass!! three snaps for a pump!!). I was given the two darkest shades which are “sable” and “chestnut.” Immediately I could tell sable was too light and chestnut just BARELY fit my complexion (I added a little bronzer to the outter edge of my face to help it blend).
Details: Olive Dress | Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots | Black Hat | Necklace
I’ve been really into wearing over the knee boots (or OTK for short) since last winter. I got these brown leather Dolce Vita boots from Shopbop last year (they’re sold out now but you can still get them on sale here). In the past I always styled my OTK boots with leggings or jeans, but I recently got into wearing them with dresses. The dress I wore here is from Necessary Clothing (btw if you like it you should get it now because it’s almost sold out!) . The dress has a mock neck top and a curved hemline that ends with two slits on the side. It is made to fit really snug and show off all your curves. I decided to size up in order to have it slightly less “painted on” looking lol.
3 Tips for Styling Over the Knee Boots: (more…)
It’s pretty obvious that the world is in love with (or maybe we’re all just jealous). It is hard to see the difference at times but one thing for sure is that we can’t seem to get enough of their style. From their shoes to their hair, we’re always trying to steal their style. (more…)