Monday, October 26, 2015

Entertainment News: Hello by Adele

My girl is back with her first single off her upcoming album, 25. Adele has been laying low raising her baby.  She is back with new music, and I love it! Check out Hello below.






Friday, October 23, 2015

Hair Discussion: My Fro-Spiration



Many natural haired women feel when they go  return natural, they have to always have a fly hairstyle. If that is your style, fine, but don't feel pressured to always "style" your natural hair. An afro is an style itself. When I had natural hair discussions with women and many mention that they just went  returned natural and don't know what to do with their hair. When I mention just wear it out, they aggressively shake their head. Mostly because they are not quite comfortable with their hair texture in it entirety. They want to know the best cream, lotion, pomade, or gel to make their hair "look like that." I get asked what I used on my hair often, and often let people down, but it is mostly oils and natural butters; nothing fancy. What I want women to do is find inspiration. There are a few women who mainly rock afros like I do on a regular basis that serve an inspiration to me. Check these fab ladies out below.


Frankie, I Go by Frankie
www.igobyfrankie.com


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Solange


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Erykah Badu

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Michaela Angela Davis

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Folake Huntoon, Style Pantry
www.stylepantry.com


Julia Sarr-Jamois



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Diva's Fashion Guide: How to Wear Leggings

I came across this pictorial on Pinterest pinned by Mall of Style, and thought it was so needed! Now that fall is here, we want to be comfy and cozy. Leggings are a big part of that equation. HOWEVER, leggings can go wrong really quickly. Believe it or not, not all leggings are made the same and quality is key. Here are some tips on how to wear leggings.

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1. All Leggings Cannot Replace Pants

THEY.CAN.NOT. Some leggings are so sheer that you can see your panties through them. Not cute! Plus, how do you expect to stay warm in those? Choose thicker, firmer, more opaque fabrics if you're going to wear a leggings as pants paired with a shorter top. 

2. Opt for Fleece

Choose fleece lined leggings to wear with your fall and winter gear to keep you warm in the winter months. NOTE: Walgreens has these options for 2 for $10!

3. Liquid Leggings

Liquid leggings in a thicker fabric can jazz up a look. Pair with heels for a night on the town.


4. Cover the Holes

Many styles have these intricate hole details. Pair with a long tunic shirt for an edgy, but not risque look.

5. Pair with Skirts and Dresses

Fun legging under skirts and dresses can amp up a look.

6. Quality over Quantity

I've said this many time before on this blog. Just apply it to your entire life (lol). If your leggings are unwearable after a few uses, opt for a better quality fabric. I still have my fleece leggings for last season. Sometimes the extra bucks are worth it.



Use the pictorial above for reference, and stay fab!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Diva FOTD: Golds & Berries

So it has been a while since I posted a FOTD. All of these photos were in my last post where I gave 7 Tips for Wearing Makeup with Eyeglasses . That would have made it way longer! Get details on this look below while I search the 'net for a pore blurring product because mine look HUGE!


Eyes:

Black Radiance Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Black Radiance Continuous Color Pigment in Bronze
Covergirl Flamed Up Mega Flame Mascara
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Graphic Eyeliner Marker  
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown



Face:

Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer
NYX Indie Flick Lipstick (Color Correct)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW45
Black Radiance Soft Focus Powder in Milk Chocolate Finish
Black Radiance Baked Blush in Raspberry



Lips:

Covergirl Lip Lava in Look It's Lava!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Beauty Discussion: 7 Tips For Wearing Makeup with Eyeglasses

I love makeup. I also wear glasses. How do I choose makeup that won't disappear behind my specs? Some suggest contacts. Been there, done that, and my vision was worsening the longer I wore them. I've been in glasses since I was a pint sized diva, so I decided to embrace my lenses because they weren't going anywhere. Check out my tips for wearing makeup with eyeglasses.


Tip 1:
Choose colors that pop against your skin and from behind your frames. See the pop of gold? 


Tip 2:
I also make sure my eyebrows are groomed since they frame my face and my glasses. Even if I'm not wearing a full face, my brows stay  groomed.


Tip 3:
I sometimes choose a transition color that will peek above the top of my frames.



Also check how these ladies where glasses and makeup.

Monday, October 12, 2015

What I Wore: Leather Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans

This is my first real attempt of style blogging for the site.  I need more practice with lighting and posing, but practice makes perfect. 



I have been living in these boyfriend jeans from Gap. So comfy! For a laid back night at Main Event. I paired them with a sheer tank, color block heels and a red leather jacket I've had for ages.


I added silver jewelry and matching clutch to complete my look. 



Details:

Izod Leather Jacket: Similar here
Sheer H&M Tank: Similar here
Gap Boyfriend Jeans: Similar here
Colorblock Platforms: Similar here



Monday, October 5, 2015

The Latest in Beauty News: Solange Dishes Her Top 10 Beauty Rules to Lipstick

Solange is a woman of many talents. Often seen fresh faced with a pop color, she spilled all of her beauty secrets to Glamour Mag's beauty site, Lipstick.  Get deets below!




1. Experiment with your hair. 
My mom owned a hair salon in Houston. She didn’t have sitters, so she’d pick [my sister, Beyonce, and me] up from school, and we’d spend evenings there. We saw women cut their hair and get extensions the next day; the transformation was powerful. So when we were little, we both cut all our hair off, then we said, “Put it back!” She encouraged us to try things—that was huge.


2. Play with makeup.
I go for it—with color, shapes.... It doesn’t scare me, because I know it can come off.


3. Invest in inner beauty.
Every child should have access to education. When Kiehl’s asked me to collaborate on a design for its Line-Reducing Concentrate, I was super excited—the company has a long history of giving back. Proceeds go to organizations important to me: Son of a Saint, which helps fatherless boys in New Orleans and beyond; 14+ Foundation, which builds schools in Africa; and donorschoose.org for education programs.



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4. Celebrate your beauty icons. 
Diana Ross is a classic. She’s defined beauty in such a timeless, artful way.

5. When it comes to skin, do as Halle Berry does. 
Halle Berry has said she’s washed her face every night since she was 14. I heard that and thought, It’s time to get my sh-t together! She’s almost 50 and looks my age [29]. I’m trying to wash every night; I use Cetaphil and Epicuren.

6. Find a sunscreen you’ll wear—and wear it. 
I used to think, I’m black, I don’t need SPF—which is completely untrue. My issue with sunscreen was that weird white mask, but I love Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense because it doesn’t give me that.

7. Take a dance class for glow. 
Learning hip-hop choreography makes me feel super radiant, though I really embarrassed myself at my last class. It was in New Orleans—the people here are respectful, so there’s no evidence online!

8. Embrace humidity and “co-washing.”
I stand outside the shower and let the steam make my hair bigger. Also, I never really shampoo; I co-wash [use only conditioner] instead.

9. Let your signature look evolve. I used to be all about a vibrant lip, but in the past year I’ve put more focus on eyes.

10. Be inspired by your friends. I look to my group of incredibly beautiful and talented friends for inspiration. We all identify beauty by our own terms. And at the end of the day, no one takes themselves too seriously.




Friday, October 2, 2015

Beauty Discussion: What's In My Travel Makeup Case

Happy Friday! I'm going out of town this weekend, so what a perfect time to share what I;m taking with me. Get details below.


I used to carry a small,  black, hard case Caboodle when I had to travel with my makeup. It was not easy to pack, and I often had to carry it separately from my bag. On top of that, my toiletries wouldn't fit, so I would have to find another place to pack them. I picked up this two layer, soft, makeup case by Modella a month or two ago, and it has made traveling with toiletries and makeup so much easier. Check out what I have been taking with me below.


The top sip portion is dedicated to toiletries. I keep my cleansing lotion in one of the small bottles which allows me to leave the big bottle at home in the shower. In the other, I have my toner. In the little sleeve on the far right, I usually slide in a disposable razor or two. 


The bottom is equipped with an empty space and a zip compartment. The fabric is easy to clean whenever makeup gets on it.


Brushes

Real Techniques
Eco Tools
E.L.F

Face

MAC Studio Tech (NW 45)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW 45)
Remove Face Wipes

Brows

Anastasia Dip Brow (Dark Brown)

Eyes

Sephora Eyeliner (Matte Black)
Covergirl  Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara (Very Black Blaze)

Lips

MAC Touch 
Revlon Fabulous Fig (Matte)

Tools

Tweezers
Eyebrow Razor




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