Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams: August 2015

BLACK LIPSTICK: PAGAN ANGEL BY FERGIE


fergie pagan angel black lipstick

Well here I am. Doing something I seriously told myself that I would not do! And that is wear black lipstick. But this week I've ran into some beautiful photos on Pinterest and I just couldn't help myself. I had to give it a try. 

A couple of weeks ago while I was at Walgreens I saw that Wet n' Wild had a black lipstick in the Fergie line and for less than $3 it was worth a try. The color is called Pagan Angel. Honestly I thought the black lipstick phase was going to be short lived but as I see this is still going strong. I was definitely a little skeptical to wear it but honestly I'm all about telling people to step out of their comfort zone when it comes to makeup so I had to do the same for myself. 

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SULTRY BLUE SMOKEY EYES

smokey blue eyes for black brown women woman

I absolutely adore a good smokey eye. It's classic and in my opinion a timeless look. Everyone can wear it when catered to their eye shape and needs. And for today's eyes I went with something a little more dramatic, which would be perfect for a special occasion or a girl's night out. Actually it would be perfect for one of those days that you just feel like looking fabulous. I mean, why not?!

I know that a smokey eye can be super scary, but once you get the hang of it, you will love it too! Honestly the key to the perfect smokey eye is to BLEND! I know you've heard this before but blending is key for any eye look. I personally love the #224 and #217 brushes from MAC. These will allow you to achieve any look while depositing color and blending.

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THE GODDESS BRAID ON NATURAL HAIR

goddess braid natural hair

 Much like everyone else I have been obsessed with the goddess braids. But what I really love about it is how it wraps around the head (which could also have the name of "halo braids"). This can be fairly simple to achieve if you have the braiding skills of a goddess....and I don't. So it took me a minute to get a hang of it.

I brought some hair to the front and left some in the back. I then began to braid it from the back towards the front. This is one of those things that it doesn't matter how many videos you watch, or blog posts you read, you'll just have to get to it and try it for yourself.

In the end it turns out to be an effortless hairstyle that anyone can rock at any time during the day or night. Well it's supposed to be effortless but if you're like me, it might take a little more to achieve it.

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RED LIPS FOR FALL: BROWN GIRL EDITION

red lipstick for black women woman fall

Sadly summer is slowly coming to an end. I'll miss it dearly, only because living in MN during the winter months can be pure torture! But even though my favorite season is coming to an end, I must admit that I do enjoy fall. I love watching the leafs change color and I also love the feeling that fall brings.

And with a new season comes new makeup and fashion trends. Today I'm definitely rocking a lip combo for fall. 
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Natural Hair Chronicles: Annie Quick Weave by Outre

annie half wig outre natural hair

About 4 years ago I decided to go natural. I made the decision only after finding out that I was pregnant. In my mind I didn't want to expose my baby to all of the chemicals, At the time the natural hair "movement" was just starting. So I had little, but enough info on youtube to make my transition as smooth as possible!
I have been natural ever since. I've had my fair share of frustration with my hair, but overall my hair is the healthiest it has ever been. Not gonna lie, sometimes I miss the convenience and easy of permed hair but I know I would be really mad at myself if I went that route again. At least I'm not ready to go back to that right now. 

With that being said being natural can make it a little bit more difficult to find protective styling that works with my hair texture without me having to straighten my hair, 

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