When it comes to closet staples, there are quite a few pieces that I consider non-negotiable in a fashionista’s closet. Blazers, tailored pants and a great-fitting dress are three of those staples. I have each of these pieces in white because it’s a classic color, easy to mix and match and it looks so crisp and clean!
In case you’re wondering how you can incorporate a white piece into your wardrobe (outside of the classic white oxford), here’s how to do it, featuring some simple pieces that you can easily find at your favorite store:
So you guys may remember earlier this month that I did a Sick Site Spotlight featuring new online beauty destination DooBop.com. Aside from being obsessed with their ncLA nail wraps and the entire premise of the site, I decided to take a stab at their Doo You Bop club as well. With any subscription service, I like to give it at least a 30 day test run before sharing my opinions on it. I tried it out this month and here are my thoughts:
The idea behind Doo You Bopis that for $15/month you receive VIP treatment by way of product recommendations, personal service and product discounts. If you’re a beauty junkie who likes a little bit of direction about which products to try out next (and something tailored to you as opposed to just lumped into a monthly box) then this is a great service for you.
So the main claims for the Sacred Tiare collection is that it is ideal for those with frizzy, dry or damaged hair. It has been proven to prevent and stop excessive shedding and breakage, and it smoothes frizz.
This weekend I celebrated my Memorial Day by soaking in the sun and sights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Dance Africa festival in Brooklyn. If you’re an old school fan of LoveBrownSugar you probably remember my post about the BAM Festival in 2011.
It’s one of my absolute favorite street festivals in NYC. It takes place every year at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and in addition to live dance performances there is a HUGE outdoor bazaar with food vendors, clothing, beauty products, jewelry and everything else under the sun. Check out the sights from the BAM Dance Africa Festival:
Happy Friday guys! Super stoked for the long holiday weekend. For you ladies who might be looking to experiment a little this weekend, this week’s Fashion And BeautyFriday (#FABFriday) look is orange lips! I’ll be completely honest, when I found out this week’s themes was orange lips I was a little scared. I’ve only worn orange lipstick once and I honestly never stray far away from red or pink. But I was pleasantly surprised! Check out how I got the look:
So first let’s start with the main products. I decided to experiment with two different shades. The first is from LiSi Cosmetics. You guys may remember this brand from my nail polish launch a few years ago. I used their lipstick in SUPERSTAR which is a deep orangey-brown nude color and way less intimidating than most oranges.
I was introduced to Fashion To Figure two years ago when I was invited to attend the BET Awards in LA for the first time. I was scrambling around trying to find a dress and was offered the opportunity to try out a few pieces by new (at the time) plus size brand Fashion To Figure. I wanted something chic and glamorous but still comfortable. After all, it was my first trip to LA and my first time covering the red carpet at an Awards show for LoveBrownSugar.com.
Last month I had the opportunity to try give the new Beautiful Textures Naturally Straight Texture Manageability™ System a try on my hair. One of the main reasons I decided to go natural is because I thought it was a healthier and more affordable way to get the type of hair versatility that I wanted. The beauty of natural hair is that you can get the straight look without the permanence of straightening with a relaxer.
So you guys know how obsessed I am with these new Afropolitan nail wraps from Doo Bop & ncLA. I raved about them two weeks ago after doing a full set. The cool thing about the ncLA nail wraps is that they give you enough wraps to do more than one manicure. After doing both hands of full ankara, I had enough wraps left to do a mixed print manicure with both nail color from Maybelline and the wraps. See below for 5 easy steps to creating this mixed print ankara manicure look at home:
This week’s Fashion And Beauty Friday (#FABFriday) post is about tribal prints. There are so many different interpretations of this look, I wasn’t even sure which outfit to post about! But the cool thing is that because the tribal printed theme is so undefined and open to interpretation, you can rock the trend any way you like.