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The Perfect Day to Night Makeup with Black Opal + Win A Trip to LA


What do you get when you combine my love for Sanaa Lathan, my quest for the simplest of makeup regimens and my newest obsession with upcoming thriller film “The Perfect Guy”? This here beauty tutorial. I went to see the film just two nights ago and while the story itself was captivating, I spent more time fawning over Sanaa Lathan’s perfect makeup looks. She’s the definition of an effortless beauty. Her character in the film, Leah Vaughn, is a lobbyist with an active love life. As such she regularly transitions from her more corporate daytime look to a sexier evening look for dinners with her love interest(s). I partnered up with Black Opal Cosmetics to do my own take on the “Perfect Day to Night Makeup” inspired by the film. Check it out.

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Living Life With Confidence + Win A Trip to Essence Fest


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It was a cloudy Friday morning and I was heading out to Randall’s Island in NYC for my very first summer music festival experience of 2015. The night before I had gotten my hair done in crochet braids for the first time and unbeknownst to me, the hair didn’t set properly enough to achieve the style I had hoped for. When I took down my flexi-rods and looked at myself in the mirror that morning, I wanted to cry. My hair was way bigger and way crazier than I’d ever seen it and immediately my confidence was shot. I was officially having a “bad hair day”. Not to mention, I was scheduled to take a shuttle bus to the festival with my friends and I was running incredibly late, trying to make fetch happen with what appeared to be a rat’s nest on my head. So I grabbed an afro pick and started teasing and brushing for dear life. I thought about how much fun I was planning to have that day and how excited I was to see my friends, and I tried to put my hair disaster at the back of my mind so I could prepare to head out.

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Contest: Attend Books & Brunch NYFW

BOOKS-BRUNCHAre you an up & coming fashion, beauty or lifestyle blogger who will be in NYC for NYFW? On Sunday, September 8th, Lianne Farbes (of The Makeup Girl) and I are co-hosting Books & Brunch. Our hostess is Tamika Newhouse, best-selling author and founder of Delphine Publications.  It will be an intimate event of fellow bloggers where we celebrate the female entrepreneur in all of us! Why is this important to you?

brunch1If you blog and you will be in the NYC area – we want to invite four of YOU to attend as our special guests!  All brunch expenses will be paid and you will have the opportunity to network with some of the coolest lifestyle bloggers in the city. All you have to do is fill out the form below by answering a few questions. Lianne and I will be picking 4 lucky bloggers to attend. Good luck and we hope to see you there!



Travel to New York is not provided, must have your own blog about fashion, lifestyle or beauty and be in the New York area September 8, 2013 to attend.  Contest ends September 5, 2013. Winners will be notifies shortly thereafter.