Ombre Lip Tutorial

ombre lip

Ombre lip colors and combinations have been all the rage for a while now.  They are the perfect way to introduce creativity and flair into your lipstick routine, and add a pop of color when you want some added drama! What I love most this lip is that it helps make any lip color more wearable on darker skin–by putting the lightest shade in the very center of the lips and keeping the rest of the lip darker, an ombre lip seamlessly blends the most dramatic colors while still making a statement.  Added bonus: ombre lip combos also help add volume and plump lips for a poutier look.

Thank you all so much for the positive feedback on my Black History Month video!  I got a bunch of questions about the brown ombre lip color that I was wearing in the video, so I decided to come on and do a quick video!  I used two liquid lipsticks and a brown lip liner to do this lip, so it is super simple especially since these colors are not rare.

P R O D U C T S   F E A T U R E D

Coloured Raine Liquid Lipstick, Suede, HERE

Coloured Raine Liquid Lipstick, Truffle Raine, HERE

NYX Lip Liner, Chestnut, HERE

Watch the Tutorial Below!





Braids and Twists: Best Hair Productsbraids and twists

I get asked all the time about my hair, especially about how to maintain braids and twists and keep them looking nice and new so long! I wanted to come on and talk about my go to hair products for maintaining braids and twists and keeping them clean.  Some of these products are also great for making sure that you keep your scalp healthy whenever you wear these protective styles, because that is the key for hair growth.  Most of the products that I mention can be found in drugstores, or your local beauty supply, but I have linked them below in case you do not have access to them where you live or go to school.  I hope you find this guide helpful.  Be sure to watch the video below for my tips and tricks, and how to use these products to maintain your braids and twists!  Enjoy 🙂

P R O D U C T S   F E A T U R E D

Nozzled Bottle, HERE
Spray Bottle, HERE
Sulfate Free Cleanser, HERE
Nutiva Coconut Oil, HERE
ORS Olive Oil Sheen Spray, HERE
Creme of Nature Shine Mousse, HERE
Carol’s Daughter Finishing Shine Mist (SOLD OUT)


Watch for Braid Maintenance Tips and Tricks!



Vampy Lip for Dark Skin: Coloured Raine Tootsie Liquid Lipstick

vampy lip for dark skin

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog 🙂 I wanted to come on and film this video sort of like a goodbye to Winter (hopefully we will be saying hello to Spring soon!)  This is a reddish brown vampy lip that I have been LOVING recently and so I wanted to come on and share it with all of you.  What I love most about this look is how wearable it is for an everyday look this season, just shopping or going out to lunch or coffee, but it is also super glam! You could easily transition this look for a night out on the town, or keep it as is for a date or dinner with the girls 🙂 the liquid lipstick is budge proof, and wears very comfortably so it is worry free! Another great thing about this Vampy Red Lip: it is a gorgeous dramatic vampy color on so many skintones, even darker ones like mine.  Be sure to watch the makeup tutorial below to get the look! Enjoy 🙂

P R O D U C T S   F E A T U R E D

– e y e s –

LOREAL Infallible Shadow, Deep Mocha, (brows)
MUFE Brow Seal, HERE
Too Faced Natural Matte Palette,
L’OREAL Liquid Pencil Liner, Carbon Black
NYC Color Liquid Liner, 887 (Matte Black)
Cherishlook Lashes, WSP (2 PAIRS STACKED), HERE
– f a c e –

Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
Bare Minerals Original Primer, HERE
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, 177, HERE 175, HERE
Maybelline FitMe Concealer, Cafe, HERE
BlackUp Cosmetics, Radiance Concealer, HERE
Sacha Cosmetics, Buttercup Powder, HERE
Black Radiance Powder, Ebony, HERE
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Dark, HERE
Sleek Blush by 3 Palette, Flame, “Bonfire” and “Molten,” HERE
Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray, HERE
MAC Cosmetics, “Oh Darling”
Cherishlook Lashes, WSP (2 PAIRS STACKED), HERE

– l i p s –

NYX Lip Liner, Chestnut
Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint, Tootsie, HERE
– t o o l s –

NARS Ita Brush, HERE
Sigma E50, HERE
Sigma E45, HERE
Sigma E40, HERE

Watch the Makeup Tutorial



Collective Makeup Haul: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Colourpop, Kat Von D

collective makeup haul

Hey guys! I did a pretty big makeup haul and I wanted to come on and show you all what I  picked up. This makeup haul was particularly satisfying because I finally got my hands on some products that I have been eyeing for a long time!  I am actually really happy with the products I picked up now that I have had the chance to try them.  I was worried at first because a bunch of these products are super hyped on social media, and I was afraid that they wouldn’t live up to their reps—but gladly they do!

p r o d u c t s   m e n t i o n e d

Bareminerals Foundation, Warm Dark, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators
-so hollywood, HERE
-peach nectar, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush, #23, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss
-sepia, HERE
-fudge, HERE
Kat Von D, Shade and Light Eyeshadow Palette, HERE
Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks
-kapow, HERE
-limbo, HERE
-tulle, HERE
Kiko Water Eyeshadow, 208, 204, 200, HERE

Be sure to watch the haul video below and let me know what you think!

Watch the Collective Makeup Haul Here!



Skincare Haul: Skincare for Oily Skin Series

skincare for oily skin

Hey guys! I wanted to come on and do a skincare haul talking about some of my recent purchases and repurchases.  I have really been passionate about taking better care of my skin recently, especially since I had some breakouts, and so I wanted to take you all along on my journey.  I got a misx of things, from cleanser, to toner to masks, and I feel like I will be able to build a really strong regimen with this.  I will definitely follow up with a skincare routine once I have had a chance to “spend time” with these products.  Definitely comment any requests, watch the video and share your own favorites!  Enjoy 🙂

P R O D U C T S   F E A T U R E D

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, HERE
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, HERE
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, HERE
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, HERE
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, HERE
Kiehl’s Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel, HERE
Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, HERE
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, HERE
First Aid Beauty, Facial Radiance Pads, HERE
First Aid Beauty, Skin Rescue Purifying Mask, HERE


Watch the Haul Below!


I filmed my skincare routine a while ago, so definitely check it out below! I have since changed a lot of the products, but the methods are still essentially the same.  Look out for the updated version 🙂

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