Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick Review

Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Ahhh, vampy mattes. I can’t help but love how edgy and sexy they look. But I hate that they don’t always perform so well. The latest vampy addition to my collection is the Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick and despite the price tag it suffers the same vampy matte lip woes as other shades I’ve tried. Le sigh.

New ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks + Restock!

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lips

Ready for yet another ColourPop release? No? Girl, me either! I’m starting to dread opening emails from them because it almost always leads to me opening my browser and adding a handful of stuff I don’t need to my cart. I kid you not. It happens like every single time. I’d lie and say that I’m over it but the next tab over would determine that’s a lie because it’s loaded with $41 worth of holiday goodies and new liquid lipsticks. I’m terrible!


ColourPop x ItsMyRayeRaye Collection Now Available!

ColourPop x ItsMyRayeRaye

ColourPop is on a roll this year! The budget beauty brand recently announced that they’ve partnered with the stunning beauty vlogger ItsMyRayeRaye for a limited edition set of lippies that you don’t want to miss. The collection includes:

  • RAYEzor Lippie Pencil warm peachy nude in a matte finish
  • RAYEzor Lippie Stix warm peachy nude in a matte finish
  • StingRAYE Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick cool toned mauve brown


Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss Swatches

Rimmel 29, 30, 31, 32, 51 Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss

Man, there’s some really great drugstore lipsticks out there! I’ll always be a high end makeup junkie but trips to CVS for Shea Moisture soap or cotton pads almost always turns into a haul-fest with lipsticks and such everywhere. Recently, I came across a few new shades of Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Kate Moss while browsing the Rimmel goodies and got suckered into picking up 5 of them. I don’t regret a thing!

5 Liquid Lipsticks for Fall

NYX Transylvania Soft Matte Cream Lipstick, Sephora 15 Polished Purple Cream Lip Stain, ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick, Kat Von D Bauhau5 Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, NYX Vintage Liquid Cream Suede Lipstick

And lastly, we have liquid lipsticks. I know there’s someone out there like me that’s still obsessing over liquid lipsticks. Do they take a little extra time and effort to apply? Yes. Is the time and effort worth it? Absolutely! Liquid lipsticks just look fierce and some formulas last all day long. Which is why I can’t get enough of them and why I just had to share my top 5 picks this fall.

Sephora Black Friday 2015 Deals


Thanksgiving is less than a week away and you know what that mean. Full bellies, lots of laughs and some pretty amazing shopping deals are coming your way. First out the gate is Sephora with their $10 door busters for Black Friday this year. There’s a few that’s online only but the rest are available in stores and online and will be going live Friday, November 27th, until supplies last.

Will you be grabbing any of Sephora’s $10 Black Friday deals this year?

African Royale Hot Six Oil Review

African Royale Hot Six Oil

When you have thick, curly hair, it’s almost inevitable that you become addicted to oils. Olive oil, castor oil, jojoba oil–there’s so many to choose from. And I’ve tried just about all of them. The only that my hair loves more than water and conditioner is oil. Oils instantly moisturize, add shine and lock in moisture while conditioning hair over time. I live for moisturizing and sealing and adding oils to my deep conditioner so they’re a huge part of my haircare routine.

My holy grail oil is a rich blend created by African Royale called Hot Six Oil. It earns the name from its versatility as its suitable for the hair, body and skin and can even be used as a hot oil treatment. Which is totally believable because Hot Six Oil is formulated with pretty much every great natural ingredient you can think of. There’s a blend of oils including olive, castor, sweet almond and more. Plus other goodies, like Vitamins A, E and D as well as henna and ginseng. Basically, everything under the kitchen sink that nature has to offer to keep your tresses healthy and shiny.


Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick Review

Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick

You know what I’ve been wearing a lot lately? Nude lips. Now that brands are finally stepping away from the “one nude lipstick fits all” model it’s become much more easier to embrace nudes. Especially for us brown skin gals. Today, there’s a wide range of deep browns, funky grieges and more that add a twist to the classic nude lip. Not to mention, making them easier to wear. A huge plus for me!


Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner Review

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner

There’s many different things that can hinder retention and one of the most common is a lack of moisture. I’m big on moisturizing and sealing my hair regularly because it’s an easy way to make sure I’m keeping my tresses hydrated and healthy–especially my ends. My relaxed hair is very thick and dry so I heavily rely on a good leave-in conditioner to moisturize my hair and keep it healthy.

During a recent trip to Sally Beauty, I came across the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner. The Creme of Nature Argan Oil line is very popular among natural and relaxed hair gals so I was a bit curious to see how the leave-in would work for me. My hair loves argan oil and conditioner so it had to be a match made in heaven, right?


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