If you know or follow me, you know I love makeup! I was super excited when Shayla Mitchell, aka MAKEUPSHAYLA on Instagram had another collar with another affordable brand, COLOURPOP!
I love the visuals and merchandising, but from following her over the years, it’s extremely important to support women of color in the beauty industry and of influence and more importantly, those around, everyday.
The collaboration has a pallet, 3 lipsticks, lip gloss and 2 highlighters. I purchased the bundle (everything) for $59! Such a great deal!
The quality is extremely good for an affordable brand. The eyeshadows are as pigmented in person as they are on YouTube, easy to blend and the lips are extremely creamy!
Check out this look I did with roses and golds in the pallet, perfect for Mother’s Day. You can check out other looks on her YouTube channel. I’ll definitely be wearing this all summer!
Nicole Dillon was Teacher of the Year at Oglethorpe Charter School. Nicole is definitely the “Do-It-All” woman. She has an enormous heart and oozes a joyous personality. I captured her personality for the night in a bold Calvin Klein dress from Roz and Ali and all of her gifted accessories from Dillards.
Nicole is a gem, so bright gemstone colors are beautiful against her chocolate skin. This was a perfect look for an evening of recognition, but can be worn on a date night, church or any of her speaking engagements!
Dr. Laura Hooks was Teacher of the Year at West Chatham Middle School. She’s a woman who knows what she likes and what she wants, just needed a little help mixing, matching and assembling. I’d describe her personality as a subtle cool. The woman who loves to relax, but definitely knows how to have fun.
I picked out a great floral dress from Harper in Savannah for her. It’s bright, light and fun. I gave her two options of dressing it up for date night with her hubby or with a jean jacket and flats for walking the streets of downtown Savannah. All of her accessories were gifted from Dillard’s.
Red on Red has been a fall trend this year and I have to say i’ve been dying to find the perfect shades to wear pair together. What better time to be ultra festive in red than the holidays. I love this look! It’s flirty, sporty, bold, sassy, don’t mess with me, don’t mess with my man and giving me some salsa vibes.
Holiday parties and formals are in full swing now that December is here. I’ve got the perfect look for your corporate holiday gathering or a night out on the town with your girlfriends or beau. Think Bold…Bright…Striking, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. This look was under $75.
The weather is changing, leaves are getting darker…and (in Rafiki’s voice) it is time for dark and seasonal lips. Berries, wine, oranges, plums. I got ’em all. Granted, you can wear any lipstick color you want any time of the year, but here are some sure fire hits for Autumn AND they are all affordable (less than $10, most $5)…with TWO Mac options. You’ll definitely notice some are dupes of each other!
There’s something about bright, bold colors and prints that exudes confidence. African attire screams confidence and pride. African clothing is well made, on a sowing machine and not mass produced. The patterns and prints are contemporary, dramatic, stimulating and eye-catching. How can you not feel confident in that?!
I got loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA.
Seen on Me:
But not Naija. Then again….
DISCLAIMER: If you wear florals….bees will pursue you. #issafact #isquealed and #ifled
I get excited after finding expensive brands in the thrift store, but when it’s a homemade article of clothing? Psshhh, snatch. I’m not sure who gave away this bold, gorgeous, well hemmed, fully lined full skirt that captures the breeze. BUT THANK YOU!
Paired with a simple white top. Minimum accessories. Strappy Sandal/Heels. You can be bad and boujee or classy and sassy in this look. #issawin
Seen On Me:
Full Floral Skirt, Goodwill $4.98 | Express Top, Goodwill $4.98 |Gianni Bini Sessily Sandals, Dillards Clearance $15 | Earrings, Future on Forsyth (consignment store) $12 | Sunnies, Target $12 | Steve Madden Purse, Goodwill $2.98