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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!

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Casual V-Day Style

Valentines Day falls on a weekday this year.

I have a record of being single on the day itself, so I’m accustomed to dressing for and taking myself out (even though I do during the year anyways…Spa day is DESPERATELY calling my name).

You can still dress flirty and appropriate for work or class. Check out this super affordable look I achieved mainly shopping on clearance racks.

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Seen on Me:

Blouse, Thrifted $7 | Avery Floral Crop, Banana Republic Factory $5 (HERE for $48, check your local outlet for savings!) | Rose Gold Loafer Mules, Target $16 (HERE for $22)

Spread LOVE daily <3

Best Affordable Holiday Look

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!

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I love scarves….as in wearing them on my head.  Whenever I am having a lazy hair day….which is most days (hence twists/protective styles), I find it super easy to throw a scarf on my head for a quick style that’s comfortable and….quick 🙂

Scarves make good head wraps, especially  in the summer to get hair out of your face and off your neck.  They’re good for the fall because they’re even more versatile.  When it is a wrap day, I, i’m usually quite casual; shirt dress, or in this case jeans and a button down.  You can easily dress up your jeans with heels, but to honor the season, I opted for some cool suede boots.

Fall tip: to offset the coral shirt, I pulled the blues from the wrap into the accessories and wore a dark lip.’

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Seen on Me:

Banana Republic Button Down, Goodwill $5 | Levis, TJ Maxx $12 | Steve Madden Boots, OLD | Kate Spade Crossbody, OLD | Scarf, OLD | Earrings, Target $3

Best of Bright: Dashiki Dress

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.

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Seen on Me:

Dashiki Dress, Grass Fields, $28 | Sunnies, Sorella Boutique, $5 SIMILAR HERE| Kate Spade Purse and Heels SO old, I don’t even know | NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme, Addis Ababa

Naija.

But not Naija. Then again….

 

Be Phenomenl

#myDNA