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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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Festive Spring Look

Happy Monday!!! We’re getting into the home stretch of summer…and summer vacations!!! I’m so excited.  I have two trips planned and i’m turning 30, so I’ve been shopping for vacation outfits for a few weeks. I wanted to do something summer-y to pick up my work week vibes and have been living for yellow/gold/mustard tones that have been super trendy since last fall. This look is perfect for any concert, casual event or festival this season.

Natural Hair Twistout Styles

I always have a hard time styling my hair for special events.  It’s super easy to just go to the salon and get it styled or even blown out for super easy manageability, but what if you’re on a budget or just don’t have time to go to the salon?  The easiest and my GO TO style is a TWIST-OUT.  I’ll twist my hair a few days ahead of time if I know my hair needs to be on and popping’ or quite honestly if I know i’m not going to wake-up and do my hair. Which is daily. 😜

I’ll either flat twist my hair or loose twists. Depending on what time i’m starting dictates the evenness of my strands (look, i’ve a lot of hair, they’re never even).  I did loose twist about a week in advance and pinned them into a bun throughout the week and unraveled them for an event.

First Step: Twists

Now we’re here: Unraveled.

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What you need:

Creme of Nature Products

Bobby Pins

#dassit

I might go on a tangent about how much i’m going to miss warm weather with Fall and Wintter approaching…even thought it’s still in the 80’s in good ‘ol Savannah, Georgia.  But what I do love…is burgundy…marroon…deep plums.  Probably because their variations of red and purple, two of my favorite colors.  Not to mention, it’s always fall appropriate, but is a very trendy color…nails, hair, coats, shoes, etc.

I’ve been waiting to wear this dress because I love the bow, BUT LET ME TELL YOU….the arms are totally wonky.  I needed to pull it over my big hair, have my mom pull the dress down WHILE my dad was pulling my arm up. Yea, a mess. But it was worth it lol.  I paired this rich color dress with some rich boots…my Manolo Blahniks…that were unworn. And free. Remember?

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Seen on Me:

Burgundy Dress, $20 Limited | Boots, Manolo Blahnik | Chained Purse, $4 Goodwill | Earrings, $3 Goodwill

It’s no secret that I love mixing patterns and prints….today, let’s add some texture.  Dressing for work, meetings, appointments or anything business casual/professional does not have to be mundane and repetitive.  Try mixing your suit separates and trousers with a bold top– in this case, I opted for a sequins J. Crew top and my blue blazer from a  matching suit paired with some straight leg trousers.

This top is commanding and it’s paired with a print. The outfit itself speaks, so as usual, keep the accessories to a minimum…but add a pop of color.  To offset the seasonal change, I paired with green earrings and a forest green bag that I can throw my Mac and planner…and a bunch of other crap into.

Try mixing your separates and tag me on social :).

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Seen on Me:

Sequins J. Crew Top, Goodwill $5 (regular $128) | Pants, Thrifted (probably less than $5) | Blazer, The Limited (before closing) | Bag, Target, old

Bossy Tee + White Jeans

I really like dressing up tees and have been dressing down my skirts lately (sneakers over heels). But, am I the only one that refuses to give up some jeans until I can fit them?  My mom purchased these Kenneth Cole jeans for me awhile ago. And by awhile, I mean over 4 years ago. Probably more.  I always told myself, I would keep the one good pair of white jeans I had even if I couldn’t fit them. 10 years later, they aren’t as loose.

Whether my tee says Avenger or Boss, I take on that attitude.

(Avenge the boss….I don’t know why, that was so lame. Typing out loud)

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Seen on Me:

Boss Chick Tee, Target (mines was on clearance for $7.98), $14.99 | Kenneth Cole, SUPER OLD GUYS, but SIMILAR Calvin Klein Here $40!!! | Gianni Bini Cutout Pump $35 HERE | Earrings, Target | Kate Spade Purse