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My Favorite Beauty and Lifestyle Box Subscriptions!

Subscription boxes have become increasingly popular within the last few years. You can now get a subscription box service on a wide variety of products and services. I love subscribing to subscription boxes because there's always the element of excitement and surprise about the contents when your box comes; and you get to sample a variety of products (often times products you wouldn't have been convinced to buy on your own) for an inexpensive price...in a nutshell, you get a lot for your money! Here are my current and favorite subscriptions.

We Are Onyx
We Are Onyx is a monthly beauty box subscription curated for women of color (although any woman can subscribe). Each month, you get sent between 4-6 full-size products featuring a combination of products for hair, makeup, skin care and nails. The products curated help you to experience products that work best for women of color. I love this box! I've had a use for everything in it!

A lot of the products I have turned my frien…
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LOTD: Look of the Day

Here is a look of the day that I did a few days ago. I was going out, and I wanted just a soft look. This is one of my regular no bells and whistles looks. I'm really trying to wear eyeshadow more, at least one shade a day so that I can start using it up more.




Brows
-Mac Spiked brow pencil

Eyes
-Too Faced shadow insurance as eye primer
-Kiko High pigment e/s as highlight
-Juvia's Place Dahia e/s as lid color (Masquerade palette)
-Juvia's Place Makeda e/s as crease color (Masquerade palette)
-Coloured Raine Birthday Suit e/s as transition color
-The Balm Schwing black liquid eyeliner
-Avon True Color Wide Awake mascara black
-Broadway lash adhesive
-Mark by Avon Lash is More faux half lashes

Face
-La Pro Girl concealer in Fawn
-Black Opal Pore Perfecting liquid foundation in Truly Topaz
-Cover Girl Queen collection pressed powder in light
-Mac Plum Dubois blush
-Enlight Gocha Glow illuminator by Danessa Myricks as cheek highlight
-Ish Contour kit medium/dark

Lips
-Coloured Rai…

How to Unleash Your FIERCE as a Woman! (Book Review)

Hello Dolls,

I'm switching gears on my blog for just a bit...I have been on a women's empowerment journey for myself for a while now. As most people, I have goals and a vision for myself of where I want to be spiritually, financially, and career-wise; but, I also have a plan of where I want to be mentally and emotionally as a woman. . . a better woman. Along this journey (which is never ending), I've had the opportunity to discover some amazing women and women's empowerment organizations.


I have been following Taria Pritchett, a Women's Confidence Coach for at least six months now. I enjoy her newsletters, positive affirmations, and clarity worksheets. When she started announcing and promoting that she was coming out with her 1st book, I knew I had to have it! I couldn't wait to read further about her own journey to becoming a confident woman as well as glean any tips and suggestions she could offer. So, I was so honored that I had the awesome opportunity to r…

B.O.M.B. Makeup Haul! (Black Owned Makeup Businesses)

Hello Dolls,

I am back, after a long hiatus! Life has been life...unpredictable but enjoyable. Even though, I haven't been posting about my latest beauty musings, I still keep up with the beauty world. Here's a small collection of some of the things that I've purchased. As I was purchasing, I realized that all of the products that I bought are all from black owned makeup businesses! Most of them I found out about on Instagram or from recommendations.

If you didn't know, I'm a beauty and product junkie, and I will pretty much buy from anyone as long as I like the product, have a use for it, and if it's a decent price; but, I especially love to support black businesses, especially since there can be a shortage of them; and they often discontinue service for one reason or another. Read on for the details. 

G.L.A.M. Mink Lashes by Samantha Ann (God's Love Abled Me)
My love of lashes has grown and I kept hearing so much hype about Mink lashes so much that I deci…

Elegant Night LOTN and OOTN! (Look of the night & Outfit of the Night)

Before I left for vacation, I was gifted some makeup from a friend. She gave me the Zoeva Mixed Metals palette, a few Zoeva blushes and a Tom Ford Cream color. Of course, after she gave it to me she told me that she wanted to see a makeup look that I created using the products. I wasn't going to post it because the lighting isn't the best; but, here it is along with what I wore on Elegant night.







What I'm Wearing:

-Jumper by Rainbow Shops
-Heels gifted by a friend
-Clutch by Lane Bryant
-Necklace, ring and earrings by Vivi Jewelry
-Bracelet by Body Central

Makeup Deets:

Brows

-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Caramel

Eyes

-Too Faced shadow insurance for eye primer
-Mac Arena eyeshadow as brow highlight
-Viseart matte brown eyeshadow as transition color
-Viseart matte dark brown eyeshadow in crease
-Viseart matte black/Zoeva Onyx eyshadows to darken crease
-Zoeva Ore Stone eyeshadow on lid
-The Balm Schwing Black liquid eyeliner
-Broadway Strip Lash glue
-G.L.A.M. by Samantha A…

GLAM All-Star Voyage: Makeup Cruise! Part 2 (The Experience!)

Hello Glamour Dolls,

As mentioned in a previous post, I attended the Glam All-Star Voyage cruise; it's a cruise where you can vacation and take makeup classes from some of the most talented and accomplished Makeup Artists in the business...the classes are discounted because you're already spending money on the cruise and/or airfare. The port of sail changes every year, last year was Miami and this year we sailed out of New Orleans. The cruise was just as great as it was last year! Read on for my experience, and for some new tips and tricks that I learned.


The first day of the cruise, after sail away, was a meet & greet held at the Red Frog pub on the Lido deck. There, I met the wonderful travel agent, Sameisha Adolph that planned the entire cruise and a few of the artists teaching the classes. I also received my Glam bag, which all of the attendees received.



The Glam bag contained a beautiful itinerary/program and bio on the artists, supplies from Qosmedix, a pair of lash…