The Remix: @UltaBeauty or @Sephora? #BuryMeMondays


I’ve asked this question before but there’s been a recent development so I wanted to ask it again.

Chicago Tribune reports that “a limited portfolio” of NARS Cosmetics is coming to Ulta. There’s no telling which products will be included but this could be a game changer if this is your favorite brand. Continue reading The Remix: @UltaBeauty or @Sephora? #BuryMeMondays

I Need It Now: @narsissist Velvet Lip Glide

I need you to understand that the sun kinda rises and falls with Francois Nars and Nars Cosmetics. Even if I don’t have it to spend I have to know what’s coming next.

I haven’t had a chance try any yet but I am sweating the Nars Velvet Lip Glide. Continue reading I Need It Now: @narsissist Velvet Lip Glide

Hydrate That Skin: @OleHenriksen Facial Water Trio

Ole Henriksen recently dropped something new to get your skin right this fall, a trio of their Facial Waters. So what’s dope about this? Since Fall is here and Winter is coming(ha ha) cold winds and dry, hot air  will be zapping the moisture from your skin so Ole Henriksen Facial Waters can be part of your defense against that.

Ole Henriksen Facial Water Trio Continue reading Hydrate That Skin: @OleHenriksen Facial Water Trio

Does Bad Press Affect Your Purchasing Choices? #BuryMeMondays

It seems like one brand after another is doing something that rubs someone the wrong way. Marc Jacobs went full-on “I don’t see color” when called out for cultural appropriation for dreadlocks in his latest New York Fashion Week runway show but later apologized. Continue reading Does Bad Press Affect Your Purchasing Choices? #BuryMeMondays

#SwatchWednesdays @BiteBeauty Multisticks – Cocoa and Nectar

BITE Beauty is an easy brand to like. They use great ingredients to make great products and don’t have a problem swatching products on various skintones.  All of that makes it easy for me to spend my money with them because I don’t feel like an afterthought. That’s why I picked up two of their recently released products, The Multistick.

Bite Beauty The Multistick Continue reading #SwatchWednesdays @BiteBeauty Multisticks – Cocoa and Nectar

How To: Hack Your Loose Powder Products

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If you have loose powders then you know the struggle of product ending up in a pile on the sifter. It sucks and no matter how slow you open the lid it flies everywhere like you’re Lebron James. So here’s what you do to stop it. Continue reading How To: Hack Your Loose Powder Products

What Lip Color Scares You? #BuryMeMondays

Today’s question isn’t about what works and what doesn’t. Today’s question is about what you won’t even attempt to test out.

Once upon a time I stuck to dark lipsticks because I thought that’s what a dark skin black woman was supposed to do. Later, I had to push past all the shoulds and oughts when it came to my ideas about what lip colors were okay for me to wear.  So I understand being apprehensive about trying something new.

So what’s a lip color you are scared to try? Reach out to me on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat(shantafabulous). And if you’re looking for inspiration there are lots women wearing different shades in the #nobarelips30 hashtag across social media.

What Lip Color Scares You-#BuryMeMondays
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How Do You Store Your Makeup? #BuryMeMondays

I want to talk about makeup storage today and ask you how do you store your makeup and keep it organized?

Makeup Storage Ideas with an older vanity

This is my vanity. It was birthday a gift and my husband found it on Craigslist. He rigged the lights to hang around the mirror and I really love it. It’s old so one of the drawers is broken but it’s still one of my favorite things. Continue reading How Do You Store Your Makeup? #BuryMeMondays

Who Makes The Best Blue Lipstick? #BuryMeMondays

When I began this blog almost 3 years ago there were only a handful of brands that made blue lipstick while everyone else was stuck on pinks and reds.  Blue was unconventional. Fast forward to now and brands from Anastasia Beverly Hills to NYX have some version of blue. So whose is the best? And if you’re not wearing blue lipstick, why not?

Melt DGAF on dark skin

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