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Do You Use More Than One Mascara At Once? #BuryMeMondays

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After going back and forth between a couple of mascaras I got the bright idea to use them together. My thought was the length I get from one can be combined with the volume I get from the other. My experiment worked so well that my mother-in-law asked what mascara I was using. That’s a score in my book. So do you use multiple mascaras at once? What’s your killer combo? Continue reading Do You Use More Than One Mascara At Once? #BuryMeMondays

What’s The Best Subscription Box? #BuryMeMondays

I buy way too much stuff. If you follow me on Instagram it’s obvious. So to curb that I jumped on the subscription box train and sprung for the Play by Sephora one. It’s $10 a month and products are curated based on my PLAY! PROFILE. This month’s box is my first one and so far I like it. I’m excited to see what next month’s box has to offer and to try some things without spending too much(Keep me lifted in prayer on that one).

Continue reading What’s The Best Subscription Box? #BuryMeMondays

Do Men’s Makeup Opinions Matter? #BuryMeMondays

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First, I’m not talking about Manny Guiterrez, Wayne Goss, Sam Fine, AJ Crimson, James Vincent, Nicky Posley, Renny Vasquez or any other male makeup artists. I’m talking about men that don’t wear makeup and quite possibly don’t like makeup on other people. Do their opinions matter? Should they even be voicing their opinions about makeup or should they just STFU?

I know where I stand on this. I think they should find something else to comment on. Voicing a dislike of makeup or a wish for a more natural aesthetic adds nothing to the makeup wearer’s life. It’s just a way for men to attempt to exercise influence over the choices of others. But that’s what I think. What do you think? Tell me on Twitter or Facebook and use the #burymemondays tag.

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Gifts or Gift Cards: Do You Have A Preference? #BuryMeMondays

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Now that the holidays are upon us I have an important question to ask you. Do you prefer physical gifts or gift cards?

My love language has conveniently changed to gifts so I don’t care. However, I know some people are very particular about what gifts they receive or give for that matter. So let me know. Gifts or gift cards?

And if you’re looking for more gift ideas for your favorite beauty lover check out this post. Continue reading Gifts or Gift Cards: Do You Have A Preference? #BuryMeMondays

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

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

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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