Colourpop Yes, Please! Swatches 


Yes, please and thank you!! 

I finally got my hands on @colourpopcosmetics Yes, Please! palette since restock last week. I feel like I’m sounding like a looped video on Snapchat when I say that these colors are my every day go to colors–it bears repeating tho lol. You’ll see from the swatches below how pigmented these colors are. So now this is going to be my second go-to palette for the everyday colors I like to wear to work. 

If you own any of CP’s super shock shadows you will have already witnessed how smooth they are. My first go to palette is Juvia’s Place Nubian 1 palette. These colors are woc friendly IMO.

Did you pick up this collection gem?



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Wish List Wednesday 

Did ya miss me (Varnell Hill from Martin voice)!!

Wishes can come true, isn’t that what we’ve been told? Isn’t that what we tell our child/dren when they’re blowing out those birthday candles lol.

Check out a few items that are currently on my wish list…..

Betsey Johnson Debossed Lip suitcase (someone on IG spotted it in their TJMAXX–I haven’t been so lucky yet).

A friend Pascha posted this book on IG, I’m up for the challenge. I got a good heart but this mouf girrrrrrrrrl!

I want to use up the charcoal soaps I have so much of before I buy this product. Heard a lot of good things about it!!

Nike Air Max 97 “Gold”, wish me luck cause they drop May 18th. 

By the way I did get the silver ones that came out in April



Lastly, Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Bandouliere





What’s on your wish list?




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Beauty Blogger Tag

I know y’all have noticed that my posts have been so dry lately, it’s safe to say that I’ve been in a blogging slump. Some days I’m so amped about posting when I think of ideas for a blog post, but then when I actually sit down to type it out I feel then it’s not a worthy post. 

So today I said you know what, this is your blog hello did you forget? Any post I put my mind to is better than letting it fall by the wayside. 

Allow me to entertain you through this beauty blogger tag I found on Google…..

Lipstick or lip gloss? -Lipstick all day everyday, matte if ya got it!!

Are you a morning person or a night person? -Morning! I woke up at the crack of the sun’s ass! At night I fall asleep so early, I literally have to force myself to stay awake!


Name your three favourite tv shows? ‚Äď Cake/Cupcake Wars, The King Of Queens, The Golden Girls

Which makeup brand is your favourite? Why? ‚Äď Maybelline New York, I feel like with their shade range THEY GET IT!! 

The best makeup product discovery of the year 2017 so far? -I’ve religiously been doing my eyes FIRST for a month or two and I see the difference with my struggle with under eye creasing & my dark circle bleeding through my foundation. It has stopped my eyeliner from running down & my mascara when I’d blink.


The biggest makeup product flop so far this year? – Cant think of any so that’s a good thing!

Your favourite snack? – strawberry yogurt with granola bits.

If you had the possibility to change something in the world. What would that be? ‚Äď The way society finds a way to put people into this “have & have not” category. A lot of people spend their lives trying to fit into a world where people are always promoting “be yourself”. But when you do your own thing, they want to label you; be it based on career, financial status, lifestyle or looks. *steps off soap box* lol.

Name three beauty products everyone should own?– Maybelline Matte +Poreless foundation, NYX Matte black liquid eyeliner, Juvia’s Place Nubian 1 palette (I just told y’all my every day go to products).


Name three things you love about yourself? -lol don’t you just love answering this question! I love that I’m assertive. I love that I can change what I don’t like about myself & I love that I am always evolving.

I enjoyed doing this post. What question in this post did you like the most? Please tag me if you decide to do this post on your blog.

Thanks for reading!!

The Makeup Show Orlando 

Yes it was that time again last weekend. If you missed it, you missed a good one. However, you can catch another one that’ll be coming to a city near you or in your city. Of course I attended the one that was in a city near and dear to me! I received my blogger press pass & made my way up in there!

I like the brands that participated this year, although I was disappointed that a few I hoped to see didn’t participate this year. 

Use this link to my IG page to see a little slideshow featuring scenes from TMSO here.

Here are the items I received in my blogger bag


Some scenes from the floor

We started off TMSO hearing from the coolest down to the earth makeup artist James Vincent. He gave us a history of he started from the bottom now he’s here……

Here’s a swatch of a lippie I bought from Blot Beauty Cosmetics. I hadn’t heard of this brand until I saw their booth at TMSO. This color is called Sort.



ME! 

Want to know if a show will be in your city? Find out via The Makeup Show website Here.

Wish List Wednesday 

Hey y’all, welcome back to Wish List Wednesday where all your wishes are welcome, I hope they come true one day.

But back to reality, here’s what’s on my wish list this week….

A trip to Abu Dhabi, it looks so beautiful.


A 7 series BMW in black, it has always been my favorite car. I have a 2015 Altima and the body style resembles this style that’s why I like it so much. Some of the features in my car are the same features that BMW have.

Christian Louboutin new nail polish collection, I love how it’s so colorful.

Nike Air Max 1 X Atmos collab. These are actually an attainable item. This sneaker released yearsssss ago and I missed it then! I’m kinda determined not to miss the release this month but I won’t be too bummed if I don’t get them. 

A blank check from someone rich…. with this blank check I’ll do the right thing…..whatever that is lol…

What’s on your wish list?

Territory Takedown

Y’all I’m coming out of left field with this post but watching Love & Hip Hop NY last night is what caused this urge to post. To be honest with you I don’t do ratchet tv, but that’s the only LHH series I watch of them all lol. What bought me to this post is a segment of it that touched a nerve with me.

The scene is of Bianca & Mariahlynn hashing out their feelings regarding their recent falling out….it was on the strength of Marialynn dropping dime on Bianca. Because of a shady hotel meetup which happened a few episodes ago between her and DJ Drewski, MariahLynn felt the need to tell his assistant slash girlfriend (lol)Skye. She & MariahLynn had become cool & quick friends.

*pic credits to vh1.com

Fast forward to how my nerve got struck… I don’t understand why people feel like you can’t be friends with someone they don’t get along with! Why not? I find it to be very selfish and controlling. I expect school kids to believe that, but adults? I thought by then we can form our own opinions based off of personal experience with that person. Not only that, but why does “loyalty” have to play a part in me not liking someone you don’t like? 

Please explain to me why a side has to be chosen? I especially didn’t like that MariahLynn gave in, denouncing Skye’s friendship. Listen, if I’m cool with someone you’re not cool with that’s just life. I wouldn’t ask you to accept it, like it, have a sleepover–none of that!! However, you would not in any way dictate who I can & cannot be friends with! 

So now look at that ūü§Ē Bianca has gotten her way, the contingency plan has been agreed upon!!! Isn’t that something!! So that’s how it works huh.. really?! 
Well I just hope that anyone who’s put in this situation, is strong enough to stand behind making mature decisions. Just because your friend is cool with someone you’re not, does it mean they’re going to plot against you (I’m not saying it can’t happen). You know, there are people who do know how to make sure they stay neutral. 

I know you’re probably thinking girl it ain’t that deep, it’s just “reality” tv but this is a real life situation that happens all the time! I’m speaking from experience of having been put in this situation before! I’m here to say…. Don’t feed territorial friends, if one person is controlling the friendship; that’s a dictatorship!!

I don’t know about y’all, but I want friends who’s going to tell me when I’m wrong, not enable me to be wrong & strong!!

What about your friends……..

Thanks for reading!!

Tree Tea

I decided last year that I was going to do more personal posts on my blog…… hence…… 
This has been on my mind for a while, I have so many undecided thoughts I couldn’t sit down to pinpoint how I wanted to express this. That is until @bossladyterrie sent this to me…. take from this what you may but I can certainly identify with this analogy. I wouldn’t say that we always have these types of people, but I can attest to relationships/friendships that has evolved into these categories (even currently).

“We ALWAYS have 3 types of people in our lives & a tree is the best description I have to describe it. 1.ROOTS- Those are people Who Are Always In Our Lives Rooted To Us Through The Fall,Spring,Winter & Summer No Matter What dedicated to keeping the friendship alive. 2.BRANCHES-Those are the people who hold us up as long as it’s convenient for them to hold you up. 3.LEAVES-People Who Fall Off depending on what season it is, then like clockwork, they come back around when they want to be seen. These people only hang around To Get What They Can Get And Once They Meet Their Purpose In your life they Fall Off!”

Don’t get me wrong, people’s lives change twice over and even more so as you get older, I get it! But when life calls for revisions that make your relationships/friendships happier, healthier and solid with muscle; this is what you resort to. So in the event that you do have these types in your circle, you’ll be faced with cause to make some changes that should benefit your needs mostly. Here’s what I suggest…..

  • Get to the ROOT of the relationship or friendship. What does it provide your life?
  • Don’t be afraid to BRANCH out, meet new people, make new friends if the ones you have are no longer demonstrating reciprocity.
  • LEAVE what’s proven not to be for you alone!! I’m not saying to just drop everyone like a bad habit just cause they don’t act accordingly. I’m saying that to say we tend to have a bad habit of complaining about weight we aren’t obligated to carry!!

With all that being said, basically your circle is yours to shape; you decide who stays in the loop!! There’s nothing unfair about an even exchange!!

Can you identify with that analogy on the types of people you may have in your life??