Polish and Melanin | Pastels in Winter

Polish and Melanin | Pastels in Winter

The other day I as I was going home, I sat on the subway surrounded by a sea of black and grey when I saw this bright robins egg blue handbag. It  was such a contrast because everywhere you looked it seemed that all the colour had been leached out, so the sudden appearance of colour caught me by surprise. I loved it though, I felt that it instantly lifted my mood.

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Curating for Melanin | Tarte Face Palette

Curating for Melanin | Tarte Face Palette

So after the Houglass post where I curated a palette using their Ambient Lighting Powders, I don’t really have high hopes or expectations for  Tarte. I’m hoping that with their wider product range, and colour options, that the selection process will be better. The Tarte face products that I’ve used so far, I’ve really enjoyed.

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Curating For Melanin | Hourglass

Curating For Melanin | Hourglass

For the past three years, Hourglass as released a holiday palette that combines some of their best selling ambient face powders, blushes, bronzers and highlighters. And for the past three years I’ve passed on each palette because the shade selection wasn’t suitable for my deeper skin tone. I would love to purchase one, but for the price it doesn’t make sense. I’m not paying that much money for minimal product that doesn’t even show up on my skin or looks ashy and doesn’t compliment it in any way. No ma’am, not doing it.

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Thoughts and Reasonings | Inclusion

Thoughts and Reasonings | Inclusion

It’s not something that I’ve talked about here on my blog explicitly, though I’ve mentioned in a round about way in various posts. As a woman of colour it’s so frustrating to hear that a new product as launched, get excited about it and then realize that it most likely won’t work with your skin tone. Many of the mainstream brands seem to want to cater to only a select group of people even though you have millions of consumers that don’t fit in the narrow range that they consistently gear products toward.

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Building on Basics | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Building on Basics | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I’ve had the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette for little over a year and it featured in my Disappointing products of 2017. The other day I was going to the dentist and wanted to put on some makeup but not look like I had makeup on and I thought, well that palette is full of browns one of them should be good for all over my lid or something.

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Movies That I’m Looking Forward To Watching This Year

Movies That I’m Looking Forward To Watching This Year

Movies are not typically things that I get excited about, I mean I enjoy watching them but for the most part I’m just not interested in most of what is being produced. I don’t like horror movies and romantic comedies are just as badHowever, they’re are a few movies that are coming out that I’m looking forward to watching. I’m not expounding on what  the plot of the movies are I’m just expressing why I’m interested or excited about this movie.

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Melanin and Makeup | Collection Clean Up

Melanin and Makeup | Collection Clean Up

This post was originally going to focus on me decluttering my makeup collection. But I found that I couldn’t commit to getting rid of anything. So before I make the final cut and move these products out of my collection I figured I would make a concentrated effort  to use them more. With the explosion of growth my collection has experienced in the last year, there are many items that have fallen to the wayside. 

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