Hair color: For Curly Girls

Happy Wednesday! Today we are talking about hair color! Specifically hair color for curly girls!

Yes you can do it! A lot of people feel like color will damage their hair but done properly it will not. You have to be ready to maintain it as well.

I’ll tell you the secret to healthy hair… maintaining a routine! Find a stylist you can trust who understands your hair and create a routine that you can maintain.

 

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ColourPop

Happy Sunday! Today I’m doing another beauty brand review. We’re talking about ColourPop.

ColourPop has come to Ulta,  previously you could only order from their website. So I figured I’d share my thoughts since this brand is more accessible now.

First let me say ColourPop has an amazing price point! They have great bundles and an awesome color range. I started with a lip bundle where I could try three products for less than purchasing separately. I started with the lip products and then into the eyeshadows.

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The lip products I have include lip pencils, lippie sticks, and the ultra matte liquid lips. The color payoff and pigmentation on these products are fantastic. The staying power of the liquid lips is a little short for my taste and I have to say do not reapply over what’s left on your lips. Remove the product and reapply, if you don’t it will cake and flake. The lippie sticks are by far my favorite!

The pressed powder eyeshadows have nice color payoff and can be worn without a primer! The super shock shadows are too amazing for words! I have them in three different finishes matte, satin, and pearlized. The matte finish is my favorite but they are all great! Pigmented doesn’t even describe the nature of this color! Try them! They don’t flake and have awesome staying power.

Overall ColourPop has amazing quality at amazing prices. Order online or visit Ulta to try ColourPop!

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Fenty Beauty

Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to share my thoughts on Rihanna’s beauty line, Fenty Beauty.

I’ve tried a pretty good range of products and I have to say over all I am very impressed.

The line has amazing color range, product range, and versatility. Not to mention the quality is on point.

The price range is acceptable for the quality of product as well.

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Pictured above are some of the products I’ve tried. My favorite being the primer and foundation! You can honestly wear the primer alone and look amazing. The foundation is just like skin! It’s based on the undertones of your skin,  wears well throughout the day,  and has a great color range.  Something for everyone.

The highlighter can be seen from space which is the best compliment for a highlighter ever. The match stixs are heaven for contouring! Creamy, great color payoff, blendable, and awesome wearability.

The matte lipsticks are average but I love the color range! My favorite is freckle fiesta. The gloss bomb was a shocker! I’m not a huge gloss girl but this is supposed to be universal and look good with anything on anybody and it does! I really like that.

The only disappointment I have is the lip stunna. It has amazing pigmentation but the staying power is not there. I had to reapply too often for my liking.

A few pics of me wearing Fenty. No filters on these pictures.

Have you tried Fenty yet?

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Drug Store vs. High End Look

Happy Sunday and Mother’s Day! I did a little experiment for today’s post…

I pulled like products from high end to drug store and created the same look.

Can you tell which face is more expensive?

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One side is $70 and one is $335 worth of products.

Here is what I used:

Can you tell?

The left is $335.

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All Curls Matter Tour

Happy Wednesday! This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the first leg of the All Curls Matter Tour.

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This tour is educational, informative, interactive, and a lot of fun! This tour is for stylists, students, and consumers. Check the tour out to learn about your hair type, texture, and how to care for your hair as well as style it!

You’ll meet amazing stylists and vendors. We watched demos and learned awesome info from Design Essentials educators and stylists who have been in the industry for years,  including Ereka Fielding and Rolonda Ceasar. Amazing local vendors showcased their products including the all curls matter tshirts by Lucky Skys Kreations.

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We also met the man behind the vision celebrity stylist J Rashawn Colter. Shawn is extremely knowledgeable about hair and how to care for it! When he’s not on the road showcasing his talents, he teaches and you can catch him at Master’s Hair Studio in Orangeburg, SC.

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So far there are three more scheduled shows. Catch the next leg of the All Curls Matter Tour in Columbia, SC in June. You can purchase your tickets at jrashawncolter.com.

It’s not just a tour it’s a movement!

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Join the movement.

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Spring Living Room Update

Happy Sunday! Its May! Spring is officially here according to this Charleston weather. It’s getting hot here folks.

So in the spirit of the season I’ve done a little update to my living room to bring me out of winter.

Brighter colors and more light!

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What spring updates have you made to your living space?

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April Favorites

Happy May! April is out of here but here is what I was loving all month long!

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  • Formula No. 45 Coffee Scrub: bought at World Market. Amazing! Exfoliating and leaves you soft and smooth, plus the vanilla makes it smell great!
  • Gucci Guilty Black: rediscovered this month. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
  • Naked Petite Heat: been loving this palette since I bought it! The colors are perfectly pigmented and gorgeous. They blend well and this palette is extremely versatile!
  • The Ordinary the Buffet: I can’t say enough good things about this product. See my post on The Ordinary for deets.
  • Cover FX highlighter drops: these are insane! A little goes a long way! If you are a highlighter person these are for you. High shine!
  • Naked Skin Concealer: lightweight but does the job and has a highlighting effect. Love!
  • Morphe blending brush: the only eye brush I’ve been using! Blends shadows to perfection! Fluffy and feels good, can’t beat the price either.
  • Fenty Beauty matte lipstick in freakle fiesta. Great color, love the finish, goes great with the Naked Petite Heat!

What were your April favs?

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