The Future Wife Tour 2

Happy Monday good people! Last night I attended the Future Wife Tour 2 in Columbia, SC. I had the privilege of attending the first tour in Charlotte, NC last year.

This tour was originated by Ace Metaphor; a poet, author, and social media personality. He wrote the Future Wife Handbook for the first tour and the feature this year was volume 2 the Break Up Book.

On the tour there are other spoken word artists as well. We saw K Love the Poet and Jay Martinez. As well as DJ Major Key. The tour is full of talent and fun!

Ace holds a Q&A for the audience to interact and stimulate conversation. It’s definitely a night of laughter and fun.

I’m glad I went I was not disappointed! Can’t wait to read the new book. Look for the Future Wife Tour coming to a city near you!

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Lip Color: Yes You Can!

Happy Wednesday! It’s warming up outside your winter blues should be long gone! I know mine are!

Warm summer weather means bright  colors! Wearing bright colors specifically. From your clothes to your toes, summer is time for fun bright colors.

Today we’re talking about bright lip colors. A lot of people play it safe and stick to neutrals or their go tos they feel look good on them. It’s time to branch out and take a chance!

Try a bold red or bright pink! Makeup is about experimenting and having fun! Don’t ignore your darker colors this summer either! Both ends of the spectrum are fun!

Don’t want to spend a lot of money on colors you may never wear? Use the Sephora app to virtually try on different lip colors!

Have fun and find your fun summer lip!

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Summer Makeup Essentials

Happy Sunday! I spent today on the beach and it was hot! Which got me to thinking about my summer makeup must haves. My sweat proof,  no fail, can withstand the heat makeup go tos!

  1. Facial spray! It’s hydrating and refreshing on hot days plus it keeps your makeup in place. My go tos are Mario Badescu.
  2. Liquid highlighter. These give me a nice glow and stick pretty well when I start to sweat. My favorite right now are the Cover FX custom enhancing drops.
  3. Bronzer. Do I need to explain. When the sun is shining bright bronzer keeps my face glowing to help match the rest of my body. I choose ones with a little sparkle like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting  bronzer.
  4. Clear brow gel. This keeps my brows in place when it heats up outside. My favorite: Essence lash and brow gel mascara. Best part it’s only 2 bucks!
  5. Intense moisturizers. I like antioxidants, SPF, and hylauranic acid during the hot weather. I use beauty oils at night to soak in all night and a lightweight moisturizer with SPF during the day. I’m in love with the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb right now!

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What are your summetime essentials?

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Sunday Brunch

Sundays are for brunch! I love brunch because you can really eat anything!

Today’s menu consisted of biscuits and gravy, mini pimento cheese sandwiches, and the star of the show cheesecake stuffed strawberries! For drinks there was a fruity cocktail with a fizz twist.

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Brunches are super fun because you can get real creative with the cuisine and also the presentation! Fun plates and fancy glasses make brunch even more special that your regular meals!

What are your favorite brunch foods?

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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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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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