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#ParisBeauty14: An Afternoon at The World Famous Galeries Lafayette



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We ended our second day with a very rich experience with the team at Galeries Lafayette, a world famous department store founded in Paris in 1912. The store includes everything you’d find at, say, Bergdorf Goodman. Just a few steps across the street is the Maison (home) store. There, not only can you find your favorite dessert makers, you can have a full lunch or dinner and buy fresh food to cook . It is pretty serious and technically could be considered a one stop shop.

After we were welcomed, Read the rest of this entry »

#Parisbeauty14: My Morning at Le Labo Fragrances



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Our second day in Paris began with Le Labo. After having some mapping struggles we found the boutique on the quiet and extremely cute Rue de Bourbon Le Chateau in St.Germain.
We were welcomed by one of the managers . I am hardly a stranger to the greatness of Le Labo (there is one located in New York City) but I was excited to hear someone from France give us a breakdown. Every Read the rest of this entry »

My First Day in France! See Why You Should Visit the Hyatt Paris Madeleine + I Finally Visited the Eiffel Tower!



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eiffel towerI arrived in France last Wednesday. After reaching our hotel and discovering that it would be a few hours before we  could check in; my friend Lianne and I decided we’d get over to the Eiffel tower- we missed out on it on our last visit here.

And since honesty is the best policy, I’d like to admit to Read the rest of this entry »

From The Vault: Bobbi Brown’s Corrector, Swatches, Review, Before and After Pictures



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Boasting 16 shades  (my perfect match is deep bisque), Bobbi Brown’s corrector is an absolute industry known problem solver. The little compact of goodness was made to be used in conjunction with Bobbi Brown’s concealer. It is priced at $25 for .05 oz; it generally lasts me about 7 months or longer.

Wait, you thought this was a concealer?
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My Latest Protective Style by @africancreature, What Hair I Used+ Why I Love Crotchet Braids!



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With an upcoming trip to Europe I knew I wanted to have big, huge hair. Said big, huge hair needed to be low maintenance . I should be out exploring, eating good food, not fooling around with hair.

So I had no choice but to visit Susy again. Check out my first appointment Read the rest of this entry »

Out and About: Dark and Lovely’s Style Suite + Everyday People and What They Wore



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My low-key Sundays haven’t been so low key these days. Last Sunday I had the opportunity to check out Dark and Lovely’s style suite at the DL (a very cool restaurant/ lounge with a rooftop situation.)  After which quite the turn up happened upstairs.  Read the rest of this entry »

What I Wore and What I Bought at the Let Your Hair Down Expo in Brooklyn!



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Two weeks ago I took my talents down to Brooklyn for the 3rd annual Let Your Hair Down Expo presented by Hairfinity and hosted by Jenell B. Stewart.

Natural hair stylists and experts were there such as Felicia Leatherwood, Diane C. Bailey and Tameeka McNeil (also known as the curl whisperer). There were demonstrations and classes for attendees to take advantage of. While I did not have the opportunity to sit in on any; I could see that the classes were completely full! Indicating that many ladies are stepping up their game and investing in healthy hair care practices and styling.

I had a list of brands that are not sold in stores near me (at least that I have not discovered) that I wanted to check out. Entwine, Hairfinity and Soultanicals were at the top of my list. After visiting the Entwine booth I found that their products were only sold as a set. And while it was a great value, I had to pass. Hairfinity had a BOGO situation that I took complete advantage of, I then later won a bottle! As soon as my current supplements are finished I will see what all the madness is about. The day of the event I actually had a look at some youtube videos that featured/reviewed Soutanicals. I picked up the Kink Drink, Afro Gel-lato and the Knot Sauce.

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Then on a whim, I went to check out what #TheCurlWhisperer was up to. She had a whole styling situation going on in the back of the venue. The products she was using looked pretty yummy, so I obliged. Curl Prep’s Pre-wash Curl Definer and Sweet Buttah came home with me. It is absolutely safe to say that unless some awesome hair care jumps out at me on my next vacation I will not be buying ANY hair care until well into 2015. And that is a FACT!

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The highlight of the day was the blogger panel I was on with my peers Imani of Tribe Called Curl and Rachy of UK Naturals. We chatted trends in blogging; natural hair and we were even asked about pet peeves! Ha! My only one was how people’s attire for events here in NYC seem so contrived these days! That is not to say that one shouldn’t put any thought into  outfits. But after attending some recent events I feel like people grab the most attention seeking pieces in hopes to be shot by a street style photog. It is so premeditated! We were also asked what product, ingredient or trend we are currently loving. I have always loved women of color in purple lipstick. So I encouraged everyone to go out and but a tube. And by chance, all three of us had on purple lips. Totally unplanned!

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Imani, myself and Rachy

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I just so happened to be wearing Revlon’s Matte Balm in “shameless” It wears all day and most brown skin tones look awesome in it.

Check out more photos of my afternoon below! Also peep more purple lipstick recommendations and similar clothing pieces.

 

 

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Out and About: Lucky Magazine + #LIVEMOVADOBOLD PARTY (Literally) – And Why You Should Add Them to Your Collection



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Last week I took my talents downtown to Bar Nana , which is nestled on Gansevoort in swanky Meatpacking. The occasion?

WELL  Lucky (one of my favorite magazines)  accessories editor, Melissa Lum ,partnered with Movado to curate a bauble bar so that we could style  the BOLD watches. If you follow me on social networks or know me in real life; my 2nd favorite piece of jewelry is a watch. That’s second to a simple pair of stud earrings. Read the rest of this entry »

The Case of the $2 Awesome Orange Lipstick- Review, Photos and FOTD(s)

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The past seven days have been a blur. With good reason, actually. I have had the opportunity to saunter into numerous New York Fashion Week shows and soirees, all while maintaining my full time job. Life is good.

With that said, I haven’t had time to fuss with figuring out what color lipstick and blush to wear. I’d normally switch Read the rest of this entry »

ESSENCE Mag’s First Street Style Awards Block Party- What I Wore and Other Cool Sightings



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Michael July

Michael July, writer and photographer.

 

I usually choose to spend my Sunday’s at church at then on my big comfy couch. So anything outside of that has to be GOOD.

Because I have never had a bad time at anything involving ESSENCE (receipts here and here) I made plans to head down. It location was perfect; right in DUMBO, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of NYC.

When I arrived the lovely Jazmine Sullivan was performing. You Read the rest of this entry »

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