It's not as weird as it sounds. As some of you may already know designer Tom Ford is set to release his newest Lips & Boys collection and Champagne Papi was worthy enough to be honored with his very own shade. It's rumored to be a deep burgundy color and will debut in November.
In a world where it's getting harder to be different when it comes to fashion and it seems like all of these online boutiques and stores are pushing the same generic shit, it's rare that I find something that really catches my attention. When it comes to creativity and originality this up and coming boutique is definitely one of the best in my book. They've created jerseys honoring some of our favorite fictional characters such as Quincy McCall, Jesus Shuttlesworth, Willie Beamen, and even Will's Bel-Air Academy jersey. And yes, this is the company that supplies rapper Fabolous with all the rare jerseys you've seen him rocking. The prices are definitely doable and the selection is dope! This is probably more for the guys out there or the girls (like me!) who love to switch it up and rock whatever we want. Check out their website theloveofwealth.com
If you follow me on Snapchat or know me in real life you know that recently I've become absolutely obsessed with press on nails. Now I'm the chick that has had acrylic tips regularly since high school and can only count about 4 or 5 times that I didn't have tips on (manicures just don't do it for me). But now I find myself annoyed with the whole process of finding and keeping a consistently good nail tech who isn't always busy when you need her the most. So I needed a quick solution for my mom's wedding a couple weeks ago and I found myself taking a trip to Rite Aid and copping some Kiss french tips. I remember when I was younger, me and my sister used to beg my mom on every trip to buy us a pack that we would split. They used to have the cutest designs (or at least I thought they were cute back then). So I started thinking then I hit up google and found that press on nails are not what they used to be. A lot of them are now designed the way you would expect your city's best nail tech to for a fraction of the price, minus the hassle, and most importantly the damage to your nails that acrylic does. I probably will get back to acrylic tips eventually but for now I'm riding this press on nail train til the wheels fall off (don't judge me!).
Yup you read that correctly. . .vagacial. . .a facial for your vagina. . . .. . .yea. For those of you who have never heard of this (like me a few weeks ago) your probably a little weirded out (like I was). Apparently this is an actual thing that became popular a few years ago and supposedly has real benefits. Today a number of spas across the country offer this treatment which is supposed to aid in the prevention/removal of ingrown hairs and acne, while smoothing and revitalizing skin and treating discoloration. In other words it's supposed to make your kitty glow. It is recommended after waxing so if your one of the brave ones (not me!) who actually endure that torture this may be something you want to consider. The first step involves cleansing the area (usually with witch hazel). Next, an exfoliating scrub is applied which is followed by removing any ingrown hairs. Finally, a cream mask is applied and then a moisturizer. So this procedure isn't really as weird as it sounds. Pretty much similar to an actual facial. Not sure if I would ever get one but it caught my attention and it's obviously popular (just google it and see). There's even tutorials on how to DIY at home! Comment below with your thoughts on this, especially if you have ever gotten one because I am somewhat fascinated by this and want to hear your experience.
1. Gel Effect Nail Polish (Inky Dinky) by AURORA
2. Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick by theBalm Cosmetics
3. Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion by Beauty Without Cruelty
4. Pretty Eyes eyeliner by Skone Cosmetics
5. Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum by Nourish Organic
I loved this month's bag as well as my bags for August and September. If you're subscribed comment below what you received in your bag because I'm nosey. And remember you can sign up at Ipsy.com if you haven't already.
I found this cute shop on Etsy and I had to share. Shop etsy.com/sovainjayne
When I heard that LA Splash Cosmetics was releasing a collection of Harry Potter inspired liquid lipsticks I was too excited, but like many things in life it was too good to be true. Each lipstick in the collection was originally supposed to be named after different Harry Potter characters and the Hogwart's houses. But my guess is because of copyright issues they had to change the names. Thankfully, the colors are the same because they are dope! My favorites that I'm dying to try are Deadly Nightshade (originally named Sirius) and Bella Donna (originally named Bellatrix). To all my Harry Fans who got excited like I did, Sorry LOL! You can check out and purchase the lipsticks at shop-lasplash.com
So Sephora has officially launched their monthly subscription box and it must be great because there's a waitlist (Yes, I'm on it!). The idea is similar to Ipsy and in terms of price I'd say it's definitely worth it. Unlike Ipsy they send everyone the same products so there's no need to get upset (like I do) when you don't get a product that you really wanted. And even if you're not subscribed yet they allow you to see what products were in the box for that month and you get to buy the same products (at full price, obviously) if you like them. Their brands are definitely a step up from Ipsy's so hopefully I'm not on the waitlist for too long. Check it out and sign up at sephora.com/play
I got some questions a while back about where I purchased this tee. Now as many of you know I loveeeeeeee Kanye so as soon as I saw this it had to be mine! This shirt is from Ambitious Girlss. They popularized "Mad Bitches Link Up" and a lot of their products feature the phrase but they also have a lot of other things like body suits, swimsuits, hats, etc. I like this brand a lot so check them out at ambitiousgirlss.com
Now this is something for my baddies who are natural. First I want to say shout out to you for continuing on that journey because I know from experience that it is not always an easy one. I came across this company a while back (when I was still natural) and while I've never had the chance to try it, I've heard only great things. Whether you have tight kinks or loose curls, they have textures that cover almost every hair type.
They even have wigs, clip-ins, and closures. So if you're looking to add some length, thickness, and volume, or if you're ready to give your natural hair a break for the upcoming winter, Heat Free Hair is definitely a company you should check out.
Visit their website: Heatfreehair.com
Check out their Instagram: @heatfreehair