Sultry Summer Makeup 

Hey Goldens, this summer inspired makeup is dedicated to those nights out with your gals or with your significant other. I love how this look is edgy and sultry, because of the dark lid, yet summery with the pink pop of color and the dewy finish of the skin. 

Brows- ABH dipbrow in Ebony | Shadow – ABH Modern Renaissance Palette / Morphe Fall to Frost Palette |Face- Cover FX Enhancer Drops in Candlelight mixed with NARS All Day Luminous Foundation in Dark 4/ Khartoum | Highlight- ABH Sundipped | Lips- ABH lip palette 

Jewelry- Kendra Scott Choker/ Stargaze Choker / Alex and Ani Bracelet 

How do you all like this look? Let me know if you recreated it or did something similar with your own twist. Talk to you all in my next post, muah! 


Heatless Hair Tutorial – Top Knot 

Hey Goldens, for my last tutorial in the Heatless Hair Tutorial Series I’m showing you all how to achieve this simple top knot look. I love this look for an elegant night out or for work, but you can definitely rock it during any other occasion as well. What I like most about this style is that it’s super easy in that you can do it right before you head out. Unlike the other tutorials, where you would have to wait overnight this style can be achieved during the day. 

Step One: Brush hair into ponytail 

Step Two: Two strand twist four sections of the ponytail and secure with a rubber band. 

Step Three: Wrap each twist around ponytail holder and secure with bobby pins. I did two one direction and two in the opposite direction for an even and fuller bun.

Step Four: Prepare to take the world by storm with your cute top knot. Also be prepared to be asked how you achieved the look, so you might need to memorize these steps, lol! 

Thank you all so much for tuning in for this three part series. I had so much fun creating these styles for you all. Let me know if you all would like to see a curly hairstyle series. Talk to all in my next post, muah! 

Heatless Hair Tutorial- Bantu Knot Curls 

Hey, Goldens today I’m posting the second heatless hair tutorial in my hair series. This tutorial is bantu knot curls. I don’t usually do bantu knots on my curly hair but I love how they came out on my straight hair. 

Step 1: Divide hair into four sections (or more, the more sections the more defined the curls will be, but I did four sections for a looser curl look), twist hair, and tie around in a bun. Secure the bun with a bobby pin or a rubber band. Repeat for all three sections. 

Step 2: Tie hair up with a satin rag, bonnet, or lay on a pillow over night. In the morning, lightly undo the bantu knots. 

Step 3: Do not comb or brush out hair, lightly separate strands and shake hair to loosen the curls. 

Step 4: Style as desired. I pinned the top part of my hair with bobby pins and wore the rest down. This look would look great in a ponytail as well. 

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to like, follow, and share. Talk to you all in my next post, muah! 

Heatless Hair Tutorial- Beach Waves 

Hey Goldens, recently I straightened my hair, and of course due to my active lifestyle, humidity, and naturally curly hair, my hair became frizzy. So that is why I wanted to come up with multiple ways to style your straight hair if your having the same problem as me. All of the styles I will mention this week can be accomplished without heat. 

This first of three styles that I will be showing you all this week is the heatless beach waves. This is a simple and easy way to have natural looking wavy hair. 

Step 1: Split your hair into two sections and braid each section and secure them with a rubber band or hair tie. I only did two but your more than likely to do four sections. I would not recommend more than four because you don’t want your hair to come out crinkly. You want soft waves. 

Step 2: This step is not shown but after you finish braiding your hair you want to secure your hair by tying it up with a silk rag or sleep on a satin pillow. If you sleep without either or, or lay on a regular pillow then your hair will dry out. This step is very important with any hair style or with your natural hair. 

Step 3:  Once you wake up in the morning lightly undo the braids. Do not comb out your hair or brush your hair because the waves may go away. So you want to lightly separate strands and shake your hair left and right and up and down. You also can flip your hair over and lightly shake your hair that way as well. 

Step 4: Confidently rock your new style and prepare for compliments. 

Thank you all for tuning in to read my first DIY hair tutorial. I can’t wait for you all to see the next two tutorials coming up this week. As always, talk to you all in my next post, muah! 

Simple Glam Makeup 

Hey Goldens, in today’s post I’m sharing with you a makeup look I created for my end of the year athletic social. I wanted something glam but simple because the theme was “dressy-casual”, and don’t worry, a post all about my outfit will be up soon after this one. 

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Favorite Mac Lipsticks ATM 

As a woman of color (WOC) it is hard for me to find lipsticks that aren’t too bright for my skin tone. I wanted to mention some MAC favorites that I’ve been loving lately that I feel is great for any skin tone but especially for my WOC readers. 

Del Rio is a gorgeous plum color that really compliments my skin when I wear it. It’s not too deep for only nighttime and not too bright for my skin tone, so it’s the perfect everyday color of me. 

Velvet Teddy is neutral color that I like to pair with a dark lip liner. I don’t feel comfortable wearing this alone without a lip liner. I would say that this is my least favorite of all the shades I will mention but it’s a gorgeous color for anyone. 

Creme in your coffee has to be my HOLY GRAIL! Just talking about this color makes me want to buy like 20 of them to stock up on, because it’s the perfect flirty pink color and an everyday color for me. This shade is definitely something I like to keep in my makeup bag becuase it goes with every outfit because it’s so simple. 

Touch is my favorite nude for WOC becuase it’s not too dark. I feel that some companies assume that nudes for WOC need to be literally dark brown. I don’t get this feeling with this shade. I love the creamy texture and how it easily blends perfectly with any lip liner I pair with it. Definitely a must have. If your a lighter skin tone I dont suggest this as a nude , but it will look great as an everyday shade to wear.

I like Whirl more than velvet teddy but I will need a lip liner for it because it is a brighter pink compared to “creme in your coffee” , which is a sheer pink. I do feel that this is the perfect lightly bold pink for WOC . 

Have you all purchased any of these? What are your MAC lipstick suggestions? 

Thank you all for reading and I will talk to you all in my next post, muah!