Simply Reserved

Reserved Christmas ad campaign looks like fun with Irina Shayk, Jourdan Dunn,Adwoa Aboah, John Kortajarena to boot.

40 shades of Hue

Leave it to me to talk about 40 shades of anything. Before you say anything I know where your mind might have wondered. No that was never my intention but since I've captured your attention lets have a conversation. Over the years with the boom of #social-media the lure to look your best in every photograph has not only created a business. It has officially birth the infamous "makeup and beauty gurus"to makeup or not to makeup it is the question. In this manner the course to getting a good "face beat" not only rest in the hands of the artist but also the brand or brands who so eloquently caters to one's clientele. So much so many celebs have opted to release their own brand like #Rihanna for Fentybeauty or makeup artist extraordinaire Pat Mcgrath. Now don't get me wrong i'm all for the "beat" but over the years being a women of color finding brands my match my skin color and undertones has been a struggle. Yes their have been brands out for women of color but rarely as accessible and unfortunately for a long time. Finding a brand that fit all colors is like finding a unicorn in the middle of Manhattan of Christmas day;yeah I know the visual threw you all the way off. In asking readers to give me an idea the amount of product available now is absolutely beautiful and 40 shades of hue's is not so bad. Here are some of the brands with 40 shades or more some you already others are new to me. The obvious Lancome now has 40 shades with Teint Idole Ultra Wear, Mac Studio 35 shadesfrom medium to deep with undertones in between,Maybeline fit me and L'oreal 33 shades plus. New ones I discovered are APDG 33 colors in total, MUFE(makeup forever) 42 shades,Coverfx 40 shades and 3 undertones,#fentybeauty with 40 shades.

What are your favorite brands and can they stand against these brands? Are they worth the cost?

Giving Thanks

On this very day i give thanks for a whole different reason and purpose. #Grateful for all the people in my life currently and those yet to come. I grew in ways I didn't even think was possible but still #Irise because I don't really know any other way to be. Where ever you are today don't take it for granted good or bad....a lotus blooms in mud as well as change growth comes in the midst of chaos. Life is short and meant to be lived not solely based on status,material gains,or accolades all that can become irrelevant when faced with the harshness of life. #Give Thanks truly with a grateful heart and love those whom you're,friends etc.