Fifty Shades of Brown; Why I Think Bobbi Brown Left Her Namesake Brand

About a month ago I read that makeup artist and brand owner Bobbi Brown was leaving her namesake brand!! While that news shocked the beauty industry, I knew that it was only a matter of time.  When I first started doing makeup professionally, one of my peers would take me to all the different beautyContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Brown; Why I Think Bobbi Brown Left Her Namesake Brand”

Blackish: Why There Are Hardly Any Black Women Who Do Major Celebrities Makeup at Award Shows

A few nights ago I watched snippets of the Golden Globes on television, and on Instagram. Every time I saw a black female celebrity come across my screen, I looked at how she was dressed, I looked at her hair, and lastly I looked at her makeup! After I looked at all of those things,Continue reading “Blackish: Why There Are Hardly Any Black Women Who Do Major Celebrities Makeup at Award Shows”

Hidden Figures:Why Black Women are Flocking to Makeup Brushes Like Black Men Flock to Basketballs

We are three days into 2017, and this post is long over due!  Now some of you might have read the title of this post, and thought to yourself “Now what in the hell does the movie Hidden Figures have to do with makeup or basketball?  My answer is pretty simple, one word even.  TheContinue reading “Hidden Figures:Why Black Women are Flocking to Makeup Brushes Like Black Men Flock to Basketballs”

To like or not to like that is the question 

One of the reasons I write this blog is to discuss topics that nobody else wants to discuss out loud, with people other than their friends and folks they trust. The problem with staying quiet about the politics behind liking someone’s posts on social media can be life changing career wise so I’ll take oneContinue reading “To like or not to like that is the question “

In My Chair: What the Presidential Election Has Taught me About the Fifty two percent of White Women Who Voted for Donald Trump

Last year I had the opportunity to meet a woman at one of my favorite stores to work in, and she was very ‘special'(wink wink).  She was young, ambitious, and loved to talk about her job.  She also loved to talk about how great her college education, and her MA program were, and how difficultContinue reading “In My Chair: What the Presidential Election Has Taught me About the Fifty two percent of White Women Who Voted for Donald Trump”

The Poor Woman’s Fireplace; Candles that make you feel warm and cozy!!

The weather is changing (kind of), daylight savings time is happening this Sunday, and Starbucks has all of their special holiday drinks ready to order.  It took me a while to mourn the end of summer, but I have to be honest and say that fall has not been too bad.  The weather has beenContinue reading “The Poor Woman’s Fireplace; Candles that make you feel warm and cozy!!”

Can You Beat a Face or Nah?Should there be a platform put in place to hold artists accountable for poor artistry?

When I went to college, I chose to audition to become a dance major.  It was a decision that I made based on my talent and drive.  I thought I was a pretty good dancer, and once I was excepted into the dance program, what I thought about my talent was challenged in every singleContinue reading “Can You Beat a Face or Nah?Should there be a platform put in place to hold artists accountable for poor artistry?”

On the Black Hand Side:Why Black Women Should Consider Voting for Hillary

Last July was one of the most amazing times in my life.  I went on a “real” vacation for the first time in eight years and got to work an event where the first woman to be elected the democratic nominee for president happened. I was chosen by Diane Stevens, a fabulous hair stylist andContinue reading “On the Black Hand Side:Why Black Women Should Consider Voting for Hillary”

The National/International Makeup Artist, Does anyone still care about them?

In todays “What I Think Wednesday“, I want to delve into an idea that has puzzled me for quite some time.  I have had the opportunity to work for several major department store brands, and have observed “national/international” artists that work for those brands and wondered whether those roles are still relevant in this dayContinue reading “The National/International Makeup Artist, Does anyone still care about them?”