It’s 5 am in Grinnell and I’m late like I’m supposed to be there NOW late. I’m finished getting dressed and the dilemma hits, “Do I spend the extra 15 mins to try and put make-up on my face?” The decision was no. At that point I had to decide whether for the next month if sleep or a “flawless” face was more important. For some this is an easy decision, for some leaving the house without make-up on isn’t a big deal. But that first day it really hit me, I don’t feel beautiful without my make-up on. Sure I can run to the bodega or the laundromat without make-up, but a full 12 hour day? So I took my month in Iowa to break my dependency on foundation and concealer.
In the last 6 months or so I’ve come across Nicka K cosmetics and I love them. They have a full range of cosmetics but I just want to share a few of my favorite lip products from their line. I love their lip products because they are super pigmented, long lasting and cheap. As a brown girl on a budget, all are a must.
I bought this Lip Shine Lip Gloss and didn’t even realize it was Nicka K until I had already bought a few shades. Mainly because it wasn’t with the rest of the Nicka K cosmetics at the beauty supply I bought it from. This lip gloss comes in an array of colors and they are super pigmented. My favorites have to be the chocolate, red berry and tortoise. The chocolate is a clear bown gloss that actually smells like chocolate, I use it as a gloss for my brown lip sticks. The red berry is a highly pigmented red gloss and a perfect addition to any red lip. I add it if I feel my matte’s are getting too dry, it has more of a creme finish than gloss. The tortoise I don’t even use on my lips, it’s actualy a great highlighter for my cheekbones. I have a few other colors as well and they are equally as pigmented.
I’m so ready for spring, I’ve already started dreaming about all the clothes I’m going to wear. I wanted to share some of the trends I can’t wait to try: Ruffles, White Shirtdress and Waist Cinchers. Check out each trend below and the items that would be great to pull them off.
I think all three of these pieces are a great way to wear this trend. Whether you want to go boldly with this trend or ease into it. Personally my favorite are the pants. Not only is it a great way to wear this trend but they also look like they bring the party with them.
White shirtdresses were on the runways from Rag & Bone to Philip Lim. I’ve been wanting a white shirt dress for a while. Now I have another reason to get one. The Jealous Tomato one is a great take on this trend. I love the embroidery and the tie at the waist. Stay tuned for this trend on the blog really soon.
This is probably the “trendiest” of them all, from season to season you usally see a shirt dress and ruffles. This trend is one that may only be around for a season or two. I definitely plan on taking advantage of it while it’s still “in.” I love that the black t-shirt dress from ASOS has the cincher built into the dress. The corseting on either side create a great shape to this dress.
This is just a snap shot of the trends for Spring 2017. Which trends are you excted to try this upcoming season?
Until Next Week
Hello, my name is Raven. I’m a New York fashion stylist who loves Jesus, a great bargain, vintage fashion, motivation and this fro.