Beauty Diaries- A Bright Purple Lip
You are gonna need a MAC lip liner called “Magenta.”
MAC lipstick called “Strong Woman.”
and a Buxom lip gloss called “Purple Haze.”

Here is what the swatch looks like
The lip gloss is on top, the lip stick is in the middle and the lip liner is at the bottom. 
It’s important to note that you dont necissarily need all three products to get this look. The lip stick and the lip liner can each be worn alone for a great matte look! But, I use all three for a maximun effect.
Step one- Line lips with lip liner and fill them in to create a base.

Step 2: Apply lipstick

Step 3: Apply lip gloss…and voila!

The multitude of shades makes it bright enough to pass for a bright pink and a purple, depending on the lighting. 
Hope you guys liked this post, and try out these products for a bright purple lip look! I personally love to wear this color with a clean face and dark eye liner. 

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Black is Beautiful
In light of recent posts written by big time celebs Kelly Rowland and Brandy
about the struggle to embrace their beautiful dark brown skin, it reminded of a post I wrote awhile back titled “You’re Pretty…for a Dark Skinned Girl.” I too, have struggled with having dark skin. I was blessed enough to have an amazing mother who told me how beautiful I was and did little things like only buying me black Barbies so I could see representations of beauty the world that looked like me. However, it was the rest world that would continue to try and convince me that my skin wasn’t beautiful. But eventually, I was able to come to a point in my life where I said f*ck ’em, if people can’t appreciate what I have to offer then they aren’t worth my time. I think all shades of brown are beautiful and hope that one day they are all celebrated equally. 
Those posts inspired me to start a Beauty Diary series, featuring beauty products that I love, that look great on women of color..especially darker skinned woman. Growing up I’ve had such a hard time trying to find colors that actually looked good on me. So…stay tuned, I love makeup and will be sharing all my beauty loves!!
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April 2013 Wishlist
After giving shopping for lent, I definitely have a shopping itch that I cannot wait to scratch! While finding the cutest sundress, the zara bag, and really anything from Dimepiece LA are at the top of my list, here are a few of the things I will be on the quest to find next month after Easter.

April 2013 Wishlist

I also really really really want this Dimepiece Bralette top! This just might be my first purchase.

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I swear I am completely and utterly obsessed with sunsets and sunrises. Unfortunately, I am normally only awake for one of the two. There is something hella beautiful about the way the different colors combine as the sun goes down and the fact that the color combination is never the same. 
I really appreciate this view every single day.

Peplum Jacket Top- Cotton On; Snakeskin Print Pant- H&M; Wedges- Aldo; Gold Necklace- Urban Outfitters

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