Fueled by a Nigerian heritage simultaneously intertwined with her experience as a black woman in America, Ofunne aims to use her expertise in the field of communications to promote and uplift the images of black women in the media through fashion and beauty.
After constantly searching for resources that catered to makeup enthusiasts with varying skin tones (and a number of makeup purchase nightmares), Ofunne created Cocoa Swatches, a Instagram platform showcasing the latest makeup products on various complexions. Upon completing her Masters of Communications at Columbia University, she decided to turn Cocoa Swatches into a full fledged brand.
As a self proclaimed coffee and burger snob (not together!), turn up queen, makeup enthusiast, spiritual being, IG lover, and chocolate chip cookie addict, Ofunne firmly believes that the small nuances, complexities, similarities and differences that women embody and experience should be not only be accepted but celebrated.
This blog is a living record of life through Ofunne’s eyes.
Words to live by:
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty” – Steve Maraboli
Ofunne has been featured in a myriad of fashion and lifestyle publications including: