Sunday, March 18, 2018

2018 Fashion Trends #UltraViolet

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I've looked at trends this year and nostalgia hit me hard. There so many 90s inspired trends this year. Even the colors of the year threw me into a loop because we got another violet but it gave me Prince's Purple Rain and Tinashe's Amethyst Album. I guess they inspired by U2 UltraViolet!?! But I am so happy to be able to get back into doing these types of posts again. Apparently, this year mantra is "Inclusion "since Rihanna set a precedence in the cosmetic world I guess. However, this is kind of ironic because brands have been "inclusive" already while other brands research and marketing department roles have been lackluster; they don't check to see if other demographics they tap into sadly. The other probably is when they try to expand into new growing markets they fail because of pure ignorance on their part. The mantra should be Expansion and Corrective Marketing. Anyways, if you have an itch for spring cleaning then I have posted on essential for your closet here. And, when I was thinking about this post I thought about those trying to save money on their next shopping trip. I don't go shopping that much but when do I try to buy or go towards accessories especially as I get older. Without further a due, here are trends that you can take into fall of 2018.

Lavender + Pastels

Red and Pink

Sexy Suit

Sheer to Clear



Bold Beauty

Bag Lady

LoGo Galore

Flower Power

Hair Trends

I don't know what is going on YT but most of the Natural hair community is going back to damaging their hair all for the sake of simplicity. If you don't know what I am talking about well recently I have seen a lot of YT Naturals are Relaxing (aka a perm) their hair. I rather the girls get SILK Press which are amazing and no need for dangerous chemicals. If you are not growing your hair then you probably need to add some supplements like Biotin to your diet and moisturizer a whole lot more (weaves are protective style but it does teach you how to deal with your hair). It takes about the same amount of time to do hair 2-4 hours for styling whether straight or curly so to me this trend is bs. It has only been a month...What happened to Wakanda Forever! Sorry, for the rant but people are really trying it in 2018. As far as I can see, Curls and Coils are here to stay in 2018.

Curlie Me Shirley

Sleek Yet Chic

Ribbons Oh My


Cosmetic Trends

This year masks will be all over the place. I've seen so many ads the last three months just on clay-esque masks, so this year is all about purifying the skin. The other very popular trend that was actually covered by The Doctors of all places. However, it another skin like trend coming out of South Korea but it has two takes on how to meet the look. The first being the sole use skincare, while the second used both skincare and minimal touch up with makeup on problem areas.

Glass Skin 

Mask Off / Mask On

Turquoise Liner

Gold Glow Highlight

Rose Gold Inner Eyeshadow Highlight

Glitter All Over

Twiggy Lashes


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Ick Adora Grey Lens Review

 [Direct Sunlight]
  [Flourescent Light]


Diameter: 15mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Water Content: 42%
Power Range: 0.00 to -8.50
Lifespan: Yearly disposable contact lens (We recommend  you to change every 3 - 6 months)

Appearance/Design: 7/10
Comfort: 7/10
Recommend: Yes

Comments: First, I like these lenses over the green version of this line. In addition, the design works a lot better with the gray than the green making it less unnatural. I recommend them for both every day and cosplay because these are the type of contacts you can kind of get away with on an everyday base. 

5 words to sum these up:






Monday, February 19, 2018

Melanined Female Artists You Should Check Out [Black History]

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I've waiting to do a post like this for awhile and just needed a little more time. However, it's finally here.  A lot of people don't check for some of these talented females other than SZA, who has been doing amazing work on the Black Panther O.S.T. with Kendrick recently. Here is Playlist if you are interested. Enjoy!

Sevyn Streeter 

Amber Denise Streeter, known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American singer and songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. 

V. Bozeman

V. Bozeman, is an American soul singer, music producer, and actress, best known for her recurring role as Veronica in the Fox primetime musical drama television series Empire.

Victoria Monet

Victoria Monét McCants is an American singer and songwriter. She became involved in performing arts at a young age, singing in the youth choir at her church and performing in a city dance team.

St. Beauty

St. Beauty is an American music group composed of two singers, Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino. The duo is affiliated with a larger artistic collective called Wondaland Art Society, a group of musicians.


Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals.


Aituaje Iruobe, known as Waje, is a Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves. She participated in the remake of P-Square’s "Omoge Mi" and featured as the female voice in the duo’s 2008 hit track “Do Me".

Keke Palmer

Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter and presenter. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois.

Seyi Shay

Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay, is a Nigerian-based singer and songwriter. She wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami's video game, Crime Life: Gang Wars.

Diamond White

Diamond White is an American singer, actress and voice actress who, in 2007 at the age of 8, starred in a Chicago-based production of The Color Purple that also toured nationally.

Justine Skye

Justine Indira Skyers, also known as simply Justine Skye, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model.

Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae Washington is an R&B singer and songwriter from Chicago who is currently signed to Atlantic Records and the Three Twenty Three Music Group. She is also a member of the Zero Fatigue crew.

Ezi Emela

Introducing you to rising afrobeats artist - real name Ezichimemela Ezeh. Born in Manchester, England to Nigerian parents, Ezi has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember and has been singing from a very tender age.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Check The Box If This Applies [Black History]

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Happy Belated Birthday to me and too you if this is B-day Month. I really wanted to do some introspection on this post. I over the age of 25, I have worked part-time for 8 years with benefits that are better than what most of my peers get living in this tax-ridden state, I have my bachelor degree and African American/Black. You guys can kind of do the math. Currently, I have been job hunting and doing the interviews and here there is background check but then nothing. I have been approached by more financial-insurance firms than I can count, offering that remodified pyramid schemes to a path of wealth and security that means investing more money into you a.k.a the "state certification" and the company. Just because the economy says more black people are working that is an abstract that not the whole essay. The questions should be asked: What type of jobs are Black American working, is part-time or full-time jobs?; What states have highest employed per capita; How much are they making at these jobs? How can we further diversify in the job market?

Now, a lot of friends and acquaintances that I talked to have this type of lifestyle
Lives at home, may or may not help parents out with financially:

  • Has some college maybe a Degree
  • Has a part-time job or lives off an inheritance
  • Relies on driving services/ Doesn't have a license. 


  • I live at home and help my mom out every month since I started working.
  • Received a Bachelor Degree
  • Has a part-time job
  • Has a license and owns a used car.

If were do a google search of "Why is so hard for black women to get a job" and other I was listen to public radio and they were going to doing a segment that centered around black women saving the U.S. and or its economy. You can read these article to get the whole picture:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

My Favorite Black Gurus + Channels

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I haven't done a post like this in a while. When I started watching a whole lot of Black Beauty Gurus but a lot them went on hiatus or there was a lot of drama surrounding them which was mainly fueled by drama channels. I'm going to start with Channels that I have been following since I joined youtube, which is funning because even though I'm not avid content creator I do spend most of the days watching Youtube which is the main bulk of my entertainment and where I get my news. Even though I might not subscribe to all these channels mainly because when I watch a guru I want to see if they have:

A) Tackle issues within the beauty world 
B) Skin Texture/ Tone/ Issues
C) Changed It Up

I feel like a lot of people be sleeping on these amazingly beautiful melanins and feel I needed to give them so more love by sharing them with you. All we need is Makeup Guru Collaboration Channel and we are set.

1) Jackie Aina

Makeup and beauty guru previously known as MakeupGameOnPoint and LilPumpkinPie05 who became a licensed cosmetologist after graduating from Vidal Sassoon Academy.

Changing the standard of beauty, one video at a time :)

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2) Patricia Bright

Hi, I’m Patricia, welcome to my ‘Bright’ world. I’m a 20 something-year-old living in London who is glad to have the opportunity to share my looks, life, and journey with an online community. I feel there is going to be a lot in store so enjoy the ride with me.

Beauty blogger/vlogger and makeup and style expert who posts her video content to the YouTube channel BritPopPrincess. She has earned more than 2 million subscribers to her channel.

3) Kennie J.D.

Beauty guru who is famous for her Kennie J.D. channel and its content. She has earned popularity there for her Korean culture-inspired makeup and beauty tutorials and tips, as well as personal story times and K-pop reactions. 


5) Crystal Ezeoke

I’m Ify.
But most people call me by my first name, Crystal. I accept both! Since ’09, I’ve established a slow and steady following of beautiful souls across multiple platforms. More or less, we grew older and wiser together appreciating pop cultures from Japan and South Korea. It wasn’t until 2016 when I realized I desperately was in need of a social media reset. That is where I discovered far more about who I am. Who I am is never going to be solidly defined. But I believe that’s why I live each day with the purpose of doing what I love full-time. My content is inclusive of anyone who felt out of place being who they were…even in the weird kid cliques.

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6) MilesJai

Social media phenomenon is best known for his LGBT-themed YouTube channels MilesJaiProductions, MilesJaiVLOG, and MilesJaiProductions2. He's known for posting improv sketches, vlogs, and beauty tutorials.

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7) Alissa Ashley

Makeup tutorial content creator on YouTube who assists her 1 million subscribers with makeup tips and tricks.

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8) Timaloveslemons

I love to create art, edit and film videos, and think of innovative ideas for trying out new things for my vids in the future! Vlogging on my channel is included as well as covers, Soon to be reviewed on Dramas, and Music as well. You all will be seeing a lot of collabing soon also!

9) ItsMyRayeRaye

Beauty, hair and fashion blogger and vlogger well known for her tutorial and DIY videos on her ItsMyRayeRaye channel. 

10) Cydnee Black

Freelance makeup artist for MAC cosmetics who publishes makeup tutorials, hair tutorials, vlogs, beauty, style and advice videos on her self-titled channel which has more than 650,000 subscribers. She also created a blog called Signature Cydnee.

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11) Youkeyy

My name is Youkeyy and I'm a beauty enthusiast who enjoys creating content related to makeup tutorials, skin care, all things beauty, & helping others while attempting to navigate and overcome life's challenges.  My channel is a place that is welcome to all and I want to create a space whereby everyone feels safe to be themselves and collectively promote an environment conducive for learning about many different things including beauty and makeup-related topics.

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12) Nyma Tang

Well known around the beauty community for her extremely dark complexion, she is a makeup product reviewer as well as beauty tutorial creator with a self-titled YouTube channel that surpassed 500,000 subscribers. She posts videos as part of a series called The Darkest Shade.

Black Girls Globetrotting

 Megan Bowen

South Korea-based American YouTuber and actress known as Chonunmigooksaram. She is best known for her internet TV series Date in Paradise, a blind dating show in South Korea.

Megan Bowen is a South Korea-based African-American YouTube star and actress who is best known for her YouTube channel ‘Chonunmigooksaram’, through which she creates and shares contents related to Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. She moved to South Korea taking a job as an elementary English school teacher but later left her job to pursue YouTube professionally.


Maryjane Byarm

Hi, I'm Maryjane. 
A Shanghai-based, American girl who has decided to share my life.I travel often to places like Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and other parts of Asia, 
 I try to show different parts of the world from my perspective. I think there's more than one way to tell a story. Which is why most of my videos do not include talking. I like to think of every one of my videos as little stories that the viewer can interpret any which way he/or she wants.My passions are music ( I play the piano), drawing, filmmaking, film composing, and stuff like that!

YT | F | IG | SC


Hi! I'm Loretta ("KemushiChan") is a bilingual, perky polyglot who moved to Japan from New York City. Subscribe to videos about my journey to learn languages, finish my Master's degree in Japan, and all the quirky adventures along the way. 

Also, let's be penpals! 
Yummy Japan -  KemushiChan

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Started off making irl vlogs but at this point.. it's just a bunch of jokes. There's an occasional sentimental moment, but for the most part, just a bunch of meme references. lol idk

About me:
I'm American. Living in South Korea. I have a channel in Korean called whitneybae. And that's it.

Business only (all other emails will be ignored. sorry guys!):

Curly Hair All Day

Jasmine Brown

Model and YouTube star are otherwise known as JasMeannnn who gained popularity posting vlogs, tags, and beauty tutorials to more than 1.6 million subscribers. She was also a winner of the 2015 Wet Seal Model Search and one of 10 winners of the Tyrabeauty model search 2017 campaign. She signed with LA Models in 2016.


I'm just a girl who loves fashion, beauty & fun!


Organic Beauty and Non-Toxic Everything!

I'm here to share my love for natural beauty and natural living, with easy to follow videos in hopes of making your life easier and healthier. 

- I'm a mom to a 7-year-old autistic boy who changed the way I view the world and the meaning of health.
- I became a mom at 21 yrs old with little to no experience. ALL MY LEARNING CAME FROM MY EXPERIENCE AS A MOM.
- I'm a wife to an amazing man who showed me the meaning of love. Without him, this journey would not be so clear.
- I've always had a love for natural hair, makeup, and skin. I transitioned from using conventional toxic ingredients to safer, non-toxic, organic ingredients while keeping makeup and beauty just as fun and glamorous!


Otherwise known as Naptural85 on Youtube! I'm a Graphic Designer, Vlogger, Blogger, and Natural Hair Enthusiast! I'm also a wife in my twenties, married to my loving husband, Filipe, and a proud mother of a beautiful baby girl, Olivia, and two kitties: Chubs and Bella! #meow


x TORONTO, YOUTUBER; exploring everything natural hair, beauty, fashion, lifestyle & more!
x Thanking The Highest & His Son!
x Stay humble, timing is everything...

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