Jamyla, Owner of Oyin Handmade


This is a Twitpic from my boss, Jamyla. She’s one of those women that has a ton of hair, but wears it back all of the time. This is completely expected in her line of work. So, I have to say that I was FLOORED when I saw that she posted this pic of herself in the Oyin Store. Look at all of that hair!!!

Many people don’t know that Jamyla had locs, and combed them out. She then just let her hair do its own thing. She is a DIY girl, she relies on no one for her hair. This is pretty evident since you already know that she is head mixtress and owner of Oyin! I’m trying to think of a way for her to reveal her regimen for her hair. An interview, maybe?

I always tell her that her hair is crazy gorgeous! She’s a very humble and modest lady (with an infectious laugh, mind you) so she giggles away and keeps it moving. This is just a quick reminder that patience and nourishment can pay off!

Don’t forget to check out the Oyin Handmade Blog for updates, new product announcements and banter from the super couple (her other half, Pierre also owns Oyin and is a crazy good film maker and artist. Check out some of his productions at www.youtube.com/exittheapple)! Their newest podcast will include the winners of the Oyin/NaturallyScandalous contest!!! Thanks so much for all of you who entered!

Exclusive: 45% off at Kissable Couture

Hey everyone! Hope you had a fabulous Mother’s Day! Above you’ll find a video from Celebrity Make-Up Artist AJ Crimson . It’s very, very inspiring, I must say. He is one of the coolest guys I’ve met in a very long time. Can’t wait to link up with him and see the new colors live in action at The Makeup Show NYC! He’s also working on a new series where he answers your beauty questions, and sends you a free gift! More details on this soon!

No worries if you missed out on the last sale. There’s a brand new, even bigger, even hotter sale at Kissable Couture! Kissablecouture.com is having a 45% off your entire purchase or more on the site for the first 50 clients! All you have to do is enter the promo code “SB” at checkout. (Yep, SB stands for Scandalous Beauty! Yeah baby!) I CAN’T WAIT to try “La Fleur Collection!” It’s so pastel, so feminine, so gorgeous!!! It’s got my name all over it! EDIT: You can view all of the glosses that Kissable Couture has to offer here! I didn’t see this part of the website before! There are way more glosses than I thought!

Again, don’t forget to check out The Lipgloss Guide to see me in Chris and The Lipgloss Guide Part 2 to see me wear Tyler and Honesty. I’m off to plan my birthday extravaganza for later today: Starbucks, Oyin Handmade and Nordstrom!

Also, congratulations to the winners of The Makeup Show tickets, B and MynJuan! Check your e-mails ladies!

Tutorial: Natural Glam Beauty with Bold Lips!


I know, I’ve been slacking quite a bit with making tutorials. The look to the right is a look that I wore this weekend (Hey Eunice!) , which was quick, easy and effective! It’s a look that can be worn easily with a softer lip for work, school, or any time of day or night. BUT, you know me, and I was NOT going to let the look end there!

The key products for this look are MAC Patina eye shadow, Show Orchid lipstick and Funtabulous Dazzleglass. I opted for a matte face, since the focus of the look is the glossy lip. I used Make Up For Ever All Mat Foundation.

Oh, you know what else I love?! The lashes that I am wearing in the tutorial cost me $3, and were probably modeled after the $12 MAC #2 lashes. I LOVE these lashes, they are my favorite! If only they were easy to apply…

Anywho, if you are a fan of Oyin Handmade products, don’t forget to enter the contest over at Naturally Scandalous. There’s $25 in honey money up for grabs! DON’T miss out! Contrary to popular belief, this brand is for natural, relaxed, texturized hair and every other head, and body in between. While labeling the infamous Honey Hemp Conditioners today in the Honey Lab, I couldn’t help but wonder how amazing of a setting cream it would be on relaxed rollersets! And ooh, it’s just the BEST leave-in EVER!

Check out the step-by-step video tutorial for Natural Glam Beauty with BOLD lips!

Oyin and I

I’m not even going to lie, Oyin Handmade and I have a love affair. It’s no secret. This is the first time in my life that I have EVER loved a brand so much that I am going to use only their products. And this is the second time that I have loved a brand so much that I have decided to work for them! If you follow me on Twitter, you already know this! ;-D

The store and facility are both located on Charles St. in Baltimore, MD. Every day at work is a great experience! My co-workers are on a whole different level of cool, I swear I had no idea that people this amazing even existed! Like the brand names says, everything is handmade! We are always mixing, packing, bottling, slicing, wrapping, stirring and anything else you can think of. And since I’ve started to be involved with other products there, my shopping list is pretty darn long.

So, in honor of my new job and favorite brand, I’ll be doing a giveaway! I’m going to have it over on my natural hair YT channel, NaturallyScandalous. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!!!