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!!!

Decorating The Pad with Lana Kole

You may or may not know this, but I really have a thing for decorating and gardening. A few weeks back, while on my Oyin Handmade (my fave brand for natural hair) adventure, I bought this wall decal for my room. It reads “Creativity Flows Through Me“. It was created by Lana Kole, who I plan to HIGHLY invest in over the upcoming months. I want to put them on my bathroom mirrors, and a few other spots in my bedroom. I held on to it for weeks, because I didn’t know where I wanted to put it. Just the other day, I decided that it would look perfect on the edge of my vanity. It was the PERFECT addition to my room, and I LOVE it! Okay, just thought I’d share. They also make custom made decals…Ooh La La!!!

Naturally Inspired Post: Micro Twists

In an effort to save my poor edges and maintain a style, I put micro twists in my hair!!! These took me a few hours a day to complete. Hopefully they won’t begin to loc, I don’t think I am ready to do that yet. I’d like to twist every few weeks, to retain length. The less manipulation, the less chance of premature breakage. So far, so good! I’ll be posting some styles that I have created as well as some more reviews on Naturally Scandalous. Man, I’ve come a loooong way. For some throwback love, check out the video I did eons ago, ‘Are you CONSIDERING going natural‘? Aww, my hair was blonde back then!

I’ve been using my Oyin goodies( Shine and Define and Honey Hemp Condish, to name a few) to maintain them. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I went to Oyin’s flagship store on Saturday. And OMG, it was fabulous. I’ll be posting more info on that very, very soon.

The Oyin Handmade Flagship Store, Baltimore MD!

Ever since becoming a natural head, I have LOVED Oyin Handmade products. I use them in very heavy rotation. While blogging on my bed right now, and looking at the circumference of my bedroom, I can see Juice N’ Berries, Honey Hemp Conditioner, Whipped Pudding and Shine and Define! I always knew they shipped from Baltimore, but now, I can shop til I drop in the store, minus shipping charges! They will also be selling independently produced music, art, films and things of the like. Sounds like my kind of place! They are only open on Saturdays, so don’t go popping in there whenever you want!

The store is located at 2103 North Charles St., Ground Floor. If you are looking for some good natural hair tips, check out a few of their ideas! Yay for Oyin!