Wish Haul: 8 Beauty Products that Make Us Go Hmm! 🤔

So you've heard of drugstore hauls, PR Box hauls, Sephora hauls, anti-hauls...the list goes on and on, but is there such a thing as a "wish haul?" While not technically an actual haul, we wanted to put together a list of things we were *thinking* about hauling but weren't quite ready to pull the trigger on yet. Please please please let us know if you've tried any of these goodies!!


You get creative with it. You beat that face with it. You spend hours on it. Sometimes you wear it, other times you don’t. You spend hella money on it. You wear it how you want to.  You love it. It’s yours.

What is it?

Bronzers for Darker Complexions

I use to believe people with darker skin couldn't "bronze" because I never saw products that could actually act the way I imagined a bronzer should. In reality, there just aren't that many products marketed as bronzers that actually function on darker complexions.

Three Tips for Buying Foundation Online

To be frank, buying foundation online can be a b*tch. It's especially frustrating when beauty retailers like Sephora and Ulta only carry the lighter shades of certain foundation formulas, leaving those of us with darker complexions to play the guessing game. Side effects of this phenomenon might include: 1. Wasted Time 2. Wasted $$ 3.Hella Frustration.

Cocoa Conversations: Cashmere Nicole

One of the largest conundrums of 2017 is that fact that black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America and yet they get the least amount of funding. According to a Fortune article, written just a few months ago in June of 2016, “The number of businesses owned by African American women grew 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.” However, this inspiring statistic for black women across the country is harshly juxtaposed against the cutthroat reality of the start-up world. As reported in TechCrunch, “In “The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Founders Women,” a recent report by #ProjectDiane, you’ll come across several startling statistics, for example, of all venture deals from 2012 to 2014, only 0.2% (24 of 10,238 deals) went to went to black female founders.”

5 MAC Products Every Brown Babe Needs In Their Makeup Stash

Senior MAC Artist, Ashley Rudder, knows all about crafting beautiful, unique makeup looks on a variety of complexions. She has traveled around the world with fellow artists, teaching and educating others on how to do the same. I had the privilege of seeing her create in person and got some tips and tricks about working with deeper complexions. Here are five MAC products she recommends for skin tones with a 'lil melanin. 

The New Nude

The word “nude” has been defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary as : “having a color (as pale beige or tan) that matches the wearer's skin tones <nudepantyhose> <nude lipstick> (2) :  giving the appearance of nudity <a nude dress>”

Believe it or not this definition is a big step up from the previous definition that included “having the color of a white person’s skin,” ; abolished less than one year ago, only after DoSomething.org created a campaign calling Merriam Webster to action.