Best BSS Finds

Endless rows of bundles. Coily hair products galore. Bamboo earrings and fake diamond studs. You know I'm talking about the beauty supply store!

For many of us, our first introduction into beauty world occurred at our local beauty supply store. I have early memories of going to the beauty supply store to stock up on braiding hair, scalp treatments, earrings, and anything else I could convince my mom to buy me. 😂😂

Best BSS Finds

4 Lip Shades Every Beauty Lover Needs

You might have noticed by now that we separate our lip swatches into 4 categories - the 4 lip shades that are FUNDAMENTAL to any beauty lover's makeup kit. As long as you have at least one lippie in each of these color categories, you will be ready for any occasion! Let's get into some faves, shall we?

4 Lip Shades Every Beauty Lover Needs

Love It or Leave It: Fenty Beauty Body Lava Who Needs Clothes?!

If you are lucky enough to live near a Sephora with Fenty Beauty's infamous Body Lava still in stock...you might be wondering, "But, is it worth it though?🤔" (Especially with the VIB sale going on now!)

Let's review some quick pros and cons, shall we?

Love It or Leave It: Fenty Beauty Body Lava Who Needs Clothes?!

NO LINER NEEDED Nudes for Medium - Dark Complexions

There are so many ways to create a nude lip but I feel like no liner nudes for darker skintones don't get much love. Whenever I see a lippie advertised as a nude, it usually looks somethin like this:

NO LINER NEEDED Nudes for Medium - Dark Complexions

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: most talked about high end foundation brands for brown complexions

Last year, Rihanna's beauty brand, Fenty Beauty, accomplished something amazing. Reminiscent of MAC's brand launch in the 80s, Fenty came through for US with an impactful beauty campaign that not only made many feel included but also celebrated our differences.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: most talked about high end foundation brands for brown complexions

CCS - WARM SMOKY EYE

Cocoa Color Stories are back with a bit more focus this year! We are going to create individual stories for eyes, face, and lip looks! Lets dive in, shall we?

I used to be SO afraid of the all-mighty smoky eye. We've all been there. A little too much black shadow or a lack of blending can have you looking all types of wrong, super fast! But never fear my fellow beauty lovers - the key to the perfect smoky is ...wait for it...practice! 🤣😩

CCS - WARM SMOKY EYE