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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

For Colored Girls Who've Found Makeup As a Creative Outlet - When Telling People To "Love Themselves" Isn't Enough

When I first became interested in makeup, I didn't see it as a way to alter my looks or hide my features, I saw it as a way to further express my creativity. Similar to my interests in fashion, dipping and dabbling in makeup just seemed like something I would really enjoy.

The satisfaction of finding the perfect red lip or the perfect bronzy eye shadow was analogous to finding the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans ---gratifying, rewarding, in other words, sweet.

For Colored Girls Who've Found Makeup As a Creative Outlet - When Telling People To "Love Themselves" Isn't Enough

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!!

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

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.

The New Nude