Re-Weave Relief: I’m Sew In!

After my previous post, “Post Extension Blues,” I heeded my colorist’s warning not to install extensions or weave my hair for at least THREE WEEKS! I turned to wide brim hats, fedoras, and caps after experiencing hair-loss from wearing other people’s hair and processing my own from darkest brown to platinum blonde repeatedly…both DIY and…

2017 Emmy’s Red Carpet Best and Worst Dressed

Best Dressed: Best Dressed and Memorable EMMY’s red carpet fashion: looks on Best Dressed Nicole Kidman in a red jeweled plunging neckline Calvin Klein by Appointment, Amanda Crew in an ombré embellished long-sleeved Michael Cinco, Jessica Biel in a champaigne and silver sequin Ralph and Russo Couture, and Ruby Modine in a lavender Mark Zunino….

Starlight Beauty Tutorial Look 2: Draped Abductee Makeup Tutorial

Celestial Body Makeup Tutorial: Makeup Base: Mac Prep and Prime, Philosophy Miracle Worker foundation in 5, Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Neutral, NYX HD Setting Powder. Lightsource SFX Makeup: Wolf Essential Colors water-soluble face paint in blue and yellow, gradated to make it appear like the planets were light sources…there was only my homemade […]

Starlight Beauty Tutorial Look 1: Celestial Body- Lightsource SFX Makeup Tutorial

Celestial Body Makeup Tutorial: Makeup Base: Mac Prep and Prime, Philosophy Miracle Worker foundation in 5, Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Neutral, NYX HD Setting Powder. Lightsource SFX Makeup: Wolf Essential Colors water-soluble face paint in blue and yellow, gradated to make it appear like the planets were light sources…there was only my homemade…

MAN Spring/Summer 2018

A unique lapeled jacket paired with wide legged blue pants, mesh tank tops and sheer shirts, open weave sleeveless shirts, pockets on the outside, and voluminous draped pants strut the runway of the MAN Spring/Summer 2018 show, which was a success except for the Gumby jumpsuit. Sadly, that same amount of originality and flare was…

Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2018 

A dark and mysterious air and beauty preceeded the fashion at Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear runway show. The hair and makeup featured black smudged lips, dark stringy greasy wet hair, and pale matte faces.   Strap and pocket details characterized unique tanks, cropped vests, and jackets. Dangling belt bags, huge pockets, even outerwear attached…

Met Ball 2017: Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as […]

Hard-Water’s Effect on Hair and Skin

In my previous post, H2-Oh-No: Hard Water Irritates Skin!, I discussed how hard-water had affected my skin.  After noticing and hypothesizing over patches of inflamed flushed areas all over my body, doing some research, and self-diagnosing, I concluded I did not have a sudden bout of eczema, but rather hard-water dermatitis. In a Vogue.com article,…

Racist Beauty: Hiding the Real Natural You

“Mom, what happened to your hair?,” I exclaimed.  She stood before me, and I assumed she had gotten a perm or some sort of hair treatment, but the truth was…I had never seen my mother’s natural hair texture until the end of my twenties!  We often will see a video of a black little girl…

I Tried Meme Makeup

Meme makeup, the art of recreating memes on one’s eyelid, is a new trend popping up everywhere. When I saw the first two, one of Kim Kardashian crying and the other of Kermit as Star Wars characters- I knew I had to attempt it myself. Ever the avid makeup challenger, I decided to try Dawson…

Who The Hell Are Bloggers?

Do bloggers have validity in discussing and critiquing the work of others?  Given anyone can blog and may not have any credentials- perhaps even little or no education on the topic itself- I think the writing speaks for itself. Of course, there are instances in which bloggers don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,…

Celebrity Hair Trend: Platinum Blonde

Stars and fashionistas alike have been going platinum blonde lately, ditching their natural and fashion colors…even their length, for this more on-trend look.  Whether due to the 70’s fashion trend dominating runways, for a role, or simply a major change- allegedly  the case for Katy Perry after a breakup- this hair transformation has made for…