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New Video Alert!!

Hello Beauties!

I actually managed to upload a makeup tutorial video I filmed yesterday! It was a challenge, but it’s up! Check it out on YouTube and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!

A Light Dusting

July 4 MOTD

Hola Beauties!!!

If you follow me on Snapchat (@beautysojourn), you saw this there first! Just a quick look of the day. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

See you soon with some mini-hauls!


5 Steps to Everyday Glam

Am I the only one who looks at women on the train & do their makeup in my head? (No? It’s just me? Lol) Many of the women I see on the train ride to & from work are absolutely beautiful. Some wear makeup, some don’t. Most of my rides are spent analyzing what would add an extra bit of glam to these ladies’ everyday look. Let’s be real, not everyone can or wants to add an extra hour to their morning routine. Most ladies don’t want to add more than 10min. So what do you do when you want to get the most out of that 10min?

5 Steps to Everyday Glam
1. Start with an even base: If you already have even skin tone, great! Don’t forget to moisturize! The rest of us can use concealer to cover up dark spots or circles (hate these raccoon eyes), then set with a translucent or light mineral powder.

2. Add mascara: One coat might be enough, but if you want thicker/longer looking lashes, without falsies, add a couple more coats! (Be sure to let your lashes dry between applications.)

3. Shape/maintain your brows: If you were blessed with luscious shapely brows, just keep them tidy. If you’re like me and have barely there brows fill them in with the brow liner of your choosing & keep it simple.(Never use black, it’s always too dark!)  

4. Add lipstick: Your shade of a Nude or if you’re feeling adventurous add a pop of color with a slightly darker lip liner.

5. Blush a little: Don’t go crazy here ladies. This can go south fast! Dab your brush one time and blend it over the apples of your cheeks out towards temples. (Applied too much? Don’t despair, just use your foundation brush to tone it down.)

Remember a little goes a long way. You don’t have to be a makeup artist to add a little glam to your day!

Inexpensive Ring Light Video Alert!!

Hello Beauties! I’ve been busy updating my equipment to make better content for you. I’m super excited to have my new ring light. Made a video about it. Want to see it? Here it goes!

Inexpensive New Ring Light Video

Here are some Amazon links to the products I bought including my fabulous ring light:

Neewer Camera Photo/Video 18″Outer 14″Inner 600W 5500K Ring Fluorescent Flash Light (Light Only)


Who’s in LOVE??!!

Me of course!!!

Girl Dish, Dish!!

I am so in love with the fall!! The colors are amazing in the fall. I love the reds, yellows, orange. I love the cooler weather, not too hot, not yet cold. It’s perfect and I love it!!

What else do I love? Makeup! Duh! So lets move on to my fall look baby!!

 Alright, here is the run down of the products I used to achieve this look:

Foundation: Black Radiance BB cream in Dark Cocoa set with MAC Studio Fix in NW50

Lippies: Mac Pure Heroine in the center with Cyber around the edges

Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Buttery on the lids with Baby I’m A Star in the crease with a little Coal for added darkness; e.l.f  highlighter in Warm Tan for the inner corners and browbone

Hightlights: e.l.f  highlighter in Warm Tan; LA Girl Concealer in Toast

Blush: MAC Gleeful

Eyeliner: Wet & Wild Fergie Creme eyeliner in Little Black Dress

Lashes: Ardell Natural eyelashes in Demi 120

Being that some of us need a little visual guidance, I do have a video coming soon on how i get my fall look so stay tuned!! Subscribe to my YouTube channel: youtube.com/ebonypeace Don’t forget to give my videos a thumbs up, please and thank you!

Nude Beat

With this NYC heat, I have not been in the mood to beat this face! However, today…yaaaass hunty! I was feeling a beat face coming on! 

As a single mom I need to keep my fabulous affordable. So this look was done primarily with drugstore makeup (can we say budget friendly?).

Here’s what I used:

Face: Black Radiance- Color Perfect foundation, Toasted Almond blush & Gingersnap bronzer

Lips: Milani Matte Naked, Rimmel Stay Glossy in Blushing Belgraves

Eyes: EstΓ©e Lauder Smokey on lids & Maybeline Dark brown from a Natural Smokes palette, ELF pro liner, Maybeline Colossal Volume express mascara