You can only imagine my delight when a set of lip glosses in the shape of mini wine bottles landed on my desk. The perfectly crimson tinted lip that only a glass of red wine creates is now possible without having to get tipsy all the time. Labiotte Wine Lip Tints ($12 each) are not only super adorable, but they give you a beautifully hued lip that ranges from a light pink to a deep burgundy.
The next dope item on my desk is equally exciting. We all know and love EDEN Body Works for its amazing hair care products, but now the brand has launched a full body line. EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea + Vitamin E Collection ($4.99 to $8.99) is pure heaven and everything my skin needs as we transition from winter to spring.
Last but not least, the coming of spring also means it's time to get in shape. I've been slacking a bit on working out, but my new Adidas Ultra Boost Sneakers ($180) are great motivation to #GetItRightGetItTight. Not only are they super stylish but they are the most comfortable pair of running kicks I've ever slipped on. #Facts
I've got three new fabulous finds this week that I'm sure will put a smile on your face!
First up, JINsoon has teamed up with renonwed graffiti artist Chris Riggs to create a collection of beautiful polishes ($18) and eye-catching nail art decals ($12). Plus, the decals have the words "love" and "peace" written all over them -- and you can never have enough of those.
So I've been obsessed with these BitterSweet hair tie bracelets ($45) for awhile now, but I figured I'd show them some more love just in case you weren't hip to their awesomeness. Basically, they are a beautiful piece of jewelry that cradles your elastic hair tie so it doesn't cut into your wrist. Genius!
And last but not least, you've got to get your hands on Curls' new Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin ($25). If you're already taking vitamins to help your hair grow, you might want to consider a liquid verison since more of the nutrients are absorbed into your system that way. Cheers to your health...and hair!
Check out the video above and get ready to swoon!
The winter can be both harsh on your skin and style, which is why the items I've rounded up this week will help turn that around.
My skin has been thriving thanks to Dr. Barbara Sturm and her amazing collection of products. And I'm especially loving the line she developed with her client and award-winning actress Angela Bassett. All the formulas are thoughtfully crafted for brown skin and I can honestly say it works. If you want to take your beauty routine to the next level, Dr. Barbara Sturm can also create a face cream that's made from your own blood. Seriously.
Breaking out of wearing drab colors during these winter months is hard -- but not if you've got a Bien Abyé silk and leather tassel scarf ($125) at arms reach. Tie it around your neck, waist, wrist or handbag to add some pizazz to your look.
Finally, I'm super excited about the launch of Beauty Pie whose tagline is “makeup without the markup.” How does it work? Well it's a $10 a month membership website where you can snag signature Beauty Pie products and some of your favorite brands for a fraction of the price. Gotta love that!
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My picks this week are definitely "major key" as we brave the cold winter months. First up, DJ Khaled has teamed up with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula for a collection of bottles emblazoned with his most iconic sayings. Basically you can combat your ash with a side of sass. Love it!
After you get your skin super moisturized, you'll want to pull on this super luxe Henley by American Giant -- aka one of my absolute favorite sportswear companies. The thick and comfy fabric will have you rocking this top all season long.
Last but certainly not least, M.A.C Cosmetics has an exciting new launch that you won't want to miss. The mega beauty brand has created fragrances -- called ShadeScents -- that are inspired by six of its most iconic lipstick colors. So after you glide on your Ruby Woo lipstick you can spritz some Ruby Woo perfume. Genius!
Add these awesome gifts under the tree and expect squeals of joy!
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From spot-on skincare to thoughtful jewelery, this week’s “Dope Stuff” is sure to tickle your fancy. Check out the video above!
It just so happens that the most illuminating, protecting and nourishing products that I’m loving for my skin right now are straight from black owned beauty brands. Check out this week’s “Dope Stuff” video to see why you need to snag UnSun’s brown girl-friendly sunscreen, Tyra Banks’ magical face wipes and Emmaus’ trifecta of body beautify products.