The Skin I Live In: March Empties

Because I'm too dynamic to stick to the same old products... So over the past month I forged on bravely as I fought the evils of acne and hyperpigmentation. The products I'll be talking about below have been used long before the month began but they ran out last month and as such are my… Continue reading The Skin I Live In: March Empties

I Wore Red Lipstick Every Day For A Month

More like 13 days... “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong I never wear red lipstick. I never even wear lipstick but red is too bold for me, too bright. One thing I didn't like was that it would highlight my hyperpigmentation; which is not cute. Also, it would come off… Continue reading I Wore Red Lipstick Every Day For A Month

These Lips Were Made To Shine

And no-one's day is ever complete without an unholy amount of lipgloss. “A little lip gloss goes a long way.” Erin Dionne, Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies I have big lips. It took me a while to get over the institutional racism and colourism that comes with being a dark-skinned black woman, but as you can see… Continue reading These Lips Were Made To Shine

UOMA (Oh-Ma) Goodness, How Did I Get Here?!

See what I did there? The world is beautiful because we are all different and colourful in our unique way and this is why UOMA Beauty exists.Sharon Chuter Every since July 2019, I've been running on a finite amount of luck. It feels like a credit card but I don't know what my limit is,… Continue reading UOMA (Oh-Ma) Goodness, How Did I Get Here?!

Do You Even Thrift Bro?

Sit down. You need to do some big picture thinking. Shopping is cheaper than therapyAnonymous Well, do you? Thrift? Arizona Trading Co., Lawrence, KS I never really did growing up, thrift stores don't exist in Nigeria. And this isn't coming from a self-righteous, fifty-foot umpire-type seat but Nigerians have too much pride for it, I… Continue reading Do You Even Thrift Bro?

The Skin I Live In: February’s Empties

I know you've been waiting for this one. Skin care is like dieting. You have to invest time and effort. There is no instant miracle cure.Karen Grant First of all, no I am not dropping my skin care routine. Sit down. What I am talking about is my skin goals, progress and what I've learned… Continue reading The Skin I Live In: February’s Empties

La Mode est Dans La Rue

I can do a French "R", a German "R" and a Spanish "R". So tell me why I just spent like 10 minutes going back and forth with my sister over how to pronounce "Rue"? Whenever I'm doing a collection, I'm inspired by the world around us.Virgil Abloh Street fashion is fashion that did not… Continue reading La Mode est Dans La Rue

You Should Have More Jeans In Your Closet

I was texting Naomi Campbell over the weekend, and she said I should tell y'all to take notes! You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothesDiana Vreeland I… Continue reading You Should Have More Jeans In Your Closet