(Make it)…Coloured Raine

In an effort to break out of my makeup brand comfort zone, I decided this summer that I would try new brands. Colourpop, NYX, and Wet n Wild are my typically my go tos for lippies. I had been hearing a buzz about Coloured Raine on social media. Black owned Cruelty Free (certified through PETA)…

Forever Matte

Soooooo if you follow me on Insta (gritnamedkash) you saw the video I posted yesterday of some lipsticks with amazing staying power. Milani….nopeLipsense…..nahhhBelieve it or not, it's Ruby Kisses!Yup from the beauty supply store for 1.99 It's a liquid-cream formula that dries to matte finish. The shades range from neutral, pinks, reds, chocolates and some…

Shea Moisture Heatless Curl Stretch Gel

I tried the new Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Heatless Curl Stretch Gel (that’s a long name) and I loved it! Despite the recent uproar over “the commercial” I was not about to burn my products in effigy. BUT that’s another story I won’t get in to. Simply put, I love SM and they’ll keep…

Milani Color Statement 

I’m sure everyone has heard about Milani cosmetics by now however, I believe it’s often overlooked because it’s considered a “drugstore” brand. Milani has a full range of colors and finishes priced at 6.00/each, that will suite any skin tone.  Milani Matte collection These charts are really true to tone. I like that about Milani there’s…

Hair to be Envii’d 

So guys, you know finding for a hair care line that produces ultimate styling results, affordable, and is healthy for your hair is like searching for a needle in a haystack.  Envii haircare has all that and more.  Adrianne White, founder and CEO of Envii Hair Care created a full line of hair care products…

I Went Bare…

In late November a fellow MUA I know by the name of Karma launched her own line of beauty bars. I was one of the lucky ones to get my hands on a full size bar.  I filled out a short questionner giving some details about my skin type & problem areas. This helped choose…

Ipsy Bag: December 

This was a beautiful holiday bag. A fuzzy red clutch with gold hardware.  Enclosed: *Aurora Intensively Precise eyeliner in: Blackberry (black) (7.99) @aurora cosmetics.com This eyeliner has a felt tip and draws on like a pen You have to have a steady hand because once it’s on, it’s on. I like it because it doesn’t…

Don’t Believe the Hype

This will be a series of products that I’ve tried because “everyone” said it was the “go to” product and I was sadly disappointed. One thing I will not do is hype up a product for pay or props. First up Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft Curls I’ve tried Pillow Soft Curls and loved it. So…

I’m an ipster

For the last four months, I’ve been telling myself that I would slow down, curve, even stop shopping for makeup. I have an overabundance of lipsticks, palettes, just makeup in general that I never use. Well about that….. Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday and basically every time I left my house……Ive come to terms with…

October Favorites 

This is my very first monthly Favorites. It was fun. Having to pick which were “my favorite” was the hardest part.  Products I either discovered this month or wore almost daily. Here are six of my “go-tos” for October.  Colourpop DayDream from the Persuade Me Collection. It’s described as a “toned plummy brown” I call…

Colourpop  X  Hello Kitty 

Who isn’t a fan of Hello Kitty? Don’t trust anyone who claims they’re not. (Seriously) I had the car seat covers, sweaters, the purses and the wallets….I may or may not still have those purses (no judgement)  November 1, was not only Hello Kittys birthday Snapchat had the cutest filter  and Colourpop dropped their Hello Kitty…