(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…

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…

Persuade Me

I have a love/hate relationship with Colourpop being in my inbox. Every time I tell myself “ok Kash, this is it, no more makeup purchases”Here comes colourpop “hey girrrrrllll, you know you want this collection”  And I did 😩 I can count on one hand how many times I’ve stalked a page for a collection…

Maybelline Bolds 

Earlier this month I went on a late night Walmart run with my baby sister. While wondering down the makeup aisle looking for lashes and eyebrow gel, I saw a new lipstick from a familiar cosmetic line. Now I know I didn’t need a new lipstick. Especially considering the fact I was at MAC earlier…

Prime(r) Time

What’s worse than rising temperatures?  Of course, your makeup sliding off mid-day.  Texas heat is the worst and combine that with Houston humidity…that’s a recipe for a makeup disaster.   After you wash and moisturize your face, before you apply your foundation, it’s important to apply a primer. Yes even in the summertime, even with oily…

Dark Brown Beauties 

  Everything old is new again…..bits and pieces of the 90s are coming back and I am here for it  Take note: before there were 30.oo lip kits, stars such as Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, even supermodels Iman and Cindy Crawford all wore brown lipstick.    Brown lipstick can transform any look from simple…

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash

I first heard of younique about a year ago. The fiber lash I thought, looked gimmicky so was was on the fence about it. Well just recently, Jenn T, a fellow hairstylist, supermommy and, the best boss I never worked for (long story) became an Younique representative and offered me to try the 3D fiber…

I love my lipstick like I love my husband Matt(e) 

It’s pretty obvious I have a love for lipsticks. I’ll choose a bold lip color over shadows any day. I blame the Houston climate. Right now my obsession is that of matte lipsticks. There are a variety of lipstick finishes and knowing the difference will help you determine the best look for you.  Matte: (My FAVORITE)…

Hard Candy Velvet Matte

The new Hard Candy Velvet Mousse matte lip color is in one word “Ah-mazing”. With the price point of 6.oo, they’re definitely worth a try. The consistency is smooth and goes on easily. Colour payoff is rich and vibrant They’re a matte finish. So once dry, they last almost the entire day. I applied it…