THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC 2018 GUIDE

It’s that time of year again, The Makeup Show NYC 2018 is here, and as a veteran of this show (11 years and counting) Here are some of the most important things you need to know to get the most out of this show. As a pro makeup artist, one of the most important things […] Read more…

Dear COVERGIRL… Take My Money

I remember my first makeup experience via drugstore was going to the aisle with COVERGIRL and trying to figure out what color foundation I would wear, but most importantly what lipstick I would wear. That was over 20 years ago, YIKES! Now in my early 30’s I’ve watched COVERGIRL go from girl next door to […] Read more…

Sheros by Natascha Cox

If you know me, you know my first love is a beautiful lip, and I’m always in search of amazing new ones. I recently discovered a new beauty brand by beauty blogger Natascha Cox, that already has quite the following. Popular amongst fashion forward make up lovers across the globe. The unique design is eye […] Read more…

LipSense is A Ride or Die Lip

You ever are introduced to a product and think yea they all say they last for hours, and don’t budge but really don’t work? Well listen here I’ve FINALLY met my match! LipSense, the long-lasting lip color from the global beauty brand SeneGence International is changing the beauty game providing up to 18 REAL hours […] Read more…

Planner

10 Planner Babes To Follow on Instagram

You knew this was coming… why would I be an addict if I didn’t have enablers and planner babes who inspire me to be more creative with my craft. Today I’m sharing 10 (just a start) planner babes that I think you should follow on Instagram. Starting with me why wouldn’t I right. @Papier.belle My […] Read more…

Curvy Girls

5 Curvy Girls I’m Loving

In a world where the slim and thigh-less, grace the covers of magazines, there are a slew of curvy girls who seize the day and slay on a daily basis. As curvy girl I sometimes find it difficult to find inspiration for putting together amazing outfits or even finding duds that fit because 70% of […] Read more…

How Did I Get Here… 217lbs

How did I get here… 217lbs and that’s after I’ve taken 2018 by the horns and started working out religiously since the second week of January three times a week. I hesitated getting on the scale as I had been making progress with speed and strength but yet I wondered where I stood with numbers. […] Read more…

Make Up For Ever Vanity Bag

Organizing Your Personal Make Up Kit

Getting ready in the morning has a lot to do with how organized your personal make up kit is, as well as getting that good cup of coffee, latte, tea or whatever libation gets you going. It’s been a long long long long time since you’ve heard from me and I’ll explain but in the […] Read more…

The Secret is Out… I am a PlannerAddict

Allow me to reintroduce myself the secret is out…¬† my name is Merli and I’m a sticker loving, washi wearing, die cut having, pens out the ass, crafting planneraddict. I’ve been a planner addict aka a stationary lover since I could remember, going into books stores and office supply stores and shopping for pens and […] Read more…

BROWN GIRLS LOVE POWER

BROWN GIRLS LOVE POWER DAY

” I am a strong black woman, I cannot be intimidated and I’m not going anywhere” -Maxine Waters¬† Determined to start 2018 on the right track there was no other way but to be surrounded by my melanin infused sisters at Brown Girls Love Power Day presented by Toyota and curated by Love Brown Sugar […] Read more…

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