5 Must Have Gray Lipsticks

5 must have gray lipsticks

Hey Loves,

I know the thought of gray lipstick can be a bit intimidating. I can’t lie, I felt like that for a long time. Gray lipstick is one of the colors that you have to be ready for, but when you do wear it, it’s bomb.com. A few months back I had the urge to wear gray lipstick, I don’t know how or why, but I just wanted a change from my usual reds, pinks, and purples. Talk about COMPLETELY different. So of course, I went on the hunt for gray lipsticks. I am quite surprised that I found quite a few brands that sold gray lipsticks. I narrowed down these 5 must-have gray lipsticks because truthfully  I felt they complimented my skin the most.

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SAG Awards 2017 Nominees Beauty Challenge| Uzo Aduba

SAG Awards 2017

Hey Loves,

I always love using my favorite celebs as a source of inspiration. So when a few of my blogger babes teamed up to a SAG Awards 2017 Nominees beauty challenge, I was totally on board. The SAG awards will air January 29th, it’s actually one of the few award shows during award season that I actually like to watch.  For my look, I picked the beautiful chocolate beauty Uzo Aduba. She is nominated for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Suzanne in Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black.  Her look is so simple but is speaks volumes. I love that the focus was on her beautiful eyes, her full lips, and cheeks.  Be sure to check my girl Crystal from Society of Harlow’s post. I’m sure her look will be amazing. Let’s check out my look!

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Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight and Contour Palette

Hey Loves,
Tarte Cosmetics has launched their much waited PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette. The palette with six pigmented powder and cream shades to create perfectly glowing, chiseled looks on every skin tone. The palette retails for $45.

lit (champagne highlight), strobe (pearl highlight), fire (bronze highlight), stunner (opalescent highlight), shade (cream contour), sculpt (powder contour)
Also be sure to check out Tarte’s Contour Palette as well. As always this palette is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. See you guys in my next post.
xoxo
Shay
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Neo-Noir

 Hey Loves,
You all should know my obsession with Kiko Milano Comsetics by now. And with fall making its way, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the Neo Noir Limited Edition Collection. This collection boasts bold geographic looks and tons of smokey options. Which even with my love of neutrals, I can totally love this collection. Per usual every item is pocketbook friendly!
Below are some of my favorites from this collection! But you can shop this whole collection on their site now! Limited Edition Neo Noir!

Neo Muse Eyeshadow Quad (available in 2 colors)
Design Flower Enriched Bronzer (available in 2 shades)
Enigma Lipstick (Available in 8 colors)

Sparkling Trail Eyeshadow (available in 6 colors)

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NARS Summer Collection; Under Cover

Hey Loves,
NARS never seems to disappoint when it comes to their limited collections. Their 2016 summer collection is all about fun in the sun & female power. The first thing that draws you in, is clearly the packaging! Honestly I would shop this collection just for the boxes the products come in. Touche NARS Touche.
The collection features 9 products;
4 dual intensity eye shadows
3 Lip cover lip glosses
2 dual intensity blushes
These eye-shadows fall in line with the same quality & texture as the other dual intensity eye-shadows of the main line. You can apply this dry for a sheer finish or wet for a high impact finish.
Tan Lines (Rich Hazel) Topless (seashell pink) Deep End (Shimmering Teal Green), Pool Shark (Iridescent Periwinkle)
These lip covers give a rich & luminous finish. They’re super pigmented for a must have high fashion effect.
Get Dirty (Desert Rose), Do Not Disturd (Vivid Orange), Overheated (Deep Dusty Rose)
Sexual Context features Sandy Peach & Soft Raspberry shades. I think this one would be totally brown girl friendly. Liberation features Light Shimmering Pink & Caramel Rose. You can apply these blushes dry for a healthy natural glow or wet for translucent second skin finish.
I hope you get a chance to snag a few things for this limited collection. You can find the collection on NARS’ website or on BlueMercury.com. Happy shopping, be sure to let me know what you picked up.
xoxo
Shay
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FabFitFun Sping Box

Hey Loves,
If you watched my youtube lately, you know that I recently did and unboxing video featuring FabFitFun. They were kind enough to send me their spring box. Immediately I was in love with the illustration of the box. Once I dived in my box, to say I was pleased is an understatement. 
You can check out my full video below! If you’re interested in getting your own box head to their site now. And you know I’m always trying to save ya’ll some money, you can get $10 of your subscription NOW! Use cod FAB10
See you in my next post!
xoxo
Shaybea
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Kiko Milano Limited Edition Summer Collection

Kiko Milano Limited Edition Summer Collection
Hey Loves,
Some of you may or may not know, one of my favorite cosmetic brands is Kiko Cosmetics. I first heard about them about 2 years ago when they opened a store in the mall near me. I fell in love with saw the prices point for many of their products. I’ve spent soooooo much money in that store it’s almost embarrassing. One of my favorite mascaras is from Kiko and it was worth every bit of the $9 I paid for it. But this post is all about their latest limited summer collection. Based off the packaging, I’m sure it’s an amazing collection.

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Staying Moisturized with Chapstick

Hey Loves,
The winter can be pretty brutal on my skin. I’m not someone that has dry skin, so I really feel it during these months. So for this post I teamed up with the awesome people over at Chapstick and I’m talking all about what I do to keep my lips, face & body moisturized during the winter months. Let’s take a look. Also stay tuned to the end of this post. i have a little surprise for you!

I actually have dry lips all year. I feel it even more since I’m currently living in matte lipsticks right now. Having dry lips and wearing matte lipsticks is not the best combination. So before putting on my lipstick or even on the day when I’m not wearing lipstick I reach for my original Chapstick. I love this one because it’s as basic as they come. It moisturizes my lips without feeling like it’s just sitting on top of my lips.

 For my hands and body, I love to use Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint aromatherapy body lotion. I LOVE this stuff. 1 because it smells like heaven. And 2 because it doesn’t leave my skin greasy. There isn’t any leftover residue. With this weather, my skin doesn’t dry up the minute I walk outside.
I generally don’t have dry skin on my face. I’m actually quite the opposite…grease ball city over here lol. But whenever I get ready to do my makeup or after I’ve washed my face the one moisturizer I reach for is the Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel. I swear by this stuff. It’s so light weight so it doesn’t clog my pores. And a little goes a very long way. 2 pumps and my entire face & neck is moisturized just right.

Are you a Chapstick lover? Will this is your chance to win a few Chapstick products. That’s right this post is a give-a-way! 

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NYX Liquid Suede Lipsticks

Hey Loves,
If you’re subscribed to my Youtube Channel you would know I did my 1st lip swatch video featuring the new NYX Suede Liquid Lipsticks. I came across these while cruise through Ulta one day. Out of all 12 shades I picked up 6 of them. And I am completely obsessed with all of them. Here are 6 of the NYX Liquid Suede Lipsticks, let me know which shade is your favorite.
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Essence Beauty Box

Hey Loves,
Are you into subscription boxes? For some time now Essence has been promoting their new and quite popular beauty box. Each month you’ll receive some of the newest & latest hair, beauty & skin care products. What makes this all the more better is that all the samples within the Essence beauty box are brown girl friendly. Let’s take a look!

Inside your box you’ll get a small insert that tells you what products you received & which Essence Beauty Expert chose it & why.
Black Opal Color Splure Luxe Matte Lipstick

DevaCurl No Poo Decadence & One Conditioner Decadence

Smashbox Full Exposre Mascara

Suave Moroccan Infusion Body Lotion
Fekkai Fragrance Mist
They are currently having a holiday sale. Get 25% off a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, simply us HOLIDAY25. It would be a perfect gift for that special person in your life. I know may be buying a few full sizes of these products. Happy Holiday loves. See you in my next post.
xoxo
Shay
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