Nicka K Lip Favorites

In the last 6 months or so I’ve come across Nicka K cosmetics and I love them. They have a full range of cosmetics but I just want to share a few of my favorite lip products from their line. I love their lip products because they are super pigmented, long lasting and cheap. As a brown girl on a budget, all are a must.

LIP SHINE – LIP GLOSS $2

Nicka K Lip Shine

I bought this Lip Shine Lip Gloss and didn’t even realize it was Nicka K until I had already bought a few shades. Mainly because it wasn’t with the rest of the Nicka K cosmetics at the beauty supply I bought it from. This lip gloss comes in an array of colors and they are super pigmented. My favorites have to be the chocolate, red berry and tortoise. The chocolate is a clear bown gloss that actually smells like chocolate, I use it as a gloss for my brown lip sticks. The red berry is a highly pigmented red gloss and a perfect addition to any red lip. I add it if I feel my matte’s are getting too dry, it has more of a creme finish than gloss. The tortoise I don’t even use on my lips, it’s actualy a great highlighter for my cheekbones. I have a few other colors as well and they are equally as pigmented.

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Spring 2017 Trends

I’m so ready for spring, I’ve already started dreaming about all the clothes I’m going to wear. I wanted to share some of the trends I can’t wait to try: Ruffles, White Shirtdress and Waist Cinchers. Check out each trend below and the items that would be great to pull them off.

Ruffles

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Glamorous Ruffle Print Pants | MissGuided Crepe Ruffle Dress | SJYP Ruffle Trimmed Sweatshirt

I think all three of these pieces are a great way to wear this trend. Whether you want to go boldly with this trend or ease into it.  Personally my favorite are the pants. Not only is it a great way to wear this trend but they also look like they bring the party with them.

White Shirt Dress

White Shirt Dress

Jealous Tomato Embroidered Shirtdress | Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirtdress | Public School Asymmetric Shirtdress

White shirtdresses were on the runways from Rag & Bone to Philip Lim. I’ve been wanting a white shirt dress for a while. Now I have another reason to get one. The Jealous Tomato one is a great take on this trend. I love the embroidery and the tie at the waist. Stay tuned for this trend on the blog really soon.

Waist Cinchers

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ASOS T-Shirt Dress with Corset Detail | Style Mafia Corset Top Set | Robert Rodriguez Floral Tie-Waist Corset 

This is probably the “trendiest” of them all, from season to season you usally see a shirt dress and ruffles. This trend is one that may only be around for a season or two. I definitely plan on taking advantage of it while it’s still “in.” I love that the black t-shirt dress from ASOS has the cincher built into the dress. The corseting on either side create a great shape to this dress.

This is just a snap shot of the trends for Spring 2017. Which trends are you excted to try this upcoming season?

Until Next Week

Raven

Spring Wardrobe for Winter Weather

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Spring is around the corner, which means the stores are starting to release their spring collections. But here in New York, it’s still cold. So I’ve taken this dress from Anna Sammarone’s spring collection and layered it so I can wear it now. I layered the maxi wrap dress with a turtle neck and sheer tights. Because it’s still like 4 layer minimum weather, I opted for my oversized navy coat and for a little-added warmth I added chunky socks.

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I thought I’d revisit one of my old posts, Valentine’s Day Couple’s Outfits Lookbook. With the help of my friend John and Media Playground PR, I created 3 couple’s looks for 3 different date occasions. Living in New York now I see these are definitely more for a California type February.

CASUAL DAY DATE:

This look is perfect for a laid back date to a pizza parlor, the movies or even an amusement park. To achieve my look I paired colorful high waisted skinny jeans with a crop top and textured parka. I kept my shoes and accessories simple as I was mixing prints on top with my shirt and jacket. For his look I anchored his print on the bottom and kept the top half pretty simple with a colored denim jacket and white tee. The key to this look is being comfortable and having fun, mix prints, try and bold print or colored denim.

Her: Jacket | T-Shirt Neuw Denim | Jeans Neuw Denim | Necklace Buddha to Buddha | Bag Dooney & Bourke | Sandals
Him: Jacket Jacob Davis | Henley Cohesive | Pants Scotch & Soda | Shoes Jordans

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I’m Back

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I’ve clearly taken a hiatus from blogging. The short and sweet of it… I lost my camera and then became extreme busy. But I’m back now with a different approach of posting content I love and at a pace that I’m comfortable with. Mainly I will be posting about my personal style. I’ll be adding more hair posts to discuss the products I’m love what regimens work for my busy schedule and what styles I’m dying to tryout. I hope you all like the new content and I’m glad to be back.

Dress Thrifted Miss Guided | Jacket TopShop | Heels Cathy Jean | Clutch Forever21 | Glasses Boutique Find

Madagascar in NY

I’m hitting these NY streets in my Madagascar print Gutanga pants. I was contacted by the LA based company to pick my favorite pair of pants and rock them my way. I fell in love with the Madagascar print immediately. The next pair I own, I will definitely go a size up, they fit in the waist but my calves are larger so they are a bit tight. Nonetheless these will be a summer staple for work and play. Now about this Hayden Harnett Bardot Leather Clutch. I love how it’s reversible, I’ll probably never wear it on the ‘Pessimist’ side, but to have the option is always great. The ‘Optimist’ side lends a bright spot in any negative day for you or someone else that may see it. How do you rock printed pants or a graphic clutch?

Body Suit American Apparel | Pants Gutanga | Heels BCBG | Jacket TopShop | Clutch Hayden Harnett | Rings H&M | Hand Cuff Forever 21 | Watch Diesel | Short Necklace Dogeared | Long Necklace Vintage