Transformation Tuesday: I chose a light and airy look.

I look a bit like a kid without makeup, but I hear that’s a good thing. Who knows. Anyway I’ve decided to post makeup transformation pictures every Tuesday from now on.  These two pictures were both taken within days of each other in Jamaica last year. The makeup I’m using is very light, given the…

Kim’s Pick: Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick

I got tired of my usual plum and dark red shades, so I was shopping around in Dollarama and this dark pink shade by Wet n Wild caught my eye. It was only a dollar (CND) so I decided it wouldn’t hurt at all to give it a try. The color I picked was C530D,…

My raw, misguided idea of beauty

I woke up and glanced at the clock. Overslept.  Again. I had only about an hour to get ready for work if I wanted to stick to my walking schedule. I went to the bathroom, grabbed a shower, and got dressed. With 45  minutes remaining, I had a choice. I could eat something, or I could…

Kim’s Pick: Organic Root Stimulator’s Olive Oil Edge Control

Hey hey hey! This one is for my kinky and curly girls. So unlike most non-women-of-color, our hairlines tend to be curly and free. They don’t usually lie down, and you know something? There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, I like having healthy hair and healthy edges, so I smooth them with a…

Kim’s Pick: I found it! Rimmel’s Professional Eyebrow Pencil

Remember the post I did last week about the Colorstay Brow Pencil by Revlon? As you might remember, I didn’t like that product very much and only tried it because I couldn’t find my beloved favorite eyebrow pencil for months. Well, today I found it and am I SO happy. It’s the Professional Eyebrow Pencil…

Wash day blues

I love that afro hair doesn’t need to be washed every single day (gosh, so drying!). However, wash day DOES eventually roll around and I always make it one of my days off because… having, uh … “complicated hair days” when you’re getting ready for work in a Eurocentric society is a no-no. Black women…

Kim’s Pick: Rimmel “Oh My Gloss” Lip Gloss Review

One thing I love about lip gloss? It makes your lips so so pretty without leaving a tell-tale mess on everything. You know, like lipstick does. (Sigh). Though I’ve tried a few brands in the past, my favourite just has to bethe “Oh My Gloss” line by Rimmel.  With over 15 shades to choose from,…

Kim’s Pick: Revlon ColorStay™ Brow Pencil Review

  Ask me which kind of makeup I won’t leave the house without, and it would likely be brow makeup. My face has a few striking features, but my eyebrows have always been talk city. Back when I was a kid, it was because I just had so damn much of it, and they did…

Kim’s Pick: Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation Review

  The prices at Sephora irk me, so I didn’t give up searching for a suitable drugstore foundation until I found one that would work. I’m right on the borderline of skin complexions, so although it was hard, I found a brand and shade of liquid foundation that works perfectly for me. After lots of…