Accessories Can Go A Long Way

We live in a world with wonderful shoes, handbags, and other accessories. There’s so much to choose from. The downside is most people don’t truly have the discretionary income to go willy nilly and buy bold accessories that tend to be too distinctive to wear with many items in our closet. This is how you end up with a closet full of blacks, grays, and other neutrals. However, this doesn’t have to be your fashion fate.

The following are an example of non-staple accessories put with two different looks.


Chic Errands



Lunch Date

Makeup for Barrister’s Ball

I’m no makeup guru, but I wanted to share details regarding my makeup for barrister’s ball.

Barristers MU 1Disclaimer: When I was working full time, I wore makeup everyday. In law school, I may wear it if I have an oral argument. Otherwise, I’m bare-faced. This means that certain products I have are old.

For instance, my face primer. I think I bought it back in….early 2013….maybe.

macPrimerSince it was old, the mixture had separated. I tried to mix it and apply it to my face. In my mind, I thought “worse case scenario, my face explodes”.


For foundation, I use Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 177.

Side Note: I’ve had friends tell me that the brand is too expensive, but when you’re a woman of color, your options are limited. If you can find a good foundation in your shade, you’ll pay anything.

 Nars-1For cheeks, I used Nars in the ever popular Orgasm.

I attempted to  give my cheeks depth with MAC’s blush in Blunt.

Side note on THAT: I was pissed at the MAC girl for a sec, because I let her convince me to buy Blunt, and Blunt is damn near the same shade as my normal skin tone.


MAC-FormatFor my eyes, I used MAC’s blush in Format on my lid.


I used Texture in my crease, and highlighted the lid, corners and brow with Ricepaper.

I just used a cheapy brow pencil by NYX. Oh yeah, my brow lady totally screwed me over. My brows were off skew!

Barr-3For lips, I used Chanel’s Rouge Allure in Passion,


and topped it off with Rihanna’s Viva Glam Lipglass by MAC.   MAC-VivaGlamRi