“Baby girl, you too fine for that bright a— lipstick!,” -said random man about my red lips
If you believe the gospel of the great poet laureate A$AP Rocky *rolls eyes* then if you’re a black woman of a non-fair complexion than a red pout is an absolute no-go. The Harlem rapper recently broke it down this way to The Coveteur;
“But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that.”
I recently conducted an interview with Diora Hair about their virgin hair extensions. The brand offers Indian, Brazilian, Malaysian and Peruvian hair in a variety of textures. The interview originally ran on RollingOut.com (my full time job) and I figured I’d share it here as well. Check it out below. -danni
Diora Hair Extensions Interview
Diora Hair prides itself on offering affordable hair extensions that blend seamlessly with African American and Latina hair. First introduced in 2010, the brand worked exclusively with celebrity stylists Candy Farmer and Gail Hudson whose expert hands primped and coiffed the likes of LisaRaye McCoy, Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Cynthia Bailey and Melanie Fiona. Now available online, Diora Hair offers a plethora of imported, untreated Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian and Peruvian extensions in a variety of lengths and textures.
Below, the coiffure experts talk about their budget-friendly tresses and give tips on how to achieve celeb-inspired styles.
Explain to me the different types of hair Diora offers.
We have Brazilian hair, which is lustrous and more silky in texture than Indian hair. [Brazilian] body wave is the top seller and the textures are curly, straight or wavy. We also have Indian hair that straightens and curls without breaking the cuticle, Malaysian hair that is lustrous and Peruvian hair that is thicker in texture and more coarse …
After scrolling through pictures for the excessively boring American Music Awards, I landed on a few shots of Christina Aguilera looking nothing short of gorgeous. The songstress arguably had the best look of the show that featured glowing skin from head to toe, a double lash, white liner on the lower lash line and this awesomely blended taupe and amethyst eye. Normally it’s taboo to match makeup to your apparel but in this case it worked—beautifully at that.
(L to R) Linda Ripoll, Dr. Chyna Steele-Griffin, Kimberly Walker
*After my usual negligence to this dotcom, I’m back to blogging. Bear with me; after typing for 2,345,232 hours a day for other people, sometimes I forget to write for myself. SMH…lol *
Last month I attended an event hosted by homie Kimberly Walker (@KimmyGotSoul) and Linda Ripoll (@BeautyCulture1) for their Brown Girl Beauty Collective.
I recently did an interview with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine when he was in Atlanta and he was not only FLAWLESS (the man looks like a painting…no lie), he was also very sweet and greeted me with a “Helloooo gorgeous.” Needless to say, I was in love. During our allotted time, we discussed Fashion Fair Cosmetics’ ‘Truly Treasured’ line and the stigma surrounding the black owned brand.
Check out my interview with Mr. Fine on RollingOut here…
Last weekend I had the pleasure of trying out IMAN Cosmetics’ new makeup line. The latest from the eternally flawless model is her ‘Sweet Temptations’ collection that’s said to be “the perfect palette” for spring with honey, citrus and berry tones for eyes and cheeks. Additionally Sweet Temptations boasts that it includes candy colored hues for lips which would be perfect for the this time of the year.
Although it was a few weeks ago, Rihanna took to the 2012 Grammy Awards looking like this:
A STRAIGHT DIME.
About two weeks ago I decided to get individual lashes at a local nail salon here in Atlanta.
I normally wouldn’t get them done at a nail shop but my friend referred them to me after I noticed how natural but very pretty her lashes looked.
That was TWO weeks ago and my individuals are still going strong. (Knock on wood) Continue reading
Rapper Iggy Azalea has dropped another video from her Ignorant Art mixtape, this time titled “The Last Song.”
If you’re unfamiliar with Azalea, she’s an Australian model/rapper who’s said to have been a shoe-in for XXL’s annual ‘Freshmen’ cover.
I actually remember hearing about her a few years ago around the ATL music scene and thinking,”Why isn’t she famous?!” after seeing some of her Youtube clips. Continue reading