Instagram Roundup | July

Inspired by many other bloggers out there, I have decided that at the start of every month, I will begin doing an Instagram round up of some of my favorite Instagram posts from the month before. Since August is now here, here’s a gathering of what went down in July. I got ombre green box braids, I got to be creative with friends, I finally shared some photos I had taken of  Xandria, and my thoughts on the Naked Illuminated Trio. I also got to enjoy West Coast life by hanging out on the beach. Overall, July was full. It definitely felt like I was taking advantage of the warm weather. *Honesty moment. Some of the below were taken in June, but were shared in July… 🙂

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July Instagram @Comfygirlcurls | Black Blogger | Natural Hair Blog
I also made an appearance on some of my friend’s feeds. Check it out:

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

I know I really should have posted about this Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio in December, but life happened, and I never got around to it. Unfortunately, this now means it is no longer available as a set. You can, however, buy updated colours of the illuminated powders individually. (And who knows, maybe Urban Decay will sell them as a trio again next Christmas!)

So last year I purchased the Illuminated Trio by Urban Decay. This was my first foray into highlighter territory. Let me also just say, I didn’t just purchase it, I scavenged for it. I hunted everywhere for it. This is probably because I was a bit late to jump on the bandwagon. By the time I had even heard about this palette, it had already sold out. In the end, I managed to find it at an Ulta, and it was the very last one they had in stock. I was pretty sure it was meant to be.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio | Limited Edition Highlighter Palette | Blog

The three shades included in the limited edition palette are Pyrite (gold-champagne), Oasis (marbled frosted taupe) and Twilight (iridescent pink). As most black girls do, I like to play the most with more golden highlighters, so to this day I find myself using Pyrite the most. Twilight is fun for a more everyday, subtle highlight, and I use Oasis when I’m looking for more of a cooler-toned glittery look (which isn’t that often).

Since the Naked Illuminated Trio is the first highlighter palette I’ve ever owned, I can’t give a very comprehensive or comparative review. I will say, however, that I didn’t find them particularly pigmented. These are more of a powdered glitter, versus an actual colour that shows up on your face.

A little shimmer shimmer, glitter glitter. ✨

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So what about you? Did you get a chance to snag the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio before it sold out? Or do you have another highlighter that you are absolutely in love with, and couldn’t live with out? Let us know in the comments below! 


Anna S. Lipsticks – Queen Gold, Queen Bronze, Tro...

Anna Sylla of Anna S. Lipsticks (Etsy and Instagram) makes beautiful organic and vegan lipsticks. I had the great privilege of meeting her in London, and you can catch the details of my last order here. My mother had been bugging me for ages to order her some of her own Anna S. Lipsticks, so I ordered her Queen Gold, Queen Bronze, and Trouble Aubergine.

New Anna S. Lipsticks Containers | Gold Bronze Purple | Natural Organic Lipstick

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Photo Shoot for Tilda’s Kimonos (Behind the Scene...

I was feeling sort of nostalgic for the sun, the beach, and good company, when I realized I had a whole collection of photos from the famed TildaKimono Bikini photoshoot that the world hadn’t seen yet.

So first, let me give you a bit of back story. Many months ago, Tilda asked if I could model some of her Kimonos. First of all, I was extremely excited (and honoured) to be asked, and second, it would give me the opportunity to go to the beach, and rock a bikini. (In case you weren’t aware, I have a mild Bikini buying problem, but that’s another story for another day…)

Through another talented friend of ours, Xandria (who you can read about HERE and HERE), we met Daniela, who is an absolutely amazing photographer who would be taking the fashion shots for Tilda.  (You can check out her work at danielaarbajephotos.com.)

In short, everything came together beautifully; the weather, our schedules, the people that got to be involved! And it all worked out to create some pretty rad pictures. While Daniela worked her magic, Xandria had my camera in hand, and took some bomb behind the scenes shots!

Black Girl in Bikini | Flowers in Afro Puff | Beach | TildaKimono
Teaching me how to tie a Kimono, and be a strong, sexy, female at the same time.

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Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette

I went into Sephora looking to replenish my lipstick collection, but instead, I came out with the new Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette, (and a new lipstick and lipliner, but that is besides the point). This new palette is jewel-toned and sparkly, and honestly the last thing I thought I would have  purchased for myself. I am usually drawn to warmer, natural colours, and don’t usually get too flashy on my eyes.

Related: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

But this time around, I was drawn to the sparkle.

 

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