KISS OR DISS: When Should You Get Rid Of Your Makeup

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I totally get it – we don’t want to part with our good, expensive makeup that we’ve never quite finished off. Our hearts die a little bit inside having to toss a Chanel eye palette or a never-restocked lip color that you so happen to LOVE. However, it is so important to know when to ditch old products for the sake of our health and replace with fresh ones…and I am not being dramatic at all.

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Don’t Have Time To Head To The Doctor? Here’s Your Solution!

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It’s true! Being a mother is the hardest job ever. I thought that I would be less worried now that my son is 20 but that is far from the truth. But it was much harder when he was younger. I remember when my son was in middle school I tried to trust that he’d walk home the two blocks we lived from his school without getting in trouble. Bad decision on my behalf. There were broken teeth, bullies and he even got lost once. And by lost I mean he decided to head to the playground with a group of friends instead of coming home.

Add on all the random sniffles and flus (oh and he played football) and you can imagine the stress I endured. Caring for your children and your family can send you to the crazy house.

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11 Empowering Instagram Quotes By Women For Women

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Hey beauties, its your girl Maui! I don’t know about you but I love social media (especially Instagram). Aside from the fact that it contributes to my coinage (and y’all know your girl loves those coins), social media provides me with the opportunity to connect with women from different walks of life and collect gems that encourage me to do all kinds of #QueenShit.

Like always, this week I spent a lot of time (more than I should have) on social media. However, it wasn’t time wasted because as usual, I found plenty of dopeness and inspiration. I live for a good quote; one that inspires, empowers or makes a bold bad ass statement. If that quote comes from a woman…that just sweetens the pot for me.

Everyday, no matter my mood I share an uplifting photo or quote; some come from me, some come from celebrities and others are things that I have found on social media. It seems as though women empowering women has become a trend, and I couldn’t be happier. Women encouraging other women while showing the world how amazing we really are–I am totally here for that, and you should be too!

In the event that you are not as into social media as I am, I decided to share a few I loved this week.  Check the hashtags and follow these ladies for more empowerment…FOR US BY US (LOL! Shout out to FUBU).

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Drunk DIY: How NOT To Decorate Pumpkins For Halloween

Drunk DIY

My good good girlfriend, Gavyn (aka The Curvy Cutie) invited me over for some libations and some Pumpkin Decorating–aka #DrunkDIY. Even though I was am mad sick I still trekked it all the way uptown to Harlem for some homemade spiked apple cider and a little drunk DIY.

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3 Ways You Can Avoid Buying The Same Makeup Twice (Or Five Times)

3 ways to stop buying the same makeup
Hey beauties! Valerie here.

So…Houston, we have a problem! I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but I am sure I’m not alone (please back me up on this fellow makeup junkies)!

I have way too many makeup products with the same exact color. I’ll use my lipsticks as an example. In the burgundy/wine family alone, I have 9. Now, I know all the brands are different, but you guys, this is essentially the exact same color hitting my lips. I am wayyyy too embarrassed to show the pink lipsticks and nail polishes.

I go into the cosmetics aisles thinking that I don’t have a particular color or maybe even being a little more drawn to certain colors that I don’t even realize that I have 9 others just like it at home – all in heavy rotation too! And in my head, I swear I’m picking out something new. There has to be a name for this disease.

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Full Color Line In The Works, As MUA Pat McGrath Launches 1st Branded Product

pat-mcgrath-gold02Hey beauties, Maui here! Have you heard the news? Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath is set to launch her first product, Gold 001 this Thursday.

Gold 001 is what McGrath calls a “highly malleable formula that you can use it as an eyeliner for a Studio 54 look, put it on top of a shadow, blush or lipstick, you can also use it as a body paint,” she said. The product can also be used wet or dry to create a gilded glaze, an opaque or sheer and placed anywhere on the body.

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