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Butterfly EFX: The Interview

Earlier in my career, I had a lovely friend of mine here in Charlotte who was a local radio personality. I would constantly talk her ear off about my dreams and aspirations as an MUA, and somehow, one day…

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Straight, No Chaser: So you Wanna be a Makeup Artist

As a working MUA, I get messages and calls almost daily from aspiring makeup artists. There are lots of self-proclaimed “pros” on Instagram and Snapchat showing you how they have perfected their makeup daily, but there are a small…

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Essence Beauty Box

Beauty boxes landed on the scene a few years ago which allowed the everyday woman have the chance to experience using coveted beauty items curated by the industry’s most trusted sources. What pleasantly surprised me was one of the…

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Amazing Lash Studio

If you were to rewind time a few years ago, you couldn’t pay me to put on faux lashes. Never. I thought they were cumbersome to apply, a pain to wear, and the look just did not appeal to…

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3 Things Natural Girls Wish You Knew

September 28, 2007 was the day I officially began my transition to having natural hair and it’s a decision I’m so happy I made to this very day. There are many mistakes I’ve made along the way, but overall…

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Ulta Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty

Ulta has to be one of my favorite stores to shop in for all things beauty related. They have such a great selection of brands and products you’ll almost lose track of time looking around at everything! I’m so…

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Pura Vida Body Scrub

Even in my busiest of times, I still love trying new beauty concoctions that will get me the ultimate results I’m seeking to improve something. If it’s something I believe in and believe will work, I’ll give it a…

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The Anti-Contour Campaign

There is no quicker way to get me to roll my eyes right now than to mention anything about contouring! UGH! I wish we could cremate this trend, put it in an iron urn and throw it into the…

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The Best Products for a No-Fuss Makeup Routine

Time. Such a precious commodity that I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to get more of. I must admit: I struggle with this new normal now that I’ve introduced work back into the picture. Nevertheless, I’m pushing myself…