AJ Crimson Liquid Lipstick: Ruby Who?

This was an IMATS buy, and no I haven’t just been too lazy to get around to writing this review. It’s actually just been on back order for that long because of how popular it is. And it’s popular for all the right reasons. AJ Crimson happens to be one of my favorite makeup artists Read More

Internalized Stigma- Showing Up and Showing Out

Internalized Stigma: Showing Up and Showing Out

I talk a lot about working to end the stigma around mental illness regarding the general public, but I never thought about addressing the internalized stigma that many diagnosed with a mental illness struggle with. I actually never even made the connection until recently. For months I’ve been depressed, but at a level where I Read More


It’s Giveaway Time!

I know it’s (looks at watch) been a long time since I went to IMATS and I told y’all I was gonna do a giveaway with stuff I picked up afterwards, but I’m here with the goodies. So what am I gifting to you wonderful folks? I’m glad you asked. Sugar Pill Liquid Lipstick- Trinket Read More


For Colored Girls Who Considered A Big Chop When the Curl Enhancing Smoothie Isn’t Enough

So I understand that not everyone is going to be upset or disgusted by the recent Shea Moisture ad. However, don’t try to silence or dismiss those airing very real grievances. This is not at all a new concept, and I’m almost positive one of your fav brands has done something similar. First off let’s Read More


I’m Back Like Cooked Crack With A New Review

I know I haven’t been out here in these blogging streets for some time, but a week after Makeup and Mania’s 1 year anniversary I’m back with the jumpoff. I’ve gotten so new products to try out and you all will reap the glory of me emptying my bank account. My first new purchase that Read More


Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

So I’ve been working through a depressive episode for the past 2 ish months, so you haven’t seen me post much. However, today I have a little pep in my step and I decided to be responsible and give you all a new post. It’s on a product that is nowhere near new, but didn’t Read More


Endometriosis Awareness Month

Since March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, you may recall that I have been working with #MeInEndo to spread awareness about the disease. If not then you can check out the previous post here. After this blog post a nationwide survey was conducted by HealthyWomen in partnership with AbbVie to better understand how much is known by the Read More

Why Are You Single- Well, You See, Ummmm

Why Are You Single? Well, You See, Ummmm

For all my advocating to end the stigma around mental illness, it’s extremely hard to incorporate this stance in my dating life. I’m very open about it when it comes to meeting new acquaintances and talking online. But, I hold back when it comes to vetting a romantic partner. I feel like a hypocrite, but Read More

I've Got the glow

I’ve Got the Glow: My Skincare Routine

I was one of those lucky freaks of nature to have very few issues concerning my skin during my teenage years. Sure I had mild acne here and there, but nothing that required frequent visits to the dermatologist or made me self conscious. Fast forward into my late twenties and boom! Cystic acne, hyperpigmentation, new skin Read More


Makeup Is My Favorite Souvenir

I’m still on a high from my trip to Amsterdam. I also finally got to play in the makeup I bought. I’m still so glad that it seemed that every couple hundred feet there was another beauty store. From high end to drugstore. I only picked up a few items because I didn’t want to Read More