Make your list & check Instagram twice

It’s the last shopping Saturday before Christmas and while some of you may be all done with your holiday shopping some have yet to get started. Before you fight the mall traffic check your list and check instagram twice. Several small business have an are on istagram. One  of added benefits of shopping with a small business is the service. While it’s getting down to the wire for shipping items some companies maybe offering special deal for purchasing with them. One huge difference is the attention to detail and communication that you will get when dealing with a small business. So make your your holiday shopping list and check it twice you maybe able to miss the long lines.

Below is a list of small business IGers that we featured on instagram on Black Friday…and hey if can’t get want you want before Christmas you can always buys something great for yourself to start of the New Year!

@pervaciousboutique

@nubianluxuriesbrand

@ujamaabox

@kompanykay

@amazingbotanicals


@labellabodycare

@koilsbynature

@sdotbeautyproducts

@cocotique

@sole_fetish_

@oufancyphones

@gogirlboutique
@labellabodycare

@koilsbynature

@sdotbeautyproducts

@cocotique

@sole_fetish_

@oufancyphones

@gogirlboutique

@osodollishthebrand

@curlkit

@purgasmshop

@irockdopemusic

@artsyfartsybags

Web Window Shopping/Holiday Hue Shopping Guide: Pervacious Boutique

Are you in search of a standout look this holiday season that allows you to stretch beyond the traditional red and green of Christmas or silver and gold of New Year’s?

Then look no further than this abstract print look from Pervacious Boutique

Abstract Print Bandage Skirt Set from http://www.pervaciousboutique.com

Abstract Print Bandage Skirt Set from http://www.pervaciousboutique.com

You will surely make an entrance in this fun-spirited holiday ensemble that serves up a dose of both naughty and nice with a midriff baring top and playful pattern that is reminiscent of the holiday season.

If you are looking for a fun & spunky look then look no further.

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Pucker up!

Pucker up!

It’s that time of year to pucker up under the mistletoe…but are you ready? I mean really ready? You may be wondering how does get ready for such an event? Well, with lip color options of course! Let go of just one color this holiday…get more festive than two. A girl needs options and style benefits. And that is exactly what you will have when you swing on over the Black Opal website before December 10th because when you choose any three lip products you will receive a free holiday bag.

Screenshot: From Black Opal Website. 12/14

Screenshot: From Black Opal Website. 12/14

Now you have no excuses. …you can offer colorful kisses because you’ll have style options in the bag.

 

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Web Window Shopping/Holiday Hue Shopping Guide: Princess Customs

I am officially in love with these beauties from Princess Customs.

Photo: Screenshot- Princess Customs (Instagram 12/2014)

Photo: Screenshot- Princess Customs (Instagram 12/2014)

I admit it I am a huge Doc McStuffins fan and I mean huge. I came across The Doc a few years back while working on my graduate thesis. At the time I was looking for positive images of little black girls and luckily for me the doctor was in.

The Disney channel hit cartoon really makes my day and if you know have a little girl who likes Doc as much as I do then these custom creations are a must give gift this holiday season.

Holiday Hint: Be sure to take a look at the other custom footwear. You maybe able to snag something for yourself.

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Model Hue Monday

Last year International supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell called for an end to racism on the runway.

Book: I AM IMAN By photographer Annie Leibovitz "Iman's Tribe of Beauties" Styled all by @kithebrewster shown for @vanityfair

Book: I AM IMAN By photographer Annie Leibovitz “Iman’s Tribe of Beauties” Styled all by @kithebrewster shown for @vanityfair –Photo: @the_real_iman instagram

And while the number of diverse models increased on the runway slightly fashion week this year the industry still has a long way to go.

The lack of diversity has lead me to ponder how could we as a society change this? As a fashion merchandising graduate who holds an advance degree in media I’ve wondered if the industry wants to change on its own? Or if we as consumers of both fashion and media have to be the agents of change? Where and how to we start?  I believe that it starts with us….so

For the entire month of December will are giving the gift of Model Beauty! If you are an aspiring black model or a recently signed model (less than one year under contract with an agency) you are eligible to submit your photo for a chance to be featured on #MODELHUEMONDAY on my instagram. This goal is to extend the mission from A Stylish Hue to celebrate hue, life, and style.

I want aspiring black models to know that you are celebrated for your beauty, your hair, and your body.

If you need help determining what types of photos we are looking for please check out our instagram.

To submit your photo please follow the guidelines below.

Entry info:

No Nude photos will be accepted

All entrants must be 18 years old

Be sure to tag your Make-up artist, photographer, and stylist

Disclaimer: Submission of photos do not guarantee feature nor does it guarantee contract from a third party agency. Photos are property of owners.

 

Shopping with you HUE this holiday season.

Are you a black business owner looking to share your business with the public this holiday season? If so, we would love to share your holiday sales and promotion for free. Yes, for free!!

Promote your business on our holiday shopping list.

Promote your business on our holiday shopping list.

We will be selecting  ten (10) U.S. black style or beauty  business owners to be featured in a blog post prior to Black Friday. To take part in the post you must follow the instructions below. The deadline is Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Don’t worry if you don’t make the first list we will also be offering additional  post during the holiday season.

Must follow on the follow us on the social media pages below (just click the links to be directed to the pages):

Complete the contact form by clicking here and leave the following information (please see the formation and example below)

Your Company Name, Location, & website

1 Social Media handle

Black Friday Sale

EXAMPLE

Ms. Sophia Designs, District of Columbia, www.yourwebsiteaddress.com

Twitter: @MsSophiaStyles

Black Friday Sale: 25% off all custom designs

Disclaimer: Please note that your post will be listed the way that it is sent. We reserve the right to edit or not accept any listing. Listings for adult content will not be accepted, Listings that promote violence will not be accecpted.

Good Luck!

 

 

Web Window Shopping: Pervacious Boutique

 

I fell in love with the “Speedway” dress from Pervacious Boutique after seeing it in my Instagram timeline a few weeks back. Offered in two colors (red and lime). The lime dress grabbed my attention from first sight.

Image of Speedway

Screenshot from Pervacious Boutique.com taken by Sophia Styles

The online boutique caters to the petite and curvy fashionistas of the world and offers a diverse array of truly sexy clothes, shoes swimwear, and accessories.

What I truly love about the dress is that it is classy and sassy at the same time. The vibrant color combined with the bold white stripe down the center along with the black side paneling perfectly showcases the female form in such a way that a style maven can feel fashion forward, flirtatious, and  confidently modest all at the same time.

 

True Beauty Tuesday: Summer Sweepstakes from Iman Cosmetics

 

Screenshot from imancosmetics.com Taken my Sophia Styles

 

 

Hello there Beautiful Goddess…. Yes I am talking to HUE!

 Are you ready to unleash your inner Goddess but need tools to help you shine? Then beautiful you are in luck…. Iman Cosmetics is currently holding the Summer 2014 Bronze Godess Sweepstakes in which 20 Lucky winners will receive the Bronze Goddess Summer Collection which includes the sheer finish bronzing powder in Afterglow, luxury moisturizing lipstick in Saffron, and the luxury lip pencil in Spice.

For your chance to release your inner Goddess click here!

Good Luck!

From love from me to Hue,

Sophia

**Disclaimer** Please read/follow the rules established by Iman Cosmetics.

Al images are screenshots from imancosmetics.com

 

 

 

 

Beauty & the Bling

Every girl wants to “bling” on her prom or special night out and nothing says I am beauty watch me shine like some good old fashion bling. An overused term…maybe, but if a girl can’t light up the room with her on type of sparkle on her big night then why bother right??

But what’s does a girl do who limited on shopping time? Head online of course! Glam gowns, handbags, and shoes are just a click away. Online boutiques like Promgirl.com give you the option to email your ideas to your friends so you can have another fashionistas opinion in just a simple few clicks.

 

Long Sleeveless Sequin Dress

 

Tease Gold

 

Beaded Two-Piece Prom Dress by Sherri Hill 11068

 

 

Black Formal Purse

Bordeaux Black Heel

*All photos are screenshots from Promgirl.com

 

True Beauty Tuesday: Iwilla Remedy

Last week I made the first ever combo post. Combining True Beauty Tuesday (TrueBeautyTuesday) and Web Window Shopping Wednesday (#WebWindowShoppingWednesday) called True Beauty Window shopping featuring Iwilla Remedy.

As mentioned in my last post the ladies (the owners) where wonderful enough to send me several samples to review for my post. I can’t say enough how wonderful the items are….so great in fact it earned them two post because well one was just not enough.

In my first post I featured their gluten-free I love my armpit deodorant (which I am still using by the way), but I also wanted to highlight a few of the other items that I received and share with you my “Must have item”

Herbal Insect Repellent:

Let me just say I don’t think that I have ever come across a repellent with such a wonderful scent….when I shared it with others they questioned if it was repellent because it had such a nice smell.

 

Bug-Off Herbal Insect Repellent

Bug-Off™ Herbal Insect Repellent(Screenshot by Sophia Styles) from Iwilla Remedy

My Skin Glows Cream:

I shared this product with both men and women and received the same response…..  “Ummmm where did you get this….I want some!” I think that says enough.

My Skin Glows Nourishing Cream

My Skin Glows Nourishing Cream (Screenshot by Sophia Styles) from Iwilla Remedy

Speckled Blood Orange Natural Lip Balm:

I share this product with someone who has loves to be outside in the Summer and likes to keep her skin and lips hydrated without be greasy (she really hates greasy stuff). She loved the coverage of the product and said that her lips felt really good.

Smile - Speckled Blood Orange Lip Balm

Smile Lip Balm- Blood Orange (Screenshot by Sophia Styles) from Iwilla Remedy

My Must have item:

My Must have item is the I Love My Armpits Natural Deodorant the travel size version. As a person who has spent a lot of time on the road traveling for work I can’t explain to you have I love this product. Natural, travel-size, deodorant and a reasonable price…simply priceless. My advice to you is if you are going to be traveling anywhere soon this is the item to pick up.

I Love My Armpits Natural Travel Deodorant Spicy Lemon Scent

I Love My Armpits Full Size Deodorants » Spicy Lemon Screenshot by Sophia Styles) from Iwilla Remedy

 

 

To find out more about Iwilla Remedy please check them out online using the links below.

 

Official Website

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

 

Happy #TrueBeautyTuesday!