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!

True Beauty -Web Window Shopping: Iwilla Remedy

What happens when True Beauty Tuesday and Web Window Shopping Wednesday meet? Well a whole new feature of course…True beauty Window Shopping. A new two part feature for products that are so outstanding that they deserve to be featured twice.

I had planned to make this post yesterday for True Beauty Tuesday and then I thought about the wonderful products that I had the pleasure of reviewing and instantly thought these products could also be featured on Web Window Shopping Wednesday. In the ever changing internet based world we now do more shopping online than ever before and these a some great product that you may not find on your local shelves, but they are products that you need to know about.

Let’s be honest it can be difficult to purchase beauty products online for obvious reasons….you can’t feel the texture or connect with the scent. That’s why I am excited to introduce you to the Brooklyn, NY based Iwilla Remedy. The company was gracious enough to send me several products to review and I couldn’t be happier

Today’s Web Window Shopping Wednesday shopping feature is the Baby Powder scented I Love My Armpits™ deodorant.

 I Love My Armpits Full Size Deodorants » Baby Powder (Screenshot by Sophia Styles from Iwilla Remedy

I Love My Armpits Full Size Deodorants » Baby Powder
(Screenshot by Sophia Styles) from Iwilla Remedy

While opening this product I had that OMG! moment…you know when stumble across a product that offers a scent of sheer bliss.What makes this product even more amazing to me is that this product (along with of of the Iwilla Remedy products) are created with wellness in mind. Since going gluten-free almost four years ago I have a had a hard time finding products that are g-free so  I am always excited to find beauty products that consider the allergy needs of consumers.  I have been reviewing the these products two weeks now, and I am excited that the ladies of Iwilla Remedy reached out to me because I love this Armpits and this product (pun intended)

Do you want to learn more about the other great products I had the chance to review from Iwilla Remedy, the item I picked as my must have item, and reactions from my testing team? Then be sure to join me here on Tuesday for #TrueBeautyTuesday part two feature.

 

Web Window Shopping : Live in Fashion

Welcome to Web Window shopping Wednesday ~say that five times fast :0)

Web Window shopping is all about finding those fashion treasures online. I came across the feature of the day because they liked an picture I posted on my instagram page. ( yup, I check out the pages of those who like my images). I instantly gravitated to the gorgeous Jaguar post earrings on the Live in Fashion website because they make a fashion forward statement while remaining classy. They can easily be matched with a pair of jeans and classic white shirt to add a little flare to traditional weekend look or you can use them to adorn your little black dress when you are out on the town to unleash your inner sexy style.

With a new Spring collection on the way I am sure that you can find something to add to your wardrobe….but I must warn you I will fight you for that clear clutch bag on shown on their instagram page….True story.

With love from me to hue.

 

Shown above Jaguar Post Earrings Screenshot: By Sophia Styles from the Liveinfashion.com website

Shown above Jaguar Post Earrings
Screenshot: By Sophia Styles from the Liveinfashion.com website

 

 

 

iBeauty

There is no better way to return to True Beauty Tuesday ( #TrueBeautyTuesday) than with the one and only IMAN. A few days ago I noticed the Iman cosmetics instagram page that a wonderful new service is now available for beauties of color.

The Iman Cosmetics beauty APP for iOS users is simply put amazing!….and I don’t even have an iPhone (I am going to try it out on my MAC—if I can). Let me tell you why I love this APP… you see as a woman of color I can’t tell you how many times I have stood in the middle of the store debating what color is going to “work” for me. The idea that I can take a picture and the APP does the work for me just makes my day and you want to know what’s even better? It’s FREE, yup I said free! Another great feature of the APP is that it offers you options that help you achieve other looks. Do you need an everyday look, glamourous evening look, or maybe you want to follow the latest trends? Well, then you are in luck because this APP can help you.

So stop standing in the middle of the store debating which color will look best and whip out your iPhone and take a selfie in the name of beauty.

Check out the two videos below for more information.

 

With love from me to hue,

Sophia

 

Embracing HUE

Today is a celebration of each and every one of you! This Hue & Me Monday I encourage to show the world you are beautiful enough, stylish enough, simply put enough! Project Embrace has created the #IAMENOUGHDAY campaign to challenge the stereotypes of what is considered beautiful hair.

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Declaring March 31st as “I AM ENOUGH DAY” the campaign encourages women to ditch the weaves and embrace their natural hair.

I originally came across Project Embrace on instagram and instantly liked the campaign. Two years ago I explored the stereotypes surrounding natural hair in the “corporate world” and the role the media plays  for my graduate school thesis…so naturally, I feel a connection to a project that supports the celebration of diversity.

Per their Facebook Project Embrace plans to encourage the UK government to regulate the of sales of chemical relaxers by placing age restrictions (which I personally love)

To learn more about the mission of Project Embrace visit their website or view their recent interview on Black Visions Television.

The work that Project Embrace is doing is truly a celebration of Hue and me by encouraging each of us to embrace our beauty.

Be sure to join the celebration #IAMENOUGHDAY

 

 

Hue & Me Monday: Designed by HUE

For this edition of Hue and Me Monday I would like to welcome you to a new platform the I’ve created to help emerging fashion designers of color, boutique owners, hair, and make-up artist and those who believe in creating or providing services that celebrate the beauty and style of black women (hue)

So if you fall into this category or know someone who does please direct them to the Facebook Fan Page titled “Designed by HUE

 

With Love from me to hue,

Sophia