True Beauty Tuesday: Gold Label Cosmetics

Gold Label

 

I am always do the happy dance when I find gluten-free items especially beauty brands. I have been on the hunt for gluten-free brands that embrace women of color for what seems like forever! I don’t think that it is my chance that I found Gold Label Cosmetics du ring the season of miracles. I just wished that I would have found them before my trip to New York City a few weeks ago. I would have rocked their lipsticks because well….HELLO! they look wonderful! One thing that I love is that they show the lipsticks on very different skins tones. This is a plus for me because as any woman of color knows what looks good on one skin tone can be a hot mess on another.

As I scrolled down their Twitter page and website I saying “Yes” and “I need this one too”.

Be sure to check my this evening on our sister site Loving Hue & Your Style for my personal style picks.


Gold Label

Web Window Shopping: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Welcome back beautiful hues! Yesterday I introduced you to Luxe by Mr. Bubble. It’s our first in our holiday beauty and gift edition.  Today I want to share you will the products that my team and I had the wonderful pleasure of testing. Let’s begin with OMG!  Like I hinted to yesterday everyone was excited to try these products, but what I found just as interesting as the products was than  was the reaction of other people that didn’t know members of the team was using a new product. Everyone received nice complements about how wonderful their skin looked and smelled. Below are just a few of the reactions from the team.

Bubbletini Bath Bombs:  “Just what I needed…I felt like the bath bombs just bombed away my bad day.”

Shine On Lip Balm: “It’s easy to carry and easy to use.”

All Buttered Up Butter: “People keep telling me my skin has a glow and I love it hearing that!”

One of the things that I look for in our Web  Window Shopping series is a product that grabs my eye. The colorful pink, teal/green, and peach colors gently remind you of warmer days while offering you a reason to soak of the cozy feeling of the season. The other top factor in picking a brand for Web Window Shopping is of course the ease of getting the product. You can find the limited edition of  Luxe products by Mr. Bubble exclusively at Target. You can also find additional products at Ulta or on their website.

Be sure to check by for the Sunday Style edition to learn how you can experience these products in our first of the season holiday giveaway.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

True Beauty Tuesday: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Luxe by Mr. Bubble

It’s that time of year.  The holiday shopping season. Our first True Beauty Tuesday holiday gift idea is from a company that we all know and love.

Every now and again you come across a product that not only amazes you, but everyone you share it with and in some cases even the people that you don’t share it with notice a change in your skin… When people talk about a positive change in your skin and only have great things to say about your new found “glow” You know that you have found a truly outstanding product. Sound to good to be true? Well, I’m being 100 with you. Over the last few months my team and I have been falling passionately in love with Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Yup, you read it correct Mr. Bubble…that childhood favorite that made bath time simply amazing. You can now enjoy the same feeling of bliss that you did from your younger days. If in all the holiday hustle and bustle you want to have a  truly nostalgic  moment I highly suggest Luxe by Mr. Bubble.  You are probably wondering why? Right? You are probably thinking that in the sea of beauty products  that women have to choose from this fall and holiday what makes this one so special.  The “Hue” team has been testing products since early fall and it’s now a week from Thanksgiving and the products that we tested have held true during the change of seasons.

The team and I test several products on women of different ages and backgrounds and everyone pretty much had the same reaction. “Where can I get these products?” If you are looking for some great products for the holidays for the woman in your life or as a gift for yourself stay tuned. Tomorrow we will dive into the products and how you can purchase them.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

 

 

 

Web Window Shopping: The #BUYBLACK365 Beginners Guide: Retail Edition

 

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Believe it or not the holidays are just around the corner. During the holiday season many people flock to large major retailers in the middle of the night to get the deal of the century from stores that move people in and out like cattle with little to no service. Over the last few years I have heard people speak of wanting to support black business owners but have not idea of where to start (especially if you don’t live in a large city). The purpose of Web Window Shopping Wednesday is to point you in the direction of black owned business and brands as well as companies that embrace diverse images of style and beauty.

Today’s feature has something wonderful to offer all you beautiful hues that want to #buyblack for the holiday season and beyond. Today Soul Reflectionz will be giving all the subscribers of their website a free copy of  BEGINNERS GUIDE: RETAIL EDITION. Not a subscriber? No worries. Just head over to their website by 6:00 PM today (Oct.19th) to receive your free shopping guide. You can also follow them on their social media pages listed below.

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Web Window Shopping: 2 Pink Peas

It’s the return of  Web Window Shopping! I am excited to share with you an American eco-friendly  company from the beautiful state of Virginia.

2 Pink Peas is an American Eco Friendly accessories company located in Virginia

2 Pink Peas is an American Eco Friendly accessories company located in Virginia

 

2 Pink Peas was founded with the belief that timeless accessories could be  stylish, affordable, and safe for the environment. The company recently unveiled  their  colorful 2016 Fall collection proving that true style has no boundaries.

The Mayan Chocolate Envelope Clutch from New Florals collection embraces one of the biggest trends of the season with big bold floral patterns that can be used as creative statement piece or a new flirty fun twist on flower power making your wardrobe instantly colorfully chic.

The Mayan Chocolate Envelope Clutch from 2 Pink Peas.

The Mayan Chocolate Envelope Clutch from 2 Pink Peas

 2 Pink Peas uses a variety of styles and patterns for this  twelve piece collection while entirely using recycled cotton which  adds to the unique and fashion forwards designs.
The Blimey Limey Floral Wristle from 2 Pink Peas

The Blimey Limey Floral Wristle from 2 Pink Peas

The collection can be purchased exclusively from the 2 Pink Peas website or select retailers in the Virginia Beach area.
Connect with them on social media by using the links below.

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A Stylish Hue is growing.

A Stylish Hue is growing.

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: 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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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!