"DARK FOREST SEPHORA LIPSTAIN (AKA #29): Yeesssss!!!!! I've been searching for the perfect shade of green lipstick/lipstain for a long time, and I'm pleased to say that I've finally found it! I should have known that Sephora would eventually come to my rescue.
Recently, Sephora launched 27 new shades of the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain. The new colors are amazing, but I've got to say "Dark Forest" is hands down my favorite. Probably because I've been searching for it my entire life (sighs).
One major goodie about Sephora lipstain is its longevity. It stays on your lips for as long as you want it to. You can have ribs (which I did on this day), burgers, ice cream, even pizza --yes, I know I have a bad eating habit--, and the most you'll need afterwards is a little touch up. It also feels good on my lips.
I've been using Sephora lipstain for years, and I highly recommend it. They are affordable at $14. Also, don't be fooled by the package- it might look little, but it holds more lipstain than most of the major brands out there, including Stila.
VELVET TURBAN HEADBANDS: If you like turbans but aren't enthusiastic about tying them then turban headbands are right for you. You won't get the absolute covering a traditional turban provides, but turban headbands are convenient. Just put it on and you're good to go.
Besides convenience, another advantage of a turban headband is that you can mix and match two colors. I made this discovery because I was trying to make the best out of my black turban, which I felt was too boring. I only got it because the store had a "buy one get one free sale," so I paid for the white one - which I really wanted - and got the black one for free. Then it occurred to me that I could wear both- which is perfect because you all know how I love me a black and white combo.
My idea worked! That's why I always encourage experimentation. Don't give up on an item because you don't like it as it is. Try to make it work for you. If I gave up on the black turban I wouldn't have come up with this look. I also found a third way to wear it (it also involves combining two turbans), but I'll show you some other time.
Photographed by the most beautiful Ijeoma O."