New Morphe Collab with Louie Castro

Have you heard about this? Los Angeles-based cosmetics brand Morphe Cosmetics is known for its ability to form great partnerships with influencers to create bold new palettes and makeup lines that makeup connoisseurs love.  They worked with influencers like Jaclyn Hill and Jackie Aina to launch fabulous new makeup collections that were coveted by many and recently, Morphe announced yet another exciting partnership with makeup artist Louie Castro!  

Castro is a popular influencer on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. He has over 2.2 million followers on Instagram, 2.75 followers on YouTube, and 4.1 million followers on TikTok. The social media trailblazer, also known as the Baddest Perra, is popular because of his inspiring makeup looks, personality, and authenticity.  You can find tons of entertaining videos on his YouTube channel like how to skits, cooking videos, and collab challenges.

This Morphe collection features tons of lavish mattes and fancy shimmers in the Sweetest Tea Artistry Palette 35T, as well as a plumping gloss, two lip trios, and a color pencil.  The prices range is from $5.00 to $28.00 and you can purchase it on Morphe’s website.  

The Sweetest Tea collection by @louiecastro is worthy of your wish list! If you’re looking for impressive, posh colors to add to your makeup haul, Morphe offers free shipping for orders over $45 and you can get 30% of purchases this weekend if you use the code WEEKEND30.

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New Year New Makeup Tips for 2022 – Must-See New Arrivals from ULTA

Are you ready for the Year of the Tiger? Do you even know what that means? According to Pure Wow, 2022 is the year of the Tiger. The Chinese New Year is a celebration preceding the Winter solstice after the second new moon. It is also called the Spring Festival. The Lunar New Year doesn’t start until February 1st but the best part about it is Ulta’s timely new makeup releases from NARS and NYX, including a tiger-striped covered limited-edition line commemorating the beauty of 2022’s anticipated roar.  

The NYX Limited Edition Lunar New Year Matte Setting Spray will immediately catch your eye. The packaging is a bright red with large-printed letters that say “Tiger Energy” and “With Love from Los Angeles.” The lightweight formula is equally appealing and is made to keep your makeup fresh while preventing smudging. The setting spray also contains Niacinamide that helps prevent shine and creates a silky, smooth glow. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan. It’s available at Ulta for $8.50.

The NYX Limited Edition Lunar New Year Eyeshadow Palette features 12 bold colors from matte to metallic. The palette is creatively crafted with intense lettering and dazzling colors. You’ll definitely feel 2022’s tiger flow once you pick this up from Ulta and it’s only $10.00.

If you’re still searching for the perfect lip shine for everyday wear, you might really like the NARS Afterglow Lip Shine Gloss. It has 5 stars on Ulta’s website and comes in several modest colors that are perfect for the office, business meetings, or church. Names like – Supervixen, Chelsea Girls, A-Lister, and Unbroken – make you want to try a few swatches. It comes in 10 colors from shimmers and pinks to rose colors and mauves. Many of the reviews offer great feedback telling how lip shine gloss is lightweight, hydrating, subtle, and non-sticky. It’s available for $26.00.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Makeup Lovers

What good is a beauty blog without a list of the most popular items for your holiday season? If you are still shopping for last-minute gifts for the fashionista on your list, NARS, Too Faced, and ColourPop have released their top picks for your holiday gift guide.


The NARS Gift Guide is perfect for anyone who loves trendy new colors, creamy foundations, and products filled with ingredients that do good for the skin.

 It’s time to join the #NARSissist club.

The radiant essentials bundle is $73.10 and features a mini radiant creamy concealer, tinted moisturizer, and a soothing lip balm full of antioxidants. The concealer perfects your skin and gives you a radiant glow. The moisturizer protects your skin with ingredients SPF 30 and Vitamin C. With colors like Dolce Vita, Orgasm, Turbo, and Fast Lane, the Afterglow lip balm is the perfect prep for the mistletoe.

Photo by Karly Jones on Unsplash

NARS also offers free shipping for purchases over $35 and you can book a complimentary session with a makeup consultant. If you are in Atlanta, stop by the NARS store in the The Shops At Buckhead. The address is 3004 Bolling Way, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Too Faced

Too Faced gives makeup enthusiasts something sweet at spicy. The Christmas Shop features a Limited Edition Sweet and Spicy Eye Shadow Palette that your gift recipient will thank you for. It’s the perfect combination of warm and toasty neutrals with colors like Lick the Spoon, Batter Up, I’m Toasted, Frost Those Buns, and Muffin Top. The site also shows you how to create the perfect holiday look using copper metallic and sparkly pink eyeshadows to highlight your eyes from crease to brow bone. The palette is $49.00 and received 4.5 out of 5 hearts.






ColourPop’s Tim Burton The Night Before Christmas Collection is the real deal for daring makeup lovers who like bold new shades and chromatic textures. The set includes a 12-pan palette with matte and metallic shades. With an assortment of smokey eye neutrals and vibrant hues, the possibilities are endless. It also comes with a Luxe Crème lipstick, 2 liquid liners, and new colors from the Jelly Much line.  

The line also has a great selection of makeup products for female sports fans. You can gift a collection with a 9 shade pressed powder palette, glittery face stickers, a gel liner kit, and themed makeup bag spotlighting their favorite basketball team, from the Los Angeles Lakes and Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls.

The set is great for #girlfans and only costs $59.

October Beauty Blogger Spotlight

Corliss “LyriQ” Hambrick

We are excited to feature a top beauty influencer each month. This month we are spotlighting Corliss “LyriQ” Hambrick, a health, beauty, and fitnesss Vlogger, blogger, model, actress and singer based in Atlanta, Georgia.


How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since 2016.

What inspired you to launch your blog?

Watching my families health I already had plans to do something to be more active not just for myself but for others. So after years of planning I finally took the leap of faith and did it.

When wearing foundation do you prefer powder or liquid? Why?

I like liquid foundation, I don’t use it often but I always felt like you could go further with liquid by hiding blemishes.   Mostly controlling how natural you can still be without clumping so much on, It’s an art.

What is your favorite skin care line? Why?

I’m not stuck down to one brand really, I’m obsessed with fenty beauty’s fat water. I love the fact that it hydrates your skin and my dark spots have disappeared since I’ve been consistent with it. Farmacy Beauty for their eye cream, it helps on my busy days when I miss sleep and end up with bags under my eyes. My cleansers are never consistent, I change through the seasons depending on what my skin needs.

What would you say are three qualities of being a good friend? Three qualities in any good friendship would be communication which leads to trust, support and most importantly selflessness. Knowing that’s it’s always not about one person all of the time, celebrate one another.

What is one makeup product that you cannot live without? Why?

It’s not really a makeup product but a savior. I have to have apple cider vinegar anywhere and everywhere. Especially because of Covid-19 with wearing masking on all of the time. If I have nothing else I have it with me to cleanse my face and get rid of all of the pimples that came to visit me. Also if my skin is dried out from my eczema.

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Wet and Wavy Hair Style Review

When I was younger, I was fearless about trying new hairstyles. I tried half wigs, braids, twists, natural styles, and more. In the most recent years, I’ve been satisfied with natural looking body wave extensions. I’ve gathered all the right tools to maintain this style. I tried a few edge control creams and wondered whether or not it is mandatory for me to participate in baby hair rituals. I’ve also questioned whether or not I would like a frontal. I’m not quite as daring with my hairstyles as I used to be, but I recently found a few trendy styles that add some excitement to my style.

Wet and Wavy Hair Style

Most recently I tried a curly look. I literally purchased this hair about six months ago and kept making up excuses about why I shouldn’t install it. I wanted to have a professional look. I didn’t know if it would look too bold or gaudy on me. I didn’t know if my hair would blend in with the extensions or how to wear the “wet look.” I finally tried the wet and wavy hair this summer and was surprised at how easy it became to maintain this style. It was low maintenance and seemed to fit the summer vibe. Next time, I think I’ll get a nice haircut so that I can try out a dry kinky curly look. It also made me get into edge control more and I think I found one that I really like. I can’t say that I’ll wear this style frequently, but it was fun!

Photo by Joshua Oyebanji on Unsplash

Trying a New Style

The next hairstyle will be straight extensions with a middle part. I swear by the good ole side part. I just don’t feel like the middle part frames my face. I tried it and just really didn’t like it, but I’ve decided to give it another try. I used to wear my hair with a middle part when I was younger, but my face was fatter. I think if I can pull the hair behind my ears and make it look more natural then I may like it more.

Back to the Basics

Ultimately, I am most likely to go back to my typical look. I’ve pondered braids but that’s as far as I’ve gotten with that. The body waves are fun to style every day. Even when you wear it pressed straight, it seems to have more volume without being too gaudy, and it’s easy to roll up and wrap at night. Now that I’ve found an edge control, I may be able to perfect this look.

What’s next?

Highlights, color, a professional haircut, or a silk press maybe.

Check out these highly recommended products from Amazon.

Style Factor Edge Booster Extra Strength Moisture Rich Pomade | Thick Coarse Hair (Pink Sapphire))

Cantu Argan Oil Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream, 16 Ounce

Goldwell Stylesign Ultra Volume Lagoom Jam Styling Gel, 5.1 Oz

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