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Today’s post revolves around one color- mint green! I wrote this post more than a year ago and not much has changed since then- I’m still obsessed with this color. I have at least five nail polishes that fall into this category and anything mint green immediately catches my eye. I’d love to add any one of these pieces to my closet, but I’m coveting the mint sunnies in particular- they’d be so perfect for spring and they’re a steal at $9!

(*These shoes sold out in like 2 days, but you might find them at your local store or they may come back in stock online.)

Maybelline Color Whispers Review

Maybelline Color Whispers Review

Maybelline Color Whispers Review

I’ve really been on a beauty kick lately and as I mentioned in this post, I recently picked up these two lovely lip colors. I might seem like a Maybelline pusher, but I promise I don’t work for them- I just really love their products!

The Maybelline Color Whispers are lightweight, while still providing a great pigmentation. They glide on very smoothly and evenly, like applying lip balm, and layer well. With just a few swipes, I had a nice stain on my lips and with a few more swipes the color was rich and nearly opaque. They are moisturizing enough that I don’t feel the need to constantly apply chapstick on top of the color and they have a bit of shine, but not too much (I prefer a matte or slightly glossy color- anything more just looks ridiculous on me!).

I found that the color wore off after a couple of hours; however, Berry Ready faded nicely, so even when it wore off, my lips just looked slightly stained. I love lipsticks in the red color family: as you can see below, Berry Ready is a berry color with pink undertones while Who Wore it Red-er is a pinky red color (it’s not a true red). I bought these on sale at my local CVS, so I paid about $6 for each, which I feel is a pretty good price. 

Maybelline Color Whispers Review African American Swatch

(left- Berry Ready and right-Who Wore it Red-er)

Tell me: Have you tried the Maybelline Color Whispers?

Style Crush: Solange

Solange at Letterman

Solange at Letterman

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

solange at beyonce documentary premiere

solange for madewell


I’m a huge fan of Solange- in part due to her music, but also because of her killer sense of style. She’s a woman of many talents- a singer, songwriter, model and DJ.  I love the way she takes risks with her clothing- she’s not afraid to be bold and ‘out there.’ Also, can we talk for a moment about how awesome her hair is?!

solange hair Solange Solange oustide letterman Solange Grammys 2013 Solange in DVF

I’m going to see her perform live this Friday at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival and I’m super excited! I’ve been listening to all of her songs nonstop in preparation for the concert and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here.

Tell me: What do you think of her music and/or her style?