Purple Lips and a Pixie Cut

Nicka K Lipstick Amethyst Makeup Look

I can be so random at times. I’ve really been missing my Pixie cut but had so much growth from my braids that I decided to try and grow my hair out. I’ve been getting the itch to cut it all off recently and the plan was to braid it back up Thanksgiving weekend to avoid cutting it. Obviously that’s not going to happen.


I was sitting at work yesterday thinking hard about what to do with my hair and decided that I would cut it. So I went home, went in the bathroom and pulled out my scissors and clippers and did just that.

Nicka K Lipstick Amethyst Makeup Look

Nicka K Lipstick Amethyst Makeup Look

I feel like a brand new person but really I’m just back to my good old self. This has become my signature look over the last few years. It’s a perfect fit for my style, it’s how I’m most comfortable and confident… I just love it. I strayed for a little bit but I’m back now. When you feel strongly about something do you as you know yourself best.

Purple Lips and a Pixie Cut

In honor of my new cut I also plan to get back on my makeup looks game as I’ve been in a simple winged liner and bold lip rut for forever. Wanted to premier my new do with something a little fancy so I came up with this look.

Products Used


L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base Primer
Inglot AMC Corrective Iluminator, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW40 & Ben Nye Banana Powder to conceal/highlight under eye
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Soft Sable
Ben Nye Neutral Set Setting Powder


MAC Blush in Loverush (discontinued)


Layla Pro EyeΒ  Primer from lid to brow bone
Milani Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencil in Champagne Toast all over lid as a base
MAC Eyeshadow in Vex all over lid
MAC e/s in Sketch blended on outer v and crease
MAC e/s in Soft Brown to highlight brow bone & blend
Milani Eye-Tech Mini Liquid Liner on upper lashline
Jordana 12hr Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point on waterline
Jordana Best Volume Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Senna Form-a-Brow Kit in Dark & MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW40 to define brows


NK Lipstick in Amethyst

Have a Happy Hump Day!


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

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  1. 10.30.2013 / 10:58 am

    I love you short pixie.. I think it def fits you best ;).. Make up always on point as usual.. looking lovely.


    • Erica
      10.30.2013 / 11:02 am

      Thank you so much Toni πŸ™‚

  2. Fiedah
    10.30.2013 / 12:04 pm

    I love shortcuts! I wore one for about two years until my hairdresser moved away. I think long hair is basic because most people have long hair, but short cuts are edgy and make you stand out. Only problem is unless you can do it yourself, you have to go to the shop at least every 2 weeks to get it done.
    And you do look best with your pixie. In your old pics you still look pretty, but your short cut gives you that ooomph!

    • Erica
      10.30.2013 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you so much Fiedah. You are so right, it is a lot of maintenance. Even doing it myself is a lot as my hair grows fast but I suck it up and do it because I’m not paying someone when I can do it myself.

  3. Crystal
    10.30.2013 / 2:05 pm

    I love, love, love your pixie! It looks so good on you! I’m in awe that you cut your own hair! For real! You have mad skills. Did you go to cosmetology school? Lawd, I hope this doesn’t sound weird, but you have like the most perfect nose. LOL Love this makeup look…you’re just so talented.

    • Erica
      10.30.2013 / 2:25 pm

      Lol I absolutely HATE my nose, I think it’s way too big!

      I didn’t go to Cosmetology school but plan to soon enough. I’m self taught, always practice on myself then others. I feel it’s harder to do your own hair so if I master it on myself it’s easy for me to do it on others. Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. andrea
    10.30.2013 / 2:58 pm

    Beautiful. ..are u a hairstylist. ..you did a AWESOME JOB…

    • Erica
      10.30.2013 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you. Yes, I am a freelance Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist πŸ™‚

  5. 10.30.2013 / 5:54 pm

    Purple lips suit you very well! Stunning!

    • Erica
      10.30.2013 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you Kadie!

    • Erica
      10.30.2013 / 10:55 pm

      Thank you YoYo!

  6. Melanie
    10.31.2013 / 1:47 pm

    You can wear any hairstyle! Love that lippy color.

    • Erica
      10.31.2013 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  7. Nikki
    11.01.2013 / 12:03 am

    I am so infatuated with short, pixie cuts. I think it’s a super sexy look that exudes confidence. I’ve been wanting to cut my hair this short for years, but my husband would have a heart attack if he came home and witnessed my long hair all over the floor, so I get my fix with wigs! You look great btw! Love your style!

    • Erica
      11.01.2013 / 5:19 am

      Thank you. At least you have your fix lol. I was partially growing mine out because although my boyfriend likes short hair on me, he prefers long hair. I tried but told him uh uh this is me right here. He said I’m sexy either way *blushing*

  8. 11.01.2013 / 1:37 pm

    You look absolutely stunning! I love a pixie cut on you! Plus, the makeup is perfect. *two snaps & a twirl*

    • Erica
      11.01.2013 / 1:49 pm

      Lol Thanks Ashley! πŸ™‚

  9. Travail
    01.30.2014 / 7:10 pm

    OH my can’t even find this lipstick online!!

    • Erica
      02.01.2014 / 7:27 pm

      Check your local beauty supply store. 99 cent!

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