Back in Braids

MAc Heroine Lipstick Dark Skin

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook then you already know that I’ve put my braids back in. Between the gym and these strong Spring winds my hair was in a state ofย  emergency and definitely needed a break. This time I did them slightly larger and a tad bit thicker. Took me about 17 hours to put them in.



I love the convenience of box braids. I can spend less time getting ready in the morning and there are so many styling options, especially with long braids.


It’s still a little uncomfortable to put them up but I should be good by next week. I plan to do a post on styling the braids soon. I did them down to the bootay again, here is an idea of the length…

long box braids

long box braids

They are too long to get the entire length myself but don’t worry I’ll be bombarding you guys with more pics soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you would like to try to do your own braids and don’t know where to start you can check out my tutorial here.


By the way I’m wearing MAC Heroine which I don’t wear nearly enough.

*Update: Some of you have been asking for the makeup details for this look so here you go…


Laura Mercier Radiance Bronze Foundation Primer
MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 8.0
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Toffee & Ben Nye Banana Powder to highlight
Ben Nye Neutral Set


Sleek MakeUp Blush in Sahara
Milani Baked Bronzer in Golden to contour
NARS Albatross blush to highlight


Layla Pro Eye Primer from lid to brow bone
Milani Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencil in Cafe Au Lait all over lid as a base
Inglot Eyeshadow in DS 458 all over lid
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown on crease
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Eyeliner in Black on upper lashline
Model Co Colour Box Eye Pencil in Black on lower lashline
Milani Grandissimo Lashes Mascara in Black
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony & MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW45 to define brows


MAC Heroine Lipstick

How are you wearing your hair this Spring?

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Aside from my 9-5, I'm a Freelance MUA & Hair Stylist with a love of all things beauty & fashion. 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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