7 Years Long, 7 Years Strong

Film Noir Makeup Look

It’s so crazy that when I created The Glamorous Gleam seven years ago, I never imagined it would be what it is today. The blog started out as a hobby. A place to document my journey from makeup beginner to makeup pro. An avenue to share my favorite things. A venue to show off my personal style. The Glamorous Gleam is still all of these things, but it has evolved into so much more.

It’s no longer all about me, but about you guys. My supporters. My day ones. The new comers. My family. My friends. All of you who show this blog love. Whether you just discovered it yesterday, or been here since the beginning. I truly enjoy sharing all of these things with you and serving up some inspiration. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support. The blogosphere is super saturated, yet you’re still rocking out with me. I appreciate that.

For the new blog year, makeup looks, makeup & hair tutorials and my personal style, along with style tips will be top priority as it was since the beginning. I’ve shifted my focus a few times over the years, but that’s where my passion lies. I will continue to do product reviews but mainly for new releases that piqued my interest, my faves and unique finds. More importantly, the focus will be on products that cater to us Brown Girls. The Lifestyle element will also remain as I enjoy giving you guys a glimpse into my personal life and sharing my musings. Sometimes you never know what people are going through and how your story can help them. I look forward to this new year and the years to come, and to you guys continuing on this journey with me.

Let me know what you guys would like to see more of in the comments.


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.



  1. 09.03.2016 / 7:42 pm

    I love the makeup tutorials and style posts!! I would love to see a beginner lash/winged liner tutorial…….

    • Erica
      09.04.2016 / 4:56 pm

      That’s a great idea. Both my winged liner and lashes tutorials are really old now,so new tuts would be great ?

  2. Dineo
    09.04.2016 / 6:50 pm

    Hey lady. I would love to hear more personal stories, especially around the topic of self-love and acceptance.

    • Erica
      09.04.2016 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks for the input! ❤️

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