Fashion & Style 411 : Rhuggie

Representing South Carolina, Sabrina better known as Rhuggie is a make up artist with a killer hand and a style any woman would adore. I was drawn to this sista instantly , her elegance screamed thru her IG page. I just had to get the 411 on her Fashion and Style.

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?
I have always been in to arts & crafts so when I was little my mom showed me how to sew and I copied outfits I saw on TV or in her magazines for my dolls!

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?
I would say the only thing that’s signature about my style is that I’m a sucker for classic silhouettes and I love color and prints!

Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?
If I had to choose only one I’d say Marc Jacobs

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?
My current style crush would be Blake Lively, youthful, sexy but classy with a touch of edge and fun.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?
My ensembles depend on my mood each day, I always wear something that will make me feel happy that day!

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?
We have very few boutiques where I live so I shop in big stores and online a lot. ASOS, H&M, Express, Forever21, Macy’s and Nordstrom are at the top of my list!

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Maya Angelou : A Poetic Genius

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My heart is sadden. Today May 28, 2014 Maya Angelou was found unresponsive in her Winston Salem home this morning.

RIP to one of the most iconic phenomenal, inspirational, literary poets of our time..she has inspired me since middle school, her words are not only uplifting… They’re honest, powerful & profound.. She was an amazing philosopher who touched lives around the globe. She has opened doors for black women like myself to write freely & from the soul.. Watching my all time favorite movie ” Poetic Justice ” growing up I was very impressed and INSPIRED with the poetry that was featured in the film. Since that day I write freely and from the HEART. She single handedly inspired me to WRITE ….Her words will live on forever.

In honor of the legendary writer, here are 10 of her most memorable quotes:

1. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

2. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can be anything erratically, but to be that thing after time,you need courage.”

3. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

4. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

5. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”

6. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

7. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” 

8. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” 

9. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” 

10. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” 

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Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

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Figure Flattering : Midi Skirt

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A trend I’m taking full advantage of this Spring is the midi-length skirt. This may be the most flattering trend of all time—seriously! A midi skirt is a skirt that hits right below the knee, which creates an illusion of a taller, more slender body. Who wouldn’t want that, right? A midi skirt can come in endless styles options—bodycon, pencil, fit-and-flare, and ballerina to name but a few. One of my favorite midi skirt styles is the pleated A-line. It sucks in your middle and creates that slim waist we all want!

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Now that you know why midis are the most flattering trend, lets talk styling. Treat this skirt like any other when trying to put together an outfit. For an everyday look, try styling it like i did with a graphic tee and studded belt. Or, for another causal take, try on some wedges and a crop top with a denim jacket

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Even if you’re nervous to try other Spring trends out there, this is one you don’t want to miss! Midi skirts are figure flattering, easy to style, and perfect for Spring.

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Beauty on a Budget

Im BACK …..YAYYY!
So this is my first time giving you glowers a dupes post. So I decided that this post will be dedicated to all my favorite MAC dupes! For those of you who don’t know, MAC is a brand of professional-quality cosmetics known for its insanely huge selection of colors. Unfortunately, with all that awesomeness comes some pretty high prices as well. Although there are some MAC products that cannot be duplicated and are worth the splurge, I’ve found tons of great drugstore alternatives to others!

As always, please keep in mind that prices and availability are subject to change depending on when and where you buy. It’s also important to remember than the pictures you’ll see below are not a completely accurate representation of the colors of these products. So if you see two items that do not look like a match here at all, I promise they do in real life!

With that all out of the way, let’s go ahead and jump into everything!

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This shade of lipstick is definitely my go to lippie for everyday wear, it’s completely stunning! If you’re looking for a dark lipstick perfect for all year round , there is nothing better to me than Black Cherry…or Dark Side if you’d like to splurge a little more.

The Original: MAC Lipstick in Dark Side- $15
Drugstore Dupe: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry- $ 8

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When you speak of Mac Heroine it eckos the room. I recently purchased this amazing color that I have been eyeing for sometime now . A Great and accurate dupe I have for yall  is Miss Violet ( left) and MAC Heroine ( the color to the right). Same shade, different textures.  is a Fall Limited Edition and might be hard to find. Sounds like Miss Violet Intrigue and Heroine have something in common besides color, you can’t find neither, no where (Heroine stays sold out).

The Original : MAC Heroine $16
Drugstore Dupe : Miss Violet Intrigue

When wearing a full face makeup it is important to use a setting spray to help set and hold makeup in place. The setting spray helps to improve makeup wearability and prevent color from running and fading.

A very popular setting spray is one from MAC called Fix plus. It’s an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi.

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Elf cosmetics offers a more affordable setting spray called Makeup Mist & Set. This invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients: Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C, & E.

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The Original : MAC Fix Plus $21
Dupe : Elf Makeup Mist & Set $3

When trying them out I noticed that both held up equally and my makeup held in place all night.

The whole  beauty dupe culture is one of those moments that you need a sharp eye, keen sense of BS and tight budget. It’s so easy to get caught up thinking you are saving money by buying a duplicate of a high product, when actuality, its not even a close color, texture and doesn’t work nothing like the real thing. I love dupes but here is some advice, USE GOOGLE. Seriously, do the research and find bloggers, vloggers, sites that have swatches or reviews on the real product and duped one if you are UNSURE of a supposed dupe.

Thanks for taking the time to GLOW,
Tesha Sherie

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