My New Docu-Series: #NOFilter!


So, I’ve been raving about this new project that I’d been nworking on recently, and today I unveiled it. Excited and nervous for this journey.

Presenting: “#NOFilter”. Hope you’ll take this ride with me!

Check back next Friday for the premiere episode!

With love,


I’m Baaaaaaack!

Hey everyone!

I want to first apologize for being gone for so long, and then I want to tell you how happy I am to be back! Writing in any capacity is such a release for me; I’ve missed this! During the time I’ve been gone, I was busy doing some work on ME, and I’m happy to say that it’s paid off. I’m all done with undergrad, and I’ve earned my bachelor’s degree in business administration (I’m planning on starting grad school in Jan.), I am working full-time at a place that brought me so much joy as a kid (and still does) — the library, and I just moved into my first apartment!! At some point, we all have to do some soul searching, and although my journey is nowhere near over, I’ve begun and It has been a beautiful experience.


With all that being said, I’m ready to get back in the trenches! I miss all the talk about fashion, beauty, life, event hopping, networking with all of you, NYC, and just the innate happiness it brings me to think about all of it. I miss my spark, my unapologetic spontaneity, and I’m so ready to get back in and make it happen! Any room for me in there? Of course I’m not really asking, just politely saying “MOVE OVER!”…ha. Happy to be back, and I sure hope you guys are still rocking with me!

I’m all grown up now (well, who ever really completely grows up?), I’m back with a new outlook, a new maturity, a new appreciation for this work and its contributors, and a new personal branding goal in mind. Bare with me, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Looking forward to picking back up where we left off, friends!



Beauty Products Every Girl Should Carry In Their Purse

A woman’s purse is like a lifeline: It holds all of the essentials that she could possibly need while she is out and about.

It goes without saying that every woman wants to look her best, and what helps a woman look her best? – Why, beauty products, of course! And, since the purse is like a proverbial lifeline when a woman is away from home, it only makes sense that she should carry beauty products in it. How else do you expect to keep your face looking polished and put together after you grab lunch in the middle of your work day, or before you grab drinks after you leave the office on a Friday?

Beauty products in purse


While most women have a pretty substantial collection of beauty products at home, there is no way that she would want to carry them all around in her purse. Only the essentials need to be toted along; but, what are those essentials?


Here is a look at some beauty product musts for your purse:


Lip Plumper: Who doesn’t want to have sexy, pouty lips? Thanks to a lip plumper, even if your lips are thin, you can make them look full with a lip plumper. This beauty product will have to be reapplied throughout the day, though, so it is a must for the purse.


Pressed Powder: As the day wears on, you probably start to feel a little buildup of oil on your face; combat it and cut down the sheen by applying some powder. A pressed powder is best for the purse, as it has less of a chance of causing a messy accident, like loose powder can.


Lipstick: Of all of the beauty products that you wear the one that probably rubs off the easiest and the fastest is lipstick. Keep you looks looking luscious by applying a fresh coat of lipstick after you re-apply that lip plumper.

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Mascara: Yes, even mascara can wear off as you go through the day. In order to keep your eyes looking well-defined, you’re going to want to carry some extra mascara in your purse, too.


A Comb: Your hair is bound to get a little unkempt as the day progresses. Keep it in check by keeping a comb in your bag. Use it to straighten those tresses and keep them looking neat and in order all day long.


Hairspray: A travel size bottle of hairspray is another essential that you are going to want to have on hand in your purse. The idea goes along with the comb. When your hair looks out of sorts after you have been stuck in the wind or the rain, or just after a long day, hairspray will allow you to restyle it.


Perfume: While this isn’t a beauty product, so-to-speak, it should classify as one. Your signature scent is bound to rub off throughout the day. By keeping a small bottle of perfume in your purse, you will be able to refresh your scent and smell delicious all day long.


A lady has got to be prepared at all times. By carrying these items in your purse, you will be ready for whatever comes your way throughout the day.



Gwen Lewis is a journalist who has a passion for makeup and beauty. She loves to share tips and tricks from experience. With summer trips coming up always make sure you have the right essentials in your purse to stay looking fabulous. .



New Beauty On The Block: Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer


Kitiya Micho King, affectionately known as Micho Beauty, is no new kid on the beauty block. She’s a veteran beauty gal who has a degree in chemistry– brings back bad memories of high school chemistry with a heavily accented teacher who… nevermind– and is a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist, and makeup artist! Can we say she’s a smart cookie beauty threat x 5?! Yes, it’s safe to say. All of you that know me, know that I love all things girly, which most definitely includes pretty nail polish with cute names that make you want to tell people what it’s called even when they don’t ask. I’m also known for being a “Safe Sally”, so products that don’t disregard my health with the addition of harmful chemicals keeps my boat afloat, too. And guess what? Kitiya’s new nail polish line, Mischo Luxury Nail lacquer has all of these qualities, and more. Get into this.

Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer

The Fashion Week Collection, Ahhhh…..


The Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer line is toxin-free, which she refers to as “5 FREE”, because it is void of the 5 most harmful chemicals found in nail polish: formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor; which can cause various side-effects. The best of both worlds, toxin-free and they don some pretty vibrant color. I can’t wait to try them!!! Like I mentioned a few lines ago, my favorite part is the You-can’t-sit-with-us-esque polish names. The collection pictured above is the Fashion Week Collection (of course I’m obsessed with all things NYFW…and NYC for that matter, so it’s only right that I’m obsessed with this collection).


For any of my frequent NYFW goers, you’re definitely familiar with all of these terms. Kitiya just hosted the official launch party for the luxury nail line in D.C. where she’s based, and from the IG pics, it seems like it was a great turnout filled with lots of manis and smiles! I’m also a total geek for great packaging, which is such a big part of great branding for a product. I love the sleek and chic simplicity from the bottles to the boxes!




Mischo Beauty Nail polish


I’ve been following Mischo Beauty for a long while, and I know for a fact that this polish line will do well, I mean many of the polishes are already sold out! Wishing Kitiya & Mischo Beauty much continued success! Can’t wait to get my nails on this polish!….well, vice versa 😉

Visit to see the full collection, to shop, and learn more about the line!



~with Style~,

Sharontina B.