Keep Your Lips Happy with Sad Girl Lip Balm

Sad Girl Cosmetics Lip Balm

 Why Sad girl Lip Balm Is For You

  • You have dry lips

  • Seeking softer lips

  • Lost your current lip balm/moisturizer

  • Need to heal and repair your lips

  • Need an extra layer of protection for use with matte lipsticks

  • You want to support a POC owned business

  • Need some color back in your lips

  • Looking for an affordable lip balm

 Behind The Product

Funky Town Pomade and Sad Girl Cosmetics is a Los Angeles based business. The company mission is to make high-quality products at prices “anyone can afford, even the kids.  Funky Town Pomade and Sad Girl Cosmetics Started in 2015 as a vegan and cruelty-free business making high-quality items such as lipsticks, pomades, body sprays, lotion, highly pigmented lipsticks, lip balms, and more that will leave you feeling fly and feeling yourself.

Sad Girl Cosmetics Lip Balm

The Opinion No One Asked For

Sad Girl Lip Balm is packed with tons of amazing ingredients that make will make your lips happy.   The recipe includes incredible items like Shea Butter, bentonite clay, hemp seed butter, and coconut oil, just to name a handful of ingredients you can find in this lip moisturizer mix. The assortment of flavors that are offered isn’t exactly run of the mill (Horchata, Mango, Watermelon, and Strawberry Mint). If you are seeking something non-scented this may not be the right lip balm for you. 

The actual balm appears to be a manilla-buttery color and with a creamy texture without the sticky stuff or the residue.  Upon application, you will notice that you don’t get that weird waxy feeling either. This lip moisturizer packaging is simple-mod but pays homage to old school LA aesthetic. It’s kick-ass vegan and cruelty-free formula keeps your lips in check long after the top layer melts wears thin.  

Sad Girl Lip Balms is an incredible standalone lip moisturizer. Your lips will feel soft, supple, and ready to be seen. This is a great product to turn to when you are a desperate need for lip repair or if you just need a good moisturizer. It’s true that little goes a long way, but when it comes to lip products I say go wild and crazy. 

Sad Girl Cosmetics Lip Balm

Sad Girl Cosmetics has come up with the perfect lip treatment that works its magic as a shield to worn under matte lipsticks that tend to dry down and dry down hard. Though this product is far from the mainstream spotlight, you’ll be asking yourself why it’s not in stores. 

I always have at least one on hand and I encourage anyone that is looking to turn their frown upside-down to check out Sad Girl Cosmetics, Sad Girl Lip Balms because it’s necessary.

 Final Thoughts

Get your lips together with Funky Town Pomade and Sad Girl Cosmetics, Sad Gril Lip Balm. Its tantalizing flavors are worth the exploration, especially at affordable prices. 

Recommended:  Highly!

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Go ahead buy, try and leave a comment letting me know how amazing this lip stuff is, I’ll wait. 

Fall 2019 Black Fashion Week MN returns!

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Black Fashion Week MN will be returning to the Twin Cities Fall 2019 and I’m living for it!

What’s Up

Rumor has it Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) will be back in the Cities this fall and it's going to be an event to remember. While stalking the BFWMN social channels I have discovered the following: 

  1. .The was a model call on August 23 and everyone is talking about it

  2. Houston White, Natalie Morrow,  Manou Maimounata Effi, and Andrés Pérez are about to tear it up

  3. From what I’ve seen so far from conversation and images from behind the scenes, we are in for some thangs

Someone correct me if I’m wrong...

This past spring was the first time that I had a chance to attend Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) and I loved every moment of it. You get access to  the newest designs, exposed to amazing entertainment, and Minnesota POC come correct and dressed to impress. The majority of designers, models, vendors, and attendees are Black, it is Black Fashion Week Minnesota after all.  But you can expect to see designers, models, vendors, and attendees from a variety of backgrounds showcasing and showstopping in this inclusive parade of fashions. The Twin Cities BFWMN is a two-weekend event is not to be missed if you are a true fashion lover. 

Predictions

I’ve been doing predictions pretty consistently for the last few years for different shows worldwide, and #BFWMN is not an exception. I anticipate the opposite reaction from what we've seen when it comes to participation this season.  While the Big Four Shows are cutting small sizing and going private, I predict that BFWMN will bring double the attendance and representation with sold out shows. I also predict underrated fashion designers will be making a debut and some unexpected collaborations are going to bring some major attention to the Twin Cities. I have no doubt that we can expect BFWMN shows filled with a mishmash of colors and textures walking down the runways just in time for the seasonal changes that goes hand in hand with life in the Midwest.  

This next prediction is pretty much the same prediction that I foresee in shows for the Spring 2020 Collections being showcased this season.  I foresee spurts of political fashion making its mark and being seen on and off the runway. I believe that we are going to see a lot of cultural inspirations and nods to iconic trailblazers. There is going to be a lot of sustainable fashions and forever wear and versatile pieces on display. 

So this is more wishful thinking than a prediction, but I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that we will see designers that have true plus-size clothing lines available.  

Be Prepared

This time around I am pulling from the budget I usually save for FWMN and shifting my dollars and lewks to prepare to attend BFWMN.  It should go without saying, but just in case you didn’t know BFWMN is a dress to impress situation and tickets move fast. Front row is always the first to get filled so if you want to make sure you and your party get the seats. Be sure to visit Black Fashion Week MN online and check their Facebook Page early and often to get first picks.  

For the record, I am not officially or unofficially associated with Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) in any way, shape or form. I just happen to be a black and brown woman that will be in the right place at the right time. You can follow me on social media @mahina.reyes on IG and Snapchat, @MahinaReyes on Twitter & Periscope while I take this online personality thing to the next level.

As always I am forever looking for events, businesses, and brands owned and run by POC to promote if you got something or know something please share! 

Miss Mahina

Off the Runway: Black HeartsBall Spring 2019

Fashion off the runway is just as important as the fashion on the runway. IWhen I attend events, especially fashion events I always try to make it my goal to scout around. See what the people are wearing or not wearing. I to take a moment to observe attendees. I want to know who is showing up, who is wearing what, and what networking opportunities would be worth seeking.

Below are just a hand full of people I was able to catch off the runway living in their style during this black & white affair at the Black Hearts Ball. During Twin Cities Fashion Month Spring 2019 Black Hearts Ball was featured during Black Fashion Week MN. Black Hearts Ball is a higher end fashion event hosted in Minnesota and always a crowd pleaser.

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Look Like A Boss By Following These 11 Dos and Don'ts During Fashion Week

A Good Time

Everyone wants to have a good time when they attending a fashion event. Any time you attend a hosted event it goes without saying that you are a guest accepting your responsibility as an attendee. There’s an unspoken agreement that by attending a fashion event, that you, the attendee are a guest that to supports the whole event from the moment you arrive to the venue until the time you depart. If you recall last season I put together a 5 Day guide to help people navigate Fashion Week . In Fashion Week Guide Part 05 I focused on the topic of Fashion Show Etiquette for attendees. I wanted to revisit those points and add a few more rules that fashion goers should abide by.

Not your show

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You should not find yourself at the center of attention unless you are in the spotlight on the black/red/green carpet or posing for pictures at the designated time and place. If the fashion event is not your own, then all eyes needn’t be on you.

Stay humble.


Show some respect

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All fashion events are important fashion events to someone. Time, effort, and money has been put into the fashion events being hosted. Yes, the host eventually wants you to buy the fashions, but they also want everyone in attendance to have a good time. As an attendee whether you are in VIP or in the General Standing area, sponsor or ticket winner, red carpet event or pop-up shop treat each event and its attendees with respect.

Keep it to yourself

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Photo by Godisable Jacob from Pexels

Nothing is worse than going to a show and watching in horror as someone in a front seat has a leg or a bag reaching out to the middle of a runway. Keep everything on your person as close to you and as far away from the runway as possible as not to distract models from their walking path. Also, be mindful not to obstruct clear runway shots of photographers. Don’t be sh#$ty person. Pull it in!

Runways are for models & company

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Photo by sachin bharti from Pexels

The runway is sacred space for models, designers, hosts, etc. Non affiliates walking across them is considered bad luck and bad form. If you must, walk as close to the sitting area as possible without disturbing other attendees and stay off of the runway. If you really have to get a picture of yourself on the runway wait until after the show or run the risk of being asked to leave an event.  

Golf claps & snaps

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Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

When you attend shows a great way to let designers know that you love their fashion is to give a short golf course claps or controlled snaps. This is a way to show respect for your favorite designs and to make sure that the attention stays on the clothes, not you. If you feel so moved by a piece that a vocal response cannot be stopped, so be it, but remain respectful with your words and keep it short. At the end of every presentation (end of a line or designer run) be sure to kick up your enthusiasm for said designer(s) to show your appreciation of their showcase.

Not your seat, Don’t sit down

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Photo by Ambar Simpang from Pexels

You should never ever sit down in a seat that isn’t reserved for you. Besides that fact that people have paid extra money or are affiliates of shows it’s considered bad form. No one should have to ask you to move out of the seat they have paid for. Once you have your seat and it’s 10 -15 minutes before the show you should stay rooted in your assigned seat until the very end of the show. The same can be said for those in the designated standing areas, just stay put.

Keep yourself upright

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Photo by Jacob Prose from Pexels

Being lucky enough to be sitting in the front row is awesome. Be humble and sit in your seat as not to obstruct the view for anyone else. If you are shooting the show live on social media do your absolute best to stay upright so everyone on either side of you also has an unobstructed view of the fashions coming and going down the runway.

Leave tall headwear home

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Image by Roland Nikrandt from Pixabay

Hats and head-wraps are great for the red carpet, but if your headgear is more than a few inches high then leave it at home. You don’t want to be the a#$hole that is blocking views because you want to be cute.

Dress as requested

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Photo by nappy from Pexels

If the coordinator asks their guests to dress in black then dress in black. If they ask you to wear a mask get a mask or a fancy hand fan.  If the event it 18+ then by Jove you better be 18+. Do not take liberties and do whatever you want. Coordinators have set the boundaries for a reason, trust that over being a diva.

Social Media

If you are going live or snapping pictures to post to social media do your best to tag and @ the event, venue, model, etc. It’s a great idea to figure out which tags you want to use ahead of time as not to miss other fashions coming down the runway. If someone corrects you with information, be sure to update your info ASAP and thank them for their help.   

Have fun

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Photo by Godisable Jacob from Pexels

As mentioned in the first section, everyone wants to have a good time.  Enjoy the fashion as it comes down the runway give a nod to the model as they pass you.  Try to leave the negativity outside of the venue and enjoy the show, the people, event, and the fashions.

If you can follow these rules then you will make the fashion week experience great for everyone. Be kind to yourself and be kind to others. Dress to impress and see you at the show.



Fashion Week MN Guide Part 05

Proper Fashion Show Etiquette


Welcome to Part 05 of Fashion Week MN Guide 2018 Series. As we wrap up this series and Fashion Week in the Twin Cities I want to share that this season has been quite the experience. As sad as I am that things are wrapping up, I’m glad to share this final piece because too many people seem completely lost.  It’s important to remember when you attend a fashion event that you are a guest. By accepting an invitation, purchasing a ticket, and attending an event you are saying that you are there to support the whole event from the moment you arrive to the venue until the time you exit.

Runways are for models & company

Runways for Models & Co

The runway is sacred land for models, designers, hosts, etc. Non affiliates walking across any runway is considered bad luck and bad form. If you must, walk as close to the sitting/standing area as possible without disturbing other attendees and stay off of the runway. If you really have to get a picture of yourself on the runway wait until after the show or run the risk of being asked to leave an event.  

Dress as requested

If the coordinator asks their guests to dress in black then dress in black. If they ask you to wear a mask get a mask or a fancy hand fan.  If the event it 18+ then by Jove you better be 18+. Do not take liberties and just do what+ever you want. Coordinators have set the boundaries for a reason, trust that over being a diva.

Golf claps & snaps

When you attend shows a great way to let designers know that you love what you are seeing is to give their fashion a nice little golf course clap or controlled snaps. This is a way to show respect for your favorite designs and to make sure that the attention stays on the clothing, not you. At the end of every presentation (end of a line or designer run) be sure to kick up your enthusiasm for said designer(s) to show your appreciation for showcasing their designs.

Not your seat, Don’t sit down

You should never ever sit down in a seat that isn’t reserved for you. Besides that fact that some people have had to pay monies for their seats or are affiliates of shows it’s considered bad form. No one should have to ask you to move out of the seat they has been reserved for them. Once you have your seat and it’s 10 to 15 minutes before the show you should stay rooted in your spot until the very end of the show. The same can be said for those in the designated standing area. Just stay put.

Sit Up Diva

Keep it to yourself

Nothing is worse than going to a show and watching in horror as someone in a front row seat has a leg or a bag reaching out into the middle of a runway. Keep everything on your person as close to you and as far away from the runway as possible. You do not want to distract models from their walking path or obstruct clear runway shots of photographers. Don’t be that sh#$ty person. Pull it in!

Keep yourself upright

Being lucky enough to be sitting in the front row is awesome. Be humble and sit in your seat as not to obstruct the view for anyone else. If you are shooting the show live on social media do your absolute best to stay upright so everyone on either side of you also has an unobstructed view of the fashions coming and going down the runway.

Social Media

If you are going live or snapping pictures to post to social media do your best to tag and @ the event, venue, model, etc. It’s a great idea to get figure out which tags you want to use ahead of time as not to miss other fashions coming down the runway. If someone corrects you with information, be sure to update your info ASAP and thank them for their time.   

Have Fun People

Have fun

Everyone wants to have a good time. Enjoy the fashion as it comes down the runway and be sure to give a nod to the models as they pass you. Keep Debbie Downer at home. If that’s your personality, I get it, but try your best not to ruin the event for everyone else. Smile, keep conversations short, and take plenty of pictures. Try to leave the negativity outside of the venue and enjoy the show, the people, event, and the fashions.

If you can follow these rules then you will make the fashion week experience great for everyone. Thank you for reading and see you next season!