Taylor Swift. Imitation in the sincerest form of flattery... Maybe

August 25, 2017
Imitation in the sincerest form of flattery... Maybe.

Well, well, well it looks as if Taylor Swift or either the creative people behind her new video Look What You Made Me Do has intentionally replicated Queen B's Formation or totally thought that a year or 2 has passed and they can now redo her whole look without much "talk". SMH.

I love music like the next person and I specifically love piecing apart the makeup and the wardrobe of those that I see on the big screen. In the clip of Taylor Swift's video her poses and her backup dancers strangely resemble what could be Beyonce's Formation rendition but switched out with male dancers wearing midriff shirts and abs to kill. But Her makeup looks strangely familiar along with the hair.

The Lies We Tell Others

August 23, 2017
Being the eavesdropper that I am, I overheard a lady say why she started wearing contacts. She said because she got tired of wearing her glasses. Now that is clearly a lie. You wear glasses when you are either too poor to afford to keep restocking your contacts that are due almost every 6 months or either too lazy to get up and put some effort into your looks meaning doing your eyebrows and eye makeup and put those contacts in. Oh and I forgot to mention, to hide behind the lens. Trust and believe, I am guilty of all of it. Either way there is no real reason to lie to anyone who asks about why you are wearing glasses and not contacts. Seriously. Stop it!

We have all gotten into the habit of saying that we don't wear makeup because of this and that but the truth is. We someone gave up. We gave up on trying to impress others and have been content with who we are. Or is that the truth we tell ourselves? We are all imperfected human beings seeking comfort and reassurance in others. We solidify who we are through what we wear, what we say, how we dress and how we respond. There is no way to be perfect. There is no way to be absolutely YOU. YES, Y O U. The person who is reading this. What are you doing and why do you do it? If you can answer that for me then you will be one in a million or a billion.

Today I found myself putting on makeup before work.  I have not worn makeup all week but within the last 20 minutes of prepping to leave for the day I remembered where I was going for work and being in that location there, one would want be seen as attractive. Here's the kicker though. It is a predominately White owned company. I've been there for over a year and no one pays attention to me so why both putting effort into my appearance. Easy, for the fear of not being accepted. The fear of having these individuals look at me as though I am less than them although the majority of them already feel that way. It's crazy and how totally fucked up it is. Caking on about 2lbs of makeup only to leave the premises and have no one acknowledge my existence. Is it my curly hair? My full lips? My small but very obvious curves of my body that make you turn away from me or is it that you assume that I am something that I am not?

In a country that is so fucked up, why do we continue with the lies we tell others in order to make ourselves mentally feel accepted? Comment your thoughts or keep quiet like everyone else.

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Confessions of a Makeup Hoarder

August 15, 2017
Let's Start Over

I decided to go back to the basics. I want you to continue getting to know me and why I purchase the cosmetics that I do.
There is no doubt that I love makeup. I cannot afford every single product that launches neither do I want every product that launches. In a series of posts I'll feature real insight from women and men on how, when and and why we cake it on day by day. The goal is to get you to see how they feel when they wear it. How I feel when I am not and what the goal is when it is being worn. Please participate by emailing me beautybiche@gmail.com. You can rename anonymous once the posts are live.

If you have not read my bio, I will reiterate it for you. I am a professional and licensed cosmetology with over 9 years under my belt in barbershops and salons. I have a Bachelor's in Communication with a focus on Contemporary Media, Certificate in Social Media Marketing and I am a Digital Media Content Strategist and Developer which is a fancy term for I make brands and look beautiful on their web and mobile sites. All of which I use to help strengthen digital branding of entrepreneurs and companies in the health and beauty industries.
I'm the founder of Newbies Who Blog, The BICHE aka The Beauties In Color Here Everyday and the blog How I Know Social Media Marketing. I am also the Content Strategist for Scratch of Sweden Nails. Here is the kicker I also work a full time job with a healthcare company. Yes, I do it all so I definitely have a lot of content to develop.

Get to know me. You just may like me.
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