A Brand You Want To Know: Délali Robinson Cosmetics

September 24, 2019

2 of my favorite products from a small, independently-owned cosmetics brand. 

Hi you all! So I have been working with new and small Minority-owned cosmetic brands for over a year on The Beauties In Color Here Everyday YouTube and Instagram. One of the first brands that sent me the most amount of love, support and PR packages has been Délali Robinson Cosmetics and I have nothing but great things to say about this brand. Like I love them soooooo much! So much that you have to be introduced to the owner Adodo. So without further ado scroll down and get to know her and how she started her brand. 

FYI, my site still does contain affiliate links where I receive a very, very small amount of income (to purchase more makeup from minority-owned cosmetic brands;). 

When did you fall in love with makeup? I felt in love with Makeup about 4-5 years ago.

What was your first makeup product? Personally a pressed powder from MAC

What is your beauty routine from skincare to makeup application? Daily washing, toning and moisturizing my face then apply a light application of Délali Robinson Cosmetics dual powder 

When did you start your business? I started my makeup line mid/end of 2016

How man years young are you? 39 years young!

What convinced you to go hard as a Minority-owned brand? I keep pushing and go hard with my line because despite other brands being available, I feel like the connection between companies and consumers sometimes get lost. I want my company and products to be available/approachable and identifiable to women all around the world. There is always room for each of us.

Where would you like to see your brand featured? I would love to see my brand being featured in Oprah Magazine, Essence, Elle UK and Vogue. Btw, it has been featured on Black Bloggers Chicago and also The Look Chicago. I use her products frequently on YouTube.

Where do you see your business in the next year? We will be building our social media presence and online shopping sales funnel to reach women worldwide. My goal is to have a physical location in Germany or France in 2020.

What influencers have you worked with and what influencers would you like to work with? We have only worked with one so far SL Thomas of ”The Beauties In Color Here Everyday". We would love to work with more micro-influencers that believe in our brand and what it stand for. As for already established influencers, we would love to work with Jackie Aina or Nyakim Gatwech. 

Where can people purchase your products? Online at www.delalicosmetics.com Locally at our salon in 3601 W. 216th Street, Matteson, IL 60443.

Why do you think it is important to support Minority-Owned Cosmetic Brands? I think is important to support Minority-owned businesses to help level the field, help strengthen and financially grow our communities. We know and understand the daily struggles. 

Now that you all are able to learn a little bit more about her brand and one of my newer favorite brands, here are a few of my favorites that I think you should definitely try.
This is the cream HD foundation that leaves your skin looking so flawless and airbrushed that people will think you had a chemical peel. When applying this a little goes a long way so only use about a dime to nickel size amount if you do not want the caked-on look.

The next one is the Illuminator in both Rusty Cooper, which is pictured and the other one in Gold. I like to place this cream highlighter underneath my foundation to create a 'glow from within' type of look. It is very creamy and pigmented however it is really simple to remove with a makeup removing wipe, or my go-to, coconut oil.

Okay, ladies and gents, now get your coins ready and your fingers ready to click to follow Délali Robinson Cosmetics on Instagram and sign up for their website to hear about new product launches. 

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SL Thomas

SL Thomas is a professional cosmetologist, barber and beauty writer for independently-owned cosmetic brands. 

More Foods Of My Summer

September 16, 2019

In continuation of the "Foods Of My Summer" series, I ate and cooked some really great dishes.

Fresh Fruit from Douglas Avenue Diner

Nothing beats starting off the day with fresh fruit. At the Douglas Avenue Diner in my hometown, this is exactly what I ordered. I have a sensitive stomach so this was crucial. The fruit varies throughout the season but this bowl was full of apples (at the bottom of the bowl), strawberries and grapes.

Every time I am in the kitchen I tend to think of healthier meals. For this dish, I seared salmon in olive, Himalayan salt, and fresh lemon and lemon basil. I also made a fresh vegetable salad consisting of a red tomato, green beans, green tomato with the same olive oil, Himalayan salt, fresh basil, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. All of this was place on top of a bed of wild brown rice.

 This pasta dish was a semi-homemade meal. I purchased the pre-stuffed ricotta cheese ravioli and marina sauce. The marina sauce I changed up a bit by simmering it with red onion, basil, and mushrooms. It came out really nice and was filling for the portion size.

La Mexicana

Tacos are one of my favorite snacks and meals. These chicken tacos were made at this little grocery store/Mexican restaurant called "La Mexican" is to die for. The flavor of the slow-simmered chicken is unexplainable but every bit is so good. Each taco is stuffed with the traditional lettuce and tomato and queso fresco. I love it so much.

Galettes N' Greens

The last meal of my summer was at Elsa's On The Park called Galettes and Greens. This is a flatbread appetizer that is full of onions, a small number of greens, Parmesan cheese, bacon, black olives and then drizzled with a dash of vinegar and raw red onions.

Here is a close up of the dish and as you can see it looks pretty good and the taste is so much more than you can expect. This was my last meal of the summer but you can still get this dish all year round. 

These were the Foods Of My Summer and I am pretty sure that I ate a lot more than this but these are the ones I photographed. I will share with you more Foods Of My Fall and Winter so stay tuned:-)

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SL Thomas
SL Thomas is a professional cosmetologist, barber and beauty writer for independently-owned cosmetic brands. She is a self-taught cook from the age of 9.

Foods Of My Summer You Want To Cook or Order

September 06, 2019

This summer I cooked some great meals at some great meals from restaurants. 

For starters the food that I started to photograph actually started in the Spring. I really was not writing the recipes down after I would cook nor would I remember the dishes that I ate from the restaurants but I'll try.

I started off the Summer with the classic Mexican appetizer "Elote". The appetizer of side dish is boiled sweet corn, mayo, Mexican style chili powder (that has lime flavor), Parmesan cheese and fresh-squeezed lime juice.

  My breakfast meals are always a surprise. One morning and weekend I was on a mission to use all of the food that was in my fridge. I told myself that I wasn't going to order out or go anywhere outside of my place hungry. That morning I made self a 3 egg omelet with asparagus, red pepper, olive, onion, and cheddar cheese. It was a lot of ingredients because I didn't include meat so it was pretty filling.

This is the Chargrilled Mediterranean Shrimp Meal that my friend Candice of Candy Gyrl Fitness shared at Carson's Prime Steak & Famous Barbeque of Milwaukee. The meal consisted of the shrimped that had a blend of lemon, garlic, herbs, cracked pepper in an oil drizzle served with fresh coleslaw, fresh lemon pieces, and grilled vegetables and a starch.

For our vegetable we choose broccoli but the photo of it wasn't that amazing. But the double stuffed cheddar baked potato was so mouth water. We loved it and ate every last bit of it. So yummy.

I made this lemon butter and garlic sauteed seared scallop dish. I tossed it with roasted red peppers, green olives, and taglierini pasta. At first, I wanted to use a red sauce but I figured that the oil from the peppers and the seared scallops was enough and adding an additional sauce would be overpowering.

Still, on a seafood and taglierini pasta kick, I created another dish where I marinated jumbo shrimp in fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic for half an hour. I then seared the shrimp in olive oil while I boiled the taglierini. After both were done I set them aside to sauteed the portabella mushrooms, cherry tomato and asparagus in the pan that I sauteed the shrimp then added the taglierini pasta. So good:_)

The "Salmon Poke Bowl" at Screaming Tuna topped with caviar paired with wonton chips and avocado and fresh cucumber slices were very delicious.

After having the Salmon Poke I wanted more. One day I was in Fresh Thyme and they had freshly made mild and spicy poke! I was so stunned that I knew I had to create some type of Asian noodle dish with this so I did. I simply boiled rice noodles, cherry tomato, and avocado.

Day 2 of having the Salmon Poke from Fresh Thyme, I created a simple salad of mixed greens, tomato, feta cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. 

The last dish that I created for the summer was simple and quick. Well, it wasn't that quick but it was quick enough. I created a mixed green salad topped with quinoa crusted and fried pork chops. I topped it off with feta cheese, avocado and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It wasn't that filling but was a nice snack.

There are a few more dishes that I had this Summer, but I will not overwhelm you just yet. I'll save it for the next post. If you love what you see so far please Share and Subscribe.

SL Thomas
SL Thomas is a professional cosmetologist, barber and beauty writer for independently-owned cosmetic brands. 
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