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Hey all! Femme Rewritten here.
I’m moving my blog to a new home and under a new name!
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I’ve loved my time here at wordpress, and appreciate all the love you’ve given me over the past 3 years. It’s been a great experience, and I’m excited to make more over at As She Writes It!
So I was back home this past week, as my university had Fall Break for about 4 days. Any time I come home, my family always has some kind of family outing, and we decided to go to one of our favorite department store malls, then out for dinner.
Buuuut, you know I had to come through with a fit and snap a couple pics before we left.
No makeup! Just my Fenty Killawatt Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby ($34)!
A lot of people have been emailing me asking about my skincare regimine! Would y’all like me to make a skincare section for the blog? Comment below 🙂
Super simple, but super cute outfit this past Sunday.
That’s all for now!
Hi guys! I’m back from a little hiatus. I was able to continue school, but it’s definitely keeping me busy. When I’m not in class, I’m working, or fulfilling my duties as a member in various university organizations. Don’t get me wrong, I love being busy though!
With everything going on, it was nice to be able to get my hands on some Fenty Beauty, and enjoy some retail therapy, as I can’t engage in that as frequently as I used to.
So as everyone knows Rihanna dropped Fenty Beauty on Friday, September 8th, and snatched edges while doing so. As a public figure, known fashionista, and of course a divergent musical artist, we should have expected her makeup line to be so groundbreaking; but still no one was prepared.
She launched her brand in over 17 countries all on the same day, releasing 40 foundation shades, 6 powder highlighters, 1 lip color, brushes & tools, and these beautiful innovative products that she calls Match Stix.
Since I’m not the biggest makeup person, I only picked up the GlossBomb Universal Lip Luminizer, one of the Match Stick Matte Skinstick Concealers, a Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, and 2 of her portable brushes.
Before we even get down to the shades and the quality of the product I received, the beauty of her packaging definitely sold me (especially since I got everything online). Each item has a sleek design, with either an iridescent white, or a frost glass finish. Until you have it in your hands, you can’t truly appreciate it for what it is.
Okay so let’s break down what I got!
So I’m going to start off with my favorite product of hers, the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter. This comes in 6 beautiful powder shades, and they’re creamy blendable, and highly pigmented. They have a crisp shimmer finish, and are definitely worth the price.
I purchased the shade Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby duo, which is a soft champagne and peachy gold combo. I absolutely adore the names! 4 of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters are duos with two complimentary shades. One operates as a more natural glimmer, and the other is a blinding and powerful shine. The other 2 are single shades, that are entirely equal in beauty. Trophy Wife, Metal Moon, Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal, Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby, Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak, and Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule.
At first application, I used her portable highlighter brush, and it glided on like a cream highlighter. It was very easy to blend, and just a PSA: a little goes a long ass way! This highlighter will literally last me a year or more.
I first off went for Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby because I’m always immediately attracted to soft gold tones. Since I have more yellow undertones, I feel that gold really complements my skin. After trying it on firstly at home, and then wearing it the next day and receiving a billion compliments, I knew this was an impeccable shade for me.
Even at this, I’m still excited to try out Trophy Wife and Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule in the future.
This highlighter was priced at $34, which for a quality high-end highlighter, is a perfectly reasonable value.
This product is a hit. Her Match Stix Matte Skinsticks are longwear, lightweight, matte, and come in 20 shades differing from light to dark, warm to cool.
I purchased the shade Suede, since I didn’t want anything too drastic, but more subtle. Because I’m not one for a lot of makeup, I use concealer instead of foundation (but I’m tempted because her foundations look amazing). I simply put it under my eyes, and on any dark spots, and then blend it in with a finishing powder. This is one product that I will say does not need a finish. It dries amazingly quick, and seemingly sets itself!
I haven’t worn it all day yet (as I’m more of a bare-faced everyday kinda girl) but I have all confidence that it’ll last a night out.
The Match Stix Matte Skinsticks are priced at $25, and also come in Cream Highlighters, and Contours! (I’m looking forward to trying the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Rum!)
I haven’t bought new brushes since maybe 2 years ago (please don’t roast me), so I decided to purchase two brushes of hers that I know I would really use. Aside from an eyeshadow brush (which she doesn’t have, yet), I love a bomb highlighter brush, and a good concealer brush as well.
These completely surpassed my expectations. The brushes are uber soft, and very gentle. The highlighter brush is a slanted angled medium-density beauty, that works amazingly well with her powder highlighters (and I’m sure they’ll work beautifully with her Shimmer Skinsticks as well). The concealer brush is rounded and soft, dense enough to gently and effectively blend out her cream Matte Skinsticks.
Each portable brush is $24. For someone who hasn’t bought brushes in a minute, I was fine with the price.
Last but, certainly, not least, I ordered her Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer; her sole lip color. This was extremely daring, which just one of the things I love about Rihanna. She marketed this lip gloss as a universal “gotta-have-it” rose nude lip for all skin tones, with explosive shine. Her “stop-everything, give-it-to-me gloss”, feels as luscious as it looks, and is packed with moisturizing Shea, finished wth a decadent peachy-vanilla scent.
I was so excited to try this, as everyone that knows me, KNOWS I’m a gloss girl. I love me some lipgloss. But then, I’m also someone who prefers nude tones over color, and I love a good nude or clear shine lip. This was it for me. It has the perfect amount (so a lot) of shine, rose nude tone, and isn’t sticky–like at all. It slides on, and moisturizes your lips throughout the day, thanks to the Shea she ever-so-gracefully slipped in there. Gotta love your Black girls.
Her Universal Lip Luminizer was price at a beautiful $16.
I literally cried, this price was so perfect.
All in all, my edges were most definitely snatched. Her brand, her drop, her visuals… Everything literally took my breath away. I waited online behind 11,000 people to get my hands on Fenty Beauty, and I’m so glad I did.
I was elated to finally see so many products for all my black and brown girls out there, and completely appreciated the amount of shades she had in–well, everything. In her first exclusive makeup line, she did more in one day than most makeup companies have attempted to do in years.
So far, I give everything I purchased a 15/10! I’m completely looking forward to trying out more of her lovely products, and CAN’T WAIT for her Holiday Collection drop this month. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she has in store for the makeup community (and my edges) in the future.
RiRi’s done it, yet again.
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Sending my love, and signing off for now,
Hey all! I went on vacation to Florida about a month ago, so I’m gonna share the highlights and some of what I wore in The Sunshine State!
Please keep in mind this was a 2 1/2 week vacation, so it’ll be quite a long post!
Alright, so let’s dive in:
Our first stop was Orlando, Florida! Y’all can go ahead and guess why we are there… Disney World! Before my mom passed, first week of May, my parents had been planning a trip to Disney World for the entire family. Most of this is in part to the fact that my youngest sister (9), hasn’t been to DW, but my 13-year-old sister and I have. My dad wanted to make sure that after the tragedy that happened, we’re still completing tasks, memories, and making stories that my Mom really wanted to manifest.
First things first, I have to make sure you guys know that this was a road trip. We live on the more northern side of Illinois, so since I already know you’re calculating how many long hours we were cooped up in car, I’ll tell you: 19. We did stop quite a bit more than we usually do for road trips, but the adventure itself was really fun.
When we finally arrived in Orlando, we stayed at Embassy Suites, and it was beauuuuutiful. When we go on road trips, we typically cook a ton of food, and bring it with us. So even though we actually wanted the Hyatt, we didn’t stay there because their rooms didn’t have microwaves in the room lmao. We don’t eat out much, and even though we did on the trip, most times we prefer home-cooked meals, even if we’re away from home.
On our second day in Orlando, we headed over to Disney World! We went ahead and chose Magic Kingdom, because my baby sister is nine, she loves princesses, Mickey, Minnie, and the works, and I just feel like that should always be the first routine stop at DW. We got there at 1pm, and left at 11pm, so we definitely got our fill. Tons of rides, attractions, shows, and signatures, but the only two I really cared about were Minnie and Princess Tiana (my spirit animal aside from Rihanna and Shonda Rhimes). Tiana and I are actually twins if y’all didn’t know. People even say that I look a bit like her. I mean, she’s a beautiful black woman, I’m a beautiful black woman, she’s an entrepreneur, I’m an entrepreneur, she loves to cook, I love to cook, she’s got Naveen, and I’ve got… well… Okay onto my outfit of the day.
This was probably the most simple outfit of the entire trip as it was Disney World and it was like 90 degrees for most of the day.
I simply paired together a black Old Navy tank top–which was a steal on clearance– ($9), some cute flower-patched high waisted shorts ($26), my Pink cap (freebie!), and my coral Michael Kors trainers ($125). It was way too hot for anything else.
This time we were headed for Miami, it was a 2 hour drive, and we were gonna go sight-seeing afterwards so I figured I’d dress in something comfortable and cute.
This was one of my favorite outfit’s of the entire trip just because the jeans are probably the most comfortable I own, and I love that shade of pink. I pulled my hair back into a fishtail, and the only makeup I bothered with were filling in my eyebrows. The top is from VS Pink ($26.95), and it’s paired with distressed light-wash high-waisted jeans from Hollister ($14.99), and some lace up sandals from Windsor ($20). Super cute, super fresh, super simple.
After a week in Orlando, we ended up spending another in Miami, which I was completely fine with, of course. We spent a day downtown and did some shopping at Lord & Taylors, and other local vendors. This was also where I got my super cute Michael Kors backpack, retailing at $300. I managed to nab it at $150!
Another simple outfit: a plain tank, high waisted distressed jeans, and my favorite sandals lol.
We stayed in Key West for about 3 days, and it was beautiful.
My outfit for the second day is the one I’ll highlight. This was my favorite location as well. I put together a pair of Skinny Green Cargos from Hollister (you must now realize that this is proabbly the only place I get my jeans), a cream tank, my new Kors JetSet Backpack, and those handy-dandy sandals again!
Near this site lie the remains of 294 African men, women and children who died in Key West in 1860. In the summer of that year the U.S. Navy rescued 1,432 Africans from three American-owned ships engaged in the illegal slave trade. Ships bound for Cuba were intercepted by the U.S. Navy, who brought the freed fricans to Key West where they were provided with clothing, shelter and medical treatment. They had spent weeks in unsanitary and inhumane conditions aboard the slave ships. The U.S. steamships Mohawk, Wyandott and Crusader rescued these indviduals from Wildfire, where 507 were rescued; the Willam, where 513 were rescued; and the Bogata, where 417 survived. In all, 294 Africans succumed at Key West to various diseases caused by conditions of their confinement. They were buried in unmarked graves on the present dat Higgs Beach where West Martello Tower now stands. By August, more than 1,000 survivers left for Liberia, West Africa, a country founded for former American slaves, where the U.S. government supported them for a time. Hundreds died on the ships before reaching Liberia. Thus, the survivors were returned to their native land, Africa, but not to their original homes on that continent.
Whenever my family vacations, we always try to visit a couple historical sites, but this one was of utmost importance to me.
Key West was our final stop, and then we finally embarked on the 28 hour drive home. All in all it was an super fun, super relaxing, and super long trip. I can’t wait for my next vacation!
Go on any vacations this summer? Questions about Florida or my outfits? Let me know down below!
P.S. Thanks so much for 800 followers in just a month of me rejoining WordPress!
Hello all, hope your having a great summer so far!
Just recently, I’ve had the extraordinary privilege of receiving two nominations for the Mystery Blogger Award, and I’m wholeheartedly honored to receive them. I was nominated by SmartsandSparkles and TashneeVMavee, so please check them out!
Created by Okoto Enigma, the Mystery Blogger Award, is this cool award for bloggers with innovative and intelligent posts. She writes that,
Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma
A huge thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating this ingenious award! With each nomination, it is required by the nominated blogger to answer a couple questions from their nominator.
The rules for this award are as follows:
My absolute favorite topic to write about would have to be a tie between OOTDs and Black News (this realm includes anything to do with African-American culture, race relations, Black celebrity lifestyle and fashion, Black Lives Matter, and of course Black History Month).
The initial idea for me to begin what was Noire Rewritten, and what has now evolved into Femme Rewritten, came from my sheer love of writing. I’ve been writing since I was a little girl, and since then, I’ve written three novels, won awards in school and from popular authors like April Linder, been published, been accepted to write for a popular magazine, and have started this blog! I aspire to join my university’s Journalism crew this year, finish another novel, and flesh out some freelance ideas I’ve been working on.
This is a hard one, as I’ve never had a dog before, and my aunt has a cat that I’m constantly around, but I’ll have to go with dogs! They’re seem to be bit friendlier, and from what I’ve experienced, like to cuddle a lot more.
Probably my biggest pet peeve to date would have to be people not keeping their word. I see myself as a person of integrity and someone who never breaks a promise, and I’d love for other people to abide by that same unspoken rule as well.
My other would be not knowing what word I want to use, even though it’s on the very tip of my tongue haha.
Never isolate yourself! Get out there and make a connection to something, or with someone! Whether it be in WordPress, other blogging communities, school, or work, get yourself and your work out there. To do that, you have to be willing to meet them halfway sometimes. Be sure to read, comment, and like on other people’s pieces every now and then! Major key.
The weirdest thing I’ve ever done? I honestly don’t know, but the funniest has got to be one time I was taking food up to my room, and I tripped up the stairs and spilled it everywhere. I cleaned it up and my parents never found out lmao.
For some reason I’ve always preferred English and the Arts over every other subject, and I feel that that’s helped me with this blog quite a bit, as I love to read, and reading can only make you a better writer.
I also consider my love of writing to be a major strength in my blogging efforts. Nothing fuels you more than passion.
The person that has impacted me most in blogging is my mom, she fueled my love for English, reading and the arts because of how much she loved them too. She also wanted to start a blog, but unfortunately we never got to it. One day I hope to start a blog centered around her idea in honor of her.
Again, my momma. Her fashion sense was amazing. She always knew what to pair with what, where to find the best styles and deals to coincide, and her way of life was simply effortless. She’s also bought me a lot of the pieces that I’ve featured on my OOTD posts (like the Green American Rag Cargo Jacket and the Michael Kors Jet Set purse!).
My blogging style tends to run along the lines of poetic and free with a touch of purple prose, yet explanatory and relying somewhat on visuals. I love photography, so I try to feature some of mine every now and then. I write about African-American and African culture, cosmetics, fashion, Feminist culture, lifestyle, and anything else that embraces everything that a woman is or can be!
Below I have listed and linked 15 amazing femme bloggers I’ve met here on WordPress who I believe deserve the Mystery Blogger Award ten times over. Congrats guys!
Again thank you so so so much for the nominations as these are my very first on WordPress to date. While you’re here, why not check out some of my fav posts?
Stay tuned for my post about my One Lovely Blogger nomination!!
Sending my love,