Category Archives: Nails

Black-Owned Biz Holiday Gift Guide


I absolutely LOVE this time of year as I’m sure you can tell with all the holiday posts I’ve been putting up. If you missed my other gift guides, holiday outfit ideas, holiday makeup tutorials, and more, check it out here.


Swatches + Review: Mischo Beauty Summer Splash Trio!


I first mentioned Mischo Beauty when I wrote about their Summer Splash Trio Launch a few weeks ago; you can read about it here. Well the team was nice enough to send over the three colors for me to try out, so in order to fulfill my duty as a Beauty Writer, I did! As I mentioned in my previous, the entire nail collection is vegan and cruelty-free and offers smooth, chip-resistant finishes.


Mischo Beauty Launches Their Summer Splash Trio!

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The weather has finally surpassed the 70 degree mark (*crosses fingers that it sticks*), which means it’s time to show off those fresh manis and pedis! So of course, the team here at TSABD has been working hard on giving you the latest in beauty releases, which brings me to the latest launch: Mischo Beauty’s Summer Slash Trio!


All the CEW Beauty Awards Product Winners!

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Last Friday I attended the CEW Beauty Awards aka the Tony Awards of beauty. I was in the room with many, many movers and shakers in the beauty industry (thanks Kaplow for the invite!) and got to see so many of my fave brands and brand teams. For the last twenty-two years the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) has honored the year’s best beauty products, and I love going through the list of both nominees and winners to see if there are any products I need to check out.


NEW Essie Gel Couture Polish Collection Debuts at Met Gala

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Essie. Yes, they have a plethora of colors and collections and it’s the one brand that everybody immediately thinks of whenever anyone mentions manis or pedis. However, I’ve always felt like they chip almost immediately and it wasn’t until recently that I began using the products again thanks to their Gel Setter Top Coat, which is why I was excited about this latest news. This past Monday during the Met Gala, Essie unveiled their new Gel Couture Polish Collection by having stars such as Kate Bosworth, Katie Holmes, and Elle Fanning rock some of the new shades from the collection on the red carpet.


Some Upcoming March Beauty Releases to Get Excited About…

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Can you believe that March is right around the corner? I feel like I was just typing out my New Year’s resolutions and now February is nearing its end. Of course there’s so much to look forward to in March – warmer weather, less clothes and some additional beauty launches hitting stores. From nails to hair, some brands are giving us even more of a reason to want March to roll in and we can’t wait. Check out my top picks that are currently on my radar and likely on yours, too!