How-To: DIY Shredded Jeans

Shredded jeans Taylor M. Holmes blaque coffee blog

I love a good thrifted jean, so when I found these high waist Calvin Klein jeans for $8 I couldn’t wait to make them my own.

Knowing that shredded/distressed jeans were a staple piece missing from my closet I knew that’s what I’d want to do with the jeans once I bought them. But, instead of the normal, shredded front, I decided to try cutting up the side for a more unique look.

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colourpop ultra matte lip color swatch review brown skin

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Swatch/Review

Hey Beauties! I purchased Limbo, Beeper, and Tulle from Colourpop and wanted to review them for you without any makeup so you could see the true colors on brown skin.

Prep prior to applying the color:

  1. I rub raw shea butter onto my lips to moisturize them then wipe of the excess so they aren’t oily. This helps to stop my lips from feeling or appearing dried out prior to applying the lip color.
  2. Once all the excess shea butter is gone and my lips feel clean but soft, I apply the color. If my lips were still oily the color couldn’t last as long but it will still dry with a matte appearance.
  3. To remove the color, I use oil as shown in the video. I tried using a makeup wipe but wasn’t successful in actually removing the product this way.

I hope this helps!

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Spring Into Fall #ManiMonday

Yes, it’s finally fall.

That means auburn changing trees, chilly winds, and dark vampy colors….right?

I’ve actually been loving the idea of living on the wild side and wearing a few of these spring-like colors even though fall is well under way.  I decided to purchase a few muted, nude, and neutral shades by Essie because I’d heard great things about their brand and after trying all three I can finally let you all know what I think.

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