Style Wish List: Leopard Clutch x Love Cortnie

LoveCortnie_Ashleigh Clutch

Over the past couple of years my style has really “grown up” and I find myself less concerned with trends and more focused on creating a solid wardrobe and curating pieces from indie, conscious, and–my passion–brown girl owned brands. Supporting my brown girls is what. I. do. and I want to translate that in every area of my life. Including my closet girl. Read more…

On My Radar: Ambi Even & Clear CC+ Cream + Swatches

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Happy Monday beauties! Today I’m chatting about one of my favorite brands Ambi, and their new Even & Clear CC+ Cream Even Tone & Environmental Shield. You guys already know how much I love my Ambi complexion cleansing bar so finding out that they formulated a CC cream for brown girls was LOVE! In case you didn’t know, Ambi is a skincare brand that creates cleansers and moisturizers for women of color. Obviously one of the reasons I love them! Their products are really great too. Read more…

Best Purple Lipstick Ever: Ruby Kisses Purple Affair

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Something about purple lipstick just works for me. I’m not even the kind of girl who rocks the brightest or boldest lip colors but you give me any shade of purple, I’m like yaaaasss. I had been wanting to try the Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks for awhile so when I finally made way over to the beauty supply and saw Ruby Kisses Purple Affair, I immediately picked it up.
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Life Styled: Home Decor x Hammocks and High Tea

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The countdown has been under way for months but we’re officially in the home stretch! This move has been a long time in the making but in less than a week we’ll finally be in our new home!

Because I’m in full out design and decorating mode, I have been on Pinterest and design blogs getting my whole life. Picking color themes for my boys rooms, balancing my ideas on the master bedroom so it’s not *too* feminine, trying to decide which curtains would work best for our living room, envisioning my dream kitchen….the list goes on. Of course all of this will take some time and we’ll tackle each thing bit by bit. That doesn’t stop a girl from pinning though! Read more…

Her Life: Birthday Thoughts…

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Hey beauties! I skipped my normal check-in at the beginning of the month in lieu of my annual birthday post. Ya girl is officially 28 and only one birthday away from the big 3-0. I feel like there’s this social stigma associated with getting older like it’s a bad thing but to be honest, I am nothing but grateful, thankful, and blessed to have lived 28 glorious years of life. I can’t even begin to tell you how epic I know this year is going to be. Seriously my best days (and yours too!) are ahead.  Read more…

Stylin: Summertime Casual

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Is anywhere else as hot as it’s been in Philly this past few weeks? My snapchat temperature has been at 85+ for weeks–thisbrownqueen if you want to add me!

On the days I’m not wearing a maxi dress, I’m super casual in shorts and a tank. And a pair of chucks of course. Classic man. I bought this super cute bag at Odunde (an African festival in Philly) last month. I love it as a clutch or with the strap and I dress it up or down, whatever I feels. Read more…

My 3 Product Summer Skincare Routine

3 Product Skincare Routine

In my current drugstore beauty favorites I mentioned a soap that has changed the game for my skin. I realized it’s been awhile since I’ve wrote about my skincare routine. Actually it’s been since last summer. When it comes to my skin I’ve always kept it really simple. My skin–like my hair–does better with a low maintenance routine. I’ve learned to just use what works and let it be. Sometimes less is more ya know? Read more…

Current Drugstore Beauty Favorites

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I love Sephora as much as the next girl, really I do. But there are some things that I can get at my local drugstore that are my ride or dies in my makeup collection. You know the products I’m talking about….if you run out it’s like a real problem. There are a few of those things that I’m currently L.O.V.I.N.G so of course I had to share them. Read more…

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