#NoBareLips30 Cycle 4

Once again it’s on! Grab your favorite lippies, unlock your social media accounts, post your pix and tell a friend: #NoBareLips30 is back.


I should have actually written this post before the new season launched, but oh well CP time is a thing. So today is officially day 3, but if you can jump right in and start on day 4 tomorrow.

If you are not familiar here are the #NoBareLips30 Challenge fast facts

Who: #NoBareLips30 is a month long makeup challenge started by Keiko Kaveri to showcase the beauty of women of color.

What: The challenge is to wear different lipstick colors, styles, and techniques for thirty days according to the official calendar.

When: The current challenge runs from 12/11/15 – 1/9/16

Where: All forms of social media including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+. On IG follow me @HereIsMySpout, follow KK @KeikoKaveri, follow the hashtag #NoBareLips30

Why: The mission of this challenge is to celebrate and encourage women of color and our beauty. It is also to learn and share makeup tips.  I have participated since the beginning and I have definitely reaped the benefits of group knowledge.

How: Follow the calendar listed below. You can participate every day or just a few days. I encourage you to scroll the hashtag and see what other ladies are wearing daily. You will learn about drugstore dupes, makeup tips and most importantly see images of beauty that are not highlighted in the media. #NoBareLips30 Calendar

If you have any questions or are looking for tips please feel free to hit me up on Twitter @DerbyCityNat or @HereIsMySpout.


February Ipsy Glam Bag

February Ipsy Glam BagHey friends I wanted to share my most recent ipsy glam bag for the month of February.  I have been subscriber to ipsy for several months now and I totes love it. So much so I even shot a video *shocking* to share my package this month.  All my goodies are shown in the picture to the right and yes the makeup bag was included!

What is ipsy? ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service created by beauty blogger Michelle Phan.  For $10 each subscriber will receive a monthly glam bag filled with both deluxe samples and full size products based on the subscribers preferences.  After signing up the subscriber is asked a series of health and beauty questions to help develop a beauty profile. This profile is used to determine the best products to send.

I’ve been a member of ipsy for almost a year now and I have no plans of discontinuing the service.  There have been products sent to me that I felt did not fall into my wheelhouse, however those products were either gifted to friends or primarily given to my daughter. For the price of $10 monthly the cute bags and a couple products are enough to keep me as a customer even if it is always love.

Check out my vid below for my unboxing.

#NoBareLips30 Cycle 3 Week 4

I was traveling last week so I was unable to post my recap for week two and post on week 3. Remember for the most up to date info on #NoBareLips30 to follow @KeikoKaveri on Twitter, IG, blog, FB and Tumblr.

Here is a recap of my week 3 looks:

No Bare Lips 30 Week 3 recap

My favorite look from week three was Vamp (lower left) which was achieved using 320 Mahogany x New York Color lined with Blue Divine eyeliner x Jordana. I wanted a liner that was deeper than my lipstick and I don’t own a lip liner that dark however this deep blue eyeliner came thru.

As a side note I want you all to check out Color Us Beautiful which is a movement dedicated to showcasing women of color in all our beauty. Such a positive movement I can really get behind. I will have a future post with the creator Duana soon.

No Bare Lips 30 Schedule for Cycle 3 Week 4

  1. Sunday 1/25 Easy, go-to lip color
  2. Monday 1/26 Ombre
  3. Tuesday 1/27 Brown
  4. Wednesday 1/28 Work lip
  5. Thursday 1/29 Celebrity look
  6. Friday 1/30 Burgundy
  7. Saturday 1/31 90s lip trend

NBL30 Wk4

We are in the final stretch of #NoBareLips30 challenge, let’s finish strong!  Try your best to participate daily and do not be afraid to tweet the hashtag or post on fb if you need help. You can follow me on instagram @HereIsMySpout.

#NoBareLips30 C3W2

Hey yall we have now made it to Cycle 3, Week 2 of #NoBareLips30 Challenge.  In case you don’t know #NoBareLips30 is a simply challenge started by Keiko Kaveri to wear lipstick every day for thirty (30) days.

Here is a recap of my lips from week one.
wpid-photogrid_1421005933944.jpgMy favorite look from week one was Date night (upper-left corner) which is A041 Ferguson Crest Cabernet x Wet n Wild lined with Purple Fusion x Jordana. I just love this color combo. And I was also totes excited to pull off the peach lip (bottom-center) which I created by mixing together 5001B Tropical Sunburst with a dab of 5014 Reggae Red both x Black Radiance this is a look that will be revisited.

I saw a few questions on the hashtag that I wanted to answer here on the blog in case you have these issues as well.

  1. Transferring. This is when your lipstick gets on everything that touches your mouth.  In my experience the cheaper brands tend to to do this more than my pricier ones however there is a trick to help set your lipstick. After applying lay a single sheet of tissue over your mouth and lightly dust your lips with powder.
  2. Dryness. The weather is cold, the wind is blowing and the air is dry which all wreak havoc on your lips.  Start by using your favorite lip balm before applying your lipstick this will keep your lips moisturized from the start. Don’t forget to moisturizing them again throughout the day.
  3. Peeling. My skin peels a lot this time of year especially on my lips. You gotta exfoliate your kisser. Use a lip scrub which is a mix of sugar and oil to slough away the dead skin. You can also use your wash cloth and warm water and rub your lips in a circular motion, I do this every morning.

Here is the schedule for Cycle 3 Week 2

  • Sunday 1/11 Orange.
  • Monday 1/12 Work Smarter, Not Harder. A simple makeup look that looks complicated
  • Tuesday 1/13 Gold.
  • Wednesday 1/14 On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.
  • Thursday 1/15 Red.
  • Friday 1/16 Purple.
  • Saturday 1/17 Beauty Inspiration.

NoBareLips30 Wk 2 Calendar


As always just do your best to participate every day and most of all have fun.  If you have any questions you can tweet using the hashtag #NoBareLips30 and someone will try to help.  Here are some of my fav lips from week one on IG Phaxsimile, JustJali, and Such_a_frknlady. Follow me and all my lippie looks on instagram @HereIsMySpout.

#NoBareLips30 Cycle 3

Its that time again ladies, time to put your best lippie forward and stunt! Yes it is #NoBareLips30 season.

It is because of this challenge that I learned I could pull off a lippie.

It is because of #NoBareLips30 challenge that I learned I could pull off an orange lippie. Wearing Black Radiance 5116 Tiger Lily

What is #NoBareLips30?

#NoBareLips30 is a simply challenge started by Keiko Kaveri to wear lipstick every day for thirty (30) days.  This is my third time participating in the challenge and it is not only a lot of fun and a way to make new e-friends, but you will also learn makeup tips and tricks.

How do you participate in #NoBareLips30?

Simply post a picture with you wearing a lippie (lipstick, lip gloss, liner, etc) and use the hashtag #NoBareLips30.  You can post this on any social media platform facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, etc.  It also helps if you include what you used to achieve the look: name of liner, lipstick, gloss, how you applied it, where you bought it, etc.

Are there rules associated with #NoBareLips30?

The first cycle was a freestyle post what ever lip look you chose. The second cycle each day had a theme like On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink (homage to Mean Girls). This cycle does have theme days, see the first week posted on KKs blog, however do not be discouraged if you do not have the particular lip color or think you cannot wear a color. Be brave and be inspired by the posts of others.

  • Sunday 1/4 How did you hear about #NoBareLips30
  • Monday 1/5 Lipliner do an all liner look.
  • Tuesday 1/6 Cuddles, what color makes you think of cuddles
  • Wednesday 1/7 Choose your color
  • Thursday 1/8 Date night look
  • Friday 1/9 Electric lip
  • Saturday 1/10 Peach lip (Tip mix orange and nude lipstick to make a peach color or you can blend peach eyeshadow with lipgloss)

Most of all just do your best to participate every day and most of all have fun.  If you have any questions you can tweet using the hashtag #NoBareLips30 and someone will try to help. You can also do what I do and ask my friend and makeup artist @Calbear95 she is a true makeup guru and loves to help. You DO NOT have to wear fancy expensive brands, I wear mostly Wet n Wild lippies, they are inexpensive and I like them. If you see a color you like by a more expensive brand don’t be afraid and ask for a dupe (cheaper knockoff). Follow me and all my lippie looks on instagram @HereIsMySpout.