Frugal Fashion Friday:

Hello Doll Babies!


& Happy Friday!


Today is the day we explore the promising possibilities of being fashionable on a budget! Visit The Doll Mob on Frugal Fashion Fridays for full outfit inspiration (try saying that 3 times fast!)  for under $100! Maybe you like the entire fit…maybe you can see yourself slaying the top.  Either way  is your personal guide to slay & save on Fridays.


Today’s Look

Florals & Stripes

Style Category: Casual Cutie

Today’s look is featuring the adorable Bisou Bisou Long Sleeve Lace up Romper  I love this romper because I am a sucker for florals, and it took the fab a step further by adding contrasting stripes and other prints to the design.


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Because it’s a casual outfit the attention demanding romper was styled with a simple black Sandal with Chain Link Embellishments. Which only cost us $12.99.


Remember! You can always turn this chill look into a “stepping out” kinda vibe by adding a pair of your favorite heels and a clutch opposed to a sandal and a tote!


Of course no outfit is complete without accessories!


ShadesNecklace & EarringsBag

Black Faux Leather Multi-Zipper Handbag

Tassel Curb Link Necklace and Fish Hook Earrings Set

Metallic Temple Square Sunglasses

And we even had enough mula left to get a new lipstick!

South Beach Sand

CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipstick, South Beach Sand Q480
CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipstick, South Beach Sand Q480

Outfit Total: $98.95

Which means out of $100 you were able to buy an entire outfit. Apparel, Accessories, Shoes, plus a new lippie with $1.05 to spare.

That’s what we like to call proper Frugal Fashion Etiquette!

Join us next week for more coin saving fashion finds right here on The Doll Mob!

Until next time Doll Babies!

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“Tea Time” with Sana Akibu

Tea Time with Sana Akibu


Credentials: Nigerian Model, Celebrity Stylist, Designer of Sha’koju Clothing, and cast member of WE Tv’s Hustle & Soul


Photo Credit: @sanakibz

Caption: Maybe she’s born with it… maybe it’s #Maybelline 💄!! Super excited to have joined the @Maybelline Global Digital team💋! #beautymavin  #nevernotworking  #GodDey  #Sanakibz  #DMI  . . . 📸: @oye_diran . . Styled by: @iamfanci Tube top & Skirt: @raaahlondon /@kachmeifyoucan_showroom Earrings: #vintage  Hair: @mikeendraringgold

Reaction: Oh Hunni Slayyyy!



Tiffany (TheDollMob): I want to first thank you for coming and having a chat with the Dolls & I! Let me just start off our “Tea Time” by saying you are a beautifully made young woman. Not just your outer appearance…but your aura and persona are EVERYTHING.

Sana Head shotSana: Thank you so much for your kind words! I don’t always wake up like this! But regardless of what my outer appearance looks like, I try to make sure I stay beautifully grounded on the inside.


Tiffany (TheDollMob): Speaking of Aura and Persona…from my understanding you began your modeling career in Maryland and moved to New York in 2013. Between then and now you’ve designed a clothing line. Had the opportunity to style celebrities. You’ve become a beauty influencer for and have worked with names such as Seventeen Magazine, Macys, Refinary29, Century 21, and many others. I’ve witness people who haven’t had half the opportunities you have fall into a Mariah Carey Attitude. How do you stay grounded?

Sana Head shotSana: Ha!! It’s always so funny to me when people break down my accomplishments like that, because I’m always focused on the next thing — my next project, business, brand, etc. I guess this mindset keeps me humble and grounded because my personal goals have not been met. Although from the outside I may be winning, I am still not where I want to be so it makes me feel as though I haven’t done much. Kind of a crazy logic, but regardless of the outcome/wins, my values and moral standpoint keeps me grateful and in check.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob) In a 2015 video on your Youtube channel, you had a heart to heart with your viewers before showing them how to create their own vision board. Among the jewels you dropped you said “Stop trying to put things together and begin to put things into action”. Basically saying that you don’t have to have a complete blueprint to get started. First of all, let me say… I became a genuine fan from that 1 line. On to the question: How has your own advice from 2015 influenced where you are today?

Click here to view the video.

Sana Head shotSana: Hmmm… you just told an entrepreneur a possible venture! Ha, ha! Maybe I should make that into a shirt… want to partner up?! 😉 In all seriousness, I have always viewed my life as a work in progress. I have been given the opportunity to do so much in my life, and when I look back on it, I was never fully ready for anything that came my way. I may prepare for things a few days beforehand, but I never have it all the way together. This idea of needing everything to be JUST PERFECT can be crippling to some people due to the fear of “what will people say if it’s not right”, but if you always worry about that, then you will never start. With time and persistence comes growth… but you can’t grow if you are always waiting for the right moment to begin.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Side note: you are forever my girl for the Natural conditioner DIY video on your Youtube channel. I used the Grapeseed, Honey, and Rosemary recipe. It made my locs so soft and they smelled like heaven. In line with that I hear that you have a natural skin care line that’s launching this summer which I am super excited to get my peach almond shaped mani on. Tell us about it! Is it a full skin care line? Are you focusing on particular skin types/isses?

Sana Head shotSana: Thanks for watching my youtube videos! I plan to relaunch my channel in a few weeks. Just building up more content at the moment, but I will be showing folks how to make their own DIY skincare, hair care, ointments, juices, etc very soon. As for my skincare line, I plan to launch this Summer if all goes well with my manufacturer. I started the line in my New York kitchen back in 2015; however I want to expand and get into retailers by next year so I took a break to do things the more professional way. Handmade is all good— but when you have 30 orders to fill all by yourself, it can be tough! My arms can’t take it lol! Look out for that very soon! My primary focus will be preventative care, anti-aging, glowing skin, and hair treatments for multicultural women.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Hopefully you’ll send The Doll Mob a sample of the skin goodness to review (wink wink)! Can we expect any cosmetics from Sana in the future?


Sana Head shotSana:  For sure! I’ll certainly send you some samples of skincare and hair care. I would love to one day have a full range beauty line that has something for everyone, even cosmetics, but for now skin is my thing!


HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Skin is always in! Somewhat related, you once said your favorite pink lippie from NYX was Sweet Pink. That was about two years ago. What drugstore brand(s) are on your radar currently? Do you have a new favorite lipstick?


Sana Head shotSana: I love saving money and buying products that work best for me — regardless of the price tag. No shame in my dollar store game! My drugstore makeup brands include: Maybelline (lippies, mascaras), Ruby Kisses (concealer), Kiss (bb cream, lashes), Black Opal (powders), and NYX (lippies, brow pencils). All of my makeup combined is probably $60. You have to find what works best for YOU! My favorite lipstick right now is ‘Crazy For Coffee’ from Maybelline.

Favorite Lipstick

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob):  Ok, so tell me about Sha’Koju Clothing. Is designer still one of your many hats? How has the line changed since it started in August of 2011?


Sana Head shotSana: Aww my first birthed business. I started Sha’Koju Clothing in 2011 after becoming utterly obsessed with african prints and fashion. I loved creating clothes in my mama’s basement and I had great success with it. From doing every college fashion show in the DMV, to styling well known celebrities in Nigeria, it was an amazing journey and learning experience. Unfortunately, my love for fashion diminished when I moved to New York because I didn’t like how shallow and obnoxious the fashion industry is out here. It made me feel as though I would be changing who I am to run with the big dogs. I also lost interest because it wasn’t a true skill I mastered, it was more of a hobby that ran its course. I can still sew in a heartbeat though, but I want a brand that spreads a message while making you feel like your best self.


HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): I can definitely dig that. Not too many people value who they are more than what they can get. That’s huge. #Salute


HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Ok, let’s talk Hustle & Soul. It’s a new reality show on WeTv and you’re one of the main starlets. Now, from what I know of reality t.v…it’s DRAMA. There are beautiful women fighting over handsome men. They’re besties one day…can’t stand each other the next. How is Hustle & Soul different? Or is it?


Sana Head shotSana: Good ol’ Hustle & Soul! It was a true adventure filming that show. You never knew what the day would bring, and that was exciting and draining all at the same time. The show was full of food, DRAMA, love and shade! I brought my authentic self to the show… and I believe the viewers saw that. I’m not obnoxious and in your face like some of the other cast members. I am more observant and speak on things when necessary. I can be witty and sassy, but I can also be laid back and calculated with my moves. The show wasn’t what I expected it to be, but I enjoyed the journey and opportunity.

HeadshotTiffany(TheDollMob): For the people who have to play catch up on the first season: Will we be seeing Sana the she-boss get cozy with anyone on the show? Someone is sitting mighty close in this shot girl!


Sana Head shotSana: My intentions weren’t to date anyone on the show since I was just coming out of a relationship when we started filming. However, I enjoy being around the twins, and I had a short lived ting for Dominic, but we quickly become great friends and just figured it would be best to stay that way.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Some people have “a thing” about listening to their own music and watching themselves on television. Do you watch Hustle & Flow? If so, are you proud of the image of you shown on the show? Is there any “Mona Scott-esque” drama going on where scenes are strategically cut/connected to paint a specific picture of you?

Sana Head shotSana: Girl I watched every week! We don’t get to see the show before the viewers, so the same time you see it is the same time we’re seeing it. I had to get into my looks hunnie! Ha ha! I am super proud of the image I portrayed on the show, because it was me. I wasn’t acting or pretending, but I can’t say the same for some others on the show.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob):Ohhhh the tea!



Sana Head shotSana: Furthermore, for any show to be “entertaining” for TV, there has to be strategic planning involved; however, there are no scripts and they don’t make us do anything we wouldn’t want to do. Sometimes editing can make scenes look suspect, but if you are being your authentic self at all times, no amount of editing can make you look like something you’re not. Even if someone attacks you on the show, it’s something THEY wanted to do… the cameras just give them “courage”

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): So, I’ve always wanted to ask someone with first hand experience what effect reality television had on their person lives. Have you seen any dramatic changes in your personal life (privately or socially?)

Sana Head shotSana: The show has made me more aware of how these reality tv shows are made. It was a true learning experience, and I’ll never regret doing it. As for my personal life, it has given me the push to pursue my other goals and possibly create an audience around what I have to offer the world. I also receive DMs from people wanting to interview me (such as yourself!), or to send me some cool merchandise. I haven’t seen super dramatic changes since we only shot season 1, but it’s always amusing when someone walks up to me because they saw me on the show. I’m a bit of an introvert so it’s still kind of weird, but cool at the same time.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): lol That’s interesting! I am also an introvert. I think I’d completely pass away if I were in a line of business that made it hard to be “low key”. Are there any talks of a second season?


Sana Head shotSana: Honestly, I’m not sure. Like I mentioned earlier, I am always focused on the next project or hustle! The ratings were good for the show so I am sure there will be one, however I don’t know when they’ll film it. As for me, I have continued my pursuit of happiness and I am currently working on other projects. Be sure to check out @wetv on social media for any updates!

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Now, be honest, is it hard to stay on a strict diet around all that good soul food at The Pink Tea Cup?


Sana Head shotSana: I don’t really eat soul food! It’s sooo funny because I was surrounded by it daily, but I like African and Thai cuisines more. I am also naturally slim due to genetics so I could’ve eaten everything in that kitchen, and not gain 2 pds. It’s a gift and a curse because I enjoy being slimTHICK with some curves.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Ohh girl! I could eat a salad and gain 2 pounds upon swallowing! If this wasn’t a Queen to Queen convo, I’d be jealous af lol. Lastly, we must know, what’s in store for Sana in the near or not so near future? You’re what I like to call a creative. You have the soul of an artist….so I know there’s something in the works, but what is it?

Sana Head shotSana: Currently I am working with Maybelline on digital marketing, so that’s fun and keeps my creative juices flowing daily! I have learned so much about the engines of a global beauty brand, and I look forward to growing with the company. On the side, I am creating content on Youtube, writing for Buzzfeed, and working with a company in Paris on a cool new gadget called KoolBoks, which will launch next year. It’s the perfect outdoor cooler that does everything from charging your phone to playing bluetooth music for hours, all while cooling your drinks, holding your cups and floating on water. I’m excited about it because it allows me to use my nerdy side that not many people know I have.

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): I wish I could chat with you for hours.  I have so many questions, but I know you’re a busy woman. Hopefully, you can come back and visit The Doll Mob in and update us on the goings ons soon.


Sana Head shotSana: I would love to come back for an update! Thank you for taking the time to interview me and I hope it was great for you as well. I appreciate the detailed questions and allowing me to touch base on all things Sana!

HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): Lastly, the media sets certain standards in terms of beauty. You must be this thick, this thin, this light this dark etc. etc. to be considered beautiful. The Doll Mob is all about encouraging women to be comfortable with and proud of being whatever they feel that beautiful is. So in the spirit of Mob tradition what is your definition of beautiful?

Sana Head shotSana: Be your best self! If walking around all natural is your definition of beautiful then do you! If getting your lashes and weave done weekly is your definition,  then do you too! Society tries to place everyone into one box, but we wouldn’t be a diverse culture if we lived by someone else’s standards.  I say, learn to love who YOU are and understand what YOU offer to the world. Vanity is lovely, but it shouldn’t just be all about that. Learn to love yourself while still making a mark on those around you. We are all wonderfully made and God didn’t make any mistakes #GodMade. Find what works for you and own it!! Xoxo


HeadshotTiffany (TheDollMob): I love it! Thank you again for taking time to come spill your tea with my dolls and I. I hope you had as much fun pouring as I did sipping!


Be sure to catch Hustle & Soul, the mouth watering soul food with a side of drama on WeTV On-Demand and catch & keep up with Sana on IG at @Sanakibz.


And join us visit The Mob on #WCWednesdays for women you should know! Until Next Time Doll Babies ❤



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Beauty Wars: No7 Lift VS MAC

Hello Doll Babies…


Tis’ I! Your humble Doll Mob Commentator coming to you with a skincare beauty war review on a Makeup Monday.

Disclaimer: Now this is the thing about skin care reviews (for me). It’s easy to review cosmetics. Either the eye shadow is pigmented, the lipstick stays put, the mascara makes your lashes longer and thicker etc. etc. But with skin care it’s so different. Mainly because our skin is so different, and for so many reasons. What we eat, the type of skin care regimen we keep, how well you clean your brushes, the particles in the air around us, genetics etc., all have some say on our skin. What works for me may not work for you. Hell, what works for me now may not work for me in a few years.

You get the point. But for product/content sake I will push through with our eye cream beauty wars review.


Let’s begin with the brands claims:

MAC Fast Response Eye Cream is $32.00 &


“A super-charged, caffeinated cream that produces instant effects. De-puffs, erases the appearance of dark circles and firms the skin around the eye. Special optical diffusers diminish the appearance of fine lines.”


Lift & Luminate Eye Cream retails at $21.00 (@Target) &


  • Revitalizes, lifts and brightens skin

  • Visibly reduces the appearance of crow’s feet

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

  • Skin around eyes looks tighter and more toned

  • Intensely hydrating


Let’s see how both products measure up to our (my) senses!

Category: Packaging (sight)

And the winner isssss


Yea. I really wanted to go with MAC on this one. It’s been a while since I’ve purchased my Fast Response Eye Cream and I thought I remembered it coming in a sleek, small, and thin black box. I must’ve been projecting my love for most MAC product packaging onto this cream because clearly….there’s nothing too special about the box it comes in. Same goes for No7.I guess they keep it simple because it’s skin care which I can understand. Even still, this round ends in a tie like Mark so beautifully lipped for us.

Category: Texture (touch)


So as you can see No7’s eye cream looks more like lotion or an actual cream. While the look of MAC’s Eye Cream reminds me more of a serum. Strangely enough , looks aside, MAC feels more like a cream and NO7 is lighter like a serum.Go figure.

Because No7 is lotion like it goes on white and you have to make sure you rub it in. MAC’s eye cream is a bit thicker and seems to be a little greasier for lack of a better word. However, it goes on clear and it does fine with light pats. You don’t really want to get into the habit of rubbing anything under your eyes as the skin there is very sensitive and you’ll regret it in the end.

When applying both products to my face MAC feels really good going on. It’s probably the caffeine in the formula. NO7 doesn’t feel bad…it just feels like lotion.

And the texture winner issssss:

Winner 🙂

Category: Aroma

Before I get started here, let me just say that I love a cosmetic product that smells good. Lippies that smell like cake. Shadows that smell like peaches. They are the real MVPs(most valuable products) in my opinion. With that being said…this category was pretty easy. MAC’s products smell like a little piece of a cloud escaped from heaven and slid past your nostrils. It’s faint, it’s sweet, it’s something you enjoy applying, and a smell you can’t get enough of because it’s here and then it’s gone. The eye cream is no different.

NO7 attempted a sweet nostril cloud aroma but ended up being more like a little semi-sweet piece of nostril clay.


In all fairness. When not side by side with MAC goodness it doesn’t smell all that bad. It’s like a skin care cream that they tried to make sweeter. But it still smells like a skin care product if that makes any sense. So yea.

The Beauty Wars Aroma winner issssss

Winner 🙂



Category: Functionality & size


Both MAC & NO7 we’re thoughtful enough to add a thin nozzle to the end of the tube which makes the application around the eye a lot easier and less stressful. As far as size goes they both have 15ml  /0.5 US fL Oz. Also important but not necessarily relevant to the category..both products have a life of 6 months.

Our Functionality and Size winner isssss

Everyone wins

Off topic how adorable is this baby! OMG those cheeks.

On topic: Another tie!

Last Category Performance & Price:

I feel like it’s a little foul of me to combine these two categories because clearly No7 wins in the price department coming in at $21.99. VS MAC’s eye cream which retails at $32.00. However, we’re already at 800 words so……… But As far as performance goes MAC is the better eye cream. Which at over $30 it should be. I applied both products to an eye at the start of this review and my MAC eye is slightly less puffy. Mind you, as I got older, weirdly enough, my top eye lid is starting give me more of a bag issue. Well, right above my lid. While neither product completely rid me of the issue I definitely saw more results with MAC.

& So Our Beauty Wars Eye Cream winner issssss

Winner 🙂

MAC’s acceptance speech:

i win

I honestly feel a little bad about this one. That’s much like putting Whitney Houston (RIP) in a singing competition with Halle Berry. Halle never said she could sing! NO7 doesn’t make the “fast acting” de-puffing claims that MAC does. As a matter of fact, NO7 says you see results within 4 weeks of using the product regularly. That was kind of an unfair fight. Now, MAC is the . I can’t take that from them. But in closing I’d like to say that No7 is not a bad product.

Loser 😦


I actually use my No7 eye cream every morning in conjunction with my No7 lift and luminate serum. It’s no MAC, but it’s affordable and I don’t cringe every time I apply it thinking of having to get another tube. I reserve my fast response for my bridal clients and special occasions. So it’s not a horrible idea to have both in your beauty arsenal.


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Until next time Dolls! ❤ ❤ 3 ❤

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Summer Makeup: Melt Proof Your Makeup in 3 steps.

Spring greetings doll babies!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Summer and one question I always encounter around this time of the year is: How do I get my makeup to stay on in all this heat? Good question! No easy answers. Let’s just say that there are only a few ways around the face meltdown. One is staying inside and we’re going to cover 3 of the other’s here.

Melting Faces

Let’s jump right into it shall we….


If your Primer, BB Cream, and or Foundation aren’t SPF inclusive…you’re on the fast track to heartache by heat.  While this ingredient isn’t as important during your winter/fall makeup routine, Spring and Summer faces need more protection from these disrespectful and unrelenting UV Rays. Now this isn’t just a beauty tip. This is a health tip as well. Skin cancer is real and the ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds are fighting for the #1 stop of skin cancer causes.

Here are a few of my client’s SPF foundation favorites.

hello-flawless-oxygen-wow-hero_smBenefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening makeup is perfect for summer months and one of my dolls favs for two reasons. 1st and most apparently, because of the Broad Spectrum SPF 25 included in the product. Secondly but just as important….it’s oil-free. One of the things foundations and other face creams include that they don’t rave about…is oil. That isn’t a horrible thing for people with ultra dry skin. Or even people with normal skin in the winter months. However, even dryer skin that is warmed up by the sun and “moisturized” with perspiration will find it’s own natural oils.

This particular foundation is $36.00. It is available in 10 shades with the fairest being Ivory-Believe In Me and the deepest being Nutmeg-Gotta Know Me.

Next up:


Colorescience is one of the most skin health conscience makeup brands I’ve come across to date. With that being said….I’m really excited but not surprised that their Sunforgettable Brush on Sunscreen SPF 50 Face powder was recognized as last year’s best beauty buy by Instyle Magazine. It’s also recommended for daily use by the skin cancer foundation  PLUS it was New Beauty’s Beauty Choice Award product winner. You can wear this product alone for a sheer protective coverage or on top of your foundation/BB cream as an extra protective layer.

It costs $64 BUT it’s said to be a 3 month supply of protection perfection in one container. There are only 4 shades: Fair-Medium-Tan-Deep. Which either makes it easier to choose or harder to find your shade.

Moving on…

Black Opal

This is one of the more affordable options for sun blocking beauty.  At $9.99  the Black Opal True Color Stick foundation sticks are a beauty arsenal must have. And not just because they’re affordable. Although that is 60% of the reason in all honesty. Aside from the fact that you’ll get change back from your $20 when purchasing, the pore blurring formula is SPF 15. Self Magazine has named it one of 3 best selling drugstore beauty products of all time… and you wanna know why? Well, I’m going to tell you I hope you wanna know. It’s because with  16 full coverage shades ranging from cool nude to ebony brown,  it’s definitely an “every girl” product because you’re sure to find your perfect shade. Lastly, another factor that puts it sky high on the coin friendly list is that it’s multi-purposed!

You know how I feel about affordable multi purposed full coverage foundations!

I lover her

Rita gets it. Contour, highlight, full coverage application…all in one product. That’s what I call kit candy!

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FACE PRODUCTS WITH SPF IN THEM……..when photographed in darker places where the light is not natural light but the camera’s flash there is a 95% chance that outcome is going to be the dreaded zombie face. You know where your face looks an ungodly shade of light gray and your eyes glow a bit green? Yeah so, to avoid this horrible happenstance,  I suggest you add SPF products to your daytime makeup routine and use natural light for photos during the day. At night, at highly photographed events etc. Ditch the sunscreen and quite literally save face in your photos.

#2 Shine Control.

Now that we’ve gotten the “foundation” of the application out of the way, next comes shine control. There are honestly a ton of products that claim to control your oils, allows your makeup last for 48 hours or longer, etc. etc. Honestly, in my years as a professional I haven’t found any quick fix solutions to summer oils. Unless you’re a plastic doll, you’re gonna sweat and you’re going to be oily. The amount of oil would of course depend on your skin type. Regardless of skin type my advice for shine control is blotting paper and translucent powders.

E.L.F happens to have a few super affordable options which I’ll list for you below. BUT if you want the #1 selling Drugstore brand blotting paper visit Neutrogena.

Elf Shine Eraser

I’ll start off by saying that these bad boys are only $1.00. I honestly haven’t tried the blotting papers but at $1.00 it doesn’t hurt your pockets to try them out for yourself. The green tea extract infused Shine Eraser blotting sheets come 30 in a pack and are said to:

“…instantly absorb oil, minimize pores and transforms shiny skin into gorgeous matte perfection.”

ELF BLotting papers.jpg

The E.L.F blotting papers that I have tried are the Mattifying Blotting Papers which are $5.00 at Elf hits us with another frugal beauty banger when they combined both of your shine control agents in one cute little sheet. That’s right dolls, a translucent powder infused blotting paper. They also have a unique spongey applicator vs the regular paper sheets.  Though it doesn’t eliminate shine all day, it doesn’t promise to. And they work really well!

Lastly, one of my favorite Translucent powders (tying with NYX for #2) is E.L.F’s High definition powder. #1 all time favorite coming from MAC.High Definition Powder ELF

This is also Kit Candy! For all of my makeup enthusiasts new ready to explore the world of makeup artistry. Spend $6 and get you some of this stuff right now. Well after reading this, of course. Because it’s a translucent powder it’s super versatile and can be used on all clients. I’d recommend that you have some “holy water” handy after you’re done setting your face with any powder (especially translucent powder). And by holy water I mean MAC’s Fix Plus which you would’ve known if you’ve read my most popular review to date!  Do that! But after this.

So yeah, translucent powder is a must have in every kit BUT it’s not a one size fits all product. If you have deeper skin like me and you don’t have a setting spray or finisher handy to bring your face back to life after apply powder products, I suggest that you only apply the product in your Tzone or where ever you experience the most oil throughout the day. That is also the area you’re going to be using your blotting papers on as well.

#3 Go Waterproof it!

No one likes to be Rebecca Raccoon Eyes. Well, maybe if you’re going for a raw grunge-esque result that might tickle your fancy. But for me, it’s a bad day when my mascara moves and runs and smudges my lids (especially my lower lid.) For that problem they have so graciously invented waterproof mascaras and liners!

My absolute favorites are from Benefits Cosmetics:



The Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara ($19) and Eyeliner ($20) are also kit candy. I know, I dropping gems in this one. Because makeup artists are usually hired for events, and there’s a ton of dancing, crying, and photography at most events, waterproof product is a necessity not an option when it comes to what’s in your kit.

It’s no surprised that one of makeup’s toughest untamed villains is sweat! So having waterproof eye makeup as well as stain blushes and lip products can definitely be the difference between a patti melt and pretty face at the end of a long Summer day.

Well those are the basics doll babies. I hope this help you keep your face fresh and your skin healthy! A few freebies…you may want to go lighter on your regular application on hooter days…whatever lighter means for you. It could mean opt for a BB Cream VS medium coverage. Or Using an SPF powder opposed to a cream product. Either way…on 100 degree days believe me when I say lighter is better! You can also invest in an airbrush machine. Which is actually a really good idea in terms of makeup artistry and personal application perfection. 70% of brides prefer airbrush makeup because of it’s “stay put under stressful conditions” power.

Check out Temptu’s airbrush kits by clicking here or the banner below.

Until next time Lovelies!

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The 2 bars that made everyone moody…Remy VS Nicki Rap beef from A to Z

Mad Nicki


So I tried not to indulge in the current rap battle hype underway between Young Money’s Nicki Minaj and The Terror Squad’s Remy Ma. Mainly due to the fact the whole entire world is caring enough for everyone. .

As much as I’ve tried to avoid releasing my 2 cents there was recently a “side bird” tweet that no one seems to be talking about that struck a nerve in me. I can’t just start there tho. So here’s the beef from A-Z from the best of my knowledge.


Beware There’s a ton of this going on…

when two people

Nicki Minaj and Gucci Mane released a song called “Make Love” (graphic lyrics below) which people speculated was to rapper and Love and Hip Hop star Remy Ma. Though this beef seemed inevitable, Remy Ma did interviews previously where she attempted to squash  any rumors of beef between herself and The barb Queen. In spite of her attempts it was assumed that the following was a direct stab at Remy ma.

Ay yo, ain’t talkin’ housewives, but I’m in the Porsche
First I’ma scorch her, then I’ma torch her
Then I’ma torture her, then I’ma off her
A million dollars for a show, they made their off-er
Go against Nicki, it’s gon’ cost ya
‘Cause now it’s fuck ya, intercourse ya
I rep Queens where they listen to a bunch of Nas
I’m a yes and these bitches is a bunch of nahs
Tryin’ to win a gunfight with a bunch of knives
I win, get off the bench and give a bunch of fives
I don’t see her
Bitch I’m the greatest, no Kendrick and no Sia
I’m the iPhone, you the Nokia
Everybody know you jealous, bitch it’s so clear
Tell them bum ass bitches to play their role
She see my sexy ass every time she scroll
I got it in the can, Dole
Your career gon’ be with Anna Nicole
Witcha dumbass face
She ain’t eatin’ but I swear she got some bum ass taste
Text her man like, “Dawg, how that bum ass taste?”
Pay your rent! And stay in your bum ass place
Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?
One platinum plaque, album flopped, bitch, where? (bitch, where?)
Hahaha, ahhhhh
I took two bars off just to laugh
You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap
You gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques
S, plural like the S on my chest
Now sit your dumbass down
You got an F on your test.

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After getting wind of the song.. Feb 25th, Remy Ma ran to the studio and released a 7 minute “hardcore”, tell all type of dis record called “Shether” (Click the link to listen if it’s still available) which was recorded over Nas’ Ether beat.


Remy broke the internet with Nicki’s piping hot tea. It seemed like every status, post, and picture from any hip hop relevant blog, t.v show, or fan was influenced by Nicki’s implants “dropping” or “popping” as the song alleged. The Terror Squad Rapper described private events between Minaj and her former beaux Meek Mill which Meek must have shared with Remy at one point or another. Of course, men aren’t supposed to run their mouths and tell their business. That has been attributed to females only. However, Meek showed us that millennial men don’t give a f*$# about having female traits.



The Mayback Music Artist also disclosed that while Nicki was having booty issues, he was denied access to her cookie purse for about 3 months.  Why are we surprised? We’re not! This is the same dude that got with Nicki Minaj by telling her that her boyfriend was cheating on her. I guess the guy code was out the window and/or never learned on “the block”. meekmeekshowedup

The dis track tea didn’t stop flowing there. Remy went on to claim that Nicki had sexual relations with several industry names like Trey Songz, YM CEO Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Hot 97 co host Ebro, and label mate Drake..just to name a few. All of which have been collected in a small shady collage below for your viewing pleasure.


So yea, if the allegations are any where near true, Ms. Minaj has been booty popping that manufacture hinney all over the industry and it’s no wonder it’s giving her issues. BUT that’s not really our business. It wasn’t really anyone’s business but but a few people are invested in the tall tell of Nicki’s cookie purse. The Game being one of them.


Mind you, The Game has had a few things to say about Meek Mill over the years. One of the most memorable things he’s posted on social media was that Nicki hasn’t been in a real man’s arms since he let her go. Referring to the Pills & Potions  music video.

pills and potions



If you’re wondering this feud began about a year ago when The Game’s crew allegedly robbed Sean Kingston of his jewelry, which was soon confirmed by Meek Mills (allegedly). Now The California rapper takes shots at Meek Mills every chance he gets.


Trey Songz, also mentioned in the dis track as one of Nicki’s lovers, took to Twitter to respond to the allegations. Which maybe he shouldn’t have because Nicki wasn’t really feeling the response. In all honesty, I believe Shether just had Nicki on edge because there was nothing implicated in Trey Songz response that warranted her attitude.

The Shether track has the “Queen” a little noid.



Ebro also chimed in to deny allegations of sleeping with Nicki



To which Papoose, Remy Ma’s right hand and husband replies:


Dj Funk Flex also added his two cents and seemed to be anti-barb and surprisingly coming for label mate Drake out the blue…

Funk Master Flex

Lawd Have Mercy!

While the world was calling for Nicki Minaj’s response to the most disrespectful distrack of the decade, Nicki parlayed in Paris for fashion week seemingly unbothered on purpose.  The song was then snatched from iTunes, YouTube, and any other platform Nicki could  get to take it down. Remy can also never perform the song or have it played on any radio stations. Nicki implied that the song had been taken down due to Remy not handling the business side of the beef and getting rights to record the song on Nas’ beat. Nas recently put the rumors to rest that he had anything to do with the issue with the dis track proclaiming that he is a true fan of hip hop battles and he wouldn’t have pulled the track.


I personally believe that Nicki has enough clout and money to put an end to an artist’s shine ESPECIALLY if that shine is glistening of the handle of a tea cup that is filled with Nicki’s business.


Before the Barb responded (which took a while), Remy Ma was invited to the Wendy Williams show to talk beef (Click on the link to view a clip). I don’t usually do Wendy, but because I was curious as to what started the whole cat rap fight, I tuned in. Remy showed up to the Wendy Williams show dressed for the funeral of a cartoon character which I found to be super petty and amusing.

The rapper basically said that Nicki has been attempting to shade her by stopping her from getting awards, walking red carpets, and getting people to report badly on her album sales et cetera. Yea, if that’s true….I’d be mad too. Not taking sides, just saying.  In “back to back” fashion Remy then went on to release another LEGAL dis track to Nicki minaj called “Another One“.  It wasn’t on the Shether level and many say she could’ve gone without the follow up. But, because the first diss was taken down and basically banned from everywhere…Remy had to find a way to stay in the game. Click the Another one link to hear the 2nd track.



There was a sea of unwanted responses…but fans were truly calling for the Queen B- Lil’ Kim’s (pictured in the middle incase you didn’t recognize her) opinion on the beef. She too had a lyrical feud with Nicki Minaj in or around 2014 stemming from what people were saying was a case of stolen identity..


Nicki was clearly influenced by Lil’ Kim’s style but for some reason it’s easier to deny it and beef than pay homage. But that’s another post entirely. Anyway, Lil Kim had this to say about the beef and rumor of her join forces with Remy to get back at the Young money Raptress:

“I’m glad you brought that up, because in the media the other day, I had a show and I hate stupid blogs when they try to take my damn situations and clip them,” Lil’ Kim said. “We all know the situation that’s going on with Remy and ol’ girl. That’s their situation and I have nothing to do with that.”

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Let’s take a second to crown the Queen for being pretty shady by not even mentioning Nicki’s name.

There was a  90’s rapper who did want in on the beef, and rightfully so.


Foxy Brown was mentioned in the Shether track and the tea on her was that she had went deaf from untreated gonorrhea. Now, I don’t know how true that is or if it’s even possible. I do know that Foxy is hard of hearing. Obviously, regardless of whether it is holistically true or a half truth  it had Foxy running to the studio. She released her 1.5 minute get back snippet “The Break’s Over” to Remy Ma quicker than Nicki could take her next “unbothered” pic.. Listen to the clip here.


Remy responded to Foxy’s get back track in which she spoke on Remy’s recent miscarriage by learning sign language and signing the words “no comment” at a press conference. See the shade for yourself here.


Nicki and Foxy have since been spotted playing bffs.  If you want my unwarranted 2 cents on that situation (which seems to be the theme of this whole beef)… Nicki is just clinging on to anyone who is on her side in this midevil mess.


The public has been Harsh (capital H & on purpose) when it comes to the self proclaimed queen Barb’s lack of response to Remy’s diss track. There’s also a back story we’re not getting because when Remy referenced Foxy’s hearing disability she said that Nicki was “talking about her to a deaf bih” which says to me there was little something going on behind the scenes.

Nicki Minaj Finally “responds” to the diss track on March 9th with a track called No Frauds which features Drake and Wayne. She also drop 2 other tracks on iTunes which were at 1 , 2 and 4 last time we checked.  Now, No Frauds is a nice song, but it’s not a diss track. We were all a little disappointed that she didn’t go back to the underground , hardcore, hip hop Nicki but hey. She recently responded that she doesn’t do diss tracks she makes hits and disses you one them. W.E you say Nicki.

The fact still remains that Remy came harder than ever and Nicki just wasn’t there for it. She wasn’t trying to battle although Remy’s Shether was in response to Nicki’s verse on the Gucci Mane collab. She reportedly said that the diss in that song was fired toward Iggy Azalea.




You probably have no clue who this is.

I don’t blame you. Her name is Khia, and she’s the rapper behind the 2002 song “My Neck, My Back”. Was it a hot song? Yea, when I was a freshman in High School and I’m 30 years old now. This has “has-been attempt” written all over it, but let’s entertain the non sense for sake of this entire post being conjured up due to her thirst.

Now, in the picture above, this old bird has on a tee-shirt that says Papoose AND has a picture of Papoose on it.  If you scanned and missed this fact earlier in the post, Papoose is Remy Ma’s husband. Not boyfriend, or even fiance…her husband.Quick history lesson: Remy was sentenced to 8 years in prison for charges of assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion in 2008. In what we wanna know terms, she shot a girl she knew over a coin. Papoose faithfully or otherwise held Remy down during her bid. Now, Khia made a video saying that she keeps being asked what she thought about the rap beef heard around the world. And y’all have to listen to her sling shotTing her cookie purse Papoose’s way to see why it irks me so bad. Get a load of it here.

Ok, I try to stay encouraging and inspirational when it comes to women , because we need hella love with the way society is set up. The issue is that Khia is what is wrong with the world.  1st of all no one asked her for her opinion because she hasn’t been relevant since she trick us into believing someone dared travel from her neck …to her back…. and down to that should be condemned & dusty crack of hers. When you did have a hot song (singular) it wasn’t so lyrical that you were dubbed a Queen, princess, dutchess, mistress,  or otherwise relevant in Hip Hop. Why would anyone care what you think?



She’s definitely a problem. She could’ve attempted to prove her relevance in the game by staying neutral yet giving a “seasoned” female rap artist’s perspective on the battle. She could’ve hopped in the battle and chosen sides. But to catapult your vagina to a married man via social media is a new low even for a bottom of the barrel used to be with one 15 year old hit.

I don’t know if Remy will respond but the people have spoken..and they’re not here for Khia’s thirst.


More issues than Teen Magazine, right? Well If we’re lucky this thing will die down without anyone else begging to be tagged in it. In conclusion, I’m glad someone challenged Nicki…simply because you don’t get the crown without proving you deserve it. It’s hip hop. The industry has been thriving on battles since it all began. What have I learned in this entire ordeal?

  • The Barb may be the Queen of something but it’s not Hip Hop.
  • Remy may not be the Queen of anything but Petty HOWEVER she is a lyrical beast and
  • Foxy Brown …………………….well she tried
  • The Game is going to come for Meek Mills for everything until he see’s him
  • Khia is what’s wrong with the world and will never regain her relevance through  thirst
  • Regardless of which industry it is…it’s all entertainment. I hope everyone remembers that.


What were your takeaways from the beef? Are you rooting for anyone? Were you one of the people who prompted Khia’s response? lol

Well, this has been the first Hollywood Tea you’ve sipped with the mob. I hope you’ve had your pinky up!


Until Next Time ❤ ❤ ❤


Prom 2k16

Every year around this time I am up to my roots in lashes + concealer and clean out of free time. Weddings, proms, graduations, photo shoots, bridal and fashion shows, you name it… it’s being done in mass numbers during the Spring and Summer months. Because these are some of the most photographed events of people’s lives they of course want to look their best and aren’t willing to take the chance or deal with the DIY stress.

Which is where I come in. And where our post for today begins. My weekend was hectic…so hectic that I ashamed to say I barely took any photos of any of my clients  (as if pushing the pic button would’ve made my day so much longer). Anyway, the beauty of doing what you love and loving what you do is that the love is blended with skills and delivers a flawless and happy client.Why is a flawlessly happy client an MUA’s remedy for forgetting or refusing to stop to take pictures? 1 word-SELFIES

That’s right! Client selfies are just as good as testimonials and twice as good with a love not attached.

So, before we see the selfie(s) in question…..Let’s meet our Prom doll!


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Noe R.  2k16 Senior in Va Beach, VA.

Noe was a beautiful young lady that who had been looking forward to her prom day since she booked with me. She went with “The Celebrity Doll” service from new Service Catalog. The great thing about the service catalog is that you can choose any service and customize it to your personal preference. While the Celebrity Doll service featured stacked Strip lashes and an ombre lips Noe wanted a deep contour, a smokey eye, and an otherwise neutral face.

Here’s What we came up with:

Noe Selfie

*Insert Heart Eyes Emoji*

Before we get to the dets (and they’re coming). Let’s do a quick side by side of the 1st photo and the after photo….

Before and After 2

The Transformation

Because Noe wanted a heavy contour and because I didn’t want her to look like she had played in mud with her fair skin. I decided to use a few shades to contour starting with the lighter (red brown) shade and blending in a darker brown. I absolutely loveeeee a matte lip (in case you didn’t know) so I opted for a nude matte lip that would last longer while she danced the night away.

The Details

The Face
Applied Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Foundation All over face (including eyelids and neck).

Used MAC pro longwear concealer in NC 25 (Highlight) and NW45(Contour) which was set with NYX Translucent powder. Applied Mineralize Skinfinish in Sunpower (bronzer).BH Cosmetics Contour Palette. A blush from BH Cosmetics followed by Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade(Highlight).

AND of course Holy Water…MAC’s Fix Plus Prep & Prime Fluid

The Lips

NYX lip pencil in Natural (Fill entire lip over exaggerated cupids bow a tad). Filled with a lippie cocktail of NYX Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm & London

The Eyes

Lids: BH Cosmetics 5th Edition Palette & MAC loose pigment in Vanilla in the inner corners
Brows: BH Cosmetics Brow Pro Brow Palette (Black and Brown)
Lashes: Ardell Long Individual Lashes

I was so lucky to have a selfie sufficient client like Noe on such a crazy Saturday!


This…..This is why I do it. I do it for the slayy lol AND for text message from my clients at 8am the next morning… like this one

Client Testimonial Text

Nothing better….

So, if you know a Senior in the Hampton Roads Virginia area let them know that there are discounts waiting for them at http://www.TiffanyDolls.comAfter 3

Girl Talk Returns: Ignore him to keep him?

Greetings Doll babies…


And Happy Friday!

Friday had a face

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had our girl talk session. It’s almost completely due to my schedule and the fact that there’s simply not enough time in a day. BUT Let’s not dwell, the point is today…we’re putting our heads together to come up with a sea of solutions for a doll in need.

Disclaimer: I am in no way a relationship expert. When submitting your letters to The Doll Mob know that you are going to get the opinions of non licensed, everyday women. If you are in need of professional or medical help I will gladly assist you with finding someone in your area.
Dear Doll Mob,
I am a young woman who has recently turned to online dating to fulfill something that I feel I had been missing in my “situation”. Yes, I am in a situationship and have been for quite some time. 
Recently, I met a guy online who is sweet, successful, attentive, confident and all the other adjectives that describe the perfect guy. We went from chatting online to texting and the occasional phone call (very rarely). I find him to be refreshing and I enjoy our conversations. I understand that it could simply be excitement and scandal of it all that has my hypnotized, it’s just at this point I feel like I deserve to feel something. You don’t know how long I have been longing to get out of the monotonous and uninspired daily routine. 
The last couple of days he has been a little distant. He never ignores me, he’s just slower to respond and not really initiating conversation as he was before. I read other articles online that said if you want to keep a guy’s attention you have to ignore him. I want to talk to him because his conversation was my “something”, but I don’t want to come across as the needy and insecure type. What should I do?
I look forward to your transparency and honesty.
A Woman In Need


Alrighty, This letter grabbed my attention for several reasons. The main heart string striker was her salutation “Sincerely, A woman in Need”. Now…for those who’ve never read a girl talk article(because it has been a while) I’d like to state  on behalf of myself and my dolls that we The Mob reserves the right to keep it all the way 100. . We won’t tolerate any disrespect or bickering, however you will get our entire 2 cents so sayeth the mob.

So let’s start off with the fact that there are 2 issues or points that require attention in your letter. I’ll begin with the one you’re asking about because I legitimately can not stand when I go to a friend for advice about one thing and they start to tend to other parts of my business.

The main question seems to be “should you ignore a guy that you like to get his attention?”  So without all the bush beating I’m going to go ahead and say “Girl……NO!”. I won’t say the articles you read were wrong I’ll just say we’re all grown (or you don’t need to be worried about finding, getting, nor keeping a boy let alone a man) so we don’t have times for games.

Listen, my philosophy is acting only benefits the audience…you can still feel what’s real. So based on that philosophy here’s why you don’t ignore a man to get his attention. The first flaw of this method is that it can and will eventually lead you to pushing the person you like away. If it’s early in the relationship you may want to be a bit unavailable. But no one likes to be rejected and men are creatures of pride and ego (Hell I am too). The last thing you want to do is send them into the arms of a bamboozling bimbo who will be just enough to take his mind off of you (even if momentarily). The second flaw is that it puts women in the mindset that all men are the same and therefore the same “tactics” work on all men. If you go into a relationship like that you’re bound to hit a dead end eventually. The saddest part won’t even be the dead end it would be that you didn’t take the time to enjoy the ride bc you thought you had been down that road before. #MESSAGE

So how do you get his attention? You pay attention to yourself. I repeat TO GET A MAN’S ATTENTION PAY ATTENTION TO YOURSELF. The articles you’ve read are more than likely (hopefully) saying that you want to seem unavailable which is going to give an impression that is the complete opposite of needy.  Not that the key to a mans heart and mind is neglect. To add on to what I assume they are saying by referring to my philosophy “seeming” unavailable may get his attention eventually but it most definitely doesn’t make you feel any better. The truth is and please don’t take offense to this…you are trying not to seem needy because you are..and it’s ok. The only thing wrong with it is that you are relying on a perfect stranger to fulfill this need opposed to looking in the mirror and figuring this thing out.

It’s time to stop looking for a man and find yourself. What do you like to do? What things make you happy? When’s the last time you’ve bought yourself something or gone somewhere that doesn’t have anything to do with pleasing people, taking care of someone or making them like/love you? Take a moment to take a honest look at yourself and refuse to turn away until you see something as beautiful as you are.


It takes time to sort through our emotions and thoughts. As women we have a constant ever flowing river of ish to conquer emotionally and mentally. BUT the good thing about that  is  If you do it correctly, there will most definitely be times when you just can’t get right to your phone, or you’re too busy too text etc. EQUALLY IMPORTANT: When he does finally come around (which 96% do) you’ll be even more desirable than you were before because you’re in love with you. You’re happy to hear from him but just as happy to hear yourself think if he decided to make an unexpected exit. Do you want to appear carefree? No, you want to take time to work on being the woman you want to be without a man. Take my word for this one, it’s much better to spend your time loving on you. Pretending to be busy yet waiting for him to do the loving for you will leave you impatient and a bit resentful if they aren’t moving at your pace. .

Now that that’s taken care of in it’s entirety.

please wait

ISSUE # 2—->This situationship ish. Honey, listen….if you’ve had conversations with your partner where you’ve expressed your dissatisfaction and nothing has changed…you are no longer a victim. It is our responsibility to protect our happiness and peace of mind and the fact that you’re willing to stay in a situation that you are unhappy with says you need some loving…and not from a 2nd party. Instead of dealing with the issues you’re adding yet another emotional roller coaster to your life just so you can feel your heart beat fast. That may work…but it’s unhealthy.

Another activity you can be working on while figuring out this new guy….is figuring out what you’re even doing with the old guy. This could be why he has fallen back a bit. Maybe he likes you as well but he feels like he’s fighting a losing battle because of your attachment. Only some men would see “taking you from your man” as an effort worthy feat. I dare to say a good guy would want to want a woman who knows what she wants not one who he has to compete for. It may make a man or woman feel “successful” once they’ve gotten their trophy but remember trophies end up on shelves with other trophies.


In conclusion “A Woman In Need”, The only thing you need is you baby. You need your love, time, and attention. I completely understand your need to fulfill a need but we have to be weary of quick fixes. The only way to get the world to love you and maintain a life worth living  is to fall in love with yourself.


Your turn dolls! Should you/Would you ignore a guy to get his attention? Have you tried it and did it work for you?