Tiaz Boutique: Black-Owned Lingerie

As you probably realised, thanks to the constant memes, increase in Twitter nonsense from demons–ahem, I mean men, and desperate restaurant advertising, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

And on Valentine’s Day, the rule is that SOMEONE needs to pamper you—whether that’s a bae, or just you engaging in a little self-care. You might drop links in someone’s  inbox, or spluge on glamorous lingerie for no-one’s benefit but your own; it’s all love.

Now, I’m sure you guys have all seen my first foray into lingerie reviews, when a popular black-owned knicker business (as my nan calls them) didn’t quite hit the mark…

To say the least. 

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Beauty Update: The ABH Lip Palette V.I

Hey beauty beans,

Before I really get into this post, I need to do a lil intro, since we’ve never really done this before.

You guys seem to prefer my product reviews, tips and tutorials in video form—which is fine, because I love making videos!

Howwwwever, writing is my passion, so I still need to do *something* on this blog. I ain’t letting naturallytiss.com fade into the background of Tissdom—I mean, I forked out cash for this domain, after all. You know how it is.

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So, amongst other things, I‘m now gonna be posting regular (black-people-time regular, not rest-of-the-world regular) beauty updates—including new releases! Which brings us to the real topic of this post…

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NYX Ultra Brights Palette: Review, Swatches, and UD Full Spectrum Comparison…

Heeeeeeeeey fam-a-lam!

Yep. I really just said that. And there’s no taking it back; it’s on the internet now.

ANYWHO… I’m back again to tell you guys about a recent purchase that featured in my November Drugstore Faves video. Y’know, the one full of amazing bargains and dupes and stuff? Yeah? You can watch that here, if you haven’t already.

One of the affordable finds that I ramble on about in that vid is the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights.

Actually, my Mum got for me after she spotted it on her way through Boots. She’s lovely like that.

Now, my chatty videos always end up being miles long–so I decided to save a full review of the palette for this blog, rather than forcing it.

You may remember me mentioning in the video that this palette is a possible alternative to the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette. I’ll be exploring that too. So, y’know, if you’re into swatches and comparisons and dupes and whatnot, feel free to read on.

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Mielle Organics Takes Over Treasure Tress: REVIEW

***EDIT: since I harp on about Treasure Tress so much, I got a discount code for those who want to try it out! Use TISS10 for 10% off of your first box ❤ ***

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have scoured the natural-hair-corners of the net in such detail that you know all about products you’ve never seen in real life. 

They sound fancy, they look gorgeous, they have exotic ingredients and create wonderful results on the hair of our siblings across the world. You just… never come across them in real life. They’re too amazing for that. 

Mielle Organics has long been on the list of American Products I’ve Seen On Instagram That I Really Wanna Buy. (And yeah, that list is precisely as long as you’re imagining it to be. Longer, probably.)

So imagine my surprise when I opened this month’s Treasure Tress box to be greeted with the words: It’s a Takeover!

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YouTube Roundup

YooooOOoooooOOoooOO blogging beans!

I know a fair few people follow this blog now, and I was wondering; did you guys know that you can also be vlogging….veans? Vlogging voles, perhaps. I’ll work on it.

The point is, I’m on YouTube

So I thought I’d round up some of my fave videos on here (yes, faves made by and starring me because really, what could we all enjoy more?) for you to check out!

Get wrapped up for winter…

My new fave protective style is a cute head wrap, so I teamed up with Sunu Ker to create this 4 style easy tutorial for you guys!

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Your liquid lipstick dreams, realised…

When I ordered a liquid lipstick from a black-owned business with a talent for puns (that’s Beauty Bakerie, btw) I actually wasn’t expecting to receive the BEST LIQUID LIPSTICK FORMULA ON THE PLANET.

But there ya go; life is full of surprises. Watch here.

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The hunt is over…

This treasure of a beauty box by Treasure Tress is a natural’s dream come true. Check out my unboxing video to learn more!

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Glitter glam…

This is a throwback to the last time I had braids.. basically, if you want your eyes to sparkle like a pink disco ball, or, like, a unicorn or something, and you also want a beat face, check out this tutorial! 

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My hair transformation…

You may have noticed that my hair is looking BOMB recently if I do say so myself. How did I upgrade my fro? Three months of an intensive haircare transformation, courtesy of the 12 Week Mour Challenge! Check out my experience and wash n go routine here.

Sadly I’ve had to take this down, and I’m re-uploading as we speak. Why? Because technology hates me. So subscribe to my channel here to be notified once it’s back online!

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And that’s that. I hope you guys enjoy my channel; comment below to let me know which of the roundup is your fave! And subscribe to my channel here to keep up with all my future uploads  ❤

See you next time,

Tiss

Korrine Sky Intimates: My Experience

Considering how into hair and beauty I am, most people are surprised to learn that I am an atrocious, and apathetic, dresser. 

I like to blame my disability for this—I can’t do buttons, I need slip on shoes, clothes have to be baggy enough to fit my wrist and knee supports—but the fact is that I’ve looked a state since the day I started choosing my own clothes. I simply cannot dress. 

So a few months ago, I swore to upgrade my style. And since I like to do things thoroughly, I decided to start with the basics: lingerie! 

After seeing the amazing images shared online by a black-owned, indie business called Korrine Sky Intimates, I decided to take the plunge and order something from their luxurious but affordable range.

And considering all the online hype surrounding this business, I knew that you guys would want a review so that you in turn could bite the bullet and buy from KSI! Assuming, of course, that you’re all as style challenged as me. You are, right? Right? *insert crying emoji* Continue reading