Sista Sites: The Letter S

Sista Sites

It’s time for another edition of Sista Sites in which we showcase blogs from my Beauty Marks blogroll. I have also gotten in the habit of showing a piece of Black Art with each Sista Sites post. When I was younger I visited a ton of African American museums and I would just be in awe of the beautiful paintings. And when I visited the Smithsonian museums….well, I pretty much fell in love.

Smithsonian. Hmm….. S!!

Let’s feature beauty and fashion blogs that begin with the letter “S“.
Do you feel like you’re watchin’ Sesame Street yet?

  • Scandalous Beauty: Awww, my girl, Erin. I love her! She was one of the first Black beauty blogs that I read. If Clumps of Mascara had a sister, it would be Scandalous Beauty. Her expertise and experience taught me a lot and I’ve pretty much watched all of her YouTube vids. Seriously, if you are stuck with trying to figure out how to complete a look, want to know how pinks look on darker skin or annoyed with your natural hair, check out Erin’s videos. I love how she connects with her readers and has that “she could be my friend” aurora that somehow shines from the internet. Plus, we are hair twins! Yay for the Scandalous Beauty movement!!
  • Shake Your Beauty: All hail one of the vanguards of Black beauty blogs; well, at least to me. Tia Williams isn’t only a blogger, but a published author as well. She gets mad respect from me! She features product reviews for Black women and her humor is just delightful.
  • Silver Lips Beauty & Musiq Haven: Another Brown skinned beauty blogger with beautiful techniques and reviews. I love blogs that have cute little features SlvrLips’ doesn’t stop with dazzling us with her fabulous blending skills…but she takes it a step further and introduces us to the hottest new tunes. Loves it!
  • Specktra Beauty Blog: I’m really a fan of Specktra the site more so than the actual blog. And if you’ve never visited or had a short obsession with, I really don’t know how you are livin’. However, what I do like about the blog is the up-to-date pieces of information we can get from them about upcoming collections and lines. Get your sneak peek and swatches of MAC Collections that haven’t even been released yet. It’s so overwhelming that you start making a list of what you want before even seeing the actual products. It’s a sickness, I swear.
  • Stephienese: I just adore this little lady here. I remember discovering her blog around the same time I discovered Specktra. Her skills are fierce! I remember lemming over every product she purchased. Get it, Stephie!

I’m off to Miami this weekend, lovelies. Which unfortunately means I won’t be able to update. But no worries….next week I will be sure to crank out the posts. You can look forward to the following:

-Dr. Miracle’s and Miss Jessie’s Curl Pudding.
How do they hold up for the napptural sistas?

-Sunscreen for Women of Color (and a giveaway hosted by Palmer’s)
-Brown & Blushin’. Cheap and beautiful drugstore finds.
-But Black Women Can’t Series (pinks anyone?
Submit your photos to

-Of course Mascara Monday

…and some more thangs.

Enjoy the weekend!! And as always, you can email me.
My new Blackberry has me crazy excited to do every little thing.


  • Anjela

    Hey B,

    I can’t wait until you add me on your blog roll! :) You just reminded me to hit up my fav beauty bloggers of color, lol! I really hope you have a nice time in Miami…do try to purchase something so that you’ll have one more thing to post about. But I can’t wait until your upcoming posts, especially the Sunscreen, drugstore finds and the BBWCS on pinks! Have fun sis!

  • B

    You’re up on the blog roll, Anjela. Giiiirl, I am so slow on updating that. Hehehe. Enjoy your weekend!

  • slvrlips

    Hey B, I feel so honored and special. Thanks so much for the blog love. This really made my day. Off to look at the new MAC collections

  • xoxo Jaimie

    Can’t wait to see whats coming. Have a good weekened! I’m excited for the Miss Jessie’s Curl Pudding. That sounds interesting.

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop. I like to find as many great blogs as possible. :-)
    PRoduct Junkie Diva

  • :Fashion Frenzy:

    Sweet. Thanks for keepin’ a sis informed with thangs.

    Nikki :)

  • Mischo Beauty

    LOVE your blog! Have a safe trip.:)

  • LBIC

    Oooh, Miami! I’m going there this weekend too! If I see you on Ocean, I’ll say hi.

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    Enjoy Miami!! :-)

    Btw, I love all of these “S” blogs!

  • Amanda


    I’m loving this! I’m going to have to check this out more often. After viewing your fabulous blog I thought you might want to check something out that I KNOW would hold your attention and get hooked like I did. Ever heard of Toyota’s “If Looks Could Kill” series? Talk about a brown skinned’s one who is DEFINTIELY doing her thang.

    The webisodes follow an aspiring fashion assistant, Bianca Turner (played by Femi Emiola, Wicked Wicked Games), who is a prime example of a woman who’s got it going on. I’m talking the dream job, a man who’s got all the ladies drooling, and the spice to keep it all together when hell hits the fan. Think James Bond meets Sanaa Lathan in “Something New”, Bianca is the girl who isn’t afraid to run in her Louboutin heels!


    The fourth episode-Family Jewels- has been available since 7/7, but it’s not too late to catch up and tune in. I work with Toyota, so take my word for it.

    I’m sure that you will be reeled in, so don’t be surprised when you are. Also, don’t forget to hit me up with the scoop on your thoughts, or comments from others, about the webisodes.

    Looking forward to the girl talk!

    Amanda Clouden
    ILCK Ambassador

  • sueZette

    Love the site!!!

  • Apple Diva

    I, too, love the Specktra. How I lived without before Spring 2007 is beyond me. I was introduced to Slvrlips and Stephinese through Specktra and their FOTDs are amazing. I also liked your artistic FOTDs.