Video: Introducing Mented Cosmetics + Rant

mented-cosmeticsRedefining ‘nude’ lipstick for women of color, by women of color.

Hi Guys! Today’s video is a try on haul of the capsule collection of Nude lipsticks for women of color (by women of color) from Mented Cosmetics! Redefining what ‘nude’ means- this range has all the brown babes covered from the lightest peach to the deepest berry. These are not your ultra light nude shades, but more of a natural looking color. The formula is moisturizing, and long lasting, made without parabens or toxins, and also vegan and cruelty free.

Note: There is one more lipstick in the capsule collection called ‘Dope Taupe’ that I forgot to swatch because I had just worn it and it was in my purse! It is a beautiful rich taupe-y color. The entire capsule collection can be purchased as a set too for a discount. Also, to receive 15% off  your first order, you can use my code: http://fbuy.me/iCqcd

I also had a moment of weakness due to some triggers I had just before recording, and I did a little rant about it. Looking back I am glad I got it off my chest, and based on the response I got from you all – you also feel my pain! After having some time to think about things though, I feel like I didn’t need to be so upset. I have SO MANY amazing readers and supporters, friends and family too. It is really just a matter of what I put my energy towards – i can cry myself a river about the few that aren’t or I can focus on the ones who are and keep doing better for them. I guess sometimes you need to throw your own pity party before realizing how good you actually have it!

Thanks so much for visiting – as always!

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First time back to my hometown to see my parents since Thanksgiving 2019. The kids have been so excited to see their Nanababa and Nano! The last video is what I was really missing tho…
My new favorite place in the house is definitely the sitting room off my bedroom. (See the before in my Reels) I worked with @thehavenly to turn this into my dream space. Now what used to be a pass through, is where I love to sit down after a shower and put on lotion or comb my hair, or even just curl up and read a book or listen to a guided meditation. Just a cozy and pretty space that feels intentional 💕 #havenlyambassador #interiordesign
I glow ‘cause I know what my worth is…who can name that song?? (every mom probably knows)
Thanks for all the love on my last post ❤️ I’m nursing a vulnerability hangover because I am actually a pretty private person (believe it or not) but every time I do get in my feelings and share it I end up connecting with so many of you and that makes it worth it. I know I am inspiring women to be unapologetic and to live their truth by doing so myself. That’s not a flex, enough of you dm me on the daily for me to say it with confidence. So with that- Lets go 2022! Hope this year keeps you feeling rested, hydrated, and living your best life! Also sorry and yes I’m definitely bothered by that rug flipped over in the back
Life is weird. For 2022 I’m thinking about how much I’ve personally grown. From this 21 year old girl getting married to someone I barely knew way too fast (my first marriage- also divorced within a year). That experience made me learn so much about standing up for what I wanted. Then for many years I thought I knew who I was, and soon I realized that wasn’t it either. I evolved. I struggled with my faith, particularly in 2020 when I felt attacked for my non mainstream views about Islam - interfaith marriage, LGBTQ, etc. Because of that, I lost a lot of supporters and tbh- sadly lost some friends. But I also figured out, with the sage advice from papa Shah, that there are as many opinions in the world as there are people - so me trying to change peoples opinions was pretty futile. Rather than bearing hostility to those who don’t think like me, I realized I should have empathy, and give people room to grow and learn. So I can say with sincerity that I’m finally good - with life and God and everything - and I’m proud of baby girl in this pic ❤️ Cheers to more growth and happiness next year!
You’re the best, I don’t care what everyone else says ❤️
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