Blue and Red Combo

Fall Work Attire

Top: Express | Pants: Mango | Shoes: Zara| Bag: HERE | Lips: Ruby Woo by MAC | Watch: Fossil I have no idea why my hands are always in my head. Literally all of my outfit photos (outtakes) have a shot with my hand in my hair! LOL I don't know if I mentioned it here, but I'm not going to be wearing extensions for a while. I need to learn more about my hair so I've decided to stay away from any stressful hair styles for the time being. Natural hair was a hard transition for me but I must say … [Read more...]

6 Tech Tools I Use For My Style Photos

6 Tech Tools For Style Photos

I think I've mastered the perfect combination of products to get the best pictures I can. I'm such a systematic and procedural person, especially with things that I know I will be doing over and over again. Why reinvent the wheel, right? I used to honestly be flustered with trying to get all of my gear ready. I was so unmotivated to take blog photos because I didn't have a place for everything. I knew the key to being consistent with this blog was to make sure that when I was ready to take … [Read more...]

Brittany’s Birthday Brunch 2016

Brilliance Of B birthdaybrunch

For my birthday, I invited some close friends to brunch with me! We really enjoyed ourselves and had such amazing food. Other than it being scorching outside, it was truly an awesome day! Blacklane was kind enough to chauffeur me to my brunch. We got to ride in a Mercedes S 550 and can I tell you it was an awesome experience.  The car arrived on time (more like before time) and the driver was very nice. If you didn't see my tweet about what he did you should. Dress: Asos | Bag: Kate Spade … [Read more...]

Hate Shopping? These Tips are for You!

Tips for shopping at the mall

Shopping is stressful sometimes. Especially to those that don't like it anyway. I have a friend that despises it shopping. So thinking about her, I decided to write this post. I know she isn't the only one, so please feel free to share with your friends who don't like going through the motions of shopping. BTW: This can be applied to any type of shopping! PLAN Check websites for prices and products before you go. Don't waste a trip when you can do some research first. Get your list of what … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Boost Your Confidence

howtoboostyourconfidence

 Confidence is a fragile component that we should protect. It can be compromised by the slightest things. When it comes to work, relationships, or even our dreams our minds can shift and discourage us. It takes recognizing when your confidence is dropping and rectifying the situation so that your confidence is not skewed. Find what you are great at. Everyone feels great when they KNOW what they are doing and when PEOPLE know that they can do it. Write down a list of things people come to … [Read more...]

Why I Started Blogging – Brilliance Of B

Why I Started Blogging - Brilliance Of B

I've always wanted to write this post but never had the time. But I'm gonna keep it short and sweet and tell you why I started Brilliance Of B. It was October of 2009, when I decided I wanted to do something different in my life. I had been out of college for 5 months and working in Boston in a cubicle. I was so bored. I started to think about the things I thought about in college and even before I went to college. I just knew I was going to be a Fashion Magazine Editor. So, I asked myself … [Read more...]

Summer Everyday Makeup

Everyday Summer Beauty Makeup

Simplicity has never done me wrong. Whether its shopping or decorating, keeping it simple always wins. And it's no different with my makeup. Since I have dry/combination skin (who knows where this "combination" situation came from, I'll be writing about that soon.), I'm all about moisture and using products that add moisture to my face and allows my makeup to never fill cakey, which can be very easy for me. My skin is not problematic so usually I can wear less makeup. Here's what I … [Read more...]

2016 Birthday Eve: 70’s Style

Red lips and curly hair 70s outfit

Shirt: H&M | Jeans: Topshop | Heels: Nine West | Sunglasses: ZeroUV | Lips: Ruby Woo | iPhone Case: Best Buy It's my Birthday eve! I'll be twenty nine tomorrow. I always go through these growth lessons during this time (as one should) and just reflect on life. I'm truly happy. I have my health, great family, and real friends who love me and support me and this is why I'm grateful. I'm so satisfied with myself. My accomplishments. My wins. My drive to cancel out fear and my push to keep on … [Read more...]

3 Beauty Items I Never Pay A Lot For

Affordable Beauty Products at Drugstore

I never want to feel guilty (spending too much) about buying beauty products that do the same job as drugstore products to then turn around and take it back to Sephora (lazy). So, this post will save you money and gas. You're welcome. Here are the top 3 beauty items I never pay a lot for: Mascara Granted, the only reason I have this mascara is because I tried a sample and felt like every penny I spent on it would be worth it. I explain why I buy samples here. But there is no point in … [Read more...]

4 Fall Basics You Need In Your Closet

Over the knee boots

Fall is on its way! It's time to get your closet prepared for the colder months! I'm predicting that these top four closet essentials will be major style options for everyone's closet. Over-the-Knee Boots Yes. Everyone will be wearing these boots as soon as the weather changes. Over-the-knee flat boots, heel boots, and wedges will be everywhere sooner than you know it. I love these that I actually snagged from Target. I'm on the hunt for a flat pair soon. Khaki Trench Coat This … [Read more...]

At Home Teeth Whitening Review – Smile Brilliant

Smile Brilliant Kit

If you remember this post, you know I'm a stickler for oral care. I change my toothbrush very often and I'm usually at the dentist more than often. I've tried all kind of whitening products but never committed to one that did the job. Smile Brilliant sent me their at home teeth whitening kit to try and I happily obliged. The kit came in this beautiful box filled with instructions, materials to make the molds, and the whitening gel. Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening … [Read more...]

Best Makeup Tips for Allergy Sufferers

Allergy Makeup Tip

I wouldn't wish allergies on anyone. Not even my worst enemy. It sucks. It's nasty and I hate it. But that's how God made me so I've learned to manage it. When I don't manage it or use preventatives like I'm supposed to is when the problems starts. I've had allergies ALL of my life have dealt with a runny nose, runny eyes, and a hard time breathing. Which you can imagine affects my makeup. I spend so long with foundation, concealer, eye shadow, eye liner, and lipstick that it's a complete waste … [Read more...]