Unboxing @MyEbonyBox|| November Edition

Unboxing @MyEbonyBox|| November Edition

Hi everyone,

I hope this post finds you well!

After their first birthday, My Ebony Box got a face lift and it looks smashing. MEB truly glossed up. When they emailed me the new look of the box, all I could think was “yassss! Go on queen!”

Here have a look out the new box (new year, new me)

Now, what’s in there…? Well, using the words of the founder herself “it’s all Scrub up and Glam”

1- Bath moments Body Polisher- Vale Mill £1.50

To scrub the dead skin awaaaaaaaaay! I have not used one of those in ages. I normally go for the exfoliating gloves from Primark. Back to basic I guess!

2- Nylah peppermint and jojoba soap- sample

I now have a nice collection of soap off of MEB and this one genuinely smells like a mint sweet. Nylah will be launching this soap over the festive season so don’t forget to get your own!

3- Natur Boutique Organic Moringa tea- sample

I found out about moringa last summer and didn’t know you could get tea version. Can’t wait to try that!

4- “Life is Beautiful” bus pass/ card holder -myebonybox- £2.50

Too bad I don’t have an oyster or any bus pass so I will use it for other cards!

I love the artwork and the reminder that despite all, life is indeed beautiful!

5- Sleek Matte me rioja red £4.99

I have a couple of these Matte me liquid lipsticks by sleek. They are decent so a new one to add to my collection. A red one on top of that… glory!

6- Unicorn fan blusher brush -amazon £2.00

That is well cute… although I have not worn blush in MONTHS because of highligher! Again, time to get back to basic, right

7- Sleek pomegranate blush £4.99

See previous point.

Also, I have 2 of these blushes (a bright pink and an orange one) and this is a colour I would not have thought of buying myself but this looks like a colour one could wear everyday!

8- Queening artwork by Draw Me Close aka DMC

IssaGrowingArtCollection- when I move into my flat/ house, it’s about to be bomb!

It’s beautiful isn’t it?!

9- 24Ten Queen choker – £12

Last but not least, a Queen choker for the choker queen!! ayeeeeeee! Whilst typing this post,  I realised that you can wear both sides -the “leathery Queen side” or the suede-ish plain side.

Two in one… IssaWin!

Over £28 worth in that little babe! Get yours! Seriously!

I wil be reviewing September’s and October’s boxes soon despite the fact I did not do an unboxing for the September one.

Hope you enjoyed the read. Click “like” if you did and don’t forget to “follow” to get notified of the new posts on the blog.

Be blessed and be empowered, always.


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“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”- Romans 8:31


Unboxing @MyEbonyBox #7 || August Edition

Hello there!

​August is almost over so you KNOW that my box is here and has been here but… I was not. I travelled so I was not home when it arrived.

I’m sure you’ve seen the content on instagram or twitter but here is my unboxing post and my first impression

1- Queen Mason Jar- My Ebony Box

RRP: £10

If I tell you I’m a big fan of Mason jars, you may nor believe me so see for yourself below!

Yes I own … already BUT this one pretty much has my name on it!! Like come on! How cool will I look having a smoothie or a juice in this jar? huh?

I’m waiting!


2- Queening notebook and pencil- My Ebony Box

RRP: £6

I’m a stationery lover and buy loads of notebooks that I don’t use… I’m working on it. Please don’t judge me.

I had heart eyes when I saw these two and you can’t tell me NO-THING! Look how cute they are!!!! LOOK!


3- Pink travel/ shopping bag- My Ebony Box

RRP: £8

I’m not sure as to how much I actually like pink BUT this makes a good back to school/ work item for me because I carry a lot of stuff from school to home and back.

I think I will leave this in my car just in case I need it. #Adulting

4- Soap Trio- NaturalSoapByDesign

RRP: £2

These three made the box smell almost like Lush…. in a good way.

I have been sniffing them trying to work out which is which but no success. Sorry guys.

Just know that they actually smell nice. Really.


I’m going to check their website to find out because I won’t use them until I do.


5- Coconut Oil – Vita Coco

RRP £2.99

Having coconut on the go because how else can you show you’re an adult, right? I have done it before but this pot is slightly bigger that the one I used to have.

Whatever we say, coconut oil is a very good one that you can always use.



6- Lemon ChinChin- Real African Food

RRP: £1

Alright! Here is the food y’all!! It’s funny because I have a love/ hate relationship with chinchin.

I which I had the vanilla one instead of lemon but it’s the small pack of 70g so it will be finished in no time.


7- Sleek foundation kit palette_ Test your shade- Sleek 

RRP: £4.99

I’ve been eyeing Sleek’ Crème to powder foundations for the longest but never made up my mind. This is a tester palette with 5 different shades! I will have a play with these and see if it would work for me.

I will use the lightest ones to conceal and the darkest to contour I guess… We will see!






8- Digital art of MEB’s founder (Jenaitre)-

Queen and Boss Lady 👑👸🏾

And this my dear was the full content of my box for this month! July’s review is coming before the month actually ends! Stay tuned!

Funnily enough, the leaflet mentioned carnival but I don’t really do carnival but this box felt more like a back to school to me. I have one last week before school starts that’s probably why I have this feeling.

Be empowered 👑👸🏾




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@MyEbonyBox review || May’s Edition

Good morning! How are you doing? Happy new month!

Just wanted to say a warm welcome to the new followers/ subscribers and thank for the love and support to everyone (old and new)

And it is here! I let June finish without the review of May’s box… sorry! I can barely believe that we’ve gone through half of 2017… just like that! I will be doing a big reflection and review of my life goals and accomplishments of the past 6 months!


Anyway, let’s see what has been used in May’s box

1- Gold eyeliner – Rimmel London RRP £4


Used and really liked the colour to be honest! I’m still working on my eyeliner skills and when I perfect it I will show you a look with this liner.

In terms of pigmentation, it is okay but it collected the colour of my foundation on my eyelids as I dragged it across them so I had to keep on “cleaning” the nib.

2- Exfoliating cleanser– bea skin care RRP £29

Not used yet… and I have no real reason to it- if I’m keeping it 100% real with you all.

3- Shea and coconut oil- Gro healthy RRP £4.49

Using it- This thing smells so nice it’s not even funny! I have not used it enough to actually review it

4- QUEEN make up/ pencil bag– My Ebony Box RRP £6

Used it a couple of time but I have a few pencil case/ makeup bags to use. Plus I really don’t want to ruin it in my work bag. I’ll used it during summer.

5- Scotch bonnet sauce sample- Tropical Paradise Preserves RRP £2

Using it! I didn’t use the pizza (?) recipe that came with cause I’m lame but definitely enjoying it. That I know!

6- Creamy whipped shea butter with precious oils- Aiko Naturals RRP £3.99

Used it and finished it. Low-key sad. Whipped shea butter is bomb because you can use it from the top of your hear to the sole of your feet! I need to get some more soon because #SupportBoB yaknow!

7- 2 Girls artwork postcard- Nicholle Kobi 

My set of frames is coming so nicely! I got the from Poundland but they do the job so YAY!

That’s it my people!

A new month. 31 new days to shine, to be empowered and to empower 👑✊🏿

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Thursday Three… it’s all about that base, ’bout that base!

Good morning to you!

How is your day going? Earlier last week, I was thinking about how it has been a long time I’ve posted a Thursday Three so I’m here to rectify that. Here are three product I have been loving and enjoying for the past weeks:

1- Fit Me by Maybelline in shade 360 Cocoa

Now, I know I have been swearing by my L’Oréal True Match but this foundation right here is just WORKING for me lately! As you may know, I have oily skin and tend to turn into a disco ball by the end of the day more time than never… and a sista don’t like it!

I was not sure about the colours at first but close my eyes and went for this one anyways and it totally fits me! YAY!!

The difference with the True Match is that this one seems to be more matte and to stay more matte much longer.


2-HD Studio Photogenic concealer by NYX in the shade CW08 Nutmeg

This one will almost come as a contradiction to the previous item. I use this concealer to avoid using foundation… the very one that I said I love!

Here’s the thing, I have been working on my skin and skincare lately: I stopped eating chocolate and peanut butter the way I used to because they break my skin out which leaves my skin with VERY dark spots.

Tea tree oil, lemon oil, regular exfoliation and all this fun stuff have been my thing lately and the result is there. My skin IS getting clearer. Hence why I don’t use foundation as before. Yay for me!


3- Pro conceal HD corrector by L.A . Girl in GC990- orange

Talking about my very dark spots, here is the corrector to it!! It’s all about blending it in then conceal! When I apply myself, my skin comes out near spotless. I got this from lustre cosmetics some months back but I didn’t really know how to use it properly.

And that’s all for this TT! Hope you enjoyed it!

Be blessed and be empowered, always. 👑👸🏾


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Unboxing @MyEbonyBox #4||May’s Edition

Unboxing @MyEbonyBox #4||May’s Edition

Hello there!

A new month, a new box! My box got here on Thursday with a new set of goodies.

Let us have a look at it all.

We still have the classy and classic black box.

1- Gold eyeliner – Rimmel London RRP £4

My kinda eyeliner to be honest. I used to love coloured eyeliners but for some reason we drifted apart. This right here is motivation. Watch out for the makeup look post…

I could not find it on Rimmel’s website but here is a link to it on amazon

2- Exfoliating cleanser– bea skin care RRP £29

This is the second part for the bea duo promised last month. i am now ready to use the konjac sponges. Also it is a full size product so yay!

3- Shea and coconut oil- Gro healthy RRP £4.49

I have grown fonder of this brand thanks to My Ebony Box, although buying any of their product is a hassle- especially for me living in Bournemouth *sigh*

Anyways, oil is alway needed for my natural hair. Since I am trying to grow it out, I’m going to work out on a good but simple regimen to see how much it helps.

4- QUEEN make up/ pencil bag– My Ebony Box RRP £6

😍😍👸🏾👑- That’s all I have to say!! #Highness

5- Scotch bonnet sauce sample- Tropical Paradise Preserves RRP £2

When I say this item, all I could think of was Beyoncé’s lyrics: “I’ve to hot sauce in my bag…”

Okay, I know she was not talking about literal hot sauce but in my case, it applies so we’re gonna roll with it :)-  Their FB page is here.  (That’s the first time I cannot eat the edible item whilst typing the unboxing post… sad)

6- Creamy whipped shea butter with precious oils- Aiko Naturals RRP £3.99

I used to do my own whipped shea butters so it is nice to go back to something that I know and that is practical and easy to use everyday.

7- 2 Girls artwork postcard- Nicholle Kobi 

More art!! I now can’t wait to move in my own house where I can really display all the beautiful melanin filled art that I have been receiving. I really wish I knew how to draw sometimes…

Also, I just checked her website and Nicholle is French so it’s like automatic love lol

The box’s content amounts to £49 that is almost the price I pay for THREE boxes. A big win if you ever ask me!! This is very profitable so if you are looking for a subscription box, I would definitely recommend this one.

I have some exciting news to share with you guys. I shall do it this week. If you follow me on snapchat (@mlle_mara) or instagram (@highnessempowershighness), you are aware of it all.

So follow me there not to miss out!!

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There is greatness in you, Highness👸🏾👑✊🏿

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Back and Front and Black and White || #WhatIWoreToChurch

“I’ve been looking at your shirt and your front looks like your front but your back looks like your front too… what’s that about?”

Well…. that’s my shirt!


I am posing and directing the pictures at the same time…




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Zara did me well. I got this shirt for a tenner or just under. I was not 100% sure of it when I took it from the rail but I love me a white top so I told myself that I would try it home to see what it really looks like on.

To put it simply, I’m glad I took it in the end.

Usually, when I get clothes from Zara, I really feel like someone that has her life together.

Top: Zara

Jeans: H&M

Shoes: New Look

Although or because I wore all black and white, I decided to wear my colour on my face. Check the post on my makeup here 💜


And that is it for me for today. Hope you had an amazing start of the week. Much love and empowerment to you all💜👑✊🏿👸🏾


SundayFace: shades of purple 🔮💜

SundayFace: shades of purple 🔮💜

Happy Sunday all!

It is still Sunday at the time I am writing this. I hope you had a great day and that you rested if you were not working/ after church or work or whatever you do on Sundays.


Now, I don’t know if that’s a “don’t” but I sure did it! I went for 2 shades of purple today on my face. Purple and mauve to be exact. I was wearing black and white or I though “why not?!”


I always find it weird to take makeup pictures because I feel like the camera is SOOOOOO close to my face which feels quite weird.

Also, I feel like you can see everything that is wrong with my face- I am working ont hat one. I have changed a few things in my skincare routine (see my Menarche haul post) and I have some new products in my makeup collection that I use: my skin IS getting better by the day so YAY for that.


Mauve smokey attempt


Lips: NYX 


I used 2 NYX products for the lips. Around/ outside I have: liquid suede cream lipstick in the colour Amethyst (10) and, in the middle, I went for the soft matte lip cream in the colour London (04)


A better picture 🙂


Purple is commonly linked to royalty and nobility… what not to like I want to ask!


Have an amazing week ahead all. Be blessed and be empowered 👑💜✊🏿👸🏾