Bare With Me

Every time I get ready to work on this blog I have all these big ideas for what I want it to look like and what I want it to be and how I want it to grow.

However, I always end up stopping and walking away when something doesn’t quite end up how I want it to be. Not as if I don’t want to do it, but because the vision isn’t coming together.

I’m at the point now that I understand it’s more important to just put the content out there and allow Bella Sevyn to just grow organically.

I want to be able to share things I’m passionate about when it comes to makeup and beauty. But that’s really not the end game…

I really want to help other people grow. Whether that’s helping another Entrepreneur grow their beauty/makeup/fashion brand. I want to help people find products that they’ll love and enjoy using. I want to be honest about things that affect and effect Women of Color in the beauty community. I don’t just want to be limited to reviews, but I want to review products that help consumers make better choices based on what will actually work for them.

All I ask of you guys is to bear with me…

Bear with me as I figure this out and reach out to me if you have ideas you think I should do or what you would like to see from this blog. I definitely have a lot of ideas and reviews coming soon.

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I love you all,


M.A.C Select


Just a quick F.Y.I. for all my beauty lovers out there. If you sign up for M.A.C. select you can get 25% off your order until Dec. 4th. site wide and in store. There are a few exclusions that I will list below. That makes the $6 dollar single eye shadow pans $4.50!!!

And just to add a quick tip: If you like an eye shadow color and it has a blush counterpart, buy the blush. That way you get more bang more for your buck (i.e. Film Noir). The blushes normally run for $23 but with 25% off that makes them $17.50, but keep in mind you are using this as an eye shadow and a blush. It will literally last forever. I have yet to make a dent in the blushes I double as eye shadows.

*Offer valid through December 4, 2016 for M·A·C Select members only. No offer code needed. Members must be logged into their online account for the discount to apply. In-store offer is only available in M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated stores in the US/Canada (excluding Massachusetts stores). Special gift available in-store only while supplies last and may vary from store to store. Online and in-store offers may only be redeemed once per member. Only one offer code per online order. Not applicable to MAC Pro members or Estee Lauder Companies employees. Offer does not include the purchase of special deco-packaged products, select products including but not limited to Limited Life and Sized to Go, Nutcracker Sweet kits, eGift Cards/Gift Cards, Sized to Go products, Makeup Services, select professional products and VIVA GLAM, Goodbyes, sales tax, shipping and handling, items noted as not eligible, items that are not in stock at the time of purchase, pending purchases or purchases made prior to the start of the offer or after the offer ends. Offer applies to authorized purchases only. Only authorized orders will be processed and shipped. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion at any time. Products provided at no charge cannot be returned or exchanged. Other restrictions may apply. 

My open letter to Neutrogena ( and any other cosmetic company that ignores WOC)

So I recently got a coupon from Neutrogena and shared this email I sent to my them with my mom. I deleted this post because since sending this email, Neutrogena has expanded their line to cater to deeper shades. However, I wanted to repost this not just as an open later to Neutrogena but to other cosmetic lines that still do not cater to WOC. The pure frustration of shopping at the drugstore and the feelings of being marginalized are real and justifiable. I feel as though we are charged a premium because in order to find a shade that really works we have to shop at department and specialized beauty stores like Ulta and Sephora. Also I reposted it because honestly, it needs to be said.

I don’t think I have ever written to a company to complain. I’m generally not the type of person to express my feelings or concerns about products with a company. I just choose to buy or not buy. I feel that the power of the dollar speaks volume. However, I am at the point that I’m just frustrated with your company. Not necessarily you, the person who will be reading this email, but just the company in general.

For years I have wanted to try a Neutrogena foundation only to see that there are not shades for women with deeper complexions. I have watched countless ads on television displaying your round, yet beautiful in their own simplistic way little bottles dance across the screen; wondering if there was a shade for me. Only to be disappointed when I finally made my trek to the drugstore to see yet again there was not a foundation in my color. At this point I feel as though you are purposely tainting me. As though you know that you do not make a foundation in my shade and you just don’t care.

The way I see it is my dollar means nothing to you. The problem I have is that your company is one of the few companies at the drugstore that creates fragrance free and pretty good UVA protection products. None of which I have ever bought. Nor will I be purchasing until I see a product that is catered to a woman with a deeper skin complexion than Tan. Really? Tan is the best you could do?

Do you understand how it feels to be left out? Do you even get how disheartening it is to know that you can’t find what you need at the drugstore? It’s like being the kid that always gets picked last. Or better yet being the kid that never gets picked at all seeing, as though you guy don’t even try. Yet, you have a picture of dark skin woman on your website under shade finder but not one foundation shade that fits her. Why even have her picture there?

It’s bad enough other companies just randomly throw a dark shade in the mix. I figured it was just to shut us up so we wouldn’t complain and say they don’t make shades in our color range. It’s bad enough most companies don’t even take the time to develop shades to fit our undertones. No two dark skin women are made a like. There is absolutely no way one foundation could fit both of us if our undertones are different.

See I have heard great things about Neutrogena. I have been recommended several Neutrogena products for my combination yet overly sensitive to facial cleaners skin. I have wanted to try Neutrogena for years. Not only to satisfy my need to try new products, but hoping that I could find a cheaper alternative to my more pricey skin care routine.  However, every time I want to, I find myself being reminded “but they don’t even make cosmetics for people that look like you. Why waste time and money on a brand that doesn’t even have YOU in mind as a consumer?” and I decide against it.

Just answer this one question; in the near future, will you be offering more women of color cosmetics products in your line or no? Seeing as studies have shown that Black women tend to be the decision makers for the household when it comes to purchases and we out spend other ethnicities on hair and beauty products; I would assume you, yes you Neutrogena, would have figured out how to market to us by now. I guess not.

I’m sure no one who works for Neutrogena will ever see this post from a little blog like mine but I felt it was time it need to be said.



E.L.F Moving Sale


Photo credit E.L.F

So if you’re not familiar with E.L.F (eyes, lips, face), it’s a really affordable cosmetic line that offers makeup and skin care products. They are currently holding a Moving Sale on a lot of their products. I’m a fan of their bronzers, blushes (studio and mineral), and lipsticks. A lot of products are going for a $1 each so I would definitely recommend checking it out.

You can check out the sale page Elf moving sale.

Revamping Site

Bella Sevyn is currently under construction. I’m currently revamping the site in order to give you guys the best content possible and make this a platform for sharing all beauty related things. It will be finished soon and thanks love for stopping by.

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