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October Obsessions

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
This October has been a world wind of events of me. What started as an easy breeze into Fall into turn into a hurricane of work, family emergencies and other foolishness.  Seriously though, there was a hurricane, but that is another story. For now, Let's talk about my October obsessions when is come to my self-care.


Kiss Nails and Lash Kit from Influenster

I am a long time fan of Kiss Nails.  This may be on the only brand I prefer to use when I'm rocking my nails. The construction of the nails is pretty realistic. I've had people admire what they thought was my real nails many times. Plus, they take on color so well, and you can change up the style anytime.  I received two set a fancy pair with sequins and other colors, and a bold fall set perfect for wrapping your hands around a cup of pumpkin spice coffee.


Another excellent Kiss product I received from Influenster was the new Lash Couture Triple Push-Up Lashes. This triple layer lash design marries beauty and technology, as it delivers a three lash design in one strip for dimensional lift & high-impact effect.  Talk about POW POW! And while I don't do lashes, I've thought about experimenting to see if I could wear them with my glasses.
Have you tried the nails of lashes?  Do you have some helpful tips for me when come to lash application?  Let me know.


If you are looking for a great way to try beauty products and build your review skills, try Influenster!

Curl Up with Ouidad!

Ouidad is the original curl expert with one iconic idea: let curls be curls.  Ouidad products are formulated with high-quality ingredients for healthy, hydrated hair.  I had the great pleasure of experiencing the new Vital Curl System. Specially designed to help curly hair look its best.

The Vital Curl system preserves and protects your curls' delicate moisture balance. The Ouidad VitalCurl system is specifically formulated for perfect curls, this hydrating system gently cleanses and nourishes the hair while rebalancing pH levels for optimal curl health. For best results, use the entire system. Its partner product, the Ouidad VitalCurl Balancing Rinse Conditioner for classic curls.


Now while I am a big fan of the most Ouidad system, this was not a favorite of my kinky curls. But it did do something magical with my 3c beach wave wig.  I highly recommend it for my 3B and 3C girls.

Ready to try the Ouidad system? Here you go.



Face First

The next few items on my obsession list for self-care are skincare finds. A couple of weeks ago I took a trip through TJ Maxx and discovered some pretty serious skin finds. Rata & Co., a New Zealand Naturals skincare brand, established and based in Christchurch, New Zealand creates skincare products of natural ingredients and is distributed around the world. While they are not in all the mainstream stores, they continue to grow in popularity.

I picked up the Chia Seed facial oil and Rose Hip Facial serum. Let talk about the magical goodness of the Chia Seed situation. Made with Chia Seed Oil, Avocado Oil and Coconut Oil this high in fatty acids and Omega-3 and Omega-6 face oil is full of all types of goodies for the skin.
And when combined with the Rosehip Oil...Chile...heaven.

Speaking of heavenly serums.  I took the liberty of sharing some of my other favorites below.



Another item I love to treat my face to is the L'OREAL facial mask.  I'm currently enjoying the PURE-CLAY Detox & Brighten Cleanser and the PURE-SUGAR Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub.  This was the perfect skin treatment after my cruise with The Curvy Fashionista.  Have you seen the recap to our cruise adventure?  Check it out here.  Do you use masks?  What is your favorite type? What do you use it for?

Check out my favorite L'oreal mask below and tell me what you think.


Since we are talking about skincare, let chat a min about the Azure 24K Gold Sparkling Firming Mask. This treatment provides your skin with a healthy glow, helping restore vital moisture and elasticity to your skin. This formula helps to remove a build-up of oils, dirt, dead skin cells, and impurities leaving the skin fresh, rejuvenated, illuminance and even-toned skin. Get your mask here.


Let's Talk about Gold Goodies

Last, but definitely not least, we're talking about these golden goodies.  I'm obsessing over are these earrings from Trutogs.com.  This mission-driven company founded by husband and wife, Anita and Bob Winter, sets out to accomplish two goals: Opening up the global marketplace to craftsmen and artisans often in remote locations around the world and the US. That may suffer under extreme poverty and are at risk of exploitation. Bringing their quality handmade products to eCommerce markets empowers them economically enabling them to provide a better quality of life and to protect their families.



And using the profits to support young missionaries who invest their lives in ministering the gospel to people of all nations. Youth with a Mission, ywam.org, is located in over 180 countries.
I received two beautiful pieces and though it was such an honor to be asked to try these piece.
To find out more about this beautiful company and the pieces they have got to www.trutogs.com.


Well, That's it for my October Obsessions!!  Getting back into this blogging thing and looking add more product reviews to my resume. Let me know if there is a product you want me to try or questions about my skincare routine.

See you later!

The Perfect Dress- My Just Fab Look

Monday, August 20, 2018
Hey Girl Hey!

With summer coming for our edges and trying to find something to wear to beat the heat can be a bit of a struggle.  I've been living the life of midi dresses and sandal all summer. Mainly because the heat in the south is just flat out disrespectful and I have to spend 70% of my time out and about town on appointment calls. But when the weekend hits, I'm all about a relaxing look that mimics a getaway ensemble.   This is where I must share my love for this go-to summer midi dress from Just Fab.


Seriously just because you have to work in the heat doesn't mean your fashion has to suffer. In fact, I find easy midi dresses to be the best fit for summer.


Now, of course, there are some challenges to this summer favorite like work appropriate looks,  the length vs. height dilemma or just getting the right one for your body. Some shoulder vs. A lot of shoulders. Even if you’re vertically challenged and your hems tend to drag on the ground, or you’re uber-tall and they hit above your ankles, the midi length works for everyone! Check out my pick from Just fab and some others that made the cut!



Have you checked out JustFab yet? I'm totally obsessed and I know you will be too! They've got hundreds of styles from shoes and clothing to handbags and more. Plus, you'll get a sweet deal on your first purchase—and when you buy something, I'll save a little too. (Thanks in advance!) Not that you need an excuse to shop, but there's always new stuff arriving—so you better get your faves while you can!

Here is my invite and let me know what you think!!


And don't forget your accessories!





Trend To Try: Athleisure from Simply be

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Let's talk about "Athleisure". You've seen it everywhere, even if you didn't know the name for it.  Athleisure is a chic, stylish spin to the comfy athletic wear. It's the type of look you would find yourself rocking on Saturday morning running your errands for the weekend.  Well, that is at least what I call it. I also have to admit, I've been a little behind on some trends but I'm always game to try something new. So when Simply Be reached out to me to try something from their Athleisure collection, I didn't hesitate.



I decided to satisfy my love affair with jumpsuits and try the PRETTY SECRETS KNITTED BARDOT JUMPSUIT.  And if you follow me on IG, you know I had an instant B-girl attitude.  Hence the bun and Pumas Clyde Sneakers.



This cute jumpsuit is made for the "Chill" days.  The material is perfect for the fall-spring weather, think fall food festive or early season football game.



The Simply Be Athleisure collection carries everything from sneakers and jogging sets to leggings and sweatshirts. The perfect that looks as if you just came from the gym without the sweat, of course.



So, if you're curious to give the trend a try and check out the entire athleisure collection from Simplybe.com.  And if you rock this trend already what is your favorite combination?


Now Trending: Puffy Sleeve Tops

Saturday, May 12, 2018

I really love the southern charm of the gingham.  It's like the sign of summer to me. Time for picnics, rooftop day parties and long summer nights, which was the first thing I thought of with this look.





Every now and then a popular fashion trend floats my way and has me all up in arms. And in the case of dramatic puff sleeves, I'm literally up in arms and loving this ultra-feminine vibe.  Right now, it's all about the dramatic puff sleeve. This flirtatious style is everywhere and for all body types. I think this is one of the reasons why I dig it so much.  And while it's available almost everywhere, I found my dramatic puffy sleeve wrap top at It's Fashion Metro.  



It's Fashion Metro has to be one of my favorite places to get fast fashion pieces that won't break the bank but carries tons of styles. They are all over the United States and did I mention how affordable they are? Like $20 buck for this one.  


 I decided to go play with the pattern on this one.  Polka dots and gingham accessories just seem like a good mix for spring or summer.  The bag was an old find from Lane Bryant and the shoes are from Belk's. The distressed jeans have just become one of my weekend favorites, the fit is good and they actually get tight at my ankles unlike countless other I've tried.  

This look is a fun look you can go to brunch with your mom or attend a rooftop day party with your girls.   Maybe even a summer date night with you bae.  So if you are looking for a really cute top, I strongly suggest giving this a try,  And you can't locate a It's Fashion, check out the ones I found online. 

Now Trending: Puffy Sleeve Tops





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