Monday, November 26, 2012

Kindle Fire & $40 Amazon Giftcard

<With the holidays approaching I thought it would only be right to offer you lovely ladies a nice giveaway!  KellymMonroe has teamed up with the below blogs to bring you this awesome Kindle Fire & Amazon giftcard giveaway!>
Delightfully has teamed up with Happy Mothering and Green Moms Media to bring you a giveaway of a Kindle Fire and $40 Amazon Gift Card to spread the word about their new virtual gift-wrap service!
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  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • The ability to stream instant videos and access the lending library for Amazon Prime Members
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Monday, November 19, 2012

ATL Shawty

Good Morning! I just wanted to stop in with a quick post of one of my looks from this past weekend. This weekend I ventured out to Montgomery, AL and Atlanta, GA with my cousins. We started our weekend off by supporting my cousin in her photo shoot for her up and coming modeling company. After the shoot we left for Atlanta where we enjoyed plenty of good food and "entertainment" lol. Overall I had a great time and cant wait to go back in a few months!
The Look...
This is not the first time you are seeing these bad babies! I wore this jeans  a few months ago here in the pink matter post!
The Rundown:
Lace Top-Ross
Leopard Jeans-Lane Bryant
Nude Pumps-Torrid
I hope everyone has a fabulous week!
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Casual Attractions: Cool Blue

Finally, a new post for the "Casual Attraction" section!  I wore this fit' the other day to run errands and have lunch with my pudd Shayla.  I got a lot of compliments on these jeans from both young and old lol.  An older lady told me, "baby those jeans are hanging on you"!  Yes gawd they were lol. 

I love colored denim they can add a pop of color to any outfit as well as be the focal point.  Along with that, they can be dressed up or down.  I decided to dress mine down since I was just wanted to run some errands.  I would dress them up by changing the boot to a pump and changing my belt choice (thats BJ's belt, I couldnt find mine lol). 

Leopard Jacket-FashiontoFigure
Blue Skinnies-The Limited

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

Since I'm a blogger extraordinaire, I was specially selected to receive the Beauty Blogger VoxBox!  I was sent a box full of products to sample and review.  Some of the products I choose not to review and I will give reasons why as I mention them.
Beauty VoxBox 2012

The Review
Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream $6.00 (Full size 4 oz.)
-Fights out of control hair and reduces styling time with coconut & silk extracts
-I did not review this product because my hair is currently straightened.  I do however plan on using it in the near future and will review it then.
-Will boost your mood, focus, and immunity with natural ingredients and no crash.
-I did not review this product based on the warning label
Goody Simply Styles Spin Pin $7.29
-Allows you to easily achieve three chic updo styles: undone bun, side bun, or double bun!
-I did not review this product for the same reasons I gave for the first mention product.  I do plan on trying it and will review it as well.
Bath & Body Works Mini Candles $3.50
-Mini but Mighty!  It provides an amazing fragrance experience!
-I love anything that smells good and I'm a avid shopper of Bath & Body Works! I actually love these mini candles because they are budget friendly, so I'm able to purchase a few different fragrances in one purchase.  I was sent the White Barn Nutmeg and Spice Mini Candle! It smelled so nice like Thanksgiving and Christmas pies!
NYC New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact $4.99
-This all-in-one compact comes with everything you need for a complete eye look.
-This was my first product from NYC and it was actually a good product.  After following the handy dandy direction on back of the compact I was left with a fierce grey smoky eye (sorry no pictures).  I would definitely recommend this compact for out-of-town trips since it is equipped with everything you need to create a quick I look.
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit $ 5.99
***My Favorite Product in the box!***
-This eyelash starter kit comes complete with eyelashes, adhesive, and applicator.
-I love this product!  I have been wanting for years to try putting on my own eyelashes!  I was extremely nervous about trying the product because I didn't want to glue my eye shut.  To my surprise the application was quite easy and simple. The pink applicator tool allowed me to place the lashes directly on my lash line and the glue dried immediately. The glue did not irritate my eyes and they lasted for a good 8 hours (the latex glue has a 24-hour hold) before I took them off.  The removal process was easy, I just pulled them off being careful not to pull my own natural lashes.  I was so hooked that I went and purchased more lashes to play around with.  I would definitely recommend this product for beginners like myself!
 The picture on the right is the Kiss Lashes and the picture on the right is BSS lashes that were applied with the Kiss Kit!


Blogger Secret Santa


It's that time of year again! For those of you that may not know, last year I participated in the Blogger Secret Santa hosted Kourtney of CheapChicandCurvy. This year I will be collaborating with her. Each year we plan on making this something bigger and better!

We believe this is great way for us ladies to get to know each other and to have fun as well. If you are interested in participating please include the following in an email to

1) Name

2) Blog Name

3) Wish List

We will need more information as the time draws near to conduct the

actual exchange.

We will CLOSE this invitation on November 30th at 12 a.m.

Also, the maximum dollar amount is $30. If there's an issue with this

amount please send a email letting me know.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please email me at

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


This look was inspired by Alicia Keys during her performance on BET's Black Girls Rock!  From the moment I say her come on stage I knew I had to recreate this look.  The first thing to pop in my head was a pair of tuxedo pants that I purchased from Dorothy Perkins last year sometime.  The rest of the outfit just fell in place, vest check and killa shoe check check!
Alicia Keys open performance on Black Girls Rock!

I decided to wear this look on my lunch date with my boothang Jessica!  She is working on her camera skills and I love being her muse! She takes great shoots.  We had lunch at Buck's Pizza using on of my many Groupons lol.  That is Buck's Pizza behind me on the corner!

Alabama wind and humidity causes my tresses to frizz horrible! Ugh

The moment I realized I set in an ant bed! lol

Vest-Lane Bryant
Tuxedo Pants-Dorothy Perkins
Leopard Heels-Target

I found a new location to take pictures!

FOTD (Old Hollywood Glam)
Lips-Ruby Woo by MAC

Chef Salad! Bomb!

We decided to try the conecuh sausage pizza!  If you aren't from the south then you probably don't know what a Conecuh Sausage is but it is only the best sausage in the world!  Its actually produced in Conecuh, Alabama!  In the south we pretty much use it in dishes such as jambalaya, red beans and rices or for breakfast with grits!  Now its a pizza topping, gotta love the south!


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Monday, November 5, 2012

House Party!

I know y'all jammin now lol.  I went to a house party for one of BJ's cousin.  The party was to celebrate her 30th birthday!  I had a nice time overall laughing at the drunk people dance and BJ being on eggshells around his ex girlfriends! Yes, plural ex girlfriends it was at least 3 of them there lol.  Here is what I wore and I know I usually give y'all umpteen pictures but my camera was trippin! BJ took 2 pictures of me and quit lol.

I will be doing a natural hair update soon.  Speaking of hair it was so hot OMG, my hair was in a ponytail before we left!

Peplum Top-ASOS
Jeans-Lane Bryant

The winner of the Happy 1st birthday giveaway is Carissa G.

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Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by two lovely bloggers, Sincere Coco of Sincerely Coco and Dionne of SupersizeMyFashion. 
 Thanks for the nomination ladies!

 11 Facts about Me
- Ya'll probably already know by now but for my new followers, I love CUPCAKES!
-BJ actually has my name tatted with a cupcake on his ankle lol
-I well have my Master's next year!
-I like crunchy peanut butter but I dont like peanuts lol
-Samething with raisins, I only eat them in bread pudding and oatmeal.
-I love me some Wale but I heard he took some heffa to paris! #ThatsdatishIdontlike
- I love to read!
-I also love to color lol im such a kid!
-Im thinking about giving up beef.
-Im very silly and I love to laugh.
- I a huge David Ruffin fan lol
Sincere CoCo Questions

  1. How long have you been blogging?  A little over a year
  2. Who is favorite music artist/group?  This hard umm Jill Scott if I had to name one.
  3. What do you do during your free time(besides blogging)?  Work and School
  4. Mac or PC? PC but I want a Mac badly lol
  5. Where in the world would you love to travel one day? Paris
  6. Cat or Dog? Dog
  7. What's your favorite television show(s)? Criminal Minds
  8. How would you describe your style? It depends on my mood so I guess MOODY lol
  9. What celebrity(or famous blogger's) closet would you love to raid? Nadia Aboulhosn
  10. Where's your favorite place to shop? Forever 21
  11. If you won the lotto, what would you spend it on? Clothes, duh lol I would invest and save as well.
Dionne's Questions
 1. What inspired you to start your own blog? It was basically a hobby, something to do in my free time now it takes up all of my time lol

  2. What are your favorite places to shop? Forever 21

3. What's your guilty pleasure? Cupcakes

4. When getting dressed, is there an item you built the rest of your outfit around? If so, what is it? My hair

  5. What do you usually wear on your day off, around the house? Sweatpants and a tank top

6. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Sleep!

 7. Single, in love, engaged or married? In love, awwww

 8. What's your favorite movie? Belly

9. Is there a saying or phrase you live by? If so, what is it? I have drawn a complete blank lol

10. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? Wealth because the struggle is real, world peace and all student loans will be forgiven

  11. If you had the opportunity to style a celebrity (female), who would you style? Gabby Sidibe because her stylist is so one dimensional and blah!

I nominate
Sincerely, Renay
Gold'n Glitters
Beauty Offered through Luxurious Designs
Diary of a Spoiled Diva
I Said I was Amazing
Lashes and Stilettos
Cheap Chic and Curvy
Buy Any Means Necessary

Questions for the Nominees
1.  Favorite genera of music?
2. Any hidden talents?
3.  Pet Peeves?
4. Biggie or Pac
5. Lipstick or Lipgloss
6.  What is your most embrassing moment?
7.  If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
8.  Guilty pleasure?
9.  Why did you start your blog?
10. What bloggers inspire you?
11.  Did you vote?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Feature

I am the November feature over at beautyluxuriousdesigns! Go over and checkout what I had to say about fashion and what it means to me!  Thank you Crystal for featuring me and the kind words!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

This or That? Makeup Tag

This tag is long ovedue smh.  I was tagged by the lovely Miss Dre of SoSheWrites.  So lets jump into it...
Blush or Bronzer? I love blush! I have chubby cheeks so I love enhancing them with color.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?  This a hard one! I love them both equally.

Chapstick or Lip Butter? Is lip balm the same as lip butter? I have this MAC lip butter that I love but I also like my EOS chapstick.

Matte or Sparkle Eye Shadow?  If I had to choose it would be matte, I love the old hollywood glam of a matte finish.

Gel, Liquid, Cream, or Pencil Eyeliner? Im currently obsessed with my E.L.F. cream liner.

Foundation or Concealer? I dont wear foundation so definatley concealer.  I love playing around with them when highlighting.

Liquid or Powder Foundation? Neither

Neutral or Statement Eyes? I love a statement eye, well it depends on what Im wearing.

Pressed or Loose Shadows? Im leaning more towards pressed even though I like loose shadows as well.

Waterproof or Non Waterproof? Waterproof even though that stuff is hard to get off lol.

Brushes, Sponges or Fingers? All 3 lol but I dont use my fingers as much these days.

Powder, Cream, or Liquid Highlighter? Powder, I usually use a light gold bronzer. A little goes along way.
Setting Powder-Zara
Lips-Victoria Secret LE "It Girl" with MAC lipgloss in "Bountiful" on top

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**In the meantime check out my contribution post for L4L Here and My Urban Access Here