Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Products Used: Tresemme Naturals Conditioner Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditoner Repair Cream Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie One'n Only Argan Oil
Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday has once again graced us with a fresh start for the new week. I started mine off with an amazing workout this morning. It actually was one of the best workouts I have done this summer. I learned some new strength training techniques that I incorporated in my routine from a trainer who gave me a free personal training session last week. I believed the free session was used as a marketing strategy to try gain a new client out of me. Little did he know my budget had no room for him and the ridiculously over priced personal training package. I am grateful for the short lived experience, however. His time certainly did not go to waste. I soaked up every bit of that workout and now its going to help me get the body that constantly fantasize about before the B-I-G 30!!!!!!
I cannot believe I am turning 30. I don't feel like I look 30, my body feels better and stronger than it did in my teens and early 20's. I have exercising and good family genes to thank for that. However, I am more wiser and joyful. I am glad I am going into my 30's with some wisdom and a purpose. I don't really plan on doing much for my birthday. I will probably buy myself a cake and flowers and wear a gorgeous dress. I am going to keep it really simple this year. But you know I have to BLOG and VLOG ABOUT MY UNCONVENTIONAL 30TH BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE, RIGHT?!?
I didn't get a chance to blog about my last two birthdays. I am sooooo UPSET ABOUT IT!!! I will do like a throw back Thursday to my birthday celebrations some day soon.
After Eleven Blog. I discovered her awesome blog last week and I am already inspired by her posts. Her Cramer vs. Debt posts are informative but also straight to the point. I will be taking some tips from her for sure. Soooooo here we go again.
Disclaimer: I am also working on the organization of categories for my blog. I accidentally deleted the html code for the navigation menu bar that organizes my blog post into categories; and its been nothing but torture trying to figure out how to get the tabs back.
Monday, August 11, 2014
I want to post because I love it and because it is a creative outlet for me to express myself. Also I love looking at my pictures especially when I take really good ones. I am not naturally photogenic, I have been working on this for a long time now. And, I totally see my development. I don't mind inspiring people here and there, but I really just want to wear what I have in my closet during this season of my debt freedom plan. This will be a long season for me and it will put my gifts of personal style and creativity to use; in a such a way that I haven't really be familiar or comfortable with. I love to be of influence, but first and foremost I just want to have peace with what I am doing.
I run a blog and I am also a content creator for YouTube. These mediums take up a lot of my time and I refuse to be unhappy pursuing these projects. YouTube has already sucked me into the numbers game. I just want my blog to be a place where I don't have to worry about it. If people visit, than they visit. If they don't visit, then they don't. I am not doing any extra work to get attention. I am just going to be myself and document my life. I love my blog, but I feel like I can love it a lot more if I just treat it like my personal diary by which I carelessly left unintended for a few a hours for someone else to read.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Recently, I have made the decision to officially buckle down and achieve my hair goal of healthy hair which will then result in longer hair. I also want to be more comfortable and confident with my kinky curls. I find that the most important key to longer healthier hair is patience and hair productivity. I struggle with laziness when it comes to washing, styling and moisturizing my hair on a consistent basis. I am going to overcome this obstacle so I can see the fruits of my labor. I want you all to join me on my hair journey as I rededicate myself to this journey.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I have been on a roll with books and products these last two months. In June I read a book by Joel Olsteen called I Declare. The book featured 31 promises to speak over your life. Everyday I relied on these promises/affirmations to guide me through my day. The more committed I became to this book, the more I began anticipating my affirmations every morning. I noticed a lot of things shifting in my life for the GOOD. I became a more positive person and abundant opportunities were flowing into my life. I am so thankful to for the experience of reading this book. I would like to pay it forward with my review. Happy readings.....so what's your favorite self-improvement book for the month?
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The functionality of flats are amazing. I always feel so put together when I wear them. The older I get the less and less I apologize for wearing them. Sure, I would love to wear 4 inch heels everyday, but the reality is....THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE!!!!! I have not had one pair of high heels that didn't start agitating me after the first three hours. I wish Anna Wintour deemed them as fashion icon acceptable. When I first watched The Devil Wears Prada, I thought I was so LAME for wearing anything less than heels. My taste and ideas changed with maturity. For goodness sakes Anna Wintour is a multi-millionaire and has personal chaffeur.I would wear high heels every day. Until that day comes, I will definitely be sporting a stylish pair of flats every chance I get. Besides, a woman of true style can make any shoe look amazing.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
It took me a while to get past my teenage make-up offenders. It wasn't until I was 25 that I really learned the role that foundation and concealer played in a full face make-up look. However, I was still treading thin ice in the make-up DON'T S group home. It wasn't until I was 28 that I really learned how to get the best use out of my foundation and concealer. I attribute most of my education to the following:
- LONG HOURS OF STALKING YOUTUBE BEAUTY GURUS/INFLUENCERS
- WATCHING MY FRIEND, SHINNICE, APPLY HER MAKEUP EVERYTIME WE GOT PREPARED TO HAVE A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN. (WHICH BY THE WAY IS STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHEN I'M IN HER PRESENCE)
- PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
- TRIAL AND ERROR WITH DIFFERENT MAKE-UP BRANDS ( THIS IS HOW YOU LEARN WHAT WORKS THE BEST FOR YOUR SKIN AND COMPLEXION)
There is so much to learn about make-up and I am still learning as the days go by. But, I am totally up for the challenge.I have decided to create a Beginners Make-up Series. I want this series to fill in any gaps that you may have about the basic techniques of make-up application. I hope that my latest post and video inspires you to feel more confident when applying your foundation.
PRODUCTS USED FOR FACE ONLY:
PRIMER-HARD CANDY SHEER PEFERCTING PRIMER
FOUNDATION- MAYBELLINE FIT ME 360 IN MOCHA MOCHA
CONCEALER- MAYBELLINE FIT ME IN CAFE CAFE
FACE POWDER- COVERGIRL QUEEN PRESSED MATTE POWDER IN MEDIUM DEEP
BRUSHES: REAL TECHNIQUES BUFFING BRUSH
BEAUTY SPONGE- SOHO BEAUTY SPONGE
Monday, July 7, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
I am starting to form a better relationship with Mondays. I use to hate Mondays, but now I completely understand that its not really Monday that is the issue. It is the way that I chose to spend my weekends. I am starting to have more structure in my life and value my time so much more than before. This past Sunday was perfect, I went to church, shot photos for my blog, edited some a video for youtube, straightened up my apartment and did my budget. I even had some downtime to read. It was great. I felt really accomplished and it helped me transition in to Monday with more gratitude.
I have owned this dress for almost six years now and it never gets old me. It is the epitome of late 70's early 80's fashion. I am totally in love with it. Whenever my modern clothes fail me, I know that my vintage pieces are there to renergize my love for clothes. All it takes is a vintage dress, a bold lip and statement necklace to lift my spirits and I am officially back in action