Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Night Time Essentials

After a long day of work, fitness and "to-do lists" I'm always in a hurry to clean off my day! I often feel overwhelmed if I don't hurry and take a shower -feeling dirty drives me nuts! Any who.. here are my current favorite skin essentials to calm my nerves lol..

After moisturizing my scalp and wrapping my hair I turn on Pandora, at the moment my favorite station is Leon Bridges (insert raised hands emoji!) First off he has so much soul, poetic lyrics, *sigh* his music is just really calming. I can't stand listening to a station where every three to four songs are good so Leon's channel is perfect (especially when you cant hit skip while in the shower). James Brown, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Alabama Shakes, Nina Simone to name a few are some of the songs that are played on his station.
Ok so I'm totally in love with Shea Moistures coconut & hibiscus 2-IN-1 Foaming Milk & Body Wash! It lathers so well with only two squirts, its so gentle on the skin, and the smell -can we discuss the smell of this body wash for a second?! Like why does is smell so good?! It has notes of flowers, what smells like Mango, and coconuts. Its gluten-free, has Shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin e and fatty acids to name a few!
After my shower I like to lather myself in Jergens 'Cherry Almond' lotion. It helps with dry skin and the smell is long lasting. There's really no need of perfume if you use this baby after your bath.
After applying too much lotion lol I clean the make up and sweat from working out and the steam from my hot shower off of my face with the perfection in a bottle that is, Garnier Skin Active 'Micellar Cleansing Water'. Where have you been all my life?! It removes make up, cleanses, and refreshes the skin.
Last but not least after I'm done with cleaning my face I grab my lap top, headphones, notepad, socks, and my handy dandy Nivea Crème! I use this crème only on my feet to help with my dry heels, putting on socks helps lock in the moisture.

What are some of your favorite products?!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Black & Grey


Recently purchased this Chanel inspired purse from Sam Moons. Normally I am not one to buy "inspired" anything, but I was over it. Today was a very chilled day so I paired it in a simple way -all black with my favorite platform sandals from Target (that are awkward to walk in). I met my friend Eunice at Starbucks for a chit chat, constructive criticism on my blog and a Strawberry & Cream Frappuccino. Today was a good day!
Crew Neck: Walmart
Pants: Walmart
Purse: Sam Moons
Sandals: Target
Eyeliner: NYX
Eyebrows: NYX
Glasses: Ross
Watch: Sam Moons
Lip: Milani's 'Matte Beauty'


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fashion &Lifestyle

I would like to start posting lifestyle posts such as hair care and skin products, books I'm currently reading, etc. I love reading blogs and watching YouTube videos on these topics -so why not post about them myself? 

Stay tuned! 

What topics do you like to read about? 


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Cafe'

 Mom and I got dressed up and spent the day out on the town! I treated her to dinner at 'Grand Lux Café' and it was delicious. I ordered the 'Sunday Night Pasta' with meat sauce and chunks of meat, beef short ribs, steak, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and parmesan cheese served over spaghetti. The waitress suggested I try their Cucumber Lemonade and it was to die for and mom ordered short ribs, fries, jalapeno cornbread, and peanut coleslaw. We will definitely be going back very soon!

What's your favorite dish at the 'Grand Lux Cafe'?



Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dinner For Two: BLAZE Pizza


We were on our way to pay KoJo's phone bill and randomly decided to go inside 'Blaze Pizza' just to check it out. After seeing seven dollars on the menu for signature pies we were sold. Any pizza any amount of toppings cooked in a brick oven for seven dollars, um yeah I'll take that! We ordered the 'White Top' with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, garlic, bacon, chicken and pesto with a side of lemonade mixed with blood orange lemonade! My new favorite pizza joint!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Edwards Boots


Black from head to toe will never get old -a go to when I can't think of anything to wear. My most favorite black on black look is pairing the look with boots! Whether its Doc Martins, Jeffery Campbell's, ASOS, or like the pair I'm wearing -Forever 21. These double buckled cut out boots was an easy choice for this look, and the "creeper" inspired platform gives the extra "umph" I need (don't they give you an Edward Swissorhands feel?) Back in the day we'd wear an oversized shirt tucked in the front of our pants leaving the back hanging out (sigh I miss those days). Decided to give it a try with a more fitted crew neck. I think the ball cap just pulled this relaxed look together.
-Hat: Walmart
-Crew Neck: Hanes
Jeans: Walmart
Boots: F21
Lip: Milani's 'Matte Beauty'
Watch: Sam Moons
Ring (left hand): F21

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dinner For Two: Razzoo's



 Stuffed Shrimp over white rice, Red Beans and Rice with a side of garlic bread. My mommy had fish and chips. 

Took my mommy to one of our favorite restaurants, 'Razzoo's'.  A Cajun Cafe with a real southern feel and lots of decorations. All of their food is made from scratch with interesting names from "Rat Tails" (that aren't really rat tails), "Grilled Gator Tails" (that really are gator tails) and names that are hard to pronounce. They say it's best to "point when you order. (It helps)" 

What's your favorite Cajun dish?!



Monday, April 11, 2016

Milani Lipstick

Hey guys, so I'm sitting here with a headache and losing terribly to 'Call of Duty' thought I'd take a break and write a post on my favorite makeup at the moment -Milani's Color Statement lipsticks. They cost about $6 and honestly it's worth so much more. The two shades I picked up were 'Matte Beauty' and 'Tuscan Toast'. Matte Beauty is surprisingly moisturizing for a matte lipstick and Tuscan Toast adds shine to your look. The two are very pigmented, the packaging is beautiful and so was the price!
('Tuscan Toast' & 'Matte Beauty')
My favorite out of the two is 'Matte Beauty'! What are your thoughts on Milani's lipsticks?


Don't Quit #inspiration

Social media, friends, and our busy minds will me us feel down about where we are in life. When it comes to social media we have to keep in mind we may be witnessing their "now" -we are not seeing their "behind the scenes". As for the friends in your who are currently living their dreams or further in life than you are, ask them for advice and as far as your mind keep in mind not to quit! I really believe hard work pays off. This week do BETTER than you did last week! If we do that every week we'll accomplish our goals in no time!
Hang in there!


Friday, April 8, 2016

I'm Blue


Today was work,  running errands with mom and treating her to dinner at 'Razzoo's'. Today's O.O.T.D was very simple (as you can see) -just a navy blue crew neck and navy skinny jeans and my handy dandy backpack purse. Dinner was delicious by the way -I went with stuffed shrimp over a bed of white rice...OMG!
Glasses: Stein Mart
Crew Neck: Gildan
Skinny Jeans: Walmart
Shoes: Nike Cortez
Backpack Purse: Coach
Lips: Milani 'Matte Beauty'
Bracelets: Walmart
Watch: Walmart     



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dinner and A Movie

Saturday KoJo and I went to The Cheesecake Factory after a trip to the movies to see 'Ant Man'. We both had their Buffalo Blasts stuffed with chicken and cheese with a side of buffalo sauce as our appetizer. After looking over the menu for what felt like forever we both finally agreed on Pasta Carbonara with smoked bacon, green peas (that KoJo picked out one by one), and garlic Parmesan cream sauce.

Make sure you try their Cucumber Lemonade!!!!!!!

What's your favorite drink at The Cheesecake Factory?!


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