Friday, April 18, 2014

I DREAM OF NEOPRENE

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Now that it is heating up it's about time pick out some fab bikinis!  Since I've been in the gym 3-5 times a week I am so eager to pick out some styles.  Neoprene is all the rave this time around and I can understand why. *1. Cuts your dry time *2. Helps you avoid "nip-slippage" since the material is thicker than your normal bikini fabric *3. All around comfort.  



Sunday, March 23, 2014

SUNDAY PREP

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Have you ever gotten to a point where your twist outs no longer seem to lay right?  My gosh, I suffer from this problem far too often.  One observation I have made is that my twist-out's don't come out as well when I put way too much time into them.  The parts are ultra visible, twist were made way too tight making the lower portion of the hair look tight while the root is puffy, it almost gives off the apparence of having split ends.  I've realized that my hair looks better when I do my lazy Celie twist with a flexi rod at the end! If you've been natural for a few years, you remember back in the TWA days, the more time you put into your hair the better it seemed to look? As it grows I really see that less is more.  See an example of my easy twist with the flexi-rod at the end in today's Sunday Prep video:




My hair doesn’t like when I use too many products so for this fresh simple style I am using water, Shea Butter throughout my hair and spraying Carol’s Daughter moisturizing conditioner on the ends.  I then applied flexi rods to the ends

Product List:

Hair
Carols Daughter Moisturizing Conditioner: http://bit.ly/1jnxr7R
Shea Butter

Face
Queen Helene Mint Mask: http://bit.ly/1ld2Tdj
Michael Todd True Organics: http://bit.ly/1mnp6pl




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CREPE BAR

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This morning Rob and I grabbed breakfast at Crepe Bar in Tempe, it was the first visit for both of us and we were 100% pleased.  The initial arrival was welcoming, it really gave off that downtown vibe which I really love.  The small menu made it easy to make a selection, we both had a breakfast burro crepe.  I had a Vanilla latte, he enjoyed a caramel latte that he added even more sweetener to LOL thats my Rob!  We snacked on some complimentary granola while we waited on our meal, it came out within about 10 minutes, it was amazing! I am big on presentation, the bacon added the perfect touch without feeling heavy. After we'd finished eating our main dish we had a complimentary dessert, I'm not certain what type of cookie it was-- it was delicious nonetheless, everything was RICH.  If you happen to be in the Tempe, AZ. area stop by 7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ. [Elliott & Rural Rd.]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WATCH FOR. . .

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Watches are some of my fav item's to collect!  When it comes to looking totally put together,  a great watch is the icing on the cake.  These are some of the watches that I've had my eye on throughout the past year, we've got a mixture of edgy, classic and femininity. 

Vince Camuto gunmetal watch // Skagen Perspektiv watch //  
Interlocking Gucci Watch // Marc Jacobs Henry Heart watch

Monday, February 17, 2014

ARE YOU CONSUMING ENOUGH?

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I'm often asked about how to keep skin free of breakouts,  and my only answer is keeping a clean face and consuming h2o.
Do you know how much water you should be consuming on a daily basis? 
Find out here: http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm


According to my Daily Hydration Calculator, I should be drinking about 2 liters (65.5 oz) of water on a daily basis, that's easy!  Think about it, that is only about 4 bottles of water a day. 

When I wake up in the morning, 
I eat breakfast and take my daily vitamins with a 16.9 FL OZ bottle of water. 

I grab my morning coffee, and follow up with another 16.9 FL OZ bottle of water.  
I do this because coffee is very dehydrating, and can easily 
 suck the life out of your skin--leaving you with a dull complexion. 

Around lunch time I'll normally have a lemonade or fruit punch to drink, and I'll sip on a water throughout the remainder of the day. 

My last bottle of water is normally at night, right before bed.

Figure out how much water you should be drinking daily + commit to it. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SMASHBOX PALETTE

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Back in highschool my cousin *the cosmetology student* told me that I had almond eyes, I didn't know exactly how she came up with it but said okay, cool.  So I've gone into adulthood knowing that I had almond shaped eyes but not knowing exactly how that conclusion came about.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

WE LOVE OUR PHONES, BUT THE BILL. . .

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The amount that I pay on my phone bill is out of this world! I throw a side-eye at my Verizon bill when it arrives-- Yet I willingly pay the amount month to month because in today's society a phone is something that we absolutely can not go without. We'd be missing out on all of the social media goodness! Honestly, I feel like it is my duty to be on social networks inspiring, motivating and helping others... so of course I'm keeping my phone!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Katy Perry Oh My! Lashes: First Impression

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Katy Perry Eyelashes Oh My! (My fav's Oh Honey! // Benefit they're real! mascara Full Size ($23) Mini Size ($10) // Duo Eyelash Adhesive (Black) ($9)


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gifts For Her (Under $50)

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Studded Beanie // Faux Fur Scarf // Fox Stud Earrings // Anne Klein Watch //
Spin Brush // BCBG Clutch // Cat Walk Sunglasses

Gift guides are so helpful, I know how stressful and frustrating it can be trying to figure out what to get your friends + family for the holidays.  These days, families are so big and lets not front.. we all love to budget a bit-- Utilize my Under $50 gift guide! 

I have a video about my experience using the Spin Brush, I've also gotten so many messages from you all that have already purchased yours.  This makes a great gift, we want all of our loved one's (both male and female) to have healthy skin.