The Purge

It has officially been 3 months since I blogged, almost a month since I've tweeted & about two weeks since I've posted anything to my Instagram account, so I have been purging from pretty much all social networking (except Pinterest, it soothes me). During my hiatus I've had school issues, guy problems & had a birthday. I've also been weeding through the people in my life & making decisions for the next year of my life. I can honestly say I have become a better person in the past few months & as these leaves fall from the trees I can see me shedding the old things that have no place in where I'm trying to go. Trust me I've been having fun too, helping my friend get things together for her online boutique, crafting, going out and just enjoying my life (did I mention I lost a few lbs too lol). My outlook on life is so different now & I'll be reflecting that through my blog from now on. Ya'll have been here & I don't want to leave ya'll hanging so bear with me, I'm still here & better than ever honestly. Now I have got to check out all the trillion & 22 blog post I have missed during this time & get to blogging myself.


Beauty Buys from July

My Sinful Colors $.99 Buys

From L to R: Why Not, Vacation Time, Island Coral, Easy Going, Mint Apple

As you can see I took full advantage of the SC sale at Walgreens I had previously posted about. I scoured every Walgreens in town to catch different shades, but I didn't find all the ones I wanted. I came out with great color finds though. I'm currently rocking Island Coral on my pedi! I hate that Easy Going looks so white on these pictures, its actually a lovely light, cream pale pink.

Found this combo at Wal-Mart for $5.48!
I've been wanting to try Baby Lips & need new mascara & Wal-Mart is so clutch for this duo priced at $5.48! I also picked up the Maybelline BB Cream, and so far, so good. It's light, not cakey, and I almost forget I'm wearing it. I like the way it slighty evens out my complexion with out looking like I have on tons of make up. Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of it, but I purchased mine in Medium/Deep. Its nice for us ladies who prefer to go without concealer, foundations and all those things! 

I'm still working on my Voxbox review...some of the products just aren't things I commonly use (the Clear Shampoo & Conditioner, The Hawaiian Tropic Lotion/Sunscreen) but I'm working on it!



Just a few quick pics from my night out with my family. Love them a ton, spent the night dancing & drinking & just laughing. I'm dealing with some guy problems but they def helped to take my mind off things. Thank God for good people!

Outfit Details
Blazer: Thrifted
Earrings: Target
Shoes: I can't remember but they are on another post

With my "Stevie J" face on lol


Nail Polish Lovers!

Sinful Colors

If you haven't heard already, check your local Walgreens because Sinful Colors polishes (which is owned by Revlon now) are currently on sale this week for $.99! That's like getting 50% off regular price and there are a ton of awesome colors to pick from. If you can't find the color you want you can hit up Walgreens.com and get free shipping on orders over $25. I'm currently making a list of the colors I want, and I'll do a haul on the ones I find!

OAN: I'm also thinking of trying out Maybelline's BB Cream. I'm not big on facial primers, foundations and stuff like that but I like the tinted moisturizer & beautifying properties of the cream. If you have tried any BB Creams let me know what kind, how it worked and if it worth it!


Voxbox Summer Beauty Box

About a week ago I received the newest Influenster Voxbox. It contains the new Magnetic color Nail polish from Sally Hansen as well as Sally Hansen nail & cuticle cream, Hawaiian Tropic Silky Hydration sunscreen, a Quaker Soft Baked bar, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo & conditioner, and a few of the new Radiant items from Always Tampax. Reviews coming soon.....


I'm Alive

I promise ! If you follow me on IG (instagram) then you know lol. I've Just been working....

Told ya so! With me working I have to be in uniform everyday which is so boring, yet easy. So I have to have fun with my make up and hair. This South Carolina heat wave is driving me bonkers. Can't figure out what to do with my hair. I've been trying protective style with twist. Love them but they get kinda boring *shrug*. And when I wear my puffs I forgot to put a scarf on at night #theStruggle.

 hope yall have had fabulous Summers and hopefully I can stay in the blogging loop.



Deal or Steal??

So last week I went to Walmart after class, and I didn't find what I came in for but I found a damn good deal on polish!
3 OPI POLISHES FOR $9.01...yep.
I was exiting & saw the OPI collection in the salon, and then I saw the clearance stand in the salon. Most of the colors were from the Katy Perry, and Pirates of the Carribean line!! This was quite a steal!!
Normally would've been around $27
I had to ask the lady was this sticker accurate

warm, yet light purple tone

beautiful light, mossy green

A pretty, light pink hue

without flash

with flash

These pictures are all over the place...ugh, but you all should get the gist of things! :)

I'm in Love....

WITH AQUA ZUMBA!! Class was so fun! First off it was only 4 "college-aged" students in the class, the rest of the ladies were mostly faculty members from school, or either people from the community. I wore my "cutesy" suit that I got for my Miami trip last year, but that one strap suit, these F-Cups on my chest, and all that moving around was lethal lol so I had to be very cautious. The next day I went to Burlington Coat Factory and picked up a cute 2-strap, full coverage suit for only $14.99! I love my new suit.

I brought my neighbor along with me, and after class we went to the sauna! I think thats going to be something I do twice a week, after 50mins of Aqua Zumba. I love the sweat & toxin release! So far I've been to two sessions, and I see that they will progressively get harder!!

A few people have told me they've noticed that I have lost weight (not because of aqua Zumba of course, but I've been cleaning my eating habits), yay!! My scale is about to get put out, because that number ain't really moving & it's hella depressing. I plan to add Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred and daily 25 minute elliptical sessions for the month of February to see how much damage I can do with CIAA & Spring Break coming up in March!

Red Tails!

As you may, or may not know, this past weekend "Red Tails" made its box office premiere as the number two hit & raking in $19.1 Million. The storyline is that of the Tuskeegee Airmen & the struggles and triumphs they faced; it was inspiring. It portrayed friendship, determination, and how the people you least expect can make a difference.

 I went to check it out on Sunday with a friend (I don't even really like him, so maybe he's an associate *shrug*). I shed a couple tears, and gave a few side eyes, but all in all the story and message was moving. I'm not a big Terrance Howard fan, but he was actually one of my favorite roles in the movie. I did not like NeYo's character, nor the one assigned to Method Man (too corny to me).

   The eye candy in this movie is unbelievable. All different types of scrumptious black man, at one point I think my mind was just on the fact that some of them were so cute! I enjoyed this film, although somethings could have been better. If you subscribe to EBONY magazine there is a wonderful article about the movie, and the leading men are covering this issue.

Have you seen this film? Do you plan to? What are your thoughts on "red Tails"?


Emerald City

Here it is y'all! Friday has came & gone and here is how I ended up rocking my dress! Black blazer (I put my own pearl button on it), black tights, suede wedged Mary-Janes, darktone silver earrings & a cocktail ring! It was a crazy night & I had to be at work at 7 the next morning smh, I made it though. I can honestly say i think maybe 95% of the people in the club weren't sober, and if I would've gotten a picture of me & my girls together you would see what I mean haha! Guess its the joys of college, so I'll enjoy it while I can!!

this dress was short, so my dancing was at a minimum

My bestie, Lea & I
My other bestie Travis...he is a nut

Must've been in deep thought..I had just spoken to my crush (yep, I'm grown with a crush lol)  ^_^

Check Out Kiwi Fashion & Beauty Blog Give-Away

Make sure to checkout Kiwi Fashion & Beauty: HandBang Essential's Give away ! She has reached 37 followers & decided to do a fab giveaway, with not only the essentials, but a beautiful bag as well ! Head on over and see all the other great things she has on her blog as well !

TAG ! Guess I'm It :)

SO of course y'all in the world of blogging know about this 11 Things/Questions Tag, and I got tagged, TWICE!

You must post 11 random things yourself.

Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.

Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.

No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ Blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 peeps!

11 Facts About Me

  • I'm the epitome of a Southern Belle...the accent, the smile, the southern hospitality thing
  • I'm a Halloween baby
  • Got my first apartment when I was 18
  • I've been single since I was 18
  • I major in Political Science & my cognate is Communications
  • I graduate in December of this year!
  • My hometown is Charlotte, NC. I cried everyday for a month when I moved my 9th grade year
  • I really want a dog, I just don't have the time or energy right now for one
  • I often think I'm being Punk'd...the things that happen in my life are made for TV
  • Vanilla Bean Frappacino's can change my whole day
  • I'm a bit of a twitter addict *shrugs*

Questions from Sincerely Coco

Describe you personal style.
-a little bit of ecletic prep, with a hint of comfy chic, and sprinkle of glam :)

Who is your celebrity style icon?
-Solange, LaLa Anthony, June Ambrose...I got plenty of them lol

What is your favorite genre of music?
-I guess I'll go with R&B...but I like all types of music

What is your dream car?
-4 Door Porsche Panamera

What is your dream career?
-City Manager or working with the United Nations

Who is your celebrity crush?
-Ultimate crush is Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat...so handsome!

What is your deepest want/desire for the world?
-The will to do well, and care about others. People are way to selfish in this world and its part of the demise of the world, in my opinion.

What is your favorite childhood movie?
-probably the Roger & Hammerstein "Cinderella"

What is your favorite quote?
- "I Shall Not Live in Vain"..its actually going to be my next tat

Where is your ideal/dream location to reside in?
- Somewhere tropical. Maybe Brazil, maybe Turks & Caicos...somewhere i can be tan year-round & do nothing but read books, surf the web & look beautiful (and not have a job, lol). But a realistic ideal location for me would be the DC area

What is your favorite accessory?
-EARRINGS!! I'm trying to build my collection, but I'm forever losing them smh

Questions from Glo over at Respect My Fab
What is your favorite color?

What are your plans for your next vacation?
-Ideally Miami & a 3 day cruise, but for sure CIAA weekend

Where do you reside?
-Boringville, SC lol, nah its a little college-town by the name of Spartanburg, SC

Do you have children, if so how many?
-No babies for me...I do have a Goddaughter who turned 2 last week though. She makes me want no babies lol

When do you find time to blog?
-When I'm at work, or procrastinating, or actually done doing my homework

What do you do for a living?
-Full time student, part time front desk clerk at a hotel

Why is blogging important to you?
-Its an expressive outlet, and I love how it can connect you to people all over the world. Its one of the best networking outlets, because its more indepth than a tweet or a Facebook post, and you can find people with the same interests or motives as yourself.

Have you ever-met one of your followers, or plan too?
-Well my bestie, and I few other people I know follow the blog, but I would love to meet some of my followers!

Who is your favorite artist?
-of all times would be Aaliyah, wish she was still gracing us with her music

What do you blog on?
-Any and everything that comes to my mind. I'm random as hell and if it's on my chest I express it through my blog!

What would you like to see more or less of on my blog, suggestions?
-I'm loving what your doing & the new collab site with Just Daisy! Keep up the fab work with your blogging & the life journey's you're embarking on!!

grr...tagging people is THE WORST lol, atleast from me. Its so hard to pick 11 of my followers, because a majority of y'all have been tagged already, but I guess I'll follow the rules!

Shai at THick Girl's Closet
SheDel at My Thrifted Closet
Brittany at Midweek Escape
AND EVERYONE ELSE!!! (my computer is acting up and I'm over it right now, I'm sorry lovees)

  1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  2. What are you trying to accomplish this year?
  3. How do you indulge?
  4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what THREE things would you have to have?
  5. Has blogging brought any changes to your life?
  6. Whats your fave hair product?
  7. Whats your favorite scent?
  8. What makes for a perfect night for you?
  9. What do you love about yourself?
  10. Whats your go-to beauty product?
  11. What do you consider "comfy" attire?


Aqua Zumba o_O

  Here at school we have this major Health/Education/Wellness Complex with indoor track, swimming pool, smoothie shop and all that good stuff. They even have personal trainers and masseuse now, they are getting fancy.
Every semester they release a new schedule for the group fitness classes and this time around they have AQUA ZUMBA, and I'm trying to see what that's like. It sound exciting and like a nice thorough workout. Group Fitness classes start the 17th and Aqua Zumba is every Monday and Wednesday for 50 minutes, so I will definently keep you all posted on how this class goes.

Now I'm off to find some hair products to keep my hair pH balanced, maybe a new swimsuit, because I'm bound to have nipple slip out of my current suit, and maybe a tight fitting swim cap (I'm serious about my BSL hair)!!♥


What I Want! (January Edition)

So in my last posts I was talking about goals & whatnot and I have figured out how to motivate myself...GOODIES (and the fact that y'all are watching to see if I actually do make these things happen lol) !!! Here are a few of the goodies I want as I work towards fulfilling these goals. I realize I'm becoming a earring junkie :)

Where to find it: