Rihanna Reign: Fenty Beauty Lipsticks

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The Rihanna reign just won’t let up!!! Fenty Beauty announced a new line of lipsticks that will be dropping on December 26th! The new line, MatteMoiselle will contain 14 shades of matte lipsticks, ranging from nudes, a green, to a bold fuchsia, and a dark navy in which Rihanna is pictured in herself (above).  RiRi personally announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday:
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Fenty Beauty has taken the beauty world by storm and doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon!I I am super excited about this line and cannot wait to get my hands on a couple of the shades! These lipsticks will be available on Sephora.com,  HarveyNichols.com (as well as in stores) beginning at 9am on December 26th.  Save a few extra holiday coins and mark your calendars!  Take a look at some of the gorgeous shades.

Are you ready for this new Fenty drop?  I sure am!

Gift Idea for Him: The Five Senses Gift

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Happy Friday!! We are 16 days away from Christmas and I have not purchased not one single gift.  Honestly, that’s nothing new because I’m always a last minute shopper.  When it comes to my kids, shopping is pretty easy.  The difficulty comes in when I’m shopping for my husband.  It’s not that he is hard to please, it’s the pressure of trying to top the gift I gave him last year.  As I was thinking about what I was going to get him the other night, it hit me!!  It’s not the value of the gift that counts, it is really the thought that counts!

So, instead of browsing Amazon, Best Buy, or Saks for the latest and greatest gadget or designer threads, I’m going to really put some thought into his gift this year. Which brings me to this awesome thoughtful gift idea I found!  The five senses gift concept.  This idea is easy, romantic, inexpensive, and definitely thoughtful!

The concept revolves around the five basic senses (sight, touch, hear, taste, and smell). Therefore, I will give him a gift for each sense. I haven’t purchased the gifts yet but I wanted to share the concept with you and gift ideas for each sense! 🙂

1. Sense of Sight

  • Trip to his favorite game (basketball, football, hockey, etc.…)
  • Gift card for a movie date night
  • Sexy lingerie for him to see you in! 🙂
  • Photos of you, the kids, etc.…
  • A handwritten love letter

2. Sense of Touch

  • Full body massage (a certificate to a spa or massage oils for you to massage him)
  • Silk boxers
  • Touch screen electronic device
  • Pillow

3. Sense of Sound (hearing)

  • Concert tickets
  • Watch (I thought the “ticking” of the watch could fit into this category)
  • Wireless earphones

4. Sense of Taste

  • Favorite bottle of wine, beer, vodka, etc…
  • Dinner to his favorite restaurant or cook his favorite meal
  • Favorite snacks
  • Edible massage oil

5. Sense of Smell

  • Cologne
  • Scented body wash/ lotion
  • Cigar
  • Car air freshener

These are just a few gift ideas for this concept to help get you started! Another great thing about this concept is that it can be used for any family member or friend!  Cheers to thoughtful Christmas gifts this year! Be sure to check out Pinterest for more inspiration! Happy Shopping!

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Four Chic Holiday Party Clutches

clutchesThanksgiving is over and if you are like me, you are gearing up for a jam-packed social calendar next month! From holiday parties, cocktail hours, and family gatherings, you are sure to be busy until the clock strikes 2018. So, with all of the chic holiday looks you have started to put together, you will need a festive clutch to accessorize your look!  I have rounded up a four clutches under $50 to help you navigate through the holiday party scene!

1.) This sequin clutch will definitely add some sparkle to your look!

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2.) Velvet is one of the hottest fabrics this season! You cannot go wrong with adding this velvet clutch to your look!

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3.) Tis’ the season for bling! This jeweled clutch will add a little bedazzle to your look!

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4.) This faux fur clutch will compliment any look this holiday season!

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The Sweater Dress

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The sweater dress is a fall/winter must have! It is so easy to throw on for a stylish comfortable look!  Another great thing about the sweater dress is that it is very versatile.  You can pair it with tights, boots, or booties and this look is good to go!  The sweater dress comes in various styles, knits, colors, and patterns so you are able to wear it on the weekend or to work.

I’m wearing a black ribbed lace up sweater dress from Misguided. This dress is one of my favorite purchases.  It’s stylish and comfortable!
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A sweater dress is perfect to wear on a Saturday night when you are having dinner with your girlfriends!  If you are looking for a comfy stylish sweater dress, check out two of my favorite sweater dress styles below.

Have a great week!

 

Office Chic

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Happy Monday!! If you are like me, then it’s time to head to the office!  I have been working in an office for years and have seen business attire evolve from boring to fashionable!  Majority of my career, I have worked in organizations with conservative dress codes.  However, there are some organizations today that have adopted a more casual dress code.  Either way, you can still stay true to your sense of style while looking professional.  I like to refer to it as being office chic!

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Three Ways to Style the Classic White Button Down Shirt

Hi ladies! Happy Monday! A couple of weeks ago I listed four classic essential pieces that you need in your wardrobe.  The classic white button down shirt was one of those pieces.  Normally, when you think of a white button down, the first thing that comes to mind is polished or preppy.  Therefore, it may stay tucked away in the back of your closet until needed.  However, don’t under estimate this basic essential piece. Today, I’m going to show you three ways you can take this basic essential piece from boring to fashionable!

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Plaid, Please!

It’s Wardrobe Wednesday!! Plaid is one of the hottest trends this fall!  When you think of plaid, you normally think of the oversized grunge flannel shirts.  This year plaid was featured on the runway in bright, soft tones, and neutral colors.  From suits, dresses, skirts, and blazers, plaid patterns are definitely one trend you will see while shopping online and in stores.  You should be able to find a plaid piece in just about every brand this fall!

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Casual Chic: The Cold Shoulder Sweater

I hope that you ladies are getting a great start to your week! As the temperature continues to drop, I’m getting more excited to share my fall looks with you.  I’m especially excited to share this look because it’s one of my favorites!!  This cold shoulder sweater allows me to bring this popular summer trend into the fall!!  It’s a fun way to show a little skin while still being comfortable!

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Four Fall Booties under $100

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Fall is my favorite season when it comes to fashion!  Whether it’s layering pieces or adding a pair of stylish tights with a dress, you are guaranteed to get the most wear out of your wardrobe during the fall.  Which brings me to a fall must-have, a pair of stylish booties!  It is almost impossible to go throughout fall without a pair!  Because they are so versatile, you cannot go wrong with investing in a couple pair of booties in various styles and colors. 

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Fall Flats: The Mule Edition

Lately, I have found myself reaching for a pair of flats instead of heels. One reason being the long walk from the parking lot to my office every morning.  I have found that the walk is a lot faster and comfortable in flats! Flats have come a long way in the last couple of years in terms of style.  One trend that you will definitely see while looking for a pair of flats in the store and online is the mule.  Just about every store is selling them.  One of the first pair I fell in love with were from Gucci.  However, they were out of my price range but hopefully one day I will get to splurge.  Until then, I searched for the next best thing within my budget.

The mule has really evolved into a stylish flat. You can wear them to work as well as on the weekend. For work, you can pair them with a blazer and cropped pants. For a casual chic weekend look, you can pair them with a cardigan and jeans.  You can’t go wrong with adding a pair to your wardrobe this fall.  However, being that this trend will probably go out of style within the next year or so, I have rounded up four pair of mules under $50.

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  1. Women’s Kona Backless Mule Loafers- Merona
  2. Leopard Whiley Chain- Accented Flat Mules
  3. Leather Mules With Frill
  4. Qupid Floral Embroidery Horsebit Slip On Flat Mule

Will you be sliding into a pair of mules?

DIY Lip Scrub- Kiss Chapped Lips Goodbye

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Fall is here and it is a great time to begin a lip care regime that will keep your pout fresh and kissable! Exfoliating with a natural scrub is one way to achieve soft lips.  The best thing about it is that you get to bring the spa right into your own bathroom with three simple ingredients.

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Four Classic Wardrobe Essentials

There are many trends that come and go and come back again. However, there are some essential pieces that you need in your wardrobe that will never go out of style.  They can serve as the building blocks for the perfect chic wardrobe.  Those pieces range from the black blazer that takes you from the office to happy hour and the black pumps that take you from the boardroom to the sidewalk.  I have listed my top 4 classic essential pieces that every wardrobe needs.

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How to Use Coconut Oil as Makeup Remover

coconut-oil-coconutsA couple of months ago, I started on a journey to replace some of my everyday essential drug store products with more natural products. As I’m getting older, I am trying to be more conscientious of what I put on and in my body. The first product that I decided to find a natural alternative to was makeup remover wipes.  During the time, I really wanted to change my skin care regimen in hopes to one day becoming foundation free and having that clear, glowing, even toned complexion in which I have!  I will share more on how I achieved foundation free skin in another post.

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All About The Girlfriend Jean

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It’s all about the girlfriend jean! The idea of stylish + comfort drew me to this particular fit. Although similar to the look of the boyfriend jeans, the girlfriend jeans provide a more flattering fit.  They are baggy in all the right places, tighter, and higher on the hip with a tapered slim straight leg, and stop just above the ankle.  They are a better looking, fitting, and more feminine version of the boyfriend or Mom jean.

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Five Easy Ways To Relax After A Long Day

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My mornings begin somewhere between 5:30am and 6:00am every morning depending on how many times I hit the snooze button. I usually leave work anywhere between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.  After I leave the office, it’s time to put on the wife and mommy hat and get stuff done.  That can mean picking my nine-year old up from after school care, taking him to any extracurricular practices, running errands, cooking, washing, and the list goes on.  Needless to say, by the time I’m done, I am EXHAUSTED.

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Matte Kind of Girl

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As the saying goes, “Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world”! In my case, I prefer a matte finish.  Even though I do have a couple of lip glosses in my collection, matte is mainly my preference.  Here are three (3) reasons why I love a matte lip!

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Hello!

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Hello Everyone! I can’t believe the day has come and I am officially launching my blog. It’s not just a blog, it’s a long time aspiration of mine.  Over the years, there has been this one thing that has kept me from doing it and it is called FEAR.  Fear that it wouldn’t be good enough, fear that I wouldn’t have time, and fear that I would fail.  After much prayer and encouragement, I am pleased to introduce my baby!!

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