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Colorblocking OOTD!

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Here's one of my latest outfits that I've styled. I've wanted to play with color blocking for some time, but, I was intimidated to do it. I was a little intimidated to try the bright, bold colors colors that color blocking is associated with; so, I played it safe, and chose muted colors. I've had this skirt for a while, I just needed the perfect blouse to go with it. I finally found it; it's actually a high-low blouse, I thought it would look better tucked into the skirt. Outfit deets below!


What I'm wearing:
-Blouse: Rainbow Shops
-Necklace: Rainbow Shops
-Pearl Tulle Skirt: Ashley Stewart
-Shoes: Ashley Stewart

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My Summer Favorites in Beauty + Things that Make Me Happy!

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I've curated a list of my current, most loved beauty items. My summer beauty routine has been very minimal due to the hot temperatures and humidity; the result is lots of perspiration and melted off makeup for me. I had planned to be bronzed and glowing for summer; now, I'm just hot and bothered! Below are a few products that are getting good use in my beauty product rotation.

I'm also sharing a few things that make me happy-July was a very busy month for me- in between the busyness, I was mentally and emotionally down for the entire month. I had my moments of sulking, but, I decided this time to go back to doing the things that made me happy.

I started back reading again, I finished so many books and started reading some new ones. I also started my Adult coloring again, I forgot just how soothing coloring is for me. Below I share one book that I'm currently enjoying and a few coloring books that I've been loving!

Raw Cocoa Butter
I received this as a g…

Wearing my current fave lip color for National Lipstick Day!

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I don't know who makes up these national days, but, they can be fun! Today is National Lipstick Day! I wear lipstick every day; but, I thought it would be fun to post the shade that I love currently. Today, I'm wearing Electric Raine liquid lipstick by Coloured Raine.
I love how orange lipstick looks on skin, especially brown skin. It's very becoming. I usually wear this lipstick by itself; but, it also makes a great ombre' lip. To give it an amazing ombre' effect, you can add a deep purple lip liner- and then add orange in the middle- and blend. Or, you can add a red lippie to the perimeter of your lips, and add orange to the center, the results are beautiful!


What lipstick are you wearing today?

My Travel Essentials!

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The warmer weather is finally here! I, like many others, like to travel more when the weather is warmer. I've compiled an updated list of travel essentials that I take with me on trips. I did a post like this three years ago, and some of the items I took were just unnecessary. As I travel more, and as I get older, I use a more minimalist approach to packing. Below you'll find my current travel essentials!



White Noise App

Little known fact about me, I've been sleeping with the White Noise App for years now. I have insomnia, and the White Noise app plays a variety of relaxing sounds to help you fall asleep faster. I have the app installed on my phone and Ipad, and literally can not sleep without it. My favorite sound is the Stream Water Flowing sound. White Noise also allows you to mix sounds to create a custom sound. On my Ipad (pictured), it mixes Stream Water Flowing and Thunder to create a unique, relaxing mix.



Perfume Roller balls
Instead of taking large per…

My work OOTD Formula!

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Today, I'm sharing my go-to outfit formula that I wear often. I do mix up my work wardrobe a lot; but, I always go back to my go-to...printed pants and a solid top. I try to choose one statement piece (the leopard harem pants) + an everyday basic (solid top), and then I add accessories to complete the look. Sometimes, I'll reverse it and wear a printed top and then solid bottoms. I wear an everyday basic top or pants to keep the statement piece the focal point of attention. Outfit deets below!




Top: Forever 21
Harem Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Cato Fashions
Choker: LaVidaRosa

What's your go-to outfit? 

What I've Been Loving in Beauty, Skin Care, and Books!

I have been shopping from my ever growing makeup and beauty stash, by using products that I've had for a while. Because I'm a product junkie, I don't use the same exact products enough to view it as a fave; the reason being is that I typically have several other products just like it, from different brands. But, I've taken a break from buying products, so that I can save some coins, and use what I already have. Since I started doing this, I've rediscovered some awesome products. Below are some products that I've been using regularly, and loving! I also share one of my favorite authors of the moment. Read on for my thoughts! 
Beauty


-It's My Raye Raye Eyeshadow Palette- I've had this palette in my collection for a while, didn't start using it until this month when I took it with me on vacation. That's what happens when you have so many eyeshadow palettes, there's always one waiting to be used in the rotation. The Raye Raye shadows give you ju…

eHoney Skin Care Products Mini Review!

A few months ago, I was introduced to a natural skin care line, eHoneySkin! eHoneySkin is owned and operated by Erika Clark; the product line was especially developed with women of color in mind. The products are natural, and created to treat skin care concerns while letting your beautiful melanin shine through!
I bought three of her products, the Goddess Glow Cleansing scrub,  Rose Water Mist, and the Balancing Facial moisturizer. I used all three products routinely for a month to give my most accurate and honest opinion. Read on for my thoughts!
Goddess Glow Cleansing Scrub

Description:
Natural and Gentle exfoliating cleansing scrub  to get rid of dead skin cells and leave your skin with a refreshing radiant glow. For Normal, Oily, Combination Skin.

Price $30

The cleansing scrub acts a cleanser and an exfoliant. You don't need much, just apply it to your face in round circular motions and rinse off. After every cleanser that I use, I immediately notice the dryness in my skin from t…