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On the Weekends, I become a Foodie!

I'm slowly becoming a foodie, just on the weekends though. During the work week, I pack my lunch; so, when the weekend hits, I allow myself to enjoy the simple luxury of eating out. My weekends are usually busy; so, most of the time, I'm eating on the run. From time to time, I'll share a few of my spots that I eat at, perhaps, they may inspire you to eat there too :-).

One of my favorite Mexican spots to get a quick bite to eat is Qdoba; think Chipotle, but with more menu options. It serves the usual Mexican food; tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, etc. I was there Saturday, I got my pick two combo; the two chicken tacos and queso nachos. My mother got the steak quesadilla. Besides the taste, and variety of menu options, I love their prices because they are what I call a...cheap eat. You can easily get a entree item and drink for $10 or less!


Do you have a fave cheap eat? Share them below!
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Textured Stripe High-Low Dress OOTD...Workplace Edition!

Hello, Dolls
Here's my latest outfit of the day for the workplace! I'm wearing the Textured Stripe High-Low Dress from Forever 21! I wanted some dresses for work that allow me to remain professional, but, at the same time, I wanted them to be comfortable, stylish, wash and wear, and inexpensive. Forever 21 is always my go-to place for all of the above. I loved this dress when I saw it, I bought it in wine and in black. The great thing is the entire outfit was under $25! The dress was originally $26, but I got it for $13, and the wedge shoes were on sale for $7! They both were a steal! Outfit deets at the bottom!

What I'm wearing:
-Textured Stripe High-Low Dress: Forever 21
-Taupe Wedges: Rainbow Clothing
-Lipstick: Bawse Lady by the Lip Bar

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A Bawse Lady always Needs a Red Lippie! (The Lip Bar Cosmetics)

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A lady always needs a red lip in her makeup bag, always! Contrary to what some think, there is a red shade for everyone, you just have to find the right shade and intensity. Not only are red lips alluring, they are classic. Red is becoming my signature shade. I have several red lippies in my collection, my latest shade is Bawse Lady liquid matte by The Lip Bar.

I found out about The Lip Bar on Instagram. I saw an Insta Story of a model wearing it, it looked so gorgeous on her! After it being sold out for a while, I finally got my hands on it. Bawse Lady is described as "The best red you'll ever meet. Period." On me, it comes off as a true bordeaux red.  

What I like about it is:

Long-wearing, longest I've worn it is 10 hours straight.Easy to apply applicator.Non-sticky.Easy to remove, doesn't leave a residue.Costs $13. What I like about The Lip Bar brand is: Variety of lip colors. The products are vegan and cruelty free. In addition to buying their pro…

Excuse me, While I Reintroduce Myself...

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It has been a while since I shared anything about me. It's been 8 years and counting, 225 posts later since I started blogging and a lot has changed! My writing style (thank goodness) has changed, my blog, my personal growth, goals, and even my look has changed! So, allow me to reintroduce myself! Warning: I struggled to write this because I didn't want to sound boring, but here goes!

My name is Gabrie'l. I'm a library professional by day, and a lover of the Arts by night! Art and literature have been my first love since I was a child. A box of crayons, a water color paint set, or a book were always included in my fave toys, next to my kitchen set :-).

As an adult, my love of Art has carried over into makeup. I started dabbling in makeup in 2008 to improve my own makeup skills, and I fell in love. In 2010, I took formal education to become a makeup artist. Shortly after that, I also created my blog to share my love of makeup, product reviews, makeup hauls, …

LBD for the Workplace OOTD!

An LBD (little black dress) always goes far when it comes to fashion; it also works well in the workplace. It's simple, slimming, and looks good on every one. I ran out of ideas to wear to work last week, so, I decided to wear this LBD. I didn't think this outfit was great at all (neither was I having a good hair day); but, I received so many compliments that I decided to post it. I normally wear this dress with leggings underneath, but, this time I decided to wear it by itself. Outfit deets below!


What I'm Wearing:
-Black Ruched Crochet dress by Avon
-Gray Mary Janes from Payless
-Jewelry from Avon 

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Nude Duster OOTD! (Work Edition)

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Today, I'm introducing a new blog series of outfit of the days...work edition! I had no intentions of chronicling my work outfits; but, I've had a few coworkers who have been asking me to. My style at work is usually simple, but chic. I like to dress for comfort, and most of my outfits are for the every day woman. Occasionally, I like to go all out at work; but, most days, I'm simple-chic.

Dusters and cardigans are one of my favorite pieces to wear to pull an otherwise, basic, ordinary outfit together, and to add a splash of color. On this day, I chose to wear a leopard skirt, and a simple top. To keep the outfit casual chic, and to add color, I added the nude long duster. Outfit deets at the bottom!






What I'm Wearing:
-Nude Duster: Lilly's Kloset
-Leopard Skirt: Rainbow Clothing
-Cami: Fashion to Figure
-Gold Flats: Payless
-Necklace: Fashion to Figure
-Rings: Mark by Avon

The Makeup Show NYC 2018!

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I hope you all are doing good. I've been doing well, just MIA. What's been going on with me? Just dealing with life's twists and turns, and trying to stay sane :-).

I got the chance to go to The Makeup Show last month! I haven't been in 4 years; so, I was so excited to attend again! I couldn't wait to listen to the seminars, and buy some products that I had been holding off on getting.






I learned...

Since I rode the bus up, it didn't allow a lot of time to take a lot of seminars. I managed to take two. First, I took How to Achieve Gleaming Skin by Melanie Mills. The second workshop that I took was The Insta-Bride: What a Girl Wants by Megan Gramers. I'll share two new ideas that I learned.

1. I learned that a small amount of  Gleam Body Radiance can be applied to foundation for glowing skin and a natural looking highlight. She also suggests using Gleam to upsell to brides and bridal parties who want an extra glow. I've also seen Gleam used f…