• Meltproof Summer Makeup
    Beauty

    Meltproof Summer Makeup

    Summer is here and while that makes most of us happy, if you wear makeup every day the thought of summer heat makes you panic. A meltproof summer makeup routine is the only way to survive. Read on for my makeup insider tips. Wash Your Face Yes I know we are all perfect humans who keep our faces clean at all times. Right? In Summer your face gets loaded with oil, sunscreen, sweat and pollutants. Melt-proof summer makeup can only work if your face is squeaky clean. Moisturizer Matters I know a few people who don’t moisturize their faces at all and the thought of leaving my skin without moisture…

  • Crochet Weave
    Beauty,  Natural Hair

    Crochet Weave, Everything You Need To Consider

    I never expected my first crochet weave moment to come. Crochet weaves had always been something I was hesitant to try for several reasons (I will get to that shortly). It’s now been a week of me and this glorious head of hair that ain’t mines and i’m loving it. I took the leap and got a crochet weave because I have several events and weddings to attend, in addition I will be going on a two week cruise vacation. Having natural hair is a blessing because it is versatile as hell, but my current hair style and state calls for a protective style. I have kinky curly type 4b…

  • BossBelle Apparel Reveiw
    Diet & Fitness,  Lifestyle

    BossBelle Apparel Review

    I work out several times a week and recently decided to bring more of my love for fashion into my gym outfits. I’m always looking for the latest trends. BossBelle Apparel first caught my attention with the empowering messages on their clothing. A BossBelle Apparel review was in order once the brand reached out to me as a fitness & lifestyle influencer who isn’t afraid to give an honest opinion. BossBelle Apparel was founded in 2016 by two military Veterans and recently launched June 1, 2018.  They have been working hard to bring quality fitness apparel to every woman no matter what her fitness goal is. They have also rolled…

  • Spice Island Seasonings_Glazed-Moroccan-Meatballs Recipe
    Food

    Glazed Moroccan Spiced Lamb Meatballs

    Beautifully spiced Moroccan Lamb Meatballs served with a delicious apricot sauce. Eat them in some pita bread, pass them around at a party or pile them over rice! I love meatballs! I cook them way more often than I probably should. Lately my meal prepping has gotten super predictable and I needed something new, these Moroccan spiced lamb meatballs came into my life at the perfect time. A few weeks ago I attended an event by Spice Islands seasonings where they announced their national cooking school and partnership with Taste Buds Kitchen. I had a chance to sample several recipes created by Tara Bench, blogger of Tara Teaspoon and had a…

  • what kate spade taught me, Kate Spade Crossbody bags
    Lifestyle

    Kate Spade, What She Taught Fashion (and me)

    For anyone with even the smallest amount of fashion knowledge, the name Kate Spade should ring a bell. Kate Spade in her 55 years of life on this planet has taught fashion and me several things. In 1991 she left her Senior Fashion Editor/Head of Accessories role at (the now defunct) Mademoiselle Magazine. During her time there she noticed the market lacked fashion forward sensible handbags and decided to create her own. In her NYC apartment with construction paper and scotch tape, she made the prototypes of the handbags we came to know and love. Kate did what many of us can’t, which is to take a chance to bring…

  • Kate Spade Fashion
    Lifestyle

    Girltime! A Kate Spade Fashion Party

    Recent events have Kate Spade on my mind. I fondly remember this one time I attended an event hosted by Evelyn of IndialynRose.com. I linked up with my friend and fellow blogger Joanna E of JoannaE.com at Kate Spade’s NY flagship store. Kate Spade’s fashions have always been one of my favorites. Kate Spade New York is an American fashion design house founded as a handbag company in January 1993, by the late designer Kate Spade. Through the years, the brand grew and began to sell items such as bedding, shoes and a full women’s clothing line. Kate Spade fashion is perfect for the woman who likes to be polished but…

  • Will He Propose Soon
    Lifestyle,  Wedding

    Will He Propose Soon?

    Marriage catches a lot of negative attention lately, especially when you hear that historically less of us are getting married.  I pay that no mind, especially now that I am engaged myself (*squeals*). Many of you may be wondering “Will He Propose Soon?” I am living proof, some of us can actually be in relationships that are marriage bound. I did wonder when my fiancé would propose, I had a feeling something was happening but couldn’t put my finger on it. Now looking back on things, here are some signs your partner may be about to pop the question. You Will Catch Him In Deep Thought Everyone is different but you know…

  • How To Maintain Red Hair Color
    Beauty

    How To Maintain Red Hair Color

    I enjoy bold colors in makeup and clothing, but only recently have I began to apply that to my hair. On several occasions I got creative and tried various colors, but for some reason when it came to red I chickened out. I avoided red hair because I didn’t know how to maintain red hair color. Having red hair has been the most fun so far and I should of come around sooner. Read on to get my experience on keeping my red hair looking vibrant.   Professional Hair Color Is Recommended Due to adulting and my tight budget (more about my budgeting tips here ) I always try to…

  • Flat Stomach
    Diet & Fitness

    5 Flat Stomach Tricks

    The weather is finally starting to warm up a bit here in NYC. As it gets warmer many of us immediately begin to wonder how a flat stomach factors into our warm weather clothes. Personally, having a flat stomach is an ongoing struggle for me. I have good days/spans of times and then moments where my belly is bloated. As someone who has experienced all stages of a flat stomach, I do have some flat stomach tips and tricks to share ! Besides a regular fitness regiment and clean eating, a flat stomach can be maintained or encouraged in several ways.   1. Eat well. A healthy diet consisting of…

  • cooking is better with spice islands
    Food,  Lifestyle

    Cooking is Better with Spice Islands

    In life, good food is everything. Tasty nutritious food is super important to me right now, especially since I’m given myself some fitness goals. I definitely have reasons why I want to get fit. When Spice Islands invited me to come see how their seasonings could create flavorful dishes I had to go see for myself. Spice Islands is a line of premium spices and seasonings. They follow strict specifications to deliver a higher quality and more flavorful product. The Spice Islands brand is set apart by 4 quality points: Source, Spec, Volatile Oil and Process. They responsibly source their product from a network of farmers throughout the world. Spice…