Classic Modern Style with Talbots!

Black woman wearing Talbots Audrey Top in Black

Are you really living your most festive life? As I have focused on evolving my life in 2018, I have worked hard at doing it in all areas. Fashion will always be an area that should change. If you are still rocking items that don’t really serve you well then you can change that. I’m so passionate about helping you’re live well master your fashion. My ultimate goal is to look like money and have an effortless classic modern style. The feelings of impeccably curated items that are tailored to my unique body, as I am over the trend of looking the same. As a woman, I crave for the freshness of sophistication.

If you are holding on to outfits, attitudes, and beliefs that don’t make you look the greatest then it’s time. Change is hard. However, remaining stagnant no matter what the cost of changes is harder. I can write a book on remaining stagnant out of the fear of the work. It’s awesome when you start something new and see the changes. It’s like this, if you’re wearing a weave that is a year old and take it, you know you will have some major issues. Same goes for holding on to things including bad fashion.

When Talbots reached out to me, I was so giddy and may have shed a few thug tears.  Now many may think Talbots is an older lady outfitter. I went a few months ago and was amazed at the quality pieces. As a plus size woman, I believe in having great pieces as I need more support. Material and cut quality can make or break an outfit for anyone but especially for the plus size lady. Working in corporate and also developing my consulting firm, the need for great investment pieces is essential.

When I invest in myself it’s the most enriching feeling in the world. All your goals and festive living are just outside of comfort. And I want to tell you a secret, you ready? Nothing you do is guaranteed except if you don’t do anything. So if you want to get healthy or start a new job, if you don’t do anything you’re guaranteed of what will occur. So enough chatter here’s the look!

The Fashion

The moment I laid eyes on these pieces I was an oddly drawn to them. I am not someone who typically rocks a lot of denim but as of late have been on a cute jeans quest.  I like my jeans either skinny or wide leg., nothing in-between. You have to know your body well to know what works and what doesn’t. I also have been on a clothing construction kick, so learning about the different cuts have been very helpful. I have a long torso and short legs so high rise pants are my friend.

 

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5 Spring Beauty Must Haves for the Busy Professional

 

Spring 2018 is here and it’s a perfect reason to update your beauty game. I have played with a lot of new goodies and some old hits as well. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to items that work. I tend to look at products I’m always reaching for and make me feel bawse on the regular. Being someone who not only blogs but also holds a professional role and is an entrepreneur, I need products that go the distance from catching a flight to sealing the deal over cocktails.

Just like your Spring cleaning, you should make sure everything you have is actually something you can use. I know when working with some of my beauty clients, people tend to hang on to products just to have it. If it’s not adding to your life then it needs to go.  I often will give products I don’t love to family and friends or if it’s a lot, I will donate to a local women’s shelter in order to spread the joy of beauty!

5 Spring 2018 Beauty Must  Have’s

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Traveling Beauty Must Haves: How to look like money with limited products

Back in March, I had another luggage scare because of American Airlines. I was tired from yet another work week on the road. To my fear and horror, once I sanitized my seat on the plane, one bag was logged but not the other. I look at my luggage like my kids so one of my children was not accounted for.

I am a lover of beauty and looking marvelous no matter where I am. The plane ride home was the longest 1 hr and 54 mins of my life. I was so thankful to see both bags appear on the baggage claim. After recovering I thought long and hard about this risk. Each time I check a bag it could be the last time I see them. Now, this may sound hella dramatic over beauty products, but for me, it was a great wake up call. I don’t want to sacrifice my best makeup for a job I’m not in love with.

To help recovery from such trauma I took it to the streets and found myself at Ulta. I wanted to find products that are compact and delivery results but more cost-effective.  The struggle for the girl who enjoys looking her best is making sure product quality is on par.  The days of drugstore products being below the standard have changed substantially. I love Ulta as it gives me the best of both worlds, the prestige lines, and the drug store.  I made a game plan of items I knew I needed in order to not skip a beat while out traveling.  A neutral eye is always going to be your best bet especially for professional trips, your base must make you look well rested and the tools of the trade don’t have to break the bank but must deliver.

Travel Beauty Must Have’s

Eyes

I found the Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe palette gives me exactly what I need to create my classic look and for only 12 dollars I couldn’t pick it up fast enough. I have been able to create my classic look with ease. The variety of finishes in the palette allow me to create that neutral look but then the shimmer shades allow me to add a bit of sparkle when I’m taking my look from day to night. Read more

My Skin is Magik: The Better Skin Co Review

I love getting goodies in the mail especially when they are skin care goodies. I was sent products from The Better Skin Co to test out. I admire the story of the owner who came over to the US and put her stamp on the beauty world. Ladies, never ever feel what you know can’t be used to help others.

About the Brand

They are Paraben, Surfactant and Gluten Free and Vegan. I tend to like products that aren’t chopped full of toxins as much as I possibly can. Each product is fast acting and helps to prevent skin issues like acne and dehydration from re-occurring.

Price points are between 18-68 dollars and they just recently launched at Ulta.

The Product Review

Mirakle Cream

I tried this product first as my skin is still recovering from the brutality that is Salt Lake City, UT and almost a month in Connecticut. I have what is considered combo dry skin. I applied this cream after doing my nightly routine and felt my skin was still a bit parched.

 

the better skin co mirakle cream I noticed an immediate boost in my skin moisture levels. I have tried a variety of creams from the low end and high end that doesn’t always hit the bill. I prefer creams that are moisturizing and not greasy. I felt this cream did its job of penetrating the skin and making me feel supple.

My initial review of this product is stellar and I want to continue using this to see i

 

f it lives up to its claim to help decrease hyperpigmentation.

Lava Magik

This is a unique product of the line to me as it’s a 3 in 1 product that can be used as a cleanser, scrub and mask. As someone who is learning to be a minimalist with travel, using products that serve multiple purposes is awesome. One of the claims of the product is that it helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. As someone who gets the occasional hormonal outbreak, this really made me happy.

 

The product also helps to prevent acne outbreaks, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to minimize pores, blemishes and re-texturizes the skin. With Spring being in full rotation, I have opted for a more 2nd skin finish which means using less full coverage foundations. If your skin is smooth and supple your foundation can thrive, if not then it will have a lot of issues.

Zit No More

Me and stress no each other real well. When I am stressed to the max my skin lets me know I’m out of order. Listen to your body ladies as it speaks very clearly. This product is a great acne treatment.the better skin co zit no more

I love products that help dry out stubborn and sometimes painful acne bumps and harnesses the greatness of essential oils such as Tea Tree, Rose Hop, and Rosewood. It also has a special technology to help protect skin from environmental pollution, especially since I’m always being introduced to foreign areas.

I love a great day, especially for great skin care products. From 3/18 to 4/7, ULTA.com will be offering TBSCO’s Lava Magik at 40% off as part of their 21 days of Beauty promotion.

Spring Fresh: How to get the that face in 20 minutes

The birds are chirping outside my window on this bright glorious morning. I have a meeting with a potential client for my consulting firm later this afternoon. As I do some daily self- reflection I notice I feel uninspired. As someone who is constantly burning both ends of the candle, I run the risk of burnout quite often. This is the plight of many women out there especially those who are aspiring entrepreneurs or those who are on their corporate ladder grind.

Makeup is often seen as a luxe item or optional item, however,  I beg to differ. What you invest in, will produce results. I invest in my appearance and personal development in return, I have grown by leaps and bounds. You don’t have to be rich to look it. To advance in life how you package yourself matters.  As a black woman, it’s easy to put on this mule mentality where you don’t take the proper time to care for your own needs. Being someone who is transitioning from that mentality, it hasn’t been easy but I know I’m worth the time.  If you plan what is important to you, you will see results. If you want to see a better you this is the perfect time to start investing.

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