Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
I just wanted to share my squats story with you guys because a lot of people don't believe squats really work, but they do! When I lost weight initially, I lost a lot of fat from all over my body including my buttocks and a lot of my weight lost came from extensive cardio. Once I got down to a weight I was happy with, I decided I needed to bulk up in the rear area so I began a "butt lifting" regimen. I started by wearing my butt lifter garment during my thigh/butt workouts, and that helped lift my butt. While wearing my garment, I would do 30 minutes of different squat exercises and also I used 20-40 lbs dumbbells to add resistance. It took about 4 months to go from the picture on the left to the one on the right, but I am proof that squats really do work!!
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Monday, February 17, 2014
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I put together a few V-Day looks for your perfect date night out!
This first look is sexy and classy with a little bit of edginess. A black bodycon midi dress, paired with spiked pumps and matching handbag, and subtle black and gold accessories, would make for a classic date night look.
This look is very flirty and fun, the floral print midi dress is sexy but not too serious so this look would be perfect for a fun date night. Find a knee length printed dress, and pick your accent color to match your pumps and clutch. Simple and elegant jewelry, would pair nicely to a floral print dress to keep things simple.
This look is my favorite, it's sexy, chic and demands attention! Jumpsuits are no longer frumpy, and out of style! A nice skinny fit jumpsuit with a killer pair of metallic pumps would make your date fall in love (again). Adding a waist belt to jumpsuits gives you a sexy silhouette, and a plunging neckline with a collar necklace will draw the eyes up towards your face.
This last look is for a red hot date, if you want to "WOW!" your date go for a curve hugging, sexy red bodycon dress. My favorite color to pair with red is nude, when wearing red you don't need to do too much so a pair of nude heels with a nude clutch, and one bracelet will be perfect! Less is more when it comes to a sexy red dress.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
It's Super Bowl Sunday, and while a lot of women truly enjoy watching the game, I know I am not alone when I say; I'm just not interested! I don't watch football during the regular season, so I don't have a favorite team to root for and I just can't pretend to be interested in the big game just because it's the "Super Bowl". I personally would rather watch reruns of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, or do some online shopping, until the halftime show. I tend to enjoy the halftime performances and some of the commercials, but I'm not sure the 2014 Super Bowl will even have my attention during halftime this year (Beyonce killed it last year) so I am predicting the performances to be a bit boring.
Super Bowl Sunday, is about gathering together to enjoy greasy foods and good drinks...and for the guys, they get to see which team will go home with the Super Bowl trophy and ring. I'm predicting a win for the Denver Broncos, and for no specific reason I just have a feeling they are going to win tonight. While the game is on, I'll be on my social networks, probably cooking dinner, and watching a rerun of something on a different TV.
For my ladies attending a big Super Bowl Party, and you're clueless on what to wear try a cute and sporty look. You don't want to be overdressed to a sports event, but you certainly still need to look like a lady, so styling your hair and applying makeup is definitely appropriate. For your outfit go for jeans or leggings, a cute sporty top (you can find these numbered tops everywhere) and a pair of heels, boots, or sneaker wedges would be just fine. You don't want to be the chick in a mini dress, around a bunch of drunk and excited men. Keep it cute and classy, and I hope you ladies enjoy your big game day!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Beyonce opened the Grammys with a duet performance with her husband, Jay Z singing Drunk In Love and while some may say her performance was "not her best", she definitely looked amazing in her brocade and sheer Michael Costello gown.
Ciara was glowing in her gold Pucci gown, and she was sporting her baby bump with pride...finally! Ciara was certainly one of my best dressed of the night!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I have teamed up with Seva Beauty Roswell, to do a product giveaway for one lucky lady! The rules are so simple, all you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is follow Seva Roswell on Twitter and LIKE the Seva Roswell Facebook page!
One winner will be randomly chosen, and will win these products:
- Seva Brow Wax Splitz - Charcoal Wax
- Seva Brow Definer - Taupe
- Seva Dark Brown Waterproof Brow Pencil
- Seva Dual Brow Brush
- Seva Onyx Brow Pencil
- Seva Onyx Lash Luxe Mascara
- Seva Lip Gloss - Peachy
- Seva Lip Gloss - Red
Giveaway will run from Jan 25, 2014 until Feb 15, 2014 enter now!!!!
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Let me start by saying, I had no intentions on sharing this journey but I realized like everything else I share, this may help someone out! Now that's out of the way, I'll start from the beginning. Last year in May (2013) I decided to cut my natural hair, I cut off 6" to be exact. You ask why did I cut 6" of my hair off and the reason is because I was frustrated. I washed my hair, and looked in the mirror to see curls from the roots of my head to my shoulders and long strands of very straight hair at the ends. The heat damaged ends were so unhealthy, that I grabbed a pair of scissors, blew my hair dry and CHOPPED those straight ends off! After I cut my hair, I went into a mild shock "WTF did I just do!?" I looked at the hair on the floor, and sent a picture to my husband saying "OMG I cut my hair". I cried, but quickly realized it's just hair. I made a vow to be good to my hair, since I was on a healthy lifestyle journey I took a natural hair journey too. No heat at all, and I have kept it in protective braids under my wigs. I heavily moisturized my hair with Cantu Shea Butter, and also I took Biotin vitamins to help strengthen it.
Here I am 8 months later, and with 5" of new growth! I am happy with my progress, but I'm not done with my journey. I straightened it just for this post but it's going back into braids, and under my wigs. Once I'm at waist length I'll straighten it again, but until then it's protective styles for me!
Friday, January 3, 2014
Waking up to cold winter weather, inspired me to get a jump on Spring 2014 Fashion in hopes of bringing warm weather back sooner! I found a few trends, something new, something rolled over from last year, and something revisited!
Starting with something "new", of course nothing in fashion is new as it all comes and goes, and comes back again at some point. For Spring 2014 the button down shirt, is turning into a sexy accent to those crop tops, bare bellies, or tanks with the inverse buttoned shirt. Inverse shirt buttoning will be a trend that takes time to get used to, and you have to know what to wear to pull off this look. When Rihanna wore this Chola costume for Halloween, I'm sure none of you thought that would actually be a trend...well it is! The crop top took over 2013, and now you can cover up (slightly) with cute button up tops that you would normally leave a few buttons at the top undone, but you now reverse the process.
We all have t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, skirts, hats, and so many other pieces in our closets with words on them! Those pieces are still going to be trending in 2014, so don't get rid of them just yet. Wearing your "words" will definitely continue to roll through Spring and Summer this year, and you don't have to wear one word fashion, let your outfit make a statement...literally.
Although these are not traditional smoking jackets, the tuxedo style shawl collar jackets are coming back for Spring 2014. We saw a little bit of this trend a couple years ago, when Beyonce was spotted wearing her red and black tuxedo style jacket, but for the Spring you can expect bright colors, creative cuts, and fun fabrics.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
My husband recently took me out on a dinner date, and I wore this amazing red bandage dress that I purchased from Sears from the Kardashian Kollection. The quality of this dress is awesome, and the price was even better! I purchased a size small (I'm a 6) and it fit like a glove, with the exception of the bust area. The straps to the bust are a bit big, so if you have a small bust like I do you may need to alter it a bit.
I posted my outfit on my instagram and it looked so amazing, the official Kardashian Kollection page featured my picture which received over 12,000 likes...pretty cool.
Check out my date night video...