Dresslily Haul //

Hi Loves,

The year is coming to an end, and soon it will be bye-bye comfy sweaters and hello spring wardrobe, but I still have a few months before I hang up my coat and fur boots. I recently had the pleasure of trying a few pieces from Dresslily, whom I’ve worked with before. If you’re new to wholesale shopping; Dresslily is a wholesale site that sales the trendiest clothing of the season ranging from hats, to all sorts of accessories. Now let’s see what I got!!!!!

I brought 4 items, because fashion on Dresslily is inexpensive, but the dollas add up. First item I got was a Asymmetrical stripped shirt, when I first got the shirt, I thought it was badly stitched, and I paid for what I got, but after looking at the product over & over,I seen that it was supposed to look like that. The shirt is nice, the material isn’t bad, very soft and drapes great. The next few items were accessories, I brought a pair of wooden glasses that was only $10. In the cold season, a girl can never have too any beanies!! I brought this embellished beanie for $9, now I know it’s a little steep in pricing, but this hat was socute, and I even got creative, and added some pins to add a lil grunge-esque flavor to it. Lastly, I got 2 layered necklaces b/ silver. They both were about $4, if you grew up in the 90’s these necklaces are a must for your jewelry box.

That’s all for today, I know it was a little short, but there are more post to come! Be sure to like this post + let me know in the comments if you’ve shopped dresslily before, If so, what’s your favorite item you’ve purchased?

Under $20 Clothing & Accesories! Dresslily try on Haul!!

Hi Lovelies,

I’m back with another collaboration post to add to the collection! For the past month I have been in a recent collaboration with Dresslily, an online clothing & accessories e- commerce platform that sales affordable fashion, beauty, and other items. I have a few items that I have selected for the summertime especially, and all items are under $20, I know! So, grab your coffee & relax, because I’ll be showing you the pieces that I picked out. I will leave the links to the products in case you get an urge to make a purchase! I got you!

The first item is this Green bomber jacket that I brought for $19. This has to be one of the cutest jackets that I purchased off the site, it’s a lightweight material that is great for the summer weather, and the material is in no way stretchy; so I really encourage you to buy a size up. I love this jacket it is military styled and this green just looks great with so many color combinations.

The next few items that I have were all accessories, nothing too special, but what’s an outfit without shiny accessories!


I picked out this leather belt for $5. I really like this belt, I really have been into the whole retro mom jeans phase, and the outfit isn’t giving the feels I need until I have a belt & tucked in blouse.

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I also purchased these cute fishnet ankle socks for $4. I am slowly, but surely building my stocking collection, and I’m not talking bout Christmas! These fishnets looks so cute with highwaisted jeans; skirts, and other summer bottoms.

Now to the drip of the outfit! I purchased a few jewelry pieces. Like really, who doesn’t love jewelry? I brought 2 sets of layered necklaces; one set is a silver multi cross necklace that cost $3 and the other was a gold multi necklace w/ face art design for $3. I love these necklaces, they are so chic and just draws so much focus to your outfit. They are so feminine; yet edgy.

Lastly I brought some earrings a black pair of pin styled earrings for $1. These are so chic, I seen these so much and I had to have a pair, they are like edgy 90’s fad. Last I brought a gold ear cuff that just seemed beautiful to go with my set of piercings.

There you have it, a whole haul full of fashion and summer pieces that are guaranteed to have you dripping in summer style. I hope you enjoyed this post be sure to “Like” and let me know if you have heard of Dresslily?

Essence Makeup | First Impressions + Review

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Beauty on a budget, yes please! I always go back and forth on luxury items and drugstore beauty, but the thing is beauty does not have to be expensive to work. 

Essence Beauty has been on the beauty scene for a while now and from looking at beauty reviews from Tati and Laura Lee raving about the products, I finally broke down and tried some of their products. These samples are *PR so my opinions are all my own. 

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Lets talk highlight, I am a huge fan of glowing, but aren’t we all, the essence pure nude highlighter is a baked highlighter, which I like more for wearing daily because it gives you a subtle glow, but you still are LIT for the Gods. This highlighter is completely build-able and it doesn’t look cake-y when you’re building on the layers. I got the shade 10 ( be my highlight) which is a very beautiful golden champagne shade, this is definitely gorgeous for the summer, over your bronzer, just go crazy with it. This highlighter retails for $4.49 USD I mean SOLD

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I love drawing attention to my eyes, and I’m not completely a “lash girl” ( only for pictures) but bold lashes are my go to. Essences’ “I Love Extreme crazy Volume” mascara, if you love the separated lash look, this is definitely the mascara that you want to get. I have been using this for the past week, and the compliments are non stop. This mascara has a long applicator which allows to get every lash evenly, the bristles are separated evenly as well, so they don’t clunk at all. This mascara pacts on the volume and gives you that full of lashes look. 

I received 2 liquid lipsticks and a creme lipstick, which I’m so glad they sent a nude shade because, that’s literally all I wear in the summer. As a girl who absolutely Loves liquid lipsticks, I have mixed feelings about these products, I got the shades 04 (Showoff) which is a very pigmented Coral red tone & 06 (making a statement) which is a mauve-y pinkish shade. I know that liquid lipsticks can be defined in a ton of ways, but I think of liquid lipsticks as a matte finish, but they are both pigmented shades, and the shades I received were muted which is gorgeous, they remind me a little of the L”Oreal lip paints, which is great. The applicator is short, and comes with a flat doe foot applicator, which I’m used to longer ones, but I can get used to this, perfect for on the go. I really love the shades actually, I just think that calling it “liquid lipsticks” is a little misleading, I think that this product leans towards melted lipsticks or lip paints. None the less the shades are gorgeous and I will definitely more in the future.

Top ( Make a Statement) Bottom ( Show Off)

If you tried this product tell me what you think about it?

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I love pampering myself with mani/pedis, especially during the Spring/Summer because all the bright shades can be worn. I’ve tried essence’s nail polish before and talk about a small quantity that packs a punch.  The nail shade I’m wearing is “Club Hopper” which is a very Teal ( blue green) shade and It is so beautiful, The shade with one coat is gorgeous, a second just makes it pop. I really love the shade it’s super pigmented and very wearable in the spring season. 

Well that’s all for my mini haul/ first Impressions, WDYT?  Have you tried Essence Cosmetics? Did you like any of the products shown in the post? Let me know in the comments. Happy Easter

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SAG Awards 2017 | Best of the Red Carpet

Hi Lovelies,

The Sag awards has made its mark this year with empowering speeches, first time winners, Denzel Washington_ well deserved, cast reunions and a lot of fashion. I watched the red carpet before the prestigious award show and all I did is scream “Oh My God” and “Gurrrrll” all show with my Chai tea in hand. The red carpet was nothing less than amazing and I’m here to talk all my favorites.

The theme for the red carpet seem to be not only monochromatic, but lots of pale shades varying from white to fair pink, as well as daring bold colors, and fashion rebels who deviated away from gowns and rocked pant suits, which I love.

Thandie Newton, Sofia Vergara, and the lovely Janelle Monae all nominated women dawned the monochromatic print patterns. I Love when a celebrity wears black and white against the bold red carpet, to me its just very classic. Sofia did something new, usually she wears the Zac Posen fish tail dresses, but she wore something shorter, and fairly tame for her taste, at first I thought it was a bit boring, but then as she talked to Guiliana on the red carpet and I looked at her more and more, I like it more, it was gorgeous and different, she also brought husband Joe with her this time, Go Sofia. Janelle is known for rocking black and White gowns and outfits on the red carpet, but this dress (* dramatic pause*) this dress looked so gorgeous on her. She looked so chic and beautiful, the dress was tailored to perfection, and the embroidery was beautiful AF. I think between all 3 women my favorite had to be Janelle Monae’ she just took the cake and she won along with the cast for Hidden Figures, so Congratulations!!

I love an all white dress, if delivered correctly, and these 3 women never disappoint. Viola Davis, wore a bustier sleeveless gown by Vivienne Westwood, and as simple as it is,  its still beautiful. I love Viola, she shows up to the red carpet every time slaayying life itself. Kerry Washington wore this off the shoulder gown that went to see through at the bottom, she was serving Olivia Pope on a platter, and I was enjoying it. She just looked so good and has to be one of my favorites. Natalie Portman always looks amazing, she is the face of Dior and if you’re a Dior Girl you will never look bad on the Red carpet or any event in general. Natalie knows her style, she is very elegant, and has this regal appeal about her presence. I’ve always been a fan of Natalie Portman, I just love her, fashion, actress, everything wise.

Emma Stone wore Alexander McQueen in this beautiful flower embroidered gown with an illusion paneling, and this was so beautiful. Winner for La La Land, she looked so gorgeous on the red carpet, Any time there’s an award I always look for Emma Stone, her quirky personality is very lovable, and her style is even more fitting. I Love this dress so much it looked so intricate, and I’m a sucker for detailing, and this dress was definitely one of my favorites. Claire Foy was nominated and won for Television series The Crown, which is not a bad show, any show dealing with overpowering royalty, I’m for it. She dawned Valentino on the red carpet and looked as regal as can be. The black chiffon over the color and the collar was beautiful. I loved her embroidery for the neck down, the hem of the dress was nice, I love a gown that’s past your feet, or a really long train. Any ways both women were winners and they looked the part.

The lovely women in black, Octavia, Amy, Sarah, and Kate all walked the red carpet wearing black. Let’s start with Octavia Spencer, a nominee for Hidden Figures, wore a black gown with peplum detailing made by Tadashi. Octavia has always been a women to know her body, all her dresses that she has worn in the past and even at last nights event fit perfect. She always look so gorgeous and with the minimal jewelry and slick hair, it gave me time to admire her styling and beauty. Amy Adams wore a black gown with a plunging neckline, and she couldn’t look more beautiful. She turned a LBD into a success red carpet winner, I love her look. Sarah Paulson, need I say more, she always look amazing she kills it in American Horror Story, she kills it in The People v OJ Simpson, and she’s a winner on the red carpet. Sarah switches her style up and it never fails she wore a sleeveless LBD gown by Vera Wang. Kate Hudson, wore a see through paneling black gown by Dior. As I said, “Dior Girls” never disappoint. I love how Kate wore a slick back hair and minimal jewelry to make the dress the main attraction.

I Love when women come on the red carpet and they show up in a daring color or print. Naomie, Michelle Dockery, Yara, and Sofia Bush all dared to be bold on the Red Carpet. I really loved these women all nominated women slayed in bold shades. I think Yara Shahidi looked the best, I’ve been following her style since Black-ish and just like her character Zoey, she does not disappoint. Yara wore Naeem Khan and everything about this dress was just perfect.

Time for royalty, I saved these lovely ladies for last for a reason. Taraji, Emily, Kaley, and Julie all made a statement in pale shades and embroidery that could make you clutch your pearls. Lets start with Emily Blunt, being that she was on The Devil Wears Prada, I always expect her to dress in all the couture and just slay the carpets, and what do she do, she slays! She wore a very beautiful gown by Roberto Cavalli, and it so gorgeous. She looked so feminine and elegant, not that she doesn’t normally look feminine, she looked like a princess. I love this color on her, its a very seasonal color, and on trend right now. I really like the hem of her dress, as well as the fitting. Kaley Cuoco was styled by one of my favorite stylist Brad Goreski, who styles another favorite Sarah Hyland, Kaley dawned Marchesa in a sheer illusion gown with little detailing, she looked like a fairy tale, gliding the carpet, I loved this look on her. Another favorite was Julie Bowen who wore a gown by J.Mendel, and she looked super sexy, I loved the sheer paneling, and the intricate design detailing along her dress she looked amazing. And lastly, the star, the queen Taraji P. Henson, she was the best dressed on the entire Red Carpet. She wore a mauve embroidered gown by Reem Acra, and she werked!! Everything that she wore I loved the hair, dress, and jewels, she was just perfect. She won for Hidden Figures, which was an amazing, empowering movie for women and anyone, actually. Her speech was so inspirational and I felt every word that came out of this queens mouth, but staying on the topic of fashion. I think…I know she was best dressed, she showed a great amount of skin, everything fit perfectly. I loved everything about her and a style choice, PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT!!

Well that’s all for me and my opinion on last nights SAG awards best dressed. If you enjoyed be sure to “LIKE” this post. Did you see the awards? who were your favorites? Did you love Taraji P Henson Reem Acra gown? Tell me who was your favorite in the comments.

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