Spring Edit // The revival of the block sandal

Hi Lovelies,

Finding the perfect spring sandal can be quite the mission. Let’s face it, while finding sundresses, shorts, rompers, and other spring attire nothing completes the look without the perfect shoe. When it comes to looking for the perfect spring clog, sandal, mule or whatever the choice may be a lot is taken into consideration when deciding what to break the bank on. I mean think about the color of the shoe, the cut, whether it’s a heel or flat, all goes into thought when picking the perfect spring heel (or flat for that matter).

I remember watching an episode of sex and the city, I forget what episode it was but charlotte had a foot obsessed admirer that gave her the most gorgeous pair of sandals for free; all she had to do was try on the shoes, and though the sandals was just shown at a glimpse I recognize the detail of that sandal down to the height of the heel. Most of the fashion that has made its way to our closets has been from the decades that we can’t stop revisiting, shoes are no different. The block sandal is the most selectable spring trend right now, and a lot of fashion seekers (including myself) are all on board for these blocked beauties.

Many designers are on the trend as well, Chanel, YSL, Jeffery Campbell, and other designers has spruced up spring with their many versions of the sandal and this is the square toe sandal everyone needs in their collection. And it’s not only designers many online boutiques, Qupid, Simmishoes, Boohoo, Public desire all have their versions as well for amazing ( all CAPS) prices. These square toe sandals offer comfort but style as well there isn’t an outfit that these shoes won’t style up. Here are few selections that I know are bound to turn heads!

Shop the Spring Edit

Shutz Posseni heel | Jeffrey Campbell Utopic Mules | Wild Diva Lounge Maze Heel | Charles by Charles David Leather Asymmetrical sandal | And other stories square toe booties | Open toe Sandals | Truffle Collection square toe sandals


Hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to like and comment on your favorite Spring shoe??

** During this time of quarantine surrounding the effects of the Coronavirus, remember to stay safe, and sanitary at all times; use this time for prayer, guidance and keeping busy**

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?

Touch in Sol | Mascara + duo chrome eyeshadow

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Hi Lovelies,

K- beauty have really been trending this year in makeup + skincare, trying new brands gives me an idea of what to look forward to with brands & products, well the brand I’ve reviewed recently is touch in sol. 

Touch in sol is a Korean brand, that was founded in Seoul, Korea. This particular brand creates affordable, fun beauty that showcases a variety from skincare to cosmetics. The brand develops products infused with natural botanical ingredients that are cruelty-free.

I have tested out 2 products from their inclusive line; first is a Voluminous mascara & the other is a dual duo-chrome eyeshadow.

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Stretchex stretch lash effect mascara

The Stretchex mascara is a volume infused mascara; enriched with silk protein to protect and elongate the lashes. I love this mascara the formula is not heavy & doesn’ t contain a lot of wax, no one wants spider lashes, this is a very build-able mascara, which you can manipulate how thick you want your lashes. The wand is curved and able to get each individual lash. The application is very beauty and the lash wear is impressive. I know we all been through the moments of taking off makeup, and the process can be long, but this mascara comes off with no problem; using something light like Baby oil, or Urban decay meltdown makeup remover gets it off super fast! super easy. This mascara is $22 USD, which falls in the price range of luxury brands. Now, is the product a bit expensive? yeaahhh, but like luxury brands, you question whether you’re paying for product or brand, in this case it’s both. K- beauty is a highly favored brand now a days, but as far as the product itself, it works as it advertise.

Metallist liquid foil & glitter duo shadow

Let’s chit chat on this product, liquid shadows have been the Gag! of the world of eyeshadow; and when you think about every brand jumped on the band wagon to create them from L’Oreal to Stila cosmetics, & K- beauty has joined the crew. Touch in sol have created foil/glitter duo shadows coming in various shades. The shades come in 9 different shades( swatched below) and the one I got to try was the shade Eldora, which was a pigmented Gold shimmer and a pressed gold foil.

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photo credit: Touch in sol

I really love the shade it’s really gold and creamy when applying, it does dry out a bit when blending, but as an all over shadow it works. The shadow has an angled doe foot  applicator, which allows a lot of manipulation in how much product is applied, so that’s definitely an advantage. The foil side has a flat spatula applicator to pack on the product, I really like this, just enough product comes out, but the fallout is so crazy, friendly warning! I would just say be careful, so glitter doesn’t get in your eye. I really like this shadow duo, it’s price is $24 USD, which is again a luxury price range, but you’re getting 2 shadow choices for the price.

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So what you think about K-beauty, have you tried the brand? Will you be trying the duo shadows? If so, “like” this post and “comment” if you love K’beauty……….

khadijah!

Becca |#BECCAbrighteyes

Hi Lovelies,

So if you’ve taken college classes, morning, noon, or night; you know the feeling, of not being energized and having to survive on that early cup of starbucks, but Becca cosmetics has provided a 3 step eye trick that will give us that trying-not- trying bright eye look.

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Influenster sent out a bunch of Becca bright eye boxes, for us beauty bloggers and enthusiasts to try and I was super excited. Of course, a new product hits the shelf, the first thing I do, do my research on youtube. 

After ransacking the internet, here’s what I found out.

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#BECCAbrighteyes comes with 3 products;

Becca Anti Fatigue eye primer

This under eye primer is meant for not only smooth application, but helps fight fatigue, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The first step, prep and prime the skin before concealer. The product is infused with Antioxidant, and green tea, which leaves the skin with a natural glow, and smooth feeling. This product retails for $32, and comes in a hand held compact. 

The anti fatigue primer, feels so smooth to the touch, I feel that the price is a little pricey, for the size, but the product itself is worth it. 

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Becca Bright eye Corrector

The corrector is concealer that neutralizes dark under eye circles. This retails for $32. 

The bright eye corrector is the 2nd step to achieving #BECCAbrighteye look. This concealer is creamy, and laid over the primer achieves a natural look, without creasing into your “designer bags” I really think the concealer works well, but I’m sure you can find any concealer that will work well.

BECCA bright eyes Setting Powder

Setting the face is the final step…almost there! After priming and concealing, time to set the eyes, to be sure your eyes do not crease throughout the day. The setting powder is very fine, which doesn’t cause chunky product to ruin the look. The setting powder is enriched with Raspberry stem cells, and Australian berries, that will give you that healthy boost of energy in the skin. The setting powder retails for $25.  

After using all 3 products I think the products work really well together, the price you’ll be paying for the entire kit is $89, Wheww, thank goodness for free samples. But I think you can find similar products for much cheaper, I recommend all products, but I think the star product is the primer.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you like reviews/posts be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” Also have you tried the #BECCAbrighteye 3 step kit, if so let me know.

These complimentary samples were provided by Influenster for review, all opinions were my own.

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