Pur Cosmetics Cameo Contour Sticks on Medium Brown Skin

I’m always intrigued by products that come out strictly for highlighting and contouring. There are so many degrees to mastering this technique and most of it depends on the type of product you use. I typically highlight and contour with powder products because I tend to not like to use products that are super heavy, but when I’m going out for a date night with the hubs or hanging with my friends I like to use products that are a bit denser. Kind of like these Cameo Contour Dual-ended Contour Sticks by Pur Cosmetics.   Dual-ended Contour Sticks aren’t new… View Post

Winter Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Style One.

Now that I’ve shared with you all the items from my winter capsule wardrobe I had the grand idea to start snapping pictures of each outfit as I wore them. However, there is one slight problem. My husband leaves super early in the morning for work and I haven’t even budged from the bed before he’s out the door. To remedy this, I had the grand idea that I would shoot my own OOTD photos. I mean I have a tripod, I have a remote control for my camera and I have lights. How hard could it be?  For my… View Post

Stylish Accents with Jonathan Adler and Motorola

When it comes to home decor I’m a sucker for accent pieces. Accent pieces allow you express your style without a huge overhaul or remodel.  I’m a sucker for metallics as you can probably guess from some of the pictures below. In my studio, I’ve paired gold accent pieces with pink and cream to give it a soft feminine chic feel. I keep a lot of smaller items on hand for staging. Even though they’re used for staging they still tie in with the overall vibe of the room so that I’m not having to put things away after a… View Post

New Years Energy Savings with Direct Energy

When my husband and I first started to get a hold on our bills one of the first things that we did was take a look at our utility bills. Utilities are huge money guzzlers when it comes to the budget. We knew we really couldn’t do anything about our water consumption, but we could do something about our cable and electricity. By calling the cable company, we were able to knock our cable bill down by 50%! The next thing we focused on was the electricity. We decided we would make a conscious effort to use less energy around the… View Post

Three Things Beginners Should Know Before Going Couponing + GiveAway!

So you want to learn how to coupon? Couponing is a great way to say money on household essentials. If you’re new to couponing don’t worry. Here are a few simple steps to help you jump start your coupon journey. Step #1 Buying Sunday Newspapers Most major newspapers papers carry coupon inserts and sales ads every Sunday. The quantity that you need will be dependent on your household. For example, if your family has 3-5 people I recommend you buying 4-5 new papers. This will ensure that you have the same coupon at multiple times, which will allow you to… View Post

My Completed Winter Capsule Wardrobe

My Winter Capsule Wardrobe is finally put together and I’m so excited about and the fact that it’s going to make my life unbelievably simpler in the mornings.  No more going to my closet trying to figure out what I’m going to wear only to find myself reaching for the same thing 10 minutes later. With this wardrobe, I can walk up, see what I have, put together an outfit, and be on my way. Getting dressed takes less than five minutes and I actually look like something! Since, I didn’t start putting together my winter wardrobe until after Christmas… View Post

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 for that Perfect “No Makeup” Look.

I am a huge fan of Nars foundations, you can check out my video review of their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation here  so I when I received the press release that there was a new skin tint being released I jumped for joy. Us brown girls have a hard time finding skin tint’s and BB cremes that actually blend and work with our skin tone, but when it comes to foundations Nars has never let me down. So without further ado let me introduce to you to Nars VELVET MATTE SKIN TINT SPF 30 1.7oz $44 The NARS description… View Post