Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

This month I had the opportunity to attend my first VIB Rouge exclusive event. I’d never gone before because well #broke and I usually had to work. This time, though, I was armed with gift cards and so ready to play in makeup. The invite that was sent out showed some exclusive new items that I already had on my wishlist thanks to SnapChat and Instagram. At this particular VIB Rouge event, we were getting first dibs on several of the new launches. One highly anticipated item, in particular, was the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks which had already been making… View Post

Weight loss and Preparing for Something Greater.

This is not a sponsored post but only my genuine journey to win back control of my life. -Photo Credits: April Pershing Weight loss. It’s something I’ve talked about several times on this platform. Each year I try, make a little progress and then regress back to where I was. This time, I knew it was going to be different. It had to be different. I think the turning point for me was during the holidays when I realized that I couldn’t keep a watch on because it was just too tight. I honestly think I had a small anxiety… View Post

Just the Type of Boldness I was Looking For.

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ Boldness is not often a quality a woman would state as a requirement when listing her top must haves in a future mate. For me, however, I knew I needed a man that was strong enough to handle my intense personality.  One that could be the yin to my yang, as well as one bold enough to stand up to me when I started getting a little carried away. I wasn’t looking for boldness in a sense that they’d go out and fight a bull or ran 10K’s… View Post

MAC Cosmetics She’s a Model EyeShadow x9 Swatches and Review

MAC Cosmetics launched it’s Fashion Pack collection and with it came two eyeshadow x9 palettes She’s a Model as well as Runway Worthy . I have She’s a Model here to share with you which is a palette that features cool neutral hues with a pop of blackened teal and a bright yellow to had a bit of color. I like these smaller sized palettes because they’re perfect for throwing in a cosmetic bag and touching up or actually applying your makeup on the go.  She’s a Model contains nine miniature sized eyeshadows in a sleek black compact with a… View Post

Shrimp and Zucchini Vegetti

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been undergoing some lifestyle changes. I purged my closet and now use a capsule wardrobe and I even decided to do something about my weight by going on Weight Watchers. So far I’ve lost 25lbs and I feel and might I say look amazing. Although I’ve changed the way I eat I still like to enjoy great homestyle tasting meals with my family in friends so that we can keep the tradition of Sunday meals around the dinner table alive. I do this by switching out Carbs with delicious locally sourced vegetables to… View Post

Deets on the MAC Cosmetics Banging Brilliant Collection

I was wondering when MAC Cosmetics was going to join the ranks of other brands with their own version of rainbow lip color choices. It seem’s while several labels have played out wild crazy colors MAC has stayed true to their normal color range, although given us a little metallic grey here or a black there, but mostly for holiday releases like Black Friday. MAC Cosmetics Banging Brilliant collection changes all that a kaleidoscope of bright vibrant hues perfect for summer, spring, fall, hell for just being unique.  This line has lips, eyes, and cheeks with a few repromotes thrown… View Post

Headaches and Science Don’t have to Mix

I’m sharing #Advil in my life as part of an Advil® sponsored series for Socialstars™ #fastadvilfacts “There is a difference between mental work and physical work.” This is what my Dad said to me over dinner as we discussed my Ph.D. committee meeting that took place earlier in the day. I’d been explaining to my him that I was completely exhausted and felt like I wanted just to sleep for days.  He then went on to explain that the body can become more fatigued from work that requires more thinking than it can from performing a rigorous task. He was… View Post