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

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 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

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

Just before Christmas, I became completely fed up with my closet. Seriously I was just over it! I found myself wearing the same things over and over, and whenever I had to pack to go somewhere, it became this huge ordeal as I had to try on everything just to make sure it fit. So one day I came home from work, opened my closet door and told the clothes “yall ain’t gotta go home, but you gotsta get the hell up outta here!”. I then began the ultimate purge. Anything that didn’t fit or I wasn’t absolutely in love… View Post

*UPDATE** Make Up For Ever will be releasing extended shades of the Ultra HD Concealers. They are working on the formula to make sure it’s perfect for darker shades. Just before the Holidays, I received the newest addition the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Line. I’m excited to introduce to you the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealers and Correctors ($27), a revolutionary product made for 4K technology that visibly illuminates and brightens the eye contour.   The Ultra HD Concealer has a unique formula that focuses on correcting and concealing those troublesome dark under eye circles all… View Post

This post is sponsored by SocialStars and Lenscrafters. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me. #lenscrafterscrowd  I’ve been telling you all about some of the great features found at Lenscrafters and so this weekend I decided to test out all those features in person by visiting my local LensCrafters store and having an eye exam. Scheduling my appointment was easy. I just went online, found a LensCrafters in my area and made the appointment. I even got a text reminder a couple of days beforehand to remind me about my appointment.  When I arrived at the store checking… View Post