Thursday, June 6, 2013

Who Would Deny King Bey?

I'm going to keep this post short and simple. Lord knows, I come and go on this blog. I thank all those of you who continue to support - it means the world. If I could thank each of you personally, I honestly would.

King Bey said it best back in '06:

...Every woman got one...Shut it down when the time comes
...Pull out the big guns..and put your freakum dress on...

This is a dress I pull out when I don't have the time to think about color schemes, patterns or matching shoes. If it's a sexy, festive occasion, this dress always fits the script. The dress is actually from Dots; to my surprise the quality is incredible. I have had the dress for three years and it has served me well.

 Click here to check out my video in the dress.

Dress: Dots
Shoes: Torrid
Earrings: Local Boutique
Ring: Dots


sidenote: Perhaps I should do a post on the many ways to approach the little black dress??

Sunday, April 21, 2013

For the Cooler Spring Days

Here is an outfit of the day from a few weeks back. It was featured in my basic smoky eye tutorial mentioned below. Enjoy these still shots before feasting on the actual video!

Get a Better look by watching me in live action here. Make sure to watch in HD! 

Outfit Details

Blazer: Jessica London
Belt: Asos
Tunic: Macy's
Tights & Ring: Dots
Earrings: E-bay
Boots: Wet Seal 
Bag: Thrifted (My mom's from waaaay back in the day) 



A Few Words

Hey All,

It has been a crazyyyyyyy week here in Boston. I have lived in this city my entire life (minus the time I spent at College - 45min away) and have never experienced nor could imagine anything like this ever happening here.  I thank God for his bountiful blessings and his endless mercy. My heart mourns for those whose lives have been forever changed by the events that took place this past Monday and keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.



Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Basic Smokey Eye

I don't know about y'all but I didn't learn how to apply makeup until the end of my senior year in high school - Shocker, right? Girls these days are master makeup artists by middle school! While I can now easily beat a face, I didn't initially learn out of sheer interest - Prom was swiftly approaching! I searched Google for the perfect look and decided that a smokey eye would set me apart from all the 'basic chicks' at my high school (I kid, I kid, I joke!). Any-who, I learned how to apply my foundation and how to get a simple smokey eye from a makeup artist at the MAC counter. It's been several years - thus I have PERFECTED the basic black smokey eye...and now you will too. Check out my YouTube tutorial on how to achieve a smokey eye in a matter of minutes. It's the perfect fall back look when you just don't know what to do on a night out. I promise you'll love it!

Click here for the tutorial

Product List:

Foundations: Revlon ColorStay (Cappuccino), Stila Natural Finish (L), bareMinerals (Golden Dark)
Blusher: Apricot Color from an old kit
Contour: L'oreal HiP Shadow Duo Brazen (dark brown side)
Highlight: Black Radiance Concealer Stick (1008), bareMinerals Warmth
Powder: bareMinerals Tinted Mineral Veil, bareMinerals Foundation (Golden Dark)
Mist Spray: My own special concoction...I'll have a post on it soon lol!

NYC Mod Quad (857B Go Go Green)
Shimmery Black Shadow (no name: from CVS)
Medium Brown & Shimmery Beige Shadow (from same kit as blusher)
Nicka K Liquid Eye Liner
Nicka K Mascara
Black Liner Pencil

Amuse Lip Pencil (Cocoa)
Revlon Colorburst (Soft Nude)

Check Out my Exclusive Android Photo Shoot! 

Many Kisses My Loves,

Till Next Time,


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"I Knew It, I Knowed It!"

I don't know where I heard the title of this post (Madea Maybe??) but it definitely applies to how I feel about this Clevver Style interview with Keke Palmer and her stylist. As you all know from a previous girl crush post, I love Keke. She is young, multi-talented, beautiful, driven and has a style all her own that is to be reckoned with. As the great BeyoncĂ© once said: "...[she] may be young, but [she's] ready...", as you will see from the video below. Keke knows what she wants in terms of making a statement with what she chooses to wear. Her stylist, Melis Kuris, who has been working with her since her tween years, has continued to help grow and expand her image from Nickelodeon fave to young hottie. The two make for a dynamic duo.

Honestly, I also just love to hear the story behind the scenes - minus all the glamour, flashing lights, red carpets and possible photoshopping. They also spoke briefly about the importance of comfort and compatibility in reference to wardrobe, makeup, and hair styling.  It may be a good watch for those of you who may be looking into the wonderful world of styling...

Enough of the for you self below!



Monday, March 11, 2013

A Product of My Neglect...

I know winter is pretty much over, but I recorded a winter look-book a while back and it wouldn't be fair if I didn't share it with you all. It features what I call statement pieces. The idea being that you can take any outfit from simple to remarkable by throwing in one element that is sure to stand out: a glamorous scarf, a varsity jacket, a chunky necklace...the list is endless. Check it out below:

Outfit Details 

Look 1 & 2:
Sweater & Tunic (worn cropped): Dots 
Leggings: Fashion Bug
Boots: Wet Seal
Scarf: Thrifted from the mom

Look 3:
DST Cardigan: JC Penny (Men's)...custom made 
Leggings: Dress Barn 

Look 4:
Blouse: Lane Bryant
Jeans: Fashion Bug
Oxfords: Target 

Bold Hugs,


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

High-low...Tie-dye...Everything Sexy OOTN

It has been so long since I made an outfit post! Forgive me, please.

Here are some stills of the outfit I wore when last I played dress up. I just love this look! It's simple, yet sophisticated and sexy. And don't get me started with that high bun...

Click here to see the video live on YouTube. 


Earrings: Local Indian Boutique
Cocktail Ring: Dots
Bracelet/Bangles: Naija
Blazer: Fashion Bug (One of my throwback staples)
Top: Asos
Black Skinnies: Dots
Clutch: Nordstrom
Wedges: Payless

Bold Kisses Babes,