Take the Risk

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If these pictures make you wonder, yes, I still itch at the sight of tight jeans as I stated before, but unfortunately, they’re just unavoidable. As I was throwing this on to make a run to the store today, I remembered that it’s scarf season. There’s something about that extra touch a chunky scarf gives a casual outfit – and of course the cozy warmth it adds on cool days.

I’ve been on a bit of a spree with my posts recently and I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am. I learning that it’s really important to channel your creative juices when they start flowing, especially for something you enjoy doing, and just take the risk. No matter what.

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  • Jacket – H&M
  • Shirt – H&M
  • Scarf – (can’t remember)
  • Jeans – AE
  • Boots – Macys

This Little Loc of Mine

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Honestly, I don’t know who I think I am when it comes to my hair, but I’ve been taking risks like crazy (lol). Going natural was one of the best decisions I ever made, and amidst my journey of varied hairstyles, I fell in love with my most recent style – faux locs. They’re a rugged, natural look that I’ve never tried before, but I’m so glad I did. There’s just something stylishly primitive about them. I never feel the need to wear earrings – other than my middle hole – because I think they take away from the hair, but I love how the locs accentuate both a bare face and a face that’s fully made up.

It’s been almost a month since I got them done. They took my friend about 12 hours to do, which I’m still trying to understand how I was able to sit through, and the level of patience she has. Many have said that they’re really heavy on your head, but I wouldn’t say they’re that much heavier than box braids. They can get in the way sometimes during workouts and such, but really my biggest complaint is the lint that gets attached to the ends where the hair is roughest. However, that’s not enough to change my mind about keeping this style for a while……like a while, while (lol)

So to take care of my scalp while wearing the locs, I use a mixture of evoo, shea butter and coconut oil. At night I sleep with a silk or satin scarf as always to keep the hair in place, and I occasionally refresh with a dry shampoo from Suave. That’s about as technical as it gets!

xx

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Sweater Weather Nails

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Although I typically stick to the same nail colors year round – darks and neutrals – it’s fun to play around with different shades as the seasons change. I’m really big on nail polish, and I always wear colors according to my mood at the moment. It’s RARELY ever just “oh this is a cute color, I’m going to try it” lol. So right now I’m rocking Essie’s Twin Sweater Set, a really deep sultry red that also gives me a nice earthy autumn vibe.

I have some other colors lined up for the season, including two pretty pastels by Essie that I picked up recently and I’m dying to try. I’ve noticed a bit of a trend in pastel nails recently. Hopefully I’m in a pastel-ish when I’m ready to get my nails done again. The others are a blend of neutrals and darks that I collected over time.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I ALWAYS feel better about myself when my nails are done lol. What colors do you like to wear during the fall?

xx

(numbered randomly)

  1. Motives by Loren Ridinger – Very Sexy
  2. Essie – Cashmere Bathrobe
  3. Essie – Find Me an Oasis
  4. Essie – Lilacism
  5. Essie – Licorice
  6. Essie – Twin Sweater Set
  7. Finger Paints – Well-Cultured Pearl
  8. Finger Paints – Paint Me Happy

Me & My Boyfriend Jean

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Happy October everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the Fall season as much as I am, and I’m really looking forward to what this month will bring, minus waking up sick today. Thinking about it now, I have quite a few things on my bucket list for this month that I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get everything done – maybe I’ll share my list with you guys in another post?

So if it’s one thing about me when it comes to clothing, it’s that I HATE tight clothes, especially tight pants. Now, I’m not saying I wouldn’t wear tight fitted pants or leggings or anything of that sort, but if I could avoid it, I would. I literally start itching the moment I see a pair of skinny jeans or leggings! Hence my love for the loose, comfy, swaggy Boyfriend Jean. I couldn’t ask for a better fit or style than this pair I got from American Eagle. I know, I know, AE is a bit “high school,” but they’re truly one of the few brands I am guaranteed to get perfectly fitted jeans from, and their quality doesn’t disappoint. A plain white tee is what I usually go for on top, and since the weather is chilling I threw on my olive green military inspired jacket, and my red monochrome vans.

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  • Top – Plain white tee
  • Jeans – American Eagle
  • Sneakers – Vans
  • Jacket – H&M

Covered Up

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Hey everyone! I hope the past few weeks have been good to you. Ok, so quite a bit has happened since my last post, and the struggle to get a post done has been real! Between not having anyone to take pictures for me, to the weather acting up, to just being caught up in life’s impromptu demands. Amidst all of that, I had a really important event last week, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to document it, but I was SO determined to recreate my look from that day. Funny thing is, I actually went out and bought a cute dress to wear, but I just wasn’t feeling it once I got home, and my instincts told me that I just wouldn’t be comfortable in it for 12 hours. That’s how this outfit came to life, literally the morning of. The only thing new was my shoes. Oh! And my hair (lol). Yes, another hair change, but that’s for another post!

Thankfully, I was able to recreate the look as accurately as possible, with only the setting being different. Anyways, I’m hoping to get more live posts out in the upcoming week. I was able to get two shoots done today, but it didn’t feel right not shooting in the moment, if you understand what I’m saying. I want every post and/or outfit to be special, and even if it’s thought out ahead of time, it shouldn’t feel rushed. But, we’ll see how things go. Look out for some new videos as well! :)

xx

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  • Top – Zara
  • Skirt – H&M
  • Shoes – BCBG

From Dumbo to Park Slope

Brooklyn is an amazing borough – if not the best borough – and as much as I wish to live some place else at times, I LOVE finding new gems in my city. Everything from random little side streets, to neighborhoods I’ve never really gotten to explore, to restaurants where both the dishes and decor are equally remarkable.

This weekend, I managed to find myself right between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges in Dumbo. And I don’t know why I never really gave Dumbo the time of day before, but it was an automatic love at “first” sight on Sunday. I managed to snap a few outfit pics on a street, (finally got my on-location shoot lol) before heading over to Park Slope for dinner where I found my new favorite Indian restaurant, Baluchi’s. It was just an evening of discoveries! xx

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Everyday Make Up Routine

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Mornin’ mornin! Good day! Good day! Although I love my West Indian background and wouldn’t trade it for anything, I spent my Labor Day being productive indoors. I just can’t come to grips with how dangerous the parkway can be, but I’m sure people I know that were there had a good time and represented for their islands – Saint Vincent and Barbados in particular :) So among my productive tasks, I decided to break down my everyday make up routine. This is literally my go to look and what I wear when I don’t do anything special, especially no lashes. It’s a very soft and natural look, and I’m so thankful that my skin has cleared up tremendously making my make up blend so much better compared to a few months ago. The only thing I substitute sometimes is dark brown eye shadow for my eyebrows, as opposed to the Dipbrow. Eyeshadow is such a quick lazy fix (ha!).

Products used:
Sephora Perfectic Cover Concealer Medium |
CoverGirl Queen Collection Foundation
Cover FX Translucent Powder Medium
Bh Cosmetics Hollywood Palette
Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade  Ebony
Mac Foundation NC42 (brow highlight)
Make up Forever Mist & Fix

Watch the video here

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Black On Black

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Happy Sunday everyone! Just when I thought I had nothing to wear to church this morning, black on black made this post possible. And let me say that my dark outfit was no reflection of the wonderful service. Hearing The Word literally puts me back in check at the most convenient times. I don’t go to church every single week, but it’s crazy how certain parts of a sermon can really speak to you. In my case, I needed to be reminded that we have to experience tribulations and as soon as we feel that frown coming, turn it upside down and be joyous.

Anyways, aside from new endeavors, I’m really anticipating the dark earthy tones of Fall. I love wearing dark colors all year round, but sweater weather is my favorite time of year. And it seems to be making it’s way since it began raining out of nowhere right before taking these pics. Spoiled my plans for an on-location shoot, but I think we still got some pretty good ones! xx

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Top: Forever 21

Pants: Zara

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Purse: Michael Kors

 

Purple Passion Make up Look

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I made it a priority to experiment with some make up looks today and mission accomplished! I don’t know where the inspiration for the look came from. Maybe my purple bedroom had something to do with it? I think it’s a pretty simple look overall, and a nice end of Summer look, but I can’t wait for the colder weather and darker colors!

Products used:

CoverGirl Queen Collection Foundation | Sephora Perfectic Cover Concealer Medium | Bh Cosmetics Hollywood Palette

Bh Cosmetics Forever Nude Palette | Old Urban Decay Palette (no name) | Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara | Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade  Ebony | Mac Foundation NC42 | Make up Frever Mist & Fix | Ardell Lashes

 

DIPBROW & More

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I have really got to get on a schedule with my postings! Anyways, these newbies are a few weeks old, but I still wanted to share them with you. Better late than never, right? It might seem like a pretty random bunch of products, or not, but they were well needed additions, and apart from the Dipbrow, everything else was purchased with my fingers crossed. Especially since I ran out of foundation and the store decided to be out of stock of my usual. I don’t know if it’s just me, but shopping for a new foundation without being able to try it on is so nerve wracking! Thankfully my instincts pulled me in the right direction and led me to this gem, that is now my favorite foundation at the moment, and of course it’s a drugstore brand! Yaaaass! As for the finishing spray and translucent powder, who can resist the little random treasures that line the checkout at Sephora? I’ve never tried either of these brands, and I needed both products so I took the risk. So far, so good! The DIPBROW was a must, not only because I had to see for myself what all the rave is about, but I just needed a new brow product in general. The tricky part was finding the right color to match, but I settled for the Ebony in the end.

I don’t usually buy multiple products at once, so I’m still trying to work out more beauty posts, but I look forward to getting posts rolling more smoothly!

xo

 

CoverGirl Queen 3 in 1 Golden Honey

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder Medium

Make up Forever Mist & Fix

Make up Forever Mist & Fix

Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade Ebony

Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade Ebony

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