Stay Stylishly Warm With These 5 Must-have Winter Accessories

Oh my goodness, were any of you hit by this recent snowstorm? We had three feet of snow dumped on us, and not only was there a ton of snow… it was really cold!Being stuck in the house for days means that all those winter sales were calling my name, ...more

7 Essential Tips for a Flawless Manicure

Last week I was almost locked inside my apartment due to a bad headache that lasted the entire week, but it's finally gone!On my blog, I usually do a Monday Manicure post, but today I thought I'd try something a little different. Instead of a ...more

10 Tips on How to Achieve Healthy Winter Skin

Follow these simple skincare tips for a beautiful and glowing complexion this winter season.  ...more

5 Tips for a Smooth Transition to Natural Hair & Luscious Locks

We're wrapping up our 3-day mini series on natural hair as provided by Curls Understood. I hope you learned a little something about showing your tresses some much needed TLC. If you're new to the natural hair process, these are the perfect ...more

How to Criticize an Outfit...Without Losing a Friend

As women we are often far kinder to our friends than we are to ourselves. We can spend hours criticizing our never-ending list of “flaws.” My hair is frizzy, my nose is crooked, my thighs look huge. We could go on all day, but when it comes to ...more

Sista, I Love You But I Hate Your Fake Hair

You may see it as a contradiction. I was even told off on Facebook by a fellow black “Sista” who was annoyed that I had made generalizations about Remy and other fake hair that is woven or glued onto the heads of so many of my girlfriends. She got mad, and I basically told her that just because I don’t like her hair, doesn’t mean I love her any less....more
Sister, this was so on point. I too question that the need to adorn one's head with something, ...more

Easily Create Your Own White & Pink Manicure

Hi, everyone! I hope you've all had a great evening with all of your loved ones. I spent my evening with my boyfriend and his parents. It was very chill, but it was really nice to have a relaxing night for a change. ...more
White and pink - great combination .. looks very cute :)more

11 Clever Ways to Make Your Hair Look Longer

Lustrous and long hair is a dream for many woman worldwide. You put a lot of effort into your haircare routine in order to boost length and give it the luster and volume you desire. Yet, the improvement you see is not enough to satisfy you. There's no denying that growing out your hair can definitely test your patience. It seems as if you have to wait for years before you actually notice a difference....more

Anastasia Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

A few weeks ago I bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00), mainly because I LOVED...more

Everything’s Coming Up Roses With LATHER Rose-Based Bath & Body Products

Press Sample My plans for Valentine’s Day this year are gearing up to be awesome. There will be a lineup of some favorite romantic comedies on Netflix (Amelie and Kate & Leopold!), popcorn (I’m obsessed with the Organic Popcorn With...more

Friday Favorites (2/12)

Happy Friday friends!! I hope everyone has had a great week! We are FINALLY on the mend from our colds which is a good thing - just in time for the weekend!! ...more

The Stunning Spectrum of the Borghese Eclissare Collection – Part 3

Press Sample We’ve talked cleanser, primer, mascara and lipstick. Now, in my final Borghese post I’ll be reviewing a few select items from their Eclissare Collection – Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette, $55, Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss, $21.50, and Eclissare ColorEdge Eye Pencils, $21.50....more

Valentine's Day Pictures

and I thought this was so cute to compare... 9 days old to 13 months old!...more

Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint | Swatches + Review

*If you’re just tuning in, this post is a continuation of the #liquidlipseries. Previously, I shared a collective liquid lipstick haul of what’s to come and I also swatched the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks.* Next in the series is Coloured Raine, which formula wise is my favorite of all the liquid lipsticks I own. The Coloured Raine Formula Buildable, thin liquid texture Easy to apply Extremely long wearing (8+ hours) Minimal product transfer Non-drying Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly for my vegans out there! ...more


Have you heard of Bonjour Baby Baskets? If you’re looking for a really nice gift idea for a new mom, it’s the perfect place. I love the idea of being able to create a basket and fill it with whatever you find on the site! ...more

Forty Days – Forty Items: The Lent Closet Purge

Forty Days – Forty Items: A Lent Closet Purge This photo has been making the rounds on Facebook and I find it positively terrifying. To see hundreds and hundreds of people share this, like this, comment on this, think it’s a great idea for themselves and their roommates and partners… it’s a clear sign that our society has TOO MUCH STUFF!...more

Hit or Miss? NEW Beauty Reviews: Drugstore and Sephora

So this past week I did something I've never done before on the blog: I took a break.In case you somehow missed me blowing up your Snapchat or Instagram, I was at Walt Disney World! Normally when I'm on vacation, I leave the blog stocked with videos and posts, but not the time. I was too sick the week before to do so ....more

wintergreen, va | swoon

from an outlook on the mountain we found a (drooling) snow bear the slopes apple cidery with fire pits and a view coolest snow bear I know Matthew and I recently got invited to head to the mountains with some friends and naturally, we jumped at the chance (partly because of the mountains and our friends, but mostly to visit with the cool dude in the glasses). The condo we stayed in was their families’ condo; it was so...more