Hair, Fashion, Shoes, & Everyday Life

28 February 2012

Look for Less: Steve Madden vs. Qupid

Hey y'all! I was browsing online and came across these. Hello, lover!

These are Steven by Steve Madden Cathi. I was in love immediately! But for $179.99, I fell out of love just as quickly! Lol! Don't get me wrong, I still love the shoe, but not the price tag. I went on the hunt for a look-alike and found the Qupid Pulse-29 for about $30. As my luck would have it, they don't come in the same color as the lovely Cathi. 

Woomp Woomp!
Sometimes you have to pay for what you really want, right? In this case... I'll just dream! Which do you prefer?

Read More

27 February 2012

Love This Look

Now tell me that Serena Williams is not killing it in this dress! Work, girl!

Read More

WTF Did He Just Say?!

So I'm at my desk working today when a supervisor walks up. As he's approaching me, he says "Kunta Kinte. Mrs. Kunta Kinte." WTF?! My reaction was "What?!" A neck rolling what-the-f kinda what. Was he serious? Now to keep myself from getting upset, I just started laughing. He proceeds to say something about me going "back to my roots" and that he actually likes the "natural hair thing." Y'all... is he really serious right now? I still don't know if I should have been offended or not. He didn't say it in a rude way, but who calls someone Kunta Kinte?! I think he just doesn't have enough sense to know better! But really? Who does that?! What would have been your reaction?
Read More

26 February 2012

Stripes and a Movie

One of the things that I would really like to do on this blog is outfit posts. However, my lack of a decent camera and camera man may be an issue! For now, I'll have to work with what I have! 

Shirt: Wet Seal // Jeans: Levis // Blazer: Forever 21 // Shoes & Belt: Target

I know the picture quality is bad, but hey... whatever! Lol! Yesterday, I had a girls day with my mom, my aunt, and my two sisters.

We went to see Tyler Perry's new movie Good Deeds, which I really enjoyed. I love to catch a movie midday! Half price and no rowdy crowds! Oh yeah... I couldn't resist a bathroom picture!

Later y'all!

Read More

25 February 2012

Amethyst - Nails of the Week (NOTW)

Hey y'all! I got into nail polish a few months ago, but then I got lazy. I've never been the one to keep my nails painted. Mainly because I really hate dislike the size and shape of my nails, so I didn't want to draw any unwanted attention... lol! But hey... it is what it is and they are what they are! Now I've decided to try to paint my nails at least once per week. I'll let the picture do the rest of the talking. 

Wait... I have a little more to say! I love this color, but it is a little darker than I expected. For only $0.99 (from Walgreens) I can't complain. Later y'all!

*Random. I think it's funny or crazy when I look at a digital clock and the time is my birthday. (11/29 - 11:29). Yeah... that just happened.
Read More

24 February 2012

I Want...

These colored skinny jeans from Target!
 They're in my local store and they're only $22.99! I've been eyeing them for a while now and I've decided that I definitely need them! I foresee a trip to Target after work! Later y'all!

Read More

Get to Know Me

I always like to read random facts about the bloggers that I follow. In the words of another blogger (which I can't remember), I love to know the person behind the blog. So I thought it would be fun to share a few random facts about myself.

1. I love Clorox wipes! I always try to have at least one container that hasn't been opened. I've ran out once and don't want that to happen again!

2. I'm a people watcher. I think that's why I like reality tv and personal blogs so much.

3. I love photography. At one point of time I was ALWAYS taking pictures. My current camera (Nikon CoolPix S70) takes horrible pictures, so for a while now I've been stuck with my camera phone. I've just started saving for a new camera. I want it for the blog and because I'm interested in "real" photography. I would love to have a business one day.

4. My dream camera right now is the Canon T3i. I REALLY want that camera. But the price tag... whew!

5. My favorite college football team is Auburn University's Auburn Tigers! WAR EAGLE!!!

6. I love Chick-Fil-A. Can I get a number 8 - 12 count with water, 2 chick-fil-a sauce, 2 bbq sauce please?!

7. I love HARD!

8. I have no kids yet, but a goddaughter who I love to pieces! We share the same birthday. I think there's something special about that.

9. I love music... mostly southern rap and R&B. I've loved T.I. since I'm Serious... "do it baby, stick it baby!" Lol! Don't judge me!

10. I'm a Beyonce stan!

As I think of random crazy facts about myself, I'll jot them down and when I have enough I'll do another post like this. Later y'all!

Read More

23 February 2012

Hello Lover! Shoe Haul

Hey y'all! I haven't posted in a week and it feels like an eternity! There's really no reason. I've just been lazy. Now with that out of the way... here we go! Over the last few weeks, I've found some great deals on shoes! And we all know (or maybe you don't... but now you do) that I LOVE shoes!

 Remember this post about my first pair of Jessica Simpsons? Well I couldn't help myself, so I went back to Dillards and came out with these...
... Jessica Simpson Waleo in Cranberry. I LOVE this shoe! The color is gorgeous. I can't wait to wear these! Dillard's was still having their clearance sale, so I got these for only $31.15! Yeah, I know! Great deal!

Now comes Valentine's Day and my beau surprises me with these!
Yes, another pair of the JS Waleo in coral! He had no idea, but I've been wanting a coral pump for a while now! He definitely did an awesome job with these! I must admit I was a little ruffled that he paid full price! Hey, what I can say... I'm pretty cheap frugal. Nonetheless... I'm in love! (with him and the shoe!) He wanted me to wear them out to dinner that night. I had nothing that would do them justice, so I settled on all black. 
Not the best picture, but I hope you get the idea. 

One day I got the urge to stop in Target. I try to limit my Target trips since I'm always sure to find something that I want, but don't need! But I couldn't let these wedge booties go!
Mossimo Kloe in Olive
These have also been on my wishlist. I was just waiting for the right price and on clearance for only $20.68, these fit the bill! The next find was another shoe that's been on my wishlist. Leopard flats...
Mossimo Ona
Only $14 and that's regular price!

A couple of days later I visited a different Target and found these on clearance for only $8!
Mossimo Pearlie
The chunky heel is a big hit now, so I thought I would give these a try! 

There you have it! My want for shoes should be fulfilled for a while. Later y'all!
Read More

16 February 2012

Rihanna Goes Blonde!

Hey y'all! I wasn't sure if I wanted to do this post at first. I've only been blogging for a little over a month and this isn't usually the type of post that I do. But I figured hey, it is MY blog. So with that being said... I love Rihanna's new hair color! I also love this striped sweater. What do you guys think?

And can I also let it be known that she KILLED at the Grammy's with this dress!

Honey, GET YOUR LIFE!!! 

Read More

14 February 2012


I hope everyone enjoys their day!

Read More

Sunday's Hair

I'm ashamed to say that's it been over two weeks since I washed my hair! Hence this puff! It's definitely time to wash.
Read More

13 February 2012

Saturday's Hair

My bf and his family had a surprise party for his dad's 50th birthday. I'd planned to do some type of updo, but after seeing this hair I couldn't bear to put it up! It was definitely a good hair day! 

Read More

10 February 2012

Today's Hair

I am LOVING my fro today! It's giving me all kinds of fab! I got so many compliments at work! In the words of Tamar Braxton, "You better get your life, honey!" This fro is definitely giving me life!

Read More

Blue Ivy Carter

Another fact about me... I LOVE BEYONCE!!! Let me tell you! The woman is just all around fabulous! How excited was I when I went on Facebook and saw pics of baby B.I.C!!! I had to Google it to make sure they were official! If any of you care to see, or haven't already seen... 

Introducing little Miss Blue Ivy Carter!

Congrats to the Carters!!! She is gorgeous! I love Beyonce so much, I really feel like I know her! lol! I'm so happy for them! Photos courteous of Jay-Z's website Life + Times.
Read More

08 February 2012

Today's Hair

It's safe to say that the car is my favorite place to take pictures... lol. The lighting in my apartment is always awful and I need a new camera!
Read More

Cuticle Cream

 Let me start by saying I am one of those people who goes into a store (even if I need NOTHING from that store) just because there is a sale and buys things that I don't need just because they're on sale. So my local Kmart, along with others, is going out of business and of course I had to go check out the sale. (And call me cheap, but I think nothing should be only 10% off at a liquidation sale!)

 I've been thinking about getting a cuticle cream for a while now. My cuticles are extremely dry in the winter. Dry cuticles plus braiding and twisting hair equals a set of raggedy hands! I saw a blog post on a cuticle cream by Sally Hansen (I think) and I've been meaning to look up prices. Well... I found this on my KMart visit. 

Along with these...

I'd seen the cuticle cream in Wal-Mart before, but didn't care to pay $6 for it at the time. The "clearance" price at Kmart was $5.09. Since I love the Burt's Bees lip balm, I'm hoping that I'll be equally pleased with the cuticle cream. The reviews are awesome and it smells DE-LICIOUS! I've used it three times in the past two days. I plan to to use it nightly with the moisture gloves, starting tonight. I will give my opinion on it once I've used it for a while. Later y'all!

Read More

06 February 2012

Hello Lover... JS Bendie

I don't think I've shared on the blog how much I LOVE shoes! One of my favorite designers is Jessica Simpson. I love her shoes! Since I'm a frugal gal, I don't care to spend $80+ on one pair of shoes. That's why I don't didn't own a pair of Jessica Simpson's. Yesterday, my best friend/Godsister called to tell me that Dillard's was having one of their great shoes sales. Of course I put on my shoes and ran for the door! I was in Dillard's for all of 30 minutes and I came out with my new babies! In the words of Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)... Hello Lover!

Jessica Simpson Bendie in Cranberry/Maya Nubuck. The regular price was $89. The sale was 65% off so I got them for only $31.15! Now tell me that wasn't a steal! They've been out for a while, but I could care less about that! I was drooling over this shoe when it came out and I am now the proud owner! I can't wait to wear these! Y'all will definitely know when I do!

I won't tell y'all that was I walking around cleaning up last night... in these! Lol! Yyyyeeeessss! Later y'all!
Read More

05 February 2012

She's Back!!!

My hair that is! I've been wearing twists for the last month and finally decided to wear my hair down. I hate that it was oddly shaped on both pics... oh well! Later y'all!

Read More

01 February 2012

Round 2

I'm back with another smoothie attempt! This one came out a lot better than the first one. It wasn't quite as thick as a smoothie should be (but it wasn't applesauce I used 1/2 banana, 1/2 lemon, 1 orange, and 1 apple. I also used ice and a little milk. I used too much ice or too much milk... or maybe too much of both. Sorry... no measurements!

With the first smoothie, the banana was pretty much the only thing I tasted, which is why I only used a half this time. I used the lemon for extra taste and ummm... the skin was serious! I didn't have that problem with the orange in the first smoothie, so I wasn't expecting that at all. Next time I'll juice the lemon instead. Other than that it was pretty good! I wanted to add carrots, but I figured I should experiment with the fruit first to see what taste bests. Here's what I came up with! 

I plan to make one for breakfast in the morning and hopefully it will taste even better. My bf is gone to Walmart now to get a pineapple and strawberries! Those are two of my favorite fruits, so this should be good! Later y'all!
Read More

Maybelline SuperStay

Cocoa. It's not quite this dark.

SuperStay is the first foundation that I tried when I began experimenting with makeup a couple of years ago. At the time, I really didn't know anything about using a primer. With my oily skin that definitely wasn't a good thing. It would get very oily and that's the reason I stopped using SuperStay, even though it matched perfectly! After two years of continuously trying new foundations and shades, to no avail, I decided to try SuperStay again. I now know that a primer (a GOOD primer... which I have yet to find) is definitely required! 

This is the foundation set with a powder. I've also filled in my brows and done a little contouring. As it was two years ago, the match is perfect! My shade is cocoa.

I LOVE this foundation. Mainly because it matches without me having to buy and mix two shades. That is a hassle and I hate doing it! Since I'm so cheap frugal, I also hate having to purchase two shades of a foundation!

As for the oiliness, that still happens but not as bad or as quick. I still have to find a great primer. I've finally come to the conclusion that I will probably have to shell out a pretty penny to find a primer that actually works for my extremely oily skin. My t zone is the worst! Since this is a liquid foundation, of course it transfers. And obviously it doesn't transfer as much from the areas that aren't oily. While we're on the subject, if you have any recommendations for a great primer, PLEASE comment below! 

Overall, this a great drug store foundation for a great price! I purchased it from Walgreen's for only $10.99 and I will definitely purchase again. If you're a beginner looking for a liquid foundation, I would recommend that you give SuperStay a try. If you have oily skin you WILL need a primer. Let me know how it works for you! Later y'all! 

Read More
Powered by Blogger.

© 2011 All Things Me, AllRightsReserved.

Designed by ScreenWritersArena