diy: Christmas present storage box

I have been wanting to do some DIY's on here for the longest!
I decided that this would kick it off and I will pick back up in the new year!
It's something about making (and actually liking) something by hand!

★ all black everything ★ holiday glam series 2014 ★

Man, it feels as if I was just writing about the beginning of this series and it's over all ready!
Can you believe it's been 6 weeks already?  Christmas is in 6 days!  Are you done with your shopping?
This week, I decided to try and dress this up.  I am not gonna lie, this was put together at the last minute!
My apartment complex is having all of these end of the year checks with our units and it's messing up all of my time!
I don't have the luxury of filming late at night while everyone's sleeping because I am loud, lol.

★ teal + gold ★ holiday glam series 2014 ★

Happy Friday ladies and gentlemen!  This week's Holiday Glam is opulent colors in the form of posh jewels!
I got this set from Fantasy Accessory Box about 2 or 3 years ago and I absolutely love it!
It's definitely a showstopper set and it also has a matching hair piece to go along with it.
I feel like this can't be worn on a regular day though.
The earrings OR the necklace, but not both together!
Holiday parties would be the perfect time to crack it out!

final update

So after all of the coloring, re-coloring, constructing, demoing and reconstructing, this baby is finally finished and to a place that I want it!  I am in total LOVE with this wig!  Every bit of work that was put into it was well worth it!

curls for days...

 Oh this unit is soooo gorgeous!  This is my latest beauty from RPG Show and it's item number NC003.  Pure gorgeousness!
The specs are 20" (stretched) and natural #2 hair color.
I dyed the roots a natural black color because y'all know I'm funny with certain colors!

look from holiday glam #4

I loved this outfit so much that I decided to write up a dedicated post for it!
I've had this skirt for about 6 or 7 months and I adore it so much!
I also have it a neon green color.  I decided to pair the opulence of this skirt with the simplicity of this boyfriend shirt.
I got it a couple sizes smaller so that it would fit better.

★ glitter lips ★ holiday glam series 2014 ★

Happy Friday Loves!  This weeks Holiday Glam is all about these glittery lips I did.
I absolutely LOVE the whole glitter lip look and I was excited to give it a try for the first time.
I think it turned out great BUT I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to photograph them.
Looks like I am going to have to do a little research on the settings and lighting to get the perfect shot!

★ bow & lace ★ holiday glam series 2014 ★

Happy Post Turkey Day guys!!
I am still recovering from the overload of festivities that occurred last night.
Did you enjoy your holiday?

update: #jessicarabbit red

Huest wanted to give you guys a quick update on the coloring I did to my Princess Hair Shop hair that I colored last month.
I knew my limitations and that red was way too bright for me, so I went in and made some adjustments.

★ tribal print ★ holiday glam series 2014 ★

Happy Friday Loves!  Welcome back to this weeks Holiday Glam post.  We are all about the print bodycon!  Now I'm pretty sure you guys are familiar with my comfort zone when it comes to fitted dresses.  One day, I'm good.  The next, I feel like vienna sausages stuffed in their can.  Well, today was one of those days with this dress.  I just love it so much though!  I just had to suck it up!

fall/winter lookbook

I have been trying to get these photos posted but (1st time) I was rained out.  (2nd time) Braved the elements only to delete them ALL while editing! *face palm*  This time I said forget it, I'm taking them inside and if something messes up, I can redo them.  Of course nothing bad happened other than my seamless paper shifting in some of the shots!

★ winter whites ★ holiday glam series 2014 ★

Can you believe it's that time of the year?  My husband that I was absolutely insane when I told him of my Holiday Glam series starting today!  He said "Well. what about Thanksgiving?"  I said "you don't have to really be all glammed up on Thanksgiving!" lol
I don't think he'll ever understand!


I am overly excited about the absolutely gorgeous bag that I purchased from BagJunki!  It's so original and unlike anything I own.  An awesome tidbits on the items from BagJunki!  They have been around for the last couple years creating 100% custom handcrafted bags that are different from the rest!  Yes, 100% HANDCRAFTED!  Can you believe it?  To have all of this talent, man, where can I sign up?!


So Target is doing it again with their next collaboration!  Target and Toms are pairing up to bring their oh so comfy shoes, clothing and some accessories to the public, in store and online.  The best thing about this is with every purchase, Target will donate a blanket, meals or shoes in partners…


This hair color y'all!  If I had the skin tone to pull it off would be absolutely amazing!
But I know my limitations.  The last couple years, I have stepped out of the box completely when it comes to my hair color, but this is just a WEE bit bright for me.

What's the next plan of action?
I am going to:


So I've been stalking JustFab's site, eagerly awaiting the release of these beauties.  If you remember reading my JustFab Winter '14 Catalog post, you certainly know that these were among my favorites in that collection.  Once they were available on the site, I pounced on them because I foresee these being hot for the season!

uncertain thoughts: pt. ii

If you guys have been around for a while, then you would know of a post I wrote title "uncertain thoughts" a little over a year ago, where I pretty much poured out my emotions in a not-so-long post.  We all have those days that are overwhelming, and at that point, I needed to vent properly.
Well, this is sort of an update on that.

sedona lace

I am so excited that I got new brushes!  I'm no MakeupDoll or BeautyByJJ when it comes to my makeup skills, but I do like to play in my makeup
(and I must say that I do fairly well on myself)! 

wind swept...

I know you're wondering why the word THOT is across this photo.  I've always said that this particular shirt was a THOT shirt because of the many inappropriate ways I've seen it styled!  No other reason, lol!  
Anyways, I decided to give this top a try finally and it turns out that I really love it!  It was especially to wear and shoot on this day because it was a windier day and that made for awesome photos!

all black everything...

My husband put this outfit together.  At first, I was against it because I am still not too comfortable with my body in a bodycon without undergear, lol, but he convinced my that it was all in my head and I shot these.  
(and that's why there are not too many photos shot)


I am super excited about this post here.  It's for a company called Adore Me and this company allows you to get sexy with it!
Adore Me has all kinds of lingerie and intimates for that special occasion or maybe you just want a pick me up!

double denim...

Fall!  It's here in full effect!  Beautiful red and yellow leaves.  That brisk feeling in the air.  Earlier nights.  It's here ladies and gentlemen.
So with Fall comes boot season!

justfab winter '14 catalog

Oh Gosh!  Where have I been?  I had no clue I was away from my blog for so long! :(
I wanted to come and share JustFab's Winter 2014 Collection and I am excited for a few pairs of these!
Let's dig right in!

fabfitfun I fall edition

FALL!!  Wow, it's really here!  I am such a spring/summer baby, but it's something about the fall that serves a refreshing feeling in my soul!  I sure do miss the summer days, but I will get over it.  Especially if I keep getting things like this AMAZING FabFitFun Fall Box!  I was looking into signing up for this subscription for a while and I am so happy that I have the opportunity to share it with you guys!!

altuzarra x target: my experience..

I woke up at 6 am, got out of the bed at 6:47 am (it took a minute), got dressed, ate a little, made my tea and was out of the door to one of my favorite places on Earth, Target.  Anyone that knows me knows that I LIVE in that place.  I am there at least 5x/week whether its just picking up a couple groceries or doing major damage to my pocketbook!  I got there at a little before 8 am and was the first person in line, while others remained in their vehicles.  I wanted to be the first to walk through the doors.  Walked in when I heard the doors unlocked and headed straight to the clothing section.

fashion drops: altuzarra x target

How excited are we about the Altuzarra x Target collaboration?  Two of my favorite things, Target (which I frequent ALOT weekly) and fashion!
The funny thing is that I thought that I had to work this Sunday, September 14th, which is the same day that the collection drops,
but as it turns out, I don't! (YAY!)



 This dress!  At first site, I was a little reluctant to this dress.  It's so different from anything I own.  But once I steamed it and styled it, I fell in love!  It's so sophisticated and chic, but so very comfortable!!  How can something so beautiful be so freaking comfortable?

irregular hems...

So I've seen this dress floating around in fashion cyber space for a while now and I've been wanting it for about that long.  I finally found one that is affordable (I couldn't see myself paying upwards to $75 for it!) and I pounced on the chance at it.

I've been getting kinda slammed for it being white and wearing it after Labor Day.  If that's all I have to worry about, then I am all good!

ooh wee! this volume tho...

So I have been rocking this Peruvian hair & closure from Glam Angels Hair & Closure Store and I just can't get enough of it!  It is so manageable and does exactly what I want it to do.
 I could't ask for a better unit!  Right now, it's due for a wash, but I just don't have the time right now with getting the kids ready for school next week and attempting to actually do a deep clean to my apartment (so not successful).

welcome to the jungle

Hey guys!  A little jungle action coming at you guys today compliments of my outfit!  This 2 pc. crop set comes from  Now when I got this, I was a little reluctant.  I did not think that this outfit flattered my figure at all.  I filmed a video a while back on it, but YouTube kept rejecting it, so I re-filmed over the weekend and this time, took pics and I am really starting to love it!  I guess I had to see it in photos because I wasn't feeling the top at first.  

oooh wee: peruvian straight hair • glam angels hair + closure store

Hey Loves!  Back with some more GAWJUS hair, but this time its coming from Glam Angels Hair and Closure Store!  I made a complete unit and I must say that this is the best one that I've made yet.  I still have more perfecting to do, but I can see the growth!

The hair that I have in from Glam Angels is their Peruvian Straight hair and I have (2) 22" bundles, a 20" and part of a 16" and from Closure Store, I have their Peruvian closure.  I absolutely LOVE this hair!  It's so manageable and easy to curl!  I am most certainly keeping this HIGH on my list!


Hey Guys!  2 in a row!  I've been trying to make my own snack lately instead of buying them because that never turns into a healthy choice.  Yesterday I made these delicious banana, peanut butter &  chocolate snacks and afterward, the kids asked for sandwiches.


Hey guys!  It's been a while since I posted in my Recipe Corner.  Today, I made one of the easiest, healthy but sweet tooth catering snacks ever, Chocolate Covered Strawberries!  The great thing is the only 2 ingredients you need are chocolate and strawberries!  Let's begin!

birthday meet & greet pics

It seems like I have been celebrating my birthday for a week now.  It was on 7.13, but I held my very first meet & greet yesterday, 7.19 at the one of the hottest thrift stores in Detroit, Thrift on the Ave, and used my birthday as the theme.  I love everything about this place.  The people.  The ambiance.  The location.  
It was a beautiful thing.

ooooh wee: hair color

little black number...

33rd birthday celebration/meet & greet!

So the day is approaching that I will be saying goodbye to the ripe old age of 32 and ushering in a new year of life! This will also be my very first meet up and it's a FREE one at that!   I'm pretty excited about it and I am welcoming you to come and celebrate with me!
The event will take…

little white dress...

kiss beauty haul

blue ombre #lilmsc week

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's such a great time of the year!  The kids are in their final days of class.  Summer is next weekend! I am so stoked for this warm weather season!! So is Caryss!  I got this amazingly cute dress from FabKids last week!  I missed out on the red/orange ombre dress an…