Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Best Hair of the Week - Monica

Can we discuss Monica's hair? I love, love, love it! The loose curls are classic and the look can be achieved by wrapping the hair around your curling iron and holding it for a few seconds. I spray a little oil sheen on my hair while its still wrapped around the iron. Then spray a little holding spray. NOT Pump It Up but a holding spray.





Spring Jackets

spring jackets
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend Outfit -February 17th

So it's ugly dress season at Ross, just in case y'all were wondering. But amongst the sea of ugly, I found this little gem. I love the tribal prints and this dress was only $8. I paired it with a cardigan and belt thrown over a pair of leggings. Then added a lime green clutch. I did a quick face, but went a little overboard with the bronzer. A few people asked me how much time I spend at the beach because my skin color is amazing. I felt a little embarrassed but nevertheless looked good.

Spring Skirts

spring skirts

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spring Dresses

Spring Dresses
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Spring Fashion

Spring approaches...Are you ready? I will be posting one Spring fashion guide everyday this week. What fashion item can you not live without in Spring? I live for dresses during Spring.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day - Pretty Ricky - On The Hotline (video)

Surprise



I want to thank everyone that participated in my first giveaway. I've decided to also gift one MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass! I love this shade and wear it religiously! 

Congratulations Alonna!!! Check your inbox for my email and make sure you send me a picture of you wearing it. 


$25 Victoria's Secret Gift Card Winner

And the winner is......Stefanie Gladden!!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

VDay Gift Guide - Men

I can't believe I forgot about the Fellas. Ladies, Valentine's Day isn't just for us. Make sure you get your Boo-Thang some nice.


                            VDay Gift Guide - Men

A/S/L

The year was 1997, my cousin Tiana had just got a new computer and on that computer was AOL. Me and my cousin Taneisha had no clue what it was, but we need knew it was something good!

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We started chatting and have been hooked ever since. Years have passed since that first taste of online chatting. I have been on everything College Club, BlackPlanet, MySpace, tagged, Facebook. You name it, I've tried it. For me it was exciting, it was something new.  I remember going to Black College Weekend and seeing a lot people I chatted with online.

So are we still Internet dating in 2013? If so, what sites are we using now? Is there an age limit? And why is there still a taboo about online dating? I remember when a past coworker was having a baby shower, we all were excited about it until she said she met her new boyfriend on Plenty of Fish! We all had the same face, that 'you really met a guy online and now your having a baby with him' face.

I have yet had a bad experience with meeting people online. I have also met a few people, but I was ready to judge! There was a lot of side eye and smart comments about that coworkers situation. So my question about online dating is, Who's still doing it and what sites are you using?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Beauty Products Under $25



Everyone knows I love beauty products and will try anything at least once. I believe the foundation of youth can be found in a jar and/or tube. Here are some of my favorite products under $25.

Favorite Grammy Looks




Friday, February 8, 2013

Grace Jones



If androgyny had face voice or smell it would be Grace Jones! Model, singer, actor, she has done everything.




Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wear Red - Plus Size Edition

Jill Scott wearing that vibrant red dress to the Black Women in Music event has inspired me. Now, us Big Girls tend to stay away from wearing red pieces. No one wants to look like the Kool-Aid character in heels. But we need to step out of our confront zones and embrace color.


Jill killed it in that red dress and i'm pretty sure I can too! Check out the plus size friendly red dresses I've pulled.

My name is J-I-L-L S-C-O-T-T


Jill Scott at the Essence Magazine 'Black Women in Music' event. KILLING IT!!!


Valentine's Gift Guide - $400 and under

Valentines under $400
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              Fellas, I hope you're paying attention...

VDay Accessories

           Bold VDay accessories that will make any ensemble pop!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MAMA


I just finish reading Mama by Terry McMillion. I have never identified with a character in a book as much as I identified with Freda, minus the coke habit and being an alcoholic. That feeling of you don't want to end up like your mama is so real to me. I love my mother, she is my hero but she never wanted her life to be mine.  Its not funny how much of my own mother is in Mildred. Her advice has always been there. And like Freda I took the advice of my mama.

After reading the book so many questions are on my mind, like"why do black women push their daughters so hard?" Just like Freda, failure was not an option for me. Becoming a black women with a strong mind, a good work ethic, who becomes more than a factory worker was what I heard growing up. "Go to school Dayna, finish school Dayna." Yes it makes you strong, but at what cost? I now work 10 hours a day, why? To say, "I don't need a man to do shit for me." To say, "My hair cost more than some peoples rent." Because I don't need a man and i do have expensive hair. Just like Mildred, my mother taught me to never rely on a man. Her motto "rely on yourself and you will never have a hungry day. Rely on a man and count your meals."

Just like Freda I took my mothers advice. I'm doing very well for myself however I to woke up on my 30th birthday missing something. I can't put my finger on it, but i know I'm missing something. Then I look at the women who do rely on a man, who's to say their life is not fulfilled because they don't have expensive things around them? Who says that girl who has never left her small town is missing something. Just like Freda I'm starting to question my mothers advice.

Was she wrong? In her eyes I'm fine but to myself I feel like I'm the one that's losing. She is proud of me, but am I proud of myself? Just like Mildred, when Freda does anything she brags. My mother is the same way. She has turned me into this uppity woman. Maybe Prince Charming comes in many forms. His castle may be a tiny apartment & his white horse may be a hoopty. Do i need to look beneath the surface. Maybe all the forest animals are his many kids. Why do I think I'm too good for him? Cause my mama said so.

Then i hear her telling me "life & the relationships you form with people are a lot better when u don't seek the approval of others." But that's a damn lie, I seek her approval on things and her opinion matters. Why, cause she is my mama. (Sigh) the only mama I will ever have.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tina Turner

You better be good to me! Tina, Tina, Tina! Those legs, that figure, that face, you are perfection! You are giving us 73 and still flawless. One can only wish to look like you at 73.