Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beauty: Rihanna Viva Glam 2-Review

Heyyyy ladies!!! There is another lip duo to the Viva Glam family and this will be the 2nd for the Rihanna collection and I am excited about this one here. I finally received my Rihanna Viva Glam lipstick & lipglass, but because the way my work life is set up I am just now doing a post on it days after the fact, but anywho that's the way it be sometimes **smile**

The Rihanna Viva Glam was available for online purchase September 8 and available in stores September 11, but because I was anxious about it I purchased mines online.

The MAC website says this lipstick is a cool mauve shade with a frost finish, but I don't see it, however it looks more silvery/brownish color to me.

The tinted lipglass looks more mauvish with the hint of shimmer-which I love.

The swatches...

left to right: lipstick and lipglass, lipglass, lipstick 2 coats, lipstck 1 coat

Of course, the color will vary from person to person when wearing it because of our different skin tones. In my opinion, I say have an open mind with it and create your look.

lipglass only

lipstick only

lipstick and lipglass

My review: So, I have worn the set the last few days and...I love, love, love the lipglass and will pair it with other lipsticks or wear by itself. The lipstick is another story, I like the color and that it is a frost, but on me I am not feeling it too much..maybe because I already have color in my lips and its not contrasting together, but I am not feeling it on me. I think I may try it with a liner to help with the color before returning. I have seen the lipstick on other ladies and it looks beautiful on them (I'm jelly of that, lol)

In addition, what I love about the Viva Glam is that every cent will go towards a charity helping women, men and children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Have you or will you be purchasing the Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick/lipglass duo?

Until next time....


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Natural hair: I (semi) big chopped again!!!

Heyyyy beauty rockstars! Question…..are you open to change? I sure am and this is why I (semi) big chopped again.

The thing is…I needed a change when it came to my hair. It’s been 2 1/2yrs since I first big chopped and my hair had grown a lot, but it was beginning  to become unmanageable.  I will always love my go-to puff, but because I’m a GAW (Grown Ass Woman), lol I needed an actual hairstyle to fit my lifestyle. So, before I took off for vacation a few weeks ago, I made an impromptu hair appointment with my girl Wanda at Styles by Faith in Riverdale, GA and the rest is history.


It’s been 2 weeks since my cut and I am enjoying it. It takes less time for me to wash and detangle, which is what all naturals want with their hair.  I also think the cut gave my new color life as well.

The initial style (curled)



The cut style (straight)



The style in its natural state



I love that this style is very simple and easy to maintain.

Have you cut your hair recently or plan on cutting it sometime soon?




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A little of Savannah, A little of Detroit

Hey guys!! It’s the 3rd day of September and I just returned home from a late flight from Detroit last night. So I am extremely tired, but I knew I needed to get a blog post up today.  August was a busy month for me…work and play. I traveled to Savannah for my birthday with friends, then a week after that it was wheels up for me as I traveled back home to Michigan for about 6days.


My time is Savannah was fun, me and my girl boo’s took a quick road trip to Savannah…I enjoyed the beach, people looking and the nightlife.

Tybee Island

Life-sized chess game

My dinner at Jazz'd Tapas Bar Shrimp and Grits w/ a Martini

What's a birthday without cake

Me and my girl Shantel making a wish


 Then it was wheels up as I headed to Michigan for the Labor Day weekend. I’m always like a kid in a candy store when I am there. The saying is really true…there is no place like home.

God's creation taking off from Atlanta

God's creation preparing to land in Detroit

My friends Eric (top), Malishia and Dwayne(seated)

My girl crew..Shawntee(top), Malishia, Timika and Jerise


Now back to reality…..until my next vacation J


How was your Labor Day?




Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's My Birthday!!!

I’m the big 24 today!! Ok, Ok I kid, I I’m actually turned 42 today, and by the time you read this, I will be back on my way from Savannah, GA from hanging with my girlfriend/my #teamleo sistah celebrating both our birthdays, which her birthday was Thursday the 14th . I really have no big plans for my day but just to relax, release and be thankful for seeing yet another year.


I’ve decided from this birthday going forward, I will treat each birthday as my “new year”.  Yes, I will still celebrate on Jan 1 each year as well, but August 17th will mark my progress of goals that I will set out to accomplish. I will list my goals in a later post.


Let me go and continue to enjoy my day.


Until next time,



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Life: Promotion, Dating and other randomness

Hey guys! **waving** Life has really gotten busy for this girl. About 2 weeks ago, I received a promotion at work and when I say things have been going so fast since then, I can hardly keep up. I was promoted from a Health Benefit Specialist to a Supervisor within the same department. So, along with my title change, my workload has changed as well. I am excited for all the challenges-and experience that will come with this change. Oh, and this baby finally came in, my Iphone for my job(my tracking device as I call it), lol….now I’m waiting on my Ipad and laptop and then I will be officially chained to my J-O-B!! lol. I'm team #android so now I have to learn how to use this phone.



In other news....I’m single again. Long distance relationship is not for the weak-and it’s a lot of work and both people have to be dedicated, so we decided to take a break.


Me and some girlfriends are going to Savannah, GA for the weekend to hang at the beach, have a couple of martinis and of course indulge in some much needed girl-talk!

My birthday is in 12days and I have no plans to do anything…actually I come back from Savannah on my birthday. I guess I better get to thinking what I’m going to do, huh?

Then last, but not least…I am heading to Michigan at the end of the month for the holiday weekend. I’m always excited to go home to Michigan to catch up with family and friends. There is no place like home.


Until next time,



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weekend Recap: Baby Shower, Family Fun and a Small Mini Beauty Haul

Where did this past weekend go? It’s already Wednesday(and another weekend is about to be here) and I still have not fully recouperated, but it was a good weekend to be amongst my family.  We are always so busy with our separate lives, but when we come together it’s always a good time.

My niece Shanna baby shower was Saturday and I can’t wait for baby girl Dozier to make her arrival into the world. We had a good time at the shower. The food and cake was delish. My niece was glowing and smiling the whole time. She was happy so that made her family and friends happier.

My niece Shanna

Shanna, her husband Jermaine w/ the big brother and sister Maya and Jayson

Then after the shower I hung out at the mall with these beauties…my other nieces. They are always fun to hang with, lots of laughs and the best part of they didn’t require me to spend my $$$$ on them…at least that day they didn’t, lol

My loves nieces Whitney and London
This girl know she hangs with her Auntie


Auntie w/ her nieces Whitney and Ashley(sisters)

While at the mall…My niece Ashley told me how Sephora has a device that matches your skin perfectly for foundation. I’m not much of a makeup girl, but I was intrigued so we headed to there and let me say…yep, I ended up purchasing me some foundation by Buxom. Then we headed to MAC and I purchased the Viva Glam VI lipgloss and then headed to Target to purchase some conditioner for my hair.

I can't wait to try out my products :)

As Ice Cube say, Today (Saturday) was a good day.

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Work it out Wednesday: I'm back at it-again!

Yeah, yeah I know, I know!!! You’ve heard it before from me that I’m back at this working out and trying to live a better and healthier lifestyle.
I started back this past weekend working out (I’ve been M.I.A. with doing this) and I must say I’m glad I’m back at it with my cardio. My schedule is a little hectic during the week, but I made a promise to myself that I will make time to get some cardio in regardless of what, so far so good. This is how my workout schedule will go…Everyday 45mins to an hour with Fridays and Sundays as off days…. (This may change depending on work schedule).

I’m staying at it this time….taking it one day-at-a-time.

Check out my pics from my 2 workouts this week.

1st day..getting ready

2nd day...after workout

Are you working out and gearing towards a healthier lifestyle?