Monday, October 27, 2014

Travels: Detroit….is really a GREAT city

The Spirit of Detroit
I’m always traveling back and forth home to Michigan often to visit family and friends. Even though I am no an actual product of Detroit, I am from a suburb of  Detroit, a small city named Inkster to be exact but I still love the city.

I know you probably have heard some not great things about the City of Detroit, but Detroit is not all bad there is some great things about this beautiful city.

Just on my recent visit there 2 weeks ago…I decided to actually book my hotel stay in Detroit (something I rarely do) at the Renaissance Center and enjoy a few of the attractions and take a few pictures of the city.

A few great things about Detroit that I enjoy:

  • The art work
Joe Louis "the Fist"

Joe Louis "the fist"

  • We are a hop, skip and a jump from Canada, which make for a quick weekend get-away

  •  Our Sports…we are the city of the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons & the Detroit Red Wings
  • The Auto-Show to see some of the hottest cars. After all, we are the MotorCity
  • The Detroit Riverfront…makes for a great walk or run. The Riverfront is 3-miles along the river and you can look right over at Canada

  • The People Mover is the rail transit system that takes you around the city of Detroit only, but makes for a fun ride as a tourist
  • The Renaissance Center (know as the Ren Cen). This is where my hotel was located is a group of interconnected skyscrapers located on the Riverfront. The Ren Cen is a 73-story building with shopping, restaurants, banks, a four-screen movie theater and the Marriott Hotel
The Renaissance Center 

View from the 17th floor of my room

There is so much more to the great City of Detroit to where I can't put it all in one blog post.

Have you thought about visiting Detroit, Michigan?




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beauty: Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection Lipstick in Frank-n-Fruter

Heyyy beauties!! Let me tell you how excited I am about this limited edition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection of lipsticks. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating their 40th Anniversary of horror and sci-fi thrillers.  The collection became available online for purchase Sept 29 and available in stores October 2 and let me tell you…My girl was in line waiting at Perimeter Mall here in Atlanta waiting for MAC to open at 10am to get our lipsticks.


Aren’t they some beauties?? I love the packaging of the lipstick tubes.
Colors left to right: Strange Journey, Oblivion, Frank-n-Fruter and Sin


I had my girl to pick for me between Sin and Frank-n-Fruter (I couldn’t decide)  for me and she picked out Frank-n-Fruter and I couldn’t be more happier about her selection for me.



Since I had been on the hunt for a red lipstick with no such luck at finding the perfect red color, I must say I have found my “perfect” red lipstick. It’s not too bright or too dark.


This collection has lip liners, blush, nail lacquer and eye shadow in addition to the lipsticks.


Will you be purchasing something from this collection?



**The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection is available now thru October 30 at selected MAC stores**


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October


It’s the 1st of October and I just do not know where in the world September went. It flew right by me…before we know it, it will be Christmas. Yikes!!!!

One thing I want to try this month-and do for the 1st time is start my Christmas shopping. My goal is to be finished shopping by December 15.

I’m also excited about fall. It’s my favorite season, and the weather is perfect here in Atlanta, but most of all I’m excited to wear cute blazers and boots soon.

What do you look forward to in the fall season?




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,