New Do!

I’ve been needing to change up my hair do for some time now. I usually love to slay a wig with a bang that hangs over my eye on one side (my signature look lol)

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but with the spring time here and the weather getting warmer I figured it was time for something new!

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I haven’t worn box braids in over 7 years because I hate the length of time it takes me to do them but now that I have them in those seven hours and the soreness in my fingers is well worth it! I love being able to just get up and maybe do a top knot and go if I want to. When I work out I don’t have to worry about sweating out my hair either! #Winning!!!

Vanity Girl

Here lately I have been obsessing over makeup vanities! I’m constantly watching makeup collection and storage videos on Youtube and pinning pictures of vanities on Pinterest waiting on the day I get the chance to get a vanity myself! I currently have my makeup on my dresser, in makeup cases, and in one of those plastic 3 drawer bins on wheels. I know right so lame!

I have a dream of a white parsons desk with clear acrylic makeup drawers and holders with pretty girly trinkets all over

something like these I found on Pinterest

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I have my sight set on this parsons desk from walmart for $53.53

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I know everyone goes to Ikea for things like this but I like to keep it frugal where I can!

Now what is a vanity without a beautiful mirror here are a few of may Pinterest faves

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It’s all about the glam when it comes to the mirror!

Now last but not least is the seat I will be in for hours playing in my makeup! Now the seat has to be fitting for a QUEEN darling!

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I can see it now! My hubby would have to pull me away from my space because I wont leave willingly lol! Add a small chandelier for some extra sparkle and some pretty framed quotes and I will be set!

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What are some of your vanity dreams?

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*Photos via pinterest

Lipstick Diaries: Milani Matte Glam Review

Remember that beautiful Milani lipstick I posted last week?

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Gorgeous right?

Or so I thought…

I love Milani’s packaging. The gold just screams “places me on your vanity so I can make it pretty!” and for just under $7 the price is perfect.

When I swatched this lipstick on my arm I was excited about the pay off

oh but when I put it on my lips….

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I just was not impressed!

I’m sooo sadddd

With a name like Matte Glam I was expecting a little bit more. I know I’m a chocolate girl but the color just did not pop on my skin tone. Maybe it will look amazing on someone with a lighter skin tone. I’m not giving up hope on Milani’s products at all but this one I’m going to have to pass!

Beautiful Fridays

Sorry guys its been a while since my last post. I’ve been in a personal fog to tell  you the truth. But I’m hopeful that it wont last too long especially since the Spring season is approaching. I wanted to share with you a few spring beauty items I recently purchased and somethings were gifts to me as well. I look forward to adding some color into my life (in more ways than one!)

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I’m a total lippie girl! I love anything that will make my lips pop!

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Who said you had to compromise your style while at the office?

A great handbag and some great shoes and you are good to go!

HIIT and Abs Workout

In my journey to build a stronger and healthier boby I have made a playlist of my workout videos on YouTube that I wanted to try. I have a mix of dance, yoga, kick boxing, abs, arms, and new to my playlist is The Body Coach TV beginners HIIT workout! Let me just tell you this 20 minute and 22 second video kicked my butt! Just the warm up alone had me sweating.

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How the HIIT workout works is you perform an exercise at a high intensity rate for 30 seconds and then rest of 30 second then move on to your next exercise. In The Body Coach HIIT workout the exercises are high knees, burpees, mountain climbers, and power squats. By the 2nd set I was ready to kill over lol! I can feel it in my shoulders and thighs for sure today.

I also did Buffie the Body Bodynomics Standing Ab Workout 2015. Let me start by saying her body is my dream body so whatever she is doing I need to be on it!

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She is the definition of a BRICK HOUSE!

She’s mighty mighty just letting it all hangout!

Although her workout focus was on abs I feel like I worked out my back and legs as well. Buffie incorporates high knees, side bends, leg kicks and so much more into this ab workout. She also uses a dumbbell for some exercises that are perform but honestly I don’t have one right now and I still got a good workout from these exercises.

I plan on sticking with these two workouts at least 3 times a week every other day for the next month. Tonight I plan on doing a fun but intense dance workout so I can let me shoulders recover a bit :)

**side not we had to postpone the Santa Barbara trip due to the rain :( and they say it never rains in southern California (I beg to differ lol)

Shopping is my Cardio

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TGIF you guys! I did a little shopping for this weekend’s “daycation” to Santa Barbara the other day at Old Navy and I got a cute dress and shoes all under $15! Talk about a steal!

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So I didn’t get the denim shirt dress after all :( but I did find these cute quilted slide on sneakers for only $1.99 on clearance!! Yes only $1.99 honey and in my size. The dress was only $11.95. I love a steal! I plan to be comfy and cute this weekend!

What are some of your plans