Saturday, March 1, 2014

Gray Skies

Monday, February 24, 2014

City Life- Washington, DC

I went to DC this weekend and had an awesome time. I went up there because I am relocating in a couple months and so I needed to look at places and look in the area. Me and my sister stayed in Arlington right next to the Rossler Metro and everything was so easily accessible from our hotel which was great. It was good seeing a season change as I have lived in S FL for 25 years and this was definitely a different but welcoming change. My sister and I also visited Georgetown and that's when I fell in love and realized that I was making the right decision by moving. On to the post! It was about 40 degrees in the morning and got up to the late 50's in the afternoon so the weather was perfect and I was prepared with my clothing. Most of my outfit was bought a year or more before but I have gathered some look alikes for you guys to check out and purchase.



Red Coat- Forever 21
Sweater- Forever 21
Hat- Burlington Coat Factory
Fur Scarf- Target
Boots- Uggs Classic Short in Chestnut (Link)

Life in the City


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring Flowers

It's been pretty warm here in South Florida, so I'm lucky enough to wear dresses without freezing! I know the weather up north has been crazy with all the snow storms and hopefully I'll be joining the craziness in the next few months. =D





Spring Flowers

Monday, February 17, 2014

KnappyHair Extensions Clip Ins- KRS Hair Group

I ordered some new extensions last week and had been contemplating buying these for about 3 or 4 months. Last week I bit the bullet and bought them and I do not regret it. They are KnappyHair extensions and actually blend in with my coarse hair. I have been looking for YEARS for extensions that will blend in with my African American hair and these do!

Price- The extensions were $219 for 16 in. It includes 7 clip in pieces.

Shedding- There was little shedding of the hair. I washed and conditioned it before I wore it and very minimal hair fell out. The extensions are double wefted so it is not going to shed as much which is great because I have had extensions where there is hair all over the floor and I barely brushed it.

Thickness- Most clip in extensions are fairly thin, however these are 160 grams and very full which I love. I hate thin looking hair and this is far from it. I have neck length hair so it is harder to blend the pieces in the back but with these extensions, I had a fairly easy time blending.

Styling- After I washed and conditioned the hair I let it air dry, and then flat ironed the hair. The hair has little crinkles in it to mimic african american hair. Once I flat ironed it, the crinkles were still in it however it still blended rather well with my own hair. Since I am in the process of transitioning from a relaxer, the coarseness of this hair allows me not to use too much heat for my own hair trying to blend all the pieces. I also curled them with a flat iron and they stayed curled with no issues. I used very little hairspray and they stayed curled from 10AM to 10PM.

Would I recommend these extensions? Absolutely. They blended with my hair effortlessly and only took about 5-10 minutes to put in. The clips were sturdy but don't give you a headache like other clip ins I have tried. This was definitely a good investment and can't wait to get more wear out of them. I recommend these to people who don't like full weaves and want something more temporary. You can buy these clip ins at KRS Hair Group. They come in Knatural Coarse and Knatural Straight. I have the Knatural Coarse and they blend seamlessly with my transitioning hair. I only have about 2 in of new growth, so must of my hair is still relaxed.

KnappyHair Extensions in natural state

KnappyHair extensions curled

KnappyHair curled 12 hours later

KnappyHair curled 12 hours later



Monday, February 3, 2014

Essie Marshmallow + China Glaze Some Like It Haute



I used Essie Marshmallow on all the nails except the ring finger. Essie Marshmallow is a nice off white. Its not stark white so it is very wearable. I had to use about 3 coats for it to be completely opaque. It applies slightly streaky but I love the color so much I don't mind working with it. The top coat I used was Sally Hansen Anti Chip Top Coat.

The color on my ring finger is China Glaze Some Like It Haute. I used 4 coats and it did not get opaque. This is the type of glitter polish that needs a base color underneath it. Next time I will probably use black or silver underneath. This is a fun glitter color that I will definitely be using often. And my apologies for the dry looking hands, this winter has been ravaging my already dry skin.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Essie Ballet Slippers


Essie Ballet Slippers is a cult favorite and a classic color. It's so soft and compliments all skin tones and all outfit choices. This is a color you really can't go wrong with. Application is a little streaky. It took me about 3 coats to get it opaque and smooth. Even so I love this color, and will continue use this throughout all the seasons. I'm obsessed with anything neutral so this fits right in!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Best Tinted Moisturizer: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review




Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is my first Nars purchase and will definitely not be my last. This TM provides enough coverage for me but is also very light. I don't have many blemishes which you will see below but I do have really dark under eye circles, especially under my right eye. This makeup doesn't completely cover it up but it covers it up more than any other foundation or tinted moisturizer I've previously used. This tinted moisturizer gives me a nice, even tone and glow. This product is paraben, sulfate,  and phthalates free. It is also non-comedogenic which is great for my sensitive skin. I've been using this tinted moisturizer for about three weeks now and I have seen no breakouts from it so far. I am considered a NC45 in MAC and my color for Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is Seychelles. I bought this from Sephora for $44 and I will definitely repurchase! 

Now you get the pleasure of seeing me with no makeup. Don't scream! Ha.


Before:

No Makeup

After:


Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Seychelles