Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Hair Tied, Chillin With No Makeup On"

On April 1 of this year I started my natural hair journey. I did the big chop them dyed my hair honey blonde. At the 3-months mark I put a rinse on my hair called Rich Amber by Adore and I LOVED THIS COLOR. I've decided to do a protective style, so I got sengalese twists done about three weeks ago and I also love them. They are quite long (almost touch my belly button). 

Below are some pics of my twist. I styled them in a big flat twist and then placed them into this sloppy bun. I'm not that great at doing neat buns lol.

Any questions about the twists, just simply comment on this post :)


I've been M.I.A but.....I GOT ACCEPTED !

It's official! I received an e-mail today notifying me that I have been accepted to be apart of the Teen Vogue Fashion U. Class of 2011! The weekend long event will take place Oct. 21-23. I am super excited but I viewed hotel prices and they were quite high, but that is what I expected since it is taking place in NYC. I will have to figure out a way to get there on a college student's budget, but I will DEF make it happen. 

I look forward to hearing from designers such as Rachel Roy, Betsey Johnson, Alexander Wang, and more. 

Other than this, I have been extremely busy with school. College is fun, but a lot of work. For those of you who don't know I am majoring in marketing and minoring in advertising.

Hope all is well with everyone!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Wiz Khalifa X No Sleep

Wiz "Mr. Ink My Whole Body" Khalifa parties like a rock star in his new video No Sleep. The video also features his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Say what you want about Amber, I still love her. Her style is sick. Even if Yeezy taught her #YeShrug. Off her and back to Wiz. Wiz is def one of my top rappers to listen to. I love his laid-back flow and of course his ink takes him to another level of flyy. If you haven't listened to his new album Rolling Papers yet, go download it at the iTunes music store or purchase it at your local music retailer.

I ♥ Boys With TATTOOS

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sneak Peek Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. IV

(photo taken from Urban Decay Facebook page)

Yesterday Urban Decay uploaded a few photos of the new Book of Shadows. I only own the Book of Shadows Vol. III, UD Loves NYC. I absolutely adore Urban Decay cosmetics but I am not a fan of glitter shadows and their palettes tends to feature glitter shadows that have fall-out. I already know that I will not like Midnight Rodeo. Check out Urban Decay's Facebook page for more photos and swatches. Also follow them on twitter. They always tweet about new product information and ideas for makeup looks!

"N*ggas feel themselves then Watch The Throne drop, N*ggas kill themselves"

I got my copy of Watch The Throne from Best Buy today. It totally slipped my mind that the album was released in-store yesterday smh. Here are some pics of the album art and packaging. 



(The poster- on the reverse side all the songs and credits are listed)
artwork by courtesy of Givenchy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Premiere: Kanye West X Jay-Z "Otis" Video

Ye and Hov sampled Otis Redding's 1996 hit Try A Little Tenderness. This song is dope and is on their album Watch The Throne. Simply another hit from two of the best rappers in the game.

"I made “Jesus Walks” I’m never going to hell. Couture level flow, it’s never going on sale. 
Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses. 
Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive"- Kanye West

They say I’m crazy, well, I’m ’bout to go dumb again.They aint see me cause I pulled up in my other Benz. Last week I was in my other other Benz.Throw your diamonds up cause we in this bitch and up again"- Kanye West

"Run up on Yeezy the wrong way, I might murk ya. Flee in the G450 I might surface.
Political refugee, asylum can be purchased"- Jay-z

"Jay is chillin’, ‘Ye is chillin’. What more can I say? We killin’ ‘em. Hold up, before we end this campaign. As you can see, we done bodied the damn lames. Lord, please let them accept the things they can’t change"- Kanye West


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You've Been "Nailed"

I have a serious nail polish addiction and like to experiment with different colors and patterns when it comes to my nails. Personally, I don't like acrylic, press-ons, or any other type of nail enhancer. I simply prefer to rock my natural nail length even though I have a serious nail bitting problem. Below are some pics of my current fave polishes.

(Left to Right): O.P.I Black Shatter, O.P.I. San Tan-tonio, China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Celtic Sun

O.P.I San Tan-tonio is my go-to nail polish color. I am currently stuck on this color because of the nude affect it has due to it matching my skin tone pretty well. This color is appropriate for any occasion and coordinates well with any color.
This is a hand painted houndstooth design I did on my nails. I also added rhinestones to one nail to give it a little glitz. This design is rather simple to do. If you would like me to do a tutorial, simply comment on this post and I will do one as soon as I can.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Kanye West X Jay-Z "Watch The Throne"

The anticipated album from Kanye West and Jay-Z became available for purchase on Apple's iTunes today at midnight. The album will be available in-stores for purchase only at Best Buy on August 12. Two weeks later other record retailers will have the album for sale. Talk about exclusive!

Due to me being old school and love having the physical album art, I did not buy the digital copy from iTunes. I will wait to purchase the deluxe album from Best Buy. Kanye West is by far my favorite artist. His lyrical abilities never cease to amaze me. I am definitely #Team Kanye! I am also a fan of Jay-Z but I prefer pre-Blueprint Jigga. The Blueprint album series was nice though. Just not his best. But if I had to choose my favorite album form either artist it would be: Kanye West College Dropout and Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt.

Overall, I like what I have heard of the album so far. I've only listened to clips but I could definitely see myself listening to this album from beginning to end. I will give more of my thoughts on the album once I have listened to every song in its entirety. 

Click on the link below to listen to clips of each song featured on Watch The Throne:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Versace for H&M: Sneak Peek of Autumn '11 Collection

Words can't even explain how much I look forward to purchasing items from this collection. Since the H&M locations in my city will not be getting the collection, I will be making a road trip to the Chicago Michigan Ave. store. I will be camping out for hours in the cold, all for the love of fashion.

Is anyone else looking forward to this collection as much as I am or is it something that you will pass on?  


L.A.M.B Nathan = Love At First Site

While I was browsing the web, I came across a pair of amazing booties. Its name is Nathan and is another amazing piece created by Gwen Stefani. I am increasingly becoming more and more fascinated with L.A.M.B footwear. These shoes are nothing less than fabulous. The only down side is the price tag, $355. As a young college student that is quite an investment in a pair of shoes. Oh well, I will dream of you Nathan until we are finally united sigh.

I have posted some pics of the L.A.M.B Nathan bootie below. Available in black, tan, and ivory leather.

(photos taken from and


Monday, August 1, 2011


Today was my last day of summer classes! I decided to take a speech and calculus class this summer. It is safe to say that the majority of my summer revolved around work and class. Luckily I had cool professors that didn't overload us with homework or I'm sure I would have cried. Well maybe not literally cried.

Fall classes for me begin Aug. 22nd so I have a little time outside of work to relax, hangout with friends and family, party, and anything else that my 21-year-old heart desires before it's back to the books.

Did anyone else take summer classes? If so were they a nightmare and as painful as pulling duct tape off your mouth? or Were they pretty cool and you coasted right through them?

*please don't go get some duct tape then peel it off your mouth ;)


Sunday, July 31, 2011

L.A.M.B Lively

I recently received these beautiful pumps in the mail and I was so excited. The shoes looked much better in person than they did online. This is my first pair of L.A.M.B heels and I have not worn them yet. With that being said I cannot speak on the comfort level of these shoes and if they will have your dogs barking feet  hurting within a few hours of wear. They did seem to be quite comfortable while I wore them around my house. Another good feature about the shoes are they are rather easy to walk in due to the platform. TWO THUMBS UP FOR PLATFORMS !!!! Check out some pics :)


Sizing: Runs true to size
Heel: 5 1/4 in. 
Platform: 1 1/2 in.
Where to Buy Online:,,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rihanna X Glamour Magazine

If you all don't know, You know now. I'm a HUGE Rihanna fan. I love her music and creativity. Not  to mention her impeccable sense of fashion. Recently, she did a spread for GLAMOUR magazine and as usual she looked amazing! Checkout some of the photos from the photo shoot and go pick up a copy of the September '11 issue at your local newsstand or store where magazines are sold (photos taken from

P.S checkout the photo with her wearing the yellow Givenchy skirt and sweater. The way it contracts with her bright red hair is brilliant!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

R.I.P Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was truly a gifted individual that had true raw talent. She was a London native that created music that anyone could love. Her unique sound and ability to be so honest, brave, and pour her heart into her songs was incredible. With hit CDs like Back to Black and her debut album, Frank, Amy quickly became a platinum selling and five-time Grammy-winning artist.
You will forever be missed Amy. My condolences go out to her family and friends.

"I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write" -Amy Winehouse


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Versace X H&M

H&M is definitely my go-to place to shop whenever I want to get the biggest bang for my buck. The prices are PHENOMENAL and the place is just oozing style. I'm late to hear the news about the collection but now that I know about the collection I AM SUPER ANXIOUS FOR ITS RELEASE ! 

The amazing Donatella Versace is teaming up with mega retailer H&M to create a collection that will consist of tailored menswear, an assortment of women's clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and even home decor (as of now consists of a comforter and pillows). Donatella says to expect lots of studs and leather from the collection. I have already fallen in love with this collection due to my adoration of both studs and leather.

Release Date Info: In select stores November 19

Below are some preview pictures of the collection (photos taken from 

P.S. that studded leather jacket will definitely be added to my wardrobe 


Monday, July 4, 2011

Welcome to [ MY ] world

I'm going to make this short and sweet. I'm new to blogging but looking forward to sharing with you all. Expect Outfit Of The Day (OOTD), How I'm Stepping? (my shoe choice of the day), music, celeb gossip, hauls, reviews, and beauty posts. I will also be including other random posts pertaining to college and anything else that is happening in my life. 

"To wish you were someone else. Is to waste the person that you are"- Kurt Cobain