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Art of the Day - Charmaine Olivia

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Art of the Day - Michael Corr

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" The Last Wave " by Michael Corr. Oil on Canvas. To view more or to purchase visit http://www.michaelcorrartist.co.uk/

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Lip Color in Rich Red & Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet Review

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An easy way for me to brighten up my face while still rocking minimal makeup is to add a red lipstick. It instantly does the trick if I do not want to wear mascara or blush (as seen in the pictures featured). This is basically my version of a lazy makeup look. A bit of foundation/concealer, finishing powder, eyeliner, and lipstick. This routine is quick and easy and can be achieved in less than ten minutes.

The lipstick color I chose to review today is actually two colors layered together to achieve the final result. Both colors are by e.l.f  Cosmetics. I first applied their matte lip pencil in Rich Red. I have reviewed their matte lip pencil before in a previous post (which you can read here) but in a different shade. As I noted before this matte formulation is very moisturizing and it took a while for me to get used to because I usually prefer an ultra matte, but in this case, their formulation worked well for layering since it was not so drying.
After applying the Rich Red matte penc…

Art of the Day - Julia McNally

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My Favorites From The Duro Olowu Spring 2017 Collection

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I love me some Nina Simone. I loved her talent, grace, beauty, and her ability to be bold and stand in her truth in the face of adversity, and that is probably why I was drawn to Duro Olowu's spring collection. Ms.Simone served as his muse and inspiration during the design process. But of course, that is not the only reason I am always drawn to this talented designer. He has this ability to meld Western fashion silhouettes with African influences. He never shies away from bold colors or graphic prints, and it all melds together seamlessly.









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Spring Into Action By Adding Floral Prints To Your Home

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I am the kind of person that likes to make small tweaks to my home every season. You know, change the drapes and pillows, add some seasonal throws, and switch around some of my treasured keepsakes to add a little freshness to a room. When it comes to spring, I like to add brighter colors and some floral prints to complement the extra sunlight streaming through the windows. Usually, I stick to warmer accent colors like yellow, green, red, and orange, but this year I am considering adding some floral prints in pastel hues. So, after doing a little research, I found a brand that made the prettiest floral prints that I have seen in a long time. Joules, the U.K. based lifestyle brand, uses distinctive color and prints in their housewares, and I am loving what they have to offer this season. 
Below are a few of my faves from their collection.



Spring Into Action By Adding Floral Prints To Your Home by latoyacl on Polyvore

Joules Birchley Cushions (Buy Here)
Joules Cuppa Mugs (Buy Here)
Joules Tab…

Art of the Day - Helene Cayre

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Play Date

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After the crazy weather, we have had I feel like I need a play date. I know play dates are usually reserved for children, but I need an adult version of it. Last week, we had almost sixty-degree weather. I was hoping that we had seen the last vestiges of winter, but unfortunately yesterday we had 12 inches of snow and today we are predicted to get 5-8 more inches. So after dealing with horrific traffic, slippery weather, and a sore back from shoveling, all I want to do is throw on some comfy, practical, cute clothes, and relax with my friends. Maybe play some adult board games or quizzes, watch some Netflix, and eat a ton of comfort food. So, today's outfit of the day is inspired by my need to chill in style.


Play Date by latoyacl featuring pointed-toe ankle boots

Red Valentino Embroidered Patchwork Sweater (Buy Here)
Isabel Marant Etoile Davan Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans (Buy Here)
Black Quilted Moto Combat Boots (Buy Here)
Billie Two Tone Beanie (Buy Here)
Olympia Le Tan Designer Handbag…

My March Faves

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Hello, Lovelies!  I'm back at it again!  Today I am featuring a video about my March faves. 




Some products you will be familiar with since I did a review about them in a previous post, but had not had a chance to try them out fully until now  ( Irresistible Me Clip In Hair Extensions and Jack & Lucy Wide Brim Hat ). The other product that I am featuring, which just so happen to be my favorite of the bunch, is Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lip Color in Zipper, which you can also check out in the video below.





Products Featured In Video: 




Handmade Necklace From HawasBoutique (Visit Here)

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Color In Zipper (Buy Here)




Irresistible Me Clip In Hair Extensions (Buy Here)



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Smiling Keeps Me Sane

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Sigh ... this post has been circulating around in my mind for a long time. 
As a blogger, I sometimes grapple with how much of my personal life I should share with my readers, especially if the subject matter is heavy, sad, or unpleasant. Even though readers complain about bloggers being not real enough, when bloggers do choose to share something personal or close to their hearts they receive just as much backlash for keeping it too real. So, I feel that most times bloggers can never win, it is a catch-22. Readers want you to keep it real enough for them to relate to you but not real enough that it forces them to face uncomfortable truths and situations. So, what is a blogger to do?



At the end of the day, you can only be true to yourself, even if it makes others uncomfortable. So, for me, that means sharing some painful memories that have shaped the woman I am today.
For almost 18 years I have despised this time of year. I know "despised" is a strong word, but in my case, it is…

Eye of the Tiger ( My 9 Favorite Finds Featuring Tigers)

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At first glance, it may appear that today's fashion post is about the huge trend of adding patches to your favorite clothing and accessories, but guess again. Do you know what it is? Lol, the title is a huge clue! If your guess was tigers then you are right on point. Now I know you are probably scratching your head right now because this is one of the trends that was all over the runways but have not gotten as much attention in magazines, blogs, or social media. I can kind of understand the hesitation. It is a bold and playful look so some may not know how to incorporate it into their current wardrobe, but have no fear, this trend works even in small doses. If you are more of a minimalist you can easily work this trend by rocking it as an accessory such as a cell phone case or jewelry. If you are a bold maven you can go all out and rock the trend with abandon and no boundaries.  Either way, it is all good!



Eye of the Tiger by latoyacl featuring a black suede bootie


Miu Miu Leather Ja…

Art of the Day - Nice and the Fox

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