YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

This light knit layered sweater from Ericdress really make me think of sunshine and how it really brightens the day.

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GOJANE SPRING FASHION HAUL

I don’t think I have ever posted a haul on here…well not like I’m about to. I shop…a LOT (lol) and feel I need to share most if not all of them with you.

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WET 'N WILD: WHO'S CARPOOLING? TUTORIAL

I’m currently typing this with wet nails. I just had to get that horrid, chipped polish off my nails! It was that bad, trust me!

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outfit of the day

Sunkissed

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Still going strong with my metallic chrome silver nails from Jamberry, though it’s clearly time to take them off haha. I highly recommend these if you want an inexpensive but durable manicure. Mine lasted 2 weeks! I got so many compliments on this geometric shift dress from Romwe; I am so glad I got it! It can actually work as a beach cover up, though I don’t think I’ll wear it that way. It’s much too cute for that, in my opinion! I paired some heels with it since I went to church yesterday in this outfit, but it would also be cute with gladiator sandals. I actually wore those when I went to Whole Foods for lunch afterwards :)

Dress: c/o Romwe Geometric Print Bodycon Dress (available on sale HERE)

Pumps: Zara (similar available HERE, HERE and HERE)

Handbag: Chanel Boy

Bracelets: c/o Rosegal New Fashion Vintage Eiffel Tower Beads Coin Combination Bracelet Bangle Pendants Silver (available HERE)

Earrings: c/o JollyChic (available HERE)

Cuff Bracelet/Ring Set: Forever XXI Gem Cuff and Ring Set (sold out)

Nails: Jamberry Nails Metallic Chrome Silver (available HERE)

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outfit of the day

Wild, Wild West

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DSC_0095DSC_0082Yeah I got super lazy this post and didn’t iron. Who am I kidding? I rarely ever iron. Sometimes my super sweet boyfriend will do it for me, but when he doesn’t, my handy dandy dryer does the trick LOL! I have been planning an outfit from the southwestern fashion trend (seasons late, I know) for a while and I just got around to actually doing it. I love how the look came together. I first chose this beautiful blouse from Romwe…y’all know about my love affair with orange. I also knew that I had to add more red hues to the outfit, hence the red lips and handbag from SammyDress. This handbag reminds me of the Chanel Boy handbag, at a much affordable price. Hope all of my beauties had a great weekend!

Top: c/o Romwe V Neck Cashews Print Blouse (available HERE)

Denim: Topshop MOTO Ecru Raw Hem Leigh Jeans (available HERE)

Heels: GoJane Stitch You Up Velvet Platform Heels (available HERE)

Handbag: c/o SammyDress Retro Women’s Crossbody Bag With Metallic and Checked Design (available HERE)

Earrings: c/o NastyDress Pair Of Chic Style Solid Color Chain Design Long Tassels Drop Earrings For Women (available HERE)

Necklace: c/o Gorjana via Rocksbox Nesa Necklace (available HERE) (use “makeupbycandiexoxo” for your free box!)

Midi Rings: Forever XXI Rhinestoned Cutout Ring (available HERE)

Nails: Jamberry Nails Metallic Chrome Silver (available HERE)

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face of the day

Pink Neutrality

Hey beauties!

I just got in from my Sally Beauty Blogger event. I’ll rant about that in a separate post later on. I’m still not all right about that by the way lol. Anyway, I have this neutral makeup tutorial for you today. I added bold pink lips to add more color. Y’all know I can’t do all the way without it ;)

Products Used:

TOOLS

Bare Minerals Smoky Eye Brush

Sedona Lace #224 Brush

Sedona Lace FB07 Brush

MAC #168SE Brush

FACE

L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer in Medium Beige

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Cadiz

Bare Minerals Velvet Blush

BROWS

e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Coffee

Ben Nye Creme Highlight in Medium

Milani Cosmetics Clear Brow Gel

EYES

MAC Painterly Paint Pot

MAC Brown Script Eye Shadow

MAC Blanc Type Eye Shadow

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Eye Color

L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

LIPS

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Fuchsia

The final look!

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OOTD from this tutorial: http://www.thebeautybeau.com/ootd-sheer-shades/

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outfit of the day

Urban Vibes

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I am just now getting back into the swing of things on here and my YouTube channel. I have a lot to catch up on, but that vacation was well needed! As if you didn’t already know, I am balancing my job, blogging, and school ALL full-time. It’s a major workout, I promise you! I will be done with school this year, so not too much longer to go with that. I am a couple of months late on this urban inspired outfit post. If you weren’t aware, I am a semi-sneakerhead. Now mind you, I refuse to wait in line behind a bunch of Jaywalkers, but I do appreciate why it happens. Better them than me though lol. Whenever I am on the hunt for kicks, I get mine online. If it’s a pair I really want, I will go stand in line, but that is sooo rare. This is actually my first pair of LeBrons. Don’t go crazy, PLEASE. I am a Steph Curry fan. I just like LeBron’s kicks. NOT a traitor, promise :)

Jacket: c/o Ami Clubwear (very similar HERE)

Top: A’GACI Short Sleeve V Neck Tee (available HERE)

Pants: H&M Slim-Fit Treggings (available HERE)

Kicks: Jimmy Jazz LeBron 12 Lifestyle Denim (limited release, but on sale HERE)

Snapback: Jimmy Jazz Brooklyn Dodgers Denim MLB Snapback (limited release)

Handbag: Rampage (available on sale HERE)

Hair: WowAfrican Natural Color 8Pcs Body Wave Brazilian Virgin Hair Clip In Hair Extensions[CPB08] (available HERE)

Ring: c/o RoseWholesale Western Retro Style Simple Oval Shape Finger Ring (available HERE)

Watch: c/o Rosegal (available HERE)

Nails: c/o Jamberry Marsala Chevron Marsala Mirage (available HERE)

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hair

My Sally Beauty Blogger Style Event 4/17/15 + Vacation Hair Tips!

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I am baaaack! I had a blast in New York City, as always. I also went to IMATS for my first time and it was even crazier than I expected. I waited in one brand’s line for 2 hours…crazy talk! I announced on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram that I was chosen as a host for the Sally Beauty Blogger Style Event in Baton Rouge, LA for this Friday, which is April 17. It is my first public event to host and I am more than excited. I will be at the Hammond Aire Plaza Sally Beauty Supply location from 4 – 7 pm for those interested in attending. If you happen to be interested, please RSVP at the following link so I can know to expect you :) #SallyBeautyBloggerStyle

Since I have just returned from vacation, I figured now would be the perfect opportunity to share my favorite hairstyles. I’ll be honest with you. When I’m on vacation, I like to get up, eat, brush my teeth, get dressed and go shopping!!! I have NO time to do anything extra to my hair. Here are my tips that work for me on vacation. Believe it or not, kids can use these tricks too!

DISCLAIMER: These products not only work for natural hair, but relaxed and transitioners too. I am partially relaxed. An oxymoron, but I do not get relaxers nearly as often as I used to and I use minimal heat in my hair. I rely on weaves and twists for protective styles.

1) Use Beautiful Textures Shine & Silken Growth Oil in the morning and at night before you tie your hair for bed. I find that this adds a silky texture and reduces frizz significantly for the next day.

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Kid-friendly version

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Also, if you prefer more of a creamy texture rather than oily for your child, African Pride also makes a moisturizer that should work just as fine!

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2) If your hair is curly, use Flexirods and braids to your advantage! Braids actually work wonders when working out because the sweat gets trapped into the braids. When your hair dries, you can take them out and it will dry curly/wavy. Same goes with Flexirods. Curl your hair if it’s straight and curl onto Flexirods. Wake up with voluminous and bouncy curls! Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter is a great option for really defined curls. Apply this before flexirodding your hair and when you wake up, your hair will be just like new.

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Kid-friendly version

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3) If your hair gets wet somehow, braid or twist it and utilize that free blow dryer in your hotel room! Chances are, it’s included somewhere in your nightly rate anyway and guess what? Any of the aforementioned products will work as a heat protectant. You’re welcome :)

4) If you must swim, please wash your hair, but NOT with the hotel shampoo. Like any other product you may be on the hunt for, both African Pride and Beautiful Textures offer great options for shampoo and conditioner.

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5) Keep a ponytail holder on your wrist. I know how junior high this sounds, but sometimes hair can get in the way of events and better to have it upfront than to be searching for one later.

6) Slick down those edges! Go ahead and laugh, but I’m serious! LOL no one wants ragged looking edges on their vacation. Luckily, there are options from African Pride and Beautiful Textures.

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6) Keep a comb or brush in your purse! Trust me, you may need it and it works well for quick touchups.

7) NO HEAT! If you follow my techniques above, it should not be needed, except for the blow dryer if you’re working out. If you must take it there, Beautiful Textures has a flat iron silkener that will do the trick.

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I really hope this post helps those of you who are approaching vacation or are just looking for some new hair products to try on yourself or your child. Please don’t forget to RSVP for my event if you are in the Baton Rouge area here!

The above items can be found at Sally Beauty Supply or Walmart.

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outfit of the day

Seeing Double

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This is probably my last post, blog wise and YouTube wise until I return from IMATS. I’m not going to even make promises I can’t keep and tell you that I will be posting during lol. I hope to see some of you there! I will be there on Saturday only. I am there to spend, spend and SPEND! I bought this tartan matching set maybe 3 or 4 months back and I am so glad I waited to post it because it is now 50% off! Don’t you guys love when I post an outfit of the day and some or all of the items are discounted? Ya welcome ;)

Matching Set: Boohoo Leanne Checked Crop Top and Skirt Co-Ord Set (available HERE)

Boots: Boohoo (sold out)

Body Chain: Nasty Gal (sold out)

Earrings: Gina Fashion Jewelry (in store)

Hair: Glam Angels Hair Cambodian Straight (available HERE)

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