I can see an oversized tunic being my go to for the upcoming seasons.

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Plaid is back for another season, including the infamous tartan print. Plaid is the new black.

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Unfortunately it’s Monday yet again :/ I had such a great weekend and it never seems to last. Ah well.

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Lace It Up

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The beauty of lace is that it doesn’t just have to be confined to the bedroom any more, or even just worn in warmer months. CNDirect has found a way to add it to my fall wardrobe, by adding an opaque cami underneath and sleeves! It also comes in the most mesmerizing emerald green, which is perfect for the holidays. It’s classy with just a pinch of sexy, I love it! I also got these flares a few years before they were popular again from Alloy. Go me! I have always loved flares and whether something is on trend or not, I don’t mind rocking it whenever. After all, everything has a tendency to come back eventually. Just saying! Happy Thanksgiving beauties! ūüėÄ

Top: c/o CNDirect Floral Long Sleeve Slim Tops T-Shirt Blouse (available HERE)

Denim: Alloy (similar styles HERE)

Shoes: GoJane Point It Out Laced Faux Suede Flats (available HERE)

Handbag: c/o RoseWholesale (available HERE)

Monogrammed Necklace: c/o oNecklace 24k Gold Plated Celebrity Monogram Necklace (available HERE)

Druzy Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott Hayden Necklace in Gold Iridescent Drusy (available HERE)

Stacked Bracelets: c/o Jollychic Multi-Layer Colorful Gemstones Nice Bracelet (available HERE)

Zigzag Bracelet: c/o Gorjana Vista Cuff in Gold (available HERE)

Earrings: Gina Fashion Jewelry

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Hikari Cosmetics Blush Review

*Press sample*

Today I would like to introduce you to an awesome new brand I just discovered, Hikari Cosmetics! Y’all are probably too familiar with my obsession for bold colors by now and this blush did not disappoint. I am very excited to share it with you! The color I will be sharing with you today is called¬†Desire.

hikari cosmetics reviewhikari cosmetics desire blush hikari blush review At first glance, the color reminded me of a NARS blush shade I already own, minus the hefty price tag. Who doesn’t like to save some money, right? ¬† hikari desire blush swatch The color swatches beautifully and applies even better, perhaps¬†too¬†good. Trust me when I say you need a very light hand with this. Even spending $15 on this blush will get you far since it doesn’t take much and it stays put.¬† ¬† ¬†¬†


  • Highly pigmented
  • Applies smoothly
  • Doesn’t fade fast
  • Nice packaging
  • Very reasonably priced compared to same quality options such as MAC and NARS


  • Not many shade options
  • Hikari Cosmetics can be purchased on their website here.

Come back in a couple of days for a tutorial using this blush ūüėČ

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REVIEW: Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer

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Defining my eyebrows is something I have always taken pride in. After all, it pretty much can make or break a makeup look. For the longest, I was using my e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Coffee, which I am pretty much obsessed over even until this day. I had literally gotten to the very last bit, which was super dried out. I even used my MAC Gel Mixing Medium to scrape the last bit out lol. Miraculously, I was selected by Votre Vu to review their Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer. It honestly couldn’t have come at a better time. Their site states that the product comes in 4 shades, but there are only 3 shown on the website and I also only have 3 to show you.

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Soft Black: I’m so here for this color. A lot of makeup artists are anti this color when they shouldn’t be anti anything when it comes to makeup. It’s all about how you wear it, in my opinion when it comes to most things. This color is just as its name suggests, a soft black. I used an extremely light hand when I applied this color. It’s still a bit dramatic for my daily taste, but it’s still very wearable for those who have to wear black brows. This color makes it possible!

Warm: This is obviously my favorite out of the 3. It is perfect for those with black hair all the way to medium brown. It is very close to both of the gel products I used to use on my brows prior to this one. The bonuses with this one are that it’s water-resistant and a little goes a really long way.

Fair: I really tried to make this color work for me by doing the “bleached brow” look, but I failed lol. My hair is too dark. Maybe there is another product I need to apply before this one to lighten my brows first? A little help with that would be awesome. Don’t count this baby out for light brown or lighter hair though. Like the others the consistency is to die for. Just look at the swatches. Great range of colors overall. One other shade I’d like to see is one better suited for my redheads. For now, mixing a dark red orange with Warm would do. I know because I did it before when I had red hair lol.


  • Awesome consistency
  • Great pigmentation
  • A little product goes far
  • Water resistant


  • No shade option for redheads
  • Pricey
  • Not sweat resistant

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Nope, this product is not sweat resistant. This isn’t a huge deal breaker for me since I don’t wear makeup when I work out. It’s kind of defeats the purpose of being in the gym in the first place to be honest. You may purchase these shades here on the Votre Vu website.

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Denim Trench

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I nearly drove myself crazy trying to figure out how to style this¬†denim trench. I took a step back and figured I would keep the look very simple and minimalistic underneath by wearing black and white. Black and white are timeless and will never lead you wrong. It works any time of year and can be worn for and to pretty much anything. The Upgrade Your Denim Trench Coat can also be worn as a dress with over the knee boots like these or any of these. Be creative, but don’t overthink it :) Also, please excuse the quality of these photos. It was dawn and we had to up the ISO¬†really¬†high and I had to sharpen all the photos, but I really wanted to get these done and up so here we are :)

Denim Trench: c/o Necessary Clothing Upgrade Your Denim Trench Coat (available HERE)

Top: Lush ‚ÄėPerfect‚Äô Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic (available HERE)

Pants: Topshop (in store)

Shoes: GoJane Subtle Statement Mule Heels (available HERE)

Necklace:¬†c/o oNecklace¬†24k Gold Plated Roman Numeral Engraved Bar Necklace¬†(available¬†HERE) (use coupon ‚ÄúCandace10‚ÄĚ for 10% off!)

Watch: c/o Dressgal Fashion Ladies Women Korean Style Analog Knitted Strap Wrist Watch (available HERE)

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Black Rose Minerals Makeup Tutorial (Basilisk, Lost, Nessie & Rust)

Happy Sunday! The boys and I had a weekend of fun with my parents in my hometown. We are now getting ready to attend my dad’s church for Homecoming service! Here’s that Black Rose Minerals makeup tutorial I promised you a couple of days ago. It is pretty dramatic and I accidentally applied too much blush and foundation. Luckily it doesn’t look as dramatic in these photos as it did in person, yikes!


Products Used:


MAC #224 Brush

MAC #217 Brush

Tmart Medium Flat Shader Brush

Coastal Scents BRC-N08 Brush

MAC #219 Brush

Sedona Lace #224 Brush

Sedona Lace FB07 Brush

Bare Minerals Tapered Blush Brush


CoverFX Cream Concealer in Golden Medium

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in B70

Black Rose Minerals Addiction Blush


e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Coffee

Ben Nye Creme Highlight in Medium

Milani Cosmetics Clear Brow Gel


MAC Painterly Paint Pot

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Black Rose Minerals Basilisk Pigment

Black Rose Minerals Rust Pigment

Black Rose Minerals Lost Pigment

Black Rose Minerals Nessie Pigment

MAC Medium Plus Mineralize Skinfinish

Me Now Generation II Perfect Eye/Lip Liner Pencil in #009

Motives Cosmetics Noir Liquid Liner

Rimmel London Wonderlash Mascara

#1 Lashes


L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Fleur

The final look!

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OOTD: http://www.thebeautybeau.com/damsel-in-distressed/

By the way, don’t forget you can find these eye shadows here and the coupon for 20% off: Candace (Exp. 12/31/15)

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In Check

devil-may-care checkered linen shirtzara leggings necessary clothing oversized topsuede cognac boots crochet braids with marley hairoversized gingham top gingham tunicsuede boots dose of colors berry me on dark skinred gingham blouse oversized gingham tunicroman numeral bar necklace oversized gingham button downlouisiana street style louisiana fashion bloggerOne of the favorite things about fall fashion is that I get to incorporate more oversized pieces into my daily wear. This Devil-May-Care Checkered Linen Shirt from Necessary Clothing is another one of those easy pieces to style and a great way to keep your fall wardrobe in check (crappy pun…oops). The oversized gingham tunic¬†could easily be styled with opaque tights underneath and over the knee boots just as easily. I kept all the colors red-toned by styling it with cognac suede boots and rose gold jewelry. This oversized gingham tunic is also available in black and white checkered print! That would have been my next choice, but I have another similar from Necessary Clothing that I will soon style ūüėČ

Oh and if you’re wondering what my gold bar necklace says, it’s “January 18, 2014,” which is my anniversary! I left you a coupon below in case you wanted to mark a sacred day on some jewelry of your own. It’s a lot better and less riskier than getting a tattoo, not that I’m super big on tattoos anyway. I change my mind too much lol. Have a great weekend! Mine will be spent with the boy, stepson and my parents. We’re taking them out for their anniversary. This year made 27 years of marriage for them on November 12th. That’s truly a blessing. I pray that God strengthens and lengthens my future marriage whenever He allows it to come. May God bless all your relationships as well and if you’re single, enjoy it while you can! Lol :)

Top: c/o Necessary Clothing Devil-May Care-Checkered Linen Shirt (available HERE)

Leggings: Zara (old)

Boots: ShoeDazzle (love THESE)

Handbag: Louis Vuitton

Necklace:¬†c/o oNecklace¬†24k Gold Plated Roman Numeral Engraved Bar Necklace¬†(available¬†HERE) (use coupon “Candace10” for 10% off!)

Watch: Akribos XXIV

Cuff Bracelet: c/o Jollychic Lady Imitation Pearl Alloy Cuff Bracelet (available HERE)

Bracelets: c/o Rosegal Ethnic Style Women’s Colorful Beads Decorated Bracelet (available HERE)

Photos: Keshaun Fudge

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