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Oh Maui.....

August 17, 2017


Happy Thursday!

I never realized that blogging daily was this much fun until this week.

Anyways, let's get started on today's post.....

I have been using this haircare brand, Maui Moisture Haircare, since May of this year and I love it. The collection that I'm using is the Curl Quench + Coconut Oil collection. They really moisturizes your hair like it says on the products and they definitely quench the thirst of your curls. I have never heard of Maui until my sister gave me the products, which she got from Curlbox- a natural hair product monthly subscription box.

A little bit about my hair.....
Thick, dyed hair
Type of curls: 3c/4a and a whole lot of other types in between
Porosity: low porosity. Although, my hair porosity has changed since I got my hair dyed.

About the products.....

  1. Shampoo: the shampoo is so moisturizing that I tend to use it on every wash day. It has coconut oil, papaya butter, and plumeria extract, and water- which are awesome for moisturizing dry and thick natural hair. Bonus: this product is sulfate-free.
  2. Conditioner: I love this conditioner, however I don't like using it for cowash because I feel that it doesn't clean my hair the way I feel it should. Though, I do use it to detangle before I shampoo. It also has the same major ingredients as the shampoo, and I like how it makes my hair feels after detangling.
  3. Curl Milk: I really love this curl milk stuff and it does wonders for my hair. I use it as a leave-in  conditioner and it smells so good. It is a thicker consistency than some hair milks that I have used- as in it is not runny, watery, or light at all. If your hair loves cream based products, then you need to try this line.
  4. Curl Smoothie: this smoothie is currently my hair's best-friend, and the perfect product for my wash-and-go's. I have tried wash-and-go's with gel, and although I love the results it gives me, it makes my hair feel a bit stiff after it dries. But when I use this smoothie with no gel, I notice that my curls are much more defined and much softer when my hair dries. I recently did a wash-and-go this past weekend(I wish I took a picture to show y'all), and the results were amazing. Whenever I use the curl milk and curl smoothie, my hair can maintain the moisture in it for about 4 days and not get dry.
Final thoughts.....

I have realized that it is best to use products from the same line or collection within a brand in order to achieve amazing results, especially if you want to build a haircare regimen or if you are just starting your natural hair journey. It is an easier and helpful way to figure out what works best for you and what doesn't. For me, I love this hair care line and I would definitely purchase it again(which I need to start preparing for because I am almost out of the conditioner).

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P.S. This is not a sponsored post by Maui Moisture Haircare or Curlbox.

The Blazer Formula.....

August 16, 2017



Happy Wednesday!

Blazers have always been a staple in my closet. I don't know why but I just love how they complete an outfit. However, it is extremely difficult to find the perfect fitted blazers that look fit my petite body.

Recently, I found this blazer (similar here) at Dillard's and after trying it on, I fell involve with it. It was like a match made in heaven(LOL!). I was so happy when I found it, and also happy when my mom bought it.

Now the possibilities of styling blazers are endless, and one of my favorite ways to style them is with jeans (denim). I love wearing a camisole with jeans and then elevating my look with the blazer. It is the perfect way to achieve one of the most trickiest style looks which is business-casual.

To style a blazer with jeans is easy. All you need is your jeans, a camisole or basic t-shirt (does not matter if it's printed or not), accessories, shoes (can be any type), your favorite go-to blazer, and of course a lipstick to complete the look. Then voila, you are done! See how simple and easy it was and stress free.

Again here is the simple formula:

Jeans + Camisole or T-shirt + Accessories
+ Shoes + BLAZER + Lipstick
= The easiest and chicest style ever!
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The Block Heels.....

August 15, 2017


Happy Tuesday!

The block heels has been in style for quite  sometime now and it is one of my favorite fashion trends of all time. The block heels is also one of the most classic styles of shoes out on the market. The pair that I have is the Carrson block heels by Steve Madden. I bought these at Macy's last year and I have been loving them since.

Now I don't know why some people (Ladies?!) don't own a pair of block heels yet. If you are one of the people that can't seem to decide on whether or not to get this shoe, don't panic just yet. Here are five reasons why I think every girl should drop whatever it is that they are doing, and go buy a pair of these shoes:
  1. This style is COMFORTABLE. One of my biggest deal breakers about buying shoes is it that they have to be comfortable. It does not matter how expensive, inexpensive, or cute the shoes are, as long as they are comfortable, I am okay with them. And that is why I love this shoe style.
  2. You can put all your WEIGHT on your heels while standing without feeling like you are about to fall over. There are some heels that you have to shift all your weight forward so you don't fall over, and to me, that is annoying and unsafe. What is the purpose of buying shoes that can potentially cause you to get hurt? (So not worth it!)
  3. This style is also FLATTERING on different types of feet (that I have seen so far, which is a lot), just like how certain types of clothing, especially certain types of dresses can flatter different body shapes.
  4. Consequently, it can ELEVATE an outfit and instantly give it an elegant look, which I love. (I mean who doesn't like looking elegant?!)
  5. Last but definitely not least, it is VERSATILE. It can be worn with just about any outfit you can think of, such as a jumpsuit outfit, romper outfit, or the likes.
Moreover, block heels are a timeless style that is worth having in your wardrobe, specifically one that you will not regret purchasing. I love my shoes, and they are my favorite black go-to heels. If you did not have a reason to buy a pair of block heels before, well now you do.

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Disclaimer: although they are comfortable, your feet can start to hurt if you stand for too long. Despite that, it is fine. Also, this is NOT a SPONSORED post by Steve Madden or Macy's.

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Summer Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas....

July 26, 2017



Happy Wednesday!

I don't know about y'all, but I have a major case of wedding fever. I have noticed that almost every year, I go to a wedding-especially in the summer, and it is always exciting because it is the perfect excuse for me to buy a new outfit. (don't judge me!)

However, sometimes it is a little difficult to figure out what to wear. So I have round up different outfit ideas for 3 different types of weddings- black tie, semi-formal, and informal/non-traditional. 

Black Tie

For a black tie wedding, opt for a more sophisticated dress with a sling back heel sandals or pumps. Accessorize with a beautiful clutch to elevate the look.

Semi-formal

For a semi-formal wedding, choose a dress that is simple enough to accessorize and hugs your body in the right places. Be strategic with your accessories and focus more on the makeup to complete your look. 

Informal/Non-traditional

Choose a non-traditional outfit such as suits, pants paired with a nice blouse, a skirt with a top, rompers or jumpsuits. As long as the couple is okay with their guests wearing whatever they want, the possibilities of outfits are endless. In other words, there are no restrictions on what you wear as long as it is appropriate.

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Lipstick Collection.....

July 24, 2017


Happy Monday!

I was always cautious when it came to buying different colored lipsticks and my go-to colors were pink and nude. However, I now love trying new colors and I have a staple color for every season.

For Spring, my primary color is the soft pink; for Summer, I love the bright orange lipstick; for Fall, I like the build burgundy lipstick; and for winter, I love a beautiful bold red lipstick.

Also, I am trying to build up my red lipstick collection, and I can't wait for the winter season. Well here is my collection and I hope you enjoy.

These are the different brands I own so far:
  1. Lancome
  2. Kat Von D
  3. Smashbox
  4. M.A.C
  5. NARS
  6. Stila
  7. Bite
  8. NYX
  9. Chanel
  10. Anastasia Beverly Hills
These are the brands that I want to try:
  1. Charlotte Tilbury
  2. Dior
  3. YXL
  4. Too Faced
  5. Tarte
  6. Urban Decay
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