Monday, October 30, 2017

Florals for Fall









(Dress: Target / Shoes: DSW)

Apostolic modesty can be fun and stylish. =)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mented


Hey, Beauties! Ok, so I am so in love with this company and their products. Their products cater to all women who are looking for a nude lipstick option. Any skin tone can wear them and that is one thing I love about this brand. Nobody is left out.


I decided to purchase a lipstick and a lip gloss. I love how subtle and moisturizing they are. They really made all of my nude lip dreams come true! The products came in nicely packaged with a postcard and a nice note. I love their mission and their message! So inspiring.


Mented #5 in the lipstick and Mauve Over in the lip gloss.





I was so excited when I saw the package in the mail. The shipping was fast and I was pleased with the entire experience. It's amazing to be able to find nude lipsticks and glosses that work well with my rich skin tone. I wear these two together or separate almost every day. Check them out you may find something that will work for you. This is not a sponsored post so I am for real about this recommendation! =D!! And when you purchase from them they give you a code where people can click and buy something for themselves. You get 15% off of your first purchase when you use the code below.
15% off first purchase!


Here is the lip combo together! have you tried mented? What shades are you looking at?
Let me know below, I plan on getting dope taupe in the near future!


Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 25, 2017

Back to School Inspiration


As much as we all don't want to hear it, School is back in session! I know, it feels like our summer slipped right through our fingers. Especially if you worked all summer like me. I had moments of vacation time and I tried my best to make the most of my summer but I do have to admit I slacked! I need to personally do better at taking time out to enjoy the life God has blessed me with. Also to enjoy the beauty that is around me. This world is filled with a lot of hate right now but there is also beauty and love in the midst. We just have to continue to show love and light through it all. On that note going back to school can be daunting and who really wants to go back? Not me! Here are some things you can consider that will start your year off right!

1. INVEST IN A PLANNER
I was an unbeliever when it came to planners but I have been converted! Planners are a great way to plan your days out so you can manage your time wisely. Once school starts for me I will not only have school work but I will also have ministry and work from my job to do. That's a lot and can easily become overwhelming. Really good planners can be pricey but you don't have to spend a fortune on a planner. Just get one and try it out!



2. GET A ROUTINE
I love watching night routines and morning routines on youtube. I don't know why but I do. The only thing is they make me feel like I don't have my life together! It's like who does that every single day. nobody. Although I may not stick to it every time I would like to come up with routines especially a night time routine. The purpose of them is to keep you on track and productive. Doing the things that matter most to you and it schedules the little things that keep you sane into your busy schedule. like tea and a good book before bed.

3. GET REAL
You will not get everything done in a day. I bet if you had an extra 5 hours you would still not get everything done. So get real with your to do list. I started doing to do lists and found that I was adding everything to it but getting close to nothing done. I had too much on my list and most of it was unnecessary. So when planning your week out be real with yourself. I rather have a to do list of 5 things and have them all checked off then a list of 10 and only hit 2 of them.



4. KEEP GOD FIRST
Even if you have to schedule your quiet time with God, do that. Whenever you can get QUALITY time in, do what you have to do. Never give God the left overs of your day. He is so worthy of your best so if you are at your best in the morning get up a little earlier and vice versa. Keeping God first will open you up to a more productive and successful school year.

5. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT
I am in a place where I just want to enjoy every stage of my life. School work is no fun but enjoy the process! Enjoy the experience. Enjoy the opportunity of learning new things. Enjoy the challenge of opening your mind to whats out there. Life will be so dreary if we don't learn to appreciate and find beauty in every moment of our lives. I hate sitting in class sometimes but I think about how the Lord has blessed me to be able to get an education. I also think about how I will leave the classroom smarter than when I came in. lol. Just Enjoy it all.

Hopefully, this mini list encouraged you and inspired you to do your best this school year! I am not excited about the papers I will need to write and the many homework assignments but I do plan on enjoying every moment of this season.

*Walgreens has some cute supplies
that also help kids get what they need for school*

What back to school tips do you have?
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Faithful God





Cardigan: SAVERS / blouse: JcPenny (Similar) / Belt: H&M / Skirt: SAVERS / Shoes: JcPenny / Fascinator: Sister made it

God is so faithful! Even when I am at my worst and I am disobedient he still stays by my side. My weekend was packed with fellowship and powerful moves of God. From prayer with some friends to a moving Sunday morning worship. There is no place that I would rather be! God fills the gaps and makes us whole. Joy is something you experience when everything around you is not adding up. It is when the spirit of God rises up and reminds you of who you are and whose you are. Stay encouraged Beauties! It is dry and rough right now but sooner or later God is going to make a way. I love this shade of blue! I was so excited when I spotted it at SAVERS. I need more solid colored skirts like this, they are easier to style.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

MAXI LOVE





Hello, Beauties! Happy Sunday!! This week and weekend have been packed! We just finished up VBS on Friday and we had a big service to attend on Saturday and of course church today! This ministry life can be so exhausting but it is so worth it! I love all of the ministries I am apart of but it can be a lot sometimes. VBS reminded me of how old I am getting and how I need to hit the gym and eat better! It also reminded me of how important it is for us to sow into the next generation! With all of this happening you still need to find time to hold yourself together and look some what presentable. I do not look like how I feel! haha.
This dress is one of my favorite maxis. I enjoy the colors and embroidery at the top of the dress. So gorgeous! The dress is very long for me but I work with it. I believe this dress is from Target and the cardigan is from Macy's! My shoes were from JCPenny and I do have to say these shoes HURT! I think I am flat footed so heels are not my friend after a while. I love this outfit it is so simple and it makes a statement.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Summer Glow



Hey, Beauties! Trying to find that Summer time fine glow this year? well, I'm still looking too. lol. I haven't posted on here in such a long time I wanted to peek in and say HEY! Things have been difficult in terms of running this blog. I have nobody to take my photos and I am having issues with the lighting. I would buy soft lights but this girl is BROKE! I depend on natural light for my photos. Natural light is so beautiful and really brings the photos to life. These were taken with very little natural light, I have a very bright lamp in my room. I am just trying to find other solutions and I am also stuck on what to post! You ever have those moments where creativity is just not flowing? yeah, that's me! This summer I am trying to drink more water and use some highlight to bring some glow to this melanin.




 Enjoy your summer! 💖


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Floral Pastels


This is my confused face... hahaha

Hey Beauties! I just love pastel colors and floral print, you can't go wrong with either of the two! My mother actually purchased this beauty from Macys and she didn't like it so I tried it on and kept it for myself. I love everything about this dress from the silver buttons to the floral print. It is pretty light weight and a great dress for those hotter days. This day was not hot at all there was a chill but it was a great day after church. My cardigan is from Savers. Sometimes I score big at savers and this is my favorite cardigan, I try not to wear it all the time so it doesn't get worn out quickly. My head covering is from this lovely young lady who sells them $40! Yeah it's a bit pricey but I'm trying to grow up lol. I needed a fancy head covering, just one is good for now. I do have to wear a skirt underneath this dress but other than that I love this outfit!!






The sun washed out the color when we switched spots but still cute! lol.