Upgrade your Water with Crystal Light Drink Mixes!

Upgrade your Water with Crystal Light Drink Mixes!

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   One of the biggest misconceptions to weight loss is that you have to give up everything that actually taste good. Of course, you have to cut back on a few indulgences like fatty foods, sugary drinks, and of course the occasional 900 calorie cupcake, but who says you can't enjoy getting healthy and even improving your skin while…
A Just Because Cash Give Away from the BBC!

A Just Because Cash Give Away from the BBC!

  Ever just did something just because? Well, that's what I'm doing now, you know hosting a give away where you can win cash prizes just because. Oh and you know how there are usually all those long pesky entry options? Well here all you have to do is like a couple of Facebook pages! Yep that's it! Nothing else too it. Make sure you give the rafflecopter time to load a Rafflecopter giveaway
Weight Loss Journey Two Week Update

Weight Loss Journey Two Week Update

Okay so I've been doing this weight loss thing for about two weeks now and I promised updates along the way. First lets start with my routine. Monday-Thursday I've been hitting the gym or my living room for 5am workouts. All workouts consist of weight training and cardio and I've been doing a lot of Jeanette Jenkins DVD's.  The first week was super hard on me and my body was crying out for me to…
Lorac MegaPro Palette Give Away

Lorac MegaPro Palette Give Away

The Lorac MegaPro palette was a one of the most highly anticipated launches of the fall. Unfortunately for many the palette sold out super quick and will not be restocked at on the Lorac website. This ruffled lots of feathers, but before the Palette was sold out several Beauty blogger friends and I got together purchase one extra so that one of our lucky readers could own some of the goodness too. The Lorac MegaPro…
Ten Things to do This Month.

Ten Things to do This Month.

  I've never been a big list writer. It would honestly probably make my life immensely easier but I kind of like to rely on the ol noggin for helping me keep track of what's what. This month I decided to write out a list of 10 things I wanted to do that would help me become an all around better person, or at least better in my eyes. I didn't want anything long or…
The Magical Eraser: Lancôme Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur

The Magical Eraser: Lancôme Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur

I upgraded my beauty routine with Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PhotoPerfectSkin You often here the old saying "There is beauty in growing old". I didn't always believe this to be entirely true until I realized that the saying doesn't implicitly mean your looks. I was always told that I looked just like my Father growing up, and well while it's nice to be compared to a…
Hearty Vegetable and Feta Frittatas

Hearty Vegetable and Feta Frittatas

Since I'm back on my health kick I knew I needed something else besides my lean shakes to have in the morning. My Lean shakes are great for when I'm in a rush and I want to have breakfast on the train but now that I've been getting up at 4:30am for my morning workouts I have more than enough time to sit down and enjoy something a little more appetizing.  Years ago when I…
New Nars Cosmetics Holiday Color for 2014

New Nars Cosmetics Holiday Color for 2014

Holiday season is here but you won't see any golden tinsel or bells jingling over the New Nars Cosmetic Holiday Color Collection.  For Holiday 2014, François Nars projects a bold new design for the future femme. Decoding the thrill of seduction, this captivating collection  exposes a full range of colors and textures with dramatic dimension. I love the design on this collection, as it doesn't lend to traditional holiday.  The custom packaging adapts architectural designer…
The Bucket Bag is Back!

The Bucket Bag is Back!

The Bucket Bag is no longer that trendy bag that you use for a time and then put it away. It's here to stay thanks to Mansur Gavriel's Bucket bag that took the industry by storm this past spring and quickly sold out. If you still must have that bag you're in luck because it's restocking in December just in time for the Holidays and Barney's has the Mansu Gavriel Rosa Saffiano style available exclusively…
Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners Miss the Mark

Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners Miss the Mark

We all wanted to fall in love with the new Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners. They were so sparkly and pretty and of course that instantly made us forget all our other list of requirements we consider on if we should purchase a product or not. I put these to the test to see if they were really worth your time to scour the beauty aisle for them and if they were really worth $5.99. In…
Adjusting to Weight loss in my Thirties

Adjusting to Weight loss in my Thirties

My body definitely isn't what it used to be. Realizing this and learning to accept it has been the hardest thing for me to grasp mentally. I've always been pretty confident but when I look back at pictures of me sharing my outfit of the day I can't help but get depressed at how  much weight I've allowed just to pile up on my body. I held a part time job in the fast food…
OOTD-Cute in Camo

OOTD-Cute in Camo

Military life runs in my family. My dad is a retired US Army Colonel and many other uncles also served their country. I did a small stint of Army ROTC while in college but quickly realized that it wasn't for me. Though I gave up my BDU's I still can't help but love camo so when I spotted these Camo Twill Pants at Loft I just knew I had to have them. Since I'm a…
It Started with Hello… and maybe Lindt Hello Chocolate.

It Started with Hello… and maybe Lindt Hello Chocolate.

He had me at Hello... we'll not really but he grew on me. I met my husband back in 2007 when I was in my prime and playing the dating field. It's weird how you just kinda know when you've met "The One".  No, the heavens didn't open up and a angelic tune wasn't played when he walked in the room but I just kinda knew.  Our first date was at an Outback Steakhouse, we…
Black and White Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Black and White Fall Wardrobe Essentials

This year I wanted to do something a bit different and purchase only Fall Wardrobe Essentials. I didn't want to go on a shopping spree for items that would only be trendy for the moment or spend tons of money on items that I couldn't really pair with anything else.  As I looked back on how much I spent on clothing last year I just want to faint. I really did some irresponsible reckless "oh…
Things I Discovered About Myself This Week.- Growth

Things I Discovered About Myself This Week.- Growth

Self Reflection, Self Awareness and Self Growth. Eat the Tikka Anna Mae! I've never been a big fan of Indian food. This was not due to the fact that I ate something unpleasant but I think more so due to the fact that when I was introduced to it, it wasn't in a "here try this" type of way but more so in a too much at one time kinda deal. I hadn't had Indian…
Hammitt Handbags and Stearns & Foster Give Away!

Hammitt Handbags and Stearns & Foster Give Away!

I am being compensated to promote a sweepstakes run by Tempur-Sealy Let me introduce you to Hammitt Handbags, a Los Angeles-based leather handbag company that allows you to take a bit of Hollywood with you everywhere.  The Los Angeles based company has become a staple of Hollywood A-Listers  like, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Paris Hilton, Kristin Bauer and more. It has been featured in over 30 top television programs including Gossip Girl, 90210, Entourage, The Newsroom…
Top Ten Fall Fragrances that leave you feeling Powerful, Sexy and Seductive.

Top Ten Fall Fragrances that leave you feeling Powerful, Sexy and Seductive.

Fall Fragrances are here! I think the cooler months are my favorite when it comes to Fragrances because I don't have to worry about the scents mixing with my body chemistry when it's trying to deal with the hotness and humidity in the air. To me, fall Fragrances bring out notes like Vanilla, Musk, Spice, and Sandalwood. They exude the feeling of power, sexiness and being seductiveness.  I put together a list of Fall Fragrances…
The Husband Cooks: Chipotle Bacon Salmon Sliders

The Husband Cooks: Chipotle Bacon Salmon Sliders

When my husband and I first moved in together we decided upon a cooking schedule were we each cook three days a week. Since I was all "let me impress my man" I was getting down with the getting down in the kitchen and all he was serving me was baked Chicken breast, brown rice, and a vegetable steam bag. Seriously yall it was rough! I finally got tired of him not trying and announced…
Shopping My Stash and Creating Magic Volume 1

Shopping My Stash and Creating Magic Volume 1

I don't consider myself to be a pro at doing makeup nor do I consider myself an expert on the proper use of each product. What I do know is that I've been hoarding this mass collection of beauty products that I honestly don't give enough attention. This last month I decided that if I purchased a product then it would get used. I would force myself to step outside of my "natural makeup" comfort…
Time of the Month Indulgence without the Guilt-Zucchini Nachos

Time of the Month Indulgence without the Guilt-Zucchini Nachos

Will power is something that must be consciously maintained. I'd like to think when I'm serious and focused I can say no to fatty foods, sweet treats, and other things that will ruin my diet. Usually the hardest times for me are during that dreaded week of my period. My will power is usually out the door as all I want to do is sleep, let my bloated belly hang out, and just be comfortable.…