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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…
Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

  This summer was the first time I tried my hand at growing my own Zucchini and Squash and I'll admit it's been one huge lesson after another. Next year, I think I'm going to stick with Zucchini as it's proven to be a bit more prolific than the squash and we've been getting Zucchini that are absolute whoppers. One of my favorite recipes to make from all our Zucchini, beside the Zucchini Nachos has…
How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

Does the size of beauty or nail stash determine your social status? Do you have a helmer or Ikea Alex unit dedicated to your Nail polish collections? If you do consider yourselves among the elite of beauty hoarders collectors. With the new dawn of social media outlets allowing beauty bloggers to easily share instant picture of their hauls or stashes and the mass wave of YouTube vloggers taking you through the opening of a box…
Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

STUNNING, FLAWLESS, AND POWERFUL. Those three words came to mind when I first caught glimpse of the photos from the September Issue of W Magazine. What I love is that it shows three powerful black women coming together to show their beauty in Olivier Rousteing's Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2105 Collection. Naomi and Iman have been known to have their spats in the past, and well Rihanna is of course Rihanna.   I do see myself…
25 Must Have Social Media and Blogging Apps!

25 Must Have Social Media and Blogging Apps!

  Bloggers, Stylist Photographers, Influencers, and Social Media addicts everywhere  know how important it is to be able to take their work on the go. From being able to log into your desktop remotely to picking the best color scheme to really showcase what you had for lunch  How do you sort through the mess to find the best?  Keep reading to find  25 of the best apps for blogging, social media and photo editing…
Summer Drink Series: Frozen Mango Strawberry Margarita

Summer Drink Series: Frozen Mango Strawberry Margarita

Hey Sippers!! Welcome to this weeks edition of the Summer Drink Series!  Last weekend was a whirlwind for me. It was Mr. Cosmetically Challenged's Birthday and I was trying to balance spending time with him while also trying to keep my parasites in the lab happy so, of course to wind down it called for a drink. My initial thought was wine pops but after going to about five different stores I could not find…
HUM Nutrition: Vitamins for the Modern Women Plus Give Away!

HUM Nutrition: Vitamins for the Modern Women Plus Give Away!

"BEAUTY STARTS FROM WITHIN... which is why we started HUM"   The older I get the more I know I should be taking my daily vitamins. I'm always being asked by my mom "Are you taking your vitamins?" when I complain of an ache or a pain. I do take vitamins but they aren't the most exciting part of my day. They're not as exciting as lets say my first sip of coffee, or putting…
Summer Drink Series: Skinny Girl Sparkling Pina Colada!

Summer Drink Series: Skinny Girl Sparkling Pina Colada!

  Skinny??? Yep you read right? I had to trim some calories on ya folks. This week's Summer Drink is a twist on the classic yet super sugary and high in calorie Pina Colada. Meet it's thinner and healthier cousin Sparkle!  I came up with the idea of doing a Sparkling Pina Colada for two different reasons, 1.) The people over at Sparkling ICE were kind of enough to send a bunch of their Zero…
Summer Drink Series: Fourth of July Mojitos!

Summer Drink Series: Fourth of July Mojitos!

  The Fourth of July is right around the corner so for this week's Summer Drink Series I decided to do a refreshing drink that you can enjoy with friends as you sit outside and enjoy the pool, great smells wafting from the BBQ, and the squeals of the kids playing in the yard. Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks, except for when you get the mint stuck in your teeth and you turn…
I Got the Look! Channeling Chrisette Michele

I Got the Look! Channeling Chrisette Michele

This week I decided that I was tired of my old hair and I felt I really needed something new. There wasn't much I could but I knew that the top of my hair was starting to take on a Lil Richard feel with the way the front was starting to hang on my forehead. I browsed through Pinterest trying to find inspiration and like several times before I fell in love with a picture…
Summer Drink Series Week 2: Birds of a Feather

Summer Drink Series Week 2: Birds of a Feather

Mr. Cosmetically Challenged and wont' be taking a tropical vacation this year. Actually, this is the second year that we've decided to put grown up things ahead of laying on the beach. Last year we purchased a house and this year we're trucking ahead to pay off my car four years early. We won't be laying on the beach sipping frozen cocktails but this doesn't mean we can't do it at home. Hell, it's definitely…
How Does a $500 Visa Giftcard sound?- Give Away!

How Does a $500 Visa Giftcard sound?- Give Away!

  Oh the things that you could do with $500! You could splurge on Designer Nail Polish: You could buy a bottle of your favorite perfume:You could even get that handbag you've been wanting!No matter what you decide to do just know that the Beauty Blogazons have you back and that's exactly why we're giving away a $500 Visa GiftCard this summer. One lucky person will have a chance to make all their summer dreams…
Summer Drink Series: Southern Porch Sipper

Summer Drink Series: Southern Porch Sipper

I'm a southern girl at heart. I love big yards, large porches and sweet tea. Now that I'm up north there's absolutely none of that unless we move way out into the burbs and build our own dream home.  Some days I like to pretend that I'm at my dream home. So I  sit on my small back porch and sip a cocktail while watching the lightening bugs glow. Today's Summer Drink Series cocktail is…
The Beauty of Nature

The Beauty of Nature

    This year I took on a lot of responsibilities. Between being a PhD student, wife, blogger, and trying to make my home look like the cover of a HGTV magazine I sometimes burn myself out.  After feeling a lot of things get piled on my shoulder I learned that it was okay to say "No" and that good leaders know how to delegate as opposed to taking on a project all by themselves.…

POPSUGAR Now is Officially on TV

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR NOW, all opinions are my own. Do you love all things celebrity  news and can't get enough of it? Well, guess what! POPSUGAR Now is officially on TV. Yep, you heard it right! POPSUGAR now is on TVGN at 6pm every night. They'll be giving you the scoop on everything behind the scenes during the awards, how to…
The Emotions of a Beauty Addict Waiting for an Online Beauty Launch

The Emotions of a Beauty Addict Waiting for an Online Beauty Launch

These are the emotions of a Beauty Addict.. or should I say myself as I wait for a online collection release or sale. This has also been me so many times as I've sat in virtual waiting rooms that are almost done exclusively by MAC Cosmetics. Just sitting at my computer being a slave to that launch is the worst! I can't move, I can't refresh my screen, and I don't even want to move…
How I Withstood the Curse of Eve with U by Kotex

How I Withstood the Curse of Eve with U by Kotex

This is a sponsored post for U by Kotex, who provided me products to review You can get a free sample from U by Kotex too at and Do the Demo. Once we reach a certain age we as women fall victim to the curse. Yes the curse, you know the one that causes symptoms of severe cramping and abdominal pain, bloating, weight gain and sometimes fever and nausea.  I've been afflicted with this curse since the…
Day 8/100 Accepting the Need to Change.

Day 8/100 Accepting the Need to Change.

It takes 21 days to break a habit, or so they say. Change is an inevitable part of life, it's the only thing that's actually constant in this world. You can't change what you are, but can change what you do, who you're influenced by,  and what motivates you. You can alter the words that come out of your mouth simply by thinking about them before you speak. I've changed my lifestyle and I've adopted…
Five Things I’ve Learned from Blogging

Five Things I’ve Learned from Blogging

1. Pick a Lane!: People blog for different reasons. Sometimes it's just to write as an escape, others do it as a hobby ,and very few actually do it to make a living. No matter why you decide to start blogging I've learned the most important thing is  to pick a lane and stay in it. Don't let the success of another blogger determine what it is you really want to blog about. If you're passionate about…
Single Ladies Episode 2 Season 3 Recap

Single Ladies Episode 2 Season 3 Recap

This episode of Single Ladies was a bit ho hum, but there was a surprise that had me screaming "Let Me Find Out..!!" Raquel is still on the hunt for an investor to replace Eve for her boutique Indulgence so her and April hit up a party so that Raquel can speak with a friend to get an in, in the investing world. While Raquel does her business April mets none of other than one…