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…

Do your Lips Need a Power Boost? Try Milani Cosmetics New Power Lips!

This is what you need to be stalking while walking up and down the beauty aisles at your local drug stores! The newest release from Milani Cosmetics are the POWER Lip and boy do these babies live up to their name! The Power Lips are .09 oz of combination lipgloss and stain. They are highly pigmented, moisturizing and long lasting. I wish, wish wish wish they came in a large size like the TARTE Maracuja…

100 Days to a Better Me… My Weakness, My Truths, My Reality

When the clock struck twelve midnight signaling the arrival of 2014 I was in my bed asleep. I'd just lost my grandmother  the day before and I was heart broken that I'd be starting a new year without her. While 2013 was a great year, I mean we bought a house and became first time home owners, I passed my Phd qualifier and my blog is headed in a great direction as far as content…

AgeBeautiful helps me go Big and Bold with my new Hair Color!

I have been itching for some added color to my hair. First I was all "I'm gonna save up and have it professionally done". Then, after doing my budget and realizing if I wanted to live a debt free life I was not going to be able to afford such a splurge I decided to do it on my own. I just skipped on over to my local Sally's and purchased two tubes of the…

philosophy’s loveswept Took me Back to One of the Happiest Days of my Life!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by philosophy through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about philosophy, all opinions are my own." Have you ever smelt a fragrance only to be catapulted back in time to relive a precious memory? If this has never happened to you I challenge you to find a fragrance that brings you happiness, then close your eyes and see what sorts of images…

My Love Affair with Dermablend Professional Quick Fix Concealer and the Chance to Win a $200 e-giftcard from Coupons.com

This is a sponsored post from Coupons.com. While I'm being compensated for this post the love affair I have with Dermablend Professionals is real...   Beauty products come a dime a dozen. Usually when you find the right one and fall in love with it the company discontinues it or somehow changes the formula, you know, to "make it better". Usually better for me means adding an ingredient that no longer has the stamina to…

A Jane Iredale Starter Kit Could Easily Be Yours!

Win a Jane Iredale Starter Kit!!!   I absolutely love Jane Iredale! Their Pure gloss is phenomenal and I'm never without one in my makeup bag. I have several reviews for jane iredale all throughout the blog so make sure you check some of them out. We all know how important it is to find the perfect foundation for your complexion. Jane Iredale introduces the NEW Starter Kit, a skin-loving makeup system that embodies the foundation of the line…

How the Make Up For Ever Boutique Reminded Me that I was Beautiful

I've been playing makeup for years. I dabbled as a makeup artist while living in NC, I've taken several classes and watched many a video on makeup application. While I'm still a huge makeup hoarder fan I've gotten so busy with school and life that I basically just went with the simplest makeup applications. You know foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, blush and a gloss or lipstick. This worked for me and probably took me only…

Natural Hair Color Bold and Beautiful.

I really really really want to color my natural hair. Although I just went natural and I should be focusing on perfecting my regimen I can't help but stare at pictures of gorgeous naturals with amazing daring hair colors. The photo of Chrisette Michelle above stops me in my tracks. First of all she's wearing a box hair cut and it's strategically colored the perfect shades of blonde to fit her face. Match that with…
Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color Is True to it’s Name!

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color Is True to it’s Name!

  Milani Cosmetics Lip Intense Liquid Color is seriously like...really I have no words to actually describe what it's like because the name says it all. It's an intense rich vibrant mesh of gloss and lipstick. I guess I could kind of liken it to a a creamy lip tar. The colors are bold and bright, I have three of the four to share with you today but I'm definitely going to add the red…
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…

Getting back my Melody

This is my second time transitioning and will be my third big chop. Wow, my third big chop... when I think about how long my hair would've been if I never big chopped the first time... Actually let me not. I BC'd the second time because my hair was consuming my life. The literal "wash DAY", the fairy knots and the constant product junkism got the best of me.  About 2 months before my wedding…
California Lace Wigs And Weaves Malaysian Loose Curl Review

California Lace Wigs And Weaves Malaysian Loose Curl Review

California Lace Wigs and Weaves is one of the largest online  vendors of Custom Lace Wigs. I had the opportunity to chat with the founder Annette Jones about the company  and you can read all about it here. Now lets get to this super fabulous hair!!! While California Lace Wigs and Weaves makes amazing custom wigs they also retail hair extensions. In the picture above I'm wearing what they call the "Basic Closure Package" which…
Win It! derma e Prize Pack and a $250 Visa Gift Card Give Away!

Win It! derma e Prize Pack and a $250 Visa Gift Card Give Away!

Derma e (http://www.dermae.com) has teamed up with Cosmetically Challenged and a number of my favorite beauty bloggers to offer one lucky winner a fabulous prize package of products AND a $250 Visa Gift Card for a total value of $370.00! ($369.70) One of the largest natural facial care brands in the US, derma e believes that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration. Win this package…
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…
Do Your Shoes Have A Time Limit for Wearability?

Do Your Shoes Have A Time Limit for Wearability?

The older I get the more I realize that my feet just can't handles certain types of shoes anymore. When I was a young whipper snapper I used to be able to walk back and forth across the yard to my classes rocking my newest pair of stilettos. Now, before purchasing a shoe I think about the time of wearablilty that's associate with it. Is this shoe just for show? Will I have to sit…
LUSH Spa Opens in Philadelphia

LUSH Spa Opens in Philadelphia

  If you live in the city of Philadelphia you've been Lushed at least once in your life. Yes, Lushed' what results after one has used one of the many amazing bath and body products that the Lush store has to offer. I remember the first time I was Lushed'.. best day of my life... If you thought treating yourself to an occasional bath bomb or delectable smelling slice of soap was a walk on…
2014 New Fragrance Releases!

2014 New Fragrance Releases!

I love to smell good. I have a pretty sizable collection and mood determines my scent of the day. Today I have 6 new fragrances that are set to debut this year. Some are already in stores and a few have yet to be released but I can tell you that  that there are two so far that have caught my attention. Check them out below!   1. Versace Pour Femme Oud Oriental  Notes: Oriental Rose ,…
Milani Cosmetics 2014 New Beauty Releases

Milani Cosmetics 2014 New Beauty Releases

Milani  Cosmetics has a whole slew of new items coming out in the very near and I mean possibly next month future! I absolutely love their products. I was completely won over by last years line of lipsticks so you know I am over here body rolling with excitement. Milani has seven new product line releases for us this year and I've listed them all below. I will definitely keep you informed when I spot…