Monthly Archives: September 2015

Culottes are cool again

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Unless you’ve been completely off the grid lately, you know that 70’s fashion is back in a big way for the fall. Everything is fringed out, bell bottoms and bell sleeves are back, and platform shoes have re-emerged! And I’m here for it all! I was born in the 70’s but it was 78, so I was too late to enjoy all the fabulousness that is 70’s fashion. 

I was reading a magazine months ago that had a pic of some celebrity wearing culottes and I’ve been on the hunt for a pair ever since. I’m not much of a pant wearer, but since it’s getting cool, it’s time to pull them out. Cullottes are great for all seasons, and I’m looking forward to wearing mine with boots when it gets cooler. 

Here’s what I’m wearing today. 

  I think because I have more hips/booty, my culottes aren’t as flowy as I’d like but I still dig them. I’m also short, so they’re longer than they’re supposed to be on me. 

I got mine at Express. You can get them here. I got the blouse from Ross a few years ago and the pumps are Christian Louboutin from Neiman Marcus. 
What do you love about 70’s fashion? 

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Nyx liquid suede lippie review

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I’ve been waiting for these to show up in Ulta stores since they came out! A) because I was too cheap to order online and pay shipping B) because they were constantly sold out online! 

Earlier this week I got the email that they’d be available in all Ulta stores this week and could hardly wait to get there! 

Of course I wanted them all, but I had some self control…this time and only got two. I also wanted to try them out first to see if I even liked them. 

So, the verdict is in, I do love them! Definitely going back for more tomorrow! They feel great on my lips, non-drying, and seem to be very long lasting. 

I bought vintage and stone fox. I was disappointed that my Ulta didn’t have any testers or I’d probably have gone with different colors. Stone fox is grey, which I knew, but it goes on a little lighter than it looks in the package. Vintage looks also darker in the package but is lighter. I’ve been searching for a dark red, so I was hoping this one would be the answer to my prayers, but it’s not. 

Here’s a picture of the two that I got. 

  

 And here’s what they look like on. 

 They dry to a nice matte finish which I love! 

Have you tried them yet and what do you think? 
  

Cheap, but good lipstick 

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When it comes to make-up, more expensive doesn’t always equate to the best. I’m willing to try any brand, but the only things I’m not willing to compromise on are foundation and concealer. For those, I’m willing to pay a higher price, but anything else is fair game! 

I must admit, I have a slight lipstick addiction. I had to cut myself off from MAC lippies because it was getting to be a bit much!!! First, they’re $17 each and between my shoe addiction and the lippie addiction, my coins were really starting to get away from me, so I realized I needed to make some changes 😁 just pray for me! 

So, last year I bought a couple Jordana matte lippies at Walgreen’s. I dug this one out of the stash this morning because I wanted to start wearing my fall colors. It’s called dare, and it’s an awesome color for fall! And at only 2.99, you can’t beat it! 

 Here’s what the packaging looks like. You can find them at Walgreen’s for sure, not sure where else.

  Do you have any cheap, but good drugstore lippie recommendations?  

Unattainable standards?

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  The past two weeks have been rough 😔. My pastor suddenly passed away, and although I didn’t know him well personally, he had an impact on my life and I learned so, so much from him over the years, I just feel an incredible loss! Dealing with a loss, it just makes you think about a lot of things. There have been days I just wanted a shoulder to cry on and my dear friends and family, they’re super sweet, but I know they’re ready to start talking about something else 😁

I’m a strong person, but at times like this, I miss having someone to hug when I’m sad and someone to wake up to in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep to talk about any and everything that’s on my mind! 

I say all of that to say that with all of this going on, it really makes me realize how much I really want what’s missing in my life. Recently I’ve had many conversations about why I’m single. Some people’s theories are interesting to say the least! I’ve heard that I’m intimidating to men because of my independence or even the way I look. I’ve heard that I may look unapproachable because I always look so put together, and I should dress down sometimes. But all of these possible explanations, while they may be true, why should I change who I am to attract a man? And the type of man that would ask me to change certain things just ain’t the one for me! 

And what’s wrong with having standards? So what my dream man would look like The Rock, you like what you like! But I’m not crazy enough to turn away a good man that comes along because he doesn’t. However I did read an article recently that said that everyone has up to 6 people in the world that they look like, so who knows I may meet his doppledanger one day and fall in love 😁

Although it is taking a looooonnnng time for The Lord to send the answer to my prayers, I’m reminded that He does give us the desires of our hearts and his promises will come to pass, so I remain hopeful, but I’m also human and all of us, no matter how strong we are, sometime have week moments where we doubt. 

Single ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that your standards are unattainable. Settling is never an option. We all deserve awesomeness and nothing less! I’m not saying set your standards so high that only Jesus would meet them, but when you know your worth, wait for God’s best!