Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Outfit of the Day!

Hey everyone! Winter has most definitely come in full force and is showing no mercy! We've had some fridgid temperatures so once the temperature hit 30, I saw a chance to put something together for you guys!  Today's OOTD has been borrowed from the boys! I love my skirts and dresses, but i also love a great boyish look! I think girls look just as good guys in a pleated pant and tailored shirt! Anything boys can do, girls can do better!

Poem for Haiti

Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit my Motherland, Haiti - claiming over 230,000 lives. It's always difficult to relive the moments. To hear the news, watch it on tv, and have it hit so close to home, really breaks my heart. I saw my parents watch the news in tears to see their land in ruins. It hurts deep. To hear my people, who speak the same tongue as me crying out in despair. My heart turns heavy. During these times, I'm not the best with words.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Updated Brow Tutorial!

Hey guys! I know you already loved my previous pictorial on how to fill in your eyebrows.. But I have an updated version! Its a video! So you can follow the steps along with me! Still the same tools, I'm just giving you a visual! I hope you like!

What you'll need:
  • Concealer
  • Pointed Concealer Brush
  • Brow Pencil
  • Double-headed angle eye brush 
Click below for the Video and More!

Kendrick, You Killed My Whole Vibe

So yesterday, while reading the daily newspaper, (aka Facebook, Instagram, and emails) I came across a FB link titled "Kendrick Lamar Defends Iggy Izalea". Of course I clicked through the link and skimmed over it to find out he really is defending Iggy. All I could think was "Not my boy Kendrick!" A few hours pass and I come across another FB link titled "Azealia Banks Calls Kendrick Lamar's Ferguson Comments "The Dumbest Sh-t I've Ever Heard". I saw the link and said "Twice in one day?! Wassup with my son Kendrick?!" I clicked the link and Kendrick Lamar states "In order to be respected we must respect ourselves first. It starts from within."

I must say.. It's not the dumbest shit I've heard. But it's definitely some bullshit to hear.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Women's Wardrobe Essentials: The Black Pump

To pick up where I left off, in my Womens Wardrobe Essentials piece, I'll continue with The Black Pump. The Black Pump is one of the chicest, sleekest items you can have in your closet. It transitions from day to night and everything in between with ease. Theres nothing that a great pump wont look good with, but a black pump is even better. No matter what your sense of style is, I think we can all agree that The Black Pump is a necessity!

Someone to Listen...

Yesterday was the first Sunday of the year! Every Sunday evening, my youth group meets up to worship, read God's word, share a testimony and have a discussion. Being the fact that this was first Sunday, we decided to have the bulk of the service to be our youth coming up and sharing a testimony about what God has done for us in 2014.

Being an eager beaver that I am, I went up first. I thanked God for health, protection and provision - the usual. Then I spoke about the month of September. 

September 2014 was probably one of the roughest periods in my life as a saved believer. The spirit of depression came over me like a ton of bricks. I hadnt been diagnosed and I don't want to claim it but there was definitely a darkness in my heart. I didn't want to be around anyone. I cried myself to sleep. I cried at work. Nothing got done. I even thought about how life would be if I weren't here. I knew these thoughts were not of God. I tried talking to people, but tears would choke me up before I could get the words out. So I prayed as much as I could. As much as I prayed, this dark cloud continued to plague my spirit. It wasn't until one of the youth leaders Andy delivered a word on the last Sunday of the month - three days before my birthday. He delivered a Word that touched me so deep I was standing by myself in the middle of the church because I was so desperate to be healed. During the altar call I wept and Andy prayed with me. By the benediction, I was made anew and celebrated my birthday with so much joy in my heart. 

Outfit of the Day!

 It was first Sunday of the year! I love dressing up for church! Three hours (if youre on time) of looking cute then you eat! (Church is not about how you look, but I hope y'all got the point). Today I wore a printed blouse (Zara) with a billowed midi skirt (H&M). Click below for more photos and details!