Fall is my favorite time of year. I love to be wrapped up in cozy fashions, drinking warm tasty drinks and enjoying the cool breeze.
An fall outfit is not complete with a cozy scarf
My favorite places to purchase… Target, TJ Maxx, Lane Bryant
Cardigans + Booties Fashion
My fall fashion favorites are oversized cardigans and wraps with thicks socks and booties. I’ve even thought about trying to make my own winter body wrap scarf (comment below if you’d like that idea)
Favorite Places to Shop: Target, Boohoo, Debshop, Old Navy
Fall Eye Shadows
I love natural flesh tone eye shadow colors for fresh face fall. Everything from light pinks and blushes to marker wine (burgundy) and navy (blue) colors
Best Fall Palettes: BH Cosmetics, Covergirl
Knitting + Crafts
I am crafty and I love making stuff. Something about fall brings out the creative in me.
Best craft store: Hobby Lobby and Joans
Favorite Drink: Warm Sugar Cookie Latter
Candles set the mood for warm cozy comfort. So everyday I light candles all through the house.
Favorite Candles: Bath & Body Works
Fall cause for celebration… with celebrations come cocktails and a cranberry sangria or autumn sangria are my choice of fun!
One of my favorite YouTuber’s Raven Elysee inspired this DIY project after watching her Decorating My House DIY projects + New Furniture vlog. I have been re- decorating my apartment with more things of my style. I want every room and every decoration to reflect who I am as a person. I consider myself to be very creative, I love creating things. So a lot of my home decor will be D.I.Y projects. For instances, the Hexagon Shaped Shelves … click here to see blog.
For this project you’ll need:
- Acrylic Paint – 3 colors (Midnight Blue, Pink, Nude)
- Metal Flakes
- Paper Towels
I purchased an 8 pack of the 10 x 10 canvas, I had a vision of doing tiled art on one large wall in my living room space. My new color scheme for my living room space is Blue + Pink, so I used those colors. And it add a third color I used a fresh tone nude.
I started by laying out my canvas on a table.
Staring with the darkest color first, I dropped dots of paint randomly all over t
With a paper towel, I swiped the paint from left to right. Making streaks, sort of.
Before starting a new color, I used my hair dryer to dry the paint.
First I applied blue, then pink, then the nude paint .
Lastly, I took the metal flakes and just tore off a few small pieces and placed them on top of the wet paint at random.
Here is the Finished Product
My living has double doors that lead out to the balcony. I decided to tile 4 of the canvas paints on each side of the double doors. As you walk into the front door the back wall and double doors are what you see. I think my abstract art looking good in this spot, even though I visioned something different. I want to add some greenery or plants to this view. Maybe a tall faux plant in each corner under the paintings.
I must admit, I am a girlie girl and I love going to the nail salon to get my nails done, feet scrubbed, and face waxed. But I’ve learned all that can add it. I noticed every 2 two weeks I was spending $70 + multiples tips in the nail salon. FOR WHAT? I can tell I’m growing into a full adult, because I cannot validate spending that much money twice a week. I’ve learned to cut back on my services. Now I only go to the nail salon once a month for a pedicure and eyebrow wax. Let’s be honest, a girl can’t be out here letting her feet rough up. As for my nails, I like to keep them clean and simple. For special occasions I will paint them myself now.
This is the Charcoal infused nail polish by Nailmedic in the color Volcanic Ash. I love this as a fall color.
This was easy to apply and fast drying – even with 3 coats. It doesn’t have the harsh nail polish smell- which I can appreciate.
I received this samples in a previous ipsy bag (before I canceled my subscription). I will definitely be using this color throughout the fall and winter.
I can’t wait to try some new holiday nail art this season. I’ll be use to do a DIY nail art post .
It’s Friday!!! We’ve almost made it through this week. It has been a long one for me and I can’t wait to relax for the weekend.
Even though it’s been a rough week, I’m always determined not to look like what I feel like. Today I’m enjoying the GA sunshine with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in the color Spice.
Purchased from ULTA on sale for buy 1 get one week during National Lipstick Day. I love this color, so I have to have it. It will definitely be a favorite in my fall makeup essentials.
I enjoy making body scrubs and facial… stuff for my skin in general. One thing I like to do at least every other week is a moisturizing body rub using Lipton Green Tea. I do a lot to take care of my face but the rest of my body needs the same tender love and care. Honestly, I love having soft smooth skin. Today, I’m going to show you what I do and how to make this moisturizing body scrub.
What you’ll Need:
5 Pure Green Tea bags
Aloe Vera Gel
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Pure Green Tea helps promote healthy skin and reduces inflammation.
Aloe Vera Gel is hands down the best thing for curing scars and blemishes on your skin. Not just you face, it can be used all over your body.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is great for just about everything. Its a natural moisturizer. It helps lock moisture in your skin.
To start… use 5 tea bags to make a pitcher of green tea to enjoy later.
Once your tea is finish brewing, cut open the tea bags scooping the tea leaves into a bowl.
Add a 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel and a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Stir.
I like to place the mix in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Then apply the cool moisturizing rub all over my body. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes (to as long as you would like). To remove, I get in the shower and rinse everything off and air dry my newly moisturized skin.
Try it… Share your thoughts…
Happy Friday Passionista !!!
I have had a long and stressful week. So, one thing I like to do when I’ve had one of those weeks is brew a fresh pot of tea and have some quiet time.
Tea has been known to be a way to relief stress and anxiety, promoting a healthy environment.
Here are 2 different teas I love to brew and drink when I find myself under stress or my anxiety starts to run high.
To brew my tea I use the Bodum electric kettle and Bialetti Glass tea pot – both purchased from Walmart.
Hot Tea: Teavana Recover Regain Green Tea (which is now discontinued due to the recent closing of all Teavana store fronts 😔)
This is a detoxifying wellness tea with mint with the recommended dose of daily vitamin c, meant to support a healthy lifestyle.
Cold Tea: Tea of Life Pomegranate White Tea
This is a gluten free tea of life packed with antioxidants, meant to help with weight loss.
Not only are these teas calming but they carry tons of health benefits.
Tip: Take a moment to disconnect from the outside world, get comfortable and have a hot cup or cold glass of tea. Give yourself time to calm and think.
I’ve been on a quest to re-decorate my space. Someone once told me, “everything in your home is a representation of you”. So I want all the pieces of me to be reflected in my space. I don’t have many visitors, but I should enjoy my space. Hey, I’m the one paying the rent right?
I recently added this handing shelf and decor on the wall of my kitchen island. Greenery is really becoming my thing. I want to create a zen and peaceful ambience in my kitchen space.
- Wood hanging shelf (15 3/4″ x 4″) $5 … from Five Below
- Metal tabletop letter “K” $3 … from Five Below
- Tabletop boxwood decor plant $3 … from Target
For only $11 (plus tax) I put together this zen piece of wall decor. You don’t have to break the bank to decorate your space. Some things are better when designed by you. Don’t be afraid to DIY some of your decor desire to save money and create special decor pieces that are meaningful to your space. For example, the Hexagon spaced shelves I made out of popsicle sticks and featured on a previous blog…. click here
Simple zen is the inspiration for this piece of decor, along with my complete plans for my kitchen space. It’s all still a work in progress, as I add new pieces … I will share.
Send me pictures and share you favorite home decor in the comments…
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Hello Passionistas !!!
Yesterday, my girls and I experienced yet another outstanding show by Beyoncé featuring Jay Z at the On The Run 2 Tour. It’s always a pleasure when 👑🐝 blesses us with her creativity and stage presence.
This show was my 1st time watching Chloe x Halle (Beyoncé’s artist) perform live. I love those girls! They are such great artists and I am a BIG fan. I even made t-shirts to wear to the concert.
Check out my wardrobe choice:
Black Tee (Men’s) purchased at Walmart
Red Biker shorts purchased at Walmart
Black and White Vans
Beauty Supply store clear fanny pack
NATURAL HAIR PROTECTIVE STYLE
I’ve had this hairstyle idea in my head for a while, but never had the opportunity to do it until the concert. It turnt out better than I thought. The black choker, hoop earrings and makeup really brought the whole look together for me.
CHLOE X HALLE SHIRTS MADE BY ME
I’m excited to share with you, my first DIY project video.
How to make Hexagon Shaped Shelves out of popsicle sticks?
I hung the shelves on the wall near the entry way of my apartment. This is also where I have my storage ottoman to store my shoes and handbags. I thought the wall decor gave this area a little more character.
Be sure to drop some feedback in the comments section below and let me know what you think. If you’d like to see more videos like this one – give this post a like!
Happy Sunday Funday Passionistas!
I received my first Vox Box from Influenster. This is the #VacayVoxBox complete with…..
EVA NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
EVA NYC Clean It Up Shampoo
KISS LASH Blowout Lashes in Pageboy
SOUR PATCH Kids candy Fire & Freeze flavors
Stay tune for my review videos and post on my social media over the next few weeks for each of these products ….