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It’s A New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It seems like only yesterday that we were telling one another Happy New Year and setting our goals for 2016. Yet, we’ve already reached the halfway mark for January, and February is merely 8 days away! I cannot believe how quickly the time is passing and how much has already happened. I turned …

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Review

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Lipsticks For years, I played it safe when it came to wearing lipstick. The boldest I would wear was red–and I don’t consider that very bold because everyone rocks a red lip from time to time. But lately, I’ve been adding some variety to my makeup collection and purposefully wearing more colors. I didn’t have many …

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Was NBC's 'The Wiz Live!' Too Black?

The Wiz Live! If you guys didn’t know, The Wiz Live! premiered on NBC last night. It was a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical, The Wiz’, a more soulful version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, starring Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Diana Ross, and Richard Pryor. I haven’t watched The Wiz Live! yet, but I heard it was great. The musical …

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Alabama Shakes & Brittany Howard

ALABAMA SHAKES  It’s been some time since I’ve done a musical post, but I could not pass up the opportunity to rave about the band, Alabama Shakes. Apparently, these lovely humans have been making musical magic since 2009, but I only had the pleasure of hearing their songs for the first time on a Banana Republic …

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Graze Box Review (Unboxing)

Graze I am always looking for the next healthy thing to get into, whether it be recipes, gadgets, health tips, or easy, on the go, snacks! So, I was very excited to try out the Graze Box. These guys will box up a few healthy snacks each month and send them to you in the …

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New Skincare Routine: AMBI Products

Having clear skin is not only attributed to a great daily skin care routine, but largely to what we eat, our water intake, how much sleep we’re getting and how much we’re exercising. I’ve asked several people, who have seemingly flawless skin, what their secret is and they always credit their lifestyle first. So many of them drink very few …

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Morning Smoothies: Blueberry, Banana & Spinach

I love morning smoothies! They’re refreshing, clean, easy to make and good on the go! You can make a great smoothie with just a couple of items or by throwing multiple ingredients into the mix. This morning, I made a blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie. Most days, I choose the bag of mixed frozen fruits for more of …

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White After Labor Day.

You can’t wear white after labor day! Um, says who? I know there are some people who choose to abide by all of the “rules” of fashion like, not mixing black and browns, only wearing pastels during the spring, restricting boots to the fall and winter months and of course, not wearing white after labor day! …

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Sunday Attire: Part II

Two outfits in one day, yes people I’m on a roll! HAHA! So you know how I talked about the simple and classic Sunday attire? Well, here is a more casual outfit that’s still Sunday Best appropriate. As much as I love the fall & winter, Louisiana is way to hot for tons of layering. So …

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Sunday Attire: Part I

Sunday’s Best is what some like to call it. Probably because they’re headed to church and it’s the one day they get to “show out.” Well I don’t know about showing out, but it has always been the standard in my house to dress up on Sunday mornings. Sunday attire means no jeans or tee shirts, no …

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