September 7, 2017

Influenster- Oasis Voxbox


Super excited when I received the Oasis Voxbox in July latepost,  this was the perfect Summer box. I mean this box contained everything, something to make you look, smell, and feel good.

Here's what I got in my Oasis Box...
Evolution Fresh Coupon
Eva NYC Mane 10-in-1 Primer
Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance
Aloha Protein Bar in Peanut Butter & Jelly
CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation in #765 Tawny
Welch's Fruit Rolls




I can't really say my favorite thing because they all are. I will say that the foundation really surprised me. I hadn't used CoverGirl foundation since high school, yep you read that right.


August 31, 2017

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August 18, 2017

Yelp's Paint Party at Pinots' Palette



Last night I had a chance to hang with my Elite Yelp family at Pinot's Palette in Merrifield, Va. I was super happy when I was notified that I was on the 'in list' because it has been a while since I've attended a Yelp event.


I've only attended one paint class in the past so I had a pretty good idea of what was in store for the night. However, this class exceeded my expectations, the studio was very bright and inviting,  my type of place. Upon arrival, my I.D was checked and I was given two drink tickets yes two, and an apron t protect my clothing. After I was checked into the event by a Yelp staffer, I made my way to the food. Us Yelpers LOVE our food and over stand the notion, food first, then pleasantries!!! The food was provided by Blackfinn Ameripub and the spread consisted of Pretzels & Cheese, Cheese Fries, Shrimp, and Tuna. I grabbed a bite to eat and headed to the bar for my libation. I was super stoked when I saw they had Rose' since that's my FAV summer drink. Luckily for me I was able to snag the last pour!!!



This way Rose'

As I headed to my seat I was able to see the picture we'd be painting for the night which was super cute. In all honesty, I don't attend a lot of painting classes because I'm not interested in painting horses, cats, or horizons lol. I'd much rather paint something that I can hang which represents me than paint something that I'll send to the Goodwill Boutique.



Throughout the class I really enjoyed the fact that the Pinot's Palette team was very motivated. You could tell they enjoyed what they were doing because of their willingness to help us create our individual vision coupled with theirs. They were also able to share a few interesting facts (where the company started, how many classes they've taught overall) and had trivia intermissions throughout; shoutout to team one for winning lol!!!

During the class I didn't know if my painting measured up because I changed my colors and was a bit behind task; but in the end, what I had was a masterpiece perfect for me. If you're interested in Pinot's Palette, be sure to check Yelp for the nearest location, you're definitely in for a treat or two.

We were gifted this cute glass


I LOVED this pic!!!


July 27, 2017

Daydream Family Wellness & Nails by M&M



Earlier this week I had the chance to be pampered and try and Express manicure by Myshia. Myshia has been in the nail game for a minute and decided to step out on faith and start her own business.  Myshia says her business caters to her clients by allowing them to make appointments directly to her for time she that fit their needs. She definitely catered to my need when I was almost 45 minutes late arriving due to the insane DMV traffic and Apple's glitchy maps.


As soon as I arrived Myshia showed me around the facilities and her suite. It was intimate but definitely served the purpose, because sometimes nail salons can be totally overwhelming. I also liked the fact that Myshia uses Londontown products which improves nail quality and manicure length with every application.



I let Myshia choose my color


My nails started out pretty basic as I'm not a huge fan of nail polish, but the after is nothing short of amazing. Myshia did her thing!!! And since it was an Express Manicure it didn't take all did but still yielded spectacular results.                                         

She chose pink of course
If you're in the Silver Spring area on Sunday be sure to check out Myshia's grand opening!!!

July 18, 2017

Summer Fun At Joe's Place...



Last week I had a chance to hang out with my blogger boo's at Joe's Place for a Summer Fashion Event. I was super excited when I received the invite and knew I had to break out of my layoff workout clothes and get cute!!!

When I arrived at Joe's I was happy to see that there was parking available, in the DMV, parking is a scarcity. Upon entering I could tell that this was a restaurant that valued family, this was evident in the many families dining as well as the service they showed towards us. The appetizers were hot and the wine was flowing.




Did I mention Lemoncello Boutique were serving looks all night with their fashion? All of the clothes and accessories featured were beautiful. There were a few items for sale at the event but I will definitely be visiting the boutique soon and so should you!!!

This event had something for everyone; there was also a few muscle cars in the lot, we definitely took advantage of the photo opps.

Issa cutie and a Vette!!!

Huge thanks to Joe's Place for hosting us as well as Lemoncello for the swag bag!!!




June 20, 2017

18... with 17 Years of Experience...

Rose All Day

I had no idea that this is how it would feel to be 35... but I am grateful!!! There are sooo many people that weren't fortunate to see this age and that alone has me humbled. I didn't have many plans in mind and the lay-off crushed the few I had. Nonetheless, I wasn't going to spend this day doing absolutely nothing so I arranged a happy hour and treated myself to macaroons and bubble tea.






Bestie...




Shout out to all my friends for showering me with cards and gifts and making my day special!!!



June 9, 2017

3rd Times A Charm...

Accessories In My First Office


Just as quickly as it began... it was all over. No more office, no more cell-phone stipend, no more 'when work is travel'. I was now unemployed...

If you've been following my blog for a while you know that this is the second time in less than a year that I've encountered a layoff. Let's just say... it get's easier. Now don't get me wrong, no one enjoys getting or being laid off; but after a time or two you know exactly what to do. You gain this newfound confidence and I-won't-be- defeated mentality. Another caveat of this layoff is the fact that we knew ahead of time. Anytime someone says plan on contingencies, you better dust off that resume and begin interview prepping with a friend. Actually from the time I was told to make contingencies until the actual notification that my job would be eliminated, I'd already secured two face-to-face interviews.

My outlook on this layoff is that I'd like to have employment before the end of July and just chill for the month of June. Nonetheless positivity and good vibes are welcomed!!!