July 2016

Ouidad Curl Immersion Line & Giveaway

Hi lovies,

I'm back at it again with another review from Ouidad. This time I am reviewing their new Curl Immersion Line. This collection is specifically made for women with kinky Curly Hair. Ouidad felt they were missing something for the 4A, 4B & 4C curl type and came up with this amazing collection. Now my curl type is between 3B & 3C but I am still able to use these products and all the benefits they have for my hair. I was sold just on the ingredients alone, and not to mention the amazing scent which was just so yummy. The lines key ingredients goes as follows:
  • Mafura Butter - Softens the hair cuticle and improves elasticity
  • Avocado Oil - Moisturizes hair at the cortex level
  • Coconut Oil - Penetrates curls to strengthen, moisturize and increase shine
  • Grape Seed Oil - Acts like a sealant to lock moisture in 
These are all amazing ingredients and I couldn't wait to get this stuff in my hair!

All Smiles

Hi Lovies,

You ever have one of those days where you can actually stop what you're doing and just smile because of all the great things happening in your life? Well I had one of those moments the other day, and it just came upon me out of no where. I don't know about you but I can be my own worst enemy. I can sit and brew about all the not so good things that are going on in my life and forget all the awesome things. I do a lot of my deep thinking on my commute to and from work, I don't know why but I do. While sitting on the 2 train Tuesday, I found myself just smiling bigger than I have in a long time. I realized how blessed and lucky I am for the life I am currently living. I have wonderful family and friends that are always there for me when I need them. An amazing Son that I am so proud of who is entering his junior year of college and got his first real job. A loving boyfriend who is my rock and constant supporter of everything I do. And my blog that I am extremely proud of, but constantly strive to make it better, even after 4 years. So I sat there on that train, enjoyed my thoughts and  just smiled.

West Side Story

Hi Lovies,

Since I was a kid, I loved to watch musicals. My mom took me to so many when I was young, it was our thing we enjoyed doing together. I can remember seeing Stephanie Mills play Dorothy in the musical The Wiz like it was yesterday. These memories will stay with me forever and keep a constant connection to my Mom. One of our favorites was West Side Story, whenever it came on we would make sure to watch it. Mostly for Rita Moreno because she represented Puerto Ricans in theater, especially for a time when there weren't many Latinos in that industry. She was one out of twelve to have won all four major annual American Entertainment Awards: An Oscar, An Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. It's safe to say she was definitely an inspiration to many. 


Hi lovies,

A few weekends ago, I attend the Curlfest which is the ultimate natural beauty festival. I attended last year for the first time and had the best time so there was no question I was going to go this year. The festival was held in Prospect Park in Brooklyn where you are surrounded by the mecca of afros, twist-outs and of course curls. It's so much fun, positive vibes, just a unity of people all there for the same reason. Me and my Instagram Wife Jami came along with me and we had the best time. We check out all the vendors, took pictures and just chilled and enjoyed the amazing sea of beautiful people. Not to mention the huge goodie bag we took home full of awesome hair products from the sponsors of the event. I definitely can't wait for next year to attend again!

Dress c/o Roaman's//Shoes //Bag

Hot Pink in the City

Hi Lovies,

The color pink for me is definitely a staple in my closet, and one of my favorites. From the lightest of pinks to the bright and boldest, I love them all. It just represents the epidemy of femininity and girliness. When I can pair that color with a chic, no nonsense dress, then I'm a happy girl. This dress from the Rachel Roy Curvy Collection is just perfect for the summer. I bought this at their booth at The Curvy Con and I've worn it already like 3 times. Besides the obvious beautiful color, this dress is super functional, comfortably flowy and lightweight, so perfect for these hot summer days. The v-neckline, flattering silhouette and hi/low design makes this easy to wear almost anywhere. Not to mention I can totally rock this way into the fall with a cool leather jacket and leggings. I'm totally into transitional pieces, and when I can get a bang for my buck, I'm all about it.

Dress //Shoes//Bag (similar)


Hi Lovies,

The word "Slay" has became such a popular word to describe someone "killing it". Now most people us it to refer to how someone looks, their outfit, make-up etc. But to me the word can be use to refer to someone's life. Things are going so well these days, I feel like I am slaying life. As hard as it might be at times, I do stop and appreciate the little things that have been making me happy in life. Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my Mom's passing, and I take any opportunity to bring her up in conversation, to make it feel like she is always with me. I could be sad or depressed on this day but I know that's not what she would want. The day we had to take her to the hospital, she grabbed my hand said "You have to be strong" is embedded in my mind forever. She knew she was never going to return home and needed me to be strong for her and the family. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life, and continues to be. But I made a promise to her that I do not plan on breaking, so with that I will "slay" the day in her memory.

Lace Dress

Hi Lovies,

When the temps start to rise and the NYC heats kicks in, I don't want to think too much about what I'm going to wear. Quick and easy outfits are essential for me, especially when getting ready for work. Summer dresses are my go to for the season, it's a one and done. Appropriate for work with a short sleeve cardigan or blazer, which you can easily remove after work. This Lace Cold Shoulder Dress is perfect for the summer, right on trend with the off the shoulder design. It's such a delicate, feminine vintage style dress with the beautiful lace fabric. Along with the shape defining fit and flare design which suits most body types. I don't know about you but whenever I wear anything lace, I instantly feel sophisticated and elegant. 

Dress (similar) c/o Torrid//Shoes //Bag (similar)

Fun in the Sun on July 4th

Hi Lovies,

July 4th weekend has come and it's officially Summer now. School is out, pools are open and it's time to enjoy ourselves. This 4th of July I didn't do the typical BBQ party, me and my Instagram Wife decided to head to Rye Beach and have some fun in the sun. I hardly make it to a beach or a pool during the summer so if an opportunity arises, I jump at it. Rye Beach holds many memories for me as a child, I use to go up there with my family, a huge crew of us. We would first hit the beach or the pool for a few hours and then end up at Playland for some amusement park fun. I was totally nostalgic, because it was like I was in a time warp. Not much has changed, the same rides I got on when I was 7 were still there. I could close my eyes end see myself as a kid having the best time on one of the fun rides. It's definitely different as an adult but I can still enjoy myself, it's fun just people watching and seeing all the young kids with happy face just having the time of their lives.

Swimsuit & Beach Pants //Kimono Top (similar)

To The Max

Hi lovies,

I have to admit, I can be a creature of habit when it comes to my style. I know what trends, styles and silhouettes work best for my body. When purchasing dresses or skirts, I prefer a length that shows off my legs. But my fellow Instagram Wife Darlene has been pushing me to try new things and has got me to look into the maxi length. She's a petite size gal and she rocks a maxi with the best and tallest of ladies with such ease. So I took her advice and took the plunge, first with this skirt from Jibri (see post) and now with this amazing denim dress. Eloquii never disappoints when it comes to their clothing, and it's not a surprise why they are one of my top favorite brands. They continue to bring us on trend and fashion forward pieces that will always make its way to closet. This dress for example, it immediately sold out when it first hit the site a few months back. Of course I waited too long and missed out on it but in true Eloquii fashion, they heard our cries and restocked it. This time I wasn't going to miss out, I ordered it and it was one the best decisions I made.

Dress //Shoes & Belt (similar)//Bag - (similar)
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