Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thursday's Thirsts - In Love with Leather

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What I Wore

I am really trying to post more of my outfits! Here is one from my birthday night! Hubby took me out for dinner and I wanted to rock my fabulous shoes that he got me!

Bar III pleather motorcycle jacket, JCrew sequinned tee, Jcrew fitted jean capris,  
Louis Vuitton mini purse, Zara leopard print heels, earrings from beauty supply




I was so happy that I could fit into my capri jeans! I have not worn them in over a year! Yay me!

Smooches!!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Happy Monday!! It's Cyber Monday and I hope you are supporting small businesses as well! If not, you can now! Lol!

My makeup boutique, Pouts & Winks is giving 25% off all day today using the discount code of CYBERPOUTER! I also launched the first Pouts Pouch today (shown below)! So check it out if you like!






In the meantime, stay positive, focused, and grateful!

Don't miss my birthday giveaway here!

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Orleans Instagrammed

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and that your sid not overindulge!! I did not this time. For one, we did not cook at my house so that helps!

I did want to share with you some of my ptictures from last weekend.  I took my nice camera to New Orleans with me but when I went to take photos, I discover that I have no memory card! So instead of buying one, I took photos with the Iphone 5 and used Instagram! Is that ok?

Here are a picture story of my weekend trip! My goal was to eat drink and be merry!! We ate at Deanie's and the Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland's. We went to a club one night. We went by Toya Carter's clothing boutique called GARB. She had some cute stuff in there. I bought a top and some earrings. We went to The Riverwalk which was the most boring parts of the trip. Although, Hubby had a ball by eating 5 beignets from Cafe Du Monde!  Love my husband!  He was our designated driver (he loves to drive) as he drove us there and back safely! However, I noticed that we did nto get many pictures together! I must do better.






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today is My Day!! + Giveaway

So it came it around again!! LOL! I really do hate that I am 35! I have to admit that I am no longer a girl..I am a woman. People won't refer to me as "that young lady over there" or 'that girl".. It will be  "that woman" or "the older one"!! I am just kidding around but I am serious!

I am grateful for ALL that I have learned, gained, lost, and let go. I am happy with my life and all of my life's experiences! I am truly thankful for what is yet to come. So I celebrate me today!

In celebrating me today...I am giving away 3 of my favorite things. Three people will win one item. The winners will be announced in the order of random drawings. I will choose in the order of listing.



#1.  Essie nail polish in Turqoise and Caicos

#2.  Kiss Nail Dress

#3.  Rihanna Unapologetic CD
 
To enter:
 
Follow via Google Friend Connect
and leave a comment on this post about which one you would like to win!! This giveaway will close on November 29, at 12midnight. I will announce the winner on Novemebr 30!  You must do both!
 
Stay tuned!
 
 
 



Monday, November 19, 2012

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday! We just got back from New Orleans and I will post a few pictures this week for your gander. Initially, I wanted a HUGE trip to Las Vegas with friends, family, and co-workers! Needless to say, that was a failure. However, this went the way it was supposed to go. My hubby, brother, and one of my best friends joined me and it was so nice! Even though we live in the same city, my brother and I never really get to kick it and laugh or reminisce due to our lives and schedules. That goes for my girl too. We had a good ole time! Sometimes it is good to get out of your regular environment to catch a breath. Life sometimes throws you so many punches that it knocks the air right out of you. I am glad we were able to do that for a few days.

Anyhow, since I will  be 35 this year... I am attempting to do 35 things that I have been wanting to:

1.  Get a tattoo.
2.  Get a sew in.
3.  Go to Las Vegas. I have been at least 10 times but I want to go again!!
4.  Get a trainer or start an exercise boot camp.
5.  Volunteer at the food bank or woman's shelter.
6.  Go do karaoke in front of strangers. (I have never had the courage to do this!)
7.  Organize and purge my closets. I have got to do something. This is driving me nuts!
8.  Start back writing my poetry.
9.  Go visit my grandfather's grave site. I haven't been in nearly 5 years. That is not right. I should go visit every time I go to Chicago.
10.  Get some Ciroc! LOL! I have only had it once and I liked it!

These are a few...

I have found that lists work.... Do you think I will do them?

In the meantime, have a fabulous Monday!!




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winner of D'Lish Soap Factory Giveaway

Thanks for everyone who entered! To be fair the rules were to like both Facebook pages and post saying you did. So the eligible entries start at Mimi through Four PawSavings.

And the winner is Miss Dre!! Congrats to you! Email me at loomslidsandlayers@yahoo.com wiith your info!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prelude to Thanksgiving

I still can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving and the day before that is my birthday! It seems like just a short while ago I was posting about being pregnant and what to name our baby. Now she is one, almost walking and hubby and I have been married for 5 years and 2 months! My life is flying by so I want and plan to make the most of it.

I have been reading the 30 days of Thankfulness posts on Instagram and Facebook. They are all beautiful and inspiring. So I decided to list a few things here that I can think of today. There may be more later.

1. I am thankful for my abilities. These are the basic abilities that we take for granted.... Walking, talking, seeing, and hearing. For instance, if I was unable to talk.. Nadia would never get so excited as she does when she hears me say her name. There would be no such thing as hearing her first word if I was deaf. You see these things, we- the people who have these abilities, forget about how it would be if they were absent from our lives.

2. I am thankful for love. Love conquers all. I have love all over me from my husband who would catch a grenade for me (queue to Bruno Mars), my brother and mother, to my friends from every walk of my life: Chicago's childhood, high school, college at Southern Illinois University, pharmacy school here in Memphis and co-workers at Walgreens. I am loved and I feel it. It's gotten me through many valleys in my time. These people that love me know wholeheartedly that I love them back. It's a blessing.

3. I am thankful for hope. I had lost my sense of hope at one time in my life. I remember praying to God to help me persevere. I started thinking that i had high expectations that would never be met . I felt that way from constant disappointments at that time- from failed relationships, thieves of trust, and confidence killers when I was on my journey to success. Slowly, things started to look up for me. I learned to trust. I recognized the successful relationships in my life, I gained a new one who turned into my husband. I persevered and took tests over in order to get into the pharmacy school of my choice. When you hope, there is a risk of pain from potential failure but how can you be grateful for the joy and success if you never hoped at all?

I am thankful! Are you?

Was I too deep today? I get like that sometimes...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Happy Monday and I truly hope it will be a happy one! I had to find something for my own motivation today. It is just the write phrase for me so I trust it will be for you as well! I found it on Pinterest.

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Stuff

Happy Friday! Sad that I have to work the night shift but I am thankful for my job! Anyhow, I wanted you all to know about 2 new releases and meal that I  picked up today!




Ne-yo's new album Red 
I am excited to hear it. I am a fan. 

Amazing Spiderman on DVD
This movie was phenomenal!



Kashi Microwavable  meal 
I did not even know they had these! This one has plantains! 



Did you pick up any new releases or products today?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

D'lish Soap Factory and Giveaway!

Hey all! I want to introduce you to the first giveaway of the month. D'lish Soap Factory is handmade luxury bath and body product company. I ordered some cupcake bath bombs a few weeks ago and they also donated some cupcake soaps in Patriotic Punch fragrance for an Election Mingle I hosted a few weeks ago.

I am giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to D'Lish! 

The products look so good, you want to eat them... but don't!  Here are a few of the items you can get from D'lish!


Gooied Candied Apple Cupcake Soap
This cupcake smells of sweet candied apple perfection! Enough said!!



Autumn Vineyard Soap Cake Slice
You will adore this soap cake slice! It smells of fresh wine grapes from a vineyard in the fall! The soap has the most incredible rich creamy lather as well and the scent will linger on your skin for hours!


Juicy Couture Soap Slice
This beautifully moisturizing soap slice contains shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil to leave your skin hydrated and glowing! The fragrance is a dupe of Juicy Couture Perfume....a combination of wild berries, mandarin, honeysuckle, gardenia, jasmine, caramel, vanilla and praline.





To enter:
3. Leave a comment here that you did. 


The giveaway ends November 14, 2012 at 10am! 

Thanks for following me!!



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Huxtables....

This is late but I wanted to post a few pics from the costume/bowling party that I threw for my hubby the night before Nadia's party. It was 80's inspired and we went as Cliff and Clair Huxtable from the Cosby Show! Needless to say,we had fun! We were going to be Ll Cool J and am Around the Way Girl but I didn't want to spend 50 bucks on a Kangol hat. Our pieces came from Goodwill!

If you follow me on Instagram you saw some of these! We had a Rubiks cube cake, Poprocks, ring pops, neon bracelets and necklaces! Remember those things? It took back!

Any idea who my friend with the curly hair and black lips is????!!!

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