Natural Curly Hair

    Earlier this week I put a poll on my Instagram Story asking if you wanted to see how I achieve my natural curls.
     
    100% of you said yes! I asked, you answered, and now I am delivering!
     
    So here it is from the products I use and the way I style my hair. 
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    After washing my hair using the Coconut Curls Shampoo and Conditioner by OGX Beauty I then spray It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner throughout my hair and let it soak in for a few minutes.  Then it is time to brush out my hair.
    As I have curly hair it is always tangled and needs to be brushed thoroughly. I do not know why ninjas have to fight in my hair.

    I love this shampoo and conditioner as it was created for curly hair. I feel it has helped so much with strengthening my hair and also with the growth. *Not tested on animals*

    This is a must-have in my book. Spraying this in my hair before brushing out my knots helps tremendously. If I run out and do not have it, it takes FOREVER to de-tangle my hair. To be honest using this is like having little fairies in your hair detangling each strand after the ninjas destroy it. I recommend this for all hair types as it is a leave-in conditioner and helps keeps your hair hydrated.

    *Not tested on animals*

    Now it is time to define the curls. I use the Defining Cream by OGX Beauty. I use this cream instead of a gel I feel it is much healthier on the hair. Now to apply this you want to scrunch your hair. Scrunching your hair is helping shape the curl.  In the past, I used the SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie but I feel it was too thick for my hair. It is such a great product but I feel it works better on thicker hair. I gave it to my sister as she has more ethnic hair.

    Once the cream is in then you want to use a blow dryer with a diffuser head, this is important. It is more important to apply a heat protectant spray before using the blow dryer; any spray works. After blow-drying, my hair is fluffy and curly. 

    Once my hair is blown dry I then apply PYT Argan Oil. The smell, texture, and shine it provides is amazing. I was actually gifted this from my MUA Friend Kimberly. I really wish there was a better way to describe the way something smells because the smell of this oil is amazing. I know a lot of people get worried about applying oil to their hair because they do not want it to get greasy, but this oil is a non-greasy. I recommend this as well. 

    *Not tested on animals*

    SO…. here it is Blossoms how I tame my natural curls.What are some ways you tame your mane? Let me know below. 

    PS: have a great weekend 

    xo

    October 13, 2017

    Rainy Humid Day Outfit

    Hello, My Blossoms! 

    How is your Monday going?

    I had the day off due to Columbus Day. Did you have to work or go to school today?

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    As our attire changes for the seasons I wanted to share with you an outfit for those Autumn Rainy-Humid Days. I don’t know about you, but its very hard finding an outfit you can wear to stay cool, but also comfortable in the rain. 

     

    In this look, I am wearing Vintage Jean Shorts from GAP. I actually found these during a thrift store shopping day. I have had these shorts for MANY years; they become more distressed with each wash and I love the look of them. Check out different style shorts (here).

    The white bodysuit is from Forever21. I do not see it on the website, but there are similar ones (here, here, and here).

    The black blazer I have had for many years as well, I do not remember where it is from. You can find many different style blazers (here).

    The booties are a very recent purchase from Boohoo. It was the first time I shopped at their store. These booties are so comfy I was very shocked. You can find them (here). I feel we all need a statement bootie for this season.

     

    What are some ways you dress for humid-rainy days? Let me know if the comments below.

     

    October 9, 2017

    Fall Decor

    Happy Sunday Blossoms! 

    Who’s ready for Sunday Football? To all my Patriot fans out there, let’s hope they bring their A-Game today!

    As Friday (9/22) is the first day of Fall I decorated the apartment this weekend and I wanted to share with you what I did.

    In our apartment, we have the dark brown border trim which makes it feel a little darker therefore, I wanted to keep the decor simple & bright. I didn’t want to use dark elements to darken our place even more.

    I decorated the living room and dining room.

    Living Room 

    I found the Chair on the mobile app: OfferUp | Blanket: Marshalls Pillow: Target (last year) | Pumpkin Sign: Marshalls (last year) | Fake Plant: Wal-Mart (last year)

    Can I just tell you how amazing this smells? If you are ever near a bath and body works go smell the sent Sensual Amber. That is how this candle smells.

    Table Tray, Candles, Velvet Pumpkin, Buddha: Marshalls | Fake Flowers: Dollar Tree | Glass Vase: is a recycled glass of juice.

    Dining Room 

    Table Runner: TJMaxx (last year) | Pumpkins: Target | Glass Vase: it is actually a fruit dish that my Grandmother let me borrow. | Popurri: I found a small bag from Marshalls and then at Shaws they have a bag of cinnamon pinecones for $5

    Wreath: Wallmart (last year) | Bar Cart: IKEA (DIY Project)

    I am ready for Fall, is anyone else? Fuzzy Socks, Candles, Hotcoco, Pumpkins! The fashion; wearing different layers of clothing!

    September 17, 2017

    Cargo’s & Bell Sleeve’s

    My Blossoms!

    Tonight was date night and we left the camera at home so the photos are taken with the iPhone.

    I really love the way they came out they remind of an Oil Painting.

    I have such a serious face when I take photos. If only you knew what Thomas said to me to capture this smile 🙂

    Up close look! I am wearing a Triangl Swimsuit Top as a bra.

     

    SHOP THIS LOOK

    Top: GoJane (Old)

    Pants: H&M (Old)

    Shoes: Sam Edelman (Nordstrom)

     

    September 15, 2017

    Letter to my Dad

    Hey, Blossoms! Today I am going to open up about a subject that gets me every time. 

    To be honest, the closest people to me know how much this subject hits that spot in my heart.

    I wanted to write a letter to my Dad because today marks 14 years of his passing.

    If you read my Birthday Post (here), you would know I turned 24 this year.

    Yes, I lost my father when I was just 10 years old.

     

    Dear Daddy,
    I want to first start off by saying that what ever you went through in your life that made you become an Angel to all of us I forgive you. There are times when I walk past your photo I stop to say “why? why did you go? why did you leave us? couldn’t you have fought harder?” but I had to realize you are in a much better place. I know that where I am in my life today is because you helped guide me there, you became my guardian angel. I know growing up I longed to just to say “Daddy” and have you respond, but no voice was ever there. I remember when Uncle John asked me if I was jealous of Alysha I said yes because she has her mom and father with her at all times. I just wanted that. I craved that. Heck, I still do. I am so afraid of marriage because I do not want to lose your last name. I do not want that disconnection to stop me from being called a MOORE. Daddy, I asked Auntie that for my next birthday she turned all the tapes from my childhood into DVDs so I can hear your voice again, so I can watch you when I need a good laugh. I promise you, you are missed daily! Because of you, we are all who we are today, thank you.
    Love Peanut!

    September 14, 2017

    FashionNova Jeans

    Hello, Blossoms! Welcome back to my blog.

    I know I have been MIA for quite some time, but I did say on my Instagram Page that I have some blog posts coming up, please stay tuned.

    Today was 80 degrees in Worcester; although I spent most of my day in the office I promised myself once I got home I would freshen up and head outside for some air.

    I thought I would share the FashionNova Jeans I recently purchased.

    The name of these jeans are called “Try Again” 

    When ordering from a website you’ve never ordered from you tend to get a little worried. I can tell you I was so nervous about ordering from FashionNova, but I did and I couldn’t be more pleased with all my orders.

    SHOP THIS LOOK 

    Top: I “borrowed” from my boyfriend moms closet (Laura, sorry I haven’t given it back lol)

    Jeans: Here

    Booties: Zara (no longer available) Similar Here and Here 

     

    September 14, 2017

    Gucci Inspired Handbag

    Happy Monday Blossoms! As the day is coming to end here is a positive reminder:

    TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY.

    Whatever happened today good or bad embrace it and move forward. 

    Are you ready to take on a brand new week? For some Monday’s can be a little draining and for others, it can be a fresh start to something you would like to accomplish. How ever you feel about Monday or any other day never forget to give it a hell yeah, badass, booty shakin’ good vibe. 

    Image Source: Pinterest

    When I stepped outside today in the hallway I found a package with my name on it (best feeling ever). I grabbed it, ran back in the house, and opened it. Inside was this beautiful bag I ordered.

    Here is the story behind this bag… Fashion Drug designed this bag using inspiration from Gucci.

    I have been having my eye on a Gucci handbag, but I cannot bring myself to spending $1,000+ on a handbag especially when you have adult responsibilities. Therefore I came across Fashion Drug and when I saw this color I knew I needed to add it to my handbag collection. Nothing haunts us like the things we do not buy, am I right ladies?

    The packaging is definitely a 10/10 in my book. It came inside a box and within the box was this shopping tote. I love tote bags they can be used for many things.

    Another reason why I wanted this handbag, is the color. I recently purchased New Balance Sneakers in the same color.

    A lot of people are so caught up with keeping up with the Joneses, well in our generation KUWTK. They want the latest Jordan’s etc. This is why I love New Balance Sneakers. They are so under-rated. I admire how unique each pair is, well some. There are a few I would not consider buying, but everyone has different taste. The colors and designs they come in; is what always catches my eye. Check them out for yourself on this website here.

    I cannot wait for Fall to style both together 🙂

    Remember tackle this week with nothing but positive vibes only.

    PS: check out Fashion Drug (here), they have different designer inspo handbags.

    SHOP THE LOOK

    Inspo Handbag: Gucci Inspired (here)

    Shoes: New Balance 501 (here)

    Gucci Handbag: Shoulder Handbag (here)

    Overall Dress with Patches

    Hello Blossoms! How’s your week going? It’s almost Friday, yay!

    This Overall Dress with Patches has been hanging on my “new item” clothing rack for a while now and I decided to share it with you.

    My close family and friends always browse my rack and ask me “what would you wear with this?”

    Therefore I decided to share a street style look… maybe I’ll share a different way to style this.

    PS: My face was not cooperating with me today. Maybe because I took these photos myself, I did not have a hype man lol.

    When I saw this, it was on display with an orange v-neck t-shirt. I loved the way it looked together and I never buy things together that are on display. I should’ve stuck to my guns… when I got home and tried on the outfit together the top did not blend at all. Sooo I went with the basic white top.

    The back of this is plain which I love because there are no distractions.

    What I love about overalls is being able to unbuckle one of the straps because it gives it more flavor.

    I remember back in the day when I would wear overalls I would have one strap unbuckled.

    As I went with a street style look I wanted to pair sneakers with this look.

    I have many different sneakers, but I decided to wear my Blue Nike Presto’s to pull out the blue patch on the overalls.

    Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Do you want to see a different way to style the overalls, maybe with heels?

     

    Shop This Look 

    Realness Patch Over Dress, here

    Basic White T, here.

    Nike Prestos, here

    July 21, 2017

    Sunday Fun Day – Newport RI

    Hello Blossoms, Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday as much I did.

    The weather was perfect especially with the rain we had all week.

    Thomas and I took a day trip to Newport RI with his family. 

    We took a ferry from Providence to Newport. It was only $20.00 round trip.

    We departed from Providence @12:30pm and arrived to Newport @1:30pm.

    The ferry ride was amazing. The breeze from the ocean was incredible.

    Thomas’ twin sister McKenna and his nephew Aiden.

    T’s cousin Scott

    When we arrived to Newport we grabbed lunch at Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant.

    I ordered a Veggie Burger and to be honest it was not great.

    After lunch I did some shopping. I scored at Express and Francesca’s.

    Express 

    Embroidered Strap Cross Body Bag, found HERE. I loveeeee this bag! The guitar straps are so in and when I saw the embroidered floral print I knew it wanted it.

    Slim Fit Long Sleeve Print Portofino Shirt, found HERE. How nice is this top? I am going to tuck this top into classic jean shorts.

    Floral Print High Neck Blouse, found HERE. This blouse is very light weight and has bell sleeve’s which I love. 

     Express One Eleven Floral Print Lace Trim Cami, found HEREThis is a lounge cami, but I am going to spice it up for a night out.

    Francesca’s

    Chinese Laundry Posh Sandal, found HERE. LADIES, these sandals are beautiful.

    Before heading back to our ferry I walked to different ice cream spots looking for dairy free ice cream. 

    I found an awesome Raspberry flavor at Kilwin’s.

    I had such a great day. Everything was amazing. Forever grateful for days like I had.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Celebrating 24 Years of Life

    HELLO BLOSSOMS! Welcome back to the new and improved Roses and Champagne! 

    We have a new layout here, when you can check it out on the computer 🙂

    Thank you CopyxDesign for taking the time and meeting all of my needs.

    CopyxDesign is a full-service creative agency offering web design, brand identity and development, online copywriting services, social media, design collateral, and marketing materials.

    I am on a new high lately, positive vibes are flowing through me. Which is a great way for me to start off the 24th year of my life!

    Let’s begin by closing out 23 and being thankful for all that came in. I am beyond grateful for it all. SO MUCH GROWTH this past year. SO MUCH more self love! If I could take one thing from 23 I’ve learned to think before you speak. I know this is something many people do, but I always just blurt out what I am thinking. I know there is nothing wrong with that, but there are ways to say certain things and I really want to make sure going into 24 I continue to practice this because honestly it is very important. There were times I was going to say something, but something interrupted me (like a phone call). When I was being interrupted I realized that I was being stopped by something that did not need to be said. I will continue to practice this!

     

    Now lets welcome 24 with a great big hug and kiss. I AM 24 today (06-30-17). 

    I am so excited for this year. There are so many new things that are going to happen this year I feel it in me. 

    My journey has been such a great a roller coaster. From the highs to lows yet still enjoying all of it. 

    Kathy, thank you for taking time out of your day and capturing these moments for me. Much appreciated and loved!

    Happy Birthday to Me! 

    June 30, 2017