New Product: Dermaclara

    Hey Blossoms, Welcome Back to the blog!

    I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving & Mini Break ūüôā

    This past week I received a new product that reduces the appearance of stretch marks, lines, aging skin, scars, and more!

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    There are 3 easy steps to this. 

    Step 1: Cleanse with Claraprep 

    You want to dispense the Claraprep into the palm of your hands to create a lather. 

    You then cleanse the desired treatment area, rinse, and pat dry.

    Step 2: Treat with Clarafuse 

    Clarafuse comes in a tray which you remove and then peel it away from its protective backing. 

    You carefully apply the sticky side of the Clarafuse to the treatment area, try your best to avoid creating air bubbles.

    Leave it on the treatment area for up to nine hours or overnight.

    This can be washed with warm water and is reusable for up to 30 days depending on the skin.

    Note: You want to try to keep it away from humidity, sweat, dust, and debris. Replace the Clarafuse once adhesiveness wears off.

    Step 3: Enhance Results with Claraline 

    Dispense the Claraline onto the palms of your hands. 

    Apply it to the treatment areas as needed after following the two steps above.

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    I will be using this product on my hips as I have those hip stretch marks.

    To all my Mommy friends and friends who want to reduce stretch marks, lines, aging skin, and scars click here to read more and shop.

    At checkout use CODE: HEART20 for 20% OFF

     

    December 2, 2017

    Ipsy Glam Bag: November

    I cannot believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday, I am so excited. 

    Getting to eat amazing food…who doesn’t get excited about that? This year is going to be very different for me.

    This is the first year of being a plant-based eater. We shall see how this goes!

    I am also excited because you get to spend the day with a majority of your Family and I love great quality family time. It gives me warmth and a sense of peace.

    With that being said let me share with you the 5 products I received in my ipsy Glam Bag this month.

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    I’ve had ipsy for a little over a year now and haven’t cancelled the monthly subscription, that says something ūüėȬ†

    Some of you may know about ipsy, some of you may not. Let me give you the 411 really quick.

    Ipsy is $10 a month and you receive a Glam Bag that comes with 5 different products.

    Ipsy was created to inspire the uniqueness and creativity for everyone in their own way.

    Every month you receive a DIFFERENT Glam Bag with a positive meaningful message.

    This month I received a blue glam bag.

    What I love most about these bags are how they can be used for many different things. Travel, gifts, and an extra pouch for your purse/backpack.

    Crown Brush

    This brush is so soft and perfect for highlighting or blush. I love receiving brushes in my glam bags as brushes can get expensive.

    100% Pure Argan Oil 

    This oil is amazing and not to mention it is 100% pure, 100% organic, 100% natural. This heaven in a bottle can be used so many different ways. You can use it as a face/hand moisturizer and it does not leave you feeling greasy. You can also use it in your hair for split ends & hydration.

    I have never tried a cream highlighter and I think I was waiting to try this one! This color is beautiful – glows perfectly on the skin.

    They’re Real Mascara¬†

    Everything you want in Mascara is here! Lengthens, volumizes, and separates ! I am in love with Mascara I feel Mascara is the only thing I am good at when applying makeup. Maybe because it’s the first thing I learned in High School from my friend Kimberly – who is now a MUA and a Certified Esthetician. She helps me so much with SKIN CARE & MAKE UP! Her IG is (here) check her out!

    Tarte Blush 

    I am also a blush lover! I feel blush just makes your face look so pretty. Your face turns elegant & soft when wearing blush. I love the name of this blush, it is called Fiesty. When I was showing Thomas this and told him the name he said “oh fiesty.. just like you” ūüėČ “FUN FACT: It’s made with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon river.”

    Remember how I said every month you receive a positive meaningful message? Well, this month the message was ALL YOU. Ipsy wrote The way we see it, November is a time to reflect on what matters most. For us, what matters most is you.”¬†¬†This month they are spotlighting 5 real ispsters that do not have a large Instagram Following or Youtube Credentials, ipsters who just express themselves every day.¬†

    Blossoms, please leave a comment below on what matters most to you. What are you grateful for?

    It can something big or something small, just take a moment to reflect and share it.

     

    PS: If you are interested in the ipsy glam bag for only  $10.00 a month please click here.

     

    You can find all products listed above by clicking on their Product Name-All photos are mine. 

     

     

    November 19, 2017

    To Him

    Hey Blossoms, this one is for Thomas as he greatly deserves a little something for our 7 years. 

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     T, I am always writing you long messages, notes, and letters on our growth. I wanted to do something different and keep it nice and sweet.

    There are way more than 15, but here are the 15 Reasons Why & What I Love About You.

    I love you because of your patience with me.

    I love how positive and mellow your attitude is.

    I love you because you never switch up on me.

    I love you because you love me flaws and all.

    I love going to sleep and waking up next to you.

    I love your smile, you know the one you have while reading this.

    I love your hands because every year they tell a different story.

    I love you because you’re constantly improving yourself.

    I love you because when you make me laugh I laugh with all of me.

    I love you because no matter what you don’t leave the house without kissing me.

    I love you because you are my home.

    I love you because you change out the cat litter (most of the time).

    I love you because you balance me out.

    I love you because you love me.

    I love you because you try your best.

    Tommy here is to 7 years & counting. Can’t wait to see what this year brings us!

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    November 5, 2017

    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 ūüôā

    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.

     

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    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 ‚Äúwhy? why did you go? why did you leave us? couldn‚Äôt you have fought harder?‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúDaddy‚ÄĚ 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 ūüôā

    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)