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Wearing White After Labor Day


              Hi Fashionistas! I know it's a crime to wear white after labor day. But I am not hurting anybody, right? Please let me know if I am hurting your eyes. Wearing white after labor day is a personal choice. If the weather is good and the rain is not interfering with your white, then you are good to go. I wanted to have these pictures taken on Saturday,but the weather was too bad. The grass was still wet and muddy, and the sun would not come out.  A totally bad day to wear white. Lol! So we decided to shoot on Monday instead. I got those jeans from my sister a long time ago. The jacket is old too. I am sure a pair of black pants would make it pop out more, but I just had to take a risk with the white jeans. I am wearing both flats and heels.
             Can you tell that I am not wearing my regular face powder? I am wearing  FIT me by MAYBELLINE New York in 360 Mocha. I had to use it because I left my M.A.C in my husband's car and he went to work with it:-)


           I went to the thrift shop to buy yarns and found this pair of Crown Vintage pippin flats. I just could not leave them in the store. They were like new and I paid $5.00 for them. They are so comfortable.


Tommy Hilfiger laptop bag from my sister.



 

Wash Day Experience:: Week One


            Hello Hair Lovers!! My hair still looks pretty fresh one full week later. I did not realize that I was carrying so much hair around. I feel the need to wash my hair everyday because my head is always on fire. The weather was extremely hot on Thursday, which prompted me to wash my hair in the shower. I usually do it over the sink, just in case you were wondering. I was taking a shower and I was like Aw Hell Naw! I have to wash my hair. Has this ever happened to you? The more you stay under the water sprinkler, the hotter you feel. It's because your head is hot. Taking care of the head will also take care of the body.

#WashDayExperience
  1. I wet the twists very well and washed my scalp with Alberto V05 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Conditioner.
  2. It took me a long time to get the hair to dry after rinsing out the conditioner. 
  3. The first towel that I used got soaked very quickly. I used a second bigger towel and squeezed the remaining water out.
  4. I added some Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the twists from roots to where my hair ends.
  5. Since the hair was still wet, I added a small amount of Cantu Shea Butter.  

  
         My hair does not feel dry at all. I make sure I keep it moisturized by oiling my scalp every other day. I also spray the twists with plain water everyday except for wash days. I hope I can keep them on for a few more weeks.

How was your wash day? Did you do anything exciting to your hair?
 

SCANDAL:: My Fall TV Fashion Icon


              Whether we want to admit it or not, we cannot ignore the fact that what's happening on TV shapes the way we speak, think, and even dress ourselves. As the fall season approaches, we, as women, will have more than one gladiator to look up to for fashion inspirations. You are in luck if you work in an environment where you have to dress up Monday to Friday. With shows like The Good Wife, Scandal, and House Of Cards coming this Fall, your fashion inspirations will be just one flip away.

               I for one, am obsessed with Olivia Pope's wardrobe. It's one thing that she can make president Fitz turn the Oval Office into a bedroom, convince politicians to come clean, or just come out of the closet, but doing it while wearing Giorgio Armani (my favorite designer of all time) makes her my favorite female character on television. Olivia's outfits make her stand out. She shines when she walks into a room. She does it effortlessly because she wears heels that keep her grounded and suits that make you believe that her shoulders are strong enough to lean on. I cannot wait to see how Lyn Paolo, Scandal's costume designer, will change her wardrobe this Fall season.

Some of my favorite Olivia Pope Outfits. 






 What TV show do you get your fashion inspirations from?
 

Fitness Friday:: Peanut Butter And Banana Milkshake With Chocolate Chips


           Hi guys!! You are not tired of me talking about bananas yet, right? Do you throw away your bananas once they start turning brown and getting sad? Well, stop doing that!  Today We are making a Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake using old ripened bananas.  This drink is packed with protein, Vitamin D, potassium, and some calories, too. It is a good choice for those of you who like to drink your breakfast.

#FitnessFriday

 Warning!! This milkshake is addictive

You will need:

2 Medium bananas

2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (Creamy or not)

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1 cup 2% milk

1 pinch Vanilla extract or some Vanilla beans




          Don't forget to add the milk, like I did in the pictorial:-) I used Madagascar Vanilla Beans because it was floating around the house, but I strongly suggest that you use Vanilla extract. You can add the vanilla extract to the mix until you get your desired flavor. Add the chocolate chips after blending the bananas with the milk and the peanut butter so you can enjoy the chocolate chunks. You can also make  a frozen milkshake using the same ingredients. You just have to cut the bananas into pieces, freeze them overnight, then add them to the mix in the morning. This drink is really tasty and can be very addictive. Try it and let me know what you think.

       *Thanks for the super sweet comments you left on my last fitness post. I love your encouraging words. Neti really killed me when she said the Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper is like crack! She had me laughing so heard.  She is one of the funniest bloggers I know. Now I think about her every time I see Diet Dr. Pepper in the stores. Words are powerful y'all. They can have such great impact on people. Keep that in mind when leaving comments for your fellow bloggers.*

Happy Friday!
 

Outfit Of The Week:: Dots, Dots, Dots


              Hi Fashionistas!! Fall is slowly making its presence known. I have woken up to some chilly mornings this week, but I am so excited my favorite season is almost here. It is time to think about reorganizing our closets to make room for our Fall wardrobe.  A pair of black pants is always in, no matter what the season is. And I do love me some dots. I paired these two together for a typical work day. My husband calls it my executive look. This top would go well with a black pencil skirt, too. But you know your girl doesn't do skirts, specially pencil skirts. My hips don't handle skirts too well. A blazer jacket will be needed for late Fall, but let's enjoy the final days of summer for now.



My Home Office.

 

Wash Day And Hair Style


 #WashDayExperience
  1.  I finally I got a chance to buy Mane 'n Tail Detangler. It says "The Original" on the bottle. I don't even know what that means. I used it to detangle my hair, but it really was not necessary. 
  2. I oiled and massaged my scalp with 100% Jojoba oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. I applied Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner to my hair from roots to tips, not on my scalp. Then, I added just a little bit of Africa's Best Hair Mayonnaise to my ends. I covered my head with a plastic cap, wrapped it with a towel, and let it deep condition for about 45 minutes.
  4. I rinsed my hair and washed my scalp with Alberto V05 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Conditioner. 
  5. I did a quick tea rinse with black. I left it on for about 15 minutes, then rinsed.
  6. I quickly added Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner to my hair, followed by Haitian Black Castor Oil.
  7.  Roller Set & Wrapped around with bobby pins.
     
  8. The next day

            Can you tell that I am loving my hair? My wash day went well, you guys. My hair is healthy. It is growing. And I am loving it! All the shedding that I anticipated did not happen. Thank you, Jesus! My twists are fuller and thicker this time around, which means I can keep them on for up to six weeks if the hair does not start growing like weeds. I will keep you guys updated on the progress. 

Did you do anything different to your hair this week?

 

SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD


            Hello Angels!! I was nominated by the beautiful miss Jackie to receive the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award. The word BEAUTIFY always pops in my head when I am preparing recipes for this blog because Miss Jackie never forgets to remind us to "always beautify our plates." Or "always beautify ourselves from  inside out." So, if you find yourself loving my presentations, it is because of Miss Jackie. I always make sure that my plates are beautified. I love you, Miss Jackie! You have a beautiful soul.

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. ( That would be moi)
 

2. Put the award logo on your blog.
 

 3. Answer their ten questions
 

4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees. 
 

5. Nominate 10


 Miss Jackie's questions

1- What is your favorite makeup brand?
I love Mary Kay a little bit too much. I guess it's because I used to be a Mary Kay beauty consultant.

2- What designer you wish you could afford?
Christian Louboutin

3- If you had to wear only one lipstick shade what color will it be?
Fuchsia

4- Which is more important to you pedicure or manicure?
Manicure. I always have a feeling that people are looking at my nails when I am praising the Lord. I do my nails every Saturday. 

  5-Favorite concealer and why?
Don't have one.

6-What is one makeup product you cannot be without?
Eyeliner

7- Are you a jean or dress girl?
Jeans, please! Although I look mighty good in dresses.

8- How did you came up with your blog name?
I told my husband that I needed a name for my blog, and he came up with this one. He wanted the word hair to be part of the tittle because I told him that the blog was going to be about hair and fashion. That's why we have HAIR 2 toe instead of HEAD 2 toe.

9-Do you prefer to visit bloggers or You tube gurus?
I prefer to visit bloggers because I was told that I am a good reader. I tend to fast forward too much when watching a video. I guess I love to look at words more than I love to listen to them.

10- If you could be in a magazine which one would it be and why?
Harper's BAZAAR  is the magazine that I would LOVE to be in. They are good at keeping you up-to-date with WHAT'S IN and WHAT'S OUT. 

And my nominees are....



My questions

1- What fashion or beauty item do you spend more money on?
2- What do you like most about blogging?
3- Do you follow fashion trends?
4- Where do you find inspirations for your blog posts?
5- Have you bought an Item or tried a new recipe because another blogger recommended it?
7- Who is your favorite fashion designer?
8- What's your skin care routine?
9- Prints or solid colors?
10- Who's your fashion icon? (Celebrity or fashion bloggers)


 

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation NW58 REVIEW


           Hello Beautiful! I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine. My friend and I saw Divergent. It was all I expected it to be. It is action packed and the writing is compelling, to say the least. I am sure you will find it as interested as I did.
           Today I am  reviewing a face powder. We all need one, right? I've mentioned this product  so many times, you would think that there is a review already posted somewhere on this blog. I bought M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation sometimes in February. It quickly became one of my favorite beauty products. The first time I used M.A.C products was back in 2005 when I was getting married. I am glad I gave them a second try. This product promises to hide flaws and provide a full-coverage finish. Let's see what it did to my face!

Product Description (amazon.com)

Color: NW58
A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. A real all-in-one. The choice of pros, and a long time favorite of M·A·C fans.


# NW58


My Opinion
 Pros
  • Bearable scent
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Full coverage and matte finish
  • Flawless results
  • Affordable ($27)
  • Long Lasting
Cons
  • None
 

The bottom line
      
           If you were wondering what my face looks like naked, now you know. I do have flaws like many of you. I suffer from acne because I have oily skin. But MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation does a pretty good job at hiding them. This powder literally transforms my face. $27 is a lot of money for a face powder, but I don't have to use a lot to get full-coverage. This product hides my dark spots very well. It lasts a long time with no messy business. My skin can breathe because a little bit goes a long way. I love it. It is worth every penny. I only paid $20.00 for mine because I got it on Ebay, but beware of people selling fake M.A.C products out there. I read online how so many women got fake ones from their sellers. Be wise and walk to a M.A.C counter so you can find the right color for your skin tone. This product is a win for me. Give it a try. You won't regret it.

Have you tried  MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation before?
 
 
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