Motivational Monday: The Will To Prepare

"The will to succeed is important but what's more important is the will to prepare."
-Bobby Knight


Art: Jose Romussi

Jose Romussi is a Chilean artist with a design style of taking vintage photographs and adding embroidery and threading designs. I find all of his art pieces intriguing. When the subject of the photographs are disguised by embroidery it make you wonder what lies beneath. Check out some of his work below and click the links to view his collections.

Jose Romussi


Motivational Monday: Happiness, Effort, Timing

Happiness is a choice...
Effort makes it work...
Timing is everything...
-Rob Hill Sr.


Shoe Stalking: Nike SB BHM x Tiffany's

Im not a "sneaker head" but these Nike SB's caught my eye. 

Nike SB BHM (Black History Month)
Released 2/1/14

Dunk High Premium SB 'Diamond'
Launch 2/8/14


Motivational Monday: MLK

 “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.


2014: NEW Year

It is crazy I was sitting in class my last semester of college September 2009 and I decided to create a fashion blog. When I started my blog I wanted it to be an open diary documenting my opinion and views with the latest fashion. My blog was the only thing I had that kept my sanity when I moved away for a few months for my internship. I really didn't care how many page views I had or if I made Blogger friends. What mattered the most to me was my blog was my baby I didn't know what I was doing with her (my blog) but I knew she could grow into something and she was helping me grow in many ways. In November 2010, I decided to get a little fancy and get a domain and collaborate with graphic design students to create a logo and attempt to brand myself. In that process I found a hobby for photography. Now fast forwarding to 2013 I realized that I wanted to take my blog into a different direction but I didn't know how so I got a little lazy. Now 2014 I battled with myself just letting my blog go but I won't. I had a vision and purpose when I started I just have to remember why I started. In 2014 I seek to find new dreams, new ways, and a new me!

Happy New Year


Motivational Monday: Faith Everywhere

Faith will get you everywhere just you wait.

Happy last Monday of 2013 :)

Beauty Talk: My Favorite Make up Brushes (Eyes)

Flat Shadow Brush Urban Decay $26.00
This brush came in my Naked palette. It comes in handy patting down shimmer eyeshadows evenly on the lid and to decreases the glitter/shimmer fallout.

Pencil Brush Crown Brush $2.37 (sale price)
I got this brush from the Makeup Show Orlando. This brush helps to precisely place shadow where you need it.

Crease Brush Crown Brush $1.91 (sale price)
I got this brush at the Makeup Show Orlando. This crease brush has soft bristles and helps blending crease colors with an ease.

Blending Brush Sephora Collection $20.00
I loveeee this brush. It blends shadow colors easily with a few strokes. 

Large Blender Make Up Forever $30.00 
This brush is so soft and does a great job blending. What sets this apart from other brushes is that the tip of the brush is tapered which helps get into corners of the eye.


Motivational Monday: Shoes Speak

Shoes Speak Louder Than Words.

Happy Monday :)

Beauty Talk: My Favorite Make Up Brushes (Face)

Pro Stippling (Old) Sephora Collection Pro $35.00
When I apply my liquid foundation I love using a Stippling brush because it builds up coverage in even natural layers. This brush doesn't shed like a poodle either which is a plus!
(The brush I have pictured above was redesigned to the new black pro brushes click the link above.)

Small Stipple Elf $3.00
The small stipple is a go to brush when i am applying concealer or a highlight underneath my eye. The brush is soft and blends product with an ease.

Natural Powder (Old) Sephora $38.00
I use this powder brush for multiple things. It is a powder brush so I use it to apply my powder foundations. Also I use this brush for applying my setting powder and I can even use this brush to throw on blush and bronzer. The shape of this brush is domed which makes it so versatile. 
(The brush I have pictured above was redesigned to the new silver brushes click the link above.)

Face Contour (Old) Sephora $30.00
This contour brush is small and easy to apply contour powder to give me a Kim K contour. lol
(The brush I have pictured above was redesigned to the new silver IT brushes click the link above.)

Mineral Powder Sephora $24.00
This brush is amazing. The bristles are soft but not dense to give a blended even application. I also use this powder brush for liquid foundations.

Airbrush Concealer Sephora $24.00
This concealer brush perfectly blends concealer over blemishes or dark spots with an ease. 

This picture was taken Saturday before work. It was raining and I decided it was a great time to have a selfie photo shoot. lol
Products Used:
Prep: Eyes- Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, Korres Anti Aging Face Primer, Becca Stay Matte Primer (in my T-zone)
Eyes: Lid- Too Faced Gold E/S(forgot the name) Stila Magnificent Metal in Vintage Black Gold
Crease-MAC Brown Script and Carbon Brows- MAC Spiked
Face: Foundation- Make Up Forever HD #178,  Highlight- Clinique Concealer in Nutmeg, Mac Double Definition Contour- MAC Blunt Setting Powder- Make Up Forever Setting Powder
Lips: Sephora Lip Stain in Dark Berry

This post contains some products sent as gratis from companies and products I purchased with my own money. This is my honest review of each product.This post does not represent the views of my employer or affiliated brands. 


Motivational Monday: The Best of My Life

I'm gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.

Stop living in the past. Stop thinking 'could of, would of, or should of'. Make an effort from this day forward that you will be great and speak greatness into existence in your life. 

Have a Great Monday!!!


Red Carpet: American Music Awards 2013

Kendall Jenner was my favorite look of the night she rocked it in a winter white Keepsake dress and paired it with Manolos, Naya Rivera rocked a sleek black Michael Kors gown, and Ciara did it wearing J. Mendel sheer gown.

Miley Cyrus in Versus by Versace

Rihanna in 

Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford

Nicole Richie in Emilio Pucci

I love One Direction in this black and grey casual cool look.

What Red Carpet look did you love?

Trend: Clash of the Tartan

What is Tartan?
A pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed. (Source Wikipedia) 

Clash of the Tartan

Clash of the Tartan by myclothesmind on Polyvore

Check out how other bloggers rock their tartan plaid trend below...

The Daileigh

Motivational Monday: The Struggle

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Life isn't easy. Keep pushing keep going. 
Happy Monday


Motivational Monday: Time & Pressure

"God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too."
-Rick Warren