♥ Sisterhood Tag ♥

Hey loves! I have a cool tag post for you guys today. My blogger boo Galaxia tagged me a while back for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and I must say I am honored! For the tag, Galaxia asked some really fun questions, so I will be answering them all below for you. Here goes!

1. What’s a little luxury that you treat yourself to after a long day? A nice spa day would be an ideal treat right about now. You just don't know how much I crave a massage and a pedicure! But in the meantime, I'll do the usual and have my own DIY spa situation at home :) I always enjoy spending a few quiet moments by myself, for myself. It could be enjoying a nice warm bubble bath with my favorite scented bath bombs while a 90's slow jam playlist repeats in the background. Or I will arrange a nice cheese tray for one with a glass of wine and catch up on my favorite shows while the little ones are sleeping. It might not sound very luxurious to some, but any uninterrupted time to myself in which I can totally relax is a luxury for me. How many of you long for the days that you could use the bathroom in peace without someone yelling for you or trying to break into the bathroom to get you? LOL. Uninterrupted bathroom time even sounds like a luxury these days. 

2. How do you feel about your siblings, or how do you feel about being an only child? I love each and every one of my siblings. I have five siblings total. I have two older brothers, but I'm my mom's oldest kid. I have a slight complex about being her oldest though, as I always joke that I am the starter kid lol. But all jokes aside, I love each one of them and find it pretty awesome that though we all have very distinct personalities, we can come together and love on each other in our own little way. 

3. Who’s your current celebrity crush? I know that a lot of married women say they don't have a celebrity crush, but for the sake of the question I will be honest with you guys and admit that I have a couple. I promise you it's okay. My husband has a celebrity crush or two as well lol. Since I started watching kdrama last year, I have become a huge fan of Lee Min Ho. This could possibly be because I've seen every drama he's starred in and I am thinking of re-watching Personal Taste. He seems like such a sweetheart!

And for y'all that KNOW ME, I'm gonna sit this photo right here. Lol.

4. If you’re single, is there someone you’re wishing would ask you out? If you’re taken, how did you and that person decide to be in a relationship (describe the proposal, etc)? My husband and I met at a football game over a decade ago and decided to make our relationship official during Superbowl weekend a few months after. Fast forward to the present day and we're still watching football games together--well I'm still trying to get his attention while he's yelling at the TV screen. I never realized football had such a profound effect on our relationship. Lol.

5. What’s your favorite nail polish shade to wear? Pink! Fusion Pink by Sinful Colors is currently my favorite pink polish. 

6. Show us a piece of jewelry you would love to have. I'm currently on the prowl for a pair of pearl ear jackets. They seem like the perfect mix of elegant, yet edgy. 

7. What kind of cell phone do you have? I'm probably the only person in the world (other than my husband) that doesn't have an iPhone. I don't even remember the name of my phone, but I know HTC makes it and I got it for free! #TeamAndroid over here, honey :)

8. Which TV show or movie should I watch when I have the chance? I know you are a Netflix/Hulu/YouTube lover like myself Galaxia, so I'm gonna list ALL of the shows and movies I've watched recently or I am currently watching. 

The Mindy Project
Friday Night Lights | Pretty Little Liars |The Carrie Diaries
Awkward. | Revenge | Black-ish
Gotham | HTGAWM
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete
Safe Haven

9. What book would you recommend I read before 2014 is over? You must read #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso if you haven't already. It's a great read! And if you have Nook or Kindle, shoot me an e-mail. I have a must-read list and to-read list a mile long that I'd love to share with you!

10. Have you ever experienced blatant racism or discrimination? I wouldn't say I have experienced blatant racism. But growing up in a southern rural area has presented quite a few opportunities to witness a level of ignorance some people have for those who aren't just like them. Though we might not always like to discuss racism or discrimination publicly, I do believe racism still exists. But I've also been witness to a loving-kindness in others that still exists. My hope is that if we all practiced more love and more kindness, we can begin to obliterate negativity like I have experienced so our children won't have to.

Thanks again for tagging me, Galaxia! I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers! Now I'd like to ask all of you guys-- who are your celebrity crushes? Do you have any book recommendations for me? What TV shows are you currently watching? And how often do you "treat" yourself? I'd love to hear all of your answers in the comments :)

Fall Beauty Favorites | Lipsticks + Glosses

Do you ladies switch up your beauty routines and essentials as the seasons change? Though I keep things the same in the spring and summer months, I love swapping products in my beauty arsenal when fall hits. There's something about those beautiful nudes, browns, plums, and rose shades that just scream "fall is here" to me. And since you guys are well aware of my lippie obsession, I decided I would share some of my current lipstick and lipgloss picks for the season here on the blog. 

NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia (top, left)- This is my go-to nude lippie of the fall season. It's a pretty mauve shade of nude that I believe compliments many complexions.
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Mochalicious (top, right)- This is my throwback 90's shade for the fall. It's highly pigmented, long-lasting, and very affordable. I feel like I'm channeling Kima, Keisha, and Pam when I'm rocking this lippie!
MAC Lipstick in Creme de la Femme (bottom, left)- This is my second pick nude lippie for the fall. Unlike Thalia, it has a frost finish, so I use it for more of a soft night look. 
Clinique Chubby Moisturizing Lip Balm in Roomiest Rose (bottom, right)- I received this beauty from my cousin Tresa and instantly fell in love with it. For my divas that aren't really big on rocking lipstick, this balm gives you color without the commitment. This balm is creamy, moisturizing, and has a great color payoff. 

NYX Lipgloss in African Queen (top, left)- This is my all-time favorite NYX lipgloss. It's a shimmery violet shade that's sure to turn heads. And it looks gorgeous on women of color! Every time I wear it, someone stops me to ask me what I'm wearing on my lips. 
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless (top, right)- For my ladies that have MAC Heroine on their wishlist but don't want to commit to the price, this lippie is perfect for you! I have them both and they are nearly identical. It applies soft and moisturizing, but dries into a beautiful matte. 
Wet n Wild Fergie Lipstain in Throwing Shade (bottom, left)- To be honest, I grabbed up this lippie for the name. How could you go wrong with a lipgloss called Throwing Shade anyways? Though it's actually a lipstain, it's pretty moisturizing. If you don't have this one in your collection, you might want to grab it up!
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Ravin' Raisin (bottom, right)- This is one of my fall favorites simply because I've never owned a color that compares to this lipstick at all. It's a vampy shade of purple that has mauve undertones. Out of all the lipsticks on this list, I would say this one is definitely my wildcard. 


Fall Fashion Lookbook | Dolled Up

Ladies, when is the last time you got dolled up and had a night on the town? Sadly for me, it's been a while. I've been hanging out indoors with the little ones in the most recent weekends, but I'm hoping things will change soon! This shifty southern weather is finally beginning to give us cool fall evenings, so I am preparing my fall wardrobe to follow suit. And since I have a few plans etched out on my calendar for the upcoming weeks, I decided to create a few looks on Polyvore for inspiration while out shopping. Check out the "dolled up" looks from my Fall Fashion Lookbook below.

Fall Fashion: Burgundy + Florals

Who doesn't love a tulle skirt? Every since I saw Kelis rocking a bright fuchsia tulle skirt in her spread for The Coveteur this spring, I've been wanting one for myself. And though spring has long gone, I figured I could pair this skirt with an oxblood cardigan to make this look more appropriate for fall. Then I added a few feminine touches with the Steve Madden Varcity Pump, soft pink cosmetics, and a splash of one of my favorite fragrances, Daisy by Marc Jacobs. This is definitely a look I would rock on a date with bae.. Lol. SN: Wanna snag this skirt for yourself?  Be sure to grab it up over at ChicWish before it's gone! 

Fall Fashion: Leopard + Faux Leather

When I saw this top I instantly fell in love, as it combines two of my favorite things--pink and leopard print. How can you go wrong with that combination? I just had to style this with some leather (and in the case of the pants, faux leather) to add a bit of edge to the look. And though this is a look that can easily be pulled together, I had to add an few extra elements of pink to the mix for good measure. Aren't these Kate Spade earrings the cutest? The Asos watch is looking like a winner and well, you guys know how I feel about hot pink lips. I had to bring MAC Candy Yum Yum Matte Lipstick out to play! I would totally rock this look for a fun night out with the girls. How about you?And have you tried the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara yet?

Fall Style: Leopard + Royal Blue

Another color/style combination I like to bring out in the fall is royal blue and leopard. So for this look, I simply paired this figure-flattering wrap blouse with faux leather pants and these gorgeous leopard heels. And just because I have an obsession with dark matte lips, I added NARS Red Lizard to the mix. All you need to do is add your favorite gold accessories and pin those pretty locks of hair up in a bun and you're good to go! I'd probably rock this on a dinner date with my best girl. How about you?

Fall Style: Oxblood + Camel

Oxblood and camel is also one of my favorite fall color combinations. The number one item on my fall wishlist is a summer leather jacket similar to this one. I styled the jacket with an oxblood waffle knit top, denim trousers, and this trendy H&M faux leather and suede bag. And to give this look a personal touch, I added the tortoise reading glasses from J. Crew and this fab equestrian silk scarf. I'm rocking this look to the movies, to the hang out spot, out to dinner, and possibly on one of my holiday family visits--especially if I get my hands on this jacket. Where would you rock this look? SN: If you want these Chinese Laundry Suede Pumps, they are on sale at 6PM! Grab them up before they're gone!

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