Pink Wednesday: Polka-Dots & Neon Pink

Happy Pink Wednesday, beautiful people!  I hope all is well with everyone!  This week, I got a little behind on my Manicure Monday post, so I decided to showcase it for Pink Wednesday since it is pink. To fully embrace pink this week, I used the brightest shade of pink I own-- Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Fusion Neon.  I tell you, the camera on my phone just doesn't do this color justice.  It is shockingly bright! Fusion Neon is certainly an attention-grabber.

Now when I chose Pure Ice in Superstar to be my accent nail color,  I had no clue what I was gonna do with it.  I loved the way my mani came out the last time I used it, but I didn't want to use any glitter this week  (trust me, the pink is bright enough).  That's when I gave these little polka-dots a try.

So ladies, did you get your nails done this week?  Did you do them yourself in beautifully bright colors like me?  Or did you pass on the polish altogether?  Perhaps there is a new mani trend that you are hoping to try (like the caviar nails I plan on doing soon).  Either way, I'd love for you to chat it up with me in the comments!

Tuesday's Tunes: Volume 7

Happy Tuesday, guys and dolls!  How are you all doing today?  I hope your week is off to a positive start and you're all in good spirits!  As it usually goes, I would like to thank you guys for stopping by here today and checking out the tunes I've been grooving to so far.  I appreciate each and every one of you and hope that you hear at least one song you like or can reminisce to or vibe with while listening along today.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Rose Royce- One of my favorite comedies of all time is Carwash, starring Richard Pryor.  Along with being a hilarious movie with an all-star cast made up of very colorful characters, this movie had an incredible soundtrack.  "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" could easily be one of my favorite tracks from the album.  It's definitely a song that will get you up and going early in the morning.  I don't know if it's the funky groove of the track or the "put up or shut up" lyrics, but it definitely gets me up on "being about it instead of talking about it."  You should have seen me up dancing to this song this A.M. like I was on Soul Train or something lol. Shaking my pseudo-afro and all!

All About You by SWV- Now this song reminds me of that innocent middle school crush from back in the day.  I have vivid memories of the guy who used to bring me candy and treats when I got off the school bus in the mornings when I heard this song earlier. It gave me that warm feeling you get when you wonder if your crush likes you just as much as you like them.  It didn't help that the goody bags would have those infamous notes attached.  You know the ones-- Do you like me? Yes or No. Those were the days!  Trust, I was up snapping my fingers grooving with the refreshing change of lead vocals from Taj as I sang along.    

The Light by Common- Every time I hear those opening lines "I never knew a l-l-l-love like this," I'm overwhelmed with all types of gushy feelings.  There's nothing like watching a rapper take off his cool to profess his love for the lady in his life.  Common is one that doesn't mind baring his soul in endearing, thought-provoking lyrics, which is why he's one of my favorite artists.  Could you imagine being the muse for this song? I ain't mad at 'cha, Erykah Badu!  

Gots Ta Be by B2K- I ain't even gonna lie to y'all.  I was a big fan of B2K back in the day.  And this, which I believe was their second single, is my favorite song by the group.  One of the things I loved most about this song is the fact that the sugary sweet lyrics were professing some serious requirements for such young men!  Omarion sang that you gotta let him eat off your plate and all that!  Now these guys did suggest a ring towards the end of the song so I'm not even upset about the eating off my plate business lol.  Were you a fan of B2K back in the day?

Stay by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko- Though this song makes me feel so sad, I can't stop listening to it.  It's almost painful listening to the begging on both Rihanna and Mikky Ekko's parts.  Nonetheless, I feel this longing for something whenever I listen to it. It's like I feel as they do, wanting desperately for that special someone to stay.  Especially when you know breaking up is inevitable, but something in you just can't let go.  Have you ever felt that way about someone?

Are you a fan of these tunes? 
What are you listening to today? 
Please share in the comments :-)

MANICure Monday: Free Spirited Nail Junkie

Happy Monday, ladies! I hope everyone's week is off to a beautiful start!  Per usual, I'm starting my Monday off with another Manicure Monday. Ladies, I'm telling you, this is such a fun way to add a little self-care to your weekly routine! I now look forward to Sunday nights, because I know that after my bubble bath and hair-cleansing rituals, I will be picking out pretty nail polishes to style my weekly manicure and pedicure. What a great way to start the week!

This Monday I decided to go back to my bright colors.  One of my favorite green polishes is Pure Ice in Free Spirit (don't you just love the name?) but I haven't worn it in a while.  So I decided to stick with one shade this week by giving free spirit some play.

And of course it wouldn't be me if there was no sparkle involved.
I added Sinful Colors in Nail Junkie to the accent nail.

So what are your manicures looking like this week ladies?  Did you play it safe with familiar colors and acrylics or did you go bold this week?  Perhaps you decided to skip the polish altogether.  Either way, I would love to hear all about the details in the comments. Let me know!  

Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger: Meet Roxy

Ladies and gentlemen, do I have a treat for you today!  Since I am such a fan of fashion and how style is interpreted by other fashion bloggers, I've started a new segment here on the blog called "Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger."  My goal is to rap with fashion bloggers to get a glimpse of the fashion world from their points of view.  

Now when I think of bloggers with impeccable style, Roxy of Accessories We Love is one of the first bloggers that come to mind.  Since becoming a member of Bloggers Like Me, I've caught wind of Roxy's fashion blog and have fallen in love with the looks she comes up with.  I am so in awe of her classic, well put-together style!  She amazes me with the way her personality shines through the looks she puts together each week.  So without further adieu, I introduce to you Roxy of Accessories We Love. 

D: Tell me all about your blog, Roxy!
R: I’ve had my blog for a little over 2 years but I've only been seriously blogging for a year. Meaning…I take breaks, get bored, and become busy often, so for now I try to post on a regular basis. My original intention was to use the blog to promote my jewelry business. I later incorporated my personal style to the mix. I blog primarily for enjoyment, it’s an online diary of sorts, and my personal escape from my daily routine. I’m growing, learning, and enjoying so much by having both the blog and my small business.   

D: How do you define your style? Do you have a signature look?
R: I honestly can’t define my style and I’ve given up on putting it into a category. I pretty much know what I like and what I don’t like to see myself in. Signature look? Hmmmmm…I love a basic denim fitted jeans or skinnies as they call them these days, white collar shirt, and red pumps. Throw in some statement accessories and that’s me.   

D: Where do you look for style inspiration?
R: I’m all over the place with that but I look to everyday women. I get inspiration from other bloggers or vloggers. I check out magazines, social media platforms, [such as] Pinterest and other online sources. I also like fashion magazines, no one in particular. I skim through them, when I’m bored and save the pages. 

D: Who are your style icons?
R: Growing up, it was my mother.  I've always admired how stylish she is to this day. In short, I love how Janet Jackson rocks a pair of blue jeans, I think Jennifer Lopez knows how to dress up all her assets, and I love classic beauties like Halle Berry because she makes anything look good. 

D: Name other fashion bloggers you admire.
R: I can’t even narrow them down, I like too many of them and admire them all for different reasons. 

D: What items do you feel are wardrobe "must-haves?"
R: Red pumps, anything leopard/cheetah, great fitting pair of basic blue jeans, white collar shirt, black dress, black blazer, accessories to name just a few. 

D: What are your favorite places to shop?
R: For window shopping? Saks or Neiman Marcus! For daily finds, anywhere that has a clearance rack!! LOL…No place in particular, basically anywhere that my pocketbook can afford.
D: I'm with you on the clearance rack deal! That's my favorite landing spot in any store! Lol!

D: What [trends] are you looking forward to wearing in the Spring?
R: I’ll be wearing yellow, stripes, floral, and emerald. I just hit up Google ;-)

D: If your style had a theme song, what would it be?
R: Oh gosh, I don’t know but John Legend's “Green Light” comes to mind immediately!

D: Do you have any styling tips or advice you would like to give someone who's working on developing her personal style?
R: Challenge yourself to see how many ways you can mix and match your own wardrobe before you go shopping. You may save yourself a lot of money!

If you are not yet informed about Miss Roxy's whereabouts in these internet streets, please get familiar!

Check her out on Instagram at “roxyjewels”

*And if you are a fashion blogger and would like to be featured in my "Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger" segment, be sure to email me at missdre910(at)(gmail)(dot)(com). I can't wait to hear from you!  =)*
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