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Hello loves! I want to introduce you guys to two new features I am adding to the blog lineup. If you remember the Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger series, I am excited to announce that it's coming back to the blog!

Not only is the Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger series being revamped, I am also adding a new feature, Memoirs of a Beauty Blogger, to the site. And I would love to feature you.

Styling Idea | Casually Styling a Statement Tee

One of my style staples for the summer is definitely the statement/graphic tee. Quite honestly, the graphic tee is a wardrobe must-have of mine throughout the year. For me, they seem to be the simplest article of clothing to dress up or dress down, all while sharing a splash of your personality.

If you love making a statement with your style by way of attention-grabbing phrases boldly adorning your torso, know that I am right there with you.  As a woman that wears a graphic tee most weekdays (and some weekends), I am always thinking of different ways to style them. Today I would like to share with you my favorite way to style my "Lipstick Makes Everything Better" graphic tee- the "dressed down but casually cute" way.

BEAUTY | Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks

Lipstick lovers, I have a treat for you today! I recently purchased a few Katy Kat Matte lipsticks from the Katy Perry loves Covergirl Collection and I couldn't wait to share the details with you.
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 A couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw my blogger friend Suma of The Fashion Beauty Junkie share about these lippies. Intrigued by the packaging, I stopped by my local Walgreens and saw that they had a few of the shades in stock! This was a big deal, because my local drugstores can be late with stocking the latest beauty collections at times. Nonetheless, I grabbed these four, priced at $7.99. They were BOGO 50% at the time, and I had a $1.00 off coupon for Covergirl lipsticks, so I was WINNING! I shared these beauties with my 'Gram Fam (because, have you seen this pretty matte white casing?). And since quite a few of you asked me to share my thoughts, I decided to chat about them for a bit here.

Celebrity-Inspired Beauty | Teyonah Parris

Happy Friday, loves! Today on the blog, I've created another budget-friendly celebrity inspired beauty set for you guys. Today's look features actress Teyonah Parris.
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Teyonah Parris is most recently known for her roles as Lysistrata in Spike Lee's satirical film Chiraq, Missy Vaughn in the StarzTV show Survivor's Remorseand the star of TV One's Original Miki Howard Biopic, Love Under New Management. Here, Teyonah is wearing an everyday natural look with a creamy burgundy lip. Below the break, I've made a list of affordable drugstore beauty favorites as well as the steps required to recreate this look at home.

How to Create an Inspiration Box

When is the last time you took inventory of your current goals and resolutions? I know it's been a while since I've talked about goals here on the blog. But now that we're already half-way through the year, I thought today would be a good time to speak on them again. I know everyone doesn't buy into the whole new year's resolution thing. However, I do believe everyone can benefit from writing down goals and checking progress on them as often as needed. That's why many of us create vision boards to keep us focused on them daily.

Remember on Instagram and Facebook when I told you guys I was inspired by this XO Necole article about the vision board alternative, the "create box?" Well instead of updating my vision board (which is actually a cork-board filled with pictures and affirmations), I enhanced it with a "create box" or as I like to call mine, an "inspiration box." I figured "inspiration box" would be more fitting because the images, quotes, and scriptures I have in mine inspire me to focus on my goals and purpose. Below, I will tell you how I made it.
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