What's in my Bag?

Recently, I've been carrying my new H&M tote I bought several weeks ago while visiting Baltimore, MD and so far I love it.  I mean, for only $25 it definitely was a great deal.  Anyway, in my H&M tote I'm carrying my green Personal Filofax, my yellow Pocket Filofax which I use as my wallet, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, Kleenexes, a box of Junior Mints, my I Phone, a pencil case, my car keys, a coupon folder, my make-up case, and Lush hand cream.  Now, I showed you what I carry in my bag, what do you carry in yours?


February Ipsy Glam Bag

So, my February Ipsy Glam Bag came in the mail recently and I wanted to share with you my some beauty products. For those of you who aren't familiar with Ipsy, each month subscribers receive a beautiful Glam Bag of deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Also, members can watch and play along with stylists with the same products that their using.  All for only $10 a month.  For more information about Ipsy, click here.

February Ipsy Glam Bag
POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini Lip Glosses- Fuchsia Freesia Full-size $16
J. Cat Beauty Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue - EL43 Full set $3.99
Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in One - Violotte  Full-size $18
Zoya Nail Polish - Dot Per Bottle $9
skyn ICELAND Fresh Start with Ice Age Mask - Contains 6 masks $39


The Nail Files: Feeling Great

It's Mani Monday, and I wanted to share with you my manicure for the week. Although it's still chilly outside I thought I'd use a bright pink color to brighten a cold winter day;)  So, I applied a coat of Sally Hansen base coat X-treme Wear Invisible, two coats of SinfulColors Professional nail polish Feeling Great, and a coat of Mod Lacquer's nail lacquer Kosmik Karma to complete my manicure.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw from The Nails ;)



Recently, on Instagram I've been seeing brown Cocotique Boxes filled with great beauty products, but I didn't know what they were. So, I did a little digging and decided to become a monthly subscriber to Cocotique, the deluxe beauty box subscription service for women of color and diverse ethnicities. For more information, or to join Cocotique, click here. Here the new beauty products in my Cocotique box:

February Cocotique Box
BEFINE Fine Food Skin Care - Prices and sizes vary
Carol's Daughter Macadamia Finishing Shine Spray - Full-size: $18 / 3 fl oz
 c. BOOTH Honey Almond Nourishing Bath and Body Wash - Full-size: $7 / 16 oz
CLO-VEE PRODUCTS Pomegranate and Orange Organic Shea Body Butter - Full-size: $16.50 / 4 oz
OPI Nail Laquers San Francisco Collection | Knead Sour-Dough - Full-size: $9 / 15ml


The Nail Files: An Apple a Day

For my nails today in honor of Valentine's Day on Friday, I decided to go along with a red gel polish for my nails.  Also, I got a chance to stop by a nail salon on Friday morning to get a manicure too, and it was so worth the wait.  Here's a photo of my gel nails ;)

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...


It's a Snow Day

Aztec Sweater (here), Michael Star Top (here), New York & Company Skinny Jeans (here), Sorel Boots (here), Louis Vuitton Handbag, J.Crew Factory Charm Necklace (here), Michael Kors Watch (here), J.Crew Factory Chain-Link Bracelet (here), SageKandCo Bracelet (similar), and Ray Ban Sunglasses (similar).

So, it's been awhile since I've done an outfit post, and since the weather's being crazy across the country I figured why not get some outfit photos of me in the snow. Of course on this particular day, my boys happened to be home from school because of the snow, so they got a chance to play in it as well as shovel our driveway. SCORE!!  I tell you, there's nothing like a good snow day or two to get you right back on track.  

Do you guys notice anything different in my photos?


The Nail Files: Fuschia

Since I'm doing my own nails again, I thought I'd dust off my Sally Hansen Pro Gel Kit and give myself a gel manicure.  So, I chose a gel polish similar to the color pink for this week's color. Summer please come quickly...

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)


January's Birchbox

For the last 6 months I've received a monthly Ipsy Glam Bag, and although I enjoyed my monthly Glam Bag I really missed my Birchbox subscription.  So, I made the decision to cancel my Ipsy subscription and rejoin Birchbox again.  My January Birchbox was full of great beauty products, here are the beauty products included in box...

 January's Birchbox

100% Pure
Fruit Pigmented Mascara | Full-size, $18
derma e 
Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Balm | Full-size, $15
Gilchrist & Soames
London Collection Shampoo & Conditioner | Full-size, $16 per bottle
Intense Hydration day lotion 


The Nail Files: Mason

So, I decided soak off my acrylics because for whatever reason my gel polish wouldn't stay on. Although, my nails do great with a gel polish, my acrylics did not, go figure. Originally, I was going to apply a Sally Hansen gel polish but settled on Mason, a pretty purple Zoya nail lacquer. Also, I applied a Sally Hansen base & top coat and 2 coats of Zoya nail lacquer.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files....