Thursday, January 24, 2013

4 Bathing Suits for Every Budget

Hey ladies,

Bathing suit season is right around the corner and I hope you all know that what you eat in the winter will be SHOWING in the summer! I try to remember that whenever I'm tempted with an irresistible piece of chocolate cake.

I am actually excited for trips to the pool and the beach this year; I've been working so hard in the gym for about a year and its time to show off what I've been slaving for. I’m surely not where I want to be but I am a long way from where I use to be and in order to look good you have to feel good!

Don’t shy away from something just because you don’t like a certain body part of yours, more than likely you are the only one who notices whatever concern there is with that part of your body.

I was never the one to be scared of a bathing suit but I would always wear shorts over my bathing suits no matter what. But as I began to love the person reflecting back to me in the mirror, I also converted my flaws into little special looks about me. While this does take time, you can always start today. Every morning when you wake up tell yourself you love you, you look your skin complexion, you love your big eyes, you love your small lips, whatever it is. After a while you will learn to love your whole body!

So ladies, whether you are balling on a budget or have a little extra money to blow, I found 4 of the perfect bathing suits for anyone’s wallet. 

I absolutely love this bathing suit from target, for only $25 dollar this is a win-win situation. First off, i love the color as well as the ruffle, that is definitely in with bathing suits this year! I would hop on this deal while it last! The sizes go from Small to Extra Large. 

This is a bathing suit from ASOS, i love this because its ideal for ladies who are afraid to wear two pieces, so this gives you the two piece look without making you worry that you are showing too much at the beach. I love the mesh panels because it screams SEXY. This is priced at $52 dollars and goes up to a size 12. 

This is from ASOS as well, again i love this because i love the print, please don't shy away from print, i believe thicker women think they are obligated to wearing only black and while there is nothing wrong with black, we need to slowly get out of this and i believe this bathing suit is a great start. It has a little bit of black but also a splash of color to add a unique touch to it. This is priced at 52 dollars as well. 

The last one is from Monif C and it is my favorite from her new collection. I love this color because i believe its suitable for all women of color. This suit is very daring but still hides parts of our body that we don't feel is "ready to be shown" to the world just yet. If you have bigger boobs and are skeptical that this isn't going to hold your boobies up, NO WORRIES because it has removable straps that will keep them in and not out lol. This is more on the expensive side but if you are willing to splurge this is the bathing suit to get! This is priced at $158 and is available for pre-order now!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Beauty Junkie Alert!

I bet this title was enticing! 

If you are a make-up fanatic like me I’m pretty sure your make up collection has looked like this before! (This is only a quarter of it, i'm embarrassed of the rest lol)

This is terrible, all of this was scattered all over my bathroom counter and I finally told myself that ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH. I cannot have my bathroom looking a tornado ran threw it.

So I went out to Target and searched for a big enough storage container to help me store all my stuff while also keeping easy access to my items I use daily! While sorting through my make-up I realized I had to throw a couple things away being that they were old. Ladies don’t forget to look at the bottom of your applicators, they will have dates on them that look like this “3M” “6M” and “12M”. Also if you don’t know when you purchased some of your items “When in Doubt, Throw Them Out.” I would hate to see any of you using old stuff that instead of enhancing your beauty, leaves you looking dull and old.

Now back to storing all this stuff, I scattered all of my products on a towel on the floor while thinking of the best possible way to keep everything visible for daily use.

The storage container i purchased had three rolls of drawers and i came up with this fantastic solution. 

Top: Brushes and Mascara.
Middle: Foundations, Primers, and Concealer.
Bottom: Eyeshadow Palettes and Blush. 

I put all of my lipsticks and lip glosses in a 3 unit container, having all reds and dark lips in one section, pink in another, and nudes in the last section.

I have been using this technique for over a week right now and this is truly the longest my bathroom counter has ever stayed clean. I must say that I am very proud of myself.

Feel free to share some of your beauty storing secrets with me, I’d love to hear them!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale

Its that time again! Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale. During the next two weeks you can find your favorite bras, panties, beauty products, and fragrances up to 50% off. How lovely is that?

I really do wait all year for this sale because its one of my only chances to BALL OUT *rih rih voice*. Plus I had a 25 dollar gift card which gave me even more reason to head out to my closest VS.

Now, I did not MEAN to spend over 100 dollars, I really didn't mean it! But I wanted everything! When I see something half off, my minds goes to this place of its own and then comes back and signals back to my wallet saying "Yea, you can afford that!"

Needless to say, I will not be spending any more money at Victoria’s Secret anytime soon!

Check out some of the things I bought. 

 These are the very sexy brilliant lip shine, priced half off!

 (1) Rock Me. (2) Party Girl. (3) Diva. 

Victoria Secret Perfect Lipstick.

Victoria's Secret Sheer Lip Color Duo in Tete' a Tete'.

(1) Rockin' Body Luminous Perfecting Body Cream. (2) Body Creme with Shea Butter. (3) Beauty Rush Secret Crush Body Wash. (4) Hand Cream with Shea Butter. 

(1) VS Smokey Eye Palette. (2) VS Party Perfect Palette. (3) VS Lash Lust Volume Definition Mascara. (4) VS Airbrush FX Bronzing Primer.

(1) Victoria's Secret AMAZING bra. (2) Victoria's Secret KNOCK OUT push up bra. (3) Victoria's Secret Deep V Low-Back Multi Way Bra (not shown). (4) 5 for 26 cotton undies. 

As you can see ladies, these sales are very tempting! Have any of you shopped their sale yet! I would love to know what you all bought. 

Also, i will be doing a review later on on the lipsticks!


- Ashley