Showing posts from April, 2017

Fresh Faced & Fabulous

I am a self-described product junkie. I full admit it. I am a sucker for awesome packaging, pretty bottles and labels make me swoon and a quality product will have me shouting from the hillside. True story.

So last year when I discovered Neutrogena's Hydro-Boost line while attending We All Grow I was instantly intrigued. I am sort of obsessed with facial creams and have been searching for just the perfect one since an old favorite was discontinued back in the early 00's. Seriously. I have been on a mission. It also has to be affordable because with two growing kids, my beauty budget is almost nil. Oh and don't forget one of those kids is now a teenager with her own beauty wish list. More on that later.

The makeup artist did a FULL  face beat on me using all Neutrogena products and I was kind of in love. They were gracious enough to give me an extra jar and I hoarded it for as long as I could. Right before this year's conference I ran out of said cream, but I was happy to…

Living That Seventies Life

I always joke that I was born in the best year. 1979.  I got the best of of both worlds - all the crazy sexy cool of the 70's and all the fun and eccentricity of the 80's. It really was a great a time to be alive and I've always had a thing for the fashion of those times. In particular one of my style "icons" was Mrs. Roper from 

Y'all remember her from Three's Company?  She was the QUEEN Of the mumu / caftan and ridiculously over-sized baubles. She basically personified my entire lady of leisure dreams.  She still does to be honest. 


So a few weeks back I was minding my business when a few dresses caught my eye and I just KNEW they would be perfect for brunch or something summery. They screamed ' glam day drinking". Wrap front with kind of slit and just California casual cool right? But a few were also over my $50 budget and I was low-key waiting for them to go on sale. 
Then while cruising H&M 's site later that day I fou…

Unforgettable Movie - A Conversation and Review

Earlier this month I got an invite to a press junket and movie screening for a new film starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigel . The email included a link to the trailer and as soon as I viewed I was SOLD. 

I love a good thriller and the fact that it was low-key about "mom life" I was even more intrigued to see how it all played out. 

Quick synopsis - After the dissolution of her marriage, Tessa Connover soon learns that her ex-husband David has taken up with a new woman Julia. Not only has Julia moved into the home they once shared, but she's also now a part of their daughter Lily's life. Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But it's not long before Tessa's jealousy takes a pathological turn until she's willing to stop at nothing to turn Julia's dream life into the ultimate nightmare reality. 

The Friday screening couldn't come around fast enough as far as I was concern…

Spring Cleaning: It's NOT Just About The Closets

* I was compensated by the CHPA's Educational Foundation, KnowYourOTCs, but all opinions are my own.

So, I'm totally down with Spring cleaning right? Like I dig wiping out cabinets and clearing out the clutter but I also had no idea that I was missing a huge area of my home. 
More than just our closets need to be cleansed. Our medicine cabinet did as well.
Listen - I had no idea how many of our OTC meds were expired until I started going through the cabinets. And I don't just mean cough syrups. Creams and other topicals also fall under the category of over-the - counter meds that need to be disposed of once they are expired. Prior to this year I admittedly hadn't given much thought to disposing meds as part of my Spring cleaning routine but now that I think about it more, I wonder why not? I get rid of everything else that's expired - why am I holding on to these OTC's? Apparently I'm not alone in this either. 
Something like, 62% of adults have never sought in…

This Is For My Homegirls

Somewhere along the way I lost my mojo. My belief in myself waned when I was let go from what I thought was my dream job. And it took a long time for it to come back. I allowed myself to wallow in what I deemed a healthy and necessary manner but in reality it was the exact opposite.
I had lost my confidence in what I was capable of doing and had no real burning desire to keep moving forward. Which was a hard pill to swallow. I was doing work here and there but nothing felt like me. 
It was weird. And I was not a fan. 

But little by little I began to gather myself and revel in my badassery. I began to take risks that were not calculated and more true to myself than ever before and it paid of. My magic was working it's way back to me.  Mostly in the form of my tribe, the women I was surrounding myself with. My homegirls, my family and my friends. They were there cheering me on and tagging me when and where appropriate to keep me motivated and sharing my shit whenever they could. That g…