Product Review: Clean and Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub

Ahhh, I still remember the first time I used Clean and Clear back in my tween days... Back then they didn't have the fancy scrubs with micro beads in them, (kids have it so good now). I bought this product two days ago, and I'm already obsessed! I use it daily in the shower to exfoliate my face, under some nice warm water. A tip for y'all: exfoliating treatments and face scrubs work wonders in a warm shower as your pores tend to open up leading to better, more noticeable results. The scrub leaves a tingling effect once you dry your face, and believe me when I say it feels so refreshing. It's also very affordable too; you can find it at your local drugstore for under $6.00. This product, especially at that great price, is a must have!

Nothing Says Summer Like Pink & White

If you were to catch me on any given summer afternoon, this is what you can expect. All it takes is a bright top for pop, some white skinnies for contrast, and a classic statement necklace for an added burst of color and style. Finish up with some open-toed wedges to give yourself the perfect summer look for any girl on-the-go!

The Perks of Drinking Cherry Juice

Lately, I’ve been focusing in improving my diet by eating new, healthier foods that I wouldn’t normally eat. I decided to do some research on one fruit in particular… Cherries. I am absolutely obsessed with cherries, but I had never tried drinking cherry juice. I had no idea that there were so many perks to drinking cherry juice; I was awestruck. I headed to my local grocery store (Whole Foods) to grab a jar of “Just Tart Cherry Juice” to try these benefits out for myself. Now, let me advise y'all that while drinking it warm is definitely not my cup of tea, putting some ice in it definitely improves the taste. The tart yet sweet natural flavoring adds a little kick to get you going. I’ve been drinking cherry juice for about two months now, and I have already noticed some changes to my health!

Here a 5 benefits to drinking cherry juice:

1. It helps boosts your immune system.
2. It is LOADED with antioxidants
3. Helps you get a better night's sleep due to its melatonin  content
4. Great anti-aging benefits
5. Helps with weight loss too! 

Start the Summer With a Fresh Face!

Yes, the HOT weather is back yet again! Why not pamper yourself on these hot days with a refreshing facial mask? I love using Freeman Beauty Masks as my brand of choice. I am left breathless after a treatment by just how refreshed and rejuvenated my skin looks and feels. I present you with three of my favorite masks that I will be using all throughout this summer season. I picked three because each one represents a different skin type, letting me switch things up depending on how my skin feels on a particular day.Enjoy!!!

Value is $3.99 each

Dead Sea Minerals Facial Anti-Stress Mask
Unwind from the grid by treating your skin to a much needed respite with this nutrient rich mask. Dead Sea Minerals and sea salts replenish and balance moisture while purging clogged pores. Lavender and Bergamot help achieve an aroma-therapeutic bliss to rinse away stress for smooth and radiant skin. Perfect for all skin types.


Feeling Beautiful Mint & Lemon Facial Clay Mask
This lemony cool clay mask delivers relief from inflammation caused by breakouts. Clays absorb oils to minimize shine and large pores. Mint and Lemon cool and refresh. Perfect for breakout prone and oily skin.


Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel-Off Mask
Immerse skin with super nutrients found only in nature! This Pomegranate-infused mask gently purges dirt and excess oils from skin for a cleaner, refined surface. An 8-antioxidant blend of Acai, Goji, Mango, Mangosteen, Cranberry, Noni, and Blueberry guard against free radicals and environmental stress. Get gorgeous as you reveal fresher skin. Perfect for all skin types.

Descriptions courtesy of Freeman Beauty Mask

Beauty Tip Tuesday: How to Fix Dried-Out Gel Eyeliner

Have a crummy looking pot of gel eyeliner? Don't throw it away, just fix it! Your probably wondering, how could you possibly fix that dried out, old product? Well, here's a simple trick that I like to use to give my old liners new life. All you need to do is pop it in the microwave for around 10 to 15 seconds; the heat will melt the gel eyeliner, and leave it looking as new as the day you bought it. After having used this trick multiple times, I haven't wasted another pot of liner in forever! My favorite gel eyeliner is by Maybelline, and it is definitely not a product I want to see go to waste. I hope this trick helps some of you ladies out there really get your money's worth out of any gel eyeliner you buy from now on! . 

Manicure Monday: Hang-Ten Toes

Happy Monday Everyone! This weeks polish is summer's favorite pink. This vibrantly hot pink polish is by China Glaze. The name of the polish is called "Hang-Ten Toes." It's the perfect pink color for summer and I'm probably going to wear it a lot. I'm overjoyed I have this polish in my collection!

Sweet Scents of Serenity

I stopped by the MAC store after work one day last week just to browse around for any new products. As I started to leave MAC, my nose was suddenly bombarded by the most intoxicating smell I had ever experienced... This scent caught my attention immediately, and I found myself instinctively making a beeline straight towards the source. I found myself standing before the birthplace of this wonderful aroma: a store known as The Body Shop. This store specializes in organic and natural products, shying away from big-name brands in favor of more unique stock from small, independent vendors. A great deal of their sales support small companies and communities all over the world. This place is way different than Bath & Body Works, and trust me when I tell you that I'm a huge B&BW fan. The Body Shop gives you a great vibe as soon as you walk in, especially due to the very pure, delicious scents emanating from their products.

So, I enter the door, only to be greeted by a very nice employee approached me asking if I was looking for anything in particular... Yes I was! The first thing that came out of my mouth was, "what is that smell coming from?" She knew exactly what I was talking about, and took me to the corner of the store where she introduced me to two small bottles. The scent that had so overtaken me was a blend of two oils. She said to add a couple of drops of each on a candle oil burner, with the resulting concoction creating that same amazing smell. She handed over a bottle named "Satsuma;" it had more of a clean laundry smell with juts a hint of citrus. Then she gave me a second bottle, which was called "Strawberry;" as the name suggests, it smelled like... Well, strawberries (and I mean FRESH PICKED)!

Each bottle was worth $10.00, but they were on sale!!!

The combination of these scents (so delicious individually), created a perfect partnership. A sweet scent of serenity come true. This scent seemed to so perfectly exemplify summer. Give it one smell for yourself, and be taken away on a private summer getaway on the beaches of your imagination!

Off to Target I GO!

As many of you may know, I am a HUGE fan of Target. They are almost the PERFECT store, with their balance of stylish, quality products with affordability. Because of that, it's easy for any fashionista to get carried away with so many cute items at bargain prices! Yesterday my boyfriend and I stopped by our local store, where I was able to pick out a few cute items.

I snagged up a couple of pairs of  shoes, both Mossimo brand. One pair were gorgeous turquoise heels that I knew would fit in perfectly with many of my brighter, summer styles. The other pair were a deep blue set of wedges, that seemed to be calling out for me! I instantly found myself coming up with outfits that the blue wedges would spice up, so I knew I could not leave that store without them.

 I also found a stunning dark fuchsia nail polish. The brand of it is by Revlon and the name of it is called Vintage. It was a no-brainer purchase as far as I was concerned, since it was clearanced for less than $2.00!

 I also purchased three pairs of earrings. Target had a sale going on "Buy 3 for $15." I picked two blue hues and one nude toned pair as well. Remember dangly earrings are in this season. The colors I chose reminds me of the beach.

Other than that, I just picked up a few what-nots, and we headed back home. That's the wonderful thing about Target... A fashionista can go big in the style game, and pick up a few other goodies along the way!

Bold Patterns

Bold patterns are soooo hot this season, but why not... They're a CLASSIC fashion staple!  The bold patterned trend never seems to fade, and has been around in one capacity or another for years.  This season, add some unique cutoffs for an extra BAM to your bold outfit.  Make sure that when wearing a bold patterned outfit you minimize your accessories. The pattern is great, and so are accessories, but too much pizazz is not the friend you might think it is! Bright colors, especially vibrant blues, hot reds, or bright purples can really make a unique, embellished pattern stand out even more. I personally went with the purple backdrop for my patterned dress, but don't think you have to necessarily do the same. Create your own unique combo, and just be you. If you like red, sport some sassy cherry-red with a bold pattern on top. Remember, keep any jewelry and accessories simple and classy; the pattern is the focus, so don't take away from it. Now, go out there and light up any room with your patterned look, and make a statement that will have you heard without words!

Summery Nailpolish Cheapies

This past weekend my girlfriends and I went out  for a dinner date to catch up after having not seeing each other for quite some time. After dinner we stopped by at Walgreens because one of my besties wanted to run in to grab something. The first spot we stopped at was the, obviously, beauty aisle, lol! We were looking at nail polishes when my bestie said, "I just can't see myself spending a ton of money on just one nail polish." I agreed, as I'm sure many other fashionistas out there also do. Every once in a while you will catch me spending $12 or so on a bottle of nail polish, but majority of the time I usually prefer to spend less than $6 on them. I look at it this way: I can save my money and put it towards bigger pieces like a premium perfume, the perfect purse, or a stunning shoe. When it comes to nail polish, I'm really not much of a brand nut; I actually look at the color of the polish itself more than any other factor. 

This week the Sinful Professionals nail polishes are on sale for ONE DOLLAR, that's right ONE DOLLAR, only at Walgreens. They're normally $1.99 (normally a pretty good deal in itself), but not this week! So, hurry up and grab yourself a handful of polishes before they disappear!!! The colors that I chose were some that I don't really have in my collection of polishes, but why not try some out when you're only dropping ONE DOLLAR on each? I tried to pick out colors that I know are in for the late spring and early summer seasons.

When we were ready to check out, we were looking at the each others picks of polishes. My friend and I noticed we had chosen the same color, "Island Coral." That particular color was actually my number one choice. Now remember one important rule of being a top-notch fashionista: a chic girl is a girl who knows how to bargain shop!