Monday, May 28, 2012

Very Simple Vase DIY

So I've been busying myself with a few projects around the house mainly my bedroom, in which I will be showing fun stuff a bit later piece-by-piece.

I thought this vase I had needed to be spruced up a little bit. It was already a beautiful color but here's what I did to give it a bit more pizzazz.

I took a lanyard necklace that I got from Walmart YEARS ago. I always had it in safe-keeping because I loved it when I bought it, but I kind of forgot about it. What better way to put it on display!

I just wrapped it around the neck of the vase, just like I would do a choker, tied it. I also, made a loose knot/loop for an extra added accent and to keep the necklace secure. I'll be adding flowers later. If you don't have a see-through glass, any vase will work just fine. You also won't have to worry about flowers or any other embellishments [such as marbles on the inside] if it's not see-through.

SIMPLE AS THAT! You don't have to be a PRO at DIY's or buy out the store to do all of these fancy projects. Just take a few things you have laying around the house and give them new life. You'll be amazed at how the outcome will be. More coming soon! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

This was such a fun experience! My first official REVIEW and my first time trying this product! I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. So as I've stated in my last video I was so excited to try the goodies I received.

I've heard all the rave about the Salon Effect and have seen them in stores a few times with sparked curiosity. When I received them in the mail, I was so anxious and nervous to try them. Here's a bit of my experience.

I just couldn't wait to have a little fun with these bad boys! Did I mention I LOVE animal print?! I opened the box and it came with detailed instructions, but I still messed up a little bit and that's fine. By the time I got to the last nail I was pretty good at it. And I chose to do a few accent nails just for fun.
I did rip one a little bit trying to remove the design from the strip, but I used a topcoat to hold it in place.

*This was from the first day. I was so excited to get a pic, I didn't wait to clean up the edges of the other nails. That's another plus with having the Sally Hansen Salon Effects, you won't have to worry about clean-up. Please excuse the scar, I cut myself somehow. It happened before I did my nails, so don't worry you will not get attacked by a while beast wearing these*

It's stated to last 10 days, but unfortunately just being 4 days in it didn't. I think it's because my nails really weren't long enough to fold the loose edge under as instructed. Maybe that would've worked. They're still on but just a little chipped here and there from some of the edges folding upward. Most were handled with a clear coat of polish to keep in place. Also, I'm so rough with my manicures, I hardly ever use gloves while doing chores like a diva should, so that needs to change. I used the biggest strips for accent nails for my big toes. They are just fine, no chipping, but you will NOT see a picture of those puppies anytime soon..sorry! lol Maybe next time! Maybe not! ha! But the plus side to my nails being shorter, I'm able to use the strips again and again by cutting them in half first.

I really love the whole concept of a ready-made manicure. If you're in a hurry, not wanting to wait in a salon to get your nails done, or not very creative when it comes to doing your own trendy designs, I'd say it's fun to try. And if you end up buying more than one box and collect them over time, which I'm sure you will, why not create your own looks by mixing and matching? I can't wait to do this myself You can even have a few girl friends over for a manicure party and they can bring any they may have to share or trade. How about placing them in goodie bags? That would be so much fun!

Please check out the info below:

  • No dry time
  • Lasts up to 10 days
  • Removes easily with nail polish remover
  • 40 must-have styles
  • Price: $9.99 at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

Cool huh?! Learn more at

Saturday, May 19, 2012


If you've been paying attention to this blog you may notice things are changing. They will continue to change as I am paving the way for new things! So stay tuned! :)

Thanks so much for your patience and support thus far! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

SoyJoy Review

All of this networking and blogging/vlogging can give you the So I decided to go ahead and try the SoyJoy [Baked Whole Soy and Fruit] Bar. I really like strawberries so I was already assuming this would be a great treat.

I checked the label which says it was Moister and Fruitier. All Natural. Points checked on the package were: Whole Soy. Real Fruit. Low GI. Gluten Free. 0 Trans Fat

As I opened the package, I immediately smelled the fruit, that's a plus. I got a good whiff of the bar and noticed it didn't have a funny smell as some of the 'good-for-you' bars have, so that's another plus. But it seemed to be way smaller than what I expected based on the size of the wrapper.

So I bit into it and though it says it's moister and fruitier, it doesn't seem quite that moist to me. Then I notice I was tasting some other things, so I check the label, it also has coconut, dried pineapple, milk chocolate chips, and other ingredients. What stood out to me the most was the coconut. I'm fond of coconut, I just wasn't expecting it. Even though it does state on the front of the package: Natural Flavor with other natural flavors, the other flavors caught me a bit off guard. I think for someone like me who may not check the back of the packaging right away, some of the other flavors should be mentioned..but then it would make you wonder why it's STRAWBERRY if other flavors are involved.

All in all I think it's a great concept. It would go awesome with a smoothie and be a healthier on-the-go snack to satisfy your sweet tooth instead of those candy bars.

For more info on the SOY JOY BAR, Please check out the following:

-All natural and gluten free
-Made with real fruit and ground whole soybeans
-130 - 140 calories, 2 - 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein
-Completely free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and chemical additives
-Made with non-GMO soybeans
-Available in 7 great flavors: Apple Walnut, Banana, Berry, Blueberry, Mango Coconut, Pineapple, and Strawberry

*Where to Buy online:,,

*Major stores: A&P, Albertsons, BiLo, Duane Reade, Giant Eagle, Giant Landover, Hannaford, HyVee, Kmart, Kroger, Sprout's, Publix, Safeway, Stop n Shop, SuperValu, ShopRite, Winn Dixie

*Suggested retail price: $0.99 - $1.29

Thanks for stopping by!

[vid] YAY! I got my INFLUENSTER Spring Beauty VoxBox today!

When I found out about INFLUENSTER, I was so excited to know something like this existed. I think it's so awesome that you can be rookie, like myself, or a pro at doing reviews/vlogging/blogging to have an opportunity to get picked. This is a great start for me and I hope to be working with INFLUENSTER for a long time. If you have any hesitations, please don't. I was so nervous at first but decided to take the plunge, what do you have to lose?! All of those nerves will instantly go away once you receive your VOXBOX! :)

I was so happy to reveal the contents of this INFLUENSTER Spring Beauty VoxBox and I will be doing official reviews on EACH product VERY SOON. Please check the vid for the details. But before you do that I need to let you know these products were complimentary for testing purposes.

The items I will be reviewing (as shown in the vid):

  • Sally Hansen - Salon Effects [pink zebra glitter polish strips]
  • Dr. Scholl's For Her - Ball of Foot Cushions [inserts for hi-heeled shoes or wedges to help prevent pain]
  • Aveeno Active Naturals - Daily Moisturizing Body Wash [Nourishing Oatmeal ingredient]
  • SoyJoy - Whole Soy and Fruit bar [mmmm STRAWBERRY]
  • Chapstick - Lip Shield 365 [skin protectant and sunscreen 50+]
  • Sheer Cover - Duo Concealer [Dark/Deep]
  • Bath and Bodyworks - Fine Fragrance Mist [Japanese Cherry Blossom]

Please NOTE: The order I will be reviewing each product will be random, but I will post vids as well as individual blogs for each one. Also, if you'd like to participate, please go to the following website: It is completely free to sign up, just follow the steps on the site. If you are qualified to receive a VoxBox you be notified ahead of time. Have fun!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Right now I'm taking a CHILL PILL, but a while back I stumbled across a link online. This is good stuff to consider. Very straight to the point. I just have the signs here:

1. He will be Kind to You
2. He will want to Help You
3. He will be Protective of You
4. He will Give of Himself and his Resources
5. He will Favor you & Prioritize You
6. He will not seek a Relationship with you Prematurely
7. He will be a Man of Integrity
8. He will take the time to Get to Know
9. He will be Open & Honest with You

time to Get to Know You

To read in-depth, please go to the link: 9 SIGNS OF MR. RIGHT

[vid] 5-15-12 Flat-ironed [natural] hair look. And MAKEUP :)

Making WAVES! I thought this would be a fabulous look for a ladies night out or a special night with your hunny! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Why is it so hard for me to stay on track with losing weight? I'm good one minute then I lose momentum. I try to stay encouraged but it's SO HARD when I'm having a conflict with the mirror. I know nobody's perfect, but the perfectionist in me is making it more difficult. I just need a break so I can re-up my plan. I will not let this defeat me. The rest of this weight MUST come off. Not just to look CUTE but to be HEALTHY first of all.

To be continued...