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Product Review: Monogram Shirt/ Key Chain! πŸ’œ

I want to thank Kayla for sending me these products to do a review on ! If you ever need a monogrammed shirt or key chain go on her Etsy page! I’ll put the link here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/kkvinyl

You can check out her Etsy page for more! She also does ornaments (which is good because it’s Christmas time) and can coolies for your drinks! All for a reasonable price! She ships within 1-2 weeks which isn’t so bad! This is my shirt and key chain I received! The key chain also had a bow on it but it came off πŸ˜”! I love the colors and she also has so many to choose from! I’m telling you it’s worth it to buy this shirt and key chain from her because it’s a really good price! Plus I know girls from sororities love these type of shirts so if you’re in one, go buy one! Lol. She will also send you instructions on how to wash your shirt so you will not mess it up! 

I want to thank Kayla again for sending me this shirt and key chain! I also received your note and it’s super sweet! 

Leave a comment below telling me if you like monogrammed shirts! I hope you enjoyed this post. 

Hair Hope Growth Oil

I partnered up with Hair Hope Growth Oil to do a review on their hair oil!  hair-hope-growth-oilWhen I first received the Hair Hope Growth Oil i was so excited! This oil helps with the thickness of your hair, softness, and the growth of course! Lol. I use this oil like crazy now!(If you look on the right at the bottle you can tell, haha). I deal with having dry hair and a bad scalp so this oil helped me with that. You can even do a hot oil treatment with this oil! It’s also a heat protectant too. The oil is made out of natural products such as castor oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil! The consistency is great. It smells so good! I wish she make candles or something out of it, lol. This oil can be used for all hair types. The oil comes in 4oz bottles and the prices range from about 15.99-16.99. Not a bad price at all for the oil! If you want to purchase the oil click the link down below!


I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you purchase the oil! I promise it’s so worth it.


Bask &Co. Review! β˜ΊοΈ

I decided to partner up with Bask & Co to do a review on their products! Bask & Co. is a soap company that makes everything handmade! Everything is vegan friendly and is also safe for the environment! Pretty cool right? The company let me pick out of three soaps and I decided to choose the Havana soap! The Havana soap to me smells super strong and has like a strong musk scent ! It smells super good and leaves your body smelling like the soap all day! But the only thing I dislike about the soap is that it didn’t last long at all! It’s like it melted or dissolved fast. That’s the only problem, but other than that it’s a good soap. The essentials of this soap are: Oils of coconut, shea butter, olive, water, and fragrance oil. I also received the Havana Calming Milk Bath and guys this stuff is freaking amazing! It’s like the smell of the soap and it hydrates your skin and leaves it very smooth. The essentials for this are: Vegan organic powdered milks, fragrance oil,natural additives! baskThis is the packaging! It comes in a cute brown box (not pictured) with your products! I love how they even included a soap crate or dispenser  (whatever you want to call it, lol). I just love how everything is natural and it doesn’t have any harsh chemicals!

I want to thank Bask & Co for sending me these products to review! You’re super kind! The company was even nice enough to send me a coupon code for you guys! If you look forward to purchasing some products use the coupon code: LOVEBASK . It always good to save money!

Website to purchase products:http://baskandco.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baskandcompany/

Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/baskandcompany/



Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQda6ZhzaFRaqdiQ67_jLUg

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! All opinions are my own! Leave a comment down below letting me know if you love vegan products are not!

OURS. by Blackjoy Subscription Box πŸ’œ

I recently collaborated up with OURS. by Blackjoy to do a review on their subscription box. This subscription box contains hair, skin, health, and beauty products. But what I love most is that these items are from black owned businesses and companies! Super cool right?! I was sent the October box and it came with so many goodies that you can use everyday! This is one of the best black owned subscription boxes I have honestly seen so far and i’m loving the products!

black-8This is what the box looks like when you first get it! It’s durable and not cheap material either!

blaxk-1 When you open the box the products are all wrapped in tissue paper and it comes with a card describing the goodies you received. Loving this packaging!

  1. Herb N’ Eden Lavender & Rosemary Soap: Above on the right, I got a bar of soap! This soap smells so amazing. Soon as I opened the box that’s all I could smell! I can tell right off the bat that it will be soothing. This soap can also help with your mental activity, blood circulation, pain, and your respiratory problems. It’s safe to use on your face also because it treats acne!
  2. Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Shampoo and Enhancing Smoothie: If you have read my hauls or my haircare routine post you know that i’m a sucker for anything by Shea Moisture! I recently used the shampoo and it left my hair smelling great and amazing! I know my girls out there with natural curly hair love these products, lol. The enhancing smoothie is my favorite by them! This product keeps my hair in place all day and it smells like something tropical! You don’t even really need much because a little goes a long ways.
  3. KUVIT Beauty Girl Bye Eye Shadow:When I first looked at this eye shadow I was just so amazed! I love makeup and i’m so happy this came in the box! It’s a bronze color and it’s so pigmented! You can wear this eye shadow to the club or even at work lol!
  4. Ushindi22 Earrings: These earrings are so beautiful to me! They remind me of African culture if that makes sense, lol. I feel like you can style these with any type of style! Especially with like a casual outfit! I can’t wait to wear these soon!
  5. Honey Pot Feminine Wash: Ladies, now you know we have to stay super fresh in the private area and i’m so happy this product came in the box. I’ve been using Summer’s Eve Feminine Wash and I can’t wait to try the Honey Pot one! Honey Pot is plant based and it also helps with your PH balance. It prevents you from infections such as yeast or bacteria! Super good for your private part!
  6. Shea Moisture Strengthen and and Grow Sample Pack: I have the full size of deep conditioner and I love it so much! I honestly cannot wait to use the shampoo and leave in conditioner. I know it will make my hair feel super soft!

I hope you enjoyed my review on the OURS. by Blackjoy subscription box! I want to thank the company for collaborating with me! All opinions are my own.

If you want to purchase a subscription box from OURS. by Blackjoy click the link down below! If you want to know more about what the company is about it is also on their website! If you sign up today, you can get 15% off your purchase!



I hope you enjoyed reading my review! Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this post or if you look forward to getting a box.

#ItsOurs #OursByBlackJoy

My Sister Does My Makeup Ft. Glow By Melodye πŸ˜„πŸ’„

So last weekend my sister got super bored and kept begging me to do my makeup! At first I didn’t want to because I was sick but I gave in and let her do it! But I recenlty collaborated with Meylode to review for one of her glosses! When my sister was doing my makeup we loved how the color came out. We wanted a little darker tone so we added a touch of brown to it too, but the color I used is called Pefect Pout! The consistency is very great. My favorite thing overall about the lipgloss is that it leaves a menthol cooling sensation! It smells and tastes like peppermint! haha. You get what I mean? The packaging is also super cute! glow-2This is how the packaging looks! It’s super freaking cute! She has many other colors.They’re really diffrent and unique! The prices of the glosses range to about $10.99-13.99! It’s worth the price! I promise!

glow-1This is my finsih makeup look my sister did! I think she did pretty good! What do you think? Leave a comment below!!! Im also going to leave her social media sites below and where you can purchase her glosses! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlowByMelodye/?fref=ts


All opinions are my own!

Let me know if you’ll purchase one! πŸ™‚

Pamper/Relaxtion Routine πŸ’…πŸΎ

I’ve been super busy these past two weeks and I’m gonna try to start back doing two blog post a week! I’ve been wanting to do a Pamper/Relaxtion routine for awhile now so now that I have time on my hands, why not? I’m gonna show you what products I use below:

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1.)Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream: Y’all this stuff smells AMAZING! It smells like sweet candy! Everytime I smell it I want to eat it, haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹. When I get out the shower or when I get out the tub I will apply this on. I don’t use it every night only when I’m pampering or having a relaxing bubble bath.

2.)Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub: This is the best 15 dollars I ever spent on a hygiene product! It smells exactly like the body buttercream (of course πŸ˜‚). I only use this when I shower but I do not recommend using this everyday or putting this on your face. Especially if you have sensitive skin.But other than that it makes your skin feel very smooth! It feels like you have a whole new body! This is one of the best body scrubs I ever purchased besides the Frank Body Scrub. The Frank Body Scrub is also good but it gets super messy. The Soap and Glory one does not at all! Trust me, this body scrub is worth the money.

3.) Soap and Glory Heel Genius Footcream: I suffer from having dry cracked heels. They were so bad, I had to start going to the nail salon to get my feet done. I was paying like 30 dollars just to get them done and that’s ridiculous, so I heard so much about this stuff and decided to give it a try! I try to use it aleast everyday or 3 times a week and when I started doing that my feet started looking different! It makes my feet feel smooth and super soft! It smells good and a little minty to me! It’s pricy but a little bit of this stuff goes a long way! I wanted to put this in my pamper routine because when I use the other products above in the picture I always I apply this on. If you deal with having dry cracked feet use this! I promise it does wonders, lol.

4.)Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Lotion: I love this lotion! The body wash is also great too! I ran out of it awhile ago, but this lotion does some wonders. It reminds me of menthol because of that cool sensation. It smells super good and after you get out the shower or bath tub and rub this all over your body, you feel so much better!

5.)PC Bath Bomb: I recently went to a local soap place and got a couple of bath bombs! They were on sale so I got them! (Well I bought one and my cousin bought the other two so thanks to her lmao!) but anyways I used one and it smelled so good and it made my skin feel soft! They’re the Milk and Honey kind! The best thing about the soap place is that everything is handmade! Yes, I said HANDMADE! This store has lotions, body wash, bath bombs, soaps, and etc! I’m gonna be honest some things are reasonable and somethings just aren’t. That’s my opinion but everything is good quality! I think you can order from her but I’m gonna leave the link here! Bath bombs are good for when you just wanna relax for when you’re in the tub!  http://www.passsoap.com/ Please go look at the site! I promiseall of her soaps and bath bombs literally smell amazing.

6.) Malin + Goetz Clairfying Face Mask: I really love this face mask! At the time I was getting sent BirchBoxes, I had got this in one of the boxes and I just love it! I actually had a sample of the moisturizer and face wash and they were pretty good! But of course I used them all up so all I have left is this face mask which does wonders! When I get out the shower or tub after pampering I would apply this on my face. I leave on for about 15 mins. I would watch a makeup tutorial or read a magazine just to waste time. Then I will wash it off and it leaves my face feeling amazing! I’m not gonna lie it’s expensive for the full price but I would try a drugstore brand. They probably will work exactly the same. But yeah, this particular mask also helped my acne!

Tips for relaxing/pampering:

1.) When im in the tub, I like to take bubble baths during pampering. So if you have body wash, pour a little in your running water and then you should be set. It saves you from buying bubble bath, haha.

2.) While im in the tub relaxing, I love to listen to music! If you have spotify, make a playlist of your favorite music to play while relaxing! or I will just get my iPad and prop it up on something and I would watch makeup tutorials! ( Don’t judge me, lol)

3.) If you want your skin to be super smooth, use baby oil to put in your bath water. I haven’t did this in awhile but I promise it works!

4.) If you want everything to be super realxing, if you have candles I would put them in the bathroom. Then turn the lights off then just play some soothing music! ( I recommend the candles from walmart! They last a good bit and you save alot of money).

Well those are just some extra tips for when you just wanna pamper yourself while in the tub or I guess you can do some these while showering! I hope this helped out! Leave some comments below of what you like to do when pampering! πŸ™‚

Things Iv’e Been Loving

I did a little shopping these past few months and here are some products and other items that I lovedBlog 1

1.)Bonita Impression of Ari by Ariana Grande ( Can be purchased at some stores, Ebay) $3.99; This perfume smells exactly like the Ariana Grande perfume! My cousin had it and I was just like I have to have this because it’s way cheaper and I don’t wanna pay a ton for the Ariana Grande perfume. I tried to find this perfume at my local Factory Connection and they sold out fast so when I went to Florida last week I found it and had to purchase it! It smells like something sugary mixed with lavendar to me! I love it and it lasts on you all day! I promise it’s worth the money.

2.) Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In-Conditioner ( can be purchased at local drugstores, Walmart, local beauty stores) $5.99; This product is literally AMAZING. This product helps moisturizes my hair and makes it super soft! Ever since I started wearing my real hair i’ve been using this! I love the consistency of it. It smells good and it’s a little thick but it gets the job done! I recommend this product to anyone with relaxed hair.

3.)She Concealar ( I got this product at a beauty supply store in Florida) $2.49; I needed some new concealar so I just picked this up from the beauty supply store because it was cheap and wanted to try it.It’s great for the price, but I would recommend getting the L.A. Girl Concelar instead. It gets the job done though.

4.) Magazines!!!(Seventeen, Disfunkshion, and Jones) (Can be purchased at Barnes and Nobles, Walmart) One thing people don’t know about me is that I love to read magazines! Especially Seventeen magazines! I have so many of them I can start a collection, Lol. I have to buy one every month, lol. I have since 9th grade! I know…crazy right? haha. But I was in Barnes and Nobles and I discovered the magazines Jones and Disfunkshion. I love the fashion and the diffrent themes! So I had to just get them!

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5.) Shea Mositure Hair Masque ( can be purchased Β at the Dollar General, Walmart, and beauty stores) Sorry guys, but I forgot how much this product cost butΒ I know the big jar of it is about $11. Someone recommeded me to use this and I love it! After I get done shampooing and conditoning my hair I apply this to my for a hour then rinse it out with cold water! It’s thick so you don’t need much to put in your hair. It smells good and its for people with that colored their hair and people with relaxed hair! Β It helps repair damage! I deal with having dry hair and dandruff. It also helps with that. I really give this product 5 stars.

6.) Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer ( Can be purchased at Walmart or any drug store) $12.74; My friend gave me this and I have to say I love it! It smells like oranges! I apply this every night after washing my face.

7.)Face and Body Treatment System ( I purchased it at a local shop while in Florida) $7.99; So when I spotted this while shopping I had to grab it! Iv’e been trying to find a face brush for awhile for a reasonable price so I purchased it! It works really well! I feel like it gets all the dirt and oil off of my face. Iv’e been using it everday and I love it! You can also use this as a nail buffer, rolling massage, a sponge for if you have senstive skin, and a pumince stone! It doesn’t come with batteries but it’s worth a money! Better than buying a Clairsonic in my opinion.

8.) Organix Shampoo and Conditioner Eucalyptus mint ( can be purchased at Walmart or drug stores) $6.99; Iv’e been using their shampoos and conditoners for about a year! A little pricey but I love it! This particular shampoo helps with my scalp because I deal with bad dandruff and having a bad scalp! In the shampoo and conditner it has tea tree oil and cooling mint to help the scalp! It works and you can feel it! Its sooooo soothing. Especially, when you rinse the conditiner out with cold water. Worth the money in my opinion.

9.) Biore Baking Soda Face Wash ( can be purchased at any drugstore or Walmart) $5.99; I did a mini haul on this product but im just so in love this face wash. This helps with my skin alot! It also leaves a cooling sensation on my face and It also smells really good. I recommend this product to anyone.

Thats it for now! Leave any comment below if you want!

Florida Trip πŸ˜β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄

I feel like I haven’t posted in forever even though I did one blog post last week, lol. Well I went to Penscola, Florida with my cousins a couple of days ago and I had a blast!!! It was a much needed vacation. Here are some pictures below πŸ˜„

When I first got to the hotel, lol. I felt like taking a picture. I also got this dress from Charlotte Russe last year. I really love the colors and the patterns. 😌

I went to Sam’s Fun City! I highly recommend going here! I went go kart riding and I rode on a couple of rides! It was pretty fun! If you’re wondering where I got my shirt from, I got it from a company on Etsy.com (I’ll have to find the name of the company). It’s just a shirt with my initials on it and I’m wearing black shorts from Torrid with some Chacos. 

Got my nails done that day I went to Sam’s Fun City. Of course I had to get purple! It’s my favorite color if you didn’t know πŸ˜‰. I’m wearing the Orignal Lokai bracelet! You can get it online or at a local boutique or store. 😊

One of my favorite pictures on the trip! I was in the pool and I was trying to get one of those cute splashing pictures πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Last picture but I was at Red Lobster this night! It was my first time eating there and I have to say it was a crazy night also but I’m not gonna say why πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚. But if you ever go to eat here get there cheesecake for desert!!!!! It’s honestly so good! In the picture I’m wearing this shirt from Torrid that my friend got me! (Thanks Savannah, if you’re reading this 😘) and I got this skirt from Factory connection for $4! It was on sale so I had to just get it! Lol. I’m wearing my big hoops from Forever 21 and I’m wearing a Lokai bracelet. 

Well that’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed the blog. 

How My Day Went/ Mini Makeup Look



A couple of days ago I wanted to get out and have myself some ‘Me’ time. I decided, why not get all cute and do my makeup?! I did just that! After that I finished getting dressed and doing my makeup, I left out and went into the city. I went to my favorite store, Ulta, to purchase some setting spray. Then I went down to Barnes and Nobles to look at books and magazines. After looking around, I decided to purchase myself a fashion/makeup magazine. Doing that, they have a Starbucks in Barnes and Nobles so I bought a Caramel Frappe ( It was so good! you should give it a try). I sat down for awhile just to look on my phone and read through my magazine. I had a pretty good day after that. Down below, I’m going to give a little mini makeup look and what products I used. I’m not the best a makeup, but I actually like how it came out!


My makeup look!!! I wanted to do a really natural look and I love the way it came out! Down below are the products I used.

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  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer $16.00 ( can be purchased at Ulta or Smashbox.com) This stuff is so amazing! It helps keep my makeup on all day! It’s very lightweight also! The only thing I hate about it, is the price! but other than that is great.
  2. Β BareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation $28.50 ( can be purchased at Ulta) This stuff is so AMAZING. Sometimes I use just use the powder on my face or I put my liquid foundation on first, then set it. Either way, it works well for me! I got that matte kind because I deal with having a oily face. If you deal with the same thing I would purchase it. It’s worth the money!
  3. Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder $4.99 ( Can be purchased at Walmart or any drug store) To be honest, there is nothing special about this, lol. I just use it to bake.
  4. Too Faced Natural Eyes $36.00 ( can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, or online at Toofaced.com) I’m obsessed with Too Faced products! I splurge on most of their things! If I ever get rich, I’m buying everything from them, lol. But anyways, if I ever go for a natural makeup look I use this palette. It’s mostly brown and light brown colors. It’s very pigmented and it lasts all day.
  5. Too Faced Better Than Sex $23.00 ( Can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, or Toofaced.com) This mascara is the BOMB ( do people still say that? LMBO). This mascara makes it looks like I’m wearing fake eyelashes. You can’t tell in the picture, but I promise i’m not lying! I hate wearing fake eyelashes so I use this mascara or my They’re Real mascara by Benefit.
  6. Maybelline Foundation: Dream Liquid Mousse $7.99 ( Can be purchased at Walmart any drugstore) I purchased this foundation a couple of days ago and it was my first time wearing in the picture above and I have to say I love it! It’s very light weight, makes your face feel very smooth, and it has great coverage.
  7. Nyx Lingerie $6.99 ( Can be purchased at Ulta) This color is called Beauty Mark!I was at my friend’s house playing with her lipsticks and I fell in love with this color! I was just like I have to have it! But every time I would go to Ulta they would never have any of the Lingerie lipsticks. Then one day I finally got the color I wanted! It a cream consistency and it’s a matte! I love it and it stays on all day. But i recommend you putting on a chapstick first then applying it! but other than that its a good liquid lipstick.


Well, here’s another picture! I hope you enjoyed this blog! leave a comment below telling me how you like it! πŸ™‚


WCW: Article 1: Savannah Sears Icon Photography

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This is my good friend, Savannah Sears. She’s a 19 year old entrepreneur photographer located in the coastal region. She started her business , Icon Photography, at the very young age of 15. Because she is so successful,  talented, and creative I decided I wanted to interview her. Below you’ll find out what motivated her and how she started and more πŸ™‚

T:What inspired you to do photography?

S: I remember when my sister, Kayla, started doing photography when I was younger. When I saw her work, it inspired me to begin my photography career.

T:How did you get started?

S: I went to a local christian rock band show at the Shed and I brought my camera with me. I didn’t consider myself a photographer at the time but when I got home and posted the photos on Facebook, the lead singer of the band told me I should make a business out of it.

T: How long have you been doing photography?

S: Almost 6 years.

T: Do you think you would do photography forever?

S: Yes, 100%!

T: What photos are you most confident about?

S: There are two shows that I went to, Queensryche and WeirdAl Yankovic, both at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, Ms. Not only did I enjoy photographing them, but I also enjoyed the reactions of the crowd and their performances.

T: When you first started out being a photographer, people didn’t take you seriously, why?

S:Because no one considers photography or any type of art form as a real career.

T: If you have a chance to have a photo session with any famous person, who would it be?

S: Demi Lovato because she’s freaking fabulous, gorgeous, and inspirational.

Here are a few examples of her work down below! You can check out more through her social media below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICONPhotosMS/


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