Check out the feature my college friend, Terri did on me on her blog! We went to Hampton University together. And if you aren't already following her blog...be sure to check it out! She's a makeup pro and always has great makeup and fashion tips!!
I recently got a sample of this Lancome product when I purchased some new pressed powder from them. I'm always looking for good eye creams because outside of being in my 30s now, I have natural bags under my eyes anyway so eye creams are a must for me. I didn't know what to expect but this product is amazing! Ive only been using it a few days so far and I can already see the results! I wondered what others had to say about it so I checked out some reviews online and it looks like everyone loves this stuff! So I'm going to try to stretch my sample out for awhile but I definitely plan to purchase this once its gone. Of course it is a lil on the pricey side.... a small container is almost $60. But I definitely think its worth it!
This weekend was my Richmond VA Trunk Show! It was so good to come home to VA for this event! Alot of friends from high school came out and I almost sold out of all my bags so thats always a great thing!! Check out a few pics from the event!
Me rocking my new hair cut!! I thought it was time for a change! :)
My friend Monique co-hosted with me
NEXT STOP..... Hampton University Homecoming Bazaar - Oct 21, 2011....10am - 5pm !!
So as yall know, I planned a small 30th birthday shin dig for my hubby with a hip hop 80s theme. I only had 2 weeks and a thousand other things on my plate but I managed to come up with some cute touches for the 80s themed party. I feel like there was more I could have done but time just didn't allow but overall I was happy with the outcome! We had about 25 guests. The menu included chicken wings, mac & cheese, yellow rice, mini egg rolls, meatballs, pulled pork, collard greens, vegetable stir fry, pasta salad, Rotel dip, & chips. Desserts included cake, brownies, sugar cookies, and candy! Check out some of the pics from it!
This is the desert table. I wrapped boxes with black wrapping paper along with black glitter ribbon and created signs for everything using a graffiti font to tie in with the 80s theme!
I got my friend Kendra of Keshajo Bakes to do the cake toppers. I wanted her to do the whole cake but she lives in VA and I live in PA and I didnt have time to go down just to get the cake...so I ordered a plain cake from Sam's Club (who's cakes I LOVE) and she made the edible toppers and mailed them to me. I just placed them on top...and it worked out perfectly!! :)
So as an alternate to an entire candy buffet, I chose to do a candy plate! Its much cheaper and still showcases some of the candy that was popular in the 80s. People still didn't even take it all.
For the food labels, I printed out pics of 80s groups/tv shows and made tents out of them.
Remember those old records I got from thrift store? Well this is what I did with them.
This is the centerpiece I created for the table. I was looking for a real boombox but couldn't find one so I printed a boombox I found on the internet and glued it to a small box to give it a mini boombox effect sitting on top. Then I glued the cassette tapes I got from the thrift store on top!
Not pictured....I rented two tall cocktail tables and also had balloons hanging all around the ceiling. I also had an 80s trivia game I created and a prize for the winner. We played 80s music of course and had School Daze playing on the tv. If time permitted, I would have loved to get a lifesize version of Salt n Pepa or Run DMC. I also looked into renting an old school video game like Pac Man...like what you see in an arcade but they are quite pricey! In addition, I tried to find an Atari to hook up...but no luck on that one either. Surprisingly there aren't many blogs or sites that give good pics and examples to draw inspiration from for a 80s hip hop themed party.
I still remember exactly where I was on 9/11/2001...I was in my car heading to class at VCU listening to the Russ Parr show and they announced what had just happened. It was a day I don't think any American will ever forget. It was also a day that reminded us that we are not exempt from experiencing a strike of that magnitude on our own soil. Today marks the 10 year anniversary of that tragic day in our beloved country and my heart truly goes out to all the people who lost loved ones.
On this day, I pray that the Lord continues to comfort and cover them all with the peace that surpasses all understanding. And I pray that the Lord keeps a hedge of protection around us all as well.
In two weeks, my hubby turns the BIG 3-0...and we just decided to do a little something for his big day. We are having a small get together and of course we needed a theme so he decided on an 80s theme for it.
Since I only have two weeks and don't have much time to pull things together for this shin dig, I have to think fast about how Im going to decorate! I went by the thrift store today and picked up some old vinyl records and cassette tapes...see below:
I'm not quite sure yet how I will incorporate these but they were only $0.50 a piece so once I figure out my plan, I may go back for more. Just got a couple for now to play around with some ideas. Stay tuned!
So I have been wanting to make a dress for quite awhile but I'm kinda scared. I have never done a dress before and I dont know if I should try! LOL ... But knowing me...the bug wont go away until I attempt it. I think I found some material I may like for a dress...its a jersey stretch material and I love the tribal print on it. I have alot of ideas in my head..esp if I can find a print for an accent on the dress....not sure if I'll be able to execute my ideas the way I'd like but we shall see.....
I'm hoping to have time to try to make something with this material and maybe I could end up wearing it somewhere this month if it ends up looking ok...lol... Stay tuned....