Happy Mon(Daé) 015

A new week means a new chapter and new opportunities for successes and failures. I may be a little exhausted but that never stops me as I run on optimism and caffeine. Fierce the Runway was fabulous last night and I can’t wait to get founder Jaymce Patterson’s entire story. Until then cheers to the…

26 Shades of ColourPop Lippies

Growing up as the only girl I was never that into makeup but the older I got the more my obsession with lip-gloss and lipstick grew. I knew I had a problem when I found this awesome lipstick holder on Amazon and within a few weeks it was full.  Instagram introduced me to ColourPop and…

Maybe it’s Maybelline (Influenster Goodies)

I have no idea what I was doing while other girls were learning makeup but I didn’t get that skill. Instead I think I was playing flag football with my brothers (losing most likely) but enjoying my childhood. It’s only fair though because I can’t be great at everything. But I do enjoy trying it…

& Happy Mon(Daè) 012

Happy Monday and first day of Spring. It’s crazy we had spring in February and winter in March. Winter is definitely not leaving like a lamb. Next month’s shenanigans include me buying my Cedar Point Season Pass and a 90’s Bar Crawl (The 90’s were all that & after last year’s shenanigans my tickets are…

& Crown Skin

You sat in the sun too long.  Taunts from my peers haunted the elementary halls What’s self-esteem? Little ‘ol me wouldn’t have known it break little girls down before they can even know it It seemed like I went through an eternity of teasing before I embraced my skin. “This is it, this is me….

& Vacay Shenanigans

I have no idea who created the stereotype that only retirees go on cruises but I’m okay with that because that’s more adventure for me to enjoy. My first cruise was a three day voyage to Nassau in the Bahamas and it was enough to get me hooked and anchored to Carnival. I haven’t cruised…

& Happy Mon(Daè) 009

It’s Monday again but I’m okay with it because this particular Monday is the Monday before my vacation. Saturday I will be on a plane making my way to Florida to make my way to the Carnival Victory. I’ve cruised with Carnival and it was nothing less than wonderful so I can’t wait to lay…

& Happy Satur(Daè) 

Hola! Hope everyone is having a positive week. I’ve been getting into vacay mode because at the end of the month I’m embarking on a seven day Halloween Carnival Cruise with my bestest friend in the world. In a time when society is so divided it’s important to remember kindness.  & Halloween Goodness | Pittsburgh…

& Fav 5 Lipsticks

Makeup has never been my thing because the little bit of sleep I do get doesn’t need to interfere with my morning routine. I get up at 6:30 and I’m out the door by 6:45. I’ve turned it into a How late can I wake up and still be on time, game. Although I know…

& Happy Mon(Daè) 005

Hola peeps! Super tired but it’s Monday again! Life has been a bit busy instead of being in the Lip Sync Battle, I decided to help out at the door by ensure things ran as smoothly as possible and it was a blast! We had a nice turnout and it was a 90’s explosion! Life…

& Happy Mon(Daè) – 003

Hola! It’s finally starting to feel like spring outside but I’m not going to count my chickens before they hatch because this is Pittsburgh and we get all the seasons in like twenty four hours. This weekend was pretty awesome. I went to an Art Showcase at the August Wilson Center and supported some local…

& 2016 Subscription

If January is a free trial of 2016, I’m already ready to buy the real deal. A lot of awesomeness has happened so far into 2016 and I’m strapped in ready to see where this roller coaster called life happens to take me. Young African American women in the Pittsburgh area don’t get a lot…