Apr 15, 2015

Without a Title

Hey there beautiful girls! I don't think words would be able to accurately describe or communicate to each of you how grateful I am for your love and support throughout all these years! Sometimes it is crazy to believe that I originally started YouTube in 2011 and purchased the domain for my blog later that year. 

And yeah...this post doesn't have a title because my mind is floating somewhere in outer space right now! Anyways, for those of you that dont follow me on Instagram or Twitter (@itserikawyatt), I feel that there is some catchin' up that is necessary! My work travel schedule is about to become really crazy starting in two weeks so I couldn't image waiting any longer to get you guys up to speed! Prepare yourself for a photo overload...

Apologies in advance for the spaces...that is what happens when you try to size photos to upload to Instagram and end up using them on your blog! Most of the time I prefer using them since I enjoy how they were edited. I am going to try and start keeping both photos now so that it wont be as much blank space! 

I picked up this nail polish when I was in Arizona for work and couldn't wait to try it! It reminds me so much of spring and goes very with my skin tone. The polish is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kashmir Valley. Also, a quick OOTD during a recent trip to Northpark Center (one of my favorite malls in Dallas). 

My stylist, Lacee, is freaking incredible! I didn't think the health of my hair could get any better than where it was...but I was wrong. I recently had my very first steam treatment and I loved the results. My hair was even more shiny than it normally is! 

My normal grocery store run on Saturday mornings to pick up ingredients for our green juice! We normally have to buy ingredients twice a week! I am also picture wearing my Target sneakers that I actually find more comfortable than my Steve Madden ones that I have in the exact same print.

Love wearing Ruby Woo from MAC! Its such a classic! Another favorite lipstick of mine from MAC is Flat Out Fabulous! The majority of the time I am wearing a pink lipstick...its that one.

A sweet gift from my coworker who found out the day before bring me these bottles of wine that I love drinking Moscato because its the one wine that doesn't give me an instant sinus infection! I have yet to try them because of the extreme changes in weather...I dont want to mess with my allergies or sinuses.

When you want a long-wearing, bright colored lipstick...Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 from Sephora is the answer! I first wore this lip color to the Beyonce concert when my sister was in town last summer, so each time I wear it now...it brings back those memories. When this blog post is published, it will be during the Sephora VIB sale if you want to purchase this lip product for 15% off.

Working out 6 days per week has become such a regular part of my routine now that I can't imagine it any other way! People ask how I stay motivated or how I can set an alarm at 4:50 am...and the answer is, I just do. Its part of my life! It may change in frequency when we have kids but for now..it works out very well.

Some of my favorite iPhone photography apps that I recently shared on Instagram!

Texas bluebonnets are back! I took this photo on a gloomy day, yet it still came out perfect! 

By the way, I did not forget about #AskErika! Between keeping up with all of you on Twitter and Instagram, along with my work + personal life...I haven't gotten around to it although I gathered the questions together when I first published the blog post. I was playing around with the idea of answering the questions by posting a video on my old 'vlog' channel but I hadn't decided yet! Once I make a decision, I will let you all know. 

Until next time...be sure to leave comments (if you have one)! 

Mar 28, 2015

Houston Wedding & Tucson for Work

Hello beautiful! Now that it is the weekend, I can catch you all up on everything that has happened in this busy life of mine in the past few weeks. The highlights were spending a four day weekend in Houston celebrating the marriage of one of dear friends from college. The wedding weekend extravaganza consisted of a traditional Nigerian wedding on the day we arrived to Houston followed by a ceremony and reception on Saturday. In between time, we spent time together and caught up with Rico's line brothers who live in Houston. And after the most amazing weekend (even with the rain and serious humidity), we had to drive back to Dallas for me to hop on a plane that Monday morning to Arizona for work. Needless to say, I would not change a thing! I have come to the realization that the reason I am always "busy" is because I am focused on living instead of just existing. I have talked about this before but I just don't want to wake up each day and go through the motions with no enjoyment. Life is simply too short! 

My thoughts on living to work or working to live:

"You get a job, so you can afford to have a life. But, then you spend all your time at work and end up with no time to live the life you're working for."

Trust me, I make the time to live the life that I am working for. Part of the reason for that is early in my relationship with my husband, we talked about always have a good balance between work and personal life. I work very hard but I don't want 'work' to be something that defines every moment of my life. If I did let work define every moment of my life, I would be existing. Life is far too valuable and my purpose is far too great for me to just exist. 

Anyway, I hope this post encourages you to LIVE! Live your life, don't apologize for being busy and living the life that you know you deserve.

Lips for Weekend in Houston: MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick and Magnolia Makeup Velour Galore in Petal Pusher

Lips: MAC Lip Pencil in Soar

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