Sep 27, 2014

WEEKLY PHOTO DIARY | The Makeup Show Dallas, Gel Mani & Food Truck Fun

Hello there my beauties! As I type this, I have just sent out the invite to my 28th birthday celebration happening two weeks from today! I could not be more excited to celebrate another year of awesomeness with my family, close friends and loves (both new and old). This week revealed a lot for me. As I work on writing my business plan for the non-profit that Hubby & I are planning to launch mid-to-late 2015, I have a newfound appreciation for business owners, #GIRLBOSSES, and entrepreneurs alike. When you commit to something bigger than yourself, it consumes you! A few nights of insomnia this week are proof enough that this is meant to happen. I live, eat, breathe and sleep getting this off the ground successfully! Generational wealth, generational success is not an option in my household. We want to create a legacy our children can be proud of and benefit from! *steps off stage* I wasn't intending to open with that but its what my heart lead me to! 

The highlight of my week was attending The Makeup Show Dallas today. It was absolutely incredible and even though my best friend had to cancel at the last minute...I went alone and it was just as awesome as I imagined it would be!

Lots of pics this week! 

Disclaimer: I admit I take a lot of selfies but truth be told...I take a lot of photos in general all the durn time. 50,000+ photos and counting in my iPhoto library! lol! Its cray! 


Early birthday gifts never hurt anyone!

I want the new iPhone 6 now but the Space Gray is not in stock anywhere near me! So I am waiting it out!

Pulled out one of my all-time favorite fragrances this week!

I met Mr. AJ Crimson himself at TMS Dallas and he said my skin looked flawless! *two snaps*

My TMS Dallas Haul! Will post a blog post on the specific products tomorrow and better photos! 
My bestie and niece, Taylor, stopped by to see me! And we made time for some selfies...per our usual! 
Cant believe my niece will be 2 in November! I love her as if she's my own!

Sep 20, 2014

Weekly Photo Diary | Salt Lake City, Finishing #GIRLBOSS & New Lipsticks

Hey there beautiful girls! I am coming to you live from my bed where I have been majority of the day today. Between being exhausted from the work travel to Arizona & Utah this week and having "time-of-the-month" migraines...I just don't have the energy to move from this spot. I will say that at 8 pm I am feeling better than I have felt all day. Anyway, this week was a busy week for me with work as I travel to Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Salt Lake City, Utah and Bountiful, Utah all in two days! I am not at all complaining because I strongly believe that the traveling with my new position gives me a change of scenery that I very much matter how tired the traveling makes me. 

While traveling this week, I managed to finish reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, during all of my airplane travel. If you haven't read that book, run don't walk to pick it up. It was a totally different read for me than any other 'inspirational' book I've ever read. Her approach to sharing her story is very unique and you will walk away even more inspired than you were before reading her book. I am convinced that the #GIRLBOSS in me has yet to come out but when she does fully...I will be a force to be reckoned with. I can only imagine what I will achieve as a #GIRLBOSS operating at my fullest potential.

The week before last I ordered some lipsticks from Selfridges by Charlotte Tilbury. I had read of these lipsticks from a few UK-based beauty bloggers that were provided the entire collection of lipsticks for free. I had to pick up two myself to see what all the hype was about. And they truly live up to the hype!! Pictured below is Love Liberty and Red Carpet Red. 

In other news, the Stella & Dot Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets launched this week! You can shop them on my site! The two bracelets for this year are pictured below! I also traveled with my Stella & Dot Madison Tech Bag this week and it was the perfect travel companion. 

I picked up the faux leather booties from the Altuzarra for Target collection. 

I updated my iPhone 5S to iOS 8 today. So far I am pleased other than the fact that the update seems to have made my photo app crash unexpectedly. 

And new personalized leather camera strap from Mesa Dreams shop on Etsy came in while I was gone. This is my second purchase from this shop & I am very pleased! They put so much love into making their products that I definitely love to support them.