Weekly Obsession | Influenster |

Hello. I hope you guys are doing well. I want to come to you and tell you what I am obsessed with this week. 

If you are familiar with my blog then you know I am member of influenster.com and periodically I am chosen to try out products for free. So this week I received the #NYCBigBold influenster box. Inside was the angel eyes mascara and the big bold felt tip eyeliner. These products are great together. Together I give them both a 4 out of 5 and here’s why. 

The mascara tube is way to big for my little hands and the product doesn’t dry quick enough for me. This can be a positive and a negative. It’s a positive for those that like to build up their mascara but a negative for someone in a rush like me. The product is light and easy to use. 

The felt tip eyeliner has a great color payoff and feels good in your hands but it is not beginner friendly. 

The two products together are great and gives your eyes so much life. I would definitely recommend this product and purchase for myself. 

These products were sent to me free of charge for testing and review purposes only. 

Weekly Obsession| Birthdays

Hello. How are you guys? So this weeks obsession is pretty self explanatory if you know me.

So my birthday is Monday and I’m soooo excited. I love birthdays. I am the one who has to have everything planned out to a tee for this special day. You have to have a clubbing event, a family event, an intimate event, and a casual event for your birthday. Yes, all this for your birthday along with a outfit for each one.

To me birthdays are like little special holidays that are just for that one person. Well, I’m my case the holiday is for my son as well. (Had him on my birthday). I love the fact that no one on my family has birthdays on holidays so that day is all for them.

It’s not about the gifts so don’t think that. It is strictly for the love and fun. What better way, besides everyday, to show someone you love them?

Now, back to the birthday weekend festivities. Toddles.

Weekly Obsession| Am I On The Right Path

Hello! I know it’s the beginning of a new week so I am a little late on my weekly obsession but better late than never.

This week I’m kind of obsessed with trying to make sure I am on the right path. I know many may argue what the right path is and how to to find it but I’m obsessed with pleasing God. I think I have done some really displeasing things in my life so now all I want to do is get on the right path, thank God for bringing me this far and live life the way it’s supposed to be lived.

So far I’m enjoying the road I’m on in 2015 but I still fear it may not be the right path. I’m not trying to sound crazy but I know it is crazy because I am just suppose to have faith that this is the right path.

I think my hesitation comes from whether or not the ones closest to me like and agree with my path. My family means so much to me and I hate to disappoint anyone but what if I’m happy? How should they respond? How should they act? Do they still think I need to find another path? Should I even worry about what they think and say?

Okay, I’m beginning to ramble so let’s end this while we are ahead. My weekly obsession is the path I am on. What’s your obsession?

Don’t Take It Personal

It’s just one of them days, when I wanna be all alone
It’s just one of them days, when I gotta be all alone
It’s just one of them days, don’t take it personal
I just wanna be all alone, and you think I treat you wrong

~ Monica

Hello. For the last couple of days I have found myself wanting to be social but not really feeling like being bothered with anyone. I have always told myself I am not a good friend because I am so some timing. I probably should not talk down about myself but I know how I am.

The lyrics above are exactly how I feel about life right now. All I want to do is be around my family. I am dealing with a change and its really getting to me so its putting me in a situation where I am not being a good friend. I miss my friends and the laughs I have with them but I can not find myself to actually go out and hang out or even text back for that matter.

It is almost as if something has taken over my body and dark cloud is lingering above but I promise I am not depressed or doing this on purpose its just one of those days or in this case one of those weeks.

Until I can get it together I will drink some sweet tea and call it a night. I promise we will all hang and laugh soon enough. Toodles.

Weekly Obsession| Being A Great Parent

Hello!! How are you guys doing? I am opting out of the sweet tea today and drinking a capri sun with my daughter. So…

This week I totally obsessed with…. drum-roll please. You guessed it right, well at least I hope you did, I am obsessed with being a great parent. I know you are probably saying IMG_2528this is something I should be obsessed with every week and you are right but this is part of my New Year’s resolution remember. (Check out the post before this one.)

In effort to build a better relationship with my children I have been engaging in deeper conversations with them. Asking them about their day and what they could have done better that day. I mean we are really digging in to the point that sometimes it gets uncomfortable. Do not get me wrong, I am not trying to be friend first and parent second, I am simply trying to make sure I understand everything going on in my house and what I can do to make sure they are comfortable telling me anything.

My daughter has been having a problem going to daycare these last couple of days and since I am currently not in school I figure why not let her stay home until I have something to do. She has been crying and telling me she does not want to go see her teacher and I ask her why but she’s only two so she can not fully explain it to me. I wish I could read her mind. The teacher says she is just spoiled but she used to love to go to daycare now she hates when we even drive by the building. WHAT IS WRONG?

So, my daughter and I are bonding and getting to know each other. I am hoping I can become a better mother to my children just like my mother. I want to be involved in all aspects of their lives.

This has been the first installment of my weekly obsession. Keep that sweet tea on ice until the nest post.


New Year, Same Supersitions

As I sit here and watch people clean their houses from top to bottom and make New Year’s Resolutions, while I partake in a couple myself, I can not help but wonder why are we doing this? Yes, I know its a new year. Yes, I know our grandmothers said do it, but why are we really doing all of this?

Every year people get all crazy washing everything in sight and making new year resolutions as if the turn of 2014 into 2015 changes everything. What ever happened to just being grateful for the next day. I like to think that we should do everything and live each day as if there will be no next day. Everyone is so into reinvented themselves and making resolutions and I am asking myself, what if I reinvent myself today and then mid-March I don’t like the new me anymore? Do I reinvent myself again? Do I make new New Year’s resolutions? This is where all this madness puzzles me.

Even with all that being said, I did make a couple of New Year’s Resolutions. Two of them will help improve my relationships with others, one will help me be here a little longer for my children and the other one is strictly for me. The first resolution I have is just like the one at the top of everyone else’s list. Yes, you guessed it. Time to get fit. This is so I can be around a little longer for my children. Last year this time I was breastfeeding so that was a tremendous help with my weight issues but this year I am no longer breastfeeding and I refuse to become a statistic. The next two are to improve life with others. First, I want to learn to not take life so seriously and the other is to learn not to point fingers in my relationship. If I am the only one unhappy then I have to figure out what I am doing wrong. The last resolution is to improve my social media. I want to get better and blogging and working on my YouTube channel.  I am hoping these things will make me a better person in the end.

So with all that being said, I hope you guys are making decisions that are best for you. Goodnight you guys and Happy New Year. Oh and don’t forget your sweet tea, even though tonight I went with something a little bit grown.

* Cheers *


Dear Transitioning Hair,

I’m sorry to say but we have to break up. It’s not you, it’s me. I know you love me and you’re what’s best for me but I am just not in a place where I can be completely dedicated to you. The last four months have been wonderful and I honestly began to fall in love with you but ultimately this isn’t going to work. You desire lots of time and patience but my time and patience is dedicated to school and being Mommie and I always seem to put you on the back burner. You deserve better. Maybe we can try this again in another life or in a few years but right now, as much as it pains me to say, we are over. Goodbye transitioning hair.

A Southern Belle

There is Power in Prayer

I’ve been on this journey towards my degree in Elementary Education for quite some time now. I’ve had road blocks, stumbled a bit and even took some time to be a better parent but it wasn’t until 2011 that my journey really started to become enjoyable and worth it. I am currently studying at the best HBCU in the land (Tuskegee University) and am entering into my senior year. I have been waiting a really long time to say I’m a senior in college. Seeing my degree so close seems so unreal but so fulfilling.

All of this seems like a dream and all I should be is happy and delighted but every time you’re seeking your rainbow you have to go through the storm to get to it. For a solid month I was not sure if I would be able to finish this journey. This is an expensive journey and sometimes your luck runs out. So now I had to find a way to get the rest of my funds to get to the rainbow and be one step closer to my classroom but this would only happen after I had a temporary break down. Yes, even the strong find themselves broken.

Let me tell you there is power in prayer. I don’t mean just saying you will pray, or asking someone to pray for you or just saying it’s in God’s hands. I mean you really have to pray. Clear your mind and talk to him like he is your friend because he is your friend.

This is what I did and I’ve been talking and confessing and I’ve been feeling so much better about my life and where this journey is taking me. My prayers were answered and this journey will continue. All I can do us thank him for everything and let you guys know that there is power in prayer. Try it.


Hello. I know right now everyone including myself are obsessed with working out and getting that bikini ready body however there are times when we just don’t have the energy. After running around with my children all day when I get home I just don’t want or have the energy to work out.

The Bikini Ready Energy Gummies give me that extra energy I was looking for and helps me push through the push ups, sit ups, squats, planks and that godawful cardio. Yes I hate cardio but he has to be done. So I turn to Bikini Ready Energy Gummies even though the taste isn’t too pleasant the energy outweighs the taste. Go get you some.

This was sent to me complimentary for review by influenster.



Hello!! Don’t we all like to get free stuff? It feels like Christmas when you get something free. Well that’s how I felt when I got this beautiful purple box in the mail. This is an influenster vox box called the ‘VitaVoxBox’. This
was complimentary from influenster for review. This box is suppose to contain all the vital things needed for a healthy life.

The soft lips cube is absolutely fantastic. It’s cute and compact and keeps your lips kissable soft and hydrated all day.

The First Degree Burn Cream is a great tube for on the go with the children. They always get cuts and scraps and the occasional insect bite and you always seem to have forgotten the cream. With this tube it’s easy to transport and easy to apply.

The PureLeaf tea is great for throwing in your bag on the way to class. The plastic bottle makes it portable and it’s a great pick me up when you need something to quench your thirst without it being too sugary.

I can playon with the Playtex Sport tampon. When I’m on the go with the children. They always have me up and down. Running around with the occasional flips so these tampons can help me stay active without worrying about leakage.

When it’s time to get bikini ready we often times don’t have the energy to push through workouts. I know I don’t as a mother, so the Bikini Ready Energy Gummies are a great source of energy. With them being Gummies they are easy to take however the taste is not that great. You can get over the taste because it really does give you the energy to get through whatever you need to do.

We all want to be flawless and this Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future serum will help you with your flawless journey. Once used day and night you can start to see and feel a difference. So go ahead, get your flawless on.