Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012 & HELLO 2013 + Manicure Monday!

Before I end this year with my last official blog post of 2012… I just want to let you all know that I greatly appreciate each and every one of my followers, readers, and lurkers I know that my posts haven’t been as frequent as they were in the beginning. I sort of got distracted and got off track. I also, kind of lost focus of what direction I wanted my blog to go. But at the end of the day… I want to keep my blog grounded and continue to be a lifestyle blogger where I can share my “Life through Style” but I can’t lose focus of Me by doing so! Although, I am NOT PERFECT many of you know I have a HIGH regard for the HIGHEST POWER,  a strong spiritual foundation, and a magnitude of RADICAL FAITH!!!!  

So I’m saying that to say although, I don’t speak on it don’t mean I don’t see it. I have definitely seen the good, the bad, and the UGLY of blogging… And, once the FUN and INSPIRATION is no longer a part of my reason behind me blogging I will have to close my laptop for good!!!! Just know that if I can’t be ME then blogging isn’t for ME! I want to continue to have FUN and continue to inspire others even if it’s just one person… With that being said: I’m not exactly sure what 2013 has to offer me and what’s in store but I AM CLAIMING GREATNESS & I’m going in the New Year with my mind, heart, and eyes WIDE OPEN!!!!

**** READY, SET, GO ****

Moving right along to my MANICure Monday…  

You may have seen this pic on Instagram a few days ago & I'm HAPPILY wearing the same polish: Moon Dance

To set the New Year off right I wanted to have some festive nails for the occasion. I’ll be bringing the New Year in at church I figured my nails should look good my nails could look good while I’m PRAYING & PRAISING!

What color polish are you ROCKING? Show off your polish... This week the linky is up over on Mimi blog: Lipgloss and Binky

NOTE TO YOU: Happy New Year to you and yours and whatever you do please be SAFE!!!!

~Until Next Year

Peace, Love, & Fashion Polish



Monday, December 24, 2012

Just Another MANICure Monday... Nail Polish Haul!

Happy Christmas Eve Lovelies…
Ok... so I'm a little X-CITED about Christmas!!!! *Tehehehe*

Hmmm... I have a confession to make. I am NOT that MANICURE CHICK that everyone know me to me! Well, not today anyway. I’m literally STILL rocking the same mani from last week (Don’t Judge Me) but the fact that I was out shopping until MIDNIGHT last night & up wrapping presents until 2 am this morning will explain that! *SHRUGS*

 Anywho… I plan to do my nails BY Wednesday & update w/ another post & pics. And while we are on the subject I would like to share my mini nail polish haul. I’m not sure if you all are familiar with the polish brand Klean Color but it is one of my favorite frugal nail polish brands.

 They are only $1 per bottle. Talk about a bargain…

 And, they have great colors! Don’t be fooled by the price it may be cheap but it’s definitely NOT cheesy! Y’all know I’m all for shopping on a BUDGET! J

Colors from right to left: Sandstone, Coffee Addict, Dark Brown, Holo Orange, Fuschia Glitter, Blind Date

The linky is at the bottom of this post & will be up all week so I completely understand if you are out shopping or or enjoying friends & family! But please be sure to show-off your Mani's we would LOVE to see!!! 

MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that will be rotated between Lipgloss and Binky  and yours truly: LA Lynn's 

Cheers to a Happy Holiday Season
Merry Christmas to you & yours!!!!

Peace, Love, & Fashion Polish/Mani’s



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MANICure Monday on Wednesday!

Soooo... the word on the street is I'm HELLA LATE getting my MANICure Monday post up!!!!! 
But WAITTTTT!!!!! I got well enuff reason... I was in the BAHAMAS SHAWTY!!!!! Like for real for real... I planned a scheduled post but it went down hill once I started packing and prepaing for my much needed vacay! 
So, here I am on HuMp Day pumping out a MANICure Monday post. I'm such a good sport... *Pats self on back* 
Oldie but Goodie Polish... Kiss & RED IDK belongs to my oldest daughter
At any rate, I was sooo inspired by Alisha of Coily Locks Christmas nails that I had to give it a try!!!! So, it's literally after MIDNIGHT right now & I find myself doing my nails and low & behold Mini Me want her nails done too. *WHEW* 
~ Don't y'all just LOVE being MOMMIE!!!!! ~ 
Pun Intended... 

Anddd... She wants to lay down while I'm trying to polish her nails. Hmmm...

Mini Me Nails 

Mommy Nails 

Mini Me & Mommy Nails 

Viola... Merry Christmas from my nails to yours!!!!

This is the 1st time in HISTORY that I have EVER wore red nail polish; I guess it's a 1st time for EVERYTHING... what y'all think???? 

 Don't forget to link up weekly for MANICure Monday as this is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that will be rotated between Lipgloss and Binky  and yours truly: LA Lynn's 

Note to You: I still can't believe Christmas is a week away... Maybe my nails will remind me everyday!!!! Tehehehe.... 

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion Manicure



Black Bride: 2013 Bridal Show

He POPPED the question and you said YES!!!!
So, now you can’t wait to get your DRESS!!!!

But wait… we all know that planning a wedding can be both exciting and stressful. You want to make sure that everything is PERFECT on your special day. Why not leave it to the professional so you can have a hassle and stress free wedding planning.

You can start by marking your calendar for Sunday, January 13, 2013 to attend one of the biggest bridal shows as hosts its annual Bridal Showcase at the lavish Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. The show has every detail of your wedding covered with top notch wedding professionals who specialize in turning your dream wedding into a REALITY!

Even if you are not a new Bride but you are thinking of renewing your vows like myself… this is a Bridal Show that you surely wouldn’t want to miss! Grab your Mom, Grandma, Auntie(s), and/or Girlfriends and join me along with my BFF’s… Blog Fab Fashionistas as we have partnered with Black Bride to host the Something Blue CafĂ© where we will be covering this amazing wedding experience via live tweets, instagram take-over, and photo ops while having plenty of fun!!!!

Twitter Handle: @BlackBride
Twitter Hashtag: #BBBridalShow

NOTE TO YOU: I look forward to seeing you there… so be sure to go to for more information and to purchase your tickets!

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion Bridal Bliss



Thursday, December 13, 2012

WTHuck... Scandal Premier Recap + OOTD!

When Scandal Season 2 premiered blog buddies: Kiwi of Kiwi The Beauty & Bernetta of Bernetta Style hosted a Scandal Premiere Party and since I hadn't had a chance to share the post I figured now would be a great time to do so especially since SCANDAL is getting SOOO SCANDALOUS!!!!

 If you are not familiar with the ABC TV Hit Drama: Scandal then you might want to get from under that ROCK!!!! 
Like literally this is the BEST effin' show on TV right now. 

The show is about Olivia Pope played by Kerry Washington, a former media relations to the President. To sum things up she gets paid to make problems go away... but with everything comes a price and now all the hidden secrets are starting to come out.  

At the premier party we fellowship, ate, and answered a few trivia questions in reference to the show and giveaways were given to the person(s) with the correct answer. 

But once the show started you couldn't hear a pin drop... All eyes were clued to the tube! 

If you are still NOT convinced that this show is the ~ Check out the attached preview. 

       I wanted to be comfortable sooo here's a closer look at what I wore... Pssss: I'm     NOT a model but sometimes I feel like one in my head so I try to convince myself that I'm MODEL MATERIAL!!!! *Just go with it* lol 

PEACE OUT & if you are STILL not convinced that SCANDAL is the we can't be friends... lol

~ 1st few photos were taken by Kiwi the Beauty... She just launched her blog be sure to check it out you will LOVE it ~

Note to You: If you watch Scandal then you already know the meaning behind this blog post title & if you don't watch it it airs Thursday at: 10:02 pm on ABC so grab some Popcorn & Kool-Aid and tune in... You don't want to miss it! And, if you haven't watched it yet go back and look at the previous shows I promise you won't be DISAPPOINTED!!!!! 

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Scandalous Fashion 



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Talking with Tami Christmas Soiree Recap!

I had the absolute pleasure of attending Talking with Tami Christmas Soiree at Nancy's Pizza in Buckhead last night.

How cute is Tammie in this Sexy Santa Suit!

Each guest was asked to bring in a unwrapped toy for the Christmas Toy Drive. I’m ALWAYS for supporting and giving back so why NOT have fun doing it!
Toys Collected... Photo Credit: Robin Lori via TWT

Blogger Buddy Bernetta & I had previously talked and planned to arrive to the event early as we knew there would be a crowd.
Bernetta & I

Happy to have arrived early... we actually had an honor to meet Martin Luther King III and his lovely daughter. 

As the guest started to arrive they enjoyed ‘Santatini’ cocktails, eating, cami cakes cupcakes, chatting, laughter, dancing, and singed Karaoke… being that I can’t sing I just stuck with the chatting and laughter!!!! Oh, and there were GREAT giveaways too but I didn't WIN!!!! *tear* lol

It's the official bloggers that host MANICure Monday: Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky & I
Cupcakes provided by Cami Cakes

My FAVORITE chef... Greg/Bow Tie Chef

Diva Chakiva of Diary of a Spoiled Diva

There were also a few local celebrities, bloggers, and The Afro Puffs among the crowd that came out to support!  
"Que" from Making The Band... former member of Day 26 came out & song a solo

 Not only did we have a BLAST it was for a GREAT!!!!


The Crowd... Photo Credit: Robin Lori via TWT

Bloggers Pose... Photo Credit: Robin Lori via TWT

 Thanks again Tammie for the invite I look forward to next year!!!!

Note to You: Giving Back while having FUN is PRICELESS!!!!

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion Christmas Soiree 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OOTD + Celebration

Happy Tuesday... I wanted to share my OOTD that I recently wore to my girl Bri Birthday Celebration at Lenox Square Grill.
 I've frequent this restaurant before and they never disapoint!  

Nacho Chili

Skillet Cornbread... the pic is NOT all that great but this cornbread taste betta than yo' GRANDMA bread!
The Birthday girl herself... Bri!!!!! Looking like a *STAR*

Bloggette Kiwi of Kiwi the Beauty

Kiwi the Beauty

Makeup Artist Melissa & I

Cuties on Duty... Mari, Bri, Kiwi & I

I decided to wear this vintage top that I purchased from Portia of Thoughts of a Serial Thinker as she is the owner and operator of PJ MacCarly. She’s a Blogger & Business Woman that is definitely on a mission to SUCCEED!  
I initially wanted to pair the top with some shorts and tights but when I put it on the hubby said: NO… I need to wear them shorts when I am with him. LOL! So being the GOOD WIFE that I am ~ I changed into my black skinnies.

I also tried to mix some lipstick that my daughter had to create a vampish lip action 

Ooooo… I think I may have been feeling myself... let me have my moment! Lol

What I wore:

Vintage Shirt: PJ MacCarly 
Black Skinnies: Old ~ Forever 21
Shoes: Madden Girl (gifted)
Ring: Twelve

Note to You: Be sure to check out PJ MacCarly as you won’t be disappointed… Remember Christmas is right around the corner! ~wink  

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion