Monday, September 30, 2013

Just Another MANICure Monday... 3D Nail Art!

Happy Monday Loves… Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!
My weekend was FUN filled and if you follow me on Instagram you already know what I mean. Which I will be sharing more pics later this week.

1st let me just tell y’all that I came home to a box of Nail Polish MESS – the nail polishes exploded (from the heat) in my mailbox. This was my 1st time ordering nail polish off eBay and I’m highly disappointed! I have tried to contact the seller but haven’t heard anything back as of yet. Also, I was told that I would get 15 bottles of nail polish and only received 12 which only 4 bottles survived the shipping! From this experience along… I REALLY don’t think I will be ordering nail polish from them again.

To make-up for the disappoint I decided to play in my FALL nail polish colors

But low and behold it was time for a fill in so on Saturday I took a visit to the nail shop but before going to the nail shop to my SURPRISE I had a box waiting for me at my front door from GILT!

It was filled with Nail Polish Goodies… this made me feel much better since I just had that awful experience just the day before. GILT packaged the items very well and securely. So, I decided to go with one of the colors from my package.

I love the quality and color of the nail polish but I can't say that I love the 3D Nail Art... I'm not totally 100% sold on that!

Nail Color: Wicked Game by Deborah Lippman
 Sooo, I am the host of Just Another MANICure Monday this week and I will be holding it down the next few weeks until my girl Mimi gets back in the game… so, please be sure to link up weekly! I miss you all and your FABULOUS Mani’s!!!!

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

Also, linking up this week to Glitter and Gloss and Well Shut the Front Door!

NOTE TO YOU: Have you ever ordered nail polish in the mail? What was your experience? Also, don't forget link up & show off your MANI's!!!!

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion  Polish

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NOT so Wordless Wednesday… Faith & Fashion!

1st off Happy HuMp Day…
Humping right into today’s post I wanted to remind my readers that NOT to allow circumstances to change who you are as a person. I have seen folks who started out blogging with me who are all of a sudden too good to speak to me!

{ Nope, I’m not MAD… I’m just saying}

Also, a lot of folks get the word “FASHIONISTA” & “FASHION” twisted!  

Yeah, don’t get me wrong I LOVE Fashion, Fingernail Polish, Accessories, Shoes, Pink, Glitter, and ANYTHING Girly & FABULOUS!!!! But what I LOVE most is my FAITH in GOD!

Since my very 1st blog post HERE my posts where going to be all about FAITH! Then I figured there would be naysayers and folks sitting back waiting to see me backslide, make a mistake, or do something wrong just so they could throw it back at me. So, shortly after I started blogging I decided to incorporate FASHION as I LOVE Fashion so I thought WHY NOT! However, when I share my “fashion finds” it’s not to show off or to show that I look better than the next blogger, co-worker, or sister… I’m simply sharing affordable pieces that I feel will be able to inspire someone. I don’t know who stated that you had to wear name brand or pay a million bucks just to be considered fashionable. My style may not be your style and that’s why it is “my style”. I have stated on numerous occasions that I will take FAITH over FASHION any day of the week weak! These manmade materials don’t make me nor can they break me; I could care less about who got this and that. Lately, it seems as if everybody is in competition with one another whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even when it comes to blogging. At the end of the day those likes won’t get you a ticket to Heaven or your followers won’t get you a seat next to Moses!

I like realistic and genuine people that do REAL things & live REAL lives – I’m not checking for that chic with the 30K followers because at the end of the day I don’t know how she got what she got and she just may not be as happy as she appear to be with herself because she just may be living a complete LIE!  

U will be amazed at how some folks… get caught up in “social media shows” – meaning they put on a SHOW just for social media! I truly feel bad for these individuals who didn’t get enough attention growing up that they have to seek attention on social networks. I will put all these social sites down in a heartbeat if it means I have to sell my soul!
If I’m not SOLD SOULED out for Christ then I’m NOT selling and I’m definitely not buying the BULL that most of these folks are dishing out! Nope, I’m not a sellout… NEVER have been & never will be!

To conclude this post… Folks, are going to talk no matter if you are doing good, looking good or not so I will continue to incorporate my LOVE for FAITH & Fashion into my “LIFESTYLE” blog (posts) hoping that I can inspire, encourage, and empower someone whether it be through my words or my wardrobe!  

Speaking of wardrobe... here are a few pics from what I wore to Church a few Sundays ago.

Pastor Tanda Joy Canion & I

No matter what... As long as these two look up to me I'm good!
My Faith & My Family = My LIFE!

What I Wore:
Dress: JC Penney $14 (major score)
Shoes: JustFab
Necklace: H & M
Earrings/Bracelet: LA Lynn's
Clutch: Thrifted $1 

NOTE TO YOU: Nope, I’m not a “Fashionista” but I LOVE FASHION… I’m NOT Self-Made but I’m Godly Made. At the end of the day… I sleep well knowing that if nobody has me - GOD got ME!!!!

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, Faith, & Fashion

Monday, September 16, 2013

Just Another Manicure Monday... Manicure Makeover!

Happy Monday Loves… Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!
Did any of you get an opportunity to RELAX, SHOP, or watch Football? Seem like everybody in my circle was either at Target shopping the Philip Lim Collection or watching Football. As for me, I relaxed on Saturday until my daughter had a dying so-called emergency. Then on yesterday I went to church and relax for the remaining of the day.

Instagram Image - Sitting on my Mom's porch after Sunday Service enjoying: ME TIME!

Anywho, Manicure Monday is back and I'm SUPER excited! 
Please feel free to link up! Link is below.

Ok, so for my Manicure this week as seen posted on Instagram 

Wet N Wild White & Party of 5

As of yesterday I did a little “Manicure Makeover” by utilizing these Nail Art Stickers Tattoo. This go round I used the NFL Falcons stickers that I purchased a while back at the “Dollar Store”. Being that the Home Team the Falcons won the game on yesterday against the Rams I decided to support them by applying the nail tattoo to my already manicured nails.

Whelp, they lasted all of 1 hour well maybe 3hrs at the most. I happened to look down at my hands and the stickers tattoo’s had already came off of my nails. I’m not sure at what point they came off but they were off. My experience with these were totally different from the KISS Nail Art Stickers…  

I’m thinking maybe since these are considered Nail Tattoos instead of Stickers that it’s makes a difference.
I guess they were FUN while they lasted… but I’m glad I paid only $1! J  

Don't forget to show-off your Manicure for MANICure Monday... the link is below!
MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that will be rotated between Lipgloss and Binky and yours truly: LA Lynn's

I'm also linking up this week to Glitter and Gloss and Well Shut the Front Door!

NOTE TO YOU: Have you tried the Nail tattoos? If so, what was your thoughts?Don't forget to show-off your Manicure in the link Below!

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion  Polish

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrifted Thursday... OOTD!

Today I am sharing pics that I posted on IG on yesterday…  StushiGal Style has a fashion segment on IG that she will be bringing to her blog called: #StyleSnatchin where someone may have played a part in your fashion inspiration were you were inspired.  

I completely forgot I had these overall short set that I thrifted in the beginning of the Summer until after I saw my blogger boo Neshante of Style is She rock hers a few days ago. Once I saw her in her outfit immediately I was inspired. I knew my time was limited because it will be getting cold soon so I took advantage of the nice weather that “ATL” had on yesterday and put on my overalls which was PERFECT for a few errands and a quick road trip to Alabama.

IG Image

Here’s a closer look at my #StyleSnatchin Inspiration

 What I Wore:

Camo T-Shirt - Imperfect Concepts
Overalls - Thrifted
Wedge Sneakers - Zara
Accesories: LA Lynn's  
Shades: Borrowed from my daughter

Disclaimer: Please ignore my neighbors house that needs a bad pressure washing... Let's just hope he's a reader of my blog & get that taken care of. HA!  

NOTE TO YOU: I can’t remember the last time I wore overalls & then overall shorts at that… Funny thing is I didn’t like overalls when I was younger and now I’m thrilled when I see them & to actually wear them. The little voice in my head kept telling me I was too old for overalls but then voice #2 reminded me:
Wear what makes you HAPPY! J     

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion

Monday, September 9, 2013

Manicure “Makeover” Monday

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend… It’s a new week and we are back at it yet again!

Sooo… I had every intention of doing a Football nail design to kick off the NFL Football Season but guess what? It didn’t happen… seems as of late NOTHING few things goes as planned around here so I’m winging it! In the winging of things and to make my Manicure last a little longer I added “Kiss” Art Stickers to my already existing manicure that you saw last week: HERE to give my Manicure a complete nail make-over.

The stickers are really easy to use however if you have long nails it may be kind of difficult to pick the stickers up. If you are not careful they will stick to whatever they come in contact with so once you lift them off the contact paper you may want to be ready to apply them to your nails because you will find them sticking to your hand, forearm, and/or elbows if you don’t take precaution. Also, make sure that your nails are completely dry before you apply them otherwise I like the way they turned out.

Picture With Flash

Picture w/o Flash

 I like the way they turned out... What do you guys think?

Linking up this week to Glitter and Gloss and Well Shut the Front Door!

NOTE TO YOU: Have you tried the KISS Art Stickers? Did you like them?  

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion  Manicure

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cupcake, Ice Cream, & Me Time!

I finally got the opportunity to stop by Camicakes Creamery

~Picture Heavy~

 Upon arriving at the cute cupcakery cafĂ© I found it to be very inviting and pleasing to the eye that I decided to stay for a while being that I had minutes to spare. 


This was not a planned visit I just happened to be riding by and decided to stop in to get a cupcake to go. Nevertheless, I ended up getting a cupcake & ice cream and found myself sitting dining in to enjoy it!
I felt like a BIG kid eating junk food with no responsibilities!!!!

This was the 1st time in a lonnnng time that I have actually enjoyed some “me time” without rushing to go home to cook, clean, pick up my daughter, go to a birthday party, event, hair salon, nail shop and/or make a grocery store run. It was an absolute pleasure just sitting and taking in every minute of doing NOTHINGNESS. I found myself not even thinking, talking on the cellphone, or being on social media for all of 45minutes… just how cool is that? 

 After all that sweetness… I went and picked up my “sweet” daughter & she was sweet enough to snap a few pics of my OOTD

No one will treat you the way you want to be treated… It’s ok to date yourself, treat yourself, and love yourself.
You can never date, treat, or love someone else until you do it for yourself.

NOTE TO YOU: You deserve quiet moments even if you are married with kids… Nothing is BETTER than some ME TIME!  When was the last time you can honestly say: you had some ME TIME?

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, & Fashion  Me Time