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Collective Dress Haul 2017 |👗

Hey Loves,

It’s Fri-YAY!!! I feel like I have been anxiously awaiting the weekend for a couple of days. Honestly, I do not like to wish the days away but it has been one of those weeks. How are y’all doing? How are things?

Excited to be blogging and vlogging and getting back to me again! There is something about expressing yourself in an unapologetic way. Just being who you are and seriously making no apologies for that! I digress…

Building the confidence to wear dresses again has been an uphill battle. The confidence in dresses is one thing but the confidence overall in this new body of mine is another. More on confidence coming soon. You can always check here for some tips that have worked for me in the past. I did not think I would be able to rock bandage dresses or even mini dresses so this has pushed my fashion in a different direction.

So I recently went on a shopping spree… for some occasionwear for a couple of events I have coming up. These dresses made me feel beautiful and put a smile on my face that did not leave so I knew they were winners! One was my Valentine’s dress… can you guess which one? Let me know which is your fave! Shoutout to SOUNDATION whose new song ‘WAITING’ is used in the video. Link to the song is in video description box!

  1. Hold Your Head Bandage Dress | Dark Orange | Size S | Fashion Nova
  2. Ripple Dress | Black | UK 8 | Lipsy
  3. Mesh Ruched Bodycon Dress | Floral Print | UK 8 | Missguided
  4. Morticia Dress | Black | Size S | Fashion Nova
  5. Plunge Bandage Dress Midi | Rose | UK 10 | Missguided
  6. Kocktails Bandage Dress | Deep Red | Size S | Fashion Nova
  7. Nature Made Dress | Denim Blue | Size S | Fashion Nova
  8. Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit | Grey | UK 10 | Missguided
  9. Nova Boost Jumpsuit | Black | Size S | Fashion Nova with Duster Coat | Pink | UK 8 | Primark 

For my thoughts and feelings about Fashion Nova, watch this video below.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I have some beauty related ones coming up for you next as I know my old school followers have missed them!

Appreciate you steady supporting me and I thank you 🙂

Big hugs and extra besos 💋

TBH! xoxo


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Camo(uflage) Cutie…

Hey Loves!

Outfit of the Night look below for a friend’s birthday dinner. Details below!

Oversized Sweater:  Missguided | Camo style jeans : Discovery clothing (Florida) | Black Ankle Boots : New Look | Gold Hoops : Primark | Love Name Chain : Gifted

Look out for a hair update coming soon!

Don’t forget to connect with me! 

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New video goes live on my channel this weekend! 🎉

 


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US Vacation Photo Look Book 2015!✈🚇🚍🗽☀

Hey Loves,

This year has been met with challenges at almost every turn. I am so very grateful for the support and love I continue to receive from my family, friends and indeed at times strangers.

This summer I wanted to take a break from makeup and work and focus on some much needed family time. Along with my Son, I spent most of the summer with my Sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family. Nothing like reconnecting your soul with love to recharge and put things into perspective. So easy to take what we have for granted and by that I mean people, love, happiness and friendship. Thank you to everyone who made our trip AMAZEBALLS…you know who you are!

Here is a little video of some of the looks I wore whilst in Florida and New York and the weather was every bit as glorious as my time.

What about you? What did you get up to this summer? Did you get away? Stay home and chill? Let me know!

Hope you enjoy this video as it is a break from the norm and I am hoping to get back into the swing of filming for you soon!

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo


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#CopMyCloset | Body Party!🎊

Hey Loves! Hope your weekend has been as amazing as you are and you are ready for an awesome week ahead! Quick look at what I wore for a double birthday celebration last night! My friends Korell and Jodie were born on the same day (16th May) and had their respective events last night. Intimate dinner with Korell and his family and friends and Jodie had posh drinks and nibbles. Although I don’t drink I wanted to spend time with both. So what to wear to two different events? Easy a nude body suit with jeans and heels! Simple!

 Body Party Full Outfit Body Party Full Outfit

Nude Bodysuit: MissGuided | Distressed Jeans : Matalan | Nude Cross stitch Pumps: New Look | Hair: Mine

nude pumps new look

These shoes are soooo gorgeous and comfortable they needed a close up! They will be a staple this season for sure. Who doesn’t love a good nude pump! I purposely didn’t wear a statement/ chunky necklace with this look and opted for 2 small chains from H&M not pictured.

Happy Birthday once again Jodes and KW. Wishing you both an wonderfully healthy and happy year now and always!

Jodes and DM Selfie  Korell and DM selfie

Glam look was nothing spectacular. Will post a makeup look this week as it has been a while!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Besos 💋


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Overdue: Natural Hair Update!

Hey Everyone!

I’m keeping up with my blog-a-day statement for this week. I have actually enjoyed it and feel like I a getting back into the swing of things. If I am honest some of the excitement has come from trying to extend the reach of this blog through some of the other things that make me happy, such as food and clothes. I continue to enjoy being able to connect with you all and thank you for taking time to accept the connection!

So this one has been long overdue. If you are a regular to my blog or indeed any of my other social sites, you will know that I embarked on a Natural Hair Journey in January 2014. Check out more here, and here. It has been a love/ struggle kind of thing because I was really into it at first but then suffered a setback.

In the quest to find the right products for my hair and make sure it was doing well I went to a ‘Natural Hair Salon’. I thought being able to get some professional advice would be useful and steer me on the right path. BOY! WAS I WRONG!

Without naming and shaming the place (I made a complaint and was refunded and compensated- but it did not change the feeling inside and the appearance outside) it was not the experience I had hoped for. The short (literally) version is I went in with hair and came out with none. The senior stylist told me that my hair was in great condition and just needed a couple of stray straight ends in the back to be removed. She told me it was a trim but what I got was a cut.

It is insane how much of my confidence I left in the salon with my hair on the floor. I felt taken advantage of and vulnerable. I was mad and so disgusted by the service. It is easy to say it is just hair and will grow back but at the time you don’t feel that way. Especially when the decision was not one I made or felt necessary. Let me say that I did research this place before I went. Just because they were award wining didn’t mean they were perfect. They had some reviews which all were positive but who posts bad reviews? Whether they have it in their power or not (most do unless independent) to filter them post a review. I made sure I gave mine on this experience and I was honest.

Here is a pic of my hair before I went in and after. I did not take many pics during this period. For pics of my hair and styles before the experience click here.

                                       Hair before  After

I could dwell on how bad I felt thereafter but it will not change or alter what has happened. Although my hair would have been a lot longer and thicker now, it has been growing. I have been putting more effort into protecting it through styles that mean I don’t have to manipulate and have my hands in it all the time. I am a wig freak at the moment and continue to love being able to switch up my look.

What has the experience taught me?

  • Ask questions every step of the way at the salon
  • If something doesn’t feel right then trust your instinct
  • Challenge the advice (even if from a professional) if something seems off
  • Beware of stylists who ‘over compliment’ your hair.
  • Research. Although even as we see above it doesn’t mean they will be great.
  • If you are not happy make sure to tell them. Follow a complaints procedure and take it further.
  • Learn about your hair. Read books, go online and start to understand your hair and what you could be doing to take care of it without simply relying on a salon.
  • There will be no monetary amount that can compensate for the damage that has been done
  • Don’t let a bad experience taint you and make you lose confidence. Not all stylists or salons are like this and your hair does not make you confident…it helps but it is all about you!
  • It will grow back. It may take longer and it may be different but it is your hair and you will love it.

The last point was more of a personal growth point for me as I once knew someone who had beautiful hair and it began to fall out one day. She had severe alopecia. Losing your hair is difficult for any person and when it is related to health even more so. For more information on Alopecia or hair loss, click here or search alopecia and hair loss.

So for all my friends wondering if I am still natural, yes I am. Just look below! This was day 3 of an old wash and go!

                                  now  wash and go puff

I will be keeping up with further updates and so with my natural hair. It is a faded shade of burgundy at the moment and in protective styling… I am currently a redhead again!

Tomorrow on the blog… Beauty Is… (YAY!)

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo


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Couple Shades of Grey! My Valentine’s Look! 💌

Hey Loves!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I didn’t do a valentines series of makeup looks this year as I really didn’t have the time. So here is a little snippet of my Vday look. I am not the biggest fan of grey makeup on myself but this super subtle and easy.

Grey Smokes Grey Smokes closed Grey Smokes products

I used mostly drugstore products for this look and i kinda threw it together. No major blending as I have a bag load of brushes to wash. Any help will be greatly received! ☺

Product listing:

Original Beauty Blender/ Milani Lipstick Teddy Bare/ L’oreal True Match Foundations in Cappuccino and Golden Cappuccino / WetnWild Eyeshadow Palette in Tunnel Vision / Eyelure Lashes in 120 and Shape and Shade Brow Pencil and Tamer in Medium Brunette to Dark Blonde/ DUO Eyelash Adhesive/ Inglot for contour (not pictured)!

My top is soooooooooooo old. No exaggeration! It is about 6 years old  (maybe more) from Primark with a little blue camisole underneath. Grey jeans and flats. Sorry I didn’t have a full pic of the outfit. I am not use to taking full body pics but I am getting there!

Valentines Love

Hope you had a wonderful day no matter whether you were coupled up or chillin’ with the homies. Either way it is about sharing love all year round and not just on the 14th of the second month of the year.

Let me know what you did. Did you go to the cinema and see a certain film with a colour in the title similar to mine? Go out to eat or something completely random?

Besos Loves! Thanks for your continued support! 💋

TBH! xoxo


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A Smashbox Full Exposure 📷 Palette Look!

Hey Everyone,

In yesterday’s post the focus was on gem detailing for a fun and simple Carnival inspired look. I did not want to do too much in terms of eye shadows and opted for a very neutral eye look. A look that you can rock should you dance all the gem stones you applied off. In fact with a little touch up you where needed you can wear this look anywhere.

I will be doing a full review on the above palette but can tell you that it is made up of 7 shimmer shades as well as 7 matte ones all in neutral tones that will have you mixing it up to create anything from a light wash of colour to a smokey eye in minutes. For your added pleasure you also get a dual ended shadow and blending brush as well as a sample size Full Exposure Mascara. Another cute touch is the booklet that comes with it that gives you different looks you can create with the palette for your specific eye shape. Super cute! I am all for freebies so good on you Smashbox. This was the first time I used it since purchasing it so look out for the review soon.

Full Exposure              Coral lip loving full exposure look

I have been obsessed beyond the point of return with the Barry M Loud Mouth Extreme Colour in Screamer and so I am wearing it again. Something about Coral shades have me kinda gaga at the moment. It looks kinda pink in this pic so I will have to give it a dedicated post on the weekend. As much as I love my pink shades it is refreshing to go for something out of my comfort zone and I encourage  you to do the same. I get a couple of  comments referring to bold colours not being for my chocolate caramel skin tone and I think, really? I would wear a coral coloured top or dress so why not rock it on my lips. Bobby Brown said it’s My Prerogative and he was not lying!

Here is a little close up of the palette- enjoy!

Close up Booklet

I gotta tell you it feels good to be back on the blog again. A little weird but good weird as it has been so long and I missed you all. Don’t forget to let me know if you have any looks or anything beauty, skin or make-up related!

Gotta an update (part 2) coming up over the weekend and a look with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- which smells like chocolate. This should be interesting!

Thanks for checking out this post!

Have a great day/ evening/ night wherever you are reading this!

Besos!

TBH! xoxo