Gym to Street Style

How I Motivate Myself to Exercise | Gym to Street Style

I have a love-hate relationship with fitness y’all! I love the results of working out but I hate working out. Well, I hate getting up and going to the gym, but once I get going I’m so glad that I went. My biggest motivation is the fact that I reward myself for reaching my goals. To get myself excited and consistent with working out, I had to find out what would compel me to actually go. For me it’s shopping for fitness gear. I don’t do a lot of random shopping. The way my budget is set up, I just feel like I have enough clothes and there are so many other things I’d rather do with my money than wear it. However, I do [Click here to continue reading]

How I Clear Up My Eczema | Glowy, Healthy Skin Edition

I hosted a live video chat on my Instagram channel earlier this week sharing how eczema has affected not only me but my children for years. Eczema has been a skin problem that has plagued me and my children and I have been on a diligent search to find a solution that would clear up the irritating breakouts. I’m not saying I’ve found a cure, but I’ve definitely found that the following solutions have reduced our eczema flare ups dramatically. Use an apple cider vinegar rinse as needed. I’ve found that by using an apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair and skin, most of my eczema has dried up as a result. I typically mix one part ACV to one part water in a bottle. My eczema is [Click here to continue reading]

How to Make Your Own Graphic Tee + $50 Hanes Gift Card #Giveaway + Prize

This DIY Graphic Tee tutorial will show you how to create a customized, professional looking tee for less at home. This tutorial is sponsored post in partnership with Hanes.  I am all in on the graphic tee trend this year. If I could wear a graphic tee every day I would. There are so many tees out there that express me that I just can’t get enough of them. On the flip side, some sellers have gotten way out of control on their prices. I mean $40 for a tee?  Really?!? I think not.  I wanted a some cool comfy tees but $40 a pop is a bit much. For those of you who are ‘ballin on a budget‘ today I’ll show you how I [Click here to continue reading]

On-Trend Affordable Prescription Eyeglasses

These super cute, on-trend affordable perscription eyeglasses and blog post are sponsored on behalf of EyeWearInsight.com Gone are the days where prescription eyeglass wearers have to buy eyeglasses from the selection offered by their optometrist. I’ve been mail ordering my prescription glasses online ever since paying $145 for a pair of eyeglasses I didn’t love but bought because were the best-looking pair my optometrist offered. Once I figured out I could order my own prescription eyeglasses online I’ve been doing that ever since. I can’t see without eyeglasses so they’re something I wear every day. If I have to have them on every day, they definitely have to be stylish.  I love to switch up frames based on what I’m wearing or how I’m feeling [Click here to continue reading]

Braid Out on 4C Hair & New Rimmel London Matte Lipsticks

I’ve been loving the freedom that comes with having shorter hair and I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. When my hair isn’t in a protective style, it’s usually worn in a blowout or twist out. When I do twist out, I can start with wet or dry hair depending on the look I’m going for. This one was done on wet hair which results in a smaller afro and tighter coiled hair. After my wash routine, I towel dried my hair and did the L.O.C. method for moisture. L.O.C. is an acronym for Leave-in-Conditioner, Oil, and Cream. With the L.O.C. method, I saturate my hair with my leave in, then use coconut oil to seal in the moisture and work the cream into my [Click here to continue reading]

4 Ways to Be Your Best from the Inside Out

People are often surprised by my age and think I’m younger than I am. I don’t mind it now, but when I was in my twenties I hated looking young. I think the assumption is derived by observing my height (I’m 5,1) my build (I weigh 120 pounds), my hair, skin, and nails.  In my early twenties, self-care became very important to me. Taking time to do things that made me happy and nurtured me from the inside out was a normal part of my routine. This got a little harder when I became a wife and mom. In all honesty, it fell by the wayside for some years. When our kids were little, self-care was put on the back burner. As my kids got older, [Click here to continue reading]