Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: 250$ Cash!

Hey guys! So today's the final day for the Christmas Series Giveaway and this is a big one! We're giving away 250$ in cash. I could think of a few ways to spend 250 such as completing my Christmas shopping. I would also spend it buying a dress for Christmas dinner. Loving these options from Asos.





Thursday, December 11, 2014

12 days of Christmas: Silver Jeans Giveaway


Hey beautiful people!
My postings have been far and few in between lately, and it seriously seems like time is going so fast! Two more weeks until Christmas. It hasn't hit me yet; as last year, my Christmas shopping was completed at this time, I digress. So Silver Jeans is giving not one but TWO lucky winners a pair of jeans.
Silver Jeans was one of the items I remember "spending" money on.  I was a freshman in college and I desperately wanted a pair of silver jeans. I actually ended up getting two pairs of skinnys in light and dark wash. It's so funny because I can still remember how confident I felt in those jeans; they fit me like a glove and I actually saved up for them.

I'm wearing the AIKO Mid skinny denim here,and I love the fit and the length of it. Jeans aren't the most fun thing to shop for so when I find jeans that has the perfect length, definitely makes me happy.

I didnt have time to shoot actual outfit photos, but I can't end the this post without talking about their JOGA jeans. Yep, Joga, like yoga. They are probably the most comfortable pair of jeans I've ever put on. You know how sometimes you want to sit comfortably, watch a movie and cross your legs on the couch? With the joga jeans, you sit like a boy if you want to and be comfortable. It's soo soft and comfy. Enter below on the rafflecopter to win you a pair of Silver jeans. I would definitely recommend the Joga jeans.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

12 days of Christmas Giveaway






Hey Guys, so the giveaway continues, and I'm really excited about today's giveaway because one of you will win a custom name plate necklace from By Faith Accessories. I'm not too big on monogramming clutches or whatever else, but whenever I think name plate necklace, I think Carrie Bradshaw.  Well, that could be that I've been watching SATC lately. Be sure to enter below on the rafflecopter to win your very own necklace or even a gift for a family member or your bestie!

Have a great weekend, Guys!

xo,
Jewel



















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Monday, December 01, 2014


Happy New Month guys! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It's been ghost town around here lately. I traveled for a week, and moved out of my old apartment into a new one! I've had my hands full with packing and unpacking, but I'm really excited to share my new place with you guys very soon. 
Since Christmas is almost upon us, I've partnered up with some lovely bloggers this year for the 12 days of Christmas giveaways, where every day for 12 days you'll have an opportunity to enter awesome giveaways with a huge cash giveaway towards the end. So make sure to check back everyday and visit the other blogs who are participating. 
Today, we're kicking the giveaway off with a $50.00 giftcard to Oakleigh Rose Boutique. Simply enter using the rafflecopter below. 









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Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Babe





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Can you guys believe it's November already? Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing holiday gift guides for everyone on your list! From mom, dad, besties, siblings, boyfriends, to everyone in between, so be sure to check back weekly for more gift guides. First up is the Gift Guide for the beauty babe in your life.
I've always admired women who always, I mean, always look put together with a perfectly made up face. I enjoy makeup at times, and building my beauty regimen is something I'm constantly working on. When it comes to make up, I tend to focus on my eyes. There's just something about a perfectly lined eye and full lush lashes I love, and this benefit "they're real" Mascara is one of my favorites.  I prefer a natural look with my eye makeup and this Naked Basic Pallet is perfect for keeping things neutral this winter or any season really.
Now you know I can't talk about makeup without talking about skin care. Great skin care regimen is so important to allow your makeup to look fresh without looking cakey. Which is why I love my Clarisonic Mia2 so much because it cleans my face and removes makeup more than a towelette ever could. If you have or know someone who owns a Clarisonic, trust me a replacement brush is sure to be a hit.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Natural Hair: Favorite Products for my TWA

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Making the decision to go natural is one thing, and maintaining your natural hair is a whole other story as natural hair products can be quite costly. Especially since there are lots of amazing brands out there and becoming a product junkie is not a hard thing to do.  I've gotten a few questions on my Instagram regarding products I use, and seeing how I've been natural for going on only two months, I try to limit my product use to really figure out what my hair likes rather than overloading my hair with products. Let's overview-

1) Apple Cider Vinegar: I love cleansing my hair with ACV once to twice a month. Products tend to build up, and it really helps to cleanse your scalp. If you don't know, ACV has a harsh smell, so I suggest diluting with water in a spray bottle.
2) Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo/Conditioner:  I love this product for several reasons. It smells good, hydrating, and very inexpensive. I tend to co-wash (washing hair with conditioner, rather than shampoo) my hair, so I run through the conditioner much faster.
3) Kinky Curly Knot Today: This stuff is the TRUTH! I started using KCKT when I was transitioning and my hair was seriously tangled all the time. It helped so much. I honestly think that it works whether you are relaxed, transitioning or natural. I love it so much, I purchased a bottle for my sisters because my baby sis cries a lot on wash days. I wish this product was around when I was growing up.
4) Cantu Leave In Conditioner: I randomly started using this product after I "borrowed" it from my mother's bathroom. Her and my sisters never used it, so I helped myself to it. I love how soft it leaves my hair and it smells good too.  Depending on the style, I alternate this and KCKT.

5) Curls release defining serum: This stuff is the ISH. Yes, I said ISH. This stuff curls my hair right up like no other! It is my absolute favorite product right now. I get better definition when I use it with my denman brush for my wash and gos. Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial of my Wash and Gos.

6) Carol's Daughter Heat Production Spray: I rarely use heat on my hair, so this product will last me a very long time. When I am pressed for time, I spray a bit of this protection spray and sit under my hooded dryer.

7) Coconut Oil: Honestly, I am not partial to this brand. I just happened to grab it at my local grocery store. It's pure coconut oil, so I use it to seal my hair and also for separating my coils and curls to minimize frizz.
8) ORS Deep Conditioner: Besides making my own conditioners, which is something I rarely do. I love this ORS DC. I actually have been using it way before I was natural. It leaves my hair soft and moisturized which I love.

9) Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding: I used this product for my braid outs when I was transitioning and continue to do so now that I am natural. I love that it provides me my hair a hold but not that of a gel.

A Few Tips: If you're newly natural like myself, I suggest subscribing to monthly subscription services such as Curlbox or Cocotique. They're usually 20-25 dollars a month and it's a great way to discover new brands at a reasonable price. 

I'd love to hear from you guys, so feel free to leave me comments and questions you may have and share some products you're currently using and loving.

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Thanks for reading!

xx,
Jewel

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Black and Green


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Coat: JCrew Factory| Skirt:Skirt (old from Asos)| Tee: F21| Earrings: Jcrew Factory: sold out, Similar options| Shoes: Saks (old)
Happy Hump day y'all. So can I just say how excited I am about my hair?! I finally figured out a routine that works for my wash and go's which gives my hair pretty awesome definition of my curls. The proof is in the curls. For this look, I initially wanted to do an all black look, but I thought the leopard complemented my coat which is on sale by the way. I absolutely love the color and I may or may not have worn it every day last week. It's getting older by the seconds it seems like and having a beautiful coat to keep me warm is pretty much one of the only things that makes me want to step outside. Speaking of stepping out, I'm flying to Birmingham and Atlanta next week for 8 days and I'm pretty excited to catch up with friends, enjoy the weather and eat some country food.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jewel