I would like to really applaud MAC Cosmetics. The anticipation and hype for RiRiWoo was impeccable! They did a phenomenal job of convincing us that “RiRiWoo” was a different shade that we didn’t already have in our collection. Unfortunately, they are (to me), the same EXACT color. After waiting almost 2 hours to finally check out through the MAC website, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this seemingly amazing color! When it arrived I instantly did a hand swatch and applied RiriWoo. On my hand swatch RiriWoo seemed “pinker” and RubyWoo more orange.
You can imagine me disappointment when I put both colors on and took a photo. I tried different lighting, flash then no flash, indoor then outdoor. Finally, I came to the conclusion: these lippies look the EXACT same on my lips. MAC got me gooood!
So ladies if you missed the release. Don’t be sad, in my opinion…you aren’t missing a thing!
Confess your glam and let us know what are your thoughts on RiRi Woo vs. Ruby Woo!
I saw this picture of Kim K. back in October and absolutely LOVED the way she incorporated her denim button-up with her aqua blue leather skirt. Mixing casual with dressy is a hit when properly done! I admired the look and went on about my life knowing that I would probably never find an aqua blue leather skirt lol Soon after I saw this picture I found out I was pregnant and immediately started shopping for my upcoming months. I knew that Asos had a Maternity line that was sure to keep moms stylish while pregnant, so that was my first stop! And what did I see?!
Although not leather, it was an aqua blue pencil skirt! And it was on sale for $12, so I couldn’t beat that with a bat lol! I immediately smelled a Glam-Aholic Remix coming on…
I drew inspiration from Kim’s look and rocked my remix. I would’ve worn the skirt earlier in my pregnancy, but I purchased it in a much larger size thinking that I would’ve gained a bunch of weight over time. That didn’t happen, so I had to wait and pull the skirt over my 7 month belly. Grabbed one of my favorite denim tops and since I’m no fan of white shoes (I do not and probably will not ever own a pair)…I rocked my “old faithful” red leather calf boots. And this…is…the remix *Diddy voice*
I also want to state that even during my pregnancy, I still wear my shapewear! Nothing is more unflattering than wearing a great outfit without support and a smooth execution. (that goes for you baby-less women also) Find maternity support/shapewear or just go up in size at any department store!
Every girl loves a good handbag! As we all know, they come in a great assortment for us to choose from. Well lately the only cravings I’ve been having are for crossbody bags! Of course this is not anything new, but as of lately we’ve seen these everywhere from street stylelistas to the red carpet. For me, I carry this bag as a sense of comfort. I live in Detroit (not one of the safest cities #yikes) and I love to have my belongings very close to me while out & about without compromising my style. I also like the small compact feel of carrying a crossbody. Do you ever feel like the bigger the bag, the more JUNK you throw in it?! I’m talking a boat load of receipts, sunglasses, make-up and I’ve even pulled out a pair of scissors before! Who has time for that shoulder pain?! With carrying around this extra 10 pounds of body weight…I don’t need any extras lol
This entire look from head to toe is from Forever 21. I can’t resist any handbag that is this cognac shade! I feel like it’s so classic and can be worn with almost anything, so I had to have it.
Forever 21 Buckled Faux Leather Crossbody $15.80
Crossbody bags are convenient for EVERYONE. Whether you’re a mommy, mommy-to-be or a baby-free Glam-Aholic…crossbody bags come in handy with our daily struggle of being stylish & comfy at the same time!
My make-up collection is a MESS…I mean completely unorganized! I sometimes try to organize everything in separate make-up bags, but in the midst of painting my face and looking for a particular item/shade…everything seems to once again become a MESS! For months I’ve been plotting and planning on buying containers that will help me become more organized. I always see pictures of people with their lipsticks all lined up perfectly inside of their clear trays and I get so jealous LOL! I log onto different websites (such as the ContainerStore.com) and add different trays/drawers to my cart,but I just never seem to checkout for my purchase…weird I know.
So, while shopping at OUR favorite store Target today, this container caught my eye! #1 because it was on clearance and #2 because it’s just what I’ve been looking for! It’s a bit strange because I’ve ventured into the storage/container aisle plenty of times before, but never came across this organizer before.
I’m able to fit 6, maybe 7 lipsticks in each of the 3 drawers and also able to see the names of each shade without throwing them around and making a complete mess. Can’t you tell how excited I am?! LOL I bought every single tray that was on the shelf, which happened to be 5 and for $6.64, I just couldn’t leave them behind.
They are perfect for lipsticks, gloss, shadows and my make-up wipes. I will be traveling to about five more Targets in my area this week to see if I’ll be lucky enough to find more! Yes it’s that serious
Over the weekend while in Chicago, I couldn’t resist going into Zara. By us not having one here in Detroit, it’s like a thrill to actually shop inside the store instead of online! I’ve had a reader say “I know you’re pregnant, but please don’t turn this into a maternity blog.” Welp, I can’t deny the fact that I am indeed pregnant, but everything I wear doesn’t come from the maternity section. I can still hang with the best of y’all in Forever 21 and Asos, but I just have to ensure my comfort. Which is why I ran full speed ahead to the rack when I saw this dress…it called my NAME! And my absolute favorite thing in the world is a dress with pockets, so this was an instant purchase for me…
Loose enough for comfort and to hide my baby bump at the right angle, I’m sure this dress will be in heavy rotation as my belly grows bigger and bigger. The dress came in 2 other neon shades, but I decided to go with this beige color because I’ve been dying to wear my neon Prabal Gurung sandals that I picked up from Target. Mixing neons and neutrals are still a big hit in my wardrobe!
Co-Wash: to use conditioner as you would shampoo, to cleanse/moisturize your hair without stripping or drying it out.
Finally! Pantene Pro-V received the memo! They have officially launched a new collection for #TeamNatural; truly Natural hair. After one of my favorite naturals raved about this product, I said “ok, I MUST try it!”. Previously using moisturizing conditioner to condition my natural hair and also my Same Girl…Different Hairextensions, I was dying to try this product to see if it lived up to my love of Pantene products (I die for their volumizing shampoo/conditioner). And it did! It’s been about 5 days since I used it and my hair is still soft and bouncy. I tried it on my hair extensions so the jury is still out on my natural hair. I’ve heard that it’s hard to find, but I picked mine up from Target for about $7 and they had a shelf full.
I’ll be sure to pick up the rest of the collection soon…
I was wrecking my brain trying to figure out what to wear to The Glam-Aholic Baby Shower, and I kept drawing a blank. At this point I’m 9 months pregnant and my styling options are very limited. So, I had to research for two weeks through different maternity stores, boutiques and brands to find the perfect piece to wear. Then I finally stumbled across a chic maternity line, The Hatch Collection by 2 Birds, that had satin jumper that I had to have! Although, I didn’t take it into consideration that the jumpsuit was 100% satin and with my growing belly, that was a recipe for disaster!
When I went to try on the days before the event it ripped!! LOL! Thank God, I know a good tailor! She was able to repair my jumpsuit by adding extra material to the side panels. Since it wasn’t ideal Spring weather outside, I opted for a cream cropped leather jacket and Vince Camuto floral snakeskin pumps to tie my look together. Ladies, you know we can’t forget about the hair, I’m wearing 3 bundles (22 inches) of Same Girl Different Hair Body Wave that my stylist Malika styled in a messy high bun to add some height to my look.
PS: My favorite fab mommy Kourtney Kardashian was spotted wearing this exact same jumpsuit while she was pregnant! The Jumper $248 hatchcollection.com
We’ve already spoke on this, we all know that I have a Target problem. Some of you have admitted to your addiction to the Red Dot yourselves. And as far as I know, none of us want rehab LOL! So on one of my weekly visits to my favorite store, I strolled by the shoe department and quickly ran over to these shoes as if someone was trying to beat me to them (sad I know), but I just had to make sure they still had a size 8 or I would have to go on a hunt to the other 3 Targets in my area.
Like everyone I know, we are all excited to say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring/Summer! Since I know my pregnancy will be in it’s prime by Summer, I’m not gonna miss a step and I know I must stay comfortable while doing so. And to me, nothing is more comfortable than a pair of wedges. These remind me so much of my favorite tribal wedges that I picked up from Aldo a few years ago, but of course at a much cheaper price!