Category: My Favorite Things

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Happy 4th of July!!


Happy 4th everyone and a shout out to those that serve our country and protect us!

I wanted to share some inspiration of 4th July outfits to get your day started, I myself will be hanging at a friends house enjoying some BBQ. Heres a few of my favorites!

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Yes honey these outfits give me life, they are everything…

Stay tuned and I will share how I rocked my 4th of July outfit, have a blessed day Fashion Junkeys!!

This is day 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge

DIY Makeup Mist Setting Spray


I absolutely love using setting spray after applying my makeup, its works great for my oily skinny. I usually buy the brand by e.l.f., its $3.00 at Target. The price is great but the bottle is on the small size it 2.02 oz., which doesn’t last long if you’re like me. Sometimes I have to attend different events many times during the week and need to redo my makeup.

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So this is when I decided I needed to make my own setting spray so I can get more for my money and not have to worry about running out all the time.

What you will need:

Sterile spray bottle (the bottle needs to be able to spray in a mist setting)

Filtered water

Aloe Vera juice or glycerin

Witch Hazel

You want to add two parts water, one part aloe Vera or glycerin, and one part Witch Hazel. Shake up all ingredients well in the bottle (make sure you shake well before every use).

After applying your makeup, spray your mixture on your face.

I bought all my products from Walmart

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner, 16 fl oz

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Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Juice, 32 oz

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$4.73

Yesterday I had a kick ball game at 4:20 pm I put my spray on at 2:00 pm and heres my makeup right before the game at 4:00 pm.

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Heres my makeup after the game at 8:30 pm celebrating our victory.

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Not to bad after 6 hours and playing in the sun for a hour.

This is day 22 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge

Spring is here!


I finally was able to throw something on for the spring! The weather here in Georgia has been so weird, one day its raining, freezing, and some days just plain ugly. When I checked the weather today and stepped out side I knew I could finally put on a dress. I love clothes but I am all about catching a deal so I  try to shop off-season. This skater stripe dress I found at ASOS for $10.00 clearance, nice right! When I first bought it I weighed more and It wasn’t to flattering on me so I shoved it to the back of the closet. Today I decided to give it another try since I am 23 lbs down, it fits perfect!

I love converse and collect the colors, they are great for spring & summer. So I decided my blue converse would be perfect for my stripe dress. I think it came together great dont you  just love the color combo, what do you think?

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Converse: Marshalls $24.99

Dress: ASOS $10.00

Necklace: Ebay  $5.99

Real VS. Steal


So by now you should know I am the diva of deals! So I decided once a week I will share an item I love and post it for all of you deal seekers like me. I will call it Real VS Steal,  you will see the expensive brand like Gucci and then ill show you an alternative for a lower price like Steve Madden.

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So for our first Real VS. Steal is the Studded Rhinestone Jelly from ZARA (sold out), the Zara is priced at $105.00. I have seen theses sandals all over fashion blogs and of course Pinterest.

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You also have the Jimmy Choo Studded Jelly ranging from $129.00 to $179.00 on Ebay

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I found these Jelly PVC Stud Gladiator sandals for $11.93 on Ebay. Pretty close if you ask me and you can’t go wrong with the price!

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Here I also found these black studded rhinestone t strap Ballet Cutout Flats on Ebay also for $19.99, now these ones are even closer then the last ones.

 

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So what are you waiting on quick order yours before they are all sold out, these are gonna be hot for the spring & summer!

What I wore for the week


Heres a quick run through of what I wore for the week. I’ve been super busy with my photography business Sealed With a Kiss Photography, I’m running a promo until the 24th for $50.00 so everyone is booking! For more details on my promo go here.

Sorry for the horrible cell phone pictures, I decided next week to start pulling out my camera gear and take some professional pictures..LOL

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Leopard Sweater Khols: $15.00

Jean Blouse Value Village (thrift store): $1.50

Pink Skinny Jeans JcPenny: $10.00

Pink Bubble Necklace Ebay: $7.00

Studded Leopard Loafers Online (old): $30.00

Speedy 30 hand bag Ebay: $230.00

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Boyfriend Tee target: $8.00

Blazer Value Village (thrift store): $3.50

Snake Jeans Khols (old): $10.00

Strappy Sandal Heels Value Village (thrift store) $2.99

Speedy 30 hand bag Ebay: $230.00

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Leather Jacket (old) Ebay: $30.00

Grey top Value Village (thrift store): $2.00

Skinny Jeans JcPenny: $8.00

Pumps Target: $18.00

Necklace Bling Bib Ebay: $6.00

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Blue & White stripe top Value Village (thrift store) $4.00

Blue leggings Value Village (thrift store) $2.25

Bubble Necklace Ebay: $7.00

Converse Ebay: $41.99

If you would like a link to any itmes that are not from the thrift store just send me a message..

Kick ball any one?


So I started playing on a kick ball team for the spring, it’s so much fun! I thought this would be another great way to stay active & cross train while I get ready for my half marathon. I’m having a blast but I am so sore, I’m working other muscles in my legs I don’t use while running. A friend of mine that works out faithfully in the gym body building suggested a pre & post workout supplement. I cant wait to get my products in the mail and don’t worry I will leave you with a review when I test them out.

Evogen EVP

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  • Elite Pre-Workout Solution. Evopoietin One-Alpha. Maximum Size. Maximum Strength. Maximum Pump.
  • EVP is the synthesis of pharmaceutical technology, nutraceuticals ingenuity and the science of elite performance nutrition.
  • EVP’s precise formulation was specifically designed with ingredients to increase muscle size and fullness, enhance strength and boost mental focus
  • EVP is the complete pre-workout solution. EVP’s combination of pharmaceutical and medical-grade, ultra-pure ingredients results in the most advanced pre-workout compound available

$57.00

Cell K.E.M.

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  • Evogen Nutrition’s Elite Mass & Recovery Catalys
  • impact muscle growth
  • recovery following high-intensity training.
  • Support anabolism
  • maximum hardness

$54.29

As you can see these babies aren’t cheap but If its gonna help me with my muscle soreness I’m all for it (Oh and she said it last about 3 months so that’s not bad at all)!

Sharing a few pictures from my soft ball practice game…

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My Favorite Things: Makeup Primer


So I have always loved makeup but I recently really started learning how to apply it correctly. I have a friend who is a makeup artist, Makeup by Melrica here in Atlanta and she has taught me a few tricks. By the way she is awesome and I use her for all my big events and client shoots or brides (send me a message if you would like more info on her).

My two favorite items this week are the e.l.f.  Mineral Face Primer & the e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

ELF mineral primer

Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long lasting satin finish.

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Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity.

There are so many different primers out there that cost $20.00 to $30.00 but why pay that much when you can use something just as good for a couple dollars.

Me doing my own makeup, im still learning but not to bad…

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I wanted to share some of the work Melrica has done on me

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I told you she was awesome!

My thrift finds


Today I met a client for a short meeting and afterwards decided to stop by one of my favorite little thrift shops, the Salvation Army. Todays color was blue, which means anything with a blue tag is 50% off. I found two skirts for the Spring/Summer.

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As you can see one skirt was $2.99 & the other $3.99, they both cost me $3.50, can you say DEAL!

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This blue dress above I found at the Goodwill, the color of the day was also blue $5.00 with 50% off it cost me $2.50, brand new with tags still attached.

I think I found some great items all for $6.00, can you say SCORE! Did you find anything great at the thrift store this week if so please share.

THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES


These tips were shared with me and Im passing them on to you

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THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.)
Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:

1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .

b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

If u have compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
ATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.

THIS COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.

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This is my 26th Blog of the Ultimate Challenge