In Apartment Therapy Black and White Designs home decor House Plants Inspiration minimalist

Home Decor Inspo: Mastering Black And White Home Design

No matter how much I want to have a colorful creative space. I alway long for simplistic lines, metallic accessories, and black and white themes. With me and my friend moving into a new place I have all of these design ideas I would like to put into play. 

One of my favorite inspirations is a design layout by AdairsI like how the plants play into the design adding some color to an otherwise bland landscape. The also did a great job playing with textures here that add great interest to the room. 


Now all I have to do is finish the apartment search. 

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In beauty bold eye looks Eye looks Lisa Eldridge Minimalistic beauty

How To Conquer Yellow Eyeshadow




This look is literally the aesthetic I want my life to be. Simple, and bold. I can't wait to try this out.


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In beauty Fashion Nail Art style trends

The Latest Nail Trend: Designer Nails



Here's another status symbol for ya'. There's a new break out "trend" that's hitting the fashion world is rocking luxury brand logos on your nails.



As if you couldn't go to any 'hood and see girls rocking this same Louis Vuitton logo and Gucci as they did in the 80's/90's when wearing designers like that became popular back then. Nice to see them catching on to something we've already done.

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Wasn't a fan then, not really a fan now.. What about you?

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In beauty Fashion French girl Red lips style You Tube Tutorial

How To Create A Blurred Red Lip


I always wanted to try a new lipstick shade, RED. I know red isn't ground breaking but hey it's new for me, Something that's also new is doing your lips with a blurred edge I can't tell you how many times I've done my look the same exact way. Loads of foundation, Eyeliner and big false lashes and occasionally a highlight with a nude lip.

But I've grown tired of it. Like most things but thank GAWD for fashion. They reintroduced the blurred lip look that I love and showed how to get it done! 



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In Fall 2017 Fashion Rihanna Runway runway looks Tamuna Ingorokva Tibilisi

Tamuna Ingorokva Tibilisi Fall 2017



Can't you see Rihanna wearing this exact look? I love the paperbag waist I remember taking my brother's jeans tying my belt around my waist pulling it up to create the paperpag look with the tightest top I could find. Oh to be young! I need this in my closet!

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In Cactus Hipster home decor Home Garden House Plants Plant Planting

Create A Starbucks Coffee Cup Planter



Everyone enjoys their Starbucks (unless you think it's to mainstream then this isn't a post for you) I know I love mine whenever I get a chance to get it.  As I was drinking my coffee the other day I began just staring at my cup thinking, "This would be a dope cactus pot."  I had a cactus at home that was still sitting in the pot I bought it in, it was on of the few plants that I actually kept alive.

I went home, coffee cup in hand, to set out on my mini project.  I had some soil from plants that had died to use to fill the cup up with. The soil was obviously dry so wet it a little to help it set. As I placed the soil in the cup I patted it down enough so it wouldn't be loose and it would make the cup a little stiffer.



When it was a little less than half way full I added my cactus. I didn't want to disrupt the health that it already had so I removed the plant as well as the soil from the packaging and placed it in the cup.

I still like it although I wish the cup was a little smaller to match the cactus. I've had it planted like this for about a week and nothing "odd" happened yet (like roots coming out the side or the cup collapsing in on its self)  I like I'm going to do more of these with four smaller cups.



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In beauty Empowerment shaving

Why I Shave



Early this morning iPad on my balcony Justin the darkness enjoying the silence of the night. I hear birds chirping BAC of my apartment blasting cold air Cooling the tenants below and a gentle breeze lonely Blues in the night and my sister jacket gently grazes my freshly shaved legs.

 The touch is soft as if I'm laying in satin sheets high off ecstasy. I had forgotten how soft fabric can feel. I hadn't shaved my legs in three months. Not because of protest just simply because I didn't feel like shaving. I had let the hair on my arms and legs grow as long and as wild as it wanted. I have to admit , I felt liberated during that period. But feeling the wind on my legs reminded me how good it felt just to feel wind with no disturbance.

And I remembered why I shaved. It wasn't for some guy or to avoid that disgusted stare of my peers but to just enjoy my skin, the skin that I'm in. To feel the breeze slowly coming up my thighs and kissing my arms was almost orgasmic and made me want to go out in to the night completely bare.

But instead I went inside, put my satin sheets on my bed and laid there. Letting the fibers glide over my smooth skin as if I was taking part in a slow dance as I tossed and turned. Hairless skin just feels amazing to me.

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In beauty facial Luxury skincare Microdermabrasion infusion my life Skincare

My Experience With Microdermabrasion infusion



As you know I am obsessed with skin care, if there's something new out I have to try it! So when I got the opportunity to try microdermabrasion infusion I jumped on it.

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that exfoliates and rids skin of dead skin cells, the infusion action is when they apply a serum into the deepest layer of skin.  It's applied with a diamond tipped suction with two tubes connecting to the machine. One sucks the junk out and the other puts the serum in.

It goes something like this....

First, they wash and tone your face with a gentle cleanser and toner to remove any oils and makeup from the skin.

After your skin is clean. They use a diamond tipped suction machine that helps with exfoliation and helps with the application of the serum.

It feels like a vacuum is being taken to your face and everything is being taken out of your skin. I'm not going to lie, it does hurt a little. Also, there was some redness on my forehead and some on my cheeks. When the serum was being applied, I felt it ooze out of my skin. It was very heavy at first but as the hours went on it did lighten up.

There was a bit of redness and I did feel greasy. My skin felt a little gross afterward, but after a few hours it did lighten up and my skin felt baby soft.

They then applied an anti-aging moisturizer and eye treatment then it's done!

After a while, the feeling lightens up and I started to see the glow. The hyperpigmentation that I have is also lightening up.

I would definitely do this again. By the time I got home I was completely awe-struck with my skin. I also love to double up on treatments so I did a sheet mask (something light) to help do some more goodness to the skin.

Here's my skin afterward, sorry I forgot to do a before :(



If you're considering doing this procedure here's a little list of do's and don't's...

Prior to your treatment, you should avoid...


  • Getting Botox, Chemical Peel, any facial waxing or do any aggressive to your skin for 24 hours prior
  • Don't exfoliate of any kind ( no manual exfoliation or chemical exfoliation) for 3-5 days before. 
Afterwards...

Avoid excessive sun exposure as well as prior to your treatment (as you should normally)

Introduce new skin care treatments because your skin is all new! But again no exfoliation like a sheet mask would be great, something soothing or brightening. 

Let me know if you guy's ever had it and what your experience was like! 


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