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Friday, August 18, 2017

EPIC GIVEAWAY: FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

Hello loves, 
The title of this post pretty much tells you what I am here to tell you today!

However, stay with me for a bit while I ramble on why I am doing this ultimate giveaway!

As most of you know, about a year ago, I married the love of my life. We will be celebrating our one year anniversary in September and so we have been reminiscing and thinking back to the days when we were planning our wedding. 

For most brides-to-be, picking out their wedding dress is the biggest task they had during wedding planning. But for me, the hardest part of wedding planning was picking out a photographer and a videographer because I know of the importance of having trustworthy vendors (who are also within my budget) to capture the highlights of our wedding day. 

We do not regret our decision to go with the duo we chose for the job because we have watched our wedding video over and over again and the pictures from our wedding day serve as great home decor master pieces. Also, as most of you probably know by now, Our wedding highlight video, and wedding photos have made quite the rounds on the inter-webs because the vendors captured our love in the most beautiful way.

With all that being said, we know things can get pretty expensive really quickly if you are doing a full blown wedding and so every little bit of help count! I get emails frequently from people who watch my youtube vlogs and saw our wedding video asking me about wedding planning and money saving tips. We also notice it is proposal season and lots of couples are picking their wedding dates!

All of these reasons, in addition to wanting to show my appreciation to everyone who support me is why my husband and I are very happy to be hosting this giveaway in partnership with our wedding photographer (Damell Photography) and videographer (D2tography) to give one lucky WINNER a wedding day Photo and Video Package!


The MAIN requirement to enter this giveaway is to have a wedding date between January 2018-September 2018

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WINNER will be announced on September 20th (and notified via their email address)

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Watch my youtube video about this giveaway below:

Please Note: The WINNER is responsible for Travel and Accommodation of both the photographer and videographer. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

THE BEST STRAIGHT HAIR & CLOSURE? ft Sorelle World Hair

Hello and welcome back here!
Hope you're  having a good day. 

Today I am showcasing what I  dare to call the best straight hair I have ever worn. I got this from http://sorelleworld.com/
I have a review video up on youtube and you can watch that below. 


Now let's talk about the hair. I am seriously in love with it. The lustre, the volume, everything is bomb! 

I made it into a wig all by myself and I am quite proud. 
What you see is 3 bundles (24, 22, 20) and an 18 inches closure (that I didn't have to bleach). I  tweezed the closure a bit and added some concealer to make it more realistic. I am completely in love with the outcome and quality of the hair. 

To get 10% off your purchase on Sorelleworld.com use the code: THEDIYLADY
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Thanks for coming by.God Bless.
P.S: Don't forget to watch  my review video below: I also share my hacks to laying your wigs/closure FLAT in the video.



Monday, July 24, 2017

Thrive! Don't Just Survive...

Hello World, 
How are you all doing? Hope everyone is having a lovely start to the week. 
Over the course of my blogging, I realized I never truly shared what my goal for blogging was with you guys. 

I enjoy sharing my style posts with you all and I even loved the days when I was focused on sharing my nail polish and painting adventures with y'all. But in recent times, I've taken my Youtube channel more seriously and I started sharing more "behind the scenes moments" with you guys. I love the seemingly perfect pictures and poses on my blog, but I honestly just want to tell you all to please follow my youtube channel so that you can see the "real life" moments that happens. 



My wheelchair style posts all began because I wanted to be the answer that comes up when a newly disabled person googles "how to look cute in a wheelchair" 

Shortly after my car accident, I found myself googling similar questions and wondering if I could still look cute on a wheelchair. I would search for things like "What kind of clothes should I buy as a wheelchair user", "Cute girls on wheelchair" and lots more! 

It may sound shallow but I was really concerned about my looks once the doctors told me I could no longer walk again. As most of you know, I had a car accident that resulted in a spinal cord Injury that left me with the only options of using a wheelchair for mobility.

Despite the tragic accident and it's effect on my body, I was somehow able to go on living a very optimistic life determined to live above my disability and prove to myself and others that NOTHING would hold me back from being my absolute best. 


I am not a Pro at this yet, but I honestly hope that my journey inspires everyone out there - disabled or not-  to thrive and not just survive

I don't want this post to get too long or preachy, so I'll stop here with this message: 
The devil can't take your calling, but he can take your confidence...so, don't let him catch you slipping... #BeBold #YouAreAForce

Be determined to rise above all that could be holding you down. Difficult days will come, but persevere and show the world that you are a force to be reckoned with. 



The Top I am wearing in this post is from Tobi. CLICK HERE.

Thank you guys for visiting my blog. 
Please don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel. I post videos every Wednesday and Fridays. 
That's it for now, Till later God Bless. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Networking and meeting Claire Sulmers of the Fashion Bomb Daily

Hello World, 
Today I am excited to share with you pictures from an event I attended this past weekend. If you follow me on snapchat and instagram, I'm sure that you know by now that Claire Sulmers of the fashion bomb daily hosted her famous Cocktails with Claire event here in Dallas Texas. I vlogged the event and will have that post on my youtube channel tomorrow, so make sure you CLICK HERE to be subscribed. 



The all white affair was all about female entrepreneurship and the building of your brand. I learnt so much from all the ladies on the panel.
I chose to go with a simple laid back look and nude shoes/bag, but gave my face a bit of color by using my all time favorite red lip stain from sephora (Always red). 
With Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily
My favorite part of the event, aside from the yummy food and wealth of knowledge, was getting to network and meet with some lovely ladies. 








I had a lot of fun and hope to attend more events like this in the future. 

Thank you so very much for visiting. Stay tuned for tomorrow's vlog for more exciting clips from this event and my entire weekend. 
Till Later, God bless.