Monday, March 31, 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: SpringTime OOTD + Review

Hello Sweets!
I've been away, I know! But today I was like, I got a minute, I'll Blog!!
I miss you all, and I hope you missed me too?

This post is brought to you courtesy of
I got a floral top and bag from them for review and so, I decided to create a look incorporating both items they sent to me. 

Here's my overall look.  
Happy picture Because I'm Happy!!!

SO, Now that you've seen the look, I'll do my review of 

I've heard about SammyDress for a while now and reviews have been mixed about the website/company. 
Personally, I have experienced both the good and bad. 
Y'all know I love being real with you all whether I'm reviewing something I bought, or something that was sent to me. 

The first time SammyDress PR contacted me, things were horrible to say the least. I won't go into much detail, but the bottom line was that I never got what was supposed to be sent for review. 
A few weeks after I'd taken my mind off of their bad customer service/PR, I got contacted again by their company. 
I flat out declined the review request. BUT the PR person that contacted me mentioned to me that their company had upgraded and apologized on the company's behalf for my previous bad experience. 
I decided to give them a benefit of the doubt and accepted their apology. And then I chose this pretty floral top and a cute bag since spring weather is upon us. 

The products came in exactly 2 weeks and 3 days after she said it was sent. They arrived in good condition in a nice package. I pulled both out and here they are! Also in separate bags/covers. 

The shirt below. When I got it , I was like ok. Nice! I loved the material, the quality and the colors. I was expecting a floral shirt and it was floral. However when I was writing this blog post and wanted to get the direct product link, I discovered that the shirt I got (and now love) wasn't actually the exact one I chose on their website. They look similar, but this one does not look exactly like what I saw on their website. (I don't know if this is something common, but it certainly is worth mentioning in this review, don't cha think?)

And the bag below. 

The bag was EXACTLY the same as I saw on their website. Direct link here

The seams and quality is nice, I really LOVE this bag. I'll be carrying it a lot in the upcoming months. Especially with summer around the corner. Loving the color blocks and how SPACIOUS the bag is! Y'all, I Love BIG BAGS!

The bag has one small zip on one side and two small side pockets on another side on the inside of the bag. 
That's a lot of sides in one sentence, but I hope the picture helps you understand. 

 It also came with additional long shoulder straps. But I don't need that and so I won't be using it.

This bag is for the girl who loves her purses big.  And I DO!!! I stuffed it with so much for the picture below.

If you stuff it too much, the zipper won't close and the multicolored snaps won't snap... which kinda makes the bag lose it's shape... so... yeah.. I love it as seen above when everything is closed nicely. 

So overall, I love the products I got from them. The shirt wasn't exactly as advertised on their website but the bag is dead on!

Now let's get into some picture spams. There are many pictures so brace yourself for the craziness. Pharell William's - Happy has been stuck in my head for a while now! And I am indeed Happy!

Minimal makeup and accessories with my larger than life hair completed the look. 
The picture below reminds me of Lupita Nyongo when she won the Oscars. lol.. 

Y'all know I love wedged shoes because they're about the only way I can wear high heels on the wheelchair. 

Tired of the pictures yet?

My photographer was in a great mood, and so was I. Interestingly, I chose not to narrow down pictures this time, sooo.. y'all get to see pretty much all the pictures we took.

I was relieving pressure off my butt below. One has to do pressure reliefs a lot if you're seating almost all day.

Look, candid picture!

The wind had fun with my hair

 Alright, this post is definitely LOADED with pictures.

 And I'm not even done...

Alright that should do it. lol... I'll stop with the picture spam now. Nail Polish on hands and feet: China Glaze - Riveting. 

My overall review of SammyDress.Com is that, You should proceed with caution. When it comes to online shopping, anything can happen right? I Love the products I was sent for review, and they are pretty and nice quality. The bag exceeded my expectations. 
I have my eyes on a few other bags on their website, and if this one is anything to go by, I'll definitely be buying more bags from their website soon. I love the price range on their website and I like that they carry fashionable things... I am however sad about the mixed reviews I keep seeing, and 2 weeks or more is a pretty long time to wait for a product, BUT you have to keep in mind, they have free shipping on most items and they are very affordable. 

I hope y'all enjoyed my picture spam and this ootd. Feel free to leave me a comment below or ask me more questions. 

That's it for now. 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Bag and Shirt were sent for review. Opinions are 100% mine. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bridesmaid Duties OOTD - Wedding Flow

Hello Everybody!
Hope y'all are feeling well.. 
On the blog today is a post with an outfit I wore as a bridesmaid at my friend's wedding this past weekend in Atlanta. 

This was my second time being a bridesmaid in my life - the first time I was maid of honor at my godson's mother's wedding. If you know me, you know I love weddings and I always get excited when ANYONE is getting married. Lol.. 

This wedding was a beautiful wedding and I had so much fun!!!
All of us bridesmaids wore pretty blue dresses. Even though the blue looks purple in some lights. 

I only managed to get a few pictures and I hope y'all  what I have here. It was a busy day and before I could get pictures taken, my face was already tired looking and makeup was kinda wearing out.
My hair is from Ideal Hair Arts and I didn't really have on heavy makeup because our dress was already so bright and gorgeous!

Each of us girls looked lovely in our dresses and our bride was glowing in her outfits of the day as well! I would show pictures of her that I took with my camera, but I have no permission to do that.

I personally had to be careful in this dress. lol.. The top part took some skills to not spill out my goodies especially while dancing. BUT there were no accidents and that's great!

My bff was the maid of honor at the wedding because the bride was her cousin. 
Here she is. 

The picture below is blurry I know, but this was our entrance.

My friend below was the one who had my camera almost all day while we performed bridesmaid duties, and she took a lot of blurry pictures. Lol.. although I still thank her for taking some lovely pictures. 
Say hi to our photog of the day.  (She was matching our bridesmaid color. Lol)

Here's the bff and I. In a kinda blurry picture taken by the lady above. Lol.. 
We didn't get to take much pictures together for my camera cos she was running around performing MOH duties. 
P.S: I did her makeup, and you should ignore my weird looking hair in this picture. 

And that's it for now y'all. 

Once again, I LOVE WEDDINGS and I Had a wonderful time at this one.
Next time I'm in a wedding party, I'll certainly BE SURE to take pictures right after getting dressed and doing my makeup. At this wedding, I did the brides makeup for her reception look and so, I didn't have time to focus on myself as the bride was our focus (as it should be anyway).

I hope y'all enoyed this little peek into my life.
Have a wonderful new week everybody.
Till Later, God Bless.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Coloring my hair from Ideal Hair Arts - Ombre DIY Hair

Hello everyone.

How are y'all doing today?
On the blog is a post on how I DIY Ombre my hair!!

I had black hair that I wanted to graduate into brown/blonde, and so I thought to do it myself because I am after all the DIY Lady. 
I attempted DIY Ombre hair before and I blogged about it then, but as you all might remember, that experience wasn't so great.
This time around, I did some things differently and my result made me happy!
Be the judge. Look below, whatcha think?

As I stated earlier, this hair is the one I reviewed previously on the blog by ideal hair arts. I am also wearing a closure from them. I didn't bleach the closure so that the colors graduate nicely into each other.

Now to the technical part.
How I did this.

These are the basic things I used. A 40 developer and bleach. Yep, no extra color was used for my hair. Just bleaching and developer.

I mixed it both in a bowl and made sure the consistency was like this. Kind of creamy but not runny.

I used a toothbrush as seen in the mixture bowl above to apply the mixture on the hair. I bleached the hair before sewing it on. This made things so easy and helped make sure that I got the bleach to exact the parts I wanted it. Things went really fast and I didn't take pictures because I was using both of my hands for this process.

I applied the bleach in layers an I tried to use the brush to apply strokes so that I don't have a line of demarcation but actually flow from color to color... I also applied the bleach to the bottom of the hair, waited about 10 minutes and then applied bleach to the next section to create a graduated color.

Reason for waiting between color is so that one section bleaches more than the other section. Total bleaching time was like 30 minutes for each bundle of hair.

I wrapped in the foil paper, and I checked on the coloring at various intervals to make sure it was fine.

p.s: be careful when opening the foil wrapper, it gets hot yo!!!

And here are all 4 bundles all done, washed, deep conditioned and hanging on a door knob.

Here's the conditioner I used. It was amazing, conditioning is very very important because bleaching hair leaves it dry and nearly damaged which makes it easy to break. So you want to make sure you condition it well after the process.

I didn't use shampoo- because that really strips the hair and since it wasn't dirty, as I had washed it after before decided to color it I rinsed a lot though to ensure the bleach was off completely.

And also I use this amazing argan oil by crème of nature, it was really the icing on the cake.

p.s; this is ALL I use on my weaves. Nothing else. No hair sprays no nothing

This was the braiding pattern I sewed on. I have to thank a friend of mine for helping me with this part as I usually dread braiding my own hair before I sew on it.

I didn't mind the size or perfect-ness of the braids, no one would see them so I didn't care. But they are actually neat and nice.

The picture below shows one bundle of hair after it got dry and I was ready to sew it on, this picture s not edited and so you can see the true color of the ombre hair.

As you can see too, this hair from ideal hair arts bleached well, and still retained it natural curls. You must remember, this was the same hair I wore for a couple of months previously and I have washed this hair for about 5 times total now.

And voilà!!!!

Also, I tried something dramatic with my eye makeup but bahhh, this isn't about my face. It's about the hair. I added some loose curls to it with my Kor hair wand.

That's it for now y'all.
Got questions? Ask away, Till later, God Bless.