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Single Life Series | 30 and Single

Hey good people. Happy Valentines Day! How you feeling? I know I feeling good, just showing myself with some extra love today. Now, I would never thought I would still be a single woman. I had my life mapped out so differently, mmkay! I knew for sure I was going to be married by 25 so forth and so forth. Well I am off my so call plan for 5 years. I am 30 years old and I am single. Prefect combination, right?! Surprisingly, I feel okay about. I am riding the wave. Just continuing on with my life. On today’s post I am sharing my personal thoughts on my single life and dating as a millennial.Also, I am going to tell you why I think I am still single! Let’s go. The Single Life So, I am single like $1 dollar bill, okay. If you would have told me that I would be going on decade as a single woman, chilllleeee I would not believe you. “Welp believe it, sis.” I am 30 and there are no new prospects or no dating what so ever. (Lol, well I do have a crush on someone.) However, if I heard wedding …

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Single Life Series | 10 Things To Stop Saying to Your Single Friends

Hey lovelies, I am back with another post from “Single Life Series”. Now if you been reading, you know that I have been single for quite some time, okay. Like I said on my last post my single status has been my choice, or force upon me unwilling. Anyway, over the course of time I have found myself in many conversation about being “single”. Certainly some things said in this conversation about my relationship status has made me uncomfortable and annoyed. As single person, we get a lot of annoying advice from people that mean well. However there are some things that single folks want people, like our friends and family members to stop saying to us. On today post I want to share my top 10 things you should stop saying to your single friends! Note: If you would like to shop the look, click here. My Experiences Last year, my uncle comes over to my parent’s house to get his gifts for holiday. He greets me with love. Before we can even sit down, he blurts out…. “Alayna!! Where’s your boyfriend?” At this point my inside are heating up. He has literally been asking me this question since …

Why I Am Over Setting Resolutions in 2020

How has 2020 and the month of January treating you? I know for myself, so far I doing everything I supposed to do. I have been trying to get into a rhythm. I’m not going to lie it been hard. I set a resolution every year. My resolutions range from fitness, eating healthier, and self care. However, like most resolution I set, they become too hard to achieve. It maybe unrealistic or super vague. No action plan oh how I am going to tackle this kind of change. The next thing I know I become unmotivated within the 2 week or month mark and abandon them. I am over setting a resolutions for the new years.  You can say I am “anti- resolutions” this time around. Instead I am setting intentions. Setting an intention is different approach to goal setting. Goals represent a future plan. (Nothing wrong with goal setting). To amp up our goals, setting a intention everyday give purpose, I intend to …. To add, they work alongside our lifestyle. An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance. -John Maxwell My Intentions I …

8 Ways To Be A More Confident Person

Time and time again I get in a bit of a funk with how things are going in life. I want this.. I need this to.. Simply, I just want to be well established in my blogging career. When I see others making waves, I start doubting myself and my abilities. Next thing I know I start comparing myself to others, leaving me feeling less confident! Often times I have remind myself who I am and how many things I have accomplished in life and as blogger. You can’t compare your successes and what you’ve done to others works and triumphs.  I have to stay in my lane and work hard to get to where I want to be. I have to be more confident in myself and my abilities. So on today’s post I will share 8 ways on how to be more confident person in your everyday life! Take Care of Self: Start by adopting a healthier lifestyle by eating healthier choices and/or working out . You will feel amazing when your body is working at its absolute best- boost self confidences.  To start I have been watching what I eat, and drink. I drink 2 34oz of …

The Cover | FashionLayn’s Picks of the Month

On the cover of August’s issue is Alayna. Yayyyy!! LOL  Just trying to give myself a boost of self confidence. My dream has always been to be on a cover of someone’s fashion magazine. When People’s Style Watch was a thing, I always knew that one day I was going to get featured.  However, that days has not came yet and the magazine is discontinued. I decided to design my own magazine cover and put myself on it. Why not? You know, just having fun, bring creative, and boosting myself in the process. Anyway, the reason why I designed a cover because I noticed that  most cover star have a section in the magazines that they showcase all these favorite picks. Since I am on the cover lol, on today’s post I am sharing with you  all my favorite products & colors for the month of July. I think I am going to make this a monthly thing. These products and colors have been my holy grails for the month. So scroll down and check out the fictional cover and check out all the items I am loving. “These are a few of my Favorite Things.” Milk Cosmetics Hydro Grip Primer …

Black Girl Sunscreen| Will This Protect My Melanin?| Product Review

Black does not crack! Well what I have to say to that is if you do not take care of it properly then it will certainly wear. Drinking water, minding your business, and a good SPF can have you skin in tip top shape. Speaking of SPF I purchase the Black Girl Sunscreen from Target. This product is just in time for the summer. Detroit is seriously heating up, Okay! I need all the protection I can get from the hot sun. Hmm, maybe Jackie Ania, a Youtuber, brainwashed me into using SPF lol.  I have not use SPF in quite some time. Anyway I am trying out sunscreen, on my body, for the first time since I was a young girl in summer camp. On today’s blog post I will be reviewing the “Black Girl Sunscreen“. Before I get into this review, let me tell you a few reasons why I never wore sunscreen. I know my kinfolks can understand my gripe with sunscreens, in general. First, I believe that my darker skin already protected me from the sun. Sunscreen protection was not something we discuss as much growing up Sunscreen I though was another product to waste my …

Sweater Weather

New Hair, New Sweater, New Look… who is this ?I am feeling myself.  Lol I decided to take the casual approach last weekend. I enjoy being creative when it comes to fashion but somethings I appreciate my simple looks. To be honest this really how I dress all the time.  Everyday look !! Finally it is chilly enough in Detroit to rock a sweater. This weekend it was about 53 degrees… so me and mom took to the street of Downtown Detroit and walk up and down Gratiot Ave. We check out the local stores, and the record shop and enjoyed each others company.  Sidenote: If you are ever in Detroit, you have to visit Eastern Market to see all the local vendors and shops, and dope murals. It is IG worthy lol. Days like this I really cherish the most. Days that I get to have fun with my mom. My mom is real MVP because she definitely believes and me and all my dreams This will be day I will always remember !! FashionLayn Outfit Deets.. Again, I was going for the casual look. This outfit is literally what I wear every weekend. It is my everyday look. …

It’s August

August has to be the busiest month for me personally. I have my vacation already booked to Atlanta ! On The Run Tour II  and everything else under the sun.  I am so ready for this vacation. I need a break from it all. That brings me to the subject of  “de-stressing” . While I am on vacation I plan to leave every behind that has been bothering me or holding back to the side and focus on having another fun filled trip in ATL !  This month we are going to focus de-stress our lives while bring dope fashions to blog! FASHION NOTE Can you smell Fall.. nah I can’t lol. I am having to much fun enjoying the summer. However, you know the fall fashions pieces are going to start showing up in the stores. I am ready for the deep, bold colors. So how can we bring bit of fall fashion while we still soaking up the summer sun?  Well I am going to test this out this month. I want to try out more brands like Pretty Little Things, Shein, and SimplyBe. BLOG NOTE Launch of the self care planner is here. It will be launch …

It’s July

Just like this month issue of Essence.. “Take Back Your Joy.”  I was super inspired by the tune of magazine. Black women celebrating ways they found happiness and joy in there life and I think I need to focus my concentration. I need more joy, peace, and smiles. When I think of the month of July, I see celebration and happiness. Fashion Note This month I want to still focus on bring lots and lots of color. I still want to get into a bathing suit before we switch are attention to fall clothing.. You know it coming.  Also I want to try out 2 different brands that I never brought to the blog. Shein and Pretty Little Things.com. These online stores have plus size items that I heard a lot of good things about . I am so ready to try these stores ! Blog Note This month I want to still focus on being a student. Focus my attention on learning more about blogging and bettering my platform. I also want to launch of few self care templates  this month. So stay tuned for self care templates they are coming this month for sure !! Lastly I am …

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