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 …

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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 …

Michigan Central Station: A Photo Tour

Since the day I was born til yesterday I have never seen so many people in front of the historic Michigan Central Station. Its closed back in 1988. This building has been abandon for years. Now, I always admire architectural style of the building however I never been this close until Friday. Friday was the day that old station enter into its new phase.  If you haven’t heard Ford Motor Company is now the new owners of  old train station.  Ford has as plans to turn this building into a mobility focused lab. I can see new housing, retail shops coming to Corktown . So great to see this building be used after standing vacant for year.. Lets bring some jobs to the city, I am for it ! So on Friday I got the chances to take a self tour of the old train station. Take a glimpse into the past. Little history This building was built : June 1912 -December 1913 Architect: Warren and Wetmore Style: Beaux-Arts Location Corktown, Detroit MI Take a look at a few of my pictures I capture….. Practicing a bit with camera this past weekend! Small Selfie Break Location: 2198 Michigan Ave, Detroit …

The Importance of Female Camaraderie

The stereotype when women come together is that we are always divided.  Trying to find any reason to claw out each other eyes. I also heard that we don’t root for one another when other wins. As a black woman I know it all to well. It is a huge stigma against black women I know yall believe because you see  it all on TV.. reality TV tell women that we will rather see yall drag each other to make a quick buck.  Do I really need to name the shows… come on now you probably watching one of them right now ! I’m not going to lie to you sis I am guilty as charge. I keep up with the shows too. Women against women sells! However, in all honestly I am over it! I am over seeing women fighting each over men. Or women not rooting for one another because of their own insecurities. I simply over the jealously, and unhealthy competitiveness . Please do not get caught up in that nonsense.   We need to stand up for our sis. Have her back !  Be a true friend because it is hard out here trying to navigate these …

Life is Better with a Pineapple

Enjoying the Simple Thing in Life So here is the story and how I got to a happy place from a pineapple. So 5 days prior to all of this happiness in these pictures I learn that I only had few dollars left in my bank account. I was so hurt because I still needed to pay a couple a bills and the due date was right around the corner. I honestly did not know what to do. I called my mom crying on the phone because I knew I messed up ! I was having to much fun and  not watching my money. So my money was official “funny”.  I had to ask my parents for the money … Noooooo!!!  I hate asking my parents for money because I feel like I can’t handle my business without coming to them.  For the past few of days I have been counting  my money… making sure I don’t overdraft my account.  Anywho, I plan to get my financial back together. I been getting great tips for the Broke Millennial book. Also, I plan to create another savings account (nest egg). So when hard time hit I am not drastically impacted.  Let …

It’s June!

Wow can you believe it ! The months are going by so fast. May has been a great month for Fashionlayn.  I got a chance to hang out with Eloquii and celebrate the new store opening at Twelve Oaks Mall. In addition, I went to a few other events. I got a chance to try on high end clothes with 11 Honore and Jadore Detroit, and I got center with Femology and Lululemon. I had a blast this month. Networking with other women and brands really put me in a better mind state.  I feel more confident now to reach out to brand. Also I feel like Fashionlayn is finally making a small dent. So it is time to get the ball rolling. Its June and I am catching up.  I got a lot of things to look forward to this month. More events,  collaborations, and goals that need to be met. This month I am taking care of business. Focus and dive in deep into my creativity. Fashion Note  This month is all about color.  Yes it is Pride Month and I want to focus on all the colors of the rainbow when it comes to my fashion style. …

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