6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

Gift Guide for my Single Ladies for Valentines Day

So Valentines Day is around the corner.   I already know the struggle being a single woman I’ve been there. So don’t get in your feelings because you don’t have anyone special to share it with. Please don’t get jealous of the our Twitter and Instagram feed of all the V-day gifts that get posted ladies.  I am a firm believer that you do not need to wait for someone to love you to enjoy Valentines Day. Love yourself hunny. Now  somebody told me that buying a gift for yourself  for Valentines is  pretty pathetic. Hmmmmmm so buying myself a gift and loving myself is pathetic.. Don’t get me to speculate. LOL. To my single hunnies and my ladies that are taken if you want to buy yourself something for Valentines Day go for it.  Self-Love is the best love. We can’t expect to love somebody fully if we don’t love ourselves first.

1: Thigh High Boots:

If you want to feeel extra sexy get some sexy thigh high boots. I know when I put my thigh highs on…. girl I walk a little taller. I feel like a “bad gyal”. So get you sex appeal on get you pair of thigh high boots and go out and have fun.

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These boots are from Forever: Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots/// ShopNow

 

 

 

2: Bouquet of Roses:

Roses scream love! Flowers are feel good for me. I normally don’t get flowers from a lover. So again why wait for flowers to come to you.  Go out and buy yourself some flowers and put them in cute vase. If you know me I would take some pictures of the flowers. You know how I feel about flower aesthetics.

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Treat yourself with nice bouquet of roses or flowers ladies.  I’m on Tiffany Hadish “groupon” kick so if you need a deal on flowers check them out. Order you some flowers and mail them to yourself !

3: Sexy Intimates:

Who said you have to spice up you intimates only when you lover come through. I say get you some sexy lace and feel good now. When a get new panty set, I feel so good and confidence when I look in the mirror.

 

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Ashley Graham Show Stopper Intimates (left)// Nordstrom  ShopNow

Leopard Lace Bra and Panty Set (right)// Forever21 ShopNow

I preferred to get all my intimates from Lane Bryant Caciques . Lane Bryant have an awesome select for Valentines Day in addition they have extended sizes. I think a nice lacy set will put you in a nice sexy feel good mood. So yes hunny I got my set ready.

4: Pour Up some Red wine:

To be honest I never enjoyed red wine until I had me a glass of Jam Jar on NYE. SO hooked now. So yes get you nice glass of wine and drink up and enjoy with you friends or by yourself.

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5: Sexy in Red Lip:

Put on a red lips and see how sexy you get. A red lip scream a temption. So yeah get you nice red lip. You already know I am going to tell you to go out. However if you not in a going out mood take some selfies. Look into the mirror tell yourself Im a fine ass girl hunny ! Yass

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My favorite red I have been sporting ins Smashbox Always On Matte Collection called “Bawse”.  I definitely feel bossy in this shade. Of course its black girl friendly

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SmashBox “Always On Matte” collection in “Bawse”// Sephora ShopNow

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FentyBeauty “Stunna” Lip Paint// Sephora Shop Now

6: Self Care: Bubble Bath 

Treat yourself to nice soothing bubble bath. Get you glass of wine and sit bath and relax and let the bubbles take you away.

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Darling, don’t forget to gall in love with yourself first !

So yes enjoy your Valentine’s Day with yourself. I told you don’t have to wait for a lover to enjoy the day.

 

 

**Feature Photo Credit- Richelle Marie Photography IG: @richellemariephoto 

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Do it for Love or Do for the Culture… It’s February!

Do it for Love or Do for the Culture… It’s February!

O M G January flew by so fast! Like it was just here but… you know the years fly by fast. January was full of excitement. Birthday check ! Blogging check ! Life kinda well it gets a  check ! LOL I really say January was super successful for me as blogger More likes, more content, creativity all of that . I am also proud to announce that I join the BLOG WITH KIM MASTERMIND class. Yes I as blogger I am always open to learn more and more to become a better blogger and writer.

February I have a lot to look forward too. It is the first day of BLACK HISTORY MONTH!  Black history month is everyday for me however it is a special month and it time to celebrate all the black excellence.  So of course going I do some activities in Detroit for Black History Month and talk about black women. Also a little self love and self care this month.  Since I am single person I try to find ways to keep my spirits up. Of course Valentines Day is right around the corner and I dread seeing all the post on social media. Look what bae got! Omg goals all that jive that drives me to drink LOL. So instead of feeling upset, I got a bae this time . My bae is me so I’m going to treat me! Maybe I’ll find a date this month who knows. The best part of this month is going to be BLACK PANTHER!! hands down !  I have to do it for the culture. Yes Blank Panther is going to be release on Feb. 16 and I going to go the first day because I going to be with the group of loud talkers and clappers lol. Fashion Week is coming yay !! Excited to see what gonna come down the runway!

be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear!

BLOG NOTE

I have so many ideas for the blog this month. We still growth phase and I know BLOG with Kim Mastermind class is going to help as a blogger. At the moment no new brand partnerships or collaborations.  Hmmm. Maybe I will reach out to my blogger boo Leah, Beauty and the Muse, and get some things poppin. The blog is going to focus on self care and self love. Of course the budget friendly wear I definitely gonna give yall the fashion on the budget. In addition, I want to focus on black women this month. I am black women and I understand and know all the stigma of being a black women. So are gonna cover that sis. Maybe even highlight few black excellence.

PERSONAL NOTE

For myself I want to take care better care of myself mentally. Eat right for anxiety and health. Wellness is going to be important. Maybe even do a water challenge. Lord know I need to drink more water.  Of course I gonna stay focus on finances . YESSS overtime is coming !! I need it.

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FASHION NOTE

This month I am a big fan of the graphic tees and solid bottoms ( skirts). So you gonna get a lot  of curvy action. I going to play with lots of colors, patterns, and textures. So excited to see what Fashion Week has to offer. Fashion Week in New York is Feb 9 through Feb 16. So I am going to try to recreate some looks. Also, I can’t wait to get  some new magazine to get a preview of the Spring Fashion !!  Of course we are going to keep everything affordable !

February Goals

  1. Continue to grow the blog
  2. Water drinking challenge
  3. Building an email list
  4. Patronize more black business for this month and going forward
  5. Practice self love
  6. Apple Cider Vinger. Didn’t work out well for January. Try again February.
  7. Fenty Beauty Products
  8. Finish reading The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  9. Deep clean my apartment ! Starting with my closet

 

Yes so much to come !

push forward.

 

Alayna

Move in Silence Like Lasagna

Move in Silence Like Lasagna

The older I get the more I understand the phrase move in silence. It that phrase let you now that you got moves, things being plan, execution, and big news .  All those things that let people know that you got some things brewing. But to often I see people typing the phrase move in silence and not actually abiding by the phrase : moveee in silenceee. rated r shut up GIF You don’t have to tell everybody what you doing sis. Also, too many people typing the phrase and not putting any action to it.   Yeah girl she aint doing nothing she said she was doing.  Lastly, sharing your big news can put a damper on your mood because of the wrong. “Yea girl how she get job I think I am more qualified then her.” Smh  hold your horses sis. LOL sis you don’t have tell everybody everything or that you moving in silence. I feel like if you say  something that open the flood gates for bs.

“plot quietly and humbly.  manifest fruitfully and abundantly.

Why is it super important to move in silence ?

  • It is important to move in silence because in all honesty is you plan fully planned out? Are you ready for the big questions? Are you prepared to execute? If you still in the phrase where you are constructing the idea, I think you should move in silence.  Don’t jump the gun. It necessary to keep this to yourself until you have your plan all figure before you execute. Once you got it all figure out you go ahead type in your caption.. “Im moving in silence LOL”

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  • It is important to move in silence because it open up the flood gates for opinions.   V All opinions are not simple or sweet. Some opinions can be critical and leave you feeling a little attack with what you have going.  Not excited anymore ? So be aware that you idea might not reach everybody and that is okay. To avoid being so vulnerable keep it to yourself until you ready. Once you understand that you go ahead and type in your caption..  “Im moving in silence. LOL”
  • It is important to move in silence because I believe you should and want to protect your creativity. This is similar to number 2 but it true too many opinion can cripple your creativity so I say keep it  to yourself. Once you understand your creativity is precious then you can type in your caption, “ I am moving in silence LOL”

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  • Lastly, It is important to move in silence because you already know the hater gon hate. The envious eyes are upon you when you have good news or big plans. I know you want to tell the world your good news but there are jealous people all around us sis. They just can’t help it they love you but they hoping you fall.  To avoid the mood killers keep it to yourself or tell the people that you know are geniunely rooting for you.  Understand this people are going to hate whether your doing bad or good. So once that is understood go head and type that phrase.. Im moving in silence. LOL

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So yes to all my sister hustling, bossing up, and making moves protect yo shit. Excuse my frankness. But in all seriousness I want yall to succeed and also on your way to success I don’t want you get stifle by talking and not doing or getting tripped up by people.  So yes hunny be excited about what you got going on.   We don’t have time for the killing of the vibes. So continue to vibe, stay in your line, don’t compare, please don’t hate on each other and grow. Focus sis or your plans and make moves! SHEEESH in silence tho  🙂

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move in silence ladies.

push forward.

Getting Older!… My mind say yes.. But my body say nooo!

Getting Older!… My mind say yes.. But my body say nooo!

Aye it my birthday!! So freakin awesome !! I am officially 28 years old today.  I am so thankful to be allowed to see another year. Another year to do what I love, to be with my family and friends.  Team Aquarius ! Over the past year I learn a lot about myself. Learn how to cope with my anxiety, learning that its not all about me. I make it a point to get better each year with age. So this is Chapter 28, the pre 30 crisis. Lol  the year of when you start lying about your age. Maybe your under pressure with getting you life together. Or when you body start breaking down. I know its you! The one that getting sleepy in the club before midnight. LOL  Embracing the struggle. I going face getting older head on ! 

You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream !! – C.S Lewis

So on todays blog post I thought I could introduce myself. I feel like my reader to should know I bit more about me.  SO why not give you 28 Random things about me !! I’m letting yall in

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28 Random Things About Me

  1. I am the only child.

  2. Born in raised in Detroit. I absolutely love how the city is coming along. Even tho gentrification is in full affect  

  3. I am the biggest cry baby know to man. I cry when I am happy, sad, and mad. I really can’t help
  4. I am a super goofy girl. I always being silly. I love to laugh and make people laugh.
  5. My name was supposed to be DeAnna but mom though people was going to pronounce it wrong. So she change my name to Alayna. Little do she know Alayna mispronounce then ever. Lol thank mommy  ( A-LAY-NA) 🙂
  6. My favorite quote of all time: Coco Chanel: “Beauty Begins the Moment you Decide to be yourself”. This quote is something I wish I saw when I was younger. Absolutely needed this quote to confirm to my younger self that it is okay to be yourself. I struggle with for a long time.

  7. I have five tattoos and I want to get more.

  8. I obessed with black men that have huge beards. LOL OMG they are so sexy.

  9. My favorite food is french fries. FRIES OVER GUYS

  10. If I could live anywhere I would pick Atlanta, Georgia.  You thought I was going to say somewhere out of the country.
  11. The only books are read are biographies, African American culture studies , and self care books.
  12. Psalms 23 is my favorite bible chapter because I find comfort everytime I read it

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  13. Hayet Rida, Rochelle of Beauticurve, Kelly Augustine, and Essie Golden are my favorite fashion bloggers.

  14. I started blogging because I had a low self esteem for years. I was looking for myself. I found myself and voice through my blog

  15. R&B and Soul music does something to my soul. I can listen to R&B/ soul all day every day.

  16. J. Cole is my husband. lol my husband in my head.

  17. I try to shot my shoot in this guy DMs. I had crush oh in when  I was in middle school. I still waiting on his response lol. Im holding on lol

  18. I threw the first pitch at Detroit Tigers Baseball Game when I was 16  years old. My name was on Jumbotron.

  19. I wish I grew up in the hip hop 90s age. Instead I was born in the 90s but that is cool too!! 🙂

  20. My name is Alayna and I am addicted to Fruit Snacks !
  21. If I could be any animal I would love to be a zebra. Zebras are so unique, and they stand out. Just like me !
  22. I think cantaloupe and honey dew is nastiest fruit ever.
  23. I admire Michelle Obama. When they go low we go high !

  24. I am afraid of large bodies of water.
  25. Number 3 is my favorite number
  26. When I 5 years old  I wanted to be police officer and a doctor at the same time. Ambitious I know !
  27. Then when I was like 13 I wanted to be a fashion designer. And this is still something I want to do as a fashion blogger. If I ever get the chance I want to have my own fashion line 🙂

  28. Year 28 is going to best yet to come.  I know something awesome and big is going to happen for me. Opportunities

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ON THE FASHION TIP:

As fashion blogger I love to play with vibrant colors. So this time I played with primary colors.  Red, Blues and Yellows.  Those are consider primary colors according to color wheel. Yeah yeah I have to bring my art education to the for front lol.

I really want to highlight the sweater. I got 1x on the sweater however I need a 2x because my chest took up most of the shirt. So peep the stomach… it was showing. So I will tell everyone if you like the sweater get it one size bigger.

I got the sweater… Come on you should already know the deal:  forever 21

Sweater: Plus Size Fuzzy Ribbed Knit Sweater// Forever21 (LINK)

Shoes: Esprit Halona Lace Up Combat Booties (LINK)

Bag: Faux Croc Box (Similar)

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So hopeful you all was able to understand me the girl behind the blog . Laugh a little and hopeful you were all able to feel my energy on my birthday.

Thank you all for reading. Please like and share this blog post. Also follow me on my social media accounts. I am the same girl .

**Photo Credit- Richelle Marie Photography IG: @richellemariephoto 

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