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My Favorite Tech Items As A Blogger

As a blogger and content creator, there a few gadgets that you just have to have. I’ll admit that some items are just for kicks but most of them are definitely MUST Haves! In this post, I’ll share with you the items that I use the absolute most!


Daily, I use my iPhone to begin drafts for my blog, take photos, and keep up with all of my social media and emails. I really depend on iPhone drastically to keep me connected.


For more important posts (Paid/Sponsored) and YouTube video editing I use my HP Touch screen laptop. I love this laptop because it’s super powerful, has 1TB of storage, and it’s super easy transport. I take it almost everywhere.


When editing my YouTube videos, I use Cyberlink Power Director. This software is very affordable, easy to use, and allows you to create high quality videos in all formats. I highly recommend this software, I’ve been using it for years.



Though I use my iPhone for instagram photos when I’m about town, I primarily prefer my Sony a500 camera for my pictures. I love having high quality pics for both my blog and instagram. Without question, I always use my Sony a5000 when I’m creating sponsored/collaboration posts.

I love the Sony a5000 because of its compact size, making it easy to travel with, and because it takes super crisp photos and videos. This camera is worth the investment.


As far as my lighting setup, I use ring lights. Ring lights are best for filming situation because they are easy to move about my home, affordable, and they produce the perfect amount of light for filming and photography needs.

Though I have used umbrella lights in the past and they worked pretty good too. As I grew as a blogger, (you will too) I progressed to ring lighting.

I will suggest beginning with a ring light if possible especially if you’re a beauty blogger/influencer.

I hope this post helps you on your road to becoming a blogger or youtuber!

Fashion Trends Lifestyle

Fun Ideas For Developing Your Own Unique Style

Developing your own unique style isn’t something that happens by accident. This is something you do by experimenting, and really staying committed to the idea of being comfortable choosing an outfit and enjoying it with little stress. Your outfits should be practical and make you feel good about yourself. If they don’t, then you should definitely take a look at some of the tips here that will help you to develop your own unique style.

Find Muses That You Can Take Ideas From

Start by finding fashion muses that you can take ideas from. Remember, this isn’t about copying them – you want to find your own style, not rip style ideas off from somebody else. However, you can pay attention to how they seem to have mixed up their patterns and colors and layered items so that you can do the same with your outfits. Follow pages that you enjoy looking at on Instagram and save outfits you really love for later. You never know when this back catalogue of nice outfits might come in handy to help you dress yourself!

Build Up A Solid Jewelry Collection So You Can Experiment

Something else you want to do is build up a solid jewelry collection. Having plenty of jewelry means you can continue experimenting with your look. Pile on the gold rings for women, wear statement necklaces and earrings, and just have fun with the pieces you wear. They can seriously enhance an outfit, so failure to accessorize is not an option. Even if you want to go for a more minimal look, some jewelry is a must. You can use it to show off your personality and enhance your look perfectly.

Figure Out How You Want Your Outfit To Make You Feel

How do you want to feel in your outfit? By figuring out how you want to feel first you can then build your outfit better. Do you want to feel cool and comfortable? Then throw on some jeans, trainers, and an oversized jumper. Do you want to feel flirty and girly? Maybe a skirt with a t-shirt tucked in and some boots.


Take Pictures To Document Your Look

Always take pictures to document your look. You can then go back and assess what you thought looked good and what you didn’t enjoy so much. Sometimes, you can only learn when you actually wear an outfit why it did or didn’t work. If you were super comfortable all day and felt great, you know it’s a winner. If you got irritated with something you were wearing, you know not to wear it again. It’s all about learning from what you’ve worn in the past.

Book An Appointment With A Personal Stylist

It’s ok to get some help if you need it. Not everybody was born with a natural eye for style! Book an appointment with a personal stylist and you’ll get an idea of the colors and shapes that suit you best.


Do you have any tips? Leave a comment!


Dinner at FireBirds Wood Fire Grill Hoover, AL

This weekend, I decided to take a mini road trip to Hoover,AL to visit my sister Diamond. We did a little shopping at Riverchase Galleria and Ross.

FireBirds’ was really nice, the setting was very cute and cozy. Perfect for date night. Though this was my first time ever visiting, it felt familiar for some reason. I loved it! The staff were super friendly as so was the food!

Here’s what I had:

Lobster & Spinach Queso Dip

We started with Lobster & Spinach Queso with tortilla chips, where they also served us a hot fresh bread loaf (I live for bread).

Then of course we had drinks! We both indulged in “The Double Black Diamond”.

“The Double Black Diamond”

For dinner, I was craving beef, so I ordered a cheeseburger well done with fries. This burger was DELICIOUS!! I rarely ever order burgers at swanky sit down restaurants. This was great move for me! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Amazon Shopping Holidays Lifestyle

Best Gifts For Him & Her This Holiday Season | Amazon Shopping

This year I’m making my Holiday shopping easier by using and I’m starting early. Starting early, if you can, insures that you get all of your desired gifts shipped in a timely fashion! And also it reduces the risks of not having particular items in stock. What a nightmare right!!

Being that I don’t have a long list of people to buy for, shopping should be rather easy peasy! Here are  a few items that I should suggest for those guys and gals on your lists!

If you are looking to buy for a male friend(s), I have a few suggested gifts that I think he would enjoy.

Cologne Gift sets are always a hit, I have not met a guy yet that didn’t enjoy a nice designer cologne set.

Gadgets and Tech Gifts are great gifts, but you just have to know how much tech your guy likes, would he enjoy a smart watch or a fancy fitness tracker, a drone, or wireless ear buds.

Travel Accessories are really great gifts for him (if he loves to travel). I feel like everyone who travels a lot can stand a few extra pieces for traveling.

Now for you guys shopping for the girl(s) in your life, The same rules and thought process applies.

Perfume Gift Sets. Women love to smell nice, and guys you love it too. It’s always great to know what types of scent she likes, though we love to wear scents that we know you love too!


Gadgets and Tech Gifts are great for girls too! We love our smart watches, fitness trackers and wireless head phones.


Travel Accessories or Handbags are great for the girl on the go or the girl who loves her bags!! I love bags! I can never have enough handbags!


I hope my guide to gift giving helps! Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!



Lifestyle Travel

My Weekend In Las Vegas, NV – December 18

I went to Vegas again! This was my second and last trip to Las Vegas of 2018. Vegas is one of my favorite places to go! So much fun, so many things to see, so much to do, and all the Amazing eats! I have been to Vegas many times and each time is as equally fun because I do new things and stay at different Casino Resorts each time!

This time I stayed at Tropicana Las Vegas! This was my first time and it was great! The staff was super friendly and it was located in an Awesome spot, making it super easy to get to some of my favorite spots!

Here is the view outside the balconies of Tropicana Las Vegas bungalows.

The views are beautiful, scenic, and the sounds of the waterfalls are so relaxing.

If you are planning a trip to Vegas soon, you most definitely want to stay on “The Strip”. This is where all the “Happening” is! I have stayed both South and North strip. I love either side, but if you are looking for the high-end shopping experince you will enjoy the North end of the strip. The South end of the strip is incredibly fun and appears (in my opinion) t0 be more kid friendly because there are many attractions for them like the M&M and Reeses candy shops, Roller Coaster rides and much more.

Ok! Let’s talk about dining!! My first night, I had dinner in the MGM Grand at Emeril’s by Emeril Lagasse of Foodnetwork.

Emeril’s inside MGM Grand

Lobster Bisque

Robert Irvine’s inside Tropicana Las Vegas.

Night 2, I dined at Rober Irvine’s inside Tropicana.

Liver & Onions

Salmon & Roasted Vegtables

Las Vegas is the perfect get-away to experience some amazing dining, shopping, and whatever else that tickles your fancy!

My Tips for Planning a trip to Las Vegas

I would suggest booking well in advance to get more for your money. Booking in advance helps you lock in cheaper nightly rates for some super nice hotels. If your schedule is flexible, it will always be cheaper to visit during the week. Please be advised that though you will get a cheaper rate, will have to pay resort fees in addition to the nightly rate.

Read carefully over the amenities that each hotel offers to insure that you pick the one best for your needs.

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Sunday Funday – Brunch Date

Today was abnormally nice weather in Northern, AL… just yesterday it was literally raining all day. Today the high was 70 and the sun was out bright the entire day! Perfect weather for a Brunch Date. Today was my friend’s birthday so I invited him out for lunch! We dined at Grille 29 of Providence.

“Chicken & Waffles” Brunch Dish – Grille 29

I ordred Chicken and Waffles while my date had the Seafood Mac & Cheese. That Mac & Cheese was sooooo good! I ended up finishing his dish. I dont think he was expecting it to be so rich in so food! It was packed with cheese, crab meat, and shrimp.

I had a very nice productive day, lunch was great and I was able to get back home with enough time to finish a few projects and prepare for work Monday morning. I hope you guys have a good weekend! Im already looking forward to my next one!!

Beauty Lifestyle

Ageing With Grace: The Best Kept Secrets To Do It

It is a fact of life that as each day passes we get older, and there is no shying away from it, no matter how hard we wish. However, while age can start to affect you in many different ways, your image and your looks can often be the first signs of getting older. However, you can age with grace if you put the work in now and make a few key changes. Here are some suggestions to help you do it.

Drink plenty of water

Water is nature’s natural detox, and so you may want to take the time to start thinking about how you can drink more of it throughout the day. Drinking at least two liters of water each day can have a positive effect on your skin, and give it a natural plumpness and glow. Not only that, but water can affect your mood, your skin tone and how you generally feel, so it is a good habit change to make.

Cut down on the caffeine and alcohol. Upping your water intake is one thing, but it may be time to start cutting down on the caffeine and alcohol intake. These two things can be stimulants that work against your body, and your skin can often be a side effect of it that we don’t realise. It will help to keep your skin glowing.

Try cosmetic procedures

Sometimes we can need a little extra help when it comes to the obvious signs of getting older, and that can be wrinkles and stress lines on the face. There are many cosmetic procedures you may consider to help do this; however, a less intrusive potion could be Dysport. You could look for a facility that offers dysport near me simply by searching the term online. Often a little help can go a long way to helping boost your confidence, but always research any option before making those appointments.

Have a decent skincare regime in place

Often the simplest things such as a consistent and decent skincare routine can sometimes be the best way to help your skin look and feel its best. Cleansing regularly, toning and moisturising and always ensuring you remove your makeup at night. It can form part of a morning and evening routine, and you can begin to enjoy the effects of it quite soon. Speak to a beauty specialist to work out the best products for your skin type.

Smile and be happy

Finally, often the way you look has much to do with how you feel. Frowning all the time can make you appear older than you are. Smile more often and be happy. The radiance of positivity that comes from you will have effects in other ways especially in how you look and appear. It can be the easiest and most effective way to beat the signs of aging.

Do you have any tips on how to age with grace? Sometimes the most straightforward changes to your habits can give you the best results.


Fashion Trends Lifestyle

Real Vs Fake Gucci Soho Disco Bag

Hello Ladies and Gents! I am very excited about this post because I have finally purchased my first authentic bag by Gucci. This is the Soho Disco crossbody bag, I picked this bag because it is a crossbody and I did not own a black crossbody.

If you recall and follow my blog and vlogs, you know that I purchased a cheap knockoff of this bag (I’ve never worn it) a couple of months ago. In that review video, I gave you my thoughts and opinions of the knockoff. I was completely correct! There is not comparison of the fake to the authentic. Like I have always said, you get what you pay for! But the fake inspired me to purchase the real one!

Here is a pic of the two side by side: 

Here is the authentic bag alone in all of its glory:  

This bag is now one of my favorite bags of my collection. I really like it. I find it great for traveling and for running errands about town. It’s the perfect size.

Bag features a long strap, stitched ‘GG’ logo, gold-tone hardware accents, and a top zip closure. Interior canvas lining features a small open pocket.

Strap Length 44″
Strap Drop: 20″
Height: 4.5″
Length: 6″
Width: 2″
Interior Features: Open pocket and lining.

Here are a few sites that I  love to shop for my luxury handbags:

Beauty Lifestyle

3 Routes To Looking Your Absolute Best

We all want to look as good as possible, but actually making that happen is often much harder than you might think. If you are keen to try and make some changes which could lead to you being happier with your appearance, then the good news is that there are many routes you can go down to make that happen. In this post, we are going to take a look at a few things in particular which you can look into if you are keen to look your absolute best. You might be surprised at how many of these you can take on board, and how effective they can be – so let’s take a look and see which of these might be worth pursuing for you individually. With any luck, you will come away feeling a lot better about how you look.

Understand Your Style

If you want to make sure that you are dressing in a way which is suitable and which looks as good as possible, then it is important to make sure that you understand your own style as well as possible. The better you know your own style, the more likely it is that you will choose outfits that really do work, and the more likely it is that you will always dress well for the occasion as well. By understanding your style fully, you will be able to look your best much more often without even having to change much else do it is definitely a good idea to look into this first and foremost. Get this down, and it will make an enormous difference to your overall look in no time at all.


Look After Your Skin

Your skincare is hugely important and central as a part of looking your best, and it’s something that you should be on top of if you want to look as good as possible on a daily basis. There are many things you can do to make sure that you are looking after your skin properly, whether that is simply drinking more water or ensuring that you find some good skin products to use on a regular basis. You might want to do some face toner online shopping and start using those products soon – and you will find that that alone really does help you to look much better in your own skin, literally. If nothing else, taking care of your skin will give you a good glow and a healthy look, which is certainly something that everyone can be proud of.

Keep Stress Down

Stress affects you in many negative ways, and it is important to make sure that you are aware of these if you want to look your best. One of the ways in which it can affect you is that when you are stressed, it tends to show on the face. This only means that you do not look as attractive, and if you want to look as good as possible there is definitely a huge benefit to trying not to be too stressed in your daily life. Remember that, and work hard to keep stress away.

Beauty Lifestyle

Screening The Sun Without A Dedicated SPF

Ladies, if you think you don’t need to worry about the sun because it’s almost winter, you might want to reconsider. In lots of ways, the wintertime UV rays are as damaging to a woman’s skin as the ones in July and August. November, December, etc. are not humid months and there isn’t as much moisture in the air. The result: the skin dries out and cracks much quicker than in the summertime.

The problem most women face is the deadline of time. You probably have a pretty strict regime in the morning and at night and don’t want to add anything else. Otherwise, it means waking up at 5:30 am to be ready for 8 am, and that’s too early. A woman needs her beauty sleep!

The good news is you don’t need to throw on a dedicated SPF to protect your skin. You can use loopholes to stay safe in the winter sun such as the ones underneath.

Use A Multipurpose Moisturizer

There are lots of creams on your bedside table and stacked on the bathroom mirror shelves. However, the majority of them do one thing: keep the skin moist. As far as lotions go, this is precisely what you expect from a product which claims to smooth out the skin. Still, it doesn’t mean ladies shouldn’t look for more from a moisturizer. They should, and a high SPF factor needs to be at the top for protection purposes.

Nowadays, every supplier adds sunscreen to products because women are demanding it. That means there are plenty to choose from, which makes it hard to pick one. An excellent product that stands out from the crowd is Magix Face Perfector. Not only does it have an SPF of 20, strong enough to deal with UV rays, but it’s oil-free too.

What this means is that you won’t look greasy and slimy out in public. Instead, your skin will be shiny and flawless without any nasty red patches.


Do The Laundry

You might think it has nothing to do with your skin, but the truth is cleaning clothes is an effective way to protect against UV rays. The trick is to wash them with a UV-repellent detergent. Then, the crystals from the powder will absorb into the material of your clothes and prevent the sun’s rays from burning through. Yep, the sun is powerful enough to do damage even when you’re covered. Rit Sun Guard is probably the most popular detergent right now.

As well as sticking to your delicates, the crystals rub off and fall onto the skin. Don’t worry because they aren’t harmful or irritating. What they are is a simple way to add an extra layer of protection to the outer skin. The more UV-repellent crystals there are, the less at risk you are.

Another reason to do the laundry is to dull the colors. Black, matte surfaces absorb heat and that impacts your skin. Dark clothes which have been through the machine won’t keep the same color intensity and will be less effective at absorbing heat.

Cover Up

Of course, the most obvious tip is to cover up and stay out of direct sunlight. The thing is you’re not a vampire and it isn’t summer. Walking down the street wearing a straw hat is going to appear a little odd. At the least, you’ll get some strange looks yet at the worst they’ll be nasty comments. As a stylish woman, you don’t want your desire to stay out of the sun to impact your choices.

With that in mind, it’s essential to winter-proof your closet. Yes, sunhats are outdated in the winter, but a beanie is well in fashion. Plus, it’ll keep you warm while blocking UV rays from the back of your head and neck. It goes without saying that sweaters and long pants are a must.

A shirt and jacket combo is a fantastic way to cover up and look stylish. Or, you can put on a long wig if you have short hair.

Think About The Shade

Again, staying out the shade is another tip which doesn’t need mentioning. But, the issue is women don’t focus as much on the dangers in the winter as in the summer. The glare of the sun might be in your eyes, yet you’re not bothered because it’s December and there isn’t a problem.

In July, you’d head for shade as soon as you walked into a bright patch on the sidewalk and you need to do the same in winter. Always look around for uncovered spots and then find a place which is sheltered.


Sunscreen is a must regardless of the season. However, if you don’t have any, these tricks will keep you safe.