July Favorites

Happy Friday luvs!

Super late post tonight but it’s been a busy week. I’ve had my 5 year old Zavien home with me all week and we’ve been doing different things and getting him ready to start kindergarten next week 😝😝 

Anywho! I finally got an opportunity to film tonight and wanted show you all my July favorites.


Want the deets? Just click here

XOXO

~TJ

JORD Wood Watch + Giveaway!

Hey luvs!

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been seeing these amazing wooden watches floating around social media.  Talk about a show stopper!  These things are beautiful.  So, as you can imagine I was ecstatic when the company that creates them, JORD, reached out to collaborate with me.  Take a look at this incredible time piece they sent me.

The wooden packaging itself was pretty impressive!

Let’s talk a little more about this wood watch by JORD. This piece is part of the Cora series. It includes Turquoise and hand finished Zebrawood.  It also features sapphire crystal glass and Swarovski crystal markers.

Pretty cool right!? AND it’s super easy to style. It’s a great accent to any outfit and goes great with my undercut 😝

Ok, now for the really exciting part. JORD and I are going to be giving away a $75 voucher towards your own JORD watch!  All you have to do is click here to enter.

You have until 7/31/16 to enter. The winner will be selected and emailed (voucher expires 10/2/16). AND, everyone who enters will receive an e-gift card for $20 off of a JORD watch (expires 1/1/17).

I am so excited about this! What a way to start the week. Go enter now! Good luck!

XOXO

~TJ

GRWM/TJ Talks

Happy Monday luvs!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was filled with lots of exciting things! Yesterday I decided to film a get ready with me video for this pretty look topped off with a coral lippie while I update you all on what’s been going on

Here are some pics of the final look.


If you want to check out this get ready with me video click here.

XOXO,

TJ

Satin Life

Hello my luvs!

Today I’ve got a review and demo for a really cool, convenient and versatile product from a small brand called Satin Life. This brand has found a great way to provide the perfect fit for their satin lined hat. 

But before I give away all of the details click here to watch my review and demo. Be sure to get my promo code for 15% off! Now for some pictures. 

XOXO,

~TJ

Oh My Gloss!

Good morning beauties!

Typically when it comes to lip wear I opt for a matte finish but, when I saw the new Oh My Gloss lip colors by Rimmel I decided to try one out.  I picked up the color Pin Up at Walgreens where all of the colors are currently on sale (but 1 get 1 1/2 off). 


This color is a really pretty pink that gives a nice juicy finish. It goes on really soft and is NOT sticky, which was my biggest concern.  This color is super vibrant and screams summertime! 


So, for those days or nights I want to go a bit luscious I’ll definitely go for this product. As a matter of fact, I think I’ll go pick up a few more before the sale ends!


That’s it for now!

XOXO,

~TJ

Stand Up Twist Out

Hey luvs!

A little late posting today, but I wanted to share this stand up twist out style with you guys. 


I wore this style when hubby and I were at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and got a lot of love on this look.


So much so that I decided to do a tutorial on exactly how I achieve this stand up hair. I absolutely adore this style. It’s bold and edgy and makes me feel fearless!


If you’re interested in seeing the deets on this style click here

XOXO

~TJ

Life Update

Hey beauties!

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling over the past couple of months to Tampa, Vegas and then New Orleans. And, with planning my Fearless Textures tour and every day mommy and wife stuff I’ve been pretty busy. Then, on top of that, when I got back from New Orleans last weekend we all faced a week full of tragedies that took a big emotional toll on me and the rest of the world.

As a result of all of this I’ve been feeling a little disconnected from my luvs!

So, I just wanted to share a little life update video with you all.  If you want to check it out just click here.

XOXO,

~TJ

Double Flat Twist Updo – Part II

Hey luvs!

Yesterday I decided to stick with my double flat twists but styles them completely different! I love the way they turned out.

For this look I sectioned the hair into two parts. One in the front and one in the back. I flat twisted both sections from right to left and secured them with bobby pins. That’s it! Super easy and super cute.

That’s it for now!

XOXO

~TJ

Double Flat Twist Updo

Good morning luvs!

Today I’ve got a quick tutorial for a twisted updo. I did this style on slightly pressed hair, but it can be done on any type of textured hair. Slightly pressing my hair allows me to achieve some detailed looks that are really nice. Check out this one.


This style is nothing more than two flat twists. I love how intricate it appears though. If you’re interested in the step by step click here.

XOXO,

TJ

2016 Essence Festival Recap

Hi Luvs,

Where do I begin! This past weekend hubby and I attended the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans. I’ve been looking forward to this getaway with him since the beginning of the year.  Our last time at the Essence Fest was back in 2009.  We had an AMAZING time then and an even better time this year! Let me recap everything for you all.

We left mid morning on Thursday. It’s been years since hubby and I did a road trip together but we had a lot of fun being silly and listening to old school hip hop as we made our way to Louisiana.


We road into Nola after about a 7 hour drive.


The first event of the weekend was a soirée by Dark and Lovely at a cozy lounge called Apres. When we arrived we were greeted by the Dark and Lovely team. I was reacquainted with and also met for the first time some amazing natural hair v/bloggers like @askproy @heycyrlie @naturallyshesdope and @itsdaynadane. I follow these women every day on instagram and so seeing them in person and getting to chat with them was awesome. They’re all so beautiful and down to earth.


I also got a chance to meet Curly Nikki and get a signed copy of her new book When Good Hair Goes Bad. Can’t wait to get in to it!


The next day, Friday we decided to get our first fill of the Expo! Tons of a amazing vendors, celebrity guest speakers, performances authentic Louisiana food and so much more.


Before we knew it, it was time to head back and get ready for the first night of concerts. After getting a little slayful we were ready to head out.


The lineup on Friday consisted of Babyface, New Edition and Maxwell. Tyrese was suppose to be there but he unfortunately got caught up filming. Can’t be too mad. The man does have two movies coming out next summer!

Babyface and New Edition killed it though! So many old hits were sung. Hubby and I jammed out the entire time. We stayed for most of Maxwell’s performance but he was putting hubby to sleep so we did sneak out a little early. Our floor seats were great and really added to the experience.


Saturday after breakfast we went back to the Expo for more celebrity appearances which was great because Tyrese showed up for a surprise performance! We also got to see Andra Day. She has such raw talent.



We also saw a quick but bomb fashion show by Mushiya from the show Cutting it in the ATL. She did a great job. Lots of fros and beautiful black women.


Next we decided to hit up Bourbon Street.  We found a few bars with some nice live bands and danced it up a bit.

After that we decided to head back to get ready for Saturday nights concerts. The lineup consisted of Common, Jeremih, Charlie Wilson and Mariah Carey. We were running a little late but were ok as long as we made it to see Uncle Charlie, which we did!


Charlie’s performance was everything! Mariah did pretty good. She showed everyone that she does still have her voice. However, she’s definitely not a performer.

Sunday we hit up the Expo again and saw a great tribute to The Clark Sisters. We also got to see the infamous @AnthonyCuts in action.


On to the last night of concerts! The lineup consisted of Andra Day, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar and Puff Daddy and The Family.


They all killed it! Puff Daddy brought Mase, 112, French Montana, Fabolous and Faith. I was jamming so hard I forgot to take pictures!

Ya’ll this Essence Fest weekend was lit! Hubby and I had such a great time. If you’ve never experienced this event I highly recommend it.