Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! Usually, I post the annual Heavy on Fashion New Year New You list. This year is different. The election of a "man" that lost the popular vote and pandered to exclusion of people of the United States, has changed me. It has changed the site. The People of the United States are dealing with a government that does not reflect their ideas of what liberty and justice for All really mean.Read More
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to bring you a new book review. Today, I have the chance to read and review a Visual Memoir by Vicki Todd. I am very happy that I got the chance to check Unstuck: One Heroine’s Journey Of Art And The Courage To Live On Purpose By Vicki Todd.Read More
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so excited to give you a new book review. This time, I had to chance to read Stand Your Ground Book By Raeder Lomax. This crazy action pack novel centers around Lawton Gibbs and Roy LaHood, two burglars who are released from prison after doing a serious jail bid. Once released, some old habit and older enemies come up to cause some serious drama.Read More
When I first started to read FAT GIRL WALKING, I was not expecting to be so emotionally invested in this memoir. Many of Brittany's personal journeys in life had many similarities to my own. Emotionally, I was taken to a place that I haven't been in quite some time. This book is a book full of life lessons, self-acceptance, and real love.Read More
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! Today is the beginning of the New Year. 2106 is finally filled with new goals, dreams, and, of course, a new you! This year, I am focusing on health, beauty, and getting my shit together. I feel that 2016 is a year of new adventures, new goals and, of course, a New Me. I compiled a list of my favorite product that I actually use. Each item is helping me to bring in the New Year right. Join me on my picks to start off 2016 with a New You!
Beauty- Lush Cosmetics
Thanks to the lovelies at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, I had the chance to check out all these fabulous lifestyle products.You can not start off the New Year without some great cosmetics. Lush Cosmetics is full of great products that are 100% Vegetarian, uses the least amount of packaging a.k.a Naked, Handmade, and buys may of the ingredients Ethical. I also love that Lush Cosmetics does not test on animals and fights against animal testing all over the world with the Lush Prize.
Fantasy is gold eyeliner. Super pigment color and easy to use. I also love that Fantasy is quick dry, glittery, and does not smudge. I will be The Fantasy eyeliner cost $19.95which is a great price for a Vegan eyeliner.
The Rough with the Smooth is a great body scrub. Made with granulated sugar and murumuru butter, The Rough with the Smooth is a great exfoliate. Though you can use it every day, because of it gentle nature, I would suggest using this twice a week. The Rough with the Smooth cost $9.95
Feeling Younger Skin Tint is shimmer skin tint. I love skin tints, especially in the winter. It adds a great luster to the skin in cold dry weather. The texture is super smooth. The jar is only 0.7 oz but you do not need much to achieve the illuminating look. Feeling Younger Skin Tint cost $19.95
Shades of Earl Gry is a massage bar and one of my favorite items to use during my self-care day. The Shades of Earl Grey smells great. The combination of lemon oil and bergamot is so relaxing. Great for distressing from a long day. Shades of Earl Grey cost $10.95
I love a good Bath Bomb, especially from Lush.
The Yoga Bomb Bath Bombis a must for a relaxing bath time. The relaxing scents of sandalwood is another most for my self-care day. If you never experienced a Lush Bath Bomb, I would say pick up the Yoga Bah Bomb as your introduction into a spa-like life. The Yoga Bath Bomb cost $8.95
The Cup O' Coffee Face & Body scrub is a true pick-me-up for the face. I have to say it woke my pores. The Cup of Coffee is made of organic agave syrup, ground coffee and tons more. The smell is truly of a fresh cup of Joe. This facial scrub is a morning wake-up call. Cup O' Coffee Face & Body scrubcost $10.95
Buffy Body Butteris great for every day. Though it is considered a body butter, I would describe it as a nice marriage of an exfoliate meets a soap with a dash of a body butter. Yeah, the Buffy Body Butter is a trifecta of beauty products for the shower. The Buffy Body Butter cost $23.95
Lather AHA Hand Creme Evening Primrose
Lather AHA Hand creme with evening primrose is a stable in my night beauty routine. I love the texture and the smell is minimum, which is a plus for me. My hands have a tendency to become dry a.k.a ashy, at the end of the day. With just a small amount, about a size of a quarter will have my hands moisturized and feeling fabulous. I keep my jar of Lather on my nightstand. It is one of the best hand I have used. My only request is that Lather would make a travel version. This creme can be used during the day and at night.
Pick up your Lather AHA hand creme with evening primrose for just $18 at http://www.lather.com/ . I use this creme almost every night and my Lather hand creme is 3/4 full.
Vita Liberata Luxury Tan
I am not a huge enthusiast of tanning but I love a great bronze look. Thanks to the lovelies at Vita Liberata, I had the chance to try the Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask and the Trystal Bronzing Minerals. Vita Liberata is a multi-award winning tanning product. I found that the self-tanning night moisture is a great way to even out my skin tone. Awesome for photos and video too.The Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask cost $45 athttp://www.vitaliberatausa.com/!
I fell in love with the Trystal Bronzing Minerals with the Kabuki brush is my favorite bronzer. It is great as a bronzer and makeup face powder. Actually, this bronzing mineral works better for me than many mineral powders I have tried in the past. It matches my complexion to the tee. You should check out the Trystal Bronzing Minerals with the Kabuki brush at http://www.vitaliberatausa.com/for just $55!
Ok, so I receive this fabulous a while ago and I still love it! I still use it. I mean you have to come into the new year with a moisture lip. We all know that Chapstick essential to every pocket and handbag on earth but I love the Tartan design of this collection. Chapstick has experimented with tonnes of great colors, patterns, and collaboration with designers. Now I do not know if this particular pattern is still available but you can check out all the new flavors & looks at http://www.chapstick.com/You can have even more at if your local Targethas the Tartan Pattern available online
I was so excited when the hair maven at Infusium 23, contacted me to check out their Moisture Replenisher collection. My nature hair is a 4C, it requires a great moisturizing system. I am so happy that Infusium 23 has a great new system to help hydrate and establish healthy hair. The moisture replenisher collection has Avocado Oil and Olive Oil. I also love that Infusium 23 is available almost everywhere. So when I am on the road, I can find my Infusium 23. The Infusium 23 ranges from $6.99 to $8.99. Check out the entire collection at
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil is one of my fav oils. I use this on my hair, nails as well as my skin. I most use the Physicians Formula Argan Wear Glow oil for my nails and hair. Argan oil has been huge "trend' in the beauty industry. I choose Physicians Formula Argan Wear Glow oil because it Hypoallergenic, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Dermatologist approved, Non-Comedogenic, and Fragrance-Free. The size is a bit small but you do not need much to get great results. Check out PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil at http://www.physiciansformula.com/ for $14.95.
Hungry for Change
Losing weight is the #1 New Years Resolutions one everyone's mind. I decided to change my view to change my eating habits instead of losing weight. Health is my goal not just for the year but also for life. I had the chance to really learn about food atThe Seed and receiving this DVD in my goodie Bag. Hungry for Change is an eye-opening look at the food industry, how we should look at food, and looking at the power of food in society. This DVD is so good my hubby reviewed it on his blog BodyByIan http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners
I personally love Sweat Betty Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners. I just love funky fun sock and Sweaty Betty has some killer designer and a great brand. I am using my Sweaty Better Sneaker Liners (Socks) for my new workout challenge starting January 18th. The Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners are comfy and colorful. Check out Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners at http://www.sweatybetty.com/ for $12!
Peony and Me headbands
While you are working out and getting in shape, keep the sweat out of your eyes with the Peony and Me headband. There are 3 headband styles that you can choose from. I believe they change the look from time to time so the headband that I have will not be on the site. The Peony and Me headbands cost $14.50 at
The Modern Girl's Guide to Life
I love books so when I was asked to reviewThe Modern Girl's Guide To Life, I had to add this to my New Year New You. The Modern Girl's Guide To Life is a huge "getting your life together" guide. It covers everything from cooking (which I can not do, Thank goodness for my husband) to getting your career/business goals in check. This book is full of almost everything you need to know to survive this little game called life. I believe that getting good advice from someone who been through it, well Jane Buckingham is that person. This book is a great reference guide to life. Seriously, I am still reading it and finding some serious jewels of knowledge. Some points I already knew but I did receive some great tips as well. Go to http://www.harpercollins.com/to pick you your digital copy of The Modern Girl's Guide To Life for just $1399
Heroes Reborn Brave New World 1.
I was a huge fan of the Heroes series. I am a huge Sci -Fi/SuperHero/Fantasy fan period. So when I was given the Heroes Reborn Brave New World Book 1., I was like...Hell Yeah! This ebook got me through many crazy hours of commuting from my old day job. Heroes Reborn Book 1 is a page turner. I can not wait to buy Book 2! You need to get into the Heroes Universe today. Like seriously, go to http://www.imperativeentertainment.com/heroesuniverse/ebooks/ and get into it!
Until Next Time
Heavy on Fashion
Avon’s Signature collection Mailyn Tote and Wallet
One of my first picks was Avon’s Signature collection Mailyn Tote and Wallet. This bag is affordable, stylish, and durable! This is my favorite bag to use right row. The monogrammed tote and wallet set is perfect for the fall and winter season. The Avon signature Tote and Wallet will make the perfect gift for the
handbag lover on a budget.
The Marilyn Tote retails for $39.99
the wallet retails for $19.99
Pick up your very own Avon Marilyn Tote and Wallet from the Avon Signature collection at
When I attended the Accessories Council Holiday Press Event in New York a few months ago, I receive the Velodyne On-Ear Headphones with the designer skin Cubist Guitar. These headphones are some of the best in the market. I also love that you can customize your headphones with really cool designer skins from animal print to piano keys.
The Velodyne headphones retail for $199.99
and the skin retail for $39.99
You can pick up Velodyne headphones for the music guru in your life at http://velodyne.com/headphones/vleve-on-ear-headphones-1.html
Get your headphones skins at http://velodyne.com/product-accessories/skins.html?limit=all
I also received the Sara Design at the Accessories Council Holiday Press event and I really love this watch. It combines a great watch with jewelry. I mean you can't go wrong with a killer arm party with a timepiece. Sara Design watches is a great way to bring in the New Year. On time and looking fantastic!
Sara Designs watches range from $198 to $330
Check out more about Sara Design at http://www.saradesigns.net/
Project D.I.Y Kit
For all my D.I.Y divas out there, Project DIY by M&J trimmings is the perfect way to bring in the New Year with some amazing accessories. I had the chance to try the Punk Revival collection and I love that I can customize my own jewelry. This is a great gift for anyone who loves accessories. You can also order a subscriptions of Project DIY and receive some great accessories up to the entire year! I think that Project D.I.Y is not only great for your jewelry box but makes a great gift too!
You can pick up your very own Project DIY at http://mjprojectdiy.com
The 90's Coloring Book
Power Rangers, Pongs, Slap bracelets, Sony Discman, and Clarissa explains it all - this is some of the great things that came out of the 90's. Well if you are a 90's kid like me than you will love reminiscing about your favorite 90's memories while bringing in the New Year . I love love love this book and you will too.
Pick up your copy of The 1990s Coloring Book: All That and a Box of Crayons (Psych! Crayons Not Included.) on Barnes and Nobles at http://www.barnesandnoble.com
Armition Women's Swarovski Crystal Accented Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch
This Armition Watch retails for $80.00 at http://armitron.com
Forever Brilliant Diamond
If you need a great pair of earring for that killer New Years party coming up, check out Forever Brilliant. I had the chance to check out Charles & Colvard latest Forever Brilliant Challenge early this year. Forever Brilliant is one-tenth the price of a comparable quality diamond. The price range is great for diamond lovers on a budget. Forever Brilliant Jewelry Collection ranges from $500 to $10,000.
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My interview with the C.O.O of Charles & Colvard at http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/2013/12/heavy-on-fashion-talks-to-steve-larkin.html
You can check out more on Forever Brilliant at http://www.charlesandcolvard.com/our-brands/#!Forever-Brilliant
Here is to a New, Happy, And Healthy 2014!
New Year = New You
I have to honestly say that I love Dove. I been using Dove soap for years and this soap never fails to make my skin love radiant. Like many people out there, I have sensitive skin. I have used many different types of soap and I end up looking grey and my skin is dry. The only beauty bar that I can use is Dove® Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar. Got to love Dove!
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- The Fashion illustrations from some of the hottest designers in the industry including Diane Von Furtenburg, Whitney Pozgay of Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, and tons more.
- The beauty advice in Bump It Up is fabulous! Finding natural and safe beauty products to use while preggers is a task, luckily you can see some great tips in Bump It Up. I really love the DIY beauty recipes for fabulous exfoliates and hydration creams. The DIY tip for baggy eyes is a winner too.
- Lycra is not only a woman's best friend but also a woman with a bun in the oven. I also found out that Spanx has a great line called marvelous mama unbelievable underwear. Too good!
- The Monthly Maturity checklist throughout the book is essential for any and everyone with child in the belly. I also love the fashion tips, they were very realistic to find and buy.
I am so happy to find a pregnancy book that is real and fashionable. Since my husband and I are working on starting a family this year, I am really happy to add Bump It Up as a resource for my pregnancy lit. I hope you will check out this book too whether you are aiming for a baby or look for a great fashion read!