The Perfect LBD

I did this photoshoot when my eye was messed up from the great rubbing alcohol incident of 2017 (post here). Luckily, my shades hid my scary eye. So real talk, are you guys sick of the Nordstrom sale? I am, I honestly am so sick of hearing about it. I may be the worst blogger ever because I didn’t plan a Nordstrom post. Sorry about that, I just figured everyone else posted enough. *shoulder shrug*. I’m not really a “sell you” kind of person. of course I post about products I’m using, but aggressively trying to sell just isn’t me.…

Big Hair Waves with the HerStyler Wand

  I’m teamed up with HerStyler for this post and I’m introducing their 3 part curler styling wand. A styling wand has been on my wishlist for awhile. I had one a few years back but I didn’t use and I eventually sold it on PoshMark. If you don’t know what PoshMark is hop on over and check out my post about my favorite resale sites (here). I don’t know why I didn’t use the wand but it was probably because I didn’t know how. Well, times have changed and I really wanted a wand. My hair is the longest…

Dry Shampoo by HASK Hair

How cute is that bag and little poem? So cute. I’m teamed with HASK Hair for this post and I’m introducing their new line of dry shampoos. I’ve teamed with HASK before on a few really great hair products and I knew this product would be great as well (posts here and here). Most of the time I’m a wash my hair every day kind of girl. My hair is super oily. I envy women who can go more than a day without a shampoo. There are times that I wash my hair at night and the next morning my…

Amazing Cosmetics and Amazing Concealer

Amazing Cosmetics sent me these fun products to try and I’ve been using them every day since. I received the Amazing Concealer Hydrate (pink tube), Amazing Concealer (black tube), and Anti-Aging Face Primer (comes as a set with the black tube concealer). The brand focus is on concealer and they have nailed it! I’ve posted a few times about this brand on Instagram and I mentioned I’ve been using it to cover some acne marks on my cheeks. Every day they work great and I’m covering the pesky red marks as they heal. I mean it when I say this concealer…

Take Time to Heal

It feels odd to post about what you’re about to read amongst other posts about style and hair care, but this post is about real life. I’m writing this post because I made a goal that I would share real life with you. I said I didn’t want to be surface deep and share only the good times with you (post here).  I said I wanted to be transparent and real with you. That means I can’t share only good deals and happy moments. I have to share the good, bad, ugly, and sad with you. But what if it…

Get a Grip with Kenra

Get a grip on your styling routine. Sounds like I’m yelling at you huh? I’m not, but it would be really fun to yell “get a grip!” at someone.  I’m all about hair care and even though I’m loyal to a few great products it’s fun to try new things. I previously collab’d with Kenra and I’m excited to collaborate again (post here). Pictured is the new Kenra Grip Collection I received c/o of Kenra. Kenra partnered with Steph Brinkerhoff to create the Kenra Grip Collection. Steph Brinkerhoff is a social media star (@hairandmakeupbysteph) and professional up-styling educator famous for…

Summer Casual

So funny story for you. Actually, this is more of a gross funny story. If you’re squeamish stop reading now. Ok so here goes. a few weeks ago I was getting dressed in the dark. I don’t turn the light on sometimes because my husband is still in bed and I think flipping the light on is rude. Strange what marriage does to people. Anyway, I was fresh out of the shower and standing at my dresser putting my contacts in. I picked up what looked like my contact lenses solution, filled my contact lens up, and stuck it in my…

Confidence and Off the Shoulder Looks

This is about as close as I’ve come to embracing the off-the-shoulder trend. Well, except for the maxi dress I wore a few posts back. I really like the look of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses on other people but not so much for me. That is until recently. I just recently started wearing sleeveless tops and dresses, it’s been baby steps on exposing my arms and shoulders. Want to know the silly reason why? Here goes. I used to think my arms were oddly small. Over the years many people have commented on how small my arms are. They are…

NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum

True honesty, I used to be afraid to try new face products. Most of that fear is out the window. For the last several months I’ve been slathering (is that a word?) my face up with different anti-aging focused products. Basically, I realized I’m in my 30’s and I better start really caring about my skin. I want to care for skin and my body because I know I’m only getting one. I know that sounds vain but it is what it is folks. No shame here, I want to like my skin as I age. So far I’ve had…

Vibrastrait Flat Iron and Cloud 9 Styling Products

One thing I’ve discovered over the years is all hair styling tools are not equal. There is truly a difference between quality levels when it comes to hair tools. In my opinion, you get what you pay for. Especially in the world of flat irons. Over the years I’ve tried a ton of flat irons and they have been a mix of great, good, so-so, bad, and absolutely terrible. Some took forever to heat up, didn’t heat up enough, or felt like they got stuck to my hair. Let me tell you, that is the worst feeling ever. I don’t…

Summer Loving

So you know I’ve been on this huge “I don’t want to be only surface deep” kick lately. Which isn’t really a kick, real is a lifestyle folks. All of that was meant to be sorta funny. Seriously though, I feel so much better emotionally for saying something so simple as – I’m going to be me on my blog. I don’t want to be superficial, share only the good, and I don’t want to be fake. I just want to be myself – Regina. My last few posts have been fun to write and fun to post because I…

For the Love of Resale

So let’s real talk for a bit. I’ve been working a ton lately but I’m still sticking to my plan of slowing down. I’m working to relax more and give my mind a break. I love work but we all need a break sometimes. I’m learning to enjoy my weekends, my family, and taking the time to relax. Basically, I’m learning to chill. Another thing I’ve been working on is my closet and the struggle is very real. I have a hard time parting with my clothes and especially shoes. I’ve got a few things I feel I can’t live…

Your Blog is your Visual Resume

I recently posted about why I treat my blog like a job. First, let me say – I’m not claiming to know it all, I don’t think any of us know everything there is to know about blogging. There are some things I know about blogging that I feel very confident about though. I think as bloggers we need to remember that our blogs are a reflection of who we are as individuals. If you have a goal of working with brands and other bloggers there are some points to remember. Here are my thoughts and tips. My blog is…

It’s All in the Details

Even though I’m adding color to my wardrobe these days I still love (and I mean LOVE) a solid color outfit. My favorite being, an all black outfit. I feel like I can take over the world when I’m wearing an outfit I feel great in. Doesn’t everyone? Give me a great outfit and I’m ready to conquer the day. I love an all black look because I feel sleek, polished, sexy, and confident all at once. I try not use language on my blog but I would go ahead and insert bad a** in that list as well. Simple…

Why I Treat My Blog like a Job

I have several blog goals, rules, and motivators. Remember the other day when I said I wanted to be more real (post here)? Here goes, I may have all these blog goals, but sometimes, more often than I want to admit. I get sick of blogging. Sick and tired of blogging. Like break, my fingers please sick of blogging. Hey, told you I was going to be more open with you. You may be thinking – If you’re sick of it – quit. True, not going to argue with you on that one. I could quit. Easy peasy throw the…