Sunday Blog: Feb 25, 2018

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Good Morning Loves, 

Today is skincare sunday, fashion show watching on youtube and getting ready for this incoming work and mommyhood week with my Lambchop. I spent all day yesterday with my alumni association. I serve as president and I am building their stand alone alumni association website and I am their social media chairwoman. What can I say, I love social media, blogging and making sure I give back to my university local community.

Last night was Domino’s pizza, lemonade, and Netflix. Lambchop is spending the weekend with his Nana, so mommy has a little break until later on today. In today’s episode of Skincare Sunday. I am using my fan favorite: L’Oreal Pure-Clay Argile Mask (Red clay mask). When my skin is crying for an exfoliation, this is my go to mask. Thus, I am spending the rest of the day working out, blogging and relaxing. 

xoxo, 

4373fashionlane♦♥

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY BLOG 2/21/18

Screen Shot 2018-02-11 at 12.59.15 PMI am in the 3rd day of the week after a long Mardi Gras week off and two days trying to get over a viral infection. I do not feel as if I had enough time to get better. Between taking care of my son, who has autism and is under me 24/7, to the demands of being a wife and house cleaner, I am exhausted. I am investing the time into taking naps when I get off of work, maintaining my blog and just trying to keep my head on straight. I was late for work this week, two days in a row 😦

Normally, I have my stuff together, but the last few weeks have been a little rough. So, what do I do?

1. Pray for release of the pressure.
2. Communicate my needs to my spouse.
3. Rely on him more to navigate the chores, I am too exhausted to take up.
4. Keep my son, Lambchop on his schedule, to relieve the pressure off of me.
5. Remind myself that it’s going to be ok.
6. Take naps daily.
7. Go to bed early.
8. Do not stress over things I cannot control.
9. Pray more.
10. Relax, Relate, Release.

Happy Wellness Wednesday,
XOXO

4373fashionlane.com

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Sunday blog: church, gym and self preservation

Today I realized a few things:

  • I sacrifice a lot for the ones I love.
  • I don’t take out enough time for myself.
  • I need more workout time for my physical fitness and preservation.
  • I need to be more assertive to my spouse about needing me time.
  • It’s ok to be selfish when you have to.
  • Sunday’s Church Sermon was good.
  • I haven’t received communion in a while. I’m going tonight.
  • I am reclaiming my physical and spiritual time from my family. This is the only way I can preserve my mental health.

Be Blessed and comment below what you need to sacrifice for your mental and physical health 🧚🏽‍♀️

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Makeup: Valentine’s Day Inspiration with Beauty Influencer, MakeupShayla + Boxycharm

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  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. Or so the good saying goes. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here is MakeupShayla for your makeup inspiration.
  • Valentine’s Day Beauty Glam: In this video MakeupShayla shows us how to #strutandslay
  • What I love about MakeupShayla is her attention to her makeup details. She is persistent in her applications and she knows what works. She is also a teachers to the craft of makeup application. She is also nice in her comments about makeup brands. She’s a girls/ boys girl.

Here is a list of all of the products she used in her video above. #strutandslay

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  • Products Used: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • Lancome Teinte Idol 470C Foundation
  • Kylie Cosmetics Granola Concealer
  • Sacha Buttercup Powder
  • Maybelline Color tattoo Brow Gel
  • Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette
  • BH Cosmetics x itsmyrayeraye Palette
  • inglot 77 black eyeliner
  • Maybelline Big Shot Mascara
  • Persona Cosmetics Del Mar Highlight Bobbi Brown Deep Bronzer
  • Bobbi Brown Apricot Blush
  • Mac Vino Lip Liner Colourpop What IF Lipstick
  • Dose of Colors Jazzy Lip Gloss

I have received through my paid subscription to Boxycharm, the Realher Products, lipliner. Click the link below and look what this brand has to off as a lipliner close to the one MakeupShayla uses in her makeup tutorial.

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XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE♥

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February 15, 2018

Boxycharm Makeup Subscription Unboxing

Hey Loves,

  • Today I will be taking you through the makeup unboxing of my Boxycharm subscription. How cute is the #feb2018 #boxycharm #boxymail ⚜️I’m loving this #boxycharmglow 👩🏽‍💻I cannot wait to play with everything @nakedcosmetics @coverfx @vintagecosmetics @purcosmetics @crownbrush
  • I have been a subscriber to Boxycharm for over a year. I also subscribe to, IPSY, Allure and Sephora. I will post more on these makeup boxes in 2018. Here is a look inside. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments about makeup boxes. Have you tried any yes or no and why or why not!
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COVER FX SHIMMERING VEIL CREAM – FOR THE EYELIDS

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FEB 2018 BOXYCHARM MAKEUP BOX.

Of course I will be testing these in the coming weeks and keep you posted.

XOXO,

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Movies I love: Fifty Shades Freed, Suicide Squad, Fashion from the movie, Get Out, and Under The Cherry Moon (Prince).

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  • ONLY FOR THE LOVERS, THE LUSTERS AND THE SOON TO BE LOVERS.
  • IT MAKES FOR A GOOD SUSPENSE MOVIE; EVEN THOUGH, IT WAS PANNED BY SOME MEDIA OUTLETS. I REALLY LIKED (SPOILER ALERT), HOW A. STEEL CAME INTO HER OWN AS A WOMAN AND WIFE. YOU REALLY SEE HER GROW UP FROM THE FIRST MOVIE TO THIS FINAL ONE. 
  • CHRISTIAN BECAME MORE RELAXED, RELATABLE AND SUPPORTIVE. THAT MRS. ROBINSON STILL HAS A HOLD ON HIM. 
  • I WANTED THE AUTHOR TO DIVE DEEPER INTO THE MYSTIC HOLD THAT MRS. ROBINSON HAS ON CHRISTIAN. THERE IS A LOT MORE TO THAT STORY. 
  • I WANTED TO ALSO SEE MORE OF CHRISTIANS CHILDHOOD. THERE REALLY NEEDS TO BE MORE FILMS AND OR BOOKS TO EXPLORE THIS DYNAMIC. 
  • A LOT OF KIDS WHO GROW UP IN FOSTER CARE CAN GO EITHER WAY IN LIFE. IT WAS NICE OF THE FILM SHOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU ARE CHOSEN BY THE WRONG FAMILY. 
  • MORAL OF THE STORY: WE NEED MORE 50 SHADES OF GREY AND MORE CHRISTIAN GREY.

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE ♥

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Good Morning Loves,

Today is officially Mardi Gras. While my family is fast asleep, I am up doing what great Bloggers do best, update and work on their blogs. I have decided to update the blog with different categories. As you noticed this thread is for my past, present and future movie reviews. Here is my movie review to the movie, Suicide Squad from 8/6/2016.

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XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE ♥


An ICON GONE TOO SOON: FASHION MEMORIES FROM PRINCE ROGERS NELSON: MOVIE: UNDER THE CHERRY MOON

Prince: A fashion Orgasm
What else can be said of a man with as much sex appeal as Prince has/had😒. Baby, Fashion Dolls, I was over come with so many juicy emotions, while watching Under the Cherry Moons last night. The movie was good, fashions excellent, sexy people & Prince Rogers Nelson was the cake topper!

Sexy

  • TRICKY – can get it!

  • Kristin Scott Thomas- Fashion Doll DIVA
  • Prince in a tub: 
  • Yes! We did have some fun
  • Mrs. Wellington: definition of keeping it sexy! 

MOVIE: GET OUT

 

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Date I saw the movie: May 2017

REVIEW:

  • The movie was filmed in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama.
  • Original release date was 2/24/2017
  • BOX OFFICE STATS: What amazing about the statistics below is the sheer enthusiasm about the content of the film. The budget was only 5 million dollars, but the movie made over two hundred and fifty million before it’s one year anniversary release.
  • There is a parents guide to the film as well.
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  • All I can say is: I was not ready for what my eyes watched.
  • As kids you hear stories from older African Americans about not going in certain places for many reasons.
  • All I can say is watch the movie to see what I mean.
  • I was not prepared for this movie.
  • Mr. Peel did an excellent job. 🌺

February 2018 Boxycharm Makeup Subscription unboxing

February 15, 2018

Boxycharm Makeup Subscription Unboxing

Hey Loves,

  • Today I will be taking you through the makeup unboxing of my Boxycharm subscription. How cute is the #feb2018 #boxycharm #boxymail ⚜️I’m loving this #boxycharmglow 👩🏽‍💻I cannot wait to play with everything @nakedcosmetics @coverfx @vintagecosmetics @purcosmetics @crownbrush
  • I have been a subscriber to Boxycharm for over a year. I also subscribe to, IPSY, Allure and Sephora. I will post more on these makeup boxes in 2018. Here is a look inside. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments about makeup boxes. Have you tried any yes or no and why or why not!
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COVER FX SHIMMERING VEIL CREAM – FOR THE EYELIDS

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FEB 2018 BOXYCHARM MAKEUP BOX.

Of course, I will be testing these in the coming weeks and keep you posted.

XOXO,

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!

ROSES ARE RED

VIOLETS ARE BLUE

TODAY IS ABOUT LOVE

AND I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

There is nothing more poignant than spending Valentine’s Day with the loves of your life. My husband and son are those persons. They bring me a whirlwind of emotions on a daily basis, lol! Nevertheless, we as wives and mothers would not have it any other way. So, on this Valentine’s Day 2018, I wish you nothing but smiles, heart flutters and butterflies.

 

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My Lambchop feeding the ducks with my husband in New Orleans ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

 

Jouer Cosmetics is having a 30% off sale

Happy Sunday Loves,

We are gearing up for the an exciting Mardi Gras here in New Orleans. However, I received an email about this wonderful deal at Jouercosmetics.com. I am a huge fan of CZ Jouer. I follow her on IG and Snapchat. She is very informative and descriptive about her brand and company. She also teaches you the correct application techniques for her products. Here are some of the items and prices from their Skinny Dip Collection:

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  • The Skinny Dip Foil Eyeshadow Palette retails for $40.00, but with the code: skinnydip, you will get 30% off.
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    Via jouercosmetics.com

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  • Free shipping is available on all domestic orders.
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    Via jouercosmetics.com

    Here is a slide show of the other items and prices available in the Skinny Dip Collection♥

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    Here is an image of the collection when I purchased it on its first launch last June 2017.

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December 2017, when I dropped it (Tan Lines Highlighter from Jouer Cosmetics), and destroyed in my makeup bag. #saddayindeed 

So, you can tell that I am in need of at least a new highlighter from Jouer Cosmetics. Have you purchased from this brand? If so, what did you purchase. Make sure you visit their site. I am not sponsored by any brands, so this s me just giving you some perspective from a brand I love. 

Happy Shopping!!!

XOXO, 

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Day two of my viral infection, being a mommie, schools out for my son, Mardi Gras 2018 and other tidbits.

  • Happy Friday Loves,
  • We are gearing up for the weekend, Mardi Gras and getting over a viral infection. I am on day 2 of being home sick. This morning I am still in recovery mode from being ill. My son’s school is out today.
  • His school is celebrating Mardi Gras break a little early. I woke up around 8ish. Hubster was already gone to work. We have this routine that he leaves before our son and I because Lambchop (our son’s nickname), has Autism and separation anxiety. We tracked the anxiety triggers and are finding ways to work around it.
  • I am a special education teacher and this step (tracking behavior triggers),  is easy for me, 🙂
  • We are doing well with Lambchop thus far.
  • Breakfast: Pancakes, eggs, smoke sausage, milk, and juice. 
  • Lunch: Not sure what’s on the menu for that. 
  • Blog: I am always looking for ways to update the look and character of 4373fashionlane.com. 
  • Pinterest: I am working on being better at adding blog postings and tidbits on the site. I have claimed the site on Pinterest, finally!!! xx. 

  • xoxo,
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Even brown grass turns green

  • While I have been battling a viral infection and 🤒 fever, I am taking the moment to blog my sickness away.
  • Last week I was conversing with a dear girl friend of mine who I recently, pleasantly and surprising found out, she met her boyfriend on Tinder. Now, I’m not a prude. I’ve been called bougie a few times, lol; however, I am happy for my girl.
  • She has found a great guy. They have had some bumps and shakes in their relationship, but he makes her happy. Prince Harry and future Princess 👸🏽 Meghan Markle
  • Everyone deserves a Prince 🤴🏼 charming
  • A few years back, I was concerned, due to her concerns and told her she should leave. I am happy she didn’t listen to me. This week I reminded her of our conversation and she said she remembered. I let her know how happy for her I was and I am truly glad she didn’t leave. I ended our conversation by saying, “Even brown grass turns green.” It’s a true statement.
  • I have to, at times, coach myself through my own good advice. That’s for another blog post down the line. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Love ❤️

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

Sick, blogging and Instagram love for Thursday, Feb 7, 2018

  • You understand the drill, wake up, go to work, feel sick, go to the doctor, come home. Next day, the same thing. Well today, I am home with an upper respiratory infection and fever. It’s really crazy how much of a difference going to an Urgent care clinic is from going to the emergency room. Plus, it’s cheaper to go to the urgent care clinic versus going to the ER. I am stuck for two days in bed.
  • Am I sad!!! No way, Mardi Gras 2018 is next week and school is out for the entire week, next week. I have began my Mardi Gras 2018 holiday two days early. The only down turn is my students were working on their Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats and of course, I miss them.
  • This morning my Instagram, postings are up. Of course you will see more but on that I am loving early this morning is from the fashion doll and wife of Media Mogul Steve Harvey, is Marjorie Harvey. Her social media is the bomb.com in a good way. Her fashion eye is first class.
  • Next, Lady Oprah is serving Love in her SuperSoulSessions and SuperSoulConversations events.
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You asked…… @ysl 👠 legs @marjorie_harvey 😉 pic credit: Majorie Harvey 

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  • Another person is having the time of her life. This is the actress Yara Shahidi. Here she is with Lady O, that is Oprah Winfrey and Oprah Super Soul Conversations event at the Apollo Theater:
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Yara meets Oprah. Pic via Yara

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Oprah is changing hearts, minds and dreams daily. Her #SuperSoulSessions and #SuperSoulConversation events are just a testament to her global staying power!!!

Check out Majorie’s page, Yara’s and and ours of course, @4373fashionlane 

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE ♥

Updating the blog and other tidbits

Happy February 2018:

Wowzers!! The year is going by faster than expected. A lot has happened since my last post. During that time, I was busy posting on my Instagram page,  of the many fashion week likes I was feeling. I have changed the look of, 4373FASHIONLANE.COM. I enjoyed the last few days preparing for my experience riding on a Mardi Gras float with the, Mystic Krewe of Femme FataleScreen Shot 2018-02-05 at 4.54.16 PM

Here are some things I am working on this week and the next few days:

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  • 4373beautylane, is a new instagram page, in which I wanted to highlight only beauty content. Additionally, I am learning the art of makeup and needed a place for women, such as myself, who do not want to continue spending hundreds of dollars having someone else applying our makeup, when we can accomplish this art on our own.
  • There is so much I want to accomplish with the brand, 4373…however, I know that great content requires time and effort.
  • I am a born and raised resident of New Orleans, and it’s carnival (Mardi Gras season), I parade (ride) with the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale. We are celebrating five wonderful years as the 1st African American all female krewe in the cities 300 year history. Mardi Gras originally began in the year 1700.
  • The first krewe, was all white, male and rich. Women were not allowed to parade and women of color were in slavery, and not considered property.
  • Even though we have the men of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club., women are not allowed voting privileges in these male dominated krewes.
  • It warms my spirit to know that we now have an organization that appreciates the lives, work and dedication of African American, professional and educated women in the city of New Orleans.
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  • In the photos above, I decided I was not going to spend hundreds of dollars on hair and makeup. I styled on own hair and applied my own makeup. I think I did well for a beginner, MUA.
  • As always, please check out the latest Instagram postings for 4373fashionlane.

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Happy Mardi Gras Season!!!

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE  ♥