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I’m laying low this Black Friday and Cyber Monday (well, possibly laying low—depends on how many of my receivables clear before Thanksgiving…lol), but wanted to make sure you guys know the 411 on some of the hottest fashion and beauty deals.
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The blog is now a solid ten years old! Ten years ago today I published my very first blog post on this site and in the years following, my life has completely changed. You know how people say they never thought something they did would turn into what it turned into? Like if I were to come up here and be like “I never would have thought in a million years on November 21, 2007 that the blog would turn into what it has.” That’s actually NOT what I would say because to tell the truth, I had read The Secret maybe a few years before starting the blog and learned to talked things into existence.
Heyyy you guuuuuys! OK, it’s been a little bit since I last did a TSABD Edit post (and I typically post these on Tuesdays) but I’ve been insanely busy with projects and new gigs and product trial sort of fell by the wayside. But I’m back like I never left with the tea on BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer and swatches of the BECCA Ultimate Coverage Foundation.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own.
The older I get, the more I value easiness, tranquility, and security. My interests of course still remain the same—I don’t think I’ll ever NOT be into clothes and makeup but the way I consume them has. For instance, I no longer have a bad shopping habit–of course I still shop, I just don’t do it as impulsively. Instead I like to evaluate how an item is going to really do the most for either my closet or makeup stash. I want to do more with less: instead of the like 10-15 eyeshadow palettes I have (and only use like 1-2 at any given time), I want to have one, MAXIMUM two that I use all the time. Ditto with my closet. I want fabulous pieces, but I don’t want a closet full of things I only wear a small percentage of the time. This line of thinking has kept my finances in better order. I still have some financial goals I want to achieve but at least I’m not standing in my own way by shopping out of control.
So since we didn’t really get much of a fall in NYC (it felt like summer for most of it) AND I didn’t find the right shiny piece to fulfill my dreams of channeling the fashions in the Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems video, I have to push all my fashion fun into the winter season. I mean, it’s still fall but you know late November/early December plays many games. Shoot, it was below freezing one morning just last week.
On November 21, 2007 I posted my very first blog post. Since then my life has completely changed: I’ve been featured in a number of magazines (People StyleWatch, ESSENCE, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, Sophisticate’s Black Hair) and have fulfilled a lifelong dream of writing for publications with my first published print piece in Cosmo for Latinas and just this week I wrote my first post for Allure.com. I’ve got to do some amazing things like cover red carpets, interview celebrities, get flown to all kinds of countries, worked with amazing brands, and so many other things I can’t even think of right now. But the greatest thing that has ever happened in these ten years is being able to interact with you all. Some of you have been around since the beginning and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate all of you for reading, watching, commenting, liking, and sharing my content all these years.