My Blacklane Experience

Blacklane

Flying. I’m hitting the airport at least a half dozen times each year. It was about double pre-kids and now that I’ve got two babes in tow, it’ll be quite a while before I travel with both. Have you ever seen parents with more than one kid in the airport? Everyone is flustered. I’m not ready for it yet but when the time hits, I will definitely be using Blacklane.

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I’m Not the Best Parent

Kid at Whole Foods

Well. I’m not. Is that a surprise? I hope not. Nothing makes me feel this more than when EB says ‘You’re not being nice, mommy.” 

One should never be that touched by what a 3-year old says but sheesh, raising this girl has proved to be well, uh…a challenge. And you know what? That DOES surprise me because I thought I would rooooock in this parenting thing. I thought that since I had so many siblings and was a nanny, babysitter, teacher and mentor to children that raising them would come fairly easy to me. Lies, y’all. All kinds of lies. 

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Sleeping masks! Have you ever used one?

Headwraps

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Olive & Ivy – How pretty is this soft rosy brown eyeshadow look? You won’t believe how affordable everything used for it is!

Phyrra – has the deets on the new Makeup Geek MannyMua Palette! See the video, swatches and look. Would you wear it?

Prime Beauty – has been spending a lot of time in the shower thanks to the luxury Aroma Sense Shower Head. A lemon scent and tons of water pressure makes her a happy girl!

we heart this – (to read like Stefan from SNL) “This mask has it all: cream that turns into bubbles, a high but worth it price tag, a space age bottle…”

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Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara review

Revlon Ultimate All-In-One

I hate Revlon mascaras. Yeah, I said it. I know it’s pretty risky making such a claim about a brand as big as them but I’ve reviewed so many of their mascaras and most, if not ALL of them have sucked. I purchased their Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara only because a friend of mine wanted to get my thoughts on it. My expectations were anything but high so mmmm, let’s see if this mascara turned me into a believer. 

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Self Care Matters – Amope Pedi Perfect for the Win!

This post was sponsored by Amopé™ as part of an influencer activation for the #AmopeCrowd and Socialstars™. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.

 Self-Care Matters

Girl, listen. Can we have a chat? You know, sister to sister? Let me keep it real with you. You don’t mind, do you? It’s a struggle. By “it”, I mean…almost everything. I look at where my life was 5, 6 and 7 years ago and I chuckle at how I used to complain about the little things. I wouldn’t mind some of those stresses now. I’d trade them for my current ones in a heartbeat.

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A Love Letter to the Postpartum Hair Loss Beast

Postpartum Hair Loss

Dear Postpartum Hair Loss Beast,

Hey girl hey. So we meet again, huh? You didn’t catch me off guard like you did with my first pregnancy. Nope. This time, I was awaiting your arrival and had my Black Jamaican castor oil and head wrap game on deck. I knew you were coming to take me out. Things are different this time.

I mean, yes. You are still snatching my edges (quite literally) and have me playing a game called How Far Back Can It Go? with my hairline. There’s mostly humor behind all of this. There’s some sadness, too. Yes, I’m a girl who can confidently rock hair down her back and a bald head but losing your hair never feels good. Especially when you know you have no control over it.

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Are you a fan of the Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year? I’m not!

NARS Cosmetics

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Nouveau Cheap – if you haven’t seen these new $2.99 liquid matte lipsticks at the drugstore yet, you must.

Olive & Ivy – How gorgeous is this easy 1920’s Great Gatsby hairstyle?! It’s perfect for all of those themed parties!

Phyrra – has the best 10 Organization Hacks for Beauty Lovers! See how to make the most of your storage.

Prime Beauty – has discovered the magic of deep sea minerals in Youngblood Mineral Foundation–the perfect foundation for mature skin.

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Spying On Your Kid With Ease

Spying on Your Kidwith Ease

“Those gosh darn millennials. The are such helicopter parents. When I was raising my kids in the 70’s and 80’s, we didn’t have a fancy baby monitor.”

I hear it all the time from family members. Part of me thinks they are a wee bit jealous that they didn’t get opportunity to swim in these fabulous tech devices that us millennials have. I mean, what would I do without tech devices to spy on my kids baby monitors?

For my 3-year old.

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