The 2017 Switch Up!

2017Happy Holidays everyone! I wanted to make 1 last post for 2016 before I decided to introduce a few of the changes I have in store for 2017. A lot of my friends and followers have been asking me why the posts on the site have been few and far in between and I would tell them that I was lacking inspiration which was true but there was more behind that statement.

Even though the issue was that I couldn’t think of anything to write about, I really didn’t want to write period. I feel that I can articulate myself better when I am talking to others whether it be through videos or face to face conversations. Writing is just something that I felt obligated to do because I have a blog site and written content is what’s expected so I tried to deliver to the best of my ability. The issue with that was that I wasn’t satisfied with most of my posts. I wanted to get back to doing what I love which is the videos/public speaking/discussions/hosting part of my life. Now my original issue which was the lack of inspiration comes into play.

I feel like talking about myself has become redundant and boring especially since I am still trying to figure a lot of things out and although so many people (including myself) like celeb gossip blogs, that was never the direction I wanted to go in with “Amore Luxe” so I kept wracking my brain trying to figure out what I could talk about that would be entertaining and intriguing without compromising my vision and I think I’ve finally got it! Stay tuned to see what I’ve come up with when I make my first post of 2017 next week šŸ˜‰ Continue reading

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New Year, New Me Makeover Recap

Good Afternoon! I know you all have been waiting for me to post about this makeover that my friends and I were working on and I am a week late in posting but things have been very busy for me! I am so happy that I finally have the chance to post everything on here! I had the opportunity to interview the Grand Prize winner Evelyn and the runner-up winner Shanik and talk to them a bit about their reasons for getting the makeover. Their stories really touched me and the rest of the makeover team and I am sure you will feel the same! Evelyn was styled from head Ā to toe from hair, makeup and clothes and participated in a photo shoot to show her new look off. Shanik had her hair styled and makeup done by our team. Both ladies were also gifted with a gift bag courtesy of Mizani and Danessa Myricks. In other words, they are SET for the new year!

Thanks to Ellin Lavar of Lavar Hair Designs for letting us use her salon for the makeover and shoot and a very special thanks to the “New Year, New Me” Makeover Team for making all of this possible! Follow them on Instagram:

Hair Stylist: @HairGirlReginaPearl and Tawanna of @lavarhair
Stylist: @steffiev
Creative Director: @sh0nique
Make Up Artist: @niasia_ and @mo_bates
Nail Artist: @shellbeezy
Photographer/Videographer: @misterduffey
Salon: Lavar Hair Designs @lavarhair

 

Scroll down below for pictures as well as my interviews with the lovely ladies! I have a lot planned for February and thanks to my new social media maven Kimmy, I’m about to make some ish happen so stay tuned! Always remember toĀ love and live luxuriously!

 

 

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Before and After shots of our “New Year, New Me” makeover grand prize winner Evelyn

 

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Before and After shots of our “New Year, New Me” Makeover Runner Up Shanik!

 

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Side Profile of Evelyn from her shoot

 

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Evelyn’s full on punk glam look!

 

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The lovely ladies posing together after their makeovers!

 

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Close up of Shanik’s new look!

 

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Side profile of Shanik’s new cut!

 

BTS Video and Interviews

 

 

 

My Mental Makeover

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Happy New Year! I know I’m a little over a week late but I wanted to make sure that my first post of 2016 was one that was a reflection of my life. My friends and I did a “New Year, New Me” makeover contest through the site and the 2 winners were treated to a makeover on Sunday. Can’t wait for you guys to see the before and after pics and video šŸ˜€ These ladies definitely deserved a makeover and I started thinking about the makeover of sorts that I’ve had. In the past month, I’ve started a new part-time job as a marketing assistant, I was promoted at my other part-time job (which is now full-time) and I have some other side hustles in the works. I have been very blessed and I realized that the reason for theseĀ opportunities are happening at once is because I’m slowly but surely changing my way of thinking. In the past, I always felt like no matter how hard I tried, I’d still be stuck in the same place. After awhile, I started settling for what I had instead of going after bigger and better things. I had big goals and aspirations for my life but became content with being mediocre.

I would’ve never admitted this to anyone but I became complacent when it felt like failure was inevitable and ended up miserable in the process. It wasn’t until I conquered my fear of driving that everything fell into place. The fear that mentally crippled me was gone and I felt like I could do anything if I gave it all I had. Soon enough, other areas of my life fell into place. Job opportunities came and things that felt like they were out of reach are now within my grasp. The possibilities are endless and I realize that nothing would have manifested unless my mentality changed. My new mentality changed my approach to different situations and as a result, changed the situations themselves. It’s a makeover that may not be visibleĀ to others but has been a major change that has and will continue to have an impact on my life šŸ˜€

Stay tuned for the “New Year, New Me” makeover pics and interviews as well as more posts that I hope will inspire you in the days, weeks and months to come.

 

Always remember toĀ love and live luxuriously!Ā 

 

 

My last post of 2015!

Hey everyone! I’m making this last post of 2015 short and sweet. I have had a lot of ups and downs this year but I am happy to say that I’m ending the year on a positive note. Ā I passed my road test the second time around last Tuesday and just got my license this past Saturday! Also, I have a new part-time morning job in addition to my current part-time job so you know what that means: Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money!!!! I finally feel like things are starting to turn around and I can’t wait to see what the new year brings.

With that being said, this will be my last post of 2015. I just want to enjoy the holiday season and create realistic plans for the site, my career and my life. I have a few things in the works for 2016 including a “New Year, New Me Makeover that I am involved with (click here for more info on the makeover:Ā New Years Makeover ) Ā so stay tuned!

Thank you as always for your support and Happy Holidays!

 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!Ā