Sunday, December 31, 2023

A Bombshell Glamour Kind of New Year

 Hello Everyone!

For my birthday I used part of my Victoria's Secret Gift Card to purchase the 2023 Holiday Release for Bombshell Glamour Eau De Parfum. I absolutely love this scent! It's one of those scents that's grown, sexy, and makes you feel glamorous while wearing it. I've gotten so many compliments on this fragrance. How can one not feel glamorous wearing this scent?! The packaging is gorgeous!

With the new year approaching I eed a new start. Sometimes a nice scented fragrance is all you need to feel confident again or more like yourself. This year has been one of the most challenging years of my life. During some of these challenges I feel like I lost myself along the way.


All dressed up with everywhere to glow. Bold and bright, Bombshell Glamour is an extension of America’s No. 1 Fragrance.* This Eau de Parfum opens with a fruity burst of peach, giving the fragrance a decadent drip of indulgence. The party comes to life with a pop of bubbly golden plum prosecco and the effervescence of crystal dawn peony for a luminous lift at the heart. A rush of opulence overtakes the night with a double-faceted amber that adorns the scent in festive luxury.

Fragrance type: Floral Woody

Notes: velvet peach, crystal peony, opulent amber

Eau de Parfum is our most concentrated, pure version of the fragrance

50 ml/1.7 oz.

As much as I love this scent, I think it's suitable for a special occasion, or date night out. It's a little strong I can just touch the bottle and the scent will be on my hand for hours lol. This is a perfect scent for Winter especially when you want to be noticed.

I can smell the peach note in the fragrance and if you're expecting this parfum to be sweet, I hate to be the one to disappoint you. The peach note has a hints of sweetness, but in my opinion it's not a sweet scent. Once the parfum settles and dries on my skin I still smell peach, and amber. 

I don't have any plans for NYE, so like many others I'll be in the living room watching the ball drop and smelling amazing lol! Wishing everyone a wonderful Happy New Year 2024!

You can check out my Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas to Me!

Monday, December 25, 2023

Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas to Me!!

Merry Christmas!

Today is also my 38th Birthday! This day would be incomplete if didn't thank God for seeing another birthday. This morning when I woke up more so when I brought in my birthday at midnight I couldn't help but think about my mother. This is my first birthday without her and her birthday is two weeks exactly after mine. I'm not only celebrating my birthday/Christmas today, I'm also celebrating the wonderful holiday seasons and birthdays I had with her. She always made the holidays and birthdays special, so I know she would've wanted me to enjoy today.

Christmas Eve 

I took this picture last night on Christmas Eve. It's something special and magical about Christmas lights, but especially on Christmas Eve. 

I usually have a Christmas Tradition that I take my nightly shower a little early.

I get settled with a cup of hot chocolate to watch A Christmas Story. This is one of my favorite Christmas Movies. 

 Christmas/My Birthday

Christmas morning

I was so surprised when I received a generous Victoria's Secret gift card. Yankee Candle sent over these two Merry Berry Candles that smell amazing!

My Godmother always comes through at Christmas/My Birthday with the Starbucks Tumblers.  

I spent some of my Christmas/birthday gift card on Bombshell Glamour Eau De Parfum. 

Kiss sent over this amazing PR Gift earlier in the month. There so many wonderful products here that I've been using throughout the holiday season. I can't wait to use everything especially now that I'm getting back into makeup. 

My best friend Albert stopped by to bring me a gift and to catch up. It was good seeing him.

My Aunt sent me this gorgeous bag from Victoria's Secret. I think this is from Mariah Carey's Collection that she did this year with VS.

Overall I had a nice birthday. I feel blessed to see 38 years old. As my birthday comes to an end, I want to thank everyone that wished me a Happy Birthday 🤍 

 I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas 🎄

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Holiday Health Update

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Christmas Tree in the waiting room at the doctor's office 

As many of you know I was really sick in August and September with pneumonia, sepsis, and covid. Since I was so sick my blood sugar skyrocketed to 525 once I was the ER during the first hosptial visit. I've never been a diabetic, but because I was so sick the onset of diabetes became prevalent. Diabetics does run heavily in my family but I never had a problem. My A1C has always been in the range of normal and pre-diabetic. 

The doctors in the hospital and my primary doctor were hoping that my diabetes would reverse since they notice my A1C was coming down significantly within a matter of those few weeks. Thank God I'm on the right path. I'm so happy to report that my A1C is normal again.

I was so nervous before my doctor appointment earlier this week because outside the diabetes concerns I'm still battling colds and sinuses, but my low grade fever was normal by time I went to my appointment. Thankfully my test came back negative for Covid, Flu, and Strep Throat. My lungs sounded clear and my heart sounded good. I can hold off on getting my lungs checked for now. I still have to watch out for fevers and get my lungs checked every few months. I'm still under the weather, but I feel so blessed that my health is improving. This is one of best Christmas/Birthday gifts that I could receive.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Christmas Cocoa

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I love a good cup of hot cocoa, but it's something special about hot cocoa around Christmas especially when it's cold outside. 

It's been freezing outside the past few days so that's a perfect excuse for me to make myself a cup of my favorite hot beverage. Tonight I used Swiss Miss. 

I've been cutting down on sugar. This is my first time Reddi Whip Zero Sugar and it's pretty good. It may even taste better than the original in my opinion. 

No cup of hot cocoa is complete without buring a Hot Cocoa and Cream Candle. I've had this one for a few years and it's a fresh burn for tonight. 

Monday, December 18, 2023

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas/Birthday

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We're officially one week away from Christmas/ My Birthday! To say these past few months have been challenging would be an understatement.

Closing my eyes and dreaming of happy Christmas Memories 

Finding a reason to smile

I'm slowly but surely getting back into doing full face of makeup. I haven't been feeling the best with all this congestion, but doing my makeup is like second nature to me.

Merry Week Befofe Christmas/My Birthday! Let the countdown begin!

Saturday, December 16, 2023

A Bombshell Magic Kind of Christmas

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I look forward to this time of year for many reasons. I love seeing the limited edition items that are released specifically for the holidays. I'm a fan of Victoria's Secret Bombshell Parfum Collection. 

Last year VS released Bombshell Magic and there's everything magical about the scent. The packaging is gorgeous and it's a great fragrance to wear during the day or evening. 


Joyful and bright, Bombshell Magic is an extension of Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume.

"Inspired by the holidays, this Eau de Parfum weaves decadent fruit with swirling petals to reveal an intoxicating signature. The fragrance opens with a burst of blackberry elixir, a fruity pop against the floral heart of sparkling star peony. At the base, a lush combination of vanilla and patchouli wraps the fragrance in a warm, woody embrace."

Fragrance type: Floral Fruity Chypre.

Notes: blackberry elixir, sparkling star peony, vanilla patchouli.

As I mentioned this was a limited edition release from 2022 so it's unavailable on the vs website, but you can find it on other outlets such as Amazon etc. I think Bombshell Magic should be added permanently to the Bombshell Collection since it gives a twist on the original lineup. 

Do you own any of the Bombshell Eau De Parfums? Which is your favorite?

Saturday, December 9, 2023

My December

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It's kind of hard for me to believe that we are actually in the last month of the year, also my birthday month.

In my last post I started putting up my Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

It usually takes me a few days to decorate it. I've been so tired after work, I finally finished my tree last Saturday. 

I also finished decorating around the house as well.

Last but not least, the Christmas Snow Village. 


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Christmas In Progress

 Hello Everyone, 

This holiday season will be different especially with it being the first holiday season without my mom. Christmas was one of her favorite holidays. As many of you know that my birthday is on Christmas Day. I've made a promise to myself that I won't get too depressed this holiday season, but I won't lie, it's hard. 

The day after Thanksgiving I made myself take out the Christmas Tree and decorations. It made me think of all the happy holiday memories I shared with my mom over the years. I owe it to her memory to continue Christmas Traditions. 

My tree has been the same theme for the past 3 years. Silver, Clear, and White. The lights reflecting off the clear ornaments looks so beautiful. 

I like to burn a candle(s) as I'm decorating. I usually burn Fresh Balsam, but this time I'm burning Vanilla Bean Noel, one of my favorite Christmas Candles.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Holiday 2023 Inspired Nails

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Disclaimer: These products were pr gifted  by various nail polish brands . Thank you so much for sending these products over! All opinions are 100% my own.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Today on the blog, I'm going to share a few holiday inspired manicures. 

Morgan Taylor On My Wish List Holiday/Winter Collection 2023

This collection should be on your wishlist! Look at all these festive colors!

Gift It Your Best

This nail polish is the definition of icy! Outside of Gift It Your Best being a gorgeous nail polish, you can wear this all Winter!

Before My Berry Eyes

How gorgeous is this metallic polish? As much as I love sparkly and traditional holiday colors metallic add a nice touch to the holiday season Winter months.

Zoya November Color of the Month: Amaris 

Zoya Amaris

Zoya relased their color of the month in Amaris. I this blue sparkle polish. I like traditional holiday nail polishes, but its something special about a blue sparkle polish during the holidays.

Zoya Magical Collection: Holiday 2023

Zoya is ending the year on a magical note with their latest collection.

What a beautiful collection of polishes. I think this collection has a polish that will go with many themes this holiday season.

Zoya Cheri

Is it really the holidays without a classic red nail polish? Zoya Cheri is a beautiful red matte polish. I think matte polish is a nice alternative from the regular shiny red polishes for the season. 

Zoya Vixen

This polish is given Fall vibes continued for the holidays and I'm here for it! This vampy color is perfect for my lovers of darker nail polishes that still look festive. 

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