5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Monday all!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!

1. Pink Lipstick

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It’s fair to say I’m slightly obsessed with Lupita Nyong’o, so when I saw her rocking a pink lippy at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, I knew I had to try it!  Trust me pink lipstick is going  REALLY outside my comfort zone. As a dark-skinned black woman,  the message I’ve always got was don’t wear colors that make you stand out.  It took me years to finally muster enough courage to wear red lipstick because of  this “rule”. Now I love wearing red lipstick and could care less what  someone might say. Now I’m ready to  find the perfect pink lippy for me!

2. Justin’s Hazelnut Butter

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Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been making more a serious effort to eat healthier (I’ve lost 8 lbs so far!)  In my efforts to find healthy snacks, I stumbled across Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. Let me tell ya, this stuff is GOOD! It’s chunky, not overly sweet and great with fruit (especially apples!).  While a jar of this yummy stuff is a whopping $12 (which I can’t bring myself to buy), the packets are more affordable…so give them a try!

3. Keds x Kate Spade

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I’ve been lusting after this Keds collaboration with Kate Spade for a year now.  The $75 price tag is what is holding me back (I don’t believe in paying more than $40 for sneakers unless they are running shoes) but I love them so!  I’m saving my coins so these beauties can eventually be mine!

4. Floral skirts

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I’ve mentioned before how I used to be afraid of floral print. Since I no longer “fear” them, I’m always on the look out for  a great floral skirt. This ASOS curve midi skirt fits the bill perfectly. It’s bright, flowy and feminine…all the things I love in a skirt!

5. Jeweliq Electric Zest Bib Necklacestatement necklace, jeweliq, neon, neon necklaces, colorful necklaces, jeweliq necklace, statement necklaces for the summer


Neon. Statement. Necklace. Nuff said!



  1. May 12, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    Love all 5 points here. Congrats on your weight loss and yes, break the rules!

    • May 14, 2014 / 11:38 pm

      Im glad you liked my five things! Rules are made to be broken so why not have fun! 🙂

  2. Abbi
    May 12, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Excellent list! And congrats on the weight loss!

  3. May 12, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Congratulations on sticking to a healthy diet! The weight loss is secondary to being healthy, so kudos! And that necklace is awesome!!

    • May 14, 2014 / 11:37 pm

      Thank you! You are so right about weight loss being secondary. I notice I have more energy and I like the inches that are coming off my body!

  4. May 12, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    You picked 5 winners! Congrats on the weight loss. I also had to break the “dark skinned women can’t wear this color, hips to big can’t wear that and on and on”. It took a while but I finally broke free of the lies. You go, Grown and Curvy Woman!!!

    • May 14, 2014 / 11:36 pm

      You go too for finally breaking free of the lies! There is so much freedom in not allowing rules to dictate how you want to look. Yay us!

  5. juliette
    May 13, 2014 / 1:39 am

    Hey Ms. G, great list! I’m obsessed with Ms. Lupita too – such an inspiration in so many ways. I’ve been on hiatus from makeup so it might be time to dip my toe back in – you know how I like to copy you, LOL! And congrats on the health journey – me too! 23 pounds so far (in the last 12 months, slow and steady). It’s gonna be a great summer, right?!

    • May 14, 2014 / 11:34 pm

      Congrats on your 23lb weight loss! I would love to see you rock a pink lippy too!

  6. jen
    May 13, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    you look great!!!!