Life updates

I’m Quitting!|| Closing this chapter & on to the next!

Final update coming…7.31.2021

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Beauty

My Favorite Travel Products || Makeup Edition

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THIS travel makeup bag holds all my must-haves, all stashed in 1 handy bag! When I travel, I typically dont want to wear a full face of makeup let alone full coverage foundation. So I love taking tinted moisturizers or very light to medium coverage foundations to get that I definitely tried look. LOL. Here is a product breakdown of my must have travel essentials needed to create a nice low key, no makeup makeup look…

Shapetape Concealer

Creaseless concealer

Shape tape glow wand

Lights, camera, action 4-N-1 mascara

Breezy cream bronzer

Hydroflex serum foundation

Maracuja tinted moisturizer

Amazonian clay cheek wardrobe blush

Born this way super coverage multi-use concealer

Pro filt’r instant retouch concealer

Gloss bomb universal lip luminizer

Gloss bomb cream color lip cream

Bavkstage glow face pallette

Lip lustre lip gloss

Pillow talk lipstick and liker set

Airbrush flawless finish setting powder

Airbrush flawless setting spray

Shimmer and glow liquid eyeshadow

Translucent setting powder

Chroma crystal top coat

Original beauty blender

Shape tape stay setting spray

Sex kitten liquid liner

DIY detailing brow pen

Essential brush kit

I am putting together a post for my must have travel faves for skincare and other miscellaneous items that I pack. So stay tuned for that!! If you need specific shade names or colors just let me know in the comments below.

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Beauty

Introducing Fenty’s new blurring skin tint [Review]

Okay So I wanted to provide a quick review on the new Fenty Eaze drop blurring skin tint. The Sephora Seasonal Savings Event Is happening right now and this should definitely be on your list…

This is a lightweight, buildable light-to-medium coverage liquid skin tint that leaves your skin looking blurred and smoothed. This product is Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

I have been wearing it since our trip to vegas about two weeks ago and I loooove it. It is super easy-to-apply. Its very flexible and will quickly yet visibly even out your complexion with a blurred effect. I love the HydraBlend complex within it that causes it to be humidity & sweat, transfer-resistant! It lasted all day in the hot Vegas heat with no touch ups. It has a smooth texture that layers well with primer and skincare. Overall I give this product a 10 out of 10 and will add it to my Holy grail.

HOW TO USE IT

This product was made to layer with your skincare snd primer so after applying all your skincare You will definitely need to Shake well before use and apply a few drops with fingers or foundation brush or as I love to use a beauty blender.
It is buildable so you can put as much as needed to achieve the coverage.desired.


•Other favorite products Ive talked and highly recommended that are makeup related you can see HERE

•My personal Skincare faves are HERE and my current FULL FACE makep routine is HERE

Have you tried the skin tint yet? Let me know in the comments below!

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3 things that help you become a morning person!

Goooooood mooooorning!!! Bwuahahahaha. Ok I cant even tell you how many times I get “I wish I was a morning person like you” on a daily basis on Instagram! And trust me because I am a mom, I KNOW the struggle is more real then the Corona virus ok. Sometimes you just don’t want to get up and be productive or do alllll of the things. I have been there. But I can tell you more often then not every👏🏾single👏🏾time I just stay in bed and do nothing. I feel like crap.

I will be honest and say I naturally am a morning person. Ive always been one. I don’t know, Its just something about a brand new day when you wake up and realize oh wow! Im alive! I woke up with a roof over my head! Im healthy! My family is alive and healthy! I can make me some food to eat! This might sound cliché but it really is a blessing to be able to say these things every day.

I also think honestly its all about your mindset in the morning. You can not have a positive morning waking up with a negative attitude. Get out of your own way and change your thinking. When you change your thinking you change your entire life! With this type of thinking I believe anyone can be a morning person, this mindset along with the following 3 things:

1. Get up as soon as your alarm goes off

Easier said then done right?! What helps me is putting my alarm source in our master bathroom. That way I LITERALLY have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm. By that time… Youre up!

2. Practice gratitude & exercise

When you wake up with the mindset of: man I get to wake up and make my coffee! Or I get to wake up and use my expensive iphone or Android to check social media! LOL. It really changes your perspective. A 2017 data report states that around 150,000 people die EVERY DAY. To put things even more into perspective lets add Corona virus to it. Im sure you get the picture here. Simply put if you are blessed to open your eyes in the morning, that instantly should make you a morning person.

Everyone knows I looove physical activity and working out. (I have been slacking these last few weeks) but nonetheless over all I stay pretty active. I have found that when you exercise which gives you endorphins. Those endorphins make you happy, thus contributing to a great morning!

3. Drink coffee, tea or a natural energy drink

Caffeine really does help give you that extra push in the morning. And if you aren’t a coffee drinker, try green tea or a energy drink. I absolutely looove This (use code: thisdollhere for 25% off PLUS free shipping) energy multiplier because it is a fast acting natural caffeine that is comparable to 1-2 cups of coffee. Works extremely well and doesn’t give you jitters.

These 3 basic things have really aided me into being the bubbly, happy and ready to conquer the day type of person you see early mornings on Instagram lol! What type of things do you incorporate in your routine that help you in the mornings? Comment and let me know.

Hope you have a happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by, until next time…

Tiara’s up,

Life updates

Goodbye 2020: The year I lost, failed, won, cried & laughed but didn’t fold!

Hiii loves. I know, I know! A blog post on a Thursday?!!😱 Who am I riiite?!! But I had to say and document my goodbye for this year, this little pink & glitter corner of the World Wide Web is technically where I keep all my memoirs right? So let’s begin shall we. 2020!! Man oh man, the things we can say about this year especially as woman. whether you are single, married, newly divorced, widowed, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, rich, poor what have you. No matter what or who you are I think we can all say in the most perfect unison phrase ever heard to mankinds oh so deaf ears that 2020 BASICALLY SUCKED…PERIODT!! (and btw that T was sooo intentional)

I mean its already so very hard to be a woman as it is whether thats in the work place or at home, But the cherry on the top that I personally experienced is owning a business and trying to make the right decision not only for myself but also for my business and my family. It can be very difficult in making decisions under extremely trying circumstances and this whole Covid-19 pandemic was that exact trying circumstance. I started my business as just a mobile nail care service that grew into a small brick and mortar building after a year and a half then grew into a much bigger commercial building after just 1 year!! It was so amazing and life changing you can say. To connect with clients and build relationships and friendships all while providing impeccable service and getting paid was a dream job! A true story of success right?! But with success comes those who think are on your team, who ultimately you learn are not happy for you or supportive of your success. Lines were crossed, bonds were broken and feelings hurt, Mine in particular. But I learnt to grow with the hurt and continue on. Then when I thought oh it cant get any worse then this… BAAM!! A worldwide pandemic hit!!!

The readjusting to your entire life being on pause and lockdown, while still having to very much so live life with little ones and stay on top and keep a happy marriage (of 16 years btw, one of the many things I am proud of in life) is an utterly disturbing and unexplainable experience that I wish on no enemy I dare have. After 6 months of not working and still paying rent I made the decision to put in my 30 day notice and close my business. Not because I had to, but after evaluating what was most important to me, my health, family and time vs. risking getting sick by working on clients and Expensing energy and resources on employees that did not value the support I provided and did not have the same vision for my business as I did. I chose to save my money rather then dish it out on a building that I couldn’t even work or run how I wanted due to Covid. So I began to blog full time. Now blogging is something that I have been doing on and off again for the last few years. I just never had the real time to stay consistant because I worked full time running my business. Making that change literally was one of the scariest decisions I have ever made in my life. Like how am I going to go from making a certain amount that I’m used to making based on a certain amount of clients I take/ employees I have a month, to now not knowing if I will make anything or if people will even click my link or have an actual interest in what I have to say? I mean you gotta have some major cahonies to just quit a very lucrative business/job and go chase a dream out of no where. But in doing so I found that if you dont do “it”, the it being chase your dreams, do what makes you uncomfortable, what makes you scared and frightened so much so that you lose sleep at night, what makes your very soul want to rise and fly, then You are not living. You arent living in the sense that your life has no limitations except the ones you make or set for yourself. .one thing I can say in all honesty tho is if it weren’t for my unwavering faith and the help of my family and amazing husband I just dont know where I would be physically, mentally and spiritually. There is an old African saying that it takes a village and that is so very true. For that I am so beyond thankful.

So here I am half a year later, wife, mother/auntie, daughter, sister, successful salon owner turned homeschool teacher, full time blogger, and risk taker. Living this thing we all call life, one day at a time proving every day that true success isn’t having your name on a building, its not even having a prestigious title or degree because in an instant life and circumstances can change drastically. True success is being able to adapt to change instantly, gracefully and unexpectedly by having a measure of faith and trust in God, and allowing your family to come to your aid when needed because it truly takes a village or tribe to help you along the way! Yes here I am, ready to go into the new year despite the world being in total disarray, stronger and better then ever before. Looking forward to taking whatever life brings, good or bad and strongly relying on my faith and trust in my God. I say to 2021 BRING IT! Feeling forever thankful for this beautiful life that I get to live every day that I am blessed to wake up! Because the way I see it if you want to see the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. I share my story and tell you all of that to say this, in life it is inevitable that you are going to lose, you’re going to win, you will most definitely fail, there will be times you laugh and even times you cry but NEVER EVER EVER, for a second fold!

I want to say THANK YOU bunches to each and every one of you that has chosen to be here and subscribe to my blog! Your support means the world and beyond. I truly hope that 2021 brings you love, peace and happiness. I can’t wait to show you all the new ideas and collabs I have coming to the blog. Until next time you guys be safe and take care of yourself!

Tiara’s up,

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Coachella vibes…

Denim vest: love this one

Crop top: out of stock but love this and OBSESSED with this

Shorts: super old but similar here and here

Gladiators: really loving these and these

Happy Friday!!! Made it thru another week 🙌🏾 well it’s the 1st weekend of Coachella and guess who isn’t even going? Meeee🙋🏽 lololol! This will be a very short post as I have LITERALLY a million things to do, but I thought I’d do a fun makeup and outfit look inspired by this festival because dressing up is FUN! Whether you are going to Coachella or just have some weekend plans with your friends have fun and always be safe!! Thanks for stopping by, Until next time…

Tiara’s Up,

Tiffany