Summerific Elegance

Hey loves!

It has been a little (long) while since I have served you with some tasty fashion love! I do apologize for that, the lady has been pretty busy lately! But, well, she’s back tho, ahha 🙂 Is it just me or there is some kind of chemistry between yellow and chocolate skin?? Well let me tell you, this summer, I am all about that loves. I just feels like it brings out the tones and undertones of our complexion so beautifully without any added extravagance.

Coucou mes amours! Alors, ca fait un petit (sacrĂ©) bail que je ne vous ai pas servi des savoureux mets fashion, et pour cela je vous presente toutes mes excuses les cheries. Lady Samuela etait super prise ces derniers temps…mais bon, elle est de retour, ahah 🙂 Deja, dites-moi…est-ce juste ma perception, ou alors existe-t-il une sorte d’alchimie particuliere entre la couleur jaune et les peaux couleur chocolat?? Quoiqu’il en soit, cet Ă©tĂ©, c’est jaune sans moderation pour moi! Cette couleur fait tellement bien ressortir toutes les composantes de nos jolis teints noirs sans y ajouter de quelconque extravagance. 

Enough said, here is a sneak peek at one of my favorite Kimono-style dress in YELLOW of course. Get ready for more of that color-pop! Meanwhile, enjoy and let me know what you think of this pretty simple yet elegant look.

Assez parlĂ©, voici lĂ  un aperçu sur un de mes styles prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©s du moment: la robe en style Kimono…et bien-entendu, en jaune1 Soyez prĂŞtes Ă  voir une affluence de couleur sur le blog… apres tout, c’est l’Ă©tĂ©! En attendant la suite, bah n’hĂ©sitez surtout pas Ă  me dire ce que vous pensez de ce look assez simple et Ă©lĂ©gant!

And while you’re at it, remember that yellow is a happy and bubbly color, only a smile can be the ultimate accessory to complete the look!

Thats all for the day. I hope you enjoyed it. Make sure you show some love my darlings. Like, share, comment, do it all…I love seeing your feedback!

 

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“GOLDEN BEAUTIFICATION” SESSION

Coucou Mes amours. Alors, aujourd’hui je partage avec vous ma session de soins de visages que j’ai rĂ©alisĂ©e il y a quelques jours, en utilisant ces masques Ă  base d’or et de collagen. Pour ĂŞtre super brève, je vai resumer le procĂ©dĂ© en 3 Ă©tapes majeures.

Hey loves, so today I share with you the step-by step facial that I did a couple of days ago, highlighting  these exquisite  Gold Collagen Face Masks.So, basically it is a 3 step process

Step 1: Prepping the Skin (Préparer la peau)

Dans cette Ă©tape, j’ai commencĂ© par en quelque sorte “ouvrir” mes pores avec l’aide d’un vaporisateur facial. Si vous n’en avez pas, pas de souci une serviette chaude appliquĂ©e sur le visage pendant quelque minutes aura l’effet similaire. Juste que le vaporisateur procure Ă©galement un effet “sauna” que j’affectionne Ă©normĂ©ment.

In this step, I started off by pretty much opening up my pores using a facial steamer. But if you don’t have one, no worries; applying a hot towel for few minutes on your face will have a similar effect! The one thing tho is that the steamer gives kind of a sauna sensation that I really enjoy!

Une fois, la phase de vaporisation complète, je procède au nettoyage de ma peau. Ici j’utilise ce gel purifiant de chez Neutrogena. Assez doux, odeur minimale, et rendu impeccable! Pour un nettoyage en profondeur, j’opte TOUJOURS pour une brosse faciale electrique, les filles je vous assure c’est un MUST! L’avantage de cette brosse, je trouve est que le nettoyage est assez doux, et la brosse ayant elle meme une texture spongieuse, elle laisse un effet veloutĂ©.

Once the steaming phase complete, I go ahead and clean my face. Here I am using a purifying gel from Neutrogena. Its a pretty gentle one, with a mild scent and a fantastic outcome after use. For a deep clean, I always couple it with an electric cleaning brush, and quite frankly girrrrls I am telling you, it is a MUST! The main advantage I think, is that the cleaning, although deep and thorough,  is pretty gentle and leaves a velvety feeling. 

La dernière phase de cette etape est bien sur l’exfoliation du visage (ici avec le gommage de chez Neutrogena dans la meme collection que le nettoyant). Cette phase est indispensable car en plus de renforcer le nettoyage, elle permet de ce debarrasser des cellules mortes afin de reveler une peau plus fraiche et radieuse!

The last step of course is the exfoliation, done here using the scrub from the same Neutrogena collection that the cleansing gel.This step is essential given that it helps get rid of dead skin cells, which in turns reveals a brighter and fresher skin.

 

Step 2: Mask Application (l’Application du Masque)

Selon les instructions du fabriquant, un rendu optimal peut ĂŞtre atteint en refrigerant le masque au prĂ©alable 5 Ă  10 minutes avant l’application. Et je vous avoue que l’effet est tellement rafraĂ®chissant! En fait, les ingrĂ©dients majeurs qui constituent ce masque, notamment le collagène et l’acide hyaluronique, agissent en profondeur pour regenerer et reparer la peau, en stimulant la production de nouvelles cellules, tout en  minimisant l’apparence des pores et en ravivant l’eclat de la peau. Concernant l’application mĂŞme, garder le masque pendant 20 a 30 minutes, puis rincer la peau et la secher avec douceur, avant de passer Ă  la dernière Ă©tape qui est l’hydratation.

According to the manufacturer’s instructions, for optimal results, it is best to refrigerate the mask for about 5-10 minutes before use. The effect afterwards is truly refreshing. As a matter of fact, its all thank’s to key ingredients: the collagen and hyaluronic acid regenerate help rejuvenate and repair the skin, by removing dead skin cells, minimizing the appearance of pores and brightening the skin’s complexion.

 

 

Step 3: Hydrating the skin (Hydratation de la peau)

Dans cette Ă©tape, il est tout simplement question de sceller tous les bienfait du masque pour une longue tenue. Je commence gĂ©nĂ©ralement par l’application Ă  l’aide d’un coton, de la lotion tonifiante Ă  base d’extraits d’arbre Ă  thĂ©. L’utilisation de cette dernière est vivement recommandĂ©e car elle permet de rĂ©tablir le pH de la peau. Ensuite j’applique quelques goutes de mon serum cheri aux extraits de miel, pour clĂ´turer avec ma crème hydratante prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©e de chez St Ives: onctueuse, naturelle et fraĂ®che, un dĂ©lice pour ma peau!

In this final step, it is all about locking all the benefits of the mask for a longer wear. For the matter, I usually start of with the application of a toner (here I am using a Tea tree extracts based one) using coton pad to help regenerate the skin’s pH.  Then, I follow with my honey based serum, just to top it all of with my all time favorite moisturizer from St Ives. This moisturizer is everything good: unctuous, natural and fresh… so much so that I can only love it, a real delight for my skin!

Et puis VOILĂ€!!

Pour mes lectrices du Gabon, la brosse nettoyante et les masques sont en vente sur la page Facebook de Stylish Glam

J’espere que cet article vous a plu! N’hesitez pas a me laisser vos impressions et suggestion, et surtout partagez au maximum!!!

 

 

 

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EASY WEEK-END SPORTY CHIC

Hey loves!

Here is a super cute and easy post in which I share a casual sporty outfit I rocked last summer, in hopes that it will warm up your day a little!

Coucou Mes Amours! Je vous prĂ©sente ici un look super mignon et facile Ă  rĂ©aliser. C’Ă©tait un de mes prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©s l’Ă©tĂ© dernier et j’espère qu’il va vous apporter un peu de chaleur estivale!

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What we have here is an athletic look centered around a simple bodycon dress. Given that the accessories I had picked for the day were already in rich vivid tones ( Burgundy purse and cap, plus Salmon/coral sneakers), I figured a white dress would keep the look balanced.

IL s’agit la d’un look centrĂ© sur une robe bodycon sur un style athlĂ©tique. Vu que les accessoires que j’avais prĂ©vu pour l’occasion Ă©taient sur des tons très riches (Sac et casquette Rouge bordeau et des basket couleur Saumon), j ai donc optĂ© pour une robe blanche, histoire de ne pas trop saturer le look. 

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White Sleeveless BlazerWhite Bodycon Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burgundy PurseCoral NikeBurgundy Baseball Cap

 

 

 

I hope you loved this cute little some-some, and that it may get you inspired for an easy effortless look. As for me, I can’t wait for the sunny days to bring back the sporty mama vibe! Until next time loves. Don’t forget to leave me your feedback (Like, comment, follow, share do it all!)

J’espère que vous avez aimĂ© ce petit quelque chose. Et j’ose aussi espĂ©rer que vous avez pu trouver une bonne petite inspiration pour un look super facile. En ce qui me concerne, j’ai juste hâte the resortir ce cĂ´tĂ© “maman sport” d’ici lĂ  que les beaux jours reviennent! A très bientĂ´t mes amours. 

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AND HE TURNED ONE!!!

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Hi Loves! Last month, my sweet baby C.J turned ONE! Yes!!! Given our busy schedules and all the stuff we were dealing with, his dad and I decided to wait until late February to throw him a decent first birthday party, which actually happened to be a combined party for him and his dad, since dad is a member of the  #FebruaryGang lol.

Well, on Sunday mama took matters in her own hands and played “Event planner”. Actually, she started way before Sunday!

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Since we were celebrating the men in my life, I picked a theme centered on “Gentlemen”, because that’s just what they are: my gentlemen!

What comes in mind when you think about gentlemen? Well I see: helper, kind, polite, elegant, clean, bow tie, polished, mustache, etc

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With that in mind, I went ahead and researched budget friendly decorations and accessories with a Black/Gold color scheme to give the whole party decor a touch of sophistication.

Here’s what I used:

As for the highlight of any kids party, I am talking about the cake, I had the pleasure to work along side Mrs Darcy Lynn from Cakes by Darcy, a super cute bakery nestled in the heart of Roswell. The ordering process was super smooth, and I was so happy to FINALLY find someone who understood my vision instantly without asking me thousands of questions lol! Also, they helped me greatly price-wise, which was a plus, given that the budget was not unlimited!

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And Oh?! Did I mention that she loved my design so much that she actually made it a template?? I was so honored!

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As you can see, the cake is kinda tying the whole theme together, marrying the black/gold color scheme with the gentlemen theme. And here is a sneak peek at the party!
Be mindful that It might get you hungry!

 

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A word of advice, make sure you plan some good entertainment for the kids to stay busy and active. For us, CJ’s ball pit did the trick…until they all crashed into his room ahaha!

 

I hope you loved it, thank you for reading!

Please leave me your feedback below and few design ideas.


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Also I’m curious to know? what was the theme on your child’s first birthday? did you include any games and other entertainment?

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MY TOP 5 RULES FOR A HAPPY LIFE

“Happiness is the joy that we feel when we’re striving after our potential.”

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Material possessions are vain, but the gift of happiness is priceless! It is not that the path toward happiness is complicated, it may just be that it is unknown to many. As I am writing this post, I cannot say with absolute confidence that I am at my happiest, but for sure I am way happier than I used to be, and because I know that I have better years ahead of me, the journey is still on toward reaching my optimal happy place. And I want you to feel the same way: the journey is still on. All we gotta do is take some of the simplest steps every day that will better our lives, and make us happier!

Les biens matĂ©riels sont Ă©phĂ©mères, et le bonheur n’a pas de prix. On serait tentĂ© de croire que le chemin qui mène au bonheur est tout juste compliquĂ©, mais ce n’est pas le cas; il se pourrait juste qu’il soit peu connu. A l’instant ou j’Ă©cris cet article, je ne pourrais affirmer avec assurance absolue que je vis le bonheur ultime, mais je peux certainement dire que je suis plus heureuse aujourd’hui que je ne l’Ă©tais au paravant. Aussi, parce que je sais que de meilleures annĂ©es m’attendent devant, je n’ai pas fini d’explorer et d’avancer un peu plus chaque jour vers ce niveau oĂą je vivrais dans le bonheur ultime. Et j’aimerais que vous ayez aussi cet Ă©tat d’esprit. La seule chose Ă  faire est de chaque jour suivre ces Ă©tapes des plus simples, afin de mieux vivre et d’ĂŞtre plus heureux!

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1. Make the choice to be happy | Choisis d’ĂŞtre heureux(se)

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Turn your happiness switch on! Decide with firmness that it’s time for you to be happy!

Active l’interrupteur de ton bonheur. Decide avec fermetĂ© qu’il est temps pour toi d’ĂŞtre heureux(se)

2. Create a vision for your life| Crée une vision pour ta vie

Find an area of interest and create a great vision, dream, or goal around it that you greatly wish to achieve. Simply complete this sentence and make it a statement: “I will be happier if I …”. Once you figure out what makes you happy, DO IT!

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Identifie un domaine qui t’intĂ©resse particulièrement et crĂ©e une vision, un rĂŞve ou un objectif  autour de celui-ci. Pour y arriver, complète juste cette phrase et fais-en un mot d’ordre dans ta vie: “Je serais plus heureux(se) Si Je…” . Une fois que tu trouves ce qui te rend (ou te rendrait) heureux(se), FASI-LE!

3. Learn how to deal with frustration | Apprends à faire face à la frustration 

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Life will not always be rainbows and butterflies, that’s just a fact! The sooner you acknowledge this reality, the better it will be for you. Because when you start realizing that, you become aware that along the way you will experience set backs, unexpected miss-outs, and all kinds of situations beyond your control…and they will trigger frustration. Do not focus on that negative feeling, acknowledge it, embrace it, identify what causes you to feel frustrated and fix it! Fixing it is not just making adjustments here and there, sometimes fixing is letting go.

La vie ne sera pas toujours rose, c’et un fait! Plus tĂ´t tu accepteras cette rĂ©alitĂ©, mieux ce sera pour toi. En effet, dès l’instant ou tu commences Ă  le rĂ©aliser, tu apprĂ©henderas  mieux le fait que tu feras face Ă  des obstacles, des loupĂ©s et toutes autres sortes de situations imprĂ©vues qui te causeront un certain niveau de frustration. Ne te fixe pas sur cette Ă©motion nĂ©gative! PlutĂ´t, accepte-la, embrasse-la et identifie ce qui cause ce sentiment de frustration en toi et remĂ©dies-y! Il ne s’agit pas lĂ  juste de changer certains paramètres, parfois “y remĂ©dier” signifier tourner la page!

4. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life | Apprécie les petits plaisirs de la vie 

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Laugh, smile, dance, sing…enjoy them all!

5. Invest on your wellness | Investis dans ton bien-être

Exercise

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Eat well!

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Escape and relax!

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Make your happiness your priority, not only will you serve you, but it will also spill over the people around you! See you soon for more!

Don’t forget to leave me your feedback, and to follow the blog if you haven’t done so yet.

One last thing: BE HAPPY!

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