Adding a POP of color with Stella&Dot

It might be “Spring” but it’s still cold here in Virginia – I’m able to add a fun POP of color thanks to my new Stella & Dot clutch! It’s live today and for sale on their website. I’m super excited I was able to add this piece to my collection of fun summer clutches. Thanks again Stella & Dot!! #PrSample

You can shop this clutch by clicking HERE

Yet another fabulous necklace by Stella & Dot !!! This piece is called the Aven Layering Necklace, it’s also one of their new releases. It’s perfect for any season and occasion. I wanted to dress up my white sweater & it did the trick! Style this with your winter outfit like I did below or you can add it to that boho dress you can’t wait to wear this summer.

Direct link to shop: Here

Short & Sweet! When you shop my links, I do receive a small commission. I do appreciate you ladies who do shop my links. Thanks again.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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What’s your choice? Paula’s Choice!

Paula’s Choice Skincare

I was so lucky to receive an amazing package from Paula’s Choice & I’m so thrilled to be trying these products. One of things I got was the Skin Balancing Advanced Kit (it’s best for acne prone skin) , you can click here for more information in depth as well as purchase. Use code PRIMP10 for $10 off your purchase of $40 or more! (Everyone loves a discount!!!)

Two of my favorite products so far that I’ve tried are the toner & cleanser. Shocker — if you know me, you know I love those!! My boyfriend used the cleanser as well as gave it a thumbs up. Ladies, watch out if you get your man to like your skincare too much you’ll run out faster. haha

I’m always down to try new products that reduce the oil in my skin, anyone else have oily skin? I swear it’s a blessing and a curse. We get less wrinkles yet we could fill up our car oil with some..LOL.

Make sure you try this on a small portion of your skin first, as always with any new skincare.

For me I think this toner is good, it didn’t leave any makeup on my face after using. It felt light and didn’t feel greasy. It did make my skin break out a little bit at first but they say that’s because it’s bringing dirt to the surface. I’m going to continue for the next week and see how my skin reacts.

The skin balancing invisible finish moisture gel is a MUST have if you ONLY buy one, you need to try this. I’ve tried this all week long. I added this into my routine and it’s now staying there. You know the feeling of dry skin and then you apply your makeup and it has the patchy look? Yeah, not cute. Well this soaks right into your skin and leaves it feeling smooth yet NOT greasy. I’m so picky when I’m trying to find something that doesn’t react to my skin in a negative way (aka makes me break out or leaves me looking all greased up) I’m still trying all of the other products I was sent but those three are the ones I’ve tried and I’m hooked! It’s always fun to switch it up and try new things.

Gorgeous On The Go Makeup Collection

Includes 3 versatile powder eyeshadows & 1 powder eyeliner
Contains a complexion-boosting blush & a highlighter
Features a separate shimmering lipgloss

This palette is everything you need in ONE! It fits perfectly in your small clutch or that big purse we all carry at times.  I like it not only cause of the pigment but because it’s not bulky. So many palettes are great but you can’t take them out on that hot date or to work! I’m going to end up buying one and just leaving it in my car– haha who’s with me?

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Spring into Fashion with Marc Fisher Lace Up Sandals.

Marc Fisher is a name within it’s self but I am so happy I was able to style these gorgeous lace up sandals. You can find them in two other colors (Brown and Black) if Blush doesn’t tickle your fancy. Personally blush is my newest obsession and 100% is the IN color this Spring!

Click here to shop.

You can put these sandals with a POP of color like I did or you can wear all neutrals and add some color with your shoes. It’s all up to you! I love how you can do either with these. I know Marc Fisher is known for the classic neutrals which gives you the freedom to express yourself with how you dress.

I paired this floral dress I got from Shop Stevie Hender on Instagram (not the best customer service though), my Dagne Dover tote with my gorgeous March Fisher sandals to complete the look. I love that they lace up as well as zip in the back.  This gives your feet some breathing zoom so you’re not only relying on lacing them up for comfort.

They run true to size. I also like how the shoe has the perfect arch, not too much heel but just enough. You can truly dress these down for work or dress them up for a night out on the town!!!

Do yourself a favor and add these to your Spring Must Have list. You won’t regret it.

Check out my two fellow bloggers and how they styled these Marc Fisher Lace Up Sandals:

Taylor: Lights, Camera, Catwalk.

Taylor: Blonde and Ambitious.

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

 

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Best Jeans In The Market.

I love my white jeans and I am guilty of wearing them all year round! Who else is with me? These jeans are by Ashley Mason & literally my new favorite. This post is 100% NOT sponsored. They sent me these jeans to see what I thought and we both lucked out haha. It’s always been hard for me to find jeans that fit my curves yet long torso, I’m not complaining but it does make it difficult. They are either way too tight, too long or too baggy in the waist. Well, I hit the jackpot.

I love how the jeans are cut at the ankle, this is perfect for any type of shoe you wear. I usually have to get my jeans altered 2-3 inches which to be frank, is annoying. These jeans are also high waisted which is my favorite. High waisted but not super tight, they have breathing room — in case I wear these out to dinner, I can still breathe. haha – We’ve all been there. They also have some stretch to them in general. They aren’t hard to get on and off which some skinny jeans is a task.

These jeans will be in Nordstrom Rack and online at the end of the month, I will update this post when I get direct links for you!! I’m so excited for you ladies to also try these jeans. They do fit true to size as well. No more guessing or wondering if you ordered the wrong size.

You can also get this cute chambray off the shoulder top at GiGi’s Emporium – it’s under $40 and the direct link to purchase is here: GiGi’sEmporium – I’m wearing a small!

You can follow Ashley Mason:

Instagram: here

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Zap acne with Zapzyt!

Zap your acne with Zapzyt.

Most of us have had a pimple once in our life, some of us like myself have them way more than we would like. Am I 30 going on 14? Yes. haha, sometimes it feels that way. I’m glad I was able to try Zapzyt and add it into my skincare routine when my skin either has hormonal or stress breakouts. Zapzyt has four products I will be giving you more detail on! Maybe all four work for you and maybe you’ll need one to ZAP those issues when they come up.

Acne Wash:

It’s a hypoallergenic cleanser, dye and fragrance free, and it’s safe for sensitive skin. Aloe and Chamomile soothe acne prone skin and reduce redness, this is one of my favorite things the wash does, it calms your skin. No one wants bright red bumps on their face. Right? It also has  2% Salicylic Acid which helps unclog your pores. I use this on my face, shoulders and back! With how crazy the weather has been here on the East Coast my skin has reacted and Zapzyt has helped calm it.

Pore Clearing Scrub:

I used this every 2 days when I saw my skin starting to break out. It has tiny wax microbes that help break up the dirt and blackheads that you see forming. It also helps reduce oil as well. If you have a teenager, this is also safe for their skin! I personally love a good scrub! It makes you skin just feel so refreshed. I would recommend doing what works best for you skin, like I said I did every 2 days during my breakouts. I plan on using this once a week just to maintain my skin. The best part is you don’t have to change your beauty routine, you simply just add this to it.

Pore Treatment Gel:

This gel is made to be used after you have already washed your face or even used the scrub. This can be used 1-3 times a day on a pimple. It does contain Linoleic Acid which is a fatty acid that will help dry up that area where you are applying and reduces the swollen area as well. I would try out first once on your problem area to see if it drys it up quicker or if you need to reapply. This gel doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily which is a must have for me. My skin doesn’t need anymore oil!

Acne Treatment Gel:

This is the holy grail out of the four products. This gel can reduce the size of your acne within hours, feel something coming UP? Zap this gel on it and it will help clear it up quickly! It has 10% benzoyl peroxide which is the maximum strength you can purchase without going to a doctor. It clear and there’s no smell, which is a win win! I keep this little guy in my purse during my “monthly gift” for the simple fact it’s when my skin is the worst and pimples pop up at snap of a finger. I apply this and you can’t tell I’ve added any gel into my face. Most gels if tried are white and have a certain smell to them. Thank you Zapzyt for understanding our needs!!!!

Available online and at Wal-Mart.

I hope you learned a few of my secrets on what I use during those rough times of breakouts. Please remember how how important skin care is the older you get. Make sure you’re also washing your face at least in the morning before you start your day and also before bed. Also the foods you put into your body will also affect how you skin is reacting. Make sure to be drinking enough water on a daily basis.

If you have any questions about these products or would like to purchase you can click HERE.

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Dove DermaCare to the rescue!

I can’t be the only person who goes a few days without washing their hair and has issues with a dry scalp and even flakes! YIKES! Right? I’ve tried other products and they all still left me with a dry scalp. I finally hit the jackpot when I tried Dove DermaCare Scalp series of shampoos and conditioners. At least for me, I need a shampoo and conditioner that will leave my hair feeling moisturized while I go a few days without a wash. No one wants to be that person with flakes, I mean, come on, that’s not very flattery or comfortable.

I’m also big on scents, I tried the three different kinds below and they all smell amazing but the one I loved the most was the Invigorating Mint, smells like mint & cucumbers to me, which is my favorite!!

I even bring these in my gym bag so when I shower at the gym, I don’t go without.

Invigorating Mint, linked here.

Quenches dry hair with a refreshing mint effect while leaving hair smooth and free flowing.  Ph  Balanced.

Pure Daily Care, linked here.

Fresh rosemary scent, provides strands with a burst of freshness and nourishment. No visible flakes with use. Ph Balanced.

Dryness & Itch Relief, linked here.

Coconut and shea butter formula that helps hydrate a dry scalp, relieves scalp irritation while leaving hair smooth. Ph Balanced.

I tried the shampoo and conditioner out for a week and it’s made my hair feel nourished and fresh. I think having soft, freshly scented clean hair has to be one of the best feelings when getting out of the shower. With the NEW Dove DermaCare Scalp series you will get 100% flake free* hair, 100% nourishment, zero compromise!

I know we all need to take a little time out of the week to pamper ourselves, make sure you don’t forget to pamper your hair as well. It’s something everyone sees and at least for me it’s so important to me for my hair to stay healthy and for my scalp to stay moisturized!

For more information on what Dove offers and provides for you and your hair care, click here:

Dove.com

This post was sponsored by Dove but all options and thoughts are 100% mine. I’ve used Dove products for years and will continue and someday pass down to my children. I truly love how all Dove products make my skin, hair and body feel! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you try their New DermaCare Scalp series soon, you won’t regret pampering your hair and scalp — trust me!

Tonya Michelle

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