Bell Sleeves, Studs and Must Have Denim!

One thing I love about fashion, being able to do whatever you want . Maybe you’ll wake up today wanting to only wear yoga pants, or maybe you’ll rock out that new hand bag with those studded heels — feeling like a rockstar either way.

These studded heels are marked down to $41 from $119!!! They come in grey and black. 

Also linked some similar for less, Shop Below!

This bag is a deal! I just got it in the mail last week from them. Comes in this light grey  or olive color. I personally love the grey, goes with everything! It’s under $40.

Also linked some other bags that I currently adore!

Tassel earrings, an easy way to make a statement!

Last but not least let’s talk about this bell sleeve sweater and these jeans!!

I linked this sweater and similar ones for all under $30! 

I’ve gotten so many questions on these jeans and I know a few of your picked them up when I first posted about them, they do run true to size and they also hold their shape all day long. I’m a fan! You’ll find them linked below!

Hope I helped you find some great Fall additions! It’s right around the corner.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Get My Curls with Sexy Hair. Hair tutorial video included!!

Hey Ya’ll,

I can’t tell you how many messages I get about how I curl my hair and which products I love to use in my routine. This post has been long over due!! Today I have partnered up with Sexy Hair to show you how to prep and curl your hair to get some gorgeous curls.

As much as you want to get right down to how to achieve these curls that will last you all day, it’s important to first go over how to care and prep your hair for the styling! I used to not “prep” for my styling and sadly didn’t have the shine I wanted and I even had really bad split ends, I highly recommend using the products below.

Also, don’t forget to view the video below,

you’ll see how easy it is to achieve these curls!

LONG SEXY HAIR – LUXURIOUS SHAMPOO
Click HERE for the direct link.
This shampoo will do the cleaning you need, removing any of the left over product you might have in your hair as well as providing that soft shine everyone wants!  This is good for even extensions.
 
LONG SEXY HAIR – LUXURIOUS CONDITIONER
Click HERE for the direct link.
This gentle conditioner is infused with Moringa Oil & Biotin. These ingredients help give you hair smoothness and shine that you want. It will also help hydrate those ends! I use this on my ends, leave on for 2-3 mins and then rinse while I’m still in the shower.
HEALTHY SEXY HAIR – SOY TRI-WHEAT LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Click HERE for the direct link.
For those days when your hair needs extra love and hydration you can use this! I use this 2-3 times a week depending on how much I’m blow drying or styling my hair. If you swim a lot, this is a great product to have as well. You simply spray on your damp towel dried hair and brush through! Easy as that and your hair will be thanking you later.
HOT SEXY HAIR – PREP ME 450°F HEAT PROTECTION BLOW DRY PRIMER 
Click HERE for the direct link.
This is the most important part of your hair routine. Prepping your hair for styling is a must, if you don’t you will have major breakage and spit ends. No one wants that, right?! I use a quarter size dab while my hair is damp. I rub in-between both hands and then run my hands through my hair.
Three major key factors:
– Protects up to 450°F
– Reduces breakage by up to 68%!*
– No product feel, ideal for layering with other styling products!
(*Results from Independent Study against untreated hair.)
HEALTHY SEXY HAIR- SOY TOUCHABLE WEIGHTLESS HAIRSPRAY
Click HERE for the direct link.
I use Soy Touchable to achieve and hold my natural curls. It provides just the right amount of hold without the sticky or hard feeling. You’re able to still run your hands through your hair without tangling or stiffness. If you live in an area of any sort of humidity this is also the product for you. It has great humidity-resistance and controlling frizz. This also will help protect your hair when you curl it as well, but also make sure you use that Hair Prep as well!!!
Now the fun part! My hair tutorial is below.

Let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to answer.
This post was sponsored by Sexy Hair but all thoughts and opinions are mine.
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Makeup Look Of The Week.

Makeup Look Of The Week

Primer:

Smashbox – 24 Hour Photo Finish Primer – Click here.

Benefit Cosmetics  – The Porefessional – Click here.

Face:

MAKE UP FOR EVER – Ultra HD Concealer – In R30 – Click here

MAKE UP FOR EVER – Pro Sculpting Brow Palette – Brown to Black – Click here.

PÜR – Afterglow Illuminating Powder – Click here.

KKW Beauty – CRÈME CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT KIT MEDIUM – Click here.

NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 in Medium Beige – Click here.

URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – Click here.

Eyes:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner – Click here.

MAYBELLINE – The City Mini Palette Chill Brunch Neutrals – Click here.

Lips:

BUXOM Full-On™ Lip Cream – Click here.

Makeup look: @brilliantb_makeup (local to northern VA)

 

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CLARINS – NEW Double Serum! Must Have Product!

I’ve partnered today with Clarins to bring you the newest, latest and greatest product release! I’m thrilled to be able to get my hands on their Double Serum. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, they took the number one seller + cult-favorite Double Serum and gave it a face lift. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a skin-care junkie! I have tested this product for 7 days so far and my results are below, yes results after 7 days. I couldn’t believe it either, but believe it!

It’s very important to know what ingredients are in the products you want to use. Below I’ll be breaking down what ingredients are in the Double Serum and what the benefit is for your skin. These things together provide 5 key functions that will help change your skin for the better.

  1. Regeneration
  2. Oxygenation
  3. Nutrition
  4. Hydration
  5. Protection

Regeneration: Red Jania, Green banana, Avocado, Myrothamnus: helps promotes skin firmness, visibly minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.

Oxygenation: Teasel, Organic Goji Berries, Beautyberry (sounds like I need to have a bush of these haha) Horse Chestnut: Boosts radiance, visibly tones and energizes.

Nutrition: Kiwi, Mary’s Thistle: Enhances cellular nutrition and promotes absorption of nutrients for healthy-looking skin.

Hydration: Leaf of Life, Quinoa, Marsh Samphire, Cocoa Tree: Powers the skin’s natural hydration and supports the skin’s natural barrier function.

Protection: Mango Tree, Hyang Qi, Ginger Lily, Edelweiss: Helps protect cells from oxidative stress and fights free radicals.

I know thats a lot of information to read, but if you’re putting something on your skin daily, you need to know how it’s helping your skin, why and which ingredients are involved.

My thoughts on the product after trying for one week is below! Yes, this is what you’ve been waiting for!

I use the Double Serum for 7 days straight, night and day as my second step in my skincare routine. I have seen some great results. I do have issues with my pores, breakouts and un-even skin tone. I have seen a major change in the texture of my skin and pores.  By day 3 and 4 my skin felt smoother!! By day 7 I am seeing a slight improvement in my skin tone, which will probably take using the product a little more but seeing any sort of change has really made me excited to see the results after a month. Like anything else, some will see results quicker than others. So with that being said, I will continue to add Double Serum into my routine.

One of my favorite hidden features about this product that I truly think is such an amazing feature; they gave it double chamber packaging! You might be thinking, “What is that?” Well! Let me tell you! Depending on what type of day your skin is having or even what season of the year it is, you can do a tiny drop or a power shot of serum.

Tiny Drop: Combination to oily skin, warm, humid climate (Summer time).

Power Shot: Normal, dry or sensitive skin, cold/dry climates (Winter time).

See the photo above from their website and the one below from mine.

The two indents on top, you can see two different sized drops.

One of my favorite aspects of the Double Serum is that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily, I’ve tried plenty that have. It felt as though my skin was feeding on the serum, drank it right up and left my skin looking refreshed and radiant. I will continue with this serum and give you all an update later on my Instagram page.

Clarins has me hooked and now a believer. All opinions are my own!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Sweating In Style With Finish Line.

I’m honored and thrilled to share my collaboration with Finish Line with you! Whether I’m working out or running errands, I love a good fitness outfit. Not only does it help motivate me to get out of bed to go to the gym, it’s also a fun way to express yourself in fitness fashion.  I’m head to toe in the latest and greatest from their new arrivals. Below you’ll find direct links for my tank, leggings and shoes!

I had to add another pair of nike leggings to my collection. I didn’t have any dark grey ones so these were perfect, also full length for Fall which is right around the corner. I would love to add while shooting this look, it was 95 degrees out and I didn’t have any sweat marks on them even though I was sweating. Just a heads up, they are amazing!! They are under $50!!

Women’s Nike Leg-A-See Logo Leggings:

I’m wearing a size small, I’m usually a 2/4 and I should of gotten a medium.

Comes in sizes XS-XL.

Black or Grey.

Direct link to shop click HERE

Who else is a huge fan of a brand new pair of sneakers? I know I am. Theres just something about rocking a new pair. Makes me feel so excited to get out there and put some miles on them! They are named the Mariah Flyknit Racer by Nike! I love the Modern Flyknit upper delivers comfort and a sock-like feel, I didn’t wear socks with mine. The old school track style is making a come back!!

Women’s Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer Casual Shoes:

This design comes in 4 different colors ranging in sizes from 6-11 in womens.

I’m wearing a size 9, run true to size!

Direct link to shop click HERE.

I went with a plain white Nike tank, I always purchase items I can mix and match with other items. I can easily wear a denim jacket with this as well as mix with black leggings or even shorts! It also comes in black. I also need to get that one, haha. Never can have enough, right? It’s under $40!!

Women’s Nike Sportswear Essential Tank:

I’m wearing a size Small , runs true to size. 

Sizes available XS-XL

Direct link to purchase click HERE

Would love to know what Finish Line piece is your favorite and which item you have your eyes on. I hope this post makes you realize fitness fashion can be another way to express yourself. As you can tell I express myself in my bright Nike shoes. It’s a fun way to show my fitness / casual style.

This post is sponsored by Finish Line but my love for my workout gear is 100% mine!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Express Yourself In A Summer Pattern!

The one thing I look for when I’m shopping is a fun and bright pattern that I don’t see everywhere. I love finding items that you don’t see on every person. I love having something that people go ‘Where did you get that from?!?!” Right?!?

I have fun shopping and finding items from one of my favorite online boutiques; Gray Monroe. I love it so much she’s given me a discount code for y’all, so if you purchase anything from her site you can use code: tonyamichelle26 & you’ll get 15% off.

Below you’ll find two of my favorite pieces from her. I also linked the other items for you as well.

Another day, another fun #ootd!!!

The first dress is sold out but she has the same pattern called “April” and linked HERE.

(Don’t forget 15% off using tonyamichelle26, anything on the website!)

You can get S-M-L-XL, I’m wearing a size Small.

I am in love with adding bright earrings to every outfit I wear, well besides sweatpants. Maybe i should start though? haha. These tassel earrings are amazing. I have linked some below, you have over 20 color options with them! See below.

My second favorite dress is below! It’s called the Hailey.

It’s up for pre-order HERE.

You can get a S-M-L-XL, I’m wearing a size Small.

(Don’t forget 15% off using tonyamichelle26, anything on the website!)

Below you’ll find my sandals and accessories linked!!

These Ball Drop earrings are SO GROWING on me. When I first saw them I was like “eh” and after wearing them with a few outfits, I completed my look! I’ve linked some of my favorite below.

My sandals are also linked below & a few others I found to be similar!

Comment below which item is your favorite and why! I will be picking one lucky reader and sending them a pair of fun tassel earrings. Good luck, make sure to leave your email. 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Keeping My “Me-Time” Daily With Aveeno.

 

Everyday I take a few minutes in the morning and before bed to care for myself, my skin and my mind. Aveeno® is encouraging women to take a “moment for me” each day to recharge so they look and feel their best. To me, that’s so important! We often forget to stop, take a minute and care for ourselves in our busy day! I’m thankful for partnering up with Aveeno today to share this important message and a fun giveaway below.

Light a candle, read a book and enjoy the Aveeno skin care I’m about to go over below! It’s a needed “me-time” kinda day, everyday!

I was just able to try the Aveeno® Positively Radiant® 60 Second In-Shower Facial which is amazing! Who doesn’t have 60 seconds to clean your skin while also brightening. Also, the scent is super soft and refreshing, it’s the perfect way to start or end your day.

I keep the Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion with the pump on my office desk, working non-stop on my computer and phone tends to dry my hands out which it’s an easy go-to pump for a quick relief on my hands. Sometimes I even catch Carl sneaking some! It’s perfect for men or women.

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Vanilla & Oats is something I keep in my skincare cabinet. After I shower I apply the body yogurt all over my skin. I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin leaving a silky finish that isn’t greasy. The hint of vanilla is my favorite! I’ve loved the smell of vanilla since I was a child, reminds me of those candles my grandma used to burn.

We all have busy days. Whether we are running errands, at working having a crazy day or trying to run your own business while chasing your children. Whatever it is, please remember to take some time each morning and night for yourself. If we don’t take time for ourselves to give some self-love we can’t be the best version of ourselves.  I’m a firm believer in order to be able to give love, we have to love ourselves. In every aspect! Don’t you agree?

I hope while reading this blog post you realize how you must take a few minutes for yourself every day and take care of your mind, body and soul! Treat yourself to some Aveeno and you will see such a huge improvement on how your skin feels. I would love to hear below how you take time for yourself!

Also, For a chance to win the ultimate “me time” wellness retreat for two and a year’s supply of Aveeno products, check out the Aveeno #MomentForMe contest here: https://ooh.li/adb710d
xx, Tonya Michelle

 

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Let’s Go To Target x Formula 10.0.6

I partnered up with Formula 10.0.6 today to shop at TARGET! Woo Hoo! Dream come true right? Yes, I think so. I’ve been using Formula 10.0.6 for almost a year now and I’m such a fan of their affordable skin care. Not only is the product great, their packaging is fun and it doesn’t break the bank! Raise your hand if that makes you as excited as I am! *Raises Hand* Let’s dive in!!

I was sent the products above to review. I have already been a fan of their “Pores Be Pure” mud mask, their “Best Face Forward” cleanser and their “Get Your Glow On” Peel Mask! I love how they come in mini travel sizes, so convenient. I was also sent their P.M. Perfector & Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer. Below you’ll find my full on reviews and direct links to purchase if you’d like to buy online from Target. I also picked up 2 products they didn’t send me cause I ran out.

Formula 10.0.6 Heritage:

Getting me to go to Target isn’t a hard task. I promise, haha. I had a blast looking through all the Formula 10.0.6 products but before diving in, I wanted to give you little background about Formula 10.0.6. I bet you didn’t know they first were born in 1933!! Yes, you read that right. 1933.

1950 they first hit Seventeen magazine and they took off!

1969 Candice Bergen is modeling for Formula.10.0.6 in their ads!

1970 Formula 10.0.06 goes global!

1978 First commercial launched!

1980 Popularity sky rockets!

1990 Redo their packaging that is a huge hit with teens!

2009 Bright packaging is made along with products that help kill blemishes.

2014 Launches new masks to help cover all skin types.

NOW excelling at perfecting troubled skin, sold at Ulta and Target.

Now the fun begins!!!! Let’s take these products home and try them out. Who’s ready?

First up!

The Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer, P.M. Perfector and Best Face Forward Cleanser.

Best Face Forward – Daily Foaming Cleanser: The cleanser goes a long way! It foams which is my favorite, you can use this twice a day and don’t have to worry about your skin drying out. It’s gentle on your skin yet cleans!! Exactly what it needs to do, leaving your skin feeling fresh. Also I’m a fan of passionfruit scent. It’s priced at $5.99 Direct link to shop, click HERE

Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer: I love how it smells SO fresh. Reminds me of my childhood when I used to snap open an aloe leaf and use it on my face. A huge plus for me is how it’s oil-free. It’s $6.99! Direct link to shop, click HERE.

P.M. Perfector Overnight Hydrating Cream: My new favorite is the overnight cream. As soon as I opened it I was in love. The smell is amazing! It goes on great, doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. I use about a quarter size for my whole face. It’s priced at $8.99. Direct link to shop, click HERE.

Let’s talk MASKS!

I use a mud mask twice a week, sometimes three depending on if my skin is freaking out or not. The peel mask is totally fun, yep, FUN! 

Deep Down Detox – Ultra-cleansing Mud Mask: I’m CRAZY about mud masks, they are hands down my favorite. It’s perfect for a quick fix, it dries quickly, you can leave on for 10 mins and rinse! It’s the perfect quick mask that does the job. Also, smells like fresh oranges!!! Win – Win. It’s $6.99 Direct link to shop, click HERE.

Get Your Glow On – Peel Mask: Leaves your skin feeling amazing!! Removes dead skin and helps unclog those pores. Also as I said above, it’s fun to peel off! It’s priced at $6.99. Direct link to shop, click HERE.

They also have cute travel sized products too! Great for your bag or getting through TSA.

Click here to see all the products you can purchase at Target online or visit your local store in the skincare isle to find them!

Hope you give Formula 10.0.6 a try, Your skin and wallet will be happy!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Charming Charlie x Kendall + Kylie Collection

Charming Charlie x Kendall + Kylie Collection

Charming Charlie has been one of my favorite stores since I was in high school. Today I’m blessed to say we are collaborating together to announce the fabulous Kendall + Kylie collaboration. These handbags and accessories are gorgeous! You can easily use these for your everyday errands or use it for a night out. I will have direct links for you to shop below.

These colors are such easy transition pieces from any season, which is a must! I love when a brand takes that into consideration.

Debut Tote – YellowSilverBlue/Silver Stars

Of course I had to get the signature wallet to match! It zips, keeps all your goodies inside! Super important in a wallet. No need to worry about anything falling out. There is 10 card pockets inside, a place to put your cash or check book as well as a zipper little coin pocket! It’s under $36 and comes in three colors. Direct links below.

How adorable is this Iggy Faux Fur Bag Charm?! It’s under $20 and linked directly here. You an see the cute options they have below. They have others like a star and just a pom. It’s a great way to add some expression to your bag!

Can we PLEASE talk about this book bag?!?!? I am head over heels for this bag. Not only because it’s stylish, well made and the color is so GLAM. But also because it has a separate holder for your laptop/iPad. It’s a must. I appreciate when people design products with thought! Also has a pocket in the front for quick access, for your phone, wallet and etc. Also the fabric is well made, it’s not a thin layer of fabric, you don’t have to worry about this chipping away. It’s the perfect on the go bag!

Direct link here OR shop below!

 

Now let’s talk some cute accessories!!!

We all need stylish cosmetic bag, you can even use this to carry your charging cords, hair ties, hand sanitizer or anything you need to store away in your tote bag! Proper organization is a must for me. Why not have it be a cute bag?!

You can shop this cosmetic in different colors:  SilverBlue 

Clutches & Camera Bags too! Several different colors and designs:

If you love to travel they have a passport carrier and a luggage tag! See below for direct links.

Hope you love the new Kendall + Kylie line as much as I do and grab a piece for yourself. Make sure you use the hashtag #CCxKK #CharmingCharlie in your posts.

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post was sponsored by Charming Charlie, all of my thoughts and opinions are mine. This smile is a real smile of excitement!!! haha, Loved these products & hope you get to spoil yourself with one.

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