EARTH KISSED BEAUTY

Been beach hoping around the lovely island of Oahu for the past few days living my best life in my best skin days yet. Silky, smooth and soft to the touch, my skin has been at its all-time best these past few days thanks to Earth Kissed Beauty.

Charles and I have been on the island for about a week now visiting for the International Conference on Education. When we weren’t hanging with educators and other intellectuals, we were soaking up some serious Hawaiian sun, and I’m surprised to say it hasn’t gotten to me yet. Everyday, I’ve been using the Chamomile Peace Sugar Scrub and Sweet Baby Body Butter and my skin has been super soft and supple to the touch. Most body butters I’ve used in the past have had heavy fragrance and tend not to last long, but this body butter keeps me moisturized all day and the smell is not too aggressive: Let’s just say I’ll be buying in bulk from now on.

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One of my fave things about this skincare line is that all of the Earth Kissed products are 100% all natural, organic ingredients with no fillers or preservatives. That did make it tricky to travel to Hawaii with, but if kept in cool or in a temperature regulated location, you should be fine. All natural ingredients are usually the first thing I look for in my skincare products because I have ultra sensitive skin in addition to eczema and a skin condition called Hidradentitis Supprativa. I have to be extremely careful with not only my diet, but with what skincare products I opt to use. I’ve become real good at reading ingredient labels and have had great success with products that simply have less in it. Number one skincare shopping rule for me, less is best. For me, the less ingredients the better. I’ve also found that the thicker emollients or skincare products that include thick oils (olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil and avocado oil) are also a plus and do wonders for my skin. Usually when the products include ingredients like that, it’s long-lasting, really penetrates beyond the first few layers of skin and keeps me moisturized all day.

Are you local? Interested in trying out these amazing products by Earth Kissed Beauty? Well then head on over to Earth Kissed beauty located in Garner, NC. You can also check our Earth Kissed on their Instagram page at @earth_kissed_beauty

More pics from my Hawaii adventures to come. Stay tuned.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

5 FASHION GOALS FOR 2019

I’ve been preoccupied with prepping for my conference in Hawaii this week and completely forgot to share all the deets on this cute outfit. Some of you may have seen it featured on my IG and Facebook page, but for those who don’t follow along on those social media channels, thought I’d spread the love here. This was for sure one of my all-time fav winter looks and I’d go as so far as to say it’s one of my fav looks from 2018. Got this cute festive floral dress from Rugged Warehouse for $12.00. I know, it was hard for me to believe too. As for the hot pink beret, this beauty was found at a cute little thrift shop in Apex, NC along with a few other colored berets you’ve probably seen me wear on the blog a few times.

Anyway, I’ll end this post by sharing a few fashion goals for 2019, so keep scrolling.

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Shop sustainably like I’ve been doing, I’ll always support my local thrift, consignment and IG vintage shops. This is a great way to give back while reducing the clutter in thrift shops.

Build up the courage to rock some leather pants. I’ve felt like my thighs were too big for this look, but I’ve definitely seen so many great women rock this look who are a bit curvier on the bottom and I’m slowly building up the courage to do the same.

Donate 1 of unused clothing this year. I’ve built up quite a collection of clothes over the years so it’s time to purge and donating is a great way to give back help out my community.

Remix and rework the clothes I already have. My wardrobe is full to capacity so it’s definitely not a bad idea to start reusing and restyling clothes that I already in my closet.

Invest in better quality activewear. I’ve been working out really hard at the gym but my activewear hasn’t. I need activewear that works as hard as I do and last longer so I’m making it a point to purchase activewear that is of good quality and is breathable.

Well, guess that’s it for now. Stay tuned for some Hawaii content. Can’t wait to capture this beautiful island and it’s wonder.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND POLKA DOT VIBES

And just like that, Christmas is over and I’m not ashamed to say that I’m happy about it. As much I love hanging with family and friends and having some down time it’s also the perfect opportunity to over eat and subject myself to awful unnecessary shopping. I literally have one more gift to buy for a friend and that is the end of visiting these crazy over crowded shopping centers for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays, but I also love to see it go so people can start acting normal again and stop bombarding the store lines. God I love a short store line, LOL. I also love online shopping too, 😂 but for some reason I always talk myself into going into a mall or shopping center during the holiday for some crazy reason. I guess it’s because my mom, baby sis and I are avid shoppers and love the rush we get from finding a good deal I suppose. In any case, more than anything, I loved hanging with my family and my in-laws. Charles and I have been so crazy busy this year that trips to see them have been far, few and in-between, so to be able to spend time with them was truly a blessing.

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On the way to grandma and grandpa’s house we ran into the most decorative house in Monroe and I just had to stop and get a few pics for the blog. I know nothing about this house and can’t for the life of me remember the name of it so, if you’re native to Monroe, NC and have any clue, drop the name of this house in the comment box because it’s driving me nuts that I don’t remember; I think it starts with  the letter “B” but again, I have no earthly idea, grrr. Easy my suffering and help an ole girl figure this thing out, LOL.

Keep a scrolling good peoples and check out all the pics of this stellar property…

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Needless to say, the only thing I could think of was how long it would take to take down all the holiday decor from this property. This is also pretty much what I think about when I get make-up caked all over my face for pageant stuff, LOL, for those wondering why most of my post consist of either a little make-up or none at all. FYI, I have nothing on in these pics #sorrynotsorry, I’m on vacay and just using my energy towards enjoying the fam and friends. I promise I’ll get my life together before pageant day #scouts-honor. Anyway, I’ll be posting a few more outfits from this month and ending the year of 2018 blogpost with one New Year’s look for ya so stay tuned. What a year this has been. Can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. We do know first things first, our trip to Hawaii, can’t wait to post content about this!

Till next time!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie