20 May 2015

It has been so hot in The Bahamas, I'm so thankful for the rainy days. So you know hot weather brings cool clothing. One of my favorite trends for the Spring and Summer seasons is the Bohemian look. Now, Bohemian is not to be confused with Bahamian. Bohemian is hippy, carefree way of life and Bahamian is a nationality, which happens to be mine. So I decided to make this trend my own by incorporating a few Bahamian touches.

I absolute love this crochet top, I want to get it in the other colors! The geometric printed palazoo pants are perfect for this hot weather. I normally shy away from pants like these because they tend to hit me at the ankles because I'm taller than the average height but these fitted perfectly. Shout out to my aunt who gifted me with this authentic Bahamian handmade straw bag. The straw bag added a spin to this trend, because if you've ever visited the Bahamas, straw bags are one of our staples.

 Top: Forever 21+ (here) | Bottoms: Forever 21+ | Sunglasses : Forever 21 | Earrings: Forever 21 | 
Straw Bag: Local | Cuff: Mimi's Closet



What do you think of the Bohemian trend? 
Photography by XOEesh

13 May 2015

My selfie game just reached a whole new level! 2 words... The Pole. I'm definitely in love but it was kind weird at first. I usually don't like to take selfies in public because it seems a bit narcissistic but who could resist a stick that extends over 2ft long. There is no more need to ask a random person the street to take a photo of you. I think one worldwide problem has been solved (lol).



The Pole by 2Kamp products is an all in one product. It's compatible will digital cameras and go pros as well as I-phones and Android phones. The spring clamp extends so that even the biggest phones can be secured. The adjustable ball head and thumb screw of mono pod locks in for multiple angle shooting with 180 degree position.For easy capture of photos there is a built in Bluetooth shutter, that can be used for IOS 4.0+ and Samsung 4.3+. There is even a option for zooming in and out for Android 4.3 and higher.What's even better is that the stick is rechargeable, I would most definitely say that it hold charge long but I wish there was an indicator to say when the battery is going to die.
My main gal Ayesha of XOEESH in the back


I must say that I love The Pole! I've been using it when I went places such as, soca survival weekend and family events. My older family members are so fascinated by it and my friends want to buy one. I think it's a great investment and definitely something to try out. The Pole is only $25 on Amazon and the best part about it 2Kamp is a family owned business, so each selfie stick is packaged with love. 


What do you think of the selfie stick?

11 May 2015


Ahhh, the cool air has official stopped... at least for me. Living in a sub-tropical climate can have it's perks like, sun and breeze as oppose to snow and negative degree temperatures in the Winter. But let me tell you, Summer hasn't even begun and it's hot. No not "it's a nice day, hot", I'm talking about "Wow! I don't want to leave the house today, hot". (lol) In all seriousness, as the temperature rise, my makeup use has decreased. Foundation is an absolute no. But I've found a perfect solution that gives me a smooth but full coverage look.

I'm only using concealer in the areas that need to be concealed and using my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Nautral. My MSFN surprised me, because I never used it with out using a foundation first but, I love that natural glow it gives me on my semi bare skin. I recommend this concealer x MSFN combo for all my summer babes.

A week back I did a neutral eye with a pop of color. I must say I really dig these type of looks. I'm more of a neutral, gold tone eyeshadow type of girl. Don't get me wrong, I love a colorful eyelid that's blended to perfection but I love to see on other people. Check out the details of my "Minimal Makeup" look. Also, I'm here for braids for the Spring and Summer seasons.


Product Details:

Face:
MAC Select Cover Concealer -NC 50
Black Opal Concealer - Toffee
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish - Dark

Eyebrows: 
Ardell Brow Powder - Dark Brown

Eyes: 
City Color Cosmetics Primer
Milani 6 Color Eyeshadow Paletter - Neutral 
Milani Eye Tech Liner - Aqua
No Brand Name Lashes

Lips: 
 Menow Liquid Lipstick in #22

Hope you like this post! What's your "Minimal Makeup" Routine for the hot seasons?

07 May 2015

Two things I mostly consume is, water and tea. Green Tea happens to be one of my favorite teas because it's jam packed with nutrients and antioxidants. So when I heard about Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, I was very intrigued. I've never heard of Matcha Powder before so when I got the chance to try it, I jumped at the opportunity.

There are so many benefits of Matcha Powder, it's 100x more powerful than brewed green tea. It definitely gives you a boost of energy that can last throughout the day. It can also boost your metoblism to burn more calories. As you know, antioxidents are essential for your body as you get older, the Matcha poweder has 137x more antioxidents than a regular cup of green tea.  Overall the Kiss Me Organic Matcha Powder has a vast amount of benefits that can keep your body peculating. This Green Tea Powder is also culinary grade which means it's perfect for making lattes, smoothies and even great for baking. Speaking of baking, I decided to try my own recipe for a Green Tea Mug Cake, I call it, "The Green Muddy Monster"! It was so yummy! The green tea flavour was definitely distinct but not too sweet, it was perfect.  The part that makes it muddy was my homemade chocolate frosting. One word, delish!


The mug cake is a pretty easy recipe that anyone can do. Here is what you'll need:

The Green Muddy Monster
1 Large Mug or Cup (Microwave safe)
5 Tablespoons of flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Matcha Powder
1/5 Tablespoon of baking powder
3 Tablespoons of white granulated sugar 
4 Tablespoons of Milk (I use Lactic Milk , but use your preference)
1/2 Tablespoon of vegetable oil 

Steps:

1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together 
2. Add the Milk and Vegetable Oil
3. Mix all of the ingredients together until it's a smooth consistency
4. Microwave in intervals of 30 seconds, continuously check if it's done. 
5. Let it cool.

"I'm in love with the Cocoa" Chocolate Frosting
 1 cup of Sugar 
1/2 a cup of Cocoa Powder
1 cup of Powder Sugar
6 Tablespoons of softened Margarine or Butter 
1/3 cup of Milk 
10 drops of Vanilla Extract

Mix all of the these ingredients until you get a thick, smooth chocolatey frosting.

One last step...enjoy!


Have you tried Matcha Green Tea Powder before?