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What’s in your closet?

funny-girl-messy-closetHey darlin! Come on in. I’m just going through my closet, trying to downsize. My closet is over run with clothes I never wear! You know, some to small, some are old and worn, some are brand new with the tag still on them. I am sure as a woman, and even some men, can relate to what I am talking bout. Now, if your like me, from the south, I have 13 pair of black boots! And cowboy boots, I love them! I have repeated pairs of the same colors. I try to convince my husband each one is different, unique in their own way. But he is not having it. He hates when I go shopping. He refuses to go with me, knowing I may be gone all day!

I am an avid shopper, like most women. However, I sometimes, well all the time, do not know when to NOT buy something. I know I don’t need another pale green blouse, but it’s so darn cute! Am I the only one that does this? I think not.

In the south, thrift shops are the all the rage. A person can go into a thrift store, and find a whole outfit for under ten dollars, and in great condition. I know some of you think you could never wear used clothing. But let me tell you, a good washing on most of the items, and you will never know the difference. 12011152_1133555923339416_5234812282943512478_nSpeaking of which, there is a cute little thrift on the South side of Birmingham that I ran across a couple of months ago. I absolutely LOVE this place!

Tha 2nd Look Urban Thrift LLC” is an upscale Urban Thrift experience selling gently used Name Brand clothes, shoes, and accessories at reasonable prices. I have to tell you, the items selected to be presented in the shop are hand picked by the Owner Tyronda Palmer-Smith, also known as “Shyne”.  She is a beautiful soul, so laid back and kind, with an eye for Fashion. When you get a chance go check her out!

12924411_10153315009531086_6715417240435508950_nHere is a picture of one of the dresses I purchased from her. Eight dollars. That’s right, a steal! Isn’t this dreamy?! Don’t look at my white legs, I have since started on my tan, (hence, the nickname Sno). The pictures shown below are just examples of the numerous items you can find at Tha 2nd Look.

Do you remember a couple of blogs ago, or maybe the last one, I mentioned Monique and her Make up studio? I mentioned a shop for clothing in the same building. This is it! Tha 2nd Look. So when you get a chance, roll on through on the both of them, Tyronda and Monique. Just remember to clear your schedule, because once you enter, it is very hard to leave! I tend to forget time, looking at all the wonderful fashion.

Now I must get back to this closet. I really do need to put myself on punishment from shopping! It really is not fair to my husband. He has a small section of our walk-in closet, while my things are over flowing in three different closets. My husband even took the hall closet and surprised me with shelves all the way from ceiling to floor for my shoes. He is the best hubby a girl could ask for I swear! I don’t care what people say. A diamond might be a girl’s best friend. But in the south, its shoes! By the way, these red heels are Jessica Simpson!

So, hey, I think I am going to pour myself another glass of Tea. Hey! I need all the energy I can get to finish this purging! So until next time, remember, if you don’t need it, put it back. If you have six of the same color, put it back. If it is just too cut to pass up, buy it and worry about the rest later! Be blessed, stay Southern!

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Pictures of clothing owned by Tha 2nd Look Urban Thrift LLC @ https://www.facebook.com/THA2NDLOOK/timeline

 

 

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Are You A Make-up Junkie?

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Hey ya’ll! Come on in! Have I got some tea for you! I was just trying out these new products I got from my Friend Mo’Nique.  Just an FYI, I am a make-up junkie. Here in the south, we love make-up. I grew up a tom-boy because of my brothers, but I also loved my dolls! Ever since I was a little girl, I love to play around with nail polish, eye colors, try new foundations, lipsticks, tricks of the trade, anything for my skin, I have probably tried it! Sometimes I will sit up hours on end just watching YouTube videos on tricks and techniques. I try and stay up on the newest brands, or colors, brushes and more.

bcc36f_612a48d025b840e694103d9f75102d89Recently I was blessed to meet a new friend, Mo’Nique, from Flawless Faces by Mo’Nique, a Makeup Artist & Skincare Specialist, specializing in Bridal , Prom & Fashion Makeup. She has a mini spa right here in Birmingham on the south side. The very first time I met her, we had a kindred spirit. Mo’Nique is the most down to earth, sweetest southern woman you will meet.

But her skills? Oh yea, did I mention that Mo’Nique can “Beat that face” as we say in the South. Mo’Nique did my makeup for a print shoot, publishing her studio. My face was flawless, just like the name says. I looked 10 years younger. Now I am good with makeup, but honey, she did that! 1934838_10153175443601086_9058993384497637016_n

I had received a Certificate in Makeup application months before, just as a finality to actually start getting paid to do what I love. However, I learned so much in one hour from Mo’Nique, on things I was doing wrong, that wasn’t taught in class. Most tricks have to be learned by experience in the field work.

Mo’Nique also has a personal line of all Natural Organic Skincare Products such as Organic Cleanser & Moisturizer, Acne Creme, Lip Balms, etc.  I love her facial treatments, and personal services such as aeromatherapy, rejuvenating treatments, and much more. I love, love her lip balm!

bcc36f_eeafd1dc17db4322935f5454611d6253 Mo’Nique’s Makeup Studio offers on location or in studio services for all occasions. She has a range of services offered, from Bridal, to professional shoots, or just that special dinner date. If you are new to skin care, or need a new routine, Mo’Nique can help you with that too. What ever your needs, I am sure Mo’Nique can, and will take care of you! So swing on by, check out her studio.

If you want to take a look closer, go to her website listed below. Look around, at her experience and gallery. The best part I love about Flawless Faces? The pricing. I could not believe the  reasonable pricing of her facials. My skin is so clear, and healthy! Thank you Mo’Nique for being my new friend!

Oh hey! While you are there, take a look at Tha 2nd Look Thrift, in the same suite! I will blog about Tyronda tomorrow so come on back for some more Tea honey! I love the name brand clothes, at bargain prices. These two ladies can give you an entire make over for that special day! So hurry on over now. I’ll see you there!

Stay blessed, Stay Southern, and stay Flawless!

http://www.niquesflawlessfaces.com/

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