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If you are anything like me then you still have tons of Christmas shopping to do, so I have compiled the ultimate gift guide that will definitely save you lots of time of wandering around the stores aimlessly. So check it out and happy shopping!

The Beauty Lover-all things makeup! Check out some of the top brands and awesome products like M.A.C Cosmetics gift sets. This will make the beauty lover extremely happy. If they have the right makeup but not the right tools then look into getting some great brushes to ensure they have flawless application.

The Fragrance Bar– who doesn’t want to have a scent that will leave everyone in the room mesmerized. A woman’s fragrance is extremely important. You need different scents for different occasions so check out this fragrance list.

The Shoe Lover-Who doesn’t love a good shoe? Well for the shoe lover you can never go wrong. Whether you purchase shoes for a night out on the town, or if you purchase a pair of winter weather boots, it will be greatly appreciated. So check out these options.

The Fashionista-We all know that fashionistas love to look fly and so why not update her wardrobe with some amazing pieces. Whether you update the wardrobe with amazing bags, scarves, or even jackets, we have something for the fashion lovers.

The Accessory Queen-We all know that accessories make the outfit. You can have the most basic outfit, but with the right accessories it can change the dynamics of the entire look. Update your wardrobe this holiday season with these accessories.

The Gadget Girl- we are in the era of the gadgets now and having tablet, iPad, or eReader, is like having a cell phone. These precious items need to be protected so check out these cases for your gadgets

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is all about Pink! About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime (source). My grandmother passed away from breast cancer when my mom was 12, so I never got a chance to meet her. My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, but I am glad to say that she is cancer free today! So today’s Color Coded post is all about PINK. Below you will find some great pieces in this bold and vibrant color. So let’s continue to fight and find a cure for this disease that plagues so many.


A few weeks ago I was introduced to accessories designer Elleina D. via my friend/brother from another mother Kel Spencer. I’ve known Kel it seems like my whole life and I trust his judgment on a lot of things so when he told me Elleina was a dope accessories designer I knew I could take his word for it.

Last week I met up with Elleina D. to get the scoop on the designer and her brand.


  • Name: Elleina D.
  • Birthplace: Maryland
  • Current Location: Bed-Stuy Brooklyn
  • Age: 27
  • Occupation: Educator and Accessories Designer
  • Hobbies: Painting

Elleina D. is a multi-facetted person and brand. She was once a managing editor for an online women’s magazine and she made jewelry to express her creativity and decided to make accessories that speak to the people. The  brand’s motto is Style. Innovation. Personality.

Elleina D. has always made accessories for herself. When she went out in to the public she got a good response. She thought what could she make that is different from other accessory retailers online.

When asked what sets her apart from other brands she said “Style. Innovation. Personality.”  meaning she creates unique pieces that fits the individual personality. She hates walking down and seeing everyone have on the same exact thing. She never makes more than 3 of the same bracelet. So what you would see on her site won’t probably won’t be there at the end of the month. Her double-strand technique is also a staple when setting her apart from other brands. She gets inspiration from just observing people and their individual style. She makes pieces for males and females  in an array of designs.

When asked where she sees her brand in the future she said she would like to branch out in to other fashion avenues to help other brands be part of a bigger plane.

I was most impressed with her value on customer satisfaction. She does custom designs and really listens to what her clients want in order to produce the best pieces. Her double strand technique is AMAZING. She brought some samples and her bracelets are strong and sturdy. The beads that she uses have a very luxurious look and feel.

Elleina D. is definitely one designer to watch. Check out her website www.elleina-d.com

Photos of Elleina D. courtesy of Charles Rock Photography

ASOS Hammered Double CuffsOversized cuffs by ASOS Collection.

 Featuring a pair of wide adjustable bands, with rounded edges, in a hammered gold-tone finish.

ABOUT ASOS COLLECTION: Directional, exciting and diverse the ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, our London based Design Team is inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season.

Click here to purchase the cuffs $32.99

So a few months ago I was contacted by one of my blogging buddies Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This about BlumeGirl.com– a company that personalizes pretty much anything you can think of. From onesies for babies to shirts for dogs, Blume will have everyone calling your name.

You can personalize lingerie as well. Remember Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so this would be a pleasant surprise for the boo lol.

Celebs like Angelina Jolie, Victoria and David Beckham, Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie, Mariska Hargitay, Jessica Simpson and many others all love Blume’s creative styles. Blume’s can also be found in stores nationwide and also abroad, so all of my international readers, you can get down with Blume too!

So I was completely lost when I had to come up with something for my patch. I am not too big on random people calling me by my name in the middle of the street so I didn’t get ‘Janique.’ Check out my patches from BlumeGirl.com

I chose “HGB” when I wear his vest people will ask what does it stand for and it will be the perfect time to promote my blog. Genius right? Well maybe not genius, but I think it is a good marketing strategy.

So head over to BlumeGirl.com and design your own personalized patches.