December 6, 2013
How does she do it? You may ask. She just does. With two businesses and a technology career, Cloyette Harris-Stoute is a successful entrepreneur and motivator. She is a Guyanese girl, and she ROCKS!! Get to know this beauty.
- Founder/Editor, Guyanese Girls Rock!
- Owner, Twin Elegance, Inc.
- Knowledgebase Administrator, SCC Soft Computer
Queens, New York
My AM beauty routine …
I start my day with prayers and affirmations. I also need my daily dose of unsweetened green tea (hot) for its powerful health benefits. My facial routine is simple and quick. I wash with L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser then apply Olay Complete All-Day UV Moisturizer. To keep my lips hydrated I add a touch of Bigelow Rose Salve lip balm. Since my office is at my home, I like to keep it makeup free unless I have to go out somewhere special, then I would apply the usual concealer, foundation, powder and the full works.
My PM beauty routine …
December 5, 2013
It’s that time of year again, and boy, did it roll around quickly. I don’t know if it just because i’m getting older, but the days are flashing forward with a quickness. Nonetheless, it’s my favorite time of year, and part of the joy comes from listening to old and new christmas songs. I’ve compiled my list of fave songs, some of which i’ve been listening to ever since I can remember, some from last year and some brand new tracks. These are definitely going to be on constant replay.
What are you listening to this season?
Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas
Neil Diamond – Classic Christmas Album
Mary J Blige – A Mary Christmas
Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped in Red
Tamar Braxton – Winter Loveland
Kool & The Gang – Kool for the holidays
Andy Williams – The Classic Christmas Album
Ceelo – Magic Moment
Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz It’s Christmas
Michael Buble – Christmas
The Best Man Christmas – Various Artists
December 4, 2013
Love a sparkle. Love a shine. Well, you’ll be sure to love Brilliant Earths’ Belle Epoque Collection, which is an array of vintage beauty, romance and femininity. Nothing short of brilliant, the collection was inspired by a combination of century-old designs, refined beauty and vintage jewelry.
What’s awesome also, is that all the pieces are ethically crafted from eco-friendly, recycled precious materials, and set with beyond conflict-free diamonds. Hey what more can a girl as for? These diamonds can truly be your best friend, with no strings attached.
And, if you’re unsure of some of the lingo that goes along with fine, vintage and diamond shopping, no need to worry, here are a few design guide tips that will get you off to a brilliant start.
French for “Beautiful Era,” this period spanning the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th is known for graceful and artistic jewelry.
A setting that features a gem encircled by a thin border of precious metal.
A delicate beading detail characteristic of vintage jewelry.
The pieces in the collection are absolutely exquisite, with my favorite being the Ostara Diamond Ring. Read on to view some more of the brilliant items in the collection. Visit Brilliant Earth for details on the entire collection.
December 3, 2013
Totally loving this coat from Zara. My slip on sneakers are the go to shoes these days. I wear them just about everywhere, because I can’t walk in heels just yet. I can stand in them – to take a picture – but, i’m unable to manage the height while stepping. I’ve promise me, that’s temporary. I’m working really hard in PT to get my full mobility back. In the meantime, style stays strong.
December 2, 2013
The countdown to a generation born without HIV has begun, with the Born free initiative. Every mother wants her child to be healthy, and the last thing she wants to hear is that her child has a fatal illness. Such has been the case for many mothers with HIV across the globe. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. It’s now possible to have zero transmission with just one pill per day. The born Free initiative is a conscious collection bought to you by an all women team of designers, and particularly, women designers who are mothers.
Their mission is simple. “Support the fashion community and raise awareness to create a global momentum for a generation of children born free of HIV.” As a mother, and as someone who has had family members afflicted by HIV and AIDS, this is an additional cause for celebration.
My mantra is, Giving Is Gorgeous, and this is one of the most gorgeous initiatives ever. Talk about inner and outer beauty. Designers in the initiative include Liya Kedebe, Dian Von Fustenberg, Tory Burch, Jenna Lyons, Rachel Roy, Stella McCartney, Vera Wang and more. All of the design prints will be designed by Acclaimed Kenyan artist, Wangechi Mutu. To learn more about and support the Born Free initiative, visit their website. In the the meantime, check out this awesome introduction video.
About Born Free: “Ending transmission of HIV from mother to child is the beginning of the end of AIDS. BornFree is a bold effort with one goal: to use the voice, creativity, and reach of the fashion industry to inspire urgency, energy, and accountability toward the the drive to eliminate mother-to-child transmission by December 31, 2015.” Hey, let’s do this!!