Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dark-Skinned Girls Rock Feature

Love Muffins,
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Monday. I didn't do too much this weekend. On Saturday I had a personal shopping gig that took up most of my day. Sunday I was suppose to accompany my husband to Jackson Mississippi for an event he had but I woke up so sick. So I stayed in bed most of the day and then cleaned. Anywho, I was beyond excited to find that I had been featured on Cherrie Amore as a dark skinned girl that rocks. YAY. I love Cherrie's blog and I love how she is inspiring ladies to embrace being dark skinned. A lot of us grew up with a complex and had to learn to love the skin we're in. Check out my feature here  Thanks again Cherrie. XOXO



Neshanta Davis

Everybody meet NeShanta. She's a 31 years old Air Force veteran, mom, wife, boutique owner, wardrobe stylist, fashion blogger, fashion editor, personal shopper, image consultant and full time fashion marketing student at AIU from Atlanta Georgia!

Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, Eclectic and Passionate.

Tell us about your personal style.
My personal style is just that… my personal style. I wear what speaks to me, flatters my body type and inspires me. I am a girlie girl with a love for bows, sequins, animal prints, vintage clothing and all things glam! I consider myself eclectic yet chic!



Who are your style icons?

I find inspiration in June Ambrose, Solange Knowles, Kourtney Kardashian, & Carrie Bradshaw
 
 
Have you ever struggled with self-identity issues because of your complexion? If so what are some things you did to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself?

As a dark-skinned kid with big lips, dark gums and small teeth, I’ve dealt with my fair share of teasing. I can remember wishing I was light-skinned and wishing I had “good hair.” I spent a good part of my youth wishing I wasn’t who I was. We didn’t have all of the money in the world so my mom made due by taking me to the thrift stores. Instead of having one more thing to be teased about, (not being in style) I didn’t go for trends, I fell in love with vintage, I was able to set myself apart from everyone else. Around the 10th grade things started to change for me. I began to care less about what people thought of me and was able to accept and embrace who I was as being beautiful. I haven’t looked back since.

Do you have any advice for other dark-skinned women that are struggling with accepting themselves because of the color of their skin?
Love yourself and love the skin God has put you in. You cant change it so you may as well accept it.
What do you like most about being dark-skinned?

My black in beautiful!
 
XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta
 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Stylish for Less: Dolce Vita



This popular sandal by Dolce Vita has been seen everywhere. Recently Eva Marcille was spotted wearing a pair while making her rounds to promote her new show Girlfriend Confidential LA that will air on Oxygen. Well if you are anything like me, if it's not a heel, I don't want to spend $69.00 dollars for a flat shoe. So I've found a very similar look at Target. I have them in pink, go get your pair.... See pics below. Oh BTW, I'm not sure how I feel about Eva's look.






 




XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta

How to Fill in Your Eyebrows

Lovelies,
Many of my readers have asked how I fill in my brows. Since I'm still terrified of doing a Youtube video, I thought I would show you guys by way of picture. I used to spend 10 dollars a week to get my eyebrows filled in. I got fed up with spending the money and decided I should learn how to do it myself. So after purchasing several products and numerous failed attempts at filling them in, I finally mastered it. It's not yet perfected but I don't feel the need to spend money for someone else to do them.

There are several methods and products to use. Some people use auto eyeliner and or eyebrow powder. Neither of those were the right fit for me. The auto eyeliner made my brows look greasy and the eyebrow powder was more trouble than it was worth. Blah. I tried the Mac Spiked eyebrow pencil and fell in love. I love that it is stiff and dryer than most pencils. Check out pics below and let me know if this tutorial helps.




XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta

Into theWild.... Animal & Camo

Dolls,
I had the longest days yesterday. School, personal shopping for a client, 5 hours of homework, cooking dinner and housework. Wheeeew **wipes brow** So I've decided )with the urging of my son and a friend) to try to try some different poses and have more fun with my pictures. I literally have about 5 poses. LOL  When your 12 year old says mom you always do the same poses, I guess it's time to switch it up. For those who don't know my son is my paid photographer most days. Yes he does charge. Since I'm usually so serious and uptight when I'm taking my pics, I thought I would change it up. Be on the look out for more fun snapshots. I have been on the hunt for the perfect denim jacket for sometime now. I have a few but they aren't everyday wear with anything denim jackets. I found this one a few weeks ago at the Goodwill and I was uber excited. Check out pics below.











The Look:
Pants: Thrifted via Value Village
Shirt: Walmart
Jacket: Thrifted via Goodwill
Necklace: My grandmother's
Shoes: Sam Edleman
Purse: Expressions Inc
Earrings: Burlington


XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta



Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Pop of Green

Hey love bugs,
So I bought this purse this past weekend and I am completely obsessed with it. I've been wanting a uber cute green purse for sometime now and I finally found one. It is very similar to the Celine handbags. I've gotten pretty good at sneak shopping but my hubby is starting to catch on. LOL He says he can always tell when I buy a new purse because I carry it with any and everything for at least a week. Sad to say he knows me so well. Today was a school day and I was dragging azz because I so didn't want to go. I was in a little bit of a funk missing my grandmother so I decided to wear one of her shirts as a pick me up. God I miss that little lady. So the back story on these shoes is that I found them at Marshalls and they didn't have my size. I was severely devastated. I bought them anyway in a half size too small. LOL Don't judge me. Then I went to another Marshalls and found them a whole size too big. So I exchanged the too small shoe for the too big shoe. Please stop judging. LOL Well a few days later I was personal shopping and decided to stop in yet another Marshalls just to see if they had my size. Wellllll they did I bought them and the next day went to return the too big ones. Needless to say I loved these shoes and I had to have them. Sigh..... shopaholic problems.

As always thank you dolls for your support. You guys rock!!! Make sure to follow me on










The Look:
Shirt: My grandmother's
Boy Shorts: Sears
Shoes: Mia via Marshalls
Rings: Bakers & Burlington
Scarf: Old
Handbag: Expressions Inc



XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2 Events 1 Night

Hey dolls,
Happy Hump Day!!! Last night I attended 2 events, a mixer for Sir Magazine and a kick off for Atlanta Fashion week. Thank goodness they were in the same building or I probably wouldn't have made it. Every since I've separated from the military, I've had a serious issue with time management. I can't be on time to save my life. LOL  it's so sad. I did have a great time last night and I finally got to wear my neon skirt that I thought I would die without. I literally had about 30 minutes for hair, makeup and to find something to wear. I wasn't 100% pleased with the outcome of my look but you will see this skirt make another appearance. Check out pics below.








The Look:
Shirt: Thrifted
Belt: Marshalls
Skirt:LuLu's
Shoes: Anne Michelle
Purse: (OMG my new favorite) Expressions Inc


XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta



Monday, July 23, 2012

Black & Gold

Hey dolls,
I've been having this dress for almost 2 years and this is the very first time I've worn it. I pulled this dress to style a client for a photo shoot and fell in love, so being the shopaholic that I am I purchased it. LOL I'm not sure what took me so long to wear it being that I love it so much. On Saturday my friend and I went out and I thought it would be the perfect time to break this beauty out. I paired it with my old faithful black pumps and a scarf and clutch from my grandmother's collection. See pics below......stay stylish!!!

As always thank you dolls for your support. You guys rock!!! Make sure to follow me on twitter instagram facebook













My girl Danielle


The Look:
Dress: Ark & Co
Scarf & Clutch: My grandmother's
Pumps: Bebe
Earrings: Vintage
Arm Candy: Gifted and www.myatfboutique.com 



XOXO
Luv, Hugz & Smooches
NeShanta
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