#FabFridays- Sexiness, more than what you wear!

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Modest is the new sexy!

The bare-it-all is truly over-rated and although there is greatness in the woman who is comfortable in her own skin, there is equal greatness in those that can show sexiness without the need to bare it all.

Did you know there was such a thing? Let me share how to do that.

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Sexy is shown though:

  1. The eyes – SMIZE!!! (Tyra-ism which means to smile with your eyes)smize1
  2. Smile on your face! A smile is so welcoming, warm, enchanting and yes even sexy at times. Keeping your lips exfoliated, soft and kissable along with your teeth properly cared for… get a brighter whiter smile ladies (and gents) and then add the right shade of lipstick and welcome sexy! Some top choices for lip colors are the right nude for you and red. A red lip is always sexy!

    3. The Hair – How you wear your hair can be sexy as well and it will not require you to be barely there either.

    4. Create it with Color – All black dress with a pop of red, wearing all red or maybe even wearing the royal color purple can showcase sexiness.blackjadore redredwhite

5.  Own YOUR style. when you confidently wear whatever your choose, sexiness can equate to it simply because you believe you are. Below are some modest fashionistas (1. Anam Shahid 2. Nadira Abdul Quddus) that have great style and can also be considered sexy.

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What are some ways you showcase sexiness without baring it all?

Please share!

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CHIC TIP: Fashion

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Make your style memorable! From finding your right hue, wearing a mix of vibrant colors to adding a statement piece or conversation piece to your look are all ways to make your style memorable.

Check out these great street style fashionistas that are making their style memorable:

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Choosing bold colors:

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Here are my Top 10 Essentials I feel we all should have in our closet:

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How are you making your style memorable?

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#MeetMeInCostaRica

Hey There!

So over the past few days I’ve been giving reasons to #MeetMeInCostaRica on my other blog: www.E3Retreats.com

I thought it only fair to share with my loyal friends here as well. I’m so excited to host my first retreat this fall and I want YOU to be a part of it! Check out some of these amazing reasons you should join us there:

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It’s an awesome savings!! This Yoga Promo will continue through July 15th and from there will arise back to it’s original price. Get in now and save BIG!

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Please help spread the word through social media and be sure to tag me!!! I’ll be sure to follow back 🙂

This retreat will allow you to grow by being challenged, teach you how to meditate like a monk in 15 mins or less, have 3 meals a day prepped and ready for you to eat, teach you proper nutrition for your body type, give you the break you deserve and aid in mental health as well!

SIGN UP TODAY!:

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Hope to see you there!

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“I’sss Married NOW!”

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I’ve been MIA for the past two months and this is the reason why. I’ve been planning my butt off to get married to the man of my dreams and it’s now time to share it with all of my virtual world… And unlike most weddings, we did NOT break the bank! Hope you enjoy!

(*Please note all photos are from friends who’ve captured via cell phone… professional wedding photography will not be received until next week.)

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Theme: Vintage Southern Chic

Dress code: All White Attire

Time: 2pm

Location: Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, Tx

Menu: Back Yard BBQ

Total Spent: $2,200

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To say we didn’t run into any road blocks would be untrue. Our original location was another historic home where we planned to have a huge outdoor wedding along with outdoor dancing, bbq and yard games but due to the weather report showcasing thunderstorms and 90% chance of rain 4 days before the date, we had to quickly switch venues! God was smiling on us to have a home around the corner be available without charging an additional fee.

With that, I had to quickly change out from the original plans. I had to find a venue that would allow me to hold my wedding in doors but still allow something to go on outside under a covering. Well, Rose Hill matched all the criteria!

Below are photos of the original home: The Pompeiian Villa and although we were sadden to not be able to use this place, we are grateful for the Rose Hill Manor venue! The day must go on!!

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I was so happy to have Rose Hill Manor be available as the wrap around porch was 12ft deep and covered which would allow me to host my reception on the porch and not get rained on. We are happy to report that although it did rain, the rain lasted for maybe 35 minutes and was light showers versus the thunderstorms it reported to be.

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My nieces, Aileena and Alani offered an original blessing. Aileena which is 11yrs old read a poem that described Ronald and I’s story. Alani who is 13yrs sung “At Last” by Etta James!

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Here is the original poem written by me but performed by my niece:

155 days ago they met

He called hisself trying to

Seduce her into his world

But if you know my nanny…

She was NOT trying to hear that!

She shot him down every time he spoke

But he never gave up and

Three days later, her heart he took

From not wanting to be bothered

To now the ocean not being able to live without his moon

It was inevitable that this day was to come soon

God knew it was necessary for these two to meet

Now on this day

Two become one and their lives with HIM will now be complete

With love in the air and flowers at full bloom

Please stand as the bride comes to meet her groom

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My brother walked me down the aisle. I love this photo a friend captured as you can see my brothers eyes on me and all the guests looking at my groom to see his reaction. Completely beautiful!

And I can’t be anymore joyful about my Tadashi Shoji dress rented from Vow To Be Chic!

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The video below was created by my husbands cousin and was one of the best gifts received! Click the pic below to view:

We created a newspaper online and printed 80 copies for our guests to read our story as they waited. Here is a copy:

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One of my favorite pics is the one below of me, my sister and granny. My sister made this marvelous Naked Cake with fruit just like I requested and it was scrumptious!

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A candid photo of The Proctor Family

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More pictures to come soon!

I will also post a separate blog that includes a budget breakdown and how to save on cost!

~Kisha

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Think Big and Follow Through!!

Monday Motivational Moments return! If you missed it on my social media accounts yesterday, here it is for you:

Be sure to follow on Instagram and FaceBook for regular inspiration and Monday Motivational Moments!!

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Wear it Wednesday

With my birthday 5 days away, I’m thinking of ways to reinvent my style for the new year. I decided to dedicate this Wear it Wednesday to “Ways to Reinvent your Look” with hopes to inspire you as well as get some feedback from you. Be sure to share other ways you choose to reinvent your look if it’s not listed below.

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Anytime I think about reinventing my look the first place I go to is my hair!

I think cutting your hair or changing the color can be so liberating and it will change your attitude and look instantly!

Some styles and colors I’ve considered are:

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Color:

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Every time I look at Tanika Ray‘s hair, I release the cut bug and want to continue on my hair growth journey.

Another way to reinvent your look is to focus on your skin. Taking care of your skin and creating a skin routine is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You older self will thank you!

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Over the past 3 years I’ve become addicted to Chanel products for my daily facial routine. I will say, I do believe in using different moisturizers for different seasons and even day versus night. Taking care of your skin will definitely reinvent your look.

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Also… I do believe in keeping my lips kissable! Be sure to try out my lip scrub and lip balm duo! Purchase by clicking HERE or on the photo!

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Try a new hue….. step out the black box and try something new.

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Simply by adding on the accessories can reinvent your look!
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What are some ways you will reinvent your look?

~Kisha

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Tuesday TEN

10 beautiful ambassadors of Blend in for What?!™  and why you should join the movement!

I spoke on this movement just yesterday and because I’m so passionate about it I had to share more. Becoming an ambassador for this brand is more than sharing what your beauty is… You are also assisting in creating your own standard of beauty. You are teaching girls all around to own their uniqueness and get out of trying to fit in with what society says you should be.

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1. ASHLEY BLAINE FEATHERSON You can find this actress showing her beauty in upcoming anticipated film “Dear White People”. This actress, vlogger and writer is based in LA and states beauty is: “an inner and outer quality that will never ever go out of style.”

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2. PAMELA JENKINS Creator of Koils by Nature is a native from South Carolina who focus on natural skin and hair care. To Pamela, beauty is: “being in love with the person you see in the mirror. Flaws and all!”

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3. SABRINA BOISSIERE is a NY naturalista and one half of the event planners for  Natural Partners in Crime. To Sabrina beauty is, “being confident in your own skin.”

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4. DEAYA “DIRECT” SMITH This Texas chic producer for the Tom Joyner Morning Show is an author and motivational speaker who states beauty is, “Dressing up is how I happen to the day, before the day gets a chance to happen to me.”

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5. VICTORIA SANDERS is a wardrobe stylist and costume designer located in California. Her blog VicStyles is inspirational and teaches women “to think outside of the box.” To Victoria, “confidence is key”.

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6. ANGELA MCCRAE is a contributor for the Examiner.com and medial professional with NBC Universal. She believes beauty is, “the true essence of being comfortable in your own skin and owning it!”

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7. MERISSA V. GRAYSON is an attorney dedicated to assisting clients to achieve their goals. She has a 3-part book series The Business of Co-Parentingand believes beauty is, “being who you aren’t afraid to be when no one is watching.”

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8. TAYE HANSBERRY is the blogger of Stuff She Like and this blog is dedicated to everything fabulous! From food to fashion and beauty, Taye shares her perspective on things in a stylish way. For Taye, beauty is, “going with the way you feel.. jumping in 100% with your heart and knowing that we all, no matter who we are, have to work at it.”

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9. ZARA GREEN owns a blog, The Grown Zone which focus on helping you become a better you. This chic speaker and author is all about personal growth. Zara has a great webinar initiating in October entitled “Ignite your Individuality” which teaches you “how to harness the amazing power of your hidden motives”.

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10.  ARKEEDAH MCCORMICK is a lifestyle and fashion blogger for ItsArkeedah.com. This lady gives readers all things fabulous with a fresh take on fashion news! To her, beauty is “Embracing everything that makes you unique.”

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Reasons to become an ambassador is because this is not just a normal campaign, it’s a movement to encourage your girls and women around the globe to own their uniqueness and “to be their own standard of beauty.” Be sure to check out the website blendinforwhat.com for more info and spread the word!

~Kisha

Blend in for What?!™

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Blend in for What?!™  Campaign is “A social initiative centered around acknowledging self-worth, building confidence and teaching women and girls to be their own standard of beauty.”

With Blend in for What?!™ we believe that girls all around the world should know:

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…exactly as you are. No reason for us to try and blend in with others.

With the explosive desire to fit in the mode and young girls exchanging their respect for attention, it’s time to take a stand and take back what we define as beauty! Your beauty is not defined by just your body parts. Check out how some of the Ambassadors of Blend in for What?!™ defined their beauty:

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Celebrity Stylist FELICIA LEATHERWOOD believes Beauty is:

“anything that gives you the highest feeling of gratitude and appreciation.”

 

Model and Blogger NIKIA PHOENIX believe Beauty is:

” knowing who you are, accepting your flaws, and still shining bright for everyone to see. Why hide what you’ve been blessed with?”

 

Youtube Blogger DENISE WATKINS beliebe Beauty is:

“Organic. Lovely. Modest. Timeless. Classic. Wholesome. Graceful. Poised. Healthy. Natural. Godly.”

To me, Beauty is: varied… it can be many things but the one thing it can never be is UNSURE! Freckles, Red hair, Curly and Coiled, size 22, or size zero but above all… completely confident in the skin they are in and never unsure of what they represent.

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You want to share what beauty is to you? Become an Ambassador HERE!

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You will find great content with Blend in for What?!™ thoughts via FaceBook by clicking HERE

Check out the topic discussed on Friday:

“Appreciation or Exploitation”

Today on The Talk the ladies had a conversation about pop culture’s current fixation on “the booty” and whether we as women are simply appreciating, or exploiting, our bodies.
From Nicki Minaj having over 177MILLION views for Anaconda to JLo and Iggy Azalea‘s Booty video, many have become obsessed with fitting a certain mold by getting Butt Injections, Implants and taking surgical and non surgical methods to enhance the booty and obtain fame.
Let us underscore that Feminism and the desire to be treated as equally as men in all areas, including sexual expression, is important. But we do pose the question:
Are we simply having fun by embracing curves or are we selling ourselves short with the exploitation of our bodies? Is it important to want folks to desire our brains as well as (or, in place of) our butts? OR…Should folks just lighten up?

Interested to hear your thoughts.

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 Blend in for What?!™ goal is to motivate 100,000 women and girls to take the Blend in for What?!™ beauty pledge by December 31st so on January 1st we put the world on notice as we take over owning our uniqueness and celebrating everyone’s beauty.

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Join the movement #blendinforwhat100k by taking the oath, following on Instagram and Facebook and SHARE WITH OTHER BEAUTIFUL WOMEN who refuse to Blend IN!

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~Kisha Simmons

Blend in for What?!™  Team Member

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HAPPY 33RD BIRTHDAY QUEEN BEY!

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Celebrating Queen Bey Birthday by sharing 33 of my favorite hairstyles she’s sported over the years.

 

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What are some of your favorite hairstyles from Queen Bey?

~Kisha

Wear it Wednesday

This WIW is dedicated to Reinventing your style!

Check out two of my favorite fashioistas who have reinvented their style over the years.

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The one that stands out the most of Style Evolution and has no issue reinventing their look is:

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 JLo has come a long way from the days of being a Fly Girl on In Living Color. Check out some of her style choices over the years.

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She continued to reinvent and some of her well known looks are below. Who can forget the infamous grammy dress the year she was dating Puffy

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My second stylish reinvention fashionista that I adore is Solange! Looking at Solange style today is so inspirational. It’s reminiscent of her favorite icon Diana Ross but starting on the scene, Solange was more hippie chic.

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She rebelled front the standard, cut all of her hair off, went natural and gained a mod style. Below are some of my favorite styles that reinvented her entire look. She has plenty of favs but since I’ve featured her before, I will try and show some of those looks not already featured.

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What are some ways you will reinvent your style?

~Kisha