September 27, 2017

Grey Knits & Silk Camisoles


I'm really on a roll this week and I'm loving it!

It is now officially Fall and that means Fall fashion is in full swing (even though it's like 89°F outside but whatever).

Now I'm no fan of Fall or Winter (I'm a summer baby through and through) but even I can appreciate Fall and Winter fashion and its main component, layering!

There is nothing better than layering pieces with different textures, colors and weights. Just like I did with this outfit by layering the light silk camisole and the chunky knit to create a beautiful juxtaposition. Playing with textures is the best way to take an outfit from drab to fab without over complicating the look. And I love a simple outfit like this that can easily be taken from night to day just by adding flats and a long line coat. The color scheme is neutral and can easily be accessorized making it versatile for any casual events.

The outfit details can be found below! I hope you enjoyed this post, comment and tell me what you thought!

Lots of love,

-T U M I ♡






Jeans: Lee| Camisole: Nikki| Sweater: Jessica Simpson| Hat: Amazon.com| Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell| Earrings: Forever21

September 24, 2017

Beauty Review: Maybelline FitMe Loose Finishing Powder


 Hello, lovelies I'm back with a new post and we're going to be talking about one of my favorite things, makeup! And this post is going to be all about the base baby.
I am a complete base makeup junky so that means primers, foundations, concealers, and powders; I love everything that has to do with creating that beautiful, flawless base.

Since I'm such an addict, I'm always looking for the perfect combination of products that are my go to and I think I have found the perfect yet affordable setting powder.

The Maybelline FitMe Loose Finishing Powder is a new-ish product to hit drugstores and I haven't really heard much about it in the blogosphere, which is surprising considering how freaking good this stuff is. The powder comes in 8 different shades; fair, fair light, light, light medium, medium, medium deep, deep and dark. The powders, for the most part, are sheer to translucent with a little bit of color, color enough to notice if you get a shade too deep or too light.

I've had and have been using this powder for about a month now and I'm pretty sure I know how this product performs. Originally I had bought the color deep thinking that as a woman of color I didn't want any flashback or white cast because the medium deep looked a little light, however, I was proven wrong when the deep proved to be too dark. So I went back and purchased the medium deep which was the perfect color. The powders, in general, seem more on the neutral side and I have a yellow/peach undertone but that didn't really affect the overall finish. 

Now what this product claims to do via Ulta.com
  • Provides the perfect finishing touch to your makeup base
  • Mineral-based formula helps to control shine and smooth skin's texture
  • Helps keep foundation set
  • Gives a sheer hint of color

I agree with all of these claims! I have been wearing this powder during the dead heat of summer (sadly its fall now) and it really did help my makeup last longer.

I generally use this to set my undereye and t-zone and it really does just blur without clinging to any fine lines or defining any texture. I don't get all that oily except in my t-zone and it really isn't that much. But it does control the shine and oil that I do get. It also says on the packaging that you could use this on its own without any foundation, I definitely don't agree with that. I tried this as just a light powder foundation (which I don't like powder foundations anyway but that's beside the point) and it seemed to define the natural texture of my skin and sunk into any fine lines. It also created random patches of pigment that wouldn't blend out. But as a setting powder its great.

In each cube, you get 0.7 oz of product and it costs $7.99 on Ulta.com. It has a shelf life of 24 months and it contains silica, dimethicone (which are both silicones) and talc meaning that this powder is non-vegan.  

I do think that this powder is a great and affordable alternative and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is in the market for a new finishing powder. 

Overall I would give this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Until my next post💋
Lots of love,

-T U M I♡




September 14, 2017

Transitional Fashion// OOTD


Another year of college has started up and your girl is already over it. However, since I have transferred to a new school I feel so inspired by my new space. I'm always brimming with ideas and I'm excited about things again. It's funny what a little inspiration can do for you, without it everything seems a little bleak and gray.

And I'm going to need all the color I can get as we slowly enter my least favorite season of the year, fall (get out of here with your pumpkin spice latte). But one thing I can appreciate about fall is fall fashion and transitional outfits. Some of the best outfit moments come from this particular season and I'm anxious to see all the it-girls of fashion turn it out. This is my take on a transitional look, I call it 80's murder unit detective chic. 

Outfit details will be down below!

Thanks for reading lovelies,

-T U M I♡





Satin Shirt: H&M| Jeans: Lee| Leather Jacket: Thrifted|  Heels: Burlington Coat Factory

July 25, 2017

Summer of My Youth


With the launch of Lana Del Slay's latest album Lust for Life, I am feeling inspired and ready to blog (we'll see how long that lasts) and today's post I feel embodies the very mood her music invokes. Right this very moment I have it playing in the background and I just feel like I'm in the summer of my youth, I'm thriving and adventure awaits (that's if the adventures I take from the comfort of my bed with a good story count).

Anyhoo, this outfit was really a thrown together look because it was too hot to fuss about clothes. So I wore a really simple white cotton button up, leaf print skort (yes I wear skorts, I don't care how elementary they are) that I thrifted at my local thrift store (duh) and these lace-up gladiators from Steve Madden. Paired with my favorite straw wide brim hat, that I hardly wore because it messed up my hair, and gold jewelry. Like I said, super simple, low maintenance with minimal effort.





I really like outfits like this because they can easily be transitioned from day to night just by adding a slinky camisole, a black leather jacket and some heels and you have a super chic and urban look. It's super easy to style and is super versatile. Having versatile pieces that can easily be mixed and matched are what make for a good closet. (I've been thinking of writing a how to build a great closet post, thoughts?)

Well that's it for today's post, real short and sweet.
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading! (Outfit details below!)

Lots of love,

- T U M I♡



Shirt: H&M| Skorts: Thrifted| Shoes: Steve Madden| Hat: IDK lol|

July 11, 2017

Beauty Review: mySpa Life 24k Gold Eye Treatment


Is it a gimmick? Is it worth the money? Well, keep reading to find out!

Today we have a beauty Review on the mySpa Life Shimmering 24K Gold Under Eye Treatment. This is a mask that is worth $25 (hun you know that I didn't spend that much on this product, I like to clutch my coin purse close to my chest but we'll get to that later) on the mySpa Life website. I'll be telling you about what I think this product based on what it claims it does and whether I think it actually does those things effectively. I'm sure for any of you that pay attention to social media and the blogosphere, you might have seen these type of products everywhere. Every beauty guru and beauty blogger has been hyping up gold infused products, why? Because it's aesthetically appealing, that's why.

Now this mask is a 20-minute treatment that you leave on your undereye. It is infused with 24K gold― that is said to lower collagen depletion― seaweed, and tea that are both meant to help open up the pores for a deep moisturization. You get 6 treatments that are each a one-time only use in sealed packets, which is different from other products because products like this often come swimming in a jar wich I don't personally like. I like this type of packaging because each treatment comes in its own individual package, allowing for the gel the product is submerged in to be distributed evenly. When you open each packet there isn't an overwhelming smell, it just sort of smells like a spa (shocking, I know).

This mask claims to help moisturize and tighten the undereye area, which it does do. Anytime that I have used this, my undereye has always felt very soft, and hydrated;  my skin feels just that slight bit tighter but not scaley (thankfully).  Somethings that I don't like about this product: the gel pads don't stick to the face well forcing you to lay still and immobile (ain't nobody got time for that, we got stuff to do), it's 25 freaking dollars which makes each packet about $4.20 for a one-time use (that is not worth the money sis) and it's a little messy.

Now in saying all those things, I did purchase mine for $2.00 at a department store. On their website, they have a section that lists the different stores that you can buy their products (10/10 would recommend going to these stores instead of ordering online to save some money) and I do think the whole idea of an at-home spa treatment is appealing. It is definitely a way to force yourself to relax and unwind by getting you into that whole luxurious spa treatment mindset because it is gold.

Would I buy this again? Not for $25! No ma'am, but if I found it for that $2 mark then sure.
I do think it's a little gimmicky, but it's a nice gimmick.

I would give this product ⭐⭐⭐


That's all I have for this post. Comment down below if you have ever given into the hype? Did you regret it? Or is the hype the hype because it deserves to be hyped (huh?) What were these products? And do you still use them?  Tell me in the comments!

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Thank you for reading

Lots of love,

-T U M I♡