Monday, June 30, 2014

We're Moving!

Hello, Social Beauties! Over the past month, I was blessed with an opportunity to create my own website for my blog. I've been blogging for over 2 years now, even though it might not be as much as other who have blogged for the same amount of time, I wanted to take this wonderful opportunity to expand my brand as a blogger. 2014 has brought so many unexpected changes in my life that it's going to explode with greatness over the next couple of months. I want to thank all my followers for being apart of my journey so far and I'd like to extend an invitation to join me in this new adventure. You can now follow me here, Life of a Social Beauty, it's pretty bare but we'll be adding features within the next  few weeks. See you soon!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lauren Danielle Boutique Bling Box

I've actually given this a lot of thought the past year with both my businesses but I wanted to test this first with my Paparazzi Accessories business. In June, I'll have been a Paparazzi Accessories Independent Consultant for two years. As Paparazzi Accessories IC, we don't have a website that you can purchase items from as the fashion accessories in the company are constantly changing, think daily-weekly changes. We are, however, able to create our own websites to sell our on-hand inventory. The ways we can sell are endless! So here, I'd like to introduce to you the Lauren Danielle Boutique Bling Box! The pictures below are examples of what the boxes consist of, but not limited to. For more information, visit my Facebook Fan Page, Lauren Danielle Boutique

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Love2Love Fragrances: A Fabulous Gift Idea For Mother's Day - #love2lovewalmart

Love2Love; the latest fragrance line to hit exclusively at Walmart: Love2Love, designed for women who love gorgeous fragrances at affordable prices. This private label fragrance collection from Coty Beauty is sold exclusively at Walmart — so you know it’s going to smell good.

Spritzing on the freshest scents is pretty much how we get into the springtime spirit. But sometimes it’s hard to pick just ONE scent. Luckily, the Love2Love fragrance line is composed of 4 uniquely blended scents to lets consumers express their individuality — at an incredibly affordable price. No matter the consumer's mood or personality or preference for floral or musky notes, there’s a Love2Love scent just right for her.

Feeling extra-girly and femme? Try Orange Blossom White Musk. Inspired by a trio of oranges, this perfume has top notes of sparkling Bergamot, bitter Tunisian Orange and sweet Italian Orange. Mid-notes of Orange Blossom and soft Peony compliment the trio of oranges, while a base of smooth Blonde Cedarwood, Orris, creamy Sandlewood and White Musk embrace the citrusy aroma.

Feeling hopelessly romantic? Freesia Violet Petal captures that journey towards true love with top notes of Peach Blossom, Lily Petals and Lavender blooms. Complimenting mid-notes of Turkish Rose, Princess Rose, Violet Blossom and Freesia balance off the light floral scents, while base notes of sheer Musk, Heliotropene and a touch of Crimewood add mystery and passion.

Feeling fun and frisky? Try Jasmine Sparkling Mimosa with shimmering top notes of Peony, Raspberry and sparkling Mimosa flowers for flare, mixed with delicate mid-notes of Honeysuckle, Jasmine and Sweet Pea flowers. Round it all off with base notes of Musk, Rosewood and Almond Blossom for a lasting impression.

Feeling nostalgic and timeless? Fresh Rose Peach is a classic floral scent with top notes of Lychee, Cassis Buds and Peach Nectar, along with mid-notes of Geranium and Bulgarian Rose for substance and base notes of Orris and Musk that linger.

Spring is the perfect season to try new scents and express oneself in an aromatic way. And at the affordable price of $9.98 (for 3.4 oz) and $6.98 (240ml), try all 4 scents without going over one's beauty budget.

Love2Love is offering consumers a chance to Design Their Dream Date to enter for a chance to win a Hawaiian vacation.

Simply visit the Love2Love brand page and choose the location, outfit, time of day and ambience to design a dream date card. Then, share the dream date with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Use the hashtag #love2lovewalmart. Once consumers have created and shared their dream date, they'll be entered to win the grand prize Fantasy Flyaway Date-cation OR 1 of 4 $100 Date Night Packs given out weekly.


A round-trip to Maui, Hawaii including car rental, 7-night hotel stay at Sheraton Maui Resort and $750 in spending cash (awarded in the form of an American Express Gift Card).


$100 Fandango Gift Card (to use on movie tickets) and a $75 American Express Gift Card (to spend on a night of dining and entertainment).

Enter NOW for a chance to WIN the gift cards by clicking HERE. And to enter to win the grand prize, click here on >>

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Friday, April 11, 2014

My Oatmeal Review & Recipe

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, several of us had been given the opportunity to review a product that lets you create your own oatmeal. 

My Oatmeal allows you to build your own oatmeal based on you choice of oats, flavor (I'm talking about 40+ flavors), and added fruits/nuts. You can make your own perfect blend of healthy oatmeal within minutes. I will say that it took me awhile to come up with a blend that my family and I would enjoy. 

My Recipe 
I picked out the small 1 lb. bag in Grain Rolled Oats & Flax, Banana Bread flavor, added banana chips and pecans to the mix. When I cooked the first time (as per instructions), I used 2% milk instead of water and it was enough servings for two. I will say the house smelt like home cooked, fresh out-of-the oven Banana Bread! It was seriously AMAZING and fulfilling. Due to the cost (compared to store bought oatmeal), it can become pricey but if your wanting something different (and healthier), I'd recommend to anyone. I plan on purchasing in the future, maybe as a seasonal breakfast option.

Here's an extra bonus I wanted to share:

1 1/4 c. - MyOatmeal in Banana Bread
1 /4 c. - Old Fashioned Oats (any brand)
2 - eggs
1 c. - Plain Greek Yogurt (if you have one with fruit, it works as well)
1/2 c. - Honey
2 - Ripe Bananas (mashed)
1 tsp. - Baking Soda
2 tsp. - Baking Powder
1 tsp. - Vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line with liners.
2. Before you mix all ingredients together, make sure your bananas are mashed, then mix all ingredients (I used a regular dinner fork to mix). 
3. I took a regular tablespoon (eating utensil) and spooned into the muffin pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
4. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I received product via Fit Approach in exchange for my original thoughts and opinions on My Oatmeal.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Life of a Social Beauty UPDATE

I took a little hiatus from blogging for awhile. I've had a lot going on since the new year.
had originally planned to go back to college in January but I had several things that hadn't been take care of so it got postponed. I do plan on going back to college at the beginning of Summer and will be making a trip this month/early April to register for classes. 
Monday, will mark three weeks since our family cat had to be laid to rest. She was diagnosed early February with Lymphoma (form of Cancer). I had noticed her lack of appetite and sleepiness for a few days and told my mom that we should call the vet to see what was wrong. They gave her some injections to ease her pain and give her back her appetite. She did good for a few weeks but two days before we laid her to rest, we took her back in for additional shots but they said she may only have days left. I was at work on Monday and just gotten out when my parents were waiting in the parking lot. They had explained that she was very fragile and couldn't stand up to walk, te vet suggested they bring her in and lay her to rest. She would have been 15 years old this month but she's in a better place now with our other fur babies. 
We're halfway through the month, it's almost officially Spring, the weather will start to get warmer, and I'm ready to get back to blogging! I'll be bringing beauty, fashion, DIY, and so much more. 

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! Do you have any weekend plans? 


Monday, November 25, 2013

Review: Lancôme DreamTone

Disclosure: This product, Lancome DreamTone, was received complimentary of  SheSpeaks and Lancome  for review purposes. As always my post is my unbiased opinions.
About Lancome DreamTone:
DreamTone is the next generation in dark spot correction. This customized skin tone correcting serum is so powerful, 72% of women dare to bare their skin.* The new DreamTone is 3 barely-tinted serums formulated to visibly correct dark spots, color imperfections and give you a more even-looking skin tone. It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone: 1- Fair, 2 – Medium, 3 – Dark.

The results:

• 74% saw glowing skin*

• 70% noticed a more even skin tone*

• 69% saw the appearance of dark spots reduced*

• 78% saw color imperfections reduced*

*All results based on global self-assessments of women of multiple ethnicities in an 8-week study. 72% reflects 8 weeks of use.

How to Use: 

For best results, apply the product twice per day, in the morning and evening under your moisturizer.

Purchase Information: 

Lancôme DreamTone retails for $98 for a 1.3 fl oz. bottle and is available for purchase at Lancô and department stores nationwide.
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Lancôme on Twitter: @LancomeUSA 
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DreamTone website: http://www.Lancô 
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What are my thoughts on DreamTone by Lancôme?
After 4 weeks of use, I've seen some dark spots lighten and my skin has become more radiant. I've also used less foundation in my makeup routine (let me just say that foundation has ALWAYS been apart of my makeup routine unless I'm sick). I plan on the continued use of this product for even more results (I'll come back in 4 weeks for an extended review). I'm not very fond of the dispenser but it does give you just the right amount of product to be applied to your face.

How many stars will you give Lancôme DreamTone?
4.5 out of 5

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mani Monday: Black & Gold Tutorial

It's Mani Monday (a very late one)! I'm going to show you a quick Chevron Tip Nail Tutorial that was featured in the mark.'s Magalog 11. I, however, did the tips a little different than the one in the brochure. 

Step 1: I primed my nails with the Nail Experts Gel Strength Base Coat by Avon (this stuff is AMAZING). Just apply one coat, it does dry fairly quickly, too.

Step 2: I then applied two separate coats of mark Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquer in Gleam Scene (gold shade) to my nails. The gold tends to dry quicker so it can leave streaks if you try to take your time, so work quickly.

Step 3: Finally, I took mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquer in Tuxedo (black shade) at an angle, brushed from the outside to the middle, and did the same to the opposite site to where they met at a point.

The colors from the mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers last up to 10 days and you can get 10 manicures out of each mini bottle! You can purchase these at my AVON website (SHOP HERE) for $7. There's also two other duo sets available for purchase.