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Grey and nude

Grey and nude combo

 

All black

all black

Bodysuits with short shorts

bodysuits with short shorts

Sexy shoulders with button up

sexy shoulder button uo

Flowy skirts

flowy white skirts

Kimonos  Kimonos with bikinis

Camis with sweaters  black camis

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The new Microsoft Surface Pro

Being on-the-go almost every day of the week, with a full-time job, and my other full-time job, my blog, I need the convenience of working not just at the office or at home, but anywhere. It wasn’t until recently when I got the chance to experience my creative side on the new Surface Pro, which is both, a computer and tablet. Cool combo, right?! This light-weight, chic device conveniently fits in my bag, without feeling too heavy or bulky, which helps make my travels easy!

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Having both options, a computer and a tablet allows me to not only do my blogging, but also get my creative side going. You can work on multiple projects all at once – talk about taking multi-tasking to the next level! I can easily write a blog post, and then move on to a presentation without any trouble. This convenience helps get my work done quickly and efficiently! I mean, what else can a girl who’s always on the go ask for, right?!

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The new Surface Pro has the ability to run large programs such as Adobe, one that I’m a big fan of, so that’s a huge time saver for me! I also learned that the newest version lasts 50% longer than the older models, which adds 5-6 hours. Plus, it has Intel Core i5 7th Gen Core built inside it, which means it works much faster! It also has high contrast and low glare, which makes it easier for me to get through the day without straining my eyes – I don’t feel as tired as I normally would after being on the computer.

I wasn’t so big on the artsy side until I got to play around with a few applications, such as: Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS6, MediaBang and Sketchbook Pro for Tablet – all worked really great!

The Surface Pen has improved on the sensor, which makes it easier to create images using many different pen settings like paint brush, chalk, pencil and much more! The cursor is always below the tip so you don’t have to worry if your pen is on an angle or not.

Overall, I am pretty impressed with both the artistic side and performance. I would totally recommend the new Surface Pro!

 

How to get 2 different hairstyles from day to night in less than 15 minutes!

Want to learn how you can achieve summer’s day-to-night staple in less than 15 minutes, from perfect straight hair to flirty beachy waves, as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Having thick coarse hair, plus a busy lifestyle such as myself, can be difficult to change up my look with minimal time. I don’t have the time or budget to go to a salon so, instead, I found three affordable products from a local Shoppers Drug Mart, that can help me achieve this season’s go-to hairstyles in less than 10-15 minutes! Yep… you heard me, ladies!

Sleek and Straight:

Like most people, I am not a morning person, so I need to use the best products to help me get out of the house leaving my hair sleek and straight to last me throughout the day. So, on day two, my hair gets frizzy and flat, and it requires some TLC to help it look renewed, and sleek looking. I start off with spraying my hair with the Hydrating Dry Conditioner Spray, Cake “The Locks Smith” – It instantly leaves it feeling and looking smooth and frizz free without any residue. Next, I use the Infiniti Pro by CONAIR Ionic Straightening Brush, which immediately takes the frizz away, straightens and smooths – It has the ability to go up to 400°F, so that it can work on most hair types, such as my thick hair. I use it on small sections of my hair so I make sure it hits every strand. Once I finish with the Straightening Brush, I gently comb through with my fingers, making sure I smooth out any flyaways.

*These steps take about 10-15 minutes.

Beachy Waves:

As a blogger on the side, I am always rushing home from my 9-5 to quickly get ready to head out to an event, but I like to change up my hairstyle as I am always having photos taken, and like to have variety looks. Since my summer go-to is “beachy waves”, all I need to get that look is use spray, Cake The Wave Maker Texturizing Beach Spray. As soon as I walk in the door, I spray my hair with the Beach Spray, make two braids, and touch up my makeup and change as it air dries. Once I am ready to head out, I take my braids out and gently comb through with my fingers, and give a little bit of extra volume in the roots with the Cake The ‘Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray, and gently move my roots using the tips of my fingers in a small circular motion to give a bit more volume.

*These steps take less than 10 minutes (minus allowing it to air dry – to speed up this process, use a hairdryer on the braids)

 

Voila! I achieved 2 different, effortless looks to help me get through my busy day without having to worry about time!

What are your day-to-night tips and tricks?

 

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