8 Basic Fashion Essentials - Look Book

Hey Chics!

We all have our OOTDs, but what about those days where you want to just go “Back To Basics”? I have many outfits where I’m constantly thinking:

“What shoes can I match with that?”

“That’s not work-friendly.”

“The only way I can where that is if I put my face on, but I really don’t feel like putting on makeup…”

“I need ‘Roll Out of Bed clothes’.”

Here are just a few items I purchased that are simple and easy to pair with ANYTHING:

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Britney Pullover

This pullover comes in a variety of colors and will make any look POP!

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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The Baby Tee

You can’t go wrong with baby tees! These come in various colors and make any outfit look great! No effort needed! Color: ROSE VIOLET

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


The Baby Tee

Again, you can’t go wrong with baby tees! These come in various colors and make any outfit look great! No effort needed! Color: ROSE PETAL

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Tbar Kelly Drop Shoulder

“Je Suis Le Femme.”

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Agaci Red Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


Archy Cardigan

Who doesn’t love a good cardigan? Spice up any look with this Must-Have essential! Available in various colors. Color: Teal Green

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Vince Camuto Luck Tote, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


Dalilah Racer Back

These shirts are so comfy and make any outfit look great! Color: Buttercup

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


Back To School Tight

Get it right with the Tights! Make a statement while being comfy at school, home or the gym! Available in 4 colors. Color: Spray Spot Indigo

Paired with my Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


Alpha Drink Bottle

Can’t start a great workout without a great water bottle! Available in all Letters! Color: Rose Gold M

Paired with my Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


You know you wanted to know… ;)

Hair: Brazilian Deep Curly

Length: 16 Inches

Density: 130%

Type: Glueless

What’s your fashion essential?



New Opportunities, New Wardrobe, New Me! Series 3

Hey Chics!

Shop the Look!

Striped Palazzo Jumpsuit

I really dig this jumpsuit! Currently $22.90 at F21

Photo Cred: George Jones

JORD Watch

If you know me, then you know this is the only watch you'll catch me with.

Photo Cred: George Jones

Stay tuned as I go through this journey of trying out new looks!😍❤️



Sweater Weather - Set 1

Brrr.. It's cold outside! Finally, it's that time of year to break out the sweaters and order Pumpkin Spice Lattes! This is one of many sets to come :)



FabFitFun Editor's Box + COUPON

Hey Chics!

As you know, I’m OBSESSED with FabFitFun’s subscription boxes, and I was torn when I found out that I missed out on the 2017 Fall Box!!!

I am relieved that there was another box in the mix to makeup for the Fall Boxes being sold out: That box is the Editor’s Box!

After they announced this box, I knew I had to get my hands on it right away, so I hopped online, bought the box, and here we are…


So, what’s in the box?


  1. Sterling Forever, 2. MyTagAlongs, 3. Purlisse, 4. Spongelle, 5. Anderson Lilly, 6. Marrakesh, 7. Salted, 8. Summer&Rose, 9. RealHer


Check out my Unboxing video HERE


This box’s total value is: $323

Every box is valued at $200+; and for only $49.99 per quarter, you can’t beat that!!!



The Sterling Forever Wishbone Necklace ($58) is very beautiful, and adds a nice touch to any outfit (and a hint of luck)!

The MyTagAlongs High Speed Skipping Rope ($15) is the perfect addition to my workout bag, and it works very well! It has rekindled my love for jump roping!

The Purlisse Treatment Sheet Masks ($36) literally leave my skin feeling so soft and smooth! I definitely recommend these!

The Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer in French Lavender ($16) is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!! I am obsessed with Spongelle, and I jump for joy every time I get one in a box! -Literally

The Anderson Lilly Dry Body Oil in Manhattan Beach ($38) is a definite favorite of mine as I own the body lotion from FabFitFun’s last fall box! This is the perfect duo!

The Marrakesh X Leave-in Treatment & Detangler ($18) is definitely a lifesaver for my hair since I recently bleached it to platinum blonde. So the extra hydration is much appreciated!

The Salted Himalayan Pink Salt Kit ($26) is such a cool idea! I love having my own Himalayan Pink Salt rock with it’s very own grater stand! Did I mention it’s very good? :)

The Summer & Rose Foldover Clutch in Black ($68) has to be my favorite out of this entire box! The bag is too adorable, and I will be rocking this for special occasions!

The REALHER Lip Kit in Deep Red is so cute! The red fits my coplextion very well, and goes perfectly with my blonde hair! I enjoy using these products for my ’Natural Eye, Bold Lip’ look!


I hope you enjoyed my review on FabFitFun’s Editor’s Box! If you want to subscribe to FabFitFun, click HERE! Also use code ‘SAVTEN’ to get $10 OFF your first box!




Unlimited Jewelry!? YES, PLEASE! - Rocksbox

Hey Chicsters!

Now, you know we've been down this road, BUT...

Who Doesn't LOVE a good subscription box!?

This one in particular, I don't talk about a lot, but THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE!

I LOVE getting new designer jewelry in the mail monthly from Rocksbox! It's so EASY:

  1. Pick your favs & Add them to your wish list
  2. Receive your favorite pieces in the mail via your stylist
  3. Where them for as long as you want
  4. Buy what you love, Send the others back
  5. Get MORE designer jewelry
  6. REPEAT!

I love the whole "Try before you Buy" aspect of it, because there is no pressure when it comes to this box. I can send every single piece back if I want! I get unlimited designer jewelry every month for $21/month, and it's totally worth every penny!

I not only get designer jewelry, but I get my own personal stylist who sends me specific jewelry types based on my personality. I can tell her that I have a special occasion coming up, and I need statement jewelry, and she will find the perfect pieces for my event! Isn't that neat!? I can also review each piece I received and tell my stylist what I liked and disliked about it (and send them a photo as well).

Another great thing about this program is the Shine Credit. Every month, I receive $21 in Shine Credit towards my purchase of any items in my box (this cannot be used for sale items)! I also get a lovely discount if I decide to purchase the entire set I was sent! It is quite the deal (and quite tempting)!

Here's my set from the month of July:

  Rudiment - Alcatraz Hoops in Gold    Perry Street - Mila Stacking Rings    Kendra Scott - Elisa Necklace in Gold Dusted Glass

Rudiment - Alcatraz Hoops in Gold

Perry Street - Mila Stacking Rings

Kendra Scott - Elisa Necklace in Gold Dusted Glass


Guess what I decided to purchase....


The Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Gold Dusted Glass stood out to me the most as it fits EVERY occasion! This Gem is perfect for work and play! ;)

Thanks to inviting my friend to get her first month FREE, I was able to get more credit towards my purchase, and I paid a WHOPPING $4 for this $50 necklace!

Yes, you heard me right... $4...

Don't miss out on this awesome subscription box and all it has to offer! Sign up Here!

Also get your first month FREE using my code: 'MARTIKABRIANNEXOXO' :)

Let me know what you think about this box!




Prime Day: The Ultimate Day for Amazon Lovers

Hey Chicsters! I know it's been awhile, but I'M BACK!!!!

I'm also back with great news...

Prime Day is finally HERE!!!!


What is Prime Day?

Prime Day is an annual event dedicated specifically to Amazon Prime members and consists of MAJOR DEALS. That means it'll be the BEST day to do all of your shopping!!

What if I'm not an Amazon Prime Member?

It's simple: SIGN UP, SIGN UP, SIGN UP!!!!

Luckily for anyone new who just wants to try it out, there is a 7-day Free Trial for Amazon Prime as well as a 6-Month Free Trial for Students. Now, you don't have to miss out on all the fun!!



XOXO- Tika


Victoria Beckham Collection Launches April 9th At Target + LookBook!

Hey Chicsters!


Victoria Beckham's NEW fashion collection launches at Target online and in-store Sunday, April 9th!!😱

I can tell you right now, I will be one of the first in line to get that Orange Scallop Tied-Waist Romper!!



Don't know what I'm talking about? Oh, I'll show you what I'm talking about:


You can find it HERE.

Her collection also includes apparel for: Women, Girls, Toddlers, and Babies

Here are a few other items from her lookbook:

What I love about her collection is how BOLD she is with it! She isn't afraid to use different patterns and colors. What I also love is how she is catering to Plus-Sized women in her fashion collection. Victoria Beckham's Collection is a definite Must-Have!

So CANCEL all of your plans for Sunday, and get to shopping!!



Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

It's BOGO Week at Target!!

Hey Chicsters!

Tika here coming at cha with the Target BOGO Sale starting Today! ***Yes, TODAY!!!!*** This sale includes the following items, and will be going on until March 25, 2017!! So get out and go SHOPPING!!!! Or shop online, too!! :)


What are your favorite items to buy at Target? Let us know in the comments below!!






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Alibele Malaysian Virgin Curly Lace Frontal w/Bundles | Initial Hair Review + 1 Week Update!

I recently reviewed This lovely Malaysian Curly Lace Frontal w/Bundles from Alibele on AliExpress! For all of you how know about AliExpress, you know that this is the Hair Capitol of the WORLD. Sometimes you get AMAZING hair, and sometimes you missed it by a long shot. It's honestly trial and error when finding the perfect company on AliExpress. This is why I STRONGLY consider reading the reviews and looking at review photos before making a purchase such as this. 

Now, I received this hair complimentary for my honest review, so here it goes:

This hair came out of the pack very curly, and it seemed quite thin. I had a lace frontal and 3 bundles, but I was honestly afraid it would not make a full wig. I was pleasantly surprised though as the more I ran my fingers through it after washing it, the thicker the hair got.

It did not to anything crazy after washing it, so that was a plus! I also bleached the lace frontal to ensure that it matched my skin tone, which was also very easy. The hair did not dry out, but I did accidentally get some bleach on some of the root, but that's an easy fix with temporary hair dye!

I spent a few hours making and customizing my unit, applied some göt2b Glued to my hair, slapped on the wig, and it came out like this:

P.S. (Let me know if you want me to make a Lace Frontal Wig Tutorial)!!

I honestly must say that I am impressed with how this unit turned out. I have had many issues in the past with major shedding and matting with Malaysian curly hair, but this one has been very good!

See It in Action!!


I have noticed that this hair loves to be two strand twisted when it's bedtime. I can sleep with it up in a bun, but I found that it flattens out the curls. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, in the morning, I like to refresh the curls by taking my Kérastase Cleansing Conditioner Curl Idéal and put some in a spray bottle. I then add warm water and shake it up to mix the two, then I spray it all over my hair as I'm running my fingers through it. The shedding is very minimum, too.

After spraying, the curls immediately bounce back! For even more fullness, I take a wide-toothed comb and run through the hair to fluff it out. All-together, this is about a 10-15 minute process depending on how OCD you are about evenness lol.

I also love how natural the lace frontal looks! It really mimics my natural hairline. I do think I sewed it on a little far back, so I do have to tug it forward a bit, but the göt2b Glued really does the trick when it comes to holding it down! Here's how it looks with two buns:

 Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

 Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!


Overall, I do have to maintain it daily, especially if I decide to sleep in it, but it's well worth it! I am satisfied with the quality of the hair, and I definitely plan on taking very good care of it! I hope this unit lasts me a long time, and again, I want to thank Alibele for giving me the opportunity to review this hair for you guys! I will keep you in the loop on how it holds up! (I'll also be wearing it in most of my videos 😉). If you're looking for some new hair, definitely check out Alibele, and look around on AliExpress!!

What do you think about this hair? Have you bought any hair on AliExpress? What are your thoughts?

Let us know in the comments BELOW!!



BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE - You're in for a ✨Treat✨ with the Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Trio!!😍

Too Faced really outdid themselves on this one... Without a moment to lose, the first 5,000 lucky shoppers (including myself) raced to the checkout finish line to purchase the BEST Black Friday deal on Earth - The Chocolate Bar Palette Trio for $97!!!! These literally sold out in hours!!

Today, a Beauty Blogger's dream has come true: She received three eyeshadow palettes for the price of two that fills the room with the aroma of chocolate with a total of 48 different colors!!!!

I thought I would give my first impression review of these gorgeous products as this is my first time buying these palettes, and ordering directly from their site! (Plus, I also took some pretty AWESOME photos)!!

Let the Games BEGIN...


Presentation is EVERYTHING!

I was very surprised to see such an adorable box with a printed bow on top! It's by far the cutest shipping box I have every seen!


Very Clever!!

I also appreciate the play on words here! It's very witty! (And who doesn't love confetti)!?!?


Free Samples & Discounts? Yes, PLEASE!!

 20% Off Discount Card +FREE Samples!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20% Off Discount Card +FREE Samples!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I am literally in awe by these beauties from the packaging all the way down to the coco powder infused eye shadows!!!! I shall be making many tutorials with these palettes!!

Let's take a closer look...

Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection

Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am very impressed with  these palettes and the way they were handled in the mail. I've come across a lot of broken makeup, but these palettes were untouched, which is a plus! Another thing i love is the packaging, and the creative effort that was used to truly personalized the experience of the consumer. These shadows vary from matte to shimmer and look very pigmented! I hope that is the car, because I love color, but not chalky color! If I have time, maybe I will do a swatch on these colors to show you how that look!! I'm am happy with this purchase; and in my opinion, this is the BEST Black Friday Deal that has happened to the makeup industry!!!! So far so good! I'll keep you updated!


What do you think about the Too Faced Chocolate Eye Shadow Trio!? Let us know in the comments below!!