Wonders of PhotoWall's Wall Murals + COUPON

Hey Chics!

I am very excited about this post as I've never gotten to experience wall murals until now...

    River of dreams - Photowall


River of dreams - Photowall

    Into the wild - Photowall


Into the wild - Photowall

In this article, I'll take you through the process of putting up the mural upon arrival to the final look.

I was contacted by PhotoWall to give my honest review of one of their canvases or wall murals (I chose the mural, of course, as I wanted to be EXTRA). PhotoWall is a Wall Mural, Photo Wall Paper, and Canvas company based in Sweden.

First off, ordering the mural was very easy. All I had to do was measure the wall of my choice, and give the dimensions online. Then, it gave me a price quote. From there, I was able to place my order and patiently await the mural's arrival.

I was very excited to get this in the mail, and it only took 2-3 Business Days to arrive! For some reason, I was under the impression that it was going to arrive in the giant tube with the dimensions I gave (boy, was I wrong)! It wasn't until George and I watched the installation video that I then realized they were printed in chunks (DUH)!

We then began prepping for the wall mural application. The video was very informative on how this was supposed to be applied, but I took a different approach: Since I live in an apartment, I wasn't sure if the wall mural adhesive was "Apartment Safe" for my walls. I wouldn't have really cared that much if my walls were strictly flat, but I have Stucco walls, and I didn't want to mess that up (Also, deposit DUH).

I'm sure the original process would have been SO MUCH faster, but I wanted to be cautious, and we didn't have ALL of the tools we needed at first. This project took us about 3 hours (with breaks in between). I also want to give my boyfriend, George, a HUGE shoutout for being the Real MVP and helping out with this project! After hours of doing this, VOILA! My blueberry wall was born!

I really love how it came out once we finished the mural! After a day or so of drying, it still looked great, but you could see the dried bubble spots where I used uneven amounts of adhesive (I didn't apply it evenly as instructed). Overall, I love the mural!

This was definitely a trial and error situation for me; and if I could start over and do the mural EXACTLY as instructed, I totally would because it would literally be PERFECT. I found that it does not take the paint off, and there are safe ways to remove the wall mural and adhesive without messing up your wall. Overall, I love this idea for home improvement/makeovers as it really brings a room to life! I will definitely order more from them again!

I definitely recommend PhotoWall for all of your Mural, Canvas needs as they provide gorgeous stock photos taken by their team, or you can send them your own custom photo for print! Definitely go check them out HERE and don't forget to use my coupon code MartikaBrianneCampaign2018 for 20% OFF your purchase!



Top 5 After Christmas Sales You Must Hit Up!

Today marks the best time of the year to shop: 

The After Christmas Sale!

Here is a list of your favorite stores along with some of their discounts:

Charlotte Russe

$20 & Under Sale (In-Store & Online)


FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more

50-75%OFF Boots for Her

30% + EXTRA 15% Blenders, Juicers, & Food Processors

JC Penny

20% OFF Online orders under $100, 25% OFF online orders over $100

50% OFF All Clearance Items 


Bath & Body Works

$10 3-Wick Candles, $3 Hand Soaps, & Up to 75% OFF Body Care Products (In-Store & Online)



($4, $5, $7 Storage containers)

BOGO 50% OFF All Bras, Bralettes, & Nursing Camis





Hey Chics!

For everyone who loves waxing (or who have never tried it, but would love to try), THIS. IS. FOR. YOU!

To all of my Mississippi friends, YOU'RE IN LUCK because European Wax Center is HERE!! Located in the beautiful D'Iberville Promenade, European Wax Center is now accepting new guests!


Why EWC?

European Wax Center is all about revealing beautiful skin! This is your One-Stop -Shop for all things smooth! Their wax specialists are highly trained in full body waxing services that'll have you walking in and STRUTTING out!

Why Wax?

There are many benefits to waxing vs shaving:

Smoother Longer: It lasts longer than shaving because you're pulling hair from the roots

Little to No Irritation: Shaving can cause a lot of irritation, especially on sensitive skin

No Cuts or Nicks: Unlike shaving which could lead to scarring

No Razor Burn: Avoid razor burn all-together

Hair Grows Back Slower & Finer: Unlike shaving where the hair grows back immediately

Prevent Ingrown Hairs: EWC's Exclusive STRUT 365 line is all you need - "One pump a day will keep the bumps away!" 

 Welcome to European Wax Center D'Iberville!!!!

Welcome to European Wax Center D'Iberville!!!!

Interested in booking a Reservation?

Call us at (228) 207-4513

Or stop by and say: "HELLO!"

3920 Promenade Pkwy Suite I, D'Iberville, MS 39540

Have a GORGEOUS Day!



A Cup of Maximum Slim a Day Keeps the Fat Away!

Hey Chics!

If you're a coffee lover like me, then you'll LOVE this:

What if I told you that you could drink coffee, lose weight, and feel amazing all at the same time? Would you believe me?

Maximum Slim has Organic Green Coffee that does just that!

It's a blend of green coffee and natural herbal extracts that ignites the metabolism without any harsh side effects, detoxify your body in a safe natural way, and has long-lasting effects throughout the day. It helps control your appetite while giving you the energy to get through the day!

My first impression of this coffee was very good! It gives me this burst of energy that I normally would not have. I immediately went went to the gym after eating a light breakfast and ran a mile or so! It also controlled my appetite all day to where I didn't over eat. The taste doesn't taste like gross black coffee. It's actually kind of sweet, which is a plus! Overall, I enjoy drinking this coffee!

How to Take it:

1. Take on an empty stomach

2. Add to 8oz of hot water or milk

3. Stir in one packet

4. Wait 20 minutes before eating breakfast

If you're interested in trying out Maximum Slim Click Here!

Also get 20% OFF your next order using my code 'martika20' at checkout!



Monetizing Your Blog: For Beginners

Hey Chicsters!

  1. Do you have a blog?
  2. Do you want to start monetizing your blog?
  3. Do you know the BEST way to start monetizing your blog?

If your answer is "Yes" to #1 and #2 and "No" to #3, I'm here to help!

Have you invested your time, money, blood, sweat, and tears into your blog? Have you woken up before telling yourself: "I should get paid for this!" then you're in the right place for monetizing your blog! The #1 question that stops most people dead in their tracks is "HOW?"

I'm sure everyone at some point in their blogging career has searched: "How to make money blogging" or "How to monetize my blog."  Let me guess: You've gotten tons of content, but none of the answers you seek. Trust me, I have been there and done that. I even spent countless hours on Pinterest looking for ways to monetize. I'm not going to lie: It takes countless days of research to gather some information, and the rest is trial and error. Don't worry: I'm going to save you a lot of hours and heartache.

Remember when I said that the #1 question that stops most people dead in their tracks is "How?" Well, I'll tell you how:

Affiliate Marketing

Now I'm sure for those of you who've never heard of it are thinking: "Whaaaaaat!?" And for those of you who have, I'm sure you have seen this before on other blogs that left out some KEY information that would have lead you down the right path. A major detail that most blogs leave out about affiliate marketing is "Your Following." They give you a list of companies that they know will not take the time to accept you because your following on your blog and social media platforms are not high enough to meet their requirements. (We're talking tens of thousands). If you're already at that point, GREAT! If you're not, don't worry because you WILL get there!

With all of that said, I do have great news: There are companies out there who are willing to work newer and smaller blogs! YAAAAYY!!!! I have made a downloadable list ready and available to you RIGHT NOW that will get you on the right track to monetizing your blog TODAY:

Now that you have a few companies to work with, it's time to start MAKING MONEY!!!! These companies will give you the tools you need to create quality ads and content for your blog. I hope this article is a helpful jump start to monetizing your blog. It's time we bloggers help and uplift each other!

What do you think about monetizing your blog? Do you have any monetizing tips you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below!!

Happy Blogging!



Fitwirr Resistance Band Review

Hey Chicsters!

Have you seen my Fitwirr Resistance Band Review!? If not, you totally should check it out!


These resistance bands are so sturdy! I was so scared about putting the door grips between my door hinges, but it was very sturdy and didn't budge (which is Great)! I'm getting a lot of great workouts  at home that I wouldn't be able to get otherwise unless I go to the gym. If you're looking for new ways to workout and tone your body, resistance bands are the way to go!

What is your favorite workout equipment and exercise routine? Let us know in the comments below!





"Tired as a Mother" Wine Glass by KimHearts | Review

I came across this wine glass and thought it was the most fascinating thing! My first thoughts were: "GLITTER on a WINE GLASS!?!? There's no way!" I HAD to try this out for myself. I contacted Kim, the owner of KimHearts, and she sent me this beautiful wine glass in return for my honest review. So let's get to it, shall we?!

First Impression

First off, I love that the owner has a great personality and is an entrepreneur! She is loving wife and a mother of two! She works very hard making these "Shiny Things." She specializes in custom glasses like this one.


This one is particular has the saying: "Tired as a Mother" referring to a tired mommy needing her glass of wine after a long day with the kids, which is true! It's not easy being a mother (Trust me, I was not an easy child to raise, so thank you Mommy for putting up with my Sh*t)!! Obviously, being me, I originally thought it meant "Tired as a Mother F*****." That would be me though. Same thing. ANYWAYS...

I am in awe with how shiny it is... I mean, GLITTER!! Who doesn't like glitter? (If you don't UNSUBSCRIBE NOW). I am so glad Kim put a disclaimer to ONLY hand wash this thing because I would have totally thrown it in the dishwasher and destroyed it!

I do love that the glitter does not come off, which is KEY. Did I mention that you can get the glitter in different colors!?!? Yes. Yes, you can. I also thoroughly appreciate the fact that she customized it to me by putting my name on the back! I will always drink my wine out of this now. I shall call this my "Special Cup."


Final Thoughts

I really, really, really love this glass. It is cute, it has personality, and it is efficient. I recommend this wine glass if you're looking for something personalized that screams "YOU!" NOTE: These are handmade, so they will slightly vary. Also, it can take up to a week for shipping as they have to be made. So yeah, go CHECK IT OUT!! This particular wine glass can be found here. The link to her store can be found here

I hope you enjoyed this read as I enjoyed writing it while sipping from my "Special Cup." ;)



DIY - LED Fairy Lights Cat Ears Headband

Hey Chicsters!

I recently went to Forever 21 to pick up a few items. I found THIS lovely Rhinestone Cat Ears Headband and HAD to get it!! I also had to come home to finish a product review on Bright Touch's LED Fairy Lights. I soon realized after wondering about how should I use them in a review that I could totally wrap these around my headband! It sounded like a far-fetched idea, but I was very determined.

They actually turned out cute tho...

  LED Fairy Lights  without full 33 ft.

LED Fairy Lights without full 33 ft.

Now, that I know they work, here's a quick tutorial on how to make your own:

NOTE: I understand that these LED fairy lights can either come with a Battery Pack or USB, so you better have some Duracell, portable USB charger, or SOMETHING if you want these babies to shine bright ALL NIGHT.

1. Get some LED Fairy Lights.

I have these 33ft. LED Fairy Lights from Bright Touch (They are USB).

2. Get a Cat Ears Headband

I found mine at Forever 21.


3. Begin wrapping the wire starting at the edge of the headband, Applied desired thickness.

4. Make sure ears are fully covered.

5. Voila! NEW Cat Ears!!

What do you think about this DIY? What DIY's have you done with fairy lights?

Let us know in the comments below!!



8 Items for the Modern Home


The living room is one of the places where bonding happens. We sit back and relax, cuddle up and watch Netflix, and even play video games and sit on social media in this room!! It's the perfect place for family get-togethers and children. Let's make it a warm and welcoming place with these items:

Benton Vintage Solid Loomed Area Rug

It's the NEW Modern! This rug will bring your room to life with a pop of color! Although it says vintage, it has a very modern approach to it with it's pattern. This is perfectly paired with solid colored furniture, especially if they're neutral colors. This rug is currently ON SALE at Target!

Abstract Framed Embellished Canvas

Love privacy? Love modern decor? This 36" x 72" window film will be the perfect accessory for your room. Say "Goodbye" to shades and UV rays with this textured film at Target!

This 42" x 24" canvas by Threshold will be the eye-catcher in your living room! This screams "I have Culture and a Great Sense of Taste!" But really, it's a beautiful abstract piece of art for the abstract lover. It's subtle tone will blend right into your home décor. It's currently ON SALE at Target!

Cantilever BrassFloor Lamp

Every modern living room must have a modern lamp. This 60" lamp will fit perfectly in any living room. Slap an accent chair next to it, and you're good to go! This is currently ON SALE at Target!


It's true what they say: "A way to a man's heart is through his stomach." As we all know, the kitchen is the most important part of the house. It's where we eat, where we have the deepest conversations, and where we host guests. We literally have more human (and pet) interaction in the kitchen than any other place in the house, so it is very common for us to obsess over it. It's important that out kitchens scream "Happiness" and "Personality" to anyone that walks into it. Why not do that by adding these modern pieces to your collection:

Robert Gordon Indigo Brush Dinnerware Set 12-pc.

These plates make the perfect addition to any kitchen with their modern take on old favorites. These hand painted pieces show organic shapes with the classic blue and white contrast that is very inviting to the eye. You and your guests will love the sight of these artistic pieces complimenting your cuisine. It is quite the recipe for perfection! This set contains four dinner plates, four salad bowls, and four cereal bowls and is currently ON SALE at Target.

Oster Electric Wine Opener

Wine, Please!! Not everyone is a wine expert or a wine opening expert, and we don't always have that friend or significant other who was a server with fine dining experience to help us with our wining endeavors. So instead of rolling on the floor with that manual wine opener trying to pop that cork and ripping it to shreds, how about a little help from am electric wine opener? YES, we have electric ones now! Wine and Dine your guests with ease. No more mess! This is currently ON SALE at Target.

Holly & Martin Zephs Bar Cart

Don't have a place to hang for fancy glasses? No problem! This cart is perfect for storage and entertaining all at the same time! This cart is white with a hint of smokey gray, which will fit any color scheme. It's contemporary style will surely compliment your kitchen. It's currently ON SALE at Target!

Rush Seat Counter Stool

Have a kitchen island or nook? Make sure to add these simple, yet sleek bar stools to your collection! We can't have an island without stools, and these stools will compliment almost all kitchen decor. It's currently ON SALE at Target!

What items would like like to add to your home? Let us know in the comments below!!

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



Maximize Your Shopping Experience This Holiday Season by getting Cash Back with Ebates!

Needing some extra cash for this holiday season? There's nothing more rewarding than getting money back from your shopping sprees! Wanna know our shopping secret? Here's a great program that'll give you more bang for your buck!!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Ebates is a very cool program that pays you to shop online and in-store!! They offer up to 40% Cash Back on almost everything you buy, and collaborate with over 2,000+ stores with over 10,000+ coupons to stack for more savings!! Are you excited yet? You should be!! You can use it on your desktop and the mobile app for easy shopping!!

Steps to start your #CashBack journey:

  • Sign up at Ebates.com
  • Begin on Ebates's site and find your favorite stores you want to shop at
  • Earn Cash Back on your purchases
  • Get your Big Fat Check!!!!

Start saving today on purchases while getting cash back!! If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask us or check out the help section at Ebates.com!

What do you think about Ebates? Let us know what you think in the comments below!!





Easy DIY Glitter Initials!!

Here at PLC, we are constantly keeping up with the trends and latest DIY's! These glitter initials caught our eye, and we feel that these are the perfect additions to any room in your home! We decided to try it out and show you the outcome!


 Wooden Initial, Art Minds - Extra Fine Glitter, Craftsmart - Silver Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint, Krylon - Low Odor Spray Glue, 2" Paint Brush, 2" Roller Brush

Wooden Initial, Art Minds - Extra Fine Glitter, Craftsmart - Silver Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint, Krylon - Low Odor Spray Glue, 2" Paint Brush, 2" Roller Brush

We spent some time at the craft store finding the materials we needed to create the perfect glitter initial! Pinterest played a HUGE role in the shopping process, but there are many different ways to make them, so we chose this method! Here are the items listed above:

  • Wooden Initial
  • Art Minds - Extra Fine Glitter
  • Craftsmart - Silver Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Krylon - Low Odor Spray Glue
  • 2" Paint Brush
  • 2" Roller Brush


 Paint your initial!

Paint your initial!

Begin by using the acrylic pain and painting the wooden initial with even strokes until fully covered. Let dry for a few minutes, then repeat on the back side (Don't forget to paint the sides in & out)!!


 Spray glue, then sprinkle the glitter evenly!

Spray glue, then sprinkle the glitter evenly!

Once the paint has dried, begin spraying the glue in small sections and sprinkle the glitter evenly amongst the initial. Repeat on the back and the sides. This has to be the messiest process, so make sure to keep the glitter contained (and maybe wear gloves)!!


 You now have a perfect Glitter Initial!!

You now have a perfect Glitter Initial!!

After letting everything dry overnight, you should have the perfect Glitter Initial! Place it wherever you want and style it however you want! I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial!

What do you think about this DIY? Have you ever tried it? What's your favorite DIY project? Let us know in the comments below!!




Cook MORE, Fast Food LESS - Weekly Meals Made Easy!

Do you ever catch yourself spending way too much money on fast food every week? Have you made promises to spend less, but still spiral into the same spending routines? - I know I have.

I know as a college student who lives off-campus that it's incredibly hard to have the motivation to cook once you get home after a long gruesome day of classes and work, and the thought of Panda Express being just a 5 minute walk away from your class doesn't help your motivation either. Just remember that "It's only $7" turns into $7 a day, $35 a week, which ends with a WHOPPING $140 a month on Panda, or any other restaurant alone. - Double that for those who eat there twice a day!





You hear that?? That's your wallet crying...


So, how can we turn that frown upside down?

  • Food Planning.

So let's start by planning food. So what do you like to eat that can be consumed for a week without you getting tired of it? Find an entree, veggie, and another side to make your meals and buy a good portion of it (Make sure you're actually going to eat it and not let it go to waste).

  • Time to Cook -YES, Cook.

If you're too busy during the week, prep your food on the weekends to have ready for the upcoming week. (Remember, you do not have to be a master chef; just make simple meals).

  • Lunch containers. 

Depending on how much you like to carry, this is a very important factor!! I personally love my food to be organized and NOT touching. So, if you're OCD like me when it comes to food, I suggest 3-Compartment containers such as  NimNik Kitchenette. I personally love these containers and they have made lunch so much easier. 

I hope this could be of some help to anyone out there who's needing to put money up here and there, but is worrying about food. Just know that spending $7 on a pack of tortellini that will get you through a school week is a much better deal than $7 for one meal that you'll devour in the car before you even finish the ride home.

 So let's all try to cook more and fast food less.

Until Next Time...



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Gadget of the Month

Gadget of the Month goes to... My Reach Cables 10-foot Charging Cord!!

Trust me when I say: "This item was long overdue!" This cable comes in handy, especially since I'm living on the top bunk, and the outlet is near the floor. I can also move about freely around the room without any hassle as well. If you're looking for a cheap, durable cable, I'd recommend this one! 

AB Wheel - Inexpensive Workout

It's that time of year where we all want to get cut up for the summer! But how can we reach that goal of "BEACH BOD" without all of the crazy routines?

As a child, I'd watch my mom work out on this Ab wheel (single wheel), and she would do it every day! She was super dedicated to this thing. I then noticed a few weeks in that it was really making a difference. Now, years later, I've decided to give it a try!

What does the Ab Wheel do?

It primarily tones and strengthens core muscles - abdominal, obliques, and back. This wheel is normally for intermediate to advance fitness users, but there are modifications for beginners. There are a number of exercises that fit your ab strength.

How to use the Ab Wheel:

 Ab Wheel Roll-out Exercise Photo Credit: oxygenmag.com

Ab Wheel Roll-out Exercise Photo Credit: oxygenmag.com

Place your knees on the floor, put your legs together, and place the ab wheel about a foot from you.

Slowly roll the wheel forward keeping your arms straight as you roll forward until your chest almost touches the floor, then reverse the move and use your abs to pull yourself back to the start.

There are many other ways to use this wheel, but this is the simplest, yet effective exercise, especially for beginners.

Here's a new Ab Wheel that I just bought, and I love it! The dual wheel is a bit wider than most ab wheels, and it is very easy to navigate. PLUS it comes with a knee pad!


Happy Working Out!

Until Next Time...



Weekly VLOG

Here's my weekly Vlog! George and I are so proud of our new Christmas Tree! Since I'm always gone for school, we never really found the time to get one, so here it is! Also, if it wasn't for the manager, I would have snapped on that girl cause I was getting very aggravated, so excuse the language lol ♥

First Tattoo!

Follow me on my journey of getting a new tattoo: It's not quite what you would expect!

Doctor Visit!

So I went to the Dermatologist to get check out on what I thought were milia bumps, but I was wrong...

Check out my weekly vlog for more!

Forever Fused Fruit Infusion Water Bottle Review

This by, by far, has to be the cutest and most effective product I've seen when it comes to water bottles!

You start out by picking one in your favorite color!



Then, you unscrew the bottom and the infuser basket to add the fruit (I chose lemons)!

You then screw everything back together and add my water.

And shake it up!!!!


Interested? Check out Live Infinitely's Website HERE!

You can use any kind of fruit from strawberries to limes. ANYTHING! I really like this product and look forward to mixing up more flavors!

Speaking of mixing up flavors, here are some recipes from the company in case you want to try this bottle out yourself:

Green Tea+Mint+Lime:

Fat burning, Digestion, Relieves headaches, congestion, and refreshes breath


Immune system protection, Blood sugar regulation, Cardiovascular health, and digestion


Water weigh management, Appetite control, Relieves bloating, Hydration, and Digestion.

I was given this product complimentary in return for my honest review!

What do you think about this bottle?

Comment Below! 🔽

~The Results are In!!!!~

It's been a long 28 days, but it's finally here! After working hard with meal changes and more workouts, I see a difference from Day 1 of the My Bikini Bod challenge!

I can see those abs coming in! Honestly, I can say that this product really works and I highly recommend it! I shall continue this regimen.


 If you're interested, check out BIKINIBOD!



I received this product complimentary for my honest review.

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Stress Free Workout with MUV

Tired of headphone cords swinging around? Or maybe your phone keeps falling out of your pockets while running? Or maybe you have no pockets at all!?!? (Guilty)

I know I've had many of days where I was holding my phone in my hand for certain exercises such as squats or maneuvering cords around to do sit ups, push ups, etc. And how can you get anything done with weights!?

Well, I received MUV Pro Band Arm Band complimentary for my honest review, and honestly, it's been a great asset for my workouts!

It's a little big on my small arms, and takes some time getting used to, but once you get the feel of it, you'll forget the band is even there!

It has a big nonslip pocket for your phone with a plastic screen protector that allows you to continue touch screen, and it has a little pocket for your money, keys, etc! The MUV Pro Band is heavily paded for extra comfort, so you will not feel the items in these pockets. 

Overall, This one's a keeper for me, and I recommend it to anyone who's looking to make their workouts a little easier!

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