August 30, 2012

A Thrifted Dress - Remixed

Hello Beauties!

Let's keep it real for a second...  Who else is on a budget besides me?  Since I'm on a budget, I try to get the most out of clothing I do purchase.  Because of this, I often shop the clearance racks and take advantage of thrifting.  Today I chose to remix a dress I thrifted last year for only $3.50.  Did she say $3.50?!  Yes, I did!

I originally wore the dress in December with boots to make it winter appropriate, but today, I swapped out the boots for platform sandals and a belt to accentuate my waist.

August 28, 2012

My Birthday Weekend: Chicago Edition

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I celebrated my birthday over the weekend and finally had the opportunity to take my long-awaited trip to Chicago.  It was such a blessing to me to be able to do something completely new and fresh for my birthday this year.  My birthday weekend included two firsts...  Along with it being my first time in Chicago, it was also my first flight!

August 23, 2012

Cleopatra's Choice - Adovia Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask

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I recently spoke at a meetup where I mentioned the importance of using a face mask once a week.  Using a face mask once a week can help improve the appearance of skin because it digs deep to pull out dirt and impurities in the skin.  Because of the importance of face masks, I was intrigued when Cleopatra's Choice contacted me about trying out their Adovia Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask.  After falling in love with their Dead Sea Hand Cream, I was ready to see what the mud mask had in store.

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August 21, 2012

The Birthday Outfit

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With my birthday approaching Saturday, I spent a few days last week scouring the internet for an affordable, chic birthday outfit.  Ever since I saw this Simply Be romper, which looks nothing like the romper I ended up choosing, but I digress...  I had it fixated in my mind that a romper was what I wanted.  Why?  Well, rompers are fun and all inclusive.  I prefer one piece that I can throw on and be out the door.

With this in mind and the fact that I am traveling to Chicago, I thought a romper is the way to go.  After searching for a few days, I came back to this beautiful ASOS romper I saw online a few weeks ago.

August 19, 2012

FabEllis Birthday Celebration: The Peacock's Feather Giveaway [CLOSED]

Hello Beauties!

Thank you to so many of you who have entered the giveaways I have held to celebrate my birthday month.  August is so special to me and with the unexpected success FabEllis has received, I wanted to share some of the blessings with you.  I have one more giveaway for my birthday celebration.  If you know me, you know I love stunning statement necklaces so I figured why not end with another must-have statement necklace for this season.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize this stunning white and gold collar necklace from The Peacock's Feather.  I knew when I saw this necklace that it was a needed addition to my collection and now one of you will have the opportunity to rock it too!

August 15, 2012

Interview: Beauty Blogger & Makeup Artist Maryam of ! Maryam Maquillage !

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Many of you may not know this, but FabEllis originally began as a beauty blog.  Throughout the year, it has expanded to cover fashion and natural hair updates as well and even though it has expanded, I still have a special place in my heart for all things beauty and makeup related.  In fact, when it comes to beauty and makeup, one of my favorite bloggers always comes to mind.

My friend Maryam of ! Maryam Maquillage ! is an uberly talented makeup artist and beyond that one of the nicest bloggers I have ever encountered.  Since I am such a huge fan of her's, I wanted my readers to get to know her and find out more about her, her blog and makeup tips.  I recently interviewed Maryam.

August 13, 2012

Recap: Naturally For Your Glory SuperNatural Saturdays Meetup

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As many of you know from my last post, I had spent the past week gearing up for the Naturally For Your Glory SuperNatural Saturdays Meetup in Concord, NC.  The event was great and was filled with great fellowship, food and fun!

I traveled to Concord on Friday afternoon with my mom.  After getting checked into the hotel, I changed shoes and we headed to the founder of Naturally For Your Glory, Adrienne's, home for dinner.

Dinner Outfit

August 10, 2012

FabEllis Speaks?

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Many of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter have probably noticed me encouraging women to attend the Naturally For Your Glory Meetup this Saturday in Concord, NC.  I'm thoroughly looking forward to this event and if you didn't know, I will be speaking at this event.  "Huh? Me?"

This is my first speaking engagement so one of my concerns, along with being semi-nervous, was what to wear!  My style is always evolving, but two things I never stray from are basics and pops of color.  I decided to incorporate these two elements along with a print to create my first Polyvore outfit.

August 5, 2012

FabEllis Birthday Celebration: LA Lynn's Accessory Shoppe Giveaway [CLOSED]

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Many of you may not know, but August is a special month for me!  This is my birthday month!  I'm definitely one of those people who take birthdays very seriously because in actuality, it's a blessing to see another year.  I was always raised to celebrate birthdays and because of that, starting August 1, I begin the celebration.  This year I wanted to do things a bit different.  I am in the midst of celebrating; however, I wanted to celebrate with YOU too!

I figured why not celebrate by hosting a couple (yes, I said couple) of giveaways!  The first giveaway being held is for an item you all may have seen recently on my Instagram.  Last Monday, I posted this photo of a fun peplum top I scored from ASOS.  I received a lot of compliments on the necklace I was rocking, but little did you all know...

You can win one too!

August 4, 2012

Naturally For Your Glory's Super Natural Saturdays Meetup (8/11/12 - Concord, NC)

Hello Beauties!

I hope that you all are in the midst of enjoying your weekend!  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I am sure you have heard me promoting the Naturally For Your Glory Meetup taking place next Saturday, August 11th, in Corcord, NC.

August 2, 2012

Finickey Hair Products Review

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As many of you know, I have spent the majority of the summer with my hair in senegalese twists.  Taking the combination of needing a break from my hair and the high temperatures of the summer, I felt that this protective style was perfect for me.  After six weeks of wearing the twists, I took them out and I already knew what products to grab for.  I grabbed for the set of Finickey Products I won from For the Fabulous and Frugal's giveaway a few months back.  I couldn't wait to try the products and believe me, it was more than what I bargained for.

August 1, 2012

Top 5 Under $5

Hello Beauties!

If there is one thing you should know about me by now, it's that I believe you can be fabulous on any budget.  Throughout the past few weeks, I have shown looks from shopping my closet and thrifting adventures, but one aspect I have yet to cover is affordable makeup.  Believe it or not, there is quality makeup right in your local drugstore for less than $5!

Don't believe me?  Watch the video!

Thanks for watching, God bless & stay fabellis!