1. Pearl Bag | 2. Dior Lip Sugar Scrub | 3. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation - 520 Sue W | 4. Kate Spade New York Spade Stud Earrings | 5. Google Home Mini - Chalk | 6. MARC JACOBS Daisy Love Perfume | 7. FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick - Flamingo Acid | 8. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life by Denise Duffield-Thomas | 9. Summer Fridays - Jet Lag Mask | 10. Hermes Clic H White Metal Bracelets
Hey Guys,

Today I am sharing my favorite products of 2019. All of these products were on repeat all of last year. Without further adieu, let’s get started.

I have carried this bag to death! Especially during the spring and summer months. It just seems to complement most of my outfits well.


Of all the lip scrubs I have tried, this is truly my fave. I love it so much, I actually wear it as my regular ‘go-to’ lip-gloss.


This foundation is not new to the market by any means but I decided to give it a try in 2019 and I love it! It’s has been my main go to foundation all of last year.


I picked these up in February of last year and they have been my everyday earrings since


What would getting ready for the day without google be like? When I am getting ready I am constantly asking google the time, temperature and everything in between.


A beautiful sweet floral scent. It just smells so good!


Hands down favorite lip color of the year! For all my dark skin ladies, try it and thank me later. You won’t be disappointed.
ps. Did I mention you don’t need a lipliner?…….


I love this book, it’s an excellent motivational tool based on the "Law of Attraction” that focuses on money. I would recommend to anyone who is looking to make a financial change in their life.


This ultra-hydrating facial mask helps to moisturize dry, dull skin. This is one of my favorite masks to apply at night.


I bought this bracelet in 2017 but I rediscovered my love for it last year. I was never seen without it. 

Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

Hey Guys,

We are not only starting a new year, but a new decade; it’s almost unbelievable. I wanted to start off this blogging year by looking back at 2019, as it was definitely a hard one for me. 2019 took me on the roller coaster ride of a lifetime. I am not sure how I survived but I did, and I get to keep on fighting for my dreams. This is something I take so seriously as a lot of us don’t get that option.

So, follow me on this journey as I recap the year.

January was a wonderful month. My sister got married and I gained a bother-in-law in the process. They had been together for a decade prior, so I felt blessed to take part in and witness their beautiful nuptials. We started the year with love and I don’t think it could have been better.
In February Kelly and I hosted our Galantine’s event which turned out pretty great, if I may so
myself.



In March things took a turn for the worst. I had two deaths in my family, one of them being my cousin. She was only 28 years old and like a sister to me. I just saw her at my sister’s wedding; how on earth could this have happened?!........If I said I understood any aspect of death I would be lying. This left me shattered and, to this day, I am still trying to put myself back together. I pray for her Mother, Father and Sister because if I feel like this, I don’t think I can comprehend their pain.

I love you Sharane, RIP

It’s funny how life works. In April not only did I do a little traveling (read about it here and here), but my husband’s brother got married and I gained another sister :)



I started out the month of May with a little fun. I headed down to Miami to celebrate a friend of mine’s birthday. We had a great time and ate lots of food (check out my adventures here).


However, before I could even get home, the universe decided I was having a little too much fun. I left Miami and headed straight to the hospital where I was admitted for about a week. I have mentioned on here before that I have Sickle Cell Disease, which is hard enough to deal with day-to-day but being hospitalized for it is exceptionally terrifying. I have to deal with a lot of doctors and health care professionals that don’t know much about the disease (maybe because it is dubbed a “black person’s disease”) and, while being in bone-crushing pain, I have to try to educate provided they are not too smug to hear what I am saying.

This time was particularly interesting. I had security dispatched to my room; Why? I am not sure, but I am going to assume it was because I was screaming out in pain and, instead of helping, I guess they wanted me removed from the area. My husband and mother were both livid as no one was attending to me even though we told the nurses exactly what to do to get the pain under control and make me more comfortable. I guess it was just easier to ignore me. What’s funny is, both of the security personnel that arrived were African-American. They decided they were just going to stand at the door and watch instead of removing us because they were familiar with how Sickle Cell Patients are treated (I think that speaks volumes). Let‘s just say I was traumatized by my emergency room visit.

Towards the end of May I got a much-needed weekend getaway. We visited family in Palm Beach, which helped me to take me mind off any health-related stress.


June was a slow month; I got some rest, which my body was extremely happy about. The only thing I got up to was decorating my friend’s son’s first birthday party. How do you think I did?



July and August, were also laid-back months. I mostly stayed home and worked on opening my online store called Sparq Boutique. The name came from my cousin’s Graphic Design website that was in development when she passed away. I plan to make her proud!


September was a dream month! Jason was awarded a Silver Achievement Medal for outstanding work by NASA, and then we went on our dream vacation to St.Lucia! (travel guide coming to the blog soon)




October to December just seemed to flow into each other.

I celebrated another year on this earth. Yaay me!


We went on a Royal Caribbean Cruise! (I will be reviewing their Key program in an upcoming post)



Jason and I Celebrated our Nine Year anniversary! I swear time flies. I can’t believe it will be ten years this year.



Took a quick trip to Miami for the Thanksgiving weekend.
The Christmas season came and went in the blink of an eye, but it is truly the most wonderful time of the year. All the stresses of the year seem to melt away with the lights and glitter.

Most Liked Instagram Photos of 2019


Looking back at 2019, I felt like it was all about dodging landmines while trying to plant a rose garden. There were several other low points of the year that I don’t wish to address in any details. All in all, I can only take all the experiences and learn from the good or bad. My hope for 2020 is that I can overcome the fears that I feel have kept me paralyzed in my life. I am wishing all my readers a blessed 2020!

Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

Hey Guys,

I can’t believe 2019 is almost over! I love the buzz of New Years Eve with all the embellished dresses, fancy cocktails and the thought of all the possible new opportunities the new year will bring. I mean, what’s not to love? With that said, here are some of the best embellished dresses I have come across.



Dress: Asos (similar here\here) | Bag: (similar here\here) | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar here\here)
How will you be ringing in the New Year? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, thanks for reading.
xoxo TianShanae

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Express | Jeans: Express | Top: Zara
Hey Guys, 

I can’t believe Christmas is next week! Where did the time go? I am TOTALLY not prepared, I have not bought one gift or even finalized my dinner menu yet. With that said, I have been looking at last minute gifts for the girls and guys in my life that also works great as stocking stuffers. Most of the items I am sharing today are about $50 so I hope that also helps you to nail down whoever is left on your list.



Until next time guys, thanks for reading.
xoxo TianShanae






Hey Guys,

Does anyone else have a color obsession right now? Or is it just me? As of late, I’ve been swooning over the color white. Especially in dresses! I’m finding that I now have to be talking myself out of not only wearing, but buying too many of these fabulous finds. Today I’ll share with you one of my absolute “faves” thus far. This angelic number is just that! I love the look, the feel, the vibe and it was the perfect fit to celebrate my birthday that had just passed. It’s chic and classy. This amazing number, may be dressed down or up based on preference. Given the occasion, I opted for a more dressed look, and this heeled sandal from Zara, was the perfect compliment.

Dress: Sparq Boutique | Shoes: Zara | Headband: Zara


Please share with me your favorite color or piece in fashion right now if you find yourself obsessing. 


Until next time guys, thanks for reading.
xoxo TianShanae









Hey Guys,

My husband and I booked our late summer vacation a couple months ago and now the time is quickly approaching. Every time I look at my instagram feed, somebody is talking about what items we need for Fall and I am just screaming in my head: ‘I AM NOT READY YET!!!!! I am still in a summer state of mind!’ LOL

Dress | Bag | Sandals
Now that that’s out of the way, today I’m going to share with you a few of the items I am planning on wearing while I am on vacation.

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Until next time guys, thanks for reading.
xoxo TianShanae

Hey Guys,

Today we are talking about the Cami and why it is considered a wardrobe essential. A camisole is one of those basic pieces, in any wardrobe, that really functions as a building-block piece. The combination of outfits you can get when mixing this piece with other elements in your wardrobe is basically endless. At this point in my life, I am just now wondering whhhyyyy did it take me so long to figure this out?!

Camisole | Jeans | Sandals | Earrings | Bracelet

I bought a black lace cami (similar here) a few years ago and that thing has been worn to death; not to mention it has been on every vacation with me. It’s the item I never leave home without when traveling. This is simply because, should something not fit right or I just need an extra outfit, this top will go with any bottom I have in my suitcase.
Recently, I decided to add two additional camisoles to my wardrobe; one in white and one in nude. These camisoles will be a great addition to my core wardrobe that I am currently in the process of 
building. :) 


As I find more great basic pieces, I will be sure to share them with you. 

Until next time guys, thanks for reading.
xoxo TianShanae
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