Hat Attack – OOTD 5

Hat: HatAttack – Cane Ranger Toast – White Fabric Band Makeup: RMS Beauty

This is by far the first time I have fell in love with a straw hat. I used to have a lot of hair so I didn’t experiment too much with hats. It seems to be easier with a bald head (lol).

I kept the outfit on the bronze side of the spectrum and included some silver jewelry and a pop of light baby blue around the waist.

A bold red lip and simmer eye shadow looks extremely sophisticated against a deep summer tan.

-Until Next Time,

Ashadah Austin

Crop & Skirt – OOTD 4

Its the first day of summer ! Lets start with something bright, fresh and new..

One of my favorite outfits with a different take on crops and skirts. Bringing out a very cool and collected summer vibe, showing off some skin and a hint of brightness at the same time !

Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Michael Kors, Bag: Dot Reeder.

Styling Tips: Summer Time

  1. When styling a black & white stripe skirt, use colors that will also brighten or enhance the skirt. (red, burgundy, orange, yellow, light blue, green)
  2. Use a solid color with no designs to add a chic element to your outfit, and experiment on accessories: Long earrings, gold, silver, gemstones, etc.
  3. Neutral bags are always your best choice when pairing it to a color combo. You don’t want the accessories to over power the outfit, but add an extra element to be cohesive altogether.
  4. Since its summer time, shoes of choice would be a cute flip-flop or neutral colored sandals (clear, nude, skin toned, or matching the accessory colors).

keep it simple, keep it cool

-Ashadah Austin

Until Next time! xoxo

How I Relax on Wednesdays

Always take the time and energy to restore yourself for the next day or new beginning. I find myself doing so, by dedicating a day to just chill, and melt away in my bathtub; that is how I relax on Wednesdays.

Why Take A Bath?

The benefits of taking a bath will alleviate stress, create endorphins, and transform your surroundings into a very relaxing vibe for your body. I recently took my first bath in almost 13 years about a month ago. I never felt so relaxed and gentle, plus the stress went away after feeling so much better about myself. It takes a lot of courage to just appreciate your body, your atmosphere, and to gather your thoughts.

Steps to taking a bath:

  1. Find a bathtub and run the water with some lushy and lavish bubbles!
  2. Decorate your tub atmosphere with candles, crystals, flowers, or anything that makes you feel super relaxed and good about yourself! (Even play some music to set the tone)
  3. Drop in some essential oils, flower pedals and bath bombs !

Things to do during a bath:

  1. Use a shower jelly, shower gel, or bar of soap to add some silky suds to your skin!
  2. Meditate! Take this time for your spirit to become aligned! This will also decrease stress level, especially with the crystals around.
  3. Read a book of your choice.
  4. Watch a Show that interests you.
  5. Do a Face, Hair, or Foot Mask.

I chose Wednesdays to relax the most out of the week because it gives me a quick breather before continue the rest of the week. A halfway break to the real break (the weekend). Hump day is the mark of half the week, so it is good to take a breath, relax, and enjoy the moment whenever you can.

My favorite part about taking a bath, especially with Lush products, is that it saves money on water (because it is not running down the drain like the shower), and I get to enjoy myself with only myself. I like using their products because they have fresh ingredients with essential oils. This company also fight against animal testing and donate to numerous charities! (vegan & vegetarian only products)

It is good to give yourself the chance to be alone with your mind and body to really appreciate what you have. You.

Below I have some quick easy videos of how I use the bubble bar and bath bomb in my bath tub!

How to use a Bubble Bar from Lush Cosmetics
How to use a Bath Bomb from Lush Cosmetics

Until Next Time xoxo

3 Reasons Why I Cut My Hair

I love my hair and trying out different style, but this was becoming exhausting and time consuming…


I started experimenting with haircuts during the summer of 2018. It felt so good to make a change in my look. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile now, you noticed that I had long hair for quite some time.

Soon enough, I began going to the barber shop to cut the back and sides of my head (since I was not ready to cut my entire head of hair yet) all summer. I would also style it with braids and twists to still have less emphasis on the cut.

Here are Some Reasons Why I cut Everything Off:

  1. I was bored with my hair.
  2. I tried every natural hair style compatible with my hair type.
  3. I needed a change; I felt too insecure and used my hair as a hiding place.

At some point, we all must appreciate ourselves and find beauty in every aspect. However, for myself, I felt very insecure about my forehead, my face, my head shape and struggled with this for a long time. I decided to chop everything off my head using a pair of scissors and two mirrors and felt SO GOOD after that.

After the cut, I noticed that I am more confident when I walk around and meet new people, I do not have to worry about how my hair looks all the time, and I find it easier to manage.

Snapchat (@voncore) Video: 2019 May

Until Next Time ❤