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The Versatile Blogger Award

My friend Quinn at VivalaQbee03 gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks!!!! Now I have to tell seven facts about myself and give the award to seven other bloggers. I’m giving this to all of you, but here are seven facts about me.

1. I rarely have free time to do anything else except blog and do school.

2. I love red velvet cupcakes!

red velvet cupcake

3. I also love Hello Kitty.

4. The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year.

5. I still haven’t given up the hope that one day I will learn how to sew even though I should probably give up that dream.

6. I am going to graduate with my MFA in Fashion Journalism next year. I speak it into existence.

7. I truly believe in making vision boards and so should you.

vision board

Friends…How Many of Us Have Them?

I was speaking to my sorority sister Quinn of VivalaQBee03 about how most of our friends have moved away after college, and how we can’t wait to move to the bright lights of the Big Apple. The conversation came about when we were trying to plan a little get together and came to the conclusion that this town is lacking and slacking in the best friend department.

It is okay though. We know that our friends are off doing great things. It just gets lonely sometimes. My best friend Karma is in Chicago braving the cold for a PH.D. I am so proud of her because she is studying the things that she has always been interested in. My other friend Ruhamah, who is a mutual friend of Quinn’s, is an hour away in Charlotte. Now we really can’t complain about this one because she is closer than most and there are tons of great shopping and eats in the Queen City, but we still wish she were closer.

As a matter of fact, this brings me to my next point. I am going to visit Ruhamah this weekend. We are going shopping, and I already know we are going to eat at our beloved Cheesecake Factory. I can’t to see her because I am bringing a present for her new big girl apartment. Ruhamah was just down here a few months ago getting her car fixed, and when she left, I had to get used to her being gone all over again. Even though this trip is going to be brief, I will take a day’s worth of time over not seeing her at all any day. Have you spoken to  your friend today, and no I’m not talking about on Facebook? Call up a friend or go for a visit.

Oh and this picture with the monkey and the bird was just too weird not to post! All photos from We Heart It.

How To Get the Perfect Fall Cheeks

This guest post is from Vivalaqbee03. Check out all of her Cheek Week Beauty posts here!

We all know that once the seasons change, so does our make up. Continuing to wear the same foundation, concealer, blush and various other products as you did in the summer doesn’t work. I love eye make up, but having the right type of blush brings life to anyone’s face. This week is going to be dedicated to cheeks so make sure you visit everyday to get the 411 on how to make your cheeks fabulous. This post is going to give you the key to having the perfect fall cheeks.

Perfect Fall Cheek Examples

Kim Kardashian

Gabrielle Union

Zoe Saldana

Hayden Panettiere

FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT: Drink water. In the winter the cold air can cause the skin to dry out and flake easily. The trick to having the perfect blush look in the winter is having a certain glow to your skin. If the skin is not properly taken care of, then there is not way to bring out the natural glow in your skin so drink up 🙂

— You want the skin to look glowing and warm. The following tips will help you achieve this look. Let me know which works for you.

Helpful Blush TIP :): Always tap excess off before you apply it to your face.

1. Bronze Up To It: One way to achieve this look is to apply a sheer shimmery bronzer to contour the cheeks (use shimmery bronzer with a very light hand). Use a kabuki brush or the brush that you use to apply your blush. Once you have the bronzer in place, slightly drag it up to the apples of the cheeks. You do not need to reapply bronzer for this step, just simply drag the bronzer to the apples of the cheeks. Next go into a warm color blush and apply it to the apples of the check. This will help you achieve Hayden’s look  in the picture above.

Example of a Warm Blush: Benefit’s Coralista

2. Round It Out: Another flattering way to bring color to your face in the fall is to focus on the bottoms of the apples of the cheeks. This look can be seen on Km Kardashian and Gabrielle Union above. Apply your blush lightly in apply letter U swipe. Apply a highlight the upper half of the apples of the cheek. This look is simple as 1 2 3.

Example of a highlighter: Urban Decay’s Urbanglow

3. Livin’ the High Life: The last technique I am going to talk about is bringing attention to the cheekbones. This technique is great for those with high cheekbones. You can see an example of this in Zoe Saldana’s picture above.Start by applying the blush to the apples of the cheeks and then sweep the color back towards the temples. Next place your choice of highlighter on the tip of your index finger and trace your cheekbone upward. This will give your face an instant lift.



Head to Vivalaqbee03 to read my other posts about cheeks this week! Make sure you comment and subscribe!

Monday: How to Get the Perfect Fall Cheeks

Tuesday: What the Cheek ?!?

Wednesday: Bring in the Cheek geek Squad !!!

Thursday: You’re s So Cheeky

Halloween Costumes For Everyone

Plus Size Halloween Costumes
Halloween costumes are fun, sexy, cute, and for everyone.  There are so many option and websites. Making this blog post made my head spin. If you are straight sized or plus sized , you will probably be able to find something you like. The possibilities are endless. I was able to find cute costumes from Halloween Express, Hips & Curves, Target, and Torrid. Be sure to check out Simon Doonan’s, Barney’s creative director, Halloween Costume collection for Target. I am not really the sexy costume type so I tend to wear safer costumes. I am thinking about being a sailor, but I’m not so sure. What are you going to be? Also check out Viva La Qbee’s Halloween makeup tips.
Halloween Costumes

Viva La Recessionista: Plato’s Closet 2

Hey Vivas! Here is my video about my experience at Plato’s Closet. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to ask me any questions in the comment area below. Check out my blog Viva La Qbee03 to get info on the Color 101 kits from E.L.F. that are available at Target stores everywhere now 🙂

Untitled from Quinn Brown on Vimeo.

Ha Ha at my surprised look 🙂

New Shoes Up At TFAS Shop!

Viva La Recessionista: Plato’s Closet

So I know that most of you have heard of Plato’s Closet or stores like it. For those of you that haven’t, I’m going to fill you in. Plato’s Closet is a store where you can take your gently used articles of clothing and get money back. I have been purchasing a lot of pieces for my wardrobe and I definitely need to make some room for my new pieces. The most logical thing I can do is to take the gently used items to Plato’s Closet. The stuff they cannot use, I will take to Goodwill. Never throw clothes away! Remember there are others that are less fortunate.

That leads me to next week’s video. I will document my process of picking out clothing to take to Plato’s Closet. I will also let you know how much money I received in exchange for my clothing. I will give a full and truthful experience review. If you are considering do something like this, next weeks video will be a big help to you. I have heard horror stories of going to stores like this, but I want to experience it for myself and take you on the ride along with me. To each its own I say.  Don’t forget to check back next week for my video. Soooo Excited.


– qbee03

TFAS is now mobile.

Viva la Makeover: TFAS Edition

Jai has given her blog a new and fabulous look, so I decided to give her one. Check out this video and Enjoy. To view pictures of the makeover, outtakes, and check out my blog’s new look visit Viva La Qbee03.

Thanks so much Quinn. I really loved my new look, especially hair. I never change my hair, but I think it is time to do that wavy beach hair thing more often.  What did you guys think?

Viva La Summer Trends !!!! (Special message at the end)

Viva La Summer Trends on Vimeo.

Don’t forget to post your suggestions on how you think I should do the Fat and Skinny’s (Jai’s) makeover 🙂

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OPI Shrek-tastic Mini Nail Set

Hey guys! It’s Quinn here, and this video is a little different from my previous videos. The video will display the different O.P.I nail colors in the Shrek-Tacular Mini Set that you can purchase from your local Ulta store. I absolutely love them. They are just as bold and bright as you see them in the package. My favorite color is What’s with the Cattitude? Check out the video and let me know which color you think you would like best.

*I purchased these nails myself. I did not receive them as a freebie for review.

Thanks Quinn for posting this awesome video!
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Another Viva La Qbee03 Beauty Video!

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Today’s video is great because it shows you how to get sun kissed skin without using self tanners and laying out in the sun. I hope you enjoy this video since summer is approaching.Thanks for the video Quinn. You can check out her blog here. Be sure to check out the other Viva La Qbee03 posts on this blog.


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Viva La Qbee is here to teach you a tip to convert pierced earrings into clip-ons before a night out on the town. This is great for those who don’t have pierced ears or who have elongated pierced lobes. Thanks Qbee 03!

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Introducing Beauty By Viva La Qbee03

Hello Everyone. Every week my friend and LS (sorority line sister) will be bringing you some hot skincare and makeup tips. She just started her blog called Viva La Qbee03! I am so proud of her because she has wanted to do this for some time, and now she is! YAY! Don’t forget to check out her blog and follow her blog and YouTube account. She has some great videos coming soon.

Skin care is sooo important. It is even more important during the summer months that are ahead. In the video I share with you my nightly facial routine as well as the 4 steps to healthy skin. One step that isn’t listed is DRINKING WATER! I know that everyone doesn’t love water, but your skin loves it. If you do not already try to drink some water daily, you should definitely start. You can start off by drinking the aquapods or small bottled water at first. I am not saying that you should just wake up one day and drink 8 glasses of water. It is a process and your skin will thank you for it. 🙂
Four Steps
Neutrogena Deep Clean Relaxing Nightly Scrub
Cetaphil Moisturizer
Neutrogena 45 SPF Sunblock
FCC: I bought all of these products myself. No one sent me these products to review.