Tag Archives: Panama City

FOTD: Sand & Surf

2 Jun

¬†This face of the day is a tribute to my PCB getaway… ENJOY ūüôā

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower lid in gold & highlighted my tearducts with matte off white (both from WNW Vanity palette).  Then I applied orange e/s to my crease (Shany 120 palette), matte dark brown to my outer v & matte camel to my brow bone (also WNW Vanity palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashine with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in turquoise & topped that with a shimmery aqua colored eyeshadow for emphasis.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in Sparks in the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

I wanna go back…


Adventures in hairstyling… Giovanni’s Vacation

1 Jun

This is what my hair looked like at the start of our trip: soft, loose curls… left over from the last roller¬†set.

Then we spent the day at the beach & my soft curls morphed into a curly fro…

¬†We had plans to go out that night & my former look was basically destroyed, so I went into Macguyver mode. I took a shower sans shower cap, to let my hair soak up all the steam & maximize the volume. I pinned back my edges using bobby pins, then I¬†threw some makeup on my face… I was dressed & ready to go in less than an hour *GO SHAM!!!* My brother was completely flabbergasted ūüôā

We went to out for drinks at Tuscany Italian Bistro, located in Pier Park. It was fabulous & Craig is a magician behind the bar… I highly recommend!

Sunday morning I had to get my wig together for worship service. So I co-washed with Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner & rinsed. Then I detangled (using my beloved Tangle Teezer), added a little bit of conditioner & EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel & finger-coiled my entire head. I let it hair dry halfway, then blew it dry with a diffuser (low heat & low speed).


This is what it looked like…

Apparently someone told my hair we were on vacation & he¬†wanted a break from the norm as well… LOL! (YES… my hair is MALE in gender. I call him Giovanni. It’ll tell you about that some other time).¬†I’m digging this coiled-out, curly fro…

I smell a new staple style!

My beach adventure

31 May

My bags

My mom surveyed¬†my stuff that morning & asked me if I was moving to¬†Florida, LOL.¬†I packed 5 bags for 3 days… Why?! Well,¬†I have separate¬†bags for everything (makeup, hair stuff, beach stuff, etc.)…¬†that¬†& the fact that¬†I typically wear more than one outfit per day¬†when it’s 100¬į outside… Don’t you?¬†Anyway, I was both fresh & fabulous the entire weekend, thanks to my divadom.

Know who else loves a sale?!? MAMA!


She bought me this gorgeous beach bag from Shoe Station for just $17 (originally priced @ $35)! She’s the BEST!


To the beach…¬†

Me + Mom = too cool for skool

Espléndida, no?!

¬†The water was SO CLEAR…

a minnow trying to investigate my big toe... LOL

Have you been to Capt Jack’s Seafood Buffet?!? If not, you’re seriously missing out. It was a life-altering experience!


All you can eat crab legs… #WINNING!

I have NO IDEA what the rest of their food is like, I only ate crab legs, LOL!

some random ShamIamGlam fanatics recognized me at the beach, so I stopped by to take a pic... #ShamLuvsDaFans!

Panama City Beach is so beautiful this time of year. If you’re looking for a fun place to visit, I highly recommend it. It’s a really clean city, there’s lot’s of great places to eat, shop & play.¬†We really enjoyed ourselves ūüôā