Category Archives: Must haves

Items and products that readers should consider purchasing


Ayanna left and me Jenifer, with the braids on the right

I decided to go back to my old stomping grounds, ATL, because I needed a quick and easy get away to relax, sleep and shop. When I returned to ATL I had no idea that I would have the best time there. I went with my besti Ayanna Little (yep her full government) and we totally enjoyed our short stay. Our Second day out was breakfast and one of the highlights of the trip. We at breakfast at this hidden gem of a dinner called Ria’s Blue Bird. We had the cutest waitress named Arieis (sorry if I butchered your name) and the food was amazing.



The best part of that day was when Ayanna said, “hey that guy looks like Ludacris.” I turned my head in the direction she was looking and said, “that is Ludacris.” I knew it was him because of his girlfriend Eudoxie, who happens to be an extremely beautiful person. They sat at the bar right next to us and I couldn’t contain myself on the inside, but on the outside you would have thought that I had everything together; calm, cool and collective. Ludacris stepped away for a moment, and I finally  worked up the nerve to ask Eudoxie if we could take a picture with her, she said of course and asked if we wanted to wait for Ludicris to come back to take a group pic. Little did she know, I really just wanted the picture of her and I. Sorry Ludacris I LOVE your girlfriend I think she’s an amazing person and I follow her on Instagram. Needless to say we all took a pic and enjoyed breakfast after.



When we were through with breakfast we went shopping and came across a couple of the best boutiques I’ve ever seen and we met the sweetest hat shop owner in the world, with the best hat store in Lenox Mall. I will give all the details in my next post.


IMG_20140406_135020I went out this weekend to an all white party, Charleston Wears White III, very sophisticated event. I wore an all white peplum dress by Guess. It was the Scuba and Mesh Mix Peplum Dress in True White. I accessorized with gold hoop earrings with long gold tassels that accented the earrings. My shoes were also white and they came from Guess as well.  I was prepared for my outfit , but I had absolutely no idea how I was going to do my makeup. Below are pictures and my first tutorial of my look.


First I started off playing with colors. I decided to do a pink lip because I love pink lips against my dark brown skin. All of these colors would have worked well because they’re in the cool color family opposed to the warmer color pinks. To make that statement simple, that means all the pinks that I selected complements my skin because they are in the blue family, not colors close to fire cracker red. Needless to say I was indecisive and I chose a totally different color then the swatches above.


I chose this color combo, Lorac frosted pink and Liquid Lip color by Mary Kay

After selecting my lip color I was more than satisfied with it . I paired it with a very soft smokey cat eye and a smile.


After everything was said and done I went out had a blast, (two party’s in one night) came home took the picture above and made my first makeup tutorial, With my cellie…at 2:30 am. Most people would go to bed. I’m a weirdo so I did a makeup tutorial instead. Enjoy ;-)


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What About Our Daughters listed Keep it Pretty Cosmetics as one of the must shops for Cyber Monday. What a wonderful treat to have as I arrived home and my little sissy told me that K.I.P was listed as one of the businesses to shop for Cyber Monday. Thank you soooo much for the support, PrettynPoppington and Keep it Pretty greatly appreciates you choosing our business to promote on your site. We promise that we will not stop until we reach our threshold of success and even then we will keep going.

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Here is a re-post from What About Our Daughters and a list of the online retailers you should further support

Capital City Mumbo Sauce The original wing sauce of Washington,

Interwoven Creations by Crystal - Interwoven Creations by Crystal offers hand-crafted crochet items for the entire family.

Brassfly Studio - An Eco Urban Experience, using all that is available, molding everything into beautiful pieces for you.

Miss Pinkie’s Seafood Macaroni and Cheese - Macaroni and cheese with seafood.

Q’s Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweets - Cakes, cupcakes and sweets.

Whoa that’s Bright - Colorful Gifts to get noticed.

Keep it Pretty Cosmetics - Keep It Pretty is a Specialty Cosmetic Line that provides designer eyelash enhancement pieces, vivid lip colors and graphic tee’s

Artfuladdie - Handmade leather journals

Nzingah-A Sankofa’s Child Jewelry Linew - Nzingah specializes in one of kind jewelry for males and females.

Q’s Cakes and Cupcakes - Cakes, cupcakes, pies, chocolate covered Oreos and other sweet treats.

KAI Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy and Wellness - all natural, artisan aromatherapy, bath and body products and massage services.

Suds Bar Soap and Essentials - We help you achieve healthy skin naturally with our artisan crafted soaps and body products.

wirequeenjewelry - wire wrapped jewelry, original art, and crochet wear.

Clutch Handbags - THE online source for clutch handbags!

Jamison Parker Designs - Stylish Handbags and accessories

JenSan Home and Body - At JenSan Home and Body we offer a wide selection of handmade organic soaps, soy candles with essential oils, organic body butters, organic body scrubs, scented pillar candles and more.

The BackLoop - Handmade accessories for you and your home

Zabba Designs - African Tops, dresses and jewelry

Valana Minerals - 100% Natural & Vegan Cosmetics Specializing in Diverse Shades

2chicdesigns handbags and accessories - Handmade purses, iphone cases, and infinity scarves for the chic woman

LeMahogany Illustrations - Fun, fashionable illustrations and collage art

A Holey Moley Lyfe - Handmade earrings that make a statement!

Improve Your Assets – 30 Days to a Better Booty - How to lift, tone and slenderize your glutes for the tight firm butt you’ve always wanted.

kencharbody - Natural and Organic Bath & Body

Skylark Spirit - Gemstone Jewelry to heal the mind, body, soul.

Pretty Jewelry Things Store - Vintage jewelry, largest collection of Monet Jewelry, Coreen Simpson, Givenchy, Dior and many more.

Alupa’s Attic - I offer an eclectic type of product such as collectibles, crafts, craft supplies, jewelery, nostalgia, bottles etc.

FlameProof - FlameProof is a safe, proven solution for preventing the spread of fire in your home.

Akhu Designs - Handmade home furnishings & fashion accessories made from African fabrics.

Northwest Scents Natural Black Hair Care - natural prodcuts for black and afro textured hair

Choosing Deceit: Shun-Ur Book I - ;Choosing Deceit: Shun-Ur Book I”, a novel, is a gripping work of fantasy fiction set in a mythical region that evokes landscapes similar to the Sahel, East Africa, Middle East, North America, Central Asia and South Asia, with multicultural characters that can be enjoyed by fantasy fiction readers of all backgrounds.

50BelowRack - 50 Below Rack sales fashionable finds for affordable rates

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Hey guys, I’ve been away for a while apologies, just don’t take me out of your favorite list just yet. While on the hunt for new beauty products, with an edge, I ran across a line called Keep it Pretty, accessorize with lashes and lips. They have vivid colored lipsticks in orange, purple, pink and red, along with multiple styles of designer eyelashes. I love this line.

Pink: Patent Leather Pink

Purple: Purple Scratch

Red: Patent Leather Red

Orange: A little Pumpkin, Pumpkin

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While on the search for fab, fab celebs, (two fab’s for style and beauty) I came across Amber Rose, Lola Monroe, Tae Hackerd, and Blac Chyna. These ladies all share a common similarity, they are what the hip hop world refers to as video vixens, and they are a few Bad…B!t$hes. They’er image represents everything Keep it Pretty.  So…if you were looking for a way to achieve their look, I urge you to visit this site and get what they’ve got.



While browsing a few blogs I ran across these unique  pair of Nike’s that has such a luxurious look and style to them. I’m loving the new look for the classic model sneaks. The quilted look gives the Nike Cortez such a grand lux style and vibe. I would certainly buy these. The quilted  Nike Cortez is a must have, in my book, right along with the classic leather joints too.


Classic Nike Cortez

The Nike Cortez has made its way into sneaker history becoming a mold that has stayed true to its classic build over the years. The Nike Cortez Nylon Premium QS “Quilt Pack” brings us three quilted styles of the Nike Cortez. Each shoe has tan leather Nike Swoosh and heel tab that completes the look on the three colorways: Squadron Blue, Cargo Khaki, and black. The “Quilt Pack” hasn’t received a statewide release date yet, but can be spotted over in Australia at Hype DC.

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K. Michelle is a Rebellious Soul at Power 99K. Michelle is a Rebellious Soul at Power 99

K. Michelle made her way to Bala Cynwyd, PA to promote her album “Rebellious Soul” (hits stores this week) Ms. K Michelle always looks amazing. Her hair was on point as usual, swag was certainly on deck, and her make up was flawless. For her interview with Power 99 she wore acid wash high waist distressed jeans, a black cropped top with cross details, 6-inch peep toe suede booties with a flourishing gold platform and a super cute black racing jacket that set of the entire outfit.

I have grown to love K. Michelle, and I know I’m not alone. Lets think and be real for a moment, she says what we all think and she does what we really want to do. K. Michelle reminds me of my crazy beautiful cousin that will get a little ratchet from time to time. I think the the TV watching world has grown to love her not to mention the girl has pipes, and she can SANG!!!

K. Michelle is a Rebellious Soul at Power 99



I have searched high and low for a lash boutique that can deliver beautiful false eyelashes and lash extensions. Keep it Pretty cosmetics is one of the few company’s that I have found that offers (PROFESSIONAL) eye lash extension services done by licensed estheticians. They offer lash strips and individuals. This company, Keep it Pretty, seems to know what they are doing when it comes to false eyelashes, eyelash extensions, and the lash game as a whole. Check out the slide show below. I don’t know about you, but after watching the video below I’m booking my appointment today.

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I love  leggings, do you love them as much as I do? If so great, because leggings are never going out of style, they have been hanging around for years now. Leggings have evolved into that staple piece that you have to have in your wardrobe.  With that being said I have put together a few of my most favorite leggings, they are super sexy and trend setting, not trendy because they will never go out of style. Check it out below.

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You can find these leggings on super sexy leggings.

How do you feel about print on print, top and bottom print, all print everything. I like it, but not on myself. Certain people wear print on print well. In the picture below Ciara is defiantly one of those people that can pull this look off right. She was spotted on the streets of New York City wearing a Rik Villa shirt and pant set. SUPER cute. This look is right from head to toe.


Forever 21 2013 Resort Collection has some affordable pieces that will help with achieving a similar look to Ciara’s outfit. Just add your own personal style in the mix and try it out, but make sure this is a look that you feel comfortable with. I personally would look like a box of playing cards, but the next person may be able to where it with so much swag, like CiCi.


Chrissy Lampkins in Forever 21 Resort Collection 2013


Forever 21 2013 Resort Collection


Chanel Iman working beautiful, literally and wearing a gorgeous pair of  Isabel Marant Carroll Elvis Heeled Sandals. I think I like the pair she has on better then the flats. I’m into sexy shoes and the high wedged heel version screams sexy. If i had 1035.00 to splurge with I would go for it. Would you?



Amanda Seyfried is featured in the August 2013 issue of ELLE wearing Givenchy boots. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring tricolor snakeskin and curved 100mm heel. They’re available online in yellow at L’Inde Le Palais. Source-Shoerazzi

Amanda is promoting her film Lovelace coming to theaters this August on the 9th. She posed on the cover of ELLE wearing an embroidered organza sweater and tulle gown by Givenchy with accessories by Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2013 wool knit hat, Jack Vartanian Desire double ring and Lana Jewelry Two-Tear earrings.



NARS Has launched their 2013 Fall collection. With super cute eye shadow colors that would look amazing with two styles in particular from the KIP, It Girl Eye Lash Collection.

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When I first saw the eye colors for NARS 2013 Fall Collection I immediately thought to myself, “these colors would go great with KIP Blue or Blond lash colors from the It Girl Collection.”  With the Blue “It Girl” KIP Lashes we have NARS’s  eye shadow color in Barvaria, a cool somewhat crystal ash-blue, to complement the look, I thought that NARS’s baby pink lip liner called Paimpol would be a wonderful accent to pop the entire look with a little bold matte action.

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Here we have NARS eyes shadow in Yamal paired with the Blond “It Girl” lashes, by KIP Cosmetics (Keep It Pretty) along with NARS’s Las Ramblas Larger Than Life Eyeliner. The soft brown eye shadow will put a bit of contrast in the mix of the two bright colors giving a very sexy yet vibrant look. The Blond “It Girl” lashes are truly on the blond side more than gold. Just a little truth to those of you that may like the golden tone a bit more.

All NARS Product Pictures were found on Temptalia




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China Glaze has hot new summer colors and KIP Cosmetics has hot new lashes two new beauty must haves for summer. If you’ve used China Glaze nail polish before you’ll know that the have quality, long lasting color, they’re just providing an array of colors to choose from this summer. I cant blame them because color is back in affect along with quirky hipster style and statement making pieces.

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Above we mentioned statement making pieces well if these beauties aren’t meant to make a statement I don’t know what will. This New Cosmetic company called KIP Cosmetics has the most amazing eye lashes I have ever seen. Can you say HOT!!! That’s what this post is all about, the hottest  beauty finds right. Well PrettynPoppington is the first to post KIP Cosmetics. These lashes are extremely wearable with the color and patterns offered, it adds a bit of character and flare to any neutral makeup look and is perfect for accessorizing. Check back for future post. I’m purchasing a few, taking pics and blogging all about it…


So a couple of nights ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, and I couldnt notice a pair of Harem Pants one of my friends were wearing. I kept analyzing them, trying to discover “who makes these pants? or atleast where could I get them?” What intrigued me the most was the fact that I was never into the Harem Pant trend for men, EVER, I admired how they looked on other people, but it wasnt for me. After doing research and pretty much IG Stalking my friend to notice he actually had a #Hashtag to where to find them. I late found myself up at 4am scrolling through a website by the name of What I admired the most about these clothes were that they were slim fit, a very nice silhouette for a guy, and lets face it, when your a skinny skinny guy, its really hard to find that perfect fit at times :)



TatteeBoy Clothes is a Philadelphia based online store that sells European and Eastern fashions and styles. Right now, we only sell men’s and unisex clothing but will be looking to expand to women and kids.James is the owner/CEO of the company. He does all the buying and selecting of the clothes from designers that is then put in the TatteeBoy Collection. They buy all of the clothing from various designers and manufacturers in Europe, Japan, Korea, and other fashion hot spots, then they put the collection together. Why should we buy TatteeBoy and not try and buy directly from manufacturers? Buying direct from manufacturers is not as easy as you may think. Most companies require memberships and a minimum for bulk orders. Plus many sites are in foreign languages and can be difficult to navigate. Then, there’s the aspect of trade scam sites and the risk of sending your money to Asia in hopes of getting back a viable product. The customer service reps usually speak broken English as well. To check out more of James Tate and his work, look him up on Facebook


I love the Knowles/Carter women, so when I was Saw Miss Solange doing her thing rocking this awesome summer getup, I had to share the fashion love.She was spotted rocking havana twists this past weekend as she hit the stage in Philly for the 6th Annual Roots picnic. While rocking mixed prints from one my favorite print designers “Boxing Kitten” and a bright red lip, she performed a few notable tracks from her past and present albums, including the fan-favorite “T.O.N.Y” off of her second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. The stylish singer was also spotted backstage playing with water guns with her son Juelz and her cousin Angie Beyince……(not Beyonce, but Beyince) :)




Source: Necole Bitchie