Tag: Valentine’s Day

3 Ways to Guard Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day like many holidays, is one that you either love or hate. Whether you are single, taken, or married this season may stir up some not so pleasant feelings. Knowing this, I’ve decided this year to forsake outfit ideas and give you a three ways to guard your heart this Valentine’s Day.

Love on Yourself First

If you read this statement and felt awkward about it, then good. You’re exactly the kind of woman who needs to hear this. Coming from a Christian and a wife this may be am unpopular opinion but you come first! Now don’t get me wrong, God is the head of my life, but I’m automatically second. Think about it, how can I be a great sister, friend, daughter, spouse, mom, boss, etc if I’m always on empty? If you’re running on fumes, quit trying to be super woman and take a weekend getaway. Maybe spend Valentine’s Day at the spa alone for some me time. Then you can come back to those you love refreshed and renewed!

Just Say No

How often have you accepted a date, girls trip, or even brunch with Mom knowing you’d much rather spend the day curles up with a book and some tea? For some reason we feel it’s rude to turn down offers, eapecially from those we like or love. To confess that we’re saving up for a big purchase and extra spending isn’t in the budget, or that we don’t want to attend brunch with Aunties just to be grilled about why we’re still single is rare. This year do yourself a favor and speak up. Don’t accept a date with a guy you’re not even attracted to just because it’s free food. Don’t agree to that couples getaway if you’d rather it’s just you and hubby. It’s not rudeness, it’s maturity.

Stop Internet Stalking

Now this is a hard one whether you’re boo’d up or boo-less. We all have a tendency to scroll through social media during this holiday and take notice of our peers. We silently size each other up. Who has the most romantic boyfriend or husband? Who had the best Valentine’s slay? Who debuted their new beau? Which group of gals arw living their best lives on vacation? It seems totally harmless, right? Wrong. Eventually all this will do is make you discontent. You will begin to despise your season. Someone in a relationship will appear happier, you’ll envy another wife whose husband has deeper pockets, or you’ll break your budget for the gram. It’s not worth it girl, trust me.

Proverbs 4:23 tells us, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” This scripture is the basis of this post. Just a little friendly reminder for all of us to be content in whatever season we find ourselves. After all, tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, so enjoy your today!!

Dress//Boohoo , Boots//Go Jane , Wrap//Burlington

V-Day Gifts for Him under $50

Well folks, we’ve officially entered crunch time with less than one week until love day. Fortunately, I’m here to help you find just the right gift for your bae, bestie, dad, brother, or any other special man in your life. Here are my top 5 picks :

“1 Million” Paco Rabanne – This cologne has it all fom grapefruit, peppermint, leather, musk, and amber to name a few. Every note of this fragrance adds a new dimension of masculinity and blend in perfect harmony for a fresh, spicy experience. The gold bar bottle design screams wild west and pay tribute to Rabanne’s love of metallics.

Detroit Grooming Co. – For any member of the Beard Gang, Detroit Grooming Co. has just what you need to stay fresh to death without harming the environment. A company for the man with style, DGC produces an entire line of soaps, butters, beard oils, and shaving products. Products range from as low as $19 to $150 and are sure to wow your special guy.

Born Again Apparel – This Philadelphia based company was created for urban young men and women who have no problem representing the Kingdom of God. Streetstyle with a message, BAA is “not just a brand but a lifestyle“. The brain child of young entrepreneur Andre Willis this new clothing line is one to watch as his designs cater to believers of all ages.

Tile App – Thanks to the people at Tile finding lost items has never easier. This tiny is Bluetooth tracker and app helps you find everyday items in seconds. The Tile family consists of a small device for your keys and also one for your wallet. Log into the app and select the item missing, then double tap your tracker to locate your missing item. This is perfect for the tech guy on your list!

Passion Planner – Created in 2013 by Angelia Trinidad Passion Planner is not just another datebook for the man obsessed with organization, instead it ia a mini roadmap to creating the year (and life) you want! Complete with thought provoking questions to navigate each week of the year and a Passion Roadmap to help your guy set goals for himself, this is the gift that keeps on giving.

The Love Letters: Dear God

1 John 4:7-9 says:

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”

Your love for me is nothing short of death defying. Literally. You move heaven and earth for me. I am Daddy’s little girl and your thoughts for me are good and not evil. I must admit I still don’t understand exactly why you love me so fiercely. So completely. So unconditionally. This love, this amazing love is the air I breathe. What did I do to deserve this kind of love? Why are you so intent on staying committed to loving me when, at times it is unrequited? Surely someone else is more suitable. More worthy of such affection. You see, there are parts of me that bring me shame. Parts that threaten to discredit the woman you’ve always known me to be.

When I tell you this you insist on reminding me that you knew me before creation and how you long to be close to me. You are relentless in your pursuit of me. Though it sometimes makes me nervous, and I fear I will let you down, please don’t ever stop. Your love has changed me. It has made me brave and it has inspired me to love at all costs. Your love has been my armor and my mirror. When the lies of this world threaten my beauty, character, or my worth it is your love that reinforces who I am. My purpose is found in You and You alone. Father, your love for me has shown me what to expect from any man who desires my affection. It has raised the standard for all who claim to love me. Your love has also been the mirror of my character. Showing me the places that don’t quite look like your “selfie”. The parts that are rebellious and stubborn. Holiness is the fruit of loving you and it is your love that pushes me to forgive those who’ve hurt me and love my enemies. Your love is compassion. It is strength. It is the most transformative power I know.

Thank you for loving me. You are a good, good father, full of mercy and grace, justice and truth. I won’t run from it anymore but I will rest in it. I will stand up in it and allow it to remove all my fear. This is a relationship I will never regret. You are the lover of my soul. I am yours and you are mine.

Sincerely Yours,

Kira

 

V-Day Gifts for Her Under $50

We’re two weeks away from love day and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for mom, bestie, bae or sissy. From the socialite to the bookworm here are some gifts that will be sure to put a smile on her face.

Belle Marron Beauty – Cortney Love and Tyshia Ingram are the epitome of sisterhood. Besties, bloggers, and brown girl advocates these women have created an all natural skin care and beauty line for women of color. Their unique mineral foundation is divided into “tribes” based on the beautiful assortment that is brown skin. Foundation sets are just $30 & the Belle Box gift set is $50.

Halo by Angel – Actress, Host, Spokesperson, and Entrepreneur Angel Mobley has launched a fabulous new line of luxe lip products and hair extensions called Halo by Angel. Empowering women with the love of God through her unique brand of products Miss Mobley has nemed all of her lippies after arch angels. Featured here are Michael & Gabriel with sparle overlay. Lip paints & liquid lippies start at $15 with sparkles ($11) sold separately.

Samoe Watches – Sporty girls and Girly girls alike all love a great time piece and Ebags.com has some fashinable and affordable otpions for every woman on your list. This denim Samoe brand watch is perfect for the woman who’d rather wear tennis shoes over heels and at only $36 dollars it’s worth every penny.

Rebecca Minkoff Studs – For the dainty, demure young woman on your list a pair of ruby studs are the perfect valentine’s day gift to add to her collection. Now, before you yell about breaking the bank, these designer babies are lab created with sterling silver backing. Quality design and craftsmanship for only $38 dollars.

Lollia Perfume – I know what you’re thinking, “Perfume Kira, really? That’s so cliche”. Before you log off, hear me – no matter who you’re buying for a good bottle of perfume will be appreciated. Sporty, sophisticated, sultry, sexy, whimsical, fresh, etc… there are fragrances for everyone. This $50 Lollia fragrance has notes of vanilla, jasmine, and wood for a delightful scent light enough for daily use.

Date Night: Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Valerntine’s Day is less than two weeks away and if you’re in a relationship you’re probably hoping for a romantic evening; if you’re a like me, then you’re also excited for a reason to wear something glamorous. Thanks to Polyvore I’ve created three killer looks for your romantic evening that are nothing short of fabulous!Be Mine

Be Mine – This look features a classic collared shirt in a cropped length with a fun skater skirt. The over the knee boots add a wow factor to this slightly school girl outfit. By adding bold accessories this look instantly becomes more dramatic. Perfect for a romantic dinner and dancing!

Sweet Tart

 

Sweet Tart – This look embodies soft femininity and poise while being completely comfortable. The gorgeous off shoulder sweater and perfectly tailored trousers are a match made in heaven. The pastel pink hues are complimented with blush and gold in the chic accessories. Perfect for a horse and carriage ride or touring the sights of the city!

Valentine Vixen

 

Valentine Vixen – This final look is classically minimalist but always a winner for this holiday, a little red dress. This off shoulder bodycon dress makes a sultry statement all by itself. When paired with a gorgeous fur stole and black stilettos it adds sophistication. Glam accessories make this a knockout ensemble. Perfect for the opera or a trip to the theater! 

 


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