This or That? Beauty Tag

Greetings Gods & Goddesses!

I found this really cool tag on NikkieTutorials and I thought that I’d share it with you guys.

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MAKEUP:
blush or bronzer – toughie…but BRONZER is more versatile (I love blush at the right times, though!)
lip gloss or lipstick – LIPSTICK
eye liner or mascara – EYE LINER
foundation or concealer – NEITHER (i’ve never used foundation & I only used concealer around my brows for a short stint)
neutral or color eye shadow – I use NEUTRAL more often for everyday, but I loovvve me some color!
pressed or loose eye shadows – PRESSED
brushes or sponges – BRUSHES (can’t go wrong with the precision of the right brush!)

NAILS:
OPI or china glaze – CHINA GLAZE
Long or short – LONG
Acrylic or natural – NATURAL
Brights or darks – BRIGHTS
Flower or no flower – FLOWER (or some form of design…on that index finger, or all the fingers!! )

BODY:
perfume or body splash – PERFUME (scents are better & last longer…especially when oil based)
lotion or body butter – BODY BUTTER (allll dayyy….*insert shameless plug for Goddess Body Mango Butter here* yummm)
body wash or soap – BODY WASH (unless it’s Black Soap)
lush or other bath company – right now its GODDESS BODY for my latest bathing supplies

HAIR:
curly or straight – CURLY (kinks allll day)
bun or ponytail – BUN (adds chic-atude in any situations)
bobby pins or butterfly clips – BOBBY PINS 
hair spray or gel – NEITHER
long or short – LONG
light or dark – DARK
side sweep bangs or full bangs – SIDE SWEPT (or my coveted middle part)
up or down – you know me, stay UP, highhh in the clouds ❤

RANDOM:
Rain or shine – SHINE (though I do miss the rain, living in LA 😦 )
Summer or winter – SUMMER
Fall or spring – SPRING
Chocolate or vanilla – VANILLA
East coast or west coast – WESSST COASSST (*sings* Cal-i-forn-i-A)

DopeChicStyle, HazelEyedBeauty, B.Younique, TheChicSavant, SageandClare, SownBrooklyn, TheStyleManifest….(and any other lovely spiiirits who want to participate…) …I DEEM THEE TAGGED!!! 😀

You are now officially commissioned to choose…”THIS or THAT?” ! Don’t forget to tag the blogger you got this from (me ^_^) and tag 7 other bloggers to pass it along to as well.

Namaste, folks!

Peace & Love

☮ A.T. ☮

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OOTD: Independent Soul

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë

Hello Spiiirits! I hope you had a marvelous 4th of July/4th of July Weekend. Though I’m not big on the America-centric holiday, I know I did. Nothing like a little celebration with friends &/or family to kick off the month right? Speaking of kicking off the month can you believe we have now entered the 7th month of 2014???  Summer is in full swing and we are more than halfway through the year! Crazy. But I couldn’t be more thankful.

At any rate, I wanted to share my 4th of July outfit with you lovely spiiirits!  Triiin & I were invited by our lovely friends Ash & Kwith to enjoy some backyard chillin’ & grillin’. We had the most delicious grilled veggies and grilled seafood (salmon, lobster, & shrimp to boot!). And the night was topped with a wicked fireworks show from an amazing view. Great day 🙂

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Crotchet Top: Thrifted, Burgundy Bandeau: Shasa, Skirt: F21, Scarf (for turban): Walmart, Pinstripe Sneakers: Target, Choker: Bombay Fashions, Pyramid Studs: F21, Crossbody Bag: A street vendor we call “Rasta Man” :), Mixed Metal Bracelet: Glitter, Rings (Snake Ring, Coral “crystal ball” Ring, & Earth Tone Oil Paint Ring): Gift + Beauty Supply, Cat-Eye Sunglasses: Santee Alley

The daytime was HOTTTTTTTTT, so I aimed to wear an outfit that could handle the heat, while being stylish & comfortable. No matter how hot in the day, LA tends to cool off substantially at night, so I brought along a yellow cardigan to keep me warm when it got cool out.

As you can see by some of the pictures, Triiin’s outfit was fab & killin’ it, also! If you want details to Triiin’s outfit, just let me know in the comments below! Also…we sell cute custom crops like the one she is wearing at FreeSpiiirit. Email for inquiries.

{Photo Cred: Triiinity Tafari & Kwithy Kat}

☮XOXO A.T.☮

OOTN: Dancing Under Disco Lights

Hello Lovely Spiiirits!

This past Thursday night Triiin & I went out dancing with our friend Kwith. We went to a spot called Footsies that was full of good music & good vibes. Here are a couple shots from the night as well as what I was wearing. I couldn’t take any good outfit shots until after so excuse the deteriorating condition of my chunky braidout, lol.

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Dress: F21, Shirt (tied around waist): Taxi Taxi, Thigh High Socks: F21, Combat Boots: Payless, Feather Earrings: Gift, Peacock Necklace: Amazon, Rings(Elephant, Triangle Pinky Ring, & Porcupine…not pictured): F21 + Beauty Supply Stores

If you guys want to know the details of Triiin’s outfit, just let me know!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

Menswear Mondays: Paul Fredrick Summer 2014 Collection

Greetings all my sharrrp gentlemen out there! (*southern belle accent*)

Yes I’m talking to you, you stone cold playa.

Now you know a man in the right suit & tie ensemble, can take over the world! And with the recent launch of their Summer 2014 Collection, Paul Fredrick will help you do just that.

Paul Fredrick is a menswear brand started 25 years ago, originally specializing in dress shirts. Dedicated to providing high quality, the brand designs, manufactures, and directly distributes all of the items in its collections. This new collection features lightweight seer sucker suits, fashion dress shirts, and unique ties that host amazing debonair style with right-on-time colors and patterns for this Summer season.

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My favorite aspect of the new collection? Their stylish ties. I feel like the right tie takes a good suit to the next level of awesome. Here are my top 3 faves. Check out these amazing patterns & color combos!

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However, true to their original specialization in dress shirts, Paul Fredrick stocks up to 89 unique combinations of sleeve, collar and fit options in a single dress shirt style, alone. Talk about tailoring to your preferences!

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Check out Paul Fredrick’s new Summer Collection ASAP and see what they might have to fit your sleek, stylish, summer suit needs.

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

Trendspotting Tuesdays: Mermaid Mane

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As the warmer seasons of the year kick into full swing, fashion begins to reflect the seasonal shift in the myriad of colors that make themselves visible in trends & style.

Now as we have already noticed, neon-pastels (seems like an oxymoron, but oddly enough it’s not..lol) have made a heavy appearance in the Spring/Summer 2014 trendscape. This color trend has permeated everything, from nail polish, to accessories, to lipstick you name it. Hair, is no exception. This new obsession with neon-pastels has brought on a the mass desire for mermaid hair!

No matter what race, color, or creed, hair texture, or style, many are dying their hair beautiful bright pastel colors like coral, seafoam green, teal, and lavender.

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Some opt for ombre, doing darkest shade to lightest shade (roots to end). Others distinctly highlight their strands a brilliant trifecta of neon-pastel shades. And some opt for all over, one color, neon-pastel strands. No matter the method, the result is quite vibrant & very reminiscent of the our images of sexy mer-people. And I love it!

I don’t have the balls to dye my entire head of hair (for the hair health issues color poses), but I do plan to dye Delilah (my loc) purple on the tip one of these days. Does that count…?? Haha.

What do you guys think of the trend? Would you die your hair in this mermaid fashion?

Let me know!

Until Next Time…

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

Trendspotting Tuesdays: Orange Lipstick + Finding Your Shade

Orange lipstick is hot, Hot, HOT for the summer.

Check out a couple of celebs that have taken to rocking the trendy color…

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Now orange is a color that can easily look tacky and loud if done incorrectly. However, it can look great on any skin tone, if you pick the right shade for you.

A Couple Tips on Finding the Correct Shade

Light Skin: Choose a very true-to-orange shade, it’ll pop against your bright skin
Medium Skin: Choose an orange with golden undertones, it’ll accentuate your skin and give it warmth without bronzer
Dark Skin: Choose darker oranges with more brown to brick undertones, it will be less harsh on your tone while giving you the poppy look you desire

For all shades: Always opt for liner whenever possible, its the secret to long-lasting and defined lips in any lipshade. (You can buy a beauty supply lipstick and make it look like a million bucks with liner, Trust Me.) Also if you can’t find your exact shade in the stores, don’t be afraid to mix colors and liners until you do!

The right orange lip gives you a fun look and a warm summer glow. And with these tips & tricks in your arsenal there is no need to fear getting it wrong. Go forth & get funky in orange!

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

TheFashionerrd’s Very Own : Free Spiiirit Clothing Co.

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Free Spiiirit Clothing Co. was began by two women, myself (Jasmine A. Brown) and Philichell Pewitt-Hemphill. Here is our story….

Once upon a time I wanted a clothing line. Most of my life I knew I wanted to be involved in fashion in some sort of way, but I also wanted to help people. Around April of 2012, I decided I was going to go for it. I didn’t know exactly how it was going to happen or what the line would embody but I knew it was going to happen. Philichell and I began to get closer as friends over this time and I began to notice that she was a wondrous creative mind, with skills in crafts and DIY. I asked her to come on board and help me with the project. Time passes and Philichell comes upon this video series called TheSpiritScience on YouTube. She passed it along to me to watch as well. Watching this series changed our lives for the better and we began to adopt many of the ideologies that were purposed in the videos. Once enlightened, we wanted to enlighten others as much as possible. “Other people need to know about this stuff!” we said. And we began to think of ways we could spread the message. It came to us, to combine the clothing line and our newfound lifestyle as a way to express ourselves and enlighten the masses. Thus, we formed an equal partnership and Free Spiiirit was formed.

As with any business, teamwork makes the dream work and we needed a team to keep pushing this dream forward. We very carefully selected the best, brightest, most talented and fashionable people in our area. In support of the idea our friends decided to come together with us to form a team…the Free Spiiirit Tribe. We honed their specific talents to fit in the places that would benefit our growth most. Together….we will bring up the world, one vibration at a time.

The Free Spiiirit Tribe

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The clothing line consists of a couple different elements: Vintage, FS Designs, Customization, & Hand-Stitched Designs. We offer men and women’s clothing in all categories. The Vintage Collection consists of hand-picked one of a kind pieces. FS Designs consist of designs we conceptualize to be put on to shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pins, etc. Customization is a section reserved for anything you want us to customize. Generally jean items fall under this category. Contact us for inquiries and we will have a consultation to discuss price and possibilities. Customization services are only provided in the Huntsville, TX area at this time. Lastly, our hand-stitched designs have not yet made their debut, however they are coming very soon. Here are a couple pieces…

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Dancing With the Aztecs Top $20

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“Truth Conquers All” Sweatshirt $27.30

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Wild Child Blazer $27.50

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Metamorphosis Sequin Top $27.50 

These are just a couple samples from the selection of items we have to offer. We have much more in store for March, so stay tuned!

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Check out our website HERE

Follow us Twitter @FreeSpiiirit

Like Us on Facebook

Check out our Tumblr

Experience Free Spiiirit Life

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We also have a Grand Opening Giveaway going on where one lucky winner will get a free “Truth Conquers All” Sweatshirt! Details can be found on the website. Enter soon! Winners will be selected March 1st.

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’