GIRL TIME: MOMMY DAUGHTER DATE

Our Special Time Together Is The Most Expensive Gift I Can Give My Daughter, London

The Christmas holiday break from school started on Friday, just a couple days before Christmas Day, which fell on a MONDAY! (it def. felt a little odd). Saturday morning London told me, while we were hanging out in the kitchen, that she wasn’t really feeling the holiday spirit like she usually does. As momma, that made my heart sink a bit. I immediately felt myself go into “FIX IT” mode. LOL… Moms you know that feeling! 🙂 With midterm exams leading right up to the holiday break this time, I totally got where she was coming from. The break usually gives the kids a few days or a week leading up to the actual Christmas Day. Most evenings were spent inside studying, instead of being out and about seeing the lights, shopping and feeling the holiday energy together as a family.

One quick switcharoo that I decided to quickly do after our talk, was to wrap the gifts and put them under the tree a couple days earlier than our tradition, which is while they’re sleeping the night before Christmas. We wrapped SOME gifts together and she tried to sneak a peek on the others. Her job with her older brother Arlington, was to crank up the reggae Christmas music while they organized the gifts under the tree. I did begin to see the holidays spirit on their faces which was awesome!

Another thing I realized that was missing from the holidays for her, was the one-on-one time that we usually spend together leading up to the big day – Jesus’ Birthday Celebration Dinner. 😉 Even though family was in town visiting, I knew this was time together that I wasn’t going to compromise or skip with London. So I started planning our mommy daughter date right away. Hence our awesome Mani Pedi Day at Sugarcoat Nail and Beauty Bar

Not only did we need that time together, I honestly needed that time for rejuvenation as well. After a full house of 30 guests over on Christmas, all of the dining decor, cooking and baking that goes into that, which starts days before AND my SWOLLEN ACHING FEET the next day… I was all in for that sugar scrub massage. LOL… ALL IN!!!!! 🙂 I asked Leslie who did my pedi to give me all she had, while she was doing my massage. We both cracked up because she knew exactly what I meant.

I didn’t want us to go to just a regular nail salon, especially since we haven’t visited one in years. YUP years, around 3 yrs to be exact. I’ve been doing London’s and my own nails and actually enjoying that as my me-time or mommy and me time. I wanted a salon that didn’t feel like an assembly line of feet. LMBO… I hoped for somewhere cute and intimate for us to hang out together and that’s exactly what Sugarcoat is. It’s about 45mins from home and was completely worth the drive. It’s definitely going to be my little get away treat spot. 😉

Happiest New Year Everyone!!

SHAYZON

LAUNCH OF THE CHICified girl INITIATIVE IN JAMAICA

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The CHICified girl Initiative Is A Sisterhood & A Movement!

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The CHICified girl Initiative was birthed from my heart. The motivation and empowerment of girls, young and old is imperative.

Who are you CHICified girl?  I am confident and driven by my dreams. I succeed because I am strong, determined, and full of heart.

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I migrated to the states from Jamaica when I was nine years old. (Not that long ago! lol…) 🙂 I had no idea that the CHICified girl Initiative was a part of my destiny. I remember very vividly, the feeling of amazement and the long drive from the airport. I looked out the window at the many lanes and roads going over our heads and wondered how in the world would I ever learn my way around in this HUGE place. I felt like a little ant! 🙂

 

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As time went on, I became so excited with all that I was seeing. I couldn’t wait to go back to Jamaica to share with all my friends about my experience and to tell them about this place that was made for giants. Well, my family and I made a life here in the states and I never lost my desire of wanting to go back and share all the exciting stories. My stories evolved over the years, into major experiences and life lessons. I developed a sense of urgency and obligation to share those lessons and to give back. Empowering girls and ladies with positive tools along with how I maneuvered the challenging paths I faced from youth to adulthood.

 

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I am so excited to say that a couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of accomplishing my dream!! Right back at home in Jamaica, where it all started for me. Launching The CHICified girl Initiative at Liberty Academy At The Priory with the same age group of girls that reflected the time in my life when I migrated, meant the world to me. CHICified girl is a sisterhood and a movement that will positively infect the world.

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Though we are in the early phase, I believe that the sky is the limit. Teaching little girls, teens, young adults and young ladies to value themselves highly, believe in their dreams, to set high goals, to be kind and honorable beings, to be positive and determined, to own their bodies and beauty and to care and uplift each other, not just in words but through actions, are lessons that can never be over taught and characteristics that will never fail them.

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I learned so much from the girls. The experience had made me even more determined to go forward. The heart of a little girl is so precious and impressionable and should be treated that way. Dreams do come true and I want them to know that and believe that.

 

I'm HERE and I'm BACK!!

MY BLOG LOVE!!!

I’ve been on hiatus for a couple of months ONLY because I needed to focus on the final planning of our 14th Anniversary RE-DO-WAL (our dream wedding/renewal). I got to marry my Prince all over again!! ‘)

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I most definitely will share more photos and details once we receive them from the photographers. I’m hanging on by a string and trying to be patient as I nibble at my nails in great anticipation. lol…

Right now we’re living through the eyes and photos of our dearest friends and family that shared the day with us.

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 I’ve missed sharing my thoughts, tips and pics with you, BUT that’s being fixed right now! ‘) Another exciting thing that happened, was the launch of our

CHICified Facebook Page. (link)

It has been doing really well so far. Please check it out and press LIKE to enjoy our page and the great things happening! ‘)

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 Well, it’s CHICified Time…oops, I mean Summer Time!! ‘))

The perfect time and platform for Amazing Style, Incredible Deals and tons of

SHAYZON FAB FINDS!

YAY!!!

GLAMOROUS Style, FABULOUS Fashion & FLAWLESS Beauty

MOST BEAUTIFUL INDEED!!

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I remember the evening clearly, I was super excited and preparing “my cozy space” for my Annual Award Season Routine, the highly anticipated… Red Carpet PRE SHOWS!!!

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It was the Golden Globes and there was a brief moment that I stepped away from the TV (more than likely for some ice cream 😉 ) and upon returning, I was literally stopped in my tracks and my breath was taken by this incredibly stunning women on the screen. I had no idea who she was ( I don’t get out to the movies as regularly as I would like, so at this point I had not yet seen12 Years A Slave).

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 --  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Lupita Nyong’o arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 — (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)

I called out to my hubby, “WHO IS THAT??? NOW SHE’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF CHICified!” She was radiating through my screen, I felt my eyes immediately zoom in to her piercing eyes, her gorgeous smile and lips, her incredible bone structure and her flawless skin.

Jan. 13, 2014 - Los Angeles, USA, USA - Lupita Nyong'o attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aka Golden Globes at Hotel Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, USA, on 12 January 2014. Photo: Hubert Boesl (Credit Image: � Hubert Boesl/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jan. 13, 2014 – Los Angeles, USA, USA – Lupita Nyong’o attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aka Golden Globes at Hotel Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, USA, on 12 January 2014. Photo: Hubert Boesl (Credit Image: � Hubert Boesl/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

There are many attractive people in the world, but ever so often there is one that is extraordinarily striking and captivating.

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Lupita’s effortless presence and ability to make every garment that she wears look like perfection, is and has been quite the treat for a fashion and beauty obsessed girl like me. ‘)

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Immaculately paired with her beauty are the vibrant and most sartorial garments brilliantly selected by her stylist Micaela Erlanger.  Topping it all off, is Lupita’s humility, humor, grace and willingness to become transparent for the world to see.

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Lupita’s sincere reveal of the moments in her life when she felt “unbeautiful”, when she was faced with uncertainties and insecurities, dreams and wonders, along with her smarts, tenacity, talent and grace, has formulated an inspirational and powerful gift that she now charmingly passes on to millions.

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I always take such pleasure in the stories of journeys, dreams achieved, awards received and hopes believed.

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It’s more than just the clothes, makeup, and material things, it’s the dreams as reality, goals rightly achieved, confidence to try, determination to be and moment of arrival that makes life rich and beautiful.

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CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL!!

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You are MOST BEAUTIFUL INDEED!

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 LUPITA NYONG’O

 

 

 

WELL HELLOOOOO SPRING!!!! ')

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IT’S OFFICIALLY SPRING WHEN…..??? ‘)

What are some of the little things you do to celebrate the official arrival of SPRING??

Well, let me go first!

~ First, I chant:  “mmmmm….SPRIIIING… I welcome you with smooooth shaved legs, painted toes, exposed arms and a smile fit for bright pink gloss and sunniiiies!!! mmmmm….” LOL…😉

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~ Second: I just love cracking my window super early in the morning before I get up and listening to the birds while that energizing, crisp, fresh air creeps in.

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~ Third: When I can pack away sweaters and most of my vast array of jeans that have faithfully assisted my ensembles for the past 6 months; AND actually break out a RAZOR for a proper and thorough LEG SHAVING…….???

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OH YES DARLING, RING THE ALARM……IT’S SPRING!!!! 🙂

~ Fourth: It’s truly official when I can relieve these poor little toes from the torture and confinement of panty hose, lined tights, sock upon sock and boots.

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 Note: Those were all being worn at the same time most days!  

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 ~ Finally: One of the most exciting for me, is taking my princess for our FIRST SPRING PEDI!!!!

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I would love to hear some of your Spring Rituals! 

Before I go, I leave you with some SUPER important SHAYZON PEDI POINTS and REMINDERS.

* Have fun with your polish colors, there are NO RULES!!

* If you bump into a color you love while out shopping, take it with you to your next appointment.  Spas/salons don’t usually mind using your personal polishes.

I’m sure we’re all selective on wear we choose to lay our heads, well so should we be selective on wear we place our feet. 

* Remember to always wait at least 2 days after shaving your legs before going for a pedicure. Don’t stress about the stubbles or hairs you haven’t gotten around to YET! 😉

WHY? (Shaving creates micro openings/tears in the skin, making you susceptible to bacteria making its way into the legs. That can become a nightmare experience.)

* I know it feels good, BUT it’s best to keep your toes away from the jets, especially if they are on while soaking your feet.

WHY?  (Jets can harbor bacteria and fungus from prior clients and improper cleaning.)

* Be sure, especially on a busy day in the salon/spa, that they are properly sanitizing the foot baths between clients and/or before it’s your turn for relaxation. 😉

WHY? (Evenings, weekends, and days with mani/pedi specials, can become very hectic, leaving it challenging for the technicians to thoroughly sanitize the basins between clients. Let them know you don’t mind waiting a few extra mins for them to have a chance to properly prepare the basin for you.)

* Secret recommendations from the spas: “If possible, clients should go for morning appointments or Monday-Wednesday evening appointments.”

WHY? (Slower days and times allow you to receive the best pampering, thoroughly sanitized stations, a quieter environment and undivided attention on you.)

 HAPPY SPRING AND PRETTY FEET TO YOU HONEY BUNNY’S!  MUAH 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAILing the Holidays!

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The BIGGEST accessory that has taken over in droves??

A tiny little canvas fit for eclectic artistry and totally worthy of its very own runway….. it’s NAIL GLAM, all the way!!

Pretty-Nails-228x300Well the holidays and parties are fast approaching and the planning has begun. Clear indication that it’s also that time of year to envisage your H2T (head to toe), picture perfect ensemble that will be laudable of it’s very own grand entrance.

Our NAIL GLAM must be on point and the right color is everything!

Not to worry…Shayzon to the rescue!! ‘)

I’ve gathered a few top colors to keep in mind the next time you’re at the nail salon or picking up your perfect holiday polish/es.

Ever heard of Shade Shifters?

They are HOTT!

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OPI-Mariah-Carey-Holiday-2013-glitter-nail-polish-collection-1024x417All that glitters, definitely doesn’t have to be gold!!

A few color names to look for:

Cobalt Blue, Oxblood, Tangy Orange, Chartreuse and Glitter (in any color). ‘)


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