Valentines’ Day Giveaway

I’ve been talking about this giveaway for Valentine’s Day. Are you ready to learn what it is? Are should I say what they are. I have decided to do several giveaways during Valentine’s Day. That’s right. So now you have even more chances to win.

So here are the details. I will  hold three (3) Yup. you reading that right…. three giveaways. A morning, midday, and an evening drawing.

So here is the 411 on the morning give away.

Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Sweet & clean.

Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Sweet & clean.

 

Are you excited yet? Well you should be. Luxe is an outstanding brand and I am happy to be partnering with them again. If you missed it you can read my 3 part review here.

So here is how you enter. Go my post from last week announcing the giveaway and follow the directions and be sure to tell me why you should win. Simple enough huh? Okay now go enter!

Disclosure:Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me the items for this giveaway, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

Web Window Shopping: Natural Girls United

Thanksgiving is the green light for the Christmas/holiday shopping season to begin. As most people make their list and check it twice in hopes of finding that great holiday gift for the female in their life I would like to offer some friendly advice on a perfect gift that celebrates that HUE female in your life. One that truly gets to the heart of being a black girl/ woman. Let me introduce you to Natural Hair United. It is doll collection like none other.

Photo Credit/Screenshot: Natural Hair United website.

 Photo Credit/Screenshot: Natural Hair United website.

I came across Natural Girls United last year and I have been hitting to everyone that I know that if they wanted to get me a gift that I will love and display with pride all year long then they need to look no further than these amazing creations. I am a firm supporter of young girls (and boys) have toys that represent them. I am blessed that my Mom & Dad made it a point to provide me with dolls that looked like me. At it is for this reason I am madly in love with the dolls that Natural Girls United create. It is more than just a doll in my eyes. It is a way for young girls to see and understand that beauty comes in all shades, sizes and hair textures. These dolls make me want to cry and smile all at the same time because they offer a true celebration of black beauty.

 

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Web Window Shopping: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Welcome back beautiful hues! Yesterday I introduced you to Luxe by Mr. Bubble. It’s our first in our holiday beauty and gift edition.  Today I want to share you will the products that my team and I had the wonderful pleasure of testing. Let’s begin with OMG!  Like I hinted to yesterday everyone was excited to try these products, but what I found just as interesting as the products was than  was the reaction of other people that didn’t know members of the team was using a new product. Everyone received nice complements about how wonderful their skin looked and smelled. Below are just a few of the reactions from the team.

Bubbletini Bath Bombs:  “Just what I needed…I felt like the bath bombs just bombed away my bad day.”

Shine On Lip Balm: “It’s easy to carry and easy to use.”

All Buttered Up Butter: “People keep telling me my skin has a glow and I love it hearing that!”

One of the things that I look for in our Web  Window Shopping series is a product that grabs my eye. The colorful pink, teal/green, and peach colors gently remind you of warmer days while offering you a reason to soak of the cozy feeling of the season. The other top factor in picking a brand for Web Window Shopping is of course the ease of getting the product. You can find the limited edition of  Luxe products by Mr. Bubble exclusively at Target. You can also find additional products at Ulta or on their website.

Be sure to check by for the Sunday Style edition to learn how you can experience these products in our first of the season holiday giveaway.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

Web Window Shopping: The Empire Inspired Collection at Torrid

Let me just tell you that I am madly in love with the The Empire Inspired Collection at Torrid

 

 

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-3-32-07-pmWhen I stumbled upon the collection I was so happy to see that a company celebrating curvy women with all the glam and style they deserve. Empire has to be one of the most talked about shows on television since its Fall 2016 return and for good cause.  Even if you don’t watch the show (which will probably baffle many) the inner fashionista in you will find it hard to deny picking up a piece or two….let’s be real…it will be hard not to shop the  entire collection. This  inspired collection truly embraces the leading ladies of the show and their power. Kudos Torrid job well done!

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Web Window Shopping: The #BUYBLACK365 Beginners Guide: Retail Edition

 

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Believe it or not the holidays are just around the corner. During the holiday season many people flock to large major retailers in the middle of the night to get the deal of the century from stores that move people in and out like cattle with little to no service. Over the last few years I have heard people speak of wanting to support black business owners but have not idea of where to start (especially if you don’t live in a large city). The purpose of Web Window Shopping Wednesday is to point you in the direction of black owned business and brands as well as companies that embrace diverse images of style and beauty.

Today’s feature has something wonderful to offer all you beautiful hues that want to #buyblack for the holiday season and beyond. Today Soul Reflectionz will be giving all the subscribers of their website a free copy of  BEGINNERS GUIDE: RETAIL EDITION. Not a subscriber? No worries. Just head over to their website by 6:00 PM today (Oct.19th) to receive your free shopping guide. You can also follow them on their social media pages listed below.

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Web Window Shopping: 2 Pink Peas

It’s the return of  Web Window Shopping! I am excited to share with you an American eco-friendly  company from the beautiful state of Virginia.

2 Pink Peas is an American Eco Friendly accessories company located in Virginia

2 Pink Peas is an American Eco Friendly accessories company located in Virginia

 

2 Pink Peas was founded with the belief that timeless accessories could be  stylish, affordable, and safe for the environment. The company recently unveiled  their  colorful 2016 Fall collection proving that true style has no boundaries.

The Mayan Chocolate Envelope Clutch from New Florals collection embraces one of the biggest trends of the season with big bold floral patterns that can be used as creative statement piece or a new flirty fun twist on flower power making your wardrobe instantly colorfully chic.

The Mayan Chocolate Envelope Clutch from 2 Pink Peas.

The Mayan Chocolate Envelope Clutch from 2 Pink Peas

 2 Pink Peas uses a variety of styles and patterns for this  twelve piece collection while entirely using recycled cotton which  adds to the unique and fashion forwards designs.
The Blimey Limey Floral Wristle from 2 Pink Peas

The Blimey Limey Floral Wristle from 2 Pink Peas

The collection can be purchased exclusively from the 2 Pink Peas website or select retailers in the Virginia Beach area.
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A Stylish Hue is growing.

A Stylish Hue is growing.

Web Window Shopping: Hampton University

Since starting this blog every March I have added my own slice of style to March Madness and this year is no different…well maybe. You see each year I have put my own spin on stylish fashion for women who love college b-ball like myself.  A few years back the university that I earned my undergraduate degree from did what most said couldn’t be done. Virginia Commonwealth University went from the first four to the final four and along the way it felt like the entire world was doubting the RAMNATION (except for those of us that love VCU).  Well as the 2015 Madness begins I want to do something a little different with the reboot of my blog. I am still show a lot of love for my Rams, but I also want to show love to another Virginia school that I personally feel just isn’t getting enough love for their recent accomplishment of making it pass the first four.

I want to give a personal shout out to Pirates of Hampton University. If you’ve been on Twitter or turned on ESPN you will notice that HU doesn’t seem to be getting any love. What these young men have achieved so far is amazing and shouldn’t be “hated on” in my humble opinion. 

So far all you Hampton students, Alums, Parents, supporters, and for all of those who just love a good story of the “underdog” taking out the “big dog” here are some favorite items Hampton University.

Screenshot from Hampton University Website.

Screenshot from Hampton University Website.

Screenshot from Hampton University Website.

Screenshot from Hampton University Website.

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No matter the results of the game Hampton University you have my respect.

With love from me to HUE,

Make your list & check Instagram twice

It’s the last shopping Saturday before Christmas and while some of you may be all done with your holiday shopping some have yet to get started. Before you fight the mall traffic check your list and check instagram twice. Several small business have an are on istagram. One  of added benefits of shopping with a small business is the service. While it’s getting down to the wire for shipping items some companies maybe offering special deal for purchasing with them. One huge difference is the attention to detail and communication that you will get when dealing with a small business. So make your your holiday shopping list and check it twice you maybe able to miss the long lines.

Below is a list of small business IGers that we featured on instagram on Black Friday…and hey if can’t get want you want before Christmas you can always buys something great for yourself to start of the New Year!

@pervaciousboutique

@nubianluxuriesbrand

@ujamaabox

@kompanykay

@amazingbotanicals


@labellabodycare

@koilsbynature

@sdotbeautyproducts

@cocotique

@sole_fetish_

@oufancyphones

@gogirlboutique
@labellabodycare

@koilsbynature

@sdotbeautyproducts

@cocotique

@sole_fetish_

@oufancyphones

@gogirlboutique

@osodollishthebrand

@curlkit

@purgasmshop

@irockdopemusic

@artsyfartsybags

Web Window Shopping: Pervacious Boutique

 

I fell in love with the “Speedway” dress from Pervacious Boutique after seeing it in my Instagram timeline a few weeks back. Offered in two colors (red and lime). The lime dress grabbed my attention from first sight.

Image of Speedway

Screenshot from Pervacious Boutique.com taken by Sophia Styles

The online boutique caters to the petite and curvy fashionistas of the world and offers a diverse array of truly sexy clothes, shoes swimwear, and accessories.

What I truly love about the dress is that it is classy and sassy at the same time. The vibrant color combined with the bold white stripe down the center along with the black side paneling perfectly showcases the female form in such a way that a style maven can feel fashion forward, flirtatious, and  confidently modest all at the same time.

 

Web Window Shopping : Live in Fashion

Welcome to Web Window shopping Wednesday ~say that five times fast :0)

Web Window shopping is all about finding those fashion treasures online. I came across the feature of the day because they liked an picture I posted on my instagram page. ( yup, I check out the pages of those who like my images). I instantly gravitated to the gorgeous Jaguar post earrings on the Live in Fashion website because they make a fashion forward statement while remaining classy. They can easily be matched with a pair of jeans and classic white shirt to add a little flare to traditional weekend look or you can use them to adorn your little black dress when you are out on the town to unleash your inner sexy style.

With a new Spring collection on the way I am sure that you can find something to add to your wardrobe….but I must warn you I will fight you for that clear clutch bag on shown on their instagram page….True story.

With love from me to hue.

 

Shown above Jaguar Post Earrings Screenshot: By Sophia Styles from the Liveinfashion.com website

Shown above Jaguar Post Earrings
Screenshot: By Sophia Styles from the Liveinfashion.com website