Hair Food – Infused with Honey Apricot!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hair Food. The opinions and text are all mine.

I recently discovered Hair Food – I decided to end my evening last night with a good read and pampering myself and my new hair extensions to some extra love! I’m excited to share my review below and thank you Hair Food for partnering with me on this review.

Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Infused with Honey Apricot Fragrance is the set I decided try. My hair tends to need extra moisture with all the products and heat I have been using recently.

I’m such a product junkie so I’ve been super excited to give these a try. My hair was SO happy – always remember, we take care of our bodies and skin…don’t forget your hair! I also love how the Shampoo products are Sulfate, Silicone, Paraben and Mineral oil free! That is a huge check mark in my book and the way I take care of my hair and my extensions.

I always make my shower or bath experience all about pampering myself and taking time to relax – a good 20 mins of peace is always needed. I love how Hair Food is based around pampering and hydrating your hair!

Let’s dive into the Key Benefits of the Shampoo:

  • Uniquely infused with honey and apricot fragrance
  • Moisture Shampoo is designed for system use with the Moisture Conditioner. Use together for luxurious moisture and nourishment for healthy looking hair
  • Silicone Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Mineral Oil Free

Key benefits of the Conditioner:

  • Cleansing Conditioner Infused with Honey & Apricot Fragrance
  • Lightweight Cleanser that leaves hair smooth and soft
  • A conditioning recipe that gently smoothes the hair cuticle and helps protect hair against future damage
  • Paraben Free
  • Mineral Oil Free

The conditioner didn’t weigh my hair down — which I’m a fan of and personally NEED. I only use conditions half way down my hair to my ends. I don’t apply conditioner on my scalp, only shampoo!

For under $10 each, this is a great way to try a new product and give your hair the love it deserves. They also have some other great products in the line….a few I’m going to be trying in the future as well. Here are a few to keep your eye out for:

Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo Infused With Strawberry Ginger Fragrance

Hair Food Renew Shampoo Infused with Apple Berry Fragrance

Hair Food Volume Shampoo Infused With Kiwi Fragrance

Hair Food Gluten Free Color Care Shampoo Infused with Mandarin & Guava Fragrance

Hair Food Gluten Free Quench Shampoo Infused with Peach & Honey Fragrance

You can find Hair Food at your local CVS. Learn more here!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Inside my stay at NYFW week with Innside by Melia.

Not only is NYC one of my favorite cities EVER — I love finding new chic and incredible places to stay that won’t break the bank. Innside by Melia is a must stay hotel — I can’t wait to share my thoughts below with you. If you’re headed to the Big Apple anytime soon, make SURE you stay here and if you’ve already booked somewhere — at least stop by for lunch, dinner or drinks at the restaurant located in the heart of the lobby. #WorkTripping

I was so excited to grab my room key and start my stay! I was a little early to check in, so I grabbed lunch at the bar and a much needed drink. Can we talk about how cute the bar is?  **warning: Don’t go behind their bar, haha**

Even in the cold temps you can enjoy their “outside” seating, it’s closed in and heaters are above! At night, this area is so romantic — a great date night or even fun atmosphere to grab drinks before heading out for a fun evening. I noticed a lot of people just came to the hotel to enjoy this area. That says a lot!

There is also their gorgeous dining area on the lower level of the hotel. You can enjoy a delicious brunch here as well. Can we also take a minute to appreciate the art? Stunning right? It looked like to be made out of artificial grass. Stunning!!

Woo Hoo!! I got my room key — time for some fun…

Does anyone else love putting on the comfy hotel robe and jump in bed? Innside by Melia had two robes and two pairs of slippers in the room. Luckily, I only needed one of each but having more is always great! I mean, doesn’t this look fun?!

Not only was the hotel lobby, restaurant and bar very clean and chic…the rooms are too. I can only image how hard it is to keep these rooms up to date, clean and on point. They did a killer job. I felt like I was at home in my own space, it didn’t feel like anyone else ever stayed in the room before me.

I stayed in the King View room — two huge floor to ceiling windows, a king sized bed, a work desk and chair, enough room for all three suitcases I brought and more. The build in was my favorite – it had a place to hang all my outfits, store my shoes below, a safe and extra space for my bags, accessories and makeup. I can appreciate when a room is designed to help you stay organized and it doesn’t make you feel crowded.

The bathroom was a decent size as well. I’m all about good water pressure it comes to taking a shower, anyone else?!! No complaints here with their shower. There was a huge drawer under the sink for more storage for hair products, makeup and hair tools! Win-win!

You can see behind me in this photo the storage I was speaking of! Also there is a cute mini fridge built in as well. All waters, juice and sodas are complimentary. Yassss!!! It always bothers me when my room doesn’t have water in stock.

Just some of the other great things they have to offer:

Located in Chelsea and in convenient proximity to NoMad, Garment District, Greenwich Village and Union Square.

Walking distance to famous New York City landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, the iconic Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park, and Times Square.

Modern, spacious rooms perfect for business and leisure travelers.

Unique suites with terraces featuring breathtaking views of the Empire State Building.

2 Meeting Rooms with capacity for up to 70 persons total

Fitness Center with outdoor terrace. (Talk about a view!)

I can’t wait to stay again with the Innside. It’s time to kick your feet up, enjoy an amazing stay and not break the bank during your stay. Trust me — you’ll love it!!

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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My Favorite Products of 2017!

Favorite time of the year: Beauty Round Up!

I tried so many products in 2017 and I wanted to do a round of my favorites! Everything from my favorite makeup products, haircare and skincare. Below you will find a break down of each category and then linked items for you to easily purchase. If you have any questions feel free to reach out or send me a message on Instagram. I love being able to share my favorites with y’all!

MAKEUP:

 

Favorite Lip:

 

Favorite Concealers:

Favorite Eye Palettes:

 

Favorite Foundations:

Light to Medium Coverage

Full Coverage:

Favorite Bronzers:

Favorite Blushes:

AND Real Her Blush Palette (shown in photo above to the left) Direct link to their website is HERE.

HAIR PRODUCTS:

Hair Masks:

Shampoos:

Conditioners: 

Hair Sprays:

Heat Protectants: 

Dry Shampoos:

Also loving Amika dry shampoo but it’s currently sold out every where but EBay!!

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Olay Regenerist 3-step Trio Review

What if I told you that I have a way for you to RESET? It’s only three steps and once you’re done, you will feel amazing!! Trust me, your skin will thank you!

I feel like my skin has been really dry (especially these winters months are brutal) and dull and one of my goals  for 2018 is to have a better skincare routine. This 3-step process by Olay is going to help me stay on track with taking care of my skin! I hope you will give it a try too!

1. Olay Daily Facials: This is 5-in-1 cleansing cloth! These are amazing! You simply activate by running under water. These are great if you want to wash your face quickly, or if traveling. These wipes will take care of that and leave your face squeaky clean, moisturized and fresh!

2. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream: You want to moisturize your skin without being oily or sticky. Well then, you better not skip part two of your reset!! This sculpting cream is IN-CRE-DI-BLE! You will feel glowy and hydrated. You apply on your face and neck.

3. Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream: This awesome 3-in-1 product gets rid of dark circles, fine wrinkles and even some puffiness! Do we all need this or do we ALL need this?! So many of us forget how sensitive our eye areas are and how much we should be taking care of them. Now is the time!

 

So, before you try for yourself, I’ll let you know my personal experience!

Right away, with the wipes, I felt like my skin was really fresh without having the left over residue or stickiness some wipes leave behind. That is a big deal!

In 3 to 4 days, I noticed that I wasn’t dealing with my usual ultra dry skin when I woke up in the morning. It has been SO cold and windy here in DC and my skin takes a beating every year. This sculpting cream is LEGIT! It has long lasting moisturizing effects, but also doesn’t feel sticky or heavy.

After two weeks, I was still continuing with my 3-step process and I really started to see a difference from the Ultimate Eye Cream. As a full time blogger, I am often on my computer for hours. Editing, typing, proof reading, etc. So, some days I can really see it and feel it in my eyes. They look more tired and puffy. But this eye cream helped so much with my under eye circles and the puffiness! I think as I continue, it will get even better, which is SUPER exciting! I hope you all try it out and let me know how it works for you!

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AURA MUGLER + GIVEAWAY

Out of all the fragrances that MUGLER carries, AURA has to be my personal favorite. This scent makes me think of the rain forest and earthiness, but still feminine and powerful! Right now, you get a matching body lotion with the purchase of AURA MUGLER! I love having a lotion that matches my current perfume! I was at New York Fashion Week and I got SO many compliments on this scent! A couple people even asked “Who smells so good?” ME! That’s who!

I have partnered up with Angel by Mugler to help spread the word on their newest fragrance! This post is sponsored but all opinions are mine.

I had 13 hour days during my trip to New York Fashion Week and all I needed was a spray on my wrist and neck. The rest of the day – I was set! Smelling incredible and I loved how it lasted!

 

AURA MUGLER, the latest MUGLER fragrance, invites you to reconnect with your inner nature and to unleash all your femininity and your aura. The AURA MUGLER Eau de Parfum comes to life in an iconic bottle shaped like a universal symbol — the heart, the very source of life and the realm of the emotions. This MUGLER creation is adorned with the brand’s metallic M.

AURA MUGLER EAU DE PARFUM

This fragrance also comes in shower milk and body lotion! This would be a great gift for Valentine’s Day, a friends birthday, or even an addition to a beauty gift basket!

AURA MUGLER SHOWER MILK

AURA MUGLER BODY LOTION

I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of this fragrance and I have a fun giveaway I am hosting with Mugler! Make sure you head over to my Instagram post to enter to win! The winner will be announced on 2/20! Good Luck. Direct link is HERE.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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New Releases by MVMT! Watches, Sunnies, Bracelets & more!

You may have noticed that I wear a lot of MVMT watches in my pictures. And you would be right! MVMT watches are THE ONLY watches I wear! They are sleek, affordable and so stylish. On top of that, there are SO many to choose from! These gorgeous watches start at $90! You can’t find anything this awesome for a price like that! You can also find a discount code at the end of this post — saves you $15 off any item!

These watches are some of my favorites & personally the ones I wear on a daily basis. MVMT also has some fabulous men’s watches too — Don’t worry they won’t be left out!

Below are some of my favorite Mens watches:

You can click HERE to view all!

But, did you know that MVMT isn’t ONLY watches? Their sunglasses are also incredible, affordable and super stylish- for men and women! Get a pair of incredible sunglasses from only $60-$90! Below are some photos of me rocking some of my favorite styles.

 

Some of my favorite Women’s sunnies:

Okay, so maybe you already knew about the watches and sunglasses, BUT did you know about the bracelets?! EEE! I am so excited about their bracelets! Just as their other merchandise is amazing, so are there newly released bracelets! There is something for everyone. The styles range from classic and simple to edgy and rocker chic. And you can find them in 5 different colors for each style. I love being able to have a choice.

Below you can shop by click on the photo.

Prices range from $35-$55!

(Don’t forget the discount code at the end of this post for $15 off!!)

Another great thing that MVMT started creating were GIFT BOXES. It’s an easy way to buy a gift or get a great deal for yourself on multiple items! I got one for Carl for Christmas and also one for myself. They also are now including the bracelets in them.

Below are some of my favorites:

One of the other things a lot of people didn’t know MVMT had is collectors cases! These were just recently launched. I picked up the white one for myself.

I love being able to keep them safe and clean in one place and also being able to view them all together without digging through my drawer. It’s a sleek way to view them and to show off your favorites.

These cases come in black or white. Store 6 of your watches for just $90.

Shop below:

And as always, I value you guys, so make sure you use the code:

tonyamichelle  to get $15 OFF!

Find a great gift with MVMT for yourself, a loved one or a friend.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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An Easy Way To Wear A Dress In Winter!

Wintertime would be SO much cooler (pun intended) if we could continue wearing our favorite clothes without freezing to death. Well, luckily there are a couple things we can do to keep frostbite at bay. When the cold air hits, there are still a ton of outfits we can get away with, as long as it isn’t super windy. NOTHING can get past that wind! I LOVE wearing dresses year round, so I am always thinking of new ways to style them and stay warm(ish).

As we all know, layering is so important when trying to stay warm. The dress I am wearing is from one of my favorite stores and it’s linked below! It has thin fabric, but it’s layered with a thicker slip underneath. I also like that the sleeves are long and thin, so I can wear it under virtually ANY jacket or coat.

NEXT- Leggings, tights, stockings-oh my! I picked these fun ones up at my local Macy’s Backstage inside Macy’s (thank you for the gift card!!)

You could be wearing the most simple dress but be able to jazz it up perfectly with the right pair of tights or stockings! I have found some amazing and inexpensive stockings at a few stores this season and they are linked below for you. The ones I am wearing below are flower printed, so they are edgy, but still feminine. I like pairing this dress with a black coat that runs a little longer than the dress itself, that way I can still show off my stockings, and ankle boots (or booties) !

Alright, so we will stay reasonably warm for a quick walk to the movies (or wherever you are going that night) from the car. Right? Right! What are we missing?

Yup- ACCESSORIES! One thing I will always adore about accessories is that the weather doesn’t matter! The fashion gods didn’t let us down in that department. (thank you, fashion gods!) Below the sunnies I have linked you can shop and also get $15 each or anything from their website by using code: tonyamichelle — every dollar saved counts!!

I decided to wear these round, jet black, sunnies to pull together my whole outfit. With my black boots, my belt, and my sunnies, everything comes together nicely!

Also the lip color I’m wearing is linked HERE.

So, like I said earlier, this outfit is a bit edgy, but still feminine. I kept that same vibe with my makeup as well. I was a little light on my eyes, but decided on a darker lipstick. You can also find similar circle earrings here!

Well, I hope you all like this look as much as I do!

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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How to rock denim on denim! + win $750 to Amazon!

At first I didn’t know how I felt about denim on denim until I started to try different looks. For me it’s easy to wear denim on denim when adding some flair to it. I added faux fur and metallics to this look which made it complete! Do you wear denim on denim?

Adding a fun graphic t-shirt is my go-to. I found this one for under $10. I laughed when I saw it and knew it would be mine. I like to lighten up the mood. #BOYBYE haha.

Below are some graphic t-shirts for you to shop!

Below are some great sunnies and you can use discount code tonyamichelle to get $15 off!

Metallic is in — I’m sure you already knew that but I got these for $20! Bet you didn’t know that. Below are some of my favorites all for $20.

My denim was on sale! I’ve linked a bunch of destroyed denim pieces for you below.

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

(Don’t forget to enter this amazing giveaway!)

This week I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $750 gift card to Amazon.

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Mesh – Flair – Studs and Faux Fur!!!

Exploring the latest mesh trend….at first I was a little intimidated but now I’m loving it. You can easily wear a full tank under if you’re not comfortable with only a bra.

I got mine from Dynamite Clothing – I’m wearing a medium. Direct link is HERE.

I linked some other favorites below.

 

I lucked 0ut and found this Sam Edelman faux fur jacket at the local Macy’s Backstage for under $40!! I’ve linked some others below. It’s a great way to add some flair to your outfit (pun intended if you don’t rock flair pants – haha)

 

Studded booties are by Chinese Laundry – shop them HERE.

Some of my other favorites below.

Statement pants – These are from Sugar Lips, link HERE.

They are having a site wide sale 30% use code HELLO18, ends 1/3 then use code TONYA15 for a discount.

Up to 70% off Nasty Gal + an extra 10% off using code EXTRA10.

Some of my favorites above.

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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A Holiday Gift That Is A MVMT

It’s that time of year, people! CHRISTMAS TIME! There isn’t anything quite like a classic watch. And the style of watches have come a long way!

With MVMT watches, not only are you guaranteed to be wearing, or gifting, a stylish watch, but you’re also supporting a small dream from two men that turned into something grand.

The style of these watches are amazing and at first glance, you would expect them to be super expensive. But they aren’t. They are SO well-made, stylish AND affordable.

SUNSET BOX FROM THE BOULEVARD COLLECTION

Now, if you’re anything like me, you love Christmas shopping for friends and family, BUT sometimes it can be pretty hard to choose between styles. Do they want their watch black? What if they want a brown one?

Well, there’s good news. With some of  MVMT Limited Edition Gift Boxes, you don’t have to choose!

The Rose Box and the Lexington Box are a a couple of the gift boxes that come with interchangeable straps, as well as the perfect pair of matching sunnies.

One of the cool things about the limited edition gift boxes are how much you can save rather than buying each item separately. For instance, the runaway polarized sunglasses are $95. The Crux Watch is $150. Just those two items, by themselves, put you at $245.

But with the Runaway Box, you get both of those items, plus an interchangeable leather strap and the perfect gift box, which can double as safe storage for your collection!

The total of the Runaway Box is $280 AND you can use my discount code, for additional savings!  The Runaway box includes:

  • – NOVA 38MM | CRUX WATCH
  • – INTERCHANGEABLE BLACK LEATHER STRAP
  • – RUNAWAY – MATTE BLACK SUNGLASSES (POLARIZED)

In the picture below, I am wearing the Matte Black Sunglasses called RUNWAY also in the Runaway Box. Black is always just so classic and clean and I feel like it goes with everything. These sunnies also come in 2 other colors. Cant go wrong with a pair of avators. Click here to shop this look, and don’t forget to use the discount code I put at the bottom of this post.

Below is the Sandstone Box  from the Men’s Combo Box. Hurry, before they’re all SOLD OUT!

The Combo Box features a watch and interchangeable strap, packaged in a limited edition gift box. The Sandstone Box includes:

  • – CHRONO 45MM | GUNMETAL SANDSTONE WATCH
  • – INTERCHANGEABLE BLACK LEATHER STRAP

#JOINTHEMVMT

They are currently selling out SO fast, so I would head there now. They only have two women’s boxes left!

You can use my code tonyamichelle on any item to save! Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas, you guys!

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

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