Mama We Made it! (…to the 2nd tray of my Invisalign)

So today is the day.

I was up to about 6am this morning because my jaw was hurting. I took my rubber bands out for 5 mins and my jaw felt slightly better. Finally fell asleep and woke up at 1:30pm (Glad I didn’t have to work today or else I wouldn’t have made it). Being that it is day 7… today is tray day! Woo. Yay! no. Of course I was freaking out so I called my orthodontist and confirmed I’m on a weekly tray schedule. My heart dropped when they said yes.

*10 mins and 2 tears later*

I did it! It isn’t as easy as they say but Tray 2 is in and yes it is TIGHT. These “slight shifts” might be the death of me. Beauty is pain right?

Welcome to Reality.

xxxo, T



Day 3…4…5…of Invisalign

Maybe it isn’t so bad…


I’m starting to find a way to fall asleep. The only downside is that these rubber bands are keeping my mouth closed.


I really think there should have been some sort of sidenote that stated “You can try to eat whatever you want”. I’m already sick of eating pasta and soup. My mom took me to Olive Garden and I was sooooo happy until I started to eat the bread. It was so warm and yummy until the pain in my mouth kicked in. Also I’ve mentally trained myself to eat less just so I don’t have to feel the pain of taking out my trays.


I’m going to be a mime. jk. I already had a lisp prior to getting invisalign but now it’s worse. I’m not use to the trays yet and my tounge is having a fit. I also noticed that my smile has changed. Being an African-American with full lips has its perks. Unfortunately I’ve been holding my mouth awkwardly.

ha! I’m only 5 days into 46 weeks. great.

Welcome to Reality.

xxxo, T


Day 1 -2 of Invisalign…

Day 1:

Y’all. What did I do to myself? My dentist lied to me… he said it would be uncomfortable not hurt like hell. Slept for maybe 3hr. Taking the trays out to eat is a no go. I cried. Like tears down my face big crocodile tears lol. I’ll be eating once… if twice a day. Do I really want to glo up?

Day 2:

I barely got any rest last night. You know it’s hard to sleep when your mouth is in pain. I made a new best friend today: Ibuprofen ❤ Finally fell asleep around noon and didnt get up until 6:30pm. That meant dinner time. I had already skipped lunch so my tummy was HANGRY. Guess what I ordered. Pizza. Why? Why did I do that? idk. Long story short: I cried while eating dinner. Am I going to make it?


The tea is: Invisalign hurts.

Welcome to Reality.

xxxo, T



The GLO UP Journey

Let’s talk about this whole “Glo up” movement. It seems that nowadays my generation is so caught up in this concept of glowing up. This essentially means that you went from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. Unfortunately I’m still in the transition phase. Due to the fact that my weight goes up and down like a roller coaster we are going to skip over that attribute and focus on my mouth.

I GOT BRACES. Well…I really got Invisalign. Who wants to be 70 and alone? ( Ikr. Drake…) When I was in middle school my dentist wanted me to get braces but I was like “nah…” a.k.a “I can’t afford it”. Now I’m 23, single, and no kids. Perfect time to drop 6k on my mouth right?!… umm wrong. I still have to worry about student loans but I’m almost finished paying off my car so I’ll figure it out. I will have to update you guys about my Invisalign  Journey in a differ post.

Yay 2017. The year of the “GLO UP”

Welcome to Reality.

xxxo, T

Thrift 101


So a lot of people have been asking me how do I find so many awesome things when thrifting. Well the truth is that I am a secret agent that works with all thrift stores! ….. just kidding.

So the First rule is to be patient. If you can spend 4 hours at the mall and spend $400 on an outfit that the person behind you is also purchasing, you can spend  2 hours in a thrift store and spend $10 on a fashion forward outfit! When going thrifting I like to make sure that I have enough time to go through the sections that interest me without having to rush. I normally bring a friend but lately my greatest finds have been when I’m not listening to the latest Tea and having storytime.

Secondly LOOK FOR DISCOUNTS on top of the discount. Many second hand shops have some sort of color code system that informs you of the discount of the day. I normally look for the 75% and 50% colors versus just randomly looking through sections. Get into the habit of not buying things when there isn’t a discount. For example I just scored 14 pairs of socks for $3 just because each pair was 75% off.

Last but not least: Have an open mind! Fashion moguls didn’t get their big break by wearing what everyone else thinks is in. Know that you can rock those boots with jean shorts, that grandma sequence shirt, lime green clutch, and no one can tell you that you aren’t fabulous. Just know that their credit cards are fading from swiping so much and you still have money to splurge on whatever and even pay your bills for the next month.

That’s all for today. Consider me your :thriftqueen.jpg

If you have any questions let me know and drop them below!

Welcome to Reality,





Design on a Wine…

I mean dime.


Want to know how to turn your wine addiction into a masterpiece?

I’ll drop the tip list at 5pm ET today!

Happy St. Pattys!

Welcome to Reality.



Small budget big design?

Tip List.

How to go from the Wino to the Winest?

What you’ll need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Random inserts from your local craft store! (Hobby Lobby, Micheals, Jo Anns, etc. )
  • Memories attached to empty wine bottles
  • Open area (glitter bombs go everywhere)
  • and PATIENCE

I learned my lesson the hard way trying to peel off wine stickers. So let the bottles soak in warm water for about 30 mins before you get started.

Then you will scrap and peel the labels. Make sure you dry the bottles off. Now you will take the paint brush and apply the mod podge in any design you desire.

TIME TO GLITTIFY! This is were you patience must exist. Applying glitter may seem like the easy part but it is messy and can become very frustrating. So pop open another bottle of wine and be prepared to take your time!

Once your bottle is dry you can fill it with coffee beans, tissue paper, or these random inserts in my photo.

If you have any great ideas drop your style below in the comments!

Welcome to Reality,


The F*ck boy definition.

[fək] – [boi]
An individual, normally a heterosexual male, that damages another individuals heart through the act of playerism. This includes and is not limited to sexual favors, emotional abuse, and verbal construct. Fuck boys are the equivalent to the standards of hoes.


Oh Hello NC.

First off I am not a fan of cold weather. Secondly I am not a fan of snow.

Guess what…it’s snowing!

I am currently sitting in my living room drinking wine and watching random YouTube videos. It would be nice to have a companion to sit here with me and enjoy this lovely moment of being snowed in. Honestly I would rather be on a beach with sun rays kissing my cheeks. Unfortunately I will be getting ahead on my work and trying to inspire others from the world of the web.

It’s such a challenge not being able to be around the ones you love in conditions such as these. I hope that by simply focusing on myself others will see my effort and begin to invest in themselves. Maybe the snow isn’t so bad.

Tell me your favorite #snowed in traditions in the comments below.

Welcome to Reality,


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