Motivation board : Believe in Yourself.

…because sometimes all we need is a little motivation 💗
  

Find your inner motivation, Music, workout…whatever it is.

    
It is always totally worth it.

   

Toodles

Hotchocolate❤️

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Personality Profile : Kelly Rowland 🦄✨🌞

Birth name : Kelendria Trene Rowland

Birth date: February 11 1981 ( she’s Aquarius♒️ like me🤗🤗🤗)

Talent : singer 🎙,songwriter💻🎶,actress🎞📽📸, tv personality📺.
Kelly is well known for her sultry sexy looks, she always oozes of sexiness and taste,never over the top, and her soft makeup. Her smooth dark skin is flawlessly flawless.

 I just love how much she loves to change her looks, her hair game is always popping (from her red shor hair back then wi h Destinys child, to her long tresses now). But It’s safe to say that her signature look is the bangs. To me, she always going to be the “sexiest” Destinys Child group member. Always serving black girl magic😍.
Here are some of my favorite Kelly Rowland hairstyles 

   
    
    
    
   
And here are some of our favorite overall looks
   
    
    
    
    
  
    
    
  

    
 

Well, isn’t she always gorgeous?



To bring out your inner Kelly, you’ll need: 

1) Your skin well primed

2) Stiletto

3) Nude lips

4) Sexy dress

   
    
   

Toodles

Hotchocolate ❤️

“Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My lord, she’s a black woman.” –Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan

Credit : Pinterest, Wikipedia, kellyrowland.com

SCARFS : Different ways to rock your scarf.

Hi lovelies,
I just love how well turbans and scarfs are used to beautify and emphasize an already beautiful look, or even change the entire picture of the outfit. Girls are not playing.*snap*

While preparing to go to church two weeks ago, I needed to complete my “ankara look” by actually tying the scarf, very unlike me, my scarf is always in my bag or left at home. I felt so good and looked like a “complete” outfit , after that “epiphany”😕😕😕I decided I was going to add scarves to my outfits henceforth (and not so much as just on my head😂😂😂).

I particularly love how scarves are paired as turban to finish up a complete English look, that is Savage📸 and always noteworthy in my books. In my opinion, adding a scarf is the best way to easily make an outfit chic without the whole “trying too hard to accessorize” feel.

Try your scarf :

1) As a headtie/turban: This is what comes to mind when you first hear the words “scarf”, the ultimate save a ‘bad hair day’, “we are all tempted to try it” look. But to pull this off, you should have your hands on ways to tie your turban. Here are some looks to try.

   
    
    
 

2) On the neck: Up until my research for this post, I didn’t even know there were these many ways to tie a scarf in the neck. Feed your eyes.

   
    
 
And here are some outfits with this method 

    
 
Can’t wait to try this last look.

3) As a belt : This method is quite fashionable, but it takes a certain level of fashion forward thinking to pull this off.

   
   

 

4) Layering/ Under the belt: Love this.

   
   

There are a lot more ways to include scarfs in your everyday look,

   

  

Feel free to share your scarf styles 

Toodles

Hotchocolate ❤️

“Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant” ~ Carolina Herrera 

Credit: Pinterest 

TABLE ETIQUETTE 🍴🍽🍵🍷

Hi lovelies,

I stumbled upon a very interesting website recently and decided to make a post with excerpts from the site. After going through series of their write ups on dinner etiquette and its likes, I just kept laughing at myself 😂😂😂…. I still have a long way to go in figuring these things out, let’s learn more together. We can put our spoons to rest.

Do visit them, they have a whole lot of articles on etiquette.

Below is a brief write up copied from the website.

  


NAPKINS 
*Placing the Napkin in Your Lap. Place the napkin in your lap immediately upon seating. If there is a host or hostess, wait for him or her to take their napkin off the table and place it in his or her lap. (An exception to this rule is buffet-style meals, where you should unfold your napkin when you start eating.)

*Unfold your napkin in one smooth motion without “snapping” or “Shaking” it open.

*Don’t Tuck the Napkin. Don’t tuck a napkin into your collar, between the buttons of your shirt, or in your belt.
*Using the Napkin. Use your napkin frequently during the meal to blot or pat, not wipe, your lips. Blot your lips before taking adrink of your beverage.

~Temporarily Leaving the Table : When leaving the table temporarily, put your napkin on your chair. If the chair is upholstered, place the napkin soiled side up.
~Placing the Napkin at the End of the Meal :At the meal’s end: The napkin is loosely folded at the end of the meal.If a plate is in the center of your place setting, when leaving the table lay the napkin to the left of the plate.


WINE TASTING ETIQUETTE

Once it is poured into the proper glass, it’s time to evaluate and enjoy the wine. Evaluating wine involves four basic steps – looking, swirling, smelling, and tasting.

Step #1 – Look. Holding the wine glass up against a white background, such as a napkin or table cloth, to evaluate its color and clarity. Red wines should range in color from deep purple to brick red. White wines should range in color from lemon gold to golden amber.
Step #2 – Swirl. Swirl the wine in your glass to aerate it.
Step #3 – Smell. Put your nose in the glass and take a deep breath. Older wines should have subtler aromas than younger ones.
Step #4 – Taste. To taste the wine, fill your mouth about ½ full and subtly swish the wine around.


WHEN TO START EATING

At a small table of only two to four people, wait until everyone else has been served before starting to eat. At a formal or business meal, you should either wait until everyone is served to start or begin when the host asks you to.

  

HANDLING UTENSILS

The continental table manners style prevails at all meals, formal and informal, because it is a natural, non-disruptive way to eat.
Hold your fork in your left hand, tines downward.

Hold your knife in your right hand, an inch or two above the plate. 

Extend your index finger along the top of the blade.

Use your fork to spear and lift food to your mouth.

If your knife is not needed, it remains on the table.


PASSING THE FOOD

Pass to the right. One diner either holds the dish as the next diner takes some food, or he hands it to the person, who then serves herself. Any heavy or awkward dishes are put on the table with each pass. Special rules apply to passing salt and pepper and passing bread and butter.


RESTING UTENSILS

When you pause to take a sip of your beverage or to speak with someone, rest your utensils by placing your knife and fork on your plate near the center, slightly angled in an inverted V and with the tips of the knife and fork pointing toward each other.


TOASTING ETIQUETTE

The first toast given during a dinner is normally offered at the beginning of the meal.
Traditionally, the first toast is offered by the host as a welcome to guests.
Toasts offered by others start during the dessert course.
Remember, good etiquette is simply good manners.

Toodles

Hotchocolate❤️

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”     Rita Mae Brown

Culled from etiquettescholars.com