Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Makeup Series: Berry Christmas

Hey Beauties,
So I know I've been on another hiatus. The life of a blogger is so complex and sometimes it is hard to keep up. To be honest, I haven't been going out a lot since the new semester started. But now since I'm all done I felt inspired to create. So I created this makeup look that could be worn either for the holiday season or just out for a not on the town. It can also be worn as an everyday makeup look if your BOLD enough. ;) But if you would like to see how I created this "Have a Berry Christmas" makeup look, just keep on reading.

Facial Primer: Black Radiance True Complexion Primer
Brows: Dark Brown Pencil
Foundation: Black Radiance Color Perfect Foundation "Brownie"
Foundation Set: Black Radiance Pressed Powder "Rich Mahogany"
Highlight: L.A. Pro Concealer "Toffee"
Highlight Set: Ruby Kisses Setting Powder "Banana"
Contour: Covergirl 'Queen' Collection "Ebony"
Blush: L.A. Colors Blush "Very Berry"
Illuminator: E.L.F Golden Bronzer "Golden"
Lips: Maybelline "Lavender Voltage"
Lip Liner: MAC "Nightmoth"

Lid Primer: Black Radiance Eyeshadow Primer
Lid Concealer: NYX Concealer "Tan"
Brow Highlight: E.L.F 24 'Neutral' Palette "Light Brown"
Transition: E.L.F 24 'Neutral' Palette "Rusty Brown"
Inner/Outer Lid: Milani "Bella Purple"
Inner Tear Duct; Revlon "Lilac"
Center Lid: E.L.F Baked Eyeshadow "Enchanted"
Outer Lid: Milani "Bella Black"
Liner: E.L.F Gel Eyeliner
Waterline: NYX Eye Pencil "Black"

I just want to thank everyone that has taken the time to read this post and any other blog post I have done. I know I haven't been consistent, but in the year 2015 I promise to do better. I also want to thank everyone that has been keeping up was my Facebook 'Like' page. I do post more on my 'Like' page so if your not following, go do so Style Stories of Katiyah Jo'Nel.

Katiyah Jo'Nel

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mini Drugstore Haul!!!!!

Hey Beauties,
I've been having an urge to try some new makeup products. So the other night I took a late night trip to Walgreens to browse and shop. I wanted to try trending cosmetics to see if the hype was real....lls. As much as I love fashion, this year I have really indulged more in beauty and makeup. I love all aspects of being a woman, getting dressed up and definitely BEATING MY FOR THE GODS!!!! Here's the items that purchased and I also created a look using most of these products. Enjoy!!!!

1. Milani Gel Eyeshadows $3.99 each
(There's 30 eyeshadows, I only purchased 5. Purple and blue are my favorite colors so I had to get these first. I will be going back to purchase more)
(Love these pressed powders; I was using the shade Chocolate but it was kind of to light for me. This is the next shade darker and it's a flawless match)
(This is the darkest shade, I feel it might be a little too light for me. It did give me light-medium coverage and also felt lightweight on my skin. This foundation has a loose consistency but sets matte into the skin)
*Click product to view*

Is The Hype Real??? Milani Gel Eyeshadows

Swatches of Milani Gel Eyeshadows
Yes the hype is real. These eyeshadows are soooo pigmented, I love them. I tried these shadows dry like I said crazy pigmentation; when wet HUNNI they are everything!!!

The Look
Mermaid Smokey Eye w. Bubblegum Lips
(using Bella Teal, Bella Navy, and Bella Black)

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this mini haul if you have some of the Milani Eyeshadows comment below and tell me your thoughts on them. Please don't got get to JOIN my blog & SHARE this post.

"Life is your runway, make each STYLE STORY count"
Katiyah Jo'Nel

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#OOTD: Cookout Attire

Hey Beauties,
Today I have a cute Outfit of the Day for you. This past weekend I went a cookout and piece together a  simple outfit that I felt was cookout ready. When you go to a cookout you want to be super comfortable but still look cute. With this look I'm rocking I definitely achieved that. I also know some cookouts are located in grassy areas so if you happen to wear shorts, such as I did then don't forget your bug repellent...Enjoy!!!!


Cardigan- Target
Sequin Tank- Old Navy
Denim Shorts- Thirfted
Sandals- Target

Gold Smokey Lid w. Accent Pink (Inner Tearduct)
B&BW Napa Autumn Blackberry Lipgloss
(Favorite Scent)

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this cute but simple #OOTD. Please don't forget to JOIN my blog & SHARE this post.

Stay tuned for more STYLE STORIES!!!!

Katiyah Jo'Nel

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ATL Shawty!!!!!

Hey Luvies,
I know its been ages since my last blog post. It's just been hard for me to find extra time and a consistent photographer, and that's also not going to charge me an arm and a leg...lls. But this past weekend I took a trip to Georgia and actually had a chance to take SOME pics...yayyyyy...lls. I wish I could have taken more...but yea I just got caught up having too much fun. Enjoy!!!


V-Neck Tee- Target
Distressed Jeans- Thrifted
(Customized by Me)
Sleeveless Cardigan- ???
Fringed Cross-body Purse- Rainbow
Skinny Belt- It's Fashion Metro
Flats- ???

Freetress Equal Beach Curl
*Flip Over Method Wig*

Natural Bronzey Beat w/ Pale Pink Lips


Crop Top- It's Fashion Metro
Paisley Skirt- Thrifted
Cardigan- Target
Fold-over Purse- Accessorize
Sandals- Target


Natural Rosey Beat w/ Bubblegum Lips

Thank you for stopping by. If you would like a more detailed explanation of the makeup looks just comment down below. PLEASE don't forget to JOIN my blog & SHARE this post.

Stayed tuned for more Style Stories!!!!

Katiyah Jonel

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Curves are Beautful Spotlight: Linc & Juice

Hey Dolls,
I'm adding a new segment to my blog which is the "My Curves are Beautiful Spotlight". With this spotlight segment I want to shine a positive light on plus size women that are doing there thang within the fashion industry. Whether it be modeling, blogging, makeup artistry, etc you ladies deserve to have center stage. For today's spotlight I'm shining a light on two wonderful, amazing sisters, Linc and Juice. This set of twins, to me definitely embrace the phrase- "When life gives your curves, flaunt them". And that's what their doing in photographs and down the runway their flaunting and giving life to those who need it. : )


1. How long have you been a plus model?
  • We've been modeling for going on two years now.
2. What inspired you to start modeling?
  • Juice - What inspired me to start modeling is when I saw Tocara on ANTM. And because I'm very photo genetic.
  • Linc - Well what inspired me to start modeling is because everyone said that I should pursue it because of how I look. I was always into fashion and thought it would be fun.
3. What would you say are some of the pros/cons of being a plus size model?
  • Juice - Cons: People don't take you seriously. Pros: The community of plus size modeling is growing every year.
  • Linc - Cons: That there's not a lot of opportunity for plus size models. Pros: The plus size industry is very up lifting to one another. Making women feel beautiful no matter what your size is. I love that.

4. What is one fashion trend you like/dislike?
  • Juice - I love peplum look. I dislike the hi low skirts.
  • Linc - I'm loving the 2-piece dresses. I don't like the designer leggings.
5. Do you prefer online or in-store shopping? Which brands and stores?
  • Juice - In store shopping by far. I love Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, and Dillard's .
  • Linc - I love both in store and online . I love Forever 21, Glostylzes Online Boutique, and Barcode Cartier.
6. What are 3 of your future goals?
  • Juice - To do a dance break with Diddy, to be someone relevant in the plus size industry, and just to be successful.
  • Linc - To be a major trendsetter, to own my own makeup line, and to be an inspiration to women.

Thank you so much for stopping by. If want to see more of Linc and Juice tap on the links above or check them on IG @Iamlinclinc & @Dejonayeplease. Please don't forget to JOIN my blog & SHARE this post.

Stay tuned for more Style Stories!!!!!

Katiyah Jo'Nel

Sunday, April 27, 2014

#OOTN: Fashion Attire

Hey Dollls,
Last night I was invited to the LP Models "Fantasy" Fashion Show by the lovely Linc Linc Edwards, a friend but also one of the amazing models in the show. The show was on point filled with great performances and beautiful clothing and lingerie for straight and plus-size females. I truly enjoyed myself to the fullest and I can't wait for there next show. Of course you know I wanted to shared what I wore to last night festivities so, Enjoy!!!


Abstract Blazer- *Thifted*
Crop Top- It's Fashion Metro
Midi Skirt- It's Fashion Metro
Sandals- Target
Fold-Over Clutch- Accessorize


Thank for stopping by I hope enjoyed this #OOTN. Please don't forget to JOIN my blog & SHARE this post.

Stay tuned for more STYLE STORIES....

Katiyah Jo'Nel

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Liebster Award!!!!!!

Hey Doll,
Earlier today I recieved a notifiation on Instagram that was nomination for a LIESTER AWARD by fellow blogger Denesha M. of Chronicles of a Fatshionista . Thank you so much hun for the nomination.

Here Are The Rules
  1. Make a post about the Liebster Award and thank the blogger that nominated you.
  2. State 11 interesting facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 question asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 11 new blogger with 500 or less followers.
  5. Write 11 new questions for your nominees. 
11 Interesting Facts About Me
  1. I am originally from Bronx, NY; but now reside in Raleigh, NC.
  2. I'm currently in school studying pharmacology.
  3. My nationality is West Indian and Panamanian.
  4. I am addicted sushi and taco bell (I know weird...lls).
  5. When I was younger I wanted to be a fashion designer.
  6. I LOVE thrifting.
  7. I'm obsessed with Youtube.
  8. I went to private school up until high school.
  9. I have traveled to the UK and varies West Indian islands.
  10. Me and my mother like watching the Disney Channel.
  11. Once I finished school I want to move to Maryland.
Denesha's Questions
  • Do you like to set deadlines for yourself when it comes to writing a blog post?
I try to but with me being in school it's hard for me to stick to them.
  • Do you prefer in-store shopping or online shopping?
I like both in-store when it has to do with thrifting and online when I find great sales.
  • How do you stay organized?
Ummm, I'm not sure how organized I am...lls. I try to give things a place and keep it there...
  • How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging last summer so for about a year now.
  • What are 3 of your future goals?
To get my degree; To travel overseas again; To have a chance to go to Fashion Week
  • What do you like about blogging?
I like blogging because I can give my own opinion and eye for fashion.
  • What is your favorite movie or TV show?
New favortie movie "Thor 2"
  • What is your favorite social media site?
  • You has had the biggest influence on you?
My mom, she been my biggest supporter in life.
  • Who inspires you?
Not trying to be overly confident, but I am my own inspiration from where I've been to where I'm going it keeps me motivated.
  • Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I've always loved fashion and what better way to express myself. 

And the Nominees Are.....
  1. Crystalyn of Sugary Southern Curves
  2. Antoinique of Laydee Posh
  3. Darquitta of Darquitta's Urbn Castles
  4. Desi  of FancyDime
  5. Isha of An Autumns Grace
  6. Ashlee of Big Beautiful Black Girls
  7. Yasmine of Inya's Universe
  8. Dionne of Supersize My Fashion
  9. Keeona of Curvy Luxe
  10. Aarti of Curves Become Her
  11. Bee of Curvaceously Bee
Nominee's Questions
  1. What encouraged you start blogging?
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  3. What's you favorite food?
  4. When you not blogging, what are you doing?
  5. Once one thing you can't live without?
  6. What's your favorite color?
  7. If the world was ending, and you could only keep 3 things what would they be?
  8. What song have you had on repeat lately?
  9. What's one of your biggest dreams?
  10. Vintage or New?
  11. Who is your celebrity fashion icon?
Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you again Denesha for the numination. Please don't for get to JOIN this page & SHARE this post.

Stay tuned for more STYLE STORIES!!!!!

Katiyah Jo'Nel

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Beautiful Mind 1

Hey Dolls,
This is a collage of looks that I created while on Polyvore. I was supposed to be typing a 5-page paper but need a mental break and decided to do something a little more enlightening. So started randomly picking pieces that I liked, almost as if I was in a mall or something...lls I jumped back and forth from my paper to my virtual shopping spree. This is want my randomness created, and yes, I finished my paper. These looks I feel can cater to each and every female, so here's my little something for everyone...Enjoy!!!

Creative Thinking 1

Creative Thinking 1 by Katiyah-Jonel 

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Stay tuned for more STYLE STORIES!!!!\

Katiyah Jo'Nel

Sunny Days & Swimwear

Hey Beach Babes,
After the big epidemic that plus size woman can wear what they want. And the phrase if you can do it I can do it better fits perfectly when were discussing swimwear. It seem like last summer more designers and retailers started offering trendier and more fashionable swimsuits for us plus size divas. And the best part is there not just the boring one-piece bathing suits we're now able to purchase two-piece swimsuits that are flattering for a woman with curves. This summer I plan on living (not literally) at the beach I just love the relaxed atmosphere and now I can it in style. Here are some of my favorite swimsuits from retailers that offer curvy girl-friendly swimwear. Enjoy!!!!


Image 4 of ASOS CURVE Exclusive Bikini Pant In Pansy PrintImage 1 of ASOS CURVE Bright Floral High Waisted Bikini Pant
Disclaimer: The two-pieces on their website don't seem to have too much coverage so if your looking to purchase a swimsuit from them with a lot of coverage (tummy area) then get a one-piece.

RUE 107
Andrea Ruched Bikini Top - Hot Teal Boomerang High-Waist Bikini BottomIggy Bandeau Bikini Top - Blue





$$$$-High End (Investment)

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Stay tuned for more STYLE STORIES!!!!

Katiyah Jo'Nel