Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jersey Getaway + Ms. Full-Figured USA 2015

Hey Beauties,

So I've been keeping a secret from you guys. I kind of mentioned it in my last post, but I didn't really go into much detail about my big Well about two months ago, I was asked to be apart of the Ms. Full Figured NC Pageant Team. Of course I accepted the offer, and I am now the image consultant/stylist for the first Ms. Full Figured NC Pageant. I am beyond excited to be able to share my fashion perspective and expertise with these beautiful young ladies. For these pass two months, we have went through the interest meeting and auditions for the pageant, and the delegates have been chosen. This pass weekend, I had the chance to attend the Ms. Full Figured USA 2015 Pageant in Newark, New Jersey, along with the NC pageant director and some of the chosen delegates. It was an awesome experience to see all the beautiful women and their family/supporters rooting for them to be crowned queen. It was also amazing to see what's to come for the Ms. Full Figured NC delegates in their journey to become the first Ms. Full Figured NC 2015.We have about five months before "pageant day",  I will try to keep you posted on my journey as the image consultant for the Ms. Full Figured NC Pageant. Also, I caught an amazing sale on and decided to be a #ruebabe for the, here are the highlights from my amazing weekend getaway. Enjoy!

Heading Out @ 3am

My View

Robert Treat Hotel, 6th Floor
Newark, New Jersey

Pink Peacock Dress: Rue107 (Sold Out) ~ Purse: Aldo ~ Heels: Shoe Trend
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory ~ Watch: Charming Charlie's

M. M. Sun Baked Crop Top: Rue107 ~ Boyfriend Jeans: *DIY* ~ Cardigan: It's Fashion
Purse: Aldo ~ Sandals; Target ~ Sunglasses: Father & Son Consignment Shop

The Winners

Front Right: Alnisa Newsome, Ms Full Figured USA Plus 2015
Front Center: Theresa Randolph, CEO/President of Ms. Full Figured USA Pageant
Front Left: D'amrique Simmons, Ms. Full Figured USA 2105
Back Center: Andie Steward, Ms. Exquisite Full Figured USA 2015

The Tiebreaker....

These two ladies had to compete in a tiebreaker talent showdown for the title of
Ms. Full Figured USA 2015.


Meet Purusha Jones, crowned Ms. Full Figured NC Director
(Congratulations, Mother Purusha!)

Thank you soooo much for stopping by, I truly hope you enjoyed this pageant post. Like I stated previouly I will try to keep you posted on my journey. If you would like to see how I *DIY* my Boyfriend Jeans, then COMMENT BELOW! Please don't for get to check out each one the pageant winners by just clicking on their name. Don't forget to JOIN & SHARE!

"Life is your RUNWAY, so make each STYLE STORY count!"
Katiyah Jo'Nel

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Beauty Review | Younique 3D Fiber Lashes + Royal Life Makeover

Hey Beauties,

Today's topic will focus on the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. This product has definitely made a rave within the beauty community. Younique 3D Fiber Lashes will give you the comfort of having a hassle-free lash applying process. As a beauty enthusiast, I normally go through tons of lashes, when creating my makeup looks. I met the beautiful Chelae', during the Ms. Full Figured NC Pageant auditions. While chit chatting with her after the auditions, she told me she was a Independent Presenter for Younique; I was super excited! With all my raving about this product to her, I was gifted the opportunity to give the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes a try. Within this post, I will give you my pros and cons of Younique 3D Fiber lashes, since I've had the opportunity to use it for awhile. Also, for more details on how to get a chance meet Chelae' at the Women's Empowerment this weekend; Just keep on reading Now, let's get into this review!

The Younique 3D Lashes comes in the sleek black textured case. I love the packaging of this product. The two applicators: Moodstruck Transparent Gel, Moodstruck Natural Fibers.

My Natural Lashes

3D Fiber Lashes w/ Mascara

It is instructed to apply the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes with your favorite mascara. I used the Maybelline Pumped Up! Colassal Volum'Express Mascara as my base. Then applied two applications of the 3D Lash system.

3D Fiber Lashes w/o Mascara

You can also go without the store brand mascara base coat, giving you a less fuller look.

My overall opinion still remains the same. Since I've had this product I find myself reaching for it more, instead of applying lashes.

Meet Chelae' at Women's Empowerment

This upcoming weekend, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Pure Face Challenge & Independent Younique Presenters will be vendors (booth 36/37) at Women's Empowerment here in Raleigh, NC. A Premier/Celebrity Makeup Artist will also be at the booth providing makeup services, 3D Fiber Lashes & FREE Consultations. For early booking CLICK THE LINK!
Book an Appointment

Last Minute Giveaway

The winner will receive:
1. One Free ticket into Women’s Empowerment
2. Full “Face Beat” from a Celebrity Makeup Artist
3. Style and Fashion Consultation
4. Life Coaching Session
5. Access to a Financial Advisor
6. A Special Gift Package & Surprise Celebrity Photo-op
 *The winner will decided tonight (04/16/15 @ 11:59pm), so hurry up and enter to win*

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this beauty product review. If you have a product that you would like me to review just COMMENT BELOW! Please don't forget to JOIN & SHARE, and also don't forget to check out Chelae' on Facebook & Instagram.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Style Symposium Recap

Hey Dolls,

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend an amazing event hosted by the fashionably stylish duo byKikiSol. This Style Symposium was the first of many to come from the byKikiSol style series. The topic of the day was Curvy Confidence and as plus-sized women how it could be hard to stand out in this straight-sized world. This panel of beautiful women shared so many awesome tips, tricks, and encouraging words on how to be confident as a curvy women, and also how to encourage other women to be confident in themselves. I truly enjoyed this open discussion, allowing us in the audience a chance to freely share our own curvy confident experiences. By listening to these ladies stories I gain so much more knowledge that will definitely help me in my journey to self-love. Thank you soooo much ladies for this opportunity, I can't wait to see whats up for discussion at the next Style Symposium!

Blogger Beauties

Met these two amazing bloggers also at The Style Symposium. Go check them out!
Ashley Carter of Fabellis
Stacie Vick of Classy Confident Curves

Style Breakdown

Blazer: Ashley Stewart
Top: Torrid
Boyfriend Jeans: Thrifted *DIY*
Pumps: Shoe Show
Fringed Purse: It's Fashion Metro

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hoped your enjoyed this Style Symposium recap. Click the links to check out what's new with each one of these ladies, and also where you can purchase pieces from my #OOTD. For details on how I created these Boyfriend jeans; COMMENT BELOW. Please don't forget to JOIN & SHARE!!!

"Life is your RUNWAY, so make each STYLE STORY count."
Katiyah Jo'Nel

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Blues

Hey Dolls,

I know I promised the details to this look awhile ago, but as a full-time student sometimes my passion for blogging has to take the backseat to my education. I received a large response on my FB Like Page, Style Stories of Katiyah Jo'Nel, and I knew I had to keep my promise. I created this spring inspired makeup look, in hopes it would bring sunnier days. Even though spring is here, where I live we are still experiencing some chilly weather. I hope this look brings a little sunshine to your day. Enjoy:)



Primer: Rimmel London Stay Matte
Foundation: Black Radiance Color Perfect "Brownie"
Under-eye Highlight: L.A. Girl Pro Concealer "Toffee"
Highlight Set: Ruby Kisses HD Setting Pwdr "Banana"
Contour: E.L.F Contouring Blush & Bronzing Duo "Turks & Caicos"
Blush: MAC "Peaches"


Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyebrows: Nicka K Auto Liner "Dark Brown"
Inner Corner Base: NYX Jumbo Pencil "Horseradish"
Inner Corner: Almay Singles "Honeydew"
Center Base: NYX Jumbo Pencil "Peacock"
Center Lid: Milani Singles "Bella Teal"
Outer Corner: Milani Singles "Bella Navy"
Eye Liner: E.L.F Liquid Liner


Younique 3D Fiber Lash System
I was gifted this 3D lash system to be reviewed, but before given you a review I wanted to use it for awhile. The instructions to these 3D fiber lashes tells you to apply regular mascara first, but with this application I did not do so. With applying the regular mascara first, my lashes look too clumpy in my opinion. I do see myself reaching for this product, because of the simplicity of not needing lashes or lash glue.  


Lip Liner: MAC "Cork"
Lipstick: MAC "Velvet Teddy"
Gloss: Nanacoco "Hidden Desire"

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my 'Spring Blues' makeup look. I always encourage feedback, so please don't be afraid to leave a COMMENT BELOW. Please don't forget to JOIN my blog to stay up-to-date with the newest blog post & SHARE this post with friends.

"Life is your RUNWAY, so make each STYLE STORY count."
Katiyah Jo'Nel