Are We Mad or Are We Upset?

Kendall Jenner

An opinion piece by Elisha Brown

In case you’ve been living under a rock, let me bring you up to speed: Last week Pepsi released a commercial starring supermodel Kendall Jenner at the center of a protest that appears to satisfy tensions by sharing Pepsi. We’re not stupid, we know they aren’t literally trying to solve the world’s problems with soda. They’re merely trying to appeal to a specific demographic by using current events to sell soda. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to the backlash.

Pepsi had good intentions but they get a “C” for effort. They probably need a more diverse team because someone should’ve told them this commercial would be taken seriously and not as lightly as they intended. They’re hinting around some emotionally intense problems. Had they left the cop scene out, this commercial may have been more widely accepted.

Some people are saying that it’s not Kendall Jenner’s fault because she didn’t create the commercial. Pepsi issued an apology to their viewers and Kendall Jenner, but I don’t think it was Kendall who needed that apology. Kendall is twenty-one years old, she is an adult who accepted the role and was paid for it View Post

Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Him

If you’re a last-minute shopper like me, you’re going to be running to the stores and shopping online this week to make sure you get those last-minute Christmas gifts. I always wait until the last-minute because I’m either extremely busy during the month of December or I can’t think of the perfect gift to get my friends & family. Christmas creeped up on me this year. I can’t believe that next Sunday is Christmas and I’ve only gotten gifts for my niece, nephew, mom and sister. I still have so many gifts to get and so little time. Thank God for gift guides. Honestly, they are life savers. Today, I decided to create a gift guide for the guys in our lives.  I always have the hardest time trying to figure out what to get the guys in my life, because they are all so laid back. They aren’t fussy and they love and appreciate everything you give them. They literally have everything, so when I shop for them I’m always asking myself what can I get them that they’ll actually use everyday or once in a while?  When I’m shopping for my friends & family I love getting them quality gifts they can use. I don’t want to waste my money and I want to get the best deals out there. My Christmas gift guide below features a variety of gift ideas you can choose from or just get an idea of the direction you might want to go when shopping for that guy in your life. Also, as an added bonus I have 20% off coupon (TJHoliday) you can use when purchasing any of the Tommy John clothing and underwear from my gift guide or on the Tommy John website www.tommyjohn.com 

Shop My Christmas Gift Guide for Him (click each item to shop)  

 
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Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil & Bubble Bath Mini Review

Don’t you guys just love when you discover that brand that has the most amazing products. That brand that you know you’ll probably use forever. Omg this is why I love getting subscription boxes. It’s like the perfect opportunity to discover new brands & products. And I’m so thankful that PopSugar sent me their October Must Have Box to try this month because guys I just found my new favorite product. Continue to read to find out why I love Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath so much

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5 Ways to Save Money When You’re On a Budget

Saving money can be really hard. However, it is one of those goals that are attainable if you exercise self-discipline. Whatever you decide to save money for, you should first have a plan. This plan should include both your short and long-term saving goals. It should also include the amount of money you hope to save, your budget and anything else related to your goal of saving money. Saving money can be frustrating. My advice to you is don’t get discouraged while you’re trying to save money. A lot of times you might not get to save the desired amount you might want each month but you should never give up. I can tell you from experience that when I was trying to save money earlier this year a lot of times, I had to dip into my savings for a car emergency or to pay a bill. Back in April, I didn’t even put money into my savings account because I had to get new tires. It happens but the most important thing I did was never giving up.Saving Money View Post

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

The Nordstrom Sale has started and so far I am loving so many of the pieces they have on sale this year. I have to say the pieces this year are so much better than last year, especially the boots. This sale is literally the best sale of the year in my opinion of course. My life has been so hectic recently, so this sale is definitely making my day. I recently moved to Florida and for the past month, I have been so busy. I’ve been so busy that I’ve neglected my blog lol! That’s how crazy my life has been. Nordstrom SaleImage Source

One of my favorite is this cowl neck shift dress. I have been obsessing over them, since I find shift dresses so flattering on a curvy girl. I am also in love with these lace up flats. Don’t you just love the lace up flats trend this season. Now these ankle skinny jeans from Topshop are just perfect. I love that they come in the color stone! Since I had Early Access, I splurged and bought this gorgeous dress and since I live in Florida now, it’s so perfect for the weather down here. I also ordered these boots for the Fall. Don’t worry they’re open toed so I’m not going to be too hot. I’m also going to order some new workout clothes that I’ll link below. This Nordstrom Sale is filled with so many great pieces that you should definitely stock up on. Are you shopping during the Nordstrom Sale? If you are I would definitely love to see your pictures and sale guides. View Post