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Friday, December 8, 2017

WINTER MAMI: DECEMBER MOOD BOARD

Now that Thanksgiving is over and it's finally December,  I've been in a cheerful spirit. Everyone knows I love this month because of Christmas. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday since a kid, because of the food, my family, and of course gifts.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Date Night ft. SaraMBeauty




Hey, ya'll! I'm back today with another fashion post but this one is special. It is my first ever blog collaboration with Sara May from SaraMBeauty. We decided to do a date night look featuring makeup and a complete outfit. But first, let me introduce you all to Sara!


Monday, November 27, 2017

My Christmas Wish List


The wait is over! Here’s my 2017 Christmas list. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I’m 22 with a Christmas List. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year, other than my birthday haha. My list has gotten smaller over the years as I mature. 

This year, it was super hard trying to put together a list of what I wanted. I literally have everything I’ve wanted. All my family and friends spoiled me this year with amazing gifts and I’ll forever be thankful.  So above are my top 10 items that I’ve had my eye on for awhile. All the names and links will be included below.

1. Juicy Couture "Viva La Juicy Sucre'" (1.7 oz)
2. Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro
3. ZARA gift card: PURCHASE HERE
4. Diamond Earrings (yellow gold only): PURCHASE HERE 
5. Custom Neon Sign ( Text: SxmplyCas | Color: Purple | Font Style: 1 or 2 | Landscape): PURCHASE HERE
6. Louis Vuitton Neverful MM (just as pictured) 
7. Classic Black Uggs (Size 6 in Mens)
8. Sephora gift card
9. Tarheels plate frame (2 please)
10. Bath and Bodyworks candle "Marshmallow Fireside"

That's about everything that I would like to get. I do have an Amazon wishlist so check it out H E R E. Comment below one thing you would like to receive for Christmas. 

As always, stay blessed! 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Outfit



Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. My day was pretty chill. I went out to eat with my best friend. But I woke up that morning in the mood to dress up. This beautiful suede jacket just came in the mail and I was itching to wear it. Plus I had these brand new boots just waiting to be worn. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

10 Things I Am Thankful For


So, of course, Thanksgiving is literally a few days away and I wanted to be somewhat festive. I'm not really big on this particular holiday but it is what it is. This is usually the time of the year where everyone is super thankful but I personally think we all should be thankful 24/7, 365 days a year. But hey, that's me. Now let's get on to the main topic, 10 Things I Am Thankful For.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Timeless Stripes


Welcome back my lovebugs! So I have to share this wonderful trend that has been going on forever. You can dress it up or down. Whichever one fits your style. Stripes are very versatile and fashionable. Literally, every shape and size can pull off stripes. Down below are my top three ways to execute this staple trend successfully.  No matter the weather or season, stripes are the way to go ya'll!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SEIZE THE NIGHT



Hey, ya'll hey. Today I'm here to tell you about my most requested blog post so far. I posted this look on Instagram a few days ago and my DMs have yet to stopped being slid into... know what I mean haha. Just kidding. But I got tons of questions about this entire look. I'm here to give you all the details. So stay tuned. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Glam Goth Babe

Hey, yall and Happy Fall! I took a little time off if you haven't realized. I had tons of school work to do so blogging had to be put on hold for a little while. But, I'm back. By the time this blog post goes live, the semester will be over. ANYWAYS... Let's talk about this look.  So it's officially October and I can finally embrace wearing dark makeup. I always wear black so, my style hasn't changed much.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

FEELING STUCK?


Ever felt stagnant, lost, or uncertain about your next move or things going in your life? Trust me, I’ve been there and still do that.  It’s a normal thing. Sometimes I feel like things are out of my control but that’s life. The older I get, the more I realize I need to start taking control of my life. Yeah, going with the flow is perfect for certain situations but it’s not the best decision all the time. Overall 2017 has been an eye-opener for me. I’ve been in situations which required me to make a decision even though I did not want to. We all want this perfect life where there aren't any obstacles and everything just comes naturally. But the gag is... life isn’t a fairytale. Not everything works in your favor. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW HAIR COLOR: WHO DIS?


Hey, ya'll. I'm back and I'm better. I recently got a much-needed hair update. My hair has grown so much since I got it colored and trimmed back in December of 2016. I've gotten tons of questions about my new hair style. One major question I got asked is "Is that your real hair?". Yes, it's A L L mine. I decided to go natural back in 2013 after I graduated Basic Combat Training. I got a really bad perm job and hair cut. I haven't looked back since then. Anyways that's a little back story of my reasoning for going natural. Let's fast forward to summer 2017.

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Summer's Over


Welcome back! Welcome bizzzzackkk! Okay, I'm done being extra. Sadly summer is coming to an end which means the fall and winter is right around the corner. This is my last summer post for 2017. I must admit this was one of the BEST summers of my adult life. I spent it with my close friends aka family part 2. I celebrated my 22nd birthday in Dallas and in Austin. This whole summer was a blessing to me. Anyways, I know ya'll came to get all the details of my outfit. So let's get to it.

Friday, August 18, 2017

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Hey yall, I'm back! So I posted a few photos on Instagram and some of my followers wanted to know the details of what I was wearing. Of course, I got yall. This outfit here was a little on the risky side. Showing skin and all haha. But I must say it was super comfortable.  Also below will be either direct links to each item I'm wearing or similar items like them. These 3 online stores I will mention are the ONLY stores I buy clothes from. Literally, everything in my closet is purchased from them.

Monday, August 7, 2017

SELF CONFIDENCE, WHAT IS THAT ?


It's kind of weird for me to write about a topic that I'm not completely 100% sure on. Yes, I'm confident in certain aspects of my life but I am human and I still lack self-confidence somewhat. I feel like as you become older you start accepting who you are and over time your confidence builds up.


Monday, July 31, 2017

UNICE HAIR COMPANY REVIEW


I know for a fact you've heard about UNICE Hair Company. If not, it's all over Instagram and youtube. So I decided to give and save my coins so I could try this hair out. First and foremost, I did not receive this hair for free and no I am not sponsored by this company. Anywho, let's get this review started.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

BAD AND BOUJEE


Miss me yet? It's okay if you do. But hey yall. Welcome back. Yes, it's another fashion post. I'm sorry but lately, I've been really focusing on fashion. So let me give you the tea on this outfit. Months ago when I was looking for the perfect birthday outfits I had in mind that I wanted to look different than your average birthday girl. Instead of wearing a dress or a skirt, I switched it up and went with trousers. Lately, I've noticed a lot of style icons rocking pants and a bodysuit or bralette.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SUMMERTIME FINE


Back at it again with another one. I know you all love my "Outfit of The Day" posts. I swear these are highly requested. I really just throw whatever on depending on my mood. This particular day was another hot day is mighty Texas. My new flared pants from PrettyLittleThing just came in the mail and I've been wanting a pair for the longest. The only thing I dislike about them is that they're a little too long and I'm average height. These pants are also on the sheer side so if you do buy a pair, I recommend you wearing the proper undergarments. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

21 THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN 21 YEARS


Welcome back fam! Today I wanted to share 21 things I have learned in 21 years. So my birthday is literally days away and I am truly blessed to be able to live past 21. We sometimes take our birthdays for granted and think nothing of it but in reality, it's an amazing milestone. Over the years I have seen and learned a lot of things, good and bad. At the end of the day, the credit goes all to God. But let me tell y'all a few things that I have learned over the years.

1. At the end of the day, God will always be there for you no matter what. Even if people start switching up on you.

2. Fight for what you want. Don't settle for less.

3. Your 20's are you grinding years. Don't spend it all partying and wasting money.

4. Be you. Don't try to fake it till you make it.

5. Stay prayed up.

6. Take care of your self. At the end of the day, you need to worry about your well being also.

7. Don't hold grudges. It's less stress on you. Trust me, I know.

8. Self-motivation is the best motivation.

9. Stop trying to please any and everyone. Live your life for you.

10. Take that leap of faith. Don't be afraid of trying new things.

11. Get out the house more. Go on a hike or something. You don't have to spend money to have fun.

12. Seek more knowledge. Always be open to learning new things.

13. Stop being so closed minded and be more open to people's opinions and beliefs.

14. Don't rush to be into a relationship just because everyone else is in one. God will bring that right person to you when it's the right time.

15. It's okay to say no. Don't give into peer pressure.

16. Not everyone is going to like you.

17. Always ask questions. I used to be so timid and would never ask questions. It's okay to be curious.

18. It's okay not to have everything all figured out. That's life. Don't trip about it.

19. Stack ya coins for a rainy day.

20. Not everyone will support you and your endeavors. There are jealous people out there who want to see you fail. Keep your head up.

21. Change is a good thing. Never get too comfortable. Learn how to adapt and make things work for you.

Welp, that's a few things I've learned. I could go on and on. The most important lesson out of those 21 lessons is to BE YOU. You only have one life to live so live it carefree. There aren't any do-overs. I'm curious to know which lesson you relate to the most. Let me know in the comments.

STAY BLESSED

- C A S

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ADIOS SPRING, HELLO SUMMER 17'


I know I am not the only person who has noticed the weather changing. It's getting hotter and people are putting away their leather jackets and switching them out for shorts and sandals. Me personally, I'm not a fan of the spring, especially in Texas. The weather is so wishy washy here. Anyways, I'm so excited for the summer. My body is in dire need of a serious tan. So this particular blog post is my goodbye to my spring wardrobe and hello to Summer 17'.


Friday, June 2, 2017

2017 BIRTHDAY WISHLIST


July 8th, 199X a true go-getter was born... ME ! Okay, I'm done being extra. I know my birthday is a little over a month away but I have to let yall know what I would like for my birthday. I don't think I'm asking for much. Just a lil something.

Let's pause for a second. I can't believe I'm turning twenty-two. Can I go back to being nine instead? I am totally blessed and grateful to be able to live to see 21 and I pray being 22 will be amazing as this past year. As I become older, I want to become wiser. I pray every day that God continues to shine his light on my life and steer me in the right direction.

Family members and friends, I know you're reading this so take note of what the rest of this blog post is about!
If you know me personally,  you know for a fact I love money and my Alex and Ani gold bracelets. If you do decide to buy me a bracelet, I would like the charm to mean something to you. I cherish each bracelet dearly because they all have a special meaning to them. 


I've always been a lover of music. Ever been so lazy to invest in a good speaker? The struggle is real haha. As for the Canon LED Light Panel, I need one to step up my photography game. Plus you can find these two items on Amazon for the low low. 
Now if you really love me to death just drop some coins into my bank or paypal account for these items above.... hint hint (Chenne Nelson) .  Support my love for videography and photography. 


At the end of the day, this post is for fun. You don't have to purchase any of these items. An amazing gift I would like for each one of you is to continue praying and supporting all of my endeavors in life.  Ya'll support is EVERYTHING TO ME! Comment below what you would like for your upcoming birthday also. 

STAY BLESSED
- CAS

Friday, May 26, 2017

BEST AFFORDABLE FRONTAL EVER ?



Hey love bugs ! This is my first ever blog post about the hair I'm currently rocking. If you didn't know that I have been natural for almost four years. I started my journey back in 2013 when I got a really bad perm and hair cut, but that's besides the point. Let's talk about this bomb hair.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

TOP 5 TRENDS THAT'LL NEVER GET OLD


Over the years, I've been slowly easing myself into fashion. Don't get me wrong. I've always had an eye for it but never actually started executing trends and styles that I like. Now that I make my own money, I can experiment all I want. Today I will be sharing my TOP 5 trends that I love and personally think won't go away anytime soon.  So let's jump right to it . 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MARC JACOBS DEW DROPS REVIEW AND SWATCHES #CoconutGlow ✨


Are you on the hunt looking for that perfect spring/summer highlight, like I am? Well, I think we have found a winner! Influenster and Marc Jacobs kindly sent a voxbox, featuring Marc Jacobs' new Coconut Dew Drop Gel Highlighter, for testing and review purposes. Continue reading to get a more in-depth description and my final thoughts on this amazing product. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

NATURE FEELS

Hey yall, I'm back with something a little different from my usual fashion, Outfit Of The Day posts. This post is specifically about the time my friends and I went randomly hiking. Anyways we traveled about an hour to Mother Neff, which is a Texas state park. I'm not a really outdoors type of person but I do know how to embrace and capture its beauty. I think we spent a good two hours roaming around through tight trails and across little rivers. Needless to say, this place is a hidden gem. If you get a chance to be in Central Texas check this place out.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WHAT I WORE TO SXSW 2017




Back at it again with another fashion post. So the past weekend I attended SXSW which is a huge music festival in the heart of Texas, AUSTIN. They only reason I really went out there is to see if I could get a glimpse of all the famous people who come to the festival. Barely saw any because 6th Street was P A C K E D! This outfit was a little last minute because I'm super picky about what I wear especially if it's going to be tons of people. I also wanted to be underdressed and comfortable.

Friday, March 17, 2017

SPRING TRY ON HAUL

Hey yall, back with another fashion post. But this time it's actually a try on video. All the items show are from ZARA. Forever 21, Agaci, and H&M. Plus everything is super affordable. Make sure you comment below, which item would you wear. Don't forget to L I K E and subscribe to my channel. 
STAY BLESSED
-CAS 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: Grunge Lil Baby

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 Hello lovelies, I'm back! Yes, this is my first ever outfit post on my blog. People always wonder where I get my clothes and inspiration from. So continue reading to find out more details.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

LIFE UPDATE: SCHOOL IS LIFE

Ever felt like you're always on the go 24/7 and your lifestyle has changed drastically? Well if so, you & I have been or currently is in the same boat. I just wanted to give you a little insight on the moving pieces in my life right now. 

I started back in college for the spring semester. I'm currently taking Contemporary Mathematics online and y'all this class time-consuming! It's not your regular algebra or geometry. You actually have to think. I decided to take this course because the degree I'm pursuing isn't your traditional degree plan. I'm currently going for my bachelors degree in Graphic Design. Anyways, this class will officially be over by March 12th and I cannot wait.
  

I also started the Basic Leader Course (BLC) which is a Noncommissioned Officer course on February 6th. This course is the next step to push me closer to getting promoted to a sergeant. I just completed week one and it felt like I was lowkey back in Basic Combat Training. All the marching and singing cadences brought back old memories at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 

With all this training and school work, I had to put aside my hobbies like graphic designing, youtube, and just hanging out with friends. My life right now is fast paced and it won't be slowing down anytime soon. I can't wait for march to get here so I can go back to doing the things I love. Be on the lookout for more blog posts and upcoming spring/summer videos. 

Stay Blessed, 
-CAS

Saturday, January 21, 2017

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay



First things first, I'm going to keep it real with you. I did receive these complimentary products for testing purposes. But you know what, these products are actually a steal. I am super picky about what I use to maintain my natural, colored treated, curly hair.

The Start of Something New

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I know my title sounds pretty cliche or lame but it is, what it is. Starting a blog was something I've wanted to do for the absolute longest. I had my doubts about it, but now I'm ready. I'm sure you want to know why I started this blog. This reason why I decided to take a leap of faith is because I've always wanted to be an influencer. Sharing is caring, right? I want to share things that go on in my daily life routine. I'm not in it for the money or the fame. This blog is an extension of me, my brand SXMPLY CAS. Just a little heads up, my posts will be all over the place just because I don't want my blog to be focused on one specific thing. I hope this gave a little insight, but I'm sure it didn't. So that means you have to stick around and continue this wonderful journey with me.


Stay Blessed
- CAS
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