BJs Wholesale Club: Seasonal Summer Products

I love high fashion, style, and interior design but I’m also a home economist.  It’s a personal connection to my Southern roots because we entertain, relax, and love our families at home.  With that in mind, it’s very important to select the right wholesale club to meet your family’s needs.

I have shopped various wholesale clubs and recently learned that BJ’s fits the needs of my family.  The store carry’s sales (with coupons) on grocery items and provides a variety of seasonal merchandise such as outdoor swimming pools, glow solar laterns, wicker patio coolers, life jackets, and outdoor firepit.

A few of the products I purchased included SuperFoam Insulated Mega Tote, Chalkadoos, Flip Flops, Little Tikes Grill, Golf Shirt, and Ninja Turtle Interactive Game Rug.  Having those summer toys make any mom’s life a little easier!  For example, my boys enjoy endless hours of imaginary play with the Little Tikes Grill and the Interactive Game Rug can travel to the beach or playdate.

Slip into your sandals and step out into the warmth of summer!  Make your backyard the envy of all with fun items for children, and don’t forget about the sunscreen!  BJ’s carries a range of sun care products from the leading brands of Neutrogena®, Coppertone®, and Banana Boat®. These products are in great value packs that help protect your family’s skin. Outdoor Fun Products include:

Refer a friend to join BJ’s Wholesale Club and you’ll both receive a $10 BJ’s gift card when they join.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Complete this registration form, read and agree to the Offer Terms below, and click GO to register:
  2. Invite friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  3. Once a friend registers online using your link and joins BJ’s, you’ll each receive a $10 BJ’s Gift Card.

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The Platform: Black Music Month Event in Baltimore

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Event Producer and Media Personality Kevin Lei is set to sponsor for its 3rd year, The “Platform: A Black Music Month Event”. Kevin Lei is the visionary of The Connection Network, a good-news media outlet based in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Baltimore’s musical haven Mood Ultralounge @ 347, located at 347 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, from 8-12midnight. The Platform: A Black Music Month Event is dedicated to showcasing the best in black music and artistry. This year’s performers include Stellar Award Winning Artist, Ms. Jessica Greene, International Recording Artist, Freedom Imani and National Recording Artists, April Hall and Christen B. The event will be co-hosted by National Playwright and Author, Crystal L. Bass, Executive Producer of America’s #1 hit stage play, “Ain’t No Love Like A Mother’s Love” and Media Personality, Rock Mitchell. This year’s 2015 Artist Achievement recipients will be multiple Stellar Award Winner and Grammy Nominated Artist, “The Princess of Praise and Worship”, Ms. Maurette Brown Clark and Nationally Hailed Legendary house DJ, DJ. Spen. “With the recent upheaval in our city, what better time than now to come together and celebrate the richness of our culture, our music, and those who have paved the way for us. I want this year’s black music month event to be reminiscent of attending a family reunion, where you see folks who you haven’t seen in a while, laugh until it hurts, enjoy feel good music, and socialize around tasty bites and delicious drink.” stated Kevin Lei, host of the Connection.

The Platform is one of the leading Black Music Month events in the city of Baltimore. Each year, we strive to give our audience an unparalleled evening of musical celebration. This year we are excited to honor and feature both established and emerging voices. To learn more about The Platform: A Black Music Month event or to purchase tickets log onto – tickets will go on sale June 10th. The Platform: A Black Music Month event, will take place on Tuesday, June 30th at Mood Ultra Lounge @ 347, located 347 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

About The Platform:

A Black Music Month Event: Created in 2012, The Platform, A Black Music Month Event is an outlet for artists and black music lovers alike to gather and experience phenomenal music from new and established artists to celebrate Black Music Month. The Platform has worked with nationally acclaimed stars such as TV One R&B Diva Lil’ Mo (2012 Artist Achievement Award Recipient), BET Sunday Best and Stellar Award Winning Artist, Ms. Y’Anna Crawley (2013 Artist Achievement Award Recipient), Sony BMG – R&B Superstar, Paula Campbell (2013 Artist Achievement Award Recipient), and NAACP Image Award Winner, Ms. Sheri Booker (2012-2013 Host), along with other dynamic artists and musicians within the metropolitan area and abroad. The Platform: A Black Music artists and musicians.

hashtag #ThePlatformBMM

Ann Taylor Floral Pieces – Bohemian Inspired Style

With music festivals becoming increasingly popular and 70’s boho looks hitting the runway, it’s only natural to embrace your inner flower-child and indulge in some soft floral patterns. Ann Taylor is home to a number of floral pieces from dresses to cardigans, which are guaranteed to become a regular in your summer ensembles or opt for bolder pieces, such as a pair of floral shorts.


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Accentuate your look by pairing your outfit with leather sandals, stackable ring set, or a pair of vintage-inspired veranda sunglasses from Ann Taylor.

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Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara and Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner

I have always been a fan of Covergirl cosmetics.  Their brand embodies the stylish, care-free beauty guru. She’s the girl next door wearing a bold nail color and likes to purchase an eyeshadow quad for a reasonable price!

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The latest product to join the Covergirl Collection is the Super Sizer by LashBlast® Mascara and Intensify Me! Liquid Eyeliner by LashBlast.  I received both products from the company and could not wait to start using them.

If you’re a consistent reader of this site and follow my Instagram account, you’re aware of my battle to intensify the eye area.  I am constantly seeking quality products to enhance my eyelashes and top lid.

Style + Life + Fashion Review –

Number one, the Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara has an amazing small wand that enables the mascara to grasp every lash.  This gives volume and it’s a waterproof product.  We’re traveling to the beach or hanging out by the pool and that doesn’t mean we can’t look fabulous!


Number two, the Liquid Eyeliner by LashBlast has a really cool tip…it’s actually flat.  That’s important because beauty girls can draw an accurate line on their top lid.  The liner is also sensitive to the eyes which is very important this time of the year.


If you don’t believe me, purchase and try for yourself.  I guarantee that you will be pleased with both products.  Share your experience with me in the comments section or email


Amazon Prime Now – One Hour Delivery Service

Prime Now, Amazon’s one-hour delivery service, now features a “Father’s Day Gifts” section full of items that dad would LOVE to get his hands on this year. Customers in Baltimore can order through the Prime Now mobile app and have gifts delivered to their door in an hour, including:


Prime Now also offers tens of thousands of daily essentials and is currently available in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Miami and New York.


Savers Thrift Store Sneak Peak Shopping Event

Savers Thrift Store  opened in Owings Mills on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  The store invited me to a sneak peek event on Tuesday, June 9 , 2015 and provided a gift certificate to jump-start my shopping spree.

The challenge was to see how far I could stretch the gift certificate at a thrift store.  I love thrifting and finding quality items for a good price, so course I was up for the challenge!  The store was decorated in true event style with balloons and associates helping shoppers.

Glitter Blouse Purchased from Savers

Savers was also well-organized and provided a great shopping experience.  I found several items to enhance my summer wardrobe.

I like to mix low – end and high-end merchandise to create a unique style.  For example, I would pair my louboutines with a lace skirt found at a local consignment shop.  Fashion’s about self-expression and not the amount of money your spending.

Tangerine and Sea horse Shorts Purchased from Savers

To view more items at Savers visit my Instagram Account:  kwest1908

As background if you’re not familiar, Savers is an international thrift retailer with more than 330 stores across the U.S. and Canada, and each store has more than 100,000 items on the sales floor at any given time and gets 5,000 new items every day.

It’s a perfect place to find quality items at low prices, especially if you’re shopping for clothing or home décor that can’t be found anywhere else. The new store is located at 9800 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

Glitter Blouse and Denim Shorts Purchased from Savers
Items from Savers: Bohemian Inspired Blouse
Bohemian Inspired Blouse Purchased from Savers

Sherri Shepherd on QVC with LUXHAIR NOW

Sherri Shepherd, former Daytime Emmy® Award winning co-host, actress, and mom, will be on QVC Friday, 6/19 at 10am EST!


Sherri will be showcasing a mix of hero products and debuting new styles, like the LUXHAIR NOW Cropped Pixie, from her high-fashion wigs and hairpiece line, LUXHAIR™ NOW™ by Sherri Shepherd.

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This is Sherri’s second debut with the network and it was a lot fun to watch.  She does a fabulous job of styling the hair and showcasing looks for all hair types.

Previously, I have stated the importance of purchasing a quality hairpiece, whether for impromptu events, running errands or having a bad hair day!

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I will be watching the debut and if you want to follow my tweets use the hashtag #luxhairnow

butter LONDON Cosmetics & Nail Lacquer – Beauty Review

butter LONDON is expanding beyond nail lacquer into cosmetics that encourages creativity, while remaining devoted to colour without compromise.

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I was super excited to receive a package from the company.  The items in my box included:

Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon

Union Jack Black Eye Pencil

ICONOLAST Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara

Nail LACQUER LadyBird


The Review –

I started with my weekly manicure and decided to wear the LadyBird Nail Lacquer.  The color was true to shade (of what’s shown in the bottle) and had a high gloss.  It also paints nicely and lasted for a few days.  I was pleased with the results of my manicure.


The butter London Lip Crayon was amazing; an unexpected surprise.  The crayon was extremely soft, gorgeous color, and the top is actually a pencil sharpener.  I like to apply makeup daily so this makes my process faster; simply open the top and sharpen your lip crayon.


How often do we purchase an eye pencil and the color’s difficult to apply.  In my case, I like to wear black eyeliner to open my eyes because that’s the shade of my lashes.  The Wink Eye Pencil (again) was easy to use and provided a beautiful line.  Here’s a tip, when using a good eye pencil there’s no need to heat the top of the pencil!

The last goodie in my package was the Mega Volume Mascara.  This mascara has a unique wand with a small ball at the end for your bottom lashes.  Aside from the fact my lashes received a “mega” boost, my bottom lashes gained volume as well.


I am a huge fan of the butter London Cosmetics and Nail Lacquer Collection.  I hope to share more of their products with you in the future.  Visit the website to purchase items for your summer look!




Pandora Jewelry Partnership With Go Red Baltimore Luncheon

PANDORA is a proud partner of the American Heart Association, Mid Atlantic Regional Chapter. With the recent move of their headquarters to 250 W. Pratt Street, the company’s refocusing their efforts on our local sponsorships and maintaining our philanthropic presence in the city.

The Go Red Baltimore Luncheon occurred on June 5, 2015 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.  The luncheon strived to educate Maryland women on proper heart health while raising funds for heart disease research and treatment.

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