Notes From Atlantaaa! My Holiday Trip

Check. It. Out Day 1 ⁃ Delta flight straight to ATL, I drugged myself and slept well. ⁃ Checked out the campuses at Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta. ⁃ Went to an STL historic restaurant, Paschal’s to eat soul food, Catfish etouffee, greens, yams. – Drove down Peachtree, a strip of stores & restaurants that…

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Speaking Of A Product I Love

…on my skin right now is from Little Barn Apothecary.  Because I have oily skin I love toner. Because I have oily skin I love a good exfoliation.  I found a two in one combined product on a trip to the brick and mortar skincare boutique, Little Barn Apothecary in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this week.…

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Make Ish Happen

This weekend I craved talking to friends, seeing friends and walking on the beach after church. But first, business stuff because building my dynasty is not limited to a certain day and time, it’s an ongoing thing. It is hard yet beautiful because I’m creating something out of nothing. So any who, I want to…

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Get a Facial, etc.

My elevator pitch. Like to hear it? Here it goes… I’m Lysandra Joy Leary, owner and Esthetician at House of Vine, my home-based Skin and Beauty Bungalow where I always say, “Beauty is Boss!” My studio is a separate unique space for a personalized beauty affair, starring YOU! I offer classic lash extensions, brow waxing…

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Pretty Lips For Brown Skin

The right shade of lipstick can transform your day (or night) mood and look. So put on some lipstick and handle it and whatever else comes! I randomly decided to inform you about a few brands that carry clean beauty lipsticks catering to women of color. We can never have enough colorful shades to work…

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Pumpkins and Peels

If you are a skincare and beauty lover or even if you aren’t and you are aware of the value of a good skincare and beauty regimen, then you’re probably aware that it’s peel season. If you are on Instagram you see most of us skin care professionals continue to shout out about getting your…

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Fall Skin

Took an afternoon stroll to the mall just to, get some sun, activity and see what’s out there as far as fashion, style and beauty products. Well, I stumbled upon a few gems that I felt the need to record and mention to you today. Read on… If you love Urban Outfitters then you know they have…

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Notes From Kauai

I went to Kauai with my family this Summer, back in August and have a few pics that I never shared as well as my notes about what we did and where we went. So I might as well make a recorded memory on the blog for flash back Friday! A lot of time, money…

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At the Mothership

Posting this blog on Woman Crush Wednesday since I got to see my real life IG girl crush Melinda Alexander (aka @MumuMansion on IG) speaking all things toxic relationships, feminism, racism and just the hard knocks of life in general this past weekend at The Mothership Fest in DTLA. I posed the question of asking Melinda…

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Unstoppable Beauty

I’m actually doing this! Yes, I’m having an event on my patio this coming Fall, that fosters community, wellness and beauty all in one. I have wanted to do this for awhile and well why not now. I would love for you to come, meet my friends, become familiar with House of Vine and sip…

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