15.10.14

BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 Recap



Happy Hump Day Luvs! I hope everyone is off to a fantastic start to this Wonderful Wednesday. Today I'd just like to take a moment and talk about last night's BET Hip Hop Awards 2014. Before I get started I just want to say that for years BET has received a bad rap for their award shows and I just want to shout from the rooftops, Have you Seen the Other Award shows Lately?? Last night I sat in my room proud as hell and it was because of what was being showcased by BET and the Hip Hop Awards!

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One of the first things I noticed was the fashion worn by todays young men and I have 2 things to say on that. The first thing is I will no longer fuss at my son when he just wants to wear his gym shorts and a tshirt to school daily cause obviously if he was influenced by others in the all new Hip Hop community things really could be worst. And the second thing is after I got over the initaial shock or what some of the performers were wearing I was happy to see the display of fashion. It was a long ways away from the baggy jeans and tshirts and I now feel like men's fashion is headed into more of a Jimmy Hendrix direction  and I look forward to seeing more of it. I think its time we allow men to be more expressive with what they wear and if last night was any indication, Get Ready!

The other thing that made me proud when watching the awards was the level of social respect and consciousness that was displayed by the performers, the host, the audience and participants. Every time I heard the mention of  Mike Brown's name I thought of social injustice and how Hip Hop brought this issue to the forefront last night. The moment of silence, the inspiring speech from pioneer Doug E Fresh to the introduction of Mike Brown's parents was simply amazing! Bravo BET!

Uncle Snoop Dog did a pretty good job as a first time host and I think what I liked best was seeing him dance and enjoy himself with the other performers. I mean if no one else had a good time, Snoop damn sure did! That's the way you earn a check in the land of the Frugal Flirty N Fab! The skits with my friend in my head Nia Long were hilarious! I am a sucker for curse words so hearing Nia belt them out was simply everything!

Overall the performances were great, the host was fabulous, the Hip Hop was intriguing and  made the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards a Win Win in my book! Did you watch the awards? What were your favorite performances? What were your thoughts on the Hip Hop fashions? Share with the Frugal Flirty N Fab in the comments! Thanks and as always let's make it a Great One FABulites!



12.10.14

Make Lasting Memories And GoPro with BestBuy!

FABulites, I'm not sure if you're aware or not but when I first started out blogging I started with a basic run of the mill camera and you couldn't tell me anything! I thought they were the most beautiful pictures I'd ever seen until I came across blogs that completely blew my pictures out of the water. What was a girl to do? I waited and studied different cameras and after about 4 years I decided to go with something new. My blog has definitely grown leaps and bounds over the past 5 years so it should come as no surprise that once again I'm ready to take the leap of faith and upgrade to something a little more befitting of my current style. Not only has my blog grown but my family has grown as well and when I look back on our special memories I want to do so with the best possible pictures I can have! If you want to someday be the best you have to invest in the best right?



New action cameras will be unveiling soon and of course the full line will be available at Best Buy,and I for one can't wait! Is it not perfect that the unveiling comes just in time for all my fashion heads, adventure seekers, gadget gurus, and soccer moms with a vengeance to add them to their holiday wish lists! Pure perfection I'd say!

Allow me to provide you with some details of exactly why everyone wants to GoPro!

GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates
Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.Best Buy will also have the latest accessories and mounts to help you capture immersive footage of the moments that matter most Learn more at www.bestbuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free*

9.10.14

Fab's Top 10 Coupons of the Week!

TGIF FABulites! So excited just thinking about another work week coming to a close, Bring on the Weekend!! Today I'm going to try something new on the Frugal Flirty N Fab! I know you've probably heard me mention a thousand times how important it is to save a buck or two whenever the opportunity presents itself, but today instead of just talking about it I'm going to show you exactly how you can do it!The only thing I enjoy more than saving a buck or two myself is being able to help others save as well. I've decided that from now on or as long as my readers show interest , On Fridays I'm going to provide you with my coupons of the week. You'll easily be able to just Click, Print, and Use, Yep just that easy! Now lets see what deals made the cut to be considered Fab's Top 10 Coupons of the Week!
$1.00 off TWO (2) MARS Halloween Fun Size Bags
$1.00 off 2 Gerber or Graduates Yogurt Blends
$1.50 off ONE Dreft Detergent
$2.00 off Pampers Swaddlers Diapers and Wipes
$1.50 off COVERGIRL Lash Blast Mascara Product
$3.00 off any one Advil PM product 80ct or larger
$1.00 off any TWO Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaners
$0.40 off THREE Campbell's Spaghetti0s pastas
$1.00 off of any two (2) Softlips Cubes
$1.00 off ONE Secret Clear Gel Deodorant

Which coupons are your favorites? I based this weeks picks off the things I use most often for my family and home and as always gotta throw in a little something for myself which this week happened to be the CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara and the SoftLips Cubes which I happen to currently be obsessed with! Anyways thanks for visiting and if you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it let me know in the comments section.

6.10.14

Only the Strong Survive!

Happy Tuesday Luvs!Today on the Frugal Flirty N Fab I'd like to share something a little personal with all of you, I mean after all we are family right? Well about 3 weeks ago I went to my local neighborhood park for my evening workout with BabyFab in tow and something really awful happened. Before I say anything else no I wasn't hurt, attacked , robbed or assaulted but my pride and confidence was definitely stolen. I'd been at the park for maybe 20 minutes and was on maybe my second lap when I first head the car alarm going off. My first thought was that someone had accidental hit their panic button on their keychain and for maybe another 5 minutes or so I didn't think twice about hearing the alarms. Then I noticed a majority of the people who were previously walking were now heading over to the parking lot. By this time I'd noticed there were now a couple cop cars in the very same parking lot I'd parked my car earlier so i wheeled BabyFab to the parking lot to see what was going on. As I got closer I could this situation was worst than what I'd imagined!



While BabyFab and I and countless others were trying to get our exercise on at the park a group of men thought it was the perfect time to break into the cars sitting in the parking lot. There was glass everywhere and several car trunks had be broken into as well. I honestly didn't know if I should feel relieved that it was just a car robbery and be thankful that no one got hurt or to be hurt and disappointed by the mere fact that here I am trying to be great and get my exercise on with my 8 month old while someone was probably watching me and deciding to commit such a brazen crime in broad daylight. Imagine my shock when i realized there were only 2 cars that the burglars for some reason did not get into and Yes, one of them were mine! OMG! while I was overjoyed that for some reason my car had been spared I still couldn't help but feel bad for those around me. What I knew instantly at that very moment was that I'd completely lost my faith in exercise. I mean what if i had of been in the car with my baby when the guys jumped out to rob the cars. Who knows what could have happened? 
Its officially been 8 weeks since the whole Robbery in the park ordeal but for some reason every time I thought about wanting to workout my mind drifted back to how in the blink of an eye you realize no one is actually safe and how easily my faith in humanity could be tested.
Today for the first time since the horrid incident I returned to the park. I was tired of not being able to work out plus I  refuse to allow the actions of a idiotic few to determine not only my health but also my happiness. I don't even think I can put into words how good it felt to be back at the park today. It was filled with everyday people and kids walking, running and laughing just the way I remembered it last and immediately reminded me of my favorite saying which is "Only the Strong Survive! Have you ever had to overcome a not so nice situation in order to keep your health and sanity in check? If so tell me a little about it in the comments section. Thanks for listening and visiting the Frugal Flirty n Fab and I can't wait to hear your stories!


5.10.14

Pre Holiday Happiness with Best Buy Appliances!

I know the last thing you want to think about right now is the fact that Thanksgiving is just a mere 53 days away and Christmas is only 81 days away but one can never be too prepared for the holidays.  I mean between the cooking, cleaning, food preparation, shopping, and countless other activities it's the perfect time to hit up your nearest Best Buy for a Holiday solution of some sort. Holidays are a hectic time for everyone not only for buying gifts but also for cooking and entertaining in the days leading up to and including the holidays.  Make cooking easier with the latest appliance technology including induction cooking that enables you to boil water in less than two minutes like the Frigidaire FGIF3061NF plus induction reduces clean up time because spills don’t burn on.  This Frigidaire range also includes a convection oven which circulates the air in the oven for quicker baking time.  Another great innovation within cooking are double ovens that let you cook two dishes at two different temperatures at once like the Whirlpool WGG555S0BS but still fits within the space of a standard range.  All of this technology will allow you to get the food the way you want it prepared and saves you time so you can spend it with the ones you love.  Learn more at bestbuy.com/holidayprep



Is this beauty not everything your heart desires and then some? I mean for a family of 5 including a very active 10 month old plus all the additional family joining in on the Holiday Celebrations this is what I plan on using as my secret weapon to make it through. This and wine of course! Anyways enough of my antics cause clearly I can go on all day, but what Best Buy appliances do you plan on using for your Holiday Entertaining and prepping? 

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*


1.10.14

Making Lasting Connections Start with Lindt Hello!

To think It Started With Hello and has now turned into a Fabtabulous 5 years in the blogging industry is absolutely amazing! I mean it seems like just yesterday I was sitting in my office trying to come up with a name for my blog. I had little to no expectations but what would happen next has shaped my life in ways I never could have imagined. Who would have thought  I would be able to spark such an amazing connection with such a great group of people with a Simple Hello!


One of my most memorable nights and what signified to me a changing point in the history of my blogging was the very first time I had the opportunity to attend Mercedes Benz Miami Beach Fashion Week Swim. It was the final day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim and we were just minutes away from the event I'd been looking most forward to attending. It was the Vanessa Rose Event by Vanessa Simmons and to say I wanted in was an understatement! The only problem was although I'd sent countless emails to Vanessa's PR team I had not received any type of  confirmation that I'd be allowed into the event. There was a group of people waiting downstairs for the event to begin. Everyone was talking and I was pretty much in awe of those whose presence I had the honor of being in. As the anticipation built a part of me told myself leave now before you embarrass yourself and get turned around for not being on the list, and another part of me said you are this close to attending your dream fashion show so don't  you dare think of backing out now. I had no plan but just hoped it would be discreet if I didn't make it in. It was finally the moment I'd been waiting for and the doors opened for those of us waiting outside to enter the venue and have our names checked off the list. I stoodbye as countless media mavens and radio heads were checked off the list. When it was my turn I could barely say my own name. When I saw my name appear on the list and the girl check my name off it was a real Mama I made it Moment. Not only did I have a FAB story to tell, I learned a valuable lesson about preservering and making valuable connections. The fact that I got a great picture with one of my favorite Fashionistas, Angela Simmons didn't hurt either. I held my head up high, picked up a glass of wine, and made my way into the show and again, It Started With Hello


Lindt Hello Chocolate, The hip trendy brand in premium chocolate is partnering with Ashley Tisdale to co-produce and bring you "It started with Hello", a collection of  Web Series,  viewed on You Tube, capturing couples as they make their first connection. The web series is inspired by the cheeky personalities of the new Lindt Hello Products.  Now thru October 9th, you can visit the Hello Video Landing Page and share your opinion on who'd you like to see paired up next. The first teaser video will introduce the cast and preview the series and each week a new episode will premiere. You can actually even choose the ending of each of the episodes.


The Lindt Hello Collection consists of the enticing flavors of  Caramel Brownie, Strawberry Cheesecake, Crunchy Nougat, and Cookies and Cream and can be enjoyed in the form of sticks, bars, or my personal favorites the mini sticks bags.


The Lindt Hello Sweet Connections Sweepstakes give you the chance to win sweet experiences from Lindt Chocolate! To enter the sweepstakes visit the Lindt Hello Sweet Connections Landing Page and enter your email address .Entries can be made daily  to win some awesome prizes such as a shopping spree with the girls, a pampered night in staycation, a spa date, and best of all providing the opportunity to connect with someone you love or even someone new!


Thanks for allowing me as well as Lindt Hello Chocolates to make a Sweet Connection with each one of you and promise me from this day forward you won't be afraid to make a Lindt Sweet Connection of your own!

*Thank you to Lindt for sponsoring today's post and inspiring me to try the tasty Lindt Hello*


29.9.14

Shift for Fall!

FABulites, Can I just be real with yall?  I actually have Zero Damns to give about this thing called Fall! Born and raised in South Florida I barely even know who the hell she is. All I know is that this time of year I start seeing more sweaters (which make me feel closed in and claustrophobic), closed in boots (which make my feet sweat), and tons of plaids and oxblood which I'm not very fond of.  What I do enjoy about Fall is the migration to the Must Have almighty Shift Dress!


Shift dresses are absolutely perfect for Fall. They give you a little freedom just in case you picked up a couple pounds too many over the Summer, Can easily be layered if  you are one who normally experiences a cooler Fall, are stylish as hell, can be worn with everything from Strappy Sandals to Military Boots, and are perfect finds for my Budgeting Betties! Above are my top 6 Must Have Fall Shift looks but today I just wanna know, Are you ready to Shift for Fall?


28.9.14

Making Memories with FabKids!

Happy Sunday FABulites! Normally I don't do too many Sunday post but after having such a Fab weekend with my FabKids  BabyFab and FabJr. I was inspired to share our Saturday evening with you. With the addition of BabyFab things have been a  little different this year. Its been really hard finding activities that could keep the interest of an  11 year old and 9 month old  but I think I found one such event, The Beach!

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I really wanted to get out an get a little exercise so I loaded BabyFab and FabJr into the car and we headed to Hollywood Boardwalk. I'm not exactly sure how far the boardwalk goes but back when I was training for the marathon I could easily get on it and jog 8 miles with no problem. What I enjoy most about the boardwalk is the group of people and families all out to do the same thing we were doing, enjoy the beach, get a bite to eat, and take in the scenery. It was absolutely perfect especially since I've been felling like my boys are growing up so fast and I always want them to be able to think back on positive memories of just us. What are some thing you like to do with you family to ensure one of a kind special memories?

23.9.14

Blacks, Whites, Neutrals and Blues-Fab's Most Wanted!

Happy Hump Day Luvs! Hope your week is going as well as mine! I don't know what it is lately but I am so turned on by a classic looking black and white shoe! Not just any black and white shoe but a classic black n white kick that you fall in luv with and before you know what happened it becomes a closet style staple. Is there a such thing as having to many black n white kicks? Ha who am I kidding! In the world of the Frugal Flirty N Fab you can nevr have too many shoes period and please promise me that you'll never let anyone tell ya different. While scoping out this weeks must have kicks of the week I was instantly drawn to my must have black n whites which we have already discussed, My kick ass blacks which are a definite must have, a neutral which is a mandatory in any closet and then surprisingly my off the wall blues, Take a look!


I think the most amazing thing about this weeks Kick A** Kicks of the week besidesthe insane below $50 pricetag is the ability to pretty much mix and match each or these looks with something near and dear to you outta your closet! Sometimes you gotta just let your shoes Shine! Please excuse all the dramatic references in this post. It's almost midnight, I'm a little tired, and I can't wait to fall asleep and do like I do most nights, Dream about Shoes! So ho'w I do Fabuites? I'd luv for you to share your thought on my Must Have Kicks of the Week! Which ones are your favorite? Thanks again for allowing me to share my fashionable wants and desires with you. Until me meet again my friends! 

22.9.14

Jennifer Lopez - Booty ft. Iggy Azalea -Lets Talk!

Happy Tuesday FABulites! Today I'd like to talk a little bit about my review of Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea Booty. First of all let me start out by saying I am a huge Jennifer Lopez fan! I love her music, her acting, her beauty, her body, her entrepreneurship, her as a mom,and most of all her style. I even luv that fact that she goes after what she wants even if that involves tossing a boy toy or 2. In my book Ms. Lopez can do very little wrong. All that luv leads me to the fact that I am a little puzzled about this video. Did we need to see J-Lo greased up, bent over and dressed scantily clad to know she has a body worth killing for? I mean I just can't seem to figure out why such an accomplished individual would need to put out a song and video of this sort. Was this done in the name of art or idiocy? Iggy isn't being let off the hook but as a newcomer in the game when J-Lo says let's make a Booty video you make a booty video! The funny thing is when I mentioned my personal thoughts on the video I was told that I was being a semi hater and instead  of being a little turned off by the video I should use it as motivation. (was that a read)Yes it was a male who dished out that perspective of course but it really forced me to think, Am I looking too deep into this video? Should I just see it for what it is, some good old 45 year old and newcomer booty shaking? I would luv to hear your thoughts.




What are your thought on the latest Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea Booty video? Inquiring minds are dying to know!


21.9.14

Drop Your Pants with Depend The #Underwareness Movement!


Hello FABulites! While many of you have come to know me as a Fashionista, Mommy Blogger, Girl about Town, I'd also like for you to know me as that someone who uses her blog to discuss important happenings in our communities and things that affect us on more of a individual basis. Today I'd like to discuss with you and educate you on the #Underawareness Movement! The #dropyourpants for #Underawareness Movement is a social movement and charitable cause where Depend will donate $1 up to $3Million over the next 3 years to charities that advance the research, education, and awareness of bladder leakage. While you might not currently like myself be affected by bladder leakage I think it's pretty safe to say we all know someone who is which makes Depend and this campaign even more awesome! To clear up a little of the misconceptions about Depends I decided to sit down with my cousin Angie who's been using Depend for over 2 years now without any worries and get her thoughts on the whole movement.  Here's how our Interview went.

1. When did you first experience bladder leakage?
I first realized I had a bladder leakage problem shortly after I was diagnosed with Diabetes at the age of 27. I didn't know what was happening immediately I just knew whenever I laughed too hard, worked out, or while conducting my everyday activities it was becoming more and more impossible for me to control my bladder.

2. What feelings did you have when you originally realized you had bladder leakage?
At first I was very confused because from the little i knew about bladder leakage I thought it was something that only older women experienced. I later came to find out from my doctor that bladder leakage is most common in older women but can be experienced by both men and women of all ages and is very common in athletes and during pregnancies.

3. Do you have any tips or advice for others experiencing bladder leakage?
Just to go on with your lives! Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including: Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs: Look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit and Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection: Features more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.

Special thanks to my cousin Angie for helping us understand a little more about leakage plus a huge Thank you to Depend for taking a stand against bladder leakage! Remember, Depend will donate up to $3 million, for every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants and-Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants

Visit the #Underwareness Movement Campaign today here to Claim your free samples by visiting the Depend landing page and clicking on the "Get a Sample" button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive. Yep it just that easy! http://ooh.li/32c3a05

*Many thanks to Depend for sponsoring today's story and encouraging people to #DropYourPants for #underawareness*



18.9.14

Fab's Top 9 Calf Hair Must Haves!

Happy Thursday Luvs! I know you haven't heard much from me this week but know when you don't see me on the blog I'm with you in Spirit! I'm not sure about you but I'm a sucker for a great pair of Calf Hair Kicks! There's just something that makes you feel sophisticated, put together, and down right classy when you wear them. Because I know some of you feel like Calf Hair Shoes aren't in a Frugal Flirty N Fab's budget I wanted to put together my Top 9 Fall's Most Wanted Calf Hair Kicks and all listed under $125! Take a look!





Do you own a Fab pair of Calf Hair Kicks? Are Calf Hair Kicks topping your Fall Most Wanted List? Share all the Details today with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!


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