12 Things That You Didn’t Know About Me

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So I got suckered, again, into this game on Facebook. I am going to learn one day to stop liking everything that sounds sweet. I figured why not take this to the next level and use the game as a blog post! So here are 12 things that I think you may not know about me!

  1. I hate for someone to wake me up out of a deep sleep. That is the fastest way to get blowed out by me, lolx.
  2. Although I am practically afraid of dogs I love this one20130615-224533.jpg 
  3. I am related to Kevin Garrnett. No lie, he’s like my grandma’s 4th cousin or something of that nature
  4. I have the biggest crush on Drake but who doesn’t??drake-gaye
  5. I hug my pillow when I sleeppillows
  6. I have a boat load of brothers and sisters.
  7. I love making people laugh by saying and doing random things. Wait, that’s just me being me!1302854413_mister-rogers
  8. Despite what people may think, I am very friendly and a softy. I am just misunderstood.
  9. One of my best friends lives in California and we have never met in person.
  10. I believe that God has a destined purpose for all of us.
  11. My son is so funny. He had to get that from my mama.20131111-143537.jpg
  12. I have a crush on this guy….20131023-210828.jpg  ….if you know me then you know why!!!!

So here’s a funny fact. Yesterday I reached 2700 views for this blog!! This is my 660th post. My 600th post was 50 random facts about me! I will link it below..just in case you missed it!

Christmas List: 10 Gift Ideas Part 1: All under 50.00

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Hey guys! We are getting close to that day where we give the big homie birthday wishes and we threaten our babies with coal in their stockings if they are misbehaving..Christmas! One of America‘s favorite times of the year and every shopaholic’s pass to spend bill money, lolx. Seriously, I wanted to stop by with what I call “gift list”. I do not know how many I will be doing, but I do know that it will be more than three. Anyways, these lists are going to be wallet friendly and  show love to many small business owners. If you guys want gift lists from major retailers just let me know. Without further ado here are the gifts. You’re Welcome

shelves 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/164037701/reclaimed-wooden-shelves?ref=shop_home_active This item is from a fellow Etsy seller and South Carolinian, LittleMonkeyBiz. I originally wanted to post their Door Coffee table, but unfortunately, it sold already.  It is 25.00 plus shipping for one shelf and they are made to order so put your order today! This item would be perfect for anyone!!

lol

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158991600/lol-cat-plushie-plush-toy-gift-for-teens?ref=shop_home_active This handmade item will be great for not only teens but little kids over the age of three.  Sold in the Etsy shop HoppingTheFence, this seller offers many plus stuffed animals and items at a great price. This little guy is only 10.00 plus shipping!  She also accepts custom orders. She is a very sweet young lady who just so happens to have a coupon code for you guys! Use code HTF15 to recieve 15% off of this item and any other items in her shop that are 10.00 or more!

jean jacket

http://cyberthrift.bigcartel.com/product/acid-wash-jacket

For that vintage lover in your life, stop by CyberThrift on Big cartel and scoop up this vintage 80’s denim jacket! At only 20.00 plus shipping, this gift will be perfect for that fashionista that you love! Be sure to check out this site for many other hip retro finds!

earrings

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162588745/virgo-nebula-anodized-titanium?ref=shop_home_feat

These earring are perfect for my naturalistas out there! At 35.00 plus shipping these anodized titanium earrings can be purchased through a custom order at the Etsy shop TracyLynnSainDesigns! The beauty about these earrings are that they are handmade and truly one of a kind. The shop owner states that no two pairs are exactly alike. Your earrings may not turn out exactly like these but yet even better !

letterearring

https://www.etsy.com/listing/164204823/handpainted-custom-letter-earrings?ref=shop_home_feat

Another pair of earrings perfect for my naturalistas and fashionistas! These letters can come in any letter that you need! These beauties and many more can be purchased at the Etsy Shop NiusCreation for 12.00 shipping.

sway

http://samwayclothing.bigcartel.com/product/beanie

Don’t let the beautiful young lady in the picture fool you, this Sway beanie  found on Big Cartel is for everyone! Not only is it unisex but it comes in five colors. Sized at one size fits all, this beanie will cost you 20.00 plus shipping.

coldhearted

http://peasoupclothing.bigcartel.com/product/cold-hearted-lovers-club-sweatshirt

What better way to help that Drake like guy in your life than to buy this sweatshirt from the Big Cartel seller  PeaSoup! I love their tees and sweatshirts! At under 40.00 plus shipping, this UK based company sweatshirt will definitely keep someone who’s missing love warm! Big catch to this top, it’s unisex!

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http://airbornclothing.bigcartel.com/product/air-born-legacy-hoodie

At 25.00 this tee is perfect for that Jordan lover, sneakerhead or hypebeast in your life. Although this AirbornClothing tee is for men, I would go out on a limb and say that it could be unisex!

kidboyfriendjeans

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157488803/high-waisted-levis-boyfriend-jeans-for?ref=shop_home_active

These boyfriend jeans are perfect for that minihipster in your life! Bleach, studded and distressed, who wouldn’t want to put their little fashionista in these Levi’s boyfriend jeans at the Etsy Shop LuLuChris58. I also offer a pair for your older hipster and/ or mommy too! At 25.00 plus shipping, these babies will keep your daughter on the best dressed list without deflating your wallet!

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/163242195/the-closet?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Last item on the list are these studded flannel kid’s Sneakers! These sneakers are for little boys and have been reworked  with star and pyramid studs! They can be purchase at the Etsy Shop LuLuChris58 through the closet listing. At 20.00 shipping included, these like new retro-feel shoes are the perfect gift for your minihipster to stand out this winter!

I hope you guys enjoyed the items on my list! Be sure to check out all of these shops, including LuLuChris58! Happy shopping!

Any shops that would like to be featured on future list, please feel free to contact me at luluchris58@gmail.com

26 Questions For Tyler!

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So we all know what day it is! Just in case you don’t it’s “Benny Biceps Thirsty Tuesday”!!! So to kick off today’s celebration I want to play 21 questions with a kick. I decided to do 26 for Tyler on Tuesday because he’s 26 and love those triple T’s! Also I wanted to let my readers get the chance to get to know him a lot better. These questions will be silly. Some will be serious. They all shall be fun!!! I tried to think of every question possible that a fan would have!

Questions

  1. When is your birthday? I have read blog post about how you got discovered and where you are from but no birthday? How else will the fans be able to send you birthday love, lolx.
  2. What is your coolest memory? It can be from the present, past or both!
  3. What is your favorite book?
  4. What is your fall go to piece?
  5. This question is for me! Where did you get that jacket that you were rocking at homecoming?? I have to know, lolx.
  6. What is the first thing you do in the morning? Lil Wanye wakes up in the morning, takes a knee and thank The Man! Takes a piss and washes his hands and get back to the money! Who remembers that song??
  7. Am I the only person who eats ice cream in the winter? Say that you do too!
  8. What were your dreams as a child?
  9. What is your favorite movie?
  10. Who is your favorite Artist?
  11. Has anyone ever told you that you look like Drake and are you sure that you’re not from Lake Charles, lolx?
  12. What would 26 year old Tyler tell 16 year old Tyler, if you could travel back in time?
  13. Do you read the blogs?
  14. What is your favorite blog?
  15. What is your favorite sneaker?
  16. What is your favorite sport?
  17. What is your favorite food?
  18. Who is your biggest fan?
  19. Who is your favorite designer?
  20. How many tatoos do you have?
  21. Did you cry when you watched “The Vow“? C’mon I know that you have seen it, lolx!
  22. What is the most moving or sweetest story that you have heard from a fan about how your work has impacted their life?
  23. What is your favorite Christmas song?
  24. What is your favorite time of year?
  25. Can you cook?
  26. I do not for the life of me have a 26th question for you so let’s flip this around! You can ask me a question or you can just tell us something that you would like for us to know about you!

So guys I hope that you enjoyed the 26 questions! Hopefully Mr. Lepley will answer some of these! Wouldn’t that be exciting ladies? So if you guys have any questions that you want me to ask Tyler, be sure to email them to me at luluchris58@gmail.com! Maybe we could make this a regular Tuesday segment! Also I wanted to say Thank You to Tyler for following me on Instagram!

Be sure to follow both of us on Instagram

@TyLepley

@luluchris58blog

My Favorite Christmas Song!

Of course none of these pictures are mine!

Friday +October Favorites!

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Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that everyone is doing good on this first day of the next to the last month of this year! Gosh can you guys believe that 2013 is almost over? Well Let’s get into the favorites for this month and for Friday!

Music:

1.) Kissland- The Weeknd. If you guys know me then you know this album made my September favorites and probaly will make my November favorites too! “Professional” is my favorite song on the album. I listen to that song at least seven times a day. The beginning  is, in my opinion, very reminiscent of Art of Noise’s “Moments In Love”

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For all of you who didn’t know what or who I was referring to!

2.) I am Au$tin Martin Vol 1- Au$tin Martin. I actually got exposed to this artist through Twitter! I’ve been vibing to “Wake Up” since it was first brought to my attention! I just want to say, “Hey Au$tin!!!”

Austin Martin

Purchase album here: http://autinmartin.bandcamp.com/

3.) Be Careful It’s My Heart –Paul Motian. I hear this song a lot on the ITunes Radio

4.) Too Much – Drake from his latest album “NWTS“. I love Drake like crazy. He just had a birthday last week and I had to post a tribute to my first celebrity crush. Drake the type of nigga that: has my vote!

5.) I am sad to say that I can not remember my 5th favorite song as I hum the tune right now. I just don’t remember the name.

Blogs and Bloggers:

1.)Kay Navarro of http://kcnavarro.wordpress.com/ I met her through Instagram and she’s a sweetheart and good writer. She has given me nothing but positive feedback on my “31 Letters to My Future Husband” segment. Be sure to check out one of my favorite post from her here:

http://kcnavarro.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/tiled-photos-on-instagram-photographers-i-need-your-photos/

2.) James D Voigt of http://jamesdvoigt.wordpress.com.  I just discovered his blog today from a search and I actually love the post  listed below

http://jamesdvoigt.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/call-it-off-stop-searching-your-for-mission/

3.)Mad Sophisticated! I found her today  too and I already love her. She’s funny, has a great sense of style and loves hip hop! Oh and she thrifts so she’s great hands up and down! http://madsophisticated.wordpress.com/ My favorite post from her:

http://madsophisticated.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rebirth-thrift-haul-2/

4.) Lady Romp! I love anyone who has motivation to offer to others. This blog is so uplifting! http://ladyrompp.com My favorite post:

http://ladyrompp.com/2013/11/01/a-message-from-kim-13/

5.) Cream BMP!  This blog is ran by my best friend and it is crazy. If you like hearing the funny gossip about celebrities stop by and check out http://creambmp.com/ I have so many favorite post that it would be longer!

Beauty Products and Routines

I have been loving some of my unexpired but unused items for go to products!

1.) Posner Concealer. I have used this concealer since 2009! I do not know why but I love this concealer. I only use it when I am not using Clinique’s Even Better or Photo Ready creame foundation.

posner

Purchase yours here:http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=413934&catid=183547&cmbProdBrandFilter=6365&aid=338666&aparam=50779084345id413934&device=c&network=g&matchtype=

2.) Maybelliene BB Cream. Now I had to figure out ways to make this full coverage for me. Once I did I started to develop a love for it!

BB Cream

Purchase here: http://www.drugstore.com/maybelline-dream-fresh-bb-8-in-1-beauty-balm-skin-perfector-spf-30-deep/qxp408035?catid=183551

3.) NYC Brow Kit. I have had this since the beginning of this year. I only paid a 1.00 for the kit! It has the PERFECT shade for filling in brows and brow wax! It holds my brows on all day while keeping natural looking (except for in pics, lolx)

brow kit

* I do not use the small angle brush nor tweezer in the set. I actually use a cheap angle brush for my brows that came in a set from my local Fred’s store  When I figure out the name to the set I will link it to this post Also, if you guys would like a link to this set let me know. The only prices that I found for the set was way more than I paid*

4.) Revelon Colorstay Eyeliner Pen. I cant wear it on my lower lid but I love it for doing my wings.( I am reteaching myself how to make the perfect wing) I recieved it from my grandma as a present.

eyeliner pen

Purchase it here: http://www.soap.com/p/revlon-colorstay-liquid-eye-pen-34122?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_S&utm_term=ARV-011&utm_campaign=GoogleAW&CAWELAID=1323253373&utm_content=pla&adtype=pla&cagpspn=pla

5.)e.l.f 11 Piece Brush Collection. I payed 15.00 for the set during a 1/2 off sale over the summer and I actually love them. I have never payed more than 3.00 for a set so I figured why not step my game up and purchase some “real” brushes. I was going to invest in a luxury line of brushes but I thought I’d start off light. Once I get the jist of what I am doing, lolx, I will purchase the Chanel or Napoleon Perdis set!  Seen Below!

Brush set

11 piece brush set from e.l.f.  Purchase here: http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/tools/brush-sets/11_piece_brush_collection

Use code BESTSELLER at checkout and recieve the same price for your brushes as I did!!! (Another reason I love this company)

expensive brush set

Napoleon Perdis 22-piece Makeup Brush and Leather Roll set! Purchase here :http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Napoleon-Perdis-22-Piece-Makeup-Brush-Leather-Roll-Set/prod156260097/p.prod?ecid=NMCIGoogleProductAds&ci_sku=prod156260097sku&ci_gpa=pla

Chanel

Les Essentiels de Chanel: Les Pinceaux  Purchase here: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Makeup-Face-LES-ESSENTIELS%3A-LES-PINCEAUX-133688/sku/133689

I am looking for these under the tree this year yall, lolx!

Find more luxury brushes and make up here:

http://www.justluxe.com/fine-living/health/feature-1911635.php

Fashion :

1.) My Flannel Shirt. I purchased this shirt last year at The Goodwill when I used to work in that area. It’s a boy’s size from Target by the Cherokee brand! It has been my go to piece all year because it’s light enough to wear in the warmer months but thick enough to layer with in the colder months.

 

2.) My Combat Boots! Military is on trend again and thank you God! I paid more than I wanted to for my favorite pair of combat boots in 2011 but it was well worth it! Just like my flannel shirt, my combat boots have been my go to piece this whole year!

combat boots

These are the exact boots that I purchased from Kmart 2 years ago(just different linning). I found these on Amazon get them here: http://www.amazon.com/Military-Combat-Fold-over-Multiple-Apparel/dp/B00BFMCNL6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383336970&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=bongo+combat+boots Not sure if they are the same brand but the make is the exact same!

3.) My Fresh Prince Shirt! Unfortunatley, I was not able to cop the Bel Air 5’s that dropped last month but I did recieve a dope Fresh Prince Tee that I blogged about from an Etsy Seller, ClothingHub. Be sure to check out my review on that piece!

Fresh Prince

To find out where to purchase this click here: https://luluchris58.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/tee-review-from-clothinghub-and-ootd-fail/

4.) My LA Hearts Sweat Pants. Here’s another piece that I have worn all year around. I am  here for sweats! I purchased these sweats from my then local Pacsun at a closing sale. I also purchase a shirt about Nachos but who knows where that is? I am a lanky and shaped so odd so I hate sweat pants that shirnk in the dryer so these pants get an A from me! The only thing is I think they use to have writing down the side and they have faded.

Since they no longer carry my sweats and hoodie I decided to just add the link here :http://www.pacsun.com/la-hearts/womens/?OriginId=GOG&medium=tsa&XCID=P:google-La+Hearts%7CEnhanced_Search%7CUSA-La+Hearts-la%20hearts&gclid=CPL7oOe1xLoCFfFj7AodU2sA3w

I figured you guys could find some great pieces and they are having a sale!

5.) My DIY Camo Jacket. Like I stated before, Military is on trend so my DIY camo jacket gets a slot on must wear list! I thirfted this jacket last year and reconstructed it with diy patches and and some of my favorite buttons! I only paid a 1.00 for it because the clerk knew my cousin!

I have two Camo Jackets for sale! Be sure to visit my Instagram @LuLuChris58HWShorts to check those out!

*Next Month this part of my list will be more diverse, I promise, lolx.*

Food and Beverages

1.) Eggs! I have been loving eggs like crazy! I have been making them in almost every way possible.

2.) Cinnamon! I am officially addicted! I eat it on waffles, drink it in my tea!

3.) Chocolate Chip Eggo Waffles with Jiff Peanutbutter and Cinnamon. I have my son hooked now.

4.) Lipton Tea hot with lemon and cinnamon. I am already a hot tea and lemon lover! The cinnamon just gives it that extra kick.

5.)  Roman Noodles. I dont know how I renewed a love in this struggle menu item but I am back on the noodle train! I have been eating these babies like crazy!

TV, Books and YouTube.

I decided to combine these three together because  there isn’t enough to make five favorites in each!

1.) Tyme the Infamous. I do not know why but I have been watching her videos again, alot. I think it may be her music. I will add one of her videos below!

2.) Notorious Kia. I have always loved her videos. She’s hilarious, crafty and stylish! Sounds like someone I know.

3.) I really do not have any favorite books but I will be reviewing the book “Getting Back Together.” so I thought I would mention that here!

4.) Days of Our Lives. Yes this is my favorite show. I have been watching this show more because of the drama with Nicole and Eric! I can not wait until Kristen is finally busted!

5.) Scandal!  Yes guys, Olivia Pope is back! Its time to break out the Gladiators!(no not really). Even if you are not a Scandal fan or wanted to jump on the Pope Dope bandwagon, watch the episode that gives you notes on Season 1. It’s so to point. You could go into Season 2 feeling like you know everything. Get your life with Scandal.

Random Faves:

Ok in this section I am just going to talk about some random favorite stuff!

1.) Tamar Braxton’s “Hot Sugar” video. It has me amazed. Everyone hated on that video so bad, even some Tamartians, but I don’t see the problem with the video honestly.

2.) New Atlanta. Everyone is saying that there will not be a season 2 nor a reunion. I hope that these are just rumors. I actually liked that show and the tomchuckery that came along with it. I was here for it!  Also, I got to tweet with some of the cast!
3.) Tyler Lepley! If you do not know why then check out my link here.

https://luluchris58.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/10-reason-why-i-think-tyler-lepley-is-great-and-so-should-you/

4.)ITunes Radio Jazz station. Although ITunes Radio plays the same music over again, it’s soothing!

5.) Au$tin Martin! We follow each other on  Twitter and is a very cool and humble guy! He also shouted my blog out for me! Be sure to check him out if you already haven’t! I have a link above!

Be sure to show all of the Bloggers, YouTubers, merchants and Artist love!

Sorry this list was so long. Hopefully next month’s will be recorded for you guys!

*Of course all photos are not mine*

Drake The Type Of N*#^a That: Has A Birthday Today!

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Join me as I scream at the top of my lungs to my first celebrity crush Mr OVOXO, The one and only Champange Papi and Baby Ralph Tresvant Happy Birthday! Welcome to 27!

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You know we can’t leave with out showing a bicep pic! Lolx before there was my original first love and my second celebrity crush, there was Drake! Yes all of these guys look alike, lolx.

Happy Birthday Drake!

Love Courtney( Not the one from Hooters)

For those of you young kids who has no idea of who Ralph Tresvant is or if that joke went way over your head:

 

Dare or Spare: Blast From the Past

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VJacket

Who remembers this jacket from the Versace for H&M collection made very popular by style icon Mr. Kanye West? Well I got a blast from the past from my friend last night when he asked me where could I find it?  I posted the picture on my Facebook wall and I got another request to find this jacket! Well with bombers being hot right now and Migos and Drake introducing the younger generation to the expensive brand Versace through their hit of the same name, why wouldn’t anyone have me hunt for this jacket? Well never fear guys! Despite the fact that this jacket sold out on the day of it’s 2011 release, there’s a beautiful site called ebay that has almost everything. Now the prices I found are pricey, so I did find vintage inspired pieces as well.

Listing for the Jacket:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Versace-H-M-Bomber-Jacket-Sz-Large-Kanye-West-Yeezy-/300995612408

This site had the jacket for less but its sold out. I am still featuring this site because they have the best vintage:

http://tasselsearl.bigcartel.com/category/versace-for-h-m

Vintage Inspired Bomber:

http://everythingvintage.bigcartel.com/product/2x-men-s-80-s-high-fashion-baroque-silk-bomber-jacket

So the Dare or Spare question must come in! Will you guys dare to rock this jacket or spare it and move on? I want to hear from you guys!

LuLuTeaser: Two Post in One!

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Hey guys! I hope that everyone is having a great first of the month! You guys I can not believe that this year is almost over! Anyways I wanted to stop by tonight with a LuLu Teaser. I am going to give two post in this one post! That way you guys can choose which one you would like to read, lolx.

1.) September Favorites

So I have to stop by and share my September Favorites with you guys! So with out further due here they are:

To read the rest of the post click here: http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2209

2.) BGSC Review: My Old Man

*Disclaimer: This is a LuLu After Dark Post. If under the age of 18, please exit now.*

 

Hey Guys! How is everyone tonight. I hope that we all are good! I am over here getting my life to The Haves and Have Nots. I had to stop by with a BGSC review for the latest tale “My Old Man.” Yes, Kameshia has release another story! Yaay! Like always, I will link it below so that you guys can read it and form your own opinion. Now let’s get into the meat and chicken of the post!

To read the rest of the post click here: http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2216

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LuLuTeaser: My View:Is Anybody Watching “The New Atlanta”?

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Hey Guys! How is everyone tonight? I hope that everyone is doing well! If not stop by and check out my post on the ChampangePapi himself Drake. http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2195  So anyways, I was wondering have you guys seen the latest Bravo reality tv show produced by Mona “Money” Scott Young “The New Atlanta”?

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http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2202

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LuLuTeaser: My View: Drake’s NWTS..His Last Random Act Of Kindness Before 27?

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Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that everyone is doing great. I am lounging around after yet another random nap! I wanted to stop by and give my over all point of view on Drake’s Album NWTS or Nothing Was Ever The Same!

To read the rest of this post click here:

http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2195

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LuLuTeaser: New Segment MCM (Man Crush Monday)

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Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that the answer to that question is great. I wanted to stop by with a new segment I want to try out, Man Crush Monday or MCM.

Now if you are familiar with Instagram, then you are familiar with MCM. I’m sure loads of hunky guys flood your newsfeed with beautiful smiles and six-packs for days. If you are sitting in confusion right now, it’s cool. Let me give a quick explanation. It’s a segment where woman and men post their man crushes of the day. Some say why, while others don’t.

To read the rest of the post click here:

http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2164

 

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