Ooh I Like Fridays: Out and About

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Out and about


Valentino gauze top
$1,020 - theoutnet.com


Tweed coat
$680 - countryattire.com


Zipper jeans
$61 - newlook.com


Giuseppe Zanotti lace up high heels
$1,170 - harveynichols.com


Cross body tote
dsw.com


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Catch the Eye Thursdays: RL

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When it comes to fashion and style, there’s one thing that I can appreciate….a man that knows fashion and style.

His name is RL and I have known RL for many years and I always loved his sense of style.  RL is a guy that believes that a bit of your character is reflected by the way you dress.

His style encompasses four different types, which are Classic and Glamour meets Street and Trendy.


Peep some outfit ideas from RL:























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Make a Statement Wednesdays: Nasty, Dirty Statements

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Have you ever loved a piece of costume/fashion jewelry so much that your heart broke when it began to tarnish? Well, for me it wasn't just “a piece”… it was several pieces. Like most people, I love budget friendly jewelry and sometimes hate parting with them.  If you have ever felt the pain that I've just described…have no fear, I have a few tricks or tips that can help.

Listed below are tips to help prevent new jewelry from tarnishing and also to somewhat revive already tarnished jewelry.

For new fashion jewelry:
  1. Try storing the jewelry in a sealed plastic bag.
  2. Before wearing add 1 or 2 coating of clear nail polish (any brand will do the job). This will create a seal over the metal.
  3.  Spray a coat of Crystal clear Enamel. You can find this at your local Wal-Mart or hardware store.


For already tarnished fashion jewelry:
  1.  Put your tarnished jewelry in a bowl with some warm water, salt and baking soda ; letting it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. This will clean the spots off without going through the trouble of hand-polishing. Dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  2. Toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste…any brand will do the trick. Apply a sizeable amount to your finger tips and gently rub the toothpaste onto the jewelry. Rinse with warm water and dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  3.  Purchasing cleaners formulated for fashion or costume jewelry.


Below are before and after photos when using the toothpaste method:





I hope this helps!

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I miss you Tuesdays: Ello Govna!

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Earlier this year I made the decision to pay my family members a little visit.  It has been almost six years since we haven’t seen each other.  To be quite honest, I was more excited at the fact that I was going to visit my favorite city in the world…LONDON. I have traveled to England many times and each time I visited the country it feels as though I’m seeing it for the first time.


I must say, that this visit was a bit different than the others. While my intentions were to spend most of my time with the majority of my family, I ended up doing the complete opposite. I was everywhere.  I took my cousin up on her offer to be tour guide. Don’t get me wrong…from my last experiences when it came to shopping…. I knew where all the stores were located, but what I wanted to do was a little site seeing. I visited places like the Princess Diana Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and science museums. I had a blast!!!!

I was looking at some of my photos from that trip and realized how much I really missed that beautiful city. I began to wonder if I would still have this great appreciation for London if my mother had not made the decision to give up her citizenship to relocate back to the Caribbean. I guess I will never know…


 Peep some of my photos from my London vacation.






































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On The Run Mondays: Stress, Stress and More Stress..Boooo!

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photo credit: enuwy via photopin cc

As many of you know, one of the leading causes of various health issues is due to STRESS!! We experience stress in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s at work, school, in relationships, in friendships or at home… stress is everywhere. Some may handle stress very well and others not so well. Here are a few health problems that stress may cause:

  • An increase in acne breakouts
  • Headaches/migraines
  • diarrhea 
  • nausea 
  • indigestion 
  • constipation


The last couple of months for me have been quite hectic. There were things going on in my life that were in and out of my control. Even though I tried to control the amount of stress I was experiencing… it still took a toll on me. My skin…or should I say my face paid the price. I felt as if I was re-living my adolescent years. I had the worst breakouts. Even when I was using my store bought acne solutions, I was still experiencing an abnormal increase of breakouts.

So, not only was I stressing about whatever was going on in my life; I was now stressing about the appearance of my face. I couldn't handle it and I decided enough was enough. I needed to get my stress under control…de-stressing was a must!  I decided to revert back to some of the techniques I had learned while in a stressful position at a previous employer.
These were some of the things I did to decrease my stress levels:

  • Worked out after work at the gym or at home
  • I took 10 minute walks
  • Paused and took slow deep breaths
  • Listen to music that got me in a happy mood
  • Vent to a confidant
  • Practiced Yoga

If you would like to learn other useful tips on how to de-stress, Harvard Health Publication has listed 10 ways to do so. Visit: http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/10-simple-steps-to-help-destress

I hope this help and please feel free to share tips that may work for you.

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Welcome to Culture of Venus!

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Welcome to Culture of Venus!

“Capturing all things beautiful, amazing and interesting.”

Cul·ture  
: Acquaintance with and taste in fine arts, humanities, and broad aspects of science as distinguished from vocational and technical skills


Venus (mythology)
Venus in Greek mythology is Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. She is the "it girl".


Hi! I’m JemLawren and I am from the Caribbean, but reside on the East Coast.  I am the Dreamer, Seeker and Inspirer of all things life has to offer. I love fashion, art, playing photographer, sewing scarves, traveling, reading, spend hours with people who inspirers me to be better.

I started this blog as a means of a creative outlet. I wanted a blog that captured beautiful, amazing or interesting things. Things that make you feel good and bring out the best in you.  This blog will talk about and shares ideas of beauty, health, food, traveling, art, accessories and all things that are fashion.

I hope that you will enjoy reading as much as I will enjoy posting.

I look forward to your recommendations and hearing what you think!

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