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Giveaway for 2 Lucky Girls, 2 Bailee’s Nail Boxes


We (my daughter & I) launched Bailee’s Nail Box in January and we have loved every minute of the images we are sent of little girls opening their Bailee’s Nail Box! 

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The pictures of little girls painting their mother, fathers, aunts, best friends nails bring the biggest smiles to our faces. 

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Our course we want every little girl to be able to have a Bailee’s Nail Box, so one way we can start this trend is to give one, well TWO away.

gv 1Thanks to Cassandra Cummings, Founder of The Stocks & Stilettos Society, who sponsored this giveaway, we are giving away 2 boxes.

The Stocks & Stilettos Society is a community of beginning investors who are stepping up their financial acumen by investing in the stock market to achieve their long-term financial goals. Founded by Cassandra Cummings, a licensed financial advisor and investment adviser representative for more than 10 years.

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We’d love to give away 2 boxes to two deserving little girls. 

How do you enter?

  1. Subscribe to Bailee’s Nail Box NailLetter.
  2. Share below something special about your little girl. 

The contest will end in March 2nd, 2017

Product Reviews

New Season, New Watch (JORD Watch Giveaway)

I’ve been in Florida exactly 6 months this February. Moving here from Georgia has truly been an eye opening experience. Just like seasons change, I’ve seen myself grow in the past 6 months by allowing myself to accept certain things about my new surroundings. 

We moved to Florida in the middle of the summer. Why did I do that?

The week I moved here, it rained for 7 days in a row. It then continued to rain for another month. The rain alone made me think I might have made a mistake, until I learned that Summer is Florida’s rainy season. Rain also represents new beginnings. 

The very day the season changed to Fall, the rain stopped and the weather was beautiful. It felt like I woke up to vacation weather every morning. I started meeting people at events around Florida and learning the new culture around my area.

As winter approached, I entered into a new season.

I turned 40.

Turning 40 brings out so many emotions and it makes you reflect on your life in many different ways. I am grateful that I made it to 40 with a great husband, children & friends who I love and respect. 

During my new season of enlightenment (what I call turning 40), I wanted to treat myself. I deserve to treat myself. Who doesn’t believe that sometimes you just need to get something you really want.

For me it was 2 things:

  1. Whitney Mero dress I’ve had my eye on!
  2. a beautiful JORD Wood Watch

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JORD makes some of the most beautiful watches I’ve ever laid my eyes on and sent me this beautiful Frankie Koa & Ash to review.

I’ve wanted one for sometime but the unselfish part of me bought my husband one first for Christmas (2015). He loved it and always receives compliments on it. 

I finally decided I wanted beauty on my wrist with this Frankie Koa & Ash Series. 


What I love about this Frankie Series, is that its simple beauty. 

JORD is a company run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders who spend their days creating! Their main focus are creating timeless modern pieces.

My watch came in a beautiful wooden box, complete with the cleaning towel and the lemon extract oil which is best used for cleaning the natural wood. 

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My Frankie has a sapphire crystal glass and deployment buckle with push buttons. If my wrist get to big, it comes with extra wood latches to adjust the size. 

When I look at my watch, it represents simple beauty and that I am in a totally new season in my life. I look at my watch and think of:

  • new friends that have showed me what Tampa has to offer.
  • new experiences that have allowed me to grow as person.
  • new outfits! I have to step my fashion game up to rock this honey!! 

The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.  – Source

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Giveaway | Would You Like a JORD Wood Watch?

I’ve partnered with Jord Wood Watches to give my readers a great opportunity for a $100 eGift Card towards your own watch. Also, just for entering you will receive and $25 eGift Card (great offer).  

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Remember I mentioned that my husband also has a Jord Watch? Well, check out both sets of men and women watches. It’s always more fun to wear his and her anything if you can! 

The giveaway will close 03/05/2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 05/31/2017. 

CLICK HERE to enter the Giveaway


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Build Authority & Boost Creditability Book Giveaway

We are living in a time where many people desire to be entrepreneurs. They are following their dreams at all cost. I love that!

Although, there nothing wrong with starting a business – there are some things that can help you in the beginning stages that you’d rather learn now versus later.


Branding is more than having a logo and putting it on everything. It’s what your company represents & how you make people feel. You are a brand and you may not even realize it.

I recently read Build Authority Boost Creditability in one sitting. Yes, it was a quick read but so informative. Jamillah Rahmaad, did not cut corners or fill you up with frilly words. She gets to the point with specific ways and action plans to befriend your brand.

I’m sure you’ve heard a few things about branding and how important it is, but here are

3 Big Reasons Why I Will Keep this Book Downloaded:

  1. Keeps it simple but clear – she explains what branding is and how you can become a pro at when you are starting out. If you do these things, you will build an engaged community and have a tribe that supports you.
  2. List – she gives 4-6 list that will keep you in check when you are planning certain aspects of your business. If you sit and write these things out, you will be able to clearly see where you are and desire to go.
  3. PR examples – Everyone can’t hire a PR person or even write a press release. Jamillah, not only explains what a Press Release actually is, she walks you through all the things that should be included in yours and why. She includes at least 3 real life examples of press releases that have worked and gotten results.

How Did I Read this Book so Quickly?

Remember, I said she gets right to the point! Also, this dynamic read is an eBook! So, you can download it and pull it up when you need a branding & pr refresher.

How would you like to read it for free? Well, I am giving one of you the opportunity. All you need to do is comment below on how branding & pr would help you in your business or personal pursuits!

Let me give you a preview of what you’re in for with Build Authority Boost Creditability:

The one thing that stood out to me is the brand assessment check list. There are 17 things on here that help you assess your efforts in constructing influence in your industry.

Once you are able to check off each item – you are on your way to being a credible resource in whatever industry you desire to pursue.


I can’t show you the list, you have to get the eBook to read it or enter the giveaway! The giveaway will end in 1 week (9/29)




[$100 Netflix Giveaway] 5 Romantic “Netflix & Chill” Movies for Valentine’s Day

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It seems like “Netflix & Chill” is the latest term being used when you want to relax on any given day with your special someone.

I’ve had Netflix for about two years and my family and I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. My children enjoy it for many reasons:

  • We cut our cable to save money, but they can still see their favorite shows.
  • They can decide when they watch them & watch a whole season.
  • They are introduced to new shows & movies they normally wouldn’t see.
  • 3 children, 3 different ages. It has them all covered.

Now for the Lovers:

I enjoy going on Netflix when I am working. I like to put on a movie and let it play. I’ve seen so many documentaries, love stories and full length series! I never binged watched anything until I started watching Orange is the New Black!

It didn’t take long for me to soon realize, that’s the way it should be – all the episodes right there when you are ready. I love that there are no commercials or 7 days between the next episode. I can pause it when my children call my name and press play when I’m ready get quiet and relax.

With Valentine’s Day sneaking up on us, the lover in me can’t help but think about my favorite “Love Movies” Honestly, if a movie is just ok, I never have to see it again. But if I love a movie, I can watch it like it’s the first time.

Here are a Few of My Romantic Favorites:

  • Love Jones – I can’t count how many times I’ve seen this movie, but I know it word for word. This movie! This movie! This movie!! If you’ve ever had a “Love Jones” then you already know!
  • Love & Basketball – I enjoyed this movie because of the story. I loved this movie because Maxwell sang on the soundtrack.
  • The Notebook – This story is so romantic. It can make you angry, happy, hopeful and in love all in two hours. The Notebook ( & Love Jones) really make you grateful for the love of your life.
  • The Lake House – I was on pins and needles this entire movie. It goes back and forth between the past and current times. It also makes you think how your life happens and everyday choices we make concerning love. Are you with, who you’re meant to be with?
  • Beyond the Lights – Although this movie came out in 2014, I loved it. I even shed a tear at the screening. I really admire people that follow their heart to be with the one they “really” love. When someone “sees” you, it’s priceless.

These are just a few favorites of mine and I’m sure you have your own grand list. Just in case you are snowed in or decide to relax with your love on Valentine’s Day, here’s a great giveaway for a $100 Netflix Giftcard.

With Netflix averaging around $9.99 a month, that’s about 10 months of romantic movies whenever you want to “Netflix & Chill!”

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I’ve partnered with some great bloggers for this giveaway, so please be sure to visit their pages to see what movies they enjoy. You might find a new favorite!

Natural Hair

Heatless Curls with Creme of Nature Argan Oil Line & Big Giveaway

I was delighted when I was asked to try the new Creme of Nature Argan Oil Line. I was even more delighted that I could give a lucky reader the chance to experience this line as well.

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The line is amazing! I opened the box of goodies and felt like I won the lottery. They have every aspect of the hair process from shampoo to styling complete!

Since I’ve cut my hair, I’ve found a way to wear my hair very curly without adding heat. I tried this line and my hair came out defined and very moisturized. Check out the outcome & enter the giveaway below.

Giveaway Rules:

1. Subscribe to BernettaStyle Youtube Channel
2. Share this video
3. Comment below on what style you like to try with these products

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The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and the winner will receive a package from Cream of Nature including:

  • Pure-Licious Co-Wash
  • Argan Buttermilk
  • Pudding Perfection
  • Butter-Licious Curls
  • Twirling Custard

Have you ever tried Creme of Nature Argan Oil Line? What’s your favorite product in the line?


Follow this hashtag #CelebrateYourCurls on social media to see other women who are loving this line!

UPDATE: Winners are Tasha W. & Carlotta E. Congrats Ladies!

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Disney’s The Good Dinosaur Trailer, Giveaway & 5 Ways Life Would Different w/ Dinosaurs

Who doesn’t live for a great Disney animated movie? My kids know about these movies before I do. Last Sunday, my family and I were at Chili’s and they have computers on the tables. My daughter asked can she watch a movie but it turned out, it was the trailer for The Good Dinosaur which opens on November 25th.

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

I believe life would be completely different if dinosaurs still roamed the earth:

  • We might have them as pets
  • They probably would be an attraction at the zoo.
  • I am sure someone would have figured out how to cook a good “Dino” chili!
  • Men would probably go hunting dinosaurs as a sport instead of deers.
  • Small dinosaurs would probably be pets!

If dinosaurs would have still roamed the earth, we would have figured out a way to share with the earth with them. Although, it would be pretty interesting I’m sure.

More Good News & Giveaways

MomCo, which helps connect moms with other moms in their community based on proximity and commonalities for all the friendship support they need has partnered with Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR starting today for a giveaway!


MomCo has come up with some great ways for all moms and kids to celebrate the upcoming movie while doing what they love…spending time with friends. There will be 3 phases and they all involve giveaways!

What will moms and kids do? Download some printables/activities from their app and website, have playdates with your friends, take pictures, and post them on social media. Simply put…have fun with your friends and children.

  • 1st giveaway 11/4/15-11/13/15– Celebrate MomCo and Disney/Pixar Partnership
  • 2nd giveaway 11/14/15-11/24/15 – Have a playdate to celebrate the upcoming release of THE GOOD DINOSAUR
  • 3rd giveaway 11/25/15-12/31/15 – Have a playdate to celebrate the release and Opening Weekend of THE GOOD DINOSAUR


How can you get involved and enter the giveaways?

Download the MomCo app! Go to the giveaway section and enter the Disney giveaways. Read the directions in each giveaway for more details. And make sure you are using #GoodDino hash tag!

What can you win?

You can win a gift certificate to the Disney store and loads of The Good Dinosaur stuff. Check the MomCo app for details!

See what people are saying about The Good Dinosaur on social media:

Like THE GOOD DINOSAUR on Facebook: 
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Do you plan on seeing The Good Dinosaur?

Event Recap

Big Beauty Giveaway & Ooooh What Fun I Had at the Family Dollar Fabulous Event

I am still pinching myself from the event with Family Dollar in early October. I was one of the lucky bloggers that were selected to attend a 2 day Family Dollar Fabulous Beauty event here in Atlanta.

October 6th and 7th were two full days that left me exhausted, in a good way.

This was the 3rd year Family Dollar has put on this event, and this was also the biggest and first time in Atlanta. Each year it has more than doubled in attendance of brands and collaborations with blogger/vloggers.


I was apart of 42 beauty & lifestyle bloggers from not only Atlanta, but across the country, that met with 18 brand managers that all have their products in Family Dollars across America.

Family Dollar Tour and a Coke!

First, I was running late! Honestly, I stopped for a hot chocolate and because of morning traffic, it knocked me 20 minutes off of my route. I was so afraid I was going to get left but thanks to God and my Fast & Furious driving skills, I made it just in time.


Our first day started at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead. We loaded a huge charter bus and headed to tour a Family Dollar in Atlanta. We were able to see the products they actually carry along with their new clothing line, Just Be.

It was great because for the individuals that didn’t regularly shop at Family Dollar for beauty products, were able to see the selection they carry.


After touring Family Dollar, we were treated to a VIP experience tour at The World of Coca Cola. I have been to the WCC before, but this time I was actually treated like a VIP!

A great surprise at the end of the tour was a grand lunch in the dining room of The World of Coca Cola.


At this event we talked about Family Dollar’s partnership with Coke and how this can work for bloggers. They were interested to hear where we think this industry is going and how it effects women of color in media.

Brands, Brands, & More Brands . . .

After leaving Coca-Cola, we headed back to the Intercontinental Hotel and who knew the treat we were in for. Once we were given clearance to enter our section of the hotel, we walked around that corner with our mouths wide open (or it could have been just me).

The set up was nothing short of beautiful and very detailed. They left no stone uncovered. We were first given huge suitcases filled with goodies. The suitcases were also given to us because they knew we would eventually be given SO MUCH SWAG, that we would need help carrying it all.


The remainder of the afternoon was spent meeting with the brands one-on-one. We were teamed up with a partner, but I was a lucky gem because it was 3 of us! We had 30 minutes with each brand, which gave both parties enough time to talk about ourselves and learn more.

You were able to make a human connection with the brands and learn exclusively what the products actually do for you and why they’re sold in Family Dollar.

On Day 2 we completed our one-on-one with the 18 brands and also enjoyed an all star celebrity panel that included; Chili of TLC, and Johnny Wright (First Lady Michelle Obama’s hair stylist).


The gave us an insight into the moment they realized their true fabulousness!

We ended this event with a concert from Tank! Can you say OMG! I met him at the Essence Festival last year, but I can tell he didn’t remember me. Tank was so funny and comfortable on stage. His performance had us swooning hard and singing along with every song.



Family Dollar is more than just a place for detergent and school supplies. It’s a place that sells quality beauty items that actually can complete with the major players out there.

Family Dollar prices their items  because they understand that although you desire to purchase things and a comparable price, you still desire & deserve to be FABULOUS.


Over these two days, I learned about products I had never heard of, LA Colors, which is now my favorite new lip gloss/stick.

I also received the opportunity to meet with brands that I use every week, Cantu, which works great on my twist outs.


I was able to meet bloggers I’ve only seen on social media and get to make an in person connection with them.


I received more swag at this event in 2 days, that I’ve received in my bloggering career! I have so many products that I honestly feel guilty keeping it all. I enjoy giving and gifting things to people, especially when they don’t expect it.

If you watched my instagram video, you will see a lot of the great products.


Now it’s your turn to get a piece of this giveaway. All you have do comment below with two big things:

    1. Where you live (your city)
    2. What do you buy the most at Family Dollar

** This contest will run for 2 weeks. 10/31 – 11/14 **

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Natural Hair

Crochet Wig Giveaway

Raise your hands high if you enjoy a good protective style? Over the last two years, Crochet styles have taken the natural hair movement by storm. Now women are venturing into crochet wigs to give their hair underneath a break.

** Read: My First Crochet Wig W/ Curlkalon Hair **

Honestly, I wanted to create a wig for myself because I wanted to doctor on my own hair. I wanted to be able to fully moisturize it, deep condition it weekly but still rock a crochet look.

After watching countless Youtube videos, whaaaalaaa, I created my own.

I love this texture because it was so similar to my own. It’s the Freetess Island Twist in 1B. In this picture, I was able to twist the front of my hair and leave it out. It was a perfect blend. Crochet_wig_eshakti_Bernettastyle On a separate occasion, I left and entire side of my hair out and pinned it up to the side. People were asking me about my hair all night (and my dress).

Now my friend Tosha, is the first person I actually  made a wig for. I used the same hair (Freetress Island Twist 1b) on her and she looked great in it. After I created one for her and many for myself, I started getting multiple request for wigs. 11825849_10206398131743824_8832242143298447963_n So now it’s your turn to own your own Crochet Wig!! I am feeling generous and it’s so much better to give than receive – which is why I am giving away a brand NEW FREETRESS ISLAND TWIST CROCHET WIG!!

I call her Abigail! 

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Event Recap Reviews/Recaps

[Atlanta Giveaway] Win a Painting With A Twist Complimentary Session

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As a parent, we live for the hugs, kisses and quality time with our children – but there is nothing wrong with looking forward to date night with your spouse or a girls night out with your friends.

Both events allow us to recharge, renew and reconnect outside of parenthood:

Date Night:

After a few years, dinner and a movie becomes the norm for most couples (parents). Get out of that rut and try something different. Painting with a Twist will allow you to talk and laugh the entire night with that someone special. Also, you will have something to take home to show how much fun you had. You might even find a new passion or talent.


Girls Night Out:

Most GNO’s consist of ladies sitting at table, a friend’s house or some event drinking included with a lot of laughter. Well, you can still do that at Painting with a Twist. You can bring your favorite wine but also bring a little creativity. You and your friends can still enjoy each others company while creating a master piece at the same time.


As I just mentioned, one of the new places you can do this at is Painting with a Twist in Buckhead (Atlanta). They are having the Grand Opening Wednesday, April 1st but the studio is open for business as of today, Wednesday, March 25th. 

“The new studio is designed to provide guests with a fun night out and a chance to escape from reality. We are offering lighthearted entertainment that merges creativity and a social gathering where friends come together to create memorable pieces of artwork.” says Amanda (Owner)

Giveaway Time

I am excited that I will be in attendance for the Grand Opening and can’t wait to paint my masterpiece! I might give it to my husband…. well, maybe the kids! I would love for a lucky reader to experience this same fun, so I am hosting a giveaway worth $35 for one complimentary painting session. Please enter below and once the winner is chosen, Painting with a Twist will mail your prize.

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Cool Fact

In keeping with the founders’ fundraising roots, Painting with a Twist of Buckhead is passionate about supporting their local community. With the Painting with a Purpose program, Painting with a Twist of Buckhead donates 50 percent of their proceeds to local organizations and charities.

Painting with a Twist of Buckhead, located at 2140 Peachtree Rd. NW in Brookwood Square, is open during scheduled class times and holds office hours Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.. The studio can be reached at (404) 975-3423.

Keep up with everything new on their social media channels: FacebookInstagram & Twitter

Event Recap

[Giveaway/Free Ticket] Act Like a Success Conference Will Be Life Changing

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Have you read Steve Harvey’s latest book, Act Like a Success Think Like a Success? If you haven’t, it is life changing.

I am one of those lifetime fans of Steve Harvey. I have watched him as a comedian, actor (Steve Harvey Show), host (Apollo), radio show host, author, game show host, and motivational speaker. It’s amazing what he continues to do with brand partnerships in addition to his foundation.

When I drive to work every morning, I listen to him give great advice to his readers on relationships, goals and finances. God has blessed his life, and it’s so obvious. Steve Harvey is like the uncle I wish I had! Uncle Steve!! Nephew Tommy is so lucky!

Act Like a Success

Well, he may not be my Uncle, but I am just as lucky to be a blogger for his first Act Like A Success Conference March 6-8 in Washington, DC. When I saw him speak at the Essence Festival along side Lisa Nichols, I was blown away. I felt like he was talking to me, telling me to JUMP right into my dream. So, when this conference was announced – I had to find a way to be in the building. The way God saw fit, I’m going as a blogger! Which means, I get to get the golden nuggets and share them with you!

Speaking of Golden Nuggets, here are a few jewels I look forward to hearing about: 

Personal Success

  • Relationships
  • Finances
  • Life Balance
  • Career growth
  • Living a purposeful life.

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Networking,
  • Operations and
  • Foundational strategies to grow a sustainable business.

The lineup of speakers and presenters is phenomenal including people like:

  • Steve Harvey
  • Paul C. Brunson
  • Lisa Nichols
  • Patricia Washington
  • Dr.Laura Berman
  • Doreen Rainey
  • Christine St. Vil

If you want to attend the conference or just want the full details of the conference, you can register at 


You can enter for ONE FREE TICKET here on (this ticket is covers the conference and not travel or hotel accommodations)

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