The weekend has now come to an end and as usual I am not happy about it. Lol! This past weekend I had a lot planned with my friends birthday, to my desperate need of a good brunch aannd getting my hands on some Fenty Beauty. I did end my weekend on a positive note with having an early Sunday dinner with my better half!
So lets get right to it!
P H I L & D E R E K ‘ S
My close friend Ronda is really into make-up like she’s damn near a pro! I knew that she would definitely be down to go try on some Fenty Beauty at Sephora this past weekend. She then suggested we do brunch before, and then go and get our lives with this new make-up line Rhianna just launched. I wanted to try a new place, but then I was like nah I haven’t had my Phil and Derek’s fix in a while! And of course Ronda was down!
Phil and Derek’s is absolutely the best! Did I mention it is black owned as well?! For $30 you can get a Southern Style Brunch Buffet WITH bottomless mimosas. I remember my first time going to this place was when it was located near Westhiemer, and over time it got so popular that if you did not make it by 12pm you were not going to get seated. Luckily the owner moved to a bigger space, with a FULL bar (the old location was a wine bar only), a patio, and a DJ who keeps the place jumpin’! Phil and Derek’s is easily in my top 5 favorite places to brunch in Houston!
*Random Fact(s): If you are in a party of 3 or more they will bring you carafes of mimosas at a time! Also we went at 12pm on Saturday and their was literally no wait! Just make sure your entire party is there to be seated. 🙂
F E N T Y B E A U T Y
So if you know me I’m pretty sure you’re shocked I was even interested in this because make-up is not something that I’ve always been in to. Honestly, this is still very new for me I still don’t get into the all that contouring, because first of all I SWEAT and I don’t have time for that lol. It just SEEMS like a lot! Right now I’m using Clinique and I love it, but I wanted to try something new. I was originally looking into ‘Make-up Forever’ foundation however, I was scared that it would have been TOO natural for me (I need coverage lol). So then walaaaa I saw Rhianna was releasing her make-up line! I really adore Rhianna she is hilarious, she’s a boss, and I enjoy her music…but listen when I saw ‘Trophy Wife’ I fell in love! So my friend and I went to try on some of her products at Sephora, and I absolutely went crazy. I am actually ashamed at how much I spent!
I bought the Pro Filter Foundation, Matchstix Almond, Trophy Wife Killawat Highlight, and the highlight brush. See I told you I kind of lost my mind! I’m loving the products so far. The foundation is light weight, and it has the perfect coverage for me! The highlight is everything and my matchstix looks really nice on my complexion. Overall I’m pleased. I probably could have gotten a cheaper brush…but I’m extra.
B A R L O U I E
Okay, so I’ve been to Bar Louie before in Dallas, but I do not remember it being so cheap! I also don’t remember what I ate or if I even enjoyed it. A lot of places I’m going to be blogging about are places I have been to before, only because I never captured anything. I’m trying to be a little more consistent, and I feel that I’ve cheated you guys out of so many great places! Bar Louie is definitely a place I cheated you guys out of. Bar Louie is a cool, chill spot, and I believe they have live music on Fridays and Saturdays!
Bar Louie has a happy hour that is Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. They also have brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm with $2 mimosas! Thank me laterrr!
If you haven’t been to Phil & Derek’s for brunch or just a random dinner on a Thursday night you are definitely missing out! Also, check out Fenty Beauty at Sephora! The good thing about Sephora is they give out samples, and they accept returns as long as the products are more than half full. And don’t forget about Bar Louie! I went to the Sugarland location, but they also have one in the Willowbrook area! Let me know what you guys decide to try!