The Beauty And The Mazda 6 Beast

Have you ever rented a car and fallen in love with it? Have you ever taken a car on test drive and didn’t want to give it back? Well join my club #TeamMazda6 because that’s exactly what happened to me when I borrowed the Mazda 6 for a week from Drive Shop USA.

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My good friend and fellow blogger boo Toya were invited to our friend’s wedding in Detroit. We were super excited and ready to take the city by storm. But somehow life got in the way and we were only able to make a day trip instead of a full on girls weekend.

Anywho, our day started at dark thirty on Sunday morning. We loaded the car with our clothes for the wedding and headed out for a 4 hour drive.

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Who knew the trunk was big enough to fit all our girly stuff and then some inside? The ride was smoother than I expected and the gas mileage was pretty good too. Although the drive was 4 hours, the time seemed to fly by listening to all the music stations on the XM Radio. We sang, we laughed and we drove.

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As we entered the mid point in Indiana, we realized the time difference that we forgot about. OMG…we both yelled, “we’re going to be late.”

Late was not an option because we still had to get dressed and freshen up. To avoid being tardy for the party, I may or may not have given a gas pedal a little extra tap of the toe.

I wasn’t worried because the Mazda 6 has some great safety features. If you veer off to the side, the car makes a slight buzzing noise to alarm you. And the driver can see the speed limit and if they’re inside the lane with a special dashboard screen. Plus you can see cars as they pass you by in the side-view mirror to avoid that dreaded blind spot. But wait…there’s more. There’s a backup camera, hands free Bluetooth setup and driver controls on the steering wheel to avoid any unwanted distractions.

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Although the speedometer read extra fast the drive was still super smooth. We arrived just in time to get dressed but not at the facility. We had to improvise because the wedding was outdoors at a harbor. So we did the next best thing and got dressed in the back seat.

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Yaass…the Mazda 6 has a back seat area that’s big enough to change clothes in case of an emergency. And yes, this was truly an emergency.

To my surprise we made it in the nick of time. We got seated 5 minutes before the wedding started.

The wedding was beautiful and the reception was so much fun. I’m so glad we arrived on time with a few minutes to spare.

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I’m so glad we had the opportunity to experience the Mazda 6. It was so much more than I expected and I was sad to give it back. One can only hope to have a car that’s smooth, sleek and sexy on the next girl’s trip!

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Thank you to Mazda and Drive Shop USA. The road trip to Detroit was amazing to say the least! This beauty loved driving the Mazda 6…it’s a beast!

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The Beauty of a Good Deal With Groupon Coupon

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good deal. I love a good discount especially on health and beauty products. Just in case you didn’t know, I have a crush on makeup, an affection for skincare and a love affair for saving money on my favorite products! I’m addicted. So when I came across Groupon Coupons, I was giddy like a teenage girl who’s secret crush just asked her out.

Now that I’ve discovered the Groupon Coupon goldmine, I had to share it with my Beauty Scholars! Not only can you get coupons on health beauty but you can also get deals on travel, electronics, home and groceries too.

Groupon Coupons is OMGenius! I can also get coupons based on where I live and takeout too! I don’t know about you but I’m signed up. And just in case you’re wondering, it’s free! You can sign up today and get your couponing on.

Here are a few of my favorite deals:

  • Bath and Body Works has 50% off retired fragrances and you can get an extra 20% off coupon
  • Ulta 50% off Living Proof Blowout
  • Victoria’s Secret has several coupons
  • has so many to choose from

So what are you waiting for? Head over to Groupon Coupons now find your favorite brands and deals. Happy Saving!

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Building My Tribe


I have some exciting news I want to share! I have been selected to be 1 out of 15 Ambassadors for Nikki Woods Media! Nikki is a Multi-media personality who’s an expert in her field. She’s an Author, Personal Branding Coach, Social Media Maven and the Sr. Producer on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She’s been a mentor in my head and now I have the opportunity to learn from her and represent her brand in real life! This is an amazing opportunity and I’m so ready to take my brand to the next level.


As I start this journey, I need a favor from you. (Don’t worry, it’s an easy task) Be part of my tribe! Please follow and support my social media channels as I expand my brand. I want to share this adventure with you. Watch me work, watch me grow, watch me build my legacy.

Click on the links to my social media channels…

Twitter: @abeautyscarlet

Facebook: Beauty School Scarlet

Instagram: @abeautyscarlet

Periscope: @abeautyscarlet

Blog: Beauty School Scarlet

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As part of my tribe, I’ll need you to comment and share when you read, see or hear something you like. This is important because the more exposure I get, the faster we grow as a tribe! So let’s get to work and this party started. The only way that we can grow is if we help one another.


Now, if you want to build your reach, expand your brand, get media coverage, write a book or become a speaker, listen up because Nikki has something in store for you. Announcing #Spotlight2016; a conference created to get your brand in the spotlight! If you need more information or you want to attend the conference use my link. >>> Hurry because tickets are selling fast!



I hope to see you at ‪#‎Spotlight2016‬! ‪#‎NWMAmbassador‬

Thanks in advance and welcome to my tribe! Let me know how I can return the favor and be of service to you! 


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Unconventional Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Give gifts with love, meaning and a little beauty. Bae will appreciate the time and effort you put in to giving her gifts that keep on giving.

Fashion With Meaning: Intelligence is Sexy and so is Bae! Gift her this #ImBeautyInspired Empowerment Tee to show and tell her how much you adore her mind.

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Empower Her to Journal: #ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations will encourage her to embrace her inner beauty and apply more self-love. She’ll be inspired, motivated and ready to slay with a new and improved love for self.


Beauty Tips & Tricks: If she’s a product junkie then this e-book will be a hit. #ImBeautyInspired The Secret Guide to Flawless Tricks & Beauty Treats offers insight to the expert as well as the the novice. Plus every product junkie knows you can never learn or know enough about beauty.

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Affirm: The #ImBeautyInspired Heart Shaped Compact Mirror is filled with powerful affirmations. Remind Bae that she’s smart, she’s strong and she’s beautiful every time she looks in her mirror.

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These gifts may not be your typical Valentine’s Day gifts. But guess what? You’re not the typical guy. Say it with love, inspire her mind and empower her life with these gifts that keep on giving. #ImBeautyInspired

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Anniversary of #ImBeautyInspired

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Give the gift that keeps on giving with the book that the Iconic Leader of Feminism Gloria Steinem endorsed!

Gloria Steinem endorses #ImBeautyInspiredI’m celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my very first published book #ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations! And I want you to join the celebration with 20% off your book purchase! Use the coupon code: Celebrate1yr Dec. 18th – Dec. 31st. MUAH and thanks for your continued support! >>Head over to the Beauty Scholar Book Shop to order now!<<


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Fashion to Inspire & Motivate You

Don’t just say it with words; say it with fashion! Introducing #ImBeautyInspired Empowerment Tees. This is fashion to inspire and motivate you to wear how you feel with a positive message!

Get involved:

  1. Order your Empowerment Tee – #ImBeautyInspired Empowerment Tees
  2. Take a photo wearing it
  3. Share it on social media using the hashtag #ImBeautyInspired
  4. Tell your followers why you love your tee and where to find it
  5. Tag and follow me on Twitter and Instagram and I’ll share your photo!

#ImBeautyInspired to promote positivity and empowerment….aren’t you? 

Beauty is Balance #ImBeautyInspired Embrace Your Inner Nerd #ImBeautyInspired Intelligence is Sexy #ImBeautyInspired Beauty Equation #ImBeautyInspired 100% #ImBeautyInspired I'm Beautiful #ImBeautyInspired I'm Fearless #ImBeautyInspired

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Newly Released Inspirational Beauty Book Gets a Nod From Iconic Feminist Leader Gloria Steinem

Newly released on Amazon and the authors website, #ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations! gets attention from readers and icons alike.

#ImBeautyInspired abeauyscarlet_3d copyChicago, IL – August 24, 2015 – Written to inspire 12 to 25 year-olds to greater self-esteem, a new book by author Renee Bolton gets some impressive attention. Her newly released book uses the avenue of inner beauty to help young readers overcome damaging societal messages. In support of that message, a tweet from iconic feminist leader Gloria Steinem on August 11th shouts, “Looking for an empowering book for your teenager? Check out #ImBeautyInspired: A Keepsake Journal @abeautyscArlet”. At Steinem’s inspiration, Bolton joins the battle cry and incites a movement that empowers young women and girls.


Headed by seven quotes coupled with seven bits of wisdom each chapter of #ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations! inspires readers. Working in tandem as a keepsake journal, the book is an interactive way to teach a good self-image. Each affirmation leads to a call-to-action for the reader to journal their private thoughts on each motivational subject. Centered around beauty chapters cover strength, courage, wisdom, inspiration, motivation, dreams and self-love.

The new author and abuse survivor said of the empowerment beauty book, “I wrote seven chapters because seven is the number of completion. When my readers complete the book they’ll have a better appreciation of their own inner beauty. I want them to have a greater understanding of who they are and what they can confidently offer the world. With their journal entries we can do that together in a united, compassionate way.”

Bolton has partnered with the YWCA of Chicago and will donate 10% of the proceeds of every book purchased via

For more information visit Click below to purchase the book on Amazon.

About Scarlet Beauty Media:

Scarlet Beauty Media is based in Chicago, Illinois and was founded by author and entrepreneur, Renee Bolton. With fifteen years in the beauty industry, Bolton is an abuse survivor dedicated to enriching the lives of young women and girls by giving them the inspiration to embrace a good self-image.


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What is #ImBeautyInspired?

What is #ImBeautyInspired?

“#ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations!” is a book that empowers women and young girls to embrace their inner beauty and apply more self-love.

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It’s not just any book. It’s an interactive book with quotes, affirmations and a call to action for the reader to journal their thoughts. The book contains seven quotes with seven chapters; because seven is the number of completion. After reading the book, the reader will have a better appreciation for inner beauty and a greater understanding of self-love.


#ImBeautyInspired is the start of a movement to inspire change with the world’s view on beauty. And I’m ready to make a difference one quote and affirmation at a time!

Join the movement and purchase a book at The Beauty Scholar Store. Or book me for a workshop or speaking engagement:


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#ImBeautyInspired to Start a Movement!

On December 18, 2014, I published my first book, “#ImBeautyInspired a Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations!” And today, I am asking for your support.


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My book empowers women and young girls to embrace their inner beauty. It’s an interactive book with quotes, affirmations and a call to action for her to journal her thoughts and allow her inner beauty to collide with her outer beauty.


It’s the start of a movement to inspire change with the world’s view on beauty. We need more role models to depict positive images. I can’t do this alone but together we can make a difference!

Please share, spread the word and let’s #breaktheinternet with a positive message! “#ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Beauty Quotes & Affirmations” is available on Amazon. Thank you in advance for your support! MUAH



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#ImBeautyInspired What About You?


So I’ve been a little busy and missing in action for a while but it’s definitely for a good reason. I am excited to announce the completion of my upcoming book, “#ImBeautyInspired a Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations!” The release date will be around December 15, 2014. I wrote this book because I want to empower young women and girls to embrace beauty from the inside out. I want them to understand, “beauty is not in the eye of the beholder; beauty is in the mind of the beholder!”

#ImBeautyInspired is not just a keepsake journal of beauty quotes and affirmations; it is a movement to empower young women and girls to embrace their inner beauty. It all started with my passion for writing and my love for beauty. After many years of questioning what’s my purpose in life, I created my blog Beauty School Scarlet.

The blog started with product reviews and a focus on outer beauty but I soon realized that inspiration for inner beauty was missing. So I began looking for daily beauty quotes to inspire my community of followers and soon discovered quotes about inner beauty were limited so I began to write my own.


As soon as I shared the first couple of beauty quotes, I received an overwhelming response of positive feedback. It was then I realized I needed to write a book to inspire young women and girls. And that was how #ImBeautyInspired was created.

However, I have not stopped there; I have also created an eight-week afterschool program for young girls and teens to empower them to embrace beauty from the inside out. The young women and girls of today have embraced a negative self-image courtesy of role models in T.V. music and sometimes their home life. I believe that it is up to women of influence, etiquette and self-confidence to spread and teach the positive lesson of what it means to truly embrace their unique inner beauty. This program is designed to help address specific problems to solve confidence with peer pressure through interactive seminars, guest role models, and hands on beauty DIY’s along with confidence building. This will help to ensure that the girls feel significant, valued, reassured, in control and worthy. It offers her a chance to be heard and gain praise as well as recognition.

I’m currently looking to partner with schools, churches and afterschool programs to make this program a nationwide success. If you are interested in learning more information about the #imbeautyinspired program, you can email me at

This is not something that I can accomplish alone; I need your help! The power of word of mouth is great but the power of social media is greater! Please join me in the #ImBeautyInspired movement starting with Twitter, FB and IG – follow me and use the hash tag #ImBeautyInspired to share how beauty inspires you! For example…#ImBeautyInspired because I am fearless!

Next, share the movement with your friends and family and be sure to tell them to share with their connections too. Together, we can make a difference and empower young women and girls to embrace their inner beauty and become their very own celebrity!

Feel free to take pictures and videos as well but make sure you always use the hash tag #ImBeautyInspired. There will be twitter chats schedule in the future along with more things to come. #ImBeautyInspired because I have you in my life to support this movement! Thank you in advance!




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