Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, New Me

Okay lovies first of all I want to wish you all a SAFE, HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. Please, in whatever you do tonight, be safe!

Today I purchased some grapseed oil and rose water. New year=new products!

But on the real, I have learned a lot this past year! This year has been a rough year for me in many different aspects and I am determined to take control of my life and make 2009 the best year ever! I have a lot that I would like to change in my life and I plan on doing it step by step. I will share a few of my ideas with you all but the rest are so special to me, I feel if I reveal it I may jinx it!

In 2009, I will be the best I can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. I have a great man in my life and I intend on keeping him. He has been my rock through everything life has thrown at us and I love him forever. We have seen 3 New Years together and I plan on seeing many more.

I also plan on becoming healthier. I want to lose 20 pounds and maintain my weight from there. I love my figure and I love my thickness and I am glad I am proportioned well, because people always are shocked I want to lose so much weight, but it is necessary. I love to cook and love food in general and I realize diets are not for me, but I will learn how to maintain my weight with the foods I love.

I plan on continuing to grow my hair, healthy and long and strong. I have a goal of BraStrapLength but I just want to be happy with it! I want to incorporate more natural products into my regimen and so that will further contribute to my love of spending money! LOL

I want to further my education and also look into another job. I loe the one I am at but financially I need more. I have goals in life that I must achieve and whether ya'll wanna believe it or not, MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND...tell em you heard it from me!

All in all I want to live my life to the fullest and take every opportunity that comes my way to enhance the life I lead. LIVE.LEARN.LOVE is my philosophy. My advice to you all is to make the best of your life and continue to just be a better you!


Monday, December 29, 2008

To Braid or Not to Braid

Okay ya'll I love me some braids! They are a very easy style for me and it really helps my hair to grow! I want to re-braid my hair to help me stretch longer but I have a few issues. Help me out please!

-Protective style (ends)
-Keeps heat outta my head
-Affordable, considering I do it myself
-Wash and go

-I like my braids tight and neat, therefore will not help me on my goal of thickening up my edges
-Once the braids are out and I am detangling, there is so much shed hair and I can't tell if it is normal or excessive
-I hate the time it takes to put it in and take it out
-I notice alot of splits afterwards

So what you think!?!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another Product Review...its just that goooood I have seen this in my fav Beauty Supply Store (BSS) over and over again. Everytime I see it I pick it up, examine the ingredients, re-examine making sure i didn't bypass mineral oil and petroleum, then I put it down and say "maybe next time." Well Friday, i went to my BSS and decided I had to have it!

For those who know me from BHM, ya'll know I haaaaaaaaaate sealing my hair (after moisturizing hair, one should seal it in with an oil)! Its not that hard to do, ubt most oils make my hair feel heavy and I don't like that. I love for my hair to be light and have a nice swing to it! Well, after trying evoo, castor oil, and doogro...I ran into kemi oyl (which i love and will do a review on another day) and then Friday I bought Jamaican Mango & Lime Island Oil!
~Nice citrus, yet sweet scent
~Nozzle as a top to help control the amount that comes out (easy for when applying to scalp when in braids {not the same top pictured above})
~Doesn't leave my hair greasy or overly shiny
~Good price (3.99-4.99)
~kind of runny (but thats what helps keep it light and makes it perfect)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Product Review

I absolutely love this leave in!

~it smells great
~its lightweight
~it coats the ends well

~so far NONE

How I use it:
~I apply it on freshly washed hair (ends only) after my spray leave ins
~Apply it nightly on my ends (dry hair) then seal with some random oil in my possession!

This D@mn Rinse

WTF. I used Clairols Semi Permanent Rinse Beautiful Collections in Jet Black....and the verdict....


The thing is tho, it isn't because it isn't a good dye/rinse but more so because the color I have on my ends is from a permanent dye! I guess when I am really ready to change the color of my hair, I will get it done professionally again!

I did a great DC last night with Silk Elements Mega Milk Moisture Treatment and ladies, let me tell hair was soft as B-U-T-T-E-R and smelled like Victoria Secret something! I dusted my ends a tad today!

well basically nothing new has happened with my hair, but I have tried to refrain from using my flat iron and so far so good! I am loving my hair, even at almost 8 weeks post!

TTYL lovies

Friday, December 26, 2008

I am dying my hair...

JET BLACK tonight!

I hope my ends take to the color this time!

I am using clairol beautiful collections in jet black! I may sit under a dryer to help speed up the process!

I will def post a pic later!

BTW i am craving pizza like a prego lady craves all things delicious!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

How was your Christmas?

Mine was great! My aunt and cousin was here from Jamaica, and my other cousin (the genius creator of came to visit from New York. All in all, 1/4 of my family (17 people present for dinner today) came together for a GREAT dinner, singing, laughter, prayer, and pure entertainment and merriment!

I got a few gifts, but being with everyoe made today really special! Now, I will wait for New Years to arrive! I'm soooo ready for 2009!

*My new piercing is doing great! Today it was pretty itchy but a in al things are good! My hair is doing well and I am pleased with the growth! Stay tuned for a product review!

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas lovies, i hope you have a great day!

I wrote a whole long post and it got deleted! I don't have time to redo it all! I'm making lasagna and macn cheese to bring to my gramma's house for dinner

I will post pics of my holiday hair later

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


It's officially Christmas Eve ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so not ready for Christmas this year but I am still semi-excited

I hope all of you lovely ladies and gents have a great holiday!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Next Hair Change...Color!

I kinda wanna dye my hair jet black! I love my hair color and its so different, according to most people, but I have an obsession with jet black hair
*Its shinier
*It appears healthier
*It looks sexy in my opinion
*I love the uniformed color

But for some reason I am scared to lose the color I have now, maybe b/c I have no idea how I will achieve it again!
Oh well! I will make a decision by the time I relax my hair again! Any suggestions are welcome!

I did it...Piercing pics

It was practically painless!!!!! I love my new piercing! It was so easy, and I wanted to get my other one done but working with a headset on 8 hours a day is breeding room for infection so i needed a free ear!

This Weather

One day its warm, next day its cold...correction Frreeeeeeeeeeeezing! I have a cold now so I need to sleep more so I can make it through 8 hours at work!

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Future Godchild!

Today I had a busy schedule! I had a doctor appointment for myself at 9 am. I had to get a shot and that was it!

Then I went with my best friend of 20 years for her first ultra sound. She is 13 weeks pregnant and I am super excited. OMG they baby has formed, although still only about 2 inches long, we were able to see the arms and legs and head. Also, the baby was tested for Down syndrome, which thank goodness came up negative! I cannot wait til the next visit when we find out the sex. My best friend is newly married, but her hubby couldn't get off and I couldn't let her go alone! The heartbeat of the baby sealed the deal for me!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

*Chris and Rhi*

*courtesy of
I am soooooooo loving Chris and Rhianna...they make the cutest couple!
Also Rhi's style is so loveable! I am just feeling how unique she is!

TV love

So although a majority of my fav TV shows have taken a hiatus, the usual winter break, one show is still keeping me entertained weekly...

Season 3 of the Bad Girls Club! Please please, if you can watch this show on oxygen or catch up online.....straight up comedy and drama! These girls are a mess but I love em! My fav is tiffany and Kayle, yes the two black girls, but not because they are black!

Tiffany is this cute young lady trying to beccome a better person! She had a hard life and grew up in the "hood" but she has alot of class and is working at staying calm in the madness.

Kayla is the complete opposite. She had a hard life but is so troubled and filled with anger, she lashes out at the smallest thing! B!tch this and b!tch that, spazzing out on strangers, etc. She and Tiff will come to blows me!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Lovely...Beautiful...Stylish....

I know about airbrushing and lots of make-up etc. but I truly believe Kelly Rowland is an underrated beauty!
I am running late for work so i will go further in detail later

Monday, December 15, 2008

Piercings and Tatt Love

Ok ya'll, for those of you that know me personally, you know i love piercings and tatts! I currently have 12 piercings, all of which i love, and 1 tattoo! I want to get atleast 4 more tattoos but all in due time. I want one on my foot, behind my ear, top of back, possibly add more to the one on my back, and one on my hip. I think that would be enough but who knows! I am unsure of what I want to get yet tho so I am waiting!

As for my ear, I will be getting my tragus pierced Friday or Saturday! I have wanted this done for ome time now but just haven't been yet! Well whenever I get the urge to pierce, I do it! For some reason a piercing has always been my way to deal with stress or symbolize a new start. For every piercing I have, other than the 1st ones i got as an infant, it marked a specific time in my life! Other than my tragus, I want possibly my rook and/or snug pierced but I havent decided yet!

Just wanted to share this with ya'll

Sunday, December 14, 2008


So I am totally obsessed with the Blackberry Storm. I bought my baby one for Christmas and it came a few days ago! I love it and I always try to pay with it but that fool got stingy now and tryna act all saddidy about his new found girlfriend! LMAO men!

My hair is doing well! I am applying MT and thinking about continuing using MTG in conjuction with it! I want to be APL by March so I am upping the anty! I am taking these braids out around Christmas so I will post pics of the growth!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Today was a long day! I went to visit my family, then I got my car fixed, then I ran a few errands, came home, napped for an hour, then went to my friend's holiday party!

I had a great time and it relieved my stress! The weekend is over though, back to work tomorrow!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Someone placed a curse on me...

I am so sure of it....This has been the worst week, damnit the worst year ever! Things just cannot go right. The minute things brighten up, something happens to bring me back down! I am so over 2008 and honestly I can't wait til 2009 comes around.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Weekend is here

Ok...I am washing my braids tonight because my scalp is on fire and has lots of buildup!

My squeem came today but I was at work, so tomorrow I will be home for the delivery of my new BFF! I will post pics!

What are your plans for the weekend? So far I have a meeting tomorrow with my BFs lawyer and a holiday party on Saturday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


*Hair Growth*
So my braids have been in for almost a week and already its loosening up! I used MTG for the first 4 days and now I am using the Mega Tek (I got it yesterday)! OMG it smells like coconuts and I love it! For now I am using it on my edges and short spot on the right, but tomorrow night I will wash my hair with diluted clarifying shampoo and DC and then I will start using MT all over!

*Personal Growth*
My dad and I are not the closest we should be! It bothers me for the most part, but honestlynot as much as it should. My father was always in the picture, not physically but I could call if I needed to, etc. He has made many mistakes as a father and has handled critical situations poorly, and for that he has permanently scarred our relationship! I love him but I resent him. I want our relationship to be better, but at the same time I kind of wish I could just sever the ties and grow as a woman without dealing with him!
Anyway, today after a convo with a close friends of his, I was given insight on certain things about my father, that I suppose the person thought would make me see things clearer. Well, instead it gave me more reason to just feel sorry for him! I feel sad that he missed out on so many important parts of my life, and I feel sorry for him that he will neer be able to make up for it! I think once we get a chance to sit down and discuss everything and put everything on the table, we can become closer! Who knows....maybe one day

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Do you guys believe in karma?

"The philosophical explanation of karma can differ slightly between traditions, but the general concept is basically the same. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others. The results or 'fruits' of actions are called karma-phala. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well." (wikipedia)

I believe in karma to a certain extent, but I have a hard time fathoming that this string of bad luck i have hit in my life is due to, or equal to, the amount of bad I may have done in my life! Sometimes, I believe more in the idea that "Life isn't fair"

More than all of that, I believe God has a plan for me! I will continue to pray and have faith that things will get better!

Have a Blessed day Lovies

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Braids

It only took a few hours! I did like 4 rows of individuals in the back the small rows of cornrows the rest of the way so i coud wear it in a high pony like in the pics!

My PJ Pleasure-filled weekend

Clinique 7 day scrub
I love it so far! Instant softness!
my lips with the clinique gloss (no flash)

my lips with the gloss with flash

The $14 dollar gloss in "Bamboo Pink." I put it on in the store and fell in love! It is sticky, but coats well and has great shine and subtle color, which works well with my complexion!

The 3-step system! I am a #3. I got it on sale for $59 from Macys and it not only omes with the full size product, but also a travel kit size and I got the 7 day scrub for free (normally $17.50) with the purchase!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

WTF Keyshia suicide

OMG as soon as pics post of her performance last night at the De La Hoya fight (he got his ass handed to him), I will post them!

***ETA **********

Her hair looked like wild and crazy and matted and cheap and just WTF

Her outfit was a whole 'nother story, and all in all I wanted to slap her and her stylist and whoever booked her for this BS fight....

Goodnight babes!

Grrrr Freaking Life

So my laptop has been acting dunb all week, hence only a few posts!

My baby got to working and fixed it for me yesterday, which I must say was the worst Friday i have had in a very long time. Ok, so I am being dramatic, it wasn't that bad but it just didn't go as planned.

I took off work on thurday to do my hair, so that friday and saturday (my days off) would be free. Last week I noticed my rear brake was making a weird noise, and I don't play with car issues, so I scheduled my appointment at the dealership for and oil change and for them to inspect the brakes. I waited and waited and when they were done, they told me I needed new brake pad and rotor, etc and the grand total would be a whopping $435.00! Face froze, mouth dropped, brain started racking! I left and went to the place I get my tires changed, b/c my dealership is entirely too expensive, and they said they could fix it in about 2 hours for $250. I didn't wanna part with the dollars but oh well! I have to look out for my safety.

While I waited I went to lunch with my hubster and my bestie! We talked had a good laugh and things were starting to look up. Then we went to pick up my car and I thought the day was over!

Suddenly I remembered I needed to go to philly and pick up my honey's eye meds and get something from my dad. Now, let me expain something...I loe my dad but our relationship is not the best! The trust isn't there, the feeling of unconditional love one should have for a parent isn't as unconditional as it should me, and his side of the family are people that I know of but don't particularly care for.

When I got to his mother's house, I don't cal her grandma, he wasn't there. We went inside and chatted briefly but the ackward silence was there. Then instead of my dad showing up his brother came to drop off what I was getting. After he gave me the pretentious hug and kiss, he proceeded to say his usual, that I only stop by for something from my dad but never to visit! Normally I ginore him and let his slick talking slide but today i was working on less than 2 hours of sleep and I was pre-pmsing and just not in the mood, so we got into it and he huffed off and I just left. I live 45 minutes away from them, they were in my life when I was born til about age 5 then not again til I was like 14-16ish. I harbor alot of resentment towards them and most ties I fake like I like them and don't half the things I know but yesterday, I had to set him straight! Oh well, I'm usually not argumenttative with family but I don't really consider him family and he desered it. As soon as my baby and I left, got in the car, he said "baby, i knew that was coming."

So now that is over, and I feel better. I came home and took a nice nap and woke up at 11pm. Then from there I was up til 7 this morning, when i finally went to bed!

Now I am going to Verizon to gawk at phones again, while i try to choose between the BB storm and BB curve! Then Hibachi Express with my boo cuz I want sushi! I will post pics of my braids later!

Bye Lovies

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So I have decided to do Cornrows instead of the individuals! I need to give my edges a break plus I am in a challenge on BHM and I need my hair out by the 31st! After I take out those cornrows, I will put the micros or inviduals in!

Also PJism back in full effect, I am ordering the Squeem on Friday as well as MT! I am really about to get on my weight loss and length retention grind! I will post pics this weekend of whatever I do with my hair

Monday, December 1, 2008

Decisions Decisions

I loooove my flat iron to death! I am close to APL but heat could throw me off track! I think i may have to do some box braids to help get me closer to my goal and also to get me to a comfortable length for bunning and other simpler protective styles! Plus with braids it is easier to apply my GAs when I chose to use them! I am so conflicted with what i wanna do and also it is a time consuming process!