Friday, January 30, 2009

Mini Haul Today

Hey hey ladies!

Today I made a few purchases!

First, I went to Old Navy! I bought my god son a bunch of outfits for his b-day (Monday) and I got myself some cute lounge pants to work out in!

Then, off to MAC! The girl who did the looks I requested wasn't really that good so I didn't buy any of the eye shadows she tried on me, but I did buy a new bottle of Sutdio Fix in NW47 (i was running low), a new blush that can double as an eye shadow (I will post pics later of the color) , and a brow liner that I will be returning b/c the chances of me using it are slim to none but I figured I would get it b/c she tried so hard!

Lastly, I bought a new product by got2b called Guardian Angel 425 degrees F heat protect and flatten! I will try this tonight after I wash my hair and post results for you all!


So normally Friday is my chill day, but with this new job i have sooooo much to do! I have all these forms to fill out, had to go for a drug test, need to go shopping, etc! I loooooooooooooooooooove Fridays regardless so whoot whoot. Enjoy your day fellow bloggers!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am Taking a Chance and Taking the Job!!!!

I had a lot of decisions to make in regards to taking this job! I thought on it, got opinions from my closest friends, and most importantly, I prayed on it.

I decided that although it is taking a risk and losing the job security I have become accustomed, God would not put anything in my path that I could not handle! I hope that I am making the right decision, but I cannot live my life wondering "what if I had taken that job."

On a beauty note, I will be going to MAC this weekend to have them create an easy smokey eye look for me, as well as a neutral eye! I want to have the option of being simple or drastic when I please so a mini haul is in the near future!

I will also start running again this weekend. It is a priority and its been calling back to the trail so I must answer the calling!

Time for me to go to my job and let them know I will be leaving! I am so nervous and sad about this but I have to do what is best for me and my future!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Taebo Baby

Well, since I know I won't be able to go out and run everyday, i definitely plan on kicking my ow butt into full work out mode somehow!

I am buying this oer the weekend! With taebo plus regular use of my mini trampoline, jump rope, and cardio 2-3x a week, I will drop the weight I want in the time I want

I Played Hooky Today! SNOW DAY!

Ok ya'll, so last night when I left work I had to clean off my car, warm it up, and to make matters worse, the gov't didn't think the snow would stick soooooo...THE ROADS WERE NOT CLEAR! My usual 10 minute drive home from work at midnight, turned to 25 minutes....not cute! Today was so drab and dreary so I decided to stay home (i used personal time so I get paid anyway)

Ummmm this is the second day I couldn't start running due to bad weather so whomp whomp! Its raining now so tomorrow will be icy so again no running for me!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

hair and make-up update!

Last night I DCed/cowashed with a mixture of Conditioners! I mixed ORS replenish condish, roux porosity mendex, lustrasilk mango cholesterol, and some left over Silk Elements megasilk. I left it on for about an hour or two, then i rinsed out in the shower with cool water and followed up with some Nexxus humectress that i left on for like 5 minutes. My hair was like butter! I put on my leave ins and then I let airdry for a few minutes! Then I blowdried using the round thermal brush i talked about in the previous post.

I must say my hair came out silky smooth with that brush! I loved the final results but I dont think it is something i will use to dry my whole head again! I felt so guilty after using it and also I was worried of damage I may have caused my hair! I think i will only use it to straighten my roots after a rollerset or something!

On to the make-up....I am loving the #168 brush I got from MAC! My makeup seems to last longer during the day and even after my 8 hou shift, it looks like new! Friday I am going to MAC to get some more foundation and I will also be making them do a smokey eye look on me. New Job, New look

Monday, January 26, 2009

Time to start jogging again....oh and these Shoes...

Tomorrow I plan on taking a run! I have to start getting back into running outside for those 2 miles daily! It was a great workout and it gave me time to think! I will go tomorrow right before the doctor visit since I have to up anyway!

These shoes are the bizness! I will be treating myself to them for my new job! They are weird but sexy

I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the job and I am super excited....only problem is I have a lot to consider and a short amount of time in which to do so!

I am off to work but I will let you all know what I decide....I am leaning heavily to a HELL YES I will take the job!

I need to think on it and pray on it and we will see what the outcome is! I am too young to fear change!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mini Haul

I wear foundation daily and something was no longer doing the trick, IDK if it was the 191 brush by MAC that the girl sold me, my sponge applicator, or the foundation so yesterday, i went in and decided i needed an change. I spoke with this lovely man, who had the fiercest eyebrowns, and he told me that I had the right foundation for the coverage I wanted and then he used this wonderful brush to apply my foundation. Let me tell ya'll, I looked like an airbrushed beauty! It really made a difference with how my foundation looked and the coverage that it provided!

Saturday, I also bought some hair products...of course! I got Hawaiian Silky 14-1 to use as a moisturizer and so far so good. It has a light, creamy consistency and it smells amazing! I also got a round thermal brush, kind of like the one pictured below, except the brand is ION. I think I will try this the next time I blow dry, as opposed to using my comb attachment! I also bought a refill for my Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisture Treatment, this stuff is the truth.

Well, thats it for today loves! I will have some more pics tomorrow!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More of Our President...i love him

Pics courtesy of below

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It went good

Ok ya'll I went and toook my second test today for the new job and I passed and then completed 1 of 2 interviews via phone! I will find out if I get the 2nd job in 7-10 days!

Last night I used some flexi-rods in my hair to get a nice curl and bounce and it turned out good! Time for me to go do my 4 hours at work so I will post some pics later

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What a Let down

OMG I was so disappointed in last night's episode of the Bad Girls Club. The Ambers pissed me off and the fact that Tanisha was on for only 10 minutes further aggrivated me! I hate being strung along and i hate episodes that are fillers....thats what this was...Whomp Whomp

Mosre testing for my new job tomorrow so I need to go to bed, its already 1:10am geeeez

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Obama's....Black Family Love

I love the beautiful depiction of Love that the Obama's represent. I pray that they continue to stay on the path they are on! I am obsessed with this family...enough said! here are some pics courtesy of and the link is provided below!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Working on MLK day!

Its bad enough I can't go to DC for the historic event that will take place tuesday, but my job is making us work MLK day! WTF! We are about to officially have a Black President and BAAAAAAAAM, the one black holiday of the year is stripped from me!

So pissed n tired so I will make a legit post in the morning!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Movie Review....No-No-No-Notorious!

OMG, what a greaaaaaaaat movie! I wasn't a HUUUUUGE fan of Biggie...I liked him and most of his music but because of my age, I wasnt that hype on him! Lemme tell you though, this movie gave me insight to who Biggie the artist and Christopher Wallace the man, was!

I laughed, I rapped along, and I shed a tear! This movie was very well produced and didn;t fail to be informatie, while entertaining! I must also say for the up and coming actors/actresses that were casted for the various roles, they truly did their thing!

This is a must see for anyone out there that was a fan, wants to get to know more about Biggie, or just wants to experience what hip hop was like just a decade ago!

I would advise no young one tho because there was a lot of profanity and some nudity! Some people had kids in there but it truly depends on how you raise your children! Do you want to have to explain certain things? Do you want them to know about an icon? There was a couple with a little girl about 5 years old. She asked a lot of questions! LOL!

Anyway...GO SEE IT!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Back to Black and Fresh Relaxer

thts all for now...more pics tomorrow

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yay Me!!!!!

Tis is how I wore my hair today for my testing for the new job!

This is how I wore my hair on Wednesday! Easy updo!

Hi Ya'll!

So today I went to take some testing for a new job I am hopin to get. The pay is double what I make now, plus some, 100% tuition reimbursement and 100% health coverage with no co-pays! I passed the 1st test and now I have to schedule for another one so wish me luck!

While there, I saw some hair that made me cringe! I wish I had BHM and KISS business cards!

Anywhoo, Tomorrow I am ending my 10 week stretch. I was trying to hold out til the end of the month but my hair is shedding and breaking and because i was underprocessed last time, the line of demarcation is not holdig up well! I will post pics tomorrow after I am done!

I will be using Mizani Butterblends for coarse/resistant hair. I will base my scalp with Summit tonight and again tomorrow before I relax! I am going to dye it black with Bigen, right afterwards and then blowdry!

Tomorrow I will be purchasing a new blow dryer from Sally's! It will be Ionic and ceramic and I hope to get great results!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Product Review and TV Rant

Tonight I tried the Joico K-Pak and let me tell you, the instant it touched my hair I felt a difference! At first when I put it in my hand, it didn't have that creamy consistent look and had a slightly lumpy consistency so I felt like I had been hoodwinked since I didn't buy it at a salon! It had a very nice scent and I could almost smell a slight hint of banana!

I do not know yet if it well help my breakage/shedding/etc but for the initial use, I love it! I hope after my hair is dry and I comb it out, i will see a huge difference!

Now, the TV rant!
AMERICAN IDOL is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Yes, sometimes it seems fake, yes they let losers audition just for laughs, but Lawd I am addicted to it! I will be tuned in faithfully

Nip/Tuck's second episode was tonight! I loooove this show!

Bad Girl's Club is my ish and tonight, the episode was craaaazy! Sometimes I really think "damn, why don'tI get on a damn show?" Oh well

90210, Privileged, The City, Daddy's Girls, etc. OMG the list goes on! Please know that i will rant about these shows frequently

Monday, January 12, 2009


Ok ya'll so my hair is doing well and after flat-ironing it, honestly the sshedding has basically stopped. My hair loves protein and moisture just the same, so i made a lovely purchase to try out a new reconstructor!

Ya'll know i LOVE Aphogee and it will forever remain a staple for me, especially the 2 minute reconstructor, but I decided to try another reconstructor to see how it works so I purchased Joico K-Pak

On the back:
Joico's original intensive protein reconstructor for dry and damaged hair rebuilds and improves the structure of hair. pH 4.5 to 5.5. Contains QUADRAMINE COMPLEX, an exclusive blend of positively charged, low molecular weight and size proteins (MWS 150-2500). This balance of 19 essential amino acids (the building blocks of hair) adheres quickly and effectivelt to ensuremaximum protection and reconstruction from the cuticle to the cortex.

Instructions: apply to damp hair, leave on 5 minutes, rinse!

I will do a review once I try it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


OK....for starters, today is my little cousin's birthday...she is 17 today! I looove her to death like my little sister, she is the best and I am so pleased with how she is growing up!

On a beauty note, I got my eyebrows done yesterday and i got a manicure! It was so great to finally beautify myself!

I think i will be dusting my ends soon to help with a smoother look. I will probably do it after my relaxer


This is how my hair looked after i flat ironed it on Friday! Its maaaad thick and my roots dont wanna behave but its all good. I'm relaxing it in 3 weeks

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Will Power

I am down 2 lbs already! I am super excited!

Today, I bought my bf some Popeyes chicken, and guess what....I left without buying any for me! I came home and ate apples and peanut butter! WHOOT WHOOT

Friday, January 9, 2009

Length check!

Ok ya'll I washed my hair today! I am so obsessed with washing my air and so I had to do it...AGAIN!

I shampooed using aphogee deep moisture shampoo, then applied some roux porosity mendex (to help with the shedding and minor breakage, then I DCed with Biolage Hydrating Balm mixed with a little Nexxus Humectress! I must say that for the price of biolage, nothing really stands out to me. The tube is probably enough for 5 DCs depending on how heavily you coat ur hair, and that is not worth it to me! I will use thistil it is done but unless something happens to change my mind I probably won't repurchase.

I let airdry for about 5 minutes, then ssprayed with aphogee keratin and green tea reconstructor and elasta qp h-two leave in. I coated my ends in herbal essence long term relationship split end protector (HE LTR) then applied some chi silk infusion to the length of my hair. I sat undr the dryer for about 15 minutes and then blow dried my hair on low. i sprayed with nexxus heat protectant and then did a few thingss around the house. I flat ironed my hair before going out tonight, with my FHI. I must say for being 8-9 weeks post, my FHI did a good job and my hair had great swang.

The fequent cowashes and bunning and no heat for the past few weeks have also thickened my hair up, and for those who know me in RL, yall know i have madddd hair already! I took some pics but mcamera is in the car and I am too lazy to go get it so I will post them tomorrow!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

High End Hair Treat!

I have wanted these two conditioners for so long! I finally got them and I will do product review once I try them out! I think I will DC with one tonight!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Hair

the last pic is how i wear my hear occasionally!
The rest are random shots and a pic of my New Growth, 7 weeks post I believe! My baby was all up in my bathroom space when I was taking the pics...SMH
the first pic is how my hair dries, with all the waves, after i cowash and sleep with a scarf to let it dry!

Hair Pics....More to Come

These are pics from the last time i blow dried my hair which was like 2 weeks ago. I have put down the blowdryer and have been letting my hair airdry totally!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fresh Start!

I woke up and ate breakfast...yes you heard me....BREAKFAST! I am not a breakfast eater cuz I am usually not hungry but that right there is a problem b/c then I am STARVING later and bam, extra pounds.

I had a glass of soy milk (my first time) and some honey cracked (i aint taste no damn honey) wheat bread with scrambled eggs (not ready to just do egg whites)! It was a tasty breakfast!

For dinner I am making curried chicken and rice with stringbeans to take to work! I have fruit and water to get me through the rest of the day!

My hair is looking good ya'll! Growing like wildfire! I am gonna post a few pics!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Food Shopping

Ok ya'll I think I am more obsessed with food shopping than clothes, shoes, make-up, etc (not hair tho)!

Tonight, after work, I went to my local grocery store, which conveniently is open 24 hours seeing as though i get off of wrok at midnight! I spent so much but I got so much! I got fruits and veggies and for once I am trying soy milk! My bofriend stocked up on his usual faves, but I am on a health kick and refuse to slip off this early. I looooooooooooooooooove food so I am gonna make this work for me!


So I am feeling really blah today! On the upside, my hair feels great! I did a DC last night and airdried with a satin scarf while i slept. My hair is soft and my NG is wavy!

I am craving all things that are what that means....I gotta up my resistance to the fast food, etc and focus on my goal!

I dont have much to say right now but if I think of something good later, I will be back

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Splurging and an Update

Ok...bad me, yes I know...I went back to Victoria's Secret and got some more essentials! I just had to! I couldn't pass up this opportunity. I am very pleased with my purchases.

My cowash with Nexxus was great. My hair felt so good afterwards and the smell was lovely too! I airdried and sprayed with leave in and the aloe juice/rose water mix...AMAZING. Afterwards I sealed with grapeseed oil, which I am pleasantly pleased with! I have 2 inches of NG in the back/middle of my hair where it grows the fastest and about an inch in the front! I plan on stretching my relaxer til the 30th!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My new Discovery

So due to my quest for better health and weight loss, I deccided to add fish to my diet. I am lazy and I like easy meals and I got it! Ateya made a video about her favorite foods/snacks (check her youtube out)and she mentioned they sell tilapia by the box at Walmart, and they are individually packed. Well I figured, it sounds easy and yum so I bought some.

I found a lot of great and simple recipes for it and I am loving it.

Today I am eating garlic parmesan crusted tilapia

I don't really measure but I will give you the break down:

follow directions to thaw fish!

you will need: mayonnaise, olive oil, parmesan cheese, red pepper, salt/pepper, garlic or garlic powder, onion powder.

preheat oven to broil once fish is thawed

mix about a teaspoon of mayo, olive oil, parm

add in a dash of each of the seasons (make your own judgements) and stir

put tilapia in dish or on a foil covered baking sheet and place in the oven

allow to broil 2-3 minutes then turn over and repeat

take out of oven and pour mix on top

put bake in and let broil another 2 minutes or until golden brown


Friday, January 2, 2009

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

Ya'll the sale is off the hook...Please go check it out...stock up on your favorite scents, necessities, and items for that special someone! I went in today with my SO and as much as he complained about being there, her admitted I got ALOT for a LITTLE bit of money! I got 5 pair of cute underoos for $20...yes 5 for $20! I got a few other odds and ends but forreal tho, its no joke. GOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Nexxus Humectress Condish!

So I decided to treat myself today! I have been working hard, even taking over time at work, and I finally had a chance to relax. I went to Walmart and indulged myself in the hair care section. My boyfriend spent the whole time telling me I have enough conditioners to open my own salon and I don't need anymore and BLAH BLAH BLAH. I decided since I will be stretching another 3-4 weeks, I deserve a good condish so I FINALLY picked up some NEXXUS HUMECTRESS! I am about to light a candle and go wash my hair (LMAO). I will post a review on this later in the week so I can truly assess how it worked!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Aloe Vera Juice/Rose Water Moisturizing Spritz

Inspired by the beautiful Traycee, creator of , I decided to make this spritz for my hair! I am currently 8 weeks post relaxer and my new growth is really thick! I usually have braids at this point but I am trying something new by learning to deal with my hair for an entire stretch!

I used a spray bottle and filled it half way with aloe vera juice and then the remaining space i filled with rose water (smells heavenly BTW). I spritzed my hair and at first I was skeptical because its so liquidy I thought it was just like spraying water on my hair, but surprisingly it softened my hair nicely. I let it dry a little and then I sealed with grapeseed oil! I am going to try this for a week and see how it goes!