Friday, August 26, 2011

PS Challenge Weeks 3-7

I got 'Poetic Justice' braids on August 18th.  I'll be trying to wear them for a month, (so September 18, they have gots to go!) if I don't get a case of the frizzies...when braids get frizzy, they get least to me, and I've invested too much time in myself and this hair of mines!

I've realized I haven't taken one picture since I've had these braids in and I wouldn't dare do it now...because today is an off day for me.  However, I've mostly been wearing them in a high bun, while I'm in school/work.  and a side bun when I'm home.  I've yet to wear them out because they're waist length, and I'm definitely, 5'2. :)

Oh... mini product review.

My MIL bought me the whole design essentials natural line, and I used it to wash/condition/style my hair twice before I got my far, it's meh. I haven't been blown away.  But, I do want to give it a fair chance, not to mention I know how expensive it was! more on those product near the end of September! right now I'm only using a shea butter fluff from Tree Naturals!, she's new so she has no website [that I know of], but I subscribed to her on YouTube, and she's super sweet! I found her from Curly Nikki, where she was featured!

welp...I guess that's all for now.

Update in a few weeks!


Qhemet Biologicals is having a product sale! 
20% off orders over $27 (subtotal)
and free shipping orders over $70 (subtotal)

click below to get in on the fun! 

I ordered quite a few coming soon, after I take out my 'Poetic Justice' Braids.  Still working on this Good Hair Blog Protective Style Challenge! I'm still going strong...I'm so proud of me! 

Are you mixed?

“So where you from?”
“I live in D.C. In southeast.”
“No. I mean, where are you originally from? Are you Dominican?”
“Still no.”
And so on and so forth as we play Name That Nationality through a few more countries and implied ethnicities until at last I reveal that I’m just Black. Plain ol’, regular ol’, everyday ol’, grade A basic African-American. No frills, no spices, no extra ingredients added.

Interesting concept this article talked more over at Clutch Magazine.


How many of you have had a conversations along those line?  I know I have before.  Especially in college.  It was in college that I first experienced the weird questions, like"Are you mixed with Chinese?" "Are you mixed with Japanese?" Like, who asks that when you first meet someone?  I always reply "No", and then...

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Today I am reading day 8 of Life Application Study Bible ® Devotion:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tax free Weekend (NC) Finds

I spent, well actually my MIL (luv her!) bought me a few things during tax-free weekend, I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but I score some super cute things and all for under $70--because there was tax (well there was on the purse). YAY.  well...


I've so been has started back, my son is now home from the In-laws, and between being a mother, wife, and tryna better me, my blog got lost somewhere in the mix.

I've super nervous/excited/anxious to be embarking on my last year of graduate school, so much so, I was having major headaches, and near panic attacks next year.  This year will be super busy with my intern and school, and driving an hr one way just to go to either.  but with Faith I will persevere. I read a quote today that reminded me of that:

"Faith makes things POSSIBLE...not EASY."

Boy, I really needed to read that.  I know that I need to have more faith in God that he will order my steps, but also more faith in myself, because I know he has my back!  Just what I needed to hear.  I thought I'd share because someone else needed to hear it also. ~Besos~

Saturday, August 13, 2011

OTIS --New Jay-Z and Kanye

I'm ashamed.  I have yet to pick up this CD, and it's because of sheer laziness, and I keep forgetting to go to Target!  Gosh!  I can't wait to get my hands on it, but until then I'll have to suffice with listening to 'OTIS' over and over and whatever tracks they play on SIRIUS.  ugh, I have to get this CD tomorrow.

This song OTIS hits so hard, when it dropped, I downloaded it immediately, not to mention the fact, that it samples one of my favorite Otis Redding's songs, "Try a Little Tenderness"...I had just been singing it the day before, where it played in this random store on one of my random shopping outings.  :).
Anyways, the video, after the jump. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In order... do our jobs, we have to realize that defeat is not an option.

Quote of the day

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
-Sally Field

Monday, August 8, 2011

PS Challenge Week 2

This week I have flat twist that are currently [hanging] down but will be pinned up if I need to go out of the house.  This style only consists of 7 two strand flat twist going down, and can be loosened for a flat twist out...will I be letting them loose?... I doubt it.  For now I'm wearing a summer beanie and calling it a day!

Oh, I got the idea from this chick--Ms. Danti! Love her hair!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Death to Fat ( Workout)

...almost killed me.  OMG.  My throat is burning from breathing too hard.  And this exercise was only 12 minutes long.  Jesus be a fence.  anyways, here's the breakdown:

Quote of the Day

"We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets."
Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My natural hair story...

I got diagnosed with Psoriasis in November 2009. At first it started in just small patches on my chest. But somehow it moved to my scalp. I'm not sure where it came from, but the doctors have told me that it's genetic...funny thing is. NO one and I mean no one in my family has a case of psoriasis. Weird.

Anyways, I got my last relaxer October 3, 2009...a Mizani Rhelaxer or whatever it's called. It was my first time getting that type of relaxer (I usually got botanicals)...and it made my hair all silky. It burned a little, and I had the sores, but I thought what the hey. I've had em before...

but those 'sores' never went away, they became scaly patches... and psoriasis as I've been told.

Monday, August 1, 2011

BodyRock BodyRock, I make your body rock

So my friend Naima (NaimaE on Youtube), she's a classmate from school contacted me on becoming a Bodyrocker--the home workout movement.  Now many of you may have never heard of, and I never had heard of the site, but coincidentally, I had already subscribed to the youtube channel.  Anyways, I'm on this never ending quest to lose weight.  In the past 6-8 months so far, I've lost maybe 20 pounds, but I'm still not at the weight I wanna be.  I still wanna lose at least 25 more.  I'm not FAT per se, but I'm not where I wanna be, especially after baby K.

Anyways, back to, it's High Intense exercises, between (4-20 minutes) that you can do daily at home.  So none of that, "I don't have time to workout", because 20 minutes is nothing, and you don't have to go anywhere.  It's like watching basketball wives, and working out at the same time.  I think it's doable, and I want to get rid of the mommy stomach, and these thick arms.

I'll try to keep track of my progress up here, and maybe try to recruit (followers, if I ever get any, lol) and maybe a few friends.

Wish me luck!

1st protective style challenge

So Alex over at GOODhairblog, has started a PS challenge.  All of the instructions are over at her blog, the the gist of it is that you have to keep your protected for the next 3 months, starting today [August 1].  Now, me I've never been in an PS challenge, and I've never really been the type to protect my hair.  I guess I should post my hair story on here, maybe in another post. [I'll link] I promise, well I'll try. I haven't had a relaxer since October 2009.  and I've been cutting and snipping, and I'm finally all natural, I have a few heat damage ends, too many for my liking, and I want my hair to grow past shoulder length.  I hate this length on me right now.  So the first style that I've tried... [sorry about the quality of this picture, I'm too lazy to go out to the car and get my camera]

...medium sized twist, straight ends and all, pinned up.  It's okay.  I think my head looks to be too round, and a need some new big studs, pearls preferably.  

So here's to the next 3 months, Hopefully I won't fall off of the wagon.