Tuesday, March 31, 2009
1)Which tv shows do you watch but refuse to acknowledge it in public? It's ok to share here, no one can see you lol.
2) Any products out there that you are thinking of purchasing?
I know you didn't watch Harlem Heights, so I won't ask..lol
I have another post below featuring an online mag. that I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too.
Thank you to all of my blog "followers" and you tube subscribers!
**Edited to include my answers..lol**
I have tuned into the following shows G's to Gents, Baldwin Hills (yeah I said it..lol), the Hills, The City (don't watch this anymore though I can't stomach Whitney's diction), Candy Girls (I only watched an episode or two) and that hew MTV show Taking the Stage ( I know I know but it remids me of old school Fame lol) Ok I think I better stop there. If anyone was on Twitter last night you know about another one but let's keep that on the Hush Hush.
I should mention that I have only tuned in
Well wait no more because Clutch online magazine is here to scratch my itch. It is a chic online mag. that is updated frequently enough to prevent my mid-month manic episodes from occurring.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I was riding high, posting reviews of great Karen's Body Beautiful products and then it happened, I tried her conditioning shampoo! I hate when a product has all the right ingredients (check the ingredients below) but it still doesn't work for me. The conditioning shampoo is supposed to moisturize and clean dry or chemically treated hair without stripping the hair. It is true that my hair didn't feel stripped but it certainly didn't feel clean. It almost felt as if it added a layer of crud on my hair. It felt very rubbery but I wanted to condition my hair and let it dry to see if perhaps I was overreacting. Nope, I wasn't overreacting because when my hair was dry it felt and it had absolutely no shine. It was as if the conditioner couldn't get past the layer of residue that the shampoo left.
Ingredients:Purified Water, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Wax, Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Nettle, Horsetail, Panthenol, Essential and/or Fragrance Oils & Natural Enzymes
I purchased Dr. Ian Smith's books Fat Smash and 4 Day diet. I purchased the 4 Day diet on Friday because the Fat Smash book was sold out. On Saturday I found the Fat smash at another book store so I will do that 90 day plan first. Today is day two which is still detox.
I will keep you all posted.
On the Tube
So did you watch The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency featuring Jill Scott? I thought it was done really well. That is a series that I would watch. Is it going to be a series?????
Friday, March 27, 2009
I didn't do so well with my water intake this week. I will try to do double duty this weekend.
On the tube
Are you watching Making the Band? If you have been following the show, especially from previous seasons we are not getting a first-hand view of an artist unraveling. What’s happened to Que? Is the pressure from the industry, his family and himself just too much to bear? Or is this the start of a full fledged breakdown? Or is he just misunderstood?
What fun things will you all do this weekend?
***Check out my product review below.***
Shimmy Shea is perfect for accenting your shoulders collar bone or any area that you think needs a little glow. Available in four shades you can select your perfect hue for only $25.00.
Egyptian Gold is pictured above and on my hand in the picture on the left.
You can get your shimmy on by going to shimmy shea.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I won this on BGG’s site but I see the price listed as $9.59 online. I’m almost certain that you can find this product at a cheaper price.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I don't have access to the pics of the product I wanted to talk about today so I will post on all of that stuff tomorrow.
I can tell you that two ripe pimples have formed on my forehead but instead of using my usual bust and destroy method, I am using a new product to see how long it will take for the pimples to disappear.
On the Tube
Seriously is anyone watching Harlem Heights? If so, how happy are you that Ashley told Christian that he can kick rocks? (not in those words exactly but you catch me drift).
I saw the best weight loss article on my way to the office this morning. Check out how this woman took on her weight issue and WON!
Thanks for reading
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The consistency of the lotion is a little hard to describe, it's not thick but it’s not loose either. If you are familiar with the feel of products that include glycerin, then that is what this lotion feels like. The lotion isn't sticky or waxy you don't get build up with this product so feel free to layer it on. You won't get a fantastic shiny glow unless you layer this lotion on so go ahead and indulge!
Check the ingredients below:
Ingredients: Purified Water, Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Wax, Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E & Natural Enzymes
Monday, March 23, 2009
What to buy
If your skin is oily/combination, you may want to use a power bronzer to minimize the oily appearnce.
If you have dry skin, you may want to use a liquid bronzer to give your skin a dewy boost!
On Friday I got my hair done and that was the first time I heard my hair dresser say "I have to charge you more today that was a lot to get through, it was almost like a virgin relaxer." however my hair was really soft and it gave me an opportunity to assess the damage from my hair debacle and thankfully it wasn't as bad as I has anticipated but I still want my inches back LOL.
In the movies
Last night on 60 minutes I got a chance to see the man who Jamie Foxx will be playing in his next film The Soloist due out in April. The story is about a brilliant musician who was accepted to Julliard but later became schizophrenic. After receiving failed treatments he became homeless but would play his tattered instruments on the street. There was a moment on 60 minutes where Mr. Ayers was watching a gifted young man play an instrument and he was just watching the guys fingers like he was taking in every movement and recording it, it was amazing to watch. I'm so looking forward to this flick. You can check the trailer here.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
After using this $12.00 hair bar, my hair felt clean yet moisturizer. Yes, my hair was wet at the time but it felt silky and not like it had the life sucked out of of by a hair bar.
Check out the great ingredients: Purified Water, Saponified Olive, Coconut and Safflower Oils, Jojoba Oil, Shikakai & Amla Herbs, Apple Cider Vinegar & Panthenol
**Edit** Thanks Amina -I forgot to mention that you get two bars for $12.00
On the tube
Seriously is anyone else out there enjoying harlem heights? I like seeing the pretty outfits....
Monday, March 16, 2009
The beginning of this post is my rant/ plea for suggestions, so if you just want to see the product review please scroll down.
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
Yes I mean hair as opposed to here because one second I had hair on my head and the next second it was gone! Maybe I am being overly dramatic but I lost roughly 2-3 inches of hair from my right side. So there I was pre pooing my 4 month post hair and what on earth made me, the protein phobic person, include so much protein in my pre poo? I have no answer for that one but that's what I did and then I sat under a heat cap, then I exercised. I decided to wash out my hair and what do you know, my hair was balled up like a knot...lol this is so not funny. It's like my shed hair wrapped perfectly around my good hair and locked it up in some type of power grip, couple that with the protein which now made my hair hard and you have a knotted up mess. I worked out as much as I could until I just had to do some cutting to resolve the issue. I am really not as sad as one would think after all it's just hair and I haven't had a trim in forever so maybe it was long overdue. However I have not trimmed it out to even up with my left side. I will push my perm up to this weekend just to get an idea of what I am dealing with and then I will act accordingly if more cutting is needed. My right side (the side the grows much faster) is now the shorter side but after assessing the damage, I don't seem to have any split ends or other damage so that is good.
Now here is my plea to all of you.
I have a big event coming up in May and another in June and I had (emphasis on HAD) the idea of what my hair should look like but now that may not come to fruition. I am trying my best to grow as much hair as I can by May..lol Ok I know this may sound crazy but hear me out. I normally get the usual 1/2 inch each month, which means by May I would have 1 inch but I want 2-2.5 so I am now doing the following:
1)Exercising (I was doing this for health related reasons and for a 2010 event) but exercise increases blood flow which helps in stimulating hair growth.
2)Drinking plenty of water (I started my water challenge a few weeks back but water always helps hair growth).
3)I am getting in more sleep time, no more 2-4 hours of rest I need my 5-6 at least!
4)I started taking MSM (forgot the dosage but I am taking it and I WON'T slack off)
5)I am also taking Biotin, and a simple complete vitamin pill for women.
6)I am using Surge 14 plus - I will do a post on that later.
So is there anything that you would suggest so that I can attempt to get my 2-3 inches or 2-2.5 inches by the end of May?
Thanks for reading and for any suggestions you may have...
Battle It Out -product review
I know I spoke about these products before but some people wanted to see the scrubs in action so here you go....
Sometimes a product is just a product and I am fine with that reality. However some companies want to be so cutting edge that they come up with new gimmicks to sell products. Lip gloss has been done in a variety of ways over the years so what does a company do when they have no idea how to improve the formula of a product? They change the tube it's in. Urban Decay's latest lip gloss features men on the tube, and when you tilt the tube this is what Urban Decay says will happen- " with the tilt of the tube, your well-dressed man will be stripped to his undies! Front and rear photos are included for your viewing pleasure, and the flat tube slides right into your pocket." Really Urban Decay, is this the best you could do????
Ok feedback everyone what do you think of this product?
Friday, March 13, 2009
I just can't post today on a new product- so sorry. Sometimes my weeks just fly by and I have too much to do. I should have two videos for you next week.
Anyway here is the latest from Chrisette Michelle .
Have a wonderful weekend and yes I have been doing well on my water challenge. YAY
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Congrats to the winner Laughing808 Please send me your address via email email@example.com along with the shade of the porduct that you would prefer.
Thanks to all of you for entering the giveaway. I promise there is much more to come.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
ShimmyShea is handmade from 100% Certified Premium Grade A Shea Butter (the best Shea Butter on Earth), blended with the richest oils and shimmery minerals, and then topped with the most amazing scents. And, it’s good for your skin! ShimmyShea comes in 4 awesome shades: Diamond Ice, Egyptian Gold, Strawberry Honey and Bahian Bronze" (pictured above) .
I spoke with the owner and she confirmed that the winner will be able to select the shade he/she would like to own.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
How much would you spend on a wedding gown? What would you do with the gown after the wedding?
Maybe this post is the start of my PJD goes bridal series which I still have in my drafts section..lol
Seriously, have you ever seen the infomercial for HIP Hope Abs? If not it is a fitness cd featuring this dancer who promises to whip your body into shape by performing dance routines. I got my Hip Hop kit yesterday and I did one 28 minutes routine....NICE work out. I like the idea of learning new dance steps while working my body out, it really doesn't even feel like I'm working out. I will keep you up on my progress.
Do you have any exciting fitness routines that you like to do?
Monday, March 9, 2009
Ground Rules → Create your design to fit within the outline of the Bond No. 9 superstar flacon and to include our circular “token” logo. (See outline with logo, attached to this press release, and also downloadable at http://www.bondno9.com/). → Any style, figurative or abstract, is fine with us. → Inspiration can come from anywhere in Brooklyn—DUMBO, Park Slope, Flatbush, Canarsie, Midwood, Bay Ridge, et al.—or from the very idea of Brooklyn . → Any medium is okay: oil, acrylic, watercolor, house paint, pastel, crayon, Magic Marker, makeup—even a ballpoint pen or pencil will do.
Friday, March 6, 2009
So with all that Brooklyn has going for it, it's about time Brooklyn have it's signature scent.
Bond 9 presents Brooklyn, a scent cool enough for your urban care free creative minds yet chic enough for your entrepreneurs and on the go.
Brooklyn is a unisex scent that combines grapefruit and juniper leaves, South American guaiacwood and leather among other inviting scents. When I applied this fragrance I can honestly say that it remained on my wrist all day long.
Hitting select boutiques and Saks Fifth Avenue in March, you can get your own whiff of Brooklyn.
Retail price $220 for 100ml and $145.00 for 50ml.
What do you think of the bottles design?
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Yes, I had a financial relapse. I stated a few weeks back that I wouldn't purchase any new nail polish because I have enough. However I seemed to forget that promise I made to myself while strolling through Duane Reade. For months I've been passing by the new Sally Hansen Insta_Dri nail polish without a care in the world, but yesterday I picked it up and made my purchase.
I am getting back on the ball and ignoring all polishes as they glisten in their cute little bottles when I walk up the aisle.....anyway this product really works.
I love the sturdy thick bristles (pic on left). The bristles are thick enough to cover almost my entire nail in one swoop and it does dry instantly. Oh and the other good thing is you really don't need a second coat, this thing packs just enough punch in the first application. I still added a second coat though and a top coat for shine.
The color I am wearing is #19 Wined Up.
When I need more polish, which shouldn't be any time soon, I am going for the insta- dri. I did notice that it, like many sally hansen products chips easily but if you put on a good top coat, you should be ok.
I recognize that I am way behind on my posts I still owe you all the conclusion of my Bee Mine experiment, among other things, but I promise it's coming. Tomorrow, maybe-hopefully....lol
Ms. GR just sent an email with a link on how to get free polish http://www.zoya.com/exchange/
YAY!!!!! Now I don't feel horrible about my relapse, you guys sure know how to make a PJD happy.
Ren thanks I just saw your comment too.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Yesterday I purchased the CoverGirl outlast lip color and it is LONG LASTING. I was able to eat, drink sleep all while keeping my lip color intact. All I needed to do was reapply the gloss to keep the look shiny. It cost $9.99 and I would certainly buy this again. The only problem is that the color I purchased(#301) looks atrocious on me as you can see from the pictures, so I will need to find another color pronto.
This is what my lips looks like after applying the Covergirl lip color (the flash of the camera makes my lips look shiny but at this point they actually feel dry).
Then I applied the gloss
Literally HOURS past and I am eating, drinking etc and here is the final result. My lips look a little dull and some of the color is gone but all I had to do was put on a little more gloss and my lips were still looking good.
I didn't have time to do a lip video but I hope to do it with the Maybelline lip product. I know some of you like to see how many coats I apply..lol
Which product do you turn to when you want long lasting color?
Makeup artists- any tricks of the trade that can make a regular lip color last longer?
Some bloggers are now hosting brief radio shows and I think I want to do one..lol- I know totally random.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Hands and Lips
If you know of a great cuticle remover, please let me know. Has anyone out there created a natural cuticle remover?