Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Yesterday, I received an invitation from MAC asking me to attend the Style Warrior event being held in NYC. Although I am almost 100% certain that I won't attend, the bronze colors have caught my eye. Have you seen the collection? Will you attend the event?
Personally, my shoe addiction won't die easily but I have slowed down tremendously.
Bride To Be
Monday, April 27, 2009
Which store brand products work for you?
In The Theater
So did you see it? Were you able to catch either the Soloist, or Obsessed? If you are anything like me, you made sure you packed those two movies into your schedule this past weekend.
Obsessed is basically what you expect it to be, no real surprises but it wasn't poorly done.
Now let's get down to what some of you want to know about- Beyonce's acting. I think with each roll there is a some improvement in her ability to deliver a realistic performance. Normally I would say you either have the acting chops or you don't but I think Mrs. Carter falls somewhere in the middle. She certainly is no Monica when it comes to acting (she is simply dreadful) but she isn't Mos Def either. Work still has to be done in that department because she, in my opinion, fails to really connect with the character I still feel like I'm watching Beyonce pretending to be some character. Well PJD isn't that what acting is all about? See when I see Jamie Foxx playing Ray Charles or Nathaniel Anthony Ayres Jr., I don't see his ugly Wanda character, or any trace of his previous portrayals- I just see the character. I am able to be lost in the moment and I can fully embrace the character. Beyonce on the other hand makes me wonder when she is going to break into a rendition of "Put a Ring on it".
I didn't expect too much from her and let's face it her father was listed as one of the executive producers (I'm not hating, I'm just saying..lol) so as they say, it is what it is.
Of course Idris and Ali delivered in their performances. Overall, it wasn't a bad movie, I will give it 7-7.5 stars.
Jamie, Jamie, Jamie wow what an actor we have in our time. He was a believable schizophrenic and played the part well. The intelligence of Mr. Ayers was not overshadowed by Jamie as he tried to shine real light on Nathaniel's mental illness.
It was beautifully performed by both Jamie Foxx and Robery Downey Jr.
GO SEE THE SOLOIST!!!!!
Here is a quick video on what I do with fruit on the fat smash diet.
I forgot to post on this today so check out Afrobella's post on Oprah's hair.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I do like that I can layer this product on to get more color yet it doesn't make my lips feel like I just applied a pound of vaseline. The formula is really light weight and I would buy this product again. The only thing that would make me think twice is the color which isn't quite as dark as I hoped. I would certainly get this color as a lipstick.
(don't look too long at my ashy lips)
I tried ordering things from Darcy's Botanical last night and it just wouldn't work. The products look great so I can't wait to try them out personally. Have you made any purchases from this company? If so, what did you get?
Thursday, April 23, 2009
In the Theaters
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Well I will let the pictures tell the tale- look at my eye before (pic on the left) then look at the after (pic on the right). Do you see the big difference? Look at how much closer my lashes are to my eyebrow in the after shot. WOW what was I waiting for???? I love it. Now I see that they have a new version of this product in a maroon tube but I think it has glitter so I will pass.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sorry for the late post.
This may be one of my shortest posts yet…lol
I tried this Nivea cherry flavored lip balm and when it’s all said and done –this fake cherry scent makes me nauseous..lol
OK Ok so how does it apply? Well it is a thick tube of lip balm and it glides on well- average. You have more of a waxy feeling though, not an oily feeling. I wouldn’t buy this again. It was roughly $3.00
For those who did watch I have a few questions:
Is Brooke seriously upset that Christian was chatting it up with an old friend after she KISSED him when he was with Ashley?
Did you catch that (OH SO OBVIOUS BET YOU NEED TO STOP) Ambi commercial in the middle of the show. Bridget picks up the bottle of Ambi lotion (label facing the camera) then applies it to her arms under perfect lighting so we see how her skin glistens. Then she reapplies….WHAT? Please BET no more commercials during the program-that was just tacky.
Season 2 Coming Soon
Ray J picked his lady love until season 2 begins. (can’t believe I just acknowledged that show).
College Hill tonight- I saw the preview and I just have to say if you can dish it out Kyle, please be prepared to accept what’s coming to you. You can NOT talk smack to people and then cry (I mean the HARD cry) in a corner…WHAT?
Ok I did say this was going to be a short post didn’t I?
All of my youtube subscribers-more videos coming soon I promise.
And of course those following this blog…greatly appreciated.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hey Sweet Cheeks
If you want a polished well exfoliated face, boy do I have the product for you. The Sugar Face polish by Fresh aims to impress anyone who wants to walk away with silky smooth skin. This Product is actually marketed as a mask because you are asked to leave it on for 5-10 minutes, which I didn’t do. I use it solely as a scrub and I love it. I know I have posted on Fresh products before but I am happy that they have kept the good products going. Much like the Fresh body polish, the Fresh sugar face polish is also made of brown sugar and infused with various oils, including strawberry seed oil (yummy). The product smells like brown sugar and lemons. At first it feels like the scrub/mask is leaving a film on your face but once you pat your skin dry viola film free smooth skin.
Oh and of course it's paraben FREE!!!!!
This product will cost you $55.00 for 4.2 oz.
In other Fresh News
I also purchased another tub of the Body polish which I posted on eons ago. I will still say if your legs are not smooth after using this scrub I don’t know what will help.
I am going to try to make this scrub myself, perhaps over the summer. If all goes well I will never buy this $65.00 scrub again. Hey I’m trying to be a Frugalista too!
On the Big Screen
I can't leave without reminding you that tomorrow American Violet hits theaters-it's a true story. Will you check this movie out?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
(sorry about the quality but the pics are from my cell)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
It seems that Landon has little air time because he is in law school and busy pursuing his political career. However, each time he gets a little camera time it seems like he's snitched on yet another cast member.
There is just something about a man who like to gossip that gets under my skin. Don't get me wrong I know men will talk just like women do but when a guy likes to stir up the pot that's a problem.
Brooke- Dear dear Brooke, how quickly we forget. Just recently you engaged in some bad behavior when you participated in a kiss with another woman's love interest and now you are upset when he speaks to other women. Ummmm what goes around comes around.
Is Pierre really trying to talk to the woman whose voice I cant stand? I mean really I know it takes love some time to develop but that is just ridiculous it seems like Pierre just wants someone to listen to his drama and Briana is more than willing. So I guess by making her his girlfriend he can easily hold her captive to his never ending (and I suspect boring) tales.
If you were friends with a guy for a while and he happily dated everyone BUT you then eventually realized your existence beyond that of a friend how would you feel?
All About Us
The movie that I raved about yesterday, All About Us, yeah that's the one. Well I got my sister to watch it and she hated just about every minute of it. I mean she actually called the movie punishment. To each his own I suppose.
Is there a movie that rocked your boat while others cringed at the thought of watching it?
Monday, April 13, 2009
The full size product is priced at $32.00 for a 1.7 oz tube.
Have you seen this film?
Fat Smash Mini update
The diet is still going well. I am in Phase 2 which lasts for 3 weeks. In this phase I will do everything that I did in phase one except I am supposed to increase my workout time by 5 minutes (35 minutes now) and I can eat meat. The meat must be lean and I can not consume more than 4 oz at a time. And you are only supposed to eat each type of meat once a day, so I can not have chicken for lunch and dinner. I must eat chicken either at lunch or at dinner and then during the other meal I can have a different lean meat.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Priced at $10.00 per tube.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We are in a recession so I wanted a budget friendly deep conditioner, one that I could slather on at will without feeling guilty. Ok let me be honest I didn't really feel guilty with pouring on the expensive items for my pre poo but I want to make a change- a financial change.
Just for kicks, I decided to try Palmers Hair Success Penetrating deep Conditioner. It is supposed to soften and strengthen dry brittle hair. As you can see on the jar it is also the anti-breakage formula, so I was really interested in seeing what this would do to my hair.
I really like this product and I can certainly see myself getting this $5.79 product again and again and again. Here is the negative- I didn't realize that this has parabens in it, which you know I don't like. I picked up a bunch of products I had never used before and after reading the labels I was certain I had put back all of the paraben laiden products, but obviously I didn't. Well at least it worked well because my hair looks bouncy, healthy and it is indeed soft. How could I forget to mention that this product smells good too!
Have you tried this product or any of the other Palmers products? (excluding the cocoa butter products, I know we have all tried that :-) ) I am particularly interested in the Palmers at home spa -have you seen that in your local Duane Reade? I may pick it up today.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sorry I won’t be able to do a product review today- just not enough time.
However I wanted to quickly tell you that the fat smash diet is going well. I really like Dr. Ian's book and program. I don't feel deprived or hungry so that is a great start. Yesterday was my first day out of the detox phase. This meant that I was able to eat meat again but guess what- I didn't!!!!!
If you do eat meat in phase 2 you cannot eat the same meat twice in one day and you should only eat 3-4 oz.
I am enjoying this ride. Let's see where I am in a few months.
Have a great day everyone.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I would certainly buy this $8.99 mascara again.
How do you ladies like this mascara?
Monday, April 6, 2009
Monday is my last day of the detox section of Dr. Ian Smith's fat smash diet. I think I will still keep meat at bay for a few days longer, let's see how it goes.
Friday, April 3, 2009
**Please note this is different than the Palmers Gel oil that I did a post on a few weeks ago.**
On the Tube
Making the Band- Que, Que, Que what is wrong my dear? Poor thing, I feel like I am watching the demise of Que. Did you watch last night? I know he is an artist and this "fame" is new to all of them but maybe the pressure is just too much.
What's your take on things?
Housewives- I said I would not be watching the Housewives of NYC since my enjoyment came from watching the Housewives of Atlanta. Nevertheless, I was sucked into the show for totally different reasons. These ladies are bonkers and funny to watch but what's up with the former model who had a battle of the words with Bethany?
The word this week is that the Count it leaving LuAnn oh dear I hope not because if he does she will not go around reminding people that she is a Countess and her life would be shattered...lol
The things people value- just makes you go hummmmmm (Arsenio Hall used to say that-fyi).
What have you been watching?
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I will keep you up on the progress to let you know if this actually works or not.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
- Re-Storation deep Repair Facial Serum $198
- Champagne Gel Cleanser $69
- Re-storation silk toner $60
- Impact (fruit enzyme mask) $128.00
- Illuminate facial cream $175
The gel cleanser does not foam, instead it creates a milk-like cream on your face. Despite the absence of foam, my skin feels clean after using the champagne gel cleanser. The toner to me, seemed like a typical toner, maybe just a little less harsh. The repair serum gives your skin a little tingle and almost acts as a foundation to prepare your skin for the other fruit infused treatments that you will apply.I then applied the three minute mask and ended by applying the ever so light moisturizer.
The same night that I tried this line my skin got exactly what it needed. It was like the system cleaned my pores out and gently removed all impurities from my skin. I was riding high thinking I had found my new skincare line. A few weeks into using the system I noticed that the dry areas on my face became excessively dry. A small section of the skin on my cheek began to peel and that was when I knew the system was too strong for my skin. I quickly stopped using the system and returned to my Rx for Brown skin. While using Z. Bigatti if my skin even thought about allowing a pimple to burst forth that thought was crushed. I literally had not one single bump while using it, but the downside it that it was sucking the life from my skin. Almost a week after I switched back to Rx, (which i still love by the way) a bump felt confident enough to show it's head. I decided to use the Z. Bigatti mask on that one bump and poof it sucked it up in no time flat.
Pricing- the Z Bigatti products are not cheap as you can see from the prices above; however, my sister purchased a sampler kit and did not pay this much. In fact I think she paid a little over 100 for the entire sampler. I will have to verify that with her. I will not get these products again simply because of the strength of them but it did give me fab skin until it BURNED ME..lol
Sidenote- I think that Givenchy moisturizer was the culprit making my skin feel all heavy and weighed down.