Friday, January 30, 2009
Two days ago I recieved my very first shipment from Karen's Body Beautiful, a natural based company out of Brooklyn NY. I decided to wash my hair and condition it with the KBB deep conditioner. Various scents are available but I purcahsed luscious pear. I was100% pleased with the scent but I wondered if this light weight product would really moisturize my dry hair. The paraben free, natural conditioner contains panthenol which is supposed to seal hair follicles. This will help to keep that moisture in your hair strands.
After washing my hair not only did it smells like deliciously fresh pears, it as SUPER SOFT. I kid you not, KBB has just become a staple for me. My hair was shiny, soft and bouncy. My only thing is I wish this product would be offered in larger containers. This must have conditioner cost me a mere $16.00.
Check out the ingredients: Purified Water, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Wax, Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Nettle, Horsetail, Panthenol, Essential and/or Fragrance Oils & Natural Enzymes
Have you tried any KBB products?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thanks so much to all of you for your comments on my post yesterday!
On another note, I will not be able to post on a product today things are super busy for me right now. I will post tomorrow though.
If you have a moment, what your opinion on this issue?
Thanks for reading......
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Below, find out how to re-create this easy look for less with Motions hair care:
The right shampoo and conditioner are key components for achieving this look. “I like to use a shampoo and conditioner that are lightweight, but still help to lock in hair’s moisture,” says Yusef. To get the look, try a weightless shampoo and conditioner such as Motions Weightless Shampoo and Motions Weightless After-Shampoo Conditioner.
Blow dry hair create volume and lift at the roots. Next, go over the lengths of the hair with a flat iron to get a smooth finish. To protect hair from heat appliances, use a protecting spray, such as Motions Heat Seeker Protecting Spray.
Add a sleek and elegant swooping side bang to give hair movement. To keep the look in place rub a bit of light, non-greasy pomade, such as Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade for style control.
Have you tried these products? Will you try to rock the Shelly O hairstyle?
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Priced at $17.00
Will you be purchasing the new potion?
I have recieved your emails and comments and I will respond asap.
Thanks so much.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Like most of you, I saw some of the sketches that designers put together for the Obama family and boy oh boy was I glad some of those designs were ignored. Ummm like Sean Combs' white blazer......
This is the height of each heel:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
(I will have to upload the picutre later)
Do you like Dove products?
Monday, January 19, 2009
I saw the movie Not Easily Broken starring Taraj P. Henson and Morris Chestnut. It was basically about the many struggles of this couple trying to keep their marriage afloat. I was not disappointed after watching this film, it was nice. Without giving too much away for those who still plan on seeing the flick relationships can be hard.
Question-If you really want children and your mate does not, what would you do?
To Buy or Not to Buy.....
You may have heard that all Circuit City stores will be closing down for good. On Saturday I may my way down to my local CC in hopes of getting my hands on a beautiful all in one touch screen computer that I have had my eye on. However I refused to get caught up in the purchasing frenzy becuase the discounts are minimal at this point (well it depends on what you want). I will try to hold on till the final hour, right before the dorrs close and hopefully I will still be able to get what I want but with a better discount price.
I placed my first order from Karen's Body Beautiful so I am excited and eagerly awaiting the arrival of my goodies.
If you are in NYC, you may want to try out the sweet treats sold at Heavenly Crumbs. The desserts are super delicious and moist...love it. If you check out the website you will see some of the many designs she can create.
The My Honey Child Coconut Papaya hair paste is an all natural deep conditioner that can be used monthly to restore life to damaged or very dry tresses. The quick review is that it makes my hair soft and it smells great. You will pay $12 for an 8 oz jar and $22 for the 16 oz jar.
Here are the ingredients:Purified Water, Glycerin, Raw Honey, Coconut Butter, Sunflower Butter, Coconut oil, Papaya oil and Coconut Milk.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Almond butter, mango seed butter, shea butter and cocoa butter are mixed together to create the latest hand cream from Soft & Beautiful skin. I would have to agree with Soft & Beautiful's description of this product, it is indeed lightweight. It has a very soft creamy texture that glides effortlessly over your skin. It does however have a single paraben in the middle of the ingredients list. For $4.59 this lotion is certainly not a bad deal. I think the scent is different from other lotions, it has a slight hint of perfume with some floral scent added too. Who knows, you give it a sniff and tell me what you think :-).
What is keeping your hands ash free this winter?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ok so the second device magnifies everything, i was able to see blemishes in 3D as well as minor sun damage....gee whiz. Anyway I will be going back to using a moisturizer with spf to prevent any further damage.
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Housewives of Atlanta
So did you hear the news? One of the Atlanta Housewives received the ROYAL BOOT this week and will not return for season 2. Check it out here.
It was not grainy at all so when I lightly rinsed it out no hibiscus powder was left behind. I think the color was a little more pronounced with the extra hibiscus, but it was all gone by the time I washed my hair out again.
My camera isn't available at this moment so that's why you don't have any new pics today, aside from my scalp shot that is :-).
Have a great day.
I will respong to all of your comments from this week very soon....thanks for reading
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Yesterday we had a healthy discussion about Neenah, the woman who created the site 52weeks2findhim.com in an attempt to find her future husband in a year. Some readers felt like creating a website to find a husband is a bit drastic and maybe a little desperate. However other readers were able to relate to the dating frustrations that Neenah must have faced which caused her to create her website. Neenah is an educated woman of color and she is clearly part of the 42.2%. The fictional movie "Something New" starring Sanaa Lathan, highlighted a real statistic, the fact that 42.2% of black women have yet to be married. This percentage generally impacts the lives of black women who have degrees from institutions of higher learning. Think of the black woman with the great job, great education and no husband and there you have a member of the 42.2% crowd. As you get older some women think that it is less likely that they will find a husband to grow old with, so what is a lady to do? This is probably why women are turning to alternative means of finding love because the dashing gentleman riding his white horse is not easily found.
The beautiful blogger Tami mentioned in the comment section that she too has tried different methods of meeting eligible bachelors but like Neenah she has not found the ONE. I know a really charismatic, sweet, ambitious well educated woman who is about to turn 50. She has been single her entire life and she would really appreciate it if Mr. Right would stroll into her life. I should state though, that she doesn’t just sit back, she is pretty social and very friendly so she is always trying to meet a potential love interest. She looks great and really keeps herself together, yet she is as single as they come. WHY WHY WHY????
Although many of us may be in our 20's now if you are well educated and successful in your careers, it is likely that you may become a part of the 42.2%. While we bask in out 20's now, 60 will roll around sooner than we may think. How many of us will still be single at that point? If you are single when we hit your 30's, 40's or 50's would you break out of your comfort zone and explore alternative methods of finding the ONE?
Winning the Battle
B and Justme are just two bloggers who had fitness, health and well being on their minds this week. I recently stumbled upon a youtube video created by BeautifulBrwnBabyDol who lost roughly 80 pounds and she is looking great. She has some videos showcasing what she eats, motivational videos and even videos on exercise so check her out when you have a moment. Below you will find her picture filled video of her dramatic weight loss transformation.
Bee Mine Challenge Week -1 results
If you recall I said I would do a BeeMine hair growth challenge to see if the product really works when it comes to making my hair grow faster. When the entire process is done I will create a video or maybe I will do a different video for each week (not sure yet). At any rate here is a quick mini preview ( I ran out of time to make a real video for today) with a pic of two sides of my head, one with a beemine treatment adn the other without.
Which side looks like it has more new growth? After you make your decision scroll down for the answer......
Now here is exhibit B
And the answer is::::::::::::
The first picture, A, is of the area that received the BeeMine treatment while picture B is the section not receiving the treatment. Personally I think the side with no treatment has more hair that looks like new growth...wierd huh? Did you guess correctly?
Well that was just the first week and there is more to come so stay turned to see how this all plays out.
Have a great weekend everyone!
You may have already heard about this woman but yesterday I received my introduction to Ms. Neenah. After arriving at the Essence website, I saw this woman who has taken matters of the heart into her own hands. This 42 year old never before married, communications consultant is trying to find her husband in 52 WEEKS! Yes, ladies and gents she has created youtube videos and an entire website 52weeks2findhim.com looking for her future husband. No sitting around waiting for Mr. Right to fall from the sky, Neenah has created a space where men can watch and listen to her likes dislikes etc. She even has a few of her friends in on this process to assist in guiding her to THE ONE. Men are able to send her their pictures and to fill out her electronic profile. Apparently she has tried many means to find Mr. Right but to no avail. Many people are applauding her for taking this road to romance.
Would you do something like this or is it just too much? What do you think? Does this move reek of desperation or has she developed an ingenious personal dating service?
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Then I decided to go to Sephora to check out the Sephora OPI nail polish and I got Metro Chic. This poslish cost $9.00. I thought it was a match for You don't know Jaques but once I put the pictures up side by side I see they don't look alike at all..lol I guess I still need jaques even though it seems to be sold out in every store. I will have to buy it online I guess.
The Essence online website came up with two series that I absolutely love. The first is called 30 Dates in 30 days which they have not done since season one and the other is Will You Marry Me. Yesterday the third installment of Will You Marry Me was uploaded on the Essence website. You watch all of the proposals and vote for the couple that you want to win the dream honeymoon. I always watch each video carefully and then think long and hard before casting my vote. I don't know why I take this so seriously firstly,you can technically vote as many times as you want and secondly, I don’t even know these people. lol Anyway if you watched who did you vote for? I still didn't vote- I'm still deliberating ..lol
Monday, January 5, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I was going to take a little break today and then I said "PJD are you crazy?, you have to start the year off with a post. "
I don't make resolutions or anything like that, I just try to do my best each day and to live my life a little better than the previous day. I love the line from Seven pounds where Will's character said "Live Life Abundantly", so that is what I want to do each day. I watched JustMe's post on strengths and weaknesses which just reminded me that I need to get rid of more things that just don't fit well in my life...... Ok enough chatter on to the products..lol
Today the products I will discuss indirectly relate to beauty, but they are directly connected to healthy.
I went to GNC and I picked up Acai Blast which is a pill version of the Acai fruit that Dr. Oz spoke about on Oprah. This fruit is packed with more antioxidants than pomegranate and some of the other fruits. It will give you even more energy and it will help to prevent free radicals from destroying cells in your body. YAY I paid 11.99 (sale price) for 60 pills, this item usually costs $14.99.
I also picked up Complete Body Cleansing Program which is a 7 day total body cleansing system. The GNC gentleman told me that this is better than some of the other cleansers on the market because it cleans not only your colon but your entire intestinal system including items that may be hanging around your intestinal wall.
This program last for 7 days and the $34.00 box ( I got it on sale for $26.00) is for one person only. The package includes pills that you take in the morning and packaged pills that you take in the evening. You also have a fiber drink that you have to mix and another pill to take in the evening. You are not supposed to take vitamins while on this system because it will flush them out of your system.
I am doing this program because I want a healthier body inside and out! I will keep you all posted on my results.
Have you tried either of these products? I am not a fan of chocolate at all but when I feel the need to indulge I now know that I can reach for Lindors White Chocolate truffles. This bag of 12 Lindor balls will cost you $2.50 at Target and I think the creamy filled center is worth it.
I know that is a bad ending after the healthy portion of the blog..lol