Friday, February 27, 2009
(this pic was on my computer already so I wasn't lying to you with my statement above...yeah I know what some of you were thinking..lol)
If you want to purchase something from Karen's Body Beautiful, today would be the day to make that purchase especially if you want the hair milk.
So I raved about the hair milk the other day and how good it smells and check out what happened to me. Someone hugged me and then immediately said
Lady"What are you wearing I love it".
Me-It's not perfume it's hair milk from KBB
Lady- I need some, tell me where to go I want it! It just smells so good.
Me- The scent it cranberry cocktail
I think she lingered about a little longer than usual to take in more whifs..lol
(I always wanted to find an opportunity to transcribe a conversation I had with someone..lol)I am ordering this milk today and I see KBB is having a buy 2 get one free sale. I'm cool with that.
I'm about ready to report that this Givenchy moisturizer does not combat hyperpigmentation nearly as good as this turbo booster vitamin C product from Philosophy.
However I love my glow from the Givenchy moisturizer. It is really helping me through these cold winter days.
Fashion for Less
I wanted to share with you what I found on the Essence website. It's a little piece on how to get a great look for less.
On the Tube
Harlem Heights starts Monday at 10 for anyone interested.
Yes I have been on target with my water intake.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
You are Not the Top Chef :-(
Sadly, Carla didn't win the top chef competition, but she's still a winner in my book. Unfortunately, she allowed the opinion of someone who wasn't in the competition to guide her away from the cooking she does best. Lesson to self- when you know deep down inside that you do something really well, and you put your heart into it, don't allow yourself to be easily swayed. There is so much to love about Carla besides the fact that she "cooks with love". Unlike many other contestants who appear in televised competitions, she handled each task with class. She was always respectful of others, and carried herself with dignity. Can you imagine being on a competitive show where even your competitors love you. Awesome job. I would love to visit her restaurant one day.
Did you watch the sizzling finale?
Aveda has just released their new line named enbrightenment. It is designed to brighten and moisturize your skin. Aveda claims that it will do the following:
You can get the serum for $50.00 or you can purchase a kit. The Dry skincare kit costs $182.00 and the Normal/Oily skincare kit costs $177.00.
Are you interested in this product?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I didn't upload this video before for some reason, but I just wanted to show you how my hair looked after I used the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. I didn't put anything extra to add shine.
Cooking it up in the Kitchen
I made another body butter using shea butter, Hairveda's Cocasta oil, Red Raspberry seed oil (this is packed with antioxidants which is supposed to keep your skin looking supple and youthful) and finally I threw in some coconut oil. I put my blender on a high speed and whipped away. It smells great and it's light and fluffy.
What have you been cooking up in the kitchen?
I had more things for today but my camera died.....sorry tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This was not going to be my post for today, but the video that I wanted to upload was not cooperating.
Yesterday I received my latest shipment from Karen's Body Beautiful. Up until yesterday I thought the KBB products were really good and now I have to say they are down right outstanding! One thing I neglected to mention is that when you receive your KBB items there is always a little scratch off card in the box. When you scratch the card you reveal a code which you will enter at the end of your next order to win some free product. I won the hair milk and I assumed that I would get a little sample size which would have been fine with me but boy oh boy was I wrong. I received a FULL size 8oz bottle of the hair milk in the scent Cranberry Cocktail. I can honestly say that I still smell the cranberry cocktail in my hair today from my application last night. It smells sooooooo (extra o’s for emphasis lol) good that I just have to purchase the body lotion in this scent to, so I will be placing that order this Friday. Why Friday you might ask? Well KBB is running a special known as Freebie Friday where you receive a free full size bottle of an item and this week the hair milk is up for grabs. The only catch is that you must spend a minimum of $75, which isn’t hard to do on her website. Also I will use my scratch off card to get a second free item.
Ok so let me be focused for a second and give you all a proper review. Aside from smelling delicious, the hair milk softened my 12 week post relaxer hair like you wouldn’t believe. I love this and it is now a staple product and scent. This is the KBB claim "Karen's hair milk moisturizes the detangles, defrizzes and defines your curls " and I would have to agree. Although I just used it last night for the first time my hair usually reacts quickly to leave in products that it doesnt like, but it is responding very well to this milk.
You can buy this product for $16 for the 8 oz or $24 for the 16oz.
Here is the ingredients list:Purified Water, Jojoba and Avocado Oils, Vegetable Wax, Vitamin E, Panthenol, Arnica and Calendula Flowers, Echinacea, Nettle and Horsetail Extracts, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Germ Oil, Fragrance Oil and Natural Enzymes.
I will post later my personal pic of the product so you can get a feel for the size of the bottle and the color of the product.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The weird combo that I mentioned in the title in not referring to the fact that the latest body product from Carol's Daughter combines Roses and Honey. The weird combo statement is in reference to the way my skin reacts to this product. My skin is moisturized and soft after using this natural body lotion but my skin looks dry at the same time. Weird huh? So my hands feel great but they lack the luster or glow that I have grown accustomed to after using other natural products. The glow that you get initially wears off in a short period of time. However, your hands will continue to feel soft and silky. The scent seems to last right up until the first time you wash your hands so that can mean a period of hours. I should also mention that even though I am not a person who likes the scent of roses, the honey scent balances out the fragrance well so that overall you have a delightful scent.
A 8oz jar of this lightweight lotion will cost $20. Like all CD products, this item is has used precious oils, and various natural butters instead of parabens, mineral oil and petroleum.
I went to the movies on Friday night and as I waited for the rest of the party to enter the theater I overheard a couple talking. The woman said -"No people need to know before they buy tickets, don't see that Tyler Perry movie." I just wanted her to shut up because I was poised to watch the movie I had been waiting to see for months.
The basic problem in my eyes is that Mr. Perry seemed to slap what should have been two separate movies into one film. The thread that connected Madea's storyline to the Candy (Keisha Knight Pulliam's character) story was weak at best. I am not saying that you shouldn’t go an see it because I am a TP supporter and I appreciate his efforts. If anything, he put this movie out at a good time because had he put this out earlier in his career he may have lost some viewers but since he has already produced quality programs I think those who were disappointed with this one film will still go out in the future to support him solely because we know the quality of work that he is capable of producing.
If the Candy section of the movie had been stretched out it would have been great, but such was not the case.
Without giving out details of the movie what was your opinion of the flick?
The good news is that Tyler Perry's movie is the number one film for this past weekend, earning over 40 million dollars.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Not a bad purchase at all, I would just suggest that you smell it first to see if you are ok with the scent.
Chocolate Lovers Beware
This video appeared on CNN yesterday.
YAY I am still doing well on my water challenge. I am drinking it up every chance that I get. Replacing sweet drinks with crystal clear fat free goodness!
In the Theater
Who will see Tyler's latest movie tonight????? I will certainly be in the theater seat. I want to see Keisha Knight Pulliam in a different type of role. I am not one who is really into the Madea character but I always appreciate Mr. Perry's additional story lines. He is also ambitious and despite the claims that he produces minstrel-like characters I can appreciate his efforts to present various images of people of color. I find his movies to be universal because all people of all backgrounds can relate in some way to the struggles of his characters.
What do you think of Tyler's characters and movies? It is buffoonery at its best or should people just relax and take it as a just another flick on the big screen?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The following if a reminder that I received about the Illusions Cosmetics radio show. I promised you I would remind you so here it is in their words:
"What does Denise & Janice Tunnell, the owners of Illusions Cosmetics, have in common with Alicia Keys and Rhianna???? Denise & Janice along with, Ashunta Sherriff and Mylah Morales (Alicia Keys' and Rhianna's makeup artists) are all celebrity makeup artists and they will discuss 'Red Carpet Looks' on Illusions Cosmetics' Blog Talk Radio Show, 'Beauty Talk' with Illusions on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 9pm. To listen to the show, join us at www.blogtalkradio.com/illusions-cosmetics. To call in with your questions or comments, please call 914.803.4399. "
The Next Show
"Also, on March 5, 2009 we will be joined by Dr. Angelo P. Thrower, M.D. of Heritage Skin Care (http://www.heritageskincare.com/) as we discuss 'Skin Care for Women of Color'."
B also has her own radio show ....YAY check her out too!
Did you catch The Awesome Frugalista on the news? She was discussing no buy month...check her out here. Just play the video on the right side of the page.
Yes Therapeutic Musings I had to steal your asterisk idea :-), just for today though....I think
I also forgot to post my water challenge update on Friday. I completed my water intake for the week and I am on track for this week as well.
Sorry I thought I would have time to feature a product today but I don't sorry.
Have a great day everyone.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
On that note, I will present you with a pocket friendly product review.
Aside from the kangaroo flipping her hair back in the commercials, I knew little about the Aussie hair care products . I decided to try the Aussie 3 minute miracle which is supposed to dramatically soften hair. I like it because it did make my hair soft and shiny. The directions tell you to wash it out after three minutes and then use cool water at the very end to make it shiny and that's exactly what I did. The only issue I have is that about two days later my hair wasn't as soft as it was initially but it still looked nice though.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Can you make out the carved image of Hello Kitty on the side of the lipstick????? (the pic on the left)
How do you make light colored lip product work for you?
Friday, February 13, 2009
Unfortunately, this is $9.50 of wasted money because it dries, you wipe it off and nothing much has happened. The beads really serve no purpose in my opinion because they are not powerful enough to buff anything off of your lips.
This product is a huge "SKIP IT". I think it was a good attempt but Mary Kay will have to go back to the drawing board on this one.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
*Jewells thanks again for the offer :-) blog hug
Anyway I own it now so I'm happy. WOW almost forgot I was going to attempt no buy month with Frugalista...YIKES.
PBW did a post on how she has become a Recessionista. She has scaled back in the area of body wash by selecting quality body washes that won’t put a dent in your wallet. On my list I have to include the CVS creamy lotion-like body wash. Just feeling it makes you think of moisture because it is just so creamy yet light. The Tone body wash has a nice scent and features some exfoliating beads. Don’t go into this thinking you will get spa quality exfoliation because you won’t but it is good tickling your skin and gentle enough to be used daily. I don’t recall the exact prices for both but they were around $3-4 bucks. You can always get this stuff on sale!
Is anyone else waiting on pins and needles to see Harlem Heights. From what I have seen I like the make up on the ladies and the guys are well dressed too. I think this will be a fashion forward show. YAY
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The Lumedia Facial Brightener by Bremenn, is supposed to reduce discoloration, spots, blotching and uneven skin tone resulting from photoaging. If you've ever seen a person who looks much older than they claim to be, then they could have a little photoaging going on. Photoaging is when your skin is damaged because you have had exposure to UV radiation throughout your lifetime. As a result of the exposure, it will accelerate the aging of your skin.This light weight product claims that it can" restore a baby like complexion". I received this product as a deluxe sample from Sephora because I am a beauty insider. One thing that I can say about this product is that it gives you a nice glow, it really will illuminate your skin.
I have seriously only used this $90 product when I wanted to add a little glow to my skin. I don't think I have any photoaging issues, but this is also a good reminder to wear sunscreen products.
I have not used it twice a day as directed because I was not really looking at this product as a remedy for uneven skin although that is listed as one of the benefits of using this product.
In case you care to know, I am 10 weeks post relaxer now and I don't know when I will relax again. I really want to see the Chris Rock documentary "Good Hair."
Afrobella wrote a nice piece on this movie, complete with a video!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
This tube costs $5.00. I can't decide yet is this is a good price becuase it just seems so small but who knows. I am buying it again but in a bigger size if available.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I had to update this post to include the drama that Ms. Etta James is bringing to the table. She was recorded while saying some unsavory remarks about Beyonce and referring to Barak Obama as" the one with the big ears". Check out what she said here and weigh in. Etta James certainly had no problem standing next to Beyonce while walking the red carpet during the time that Beyonce portrayed Ms. James on screen in Cadallac Records. What do you think is going on with Etta James?
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Is anyone with me??????
Also I think I want the wii so I can use the wii fit game. Is anyone using that? Ok I need to stop being lazy and just head on my treadmill or the air climber I posted about way back when.