Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring 2014

Today is the first day of spring. I don’t know what region of the world you are in but I can tell you we here in Atlanta is ready for some spring like weather. With two snow/ice storms that shut the city down exactly two weeks apart, we are ready to retire the boots, winter scarves, coats and gloves.

Now, what is spring without some favorite things that I am looking forward to wearing?

Spring Scarves…
Scarves can make a casual outfit come together. You can usually pair a scarf with jeans, a jacket and a wife beater/tank top

I love sunglasses….we all can never have too many pairs of sunglasses to add to our look. We can look fly all while keeping the sun out of our eyes

And to complete any outfit got to have some cute sandals (with a pop of color).

I guess I should get started on my wish list….off to shopping I go.

What trends or your favorite things you are looking forward to wearing this spring?

**google images

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Natural hair: It’s Brooklyn’s 2yr Naturalversary

Singing…. (Tony, Toni, Tone) Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary. That’s right it’s been two years since I ditched the relaxers and decided to go natural.

3 weeks after my big chop

After 2 failed attempts in going natural, I finally decided in December of 2011, that I had gotten my last relaxer and I would be going natural and I was going to do it this time-and succeed. I started my transition phase and on March 13, 2012, I did the BC (Big Chop) and the rest was history I was on my way to learning my hair in its natural state.
By month 3 of being natural, I gave my hair its own identity and I named her Brooklyn.

wash n go style using...leave-in conditioner, oil and Cantu Curling Creme

braidout using Carol's Daughter products


another braidout using Eden bodyworks products

A few fun facts about me & my natural hair
I told not one soul when I went to the salon to get my hair cut off. I wanted to surprise everyone (and I did, lol)
Since being natural I have not tried any protective styling (weaves, wigs or any type of braids)
90% of the time I wear my hair in a high puff.

my favorite style..the puff using water, Miss Jessie's leave-in condish, oil and rubber band

  What being natural has taught me thus far
 PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE (I can’t say this enough)
 Think Healthy hair over length of hair

A few of my favorite products
 Cantu curling crème
 Miss Jessie’s leave-in condish
 Eco Styler Gel (pink)
Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO), Olive Oil and Grapeseed Oil
Aloe Vera Juice/Water mixture

So, far being natural has been one of the best decisions I have made. I am more comfortable with my natural hair now than I have ever been.

Are you natural? How has your journey been so far?


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beauty: Viva Glam Rihanna

I am in the process of getting my M.A.C. game back up. About two years ago, my car was broken into and my makeup bag was stolen and ALL my M.A.C. was in there. I was so heartbroken and for some reason I just never recovered…
But, a very good friend of mine decided to push me along to get back to what I like oh so much buy gifting me the Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick and Lipglass duo and I was so happy.

I love the pacakaging with Rihanna's signature

Viva Glam Rihanna Frost Lipstick and Lipglass

I have been trying to find the perfect red lipstick anyway and I tried this one and liked it instantly. I think it goes well with my skin tone, actually I think it goes well with all skin tones.


This pic shows the truest of the Viva Glam Rihanna

The lipstick goes on smooth (it’s a frost lipstick) and I top it with the lipglass gives it a nice shine with hints of glitter. Definitely a good lipstick for date night J
I really like the Viva glam Rihanna. I think I will make this a staple in my makeup bag. It will definitely get some miles on it.
Have you tried the Viva Glam Rihanna?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Relationships: So used to "losing" that I didn't know that I am "winning"

I normally do not post anything too personal about myself here on the blog, but I told myself that in 2014, I will post some things every so often for my readers to get to know me a little more.

Let me tell y'all, I have had my fair share of losers guys just like anyone else that I have dated and the relationship just didn't go anywhere and this has been going on for a while now...actually too long.

So, here I am dating...again. So far, so good. He's a great guy, actually he's pretty awesome and I plan on keeping him around for a very long time. Let's just say I can picture a future with him. That's big thinking for me.

But in order for me to even begin to think about a future with my new guy, I have to change my way of thinking. See I've gotten so used to "losing" that I am not even thinking I deserve to be "winning" and I say this because my bave said it to me when I got upset with him(over something real small). His exact words to me were "YOU BEEN LOSING SO LONG DEALING WITH LOSERS THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WINNING FEELS LIKE WHEN YOU ARE WINNING" to say the least my feelings were hurt, my babe didn't say it to hurt my feelings by any means; he just wanted me to know that I am actually "winning" this time around. What he said was the truth, I just hadn't had anyone who cared enough to tell me something like this--and it made sense.

As, I go on to date my babe, please keep me in prayers that I don't mess this good thing up because I am so used to dealing with losers guys that didn't care enough and I didn't either because I dated them, but I have a good guy now and he's a keeper.

Big up to my babe.....I'm loving him, because he loves me!


Natural hair: I straighten my hair

So look who went from Curly to straight...Me!!!

About a month ago, I decided to have my hair straighten and wear it out for a few days. I was getting my Willow Smith on and whipping my hair back and forth.  Lol
This is my 2nd time having my hair straighten since I went natural. The 1st time I just did it to have my ends clipped last April then I quickly went back to my curls, but this time I kept my hair out for about a  week.
I am really happy with the health of my hair and how my hair has grown. I think I will incorporate straightening my hair out more frequently for versatility.
I kind of missed my straight hair days, but I’m enjoying my natural curls more
If you are natural…have you or do you straighten your hair?
Check out some pics…
Until next time

after wash and before trim

before trim

after trim

after w/ layers

Monday, January 6, 2014

MCM: Tom Brady

New England Patriots star QB Tom Brady is one sexy man to me!! And yes, he is my 1st Man Crush Monday pick

His wife Gisele is one lucky lady to have such a handsome man on her arms.

Good luck Brady, in the NFL Playoffs. I will be cheering for you and the Patriots to go all the way BABY!!!!

*** photo credit: google images

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Reality TV: Blood, Sweat and Heels

Are y’all ready for another Reality TV show?

The time is finally here for Reality TV’s newest show “Blood Sweat and Heels.”

From Bravo: Blood, Sweat and Heels steps up Bravo’s style and sass beginning Sunday, January 5th at 9/8c with a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York's elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. The all-female cast includes former "video vixen" turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas, and style and pop culture journalist Geneva S. Thomas. From Harlem to Brooklyn, life in the big city often resembles a small town when the women cross paths in their personal and professional lives. The self-starters built their reputations and successes without the help of a man, but they never underestimate the power of a girlfriend’s support. These independent ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but will the cost of success prove too steep as they climb their way to the top?

I am excited to see this show because I love NYC and I’m excited to see what these women are going to be all about.

One of the ladies I am really excited to see is Demetria Lucas aka A Belle in Brooklyn. I met Demetria Lucas at her book signing for her first book “A Belle in Brooklyn: A Go-to girl for advice on living your best single life” when she was in Atlanta in 2011. Demetria Lucas is also the creator of her award winning blog

Overall, I like everything about Demetria Lucas…she is just one cool chick. But I hope her integrity is not challenged while on her new reality show. I will be tuning in to see most definitely

You can check out Blood, Sweat and Heels tonight at 9p on Bravo

Blood, Sweat and Heels will air on Sundays at 9p

Be there or be square.


*photo credit: Bravo