Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas List: What to get your favorite guy

Hey ladies!! Christmas is 5 days away, which means there are 4 shopping days left  and you still haven’t gotten your favorite guy a gift yet. Maybe because you’re a last minute shopper like me or maybe you just don’t have the slightest clue as to what to get him, and if the latter is the case then I’m here for you.

What better way to find out what a man want for Christmas than to ask a man himself, so I rounded up a few of my guy friends and asked…..”What is the one gift you would like to get for Christmas from your girl?” and the answers they gave me, you would have thought Christmas was that day, lol. They were excited. A couple of them have women, so I hope these items are on their wish list and Santa’s girl will deliver.

A watch: Not the everyday watch, a watch they can wear when going out on a date or on a special occasion.

Beats by Dre: Now….all the men were excited for this baby. Rather they are catching the train to work, getting a workout in at Planet Fitness or chiilin at the crib (their words, lol), Beats by Dre will definitely get the heads bobbin’. I told the guys…I think you all will use this to act like you won’t hear your girl call your name, because it blocks out the noise, lol.

Tickets to favorite home game: I mean what man does not want to see their favorite team play a rival team? 

Cologne: Now the guys was like this is a win-win for the man and their woman….he smells good and she will want to be up on him. I can dig it, because there is nothing like a good smelling man….lawd!!! lol

So, there you have it ladies…a few gift ideas for your favorite guy. Happy shopping!


Monday, November 24, 2014

My Christmas Wish List (2014)

Heyyyy ladies! It's the week of Thanksgiving and while we will be celebrating and preparing for some good food and giving thanks, most will be also be preparing to hit the stores or shop online looking for deals for Black Friday (which some stores will open on Thanksgiving). With that being said, have you started your shopping yet? If so, you're so much better than me, lol. I haven't started, but I'm always last minute. I'm so excited about Christmas....all because of my wish list. My list is very simply and it's all the brands I have been stalking watching for the last few months.

1. Nutri Bullet- I heard this baby is great for smoothies...and I love smoothies

2. Buxom Christmas gift set- This lipgloss gives me life!!! I love Buxom and this gift set is perfect for a girl who loves lipgloss

3. Michael Kors bracelet- I don't have anything MK...but I saw this bracelet in the store and fell in love

4. New York/Brooklyn Cap- Its like a Rites  of Passage...I love New York and I named my natural hair Brooklyn and I'm always in that New York State of Mind

5. Gold Hoop Earrings- It's just time for some new ones

6. Small Studs- I have a second hole and have not worn studs in my ear in about 2 or 3 years...I need to change that

See my list is pretty simple, small and doable, right? I guess I better get started shopping, huh? What's on your Christmas wish list?


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Goodbye Michigan and....Welcome to Atlanta

I have really never thought about leaving the one place I've lived since birth. But after some emotional life changing events that occurred (the passing of my mom, her only sister and finally ended a relationship that no longer made me happy); it was time for a change. I decided my time living in Michigan would soon be coming to an end and a new chapter of my life would soon a new state. So, without much thought I put in my 2-week notice with my employer, hired a moving company, spent some much needed time with people that was near and dear to me and on this very day 10 years ago, I said goodbye to Michigan and headed 75 north to.....Atlanta, GA and this is where a new chapter of my life would begin.

I had so much going on in my life in 2004 that I promised that  when I left Michigan, I would never return back there...umm yeah, I know you're saying...."but you were just there" well a girl is entitled to change her mind, right? Didn't your parents tell you to never say never? lol. But seriously,  I had to do some major healing before I could even think about going back to Michigan. My first visit back since leaving was in 2009.

To date, moving to Georgia was one of the best decisions I made. Of course, it was an adjustment and I cried for at least 30 nights straights...literally. A few of those nights, I was even contemplating moving back to Michigan and not even telling my family, but I'm glad I stuck it out and gave this state a chance.

Just a few reasons why I'm glad I moved to Georgia:

1. I got to spend time with my dad before he passed away. He passed away 1 1/2 yr later
2. Me and my sisters has gotten much closer
3. I have met some amazing people here and created some great friendships
4. I grew up! Like...literally..moving here has helped me have a whole new outlook on life
5. I was able to see what country living is like...very quiet! 
6. I started this baby, my blog :)
7. I learned to: Live, Love and Laugh

Here's to 10 more years of living in the ATL....or maybe not....there may be a new state on my radar? Stay tuned.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Travels: Detroit….is really a GREAT city

The Spirit of Detroit
I’m always traveling back and forth home to Michigan often to visit family and friends. Even though I am no an actual product of Detroit, I am from a suburb of  Detroit, a small city named Inkster to be exact but I still love the city.

I know you probably have heard some not great things about the City of Detroit, but Detroit is not all bad there is some great things about this beautiful city.

Just on my recent visit there 2 weeks ago…I decided to actually book my hotel stay in Detroit (something I rarely do) at the Renaissance Center and enjoy a few of the attractions and take a few pictures of the city.

A few great things about Detroit that I enjoy:

  • The art work
Joe Louis "the Fist"

Joe Louis "the fist"

  • We are a hop, skip and a jump from Canada, which make for a quick weekend get-away

  •  Our Sports…we are the city of the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons & the Detroit Red Wings
  • The Auto-Show to see some of the hottest cars. After all, we are the MotorCity
  • The Detroit Riverfront…makes for a great walk or run. The Riverfront is 3-miles along the river and you can look right over at Canada

  • The People Mover is the rail transit system that takes you around the city of Detroit only, but makes for a fun ride as a tourist
  • The Renaissance Center (know as the Ren Cen). This is where my hotel was located is a group of interconnected skyscrapers located on the Riverfront. The Ren Cen is a 73-story building with shopping, restaurants, banks, a four-screen movie theater and the Marriott Hotel
The Renaissance Center 

View from the 17th floor of my room

There is so much more to the great City of Detroit to where I can't put it all in one blog post.

Have you thought about visiting Detroit, Michigan?




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beauty: Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection Lipstick in Frank-n-Fruter

Heyyy beauties!! Let me tell you how excited I am about this limited edition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection of lipsticks. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating their 40th Anniversary of horror and sci-fi thrillers.  The collection became available online for purchase Sept 29 and available in stores October 2 and let me tell you…My girl was in line waiting at Perimeter Mall here in Atlanta waiting for MAC to open at 10am to get our lipsticks.


Aren’t they some beauties?? I love the packaging of the lipstick tubes.
Colors left to right: Strange Journey, Oblivion, Frank-n-Fruter and Sin


I had my girl to pick for me between Sin and Frank-n-Fruter (I couldn’t decide)  for me and she picked out Frank-n-Fruter and I couldn’t be more happier about her selection for me.



Since I had been on the hunt for a red lipstick with no such luck at finding the perfect red color, I must say I have found my “perfect” red lipstick. It’s not too bright or too dark.


This collection has lip liners, blush, nail lacquer and eye shadow in addition to the lipsticks.


Will you be purchasing something from this collection?



**The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection is available now thru October 30 at selected MAC stores**


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October


It’s the 1st of October and I just do not know where in the world September went. It flew right by me…before we know it, it will be Christmas. Yikes!!!!

One thing I want to try this month-and do for the 1st time is start my Christmas shopping. My goal is to be finished shopping by December 15.

I’m also excited about fall. It’s my favorite season, and the weather is perfect here in Atlanta, but most of all I’m excited to wear cute blazers and boots soon.

What do you look forward to in the fall season?




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beauty: Rihanna Viva Glam 2-Review

Heyyyy ladies!!! There is another lip duo to the Viva Glam family and this will be the 2nd for the Rihanna collection and I am excited about this one here. I finally received my Rihanna Viva Glam lipstick & lipglass, but because the way my work life is set up I am just now doing a post on it days after the fact, but anywho that's the way it be sometimes **smile**

The Rihanna Viva Glam was available for online purchase September 8 and available in stores September 11, but because I was anxious about it I purchased mines online.

The MAC website says this lipstick is a cool mauve shade with a frost finish, but I don't see it, however it looks more silvery/brownish color to me.

The tinted lipglass looks more mauvish with the hint of shimmer-which I love.

The swatches...

left to right: lipstick and lipglass, lipglass, lipstick 2 coats, lipstck 1 coat

Of course, the color will vary from person to person when wearing it because of our different skin tones. In my opinion, I say have an open mind with it and create your look.

lipglass only

lipstick only

lipstick and lipglass

My review: So, I have worn the set the last few days and...I love, love, love the lipglass and will pair it with other lipsticks or wear by itself. The lipstick is another story, I like the color and that it is a frost, but on me I am not feeling it too much..maybe because I already have color in my lips and its not contrasting together, but I am not feeling it on me. I think I may try it with a liner to help with the color before returning. I have seen the lipstick on other ladies and it looks beautiful on them (I'm jelly of that, lol)

In addition, what I love about the Viva Glam is that every cent will go towards a charity helping women, men and children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Have you or will you be purchasing the Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick/lipglass duo?

Until next time....