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R.I.P Bebe Campbell Moore

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Bebe Moore Campbell (February 18, 1950- November 27, 2006) was the author of three New York Times bestsellers, Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, and What You Owe Me, which was also a Los Angeles Times "Best Book of 2001." Her other works include the novel Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Literature; her memoir, Sweet Summer, Growing Up With and Without My Dad; and her first nonfiction book, Successful Women, Angry Men: Backlash in the Two-Career Marriage. Her essays, articles, and excerpts appear in many anthologies.
Ms. Campbell's interest in mental health was the catalyst for her first children's book, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry, which was published in September 2003. This book won the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Outstanding Literature Award for 2003. The book tells the story of how a little girl copes with being reared by her mentally ill mother. Ms. Campbell was a member of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and a founding member of NAMI-Inglewood. Her latest book, 72 Hour Hold, also deals with mental illness.
Ms. Campbell's first play, "Even with the Madness," debuted in New York in June 2003. This work revisited the theme of mental illness and the family.
As a journalist Ms. Campbell wrote articles for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, as well as other publications. She was a regular commentator for Morning Edition a program on National Public Radio.
Ms. Campbell was born and reared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh. She lived in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Ellis Gordon Jr. and had a son, Ellis Gordon III and a daughter, actress Maia Campbell. She was an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorported.
Campbell died at the age of 56 from brain cancer. Her favorite quote on being a writer: "Discipline is the servant of inspiration."
Rest In Peace,Soror!!
J
bio:www.wikipedia.org

Beauty Find of the Day....



Did you chicas know that Kerry Washington has a Loreal Star Secrets Color called Kerry's Rosewood? It a very glizty but sheer rose mauve color. I got mine TWO at CVS. I love miss Kerry!!!!



J

Beauty Find of the Day!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Now, I know this is not a beauty product per se, but I love candles. But after I moved back to my mom's house I stopped burning them because I love them all over the house and my mom, well anybody who lives with parents knows, what you did in your house you most likely can't do in their house!! But after discovery very cute shop called Divas on Main in the SPBG, I have went back to my old ways in a good way. Tyler Candles in Ira Jean and Pristine are simply fantastic. First, the scent immediately starts to fill the air after no less than a minute. Second, the scents I choose, Ira Jean and Pristine make the air around you so pretty and soft that you feel like sitting at a vanity and applying body powder with a puff!!That's very girly indeed! I plan on getting more soon, I love love love them!!!

Toyota Corolla Beauty...


Today was running late for work and I hadn't eaten anything so I hurried did my hair got dressed and pack a makeup bag with a few items. I ended up doing my makup in the car while I waited in the drive thru at Bantam Chef. Here's what I used:


I quickly did my brows with Milani Easybrow in Dark Brown.Then I dusted my face with KLS by Kimora Lee Simmons Highlighter in Juicy Java. For my eyes, I packed my Smashbox Highlighter Quad and used the dark pink color from lash line up to the crease then the bronzey peach color from the crease to brow bone, blended well of couse. I added three coats of Bourjois mascara and for the lips, MAC Viva Glam VI lipglass. I looked better than when I spend time in a bathroom mirror!!!



J

The Procrastination MeMe

Friday, November 24, 2006

I stole this from Toya's Blog...she know I luv her:)

Explain what ended your last relationship?He called me and said that he had his "needs" and he didn't want to be with me after three years and two of those years"shacking". But I prayed for it...I want God to get me out of the relationship but I didn't know how to do it on my own...

When was the last time you shaved?Bad question...two weeks ago:(

What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?Sleep...I was off today...getting paid!!

What were you doing 15 minutes ago?Throwing my leftover Nachos from Wild Wing in the trash, ugh

Are you any good at math?No.

Your prom night, what do you remember about it? Well, I didn't want to go mainly because our prom was just a show off spot for the really, real popular people and alot of folks were not excited about it. Plus my cotillion had just been the week before and I was more excited about that. My mom wanted to go the prom. So me and boyfriend at the time went, took pictures, left, went back to my house, changed clothes and went to see "Friday"at the movies.

Do you have any famous ancestors?I was once told that I was decendant of Governor Jeter, a former SC Governor who signed the secession from Union papers for South Carolina during the Civil War.I ain't proud of it at all.

Have you had to take a loan out for school?Where do you want to start...William D. Ford, Perkins,Direct...

Last thing received in the mail?My Gourmet mag, a letter from my amazing attorney,a coupon for 15 % at B&N.

How many different beverages have you had today? two bottled waters, a sweet ice tea with lemon,a pumpkin latte from Cafe' Ishi

Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?Yeah. I hate to though

Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to? Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers and The Clark Sisters

Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?Yes.

What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had? I wore braces for six years( two sets) and I had the roof of my mouth cracked and realigned so that my overbite could be corrected.

What is out your back door?we have a side door.LOL. me and my ma's cars

Any plans for Friday night? Some blog work, watch Best Week Ever, gather up my library books to take back...

Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?no

Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?Yes and I love them.

Have you ever been to a planetarium?Yes.

Do you re-use towels after you shower?Yes.

Some things you are excited about?My children coming home Sunday.

What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?none

Describe your keychain(s)?Its all my keys on the big brass ring with a whistle on it.

Where do you keep your change? In my pocket, at the bottom of my purse

When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people? a grad chapter retreat about three years ago about Parlimentary Procedure...

What kind of winter coat do you own?I have lots of coats...in my storage but I have no where in my ma's house to put them,so, I have a coat that I just got from ON for 12.49 that I wear.

What was the weather like on your graduation day?It was hot for my HS graduation and cold for my college.

Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?Open

Happy Birthday Shannan!!!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2006



Happy B'Day D.Shannan!!!
Spring 1996
#8
"Belle-Aire"


"That's my LS, b*tches!!!, get in line!!!"
quote from "J" AKA "Cascade""Notorious" "'Bout it, Bout it" sometime in the Fall 1998.


Thanksgiving Beauty...

Morning
Face:
DayBreak Farms Prairie Oat Mint Complexion Bar
mark.Vita surge Megavitamin Hydrator For Behaving Skin

Body:
BBW Pumpkin Pie Paradise 3n1
Oyin Honey Wash in Black Cedar Fig
Oyin After Bath in Black Cedar Fig
Oyin Whipped Shea Butter in Black Cedar Fig
Carol's Daughter Esctacy Eau de Toilette

Makeup:
Wet N Wild Mega Pump Bronzer in Brazilian Bronze
mark. Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup in Deep
Milani Easybrow in Dark Brown
Cargo Coco Palette( the dark burgandy color all over the lid to the crease then the light pink all the way of the brow bone blended well.)
Bourgois Lengthening and Curving Mascara
Wet N Wild Blush in Rose
Stila Lip Glaze in Guava


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

J

Daily Inspiration...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Beautiful cropped afro...
Baby Momma of the Year...again. Holding it down!!

Big Girl Fabulous!!!Love it
Lately( this week) my "diva fabulous"(as my las chicas la"Crew" would call it) level is at all time low. I'm just not feeling like...beautiful. Maybe its the looming Thanksgiving holiday that my children will be spending with their dad and his family in Atlanta or maybe that the ever present boredom cloud that will hover over me on those the days. Believe me ya'll I do try myself to keep myself busy if I'm not working. But there is so much you can do. But getting back to the slump, I posted that my hair is at the stage of "what to do with me?" and new clothes+Christmastime with two children= Jamie gets no new clothes!!! But that's okay, the boys are going to climb the walls with their new toys and that's better than any ole' factory store Coach bag.:) I ran across these pictures while checking my blog list that made me feel a spirit arising.

J

Beauty Find of the Day!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I know ya'll are thinking for someone who is always screaming broke, she sure does shop a lot. I'm not the outdoorsy mom who likes to romp in grass or go to park. I take my kids where I like to be, shopping in stores. And believe it or not, the boys like shopping, So today the fam and I traveled to the SPBG again this time to Marshalls to see if we could score some early Christmas things. Well, guess what was waiting for me AGAIN:

Kiehls Musk 19.99!!

I didn't get any though. Instead, I picked up Chocolovers by Aqualina for 9.99, same folks who make Pink Sugar. I've been through two bottles of Pink Sugar since it was introduced so I was excited to grab this up because I wanted it anyway. I was MUA one day and someone said they had found Chocolovers at Marshalls. I also scored Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Body Milk for 5.99. I don't know about everybody else's TJMaxx, Marshalls, or Ross but the Korres products are always the scents that didn't smell that great. I was very happy to pick this up also.

I will probably be back at these spots again after Thanksgiving. I'm the fool who likes the crowds every though I worked retail since I was 17.:)


J

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Diary of a Nouveau Nappyhead Part VII

Monday, November 20, 2006

My hair and I are having growing pains.It has probably grown a 1/4 inch since I cut it and my routine of wet it, condition it, gel it is not working anymore. It akes more time in the morning to get to look like something( more than 15 minutes). Grrrr!! It's not long enough to double strand twist and look good.It is taking every thing in me not to cut it down again or texturize it. If I cut it down again then I'll be waiting for it to grow and if I texturize it at this length it will look like a starter jheri curl( do you know that Jheri Curl has a entry in Wikipedia?)!

I'll figure something out. Suggestions let a sista know!

J

Dreamgirls on Oprah:J's Fashion Yummy-ness!!!

Jennifer looked so cute in this empire waist dress...I love it!I wonder who makes.If you know let me know!!
Anika is a darling. She reminds me of my Soror E-dub...

Now, Miss Beyonce, as you all know I luv, could have done something different. I know the purpose was to "stand out" but her dress look like her momma made it an hour before the show. Very cheap looking and too short AND too summer-y. I mean don't they film in Chicago?

Please try to catch this Oprah show. I remember when Oprah came on at 9pm when I lived in Rock Hill. I miss that.It was really good and Jennifer got mad props.

J

photos:http://dreamgirlsfans.blogspot.com/

(screaming!!!)Beauty Find of the Century!!!


Today I packed up the fam and we went to TJ Maxx in the SPBG. And guess what was waiting for me in the fragrance section:


KIEHLS MUSK EAU DE TOILETTE 1.7 OZ !!!! for 19.99!!!


I said "very loudly" Thank you God!!!!I could hear my friend Shea say, "Cue the Shouting Music!!!" What a Beauty Blessing!! Plus I got two more Stacked Style fragrances,Fiore Flirt and Dolce Dew to add to my Stacked Style collection for 9.99 a piece.

But...the bad news was Best Buy and Circuit City were SOLD OUT of the new Tamia CD. You better blow up girl!!!


J

Friday Afternoon MeMe!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Your Favorites MeMe

List what you like and pass it on…then the next person fills in their favorites and passes it on!!Go!!!


Lip gloss-That’s hard!! Becca Granita, MAC Viva Glam VI, Revlon SuperLustrous in Coffee Gleam…I could go on and on…

Jewelry-My Juicy Couture Charm Bracelet and my thin silver hoops my mom gave me four Christmases ago.

Shoes-Nine West,

Handbag- my knockoff Bronze Fendi Spy Bag

Car-2007 Jeep Commander

City-I really don’t have one…

Restaurant-Red Rock CafĂ©’

Body Lotion-Sharon Bolton Truth

Book-Sugar by Bernice McFadden

Color-Blue

Department Store-Nordstrom, Belk

Department in the Department Store-Cosmetics, of course

TV Show- right now, Ugly Betty all time: The Cosby Show

Reality Show-Project Runway

Song-Love Ballad by LTD, Outstanding by Gap Band, Wait For Love by Luther”Luffa” Vandross

Body part on you-my eyes

Drink-Sweet ice tea

Perfume-Philosophy Amazing Grace

Cheese-Cheddar

Ice Cream-Haagen Daas Dolce de Leche

Mascara-CoverGirl Lash Exact

Hair Product-Black Hair Gel!! And Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner

Nail Polish-none

One Thing...





I only want one thing from Sephora's Holiday Gift Sets...Becca Hypnotise Set...

That's it...I'm in love!!!



$55 www.sephora.com Set includes: A Line & Illuminate Pencil Mustique (bronze brown eyeliner/silver pink eyeshadow), Lip & Cheek Creme in Tuberose (fresh pink) and Geranium (muted red), JD Xantho (glimmering gold), and Glossy Lip Tint in Maraschino (sheer red).

J

How Yummy!! Big Girls Edition!






I consider myself a half- plus size girl. I wear a 44D bra and 16 pants and now I'm just getting into L and XL shirts after a year of XXL. But I can't wear a shirt out of Lane Bryant and most of the things in Torrid and Ashley Stewart are a little too big, even at the smallest size. I gained the majority of weight AFTER I had my children and moved back to Union. My eating habits were a mess plus I though need to lose weight because I thought that's what the "plaintiff" liked. Well, a year and half later and changed lifestyle and mind ,I became more accepting of my curves and how to dress them better. I love fashion and all because it comes in a size XS doesn't mean I don't think its cute. But I will not give up my weekly jaunt to Applebees' to be "skinty". I just want to be healthy, energetic and wearing size 14!!! Well my search for cute clothes for half-big girls I came across B& Lu, a very sweet plus size line. Above are some my wishlist items...


J

Sorry:(

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hey peeps...

I'm sorry I haven't posted in TWO days but I have been in the major dumps the last couple of days and have been uninspired to do anything. I hate when I get this way...but i shall be back hopefully saturday or sunday with some great reviews on Pantina Cosmetics and Tarte Cosmetics and some fashion fabulous. Love you all!!!


J

Musical Selections...

Monday, November 13, 2006


I'm not a big CD buying person. I tend to download a song or two from Rhapsody or I'll buy a CD only after I have listened to all the tracks on line. I love music and have played various instruments since I was young so I think that's why I'm picky. Plus I'm getting to old to listen to some stuff. I live in the hot bed of Southern Crunk/Get it Crunk/Let's shoot up the club music/ area( only three hours from Atlanta) so when you turn on the radio, that's what you hear. Thanks God for V101.9(hits and oldies) out of Charlotte or beat my car radio with a bat!! I like old stuff like ALL THINGS LUTHER VANDROSS and Old School R&B. For example I just downloaded Silly by Deniece Williams on to my Zen Nano. Ahh...I feel like that sometimes... Here's my list of got to get it music:

Kingdom Come by Jay Z-

Bees,Things, and Flowers by Incognito

Fantasia by Fantasia

Get Used To It- Brand New Heavies

Make Like Lovers Do and Uncovered- Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore

Young Lioness- Teedra Moses

Tamia:Between Friends-Tamia

Dreamgirls Soundtrack

In My Mind-Heather Headley( a replacement)

J

Weekend Rantings and Questions...


Tested the new VS Angels Fragrance Desire. I loved how it smelled when it went on the but the dry down smelled cheap. Almost bought it....

Til' I bought the December Elle and there was a coupon in it for a free one...

Whew!

Why is Beyonce being pumped up for an Oscar? I don't believe it...

But I am exicited about seeing Dreamgirls!!

Check out this Dreamgirls blog!!

What happened to Marie Claire? The covers are so "dry" and feel like I'm reading National Geographic and not a Fashion magazine.

The Devil Wears Prada DVD...December 12!!!

Where in the HELL is my December Lucky mag!Dayum Conde' Nast!!

Should I make up an order from Sephora just to get the deluxe sample bag?

What do I want for Christmas?

I love that American Idol revisited show!

OMG...I can wear a size large from New York and Company...(considering I could wear nothing from them last year...and they cut big)

The Jill Marie Jones Beauty layout in December's Essence is stunning!!

I think Mikki Taylor's "Mikki Says" should be waaaayyy longer.

Who will I play my Sephora Monopoly with when I buy it?

J

photo:http://dreamgirlsfans.blogspot.com/

Saturday Boredom MeMe

Saturday, November 11, 2006

This is Meme i stole from my soror shae on MySpace:



Can-Did-Do-Does-Have's-How's-Last's-What's-Who's
THE CANS:Can you blow a bubble? yes
Can you dance? yes
Can you do a cart wheel? no
Can you tie a cherry stem with your tongue? yep
Can you touch your toes? on a good day
Can you whistle? like a dude. years playing a flute will do that to ya
Can you wiggle your ears? no
Can you wiggle your nose? yes
THE DIDS:
Did you ever get into a fist fight in school? no
Did you ever run away from home? yes
Did you ever want to be a doctor? no
Did you ever want to be a fire fighter? no
THE DOS:Do you believe in God? yes
Do you know how to swim? yes. my dad taught me
Do you like roller coasters? definately not
Do you own a bike? no
Do you think you could handle the stuff they eat on those reality shows? hell no
THE DOES:Does hair loss run in your family at all? no
Does your car get good gas mileage? not really i guess cause' its old
Does your family have family picnics? no
THE HAVES:Have you ever been on a plane? yep
Have you ever asked someone out? yes
Have you ever been asked out by someone? yes
Have you ever been to the ocean? yes
Have you ever gone fishing? yes
Have you ever painted your nails? yes
THE HOWS:How did you find out about MySpace? the kids at the library
How many people are on your friend's list? 63
How many of them have you met in person? about 20 of them
How many times has your profile been visited? over 300 times
How tall are you? 5'0
how much money do you have on you right now? $26 and bag of loose change
THE LASTS:Last person you hung out with? my bam bams, i know...sad
Last thing someone said to you? Have you heard from the boys, says the neurotic grandma
THE WHATS:What are you listening to? my mother cough
What is the weather outside? rainy:(
What radio station do you listen to? 101.9,97.9,107.3, 96.1
What was the last restaurant you ate at?Ruby Tuesday's- I needed the salad bar
What was the last thing you bought? a fuji apple at The Fresh Market
What was the last thing you had to drink? water
What was the last tv show you watched? Rachael Ray's Thanksgiving special
What's up with your MySpace picture?? It's old I know that.
THE WHOS:Who is your newest friend you added to myspace? Torrey
Who was the last person you IM'd? Maria
Talked to on the phone? My mom
Who is your current crush? i'll keep that to myself...
Who was the last person you took pictures with? "Baby Kel" on Halloween
Who was the last person to leave you a comment? Nole Style and Beauty
Who was the last person you said I love you to? "Baby Kel" and "FatBerry"

Review:JR Watkins Natural Body Care Kit

Friday, November 10, 2006



You know I love a samplers. About a week or two ago I received a package from JR Watkins. It was the Natural Body Care Kit and it included:

All-Natural Lavender Hand & Cuticle Salve (0.25 oz.)
All-Natural Lemon Body Oil (1 fl. oz.)
All-Natural Lemon Hand & Cuticle Salve (0.25 oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion (1 fl. oz.)
Lemon Cream Shea Butter (0.7 oz.)
Mango Shea Butter (0.7 oz.)
Peppermint Foot Cream (1 fl. oz.)
Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion (1 fl. oz.)


My favorites were All Natural Lemon Body Oil layered with Lemon Cream Shea Butter. I smelled like lemon pound cake!!!I love to have the Lemon Body Oil in a big size. I also loved the Peppermint Foot Cream. It was cooling and moisterizing at the same time and held well after i took my socks off the next morning. The Hand and Cuticle Salves in Lemon and in Lavender were immediately put in my handbag. They tend to be more of a cuticle salve unless you have very dry hands or you like oily hands. My least favorite, but not terribly bad, was the Mango Shea Butter. It smelled like Hot 6 Oil or one of those "Miracle Grow"Hair Greases! LOL!They just need to rework the scent. Maybe not mix it with Shea Butter?



Overall,Out of 8 items, only one didn't grab me.It's great if you haven't used JR Watkins products,which you buy at Target.

J

Flirting in the Grass...

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Today I went to Kohls to pick up a regular size of Grassroots While You Were Sleeping Overnight moisturizer. I was impressed by the trial size that I purchased about a month ago.Kohls had a 15% off all cosmetics plus every purchase over $25 gets a free tote. So you know I got caught up plus I had the "Def Squad"(my kids) with me. Here's what I picked up( quickly):

Grassroots While You Were Sleeping Overnight Moisturizer

Flirt! Pretty Easy Quick Cover in Golden Goddess Warm

Grassroots The Great Escape Totally Relaxing Bath Salts

Flirt! Big Deal Lip&Cheek Tint in Tini Bikini

Flirt! Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadows in Golden Lady and Glamourazzi


I WILL give reviews...if I keep all of it.:)

J

New Blog!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hey there cuties...
Ms. Rebelle the BAP has another blog called "Fatback and Sushi". It's all about my adventures as a country foodie finding her way.Don't forget to visit http://fatback-and-sushi.blogspot.com/
J

Buried Treasures...The Fragrance Edition

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


I haven't did one these in a while even though there is not a day that goes by where I'm not like"I have this?". This rainy morning I was hunting down a fragrance to make this day feel a little better. It's Tuesday,I have to be at work early, "Bubba Boy" AKA "Big Ole' Baby" has asthma and I was up last night giving him a breathing treatment and yeah, that its "that" time of the month. I needed a pick me up in the scent nature because I was tired and sleepy. I scanned my dresser full of fragrances I saw nothing I wanted to wear( despite having 5 new scents). I saw a little box sitting to side of the dresser and notice that there were several samples of fragrances. And I mean GOOD stuff I forgot I had even though they are samples or decants:

Stila Midnight Bloom
Fresh Index Pink Jasmine
Fresh Cannibis Santal
JLO Love at First Glow
CK Euphoria
DKNY Red Delicious
Jil Sander Sport
EllenTracy
Baby Grace
Pure Grace
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Marc Jacobs Essence
Allure by Chanel
Staked Style Fuji Flower
Flowerbomb

I decided to wear Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and Kiehls Musk. What I great start to a less than okay day!!


J

Weekend Questions

Monday, November 06, 2006


These are just things I thought about this weekend( obviously I wasn't busy doing anything):

Where is my Sephora Holiday Catalog? I wonder if Jenn got hers...

Coach selling jewelry now? Oh boy...

Will Victoria's Secret send me a Holiday 2006 catalog this year? or will i have to hunt it down on the MUA swap or Ebay?

I think I need to order another Mark.Mega pallette . I have too many Mark. shadows.

Thank God my children are not old enough to ask for a PlayStation.

If I'm losing inches why am I not losing weight? Grrrr...

No "Crew" Christmas Soiree/Get Down Party this year?

What in the world am I going buy my mother(who has every thang!) for Christmas this year?

Should I die my hair auburn?

Will Becca have a Sephora Gift Set this year?

I'm so not good with eating breakfast. unless its Waffle House.

Waffle House...

Why won't my damn LS Trevor check her MySpace?!

I miss her...She so foolish.

Oh God... Here comes those Christmas Editions of my Beauty/Fashion Magazines.:(

At least I'm not working at Ann Taylor for Christmas.I can't stand the rotation of the Christmas Musak CD from November to January.

Is Liya Kebede one of their new spokesmodels?

Yay, Tamia's coming out with a new album!! She so completely slept on.

Where will I go on Black Friday?

I must get that Faith Evans Christmas album this year.

I luv Christmas Music. Especially that"It's Christmas" by Donnie Hathaway

dada-da-da-dudadadaaaaaaaaa!

J

Pure Pleasure...

Sunday, November 05, 2006


I love a good foot cream. Even though I could never get with the pedicure a week @the "nails spot" thing, I try to maintain my best at home with soft feet and simple polish. The Product Fairy dropped in my mailbox, Amala Herbal Foot Therapy by Akhassa. I put it on my weary, stand at the Circulation Desk feet after a long bath and slipped on some cotton. My feet felt wonderfully rich and refreshing. Visit www.akhassausa.com for more great products including my wishlist item for now, Akhassa Soy Candles!!

J

Rave!!: Rhassoul Polish System


My skin on my face is literally like steel. It takes a beating and keeps on moving.I have tried all kinds of systems, collections,etc. and nothing has made my face breakout or peel except of that God forbidden Clinique 3-step! So when I received the Rhassoul Polish System, I wasn't nervous about switching to try another skin care routine. But was nervous about using soap on my face, ie. the Clinique soap in the 3-step:(. Jody, my lavender queen at Daybreak Farms, reassured me that its one the most natural, gentle "way to glow". It comes in two lather layers.I first washed my face with the Rhassoul bar by directly massaging the bar on my face as instructed, creating a thick lather. Next I lathered up Prairie Oat Mint Bar and applied the lather on top of the Rhassoul lather. After rinsing thoroughly I could feel the exfoliation of the skin. You would have thought I used some grain like scrub to get that smoothness. After a week of using the Rhassoul and Prairie Oat Mint Bar on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning and just Prairie Oat Mint Bar on Tuesday and Thursday, I saw that the large pores on my cheeks were significantly minimized or gone, the texture of my skin was brighter and smoother and there was not a dry patch on my face not one day. This system of washing is phenomenal and I don't say that very often about skin care. Visit DayBreak Lavender Farms at www.soap-please.com


J

Mega Mark. Haulage!!!

Friday, November 03, 2006


Between a Mark. holiday magalog and several Avon Outlet mags I ended up recieving my biggest haul yet. I don't even know when I going to be able to try this stuff!! Here we go!:


Mark.Outlet:
Self Sanctuary Moisture Milk in Grapefruit Ginger and Fig Basil
Toute Sweet Whipped Cream Eyeshadow in Fluff and Flou
Toute Sweet Sugar Dipped Lip Gloss in Creme Caramel, Marshmellow, and Sugared Almond
Lip Vanitease Glossy Lip liaquer in Baby Doll and Boudoir ( to the left..to the left...LOL)
Self Sanctuary Illuminating Candle in White Tea
Hollywood Pink Flamingo Bath Gel
Blush Paint in Amused,Delighted and Excited

Mark. Holiday 2006:
Be Scene Blush Creme Cheek Color in Flushed and Fizz
Go Out Gloss Lip Shine in Blush and Merlot
Winkink Felt Tip Eyeliner in Night
Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup in Deep
Snap To It Custom Color Palette in Mega


J

Diary of a Nouveau Nappyhead Part VI


I have two more hair products to review from Oyin Handmade, Honey Hemp Conditioner and Grand Poo Bar.

Oyin Grand Poo Bar- Grand Poo Bar is Oyin's answer to shampoo with out the harsh detergents such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate. Because my hair is still short I just rubbed the bar over my wet hair. It immediately lathered and rinsed out beautifully. One wash and my scalp felt fresh. Plus it seemed to be unscented which I think all ethnic hair shampoos should be. What's the point of hair smelling like strawberries when it doesn't last? Plus that's just one more alcohol based ingrediate to put on your precious locks. I will continue to use this in between No Poo. I'll use the Grand Poo Bar every other week.

Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner-In my opinion the best conditioner I've used yet! I slathered it on put on a plastic cap and left it there for about an hour. My hair was felt silky soft and stayed that way all week. I can't help to think it was the Honey Hemp Conditioner that did it. You even have an option of not even rinsing it out, which I almost didn't do!

J

Super Rave!!: Loreal HIP Flawless Liquid Makeup


I finally used my Loreal HIP Flawlesss Liquid Makeup in the past couple of days. The reason why I hadn't gotten around to using it was because I'm so love with my Queen Collection Foundation. As you can see I am not a foundation snob. I left that back on steps of 764-201 when my mom came and packed me up to moved me back home. I knew that $25 plus foundations were going to cease. Around that move,I was digging the last particles out of my Becca Foundation stick. After trial and error, I devised a plan on how to pick a drugstore foundation. But I get to that later.

Loreal HIP Flawless Liquid Makeup in Cappucino-I admit being a little skeptical about this foundation. I didn't know if I wanted to try a "high intensity pigment" foundation. But after I"Grand Hustled" a free one, I thought that I wasn't losing any money. The range of colors come in either yellow undertones and red undertones. I pass that first test because I knew which one I had all ready. I started at the darkest color and put three swatches on my jawbone.Cappucino blended the best in the store. At home I put it all over and surprisingly it works great. It soaked right in and gives a medium coverage, enough to give eveness but doesn't look like a mask. I do like alot!!

Because every foundation I do own now is drugstore I feel the need to share some of my buying a foundation from a drugstore tips:

1) NEVER buy a foundation that is packaged in plastic. My reason:If I can test it right there then I'm not going to buy it that take home and then it doesn't work.

2)Bring a hand held mirror. Not a compact mirror but I small mirror with a handle that will show your whole face in it.

3)Test belong the jaw line. Something I learned from makeup counters and magazines. It does give you the best idea for which shade works.

4) If it is day time, go outside and look it the foundation on your face to see if it is natural looking

5)If it doesn't work...take it back!

My Fav's from the drugstore foudation:
CG Queen Collection
Loreal True Match
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
Maybelline Even Fresh
Maybelline Pure Makeup
Loreal HIP Flawless Liquid Makeup

J

What I'm into now...November 2006

Just a list of current obssessions.It should be longer but I need a nap.:)

A fresh new magazine hanging out of the mailbox
Finding New and Old Friends on MySpace
Vitamin E Tablets
The color Gray
Cover Girl Queen Collection
Fuji Apples
Incognito's New CD
Anthropologie(always...)
MAC Viva Glam VI lip glass
Eating meals out of pasta bowls
All things Mark.Bohista
Jane Makeover In a Box
Greg Berenhdt
Four Four Blog
Grilled Chicken Salads from Bantam Chef
My shrinking waist(yay!)
My crazy,fabulous job( minus the new dress code)
Lindt white chocolate truffles
Saturdays at The Fresh Market
Kiehls anything
Origins Ginger Body products
CVS Extra Bucks
VS Sexy Makeup
Kimora Lee Simmons and her ghettofab arse!
Oyin Handmade Funk Butter
Starbucks Maple Machiatto and Pumpkin Latte and Blueberry Muffin AND Banana Nut Bread