Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Nature Girl Organic Rose Botanical Body Lotion- An awesome, nurturing moisturizer that took little too much time to soak in. But once it's in, it has staying power.I love the packaging with graffiti on a simple bottle. It boasts rose and other floral extracts but the smell was slightly dull. I think it will work good for this summer when its hot and I don't want to smell perfumey.
Nature Girl Nature Groupie Rosemary and Mint Hydrating Body Wash- The body wash is 100% better than the lotion! The scent was true to the description, minty and oh so refreshing. Because it doesn't boasts a lot of the chemical solvents that other body washes do, it makes very little suds. To me that's okay, I always think, more suds, more dryness.
Nature Girl Love Organic Sugar Scrub in Lemon Peel- Loves it!!! The Scrub has these lumpy sugar pieces( Brazilian brown sugar) mixed with organic sunflower,jojoba,and calendula oils. And I'm not a big scrub fan but this one is now my go to scrub for summer skin preparation.
Rich Hippie Organic Perfume in Bliss- I love the name "Rich Hippie"!!Sniffing it out of the bottle does it no justice!I applied it and it totally developed on my skin into this fresh green scent. Bliss is also a great smell when mixed with Nature Girl Rose Botanical Lotion.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Very good,Vanessa. I don't know if I'm crazy about the hair though.
I love this. See you can wear beading and sequins and not look like the statue you are nominated for!!
Somebody finally stepped in and helped Chandra out. I think she could've done without the wrap.
Great silhouette but the color is a little off. Maybe more of an emerald would have worked!!
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Complete list of the 79th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif.:
1. Best Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen." ( NO DREAMGIRLS!!!)
3. Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Kate Winslet, "Little Children."
4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"; Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"; Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"; Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed."
Saturday, January 20, 2007
MAC Chromeglass in Metalberry- The SA actually made me try this one. She said my coloring was great for it. And it is!!I love it and I've been reapplying it all day.
MAC eyeshadow in Jete'- I got the LAST one. It was actually on hold for someone who never came and got it.
MAC Amazon Eyes quad from the Icon 4 collection- Grismil, my SA, convinced me to get this. When first same the collection,I wasn't that impressed but I had to have something from it. Grismil sat me down and layered the colors on my eye and it looked fabulous. This is a fantastic buy.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Glissade- After reading Toya's review/advise(thanks) on it, I decided to check it out. Also sent a prayer up to the good Lawd above that if I like it that there would be some in stock.Yes, Jesus love me!! I can't wait to really put it on. They also had Lightscapade. I might go back and get that one.
Picture:My personal collection!
Friday, January 19, 2007
I'm tagging Samida @ Stained Couture, Sylvia @ I Like Her Style,Erica"E-Dub" and Jenn Wes.
I wore braces for 4 1/2 years.
I didn't get them til I was 15 and the orthodonist put the bottom rack on first then six months later the top rack. Then I had my roof of my mouth cracked and realigned and had to wear this little device where you have a key to turn it. I also wore those horrible rubber bands and colored caps in different colors. After I pledged in 1996 I had my whole mouth done up in pink and green!! Then my orthodonist took them off and didnt give me any retainers and my teeth immediately started to shift. So he gave me a brand new set of braces on him. This time I had ceramic braces that stained like crazy. I wore those like for a year. Then he bonded retainers on the back of my teeth. Thank God for bonded reatiners because I got grown friends that wear retainers at night.
I've never had a new car.
Never, but since was 13, I've had a five cars, none I've purchased on my own. I've had a 1978 Plymouth Champ,1985 Ford Escort( my sweet 16 car), 1987 Dodge Lancer("Blue"L" Dog" RIP!) 1990 Buick Regal, and 1994 Toyota Corolla. To be honest, I don't want a car payment.
I played the flute for 11 years
I started in the 6th grade, was on my Jr High and HS marching and concert bands. I marched for all four years on my HS band(core style, for the band geeks). Then I played on different ensembles in college. I can pick it up now and play my HS fight song off the top of my head.
At one point, I wanted to be an attorney but Constitutional Law I in Fall 1998 changed that.
That was one the worst classes I ever took. I was hella hard and the work load was ridiculous. I did however like my professor and all of classmates. Everyone helpe me through the class but when I was through, I quickly looked into another career option. But I can tell you about all kinds Supreme Court cases. My favorite was Miranda vs. Arizona.
I never had a Jheri Curl AKA in Union as a "Curly Kit"
My mom had one that was like something off Coming To America. It was curly,loopy, springy and perfectly wet at all times. Then she wore a face full of Fashion Fair and smelled of Emeraude. She so fabulously 80s when I was young!! But she told me that "Two people in the house could not have "curls", it was too expensive( this coming from a woman who had 20 Aigner purses)". I think she didn't want to damage my hair. But I begged and begged and never got one. My Cousin Tiffany had one and I was so jealous and she knew it! We talk about that all the time:)
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Jessica Biel's slim-fitting metallic gown from Monday's Golden Globes gala is the same one Hilary Swank wore to a Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2004. Last year, it was Reese Witherspoon who was burned after being caught in a "vintage" Chanel number that had been worn by Kirsten Dunst in 2003.
"I loved this dress and felt great in it," Biel said in a statement Tuesday. "It is unfortunate that I was told by Valentino no one had ever worn the gown before, but I think Hilary has amazing style, and I'm flattered we share the same taste."
Valentino issued a statement, too, but would not specifically address the Biel mix-up: "Valentino dresses are timeless, and each woman brings to them her own interpretation. Two beautiful actresses can be different and great even in the same dress."
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I love this!!!She looks soooo glowy!!
You know how JLO do...
Look at all that bronze shimmer!!Did she bathe in it?Look like she bathed in Nars Body Glow and rolled in Becca Body Shimmer. The dress is enough!!
Some say her look was very "trannie" But I like it. She look like she had makeup "on" which I love.
Plum lips for me for a week peeps!!
She looked great. I wish I can do a cat-eye like that...
* Lots of Black,jewel tones, and white dresses. I thought perhaps NBC was planning a mass wedding we didn't know about.
*Chandra Wilson of Grey's Anatomy cleaned up well. She usually looks busted blaming it on motherhood. Note to Chandra... Being raggedy ain't always the kids fault.
*Puffy...excuse me,Sean Combs, looks like he had lost some weight in that blue brocade tuxedo jacket.
*Salma Hayek had her chi-chis out as usual!!! Go Ugly Betty!!
*Jada Pinkett Smith was wearing her Founder's Day Salmon Pink looking fabulous.
*Why did that Eddie Murphy/Tracey Edmonds duo catch me by surprise? I so knew they were together.
*Where was the neckwear? I mean who wore necklaces? I saw very very few.
*Vanessa Williams hair. I could have done that. I hope she didn't pay over $25 for that. But her dress was fire.
*I'm sorry...Cameron Diaz's Chanel number was totally ruined by her fire-ass red lips. I more subtle face would have did the trick for such a wonderful dress.
* Okay Miss Reece Witherspoon, you are single and fab in yellow. Didn't like the hair though.
*Makeup- was pretty typical to me, smokey eyes,nude lips, red lips, shimmery skin. JHud did a plum lip that out of ordinary.
*Speaking of my beautiful,first award of the night, Jennifer Hudson...I loved the dress, Vera Wang satin, umpire, navy, very flattering. Needed something though. Maybe she saving it for the Oscars:) I more in love with her each day!
*You knew it was coming...Beyonce. I sort of felt sorry that she didn't win her singular awards. Even though I know she wasn't going to win Best Actress over no Meryl Streep. Of course she had on her best gold lame,beaded, sequined, with a keyhole at the navel(?) drag and her longest Yaky hair. Her jewelry was great though. Even though she didn't win , you know her parents are going ride the hell out the "Golden Globe Nominee/Winner" title.
Favorite looks and Fashion No's are coming up...
Be sure to watch Fashion Police at 8pm on E! tonight!
Monday, January 15, 2007
4 jobs you've had:
My first job was at Paramount's Carowinds my 2nd semester freshman year at the WU. I worked the weekends then some of the week til I had to go home for the summer. I got paid really good and I also work in the Ida Jane Dacus Library on yard. I was ALSO pledging that semester.I lost like 40 lbs. I came home and my mother thought I had been starved to death!(I was eating,though:)
I've worked at New York and Company when it was Lerner New York and when their boot cut jeans first came out. My sorors use worry the hell out of me about those jeans!
I've worked in several call centers so I know what it feels like to work customer service. The worst two: BellSouth and the Vanguard Group.
4 movies I'd watch over and over:
All the Tyler Perry/Madea plays especially Meet the Browns
The Devil Wears Prada
Coming to America
4 places I've lived apart from where I live now:
Rock Hill SC
Charlotte NC( Never really had address there but if you live in the Rock Hill/Fort Mill/Charlotte area and work in Charlotte you mightest well say you lived there. Everything you need and want to do and all of your peeps are in Charlotte)
4 TV shows I love
Girlfriends(pre-Jill Marie Jones' exit, not that mess they are doing now.)
4 places I've been on holiday:
4 websites I visit daily:
4 favorite foods
4 places I rather be now:
At Earth Fare, sipping a PB&J smoothie
SouthPark Mall( I so miss that mall)
At dinner with My Crew( today I'm missing yall...)
At B&N, even though I've been there already today
4 books I enjoy rereading
The Accidental Diva
The BAP Handbook
4CD's that never leave my rotation:
Beneath The Surface-Incognito
The Best of L.T.D
Fantasia's New CD
4 people I'm tagging:
The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination.As the Sorority grew, it kept in balance two important themes: the importance of the individual and the strength of an organization of women of ability and courage. As the world became more complex, there was a need for associations which cut across racial, geographical, political, physical and social barriers.Alpha Kappa Alpha’s influence extends beyond campus quads and student interest. It has a legacy of service that deepens, rather than ends, with college graduation.The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.
The Original Group: Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Lavinia Norman, Lucy Slowe and Marie Woolfolk Taylor
Led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, the nine Howard University students who came together to form Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority were the scholastic leaders of their classes. Each also had a special talent or gift that further enhanced the potential of this dynamic group.
The Sophomores: Norma Boyd, Ethel Jones Mowbray, Alice Murray, Sarah Meriweather Nutter, Joanna Berry Shields, Carrie Snowden and Harriett Terry
With the exception of Ethel, the original group of women was comprised of college seniors. To ensure the continuity of the organization, seven Class of 1910 honor students who had expressed interest were invited to join without initiation.
The Incorporators: Norma Boyd, Julia Brooks, Ethel Jones Mowbray, Nellie Quander, Nellie Pratt Russell and Minnie Smith
Nellie Quander was elected president in 1911. Under her visionary leadership, Alpha Kappa Alpha initiated a dynamic plan of expansion. The first step of establishing a national body in perpetuity was taken in 1913 when Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was legally incorporated.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Look where Rural Glamour ended up! On the pages of Style Diary!! Check out my Fashion Resolutions quote that ended up in their fashion resolutions article:
“Step up the work attire fashion game-I've been there a year (December 30) and have moved up the ladder a bit. But this year I want show the Board of Trustees and the Library Director my dedication. Work harder and Dress better!! Step up the Shoe game for the winter - Normally in summer, I'm way more adventurous with wedges,strappy sandals, cute flip flops. But this season I've been living in flat city. Time to come up on the come up!” – Jamie