Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
And here are a few more products I like from MAC:
Eyeshadows: Clarity, Goldmine, and Amber Lights
Friday, September 28, 2007
Until last week, I thought that's where my pet peeves about cornrows ended until I saw a brother at the bank with the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen attached to cornrows, barrettes. A grown man (who appeared to be straight) had these attached to each of his cornrows. WTH?
I tried to take a picture of it a couple of times with my camera phone because I was behind him at the bank. But each time I tried this African chick behind me kept asking me questions about my cell phone. It was a funny scene. lol! I would open the camera and she would say, in "Coming to America" style, "What phone is this?..." lol!
Another true story from the ATL...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
NS: Why did you decide to go natural?
MM: I decided to have natural hair because there were people who didn't believe that a person with my complexion could have naturally curly hair
NS: How long ago did you go natural?
MM: In 1999, about 8 years ago
NS:What do you like best about having natural hair?
MM: I like the stunned looks I get from people! It's funny that people believe that so called "good hair" only comes on light skin or bi-racial blacks.
NS: What do dislike about it (natural hair)?
MM:Finding someone that can style it the way I want. Everyone loves to "play" in my hair, but no one can really style it.
NS:Ok. What did you find out about your hair that you didn't already know?
MM: It has a mind of it's own!
NS: lol! Mine too.
NS:How do men respond to your natural hair as opposed to when you had a relaxer?
MM: My boyfriend loves my natural hair! He is admantly opposed to me relaxing it! I think he likes the compliments I get on my hair as much as I do. The reaction really isn't much different from then to now.
NS: You stated "opposed to me relaxing", are you considering a relaxer? If so, why?
MM: I consider a relaxing my hair every other week. Because I get tired of the ponytail, bun and braids. If I want to straighten my hair out it only lasts about 2 hrs, 4 max if I walk around with a handheld air conditioner. It would just be easier sometimes.
NS: Do you feel having natural hair effects your professional life? Is so, how?
MM: No, not at all!
NS:Your hair color is gorgeous. I love it! Is it natural?
MM:Thank you. It is not natural, bought at WalMart. It's Honey Blonde, but because my hair is so dark it comes out a golden red color. I wanted to go blonde but I liked this color better. I decided to stick with the accident.
NS: It looks very natural. And I think it compliments your skin perfectly. The accident was a pleasant surprise then.
MM: Yes it was!
NS: Do you have any tips for women transitioning to natural hair?
MM: It starts off pretty rough! hang in there, and you will love the end result!
NS: How did you go natural? Did you do the big chop or cut the ends off slowly?
MM: I've always had long hair so cutting it all off and starting over was not going to work for me. So I let it grow and slowly cut it off. For a while I had a half 'n half thing going on. Half curly, half straight.
NS:lol- What styles did you wear at the time?
MM: One big afro-puff
NS: Sounds very fly
MM: "I rocks rough and stuff with my afro puff..."LOL
NS: Do you have any products you like to use or product recommendations?
MM: I use TCB hair conditioner, mainly because its lighter and doesn't weigh my hair down.
NS:Which shampoo do you use and about how often do you wash your hair?
MM: (as far as products) I use a lot of conditioners too because my hair is like a sponge. I wash my hair every two weeks and I use Treseme deep cleaning.
NS: How does your family respond to your hair?
MM: They've been around since the beginning so they are used to it. And alot of my family has naturally curly/wavy hair so it's really no big deal.
NS: Thanks for your cooperation and time. I am trying to encourage being natural one head at a time.
MM: You're welcome. Gone girl, do your thang.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Abraham said he is seeking the maximum sentence on the kidnapping charges. In addition to the Brewsters, the suspects are Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, West Virginia; and George A. Messer, 27, Karen Burton, 46, and her daughter, Alisha Burton, 23, all of Chapmanville, West Virginia. They all have previous records and have been arrested numerous times,' Sheriff W.E. Hunter said Tuesday. 'They are familiar to law enforcement.' Frankie Brewster was charged with first-degree murder in 1994, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in the death of an 84-year-old woman. She was released in 2000 after serving five years in prison, according to court records cited by the AP.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This one is from http://www.artistictee.com/ for $18.99 plus shipping and handling. It features an African mother and child. I love the angles and colors in the shirt. Nice!
For grins and giggles, I like this one from http://www.digitalgravel.com/. It's $37.00 plus S&H. Indeed, I consider myself a "Highly Edumacated" intellectual...except when it comes to men. lol!
Movement Tee for Youth:
The sister that operates this site http://www.essenceuniversal.com/ is a beautiful natural hair diva I met while mingling. She makes T-shirts and accessories primarily for youth. But there are also women's tees on her site. It's definitely worth a click.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
10 years ago- My most favorite movie at the time was:
10 years ago- On a daily basis, I wrote in my journal, was melodramatic, and talked on the phone for hours on end.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Because the funeral coincided with my birthday,I had more inclination to reflect and ponder life's meaning. Above all things, I want to be thought of as useful and loving. I also realize how short my own life is:
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
And I thought of how important it is to utilize the few moments each of us have left to the best, fullest potential.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.- Annie Dillard
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
For shoulder-length hair:
1. Pull your hair into a ponytail snugly with a ponytail holder.
2.Wrap a small/medium size sock/scarf around the ponytail holder that matches your hair color in a circular shape around the ponytail.
3.Now you should see a donut shape surrounding your ponytail.
4. Use another ponytail holder to wrap your hair around the donut stretching it from the outside in tucking the ends underneath the sock/scarf. The top of your ponytail will be facing the inside of the donut shaped scarf/sock.
For longer/thicker hair:
Follow the steps except don't use the scarf/sock as it may not be necessary. Secure your own hair under using hair pins.
***This works on all hair whether you have a relaxer, locs, or a natural afro/curls.***
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
THE WAIST IS BACK!!! Naturally, Sophia could not be more excited. I love my waist which remains smaller than the rest of me thanks to God and mom's DNA. More on that later...This fall is all about the waist. This means hi-waist pants & jeans, wide waist grazing belts, and my personal favorite: shirts and dresses that accent the waist.
I just bought my size 16 Hi-Waist jeans from Old Navy. They are dark blue and have a wide leg adding the illusion of a smaller waist. Although I would not wear my jeans as tight as Eve's on the left, it's still a very good look. I am so tired of low waist pants and jeans showing that infamous panties/booty peek combo and pudgy waistlines.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
These are my most anticipated releases coming soon:
1. Jill Scott, The Real Thing
You can see Jill Scott's new songs live here. Click the link under Check It Out: VH1 Soul Stage http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/scott_jill/artist.jhtml
2. Alicia Keys- As I Am
You can check out her new single, "No One" at the link below:
3. Lupe Fiasco, The Cool album is due out November 20th; mark your calenders.
You can check out "Superstardom" below. I'm lovin it.