Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hair Update!

Well, I finally took out my sew-in a week earlier than I expected. I would have had it in a total of 2 months next weekend so I decided to get it over with this weekend since I start another quarter in school on Wednesday!

I'll start by saying that my sew-in was a wonderful experience! I was really nervous about losing a lot of hair and the damage that others have said this style causes. I'm glad to say that I suffered minimal hair loss, which was the hair I would have shed anyway, so I'm happy to say that.

I'll definitely be getting another sew-in in the future. I'll be listing some tips later tomorrow about how to prepare for a sew-in.

BTW, I did a job on my hair today and I'll be posting the pics tomorrow as well. I already have my hair wrapped and you know how that is!

See ya tomorrow!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What happened to those classic movies??

You know the ones we can still play today and laugh like we've never seen it before or just ones we thought was the ish back in the day. My favs range from Juice, Friday, House Party and my all time favorite.....Breakin II.

I have every one of those and still watch today! My problem with movies these days is lack of classic material. Remember Boomerang???? I mean, whoooooo, that movie was the stuff when it came out. All star cast, funny, just all round great setting with a banging soundtrack.

So tell me what happened to black movies with classic scenes and music???

Check out some of my favorite moments below!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Quote of the Day......

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." ~ Will Smith

I saw this over on Michelle Phan's aka RiceBunny youtube page and thought this was a great quote. She really puts a lot of time and effort into making these videos so go on over and show some support. But this quote is da truff...nuff said.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

When I can do this.........

(yes, the middle pose) I'll be good. LOL, I can always depend on CiCi to bring the noise in her videos. I can't wait to see this one and if I could get to her frame, life would be better at least in the eye candy part! Check out another still below with some more ridiculously fabulous moves.

Oh, and why does everyone keep comparing her to Beyonce? *sigh* I'm a big fan of both for different reasons and I love them both. I think they are each talented in their own right and I wish people could see past the fact that every female entertainer is not trying to imulate everything she's doing. Sheesh....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


She is a certified crook...yes I said crook. She has to be the most unprofessional online vendors I've encountered in the YEARS that I've been shopping online. I ordered products on February 10th and have yet to get them. Nor does she even know the tracking number to the package that she "so-called" mailed. Sounds fishy to me guys especially when she didn't bother to tell me she didn't mail until the the 16th of February...yet the info from PayPal listed the 11th??? That just goes to show that she didn't mail it on the 11th like she posted to my account.

I've even won the PayPal claim but seems like she has no funds available for my refund. Sad part is, I've emailed her telling her that I needed my money back b/c I had to come out of pocket for the products I needed. She tells me she understands and will even offer me a full refund....uuuummm where is it??

She has banned me from her site...wonder why?? LOL, I guess she doesn't want this little mishap to ruin things over there for her due to her crappy customer service and lies. I've handled things nicely but I see that she doesn't want to go that route. It's been well over a month and I'm still without my money, my products, or a resolution. I've got emails to prove what I'm claiming and should anyone need any further proof, holla.

But beware of her sites and make sure to do some thorough research before joining any boo-boo hair boards listing their businesses as their side hustle.

The reputable ones I'm faithful members of are listed below:

Keep it Simple Sista
Hairlista, Inc.
See My Healthy Hair Grow
Patience, Grow My Hair Long
The Coarse Hair Diaries

Monday, March 16, 2009

Breaking the Spending Cycle

This is a tough thing to do and this really takes strong will and a lot of determination to get through it. I, for one, am lacking on those things and trying considerably hard to back to saving money. During these times it's important to have some $$$ in the bank in case of layoff, unexpected expenses, and ????

I saved myself at least $6 by not eating out lunch today. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! Uuuhhh, hold up...that's only a good thing if I don't spend it later today.... so, um yeah breaking the cycle of spending is a hard thing. *sigh*

Well, I'll be tracking my financial stats now on my sidebar under my financial logo and offer tips on how to be a smarter shopper, better saver, and wiser banker!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Domestic abuse just became important

well, at least that is what it seems like. Ever since the "Chrianna" debacle, every celebrity, media outlet, blogs, etc... known has been coming out with something about domestic abuse. Before anyone jumps on me, that's a great thing but domestic abuse has been going on long before this incident. I've seen worse cases than "Chrianna" and majority of the time we never here anything about domestic abuse other than little segments here and there.

My problem with the media right now is, why all the exploitation??? I know, I's news but my point is why does every celebrity feel the need to make shows/statements NOW about DA when it's been happening everyday for as long as I can remember? *sigh* Joe Torry and a comedian by the name of Vanessa (?) just had a domestic altercation while on tour.....I've heard little about this case on the mainstream news. Sad, but yet there's a Chrianna update every freaking day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I wish celebrities would stop hopping on bandwagons to promote whatever's making the news. I'm glad that everyone's speaking out about domestic abuse but the only two people that seem to be getting the backlash. Stand up for a cause because you believe in fighting for it, not to gain some publicity because it the hot topic of the moment.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things to keep in mind when exercising:

1. Don't over-exert yourself.

You should be able to maintain a short conversation without being out of breath.

2. Cardio or aerobic activities.

Achieve the aerobic activity recommendation through one of the following options:

A minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per day (such as brisk walking) most days of the week


A minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (such as jogging or running) 3 days a week

3. Resistance, strength-building, and weight-bearing activities.

At least two days a week, incorporate strength training into your routine. Strength training activities, such as weight lifting, burn calories and maintain and increase muscle strength and endurance. Aim for 6-8 strength training exercises with 8-12 repetitions per exercise.

4. Stretching/balancing exercises.

Stretching and balancing exercises improve flexibility, balance, and posture.

* Please Note: You should always consult your doctor before engaging in any sort of physical activity.