Saturday, March 9, 2013

I love surprises!!!

So here i am, terribly afraid to open this box with my brothers laughing in the background.....But i didnt order anything and as far as i know no one is supposed to be sending me anything, i read the address and its not familiar at all. The address says  New York so either somebody in New York loves me (flashbacks of those horrible tourist tshirts from the 90s) or I pissed someone off and there is some voodo mojo in the box, a severed chicken head or pictures of myslef an unknown stalker ha decided to send me (yes i know...i watch tooooo much tv)
Anywho i beg my brothers to open the box, my big brother flat out says NO!
My little brother declares "if its something good i get to keep it!" he then opens the box.... immediately rolls his eyes sucks his teeth and walk away. I go to look in the box and see what was in it and somebody  in new york definitely loves me!!!!
*started wukking up*

I remember now, a few weeks ago Dark & Lovely had a promotion of their new product "AU NATURALE" at select Walgreens stores to help encourage Naturals to try their products. When the day arrived it was total chaos, i was among the dissapointed naturals who woke up early that saturday and went out or prepared to go out in droves to support the venture. But lord let me tell you , i dont know what agreements were made but that whole mess reminded me of girls who say they are in relationships with dudes but when you ask the dude about the girl they ask you "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?" Well thats what Walgreens told most of us who decided to troop it out in the rain storm or call on the phone to confirm the promotion, they denied having any relations with the promotion like they were on maury denying a kid.

So of course Dark & Lovely's facebook page faced many naturals kinky wrath and curl less disappointment and confusion, to their credit they responded speedily and graciously and tried to amend the situation by directing us to a page that had coupons for the product. Unfortunately for some of us(me) the page didnt work and that was reported also. So i decided to be a little bit bolder and inbox the company with my mailing address and a statement of my dedication to the company, they never replied to that and i totally forgot about it UNTIL I OPENED THE BOX!!!!

  • Curl Defining Creme  Glaze
  • 10-IN-1 Styles Gelee
  • Sheen Sealing Nectar
  • Coil Moisturizing Souflee`
  • Hydrating Soak Shampoo
  • Knot-Out Conditioner
I will definitely review this full product line (so far i have tried two products AND LOVE THEM)

Monday, March 4, 2013

I'm a crappy blogger.....but oh well..its not like i get paid for this!!

Its been two whole years since i have written anything at all on my stagnation but since then i have lived a about a dozen different lives..
had numerous hobbies and adventures some good....others not so good...and some sooooo awesome that i bawled!!!

I've jumped on a few bandwagons then promptly fell off, exercising being one of them...after my jump rope assaulted me!!

Faced down a pair of jeans in mortal combat that i owned had before my daughter was born AND I WON...or so i thought until i ate..i not only had to unbuckle..but unpin and unzip also

Had my "kiss in a rainstorm notebook moment" and lived to tell about it...take that!..girl who kissed ryan gosling in the movie (wait..that scene happened in that movie right...or was it another..anywho I HAD IT)

AND...AND ...AND.....i tried a wig for the 1st time (outside of my usual holloween exploits) AND...AND...AND...actually wore it outside!!!....i made it myself *big girl voice* got a million pin pricks.....i am now doing my jedi mind training to try WEAVES!!...

Murdered about 3 laptops....was messy...brutal...lost lots of pics (i'm afraid for the one i now own..they just die..they all die)

 Expressed a million opinions on other people's blogs/facebook/youtube pages etc while neglecting my own back yard....imagine that!!!

I have decided to return to my space ...BUT(there always is a but...why are you surprised!!)for how long and how frequent i cannot say, I MAKE NO PROMISES....but for now..i'm here...i'm back...ENJOY IT!!(me)

I would post an appropriate picture...but they are trapped in the last laptop i mortally wounded!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Battling the demon "PROCRASTINATION" for 2011

“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” – Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

So it’s been a while since I’ve been on here and I have decided to show my face again, since last September to be exact & before then a handful of times.  I have resolved to be/do better at this, this means posting more often and exploiting my daily exploits. (Don’t quote me, something may come up) When I first started this post, I had free time…..i mean HEAAAPS of free time, my life was just meandering along while taking take of my two year old. Hey! Don’t you judge me, I know you’re thinking “so if she had soooo much free time then why has her blog been so scant.”   Well that’s because I suffer from a disease called procrastination… some people it’s a disorder…… Don’t worry…im now in rehab and with your support I may just come out on top and karate kick this horrible disease. 

“Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will – tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My 1st Cassia Experiment

ok so at the urging of a friend who shall remain nameless..she recently tried henna and was very impressed so like a good friend she practically collared me and insisted that i tried it also...and like any good friend i decided to blindly jump on the bandwagon and try a henna treatment i whip out my credit card and I'm reading, reading, reading..... henna highlights your hair!! Wait what!!.... gradually.......but still RED!!! 

Oh heck no hold the phone...this was a big problem but my trepidation didnt seem to deter her...she kept right on trying to convince me that surely, the miraculous benefits of henna was worth the leap into red hair kingdom.
unhappy hair
Nuh uh hunny, was my first response, when i first quit my addiction to the creamy crack aka perm, a red box of dye followed me home from the beauty supply store the same day but our relationship only lasted approximately 3 months, I hated it.  But now, desperation was fast seeping in and I was  speaking as a repeat offender/victim of frizzy dry hair monster that had started shedding like a poisoned dog.   Suddenly  red hair didnt seem so bad :'(

Anyway a stubborn bone in me urged me to not just become a red headed banshee so easily (no offense to the red heads) I did lots of research online and searched for an alternate option and thank god i kept on reading. I stumbled upon henna's neutral cousin Cassia which had the same great potential but without dying my hair red......thats all i needed to hear i got on line and ordered forthwith. The price for the Cassia was pretty decent but lord have mercy the shipping price can slay dragons it was steep, sharp, if nothing else it surely slayed my budget. Any-who the price of beauty always is costly so i squeezed my eyes shut and clicked on the order button.

 When it arrived i read the instructions but decided to put my spin on it. The package says you can just add water. I added honey,banana,castor oil and conditioner then  worked it onto every strand of hair, finally i slipped on a heat cap then sat under the dryer for jesus knows how long.........when i woke was the next day and my pillow case was filthy....dont judge me i was tired........
Cassia's colour is forest green and smells like chicken poop.............yes i know what chicken poop smells like i'm from Antigua..... google its not a part of Jamaica.

Before my cassia arrived in the mail i read dozens of reviews and every one's mantra was the same, rinse, rinse, rinse then rinse again.....then after that....rinse like holy hell again. Turns out residual cassia particles in styled hair is a horrible thing.....nothing like a little left over conditioner or condition will be dry, dull and have a smarmy feel to it....ick. So i rinsed like there was no tomorrow.......until i felt sure that my skin was gonna flow down the drain. Then i deep conditioned with castor oil, honey, banana, conditioner avocado oil and lemon.......the lemon brightens my hair colour. Then i style as are my results
before the treatment
the two strand twists

separating the twists

what frizz?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My heart is bleeding for the Rape Victims of HAITI.....

I sit here reading and I am tearing up, all the while thinking what I can do to help, how to make this STOP NOW!

But I can barely process beyond what I am reading...................and I feel sick, disgusted, horrified but when I get to this sentence

Another child, a 2-year-old, had been raped in the same camp two weeks earlier. The toddler is taking antibiotics for a gonorrhea infection of the mouth,

as i read it my heart bleeds, this is truly and deeply sad. Although rape is despicable in any way shape or form, this brutal act happening to a 2 year old CHILD is heinous. I am so sad right now and I don't know how to communicate the depth of what I feel.

When I read this I see my toddler nieces face all three of them, my daughter is 17 months and her face is prominent while I am reading this article inspite of the fact that at this very moment i am writing this, they are safe in their beds hundreds of miles away from HAITI but my heart is still bleeding as any mother would as any right minded person should.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Life's "easy button"

Not that I have a pressing need for it at the moment but by-golly i would sure like to have one; you know...................just in case!

I never really set a staid plan for where I wanted to end up when i thought about my journey of becoming an adult, I was more inclined to go with the flow. I'm not distressed by the direction direction that I ended up in now but I sure would like that easy button. You know when you watch wrestling and in the middle of the fight and one wrestler feels overpowered...well he can just tap out..............that's his easy button AND I WANT ONE