Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hair Product Haul!

so I got more goodies for my hair! I tried the Wave Nouveau Moisture lotion finish, it did not work out great for my hair, it was plain ok. I returned it to get the Silken Child Silk Moisturizing cream, it works so great on my hair. Next I need to get some more NTM Silk touch leave-in cream.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Per Request: My Cocktail Rings Collection

I love rings, the bigger the better. I shop around for them and the place I like to go get them is OFF 5th Avenue, the oulet of Saks 5th Avenue. I adore Kenneth Jay Lane's rings, I have 2 KJL rings and they do not come cheap. I used to work @ Kape Spade (love Kate Spade) and they sell KJL rings and bought them 50% off! I also like Betsey Jonhson's rings but the one that I have breaks easily: the white flower petals broke off. I was so irritated about it that I went back to Macys( where I got it) and receive a sale adjument: I got 5% of the ring price back, I still wanted the ring ;) I always get compliments when I wear my rings
**excuse the state of my nails, they are damaged I try to stay away from mani for a while to nuture them back to health**

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My New Protein Treatment for my Hair

I came across this recipe on the Fokti of a natural head and I decided to try it. The result was great: less breakage and stronger hair. I continue to use this treatment which consists of:
  • coconut milk
  • EVOO
  • egg(s)
  • honey

I am too skinny ?!

I befriended this guy who works at my gym (front desk) so whenever I see him I would say hello and chit chat a bit. Today as I was approaching the entrance of the gym I saw him outside, he was on a smoking break. So as I was approching he saw me and said " you are too skninny". I replied with a smile "I am too skinny?" he answered yes and followed to greet me, I did the same and went on to work out.

I am 5'11, 155lb and have a slender shape. (Keisha Cole's body type but taller) As far as I can remember I was always tall and considered skinny in my African culture. People would always said that I was too skinny and I became self conscious about it and proceeded to gain weight. I was overweight and not happy, and people started to say that I was fat. What do people want?!

I stopped listening to whatever people had to say on the subject and started to listen to my body. I am happy where I am now with my body and would never go back to being overweight/skinny just because it fits a certain image.

When people give comments like this one, I don't take it personally, I just smile or laugh. Some men are attracted to different type of body types and I was not the body type that he was attracted to. So I disregarded his comment.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Who is She? Melissa Hall

I love fitness and I am a self-proclaimed fitness buff.

One of my fav resources for fitness and nutrition is the magazine Oxygen. I love everything about it, especially the part with the cover model. Melissa Hall is one of those cover model, she is Ms. Bikini Universe, a top national fitness competitor, beauty pageant title holder(Mrs. United States), 7 time magazine cover feature, and contributing fitness writer. You can check her out @

She is one of my many inspirations who has it together: hair, body, skin and the list goes on.

Hair Product Haul: Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat & Detangling Cream

I just got the Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat & Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream. They smell delicious and I can't wait to report how they work for my hair!