so i finally got my lazy azz up & went 2 vote *early*....actually when i left work @ 7am thiz morning the pollz were open & it waz on my way home...i waz just praying that it wasnt going 2 b a long azz line from here 2 the dam carribean....got there & the line wasnt 2 bad...the surprise waz when i went n, took a # which waz #90 & they were on #40...smh...whole procezz only took 45minz while other foolz had been standing n linez 4 hourz n hourz, so they say on the newz...2 hell with that...procrastination definitely payz off, sometimez....glad i did it 2day & got it outta the way, cuz come next week itz gonna b utterly ridiculouz...i couldnt fathom standing n a long azz line on my dam off day 2???...o hell 2 da naw....but um itz ova & dun with now, just hope BARACK getz hiz seat....funny thing iz, thatz the only thing i voted 4 on the ballot....the presidency!...dam everything else, cuz i dont plan on being n thiz dumb azz state 2 much longer...GOD willing that iz...but um, ya n a few monthz florida can kiss my azz cuz im going going, back back, 2 cali cali!!!!..lol...check out my *i voted* sticker yall....so whoz voting?...holla!
Friday, October 31, 2008
What They Say
For Smooth and Shiny - Natural or Wavy Hair
Wave Nouvaeu Daily Humectant is a moisturizing hairdress that revitalizes thirsty hair. This moisturizing lotion adds sheen and enhances the manageability and curl pattern of natural or permanently waved hair.
What I Say
luv it!...got thiz @ the local bss 4 $6.99 az well, 4 a 16.9 oz bottle...although it did seem 2 b on the *small* side...hmmm, think they might have played me..but um, ya it keepz my hair moisturized all day...i use thiz n conjuction with the finishing lotion, & my hair iz n luv....thiz iz gonna b a new staple 2 add 2 my ever growing stash...i give thiz product 2 *Bosses Up* on the moisturization tip!
What They Say
Quenches dry, thirsty hair. Provides long-lasting softness and shine. Excellent for permanent waved and natural hair. This rich lotion contains a blend of silicone and humectants to provide shine, softening and moisture to natural and permanently waved hair.
What I Say
i waz curiouz about thiz product so i decided 2 take a chance....i had got the tip from a fellow hair sista of minez, who absolutely ravez about thiz stuff...so i said, wat the hell?...glad i did it...im definitely luving thiz stuff rite now...thiz iz dam near az good az my aloe vera gel/glycerin mix....im definitely impressed...i paid $6.99 @ my local bss 4 about a 16.9 oz bottle which waz a pretty good price...i coulda got the liter 4 about $10 buckz, but i didnt wanna get it, & then turn around & b disappointed....but ill b going back 4 it when im done with thiz bottle...thiz stuff definitely keepz my hair moisturized like nobody'z bizznezz...just think that all we really needta do 2 keep r hair moisturized iz revisit the '80z when everybody had jherri curlz...between wave nouveau, stay soft fro, lustrasilk, & world of curlz...these r the main staplez of those folkz who used 2 rock that style back then....and their headz stayed moisturized....well, that iz the onez that did maintain them & put these moisturizerz n them...hell we dont even needta make up n e more concoctionz, when they still have these tried n true staplez around....im sold...ive found an *old* friend...thankz Sunshyne 4 hooking me up!
Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city . . . a place called Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America. It’s a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle. In Flint Book #1 “Choosing Sides” Malek became affiliated with the North Side’s biggest kingpin and Halleigh was manipulated into the streets by his South Side adversary. North versus South, love versus loyalty, and lies versus truth. Now the saga continues in Flint Book #2 “Working Girls” as we are introduced to the Manolo Mamis, the baddest chicks in the game. They’re playin’ for keeps and their services come with a price; an expensive one. Halleigh a.k.a Sunshine is knee-deep in the game. She has become lost—turned out at the hands of her pimp, Manolo. Will she ever meet Malek again? And if they do, will they share the same love that they once had, or is it too late? Welcome to Flint Book #2 “Working Girls.” The saga continues.
loved it!!!...aside from the frequent quoting & bitz n piecez of book 1 that she coulda, shoulda, wish she woulda left out, the book waz betta than the 1st...she couldve actually wrote 1 book instead of breaking it down like thiz..but hey guezz u cant knock da hustle rite?....u gotta use wat u got 2 get wat u want i suppose...treasure hernandez haz got me hooked 4 sure....cant wait 2 get my handz on book 3!
High school sweethearts Halleigh and Malek are dreaming of their future together and hoping that Malek will get drafted by the NBA...but in the blink of an eye, their dreams are shattered.
Malek's hoop skills are being compared to those of Lebron James, and he's even hired an agent. For the last game of his high school basketball career, Malek seals the deal and leads his team to an overwhelming victory. Malek and Halleigh had planned for this evening to be the most unforgettable time of their young lives, but things don't turn out that way.
Despite her undesirable home situation, Halleigh tries desperately to hide her unhappiness and function as a normal teenager. When Halleigh arrives home, an unimaginable tragedy occurs. Halleigh is defenseless, and her mother offers no help. With noplace else to go, Halleigh turns to Malek for help. Malek tries his best to come to Halleigh's aid, but his mother intervenes, and Malek makes a split second decision that alters both of their lives forever.
Thiz book iz by Treasure Hernandez, an ex-prostitute who iz currently serving time n the pen...I liked thiz book, although it kinda got a lil boring here & there...some of the stuff she kept harping on waz a tad bit redundant & i waz like um can we speed thiz part up please...when r we gonna get 2 the good stuff...lol...but um overall it waz a pretty good read & thiz iz the 1st n a seriez of 4 bookz so far....so now im definitely hooked.
Monday, October 27, 2008
so ive been slackin seriously n my pimpin lately...my makeup game that iz 4 those of yall that arent up on the slang...but um, ya imma a lover of mascara, shadowz, & glozz....gimme those 3 & im good 2 go...az far az mascara goez, i want my eyez 2 *POP*...so i tend 2 look 4 the mascara thatz gonna get the job done...so the wordz *volumnizing* & *length* attract me the most....ive been seeing alotta addz 4 2 mascara'z n particular that look like they could possibly b candidatez n my lil make up bag....they r: Covergirl'z Lash Blast & Maybelline'z Volume Express Colossal....so of course i had 2 indulge myself thiz past weekend when i went 2 walmart...they were about $6.57 4 1 of em & $5.87 4 the other....not 2 bad, although i wish we had a dam rite-aid out here so that i could stack up on the dealz 4 my makeup...man, i cant wait 2 get back 2 Cali....smh....n termz of shadowz, i go 4 the most bright, vivid, metallic, shimmery colorz that i can find...i picked up a palette of 4 shadez called Tropical Fusion 4 about $4.34 by covergirl....the colorz r real bright & thatz the look im shootin 4...az far az the glossez go, im not really particular about those...ill go 2 the BSS & pick the glosses 4 a buck az long az they get the job done...no biggie...but i definitely dont CONDONE paying over 2 buckz 4 some dam lip glozz... i mean, would ya quit it?...these dam companiez selling all these glosses 4 $6, $7, & on up iz utterly ridiculouz..but um ya, i got my maybelline & covergirl on thiz weekend...guezz ill do a blog on another day about how they worked...n the mean time, n between time, just call me an E.Z. breezy beautiful cover girl!
so of course it waz that time again & *Mini Me* were going @ it cuz she thinkz or rather wantz 2 wear her hair flat ironed....i told her HELL NO!!!....she got away with rockin it n a bun 2day 2 skool cuz she didnt feel like sittin yesterday...nor did i feel like braiding cuz we got off 2 a l8 start...blah....@ n e rate, she tried 2 pull the *alligator tearz* routine on me, but of course i wasnt having it....i hate getting up n the morning period, let alone 2 do some xtra xtra thick hair & i waz fit 2 b tied thiz mornin when i had 2 do just that....besidez, im extremely lazy....yall dont hear me tho....lol....but um ya she got that crop dun up n straight cornrowz az usual, & n the spirit of halloween i decided 2 go with the orange & black beadz....LORD knoz she doesnt have any clothez n those colorz, but um o well...got some other stuff 2 blog about but i'll do those post separately...l8r gatorz...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hearts break, lives shatter, and liars prevail at Bentley Manor, where everyone sins shamelessly.
In the second novel from the authors of Desperate Hoodwives, four women will try to escape Bentley Manor -- a place no one has ever left unscathed...
• Keisha married the high school basketball star, but now Smokey's addicted to crack. Unable to feed her children, Keisha feels that she's not only hit bottom but has taken her children with her. When Smokey's brother offers to help, will it come at the ultimate price?
• Takiah abruptly fled her pimp husband with her baby. Desperate to start over, she finds a hiding place. Living with Grandma Cleo means returning to church -- but Takiah's salvation is the last thing on the pastor's mind...
• Princess is lucky to have found a ride-or-die friend in Lucky, who helps protect her from her mom's abusive ways. With a voice to rival Mary J. and Whitney, at just seventeen Princess holds a ticket out. But when Lucky is gone, will she have the courage to follow her dreams?
• Woo Woo has escaped the projects with her suburban husband -- the type of man every woman wants. But she can't resist sneaking back to Bentley Manor for steamy sexcapades with her drug dealer boyfriend. It's not only WooWoo who has a secret...
of course i luved it!...itz the follow up 2 Desperate Hoodwivez that ive been waiting 2 get my handz on....itz definitely a goody & the ladiez of Bentley Manor arent no joke!...although i dont think it waz betta than Desperate Hoodwivez, itz still a page turner that keepz u guessing until the very end....Meesha Mink & De'Nesha Diamond have dun it again....man i cant wait until their next 1 comez out next year....if ur n2 all the drama that goez on n like a *melrose place* type setting,only n the *hood*, where they do the most good.... check out thiz book az well az the 1st 1 Desperate Hoodwives...i promise u wont b disappointed!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
What They Say
With a fusion of red rasberry & satin. Live in the length of luxury. This is the beautiful beginning of the ends. Smooth them with a kiss of protective conditioning that strengthens your hair against split ends and breakage. I'll help keep your hair from splittsville with my quenching formula fused with extracts of red raspberry & satin. I'm a tip treat with a silky finish that feels so good.
What I Say
wrong!...wrong!...wrong!...thiz crap not only left my hair dull, with a *lifelezz* sheen, it also had my hair feeling & looking dry az well....now i kno itz just a *leave in*, but ive used plenty of them 2 kno thiz isnt how my hair should feel, much lezz look....im soooo not impressed with HE @ all...alotta folkz r actually swearing by thiz crap...go figure?...itz definitely affordable @ $3.24 or something @ walmart...but i waz told by a friend that she caught her bottle of thiz 6oz garbage @ target 4 about $2.74...o well, i waz robbed...im sooo not a target shopper, & i cant believe that thiz crap waz actually cheaper there...thiz iz something that iz definitely on my *DO NOT EVA BUY AGAIN N LIFE LIST!!!!*
Monday, October 20, 2008
Milan Walden is living the high life. She has it all, a high-power career, respect from her peers, and unlimited business potential. But when she finds herself unemployed and facing criminal charges, she flees the only life she's ever known to start again. Milan accepts a position as a live-in companion to ailing millionaire Noah Brockington. Her hunger for glamour and luxury drives her to become involved in a twisted relationship with her employer that soon results in a bizarre prenup and frantic preparations for the strangest wedding anyone could expect. Fighting off greedy family members, Noah's obession with quirky sex, and the yearnings of her heart, Milan finds a new zest for life as she strives to become the sole heir of the Brockington fortune. A Bona Fide Gold Digger is an addictive spin through scandal and temptation that will leave every reader dizzy, but wanting more...
thiz waz my 1st book by Allison Hobbs that ive read...ive been hearing sooo many good thingz about her bookz, & she didnt disappoint me....i have a few more n my possession that i will b starting real soon...thiz book waz pretty good & i definitely recommend it.....i thought it waz kinda on the long side, but the chapterz go by so quick.....she defnitely keepz u guessing with each turn of the page...
since im an avid reader, i decided i will b adding book reviewz on here az well....ive been reading some goodiez these past few monthz so i feel compelled 2 share with those that r interested & also like 2 read...the 1st book im gonna review iz:
*Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--From Music to Hollywood, by Terrance Dean....
Everyone wants to know the truth about their favorite celebrities' heart's desire. Within the masculine culture of Hip Hop and Hollywood, there is a well-known gay subculture that industry insiders are keenly aware of but choose to hide. Terrance Dean worked his way up for more than ten years in the entertainment industry from intern to executive, and has lived the life of glitz and bling along with Hollywood and Hip Hop's most glamorous. With a family full of secrets and working in an industry founded on maleness -- where one's job, friendships, and reputation all depend on remaining on the down low and in hiding -- Dean writes a revealing account of the journey of coming out from hiding.
....so i pretty much finished thiz book n 1 nite & although he doesnt name namez, some of the hintz/cluez r way 2 obviouz....on the other hand, some of them have me a bit stumped...lol....@ n e rate, thiz seemz 2 b something that haz been going on 4 yearz & yearz & we're just starting 2 take notice...az far az im concerned, ALL men r suspect now!!!....u cant eva b 2 careful....u think the finest brother iz 100% man, & then u find out he'z really checkin 4 that dude ova there n the corner or some ish...thiz iz really the reality of it & itz way 2 scary ladiez.....wat iz the world coming 2?....itz just not safe 4 uz n e more....
Sunday, October 19, 2008
What They Say
Hair that's dry, parched and thirsty can drink in the nourishment this treatment provides. Massage in a healthy dose of Pro-Vitamin formula. This deep treatment takes only 3-5 minutes to do its penetrating, moisturizing job. You'll see all 5 signs of healthy-looking hair.
Reveal resilient, shiny, soft, silky, frizz-controlled hair...Gentle enough for color-treated hair...For great results, use weekly...
What I say
now thiz iz the final mask n the pantene line that i had wanted 2 try....i luv it!!!...the slip waz the best outta the 3 & im definitely a happy camper with that...lol...the price iz rite @ $3.34 i believe...once again dont quote me on that, but i do kno it waz unda $3.50...u get about 7.6oz of the good stuff & u can find it 4 that price where?...u guessed it folkz, WALMART!!!...will i b buying thiz again?...most definitely....i cant live without my pantene!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
alright so im extremely l8 posting thiz blog...not 2 mention im pressed 4 time 2 type thiz cuz i gotta go make my coinz...blah....@ n e rate, we basically had a hair day mission 2 do the other day & the mission waz completed....az a moisturizer, i used the unrefined shea butter on her hair, with no sealant...the butter worked like magic man...i couldnt believe it....i applied it not only 2 her scalp, but her hair az well....it waz the truth....so, i mite have 2 make a retraction & say that i will b purchasing again 4 the benefit of my daughter & her hair...lol....imagine that rite?...now that waz on sunday, & her scalp iz lookin kinda thirsty...so wat imma do iz just continue 2 spritz it with coconut oil 2 keep it from getting overly dry...itz sad that her scalp continuez 2 get dry like thiz....dam shame...but um, i gotta do wat i gotta do 2 keep it lookin o so lovely....welpz az usual, visualz r @ the top....l8r folkz!
Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Deep Conditioner, Breakage Defense Mask..Created for women of color....Unique Amino Pro-V Complex....Deep penetrating formula....This repairs and protects hair to reduce shedding....Essential oils and moisturizing conditioner penetrate deep to transform dry, fragile or color treated hair into strong, healthy hair that shines....i bought thiz bcuz 1, im a pantene user, & 2, im really liking their maskz...so i used thiz the other day & it smellz just like the moisture renewal mask ive previously blogged about....if i didnt kno n e beter,i would think thiz waz the exact same mask that i had used...but it doez say that it haz jojoba oil & a few otherz az the ingredientz, unlike the moisture renewal mask...the slippage waz actual pretty good & thatz a *key* component 4 me when tryna nail down the rite condish....so i applied thiz while n the shower, but i didnt rinse it out....when i got out, i had already had a *doctored d/c* on standby which consisted of some more of thiz mask, evco, & some raw honey....i left that on 4 a good 1 or so & proceeded 2 rinse that out....the resultz were *blah*, & i really didnt notice 2 much of a difference n my hair n termz of softnezz or wat have u....@ n e rate, i will more than likely purchase thiz again...if not thiz mask, then the moisture renewal bcuz 2 me theyre 1 n the same...there iz 1 more mask by pantene i wanna try 1st & then i will base my final decision on the outcome....i got my 7.6 oz jar @ walmart 4 $4.55 or something like that....so if ur n2 pantene, or n2 hair mask @ a economical price, thiz iz 1 u shouldnt pazz up.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
An andvanced conditioning treatment, thiz intensive deep moisturizing mask helps restore the outer surface of hair. Use once per week to dramatically quench parched strands.Pantene Pro-V Time Renewal Replenishing Mask actually strengthens and repairs hair in just 1 minute. Natural wheat proteins and hydrating conditioners fill in tiny holes in the hair that are caused by damage, leaving hair less prone to breakage and more resilient. This intensive conditioning formula penetrates deep and repairs from the inside out. The excess rinses away clean, without heavy build-up, so it's great for everyday use....ok so i used 2 use thiz back when i felt my hair waz @ itz best....luved it....now i just resurrected an old friend & guezz wat?...i still luv it...itz runnin about $4.75 or something like that @ walmart 4 a 7.6 oz jar & thatz pretty economical....hell the NTM mask costz more like $7 buckz so i say ur getting ova big time here...but it haz excellent slip which seemz 2 b hard 2 come by these dayz...smh....thiz iz a good thing, bcuz being a *natural* i gotta have the most slip i can get & lately itz not been happening...yez, im kinda partial 2 pantene cuz i luv pretty much all their productz...so wat it haz conez n em...who carez?...i dont, bcuz my hair luvz conez thank u very much...will i continue 2 buy thiz product?...of course, it haz been & will continue 2 b 1 of my staplez 4 life!
iight so i kinda grew tired of lookin @ my old layout...so i decided 2 *remodel* so 2speak...nuthin 2 extravagant due 2 the fact that the layoutz/templatez that r out here 2 choose from these dayz r few & far between.....@ n e rate, Ciara will have 2 do 4 now until i decide 2 come down off my high horse & start makin my own...geez i havent dibble dabbled with layoutz & wat not n awhile...im talkin some yearz....hahaha....but due 2 the fact that im not satisfied with wat the web haz 2 offer, & i kno i can do a much betta job @ designing my own layoutz, guezz imma have 2 get back on my grind & come outta retirement...not 2 mention that somebody on 1 of the hair sitez im on asked me if i did websitez....i told her no, but then got 2 thinkin like i need 2...lol....hmmm, the ? iz tho when shall i do thiz since im extremely lazy these dayz?...good ?....stay tuned 4 the answer...until then, enjoy ciara...peace yall....
A hair refiner & shiner that provides shine & maximum smoothness without adding weight or build up....for use on all hair typez...sealz & protectz overstressed, damaged hair...now i used 2 use thiz & still do...thiz stuff iz the bomb...i stumbled upon thiz line of productz when i waz n cosmetology skool back n the day...itz very lite weight unlike the rest of these shine drop imposterz out there...the smell iz very similar 2 *tommy girl* perfume...fortunately 4 me, u can find thiz n cvs, or rite-aid...i have yet 2 c it n e where else...itz running u about $12.99 4 a small bottle of 4ozs...ya i kno itz expensive, but um all iz fair n luv n hair...so if u can afford it, then treat ur hair 2 the best....itz funny bcuz when i waz n cali the only place u could find thiz line & otherz az well waz @ salonz or storez where u had 2 b a licensed cosmetologist...but bcuz i waz a student i waz able 2 get the good stuff...im sooo thankful that they now sell it @ regular establishmentz 4 uz peasantz.
Monday, October 6, 2008
This unique Triple Acting formula combines the healing benefits of cholestrol with Shea butter and mango extract to help repair severely damaged hair to almost perfect condition. Moisture is added to dry & brittle hair and will eliminate split ends. Protects both hair and scalp from Relaxer damage....so i had been hearing some idle chatter about folkz using thiz cholesterol & i had actually stumbled upon thiz while out looking 4 something else a couple of weekz ago...i found my 20 oz jar @ dollar general 4 $2.00...now that waz a deal!...the smell iz okee, & so waz the slip...i used it with some coconut oil az a pre-poo b4 i washed my hair 2day & it served itz purpose...im satisfied, but not estactic...i will buy thiz again bcuz itz @ a reasonable price which cant b beat.
Deeeeeply intense conditioning, accented with Australian aloe, penetrates dry or damaged hair....okee now thiz stuff smellz good & it haz an *ok* slip 2 it...nothing extravagant...my hair didnt feel n e different than when ive used other condishez....so im like, wtfuckery???....same shit different day here folkz...im not impressed...thiz lil 8oz bottle can also b found @ walmart 4 $2.94....2 b honest, thatz the best thing going 4 the dam product...lol....once again, thiz iz a *nay* on the will i buy it again list.
Aussie´s 3 Min Deep Reconstructor offers deeply intense conditioning with Australian Aloe and Jojoba Oil fortifies damaged hair...okeee blah blah blah...now it may offer an intense conditioning or wat have u but thiz crap had my hair a tangled mezz...now i went out on a limb thinkin that thiz shit would work....na uh...that waz NOT the case...like i said b4, ill try n e thing once....thiz lil 8oz bottle waz $2.94 @ walmart which iz economical 2 say the least, but um it just didnt agree with my hair @ all...ive been thinking & ive come 2 realize that not only do some thingz work on some folkz hair & it may or may not work on urz...but another thing that needz 2 b taken n2 consideration iz the hair itself...now if u have 2 chickz with the same hair texture.... say 1 chick haz chemically processed hair & the other chick iz a natural and they use the same productz, chancez r the end resultz just wont b the same....the 1 with the chemical hair iz probably gonna have a betta experience with that product 9 timez outta 10 due 2 the alteration n the chemical structure of her hair....im not a scientist or n e thing, but im just saying...something 2 make u go hmmmmmmm....will i buy thiz crap again?...definitely NOT!