I colored my hair a few weeks ago and I never really shared that journey with you all. Shame on me. My girl Tammi Dotson (at Salon Saison) has been straightening my hair all year. She does a fab job, I might add. Now we all know a trip to the salon is an all day thing, right ladies? I actually took the day off to get my color, lol. That big of a deal.
It’s that time of year when we reflect over all we are thankful to have accomplished. As a result of these successes (and in celebration of life), we are more inclined to give back. In this spirit, lets discuss what it means to support and give back in the social realm.
It’s a no brainer that Thanksgiving would be my favorite holiday. What’s not to love about food? If I were to pick a few more things to love about this day, they’d be:
It’s always been on my to-do list to attend a professional sporting event. I got that opportunity on Wednesday. Awesome part is, the Atlanta Hawks won! I’m a good luck charm.
After being emotionally drained from watching The Best Man Holiday, I headed over to my cousins to replenish my soul. She forgot to mention in her brief text invitation that her “dinner” had a theme. Not really surprising to me; my cousin loves to throw fancy gatherings. And I’m always here for them.
Many people tell me that I have really nice skin. I truly appreciate that but it wasn’t always easy. I didn’t have problem skin until college. When it got bad, I got meds from the derm that not only cleared my skin but made it amazingly dewy to the touch. When I felt like my skin was clear enough, I stopped using the meds.
They always say, don’t fix what ain’t broke…or something like that. One day, I decided to see if my meds would still work although I didn’t need it. WELP. I totally jacked up my face. But in one week’s time, I cleared it up again, this time using all natural products.
So anyway, ever since then, I’ve pretty much had clear skin. I’m not really big on makeup so I like to keep my face simple. Over the years, I’ve tried several products and I eventually settled on what works best for my face.
Gone are the days that I just wear a tinted moisturizer to work. Trying to be a grown up now, lol. Granted, I still love my MakeUp Forever foundation, I just refuse to buy a new bottle. I’ve had the same one for THREE years.
My makeup bag looks a little different now. I don’t have the energy to do a tutorial but I will tell you (in order) what I use to achieve my everyday face.
Who would have thought coming up with something entertaining would be so difficult? Thanks a lot, Ford Fiesta. So I thought about what I said in my last post with me singing in the car and such…I decided not to bore you with a video of me singing. I made a playlist of some awesome groovy tunes that I wanted to share with you all. I hope you like!
- Makeda – Les Nubians
- Without – Sampha
- Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife – Sango
- Crime – Mayer Hawthorne (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- I Want You – Erykah Badu
- Lose Yourself to Dance – Daft Punk
- Lucky I Got What I Want – Jungle
- Space Cowboy – Jamiroquai
- Hustle – Verbatum Jones (feat. Faylin Johnson)
- Closer – Corinne Bailey Rae cover by Jessie Boykins III
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I spend a lot of time in my car. Just the other day, I rubbed that baby’s steering wheel and said, “you know what Unknown, you really are my best friend.” Yes, my car’s name is Unknown. But like I was saying, I spend a lot of time driving. And I sing A LOT in my car. When my song comes on?! Whew. It’s pretty entertaining, to say the least.
Autumn is by far my favorite time of year. The vivid colors of the foliage, cool breezes, the warmth from the sun kissing your skin, cuddling and comfort food all remind me of love. It’s almost as if the world is telling us to be still and enjoy life.