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I am the woman who they create advertisements for. Why do I say this? Because if I hear something great about a product, chances are I am going to try it. I have more nail, hair and makeup products than the law should allow. My product overhaul began years ago when I went in search of the perfect pink lipgloss. That search turned into a crazy amount of lipgloss purchases. (Don’t ask how many) :).

As I began to experiment with products I discovered there are still some gaps in regards to women of color. I am a woman of color and a couple of years ago I went natural. I have a beautiful brown skin complexion and finding the right products to compliment my 4b hair texture and skin tone is an interesting and fun journey.

I decided to dedicate my Tumblr to product reviews because I do not always see women who I feel represent myself (e.g. hair texture, complexion, etc.)on YouTube and on blogs.  My reviews will not solely be limited to makeup and hair products. As a budget buyer, I LOVE finding deals on EVERYTHING and I will share those as well.

What makes this blog different from others? Well…tune in, read, and I hope you enjoy and these reviews are helpful to you.

Tumblr

I haven’t Tumblr’d in awhile. I was going back looking at my Tumblr timeline and I really enjoyed it. Tumblr is not as intrusive as Facebook, not as explicit as Twitter. I like how it allows me to see how creative and talented my friends and other Tumblr followers are.

These past couple of months have been really busy for me but I need to get back to Tumblr-ing. I misses y’all

Dear Amazon, Stop Sending Me Emails about the Kindle Fire

I really want a Kindle Fire especially since my Sony e-reader is on the fritz. My birthday is coming up soon and I am usually pretty good to myself on my birthday. However, this year my birthday gift to myself will be new wires for Cloud 9 (my car). This is not my choice of gift as far as what I want but it is definitely what I need.

Amazon is making it very hard for me. At least once per week they send me an email advertising the Kindle Fire. It’s not like they are advertising a sale on the Kindle or anything. They just keep sending the same email that basically says, “The Kindle is here whenever you decide to go broke and buy it.” Why Amazon, WHYYYYYY? Please stop taunting me by sending me these emails of a product that I cannot afford. Sincerely, Me.

The Help

I had been wanting to read “The Help” for-ev-er. My best friend bought the ebook for me and I finished last week. It was a really good read. My only issue was the way the book ended. Mainly because there was none. Something tells me I will actually like the movie better once I see it because you can’t really end a dramatic movie the same way the author did the book.

Dear DC, thank you for the grub!

So this past week I got to spend some time in DC. I had been before but I was in high school and was unable to venture off like I wanted. Even though I’m clearly an adult, I had some work responsibilities to tend to, so I wasn’t able to venture off as much as I wanted this time either. Fortunately, I was there with some coworkers that I enjoy. 
 
We ate pretty good. My friend from home gave me an assignment to eat seafood while I was in DC. We went to a Brewery on 9th and F streets NW, and it was awesome. I had a lobster/crab burger and garlic fries that I’m still thinking about. On a different day I had an appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp and crab cake, and I tried Fuddruckers for the first time. There was also a restaurant chain in DC called Chop’t where you could make your own salad creation. I felt guilty about the unhealthy foods I had been consuming so I gave it a try, and it was delicious. My food experience in DC was great. There was one exception at this one diner where the pancakes were paper thin AND tasted like paper but I won’t mention it. Ooops, guess I just did.
Photo: courtesy of http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2008/10/seafood-cocktail.html
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Dear DC, thank you for the grub!

So this past week I got to spend some time in DC. I had been before but I was in high school and was unable to venture off like I wanted. Even though I’m clearly an adult, I had some work responsibilities to tend to, so I wasn’t able to venture off as much as I wanted this time either. Fortunately, I was there with some coworkers that I enjoy.

 

We ate pretty good. My friend from home gave me an assignment to eat seafood while I was in DC. We went to a Brewery on 9th and F streets NW, and it was awesome. I had a lobster/crab burger and garlic fries that I’m still thinking about. On a different day I had an appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp and crab cake, and I tried Fuddruckers for the first time. There was also a restaurant chain in DC called Chop’t where you could make your own salad creation. I felt guilty about the unhealthy foods I had been consuming so I gave it a try, and it was delicious. My food experience in DC was great. There was one exception at this one diner where the pancakes were paper thin AND tasted like paper but I won’t mention it. Ooops, guess I just did.

Photo: courtesy of http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2008/10/seafood-cocktail.html

Am I Selfish?

I have a few people in my life that always have the same response when I tell them about something I bought or show them something new. “Did you buy me one?” And the answer is usually “no.” At first I thought maybe I was selfish but then I had to check myself. I don’t mind giving to people. Sometimes I will stop and purchase small gifts I know people will enjoy. But, if I considered every person that would like whatever item I was purchasing at the time and bought them all that same item I’d broke, be sleeping in a cardboard box underneath the green line train. No, I am not obligated to buy you something EVERYTIME I buy myself something. If you choose to do that for other people I shouldn’t be made to feel bad because I don’t also do it. So, am I selfish? I can be at times but I’m not selfish because I don’t buy 2 pairs of everything I purchase.  

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