Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quote of the day

"I'd rather have a life of "oh wells" than a life of "what ifs."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hair Products

On this curly hair journey I have tried several different products in my hair to try and define and moisturize my naturally curly hair. These are the products i use on a daily or weekly basis (minus a few) that i feel help with maintaining healthy and moisturized hair especially in this harsh winter weather. The items in the pic are numbered in order of use.

1. Tresemme Naturals Shampoo with lower sulfates $6
2. Tresemme Naturals Conditioner: Silicon free $6
3. Pantene Curly deep condition treatment $6
4. Shea moisture Curl enhancing smoothie $9.99
5. Jane Carter revitalizing leave in conditioner $9.99
6. Organic Therapy Coconut Oil (not pictured) $5.99
7. Organic Root Olive Oil conditioner (not pictured) $1.50 per pouch

the tresemme naturals conditioner makes your hair so soft and feels like silk! I think that is one of the best conditioners ive used ever! Im thinkin about using mixed chicks deep conditioner when im out of the pantene curly treatment which is a once a week treatment. After i put the shea moisture and leave in in my hair i diffuse my hair and pineapple it for 10 mins so it would fall the way i want it to. That's pretty much it as far as my hair regimen goes and my staple products! I hope it was helpful :)

Hugs and Hair ℒℴѵℯ!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Yesterday was an amazingly beautiful day! 76 degrees and just a little bit was perfect! It was my day off so i slept in until 9am haha and was ready for the world, and even tho it was my day off i was still at work..mainly to get my check (payday) and to go to the yoga class!!!

Man oh man does my entire body hurt!! I never would have thought that this would have been the outcome! Literally a full body work that hurts but is a good hurt! These abs that i want by the summer will definitely be here and if I do yoga twice a week they will be here in no time! lol I underestimated yoga and if you have to and never tried it you should do it! After reading Eat Pray Love (by the way the book is waay better than the movie) i wanted to try meditation and yoga to become more centered, and both practices are very calming and somewhat freeing, by letting the clutter of the world leave my mind i feel better and ready for whatever i should be faced with.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)

Hugs and ℒℴѵℯ!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Workout challenge

So this is the challenge...insane right? Im not sure if i can this, but i shouldnt doubt myself either. I think im going to start at #6 and work my way up to #1! So this week ill do 50 crunches 40 squats 30 leg lifts 20 jumpin jacks and run for 10 mins...i already know my body is gonna hate me for this but i need to get back in shape.

Wish me luck!!

Hugs and ℒℴѵℯ

Monday, February 14, 2011

Open Journal

Happy Monday!! lol Its the most hated day of the week yet im still happy and very thankful! Its also Valentines Day so you know what that means....candy,balloons, flowers, cards, gifts and food! lol Too bad im not getting any of those thing :( but i will be ok, the pain of this day is only temporary haha ok enough of the sad Vday talk. I had a wonderful weekend, kinda bittersweet. My friend that i met freshman year in college is moving away because she got a wonderful job offer and its where her boyfriend of 5 years lives as well. Friday we threw her a surprise going away party and she was bought to tears and was extremely happy that we did this for her and her boyfriend even came up to surprise her (aww how sweet right?) At the end of the night when we were all about to leave we were all talking and he came over to her and said that he loved her and got down on one knee and asked her to marry him!!!!! (crying as i type this) What a perfect way to end one chapter and start a new one. I love them both so much and i was literally waiting for this day to come :) It was a surprise to us all and im glad that i was able to share it with them! Im def going to miss her living close to me but our friendship wont be effected by this move...shes a life long friend and im blessed to have her as one!
So whether you have a Valentine, in a relationship or just living the single life, i hope that everyone enjoys their day and tell someone that you love them :) Do any of you guys have a Valentine or plans for today?
Happy Love Day :)

Friday, February 11, 2011


i think my hair is finally used to being in its natural state either that or its becoming healthier. Whatever it is i love it :) My curl pattern is more defined and it just feels different! Its funny because a year ago i wouldnt go anywhere with my hair naturally curly, now i can barely go a week with straight hair before washing it again and wearing it curly. This newly found acceptance for not only my hair but for myself is an amazing feeling. I took a few pics on Wed when i went to richmond to visit my bro at school. Enjoy!

Hugs and curly ℒℴѵℯ

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Im black and im proud :)

28 days. From being celebrated for a week to a month starting in the 1960's blacks are recognized for their fight, determination, strength, and most importantly the will to overcome obstacles that have been placed in front of us for years.

We have come a long way and are still on the journey of overcoming prejudice and stereotypes. Althought i do believe that blacks and our accomplishments should be celebrated all year long i appreciate that this history month was fought for and I hope that others see the history should be acknowledged everyday.

Today in Black history

February 8, 1986:

Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

prints charming

<--Rachel Roy Spr. '11-->

Spring 2011 is being taken over by PRINTS!!! floral prints, tribal prints, you name it its probably on a skirt, shirt or a jacket! I actually love it! I've always liked prints but in moderation and i will admit that I was never really confident enough to wear BIG bold prints so i would always wear less bold ones. What do you guys think about the prints this spring?

Hugs and printed ℒℴѵℯ

Paul and Joe Spring '11

Dolce and Gabbana Spring '11

Diane Von Furstenberg

Check out Inspireme918 for other things that inspire me. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Peace Dream Imagine

created a set before i went to sleep :)
sweet dreams everyone!

Hugs & ℒℴѵℯ

Thursday, February 3, 2011

a little purple in my life

I was in target the other day about to walk to the checkout when i walked pass the shoe section and these shoes caught my eye. They were the only ones and they were my size (how could this be?) I knew they had to come home with me, only thing they didnt have a price tag on the and the i didnt think i was ready for what the cashier was goin to tell me. After looking them up in the system she told me the price....$6.24. I'll wait for you to close your mouth haha!! I said "like 6 dollars...6 after the number 5? lol! i just knew she was gonna say 34.99 or something and it was gonna crush my dreams. what a blessing i was waaay too excited and they are extremely comfortable :) this was def a WIN!

Hugs and ℒℴѵℯ

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