Monday, February 28, 2011

Dr. Dre - I Need A Doctor featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey

This Video is Amaaaazing! This is the creativity I love to see......

Dr. Dre is huge. Working out does a body good.
He pays homage to Eric Wright better known as Eazy E. I really like this video. Enjoy!!!

My Review: Haus of Gloi

Yeah I know, I have an obsession with Bath & Body products. So what? I wanna smell good and be clean. Is that such a bad thing? Well anyway, I found this new company called Haus of Gloi and upon first look the company looks kinda gothic but actually they have really good products. Haus of Gloi is a husband and wife team (Matt & Britton) and they make and sell vegan bath & body products.

I am in a email group called DCSG and when they find out about a new bath & body product company, it's on and popping so I haven't told them about this one yet to ensure I received my purchase in a timely manner because once they get wind of it...all hell breaks lose. Turn around times multiply into weeks and even more than a month so I waited until I ordered and received my merchandise before I told them about it.

Anywho, I received my purchase in record time. I ordered on 2/24 and received my merchandise first thing on the 28th. 4 days total. LOVE IT!!! They came wrapped in Black and Tan paper and packed very nicely.

I haven't tried anything yet except for the Body Emulsion called Satyr which smells pretty good. I am really into sweet smells and it smells sweet but it's toned down a bit with the vanilla in it. Satyr is Italian blood orange drizzled with blackened vanilla. I really do like the scent though. Time will tell if the scent lasts all day like Lunableu. It is strong though. I put it on a little while ago and the smell is very prevalant.

I also bought 2 Sugar Exfoliants - one in Troika and the other in Depravity.

Depravity is clove, nutmeg lurk amongst the sweetest offerings of coconut, on a bed of rich golden amber, laden with a dusting of sandalwood and spilled wine. 
Troika is a  trinity of soft milks, almond, oat and coconut, lashed with sweet agave nectar and the ethereal scent of clean white. 

I also bought a soap called Honey Tree. (honey-woods-black vanilla-coconut milk) They’re soaps are cold process, not melt and pour. They’re loaded with a ton of amazing ingredients like coconut milk, olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil.

They sent me a few samples some I ordered, others I didn't but I will enjoy testing them out. They are as follows:

Litch Milk Tea “tart Lychee fruit and black tea met with a splash of coconut milk”
Never thought I would like that but it smells really pleasant. 

Moon Dog - pure cracked coconut, dry sandalwood essence, heated with nutmeg and clove. ~ A nice scent.

Imp -  Peculiar passion fruit mingling with sun cured apricots, perfectly pink grapefruit juice and innocent whispers of wet mimosa blooms. ~ By far my absolute favorite scent!!! 

Satyr I described above, it's a decent scent, I'd rather the Orange not be toned down so much with the vanilla. 

Honey Tree kinda smells more like a manly scent to me. I will have to try this one on my husband and see how I like it.

Peach Mama - offertory frankincense, styrax, copaiba balsam and ambered labdanum absolute. Warmed with cassia and a barely audible breath of black patchouli. ~ the jury is still out on that one. It's nice but something about it, I don't quite like. 

They don't come close to having the variety of Lunableu as far as scents and they don't really pride themselves on sweet smells either (which are some of my favorite) but I must say they do have a high quality product and their customer service and turnaround time is impeccable.

They started out on Etsy but now have their own Haus of Gloi website. I'm excited to try the products out.
They also have whipped soaps, bubbling scrubs and pumpkin butters.

Friday, February 25, 2011


OMG! Bell, Biv, Devoe takes me back. I love these men. Love, Love, Love.

They were the sh*t. I am so glad to see them still getting together and performing after all this time.

This is a video of them on Jimmy Fallon. Enjoy...

Performing Poison:


and Do Me:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Lunableu Review 2/22/2011

Oh Me, Oh My!!! I have been waiting for this package since January 4th. Yep. A very long time.
I was patient and waited nicely hoping, wishing, waiting and finally today it arrived. Receiving a package from Lunableu makes me happy. Sounds silly right? Well that's how I feel. I ordered new scents that I have never ever smelled before and I am in love, love, love. *swoon*

What did I order? Well for starters I ordered me 2 more Room Sprays. The other one I ordered worked extremely well so I decided to buy more. The scents are strong and mask, cover up and replace whatever scent you are trying to get rid of. The scents I got this time are:

Lemon Marshmallow & Tropical Orange Kisses. I think Orange and Lemon are very good clean scents so that's why I primarily get those scents in Room Sprays which I use in the bathrooms. Lemon Marshmallow is described as Sweet Fluffy Lemon Marshmallows and Tropical Orange Kisses scent description says it's a wonderful sugary lemon with hints of white musk blended with Mandarin Orange Sherbet. Mmmm. Both nice fresh scents to leave lingering in the bathroom. Love both of those and will buy them again and again.

I also bought Bird of Paradise in the Shea Skin Glow and the Body Mist. It's a fruity blend of strawberries & pomegranates with a base of vanilla to smooth it out and let me tell you this stuff smells wonderful. It's a nice light scent. Not overpowering but good enough to get attention. I think this is gonna be a new favorite for me. I love pomegranate and strawberry and then the vanilla combined is pure heaven. I also got the same things in a scent called Death by Cotton Candy. I like it. I knew I would though when I ordered it. It's pink cotton candy, red candy apples and candied strawberries dipped in vanilla cream. Whew! I think I got a toothache just from the description. LOL

In the Marshmallow Whipped Shea I bought Zino Davidoff Type which I'm not too sure if I'm a fan of yet. I'll have to let my husband put it on and then see. For now that one is still up for debate. Lunableu says it's a best seller and highly recommends it so it's working for somebody. Chergui Sugar though, makes all the women go crazy. Not sure if I wanna give this to my man cause I might have to pull out the machete and cut a....well, never mind. Moving on....Peony White Tea is also another light scent. Very springy and feminine and the same goes for Island Lullaby.  Last but not least is Black Pepper. I know that's a strange name for a bath & body product and who wants to walk around smelling like Pepper. Well honey, let me tell you something....this stuff right here....this stuff right here....It's loverly. It doesn't really smell like Pepper but it has a hint of Pepper to it. I can't really make out what the other tones are and I can't find a scent description for it but I like it. I really do. I say give it a try and if you don't like it, you can give it to me. *ting*

I got wax & cupcake tarts too:

Coconut Buttercream: like
Sugar & Spice: not so much
Strawberry Blondie: love (will order in a bath & body product)
Snuggle Baby: love, love, love (I want this in a room spray and bath & body)
Whispering Mist Type: love it
Sweet Tarts: like
Orange Sherbert: it's ok
The Raven: love (must order in shea skin glow)
Green Tea: not really
Magnolia Acai: just ok
For the Love of Mango: niiiice
Grape & Blueberry Bubblegum: not so much
Fizzy Grape Soda and Sugar me Grape both smell good but they spilled somehow. :-(

I got a green tea hand lotion of Honey I Washed the Kids, my #1 favorite Lunableu scent.
*and a coupon for a free 2 oz Shea Skin Glow*

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Jamaican Culture

On YouTube one of the people that I'm subscribed to really described parts of the Jamaican culture very well.
Those who know me know that I am married to a Jamaican man and I was laughing listening to what she was saying because it is very very true.


I love the Jamaican dialect. LOVE IT!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Thursday

I haven't blogged in a minute....Been too much going on in my personal life. Anywho, this week my schedule has changed from 9am to 5:30 pm to 7am to 3:30 pm. I must admit it has been a struggle getting up so damn early in the morning but getting off early is sweeeeet. I haven't been counting points on Weight Watchers, nothing. I am supposed to go weigh in today but I'm not going. Why? Cause I went to the doctor Tuesday and I already know what I weigh and I haven't lost a pound.

With this new schedule, I get hungry really early and it's frustrating. The only thing so far that I have found to curb my appetite is Starbucks Coffee. A White chocolate mocha to be exact. So I had one today for breakfast and I'm not hungry at all. Usually (with my new schedule) I'm ready to eat by 10:30am, waaay before lunchtime. I know I'm supposed to eat snacks but actually eating so much is frustrating. Majority of my snacking was done at night when I'm at home. Having to snack in the daytime and getting fruit/veggies all day long which is what you are supposed to eat on WW as snacks is annoying.

I know, I know suck it up and do it right? Eventually I will but right now i am just not feeling it. Eating that much or shall i say that often is distracting. If or rather when I do it, I will have to prepare my foods ahead of time at home so I can just go in the fridge and pick up a bag of whatever fruit and keep it moving and come back to my desk to eat.

When I went to the doctor this past Tuesday she said my blood pressure was great. The best it's ever been so I was proud of that. She said my cholestoral was slightly higher than she would want it to be so I have to get that down. She said I have to eat low fat foods, no fast foods and no fried foods and lower my beef and pork intake to once a week. The beef will be easy. The pork not so much but I can do it. Once a week isn't really that hard.

Back to the White Chocolate Mocha, that damn drink was 17 freaking points. 17!!!! Whew Lord!!!
I still have 31 points left though for the rest of the day so I can still remain with my points. I guess that's the best thing about Weight Watchers is that you can really have a treat every now and then and still stay on point with the program. I contemplated quitting but I know that's not in my best interest so I will keep on, keeping on. I will get it right this time. I have to. I know if I don't, it will catch up to me. I'm not getting younger, I'm getting older and the older I get the more this weight will affect my health.

Hubby and I talked about Lap Band which I am totally against. Totally! I think there are bigger fish to fry here rather than just weight and until I figure out what that is, weight will still be a problem for me. Food is my special friend. It not only nourishes me but sometimes it relaxes me. Sometimes it calms me down. Crazy right?
Not to me. My father was a alcoholic and so was my mother. They both partied hard when I was young and drank and smoke and god knows what else my father got into but I have that addictive nature within me as well. I swore to God that I would never be a alcoholic and to this day I have kept that promise to myself. I am however addicted to something, it may not be alcohol but it's still not good for me. Pray for me.....