Wednesday, October 17, 2012

AHHHH DC!!! - The Washington Redskins Drumline

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this this morning and just had to share. Enjoy!

Dis sh*t cranks!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Another Chapter in my Natural Hair Journey

For those of you who know a little bit about me, you know I've been trying to be Natural for a while now. I am 100% Natural now but being able to actually wear my natural hair has been a challenge. I usually keep weaves or wigs on and just braid or twist my hair underneath. Although I love doing that because it helps me to add variety to my hairstyles, I have really gotten tired of wearing wigs and weaves every single day. My scalp needs to breathe, My hair wants some air. LOL

So a fellow blogger who will remain nameless right now told me about her hairdresser that is downtown. I've been meaning to go to him for months but kept putting it off. Well finally I went last night and I can say that I was impressed. I have found my new hairdresser...POINT.BLANK.PERIOD. He is so knowledgeable about hair. He taught me so many things, I never knew. I had split ends and some damage to my hair (which i didn't even know) I'm thinking natural equals healthy but he was like no, honey. He told me how a lot of natural girls are walking around with damaged hair and don't even know it. SMH! I am one of em but he did say my damage wasn't that bad and of course he will help me to fix it. I'm wearing my hair out today but its humid so I need a A/C unit attached to my forehead to keep my hair from swelling up.

Below is a picture of three things. The first picture to the left is my hair this morning, clearly you can tell it has swollen since being straightened but nothing I can do right now to stop that. The 2nd picture to right is a picture he took of my damaged ends BEFORE he cut them all off. He had already cut some of it though. The last picture bottom right is my hair in the car yesterday after I got my hair done still a bit straight but becoming a poofy. Once my hair gets trained and I continue to wrap it every night. It will lay alot better. I can't wait.

Anyway, he told me to wrap my hair every night. Something I have no clue how to do. He told me to watch YouTube Videos and learn. He said it was my homework. I've watched a few this morning and so far these are 2 of my favorites.

Wish me luck on this new journey, I will keep you updated on the progress of my hair. I haven't actually taken a bunch of pictures of my hair like that because it's been so hot and humid, my hair stayed perfectly straight for all of one hour, if that. I don't want to put a picture of that up because that is not a representation of how my hair looked when he finished. I should have taken one right when he was done. DUH! Didn't think about that but I will next time. I go back next week so you'll see it soon.

Monday, August 27, 2012

REVIEW: The Liberation Tour: Mary J Blige, Melanie Fiona & D'Angelo

It was opened by some chic named Starshell?? I missed most of her performance so I don't have much to say about her....She is some protege of Mary's apparently. Next!

Okay so: I loved loved loved Melanie Fiona. She was hot like fiyah!!! I already liked her already but after this I really like her. Her voice is amazing and powerful. Her stage presence is captivating. She really captured me during her performance and held my attention the entire time from beginning to end. I would have liked for her to perform a couple songs from her previous CD though. Here is a snippet one of my favorite perfomances of hers where she did "Fool for You"

D'Angelo ummm. He was decent. He performed WAY TOO MANY new songs that no one even knows. He should have sticked to more of his classics and I would have enjoyed him way more. I've never seen D'Angelo in concert before and never knew he was so Princelike. I like Prince doing Prince, anybody else just seems too copy cattish to me. I know others loved him like my fellow blogger Sorry girl. :-) But here he is performing "How Does it Feel". I would have preferred him half naked like the video but, that's just me. LOL

Last but definitely and most certainly not least was The Queen of Hip Hop Soul herself Mary J. Blige. This chic commanded that damn stage like a champion. Her voice was CD Quality. I was on my feet the minute she stepped on stage. ALL HAIL TO THE QUEEN!!!! I love Mary J Blige even more now that I ever did before. That chic hip hopped and boobity bopped her ass across that stage in true hood fashion. She was dancing all her old school dances too. You know the ones..the ones only Mary is famous for. Yeah those! LOL Those hip hop gangsta ass two steps. GET IT MARY! Here's a lil taste of it with her Singing Be Happy!

This is her in her evening gown singing some of her slow hits:

Side Note: Mary also introduced her new singing group called Just'Us. The lead singer sounds just like Coko of SWV. O_o They sung really well though. She let them peform some of hit song "Mary Jane". It was nice.

If you haven't seen Mary J. Blige in concert...make plans to do it NOW! She is well worth the money.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brandy - Wildest Dreams **NEW SONG***

Yall know I love this song right?? Yep. Brandy is at it again with her new single "Wildest Dreams".
HOT LIKE FIYAH!! In my eyes, she can do no wrong!! NONE! Sing it Brandy!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gay Marriage: Get Over It

This dude Kid Fury is hilarious!! He cracked me up talking about Gay Marriage.
I agree with him GET OVER IT!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gabby Douglas' Mom, Natalie Hawkins: 'I've Raised An Olympian... Wow'

Watch this Video: It had me in tears. This is such a wonderful inspirational story about Gabrielle Douglas. I love it. Sacrifice and Hard Work pays off in the end. I really hope this inspires children. It's a phenomenal story of what it takes to be a Champion.

Congratulations Gabrielle!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

LeToya Luckett performing "Regret"

I posted this as a Draft and never finished it until now. I ran across this video on YouTube and just had to share it. It's of her performing a song called Regret, not sure who's CD it's on but I love it. LeToya Luckett is underated Well hell so are most of the women who came from Destiny's Child. Most are very talented (Not just Beyonce) But Beyonce is the now don't get me wrong but this is a video of LeToya on stage performing with Tank and she commanded that stage. I love her performance and the way she strutted her skinny behind across that stage. Singing "you must regret the day that you left me". Enjoy!!!

Oh, if you don't have her CD, go get it. It is a classic and i listen to it all the time. A #1 Album to me.

Nicki Minaj New Music Video - Pound The Alarm (Explicit)

Love my Nicki Minaj!!!!

Brandy talks on VH1's Behind the Music

Get More: 
Brandy, Behind The Music

I really enjoyed this. Thanks VH1!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Brandy Norwood Performs PUT IT DOWN live in Washington DC for WKYS Radio

This performance is E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G to me. Love some B-Rocka!!!
**singing "imma put it down, you gone fall in love" TWIRLS AROUND IN HAPPINESS!!!!!


Monday, June 25, 2012

A Review: Pure Gioia

Some of you already know I am on a quest to find a replacement for what used to be the Best Bath & Body Company out there and in my quest, I will do a review for each place just to let you know my thoughts and if I ever do find a actual replacement for them.

This company is called Pure Gioia, it means Pure Joy. She created this company because a company where she used to purchase her Bath & Body products from went out of business so she started her own. The scents, each and every one of them that i purchased, I love. She has a 10 piece sampler that I ordered where you can get various different scents and a Lip Balm. The Lip Balm feels good on my lips and it smells good to and since my lips are below my nose I continue to get a "whiff" of the scent every now and then.

I ordered the following scents:

Sea Spray - it smells to fresh and so clean. Love.
Tropical Banana and Pineapple - a nice spring and summer scent.
Mango Peach Fusion - I fell in love with this scent. My Lip Balm was in this scent as well.
Pink Can of Pop - Smells just like the name.
Summer Sun & Sand - very nice summer scent as well. Light.
Pink Powdered Baby - This one smelled okay, not one of my faves though.
Lilac & Lilies - Surprisingly I really liked this one, Love.
Sunny Island Nectar - Also a nice spring/summer scent.
Strawberry Cake Batter - I'm a huge fan of all things strawberry scented so this was a winner.

My Top 3 are Sea Spray, Mango Peach Fusion and Lilac and Lilies.

These were all Whipped Body Butters so I'm not sure about how long the scent lasts but the scents are spot on, each and every one. She has Moisturizing Body Mist Sprays but I haven't tried them yet. The whipped body butter is very silky and moisturizing. Not greasy at all and of course smells good.

The delivery was super fast, Packaging was done nicely. I will definitely order from here again.
Check out her site on Etsy: to see what other products she sells.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Please Cover My Friend Today Lord

All of you that know the word of Prayer please pray for my Friend Mrs. TDJ

The Love of her Life has passed away and today she puts him to rest. I ask that you please pray for her and her family today. Cover her Lord. She needs you. Only you can get her through this. I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow she feels. God Bless her and Keep her. Give her the strength and courage to keep on. She needs you lord. Please Cover Her.

I Love You Friend and although I can't be there with you today, know that you are in my heart and on my mind. I'm praying as hard as I can for your strength. Like you said in your post, He will supply and I know that Jesus will supply everything you need to get through this. You and Marcus will never be alone because God will always be there with you. Mr TDJ will always be around watching you, looking out for you both and loving you from heaven up above. Jesus, please wrap them in your ever loving arms.  Thanking you in advance Lord. Amen.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Product Review: Sweet Therapy

I love love love Bath & Body Products and have made it a mission to try out as many companies as I can. Recently I tried out a company called Sweet Therapy that is located on Etsy.
Their website is:
They also have a Facebook page here:
I ordered two things: The Mango Peach Body Scrub and the Mango Peach Whipped Body Frosting.
(see below as pictured on Etsy)

This is how my package came out the box and it smelled delicious. The third product was a free gift from the company. It was well packaged and delivered quickly. 

I used it a couple days later after receiving it and I am impressed. The Body Scrub really exfoliated and softened my skin. I really felt a difference afterwards. I will definitely be purchasing more products from this company in the future. The owner's name is Tanaya and I know her from being in a group with her on Facebook. If you give her a try, let her know you heard about her from me, on my blog. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Coalition - "Official Trailer" by Team Sizzle

"The Coalition" Trailer - OFFICIAL from Team Sizzle Films on Vimeo.

The bad boys club is really not all that bad. Young, rich and handsome...the boys know how to have a good time. They love women, fastcars and doing whatever they want to do. There comes a time in life, however, when karma is helped along. When it's done by a group of scorned can prove to be devastating.









Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Scenario: What Would You Do??

You are married for 10 years and you two have a son, Your husband cheats on you and that infidelity ends up tearing your marriage apart. You get divorced and yall move to separate states. Your son wants to go live with his dad. You reluctantly let him. He ends up marrying the trick ass hoe that he cheated on you with. They have been married for 3 years. Living good while you struggling to make ends meet. To get back at the trick azz hoe, you sleep with who is now her husband off and on. You try to move on but he keeps trying to hit it and you let him because when you do he doesn't ask you for money which you can't afford to pay in the first place so you give him azz and even though you are paying a cost, it's free. No money out of your pockets. 

Fast forward to now....your son is a teenager. He is now graduating from High School and is also having a Graduation Party at his Father's Home. Which is a huge home, really nice cause he is now making 6 figures and living well so you have to now travel back to the state that you once lived in with this Pimp and face not only him but this trick azz hoe that he cheated on you with. You have to sit down and have dinner with this biotch in her home that she shares with your ex-husband that she screwed while you were with him.
Secretly you want to tell her that you've been giving her husband the business for the past couple of years just to get back at her but you remain composed and play nice for your sons sake. Your ex-husband acts as if he can't say a word to you the whole time you are there cause of this hoe that he turned into his housewife. 

Could you do it? Would you be able to endure all of this for the sake of your son? Play nice and smile for the cameras even though you wanna drop kick this skank in the throat and while repeatedly beating her, you wanna tell her all the times her husband has been arranging his business trips so that yall can get down with the get down. And you wanna recite that line from The Color Purple and say that "what you did to me, I already done to you" and walk away with a smile on your face. 

I mean could you??? What would you do??

Monday, May 21, 2012

Featured Business: Naturally Me

taken from Interview of Naturally Me's Owner Chaundra.

The Owner of  Naturally Me , Chaundra Smith, took a little time to let us know more about her and her business.
Naturally Me has a line of natural, vegan certified body care products. Naturally Me was built on the foundation of ” quality beauty on a budget.” Our slogan is luxury body care for the everyday woman.

What inspired you to start your business?
I started Naturally Me because my daughter had acne and I couldn’t afford the mail order subscription remedy and the over the counter remedies weren’t working. My friends suggested that I turn this into a business. I figured that there were others out there like me that wanted a quality product but couldn’t pay high prices. That’s why the majority of our products are based under $20.
You recently won the Microsoft Office 365 Contest. Congratulations! What impact has that had on your business?
Winning the Microsoft Office 365 Contest has allowed Naturally Me to be at a place in business that would have taken us years to get to. I was able to get trademarks, attend major trade shows that are mostly attended by the larger companies, purchase supplies in bulk and pay someone to help me with PR and getting the word out about Naturally Me.
What advice would you give to an aspiring product maker?
Do lots of research and know who your target market is. Just because everyone uses soap doesn’t mean that everyone is in my target market.
What are your best selling items?
It’s hard to decide, but if I have to narrow it down it would be our Soap Bars, All Over Butter and Soy Candles
Where can people find your items?
Naturally Me can found in The Honeybun Boutique in Greensboro, NC, Tour Couture in Brooklyn, NY and online at
Final words?
Don’t give up on your dreams. It doesn’t always take thousands of dollars to start your company. I started my company for less than $100. Also surround yourself with people who are either where you aspire to be or who are on that path.
Thanks Chaundra!

2012 Billboard Music Awards Perfomances

In case you missed the Billboard Music Awards like I did here are the performances of Chris Brown, Usher and Nelly Furtado. I knew it was coming on but I just didn't want to watch it and all i wanted to see was the performances and I figured i could watch those online so here they are:

Watch Chris Brown perform "Turn Up The Music"
Usher performs "Scream"

I enjoyed this performance. I mean he's no Chris Brown but he's still got it. Love him.

Nelly Furtado performs "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)"

I really enjoyed this song because it has a hip hop beat to it. I was jamming.

The Whitney Houston Tribute - Live at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

I need them to do this thing right once and for all and let Brandy sing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III speaks out about Marriage Equality

I really wish more Christians would get it like he has got it. I Love this!!

I pray that Christians get it together before November of 2012 because we need Barack Obama to have another 4 years in the White House. We need it! I have the Faith that it will be done.

Friday, May 11, 2012


It's the end of my 3 Day Cleanse with Shakeology and I lost a whopping 8.6 pounds. Wow! I am super excited and proud of myself. I got on that scale this morning not knowing what number to expect. I knew I had lost weight because I could feel it. I could feel the change in my body already. I could feel the change in my energy level already. I felt more focused and energized. I went 3 days without one hiccup in my plan. My rings were loosening on my fingers and I had a little more pep in my step. I DID IT!!! SUCCESS!!!

I had a big supporter in Alfreda who was my BeachBody Coach through this. So kind and helpful and patient. Her website is:
You can also email her at: Tell her Raycal referred you. 
If you do the 3 day cleanse, let me know how you liked it. I LOVED IT!!! 

I highly recommend this: Don't delay, Order your Shakes from Alfreda today. :-)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shakeology is the ish!!!!

Okay so, I should have posted about this when I first started but I am terrible at blogging daily. So anyway 2 days ago, I decided to try something different. Shakeology. A "wife" that is in a Facebook group that I am in is a consultant. She had told me about it months ago and even though I was interested, i didn't have the funds to do it at the time.

Well I finally decided, I couldn't afford to not do it anymore so I told her to send it to me and I began it the very next day after I received it in the mail.

Day 1: I was scared, worried and determined all at the same time. I asked people to pray for me because I am a b*tch when I start a diet, cleanse or whatever. I am evil as all get out. EVIL!!
I am addicted to Sugar so when I stop having it, I get withdrawals and become moody and I have headaches as well. I had my shake for breakfast and strawberries for a snack. For Lunch I had a Doctor's Appt so I didn't get a chance to have my shake but for Dinner I had Fish, a Salad, Low Fat Italian Dressing, A Shake and  a cup of Green Tea.

Day 2: I was excited that I had made it through Day One without messing up at all. I didn't screw up one time. Well I forgot to have a cup of Green Tea and actually missed my lunch shake but I had it later on. But I didn't eat anything bad or do anything I wasn't supposed to do. I was super proud of myself. I had strawberries again for a snack and the same thing for Dinner that I had the night prior. What I miss most of all is chewing. LOL Because I have mostly the shakes and only Dinner and 2 small snacks, I felt like I didn't chew much. But at least I made it. That's all that mattered to me. 

Day 3: I am currently in Day 3, The Final Day. The Last Stretch and I am fully energized. I can't believe that I am still standing. Having gone the past 2 days without eating anything but Dinner pretty much, I would think I would be exhausted and looking for the nearest doughnut. But I'm not. I have loads of energy and I feel ummm....different. I can tell my body has lost something, be it weight, water, fat, toxins, I don't know but something is gone and I feel much better. I had my morning shake on my way in to work this morning, a cup of green tea when I got to work and I'm having half of a grapefruit now as my morning snack. This damn grapefruit is a bit tart but I'm happy to be chewing. LOL I will have a shake for Lunch and the same thing for Dinner that I had the past two nights and tomorrow morning, I will weigh myself to see how much (if any) I lost.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse. It is simply amazing. The shakes really have in them what you need to sustain you through it and they give you energy to boot. It's just what I needed to kick start me changing my lifestyle. I will not call it a diet because I am not dieting. I am changing my life. My Lifestyle. I am 40 years old now and it's time to stop acting like a 22 year old (foodwise) and eat better.

Wish me Luck at my Weigh In Tomorrow Morning. Til then.................

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Diana Ross Afro Brillo Pads Cause Racial Controversy

New company is being accused of racism after releasing some afro style sponges that are getting the attention of the public.  The British company Paladone is under fire for the release of the products, featuring caricatures of Diana Ross, using her hair for a brillo pad.   Critics have accused  the company of making products that are similar to those considered derogatory toward blacks during slavery and Jim Crow.

The Unite Against Fascism general secretary Weyman Bennett said: “What are we going to have next, toilet brushes like that?”
“This is not appropriate for the 21st century to show images like that. It reinforces negative stereotypes and ideas.”
Bennett then went on to say, “It opens the door for people to produce racial stereotypes and that’s not something we want to see in our society. We’ve worked very hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

The company claims that the product is nothing more than good, clean fun.   A company spokesperson said, “Our range of four washing up sponges are designed to make an everyday chore like washing up more fun.”

What do you think?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tank: New Songs!!! Compliments & Lonely

Tank is officially my 2nd favorite R&B singer next to Mr. Chocolate Goodness himself  Tyrese. His music is so damn sexy. **fanning myself** He's not my type but his music takes me there. Enjoy these two tracks. One called Compliments featuring Kris Stephens. Beat is sick.

Lonely is a nice smooth song with him and Chris Breezy himself. Tank and Chris Brown. Yeah that's too much for any lady to bear. LOL All I need to see is Chris dancing around on the Video and I'm good. It's about a man who has another woman but he misses her and says he's still lonely even though he got somebody else cause no one else can ever take her place. :-)

President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner

He is too funny. I love that he keeps Politics from being so boring. I stay interested in him, his policies, his family and the whole political process. He roasted everybody in his speech. I love it!!! I don't remember ever seeing so many celebrities in the audience with any other President. I can't wait for his next term and yes I am already claiming that he will win and be our President for another 4 years.

I bet Young Jeezy never thought he'd hear the President of the United States saying his name. LOL

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nicki Minaj DISHES To Graham Norton About The VOICE In Her Head & Explains Her NICTIONARY

Nicki Minaj stopped by "The Graham Norton Show" during her time in London and she talked about why she deleted her Twitter account and her Nictionary.
While promoting her lastest effort, Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj appeared on Brit chatfest "The Graham Norton Show."  As we posted earlier, she told the host, "A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter so I did."  She also talked about her hit "Beez In The Trap" saying, 
"It just means that, you know, its the [way of] saying "I am always" you know that's our slang way of saying "I 'be'ez doing such and such and such". So its really, its like, "I am always in the trap". Now the "trap" ladies and gentlemen relates to anywhere you get your money. So you in the trap right now playboy [referring to Graham Norton]."
She also played a game with Graham using the Nicki Minaj iPhone App "Nictionary."  She explained that her term "Strawberry Shortcake" is a noun meaning "A broke bitch."
Definition - One who loses sight on her goals and her cake by focusing on beef and negativity.
Another word she uses: The verb TumbleDry.  She said she uses it when speaking to washed up bitches.
This was a funny and cute interview.....
Watch the full interview below:

****And yes I Have the Nicki Minaj iPhone App. LOL I LOVE HER!