Sunday, August 28, 2011

Breaking News!

Forget about Hurricane Irene and the flooding of lower New York, Lil' Wayne dropping the Carter IV, Beyonce is pregnant!!! Now, I didn't see the red carpet of the VMA's but its all over the web that she announced it while there. I know that baby will be *clearing my throat* precious.

Photo taken from Huffington Post

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lemon Bars: Fail!

After a hard day at work, cramps and a killer headache, I decided to soothe myself with some lemon bars. I brought this mix a while ago and couldn't wait to make it. Tonight seemed like the perfect night. It's not too hot to have the oven on, I have the time, but most importantly, I have fresh eggs in the fridge. I followed the instructions to the letter, and this is what I came up with:

How in the world did this happen?!?!? To make matters worst when I tried to scrape it up, it was like melted karamel. There was no real crust, just gooey, moist brown lumps of something that tasted lemon-like. Yeah, that's right, I tasted it. Don't look at me like that, I was curious. Honestly, I was craving them so a little burntness (is that a word?!?) wasn't going to stop me.

Sigh. I'll be back to my regularly scheduled posts soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Butt Bible: Day 1

While trying on a pair of pants in Marshall's, I took a look at my rear end in the full length mirror and let's just say that there was cottage cheese everywhere! Not the kind you eat, but it was all over my butt and thighs. I couldn't believe it! My beautiful booty---GONE!

After some research, I found the 6 week program The Butt Bible on ExerciseTV and decided to give it a try. The program is set up into six segments: Lower 1,2,3 & Upper 1,2,3. After the first 10 minutes of the Lower 1 segment, I most definitely felt the burn in my hips, thighs, and butt. This is just day one, I'll update in a few to let you know if I notice any difference, which I know that I will.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

So good, I saw it twice!

This week I went to see The Help twice! Each time it just got better and better! My co-workers called me weird, but I can't help it. I loved the book and I love the movie! The reason that I went to go and see it twice was because I did have the heart to tell my friends that I had already seen it two days prior, or that I had already make happy hour and movies plans with my other friend. Either way, it was a really good movie. I laughed, cried, felt a twinge of anger...I was really emotional.

If you seen it, share your thoughts!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Music Monday: Watch the Throne

I turned on MTVJams and what is on?!?! Nothing but Jay-Z and Kanye West videos!!! I am in heaven! They are calling it Thone Day in honor of their new album. This album may just be a...dare I say it...MASTERPIECE.

Will you be buying Watch the Throne?

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I have 3 posts that I cannot post on here for some reason. I am not sure if its because they contain pictures or what, but blogspot isn't letting me post. I am working on fixing this because I have some really riveting stuff to share.

I am also working on:

Kelly vs. Beyonce: Which album is better?
The Help: Movie Review
Artists from Across the Pond
Favorite YouTube Channels

What A Weekend!

Hey There! This weekend was a great! Let's see where to start...a bachelorette party, boat ride, soul train line, motion sickness, dinner with my best friend, and spending time with the family! Whew!

There are very few times when things actually fall into place perfectly for me when it comes to going out on the town. I actually stepped outside of my comfort zone and tried some things that I normally wouldn't do, such as, cream eyeliner, an exotic hairstyle and believe it or not, a super short dress (despite my recent discovery of cottage cheese on my booty and upper thighs). .

First up, the cream eyeliner.

Some of you may not know this, but I'm currently obsessed with all things YouTube. After watching several videos, I decided to take the plunge and buy some cream eyeliner. Now, I have been a liquid liner girl, exclusively, for over 10 years now. I have super oily eyelids and pencil liner disappears before I walk out the door. While browsing through Target, I came across ELF's cream eyeliner for $3.00.

I had seen this on several tutorials and decided to give it a try. After examining the package and the brush that came with it, I also brought a eyeliner brush. I applied this eyeliner after slapping on some purple eyeshadow by Flirt. Of course a broad was running late. To my surprise, it was super easy to apply and went on like black velvet. I was shocked! I wasn't even trying to be precise, but it just happened that way. I love this eyeliner and would recommend it to anyone.

Next, exotic hair.

Ok, so I have this natural hair, that is currently straight. While looking at one of my favorite YouTubers (is that word?!?) I felt inspired and decided to wear my hair in something different other than a wrap or bouncy curls. I follow, through YouTube and Blog, a lovely woman named Dprincess28. She had a post on 'Date Night' hair and make up. I just used the hair part and for the most part it turned out great! I just wish that I had a camera (and time) so that I could have taken pictures. Anywoo, I used my hot curlers and some Suave hairspray (I know, bad) to set my hair. I left them in for 30 minutes, while I did my make-up and get sugared up for the evening. Next, I remove the hot curlers and parted a third of my hair. I flat twisted the one side of my hair and secured it with some bobby pins. The remaining hair, I pin curled up so that the curls would last longer. It was seriously humid outside. After I took the pin curls out, it was most definitely date worthy hair. Not to mention, it was unique. I just wish that the curls would have stayed in longer.

If you want to know more about the hair style, please check out DPrincess28 blog and YouTube Channel.

Lastly, the dress.

I went to three malls in three days and didn't end up with anything but a shirt from H&M and bill for $48 from dinner at Houlihans. I get so discouraged shopping. I feel like I am at the age where I am too old to be wearing Juniors, but not quite ready to shop at Talbot's, ya feel me. I stumbled into a store called Strawberry and found a really cute dress, that actually fit over all of this booty, hips, and thighs! I was so excited. I didn't know what to do with myself! Oh yeah, I did know. I needed some shoes to go with it. I went to Macy's and what did I find, some Beyonce shoes! I know what you are thinking, Beyonce has shoes at Macy's. No. I call these my Beyonce shoes because I could dance all night long, just like Beyonce (in my mind), and they were super cute.

I know! This post is nothing without pictures! I promise you guys, that I am working on getting a camera, and a webcam so that I can up my blogging status.

It felt so good for a night to go right for the first time and taking some steps outside the box.

Enough. Back to work in the morning. Sigh.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Top Movies...

Tonight I have some down time so I decided to watch some TV. After skimming the guide a couple of times, I finally settled on a classic: Love And Basketball. I love this movie. There is something about the actors, music, and storyline that makes it all work.

My top 3 movies:

Love and Basketball

Imitations of Life

40 Year Old Virgin

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Beloved Borders...

I thought that I had seen it on the news, but until I rode pass and seen the 'Store Closing' signs, that is the only way that I knew it was true: Borders is going out of business. Since moving to this side of town, I had the pleasure of living near a Borders and over this pass year I've grown accustomed to taking an hour out of my hectic day to just browse the selves. I loved the fact that I could get the greatest hot chocolate, ever, and its gone! All gone! Darn this recession!
Why let a good thing go to waste? I went to the store with the intentions of just browsing and not really buying. Well, one cookbook lead to another, and another, and a book on Calligraphy and a super cute address book. Sigh. I didn't mean to spend $21, but it just happened some how. There wasn't really sales going on, per say, 20% isn't that much, but I felt like if I waited then I would miss out. I mean, the place was already a mess from people riffling through, so its just a matter of time before there is nothing left on the shelves but The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. Which by the way, is a real book there.