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Emotions of a Beauty Addict during an Online Beauty Collection Launh

These are the emotions of a Beauty Addict.. or should I say myself as I wait for a online collection release or sale. This has also been me so many times as I’ve sat in virtual waiting rooms that are almost done exclusively by MAC Cosmetics. Just sitting at my computer being a slave to that launch is the worst! I can’t move, I can’t refresh my screen, and I don’t even want to move the mouse. I just have to sit patiently and wait my turn in line for ordering products. It’s almost equivalent to a new shoe launch, but from the comfort of our own homes.  After going through this struggle several times I’ve kind of shy’d away from ordering from MAC Cosmetics during one of their huge launches and I often just hope that I can pick them up at the store. 

U By Kotex Best Protection

This is a sponsored post for U by Kotex, who provided me products to review You can get a free sample from U by Kotex too at and Do the Demo. Once we reach a certain age we as women fall victim to the curse. Yes the curse, you know the one that causes symptoms of severe cramping and abdominal pain, bloating, weight gain and sometimes fever and nausea.  I’ve been afflicted with this curse since the age of 14, and once a month like clock work I’ve had to change my life to suit this natural issue that I’ve dubbed “The Curse of Eve”. I call it this because well, I figure if Eve would have never eaten the apple from the tree of life we wouldn’t have to suffer this horrid affliction One way the curse changes my life is that on the first day or two my flow is

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It takes 21 days to break a habit, or so they say. Change is an inevitable part of life, it’s the only thing that’s actually constant in this world. You can’t change what you are, but can change what you do, who you’re influenced by,  and what motivates you. You can alter the words that come out of your mouth simply by thinking about them before you speak. I’ve changed my lifestyle and I’ve adopted a habit of waking up at 4:30am so that I can hit the gym by 5am. I’ve fixed the way I look at food  by reading labels and not partaking in anything processed or things that have large amounts of sugar. I’ve also changed my spending habits, opting to admire whatever it is on the shelf instead of falling victim to the “I need that!” voice that always rears it’s ugly head. What have you

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Five Things I learned from Blogging

1. Pick a Lane!: People blog for different reasons. Sometimes it’s just to write as an escape, others do it as a hobby ,and very few actually do it to make a living. No matter why you decide to start blogging I’ve learned the most important thing is  to pick a lane and stay in it. Don’t let the success of another blogger determine what it is you really want to blog about. If you’re passionate about cooking than start a food blog, love makeup start a beauty blog. If you live and breath fashion then start a Fashion blog. Whichever one you choose remember that it’s like driving a car, only go as fast as you feel comfortable going. Keeping up with the Jones’s of blogging will cause you to burn out and go broke very quick.  2. Not Everyone is Here for you: Starting a blog does not guarantee readers.

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Single Ladies Season 3

This episode of Single Ladies was a bit ho hum, but there was a surprise that had me screaming “Let Me Find Out..!!” Raquel is still on the hunt for an investor to replace Eve for her boutique Indulgence so her and April hit up a party so that Raquel can speak with a friend to get an in, in the investing world. While Raquel does her business April mets none of other than one of the Wayan’s cousins Damien. After a couple of yawntastic pick up lines he successfully ends up taking April and ending her dry spell. Malcolm and Terrance receive bad news that Naomi’s challenge to the will is going forward and they get not one narry a cent until things are handled. At the disposition Naomi spill all about how her and the father had a secret relationship and were wedded privately in the Caribbean. Apparently

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  If you live in the city of Philadelphia you’ve been Lushed at least once in your life. Yes, Lushed’ what results after one has used one of the many amazing bath and body products that the Lush store has to offer. I remember the first time I was Lushed’.. best day of my life… If you thought treating yourself to an occasional bath bomb or delectable smelling slice of soap was a walk on the wild side wait until you experience everything that is Lush Spa .We should consider ourselves very lucky being that the Lush Spa Philadelphia is  the second Lush Spa in North America, next to New York! The Lush Spa, located at 1525 Walnut St, takes customers back in time to an Old English Kitchen as seen with the reclaimed barn wood and dainty tea cups that line the back wall.  This Spa treatment is like

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Single Ladies

Single Ladies is back, finally!!! Hasn’t it been like a year since the Season 2 Finale? It’s been so long that I was beginning to think that they’d taken it off the air and just left us hanging like they did the show Girlfriends. I’m still a little salty that Joan never got married… Anyways Season 3 of Single Ladies starts off with the premise that one of the ladies is actually tying the knot. Surprise Surprise, two of the ladies are single and it’s actually Raquel’s employee from her boutique Indulgence jumping the boom. It seems she  has changed her mind and said yes to becoming the fourth wife to a prince. So what’s happened to Reggie and Charles? Supposedly Reggie’s family hated April so much that they staged a fake intervention insinuating that he was gay when he really wasn’t. This made me scratch my head a bit

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Sick Child

When I was born, I was diagnosed with spherocytosis which is a hereditary disease that affects the spleen and red blood cells.  In other words, my red blood cells are deformed and my spleen destroys them because they are not recognized as perfect cells.  My first crisis with this condition began at age ten when my whole entire immune system shut down.  I was in the hospital for a while and the nurses who took care of me where simply angels. Not only did they take care of my physical needs, but they made me feel comfortable by taking care of me emotionally. From that moment, I knew that I wanted to be a nurse so that I could help people who were going through similar experiences.When I was considering schools, I knew that in order for me to be successful I needed to look at each school’s success rate, how

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Teacher Helping Students

Education has always been a huge part of my life. My mother was a pre-school teacher so she raised me to love reading and writing. I was speaking in complete sentences at 2 years old and writing stories by the age of 5. I always loved school and did really well. Often in childhood, I would say that I wanted to be a teacher just like my mother.I think three significant things happened to me that really solidified my desire to pursue a life dedicated to the education of our future leaders: one, there were two TV shows that I watched growing up that made me really excited to go to college and they were A Different World and Felicity. Both shows were about the college experience through the eyes of young adults. One show was set at a Historically Black College in Virginia and the other was set at

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N-Tunes

This post is brought to you by Monster Headphones and BlogHer. I spend a lot of time in my beauty room swatching various products.  Nail Polish, eye shadow, or lipstick you name it I’m swatching it. Usually when I’m having my swatchfest I put on my Emeli Sande Pandora station and I sing and swatch to my hearts content. Our house is older so the walls aren’t that thick so I usually find my husband becoming pretty annoyed with the volume of my music. I think we’ve finally found a solution to this problem…Monster NCredible N-Tune On-Ear Headphones!! The Monster NCredible N-Tunes Earphones are the answers to my husbands prayers. Now my music doesn’t interrupt his game watching. I just have to try really hard not to sing too loud when my favorite song comes on. What I like about the N-Tune is their sleek light weight and durable design.

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  The Friend Zone. Lately, this phrase has been popping up all throughout my twitter time line. Of course the phrase is self explanatory, but just in case: “The Friend Zone”  a platonic relationship where one person wishes to enter into a romantic relationship, while the other does not. It is generally considered to be an undesirable situation by the lovelorn person.[1] (wikipedia)   Once the friend zone is established, it is said to be difficult to move beyond that point in a relationship.This phrase is often seen used with the other popular phrase “Forever Alone”. While sitting in lab counting droplets (Phd’s are exciting aren’t they?), I began to wonder how does a women know she’s been friend zoned. Or, more important what exactly does being “friend zoned” mean? After much thought and due to the fact that I couldn’t move or I would miss the number of droplets needed to reach

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