Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas!!!

funny christmas ecard

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whip Your Hair! Salon Review- Touched By An Angel Salon

Salon Review: Touched By An Angel Salon

335 Upper Riverdale Road Suite B13
Jonesboro, GA678-610-9222
8am-12am Thurs. Fri. | 7am-12am Sat | 8am-9pm Mon.Tues.Wed | 12:30-6pm Sunday
(They have 8 locations in metro Atlanta, not all of them are "full service" some only do weaves, no shampooing, chemicals or color)

Date of Service: November 21st, 2010

Staff (who I interacted with...): I'm not trying to put anyone on blast so if you want  names contact me privately. 

Their Promise: All Weaves Guaranteed to Lay Flat. No Lumps, No Bumps....

My Expectations: Ok, ya'll know how I am about my hair. If you don't know, then you don't know me. I honestly didn't have high expectations because I know "too much".. 
I've been a hair addict for years I got my Ph.D. in Weaveology from the forums on Black Hair Media. I know my -ish and I study hard. I draw out braid patterns. I seal my wefts. I spend 
I didn't know whether to have high expectations because its pretty much a weave mill. 

Initial Impressions: I called for an appointment and they said that they don't take appointments. I should of kept it moving right there. I still decided to give it a chance. It was a Saturday afternoon and the woman on the phone claimed it wasn't busy. I didn't like her phone attitude so I called another one of their locations and a gentleman said they don't work by appointments but they weren't very busy. I had nothing else planned till later in the night so I figured I'd go. 
I haven't been in a "salon" environment in a long time. My usual stylist in Atlanta works from her home and my other stylist back home also worked out of her home. So I'm used to a more umm quiet and personal setting.
The salon was busy but had lots of nooks and crannies and there were woman and men (it's Atlanta) getting relaxers, weaves, color.

I signed the book.... YES A BOOK!!! Like I was at a Korean.. *side eye*... I was greeted 10 minutes later and asked what I was there for and told to "wait". The wait wasn't horrible I signed in at 5:24pm and I was called back at 6pm. I told the stylist what I wanted and showed her some pictures that I have stored in my phone and she then sent my back to get braided.

Braiding: I've learned the hard way about getting the braids done to tightly.. I lost two huge patches of hair a few years ago so I'm not afraid to speak up. I felt that the braiding job was ok. Not that everything is installed I feel like the braids started to far back. I can only wear my hair down and loose. I feel that I looks a little funny pulled back. Or tucked behind my ear. I really should of been more vocal and should of watched her like a hawk.

Installing: I didn't purchase new hair for this install. I reused my 22" Malaysian extensions from Wagmans and some left over 20" extensions. I really didn't appreciate them passing around my bundles of hair and ohhing and ahh-ing over the length, like they've never seen "premium hair" As I she started the bottom I took out my clousure piece and she had no clue what it was... Seriosuly?? It's 2010 and you've never worked with a closure? I told her what I wanted and she said she knew how to do it, but I guess we have different defintions of what closing a weave means. I was kinda pissed because I would of requested a different method. I would of had them leave out more hair and covered the tracks with it, but the braids were done and she was half way done there was no going back.

This is how she decided to close the install.........
H.AM. (Hot Ass Mess)
I can conceal it by wearing full curls with some volume, but I don't want to do that everyday.

I was happy that she understood that I like to use a lot of hair. I hate having to go home and fill-in the spaces.

~Hair Used~
Wagman's Malaysian 22" Straight (bottom) & 18" on top,(I highly recommend this hair, it's on round 5) (un-used leftovers) Wavy 20"- used in the back (I'm not a fan of this hair they claim "that it's virgin & unprocessed but last time I was unable to reuse it, it turned on me, should I ever order from them again I would order straight hair. Their wavy hair seems processed. 

Halley's Curls-(un-used leftovers) Virgin Indian Wavy 16" on top.
Yes, I made weave gumbo :) I plan to wear my hair straight so mixing textures isn't a big deal, when it's wet it waves a bit but actually looks cute even though the top is straight. 

Overall: Would I recommend Touched By An Angel Salon? Depends... I would not recommend it to ladies who know there -ish and have high expectations. Or are well versed in "weaveology".  If your getting a basic sew-in with leave out, then I think it's an ok place to go. Will I go back? Most likely not, and if so not to that location. 
I also didn't appreciate comments people were making because I was reading a book while, I was getting my hair done. Money is tight right now for me but their prices are very competitive with the other weave mills in Atlanta so if it came down to it I'd probably try my luck at another place. 
I can usually wear an install for almost 3 months. I feel like the base started a little to far back and it will show sooner then later. 

Ratings 3/5

Now for the hair porn!
Side Part, swooped to the left (camera makes it look opposite)

Where's my eye?

Tried to fix that "V".

Straight (you can see the V where its to far back)

Makes my forehead look big

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Product Review- Maybelline Volum' Express the Falsies Mascara

Hey ya'll!!! I wanted to do a product review since I haven't done one in a really long time. 
This review is dedicated to Ms. Jacquelyn because she puts up with all my ridiculousness on twitter!! She's a non-lazy blogger unlike myself. She pushes me to to shut up and bang out my posts!!
I've been in the market for a new mascara and I found a coupon for Maybelline's Volume Express Line.. Shut up!! Times are hard coupons are like little paper presents. Seriously! I bought this a while ago and I still see a coupon for it almost every week in the coupon thing that comes in the mail every week. 

I decided to try their Volum' Express The Falsies.. I purchased it at Wal-Mart for like $6 (with my coupon).  According to Maybelline you'll love it because....
"Patented Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping.Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more lashes.
Ophthalmologist tested, Contact lens safe""
I actually love it! I usually wear two kinds of mascara to get the look that I like.... I'm back to only using one mascara!!!
The only downside is the I have the waterproof formula and it's not easy to wash off. I have to use hardcore eye makeup remover and then wash my face. If I only wash my face this stuff is staying. It's not a big deal for me personally. Only when I'm feeling lazy....
Volum' Express The Falsies reminds me of two of my favorite mascaras in one..

Imju Fiberwig Paint on False Lashes 

and Shiseido's Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus

but easier on my wallet. 

I'm wearing it here in my green FOTD

I'm not good at taking "lash" pics... Sorry.....
Overall I give this mascara 4/5 ♥♥♥♥ - Which says a lot because I'm really picky about mascara.

FTC Disclosure- I purchased this product with my own money. All $6.00+ tax... This product was not sent to me for review by any company. I was not compensated in exchange for this review. Blah, Blah, Blah...

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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why I Don't Post Videos

Hi Y'all!! So someone asked me why I don't post videos? I'm completely flattered that there's someone that actually reads this :)
I actually record lots of videos but I'm just not made for camera.. My webcam sucks... My lighting is always off... I wiggle around.. I say umm and stare to the sky like I have no education. I switch accents.. I'm just to silly :)...
After I read that comment I started looking at random videos that I started and never finished..... So here's some proof!!!

Luv Y'all
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P.S. I know I'm 500 days late with my 30 Blogger Challenge... I have umm no umm excuses...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

30 Day Blog challenge: Day 17 Someone You Would Want To Switch Lives with For One Day & Why

Hi Y'all! 
Day 17 Someone You Would Want To Switch Lives with For One Day & Why

I should probably choose someone profound and world changing..... Like Oprah, Maya Angelou or Michelle Obama... I'm not feeling profound or life changing at the moment...So I'd like to switch places with Kim Kardashian for a day...

12am-4am Go online shopping with her credit cards...
4am-9am- Sleep, I'm assuming she has like 5,000 count cotton sheets...
9am- Call her weave-ologist make an emergency appointment also call manicurist and have Mario her makeup artist on standby.

10am - Get made over by her glam squad. Write down tips and advice, ask for lots of full sized samples and product.
12pm- Go to lunch with Khloe and Kourtney
12-3pm Go shopping with Khloe with Kourtney
3:30-pm Call Scott to meet us (I wanna see his Douchebaggery in person)
4-6pm Maybe a photoshoot?
7-10pm- Family Dinner at the the Jenner House..  Make sure Brody is there...
10-11pm- Hookup with Robert or Brody, whoever is hotter in person....
11pm- Pack and "borrow" most her her makeup and shoes
12am- Take jet back to ATL...........

That's my 24 switch! Who would you switch places with for a day?

Luv Y'all
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween Y'all!!

Hi Y'all! I hope everybody had a fun Halloween!! I haven't dressed up in a year or two. So this year I decided to be Snooki from the Jersey Shore! We seem to have a lot in common... We like to party! We share an usual love & affection for pickles. I prefer Kosher Dill Spears. I don't mess with whole pickles...

 Disregard my "steps" I messed up along the line...

I took this picture before I started. I wanted to "test the Body Bronzer to see how orange I could get it. I actually used this last. 

 The finished look.....

I put concealer on my lips to make them appear real nude. I also used a nude Lip Gloss. I tried to contour my checks, nose & boobies...

Hair: I got a cheap wig from the beauty supply store along with a white butterfly salon clip. I teased and made the poof myself. I grew up on Long Island so making a pouf is second nature to me....  I made it kinda messy on purpose, because Snooki's ins't perfect, she does random poufs!

Then I went to Q100s Big Wicked Party at a club called Compound with Jaimie (aka, my dirty little hamster friend). 

Here are some pics from the party...
Jaimie & Tori

 The crowd

Kool-Aide Guy

 Maxi E.

We finished the night at The Waffle House :)

What or who did you dress up as for Halloween?

Luv Y'all!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 16 ~ Something You Could Live Without

Hi Y'all! This "30 Day Challenge" takes longer than 30 days when you take breaks... FAIL! >_<

Day 16 ~ Something You Could Live Without

I could live without these fools. They are GROSS. I never met one until I moved to Atlanta.... They are awful. They are FAST! They don't walk, they like scuttle, it's like a wobble walk. These fools can't really walk straight. There antennas are longer then my Malaysian hair extensions. Oh and they can FLY!! 
Unlike regular nasty roaches these fools travel solo, usually.... YES they are roaches! I'm scared to death of them so I did my research. So far in my new apartment I've only seen them on my patio. I keep a can of raid near my patio for the occasional one that tries to roll up on my property.

I have the exterminator spray the perimeter of my apartment weekly when it's warm and now that it's getting cold, it'll be bi-weekly or monthly. I also applied Boric Acid around the perimeter of my patio and my entire apartment... 
Blessing in a bottle!

So yeah, I can live without WATER BUGS, AMERICAN COCKROACHES, PALMETTO BUGS or whatever you want to call them. 

Luv Y'all!!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 15~ Put Your iPod on Shuffle and & Share the First 10 Songs that Play & FOTD

Day 15 ~ Put Your iPod on Shuffle and & Share the First 10 Songs that Play! 

1. Aint No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye &Tammi Terrell
2. A Tree Named Sofia- The Color Purple Broadway Soundtrack
3. Something There- Beauty & Beast Soundtrack
4.Hannah Montana - The Best of Both Worlds
5. Sometimes- Britney Spears
6. Usher -Papers
7. Sweet Memories -Olivia Ong
8. Bed Intruder Song
9. Throw It In the Bag- Lil' Wayne No Ceilings Mix Tape
10. Never Had A Dream Come True - S Club 7

Yeah, random much, lol............

Here's a little FOTD for you greedy little brush hoarding heifers!!!! :)

I was feeling green...

Excuse the random attitude face...

Luv Y'all!!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10 ~ A Picture of Something You Ate & 10 Confessions

Hi Y'all!
  How am I only on Day 10 of this challenge? It doesn't say anywhere that it has to be a perfect 30 days in a row. Right?
Day 10 ~ A Picture of Something You Ate & 10 Confessions

I ate some of this today!
nom nom nom
I put the rest in the freezer....... I have to stop making random things in my kitchen. 

10 Confessions....
Father Forgive Me......

  • The first time I made Peach Cobbler, I forgot to add the milk and I made a hot peach mess.
  • I'm still upset and feel so guilty that I had to end up choosing adoption for Chloe. I leave her ball on the carpet in case she comes back..
  • Having my own place is great, but it gets soo lonely sometimes.
  • I keep telling my mom that I wanna come home, but I don't. I want her to come here. It's to cold in CT..
  • I'm not wearing pants right now..
  • I drank 3 Coke Zero Vanillas today..
  • I listen to Wacka Flocka in my car.. I have a secret #hoodrat crush on him. Like we could date but I couldn't bring him around the family...  Leave 'em STANKIN'...
  • Jaimie is a dirty lil' hampster hamster! Were going to be the same person for Halloween!! Wahhh
  • Everytime I look in a full length mirror at home I do a lil booty pop dance & wished it was a little bigger....


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10 ~ Write A Letter Telling Someone Something You Could Never Tell Them.

Hi Y'all!!

Day 10 ~ Write A Letter Telling Someone Something You Could Never Tell Them.

I really can't do this one! Well I did but it's so not post-able or was it very pleasant..I debated posting it but I decided to actually just send it to the person because it's been on my mind for a while..I'm the type of person to tell people straight up and by posting an obvious annon letter on Blogger isn't the way to go about it. It was very therapeutic.  So I got to keep it moving.... I'm all behind on this challenge...

Luv Y'al!!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

30 Day Blog challenge:Day 12 ~ A Picture Of Your Room & Don’t Cheat by Cleaning It. Share A Secret

Hi Y'all!

Day 12 ~ A Picture Of Your Room & Don’t Cheat by Cleaning It. Share A Secret

Boo! My room is boring.... 

I couldn't get a pic of the whole room, but it's pretty boring. I haven't gotten around to decorating or furnishing it yet. All I do in there is sleep and put on makeup. I hang out in the living room because that's where the bigger TV is...
I want to get some grown up furniture, but it's so overwhelming and I can't make up my mind & choose something soo.... I got NADA!!! I feel like by the time I make decisions about my apartment it'll be time to move and I dread packing everything and moving again. 

And no, I didn't cheat by cleaning. I like my space clean. I get really cranky when it's not. Like right now I know that there's a pink bowl and a spoon in the sink and I need to go take care of it..  Also like what if I drop dead I wouldn't want my family to be like "Kendall lived all kinds of nasty."... There's like a sweatshirt or something on my bed and I didn't move it! I did after the pic. 

Share a secret??? I really don't have any that are blogspot appropriate..I tweet all my business, lol . I think my Dad comes up on here. I SEE YOU DADDY!!!!!!!!!!! Y'all can ask me here!

Bye bellas! It's time for me to wash the dish and then paint my nails... Again.... Keeping them painted and not chipped is a lot of work. I need some polish recommendations of polishes that don't chip so fast....


Monday, October 18, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 11 ~ A Picture(s) of Something You Don't Like

Day 11 ~ A Picture(s) of Something You Don't Like

Oh Hell NO!
If this is on my sandwich it's TAINTED! No rubbing it off the bread. I'd rather not eat or order something else. I never send food back but if I see mayo on my food I'm sending it back! Politely of course, I'd rather eat spit! 

Don't Put This Stuff Anywhere Near My Food!!! 
If it's touching it's TAINTED!

Butter for my bagels DAMMIT!

Keep It Moving....

I will only eat yogurt from trusted brands with lots of fruit and crap in it. If it's plain white yogurt...


I have no words for this stuff.

Notice a pattern?? I'm such a weirdo!!!

Luv Y'all!
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