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― N'Zuri Za Austin
Braided nails attempt

-Courtesy of Forever21 polish
-Sinful Colors 

Cia E.

Braided Nails Trial #nails #naillovers #nailpolish #sinfulColors #forever21

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Braided nails attempt

-Courtesy of Forever21 polish
-Sinful Colors 

Cia E.
I took a well needed visit to the doctor last week and inquired upon my new found constant headaches. It turns out, my diet is overworking itself. My doctor recommended that I cut out any unneeded supplements other than my already used, multivitamins.
Unfortunately, the Cinnamon and Honey method has to be thrown out because I rather be at a constant weight than to have my head pounding every day. Sadly along with the honey and cinnamon, I also have to discontinue my use of green tea supplements which boost my metabolism. My weight lost is out at a halt to regain stability with my overall health.

In terms of the method:
I have not used it for an adequate period of time to give you an honest opinion, but I can say that I gained a pound! Sad smile  Yea, I know it was only a pound but I wasn’t expecting to gain, I was supposed to lose. However there could be so many factors that contributed to the pound.
I suggest you readers try it for yourselves though, and let me know the results!
On the upside….
No more disgusting honey and its partner cinna’min lol

Cia E.

Honey and Cinnamon Method Discontinued

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I took a well needed visit to the doctor last week and inquired upon my new found constant headaches. It turns out, my diet is overworking itself. My doctor recommended that I cut out any unneeded supplements other than my already used, multivitamins.
Unfortunately, the Cinnamon and Honey method has to be thrown out because I rather be at a constant weight than to have my head pounding every day. Sadly along with the honey and cinnamon, I also have to discontinue my use of green tea supplements which boost my metabolism. My weight lost is out at a halt to regain stability with my overall health.

In terms of the method:
I have not used it for an adequate period of time to give you an honest opinion, but I can say that I gained a pound! Sad smile  Yea, I know it was only a pound but I wasn’t expecting to gain, I was supposed to lose. However there could be so many factors that contributed to the pound.
I suggest you readers try it for yourselves though, and let me know the results!
On the upside….
No more disgusting honey and its partner cinna’min lol

Cia E.

My review today is a duo!

Beautylish Boutique

I discovered Beautylish Boutique(BB) accidentally, but thank God I did. As some of you may know I recently purchased a nexus 7 and the Beautylish Boutique application was offered. Because I have very little aplication action going on, on the tablet I downloaded the application. Best decision of my life! (yes I over exaggerate). This boutique has beautifully organized products, making the shopping experience easy and searchable.

BB offers product reviews and user uploaded pictures to produce the clarity and usability of each item. When you sign up you also get a new user discount on your first purchase! now that rocks Smile

beautilish

Armour Beauty (Last Dance)

When I received my Armour beauty lip-gloss, I never recognized the brand. However I did decide to purchase the product to give it a chance especially because of the unanimously great reviews it received. The gloss reminds me of the mac collection lip-glosses but 10 times better. It has just enough stay power as a lip-gloss which shocked me because again, this product is not a mainstream product. The name of the gloss is Last dance and it provides an excellent tint to my lips =) Armour advertises their lip-gloss with the tag line “A gloss that wears like a lipstick”  so I had to see what was up. Out of the other 19 glosses I choose this one (last dance) because it looked highly pigmented in the product picture but on my lips it was a different story. In the picture it was a deep maroon color, but it showed up a bit more sheer than solid but I could still detect the color.

The color lasts a good 2.5 hours which is great for lip-gloss.  After the 2.5 hours I only touched up for a shine because the color was still stained on my lips (I suppose the tag line is true).

DSCN0990

The gloss is a bit on the sticky side but not tremendously disgusting. It is also pricey! Ohh honey child this product runs for $21 Surprised smile. I would have to dig deep for a purchase like this. I would not have purchased this, but I had a new user coupon for the boutique so I went ahead and purchased it.

The smell is to die for. Now I am not a huge fan of smelly products but the aroma is of fresh vanilla which makes it yummy smelling. It makes me want to eat my own lips…that how they get you so you can buy more of the gloss Winking smile

PhotoGridarmourlast_dance

After a little bit of research, I know that there are other places online to purchase this product but I am not sure if it is sold in stores which would beat the shipping cost.

I would love to try another gloss in a different shade to review, but these lip beauties will have to be a 3 month treat to myself.

Would I recommend this?  You already know I would! Smile It is a staple for me

Beautylish Boutique @beautylish & Armour Beauty @armourbeauty Review

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My review today is a duo!

Beautylish Boutique

I discovered Beautylish Boutique(BB) accidentally, but thank God I did. As some of you may know I recently purchased a nexus 7 and the Beautylish Boutique application was offered. Because I have very little aplication action going on, on the tablet I downloaded the application. Best decision of my life! (yes I over exaggerate). This boutique has beautifully organized products, making the shopping experience easy and searchable.

BB offers product reviews and user uploaded pictures to produce the clarity and usability of each item. When you sign up you also get a new user discount on your first purchase! now that rocks Smile

beautilish

Armour Beauty (Last Dance)

When I received my Armour beauty lip-gloss, I never recognized the brand. However I did decide to purchase the product to give it a chance especially because of the unanimously great reviews it received. The gloss reminds me of the mac collection lip-glosses but 10 times better. It has just enough stay power as a lip-gloss which shocked me because again, this product is not a mainstream product. The name of the gloss is Last dance and it provides an excellent tint to my lips =) Armour advertises their lip-gloss with the tag line “A gloss that wears like a lipstick”  so I had to see what was up. Out of the other 19 glosses I choose this one (last dance) because it looked highly pigmented in the product picture but on my lips it was a different story. In the picture it was a deep maroon color, but it showed up a bit more sheer than solid but I could still detect the color.

The color lasts a good 2.5 hours which is great for lip-gloss.  After the 2.5 hours I only touched up for a shine because the color was still stained on my lips (I suppose the tag line is true).

DSCN0990

The gloss is a bit on the sticky side but not tremendously disgusting. It is also pricey! Ohh honey child this product runs for $21 Surprised smile. I would have to dig deep for a purchase like this. I would not have purchased this, but I had a new user coupon for the boutique so I went ahead and purchased it.

The smell is to die for. Now I am not a huge fan of smelly products but the aroma is of fresh vanilla which makes it yummy smelling. It makes me want to eat my own lips…that how they get you so you can buy more of the gloss Winking smile

PhotoGridarmourlast_dance

After a little bit of research, I know that there are other places online to purchase this product but I am not sure if it is sold in stores which would beat the shipping cost.

I would love to try another gloss in a different shade to review, but these lip beauties will have to be a 3 month treat to myself.

Would I recommend this?  You already know I would! Smile It is a staple for me

Special thanks to the newly discovered Beauty Department
Nails needed some cleaning up

Abstract ideas-abstract nails #nailart #nails

Monday, February 18, 2013

Special thanks to the newly discovered Beauty Department
Nails needed some cleaning up

freetobeme
In celebration of Black History Month, African Pride has teamed up with Nearly Hair and would like to present the [#FreeToBeMe Giveaway].  For the entire month of February, you lovely readers will have a chance to win a full set of the African Pride Olive Miracle or Shea Butter Miracle Collection.  African Pride Hair Care’s nationally charged "My Pride. My Way" campaign celebrates the individual style, innovation, and beauty of all women because "When it Comes to Hair, We Write Our Own Rules."  Join us as we celebrate healthy hair, individual style, beauty and your African Pride in the [#FreeToBeMe Giveaway].
African Pride Hair Care continues the conversation surrounding the brand's nationally charged "My Pride. My Way" campaign just in time for Black History Month.  "My Pride. My Way" is a national campaign celebrating the individual style, innovation, and beauty of all women because "When it Comes to Hair, We Write Our Own Rules."  Join us as we celebrate healthy hair, celebrate your individual style and beauty, and celebrate your African Pride.  
Info below via African pride

About African Pride

Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Hair Care helps provide moisture and nutrients the hair & scalp desires, because it helps replace the moisture and elasticity lost to styling and environmental factors. Naturally rich in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants, African Pride Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Hair Care helps restore and retain hair and scalp’s health, vitality and natural luster.

There are numerous benefits from Olive oil, which is the oily fat from the fruit of the olive tree, Oliva Europea, found originally in the Mediterranean. Scientists have found that Olive oil works to help heal, restore and protect our skin, hair, nails. Olive oil must go thru through extensive purifying processes to become useful as the fluid base for cosmetics, shampoos and moisturizers. African Pride formulators have worked tirelessly and successfully to find ways to incorporate this purified form in the new Olive Miracle hair care line to achieve dramatic results!

Our corporate website has been designed with you in mind - to help you discover the perfect combination of African Pride products that help prevent and correct your unique hair and scalp damage. Chemical processing, use of heat styling tools and even daily brushing & combing, damage hair in completely different ways. That's why each African Pride product is uniquely formulated to help stop specific types of damage.

shea-butter-miracle-range-from-african-prideAfrican-Pride-Olive-Miracle-Collection-1024x512
Giveaway Rules:
  • Tweet and follow @CiaE7, @myafricanpride . When you tweet us use the #FreeToBeMe hashtag on how you embrace freedom when styling your hair. Winners are based on random selection.
  • Follow me on Instagram (@ciae7) for an additional entry linking my name and the hashtag #naturalhair with a picture of anything (appropriate pictures, preferably hair photos)
  • Two (2) winners will receive a full set of either the African Pride Olive Miracle or African Pride Shea Butter Miracle collection. Selection is based on winner’s preference. African Pride will send product directly to the winner.
    • Winner will be announced 24 hours after February 28th, and if they do not respond another winner will be chosen. The winners should also state in the email which product they would like.
  • Winner Information Needed: Full name,  Mailing Address (Must be in Continental U.S. & No P.O. Boxes), Phone Number, & Twitter Name

Want to learn more about African Pride? Check them out here…
Website www.african-pride.com
Facebook http://facebook.com/MyAfricanPride
Pinterest www.pinterest.com/myafricanpride
Twitter (@MyAfricanPride)

Check me out on these media outlets!?
@CIaE7 Twitter
@CiaE7 Instagram
Sheacutey YT

Actual begins February 1st - February 28th surrounding Black History Month.

Giveaway Presented by African Pride #FreeToBeMe Giveaway

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

freetobeme
In celebration of Black History Month, African Pride has teamed up with Nearly Hair and would like to present the [#FreeToBeMe Giveaway].  For the entire month of February, you lovely readers will have a chance to win a full set of the African Pride Olive Miracle or Shea Butter Miracle Collection.  African Pride Hair Care’s nationally charged "My Pride. My Way" campaign celebrates the individual style, innovation, and beauty of all women because "When it Comes to Hair, We Write Our Own Rules."  Join us as we celebrate healthy hair, individual style, beauty and your African Pride in the [#FreeToBeMe Giveaway].
African Pride Hair Care continues the conversation surrounding the brand's nationally charged "My Pride. My Way" campaign just in time for Black History Month.  "My Pride. My Way" is a national campaign celebrating the individual style, innovation, and beauty of all women because "When it Comes to Hair, We Write Our Own Rules."  Join us as we celebrate healthy hair, celebrate your individual style and beauty, and celebrate your African Pride.  
Info below via African pride

About African Pride

Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Hair Care helps provide moisture and nutrients the hair & scalp desires, because it helps replace the moisture and elasticity lost to styling and environmental factors. Naturally rich in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants, African Pride Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Hair Care helps restore and retain hair and scalp’s health, vitality and natural luster.

There are numerous benefits from Olive oil, which is the oily fat from the fruit of the olive tree, Oliva Europea, found originally in the Mediterranean. Scientists have found that Olive oil works to help heal, restore and protect our skin, hair, nails. Olive oil must go thru through extensive purifying processes to become useful as the fluid base for cosmetics, shampoos and moisturizers. African Pride formulators have worked tirelessly and successfully to find ways to incorporate this purified form in the new Olive Miracle hair care line to achieve dramatic results!

Our corporate website has been designed with you in mind - to help you discover the perfect combination of African Pride products that help prevent and correct your unique hair and scalp damage. Chemical processing, use of heat styling tools and even daily brushing & combing, damage hair in completely different ways. That's why each African Pride product is uniquely formulated to help stop specific types of damage.

shea-butter-miracle-range-from-african-prideAfrican-Pride-Olive-Miracle-Collection-1024x512
Giveaway Rules:
  • Tweet and follow @CiaE7, @myafricanpride . When you tweet us use the #FreeToBeMe hashtag on how you embrace freedom when styling your hair. Winners are based on random selection.
  • Follow me on Instagram (@ciae7) for an additional entry linking my name and the hashtag #naturalhair with a picture of anything (appropriate pictures, preferably hair photos)
  • Two (2) winners will receive a full set of either the African Pride Olive Miracle or African Pride Shea Butter Miracle collection. Selection is based on winner’s preference. African Pride will send product directly to the winner.
    • Winner will be announced 24 hours after February 28th, and if they do not respond another winner will be chosen. The winners should also state in the email which product they would like.
  • Winner Information Needed: Full name,  Mailing Address (Must be in Continental U.S. & No P.O. Boxes), Phone Number, & Twitter Name

Want to learn more about African Pride? Check them out here…
Website www.african-pride.com
Facebook http://facebook.com/MyAfricanPride
Pinterest www.pinterest.com/myafricanpride
Twitter (@MyAfricanPride)

Check me out on these media outlets!?
@CIaE7 Twitter
@CiaE7 Instagram
Sheacutey YT

Actual begins February 1st - February 28th surrounding Black History Month.

Being the adventurous person I am I have decided to try this new discovery! Well it's new to me at least.
Supposedly honey and cinnamon helps the average person lose weight. I tried to do extensive research however all I found were the same people who saw the website I stumbled upon, however these people claimed to have actual results. No I am not trying to lose weight but it would be a bonus if this method actually works.
Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with consuming honey and cinnamon because these two products actually have long term effect healing properties. A little healing never hurt nobody!

Every morning, on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast, and again at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of honey in a cup of boiled water. 

_____________________
another source:
The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used in oriental medicine for centuries. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to mankind and honey’s popularity has continued throughout history. The two ingredients with unique healing abilities have a long history as a home remedy. Cinnamon’s essential oils and honey's enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide qualify the two “anti-microbial” foods with the ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi. Both are used not just as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent and are used as alternatives to traditional food preservatives due to their effective antimicrobial properties. People have claimed that the mixture is a cure for many diseases and a formula for many health benefits:

1) HEART DISEASES: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast.
To read more about the method click here.

Measuring these results may be tough because I exercise regularly and take metabolism boosters but I will try to record to the best of my abilities.

Starting weight: 150
Today marked day one for me. It was a rough drink but that is probably because I absolutely hate honey! Cinnamon wasn't all that bad (after all I did do the cinnamon challenge). Can you all find that video? Lol






Pray for me y'all!

Cia E.

Honey and Cinnamon weight loss method #health #weightloss

Monday, February 11, 2013

Being the adventurous person I am I have decided to try this new discovery! Well it's new to me at least.
Supposedly honey and cinnamon helps the average person lose weight. I tried to do extensive research however all I found were the same people who saw the website I stumbled upon, however these people claimed to have actual results. No I am not trying to lose weight but it would be a bonus if this method actually works.
Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with consuming honey and cinnamon because these two products actually have long term effect healing properties. A little healing never hurt nobody!

Every morning, on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast, and again at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of honey in a cup of boiled water. 

_____________________
another source:
The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used in oriental medicine for centuries. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to mankind and honey’s popularity has continued throughout history. The two ingredients with unique healing abilities have a long history as a home remedy. Cinnamon’s essential oils and honey's enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide qualify the two “anti-microbial” foods with the ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi. Both are used not just as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent and are used as alternatives to traditional food preservatives due to their effective antimicrobial properties. People have claimed that the mixture is a cure for many diseases and a formula for many health benefits:

1) HEART DISEASES: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast.
To read more about the method click here.

Measuring these results may be tough because I exercise regularly and take metabolism boosters but I will try to record to the best of my abilities.

Starting weight: 150
Today marked day one for me. It was a rough drink but that is probably because I absolutely hate honey! Cinnamon wasn't all that bad (after all I did do the cinnamon challenge). Can you all find that video? Lol






Pray for me y'all!

Cia E.
I suppose I am what you would call a skeptic in `weather warning' situations. I always think the government and news personnel's are in cahoots, scheming a master plan to increase sales in stores. They go on about how you should stack up on food and water, oh and flash lights too. However, the blizzard of 2013 was not a situation to be taken for granted! However I did take advantage of Nemo (the storm/blizzards name) as some would say. It was a sweets kind of weekend! Yes I pigged out to the max!

Before our snow blower broke down

My snow covered car



After bending my oh so aging back to clean over two feet of snow, there was nothing like stuffing my face with good treats. Especially homemade peanut butter Oreo brownies.


Did anyone else get caught in the storm?

Blizzard of 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I suppose I am what you would call a skeptic in `weather warning' situations. I always think the government and news personnel's are in cahoots, scheming a master plan to increase sales in stores. They go on about how you should stack up on food and water, oh and flash lights too. However, the blizzard of 2013 was not a situation to be taken for granted! However I did take advantage of Nemo (the storm/blizzards name) as some would say. It was a sweets kind of weekend! Yes I pigged out to the max!

Before our snow blower broke down

My snow covered car



After bending my oh so aging back to clean over two feet of snow, there was nothing like stuffing my face with good treats. Especially homemade peanut butter Oreo brownies.


Did anyone else get caught in the storm?

On March 6, 2013 the world, yes the world will be endowed with Kalane Roe. What is Kalane Roe? It is a new online boutique bringing all the latest frugal finds at the right prices! Its thrifty and trendy at the same dang time!

kalaneroestore

I am absolutely can not wait until the store opens because this year my aim is to be a bargain shopper and with a store like Kalane Roe I can not go wrong.

KR, yes that is what I will be referencing to it is from this point forward (catch the lingo!), offers the following categories for shopping:

  • Rings
  • Watches
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Blouses

Yes darlings, this boutique sells clothing! I am sure it will be expanding from just blouses too at some point.

kalaneroestoreblouse

Be the second in line online on March 6th 12:00am to purchase these great products. I will be the first Winking smile.

I’ll be  sure to keep you frugal readers updated with my purchases  and great finds in the future with KR (Kalane Roe).

 

P.S- They Ship International!!!

 

Cia E.

http://kalaneroe.storenvy.com/

Have you heard about Kalane Roe? Get on it! @KalaneRoe

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

On March 6, 2013 the world, yes the world will be endowed with Kalane Roe. What is Kalane Roe? It is a new online boutique bringing all the latest frugal finds at the right prices! Its thrifty and trendy at the same dang time!

kalaneroestore

I am absolutely can not wait until the store opens because this year my aim is to be a bargain shopper and with a store like Kalane Roe I can not go wrong.

KR, yes that is what I will be referencing to it is from this point forward (catch the lingo!), offers the following categories for shopping:

  • Rings
  • Watches
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Blouses

Yes darlings, this boutique sells clothing! I am sure it will be expanding from just blouses too at some point.

kalaneroestoreblouse

Be the second in line online on March 6th 12:00am to purchase these great products. I will be the first Winking smile.

I’ll be  sure to keep you frugal readers updated with my purchases  and great finds in the future with KR (Kalane Roe).

 

P.S- They Ship International!!!

 

Cia E.

http://kalaneroe.storenvy.com/

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