Alicia Keys – We Are Here

So Alicia Keys has done it again by bringing us music with substance! Don’t get me wrong, I am all for a party, music & all, but it’s good to hear some real R&B with a REAL message from time to time.

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I’m pretty sure many music lovers have noticed how much good, quality music has decreased over the last few years. Let’s hope artists such as Alicia Keys never lose that because spreading a positive message through music is one of the reason’s music is so powerful in the first place!

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Think John Lennon or Michael Jackson. Through music, they spread love and a message of unity for all. I’d like to think we will always have musicians like this that will never forget the power of a song with a purpose. 🎶🎶🎶

Written By: Lady

Follow her on Instagram at: @ladyonthegooo

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MOLLY KATE KESTNER – HIS DAUGHTER

Molly became a YouTube sensation off of this video of her singing a song she wrote that recently hit the ‘net. The crazy thing is, she recorded “His Daughter” on her phone that happens to sport a cracked screen and even wrote the song in just 15 minutes. Apparently, she’s been uploading and sharing videos of original music that she plays on the piano as she sings and sharing it with friends and family via social media platforms.

She says of the song “His Daughter”, that it wasn’t written about her own experiences but actually inspired by friends and other women who have dealt with situations described in the song. Molly never expected for it to go viral, much less for it to resonate with so many around the world (“His Daughter” has more than 6 million views at this point).

This goes to show that a true artist/musician does not need flashing lights and flashy attire to create music that touches the heart and souls of so many.

Best of luck, Molly!

FOODIE ALERT: BREAKFAST CUPCAKES

On Saturday, I woke up with a craving. A craving for something new.

Then, it hit me.

I’d been holding off on trying a fun, creative way of having breakfast that I was inspired by on Instagram of all places.

Breakfast cupcakes.

Cupcakes? How could cupcakes be a part of breakfast? They are anything but!

Do not lose yourself in a dark world of hysteria trying to figure this out, for I have the answer ready for you because it is possible.

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Aren’t they just beautiful? 😀

All you need are eggs, baconcheese (shredded)hashbrown (optional), and peppers (optional).

I chose to use bacon, peppers, and shredded cheese for mine. Mainly because I didn’t have hashbrown available so I’ll definitely make another post for that one.

And so it begins…

I made 12 cupcakes for 6 people; 2 cupcakes a person. Thankfully, the tray already has 12 molds.

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The instructions are simple:

Heat oven to 400°F

Place foil liner in each of 12 molds and spray with generous amount of cooking spray

12 Eggs (or as many as you think you’d need – 1 per person is suffice)

(Mix in a bowl and add a little bit of milk for extra fluff)

Cook bacon

(I recommend doing this first to save time) I used 6 pieces of bacon to get enough for each person and shredded it once the strips were cooked. Just pull it apart in little pieces with your hands.

Peppers

I used red, yellow, and orange peppers by cutting them into small pieces.

Once those two parts were completed, the bacon, cheese, and peppers were dumped into the bowl and mixed with the eggs.

Afterwards, the mix was poured into the cupcake molds making sure that there was enough in each mold. There was nothing left over in the bowl so as stated above, 1 egg per person is perfect for this.

Once this is done, the next step is simple: Bake!

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Let it bake for about 13 to 16 minutes. To be extra sure that they are done, just use a knife and insert into center of cupcake. If the knife comes out clean they are ready!

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The recipe I had tried recommended Siracha sauce to pair with the cupcakes and I just so happened to have some at home. I liked it!

There you have it! Simple and deliciously creative Breakfast Cupcakes! If you have kids at home, they’ll love this fun twist on a traditional American breakfast. You don’t need to have children to enjoy these yourself though!

As always,

oxoxo ❤

 

How To Make Your Vajayjay Taste Sweeter! (Seriously)

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This might sound funny or awkward but I was recently wondering how a woman can make herself taste better “down there”. It may be weird to you but I have many random thoughts. Daily. So, this is pretty normal for me to think about things like this. 😀

Before you laugh about this notion, you might be surprised to read that there are actually several ways to achieve a more pleasant taste in our “love glove”. (I’m cringing too.)

I’ve read and heard about men drinking or eating certain things to create a less bitter taste in their semen and make it more enjoyable for their partner. Then, it hit me, how come I’ve never heard anyone talk about the same thing for the ladies? I’m sure women would want to surprise their honey with a taste of honey all their own.

Regardless of that cheesy one-liner, you might find this to be a tasty read. 😉

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*Important*

Fluid intake, diet, and the natural balance of chemicals that affect fluids of the vagina all have a role in how it can taste. Eating certain foods will help reduce the acidic factors that can cause it to taste less sweet however all of the points above work together to create the distinct goût of your nether region.

Here are 5 edibles that can help sweeten up the action for you and your mate:

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5) Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is already full of flavor when you drink it so this should actually be a no-brainer. Not only is it naturally sweet but it helps to fight harmful bacteria and prevent urinary tract infection. It also improves the smell of urine in a big way! If you have at least one glass of cranberry juice a day, you’ll surely spot the changes.

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4) Honey

Sugar, oh, honey, honey! There is a reason that honey is recommended as an alternative to sugar in almost every way. Honey not only tastes good, but is natural so you don’t have to feel guilty about drizzling a bit on fruits (which just about any fruit can also up the “sweet” factor as well) or even drop some in drinking water. Sound weird? You won’t know untill you try!

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3) Pineapple Juice

It’s kind of funny to me that pineapple juice is highly recommended for this idea because I actually drink lots of pineapple juice, straight from the fruit itself! Whenever I am craving something sweet, I whip out my Nutribullet and for the most part, choose to make a pineapple smoothie (no additional ingredients) or a juice which simply requires more water when blending to thin it down. Honestly, it’s another healthy and delicious treat that has so many positive benefits. Pineapple is good for our digestive system, skin, and regarding this piece in particular, will sweeten up our natural juices in no time!

Personally, I prefer making natural pineapple juice as opposed to buying it. Although many products claim they are 100% organic, nothing beats seeing and making what you put into your body from scratch. It also feels good mentally to know exactly what you put into your body without having to wonder if it is actually as healthy as a product would claim to be. Just the other day, I almost bought pineapple juce from a store but I saw that although it claimed to be 100% natural, sugar was still added to the drink. To me, that isn’t 100% natural and being that I already know how natural pineapple juice tastes, I don’t understand why sugar should be added. It’s sweet all on it’s own!

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2) Fruits

I already mentioned that fruits in general are great to achieve this goal. However, some specific fruits to look out for on your next grocery trip are apples, kiwis, grapes, and strawberries. Try focusing on kiwis and strawberries as they have been known to provide even better results.

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1) Water

This may come as a surprise but water is, as it has always been, the number one way to help maintain one’s health, hydration, weight, and many other factors of a person’s well-being. Without water, it’d be so much harder to look and feel good, even if you follow a healthy diet. Water is life; what more do you need to know? Regardless, when it comes to this particular topic, water flushes out toxins and filters chemicals throughout the body. Remember how I mentioned that the vagina is acidic? Water will help with that!

So drink more water!

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*Tip* If water doesn’t have enough flavor for you to kill a crave for sweetness, try infusing fruits into  a bottle of water. Not only will it have a great taste to it, but once again, you won’t feel guilty later because the sweet taste is tout naturel. There are also tons of recipes to try so you’ll feel like you are drinking a new beverage every time. Can’t get better than that!

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*Note* I can’t stress enough about the dangers of sugar. Sugar will not sweeten anything down there. In fact, avoid sugar at all costs and if you must, replace sugar with natural sweeteners. They are out there! Sure, sugar is a quick and easy way out, it’s what we know. However, if you don’t watch how much sugar you digest daily/weekly, the long-term effects are no fun. Some of them being weight-gain, lowering hydration levels, upping chances of diabetes, plus more. So, if you are a sugar lover, cut it out already! Do some research and you will be pleasantly surprised that you can replace sugar with just about any natural sweetener there is!

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, please leave a comment letting me know! It’ll encourage me to write more! 🙂 ❤

As always, until! xoxo

(All facts and statements on this topic gathered from multiple sources. Basically, Google is your friend. 😉 )

“Beneath our aw…

“Beneath our awareness, our culture imprints a negative force-field that blocks the natural rise of our spirit toward our true, innate nature of love & altruism.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

I grabbed this quote from a website I randomly visited because it caught my eye and spoke to me. It reminds me that everything in this world, more specifically, what we are conditioned to see and accept via mainstream media, is all a huge facade that shouldn’t be taken so seriously. Sure, there is much inspiration to gain from watching and listening to certain things in popular culture, but we must remember that none of it essentially matters. We are so caught up in who we want to become and those inspiring us to become the person we have imagined ourselves to be, that we lose the very thing that makes us who we are; our SPIRIT.

This isn’t about religion so I’m not going to tell you that you need to go to church everyday. This is strictly about spirituality. This quote reminds me that what we need most from ourselves is what we pay attention to least. We need to sit back and recharge. Get in tune with your spirit. Take time to reflect and meditate and more importantly, take your eyes off the damn screen! We are so distracted nowadays and most of what we are distracted by is meaningless.

When is the last time you sat outside and instead of scrolling through Instagram, you sat back and looked at the sky? When is the last time you let your mind wander and let yourself wonder about the beautiful planet that you inhabit? When have you realized the natural beauty surrounding you and have really taken the time to let that sink in? When you have you ever questioned the meaning of life as well as your own?

To appreciate life and all that it gives is so much more than just achieving dreams/goals that are almost always tied to something materialistic or financial. For example, getting the career you want so that you can make the amount of money you want that way you can afford the house, car, and overall life you want with whatever perks you can manage to get along the way and hopefully, you find true love in the process. That’s pretty much what people want out of life in a nutshell.

That ISN’T living a true life. We are spiritual beings that exist inside a human body. When we die, we WILL return to being that spiritual being 100% without the limitations of physical form. Maybe I sound crazy but I truly believe that death is just another gateway to another life on a higher plane. I’ll always try to remind myself of this so that my soul is ready for that journey when the time comes.

If only more people thought this way. I wonder what the human race could achieve if our thoughts were redirected to more nourishing matters. Especially, if those thoughts were sent into the universe in unison or at least the majority. I believe we’d be able to achieve PHENOMENAL things.

It’d be a beautiful world indeed.

(I’m sure I went off topic sort of but I hope you enjoyed this post. It was supposed to be short but I couldn’t stop my fingers from typing once I began! lol)

Remember that all the money, fame, careers, popular this or that, and yes, even love, will not matter one bit once we are gone. We won’t be able to bring anything from this world into the next except what we fed to our inner being, my friends.

Make sure YOU live the life YOU deserve and fill it with as many meaningful moments and as much purpose as possible.

Until! xoxo

Quick Review: SAMY Get Curls: Curls Reactivator

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Always one to look for a new product to test on my curls, I purchased SAMY Get Curls: Curl Reactivator for about $5.00 after reading (mostly) good reviews about it. See, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect curl product that is also reasonably priced. I’ve tried a lot of products and unfortunately, over the years, the products I loved most have been discontinued or the formula has been changed.

That has left me in quite a rut. I have weird curls. If I wash my hair and do nothing to it but let it air dry, I get some waves and a lot of poof. If I style if with a diffuser, I can manage to get beautiful curls with a lot of volume on days my hair wants to work with me. The thing is, some products will give the latter to me but leave me with a bunch of frizz which I then have to tame into decency. I’ve been hunting for my dream product:

Something that will help create and DEFINE curls without weighing it down yet preventing/taming frizz as well as having a decent hold throughout the day. Is that too much to ask for?!

I’ve been recommended a few products to try so far but if anyone reading has suggestions of their own please help this curly girl out!

 

xoxo

ASHANTI PERFORMS AT BBKINGS IN NYC!

I had SUCH a great time last night with the beau while on a date to see Ashanti perform at BBKings in NYC.

Too bad they don’t allow just anyone with a camera inside so I had to use my iPad but here are some clips for ya!

You can check out the videos on my IG page:

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(I can’t embed IG videos here. #bummer)

I had never seen Ashanti perform before so this was a real treat and I must add that I was very impressed with her voice. She sounds just like the record ! The girl can sing!

I hope to enjoy more nights like this as the weather slowly gets better.

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Had to take a quick pic of my ExtraButter hat!

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My look for the day. I should of taken a pic of the full ootd but I was too busy having a good time. lol

Hopefully there will be more to come and soon!

xoxo

VITILIGO UPDATE!

Hey ya’ll!

Quite recently, on my IG page (follow me there!), I made a post about how my Vitiligo situation seems to be improving. I just want to share that post with you so here is a copy of what I had written in that post and a “Before & After” picture included.

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Latest #Vitiligo Update!: SO, after a few days of questioning whether I was imagining things, I can honestly see proof of my Vitiligo spots regaining some color! 🙀 As some might know, I decided NOT to seek treatment or try countless remedies for the skin condition us #vitiligans share. This has been purely coincidental and unintentional! Okay, so the photo on the left was taken just last Summer & I had a slight tan but not too different from my natural, lighter skin tone. On the right is a picture I took today; excuse the tired face please. Lol After drinking smoothies made with my #NutriBullet, I can honestly say I noticed a difference on my face within 1 1/2 week of drinking just ONE smoothie DAILY! I have placed no filters in this photo and Idk about y’all but it looks like I have regain some color! I just wanted to post this update to help those looking for a NATURAL way to combat this condition. I DO NOT state that this method is guaranteed HOWEVER, I have read countless articles and reviews on how simply boosting your immune system by changing your diet has helped people immensely! At the end of the day, whether this continues to repigment my skin or not, I have already accepted myself and I hope my #teamvitiligo does the same. Feel free to test this idea out for yourself but remember that no matter what, TRUE BEAUTY LIES WITHIN. Love you all!!!!

Hope you find this interesting and inspiring!

oxox!