THIS JUST HAPPENED: CELINE DIONE & NE-YO DUET – “INCREDIBLE”

I love both of these singers so much! They are so talented without having to be as gimmicky as most artists have to be nowadays to garner attention. This is already a hit to me! Beautiful! Modern enough to be relevant yet still keeping in line with the musical styles of both singers. ❀

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!

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!

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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! πŸ™€ 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!

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas loves! πŸŒ²β„οΈβ›„οΈ

This year was the first time in a few years that I spent Christmas at home. I’m happy to be able to do this now and it has been wonderful. On Christmas Eve I visited family for a few and had a couple of drinks. After midnight, I headed home to keep the party going but I made a mistake. I mixed drinks and boy, was that a bad idea. On top of that, I ate after having my first two shots of the night and then had a few more of a different liquor afterwards. NOT FUN. You see, I’m not much of a drinker; so even though I didn’t get drunk and just felt tipsy at most, my stomach was another issue entirely. Yep, I’m one of those. It’s weak, I know.

Here’s my outfit on the night before Christmas:

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I had plans on what I’d wear Christmas Day but because of my tummy, (I woke up and it was still hurting for most of the day) I wasn’t motivated in the least way to get dolled up. It’s a shame because the outfit would of made for a great post. I planned the look from head to toe! 😩😒

I also got some great gifts; much more than what I even expected! I really like this new perfume by Heidi Klum called “Shine that I was given. It has a soft and lovely scent. Perfect to wear during the day and even at night!

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(Smells soooo good!)

Regardless of my failed attempt to dress up for the holiday and the worst alcohol induced stomach ache I’ve had in a long time, I’ve gotta say this was the best Christmas I’ve had in years. πŸ˜ƒ

I hope your Christmas has been swell! Fa, la, la, la, laaa, la, la, la, laaa! πŸ˜‰

Oxox

BIRTHDAY TREATS & FRIENDS

ImageSo I come home after work and my friend is just sitting on my couch, eating noodles and watching anime like she owns the place.

Comfortable, much?

ImageI head upstairs and decide that I’m going to jump back into my workout routine. Getting back into the jist of things wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be. Actually, I enjoy working out but I wasn’t feeling all that well for the last few days.

I pulled out my ladybug yoga mat that I love so much and did some stretching. Then I watched my favorite workout videos on YouTube (I don’t know what dvd is worth buying so I stick to YouTube for now, lol) and started to pump it! XD

After the main workout I still had some energy left in me so I decided to look up some Zumba videos. Now I’m addicted!

I probably looked like this the whole time:

Not really. It was more like:

Boss status.

This is just disturbing.

Anyway, I did my thing and then I went downstairs to a nice surprise.

A friend of ours stopped by and brought belated birthday goodies!

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Thanks @peepmykicks_!!

Can’t go wrong with that!

Then, another friend walks in and she plops this on the table:

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How could you?

It’s safe to say, I didn’t eat any last night. Yeah, I’m proud.

BUT, that doesn’t mean tonight I won’t have a go.

Can’t wait to head home!

Oh, almost forgot. I got myself a nice little treat for my day of birth as well.

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Until! oxox

DAFT PUNK – RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES – FULL ALBUM

Man, 2013 has had it’s share of music hits but this. THIS?

Daft Punk’s latest album “Random Access Memories” is a beautifully composed nod to eras passed. I truly enjoy listening to it from beginning to end while never needing to skip a track in between; it is that good!

It is artistic, fun, and sensitive. If you haven’t listened to it yet or thought Daft Punk only had a specific style you’ll be in for a nice surprise.

My personal favorites are “Within”, “Instant Crush”, “Lose Yourself To Dance” (Sweat), and “Touch” although each and every track provides easy listening.

My #1 is “Touch” and #2 is “Instant Crush”. I just love the way “Touch” transitions from one style to another and another all in one track! The slowed down sections and the singer’s vocals remind me a lot of Paul McCartney for some reason. The album itself reminds me a bit of Radio Head and Pink Floyd; both amazing bands/groups.

Alright, enough rambling! Listen to it and tell me what you think in a comment! πŸ™‚

Here is the track list below:

1 Give Life Back to Music 4:34
2 The Game of Love 5:21
3 Giorgio by Moroder 9:04
4 Within 3:48
5 Instant Crush 5:37
6 Lose Yourself to Dance 5:53
7 Touch 8:18
8 Get Lucky 6:07
9 Beyond 4:50
10 Motherboard 5:41
11 Fragments of Time 4:39
12 Doin’ It Right 4:11
13 Contact 6:21
14 Horizon 4:24