Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fashion, Fitness, and Faith Challenge

Hey to all of who still follows and reads along. I have been come and go and hit or miss lately. But I am a work in progress. So hopefully there is still a listening ear. This challenge is for myself and it will last the entire year.

This week in fashion- I am redoing my closet (more like cleaning it up and hanging ish up)! I want to have a clear walk way and i want to have like colors together. This is an example of how neat I want it. I will try to do a before and after of mine.

From google Image.



This week in fitness- i will run twice at the track. I am trying to do 2 miles straight. I have not been eating right consistently. My nerves and stress gets the best of me and I want candy, cake, and big filling meals that consist up yams, pork and cornbread! OOOH! I am trying to WANT to eat clean. Goal is to lose 7 more pounds by May 18 in addition to my 3 so far. It was 5! LOL!

This week in faith- Nadia and I joined church! I have not really belonged to a church since college! I went frequently in pharmacy school and sparingly in the past 7 years. That does not mean I am not a believer. I just worked on some Sundays and I did not have anyone to go with at times. Now I am ok with going alone or with my baby. I want to be active. Even though it is a small church like the one I grew up in, I love big churches but I get a good feel for this one. I have been more times this year than I have been in the past 4 years! I am being real. I was watching on TV and reading my bible but this being in the building is helping me through a lot of my misfortunes and my insecurities and my growth process. My 5 year old niece joined too!

Well that is all for now. Just checking in and releasing. Toodles. See ya soon. Whoever is here! LOL!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pores: Maximum to Minimum

So I used to have the best skin! People would tell me that all of the time but I would retaliate and reject the compliment by saying "No, my chin breaks out too much". It was not as bad as I thought. Now in my 30's I am noticing my pores are appearing larger. I hate that! There are many factors that can contribute to pores getting large.

Genes, stress, environmental factors, foods, hormones, and drugs. Your overall health plays a major role in your skin appearance. Excess oil makes them clogged and look bigger as well. So a clay mask can assist in drawing the oil out and drying up the area for temporary relief.

Freeman Facial Clay masks:
  • Purges pores of dirt and excess oils while firming, refining and conditioning
  • Artfully blended botanical extracts help you look and feel more beautiful
  • Rich, creamy clay masque helps purge clogged pores by drawing out embedded excess oils and dirt
  • Leaves facial skin feeling clean, soft and pure
  • Please read all label information on delivery


  • Drinking water helps you stay hydrated which in turns lends to healthy skin. I drink water all of the time! Steam helps as well. That is why I love getting facials but I have not had one in a while. It is best to get a facial every 6-8 weeks and it has been maybe 60-80 weeks for me! I do my own facials but never steam at home.  That will help.

    Daily moisturizing is very much needed. After toning your skin, make sure to put on moisturizer under the foundation. I wear a tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. But I do not tone daily. I will have to start!

    Here are a few products to add to your home collection if you are going through this.
    
    Freeman Facial Clay mask Avocado and Oatmeal
     
    Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

    

     
    Clinique Pore Refining Solution



     
    

     


     
    How are your pores?

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014) [HD] Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz

    I am so excited abou this movie and the cast that I just had to share! I die for Jamie Foxx! I love the Annie story and this little girl is phenomenal! Her name is Quevenzhane Wallis.









    Monday, February 24, 2014

    Fashion, Fitness, and Faith Challenge: Update

    Well I can update you on a few things with my personal endeavors. I have failed in the fashion segment personally but I am styling for my upcoming Mommy and Me Fashion Show for HIV awareness. Right now I'm getting boutiques and designers to contribute apparel to feature in the show. So far we have 5. I'm having a hard time with the kid contributions. 

    In fitness, I've done some but not as much as I planned. I've cut back on my food intake and this week I plan to have a healthy choice for lunch instead of fried chicken wings, sushi, or meatloaf and starches! I am working on a weekly meal plan and will try to do some sets of sit-ups and lounges daily. I've been slacking in that area. 

    Faith has come a long way from a couple of weeks ago. I was losing it to be honest. Thinking I don't deserve anything. No one "really" loves me. Or why should I go to church- God is mad at me! Such foolishness! I have never been such a pessimist or Debbie Downer. Why start now? I have started a prayer journal. I've started reading scriptures and I've  been to church for 4 weeks straight! It uplifts me. So I'll continue to go. With so many negative forces and voices coming at me it is hard to grab the positivity and love that's all around. So I'm moving forward. Love conquers all. God is Love. He loves me unconditionally and have placed people in my life who have been there but I didn't know just how much. Moreso, I love me! 

    So there you have it. I'm on a journey. I'm finding my purpose. I will share with whoever rides along!!

    Smooches!

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