Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just needed some me time...

NARS foundation, e/s, blush and gloss. MAC brows. Maybelline lips. 
A little bling for my birthday! Glitter acrylic ❤
AAFES graphic tee. F21 jeans. Nine West Wedges. LV bag
Sally Hansen: Co-Bolt Blue toes
I have an unhealthy addiction to these! Crab stuffed mushrooms per Macaroni Grill
Broadway Kino Theater. 

Must see movie!  The Help

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

After listening to Jessica ramble on and on about winning money on the slots I decided to give it a shot. I'm still very skeptical about it, but its all in good fun. I started with $5 and vowed that I wouldn't feed the machine anything more. On my final spin, I won $7.45! After a little convincing from Jess, I kept playing and walked out of there with $20! Okay, so its not the Vegas jackpot I dreamed of, but its a start!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Additions to my Regimen

Luster's Pink, Classic Light
Replaced the ORS Olive Oil moisturizer with this. I felt like the ORS was too heavy for my thin hair. This doesn't weigh my hair down & it feels MUCH healthier in my opinion. Definitely think this was a good choice...

Carol's Daughter: Tui Hair Oil
I use this to seal my hair & I really like how it feels. Its not too heavy,  in terms of "oil".  Adds a gorgeous glow to my hair.

Carol's Daughter: Mimosa Hair Honey
After trying this in store, I HAD TO BUY IT. My hair had a little frizz going & the associate suggested I try it. I rubbed a little over my hair and right before my eyes my hair looked like it was FRESHLY IRONED! Whoa. Leaving w/o buying it would have been criminal at that point.

Carol's Daughter Leave-In Conditioner
A couple of spritzes before I detangle or brush/comb threw my hair always does the trick! And it smells awesome!

HE Long Term Relationship: Split End Protector
I honestly dont know what this is doing for my hair, but I like to add some type of product to my before brushing/combing. I just feel like it'll break less if its not as dry, you know?! And it smells really good!

Dr Miracle's Temple & Nape Gro Balm
I honestly think this product helped my edges! Bc I cant wear my hair down at work, This is essential in making sure I dont loose my hairline after constantly pulling my hair back. It works sort of like an edge control while also adding a bit of shine. Its a little greasy and smells horrible, but I can deal with that, I guess.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Picture book: 17 September 2011

Getting these as a birthday present! 

Mama'a Trio via Macaroni Grill
The results of my relaxer!

Jeremy & Jess

Only You sweater . ROC jeans . COACH sneakers

Friday, September 16, 2011

The long and short of it all..

Quite frankly, I think I've stretched this relaxer enough! I'm so anxious for my hair to be straight again! I've been getting a lot of breakage so I gave the ponytails a rest and opted for cornrows & inverted braids for the past 2 weeks. After this post I'll be applying my relaxer. Since I normally wrap my hair to dry, a length check will be done at another time. Maybe I'll get to use my dryer (its been in my closet since I purchased it). Welp, now that Jeremy's finally asleep, its time to get to work!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

He's finally here!

Welcome to the world, Kaiden Nasir!

Born September 15, 2011
Kaiden is the son of one of my best friends, Keshia. He was 8lbs 8.5oz and after a bit of complications and a successful c-section he breathed his first breathes! We're so happy to welcome him and can't wait to enjoy him. And the fact that him and Jeremy are only about 4 months apart is an added bonus. They'll be just as good of friends as their moms! It's always a blessing to welcome new life. 

Kaiden's mom, Keshia

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mommy's Model

At about 16 weeks my son got professional pictures taken. In a perfect world, I'd have them done every 3 months starting at birth, but that wasn't quite the case. I wasn't able to get newborn pictures done & the picture people didn't come back until he was 4 months old, so there you have it. We should be stateside when he's around 6 months so we'll have better luck with that set. Either way, here are his 16 week photos:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Marinate on that!

So I got this technique from my friend Julie, who does this ALL THE TIME. Personally, I've never "marinated" chicken, I just season it and then cook it. After watching Julie marinate steaks for 24 hours before grilling them, I was dying to try this out, even if it wasn't for the full 24 hours. Because I dont have a measuring cup or any measuring utensils I played everything by ear. If you decide to try this out, just use your judgement. & as always HAVE FUN!
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Ready In: 90 minutes
I combined everything you see here along with 3 pieces of chicken into a large resealable sandwich bag.

Your mixture should look similar to this. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Cut up 1 medium potatoe, 1 small tomatoe and 1 small onion.

Pour the contents of the bag into a pan. Add chopped veggies.
Because I live in Germany, the temperatures on my oven are in Celsius. I preheated it to 250°C and sprinkled a little more seasoning over everything before letting it sit in the oven for 30 minutes. I did go in and flip the chicken at about the half way mark. I ate this over mashed potatoes, but I think it'd be excellent over rice too! Now, for the end result:

Bon a petit!