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Monday, June 29, 2009

MJ - I'll Be There

I haven't seen this (I don't think)...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Truly a sad day - Yesterday, June 25, we lost an icon, Michael Jackson. May God give his family and close friends strength while dealing with their loss, and also praying that the media is respectful.

Rest in Peace...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A little survey...

I was tagged by the lovely Olivia :-)

What's your favorite make up look?
Natural look with more emphasis on the eyes

Do you have a beauty vice?

What part of your body do you love?
I can only choose 1? LOL Kidding... I'll say... stomach b/c I'm really feeling my recent tattoo.

Who is your beauty icon?
Rihanna, Eva Marcille, Jada

What beauty product makes you feel instantly sexy?
Mascara. <-- I agree! And lipgloss.

How do you look after your skin?
Wash with a mild cleanser and moisturize. Exfoliate maybe once a week.

What is your signature scent?
I don't wanna share!! LOL OK OK, Umm... I have a few but I'll share Ralph Lauren "Blue".

What are your haircare secrets?
Moisture!! Gotta have a good leave-in. Kinky Curly Knot-Today is a GREAT one!

How do you pamper yourself?
Pedis, relaxing with good food (greedy!), just doing anything where I take time out for myself.

What is your beauty pet peeve?
Eye shadow that is not properly blended. Uugghh!

What would your desert island must haves be?
Shea butter, water, lipgloss... Can I add SOAP! LOL

Finally, do you have a beauty philosophy?
Everyone is beautiful, just discover your own beauty. <-- Agreed!!!

I Tag...
--Everyone who subscribes to my blog :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Story of Transition... Featured on CurlyNikki's Blog!

Heyyyy, y'all. I am supposed to be in the bed, BUT I had to get my CurlyNikki Blog-Fix for the day and when I went to her site, I saw that I was featured!!! Aww!!! So here is the link: KeetaRay on CurlyNikki.

Thanks for checkin' me out, and Goodnight!!!! ;-)

P.S. Olivia I saw ur comment, thanks so much & you are so kind yourself!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to the Dads!

Mine is no longer here & I miss him more than I can verbalize. If your father is in your life be grateful & thankful! Don't take him for granted. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!
On a lighter note, another hair update & check the pic behind me! I didn't even realize it was in the pic I was taking til after.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Motown Girl

A few months ago, I was the "Spotlight" on a natural hair care site - Motown Girl. Here's the link: Motown Girl Spotlight of the Week

Completely random and I've been meaning to share!! :-o

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Hey, all! New Blog posts to come (soon)... I just moved into my new spot and am 80% setup now, so I'm thinking of some things to post in the upcoming week. If you have any suggestions, feel free to throw some stuff out there! If I don't come up with anything, I'll check your ideas, OR if I have a similar idea I will incorporate into whatever I am posting.

Hope you're all having FAB days!! xoxo

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Our Little Girls and Their Hair

I got this from a blog (see link below) that I subscribe to. It was kind of a response to Tyra's recent show about Black Hair (women's take) and how the little girls on there hated their hair b/c of what their moms basically told them either directly or indirectly.,0#comment-5337193

Take a look and view the 2 videos she has posted on the blogpost, also. I think it's "interesting" that we are the only race that chemically alters our hair b/c it's "not good enough". Yes, other cultures have their curly perms and whatnot, but why is it a given that when we get a certain age we will have a perm? Looking forward to the day when people truly understand that black hair is not bad & embrace the fact that it's different and unique. I don't know about you, but I love not being like everyone else!! ;-)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Today's Hair

I really like how my hair is growing out!! :-) Just wanted to share.

The Coil Review

I just came across this on another natural sista's site and I'm excited!! :-) Check out the vid below and be sure to log into The Coil Review ( on July 1st. They are also on YouTube.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Exercising and Your Health

Exercise is not just for people who want to lose weight. It's to get and/or STAY healthy!

Misconception: That fat turns into muscle, or vice versa. Fat & Muscle are two different things; one does not turn into another. You have muscle and over that layers of fat. Get rid of the excess layer(s) of fat, and you will see your muscles.

Did you know: Interestingly, every extra pound of muscle that you have burns 50 calories a day just to maintain its mass. So, if you gain five pounds of muscle, then an extra 250 calories per day is burned! (3,500 calories equal one pound of fat.) This is why it's not only important to do cardio, but also strength training!

Since I am not trying to lose weight but workout for maintenance and gain muscle, I only do about 3 days a week (that's in a good week, I've been slacking!) -- 15-20 min cardio (typically the elliptical machine) and 30-40 min weights (I use both free weights and machines).

I am no expert but have picked up a few things from taking weight training classes in college (hey, it was easy credits and an easy "A"! LOL), and having friends who are very knowledgeable in that area (David Miller - - Check him out, he is an AWESOME trainer!).

Write your goals down - what do u want to accomplish in the gym? Figure out how you will reach that goal and STAY FOCUSED.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Taking Care of Yourself

It's so important to take care of yourself, no matter how busy you get. You MUST take out time for yourself and know when to say NO. People will try to press you to do what they want, but just be aware and be careful. We can't be any good to anyone else if we aren't good to ourselves. It took me some time to learn that, but it's true. I came across an article on a site ( and found it helpful and interesting. Hope it helps you, too!!

How to take care of yourself when you are busy
By Omega

We all lead busy lives. We have school, jobs, clubs, family and a social life. With so much going on, the one thing that we let slip is taking care of ourselves. But, taking care of ourselves is so important, and not doing so affects the different activities we are involved in. Here are some tips for leading a healthier lifestyle:

Remember to have “me” time. You may need to schedule a day off each week or set aside an hour for yourself every day to make sure this happens. Turn off your computer and cell phone and make sure you enjoy time to yourself. Free your mind and don’t feel guilty about needing your space.

Maintain important relationships. Make a phone call to someone you love on your way to work or on your lunch break. Read a bedtime story to your children or cuddle with your mate. It can be a great help if you make sure you have someone in your life that you take pleasure in spending time with or talking to.

Eat properly and exercise. Take vitamins and drink plenty of water. Try to pack healthy snacks if you don’t have much time for full meals. Exercising for 20 to 30 minutes a day can make a big difference in your energy level and sense of balance. Don’t worry about exercising for long periods of time; just make sure you put forth maximum effort during those 20 to 30 minutes a day. Make it fun for yourself—go skating or play basketball with friends.

Get your rest. You will feel more energized if you get a good night’s rest. You’ll also be more efficient during your waking hours.

Know when to say no. You are not super human. You have limitations. It is okay, and even healthy, to say no when you feel that you are being stretched too far. Trust someone else to handle part of the load.

Pamper yourself. Go get a manicure and pedicure. Soak in a candle lit bubble bath or sit out at the beach. Get a new hair cut or buy a new outfit. Do something special just for yourself.

Tend to your mind. Busy days can be draining over time. Remember to renew your mind. Meditate, read scriptures or uplifting quotes. Keep a journal and remain in contact with the voice of your heart.

Let loose. Give yourself time to just let loose every once in a while and not have to be responsible for a moment. Eat sweets for dinner, watch a silly movie, and sleep late.

Don’t stress over the small stuff. If something is out of your control or you don’t have enough time to tend to every detail—don’t stress! Often times, the small stuff can build up and we begin to feel overwhelmed; recognize when it’s okay not to attend to a matter and let it go.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Hey guys! Just wanted to say Hey & I'm hoping to post a blog soon about exercise so stay tuned. I've been pretty busy preparing to move soon!

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