My Mommy And I

Mother’s Day is only four days away! I don’t know how this sneaks up on me every year! (Maybe it’s because my birthday is the day after?!?) So, I wanted to pay homage to the woman that gave birth to me, my best friend, my counselor, my mentor, my mommy, Cynthia! I just don’t know what I would do without this woman!

Random pic that we took on Christmas Day, 2008. This is a shot of our fridge!

Gotta love candid pictures! I don’t even know what this conversation was all about. We’re on our way to Church. I think my mommy is so fly! She almost never wears makeup, except for Church. I’m always so proud when she throws on a gloss that I gave her and some MAC Select Tint Foundation (which was perfect for Summer, but since it’s been discontinued, I’ll introduce her to Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation!) I love how even and gorgeous her skin looks in this pic!

There are tons of ideas for gifts, but simple luxuries will almost always make a mommy happy! I’ve got one of those mothers that wouldn’t consider purchasing any type of beauty product found at Nordstrom. Along with a cute bag from Banana Republic, I’d like to get my mom the Kiehl’s Ooh La Vanilla Gift Collection. It includes a large body wash, lotion, lip balm #1 (a classic) and a trial size facial cleanser.

Kiehl’s actually has quite a few gift sets to choose from! They have no frills packaging and straight to the point great stuff that any mom would appreciate!

Video: Wait! Before You Relax Your Natural Hair, WATCH THIS!

(X-posted at Long Hair Care Forum)

I don’t know if you all remember, but about a year ago I had a meltdown over the frustration of my natural hair. (I wrote about it here on LHCF on a thread called Naturals…Why Is My Hair Not Growing? I also did a video about it on Youtube. I was SO mad!) It was such a hard time in my life. It was dry, brittle and not growing (or so I thought). I ran on over here and did a post asking why my hair wasn’t growing and all that jazz. Now, I am loc’ing, but my hair is healthier and happier than ever, and I’m still natural. I created a video for those that are frustrated, confused, scared, or feel ashamed, not confident, not supported and alone. Hopefully this helps someone. I’m working on a series of videos to help naturals and transitioners on my Natural Hair YT channel, Naturally Scandalous.

Here’s the video that I wish I had when I was on the verge of relaxing my hair.

Video: Wait! Before You Relax Your Natural Hair, WATCH THIS!

(X-posted at Long Hair Care Forum)

I don’t know if you all remember, but about a year ago I had a meltdown over the frustration of my natural hair. (I wrote about it here on LHCF on a thread called Naturals…Why Is My Hair Not Growing? I also did a video about it on Youtube. I was SO mad!) It was such a hard time in my life. It was dry, brittle and not growing (or so I thought). I ran on over here and did a post asking why my hair wasn’t growing and all that jazz. Now, I am loc’ing, but my hair is healthier and happier than ever, and I’m still natural. I created a video for those that are frustrated, confused, scared, or feel ashamed, not confident, not supported and alone. Hopefully this helps someone. I’m working on a series of videos to help naturals and transitioners on my Natural Hair YT channel, Naturally Scandalous.

Here’s the video that I wish I had when I was on the verge of relaxing my hair.

Be a Model For Make Up For Ever!

This just in…..

OPEN CASTING CALL ~ TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 2009

High-end professional make up brand looking for very stylish NYC women between the ages of 20-30 to be a part of our next advertising campaign. We are searching for 25 attractive women with a cool attitude and fantastic skin.

Open Real Person Casting Call

Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Location: 8 East 12th Street, NYC (University/5th)

Time: 11am – 7pm

Please arrive with a clean face, no make up.

*This is a non- union affiliated production. No SAG or AFTRA talent please.

25 women will be selected to have their photos featured in the ad campaign and will receive $250 and a make up kit with a retail value of $250.

5 of those 25 will then be chosen to be featured in an online advertising video and will receive an additional $250 and another $250 in make up.

All applicants must be available for photo shoots and videos in the Manhattan area on the following dates:

- Friday, May 8th, 2009 – photo shoot

- Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 – video shoot

To reserve a time slot at the casting call, please email your first and last name and preferred time slot to rsvp@makeupforeverusa.com. Choice of 11am-1pm; 1pm-3pm; 3pm-5pm; or 5pm-7pm. Or just show up! If selected, you will be asked to sign a standard talent release. No one under the age of 18 will be considered.

Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!