Posts Written On September 2011

India Arie – Truth

“The Truth”

Let me tell you why I love him

Cause he is the truth
Said he is so real
And I love the way that he makes me feel
And if I am a reflection of him then I must be fly cause
his light it shines so bright I wouldn’t lie

[Verse 1:]
I remember the very first day that I saw him
I found myself immediately intrigued by him
Its almost like I knew this man from another life
Like back then maybe I was his husband and maybe he was my wife
And even, the things I don’t like about him are fine with me
Because its not hard for me to understand him because he’s so much like me
And its truly my pleasure to share his company
And I know that it’s God’s gift to breathe the air he breathes

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 2:]
How can the same man that makes me so mad
-do you know what he did-[spoken]
Turn right around and kiss me so soft
-girl do you know what he did-[spoken]
If he ever left me, I wouldn’t even be sad, no
Cause there’s a blessing in every lesson
And I’m glad that I knew him at all

[Repeat Chorus]

I love the way he speaks
I love the way he thinks
I love the way he treats his mama
I love that gap in between his teeth
I love him in every way that a woman can love a man from personal to universal but most of all its unconditional

-you know what I’m talking about-[spoken]
Thats the way I feel
-and I always will-[spoken]

There ain’t no substitute for the truth
either it is or isnt
cause he is the truth
you see the truth it, needs no proof
either it is or it isnt
Cause he is the truth
Now you know the truth by the way it feels
and if I am a reflection of him then I must be fly
cause he is yes he is
I wonder does he know

7 months already?


New Beauty: The Look Pro

The founders of E! Entertainment Television, Alan Mruvka launches “the Look Pro” Professional Makeup line!

Look at these cute packaging 🙂 This is the Look Pro Liquid Liner

We are doing a giveaway for the Lip Plumper. It is an oil based and paraben free product. The immediate plumping effect is initated by Niacin (Vitamin B). It is packed with moisture properties and acts as a gloss.

As part of the “Real Women Wear Pink” campaign, The Look will donate $1 from the sale of every lip plumper sold during the month of Oct 2011 to Foundation for Living Beauty. Achieve pout-plumping benefits, and enhance your lips to kissable fullness while donating to a good cause.

More info here


I’m Coo Coo For Coconut Oil!

It’s official, I’m coo coo for coconuts!! As an island girl, there was nothing better than sitting under a palm tree in Haiti on a breezy summer day taking a long satisfying sip of cool coconut water straight out of the coconut. As an adult, it became just as satisfying out of the bottle after a long workout. Coconut macaroons, coconut cake, coconut lotion, coconut body splash, coconut hair pomade, and now my new obsession: Coconut Oil. I’ve always had a thing for natural oils, but to find out how many uses I can get out of my coconut oil has not only saved me TONS of money, but its also rescued my skin, hair, and health. For my recent trip to Punta Cana in DR, I did some research on sunscreen. I’ve never like the idea of sunblock, but as a woman of color, its important that I try to protect my skin as much as possible, so I looked for natural forms of protection. I’ll be honest, I underestimated the coconut versus the hot Dominican sun, but not only did the coconut protect my skin, but it gave me such an amazing glow afterward. I came back to Miami, bronzed and beautiful! I even made sure to buy a bottle of oil directly from the local farmer’s market in Punta Cana. Now I refuse to be caught on South Beach without my coconut oil.

Coconut Oil can be used as an in-shower and after-shower moisturizer, keeping skin nice and supple. It can also be used to remove mascara, eye shadow and blush. Just rub a little on your face, wipe off excess with a paper towel or cloth and then wash face regularly. You can put it on again after washing your face, as it’s also known to heal scars and minimize active acne. EVCO has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral effects. Taken internally it strengthens the immune system, increases metabolism, and is a supplement source. Using coconut oil as a weekly conditioner adds shine to your hair and diminishes dandruff. Can you see why I’m coo coo for coconuts?!? Lol, its like my own Superman in a can 🙂 Feel free to come up with your own uses for coconut oil. I’m sure it’ll be a winner!


White Cashmere Collection

Yesterday I attended the White Cashmere Collection event, hosted by Bev Thompson (Breast Cancer survivor and Canada AM Co-host). The event celebrated fashion with compassion, and featured 15 Canadian designers that created a variety of men and women’s wear, all beautifully crafted in pink and white pure, soft and luxurious Cashmere bathroom tissue. It was AMAZING.

backstage before the show

some of the dresses on display. love.

pretty pretty



Jason Matlo

Jose Manuel St-Jacques

Christopher Paunil


Carrie Hayes

it was a beautiful show!

The dress on the left, all buttons… all Cashmere bathroom tissue. CRAZY. Designed by LUKO.

Philip Sparks



I need that headpiece!

Simon Belanger

Richard Robinson

I’ll take that headpiece as well.

Fun times!

 The designers: Philip Sparks, BROSE by Marika Brose, Jose Manuel St-Jacques, Christopher Paunil, Lizares by Brian Maristela, Rita Tesolin, L’autre Couture by Luko Marion, Carrie Hayes, Jason Matlo, Richard Robinson, LOVAS by Wesley Badanjak, Simon Belanger, Ever Thine by Mikki Rizvi, Hoax Couture by Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle, and Franco Mirabelli. Well done, on doing such an amazing job!

More pics here!

peace and love



Meet the Breeds @akcdoglovers

160 Breeds of Dog. 50 Breeds of Cat. 1 Place. 2 Days to Meet Them All

There is an amazing event that I missed last year but I WILL NOT miss this year!    And to make sure that you don’t either, here is the info….. WAY in advance!

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, New York 10001
When: Saturday, November 19th, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm

More info here