Thursday, July 16, 2015

My 1st Time Tag

My 1st Time Tag

Sounds like fun, lets see what I can remember, lol

My FIRST time TAG questions:

1) Do you still talk to your first love? No
2) What was your first job? Cashier at KFC/Taco Bell
3) What was your first car? 1985 Spectrum
4) Who was the first person who texted you today? It 8:02am and no one has text me yet.
5) Who's the first person you thought of this morning? My son Jayden
6) Who was your first grade teacher? Ms Collins (Hawthorne Christian School)
7) Where did you go on your first airplane ride? Mississippi 
8) Who was your first best friend & do you still talk to him/her? Jametrice James (Nope, lost contact after Elementary School).
9) Where was your first sleepover? relative (aunt Pelma's house), non-relative (Donna Smith's parents house).
10) Who was the first person you talked to today? My son
11) Who's wedding were you in for the first time? My cousin LaNette
12) What was the first thing you did this morning? Got out of bed and went to the restroom.
13) What was the first concert you ever went to? BBD, Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat tour.
14) First Broken Bone? None, thank God.
15) First Piercing? Ears, age 6
16) First Foreign Country? Japan
17) First movie you remember seeming in the theaters? Purple Rain 1984 (I was 4 years old)
18) When was your first detention? Never had
19) Who was your first roommate? Kristen Smitz (CSULB dorms)
20) What was the first lesson you ever took? Ballet, Tap and Violen. Then Piano, acting, modeling, and ice skating.
21) Who was the first beauty related person you watched on youtube? Vintage or Tacky

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Worn alone or layered, each fragrance can be as simple or complex as you are.

New York, NY (JULY 15, 2015) – INGLOT has partnered with makeup artist Dorothy Lata and fragrance company Takasago to create a bespoke line of four fragrances reflecting the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Designed to be worn alone or in combination with on another to create an endless array of customizable scents, each fragrance evokes a breadth of personalities through the power of fragrance. 

Charisma, Tranquility, Originality.
Fresh, Floral, Citrus.

Passion, Creativity, Harmony.
Fresh, Marine, Floral.

Confidence, Strength, Adventure.
Spicy, Exotic, Floral.

Indulgence, Elegance, Determination.
Warmth, Earthy, Herbal.

Suggested Combinations
Soft Note – AIR x 2 (number of sprays) + WATER x 1 (number of sprays)
Morning Note – AIR x 2 + EARTH x 1
Medium Note – WATER x 2 + FIRE x 1
Late Afternoon Note – EARTH x 2 + WATER x 1
Deep Note – FIRE x 2 + AIR x 1

E/4 ELEMENT FRAGRANCE COLLECTION is available starting July 15, 2015 on and INGLOT Boutique stores in New York City, Miami, New Jersey and Las Vegas for $45 each or $135 full collection. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Healthy Hair Challenge Bootcamp

TastiRedone's Healthy Hair Challenge
July 18th - October 17, 2015

  • Time for a healthy hair gorw out challenge. I haven't done one of these in a long time and I feel my hair is ready for the next step on my way to below BSL natural hair.
  • Here are my plans:
  • Consume at least 1 serving of dark veggies a day or veggie supplement (Green smoothies are supplements for me)
  • Consume a fish oil supplement (I'm chosing Flaxseed Oil Gel Caps)
  • Use CASTOR OIL 2 times a week on your hair or scalp (Cold Pressed or JBCO is fine, I'm using a blend of JBCO, Sapote Oil and Tamanu Oil)
  • Drink 8 glasses of water or more a day (I'm going to try and drink mostly Alkaline water)
  • Protective style is optional (I'm going to alternate from wash and go, flat twist out, buns, and maybe a wig)
  • L.O.C. method is optional 
  • Hot Oil Treatment is optional (I will try and do this on a Friday night using my JBCO healthy Hair Oil blend I got from Tropical Isle)

I'm going to be using the LOC method because I have gotten great reuslts with it, it's simple, and my haor feels and looks great. L = Liquid, my liquid will either be water or a water based spray like Oyin Handmade Greg Juice, which contains glycerin so it depends on the humidity outside on if I will use it or not. O = Oil, my oil is a blend of Tropical Isle JBCO, Anita Grant's Sapote Castor Oil and Organic Tumano Oil. I will apply this while I'm in the shower and the room is steamy while my hair cuticles are open and I can seal in as muct moisture as possible. C = Cream, this depends on the style I'm going for, I have many buttercreams, butters and stylers to pick from.

My goal is healthy hair, thicker hair, healthy scalp and some growth of course lol. 

Oh and the reason behind the oils is because my scalp isn't producing as much sebum as it needs to in order to get the thickness and growth that I desire. Using these oils should help with that. I will be parting my hair into 4 sections and adding about a quarter size or more to each section on wash day. Mid week I will to a scalp massage with the oil, using about a dime size amount per section.

Wash day for me will depend on the products I have been using for the week, for example when I use gels I will use myt Braggs ACV to break it up, maybe some diluted castille soap and condition my hair. I will be using a poo par from with Bobeam or Anita Grant (via Hattache). My conditioners are She Scent It Avocado Conditioner and Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. If I need some protein it will pick from Aubrey Organics GPB, SSI Banana Brulee, CJ Hibiscus Banana. I may try a few new products here and there but for the most part I want to be consistent for the next few months.

Facts: I'm starting with about 14 inches og hair above my right ear and that's what I will be measuring. The back of my hair is about 15-16 inches but hard to reach so I want to just measure one part that's easy to reach and keep track of.

If you want to join please leave a comment below.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Juliette Has A Gun, Montale & More - Launch TODAY On

New York, NY (JULY 1, 2015)Scentbird, founded on the notion that your fragrance should be as unique and individual as you are, asked their subscribers what they would like to see more of.  Met with an enthusiastic cry for niche fragrances—those smaller-label, carefully crafted gems of the perfume world—Scentbird will be launching on July 1, 2015 a special curated assortment of these fragrances with more scents to be added in the coming months. Some of the most unique scents on the market will become widely available, starting with collections from three brilliant European perfume houses:

Juliette Has A Gun
Why we picked it: It’s young, daring, fun and has completely won our hearts at first sniff. There is a rebel girl in all of us waiting to be acknowledged. Juliette inspires cult-like devotion and we just couldn’t resist.
·         Not A Perfume - A fragrance that is made out of a single element called Cetalox. Usually used in perfumery as a base note, here it plays the lead role. Entirely allergen free, the result is minimalist, elegant and pure.
·         Miss Charming – The perfume of a virgin witch that is at both docile and provocative, elegant and sensual. A joyful interpretation of the Moroccan Rose, Musk and airs of Wild Fruits, this is a fragrance made up of both ingenuity and lucidity.
·         Gentlewoman - This eau de cologne is a masculine fragrance dedicated to women. Notes revolve around Neroli Essence, the Orange Blossom Absolute, and a Musky woody base. Additionally, a note of Almond Essence takes us back to childhood while it remains sufficiently dressed up to be worn with elegance.
Why we picked it: Montale fragrances are not for the faint of heart – based on precious and complex oud (an ingredient that is estimated to be 1.5 times more expensive than gold), these are the concoctions of a true modern seductress. For that extra oomph, a couple of drops of Montale go a long way.
·         Roses Musk - The most pure note of Rose delicately harmonizes with the precious Musk and is underlined with a touch of Amber and Jasmine to create a fragrance that is both elegant and sparkling.
·         Intense CafĂ© – This fragrance opens with a perfect waft of fresh brewing coffee that will take your breath away. The flourish of the coffee bean is paired with a fresh, vegetal Rose. The two combine for an unexpectedly dry and refreshing top note. This addictive and surprising gourmand is suitable for both men and women, and is the perfect fix for the coffee addict in all of us.
·         Crystal Flowers - Roses from the Dades Valley and refreshing Italian Mandarins combine with Lily of the Valley, White Musk and Ambergris to create a very soft and sensual floral.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique
Why we picked it: Great balanced vanilla blends are a rare treasure. These scents are the perfect dolce vita companions – super wearable, sparkly, yet not overpowering. They let you explore the scrumptious world of the summer paradise without leaving your hometown. Let’s face it, we all need a little pick me up sometimes. 
·         Vanille Abricot - An irresistible accord that is velvety, sensual, rich and fragile. A subtle contrast between tender fruit and a bitter heart note, this fragrance is a marriage of Vanilla, Sugar Cane, Apricot, Papaya and Jackfruit.
·         Vanille Coco - The promise of a tropical escape, this perfume combines Island Vanilla, Coconut Milk, Heliotrope and Banana for an immediate taste of the exotic.
·         Aqua Motu - Notes will transport you to the cool wind off the water and the stimulating scents of the ocean.  Seawater, Sand, Seaweed, Immortelle and Lily of the Valley meet to recall sea mist, sun and lazy days.


The Ardency Inn Punker Collection was inspired by the darkly rimmed eyes and fierce attitude of punk rockers. The Modster Collection has its roots in the mod subculture of high fashion and all night clubs.

TO ENTER: Follow Ardency Inn on Instagram at @ardencyinn. Post a photo of your own Mod or Punk inspired makeup creation and tag it @ardencyinn #MODvsPUNK. The first 20 posts will receive our new Modster Easy Ride Supercharged Liquid Liner. The best Mod and Punk looks will each win $250 in Ardency Inn products. Entry is open to residents of the US and Canada. Winners will be announced on Instagram on July 17th.

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