Thursday, February 2, 2012


tgin organic shea butter, tgin lemongrass olive oil soap & tgin peppermint lip balm.

Hi Beautiful Ones!

I hope all is well with everyone. I had to come back for a quick review on the "Thank God I'm Natural" products. Oh! You didn't realize that Chris-Tia Donaldson (author of the popular book), Thank God I'm Natural, had branched into bath & body products? Me either, until a recent twitter-verse with her. Again, many congrats on the new additions to your brand, Chris-Tia!

Here's the site description of these new products:
"Our 100% Natural African Shea Butter will keep your hands, feet, lips and hair soft all winter long. If you like shea butter, you're going to love our all natural organic shea butter, with a smooth and creamy texture, no grit, and a light and pleasant scent."

"Our shea butter soaps are amazing and rich in olive oil, coconut oil and plant botanicals. They produce a rich lather and will keep your skin soft and supple all winter long."

So let's get to the products:

Organic Shea Butter:  100% all natural, organic shea butter is a good quality butter. It melts easily and effortlessly glides on. What can I say? Shea butter is my go-to, head-to-toe moisturizer. This does not disappoint.

Lemongrass Soap:  Ingredients are olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, shea butter & hemp oil. Here's what the label says:  "Our natural olive oil soaps with shea butter are made with the finest, most nourishing plant oils. Our oversized bars are rich in proteins, vitamins, and natural ingredients which nourish your skin and produce a rich luxurious lather. Great for people who suffer from allergies, eczema or psoriasis. Phthalate and paraben free."

Let me talk about this soap. Oh. My. God. I love this soap. I. Love. This soap. It certainly does feel luxurious to bath with. Almost like butta on the skin. Definitely one to put on your "To Get" list. Oh, and I love the fact that it comes in lemongrass scent. Love me some lemongrass!

Peppermint Shea Butter Lip Balm:  Ingredients are organic soybean oil, sunflower oil, organic olive oil, avocado oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E. SPF 15.

Me likey. Me likey alot. This lip balm has really been coming thru for me this winter. It saves my lips from chapping on those really cold days. As usual, I've had some times when my lips look horribly dry but once I apply this balm, they bounce back. And for that reason, I keep it on me all of the time. Great product! Definitely another one to put on your "To Get" list.

To purchase these and other TGIN products, go to the Thank God I'm Natural here.

Btw, if you haven't the book, I recommend it. Although it's been a couple of years since I read it, I still remember how much I enjoyed it. You can check my review of it here.

Here’s a list of all the TGIN sites & contacts.


Friday, January 13, 2012


Hola Beautiful Ones!

I hope that everyone's New Year is going as expected. And I know that you all are expecting the best. =) I'm sure that you've noticed how sporadic non-existent my posting has been lately. Outside of the "Good News Monday Quotes", they've become pretty rare. As usual, the New Year brings an upswing in my parental duties. But also, I have many things before me in my personal life that I feel need the extra attention which translates to more of my energies.

I'm not yet ready to say that I'll be closing the blog. Honestly, I've become so attached to interacting with many of you that I can't imagine that. I think, for now, a good strong hiatus may do. Yet in that same breath, I must admit that I do have my moments when I just want to walk away from it. And no, it's not a blogging burn-out thing. I've been contemplating this off-and-on for a while now. Even more, lately. And it's not just blogging, this includes facebook and twitter. It could just be a phase or simply a need for me to take a break from it all. I'm thinking an electronic or social networking detox. I dunno. I still may continue to drop the G.N.M. quotes. It's hard for me not to share those.

Let me also say that this will be easier said than done. But I feel it to be so necessary. Again, I enjoy interacting with everyone but I must take this time. I'm not sure when (or if)  I'll pick it back up. But I do believe that with this pause, I will get some clarity as to what I will do in the long run.

Peace, Love & {{Hugs}},

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TUESDAYS R 4 TRESSES: Color & Style Aspirations and Inspirations

Hi Beautiful Ones!

I figure I'd put in a "Tuesdays Are For Tresses" post since I've been seriously lacking on posting. (Talk about that later.) So I'm trying to get this post done, while watching "South Park". Yes, I've fallen to that darkside. Lol.

Anyhoo, I can't wait to sport my hair color in these styles. And yes, I'm referring to the "after I do my 2nd big chop" in late spring/early summer. Found these photos that keep me inspired.

What a vibrant color! Love it!


Love the shape of this cut. I do plan on having more fun with my hair next time.

Wishing you all the best!

Monday, January 9, 2012


"Your mind will try to limit you. Use courage, confidence and conviction of purpose to master your mind." ~ Debra Oakland

Love & light!

Monday, January 2, 2012


"You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly."
~ Rumi

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hi Beautifuls!

I hope that everyone has been enjoying the season. Of course, this time of year comes with quite a few of us reflecting on 2011 and what we look forward to in 2012. Myself included, I've compiled a list of things I've realized over this year and the things that I am looking forward to doing in 2012.

Like to hear it. Here it goes:

  • That fasting is necessary for me to keep my focus. - Not only are they a time of physical detox but they are crucial to my focus. And seeing as my focus was off this year (least by my standards), I am bringing them (fasts) back in 2012. Aside from keeping me on the path of eating my best, they also allowed me time to think, meditate and get centered with my life.

  • It's okay (and necessary) for me to take some downtime. Seems like I have been sick half of 2011; this is a first for me. It is definitely a reflection on my diet and on the before mentioned point. It also goes back to me needing to meditate and allowing my body to rest. Sadly, I can count the number of times I practiced yoga in 2011 on one hand. Often, I feel like I'm losing (or wasting) time by chilling. I am sure this is fueled by my tendency to be a bit impatient. In reality, these times are needed for my body, mind & spirit to rest and rejuvenate.

  • For running to remain a staple in my regimen so that I can successfully run the Peachtree Road Race, non-stop. And to run & complete a half-marathon.

  • To continue to expand my awareness of other ethnicities, religion, cultures & races through cuisine (lol) and relationship. I am so tired of the division that people put between eachother. The bottom line is people are people. Screw all the stereotypical assumptions. We really can learn a lot from eachother, gain a new bff or love of your life. Just sayin'.

  • Take those 1st steps to getting back into school and just do it. Been dragging my feet way too long on this one.

  • To make giving more a part of who I am. I dream of doing that Oprah-type giving.

  • To surround myself with more positive, open-minded people who believe in continued growth and learning.

Okay Luvs. It's your turn.
What are some lessons you've learned from 2011? What are looking forward to in 2012?

Btw, I'll be back to blogging next year. See in 2012!