Saturday, September 3, 2011

Deals, Deals, and more Deals!

Hi everyone! I haven't posted anything in a while. I'm back now. Just finished checking my email and there alot of deals going on. So I decided to post up as many as I could to share with you guys. Everything from groceries, nail polish... to vacations. I hope you enjoy.
Well lets start with the one I am really excited about. Julep is a high end nail parlor in Seattle, Wa. "Julep is a boutique nail salon, but we are so much more. We are the place where girlfriends can come to share a fun moment and get the best treatments!" says owner. Customers can also become members and receive discounts on services on certain days, upgrades when they bring a friend. Julep also makes customized nail colors that you can receive monthly before anyone (like the magazine beauty editors). All you have to do is click the link www.julep.com and take the quiz to see which "julep maven" you are and they will choose colors that go along with your "maven personality". I'm an American Beauty. Go figure. I'll take that!  You will then receive $40 of nail polishes every month for $19.99. If you use the code AFF50 when you check out you will be able to get 50% off which will make it $10!!!!  One bottle of OPI polish is about $8-$9. Now you cant beat that!
 Now since I have started blogging I've made it my business to read and follow other blogs to see what is going on in the world of discounts and sales. I have found some amazing "high end" discount websites. OpenSky is one that I am quite fond of. This site posts up deals found by celebrities. You can follow up to 10 people and you will be emailed when they post a new deal. Its pretty cool. I just checked my email today and they have upgraded my account. So now I can follow as many people as I like...oh! Did I mention you can make money when your friends join? Oh my bad. You get $1 for each friend that joins....more friends...more money! www.opensky.com
Here is one example of a deal that is running:
     This is a sale offered by celebrity chef Ming Tsai. This is a Gullah Gourmet crab cake crate. Retail value was $60 on sale for $28. 53% savings. Sale ends in 2 days. Ming has different things he is offering at discount. You can receive updates when you follow him. I think this is an awesome way to find out and buy different and unique things that the average person might not have access too. What do you think?

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love shoes....but how I DONT want to pay full price. Www.gilt.com is the place to shop if you want that expensive shoe without paying full price. Now I'm not saying these shoes will be $29.99 but they will be a lot cheaper than normal. LOL. Gilt has everything from mens clothes, children furniture, food and even travel destinations! If you like what you find on this site please click on this link to join:http://www.gilt.com/invite/chicchick1970
Here are a few awesome deals featured on their site today: click on each pic to enter website to see the deals.

Booties for under $175...gotta love it!
















Shopping for lamps for your new place?















Need a vacation? Antigua anyone?














Drum roooollllll pahhhhleeeese!!! Gilt City has officially launched in the "A"! Gilt city is similar to all the online discount websites but on a different level!  Cocktail etiquette or teen etiquette classes. Fashion night out tickets. Pretty cool, huh?













Now for all of my coupon cutting cuties here are some deals for this weekend and the rest of the week! I have two website that I check out online for sales at the grocery store. www.southernsavers.com and www.coupondivas.com.  Kroger and PG (procter and gamble) are having another Mega event at most southern area Kroger stores. I love the mega events! Mega events are sales that allow you to save $5 when you purchase a total of 10 sale items in the store. They could be the same ten or a multiple of ten different items that are on sale during the event. Click on the southern savers link to check our the Kroger/PG sale.  Kim has some tips on discount shoe shopping. Kim is the lovely lady who started the coupondivas blog. I'm checking out her blog right now and I am kinda bummed that I missed out on an awesome deal yesterday. 
http://coupondivas.com/new-balance-470-womens-running-shoe-only-25-99-orig-69-99
I need to do better. Oh well...you win some, you lose some.
I hope you all enjoy these posts. Subscribe to this blog so I can keep you posted...thanks again for reading!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I love youtube...and the world wide web!

I absolutely love youtube. If you need to learn how to do something and don't know how or where to get started I'm sure youtube has a tutorial for it. I love all the natural hair tutorials they have. I have done two styles already. I uploaded one not to long ago. I just did another one this afternoon. I will try to do a new hairstyle from one of the videos I find on youtube a week. I will also do my nails once a week from either something I found on youtube...giving credit where credit is due of course. Or just changing my color or type of nails I'm wearing.
I have also made myself a youtube channel. For what? Because I wanted to! LOL. It's in its cheezy stages right now but I am working on making it fab.
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I also am trying to learn photoshop....they're tutorials for that. I watched some youtube video to figure out how to make a quick video with Windows movie maker. Super easy! Well here it is! Let me know what you think.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Alternative Minority Girl...the minority report

AMG Baby!!!!  AMG 4 Life! ( yea yea!....in my best Mack 10 voice) LOL!
Ok so let me explain. Alternative Minority Girl is something my friend Genene made up with some of her friends. I was over her house doing her nails and we were listening to her amazing playlist of music and I realized she liked the same type of music I liked. Not just r/b and rap, but folk, soft rock, pop, metal rock, electronic, shoot whatever sounded good! So I said to her that I should make a club for black girls who like all kinds of music and movies and what not. She said she already had a club. LOL...AMG....alternative minority girl! I fell out laughing. "I love it! I wanna join!" So I guess Im in. We havent had any meetings. I haven't meet her other friends that are in this wonderful group. (btw....its for all minorities, you don't have to be black.) I have a few friends that want to join too. LOL.
This is my vision for AMG. AMG is a group of  women that do not want conform to typical stereotypes of their particular race. AMG's pretty much live life to the beat of their own drum. We date outside our race if we like one month and date inside our race the next. LOL! We will listen to Goodie Mob one minute and James Taylor the next. We will not let the color of our skin define us. We are individuals. We have friends of all nationalities and enjoy living life outside of the box society would love for us to stay in.
I guess since I am blogging about this wonderful group we should meet up and have our first meeting. (sending Genene a text when I'm done.)
Now what prompted me to write about this is the fact that I hate when my people...black people say that I am trying to act white or be white because I'd rather watch "its always sunny in philadelphia" than "the game." Or that Id rather go see the Foo Fighters than Trey Songz. I like what I like and I am comfortable in my own beautiful dark skin. So leave me be. Mainly its ex-boyfriends that say that. Boy stop! I date one guy that said that I was trying to assimilate because i straightened my hair. I press my hair because I want it to blow in the wind and bounce around and look pretty. I love my nappy hair. I just choose not to wear it curly at times. Its in its natural state now!
Now the white guys I have dated would never say that because they know that it would be upsurd!  Yes, I speak proper and correct english but I can get "ghetto." When I'm proper no one takes me serious. When I let the "hood" out people listen. It shouldn't have to be that way. LOL. 
If people would just learn to enjoy life and what God has blessed them with and stop worrying about what others think they would be fine. I could care less. Because if you cared about me it wouldn't matter anyway. Real talk! (oops, thats my hood speaking.)
For your entertainment here are some of my random top movie and music picks.
Music
http://youtu.be/ccenFp_3kq8 (hall and oats)
http://youtu.be/4JkIs37a2JE  (jamarquai)
http://youtu.be/EPfmNxKLDG4 (beck)
http://youtu.be/mQZmCJUSC6g (carly simon)
http://youtu.be/XeJLZi0uyJw   (sheila e)
http://youtu.be/34QVPwRLRKU (klymaxx)
I could go on and on with my music....its so all over the place.

Movies
http://youtu.be/ltjOydHAO0M (the heiress)
http://youtu.be/o2XADAhBAwE  (cooley high)
http://youtu.be/BPvZlsj4nfQ  (inception)
http://youtu.be/qFWgxOHN9JQ  (beaches)
http://youtu.be/oabGaaCLZ5g  (lil miss sunshine)
same with my movies!
Enjoy.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Two strand twists and lasagna!

Today is National lasagna day! Woohoooo! I love lasagna! Once again Jenny from Southern Savers has posted another awesome deal for the day! You can go to www.southernsavers.com and check out all the Italian restaurants that are participating. Hopefully I will be able to make it to brio. I have a couple of clients scheduled this evening. Maybe I can squeeze in a quick bite. I need some me time while the niece is spending time with her mommie. A glass of wine and lasagna sounds just fine. That will be an awesome treat, especially if my hair turns out right today...
I have been on youtube checking out some natural hair tutorials and I ran across this chick "Jerseystylez". She made it look so easy. Very informative. All her styles were really nice.  Im pretty creative and have been doing my own hair when I have to since the age of 9. At 40 Id rather have someone else do it for me but if I can save some money I will do it myself. So I'm trying a style I saw on her youtube channel and we will see how it goes. My flat twist on the side already look nothing like hers but Im sure with some practice I will have it down. (Im sitting under the dryer right now)  I will post a pic and a video of my completed hair. (good or bad) and I will upload her video as well.






Monday, July 25, 2011

Woe is me....and the poor little baby!

Here is another post of many about my little niece Gia. She is teething and she is not a happy camper. Her teething woes definitely have not kept her from trying to crawl all over the house, bed and me! Last night she gave me the blues for sure. I have never seen her fight sleep for 3 hours. I thought I had done a good job in getting her to go down pretty early last night for her to sleep for 10 minutes! So ensued the drama! After about 2 hours of trying to play with her, rock her and sing her to sleep I just gave up and shot a quick video with the blankest expression on my face.
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A good friend and I were laughing about this book I saw in borders a while back called "Go the F@#$ to sleep!" https://www.facebook.com/G​otheFtoSleep Boy I could have used a laugh from reading it last night. I was fit to be tied!  I still might run out and get the book, I know I will need it again.
Oh...btw...she finally went to sleep and slept a pretty long time. Thank goodness!