Thursday, October 20, 2011

Product Review: Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna

Hello Divas!!

I love perfume and I think that one of the marks of a true diva is that she ALWAYS smells great. This can be achieved through a variety of things like:
-body sprays

but the important thing is to always smell nice.

I love getting perfume samples in the mail and I just one for Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna.

I opened the paper pouch and sniffed...and I must say that I am not impressed. The bottle leaves something to be desired in my opinion and I an confused by the swirling black and gold and brown tones.

I smelled the perfume and while it is okay it is not to my taste so it is not something that I would run out to buy.

It is a bit on the heavier side with regards to scent so I guess it for the evening or night use. It does smell sexy and sensual so those of you who like that thing should go ahead and give it a try.

It has faint (to me) tones of musk and something sweet like vanilla but it is definitely a scent for the BOLD divas out there.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Get Your Shiny DIVA Hair On!!

Hello Divas!

We all want beautiful, shiny hair because that is one of the marks of healthy hair. Now you can always mist on some shine enhancer but we all know that is just a temporary fix.

You want to have shiny hair that is shiny because it is healthy and does not contain a lot of products. One of the best ways to start this is to get a trim. Trimming your hair gets rid of the nasty, frizzy split ends and provides a clean, flat end for your hair.

I know a LOT of hairdressers (especially the black ones) tend to cut a huge chunk of hair when you ask for a trim, which is why many women shy away from getting a proper haircut. Be FIRM with the hair dresser and if you want no more than ONE INCH taken off then SPEAK up and let her know.

Personally I tell them I need to face the mirror so I can see what they are doing. Do NOT turn me away from the mirror and then surprise me with an inch and a half of hair on the floor.

Turn Down the Heat
Many of us are slaves to the flat iron or the curling iron and attack our hair with those tools on a daily basis.

That is BAD!!!

Too much heat burns up the hair and roughs up the cuticle, resulting in loss of shine. Turn it down and give your hair a break every now and then. Experts say to try to limit heat on your hair to no more than twice a week to get your locks all shiny.

Deep Condition
Yup. You need to do a deep conditioning or use a mask to get oils to your hair to keep it soft and shiny. One of the best deep conditioning tools I have found is to just use the olive oil that you have in your kitchen.

Apply some oil to your hair, cover with a plastic cap and turn on the blow drier for 10 minutes OR run around the house and do some cleaning for 30-45 minutes. Then wash and condition for shiny hair.

What are some of your favorite tips for getting AND keeping your hair shiny?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Still Fighting With My Weight

Hello Divas!

I must say that I have not been consistent with any plan that I have started and as a result I keep putting on the weight that I lose.

I will be down a few days then start to go back up because I just do not stick with any one thing. I tried the reduced calorie thing and did it for about a week then I quit because I was hungry ALL THE TIME.

I tried to start P90X but since I never exercise it hurt too much on the third day so I quit that too.

I walked a mile around the lake and quit after a week.

I tried some diet pills....quit those too because they made me feel sick, or weak or did not take away my appetite like they promised. I also had some pills make me feel really crazy like I was nervous all the time.

So I am back up to my horrible 160 lbs and I do not feel good at all.

My thighs are flabby, my stomach jiggles and I feel like $%^&.

I really need some motivation to keep doing one thing because I went down to 155 on a few of my trials but then it always came back up.

And no I do not believe that 160 is my ideal weight that my body wants to be at. My body feels ugly and looks bad at this weight. My ideal weight is 140-145!!!!

I really need to find a way to stick to my weight loss program..any tips?