Wednesday, March 28, 2012

50 Shades Of Grey....Lord Get Out The Smelling Salts, Cause We're Gonna Need Them!

 Oh where do I even begin with this book review? Well first off let me say this, this book is NOT for the faint of heart. No way Jose! I don't blush at much of anything anymore (I do work in the medical field,) but this book had me blushing basically from the get go. I seriously almost felt embarrassed about reading it, even though no one around me even knew what I was reading. The story is about a soon to be 21 old college graduate Anastasia Steel, and a young billionaire Christian Grey. They meet when Ana's roommate  succumbs to the flu and asks Ana to fill in for her and interview a famously reclusive entrepreneur for the school newspaper that she writes for. When Ana and Christian meet, sparks fly! You see Ana has lived a pretty "normal" life, but she is also what I would call "sheltered." Then there is Christian, and this man has more secrets than a magician's box of tricks! He is a very closed off person, he doesn't want anyone to know anything about him or his personal life, PERIOD! I read yesterday that the book has decided to be made into a movie!! Yes!!!! Just like anyone else I try to visualize who I think the Characters look like in my mind and I have came up with my "cast." Tell me what you think!

 This fine man named Kostas Martakis, is Christian Grey in my mind. Along with this man!

Wentworth Miller!

This beautiful woman is who I picture Ana to be. Her name is Elisha Cuthbert.

I'm sorry ladies, I am not going to divulge anymore about the book, but let me tell you it is HOTT HOT!!! Go and grab you a copy now! I can not wait until April 17th the next one comes out!

**Check out an update of 50 shades I did Here!!!**

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Few Of My New Favorite Things!

Today I wanted to share a few of my new favorite things. First off since I have semi-sensitive skin I was looking for a really good shampoo and conditioner that would not cause me to have festered hairs (yes I get them ALL THE TIME!) My sister that works at a spa in Manassas told me about a product that they were using on clients that had the same problem. I usually use Moroccan Oil, but that always seems to cause the break-outs more. The product is from a company called Nixon, and the shampoo and conditioner are from their line called Scalp Recovery. It is actually designed for people with dandruff problems, but it has helped me tremendously. 

I jumped on the bandwagon and decided that I would start reading the Hunger Games, so far I am enjoying it. I hope that I get through the book before Friday, when the movie comes out! Everyone one on my Facebook has been praising it so far, and I love to read. So I thought, "Why not?"

I know you all have heard me talk about my problem with K.P, but I was reading in Cosmo magazine last month about a product called KP Duty that helps it. So I got my dermatologist to call me in a prescription for it (even though one is not needed to get it.) The pharmacy ordered it, and I am really impressed by it. I have had less spots form, which really makes me happy. There are still the ones that I had before and are still healing, but it has also helped with the redness that occurred. I am thinking about laying in the tanning bed, but I'm not sure if I should or not...Still trying to decide on that one.

I went to Crate and Barrel when I was in D.C. this past weekend and I found the one thing I have been looking for, for a long time!  A bedside decanter, with cup! I saw one in Matchbook Magazine a while back and I have wanted one ever since! I always hated having to get up in the middle of the night to go get a glass of water. Even worse if you kept a glass by you bed, you get a water ring on the wood! So now my problem is SOLVED!

And last but not least. I have always loved the look of Aviator sunglasses, but never thought I could pull them off. Then I came across these really cute ones at my local Maurices store, and I tried them one. Would you believe it, they actually looked cute on me! I of course HAD to get them! 

What are some of your new favorite things lately?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Has Your Past Ever Slapped You In The Face, And Made You Want To Change It?

Now I will be the first to admit that my grandmother and I have never had the best relationship throughout my life, but today I told her I loved her for the first time in quite a few years....and I meant it. Now I'm not going to go into detail about why our relationship has been strained my whole life (for those who know me, you already know.) I do want to say this though, it may not have been what I wished to have gone through, or want to wish upon anyone else, but it has made me who I am today. For a few years now she has had Alzheimer's, and I never really knew what the disease did to a person, other than taking away their mind. That in it's self is horrible, but today I saw the whole picture, and it broke my heart. She can not do anything for herself anymore. This woman who planted a garden every year, had one of the best looking houses and yards around, couldn't even feed herself let alone speak a word. So when my mother and father began to feed, and talk to her I had these strange feelings come over me. One was sadness. I was sad because I never really got to know this woman whom I call my Nannie, and now I will never get to. The other was regret. I regretted that for almost 31 years now I have held onto a grudge that has has really broken me down mentally, and spiritually. So of course I began to shed a few tears there in her room, trying to hide it from my momma and daddy (not sure if it worked) Before I left she opened her eyes and I told her I loved her, and like I said...I meant it. She just stared at me and I saw what looked like a tear in the corner of her eye, I hope she understood me..My mom is going through the same thing with her mom right now too, her mom is the one I call Memaw. I hate to see what the future beholds for both of these beautiful women who has had a hand in creating me, but I know who holds the future and that is the only thing that brings me comfort. So like I have said before, make sure to tell the ones you love that you love them because you never know what the future holds...


Friday, March 16, 2012

So I Got Another One!

So ladies and gentleman I did it again. I got another......Tattoo!! Yes you read that right, I got another one, I think this will be my last mom just rolled her eyes at me. (Imagine that) So I decided to get one about 3 weeks ago, and I started looking for designs that I wanted, and I came across this one and I LOVED IT!! It represents eternal friendship, and I put it on my back neck. I know tattoos are not for everyone, but I love mine. So without further ado, here it is!

So what do you think?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oh The Joys Of PCOS

As a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, aka: PCOS I am constantly having to pluck, wax, or shave one part of my body ALL THE TIME! It's frustrating, and costly at that. I wear pants all the time (don't really care for my legs..) so no one really knows that I don't shave everyday. (well they do now..) During the winter I can go a tad longer without shaving (don't judge..) Now if I had a "significant other" I would shave all the time, but I don't, so I won't! I seriously could have stock in razors! It's not just body hair though, facial hair is another thing you have to worry about. Now I have seen some women who have mustaches, sideburns, the whole shebang! But that is not for this girl, NO WAY!! Ask my sister, I plucked at my eyebrows so much before she told me that they looked anorexic. I had to go buy Latisse to help them grow back (even thought it's not for eyebrows, it helped!) Oh and lets not forget the "old women chin hairs" that I get those too! Oh my gosh, I freak out sometimes and think "What if tonight I break down on the side of the road and my prince charming comes along to rescue me. And we just know that we are meant for each other, and he touches my face to draw me in for a kiss and he feels.....the hairs on my chiny chin chin!?! OMG!!!! So don't laugh if you see me touching my chin and I have a pair of tweezers in my hands, okay? I'm just being proactive, you never know. You know? Now some of you may not know what PCOS is, so let met fill you in a little. PCOS is a random condition that can cause a myriad of issues from acne to infertility… oh yeah it also causes weight gain and makes it very difficult to lose weight. Another symptom of PCOS is insulin resistance, which means your body is toying with the idea of being diabetic. Oh yay....I love bread too by the way! So your probably wandering what I can do about this, right. Well there is no cure for this disorder just some ways to treat the symptoms. Such as, exercise, not smoking, a healthy diet, weight control, and medicine. But since it is hard to lose weight, and if your like me and you get sick from the medicine there's really not that much you can do. Do you or someone you know have PCOS? 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

When Someone Tells You Who They Are...Believe Them

Have you ever been talking to someone and they say something like, "I'm bad new, you don't want to be seen out in town with me." And thought, why would you say something like that about yourself? Well I have been thinking about somethings that people have said to me recently, and you know what...I have come to realize they were telling me the truth! I mean who knows your better than yourself, right? I am always looking for the best in people, assuming (or hoping) that their intentions are good and anything that they do to hurt me is an accident, but that’s not always the case. It hurts, of course when you come to the realization that people you love and care for have shown their true colors to you. You suddenly have an "awakening" as I call it, and the blinders come off. And your setting their scratching your head like, "Have you always been this way, or I'm just now seeing it?" But have you noticed that "these" people that do, and say these things are some of the most insecure people? Just give someone a enough time, or a few drinks and wham! Realism at it's best! I swear I thought I had gotten myself out of situations like this years ago (aka: HIGH SCHOOL) but oh no, nope I'm not that lucky! Yet, somehow every time these people do this crap they manage to get back into my good graces with long heartfelt apologies. I feel so bad for them, that I let them back in…only for them to do it again! You know when Puss from Shrek makes that face that melts your heart and then attacks you? Exactly...

When someone tells you who they are… believe them! This is a lesson I plan to take into ALL of my relationships moving forward.

-If a guy has three kids by three different women and he hasn’t married any of them, he won’t marry me if he gets me pregnant. I Believe!

-If a girl says “I can’t be friends with females”, she won’t be a good friend to me. I Believe!

-If a guy/girl says their not looking for a relationship, they won’t change their mind after I hook up with him. I Believe!

I could go on and on, but I think you get my point….

Have YOU ever chosen to ignore the warning signs from a friend/coworker/lover? How do you deal with people once they’ve shown their true colors?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Springing Forward Is For The Rich And The Birds!

Please don't tell me I am the only one who hates changing the time up? In some ways I like it, because it is still day light when I leave work, but loosing that extra hour of sleep really kills me for the first couple of weeks. I swear it is almost like jet lag to me, and due to this time change I have not felt like crawling out of bed to get dressed up in the morning. (Boo) So in other words I hope I don't meet my future husband this week. If we do meet, I am destined to be single for the rest of my life when he takes one look at me! Is there some kind of herb I can take to reset my body clock? I just feel wore out. Do you? I have so many things I want/need to be doing when I get home in the evening but I just want to rest lol. I have also had a few things that have brought me down this past week and weekend so that doesn't really help any either. I have to do better! Come on Twana get it together!!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Didn't Want To Waste A Good Outfit Today, So I Didn't

Have you ever had a day like this? I have the past 3 days. I bought this AMAZING outfit a couple of weeks back, and I have been dieing to wear it, but I had a hair appointment tonight and I wanted everything to look just so! I know some of you think that is really weird, but that is just a part of me being "Twana." I seriously do this a lot. If I know if I have a hair or nail appointment coming up, I will wait to wear a certain outfit so I will look smashing! I love that giddy feeling when I am being pampered or shopping, and to know that it will all come together just puts the cherry on top for me! So tomorrow my dears is the day that I will be wearing my "good outfit." I will have to take a photo, and let you all see what I'm talking about! Have a great one!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Had A Little Scare This Morning. Hopefully It's Nothing...

As every woman knows, we all need to do a self breast check each month. This morning I did so, just like every month. I do my self check in the shower, but this morning I found a small lump. It doesn't hurt, which scares me. I called my family physician, but I am not able to get in until next week. So I am wandering If I should try to go somewhere else to get it checked out, or just wait until next week. I have had "caffeine lumps" before, but they have always hurt when they are touched. I am sure it is probably nothing, but just to be on the safe side of things I am going to have a check up. Just send up some good thoughts for me, I will let you all know what I find out! 


Monday, March 5, 2012

I Hate My Skin!!!

I, like many people have a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris, aka "chicken skin." It has gotten worse lately, and I am desperate for a remedy. My sisters wedding is coming up, and I have a strapless dress that I am wearing and I want my arms to look clear. One really bad thing about having this condition is, I am a "picker." I am always picking at my skin, and it is so hard not to when I see one of the inflamed areas. I have gone to see a dermatologist, and she prescribed a steroid cream, but it hasn't worked for me. I have read almost every article that has ever been written about K.P. and I know there is no cure for it, just ways to manage the inflammation. It is usually worse in winter, which it has been this year for me. My mom said I was going to have to wear long sleeves to keep myself from picking at my arms until the wedding lol. I do not tan, but I have read that the tanning bed is good for it...Ugh I am ready to pull my hair out!! I have even had my arms waxed to see if that would slow the progress. You see with K.P. your body creates more keratin than usual and it forms hard plugs within hair follicles, so I thought if I waxed my arm hair then it wouldn't have a chance to form a plug...but I was wrong. So have any you had K.P problems? If so what did you do to manage it? Like I said I am desperate right now, my arms look horrible. HELP!!