Apologies…

I am so sorry that I have been inactive on my blog for the past 9 months. Apart from being extremely busy in my personal life I was having problems with my account. So much has happened to me within that period and I have New ventures in store to blog about!Please be patient and stay tuned!

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Happy New Year!


Instead of making a New Year’s resolution
Consider committing to a biblical solution
Your promises are easily broken
Empty words, though earnestly spoken
But God’s Word transforms the soul
By His Holy Spirit making you whole
As you spend time alone with Him
He will change you from within

–Mary Fairchild

Sesame Street teaches young black girls to love their hair

I came across this video today on youtube. I am so in love with it! It sends a message to young black girls to love their hair and that it is beautiful just the way it is. The video also shows different styles in which black hair can be combed.

It makes me so happy to see something like this because the media tends to send the message that black people’s natural features are ugly. I think that parents need to instill positive messages  about natural hair to their children while they are young.

Watch video below:

Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar

I have extremely  sensitive, dry skin [specifically my face and legs] and it has always been hard for me to find products that work best with my skin. Trust me, my skin is on a different level!   A few years ago a friend had suggested to me that I try products by cetaphil. My friend said that it was a bit expensive [when converted to TT dollars of course :)] but it works well. That suggestion was made a few years ago but I ignored it because of the cost and the fact that I’d tried a lot of products that didn’t work.

Recently, I started doing some research on their products and decided to try Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar . It is not an acne product but it’s an all purpose cleanser for the entire body. It’s effective on dry, sensitive skin and it actually cleans your skin, seriously. The dirt comes off easily without me ever having to use excessive force with my loufa sponge :). It gives my skin a nice looking tone and deodorizing scent.

Product Rating: 4/5 stars

100 Things about me :)

01. Real name → Cherese Maria [that’s my middle names :)]
002. Nickname(s)→ Ummm too many to name just one.
003. Zodiac sign → Capricorn
004. Male or female → Female definitely
005. Elementary → Kindergarten
006. Middle School → Newtown Girls’ R.C [we call it Primary school]
007. High School → St. Francois Girls’ College [we call it Secondary school]
008. Hair color → Jet Black
009. Long or short → Long but it kinks up. remember I’m a natural! 🙂
010. Loud or Quiet → a little bit of both
011. Sweats or Jeans → Jeans
012. Phone or Camera → Phone
013. Health freak→ Sort of
015. Do you have a crush on someone? → Oh yes, can’t have him though 😦
016. Eat or Drink → Both [i drink water btw]
017. Piercings → Ears
018. Tattoos →Nope

HAVE YOU EVER?
019. Been in an airplane→ No
020. Been in a relationship → hmmm
021. Been in a car accident → Not exactly
022. Been in a fist fight → No

FIRSTS:
023. First piercing → Ears
024. First best friend → Marika Grant
025. First award → wayy back in Kindergarten
026. First crush → can’t remember
027. First fried chicken → can’t remember
028. First big vacation → Never really had one but it’s coming soon!

LASTS:
029. Last person you talked to –> my bro
030. Last person you texted → haven’t texted in a while
031. Last person you watched a movie with → some friends
033. Last movie you watched– Confidant [dvd]
035. Last thing you bought → can’t remember
036. Last person you hugged–> havent hugged anyone in a while

FAVES:
037. Food → pasta
038. Drinks → Water
039. Clothing → anything that does not make me look like a bum or a whore
040. Flower → rose
041. Books → romance
042. Colors → Yellow/orange/royal blue
043. Movies → Too many to name just one
044. Subjects → Lit

IN 2008…..
045. kissed someone–> Yep [my first and last kiss]
046. celebrated Halloween–> Nope
047. had your heart broken–> Yes
048. went over the minutes on your cell phone–> Yes
049. questioned someone’s sexual orientation–> Yes
050. came out of the closet–> Nope never been in one
051. gotten pregnant–> Nope
052. had an abortion–> See the answer above question
053. done something you’ve regretted –> Um yeahh
054. broke a promise –> um yeahhh
055. hid a secret –> yeah
056. pretended to be happy –>Yeah
057. met someone who changed your life –> Oh yeah
058. pretended to be sick –> yeah
059. left the country–> nope
060. tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it.–> yea
061. cried over the silliest thing –> Yea
062. ran a mile –> nope
063. went to the beach with your best friend(s)–> nope
064. got into an argument with your friends –> yeah
065. hated someone –> yeah
066. done something good for someone else–> Yes

CURRENTLY:
067. Eating → chocolate
068. Drinking → Water
069. I’m about to → finish my assignment
070. Listening to → rock/r&b
071. Plans for today → get stuff ready for tomorrow
072. Waiting for→ 7.30pm

YOUR FUTURE:
073. Want kids? → maybe
074. Want to get married? → maybe
075. Careers in mind → IT related

WHICH IS BETTER WITH OTHER GENDER?
076. Lips or eyes → Lips
077. Shorter or taller? → Taller
078. Romantic or spontaneous → both
079. Nice stomach or nice arms → it depends on whether hes an idiot or not
081. Hook-up or relationship → relationships would be nice
082. Trouble-maker or hesitant → hesitant

HAVE YOU EVER:
083. Lost glasses/contacts → Never wore them
084. Ran away from home → no
085. Hold a gun/knife for self defense → no
086. Killed somebody → a bug
087. Broken someone’s heart → i dont think so. & if i did i am unaware of it.
88. Rejected someone’s call on purpose → Yeah
089. Cried when someone died → Yes

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
090. Yourself → For most the part yeah
091. Miracles → Yes
092. Love at first sight → Not lately
093. Heaven → Yes
094. Santa Claus → Never
095. Sex on the first date- Nope
096. Kiss on the first date → It depends how its going

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
097. Is there one person you want to be with right now?→ Yes. Yes. Yes
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life? → Somewhat
099. Have you ever wished someone was dead? → When I was immature
100. Do you believe in God → Oh yeah, definitely

Natural Belle

I recently decided to wear my hair natural. My hair had been relaxed since I was about six years old. Yes six! I didn’t have much control over the decision. I asked my mother why she made me get a relaxer so young and she said to make my hair more “manageable”. She was a working woman who had to see about my brother and I on mornings plus herself and the added pressure of this child’s nappy hair was not necessary.

The decision to wear my hair natural came only by accident and curiosity. I had decided that I just wanted to give my hair a break from the relaxer. I wore braids for a while allowing my hair to grow out then I just decided that I want to make this permanent because I had never really had “experience” with knowing my natural hair or should I say my roots.

Let me tell you all, being a natural is not easy! In the early stages and it lasted for a long period, I had no clue on how to manage and take care of my natural hair! Not a single clue! It was so frustrating even leading me to wanting to resort to the “easy” way out by running back to my relaxer. It took me a very, very long time before I said to myself that I need to get some sort of advice on how to manage my hair and that’s when Youtube saved my life! [chuckle].

I was really shocked to learn that there were also many other women like me going through the same problem in transitioning and also inspired by the beautiful black women giving advice with tutorials on how to care for natural hair. I am still in the learning process and although it still gets frustrating at times, it is also fun and exciting in learning something new everyday.

Natural hair is beautiful no matter the texture. I am also not against women who decide to wear their hair with relaxers because that is their personal choice but I have chosen to wear my hair natural. Just keep in mind that God made you beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.

One of my many pet peeves with people who comment about women who wear natural hair is “that we are militant pro black crochet pant wearing neo soul listening incense burning weed smoking Erykah Badu wannabe’s. there’s nothing wrong with any of those things but that’s not who allot of us are. i am not my hair once said a wise woman”

Why is it some sort of revolution when a black woman decides to wear her hair natural or has natural hair when that’s the hair we had since birth? That has always confused me.

Next year 2011 I’m going to be more interactive in posting more pictures, [maybe videos] of my hair regimes but not right now because I am back at school. This was just a little introduction [hehehe] but I’m still going to be posting a few stuff in the hair category still but not as intense as I would like it to be.

Remember that beauty fades and it’s what’s on the inside that counts!…But that’s not an excuse to neglect your physical appearance!

Introduction

This is my first blog on WordPress.com. Also, it will be the first blog that I will be discussing matters close to the heart, and issues on a more serious note. I am trying to do something different this time around. I am active on other social networks that I mostly have “fun and play” but I just felt that I need to settle down a bit.

I have experienced certain things within the past two years that have left such an imprint on my life. Presently, I have been trying to let go of the bad memories and move forward with my life, yet my past keeps holding me back. Wait, let me correct myself – I give my past permission to hold me back. As much as I don’t want to admit it. I only recently discovered this about myself or should I say finally came to terms with it but I am learning slowly each day to take control of my own feelings.

I believe that mistakes are meant to be made in life and we have two options to either learn from it or not. So, generally my blog is about me on my path of learning from my past mistakes and trying to find balance.