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Menu for the Royal Party

Whether you are British royalty or not you can host your own form of High Tea.

My menu for High Tea:
1. Traditional Scones
2. Savory Scones with Cheddar and Bacon
3. Finger Sandwich
Cucumber and Watercress
Bangers on sourdough bread (Bangers are Sausages sliced thinly with stoneground mustard with caramelized onions.
Smoked Salmon with cream cheese on pumpernickel

Hot Tea
Royals love Earl Gray Tea
Orange Spice Tea
Lemon and Ginger Tea

Condiments include jam, clotted cream, lemon preserves.

Cheers to the Royal Couple!!


Socially Acceptable in the Age of Social Media

When we first started this blog six years ago it was the purpose to be the antithesis to the gossip, sex filled, and highly polarized political world.

Even six years ago social media was equated to something very negative.

However, we noticed that the mean spirit is not just reserved for social media or people in mainstream media.

This is highlighted when a staffer said the horrible remark about Sen. John McCain and never issued an apology.

But, you say that is politics and media.
Well not really I reconnected with an old friend who thought it perfectly find to say:
High achieving black men usually go with white women because it is there badge of honor. Hello your a black man under the age of 50.

2. Then he said Curvy Model? Oh so your making money by being fat. I am a size 12 from a 26.

3. So what are you up to and how do you earn your money?
I have signed NDA agreements so I can't tell you.
Really like your so important or like I am Page Six!

Then this person got offended when I…

Beauty Box Edition: Bless Box Spring Edition

We tried this beauty box Bless Box it is a one time Spring Edition.

This box is so gorgeous that we don't want to open it is that pretty and amazing!

The Bless Box is nothing religious, the founder takes the word Bless to mean to confer prosperity or happiness upon.

This is exactly what this box does. Ok the contents:
1. Sol de Janerio, Sunset Glow Oil, Ipanema.
This is the latest product from the Sol Dr Janeiro line the makers of the Bum Bum cream. The scent is light and wonderful and it does give your skin a healthy glow.
2. Spongelle- Pedi Buffer in Beach Grass has a wonderful fresh scent and works wonders!
3.K Voss NYC, Macroon Lip Balm
It is a blend of coconut and almond oil.
And it has a wonderful clean scent you can prep your lips at night and in the evening for supple lips that will last all day/night long.
4. Hand in Hand Sugar Scrub in Orange Blossom or Lavender
This product is great because it comes in a carry size that you can put in your hand bag and go.
5. Keratase V…

Beauty Box Edition : GMA Deals Box

So, we invested a couple of dollars on some Beauty Boxes, all of them new just to see how they measure up.

GMA occasionally gives beauty boxes and we snagged one for 40.00

What was included?
Lollia Relax Handcreme in Lavendar and Honey full size.
Make Up Eraser Sample- Great for travelling.
Rucker Roots Sample- Shampoo and Conditioner TSA size.
It's a Miracle Leave In Plus with Keratin. Sample Size
Spa Life- Natural Loofah Bath Mitt with Fruit Handmade Soaps.
AID Through Trade- Goregous Blue Print Bracelet
Strivitcin- Concentrate for wrinkles and at stretch marks. Full Size
Dr. Brandt- Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask Sample
FAB First Aid Beauty- Ultra Repair Cream Dry Parched Skin
Poo purhi - Toliet Bowl Freshner
It does come with a card regarding if we want to purchase any full size items they would give a discount on future purchases.

The verdict the Strivitcin was well worth the entire cost of the box.

GMA Deals only does this box occasionally and this one was for Mother…

Spring Beauty Edit Part 1

So we took some time off and now we are back in action!

We did a lot in fact we attended tapings, conferences, activations and here are some things we love!
Belif Under eye cream is amazing! It is priced at 45.00 a bottle but if you have a job that requires you to look your best and you have to get up early you are going to have some eye luggage.

This is a cooling gel that when you put it on day and night it really works wonders.

Strivitcin All of the talk shows love this product and I use the wrinkle and stretch mark cream along with the neck lifter and it is amazing!!

Ethique this is an all natural brand from New Zealand. And from a place that sells the best grass fed beef. I was all game to try this. I tried the foot scrub and the balm and the foot scrub and balm was so good I used them on my elbows and knees.

The next skin care product is from Dove the Dove Body Scrub, what I love about this is that it is very mild. So scrubs are so intense that they left my skin damaged and pitte…

Use What You Have: Pantry Alert

Many of us who just celebrated Easter and Passover, spent well over 2,000.00 in food. As I went into the grocery store I found myself picking up things aimlessly.
Only to put everything back that and walk out of the store.
When I came home I did an inventory, I did have several cake mixes, bacon, cheese, tons of eggs, cereal, chicken, tomato sauce, rice, olives, kale.
What did I make?
1. Bacon and mushroom quiche
2. Chicken Cacciatore
3. Yellow Rice flavored with Tumeric, bay leaf, and olives.
4. With the cake mix I doctored it up and used the juice of a 6 lemons and the zest to make an awesome lemon cake.
5. The cheese went into the quiche and the other half went into an Alfredo sauce for the pasta
Kale I used for a kale salad.

By the time I was finished cooking I had enough food for a wonderful holiday brunch and dinner.

Many of my guests thought it was the best brunch/ dinner out.

If they only knew I just "used what I had "

Cheers!




The Beauty Spot: Spring Edition

One of our favorite things is Beauty!
We tried some of the best products on the market and this is what we found:
1. Belif Moisture Under Eye Cream:
This is a great cream since I had to wake up early one week, it was amazing you can get this product at Sephora for $55.00

Shampoo there is an awesome product called Virtue it is 100% paraben free and has no dyes whatsoever.
The shampoo and conditioner would set you back 150.00 dollars. But again it is well worth it.
There are times when you are so anxious the normal deodorant just won't do, especially when you are preparing for a big interview. Secret has a clinical strength product that will cut body ordor, which is so important.
It comes in various scents and in a clear gel it will run you 10.00 but it is well worth it.

Laneige Sleeping Mask, there is something that I noticed we all need moisture on our skin. I was skeptical about trying a sleeping mask because I wondered how it would really affect my skin. But I tried it and it wa…