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Sisterhood of the Blogging Scarves…


Naturally Alise Scarf Scarves

It is me! All ready for Autumn. I like to say Autumn instead of Fall because it sounds fancier. Go on ahead and judge, I don't care.

Yes, the title is corny.  Sue me.  I am not a fasionista by any means.  However, I am an accesory lover.  Everthing from purses, belts, boots, scarves, to jewelry makes my life happy and wakens up my pretty boring outfits.  My favorite thing as of late is scarves and you know how I obsess about things.   Scarves aren’t just for keeping warm anymore.  They can be neck, shoulder, or hair accessories.  The more creative the use the better.  I asked my closest blogger friends to send me pictures of themselves in some of their scarves.  Check these gorgeous gals (and their blogs) out!


Nakia scarf scarves

Sunny gorgeous scarfs like Nakia's adds a pop of color to any outfit!


This is my frenemy Nakia;  She is the author of the fabulous personal  blog “Naked and Natural”  Isn’t she so pretty? (Don’t tell her I said that, I’ll never hear the end of it)


Luvvie scarf scarves

Luvvie's scarf puts the perfect finishing touch for a polished well put together look!


When asked for her scarf look, Luvvie said the following:

Wells you know I’m a HUGE scarf fiend. My neck don’t be without one in these winter months.

Nuff said!  Luvvie is one of my favorite people in real life and online, check out one of her plethora of blogs & projects:

Randomness – AwesomelyLuvvie.com
Design/Portfolio – Aweluv.org
DumbestTweets – DumbestTweets.com


Cashawn PBG scarf scarves

This scarf elevates PBG's already sassy look! (WERK!)

Cashawn, aka The PBG, is my big sister in my head and a truly fantastic friend and blogger.  This Naturalista and Baby Whisperer extraordinaire wrtes the blog Dirty Pretty Thangs.  On Twitter she is @ThePBG!


Brandeyn beencee scarf scarves

Even my Cali homie Bee is all about a wonderful scarf! Cah-yute!

Brandelyn is a very close and dear friend of mine.  She is a published author, her latest book Dreams Are Not Concerned is available along with 3 other offerings at BarnesAndNoble.com. (Also available on Kindle and Nook).  Her website and blog is located at BeeNCee.com.


Lauren livelovelibra  scarf scarves

A simple classic winter scarf gets the job done of adding a little style to your life! Hey Lauren, Hey!

Lauren is a new buddy of mine  from my D.C. crew who is a silly, fun, lunatic person.  She has an awesome blog called Life of A Libra!


Cheekie scarf scarves

A cool scarf can even make a t-shirt AND Cheekie look cute. Scarves make you look like you tried much harder than you really did!

Last and least (tee hee, I kid, I kid)  is my partner in GChat crime, Cheekie.  She is the author of the blog Pinch My Cheekie.  Here was what she wrote when she sent in her picture:

I just took a pic (or 15) of myself in my new favorite scarf. It’s an inifinity scarf I got from H&M recently and I love it! Also, I love the concept of infinity scarves because I love infinity. My favorite number is 8 (infinite swag digit), I love the phrase “To infinity and beyond” (Pixar standom showing), and I also love “The Circle of Life” (from the ultimate Disney movie, The Lion Kang) which never ends. I’m also rockin’ my Red Pump Project tee in this pic. *coughHeyLuvviecough*

Purses, Belts, Boots, Scarves and Bling – How can you bring your look to life with accessories?

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By the way,  how do you think my homies look in their scarves?

My Olay Adventure…

I was looking through some old pictures from high school and college and  I saw myself in various fun situations with long forgotten friends.  Even though those were some wonderful times, I wouldn’t go back to those times for anything.  Wait!  I lied.  It happens quarterly.  I actually did want one detail back: MY SKIN!  My complexion was to die for.  Okay, you may not have laid down your life, but I love hyperbole  AND my retro-skin.


As I have aged to 32 years young I have lost that effortless clear skin privilege.  I have struggled through hormone fluctuation, hirsutism, and excessive stress just to name a few.  Gone were the days of a little cold cream and out-the-door.  As of late I have had a bout with  acne that has seriously affected my “skin-confidence.”


Most people think of acne as a teenage skin problem, yet acne can continue through your adult years, especially in women.  Adult skin/acne is different than young skin, so treatment of acne needs to be different.  We deal with issues such as:

  • Hormonal fluctuations – Caused by menstruation, menopause, or stress can lead to breakouts
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – Discolorations of the skin caused by acne lesions and severe or prolonged irritation from harsh acne treatments
  • Slower skin turnover – Makes facial skin susceptible to clogged pores and breakouts


Most acne products currently do not address the needs of more mature skin, so it felt only right to try a product specifically formulated for my age demographic to combat my newly found skin issues.  I tried the Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line of products targeted especially for adult sufferers of acne about 2 weeks ago.   The first thing I liked about this system was that it was dummy-proof  with steps.  I definitely need steps because my attention span leaves much to be desired.  Here are the steps and my look at each one:

Olay Pro X Clear Professional

easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Pore Clarifying Cleanser — does not foam (which I know can bother some people), very soothing, not drying.
  2. Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Skin Clearing Treatment — absorbs into skin well, doesn’t burn. I have been following the directions on the package (use 1-3x a day) and only using it once a day because I think more than that would be too drying.  Another note, does have a slight smell to it.
  3. Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Complexion Renewing Lotion — I was surprised when I first used this and discovered it to be more of a serum as opposed to a traditional lotion. It isn’t greasy and does a good job of balancing out the treatment.



Before & After 2 weeks of use...

Within a two-week period I saw a definite change in my skin.  There was a decrease in blemishes and I also noticed that my skin was softer to the touch.  I also liked that it was not drying like many acne treatments tend to be.  In fact it moisturized without greasiness or heaviness.  I definitely intend to keep on using Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line as part of my skin regimen going forward.


While we’re on the subject of taking care of your skin, you might want to check out this post by Roxanna Sarmiento in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. She has some great tips for developing habits that will help your skin looks its best! http://goo.gl/IxOpP

Answer the following question to enter to win a $50 drugstore.com gift card from BlogHer and Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line:

What changes have you seen in your skin as you’ve grown older?


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Beauiful? YES.

I ran across this video today and cried my eyes out, and not bad tears, just amazed at the fact I for the first time in my life I really do think I am beautiful, like really really believe it, even on my bad days…. plus I am rather emotional this week anyway because a very special friend is leaving on his very special journey and so I am a ball of excited and sad energy….. (translation: a hot mess, lol) So enjoy the video and also a totally unrelated poem from 7/9/08 that I am working on memorizing for a show tomorrow… wish me luck! Thanks for stopping by!

Dear You,

I appoint your hands to be poet laureate of my pleasure
Your palms have a penchant for pretty purring places….
Possessing the precision to palm my posterior perfectly
Without pause pinpointing the position to provide plentiful passion
Pardoning ecstasy from prudish prisons
Rewarded with praises of pouring potions….

I’m amazed at appendages administering attitude adjustments….
Multi-tasking hands that manipulate moods…..
Manual motivation is a motherf…
Transcendent touches that tempt transgressions told only in Tantric texts………
Expert extremities excavating erogenous….

Funny how five fingers can flip frowns
…… and hold tight to fragile flower frames never fracturing the foliage
…..and find flows…
……by forging through fortresses of fear to open floodgates….
……..devising devilish deeds to leave me drowning
diligent digits delivering doses of delight ,
I digress. ….

Tangibly Yours,