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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Smooth Skin & Fly Boots

We all need a little more moisture this time of year. Here are some great ones to get you through the season:Eucerin (Original Moisturizing Creme), a family favorite and Dermatologist recommended, find it at your local beauty supply for $12.99 or go to Another absolutely great one is Egyptian Magic; one of my male friends put me on to this one. It's actually one of those miracles creams you can use for just about anything. It really smooths the skin - I fell in love with it when I was desperately trying to get rid of a blemish for an upcoming date. It was gone within a week. Loaded with an exotic blend including royal jelly, olive oil, and honey bee pollen. Pure Magic!

Get it at: And last but not least good old-fashion Mary Kay's Oil Free Hydrating Gel (Normal/Oily Skin), packed with marine & green tea abstract, and vitamin E, $30.00 at: may be cold, but still cute! Check these out

Luichiny Annabel on sale for $48.95. Find at

Women's Bronx Roxan 13167 on sale for $78.95. Go
United Nude (Sharp Bubble Boot Mid) cost $92.00. Go to:

MIA Midnight (Black Stretch Velvet) cost $99.00. Go to: You can wear it like this

or like this Cute, right? Later, Mocha's!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Beautiful Message

Hey Mochas, so based on the poll; being selfish came in at #1. I guess it's pretty natural to think about ourselves first (we all do it), but you gotta give in order to recieve.

The most destructive habit - WORRY
The greatest joy - GIVING
The greatest loss - SELF-RESPECT
The most satisfying work - HELPING OTHERS
The ugliest personality trait – SELFISHNESS
The most endangered species - DEDICATED LEADERS
Our greatest natural resource - OUR YOUTH
The greatest “shot in the arm – ENCOURAGEMENT
The greatest problem to overcome - FEAR
The most effective sleeping pill - PEACE OF MIND
The most crippling failure disease – EXCUSES
The most powerful force in life – LOVE
The most dangerous pariah - A GOSSIPER
The world’s most incredible computer - THE BRAIN
The worst thing to be without – HOPE
The deadliest weapon - THE TONUGE
The two most power-filled words -”I CAN”
The greatest asset – FAITH
The most worthless emotion - SELF-PITY
The most beautiful attire - SMILE!
The most prized possession – INTEGRITY
The most powerful channel of communication – PRAYER
The most contagious spirit – ENTHUSIASM

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Beauty From Within - II

Being envious was one of the ugly traits I wanted to rid myself of. For me, it wasn't that I wasn’t genuinely happy for my friends’ successes (material gains, career growth, happily-ever-after-relationships, etc.). I never wanted exactly what they had, but I did want the feeling of accomplishment. I just felt like, what about me GOD? Why does all the good stuff happen to everybody else, even those who don’t deserve it? I realized that this was an unhealthy feeling, and through prayer I asked God to release this negativity from my spirit. Envy is one of those useless feelings that just weigh you down. Within days of that prayer I realized that:
1. It is none of my concern who got what, how they got it, and why they got it.
2. Whatever is for me, will be.
3. I should not question, doubt, or second –guess GOD.
4. The same energy that I am using to wonder why I’m not gaining the things I desire; can be used to go out and get the things that I desire.
5. Harboring feelings of envy is keeping me from prospering.

I hope this encourages someone to change one of their ugly traits. Peace.

Beauty From Within (II)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Beauty From Within

Hey Fellow Mocha’s…. Now we all love beauty products, but no beauty product compares to my new “beauty regimen”. What is it you ask? Drum roll please……..It’s my diet, yes my diet. I am a nubie vegetarian, and even though it has only been three months, not only do I feel better, (no more niggeritis), but it has done wonders for my skin. Now I’m not suggesting you become a vegetarian I'm just saying that you should add more fruits and vegetables to your diet, cause it definitely shows.

Another comment about “Beauty From Within” - Looking good is only part of your overall beauty. Your character and behavior are a significant part of your beauty, and ugly traits can negate any beauty that you have. Take the survey - What are some of those ugly traits you currently posses that you would like to get rid of? Be honest with yourself, the only way you can change it - is if you acknowledge it. In my next post I'll discuss my ugly trait and how I got rid of it. Maybe it will inspire somebody. Till next time, Much Luv!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kissable Lips

Here are my faves for getting your lips soft, supple, and kissable:
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant, it softens immediately and the tube last forever, I’ve had mine for over a year. Also good for ashy elbows, knees, and dry patches. You can find it at any fine department store
$17.00.Burt’s Bees
Aside from this getting the job done, it also comes in flavors like strawberry, lemon-lime, cherry, and grape seed….........yummy. Only $4.99 at any organic shop or go to
Kiehl’s Lip Gloss
What can I say, Kiehl’s is always on point. Great if you’re looking for something with a little shine. $14.50 go to

Friday, October 3, 2008

OILY and Sensitive

It’s really hard to find a great moisturizer for your face when it seems to always moisturize it-self, but don’t get it twisted – the oils your face produce are not the same as the moisturizer you are supposed to apply after washing. Applying moisturizer is an important part of your skin care regimen. You are not just moisturizing, you are actually hydrating your skin. Hydrating your skin keeps it soft & supple (which allows it to mature gracefully). So do not, not moisturize. Just stay away from moisturizers that contain oil. For those with sensitive skin, obviously avoid moisturizers that contain harsh chemicals. Here are two great moisturizers suitable for both types: An old school favorite (your mom probably uses this) PONDS you can get it at any drugstore for $4.99
and super gentle Lily of the Desert’s, Aloe Vera Gelly you can find this at Whole Foods or any Organic Shop, $3.99.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Looking For Clarity?

I know….. I am….. Don’t you hate getting those unsightly bumps every time bloody Mary shows up once a month? For me, it was usually one BIG zit on my right or left cheek. At times it would leave an ugly, long-lasting blemish. What a pain in the ass… I still get them from time to time, but it has greatly diminished, since my cousin put me onto Queen Afua’s Rejuvenating Clay (facial beauty mask) a couple of years back. You can actually feel it pulling the impurities out of our face. It’s so strong that if you leave it on too long (over an hour) or use it too many times during the week (more than 3x) it can burn your skin. Unfortunately, I was such a fan that I over-dosed and found out the hard way…… so just giving you the heads up. If you stay consistent, (that’s the key to most products) you will notice clear, glowing skin within weeks of your first application. When I started using it, friends were asking, “What have you been using on your face?” So it’s well worth its asking price of $18.00. It’s made with all natural ingredients including red clover & peppermint. Go to , click on Rhio’s Itinerary, then scroll down and click on shopping.

Now, I discovered this special cream while in Ghana - West Africa (that’s where it’s made), my mom would not stop raving about how wonderful it was, and you know MaMa always knows best. This cream is multi-purpose; you can use it for your face, body, and hair. It clears up just about anything from dandruff to ringworms. The last time I saw my mom, (cause she lives in Ghana) was about two years ago, at the time she was suffering from severe hair breakage on her sides (practically bald) it has since grown back and she credits Mercy Cream. The cream is also credited with keeping my children’s eczema dormant. I personally use it to fade blemishes on my face & body, and as a moisturizer for my scalp. Its ingredients include honey and aloe-vera, and ooh...what a bargain, find it @ for $4.00 a pop.