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Monday, November 2, 2009

Men Are Not the Enemy

Often after a break up women adopt negative feelings about the opposite sex. We swear off the entire male population and proudly boast to our closest girls 'I'm never doing this again, I am done with men!" As much as this temporary exclaimation soothes our disposition, surely we don't mean it.

Yes,yes men can be thoughtless, insensitive,inconsiderate, egotistical, selfish,unfaithful,disrespectful down right jerks!!!! I agree. However,that is not a fair or true statement for ALL men. There are honest,loyal, respectful, sensitive,caring positive men in this world. Both genders bear positives and negatives in respect to relationships and let's be real, none of us are perfect.

Instead of blaming the man, how about examining ourselves. Are we truly ready for the kind of relationship we say we want? How well do we relate to ourselves? Do you love yourself enough for somebody to love you? Are we chosing the right man or the right now man?

I've had my share of break ups, but ultimately, being able to decipher who I am, what I need and what I'm prepared to give, allows me to make healthy decisions in my relationships.

These are questions we need to ask ourselves even if we fear the answers. Instead of condemning men, we should be condemning the confinements that shackle our conscious thoughts and values keeping us from loving ourselves truly and freely as we deserve.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

B Inspired by Minister Yvette Pressley - Fall Forward

With this falling economy, many find their faith has fallen, trust has fallen and motivation has fallen. We fall away, fall out, fall off, fall back and fall in - into depression, into discouragement and disgust. Often times, it is hard to make a comeback. Our Higher Power gives us an assurance that if we place our trust in Him, He is able to keep us from falling. But if you fall – fall forward. The song writer wrote, “We Fall Down but We Get Up.” You may not always make the mark. What’s more important is how you recover. Own up to your mistakes. Stay connected to the one who has the blueprint for your life. Devise a new plan and move forward. Keep believing. Keep the faith and continue to work. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you.
Fall Forward.

Min Y Pressley

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Feature – B Inspired

We are glad to announce a new addition to the blog entitled – B Inspired by Minister Yvette Pressley.
Aside from her church engagements and philanthropic duties; Minister Pressley is also the owner of El Shaddai Productions, a design and event house that caters to upscale events, specialty interior design, and custom suits for men and women. We are pleased to have her as a contributor - her posts will help keep us encouraged and inspired.

Later Mochas!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die.... Is it ever okay to tell a secret?

Is it ever okay to share a secret? That was the topic of discussion this past weekend at a friend’s dinner party. 

The resounding answer was YES. Here were some of the comments:
  • As long as it’s in a different circle.
  • It depends on the situation.        
  • It wasn’t really a secret if you told someone.
  • If it’s a detriment to someone safety.
  • If it has anything with safety and concern of children.
  • If the secret can be used as a learning tool.
What’s your take?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Leggings, Stockings, Knee Highs & Socks

Okay so the temperature is steadily dropping and it's time to cover up; check out these fun and vibrate essentials for your legs and feet. features opaque tights with funky patterns and cheerful colors; the store also carry's mini dresses, dancewear, and gloves.

Zebra Tights $14.00                                                

  Caroline Geys Custom Tights $45.00   

                                      Splash Color Nylon $10.00                                     

                          Fishnet  Lace $12.00                                        always fresh and fashion forward

RSARS Rochelle Satin $36.00                     

Printed Cotton Stripped Legging $30.00

RSASKTH Stripe Thigh - High $15.00

The is stocked with fun styles for everyone:
                                                            Camouflage Socks $11.99

                                                              Denim Pockets $11.99

 Camel Diamond Plaid $9.99

 Lion Stripe $13.99

Later, Mochas!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

B Healthy Series: 6 Great Websites For Health & Fitness is a website created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

Started by a physician has a simple philosophy and mission: to be the premier Internet site dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and spiritual wellness of today’s African American woman. Furthermore, the site will educate and empower women on ways to improve their health status in an effort to live happier, more productive lives. is a unique online resource dedicated to helping women improve their health and well-being. We provide up-to-date medical information, access to leading medical experts and advocates, and a devoted community of women who ask questions, share stories, and connect with one another in a safe and supportive environment. is the brainchild of yoga instructor Robin Downes; who found a creative way of adding a little flava to yoga by including soulful grooves and ancient moves for healing and overall well being. - This site seeks to achieve the balance between living life and staying healthy features on fitness, sex & relationships, nutrition, weight loss, and women’s health issues. – This website features a food search menu that contains over 170,000 foods with detailed nutritional facts and calorie counts, their exercise library contains actual video instruction of various workouts from abdominal programs to strength building. Track what you eat online and record your workouts in minutes.

Later Mochas!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Atlanta Houswives Sheree Debuts Her Fashion Line - She by Sheree....Check It Out!

I think she played it way to safe..........

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

And We're Back..........................

Hey Mochas…..kiss kiss and a big hug. Summer just flew by for me, since being in school (for fashion design), and slaving away on my laptop constructing my special announcement……… which is that Mocha Beauti will open an online beauty boutique for women of color this fall. I am beside myself with excitement. I would love to get some feedback from you all……feel free to leave comments in the box as well as suggestions, and constructive criticisms all is welcome……...because the shop is all about you. Click on the mocha beauti shop tab in the navigation bar above to check it out. The full site is not yet available, but followers of mocha beauti will get a sneak peek to most of the site soon. You can click on “push” located on the door to enter into the visitors lounge.

Besides that I’ll be introducing the B-Series to the blog which is the following:
B healthy
Health is vital to your overall being; being healthy adds vibrancy to everything you are and everything you do. MB is committed to keeping our mocha’s on point with simple exercise techniques, tasty (but nutritious) recipes, skincare treatments, healthy hair tips, and special commentary on women’s health issues.

B stylish
MB celebrates stylish diversity and believes fashion is what you make it. Everyone has a distinct style unto themselves, which gives us our own unique flavor. MB is really not into trends (unless it’s something irresistibly cute). We firmly believe a big part of being fashionable is being comfortable in your clothes and knowing what looks good on your body type. We’re big on accessories, color (vivid colors are beautiful on mocha skin tones), and trust that you can never go wrong with classic pieces.

B savvy
Knowledge is POWER! In an effort to empower; MB will share resourceful information and shed light on important topics including personal finance, small business, politics, and technology.

B grown
When I was a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a woman, I put away childish things (I Corinthians 13:11). Evolve and expand your mind. In life, you should always be in a continuous state of evolution. Be progressive in your relationships, advance your lifestyle, accomplish your goals - in short seek development in every part of your life.

Mocha Beauti will also introduce featured writers…………and look forward to special post on vendors featured at the shop.

Later Mochas.....It's good to be back.

Friday, June 19, 2009

We'll Be Back Soon............Promise

Hello Mochas,
Just wanted to inform everyone that the site will be taking a break inorder to re-vamp. So look forward to the new look and a special announcement pertaining to Mocha Beauti taking it to the next level. I'm so excited and can't wait to share the great news. I look forward to everyone's support, comments and suggestions. See ya in amount 2-3 weeks!!!
Later Mochas!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Benefits of Tea

The addition of tea to your diet can prove to be an effective method of maintaining optimal health. Tea contains antioxidants, which have been known to fight off free radicals which can cause cancer by weakening and damaging cells. In addition, antioxidants are known to deter other major ailments such as heart disease, allergens, and also prevent pre-mature aging. Most of us are familiar with green tea and all of its therapeutic properties, but it’s not the only tea on the block.

Other teas such as Black, White, and Rooibos are also power-packed with vitamins and nutrients. Before you run out to your local grocer for a box of tea bags, you need to understand that in order to really benefit from drinking tea you need to identify a quality tea brand. Getting the most out of your tea depends on its quality. The quality of tea is determined by its grade.
Loose tea leaves are considered to be better quality and a highly concentrated grade. Most tea bags at the local grocer are considered to be a low grade of tea. Tea connoisseurs refer to tea bags as “tea dust”, because they are literally the dust from quality tea leaves (Yes, the bottom of the barrel). Whole brewed teas give you more bang for your buck and allow you to achieve optimal health results. So sip sip away………

Monday, May 25, 2009

Summer Essentials

For black folks Memorial Day is the official kick off to summer. This summer we will all enjoy barbecue hopping, amusement parks, beaches, backyard parties, and more barbecues. Here are 3 items that are absolutely essential during summer.

Sunscreen protects against hazardous UVA /UVB Rays.
MYTH: Black folks don’t need sunscreen. Yes, it is true that our darker hue naturally offers protection from the sun and allows us to age gracefully, but it does not make us exempt from sun damage which can cause skin cancer. Aside from that, sunscreen minimizes long-lasting blemishes and discolorations which our skin is more prone to and allows our skin to age even more gracefully.

damages the outer layers of our skin by causing sunburn; it can also affect the DNA within the skin which can cause skin cancer.
-UVA penetrates deep into the skin and causes pre-mature aging, wrinkles, discolorations, and age spots.
-The number assigned to the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) indicates how much longer you will be protected outdoors. For example, if you experience sunburn within 20 minutes of being outdoors an SPF of 15 will allow you 300 more minutes of protection in the sun
(20min x 15SPF = 300 minutes of protection).
The sun is strongest between the hours of 11am and 4pm.
-Apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to sun exposure, because it needs to set into your skin in order to protect it.
-Sunscreen should be re-applied every 2-4 hours.

Ingredients to look for in sunscreen include: T
itanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, and AvobenzoneAlmay Sun Protector for Body Spray, $6.99
Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion, SPF 15, $8.99

Burt’s Bees Chemical Free SunScreen $14.99

UV Rays are not only harmful to your skin, but your eyes as well. Research has shown that daily exposure to very bright light can cause cataracts (cloudy vision) over time. Make sure the sunglasses you purchase are UV Protected.
Gucci Aviators, $265.99

Prada 19 LS, $179.99
Banana Republic - Sarena, $78.00

Urban Outfitters - First Lady, $14.99

Charlotte Russe - Plastic Aviators, $5.99

3. Insect Repellent Spray
Mosquitoes and ticks are the leading carriers of diseases. One bite from one of these insects can cause you to fall ill. Ticks cause lime disease and Mosquitoes can cause West Nile Viruses and other illnesses. So if you are going to be in wooded areas, parks, etc. Make sure you spray all day. NOTE: Insect repellent can reduce the SPF sunscreen by up to one-third. So increase your SPF and apply more often than normal.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Check Out New Black Movies Coming Soon To A Theater Near You.....

Support Black Cinema & Black Actors!! Both Movies will be out this summer...

Precious is produced by Tyler Perry and Oprah and stars Monique and Mariah Carey its based on a true story. Click on the link to view the trailer:

Cracktown stars Kerry Washington, Evan Ross, and Rza. Click on the link to view the trailer:

Later Mochas!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mocha Beauti Celebs and their Reality Shows - Fantasia, Keisha-Knight Pulliam, Monique, and Monica

Hey Mochas, get ready for an entertaining line-up of new reality shows featuring some of our favorite mocha celebs. Here's the roll call:

Keisha And Kaseem on the Oxgen Network
Featuring our favorite little kid from the Cosby show, Keisha-Knight Pulliam. After two years of dating, she moves in with her boyfriend Kaseem Penn. The show will be based on the two newly co-habitating, being young and rich. Kaseem is said to be a successful Caribbean entrepreneur based in Atlanta who got his start in real estate . The show is being produced by Tracy Edmonds and PullPenn Productions a company that the couple owns together. It will premiere the end of this year.

Fantasia Barrino from American Idol has inked a deal with VH1 to air her reality show. The show will depict her life as a single mother/singer and there’s also talk that she’ll be returning to school. The show is set to premiere early next year.

Comedian/Actress/Entrepreneur Monique has a late night variety show that will premiere on BET at the end of the year.

Monica - Still Standing, will highlight her life as a mom and her journey to re-establish her music career. Set to preview on BET at the end of the year. Click below to watch Monica cry as she hears her debut single "Still Standing" for the first time in the studio.
It's very touching...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Attainable Cosmetic Surgery

Have you ever wished you can get a little work done, but feel it’s unattainable? I’m sure all of us would want to get something altered or fixed - if we could afford it. I’d be the first in line. Even if you’re lucky enough to have health insurance it is widely known that they do not pay for cosmetic surgeries. Maybe you want to fix your grill, get those bunions and corns off your feet, or maybe you need a little more than crunches to get that tummy together. Well Mochas, guess what……. it is attainable. How?, you ask. By FINANCING. Now-a-days you can finance just about any procedure you can think of from dental work to lipo-suction and everything in between. I believe it’s worth it if it improves your appearance, self-esteem and you’re not trying to become a different person altogether.
So look into it, and maybe you’ll have your own before and after photos. Look at what a little tweaking can do:

You start with these companies:


What would you get done?

Til Next Time....