Thursday, December 31, 2009

FOREVER GREEN DIY Project #2







My recent purchases, can't wait to see the finished project. I will post AFTER pics in a few days...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Because I value my readers...







I recently recieved a request from a reader asking me to posts pics of more fine men..some Eye Candy. I aim to please!! :P LOL! This cutie is Keston Karter. Enjoy ladies!
(send all questions and requests to michelle@curvyecocentric.com)

New Years Eve decorations..




Inspiration for my Bedroom...


I would incorporate African Art and I would probably change the bedding but the color of the walls and furniture is PERFECT!

My goal hair!

THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES - Never Stop

Monie Love - Monie In Middle

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year eyes!





New Year nails!!





Sunday, December 27, 2009

What are you wearing for New Years Eve??



1. Juicy Couture Pavé Stud Earrings, $42. 2. Bow-Front Sequin Tube Dress, $88. 3. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine, $30. 4. Riedel Grape Champagne Flutes, Set of 2, $49. 5. Carlo Fellini Clutch, $72. 6. Sephora by OPI Worth My Weight Nail Colour, $9. 7. Two Lips Women's Twinkle Sandal, $90. 8. Estee Lauder Opulent Shimmer Powder, $23.

For more NYE style ideas go to the source:

http://fashionbombdaily.com/category/style-inspiration/

http://blogs.blackvoices.com/2009/12/23/new-years-outfits-ideas/

Hubby has a cold...Do yall remember this epi of 227?? LOL!




Part 2/3 embedded disabled..Click link for II & III


II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw4lHaGPL7o

III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uqXyXSPRQ

My first giveaway! YANKEE GIVEAWAY #1





Perfect for the Yankee Candle® lover! Our 2010 Calendar (13"W X 10"L) printed on premium high gloss paper with scented pages each month features the true-to-life Yankee fragrances that capture the spirit of each season. The stunning artwork is derived right from the labels of our iconic jar candles. January - Sparkling Snow, February - Island Spa, March - Midnight Jasmine, April - Garden Sweet Pea, May - Lilac Blossoms, June - Sweet Strawberry, July - Ocean Water, August - Evening Air, September - MacIntosh, October - Autumn Leaves, November - Be Thankful, December - Balsam and Cedar


(2 total-scents may vary)


Fresh cranberries, orange zest, rosemary, raisins, and a touch of golden honey. Experience the authentic, true-to-life fragrance and renowned Yankee Candle® quality that have made us America's favorite. Discover the exceptional, easy-to-use home fragrancing of our Tarts® wax potpourri ... there's no wick and no flame to burn away any of the scent. Simply place in a wax potpourri warmer (never add water) and light an unscented tea light below, or use one of our electric warmers. As the wax melts, it releases its scent. Mix and match scents to create your own personal aroma blends. They're also perfect for scenting drawers or cupboards ... anywhere they're stored. Sold individually; each one comes wrapped and labeled.


RULES::

To enter:
  1. Leave a comment to this post as to why you'd like to win.
  2. Join or follow this blog and fan page on Facebook
  3. Tell a friend via Facebook, Myspace or Twitter
  4. Send a BRIEF message with YANKEE in the subject line to michelle@curvyecocentric.com If you win I'll send a reply with a request as to where you would like your gift sent.
  5. Entry ends Jan 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

ITS AN ADDED BONUS!!!***SURPRISE*** The winner will find out what the surprise is when you recieve your pkg.


Its that simple...I'm still in the gift giving mood so jump on it readers!!

Go Green decor!














I LOVE IT! The green adds so much depth and personality to any room!
I saved these pics but forgot where I found them...I googled green decor! I'll find the site and add the link.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

No more drama MJB!


Mary J. Blige punched husband Kendu Isaacs in the face at her record release party at club M2 Tuesday night. The singer slugged Isaacs, drawing blood, after she thought he was flirting with a waitress. "She turned to him and was screaming, 'You're not going to ruin my night,' " our witness says. "They got up in each other's faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped [Isaacs] in the face." The source said Blige, Isaacs and their entourage were whisked through a door to the attached club Pink, which was closed. Our witness relates, "She was yelling at him, 'What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?' Four of her bodyguards and two of the club's kept them apart." Isaacs was kicked out. Blige went to the bathroom to fix her hair and makeup, but soon fled, creating an uncomfortable scene for partygoers Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Busta Rhymes. Her rep said only, "People lie and don't know what they're talking about."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Making soap that smells sweet enough to eat!

www.hgtv.com


Project by Sharon Kinnier from Baltimore.

Sharon started making her own soap after she realized what ingredients were generally included in the store-bought variety. After much tinkering, she has created a chocolate soap that looks good enough to eat!

Materials:

2 stainless steel pots
scale
2 measuring cups
lye
goggles
surgical mask
gloves
water pitcher
immersion blender
cellophane
2 thermometers
craft sticks
freezer paper
soap mold
old clothes
oils: 40 oz. olive oil, 16 oz. coconut oil, 16 oz. palm oil
8 oz. of shea butter8 oz. of cocoa butter12 oz. lye crystals24-26 oz. water
6 oz. cocoa powder

Steps:
1. Lay out all soap making utensils. Line mold with freezer paper.
2. Measure out any herbs or additives and place nearby.
3. Dissolve lye into pitcher of ice and water and stir.
4. Weigh out hard fats into stainless steel pot. Place pot onto stove and melt fats.
5. Once hard fats are melted, put pot back on scale and measure in remaining oils. Mix.
6. Pour off 16 oz. oil into separate bowl. Mix cocoa powder into this bowl and blend well; set aside.
7. When lye solution and pot of oils are both near 110 F degrees, stir lye solution into pot. Blend with immersion blender; alternate with power on and power off, stirring as if with a spoon.
8. Stir until soap mixture reaches "trace" stage, like thin to medium pudding.
9. Stir in additives, fragrance, or essential oils.
10. Pour into mold.
11. Drizzle the cocoa powder/oils mixture into soap in mold following a vertical pattern up and down.
12. Drag a craft stick throughout the soap, evenly dispersing the chocolate throughout the mold in a marbling pattern.
13. Set the mold aside in a box and cover with another box.
14. When soap shows signs of cooling by becoming opaque at the edges, place a heavy towel over the whole mold to keep warm.

Website: www.Botanicalworks.com
E-mail: skinnier@botanicalworks.com


Kardashians as Single Ladies...


This is a scan from a magazine, not sure which one (People I think, don't quote me *shrugs*) ...I found this pic while surfin the web...At a glance I thought it was a photo still from Beyonce's Single Ladies vid until I looked to the right and noticed Kourtney's bulging baby bump. I think its cute. What do you think?

N'dambi - 'Cant Hardly Wait' (Clean Version) - Pink Elephant album

OFFICIAL VIDEO: "Dealing" featuring Lalah Hathaway

JAM OF THE YEAR!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jill Scott Painted by Steven Lopez






http://aftermidnightsoul.com/shop/

Monif C in the place to be!! FALL 2009

















































For these and other Monif C fashions shop http://www.monifc.com/

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

227-Mary's Christmas PART 3

227- Mary's Christmas

227- Mary's Christmas Part 2

YBF's Natasha Eubanks is on the cover of Black Enterprise!


Natasha on Black Enterprise Cover: "My theme for 2010 is fearlessness."


Natasha Eubanks is (third from left) the go to chick for the latest celeb news! I've been following her since she was on blogger! She gives a straight no chaser curvy girl perspective on gossip, music and fashion. If you've never heard of her you are sleeping! Visit theybf.com for the daily dish.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

NEW Beyonce Official Heat Fragrance Preview EXCLUSIVE

I need to try this one!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Curvy Cutie::: Chrisette Michelle has an alter ego!


Derek Blanks/ Chrisette Michelle, alter ego photo shoot







FEATURED ARTIST::: Erykah Badu


Erykah Badu
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Birth name
Erica Abi Wright
Born
February 26, 1971 (1971-02-26) (age 38)Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres
R&B, soul, hip hop[1]
Occupations
Singer–songwriter, record producer, actress
Instruments
Vocals, keyboards, guitar
Years active
1997–present

Erykah Badu.com
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971),[1] better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is an American recording artist, record producer and actress. Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz.[1] She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo Soul".
Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, and House of D, she is also very prominent in the documentary film Before the Music Dies.





























I love her for so many reasons. Not only is she a lyrisist with hot vocals over dope tracks. Erykah is a trendsetter, when it comes to fashion she makes her own rules. Ms. Badu's music is a perfect mix of Sultry Soul, Neo SOUL, Rock & Roll, R&B , Jazz, ...just a blend of good grown folk music. I met her briefly when I lived in Dallas at an outdoor concert...she is so petite, calm & mellow with natural beauty and eyes to die for! I wanna be like her when I grow up! Give it up for E. Badu!!