Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Hello my lovely's

Welcome to the last Thursday in February...Geez time is flying by.

I have such EXCITING news to share with you.

I am co-hosting the "Think outside the blog" Hop this week. WHOO HOOO for those of you that do not know what this blog hop is about, its for people like me who don't fit into anyone's mold. Who is unique, who is not the norm, who is eclectic....You know some one who is different, yeah that's right I'M DIFFERENT!

This is my first time co-hosting anything and I hope I do this right so it won't be my last LOL. HUGE Shout Out to my new love Mama Harris of "From the Kitchen of Mama Harris" who hit me up and gave me this awesome opportunity. Thanks love :) and big shout out to those that have been apart of this awesomely successful blog hop 

So I decided to share a little bit about me so if you are a first time visitor strap in and sit back as we go on a lyrical journey of my life. Hope you enjoy and please come back and see me again *wink wink*

I go by Songstress, and I am a new blogger. I love to talk, write, and all things music, including singing so I decided to compile all that together and came up with this blog. 

I have been blogging now for about 6 months. WHOOO HOOO how exciting is that? No one told me though that blogging years are like dog years lol. I feel like I have been doing this thing forever. But nonetheless I LOVE IT!!

So why did I start my blog you ask? Well, it was all because of this chick who I sometimes call friend.....haha no she's definitely my friend but I do think she bamboozled me into this. Anyways, she started her blog a while back, and this is something that I used to think about doing back in the day when it wasn't as popular but it was a way to get your thoughts out and share whatever you wanted to with the world or privately in what was once known as an online diary or journal.

So with her persuasion I decided to take a leap of faith and start my blog. I wanted to share my hurts, my pain, my loves, my fun, my laughter and my personality with whomever was wiling to read it. And surprisingly I received an overwhelming response and made some new lovely blogging buddies which I am even more ecstatic about.

In taking that leap of faith I have opened up a whole new world, fun, and adventure and I am excited to see where it takes me. 

So as you know this is the "Think outside the blog" hop so my blog does not fit into any one mold. I talk about a lot of stuff, product reviews, my dating life (or lack there of) being a single black woman from Michigan living in California, my semi new natural hair journey and so much more. So if you like what you see so far, please feel free to add me via GFC (Google Friend Connect) and/or any of my other Social Networking Sites. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you back real soon.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013




 A good friend of mine named Ruby decided to start a Facebook group that would allow like minded bloggers to be apart of the group and be able to support each other and show each other some LUV. The group has definitely been a success, I feel like I have a group of sisterhood. 

A while back I came up with an idea of doing a gift exchange kinda like a Secret Santa and blogging or vlogging about it and I pitched it to the group. Unfortunately, it was a great idea but definitely bad timing so it got put off. Recently my friend Ruby from Growing up Blackxican and Xenia from Raised by Culture decided to put the gift exchange back in motion and do it for Valentines day. I was so excited about it and I hoped it would go well. (So far it seems to be going pretty well)

When I arrived home from work today a red box was waiting for me and I knew exactly what it was. I was so excited and I couldn't wait to open it. I knew it was my Valentine's gift from my "Secret Valentine" Laura from My 3 ring Circus. What a sweet lady she is, please stop by her blog and show her some luv. I personally am excited to continue reading her blog.

After prying open the box, I saw a bag full of what appeared to be some great goodies.

Boy was I right, after I pulled out what was in the bag, I held in my hands a polka dot little basket with an out pour of stuff. I was happy about the basket because I can definitely find some uses for that.

After pulling everything out one by one I was so happy that Laura knew me so well LOL. My favorite scents from Bath & Body Works, my favorite candy, especially the chocolate w/peanut butter. YUM-O (gotta hit the gym after but who cares haha) a pretty sparkly headband that I can't wait to wear because it surely will bring out my natural hair (by the way an update on how I am doing with that will be coming soon) and my favorite color in nail polish! I am definitely a happy camper and I can only hope Laura is as happy with her gift as I am with mine. Thanks Laura!!!! 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone

Are you excited for Valentine's Day? What's your favorite part about the day? What did you get or give for Valentine's Day? Share your thoughts....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Hola beautiful people oh how I have missed you. You've gotten bits and pieces of me but not as much as you used to. So I guess its no secert anymore but I am now working, I wish it was some exciting news but there has been MANY problems with this new job. Either way I am blessed to be working. I'll talk more about the new job at a later date. Anyways this AWESOME post is my very first PRODUCT REVIEW. I am so happy because I have always wanted to do this and I am ecstatic that I finally am. So lets take an easy, breezy, beautiful RIDE....

So if you haven't guessed by now I will be reviewing the new Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. When I saw the commercial I was so excited to try this product, and I immediately went to my local Walmart to pick it up. Upon arriving to Walmart I went to the mascara section and was stopped dead in my tracks. The price for the mascara took me by surprise, it was nearly $7 dollars. I didn't know how I felt about spending that much money for a mascara  especially since my Falsies one I use faithfully is only like $5 bucks. After seeing the price I decided against buying it and I moved on. *sigh* I ended up checking out a few more stores and the prices there were astronomical for a tube of mascara. 

It wasn't until a friend of mine posted on FB that she really liked it & showed the picture of it, that I decided to splurge on the mascara. She even paid more than I was about to so I said hey why not, and this'll give me a review to do :)

So here goes, the mascara comes in a clear package like all CoverGirl mascara, upon first glance it reminded me of the orange bulky mascara by Covergirl I used to use back in the day before I discovered the wonderful beauty of Falsies. The bright green tube is very appealing to me. It seems bright, fun and playful. For me it really made me want to try it, so great job on the packaging Covergirl. 

Next is part of my face without any makeup, just waking up no mascara. Just fresh lashes. Sorry about the mug shot LOL. 

Now, I always do my makeup when I am at my desk at work. I have no mirror by the way I either use my phone or my tablet as my "mirror" I keep forgetting to buy a mirror but I am so good at putting on make-up it doesn't bother me lol. I can do it in the car when people are driving, hitting bumps and all....I guess its a talent. Nevertheless I pulled the mascara out of the package, opened it up and was ready to use it. 

This picture is of some of the product on the brush, what I REALLY liked is that unlike my Falsies mascara there is not a lot of product that comes out when you dip the brush in. I didn't have slide the brush across the top of the bottle to remove the excess mascara from the brush, it put just the right amount of product on the brush every time. 

Here are a couple of pictures of the product on my lashes, I noticed a lot LESS clumping for sure, I didn't at first feel like it gave me length to my lashes like my Falsies do but after using it again today I feel that it does. I feel like there isn't a lot of flaking and clumping on my eye lashes, and when I touch them they still feel like my eye lashes verses my eye lashes with mascara on them. Don't get me wrong you can totally feel I have mascara on but there is a difference between this and my Falsies. 

Here is a pic of the finish look.

And here is a picture of an end of the day look to show you that my eyes still look great :)

Overall, I tried this product for two days and I will continue using it the rest of the week to get a thorough try but for now I really liked the new Covergirl Clump Crusher. I believe it did exactly what it said it would do. I noticed a lot less clumping and flaking, I loved that it uses less product so for me that's a little more bang for your buck. A little goes a long way which means I should get a longer use out of it. Now, don't get me wrong I still love my Falsies but I do think this one will be a staple in my make-up bag as well. Maybe this for my everyday wear and my Falsies for a girls night out event. If I have anything else to add I will do a follow up post but I think I am satisfied. 

A- Covergirl

So tell me what's your favorite mascara? Have you tried Falsies or the new Covergirl? What are your thoughts?

Hope you enjoyed my first review and stay tuned for many more!!

SS <3


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Or was it....

Hello Fabulous people!!!!

So now that the hype has died down a little bit, how about those Raven's eh?

Are you a Super bowl fan? Do you watch it for the teams or the commercials and half time show? Me personally I am a total football fan, however my team was not playing in the super bowl. That's neither here nor there, I like the Ravens and compared to the 9er's they were the underdog. I went for them for more of a sentimental and emotional reason more so than a statistic reason. I don't know if you all keep up with the players or not but earlier in the season there was a player that lost his brother, he was shot and killed early in the morning the day they had to play a game. The player went home to be with his family and later that evening came back to be with his other "family" (team). I thought it was so admirable. He said something along the lines of my brother would want me to be here so I am going to play my heart out for him, and with that the Raven's ended up winning that particular game. To see them in the Super bowl was the icing on the cake and I thought to myself if they win, all the hurt, all the pain, would be worth it. Playing the game and not letting your team down and playing in memory of your brother would make it all the better if even for a moment. They had someone looking over them as they played. I was very happy they won!! So that's why I picked the Ravens.

So did your team win? And what did you think of the commercials. Which one was your favorite? Which one was your least favorite? What did you think of the half time show?

So unfortunately I missed the first half of the game and the half time show. I kept up with the score through my phone, but after church I went on a mini road trip with a friend to Redlands California and we went to **DRUM ROLL PLEASE**
Famous Dave's  

I haven't been to this place since before I left Michigan over 5 years ago, so I couldn't pass this up. I am not really a BBQ fan so much but I know they have other food I can eat and I did. YUM-O!! Anywho I went there and caught some of the game on my friends father's phone (live) all you Verizon people that are into football know about this special app. Then on the drive home she played it on AM radio station so I could keep up with the game haha. She felt bad that she took me away from the Super Bowl knowing what a huge football fan I am. I thought that was sweet. However, when I got back home I heard there was a power outage after the halftime show. So I was able to catch the second half, I was so happy!! I missed some of the commercials but I did see a few I liked. 

This one I thought was funny and cute at the same time. I like the Doritos Commercials

Although I feel the Gangnam style dance is severely played out I thought this was kinda fun and uplifting

This one made me cry like a baby when I saw this. I was telling a co-worker about it yesterday and as I was telling her I burst into tears, told her I would pull it up so she could see it, so I pulled it up on my computer which has no sound to watch it to make sure it was the right one, so I watched it again with no sound and burst into tears, pulled it up again in our computer lab with speakers to show my co-worker and she and I both burst into tears LOL. I love this commercial and yes I know I am a sap

Okay your turn...answer the questions above, can't wait to see what you guys thought

SS <3

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Hola my beautiful people. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!!! Time for another Sunday Social and another look into my life. Hope you enjoy

1. If you were stuck on an island what are the two material items you would                                                     want to have? Cell Phone  & a man (LOL)

2. What are two TV shows you'd watch over and over? 
Drop Dead Diva & Scandal

3. If your house was on fire what two things aside from family, pets, etc would you grab? 
Cell Phone & Shoes

4. What are your two most favorite articles of clothing?
Shoes & Jeans

5. What two movies that you saw in the past year would you recommend to us?
Django is like the only movie I have recently seen. 

6. What are your two biggest guilty pleasures? 
Chocolate & Games 
I love games like Angry Birds, Family Feud, Chefville on Facebook lol I am a game junkie

Thanks for reading :)
SS <3

Your turn!!