Memorial Day, not just a three day weekend

Hey everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far.  We’ve been out all day, first we took the boys to an arcade called Ultra Zone, then we hung out at National Harbor for a while and we just checked into a hotel for the night.  We decided to stay away from the beaches and amusement parks to avoid the ridiculously large crowds of people.  Those are first two places everyone goes to for Memorial Day, which brings me to the purpose of this post….On a day that is supposed to be for remembering our fallen soldiers, everyone seems to think it’s just about the beach, BBQ’s, pool parties and a three day weekend.  Being the wife of a veteran and having friends and other family members who have served and are still serving, I find that disrespectful and it really strikes a nerve with our family.

By all means, have your parties, enjoy the weekend, have fun.  I’m just asking that at some point you remember the reason you have a day off work and a longer weekend.  Remember those who gave their lives and are no longer here to enjoy the simple things in life like a weekend at the beach.  Just for a second, think of all the families that have lost their loved ones.  For those of you who have served, are serving or have lost someone you love in service…our hearts go out to you.  From our family to yours, thank you for your service.


The Subconscious Mind

“Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.”

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy

Hey loves!! Tomorrow is Friday…yay!! So real quick, I just wanted to share how much I love this gel nail polish from Revlon. This is the reason I won’t be going back to a nail salon to get my nails done, well my fingernails anyway….I’ll definitely still be getting my toes done lol! Anyway, this stuff is awesome! It’s long lasting and there’s a very nice selection of colors.
I got these two colors and the diamond top coat(which is needed) for $5 a piece at Target. I don’t have a picture of my nails right now because it’s time for me to redo them, but as soon as I do I’ll be sure to show them off!!
That’s it from me tonight. I’m still reading everybody else’s blogs though!! Have a great night loves!! 💋


Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy

My new favorite foundation!

Hey guys! I hope you all are enjoying your Friday night…me, I’m in pajamas, nice and comfy in my bed. I’ve been out all day, and yes…some shopping was involved!! I mentioned before that I was really loving the sample I tried of MAYBELLINE Fit Me! Matte +Poreless Foundation. Well, I bought it. It was only like $7.00 at Target. It’s not like I went to Ulta or Sephora. You guys see how I go back and forth with myself, trying to justify. It’s a mess, but whatever…new make up, yay!!

Good night loves 💋

MAYBELLINE Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation in shade 220 Natural Beige

MAYBELLINE Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation in shade 220 Natural Beige

I did it again 😮

I said I wasn’t going to do it.  I said I wasn’t going to buy anymore stuff, especially hair products. I mentioned in one of my other posts that my supply of hair products is fully stocked. I don’t/didn’t NEED anymore, but of course I WANTED more.
I took my boys to get haircuts yesterday and my oldest is like me, very particular about what he puts in his hair. He wanted to get some shampoo/conditioner from Sally Beauty Supply. He uses Shea Moisture African Black soap deep cleansing shampoo and the balancing conditioner.


Both boys have eczema and dry, itchy scalp so this stuff really helps them with that. Shea Moisture products just happened to be  on sale, great! I love a sale!

I have been wanting to try Creme of Nature Argan Oil products for a while. Some of the curly girls I watch on youtube have had great results. I figured, why not? It’s cheaper than the stuff I normally use. So in my mind even though I was buying stuff I didn’t need again, I was still winning, lol! I bought their sulfate free shampoo, pure-licious co-wash, Argan buttermilk leave in hair milk, the pudding perfection curl enhancing creme, their intensive conditioning treatment and their strength & shine leave in conditioner. I also bought some more Jamaican black castor oil because I did actually need more of that,  and I got some rice paper oil absorbing blotting tissue.



It all came to a total of $75. My boy looked at me like I was crazy! I mean, he got two things so the whole $75 wasn’t just my stuff. That and the fact that what I bought this time is cheaper than my “go to” products, well that’s pretty much the only defense I have. 😐
I may do a review on it. I hope it’s as good as everyone says!

Kisses 💋 Melissa

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Hey loves, I hope everyone has had a good day. It’s been a busy one for me and it’s pouring….but I did manage to stop and see the new Avengers movie. It was ok, not as good as I expected but oh well. I’m home now and I have nothing to do tomorrow so it’s time to relax.
So, social media is a really big thing now and I know I’m following some of you on other sites and a few people are following me as well. If you want you can find me on instagram: shes_so_nc
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Now it’s time to kick back and see what I can find on Netflix. Good night loves! 💋

More Goodies

So…I bought some more stuff Friday from the exchange on base. I shouldn’t have and definitely didn’t need to but it was only a few little things. First, I came across this Olive & Green Tea soap by Nubian Heritage. I had never seen it before but it smelled good and it’s supposed to be anti-aging, moisturizing and nourishing. Besides, I’m all over anything with green tea!! Next, I headed over to the NYX counter, I just couldn’t resist. I bought the lipstick butter in the shade Taffy Bonbon Au Caramel. That’s one of the shades I didn’t have and it’s cute for spring. I also got cream eye shadows in Pink Rose, Pink and Copper. I’ve only had one other cream shadow, I got it in my ipsy bag last year and loved it, so when I saw these…I had to!! They opened a MAC store in the exchange not too long ago and I was on my way in there but my wife Emily was two steps ahead of me and pulled me away. Dang it! It’s ok, we’re on base often so it’s inevitable, I WILL be in there soon! Right outside the MAC store was this little boutique with really pretty spring/summer dresses. I was just looking with no intentions of buying, but Emily came across two that were absolutely beautiful and matched the NYX shadows I had just bought. So of course I bought them! We were out the whole day, we went so many places and that’s all I bought!  I’m so proud of myself. We went out today and I didn’t buy anything. I’m telling you guys, I have a problem when it comes to shopping  and the struggle is real lol! I’m sure someone can relate, I can’t be the only one! Also, I tried a sample of Maybelline Fit me! Matte + Poreless foundation, loved it!! That’s what I used for yesterday’s make up. The shade I used was 220 Natural Beige. I think I may be replacing my bare Minerals Bareskin Pure Brightening serum foundation with that stuff!! I just wanted to share that with you guys, enjoy the rest of your Sunday loves! 💋 image