Showing posts from May, 2013

Haul!: Sephora, Macy's, Kohl's and Elder-Beerman

Hey scholars!  In a couple of weeks I will be starting my internship to fulfill a requirement for my degree. The director of my program told me the dress code was casual and that I could only wear jeans and tennis shoes on days I will be moving boxes and other stuff. Well since I am a graduate student I do not wear tennis shoes a lot, however; this internship gave me a great excuse to do some shopping. First stop was the Sephora counter at JC Penney for two reasons: one, my best friend is getting married in a couple of months and she wanted some advice on some cosmetics and two, I needed some facial products and some foundation. They were out of the foundation I wanted but I did find some other products.


I went with a few products from Boscia- I bought the Detoxifying Black Cleanser, Facial Polish and the Balancing Facial Toner. From the NARS line I went with the tinted moisturizer in Martinique (Medium/Dark 3) and from Smashbox I bought the CC Cream in dark. I also bought a s…

What's in my Candy Bag?

Hey Scholars! I am obsessed with handbags, satchels are my favorite. Right now one of my favorite handbags is the Furla Candy Bag. I am the proud owner of the Candy Bag in Dragon Fruit (the name of the color). This satchel is so spacious. I tend to pack a lot of stuff in my handbags but I am more conscientious when it comes to packing this one because the material is PVC.

So what do I pack inside this beauty?

Pen/Paper I carry around a pen and some paper because I never know when I may need them for whatever purposes.
Keys On my key ring are the keys to my apartment, mailbox and car along with an alarm. Also, is a lucky penny I got from the Paul Laurence Dunbar House in Dayton, Ohio. I have pepper spray my mother bought for me and half of a colorful butterfly also from my mom; I drop my keys a lot and it broke. The other half is on a shelf in my bedroom.
Small Bag/Clutch I keep my female toiletries in this bag. I keep it with me at all times because I never know who will need some protec…

Summer Reads Part Two: The E-Books

Hey Scholars! In part one I discussed my summer reading list in terms of physical books. This list is about the e-books also on my summer reading list. I have bought so many it is hard to keep up with what is on my Barnes and Noble Nook Color. There are some that I have bought a little while ago that I want to read very badly, so this summer presents the perfect time to do so. I was a little reluctant at first when it came to e-readers because of my love affair with physical books. When I did come around my choice was the Nook Color because at the time it was one of the first e-readers that had back lighting enabling me to read in the dark. I am happy that I eventually came around because I love my Nook. It is convenient and since I travel somewhat frequently, I do not have to decide which of my hundreds of books to pack. In addition, I do not have to worry about the extra weight of books in my luggage.

 So here is my list of e-books on my partial summer reading list:

Beverly Jen…

Summer Reads Part One: The Physical Books

Hey Scholars!  My name is Rebekkah and I am an avid reader (everyone say: Hi Rebekkah!). Seriously, I love to read. This stems from my parents buying tons of books for my brother and me. As a child I enjoyed reading because of all the places I could go and the people I met in the many stories I read. As an adult I still love reading. I read books from many different authors across many genres. Even though my days are hectic between being a full-time graduate student and working part-time (sometimes full-time) it is hard to squeeze in reading for pleasure. Currently, I am taking a six week summer course and then I start my internship. This summer my evenings belong to me, meaning that when I come home I am not bogged down with research, writing papers or studying for exams. Basically,  I will be able to read whatever I want, whenever I feel like it.
     When books that I want to read come out, I usually shelve them until I can get to them. I have been buying a lot of books some o…

DIY Natural Face Scrub and Moisturizer

Hey scholars! My skin looks like it is on the mend. It does look substantially clear than it has been in the last several weeks. Although my skin is no longer breaking out, I have notice that there are a lot of blackheads. So once every two weeks I exfoliate and moisturize with a dark brown sugar and Sweet Almond Oil scrub. The two of these ingredients together are dynamic! Both of these ingredients are packed with benefits for skin.

Dark Brown Sugar:
It is raw and natural therefore it does not contain chemical preservatives. Included in dark brown sugar is B vitamins that come from the molasses that gives the dark brown sugar its coloring and moist texture. B Vitamins are powerful antioxidants that prevent as well as repair damage to skin as a result from the sun and other environmental factors. Not only does dark brown sugar function as a moisturizer it also works as an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells that clog pores and trap oil and acne causing bacteria.

Sweet Almond Oil:
This …