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So, Last night went a little something like this....

Photos by Prince Williams of ATLpics.net

Last night I had the honor of attending a private screening of the anticipated film, "No Good Deed" Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson; followed by an intimate dinner at STRIP at Atlantic Station with actress Taraji and Producer Will Packer. First, I would like to add that I really appreciated the small gathering. It gave media an opportunity to really get a feel for the movie and who Taraji & Will are; as industry pros and everyday people. Here, they didn't feel above anyone, here they weren't "celebrities." Just people connecting with other people who's no longer separated by the red carpet. Unlike Think Like A Man Too movie premiere here in ATL (also Produced by W. Packer). It was crazy to say the least! That's just what happens when Kevin Hart comes to town. (lol)

I'm holding my review until the day No Good Deed hits theaters on September 12, 2014. So come back and read it before or after you see it.  (I suggest you read it after.) One thing I can tell you is to go see this movie because it is the FIRST black thriller with 2 Black Leads. Support Black Films!!!! Put your reservations aside (if you have any) and go see it for that one simple fact.

Here are a few photos from the night: 


Selfie with Taraji & Will


In Theaters September 12, 2014! Support Black Films
View Trailer HERE!

Taraji P. Henson & Will "Power" Packer

Waiting for them to arrive! Check my head wrap...My naturals know what this means...lol 


Listening intently to Will and T!









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You may have heard of the product before. Hell, you may even have it and never used it for what its really for (lol). Albolene is a "moisturizing cleanser that liquifies on contact with your skin.  Gently and thoroughly disloves makeup dirt, and even mascara." You all know I love to read the labels (you'd be surprised of how many people don't) and use the product exactly as it is instructed. 

Most women from what I've seen, use this product to help them sweat more in the waist area while working out. They apply Albolene to their stomach, sides and back. Then tightly cover the area with saran wrap. While working out the product creates a barrier on top of the sweat glands which causes the area to sweat more in the concentrated area. To be honest this is how/why I discovered discovered and purchased this product. I have not wrapped my belly with it yet to review it in that way, also, I didn't want to without using it for its true purpose anyway. LOL am I weird?

In one of my most popular blog posts I shared with you all that I have severely dry skin. Psoriasis and Eczema to be exact. I have really bad dry patches all around my nose, chin, behind and inside my ears! Crazy right? lol The front of the product says, "The Makeup Comes off, the Moisture stays in." So I had to give it a try. I wish I took a before and after. Even I if I did, I have to be honest and say I'd be afraid to post them. The dry patches on my face are just that bad. I use to wake up in the morning to large flakes on my face and it was simply embarrassing. Key word....WAS!

Using Albolene for a little over a week now, I am surprised and happy to say the dry patches on my face are almost 100% gone and healed! This has never happened before. I've found products to help maintain/ temporarily rid of my outbreaks (i.e Aquaphor and Me & The Girls Belza Beauty Bar) but I've never had anything get rid of and repair the skin underneath they dry patches. Outside of it being a makeup remover, this is an amazing product for those with dry skin. I would recommend men with extremely dry skin give it a shot as well. It's also great for removing your makeup. No need to panic or rush to the store when you run out of makeup remover wipes. 

If you are also interested in seeing how this works on your waistline, by all means give it a shot and let me know how it goes. Do you already use Albolene to help you sweat more in your waist line? Has it ever even dawned on you that its a facial cleanser? If so, have you tried it? If not, TRY IT! lol

Albolene can be purchased online and at you local Walgreens for $10-$13 (depending on where you buy!)

Until Next time,
<3 Bee


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(Because I was about to flip a table. LOL)



Yesterday was a typical full day. Woke up, fed the kids, bathed the kids, preschool prep, makeup clients, check/respond to emails, grocery shopping, made lunch/dinner, do laundry, sanitize makeup kit, etc. I can honestly keep going with all that's required of me each day. When I put the kids to bed last night, I went and sat on the couch and just began staring at the wall.

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I'm coming to you today with yet another Body Butter Review! You guys know that I have extremely dry skin and lately, body butters (mainly natural based and handmade) have come to my rescue. I'm able to control the dryness throughout the day, but when I wake up in the morning.....HAVE MERCY Jesus, my face and other dry patches on my body looks like one big scab. So I have to exfoliate and moisturize these areas at least twice a day. Because I put my skin through so much, its important for me carry a good moisturizer with me. So I put these to the test during Bronner Brother's Weekend here in Atlanta, GA last weekend. Did these in particular work for me? Was it able to replace one of my Top 3 Body Butters? Let's get into this review...


Packaging: In my previous body butter reviews, I don't believe I've commented or reviewed their packaging. It didn't really stand out, but I absolutely love Naturally Fly's packaging! From the body butters to the website, really impressive! I love when people put just as much into their packaging as they do the product. It all connected.


Smell: Like I've said before in other product reviews, before I begin testing a product I read the labels and its claims. If the label says "Honey Punch" I better get punched in the nose with Honey! LOL and that I DID! A friend of mine came over and saw it sitting on the table and screamed, "OMG I've been looking for a shea butter that smells like Honey! Does it?" I told her to check it out for herself. She opened it was very pleased with the scent and said it was exactly what she was looking for. Of course she tried to sweet talk me out of mine, but I politely handed her one of the many business cards Naturally Fly sent me and directed her to their website. Midnight Mango however, did not  have the same effect on me. The butter smells amazing, it does. It a fruity smell, but I couldn't find even and underlining scent of Mango.


Texture: Its a very soft and light whipped butter. It applies very light, and does in fact leave a natural glow like the label says.  However, I have ONE (1) con with the texture. It left my palms feeling very oily and a little sticky. I thought it could just be the honey in the "Honey Punch" but I had the same experience with Midnight Mango as well. My skin felt great, but I didn't like the fact that I had to wipe the palms of my hands off on something to remove the excess product. Because of the lingering product, I used it in areas that would use a little more. Like my knees, elbows, and heels of my feet and it was Perfect! This butter is perfect for all your rough edges.


Over all, the butters are great, but my Top 3 will remain the same. Oh, I have to add that I did leave "Honey Punch" in the car by accident and the sun melted it down (this happened after my weekend of putting it to the test). It may sound strange, but I liked how the product felt as a solid butter more. Maybe when the sun melted the product, it allowed the ingredients to really come together. LOL! *shrugs* (just an observation).


This product is 100% natural and is worth trying! We all have different skin conditions and this very well may be what your skin needs! Use the discount code "FLY2014" to receive 10% OFF your order at NaturallyFlySpot.com!










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If you've been keeping up with me, you'd know I spent the last few days covering the Bronner Brother's International Hair Show. The weekend ended for me in the Omni Hotel, downtown ATL for UPSCALE Magazines exclusive social media mixer. We were served stellar salmon cakes, pineapple chicken kabobs and an endless flow of Voscato (a mixture of Vodka and Moscato)! It was so tasty! Check out the photos below of our private soirĂ©e!

Thank you MEDIALIFTED for capturing such stellar images! 


Our view from the 15th floor of the Omni Hotel was Beyond Amazing


Sheen Magazine + Bernard Bronner + Steps Events!








Bloggers Pictured with Bernard Bronner! (lol @ FreddyO!)


Hope you enjoyed this quick recap and photos! I had a great time! Thanks to Bronner Brother's and Jai Stone for everything!



Until next time...


  

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I'm here to give you a recap of Day 2 of the Bronner Brother's International Hair Show! Unfortunately, I missed ALL of day 1. I had clients that day, but by the last one I had a little time to hurry over to catch the tail end of the day. However I ended up in some really bad traffic, then I got a traffic ticket. So I figured at that point I should probably go home (lol). 

Who are the Bronner Brother's? Click here to learn more!


Day 2 of the show I arrived around 2pm. The first thing I did was hit up the #FORDUP booth and snapped a few photos and entered to win a 2015 Ford Mustang! Lord, if you love me...I'll win. 

LOL...I'm mad the tech didn't tell me I was holding the sign upside down. Its all good tho. #fordupsidedown lol 


 I was surprised to see more beauty based vendors this time around(for us beauty addicts). The Bronner Brother's hair show is mainly for hair stylists, so to see them expand on beauty was a pleasant surprise. I was ESPECIALLY happy to see a display by MORPHE Brushes! 





Ok to answer you question: Yes, this is fake M.A.C. With that said, I always wonder where they purchase this. I mean, some of the packaging is damn near SPOT ON! However when you try the blushes which I did, it just looked like dust on the back of my hand. You can't cut corners...just buy the real thing. 


Faux Brats! EyeLash Vendor


Live Makeup Demos at Danessa Myrics Booth!

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES:

Johnny Wright (Hair Stylist to the one and ONLY Michelle Obama) 
This is as close as I've been to her. HA!


 Kim Kimble (Star of LA Hair at her booth Promoting her Hair Care Line K2 Beauty! Love the name, Its catchy!)

Porsha Williams promoting her Line of "NAKED" Hair Extensions


R&B Diva's Syleena Johnson and Meelah (Original member of the girls group 702)



Overall, I had a great time. I also love how the bloggers were taken care of this time around. We felt apart of the show! I didn't feel used, which isn't always the case. Thanks Bronner Brother's for such an awesome time!

Until Next Time,
<3 Bee