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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Why Are You Still Single?

I am a statistic. And there are millions more like me. Forty-five percent of black women in America have never been married, compared with 23 percent of white women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey in 2006.

While there are some positive traits to the single life- come & go as you please, make your own decisions without having to discuss, take solo vacations or travel with your friends, cook for yourself, the toilet seat is always down, a ton of quiet time (no disagreements, etc.) & more. However, I see it this way: two heads are definitely better than one. I mean, who in life has accomplished their most important milestones/goals and did it alone? As I write this, I think about the women I know that are single and also the ones that are married. Many are in happy marriages and some..well, not so happy marriages. Some are expectant single mothers and some are single mothers.

This afternoon, I had a conversation with a friend of mine that happens to be a single mom, approaching 40 in a few years, and has never been married. "I feel sorry for black women," she said. I proceed to ask her why. "Because half of us are single. Some of us by choice and some of us who are ready to be in a relationship, ready to love, to be married, and live this life raising a family and not being alone." She had a point that is so true & unfortunately, has become an epidemic amongst black women.

Back in the day, the woman was in the home raising the family and taking care of the home front while the man was out working & bringing home the bacon. Balanced, right? Today, the woman has now entered the workforce, juggling being a wife, mother, and her career. These days, it's 50/50 as in both parties are bringing something to the table. The more the merrier, right? Besides, I believe this is a plus for a man who is seeking out his life partner.



Is marriage in the cards for the successful, career driven, holding it down on the home front, independent yet humble, nurturing black woman that would like to meet that special man, and build a relationship with the potential to marry? Can it happen in circumstances where it doesn't seem like it's ever going to? From experience, I'm told to stay in prayer, occupy your time with the things you love to do, nurture your existing friendships; however, there is still a void. I have become to accept the fact that I'm currently a statistic, and unfortunately, it is what it is.


So why is a beautiful woman like you still single you ask? I'm single because I haven't met a man smart enough to swoop me up. I bring great credentials to the table and it's unfortunate that I'm told, ''It's too good to be true. Something has got to be wrong with you," or "when does the mask come off?" Well, nothing is wrong and the mask will never come off because I'm me no matter what. What you see is what you get. I'm a great catch and until I meet the one, that special man, who realizes that without the loop holes what a rare & precious gift he's found, I will remain single. Is it worth the wait? Yes, indeed it is. It took a long while but I'm confident my time will come and so will yours.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pieces











All of this and then some can be found in the southern city of Atlanta:
3234-A Roswell Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.869.2476

Tell Pieces Inc. owner Lee Kleinhelter that Get It Girl sent you~

Monday, December 7, 2009

Leopard Lovaaaaaah!!!




Exquisite illustrations by Eduard Erlikh (1st & 3rd) & Bella Pilar (2nd & 4th).

What In The World Is That??!

My words exactly as I walked down the stairs and out the door this morning to see this:

Aaaaah, the joys of living in the Midwest...sigh..ugh.

Friday, December 4, 2009

What Inspires You?



Purple + Gold = Royalty

Here's a fashion and home prospective on purple & gold. What a divine combo if I must say so myself~

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Super Affordable Holiday Gift Sets


Bobbi Brown Feed 10 Pouch, $50

Carol's Daughter Limited Edition Recipe For Naturally Beautiful Hair, $29

Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum Eye Palette, $40

Philosophy 'Twas the Night Before Set, $20
Fresh Petite Candle Trio, $45

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye's Collector Set, $249

To view more options go here & here

Bella Paintings

Thanks to Fly for introducing me to Bella Foster. Here's some of her lovely still life paintings.



Monday, November 30, 2009

Jay Dilla's Fall In Love..

Miguel Atwood Ferguson & Carlos NiƱo - Fall In Love

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Glamourous Honor


Sheer fierceness is that of Rihanna rocking this magnificent gown at the Glamour Awards the other nite. Just fab period.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Breaking Down


20% off at beautyhabit.com. when you enter instyle at the checkout. I may have to go ahead & go ahead...yeah.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Purpose of Primer

The purpose of foundation primer includes but is not limited to providing a flawless base for foundations & tinted moisturizers, prep and smoothes your facial skin, assists with decreasing the look of larger pores, and extends the wear and staying power of foundation. Here's a few of the best primers currently on the market:










Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer--Delicate, light, and silky are
all the rave that makes this product a true favorite amongst consumers. $36









Chanel Blanc Universel -- Known to be one of Chanel's top products, it has been quoted to be magical. Not only is it highly beneficial to filling in pores and those fine lines, but it also helps suppress ruddy skin tones. $44













Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free Contains silicone which aids in a smooth, gliding application & fills in fine lines and wrinkles. $30














Mac Prep+Prime Skin Primer--Literally known to keep your foundation in place all day. Low impact to the budget is also a nice perk here. $25














Sephora Skin Smoothing Makeup Base--A great basic primer that's popular and doesn't disappoint in the bargain department. $12

*A note to the wise: Please be sure to exfoliate the skin at least one to two times a week to rid all scalie/dry skin possibilities. This will ensure that you're getting the best possible results of what your primer has to offer. Afterall, primer atop dry skin is not a good look whatsoever!