Thursday, June 30, 2011

Talk To Me Thursday

Hello Cazhes,

I am still praising God thru song and praise.  I am so thankful right now, I am not where I want to be or even close to the promises God has for me, but in the midst of my journey I can say Thank you Lord, Thank you for the right now the today, tomorrow and yes even yesterday.  I am not perfect and I make mistakes but thank you for every lesson learned and every situation that I shall grow from and be closer to you.  Well as we embark on this holiday weekend I pray you guys be safe and enjoy your family and friends. Love you all CocoaDout...

Mary Mary - Thank You

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hello Cazhes,

Hope all is going good with you guys, So if you remember I won a $50 Victoria Secrets Gift card from my girl Glamourous Gleams.  So I placed my order a week and a half ago and has been excited to receive it or get a email stating that it was shipped and I believe the shipping date it showed was 6/30/11. I did it when they had free shipping with $25 order.  So I found it weird that I haven't gotten any correspondence from them at all but more emails to shop.  So I called to check my order status there is none in the system for me.  So I'm like What.. yep my order was never processed that means that I would have to redo the order all over and might not get the FREE SHIPPING.  Well I did call and spoke to someone who said that I would still qualify for FREE SHIPPING or that he could mail me out a plastic gift card.  I wished I would've asked for that before so that I could have taken advantage of the sale at my local store.  Just frustrated but not going to let it get me down I was so excited about getting that VS Face Primer but I will have it eventually.  Just sharing with you guys did you try to shop online during the Semi Annual Sale and did you guys face any problems?  This is my second disappointment with Victoria Secrets the last time it was a run in with an eyeshadow me thinking that if you don't like a product after one use you could return it, well NO.  Victoria Secret doesn't accept returns on any of there makeup products after purchasing, which I thought was weird would if it was a gift or if you have a receipt?  NO they do not return any of their makeup products and it is on the back of the receipt.

Well I will probably just have them mail me a plastic card and use at my local store.  Just disappointed was excited to be getting my items soon but minor delay I guess.  What are you guys up too? 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yaay,, I checked the mailbox...

Hello Cazhes,

Hello hope all is well with you guys.  Been a lil busy catching up on some much needed rest and other things and haven't  had time to post still have to do the teal smokey eye video and I will be gettting that to you guys soon hopefully.    So on  Saturday June 25, 2011,  well my mail don't run till the end of the afternoon, anywho so when i went to check my mail box guess what I received... hmmmmm...

My winnings from Ms. Andree Marie Giveaway..

I am so excited, as most of you know I am currently rocking an invisible part sew in and oooh this came right on time my head has been itching for days but I have been to lazy to wash it and I knew that this was coming so decided to wait.  Yuck I know but I will be washing it sometime this week just didn't get around to it last night, smh I even missed the BET Awards dang it just busy as a bee which is good.  Well Thanks again Ms. Andree girl you had that on speed delivery it got here so fast and I am so excited and cant wait to use it.  I recieved  1 Large Keracare shampoo and the Nail kit by Avlon. I didnt get a chance to take a picture of package but I will post pics and give of review of how I like the product which I am sure I will love it.  Keracare is a very good haircare company that has quality haircare products. If you guys haven't checked Ms. Andree Marie's  blog  here is the link :  and please stop buy she has some awesome information on haircare, hairstyles, maintenance on beauty and she even shares with you a lil bit of herself from watching her hang out with friends and family. 

So how do you guys manage and maintain your sew ins or alternate hairstyles? Well thats all for now my cazhes..CocoaDout..

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Talk To Me Thursday

Hello Cazhes,

I am praising God through song this week just thanking him for everything he has done for me in my life and for others as well.. So today I am sharing a few songs that encourage me and that I hope show God how important he is to me.  Blessings to you all have a safe and wonderful weekend. CocoaDout.

Marvin Sapp The Best In Me I love this song..

Mary Mary I Worship You..

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Getting Smoked... Eyes that is. cont..

Hey Cazhes,

Ok so I have started already with one of my challenges, I think I am going to aim for friday nights to post the smokey eye looks cuz thats getting you ready for the weekend.  So this one I did last week so here it is hope you guys like CocoaDout..

Smokey Eye Challenge:

Here is My version of a Teal Smokey Eye...

Black Radiance Primer
Milk of Magnesia to combat oiliness
Maybelline Pure liquid foundation dark 2 and dark 1 mixed
contoured with  WNW Vanity matte brown eyeshadow
under eye elf tone corrector concealor in spice
set with maybelline fit me pressed powder in 355
blush Mac Raizin
set face with Ruby Kisses 16hr hold loose setting powder in bananb love this stuff..

Primer : Ruby Kisses 24/7 Magic Eyeshadow Primer
Base: Mac Groundwork paintpot
lid: Mac teal pigment
outer v: wnw lust matte black
crease: elf eyeshadow in cocoa bean
browbone: mac arena
lashline: Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in black
waterline: Mac smolder eye pencil
lashes: cherry blossom forgot the number sorry

Mac chestnut lipliner
WNW megalast lipstick in 903c it was something peach
milani lipgloss in lip party 706 pink shimmer

Hair: Invisible Part Sew In w/ Urban Beauty Hair 10inch done by Ms. BlackberryKisses on yt.

Hope you guys enjoy..

Monday, June 20, 2011

Show me how you Smoke... them Eyes that is....with Special Guest Apperances.

Hey Cazhes,

So I am starting a new series just a challenge to myself to play in my makeup and try to get this smokey eye thing down.  I know how I like my smokey eye to look but its so many ways and techniques to achieve the smokey eye.  Now let me give you some background on how I feel in love with a smokey eye.  Well it started with a payless ad years ago, OMG Star Jones had the baddest smokey eye I ever saw.. I have been trying to perfect it every are a few pics of Star...

Ok so I decided to go find a definition for the smokey eye lol.. boy you will be surprised at what people say.. or what you find on google.  So here are a few definition or descriptions on the term "smokey eye":
  • The "smoky eye" is currently a popular technique for eye makeup on women right now, supposedly because it gives a sexy, sultry look.
  • Well, no "look" is truly natural, so I'm not sure that matters. But my guess is that the smoky eye is really a deliberate, morning-after, slept-in-your-makeup-after-sex look.
  • It makes the eyes look bigger and the whites of the eyes pop without resorting to unnatural colors like blues and greens.
  • If I could sum it up in a string words: 70s, NYC, Electroclash, Drugs (what?) smh....
  • It kind of has that look. Very bohemian, very peasant girl.
  • The "smoky eye" look is derivative of the traditionally applied kohl eye make-up used by various cultures around the world. It has been used seemingly for thousands of years to "enhance" the appearance of one's eyes.
  • I think it's been around for a while but it was seen more on models and less on everyday people.  
  • On the contrary, whole industries revolve around predicting and deciding what products and styles will become cool. In the fall of '05 cosmetics manufacturers had a coordinated rollout of "smoky" colors and "smoky eye" kits. The cosmetics companies bought ads in the women's magazines to show their new colors and promoted them to stylists so they appeared in editorial photography, and wham, it's what the hot girls were wearing. And what the hot girls are wearing is what's hot.

Well this is what I got from searching google for definition smokey eye.. amazing lol.. well here are some smokey eye looks that my fabulous friends did just to give a various looks of smokey eyes.. Both of these diva's are on youtube so please hit them up and subscribe..
Introducing my friends....
Chah Chahz Barbie..
 Smokey Eye Series: "Amethyst Smoke"

Eyes: Maybelline's Amethyst Smoke Quad, Maybelline's Soft black eye liner pencil

Face: MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Deep Dark and Mac's Vintage Grape Blush

Lips: MAC's Night Moth Lip liner and NYX's Paris lipstick
Please check my girl out on youtube.. she got makeup skills and can really sing yall.. also she is coming to blogger soon.. thanks L for participating in the smokey eye challenge.. she did another look that I will feature on next week smokey eye challenge..
Next up my girl..
Ms. Blackberrykisses..

And since my diva sis.. didnt give me her product info used I just included more looks that she has done.. please go subscribe to my sis on youtube she has hair and product reviews and tutorials as well.. this is the sew in queen who hooks my do up... . . and check out her blog  Thanks sis for doing the smokey eye challenge..
Well stay tuned for my smokey eye looks.. And special shout out to my girlfriends who made a special guest apperance on my blog and sharing there variations of the smokey eye... Thank you Ladies I appreciate you Diva's.. Hope you guys enjoyed and how do you Diva's achieve your smokey eye looks?  Much luv CocoaDout....

Ms. Viva Glam is having a Giveaway...

Hello Cazhes,

Would you like the chance to win a free Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush?  All you have to do is click on the link below and Go sub to Ms. Viva Glam and follow the rules to her 100 subbie giveaway and get your chance to win this fab brush.. Good Luck.. CocoaDout..

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Talk To Me Thursday

Hello Cazhes,

Hope all is well with you guys.  Boy this week has been so long and I was off sick from work yesterday and it still feels long geesh.  If I told you some of the things me and my family has been through and is currently going through I dont think you would believe it!  I dont even believe it sometimes I dont even know how I am sitting here today writing you guys.  But what I do know is its by God's grace!  He gives us the strength to press on and make it thru he has healed and strengthen us thru Jesus Christ.  Well I have been praising God thru songs, songs that encourages and reminds me of where I came from, where I am now and knowing the promises God has for me I know where Im going.. God just wants us to seek him first and all our hearts desires he will give to us as long as its in his will.  Hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend as always im praying for you please send up a pray for me.. much luv CocoaDout...

Deitrick Haddon- Love him like I do

"You want to know why I love Him like I do
Cause when my enemies said I was through
He took me from the bottom
And put me on the top
He laid His hands on me
And now I can't be stopped"

Thats when I remind myself that I aint giving up cuz Im a .....Survivor...=Destiny Child

"After all of the darkness and sadness,   
Still comes happiness,
If I surround myself with positive things,
I'll gain prosperity."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whats going on Wednesday..

Hello Cazhes,

Hope all is well with you guys, geesh I have been busy.. which is good busy keeps my blood pumping and moving and happy as well but tired.  Ok so few things coming I won another giveaway yippee.. so I will be  posting about that soon.  I have decided to start a new series and step out there and challenge myself further and do a smokey eye look series where I would post a smokey look once a week.  I'm just trying to step my game up a little and of course play in my makeup.  Speaking of playing in my makeup I need to start shopping my stash and need to hit pan on a couple of items before I can even think about purchasing anything else.  How do you guys shop your stash and work your hit pan reggies I need some tips.  I dont wear much eyeshadow on a daily basis but I need to use more of my makeup and stop letting it just sit there.  Its really due to laziness in the morning, I prefer to sleep in later haha. Also to come I will be creating a new youtube channel soo that sounds like a contest and giveaway coming soon.  I might need some help rainstorming contest ideas.

Ok now I entered a contest.on facebook it was asking  for your Best Beachy Bronzed Look for my girl Ms. April Antoinette if you guys are on facebook you must check her out!  She is the (in my Tamar voice) so its a must this diva is on her grind she moved from Hot Florida to New York to jump off her career as a MUA.. I give her mad prompts that is Major and my girl has worked on several celebrities already and now she is a M.A.C. girl yes now she works for M.A.C. 
So now that leads me into a favor I need from you guys.. Please I really need your help in voting for me! I need you guys to go to .April Antoinette Makeup Artist!!!  Here is the link:!/photo.php?fbid=10150651788290223&set=o.142168515833676&type=1&theater  Please so ya girl some support. The more likes I get the better my chances for winning but most of all make sure you check out Ms. April also @
Well here is a few photos of the look I did, let me know what you guys think?  And what are your go to products to get that beachy bronzed look.  Im thinking bout purchasing the Iman Bronzer in Afterglow it would have been great to have on hand for this look I did.  Much Luv to you all.. CocoaDout..



Hello Cazhes,

Guess what you guys, I have been given a One Lovely Blog Award yaaaah. I was checking my comments and I saw that I was awarded a blog award from a friend and inspiration to me.  The award came from ASingleMothersJourney. (http://www.asinglesmothersjourney/.).  Oh my I was so excited, shocked, and happy this brought tears to my eyes. I thought it was the sweetest thing ever.  I have only been on blogger for a few months and I currently have 19 wonderful members in my family.  You guys just don't know how much you mean to me!  I enjoy the time that we share from reading your channel and interacting from mines.  You guys inspire me so much from hair tips, beauty looks, the latest trends, styles, organization, cooking, recipes, sharing your day to day life and even spiritual and personal growth.  Now the rules and requirements with the recipient's of this Award is listed below.

The Rules

1. Link back to the person who passed you the award
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 15 blogs
4. Drop them a note and tell them about it
Seven Random Things About Me
  1. You would be shocked to know that I collect E.T. dolls lol I know he is so cute.
  2. I love the way Comet cleaner smells, i sprinkle it in the sink just to smell it wish they made an air freshener in this scent weird I know.
  3. My favorite color is pink well fuchsia
  4. I originally wanted to own a beauty salon, but changed my mind cause I'm not one for gossiping and drama (silly me) might still pursue it one day.
  5. I am a Leo, Born August 1st.
  6. The worst thing you can do is lie to me, I dislike liars its a pet peeve of mines as my mom would say "Say what you mean and mean what you say" lol at her right now.
  7. As soon as I get home I'm logging into my blogger account to see whats going on with you guys.
Now onto the Lovely people I am awarding the award to drum roll please:    This young lady is so talented and beautiful you see that from the way she is with taking care of her daughters, she really spends alot of time and puts her best into everything she does with them.  I admire her strength, wisdom, and her ambition for more in life.  She is gorgeous and the legs on this diva sorry im just saying lol. Hot Mama so jelly of those legs girl going back to the gym asap.  She has recipes, inspirational messages and this diva can shop.  Ms.VivaGlam, this Diva is like your homegirl that you see yourself sitting on a porch with laughing and having a good time chilling and relaxing.  She is very warm and kind and has a great smile. She shares ootd, fotd, from reviews down to organization tips.  She was my very first subscriber well family member and I enjoy her blog so you should check her out I know you will too. Ms. Sher, this lady is like a sister of mines she is always there to encourage and support you and have your back.  She reminds me so much of one of my family members I smile everytime i see her with her LOTD'S.  Cause that's how much she remind me of them.  Sher has everything on her page this diva her know she can shop and I betch she gets all the good deals too.  Sister girl be hooking the LOTD's up eyeshadow and lips be popping.  I would love to play in her makeup stash. Aww this Diva is like a lil sister to me in my head.  She will take you with her on her natural hair journey while still pumping out style, beauty, and glamour.  My girl shows you how to be cute and chic.  And she is living her life like is golden and enjoys spending her time with friends and family see how you fit in check her out.  Now this Diva right here has every color nail polish you can think of!  I mean man I could go to her spot and pick out any color I could ever want.  She keeps you hip on whats new and whats in style with nail care and color and other beauty tips as well.  I am still in awe of the nail polish collection she must have so if you are into your nails and all the lovely shades and designs that are out there or just for beauty tips or getting to know someone new please stop by and check her out.  Ms. Andree is a hair dresser and stylist she blogs about her adventures at work, on set at photo shoots, hair care tips, styling and also shares a bit of her personal life.  Please check her out you wont be disappointed she keep showing these nice haircuts.. its tempting me to cut mines again noo I cant tryin to grow it out lol. sorry got sidetracked but check her out. Meet Ms. Nicole, as she breaks down product by product and rate these beauty items we so fall in love and die to get our hands on.   Nicole rates products as far as to what they the company promise to give us the consumers.  I don't know about you but its good to get another person ratings and feelings about certain products that I been wanting to try. She also does FOTD, LOTD, and so much more.  Be sure to check her out this diva is making moves she know the business..  Diva, Diva, Diva Ms. Mommy in heels she is a mom, wife, and student this diva gives you the rundown on healthy hair and how to maintain it for everyone in the fam from Ms Diva herself to hubby, son and and lil mama too lol she is so cute.  Ms. Mommy gives you all her hair care tips and recipes for make it yourself hair remedies and treatments also she shares beauty and health tips that help you to be the best Diva possible.  Please check her out she has the music playing for you.. Please meet Funmi, A beautiful Diva who has her eyes on Jesus and everything God has for her.  I enjoy her blog very much, she is an inspiration to me. I am trying to better my walk with Jesus and become a better person mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and in every way possible.  So I know that Ms. Funmi and her messages will definitely help me along my way.  Please be sure to check her out you wont regret it. This fashionista shares her fashion sense and her taste for the fine cuisine.  She has a contagious smile that makes you feel as if you were kickin it with her on one of her outings to dine or just having fun with friends and family.  Although im new to her blog I am so intrigued she really takes on the meaning of living your life like its golden and that makes me realize that I need to get out more cuz sista girl is having all the fun.

Well there are so many more blogs that I could give this award to but because of lack of time the rest I am going to give a shout out so please stop by and tell them CocoagirlD sent you if you subscribe..

I am so sorry it is so many more of you that I stalk on a daily basis lol so I might have to start doing shout outs once a month or something.. What you guys think???

Monday, June 13, 2011

Im Still Here.....

I Miss You: Teddy Bear
Hello Cazhes,

Sorry I been a Lil MIA<  just been really busy so havent had time to really post.  But I have some great updates and news to share.. so please dont think I have neglected you guys.. I will be posting this information very soon... Love you guys much and  hope all is well.. CocoaDout....

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Talk To Me Thursday

Hello Cazhes,

I miss you guys so much and I am so sorry for being MIA for a few days, but I got alot going on but who doesn't right?  Well lately I am on this journey trying to better myself in God's eyes and just be a better person as a whole I have always tried to strive to be a likeable person and to have the best personality possible every since I was a kid.  I always felt as though if you didn't like me for my looks you was going to have to love me because of my personality!  Anywho one of the traits I try to do notice I said I try lol.  I try not to judge others because you never know what that other person has been through or is currently going through that can cause them to act or react the way they do!  I try to understand everyone as an individual we all are different  and carry a different story.  But anywho I try to understand a person's upbringing or things that they may have encounter along the way that could cause them to be the person that they are.  With that being said this here is the no judging zone! I don't wanna judge anyone because I have not walked in that person shoes nor have they walked in mines so I cant say what I would do if I was the other person and I know for a fact no one can say what they would have done if they were me!  So I ran across this Scripture in Romans and it just validated how I was feeling. I love you guys and hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend muahh CocoaDout...

ROMANS 2:1-3  NIV  says 1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things. 2 Now we know that God's judgement against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgement on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgement????????

For me this says we should not judge each other because at one point of our lives we have done that very same thing that we are judging for! Like the saying goes people who live in glass houses shall not throw stones! 

One of my favorite songs is Vickie Winans Long as I got King Jesus it reminds me that as long as I have Jesus thats all I need and God is the only one who can judge us. 

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Talk To Me Thursday

Hello Cazhes,

Hope you guys are doing well.  I come to you sharing a scripture and song.  Right now I am trying to build a better relationship with God so I must love all and walk in love.  Sometimes this is hard to do so I have to try to remind myself and seeing this scripture was a reminder of that for me.

Romans 12:17-21 NIV version Womens Devotional Bible

Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Do not take revenge, my friends but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written:  "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.  On the contrary: " If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.  In doing tghis you will heap burning coals on his head.  Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil..

I hope this word and song selection encourages and lifts somebody sprits today.  CocoaDout...