Farewell Eggdrop Box 😳

Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop in and share the email I received a little earlier from this subscription company I have tried before and have blogged about…

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If you loved this box and were currently subscribed to this box Im so sorry for your lost. And to this company I hope if you decide to start another box service that you are as successful as you want to be! I know many have enjoyed what you guys offered with the Eggdrop box and you will be missed. To those that follow Nerdy Newb on Youtube Im sure your familiar with another subscription box that recently closed shop but not as gracefully….I wish them the best as well. When I recall their name I’ll update this….

Until next time, stay sweet ✌

Tuesday 08/29/2017 @6:05pm

My 2nd time going short…..

Hey everyone! So, I want to keep track of this short hair cut to long hair experience here to look back on and say aaaawwwww. I did this back in 2012 and by June 2017 I looked like this so it wont take too long

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In July I joined my mini me when I took him to get his first hair cut ever. He “told” me that I had to do it with him and I said sure! I had been so bored with my hair up to that point not to mention hot and bothered thanks to the heat that I wanted to do a big chop. Dont get it twisted, I loved doing twists on my natural hair but craved a different look. Also, I could tell I had put too much tension on the front of my hair doing styles with the half wigs. Also, I had always been tender headed so my scalp needed a break. Plus, I WANTED MY EDGES! I found out what was in the Ecostyling Gel that I loved so much and what those ingredients did thanks to a very informative youtubers video that could have contributed to the thinning out and lost of some of my edges. I like to think that I’m nice with a half wig…..

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But I slowed down and had started to style my own hair just as much….prior to twisting I would mostly rock a puff.

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Ultimately, I decided my scalp needed a break from having hair gathered up in buns, pony tails, geled down and twisted and I wanted to enjoy the rest of this summer feeling the breeze on my head and so at the beginning of July with my mini me here I was….20170701_082444-1

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But Im over it….can’t you tell lol

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Well, it is July 29th 2017 a dreary saturday morning and Im sharing my progress as to date. This is where my hair is at now some weeks later…

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Itches like crazy….

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So I’am looking for some great scalp thirst quenching oils and creams now. I’am excited to watch my growth throughout the years to come again.

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Even threw a wig on the other day that I had only previously worn as a half when it was intended to be worn as a full wig. Well, it got worn in the “correct” fashion now 😅.

20170728_20005620170728_200525Yup, Im gonna enjoy this hair growth journey to the fullest! Im getting my excercise on as well! Aside from my subscription box blog posts I will drop in every now and again with a length check update. Also, I will be trying some new oils and creams so I will be back to blog about them as well! Until next post, stay sweet 😙

July 29th 2017 at 10:43am

 

Time for a change! Entrepreneurs Galore!


Hello everyone! It is 11:02AM on this dreary Saturday morning as I begin to type. I have the lights off but my little one’s beam of light from his I pad and the annoying high pitched voice of a youtuber I have grown use to is all that fills this room right now. Yeeeeeaaaaa motherhood, gotta love it 😊 Anyway, I wanted to drop in and share with you all some of the most inspiring people I have come across in a good while. As you should know by now I’am not white and so the ways I experience life is not the same as my white counterparts. When I was a child and as an adult I was and have always been confronted and shown successful people or people who were considered beautiful who were non black. It didn’t bother me as I taught myself real history and understood as I do now why there has always been inequality in the way EVERY race has been portrayed ESPEACIALLY mine. If others were portrayed there would be limited excitment as some nonsense stereotype would be attached to them and what not. I’am never the less thankful for the shows I did get to watch as a child/teen that were decent like “A different World”, “The Cosby Show” and when I got a little more mature “Living Single”. Let me not forget my childhood favorite “Reading Rainbow”! Well, during the last two weeks in particular and thanks to IG, I was able to view multiple black owned businesses and even interview one Entrepreneur who prefers “Brown Entrepreneur”, to be exact and I like that lol.  (His interview is here)

I believe what we non whites need today more than anything else is to see our own within our communities doing big things. Making their dreams come true. Yes, I know plenty get accepted to the College of their choice and go on to be successful and Im not saying these individuals Im about to highlight have not but most of them are people with a clear stance on how they would like to give back to their community. To work within their community. To INSPIRE THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. SELF REPRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING. And one in particular whom has observed a need within their own community and has worked to fill that void is the first Entrepreneur I would like to introduce whom goes by the name of flip_the_hood_technologist on IG and who owns Fliptendo Electronics!  You can  follow his VR (virtual reality) Official Page at fliptendo_vr and hear first hand why he created the affordable ($65) Virtual Reality headset and controller! I highly recommend it! (See his images below)

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Now unto the next inspirational Entrepreneur who has a product that as a woman I totally respect! Houseofhaya ! If you click that link above you will be taken to their IG page where you can see all of their creative and wonderfully handmade Satin Bonnets! Here are some of their images…their Bonnets are sooooo amazing!

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This next Entrepreneur has a product that I find just as useful and that you will see has some similarities! They are ShopSkatsz ! These women have created a masterpiece by sewing into their beanies a satin lining! You can stay warm, cute and confident that your hairs moisture is being maintained. They actually have a Kickstarter Campaign so if you like what you see please click the link I just shared in blue to support these talented business women! See some of their images below…

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I so love everything I have shared so far but Im not dooonnneee…..there are more awesome people that I have to share with you so keep reading!

This next company stole my heart with their zodiac themed make up! Im still awaiting my lippie in Gemini so you guys know Im going to post all about that but anyway this company’s name is Mercuryiii and this link takes you to their IG page to explore all the goodies but you can also click here to go straight to their website mercuryiii.com. Just a word of advice. If you check out with paypal, when you are taken to paypal and then back to their website to finalize the payment wait a few minutes for the page to come up stating that you want to confirm your order….so that you are actually placing an order lol. I actually thought after being brought back to their page that I was all done and when I never recieved a email confirmation I contacted them via IG and they were very understanding and patient with me. Everything was cleared up in mins and yea I can’t wait to get my Gemini on! See their images below…

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Omg did I forget to mention that their Products are VEGAN!!!! Love it 😍😍😍…yeeeaaaa Im Bias right now lol. Anyway check them out for more images and info on their make up line and support them!

Okay, let me move along….I think this will be my longest blog post ever. This next company is based out of Houston with their product being made in Ghana, West Africa they are Africaonmyback! That is the link to their IG page and here is their website Africaonmyback.com. I dont even want to say anything the pics speak for themselves as well as the support that they have receieved since their launch on April. 1st 2017. See their images below and support if you love what you see (All made with Kente cloth)

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Now, this last person I’am about to share with you is someone I was able to interview via IG messenger! Yes, yes I did! His name is Mr.Lockett and he is the proud owner of Caiken Urban Fit! That link will take you to his website and this one will take you to his IG page Caiken_imabrand. As you will learn during the interview he also has Caiken Cookies! Please know now that your mouth will water as you scroll his IG page full of delicious cookies.  I could summarize our conversation but would much rather type out here how it went…..(this is exciting) Check out the interview below right after some of his images…

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Me: Your age now and when you first started your Bakery?

Mr.Lockett: I’am 26 about to be 27 on August 2nd and I started my Bakery at age 24.

Me: Inspiration? I read where you said something about your mother being the reason you bake…can you elaborate?

Mr.Lockett: My mother loved chocolate chip cookies. That was her favorite. I remember right before she went to the hospital she told my cousin don’t touch her cookies. She be back…. She did not come back…

Mr.Lockett: I believe she sowed alot of seeds in me…..Chocolate chip cookies was one.

Me: Im sorry. How old were you when you lost your mother?

Mr.Lockett: I was five years old when she passed away…She passed away around Mother’s Day in 1996.

Me: Of all your cookie creations…What are your most popular cookies? Be it most requested or most sold. And I believe I know the answer to this already but please tell me, to what do you accredit your success to. Was it your education? Your prior work experience? Your networking abilities?

Mr.Lockett: Hands down the Chocolate Chip cookies. They are called Richie Richie. They have a higher butter content and 90% more chocolate chips than any cookie on the market.

Me: Hmmmm sounds Delicious!

Mr.Lockett: I believe all in a sense to the above. However, the key to my success is my mother. Her love, is something like Jesus love. My mother had so much potential. I just want to keep her alive through my business ventures….she is my driving force and inspiration.

Me: (Nodding) Okay, can you tell me the set up of your bakery. Is it in house or outside the home at another location? And do you provide any sort of catering for speacial events like Birthday parties?

Mr.Lockett: For now the Bakery is still under construction. It has taken a back seat until enough funds are made to attain.

Me: Okay

Mr.Lockett: I do donate cookies and give free samples out to keep my name out there and to have people taste my product.

Me: Smart

Mr.Lockett: (smiley emoji)

Me: (I recpricated with one as well) And so this leads me to inquiring about CaikenUrbanfit

Mr.Lockett: Okay…

Me: So when did you come up with the idea to start that venture. I know it is fund the Bakery. But clothing or fashion, do you have an overall interest in such? And if so did that contribute to your decision?

Mr.Lockett: It all started in 2016 but what educated me was the movie “Joy”. I learned alot about the business through that movie…

Me: “Joy”?

Mr.Lockett: At this moment Caiken is only featuring other brands to generate money to have it’s own hats, T-shirts and etc. I would like to do alot more but I know I have to start small and build my way up….

(Mr. Lockett provided me with a image for the cover of the movie “Joy” and a image of the synopsis. The release date of this film was December. 13th 2015)

Me: I understand and thank you for the image of the movie. I have never heard of it before. Oh, and for the synopsis!

Mr.Lockett: Yes…..I even bought it just to remind myself to stay focused.

Me: Awwwww (thumbs up) So I had to scroll up right quick. You are 26 and were 24 when you started your bakery so it was 2015.

Mr.Lockett: Yes….I have been baking and cooking all my life.

Me: What state are you located in?

Mr.Lockett: Kentucky. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Me: Ultimately, where do you see Caiken Urban fit and Caiken Cookies in the next….10 years? And in what if any ways will you be active in your community? If you are active in any ways now please share.

Mr.Lockett: Being a household name. With establishments in every state. And I would like to open a Entrepreneur center. Caiken will hire all races and disadvantage minorities. Caiken will be a Equal Opportunity work place.

Me: NICE! Do you have any promotions/sales that will be going on this Easter Weekend?

Mr.Lockett: Yes, we have 20% off with promo code (caikendeal4u) and buy 2 get 1 free with the promo code (LhookupCA)

Me: Great! Is there anything that you would like to share with the readers? Any advice? And for the purpose of my post do you identify with Black or African American. Both or other? I intended to refer to you as a Black Entrepreneur  and so this is why I would like to confirm by asking.

Mr.Lockett: Sky is the limit. You are in control of your own destiny. When someone gives you a No then you search for a Yes. Stay focused. Stay on the grind, this Caikenimabrand what’s good…I identify as Brown/Mixed.A I’am predominantly African mixed with European and Asian.

Me: How would you like me to refer to you?

Mr.Lockett: Brown Entrepreneur will be great. Caiken likes to be different….

Me: Aha! Okay then. Thank you very much for your time!!

Mr.Lockett: Your welcome…Thank you for taking the time out of your day for Caiken…

I appreacite Mr. Lockett of Caikenimabrand so very much for his time! This is Tiesha and I hope everyone who reads this post and clicks the links to check out these wonderful Entrepreneurs have a great weekend! There is a company that I mentioned in a prior post  whom I love and have to shout out right quick run by two sisters Anicosmetics! Love you guys and your bold colors that will help the Gemini in me! Stay sweet ya’ll until my next post. Later ya’ll!

April 15th 2017 @ 2:53pm

*Disclaimer, I do not own any of the photos you see in this post*

January 2017 Degusta Box 😍

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Hey everyone! Now, before I get into this months box I want to acknowledge that this box was perhaps a miss for many this month. I chalk that up to last months box being spectacular and having catered to the Holiday vibes with something most would love which was CAKE AND FROSTING MIX! Anyway, this box in my opinion was geared towards our little ones. My little one got excited to see the Pancake mix, little bites and fruit snacks. I on the other has was excited to see the jerky, curry sauce and whisps! I know every month can’t be outstanding but to me it was still a decent box and worth my $20. I have not taken a ton of pics but I did upload my unboxing vid so if your curious give it a look. I’ll talk to you guy’s later ✌

January 2017 DegustaUSA unboxing!

*Update*

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That Jolly Time popcorn was disgusting! I made one bag and it was butterless and instead had a very STRONG CHEMICAL TASTE!!! I shared that with the subscription company in a survey and what they do with that info…. (shruggs). That box with two packs of popcorn left went in the trash!!!

Dropping in real quick…

Hey guys! I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who read my blogs! Im a total non celeb and influenster and maybe thats part of why you visit or it’s my content. Either way I thank you very much. Im always 100% honest when I express my feelings here. Wheter regarding real life events or subscription services. I may post about being excited to try a service….try it and then tell you ummm yea not again. Plain and simple or I do the opposite. Either way it’s my monetary lost or gain when I do so. And what I mean when I say that is that it is my points towards free stuff and etc. the companies issue as rewards when my or anyone of the thousands out here with a referral link gets used or that I cease to have when I unsubscribe from any company. Unless, Im in an affiliate program which I’m sure I have made clear. In that case wheter I get their box or not I get points for sharing their links which I do with Lootcrate because I love their Loot Anime box…for good or bad. Anyway, I like to share things from my point of view because nothing goes as planned all the time and no one persons experience is the same as the next. So the outcome for us all is different when it comes to subscription services. With that being said, I repeat Thank You for visting my blog everyone XoXo!!!! I’ll talk to you all later after I get my December 2016 Ipsy Bag! 😎 Yea, that’s right I picked that subscription back up as a treat to myself for the Holidays. And because I was lowkey hoping for some red lippies and JACKPOT I saw the contents of mg bag lastnight and I’am one happy camper! Until next time, stay cool ✌

December 8th 2016 (Thursday) @3:50pm

“It’s 2am and….”

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Hey everyone! I have been feeling under the weather and busy being the great mom that I’am (pat on back). But, I wanted to stop and chat since I happen to be up this morning sipping on tea. I want to share how I wont be subscribing to many boxes in the future. I have been rather bored and/or dissapointed by many these past few months and when watching others do unboxings on youtube I sense they feel the same way but hey they are getting the boxes for free or getting paid to do the unboxing videos. I dont fall in those categories (referral link points towards free boxes do help but are not consistent for me anyway) and Im not hating on them but I have just decided for myself what I like much more. Mystery unboxings that are sometimes worth my wild or me growing my cook book portfolio which is just a hobby now but one which serves many purposes now and will in the future if I choose to publish it. I love cooking, baking and taking photos of my finished work. I love the look on my LO’s face when he gets his plate or comes running into the kitchen asking to help me prepare a meal. Because of this the only subscription I will keep for sure is the Degustaboxus! I absolutely love this Food subscription box that is worth your $19.99 every month and I have expressed such in prior blog posts. I have also shared the link to my youtube unboxing vids so if you want to check those out take a look at my prior blog posts. I also will keep the Koala Crate by Kiwi Crate for sure! The teacher in me just loves this!

On another subject but related to mystery boxes, I use the influenster app where all you do is discover new items/products that others review and talk about or review the items you yourself have used. In addition you may or may not recieve a vox box (mystery box) featuring a product or two for you to try and review on their app. And this month as every month there are objectives/Campaigns. This month speacial attention is being given to Mens Health! The name for theme is Movember! If you click on the highlighted above (mens health) you will be able to check out the app influenster! By participating in sharing or posting according to the rules of the campaign you may qualify to recieve a mystery box. I have recieved samples of Tresemme shampoo and conditoner….not sure if I posted about that here but I loved the product! I and many others hope to receive a actual vox box so I try to increase my chances by sharing the link which I have done above!

What else can I share….hmmmm…..ah I may give that Try the World box another chance at impressing me merely because I’am a foodie! And before I started this blog I had subscribed to a box called The Nature Box and may resubscribe to them for healthy snacks for my LO. Okay, well it was nice chatting with you guys. Until next time….✌

November 13th 2016 @ 3:17am