Monthly archives of “September 2015

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6 MONTHS OF MARRIAGE

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Source: Husband and I right after our courthouse, shotgun wedding

This weekend, Husband and I will be celebrating 6 months of marriage and it has been a blast.  So, many people ask me:“how’s married life going?” My response is always “it’s like we’re dating but he doesn’t go home.” (Note: We didn’t move in together until after marriage)

Of course, marriage has its advantages: staying up too late to watch movies, late night snack runs, mini road trips and gossip sessions.  Yes, I do gossip with my husband.  In contrast, there have been a few challenges such as adding each other to various accounts and merging bills (annoying), having to share my closet space (annoying), and arguing over who’s the better grocery shopper (me).  Side note: It took us 3 months to semi organize my our walk-in closet.

Ok, those aren’t real challenges.  Maybe these: People volunteering marriage advice we didn’t ask for.  We paid for premarital counseling from a professional and if needed, will schedule an appointment.  Story time: A cousin (his) told him that if he ever gets upset, don’t leave me.  Call him and they can grab a cup of coffee at Waffle House -_- We had been married for just a couple of weeks when he told us this…  Oh and not all family have been supportive.  I guess they think they are a part of the decision making process regarding if we have a wedding or not or when we should have it.  Lastly, the influx of new family in friends has been overwhelming.  I like most of the ones I already have and have a problem excepting new people.  “No new friends”- Drake

Any who, I’m looking forward to the next 6 months and years with Husband.  Happy Anniversary!  Pssst…husband, are you going to kill me for this blog post? 

I am 90% done with the new site: pinkgumbeaux.com. Although I will continue to have a presence on Blogger, it will no longer be my main blog *insert tears here* Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram. And, check out my last blog post: Truth Serum.

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PODCASTS SAVES LIVES

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Source: The Read (Kid Fury and Crissle)

THE READ 

I’m no podcast buff but for me, The Read is the godmother of my podcast collection. Just when I think I’m not going to make it through the work week, The Read drops a new episode that includes black excellence, pop culture, listener questions and “the read.” The Read is my favorite part.  Subject matters range from customer service to misogyny and include fatal yet intellectual ass whippings.

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Source: Last Name Basis (Patrick and Franchesca)

LAST NAME BASIS 

As a result of Crissle mentioning an article The Read and other podcasters were featured in, I downloaded Last Name Basis hosted by Patrick and Franchesca who happen to be husband and wife.  You may be familiar with Franchesca from her YouTube skits, social media activism, and MTV Decoded.  Patrick is just a boring attorney…  Any who, the couple usually chats about recent experiences, pop culture, useless scientific facts, and slang tests (given to Patrick by Franchesca).

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Source: Mmmhmm Girl

MMHMM, GIRL

Now stepping into something a little ratchet.  Each week, under the influence of some liquor or mixed drink I’ve never heard of, Mmhmm, Girl hosts Lola and Babs give us the 411 on a range of topics from rap and pop culture to Lola’s dating life.  Occasionally, Babs randomly breaks out into songs and it’s absolutely hilarious.

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Source: Another Round

ANOTHER ROUND

Another Round reminds me of brunch, maybe happy hour with fellow young professionals.  Subject matters include but are not limited to social injustices, terrible jokes that are funny because we’ve been drinking, personal stories and interviews with journalist and music artists I would’ve never heard of had I not tuned in.  There is also weekly discussion of squirrels.

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Source: 2 Guys And A Girl

2 GUYS AND A GIRL

Bringing the ratchet back,  2 Guys And A Girl hosted by X D, J Williams and Jade (described as smart, funny and black as hell) have me literally laughing out loud every week.  Episodes are usually a combination of pop culture, f***** up song of the week, and custom cocktails by Jade.  They are the group of friends who always say things you’re thinking but never say out loud because you’re pretending not to be an asshole.

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Source: For Colored Nerds

FOR COLORED NERDS

For Colored Nerds, hosted by best friends Brittany and Eric cover topics deemed “uncool.”  However,  I find them quite humorous, relevant and….cultured.  They make me want to attend film festivals, the newest exhibit at my local art museum, and try a cigar.  Damn, what am I doing with my life?

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Source: The Friend Zone

THE FRIEND ZONE

Last but not least is the very new The Friend Zone.  By the time you read this, their fifth episode should’ve dropped.  I’m familiar with this bunch through their friends Kid Fury and Crissle.  Both Assante and Dustin have been featured on The Read.  Any who, this podcast is quickly becoming a favorite.  It’s the weekly spiritual boost I need.  One of my friends coined them as the “hippies” of podcasts.

Honorable mention goes to Brilliant Idiots  who are more idiotic than brilliant (hosted by Charlemagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz) and Neck of the Woods (hosted by Freshalina and Sir Ratchetness).  Neck of the Woods could be a favorite if they released podcasts more than once a century 🙂

I am 90% done with the new site: pinkgumbeaux.com. Although I will continue to have a presence on Blogger, it will no longer be my main blog *insert tears here* Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.  And check out my last blog post: The Perfect Guy AKA The Michael Ealy Movie

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PRESSED FOR THE 99 AND THE 2000

unnamedAs discussed yesterday, there were a couple of products I purchased as a result of my makeover.  One, is Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder- Shine Control by Laura Mercier.  Previously, I used a pressed powder from MAC but am kind of transitioning out of MAC products #sorrynotsorry

Details: “A pressed powder that visibly eliminates shine and controls oil breakthrough to maintain a fresh, matte finish with the naturally derived Shine Control Complex.  Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder – Shine Control is a lightweight, oil-free powder that visibly eliminates shine and produces a fresh, matte complexion. The naturally derived Shine Control Complex controls oil breakthrough and the ultra-sheer, mint green shade works to correct redness and visibly even out the skintone. It’s ideal for touch-ups throughout the day as it keeps your complexion flawless and shine-free.”  The product is dermatologist tested and free of parabens.  Source: Sephora

Initially,  I thought it was weird that the consultant would choose a light green powder that looks white when applying.  I’m an African American woman so I thought I would look like a morturary makeup artist did my makeup…  …  …  But, that color disappears as soon as it’s applied.  I haven’t determined it’s effectiveness but for $35 bucks, I assure you that I will get my money’s worth.  For more info, visit Sephora.

I am 90% done with the new site: pinkgumbeaux.com. Although I will continue to have a presence on Blogger, it will no longer be my main blog *insert tears here* Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.  Also, check out my last post: Free Makeover @ Sephora