Monthly archives of “May 2016

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I’ve tried the top coat (Read: Faux Product Review 12: Seche Dry Fast Top Coat) now, the base coat.

Give your nail lacquer a fresh, smooth base using the Crystal Clear Base Coat by Seche Clear. Crystal clear formula glides on smoothly for a sheer, clean look.

It is really hard to review a basecoat. I have healthy nails, take hair, skin and nail supplements, file and buff them weekly and sometimes compliment them: “hey nails, you’re looking fine as hell today.

You may or may not care but this product is NOT free of chemicals and the smell is pretty strong. On the other hand, it’s cheap and does the job. For right now, both the top and base coats are my new go-to. Sorry Deborah Lippmann.

Well, this is the shortest post ever… Subscribe to Pink Gumbeaux, the NEWSLETTER, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Bloglovin. Check out my last blog post: The Five Minute Journal.

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Around the same time I started reading The Law of Attraction, I bought this journal:

Complain less, appreciate more, and become happier with The Five Minute Journal. Built from leading positive psychology research, The Five Minute Journal is a simple guided journal that focuses your attention on the good in your life. It takes just 5 minutes a day and features daily inspiring quotes.

Interestingly, you don’t start journaling right away. The first 50 or so pages explains why you’ll love the journal and how it works, basic principles, the morning and night routines, weekly challenges, commitment, solutions THEN the journal.


My journal arrived Saturday; therefore, my first entry was during the night routine. Because I read a host of reviews before purchasing, I found out that some people complete the entries as a family so I’ve been doing mine with Husband. For example:

Some of the things we’ve been grateful for: Donuts, our bed and good sleep, and my Beetle

Things that would make our day great: Productivity during and after work

Daily affirmations: Being an unlimited being, a successful blogger, architect and financially stable

Amazing things that happened: Being productive, spending quality time, and dancing and singing around the apartment

How could the day have gone better: Not eating pizza from a new restaurant we tried (because it hurt my tummy), exercising, and drinking more water

This is a great way to start the day, it makes me feel more energized and motivated. We even enjoy the motivational quotes but most of all, it doesn’t really take five minutes to complete. Maybe it’s because we are smart…

Of course, you could write this stuff in your own rinky-dink journal but I doubt you’ll do it. I can smell your lack of consistency from here. Shop the journal here or via Amazon here. I was also checking out their Productivity Planner but I need them to add a calendar. When you guys do that, let me know.

You’re welcome.

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Because I know all of you are following Pink Gunbeaux on Facebook and Twitter, I’m sure that you saw that I shared the Breakfast Club’s interview with Ameriie (it’s two i’s these days). Maybe you didn’t, I do understand that I may be 1 of 36 fans. What I mean is that both Amerie’s and Ameriie’s career never progressed the way we thought it should’ve. She’s pretty, can dance a little, models, writes her own songs, and sings like an angel. What more do you want?

During the Breakfast Club interview, she informed us that she would be releasing a new EP in the next few days. After checking iTunes twice, I went to her website and found out it’s available on SoundCloud. Ameriie, why did you sell yourself short? A few of us would have bought it.

Drive is comprised of six songs and includes Out Loud which was released more than a year ago. What I’ve always liked about her music is that she sings over hip hop/rap beats, music production. Whatever it’s called… So, since it won’t cost you anything but like 22 minutes of your time, listen here!

Also, does anyone watch her on YouTube? It’s a lifestyle channel but is mostly about books. Watch here!

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I’m pretty sure I’ve had this book for a year or so but am just getting the opportunity to read it. According to my home girl Amazon:

This book presents the powerful basics of the original Teachings of Abraham. Within these pages, you’ll learn how all things, wanted and unwanted, are brought to you by this most powerful law of the universe, the Law of Attraction. (that which is like unto itself is drawn). You’ve most likely heard the saying “Like attracts like,” “Birds of a feather flock together,” or “It is done unto you as you believe” (a belief is only a thought you keep thinking); and although the Law of Attraction has been alluded to by some of the greatest teachers in history, it has never before been explained in as clear and practical terms as in this latest book by New York Times best-selling authors, Esther and Jerry Hicks.

Learn here about the omnipresent Laws that govern this Universe and how to make them work to your advantage. The understanding that you’ll achieve by reading this book will take all the guesswork out of daily living. You’ll finally understand just about everything that’s happening in your own life as well as in the lives of those you’re interacting with. This book will help you to joyously be, do, or have anything that you desire!

I don’t remember what prompted me to buy this book but it was likely during a time I wanted to make some changes in my life. Apparently, I did some research on the authors because I have another book of theirs (that I have yet to read) entitled “Ask and it is Given: Learning to Manifest  Your Desires.”

Last weekend, I dived into the book without rereading the summary or the table of contents. Once I started reading, the name Abraham kept emerging. I assumed it was a biblical reference but turns out it’s more like a crew of spirit guides or guardian angels?

And this is where I loose some of my religious friends… Please gather your things and exit the room quietly.

This book is comprised of 5 sections: Path to Abraham, The Law of Attraction, Deliberate Creation, Allowing, and Segment Intending. Not to give too much away but a lot of the text comes directly from Abraham. At first, I was a bit uncomfortable because I couldn’t fully comprehend how he was using Esther but it didn’t matter after a while. And, the reason it didn’t is because the laws are applicable regardless of your beliefs. These include but aren’t limited to positive thinking, owning and creating your own experiences, the quest for happiness, the application of these laws and principles to your surrounding environment, and manifestations.

Not only do I like this book but I pulled out my highlighter and started to treat it like a study guide to life. For example:

“In order for things to change, you have to see them as you want them to be rather than continuing to observe them as they are.”

“Can you not see the value of spending 10 or 15 minutes every day deliberately setting forth powerful thoughts that evoke great powerful, passionate, positive emotion in order to attract circumstances and events into your life experience that are to your wanting?”

This book is nearly a decade old so I’m sure you can find it at your local library. If not, shop Amazon.  To learn more about Abraham and the authors, read here. You’re welcome.

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There are some artists that I am such a fan of, that I trust so much that I preorder their albums. And, there’s a formula to this: GREAT PAST MUSIC + AWESOME HAIR AND OR FASHION + BOMB NEW MUSIC = TAKE MY MONEY, I KNOW I WON’T REGRET IT.

Thursday, right before midnight Apple sent me an email like “Hey girlfriend check your music, Corinne Bailey Rae’s new album is there. Because I work for a living I whispered to myself “awesome,” rolled over and went to sleep.

Usually, I listen to new music like 133 times in less than 24 hours. However, I’ve only listened to this album in its entirety twice: (1) While on the way to New Orleans when around track 10, Husband couldn’t take anymore and made me turn it off and (2) While at work yesterday.

Since first released, “Been to the Moon” has been my favorite single and is my favorite song from the album. The album is more pop than I expected. With this album, I really love the first tracks and as the album progresses, the less I like the songs. Seriously. But you know what? There was a song I absolutely hated on Esperanza’s latest album that is kind of my favorite now. I’m not sure if this will be the case because I dislike almost half of the album but miracles happen everyday, right?

As usual, I bought the deluxe and downloaded it via iTunes. So, am I the only one listening to this? I think I am the only one among my friends, they have no class. Also, “The Heart Speaks in Whispers?” I don’t know what that means… I mean, I don’t think my heart speaks in whispers. My heart probably makes more of a screeching sound due to my Heart Murmur and what not. Any way…

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