On Sunday’s I try very hard to get up and go to my local Lululemon Athletica showroom for free yoga classes that start at 10:30am.  Every month they have a different featured yoga studio and  I love the variety and original twist each teacher brings.

Well, this Sunday I experienced yoga outdoors (I was late and they locked the doors) along side 3 other very cool chicas who all happen to have natural hair and dark skin like me! Does that matter, not really but I started to feel a discriminatory pang welling up in contrast to those inside but shrugged it off as paranoia  and started to focus on the positives.

Although practising yoga when you can not hear the instructor can be frustrating I chose to embrace the good and feel privileged to be able to do Downward Facing Dog and look at the tree tops!

How cool is that?

Some would say that the sounds of the traffic was deafening but I thought was  great city background music. You see, I chose to embrace what came my way that day and  roll with it, being positive no matter what!

Here is a picture of the Lululemon Athletica Morningside Showroom window that I peeked through to try to stay with the group practicing inside! It was a challenge as you can imagine! check out there website here for a class near you or for really top-notch workout wear.

Inga O ♥

(BTW I have that orange top on the far right and LOVE it!)

Warming Vanilla Sugar by Bath & Body Works


I love perfumes, colognes and all ‘smell goods’ in general. Did you know that there is an olfactory connection between memory and our emotions? And that pleasant smells create pleasant memories? Certain smells can trigger memories so I like to wear my favourite scents when doing  things I enjoy or when gathering with people I care about for a good time.

Lately I’ve been wearing the Warming Vanilla Sugar scent by Bath & Body Works PLEASURES. The one I wear is in the older packaging that I received as a part of a gift basket set some time ago. I was not sure about smelling like food but I must say that since wearing this scent I’ve received a ton of complements. I even get a wiff of myself from time to time and agree that it does smell very good.

I noticed that the packaging has changed and I’m not sure if the new packaging means a new formulation of the scent but when they go on sale (as they always do at Bath & Body Works) I will pick it up to see for myself.

Vanilla has now become my signature scent.

Do you have a signature scent?

Inga O ♥

Opps! Note: I forgot to add the picture for you.

My Memorial Day Party Hair

I must say I have a lot of fashionable friends (you can see the essence of two of them right here in this picture- I didn’t get permission to post their image so for now this is what you get ; 0)  This is a profile picture of the Memorial Day Party Hair and outfit.  I  pulled out this dress out of my closet with tags on it. I purchased it back last Memorial Day Week-End and never wore it because  I really second guessed how it looked on me.

Oh to my surprise, I got so many complements.

Now on to the hair.  I put lots of leave-in conditioner in and brushed it up into a high bun. brushed it some more with a bit of Biotin gel and then I  put a decorative flower attached to an elastic hair band on and off to the side.  I tied it with a scarf to ensure no fly-a-way hairs until it was dry.

Voila! Memorial Day Party Hair au naturale!

Inga O ♥

My Cell Phone Was Put On Blast!

Last night my friends did an intervention of sorts.  My phone and I were blasted, joned, clowned, made-fun-of, laughted at, humiliated. Whatever you want  to call it, it was effective. Talk about peer pressure. They all have smart phones and iPhones and were shocked when I informed them all that my phone can and does go on the Internet. But who am I kidding… I already knew it was time for an upgrade but their intervention (which included a post on Facebook) worked. I have been shamed into submission and I’ll be looking, pricing and bringing home a new phone sooner than later.

This is evolution.

Inga O ♥