Sunday, September 30, 2012

what's in keith's MAKEUP BAG?

This foundation and I go way back--all the way back to 2008 when it first debut on HSN.  At the time I was using a product called The Men Pen and after the demonstrations on TV, I figured I should give this product a try.  So I went to Sephora Online and purchased the foundation in shade 175 as well as the HD Primer and Powder among other things.  Well when I got it in the mail, I was underwhelmed.  I now realize that that was because I had never used a liquid foundation before.  (At that time, I was a major rookie and had no idea how to apply it.)  So I sent the foundation and powder back but kept the primer. 

Fast forward to January of 2012.  After a trip to Sephora at Towson Town Center, I decided to give this product another try and this time I bought shade 177 and I fell in love.  It's a perfect match for my skin tone and makes my skin look youthful and airbrushed.  Since it is quite expensive, I try to save it for special occasions, however I don't see a day when I'd be without it. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

what's keith READING?

TRUE FRIEND. . . . . Proverbs 18:24 Many people today feel cut off and alienated from others.  Being in a crowd just makes people more aware of their isolation.  Lonely people don't need to hear "Have a nice day."  They need friends who will stick close, listen, care, and offer help when it is needed-in good and bad times.  It is better to have one such friend than dozens of superficial acquaintances.  Instead of wishing you could find a true friend, seek to become one yourself.  There are people who need your friendship.  Ask God to reveal them to you and then take on the challenge of being a true friend. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

what's keith READING?

WASTED TIME. . . . . Proverbs 10:4-5 Everyday has 24 hours filled with opportunity to grow, serve, and be productive.  It is so easy to waste time, letting life slip from you grasp.  Instead, refuse to be a lazy person, sleeping or squandering the hours meant for productive work.  See time as God's gift, and seize the opportunities to live for him.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

what's keith READING?

THE TONGUE. . . . . Psalm 141:3 James wrote that "the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do" (James 3:5).  On the average, a person opens his mouth approximately 700 times a day to speak.  David wisely asked God to help him keep his mouth shut.  Sometimes even as he underwent persecution.  Jesus himself was silent before his accusers (Matthew 26:63).  Knowing the power of the tongue, we would do well to ask God to guard what we say so that our words will bring honor to his name. 

how did keith GET HIS GROOVE BACK?

Last Monday (9/17), I got a call from Rick around 06:00 PM claiming that his mother, Mary Neal, was admitted into Good Samaritan Hospital.  I had just left her no more than three hours earlier.  Apparently she fell once again and luckily one of the upstair's neighbors came to her rescue.  On Tuesday (9/18) it was pretty clear that Mary wouldn't be returning to the apartment but rather a nursing home, so Rick decided to start packing some of her things.  He brought his friend, Carl Nathaniel Johnson, with him to help out and don't ask me why.  Rick really didn't need any help whatsoever.  She only had two crates worth of belongings.  Anyways, after Carl was there for a while, the sexual tension between both of us got pretty thick.  We talked for quite a while but I gave Carl no reason to think that I would even be interested in him.  The word around town is that Carl is highly promiscuous.  "You can trust me with your money and belongings but you cannot trust me with your man," Carl says.

Late night/early morning came upon us and at that time Rick had asked Carl to go and lay down in the living room.  You see Rick had granted Carl permission to stay the night.  Around 02:00 AM Wednesday morning (9/19), Carl comes in the bedroom and asked if I wanted to watch Glee onDemand.  I had just finished watching Girlfriend Confidential LA onDemand so I agreed.  He proposed that we both watch it in the living room.  At this point Rick was sound asleep.  About fifteen minutes later Rick wakes up and catches me laying on Carl in a T-shirt and underwear.  Carl was partially dressed as well in his jeans plus he had his arms rapped around me.  The next thing I know Rick goes ballistic.  I mean he's yelling What are you two doing? and Get the fuck out! all while threatening me with the vacuum cleaner.  This went on for a good thirty minutes.  He even pulled a knife out on Carl and called the cops. 

About an hour earlier things calmed down.  To be honest, at one point, I thought I was going to be out on the street but Rick and I talked it out.  He swore up and down that we were up to something but we really weren't.  Rick was just basing this judgement on Carl's history or bad rap as I said.  True--the sexual tension was in the air but I had no intention of doing anything with Carl.  I just wanted some affection.  Plus I intentionally left the bedroom door ajar and I knew that Rick would wake up not long after.  (Rick never stays asleep to save his life.)  I know it might have looked in Rick's eyes but I had more than ample time to play it off like I was in the kitchen between the time that Rick awoke and the time that he saw us in the living room, if I was truly up to something.  It wasn't my intent to hide anything.  I think that the fact that I was laying on Carl's shoulder was quite innocent.  Maybe not.  We both swore to Rick that nothing was going on.  "But Carl of all people," Rick says.  Carl was the reason Rick and his prior boyfriend broke up. 

The sun comes out and Rick is on his way out to work.  Carl exits the apartment with him.  Shortly thereafter, the doorbell rings.  It's Carl at the door.  He claims that he left his hoodie.  It's laying right on the couch, so he fetches it and tells me that he is tired.  I tell him to go back to sleep.  I leave him in the living room and I head into the bedroom.  Right before I got back in the bed, I remember saying to myself, Lord make sure Carl keeps his ass in the living room and goes to sleep.  In the back of my mind I knew that if Carl came in the bedroom that something would happen.  At that point it was over a year since I had any kind of sex and I was quite horny. Jesus must not have heard that prayer because no less than five minutes later, Carl comes into the bedroom.  He asks if he can lay in the bed with me.  I agreed.  I know, not a good idea.  Anyways, Carl climbs into bed and the next thing I know, he has his hands on my back.  Then he proceeds to place his erection on my back all while caressing me.  Simply put, I gave in and we had raw sex.  I had raw sex with Carl and I liked it.  The love-making session was out of this world and all I remember thinking is You know I got a boy somewhere so can you feel the tension. . . We're taking it way too far but I don't want it to end.  After Carl climaxed inside of me, I went to sleep in his arms.  A couple hours later, I wake to his lips on neck and we proceed to Round 2.  I know how this sounds, but I just couldn't resist him.  It's like I melted with each kiss we shared.  After Round 2, he went back to sleep and I took a shower.

A couple hours later, the doorbell rings and I'm thinking Oh shit!  It's Rick's friend, John, and his girlfriend.  Rick told me earlier that they were going to stop through but I had plans of pretending like I wasn't even home when they got there.  They we're banging on the window and the door for all of 10 minutes.  It wasn't until Rick called me and told me that they knew I was in there that I had to let them in.  Shit! They caught me pull the shades down.  So Carl goes into the bathroom while I open the door.  I apologize to them both and explain that I was in the shower.  (A lie, of course.)  John then follows me into the bedroom and says that he has to use the bathroom.  (And for the record, I don't know what John and his girlfriend are on but they have to use the bathroom every hour.  And don't leave them in your house for long because your they'll leave with your refrigerator in their stomachs.)  I tell him that John was in there.  Oh, wait!  I accidentally called Carl, John.  He says Light-skinned John.  Yes.  The next thing I know they both hit the road.  Apparently John has some type of major beef with Light-skinned John.  Who knew?  So they both leave and Carl and I proceed onto Round 3 of our love-making session.  Carl leaves shortly thereafter and about an hour later John and his girlfriend came back.  This time when they came in, they gave Rick a status report over the phone and I remember thinking I'm so busted! and Rick is going to kill me

When Rick gets home, he proceeds to go off once again, but this time right in front of an audience.  John and his girlfriend we're still there.  He even pulled both of them in on the conversation and tells them about the whole fiasco that happened earlier that morning.  WTF.  So much for privacy. 

The next day (9/20), I went downtown to pick up my prescriptions from CVS.  On the way back, Rick hops on my 3 Bus at 33rd & Greenmount Ave.  He tells me that he has something to tell me but he'll wait until we get off the bus.  What could it be?  My mind is racing.  We get off the bus and Rick proceeds to tell me that Carl told his uncle (another figure happened to be named John), his grandfather, and his grandfather's girlfriend, Rochelle, that I gave him some head.  (Lie.)  Sure we fucked for quite some time but I DID NOT go down on him.  I explained to Rick that I couldn't even if I tried.  I still have limited opening of my mouth due to my wisdom teeth, however Rick didn't want to hear it.  He went on to say that he's pretty sure that it happened.  Well, it didn't but if Rick only knew. 

Flash forward to Saturday (9/22), Rick has told everybody under the sun about Carl and I and we've had quite a few arguments over the whole situation.  Mind you I still claim my innocence to him.  But that night, I had plans on having dinner with Teon.  Yes, I actually layed eyes on Teon after a year and a half.  Rick claimed that I was going out with Carl, but I tried to pay him no mind.  Then Quinton, Rick's friend, stopped through and eventually Rick told him about the whole ordeal.  At this time I'm rather upset although I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to hear this from him for quite some time.  So, I exit stage left and hop in Teon's car. 

For starters, Teon looks pretty much the same.  He's lost a little bit of weight, his teeth are noticeably whiter and he even has a porcelain veneer where his gap once stood.  The date started off pretty rocky due to my attitude, but things eventually turned north.  I treated Teon to Denny's and then he took me home.  Once we got to my apartment, I invited him in.  Unfortunately, I was faced with attitude and drama at the door.  I swear Rick was so rude to Teon.  After a good half an hour, I walked Teon to his car and that's when things got heated.  It's like a flood of old emotions came over me and I'm pretty sure they grabbed a hold of him too.  To make a long story short we talked for quite some time, made out and had sex in the back of his car.  It looks like Teon and I are slowly starting a new relationship.  I told Teon that I'm in an open relationship.  (Partially true.)  I'm still in love with him and it was pretty clear that he feels the same about me.  He couldn't keep his hands off me/inside of me.  I even saw him again the next day, Sunday (9/23).  My mother is out of town for the week and I have to feed Lexi so he met me at my mother's house, at which point we had sex again just like old times.  I think I have Teon hooked by now.  Damn, I love that boy. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

what's keith READING?

FOR OTHERS. . . . . Psalm 122:6-9 The psalmist was not praying for his own peace and prosperity, but for his fellow citizens of Jerusalem.  This is intercessory prayer, prayer on behalf of others.  Such prayer is unselfish.  Too often we pray for our own needs and desires when we should be interceding for others.  Will you pray for someone in need today?

Monday, September 17, 2012

what's on keith's WISHLIST?

Justin Bieber's Girlfriend
Versace Bright Crystal

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur

Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

 Giorgio Armani Armani Code for Women

Sunday, September 16, 2012

what's keith READING?

REAL FRIENDS. . . . . Psalm 55:12-14 Nothing hurts as much as a wound from a "friend".  Real friends, however, stick by you at times of trouble and bring healing, love, acceptance, and understanding.  There will be times when friends lovingly confront us, but their motive will be to help.  What kind of friend are you?  Faithful or fickle?  Don't betray those you love. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

what's in keith's MAKEUP BAG?

Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup
I'm pretty sure I've told you just how much I love the Covergirl Queen Collection and this Natural Hue Liquid Makeup is no exception.  It has a nice hue indeed and leaves a natural dewey finish with medium coverage.  I tend to stipple the foundation on my face with the e.l.f. Powder Brush and I always set it with the Queen Collection Natual Hue Pressed Powder.  The Covergirl Queen Collection has got to be the only drugstore brand that truly adresses my skin's true undertone.  What an exact match?  This will forever be a staple in my makeup bag.   

Friday, September 14, 2012

what did keith GET IN THE MAIL THIS TIME?

It's been well over a year since I've ordered cosmetics from one of my favorite brands, EyesLipsFace.  So, here's a look at some tried-and-true as well as some new products I ordered back in June. 

e.l.f. Studio Cool Bronzer:  Great alternative to my much adored Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder.  Not too red and not too orange--plus I love how I could customize the tan by dipping my e.l.f. Studio Complexion Brush in the desired blocks.  Although, I just don't get the white block.  I try to avoid it at all cost.  I think it makes my skin look ashy. 

e.l.f. Studio Warm Bronzer:  Way too light for my skin tone, however I use it as a luminizer for my face and body.  Creates a subtle tasteful glow.

e.l.f. Essential Custom Eyes in Aubergine:  Hands down my new favorite eye-shadow.  It makes for one classy and sophisticated smokey eye.


e.l.f. Essentials Zit Zapper: One of the cheapest yet effective acne treatments that I know of.

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths:  Again, one of the cheapest yet effective cleansing cloths around town.  Does a phenomenal job at removing makeup.

e.l.f. Essential Toe Separators

e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Dark:  I'm shocked to discover that the treat ingredients actually include retinyl palmitate and the tame contains a "fiber enhanced mascara formula".  I'm pretty excited to give this product another try. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

what's keith READING?

THINKING OF YOU. . . . . Psalm 115:12 "The lord remembers us" says the psalm writer.  What a fantastic truth!  There are many times when we feel isolated, alone, and abandoned, even by God.  In reality, he sees, understands, and is thinking about us.  When depressed or struggling, be encouraged that God keeps you in his thoughts.  If he thinks about you, surely his help is near. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

what's keith READING?

DEPRESSION. . . . . Psalm 42:1-6 Depression is one of the most common emotional ailments.  One cure for depression is to meditate on the record of God's goodness to his people.  This will take your mind off the present situation and give hope that it will improve.  It will focus your thoughts on God's ability to help you rather than your inability to help yourself.  When you fell depressed, take advantage of this psalm's antidepressant.  Read the Bible's accounts of God's goodness and meditate on them.

Monday, September 10, 2012

how was keith's LABOR DAY WEEKEND?

Two weeks ago, Rick promised to take me to the movies and out to eat on Saturday, the first of September.  When Saturday finally came around, he decided to switch up the plans and not tell me.  He would rather hang out with some of his friends and move our play date to Sunday the second.  I've pretty much come to expect this behavior from Rick so that was all cool. 
Sunday came and we headed downtown and got off the 3 Bus at W. Lexington & N. Liberty Streets due to the road closings from the Baltimore Grand Prix.  We walked from there all the way to Landmarke Theatre at Harbor East.  Rick wanted to go see Sparkle (or Sprinkle as he calls it).  There was only one problem though.  Sparkle was not playing at that particular movie theatre.  So I walked a good mile in the blazing sun for nothing.  I was so pissed at him.  You would think he would of at least checked to see if that movie theatre was playing Sparkle considering how selective that movie theatre can be.  (I swear that movie theatre is kind of racist when it comes to it's movie choices.)  At this point, I'm fussing and sweating profusely, so we take a breather in the shade and it took him all of 20 minutes to decide to go to another movie theatre.  This time it was AMC Security Square 8.  So we walked up to Fayette Street to catch the 40 Bus, however the drama did not end there.  You see, Rick has a way of making me feel insecure when I'm with him.  (Teon used to the same thing.)  He swears up and down that people are staring and laughing at me because my face is beat for the Gods and I know this isn't true.  If anything they are staring because I'm the sexiest thing they've seen walking in the streets of Baltimore. Anyways, Rick likes to be sarcastic and unfortunately this is further evidence that Rick is just not the one for me, but I digress.

We finally got to AMC Security Square 8 and bought our tickets to Sparkle and I'll just say that Sparkle didn't sparkle enough for me.  I'm a huge fan of Jordin Sparks and I understand that this is her acting debut, but babygirl just wasn't ready for the role of Sparkle.  She needed some more acting lessons.  As for the other actors, including the late Whitney Houston, they were phenomenal and Carmen Ejogo is all kinds of pretty.  The true stand out of the movie for me were the hair (wigs), makeup, nails, and wardrobe/costumes.  I swear if women put themselves together like that today, there wouldn't be so many gays.  In conclusion, the movie ended just when the story plot was getting interesting.  No Dreamgirls by a long shot.

what's keith WATCHING ON OXYGEN?


Thursday, September 6, 2012

what's keith USING?

FOR WOMEN OF COLOR: Your hair has unique structure with distinctive twists and turns.  Each strand needs gentle cleansing with added protection against dryness and breakage to help grow healthy-looking hair.
PANTENE PRO-V INNOVATION: Pantene's unique shampoo and conditioner system with oil-enriched formulas helps defend and moisturize each strand.  Hair is soft, tamed and strong against future damage.
WHY I LIKE IT: With its perfumed scent it not only cleans my hair but conditions it better than many other conditioners.  Reliable beauty staple of mine since 2009.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

what's keith WATCHING ON LOGO?

File:The Skinny (film) poster.jpg
From the creator of Noah's Arc, Patrik-Ian Polk brings us yet another phenomenal movie.  The Skinny gives me life, honey as well as hope for my next relationship.  There's a bunch of great guys out there that are willing to accept a guy with battle scars and baggage just like me.  I just have to make sure that I'm ready for him and I'm reminded to never settle for less.  I just wish I had friends like those five guys because they are really there for each other.

Monday, September 3, 2012

what's keith WATCHING ON LOGO?

One of the worst musicals I have ever had to witness, but a great film in its own right.  A must-see for any ball scene queens.  Unfortunately, No Tens Across This Board!  Mere eye-candy.  What it do?

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Undeniably every fashion and make-up enthusiasts dream.  The black bodysuits with neon flourescent lining combined with pale skin paired with carbon black eyes, brows, and lashes create one captivating and futuristic fashion image worth dying for.  If only the future of fashion, beauty, and even interior design take after this film.

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