Sensual Element’s Wish List

 Happy Holidays!!!

Wow, it seems as though the time is just flying by that it is almost the end of 2007.  Well, Glossy Ones, I truly hope everyone ate well during the Thanksgiving holiday as well as had a productive shopping day the day afterward.  Like my cohorts, I, too, am posting my wish list for the holiday season.

Here is my list:

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I love to cook and make everything easy.  I love this slow cookers especially since you can go turn it on before you leave home in the morning and come home to a meal ready for eating.  I can’t figure out why I never had one in the first place.  It’s a hassle to come home and figure out what you want to eat when it could be cooking while you’re at work.

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I was at the House of Dereon website and this is on the cover, but I saw it first in Vibe.  I love the dress that Beyonce is wearing.  I could ROCK that dress.  This is truly a wish because it is not being sold on the website.  I checked every link on the page, but I am putting this on my wish anyway. 

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I can not believe that I have grey suits, but no shoes to set it off.  So these grey shoes from JCPenny are nice for the work day. 

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All of my friends know I love me some Bath and Body Works.  I even got my boyfriend to use the plugins at his house.  So this lovely basket is nice for those long days at the office or if you just want to relax and enjoy a NICE HOT BATH.  I also will take Bath and Body Works gift cards.

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I couldn’t post without having a sexy item.  Well, I took a different approach since this is my Christmas wish list.  I absolutely love “Sex in the City”.  I can not wait for he movie to be released in May. Yipppppeeeeeeee!!!!  In order to complete my collection, I need seasons 2, 5 and 6 part 1.  A lot of places are still sold out. 

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I need a wallet for my purse and I love this wristlet.  I have checked out the wallets and the one I want costs almost as much as my purse!

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I don’t get to the movies that often this year, but I do enjoy a good movie every now and then.  A gift card helps especially at the concession stand.  It costs more to eat in the movie theatre than watch the movie itself.

I wish everyone a Safe and Merry Holiday.

Sensual Element 

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Mix Maven’s Christmas Wish List

Hey Pumps and Glossy Ones,

Mix Maven is feeling refreshed from the Thanksgiving break. Thankfully, the dinner went well and I was nice and full.

I enjoy Christmas. Even though, I do not always decorate my home for Christmas, the season is held very closely in my heart.

My favorite Christmas song ever is “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway. No one, and I mean NO ONE, sings this song as good he did. (Ok, honorable mention to Gloria Estefan, who comes the closest.)

Here is my Christmas Wish List:

MAC Heirloom Face Brush Set - Source: Nordstrom.com

MAC fans can never have enough MAC products, especially the brushes. This face brush set is a great for traveling. (Sidebar: Readers, please let me know if your thoughts on MAC loose beauty powders.)

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Whoa lurdie, I love this Pink Satin Peep Toe Sandal by Christian Louboutin. These shoes are wonderful addition to any closet. I would pair them with an understated wrap dress, so the high-heeled marvel can be the focal point of the outfit.

Or maybe I will wear the peep toe sandal with a sassy apron while I bake some goodies for Mr. Maven. Before I bake, I need to get the KitchenAid 5-Quart stand mixer in a soft Pink. Now, if I could get one in fuschia, that would be super great!

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I have always wanted another Louis Vuitton. When I was younger, my grandmother gave me one of her older Vuittons and I was so pleased to have it. I wore it out, until a strap fell off! LOL!! I am in love with the Trouville bag. Hmm maybe I need 2. 🙂

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I love Neiman Marcus!! My aunt M likes to call “Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale”, “The First to Last Call Sale” because she does not think the prices are discounted enough. That being said, I want a Neiman Marcus gift card. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up Christmas morning and get a $1,000 NM gift card. Yes, adults can dream too!! 🙂

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Since I enjoy reading, I want gift cards from Barnes and Noble and/or Borders. I love to collect home decor books and I also love a nice fiction read. I am backlogged…need to continue Zadie Smith’s On Beauty and Sophia Kinsella’s Confessions of a Shopaholic.

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I wish you a safe and happy holidays. May all your dreams and wishes come true!!

Live Triumphantly,

Mix Maven

Joyful Radiance’s Christmas Wish List

Happy Holidays Glossy Ones!

We certainly hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving.  My family spent the day with my husband’s family and we all had a blast eating my mother-in-law’s delicious food – turkey, pot roast, dressing, mac and cheese, green beans, potato salad, yams, rolls, sweet potato pie, lemon pound cake and carrot cake.  Whew!  We all played Scene It – The Television Version on DVD and it was so much fun.  I am still full!!!!

This week, the Ladies of Pumps and Gloss will be sharing their Christmas Wish Lists.  Let the fun begin!

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Outside of peace, love and unlimited credit, I want the 8GB Apple iPod Nano in Red.  I love that half of the proceeds go to help women and children in Africa.  Go Red!

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I have always wanted a Coach Picture Frame Keyfob.  Wouldn’t pics of my hubby and puppy be cute? 🙂

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Gift cards in any amount from Starbucks (A great stocking stuffer or gift for a coffee drinking co-worker), Target (isn’t that little dog cute!) or iTunes (for my new iPod!) would be sweet.

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Now that I am back to work – yes, yours truly is back in full effect in the busy field of HR – I need to step up my wardrobe game.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any pics of suits that I like.  Nuts!  Tahara is my all time fave, so suit and work looks will have to come in another post.  However, I do love these Coach Jilly Travel Ballet Flats.   Perfect for my commute to and from work.  Scuffing my pumps just won’t do.  I love all the colors, so any pair would be perfect.

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I certainly cannot be seen walking into the building with a plastic bag containing my lunch and shoes.  So not fly.  I must get a fabulous tote bag, perferably one that will coordinate with my purse.  I love the size of this Coach Signature Studded Gallery Tote.  I would likely get the black on black one.

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In order to keep in touch with Mix and Sen during the day, I have to upgrade my cell phone.  This Palm Centro from Sprint is just what I need – access to Messenger! 🙂

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The Simpsons Movie comes out on DVD December 18th.   Mmmmmmmmmm……movie!

I need some new music a.s.a.p.!  I would love Jill Scott’s new CD, “The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Volume 3” featuring “My Love” (above) and Kanye West’s “Graduation” featuring “Flashing Lights” with Dwele (below).  Get hip to Dwele yall – he is true neo soul at its best.

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You can never have too much Bath and Body Works.  This Luxury Bath gift basket is the perfect gift for the bath lover in your life.  Love it!

Next week, I will show you glossy ones what I plan on getting for my parents.  Mom is easy, but Dad is so difficult!  Ugh!

It is more blessed to give than to receive. ~ Acts 20:35

Have a great week!

~Joy

P.S.  I will also take anything from my luxury posting! LOL!

And I just adore this Mutts comic that ran in Sunday’s paper. 🙂

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 It says, “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.”  Meister Eckhart

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Ladies of Pumps and Gloss will be vacationing the week of Thanksgiving – November 19th – 23rd.  We’ll be back on Monday, November 26th.

Happy Thanksgiving Glossy Ones!

Favorite Erotic Song

 What is your favorite erotic song?  Yes, I said erotic song and not love song.  I was talking to a friend of mine and she is making an erotic CD.  As she stated this, I thought wow this would make for a good writing.  The first song that came to mind is Erotic City by Prince.  We all know that is this an all time favorite as well as hot music to you’re your freak on. The lyrics are as follows:

All of my purple life
I’ve been looking for a dame
That would wanna be my wife
That was my intention, babe

If we cannot make babies, maybe we can make some time
F*** so pretty you and me, Erotic City come alive
We can **** until the dawn, making love ’til cherry’s gone
Erotic City can’t u see, f*** so pretty you and me

Every time I comb my hair
Thoughts of u get in my eyes
You’re a sinner, I don’t care
I just want your creamy thighs

If we cannot make babies, maybe we can make some time
F*** so pretty you and me, Erotic City come alive
We can **** until the dawn, making love ’til cherry’s gone
Erotic City can’t u see, f*** so pretty u and me

All of my hang-ups r gone
How I wish u felt the same
We can **** until the dawn (‘Til the dawn) (Until the dawn)
How I wish u were my dame (Baby  won’t you call my name)

Lyrics were taken from yahoo Music

Sorry Glossy Ones, I could not find a true Prince video for Erotic City.  So, I leave you with this adaptation

All I can say is Prince is the man.  This song makes you wanna do bad with another person.  I admit it took me back just thinking about the song.  Whew!!!!!!!! 

Let us not forget about Maxwell, Till the Cops Come Knocking.  The lyrics are as follows:

Didn’t you dig the way I rubbed yo back girl
Wasn’t it cool when first I kissed yo lips
Was it enough to penetrate yo dark world
Or were you embarrassed about the way you freaked
Well I wanna hold you
I wanna know you baby
If it’s alright

1 – Gonna take you in the room suga’
Lock you up and love for days
We gonna be rockin’ baby
‘Til the cops come knockin’
Pappa gonna have to leave
A message on the telephone baby
There won’t be no stoppin’ me
‘Til the cops come knockin’

Six on a Thursday night and you be jonesin’ baby
For a brother to hold you tight and keep on goin’

Last lover came and went
Didn’t even hug n’ kiss you n’ caress you
Gimme a call it’s cool the m’s all open
I’m open wider than oceans
I’ll be your lotion
If it’s alright

Gonna take you in the room suga’
Lock you up and love for days
We gonna be rockin’ baby till the cops come knockin’

Repeat 1

Please you tease you eat you
Make you feel so good inside
Loving you long if that’s alright?

Gonna take you in the room suga’
Lock you up and love for days
We gonna be rockin’ baby till the cops come knockin’

Repeat 1

Lyrics were taken from Yahoo Music.

Now when Maxwell came out with this song, everyone was singing this hit.  It was the new anthem for getting your groove on. 

So my Glossy one’s, I ask you what is your favorite erotic song?  Let us know at pumps and gloss.  You can email us your song with the best verse or just drop us a line in the comment section. 

Have an erotic weekend.

Sensual Element

We Gather Together

Hey Pumps and Glossy ones,

God willing, next week this time, we will be en route to our Thanksgiving destination, cooking up a storm, and/or getting ready for the Turkey day football match-up.

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I recall a former classmate whining about feeling forced to spend time with her family and friends. She wanted to control how often the family gathered together. I told her to take it for what it was that if people wanted to get together for major holidays, then deal with it another way. Stop all the whining!

As we were reminded over the weekend, family and friends should not be taken for granted. I know that many of us make sure we connect with our loved ones.

We have a lot to be thankful for. In our daily devotionals, Mr. Maven and I thank God for our blessings. There are times in life, when everything is not what we want it to be, but God continues to provide.

What do you have to be thankful for? My friend LH and I were talking about how God has strengthened our Faith because sometimes we do things that we did not intend to do on a specific occasion like give an extra offering, helping out a student, church member or neighbor in need. God continues to provide and we are thankful. For example, one of my “aunts” told us about how she helped a friend who needed money, she gave the lady all the cash she had. She was happy that she could help her friend. She was reading her Bible and she found the exact amount of cash that she gave her friend. She is not sure how the money got there!! Wow, what a praise report!

So as we see, we all have something to be grateful for. Even if you are not a particularly religious, that does not exempt you from being thankful. Keep a Grateful or Thanksgiving journal. You will be surprised at all the things you have to be thankful for.

The ladies of Pumps and Gloss wish all of our wonderful readers a wonderful, fun and safe Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Mix Maven 

Glossy Monday Variety ~ 11/12/2007

Happy Monday Glossy Ones!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I have been sick since last Saturday – yes, over a week now, so consider yourselves special because I dragged myself out of bed to do this post! LOL!  I’m tired, so this post will be short and sweet.

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MONDAY MELODY

How I wish I was doing “Just Fine.”  Here is Mary J. Blige’s new jam – can’t wait to hear her new cd.

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MONDAY FLASHBACK

I can never get enough of New Edition – they are my boy band of choice for always! LOL!  The “Home Again” Reunion cd is in my top ten favorite cds.  Here is “Hit Me Off” (above).  Who knew BBD would jam the way they did?  Here is “Poison” (below) – “Do Me” will have to be saved for a Friday.  😉

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TREATING AND PREVENTING COLDS from Tylenol.com

Believe it or not, it’s possible to sneak through the season without getting the cold that everybody else has. Below are tips on how to do it. And just in case you still catch a cold, we’ve got tips for feeling better until the cold goes away.

Tips for Preventing Colds

  • Frequently disinfect surfaces in your home and office-especially things like phones and doorknobs that many people touch.
  • Wash your hands often.

Tips for Treating Colds

  • A cold has to run its course (usually around a week), but you can make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off by getting plenty of rest, and drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Stay comfortable. Treat the symptoms that bother you most.
  • A humidifier may help ease your congestion and throat discomfort.
  • To avoid spreading the illness, try to stay away from others if you can-and wash your hands frequently.

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JOY’S BOOT PICK

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I love this BCBGirls Karla Knee High Boot.  I like it in all the colors offered, but I especially like it in the Vintage Pewter because you get the imprint on the shaft of the boot.  Hot color and design – it’s a win-win.

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MONDAY PRAISE

Whatever happened to Take 6?  What great harmony!  Here is “I L-O-V-E -U” (above) and “The Biggest Part of Me.” (below)

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A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. ~Proverbs 15:30

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. ~Proverbs 16:24

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. ~Isaiah 53:5

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Stay Well Glossy Ones!  It’s back to bed I go…

~ Joy