About this weekend: Caribbean Queens Sipping On Kir Royal

Total spent this weekend: $236.46


Friday, April 12.

After a fun week in Scottsdale, I was on cloud 9 of creativity and excited about life. I kicked off the weekend meeting up with a new girlfriend who is an IT consultant for Deloitte. She attended my sold-out Money & Mimosas event in March, entitled “Elevate & Captivate” where a panel of super successful women shared their insights on how to level UP and lean IN without losing yourself. After the event she was inspired to start her a side hustle (something we PREACH here at Money & Mimosas) and immediately took steps to launch a drop shipping business on Amazon.

SO COOL.

We met up at Drake’s Brewery in Oakland. She and her husband (they’ve only been married for a month- totes adorbs!) moved here from London a short time ago. It was great getting to know her better and to see how Money & Mimosas inspired to take steps to make her already amazing life, even more incredible. I’m so excited to see her Amazon business flourish. I’ll keep you posted.

After meeting up with her, I biked the five miles home to have date night with Nick. It was his turn to cook and he didn’t disappoint.

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Nick prepared Ono. Ono is a Hawaiian word meaning “good to eat.” It is commonly known as wahoo and is a close relative of the king mackerel. Along with a delicious salad and a banana-rum cocktail. And these incredible potatoes. SO good.

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Total spent today: $0 (My new friend treated me to happy hour- a kind gesture given that she wanted to learn how I have built my multi-million dollar business)


Saturday, April 13

Today, me and Nick slept in until about 7:30a. Then lounged around before heading to our afternoon hike near Stinson Beach. It was about 6.5 miles. I was soooo sweaty afterwards. It was such a great booty, ab and cardio workout!

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Gorgeous view- a treat after our 6.5 mile hike.

Gorgeous view- a treat after our 6.5 mile hike.

After our hike, we showered and walked to one of favorite couple’s condo for a dinner soiree. They are French and Trinidadian, and always throw the best intimate get togethers. They also invited a lovely gay black couple. Two men who were just a joy to hang out with!

Tonight they introduced us to Kir Royal- a French cocktail with crème de cassis topped with champagne (we did sparkling wine - which Stefàn kept reminding us that we were not drinking the beloved champagne, lol) and served in a flute glass. It was delicious.

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The meal consisted of a delectable salad of beets, tomatoes, and other veggies picked from our friends’ garden. Along with cheese, crackers, pate for appetizers, and roasted chicken with Kuchela (a popular Caribbean spice). So fun!

Total spent today: $45 (wine for our friends + lunch picnic during our hike


Sunday, April 14.

Today, Nick went out mountain biking while I shopped around Walnut Creek.

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I stopped in Sephora looking for a tinted moisturizer, a new lip stain and glow oil. Fernando one the store’s managers was super kind and helped me find the perfect products for my skin tone. If you are ever in the Walnut Creek Sephora, ask for Fernando and let him know you read about him on Money & Mimosas - he is the absolute best!

And since I spent over $75 at the store, I received a free hydrafacial. SO COOL.

Cucumber eye gels before my facial!

Cucumber eye gels before my facial!

My skin feels so hydrated and glow-y!

My skin feels so hydrated and glow-y!

After my surprise facial - by the way, I totalllly manifested it, more on that in another post- I headed over to Teleferic to visit my fave bartender, Wes. He made me custom drinks based on different feelings I shared with him. Such as delighted and ecstatic. We are mixing up something special for you- I can’t wait to share it with you! Unt

Until then, here is one of the cocktails he made for me based on my Caribbean heritage and mixed background.

Black Seal rum from Bermuda, with Italian vermouth, Benedictine monk liqueur (it has over 100 herbs), lime and sugar. A very risky drink with the rum and vermouth mixing.

Black Seal rum from Bermuda, with Italian vermouth, Benedictine monk liqueur (it has over 100 herbs), lime and sugar. A very risky drink with the rum and vermouth mixing.

Total spent today: $227.46 (beauty products + drinks/food at Teleferic)
Total spent this weekend: $236.46


About Danetha: Danetha is a serial entrepreneur and manages a portfolio of companies as an investor and owner. Money & Mimosas, her lifestyle brand, is a social club and financial education blog. She is known as the money mentor for ambitious women and been named a top 40 under 40 accounting professional by CPA Practice Advisor and a millennial entrepreneur to watch by the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

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The $12 mask that you will give you glowing skin in 30 days

As a pre-teen and teenager, my skin like most kids my age, had a mind of its own. Breakouts, buckets of oil, huge pores, blackheads, you name it. While it certainly could have been worse, the volatility of my skin made me self-conscious.

Thankfully, I had a mother who wanted nothing more than to make sure that I felt comfortable in my skin, so she researched different skin-care home remedies that I could try. We did not have a huge budget to spend on luxurious masks and my mom wanted to make sure that I used all-natural products. She was all about the all-natural, green skin-care movement before it became trendy.

She stumbled across a Chinese beauty treatment where you put egg yolk on your face. The treatment called for applying egg yolk onto your face once per day for 30 days. After the month was over, you can continue to do the mask as your skin needed it.

Within two weeks, I saw a huge improvement in my skin. After after the 30 days, my skin was SO glow-y.

As an adult, my skin is not as oily. But, I’ve continued to do this mask every now and again when I want a quick glow-me-up.

Why egg yolk? The yolk contains...

Money and Mimosas: Egg Facial

Protein- the egg yolk contains over 40% of the egg’s protein. Protein is a building block for the skin which helps with elasticity and repair.

Vitamin A- this alone is a miracle for the skin. Vitamin A increases blood flow to the skin by thickening and stimulating the dermis. The dermis contains our collagen, elastin and blood vessels. This increased blood flow helps to reduce wrinkles and slows down the aging process. It is also a natural exfoliator which helps to smooth the skin. It also increases natural UV protection and helps to heal acne and dark spots.

How to apply

Money and Mimosas: Egg Facial
  1. Separate the egg yolk from the white either using a egg separator or the shells.

  2. Apply the egg yolk all over face, neck and decollete.

  3. Allow the yolk to dry until cracking. About 10-15 minutes.

  4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or egg white followed by warm water.