The No Hangover Rules

I’m no doctor. I just have a few years of experience under my belt that can help with those nights you know you’ve gone too far. You know, the night when you have that one drink that you know was past your limit. The exact moment you down it, you know that you will feel it in the morning. I’ve been in that situation a few too many times and so have my friends. I used to have that unforgiving hangover in college and noticed in my late 20’s and 30’s that it no longer happened. I truly don’t get the nasty morning-after effect, and there is a reason. I took on some habits that actually help me now to this day. So here is my playlist of things to prevent a hangover:

Light it Up – Major Lazer

Electrolytes! This can be pickle juice, Smart Water, a Gatorade or even your kids leftover Pedialyte. When you play sports it’s important to rehydrate yourself. You need to replenish your body, and sodium and potassium help the cause. When sweating you lose your potassium, sodium, and water. Urine isn’t necessarily sweat. Sweat is water, salts, and urea. Urine is what is filtered out through your kidneys (toxins and waste in liquid form). However, you do lose the same sodium and potassium through urination. When you drink alcohol heavily, you urinate a lot. It would only make sense to grab something with electrolytes in it. Sports drinks, Smart Water, Pedialyte or even pickle juice will help with this.

Medicine – Queen Naija

Ibuprofen is used to treat headaches, muscle pain/discomfort, and minor injuries. Although drinking isn’t necessarily an injury; heavy drinking can cause discomfort the morning after. Taking two Advil before a night of drinking can prevent that knocking headache the next morning. It can even help with any inflammation that may occur after your binge.

Vitamin D- Ludacris

Multi-Vitamins have to be my biggest secret weapon of all secret weapons. Alcohol is known to deplete nutrients in your body. Nutrients include, According to an article by Nourish, “vitamins B1, B6, B12, folic acid, zinc, magnesium and many more. These nutrients are responsible for many metabolic processes of the body, including helping the liver to detox effectively.” I take supplements every day which is why I don’t get hangovers like I used to. However, I definitely make sure to take a few after a heavier night of drinking. I wake up ready for the world. Whereas my friends who don’t are cutting me the side eye and wearing sunglasses the next day.

 

If you follow my few rules to the no hangover (or minimum hangover) cure, you will be on your way. I have done these things for years and trust me, I was good enough to work out the next day. I’m not guaranteeing that you will be motivated, but you will be able to. Sometimes a hangover is a matter of science and outsmarting your body. Hopefully, you will come across my little article and thank me in the morning. As always thank you for supporting the blog! Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe! If you have any bulletproof hangover remedies, write us in the comment section! Love you! Besos!

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do: Ending Unofficial Relationships

Ending a relationship is one of the hardest things you have to do. It feels like a part of you is dying. The companionship is ending no matter how minute it may have become in recent times, and that’s hard. There is one thing for sure, something has been off for a while now. You know you should end things, but giving up someone that you have feelings for is difficult. You have put so much into it, and you haven’t even made it official. You feel like it could be any day now that things begin to look up, but it’s been months; years even. This article is about breaking up with what never was.

Settling – Summer Walker

Settling is a word often associated with potential in relationships; that can be risky. You see the possibility of a person being what you need. So, you also settle for the possibility of it never happening. It’s essentially a passion project that may never pan out. You are trying to change a person into what you believe they can be, and they may resist that.  A study found that people who didn’t want to be single were more likely to choose less desirable matches. Could your fear of being single overshadow choosing quality matches? If this is the case, it’s high time you let it go.

Let It Go – Keyshia Cole

It’s time to do a sit-down. Whether it is via video chat or meeting at a neutral place; you’re tieing the loose strings of your ending “relationship”. My sister is the queen of gently letting someone down. Start the conversation with something positive about them. This will get the ball rolling is a good direction. Explain why you want to cut things off. Then, end the conversation with kind words if possible.

How Can I Ease The Pain – Lisa Fischer

There are a few ways that will help you move past the relationship once you break it off. Detoxing is highly important. Jill Weber say’s, “the only realistic way out is to stop all contact so that you can start anew.” She also says, “Time away helps positively enhance perspective.” More of her expert opinion can be found in her book,  Toxic Love 5 Steps. Working on yourself is important after a breakup. Taking up a new activity is a good way to take your mind off of the relationship that never was. Also, doing a self-discovery and pursuing self-love is also important in healing.  

It’s all about leveling up and letting go of anything that isn’t making us better. We all have stories of entertaining someone a little too long. The key is that we learn from our mistakes and end the pattern. We are worth the love we give others. The best way to attract the love you so freely give other people is to learn to love ourselves. What advice can you give in getting past relationships that never were? Do you have a story about someone you held on to a little too long? Sound off in the comment section below.

 

Princess Switch **Spoiler Alert**

I have been drug out of the debts of my hiding place yet again to discuss something that I am passionate about; Chessy Christmas Movies. Not just any movie though;  I want to talk about Princess Switch, (Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio and Nick Sager). It was great and I loved every over the top, excessive, extra mozzarella with a side of cheddar moment. However, there are a few things I would like to highlight. So, for old time’s sake here is my playlist. Alert, spoilers ahead.

Switch – TLC

The classic prince and commoner fall in love story is a classic for a reason. Yet, I was more interested in the Dutchess falling in love with the common guy. Now, that is the real story. I need a remake highlighting more of that story. Times are changing. Women have more power and influence. Sometimes I want to see the crown princess choose the normal guy.

Don’t Speak – No Doubt

Sam Palladio, is an actor I recognize from the hit u.s. drama, Nashville. He had a heavy southern accent on the show. So, it came as a surprise to a lot of people he was indeed British. The thing is…he slips in and out of his accent during the movie. In the famous words of Bruno Mars, “Don’t believe me? Just watch.”.

I’m in Love with Another Man -Jazmine Sullivan

Sure, it was totes adorbs (totally adorable) that the girls swapped and fell in love with the man in the others life. Especially, since it happened without the whole thing being trifling as hell. But, let’s address the huge elephant in the room.  If given the choice to be a princess is nice, but Nick Sagar made me rethink my childhood dreams. And that’s #factz. You can swim in his dimples and do your laundry on his abs and that’s all I could ever ask for in life. And, I’m going to shock the hell out of you. He’s British. Goes to show how useful accent coaches are.

As always thank you for supporting me. Especially since I have been missing in action. Don’t forget to like, comment, subscribe and follow me on WordPress and social media. Love you to pieces, besos!

My Ex Watches All My Snaps

Hey Buddies, it’s been awhile. You’ve been searching for answers on Google. Your Ex has been doing something suspicious; you sought out the girl with all the answers. I think I know what you want to know. Let me set up the scene for you. You finally ended things with your ex, or they’ve ended things with you.  It’s been a few months and you noticed that your Ex watches your social media like teenagers watch Riverdale. Every time you post a picture or a video their name appears on the list of people who have watched your story. They’re stalking you, obviously. So, here I am with my cape to give you a playlist of reasons why you’re hunted by the ghost of your Ex.

Want That Old Thing Back – Biggie Smalls

Your Ex misses you. It’s that simple. They are trying to figure out the best way to pop up “just to see how you’re doing”.  They weren’t ready to let you go yet. Or at least they thought they were ready to let you go, and discovered they weren’t. So, here they are stalking you trying to figure out when they should drop in and send you a message.

Case of the Ex -Mya

They want to see how your life is fairing without them. We all leave our Exes with the hope that they are doing horrible without us. We hope that our former significant others can’t even tie their shoes without us. So what’s the best way to know whether the Ex is in despair because we knew they’d be sorry we left? That’s right, stalking. You have to do a little investigative work to know that the Exes life is falling apart.

I Miss You – Clean Bandit

They Miss you, but they don’t necessarily want you back. They like to reminisce about the times you shared together. However, in the words of Taylor Swift “We are never ever ever getting back together”. Sometimes you don’t want your Ex back. You just like to see what they’re up to every once in a while. They are simply just watching you to make sure you are ok. There is no malice, it’s over and they recognize that. It’s just that occasionally it’s nice just to see how an old flame is doing. What is the best way to find out without having to call? Stalk them a little bit.

At the end of it all, if you really want to know why your Ex is perusing your social media you can ask. They may think you’re reaching out; chances are if you want to know then asking why they watch all your stories is an excuse. If not you wouldn’t have taken the time out to stumble upon this blog (wags eyebrows).

As always thank you for supporting the blog.  Unlike your Ex, we don’t mind you stalking us on Social Media. Follow, subscribe, like, comment us on WordPress and our other social sites. If you would like to contribute to the blog, shoot us a message at pinkhairblogger@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram or Facebook! Have a wonderful rest of week. Besos!

Midpoint Check In: Switching Gears

At this point, I’ve been running My Infinite Playlist for a little over half a year. I’ve happy turn up GIF by Originals-sourcelearned somethings about blogging, running a site and the direction in which the blog is going.  So far I have seen a little increase in dedicated readership. Which is what I would like. I want the reader who will stay with us through the journey. The passive readers are great too. I’m confident in the content that I create on this site, and I am sure once a member of our target audience experiences the world of M.I.P they will stick around for good.

“We are from all parts of the world and we like to travel the parts we have never been. Women of Color forge into areas that aren’t seen as traditionally ours…”

New Themes:

I realized the true direction I wanted to take this blog. It started off as an interracial blog, wonder woman beyonce GIF-sourceand I would still like to keep that as a topic that we visit. However, I really would like to focus on the overall theme that black women and other women of color are non-monolithic. We are all different, we are into different music, style of dress, dating patterns. We live alternative lifestyles and we are even into alternative forms of beauty. We can be vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian. We are from all parts of the world and we like to travel the parts we have never been. Women of Color forge into areas that aren’t seen as traditionally ours, like beer brewing and tattooing. K-music, J-music, Latin Pop, Afro Beat, EDM, and rock are just some of the genres where we are widespread and share an interest in. We are feminist, traditionalist, minimalist, members of the 1%, political powerhouses, Rap songstresses, and women extraordinaires. We are all of these things under the umbrellas of being people of color and being women. We can be any label we want to apply to ourselves and not just the label assigned to us. We are allowed that basic human right.

“I want to give a different perspective to people who have confined us to a box according to our assigned gender and race. “

Forging Ahead:

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So in the continuity of this blog, I would like to document those experiences of women. Especially, women of color who are forging in directions that aren’t traditionally ours to be had. I want to give a different perspective to people who have confined us to a box according to our assigned gender and race. We will continue to be all of the sexy millennial fun of man crush Monday, and we will mix it with the radical faces of women who refuse to be labeled.

“I will work hard to stay true to the new vision and direction we’re headed”

Hey You, Yes You. We’re Looking for you!

We are still looking for contributors that share our vision and that can offer a view into giphy (72)the world of women doing things differently. We also want people who can tell their personal experiences and stories of breaking free or living alternatively. I’m excited to share this new direction with you, and I’m thrilled to share a safe space for women of color to be who they are.  As always, thank you for supporting the blog on WordPress and Social Media. I will work hard to stay true to the new vision and direction we’re headed. I love you Playlisters, Besos!

The return of MCM <3: Cole Sprouse aka Jughead Jones

Screenshot_20180604-200036**Wags eyebrows** Guess whose backkkkkkkkkkkk?! That’s right. it’s your favorite day of the week. Or maybe just your favorite time of the week, where we lust after hott men and swoon over cute guys. In case your wondering the Brenden Dahle post is still doing pretty well, but he has had to hand over the Zaddy crown to Julio Macias of On My Block. Those two are just too hott to handle. Also, shout out to our other MCM alum who have shown love to the social pages after being featured. You are appreciated :-). Now onto Hott Man business.

Today’s MCM goes out to Mr. Suite Life of Zack and Cody,

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Omg, I’m licking the screen…

Mr. Full House Twins (if you want to date him back that far, but really when most of us practically threw our panties at the screen Mr. Riverdale Serpent King Jughead Jones. I don’t know if its the jacket or what, but the kid is hott. I’m not even kidding. He made most of us secretly wish something would happen to Betty so we could replace her. But then again…we love Bughead so Just Kidding, lol. He’s the love of my Wednesday nightlife every week( right before Jamal Lyon when he isn’t crying).  When he’s not steaming up the Riverdale screen, he’s busy trolling his fans on Instagram for sneaking pictures of him, lol. It really must be weird to constantly have people sneaking pictures of you after they recognize you.

Screenshot_20180604-200122Anywho, to Cole Sprouse twin of the other hott Sprouse, love of my Wednesday nightlife. I seriously adore you, and I would like for you to know I have a crush on you. To my loyal readers, I appreciate you. To the newcomers, welcome! Don’t forget to Like, Comment, Subscribe, Follow and Share us on Word Press and Social Media! Enjoy Cole in all of his hott glory below. Love you to life PLaylisters! Besos!

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MCM: Dear White People’s Brandon P. Bell aka Troy Fairbanks

I tried something new last week and it TANKED big time. Screenshot_20180507-135547However, it’s a new week, everyone’s favorite Man Crush Monday is back this week and BOY do I have a thirst trap for you today. He plays Troy Fairbanks legacy Winchester student and son to Dean Walter Fairbanks. He is basically walking man candy and everyone on campus lets him know it. He get’s more tail than any man can stand based on his legacy status, projective future, and devilish good looks.

Brandon P. Bell, resident pretty boy of Netflix’s Dear White People is MIP certifiably hott.Screenshot_20180507-135838 I’m not sure that there is a person on this actual planet that doesn’t know it. I actually find myself in every episode saying, “Troy is so fine”, and in the famous words of fictional editor Silvio Romo, “You can quote me.”.

For the people who aren’t aware of the series, Dear White People, firstly you should definitely check it out. It’s hands down one of the best Netflix series out there. Secondly just to give you an overview it was originally a movie who followed Samantha White, a college student living in AP Hall at Winchester University. She is of mixed ethnicity raised by a white father and a black mother. She comes to the university and get’s more in touch with her blackness through the Black Student League. She creates a popular radio podcast show titled, Dear White People, that points out the major and minor racist incidents on campus.  Several episodes of the Netflix series follow recurring characters on the show that tie into the greater storyline.

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I for one am very thankful to the show for bringing Brandon Bell on the show, and Screenshot_20180507-135908because it’s on Netflix I can watch him as much as I want. If you still aren’t convinced to watch the show, just know that he is naked…a lot. Also, I would like to note for the people that are familiar with this show that Season 2 is up now. Hey Brandon P. Bell aka Troy Fairbanks I have a crush on you!

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Why there is no MCM this week

Hey Playlisters, I’ve been floating the idea for a while to have a Zaddy of the Week that isn’t a celebrity (as of yet, lol). Every week I feature someone who is known in the social/media sphere. This week, I wanted to find a guy who is a little less known. If you know of someone or if you yourself would like to be featured please email me at pinkhairblogger@gmail.com or shoot me a DM via Instagram or our facebook page. In the email tell me a little about yourself (first name, social media, age, schooling, job, hobbies, past and or current charities, relationship status and any additional info you would like to include). I really will like to make this a thing so feel free to reblog, repost, share this blog. If you submit and you’re not chosen this week there is still a possibility that you are featured for an upcoming blog. I would really like to make this a thing on the blog. I took a slight gamble by not featuring anyone for MCM since that’s sort of my thing.  I’m really excited to hear from you guys! As always thank you for supporting the blog and don’t forget to check us out on social media! Besos!

MCM: On My Block’s Diego Tinoco

Screenshot_20180423-145948WHAT DAY IS IT?!!! It’s everyone’s favorite, MCM. Where I provide you with one person to thirst after. You know him as Lil’ Spooky, and I knew him as underage…until I found out he wasn’t. It totally went from, “Oh, he’s cute”. After discovering he was legal it was, “Heeeeyyyyy Spooky Jr.”.

Screenshot_20180423-145815I mean, provided the guy who plays his very sexy cholo older brother is my first, On My Block, love(I love you Spooky)…he definitely comes in a hard second. I recently come across a few of his Instagram account where he provides some very lovely modelesque pictures for us to fangirl over, and trust me I’m appreciative. I actually made him my Man Crush Sunday on my Instagram account. I think I was a little more than overjoyed when I saw that he liked the post (call me, lol).

Basically, I said all of this to say that I’m really thankful that he is old enough for me to write this post on. Screenshot_20180423-150053I was steering clear of it for a little bit until I confirmed his legality. Lord knows I don’t need to be locked up because I wrote a post on a 15-year old, lol. Also, gross. Cesar, I can’t wait to watch you and Spooky on the next season of On My Block. Diego Tinoco, I have a little crush on you.

Hey guys! Thank you for reading the blog. You can follow us on our facebook page, Tumblr and Instagram pages. Don’t forget to like, follow and share us on WordPress and Social Media. Have the best week of all Winter-Spring weeks! Check out Diego’s pictures below.  Besos!

 

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