Effen with Ciroc

Hello ladies and gents the liquor of choice for this review is vodka, particularly the Effen and Ciroc brands. Both brands retail for about $30 in the larger bottle. See a live review here. Jewelry worn in video here.

A little background about both vodkas. Ciroc is promoted by Sean (P. Diddy) Combs, is grape based and distilled in France;  Effen on the other hand is distilled in Holland, wheat based, and promoted by Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson. Ciroc is distilled 5 times and Effen 100. The distillation process is in place so that the taste of the liquor will come across smoother. Which do you think will win that contest?

I decided to go with the unmixed variety of both to get a fair comparison. Unsurprisingly Effen came across a lot smoother, so smooth that the taste of liquor is almost minuscule. Ciroc, although smooth for the price range was a tad bumpy, but the great thing is that it had a very palatable grape taste that lingers for a moment. The best value in my opinion is Effen because it can always be mixed for that extra flavor one may desire. Both come in different flavors aside from the original non mixed- you can purchase Effen in Dutch Raspberry, Black Cherry, and Cucumber (cucumber sounds tasty) and Ciroc can be purchased in the flavors Apple, Pineapple, Wild Berry, Amaretto, Coconut, and Peach.

What type of vodka do you enjoy? Any suggestions for the next review? Please feel free to leave a comment.


Kanesha xoxo


Whisky makes you frisky.

Who knew whisky was great? Scotch Whisky (without the letter “e”) because we are drinking Scotch here is very fine indeed. I did a comparison between Glenfiddich whisky and Chivas Regal whisky because simply put, I am not a whisky aficionado and I wanted to know the difference in taste between a single malt and the blended variety. For a live review go here. For featured jewelry go here.

Both brands are 12 year scotches. The major difference between a single malt and the blended whisky is the distillation process. To qualify as a single malt or true scotch the liquor has to use one malt during the aging process whereas a blended uses several. Being a drinker of heavily flavored whisky’s like Crown Royal trying a whisky which isn’t highly flavored scared me a little. But, it was worth a try, plus you get to try it with me-that’s the fun part of the process.

The verdict? The Glenfiddich, the single malt is very tasty and smooth; so smooth I could barely taste the alcohol, it didn’t make me flinch at all. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Chivas Regal was choppy, very erratic in taste. In theory the comparison wasn’t very fair because one is a single malt and the other is blended. We’re talking a MAJOR difference in taste. I’ve decided the next time I review whisky I will do a comparison with different liquor houses but this time both will have gone through the same distillation process.

Any suggestions on what I should try next? What are your favorite types of liquors? Have you tried whisky? Leave a comment, I’d love to chat with you.IMG_7613

Kanesha xoxo

The Independent Woman

Every now and then I get serious about a subject that’s near to me and in this case it’s being as independent woman. Let me start off by stating that nothing is wrong per se about being a woman who gets her own, works for it and empowers another to do the same.

However, there are connotations with this term that mustn’t be ignored. When some women convey they are “independent” they imply that they need nothing or no one to get what they need or want which is simply untrue. We’re discussing those.

We all need help, whether it’s emotionally or financially. Somehow that word has been muddied with the hardcore feminists who suggest they don’t need a man- and most of us who claim we don’t “need” one didn’t have one in the household or simply has never had a good example of one.

Let me be the first to say I do, and I love it. God supports me first and foremost and I also have a loving husband who does as well. See, I need it, I crave it, I want it. All my life I had to fight. I’ve had enough! I started my career at the age of 15 working for the summer program in East Cleveland, Ohio and am still working on renewing myself til this day. So yes, it’s nice to be able to figure out what I want to do whilst not being independent solely. And most often than not for the man there is satisfaction in knowing that he can and wants to take care of his woman and his household and not depend on a woman. I am proud to let him drive.

Being dependent does not entail being lazy as some may think. There are things one can do to soften the load that you think you may put on your man. Take care of the footwork for the family, have a meal ready when he gets home from work, massage his feet, have the house clean, read to him, pour him a glass of beer, and stay sexy. Next time you see a Facebook status that screams “Independent because I didn’t have a daddy?” Scroll past it and kiss yours when he comes home from work.

Comment, I’d love to know your thoughts.

Kanesha xoxofresh

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Hello ladies and gents, I hope your day is going well, I am having a good one and it’s about to get better because I am sending my girl off to sunny California by means of a shindig. I am going to miss her, but I get to visit the West coast which I haven’t had the pleasure of doing just yet!

Let’s get into this stout. It’s sexy, polished and luxurious. The pour is very pretty an almost black color if it weren’t for the deep brown tones. I love to pour it because while it’s coming to a head it swirls almost as if it’s doing a dance just for you before it hits the palette. It doesn’t have that much froth which I am told equates a good pour but upon looking up several reviews I find that it also comes in a bottle, so there is where you can find the froth you may be used to.

The taste is deep and dark with a hint of milky bitter dark chocolate. Young’s Double Chocolate Stout is sweet in that sense. That pleasing chocolate flavor hits the back of your throat. Although dark chocolate is an acquired taste for some, the darker the berry the sweeter, in this case stout.

You can see a live review here. Go here for the necklace and here for the earrings worn in the video.

I highly recommend this stout and it is also highly rated on several beer aficionado sites. What type of stout do you prefer? Comment below I’d love to try some of  your recommendations.


Kanesha xoxoIMG_7576.JPG