XCII: This Or That? - [Un]Popular Opinion

Alright! Let’s talk about it:


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I’m from the west coast but Shake Shack > In-N-Out any day!  

Can we talk about flavor, savor, and the full package? Shake Shack has got it all! I usually go for ShackBurger, Bacon Cheese Fries and a shake, but the whole menu is literally delicious!

Although In-N-Out is good, there are many who simply HATE the fries, or they don’t like that, many times, the drinks seem a bit flat. But in all of my experience with Shake Shack, I haven’t had one bad batch of fries nor have I had one flat drink. All experiences have been good!

So, it’s Shake Shack all day for me! Yummmmmm…


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Even though Hulu has gems like Living Single, I definitely watch Netflix way more!

I can’t say that it’s because Netflix has anything special, but I do enjoy a lot of the shows that I wouldn’t have otherwise found (like Master of None).

So, it’s Netflix > Hulu all day.


I’ve had both, so I can honestly say that I like the flexibility of the Dell. You can buy apps without paying extreme prices in the App Store and you just have more freedom on Dells while Apple tries to get money from its consumers in any area possible.

I do prefer Macbooks over Dells, but I will say that the storage on MacBooks suck!

As for Dells, my old Dell literally went off one day and just never came back on. That hasn’t happened with my MacBook, so…

MacBook > Dell!


I mean, really, this is a question of person and patience.

Since my hair has always been short and kinky, I guess I prefer shorter hair, but I’m also not opposed to long hair. I even keep my hair in a protective style that is long, so I honestly cannot choose between the two.

But, living in Cali, I wouldn’t be shocked if people preferred shorter hair during these hot summers, and longer hair during the lukewarm winters.

Short Hair > Long Hair.


I’ve had both natural and relaxed hair and I must say that they are BOTH a ton of work. My mom started relaxing my hair when I was younger just because it made her life a bit easier.

I have thick, course, 4C natural hair with tight kinks and coils, so I completely get her needing a break from trying to comb through that mess.

As I got older, I decided to grow it out and cut off all of the relaxed hair. I have since had nothing but natural hair that is neither tamed nor trained. I keep it in protective styles just because it makes my life easier and I love it.

Natural > Relaxed Hair for me!


I love my alone time indoors, but, being outdoors when the weather is perfect is simply perfect.

One thing that I can truly appreciate about living in California is that the amount of simply beautiful days that you get far outnumber the amount of doom-and-gloom days.

So it’s definitely…

Outdoors > Indoors for me.


There was a time when home workouts were my sole source of a workout, and then summer came.

It just got to be way too hot for me to workout in my apartment, so I switched over to the gym. Now, it’s not to say that you can’t stay home, get a full body workout, and not hotbox yourself to death in your home with sweat and body heat, but this is just to say that I couldn’t anymore.

Although going to a gym comes with driving and potentially having to interact with people, I think I’m at a point where I can get a better workout by being in a gym.

Gym > Home Workout!


Now, I do feel as though Nike has a bigger selection than Under Armour, but I enjoy looking at men who can pull off a nice Under Armour workout outfit too. 👀

I mean, I guess I should make this post useful and pick which brand I, as a fit woman, prefer huh? Okay, how about…

Nike > Under Armour 🤷🏾‍♀️And this is just because I have way more experience with Nike than I do with Under Armour. This is subject to change. Everyone is coming for Nike these days…


I’ve always been a Nike girl. I like their shoes, their clothes, their coats, etc. But I did try out GymShark and thoroughly enjoy the fit of some of their styles.

If I had to discuss any negatives about the two then:

Nike - Price and I mean, really, that’s it.

Gymshark - Not all styles are great quality (i.e. the new energy line is thin and just not worth it) and it’s hit or miss depending on what you buy.

Nike is more of a surefire shot while Gymshark is taking a gamble. I’d say that if you actually workout during your workouts and aren’t just at the gym taking selfies and doing squats, then maybe lean more towards Nike. But, if you’re there for the looks, then Gymshark all the way.

For this post, it’s going to have to be Nike > Gymshark.


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Since I’m already addicted, I’m going to side with coffee in this debate.

There are times where tea is totally my first choice (like when I’m sick), but the thing that I go for when I wake up is always coffee.

I’m currently obsessed with Peet’s Coffee’s Major Dickason’s Blend which is a yummy dark roast that has just the right amount of flavor and boldness for my little papillae to enjoy.


I’ve honestly never seen Parks and Rec, so The Office all day!


I used to make it a point to drive an hour and a half to attend Soulcycle.

I just had to attend the class taught by Devin, one of the coolest people that I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet, and such an inspiration during every workout.


Since, I have to choose my preference, I’m going to go with running! The times that I can’t make it to Soulcycle, but try to cycle on my own, completely suck. Without the Soulcycle atmosphere, I just don’t push myself the same, it’s not as much fun and my cycling workouts never pass the thirty minute mark.

But, when I run, I set the pace and I find it easier to focus on pushing myself. For some reason, I feel like I’m more in control of the workout when I run rather than when I cycle.

Running > Cycling

LIX: Bree's Christmas List! (2018 Edition)

Christmas is coming for us all! 🎄

There are Christmas decorations everywhere, Starbucks has slapped us in the face with these red cups, Mariah Carey is screaming at us about what she wants for Christmas, and for some reason my bank account isn’t what it used to be…

But, with my favorite holiday just around the corner, I figured I’d throw more Christmas at you lovely readers by posting my Christmas list!

  1.  I really want an Air Fryer!

    These gems were on sale on Thanksgiving but I couldn’t bring myself to buy it. Funny thing is, if it were for someone else, I would have bought it without hesitation, but for me, neh.

  2. A Necklace/Ring.

    So, I love jewelry, and I especially love jewelry during the holidays because it is always on such a big sale. I normally snag a beautiful ring or two from JCPenney because they have a good line of fashion jewelry with small, cute diamonds. But, I am also into Mantrabands (No! Not because I am an Ambassador).

    I just like constant reminders that I am worthy, or beautiful, or other little motivating lines. You need that in this life for sure… & Jewelry is great at accomplishing this!

  3. Eloise At The Plaza or Eloise at Christmastime (DVD) — So, these are my go-to Christmas movies. I legit watch them every year around the holiday season, but somehow, I don’t have either of them on DVD. I Just catch them on television whenever they air, so I finally want these movies on DVD.

  4. Beats Headphones. Unfortunately, my Beats are on their last leg.

    I got them as a Christmas gift about 3 years ago and I’ve loved them! They have definitely helped me avoid so many conversations and interactions and, for that, I’m so grateful.

    I also need them for my workouts. And, I mean, I listen to music pretty much all day (on days that I can) and it keeps me sane. Beats just make the experience so much better because I love loud music with bass! 

  5. A Yankee Candle.

    So, I LOVE lighting candles in my apartment and just chilling in the living room.

    I think that Yankee Candles are so good  for the holidays (and really any day) and they are so beautifully packaged that they even serve as a nice decoration as well.


    Bonus gift for Bree:

  6. And, honestly Santa, or whoever is listening, I just want more good people in my life. People that I can learn from and also teach. People who will go that extra mile to stay in my life. People who care. People who are open to actually loving people. People who bring joy to my life, whose life I can bring joy to as well. And most of all, people who take the time to understand me. I am so tired of being misunderstood.

    I just want good people to go through this crazy life with… So, hopefully, the energy that I put out will be the energy that I receive because, on this new wave, I just need “all of the good things” in Jhene Aiko’s voice.  


So there you have it!

These are a couple of the things that I want for Christmas and, honestly, I felt like a kid again writing out a Christmas list!

Feel free to drop a couple of your Christmas wishes below!

Happy December!