Friday, September 10, 2010
He has such lovely strong features and now they're lost in this:
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Musician. **blows dust off music degree** All that frustration of learning to sing in Italian, Russian, Latin, etc. and I'm a database administrator pursing a Master's degree in Business and Information Systems. **sigh** Sometimes life takes you in different directions. I have no regrets and its never too late to bless the mic.
Hmmm...I don't really watch Reality TV...maybe because its skewed by the producer's intent. If anything my reality TV taste is kind of geeky. I like the wedding shows like Bridezillas, Who's Wedding Is It Anyway, Yes To the Dress. And I like true crime shows, 48 Hours, Forensic Files, etc. Other than that I like all the cooking challenge shows on Food Network.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Then for my business innovation class, I have to play a game, read an article, and post my thoughts on both, plus respond to at least four other students by Sunday. ** double sigh**
It's not that the work is hard. The subject matter is quite interesting and thought provoking. Writing can just be time consuming especially when you're going to be graded for citing things correctly. You have to be tedious and I don't do tedious. Tedious = boring. Oh well...it will get done.
Enough about me. How is your week going?
Friday, September 3, 2010
I decided to change up my natural look a bit and add more pink to it. Well, I added a lot of pink. I think it worked out.
I liked the F21 blush but it did not pick up well with a blush brush. I wound up using my fingers. Maybe because of the embossing in the compact. **shrugs shoulders** It didn't last long but its still a bit hot in these parts. Maybe with foundation it would set better.
And yes I know my eyebrows are atrocious. I don't know what's going on with them this summer. I tweeze and shape and they keep growing back funky. I have to invest in threading soon...real soon.
Music Moment: Yes my best friend and I wore matching outfits to the parties and made up dance routines...
Actually I got paid on Tuesday...that whole semi-monthly payroll thing sucks! LOL!
Johnny Kemp never had another major hit but hey this song was made in 1988 and still kicks ass!! He can be proud.
via ...love Maegan
Beginning September 3, 2010, I will post Friday Finds links in the AM and Friday Finds videos in the PM.
Pearl & Ribbon Accordion Necklace DIY
Pearl & Ribbon Accordion Necklace DIY
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Giveaway - Rock & Republic Eyeshadow Snakeskin via The Glam Shack
The Fashion Bomb's Jenny Dayco Jewelry Giveaway! via The Fashion Bomb Blog /// All Urban Fashion... All the Time
Plus Size Bra Giveaway via Five Favorite Things
Green Beauty: CleanWell hand sanitizer review and giveaway! from Clumps of Mascara
Giveaway: Win Nip + Fab Goodies! from Vex in the City
Win a $25 Store Credit to Huzzah Vintage! from Kendi Everyday
Giveaway Time! Win a La Mer Bali Stud Wrap Watch From Their New Collection from Second City Style Fashion Blog - Style, Luxury, Beauty &; Shopping
Giveaway: Complete set of Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons from Nouveau Cheap
Teeny House Bunny + FREE stufff rom The CheapChica's Guide to Style
China Glaze "Awakening" Collection Giveaway from Addicted to All Things Pretty
Follicle Healer Giveaway from The Anti Hair Slave
September Giveaway - Happy Birthday to YGN! from You've Got Nail
BagBliss x StefaniBags Giveaway: Rebecca Minkoff Aquamarine Pointy Stud Rocker from Bag Bliss
Glam Remy Spot "Glam Ponytail" Giveaway from Addicted to All Things Pretty
Giveaway: The Cream Parfume Company Kaponga.com from Beautylicious
Giveaway from A Chameleon's Closet
Giveaway: 3 Louise Clutches from Lauren Merkin from The Purse Blog
Giveaway/Review: Win a $20GC from Affordable Scarves!!! from Rural Glamour
Ikvot ha Mashiach Giveaway (ie: SILK RUFFLE DRESS) from Fashion Momma
Win It! Eucerin SkinFIRST Everyday Protection Giveaway from Beauty Junkies Unite
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I'll be the first to admit I didn't get his allure at first. He was in plenty of movies in the eighties but it was watching him as J.T. in "The Five Heartbeats" that did it for me. Maybe because I was a senior in high school and grown, I got his "IT" factor.
LEON website reel from Preston Robinson on Vimeo.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I actually only have one of these. It took forever to find them after my friend J and I saw them on Scandalous Beauty. I found them on Apothica.com. J's arrived melted. Customer service was swift to replace. But for me, as much as I loved the color, there's not much in the pan and its prone to go soft. I try to keep in the freezer.
Gloss and Sticks Nail Love Giveaway - Win Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish! via Gloss and Sticks
Giveaway: Win a $25 Giftcard from Apothica.comvia The Glamorous Gleam
Giveaway: Bee Mine Be Hold Curly Hold Curl Butter via The Moptop Maven.com | The Premier Source For All Things Creative, Fly & Fashionable
Revolving Styles Giveaway! via keiko lynn
Sephora's Harajuku Lovers Makeup Clutch + GIVEAWAY! via yummmie.bitez
Giveaway: The Cream Parfume Company Kaponga.comvia Beautylicious
September Monthly Contest! via Body and Soul
Bridal Beauty Contest Alert!via Inspired Goodness Blog
New Revlon Coupons (Lipstick & Nail Enamel) via Printable Coupons and Deals
Free St. Ives Body Wash at Walgreens via Free Snatcher
$2 off any Eucerin Redness Relief Product via Printable Coupons and Deals
Free Sample of John Frieda Root Awakening via Free Snatcher
Free Garnier Wrinkle Test Strips Plus $1.00 Coupon via Free Snatcher
$10 coupon code for $25 worth of Lee-Lai All Natural Beauty Products..plus $5 coupon toward 1st purchase via Bucktown Bargains...
$3 off One Garnier HerbaShine Color Creme with Bamboo Extract Haircolor via Printable Coupons and Deals
Free Sample: Aveda Pure-Formance Dual Action Aftershave for Men via Mojosavings.com
$9 in L'Oreal Coupons! via Mojosavings.com
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I still remember learning all the lyrics to Brenda K. Starr's "I Still Believe".
Don't tell anyone...Brenda K. Starr actually worked in Newport Centre when I worked there in college. I totally acted like a geeked out fan every time I went in her store (Accessory Place). I was so happy when she resurrected her career as a Salsa singer.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
1. What new fashion trend are you looking forward to sporting this fall?
I admit I'm attracted to the military jackets I see popping up. I've always had a soft spot for those and have owned several throughout my life. Evans has a few great ones coming out this season.
2. Which item in your closet is most likely to be your go-to transition piece?
It's not in my closet now but I plan on investing in leggings and simple mini dresses. The long over slim silhouette works well on me. I just haven't worn it in years. I'd like to get back to it and move away from wearing denim so much. (Or as my grandma used to say dungarees.) And I'd like to pick up some more tights. I fell in love with tights all over again a few years ago. They're a great way to take lightweight dresses into winter. Just My Size makes great basic tights in black but I hear We Love Colors are fantastic.
3. What item from last year are you looking forward to reinventing this fall?
Not one item but items...accessories. I buy them so much and never wear them because they are put away. Since I'm redecorating the whole house, I'd like to organize my hats, jewelry, scarves, belts, etc in a way I'm more apt to use them to remix my wardrobe.
4. What is your favorite part about this time of the year?
Besides days that are cooler than summer but not cold enough I need a jacket. Fashion!! I noticeably dress better in fall. Everything is so chic and new. And the colors are so rich. I've seen at least three makeup collections that I must invest in. MAC's Venomous Villains Anyone?
5. Will you be attending any fashion events this fall?
Maybe some blogger meet ups and craft shows. Nothing big planned. I missed out on a lot of events last year because I was doing so many craft shows myself. And when you're selling, its hard to shop. So I missed Renegade Brooklyn this year and I missed all of the Handmade Cavalcades...want to make sure I check some shows out this year. I believe in shopping indie when I can. If you're in the NJ/NYC area look me up. Maybe we could hook up and shop. I also travel to Philly.
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