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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Just popping in to say... HAPPY 2013!! Have a Happy New Year and be sure to stay safe whatever you're doing!


 I was trying to get a video up before midnight, but I'm not sure that will happen :(. Computer graphics card is having problems with editing and I'm trying to go easy on it. If I do get up a video, it won't be editied :(.

Do you usually do resolutions for the new year? IF so what are they? Typically I don't because change can happen at any time and to be honest, I always forget resolutions after January.

Anyway, I'm also going to go out and chill with my bf and my bff haha, so it should be an interesting night. I'll see you in the new year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips Review

Today I havea review of a product I think I will mention in my Favourites of 2012, if I ever get around to making one. I'm still compiling my list for that. I am a lover  of lip balms and this one I've heard mixed reviews of, but I still decided to buy it and try it out. I'm extremely glad that I did, because I think I am in love with this lip balm, the Maybelline Baby Lips.



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ginessa had Sour Grapes and a Purple Fever (NOTW)

Hey all! I painted my nails kind of special for my birthday, which was in October and I wanted to show you guys. Sadly time got away from me and I ended up posting more time appropriate posts, but I still had pictures of my birthday nails. BTW excuse my awkward nail posing, I'm still trying to get the hang of it. It's not often that I paint these and tell them to pose.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
Image is not my own.
 

I'm up burning the midnight oil, not going to church in the morning or tonight, nor going to Queen's Park to show off my Christmas best like most Bajans on this day. I'm at home in my PJs, writing this post as some pots of food are on the stove haha. Yip I'm cooking, but I don't mind, I like the silence of the kitchen and the wonderful scents filling my lungs. My dad is up with me helping.. or may be I'm helping him, I'm not sure hahaha, but we're doing separate things and working together.

We're actually taking a break watching this church service as my dad hilariously jokes about the way the service is proceeding. We love God, don't get us wrong, but it's a little depressing to watch a Christmas service that goes as slow and dreary as a funeral service. We're supposed to be HAPPY that Christ came on this day.

I'm not gonna lie a few days ago, actually for most of the month I wasn't feeling very jolly, but the music, some events and maybe just the spirit got to me and told me to try harder to be happy about Christmas. If you watched my update video posted before this, you would know that I was not completely in the spirit of Christmas. I just kept thinking it was going to be horrible and for the most part it was, full of stress and arguments and I felt like giving up, but there was still that nudging feeling in my side, which told me to work a bit harder. After some really last minute cleaning, shopping and now cooking, I think I understand why. (usually I'm not a last minute person btw)

I think I wrote on it last year. The real meaning of Christmas, the coming of Jesus Christ. I may not be getting physical gifts this Christmas, but it has been a year filled with blessings from God, both physical and otherwise. I've had a year of ups and downs, and I would like to invite you to contemplate all the good moments you had, as I do the same and give God thanks.

I must get back to the pots now, I'm trying to get an early Christmas lunch this year. Usually the food is done by 3.. and I sleep like half the day because I dread it so much hahaha. Probably not this year. It'll  probably still be a bit of stress in the morning, but I'm going to hope for the best! I'll update you later if I'm not passed out from eating too much haha.

Happy Holidays everyone!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Update Video and Get Ready with me!

Hey all!
Check out my latest two videos, as promised. Here is my update video, and a little extra! Get ready with me video, I was trying out highlighting too.Tell me what you think of it. I'm not sure it really showed up on camera that well.



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

7 things I'd love to receive! (Holiday Wishlist 2012)


Hey all! Gift guides are all out of the way, next is focusing on me! :) Here are 7 this which I would LOVE to receive!

In my gift guide for her, I mentioned a skin polisher from Sigma Beauty which is affordable and great, but something that I've always wanted was the Clarisonic. After watching rave reviews of it (usually Favourites videos on YouTube), I checked it out on Sephora and thought the price was insane! BUT, the holiday sets look really good (maybe this isn't even new but I digress)! This one particular set has the Clarisonic Plus in pink or white, with the regular brush, sensitive brush and the body brush. Along with a number of cleansers, serums and moisturisers from different brands. You also get the typical device stand, and a charger. Can I say deal for $225? I think it is compared to the price of the unit separately which is about $200 too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

7 Gifts for the "Person who has Everything"!

I don't know if you might have realised, but I skipped out gifts for siblings, because mine are all a lot older than me and don't live with me, so it's really hard for me to figure out just what they'd need without being obvious. However today I'm going to do a gift guide for the person who has just about everything  which could apply to siblings. As well as parents, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, just about anyone. I'm not much into useless gifts, so as long as they serve a good purpose, I'll give them as a gift.



I think a yummy-smelling or even an aromatherapy candle like those sold at Bath & Body Works, could be an inexpensive and thoughtful option as a gift for anyone. Sometimes filling a room with a comforting scent is just what you need, despite the tons of gadgets, books or other things the person may have. Here in Barbados, it may be a bit more difficult to find really nice scents, but there are some out there (check out Woolworth or grocery stores). In USA other brands also sell fragrant candles like Diamond Candles and Candles by Victoria. This is definitely a thoughtful gift, especially if you can pick out a scent which the receiver will love. If you're a bit cautious about candles, you could also get them bottled room scents or a diffuser.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

5 Gifts for Mom & Dad!

Gifts for Mum & Dad (2012)

 

Parents are not always difficult to buy gifts, for especially when you're living with them or keep in close contact. Once you listen closely, it's pretty easy to find out what they want or need.

Friday, December 14, 2012

5 Gifts for Him!

Gifts for Him! (2012)

 

Guys are never easy to shop for, trust me I know! They think it's hard to shop for us girls, but boy are they wrong. This guide should hopefully make it easier for you to get the perfect gift for your guy friend, boyfriend or husband!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Apologies & a HUGE UPDATE!

Hey all! I had actually filmed a video with this update, but I think I may re-film it then post it here. My absence merits no excuse, besides that I was busy with life. I'm really sorry the posting during these last 3 months haven't been very consistent. I did try to, but I'd run out of ideas, haha. (woops)

As some of you may know, I'm in my final year of university and this semester, although I was doing less courses, the workload was still just as intense. Late hour labs, studying for tests, doing time-consuming tutorials (boy, does it take a while to get used to reading Science journals). On top of that, I had taken a position in the faculty's student committee, so I have to attend meetings sometimes. It is an interesting experience nonetheless.

Between going to school and coming back home usually more than 8 hours some days, I'd even up studying or doing assignments until late that night, not leaving time to blog or edit videos. Then I had a PC issue somewhere between there :(. It's weird but, I don't think my graphics card can handle editing with my current video maker, so I'm trying to work my way around that, until I could try to get another computer, maybe a laptop for editing. Suggestions would be appreciated! But for now, I updated a few drivers and I'm going to try editing again, maybe tonight.

Along with spending more time at school or just away from home, I've also been spending some more time with my friends. When I don't have too much work pending that is. This may be the last time we're in a setting like this, it's kind of sad, but hey life goes on.

I also picked up an activity besides the student committee. Something I've always wanted to get back into. Swimming. So almost every Saturday I've been doing that and pushing myself to get better. Some days it's really hard because the water is so cold, haha. But it's fun with the people around you to support you.  Definitely not a Olympic record swimmer, but I am happy I hadn't lost the knack for it completely.

My exams just finished and if I don't get a job this vacation, you'll probably be seeing (more likely reading) a lot more posts. I have a Holiday gift guide in the making. Trying to have that all up before 24th December, so you can get in all that shopping. I also had one last year which was very extensive, so you can check that out as well.

Until next post, I hope you're all doing well and I hope you spend the Holidays safely. If you still are having final exams, I wish you the best of luck, it'll be over soon!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

5 Gifts for Her!

Gifts for Her! (2012)

I had done one of these gift guides last year,and this year I actually wasn't planning  to do another one, but I couldn't help myself. So many great ideas came to my mind this year, this season really got to me early, haha.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Barbados is 46!

Hey all! totally forgot to post this on here, BUT I did post it on YouTube early :), props for that. This was just a video of me showing you Bridgetown for National Independence. Do enjoy! 

This independence, I slept in =/. Go figure, I was exhausted from school and exams are about here, so I made the best of the time I had to sleep. So unpatriotic of me, but there will be more and hopefully I won't be doing any final exams or school to make me miss it.

HAPPY belated INDEPENDENCE to all the Bajans!!!!

 
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