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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My 200+ Subscriber Giveaway! (Finally)

Thank you so much for helping me reach 200 subscribers. Currently 231 or  something close to that! I never thought in my wildest dreams that people would watch my videos and even subscribe to see more of them! Getting to 50 was amazing, 100 was unbelievable and now 200 makes me almost speechless. I am so grateful to all of you who have stuck with me even during the university semester, when the videos were not frequent and the quality was not always the best.  I am constantly trying to improve my settings and the quality of my videos, and I always love to see your feedback on them.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Just a Thought.

So I decided to not post this Sunday, I wasn't feeling so great. Just lounged around the house and watched the Olympics with my family. Anyway, I had a few thoughts on my mind. Not related to beauty in anyway, but just some thing I've been pondering.

You're at a fast food restaurant with a couple of friends, some you know well, others are acquaintances. One of these persons' friends shouts them across the restaurant and it is clear that this person is going to be a nuisance. They come over to the table, boisterous as ever, even though they were polite enough to say good evening to everyone at the table. You mind you business and continue to eat. The person makes conversation for his friend and another person at the table, then decides put himself out of the way by calling on you to make conversation.

Maybe I'm not social, or just did not want to be in that moment, but something about this situation unsettled my stomach and from the time this person called to me (BTW I do not know this person), I went "oh gosh", in my head. The person then decides to make the corniest attempt at a compliment and the whole table bursts out laughing, while I'm just annoyed as hell at what's just happened.

Has anything like this ever happened to you? An uninvited guest comes to your table to greet a friend they know, yet insists on making conversation with you? Does it annoy you? What if they're loud or obnoxious? Maybe I'm just being anti-social, but I have learnt to know my place in a situation rather than being a nuisance. Tell me what you think.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Coastal Scents HAUL!

Recently I got a few items from Coastal Scents. I finally got a blush palette, I always have trouble finding a blush here and the ones I had just did not go with every look. I’m very impressed by the quality of these blushes. Although everyone is not for my skintone, they are very saturated with pigment and they look like dupes for more expensive department store shades. I already found one that could be a dupe for M.A.C. Ambering Rose blush. I may compare them later as my sister owns that shade.

I also was able to get 2 new brushes. A nice blending one that Coastal Scents brought back (thank God), the pro-blender brush. It is a dupe for the M.A.C. 217 brush and I’ve actually seen more than one brand with a brush very similar to this for blending. Sigma also has one called the E25. I love this brush so far. The bristles are goat hair and it does blend very nicely.

Finally, I got the Small Detailer brush, which is a purpose detail brush for any cream or liquid product. Currently I’m using it for eyeliner and I was very impressed by how well it applied the product. Definitely would get more of these.

What products would are you loving or want to get from Coastal Scents? Any recommendations for new brushes?

Disclaimer: All products mentioned where given to me as gifts by one of my best friends, Blackman and I am in no way affiliated with the company mentioned. Opinions are my own, as are the images.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream Review

I’m sure I was to write a review for this a LONG time ago and it really did slip me. But as I was looking to do some reviews, this just happened to pop into my mind. So here goes, the long awaited review.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lazy Sunday Chit Chat: Crop Over 2012 & Music

It's Crop over again. I'm actually pretty late with announcing that here, but I just am not feeling it this year. Last year I was so excited for Crop Over. I'd turn on my radio everyday and blast the songs and dance around. I loved so many of last year's songs compared to now. I heard a few songs before the season started, and all it left me to think was, "what is bajan music coming to?".

It's just mediocre nowadays. I mean I haven't listened to very many, but what I've heard does not make me want to listen to more. I'm not going to quote lyrics or anything, my close friends know what songs I am referring to, but since when have we settled with making such plain, tasteless, jokey rhymes? It's just not enough to come out straight and say what you mean. It's almost like an insult to my intelligence. There's no double entendre, or a smart way to speak about your subject, as the older folk did for years.

When I was younger, I would have thought the lyrics to a song were referring to something simple, but as I grew, or learnt about the situation in that time, I recognised, there was a serious and deep meaning behind the song. Even party songs or yesteryear, involved something that children could hear without understanding fully what the song meant. I don't want to sound like an old bat, but where was the skill in spinning tasteful lyrics gone?

I wish I could write a song about it. However, Soca, or Calypso is not for me. That also is what I think a lot of the younger artists are not realising. Yes, Soca, Calypso and even Spouge are our artforms, but this doesn't mean it's for everyone. Can I paint my own nails, yes barely, but would I open a nail art shop? No, not unless I know I could provide good quality designs. In the same way, people who can sing should not only look into Soca or Calypso because they think it's easy, but also into other forms of music. They should perfect their art before they release some of the songs they sing. I really don't understand how some recording studios are just letting people get away with these things. But money makes the world go around right?

I feel like Bajans have also become a little too complacent with their tastes. I like quality in my music. I may like the occasional crude or stupid song, but I for the most part, I like things that are tasteful, that I would not be ashamed to share with the world as my favourite song.

Mind you, if I go in a party or a fete and these songs playing I still would dance to them, because the beats are good, and if you were to take away the lyrics, it's same to me. For general listening however, us bajans need to up our lyrics game.

That's what I've been thinking about this Sunday. What do you think of the new Soca and Calypso, or just party songs? Think I'm being to harsh? Is there any song you think I should definitely listen to? Or do you feel the same way? Are you also feelign rather meh with this coming Crop Over?


$20 Make up Challenge!

Hey all! I totally forgot to post this here! I did the $20 Make up challenge, Bajan Style! ($20USD hehehe). It's actually possible in Barbados. Most Items I got from Collins, except some eyeshadows from the $2 Store that I hauled here,  an e.l.f. lipstick and eyeshadow brush. The only thing I would have loved to gotten, was some settign powder... hmm
Anyway, here's the video!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

JewelMint Summer Sale!!!

Hey all! I do not usually do posts on sales though, when I saw this one and couldn't miss out on alerting you about it.

If any of you have been watching Beauty vloggers on YouTube, you may know about JewelMint. It is a paid subscription service of sorts where you sign up by doing a style quiz, then they create a showroom for you each month with different jewellery items to suit your tastes. The jewellery is designed and styled by Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter respectively.

Click picture to sign up!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

VO5 Conditioners Review- All hair textures!

I’ve been using the VO5 conditioners for a bout 2 years, trying different ones since I started doing cowashes in 2010. I’m no hair expert, but these are perfect for quick cowashes because they’re cheap ($4-5BDS), easy to find and most are relatively thick and most are very moisturising.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lazy Sunday Chit Chat: 50 Shades of Bull

Hey all! I've been reading 50 Shades of Grey recently.  Just on whim, I had found the download and I decided that I would have a read. Not even knowing what it was.

I finally got around to reading it, after finishing the entire Hunger Gamers trilogy. Whew that was some intense reading btw! I love hate how it ended. But I digress, I started the first few pages of 50 Shades of Grey, and I wondered why I had such a weird feeling about reading this book. So I decided to check Wikipedia for a synopsis, and boy was I shocked! It's about BDSM. I nearly had a heartattack.

But, I decided to continue reading because I hate starting books and never finishing them. I must say, some things in this book are rather interesting, however it takes a lot of willpower to want to read any further. I want to know what happens to the characters in the end, and yet at the same time, I want something seriously bad to happen to the female protagonist. She's just too annoying to me and Christian Grey is an ill humoured freakshow. That's the best way to describe him.

I have less than 100 more pages to read and I just do not want to read them. This is the most annoying thing ever! How can I not want to read it, yet want to find out what happens at the end of the book? Another thing which is putting me off from this book is knowing there are sequels and thus, the ending will be some sort of lead on junk. Ugh, frustrates me to no end.

Away from crazy books, I have some new videos coming up soon, one will be a short series, directed by my boyfriend, Tyrell, so be on the look out for it. It's a Complications of Infatuation (COI) with a twist. Also the boyfriend tag has been requested, so we'll be working on that soon also.

I am yet to film my $20 (USD, I hope haha) make up challenge. I keep forgetting everytime I come to film. I can say that the part that would worry me the most about this tag is putting on foundation with just my fingers, because I hate stuff under my nails.

I've been hoping to bring back my Asian Candy series. I really miss watching Asian Dramas, especially now the local network has decided to start showing one. Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum). I'm in love with it! So what do you think? Bring back the Asian Drama suggestions monthly?

I hope you haven't been reading any awful books like me. And if you have hopefully the ending justifies the means. I cannot wait to finish that book. Have a nice Sunday and a great week!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Urban Decay gets Smokey!

Hey all! Everyone is talking about the new Urban Decay Cosmetics Smoked palette (the reply to their Naked palettes). I think it's pretty nice actually! I think I like it more than the Naked palettes. I'd have to say my favourite colours are Rockstar, Mushroom and Evidence.

xSparkage reviews it on her blog: http://bit.ly/S0zKQY

You can purchase it here on UD: http://bit.ly/LhP2Mz

What to do you think of it?


Thursday, July 12, 2012

From Swimsuit to Outfit

From Swimsuit to Outfit

Hey all, just a quick outfit post on how to change your one piece into an outfit perfect for a beach date or a pool party. Very simple, rather than throwing on a cover-up, or having a bag filled with beach things plus extra clothes!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lazy Sunday Chit Chat: Bath & Body Works

I dont know if I'd ever said this on my blog before, but I'm totally obsessed with Bath & Body Works! I love their sales, sadly they never seem to reach here :(. Actually there is B&BW available in Barbados, but it's just the regular lines. Never the seasonal specials, unless you get them from an independent retailer, and sometimes they can be really expensive.

I'd really love to try out the candles. I love calming and sweet yummy scents. I love to see candles really. Even if they aren't scented. I think it's the flame that gets me. I love to just watch the soft flicker of a candle.

Anyway as I was saying, Bath and Body works is one thing that I wish was better here in Barbados. I remember when I was younger, we'd get B&BW fragrances, or the fabulous Victoria Secrets lotions. Seeing hauls from there sometimes makes me sad. I just want to go out and buy some and a haul a bunch of candles hahah. I sound totally nuts, but that's what I've been thinking about this Sunday afternoon.

BTW, for those of you lucky enough to get Bath and Body Works, they're currently having their Semi-annual Sale. It's just crazy the scale of the sale. 75% of on some items, buy 3 get 3 free, $8 candles, $3 Anti-Bac! WOOP.. where's my credit card?! hahaha

Happy Shopping to those of you taking part!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dolled up! FOTD

Hey all! I just was filming some videos for my channel and I felt like going all out with my make up. I don't think the camera did the colours enough justice, but it was a more intense neutral look than what I'd do normally.  ( I really deepened the crease AND I put on falsies!)

What I used:
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation- 350 Caramel (set with baby powder)
Maybelline Mineral Power Bronzer- Dark
Boots Botanics Eye shadow- Nutmeg
Sleek "Oh So Special" Palette
LORAC OnScreen Duo- Caviar & Champagne
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil- Black
Maybelline Great Lash- Very Black
Ardell 46 Lashes (cut into demis)
Boots Lengthening mascara- Black Brown (brows)
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick- Peach

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