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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Return to blogging... (with photos)

Hey all! I've missed you all so much. It's definitely been too long since I last blogged, the only reason that I could give you is that life happened. And it was/is hectic.

So around the end of August, I somehow spilled water on my laptop *hides in shame* and had the time of my life to get back my computer from Customs/ my mail forwarder. I didn't get it back until... October, although it was repaired a lot earlier than that. Lesson learnt, people do not always have your best intentions at heart, sadly.

I probably said in a video that I'm still teaching, but not having my laptop which I had prepared a number of things on for this term, meant that I had to work a bit harder than I intended at the start of the term. Thank goodness for Google Drive and the OneDrive though. Even if you don't own a word processor, they have pretty good ones. Also have I mentioned how cool it is that Google allows you to sign into your Chrome and see your tabs from anywhere, even saves the bookmarks across platforms? Well that definitely helped.

Somehow I thought the term would drag along slowly, but instead it went along so swiftly that we're just about 2 weeks before the end. I barely have had time to catch my breath. If I've not been busy marking, or putting together more work for classes, I've been sleeping. Legit, just coming home and sitting down to do something, and within the next few minutes I'm asleep. I tried staying up to at least watch a few YouTube videos (since I can't edit at the moment) or even a show on Netflix, but instead they end up watching me. I'm turning into a 50-year old, haha.

My drive to make a video is there, but my room is ... messy at the moment (read: I ain't got the energy or patience to put everything in a perfect place right now, though I'd like to). I really  did just want to talk to yall. Say I'm still alive and making it.

Oh! And I have to make mention to my new hobby, Aerial Silks! I've been trying to stay fit with this really fun experience. (I'm not one who likes the idea of just a gym workout.) If you follow my Instagram you would have seen some of my posts on it.

Anyhow, here are a couple of pics to hold you over until I can make it back to YouTube fully.

Makeup I did for my first rave. I wasn't quite sure what was the best for a rave. Then to find out anything goes, haha.
Short-lived Amanda the African Daisy
Birthday week! Installed some twisted braids by myself.
Cake cake cake cake cake cake...
Wrapped handstand moves. Still working on them.

Let me know what other posts and videos you'd like to see!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Back to School Giveaways!

Hey all! I know it's been too long since I've posted here, but I have great news (if you read the title you already know)!

GIVEAWAY time since it's Back to School! I know, I know, no longer a student but I just love stationery and it always comes in handy. I posted this on my YouTube & Instagram about a week ago now. If you're not following me on either, make sure you do for future giveaways and life updates!

Anyone (student or otherwise) can enter!

YouTube giveaway rules:
Open to residents of the Caribbean, USA and Canada.
This giveaway will run from 28th Aug to 12th Sept 2015. (2 weeks)

1. Must be subscribed to my YouTube channel.
2. Have to be 18 or older, or have your parents permission to enter if you're not.
3. In the comments, answer what you're most excited about for back to school. Or if you're like me, why you're not that excited.
You can enter as many times as you'd like!

Instagram Giveaway rules:
Open to residents of the Caribbean.
This giveaway will run from 28th Aug to 18th Sept 2015 @11:59pm. (3 weeks)

1. Have to be 18 or older, or have your parents permission to enter if you're not.
2. Go to my Instagram, @thebajanchristina.
3. REPOST the giveaway image with the hashtag #b2swithChris (so that I can find it)
You can enter as many times as you'd like!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Relaxer day & Hair colour change | Relaxed Hair update #11

Hey all! It's been a microwave minute since I last did a hair update. I'm such a bad beauty blogger. Anywho, this weekend I not only relaxed my hair, but I switched up my colour and did a thorough assessment of my problem areas, my thin ends.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

L.A. Girl Glazed lip paints | Swatches & Review

By now you’d think that the hype of these would be dying down, but nah! These are still as relevant as ever. The first time  I spotted these (in September 2014) I was either in Cherish, or a beauty supply store and I was stoked, remembering Leina had compared them to the Too Faced Melted lipsticks . Hardly anyone else was on to them. Then of course, our lovely ladies at Moden Makeup posted about them and before you knew it, everywhere had them! Also like most things in Bim, with more hype comes higher, random pricing. So before you run out to go purchase these, be sure to check more than one place for the best price. I wouldn’t suggest paying more than $15 for these. If you’re more interested in the swatches, skip below the review.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Makeup Doll Cosmetics Lip gloss | Review

Hey all! This review is long overdue, so I'll keep it nice and short. Late last year I bought these 2 lipglosses from MUDC here in Barbados and I've been loving them ever since.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief | Review

Christmas was very good to me. I was able to snag a bunch of skin care minis from Clinique to try out, all while buying gifts. Score! You probably already know I’m always in search of a light-weight yet moisturising moisturiser for my normal skin type. I used to think I had dry skin and so I thought the richer the better, but turns out my face doesn’t agree, especially when you throw Barbados’ heat into the mix.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jackpot Candles | Review & International Giveaway!

Do I have some good news for you all! It's giveaway time! Jackpot candles was nice enough to send me one of their jewellery surprise candles for me to review and... has made the pot even sweeter by offering you guys one too!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

March Collective haul | Beauty

This is my first edited video in forever! Apologies in advance for the camera quality (I definitely can't fix that in post.) I haven't gotten my new camera s yet, but I was excited to try out this new editing program. This past month, I feel as though I went shopping a little too often haha. I forsee way less spending in April. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the haul video. And of course, if you have any questions on the products mentioned or would like to suggest something, please let me know!



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family (or other loved ones) a fabulous and restful Easter!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ruby Kisses Eyeshadow Magic Primer | Quickie Review

Hey all! I purchased the Ruby Kisses (RK) 24hr Eyeshadow magic eyeshadow primer about a year ago... after spotting it in a local beauty supply for about $10BDS. It looks like a dupe for the infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion in terms of name, packaging and formula. I've not been so privileged to try the UDPP, but this primer works like nobody's business.

Monday, February 23, 2015

L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara | Review

After seeing the wand of this mascara, I knew I had to try it. I had recently been using the original Voluminous, but this was supposed to be more fantastic.  I picked up this intriguing tube of mascara from Collins for $18.15BDS, which isn’t too bad. (I still wish Barbados had coupons for these things)The brush looks a little scary at first, but the promise is that it elongates the lashes, especially at the outer corners of the eye. For anyone who’s ever worn lashes, you know how amazing that makes your eyes look.  So did it really give that fluttered look?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Life lately (in Photos) | Life

Hey all!
Although I really wanted too post more often, took a bazillion photos and even edited them to post, I just never seem to have enough energy to make it past 9pm. I've fallen asleep on this computer even, in the middle to doing work, haha. Anyway, here's a recap of December to January this year. I lamely haven't done much in February. But I'll try to have more photos for you soon!

L-R: Christmas trees in the City; a quick bite from one of my favourite places, Jus Grillin';
Attended Tyrell's company dinner; Pretty centre piece from the dinner; trying out some festive makeup for dancers.
Trying out some more colourful eye looks in December (previously posted on my Instagram)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Makeup Doll Cosmetics Makeup Party #2! | Beauty

You know how much I love make up, so when I was invited to Makeup Doll Cosmetics' second makeup party, I jumped at the opportunity! The last time the atmosphere was nice, lots of products, demos and great tips from their makeup artist Anansa, and this time was just as good.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mini Powder brush from BornPretty store | Review

A very compact and portable brush, which I've taken with me to work when I'm running late and need to do my makeup on the go.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps saved my nails | Review

As you may know, I hardly ever paint my nails. But during late July to August, I realised that my nails were getting very soft and flaky. Even my Big toes were suffering. I had to do a bit of a patch job on them, since the Crop Over Season had been so rough on my toes. So in September I decided I couldn’t let my nails suffer this much, so I started taking Biotin and reinforced my aim by purchasing the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps top coat.

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