This post is more like an appreciation post. I started this blog in March if I’m correct and I feel like my style has grown so much and I am so happy that I could share it with you guys. Through my blog I was inspired to make a YouTube channel which is thriving. Without you guys I would of never found the courage to step outside my comfort zone and expose myself to the world. I am so happy that the people on BlogSpot and YouTube have welcomed me with open arms and that is a great feeling.
A year from today when I look back on the post I hope that I will have grown is ways unimaginable. I hope to have grown in my make up skills because I am still a beginner and that my fashion sense will elevate. Right now with make up and beauty I am very shy to try new things and hopefully that will change.
For the New Year I dont really have any resolutions besides to just grow as a person but thats something I should be doing all day everyday not just because its a new year. I do sort have a little change nothing major and not really because its a New Year. But it is to buy quality not quanity. It seems like something like that should be common sense and sometimes it is and others its not. What I basically mean is that if I see something I like to buy it. Dont worry about the price. If I am going to get my money’s worth and this item is going to become a key essential to my wardrobe then get it. Sometimes I let my dad’s side come out of me which is the cheap side, the “I’m not going to pay that price side” lol. But what ends up happening is I find these amazing pieces and decide I dont want to spend that type of money right now and once I am ready to spend that type of money the item is gone forever and I’ll think about that item for weeks to come. I know everyone has those moments but I am tried of saying I’m going to learn to buy what my heart is craving for.
Anyway enough babbling... Here are my top 5 outfits over the past couples months....
Tell me what’s your favorite look.
Also I have some videos coming for you guys. A Christmas Haul, A New Year’s Video (kinda be with me when the ball drops lol), Get Ready With Me: New Years 2012 Edition. So be on the look out.
And an extra one, I couldn't just pic 5 lol...
Tell me what you guys did for New Years or your resolutions...
I have always had this “style crush” on Nicole Richie. Her make up is always flawless and effortless. Her style is very versatile. Some days you will catch her with a bohemian dress and a pair if house of harlow moccasins. Another day you will catch her extremely fashion forward in a Stella McCartney dress and vintage houndstooth pumps. Either way her style is something that I have admired.
Sorry this is late. During the holidays my internet was down and of course no one was able to come out until after Christmas lol. But I am back with a tutorial I filmed on Christmas Eve of how I curl my extensions and a video of my family opening gifts. Also the video of us opening gifts has my nieces singing. My mom has the kids perform something they learned in school. When I was little I remember playing my clarinet and it was always a new Christmas song I had learned.
In an earlier post I had posted pictures of items I wanted for Christmas. I got 2 out of 3 lol. I would of just been happy with one. So “Santa” was good to me this year lol. From my parents I got my Michael Kors Gold Runway watch. It is everything I imagined. My family keeps making fun of me because I have an extremely small wrist and the watch is so massive lol.
My second item I got was the Chanel Wallet Chain Purse. Last Christmas “Santa” brought me a pair of Chanel Leather Motorcycle Boots. As the months went on after I got the boots I realized I had to have the purse lol. So I asked my parents, I thought I was only going to get the watch which would of made me happy but they came threw.
Once the purse arrives in the mail, I promise I’ll do a video of it. This Christmas must of been the Christmas for Chanel because Saks said it would take a while to ship. The Sak’s in Pittsburgh no longer has a Chanel Boutique so they had to order it from another Sak’s. Even though I dont physically have the item I was so excited! Knowing that its on its way and it will be here soon and I just dont know what I’ll do with myself.
Sorry about my recent M.I.A. Things as usual have been hectic with school and work. This semester is finally done. It ended with all A’s and B’s and a 2.8 gpa. I know, I know it should be over a 3.0 but due to other circumstances in previous semesters I am working hard to get things back on track. However I am very excited about my great grades.
Things will change I promise. I just arrived home TODAY! This very day at about 9:30 and the first thing I did besides have a great breakfast was write this entry. Thats how much I have missed you guys that I thought I have to immediately update. This is my first blogger christmas and I am so excited to share EVERY waking moment with you guys. Next year I think I’ll do a 12 days of Christmas thing. This year I wasn’t really thinking about it but I can almost promise for something like that this time next year.
Now that I have updated you guys the next step is to take a nap lol. I just got off the P.A. Turnpike, spent a whole 3 and 1/2 hours on that things alone. Just me and my good old iPod. Not to mention the slow drivers and the state trooper trying to get me lol. J.K. I drive according to all P.A. Turnpike rules and regulations ;)...
I had started with going to do an OOTD. But when I went to take the pictures everything did not turn out how I expected. First and for most I am in Pittsburgh not Philadelphia at my moms house. So I am not in my usual setting for taking pictures. I took some in my parents closet because I liked the background of the clothes.
When I do OOTD’s I take about 20 pictures and then from those pictures I eliminate the ones I don’t want. I did want I usually do but when I went back to choose. My face in the majority of them looked a whole lot more GHOSTLY. To me honest it scared me because I never experienced this before. It’s clear it;s my make up but I didn’t change anything in my full face routine.
Please give me some suggestions.
On my problem
First I primed my face with L’oreal base, next was my under eye concealer, then my foundation, next a VERY small amount of my Maybelline Translucent powder and last was my Revlon Colorstay powder. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone is enjoying this turkey day. Smile and laugh a lot with your family and make sure you express your love for them because who knows what can change from this Thanksgiving to the next
I have been so in the Christmas spirit. I have been picking out all kinds of goodies for my family. And the other day my mom asked “What would I like from Santa this year?” and I completely forgot about myself. The true meaning of christmas is about other people. Spending time with your family and enjoying the time you have together. But when my mom asked, it got me thinking...
HHHMMM...What do I want.
So I started looking around what is in this season and I came up with a list.
Please note. I know I will not get all these things for christmas. I am NOT expecting all these things but a girl CAN DREAM. right?
Like I said previously I am asking for a lot. I am not expecting the Red Jumbo Chanel. But I know my mom already got the watch and is working on the smaller Chanel. Maybe later on in the year I will treat myself. First I have to find a place that sells Chanel in the states. The Saks have started taking out their Chanel Boutiques. My mom was saying to check Blomingdales or Lord And Taylor.
If you all know if a place in Philadelphia or Delaware that sells Chanel please let me know because I have been crushing on this Red Jumbo Chanel for almost a year. lol
SO I apologize for being M.I.A. lately. I know post like this one have been coming in very frequently. When I lived my parents shooting was simple because I could ask my mom to snap some quick pictures but at my new place it is so much easier to record videos. So I have been frequently updating my youtube channel and letting my blog slide.
Over the summer the only thing I worried about was my blog. But since August rolled around life has been a little crazy. First my move from Pittsburgh, Pa to Delaware. Then school and after school was work. Somewhere between working 5 days a week and going to school 2 days a week every now and then I manage to find time to make a video and no time to take a couple pictures.
I have yet to fully finish furnishing the place. It is filled with a lot of cream colored walls that are very boring for OOTD backgrounds. On top of the boring backgrounds I have absolutely no ceiling lights besides in the bathroom and kitchen so lighting is bad and then the most important reason why I don’t take pictures is because I don’t have a single idea where to set my camera to take self portraits. At my parents house I would set my phone on my tall dress and turn on the self timer. Now my tall dresser is in my walk in closet so when taking pictures I don’t get the complete effect I would like which oh so often frustrates me.
My solution to my horrible problem is to buy a tripod. I just been holding off on getting one. This time of the year I am looking for christmas gifts and a gift for boyfriend because his birthday is in december. Buying stuff for myself is a little out of the question. With that being said unfortunately there won’t be any huge fashion hauls. I will use this time to get a nice collection of drugstore make up so I can a haul, review and tutorial on the drugstore products that I use.
Also if you live somewhere where there is a CVS I would recommend signing up for their rewards card it is the greatest thing EVER. I recently bought Revlons color stay foundation for combination skin from CVS and because I use their card I got immediate rewards which was a $5 any purchase. There is no minimum. I have managed to collect 3 different coupons totaling about $10. I’m going to use these current coupons to get a face primer for my foundation and a better under eye concealer. Suggestions are always welcomed. Something oil free please for my oh so oily skin lol.
Well i know this was a long blog entry, probably very boring all words and no pictures no inspirational pictures.
I do however have a youtube video seeing as how that has started to take up the LITTLE bit of free time I do have between school and work,
I hope you enjoy. As always thank you for watching and reading. Please check out my youtube channell. I would love to go a subscriber give away but first I need to build my subbies. My Channel
I enjoyed my time home for my birthday so much! It was amazing. The last time I was home was the middle of August and I know it hasnt been that long since I was last home but my family is very close so to me it felt like FOREVER.
Tuesday I got to Pittsburgh at around 2. My mom picked me up. I was a little tired from sitting in the airport and the flight itself. Flying always makes me tired especially when I get to the airport tooearly and have to wait a little over 2 hours. Lol. (I really really didnt want to be late). So I went home and just relaxed. I spent time with my babies. Ruby and Diamond.
Ruby actually makes a guestappearance in my ootd on saturday.
Wednesday I’m not sure if I have ever mentioned to you guys how many people in my immediate family have birthdays in October. I am horrible with remembering the exact days but I do know the order. My big brother is first, next my nephew, then my niece then me. Crazy right. Well my parents had already gave everyone their gifts besides my niece. My mom wanted me to be there. Around 7 before her bedtime we stopped over with her gift.
Both my parents had to work so I spend majority of the daw relaxing. Once they got off we went to Target, I wanted to check out their E.L.F stuff and I got goodies. (Haul video coming SOON). Then we went to visit my grandfather. I love him so much and my memories with him as a child are so vivid and humorous. No matter when or where he has this joking spirit. He is always cracking jokes or messing with someone some how. When I went to visit him, he would pull hair gently and I would turn around and he would look away and whistle, as if it wasnt him lol.
Oh yes! Friday was filled with things to do! I was so excited about being back in my hometown and stuffed months worth of missing my city into one day lol. It started with an early trip downtwon. To a great spa where I got my underarms waxed. Also a very interesting thing, dont think its weird lol but... The lady at the spa convinced me to get my upper lip waxed. NOT BECAUSE I HAVE A MUSTACHE!
She was explaining to me that once you start waxing on a consistent basis, that the hair wont grow back. I knew that already but she started to explain that if a lot of these older women would have been waxing their upper lips when they were younger they wouldnt have beards and mustaches. I started thinking...
I dont want to be one of those old women! I should start now while I am young. lol. I definitely dont have any regrets on choosing to wax my upper lip, it hurt a little like all waxing does. And I know I would have to consistently wax my upper lip for the next 2 or 3 years but it wont be a problem. When I get my underarms and legs waxed, I’ll include upper lip. Hopefully it wasnt for nothing, future speaking.
After the waxing we stopped in Saks Fifth Avenue to take a look a some Channel bags. (Thats what I am asking for this Christmas). And THEY TOOK THE CHANNEL BOUTIQUE OUT! I was so hurt when I walked into the Channel Boutique and it was filled with Burberry! It was heart breaking! I was immediately ready to go! But my mom wanted to look at shoes and show me a couple Bobbi Brown products.
Then it was to the mall! The wonderful, wonderful mall. I went to the mall closes to my house which is really a dying mall. But all I needed was a Gap( I love their sweaters), Forever 21 and a Macy’s. I didnt find anything at that Gap unfortunately. Forever 21 I got a pair of flared burgundy jeans. Then to Macy’s for a little M.A.C. love but unfortunately, they only had 2 people working and they both were doing Halloween make up so they didnt help much so I didnt get anything.
Last was to my FAVORITE drug store of all time CVS. I love CVS because of their rewards card. With you receipt you get immediate rewards. I mean like big time reward. For example my mom bought an eye solution and on her receipt she had a $15 off coupon and it HADNOMINIUM! Of course I stole it and bought make up lol. Here is a list, I will also be doing a YouTube video on my NEWCAMERA in 1080 HD so you can see the items.
After CVS home we went for dinner.
P.S. This post was starting to get lengthy so the actual day of my birthday is not included. I will post that tomorrow. I want to be able to have time to include the products I used on my face and a quick ootd from before the birthday dinner.
I am so excited about my birthday. Its not as great as sweet 16 or 21 but its special because I given another year to spend with my family and friends.
I have been doing this blog since May, I think and I have felt so much loveand support from my subscribers on blogspot, Chictopia and YouTube.
You all are wonderful and special to me.
Without your comments and criticism I would not have been able to grow so much.
My birthday started off with me picking up my Aunt Bev from the airport at 12:15
My Aunt Bev lives in California and ever year she comes to Pittsburgh for my birthday and I love her for that. She can choose to come at other times but its always like a day before my birthday. This year she landed at 12:02 on my birthday which made it super special that she brought it in with me.
This post was made at 2:00a.m. so please stay tuned for an out of the night for when I go to dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory (my favorite restaurant of all time) with my family for my birthday.
Also look out for a birthday haul. It will include my new camera, clothes and a couple makeup items I got. I might have to make two because I ordered a Michael Kors Hamilton bag and a pair of Steve Madden Leopard Print Wedges that wont be here til the 5th but I don't think I want to wait til the 5ht for a haul. But tell me what you all think. If you want me to do one with the items I have I will or if you want me to wait I will.
I am not returning to bed but first a look over the past couple of months.
Today is my first day back in my lovely hometown. As always on my first day back i like to just chill and set up an agenda for the other days I will be home. Being home allows me to lounge around, be lazy and get my thoughts together. Almost like a retreat. A home away from home lol.
Unfortunately lounging around the house also means I am not getting “Dressed to Impress”.
I do have a video for you guys that I posted on my youtube channel a while back. For me it is a whole lot easier to upload a video verses taking pictures because I DIDNT have a camera and doing things on my phone was the WORST trying to get it stand up at the right height and right angle. TOO MUCH!
This friday I am going to take another trip to Best Buy and get hopefully 2 tripods.
A Mini Tripod
I will use this to sit on my desk for when I am making videos
A Regular One
This one is for taking OOTD pictures
On to the good stuff. The videos and OOTD
As always my lovelies
Thanks for reading, check out my youtube channel (I upload on there a little more frequent)