Friday, December 30, 2011


Hey Everyone!


Does everyone have plans?

This year Matt and I are staying in. We're doing late Christmas with his dad on New Years Day. I'm still not sure what I'm wearing, mind you I have no idea what's going on still. I got a really nice rhinestone shirt from my mama for Christmas.

Is anyone doing any resolutions?
I am. I'm only doing simple stuff.
Here's a few - with reasoning!

1 - No Stereotyping/Judging

We're all guilty of it at some point or another. Even if it's seemingly harmless, someone would be insulted.
I have a habit of creating lives of people. I basically judge their appearances and assume how their lives are. Which is still stereotyping/judging.
My granny was actually a victim of this about a month ago. She use to have a bump near her place and one day she slipped. A man was walking by and said "You can lie there you drunk!"

Cruel, right?

Irony, my granny use to have maybe one drink a year. Now she can't drink and has problems with her leg/knee [hence why she fell]
When I spoke to my mum about this incident later she said that people make a lot of accusations because of the area we live in.

This is what prompted this resolution.

2 - Don't Settle For Anything Less Than Fabulous!

Everyone should feel fabulous, no matter who you are! Male, female, old, young, gay, straight, bisexual, single, coupled, etc.
What do I define as fabulous? Comfortable in your own skin.
Bruno Mars got it right when he said
"Cause you're amazing, just the way you are!"

If you feel comfortable wearing all black, then wear all black!
If you feel comfortable wearing a face full of makeup, then do it!

I've realized recently that if you don't know who you are, you're generally not comfortable with yourself.

Why settle for anything other than who you are??

I'll let you guys think about this,
and I'll see you in the new year!

Happy 2012 and stay safe!


P.S -
If there's anything you want more [or less] of let me know! I'm pretty much up for anything.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

winter blues and sparkles!

Hey Everyone!

Finally got around to doing 2 more tutorials for the holidays.

I actually got a lot of compliments on the first. I have naturally small eyes and this really does open them up. With the gold tones and keeping product minimal, this works on pretty much any eye colour.

[I do note in the video that if your skin is darker to use a darker colour. My skin is really fair so this tone works for me.]

"Bright Lights and Shimmer"

The 2nd is somewhat of a smoky eye idea but with brighter colours [of course]


Another thing is, Matt and I are trying to eat really healthy but honestly, it's really hard. Oh it's easy to not buy junk food [cookies, etc] but the fact is, if you look at everything you eat most of the things aren't healthy.

We're big on snacking so instead of cookies or chips, we got tortilla chips and salsa or crackers [triscuits are freaking amazing] I also started doing something else that my dad started.

"The Snack Plate"

What started it was that when you're hungry at night and you don't really want anything heavy on your stomach, you look at the fridge see what's there. Green onions, pickles, cheese, olives, etc. Basically whatever you'd put on a snack buffet works.

As the holidays approach, it's harder to stay on budget and keep waistlines fit. I had my first part of Christmas last Sunday.

I am not a fan of Egg Nog, I'm not entirely sure why I agreed to drinking it.

I'll put more on that in my more personal blog

Enjoy holidays!
I'll try to do another video ASAP!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holidays : Waistlines, Partying and Keeping Fit!

Hey everyone!

So if you don't already know, I made a separate blog for my personal life. Go check it out here

With the holidays coming up soon, a lot of people tend to over eat or over drink. I definitely get it though, temptation is a horrible thing! But drinking and eating - like everything - is all about moderation. We all know "One glass of water per alcohol beverage consumed" but who really thinks about it. If you're at a work or family function, you may want to ease up on the intake of alcohol.

Instead of worrying about water all the time, make sure that you keep yourself hydrated if you're drinking. Keep a glass of water with you so you're not worrying about getting some. It keeps you from getting too badly hungover [that's if you're drinking too much.]

Of course, there's the waistline issue. That goes with drinks too. Egg nog isn't easy on calories. It has the same ingredients as cake/cupcakes.

But, just like cake/cupcakes and egg nog [and everything else], things are alright in moderation.

So if you want to have that piece of cake? Do it! Maybe try to have a smaller piece, or try not to over do desserts. It's actually a proven fact that if you fill your plate with more healthy items [like veggies, cheese, fruits, crackers] you're less likely to "pig out" on unhealthy things. However, what is a holiday party without desserts?

As I mentioned before, everything in moderation.

A few tips for post holidays:
1 - When you get home from that party, drink at least one glass of water. It helps flush the toxins from sugary foods or the alcohol.

2 - Maybe try doing a few workouts. Even if it's simple like dancing around while doing things around the home. Or a few squats. Even if you're not big on exercise, it does make you feel better and just a little may help.

3 - Be sure to wash your face before bed and definitely in the morning. It helps get the grease/toxins out as well. A light exfoliant gets the job done [soap and salt mix for oily skin] but Google has a bunch of different recipes for different skin types.

Well that's all the tips I can suggest today. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday - whatever you celebrate.

Biggest thing I cannot stress enough though.

There's far too many options to avoid this.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Keeping on Budget for the Holidays!

Hey everyone!

Holidays are coming! You know what that means? SPENDiNG MONEY AND LOTS OF FOOD!!!

I hear a lot of you screaming about budgets and waistlines.
Fear not .... I am here to save you!

This is Part One of Two - Holiday Budget

This Christmas is a lot different than last year. Last year I did go overboard with spending on gifts because I wasn't 100% if I would be able to this year. So glad I did because with moving and everything, my budget has gotten a lot more strict.

Here's a few suggestions for keeping things in budget:

1 - Gift Sets
I cannot tell you how much these help. I got both my grandmothers bath sets. The ones I got have a bodywash, lotion and loufa. These types of gift sets are great because even if you get a name brand, they're excellent pricing.

Which leads me to #2

2 - Name Brands
I can tell you right now that name brands and no name brands are different every where, so compare pricing. Sometimes they're the same price. I happen to buy a lot of no name brand just for the sheer fact it's the same product for even slightly cheaper. [it makes a difference in the end]
When I say price around, I mean it. Flyers are great. Some stores have a "price match" thing.

3 - Price Match
What is Price Match?
Excellent question!

Price Match is when you can find a product in one store but cheaper in another store's flyer. Bring the flyer to the store, when you go to pay for your products you can show your cashier. I know Wal*Mart does this now but I'm not 100% on what other stores do it. Definitly check before you go shopping.

4 - Keep a price range for everyone
If you keep a certain price for everyone, then you can figure out budgetting. For certain people, you may be able to buy a few small things instead of one large/expensive item.

5 - One at a Time or List it!
If you walk into a store without having a person in mind, you can easily over spend. If you're not sure who to look for, try to get an idea of the store before buying - maybe write things down with their price. That way you can also price at different stores. [ie; Price Match]

6 - Find Good Sales
[fyi - I learned this part from my mum's shopping habits]
Many stores make sales/specials that really isn't worth it. There can be two things but only one on sale but if the 2nd has more in it, you're getting your money's worth. Always add things up with 2 for 1 deals, or a certain amount for a certain price [ie; 2 for 20$]

So those are some little tips. I suppose shopping may be a tad late [this really was suppose to be done earlier in November ...] but for all you last-minute shoppers ... SHAME ON YOU!!! But these are good tips year round.

I actually did my first holiday tutorial of the year! While uploading it, I realized how similar it is to Kandee Johnson's tutorial!
There's nothing wrong with that, just the fact in comparison hers is by far better! Lol Oops!


PS -
Next blog I'm going to talk about the amount of food during holidays!