Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A strange package lands on my door waz DAH BOMB !!!!

So I opened my door after hearing a pounding that could have only been the cops or UPS! A man in a delivery truck yelled at me saying he left a package on my door step. uhm, uh-kay... With a quick nod I leaned forward and grabbed the large package....Hmmmm, what could this be? I didn't buy any thing or did I ? hmmmmm.
Upon opening the large package I saw three shoe boxes and a card.
I felt the sting of tears as I uttered " Oh , no she didn't". I instantly remembered that about 2 weeks ago I received a message on face book from an actual friend from high school .We actually never talked after high school , some 16 years ago, and we recently found each other on FB.You know how that goes.
Well she asked me my shoe size and I told her. I thought nothing of it. End of Story ....Ha! so I thought !
Today my heart melted and my tears poured with joy. How dare her be so sweeeeet to me? LOL ...I was so humbled that I had to sit down and just revel on the beauty and generosity of people.
These shoes came at the right time. And they fit !!!!!!!!!! The girly- girl  in me slipped my feet in each one and I blushed as I thought of wearing the blingy blue pair for the hubby and hubby alone....LOL...
They are all super sexy; super over the top.

  The blue ones will be for the mister's eyes only........
                      The grey pair are sweet and the design is unique.
                            I love the camel studded bootie. My fave!
These shoes are super sturdy and super cute. The camel studded bootie will probably get the most wear as they even go with today's outfit. Honestly, it's been a while since I bought me a pair of flyyy feet because I'm trying to stay on a tight budget and livewith less these days...So this was a real surprise and a real treat for me...These heels are higher than my normal wear, but not SUPER high so they are still very wearable. I plan on rocking them over the next few weeks for sure !

I am blessed ....I am loved....I give thanks !

Have a lovely night ~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I LOVE VAGINA DAY !!!! Dont' you ?

This V day is all about me !!!

I want to fall in love with me all over again ...

Some time we need reminders to love our self …
I’ll use 2/14/2011 as my reminder…

I don’t do Valentine’s Day ...Do the research on the history of Valentine’s Day for your self. And see why...
This is not a celebration of love…It's more a celebration of death ...Like I said , you read up on it...
If you love some one, You love them EVERYDAY, and you shower them with LOVE all the time. I don’t need the money-making-master-minds behind this " holiday" telling me what day to LOVE my man or vice versa !
Excuse me as I laugh out loud @ this commercial mess…so glad I'm grown .

Today and the next February fourteens that I get to enjoy on this Earth will be called Vagina Day !
Any one with a Vagina can celebrate V-day .This basically means to LOVE , honor and promote yourself as a WOMAN…

Many of us get depressed on days like Valentines Day, So why not Flip the script and get real happy about you ?!

Since I started noticing and liking boys over 2 decades ago , I realized too much pressure is put on men this day. So I take the pressure back. I release the men in my life from this foolishness. I already told my hubby. Please don’t kill your self to get me anything. I’m DONE ! I don’t want it …I love you !!!

He accepted this (as I’m sure he felt “ off dah hook” )yet he still managed to send me an e-card expressing his love… See what we’ve done ladies ???!!! LOL

So just how does one celebrate Vagina Day ?

Hmmm. It’s pretty easy and you can customize it for YOU !

Now this is girl talk here so NO BOYS ALLOWED !

Here is a list of girlie things to do on Vagina day:

-Get up and wash from head to toe…Take time to cleanse and pamper and look at your personal parts. (have no shame ladies)

-Get a pap smear or schedule one TODAY. When last have you had a physical…why wait? especially if it’s been a while.

-Take a moment to examine those breast. Any lumps, bumps, or could you use a nice lathering of moisturizer? Then hook "the girls" up and maybe treat your self to a new bra. Every girl needs support!

-Refrain from sabotaging and unnecessary talk. Use this as time to quiet and slow down your self. Even if your day is busy, busy, busy , you don’t need to be...

-Breathe deeply each time you sigh, curse, feel tense or stressed

-Replace a negative sentence with a positive one…catch your self. Be accountable .You are Watching !!!

-Clean your room, change the sheets, open the windows, plan your week’s wardrobe.

-Cut or shape your (toe)nails and paint them in a color that you never wore before.

-Stand naked and stare in the mirror. Who is that sexy beast looking back at you ? Are you blushing yet ?

-Look at your worst body part and let GO ! YOU are beautifully made. Every scar, tear, stretch mark is there for some reason. These blemishes tell the tale of you!

-Write a letter to your self with brutal honesty…and mail it to your self…How do you feel when you receive it back in a few days? Listen to Self.

-Rummage through that pile of clothes and RELEASE what does not work. Some one else will treasure what you can’t fit or wont wear…Give !

-Fast for a day …take a break from whatever you want. eating, smoking, sex, texting…whatever you want to fast from just pause…pause for a day.

-Pedicure, manicures, buy your self flowers, rock a new outfit, try new makeup, have a long phone call with your girl friend and laugh until you cry.

Okay hope that helps get that mind stimulated.
You see, Vagina day is not at all about sex, spending large sums of money or following the crowd. You customize your loving any way you need to, for you.
It’s unique and special and can be celebrated at home, at your desk or any where your Vagina is…
Be good to your self and Express it in words and ACTION….

You are worth it …Go on, hug your self...look in the mirror and fall in love .....

I’d love to hear what you did for V-day …
Be it Vagina or Valentine, I hope it was Awesome and I hope you end the day with smiles!

peace , love and much pum-pum power to you !!!

M.U.A of the Moment !!! The beautiful & talented Lyric

Today, we will make beautiful music with Lyric, the Jamaican Make-up Artist.
Lyric is a determined young woman with the love of God in her heart. She is a devout Christian who is very active in her church singing songs of praise. When Lyric is not painting faces she is working hard on becoming one of tomorrow's next voices of Gospel.

Lyric has taken time out to share with us today. Please keep a close eye on this M.U.A of the Moment...She is steadily rising to the top of her game !!!!

Lyric, please tell me what got you interested in make-up.
-I've always loved make-up but never took it seriously, just played around.

Did your parents give you a hard time when they saw you liked to “ paint your face” ? 
-Nope! Not one bit! Lol! They never had a problem so.... It's cool. My mom thinks I over do it .

Your work is bold, bright and beautiful and you express this in your own daily make-up. Do people have a hard time accepting you for who you are?
-I'm not accepted by alot of people. People like me usually aren't. This took a toll on my self esteem but the only person I can truly be is me, the Lyric that God created, The Lyric HE loves and accepts.

What does” beautiful “ mean to you ?
-Beauty means accepting who you are. If your not content with the YOU underneath, you’ll never feel beautiful, even if your face is “BEAT” !

Do you think your love and concept of beauty conflicts with your Christianity or belief in GOD?
-Girl! I rock rainbow eyebrows , chains and funky hair! God created this universe with ALL kinds of beauty. I'm crazy expressive! I try to be like my heavenly Father, God.

How can a woman who fears GOD, but love to look good keep from becoming vain?
-Being vain is an uncertainty of who you are. I'm still finding my self in God, but what I know so far is mind blowing. The Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made! WOW! Don’t get me wrong, at times I feel fat, ugly, unattractive and just..... blech! God is good!

How do you promote your business/ makeup services on the island?
-I promote using Face Book, YouTube and Word- of - Mouth

Is there much competition for you in J.A?
-Competition? Not really

Did you ever have a hard time finding products in Jamaica?
-HARD TIME!? HA! That's an understatement!!!! MOST of my stuff I get from YouTube friends, and I give God thanks for that! I can't by stuff out here without paying A HUGE amount of money. The stuff I do buy I have to save and buy, and not having a regular 9-5 jobs makes that a challenge.

When you do, where do you go to buy your products ? Do you shop online?
-Nope! Never shopped on line. I go to all sorts of places down here in Jamaica. Down Town, Half Way Tree, Clock Tower Plaza etc.

What is your absolute favorite makeup item that you NEVER leave home without?
-My oil absorbing powder

Can you offer any tips for keeping your makeup looking good in tropical climate ?
-Thank God you asked! Milk of Magnesia and Vanishing Cream works wonders for normal to oily skin and for those of us who gets oily in random areas.

How are your make-up classes going ? Do you get many participants ?
-Classes? Sigh. They're OK, but they could be better. Not alot of students at all. I'm contemplating just booking solo appointments, rather than having a "class".

What excites you most about makeup ?
-How creative I can get excites me; How flawless the application is.

How would you describe your personal, everyday look ?
-An Everyday look? LOL! Not your typical! Rainbow eyebrows, bold neutrals, bright colors.

What is one great thing you love about being a makeup artist ?
-I love being a Christian Make-up Artist because artistic Christians needs to be encouraged. Beauty is God given, and enhancing it is a God given talent.

Describe a memorable make-up moment
-I once did an entire bridal party with ONE Pressed Powder!

Where do you see your self in the next 5 years ?
-I’ll be Married, Jamaica's Top M.U.A, a successful Gospel singer, and probably living in Paris !


Well there you have it from the artist herself !
If your going to be in Jamaica or would just you'd like to see more of  Lyric's work you can do so by checking out her Blog ,YouTube page and Face Book for more details ...

peace and love

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stepping out of this mama style...

How are you ?

I have been BUSY to the bone with these kids and life in general ! My little boys are turning into men before my eyes…and it's quite nice
Lately, Cooking and Cleaing and grooming have been their priorities in addition to their homeschool studies…These aint yah average little homies and it just feels good to see it happen before my eyes.

So I have been knee deep in mama stuff …and I confess I have fallen off on my self care regim!.

But it’s about to be FASHION WEEK so I figure I’d use this as a way to break the mama monotony !!!!
Sadly, I have not cut my cuticles or painted my nails in two weeks ! That means I have not been faithful to my “Soulful Sunday” nights that I told you about…
Two words: not good…
I am not going to be too hard on my self …But NO MORE dammit…Nobody is perfect but when you catch your self doing wrong , you make right !!! At least I do .
So that is how I'm making right ...  I enlisted a little help :

Loving these tall boots !
I can rock my skirts and my dresses and bring the Fiyah & Funk back to my winter wears during this cold season….Winter really doesn’t inspire my wardrobe much…I feel so blah and run to my jeans and sweaters with no care but to warm up. The cold just aint cute in my book…But still, no excuse !!!SMH @ me …I must maintain…Mommies must maintain !!!! So thank you tall boots, Imma rock the hell outta yall !

That lovely red bag replaced my frumpy tote bag…Yes, LOL I said tote bag (I'm a crafter yah know !!!)
I love having a LARGE bag to carry all my things…The tote carried everything so I used it everyday and it was not cute, but very functional !!!!! So after analyzing the situation, and catching a glimpse in the mirror I made a change . I decided to use my sturdy lap top bag as my carry all…FOR NOW…and it works better with all the compartments and organized sections that keeps my phone and my keys and lipgloss in reach…I hate digging down bags for my belongings...So Imma stick with this. It’s a Buxton Bag. The latest models are  sturdy, fashionable, functional …A tad pricey , but QUALITY leather and you can catch a bargain on E-bay ....I will be getting more … ….saw a flyyy pink one…and you know I love pink …

peace beauties and stay outta the mommy slump ...
I'll do the same !