Monday, December 22, 2014

Leaving Blogger

It was nice while it lasted but i never have time to keep up so go over to Tumblr to keep up with me and my tips. Thanks for any support I had along with the views I recieved.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Getting to know me

The Mixed Girls Tag: Who is the girl with the big crazy curls?

1.) What are you mixed with? 

Jamaican(Mom) and White/European decent (Dad)

2.) What ethnicity have you often been mistaken for? 

Puerto Rican or Mexican(and other hispanic nationalities) 

3.) Is you hair Curly or Straight? 


4.) Was coming from different backgrounds challenging growing up? 

For me yea, it was pretty difficult because in today's society biracial children are forced to choose one race to associate themselves with. I was also self conscious and had low self-esteem for the longest time because I was and will always be different from "pure-breed" people, I still have it today but i'm beginning to like myself more.

5.) Which background do embrace most? 

Mostly white mainly because I hang around more white children and i haven't really had any good experiences with "black" children. Black children tend to refer to me as a "light-skin" since i'm fairly pale due to my father being white. It's hard to fit in when you're "too white for the black kids, and too black for the white kids." 

6.) Have you ever been teased for being different? 

Umm, yea mainly by black children. (reference question 5)

7.) Have you ever been ashamed of being Multiracial? 

Yea, most my life I wished I was full white so that I could fit in with others.

8.) Do you feel that being Mixed has it's benefits? 

In a way yes, well at least for me and my big hair. Like sometimes ill just walk down the street and a random person will either stop their vehicle or come up to me and tell me they LOVE my hair. 
Also by being mixed you get a better outlook on life since you have more than one culture present in your life. I personally feel that everyone should marry and date outside of their race so that one day everyone is Multi-racial and then no one could be racist.

*imagine a world without racism* it would definitely be a better place.

9.)What makes being Multi-Racial a beautiful thing? 

Being multi-racial gives you outlooks on life and more opportunities since you catch peoples attention with your "exotic" looks.

10.) Any advice to some who struggle with their Multiracial Identity?

Just find people who like you for you and surround yourself with them. Because if someone truly likes and cares for you, even on a purely friend basis, they won't care that you're multi-racial, in-fact they might even like you more for being multi-racial since that makes you unique and stand out.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mermaid Makeup

 To get into the summer spirit I decided to experiment with some of my makeup. I studied many YouTube videos and observed many pictures before pulling out my makeup. My finished product was only my first attempt and afterwards I decided what i should do next time to make it even better.

Products used:

  • Urban Decay Deluxe Palette
  • Random palette with pink colors
  • Any chapstick
  • Fishnet dress (or any material you can place on your head)
  • Sponge (and or makeup brushes)
  • Colored Contacts
*If you would like you could also use mascara or eyeliner but I forgot to use mascara because I was trying to beat the sunset.

Place a fishnet pattern over your face. 
Take your sponge and go from
layer on the colors til the desired shade. 
*for a brighter look you can always start with a primer or concealer.
*if you would like to include more exposed skin place the fishnet on your neck and arm go from "Graffiti" back to Pink so the colors look more synced.

*Now is when i would put in my contacts if you choose to do so.

For your eyelids use the same order of colors but stop at color that's closest to your eye and fan it out.
*Mine stops at "Peace" so i just extended the blue into the fishnet pattern.

The finishing step is to apply your chapstick and take your pink sparkly eye-shadow and dab it on your lips to make them a more pinky color with a few sparkles to reflect off the camera. 

Now change into a "Mermaid" like top or swimsuit and take pictures to post. If you want a more Mermaid like effect you could always invest in a $3,000 Mermaid Tail to scare others on the beach or have a more realistic mini-photo-shoot.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Simple steps to achieve healthy looking flawless skin

As the seasons change our bodies change especially in the colder, dryer months of the year. For these extra harsh months skin care is extremely mecessary to avoiding dry, flaky skin.The body is made up of 70% water so the first step to healthy, resfreshed looking skin and hair is to consumer water. A good way to know how much water you should be drinking is to take your weight (in pounds) and divide that by 2, the resulting number is about how manh ounces you should consume each day.

☆before you get out of bed in the morning drink some water to clear out your system.

Everyone has a different skin type. Some have it easy while others are forced to use manh products to perfect there skin pr atleast mke it manageable; below are common types of skin and how to identify them. Personally my skin is a mixture of oily and dry, I guess you could say combintion but not exactly, depending on the seqson and my diet.
Skin types:

⊙Oily skin
    -skin tends to give off a shiny look
    -use products with an acid balance(4.5-5.5 on th pH scale)
⊙Normal skin(rare)
    -using a neutralizing product
⊙Combination skin(common)
     -shiny T-zone (includes forehead, nose, and chin)
⊙Dry skin
     -many people experience dry flaky skin in colder months
     -using moisturizers and other products to hydrate the skin with improve this

The basic skin care rountine should take around 4 steps depending on your skin type.

1. Cleanse skin with a product that won't strip the skin of its natural oils. EX. Dove sensitive bar soap
2. Use toner, freshner, or astringent with low or no alcohol; alcohol dries out the skin so avoid using it unless that works for you.
3. Moisturize skin with face lotions, regular lotion, or any creams that will put moisture back into your skin for a healthy glow. Moisturizing also helps to achieve younger looking skin.
4. Protection. Using makeup or mouisturizers with SPF helps against aging and damaging of the skin.

☆use atleast SPF 15 if not higher to protect against the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun
☆expoliate atleast once a week to get rid of the dead skin that builds up over time

If you are like myself, prone to bad acne due to bad genetics, I recommend seeing a dermatologist. Your dermatologist will recommend different creams, soaps, and possibly pills to either control your horomones or to help fight off acne before it starts.

Everyone, no matter who they are wants to have perfect, beautiful skin that they can show off with confidence. Just by taking a few minutes out of your day can help to improve your self esteem.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ombre and glitter nails

A simple white to blue ombre with glitter from the art supply store.

When painting your nails remember to apply a base coat to protect your nail bed, and a top coat when done to seal in your design; you don't want the time you spent to go to waste.

Supplies needed:

☆ clear base coat
☆ clear top coat
☆ white nail polish
☆ 2 other colors (I used a medium and a saphire blue)
☆ cheap glitter (mine was from hobby lobby)
☆ sponge or sponge tool
☆ paint brush or finger (to pick up and apply glitter)
☆ nail polish remover and cotton balls/pads (to fix mistakes)