Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
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
- 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
Monday, January 27, 2014
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 tends to give off a shiny look
-use products with an acid balance(4.5-5.5 on th pH scale)
-using a neutralizing product
-shiny T-zone (includes forehead, nose, and chin)
-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
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.
☆ 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)