Monday, June 18, 2012

OMG! Fashion

Just a heads up guys that I will also be posting/administering over at OMG! Fashion on fashion related stuff. This is especially for my followers that are in the Caribbean/St. Vincent :) Give it a look-see (and a follow!) Thanks

MAC Cosmetics and Marilyn Monroe Fall 2012

As a MAC Cosmetics lover, I don't think I've ever been excited about a collection. Until Now. Guys. I LOVE the 50s. And the 60s. And fashion inspired by it! And I love Marilyn Monroe's simple bombshell (oxy-moron) look. Yes, I own countless red lipsticks but who cares!!! I will be getting these!!! The irony is that red was a colour that I was always afraid to wear but now I'd rock it til the cows come home! lol The collection features thirty (30) Limited Edition pieces and will include eye-shadows, lip-sticks, nail polishes and eye-liners. 


MAC Marilyn Collection
Release Date October 2012


Lipstick
Deeply Adored - Deep scarlet (Matte)
Charmed I'm Sure - Dark true red (Matte)
Pure Zen - Warm nude (Cremesheen)
Love Goddess - Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
Scarlet Ibis - Bright orange red (Matte)

Dazzleglass
Phiff! - Sheer yellow peach
Little Rock - Soft sheer white with pearlized pigments

Lip Pencil
Beet - Vivid reddish-pink
Redd - Clearly red
Cherry - Vivid bright blue/red

Eyeshadow
How to Marry - Soft White (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde - Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen - True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl - Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Eye Kohl
Smolder - Intense black
Fascinating - Intense matte white

Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack - Rich deep carbon black

Penultimate Brow Marker
Universal - Natural warm taupe-brown

Brow Finisher
Clear - Sheer

False Lashes
Extreme Black - Carbon black

Beauty Powder
Forever Marilyn - Sheer pale peach highlighter

Powder Blush
Legendary - Pale soft coral (Satin)
The Perfect Cheek - Neutral pink beige (Matte)

Nail Lacquer
Vintage Vamp - Rich deep retro wine (Cream)
Stage Red - Dark berry red (Cream)
Flaming Rose - True red (Cream)
Kid Orange - Coral (Cream)
Rich, Rich, Rich - Glittery gold (Pearl)

Lash
35 Lash - Dramatic lash with emphasis on the centre of the lash


I'm just happy that I'll be in the UK for this release :D

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Updated Skin-Care Routine

Hey everyone. A week ago I posted the following picture on face-book. Everyone commented on how spotless my face looked and so I thought I'd share the new routine that I think is responsible for the improvements in my skin (especially as I've been trying to get rid of clogged pores and a few burn marks from over-ex foliation)






The Regimen:

Facial Wash: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser
Facial Scrub: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
Face Mask: Queen Helen Mint Julep Masque
Day Moisturizer: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer (SPF 30) or Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70
Night Moisturizer: Oil of Olay Age-Defying Intensive Nourishing Night Cream
Eye Cream: Clinique All About Eyes Eye Cream
Toner: Witch Hazel (generic)

And my Clarisonic. That's it. The only think I do differently is that I combine my face wash and scrub on my clarisonic and use it on my face as opposed to doing it separately.

I've also been taking Fish oil capsules and doing a steam once per week.

I can also speak to the Body Shop Facial Radiance Powder Mix that I purchased in Antigua about a month ago. That really did wonders and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a way to lively up their skin/complexion.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Resort 2013...is sick!!

I was browsing Style.com and came across the Resort 2013 collection. Jaw.hits.floor.



Derek Lam is a fricking genius! I love this jacket and the tangerine pants are hot! I don't care what anyone says. Color blocking is here to stay

Ports 1961. Again...that jacket! See what I said about the color blocking? lol

Temperley London. I love this silhouette. And that hat. I would totally rock that hat!


Those are just a few. Run over to Style.com and take your pick. 2013 will be a fab year!

Blog Sale (?)







 Teeny tiny blog sale soon to come. I'm being forced to part with my babies. As I would have mentioned before, I head back to London for a year (tentatively) to pursue my LLM. I say tentatively because I am also considering taking the bar or starting my PhD but that is yet to be decided. I have products that I hardly use in my collection and I'm thinking it's better to get rid of them instead of letting them go to waste in my absence. I've given away of ton already to friends and family that use make-up and I have a bit more that I thought persons may be interested in, mostly NYX, KleanColor, Sleek and a few MAC foundations that are not my colour. I'll take pictures and itemize everything over the next couple of days. Instead of having it on the general blog page, I'll create a link at the top where product listings and all the other bits will be found. It IS open internationally but I will warn that shipping tends to take a while and it may be worth considering paying for tracked shipping. I wish I could actually just give this stuff away but the shipping will be a killer so I'll try to keep costs as low as possible.

Soon to come!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Recent Trip To Trinidad/Gasparee Island

Hey all :) I've been sick with a stomach flu for the past week so I haven't had time to go through my thing in order to take the requisite pictures. I spent 3 days in Trinidad (Sat-Mon) last week for Steph's birthday. We spent one night DDI (Gasparee) which was actually pretty nice. I kept telling him that it reminded me a lot of St. Vincent as opposed to Trinidad. Can you believe I've never even been to Tobago? Must. Fix. Soon! We intended to spend two nights there but we didn't get the room we'd originally wanted and as I'm very paranoid (seriously....no burglar bars????)  we went back to Trinidad on Sunday afternoon. No complaints though because I got to hit up penny-wise for some Color Tattoos!

Zee pics!

 The View from the Cottage :)

 Our lil hideaway :D


 Back on the mainland

 We went to Trader Jack's- I had Shrimp and Lobster Pasta
 He had a burger and fries :) 

 At the airport. Our two waters (lol) and my caramel late :)

 One of the things Steph and I have in common is our interest in fitness. 
He got me this to add to my regimen

 Haul: Pennywise, Super-Pharm and Du-fry. The Burts Bees and MAC TM were online purchases 

 Maybelline Color Tattoos. These things are no joke. They do not budge!
 L-R: bad to the Bronze, Edgy Emerald, Painted Purple, Audacious Asphalt, Pomegranate Punk (shown previously)


 Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks: True Red, Crimson and Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
 L'oreal Anti-Dull Primer Med/dark
 MAC Studio Moisture Tint- Dark
 L'oreal Color Juice Lipgloss: Caramel Creme, Berry Burst, Watermelon Crush

Beyonce Pulse (Really loving this)

The Mascara is Revlon's Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara


And the B-day Boy :)


Have a great weekend guys!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sometimes...




I write poetry.

And post them on face book.

My friends like them.

I'm just happy to get the noise out of my mind.

And after years of hearing that I should...

I get up the courage to self-publish.

:)



PCOS and You- Why every woman (and their SO's) Should read this post- Part One

I am not a doctor. I am a 28yr old woman who was diagnosed with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at the age of 23. I spent five years after that fighting this disease and learning to live with it. I haven't found the all the answers as yet but I've found ways of being in control of my symptoms. 

I decided to write this post after a conversation with a cousin last night. I've realized that not many women know about PCOS or the fact that they may very well have it and not know it. As a matter of fact, most doctors that I have encountered have no clue as to what it is or how to deal with it and because of this, most women are mis-diagnosed and not advised/treated properly.

The What:

PCOS is a condition that relates to an imbalance in the female sex hormones. It is thought to be a female endocrine type of disease but recent studies have shown that it could also be classified as a genetic disease.

The How:

The other women I've spoken to have identified their symptoms differently, i.e.there is no definite list of 'must haves' for you to have PCOS. The symptoms are many but include:

  • Rapid weight gain (almost 'over-night')
  • Decrease in libido
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Irregular Periods
  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness
  • Darkness around the breast, groin, neck, armpits 
Everyone I've spoken to identified weight gain (despite eating healthy and exercise); fatigue, irregular periods, disinterest in sex and moodiness. One other person told me that she experienced excessive hair growth on her arms, legs and face.

The When:

PCOS can happen to any woman but from what I've gathered, it's more prevalent in women who have a family history of diabetes. It usually affect women between the ages of 12-45 years of age.

Principal Features:

  • anovulation (results in irregular periods, amenorrhea, ovulation-related infertility and polycystic ovaries)
  • Excessive amounts of the male hormone androgen (resulting in acne and hirsutism)
  • Insulin resistance (associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes)
  • High Cholesterol Levels

And this is just a small synopsis. This condition isn't one that I would wish on my worst enemy. It can lead to depression if you have no idea how to deal with it but learning to live with it is an every day type of battle. In my next post I'll speak about the way it can be treated (medically) and what I've done and been doing to get some control over my symptoms that are working. 

If you are a woman and reading this post, I suggested you speak to your gyno about this to make sure that you dont have this condition ESPECIALLY if you experience any of the symptoms listed above. If you've been gaining weight despite living a healthy lifestyle, get checked. if you're having a hard time getting pregnant, get checked. If you've noticed a decrease in your libido, get it checked. Knowing is only half of the battle.

See you in the next post :)






Friday, June 1, 2012

My First You-Tube Video :) More weight-loss stuff

The quality is crap. I was filming at night in bad lighting. And it was on a whim. But I speak about the weight loss supplements I take. Have a look!