I just need to vent & be real with y’all….

19 08 2009

So, I made an acct on myyearbook.com just to make friends, and I think I have. I mean I don’t talk to many of them on the site, but the people that I’ve conversed with are pretty chill. But I think the only reason why people send a friend request or even talk to me is b/c of the way I look. And trust me, I don’t look like I do in my photos all the time. I don’t mean to sound condescending or conceited or anything within those two terms, so please, don’t think I am.

I’ve gotten a few comments from people saying (along these lines): “Damn ma, you’re hot,” “Hey, Beautiful,” or my favorite: “What it do, sexy.” BUT of course, not in the correct form of English. (Not hating on anyone’s grammar or anything, it’s just a pet peeve of mine.) ANYWAY…

There’s a few things wrong w/ those three lines/greetings there.
1) PLEASE don’t call me these things: Ma, Mama, Mami, Shawty, Boo, Babe, Baby, etc. — I am NOT your mom or ANYONE’s mom, for that matter. Yes, I’m short, but that’s b/c height isn’t a strong gene in my family. And that whole baby/boo thing? Um… HOW OLD ARE WE? Yea, that’s what I thought.
2) Sexy, Beautiful, Hot, etc. — I’m nowhere NEAR the typical media/society’s definition of those words. BUT I do think I’m beautiful in my own way. I mean everyone has their own definition of being beautiful, sexy, hot, gorgeous, etc. To me, what makes a person beautiful is their heart. You can be the prettiest girl or most handsome guy EVER to be in existance, but how is your heart? How’s your character? Your disposition? People are born young & grow old; physical beauty can only last for so long, but what lives on forever is their heart. It may pass on, but the spirit of the heart lives on forever. What makes the heart beautiful is to love & to give. I’ve always believed in giving & kindness, but don’t take advantage of those traits of mine. Once you do, I will be the last person that you’d ever want to come in contact with.
3) “What it do/dew?” — What does what do? And where’s the dew? Like seriously, think about what you say & how you say it to a person. Because even though actions speak louder than words, it’s the things you say that the actions follow. Do you know what I’m saying? If you’re meeting me for the first time & you greet me that way, I will reply like this: “What does what do? My hair tie?” A good, “Hi, how are you?” greeting would be GREAT!

I don’t know why I wrote this blog, but I just felt like venting out a little bit. Plus, I didn’t want to write the whole thing & erase my thoughts. I’ve always been the type to hold everything in & let it bottle up inside until that one day where I just explode & lash out on EVERYONE. That’s when I don’t care about what I say to people or if it hurts their feelings or what not. But I hope you enjoyed reading my ramblings. 😀





Review on Monet Minerals

14 06 2009

So, this post has been delayed. I’m very sorry for that. I’ve just been busy since I started working [Another blog will be posted on that.].

As you can see with the title of the blog, it’ll be a review on Monet Minerals. I’ve tried mineral makeup before [bare minerals], but I never really got into it. I found out about Monet Minerals, because they were following me on Twitter. I’ve never heard of them, and was glad that they were following. I checked out the site www.monetminerals.com and I was impressed with the simplicity of the site. As I was browsing, I stumbled upon the foundation section. What I really liked about Monet Minerals is the fact that they have a shade for almost every kind of undertone. It’s really hard to find a perfect shade for myself because I do have yellow-ish & olive combo skin tone. I tweeted to Rachel [owner of Monet Minerals] about the different shades of mineral foundation. She tweeted back to me offering to send me a few samples. I really wasn’t expecting that at all. I’m not good at receiving gifts at all. And I still thank her for that.

I received 6 [not 5] little packets of mineral samples. I got 2 foundations & 4 MVPs [Monet Versatile Powders]. What I like about the MVPs is that you can use them for eyes, lips, cheeks & nails. I haven’t tried them on my nails yet, only because I don’t think I would know how. LOL. Anyway, on to the real review.

The foundations
I requested to try 2 shades of mineral foundations, Katie & Sacha. They’re Sacha is the medium shade for the yellow undertones & Katie is the medium shade for the olive undertones. Katie was a little too ashy for me, and Sacha was a little too yellow for me. I mixed them together & it’s my perfect shade. LOL It canceled each other out, kind of. The formulation is good. It’s really fine, not chunky, and blends well. As for the coverage, it didn’t really give me the coverage that I wanted. It wasn’t full coverage, but it wasn’t a light coverage. When it comes to foundations, whether it’s liquid, powder or mineral, I like them to have full coverage. My face was able to breathe, which is good because that means it didn’t clog my pores. As for longevity, it only stayed on my face for about 4 or 5 hours. I don’t really like reapplying foundation throughout the day, so that I didn’t like. Out of 5 stars, I’d give the foundation a 3.

The MVP [Monet Versatile Powder]
I love this product! Not only was the formulation fine like the foundation, but you can use it all over. I used the Pink Ribbon on my cheeks & Sugared Gold on my eyes & lips. When I applied it on my lips, I placed chapstick before, Sugared Gold MVP & then clear gloss. I actually got a few compliments on the color for the first hour or so. Since there was gloss on it, it didn’t last long. Only because I have a bad habit of pressing my lips together & licking them since I was a child. I think if you put a coat of clear lipglass on it from MAC, then it’d last a little longer.

I also got a Midnight Madness & Rockstar MVP. I only used the Midnight Madness on my eyes with the Sugared Gold. It was a great combination. Both Midnight Madness & Rockstar are very pigmented. Midnight Madness is like the color of a summer sky. That dark blue, almost black kind of color. Rockstar is this really gorgeous purple color that yes, EVERY rockstar should have! It’s like the ultimate couture purple color. I should’ve done swatches of all the colors, oops! I got too excited the day I got them, that I forgot to. Also, I’ve been busy, but I will!! Out of 5 stars, I’d give it a 5. Because of it’s versatility & colors.

Monet Minerals Overview
What I like about this company is that Rachel was very nice to let me know that there was a little delay on shipping. Only because her newest shipper forgot to put some postage on there. Which wasn’t a big deal. I’m really glad she messaged me on Twitter about that. Thank you, again! They also have 2 different sample sizes for all products & 2 different full sizes, which depends on the product.

The simplicity of the site, customer service & variety of shades sold me to purchasing in the future. So, yes! I do recommend Monet Minerals for those who are looking for new mineral makeup!

That’s it for the review. I hope it’s helped you out. I’d recommend it for the MVPs.

Here’s a photo of me that I posted on my dailybooth site the day I got it in the mail:

If you’d like to contact Monet Minerals, or have any questions, click here.





Quick review on Juice Bauty’s Oil-Free Moisturizer.

18 05 2009

So, this weekend, I was house sitting for my sister & her bf. Their bday was last Thursday. Yes, they share the same birthday. I totally forgot to bring my moisturizer with me for the weekend. So I had to check if my sister has some moisturizer. The only one I saw was by Juice Beauty. I was like hrm… we’ll see. Here’s the link to the product.

Let me tell you, a lil goes a LONG way with this! I only used a little bit, and it covered my whole face. It really didn’t give that greasy feel. It moisturized my face really well. I have skin that is dry on the T-Zone, and oily on my cheeks & chin. It felt really nice throughout the day. I love it. I think I’m going to have to buy my own bottle for myself.





Facial day…

13 05 2009

I’ve officially declared Wednesdays as being my Homemade Facial Day.

Well the only things that’s homemade is the exfoliating mask & toner.
I’ve been using the exfoliating mask for about 2 weeks now, and I like it. I haven’t really seen a difference with it, but it makes my face feel smooth. It’s the Aspirin, Honey & Water mask. It’s worked really well by getting dead skin off my face, my nose especially.

Whenever I get ANY sun exposure on my nose, even if I put sunscreen on it, the next day, my nose starts to peel. Like it got sun burnt or something… IDK! But yeah, the only thing that will help “cure” my so-called burnt nose is the aspirin, honey & water exfoliating mask. I’ll do better review of it later.

The newest thing I’ve tried is a facial toner made of vegetable oil, lemon juice & honey. It’s alright…. I’ll do a better review of that later, as well.