“Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi
I saw her hair before I saw her. And honey, there’s no better way to grab my attention than with a banging coiffure. I then noticed her style and thought hey, she’s refreshing, and I dig it. Meet Chanel.
Lately, I’ve been clinging to the same articles of clothing. As the weather gets more brutal, I care less about being “cute” and more about being comfortable and even more basic. I’m completely and positively obsessed with all things black, white and tan. I’ve always adored color but now I’m leaning more towards making it an accessory and not the main sha-bang, ya know?
Many people tell me that I have really nice skin. I truly appreciate that but it wasn’t always easy. I didn’t have problem skin until college. When it got bad, I got meds from the derm that not only cleared my skin but made it amazingly dewy to the touch. When I felt like my skin was clear enough, I stopped using the meds.
They always say, don’t fix what ain’t broke…or something like that. One day, I decided to see if my meds would still work although I didn’t need it. WELP. I totally jacked up my face. But in one week’s time, I cleared it up again, this time using all natural products.
So anyway, ever since then, I’ve pretty much had clear skin. I’m not really big on makeup so I like to keep my face simple. Over the years, I’ve tried several products and I eventually settled on what works best for my face.
Gone are the days that I just wear a tinted moisturizer to work. Trying to be a grown up now, lol. Granted, I still love my MakeUp Forever foundation, I just refuse to buy a new bottle. I’ve had the same one for THREE years.
My makeup bag looks a little different now. I don’t have the energy to do a tutorial but I will tell you (in order) what I use to achieve my everyday face.
Who would have thought coming up with something entertaining would be so difficult? Thanks a lot, Ford Fiesta. So I thought about what I said in my last post with me singing in the car and such…I decided not to bore you with a video of me singing. I made a playlist of some awesome groovy tunes that I wanted to share with you all. I hope you like!
- Makeda – Les Nubians
- Without – Sampha
- Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife – Sango
- Crime – Mayer Hawthorne (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- I Want You – Erykah Badu
- Lose Yourself to Dance – Daft Punk
- Lucky I Got What I Want – Jungle
- Space Cowboy – Jamiroquai
- Hustle – Verbatum Jones (feat. Faylin Johnson)
- Closer – Corinne Bailey Rae cover by Jessie Boykins III
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- I freakin opened my eyes this morning. No, they opened on their own. No, God chose to open my eyes. DOPE.
- I have a god-daughter that still remembers me even when I haven’t seen her in an embarrassingly long time.
- For friends that accept me despite my aloofness.
- For a mom and dad, brother and sister.
- For laughter and tears.
- For love and heartache.
- For the gift of acceptance.
I’m not sure what I was thinking at the time. I can’t really blame this experience on being young. This was only a month ago. I knew better.
Ladies……..cover your butt when you wear tights, leggings or in my case, faux leather pants. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a little more cushion, cover it up. It’s not cute. And if it’s winter time, your ass will freeze.
I spend a lot of time in my car. Just the other day, I rubbed that baby’s steering wheel and said, “you know what Unknown, you really are my best friend.” Yes, my car’s name is Unknown. But like I was saying, I spend a lot of time driving. And I sing A LOT in my car. When my song comes on?! Whew. It’s pretty entertaining, to say the least.
Autumn is by far my favorite time of year. The vivid colors of the foliage, cool breezes, the warmth from the sun kissing your skin, cuddling and comfort food all remind me of love. It’s almost as if the world is telling us to be still and enjoy life.
When it comes to meeting and vibing with people, I go with my gut. Whether I meet them in person or via the internet, I always have a feeling whether that person and I will connect. Like with most people who are special to me, the meeting is always a blur but their being leaves an impression. GG is just that kind of gal and I’m so glad I finally got to meet her in person.