Monthly archives of “July 2015

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unnamedI’m sure the formula for Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner and Lengthening Mascara hasn’t changed which is why I linked one of my older reviews in yesterday’s post.  I’ve been using the mascara for a while so I dug through my older posts and….it’s sort of horrible -_- I’ve come a long way as a blogger.   With that being said, allow me to reintroduce Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner *insert applause here*  For more, read here!

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unnamedNo one told me!  You come here, read my posts and maybe chuckle.  This relationship isn’t balanced at all.  All you do is take, take and take!  Basically, I just found about Benefit’s colored mascara and liner…  I just happened to stroll into Ulta and was hit with a display of They’re Real Lengthening Mascara now offered in brown and blue but the kicker is their Push-up Liner in colors brown, blue, green and purple.  For more, read here!

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Similar to music reviews, I don’t know what I’m doing but here goes.  Interestingly, Lila & Eve is also available “on demand” so I watched it at my apartment opposed to paying $100 at the movie theater (over exaggeration but not really).  Staring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, Lila’s (Viola Davis) son is murdered resulting in her joining a support group of mothers who’ve lost their children to violence.  As a result of meeting Eve (Jennifer Lopez), they concoct a plan to seek revenge on Stephon’s (Lila’s son) murderers.  For more, read here!

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A friend of mine told me that once you turn 30, things change overnight; for example, one’s metabolism.  As of now I’m two months or so from 30 and am already noticing things:

  1. Keeping up with the latest apps is a struggle. What’s Snapchat and how is it different from Instagram? I’ve downloaded Periscope but have yet to post a video, it’s just taking up space on my phone.
  2. Who are these new rappers and singers that all sound the same? I remember hearing my grandparents say this about the music I listened to. What’s worse is some of the associated dances. You will not see me whip or Nae Nae, I’m too much of a stick in the mud. Side note: Silento sounds like a cooking ingredient -_-
  3. Social media behavior. This hasn’t been as much as a struggle for me because I do have people I can complain to offline but on the other hand…
  4. Reaching 30 has allowed me to come to a place where I sincerely do not care. I’m comfortable with myself more than ever and the very very very small segment of people I care about accept me; therefore, why would I care about the opinion of others? Side note: I’ve encountered more gossip and rumors as an adult then in elementary, middle and high schools.
  5. Health and exercise matters. Just two years ago, I was at my ideal weight. I remember complaining about loosing 10 pounds but now I have waaaaaay more to work off. I’m not concerned about society’s criteria, I just enjoy shopping in the junior’s department. It’s cheaper. Most importantly, I don’t want Hypertension, Diabetes and other associated illnesses that plague the African American community.
  6. My body plays no games… Although I still don’t like to use public restrooms, I’m getting to a point where I may not have a choice. I can no longer hold anything in over a long period of time.
  7. My tolerance towards certain foods have changed. Another thing I’m not doing late, eating. I recently started experiencing heartburn when consuming certain foods or eating late and it’s very uncomfortable. Me to Husband: “either I’m having a heart attack or heartburn, I’m not sure.” Husband: “It’s probably heartburn.” Me: “I think I’m dying…”
  8. I have little to no desire to do anything past 8:30 P.M. Look, I have things to do and a life to balance. I need to start prepping for the next day and get a good night’s sleep so I can get up early enough to workout, have breakfast and pretend to be a morning person.
  9. I need more than money from my career. I’m on my 3rd degree so clearly I want a good quality of life; however, I’m over punching in, walking around like a zombie and punching out. I’m no Malala Yousafzai but I would love to leave a little footprint.
  10. 20 somethings get on my nerves and I want out. Some of the things they care about, talk about it is just….grrrrrrr. I think my younger self was pretty cool. Work and school has always been important to me but if I could give advice to others I would say: Dating is not a priority, save and invest (you are never too young), don’t get credit cards, keep your future in mind and travel!

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I’m back, giving you awkward music reviews because I don’t know what I’m doing…

Nonetheless, I wanted to introduce you to Jack Garratt and his most recent EP entitled Synesthesiac (in the event you didn’t already know).  I was introduced to Jack Garratt through his song “The Love You’re Given” while listening to Apple’s Beats 1.  After, I did a little research and there isn’t much out there.  He’s a British multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer.  Can someone create a Wikipedia page for this guy?  Apparently, this is his second EP and if you sneeze, you’ll miss it.  There are only 4 songs…  For more, read here!