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I am completely obsessed with Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Spearmint body wash, it’s super moisturizing which is must have to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Continue reading
These are some photos that I took a while ago on a failed OOTD post. I actually have a lot of those, the pictures rarely turn out the way I want them too. I think it’s in part to the fact that I don’t know how I want them to look. Today I was looking through some of my old photos and saw these and I thought to myself, why the hell not.
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There’s something about returning to reality that puts such a damper on your life. It’s like when you go on vacation and it’s your first day back at work and you realize you need another vacation. Choose how you will view life, you can either be brought down by it our it can life you up. If you don’t like your situation now you can always or your life create a space where you can go just to escape it til you’re mentally prepared for reality. In other words find a vice to keep you sane til the rest of your life turns in to your perfect world.
What I Wore:
Top & Pants: Forever 21
Cuff: Charlotte Russe
Lip: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square
Happy Summer Everyone!
Sometimes its just nice to get away from all the hussle from the city and all the drama and just go for a nice quite walk on a trail. Not going anywhere fast, slowing down and listening to the wind blow. Its times like this when you sit back and look at your life you realize, things aren’t so bad.
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It happened last night. It was dark, the only entire room was from the TV. Pulp Fiction was on. It’d be a rough day so I sat on the floor and just laid there and stared at the TV.. I reached to grab the remote and soon realized. My nails look like shit. So I did them. To be honest there was no inspiration behind this. I just this nude color looked boring without a friend. My sister had given me some gold nail polish for Christmas a few years back and I’m just now using it.
If you want to get a similar look to mind. Here’s what I used.
Nails Inc london – Porchester square
The Art Club Nail Art Lacquer in gold
I let my creativity flow a painted all kinds of designs. I didn’t only want lines on my nails so my thumbs have arrows on them, I have a diamond, triangles vertical and diagonal lines all on various nails. Have fun guys its alot easier than you think 🙂
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Yesterday I took a trip downtown , just because I haven’t been down there in forever. I just wanted to see what’s new or if anything was going on. As usual, there was nothing happening. The same old shops with the same old people doing the same old things. Although I did see this interesting building, with all these amazing quotes. If only I knew what was inside…
and here’s a potted plant.
I can sit here all day and tell you how to get that perfect eye look, or how to get your foundation flawless. None of that will matter if you don’t have the proper tools. Brushes are the most important part of any make up routine, they’re the unsung heros of our face. Just imagine trying to put on foundation with a brush that’s caked with product? You’ll have face of streaks and way too much product on. But don’t worry there’s an easy way to avoid that, just wash your brushes once a week. Yeah that’s it. You’ll use less product and have a great finish to your makeup look. And its not hard task just wash them with a brush shampoo,a gentle conditioner. I just use a little bit of my cleanser and it works great.
What you want to do is gather all your brushes and place them in cool lukewarm water and let them sit for a couple of seconds. This will lose up any product that you have in your brush. Please note that if you haven’t washed your brushes in a while that the product might not come out that easily.
Next choose whichever brush you like and pump about a dime size amount of cleanser on to your palm. Very lightly swirl the brush into the cleanser. Once you see a good amount of product off the brush, rinse and repeat until all the product has left the brush. Continue on to the next brush until all your brushes are cleaned.
When drying the brushes place them on a flat surface facing down, you can hang them as well as long as they are facing down. This prevents any water from sitting in the brush and creating any mold, it also assures that the water will trickle out onto the bristles and drip out so the glue holding the brushes together won’t loosen.
I’ve gotten some questions on my google plus page and on my Facebook page about using your hair dryer to dry off brushes. Although that is a great trick to dry your brushes faster just make sure that the brush is not natural hair. The heat may cause the hair to frizz. If you choose to try the method on your own use it in the coolest setting possible so you won’t heat the glue and cause bristles to fall out, and also make sure that the brush is synthetic.
There’s nothing worse than seeing a girl with an amazing outfit and when you get down to her shoes its an awful match. I won’t bore you with a long story but I have been a avid shoe lover since I was four so I know a few tricks of the trade. I will note these are guidelines, not rules, play with your look and love it. These are guidelines I follow when picking out the shoes for my outfits.
1. The shorter the pant length the skinnier the heel. I love how long it makes my legs look and it slims them down.
2. When it comes to a full length Jean anything goes.
3. Never wear a short bulky wedge. Although they are comfortable, they make the shoe look clunky. If you must wear a wedge opt for something higher you’ll have the comfort of a flat but the look of a stiletto.
4. Strappy suede platform sandals, no. I just think the ruin any outfit. And I mean ANY I have yet to see a girl that can pull it off.
5. Leather is always better.
6. Make sure you can walk in heels before you actually, walk in heels. I’ve been that girl, it’s not fun. It’s fine to practice in your house or walk around your block with them on to break them in ( If you have a treadmill you can also use that) just so you won’t have to do the hurt feet walk.
7. Nude shoes are always chic.
8. If you’re going to be walking around in heels keep the heel 4 inches or below so your feet won’t hurt to bad. 5 inches and above should be reserved for events where you’ll be sitting.
9. You chose to wear the shoes you chose to endure the pain. I get heels are uncomfortable, but don’t take your shoes off. Its just nasty, unless you have roll up shoes in your bag. I’m sorry please keep them on till you get to your car, you don’t know what happened on that floor. Better yet insoles do wonders and remember keep the heel lower. You’ll be cute and comfortable, not cute and in pain.
10. Clean your shoes duh.
11. Avoid pure white shoes at a club or party. Save them for events wear you won’t be on your toes so they won’t get scratched or dirty.
12. A cute pair of sneakers are an easy must have, choose one for many outfits or vice versa.
13. Ankle strapped heels for those sun dress, Flirty skirt days. They are just oh so sexy.
14. Metallic and satin shoes are never a bad choice.
Another summer is upon us,well it’s spring, but it feels like summer. A time for road trips, summer romance, long hot nights. Last weekend I was out of town and it inspired me to make this a summer of adventure (clique yes). I never really do anything during the summer time, I always say that I want to do some much but I either get stuck at a summer job or I’m to broke. This summer neither of those things will happen. I’m going to focus on me and have a real fun summer this time.
First: ROAD TRIP!!! – I would love to rent a vintage car, pack it full of booze & friends and just drive…
Second : Beach Baby!! – I can’t remember the last time I was at a beach. Maybe when I was 14? So it’s been 7 years…
Third: Go to a Unfamiliar city/town : I really want to get out my bubble and explore other cultures and people’s way of living.
Fourth: Festivals/Concerts/etcetera : Come on now, it’s not a summer without one!
It never fails to hear criticism from everyday people. Take for example the shopping trip to the mall I had just the other day. It was gorgeous out so I put a little more effort into my outfit and put on a striking lip color, blue. I was looking for a new look that felt like me, and fell head over heels for the color. As I glanced in the mirror, I loved it even more and headed out to the mall. I felt so confident until I felt eyes of two ladies burning into my skull. Of course it had to be the lipstick and I dismissed it until I heard one of the women whisper to her friend “why would she come out the house looking like that? ” followed by some quiet snickering. I rushed to the dressing room to examine myself, only to find nothing was wrong.
“It must be the lipstick ” I thought, realizing that the only colors you see on people’s lips are either pink, red, or purple. I was different and that didn’t sit well with them. As I put a Kleenex to my lips to wipe off the beauty faux pas, I paused. Why should I change who I am or what I like for people I don’t even know & probably won’t ever see again? I took me 22 years to be comfortable in my skin and be confident enough to wear whatever I wanted. Why stop now just because it’s not someone else’s cup of tea? Everyone isn’t going to like you, or what you do. As long as your happy and proud of yourself everyone else can go suck it.
Reminding myself of that I wiped off the lipstick and applied a fresh coat of the same blue shade adding a shimmery glossary to make it stand out even more and walked out the dressing room head held high. As I continued shopping I said a polite hello and smile to the two ladies that laughed at me earlier. As I continued shopping through the mall I felt the eyes of hundreds of strangers fall upon me, this time however, I didn’t flinch or hide my lips in shame. I proudly smiled and wore my blue lipstick with pride. Finally happy with myself and needing no one else’s approval on my appearance I gained more confidence and self respect. Don’t mind what others say or do. No matter what you do someone is going to hate it. Everyone is different, everyone has different opinions of what’s beautiful and what they deem acceptable. So they’re going to talk, people love to talk! So you might as well give them a hell of a story.
The weather has finally cleared up enough where its safe and beautiful enough to travel. And I for one plan on getting out and making the best of this summer! I made a summer resolution, to go on every fun trip that was offered to me. So far I love it! If you follow me on instagram (if not here’s a link) you saw me post a photo of my mini vacation,of me in my lush hotel. That was actually a spur of the moment road trip for my cousin’s graduation in Huntsville, Alabama. Unfortunately I left my camera (like I said short notice) but no matter where I go, I always have my phone so it’ll always go on instagram (even more reason to follow me) anyway!! Lets get in to the traveling must haves since I think everyone will be traveling and I’ve been roadtripping since forever I’ve knocked it down to about 8 essential things you need to grab before you hit the road.
1. A awesome book, no matter how many people you travel with or how fun they are you run out of things to talk about. Grab a book and headphones to relax before the excitement to come!
2. Camera please don’t forget!! Don’t be like me and see all the beautiful sites that you cant capture.
3.A Sun Hat. Your hair and skin will thank you. Use the hat for when you over sleep and need to run out for the dinner or event you almost missed. Your skin will love you because duh sun protection.
4. Sun screen. You really can’t go anywhere without out it. You don’t want to come back with sun burn.
5. Make up removing wipes, no one is going to want to use their clarisonic coming home drunk. Save your skin and your pillow from breakout causing bacteria by getting you a pack of face wipes so you can lay down and take off your mascara.
6. Bikini, you never know when you’ll need one you may stay in a hotel with a Jacuzzi or an awesome pool area. And you gotta go in there!
7. Sunglasses, Really its a vacation!
8. Maxi Dresses!! Pack as many as you can. You can dress it up or down and always look fierce plus its a no fuss out fit.
** Bonus ** Advil & condoms for those nights you won’t quite remember. 😉
Thought I share my style today with you, the weather was a lot warmer than usual so I decided to show a little skin. today for my outfit post I did something simple, focusing more on the cuts of the garment rather than the overall outfit. I’ve fallen in love with the minimalistic look, a nice chic pony, simple make up with killer outfit and bold accessories is my new calling card! I’m all set for my close up. Let me know what you think about today’s look.
Top : Forever 21
I’m pretty sure there isn’t anyone that loves being a girl more than me. The pampering, the girly time etc. hands down 10x better than being a guy (ok we have that one awful week but other than that it’s pretty fun). But even the girliest girl doesn’t shave all the time, sometimes you don’t have time, or you’re wearing jeans that day and don’t plan on getting freaky so who cares? Apparently veet does. Although I doubt that any guy is going to wake up freaked out cause you’re prickly, Or you won’t get a cab or even your pedicurist care(c’mon they touch feet for a living) I doubt it’s as serious as Veet says it is. But apparently the ultra feminist nazi’s are in a uproar about it. Calling the video’s offensive, homophobic (because the cab driver wouldn’t pick up the man in the dress), and completely un-funny. From this feminist I say take a chill pill and stop burning your bra, completely over reacting. It’s advertisement for a shaving company, do you really think they’re going to promote stubble? Granted the jokes weren’t funny, but that’s because the jokes just weren’t funny. Although they whole hailing in the cab thing isn’t the best I do think that the manicurist and the boyfriend one are completely fine.
Since the videos aired and the public outcry the marketing team for Veet have taken the videos off their YouTube Page and posted this message on their FB page.
Hi…this is the Veet marketing team in the US. We just wanted to let everyone know, we get it – we’re women too. This idea came from women who told us that at the first hint of stubble, they felt like “dudes.” It was really simple and funny, we thought. To be honest, the 3 of us could really relate to these real-life moments and they made us laugh. Not everyone appreciated our sense of humor. We know that women define femininity in different ways. Veet helps those who choose to stay smooth. Our intention was never, ever, to offend anyone, so we decided to rethink our campaign and remove those clips. Thank you for letting us know how you feel.
I would just like Veet to know this hairy girl that rarely shaves her legs didn’t find the commercials offensive, I got your joke. You’re still cool in my book. Check the videos out below and tell me what you think.
I have no idea what I want to do with my life. There I said it. It has been set in my mind that I have to have a set goal and achieve it. But I have no clue what I want to do with my life. Curse my indecisiveness! It worries me, like what will happen if I don’t figure it out? Will I become a bum? A prostitute? Or worse, a disappointment? I like a lot of things but when it comes to my career or even just an idea of what I want to do I draw a blank. Continue reading
Happy New Year everyone! I know you’re probably hungover and wondering why God invented mornings, but there are changes to be had! So get off your ass , wipe the puke from your month and get the new year started! Continue reading
Have you ever looked in your closet and thought what shoes go with this outfit? With so many shoes out there, it’s difficult to choose just one. There’s really only a few things that a women needs in there wardrobe just a few. Here’s a few shoes that every woman should needs to make their shoe-drobe pop! Continue reading
Just as every life there are moments where you feel like you can’t breathe, your over whelmed with everyday life. You need refocus. I used to have days like that, until I made simple life style changes to better myself. Here’s what I did. Continue reading
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The rain hit my window like a long lost friend looking to gain entry. It softly woke me up for another day, looked out my window and saw another cold grey. I hate when the weather is like this, it’s stay in the house in my sweats weather. There’s nothing inviting or warm about it. It’s like a fish cold and slimy, nobody wants that. When I finally unraveled myself from my cocoon of covers ( I sleep with two blankets one for coverage the other for warmth) and got my ass out of bed. Continue reading
Rita Ora is making some powerful moves in the entertainment business! The singer now turned actress has joined the cast of 50 shades of grey for the most anticipated movie premiering in February 2015. Doesnt that want to make you see it that much more? I love Rita she is starting to become one of my favorite artists to date. She’ll be playing Christian Grey’s sister,and it’ll be awesome. Will you be watching?
Now I, as well as most of you, are fans of upcomer Lorde’s song ‘Royals.’ The lyrics are catchy and the mellow beat is an amazing break from all this techno house type music that’s been playing non stop. Last night however, on my drive home I heard something not so pleasant. Someone on Lorded”s team decided that a remix with Rick Ross would be appropriate. Really? Rick Ross is all about money, big bank counts, and all that pettiness. Something the song is basically saying they don’t care about, so why put him on the track? If not even for what he represents, for his musical quality. He’s not the worst rapper but he’s not the kid of artist who can really change over from hip hop to something with a more indie feel. Honestly anyone but him would have been better like Drake for example, or B.O.B. would have been perfect. Maybe I’m overreacting but I just hate when they take a song I love and turn it into something awful. I mean it didn’t even go together. Take a listen for yourself and tell me what you think. Continue reading
Sometimes in I think I’m the most antisocial person in the world. I barely keep in touch with any of my old friends from highschool, and I hardly socialize enough with new people to become anymore than a acquaintance. I was literally to frustrated with myself so I did what any self-respecting person would do, I turned to google. I simply googled how to be social, pathetic I know but hey what are you gonna do? I know how to talk to people but, I just don’t know how to approach people or be approachable. Anyway so I googled it and came across an article on Ehow. It gave me a little hope and so far it’s been working. I won’t tell you everything in the article because some of it isn’t really for us socially handicapped but here’s my version of “How to be a social butterfly from a Antisocial caterpillar” Continue reading
It seems like Lady Gaga and Donatella have formed and alliance. Well of course they have, there’s a whole song dedicated to her on new album “Art Pop.” It seems a fitting place to have Lady Gaga as the face of her brand. Yes they have teamed up for Versace’s spring 2014 campaign, which has already been shot in London by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. Of course this isn’t the first time they have worked together, Edge of Glory was pretty much all vintage Versace (first time ever) and all of the Born this Way Ball. Not to mention all of those hot and steamy photos of Gaga and Donatella partying. I wonder how weird this campaign will get.
I love how people assume that with short hair comes less responsibility, HA! I wish. From the moment I cut my hair back in 2010 I have been more into my hair than ever, but it’s a labor of love. With short hair you have to have regular cuts and take extra care when you style it, because you may be using a lot of heat. But don’t fret short hair can be easy fun and sassy, as long as you have these 6 must haves for effortlessly owning your do’. Continue reading
Something about fall seriously gets to me. It’s not like I hate it, I love all the different shades that you get from the leaves and the odd amount of clear blue skies that have been happening. Yet there’s something that seriously bugs me. I guess it’s mainly the time change, something about the sun getting ready to set at 3 o’clock in the afternoon just gets to me. Continue reading
Homosexuals have always been a staple in fashion, from the designers like Dolce & Gabbana to bloggers such as Bryan Boy. Let’s face it fashion loves the gays, but could a new part of the LGBT community becoming to the world of fashion? Transgendered models have been coming out the wood works in 10 and hundreds displaying breathtaking looks and flawless beauty.
Hello loves I’m so excited about this post just because I get to show you guys my new baby blues today! I love them, I finally found a pair of jeans with no wash,in my size, for a decent price and where I’m at that’s hard to come by. I also found this amazing crew neck sweater, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but it has a chain design that I like on it. I paired it with some easy heels just to add a little more femininity to the outfit. I love playing around with different looks for different occasions. This look would be perfect just to go downtown in or to the movie or even a party (nothing fancy of course).It’s nice it’s chill and it’s comfy, the perfect fall outfit.
I’ve been in love with make up for years, and when I say years I mean a lifetime. I just love what makeup can do, it can transform a life, a day or just a face either way it’s just a amazing. I’ve been working in the cosmetic industry for quite some times now and I’ve noticed one thing that all women do, they skimp out on what they need to be spending money on and they’ll splurge on something that’ll end up having the same quality as something they would have found at the drug store. ENOUGH it’s time to tell you the who’s who’s and what’s what of the beauty world. Starting buy telling you the things you should spend a little extra on, and things you can afford to save a few bucks on from a real beauty expert.
There comes a time in everyone’s life where you’re a little disappointed where you’re at. Maybe you’re job isn’t want you wanted it to be, you’re not as close to your loved ones or you thought you’d e married by now. For me it was friends, for lack of better words. Now don’t mind you the ones I have were great but something about them, wasn’t quite right. As we grew up I felt a lot of them weren’t doing anything. Nobody was out partying we were all in a serious relationship (or trying to find on) and never really went out, and when I would see my old friends from college talk about what they were doing it made me feel even worse. Like I was still stuck in my party girl phase with no party. I started going down a road that wasn’t good after a while my mother thought it was time for me to seek some help so I spoke to a friend.
All my life I’ve been told college is the key to success, that you can’t get anywhere in life without a degree especially in this economy. What I’ve seen is something completely different. College is a great way to figure out what you want to do and possibly a great way to find the people that you need to make that dream a reality. That is if you’re in the right time and the right place to get those things. Most people I find (atleast the ones I know) don’t know what they want to do, they go to school because that’s just the next step. When in reality that shouldn’t, isn’t the next thing that you should be doing you should be figuring out what you want to do in life. That’s what people think high school is for, however when you’re actually in high school all you hear are people telling you to go into nursing or do something that involves computers because”that’s where the money’s at.” While those are great career choices everyone is not into long hours helping sick people or into technology. Why are we hardwiring kids to get into a career that they could potentially hate? And probably having them living paycheck to paycheck like most americans? Also how long do you think those nursing jobs will last? I went around and asked the working class and some college students, “Why did you choose this career/course?” Very few of them actually said it’s because it was something they loved, most said something relating to “I’m guaranteed a job, I fell in to it, or I get paid well.” While I do believe that everyone should attend college it shouldn’t be just so you can make money, that’s what’s being taught in school “It’s all about money.” When in reality you should be learning to achieve your dream not just make ends meet.
It has come to my attention that something is seriously wrong with this country, besides the government just shutting down, Our minds have been horribly warped to believe that unhealthy behavior is now okay. To act as if you have no self control and that your parents didn’t raise you with any sense is simply alright. If you think that we’ve just become more opened minded you’re simply more warped than I thought. Don’t believe me?
Hello, and thank you all for visiting my new site. If you followed me from my old website you’re probably wondering why in the heck did I create a new one, right? Well to be completely honest with you I completely forgot the reason I started doing what I was doing in the first place. And if you’ve been following me from the very beginning you noticed I chose to name this one of the first starter names of my blog. Off 4th and Graham is where I started my journey into writing, sorta. 4th street was the street I was living off of and graham..well that’s just a name of a town that I always heard people talking about. And well it sounds good together don’t it? It was a name that I felt is a good reminder of where I was and where I’m going, it takes me back to a time when I really knew myself and had at least a general idea of what I was doing with my life.
This website is a spin off if you will, of kimberlylove21. Although Kimberly Love will no longer be updated. Here we talk about similar subjects the Kimberly Love covered but we will focus more on what’s going on out in the outside world and what’s going on in our own lives. We share tips on beauty, dating, and other things while inspiring you love yourself. I hope you will follow the site and become an active member.