November 15, 2017

Empties #8.

Yes To Tomatoes, NYX Setting Spray, Soap and Glory France, Milani Setting Powder, LA Girl Pro Concealer

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes
I was never a big fan of the Yes to Tomatoes brand. It kind of made my skin itch, and it didn't do any wonders for it either. These were alright, but I'm stuck on my Yes To Cucumbers and I think that's the bees knees so I'll stick to that.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: No.


Black Radiance Soft Focus Finishing Powder in Milk Chocolate
I liked this. From the drugstore, so it's cheap, and actually matched me pretty well. No fuss setting powder right here. I like it.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.


NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
As I've said before, setting sprays just aren't the bidness for me. So I'm not sure if I'll get this again.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Maybe.

Soap And Glory Original Pink Body Spray
Love how soft of a scent this is. It's beautiful if you don't want the whole room to know you've entered, but want people to have a scent to remember you by.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Chestnut
Still loving this. Although I'm trying a new high-end concealer, this will always be my one true love.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

November 13, 2017

I Got Hit By A Car.

I've Been Absent...

So….I’ve been gone for a good while. I hate leaving my blog for long periods of time. But this time I had to. Why? I was struck by a vehicle.

A few weeks ago, I was attempting to hail a cab (something that’s pretty simple and commonplace here in Brooklyn/New York). I was a bit of an idiot, and was in the actual street waving my hand around. Somewhere in doing this, I was struck by a minivan.

I didn’t even realize I got hit. I apparently (this was told to me by witnesses and the police) passed out in the street from the hit and then got right back up and started walking around like I didn’t just almost die.

I had blood all over my face and chest, but I didn’t even notice it. People kept stopping me and telling me to wait for an ambulance, but I was in such a daze that I ignored most of them and continued walking trying to get a cab.

Eventually, I got into an ambulance that was waiting for me. I was sent to the hospital close by, which just so happened to be the hospital I was born in.

I was there for a few hours. A doctor cleaned my wounds, some oral surgeons stitched up my mouth (I literally had two holes in my chin area that were pouring out blood) and put a splint on a few of my teeth, I was given a cane, and some tylenol to take for the pain. When I actually lifted my head up from the bed I was in, I realized my head was bleeding. This terrified my mom even more (she ran to the hospital right after she found out), and I had a CT scan done to make sure there were no serious head injuries. Thankfully, there weren’t, just a cut/scrape on my scalp.

It wasn’t until I tried standing after being released (yes, they actually let me leave that night without monitoring me…something that made me despise this particular hospital more) that I realized my left knee hurt so badly that I could barely walk. I was given a cane, and as of now I still have pain in my knee. I had x-rays done on my knee, but the doctors did not find anything wrong. I was told it could be a torn meniscus, but I’d have to get an MRI to be sure. I have yet to get that and confirm that diagnosis.

The accident obviously effected me physically, but it also gave me a lot to think about. I could have died. But I did not. That is a wonderful thing. The incident reminded me that life is extremely short and very beautiful. I appreciate life much more now. It’s sad that it took my almost dying for that to happen, but I do.

Unfortunately, my insurance doesn't cover a lot of the procedures I need done for my recovery. If you'd like to help me out, visit my GoFundMe here.

Any little bit helps....

While I still suffer from pain throughout various parts of my body, I will be okay. And I am grateful for that.

Love you guys lots and lots.

July 31, 2017

My Top 5 Handbag Essentials.

My Bag Essentials

No matter which bag I'm using at the moment, there are a few things that I definitely need before I leave the house.

Perfume
That clear bottle with the purple top is the perfume I currently have in my bag. It's a cocktail of a bunch of different scents, so I really don't have a name for it. All I know is that a fragrance is absolutely essential if I'm leaving the house.

Lip Balm
This changes throughout the months. Right now I'm using a Nivea one that's pretty darn good, and it's even better cause it fits so nicely in my small bag. Chapped lips is not cute. At all.

Keys
This seems obvious. There's usually at least one person home at all times in my house, but just in case, I always have my own keys.

Tampon
If you think lady parts leaking blood is too much for you, ignore this portion of the post. This is just one of the (what seems like) millions of tampons I have in my bag. For me, for my friend, for a stranger, whatever. I am prepared for my lady time.

Deodorant
Hands down one of my most important items in my bag. I don't care how small my bag is, I find a way to fit a travel sized deodorant in there. I just cannot walk around with the fear that I might smell bad - never that.


What's the most important thing in your handbag?

July 27, 2017

Laquer Love: OPI Eurso Euro.

OPI Eurso Euro

I've been wanting a royal/cobalt blue polish for a very long time. I've found it in OPI's Eurso Euro. It's a simple creme polish with no glitter or iridescence and I love that. It's beautiful and I really need to wear it more often. I'm even matching my fingernails with my toenails with this color, that's how much love I have for it. I'm so glad I found this, and even with all my polish switch-ups, I know this will be a repeat offender on my nails.