Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My MAC Palettes ♥

Hi Y'all!!  I've been meaning to do a post on these for a while.  I was asked what's in my MAC Palettes and how I organized them.  So far I own 5 palettes. I use four of them and one I keep empty for traveling so when I go somewhere I pop in my "Fav 15"....
I labeled the fronts and backs of the palettes with my DYMO Label Maker! (I'm an office supply junkie too

#1 Purples & Blacks

 Twinks, Beauty Marked, Parfait Amour, Piosen Pen, Empty

Trax, Magnetic Fields, Vibrant Grape, Shadowy Lady, Crystal
Sketch, Star Violet, Plum Dressing, Idol Eyes, Carbon

#2 Neutrals & Highlights

Rite of Spring, Mythology, All That Glitters, Patina, Wood-Winked
Shroom, Retro Speck, Naked Lunch, Haux, ?
Nylon, Gorgeous Gold, Honesty, ?, Texture
Ok, I kinda messed up with the names with this palette when I was depotting so there are two Haux's & Patina's oppss.... If you can identify my little mistake let me know.

#3 Pinks, Organges & Greens

 Springtime Skipper, Humid, Jest, Sushi Flower, Gleam
Bitter, Sumptuous Olive, Firespot, Swish, Expensive Pink
Empty, Club, Fab & Flashy, Girlie, Pink Venus

#4 Blues

Steamy, Cool Heat, Prussian

I ordered the palettes during MAC SUMO sale a few months back, and I depotted using EnKore's  no heat tutorial on YouTube. I tried using the heat method but it was kinda stinky and I live with my parents and I can't be all up in my room inhaling melted plastic...  I'm not going to do a tutorial because there are like a million out there but here are some pics of the process...  Let's just say that I haven't bought a MAC e/s in a pot since I did it! I'm only buying pans now. Not a fan of mass depotting.....

All the crap! Yes there's a Hello Kitty band-aid up in there...

Micheal's sucks! They didn't have round magnets >_<

The whole point is to get the glue off! 91% rubbing alcohol or higher and some Q-tips will do the trick!

Sorry for the craptastic pic! It's supposed to show how I salvaged the names of the stickers and stuck them to the magnets it's really hard to see because the label is tiny.

To label the palettes I used a YT MAC Palette Labeling Tutorial using Excel! Super easy! After I was done. I used my paper cutter (I can't cut paper in a straight line *fail* and stuck them on with double sided tape. If anyone would like my file shoot me an email and I'll give it to you & it's already formatted.

So those are my babies!!!  It's so much easier with them in the palettes!!!!!  I had a divider in my drawer and they were all in there looking a hott mess.

Luv Y'all!
  Mean It

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Moving ATL Blog

Hi Y'all!  I'm finally ready to 'unveil my a new blog!!!  It's my ATL blog!!!  It's kind of like a diary about my move to ATL! Once I'm settled I'll post about apartment hunting! Please read & subscribe!

Luv Y'all
  Mean It!
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Crazy Ass Apartment Search!

Hi Y'all!!!  One of the things that's stressing me out the most about moving down to ATL is apartment hunting!!!
When I was down there in July I decided that I wanted to live in the Perimeter/Dunwoody area. Of course my broke behind had to pick one of the more expensive parts of ATL.... Well there are like a zillion apartment complexes down there. I don't know where people in CT live but there aren't as many apartment complexes up here. I literally became a crazy ass person, looking for a place.  Then while I was on citydata.com I found out about a company called PROMOVE.  You email them and they call you and you tell them what part(s) your interested in, your budget, and any other criteria.  Then they email you a customized profile.  There services are free! They just ask that when you fill out a lease agreement you write that PROMOVE referred you. Drew (my Promove rep.) is really helpful and meet all my criteria!  He also told me to STOP SEARCHING on the internet & to stay off of apartmentreviews.com! I'm obsessed with apartmentreviews.com.  I like have to cross-reference everything I read on there.  I also have to realize something that I know because I'm a marketer.  Happy people are less likely to take the time to write a review. Why write a review if your happy?  Angry people!! They will write a review.  So Drew told me that not all but some reviews are from evicted tenets and rental properties bashing each other.....  So based on my 'criteria' and Drew's profile I've narrowed down my choices to the following.

These are some of my favorites based on Drew's profile and my own research..

River Crossing

Quiet and well managed. Right across from the Chattahoochee National Park. Washer/dryer connections. Fitness Center, Jogging Trails, and Tennis Courts.

Dunwoody Ridge 

Washer/dryer provided. Great location and walking distance to Marta train station. 

Avistele at Glenridge

Look-n-lease within 24 hrs and you can take $250 off the 1st full month, get a year's free maid service OR get a washer/dryer.  Offers non, partial and full renovations including black/stainless appliances and granite counter tops. Awesome community and I love the poolside cabana w/ gas grill!

 Point At Perimeter
W/D included! 

Archstone Dunwoody Court

Sun rooms!

Those are my some of my  favs within my budget & criteria. My PROMOVE custom profile had about 20 or so different properties so when I get down there in a few weeks my search will be a lot less hectic!  So what's my criteria????

1# Safety!  This is my first place & I'll be solo so safety is important, and I'm willing to pay a a little more to live in a nicer neighborhood.

2# My unit can't be on the 1st level! Nope Units on the 1st level are more prone to break-in's and I don't want people on top of me. I like to be on top.....

3# W/D on the property. Drew bumped it up a notch for me. Every property has w/d in the facility. Drew named places in my budget with w/d IN THE UNIT!!!!! Heyyyyy!!!  If I don't select a unit with a w/d, all of the units in my profile have a space for w/d and connections!  My friend Brooke who lives in Dunwoody gave me the name of a company that leases w/d and Drew confirmed that they are affordable and great to work with named Appliance Warehouse of America, Inc.

Luv Y'all!!! 
     Mean It!

Friday, September 25, 2009

No Need to be ASHY!!!

Hi Y'all!!!  It's seriously fall here in CT :(....  Which means for me it's time to moisturize with a heavier body & face lotion.  I've mentioned in the past that my Holy Grail moisturizer is Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion with Aloe mixed with a little bit of Creamy Baby Oil.  I was running low and went to Wal-Mart to pick up some more and they didn't have any!! They probably did but they are renovating Wal-Mart here and they are moving everything around.  It's crazy, I dropped off an RX and went back to pick it up a few hours later and the pharmacy was gone!!!  Ok, not gone but moved.  Since I couldn't find my Gold Bond I decided to try something new. Nivea Body Essentially Enriched, Daily Lotion for Very Dry, Rough Skin.  The bottle claims to "Dramatically Improve Skin Condition over time. With Sea Minerals, Vitamin E & Almond Oil.

Ingredients Water, Mineral Oil, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Glycerin,
Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, PEG-40 Sorbitan Perisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil Sweet Almond*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Taurine, Sea Salt, Magnesium Sulfate, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate

(*Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil Sweet Almond 
I was pleasantly surprised!!!  The lotion is thick but still easy to pump and easy to rub onto my skin.  It does take a minute or so to absorb (probably because of the Almond Oil).  I usually shower at night and I don't need to reply in the morning or throughout the next day.  It doesn't really have a smell, I guess it smells like Nivea.....  I've noticed that my skin looks radiant & smoother!! I also like that I don't have to mix two products. I will buy this product again when I run out. It isn't to expensive either. I don't remember the exact price but it was in the range of $6-$8 for a 13.5oz bottle
I give this product ♥♥♥♥♥ 

Since I liked the body lotion so much I decided to try out the old school Nivea in the jar for my face which is drier during this time of the year.  I ran out of my MARK lotion and I'm trying not to order things until I move.

• Water
• Mineral Oil: emollient
• Petrolatum: occlusive
• Glycerin: humectant
• Microcrystalline Wax: commonly used thickening agent
• Lanolin Alcohol: emollient, very closely resembles your skin's natural oils
• Paraffin: occlusive
• Panthenol: humectant
• Magnesium Sulfate
• Decyl Oleate: emollient
• Octyldodecanol: emulsifier with emollient properties
• Aluminum Stearates: emulsifier
• Fragrance
• Citric Acid: used to adjust the pH
• Magnesium Stearate: thickening agent
• Methylchloroisothiazolinone: preservative
• Methylisothiazolinone: preservative

Ok, this stuff is THICK!!! Like really thick kinda like when you forget to take out butter to let it soften before spreading it on something...  I find that using thin layers & applying a little at a time works best.
 It absorbs quickly but you may look a little greasy for a minute or two.
A little goes a long way!
It kinda smells, like Nivea (lol, I can't describe it.  It smells more Nivea like than the body lotion.
If you have oily skin, DO NOT PUT THIS ON YOUR FACE.  You will turn into a shiny greasy hot mess!  I find that my nose is a little oily so I don't put this on my nose.
I do feel like my skin looks a little more radiant without makeup.  I'm not sure if I would buy this again.  I definatley would not use it in the summer.
Although the Creme is really thick it's great to use on extra dry parts like, elbows, hands, feet, & knees.
Price $5-$6
I give this product ♥♥♥♥

So there's no reason to be ashy! Put on lotion people! Be moisturized!

Luv Ya!
    Mean It!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yes, I'm Still Moving!

Hi Y'all!! People keep asking me if I "still really want to move to ATL because it's like all flooded."
Sorry but I'm not going to let a big ass flood make me change my mind.  So yes y'all! I'm still leaving on Oct. 10th! I may have to get a canoe but I'm going.  Mother Nature is everywhere & shes' not stopping me!!!

*Photo credit- CNN

*Photo credit- CNN

*Photo credit- CNN
 Besides I'm leaving on the 10th.. I'm sure everything will be fine down there by then.

Luv Y'all!
      Mean It!

P.S. My ATL Blog is almost done!!! I hope to reveal it very soon.......

I'm Still Going!!!!

Hi Y'all!! People keep asking me if I "still really want to move to ATL because it's like all flooded.
Sorry but I'm not going to let a big ass flood make me change my mind.  So yes y'all! I'm still leaving on Oct. 10th! I may have to get a canoe but I'm going.  Mother Nature is everywhere & shes' not stopping me!!!

*Photo credit- CNN

*Photo credit- CNN

*Photo credit- CNN
 Besides I'm leaving on the 10th.. I'm sure everything will be fine down there by then.

Luv Y'all!
      Mean It!
Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Pretty Pink Box-Sept. '09, FOTN & A Baby!!!

Hi Y'all!!!  Just wanted to do a review of what I received in my Pretty Pink Box this month.  I attempted to make a video and it's super cheesy. 
I have bad "cam etiquette" I say "and" like 4,700 times, I fidget, I play with my hair, I stare into space....

*The Goods*

Paint Fx- Sunbloom  

Orglamix- Snow 

Passion Peel Off Mask

MARK Perfume Sample - Sophistique 

Revlon Fantasy Lengths Lashes

 Kiss Everlasting French

Nailene French Tip Pen (Black)

October's Pretty Pink Box will be available Wed. 10/7 at 7am PST/ 10am EST.... I don't know what to do y'all! I'm moving on the 10th!!!  Maybe I'll have my October box sent to my cousins house in ATL.....

*Ladies Night FOTD*
It's like seriously fall here :(, not happy about that.  I'm still in the mood for my "summer colors"!  It was like 49 degrees out last night.  That's straight up sad....  I had to wear real shoes and look at my cute summer shoes and *sigh*
I was going for a mauve-ish/plum look...

Whats with the stank face???? This soo looks like a mug shot but with hair & makeup done....

My sister/cousin Krissy welcomed a new family member on Friday September 5th at 12:47pm. He weighed in at 6lbs 9oz.....
Dameon L. Simmons II


Damia & her new baby brother!!!!

 Luv You! Mean It!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Where Have I Been? Hair Porn & FOTD

Hi Y'all! I feel like I've been neglecting my DOLLS!!!!.  The last week or so have been super crazy.
Here's Why:

1.-I've been doing marketing,PR, and menu design for Maxwell's Sports-Bar Grill my friends new place during the day and on the weekend nights, Thurs.-Sat. I've been "keeping an eye on things" Thursday is the crazy night the college crowd is out on the prowl.....I've been "keeping an eye on the bar" meaning running around after drunk college kids and re-hanging pics on the wall and making sure there's toilet paper in the bathrooms, telling people that salt & pepper shakers and ketchup bottles aren't TOYS and making sure everyone is having a good time! Ok, so it's not as stressful as it sounds because I make I have a drink in my hand while I do it :) Since my friend owns the place I get very overly concerned; and I want everything to run smoothly when she isn't there and I go into organizational smooth running mode!

2.- Last week I got an email from my school stating that I've been DISMISSED! Yep, straight up kicked out. My school uses some retarded ass scale called SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress), and my summer term grades HAVE YET TO BE POSTED so it looked like I failed 3 courses......  So they kicked me out!!!!  De-registered me, and took away my finanical aid 3 days before the Fall Term began.....  I knew something was wrong so I bitched and fought like the only child brat that I can be and it turns out that when I withdrew from school in 2007 when I was really sick (I had an infection in my jawbone and nerve damage in my lip from having my wisdom teeth removed), the school mis-calculated my SAP, they also didn't change my Fall status back to "part-time" and it was all messed up, but it's fixed and I got back into all my classes, my tuition is paid and I got a really cute pink binder to motivate me :)  I thought I couldn't do math! Someone at SUNY Empire State College can't to do math either! My mathematical retardedness doesn't effect other peoples LIVES! Just messes up my bank account...

3.- I'm dangerously addicted to the game Wedding Dash on my laptop and Sally's Spa on my BB Storm... Thanks Diana!
Like I have time to be stressed out over some games!!! >_<  If you want these games don't buy them from the website for $19.99 take your behind to Target they have them for $9.99!!!  To download them on a Blackberry I think it's like $5 or something.....

4.- I got my hair did last Monday but my new FABULOUS Weavologist Ms. Anya! I really wanted to go back to straight hair but before I invest in ordering it from an Indian Remy Vendor, I figured I do a test run with some BSS Hair (Beauty Supply Store)... So I used two Packs of Outre Velvet crap or something (I only plan to wear this install for about a month until I leave for ATL! We decided to do my hair on Labor Day and we figured the at least the Asian Hood BSS would be open NOPE!!! They were doing nails and making food but not selling hair!!! So we ended up called the Beauty Supply in the Waterbury Mall and they were open!!!!!  On my way to the mall, I ran into my ex and he called like "why you creepin' at my mall"....  Mind you he caught me WEAVELESS, lol he didn't even notice.... So we get the goods, I got upset b/c she had no "quality" hair in length whore lengths like 18'-22", so I'm rocking 16" which looks like 18'' but I miss my dramatic 22'' but crack tickling' hair....... So I go to pay and to my DEBIT CARD IS MISSING LIKE GONE!!!!!  I didn't have any credit cards b/c they are in my freezer hidden in a block of ice. I'd usually like flip out and call the cops and report it stolen but I needed to get my hair did that day!! So I called up the ex and told him the situation and he rescued me so I could buy my hair :) So without here's my new look!!! I'm gonna show y'all a before pic!!!!  My hair is growing like fire since I've been wearing full weaves for a year.... So here's some hair porn for y'all......
 (yes I have a neck I don't know why I look neck-less in this pic)

Braiding Pattern
Braidng Pattern (different angle)

FOTN Bright Pink & Black ( tried to "cut my crease") but it didn't happen....
*The Stuff*
  •  Two Faced Shadow Insurance (not pictured) 
  • MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack (used it for crease fail)
  • MAC Shadestick - Red Velvet used on lid to help make the dark pink pop
  • L.A. Colors Pallete- EP25 Faboulous (used 2nd brown from the right to highlight)
  • L.A. Colors Pallete- EP42 Wildflowers (used second dark pink from right on lid) 
  • Urban Decay Ammo Palette- Oil Slick (crease & outter corners)
  • Ardell Falsies- 101 Demi 
  • MARK- Hook up Liquid Liners
Oh, by the way my debit card was fine, I left it in the ATM, lol and it got sucked back in and the bank called me first thing in the morning.... :)
Luv Ya,
   Mean It!