Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Y'all!!!  I kinda skipped Thanksgiving this year.... I felt like if I couldn't be with my Momma & Dad then, I was just gonna do whatever I wanted..... My cousin who I live with went to dinner with her side of the family and to be honest I didn't just feel like going....  So I napped and chilled did schoolwork and read my book. Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen. (Review coming soon as I finish on Beauty's Bookshelf.  Which y'all should check out.  We cute, we play with makeup & WE READ!!!!)
I changed my mind and decided hat I did want to go out to dinner so I did a local Google search to see what was open on Thanksgiving that wasn't fast food or required a reservation.  I picked the Cracker Barrel, lol!!!!

Grabbed my book and enjoyed a full meal for $7.99!!! I got the Thanksgiving Special ~ Turkey (duh), Ham, Stuffing/Dressing, 2 sides of your choice mac & cheese & steak fries =), a drink and Pumpkin Pie for dessert, and the corn bread and biscuit basket that they always have.  I still have left overs =).  My mom felt bad that I did that but we always eat out on Thanksgiving anyways and she always instilled in me to "love my own company" & "entertain myself" and I'm comfortable doing at this point in my life.  My Aunt Jean always says "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"! It's so true.  I'm thankful that I have the courage to eat out alone or go see a movie by myself. I think every women should be able to enjoy her own company! Grab a glossy magazine or a good book and do you! I just need something to read not as "armor", but to occupy myself.  I love myself but I'm not that damn interesting!

I also didn't stress Thanksgiving Day because I knew the REAL PARTY was Thanksgiving night!!! I got to meet up with Ms.Bombchell ATL- Atlanta's Sexist Geek! My cousin Monica & our roommate Malaika and we went to Opera Nightclub for an event being hosted by Rashard Lewis & some members Orlando Magic. (They beat the Falcons that night so I thought they'd be in a good mood and "buy the bar", but no, lol....
I'm so happy that I Googled the event and printed out passes! The standard $20 cover fee down here is starting to irritate my broke behind.

 OPPS...I  forgot that I was taking video in the dark!!! It looked ok when I was recording...

I'm soooo upset that I didn't take any pics with Michelle :(  Or any pics! :( Just stupid dark video...

I'm starting to feel more comfortable down here, which is makes me happy. I feel like I made the right decision. I have my moments when I wanna pack up and go home, then I think about the 15+ hour drive and deal with it.   
I can't wait for Christmas! This is the first year that I'm excited b/c I'm going to go home for a week!!!  I have to run.  Tonight is the Thanksgiving Weekend Finale at the Velvet Room....

Birdman & Lil' Wayne kinda make me throw up in my mouth a bit.......

I wouldn't mind getting a peek at Drake!  I need to keep my broke behind at home....  I'm kinda sick too.. Maybe the alcohol will kill the germs?
This video cracks me up, but I wonder? Does this baby know numbers, ABC's, or just how to mimic his Momma gettin' ready to go to the club!

 Luv Y'all
    Mean It!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Goin' to the Dollar Store & Blue FOTN

Hi y'all!!!  So Ms. Katrina put me on to a little place called Dollar General, lol! She's always posting good finds.  Where I used to live the Dollar Stores are really crappy and aren't worth going into. So I typed Dollar General into my GPS and went on my adventure!!
Holla!!! All this only cost me $5!

E.L.F. Brushes!!  I love E.L.F. Brushes!!!! They are super soft. Put up with my abuse and they don't shed.

Foundation Brush, Total Face Brush, & Eyeliner Brush 

I already have other versions/brands of these brushes but, it's always good to have a few choices, backups etc...

Dual Sharper! I'm always losing these!!!

L.A.Colors ~ Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow w/ brush

The brush is useless & craptastic!!

It's kinda a pain because the pigment is like trapped in the bottom, which makes it 'knock over proof'.. I think the best way to use it is to pour some of the pigment on the back of your hand or a paper plate or something.

(no base, just swiped some on my wrist)

I got some other uncessesary stuff from the Dollar Store.  I'll be back stalking it looking for more E.L.F. & L.A. Color stuff.  They had a bunch of L.A. Color palettes, but I um owned all of the ones I saw.....

Here's my FOTN from last night.  It's not a random FOTN because I actaully remember the date of this look.  I was wearing a  blue top so I wanted to do a blue eye but a dark blue almost denim like. I didn't want to look like summer. I noticed down here.  It's more acceptable to wear bolder colors, maybe because it's warmer? IDK, so when in Rome......

Crap I Used...
Primer- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base- NYX Jumbo Pencil ~ Pacific (lid)

MAC  Blacktrack (outer V & crease)
Urban Decay ~ Smog (highlight)
                                         Oil Slick (outer V & crease)
Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette (inner V & lower lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Zero - Waterline
MARK ~ Liquid Liner (Upper lashline)
Lashes ~Faceshop XO
BUXOM Mascara
* Later added (while waiting for M&M pre-gaming) MAC  Glitter Liner in Girl Grove. Which I love b/c it's a subtle clear glitter (looks white-ish in the tube). You can make it your own.  The clearness pretty much "takes" to whatever color your wearing.

Sorry this one isn't as clear....

Set my hair with my Remington Hot Rollers (I was too lazy to return it). I acutally kinda like it now.  I need another set of Hot Rollers.  20 isn't enough for all of "the hair"..... I need like 10 more rollers >_<

Cam-whoring while waiting for Monica & Milaka to get ready....
Hot Roller Set
CHI Helmet Head Hair Spray
Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist

Cam-whoring in the car.....

I was trying to do a "Peace Up... A-Town Down" pose but it wasn't working... The "to go juice hit me"...

After all of that! We didn't go anywhere! M & M weren't didn't finish getting ready until like after 1am....  We had an incident regarding the Geogia's Move Over Law. My poor cousin got a $500 ticket!!! I don't know what happened b/c I was to busy in the back seat taking pics of myself and sipping on my "to go juice" & messing with my Blackberry... We didn't get to Downtown ATL until like after 1:30am... The first club we went to looked dead inside (forgot name) so we didn't go in.  Club #2 (forgot name) looked dead....  Club #3 (Miami) M&M argued about going in...  By that time is was like after 3am.... I was losing my buzz.....I didn't make enough "to go juice" Abor Mist Wine mixed with Bacardi Dragonfruit Strawberry Rum (it's really good!)....  So we drove back home and hit the drive through at Checkers.....  I forgot how good Checkers was.  I haven't had it since I lived on Long Island............

Luv Y'all!
  Mean It!!

Here's more info on the GA Move Over Law..... I'm posting this for Melissa & Jennifer! My Northeast babes who are moving to ATL shortly! It's kinda obvious to move over when you see the po-po doing their business on the side of the road, but here it's a law! It's a $500.00 law.  In some states the fine is NO LESS THAN $1,000!!!


Georgia’s new Move-Over Law says drivers must move-over for emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the highway. The law is meant to keep officers AND traffic violators safe from crashes with passing cars.

The Move-Over Law was passed in the aftermath of growing numbers of police, emergency technicians and DOT workers being killed during routine traffic stops, crash responses and highway construction projects around the nation. Right now, more than thirty states have Move-Over Laws on the books, with fines that range as high as a thousand dollars or more in some jurisdictions. The Move-Over fine in Georgia is an “attention-getting” five-hundred-dollars.

However, failure to obey the Move-Over Law can lead to consequences far more serious than fines. According to FBI statistics, traffic crashes claim the lives of more police personnel than any other cause of death in the line of duty, including shootings. The FBI says last year, forty-nine officers died in crashes across the country. Thirteen of those law enforcement officers were struck and killed by passing vehicles while they worked outside their patrol cars.

“Georgia’s Move-Over Law was meant to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to police officers, paramedics, firefighters, tow truck operators and highway maintenance workers,” said Director Bob Dallas of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Reports show emergency vehicles of all types have been struck while parked beside Georgia highways, even while their emergency lights were flashing.

The Georgia Move-Over Law requires drivers to move-over one lane when possible if an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is parked on the shoulder of the highway. And if traffic is too heavy to move-over safely, the law requires drivers to slow down below the posted speed limit instead AND to be prepared to stop. 

Move-Over-Law: Georgia Code, Title 40-6-16. 
The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:

1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary towing or recovery vehicle or a stationary highway maintenance vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, or red lights shall approach the vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:
1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the towing, recovery, or highway maintenance vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
2. If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.  

cViolation of subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 .
Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Bloggerversy To Me!!!!!!

"Its a celebration clap clap bravo
lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscado
for the girl whos a student and keeps up this blog oh!
Finish the whole bottle and we gon do it big like this"
Just A Girl......

This is a big deal to me, because I'm such a hobby whore...  My first post started out like this.... "So I'm blogging now... Let's see if I can commit to it or will it be like the clarinet, the latch hook artwork, knitting, crocheting and dozens of other projects that I start and don't follow through with..... Ha ha! I guess it's about finding your niche.  I've finally found mine.  I'm not a weirdo girl who likes to play with makeup!!  There's more of me out there!!!  It's ok to take pics of food & call it porn!!!!!    
I made soooo many wonderful friends through blogging! Friends that have been there with me over the last year to shop, talk makeup, BlogTV, Twitter, AIM, laugh & cry with!!!
I wonder what I'd be doing if I didn't start this blog??  I'd have a HELL of a lot more money! I'd have a minimal arsenal of makeup and beauty products.  But I wouldn't have my friends that I made and I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Luv Y'all!!
  Mean It!



Product Review: Remington Curl Envy

Hi Y'all!!  Two product reviews in a row. From the girl with no money, lol! The temptation is KILLING me! All of the holiday sets are out and I WANT to HAUL.
Hot curlers have been on my mind for weeks... I don't know why.  I feel like I spend so much time curling my hair everyday and I'm not about pink foam rollers at night... It's bad enough that I sleep with a satin scarf on my head! Like what if the house caught on fire? I need to run out, not take off my scarf and ditch the rollers.  I WILL NOT be that lady standing outside with rollers in my hair.

HELL to the NOOO

It takes me about 20 minutes to curl my hair with my beloved curling iron.  I wanted to try hot curlers so I can set my hair and then do my makeup then take them down. Mutlitask!!!
I got the Remington Curl Envy Set from WalMart.  I'm sorry I live in the south now I mean "the SUPER WALMART". I went to WalMart last night after I went out to get some "pink stuff" b/c my tummy bothering me, and the tummy stuff is near the hair stuff.  So I just got the damn thing! I've been eying it and was tired of playing games! So I snatched it! $21.99 holla in my broke a$$ budget.

  • It comes with 20 velvet tangle-free rollers.  (I have a lot of hair I might need another set or a half set, lol) 
  • Ionic Conditioning 
  • Exclusive Wax Core
  • 3 roller sizes 
  • Cool-touch end rings
  • on-indicator light <-- Thanks!
  • Ready Dot
  • Easy Match Comfort Clips (The clip color matches the roller, if you can't figure out how to match colors you FAIL in life)

Product Review

Bottom Line....
My hair came out really nice!!!  It was like 5am and I went to sleep, lol! But I'm going to give this thing another chance b/c I liked the final result and maybe once I get the hang if it and learn to set my hair faster
I'll like it better.  I'm also going to to Beauty Supply Store to see if I can buy generic clips b/c I HATE the clips the set came with. 
I give the Remington Curl Envy 3.5 /5 ♥♥♥♥ <- I don't know how to make a half of heart!

Tomorrow November 17th  is my Bloggerversary!!!!!  I expect cake, Hello Kitty Ballons and Strawberry Dragonfruit Barcardi!!!!

Luv Y'all
   Mean It!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Product Review: Get Gorgeous 60pc Blockbuster Cosmetic Kit & FOTDs

Hi Y'all! I was in Ulta the other day looking for a hot curler set, and I saw the Get Gorgeous Blockbuster Kit on sale for $19.99.  It's regularly $24.99. So I bought it! Don't laugh at me.  I just moved and I'm broke so the $5 discount made the deal for me. I didn't have an Ulta near me in CT so the store is 'new' to me.  I also haven't really tried much of the Ulta branded makeup so I figured why not. I own 1 Ulta quad and I like it, so I figured why not. For $20 I got: 32 eyeshadows, 12 lip colors, 6 cheek colors, 4 full size lipsticks, 2 mini lipglosses, 2 pot glosses, 2 shimmer powders, 2 eye shadow quads, 2 concealers, 2 dual ended liners, 2 brushes, train case with mirror and applicators. Not a bad deal....

    • I love the fact that it comes with 2 eyeshadow quads & 4 full size lippies & the 2 glosses b/c you can take them out and keep them in your purse for touch ups.
    • I don't like the 'covers' over the eyeshadows and blushes....  It's like thin plasic casing which I see getting broken and I want to keep them covered from dust, germs, etc...
    Here are some close up pics of the different compartments.  If anyone wants to see swatches let me know.

    Ignore my shoes & fingerprints.....
    Bottom Line...
    I give it 5/5 ♥ ♥♥♥♥♥
    Overall I it's totally worth the price. Even if the powder products don't compliment your skintone or aren't to your liking. The traincase is cute and sturdy since everything comes out you can use it for traveling. The shadows are pretty pigmented.  I was pleasantly surprised.
    The color combos can keep you occupied forever! If your a beauty blogger it will keep you busy for about a week :)
    Since I haven't had much exposure to Ulta or their own line of products it was a great way to test them.  Sephora also has their own version which is $48 which it's a little out of my budget at the moment so I'm glad I found Ulta's version for less.  Hopefully I'll find a job down here soon and I'll have real money again.
    Here's a neutral FOTD that I did using the kit.  I had to look cute to go Starbucks :) Sorry, I didn't keep track of the names.
    Confused face.... 
    Wind fail.........


    Luv Y'all!
       Mean It!

    P.S. Sorry if this review sucked... Blogger was testing my patience and I had to re-write it like 3 times :(



    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    I Got an Award! ♥ & I Almost was ATTACKED!

    Hi Y'all I got an award from Alyssa!  Her blog is a must read!!!!  It was so sweet of her to pass the award to me.

    Yay! I got an award! *does the cabbage patch & running man* It's always nice to get things :)
    I got my award from MzPangee (go read her blog it's Fab)
    The Rules:

    1. Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

    2. Pass the award to 8 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

    3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

    I will now pass it on to 8 girls whose blogs I are FABULOUS!

    1. Melissa- Fabulously Thrifty  ~ She took away my swapping virginity.  
    2. Tammy- Not A Rich Girl ~ She's a Latina blogger with mucho sabor!!
    3. Nu- NuNu Dolly ~ She makes the cutest fishy faces!!! 
    4. Jaimie- Just Kiss & Makeup ~ She's aight, but she didn't tweet me back today about meeting me at the Perimeter Mall. She also let me reap the benefits of her MAC ProCard that time...
    5. Katrina- L.KO ~ She's hott! She's also super sweet and makes me smile :)
    6. Wuzzy- The Rants & Ramblings of A Nobody ~ She lives in Hawaii & she loves me sooo I'm her Popolo.
    7. Katie- Cocktail Smarty ~ She's the Smarty and lives under me (geographically)
    I must go and catch up on my school work....  I had an incident last night involving a dangerous knocked up spider.  So this a$$hole spider crawls across the couch and onto the floor.  I scream and get ready to attack.  It crawled into the hole of the barrel of my curling iron.... So I take a cloth thingy to block the hole of barrel.... Then just sat there full of fear for about 20mins......

    Then I decided it was time for action...... So I got my mini vac and dumped him and sucked that sucker up!!!!
    From Blogger Uploads

    Problem.... SHE DIDN'T die!!  That spider b!tch was crawling around in the see thru filter of the mini vac.....

    From Blogger Uploads

    So I did what any sensible person would of done....  Tweeted and called people for help!!!!!  Since nobody could come help me, I ran down the street with the mini vac, took out the filter and ran back home. Then @XTIIINA reminded later that I should go get my vacumm before somebody jacked it.... 
    So this was my 3rd southern bug sighting, and I had enough, I was on Expedia looking for the next flight out (I live right by the airport).  I found a 1:15 non-stop to JFK.. Then my savior cousin Krissy called and calmed me down and I missed the flight........  

    I swear it was a brown recluse.........

    I don't deal with bugs that have their own websites!

    Brown Recluse Spiders can survive six months without food or water, hidden in their lairs during daytime and roaming at night.  <---  That's soooo messed up!

    Luv Y'all!!
       Mean It!!!

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    Deals & Coupons

    Hi Y'all!!

      I just wanted to share a few resources that I've found in Altanta.  Times are hard and were all trying to find the best deals.

    Daily Candy

    I was a subscriber to the NYC version delivered into my in box everyday until I moved.  I was more than delighted to find out that there's a version for Atlanta! So when I get some money in these empty pockets I'll know where to find exclusive deals, sample sales and stuff to do.  If you set up a profile you can save things to your favorites and view your comments.


    I'm not quite sure how I stumbled upon this site, but they give out some good deals.  The screen shot above is what I received today. Yesterday's deal was really good!

    $50 for $100 worth of spa services!!! I really should of grabbed that deal.  I also like how there are reviews of the featured places.


    Duh, we all know about Yelp! It's so much more fun to use Yelp in a bigger city.  I pretty much check out anything and everything on Yelp. You can click on Hawt on Yelp and find deals and savings.

    I found my new car wash on Yelp! Southern Friends CarWash.  They have like a diner inside.  Who woulda thought that you can get your car cleaned and sit down and have a meal served to you or have one of there 10 flavors of ice cream.  They also give out popcorn.They also recycle 100% of their water.

    They don't play in the cafe! I was thinking maybe hot dogs or something.... 

    They also did a great job on my car. It did take a while but I got the  Southern Special $24 which was pretty intense.  My car hasn't been cleaned since before I moved here so it really needed a good cleaning. It's all shiny now and I can have people ride with me and not feel embarrassed. Click here for coupons..

    I hope these help some of you guys.  I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for more local deals.

    Luv Y'all
      Mean It!

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    Happy Hallowen (all late & sh!t).............

    Hey Y'all!!!!  Hope everybody had a good Halloween!!  Mine was ok...  I just wore my regular clothes and said that I was a "New Yorker"...  A friend of mine came up or actually over from Nashville and we met up with some of his friends and went to dinner at a restuarant in Atlantic Station called Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro, which was actually really good.  I guess it's kinda 'cajun' themed, and I was having a hard time with the menu, lol Asking questions like "What's a Po-boy?", "Do crawfish taste like shrimp?". "What's the deal with sweet tea"?
    I kept it Northern style and had the Chicken, Shrimp & Sausage Penne~ Italian sausage sauteed with chicken & shrimp, tossed with penne pasta in a tomato basil cream sauce & topped with parmesan cheese. Except I had alfredo sauce FATTY ALERT! I don't have any food porn to share b/c I was with a whole group of people who I didn't know and felt shy about busting out my camera to take food porn even though I really wanted to!  The food was really good, and the atmosphere was great! So here's some stolen porn from there menu.
     Shrimp, Crab & Avocado Salad

    BBQ Shrimp Linguine

    Their desserts looked amazing and yummy, but since we had plans to go out after dinner and I wanted my pants to still fit I declined........

    After dinner we made a stop to pick up some drinks and decide where to go.  My cousin gave us a few suggestions and since it was getting late we decided to go to club LIFE........  Oh I don't think I'm Atlanta "we be clubbin" kinda girl... I'm too old or something...
    #1 I don't wait on lines to get in clubs....  I need to get my contacts right down here or stay my behind at home.

    #2 I don't pay a $20 cover charge to roll into a club!!!!  Do you know much many drinks equal $20!!!

    #3 Well at Club LIFE $20 = 2 drinks, not cool for the unemployed!!!  Thankfully, I was smart enough to pre-game a bit before we went out, but waiting outside on the damn line made me lose my buzz....

    #4 PEOPLE please don't smoke weed in the club!!!  I'm job hunting and if I have to pee in a cup to get a job I don't want my results skewed because LaQusisha & Deroy were smoking out the entire club.

    A lot of people had on costumes and a lot of girls had on "outfits" that looked like they should be costumes. My spy pics didn't come out to goos and I'm not in any of them....

     But I did record some video with my......

    My cousin Monica dressed up my little cousin Imani as a Ice Princess!!!  She's too cute!!!
    Monica put her on display at her boutique

    She's only 6, but the girl knows how to smile with her eyes!

     I ♥ my little cousin!

    How can you not ♥ a face like this? She's missing like 6 baby teeth, lol

    Luv Y'all!!
      Mean It!!