Saturday, October 20, 2012

A proud member of Jumpstart

When I heard about Jumpstart during the spring semester at my school I was so intrigued. It is volunteer work, working with preschool children and preparing them for kindergarten teaching them how to read and doing our best in helping to close the achievement gap.

For the past few weeks we have been doing training but after next week me and my team will officially be in the classroom and I am so excited because I am an aspiring English teacher so this will definitely help in preparing me for when I am a teacher.

Ashanti is Jumpstart's spokesperson this year which is amazing and Tommy Hilfiger is our sponsor


Friday, August 24, 2012

My Jamaica Trip: Robbed at Gun Point

Yes everyone you read the title correctly.
While I was in Jamaica visiting my family I was robbed. I remember the day as if it happened a few hours ago.
It was July 27th a little after 3 in the afternon. Me and my cousins and bro decided to go to the beach not too far from our house and when we were leaving a guy ran up on me, my brother and my cousin as we were washing sand off of our feet to head in the car. He had the damn gun pointed at me the whole damn time because I was the one with the jewelry on. I always wear a gold necklace that i recieved from my mom when I was little, my earrings, a ring, and two bracelets ALL THE's a norm for me, I surely regretted that day though after having a gun aimed at me and my necklace snatched.
The person or shall I say people (yes it was planned) were caught within a few hours thouugh but this was definitely a lesson learned, take my jewelry off when going to the beach in the West Indies.

This does not turn me away from my country though, it's my place of birth and my family is there. I just think of it as it could of happened absolutely anywhere.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Makeup Forever HD Foundation #180

A few months back I purchased the Makeup Forever HD Foundation in the shade 180. I have been wearing this foundation and this foundation only for these past couple of months and I must say that I am loving it.

*The bottle has a pump ... who wouldn't love that, you get to control the amount of product you use so none would go to waste
*It's Breathable ... I love the fact that my skin is able to breath under this foundation and I don't feel as if I am wearing any.
*Full Coverage ... I know that it is said that this makeup is medium converage but I personally believe that it is full and with one coat I am good to go.
*Plastic Packaging ... I don't know about you but I tend to break things that come in glass containers.
*Variety ... There is a variety of shades for women of color, Thumps Up to Makeup Forever.

*The only con that I have is that this tends to make my face oily after a couple of hours. I don't generally have oily skin but ever since I started wearing this foundation I have noticed that my skin has gotten oily and I have blot throughout the day, I've never had any issue like this with any other foundation.

At the end of the day I really like this foundation and i believe that it is worth every penny of the $48. This brand of makeup can be purchased at Sephora.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What a good day: Back On My Weight Loss Trip and this time it's going to work.

GOOD DAY everyone and yes it is a very good day. Today i decided to stop my bullshiting and really get back on track with my weight loss for a healthier and happier me. This morning i said fuch waiting until monday comes, I'm always saying I will start on monday and like that famous quote states "Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today" and that shit is so i'm on it. This morning I started off with a healthy before workout snack (the worst thing you can do is workout on an empty stomach) and a glass of water. I worked out for 20 minutes (not much i know but its a start) and then had another glass of water (btw, i flippin hate water).

So now I am feeling great and my day is going great, sometimes working out in the morning can really set the pace of your entire day.

I have also created a chart that i keep on the back of my door of the days of the month and I've created a set workout schedule of 4 times a week. I also will only weigh myself twice a month, once at the beginning and then again at the end of the month and in between time my scale will be put away so there won't be any temptation to step on it, and my Wii board needs batteries so there will be no urge to step on that either.

Im also not going to go around saying oh i can't eat this or i can't eat that, I'm gonna eat, but with portion control. I love cake but I don't intend to have cake all the time, thats something i can treat myself to once a month. I also plan on still continuing to eat out but order something healthy from the menu and if it's large portions eat some at the restaraunt and carry the rest home. It's all about portion control, drinking water and working out. I've done this before and I will do it again.

One of my friends also followed this and she went from a size 22 to a size 12 in a year. I can do this, I know I can, and I will. I know that it will not be easy, i've proved that to myself time and time again, but i refuse to get knocked off the horse and stay off, i'm going to dust myself off and get right back on it again.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shoes-a-holic Buy: Sperry Top-Sider Biscayne Leopard Boat Shoe

I strolled into the new DSW on 34th street in Mannhattan and stumbled across the Sperry Top-Spider Biscayne Leopard Boat Shoes and fell madly inlove with them, unfortunately for me they sell out of stock in a lot of sizes extremely fast. So when they got new shipment I called and had two different sizes put on hold because I wasn't sure which one was going to fit...Yesterday I went and picked my size up walked around in them for a bit and fell even more inlove with this shoe.

A lot of people are head over heels for leopard print this season so I thought I would share this with you guys just in case you haven't seen them.

They also have different animal prints as well as different colors. I've put a few links below just in case anyone wanted to check them out.


Leopard Sperry I Bought:

Zebra Sperry:

Pink & Orange Leopard Sperry:

Gray Leopard Sperry:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Drifted Off Track

First, I want to start off by saying that I feel like straight crap, I have drifted so far off my weight loss mission its unreal. However, I am determined to get back on because I need to lose at least 15-20 pounds before July 15 and that's my minimum. The problem is though I don't know how the hell to get back on my mission, I have absolutely no drive since I started my spring semester at school to deal with anything weight loss related. I'm sure that I have put back on some of the weight that I have previously lost, how much, I can't say because my mother hid the scale from me and my Wii board is in need of I have no idea how much a presently way and frankly I'm a bit nervous to find out.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Food controls life...

While on aol about to check my email a link popped up:

I was compelled to read it because the title caught my attention "I Felt a Shudder, Then Satisfaction" and I then looked at the picture.

This women decided to tell her story about her anorexia and it was very moving. Even though i am not anorexic it had me thinking about women with eating disroders, who eat when they're happy, sad, upset, angry whatever the case and refer to it as an obsession with food.

I think this is something everyone should read whether they are anorexic or not.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Who Says You Can't Wear Shorts in the Winter

Today was such a nice day here in NYC so I had to dress according. I put on a pair of stockings, dusted off my denim shorts put on a light top and a cardigan and I was good to go. I felt good today, and I looked just as good as I felt. I hope everyone enjoyed their day.

Ungrateful People

Nothing bothers me more than people who are extremely ungrateful and walk around spewing bullshit about how no one does anything for them when you're one of the few who does. That shit makes me feel as if what I do for them doesn't mean shit, so why the hell should I bother. SMH. One more year to go and I am on the first thing smoking out of here....complain then.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shoes-a-holic Buy: Steve Madden Winery Wedge Sandals

I am so in-love with these wedges that I purchased yesterday. There is just something about Steve Madden shoes, they are extremely comfortable no matter how high the heal (to me any anyways) and whenever I go shopping I always check out his shoes first weather I'm shopping online or in stores. These wedges are sold at a few different location for different prices:
Macy's - $89.00
Nordstrtom - $65.00
Marshalls - $39.99 - $90.97

They are a great buy, can be expensive depending on where you go but I think they are well worth it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Let's Make Kony Famous.

Watch "KONY 2012" on YouTube

My heart broke and my soul cried when watching this video. To know that something of this magnitude was taking place and so many people including myself wasn't aware of. Joseph Kony needs to caught and these children need to be saved.

It's beyond my comprehension how someone could gain so much power being only one person.

It's beyond my comprehension how someone could be so wicked to cause crimes using children to kill others, he turns little boys into soldiers to murder and little girls into sex slaves.

I'm upset that this has been going on for so many years (over 20) and America has recently (a few years ago) decided to aide in capturing this sick bastard. America is one of the most powerful countries, if not the most powerfully and I think that if the government was doing something about it from when they first hear about Joseph Kony he might have been stopped a long time ago...but they had the mentality of "not affecting our country, then its not our problem". But like I said the decided to do something after years of knowing and sent some soilders to Uganda, but if they feel like we're letting up or Kony is too dificult to find the government is going to bring the soldiers home.

This is the year to make a difference and capture Joseph Kony. So let's make the bastard famous!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kind Hearted People Really Do Exist

Early today I was in Manhattan on 34th street by Penn Station and there was a homeless man sitting on the street. A couple of girls came up to him and asked him if he was hunger and the homeless man replied yes, so they gave him something to eat. Then they exchanged names and asked him if he would like them to pray for him, and he said yes. They each laid a hand on him and bowed thier head and said a prayer for him...a very beautiful prayer. It was an amazing sight. I can honestly say that was one of the nicest things that I've ever witnessed someone do. The girls were from Virginia.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Day on Fashion Ave

So I have lived in New York City for God knows how long, have walked down Fashion Ave between 34th and 42nd street numerous amount of times and never not once did I notice these when walking...showing me that I need to pay more/better attention to my surroundings.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blowing mine....

Omg some people complaining is fucking mind blowing to are you serious. That's why I don't ask people for shit or to do shit for me because when they get upset for whatever reason they're going to turn around and through that shit all up in your face. Really!?! Smfh! Grow the fuck up please!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jamaica turns the big 50

I am so proud to be a Jamaican. This year on August 6th Jamaica will officially be 50 years old, but being the joyful people we are the celebration begins now in January and will continue straight until December.


Out of many...One people.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Khloe Kardashian is a beautiful women and is sometimes made to feel less than that because of the media and her sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian which is sometimes mind boggling to me. I look at Khloe and think of the "average" size women in America....they have curves.

I am a plus size woman and its so damn annoying how the media sometimes portray us and the views that some people have about us. Why the fuck is my size an issue for you? I can't comprehend why it affects your ass so much that you sometimes feel the need to run your mouth and pass judgement.

Some people just need to grow the fuck up. Curves are beautiful! But if it bothers you so much then look the fuck away.....simple as that.

Have a great day everyone :-)