Friday, 25 July 2014

Musing :: NOTD : Highlighter

Nobi Colour : Funky Neon Yellow (not mine)
Color Club : I can't remember
i dont remember which white i used either because that too wasn't mine.

These pictures are from my visit to a friends earlier this week. There was dancing and nail polish, a simple catch up session.  I had to put down a coat of white before the yellow because I was warned it would look like I'd just painted my fingers with highlighter if I didn't. Obviously I wasn't very good with the white as you can see the messy bits still showing. Plus I took this shot after quite a few days of wear. Never the less, I actually love it. Which is different for me. I still remember the first time I tried orange nail polish, coincidently it was at the same friends house, now look at me at neon. I wish you could really see just how bright this is, the pictures just don't capture it. Not gonna lie, it does hurt my photophobia but then I just don't stare at my finger nails, haha.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Summer ToDo 2014 - Meet Up With Firends! pt 1

Got a chance to meet up with this lovely lady who i never see because we live on opposite sides of the island. Of course when we meet it's like we never left each other's side and there is much laughter MUCH laughter.

I happened to be in her neck of the woods for a pal's wedding and ofcourse i couldn't pass by her house without stopping in. (Well, i could try but it would be at my own risk. )

You know how they talk about that friend who when you show up at their house you just walk in and open the fidge? I realised the other day that this is that friend. I walked into her house and straight into her room, then later stole her food. (She's an awesome cook) Just before that i was having a conversation with another friend about how, at the end of the day, you're probably going to only have about five real friends anyway so it's really not worth worrying about.

Instead, one should just worry about cultivating the ones that have always mattered and will continue to do so.

On that note, we decided to do the bff tag, which is up on her channel. Check it out if you want to here wha my voice sounds like. Be warned, you're going to hear a bit of my English lexion Creole all up in there. I do have a few more friends to meet up with this summer but it's important for me to get started early because i tend to have so many commitments as a creative.

To watch our bff tag click here for part 1, part 2 and part 3 or check out my Summer 2014 ToDo list here.

Yes, my ringtone lyrics says:

'i got a flock ah fly women and i'm feelin mah self. 
I make my own damn money and i'm feelin' my self. 
You ain' gottah feel meh homie, i'm feelin' MAH SELF.'

I regret nothing.

Live. Love. Laugh.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Musing Flower Power :: White Bougainvillea

So I did get a shot of the White Bougainvillea and my goodness looking at it doesn't it just inspire a feel of innocence and purity? I really find myself having a new appreciation for them in taking these photos. I'm used to seeing them; I’ve seen them all about ever since I was young.

I remember when i was of the age of one digits, going to school in the city, it was always bustling and i was short. Yet even in the craze of the city sounds there were these outside teris style pots near the sidewalks, attached to the buildings still made of French design from when they ruled this land.

Most days as i headed to the bus parking area to go home I’d run my hands through them, a child, all the sounds of the city would fade away and all that was left was the tender silky feel of these beautiful leaves under my young fingertips as a ran and skipped by. (Yep, i used to skip through the down like i owned the place.) I'll really have to continue getting more pictures of the different colours of them and share with you.

Those were rarely white; they were usually brighter colours, likely to catch the eyes of the tourists. They got my eyes too. I love it when you relearn how to love something that never went away in the first place.

Has that ever happened to you, remembering how to appreciate something?

Peace. Love. Youth.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Summer To-Do List

My summer starts as sson as i finish my last final of the semester, which was yesterday! Another semester's work is behind me and now i look towards the future. Atleast, for a moment before the work starts again, i look forward to some fun and getting some things done i've been putting off. Naturally, in true writer/blogger/stationary lover fashion, i have made a list!

  • Go to the beach
  • Watch 3 movies on this list
  • Cross three more books off of this list.
  • Meet up with friends
  • Watch three S.Korean Dramas. -'High School King', 'Doctor Sranger' and 'Hotel King' i'm looking at you!
  • Sleep late - I've actually done quite a lot of this already in the last two weeks lol My life would be better served if i could get my butt out of bed!
  • Excercise
  • Do another Yoga class 
  • Make this smoothie, though i don't have a bullet, i wonder how it would go with a blender? Guess we'll find out won't we....
  • Clean my room
  • Start formatting my first anthology of poetry for publishing

Waw, that's already 12 things to get done! I know i must be behind as most people have been on break for quite sometime already. How many things have you checked off your list already?


Friday, 4 July 2014

Floral Fridays - Bougainvillea

I'm taking part of Floral Friday (yes i know this is up late but i had a hard week of activities. Forgive me?) This is my nation's national flower. It comes in so many colours: orange, yellow, white, purple, pink, red. I will try o get some shots of the many different colours for you to see next week, if you're interested? We've been known to call them 'hard times' flowers because they seem...well they seem to just whether the weather surivive and not just survive but thrive. By the way? They are that bright, i've done nothing to the photos except blur the first slightly.

I got these shots as i had a end of school term session with my staff. It's offically summer for my students and my fellow teachers! As for me? I'm still doing summer classes....

Cry me a river.

Peace. Love. Survive and Thrive!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Musing Mind :: The Girl who Takes the Dream

'Make a plan
Set a goal
Work toward it
But every now and then.
Look around.
Drink it in it.
It might all be gone tomorrow.'

Grey Anatomy - Season 5 - Episode 24

Tonight she is feeling really grateful for having a goal. She should be sad but she is not. She though previous semesters were hard and then this one happened. Not so much this one as the things that happend around it.

Last semester came the cancer scares again and i told myself, Liz, this is it. This is the hard stuff, this is the peek. Ontop of visual impairment and consntant cancers scares now you've got another one, on your face. Yeo, tthis is the top of the pile babe, you've topped it.

Then this semester came around. Not so much this semester but the things that happened around it. So many things that i cant even talk about them.  i'm generally a talkitive gal. Except when i stop talking. Sometimes so much happens that even i don't want to hear the words out loud because i'm too busy trying to get past them.

The hardest part is being the only one who knows as much as i know about them, the hardest part is staring the hurricane in the eye everyday and letting everyone be fooled by clear skies because they can't handle hurricanes.

Tonight i should feel sad....but i don't. Tonight i feel grateful because i know, i understand that i am sacrificing and i'm really quite okay with it. Because i feel SO INCREDIBLY LUCKY to have the chance to chase my dream. I longed for this for a long time, for just a chance, just a little crack in the concrete through which i could squeeze myself and take it. Take what i want.

I considered what i want and i want this, i still want this. I get that nobody is going to hand it to me. I get that i have to take it and i'm going to cry i'm sure...but after i cry, more likely even during. I'm going to take it..

Cause that's who i am; the girl who takes the dream.

Sometimes i just need to remind myself i guess.

Peace. Love. Reminders

Friday, 20 June 2014

Musing :: Style : Like the Tourists Do


Blazer: Modcloth
Distressed Jeans: Hand-me-downs
White undershirt: gifted
Rose buckle Belt: Old Navy
Sandals: Aerosoles

Howdy do! This is what i wore when i popped down to SANDALS all inclusive resort. A branch recently opened in my home country. This is my go to outfit wen i'm not sure if is a casual or formal affair. If you take a picture from the waist up i could very well be dressed for a typical work day. If is turns out to be a casual affair then i can axe the blazer and i'm good!

Isn't Sandals beautiful? The grounds were clean, beautiful and easy to navigate, the interior is also enviable! I felt odd about taking photos as i was there in more of a professional capacity, which is why there aren't more scenic photos.

Still, as locals we rarely let ourselves indulge in the pleasures of resort life in our own country while tourists are coming in hopes of living and loving our island like the locals do. This is a part of how i love my country, appreciating its tourist attractions and hotels which are marketed on the hook of just how fabulous we are as a nation and focus on playing up just that. So if they're going to exhibit how beautiful my country is, i think it's all the more reason for me to enjoy their work. They love my country, i love my country. It's perfect!

I take every chance i get to love and explore my island like the tourists do.

Thank you to Sandals for the opportunity, the beautiful scenery and I'm sorry i have to mention the delicious refreshments after the Q and A for which i was there, i was particular on the rich brownies and this amazing cake that had a taste of what i suspect may be Baileys but my alcohol palette is not experienced enough to be sure.

Here's hoping i can visit again soon for a more indebt tour :)

Peace. Love. Live like the Tourists Do

Friday, 6 June 2014

Musing :: Style : MAC St. Germain Lipstick & Albinism Skin

Review: Creamy, smells so very good, as MAC lippies tend to i hear. When applied lightly i has a soft , feminine feel to it. When applied with two or if you're more daring three coats it really POPS! (not seen here) This is only one light coat.  The pigment is really strong and it gives me a good 1-14 our wear before i feel like reaplying

Albinism spectific review: I love it! because my skin is so light the pink is all the richer against it and just seems perfect. The pigmentation does not fade into skin tone but stands nicely of its own.

All photos taken in natureal light.

This shade is my lipstick soul mate. I knew it, it was love at first sight when a friend introduced me to it. From that moment, i knew, we had to be together. I added albinism in my title because i know that lipstick shades look different on every completion. So, when looking up reviews i really wondered what it would look like against my own none pigmented skin. I figured i am not the only person with albinism that was wondering that. So! Here we are :) I admit i was so excited though i didn't even base balm. Plus how do you get your heart to take swashes of your favorite lipstick? This is a super light swash because i greedily didn't want to waste even the tiniest bit. I promise, with time i will learn haha

We do not have MAC products on the caribbean island where i live. So, i had to outsource via a very kind gal who was going down to the island of Trinidad for a few days. My intention was to get another lipsticks as well but the other shade i was targeting was not available at the time she went and would only be restocked after she left. :(

However i do not intend to give up! i intend to someday own every shade on my MAC Lipstick Wishlist. I'm not going to lie though, till then, owning just St Germain? Is the sweetest deal.

Peace. Love. Lipstick Soul Connection

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Musing :: My Plush Palette : Sippin' on Gin and Juice

I met up with a friend this week to have some lunch as we celebrated the fact that she was born. We had lunch at the little patio styled Italian restorant just outside of the city.

She had pasta and juice. I only had water, i really really just wanted a glass of wine but as i am battling a bit of a cold lately i held off because i wasn't sure how my body would feel about alcohol while sick. With every year we all change a little when i look closely at things...My friends and i, we've move from spending birthdays dancing about and chatting about the day's planned event all morning to a quick call from the work place when the boss isn't looking and a lumch date when we can get our schedules to match up!

Just months before we were well wishing each other through surgeries, the selling of a house or a pending graduation. Change is the only constant indeed. It is swift, unplanned and always surprising if you ask me...

I still thinking growing up is a carefully marketed trap but it is one we must all buy into eventually. I think the trick is not to rush it, to be thankful while whatever stage of life we are at is happening, recognising that in that moment we are steadily traveling through time.

Peace. Love. Matching Scehdules.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Musing Style :: Light Show

This is an old shirt i've had a while, it was thrifted and i didn't know how to wear it. It's a haulter hoodie. I really don't know what those multi coloured bits decorating it are meant to be aside from bright and interesting.

I felt like trying something different, so i tried putting my hair up into a poof and wearing this top, two firsts. Too bad the poof's first try isn't too poofy...ah well! Better luck next time.

It was a quick trip. I felt like doing a lazy edgy slightly street look and this was the end result.

Wearing :

 Hoodie Haulter Top - Thrifted
 Bermunda Jeans Shorts - Gifted
Lippie MAC - Girl About Town