Sunday Social – The Number Four

It’s time for another Sunday Social, hosted by Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup.

Sunday Social, A Complete Waste of Makeup Link up

1. 4 Favorite bands you loved in high school

  • Los Prisioneros

  • Duran Duran #TeamSimon
  • Luis Miguel

  • I’m drawing a blank on any others. I remember these because I still listen to them!

2. 4 go to meals you’d love to learn to cook or can cook really well
I cook well:

  • quiche
  • lasagna
  • enchiladas
  • arroz con pollo, but I don’t eat chicken anymore and I kind of miss that dish

3. 4 necessities to your daily life

and that’s my morning routine! I need it to get the day started right.

4. 4 makeup necessities you must have if you could only have 4 on

  • foundation
  • mascara
  • lipgloss
  • finishing powder

5. 4 favorite apps on your phone or iPad

  • Words with Friends
  • Twitter
  • FitBit

 Have a great Sunday! I won’t even ask what y’all are doing today…


Blog Sale – Coming soon!

With the new year, I think it’s time to de-stash again. I’ll be listing a blog sale of makeup soon.


New Blog Design and a Giveaway!

EDIT: Congratulations to Jessi for winning! Sorry for the delay in posting the results here, ladies, but thanks to everyone for participating.

How do you like my new blog design? Pamela from The Posh Box is very talented (and patient, because I changed my mind a million times)

To celebrate my new blog page, I’m hosting a little giveaway along with my friend Kimberly Stallworth, who guest posted for me a couple of weeks ago. What are we giving away? Blush, of course!

    • e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia. Swatches here.
    • Lucy Minerals try-it sized blushes in Petal, Sea Coral, and Juicy Peach. Swatches here, here, and here.
    • Aromaleigh blush samples in Dahlia, Verve, Tulip, and Nectar. Swatches here, here, here, and here.
    • CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Natural Twinkle. I’ve never reviewed it, but it was my first blushy love.
    • POP Beauty Cherry Blossom Lush Blush – this just kind of showed up in my stash so no review. I think it came in a gift bag?
    • e.l.f. Studio Blush Brush because how else are you going to apply these?

All items except the POP Beauty blush have been purchased by me.

Enter using Rafflecopter below! This giveaway is open internationally.

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Guest Post from Kim Stallworth – Actor, model, writer

I’ve been suffering from writer’s block and my beautiful (inside and out) friend Kimberly Stallworth has some tips to help get the creativity flowing going again. Thanks Kim!

Kim Stallworth

I believe that absolutely everyone has an inner poet!  I just literally started writing one day what I felt was going on inside of me – things I didn’t want to talk about for whatever reason.  I wrote lines like “I hope that the visions that walk in my mind will one day run free for others to see”  and “victory and comfort just as easily come as the other ones that darken my heart and sharpen my eye” and “the burn of the air rains down on my skin”.

It was just a matter of writing what came to me.  If you are still enough, open enough, and aware enough – the words will come. They don’t have to be fancy or rhyme or even make sense.  Write what’s there.  You can refer to “the ocean” to mean your heart or “the wind whips through the trees and leaves with pain and disgust” to explain your relationship or even “the man in my eye is the one that makes me cry” to get right down to it – this is your vision – this is your feeling.  This is for you and no one else – unless you choose to share. 

This has helped clear my mind and get out of my way in achieving the many goals that I have set for my life.  It gets all the bad and bizarre and joyful feelings and thoughts you have out!

I generally do not sit down to write something – the words, lines or feelings just come!

Be open to the things that affect you, for the good or the bad.

I am an ordinary person who listens to the visions inside – you can too!  Try it – you’ll feel better, you’ll learn what is going on inside you, you may even grow, and just maybe – you might become the next great poet!!!

“Fear and a closed heart and mind can only lead to limited lights in this life – open and be free to see what your insides can truly be”

My book of poetry, ‘The Woman In the Mirror’ should be out early 2014.

You can hear the words I wrote one evening in the middle of the night after returning home from a very emotional trip back to where I was born, Detroit, Michigan.  “Listen!” just came to me – I wrote as fast as I heard and felt each and every word.  Take a moment to listen and get a glimpse of what my heart sees. 




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