Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The ART of GIVING

Hey dolls.


Although this is a non-beauty related blog post i wanted to still take the time to write it before heading over to my next class...

My mother and grandmother always told me that giving to someone less fortunate than yourself opens the doors to many great opportunities and I have come to conclude that this indeed is a 100% true.


The other day i was stopped at a red light wishing it would turn green to speed off to work because i was running late as I was approached by a man who was either homeless or was a drug addict. Usually i get petrified and check to see if the doors are locked as i seen a lot of crazy things happen to people due to leaving their car doors unlocked. To give you an insight of the craziness-- years ago my mother almost got attacked by a man who tried to steal her Cartier watch. I remember him running towards the car and viciously tried to open the car door. Luckily my mother had locked the door at the right time otherwise god knows what would have happened. 

 Back to what i was trying to say, the man looked at me in the eyes and rubbed his belly and asked for money to "feed himself"...People have the mentality that many of the people begging are not truly homeless--which in some cases they're not but in many other cases they are... Anyways, i reached to where i keep my spare change and handed him EVERYTHING i had in the little compartment....He thanked me and i went on about my merry way. Believe it or not, i felt accomplished and generous, i felt like i helped someone even if the person wasn't going to use the money for good... Many people think that being homeless or a drug addict is a decision made by choice and no one ever stops to analyze the factors that lead individuals to these life destructing events... I basically gave this man petty cash--probably not enough to even buy himself a candy bar but i gave him everything I had and by doing this i was given $300.00 out of no where.... when you help others in need life tends to reward you in very mysterious ways... so whenever you have a chance to help someone out other than yourself, do so without hesitation. Lending them your hands won't hurt you and along the way somehow someway you will get rewarded for what you did--Karma.

this post is not to preach nor bore people rather to enlighten you and encourage you to see the good in everything that seems negative.

With that being said, hope you all a great day!


Tootles,

Linny

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Tartan Tale

Hey Dolls,

I have been MIA for a couple of weeks but it's the end of the semester and professor's always decide to inundate us with work towards the end... NOTHING NEW for all of you who attend uni

As you all know every time MAC comes out with a collections I like to get one or two things from it obviously for no apparent reason.... it's a JUST BECAUSE type of situation, you know?

LOL anyways here is what I got from the collection: A TARTAN TALE





-A triumphant blush kit-- i asked the MA which palette he thought would suit my complexion better and he recommended this palette. The palette mostly contains peachy toned blushes and i'm in love, can't wait to give them a try and see if they really suit me.

In addition to the blush palette i also got the eye palette below "6 beauties play it cool eye shadows"




-this palette contains grey and purple shadows.  I believe the purples in it suits brown eyes perfectly because it brings out the yellow in them. 


what have you gotten from the collection? 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FOTN

Hey Dolls,


So last Friday my friend invited me to this Latin Award show in NYC.  I opted for a dramatic look but i don't know whether i accomplished my goal or not but I sure did feel super glam. My friend and I walked the red carpet (my first time)! i can not express how overwhelming the experience was with all the cameras flashing all at once but without any further rambling here is what i looked like.

Dress: Dash NYC
Shoes: Aldo's Nude pumps
Make up: professionally done by an artist
Hair: professionally done
Accessories: NONE because the dress was too sparkly

Monday, November 1, 2010

Playful Post

Hey dolls,

so when i got home from work i decided to play a little with the only item i purchased from the MAC Venomous Villains collection.....My Dark Magic

it's a sort of purple-ish black shadow with tons of glitter... I LOVE IT!

this is the look i came up with:

Eyes:
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk as a base
Maybelline Sliletto liquid eyeliner
MAC My Dark Magic
Brule as a highlighter
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

FOTN

Hey dolls,

So this weekend i was supposed to go to a haunted house with a group of friends for Halloween but unfortunately  i ended up getting dressed for NOTHING because we ended up not going due to a time restraint.
style number 1 
style number 2


style number 3

style number 4
I couldn't decide whether to leave my hair up, down, or in a pony tail so as i was driving i decided to play around (SAFETY HAZARD: PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS).

CLOTHES:
Royal blue fitted shirt (express)
Black blazer (boutique in SoHo)
Stylish Kim Kardashian looking leggins (express) sorry they do not make a debut since i'm sitting in my car =/ however, you can peep them in the link below.
http://www.express.com/moto-5-pocket-knit-legging-27908-30.pro?Mpper=3&Mpos=6&Mcat=30&Mcatg=cat_2&Mcatn=Casual+Pants&Mcatp=cat_28&Mcatgg=category_root&Mpg=SEARCH%2BNAV&Mcatpn=Pants+%26+Shorts&user_att_name=Interest&user_att_value=Email&Mrsaa=*&Mrsavf=*&Mppg=0
shoes:

Fergie Ledger

Hair:
i basically just used a conical wand to accentuate my natural curls
Eyes:
MACs Haute & Naughty Lash
Face:
Bare Minerals foundation (i think its too light, or the flash just washed me out)
NARS laguna bronzer
Lips:
Ruby Wood (matte finish)
Cherry Lip Liner

Tootles,
Linny

PS. i darkened my hair =D