Plaid Comeback Fashion

One of 2018’s  biggest trends is Plaid. The trend isn’t just about school girls wearing those short skirts anymore, or, that red and black tartan shirt that you own. The plaid trend has catapulted into something more. Now, there’s bright coloured plaid styles and even plaid sets. One thing that is clear? Plaid is here to stay.

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I bought this Plaid blazer and skirt, about a year ago. I bought the skirt first, because it was so mesmerizing and I couldn’t leave the store without it. I don’t usually wear skirts, but I liked this one because it had buttons and I liked the plaid pattern. The color was really nice as well, it was really subdued which is what I’m into

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I had to attend an end of the year office party, so I thought, “Hmm, what should I wear?”, so I went to the mall to see what I could find. I found the plaid blazer and I just had to get it. I thought “This would look amazing with a black pair of skinny jeans”, and so I purchased it. I didn’t even realize that the blazer matched the skirt until I brought it home. Haha. I had never worn a skirt suit before but I decided to try something new.

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So, how does one wear plaid? Well, I think it depends on what event you’re going to, or what look you’re trying to pull off.

The day I wore this outfit, I was trying to come up with a sophisticated look. This look can be worn to the office or a women’s conference. Throw on a nice pair of heels and you’re good to go.

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If you’re going for a more casual look with plaids, consider pairing a plaid shirt with some skinny jeans. This type of outfit can be worn on an outing with friends or to the mall. This look will feel effortless.fullsizeoutput_12a5

If you’re someone who is more feminine, I would suggest pairing a plaid top with a leather skirt or high waisted trousers. You can put on some nice stilettos and a bright coloured purse to stand out.

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This outfit really made me feel confident. I felt like I was the Prime Minister of Canada.

Whether you choose a larger check plaid print or you choose to mix and match, plaid is here to stay.

So get with the trends girl!

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What new trends are you trying out this summer? Do you like plaid? Do you wear plaid?

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

Girls always talk about the foundations they use, but what about what’s under your Foundation? Do you use lotion or primer? Do you apply a lot of primer or little primer. Do you like your primer creamy or hydrating? Do you even use primers bro? So many questions.

Today, I’ll be discussing the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

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I have the sample size which I got from Sephora as a free gift with my points.  At first, I was skeptical about trying it but I decided to be open minded

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I do photoshoots for my blog on Sundays and I Always wear makeup for this, so I decided instead of using up all my Fenty Beauty primer, to use this with my Maybelline Foundation.

Things I like about this primer

  • It’s very hydrating – When I put this on, it feels like I just washed my face. My face feels so hydrated and cool.
  • It leaves my makeup looking fresh with a healthy glow – I have oily skin, so the fact that this doesn’t make me oily, is a miracle.
  • It’s not heavy – Some primers can feel really heavy but when I apply this to my face it feels like I have nothing on. My face doesn’t feel like bricks Haha
  • It makes my makeup look flawless – Every time that I have this primer on, it makes my foundation look so flawless and airbrushed and it shows in my pictures. I woke up like this, I woke up like this.

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Overall, I really like this primer and I’ll use it again. The only thing I don’t like is the price. Fifty dollars for a primer? Girl, bye. Just give me the samples please and thank you.

What primers do you use?

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The Water Challenge

I’m not a health nut or anything. In fact, I’m far from it. So, what gives me the right to speak about health? Well, I’m trying to be healthier. I’m trying to live till I’m 100 years old, ok?

Well, recently, I’ve been on The Water Challenge.  What is the water challenge? My definition of the water challenge is, drinking as much water as possible in a day. Meaning, I drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.

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I started this challenge because I noticed that I don’t drink enough water. Throughout the day, I’d probably only drink one glass of water and I said, “Hmm, this is probably not healthy at all Raceen”, so, I decided to make a change.

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At first, it was really hard. You know, going from only drinking one glass of water, to drinking 8-10 glasses of water is hard. I had to force the water down, literally. Haha. But as the days progressed it got easier. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit right?

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So, what are some benefits of drinking more water?

  1. Drinking More Water Helps Treat Headaches – I have migraines often, so I find that drinking water helps with the intensity. As soon as I feel a headache coming on I drink lots of water to make it go away.
  2. Drinking More Water Helps with Weight loss – I’ve noticed that since I’ve started drinking lots of water, I’ve lost a little weight. This is because water increases your metabolism and helps you feel full longer. It is recommended by scientists to drink water half an hour before meals to feel fuller longer.
  3. Drinking More Water helps with constipation – This is probably too much information but I’ll say it anyways. Drinking more water has made me poop more. Before I rarely pooped. I’m glad that it’s cleaning out my system.

Again, I’m not a health nut. I’m just trying to be healthier. I gotta start somewhere you know what I’m saying?

Also, I’m not forcing anyone to do what I do. Do what makes you feel comfortable.

This is what I’ve been doing and I just wanted to share.

What health challenges are you taking on this week? Is it hard to be healthy?

Will you join me in this challenge?

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Crochet Fashion

One thing that is clear about me, is that, I love to express myself through my fashion. One day, I might be feeling really dark and I’ll decide to wear all black and the next day I’ll be feeling like a hippie and you’ll see me wearing a long crochet dress. The best thing about fashion, is that you can be anyone, you want to be. It’s the best feeling ever!

Today, I’ll be talking about Crochet Styles. Yes, crochet isn’t just about that hat that your great Aunt made for you, when you were 5 years old or that cover up that you wear to the beach. You can throw on a crochet top with jeans or a crochet skirt with a T- Shirt. It’s all about taking risks this summer.

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Yes, crochet is in style. This trend is very simple and easy to wear. Most people think that you can only wear crochet to the beach but that’s simply not the case. You can wear crochet styles to a bbq, festival or on a cute date.

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This weekend, my friends and I decided to go the TD Irie Fest in Mississauga, Canada. The festival showcases the Caribbean Culture. They had Caribbean food trucks, Jamaican clothing and reggae  music playing. It was so much fun!

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Before the festival, I wondered what I should wear. I wanted to look Caribbean, so I started perusing the internet looking for things. After looking at Forever 21 and other websites, I went to Zara and saw that they had a sale. I was so happy! I then saw this crochet  top and skirt on sale  and I decided to get it. I felt like the skirt and top really captured what I was going for.

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I liked the fact that the skirt and top were black but it had the Rastafarian colours of red, green and yellow. It reminded me of Jamaica (where I’m from), so much. I felt very cool and artsy. I felt like i was representing Jamaica.

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It was a very chilly day, so I decided to wear a denim jacket over the skirt and top. I wore sneakers that night because it rained during the day.

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The thing that I like the most about this outfit, is the simplicity. I don’t feel like I’m trying too hard and it was fit for the occasion. I felt like I took a risk with this and it paid off because I don’t normally wear things like this.

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I’m just trying to have fun this summer and try new things. I really had a tough time last year with my mom being sick, so now, I’m just trying to take everything in, explore, meet new people and just enjoy every moment.

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The Beauty Products that I Own but don’t Use

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I often hear girls talking about the latest beauty products that they have, own, or they’re about to buy. I hear them saying, stuff like, “Omg, I have to get that new Tarte tape shape concealer”, or, “Omg I’m going to sephora to try that new Fenty Beauty highlighter because, girl, I gotta have it”. Can you relate? I certainly can. But, what about the beautyproducts that you don’t use? You know, the lipstick that your Aunt Geraldine bought you 2 years ago but it’s not even close to something that you would wear so it’s sitting on your dresser. Or, that ugly nude tarte lip paint that they give you when you ask for samples at Sephora, do you still keep that, or do you throw it away. Seems familiar?

Well, today I’m going to shine the light on some of the beauty products that I own, but don’t use.

  • Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray

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Look, I’ve tried to give this a chance. I really have. A friend of mine, told me it was good for oily skin, so I hurriedly went online to sephora.com to purchase it, but I was severely disappointed. I’ve tried putting on a little but I still end up draining oil, after 10 mins. I’ve tried putting it on before foundation but still the same results. I’m sorry all nighter setting spray but I wasted money on you. It’s still sitting on top of my dresser and I really don’t know what to do it. Maybe I’ll ask my friends to see if anyone of them want it

  • Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint ( Nude Color) ACS_0027

I received this, the first time I purchased makeup from Sephora for my birthday as a gift and that was like a year and a half ago and I still have it. You’re probably saying, “Oh but that’s so tiny, you should be done with that by now. But no honey, it’s not even my shade. I look horrid when I put it on. It’s still laying on my dresser. Anybody want a nude shade of lipstick? Call or text me.

  • NYX Wonder Stick Highlight and Contour Stick

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Look, I used to believe that these contour highlight sticks were the bomb. No one could tell me that they weren’t the bomb. If you can relate put your hands up! Then I discovered that they weren’t the bomb and it’s like my life shattered into pieces. Haha, I’m kidding, it’s not that serious. But every time I wear this it feels like i just poured a bottle of oil on my face. It doesn’t feel creamy to me at all. It just feels like oil and until I started used the fenty beauty contour, I didn’t realize. I really don’t know what to do with them, so I’m probably going to use them for one of my blog posts and then throw them out when they’re done.

  • Benefit Cosmetics 3D Brow Tones

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I literally have no idea what this is for. I asked for samples at sephora and they gave this to me. The girl said, “We have this, it’s not your shade but you can use it”. Haha, I tried using it but I honestly didn’t know what to do. Do I put it on my eyebrow? Or under my eyebrow? In my eyebrow? See? I’m confused.

I need to find some ways to get rid of these things. Or, maybe I’ll sell them. I don’t know. I’m not going to keep them piling up on my dresser. I could be using that space for the new products I like, you know what i’m saying?.

I don’t want to become a hoarder. My philosophy is always this “Throw out things that you don’t need, or give them away”.

Do you have the same problem as I do? If so, what do you do with unwanted makeup? If you can relate comment below. Let me know what you think

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Random Thoughts : Bullying Can End

Have you ever seen the movie The Duff? If not, you should watch it. Like seriously. If you haven’t watched it, are you even human? I don’t think so. Why did I bring this movie up? Keep reading.

The Duff, is essentially a movie about a girl, who gets bullied and called ugly and guys don’t go after her because they think her friends are hotter. Seems familiar? Can you relate?

Right now, you’re probably wondering what the word, Duff means. Let me enlighten you. Duff means Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Yeah, people are dumb.

So how can I relate to this movie?

Well, believe it or not I was bullied in high school. I can’t relate to the fat part in Duff but I was always picked on. I guess my face said, “Pick on me”?. Sometimes I would just cry and wonder when it would end. He would call me “Ugly” and “Big Head” everyday. Then he would just laugh at me. My parents had no idea what was going on because I was afraid of telling them.

I remember I had this accident in class. My period had come unannounced and it spilled on my uniform but I didn’t know. When I got up there was blood all over my uniform and the bully just laughed at me and said, “You’re bleeding”. I was so embarrassed! If it wasn’t for him no one would know that I had an accident

I had beautiful girlfriends in high school, I still do. All the guys would flock to them or only talk to me because they wanted a chance with my friends. I used to feel so ugly. I often wondered “When is someone going to notice me?”. My self esteem was so low.

I wondered when would this all end?

Eventually, I learned to ignore the bully. And he eventually left me alone. I was so relieved.

To all those suffering or who have suffered from bullying just know you are not alone. It’s  not going to last forever. Those same bullies will move on to something else, or they’ll stop.

Bullies are just people who have low self esteem, have nothing better to do, or people who were, themselves bullied. Don’t let them get to you. You will survive. Bullies think that high school is all there is to life. They don’t think that there is life beyond high school and that’s sad.

I really feel bad for bullies.

I survived High School and I survived that bully and you can too. My friends and my perseverance helped me.I also learned to love myself and believe that I was beautiful despite that guys comments about me being ugly. He wasn’t even cute, so I don’t know what or who gave him the right to call someone ugly.

If I was looking for someone to date, he would never be my choice at all.

The only thing I wished I did more, was stand up for myself. I wish I had told that bully to go sit somewhere and leave me alone. But you know, in those moments when you’re being bullied, you’re not really thinking about what to say, or do. You just feel really afraid of the person who is bullying you.

But just hold on. If you can, find the courage to stand up for yourself. If not report that person to your teacher or tell someone. No one deserves bullying. No one.

Keep ya head up!

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Poutine Feast

Hi guys! Did you miss me? I really missed blogging this week but I wasn’t feeling well emotionally and physically but I’m glad I’m feeling better and I’m able to start blogging again.

Today, I will be writing about my recent trip to Poutine Feast. This year, they held it in Mississauga and my best friend and I went together. I saw the event on Facebook and thought it would be a great event to attend. I texted my best friend Shantelle and asked her if she was free and she said YES! I was so happy.

Poutine feast is essentially, a festival where local vendors sell poutine of different varieties.

Poutine is something that I enjoy but I never really purchase. My brother is actually the first  one who made me try poutine and I’ve loved it ever since but I only purchase it occasionally. I’m trying to watch what I eat.

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On the way to the festival we stopped to get an ice cappuccino and then we decided to uber there. When the uber arrived at the destination given on the map, we realized that we were so lost. There was nothing in that area, just grass. LOL. So we got out of the car, walked and found the location of the feast.

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There were a lot of people in the park. At first, we couldn’t locate the poutine and we wondered if we were in the right location. But then we walked to the back of the venue and found the poutine. Yay!

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This is my best friend Shantelle who I went to the festival with.

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We couldn’t decide on which poutine truck to go to, so we just chose a random one. We decided to try one of the new poutine flavours.I chose beef  poutine and my friend chose bacon. They both cost 17$ each. The one on the left is my friends and the one on the right is mine

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Yeah, it was probably not the best idea to try a new poutine that day. Haha, I was really turned off after my first bite. It tasted really awful. Note to self : Stick to what you know Raceen.

After that, I went to get a hot dog because I was so hungry. Then my friend and I looked around to see what the other vendors were selling.

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My friend tried on rings and purchased one which was really nice

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I wanted to have my portrait drawn but they didn’t take debit cards so that made me sad. Maybe next time.

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We then got some  ice cream because it was really hot!

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We had a great time, despite the awful tasting poutine. I’ll probably be going to more festivals this summer.

It’s a way to get out of the house, explore and meet new people. I want to be outside more this summer. After all, summer only comes once every year and winter is so brutal here in Canada.

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