Monday, December 23, 2013

Revamping An Old Bag

The other day I found one of my favourite purses, a mini hobo Guess purse I have had for almost 10 years. I wasn't ready to part ways with it so i decided to turn it into a little DIY project!






I removed the original shoulder strap and replaced it with a chain. It gives the old girl a fresh and edgy upgrade. Let me know what you think!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blog Challenge Day 3

Sigh...I didn't blog yesterday because I am currently in the middle of my In-Course examinations. I actually have another examination tomorrow but after the exam I did today,  I am not even sure what to expect tomorrow.This weekend I am off to Negril, so I will try to find time to blog.

Keep positive!

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Monday, October 7, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge

My bestie laid out a challenge and I decided to accept! For the next 30 days, I will be blogging everyday (Lord help me!). I have always wanted to devote more time to the blog and help it to move into a whole new direction.

Day 1 was a challenge because it almost didn't happen! I am currently studying at UWI and it has been a huge challenge balancing school, work & Rotaract. This week and the next are especially rough for me because I have In-Course exams and a Rotaract Conference in Negril but I have faith that I will survive both with my sanity in tact.





I am here and I am ready for the challenge! Hope you enjoy the ride!

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Marley Twists by @Virgochyktessie

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During the height of my Installation season (a.k.a “Pretty Season“) I noticed I was having difficulty managing my hair. Usually when it gets this way, I give it a break and opt for protective styling. My first choice is usually a sew-in but this time I decided to research some other options for protective hairstyles. One “new” discovery was Marley Twists.
I didn’t know anyone who tried this style and my regular hairdresser has no clue what they are, so I ruled it out and settled for “Patra” braids.
Last week though my friend Wade (who knows my obsession with Hair & Beauty) reintroduced me to the Marley Twist concept when he introduced me to hairstylist Teresa Simpson(@VirgoChykTessie). My interest was sparked and I pondered getting them!
Marley Twists/ Havana Twists can be done to any type of hair but mainly people who are making the transition or who have made the transition to being natural. According to Teresa, the main benefit of doing Marley Twists/Havana Twists is that it (Marley hair) doesn’t pull on your natural hair. Therefore you don’t experience breakage.
Marley hair also has as similar texture to natural hair and looks realistic when installed. Marley Twists/Havana Twists are perfect for busy women and college students. Teresa currently works from home and she also does house calls.
Here are some pictures of a very satisfied customer.
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If you are looking for a new look to rock consider Marley Twists/Havana Twists. To make an appointment with Teresa, contact her via email teresasimpson_4@yahoo.com
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

What's In My Bag

One of my favourite Youtube tags is the "What's In My Bag" tag, so I decided to give it a go...recently my Rotaract Club did a joint project at the Alpha Boy's Home. It was awesome! We spent time and lymed with the boys.

Usually when I go out on a Saturday I walk with a few essentials, so I finally decided to do the "What's In My Bag" tag...


I love the ease of a messenger bag. This one was a birthday gift from my Mom.


I walk with ALOT of stuff!


Note Book ($95)- recently I have been forgetting things alot so I decided to purchase a notepad to help me remember important tasks. When I saw this Chevron patterned notepad, I know I had to get it!
Kleenex tissues  (Megamart) because sometimes you just need a tissue
Earrings (Old)
Rotaract Club of Kingston Agenda from the meeting I attended after the project
The Layperson's version of the 1962 Constitution of Jamaica (Simply because knowledge is power)

Cellphones are a must- Left - Sony Xperia Play (My current phone) & Right -Blackberry (Loaned to me from a dear friend when my Blackberry 9700 stopped working)
Yes!  I lived like it was 1989 (without a cellphone) for almost a month!

 
Purse - Fiorelli- a gift from a customer


Bath & Body Works Travel Bag (Gift from my Boss' wife)
Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion (Gift from my Boss' wife)
Liplicious Gloss in Bing Cherry (Gift from my Boss' wife)
MAC Lip gloss (MAC inspired) - $500
Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose (Gift from my Aunt)
Cover Girl Compact (I use it as a travelling mirror)


What do you usually carry in your bag on a Saturday?

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

OOTN: Eastern Night......London Lights

On Wednesday August 21, 2013, I visited the Rotaract Club of St. Thomas' Installation Ceremony. This was my final Installation for the season and I really enjoyed the experience. I wasn't sure what to wear and I did put an outfit together the night before but changed my mind the morning of the Installation.






Dress: Maya Deluxe (Gift from Mom)/Bag: Bought it at Big Buy Portmore for JMD$1500/Shoes: Chinese Laundry 








I had a fabulous night with new and old friends and I look forward to another trip to St. Thomas.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cayman Vlog

I know it's been over a month since I returned from the Cayman Islands but here is Part 1 of a Vlog I made while I was there.




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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I Woke Up In The Cayman Islands!!!!

May 29 - June 2, I was amongst the group of District 7020 Rotaractors who converged on the Cayman Islands for our District Conference. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you would know that Rotaract is a big part of my life. 





The District 7020 is composed of ten different countries or territories (as of July 1, 2012) :
- Anguilla 
- Bahamas (except Grand Bahama) 
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands 
- French West Indies (St-Martin & St-Barthelemy only) 
- Haiti 
- Jamaica 
- Netherland Antilles (Sint-Maarten only) 
- Turks & Caicos 
- U.S. Virgin Islands 


Day 1

The Jamaica crew left home on a Cayman Airways flight bound to George Town. This was my first time leaving the country as an Adult (I know know LAME) but the flight wasn't bad at all. Paulette & Travis made it too awesome!!! When we got to George Town we were greeted with an awesome banner & even more awesome smiles!!!! There were no real activities planned for the day so we ended up chilling in the Hospitality Room (Room 542) before Paulette & I headed to Camana Bay for some sight seeing. 

Camana Bay was awesome! It was beautiful and sophisticated. It is actually a business/residential district within Seven Mile. 

That night we went to 2 spots: Aqua & Jet Night Club. Let's just say you pick up a few things about selecting going to parties in Jamaica. Cayman selecting rocks when you're drunk #thatisall.























Day 2

We had training sessions in the morning. Unfortunately I woke up late so I missed the first session, luckily, I didn't miss much. It was a good day though. I learned alot of new things that will help me & my club next Rotaract year (hopefully). After Sessions, myself, Paulette & our new friend Wendy (from Petionville, Port Au Prince, Haiti) decided to go on another excursion on Seven Mile. We window shopped & basically tried to get a feel of everyday Cayman.  It was an interesting trek but then the rain came.

The opening ceremony of the Conference was that night & it was a beautiful fan fare. All delegates were dress in their club shirts & we were treated to some Caymanian culture & hospitality. The Marriott did not disappoint with dinner. The stir-fry shrimp was to die for!

 In the night, we went to a lounge called The Living Room. We got an awesome deal! CI $25 and we drink all night! LOL. We even got the club for ourselves & to top it off a JAMAICAN born DJ. That night was #AWESOME. We were even graced with the presence of The Original Bad Girl herself Ms. "I Run L.A." Natalie Nunn. 

















Day 3

T.G.I.F!!! We Started the day with more training sessions & plenary sessions with our District Leaders. That was a very productive start to the day. At break time, Paulette & I went with our friend Danielle to George Town. I was taken aback by how clean andbeautiful the scenary was. Of course once I heard there was a M.A.C Store I had to head there. Originally, I was going to buy Nicki Minaj's lipstick but I wasn't feeling the colour on me so I ended up buying a nicer Matte Pink colour "Embrace Me,"  similar to the "Candy Yum Yum" limited release. I got it for only US $17.  After M.A.C we decided to head home to get ready for dinner. However, we had car troubles and ended up being rescued by Danielle's Prince Charming.

We had dinner at Agua, a very nice restaurant a few minutes away from our hotel. It was a wonderful 3 course meal & I was brave enough to try some Calamari & Mahi Mahi  Ceviche (raw Barracuda soaked in Lime Juice). My main course was Portobello Chicken and it was phenomenal. My taste buds were elated. After dinner, we went to one of Cayman's hottest clubs, Elements to enjoy the musical stylings of Jamican-American sound system Black Chiney. I enjoyed myself to the fullest!

After the club, myself & two friends decided to  put our feet in the Caribbean Sea (we had no beach days because it was raining all week). I lost my voice as a result of this expedition.

















Day 4

It was excursion day! 

I have always had a fear of open water (I am a weird Caribbean woman) none the less I decided I to go on the boat...Y.O.L.O. At first, I was scared shitless but after a little rum  drinking,  I was super-excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We sailed to Sting Ray City where we got the chance to swim with the Sting Rays. I was surprised that I was standing in the Middle of the Sea swimming with Sting Rays!!!!!!!!!!! After Sting Ray city we sailed to Rum Point for a little more frolicking. That day was perfection. The sun came out and we all had a fabulous beach day.

The night belonged to our Gala dinner. We dressed in  our finest garbs & celebrated the accomplishments of our year. My club won a Gold Award &  A silver award (YAY NKRC!!!!). The club of the year award went to the Rotaract Club of Montego Bay!!! I am so proud of them because they work so hard and kept the spirit of Rotaract alive all year.


We closed the night with a private party at a warehouse in George Town. It had its share of eventful activities but overall it was an excellent experience.
























Day 5

The Last Hoorah!

It was bittersweet day. When I woke up the Tortola & St. Martin/St. Maarteen crew was leaving...SIGH. I am not good with goodbyes so I avoided that. For the rest of us (my flight was scheduled for 8:55 PM) we went to West Bay to the Turtle Farm. That was an awesome experience. Pictures will speak more than words. After the Turtle Farm, we went to Hell!!! 

We closed off the day with a trip to Peachwave to buy soft serve ice cream.
























My flight home was a bit turbulent but we landed safe & sound in Kingston around 9: 35 PM.

I still miss my 5 days in another Paradise. I would reside in the Cayman Island, however, I would miss home alot. I plan to go back if they grant me another visa LOL. Hopefully to experience Pirate's Week & Batabano.

Cheers to Conference 2013 as I anticipate Conference 2014....



The Sunshine Girl's Tips to Cayman

Walk with lots of money
Dine at Aqua
Dine at Al La Kebab
Visit Rum Point
Visit Sting Ray City
Visit Hell
Visit the Turtle Farm
Visit Camana Bay


Next trip I will add more to the tips lol.

Thanks for Reading & I hope you enjoyed it.