Thursday, February 27, 2014

Trinidad Carnival 2k14 ~ C'est La Vie 3 (That's Life)


Ok now I'm completely jealous of all the people that attended this event. I really miss Trinidad today lol
Events like this I love! It went down today 2.27.14.  All Inclusive on the beach- Maracas Bay from 2- 8pm

There was also live entertainment!!
Sounds like a dream
The downside was the price $125 US ($750 TT) BUT it was probably well worth it!

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God's willing, I will be in that next year!
Are you from the Caribbean?
Your parents? When is your Island's Carnival?


Blessings
J

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trinidad Carnival 2k14 ~ Machel Monday

It's the countdown to "The Greatest Show on Earth" aka Trinidad Carnival set for March 3rd & 4th

This past Monday was Machel Monday feat. one of the biggest Soca Artist from Trinidad - Machel Montano. Read about him here.


The show took place at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.
2.24.14

Here are some pics to show the Vibe of the night
 (from @escotae on Instagram)

 (from @entertainimentmacco on Instagram)

 (from @mcmathius on Instagram)

 (from @Chrishosein1 on Instagram)

Check out this video I found on YouTube here

More to Come

Blessings
J

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mini Braids~ Style Ideas

Here are some quick simple styles I came up with.
These can be done on any style of extensions (mini braids, chunky twist, jumbo braids etc)

one canerow/cornrow on each side connected at the back with a rubber-band (or anything you wish)


loose basket-weave on the top held together with hair clips

one big canerow/cornrow starting from top of head to other side-secure end with rubber-band

same style as above, take end of braid and flip it to the other side- secure with hair clip or bobby pin

for this top knot/ ninja bun I gathered the hair to the top of my head, spin it around itself forming a bun and secured with a woogie/ pony tail holder

Necklace| H&M  Lippie| NK 'black orchid' lipstick & NK 'Precious' lipgloss


Hope you were Inspired :)

Blessings
J

Saturday, February 22, 2014

So, 'About last Night' though...


Finally saw Kevin Hart's movie 'About last Night'. When is this dude NOT in a movie? I mean, homeboy is extra busy lol
I support everything Kevin Hart. His career shows that hard work really pays off. I feel close to his journey because I met him when he was not as famous. He still seems humble and true to himself.

My rating
Cast: 8/10
Comedy: 10/10
Plot: 7/10

Outfit ~My uniform basically
Top| Danice   Jeans| Weekend  Boots| Tempo   Lippie| NK 'Precious'


Blessings
J

Friday, February 21, 2014

Nicka K Lipstick~ Swatches!



Don't sleep on this brand of lipstick 
The consistency is amazing with great color payoff and easy on the wallet

Get into these swatches





Hope you like

Blessings
J

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mini Braids and Update

Well another protective style is in place.
 I did mini twists on my natural hair and I thought it looked horrid, so without missing a breath I ran through to the snow to the hair store and got me 4 packs of kenekelon braiding hair. 
Nine hours later I was done. I'm so happy I don't have to pay $120 to get my hair did!

I didn't use much hair out of fear of running short. Also I
wanted a thin, light look, nothing too heavy.


Video

Update
It has bin 2 weeks since I installed the braids. My scalp is doing very well
meaning, little itching and flaking. I have not washed my hair since,
but debating if I should do so next week.
I mist my scalp with water and I apply oil about every 5 days.

At 1 weeks in I noticed my natural hair fuzzing a bit but its all good,
I'm hoping to keep this look for another 3 weeks...
at best, 4.


Blessings
J

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Aztec Midi

I wore this outfit to attend an event. Bin wanting to wear the it for a while now and though I purchased this blazer over a year ago, it was my 1st time actually wearing it out.



 Bonus look

 Apologies for the blurry pics

POP Art

Blessings
J

Saturday, February 15, 2014

V Day ~ 2014

I didn't do much for Valentine's Day this year. I went to a friend's house for dinner (delish) and watched Nip Nuck on Netflix. I had a pretty good day...for a single gal...


Outfit



Necklace| H&M  Top| H&M   Joggers| Danice   Boots| Tempo   Watch| Guess (mom's)



Lippy is 'Violet' by nicka k (NK)
I need to do a 'swatch' post on those lipsticks. Cheap and great qualiy!

Dinner


Hope you're having a great weekend thus far
Blessings
J

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

6 days till the most annoying day of the year...LOL I kid :D

 I came up with 3 outfit ideas for Valentine's Day

The Body-con

Dress| F21   Vest|? (old)  Boots| Thrifted

Funky Belly Baring

Necklace| Burlington   Top| Rainbow   Pants| Rainbow  Shoes| Dr Jays 

(P)leather

Top| H&M  Skirt| De janeiro  Shoes| Rainbow

I want to thank everyone who supports my Blog. Not only Following but also giving input that inspires me to continue :)

Blessings
J

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review| Mango Seed Restaurant (Bk)

I want to introduce more reviews about places I visit, movies I've seen etc.

Let me know if you would like to see more of this on my Blog.


The beginning
My friends and I had reservations for 10pm. We got there about 9.45-9.50 and
were surprisingly seated two minutes later.
TIP
Arrive as close to your reserved time as possible. There is no waiting area

Inside
Mangoseed is a small establishment. Cozy, dimly lit with a mellow vibe.
(On the website it looks like there is an outside area, which would be
very good in the Spring and summer)
TIP
Great for a date night

Dinner
The waiter was friendly and our drinks and food came
at a good pace (not quick nor slow)
I ordered a traditional Jamaican dish- rice and peas, jerk chicken with plantains.
It was delicious. No complaints about the mac and cheese, wings, meat balls
or fish tacos that my friends ordered.

My drink was splendid. I had a sorrel mojito. Try their famous drink, the 'Bob Marley'
when you go. I heard it's a hit...esp at happy hour!
TIP
The 'Spicy Passion fruit Rum-ah-rita' is very spicy ok! lol If you get it, 
don't use a straw to drink it. Taste better without, with less 'kick'

The End
Among 5 people, the bill came to $250 including tax and tip.
Not bad. $50 a person, but we paid according to what we ordered.

The Verdict
I would be returning to Mangoseed...in the Spring/Summer thought when I can
take advantage of the outside area.

Have you ever bin to this restaurant? Would you go?
Was my review helpful?

Check out their website here


Happy Hour (hrs)
Tues – Thurs: 4pm – 7pm + 10pm – Close
Fri: 4pm – 7pm
Sat: 2pm – 5pm

Blessings
J

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

African-esque

We were asked by our Priest to wear African or Caribbean inspired wear to Church this past Sunday to celebrate the start of Black History month

This is what I wore



 Hair| bantu   Shawl| Dejaneiro     Top|? (old)  Pants| Rainbow  Flats| Pay Half   Clutch| Conway




New Yorkers, y'all enjoying all this snow? *sigh*

Blessings
J

Monday, February 3, 2014

Straw Set ~ short natural hair

This style was a long time coming. I put it off because I knew it would take up a lot of time and would be quite tedious to accomplish, especially on short hair.
Well my cousin offered to help. Four hands are better than two (in this case) so we went for it.

State of Hair
- dry, stretched and sectioned

Products Used
- small straws (cut in halves and thirds)
-coconut oil (for scalp)
- As I Am twist define cream
-gel
-comb
-bob pins

Time
- about 2.5 hrs

Set Time
- from about 6pm-1.30pm (next day)

Next day Results





2nd day Results




Thoughts
I had a lot of flake-age the next day. The straws and clips were extremely uncomfortable to
sleep with, BUT I will try this style again in a couple months using different 
products and probably bigger straws ;)

Blessings
J

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Scarfed Up

Super Bowl Sunday!!!
I'm late with this post. I snapped a few quick pictures of what I wore to church last weekend
Not quite (hair)scarf season (Spring), but hey...


Dress| De'janeiro



Happy Black History Month!!

Blessings
J