Monday, August 29, 2011

BARELY BROKE

I have always considered my self a lover of fashion and hip hop, I've supported the culture behind it. I feel like now a days anyone can make a clothing line without any substance, solely focusing on the fads with no backbone to support it. As we know fads come and go but the story behind a brand is what invokes thought and leaves a longer lasting impression then just a "whats hot at the moment" type of style. With that being said I felt like I should spotlight a clothing company that I fully support Barely Broke Intellects( http://barelybrokeintellects.com/ ) barely broke standing for "the middle class people who aren't living the high life, yet are far from low class people. Its for the people who appreciate the simplicities of life" basically for the conscious people who hunger for more but are content with what they have. Not being "filthy rich" but Barely Broke...everything that they stand for is on some "higher thinking" type of level, from the garments to the fabric, to the concepts behind each print. Please watch the video below to get a full feel about what this brand is about! and if you can show them love on the comments as well. Let them know that real hip hop culture is apreciated and respected...
I have the pleasure of knowing one of the founders and have experienced first hand the love and passion he has for this clothing line, I see the dedication that he has from the smallest detail like a button to a full graphic design. I have never met anyone so commited to a dream. Before I say anything further I want to make it clear that I support the brand in general not because I'm friends with the one of the founders but because I believe in everything they stand for. To be able to meet such a young person with wisdom beyond his years has been an amazing experience for me because I am able to fully say 100%, no questions asked, what this label stands for. You all know me as being an extremely blunt person, I dont lie, I dont know how to, and I definitly would not show love to something or someone that I did not believe in, regardless if I'm friends with that person or not, so in no means is this post biased. I paid for my Snapback just like any consumer would, because like I said I BELIEVE IN THE BRAND and what it stands for and I will support it to the fullest. I love seeing young people hustle and strive for more. The reason for this post is because I received soooooooooooooooooooooo much love on my snapback when I wore it yesterday! I swear like 5 people asked me about it, and usually when i find a item that gets mad love I like to share it with you because I feel that you would enjoy it too! Your probably thinking "a girl wearing a snapback? hells naw" but let me tell you a girl can rock the ish out a snapback and still make it look mad dope! So please go check them out! help support real life fashion, and even if you dont buy anything, just by going on their website and showing love would be something in itself. Getting their name out there because I know at the end of the day this brand will be something big, we just need to help them get there!
LIFE IS A HUSTLE..........DRESS ACCORDINGLY


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Do you Likey?!


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Go with the Grain (Review)


I dont know about you guys but I am OBSESSED with Facial Scrubs, Masks, Cleansers....I mean anything that has to do with the face Im wid it! I swear I have a problem! I feel like i have to try everything because how will I know what works and doesnt if I dont do test runs?! a duhhhhhh....LOL...With that being said I have always been an AVON/Mark fanatic, they have such great prices on makeup! and if you dont know what Mark is, basically its a "younger , hipper" version of AVON, more catered to the younger saucier B's out there! *ahem...ME* Both AVON and MArk are sold by an AVON representivtive...and if you dont have one, then use mines! duhhh!!! She is the best! Tell her Gucci sent you! Tamara Hosey (714)720-9011... I love Mark!! and I could not help but notice-) these "exfoliating beads"using bean/rice bran (sounds hella organic right?!) as soon as I saw it I was like "yeahhhh I got to try this!" so I did, I ordered it and I have had the chance to use it for a couple of weeks, and this is my review!!
Ok, first of all when I ordered it I thought this was going to be an exfoliating cleanser, meaning. I t would be ready to use. to my surprise it was not! it was nothing but beads. I had never seen such a thing because I was so used to using my regular exfoliating masks that are ready to use.

these bead are super fine! but yet are sturdy enough to get the cleansing job done...and done well!!..For todays review I paired these exfoliating beads with my Netrogena Deep Cleanser Shine control mask *sighs* super yum! after applying a small amount on the pal of my hand, I then sprinkled about a dime size of beads into the mix! (you can do this step in two ways)1. you can apply the face wash onto a damp face and then add the beads onto your face or you can do what I did, which is basically mix the two in the palm of my hand and then apply it onto my damp face... you then just dip your finger (A CLEAN FINGER) into the mix and just twirl it around very gently as to not dillute the beads in your palm! Remember you want this concoction of AWESOMENESS on yo face NOT yo palm DUHHH *lol*
Now you just Scrubby Scrubby Dubby all over your Facey Wasey :) you will feel a light scrubbing sensation over your skin, Go as Hard or as slow as you like (thats what SHE said lol) when rubbing the mask on. I like to go soft in my delicate areas (like around my eyes) and then go a little bit harder on my breakout areas (like my chin) Do this for about 30 sec to a min... After you are done rubbing, I usually like to leave the mask on for a couple of minutes after just to let it sink in (I dont know if it really does anything but in my mind it does!) Then you just rinse and dry! (remember not to rub the towel on your face! this is no bueno! you want to lightly tap away all the extra moisture, this is your face not sandpaper! )
and VOILA' your face is left feeling super soft like a babys butt! no joke! You instantly can feel the results (go ahead lightly rub your own face! ) I will say this DO NOT get freaked out if your face is slightly red! remember you exfoliated which means you basically took all that dead skin off yo face so it might be red, but this doesnt last long. I have super sensitive skin and the "red" only lasted like 2 minutes..and NO it does not hurt ...Also remember that you only want to exfoliate 2x to 3x a week...this is not an everyday thing...you might end up looking like Freddy Kruger if you do! lmao .....here is some more info on the ingredients and such.... PROS:


*it provides a deep cleanse


* the beads are rigid enough but soft enough to get the job done!


* there is no harsh smell


*the price $12-$14 ( I really dont remember)


*I kid you not when I say that you can feel the results right away! your skin feels alot smoother!!





CONS:


* it is not "ready" (as in you have to mix it yourself with your own cleanser) it does take some getting used to but well worth it.


*after your done rinsing you might look a little red due to the exfoliation but no worries this goes away in less then 3 min!


*not everyone has an AVON rep, but like I said feel free to use mine and dont forget to tell her Gucci sent you! :) Tamara Hosey (714) 720-9011