It’s been eons since I’ve updated my make up collection.. last night Geenz and I went on a bit of a spree. Did you know MAC is discontinuing Strada?! All fellow lovers will know and understand the extent of this effect. Of course we went to go stock up, and ended up getting more than we intended… Oh yeah, we made a pit stop at Sephora too. That’s girls for you right? :#
L to R: “Grape is the Word” nailpolish (word), “Fall for Love” nailpolish, tarte femme fatale eye palette, Strada (is 2 enough?), Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara, #116 blush brush (it’s all about the contourin nawhatimsayin) (sorry for the shitty quality.. gotta love camera phones)
I am in love with this gold-studded beauty.. The shades are GORGEOUS and for once I would actually wear each and every single color in this palette. It’s refillable too! (AND recyclable!) Props to the one and only BFF for this “bday gift” xoxo
“I watch the sun collapse
and took up in the clizzoud
I am the lone wolf
go where I wanna
Let the moon shine be the guide to the lizzight
even when I stray away the light never left me, uh
I learn to follow my instinct
Talk about the light,
rather that than the evil
Fill another place in a room full of people
Try and be the same bitch you know you’re not a sequel
You’re fate will be whatever it shall be (be, be, be, be)
We’ll fight no more,
I let these things just be (be, be, be)”
“Ignorance to cope man
Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance is love, and I need that shit”
- kid cudi
I love Cudi. Im super impressed with what he’s trying to put out into the world with his album, and so thankful we get the chance to see him grow in our generation. I love that Cudi is putting it out there that although life may seem a lot easier and trouble-free through fuzzy goggles, ignorance isn’t one of the ways to truly fix any sort of issue. There were many times in my life where I looked back and was like “dayyum, I can’t believe I did that/thought that/didn’t see that” etc. etc.. and pretty much got angry at myself for being ignorant. But we learn through our shortcomings and just knowing that we don’t want to be a certain way makes all the difference in the world. It allows us to align our thoughts, actions and feelings and that’s when we are able pull through.
For once in my life, I feel like the train tracks are still moving forward despite some forks that have been thrown in.. No matter how bad it can be, everything is always perfect the way it is, and it is the way it is supposed to be. Trusting yourself truly opens all doors.
“Oh, They want me to fall (fall)
Fall from the top (top)
They want me to drop (drop)
They want me to stop (stop)
They want me to go (go)
I’m already gone (already)
The shit that I’m on (hey)
I’m already home”
Too many people sippin on haterade, why can’t we all just get along?
Im not talkin about personalities clashin, but just less selfish thinking. It’s way too easy to feed into your own bruised ego and think “What about me? What about what IM feeling?”.. and feel justified in thinking this way. It’s also really easy to have the “fuck all y’all” mentality, but in reality you are only dissociating yourself from everyone else. And while that may seem like a positive thing in many peoples eyes, you are only hurting yourself by doing so. Yes, always look out for #1, but keep in mind that everybody is connected via the universe. We are all goin through some shit or another. Hell, in a way we’re all going through the same thing. It’s not all about you, it’s not all about me. Life is beyond you and I. As soon as you direct your attention on someone else and try to empathize with what they are going through, how they think, really see why they said what they said; that selfish way of thinking just disappears. Makes shit easier to let go, understand, and even forgive.
Here’s a glimpse of Day 1 of our San Francisco trip… much needed trip for the BFF and I! By no means do I hate traveling, but one downside of it is that I always feel like I never have enough time… I think I need a good 3 months to actually soak up a place.. otherwise it’s just one huge tease. Buuut I guess a little bit of teasin’ don’t hurt nobody. “just the tip” -Hank Moody
Had to do the typical outta the plane window shots.. but how could I not when I see a scene like this?!
We like it hard. Killin time at YVR
Made it in time for sunset!
( we had a pre-drink dance party)
Thank god for these boys. For Americans, they were smart, had great manners, gave excellent restaurant recommendations, and were very kind. (props Euges)
“What a world that I’m livin’ in,
Will the rainstorms ever end,
Still I feel my… path narrow,
I run again,
See happiness is gone again,
And then you see ‘em,
Grey clouds up above man,
Metaphor to my life man,
Still I feel my…heart stronger then its ever been,
Strong will to my journey ends”
Despite losing her passport, wallet, etc (which she got back), Cindy was still able to pick up some new… “necessities” for me if you will. haha, if you know “Jap_Gurl”, then these gifts make total sense coming from her.
“I never cried when Pac died… but I probably will when Hov does..
And if my tears hold value, then I would drop one for every single thing he showed us”
In the spirit of Jay-Z coming to Edmonton on Oct. 13, I watched this 9/11 concert (and bawled my eyes out a few times), watched the Fade to Black concert again, and I’ve been back to listening to his albums non-stop. Everytime I listen to his songs new or old, he blows my miiiind every single time and I STILL get goosebumps when I listen to Reasonable Doubt. As clever as his rhymes are, they are JUST as meaningful…they are pretty much like his self prophecies. Many things that we know already (well most of us) due to common sense, but it’s his wordplay that gets me every time. Here are a few, all thanks to the power of my good friend, google.
“I will not lose for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned so it evens up for me.”
I kinda feel like a douche being out and about at the bar so much lately, but you know what? It ain’t even liiiike that! You see, at The Common, there is a straight up “No Douchebags allowed” rule (which is the same as “No Ed Hardy allowed” rule right? kidding. sort of.), and it’s not like a typical bar where a girl pretty much feels like a piece of meat surrounded by shitty people and shitty music. The Common is pretty much about just enjoying music with homies & fam… which makes my face go like this: ^___________________^
Anyways, my point is come out tonight for DJ PUMP.. dude has been around from awhile, he’s reppin Alberta and he’s got SKILLS. He’s here in Edmonton at least once a year, and I try to go.. last year I couldn’t make it, so tonight will make up for it farshar.
Here is a photo of Geenz & I at Backroom, back in the day for the Trends party in 2006.
I made a decision despite all the things that we go through
Im gonna take my time with you and be a friend indeed
I made a decision that everything’s gonna be alright
Gonna stay strong and keep it right, I’ll be there indeed
Felt like there was a huge slump in the music industry for awhile, did NOT have any interest in even researching for new beats (used to be a favourite past time of mine).. until Drake came along (And I quote “The game needs change and I’m the mu’fucking cashier”). Since then, it seems as though what Hip Hop was becomming, has finally shifted from the horrid empty-feeling dirty south autotune nonsense (no offense – to be fair, there are a few bangers out there) to what made me fall in love with hip hop in the first place (one word: substance).
Upcoming albums Im looking forward to tasting?
Ghostface Killah – Ghostdini, THe Wizard of Poetry
Skyzoo – The Salvation
Warren G – The G-Files (haha)
Brother Ali – Us
Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Q-Tip – Kamaal the Abstract
The Clipse – Til the Casket Drops
Termanology – Time Machine (Hood Politics VI)
J Dilla – Dillanthology 3
The Roots – How I got Over
WOOO!!!!! How exciting. What are you guys looking forward to!?
My BFF pointed out that I haven’t been my usual positive self lately.. and she’s right. I seem to be lacking motivation and any kind of energy that Im used to projecting out into the world.. Usually when I feel like this, I’ll read a quote or blog entry or article or wtvR to inject myself with some good ol’ positivity.. or else I’ll try and focus on all the good things in my life but it doesn’t seem to be working. I can’t even make it halfway down the article without my mind starting to wander..! Or I’ll start listing what’s rad in my life (Jay-Z concert Row 12.. San Fran with Geenz on the 17th.. work is great.. friends are fantastic…….) and I get tired.. so tired that I just wanna lay down and nap. What is going on, and how can I retrieve it back? Help please!