Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nail Lovin - Shades of Pink

For this month I have been wearing various shades of pink on my nails for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Week 1 - Strawberry Shortcake (Essie)

Week 2 - Teenage Dream (OPI)

Week 3 - Go with the Flow-er (Sephora by OPI) topped with Black Mesh (China Glaze)

Week 4 - Areej by Zoya (color is bit washed out in the photo)

For the last two days and Halloween I'm going to wear a black polish (Ink Well by Wet n' Wild) topped with a pink crackle polish (Broken Hearted by China Glaze).

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

Friday, October 21, 2011

How do you...

shake the feeling of being a failure? Of worthlessness? Of serving no kind of purpose? It seems like no matter what I do lately, I just can't win/get ahead. I'm at home and I feel this way. I'm at work and I feel this way. I know that there are people who are far worse off than I am and that I should just shut up. I should count my blessings (which I do each and every day). I am not trying to sound ungrateful by any means. And I know that even people that love what they do in their jobs/careers/personal lives have their days of frustration. It could be the case of restlessness that I'm feeling all around and I just don't know or what I want to do next.

Ok enough whoa is me....Carry on good people.

Until the next post......

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Soundtrack of Your Life

Everyone now and then I may hear the comment "the music of such and such artist has been the soundtrack of my life".  Some people say The Beatles, some say Elvis, Madonna, Michael Jackson, so on and so forth.  If I had to pick just one right now I would say Mary J. Blige.  I was first introduced to MJB when we came back to the States in '93 (former military brat).  My cousin got me the cassette tape (yes I said cassette tape which I still have) of My Life.  I listened to it CONSTANTLY!  Then I went back and got What's the 411.  I have continued to purchase her music and I've seen her in concert twice (would pay to see her again).  Certain songs from her many albums/singles I can pinpoint various moments in my life.

 For example, Not Gone Cry makes me think of the time when my parents were going through their divorce.

MJB's Everything and some other songs on Share My World came out when I was in high school and I was in "love" *strong side eye*

Good Woman Down from The Breakthrough takes me back to a time to were if things would have been different I would not be here.  Just going through what I was going through.

 And I think just about everyone can relate to No More Drama.

I could go on but then this would be a long post.  Soooooo yea MJB is alright with me.

So who has provdied the soundtrack of your life?