Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Happy New Year!

2010. WHere to begin?lol. I'm looking foward to it. I feel like this is my year. Changes for the better, trying harder... For New Years I', doing absolutely nothing, but watching TV and eating. I never really do anything every year. Party scenes aren't really me either, just from time to time.
well God Bless.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 2 fit journal

I did 60 crunches, 20 middle, 20 on the sides and 20 on the other side. let me tell you!!!!! it was hard completing those side crunches. lol I need to work out more. I'm terrible. haha. I Don't want to lose weight. I just want it in all the right places, I want my little coke bottle shape more defined. lol So thats what I'm doing is, toning. I need to take before pics. I will go joggins some time today.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 1 Get Fit jounal

I effed up yall. No I didn't work out and I ate hecka sweets. lol I'm not going to do the take it slow on the sweets until after the holidays cause its TOO hard. lol I'm a wimp I know!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

That's it, it's time to get fit!!!!!!!!

I have been trying to flatten my stomach for so so SO so long and never actually committed to it. When I would, it'd last for like 2 days and that little 'get fit' would go out the door. Now I'm serious. I'm tired of my little pudge on my lower abs, people think its cute (what the?) lol people poke it and laugh. Its not funny to me though. Lol I've always had a little pudge on my lower abs even in my skinny minny days. Now I know dieting isn't the thing, its all about minimizing sweets, and I know thats hard for me because sweets is all around me. To get over it I'll replavce my brownies, cookies, and more with hot chocolate. And that be my sweet. Only one cup of it a day. I will cut out eating bagels for breakfast and switch to oatmeal. I know bagels and cream cheese contains HECKA calories, its so good though! Other than that I don't really eat to bad. I know I do need to drink more h20, I personally don't really like water, I never have. The tastes is yuck and too plain to me. weird eh? I want a body like Ciara, athletic but yet curvy at the same time. She's always had killer abs. That lucky chick!.

Fitness plan: I'll be putting in a 15 minuete work out session a day. Like 60 crunches, 40 leg lifts, 50 lunges, 30 push ups (if I can lol), and the little butt/leg lifter 12-15 on each side. I'm going to try to do it every day. I'll be writing a journal on how I feel and what I ate daily on here. I hope I do well!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I want a new hairstyle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hair style extra 1 hair style extra 2:

Hello everyone!! I'm bored with my hair. As many of you probably didn't know I've been working extremely big hair for sometime now, like over a month. Its tree braids with a big fro full of curls and frizz. Lol. I'm now bored. For the past few months I've been wanting to do something completely different to my hair. Something I haven't tried but wanted to, but feared that I can't pull it off or will like it on me. I've always wanted to try a short do and rock it in public, (remember my short wig I own?) Yeah well I never rocked it in public. lol I'm such a scardy cat I know! I really want to get a chin length or neck length hair due. With tons of layers, because hair that curves in on my face makes my face look fat as heck, lol even bigger. If not the short due now, especially since its cold, I'll definately be doing it when it heats up because I'm tired of being shy of people being like WOAH!! YOU CUT YOUR HAIR!. I acutally don't want to cut my actual hair, I want a sew in, and get that cut short. Other than that I've been thinking of having streaks (extensions) of gold or brownish gold in the back of my head. I want china bangs too, not the straight one cut I want it to cascade in layers. I love layers on me.
What do you think I should try??

Haur cut 1

Hair cut 2 (below):

Hairstyle 3 below:

hair style 4 below:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

me singing exfactor

Me singing Exfactor my Lauryn Hill

Hey everyone, I know my posting has been kinda slow... lol But I did a vid of me singing Lauryn Hill Exfactor, my voice a a bit hoarse but its still decent (I hope) lol. So without further ado here's me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Break Outs. UGH!!!!!!!

Ugh.. We all get them at one point in our lives and I can sit here and say I truly dislike it!! Ugh... For the past few months I've had this break outs and its annoying and I can't really figure out why. I honestly don't really drink water that much, but back before these few months I hardly did and my skin would be blemish free. Now its like everyday something flares up on my face. It used to be all over my cheecks of my face and chin, now its nt flaring there that much. Now its on my forhead and t-zone, UGH.... People do you know what I could use or do? I am so fed up.. I use aproicate brand scrub, neutrigena moisturizer, and neutregena face wash with beads. I also am one to pop my pimples (TMI I know lol), its a bad habit, and hard to stop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy late Halloween!!

Happy late Halloween!! Hey everyone so last night me and my girls got glammed up and didn't really go anywhere. Longggg story. Glammed up for the party and went there for only 3 minuetes and then left. I was a Native American Hottie (Choctaw Pride! lol) and my girls were Rocker's girlfriends. I still had fun though. We just were acting like a bunch of dorks and what not. BTW these photos were taken by my webcam, I have no digital camera anymore :[, I'll be buying another one.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

UGHH no camera now what?

Hola readers!! Yes I know, my blogging has been TOTALLY slacking!! UGH..Check this out... I lost my camera in a store :[[. I was so upset and hurt. Not over losing the camera because that could be replaced, but the pictures on it, memories of my 8th grade graduation (nearly 4 years ago), sammy as a young one, and photos of family memebers no longer alive... I wish I could get the pictures, I don't care about the camera. I pray about this, that someone will return it one day. I pray and pray. Ugh.... Oh well.... I'll call tomorrow and see if someone has turned it in or something. I have so much I want to take photos of and nothing to take the photos on except my webcam lol ew..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Me & my Blue pants baby

Today I wanted to rock a bold color, but not look too busy with the color so what better than to match this bright blue with black? lol





Friday, September 25, 2009

Afro Latinos The History you never knew.


Hello blog! Its been a while. I have been thinking hard on what to blog about lately...Its been so hard for me to keep up with school work and everything else. I miss my readers. I have some information on Afro Latinos and Afro Dominicans and its about history, roots, culture, and the struggle of self acceptance. Acceptance of African Heritage. For years I felt that I MUST visit The Domini and help and just slef aware!!! Dominican republic has issues with the Afros and its really tough to quite tell you everything so I'll post the article here that I had read off of Zoe Saladana's blog that she got from a newspaper article:

Skin Deep
Current mood: optimistic

Old wounds inform clash of race and image in Dominican Republic

Candace Barbot/Miami Herald

By Frances Robles
McClatchy Newspapers
July 26, 2007

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic --Yara Matos sat still while long, shiny locks from China were fastened, bit by bit, to her coarse hair.

Not that Matos has anything against her natural curls, even though Dominicans call that pelo malo -- bad hair.

"If you're working in a bank, you don't want some barrio-looking hair. Straight hair looks elegant," the bank teller said. "It's not that as a person of color I want to look white. I want to look pretty."

And to many in the Dominican Republic, to look pretty is to look less black.

Dominican hairdressers are internationally known for the best hair-straightening techniques. Store shelves are lined with rows of skin whiteners, hair relaxers and extensions.

Racial identification here is thorny and complex, defined not so much by skin color but by the texture of your hair, the width of your nose and even the depth of your pocket. The richer, the "whiter." And, experts say, it is fueled by a rejection of anything black.

"I always associated black with ugly. I was too dark and didn't have nice hair," said Catherine de la Rosa, a dark-skinned Dominican-American college student spending a semester here. "With time passing, I see I'm not black. I'm Latina.

"At home in New York, everyone speaks of color of skin. Here, it's not about skin color. It's culture."
The only country in the Americas to break free of black colonial rule (it had been controlled by neighboring Haiti), the Dominican Republic still shows signs of racial wounds more than 200 years later. Presidents historically encouraged Dominicans to embrace Spanish Catholic roots rather than African ancestry.

Here, as in much of Latin America, the "one-drop rule" works in reverse: One drop of white blood allows even very dark-skinned people to be considered white.

As black intellectuals here try to muster a movement to embrace the nation's African roots, they acknowledge that it has been a mostly fruitless cause. Black pride organizations such as Black Woman's Identity fizzled for lack of widespread interest. There was outcry in the media when the Brotherhood of the Congos of the Holy Spirit -- a community with roots in

Africa -- was declared an oral patrimony of humanity by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

"There are many times that I think of just leaving this country because it's too hard," said Juan Rodriguez Acosta, curator of the Museum of the Dominican Man. Acosta, who is black, has pushed for the museum to include controversial exhibits that reflect many Dominicans' African background. "But then I think: Well, if I don't stay here to change things, how will things ever change?"

A walk down city streets shows a nation where black and dark-skinned people vastly outnumber white people; most estimates say 90 percent of Dominicans are black or of mixed race. Yet census figures say only 11 percent of the country's 9 million people are black.

To many Dominicans, to be black is to be Haitian. So dark-skinned Dominicans tend to describe themselves as any of the dozen or so racial categories that date back hundreds of years -- Indian, burned Indian, dirty Indian, washed Indian, dark Indian, cinnamon, moreno or mulatto, but rarely negro.

The Dominican Republic is not the only nation with so many words to describe skin color. Asked in a 1976 census survey to describe their own complexions, Brazilians came up with 136 different terms, including cafe au lait, sunburned, morena, Malaysian woman, singed and "toasted."

"The Cuban (black person) was told he was black. The Dominican (black person) was told he was Indian," said Dominican historian Celsa Albert, who is black. "I am not Indian. That color does not exist. People used to tell me, 'You are not black.' If I am not black, then I guess there are no (black people) anywhere, because I have curly hair and dark skin."

Using the word Indian to describe dark-skinned people is an attempt to distance Dominicans from any African roots, Albert and other experts said. She noted that it's not even historically accurate: The country's Taino Indians were virtually annihilated in the 1500s, shortly after Spanish colonizers arrived.

Researchers say the de-emphasizing of race in the Dominican Republic dates to the 1700s, when the sugar plantation economy collapsed and many slaves were freed and rose up in society.

Later came the rocky history with Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola. Haiti's slaves revolted against the French and in 1804 established their own nation. In 1822, Haitians took over the entire island, ruling the predominantly Hispanic Dominican Republic for 22 years.

To this day, the Dominican Republic celebrates its independence not from cen-turies-long colonizer Spain, but from Haiti.

"The problem is Haitians developed a policy of black-centrism and ... Dominicans don't respond to that," said scholar Manuel Nunez, who is black. "Dominican is not a color of skin, like the Haitian."

Dictator Rafael Trujillo, who ruled from 1930 to 1961, strongly promoted anti-Haitian sentiments and is blamed for creating the many racial categories that avoided the use of the word "black."

The practice continued under President Joaquin Balaguer, who often complained that Haitians were "darkening" the country. In the 1990s, he was blamed for thwarting the presidential aspirations of leading black candidate Jose Francisco Pena Gomez by spreading rumors that he was Haitian.

To some of the women who relax their hair, it's simply a way to have soft, manageable hair in the Dominican Republic's stifling humidity. But several women said the cultural rejection of African-looking hair is so strong that people often shout insults at women with natural curls.

"I cannot take the bus because people pull my hair and stick combs in it," said wavy-haired performance artist Xiomara Fortuna. "They ask me if I just got out of prison. People just don't want that image to be seen."

The hours spent on hair extensions and painful chemical straightening treatments are actually an expression of nationalism, said Ginetta Candelario, who studies the complexities of Dominican race and beauty at Smith College in Massachusetts.

"It's not self-hate," Candelario said. "Going through that is to love yourself a lot. That's someone saying, 'I am going to take care of me.' It's nationalist, it's affirmative and celebrating self."

Money, education, class -- and, of course, straight hair -- can make dark-skinned Dominicans be perceived as more "white," she said. Many black Dominicans here say they never knew they were black until they visited the United States.

"During the Trujillo regime, people who were dark skinned were rejected, so they created their own mechanism to fight it," said Ramona Hernandez, director of the Dominican Studies Institute at City College in New York. "When you ask, 'What are you?' they don't give you the answer you want ... saying we don't want to deal with our blackness is simply what you want to hear."

Hernandez, who has olive-toned skin and a long mane of hair she blows out straight, acknowledges she would "never, never, never" go to a university meeting with her natural curls.

"That's a woman trying to look cute; I'm a sociologist," she said.

Purdue University professor Dawn Stinchcomb, who is African-American, said people insulted her in the street when she traveled to the Dominican Republic in 1999 to study African influences in literature.

Waiters refused to serve her. People wouldn't help Stinchcomb with her research, saying if she wanted to study Africans, she'd have to go to Haiti.

"I had people on the streets ... yell at me to get out of the sun because I was already black enough. It was hurtful. ... I was raised in the South and thought I could handle any racial comment. I never before experienced anything like I did in the Dominican Republic.

"I don't have a problem when people who don't look like me say hurtful things. But when it's people who look just like me?"

Here's a documentary trailer that is about Afro Latinos and their hardships on what I had mentioned earlier. I'm excited for this documentary to release because it will shed light. Its releases in 2010.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

I've missed you too!!

I'll be pdating you all on my life tomorrow lol. I've been caught up with school and everything! :]

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Golden Flicks.. And short cut

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I told you I had an obsession for short cuts! So much that I got a short wig, lol. Still unsure on if I actually want to cut my hair that length, but until then I love this alternative short cut wig. I lve switching up hairstyles and trying something new. I remember I had such a love for long luxurious hair tresses, so I'd get extensions down to the middle of my back! Now it's all changed, I love shoulder length tresses and short dues.
boots- unknown
skirt- F21

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One of the most Hottest women on the block

I LOVE love LOVE THESE WOMEN!! They are such a huge inspiration to me. Most of my music on this blog is by them.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Diva Press-on nails!!

When I spotted these nails I had to get em'! They are so my style and BRIGHT. Yes they are major "snap snap" busy, but you should know I am a weird one and loves some over the top things from time to time lol. Its like this wig I just bought (yes I rock wigs from time to time) Its a really short cut wig with a bang, its hot. I can't wait to wear it when it gets colder. It's fly. I refuse to cut my real hair that short so I went the other route and got a wig to have fun and live my life like always =]. I'll post it with me wearing it soon.

Forever 21 & Claire's Haul!

Good day! Did a little shopping today like I said in my last post. I bought some cute dresses and tops. I won't be showing them because I'll be rocking them next week or so and of course I'll be posting pictures! So I'll be showing the accessories I bought:

  • Jeweled headband
    *2 boxes of Press on nails! YAY!
    *Stick on body jewels (using for nose stickers as a peircing)
    *a bunch of hot earrings!

Don't grey my day dude!

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Jean pants by: Forever 21
Long vest : unknown
Belt by: Prestige
Shoes by: unknown
Purse (not photoed) by: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Like Father Like Daughter.Hammer Pants!

I know daddy would be proud! lol haha. These pants are so comfy. I've had them for months in my closet and never wore them, so I decided to pull them out and rock em'.

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