Friday, February 25, 2011

Attack of the Clones!

People say that the biggest form of flattery is when someone copies your every move... ummm... STALKER!!  hahaa, I'm playin.  Well, kind of at least.  It is extremely flattering when someone likes your style, but its completely different when they show up at school/work wearing the same exact fit you were wearing the day before.  AS IF AMBER!!(from Clueless, lol).  Hahaa, you cant totally tell I'm an 80's baby by some of the movie/show references I use!  I know that the whole point of the beauty gurus on youtube & beauty bloggers in general is to recreate the looks so that the rest of us can do it too.  What I truly love is when someone comes up with their own stuff because it inspires me to think outside the box.  The other thing that I love about all of the gorgeous people I follow is how even when they recreate a look, they all have their own personalities & twists that draws me in & makes me feel like they're all my friends.  Its a great reminder that they are who they are, and I am who I am.  I don't have to try to change who I am or the way that I speak or act to conform to what others do.  The other problem I seem to encounter is that what I would think of as cool & original, a gazillion other people have the same idea!  I haven't used my OPI Shatter the past week or so because I felt like a victim of hype & even my little cousin had her nails done with it!  Its still the coolest, but it made me think of different ways of using it.  I'll insert my tutorial when I get off work :)

A True Music Icon!
The other inspiration for this post was the Prince concert I went to last night.  As I was picking up the tickets at will call, it was nice to see the variety of fans that were of all ages & races.  Throughout the entire concert, Prince had on the most fantastic outfits.  My absolute favorite was the white pants, white sleeveless tank & white fur boots.  Ohh & please don't forget the chunky gold necklaces, super bedazzled ring & ear pieces!  I mean, what male in 2011 can truly pull that off?!  Please dont say Kanye.  I love Prince for staying true to who he has been all along & not try to change his style to rope in more fans in 2011.  Thanks the Lord that he didn't because he is iconic!  I wish I had a good shot of him & his costume changes, but alas, I was in the upper area & my iphone zoom is craptastic. 

Basically what my rambles are trying to get to is "don't be afraid to be yourself!"  A lot of people say it & its 100% true.  Don't worry about whether or not anyone else is into what you like.  Give it a shot & you'll more than likely to make a wonderful new friend that totally digs your style!  One of my best friends & I have this saying where "we are the party".  And its not in a conceited way where we think we're the ish & that its not a party without us.  More like we'll make any situation a party.  We can walk into a dive bar & have a great time regardless of whether or not the place is packed or crackin.  And in most instances, I can tell you for a fact that those moments when you're being yourself are waaaaay better than getting all glammed for the club & trying to maneuver your way to the bar for a drink & getting spilled on by the drunk girl trying to make her way to the bathroom!  So please, be yourself & don't fall prey to the world around you that wants to change you!  You are perfect exactly the way God made you!  Be true to who YOU are!

til next time,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Digging Deeper to Make Yourself Irresistable!!

What defines beauty?  Is it flawless skin?  Perfectly blended eyeshadow?  That pair of Louboutin pumps that make you walk like a model?  Take all that away & what do you have...

For a long time, what I perceived beauty as, was purely on the surface.  I'd be lying through my teeth if I said anything else.  Shallow, I know.  As a teen, I could relate to "Mean Girls" & the way Lindsay Lohan was pulled into the world of the "Plastics" & the how it became second nature to say mean things & become consumed with your own vanity.  Now in my "late 20's", I've come to realize that what makes a woman beautiful, at any age, has just as much to do with her personality, the way she treats others & the respect she has for herself. 

I'm just sayin, no one wants to be around the diva supermodel that thinks that the world was made just for her.  Or the girl that thinks its ok to be rude because shes "keepin it real".  To me, that's a total cop-out.  How dare you try to cover up your bitchassness of tearing down others to make yourself feel better & claim it as "being real".  You are being real all right.... a real bitch.  Sorry off topic...

As I was saying... Makeup, hair & clothes can only get you so far in life.  My man likes to joke & poke fun at me when glammed up & got my false lashes on.  He says it reminds him of that episode of Fresh Prince where Will takes out Tisha Campbell (I forgot her name in the episode) & they get stuck in the basement instead.  He thinks shes the bomb, but after she pulls of her fake nails & wig & is spittin all kinds of attitude, it all changes.  That's exactly what I'm saying.  Her beauty got her a date, but she lost him when he realized she was frontin. 

I'll tell you that I prayed on it & asked for forgiveness.  I thawed out my black heart (lol, I'm playin) to let in room for growth.  I try to form my own judgements about people.  I try not to let others influence me when I meet someone new.  I will stay friends with someone I find genuine even when others may not understand.  I venture into different social circles & have a variety of people in my life.  Actions speak louder than words.  I can promise you that I dont have ugly friends... And by that I mean that not only are beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well. 

Seriously, give it a try!  Smile at strangers.  Compliment someone when you like their bag & ask them where they got it.  Offer to let the person behind you with their one item cut in front of you & your basket full or groceries.  Trust me, it will make you feel fantastic!  It will make people around you smile & notice how fricken AMAZING you are! 

til next time, Mia <3