I Got Stuck WIth Them
And of course once we got to the playground the dogs became a afterthought :) A group of little girls came up to pet the dogs and asked my oldest daughter if I was her babysitter. My daughter slightly appalled said "No, that's my Mom!" Too cute!!
Did you notice I changed shoes??
Super Casual Day
I'm always amazed when someone says you look amazing and at most I think I look ok at best. My LOML swears there's something wrong with me but honestly if i dont have cascading to my waist hair I just dont feel..um...fabulous. Today was definitely one of those days. #selfesteemissues
Top: T Alexander Wang
Fresh Off the Plane
So I'm off to LA with my LOML, kiddies, parents, and babysitters to attend the Rock and Roll induction ceremony. This is the first time in 18 years that this event has been held in Los Angeles, which seems strange, given the fact that most of the inductees live here. I always love coming here, especially since the weather in Cleveland has been iffy at best. Plus I get the chance to visit with some of my LA homies, who I rarely get to see. This also is a special trip for the girls, since I promised to take them to Disneyland and California Adventure while we're out here. I'm just trying to figure out how I plan to squeeze so much into the day and night, while still operating on Cleveland time smh.
AJ Crimson's New Beauty Campaign
Two of my favorite people are involved in something soooo cool. Makeup extraordinaire AJ Crimson and beauty Letoya Luckett, plus fellow beauties Adrienne Bailon & Alexandra Burke, got super cute for AJ's new makeup commercial which will be airing next month. AJ is a makeup genius who has blessed the faces of so many celebrities, from Brandi, to Christina Milan, Amerie, Keri Hilson, and of course Letoya, just to name a few. His makeup line is just the next logical step and I for one am sooo excited for him.
Yet another senseless victim of yet another senseless crime. I swear watching the tragedy unfold in Boston yesterday, left me hurt (like countless other people watching), but it also left me angry. I can not for the life of me understand why people have to inflict hurt and pain on others, who have nothing to do with anything. It would be so much easier to end their own lives, which would take them out of whatever misery they were in. But that would've been the easy way out. And of course this situation only makes me think of Sandy Hook, which makes me think of the Oklahoma bombings, which makes me think of 9/11..and so on and so forth. It's not right. I will definitely be praying for the victims, because that's all I can do, but I cant stop thinking of the unfairness of this and so many other tragedies. Enough is enough already.
Daily Skin Routine
I have some of the most wishy washy skin ever. It's super oily, which also means its acne prone, which of course I hate. I've gone to dermatologists, who have prescribed me everything (except Accutane which I refuse to go on) under the sun to try and deal with it, and nothing ever works. Ive been on antibiotics once and it cleared me up the first few months and promptly gave me a rash across my forehead for 10 months there after. Let's just say I never plan to go on those again, smh. So my daily skin routine has consisted of Proactiv for the last 13 years. I swear it works better than most prescriptions. Although my skin does build up some sort of immunity to it every so often. When that happens I switch to something else, which usually sends my skin into over drive, and then switch back to the Proactiv. Lately, I've had to dump the face wash and switch to Clean and Clear Advantage because it has a higher level of bp in it. So far so good. In addition to Proactiv, I use Aveeno moisturizer around my eyes and mouth area, since that area is actually dry not oily. Afterwards, I usually follow up with Mac Studio Fix powder to take some of the shine off. It also helps even out my complexion. If I need more coverage I use some of their foundation, but only on my cheeks, and very lightly.. I definitely dont want to look like I have a face full of makeup on. I finish with mascara, that Maybelline pink and green tube that's been around forever, and lipgloss, and call it a day. I never wear eye shadow during the day. I just don't like how it looks on me in bright light. This pic is me this morning just starting to beautify lol. No filter was used, just regular ole bathroom lighting.
Pre Movie Dinner
Tonight my LOML and I went to dinner with my 'rents prior to heading over to a private screening of "GOOD OL' FREDA", a movie they sponsored at the Cleveland Film Festival. The movie is a documentary on the life of Beatles (yes the English group) fan club secreatary Freda Kelly, who worked for the group during their entire 10 year span. It was actually quite fascinating. Small fact about me..I am a history buff as my LOML likes to call me. I am always looking people up on wiki and reading (and sometimes rereading) all about their lives. People's journies are amazing! Freda Kelly def had a interesting life, specially from the age of 17 (when she started working for the Beatles) to 27 (when the group members each went their separate ways). I actually left feeling kinda sad. After that we went and saw 42..another biography lol. This time about Jackie Robinson. Which was good but they only concentrated on the racial stuff and not much else, so you kinda dont get a feel for him outside of baseball, which would have been nice. A more interesting Thursday than I've had in a while so no complaints here. Besitos!
Clutch: Micheal Kors
It was so nice today I was able to be slightly cute..though I wish the photographer told me how much belly was showing, smh. I think it was the way I posed bc my belly stayed "contained" for most of the rest of the day.
Top - Marilyn Monroe by Delia's
Jeans - J Brand
Shoes - Giuseppe
For those of you that don't know me personally my every day outfits consist of sweatshirts, jeans, and sneakers. Living in Cleveland (where its cold more than its warm) , plus 3 kids, unless I have somewhere to go or the weather is super nice I'm as comfy as possible. Running around in stilettos...ain't nobody got time for that lol.
Top - Forever 21
Jeans - J Brand
Shies - Isabel Marant
I am obsessed with HOLT Miami dresses. I just purchased this one to wear to the Rock & Roll induction ceremony in LA and it is even more beautiful in person. I literally jumped on www.reveboutique.com and ordered 3 more, smh. Can you believe the designs are done with puffy paint, who knew??
To Die For Item - Giuseppe Pink Spike Cam Bianco
By now you know I own a small amount of stock in Giuseppe lol. And honestly there is no shoe that I love more. I barely own anything else smh. And this is my must have shoe of the moment. There is no going wrong with these babies!!