Today I am sharing with you one of my beauty secrets for keeping lips healthy. For me, having cracked lips it’s a no deal. However, whenever I am always on the go I have got my balm in hand. To keep my lips sexy, soft and smooth I use Vaseline Aloe Vera. Go buy it near you at any drug store. Lastly, when going out on a girl’s night apply your favorite lipstick, lip balm or gloss. Check it out for yourself.
TIP: Avoid licking your lips or biting them. It’s important that you keep your lips hydrated at all the time throughout the day. You can always try other lip balms that are more suitable to your taste such as Nivea. This is also a great product. It keeps those lips of your smooth and moisturized.
Go on, give it a go and let me know if it’s your thing!
What’s one of your beauty tricks? Share it with me in the comments below!
Will the coming out of Jason Collins pave-way for young gay athletes or will the spotlight fade?
Jason Paul Collins is an American professional basketball and the twin brother of Jarron. He was born on 2nd December, 1978 and graduated from Stanford University in 2001. He wears the jersey number 98 for bravery and honesty. He professionally plays the centre position for Washington Wizards (Wikipedia, 2013).
In the early hours on 29 April, 2013 Jason Collins decide to make a public announcement about his sexual status. According to the article written by Stone (2013), family and friends gathered whilst Jason read his penned out story aloud by saying, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay….”
Gay professional athletes are seen over the country and in various sport teams such as tennis, football, hockey, basketball, or baseball. When NBA footballer Jason Collins decided to come out of the closet in April, 2013 he never knew what the reaction of the fans might be: whether they will support him or not. The coming out of Collins had already had a huge influence and impact on the LGBT communities.
Since coming out it hasn’t proven to be an easy ride for some athlete but for Jason it is a complete different story altogether. People including President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and Kobe Bryant praised Collins for coming out. He was not the first gay athlete to break the gay barrier. There were other professional athletes that are gay such as Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers and tennis player Martina Navratilova.
Obviously, the coming out of a professional athlete will attract both positive and negative comments from not only the media but from families and individuals. Despite an athlete coming out everyone will still have questions on their minds that might ask such as: what will be left of Jason Collin’s future and will it affect any of his or other professional athletes and would hum being gay affect Jason being treated equally like his colleagues or selected for the team? With so much experience Collins is much likely to be settling in his career in comparison to when he was in his 20’s.
With the younger generation expanding LGBT societies are now being accepted in most schools and this will even build a stronger relationship in accepting all students equally. As this storyline continues to grow at the end of the day there is no story. This will be seen and accepted as common. For example a gay guard may be talked about into the dressing room amongst friends neither will he be humiliated. At the end of the day he will be accepted for being an amazing athlete. This story is thought to mark yet another significant milestone in the professional sport.
With Collins’s publicly announcement he has no doubt become a role model not only to young athletes who afraid to come out of the closet but for anyone who is looking for bravery in their life, stand up and be honest of who they are. Tradition weddings may be ruined since gay communities had been introduced but it will also be strengthened.
I think everyone whether gay, lesbian, straight, black or white should be treated with equally and respected. Why should anyone be treated any different because of their sexuality? If all those who were lesbian or gay were treated this way and then it might as well be the same for gay or lesbian marriages. For some people coming out is one of the hardest thing they have ever done in their life. No-one said you will not be judged but people will learn to accept it as time goes by.
Farewell to the unsung hero
He didn’t do his job for fame
His family kept his name on the D.L.
Gone are the days of walking alone in the streets
Thinking they were safe
You were taken in broad day light
Taken away from your loved ones
Life is too short and it’s so unfair
You were there for those you love
For your mother, son, wife, sister, father and brother
There were so many choices and adventures you wanted in life
To be spend every minute that counts with your family
And also wanted to be there for each other
You will be remembered as a friend and not a lecturer
Yesterday a life was lost
It could have been saved from dreadful happenings
Tomorrow we can only hope for better things
Like any soldier he fought for his country back and forth
He knew that there was so much he could give
He risked his own life
But never got time to say goodbye to his son and wife
His family would have been proud of his work
God took someone so special like you
We cannot think what life would be for your loved ones without you
It was so soon for you to pass away
Unfortunately you were not here to stay
This is not how your life was meant to be
But God whispered to you “Come with me”
It was a way of God calling to say, “I will carry you home”.
How many times have you walked into the streets, or even bumped into a guy who has their pants half way down their bottom. Don’t you just wonder sometimes what they might have done in them trousers of theirs? #Lol. Three-quarters of the boys you think are decent sag their pants believe me especially when they are all alone at their houses when the parents have made their way to dinner. This is when your brothers have their friends invade your house and they either watch a movie or play X-box. It’s a boy’s thing. One well-known guy who is constantly singing sagging their pants is Justin Bieber. To think the guy was once decent is some kind of a sick joke. I hope they are no parents who want their son to follow in the footsteps of the “Biebliever “. Now if you are a parent, think twice ask yourself: do you really want your kids to grow up doing such thing and is this what you consider a well-bought up child?
In American there is a campaign called “The Pull ‘Em Up campaign” which goes around and collects belts. These are then distributed to high schools. This campaign is teaching young boys that sagging pants in an unexpected behaviour. In some way, its disrespectful and this is how some of the people do not get hired in jobs. The boss takes one look at you and then the next thing you know you are shown straight to the door. The type of dressing is displayed by icon musicians on the stage with the likes of Jay-Z. Parents nowadays are trying to make their children aware of what appropriate dressing is and how it can change and shape them for their future.
It was not until I sat down and decided to look at my photoshoot pics when I discovered my amazing hands.
Then later on after surfing for the perfect cream I came across two and yet brilliant hand creams. These are considered to be the best hand cream you will ever have alongside almond and olive oil. Since my discovery I have been moisturizing my hands as frequently as 10 times a day. When going for casting or shopping alongside my Givenchy lipstick, Aloe vera vaseline, keys, phone, comb, my creams are also included in my handbags.
It is then I felt that as well as my body my hands are my priority. I have to keep them healthy. Unlike normal models like Cara Delevigne & Chanel Iman HM’s earn the most money. There are the most asked models in the industry and are frequently used in top advertisements all over the world. Models such as Jaslene Gonzalez they use their body hence they are not often booked as HM’s. One well-known handmodel is the lovely Ellen Sirot.
To become a HM here are a few tips you need to take into consideration:
- Create a portfolio showing different poses with your hands
- Contact reputable agency
- Take great care of your hands: visit a manicurist and regularly moisturise them daily
- Make sure you have a smooth, even complexion. Birthmarks, freckles, moles, scars, crooked fingers severely limit your progress as a hand model. Pay special attention to your thumb; it’ll play a huge role in many hand shots, so it needs to be good-looking.
- Inspect the back of your hand. If you’re a woman, it needs to be narrow.
- Make sure you have steady hands.
Currently, I am in the middle of creating my portfolio and going to shoots. Boy, I cannot describe how I love every single moment of it! The good thing about being a HM is that there is no restriction on anything.
We have certainly grown to be attached with the internet the same reason we all want or are ADDICTED to the new iPhone. For some of us the first thing when we wake up it is not exercising but it is updating our status, checking mail, or sending twits. Long before there were even the inventions of the internet we were all wrapped up in our own little world of letter writing or one saying, “Let’s meet up”. These meet up still exist though with the difference that we are now communicating or in this case getting in touch by phone.
Facebook! It’s as simple as a clean thought button hovering over a small drawing. Looking at the site I am left with several thoughts spinning in my head. To some extent, I wondered why people are still using Facebook as Twitter. To me it’s a case of the chicken in this instance (Facebook) came way before the egg (Twitter). It’s worthy to note, though, that the egg in question hatched, grew, and essentially ate the former chicken, so this question remains.
On the other hand, I wondered if the tumblr would be misused like Facebook. Whilst scrolling through some pages I came across such statuses as “Jasmine has bird poop in her hair, I really didn’t feel like giving her a bath tonight, UGH!”) I found myself confused trying to figure out in the world someone would post such a status. Who care if you haven’t had a bath for a month or brushed your teeth for a whole week? I know right. Reading statuses about broccoli and crocodile eggs (yummy I should say) I became curious about what motivates people to update their social networks on the banalities of their day to day? Of course, some status I know where the author are going with their status other I am left scratching lice crawling all over my body (Eugh). Some status update reads, “My baby used the potty for the first time. # proudparents . I mean really, really where is this coming from? Is it as simple as wanting to share something for the sake of sharing it or does this delve deeper into this strange sense of urgency that an update may feel when prompted with the opportunity to share what’s on her/his mind.
Frankly, it seems some people are totally obsessed with their private life that they felt like sharing it with the entire world. Thanks, that’s just great. What a way to start my day. And whilst on the subject of updating statuses I guess, what I learned is that a status update effectively allows us to share our shower thoughts out loud, however frequently or infrequently we want, without ever having to speak and the almost sure-fire notion that someone will respond thus validating your commitment to over-sharing.
So, does that mean we’re hungry to share more than we may have previously subconsciously believed shareable or that on a domain as densely populated as Facebook, we’ve been conditioned to long for this curious sense of digital camaraderie and subsequently to try to collect that using these brief, trite anecdotes?
Now I ask you, at the risk of sounding wildly hypocritical, in matters of Facebook’s million dollar question, “What’s Your Status”?
Girls! In spite of being glued to the TV 24/7 watching TWILIGHT we are often left at the edge of our seat wondering how does that benefit us. Surely, you can see that out of the goodness of our hearts we are simply doing the same thing over and over again just for pleasure. But for now let’s discuss season premiere highlights, shall we? And here I thought I was on the right track with the subject. I am definitely off key and as a matter of fact of topic. Hahahahaha
I’ll get the ball rolling: “You make my whole body crawl.”
Fine, one more, “I may be deflowered, but I am not devalued.”
Your turn! Any comments, ideas, feel free to drop by at any time
It had been a two months since I stopped blogging. At the time I have been jotting down some idea on my blackberry as it’s amazing how much you can write without being at a computer. It took me 10-2-15 mins. That being said its No joke. These days, writing is the most effortless thing one can do in their spare time without having to think what to write about. I can literally crank out a thousand words in less than half an hour without breaking a sweat or 2. At the time things never looked possible but now it’s getting easier by day.
Like any student taking an English or science class I was often intrigued by how teachers expected us to write a story about our holiday in a matter of a day. The day begins with waking up and getting ready for a morning inspection with the teacher on duty before heading for breakfast. With a matron or staff member sitting at the head of table filling up our plates with green vegetables they say, “Oh sweetheart vegetables are good for you.” After tea-time I am heading straight to the sports field and I begin to run again. Because of the flat terrain, I found myself going for longer runs without really noticing it. Soon, I was running nearly every day. I did this for a couple of months. I got into pretty good shape, but I did it mostly for the joy of running. Since I was comfortable running three to four miles per day, I started increasing the distances. First I started off with running two, then four and now eight miles. Do you the weirdest part? I rarely feel the pain. I’m running the most consistently I’ve ever run in my life, and it’s causing me the least amount of pain.
What’s made the difference?
The answer is pain and it’s getting easier to write than ever before:
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
I love morning runs but the thought of having been in an athletic team and jogging during the winter season was a nightmare. This was not my idea of a cup of tea. I didn’t think I would be running everyday especially morning seeing that I would be didn’t set out to run every day without any discomfort. Nor did I ever anticipate being able to write with such ease. But it happened.
Why? I ask myself the same question over and over again. I am still trying to get round my head the idea of approaching reading whilst trying to catch a bus or train or just writing in general like I do with my jogging. Everyday, no matter what day it is I get up and just get on with the flow be it jogging, cooking or revising. I just do it! I also try not to worry about it too much or listen to my doubts. Some days might be better than others but who is to say that everyone has good days. I feel the pain in my muscles when all the hardwork pays off. My body begins to recall. Now that’s what we call getting used to practice. And slowly but surely, it’s getting easier.
I’m not a GENIUS nor am I a MASTER…
Each and everyday I am learning the secrets of being perfect. You can, too, if you really want to. It’s like learning to play the guitar or speaking a foreign language. We all want it to be easy. But it ain’t how it works. Things do not always come easy at first but they will eventually. Some day, you’ll be able to put on your jogging shoes or sit down in front of your computer and do what you’ve been practicing all this time. It will be effortless. And it will be sweet.
The ugly truth
Of course, when that day comes, it won’t be enough. And there will always be some kid who comes along to outdo your last feat. So what do we do then? What do we make of this? Do we chase the allure of mastery, only to be disappointed years down the line? Or do we abdicate to mediocrity, giving up before we even begin?
Neither sounds very enthralling.
Instead, let’s do something else…
Chase passion, not fantasy
Find something you love so much that drives you to want it and be the best in the world. And when we do maybe we will gesticulate with indifference because we love it. Hopefully, at the end of the day we might find work that’s effortless as our own writing. Perhaps, this might put on a smile on our face.
Who knows? Maybe we’ll find that one day we truly are the best in the world. Regardless, we’ll have a blast doing it. And you know what? I have a hunch that’s how masters succeed anyway. They sweat both day and night to overcome their struggles even when they think of quitting. Why? This is because they can always get better with time, patient and practice.
WHAT IS YOUR GET-2-GO STYLE?
Monochrome, tank top, vintage, earrings with a twist.
WHAT DOES WRITING MEAN TO YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION OF BOTH WRITING ?
My family and friends inspire me to write. I have nothing but the best of both worlds. Writing is like my bestfriend. I cannot do anything without writing. It keeps me alive and intact with the rest of the world. It shows me that there are so many beautiful well-penned books out there that make me feel emotional just like watching a movie. This season I am torn up between writing a romance novel like that of Nicholas Sparks, Sheila O’Flanagan & Karyn Bosnak or a sad book which is something new I am experiencing for the first time. But hey who know the outcome? Only the result shows!
WHERE DOES THE URGE TO WRITE COME FROM YOUR?
I get all my ideas through music by JT, Rihanna, Usher, Beyonce, Drake, celebrity tops & watching movies.
IF YOU COULD OWN ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Nicholas Sparks novel collection, a DSLR camera, Mulberry/Burberry bags, Marc Jacob dresses, & heels. It is the epitome of everything I love about fashion & entertainment.
WHAT INFLUENCE DO YOU FEEL THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE HOLDS IN THIS DAY IN AGE? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
I think that print and digital will continue to evolve as long as they offer something different. For instance online material is something people would take their time to read and divulge into and possibly collect. Social Media has a huge impact on just about everything. It is a valuable contrivance for raising a profile to a whole new level and communicating to the outside world on a personal level.
WHAT IS YOUR WINTER FAVORITES?
Leather jackets and cashmere anything.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO WRITE OR PUBLISH A BOOK AND HAVE NO CLUE WHERE TO BEGIN?
First find out what type of books you like to read. Everyone has their likes and dislikes. Borrow some of them from your nearest library and read them. Take notes and then when you are comfortable do your research.
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