Sunday, 25 November 2012

My first curlBOX

I first started following curlBOX on Instagram some months ago. At first I just thought it was a page that posts beautiful women with natural hair but I soon realized it was not. It was actually a pretty cool monthly subscription of $20 for a box filled with amazing sample and full size natural hair care products.

curlBOX was founded by CEO Myliek Teele and is a brilliant way to discover new products. curlBOX currently only services United States residents but I was able to get my hands on it through my trusty old skybox which is basically a US address which allows me to order stuff online and shipped to the skybox and then to me here in Trinidad.

I signed up for curlBOX in October and received my first box a few days ago. Let me be honest, the process of getting a box is a tad bit frustrating but so worth it. You can hit up YouTube for details on how to get a curlBOX. I absolutely love all the products in the box (tried them out this weekend) and I'm super excited for December box.


Here are a few photos and one of my wash day today.








Friday, 28 September 2012

Mac Azealia Banks - Yung Rapunxel



Hello,

I know I've been missing in action for quite some time but I've just been soooo busy with work for the past couple months and for that I do apologize my lovelies.

I've had this lipstick for about a week and I haven't had the chance to take proper lip swatches but i thought I'd share just a couple photos I took with my phone.

So as you may or may not know, new rapper Azealia Banks teamed up with Mac to bring you Yung Rapunxel which is her signature lipstick color and is named after her alter ego. The lipstick is dark purple-ish plum and has an amplified finish. I have to say I've been wanting a dark lippie for quite some time and am so glad to add this to my collection.

 

 
 
 
I'll try to add some lip swatches as soon as I can...

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Mint/glitter Ombré Nails

1. Paint one coat of desired color and let dry.

2. Paint first nail and sprinkle glitter towards the nail tip dusting off excess glitter. Use technique one nail at a time.

3. I added another shade of polish onto a sponge and slightly dabbed onto the nail then added a top coat.

All done :)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

West Indian Cooking: My Aunty's Peppa Sauce

My aunt makes the best Peppa Sauce and one day she blessed me with the recipe. Today I share it with you and also my friend E. Hartwell, who is actually the reason for this post.

Here's what you'll need:

• 40 hot peppers
• 10 limes
• 10 cloves of garlic
• 1/3 cup water
• 1/4 cup vinegar (if desired)
• 3 tbs fresh green seasoning
• 2 tbs salt

NB: you can cut the measurements in half if you wish to make a lesser amount.

Instructions:
• Just throw everything in your blender and let it ripppppp.
















Monday, 25 June 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Hello,

I know I've been mia for a while but I promise to be back soon.

I recently got a message from Miss colourmesunshine awarding me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I was pleasantly surprised and figured it's a nice way to get to know a bit more about fellow bloggers.



The Rules of this Award:

Post a link to the blogger that gave you the award.

List 7 interesting facts about yourself that your readers might find interesting.

Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know.


7 interesting things about me...
 
1. I am terribly afraid of heights and will NEVER go sky-diving, however I've always wanted to try zip lining.
 
2. I am also afraid of the dark lol.
 
3. I can never get fedup of the beach and nature in general. I mean I live on an island, well two islands which I absolutely love and would not want to live anywhere else. Well except for England, minus winter.
 
4. I am a complete fool. I talk too much nonsense for my own good sometimes. I love to laugh and make people laugh.
 
5. A few years ago the only makeup I'd wear was foundation/powder, eyeliner/mascara. I've grown to appreciate the magic of makeup so much more with time. Though I hated how it looked on me a few years ago, I am a complete lipstick junkie now.
 
6. I believe I was Japanese in my former life :) I love everything about their culture and I hope to visit someday.
 
7. I am 1/2 Indo and 1/2 Afro Trinidadian (Mixed with African and Indian). I love being bi-racial and bi-cultural and I am extremely grateful to my parents for mixing their shit up.
 
and that's my 7!!!
 
 
I award the following with the Kreativ Blogger Award:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 9 June 2012

West Indian Cooking: Ochro Rice (Okra) With Stewed Chicken

If you know anything about me other than my love for makeup, it would be of my love for food and by extension cooking lol.

This is my first of a new series of entries on my love for cooking and different types of food in general.

I start of with a popular West Indian dish which was also my first attempt at cooking Ochro Rice.

So let's get this show on the road.

Here's what you'll need:
• Ochro (okra) - 4
• Brown Rice - 2 cups
• Onion - 1/2
• Garlic - 3 cloves
• Carrot - 1/3 (if desired)
• Celery
• Pumpkin
• Pimento pepper - 2
• Hot pepper - 1/2 (if desired)
• Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
• Salt - 2 tbsp
• Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
• Water
• Dhal (split peas) If desired
• Cooking margarine - 1 tbsp

Instructions:
• Boil the dhal till tender (split peas) and set aside.
• Chop the ochro along with the other vegetables.
• Sauté the veggies in cooking oil and stir.
• Add salt
• Add the boiled dhal (split peas) to the sautéed veggies.
• Add the brown rice and stir.
• Add the coconut milk and and water and bring to boil.
• Stir mixture occasionally to ensure it does not stick to the pot.
• Add margarine.
• Cook rice till tender but not too soft.

Serves 6.

Let me know in the comments if you want the recipe for stewed chicken.

Happy cooking and as always,
Stay Glam






















 




Saturday, 26 May 2012

Neon green/silver nails

Hey glamazons!!!

Neon is a big trend right now, so i decided to do a quick and easy design.

It's very easy to achieve. Here's how:

1. Stick tape on to the nails to suit your fancy (I decided to do mine diagonal)

2. Paint

3. Let dry

4. Peel tape off

5. Apply clear top coat


Happy painting :)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Monday, 7 May 2012

Handmade bracelets made by me

















These were made with a variation of stones including hematite, onyx, jade, lava etc.

You can visit my storefront at htt://glamtropic.bigcartel.com

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