Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random Rambling: 3/31/2009

I can't believe that it is almost April! 2009 is flying by people!! Is everyone stills sticking to their New Year Resolutions? Come to think of it, I didn't create any this year. I guess I just got tired of setting up myself for failure. lol. I've been making goals as the year progresses, and I think that I like this method better, because I don't sit and think about the things that I am not doing. I just got back from a very long outing with my friends, so I guess I'm going to call it a night.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Random Rambling: 3/27/2009

I have some hours for next week! YAY!!! Hopefully things continue to progress, because I am seriously on the verge of losing my mind! I still have to pay my state taxes, pay my credit card bill, and then put gas in my car. Everything else is on the back burner for now. I haven't even been able to get my hair done, but I have faith that everything will get better, and I will be able to take care of what needs to be taken care of, and then start enjoying things. I'm only working two days next week, but that is better than nothing! I actually like being there for the most part, so I don't mind going to work. My mom is also trying to help me out, which is another blessing that I am thankful for. I will remain positive, and I know that everything will fall into place when it is supposed to.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Summer 2009

I decided that all I'm doing this summer is straight chillin! I'm only going to take two classes, and work part time. I'm going to spend time with my family, work on my goals, and just do me! I want to work on getting my money right, so my summer wishlist is pretty small. I plan on being casual for the most part, because there is NOTHING going on around here, and as of right now I don't have any travel plans, so that means flip flops, bermuda shorts, and a cute shirt will be my summer staples. I'm a very casual person! I will be upgrading my makeup collection this summer, especially with the new MAC collections coming out, can't wait for those!

My Wishlist

My Summer Wishlist

Tube Tops- Torrid
Bermuda Shorts- Old Navy
Earrings- Forever21
Lip Gloss- Urban Decay Pocket Rocket
Nail Polish- China Glaze & MAC (I know that color is sold out, but I WILL find something similar!!)
Shoes- Coach & Sperry
Makeup Brushes- MAC
Foundation- Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
Eye Shadow- MAC
Flip Flops- Old Navy

Everything on my list should be feasible. The most expensive thing on my summer wishlist is the Coach shoes, and they are $88. I could probably do without them, but I still want them!!! I'll probably be adding to this before Summer begins. lol.

China Glaze Kicks Collection

This collection has some crazy/sexy/cool bright colors in it!! I can't wait until it comes out so that I can buy every single last one of them!! Especially the pink colors. I love anything that is bright, so this summer it is on! The collection is supposed to come out late April or early May. Either way it is just in time for the summer!

Scrangie has the upcoming advertisment, as well as the names of the colors, and All Lacquered Up
has swatches of the upcoming collection.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nicole by OPI & Sally Hansen Acrylic Gel

went into Walmart to get a pack of printer paper, and came out nail polish. Oh what a shame! I went on the beauty isle just to "check out the polish" and ended up putting it in the basket. I figured I might as well try out some acrylic gel as well. I got "Stolen Kisses" from Nicole by OPI. I absolutely love this color! It cost $7 (ahhh!) but I am happy with it.

The Sally Hansen Hard As Wraps acrylic gel has been alright so far. I think that I could have left it at the store, because it
just feels and looks like any
other top coat. It was $3.

Here is picture of "Stolen Kisses" on. Beautiful!!!

So Much Is Going On...

Sunday, a friend of mines lost her seventeen year old sister in a car accident. I went to school with her, and it feels so unreal. Our community has been so torn up about it. It is just so hard to believe that one minute someone could be there, and they can get taken away from you so fast. It has also been very hard to deal with because she was so young.

In February four girls were killed in a single car accident, when the vehicle they were in hit a tree. There was only one survivor.About two weeks ago, a thirteen year old girl was killed after she stole her mothers car, and flipped it. In December 2008 two sisters were killed in a single car accident, when the vehicle they were in hit a pole. There was one survivor in that accident as well. That is a total of eight teenage deaths in the past four months due to car accidents, in my area alone.

This is really bothering me. All of these accidents were caused by inexperience. Should teens start learning to drive earlier? People say that they should raise the legal driving age, but that would just mean that we have a bunch of twenty year old inexperienced drivers, right? All of these accidents could have been prevented. I don't know much about the girl stealing her mothers car, that may be a different story. These accidents are bizarre.

Everything that has happened has really made me sit back and think about the things that I am doing with my life. Tomorrow is not promised to me, and I know that I have let myself get stressed about stupid things. I'm going to try my best not to dwell on things that are irrelevant, and simply won't matter. I have been so sad these past few days, thinking about all of this. I really just needed to vent about it. It is like, "What's going to happen next?"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Heat: Keri Hilson - Knock You Down

Keri Hilson Feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - Knock You Down

I have been on a Keri Hilson tip since Saturday, so I was very excited to learn that her new video was out. I was hoping it was for the song she has with Keyshia Cole and Trina, but I guess I lucked out. I like this song though! The video, not as much. Its alright, but I was expecting something more. Kanye West as a painter? Come on now! lol. I liked him better in the Make Love video. The looks she had in this video were cute, but I wish she'd do something different with her hair.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Heat: Letoya Luckett - Not Anymore

Letoya Luckett-Not Anymore

Attention! Attention! Letoya Luckett's sophomore album Lady Love is coming May 2009! Her first album is going to be hard to follow, but with this first single I think she is bringing out the big guns. I've already made this song my ring tone! Sure did! Anyone who has ever been through a bad relationship (most of us) can identify with this song. The video on the other hand could have been better. The 60's theme is so overrated and dare I say, safe. The song makes up for it though, and I can't wait until the album drops!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Dream - Love Vs. Money

Okay, I know I'm late with this review, but I decided better late than never! Everyone knows The Dream by now, and if you don't know him, you've been living under a rock since Summer 07. His first single "Shawdy is the sh!t" was the summer jam! His first album, "Love Hate" was a tough act to follow, with songs like "She Needs My Love", "Purple Kisses", "Playin in her Hair", "I Luv Your Girl" and so many more, that CD is still one of my favorites! OFF THE CHAIN! When me & My cousin went in pursuit of his new CD it was sold out everywhere! We found it though!

The CD flows so well! Sometimes you don't even realize that it has gone to the next song. I also feel like this is a continuation of his first CD, I guess because I just can't seem to let it go. Every track on this CD is off the chain!! We listened to it on the way to Georgia last night, and we stayed crunk. Every song is my favorite, so I will go with choosing my top 3 songs.
  1. Mr. Yeah
  2. Put it Down
  3. Fancy
Some of the songs I definitley recommend this one!! It is hard to come by a CD in which every song is enjoyable!

Product Review: FHI HEAT Flat Iron

I haven't had a relaxer since October 2008, so when my aunt presented my the FHI flati irons, I was kind of iffy as to how they would do on my hair.

Now, I have tried many flat irons...Andis, Conair, CHI, H.A.I., and many more, but these are the bomb! Like TICK TICK! They go up to 450 degrees, and the outer protection around the plates protects the scalp from the heat, so I was able to get close to my roots. I give these a 9.5/10! I was very pleased with the results!

Here is a before shot. I washed my hair, pulled it up and let it air dry the night before I flat ironed.

Here is the after shot. The only thing that I used was Palmers Olive Oil Hairdress, and Design Essentials Silk Essentials Oil.

It got way straighter than I thought it would, and I had that swang to my hair. The after picture was taken the night after I flat ironed, after class, enjoying a pretty day outside, and babysitting a 3 year old. I love this flat iron!

The FHI HEAT PLATFORD 1 1/4 is available at Metro Beauty for $175

Keri Hilson - In a Perfect World

Happy Sunday everyone!! I am coming with my first music review, and this is one I just had to do! It is a review of Keri Hilson's (AKA MS. Keri Baby!) In a Perfect World. It officially drops March 24th, 2009, but the tracks are available for our listening pleasure on her music myspace page. I am honestly very impressed with this album! Sometimes it seems that artist promote one good song, and then you go and get the CD and it is pure garbage. Ms. Keri has not only had a few hits, but I'll go as far as to call "Energy" an anthem! Now we already know that she can write, but her vocals are far from mediocre. She put all of her skills into this CD, and you can tell that it was nursed. I first heard of her on TRL, and I thought she had a real cool personality, then she was on Rich Boys, "Good Things". She has also been on tracks with Timbaland and Nas, so she isn't playing any games!

This is the first Freshman album that I have ever heard that has so many big names on it! Lil Wayne, Keyshia Cole, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, & Akon are all featured on her album. I haven't read the credits yet, but it sounds like Timbaland produced most of the songs. There are fourteen songs, including the into, and each one of them are hot. She definitley has some hit singles on this CD, and I can't wait until she puts them out there. My favorite song so far is "Make Love." She also has video to that song with Kanye West, which is very cute!

Keri Hilson is on the right track to becoming a superstar! She dissed one of R&B's Divas (still unsure as to whom it was..Beyonce', Ciara, IDK?), and then came out with a video/commercial with Kanye as the leading man. She knows what she is doing! I can officially say that I am a fan!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

For the Love of Money

I called my job today, and they informed me that we won't have any hours next week either. I'm pretty much fed up, because its not like they are trying to help us out at all. It seems like they have an attitude about the whole thing, when the people that aren't making anything should be the ones with the attitudes. We're all trying to stay positive. I don't know what I'm going to do, but I have to figure out something soon because as of right now, I have no income.

Direction...Where shall I Go?

I've been "constructing" this blog all morning (instead of studying), and I got to thinking "Where exactly am I going with this blog?" A blog is for people to express what they are thinking at the time, right? So I don't have to stick with one spectrum, so I'm not! One day I'll talk about whats going on with me, and that same day I can do a nail polish review or something. By the way, I have an obsession with that stuff! I just wish that I could make my right hand look as good as the left. There is so much going on with me right now, that trying to go in one direction would be a crime. So I won't! So, if you're a reader you'll get a feel of everything from my work life, school life, friends & family, finances, goals & aspirations, beauty, hair (I am trying to grow it to mid back), music, and anything else that comes to mind. I am going to try to keep everything organized, and make sure everything isn't all over the place!!

Love you all, and thanks for reading!!

Random Rambling: 3/18/2009

It is actually March 19th, 2009 as I type, but its only a little past 12, so I'm not stressing. lol. I was just up, and doing some thinking. First off, I have just realized that I have actually had readers. People were commenting, and I did not even know it. I just want to say thank you to anyone who is taking the time out of their day to read whatever I write about! I truly appreciate it!! It is different for me because I'm the type that usually keeps my thoughts to myself, and I am trying new things now, and I am so grateful that there is someone out there that cares enough to see what I have to say.

I have had this blog since August, and I know that I am not using it to its full potential. I am going to change that! I am going to continue doing what I have been doing, but also include some reviews, and other interesting tid bits. I'm thinking about maybe (a little maybe) starting some Vlogging on youtube, but I don't know. Blogging period has been a different spectrum for me, but trying new things keeps life so interesting!

Didn't I say this was going to be random rambling? lol. I'm really into deep thought about my goals and what not. I do know that I am going to get back to work on the Total Package Challenge that I have talked about before. I want to start sticking to the goals that I set, because I know that if I don't follow through with them, the only person that I have to blame is Jasmine Nicole (me!!). Times have been rough, but I feel blessed, and I know that I have control of the life I live. I am going to come up with a plan of action, and get this ball rolling! Let's get it!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dick's Sporting Goods

Okay, so I've been working at Dick's Sporting Goods since November 2008. It has been a good experience, in fact, I'll go as far as to say it is the best place I have ever worked at. Up until January, it was great. Can ya'll believe I have only worked 6 hours there since January? It is March! I am broke, and I just hope that when I do get my hours back, that I have the gas to make it there. Everything this is terrible around here. No one is hiring, and people are getting laid off left and right. I'm not complaining, because I'm grateful to still have a job, but I am just frustrated because I can't afford to do anything. I bought a new computer for school, and I am kind of regretting my purchase. I know that I am not going to part ways with my computer, so I guess I'm just going to be broke for the time being. By the way, I didn't get a laptop. I ended up getting a desktop. Its hot though! Also, they changed the release date for The Sims 3 from February 20th, to June 2nd. I was so upset! But it is all good! Everything is Everything!!!