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World AIDS day- supporting it, fashionably of course.

1 Dec

I realize this should have been done early, early this morning. Never too late though to spread awareness.

There are 33.4 million people living with HIV globally.

31.1 million are adults.

15 million are women.

You can also donate to charities and there are retailers such as MAC and Gap that have product lines that give proceeds to the cause. MAC Viva glam products donate every single penny to the cause. GAP product (Red) has been around for a few years, this line also donates proceeds to help women and children in Africa fight and prevent the spread of AIDS and HIV.

Check some of  the products out:

 

These stats are mind boggling. Do yourself a favor. Get tested, know your status. There are many places on a local level that offer free HIV testing. On your next annual exam ask for the test.

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Black Girls Rock!

18 Oct

Obviously! This past Saturday evening a star studded event occurred in NYC…. Founded by DJ Beverly Bonds,  Black Girls Rock  celebrated their 5th annual show, honoring Ruby Dee, Keke Palmer and Raven Symone.

                                  

“MISSION ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK!:

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color, as well as to encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves. For the past four years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls aged 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning. By speaking to the next generation in their formative years about issues of self-worth, goals, and aspirations, the organization reinforces the message that young women need not objectify themselves or relinquish their autonomy. “

The only problem? I wasn’t there. From what I saw via twitter and pictures it was all sorts of AWESOMENESS. It also reminded me that I haven’t volunteered for a good cause as of late.Unacceptable. Going to get on that! The actual show will air on BET on November 7th, be sure to tune in!

Here are some amazing pics of the night.

  Pictures courtesy of Essence

 

Make up Forever Moulin Rouge lipstick pics +Kiss for a Cause

27 Aug

I don’t  know why everyone is so scurred of red lips but I for one, can’t live without them. Its like demanding authority without saying word. Being sexy without trying. Anyway, Make up forever does the damn thing (per usual) with this Moulin Rouge (#43) lipstick, inspired by the Moulin Rouge dancers in Paris (I just said Paris in a really thick french accent). Its creamy, rich, and I ate an avocado and flamin hot cheetos and it didn’t budge.

Here is a swatch

 

My hair was pretty terrible today.

dresser is a mess, ummm. it gives the pic character? lol anyway. I love this lipstick.

Here are some of the lipsticks that are eligible for the Kiss for a Cause, at Sephora.

 

Beat Cancer.

18 Jul

Hope everyone is enjoying their HOT Sunday. I am off work so I can’t complain 🙂 For many of you who know me outside of the blog, may know that today is my Dad’s birthday. He died almost 2 years ago of Pancreatic cancer, I’m sure the most deadliest form of cancer. When Pancreatic cancer is found, it is often already in the terminal stage. My father died 6 months after his diagnosis.But he lived a great life, full of laughter and surrounded by friends and family. Two of his brothers since then also have been diagnosed with cancer and, by the God’s mercy are SURVIVORS!

Rather than spend the day crying and being depressed all day, I am doing what he did, living life to the fullest! Please read about how you can help. I was also touched by a litte girl named Shannon , an 11 year old girl who has leukemia. She is searching for a bone marrow donor. She is Dominican and African American, which limits her chance of finding a donor. Many miniorities have a heard time finding a match, however you can join the registry here. She is also having a drive this Friday in New York City, from 10-4pm. It only requires your mouth to be swabbed! Click one of the mentioned links for more information.