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Pucker up – New Lipsticks You Need This Fall!

 

BURNT RED  Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Nightfall
BURNT RED Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Nightfall

The bad news : summer is about to wrap up. The good news? You can start thinking about what lipsticks you’re going to wear to welcome the return of fall.

From matte brick red to glossy rose, whatever shade or finish you prefer, there’s a handful of new lipsticks you’re going to want to add to your collection. These are a few shades that i heard will be behind all of your lip moments this season.

As an island girl we don’t have ‘fashion week’ nor do we have 081817-fall-lipsticks-embed-10‘seasons’ but still, Every year we wait for both to roll around. We wait to see what shades and brands all the makeup artist are using and how they apply. Like i said we don’t have seasons here in Jamaica – but we sure want to look fab too!

 

 

The Dream Catcher

IMG_8243Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

The dream catcher has been a part of il_340x270.1159094956_ir22Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

 

L’Erbolario Frescaessenza – What I’m wearing

erbolario-frescaessenza-eau-de-perfume-50-mlClose your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine smelling the scent of lemon and lime: an unmistakable, zesty perfume that touches our deepest emotions with a sparkle and stirs them up.
But then, wafting with the breeze, here is another scent, a warm, enveloping one this time. It is a warm and comforting embrace, like that of a tree that protects us with its foliage and cradles us in its boughs: it is the scent of Larch and Mimosa tenuiflora bark.
Frescaessenza springs exactly from this contrast, from the zest of citrus fruit and the warmth of wood, two opposites that, although so different, attract, blend with and enhance one another, complementing each other and creating exactly that “most beautiful harmony” spoken of by Heraclitus.

Out Of The Blue – Trudi Alexis staycations

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Last weekend some friend’s and i were invited to Treasure Beach for the weekend – and ohh what a weekend it was! We danced, we drank, we ATE, we bar hopped, we played, we laughed and we RELAXED!!!

Treasure beach which is located in St. Elizabeth is Like traveling back in time, to visit Jamaica’s South Coast is to experience a whole other side of our beautiful island – It’s Jamaica like 50 years ago. The pace of living  is slow, the lifestyle is easy going , the people are kind and calm.  Out of the Blue was by far one of the most relaxing villas I’ve ever visited, It’s a modern  home in Old Jamaica! The villa sits on the longest IMG_7546uninterrupted expanse of sea view and black sands. I got to experience some of the most beautiful sun-sets too, my fav!

I felt so safe in treasure beach – i felt like we had our doors and windows open 24/7. Living here in Jamaica that can actually be a pretty awesome feeling – We could hear the waves break on the beach, go for midnight swims in the sea , lay out and star gaze, see the family of goats who often visit looking for snacks, marvel at the pelicans and, most of all, see the sea. Continue reading “Out Of The Blue – Trudi Alexis staycations”

Body Language Signs That Mean He’s Into You ..

creative-man-and-woman-silhouettes-vector-set.jpgLike women, men don’t always say exactly what they’re feeling precisely when they feel it. But guys don’t have to say much to show you what they’re thinking.

That’s because unconscious body language signals can be extremely telling, says Patti Wood, a body language expert with more than 30 years of experience and author of Success Signals, A Guide to Reading Body Language – Taken from COSMO

 His pupils are huge. Either you’re in a super-dark place, or this subtle signal means he’s into you. “Dilation is a brain response that occurs when you like and are attracted to something,” Wood says.

His eyebrows are raised. People tend to use this subconscious expression to help open their eyes when they like what they see. If he raises his brows ever so slightly while you’re talking, it means he’s interested in whatever you’re saying. Continue reading “Body Language Signs That Mean He’s Into You ..”

Chorizo & Pepper Jelly Breakfast Sandwich

I can confidently say i could and would eat breakfast for, well breakfast, lunch and dinner! This sandwich is total perfection especially using Hamilton’s Smoke House Chorizo!!!!! chorizo-pepper-jelly-grilled-cheese-4.jpg
I mean, there’s melted cheese happening here! The toasty buttered bread and melted cheese combo is pretty much perfection on its own, but sometimes you just have to go all in and make a monster of a sandwich and call it breakfast. This sandwich is a weekend brunch dream. It’s filled with spicy chorizo, gooey White Cheddar Cheese Slices. There’s arugula in there for some peppery freshness and a slather of pepper jelly that just hits all those flavor buttons, in a big way. Then, because we can and because it is technically a breakfast sandwich, we top it with a fried egg. I know it’s controversial, but I like mine with a crispy egg skirt and a runny middle, but anyway you wannna fry your egg is a-okay. As long as the middle of the sandwich contains loads of gooey, melted cheese, we’re good.