Al and Jesse follow suit with Obama…

Keywords: al sharpton, jesse jackson, presiden obama, marriage equality

 

Following President Obamas support last week of same-sex marriage and equal rights, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Shaprton have also pledged their support. Jacson and Sharpton are tow major players with regards to African-American and Black politics, as well as politics in general.   They are now urging their communities to stand in line with The President…

 

Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites.

 

“This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times.”

 

 

According to The LA Times, Jackson then called for black preachers to address the issue with their congregations on Sunday.  He mentioned that gays and lesbians are fighting for the country and teaching America’s children.   He even said that they are leading congregations within many black churches.  He urged Americans to remember that gay marriage isn’t taking rights from anyone else, but rather, opening the door for everyone to have the same opportunities.

 

“You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate,” Jackson said. “The law protects you from being abused. It doesn’t threaten your lifestyle for someone else to have the right to exhibit their lifestyle,” he later added.

 

“I salute President Obama’s statement today supporting same-sex marriage,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statementthat went on to add: “This is not about mine or anyone’s personal or religious views. It is about equal rights for all. We cannot be selective with civil rights. We must support civil rights for everybody or we don’t support them for anyone.”

 

 

 




I want to be a drag queen!

Keyword: drag makeup, drag queen, makeup tutorial

I want to take a class from this guy!  This is absolutely amazing!  The way he transforms his face…it’s truly art! I’ve always had a slight obsession with drag makeup.  Its not fair that they get to wear such amazing eye shadows that if I wore on a regular  basis I would be labeled…well…something that I don’t want to be labeled haha.  I know wePRIDEny fans will get a kick out of this too. Enjoy!




Spoof ice cream mocks OWS

Keywords: occupy wall street, ben & jerrys, ice cream

 

 

Since the majority of the people participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan have zero clue what they’re doing down there and what they’re protesting for I find this spoof Ben & Jerry’s ice cream container to be absolutely hysterical.  ”…with some other good stuff in there… we think… we’re not really sure… nobody can explain it to us.”  Yeah, that seems about right!




An appropriate article for today!

Keyword: young skin, aging skin, youthful appearance

 

When I turned 20 I was told how important it is to use products that will keep your skin looking young.  When I tured 25, I actually started to listen to this advice!  Now that I am 30, I am so glad I took this advice and still keep a great routine today!

 

While out to dinner this weekend with my family, my mom had mentioned it was my birthday (yes, they all sang to me!). Well, apparently the kid working the front thought I was a teenager! The staff had to ask how old I was turning and they didn’t believe me!  How’s that for a confidence booster?!  I know I have my genes to thanks, but I also know the importance of following a daily beauty schedule!

 

So what do I do to keep my skin looking as young as possible? Well, I’m glad you asked because I was going to tell you anyway ;)

 

 

-Never go to sleep with makeup on!! Ever!!!  Always wash your face before you go to bed. Make sure to get ALL your eye makeup off!  Find that eye makeup removers are too rough or greasy? Take a little moisturizer on a q-tip and use it to get all that extra liner and mascara off!

 

-Wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning, once before bed.  Too many washings can dry your skin out.

 

-Find the perfect moisturizer for your am routine and one for your pm routine (sometimes they can be the same one).

 

 

- Use an exfoliant at least once a week.  I actually use a light one every day. It’s not too rough on my skin and I feel it gets right down to my pores. You have to find what works for you!

 

-Try not to over-use your makeup.  If you don’t have anything to cover, why cover it? Don’t load your face up with foundations if it is  not needed.  Wear the least amount of daily makeup as you can!  I am abe to get away with just a mineral powder with an occasional spot treatment of concealer.

 

-SPF!! I use a moisturizer that has an SPF in it already. Tanning beds are a no no!  In the summer I am guilty of sitting on a beach all day. I do like to get a little color, but I never over-do it!

 

 

-Sleep!! This one is most important and my favorite!  Make sure you get yourself enough beauty sleep! You don’t want to look tired and worn out!

 

There are plenty more things you can do to help keep your skin feeling great at 30, 40, 50, even 60!  You just have to take care of it!  Don’t abuse your body. Treat it with care.




An appropriate article for today!

Keyword: young skin, aging skin, youthful appearance

 

When I turned 20 I was told how important it is to use products that will keep your skin looking young.  When I tured 25, I actually started to listen to this advice!  Now that I am 30, I am so glad I took this advice and still keep a great routine today!

 

While out to dinner this weekend with my family, my mom had mentioned it was my birthday (yes, they all sang to me!). Well, apparently the kid working the front thought I was a teenager! The staff had to ask how old I was turning and they didn’t believe me!  How’s that for a confidence booster?!  I know I have my genes to thanks, but I also know the importance of following a daily beauty schedule!

 

So what do I do to keep my skin looking as young as possible? Well, I’m glad you asked because I was going to tell you anyway ;)

 

 

-Never go to sleep with makeup on!! Ever!!!  Always wash your face before you go to bed. Make sure to get ALL your eye makeup off!  Find that eye makeup removers are too rough or greasy? Take a little moisturizer on a q-tip and use it to get all that extra liner and mascara off!

 

-Wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning, once before bed.  Too many washings can dry your skin out.

 

-Find the perfect moisturizer for your am routine and one for your pm routine (sometimes they can be the same one).

 

 

- Use an exfoliant at least once a week.  I actually use a light one every day. It’s not too rough on my skin and I feel it gets right down to my pores. You have to find what works for you!

 

-Try not to over-use your makeup.  If you don’t have anything to cover, why cover it? Don’t load your face up with foundations if it is  not needed.  Wear the least amount of daily makeup as you can!  I am abe to get away with just a mineral powder with an occasional spot treatment of concealer.

 

-SPF!! I use a moisturizer that has an SPF in it already. Tanning beds are a no no!  In the summer I am guilty of sitting on a beach all day. I do like to get a little color, but I never over-do it!

 

 

-Sleep!! This one is most important and my favorite!  Make sure you get yourself enough beauty sleep! You don’t want to look tired and worn out!

 

There are plenty more things you can do to help keep your skin feeling great at 30, 40, 50, even 60!  You just have to take care of it!  Don’t abuse your body. Treat it with care.




Maybe the skies will clear up

Keyword: rainy day, rain nails, nail art

It’s raining again today. Been raining since the weekend actually…in fact it hailed here on Long Island yesterday!  I thought it would be clever if I found a video on rainy day nails for you guys to watch today.  This is a very cute idea and a great way to make use of old top coat that just got too sticky!  Enjoy!




Not only helps with weight loss

Keyword: fasting diet, weight loss, healthy hair

Did you spend all of the cooler months vegging out on crap and now that it is summer you are regretting it all?  Did your skin loose its glow and your hair loose it’s shine?  Why not try a fast to kick all the crap out of your system and get your body feeling healthy again?

 

Fasts are not just good for cleaning out your insides.  They can also help refresh your skin and your hair! Here are a few ones to try-

 

-water only fast.  This one is too difficult for me to ever do as I am always hungry and living on just water would be very frustrating, but if you can handle it., go for it!  I suggest you only do this one for 3-4 days

-raw fruits and veggies. This one I do every once in a while and I really do notice that my skin looks fantastic afterwards…not to mention the fact that my body feels great.  Usually I go to the store and stock up on all sorts of fruits and vegetables and I eat them continuously throughout the day. I drink only water along side of this…sometimes adding some lemon to my water for flavor. I am able to do this fast for about 5 days, you can do it up to 7 though. I usually do it during the week day and then allow myself to eat food again on the weekends!

-The lemonade diet.  Sounds yummy…but it’s not! This lemonade includes fresh squeezed lemons, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper.  You want to drink about 12 of these a day! Along side of this, take a laxative morning and evening. Gradually resume eating normally once the cleanse is finished so that your gastrointestinal system gets used to digesting solid foods again. This one is really known for helping with weight loss!

 

There are so many other fasting techniques out there, you just have to find the one that works for you but I am telling you, if you do it right your body will feel great and your hair and skin will thank you!!