Carnival

Every individual on this earth must participate in at least one bacchanal (carnival). The experience is invigorating. Check out the "Carnivals" tab as I aim to accomplish my dream of participating in every worldly carnival before time's up.

¡Flamenco!

¿Tú entiendes español? ¡Buena! Amo el baile "Flamenco. Me gustaría para alguien enseñarme cómo hacer este baile. Amo las culturas de muchas diferentes países y religiones, incluyendo España, Muslim y más. Type "flamenco" in the search bar for more.

Thanksgiving

I've grown up loving the idea of family and eventually assimilated myself into a small circle of friends. Quality time with my closest people is something very important to me. Check out the "Travels" tab for some of my most valuable times spent on holidays.

Fashion Week

I'm not the biggest fashion geek but I do enjoy it. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is a very important week in the fashion world. I've had the opportunity to enjoy a few other events also. Type in "Fashion Week" in the search bar for more.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been one of my most life-changing experiences in regards to nightlife! Check out the "Travels" tab to uncover other fun trips!

No Music, No Life

Music has had one of the biggest influences on my life and still continues to do so. It became a big part of my childhood with my father being active in the Reggae industry. Type "Music" in the search bar for posts related to my musical outlooks.

City of Champs

I love sports because I love a challenge. I have extreme pride for Boston also! Check out "sports" under the "More Attractions" tab for sports-related posts!

Rockefeller Center

There is always something to do in the city of no sleep! Join me in the NYC journeys (and more cities) found under any of the "Travels", "Carnivals" and "More Attractions" tabs.

Fabulous People: Boryana Yordanova

There are awesome people out there that the world in its entirety will never know about. I've discovered that I happen to personally know a few! Check out "People" under the "Entertainment" tab to learn more about them!

Bon Appétit

FOOD! Need I say more? I LOVE FOOD. I eat a lot proudly lol. Check out a few of my Boston and NYC recommendations under "More Attractions" for brief reviews.

Dancing With The Stars

It wouldn't be out of the ordinary to see me or my companany in the presence of the world's most talented, some of whom happen to be good friends. Olympic gold medalists Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell aren't the only ones that knew how to get down with the crew! You might come across a few surprises in random posts.

Easter in Jamaica

Love to travel? We have something in common! After reading a few posts on this blog, you'll be ready to pack your vacation bag with me.

En El Tiempo de Las Mariposas

"In the Time of the Butterflies' is a remarkable movie that shares the true story of 3 girls from La República Dominicana fighting against their country's dictator. This is my favorite heroine story to date. Type "politics" in the search bar for political opinions.

Live, From Radio City!

There are more perks being a city-girl than any other type of girl! Too many. Daytime, late-night, or cultural shows can be found under the "More Attractions" tab.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Honey + Aspirin Mask: A Natural Bronzer!

HONEY AND ASPIRIN MASK
I have a secret! I went to go meet my friend at church on my lunch break from work and she told me I got a TAN when there's been like no sun out lol. HONEY AND ASPIRIN (crushed) people. Google it. Sickest bronzer ever.




Aspirin isn't just good for preventing heart attacks!

Aspirin – An anti-inflamatory so it will immediately reduce redness. Contains salicylic acid which is one of the most commonly used ingredients in acne products as it cleans out pores and exfoliates the skin (which is ideal for sloughing away fine lines and wrinkles too).


Honey – The antibacterial properties in honey benefit acne-prone skin by reducing breakouts and healing current flair ups. It’s also a natural humectant so it locks in necessary moisture to keep skin hydrated and glowing.

Need:
Honey
Aspirin
Container
Spoon (use both ends to crush aspirin)

  1. Put honey in container you will use for storage
  2. Carefully crush up two pills for every three tablespoons of honey
  3. Mix them by sprinkling the crushed aspirin onto the honey
  4. Shake it up as much as possible
  5. Apply to face but gently rubbing in circles, evenly spreading out mixture on face
  6. Keep it on face for 15 minutes at minimum (one time, I put it on my face and cleaned the house for a whole hour before realizing it was still on my face, the results seemed stronger)
  7. Keep it in a contained bottle (or at least covered/ziplocked)



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No Water In The House? Too Lazy To Go To The Store? Simple Way To Drink Healthy Water From Home!

My family comes from Jamaica, and unlike Jamaica, you cannot drink water from the pipe here in America. Well, at least not where I live in the busy streets of Boston.



So what do I do? Just what my mother and her siblings, their mother and her siblings, and so many people who don't have access to pure water as often as they should does. I boil water!

I simply put on a pot of water and boil it for at least 10 minutes, just what I do to make tea. It kills the bacteria we get from the pipe. After boiling it, I simply store it in old bottles I have finished using after finishing other drinks.



I find this very convenient and money-saving (even though water is cheap as can be, if not free).

Stop Cleaning Your Ears With Cotton Swabs!

No more cleaning ears with cotton swabs!

As plenty of us have already heard before, using cotton swabs could damage the insides of your ear. Instead of cleaning out the wax, it moreso pushes the wax deeper in your ear and could possibly damage body parts that affect our hearing. On top of that, it is not even healthy to clean out your wax all the time. We don't want too much wax strong our ears, but leaving a little wax in can prevent bacteria from entering and damaging out ears.


If you really think it's time to clean out your wax,

  1. Take a tablespoon of olive oil and pour it in one year while tilting head so it could be possible
  2. Do it for both ears
  3. I recommend doing it overnight so the olive oil can do its magic of breaking down the wax and letting it naturally come out of your ears
  4. Put a towel on your pillow to prevent oil stains





Homemade Deodorant!


Hey. I'm a DIY freak. After making what is probably my 5th batch of homemade deodorant, I thought I'd share the simple steps to making a quick and healthier deodorant than what the majority of us normally use everyday.

I was tired of hearing why deodorants containing certain chemicals they sell ins stores are bad for you. There weren't many options for organic deodorants, so to save money and preserve convenience, I decided to make my own.

Need:
6 T coconut oil
1/4 cornstarch
1/4 baking soda
Essential oils (tea tree, peppermint)


  1. Mix the ingredients together and shake. If making a larger dose, keep the ratio of each ingredient constant
  2. Store in closed container in room temperature



Drinking Tea Before Bed & In Morning

Drinking tea in the morning is a popular thing to do. But does anyone know truly why?

In addition to the antioxidants it provides, the strength it gives to your bones, and the simple fact that tea contains less caffeine than coffee; tea also helps digestion (a big thing for me). I find it useful to drink morning and night.

Morning - for a soothing & tasty awakening in the morning, and to burn out any in-the-middle-of-the-night snacks I consumed (bad habit)

Night - to help the digestion of what I consumed during the day

Green, peppermint, and ginger tea are my favorites. My father grew a peppermint tree at our house in Jamaica, as many Jamaicans do. Let me tell you, there's nothing better than natural peppermint leaves brewed early in the morning at sunrise. It's my favorite thing to do when I wake up in the morning. The flavor is tastably different & better.


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