Saturday, August 30, 2014

DatingDionne101 #8 Was I wrong? #BEDA

I like to write about shopping and beauty related things, but I also like to be a little personal as well.  This is an extremely random blog post but hey it’s my blog I can do what I want to.


So one of my favorite blogger Demetria Lucas has an ask.fm page where people ask the most random relation questions.  So I decided to ask one as well.   The version I asked is pretty short since you only are allowed 300 characters.  So here is the full story:

Once I dated this guy and it was going ok.  One day he randomly gave me a gift.  It wasn’t my birthday or anything.  Now under normal circumstances a girl would be excited.  However I felt kind of uncomfortable because he gave me a gift before and if you read this blog post you’ll have an idea as to why I felt that way.

Any way I mentioned once to him while we were in Macy’s that I don’t know if I would ever shell out over a $1,000 for a bag.  Especially since I’m so frugal.  Long story short, he bought me a Louis Vuitton bag!  Wait what?  However, it was Not a Louis Vuitton bag.  Sigh.

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I kid you not, it was the worse replica, imitation or whatever you want to call it.  Plus it had a horrible plastic leather smell.  I put on the fakest smile ever and just looked at him.  To add insult to injury, he had the nerve to wrap it in a Macy’s bag to try to play it off like it was the real thing.  Oh and not a Macy’s shopping bag but a plastic Macy’s bag.  Double sigh. 

You guys may not know this but I used to work at Macys (plus I also have sense).  Therefore, I know it was a fake.  However, it being fake wasn’t even the issue.  It was the story that came with it.  He told me how he “used his last paycheck to buy this,” and how the cashier told him how “this must be for a lucky lady.”

I remember being so irritated but at the same time really worried for him because clearly he was a pathological liar.  Plus he also thinks I’m an idiot because this was the second time he tried to give me a gift and lied about it. 

In the end I told him I “didn’t feel comfortable with him spending so much money on me.”  I never told him I knew it was fake the same way I never told him I knew that picture he gave me was fake.

Now I writing this because I was having a conversation with someone and I told them this story and they told me I was wrong and that I should be grateful I even got a gift.  So my question to you guy is, was I wrong?

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Itty Bitty Beauty Haul #BEDA

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Hi remember me, yeah the one who wasn’t doing BEDA anymore.  Yeah her.  Well she changed her mind.  I swear I can’t even quit my quitting.  I just felt so darn close to this goal I could almost taste it.  So let’s just chalk it up to me being in my feelings.  However the rest of my BEDA post will be very short and sweet.

So on Wednesday I went to TJ Maxx and was browsing through the beauty section.  If you remember my Love, Like or Loath post, I am not totally happy with the eye cream I currently have. 

I saw this one and just decided to give it a try.  No real reason why.  I didn’t even read any reviews I’m just going in completely blindly.  However I did like that it promises “conceal dark circles.”  


With graduate school approaching, I know I am going to have a few sleepless nights.


While I was there, I also picked up this Vitamin C skin cream.  I tried to find some reviews and I really couldn’t.  So I guess I will be my own guinea pig.  It was the only one left so I’m guessing that’s a good thing. 


It states that it’s hypoallergenic.  I have very sensitive skin so I always look for this in a beaut product.  It also promises to “improve skin elasticity and even skin tone.”

I follow two beauty bloggers thefancyfaced and PatriciaBright and I know they recommend vitamin C to brighten your skin.  I’m hoping this is a good product for all of the above.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

10,000? #BEDA


Hey guys, uhm remember that time I said I wasn’t going to do BEDA anymore?  Well uhm see what had happened was…  Ok I really am not this time I swear.  I just wanted to share that I made 10,000 blog views on 8/27/14.  

I promise they aren’t all my own.  No the really aren’t I created a JavaScript to not track my own views.  (Look at me with my tech talk)  Even though it doesn’t always work depending on what computer I am on and sometimes I clear my cookies. 

Well anyway let me stop rambling.  I want to thank whoever came by, those who stayed and those who commented etc.  It’s been so fun and even though grad school is starting soon, I promised myself I won’t be all work and no play.  I will work on my blog goals in my little bit of spare time…hopefully.  Still no new camera yet.  I’m still up in the air about the cannon t31 since I really feel like I have no idea what to do with a dslr.  

There I go rambling again… ok thank you again.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Mini Post: Motivation from Kandee Johnson #BEDA

Ok I guess I am back sooner than I thought.  No I really am not doing BEDA anymore.  However I had to share this.  If you saw my New Blogger Tag on my YouTube channel, you will know that Kandee Johsnon is one of my favorite bloggers.  



I love a beauty blogger who does more than just beauty. Yes a look book and make up tutorial is great, but sometimes you need a good old fashioned chat.  Pleas check out her latest video.  It was so freaking motivational to me and I think it can be to you too.  She has like a gazillion subscribers so maybe you have already seen it.  But in case you haven’t:



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why I’m No Longer Going To #BEDA

Hey Young Loves, ok I know you’re thinking.  “Why would she stop now when she’s so close to the 31st?”  Well I originally took on this challenge in order to see if I can do it.  I have confirmed I can if I wanted to.  However, blogging constantly requires me to be on social media a lot.  I have to post, them promote, then interact, read comments etc.  (If you’re a blogger you already know the deal.)

I really feel I need a social media break at this point.  I literally have been getting these minor headaches and I think I am just taking in way too much.  Social media can actually have an adverse effect on your progress.  It can sometimes make you begin to compare yourself to others and I just can’t do that to myself. 

Furthermore, I will be starting my graduate program as of September 5th (I will blog about this later on) and I just really want to relax, put myself in a better mood, and mentally and physically prepare myself for all the hard work coming my way.  So in other words I want to do absolutely nothing!!

I will be back of course but just not on such a strict scheduled.  I don’t want to make it seem like I’m making excuses, but hey whatever.   

So I will see you very soon, but just not for the rest of this month lol.  Thank so far for doing BEDA with me.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Highlights of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #BEDA

Hey Young Loves, ok so here are my highlights of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards:

1-Somebody won some award
2-Some group performed
3-Beyonce

Okay okay I’m done shading.  The awards weren’t that bad.  I know people would disagree, but I expected way worse.  This is the first time in a long time I actually sat and watched an entire award show beginning to end.  I sure wasn’t here for the BET awards. 

I was kind of impressed with some performances.  That Ariana Grande girl really can sing.  I liked Jessie J. too.  I thought Nicki Minaj did her thing despite her wardrobe malfunction.  Adam Levine is officially Bae.  I’m not exactly sure where Maroon 5 was performing but I liked the performance none the less.

Speaking of Bae.  Can someone find me a corny darkskin R&B dude like Jason Derulo please?  He just looks like he sings Jordin Sparks to sleep.

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As far as outfits, I’m no fashionista so I will just tell you who looked pretty.  I thought JLO look pretty.  I thought Kelly looked nice too.  Kim Kardashian’s boobs looked great…K I’m done.


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So if I had to rate the show as an adult I would give it a 6/10.  If I were a teenager again I’d probably give it a 9/10.  I really had no idea who Fifth Harmony was?  I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t Dainty Kane.  

I did notice a few Viners and YouTubers made it to the red carpet.  Even though I don’t actually know much about her, I did notice Ingrid Nilson or Missglamorazzi co-hosted the “insta-glam” section.  That’s pretty awesome.
 
Now I would talk about BeyoncĂ©’s performance and acceptance speech, but honestly that lady kills and slays me so much I just run out of energy when I try to even discuss her.  See now I’m tired again.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Most Pinned Item On Pinterest #BEDA

For some reason every time I check my Pinterest notifications, someone has re-pinned these socks.  
Photo Source: Macys.com

I pinned this item back in the winter when I did a blog post on what to buy a guy for Christmas.  It has been re-pined over 40 times.  I wish I knew why this pin was so popular.  Anywho just wanted to share in case any one else wanted to re-pin them as well.  Happy shopping and don’t for get to follow me on Pinterest while you’re at it.  Of course my information is below as usual.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

UNDERWARENESS #BEDA

Are your panty lines showing and UOENO?



Hey Young Loves, let’s talk undies.  Check out my new YouTube video on “Underwarness.” I thought it could be helpful.  Yes this counts as blog post.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

You're Beautfiul #BEDA

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I’m ashamed to admit that only heard of this song from Love and Hip-Hop. However, when I saw who sang it I did recognize the artist’s name.  I heard him earlier this year while when listening to a Christian radio station on vacation in Las Vegas.  Yeah I know gospel music and “the city of sin” don’t seem to mix but his melodic voice definitely caught my attention. 



I have been playing this song over and over again.  I wish I had a sultry date night outfit to put together so I could make a YouTube video and have this song as my background music….but I don’t.  So until then I’ll just keep it on replay.  Hope you guys enjoy it as well.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Black Kim Kardashian #BEDA

Hey guys so I’m totally obsessed with this Kim Kardashian Hollywood game.  I saw a few YouTube videos absolutely bashing it and I decided to try it for myself.  Yeah it’s a little silly but hey where else am I going to get paid thousands to do photo shoots and hosts parties.  I’ve already bought a condo in Hollywood.  GO ME.  Anyway my avatars are fierce.  I definitely base them on myself.  Check out my pics below.




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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Hair Hates It #BEDA

So remember that un-boxing post I did?  Check it out here.  Well one of the items I was really excited about was the Carol’s Daughter moisturizing hair oil.  Well I tried it. My hair hates it.  I really wanted to like it but my hair said nah chill.


It made it so dry!  How does oil make you hair dry?  I already used olive oil in my hair and it worked great.  


Left my hair shiny and light. Granted I still have a lot of issue with my hair but at least this was helping.  I guess if it aint broke then don’t fix it.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why I Had to Break Up With My 30 Year Old Dentist? #BEDA

So last month I went to the dentist for a checkup.  I have been having tooth pain which I was in denial about.  Why you ask?  First!  I hate the dentist.  Secondly, I didn’t want to spend any more money on dental work.  Anyway I showed up to my new dentist who was highly recommended online.  I walked in the office to see this little boy.
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Ok let me stop being disrespectful, he was a grown man but he was super young. And yes I’ll admit he was also very good looking. The women in the office were practically swooning.  Then it clicked to me.  I wonder if most of those amazing reviews online were from these women?  Dammit!   

So he wasn’t actually that young, he was 30 years old.  I am in my late twenties so…I felt uncomfortable.  Why you ask?  First!  He’s just a little bit older than me.  Secondly, I don’t trust young people who have their life together.  It’s not normal ok.

This caught me off guard but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt.  Alright, no I didn’t.  I just didn’t want to be rude and ask for his driver’s license.

Strike 1- he read my x-rays upside down.  (Ok it can happen to the best of us)
Strike 2- he splashed water all over my face.  (Ok he has shaky hands or nah?)
Strike 3- he didn’t even mention the tooth that was hurting me and told me everything looked fine with it.  (Ok so why am I in pain?)
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So after changing my dental insurance I had to get a new dentist regardless.  After going on Google and researching “50 year old dentists that have being working in the field since the dawn of time,” I found one.    

OFCOURSE he found that I had an infection in my root canal and that’s where the pain was coming from.  So I’m pretty sure I didn’t develop it within 2 weeks sicne my last dental checkup.  I’m not saying that age was a factor of the misdiagnosis. Actually the dentist who did the original root canal jacked me up and he was like 65…but still.

Ok I just wanted to share this for no real reason.  I’m just terrified because I have to have dental surgery and I’m scared as heck!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

New Vlogger Tag #BEDA


I did the New Blogger Tag on Tuesday, so I said hey why not do the New Vlogger tag since I’m out here being brand new and all.  So check out my video below…and yes this counts as a blog post HA HA!



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love, Like or Loathe #BEDA

Hey Young Loves, even though I have oily skin for some reason I experienced dry patches around my eyes and my cheeks this summer.  I tried a few products to try and help it.  I am going to talk about 3 in particular.

Love: Clinique’s Moisture Surge

I actually got this as a sample (but you can purchase the 0.5 sample size for $12).  I love this because I can mix it with my sunscreen.  It took those dry patches right away.  Even though it’s pricey I’m actually thinking of purchasing the full size.  The price however does range from $38.50 to $52.00…damn

Like: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment

I bought this for $28.50 and it’s just ok.  It does moisturize the skin around my eyes.  However, all the reviews I read stated a small amount goes a long way.  I don’t feel like this is true.  I need to use a little more than I’d like to.  Plus for the price I don’t think I should have to use so much.  However I do like that it has avocado in it and it doesn’t migrate into my eyes and burn!

Loathe: Proactive + Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

I bought this not only to moisturize my face but also for acne concerns since it contains salicylic acid.  I really don’t feel it does either, I think the older formula better soothes my skin.  Honestly, I don’t think I need it at all as I only break out during that time of the month.  Plus it is not hydrating at all and I still have to use a moisturizer.  Pointless.

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Forever yours, Dionne
                                                                     
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Social Media Saturday Updated #BEDA


Hey everyone I’ve updated my Social Media pages a little bit, so I figured may was well do the official announcement on my blog.

Ok here we go

Twitter: http://twitter.com/youngequasl4eva is now http://twitter.com/Foreverdionne

Of course don’t forget these other pages which haven’t changed
Yelp: www.4everyoungmsd.yelp.com

Ok that’s all so find me and lets connect.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Mall at Bay Plaza Opens Up and I Have Opinions #BEDA

Hey Young Loves.  So I am a Bronx girl.  I have lived here for a majority of my life.  I was super excited to see the new Mall at Bay Plaza opened up Thursday.  Since I work I missed the ribbon cutting ceremony as well as the chance to receive a $10 Macy’s gift card.  


However, the lines were ridiculous so it was ok.


I wasn’t sure how the traffic and parking situation was so I took the bus.  One thing I loved about Bay Plaza was that I could just whip in and out and not have to worry about parking.  So patrons be prepare because after Labor Day weekend you’re going to have to pay for parking.  Whomp Whomp.

I do have 1 more pet peeve and I’m so mad I have to write this.  So there I was standing in awe of this beautiful mall.  I was one the second level and then all of a sudden a crowd started rushing towards me.  Basically a group of teens started fighting and chasing each other. (Deep sigh) I’m like see...this is why people cannot have nice things.  It was so embarrassing.  However the mall cops were on it.

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I probably won’t be back until around October.  I understand the excitement but I need people to act like they have been to a store before.  Plus I’m definitely more of an online shopper since I love getting my cash back from Ebates.

I do want to say I am very happy the mall is here.  I saw a dozen “now hiring” signs and I know it has already employed a lot of people.  


I think it’s a great thing for the Bronx.




I loved her OOTD.


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