P&W: My Top 10 Faves in 2010

Yup!  Couldn’t leave out my favorite Praise and Worship songs!!!

To see the elite playlist on YouTube you can click HERE.

For all my SDAs out there, I hope this helps you welcome in this New Year’s Eve/Old Year’s Night Sabbath the right way.  And to all, I hope these songs inspire you and help you to Praise and Worship the one who has helped you to see this New Year of 2011.

Love and God Bless,

– T

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2011 New Year’s Party New-New Part 3: The Eyes and The Lips

This was actually really hard because although I knew exactly what look I wanted to get (gold eyes with red lips) I wasn’t quite sure how to put it together…or if it would even look that great together.  Remember, I am no make up guru.  I just do what I can.

So I took to youtube to see what I could find and after a LONG time searching I finally found the perfect look.  I really like it so I’m gonna use it as my inspiration (minus the false lashes and possibly without the winged out eyeliner).  This is a tutorial I found by BeautySplurge.  Yes we’re different skin tones but I think it’ll work out 🙂

As for the products, I’ll be using the following.

EYES

– Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden
– NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Gold
– Assorted bronzes, golds, and browns from my Sephora Ultimate Blockbuster Palette
– Wet N’ Wild Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner in 886 (Black)
– Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Mascara

LIPS

So this part I’m actually really excited about.  As many of my faithful readers may know, I recently bought my very first lipstick and I love it.  It’s my go to shade whenever I put make up on for church or whatever.  But for this occasion I wanted to do something a little bit more daring; hence the red lip.  Now this too was a quest, definitely had to get the help of a make up consultant at Nordstrom’s yesterday to kinda find a shade that I felt really went well with my skin tone.  And I really like this one a lot!  Definitely totally different and a little out of my comfort zone but hey it’s gonna be 2011!!! lol  So here’s the lip colour I picked out 🙂

LAURA MERCIER Creme Lip Colour in Truly Red


Truly Red

(warm orange-red)

Then I realized….I’d probably need a liner as per all the tutorials I’ve seen on Youtube.  So decided to go cheap and try one out that’s a fave of one of my make up gurus on there, emilynoel83 of BeautyBroadcast.

RIMMEL London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner Definer in Ravish

Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 

So yeah!  Excited to see how this all comes together.  And yes, I will do my very best to post pics of the final look for you all.

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As always,

Love and God Bless,

– T



HotTT: My Top 10 Faves in 2010

Hey Guys!  So yeah it’s not Tuesday, but to make up for all the HotTT posts I’ve missed, decided to make a post of some of the songs that came out this year that I absolutely LOVED!  It was extremely hard to narrow it down to just 10 so I have 5 bonus ones too lol.  And that STILL doesn’t include everything.  

As most you probably know, most of the songs I really couldn’t embed (these people got tight security on their music!  Can’t say I blame them lol).  SOOO I went ahead and made a playlist on YouTube!  Yaay!

TOP 10 FAVES OF 2010 (in no particular order):  Click HERE to see the run down!

I hope you go ahead and watch my playlist on YouTube and that you like my little list and if it’s something you never heard before, I hope it peaks your interest 🙂

FAVES THAT COULDN’T FIT IN TO THE TOP 10

– Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock” 

– Corinne Bailey Rae – “Closer” 

– Jawan Harris – “Nobody” 

– Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”

– Shontelle – “Impossible”

Looking forward to good music in 2011 🙂

Love and God Bless,

– T

2011 New Year’s Party New-New Part 2: The Shoes

I really didn’t want to buy a new pair of shoes just for this occasion, especially since I have a ton in my closet already.  So I decided to go to a pair that have become one of my faves (and my friends’ faves) ever since I got ’em. 

CHARLOTTE RUSSE Ruched Velvet Peep-Toe Booties

Ruched Velvet Peep-Toe Booties

Ruched Velvet Peep-Toe Booties

It’s a strong contender.  Not sure if it’s the final choice yet.

Basic and black so the dress will pretty much have all the attention.  But still fly enough to stay on par with the dress lol.

It’s coming together…. 🙂

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Love and God Bless,

– T

Muy Interesante: End of Sinners

I actually think this should more be called “End of Sin…” but hey, I didn’t write the thing lol.  Just wanted to share my devotional though from this morning with you guys. 

Sidenote:  Is it weird that I’m pretty excited about what my devotional book for the new year is gonna be like??? lol

Scripture Reference:  And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. – Rev. 20:9 (NASB)

Ebola hemorrhagic fever, caused by the most virulent virus known, produces internal and external bleeding, and victims typically die from hypovolemic shock and/or organ breakdown.  Dictators such as Stalin, Hitler, and Idi Amin have slaughtered literally millions of victims.  Some babies lack a forebrain and cerebrum.  Having no consciousness, they cannot see, hear, or feel.  Millions of sex slaves (approximately 50,000 in the United States) find themselves physically and emotionally abused by both their pimps and johns.

Drunk drivers cause a traffic fatality about every 30 minutes in the United States.  During the 25-year period between December 1981 and January 2006, more than 25 million people died from AIDS.  In 2005, AIDS destroyed about 3 million men, women, and children.  Some 70 percent of persons with necrotizing fasciitis (the generic name for the disease cause by flesh-eating bacteria) die a painful death if untreated, and 25 percent die even if treated.  Every 2.43 seconds of every single day, someone dies from starvation, and 85 percent of these victims are children under the age of 5.

The existence — no, the prevalence — of suffering arguably provides the strongest case against the existence of God and for atheism.  Indeed, as far back as the Greek philosopher Epicurus (341 B.C. to 270 B.C.), the reality of evil has put thinkers on the horns of a dilemma:  (1) if God wants to avert evil but cannot, then He is impotent; (2) if God can prevent evil but doesn’t, then He is Himself evil; (3) if God is both willing and able to put a stop to evil, then it shouldn’t exist, yet it does; (4) if God both wills evil and causes it, then He isn’t moral and hence not worthy of worship; (5) it’s clear that God — at least a benevolently moral deity — doesn’t exist.

Theologians have proposed rationales for the existence of evil and the agony it produces, suggesting that for reasons not always obvious to the human mind God has allowed the continuance of evil and its attendant suffering.  Today’s passage, though, makes it clear that despite the ongoing presence of evil, God does want to destroy it and has the capability to do so.  Indeed, He shall destroy evil and evildoers.  Would a beneficient deity destroy evil and its perpetrators?  Absolutely!  As a morally blameless person, He finds evil offensive — as do we.

Love and God Bless,

– T

You see me, you know me, you love me…MADLY ~ P&W: Israel Houghton ft. Fred Hammond

You know it never ceases to amaze me just how much God loves me.  The craziest thing about it though is that he knows EVERYTHING about me, the good and the VERY BAD.  He knows how messed up I am, how far from perfect I am, yet he still loves me…smh.

That’s why I think I love this song so very much…it expresses these feelings perfectly.  I hope you guys can relate 🙂

I love Him…and He first loved me…

Love and God Bless,

– T

2011 New Year’s Party New-New Part 1: The Dress

Hey Guys!  So this is my new mini series.  I’m going to this New Year’s Day party that one of my friends and his crew are putting together for Adventist young adults in my area.  It’s kinda fancy so I’m a lil excited to get all dressed up and what not.  So as per recommendations by one of my friends, I’m gonna share the fun with you guys :-).  First up!  The dress!

Went out on a quest today for the perfect dress for the occasion.  The color scheme is Silver and Gold and I happen to think that gold looks really nice against my skin tone.  So that’s what I was looking for.  I actually had an idea of what I wanted because I had pre-shopped online lol.  But I wasn’t sure if the store would have the dress I saw online in stock in the actual store.  By God’s grace though (yes even shopping successes I attribute to His grace lol…smh) IT WAS!  And here’s the beauty right here 🙂

EXPRESS Metallic One-Shoulder Banded Dress

Isn’t it HOT!!!??? 😀 

I got it in a small and it fit like a glove.  And it actually looks a tad bit shorter on the model than it did on me…but then again…I’m a shortie for real lol.  I’m excited to see how I’m gonna pull the whole look together but I’m excited. 

What do you guys think???   Leave your comments below!  And stay tuned to see what else goes into the look 🙂

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Love and God Bless,

– T