Dear Diary, Lifestyle, Make- Up, Tiffany's Tales

Twenty of My Favourite Things…

Hey you there,

As a continuation of my oversharing January Blog Challenge, 🎶these are a few of my favorite thing my favorite things🎶(to do, eat, and acquire).

1. HAMBURGERS
Double Bacon Cheeseburger with pickles, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, jalapeño peppers and even more bacon and cheese with fries on the side. If you ever asked me to describe love in a sentence.
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2.JAMAICAN CHICKEN PATTIES
This is a prime staple in a Jamaican’s diet. Patties are made from a meat/seafood (beef, chicken, shrimp) soy or vegetables. Most people prefer Beef Patties- I prefer Chicken- with Coco Bread and Cheese. (My mouth is watering just writing this).

3. GRAPEFRUIT
I pretty much like anything that has a sour taste is one interpretation of my heart. I like lemons, limes, passion fruits- anything that will make me squeeze my eyes closed.121207_hol_grapefruit-crop-rectangle3-large

4. POMEGRANATES
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5. EATING/ HANGING OUT WITH MY FRIENDS
I particularly like this because it does not require much energy. All I have to do is show up, eat fatty foods, and not move for like an hour and a half. This is my definition of working out/exercise.  There is always good conversation mostly about nothing or we act out conversations of the people around us who are on dates.

6. LEMONADE… This was way before Beyoncé too.. lemonade-640-dm

7. MY OWN SPACEpersonal-space

8. MY FRIENDS
I don’t go around liking random people, but I do like my friends when they become that. Since starting university, I have made two (kinda sad right), but I do like to keep my circle small as I have become somewhat of a loner. But they are A-OK. Love ’em.img_3634

9. READING  📖
I just want to live vicariously through the characters.

10. MUSIC
Like reading, music also allows me to escape reality for a bit. It brings to life events and scenario that we encounter daily but often fail to put in words. It is a beautiful thing really. 

11. BLOGGING/ WRITING✍🏽
As long as I find the time to blog and there is an interesting topic I will blog. I quite like and prefer sharing in the written form of communication as opposed to oral communication.

12. MOVIES
I am down to watch any movie as long as there is an acceptable storyline to follow. I can watch any genre -romantic comedies, fantasies, action, musicals, etc.- and have a fun time. I do have an intense dislike for the horror genre which is another story in itself.

13. WATCHING YOUTUBE FAIL VIDEOS
Having a bad day? Feeling down? Bored? This is the best way to lighten your mood guaranteed. Unless you start crying because their failures are so sad. X-Factor/ American Idol, any singing competition fail does it for me. Try it out. Yes, I know I am a horrible person. Some of them are truly delusional. Check out this one.

14. MI FAMILIA
They’re great. A force of nature they are, and though sometimes we don’t get along you can’t choose ’em, right? Love them to death still. Good thing is… they can never be rid of me… ***witch laughs***

15. DANCING💃🏾💃🏾beyonce2Because it makes me happy and it takes away the pain. Ladies, you know. 

16. HAIR CONDITIONER
As a black girl with tangly, nappy hair (wait… when have I ever been anything but? I guess it is now up for debate) consuming conditioner is a must. I have 4C kinky hair and if the breeze so much as pass through it I have major problems with which to deal. So, conditioner is a must have in my house or else absolutely nothing will be done to my hair. That’s not a suitable option now, is it?

17. MATTE LIPSTICKS💄💋
Lately, I have been wearing matte lipsticks because when I do it makes me feel as fabulous as ever. Kat Von D is my favorite brand so far, and the colors that I wear are Vampira and Damned.

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I’m wearing Kat Von D-Vampira.

18. THE SOUND OF MUSIC AND THE HOME ALONE FRANCHISE
These are some guilty pleasures of mine- watching Home Alone is an X-Mas tradition and then The Sound of Music on New Years.

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19. MOI… Cause I’m fabulous honey!!fabtiff

20.PHOTOGRAPHY📸
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Granted, I am an amateur, but it is a keen interest of mine. I just need better equipment.

Thanks for bearing with me. Let me know if you have anything in common.

Until next time…

Stay Fabulous…
      – Tiffany♥

Dear Diary, Tiffany's Tales

What am I Afraid/Scared of?

Each person has legitimate fears of some sorts, whether it be a character, clowns, spiders or even snakes. The average person is scared of horror/scary movies. I, on the other hand, hate everything about them. Frankly, I find them rather annoying and a waste of my time. Should I ever go to the theatre to see a movie in the horror genre, I inevitably will fall asleep. Needless to say, I have no money to waste, so it’s never going to happen. The sounds are never where they are supposed to be- in my rather humble opinion. I also know that it is meant to scare/horrify me I expect it, so it is somewhat pointless (to me that is).

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This is a rather weird phenomenon on my part: Watching Pretty Little Liars (PLL) scares the living daylights out of me. I will not budge from fear during a scary movie, but this high school teen drama makes me want to flip out. It is one of my favourite TV shows, but it stresses me out constantly. Like who tf is A, aka red coat, aka AD…already? Everyone at some point in that show has been suspected to be A.

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Me too Hanna… me too.

***I always wanted it to be Hanna- the dumb blonde outsmarts everyone.***

Those girls truly have it to deal with. For six years I have been watching, and sometimes I don’t know what to expect, at times I do, and other times I’m like WTF? I haven’t had any nightmares…yet, and the show is a bit predictive but it is so so well written. People are rising from the dead, some wacky family relationships and situations, sharing a boyfriend, perversion. Need I say more? I mean the scenarios that the girls are in are just freaking bizarre.
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Like I said WTFLuckily, not everyone’s high school experience could cause them to has PTSD. There are a lot of WTF moments in that TV show.

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On a more serious note. I fear the day my mother decides it is OK for her to just walk towards that bloody light because she thinks it is her time to go. I know I sound selfish but she is my mother for crying out loud. Firstly, I am not ready to be a full-blown adult where I no longer require guidance from my mother. And, let me be honest, that’s never going to happen. I just want her to live forever, because.. well… she is just supposed to live forever, or she may die after I do or we can die together.

I don’t want to be without my mother is the point. She should be able to witness everything I do, the good, the bad, and the frigging ugly. I am so not a Mommy’s girl, which makes this even more heartbreaking. I am such a sap now so, I’m gonna go now…

Until next time…

Stay Fabulous
      – Tiffany♥

Leisure, Music

🎶10 Favourite Songs…🎶

 Hey! 👋🏾👋🏾

Welcome to the 4th day of my 31-day challenge. This is a list of 10 songs that I really like at the moment. I listen to them almost every day. Some of the video (and links to them) are attached to my commentary below. Check out my playlist and let me know what you think.

This list is not my all time favorite, just current favorites. The song title, artiste(s) and album titles are listed. Favorite lyrics may be included. 

1. Love on the Brain– Rihanna/ANTI❤

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Man!! I just love this song. I must say this is on the list of my all-time favorite songs. It has an old-timey feel to it as if it is something that Etta James would sing it. It has so much soul and emotion, and it’s sexy too… woo He’s not about to play you like a violin! When I sing to this song or better yet lip sync to… The faces I make ’cause I feel every word in that song. Bonus to this song is that my mother actually likes this pop song and we sing together. It’s our thing. 

There is no official video for this song, but I sincerely hope that she releases one.

2. Scars to Your Beautiful– Alessia Cara/ KNOW-IT-ALL

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This song means so much to me because we live in a society where people (especially females) are expected to look and dress a certain way. This song reminds us that we are beautiful on the inside and out despite what people say or expect. You shouldn’t have to cake your face with makeup to feel beautiful. Cheerios to the girl who likes to wear makeup, I am not taking that away from you. More power to you, but it is also ok to go out in the world with a fresh face and be proud you woke up like that.

This is an empowering song that encourages beauty in all forms. Everyone is different. Do not conform to societal standards of beauty. Define your own beauty and be as you are. Embrace your scars and your beautiful. Embrace others too. 🙌🏽

3. Love Me Now-John Legend/ Darkness and Light💜

This is such a beautiful song with a purpose, and it has a meaning to it that may be interpreted in various ways. Friendships, familial, filial love or romantic relationships, it somehow works for any one of those. It’s a reassurance to someone you love that you are taking all the pleasure of the present because things can always change. Bonus points to John Legend for including his beautiful family in the video. 

4. Don’t Hurt Yourself– Beyonce/ LEMONADE

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Don’t Hurt Yourself! Try Not To Hurt Yourself!👑 I wrote about this song in a previous post. This is probably my favorite song on the LEMONADE album. This is the song you sing when you want to keep your partner or someone in check because he/she thought your life is a game. You’ll be like ‘Careful rude boy… tread lightly’.

It is also a badass song all round (sound, beat, rhythm, vocal and the video). The visuals on her Formation World Tour was even better. Whenever I hear it, it makes me feel like I’m ready for anything and anyone; it’s like ‘mi run tings, tings nuh run me.’ 

What he take me for?! 🤔

5. What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes/ Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

This is an oldie but goodie. This song is actually four years older than I am. I discovered it when I was watching ‘Sense8′  a Netflix series, and I absolutely love it. It has so much, and it is fun to sing to. 

6. One Dance– Drake ft. Kyla Reid and Wizkid/ Views

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Baby! I like your style! Grips on your waist, front way, back way, you know that I don’t play.’ This is a dancehall inspired song with a mixture of pop and afro-beat. I mean what could be better?  This a feel good song that makes me rock my body, and if I am to burst out in tune, this is most likely the song that I will be singing.

***It would also be great if he made a video for this song with some Caribbean girl dancers. 

7. Adorn– Miguel/ Kaleidoscope

Oh man!!! This song! ***sighs***. Let me tell you. I often discover the best songs when everyone else gets tired of them or when they are timeworn. The latter is the case in this situation. This song, too, has an old-timey Al Green ‘Let’s Stay Together’ vibe to it. This is my shower song, and I sing it so much I probably annoy my mother doing so. 

It is also a very sexy song. Lyrics like ‘these lips can’t wait to taste your skin… and these eyes, yeah, can’t wait to see your grin’. Ohhh.. I’m just going to move on… 

8. Work– Rihanna ft. Drake/ ANTI

This is my jam!!! Let me tell you. I love the Caribbean vibe that it has to it. A little bit of Dancehall that has me moving my tiny hips and my body and it always changes my mood. Rihanna did not forget her roots, and this makes me love the song even more. Drake thinks he’s from the Caribbean too, but I’ll let him have. #Aubrih. This when I start gyrating because me need fi work! Work! Work! Work! Work! Work! Pullllll uppppp!!!!!

9. Bruk Off Yuh Back– Konshens/ Single🇯🇲

This yet another dancehall song that I absolutely love. I’m Jamaican, what did you expect? This song is for when you want to do some down, and dirty dancing or it can be used as a motivation in the gym to complete that tedious workout. The video is great (maybe a bit raucous for some) and the Jamaican girls show off all that talent that they have to offer the world. Body hotter than a sun tan, make him stand up at attention! Yesss! 

Again more gyration of body parts and a feel good song!

10. Shoutout to My Ex– Little Mix/ Glory Days

I like this song because why not. Give your ex a shout out and let him/her know you’re doing well thanks to him/her. You also get to rub in their face the facts that you have moved on, and you are happy being petty about it :). You look great, feel even better with the new you, and you feel straight savage. Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage?

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Some honorable mentions are:

  1. When We Were Young/ Hello/ Water Under The Bridge- Adele
  2. Bad Things-Machine Gun Kelly ft. Camilla Cabello
  3. Sorry/Hold Up- Beyoncé

So these are some of my current favorites. Let me know what you think, and should you have any suggestions let me know your recommendations. 

Let me know what you like…
Until next time…

Stay Fabulous
   – Tiffany ♥