“Beneath our aw…

“Beneath our awareness, our culture imprints a negative force-field that blocks the natural rise of our spirit toward our true, innate nature of love & altruism.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

I grabbed this quote from a website I randomly visited because it caught my eye and spoke to me. It reminds me that everything in this world, more specifically, what we are conditioned to see and accept via mainstream media, is all a huge facade that shouldn’t be taken so seriously. Sure, there is much inspiration to gain from watching and listening to certain things in popular culture, but we must remember that none of it essentially matters. We are so caught up in who we want to become and those inspiring us to become the person we have imagined ourselves to be, that we lose the very thing that makes us who we are; our SPIRIT.

This isn’t about religion so I’m not going to tell you that you need to go to church everyday. This is strictly about spirituality. This quote reminds me that what we need most from ourselves is what we pay attention to least. We need to sit back and recharge. Get in tune with your spirit. Take time to reflect and meditate and more importantly, take your eyes off the damn screen! We are so distracted nowadays and most of what we are distracted by is meaningless.

When is the last time you sat outside and instead of scrolling through Instagram, you sat back and looked at the sky? When is the last time you let your mind wander and let yourself wonder about the beautiful planet that you inhabit? When have you realized the natural beauty surrounding you and have really taken the time to let that sink in? When you have you ever questioned the meaning of life as well as your own?

To appreciate life and all that it gives is so much more than just achieving dreams/goals that are almost always tied to something materialistic or financial. For example, getting the career you want so that you can make the amount of money you want that way you can afford the house, car, and overall life you want with whatever perks you can manage to get along the way and hopefully, you find true love in the process. That’s pretty much what people want out of life in a nutshell.

That ISN’T living a true life. We are spiritual beings that exist inside a human body. When we die, we WILL return to being that spiritual being 100% without the limitations of physical form. Maybe I sound crazy but I truly believe that death is just another gateway to another life on a higher plane. I’ll always try to remind myself of this so that my soul is ready for that journey when the time comes.

If only more people thought this way. I wonder what the human race could achieve if our thoughts were redirected to more nourishing matters. Especially, if those thoughts were sent into the universe in unison or at least the majority. I believe we’d be able to achieve PHENOMENAL things.

It’d be a beautiful world indeed.

(I’m sure I went off topic sort of but I hope you enjoyed this post. It was supposed to be short but I couldn’t stop my fingers from typing once I began! lol)

Remember that all the money, fame, careers, popular this or that, and yes, even love, will not matter one bit once we are gone. We won’t be able to bring anything from this world into the next except what we fed to our inner being, my friends.

Make sure YOU live the life YOU deserve and fill it with as many meaningful moments and as much purpose as possible.

Until! xoxo

GAME ALERT: BLOODMASQUE

Hello, all!

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Alright, so being that I’ve been an avid gamer for about as long as I can remember. (My mom even made me play games that were educational yet still fun on the PC as as a kid so you can see where my love for it stems from; those games actually worked too!) As I’ve gotten older, I’ve strayed away from the mainstream games that appear on publications like Game Informer and Kotaku, etc. and have opted more often for indie games instead. A lot of these major games and developers make me feel like they’ve been dishing out the overall same content for years. It’s like taking a gift you’ve already given, tweaking it a bit and re-wrapping it to give away again. Same sh*t!

Before I go further, please don’t expect this to be a post with a bunch of gamer jargon and such because this is not one of those posts. I like video games and have been into them since childhood. I’ll be posting about the games I choose to play and what I like or dislike about them in my own words. If you want in-depth, lingo-riddled game posts, you probably should head over to the aforementioned sites.

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ANYWAY, today’s post is about a game I downloaded for my iPad called Bloodmasque. In the game, the player learns that he/she is a vampire slayer and also a half-breed; human and vampire. Since it’s made for devices such as the iPad, don’t go expecting any fancy graphics to compare to consoles like the PS4, etc. However, the graphics, game-play, and music are all very well done for the limits that they must have when creating a game on said device. The storyline has been interesting enough to keep me wanting to know what happens next and the combat style reminds me very much of Infinity Blade (which I enjoyed too). Our protagonist is on a mission to rid the world of the creatures of the night and begins so in late 19th-century Paris, France.

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The most fun aspect of the game however, lies not in the story but in creating your character. Bloodmasque allows you to choose from pre-made character parts but also gives players the ability to BE in the game. This is achieved in the beginning in the “creation” process where players are asked to take three pictures of themselves expressing three different emotions: Casual, Pleased, and Angry. Afterwards, one can continue choosing face shape, skin color, and other options that are the norm for games that allow you to create your character.

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As I hope you’ve already gotten the hint of, the game isn’t something anyone should except too much from and the biggest kicker to me is watching myself battle within the game and appear in cut-scenes in which my facial expressions will change when necessary between the three pictures I chose. I’ve read some reviews about the game in addition to playing it and have read how some people take it a step further and use a kitten’s face or even their butt for the option of using your face within the game. I haven’t encountered any other players doing this just yet, but I’m sure it looks hilarious when seen.

I’ll probably play this until I get bored as the game does seem like some parts of it can become repetitious so I hope the storyline plays out well.

Here is the best part of this post. Screen shots of myself in the game. XD:

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^^ 😀 ^^

Am I the only one who finds this hilarious?

Probably.

Oh well, at least it has made for a good post!

If you find yourself mildly interested in downloading the app, know that it’s available for FREE for the rest of this week as it has been free for about 1 week now due to their celebration over hitting 500,000 downloads.

That’s a lot of downloads for a game that can easily be classified as cheesy by many. They’ve gotta be doing something right though!

Get yours at the app store!

Until! xoxo

STUCK?

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Have you ever felt like this? Stuck?

I’ve been feeling like this lately. I’m not sure why because when I sit back and analyze my life, I come to the conclusion that it’s pretty great! I mean, I really can’t complain. Yet, I feel like something is missing. I think it’s my creative side that wants to come out but just feels, well, STUCK.

Strangely though, I have all these ideas in my head. I have a lot of things I’d like to do and most importantly, I KNOW I can do.

It’s hard to explain in a sense.. all I know is, I’ve got to get out of this funk.

“Girl Meets World” Trailer Arrives!

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If you and I are anything alike my dear readers, than you probably had a great love for the hit series “Boy Meets World” back in the day. If so, you’ve also probably already heard that a new spin-off series titled “Girl Meets World” is set to hit our TV screens very soon. Like me, you may also realize that this will no doubt cause you to be glued to your television weekly and more specifically, the Disney Channel, as if you were a kid all over again; I know I will be!

Anyway, the trailer is now available for our viewing pleasure, just click the link!

So far, I think it’s too short to know if it’ll be any good… but I know I’ll be watching! Will you?

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on this. Were you ever a “Boy Meets World” fan?

xoxo

Quick Review: SAMY Get Curls: Curls Reactivator

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Always one to look for a new product to test on my curls, I purchased SAMY Get Curls: Curl Reactivator for about $5.00 after reading (mostly) good reviews about it. See, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect curl product that is also reasonably priced. I’ve tried a lot of products and unfortunately, over the years, the products I loved most have been discontinued or the formula has been changed.

That has left me in quite a rut. I have weird curls. If I wash my hair and do nothing to it but let it air dry, I get some waves and a lot of poof. If I style if with a diffuser, I can manage to get beautiful curls with a lot of volume on days my hair wants to work with me. The thing is, some products will give the latter to me but leave me with a bunch of frizz which I then have to tame into decency. I’ve been hunting for my dream product:

Something that will help create and DEFINE curls without weighing it down yet preventing/taming frizz as well as having a decent hold throughout the day. Is that too much to ask for?!

I’ve been recommended a few products to try so far but if anyone reading has suggestions of their own please help this curly girl out!

 

xoxo

Coachella Style Essentials

One day!

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Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!

Flower HeadbandIt’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!

Kimono

Floral KimonoKimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.

Overall ShortsOveralls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
Geometric Tribal PrintWhen it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump…

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ASHANTI PERFORMS AT BBKINGS IN NYC!

I had SUCH a great time last night with the beau while on a date to see Ashanti perform at BBKings in NYC.

Too bad they don’t allow just anyone with a camera inside so I had to use my iPad but here are some clips for ya!

You can check out the videos on my IG page:

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(I can’t embed IG videos here. #bummer)

I had never seen Ashanti perform before so this was a real treat and I must add that I was very impressed with her voice. She sounds just like the record ! The girl can sing!

I hope to enjoy more nights like this as the weather slowly gets better.

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Had to take a quick pic of my ExtraButter hat!

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My look for the day. I should of taken a pic of the full ootd but I was too busy having a good time. lol

Hopefully there will be more to come and soon!

xoxo