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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Religion & Belief Equality: Acceptance of different Religions = World Peace ☮

Hi everyone,

Today I received a really nasty comment from someone.
I was so upset. I don't feel comfortable sharing this directly with people on my social networks but I will share it with the anonymous people who do find my blog somewhere out there on the interwebs.

There are some really good Christians that I've met and I'm so grateful for them, my campus friends especially. They are an amazing bunch of people. My 2 best friends are actually Christians. They respect my religion and I respect theirs. They don't drink near me, they cater Halaal for me, they would ask my permission to eat or apologise for eating infront of me during the Holy month of Ramadan and for me, those small gestures are really amazing to me.
Bernicia, Curtis, Darian & Heinre.
You guys are amazing.
As I sit here, at 7:58am, with so much rage towards one man and one ignorant comment.
Like I said, there are some really good Christians but then there are some real pricks as well. 
It's people like them that causes conflict towards other religions. It's sad and so pathetic.
I respect everyone's religion and I'm glad the people I know respects other religions too.

It all started with a comment made by me on Burger King's Facebook page. I am not afraid to say what I think and I'm always adding my 2c. Sometimes it gets me in trouble, but this, I thought was really ridiculous.
"Build a bridge and get over it. The bacon story is really lame now. Stop being little brats. It's fine if you choose not to eat at BK because there is no bacon, they're still going to make money, anyways.."
Moments later, I received an inbox message....
"Why don't you start eating bacon? Now the rest of us have to suffer because a minority doesnt..."
Honestly, my first reply was a lengthy message filled with various cusses.

But no, I deleted it and tried to brush it off with a simple yet full of attitude reply,
"Shame.
Get over it."
Why are people still going on about this bacon issue?? I don't understand.
Most of the people complaining hasn't even had Burger King before. Why go on for something that has been set in stone already? It's things like this that irritates me.
YES! I KNOW! I get irritated for silly things. I'm working on it, okay?

Thinking that this whole thing is over, I get a reply at 7:11am saying,
"Typical... dismissive... i send you a bacon sandwich for easter. perhaps it's time to change faith"
I was like... Are you serious right now?? Like really??

ARE YOU FXCKING SERIOUS, BRO???
My reply says half of what I was actually thinking,
"It's pathetic how you bacon lovers are going on.  
Maybe you should check your own faith because clearly, you have no idea what your faith is about, old man. 
But this is lame and you are arrogant, old and probably incompetent.

Good luck with your bacon issue and the rest of your ignorant life :) 
Bye."
I was not even addressing the bacon issue and then I get this dumbass reply,
"Oh my own faith is cool with bacon... Because it's not what goes into the mouth that defiles u... But rather what is in your heart that defiles u... it's all about focus.. good luck with heaven... U might find out a bit late that you followed the wrong prophet... have bacon luscious day"
The latter of this ignorant prick's reply was what ticked me off...
Attacking someone else's religion is racism. It's an actual crime. And here this idiot makes like it's nothing.
Nevermind the childishness, but attacking someone's religion because you can't deal with a restaurant not having bacon is just pathetic. I feel sorry for this man. I hope he will receive some sort of guidance from God to make him realise how bad his mindset is.

Judging by the way he looks, he seems to be in his late 40s.
Aren't you suppose to be smarter, Mr Pig Lover?
Doesn't your religion / value and morals teach you to respect other people and their beliefs?

People like Mr Pig Lover are one of the reasons why there isn't World peace.
Life would be so much better if people could just accept other peoples religions.
Sorry. 
I will never push my religion on a non-Muslim because that is basically attacking their faith.
I would enlighten but never force.

I love my Muslim friends. I love my Christian friends. I love my Hindu friends. Heck! I love my friends who aren't sure what they believe in yet, too. I love and respect them.
Why can't people stop living in the dark ages and accept things?

I'm sorry for this rant. I need to get it off my chest.
Thank you for reading it, though ♡.

Until next time...
xo.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Part 1: Did I just.......???

Hi everyone,

Yesterday was such a blur. When I woke up at 6:30am I had no idea that my sister and I will be attending the Justin Bieber BELIEVE tour in Cape Town that night. I really wanted to go because I think Justin Bieber is an excellent performer judging by his live performances on YouTube.

It was a normal day for me. I was still joking in the car on my way to campus about Justin Bieber's concert and how crazy the Beliebers are going to be. I got to campus on this average morning at 8:45am just to get told our lecture has been pushed back to 11:30am. I chilled with my best bud and had a little nap in between while waiting for the lecture to start.

11:30am came I went to class and immediately went on Facebook to check my notifications. I love entering Facebook competitions and yesterday was the day I won my biggest and most memorable thing ever.

Mat and May, a trendy accessories company, had just updated their status saying,
 "Anybody want to win a ticket to the Justin Bieber concert in Cape Town tonight? All you have to do is visit our twitter page and tweet your favourite Mat & May accessory to stand a chance to win."
In my head I was like, "HELLS-FREAKING-YEAH". I really wanted to win these tickets because I've been trying since February to win tickets to the concert and with each attempt I failed hopelessly. 

I went on Twitter and started tweeting them like my life depended on it!!!
I was VERY persistent...
Twitter Feed :|

Eventually it was 2:00pm... They made things more interesting by tweeting, 
"Hey guys, the Justin Bieber deal just got sweeter!The winner will now get 2 tickets to tonight's show in Cape Town. See our twitter page and tweet your favourite Mat & may accessory"
I LOST MY SHIT! I HAD TO GET THOSE TICKETS NOW! 
I tweeted and tweeted and tweeted...until.............
BOOM BABY!!
I was like, "Did i just win Justin Bieber tickets?????"
I ran out of class to phone my sister and start to make arrangements for the night. 
After that everything happened so quickly. It was such a rush.....



Part 2: The Justin Bieber Experience

The Justin Bieber Experience 

So my father picked me up at 4:52pm from campus and we got to the stadium at around 5:30pm. It was packed!
It was my 1st stadium concert and I was hella excited!

Field Area - It had its perks.
How did all of this happen?? Just a few hours ago I was at campus, having a normal day and now I'm at a Justin Bieber concert. WTH?? The spirit was there, the fans were all dressed, the atmosphere was amazing.

We went to stand by our area because it was almost 7:00pm and we at least wanted to see the screens and not the back of excited Belieber's heads. We met a few girls that were so sweet. We formed a pack to make sure that no one shoves their way through us to stand infront of us lol. Luckily, the girls we were with were way taller than us and they allowed us to stand infront of them. Sweet, right?

ChianoSky was the first act. I didn't really know most of the songs she sang but she was amazing. She sounded so surreal.

She tweeted the order of the concert.
Exciting, right?
(Image from: ChianoSky's twitter)
She is so gorgeous with her red hair!
(Image from: Big Concerts)
And then it was the amazingly hot twins, Locnville. OhMyWord. They were just on fire on the stage! They totally controlled the crowd! I'm glad they done most of their older songs because I kind of lost interest in them. But they were awesome. 

They instagram'd this picture moments after the show.
Follow them on instagram
(Image from:  Locnville's instagram)
We waited the longest time for this moment. The clock counted down from 10 and with each 1 that passed the crowd got even crazier. At the 10 second mark, everyone counted down and at 1 the lights went bright, the sound went louder, after a brief intro.......Justin Bieber appeared.
The crowd went insane! I went insane! Justin Bieber was just on point last night! He killed it! He is an amazing performing! 

My favourite songs he performed were; All Around The World, Never Say Never, Beauty And A Beat, As Long As You Love Me and Boyfriend.

When he sang Baby everyone was singing along. I'm sure I was holding hands with some stranger while singing Baby, but it was a-ma-ziiiinnngggg, yo!
Justin Bieber performing.
(Image from: Big Concerts)
My 1st stadium concert was beyond amazing. It felt surreal. I saw Justin Bieber on stage, live, performing for his Beliebers. *Le sigh* I will never forget yesterday. Each moment was so spectacular, even when I got shoved around by little Beliebers.

Set List:
All Around The World 
Take You 
Catching Feelings 
One Time 
Eenie Meenie 
Somebody To Love 
Love Me Like You Do 
She Don't Like The Lights 
Die in Your Arms 
Beautiful 
Out Of Town Girl 
Be Alright 
Fall 
Never Say Never 
Beauty and a Beat 
One Less Lonely Girl 
As Long As You Love Me 
Baby 
Believe 
Boyfriend 

Here's my Justin Bieber - BELIEVE tour collage:

The Justin Bieber Experience  ♡
Taken with: Samsung Galaxy SIII
The concert was spectacular.
No words can really explain how surreal last night was.
I wish I had my DSLR with me :(

Until next time.
xo

Beauty Bulletin Review: Review on Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color in Intense Red Copper 7.64

Hi everyone...

I am happy to announce that I am a red head (with brown roots lol).

I was so grateful to be chosen to do a review on Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color.
Since Garnier is running the "WHY GO UNNOTICED?" campaign, I decided to stick up to their tagline by dyeing my hair a colour that a) I have never tried before and b) that will bring LOTS of attention to me.

I chose Intense Red Copper 7.64. I have dyed my hair several times before, but sticking to the caramel blonde, black and light brown. I have never dyed my hair an outstanding colour before. So I chose to be bold and noticeable, hence the colour.

I was very nervous at first because I did not know what to expect from this product and how my hair would turn out.

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour hair is a permanent, nourishing hair dye that leaves your hair looking ultra vivid, silky, shiny and it's long lasting, which is amazing!

The product's conditioner has Shea Butter with 3 new added oils (Avocado, Olive and Blackcurrant) that helps reduce dryness for up to 8 weeks! It leaves your hair feeling and looking silky and shiny.

The box gives the customer so much information about the product before even reading the leaflet, I think this is awesome because the customer would know what to expect before buying the product.

The colour chart (on the left side of the box) gives the customer knowledge on how the product will take on her/his hair. The colour chart ranges from dark brown to black hair, light brown to brown hair and blonde to dark blonde hair.


Contents of box:
- 1 Applicator bottle of Developer Creme - 60ml
- 1 Nourishing Colour Creme - 40ml
- 1 Bottle of colour nourishing conditioner - 40ml
- Gloves
- Instruction Leaflet

Each product is labelled with a letter indicating when it should be used.
A = Developer Creme
B = Nourishing hair colour
C = Colour nourishing conditioner

Pros:
- The box doesn't lie. The colour chart is quite accurate.
- The hair dye smells amazing.
- The hair dye is affordable.
- Available almost at every store.
- The mixing process is easy, as well as the dyeing process.
- Conditioner leaves your hair smooth, silky and soft.
- The cut out in the box makes life easier.
- Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color comes in 26 beautiful shades.

Cons:
- It can damage your hair if you don't take the proper steps to protect your hair.
- DIY hair dyes can usually get a bit messy.
- Once your hair starts growing then your roots will start showing.
- It might not come out how you wanted it to be (E.g. Unevenly dyed hair, spots)

Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
The application is simple, the colour is vibrant and looks amazing, its affordable and I would buy this product again!
It really did an amazing job on my hair.
It wasn't what I expected, it was better!

Check out my video review about this hairdye ☺

Until next time..
xo

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Favourite: YouTube Vloggers ♡

Hi everyone,

There are some cons in having uncapped internet. Uncapped basically means sleepless nights of YouTube for me.

I have a few favourite beauty gurus / vloggers that I can seriously watch all day, everyday!
I do prefer vlogging / haul videos actually.
Most of the beauty gurus that I love are actually vloggers which makes things SO much better lol.

1.Samantha Sharene-Maria
"Bits & Bobs"
A.K.A - Sammi / The Beauty Crush                                                        
(Beauty Guru / Vlogger)

She's a 23 year old Vlogger from London. She is English, Guyanese & Chinese... Yep, a little mixed beauty.
She is so funny and adorable! I love watching her videos. She does fun tags like, monthly favourites, lookbook, about me, boyfriend, hauls, etc. She's just so real, so free spirited, she's so happy that it makes me happy when I see watch her videos!

The SammiMaria Show
Vlog Channel.
Beauty Crush.
Beauty Guru Channel.
2. Ricky Lee Richards
A.K.A Ricky Richards / Ricky
"YO!"
(Vlogger / How-to / YouTube personality)

Agh, this handsome young English bloak...He has my heart on YouTube ♡. 
He is a 23 year old Vlogger from London as well. His channel is basically about his life and his beautiful girlfriend (Sammi. Yep, two gorgeous people in a relationship...Imagine their babies!) I'm pretty sure in one video he mentioned that he is an Indian guy that grew up in the UK. He talks about things how to deal with certain things in a young adults life. 

RickyRichardsTV
For a guy.. He is pretty gorgeous...
Yeah! I said it!
3. Jenna Mourey
A.K.A Jenna Marbles
"Sexual"
(Vlogger / Entertainer / YouTube personality / Blogger)

If you haven't heard about Jenna Marbles before, you do not deserve to have internet access...ever!!!
She is a 26 year old entertainer from Rochester, New York, United States. This amazingly sporty female is not only beauty but she has the brains too. She attended Suffolk University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and then WAIT FOR IT...got her Masters of Education in Sport Psychology and Counseling at Boston University. She has two dogs, Mr. Marbles (chihuahua) and Kermit (italian greyhound), that she always drags into her videos lol. I can relate a lot to her regards to what pisses her off so we're like basically virtual bffs already...

YouTube Channel.
Hey, LOOK! There's Mr Marbles.

Jenna's Blog.
5. Jarmaine Santiago
A.K.A JLovesMac1
"Protect your cookie"
(Vlogger / How-to / YouTube personality / Beauty Guru)

This woman...shew...
I have so much love for her. Honestly, this is going to sound so corny but she is really my inspiration to make YouTube videos. Even though I only have one at the moment, it will pick up eventually.
She is a 23 year old Filipina beauty who stays in Los Angeles. She studied  Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Program at FIDM.
She is amazing. She cusses a lot but that's what I love about her lol.

Vlogging Channel.
Beauty Guru Channel.
Until next time...
xo.




Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wishlist: May ♡

Hi everyone,

The year is going extremely quick and this really saddens me for various but there's one particular reason that really makes me sad and upset. But anyways...

Happy 1st of May ♡.

Beautiful May on Tumblr.

This is my wishlist for the month of May.
It's things I really hope to get this month...


May's Wishlist ♡


♡ 1. Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj ♡
This perfume is hitting Edgars the 20th of May. I am uber excited! I love Nicki Minaj. I think she is so beautiful.

♡ 2. Sony Xperia Z ♡
My BlackBerry is falling apart and I think it's time for an upgrade!

♡ 3. Typo A5 Gold printed skull ♡
I love Typo. It's my favourite stationery shop ever. As a designer, walking into that shop really gets me so excited!

♡ 4. Lomography 120 Mixed Film 3-pack ♡
Recently I got a lomography camera and I played around with normal film just to see how different it is from digital and to get use to it before buying this 3-pack which is a bit expensive.

♡ 5.Typo "Never let anyone dull your sparkle" pencil bag ♡
Once again, I love Typo and I LOVE galaxy prints. It's so magical and surreal.

♡ 6. Typo Jumbeau black skull water bottle ♡
I feel like my purple Relay CoolGear water bottle just isn't enough. I need another water bottle in my life, man!

♡ 7. Galaxy & Skeleton leggings ♡
I like wearing leggings during winter with Uggs or biker boots.
I tend to get too hot if I dress too thick for winter. I feel frumpy and stuffy if I dress too thick -_-
I love galaxy prints! It's beautiful.
Kat Von D instagram'd a picture of her Skeleton leggings and I fell inlove! It looked so cool!

Let me know what's your wishlist for this month, yo☺

Until next time.
xo