I’ve been gone for a while; obviously. But I’ve missed blogging and I’m not accomplishing any goals by NOT blogging, so I’m back. Back in July I thought my life was falling apart. It was actually falling into place.
There was a lot of friction at my job in Long Island. I was seriously unhappy and it was obvious. My manager and I often clashed heads and it was taking a toll on my professional personality. I’ve always been able to keep my mouth in check at work but towards the end, honestly I didn’t give as much of a fuck as I should have. Smart ass me with the quick mouth clocked in with smile and get the job done me. Just as things started to get messy at work, my landlord gave me thirty days to move out; they were selling their house. I was at my wits end and like chapstick to dry lips a friend of mine posted on Instagram about a job opening (if you’re not benefiting in SOME way from social media, you’re doing it wrong, folks). A week later I had a new job and was preparing to moving back to my parents house.
I seriously had a moment when I thought my life as I knew it was over. I mean it was, but at the time I thought it was way worse than it actually was. Thankfully my best friend Alicia was there when I got the news about having to move, so I didn’t have a major meltdown. I moved back to Queens and started working in Brooklyn. I can see now how God was working. If I was still living in LI, my commute to Brooklyn would have been a supreme pain in my ass and ridiculously expensive. Moving back home was the best thing for me at the time; thankfully I was blessed to have that option. My commute was a bit expensive (a monthly LIRR pass and a monthly metro card hurts), but it was smooth and I lowkey enjoyed it for a while lol.
About three months after being home, I got word on THE sweetest apartment hookup and I was moving once again. If I weren’t back home, I don’t know if the opportunity would have presented itself the same way. I’m actually living in what was my moms second apartment. I mean, what are the chances? My mom’s second apartment is my second apartment. Look at God. It took way more than I would have liked to spend but my spot is finally feeling like home (Missed my struggles? Make sure to check out my Instagram @TVE_MsVixin. Fish around for some progress updates on the apartment). I love being here. I love the colors and the feel. It feels like home. There are still things to do, but at this point it’s just to customize the place and really make it mine.
I don’t get paid to blog. It actually costs me money – hosting, web designer, graphic designer, giveaways, etc. It’s a labor of love. I love what I do here at TVE but I needed to take a break to get my shit in order. I thought about blogging everyday, but just never did it. I’ve been gone for a while, but in that time, I’ve grown. I lost a lot, I gained a lot and I’m back to sharing my journey with anyone who wants to read about it.
So I’m afraid of spiders. I don’t give a damn how small them sons of bitches are compared to me or how harmless you want to tell me they are; I don’t fucking like them. They ain’t shit. They mama’s ain’t shit. And if they ain’t killing all the fucktard mosquitoes that blemish my butter soft skin every summer, they ain’t never gona be shit. Their very essence makes my skin crawl. The way they move, be it fast or slow, makes me think they’re strategically trying to destroy me. Every spider knows I’m afraid of it and therefore is trying to end me before I end it. It’s like when you don’t like someone and you see them happy. “How dare that bitch know joy?” “That fuck boy had the gaul to go back for seconds?” There’s nothing good that can come from spiders.
I park my car under a tree. These natural terrorists position themselves to attack all the damn time but I’m one up on them hoes. I pay the fuck attention to what’s going on around the door because God forbid one get in the car. For all twelve years of my driving life one of my greatest fears has been seeing a spider in my car while driving. I know seeing a spider will move the spirit in me and I will lose my good sense. Sometimes for no damn reason I’ll randomly remind myself that if I ever WERE to see a spider in the car while driving that I am to remain calm so I don’t crash that bitch.Read More»
Once again folks! I’ve got a dope mover and shaker that YOU need to know about. Native New Yorker Diana Long has made a splash on the nail scene and added to the diversity of nail art with her line of delicious nail polishes– Diosa Nails. She recently celebrated one year of successfully gracing the fingertips (and toes) of stylish women across the country with a day long DDay celebration in New York’s Lower East Side.
In our interview, we discussed Diana’s first year of business, what she’s learned along the way that will surly help and inspire new and seasoned entrepreneurs alike, herself as a businesswoman, where she plans to take Diosa Nails in the near future and more. Get into Diana’s awesome below. And of course, to order your own Diosa Nails polish (which I highly suggest) click here.
The giveaways continue!!! For the YouTube end of the celebration, I’ve partnered up with the beautiful, the energetic, the hilarious Evelyn From The Internets!!!! She’s been one of my favorite YouTubers for quite some time and is totally my e-cousin and the such lol. Evelyn has a unique delivery and has a natural way of making everything funny but not in a cheesy way. Even when she’s just explaining something or giving an example she manages to keep your attention and have her personality shine through. I promise you you’ll love her too so make sure to check her out.
Since their first introduction to me via curlBox, I’ve been a Ouidad STAN. I’ve had success using many of their products on my natural hair for almost the last two years. Over this time I’ve had the opportunity to be a featured blogger on their website and attend some of the all around chicest and generous (talk about swag bags, food and drink!!) hair events I’ve been to at their 57th street salon. There was no way I was going to leave Ouidad out of my 3 year blogiversary!
So here it is. I’m giving away the ENTIRE Ouidad Curl Recovery line! That includes the Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil, Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer, Melt-down Extreme Repair Mask & the Curl Defining Styling Souffle.
To win, all you would need to do is:
- Follow us both on YouTube
- Use the entry form provided in the description box of Evelyn’s video to give the YouTube name you’re following us with and an email address we can contact you at.
Das it. I’m good for an easy giveaway. So jump into the innanets and get into E’s awesome. I guarantee you this is one of the best things you’re gona see. This is one natural hair giveaway you don’t want to miss.
Hey folks! Sorry for not posting this yesterday but non-drowsy allergy pills do not exist.
If Iyanla could fix that….. But better late than never! This “Tuesday’s” giveaway is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while and felt celebrating three years of TVE awesome was the perfect time! Ya’ll know I love me some Charmsie and natural hair so I fell in love with her Miss Charmsie t-shirt line! I love love love what she and Lauren are doing with GlobalWarming Tees so when Charmaine launched her line of hair tees it quickly became an amazeballs addition to my list of brand obsessions. I truly love and support the dreamers of the world and women entrepreneurs such as Charmaine are obviously my favorite subsect.
Three lucky winners will receive their choice of any Miss Charmsie tee! This is an Instagram contest, so if you’re not already, make sure to keep up with me there —> @TVE_MsVixin. Here are the rules:
- Follow both @TVE_MsVixin & @Charmsie (on Instagram)
- Repost the above picture (on Instagram)
- Tag using #TVEMISSCHARMSIEGIVEAWAY
Simple as always! Remember, private profiles can’t be seen. Good luck curlies!!