If you haven’t noticed by now, between the Twittas, Book, and Gram, I’ve been obsessed with podcasts for the past three weeks or so. Well, not really podcasts, but one in particular; Snap Judgment. Simply put, Snap Judgment is a compilation of amazing stories. They’re punctuated by music and sound effects (as if you need anything besides the amazing stories to keep your attention) and conveniently gift wrapped into themed episodes. People from around the world have powerfully told their tales of love, horror, deceit, persecution, awe, growth, embarrassment, joy, courage, elation *takes breath* everything. It’s all covered and shared first hand. I can sit here and continue to lament about how amazing I think the show is, how I’ve grown to see the host and producers as friends in my head since I’ve listened to them tell me the beautifully vivid stories of their lives, or I can just leave the link to my favorite podcast right HERE and tell you to take a listen for yourself.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I’m good for doing my nails at my desk at work. My go to polish brand is DIOSA. I met the brand’s owner and founder Diana Long back at the Makeup By Kim Porter / HerGoodyBag meet up last summer and it’s been love ever since!!
The last Wednesday of every month, Diana hosts a “D-Day” manicure event where at least five talented nail techs are on hand to pamper your nails with sickening designs all while you sip, snack and schmooze your stress away! I am a proud sponsor of this afterwork meet up and was eeeeextra excited to get my hands on some new DIOSA polish at last month’s event!! What better way to celebrate the launch of super sick new colors to my favorite polish line than by sharing the newest additions with YOU as a giveaway!
This is an offensifely easy one guys lol. Here are the rules:
- Like nail polish.
- Follow TheVixinExperience on Facebook or Twitter.
- Comment on this post with your Facbook name or Twitter handle that you follow TheVixinExperience from.
- Be awesome and wait for the winner to be announced at this month’s DDay manicure event 5/29 (winner need not be present, they will be notified via the account they choose to list in the comment section).
That’s all folks! Make sure to follow TheVixinExperience on Instagram (@TVE_MsVixin) to keep up with my office manicures, photos from the DIOSA DDay events which I attend and sponsor (be sure to say hi if you come!) and just all around stuff TVE loves!
In March I received my first award of recognition for my work with my blog. The ladies of LUSH Expressions, an all women entertainment company inspiring women to “Love Yourself and Stay Happy”, chose to honor myself and four other phenomenal women of substance and success at their first annual women’s expo. Honestly, I’m still in shock. I don’t do this for recognition, I do it for release. I enjoy having something I can channel my energy and creativity into. It’s mine; it grows as I do. My blog means a lot to me and to see that it means a lot to others as well is quite a humbling yet exciting feeling.
You really never know who’s watching. You never know who’s life you can touch and to me that’s one of the most amazing gifts in life. The feeling I get when I get inspired, uplifted, motivated and/or energized by a thought, comment, anecdote, joke or whatever has to be one of THE best feelings; it’s so pure. That spark of positivity that can lead to an endless number of other positive things is definitely a gift. I love the idea of something that I’m doing inspiring that same feeling in others. I love the idea that something I express may motivate someone to actively pursue their dream a little harder than they did the day before. It’s like a chain reaction of positivity.Read More»
Ok. Many of you are well aware that punctual isn’t something I’m good at. I’m always in a rush. But this morning I had to cowash my hair. It was really dry and dull looking and there was no way I was leaving my house looking a mess. My hair is in that in between length. It’s still too short to pull it up into a respectable bun, but because of shrinkage, I don’t like to wear it as a wet fro. What’s a girl to do?!Read More»
I’m THAT friend that will correct your grammar and spelling in a text. Don’t like it? Don’t be my friend. Or, just spell basic shit correctly. I’m by NO stretch of the imagination a good speller, but I guarantee you I have a handle (and a firm one at that) on the basics. For anything else there’s the fucking internet folks. Look it up or use something you can spell. They’re called smart phones for a reason. Use them.
For the life of me I don’t understand how people can’t differentiate the difference between your, you’re, woman, women, their, they’re, there, we’re, were, etc. I mean, you use them in everyday life. You see these words everywhere! It’s not like it’s the first 6,000 digits of pi or an obscure list of SAT words that you may only find in scholarly publications. This shit is fundamental. Most of us never use half of the equations we were taught in math class or ever need to recall info from the periodic table, but for the love of free shit with a purchase can we agree to make elementary level usage of the English language germane AT LEAST to social media posts?? I know I’m not the only one whose heart breaks each time what would be a great message is sullied by a flagrant fuck you to grammar and spelling. I mean, did you not think to re-read the message that was weighing so heavily on your heart that you took your time to choose an app, a font, text color, a background and apply a filter to?? Don’t tell me you did, because I’m judging. Not you, but your poor usage of a language I’ve grown to love so much. Being a shit speller doesn’t make you a bad person, failing to care HOW WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, IS INTERPRETED by the people you’re speaking to makes you a shit communicator. THAT folks is cause for soooo much wrong in this world.Read More»