My Playlist

Hey!

I hope you are having a great day. Today’s post is My Playlist. Music is a huge part of my life. I dance and play the piano, but besides in those was, I am always on my Spotify or listening to the radio. And if that’s not the case then I probably have my headphones in so I can’t hear you. I have put together a playlist of all my favourite songs. Do you like to listen to music? What’s your favorite song? Tell me in the comments! Happy listening!

  1. Lemonade {Beyoncé} (This isn’t really a song, but overall I love this album and it is probably my favourite one that she has ever done.) What’s your favorite Beyoncé album?
  2. Boys and Girls {will.i.am and Pia Mia}
  3. Gold {Kiiara}
  4. ***Flawless {Beyonce and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie}
  5. Rinse and Repeat-Radio Edit { ‪Riton Ft. Kah-Lo
  6. Hotter than Hell {Dua Lipa}
  7. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody {Fegie Ft. Q-Tip & GoonRock}
  8. How Deep is Your Love {Calvin Harris and the Disciples}

Love ya!

My Style Icons

Hi all! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting lately! I had end of year exams and then my piano exam and dance show, but now that school is out and all of my activities are finished for the summer, I will be posting much more often!

Today’s post is My Style Icon. When I think of my style icon, I also think of Ashley Madekwe. Her looks are very bold, quirky and she does wear a lot of denim. However, I also think that the made up character ‘Emily Thorne’  from Revenge  has a pretty good wardrobe. I love the elegance in all of her looks. Their styles are polar opposites. To show you a bit of each woman’s different style, I have decided to evaluate an outfit from each person and then also show a few different looks from each person. I hope you enjoy!

 

FirstScreen Shot 2016-04-09 at 9.32.08 PM up we have Ashley Madekwe. I actually found her from Revenge, the same show that Emily Thorne is from and I really liked her character. But then when I put her name into Pinterest, I found a bunch of cute outfits that she wears and a style blog that she runs called Ring My Bell. The look I chose for her was Tartan. This look to me says a lot. I love the way she played with the colours. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 9.39.07 PM.pngThe skirt with the plaid print makes a statement while the black shirt gives you a blank canvas for your accessories. I love the way she styled the biker jacket as well. Personally, I would have never thought to pair a biker jacket with a plaid skirt. The cross body bag along with the look doesn’t really do anything for me while her shoes give it a bit more of a girly element. I think this look is really strong, bold and chic all at the same time. The skirt is from Topshop the jumper is from Anine Bing, the jacket is also from Anine Bing and then the bag is from Chanel and the shoes are from Christian Louboutin. Here are some other outfits that I liked from Ashley Madekwe.

 

Next we have Emily Thorne. Being that she is a made up character, there is not much to Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 10.16.36 PMsay about her.  To me, her character is deceptive, driven and yet still fashionable. Emily Thorne is played by  Emily VanCamp on Revenge. To connect the dots, Emily VanCamp and Ashley Madekwe know each other from working on Revenge. Her style is bold yet elegant and VERY EXPENSIVE. So anyway, for Ms. Thorne, the outfit I picked was this graphic dress. I love how she wore a rose patterned dress with bright red shoes. To me the pattern of the dress is very bold, Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 7.39.41 PMwhich is probably why she went with it. I love the pop of red at the top of the dress and the neckline. The red earrings, add an extra op of color to the look. You can also see the red accents along the dress on the roses. So in this look, she really capitalized on the red. I think it was to make a statement. Then her hair is also pulled to the side with curls to add an extra dimension to the look and so that it is out of her face. The dress is from Carolina Herrera, but you can purchase it from Neiman Marcus. Here is the link for that: Neiman Marcus Here are some other looks from her that I liked:

I hope you liked this post and make sure to read my other ones! (Just scroll down)

Love ya,

Kess

My Skincare Routine

Hi all! Today’s blog post is my skincare routine. I have noticed that when I do actually follow through with it, my skin ends up feeling silky smooth and my skin looks much clearer than it is. I thought I would share and give you some inspiration.

So in the mornings when I wake up, after I brush my teeth and such, I wash my face with Cetaphil. Then I put on my Ambi Essentials Daily Moisturizer. After this, I will put my Hydration Lotion (its nothing special) on before I put on my clothes. During the day, if I feel that my hands are really dry or something then I will put a bit of lotion on, but otherwise, that is my skincare routine in the morning.

On freshly washed skin, I will put on some more of my hydrating lotion. After that, I will repeat the same routine that I did in the morning with my Cetaphil face wash and then my Ambi Essentials Daily Moisturizer. This locks in the moisture for the rest of the night so that even when I wake up in the morning, my skin is just as moisturized, as it was when I went to sleep.

Here are the products that I have used in this blog post:

  • Ambi Essentials Daily Moisturizer
  • Cetaphil Daily Face Wash

I am certain that you can find them all on Amazon. I hope you liked this blog post stay tuned for next weeks issue.

5 Things to Know About Writing

Hi guys! Today’s post is Five Things to Know About Writing. I am currently trying to write a book and so I have decided to tell you some things to know about writing in general. These five tips could be helpful to any writer whether you write short stories or like me are trying to write a book.

  1. It is way more time consuming than you think. This is coming from someone who is trying to write a novel. However, even writing a blog is time consuming. I have discovered that to write,  you must set aside time. Even writing short stories can take a while. So as a tip from someone who has been there and done that, I will say that it is very time consuming.
  2. Reading is key. A friend’s parent who does screenwriting told me that reading is one of the things that shows in your writing. I have also heard this from my English teacher about a million and one times. The more you read, the better your writing becomes. And it doesn’t count to just read a series. Yes they are nice every once in a while, but you want to read the work of different authors to see different styles, which will help.
  3. A thesaurus is your best friend. I will tell you, never repeat the same words or phrase. A sentence later, a paragraph later, 3 chapters later, don’t do it. I promise you a thesaurus will help you. You don’t even have to own one, just go onto a free website like thesaurus.com that allows you to type in the word that you want a synonym for and then it give you suggestions on the words that you should use.
  4. Proofreading is like cleaning, no one likes to do it but we all have to. I personally don’t enjoy having to sit down and read through my work, but when I do, I often end up finding things that I thought Microsoft Word picked up but didn’t. Something I have learned is that Microsoft Word only picks up spelling errors rather than sentence structure and grammar. This way, even if you have run it through Microsoft Word and such, you should still read it and then give it to a close friend to read.
  5. Be proud of your writing and don’t second-guess it. The last thing and most likely the most helpful would be to be proud of your writing. My classmates have read my writing and then I have taken bits out and they go “why would you take that part out? I liked that part” and I end up going home that day and rereading the bit I took out. Then I sit there and go “man maybe I shouldn’t have taken out that part out.”

I hope that this post helps, and remember to always keep writing. Love Kess ❤

What’s In My Dance Bag?

Hey! So for today’s blog post, I have come up with what’s in my Dance Bag. My dance bag is just a duffle bag from Adidas that I bought a few years ago. The outside of my bag is in good condition but the inside is a complete mess.

IMG_2554So the first things that I have in my bag are my tap shoes. I have tap every week. IMG_2555

The next thing in my dance bag is my charger. My phone always dies before I get to dance or is always running low on battery. Due to this, I have learned to make sure that I always have my charger on me. One thing that you cannot see due to the angle of the camera is that my initials are on my charger. This is just in case I accidentally leave it there or someone borrows it and don’t get it back.

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The third item in my dance bag is my pair of kneepads. The ones pictured are from Capezio and even though I have never used kneepads before I did my summer show number Cats last year, I know that Capezio’s kneepads are great. Another pro to these kneepads is that after they get really dirty, I can just take out the padding and throw them in the wash.

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After my kneepads, I also have my school blazer. Usually I put my dance clothes in my dance bag and then when I get to dance I will change and put my school clothes into my dance bag. My blazer usually doesn’t get taken out to get washed therefore it usually sits there until Sunday night when I need to put my stuff together for school.

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The next thing that you will definitely find in my dance bag is my pair of ballet shoes. I have ballet every Thursday. Ballet to me falls above all of my other classes because ballet is the foundation of everything. To be honest, its my favourite too. I find that in ballet I work harder then some of my other classes. I think its because I really want to do pointe when I get older.

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Eos is next. On my old site, you may have seen some of my Eos (es). The flavour that I keep in my dance bag is lemon. I just picked up whichever one I could find and then put it in my dance bag.

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Next are my foot thongs. Do not be fooled by the name, they are simply dance shoes, but they are mesh with a piece of fabric where the balls of your feet are. They are great for turning, though I find myself using them in jazz, modern and my company class.

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Next, I have a bow, a scrunchie and a hairband. These three never actually get used, but they are good to have with me. I never really have hair problems, but just in cause my hairband breaks or something they are good to have. Also, it is always nice to accessorize my hair with a bow every once in a while.

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There is also a jumper in my bag. I use this jumper not so much in class as out of it. I like to be able to just slip something on to cover up my leotard. Also, I get cold all of the time. I am cold all day every day, therefore it is a necessity for me to have my jumper with me and it stays in my bag until the weekend when it is washed and then put back in my bag.

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The last two things in my bag are a bag of cds and then a crushed muffin. The cds were for my exams. They have the music on them. As for the crushed muffin, well I probably purchased it from school as an after school snack and then threw it in my dance bag and forgot about it.

Thanks for reading. I hope you liked it and leave a comment down below.

 

 

 

52 Questions

Hi guys!

I’m so sorry that I haven’t been able to follow through with my Monday, Wednesday and Friday posting, I meant to but it didn’t happen. Today’s post is 52 Questions. I thought it was appropriate because it’s a new blog and so here they are!

  1. What was the last picture you took on your phone?

A picture of the sun that you go into on the escalator at the Natural History Museum.

  1. What did you do for your latest birthday?

I had my friend Hash Brown over and we ate noodles and watched Grown Ups. The next week I went to a little café called BB Bakery in Covent Garden with my mom.

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  1. What is your favourite word? Least favourite?

Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus (favourite) no (least favourite)

  1. Do you have anyone you go to for advice? In person or online?

I go to my mom, she is my rock.

  1. What was the weirdest prank call that you have made?

When Hash Brown  and I called a bunch of our classmates and a few others pretending to be a weirdo called Raj and we wanted to eat Papa John’s pizza with them.

  1. Do you trust anyone with your life?

My parents

  1. If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?

Martin Luther King’s famous I have a dream speech.

  1. If you could be any age for a week, what age would that be?

I would be 22

  1. What question do you hate to answer?

Are you American? I feel like if you can hear my accent then you can safely assume that i am.

  1. Where were you 3 hours ago? Do you think someone was stalking you?

I was just getting off the bus from my school trip. I don’t think anyone was stalking me.

  1. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

The thesaurus

  1. Are you afraid of heights? Or what are you afraid of?

I’m not afraid of heights, except when you have to jump off of something high or climb up something high. My ultimate fear would have to be being in an emergency like a bombing or something; I don’t know what I would do.

  1. Have you ever taken dance lessons? Who would you want to dance with?

I have taken dance lessons ever since I was 4 and a 1/2 years old. I would dance with my friends Abigail and N.R. They  make me work harder.

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  1. What is your favorite breakfast food?

I love (american) Eggo Mini Pancakes and Eggo Waffles

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  1. Mountains or the beach? View, or the TV?

Beach view always. I love the water.

  1. What famous person do people tell you that you most resemble?

Whitney Houston, surprisingly. I think I look like Beyoncé.

  1. If you could bring any person back to life, who would it be?

My grandmother Faye. I always hear about her sense of humor and I just want to know it for myself.

  1. Do you believe honesty is the best policy?

Not always. Sometimes if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all.

  1. If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would you choose?

Revenge, all the characters are rich and the whole show is so glamorous.

  1. List someone you know, and describe them in 5 words.

Abigail-Funny, Flexible, smart, short, creative

  1. Is there anything purple within 10 feet of you? What is it?

Yeah, there is an opened box of Bassets vitamins.

  1. When was the last time you bought something? What was it?

This morning, it was a meal deal from Tesco Express.

  1. Your dream vacation? Worst vacation? Best vacation?

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  1. What is your ethnic background?

I am all Caribbean, my mom’s side of the family is Jamaican and then my dad’s side of the family is Haitian.

  1. Where is your mom’s family from? Where is your dad’s family from?

My mom’s side of the family is from Jamaica and then my dad’s side of the family is from Haiti

  1. Have you ever been there? What was that experience like?

I have been to Jamaica; it was a load of fun. I loved it and the weather and the beaches, it’s so serene. I haven’t been to Haiti but I am planning on going soon.

  1. When and where were you born?

I was born in America, in February of 2003

  1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in New York for most of my life.

  1. What are you proudest of?

Not to sound obnoxious, but I am most proud of my writing. I wrote a good amount of a book that I am looking forward to finishing it.

  1. What do we need to know about you?

I have a very active imagination and I can tell good stories.

  1. Special talents?

Dance, painting and writing

  1. Watch a movie or read the books?

Both, but I would rather read the books then watch the movies

  1. Best day of your life?

There are two, when my brother Avery was born and when my brother Kellen was born.

  1. Anything you hate/ dislike?

Chicken! I HATE CHICKEN

  1. Any bad habits?

Biting my nails

  1. Best thing that ever happened to you?

I was given the opportunity to grow up in another country.

  1. Do you love someone?

Of course! My family and my best friends (no need to say who- you know who you are)

  1. Last time you cried?

At the end of Jurassic World, it was so sad.

  1. Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars, but only the Force Awakens

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  1. Read on a Kindle or paperback book?

Paperback,  as on the Kindle, it’s easy to get distracted (e.g. games)

  1. Go to a play or musical?

Musicals

  1. Go to the theater or a movie?

Go to the theater

  1. Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?

Hawaii- I love tropical vacations

  1. Have a night out or evening in?

Evening in with my bestie, spa night or even just movies and Chinese food.

  1. Swim in a pool or the ocean? Salt water and waves crashing on the beach or temperature controlled, lovely water all year round.

Swim in a pool

  1. Go climbing or zip lining?

Zip lining always.

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  1. How would your friends describe you?

Crazy, dramatic,

  1. If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be?

I would live in the Selection Series, I love the rank of society, but I would want to be a two, rather than anything lower.

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself finishing my A-levels and en pointe in dance.

  1. If you could live forever, what would you do?’

Swim

  1. How would you spend a billion dollars?

I would give 1 million of it to charity and then use the other million to pamper my parents, for all of their hard work.

  1. When you are 22 what car will you drive?
    I will drive an Audi Mini; it’s my favorite on the planet.

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Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed and leave a comment down below 🙂

 

Welcome to My New Blog!

Hey guys! I am so happy that I have moved my blog over from Wix to WordPress. I feel like it will look so much more professional than Wix. I have a friend who has used WordPress for a long time and she seems to like it a whole lot. Anyway, this is the new look! I hope you like it! The posts on my blog will still follow the same theme, fashion, lifestyle and  a little bit of teenage stuff! Here are some of the new blog posts to keep a look out for:

  • Apps I’m Currently Loving
  • Skincare Routine
  • My Style Icon
  • and more!

Love ya, Kess