Nail Strips vs. DIY Nails

I've neglected lately, don't dedicate as much time as I use to.  Sometimes get motivated to do my nails, other times I just let them run around naked.  I wont necesarrily say that I dont have time to do them because you only have time for what you make time for. I was in the store and I saw the press on nail designs that everyone is raving about & thought I would give em a try.  As I put them on my brother said to me, "You are not going to like them because you didnt design them yourself."  I thought, "Yeah Yeah, who wouldnt like Instant Jazzy Nails?" 
Nail Strips Step 1: Creepy Claws; Step 2:  File the designs down
My brother was 100% correct.  I didnt like the filing down that you had to do to get the strips the proper shape of your nails, afterwards it still felt like I had alot of jagged edges.  I didnt like the feel of a thick artificial layer over my nails.  I just looked at them and thought, "I can do this, but 10x better." The press-on designs lasted about 2 hours & then I peeled them all off & started to work on a similar design myself.
DIY Nails Step 1:  I started with 2 coats of my favorite color YELLOW
DIY Nails Step 2:  I painted white corners, the lines didnt need to be straight because I painted over them later.
DIY Nails Step 3:  Went over the edge of the white corners with a silver polish
DIY Nails Step 4: Drew random black lines to give it an animal pattern look
No thank you Creepy Press On Designs

I'm in Miami *beep*!!!

This weekend’s get away was back to my favorite location Meejami/ Hollywood /Ft Loddy Doddy! Stayed at the Westin Diplomatic & bad azz Mr. Bose almost got us kicked out on the first nite... Actually we just got "a warning" to turn dat ish down… #Nerds!!!  Scratch that hotel off my list of possible places to stay during Miami carnival in October.

Saturday we hit up South Beach for a new eye for my stickman *Bling Bling*!!! After leaving the emergency room aka Redemption Tattoo we went to my beloved Fat Tuesday bay-bay! I cant travel to a city that has a Fat Tuesday and not get a Amaretto Pineapple!! Yum yum yum. Then forward march to get the Port-a-Party started on the beach. Although I know how to swim, I don't really swim much. I prefer to chillax on my blanket with my Bose & my booze!
New Bling!
My homie isn't really of fan of going to the beach but he indulged my request.  He looked like he'd rather be watching basketball reruns or porn or summin.  Then again, it was really hot when we got there. Regardless, I had a frekkin blast... the funny sh*t you see on S. Beach!!! 
After being there for a while we see the family next to us gathered around a love seat on the beach. Where this chair came from I dunno, but they got an awesome family portrait in it lolol
Miami carnival soon come so I happened to be there on a weekend of a band launch. That means soca soca & more soca!!!  I even got some flyers for Miami carnival fetes. Time to get my mind for Carnival Season. Should probably think about getting back in the gym soon too!
Fun Generation
Sunday had a deelish Trini home cooked meal at another homies casa. Then we all went to the pool & beach at the hotel.  We had a Port-a-Party on the beach and then at the hotel pool.  I was surprised that the hotel staff didnt come running to tell us to turn the chunes down, I guess cause the pool was pretty much empty.  So a good time was had with drinks in hand & our favorite chunes playing.  No party'n Sunday nite :-( It was off to bed early cause I had an early flight Monday morning.

I love having so many peeps that are spontaneous too, never a dull moment.  Up, Up & Away... until the next adventure!!! 

Houston Caribfest 2012

July’s trip was to Houston for their Caribfest.  It’s a smaller carnival like Jacksonville, Charlotte, etc and just like those I had a darn good time.  My dawg Double M aka Michelle joined me for the weekend excursion.  She and I both have familia in Houston so we got to see our fam, party hardy & get a lil carnival action in… can’t beat that. 

First thing we did after landing in Houston (after stopping for rum of course) was go see my cuz Fredo at Tapout Tattoo for a lil touch up.  Chelle & Fredo then made a fake tattoo to freak out Chelle’s boo & make him think that she might have lost her marbles. 
They could not stop laughin, this was their best "serious" face
Friday night was Jouvert and that was a very crazy experience.  The cops blocked off the route to Jouvert because they said there was too many people.  My cousin took an alternate route but it was crazy too and we LITERALLY had to park 2 (TWO) MILES away & walked to Jouvert! Chelle & I were so amped up, we didn’t care.  One of my cousins almost quit on me until I handed him some rum & then he ended up leading the long walk.  There had to be atleast 7 billion trillion people in the event.  Grenada & their usual wotless-ness was freaking everyone out with their oil & fire.  I’m surprised no one caught on fire!
The 2 mile hike to Jouvert!

FLAMES from the Grenada Jab Jab pose

This is why you dont wear open toe shoes to Jouvert, WHAT WERE WE THINKIN?
Saturday I woke up in PAIN and was like, “Why does my body hurt so?  OH YES, I walked FOUR miles and jumped up in de mud like a mad oooman!!”  My dawg Chelle hooked me up tho, she made a bomb azz lunch, she brought her new Bose speaker so we blasted some soca & had a mini fete in our hotel while we got our lives together.    

Early Saturday evening we met up with some more of my cousins & proceeded to drink for the next 12 hours!  We walked into a bar and immediately demanded shots, shots, shots, the bartender was even kind enough to give us some “House on the shots” as drunken Chelle called it!!! 
Saturday evening we went to Soca Xtreme, I told Chelle that I wanted her to take a pic with someone, but I didn’t tell her who. *LMAO @ the look on her face* I just happen to LOVE dis dude so I was extra hyped up! It was a great show Iwer, Kerwin, Otis, Tallpree, Lyrikal and some other artists that we couldn’t hang on long enough to see *around 4am it went downhill*.  Grenada & Dominica were in there deep.  I was also shocked at the amount of Panamanians there & Panama actually got several shout outs on the mic.  I’m use to Panama only get one quick shout out.  


Sunday we went thru the Caribfest with my cousins & Chelle’s cuz CJ.  Sadly the liquor stores do not open on Sunday in Houston and Chelle and I smashed our gallon of rum in about 24 hours so we had to get creative.  Chelle, CJ & I drank about 40 thousand lil bottles of Moscato.  When I went in the gas station to get more, I asked CJ what he wanted to drink (I dunno, maybe he would prefer a Heineken or summin) he tells me, “Get me whatever!”  So that’s exactly what I got him, a 40 oz of WHATEVER!  The look on his face was priceless, he wasn’t paying attention when I handed him the bottle, but said that all of a sudden he felt like he was holding a baby! Chelle was in tears laughin at him just confused as to why the hell he is holding a 40oz of Old E!!!   

We had a party in the car during the long ride to IAH airport.  Reminded me of the Party Bus ride in Jamaica.  Sad that the party had to end, but we were soooo tired.  We both fell asleep in the airport.  Landed in ATL around 11pm & went straight to bed… Zzzzzz  Ready to start planning my next get away!