Monday, February 28, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 18

Something you don't leave the house without.

I'm always thirsty and this is the healthiest choice if I'm on the go.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 17

A picture of yourself.

This completely defeats the purpose of my anonymous blogging.

So instead I will post my recent manicure color...Zoya nail polish in "Kelly".
This color is absolutely gorgeous and I cannot stop staring at my nails.

And just to reassure you, this is not a picture of me, I am black. (:

11 Hours Later...

Yesterday was my first track meet of the season. 

About two days before the meet I asked my coach what event I would be doing. He wasn't even sure what I'd be doing considering I was injured and hadn't been at practice for a whole week. But he asked me to run in the 4x400.
Of course I accepted and checked out the times. 
On the schedule, it said that the races would begin at 9:00 am.

I thought "Oh, 9 AM, I'll just go early, warm up, and in no time I'll be racing."
Well I was wrong. Unfortunately, the races started at 9:00 AM, but didn't end until 6 PM.
And guess what race was the very last one? That's right. The 4x400.

So I ended up waking up at 6:00 AM on a Saturday morning, rushed through breakfast, quickly put all my stuff together, rushed to the meet and waited for 9 hours to finally race. Starting from the time I woke up to the time I got home (about 5:30), that's 11 hours of my day wasted.

We started out in last place but quickly caught back up in the relay. I was incredibly happy about that but not about the fact that I stayed at that place for over 9 hours because silly me thought the race would start soon.

Needless to say, I came home exhausted, frustrated, and hungry. 
The only highlight of my day was the rush of adrenaline I got from running the 4x400 and the fact that we did good at it.

30 Days Challenge- Day 16

Your celebrity crush.

I'm a day late for this one and I almost didn't post it at all since I talk about my celebrity crush all the time on here.

But one more time won't hurt...
I've had a enormous crush on the gorgeous Shemar Moore for the longest time.

Ever since I watched my first episode of Criminal Minds (back in Summer of 2010) I have been obsessed with his sexy abs, toned biceps, gorgeous smile, amazing eyebrows and perfect face. There is not one thing about him that I do not find attractive.

I love his character on Criminal Minds. Derek Morgan is nice, funny, and smart. Everything you'd want in a guy. 

It would be a dream come true if I met him. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 15

Something you crave a lot.

Easy. French fries. But only from McDonald's.

Also, we are now halfway through the challenge. I've been doing pretty good so far but we'll see how this other half goes.

"Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams."
-Author Unknown

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Top Favorite Musicians (30 Days Challenge- Day 14)

Your favorite musician and why?

Oh great...
I cannot answer this one, so I'll post three of my favorites instead.
One is just too hard.
First I'd say Kate Veogele. I've mentioned her many times before but I cannot get enough of her. I don't think her career is active anymore, but I could care less! She is so incredibly talented with a natural and beautiful voice. Unlike anything I have ever heard before.
She is also so beautiful and an amazing actress.
My favorite songs from her are "Kindly Unspoken" and "No Good".
I also really love Beyonce. She has two personalities; Sasha Fierce and Beyonce. Sasha Fierce's music is more outspoken, loud and well...fierce. Beyonce's are more beautiful and peaceful. Either way her voice is angelic and she is beautiful beyond belief!
My all time favorite song from her will always be "If I Were A Boy". The meaning behind it gets me every time.
Finally, Leona Lewis. Like Kate and Beyonce, Leona Lewis is too beautiful for her own good. Her voice is so amazing. It shocks me every time she opens her mouth to hit a high note. Not only do all her songs have a beautiful meaning, but they are all memorable.
"Bleeding Love" introduced me to Leona, but I've been following her career for a while. My favorites from her are easy: "Happy" and "Better In Time".

Those are just 3 of my favorites, I also love Mariah Carey, the band Parachute, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and many more.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 13

Your favorite quote.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
-Helen Keller

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 12

Your favorite television show.


Anyone and everyone who has been reading my blog for a while knows my favorite show is Criminal Minds.

The reason I love Criminal Minds is because it's so different from other crime shows I have seen. Other shows look at the bones, evidence, or body of the victim. Or they go on some crazy hunt to find suspects.
But C.M. takes the time to "think like the criminal" and see why this person did this or why this person did that. All C.M. criminals have some type of background and mental issue as to why they committed the crime they committed.

I find it so interesting that some of these criminals have no idea what they are doing is wrong.

Plus the hunky main character and talented actors and actresses keep me hooked to this show!

Monday, February 21, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 11

What's in your makeup bag?

I don't have a "makeup bag", but I do keep my makeup in this thingy.

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My friend Eva ordered it off of QVC from the brand Lori Greiner but it wasn't big enough to store her makeup so she gave it to me. Luckily I don't own a lot of makeup so it fit everything.

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I won't go through all the makeup I have but I'll pick out my favorites...
Wet n Wild Ultimate Eye Expressions Palette in Sand Castle
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof Mascara in Brownish Black
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in Cocoa
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Mini
Maybelline Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Khaki Craze

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I always reach for these when I get ready in the morning.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 10

Whatever tickles your fancy.

This girl has the most amazing voice I've heard in a while. Her name is Maria Aragon and her "Born This Way" cover has already gotten over 8 million hits on Youtube. 
Check her out if you get the chance.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 9

A photo of the item you last purchased.

Well considering that I'm collecting nail polish, I bought three the other day along with nail art brushes.

JCPenney was having a sale in their salon where I could buy one polish for full price and get the other one half off.
I also received a $10 coupon from them, so I ended up paying $3 for two OPI nail polishes! (It's Totally Fort Worth It and The One That Got Away)

Friday, February 18, 2011

A New Perspective

I'm beginning to see a new light to abstinence and having sex before marriage.

I'm not sure if I want to be abstinence for religious (I'm Catholic) or moral reasons.
Maybe I need that security of being with someone who is in a committed relationship since I don't want another guy to leave my life (my father), or maybe it's because I'm secretly afraid of being alone or rejected.

But then I think about how religious I am and I can't bear the thought of losing my virginity without being married first. It just doesn't feel right.

Is it selfish to ask the man I love to wait for me? To marry me if he ever wants to have sex?
Is it wrong to deny my feelings and wants by putting marriage in the way? What if we get a divorce? What if sexually, we aren't compatible but we're already married to each other?

Some people do not get married until they are in their 30's, 40's even 50's. And some people don't get married at all. I don't want to be a 40 year old virgin.

For the most part, I still want to wait. I really, really do. But then again I can't have sex without someone else and what if the man I love disagrees with my decision of abstinence?

I've been thinking about this for months and with all the pressure of sex at school (3 of my friends are already getting into it)...I just don't know.

"No one has ever become poor by giving." 
- Anne Frank 

30 Days Challenge- Day 8

3 words to match your personality.

Fun, Open-Minded, Truthful.

I wish I could choose more, but these three are the best that I could think of.

I'd say I was fun because I love to have a good time, I love to laugh, and I'm so random all the time.

Open-Minded because I am literally open to anything that isn't ignorant, stupid, totally immature, discriminative or completely negative. It sounds like a lot but I'm open to a lot of things others are close-minded about. Such as gays.

I would say truthful because I like to be upfront about things. Yes, I lie like every other person, but for things that are more important, with more value, or to people like family and friends, I try to be as truthful as possible.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Dream Wedding

(This is part of the 30 Days Challenge- Day 7 to be exact)

I love to talk about these types of things. I've already done my perfect date and my perfect dream guy and now the big one...the wedding.
My perfect wedding would be so angelic and beautiful. 
The three main colors would be white, black and yellow: yellow roses, yellow cake, black detailing, white floors, white/black chairs, and so on.
 My wedding dress would beautiful beyond belief!
I'd walk down the aisle in the most delicately placed, crystallized dress known to man. I'd be glistening as I move and others would die of envy.

As soon as I put on my dress, ready to walk down that aisle, I'd cry like a baby.
I want the most delicious, yet pretty cake I can get my hands on. Preferably one with enough drama without being over the top or tacky.

All my loved ones will be there including my close friends.
My groom will be dressed in the finest tux and looking as handsome as ever.
Clean shave, nice hair, and even a nice man-icure.
And my makeup...dramatic while still being subtle.
Overall, I just want my wedding to be as beautiful and memorable as possible. If I could pick the perfect wedding, it would be something like this.

Now my real wedding will probably be a lot more planning and a lot less money than this...but hey, a girl can dream right?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 6

A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.
I'd love to have a cute chinchilla as a pet. They are painfully adorable!
I want two little ones, so they won't get lonely.

Thankfully I don't have cats...they'd eat these babies up so quick.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Alright, you're going to think I am insane for this, but...

While I was in class today, I had the time to create a small schedule of everything I needed to do when I got home.
I did this because I'm always incredibly busy or overwhelmed with things to do and not enough time to do it.

So today I left plenty of time to catch up on all my favorite shows (Criminal Minds, Nikita, Pretty Little Liars...) as well as catch up on the blogs that I follow (Red Carpet Fashion Awards, Bright Lights Big Color...). I also left some room for watching videos on Youtube that are in my Subscriptions.

I'm a perfectionist in the way that everything must be planned out perfectly and performed even more perfect. If not, I'll be disappointed in myself.

Here's my schedule, which I'll probably use all week...

I know it sounds stupid and just plain weird, but I promise it works. If it didn't I wouldn't have time to do this post. (8:30-8:40 zone)

Back to the point of this post, I suggest you try this out if you are very busy and never have the time for anything.

Literally sitting down and writing out a small schedule for yourself will take a lot of stress off of you and it'll give you more time for relaxation.

Monday, February 14, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 5

A song that makes you cry (or nearly).

"Unthinkable" by Alicia Keys.

This song is so incredibly beautiful. If you haven't already heard it, it's a song about a girl who is in love with a guy. The only problem is that he is white and she is black and back in that time, that was unacceptable.
They try to keep it a secret but the girl (Alicia Keys) is ready for everyone to know. She is willing to take that risk because she loves him (Chad Michael Murray).

"I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy
Or would it be so beautiful...." 

That's my favorite verse from the song. It's so beautiful and romantic.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 4

A website.

Just one?

Well I was going to pick something obvious like Google or Youtube. But then I thought about the one website, or in this case--blog, that I really enjoy reading and that's

The writer--we call her FC--finds all these pictures and puts them together then writes a post about what that celebrity was wearing to this party or that awards show.

Her opinions are always simliar to mine and she has an amazing eye for Fashion. It amazes me that she runs this incredible blog all by herself.

Some of my favorite posts from her are the "Best Dressed of the Week" posts and posts from huge award shows like the Grammy's or Emmy's.

If you get the chance, you should definitely check out her website.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 3

Your idea of the perfect first date.

Well, I've already made a whole post about this in the past, so I'll bend the rules and just copy and paste then tweak a few things.

I'm a hopeless romantic. So my perfect date would probably be classic like dinner and a movie.

We could watch a really good action movie (I'm a sucker for Angelina Jolie movies!) and then we go to a romantic, expensive, classy restaurant for dinner.
Dinner can be a very awkward date, but that if we go to a movie first we'll have something to talk about.

If we hit it off, our next date could be something fun...but still have that opportunity for romance.
Something like going to the beach, or going on a cute picnic.

The opportunities are endless!

But I do have some musts for any date:
My date must be on time, clean, prepared and willing to pay or split the bill.

Other than that, I'm open-minded and really just looking for a good time.

Friday, February 11, 2011

"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." 
-Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

30 Days Challenge- Day 2

A photo of something you ate today.

I'm already loving these simple, straight-forward challenges.

Veggie Straws have been my favorite thing to snack on lately. I really love the flavor and the large serving size (38 straws!). I also love the feeling of eating something healthy while being satisfied with the taste--which pretty much tastes like normal chips.

You can buy these at Sam's Club for about $4.00. But I also know that you can purchase these at Costco, and since Costco is about the same as Sam's Club, I'm guessing they are around the same price there.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

30 Days Challenge- Day 1

I'm starting this challenge that I have seen on many other blogs. It's basically a fun way to post every single day for a month.
I will still have my regular posts, but I will also have the challenge posts.

Let's get started with day 1...

A photo that you took.

Alright, this is pretty straight forward.  

I have been obsessed with Oxie, my UglyDoll. It makes me feel like I'm a little girl again.
What better way to start the tag than a cute picture of Oxie? 


Day 1 was easy, see you tomorrow!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Could it be?
Is Minty crushing on someone else?

I've been lying to myself for a while now, but I'm pretty sure I am falling for this guy at school.

Let's call him Cohen.

So Cohen is not my "type", maybe that's why I've been denying my feelings for him.
He's short and wears glasses. But at the same time he's funny, outgoing, nice, athletic, and really sweet.
He has an amazing sense of humor and could make your day so easily.

No guy has ever been as nice to me as he is. Its an amazing feeling, and even if we aren't together, I feel safe and confident with him.

The best thing is that, unlike Derek, I am friends with Cohen, and he's friends with me. So if anything were ever to happen, it wouldn't be sudden or weird, or awkward.

It'd be normal and it'd feel right.
I can't say I know where our friendship, or maybe relationship(?) is going, but I'm so excited to find out.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

My New Nikon Coolpix S3000 Camera

Remember back in December when I posted about my Christmas Wishlist?
Well, I finally got my favorite item on that list...a Nikon camera.

It is just as amazing as I thought it would be. It takes amazing pictures, it has a lot of variety of scenes, and most importantly, it's gorgeous!

Mine is in this nice burgundy color.
The camera itself is so thin and sleek that you wouldn't believe.

Just to show you how well it takes pictures, here's a picture I recently took of my growing nail polish collection:

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Up close shot...
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So far I have 64 bottles and I think my new Nikon Coolpix S3000 Camera does them all justice.

I highly recommend getting this camera. With a 2 GB memory card, it takes over 500 pictures*! Mine was about $109 but it was totally worth the price.

*With a 2 GB memory card, it is possible to store more photos than 500, if you change the photo size setting to a smaller size, it can store up to 5,000 pictures.

Friday, February 04, 2011

“He that can have Patience, can have what he will”
-Benjamin Franklin

10 Things I Fear

Death. I think almost everyone fears this. What will happen after I die? How will I die? Who is going to miss me? Who will be happy that I'm gone? It just scares me.
Pregnancy. I've mentioned this in another post, a long time ago, but I really do fear being pregnant. Or maybe I just feel that when I am pregnant, I will be scared to death about birth and how painful it will be.
Living in the Real World. As of now, I live with my mom. Because, after all, I am 15. But graduating high school and going off to college scares me. My life will be drastically different.
Pain. I have an extremely low tolerance of pain. I can hardly handle a migraine! Just talking about it makes me cringe.

Throwing Up.  You're probably thinking "What?", but I am completely serious. I have never thrown up since I was a baby, so young I can't even remember what it's like. The thought of food coming up my throat and out of my mouth uncontrollably is just horrifying!
Heights. This is a pretty common fear, so I'm not going to go into it.
Stairs. I always have this sick thought in the back of my head that while I am going up, or even down, the stairs, some sick bastard is going to push me and I will hurt myself or die.

Elevators. Another common fear. I can ride an elevator without crying, but it still really scares me. I mainly get scared that the elevator will fall or get stuck.
Guys. I never want to be heart-broken over a guy. I never have and the fear of it happening is always going to be there. Even if I have been with that person for 5 years, even if I am in love with that person. Even if we get married and start a family...
Sitting in the Front Seat of a Car. You will never, and I mean NEVER find me sitting in the front seat of a car unless it is my mother driving or I am somehow forced to. Some people drive so fast that I am scared I'll pop out of my seat, go straight through the windshield and die.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Re-Post: I Pledge...

Today's repost actually means a lot to me. Way back in August of 2010, I created a promise to myself. It's pretty much all of my morals (okay, maybe not all) wrapped up into a small, but meaningful, post.
_____________________________________________________________________________ never give up on the person I have feelings for. be true to myself. respect myself and my body. let go of the pressure in my life, whether it's friends or enemies. wait until I'm in love for marriage. wait until marriage for sex.