I recently came back from my 2 week trip to my home country, Guyana. Although I ‘ve lived there for 10 years as child I feel like it wasn’t until recently that I am truly seeing the country. While in Guyana I’ve explored town, and other places of the city but it was my journey to Parika that left an impression on me. I’ve been living in New York city for 10 years now so seeing the quaint area of Parika gave me a indescribable peace and serenity within myself. I recorded and took pictures of my visit for you guys to see. I hope you like it.
To get to Parika is quite the journey. You must cross the Demerara river which leads into an hour drive. At the Parika market, there is a dock where you have access to the Atlantic Ocean and can travel to many surrounding islands. Although the area leading toward Parika isn’t very populated, the market seems to be the social hotspot. There you can find east Indian, black and Asian people. As you continue to travel through the area you will happen upon a hidden beach that only local Guyanese know of. Although to many seeing brown water may be weird, to me it meant I was home.
Although I believe the Christmas spirit is the same world wide, Christmas In Guyana has so many differences compared to my experience in New York.
Say goodbye to the winter wonderland. In Guyana it is always hot, so there’s no snowmen and no hopping out your bed in a Christmas themed onesie. The hot chocolate and cookies on Christmas morning seems pointless.Yet all these points seem minuscule when you realize that due to the weather fireplaces are obsolete, therefore, there’s no chimney for Santa. Way to ruin a child’s fantasy. Also due to the weather it’s impossible to even have an authentic tree for Christmas, since they don’t grow in Guyana’s tropical climate.
The food is a huge culture shock. Pepper pot, garlic pork and black cake are traditional Christmas food’s in Guyana. There are also pickled onions which most people are disgusted by, but I savor the thought. That’s a long way from gingerbread houses,cookies, cupcakes and hot chocolate. Although I do miss the sweet taste of candy canes hanging from the Christmas tree, I appreciate the opportunity to eat the food I grew up eating for Christmas as kid in Guyana.
This has to be the most mind boggling of all culture shocks. It isn’t necessarily a Christmas, but a New Years tradition. In New York there’s the famous new year’s countdown in times square, where celebrities preform and everyone, including tourists and locals gather to take part. Those who can’t attend can watch on T.V. However in Guyana things are a little different. In Guyana there are many religions but Christianity and Islam are dominant. Therefore, many people attend church to welcome New Years. GASP! yes I said Church. Usually my mom attends when we visit, however I prefer to start the new years with a drink in hand and family around. One can even say that this New York tradition is here to stay!
I’ll be leaving for Guyana on Saturday the 19th, so my last post will be Carry on essentials. I will try my best to get pictures of my trip for everyone to see where I learned the ways of the world .
I remember being terrified of dolls as a kid. So the fact that I chose to create a doll look on my dear friend has me flabbergasted at my behavior. This look is fun and easy to create for anyone looking for a quick idea to go trick or treating, or to a halloween party.
Creating a flawless base|
- Moisturize and Prime
- You can be as flexible as you want. You can make it lighter, darker, blue, purple etc.(Make sure you blend it down the neck) *I went lighter for my model
- Conceal, Contour and Highlight( *concealers, foundations or cream contour products can be used) Set everything with face powder
- Brows are up to you. I decided to go thin and black. I used liner to create them and concealed her brows around them.
- Use matte neutral colors, emphasizing the crease.Then apply your preferred fake lashes to finish the look.
- A red lip liner and lipstick(any drugstore will do)
The cheeks were little tricky because the color was not showing up on her deep skin tone. Therefore, I used a pink powder blush as a base and red lipstick to make the blush circles.
I used the Maybelline gel liner and the brush that came with it to make the cracks. Let it dry and then layer it on again. I cleaned up any mistakes with concealer. The liner can be used to also defined the cheek contours and to defined the chin. To make the eyes more dramatic draw on bottom lashes.
That’s the end of this quick doll look. If anyone is interested in any specific product used you can leave a comment and I’ll add it in.
You can achieve this look in 4 easy steps:
1| Do your preferred foundation and eyebrow routine
2|Place a warm medium brown in your crease and a
wash of a darker cool tone brown on your lids then blend
3|Use your preferred red lippie . ( La Girl cherry lip pencil blended with a drug store lip pencil in scarlet red)
4| Apply multiple coats of mascara or go for natural looking falsies
7 Mascara Mistakes you might be making: https://kimwithakause.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/mini-blog1/
Up Next : Natural makeup
This is my ultimate go to look for this fall. Girly pink with a hint of kick ass, my favorite combo. Depending on how you feel, it’s easy to change up this look. Some days I opt for a lighter look paired it with a salmon colored lip for that blushing look. The days I feel bad, I go smokey all the way with a nude lip. And the best part about this look is that the main shadow I used is PINK BLUSH. Nope it’s not a name of an eye shadow it’s actual blush. Mind Blown…Carry On
My foundation routine, you can find it here :https://kimwithakause.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/daily-makeup-zendaya-inspired/
FEATURE BLUSH: Tarte Amazonian clay (Fearless), But any pink blush should do it
Stila- Fire as my transition
Placed the fearless blush on the upper lid and lower lash line
***For a light look you can stop here and place some liner to top it off)***
Estee Lauder raisins- Crease Color
Estee Lauder Chocolate Bliss-Lower lash line
Salmon Colored- Rimmel Old spice
Nude Colored- Lined my lips with Mac’s Cork , Used Lipstick-Mac Spirit
Final Touches: Mac’s Gold Deposit Highlighter
This look is an easy, feel good makeup look that everyone who wears makeup should try. So I dare you, try and tag me _the_kreative on instagram . I would love to see it on other skins tones and with different interpretations.
I have a range of daily makeup looks but today I did a Zendaya inspired look. Many people say I look like a mixture of her and Zoe Saldana and at that point I gladly stay quiet and except the compliment. I noticed this copper/gold smokey eyes on her instagram and I wanted to attempt to recreate a day look from it incorporating some drugstore and high end products
Maybelline fit me 330
Estee Lauder 5w1 for Extra coverage
Nar Creamy Concealer Caramel
L’Oreal True Match W7 to set and Mac Skin Finish In dark as bronzer
Slight contour Mac Blunt
Slight blush with Tarte Fearless
Couldn’t find my Anastasia Beverly Hills so I used any brown pencil I could find
concealers used mac nc45 studio fix and NARS creamy concealer
Filled my entire lip with Rimmel Spice
Lined it with Rimmel Cocoa
Urban Decay Primer
Stila- Fire(Transition color)
Estee Lauder-Chocolate bliss and lavish Mink( crease and bottom lash line) Pralines(On the Lid)
Kiss Individual Lashes- Classic Short
Maybelline Gel Liner
Maybelline Rocket power Mascara