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“Whey de lime” Fridays! – The Carnival 2014 edition!

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Thus begins the madness!!!! This is the final weekend before Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and people doh sleep!   Seriously! From Fantastic Friday to Las’ Lap on Carnival Tuesday, there is so much vibes and hype and things to do that….yeah….sleep is optional.  Therefore by Ash Wednesday, things are kinda slow!

Between today, Fantastic Friday and Sunday, Dimanche Gras, there are the finals to all the major competitions – National Panorama Finals (Steel Pan), International Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Finals, Kiddies Carnival, King and Queen of the Bands and Calypso Monarch finals.  Also, there are a plethora of fetes this weekend –  Soca Brainwash Fete, Blue Range Cooler Fete, ANYA The Fete, Brian Lara All-Inclusive, D’Original Breakfast Party, Insomnia 2014 “The Ultimate Breakfast Party” and plenty plenty more!!  There is also lots of other traditional mas and customs, most notably the Re-enactment of the 1881 Cambouley Riots on the Piccadilly Greens (street theatre by well-known local actors, chantwells, tambu-bambu and this is the early beginnings of Carnival as we know it) and the Parade of the Traditional Mas Characters (including Dame Lorraine, Burrokeets, Midnight Robber, Pierrot Grenades and Jab Molassies)

Some Cambouley pics!

Tambu Bambu in the background

Pierrot Grenade

Devil

Of course there is J’ouvert and pretty mas on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.  Check out some photos from last year with Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!! Ah taste of J’ouvert!

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“Whey de lime” Fridays!!! f/ vibesy new music by @KonataAlleyne

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Allyuh, where we limin’???

Limin’, a Trinbagonian term for having fun, hanging out!  With good drinks and cutters (snacks)! Trinis will lime anytime, anywhere, especially after work on Fridays, as the unofficial kickoff to the weekend!  And this is a perfect time to launch my new series,“Whey de lime” Fridays!  I’ll be talking about things that I am looking forward too for the weekend, or things that I am loving or that inspire me.

For this inaugural episode, I am super pumped about my brother Konata’s new single, This Is The Life!!  This is real Island vibes, a chill Caribbean calypso song, that reminds me of home.  And I am proud!

Check it out!!

Also link him socially for more updates!

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Laters! #ThisIsTheLife

My Zoya haul!

Hey!!

I recently took advantage of the Zoya Polish Exchange program where you could turn in your old, icky polishes and get brand new Zoya polishes for half price!!  This is how I first discovered the line last year and I am forever hooked!!

So I picked 10 polishes – some from their most recent lines and a few classics.

Here’s what i picked out:

Richelle

Richelle – This came out last summer ’09 I think and its a molten bronzey gold, with gold microshimmer.  A classic summer colour.  On me it looks like shimmery neutral, not too dark and not glittery.  Smooth formula.  I used 2 coats, but 3 is needed for total coverage and no visible nail line. This is a safe colour for brown (tan, black, latin, desi, arabic) girls.

Trixie

Trixie– I heard a lot about his colour, as it’s very popular!! It’s a bold, futuristic, shiny foiled white silver.  The shimmer is fine and it has a minx-like foil finish.  I love this!!! It’s kinda like summer whites with an edge!! This would look a-mazing on dark skin as the contrast would make the colour pop!! I expect to see a colour like this in Vogue or SHE Caribbean magazine.  So glad I got this one!

Calypso

Calypso – a midtone, peachy, coraly colour with microshimmer.  Very pretty, good on medium to dark skintones.  Also good for those afraid of bright colours.  This one is pigmented but a soft colour.  As a Trinbagonian, I could not resist this colour, it will work well on a trip to Maracas!

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