Monday, November 4, 2019

Rev up your glow with Ruby Richez

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is really proving why it is one of the best makeup brands in the industry. Just recently, the world-renowned brand introduced one of the hottest beauty staples--the Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Ruby Richez. Inspired by Rihanna's very own Sangria Sunset look at the 2017 Met Gala, this fantastic Fenty Beauty addition proves why it produces one of the best color payoffs around and creates limitless looks.

So what makes this highlighter one of the best there is? Not only is this metallic brick red shade essentially designed for every skin tone under the sun, but it is weightless, color-building, and long-lasting too. Additionally it is build able, blend able, and portable. Plus, it possesses a foil-like finish that is as intense as the woman who wears it.

You can snag the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter for $36 on the official website Fenty Beauty and at Sephora on November 8th.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Robinhood Investing App

Robinhood is on a mission. A mission to make money readily available and to democratize the entire financial system. Originally, when I first heard about this app, I was actually playing one of my favorite online games and the advertisement popped up. I decided to read about this app shortly after and what I found were relatively mixed reviews. As reluctant as I was to join, I finally caved after I saw that they advertised free stock for signing up. 

Upon joining, I realized that all of the stock was 100% commission-free, which is generally another plus to this application. After all, I have been searching for a platform to trade and the fact that every single stock was commission-free definitely did catch my attention. Robinhood supports stocks, options, and exchange-traded funds (or ETF) and crypto-currency with no fees. 

I claimed my free stock immediately after downloading the app and signing up. Although the free stock wasn't to Berkshire Hathaway, Google, Apple, or Amazon, it was to an integrated manufacturer called Tronox (TROX) which produces titanium dioxide pigments. The index seems to have a lot of momentum, so I have no complaints thus far. One of my friends was lucky enough to get Apple as her free stock. Another received Berkshire Hathaway.

Moving right along, there is no account minimum, which is great for those novice traders just starting. If you are not the biggest risk taker or a bit hesitant to invest money into the stock market, this app makes it easy for you to do so. Now if you open a gold account with this platform there is a $2,000 minimum. There are zero fees for inactivity and transferring money. 

The streamlined interface is very user friendly, making navigation modestly easy. I love this and I love the fact it changes color when the market is open versus the market being closed. It is convenient for mobile users, especially those of you who spend a lot of time on the go and want to make an extra yet honest income right from your smartphone device.

What are the downfalls? 

As much as I like Robinhood, it is a platform that doesn't support a lot of companies. Especially international companies. So if you are looking to buy, sell, or hold stock in a company like Banknifty in India, you will not find it here as it is simply not supported. They do support over 250 and possibly will support more in the future, as one can only hope. 

Another thing I dislike about Robinhood is the fact that the commodities are relatively limited, as a quick search of a specific one lead me to multiple searches of irrelevant companies that only support and/or produce the specific commodity. 

One of the biggest cons of this app is that if you are a novice trader and you are investing only $100, you will not be able to get that money unless you pay the $75 fee. It is best to have a heavy margin simply because the fee can just come out of it. If you invest $100, you will only $25 of that money if you try to take it out. 

Additionally, retirement funds such as 401(k) and IRA are not supported here; however, if you have a taxable account you are in luck. Robinhood also does not support any mutual funds and bonds. In fact, the securities are very limited here. 

Why Robinhood is a great app...

Overall, the cons are easy to ignore, as the strengths of this app outweigh them. There are no gimmicks and hidden fees. Usually with investing, there are quite a few hidden fees that follow. With Robinhood--what you see is what you get. You can trade without worrying what fees you have to pay. That is what makes Robinhood truly a great app. An app I would recommend to anyone looking to invest money and start trading. 

What are you waiting for? To claim your free stock and to get started with Robinhood simply click here right now. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Black Cat by Sarah Afshar

Beautiful Fall
Good Morning! As much as I have contemplated and debated whether or not to dress up for Halloween this year, I simply cannot as I have plans today. Job interview for one. But to be honest, I just don't have the time to participate in Halloween much anymore. 

As fun as the holiday is (and it is very fun - costumes, candy, pumpkins, caramel apples, etc), I will just have to entertain the idea of possibly participating in the future. Honestly, truth be told, I don't really party unless it is with family and friends, so I don't think I am missing out much. 

I can eat candy and drink apple cider at home. I am more of a Thanksgiving and Christmas girl to be honest. But for those of you celebrating Halloween today/tonight, I do hope you have an amazing one. 

Speaking of which, since today is Halloween, I thought I would share my rendition of Black Cat that I recorded last year on Smule originally for Friday the 13th. I should probably start singing more again on Smule. I still have the app installed on my phone, but have been so busy I haven't even had the chance to log onto it. 

Everyone is sharing their renditions of Thriller by Michael Jackson, I thought I would be different and sing Black Cat by Janet Jackson. To listen to my cover, simply watch/listen to the video above. If it doesn't play, just click here right now. Make sure you are wearing headphones. Photo is courtesy of my neighbor's cat Jinxie who loves to come over to my house and visit me often. 

I seriously want to go back to bed. Happy Halloween everyone. Please be safe.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard

Located in the heart of Emmett, Idaho just near the base of the Rocky Point lies one of the best apple orchards in the potato state - Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard. Today I had the pleasure of visiting this orchard and I must say that I was modestly impressed. 

Offering an extensive variety of apples such as pink lady, golden delicious, rome, jonagold, red delicious, granny smith, and even Fuji; this prehistoric yet picturesque orchard proves why it is one of the best to exist in Idaho. Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard also seems to accommodate groups of all sizes, allowing you to pick your own fruit for a long-lasting, memory-breeding experience. 

Additionally this orchard offers cherries, plums, and apricots too. Today is the 24th, so I didn't expect to see any of these as they were probably out of season or simply picked. 

I love any kind of experience that brings joy into my life. The concept of picking your own food is just generally fascinating. 

And although the 45 minute scenic drive to downtown Boise is one to appreciate, I think the smell of apples manifesting the air truly was much better. 

If you live in Idaho and haven't been to this orchard, you truly need to go.  Only $12 for (1) five-gallon bucket. If that isn't a deal, I don't know what is. And they are some of the greatest apples ever. I think I want to go back again in the near future. 

For more information about Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard visit their official Facebook page today or call (208) 365-6160.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Birthday Dinner 2019

Today before work, I decided to go with my mom and stepdad for my birthday dinner. They took me out for Chinese food. As it has been a while since I devoured anything Chinese cuisine, I had a blast at the buffet restaurant which is several miles away from my house. 

The buffet is good, but not great nor amazing. Satisfying is probably the best way to describe it. Perhaps I appreciate Chinese food when I don't eat it so much. Tonight, I felt like the food tasted amazing even though it was mediocre. 

With that said, I enjoyed pre-made sushi with cream cheese, cucumber, and avocado garnished with gari ginger and sriracha. Followed by a plate of various fried food favorites including cream cheese wontons, sesame balls, onion rings, fried zucchini, custard, a fried banana, and a Chinese donut. 

Additionally, I enjoyed vegetable lo-mein followed by mochi, green beans, and mushrooms. I am almost certain I ate about three plates of food. And the best part is, I wasn't overly stuffed after leaving the place. 

Afterwards, I decided to go to Burger King and enjoy some ice cream. I recently bought the Impossible Whopper from there and they offered me a book for $1 which offers like 6 items in it for free. I decided to take advantage of the free coupon and get some ice cream. 

Now it is time to go to work. Have a wonderful day! 

Birthday 2019: My boyfriend is amazing

Today is officially my birthday. And what better way to celebrate my birthday than with my incredible boyfriend Sumit. He surprised me today with this cake and rose, dedicating his love for me. 

He pre-ordered this cake for me several days ago which consists of chocolate frosting garnished with gold and topped with a recent photo of me. As an eggless, double-layer cake, the flavor is vanilla and filled with an assortment of fruit and homemade cream. 

It was only one year ago today Sumit surprised me with a similar cake. You can see that cake and read about that here. This year, he decided to do it again. 

Amazing right?

As many of you are already aware, I have been dating Sumit for almost two years now. What attracts me to Sumit is the fact he is intellectually endowed, strikingly handsome, has more drive than NASCAR, and has direction towards life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness rather than the local dive bar and melodrama.

Sumit is a polymath with a real, tried and true niche for success. He is quite possibly the smartest person I have ever met in my life, as he is a realist and visionary. Every time I talk to him, I feel like I am speaking with someone who has lived many centuries. 

When I have a conversation with Sumit, I learn something new. Whether it is about Hinduism, the stock market, the Indian culture, and even life in general - he has taught me so much. In fact, I feel like I can utilize the knowledge he has shared to and for a higher purpose. 

Although he is academically endowed, what I love most about Sumit is the fact that he has such a strong and independent mind and he doesn't care what others think. And in spite of what others say about him, he makes himself a better person and always respects everyone. He doesn't have a hateful bone in his entire body. 

Sumit has taught me many vital lessons about life and has made me really love and appreciate life much more so. And it is this fact alone, that has made me truly grateful to have found him and thankful to have him. 

Thank you Sumit for making my birthday amazing. I love you. I am very happy in my life and I owe it all to you. 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Fenty Beauty introduces Holiday 2019 The Tinsel $how Collection

I have always been a fan of Rihanna's music. She's one of those artists who is very unique. When you hear her music, you know it is her and not another artist. And as much as I love Please Don't Stop The Music, the song Love On The Brain is truly one of my favorite tunes by her. With that being said, I am extremely proud of what she is doing in the beauty industry. What started as an idea became a reality for the world-class superstar when she started Fenty Beauty. 

As a world-renowned beauty brand, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna has officially came out with their newest, latest and greatest holiday collection The Tinsel $how Collection, which features an array of covetable new shades that are destined to bring more love this holiday season. 

For this particular collection, Fenty Beauty will offer the Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Collection which consists of five unique Gloss Bomb shades. These shades include: Fu$$y (a stunning dusty pink shimmer), Pretty Please (a fabulous fuchsia shimmer), Hot Chocolit (a beautiful brown shimmer), Confetti (an outstanding iridescent opal shimmer), and Cheeki (a ravishing red/orange shimmer) which make the perfect gift for virtually every lip gloss lover in your life. And for $42, this is a real steal this holiday season. 

And if the holidays couldn't get any better, they are about to with the new Fenty Beauty Mini Body Lava Body Luminizer in the shade Who Needs Clothes?! which is a gorgeous rose gold shimmer in Travel Size. Not only will this make the best stocking stuffer for every beauty enthusiast on earth, but it is the perfect pick-me-up when traveling this holiday season. And for $25, this looks amazing on every skin tone it touches. 

Additionally as part of The Tinsel $how Collection this holiday season, Fenty Beauty is also offering the Lil Stunna Mini Longwear Fluid Lip Color in the shade Underdawg. As a beautiful burgundy (which is perfect for both Fall and Winter) this little side gift is just $15. The collection also features the Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip and Face Set for $24 which includes a limited-edition Travel Size version of your favorite highlighter, the Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Sandcastle and a new shade of the famous lip gloss, the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. 

As you may or may know, Fenty Beauty is 100% Cruelty-Free and does not test on animals. 

The Tinsel $how Collection will be available Friday, October 11 at your nearest Sephora, including Sephora in JCPenney. And will be available on the official website also.