Sunday, March 4, 2018

Get the makeup look: Sasha Lane at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018

Sasha Lane at the 90th annual
Academy Awards.
(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
and provided by Dior)
The 90th annual Academy Awards were held earlier this evening at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles, California. As part of an annual event to acknowledge, recognize and honor the world of cinema, this event is also one that acknowledges, recognizes and honors those who attend. Recently, the beautiful actress Sasha Lane was in attendance. Known for her role in American Honey, the unique beauty blew up the spotlight earlier today in an artistic black dress and slate gray clutch, both courtesy of Dior. She also had the pleasure of teaming up with the talented celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine for a super simple makeup look.

"To avoid distracting from the beautiful Dior dress, we decided to go with a super simple makeup look," the celebrity makeup artist shared.

So, is it possible to re-create this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the beautiful starlet's skin using the Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum, followed with Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Crème. As Fine continued, he used the Diorskin Forever Undercover foundation in the shade #035 Desert Beige and Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade #040 Honey Beige. This was primarily used to even out Lane's actual skin tone. As Lane continued, he used the Diorskin Forever & Ever Control Loose Powder to set everything before applying the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in the shade #003 to the apples of Lane's cheeks for a gorgeous glow.

The eyes were very simple yet natural, which is one reason I truly loved this look. Fine filled the stunning star's brows using the Diorshow Brow Styler in the color #004 Black. The eyes were very subtle and because the celebrity artist kept things minimal, he finished the eyes just adding a few coats of Diorshow Pump'N'Volume mascara in #090 Black Pump.

"We finished the look with a nude lip using Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in the color #426 Lovely-D," Sam Fine shared before finishing up the look.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Sasha Lane's makeup look from the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. #Oscars

Saturday, March 3, 2018

I Will Always Love You by Sarah Afshar

I Will Always Love You is probably the most popular Whitney Houston song to exist. She took a wonderful classic which was originally performed by Dolly Parton and made it even more amazing than what it was. Granted Parton's rendition is unique and it is her song, Whitney Houston made this song. Of course, I will already remember Whitney in her prime before darkness invaded her life. She was a real, tried and true talent and those who bash her are simply jealous because she was one of a kind.

 
I decided to go onto Smule and record this song. I know my rendition pales in comparison to Whitney and Dolly's, but I had fun and I love this song in so many ways. To listen to my rendition of I Will Always Love You simply watch the video above. If you cannot hear the video, simply click here now. And make sure you are wearing headphones also.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How an Emmy award-winning producer compliments your work

How an Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer compliments your rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Thank you Katreese Barnes for your kind words. I am also a fan of you too. I've noticed a lot of people criticizing Fergie for her rendition of the National Anthem. Sure, it wasn't good, but Fergie is an incredible singer and simply took a risk. As I took to Twitter to defend her (Fergie, that is), I decided to take the liberties of sharing my rendition from the Smule app.
 
Surprisingly, I received a tweet from Katreese Barnes. In case you are unaware, Katreese Barnes is both an Emmy and Grammy award-winning composer and producer. And she also sings too. She is very talented. In fact, she is very underrated so when I received this tweet I was quite moved, as it truly means a lot coming from her. What a compliment. Thank you Katreese!
 
To listen to my rendition of the National Anthem, simply click here right now.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tribute to Angela Spicer

So, I am on Smule this evening recording. I decided to record "Who Wants To Live Forever" (originally by Queen) and took it upon myself to dedicate the song to Angela. Angela was a fan of Queen and loved Freddie Mercury. She also enjoyed Adam Lambert (the latest front man of the band). She loved this song and would always tell me that if she died, she would want me to perform at her funeral.

 
I would laugh and tell her she would not die. Looking back, I really didn't think she would die, as she was starting to turn her life around. But now that she is gone, I can only grieve and move on, remembering the good, as I should. I am very sad about her passing last month. If you cannot hear the song, simply click here right now. Listen with headphones.
 
Tonight, I dedicate this song to Angela.

Rest in Peace, Angela.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A great plant-based blueberry smoothie

Today I made a plant-based smoothie with blueberries, blackberries, Vita Coco coconut water, Silk coconut milk and NOW Foods coconut sugar. I am going to drink this before I workout today. I already tasted some and it truly epitomizes "amazing" in every sense of the word.

Ideally, it is the perfect pre and post workout drink and great for not just vegetarians and vegans, but anyone looking to enjoy something healthy and filling during and after your workout. 

When it comes to working out, I cannot eat before I workout, as it makes me feel a little nauseous. And when I work out, it is usually on an empty stomach or I'll drink one liter of Vita Coco coconut water. Sometimes just bottled water. 

I am open to ideas on what drinks I should make and try. I think tomorrow I will try a different drink. Maybe something with bananas in it. What do you think? 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

2018: My favorite mascaras at the moment

One thing I have noticed, when I look at my makeup stash, I have a lot of mascara. And to be honest, I am almost certain I have tried every single one around. Mascara that is. Some I loved, others I hated and many I contemplated and debated whether or not I wanted to use them again. 

It is February 2018. My current favorite mascaras are: NARS Audacious Mascara, Giorgio Armani Beauty 'Eyes To Kill" Mascara, Dolce & Gabbana 'Passioneyes' Mascara, Guerlain Cils D'enfer Maxi Lash and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. 

I like the NARS Audacious mascara because it is very pigmented. I don't have to use a lot of product and I feel like the wand is very easy to work with. I also love the fact that it doesn't clump, which is vital in a mascara formula. 

The Giorgio Armani Beauty 'Eyes To Kill' mascara has one of the greatest formulas I have ever used in any mascara product. A little goes a long way, which I love. I also love the fact that it is pigmented, but doesn't create an awkward spider lash that looks like a tarantula tried to fuck my eyeball. 

Some of the greatest mascaras I have used come with a curvy wand. When I first bought the Dolce & Gabbana 'Passioneyes' mascara, I was reluctant because I didn't try a sample before hand. I wasn't sure what to expect, as my decision for purchasing this was based on reviews. Needless to say, this mascara delivers great volume and curl, without clumping. It also doesn't flake, which I love.

I have tried many mascaras and yet I find myself reaching for the Guerlain Cils D'enfer Maxi Lash. It has created so much curl and definition to my lashes. I owe it to this mascara for having amazing lashes. After one application it literally looks like my lashes are fake.

The Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' mascara is a cult-classic staple. There is a reason it is good. Not just the curvy wand and easy application, but the fact that it coats your lashes generously without having to use multiple coats. And it doesn't clump. There is a reason why this is one of the best-selling mascaras on the planet.

Although there are many I would love to add, these are the mascaras I tend to reach for the most. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Purple Rain by Sarah Afshar

I am a huge fan of Prince and anyone who knows me, knows how much I appreciated and loved him as an artist. His music is literally some of the greatest pieces of work in the modern era. And if I were being honest, I would put him in the league with some of the greatest artists to exist including Mozart. When on Smule earlier, I decided to record this amazing classic using my iPhone and of course, my voice.
 
To listen to my rendition of Purple Rain, simply watch (or listen) to the video above. If you cannot see it, simply click here now. Only want to see you, only want to see you, in the Purple Rain.

I Believe In You And Me by Sarah Afshar

When I first heard this song, I was watching the movie "The Preachers Wife" featuring the late and great Whitney Houston. I was amazed at the dynamics of the song, yes, but the soul she exuded was just incredible. And lets not forget about the message this song sends too. I decided to go on Smule and take the risk of recording this today.

 
To listen to my rendition of this amazing song, simply watch (or listen) to the video above. If it doesn't play, just click here now to listen to my cover.

February 2018: Life Update

I know what you are thinking. I have been a bad blogger. I haven't kept you in the loop nor updated with my life. We are in the year of 2018. I really believe time flies, as I am finding myself embracing Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity in more ways than one. As content as I am at the moment, I feel like my life lacks something. And that "something" is something I need to figure out.

I have been working the same job I have been doing since 2015. I am loving this job; however, I feel like my work load has increased more over the years. I have recently discovered that multitasking is the key to success, as working effectively and efficiently is extremely crucial. I am hoping to take on another job in addition to my current, full-time position as I could use the extra money for present and future endeavors.

Early last month, my friend Angela Spicer died. I met her in 2009 at a casino when I lived in Dillon, Montana. We became great friends, but lost touch over the years. On January 12th she was found dead in Elko, Nevada. She was sleeping in the back of her car and was found hours later by law enforcement. They investigated her death and determined it was a suicide. Angela had a history of this; however, I believe it was a combination of stress, not eating and diabetes which exacerbated this. When I found out she died I was very sad. She was just 35 years old.

A lot of you have emailed me asking about Joe. Joe and I decided to break up in late 2016. We have remained great friends since. He has been there for me through a lot that has happened including the death of my dear cat Murphy in 2017. Not to mention my ongoing support of president Donald Trump, who he also supports. I have no further comment in regards to this. I have known Joe for over 20 years and have no hate in my heart for him. I talked to him a few days ago about his music.

Some of you asked what happened to SarahAfsharBeauty (the domain). I decided that I am not interested in using it anymore, as I wanted to add the content from there to this site (or blog). I wanted to bring this up, as quite a few you of asked about the weird redirects from the site. Someone bought the domain and is currently using it to host and sell cars. In fact, when you visit the site you will see this very awkward redirect. It is very bizarre. The domain is selling for thousands of dollars also and was purchased this month. I have no idea who purchased it or who currently owns it, but the domain is no longer associated with me. I've been told a true crime podcaster bought the domain and is using it to buy and sell cars. Almost like an affiliate publishing scam. Either way, the domain is no longer mine.

It is February 9, 2018 and still no justice for the stalking and murder of Morgan Ingram. I feel like Toni Ingram and Steve Ingram are getting robbed by law enforcement. Morgan Ingram deserves justice, as it is very clear she was murdered. Just one look at the autopsy photos and you will be able to see it was a homicide. My heart continues to break as no justice is happening, but I am hoping eventually it will. Will 2018 be the year? Probably not, but only one can hope and pray.

I will do my best to keep you all updated with my life. At least more often than not. Until then, I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Show Must Go On by Sarah Afshar

I remember when I first heard this song. I was a little girl just sitting in her bedroom, working on her homework when "The Show Must Go On" by Queen played on the radio. I have always been a Queen fan; however, this song was different than the usual songs they performed. 

It was a very robust uptempo ballad with an innuendo that really sent a message. Little did I realize that I would discover this song was about Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest singers, songwriters and performers ever on earth and his final days. 

I decided to go record this tonight on Smule




To listen to my rendition of The Show Must Go (originally by Queen) simply watch/listen to the video above. If you cannot see it, simply click here now. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nails Inc. London in Mayfair Mews

 
As part of the 2013 Christmas Cracker Collection, I must say that I truly do love Mayfair Mews. As you can see from the swatch, the Fibre Optic effect is amazing, as is the color itself. Although this is described as a midnight blue, I do notice an intense violet effect when applying this particular polish. I don't think it's really what I would dub as midnight blue, but either way, it's stunning and very unique, making it a true standout.
 
In terms of quality, I really enjoy the color pay-off. To me, that is important as no one wants to repeatedly apply multiple coats of the product. When I swatched this, I wore it alone so all you see is the entire effect itself.
 
This isn't a nail product I find myself using often. It's stunning but would be of zero interest to anyone who is not a nail enthusiast. Would I use this product again? To be honest, no. Would I recommend this product? Yes. This product is discontinued, but I do believe you can still find it on Amazon.
 
 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Get the makeup look: Priyanka Chopra at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

Priyanka Chopra at Clive Davis's
pre-Grammy gala.
(Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images)
Priyanka Chopra is one of the most beautiful women in the world. I have been a fan of Bollywood for quite sometime, so when I heard she started appearing on television and movies in Hollywood it was definitely something great to see. Clive Davis is a world-renowned music mogul and every year he hosts a party. Yesterday, the stunning starlet looked amazing with her glam look created by the talented Dior makeup artist Daniel Martin.

"Walk of shame! We wanted to create a makeup look that was a bit lived-in after a night of partying. Smudgy, glittery, violet eyes and a matte lip add a futuristic-meets-rock 'n' roll vibe to her finished look," Martin shared in regards to the inspiration behind the look.

So, is it possible to re-create Chopra's makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the Dior makeup artist applied the Diorskin Forever Undercover in #041 Ochre which was used to create a base. Then, Martin used the Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in #040 Honey Beige before setting everything with the Honest Beauty Invisible Blurring Powder. To finish the face, he applied the Honest Beauty Creme Blush on the apples on Chopra's cheeks.

Next, Martin focused on the eyes where he used various colors from the Pat McGrath Labs Mothership III: Subversive Palette. As he continued, he added some definition using the Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof in #842 Pro Pink followed by the Diorshow Art Pen in #095 Catwalk Black. To complete the eyes, the celebrity makeup artist added a couple coats of the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara in #090 Over Black.

To complete the look, the celebrity makeup artist created a custom color for the stunning star's lips by mixing the Rouge Dior Liquid in #625 Mysterious Matte and the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Priyanka Chopra's makeup look for the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. #Grammys

Get the makeup look: Janelle Monae at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Janelle Monae at the
2018 Grammy Awards.
(Photo provided by Jessica Smalls) 
Janelle Monae is one of those incredible talents that you just need in music. When I first heard "TheArchAndroid" back in 2010, I just knew she was destined to be a star. As you are aware, tonight is the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Monae looked eccentrically chic. As her hair looked amazing, her makeup shined. The beautiful talented star teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls for a glam makeup look inspired by Twiggy.

"I wanted to give Janelle a timeless and current look at the same time, so I decided to give her a Twiggy 2018 vibe," Smalls shared.

So, is it possible to re-create this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Monae's skin. Yesterday to be exact (Saturday) she wanted to use a few products to prepare Monae for the awards tonight. The celebrity makeup artist decided to use the Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask to help brighten her skin's appearance. Then, earlier this evening, Smalls decided to decided to take the gorgeous glow Monae exuded to the next level by giving her a light 5-minute steam. As she continued, she massaged the Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate all over the beautiful star's face and along her neck. Then, she applied the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. As the celebrity makeup artist continued, she applied the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado around her eyes, using her ring finger, to keep that delicate area moisturized.

As the celebrity makeup artist continued, she applied a pore minimizing primer all over her face using a synthetic brush. Then, she mixed the Buxom Cosmetics Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in shade In the Dark with the Buxom Cosmetics Divine Goddess Luminizer using a damp sponge. Starting by Monae's nose and blending upwards and outwards, Smalls applied this all over her face. Using her ring finger, Smalls sparingly dabbed some Concealer under her eyes to brighten them. Then, she contoured the star's face, focusing on her cheeks, temples and forehead with the Buxom Cosmetics Hot Escapes Bronzer in shade Maldives. To finish her face, the celebrity makeup artist applied a soft pink to the apples of her cheeks, with some Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream on top for a subtle glow.

Smalls wanted to give Monae a beautiful, bold makeup look that made a statement. For this particular look, she applied the Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shades Lingerie Lover, Haute Couture and LBD to her crease, using a soft blending brush. Then, she lined her water line with the Buxom Cosmetics Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in shade Ring My Bell and swept the Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shade Twilight Tryst on top to make the green pop. To finish the eyes, the celebrity makeup artist decided to go with the Eylure Luxe Silk “Trillion” false lashes before applying a few individual lashes on the bottom for a “Twiggy” effect. To complete the look, she used the Buxom Cosmetics Big Tease Plumping Mascara.

To complete the entire look, Smalls hydrated Monae's lips with the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and filled them in slightly with the the Buxom Cosmetics Plumpline Lip Liner in shade Stealth. She finished the makeup look with the Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Lip Polish in shade Megan.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Janelle Monae's makeup look for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. #Grammys

Get the makeup look: Rita Ora at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Rita Ora at the 60th annual
Grammy Awards.
(Photo provided by Rimmel London)
The 60th annual Grammy Awards are being held right now. As some of the most talented people join to celebrate, this year's awards recognize and acknowledge those stars who contribute to the world of music. Rita Ora is not only talented, she is beautiful and tonight the star teamed up with celebrity makeup artist, the talented Kathy Jeung for an amazing makeup look.

"With the classic shape of Ralph & Russo dress, I wanted to keep the focus on Rita’s complexion and eyes – giving her skin a satin finish with a touch of radiance and highlighter to accentuate Rita’s bone structure, and a simple glossy eye with lashes that lift the outer corners," Jeung shared.

So, is it possible to achieve this makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Primer all over Ora's cleansed, toned and moisturized face. As she continued, Jeung applied the then applied Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct under the star's eyes. Then, she applied the applied Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in Light/Medium with her ring finger. The celebrity makeup artist used a tapping motion underneath the eyes to blend into the rest Ora's face.

Mixing the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation in 303 True Nude with small amount of the Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter in 003 Soho Glow, Jeung applied this to Ora's face with a flat foundation brush. Using only broad strokes, she continued by using a damp beauty sponge to blend the product into the star's face. To finish the face, the celebrity makeup artist used the Rimmel London’s #Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder to set Rita Ora's face.

Then, Jeung applied the Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands to highlight the tops of Ora's cheekbones, as well as: above her jawline and down length of her nose. Using a narrow wedge brush, the celebrity makeup artist applied the blush using a rounded brush on the apples of her cheeks and extended towards temples. To complete this portion of the makeup look, Jeung applied the Rimmel London Insta Duo Contour Stick to highlight along the tops of Ora's cheekbones and blended the product with a damp sponge.

So, what about the eyes? The celebrity makeup artist used the Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil, to fill-in Ora's eye brow shape followed by the Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Pomade in Medium, to add color. To complete the brows, Jeung used the Rimmel London Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil to lift the arch of the brow.

As she continued, she applied the beige shade of the Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Shadow Contouring Palette Blush Edition to the browbone and blended the matte taupe color into the crease. Then, the celebrity makeup artist used the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White to the inner corners of Ora's eyes before blending for a trace of highlight.

Then, Jeung added the Rimmel London Oh My Gloss in Clear to the beautiful singer's eyelids. Next, the celebrity makeup artist lined the star's eyes using the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black. To finish the eyes, she applied two coats of Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara in Black to the upper lashes only.

Finally, to complete the entire makeup look, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Plum This Go to give the star a deep yet dark lip.

Congratulations, you have just re-created Rita Ora's makeup look for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. #Grammys

Get the Hair: Zayn Malik at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Zayn Malik at the
2018 Grammy Awards.
(Photo provided by
Baxter of California)
Zayn Malik is one of the most popular superstars in the world. What started as an idea turned into reality for the pop star after auditioning for the X Factor. And most recently, Malik has been blowing up the spotlight with his incredible music including the famous song "Dusk Till Dawn" featuring the talented Sia after parting ways with One Direction. As you are aware, tonight is the 2018 Grammy Awards. And as one of the most talented musicians right now, Malik teamed up with one of the best celebrity groomers in the business, Joanna Simkin who not only did his skin tonight, but hair too. But the question we all want to know, how did she do his hair tonight?

First and foremost, Simkin prepped the star's hair. She started with clean hair which was not only roughly towel-dried, but slightly damp. The celebrity groomer started by applying Baxter of California's Award-Winning Clay Pomade to the reality star turned superstar's hair. Warming up the product between her palms, Simkin started applying a dime-size amount of this product to the back of Malik's head before coating the product.

"If hair is fine, use a blow dryer for some lift. Thick hair can start with damp hair for the same effect," Simkin shared. "It is key to layer the product, as this better than applying too much once," she also added.

Next, Simkin worked her fingers through the star's hair. The beauty of Baxter's of California's Clay Pomade is that once it sets, it isn't too firm so you can create virtually any style you need to.

"If you have random flyways, smooth those with a tiny amount of the pomade," the celebrity groomer shared.

Finally, to complete the hair look, Joanna Simkin applied the Baxter of California Clay Effect Style Spray to hold Zayn Malik's style.

Grooming Zayn Malik for the 2018 Grammy Awards

Zayn Malik at the
2018 Grammy
Awards.
(Photo provided by Baxter of California)
You know him from the world renowned, reality television show the X Factor, as you know him as one of the members from One Direction. And in most recent years, Zayn Malik dipped into the entertainment industry solo with huge hits such as "Dusk Till Dawn" featuring Sia and "Keep On Rising" featuring Avicii. And tonight, he is up for quite a few awards. To prepare him for the awards, celebrity groomer Joanna Simkin prepped the talented star's skin for the red carpet this evening. The question remains; how did she do it?

First and foremost, the celebrity groomer prepped Malik's skin by both washing and exfoliating it before gently patting it. Simkin wanted to leave the reality star turned superstar's skin slightly damp. As she continued, she applied the Baxter of California Under Eye Complex to Malik's under eyes. She started from the under part of the area and worked her way towards the outer part of his eyes, applying light pressure. This worked to de-puff the star's eyes.

Then, Simkin took about a nickel-size amount of the Baxter of California Super Shape Recharge Cream and applied this product directly to Malik's face. Before she applied this product, she rubbed it in her palms to warm it up. Subtly pressing on the star's damp skin, the celebrity groomer treated Malik to a light facial massage to stimulate his skin.

"Leaving the skin damp will help additional moisture lock in and the light massage gets the circulation going to help the skin look more even toned," Simkin shared.

Finally, the celebrity groomer blotted Malik's skin with a tissue leaving his skin looking and feeling more hydrated without grease or shine.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Larry Nassar is a monster

I first heard about Larry Nassar when one of his victim's contacted me directly several years ago. She explained to me what he did to her when she was a child. She also shared with me that she admired my strength, as she loved the fact I was defending Morgan Ingram, a woman who was stalked and murdered in late 2011. Over the last three years she and I talked via email as well as, over the phone. I informed her that she wasn't alone, as I am also a victim of abuse. I tried to convince her to make her story public regarding Nassar, but like most victims of abuse she was reluctant. Why was she was reluctant? She was simply scared. Scared of not being believed, of feeling alone and simply scared of being blamed. She told only her mother, father, sister, and a few friends including me.

I tried to inform several parties about this abuse directly using the power of the pen and my own natural right and freedom as an American citizen. And like every other sane individual who tried to defend his victims, we all received the same, banal response that implied his innocence. I also had several friends contact MSU and they received the same response. I knew he was a liar, but for some weird reason people were defending him there. I also knew there were other women, other victims who felt the same way as my friend did and were too scared to come forward. My only regret was not pushing harder; however, as this all evolves and the facts are brought to light, I am so very thankful the truth has been exposed about him and justice is coming. Tomorrow will be the day it arrives.

Larry Nassar is one of the worst monsters because Mr. Nassar used his credentials and his cunning yet crafty and calculated character to lure little girls into thinking the abuse was inherent, accepted and no acts were committed. Using bribery tactics, this disgusting low life also gave these girls gifts as a "thank you" for letting him touch them and molest them as a form of astute abuse so they would keep quiet. He is one of the worst kind of abusers and the sad thing is, there are others like him. His case is glorified because he ruined over a hundred lives. And the sad part about this all is, I honestly believe more women exist, but are too scared to come forward.

And shame on attorney Shannon Smith for her antics, especially the passively aggressive yet petty remarks she makes. In May of last year, the desperate prosecutor made a comment "I feel like we should say cheese." She's almost as bad as Hillary Clinton. She should have stuck with divorce as her forte and left the high-profile sex crimes alone. And as for being "very honest" the moment she defended this man is the moment her "honesty" became extinct. I will refrain from belittling her anymore, as she's irrelevant and most of the world already is. I can complain about her defending him, but I think if he would have taken this case on pro en se, he would have received the insanity plea and get a lower sentencing. So, it is good she defended him as his victims will not only receive justice tomorrow, but the last laugh.

Anyways, tomorrow is the sentencing. I received numerous messages from you, my readers, asking what I would do if I were the judge. I watched the videos, the testimony and read about this case. Wiping away the tears was impossible as the projection of empathy exuded relentlessly. If I were judge Rosemarie Aquilina, I would give Larry Nassar the maximum sentence in prison. He already received 60 years in December, I do believe for child pornography. So, I think he needs to do the maximum amount of time for all of the distress and anguish he put these innocent women through. 125-175 years. I would give him the maximum and I would make sure there was absolutely no possibility for parole. As much as I don't like to undermine the natural right of a human, I truly believe this kind of individual should not be allowed to practice medicine let alone have the opportunity to live life like a human. He is the type that needs to be confined to an area like a prison, where he can stop abusing children. In this case, little girls and live the rest of his life knowing what he has done because the death penalty would be an easy way out for this monster. And I must ask, why test on animals when you have people like Larry Nassar in prison? Only someone with a selfish agenda, mean streak and unhinged psyche would see this man as innocent and think he deserves nothing for what he did.

Unfortunately, these beautiful women (all 140, excluding others who haven't come forward due to fear) will be affected for life. They are the real victims and the only ones who deserve to be heard. The abuse they endured will leave permanent scars, especially mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually. There is no price on a life, but every life holds value. The justice; however, will allow these women to start their path on the road to healing and that is a beautiful thing.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Angela

Me and Angela a few years ago.
In 2009 I met Angela Spicer at a casino in Dillon, Montana. It was the casino that was straight across the street from my house at the time. When I first met her, she was very kind and complimentary. We talked about everything from the casino to art to music and more. We decided to exchange phone numbers and shortly after developed a friendship that lasted almost a decade.

Angela was a psychic medium with a lot confidence. When I first met her, she told me about my grandmother and even said she was standing next to me. Without even knowing anything, she blurted out her name. She was definitely fascinating in that aspect and used her gifts often to help others without asking for a single cent. She lent her gifts to the Morgan Ingram case and saw a lot of things regarding Morgan's stalking and her murder. Although Angela didn't have a lot of ambition, she was a visionary in a sense where she saw good in virtually everything and wanted to do good things in her life for herself and for others. Every time we would hang out, there was never a dull moment or any hatred and anger towards anything.

Angela knew what was death was like because as a psychic medium, she was able to feel so much when communicating with spirits. I remember talking to her on the phone and I asked her about death. She told me it was like a rebirth. As your body dies, your soul never does.

Today, I am so heartbroken as I type this, as I learned that she has passed away. At just 35 years of age, I did not learn about the news from anyone close to her nor did I receive a phone call either. I heard of her passing on her Facebook under her final post which was posted yesterday. I am shocked because she usually calls me; however, I had my phone number changed and she could not reach me.

Angela was found dead in her car, which was parked in a parking lot of a grocery store in Ely, Nevada. She had plans to check herself into a mental hospital, as she met a guy in Ely and the guy left her for another woman. Her ex Clint from Wyoming is a nice person and told me that she had plans to bring her stuff to his place. I actually saw the text messages and exchanges the night before she died today between those two.

She never made it to Clint's house.

As an investigation is being held regarding her death, some of her closest friends believe the man she was dating had something to do with her death, as he went and used her vehicle after she was found, however, Angela has a history of suicide attempts over various men and she also has several health problems. There is talk from other friends that she may have died from taking her insulin and not eating, when it is very important to do so. I could probably speculate, but I am too sad to think right now. It is as if this is not even real.

I will never forget the memories with Angela. Going to the amusement park with her and riding the rides while taking pictures and stuffing our faces with carnival candy, going shopping with her and eating out afterwards, cooking food with her and having her try an array of plant based favorites and just having a wonderful time. Every time she and I hung out, it was always a blast; however, we only hung out a few times. We talked more via text and/or phone more than anything. I haven't seen Angela in a few years and it has been months since we last spoke. I am very sad today regarding her death.

I am very sad today. Rest in Peace, Angela. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I type 108 WPM


It is official, I type 108 words per minute. Recently, I decided to take a typing test online to see how good I would do. The test is like any other standard typing test, where they give several paragraphs and you have to type them out, etc.

Low and behold, I was able to flush out 109 WPM (or words per minute) with only one error. The test calculates everything based on strokes and evidently if you receive an error, your word drops as a result.

So, instead of typing 109 words per minute and one error, I type 108 words per minute. Kind of like an estimate response. Although I am a little surprised that I type this many words per minute, I am not shocked as I love to write in the pitch dark.

I will say that I am also very surprised that I am/was number one on this site and how my speed ranks with other users who utilize this particular platform to test their typing skills. And even more shocked at how fast I can type in spite of having long fingernails too. Needless to say, it was fun.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Didn't We Almost Have It All by Sarah Afshar

Didn't We Have It All is one of those songs that makes me think of Whitney Houston. Granted this is her song, but it was one of her songs that really reminds me of how incredible her voice was. And it is how I will always remember her because it was who she was before darkness invaded her life.

 
I decided to hop on one of my favorite apps right now, Smule and record it. I added a little more rock to make it roll, as the soul was already there. Whitney Houston was definitely one of a kind and will never be replaced.
 
To listen to my recording of this amazing song, simply watch the video above. If you cannot see or hear the video, just click here right now. A word of advice (and I know I have shared this already) listen to this wearing headphones.