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The difference between constructive criticism and a HATER!

I have had plenty of people tell me I can’t do this or I can’t do that. The thing is, I listened to them! I have vowed to never let anyone tell me that I can’t do something I deeply desire to do or accomplish.

I must say I have had my share of failures. This was primarily due to my wanting to “prove” the nay-sayers wrong and I kept pursuing something that I really didn’t have my heart in or I knew deep down I wasn’t passionate about what I was doing. I literally continued to waste time on a nonsense venture JUST BECAUSE people around me said I couldn’t do it.

So take it from me, you should really evaluate why you are pursuing something. Is it because you genuinely love what you do, or you want to prove someone wrong?

I have had a habit of mistaking criticism for not believing in me.

 

Apparently there’s a delicate balance one needs to learn. I personally think it has a lot to do with pride and I was born with a lot of it. I am hard headed and don’t like being wrong. I go to great lengths to prove a person wrong and that I were right. I think it’s a great quality, and also a quality that could hurt me if I don’t control it.

So the point is, I have learned to take criticism and really analyze “is this person trying to help me, or are they just being a hater?”

 

In saying all that, in the end, I am glad that my entrepreneurial spirit was instilled in me as a young girl from my father, and my grandfather. Once I found my niche, and what I loved to do, I have been unstoppable. I welcome the haters. I have love for both my loves and the haters…you all keep me going. Both an amazing motivation. And it’s not about any amount of money, I have found something that has allowed me to channel my fire and my passion and focus that energy to develop something great. Even if it’s great in my eyes and no one else’s, it’s still great!

Coral for Spring Time!!!

Another Spring 2012 trend? Coral colors!!!! This day in particular was so beautiful I had to bust out this Spring’s trends! I am wearing a bright yellow top from Sasha, and a white Blazer, and skinny jeans. I included my Coral in my new wedges I got from Sasha. I love that store! They have cute, trendy clothes for affordable prices. And my coral purse was a gift from New York & Company. How will you style your Coral colors this spring?

How To: Straighten your own hair!!!!!

Enjoy  my fro!!!! haha!

St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Tutorial 2012

 

I heart axparis.co.uk!!!

I heart axparis.co.uk!!!!
I am in love with this new website called axparis.co.uk
They have amazing clothes and shoes for a very affordable price!!! Here I have recreated Beyonce’s look with this strapless little black dress and loose cardigan. My favorite part of this outfit…the suede platform pumps from axparis.co.uk of course!!!!
Check out this website…happy shopping and Wrk IT Girl!!!

International Women’s Day 2012

Hello there my lovelies! So today, March 8, 2012, is International Women’s Day.  Today is a day that has been celebrated for over 100 years. Celebrations of this day include general appreciation, love and respect for women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievement.

Today I am reflecting on the women who have had a major impact on my life. Both of my grandmothers have had a huge impact on the woman I am today. My grandmother on my father’s side has overcome great struggle raising 5 young men on her own, never complaining, always providing, humble, self-sufficient, strong, independent, and always full of love. My grandmother on my mother’s side (we call her Tita) is a fighter as well. She came to this country with all four of her kids and her husband without being able to speak English. She learned the language on her own and made a comfortable life for her family. And my own mother raised four kids (myself and my siblings) with my father.  I never knew if times were good or bad. We never wanted for anything. She is so independent, self-sufficient, intelligent, and has always put her children first. I hope to one day be half as great a woman as the ones that came the generations before me. I am so fortunate to have had these great examples of strong, independent, classy, and poised women who have so much heart and fight in them. I hope to be as strong as they are.

Today I will celebrate international women’s day by calling the women I love and telling them I love them for being them!

How will you celebrate international women’s day?

Please take a look at the following links for more information and background on this day. Enjoy!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helene-d-gayle/measure-of-a-woman_b_1328165.html

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/international-womens-day-2012-google-logo_n_1329155.html?ref=technology 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/mar/08/international-womens-day-2012-commitment-education

 

Good Energy

Source: tumblr.com via Dana on Pinterest

Today I want to talk about good vibes! You are in control of  your day and how your day is going to go. If you wake up thinking that you will have a bad day or something negative will happen…more than likely something negative will happen! It’s easier said than done, I know, but you can start now! You can break the cycle and think positive and let that energy exude through your smile and your up beat attitude! It’s hard for me sometimes, especially on that time of the month, but I feel so much more energetic and happier when I at least try! I have learned that you are responsible for your own happiness and that starts with at least trying to have positive energy.

Hungry? Healthy snacking

fruits

Healthy Snacks

 

So I myself have to eat multiple times a day. If I don’t eat, I will get really sick and weak and maybe even pass out! Although everyone isn’t as dramatic as I am if they don’t eat, it’s still a good idea to have a snack to sustain your body/mental health through out the day. Our daily lives are so hectic and we aren’t always choosing the best things to nibble on between meals. One of my favorite things to snack on are nuts(almonds or mixed nuts), fruits (apples with almond butter, or oranges), and veggies (like carrots and celery with almond butter). According to mayoclinic.com it’s best to choose things 100 calories or less like the things I just listed or even popcorn!

So the next time you want to grab that bag of potato chips or candy bar, choose these healthy yet tasty alternatives!

credit: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/HQ01396

 

Smokey Eye for the Office!

Too Faced Smokey eye palette

I used the Too Faced Smokey eye palette to achieve this look

I love a great smokey eye, but it’s not such a good idea in the board room. Below is a quick

tutorial on how to get that look you love without compromising professionalism!

Spring 2012 Trend: Colour Blocking

Color blocking queen

Loving the colors and those gold wedges!

I love springtime! The sunny skies, laying out on a fresh cut lawn listening to music, picnics, and the colors!!! One of the big spring 2012 fashion trends is color blocking. Rihanna is a veteran at this and she looks amazing in the pink top and orange pants. I absolutely love Gold accessories and she is rocking those heels!

 

View my creation below!

Spring 2012 Trend: Color Blocking