17 January 2019

Awkward Outings: Fulton County Arts & Culture

Rainy days in Atlanta can be a nightmare in terms of traffic. Which is why I usually try to avoid it at all costs by staying home. But today was a little different. I got an invite from one of my favorite people to attend an exhibit sponsored by Fulton County Arts & Culture. Anyone close to me knows my love of the arts and I never pass up a chance to be inspired by other artists.

This exhibit is a part of the Fine Art Acquisitions Program. Each year they have a call for artists from all over Georgia to submit art that will be displayed in libraries across Fulton County. This is a temporary exhibit and will be on display and open to the public every Thursday-Saturday until January 26th which will end with a closing reception.  After the closing all of the art will be moved to various libraries across the county.

I truly enjoyed the exhibit and definitely recommend seeing it if you have the time. It's located right near Underground at 86 Pryor Street. For more information please visit http://www.fultonarts.org.

(L) Stay Fly x Dubelyoo (R) My Magic x TeMika Grooms

When the Spirit Hits Ya
Gilbert Young

(L) Daydreaming x Diana Toma (R) Soulsista x Dubelyoo

Banish the Witches
Marthalyn Fortson

(L) Swing x Ronnie Phillips (R) I Am Mursi x Victor Walker

Bamboo Canes and Light
Marisa Cerban

(L) Back to Harlem x Henry Blackmon (R) 381 Days x Henry Blackmon

(L) I Am Color x CoCo Lemery (R) The Light at the End  x Sam Grisham

Urban Peace Flower Unity
Sean Haynes

(L) The Builder (Strength Through Unity) x Jamaal Barber (R) Dahlia I x Tracy Murrell

(L) A Spring State of Mind x Diana Toma (R) Embrace x Nancy Blum


28 December 2018

Awkward Outings: Yayoi Kusama x Infinity Mirrors

I had a chance to go visit the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit a few days ago at the High Museum of Art. It was definitely an experience to say the least. One things for sure, I'm glad I purchased my tickets in advance because this is a very popular exhibit. It will be on display from now until February 17th. Although advanced tickets are sold out, the museum does sell 100 daily walk up tickets but you've gotta get there early! We were told people line up as early as 4am and the last tickets are usually accounted for by 6am.

I enjoyed the entire experience and I must say that I was impressed at how organized the museum was in terms of handling such a high demand exhibit. I came with the expectation of there being long lines and wait times to view each room but to my surprise I was able to breeze right through every room and even double back to a few. My tickets were for the first time slot of the day which was 10am and I did go on a week day so I think that may have contributed to virtually no wait times.

The entire exhibit was on one floor and the infinity rooms were way smaller than I imagined but I guess that's kind of the concept. You're only allowed about 30 seconds for most rooms and 20 seconds for others, which seems incredibly short but makes sense in terms of accommodating the hundreds of daily visitors. Luckily I experienced no lines and was able to walk right in most rooms. You have to go into the rooms as a group of three so keep in mind that you may or may not be able to go in with who you came with.

There are a total of seven infinity rooms. The only room we weren't allowed to photograph (because of the delicate and breakable nature of the art) was "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins". The room was filled with bright yellow dotted pumpkins in various sizes. Don't even think about sneaking a pic because you're asked to leave your belongings outside the room and accompanied by a staff member lol truly one of those "live in the moment" type of experiences.

Infinity Mirrored Room
"The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Phalli's Field"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Love Transformed into Dots"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Love Forever"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"The Obliteration Room"

Although the infinity rooms are the focal point of this exhibit, there is also plenty other breathtaking art pieces by Yayoi Kusama to check out. There's a ton of 3D art, colorful patterns and whimsical shapes.


18 June 2018

Shayla x Colourpop Review + Swatches

Did somebody say rose gold? *adds to cart* Aside from pretty packaging and my current obsession with rose gold, I love a well put together makeup collection. Especially one that I can use for literally any occasion - and this my friends is the one. Colourpop teamed up with MakeupShayla and created such a beautiful and versatile collection that it's literally sold out 3 times. I can't believe I actually debated whether or not I was going to get this but I'm so glad I gave in!

Take a peek at  the video below for my full thoughts on the collection and be sure to hit that subscribe button while you're  at it ;-)

Shayla x Colourpop Perception Pressed Poweder Eyeshadow Palette
Description: A mix of matte & metallic finishes and range of richly pigmented shades
Retail Price: $23.00


Shayla x Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighter
Description: (Boomin') peachy gold (Pose) warm copper
Retail Price: $7.00


Shayla x Colourpop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip
Description: peachy champagne with pink & gold glitter
Retail Price: $6.00

Shayla x Colourpop Crème Lux Lipstick
Description: (l-r) C'mon Sis - soft pinky brown, Oouuuu! - warm peach, Quickie - peachy nude
Retail Price: $7.00


Shayla x Colourpop
Eyes: transition color in Thic, crease color in Played Out, lids in Strut 'n Slay
Lips: Crème Lux Lipstick in Oouuuu! topped with Ultra Glossy Lip in Neat Freak

Shayla x Colourpop
Eyes: transition color in Thic, crease color in Played Out, lids in Strut 'n Slay
Lips: Crème Lux Lipstick in Quickie

Shayla x Colourpop
Eyes: transition color in Thic, crease color in Played Out, lids in Strut 'n Slay
Lips: Crème Lux Lipstick in C'mon Sis 

Product(s) in this post were purchased by me. 

15 June 2018

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks Review + Swatches

Girrrrrl, can we breathe?! RiRi's reign just isn't letting up and is keeping a tight grip on all the makeup lovers pockets when it comes to all these back to back Fenty releases. And I'm not even mad. Broke, but not mad at all. Anywho this review has been a long time coming and since these lippies are a part of her permanent collection I've been in no rush to review. I've finally swatched and tested these out and let me just say they are sooooo creamy and soft and super vibrant and all the good things you'd want in a matte lipstick.

My only gripe with these is that I wish they'd chosen the typical "pointed" lipstick shape for these because the rounded tips make it difficult to easily apply the lipstick to the corners of your lips..Round tip lipsticks just aren't my favorite in terms of application, though that surely has no effect on the richness of the formula in these lovely mattes.

Take a peek at  the video below for my full thoughts and be sure to hit that subscribe button while you're  at it ;-)

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks
Description: An ultra-slim lipstick with a long-wearing, petal-soft matte finish, created in a rainbow of weightless, color-intense shades designed to flatter all skin tones.  
Retail Price: $18.00


Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle
Lipstick in Madamn
Description: royal red

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle
Lipstick in Spanked
Description: dusty rose

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle
Lipstick in Candy Venom
Description: electric pink

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle
Lipstick in Griselda
Description: bold burgundy

Product(s) in this post were purchased by me. 

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