More Black History Facts..

February 25, 2010

Hello beautifuls!

Today I will also be informing you of more Black History facts since there’s only a few days left of this month. So here we go!

Bessie Coleman was the first licensed African-American pilot in the world. She received aviation instruction in France. (1893-1926)

Otis Boykin (1920 -1982) invented electronic control devices for guided missiles, IBM computers, and the control unit for a pacemaker.

John Love invented the pencil sharpener in 1897.

Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete in the U.S. Championships in 1950 and at Wimbledon in 1951. In 1957 she won the women’s singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 1957, which was celebrated by a ticker tape parade when she returned home to New York City. (1927 – 2003)

Frederick Jones (1892 – 1961) held over 60 patents with most of them pertaining to refrigeration. His portable air conditioner was used in World War II to preserve medicine and blood serum.

Charles Henry Turner (1867 – 1923), a zoologist and educator, was the first person to discover that insects can hear.

Deford Bailey (1899 – 1982) was a “wizard” at playing the harmonica and was most notable for mimicking the sound of locomotives. He was the first African-American to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and one of the first African-American stars of country music.

C.B. Brooks invented the street sweeper in 1896. It was a truck equipped with brooms.

Even though Black History month is coming to an end, I hope you all will continue to take interest in the history of African-Americans and if  you are not African-American, take more effort to learn about your peoples history. Thank you!

Again, this information came from http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/history/101-facts-inventions.jsp

Happy Black History month =]

Happy Black History Month!

February 25, 2010

Hello beautifuls!

Since it is black history month and I haven’t really participated in it all, I want to post some little known black history facts….

Thomas L. Jennings (1791 – 1859) was the first African-American to receive a patent in 1821. It was for a dry-cleaning process in 1821. He used the money earned from the patent to purchase relatives out of slavery and support abolitionist causes.

Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) was the first African-American to be honored on a U.S. stamp, in 1940.

Alexa Canady became the first female African-American neurosurgeon in the United States. She graduated from medical school in 1975.

Maurice Ashley ( 1966 – ) is the first and only African-American to be crowned International Grand Master of chess in 1999. He opened the Harlem Chess Center in 1999, where he coaches young chess players.

George T. Sampson invented a clothes dryer that used heat from a stove in 1892.

Joseph Winters invented a fire escape ladder in 1878.

Joseph Lee (1849 – 1905) invented a bread-making machine that mixed the ingredients and kneaded the dough in 1895.

Wilma Rudolph (1940 -1994) a record-breaking track star was born the 20th of 22 children, and stricken with polio as a child. She not only overcame polio but broke world records in three Olympic track events and was the first American woman to win three gold medals at the Olympics (1960).

Hope you guys learned something and continue to do research on your own. I got these facts from http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/history/101-facts-firsts.jsp

Happy Black History month =]

Hello beautifuls!

I was so excited when I checked my mailbox and my package had arrived. I ordered my palette from Ebay on Feb 2, and it got here Feb 17, so it took about two weeks shipping from Hong Kong.  I’ve only used it twice so I’ll get straight to the review

Product; Pro 120 Full Color Eyeshadow Palette

Where I got it; http://stores.ebay.com/EachDesk_Health-Health_W0QQ_fsubZ1394719017QQ_sidZ989362967QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

Cost; $15.99

Shipping and packaging; It arrived in a heavy-duty black bag filled with TONS of bubble wrap, styrofoam, and a box. it is small than the coastal scents palette but its thicker because there is two layers of shadow. Like many 120 palettes, it has a removable tray. It took exactly 13 days to ship.

My opinion; Although I haven’t had the chance to play around with it very much, I like it. None of the eyeshadows were chipped or broken. The colors are very bright and pigmented. It has a variety of finishes (matte, shimmer, satin). The shadows aren’t pressed extremely well so there is a lot of fall out. I highly suggest this palette, it’s very cheap (inexpensive) and its good quality!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME =]

February 16, 2010

Hello beautifuls!

Feb. 16 is my favorite day of the year because I was born on this day!!! At exactly 6:36pm I turned 19 years old. I was born in Fort Riley, Kansas, random I know but my parents were both in the military at the time. I’m not used to going to school on my bday because usually we are out for Presidents Day so this year since we do have class there’s not much I can do. This weekend I’m going out with my close friends and family to celebrate. Although I am very blessed for another year, today just feels like another day honestly =\. 19 is such an awkward age.. To tell you the truth, I feel the same as I did when I turned 16. I used to imagine what I would be like when I got this old and what I would look like, 19 felt forever away. Now that I am older, I see I haven’t changed at all. Maybe a bit more mature but I’m still the same person. I just can’t wait for the weekend I’m going to make it a really fun one because today was super ordinary (besides all the Facebook birthday comments). I’ll be back to tell you guys how my weekend went. Ttyl!

Kissez

88 Neutral E/S palette!!!!

February 10, 2010

Hello beautifuls!

I mentioned in a previous post how I ordered a Warm Palette from Ebay, well I have good news, IT’S HERE!!! I ordered my Warm Palette from Celia Makeup on Ebay and since it ships from Hong Kong it took a couple weeks. I’ll just get straight to the review:

Product; 88 Pro Warm E/S Palette

Where I got it;http://stores.ebay.com/Celia-Makeup

Cost; $10.92 plus $12.99 shipping (from Hong Kong)= $23.91

Shipping; took about two weeks. It was securely wrapped in bubble wrap, foam, boxes. None of them were chipped or cracked.

My opinion; I like this palette a lot. It is cheaper than the Coastal Scents Neutral Palette and the quality is great. It has a mixture of matte, satin, and shimmer finishes and the shadows are nicely pigmented. Some cons about this palette is that the shadows aren’t pressed very well so there’s a lot of fallout. Also, it has a smell to it, as soon as you open the palette you will see. It smells like makeup but I don’t remember my Coastal Scents palette having a smell. I would recommend this palette if you’re looking for a variety of warm eyeshadows for under $25 so go and check it out!