Sunday, November 24, 2013

Liebster Blog Award!!


 Hey Prepsters,
I'm happy to announce that I was nominated for The Liebster Award by The Total Prepster Thank you soo much. 


What each nominee has to do:
1. List 11 random facts about themselves.2. Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated them 3. Choose 11 more nominees (who must have 200 followers or less) and ask them 11 questions.

My 11 Questions from mSv:

1. Pearls or diamonds? Silver or gold? Why?   
-I love both Pearls and Diamond, They are very classic pieces that goes with anythig you wear. I wear sliver jewelry but I love wearing gold jewelry because it's so pretty.
2. If you could only live in one place for the rest of your life, where would you live? 
-If I can live in one place, I would to live in Japan or Paris 
3. Favorite fashion icon? 
-I love more than one...Sarah Vickers, Sarah (SarahBelle93x), Jackie Kennedy Onasis, Grace Kelly, Khloe Kardashian, Lauren Conrad & Kate Middleton
4. What is your favorite saying? 
-"I'm not about that life."
5. Spotify or Pandora? Why? 
-Pandora because it's just my favorite
6. Where do you see your self in 5 years?
-In 5 years, I would hopefully be an intern at a fashion magazine (either Teen Vogue or Nylon), Finishing up my first novel and married with a kid on the way living in Brooklyn, NY.
7. What are you looking forward to in the next year? 
-Having my fun with my sorority sisters, finally finding love, celebrating my birthday, closer to graduating college.
8. Tory Burch or Kate Spade? Coach or Chanel? Why?
-Kate Spade because I love the clothes and the bags. I love Chanel, a classic piece for a classy lady but I also like Coach too another classic piece.
9. Flip-flops or heels? Why?
-I rather wear flats, flip-flops I wear in the summer or in the house and heels I wear for special occasion
10. What is or was you favorite subject in school? 
-My favorite subject is English
11. Who do you look like most, your mom or your dad?
-Haha, this is a tricky one...but I'm more of a mommy's girl but I love my dad too.

11 Random Facts about Me:

1. My favorite color is PINK.
2. I don't like History but I get really good grades in that subject.
3. I'm a Instagram addict (@Mariie_Antointee Follow Me :) )
4. I'm Left Handed, the only one in my mediate family.
5. I'm in a sorority, a local sorority called Sigma Rho Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
6. I'm a girly girl but I have my days where I'm very dressed down.
7. I'm the youngest of three.
8. In the future, I do want to start a charity for Diabetes and Cancer...in honor of my grandmother and uncle who passed away...they had diabetes and so do my dad and some of my uncles and a charity for any type of Cancer....in honor of my aunt who died from cancer and my aunt who beat her battle to breast cancer.
9. I'm in LOVE with Lilly Pulizer & Monograms
10. I Live in Brooklyn, NY (A Mini Manhattan)
11. I believe in life, we were all put here to for a reason...I don't know my reason yet because I'm still learning but when I know my reason for God putting me on this Earth, I'm going to honor it to the fullest.


Here are my 11 questions:
1. Do you travel? If so, Where?
2. What is your favorite color(s)?
3. What is your least favorite subject in school?
4. iPhone or Android? Why?
5. If you can make a charity what would it be? Why?
6. If you can visit any state in America, Where would it be?
7. What is one thing you cant live without?
8. Favorite Musician?
9. Your favorite movie?
10. What do you do for fun?
11. Favorite Designer(s) Why?

The bloggers I nominate are: (*Drum Rolls Please*)


Monday, November 18, 2013

Change of Scenery...Coming Soon! Back on the Blogging Scene!!

Hey Everyone,

It's been a long time since I wrote anything...I really miss it but I will be back to my blogging soon. I been so busy with my sorority, family and traveling for a family cruise. I wish I could blog while I was away but the you had to pay for internet usage...and I couldn't do that!! I had a good time with my family. Next news, I'm going on another cruise Next Year in August for my cousin's wedding...so I will be coming up with some look for that cruise including my outfit for the wedding. 

I will be changing my blog page and my header page also so be on the look out....I'm looking for someone who can make a great header for my page...so if you know any good people please their email in the comments below. I will be coming back with my blog...since I will be getting a very amazing gift from my dad (If your on instagram...I did reveal the gift!) So will be doing more of my blogging on their instead of my laptop because there are sometimes I can't bring my laptop everywhere so I do need something more portable and less weight on my bags and also it's going to be for school also. 

So I'm looking for new topics to write about but I do have some topics up my sleeve so I hope y'all are ready so be on the look out. So as always..stay fabulous and see you in my next blog post.

XOXO,
 


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

College Girl Inc. Fall Back to School

Hey Fashionistas,

As you already know School is finally starting and everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. So of course, New Semester means New Clothes. Here are some cute looks that you can go with if you want to have you school year, a fabulous year. These are some looks that I picked out to make your Fall semester, A good one.


Fall Back to School

The two looks are under $200 (Not including the iPhone 5 and the iPad). A great look that can go with anything. What is your typical school look? What do you go with? 

I hope Everyone have a great Fall Semester, Whether your in High School or College.

XOXO,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I'm Back on the Scene...Did You Miss Me?

Hey Everyone,

Wow!! I haven't post anything since July 25th!! I just been so busy, with some important things for school, Hanging with my sorority sisters and going to events I just didn't have any time to write stuff  and get more Ideas but I'm writing a new blog post later today in my "College Girl Inc." series. I miss you all. I hope you are doing well today and look out for my newest post.

XOXO,

Thursday, July 25, 2013

College Girl Inc.Spotlight: Greek Cover Photos


I came across this page off on Facebook, and I was intrigued about the page and actually check out the page for myself. I requested an actual Facebook cover photo for my sorority, and I just got my cover photo for my sorority. I was very impressed by it and very pleased on how it ended up.

Greek Cover Photos was started in the Summer of 2013 by Nahal Poormasjedian, Brynn Zoellner and Zainab Aliyu. They started something different than the typical thing that you see for sorority. It's a very unique thing, why not rep your sorority as your cover page, in a creative way. The only thing you have to do is give them a shout out and spread the word about Greek Cover Photo. 

Above is a cover photo that was made for my sorority, Sigma Rho Phi and I love it. If you guys, want to learn more about their page or even connect with them through their social media outlets: Facebook: Greek Cover Photos FB Twitter: Greek Cover Photos Twitter and their website: Greek Cover Photos

Check out the pages and SPREAD THE WORD about Greek Cover Photos and also check out their if they have your sorority, they even make custom made cover pages even if they don't have your sorority there. Best thing I found on Facebook.

XOXO,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dr, Tawana Speaks...About Relationships & Love

Relationships is a part of a person's life. From the first crush, to the first kiss, to the actually relationship. Being in a relationship does have it's perks and you find that special person to complete you. But not all relationships have a happy ending, you do have breakups, hard ache but like my mom always says "There are other fishes in the sea. You don't have to end the road at one person." 
When you are in a relationship, it's like the happiest day in you life. Within your relationship, you think no one else is in the world but you and the person your with, that's what I usually call the "unofficial honeymoon" stage. Where you always together, hanging out chilling with your friends, going to out and having the best time in the world. 
Until the drama starts, either he/she is cheating or they are becoming very distant, there is trouble in paradise and it needs to be fix. In all relationships, there is always a slight drama, argument, or even a fight. 
Sometimes, it does end up in breaking up because the relationship just got too intense for words. This is what I call "Trouble in Paradise" stage, there is always drama or problems. I always say, no relationship is perfect, I don't care if you are the happiest people in the world, you have fights and drama. But if you love the person, It's good to work it out, don't give up on love because if you know that you can work it out, WORK IT OUT! 
Relationships has it's ups and downs, but if you know that there can be any way to fix the relationship, that's what you have to do to make the relationship work. Love one another and keep the relationship going.

Until Next Time,

Her Campus National Intercollegiette Conference....Are you going?

Hey Everyone, 
So the time is almost near for Her Campus National Intercollegiette Conference, who's ready because I know I am. If you haven't brought your tickets, what are you waiting for!? You don't want to miss out on the meeting other bloggers and not only that but The conference provides opportunity to meet and network with tons of industry leaders from Cosmo, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Seventeen, and more, plus get fabulous goody bags and enjoy fun activities like a BCBG sample sale, free mini manicures, a braid bar, free lunch from Chipotle plus a Chipotle gift certificate, a movie screening, and more! What are you awaiting for? The conference is July 27-28, to learn more about the conference click the link: http://www.hercampus.com/conference To register for the conference: http://www.hercampus.com/life/register-now-her-campuss-national-intercollegiette-conference-july-27-28-nyc

Hope to see you all there and see some of my fellow bloggers, Fun Times!!

XOXO,

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why I Love: Little Problems

(c)LittleProblems 

Hey Everyone,
When I love a website or blog page, I'll let it be know to the world how much I love them. To start my mini series, I had to start with Little Problems. Started in May 2012, the creator of LP, Lauren, has made this twitter account into a growing empire. Little Problems focuses on Big and Little Relationships in Sorority Life. I have been a big fan of the twitter page and It also reminds me of the relationship that I have with my Big.
My Big, Priscilla and I. 

Little Problems started as a twitter account, now they are now selling Koozies, Buttons and Decals. The twitter account for Little Problems is still booming having 13,000 followers, Little Problems isn't going nowhere. Come share your love for your Big Sister or Little Sisters on their twitter page, check out LP's website at Little Problems Page you will enjoy it. Their other links (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) are on their website, check it up and keep up to date with Little Problems.

XOXO,

Thursday, June 27, 2013

College Girl Inc. - Sorority Life (NYC Edition)

(c) Google

Hey High School/College Girls,
Now I know around this time, school are sending out invites for recruitment for September, trying to find what sorority fits them, on YouTube or doing research on the different sororities at their school. As many of my fabulous readers know, I go to school in Brooklyn and I commute to school. At my school, we have a lot of local sororities and only two national sororities. Every school is very different when it comes to recruiting new members especially at some of the colleges in New York City. My sorority, Sigma Rho Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., was founded in City College of New York, part of the College University of New York (CUNY) and so is my school, Brooklyn College. 
I was able to pledge for my sorority because of being part of the CUNY system, meaning I'm able to come into any of the 30 colleges & universities that are part of CUNY. Hopefully, I'm not confusing anyone...(lol). Now I know colleges outside of NYC is very different, to my opinion, I've watching YouTube videos on how the Rush process goes. From my personal views, how Rush is done is, they have Informational (Which is a brief synopsis of the sorority and what they do, etc.), after they do that they have Rush Events (either an outing, mixers with other sororities or fraternities, potlucks, etc.) With the local sorority you have to come to at least a certain amount of events (like 4 or 5 events plus 1 informational) and if you are what they are looking for, then you are giving a bid. 
I know in some schools, they have either a formal rush or an informal rush, in my school, it's more of an informal rush than a formal. The only time you have to dress in business attire is during informational, every other event, you wear casual clothes. Everyone's rush is different from each other especially in New York City, different colleges have Rush a differently than other sororities.

Be on the look out for new posts from my newest topic, College Girl Inc. (The insider on girls in colleges and girls about to start college...and how to deal with college life from City Girl's perspective.)

Happy Summer,


Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Sunday Outfit of The Day



Hey Everyone,
Today I went on shopping, and of course, I had to look cute while doing it. This is actually one of the outfits I brought today at one of my favorite places, Old Navy.

1. Women's Sequined Gauze Tunics - $32.94
2. Women's Everyday Khaki Shorts (5") (Under the Tunic) - $15.00
3. Glitter Sandals - $16.99 (From Pay Less)
4. Betsey Johnson Rose Gold Boyfriend Watch - $150.00

This is such a cute outfit, and I'm not even done Shopping for my Family Cruise which is in 4 months!! I can't wait. It's going to be amazing!!

XOXO,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dr. Tawana Speaks...About Coping With Loss

I can honestly say that I dealt with my share of losing a family member or friend. I can honestly say it was such a hardship to bear. It's not the best feeling to lose someone close to especially someone who has been a part of your life since you  were young. Everyone has different ways of coping to losing someone, sometimes they won't talk about, they will share but they won't share a lot, they cry, they don't think about it or they don't feel nothing at all. There are ways to cope with losing someone, but I will get to that later.

Right now, I want to tell you about the first time I ever went through losing someone. I was a freshmen in college when it happened, It was a Sunday night, and I was doing my homework for my classes when I got a phone call from a elementary/middle school friend of mines (I never transferred after 5th grade, I was literally in the same school from 1st grade to 8th grade so we all were pretty tight.) telling me about his cousin, who I also had classes with and was really cool with, passed away on Saturday Night at a club in Pennsylvania. He was stabbed outside a club after an argument. Here is a link of the original article (http://citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-man-pleads-guilty-in-fatal-stabbing-1.1044823) I still couldn't believe it. Going to the funeral, was even harder because there was classmates I haven't seen it a long time, was a very sad moment. I remember the year before he got killed, I saw him in the summer and we talked he was telling me about how he was coming back to New York and how he wanted to change his life and better himself and when I was about to leave the last thing he told me was "I'll see you later." Those words have forever remember. Our last conversation, is what brings me to tears because he wasn't even make it to his 21st birthday and he was taking from us. I miss him everyday and I know that he is my angel looking after me.

Since the passing of my friend in 2009, I've lost my uncle that same year in September, My godmother in 2010, My aunt in 2012 and two of my grandmothers in the same year in 2012. I cried my eyes out for days when I lost them because they were apart of my life there were there for me when I needed them. I miss them everyday.

Even though I went through this lost in my life, I found ways to cope with them. These are tips on how to cope with your lost.
  • All that anger bottling up inside, it's good to write it out in a story, a poem or a song.
  • Thinking of the happy times that you shared with that person. Because they are no longer with you, doesn't mean that the memory of them is gone with them.
  • Talk to someone close to you, best friends or family members are there for you.
  • Sometimes it's good to just, sit in silence.
  • Make collages of the memory that you shared with them.

Sometimes there are other ways to cope with losing someone. Just remember, that people might leave this earth, but your memory with that person will never go away. Their love and care will always be apart of you no matter what. They are now your angels watching over you, you know they will always be there for you no matter what they will always be there.

Until Next Time,
 

Guest Post! Tips on How to Protect Yourself for the Summertime & Homemade Skin Care Recipe


 Hey Everyone,
I was please to have my first guest post from Michelle Pino, an employee from a Spa in Upstate New York called Skana. I was very happy that she pinch this blog post to me about taking care of your skin in the summer and making a homemade skin care recipe. I hope you all enjoy this post because I enjoy reading it.



Garden Variety Natural Summer Skin Care


Summer is that enthralling time of year characterized by outdoor barbecues and lazy days spent at the beach. Although the warmth and sunshine are part of what makes the season special, these summer elements are known to wreak havoc on the skin that is seen many years after the initial damage is inflicted. While one cannot spend one's life in a bubble, there are ways to minimize summer's harsh effects through the application of soothing natural skin care products.

Do It Yourself Summer Skin Care
People are becoming more aware of the dangers of the parabens and petrochemicals prevalent in today's popular skin care product brands, and many have decided to take matters into their own hands literally. That's right; many times they are skipping the expensive yet safer, commercially available “natural” skin care products and are heading straight to the kitchen cupboard this summer. Here is what they know.

·         Natural ingredients containing antioxidants fight free radicals even externally
·         Antioxidants are more effective when used fresh
·         Natural fruit acids gently exfoliate skin
·         Natural oils help skin retain moisture

A super nourishing, after beach skin care mask embodies all four of the elements of great natural skin care listed above, and happily, all the ingredients for the mask are common to the average kitchen pantry. The spa experts of New York resort, Turning Stone, developed the below luxurious skin mask. 

To make this luxurious skin mask, you’ll need:
1 good-sized tomato
1 avocado
half of a lime



Method:
  • The tomato should be squeezed into juice with its pulp to obtain a quarter cup of the juice; an additional tomato should be used if the original tomato is not large enough to yield a quarter cup of juice.

  • The avocado should be peeled and mashed to garner one cup, and two of them may be needed to yield the required one cup.

  • After squeezing the lime to get one tablespoon of fresh juice, mix the three ingredients to form the skin mask.

  • Prior to applying the rich mixture to the skin, rinse the face with warm water to open pores. Afterwards, the mixture should be immediately applied in a generous portion to the face and remain on the face for thirty-five to forty minutes. During that time, it is normal for the skin to tingle largely due to the exfoliating effects of the fruit acid in the tomato and lime juice. After the allotted time has expired, rinse the face with warm water and follow it with cold water to close up the pores.

The result of using this completely safe all natural mask is soft, smooth, and glowing skin with no traces of summer sun damage. The fresh antioxidants and gentle fruit acids serve to brighten, purify, and erase the lines caused by the harsh summer ultraviolet rays. The resulting softness definitely comes from the natural oils in the avocado. This guacamole style skin mask is the perfect ending to a day spent enjoying sunny sea breezes at the beach or a walk at one's favorite park.


I hope you all enjoy it and Thank you, Michelle Pino from Skana for your fabulous post. Ladies, take care of yourself during the summer and be protective of your body and stay fabulous.

XOXO,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dr. Tawana Speaks...An Introduction

Hey Everyone,
I came up with a brand new alter ego named Dr. Tawana. I'm a Psychology Minor focusing on Relationships and Sex Therapy, that's what I want to get into once I graduate. Dr. Tawana will be focus on real life situations and solutions also, tips on different situations. Later today, I will have a new topic in a little while.

I hope you all enjoy the "Dr. Tawana" Series and also if you have a topic that you want me to discuss on this series, leave it in the comments below or email me, which is on my page. I'm actually very interested in this series because we, as females, go through a lot of problems dealing with family, friends, college life, high school, sex, virginity, relationship, insecurities, etc. and sometimes you can't find someone who gets you or been through the some of the situations that you have dealt with, that's where I come in. I know I been through most situations that we go through so I know I can give my honest 100% opinion on any situations that is giving to me.

I really hope the female...and males can be part of this series with me, because this is something that I want to do with my life because I always love to help others with any kind of situations or problem and find a light at the end of the tunnel. Be on the look out for my newest, series which will be posted every Wednesday and Fridays. I hope you all enjoy.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Suggestions for a new Blog Post...Help Me!!

I been trying to think of new blog post for my Blog, but I've been having some writer's block, which I hate having so I want to leave it up to my fabulous followers and new friends at Her Campus Bloggers for some fabulous suggestions for a new blog. I would greatly appreciate with some new suggestions and any other feedback.

XOXO,

Sunday, June 2, 2013

PGTC's Summer Reading List

Hey Everyone,
This is my first ever summer reading list and honestly, this is going to be fun to do. I been getting recommendations on different types of books from my sister and cousin. Here are some of the books I plan on reading and what I'm reading for the summer. I hope y'all enjoy it. 

1. The Great Gatsby By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
I read this book when I was in high school, it was a great book and since the movie came out, I needed to reread the book again. It is a classic book, if you haven't read it then you don't know what you are missing. Great Book.

2. Silver Linings Playbook By Matthew Quick
Good Movie, Great Book. I actually read the book before seeing the movie and I was very impressed the relationship within the book. I can't give it all away that would just spoil it. A must read book for the summer.

3. Vain By: Fisher Amelie 
My cousin actually recommend this book to me. I haven't started reading it yet but if my cousin recommends me a book to read, then I know it's good. I will be doing a book review on this book soon. Be on the look out.

4. Prep By Curtis Sittenfeld
I brought this book on my Kindle, I haven't read it yet since I'm reading a book right now. I can't wait to read this book. Book Review coming soon. 

5. Tiger Lily By Jodi Lynn Anderson
I heard a lot of good reviews on this book which made me interested to read it. It's basically Peter Pan before Windy Darling and her brothers came into the picture. It's a love story. I started to read parts of it because I brought a sample of the story before I brought the book. I'm going to start reading this book again. 

I have a lot more books to read but these books are part of my summer reading. If you have any books to recommend, please don't hesitate to comment below. What's in your summer reading list? What books interest you?

XOXO,

Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm back!! Update Y'all!! :)

Hey Everyone,
I'm finally back on the scene, just taking a break to focus on some stuff and trying to find things to do for the summer. Also trying to find some more interesting things to put up on my blog especially since the summer time is coming up gotta come new ideas, new looks and summer beach readings.

Like I always say if you have ideas or post that you want me to do for my page, comment down below or email me and Idea and I will surely get back to you. I hope you all are having a wonderful day. And also remember to stay fabulous.

XOXO,

Cruise Fun Day 4: Turks and Caicos

Cruise Fun Day 4: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

 All my friends know that I love the beach and since my family cruise is only 5 months away, the next stop on our trip is to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. Knowing my family, we always go to the beach, this is the typical things I would have or what I would wear and what I would have for the beach. This is a real nice and comfortable look for any day but if you want to be comfortable for the beach then this is the look for you.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Finally Made a Facebook Page!!

Check out my new Facebook page for my blog. 
Same as the name of my blog of course. 
So please "Like" my page and also spread the love by having friends "Like" my page also. Click below to check out my page and follow. New Posts, Giveaways and everything else fabulous. Check it out!
 
If you have a Facebook page, please leave it in the comments below and I will gladly follow. :) 
 
XOXO,
 

Monday, March 18, 2013

PGTC Music Playlist: My Top 5 Favorite Songs on My iPod #2

Oh yes people, it's that time again for my top 5 favorite songs that I'm listening to on my iPod. I'm always changing up my music on my iPod because it usually go with the mood that i'm in. My music collections varies from Hip-Hop to Rap, or Pop to R&B, Country to Rock, etc. I love it all. So here is my top 5 favorite songs:

1. 22 - Taylor Swift

2. Jump - Rihanna

3. Missin' You - The Notorious B.I.G

4. Love and War - Tamar Braxton

5. Stay - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko

Hope you enjoy!! What's on your top 5 on your iPod? What songs do you listen to a lot??

XOXO,



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Win a Astor Buckle Bangle by Michael Kors (My First Giveaway!!)

Hey Everyone,
I'm so excited to be partnering with Get Gumball to have my first Giveaway which is this fabulous Astor Buckle Bangle from Michael Kors. You have six days to sign up from this giveaway and win something as gorgeous. Check out every week for new giveaways and be sure to check it out.

Astor Buckle Bangle by Michael Kors



For more information about Get Gumball and their past giveaways and winners check out their website: Get Gumball

Good Luck.

XOXO,



Friday, March 8, 2013

Cruise Fun Day 3: Formal Dinner (Captain's Dinner)

Cruise Fun Day 3: Captain's Dinner

If your like me, and you been on a cruise then you know that they usually have Formal Dinners. Its a time where you dress up and look fabulous for dinner, you wear dressy outfits. Depending on how many days you will stay on the boat, you have to make sure that you have some options for when you go. So I came up with four different options, including accessories and shoes. Better to miss/match with the outfits and but your own flavor to the these outfits. I honestly can't wait because I love to dress up and look fancy for a dinner. How would you dress these outfits up?  what would you match up these outfits with? 

XOXO,