Sunday, June 7, 2009

DSK Jewelry Contest Entry!

So Steph of DSK Jewelry is having a contest to celebrate 200 followers! Yay Steph! For the contest she posted 15 questions she wanted people to answer along with some other stipulations that have actually made me think a lot about myself and use programs on my computer that I barely knew existed. Either way it was a lot of fun so here goes!

P.S. - Oh yeah, here's the URL to the video entry I did!


1. What is your favorite food? Lasagna. It's probably the first dish that my mother taught me how to make from scratch and that, along with the DELISHNESS of Italian food, make this dish something I can eat over and over again.

2. What is your favorite beauty product that you can't live without!!? I know it sounds bad, but my favorite beauty product is Blistex Medicated Chapstick. I know that's it's not fancy or well known, but have you tried being beautiful with chapped lips? It just doesn't happen! So I say start at the most basic level, and if your lips feel soft and moist then you'll feel that much more comfortable and beautiful.

3. What is the song that defines you, what is your favorite song of all time that could be the soundtrack to your life?? Will you be willing to email me this song (mp3)? :) Through much work and effort I finally picked 'I'll Rise' by the Pitchforks an a cappella group based at Duke University. This song is based on a Maya Angelou poem that really is inspirational in its message of rising above adversity – something that everyone needs to be reminded of at some point in their lives. And I would be more than happy to email it to you – that's one of the rules of the contest! LOL! Hope you like it!

4. What is your favorite magazine of allllll time?! Allure because I'm kind of addicted to learning about makeup and fashion, and this magazine has all the best tips and tricks without being inundated with ads.

5. What is camera you use to take all your pictures for blog? ^_~ I either use the camera on my laptop or my slightly crappy Canon PowerShot A430, but since my blog is mostly devoted to book reviews, I also take a lot of random pictures of book covers from across the internet.

6. What is your favorite color??! Purple. It's always been purple for as long as I can remember, with all it's varieties across the color spectrum just reassuring me on why it's such a royal color!

7. What is your favorite piece by DSK (post a picture (on your blog) sporting DSK Bling if you have some!)?!!! ^^ While I LOVE the piece that I bought themed to my sorority, there are a couple things that have kind of jumped up in the rankings of my favorites. I am so impressed by the Pegasus heart necklace, it's just so incredibly rock and roll and chic! And the new Flower Power necklace with the Swarovski flower and leaf? I'm dying! I love the clear AB with the Green leaf. Unfortunately I'm really poor so I don't know when I'm going to be making these mine, but it's going to happen!

8. What is your favorite casino game!!? I'm really pretty bad at all casino games. I mean really bad. Shamefully bad. My family has the kind of luck that wouldn't even want to be in the same room with you, but if I had to pick I'd probably say that the slots were my favorite. Absolutely no skill is required, just the ability to pull down a handle. Now THAT I can do.

9. If you had to pick just one, would it be Gucci, LV, or Prada? LV but this might be (definitely is ;D) influenced by Kimora Lee Simmons. She loves the designer and I'm a big fan of hers because she's a woman who's made things happen for her instead of waiting for them to happen (kind of like you Steph! No waiting for things to happen to you!). Of course this is all in spite of the fact that it's totally not fair that she's so beautiful AND having a baby with Djimond Honsou (one of the hottest men on the planet).

10. Tell me an interesting fact about yourself. =P I am half black and half white, but no one actually can tell this when they're looking at me. Throughout my life I have been asked pretty much every brownish toned ethnicity under the sun! Sometimes in different languages! I've noticed that it is actually influenced quite a bit by how I wear my hair on any particular day so I find this fact both interesting and funny! LOL!

11. Workout tips!! Your favorite work out tips, I gotta get fit!! While on a normal basis I am a big fan of incorporating some time on the bike and elliptical in my workout routine, I LOVE yoga and see a lot of results with it (when I have the money to take classes). It works on lengthening and strengthening the muscles without making me feel like I'm dying or a failure. So if you could do that 2 to 3 times a week I think you'd be set!

12. Tell me your workout routine if it exists! LOL Ideally, (meaning sometimes, not that often) I break out this complete yoga kit that I have (with mat, stabilizing brick and other stuff) and do an hour/hour and a half of yoga. Though at the moment I've been focusing more on the inner acceptance of my outer form, because no matter how much yoga I do I've been born with the body I've got and I want to be happy with it!

13. If you had to pic between an LV Damier Azur Speedy in 25, 30, and 35, which would you pick and why? I'd have to go with the LV Damier Azur Speedy in 30 because I have to have room for everything up to and including the kitchen sink, but if I go with too big of a bag I'd probably strain a wrist carrying all my stuff! There's got to be a limit, so I usually set it by making sure my purse is not too big. (Of course this is completely offset by the fact that I've been in love with the bigger bag's a problem)

14. What would you name your future baby boy? James (Probably? Maybe?) I would go with the one for a boy because it's a great name for someone to grow in to. You can be this cute little man named James and then when you're an adult you're not gonna be stuck with any dorky nicknames from when you were in diapers.

15. What would you name your future baby girl? Jessenia (at least at the moment). This is the name of a friend of mine and I think it flows beautifully and Jessy is a great nick name. It's also this great combination of distinctive and yet not that hard to say (I'm sure you know how annoying it is to have one of those name your teacher can NEVER say. SO AGGRAVATING, thus I hope that I can have my child avoid this)

LOL, I am so weird >.<

I WANT 5 KIDS ONE DAY, so that's why I ask for baby names!!

- I know this isn't a question but props to you Steph for wanting 5 kids. I'm not even sure if I want to have one, though you have the advantage because Asian kids are like the cutest children known to man.