The Story of the Szechuan Chicken Guy

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I was telling my friends about one of the most awkward events in my life.

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The End of Probibition – Canada 10/17/2018

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Today was an interesting one it is now officially legal to consume cannabis and it marks the beginning of so many more opportunities. I discuss them in my latest podcast episode below. Enjoy and share your thoughts!

Much love

SS ❤️

Check out my episode “Episode 8 The End of Prohibition – Canada 10/17/18” from Stiletto Moments on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/stilettosupermom/episodes/Episode-8-The-End-of-Prohibition—Canada-101718-e2ava0

My upgraded gadgets, kinda

It’s time for the yearly hype over the new iPhone, we are now on version 8. I have a different strategy for staying in the phone game.

I used to work in a computer store, which sold cellphones too. Fido was a huge trend at the time and Bell was considered high end. The networks have evolved completely and so was the hardware. As you may already know. I am a gadget girl you can even say I’m a bit of a electronics junkie. The electronics game is fast paced and can cost you quite a bit of money.

I never get the first models that come out for example, the iPhone 8 will be released in a couple of weeks, I buy the iPhone 7. I get more bonuses, promotions and incentives. In general, more options for less money.

If there’s a major change in design and features of electronics (like a Sony PlayStation) I wait for a year for the bugs and glitches to be fixed before I buy it.

For apps, there are so many to choose from. I try as many apps as I can. Apps like social media, photo and video, filters, adding keyboards, marketing, business, payments, etc I have found so many great apps from trying all the newest available in the AppStore.

I recently bought an iPhone 7. 7 is my favourite number so I predictively had to get it. I agonized about the 7 or the 7 Plus for months. For women who understand, I wanted to get a bigger phone so I could type easier with long nails. I know, it’s boujee but whatevs I like to have nice things. I need to be reachable at all times for my children emergencies or doctor appointments..etc

Aside from the usual kerfuffle with carrier activations and plans, I couldn’t be happier. So far so good, my relationship with my phone is growing. Lol I know I’m weird.

Have a great one!

SS

I can’t contain myself!

I think about all the struggles I’ve had and I can now laugh at them. Things were so intense and I gave myself unwarranted stress for no reason.

There’s nothing better than being able to look back at my accomplishments and know I really busted my ass for this moment. Everything family and friends have said to me “you have too many kids to make good money” “you can’t afford…” etc. was the fuel I needed to get me out of that self-doubting mindset. I had to really sit down and analyze myself as a whole.

People don’t see your vision and they definitely don’t see your efforts. Rather than gloating, I choose to extend my hand and help others achieve their greatness while I have attained mine. This is the whole reason I have been active on social media and offline functions and events. We all have a voice.

I have found my purpose and I’m proud of it. I leave you with this:

“Control” is a lie. You can only control your own reactions. Once you set your goal, you will experience joys and challenges. The challenges are Life’s way of redirecting you back on your path when you’ve slightly wandered away.

When you want something. The universe has only 3 answers for you:

1 – Yes, you can have it now;

2 – Not yet;

3 – I have something better

-The Secret

Weekend fun

As most know, I’m a Foodie. I love all kinds of food, especially cake.

I went out to a buffet dinner over the weekend and I feel like I’m still full from it. The Mandarin restaurant is well known in my city so when they opened up a second location closer to my house I was super excited.

I walked in and everything from the food to the decorations was breathtaking.

I can promise you I will be coming back here often!

SS

Picking up speed


Made some calls and with the help of my sidekick we managed to get a great deal and way under budget! May 2018 will be the next huge life moment and I cannot wait! Now down to the entertainment, colour scheme and more!
The venue is beautiful and is in a country setting with a coy pond at the entrance to the hotel.
Time to get down to details!
I'm so pumped!!

Over already?!

It's the Civic Holiday weekend and it feels like the summer months passed by so fast! I blame most of this on the weirdest weather I've seen in years! It would rain so hard it sounded like hail against my windows, thunderstorms at least once a week followed by extreme heat where I could hardly breathe. Although, I'd rather have this weather than the upcoming winter months.

The back-to-school supplies and clothing are in all the stores, I can almost hear my bank account cry for my school shopping days that are just around the corner. It will be an emotional school year for me as my last little pterodactyl will be leaving the nest to go to school. So far, he knows his numbers up to 10 and backwards, but he refuses to sing the alphabet song lol. Thanks to the iPad he does know what the letters are, but he just doesn't like the song. I'm guessing that he thinks the song is dumb, he rolls his eyes every time I ask him to sing it.

Lately, my days are filled with doll orders and event planning. It's a truly exciting time for me. I have found what I love in all aspects of my life from the kids, social life and now my artistry. They often say that when your personal life is good everything else around is chaos. I am living proof that the saying is NOT true. We all need to find the balance in our own lives or things get harder and harder to do. It's like the universe makes some things in our lives difficult in order to accept something better in our lives. "Out with the old, in with the new" has a deeper meaning than we think. This whole year has unraveled many important life choices for me. My family relationships have been stronger now than ever, financial security is finally here, reuniting with my childhood best friend, maintaining deeper relationships with my friends from all over my online world and forming new amazing friendships who have cleared my mind and settled my soul.

Yes, you can have it all, yes abundance is attainable. If you want these things, you have to release everything that you know is holding you back. It will seem so difficult to let go, but it will be worth it and those difficult moments you are experiencing right now, will be in your distant past. Right when you're about to give up hope is when you have to gather up as much strength as you have to get through the rough moments. You will see your end goals, not when YOU want to see it, but when you're ready to accept it.

SS

🇨🇦CANADA DAY🇨🇦

What a fantastic celebration for my beautiful country!  I’ve been reuniting with family and solidifying our bonds all day!

I’ve had weeks of excitement watching my fellow Canadians decorating their homes, cars and clothing with our beautiful red and white colours. This is the one day that I wanted to be filled with love and laughter and it came true.

Canada has given my family so much opportunity.  From the Philippines to Canada my family was welcomed despite the ignorance of racism and the uphill climb to success.  Being born and raised here,  I have learned so much and I continue to learn more about Canada each day.  I am a proud Canadian living in the best country in the world.  The best part of living here is being surrounded by so many cultures and traditions from all over the world united in one country.  Canada is best described in our own anthem. If you ever get a chance come on up here and enjoy us. We work hard and play harder 😊

Canadian Anthem

O Canada, our home and native land

True patriot love, in all thy sons command 

With glowing hearts we see thee rise

The True North strong and free

From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

God keep our land, glorious and free

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee 

O Canada we stand on guard for thee 

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The Gamble

Know that it is possible to see both present and future

Acknowledge your perception and feel what is meant to be

The present is here for a moment it will hurt you but that’s what it takes 

Leave it behind and never look back move forward despite what’s at stake 

“Cheshire Cat” look with the Alice Through The Looking Glass palette by Urban Decay

The “Chesire Cat” has been a long time favourite character from the Alice in Wonderland story.  I loved both the original cartoon and the one from the updated Alice Through The Looking Glass movie.

CheshireCatPic

Makeup:

I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk” as a base over my entire lid and started my look with the colour “Reflection” from the palette, pressing the eyeshadow into my lid, I find that I get a better colour pay off when I do this with any eyeshadow.

Using the colour “Gone Mad” I apply it to my crease and loosely wing the eyeshadow out towards the outer corner of my eyes.  I applied “Cake” underneath my brow towards my crease.  Using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Purple Velvet” create a cat nose around my nostrils to the tip of my nose, then press “Time” into the base.  I used “Blacktrack” by MAC to line my eyes making sure the inner corners of the “cat eye” angle carefully down the sides of my nose and wing it out.  I keep a pack of cosmetic cotton swabs close by to help clean up and fix any mistakes.  I place the colour “Royal Flush” to the in the inner and outer corner of the “cat eye” which makes them pop!I used Jumbo Eye Pencil by NYX in “Peacock” and “Time” eyeshadow in the centre of my cupids bow and dab whisker holes with the tip of a cosmetic cotton swab using MAC’s “Blacktrack” gel eyeliner.

Looking glass palette2
Alice Through The Looking Glass palette by Urban Decay

I applied the blush “Flaunt” by Lorac Cosmetics to my cheeks and in all my contour areas like the temples and along my forehead hairline.

With Jumbo Eye Pencil “Purple Velvet” I drew long hairs to the top of my eyebrows and throughout my forehead to simulate the cat’s stripes, then placed “Cake” eyeshadow just underneath the darker stripes then blended out any harsh lines.

I outlined the famous Cheshire Cat grin with “Rust” Jumbo Eye Pencil carving out sharp triangles for the teeth, I then set the lips and between the teeth with “Time” eyeshadow.  I coloured the teeth in with “Milk” then outlined each tooth with a thin eyeliner brush.

For the final touches, I applied “Iconic” lashes by House of Lashes then added my long curly custom wig by XtraWaves, I twisted the hair into two tall buns for the cat’s ears.

I just love playing with this palette, so stay tuned for more makeup fun.  I also created a special “The Cat Music” playlist while I worked on my face I’ll have the video an all the links below.

Much love,

SS

 

Periscope:  “Chesire Cat Look” Live (Unedited)

YouTube:  “Cheshire Cat Look” (edited)

“Alice” look

“Mad Hatter” look

 

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