What’s In My Bag? The Work Edition

I guess I am nosey but I love What’s In My Bags & Room Tours so I decided to share my What’s in my bag?: Work Edition.

Check out the essentials I need to get through my work day.

 

Am I the only female who takes two bags to work?

 

Thanks for stopping by… Walk Good

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The Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Shaunz World. Thank you so much for visiting my blog & for nominating me.

The creator of this award is Okoto Enigmahttps://okotoenigma.wordpress.com). Thank you so much for creating this award.

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1. List the rules

2. Mention creator of award and provide link

3. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link

4. Say 3 things about yourself

5. Nominate from 10 to 20 bloggers

6. Notify nominated bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog

7. Answer 5 questions from nominee

8. Write 5 questions for your nominees

9. Share your best post


Three things about me:

  1. I am a Rotarian & giving back is my passion.
  2. I am the only girl to both my parents.
  3. I love travelling & I hope to visit every continent.

Five questions from my nominee:

1.What inspired you to start a blog?

My friend Wade inspired me to start blogging.

2.Where do you see your blog in the near future?

I hope to be able to be a go to blog for persons wanting to experience the multiple layers of the Jamaican lifestyle.

3.What is your favourite food?

Oxtail, Roast Beef, Saltfish Fritters & Fried Dumpling (Not all at once though).

4.Do you have any hidden talent/s?

I can roll my tongue…. LOL… can that be considered a talent.

5. What are your hobbies?

Volunteering, watching YouTube, Travelling, DIYing, Sewing & Writing.


I Nominate:

  1. https://themindofsmm.wordpress.com/
  2. https://desireddishes.wordpress.com/
  3. 876Lover.com
  4. http://www.adayinthelifeofnellyb.com/
  5. https://mumnatural.com/
  6. http://simpleemelz.blogspot.com/
  7. http://www.thekschronicles.com
  8. https://jamaicangyalhairjourney.wordpress.com/
  9. https://simplyjahnette.wordpress.com/
  10. http://simplylocal.life/

Write 5 questions for my nominees:

  1. What has been your most significant achievement as a blogger so far?
  2. What is your idea of the ideal Sunday?
  3. If your life was an album what would it be titled?
  4. If you could meet any famous person alive or dead who would you want to meet?
  5. If someone had only 24 hours in your country where to you suggest they visit to capture the essence of your people?

My Best Post (based on views): https://shannydelioness.com/2016/02/27/diy-i-transformed-a-t-shirt-into-a-bodysuit/


Until Next Time…

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The Awesome Blogger Award!

Thanks to Jhunelle of the amazing blog Simply Local Life for nominating me for this award!

The rules for this award are simple:

  1. Thank your nominator
  2. Link to their blog
  3. Answer their 10 questions,
  4. Give 5+ people 10 of your own questions to answer

10 QUESTIONS FROM JHUNELLE

1. What inspired you to start blogging / vlogging?

My friend Wade (13thStreetPromotion.com) inspired me to start blogging.

2. What’s your favourite parish in Jamaica to visit, and why?

St. Elizabeth… When I was going to University a lot of my best memories were made in this beautiful parish. To this day, it holds a special place in my heart.

3. What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

  • Travel the Caribbean
  • See the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Great Wall of China

4. Which countries have you visited outside of Jamaica?

Cayman Islands, St. Martin, St. Maarten, The Bahamas & the United States.

5. Besides blogging, what activity/ies take up a lot of your time?

Work & Rotary.

6. What’s your current job / career?

Administrative Assistant at a Funeral Home

7. What are 2 books you’d recommend, and why?

  • Love Story by Erich Segal – It is a simple & beautiful love story. 
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – “How strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!” … it has a few thought provoking moments & kind of forces you to evaluate your own mortality & the thin line between life & death.

8. Where’s the most recent place you’ve gotten to cross off your desired travel list?

Somerset Falls in Portland, Jamaica

9. When you feel overwhelmed, what helps to relax you?

Soca Music

10. Would you be open to doing a collab. with me 🙂 (to whom it may apply: …again)?

YES!


I Nominate:

  1. http://www.adayinthelifeofnellyb.com/
  2. https://mumnatural.com/
  3. http://simpleemelz.blogspot.com/
  4. http://www.thekschronicles.com
  5. https://simplyjahnette.wordpress.com/

10 QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What is one country you would want to live other than your country of nationality?
  2. What is your idea of the ideal vacation?
  3. Full Face Glam or “No Make Up” Make UP?
  4. What was your favourite subject in school?
  5. Why did you start blogging/vlogging?
  6. What is your favourite dish?
  7. Cats or Dogs?
  8. What is one thing you would change about your country?
  9. Where would you like to see your blog in the next 2 years?
  10. If you could give only one piece of advice to your 16 year old self, what would that be?

Until next time…

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I Gave Aloe Vera A Second Chance

 

When I first transitioned, I had not clue what I was doing so I relied heavily on blogs & YouTube videos for advice. I tried EVERY & ANY tutorial advice much to my disappointment. Once such experiment was an Aloe Vera & Water mixture which left my hair drier than chips.

Last Sunday, I felt idle so I decided to Google Aloe Vera and found that it can be used as a conditioner thanks to a Wikihow page.

So I got a knife, headed to my garden & got harvesting :)!

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Look at that Aloe Vera

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This was just for one side of my hair

The results I got were unbelievable! My hair began to coil the second I added the Aloe Vera gel.

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The top half of the hair was after one week of exposure to the elements. The bottom section was coated with the Aloe Vera gel. Look at that curl pattern!

I used a few coats of the Aloe Vera gel on small sections of the hair. I ensured that I saturated the hair shaft completed.

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My hair was loving the Aloe Vera gel

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A closer look at my hair with the Aloe Vera gel

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My current length….isn’t my mirror cute!

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One side done! Ignore the Aloe Gel on my face lol

After coating the entire hair, I left the gel on for about 10 – 15 minutes before washing the hair out thoroughly.

I followed up with Shea Moisture’s SuperFruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System Conditioner. My  hair was very soft and manageable.

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My hair after rinsing out the conditioner

I finished the routine with the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner and did a two strand twist which I wore for a week.

When I took down the twist my hair was still super soft & light. My hair was literally blowing in the wind!

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A week later

I will definitely be using Aloe Vera in my co-wash routine at least once a month.

Here is a mini vlog of my wash day routine:

Until next time

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I am Dancing Abroad before I Dance a Yard Thanks to GT Network

The blog title is my own play on a Jamaican proverb I grew up hearing.

Learn fi dance a yaad before yuh dance abraad.
TRANSLATION:Learn to dance at home before you dance abroad.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Try perfecting a skill in private before displaying it in public.

Well being my unruly self (like my hair) I had to dance abroad before I danced at home & I have to thank GT Network based in Trinidad & Tobago for that one dance.

 

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#ShannyValDiaries: I Love Soca…The Carnival 2017 Edition

I never knew I would ever step foot in another I Love Soca especially after my last experience at a Waterfront edition. It took Skinny Fabulous & Kerwin Dubois being billed for the event to convince me to purchase my ticket.

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Being a work night, we didn’t get to Ocean Boulevard until about 10:30 PM; igloo, liquor & cup in hand. I get that our economy isn’t the best & that to have artiste of this calibre on board some serious money had to be spent but $3000 pre-sold to carry my own liquor or buy your own was absolutely crazy. Luckily for me, I got a student discount ticket (thank you UWI/UTECH links).


The DJ line up was amazing & I think all the sets I caught were cool.  I definitely got my Bajan Bashment soca fix.

It was my first time seeing Riggo Sauve & he totally didn’t disappoint. My favourite sets for the night were definitely from him & Lord Hype & Tony Cross. Barrie Hype did an excellent job hosting the event.

The performances were off the chain!

The King of Vincy Skinny Fabulous, Kerwin Dubois, Shal Marshall, Sekon Sta, Peter Ram & the King of Dancehall Beenie Man.

After the performances, I felt like I owed the promoters money.


At the end of the night, I headed to the food court for a Bad Dawg hot dog before heading across the bridge. I must commend them for setting up qa food court which gave patrons ample options for after fete bites.


No matter how hard I try to… I just don’t like the Waterfront as a venue.  Although, it’s by the sea it was hot as hell & the further we went from the main stage the harder it was to hear the music (simple Physics).

For me, the only good thing about the venue set up was the visibility of the stage. You could literally stay at the back & see it.

Overall, it was a good party & the performers were great.

If you aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel please subscribe to see my I Love Soca vlog with all the performances a little sooner than the blog. Subscribe here.

Until next fete!

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#ShannyValDiaries: How Do I Keep Up To Date with Soca Music?

It’s officially soca season in Jamaica & I am super excited!!!!

The main reason why I love Carnival is definitely the music!…I LOVE SOCA MUSIC!

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So by January I usually know all the songs. This year it was easier to get access to all my music thanks to a few apps & some trusted YouTube Accounts.

People always ask me how I keep up to date with my soca & these are my not so secret weapons.

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