apothecary /əˈpäTHəˌkerē/ – late Middle English, noun: a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs
Hello, lovelies! In this video, I review 4 red wines from Apothic Wines. The only one I’ve tried before is Apothic Red, which I really like. But while I was on Amazon, I saw that Apothic makes 4 red wines: Apothic Red, Apothic Dark, Apothic Crush, and Apothic Inferno.
I was wondering what “apothic” meant, so I looked it up. The word seems to be made up and is strictly a brand name. The closest word I found was apothecary, which still seems to fit with alcohol consumption.
Here are a few of my tasting notes. If you need a little help, Wine Folly is an excellent resource for beginners. Just click on the “Blog” tab for more information and how-tos.
I hope you all enjoyed my review. Have you tried any of Apothic wines? I know that Apothic makes a white wine (Apothic White), but after looking I see that they also have a sparkling wine (Apothic Sparkling) and a rosé (Apothic Rose)! Looks like I’ll have to do another review.
Hello, lovelies! In this post, you’ll get not one, but TWO birthday videos. Woot woot! The first video is an OOTD video. While I was filming the birthday haul, I decided to do a quick OOTD video and show you all what I wore. More awesome news: the dress I wore was NOT in black. A rarity, I know.
Here is the birthday haul video. It was an unseasonably, warm day here in Maryland. The temperatures reached a high of 79° F (26° C). As you’ll see in the video, the trees behind me are barren against a bright, sunny sky.
Well, that concludes the videos for my 45th birthday. All of the items purchased in the haul video were bought months ahead of my birthday. Whenever I buy birthday gifts for myself, I don’t use them until AFTER my birthday. I feel this makes my purchases more “gifty”.
Hello, dear lovelies! A few weeks back, a goth tag was started by Toxic Tears called “My 10 Goth Clichés”. Although this tag was started by Toxic Tears, I had learned about this tag from another goth YouTuber, Orphea333. I hadn’t done a goth tag in a long while, so I decided to give this a go.
I hope you all enjoy listening to my 10 goth clichés. What are your goth clichés? Feel free to share in the comments.
Hello, lovelies! Today’s look is inspired by one of December’s birthstones, Tanzanite. The other 2 birthstones for December are Turquoise and Zircon. Out of these 3 birthstones, my favorite is tanzanite because of it’s gorgeous blue color, so that’s what this post will focus on.
Tanzanite is a rare gemstone and is highly prized. The most valuable tanzanite is a deep, ultramarine blue with a slight purple edge. Tanzanites are mined in Tanzania, East Africa. Tanzania is the only place where tanzanites are formed, hence its name. Tanzanites are “celebrated as the Gemstone of the 20th century”, in which New York’s Tiffany and Co. created and showcased its faceted form.
Blue tanzanites symbolize spirituality and wisdom, and along with turquoise and zircon, symbolize Winter. Zircon and turquoise are the traditional birthstones for December. Due to its popularity, tanzanite was added as a birthstone by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA).
TANZANITE INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: Gemstone of the 20th Century
COLORS: Shades of lilac-blue, deep ultramarine blue, and blue-violet. Also found in shades of brown and yellow in its raw form
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 6.5
ZODIAC SIGN: None, but is sometimes associated with Pisces (February 18 – March 20) and Aries (March 21 – April 19)
DEITY: Athena, Greek goddess of War and Wisdom, honored for her intellect and logic. Also honors Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified.
DIVINATIONS: “Trust you intuition – it is guiding you in the right direction, even though others may be blinding you with facts and figures to the contrary”
CHAKRAS: Throat (5), Third Eye (6), and Crown (7)
HEALING PROPERTIES: Strengthens the immune system, detoxifies the blood, and promotes the regeneration of cells, hair, nails, and skin.
SECONDARY BIRTHSTONE: Turquoise
TERTIARY BIRTHSTONE: Zircon
Here’s what I wore. It was FREEZING with a high temperature of 25° F (-3.9° C). It was windy, too. I hate cold weather, but it’s a great opportunity to wear heavy velvet.
My makeup was minimal because of the cold, and I definitely did not feel like wearing false eyelashes. I had a perfect bindi to go with my outfit, but I couldn’t find it. Oh, well. Boring face, basic bindis.
This post concludes the birthstone looks for 2016. Woot! I can’t WAIT for 2016 to end, and apparently I’m not alone. Was 2016 a good year for you? Stay tuned for the last birth flower post and a couple of year-in-review posts.
Hello, lovelies! It is Month 19 of my freeform locs. I finally re-dyed them and they look 100% better. They’re also getting longer and I’m definitely pleased with that. I’ve added some things to my office decor and I’m very happy with the results. New hair color, new office.
Here are few pics of my office, with the office light on. It looks cool, but it looks a lot snazzier with the office light turned off, and the colorful lights turned on. The skull lamp, bony hand candelabra, and “lightening ball” were purchased on Amazon. The rest of the items were purchased at CVS. These purchases were made last year during Halloween season, so these items were bought at a reduced price. The battery-operated candles were purchased online.
Here’s the progress of my dreadlocks. Thanks to the hair dye, you’ll see a dramatic difference between Months 17 and 19:
That’s it for now. Be sure to check out my office decor video below. You’ll see how my office looks when it’s darkened and lit up by my spooky lights. TTFN!
Black, female, and atheist. It’s a rarity to be all three here in the United States world and I decided to tell my story on video. We atheists are a lone breed – especially if you’re black; especially if you’re black AND female. I had already posted my story back in 2014, but I decided to make a video about it.
Seven years ago in 2009, I “came out” as an atheist before heading over to my mother’s house for Thanksgiving. Every year prior, each member of the family would say what they were thankful for and then, say a small prayer to thank God for everything in our lives. I didn’t want to spring this news over Thanksgiving dinner, so it was time to call my mother – a sweet woman, but VERY Christian. Her faith gave her joy and comfort, and she took it very seriously. I was really nervous, but I knew I had to tell her.
She wasn’t too happy about it. She was quite concerned, and worried about my “soul”. After much discussion and prayer, she finally accepted my atheism. But even before she died, my mother was convinced that God was real. “But he’s taking you away from us”, I said. “No, no, no. He’s not taking me away. You will see me again when Jesus comes to take us home.” I smiled at her and left it at that.
So, here’s a video of my story: how it feels to be black, female and atheist in a world of believers. I hope you enjoy hearing my story. TTFN!
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a video on YouTube discussing cultural appropriation and dreadlocks. Around Halloween, the subject of cultural appropriation becomes a hot topic. Some people leave their brains at the door, and show up to parties wearing blackface, yellowface, Native American war bonnets, and all sorts of foolishness. Are these examples of cultural appropriation? You bet it is! At the very least, it’s highly offensive.
But are dreadlocks considered cultural appropriation? Should dreadlocks only be worn by black people? Many people think that dreadlocks come from black culture, but this is not the case. In this video, I share my thoughts on cultural appropriation and dreadlocks.
Do you think cultural appropriation exists? Should dreadlocks only be worn by black people? Please share in the comments.