FOTD Friday: My new camera, tattoos and yellow polish

Hi lovelies! Sooo…guess who got a new camera? Yes, it’s about time. One of the many roles that comes with being a blogger is attempting to be a photographer. I take it pretty seriously. For every 1 photo that I post, I took at least 12. Insane, right? For the most part my Sony Cybershot DSC W55 has been pretty solid for the three years I’ve had it. It’s in THEE worst condition but manages to crank out pretty good HD videos and photos.
But it was time to upgrade to a snazzier Sony Cybershot. I’m still learning how to use it but in the meantime, I’ve been taking some pretty cool random shots. 
But first my FOTD. I really wanted to do a soft purple eye using some of my favorite Stila eye shadows.

But for whatever reason that didn’t come out too well.

And it’s written all over my face. The lippie, however, is a fabulous new lipstick from Lancome. Stay tuned for that feature! And now for random photos.

Wrist tat at the wheel.

Do you have any tattoos? The Clumps Facebook group had a TON to say about tats. Some ladies even posted theirs. And they are beautiful! Many of my friends told me that getting a tattoo there was a bad idea and that it would make me unemployable. Know what? Most people never even noticed it.

I have a little round window in my house that peers right into the window of a neighbor across the street. Sometimes when I’m wandering in the kitchen late at night for a drink of water,  I can see her wandering in her kitchen too. Strange!

Our past can  help us prepare for the future. Sankofa.

 Any Erykah Badu fans? I have every single one of her albums and know all of the songs. She’ll be in concert in Miami and I won’t be able to make it. *tears*

I don’t like wire fences. I don’t like fences period. Unless they are at zoos. I don’t need a polar bear charging at me. But I don’t really like zoos either. I feel so bad for the animals.

Do you have any brands of polish where you only own ONE of the polishes? Such would be the case for Creative.

Yellow polishes! Like ’em? Hate ’em? Post on those coming soon…

I am really falling in love with photography again, y’all. I think I’ll take a class this summer.

Off I go to snap more shots.

Love y’all! Have a great weekend!

  • adorepink

    I am loving that picture of the yellow polish, it makes me really happy! Very cheery picture :)
    I dont have CND polishes! Ooops…
    Wow, youre taking pictures AND going 50 mph?! Woah.

  • B

    It makes me happy too. That's why I posted it out of the blue. :)

    One hand on the wheel, the other snapping. Eyes on the road. It's a terrible habit, really.

  • Askmewhats

    ooohh yellow would be perfect as its super Sunny down here :)

  • SailorWifey

    I love tats. I have a sankofa on my wrist in pink and black…it's my favoreite tat besides my kids names.

    ♥ SailorWifey

  • rmcandlelight

    I have a Sony Cybershot DSC S500 but its only 6mps. I really want a new, now that I'm blogging. Yay!! I'm really starting to like photographying myself. I need a few pointers. lol!

    I love your stash of yellow polish!

  • kermitfrogfroggy

    I loved the soft purple Stila eyeshadow on you. I thought it looked beautiful:)

  • Toya

    I'm lol'n at the pic where u look very unhappy with the look LOL I think it's a nice look… it could b bcuz purple is my favorite color so maybe I'm a little biased :-) Luvin' the tat on the wrist. I wanted one there but I have four already… I'm still considering it tho. Btw, I'm so glad you're back and you didnt take a long break :-)

  • makeupbeautygossip

    Hey girl. I know what you mean about taking 12 pics for every one you post. I'm the same way! I'm pretty new to makeup blogging and still trying to figure out the best techniques for picture taking.

    I can't wait to read about the yellow nail polishes. I've been seeing them everywhere but have been hesitant to buy one…

    PS – love the tat! I have a small one on my ankle that I adore!

  • Stacy

    I don't see anything wrong with your purple look. Looks fine to me. And I just bought a yellow polish (also blue & purple too) from the Dollar Tree (LA Colors). They were too fun to pass up. I will proudly be sporting bright toes this summer.

  • Sankofa

    I'm an Akan from Ghana and I also have an Adinkra symbol in exactly the same place you have! Like you said, most people (including my employers) barely notice it.

  • Alisa

    I love yellow polish but it can be hella streaky. I use a ridge filler base coat before using yellow and it helps a lot. Even with all the trouble, I still love yellow especially in the summer.

  • Lish

    I loveeeee yello polishes!!!!…That Badu album is EXCELLENT!!!!

  • Polish Earthgirl

    I adore pale yellow polishes, much more than the neons actually. Great post and pics!

  • Madiha

    Love this post