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Aug
25

2013 MTV VMAs

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For the past few years I haven’t really cared much about the VMAs because most of my favorite artists haven’t performed, let alone been at the event. But if rumors are true, hopefully I will see N*SYNC on the VMAs tonight!

My favorite VMAs shows have been:

  • 1999 Britney Spears & N*SYNC performance
  • 2000 Britney Spears “Oops I did it again”… performance
  • 2000 N*SYNC  “Bye, Bye, Bye” performance
  • 2001 Britney Spears “Slave 4 U” performance with the snake
  • 2001 N*SYNC and Michael Jackson “Pop” performance
  • 2002 Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You” performance
  • 2012 Green Day performance

 

And many more, but obviously you can see I favor Britney and N*SYNC lol.

 

So who are you guys excited to see on the Video Music Awards?!nsync-vma-2001

I’m literally so excited that I’m having a small VMA party and I’m making my famous brownie, strawberry, banana and Cool Whip dessert.

 

Happy Sunday Dolls XO,

Tacky Jacquie

Aug
23

Q&A

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These are some frequently asked questions. If you guys have anymore let me know :).

Q: What color are your eyes?

A: Forrest green

Q: How bad did it hurt to get your nose pierced? I wanna get it done, but not sure how bad I would regret it.

A: This is actually the third time I’ve had my nose pierced. The first time was on my 16th birthday (on my right side), it hurt quite a bit. It got infected and I took it out. A few months later I got it pierced on the left side and it hurt so bad I almost fainted (I think it was the person who pierced it, they took so long to do it). Then finally last December I got it pierced again and it was so quick…just a little pinch. That being said, yea it will probably hurt a bit, but it’s your call.

Q: What is your natural hair color?

A: Light brown

Q: What foundation do you wear?

A: I’ve been using MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 for about 4 years now.

Q: I heard you worked at Sephora. Do you mind telling me what your experience was there?

A: I absolutely loved working for Sephora! They really invest in training their employees on product knowledge. I also liked that they let employees express themselves with any hair color and piercings. Overall I learned a lot about numerous makeup brands/techniques and got to meet great people :).

Q: I know you have endometriosis, what age were you diagnosed?

A: I was diagnosed when I was 22

Q: Why are you so pale?

A: I’ve always had a fair complexion. I’m German/Polish and Italian. Both of my sisters are also very fair, but oddly enough I can tan easily.

Q: What made you want to get into makeup?

A: When I was 10 years old I watched the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I became fascinated with special effects makeup, I would make fake blood with corn syrup and whatnot. When I was 12 I decided I wanted to focus on glamour makeup. I practiced on anyone who would let me. My first break was when I was 14 doing makeup for the school musical, I continued with it all throughout high school. I then worked at Clinique and Sephora. I learned a lot from working at makeup retailers, but honestly I think I learned the most from just experimenting. Everyone can always learn more, I know I have much more to learn, but if you have a passion just do it anywhere you can. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.

 

Aug
18

Being a Sickie is Icky

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As most of you know, I suffer from a painful disease called endometriosis. By definition it is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant (infertility). It sounds simple, but what that definition doesn’t tell you is what challenges many women have to endure to just get through their day.

As a teen, I was bedridden for 3 days during my monthly cycles, which resulted in a lot of absences from school. I’d be attached to my heating pad and try to sleep through most it. Midol didn’t even take the edge off. I’d be so nauseated with pain I wouldn’t be able to eat. But hey that’s normal for girls/women to be in bed for their period right? Wrong. I didn’t know better, my mom always said she experienced the same horrible pain during her cycle, so I figured all women had to deal with this. Looking back I can see how it affected me starting at age 12.

When I was a freshman in high school I went to the school nurse completely terrified that my appendix was going to rupture. She told me to go to the ER and get checked out. Turns out it was the first of many ovarian cysts to come. Most of the time if not all, my cysts are on my right side, leading me to believe that it is sometimes my appendix. I’ve accepted cysts, because once they resolve or rupture the pain is gone.

So typically from ages 12-21, I only had pain during my period. But August of 2012, the pelvic pain started…and never really stopped. It’s so difficult to describe what it really feels like on a day to day basis, but I will try. For me my pain is located on my right side (right lower quadrant), it’s like an aching toothache, a sharp-knife stabbing you over and over, a gnawing pain that goes from my side to my groin to my back and hip. The pain gets so severe I pass out and at times when my hip hurts from it, it becomes difficult to walk. I also have a lot of allergies, Raynaud’s Syndome (cold hands and feet), and a lot of digestive issues because of it. Now I’m not trying to sound negative, I’m just being real with how much this disease takes a toll on my body. I’m constantly tired, even if I sleep well. So after that’s all said, you can understand how difficult it is for me to do basic daily things like shower, get dressed and look presentable. By the time I’m done I’m ready for a nap.

Also this disease takes a toll on family (my boyfriend,who is my family too) and friends. It’s difficult for me to commit to things because I can’t predict when a severe wave of sharp, “I’m gonna pass out” pain is going to happen. And I haven’t been able to keep a job since December. I’m having my third laparoscopy in October (Already had 2 surgeries this past year), so I’m waiting until I heal to commit to a job. It’s not fun having to rest and rely on people for basic things. I may not look sick, but this disease is an invisible one.

Please don’t take your health for granted, it’s such a gift.

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

 

RESOURCES

http://www.endofound.org/

http://www.endometriosisassn.org/

http://www.endo-resolved.com/endometriosis_specialist.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/endometriosis/DS00289

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