Welcome to The City Girl Life! City Girl Life is a informational blog that was created to make life easier living in the big city. I had to learn a lot of what I know through trial and error and I want to share what I've discovered with you. I'm not saying I know everything because I don't. We're here to inform each other. In City Girl Life we discuss everything because you have to not only look your best but be informed in the City. With so much information out there I'm here to help you weed out the BS. Everything on this blog I have used and experienced however it's my opinion. I hope you find this blog not only informative but also entertaining. The new City girl is confident and bold. No more wearing a mask. We are discovering who we truly are. I will be right there with you as we find our place in the world! Don't forget to check out "The adventures of Christina" in the blog section. It's never a dull moment in This City Girl's Life.
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Halloween is right around the corner. What are you going to be? I love Halloween because you can be anything your heart desires. For example a Movie Star, Animal, Fairy just to name a few. I'm going to be a Vampiress or Mystique. I haven't decided yet. If you're interested I have a Makeup tutorial at www.Youtube.com/Sherrimaqmusic to get some ideas. Check it out! I've heard some people say "oh Halloween is the Devil holiday" however I don't believe that. If you know who you are and who you worship don't listen to that. Everyone is going to have there own opinion. If you want to dress up do it. Please share with me some of your costumes. I would love to see them. If your in the Los Angeles area there is a free party October 27th in West Hollywood at the Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel. on Sunset. If you don't want to go over the budget. I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.
If you're a girl living in the big City you know money is essential for survival. Sometimes it takes two or more jobs just to make ends meet. However if you're looking to start you own gig on the side while working a full or part time job. Here are a few ideas to help the entrepreneur spirit get started. There is always a demand for Dog walkers and sitters especially if you love pets. You can charge anything between ten to twenty dollars and hour. If you're good at cooking and enjoy it you can start a catering business. There are licenses require but it's definitely worth it if that's what you enjoy doing. Another idea is selling clothes. If you have a passion for fashion you can always buy clothes wholesale or online and mark them up to make a profit.These are just a few ideas to earn immediate cash and to get your mind thinking like an entrepreneur. Just be creative with your ideas and please share your stories with The City Girl Life.
Summer of 2010 I did something I always wanted to do. It had been a dream of mine for many years. You guessed it. I Hiked the Grand Canyon. Some people dream about diamonds or winning lotto. I mean I dream about those things to however the Canyon was more attainable The Grand Canyon is located in the United States of America in the state of Arizona, which was carved by the Colorado River.
Talk about exciting, hiking the Canyon was one of the most exhilarating things I had ever done in my life, besides have my first orgasm. As I overlooked the Canyon from the South Rim. I was in complete awe. We were told that some areas of the Canyon were about a billion years old. How do you comprehend a billion years? I still cant! All I know is that it was magnificent to look at.
Now hiking it was a different story.When you hike the Canyon it takes two days to get all the way to the bottom and back. That is the reason the Rangers suggest you camp overnight. My boyfriend and I choose to hike halfway down. Which is about six long miles down. While we hiked down we laughed, talked and enjoyed the sights. Now returning was the opposite. We argued, screamed and kept stopping to rest. My boyfriend said " I can't feel my legs anymore". I told him! I difference between him and I was that I did train a month before we left for the Canyon. I walked six miles four times a week to prepare myself and it was rough for me. My boyfriend said that he didn't need to train. Ha Ha!. Some men you can't tell them anything.
Nevertheless, we had a great time the three nights we spent at the Grand Canyon. Everyday we discovered something new.
If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon make sure you budget your money. Try to book your Hotel accommodations far in advance. Hotels book fast there and get a little expensive. If you run out of money however there is a Chase Bank in the Canyon. So make sure you bring your ATM card. We had a lot of fun and met people from all over the world. My visit to the Grand Canyon was worth the money.
If I bring a man home for Christmas Dinner that means I'm ready to take the relationship to the next level. The next level meaning engagement, OMG. I want him to meet my family, crazy as they are! I want my family to like him because obviously I do. So this is a serious step ladies Because if it doesn't work out your family will ask. What happened to so and so you brought to dinner? That's why I created this checklist. If you can't check off eight of these items on this list you "NEED NOT" take him home to meet the family at Christmas Dinner.
Step 1. You have been on several dates with him, not including booty calls.
Step 2. Most of those dates he has financed. Example paid total check for dinner, no dutch included.
Step 3. When you guys are walking together, he opens the door for you and let you walk through first.
Step 4. He has spontaneously reached for you and kissed you.
Step 5. You guys have talked about married and he seems excited, doesn't change the subject.
Step 6. When he introduces you to his friends he refers to you as my girlfriend or woman.
Step 7. When he looks at you he has that twinkle in his eyes.
Step 8. He has seen you without makeup and said you're beautiful.
Step 9. He has gone downtown on you.
Step 10. Last but not least, he ask you what you want for Christmas.
If you can check off eight of these items he's worthy of Christmas dinner with the family. Any score lower he has some more work to do. Have a Merry Christmas.
As I leave my downtown apartment strutting in my fake Alexander McQueen shoes. I check my reflection through the glass door before I exit. Ok, lipsticks looks good. Once I exit through the door I put on my sunglasses and my happy face. Every city girls needs to know how to work what she has to get what you want! When I face the world with a happy face the sun shines on me. When I'm happy people gravitate to me and I love meeting new people, most of the time! Even when I'm feeling like crap I pretend I'm on cloud nine and life is wonderful. My mother use to always say "fake it until you make it" that's exactly what I do. I put on my Happy face and keep strutting. That's a motto all city girls need to live by.
Topics: Happy Sunglasses Downtown Happy Face Alexander McQueen
Unlike the title, I vacationed in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with my best friend Keith. My best friend called me in Los Angeles, where I was living at the time. Keith living in New York City said, "lets take a vacation"! At the time I wasn't in a relationship, well I was but nothing serious more like a booty call. Next thing I knew I was on the computer booking a flight to Costa Rica. I had no vacation time left on my job, so I told them one of my relatives were sick. I wrote a letter stating I needed to go take care of my relative for seven days and six nights.
Going to Costa Rica was one of the most exciting things I've ever done. That place is absolutely beautiful. Keith and I stayed in his friend's Condo over looking the beach. On my trip the only thing I regret is that I didn't speak spanish to communicate with more natives. Spanish is such a beautiful language however many native working in the tourist areas did speak English. Keith and I had a great time. We watched the sun rise and set every night right from our deck. We partied like rock stars. We drank and danced at this Bar that played Reggae music every night. The coastline in CR is incredible, we rented mopeds and rode along the coast. It was something out of the movies. Hair blowing in the wind and all. We also went horseback riding. Controlling that horse was challenging. For me horseback riding was a little stressful but I did it.
Now the rain forest was the best! Keith said I was crazy but I went gliding though the forest on cables. That experience was scary and exciting at the same time. Traveling to Costa Rica with my best friend was exciting and adventurous. When I do return to Costa Rica I'll be going with my Husband or a lover. Costa Rica is so romantic. I think it's something in the air. If you get an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica do it as soon as possible. The people there are friendly and the food is good. For more information check out the ads by google.
Topics: Travel Costa Rica, Tamarindo Costa Rica
If you are like most women and myself every once in a while, we like to do the girly thing and dress up. Ninety nine percent of the time when we dress up our outfit will consist of a pair of high heels. Finding a great pair of heels that’s comfortable can be a challenge. Listed below are some tips to make the task easier.
Woman wearing high heels trace back to approx. 4000 BC.” Earliest depictions of shoes in ancient Egyptian murals on tombs and temples.“ So women have been wearing high heels for sometime now and they’re not going anywhere. This is why it’s important for every woman to have at least two pairs of high heels in her closet
Not only should a heels look good they should be comfortable You can have the most beautiful shoe on in the world but if it’s not comfortable you can’t wait to take them off. Always buy your shoe a half size bigger especially high heels. When you do this you allow your toes that extra room for movement. The worst feeling is when your toes are cramp up and rubbing against your shoes. A sure way to develop corns on your toes and it’s not pretty.
Personally, I find leather shoes to be the most comfortable because the material is soft; it stretches giving my foot flexibility. If you can, try on the shoes and walk around in them before you purchase them. I suggest at least five minutes to feel them out. Remember shoes are like a man. Just because they look good don’t mean there ’re right for you. A great website to purchase designer shoes at a discount is . They have the hottest shoes on the market.
Topics: High Heels
Today women are using Exotic Dance techniques to stay in shape and build self-confidence. Every woman has an inner sex goddess you only have to release her. One way to achieve this is through the art of Exotic Dance.
Every woman can learn exotic dance all you need to have is confidence, an open mind and a few props. Being skinny doesn’t equate to be sexy. Sexy is an emotion that we all can experience. “You don’t have to love everything about your body-but you don’t have to hate it either.”
"When you perform an exotic dance most women gradually undress, either partly or completely in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner.” First choose your favorite song. I suggest one that’s high energy, where you can lose yourself or one that puts you in a sexy mood.
Before starting the dance make sure you are wearing an article of clothing that you find sexy. For example, Stiletto heels, panties, garter belt, corset or a miniskirt just to name a few. You can be creative, there ‘re no rules here. Please make sure you choose the article of clothing because it has to express your sensuality.
As your favorite song plays look at yourself in the mirror. Make sure you have privacy so you wont feel subconscious. I suggest the bathroom if you don’t live alone. Really let the music possess you. Gyrate your hips to the rhythm of the music. You can start off moving your hips side to side. Exercising your hips will give you more flexibility to do other hip movements with practice. You might feel weird in the beginning but the more you do it, the more you’ll become comfortable.“ Letting your insecurities go will free up emotional space for self-acceptance.”
Resources: Dance Naked "A guide to unleashing your inner hottie". www.Amazon.com
Topic: Exotic Dance
Living in the big city life can be a daily grind. In addition, we come in contact with many people. That's why us City girls need to make sure our immune system is strong. I'm the kind of person that's not crazy about swallowing pills.The good news is that I discovered Emergen-C." It's a water soluble vitamin that has a number of biological functions". Emergen-C comes in these little packages you open it and add to water.The taste is so good and it's reasonably priced. Each package has 60 mg of vitamin c. I drink one package a day and I rarely catch a cold. Us city girls have to keep our immune system strong because we're on the go! No city girl should be without Emergen-C. You can get Emergen-C at your local Supermarket. I normally get mine at Whole Foods however here is a link if you can't find it www.emergen-c.com
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