Halloween for the “Non-white” girl…

Sup World!

So Halloween’s coming up pretty soon (tomorrow, actually) and I wanted to share a thought and set of tips for all you girls (and guys) who aren’t part of the white population in this world.

Now how on earth does Halloween have to even do with skin color???

Well, when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, a ton of the costumes ideas and tips are shown from the perspective of a girl who is fair skinned, and basically almost the whole Halloween market advertises their costumes on Caucasian peoples. Like suppose a vampire look only looking best on girls with a fairer complexion, or…a lot of characters for that matter!

Not that the whole world does it, but a lot of people often struggle on choosing what they want to be for Halloween. You obviously don’t want to be a character that is hard to recognise for all the people in this world who place skin color as a factor for getting a costume! (well that’s what i think anyway)

Again being a dilemma of Google’s “search” methods, I feel sharing my ideas on how us brown girls or even darker skinned girls could manage to spend their Halloween in an AWESOME way, without really worrying about the skin color part, and it obviously NOT being a “stereotypical” idea.

1. First in the list is a fairy. In all the posts I have seen, NO ONE even mentions fairies as an option for darker skin tones, but isn’t it clearly shown in fairy illustrations that fairies are of all “skin types”? All you need for this costume, is a nice and pretty (best with a frilly bottom) dress, a pair of wings (fairies that have no wings exist- pixies) and if you want a wand. To top if off, either a shimmery headband or a flower headband along with floral or shimmery accessories will make do! Plus, this is me for Halloween, and anybody can tell who I am 😛

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Look at her ROCK THAT COSTUME!!! 😀

2. A witch! I didn’t want to be one this year, but as an afterthought, I feel this one TOTALLY isn’t dependent on looking good on ONE type of skin color. You just need a cool pair of stripey (purple-black or green-black or orange-black) socks, a cool dress (or a t-top + skirt), a pointy hat, black lipstick, cool eye-shadow, a broom AND you’re a simple witch ready to rock this Halloween!

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TADAAA!!!!!!

3. A Leopard or a Jaguar or any cat for that matter! Who even said cats look best on white girls!? Our complexion is good enough to rock this costume! A nice kitty ears headband, a dress or mixed up pair to match the ears, dark eye-shadow, dark (or light, dependent) lipstick, a nice and small nose painted on top of your nose, fake blood on the side of your lips and YOU’RE DONE!! Plus, people recognized this last year for Halloween on me, so no Probs for you!

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Even Snooki can do it!!! 😀

4. Any classic 80’s wear will do! Want to show off the color streak in you?? Then just mix up gym clothes, a super neon colored off shouldered sweater or t-top, a pair of shorts/leggings/frilly skirt, colorful stockings to add on to the pzzazz, LOTS or accessories, crazy teased hair, colorful legwarmers and you’re the perfect 80s “let’s get physical mixed with cyndi lauper” chic! And at that time, us skin people ROCKED THOSE clothes!

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Or just go crazy with the colors and mix and match EVERYTHING!

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5. Speaking of the 80’s Whitney Houston was pretty popular back then, and ANY girl with a skin tone darker than a tan can master THAT! Super cool and fluffy hair, and a smile, copy her outfit in the best way possible and YOU’RE SET TO DANCE WITH SOMEBODY THIS HALLOWEEN!

 

 

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This’ll do! 

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Or this one!!!!! XD

6. The last one of them, this costume is possible by ANYBODY! It’s SUPER SIMPLE TOO!!

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A white blanket, and two eye holes! 

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Show Your Inner Social Media Freak! 

And if you’re in the mood to take it up a notch….

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Just add a bikini to make it FABULOUS!!

Hope it helped, and stay AWESOME ALL YOU TEEN GIRLS LIKE ME!!!! and others who were stuck on what to be, hope you got an idea from this!!!

Otherwise, if you don’t care about stereotypes, just be Cleopatra, Pocahontas, Jasmine etc. I just feel, girls who aren’t necessarily Caucasian always need to have that choice to be something that won’t make them feel like no one will guess their costume, or just have to be what others assume they should be because of skin color.

But if you’re super brave, unlike me, just take a wig, a costume and be ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE!!!

Stay Awesome and Happy Halloween (in advance :P)!!!!!!

Love,

Vivian ❤

 

 

When Love Stabs You in the Heart…

This afternoon

Class is almost over, and my heart starts to beat faster at every second that passes on the clock. I’ve taken all that I need, and I won’t require going to my locker. I am surely going to love to walk with Coby once again.

Time ticking by, I fool around a little more on my Geometry Project and *RING* the class is OVER! I steadily start to pack my bags, making sure nothing is left behind.

“Are you going downstairs as well, Derek?” I ask, trying my best to contain the box of excitement ready to explode from my chest.

“You kidding?” he replies, a smirk on his face, “I always go downstairs! My locker’s next to Coby, and I’m pretty happy about that…”

“What about your locker?” I inquire, confused. But nobody has time for that, and I follow him out towards the staircase. Just the day before, I was lucky enough to catch Coby and Derek in time (well first to say bye to Shanee), and we walked all the way to the buses. Getting several chances to meet the guy I extremely adore is very rare, so to walk with your bestie/crush is a BLESSING!

Approaching the Lab Area, I quickly take a glimpse and the next thing I know, an arrow has just gone right into my heart, and I’m ready to die and leave this world. Coby is standing next to Amato and she has a smile on her face, him still talking. Her bff and other friend (dunno if dating) are just 10 cm behind her.

Once again, that WITCH has sort of started her method of gaining this amazing person’s attention, and left me alone with no life. Coby walks with her, completely ignoring the fact that I’m there and they arrive at the staircase. Unsure what to do, I walk with Derek, and soon enough, some guy takes him away to talk. I’m left alone with no friends, as I see Coby and Amato, a small distance between them and soon enough his friends grab him and take him towards his bus. I see Amato talking to Ben, and I walk past no idea where she is after. All I assume is that she never turned around to go to Coby. His friends saved him from her (what I’m grateful for).

I’ve always had that urge to tell Coby what Amato is, so that he understands what she’s done. To tell him how cruel she has been, and the harm he is putting in his way in letting her into his personal space. I didn’t care last year, but that was solely because I didn’t know him enough. Now that I do, whenever I see him with that DEMON, a small piece of my heart breaks and falls into the continuous flow of blood in my system, never to be found again.

Forgetting about him is IMPOSSIBLE. Even if I tell myself that despite showing the love and affection I’ve shown to all the people I love and care about, he still feels happier with her. “I poured my heart out to him, and HE REJECTED it.” All I know is by next year, she’ll find another new guy to flirt with and next thing you know, she’s kissed some other guy.

now…

Sitting on the cold floor in my room and writing this, tears streaming down my face, I know he’s a jerk and that I should forget him forever, but deep down, I know I can’t because I care about him too much to let him go…

The End

Hope this story touched your heart, as I happened to write this short “diary like” entry a year ago when contemplating life and how many girls feel this way. I do have 2 other stories similar to this, all phrased in their own ways.

An amazing thing would be if you readers could tell me what you think of this, as I also want to know if this writing method of mine is really working or not.

Stay Awesome People! 😀

Vivian ❤

No One’s Online!? – A Frustrated Teen’s Poem

Blocked by my newest friend

GRREAT! No one’s online!

 

Are there monsters in the dark??

There’s a metal one on my face!

 

My rooms in a mess!

Wait…where’s my favorite jeans???

 

Oh GOD there’s atest tomorrow!!!

Still no friends online?!

 

My teeth are so sore…

Never gonna forgive Jim, NEVER

 

Why isn’t anyone online??

I have Mathomework due tomorrow…

 

My life is SO UNFAIR!

OMG! The lights just went off…

No Wifi now, so no Whatsapp 😦

What time is it??

 

I hate Jim, I so hate him

I wish Yoda were here…

 

No sign of life online anymore

I’m probably going to be dead by tomorrow.

ZE END!

I hope you liked it, I’d love to get some kind of feedback because I am new to writing poems (and I extremely suck). Fall break is coming around the corner so…

Sayonara!

Vivian ❤

Texting Dilemma…I NEED to Fix It

Being the ever-so-enthusiastic teen I am, I thought using this blog to fix my dilemma will really help, as Google once again has led me to a dead-end with less than 2 definite answers.

So my dilemma is that there is this guy (yeah, it always seems to be about a guy), and I really, really, REALLY LIKE HIM! I mean, like crazy crazy! It started off as a small attraction, but now, it feels more than that.

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About 2 weeks ago, I got his number and we then on started to text the other almost everyday, and I had this urge to talk to him almost every second I spent at home doing nothing. But recently I think I got too attached, and just wouldn’t stop texting.

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Now, I feel he only texts me after 2-3 hours of the text, and it gets disheartening every time I look at my phone and his name isn’t on the notification. Once in a while (like yesterday night) we get into a good convo about our day and other stuff involving tech and just different things about our lifestyles, but after when I try approaching him, he doesn’t say a thing until at like 12 am. Those texts aren’t too short, but not long either.

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I have tried reducing the time I send him a text, and I have gotten replies then, but my habit is hard to get off, but I am worried about why all of a sudden he barely answers, even though he never flips and says he is annoyed.

My panic level always seems to rise because of this (because my panic level is IMPOSSIBLY SHORT-CIRCUITED), and I want to be able to fix it soon enough to not damage our friendship.

Because we both don’t share classes together, talking at school is difficult, hence the texting after school or during the weekend, though I feel his weekends are jam-packed these days. Otherwise, I am thinking of hanging out in places where I can finally talk to him, without having to worry about not texting at home.

Anybody have any idea what really is going on here? I’d love to get some help, as even though I’m amazing at giving advice to others, giving it to myself never seems to work…

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Hope you guys can help, and Stay Awesome! 😀

Vivian 😉

PS:. I use Whatsapp, so yeah, I thought you all should know.