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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Throwback Playlist: August 2012

Hello World! So I've recently been reunited with my old iPod I had during high school, and I've been enjoying rediscovering some gems from the past. So I thought I share with you one of my old playlists from 5 years ago. It was uniquely titles " Jams August 2012." Enjoy!

I don't even know what to say for this song...

This song is very catchy, I am not ashamed 

Ratchet, n*gga we act hood 
But I'm getting money with these white folk

Omg! Remember Fun?

No I don't understand why this is on my playlist. I'm so disappointed in myself.

I'm pretty sure I wasn't a Rihanna fan then, but try listening to this and not dancing. Try it. 

I can't get over the fact Wale and Gaga did a song together

The fact I still considered this a jam in 2012, just shows the Queen never goes out of style!

I'm sure this song had it's time but, yawn... 

I miss the old Weezy but the drugs really got him *sigh*

Au Revoir

P.S. Don't judge me....


Friday, August 4, 2017

Kerin's Top Ten: Foundations for Oily Skin

Hello World!
Hi my name is Kerin and I am a Foundation junkie.

No, but seriously I love foundation, and I think I've mentioned in a previous posts that I have oily-combination skin, so I'm always on the hunt for good foundation that will keep me shine-free throughout the day. I also should mention that I am a full-coverage queen, so most of the foundations on my list are full coverage. Without further ado, here's my top ten foundations of oily skin!

This foundation has a demi-matte finish, so it doesn't leave your face looking flat and it also as SPF!

I usually only gravitate to foundations with a matte finish, but this one is an exception. It has a natural flawless finish, and it's super lightweight with medium coverage, but does a great job of controlling oil. It also has an extensive shade range!

I love this foundation because it's moisturizing, long-lasting, and has a flawless finish!

 This foundation has a demi-matte finish with medium to full coverage and last 24hrs!

I like this foundation because it has medium to full coverage,  and it's lightweight and sweat resistant. It also has SPF!

The clays sucks up any excess oil, but it's not  drying. It's full coverage, long-lasting, and erases the look of pores!

This foundation very full coverage and long lasting. It also has a very extensive shade range. But my favorite thing about this foundation is that it's water-resistant! 

This foundation has a demi-matte finish and gives medium to buildable coverage. It really blurs the look of your pores. And best of all it retails under $10 and comes in 40 shades!

I love this foundation because it's full coverage and super matte, but feels very lightweight!


This foundation is super full coverage! When you apply it, it doesn't budge and a little goes a long way. It lasts 24 hours and has a super matte finish, but it can feel a little heavy. Also it has an extensive shade range, coming in 30 shades! 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette: What's the Tea?

Hello World! Here's my review of the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette. 

When Tarte first launched this palette this summer, I instantly wanted to get my hands on it, but first I couldn't find it anywhere, and then when I finally did it I wasn't sure it was really worth the price. This palette retails for $46, which is on the pricier side, but comparable to other high-end brand palettes. I was so intrigued by the palette because it claimed to be the ultimate face palette with all the shades you could need to shape, contour, and highlight your eyes, nose, face, and even your brows. But I became hesitant when I saw the price because I didn't think I would be able to use any of the face shades, because I had yet to find a high-end brand that has a contour shade that's dark enough. So I was like, I'm not paying $46 for a 9 basic eyeshadows. But then I saw the swatches online, and I was like maybe it'd be dark enough, so I went ahead and bought it. And I am so glad I did! These shades are so pigmented and are actually darker than they appear in the pan.

I am a fan of Tarte's entire Amazonian Clay line, and I feel like this palette was the perfect addition. You can create so many looks with this palette, and it can work for a variety of different skin tones! This palette reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette except better (no shade 😏). Also I think the packaging is just really cute and sleek, and I love the giant mirror, which makes it perfect for travel! I would highly recommend this palette!

Buy it here and use code NG8C-2GBK-JTB9 for $10 off!  

Au Revoir!

P.S.  If you would like a full tutorial using this palette let me know!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Watch or Nah?

Hello World! A few weeks ago, I saw Spider-Man Homecoming on opening night for my Birthday (on a related note I also saw the Amazing Spiderman on opening night for my birthday a few years ago so...) And then I saw again the following week. But anyway here's my review of the film as a whole, and if I'd recommend you watch it or nah.

Film/ Television Show Information

Name: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director : Jon Watts

Main Cast: : Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Jacob Bataillone


1 = Trash

2 =Meh

3 = OK

4 = Solid

5 = Bomb

Acting/ Performance


So like 90% of the cast are good actors. Some are even Academy Award winning actors. But that 10% is questionable...



The complexity of movie adaptations is trying be original while staying true to the spirit of original story, and it's hard - especially for comics where there is so much source material. Now, I don't follow comic books, but I know losers who do (not saying that comic book followers are losers, it just so happens that the only people I know that follow comics are my loser brothers, and they're just losers who happen to follow comics). With all being said, I thought the story was really good and it keep a great balance between light-hearted fun and intensity throughout the film. I especially enjoyed the lack of the Spiderman origin story, because seeing Peter Parker get bit by a radioactive again is almost as un-entertaining as seeing Bruce Wayne's parents get killed in an alley again. 



Marvel knows a thing or two about creating visually engaging films, and this film was no different. What I particularly liked about this film is although most of it was filmed in Atlanta, as a viewer, I never felt like I was not in NYC.

Costume Design


Dope Spidey suit, and Tom Holland wears some pretty awesomely Peter Parker-est t-shirts!

Editing/Special Effects


Another area where Marvel knows what they're doing, but I like how this film used practical effects to make it  look more realistic instead of relying solely on CGI.



I had no real comments about the sound. I don't like it added or took away form scenes, but obviously scenes would be real without the soundtrack, so it was definitely necessary.

Overall Rating (average the rating numbers above)  - 4.5

Recommendation: Watch! 😀

I would recommend this movie to a variety of different people. If you're a fan of Spiderman, definitely go for it. You'll love it! If you like superhero movies, this is for you. MCU fans, check it out. If you like coming of age films, you'll enjoy it! If you like action adventure or action comedy, then you should definitely give it a go! This is just a fun cute film, that I think everyone will find some part of it to enjoy, so go on and watch it!

Buy your tickets here

Au Revoir,

P.S. - So it's definitely a wig...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesdays With Kerin: I'M BACK!!! (Kerin's Korner Re-launch)

Hello World!

Guess who's back...
Back again...
Kerin's back...
Tell a friend...
Now everyone report to dance floor...
To the dance floor, to the dance floor ...
Now everyone report to the dance floor...
Alright stop...
Pajama time!

Okay, really this has had gone too far so I'll stop, but wait for it... I'M BACK!!! Miss me?

I apologize that I just went M.I.A. for a couple of months, but I intended to post while I was in New Orleans for my teaching program, but it was a lot more work that I expected. I mean I was working nearly 16 hour days. But I'll save the details for another time, because I wanted to keep this post short and sweet. If you'd like a post all about my summer in New Orleans let me know!

But I'm back now and ready to get back to business!(to defeat the huns)

Today is Kerin's Korner official relaunch! *pause of applause*

It's a relaunch, but I won't really be changing anything. I'll still be following the same schedule for posts, but their names might be a little different.
  • Story Sundays
  • Makeup Mondays
  • Life Updates Tuesdays  - Now Tuesdays with Kerin
  • Movie Review Wednesdays -  Now Watch or Nah?
  • Product Review Thurdays -  Now What's the Tea? 
  • Kerin's Top 10 Fridays 
  • Random Saturdays 

If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

With that said,
Au Revoir,

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Peyton + Jacob Chapter 9

Hello World! Chapter 9!

            Shortly after my conversation with Jacob, I headed over to Landon’s dorm. I wasn’t sure how I was going to break up with him. I didn’t know if I should tell him about Jacob and I or not. But I’m sure he’ll ask if there’s someone else, and I just don’t want to hurt him anymore than necessary. When I arrived at his dorm, there were an ambulance, police cars, and people everywhere. I looked around trying to see what was going on, but I couldn’t see. I saw Landon amongst the crowd.
“Landon?” I called out to him, and he turned around in my direction and then walked up to me.
“Hey what are you doing here?” he asked.
“I was hoping we could talk,” I said.
“Yeah sure. Let’s go up to my room,” he said before leading me up to his room. When we got to his room I noticed his roommate Justin was there.
“It’s crazy out there isn’t it?” Justin said.
“Yeah what happened?” I asked sitting down on Landon’s bed.
“Some guy apparently hung himself, so everyone’s going all crazy,” Landon said joining me on the bed.
“Yeah but I knew the guy. He didn’t seem the type. Paul never seemed depressed or anything,” Justin added.
“Did you say Paul?” I asked.
“Yeah. Did you know him? He worked at the Sbarro’s on campus – real funny dude,” Justin said.
“Yeah, I mean not really but I met him. He seemed really nice,” I said.
“Yeah I don’t know. Yesterday when he came in, he seemed a little upset, but I didn’t think it was anything serious. I mean he was mumbling how he was just trying to help someone out. I don’t know,” Justin said. I immediately thought about the argument I overheard between Jacob and Paul.
“But they’re sure it’s suicide?” I said.
“I don’t know, but it’s just real sad. But hey I’ll leave you two to your privacy. I’ll be back a little later. Nice to see you Peyton,” Justin said before getting up to leave.
“You too Justin,” I said as he left.
“That’s really sad though,” Landon said.
“Yeah it is,” I said.
“It’s really got me thinking though. You know life is so short, and you never want to miss a moment, and I know I told you before, but Peyton I really want you to know that I love you. I am in love with you.,”
“Landon –”
“No Peyton let me finish. I know that you’ve been avoiding me because something happened between you and Jacob. The morning I came by, I could tell something happened that night, and I want you to know, I don’t care. I don’t care what happened that night. I love you and it doesn’t matter.”
“Jacob and I –”
“It doesn’t matter.”
“We slept together.” I was scared to confess the truth, but I had to say something while he was pouring his heart out to me. How could I break up with him now? He was silent for a while before he responded.
“I don’t care.”
“I’m sorry.” I know I was supposed to be breaking up with Landon, but how could I after he just forgave me for the ultimate act of betrayal.
“It’s okay. I love you.” And then he leaned over and kissed me.

I tried to get lost in the kiss, but I had a million things running through my mind at the time. What was I going to tell Jacob? Did I still want to break up with Landon? Maybe Landon was the better choice. As the kiss continue to progress into a make out session, my mind continued to run on overtime. What about Paul? Was it really a suicide? Did Jacob have anything to do with it? And when Landon began to show me just how much he loved me, by making love to me, all I could think about was that I was betraying Jacob.
On my ride back to my apartment, I kept thinking about Paul and what happened. Something in my gut was telling me that Jacob had something to do with Paul’s death, but still didn’t understand what would drive Paul into killing himself. I also didn’t know how to bring this up to Jacob. And what was I supposed to tell him about Landon?
When I got in the apartment, Jacob was nowhere in sight. He was either gone or still in his room. I quickly walked over to his room, and opened the door. He was again holding that bottle of pills in his hand, but this morning it was full, and now it was half empty. I decided to once again ignore the pills, and walked over to join him on his bed.
“How was the break up?” he asked once I was seated. I decided to ignore his question, and change the subject.
“Did you hear about Paul?” I asked. Jacob’s eyes went wide and his jaw tensed, but he didn’t respond, so I continued, “He hung himself.” Jacob still didn’t respond.
“Jacob, isn’t that sad?” I asked. Jacob still didn’t respond. He just stared blankly.
“Jacob?” I said trying to get his attention.
“What? He had it coming,” he said.
“What?” I said
“I mean he brought this on himself,” he said getting up and walking to the other side of the room, his hands were shaking.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean he was messing around in stuff he had no business in.”
“Like what?”
“I can’t say.”
“Peyton, I can’t tell you!”
“But… so it wasn’t a suicide?” Jacob didn’t respond and he had his back to me. “Answer me!”
“I think you already know the answer.”
“Oh my gosh. Jacob what did you do?”
“What?” He turned around to face me, “You think I had something to do with this.”
“Of course I do. I mean what do you expect me to think?”
“You think I’m a murderer?” I didn’t answer. I didn’t know what to think.
“You know what? Peyton, just get out,” Jacob said turning away from me.
“No Jacob, if you’d just tell me what happened, I wouldn’t have any doubts,” I said.
“You know you lied.”
“What are you talking about?”
“When you said you didn’t care, you do care.”
“I don’t care. Jacob, I just want to know. Please tell me.”
“I can’t!”
“Do you want to end up like Paul? Dead! He’s dead Peyton, and I don’t want that to happen to you. I love you.”
“I love you too.”
“Okay then trust me.”
“Okay I trust you.”

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