Sunday, March 31, 2013

Royal Cotton Balls

I found this bag of 100 cotton balls at the 99 Cent Only store.

I use them to remove nail polish, and also for applying astringent.

Friday, March 29, 2013


On set of the horror short, Helliversity.

 The filming location in Pasadena, the beautiful Westridge School.

 Before makeup and hair...
After getting makeup and hair done to look like I had survived then night, running from a killer.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An example of a bad photographer

I received the most insane email from some pervy photographer! I responded to a casting on LA Casting for a realty show, and they come back with how I need to do an unpaid test photo shoot as my entrance to the contest. Then out of the blue I receive an email one day around 5am asking if I will be coming to shoot with them at 10am that same day. I didn't even bother to respond. Now, a week or so later, I get this email.

I have an Idea what style to shoot with you. Lets plan on meeting this week and work on our shoot, You look very sexy and I have a feeling after our shoot you will be getting lots of votes. Most important shoot in this contest will be your lingerie and what ever we do to make it super hot, so start gathering your jean "short" shorts that we can tear up or play with, tank tops (one white tank top for sure), bikinis, lingers, anything that we can play with, this is going to be very different from your other shoots, we will be exploring lots of sexiness and maturity and exotic side of you, here are some things I want you to do before the shoot:

Over 75% of the voters are college guys.

Our first meeting bring all your stuff, everything you think is not important it could be important, accessories, hats, sheets, jewelry, headbands, toys (with toys I will do my signature shoot for this edition, which would be the toys will be so out of the picture that you have to pay attention to see it, its like finding Waldo) . what ever that you think it might not be hot, bring it, I will make it hot. This meeting I will have you try on what ever I see sexy and I also must keep in mind what and how the other girls will be wearing so we will play around with your outfits.

Very Important:

1. Drink at least 5 glass of water a day (three days before the shoot).

2. Day before the shoot, eat very light but enough that you are not hungry.

3. If we have a morning shoot, eat a light breakfast and 8 OZ water or juice.

4. Wash your face with water only, night before and lotion up your entire body.

5. Shave in the morning of the shoot, then lotion up again. (Don’t shave the night before)

6. Keep your face moisturized from now until the shoot date.


8. DO NOT eat heavy the week of the shoot, no stake and potatoes.

9. NO Salt, entire week before the shoot. (Very little if you must have it)

10. Fruits and salad is a great diet a week before the shoot.

11. You do not have to work out to get in super shape with six packs. I will make sure you look hot either way. (In my professional opinion the girls that are not super tone are sexier in photo shoots and are more erotic and exotic, just a thought.)

Once we do our first meeting then we choose a date to shoot you for the contest.

You will be getting lots of votes.

One of the reasons you were chosen is that, the founders of ****************, are betting on me to make the shoot very hot, the photo's chosen will appear on the site and the advertisings begin through out the United states colleges. So we need to make sure these photos are super hot. ;) lets give them something to vote about ...


How CREEPY!? Like I am going to change the way I eat or live for some perv and an UNPAID photo shoot, with "TOYS", no less!!!
I have been in the business a while, and dealt with some weirdos, but I have never received an email quite like this.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gucci Guilty

I got this in the mail as a sample.  I actually like this scent a lot. The fragrance is long lasting.

Notes are listed as:
Pink Pepper


Monday, March 25, 2013

6th Place in Photo Contest!

My photo came in 6th place in the BellyDance.Com photo contest!  The contest had entries from all over the world!

The photo I submitted was taken by my father, James L. Green at the Grand Canyon.  The costume is an original, created by me.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

CHI flat iron

My husband bought this for me as a Christmas gift since it's one of the things I wanted.  For years, I had heard good thing about CHI flat irons, and since I had a Remington that worked very well, I thought this would end up making my hair look amazing!
I ended up being very disappointed.  This iron cost nearly $100.00, and I worked no better than the Remington I paid $12.00 for!  I actually ironed one side of my head with the CHI, and the other with the Remington, and could tell no difference.

My dad ended up returning the CHI for us.  It's crazy to pay nearly $100.00 when you already have a product you paid only $12.00 for that works just as well!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kenneth Cole Reaction for her

I received this perfume as a Christmas gift one year from my aunt.  I don't normally spend a lot of perfumes, and usually the ones I buy are cheap.

I really like the fruity/floral and clean scent.  At times, I have worn this a lot. The bottle I have is about half gone now, but I am thinking I will probably replace it when it's done.

Notes for this perfume are listed as top notes being:
Mandarin orange

Middle notes are listed as:
Violet leaf
Lily of the Valley
And the base notes are listed as
Cotton Candy
White amber

Friday, March 22, 2013

My second and last day on the set of Going Bongo

My second and last day on the set of Going Bongo.  I had a lot of fun on set both days and met some great people.  The shoot was at Bellaj Banquet Hall in Burbank, California.

The gown I am wearing was made by B. Smart.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wet n' Wild Charcoal brow and eye liner

I received a coupon for $1.00 of any Wet & Wild product in the mail.  I went to Walmart with that coupon and got this eyeliner for free!

They were out of black for I went for Charcoal, which looks like a dark gray when it is applied.  I have never used gray for an eyeliner color, that I know of, but I actually liked the look of it on.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sprout Watch

I received this Sprout watch as a gift when I was in the audience of the Jeff Probst Show in Hollywood.  As soon as I got it, I knew it would go to my husband.  It's a little too big and masculine for me.  And, I already have a watch I really like.  Vaughan lost his watch over a year ago and never bothered to replace it, so it was great to get this for him!

Thanks Sprout, and Jeff Probst!

On the set of Going Bongo

On set of the film Going Bongo
 This copper gown was made by Blanco.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rampage flower print thong

I found this cute flower-print thong for just $1.00 at a 99 Cent Only store.  It is made by Rampage.

It just looks like Spring, to me!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

L.A. Runway at Mansion Hollywood

I had the opportunity to work backstage as an intern for Parris Harris of Brit Boy Fashions for the L.A. Runway event held at Mansion Hollywood.   The event was on a Thursday night, March 14th.

Walking the red carpet.

 Beautiful jewelry designs by Carol Lynn Sweets.

 Model Adam Bryant wearing Brit Boy Fashions.

 Backstage amid the chaos.

Models wearing designs by Camille Wood.

Remington Style Purple flat iron

I was looking for a new flat iron when I found this in Walmart last year for jut $12.00.  I used it and loved the results.  I am still using it.  My husband bought me a CHI flat iron for Christmas and I ironed one side of my hair with the CHI, and the other with the Remington and saw no difference!  If anything, the Remington worked a little better!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cococare Cocoa Butter Cream

I purchased this cocoa butter cream for my mother's birthday.  The scent is nice and sweet, and not too strong for my mother.  She said it works well, and she likes it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Halsa Hair Spray

This spray was just $1.00 at a 99 Cent Only Store.  I don't usually use hair spray, but before I straighten it, I like to apply spray and let it dry because it seems to keep my hair smoother, longer.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Swan Nail Polish Remover

I found this 8 oz. bottle of Swan nail polish remover at a 99 Cent Only store.

It removed the polish easily and doesn't feel sticky like the last brand I used. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More Lady Princess Thongs!

I already have the plaid in black, so I picked up a pair in blue, and also the cute, flower print pair.

Even though I don't normally wear thongs, I know Ill have a photo shoot that I'll need them for, sooner or later.

Fashion Force Caftan from Ross

I found this beautiful caftan for just $7.99 at Ross.  For years, I have used a wrap cover-up that I made myself as a cover-up for when I belly dance.  I decided I wanted a change and treated myself to this caftan after one of my last belly dance performances.  This one came with a draw-string around the waist so you can create a fitted look.

I found that this also works great for changing your clothes under it when you are on location for a photo shoot.  I love how versatile it is!  It looks great just as a dress, or a beach cover-up

Photographer: William Mortsensen Vaughan

Sunday, March 10, 2013

All About The Face by Almar Sales

I came across the cute makeup tower while shopping in Factor 2 U.  It was about $3.00 and it comes with eyeshadow, bronzer, shimmer powder, and lipgloss.

The company that makes this kit is called Almar Sales.

This is a great kit for on-the-go, and it's cute.  The girl on the top even looks a little like me!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Vote for my belly dance photo to win!

Please vote for this photo to win the belly dance photo contest!

Vote HERE!

Personal Care Deep Cleaning Astringent

I have been using this everyday for about a month now, and while I still have breakouts, I think this helps with the amount and healing.

It has a nice scent, but it a little sticky, though not too much.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Beauty Concepts lip gloss

I bought this tube of Beauty Concepts gloss as a Dollar Tree.  The packaging was really beautiful and was the first thing that attracted me.  Looking at it, you would not think it would have a wand to apply it with, but it does.  I was not expecting that, and I don't really like to use a wand for lip glosses.

The shade is beautiful, but the gloss is very sticky.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sheer Attraction Intimate Secret body spray

I found this Sheer Attraction Intimate Secret body spray with shimmer at a 99 Cent Only store.

The fragrance is nice, and the shimmer shows up well.  I especially like to use it for dance performances.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

I picked up this Africa's Best ultimate herbal oil from Walmart for $1.97.

It has a nice, baby powder fragrance, and it tamed my frizz without making my hair look dirty.  I'm very happy with the results, and for the price, and the small amount I needed to use, I think the 8 oz. is going to last a long time.

I'm using it for my hair, of course, but it also says it can be used as a hot oil treatment, in baths, and as a body or massage oil.

Some people give the advice not to use oil on your hair, and that it's not good for it, but it really seems to work for me, so I'll keep using it!

I'm a fan!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Faded Glory belts

I found these two Faded Glory belts at the 99 Cent Only Store. I think the gray is a good, basic color and I will get a lot of use out of it.  I am not as fond of the green and white stripe one, but for 50 cents each, I can't complain.  Faded Glory is a Walmart company brand.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Collection Carrini shoes

I found these adorable sneaker-heels at Dollar Heaven for just $4.00 a pair!  I have already used one pair for a photo shoot.

The are both from the Collection Carrini.

I also found these cool, stone-like bracelets for just $1.00 each at another discount store.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Million Ties

My husband, Vaughan collects ties. A lot of ties.

His collection is so big we put up a curtain rod that's about 6 feet long to serve as a tie rack.

I bought him this tie for Christmas.  It's tag says Jintaiza.  I wasn't able to find out anything about that name online, but I do know that the 99 Cent Only Store is a great place to find cool ties.

Vaughan's tie collection

Friday, March 1, 2013

St. John's Bay Luxury Socks

Black is one of my favorite colors, especially for socks. They just go with everything, and it makes dressing that much easier.

I am always losing socks, so I saw these and decided to take a look. When I picked them I I couldn't believe how soft they felt!

I also am a fan of the length. These are St. John's Bay, by JC Penny.
These socks say they are  "Luxuriously Soft  Bamboo with Aloe"  and "Softens Feet".