You’re online shopping and you click and add everything you want to your check out basket. You don’t consider the price of anything at the time because you know that you can review your items and prices before you check out. So, you go to the checkout and realize that your basket maybe too full and your over budget so you have to go through and pick what you really want. That is where I am with my life.
I'm sitting at the checkout constantly trying to figure out where I need and want to go to achieve my goals. People always tell me to work with what I got and its true! I shouldn’t have any problems and the only problem I have right now is believing that what I want I can get it. I know I can, I believe in myself of course but sometimes I over think and an idea gets killed quickly. So today I’ve decided that if I’m going to be a true RUDE GAL then I need work with what I have.
Usually, I would post a YouTube link to the Letters of the week but this week I wanted to try something different and really go deep into what I’m talking about. Here is a mini podcast style of what it means to be a RUDE GAL or boy to me! Let me know what you think :
Here are the letters of the week. Try and Apply them to your own life if you don’t already do so.
J-Jamaican (AYEEEE) Judge
L- Love & Laughter
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I hate my hands. Seriously, during this whole idea for this post I never really paid attention to my hands. Recently I picked up a package of KISS gel FANTASY nails because I wanted to get my “girly girl” style on I’m also on a budget and nail salon is not in my vocabulary. These nails were amazing! A lot of people thought I got them done at a salon and when I told them I paid only 10.99 they were so surprised. They lasted me about 2 and a half weeks till they started to pop of which was good for me since I like to switch up my style often.
Luckily as my nails were popping of I received a package in the mail from Wish, a shopping app which is similar to amazon but majority of the stuff comes from china. I ordered nails back in January to try out and they said it would take about 2 weeks to arrive. It’s now May and they came about 3 days ago. So, if you like waiting. Order from wish.
[ I also ordered sunglasses, earrings and a mount for my iPad. The glasses were fabulous, earring came broken and the mount is super solid I love it!]
Now let’s get into this DIY
Quick Nail Set under 10$
Here’s what you need:
100pc Nail Set
Nail Glue (Usually comes with sets)
Nail polish (Colored and Top Coat)
Crystals or Gems (optional)
PREP YOUR NAILS. Clean off old polish, cut nails down, get those cuticle’s looking fresh!
Pick your Nail sizes.
-the sets come with 100+ nails so make sure you chose the right ones. This can make a huge difference in making it look as natural as possible
There’s 2 options here. You can either paint the nail before you glue them on or glue them on then paint. It’s really up to you. If you don’t have a steady hand its probably best to glue them on first.
PAINT AND DRY! Depending on the nail polish you used you may or may not need to do the whole UV light thing but since I used Megs Cosmetics Twin set I let the nails air dry which was super quick. (Megs Cosmetics is now my favorite nude nail polish. Shout out to ipsy for putting one in my bag for May) You also may need to do more than one coat and be sure to add a clear top coat to lock it in!
Once nails are dry, depending on what u chose to do in step 3, you are now ready to FLASH DEM NAILS GURLLLLL!!! I added little crystals at the tips of my nails for something different but u can add anything hers a link to some cool nail gems I may use in the near future.
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Hope you guys enjoyed the post! Tag #rudegal or #rudegalnails if you decide to get your DIY naills on!
There are no rules to what a Rude Gal Or Gyal can be. Everyone has their own definition. Mine is “A WOMAN WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO GO AGAINST AUTHORITY, BREAK BOUNDARIES AND TAKE RISKS IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE.
Here are MY abc’s, letters A-F, of what I think a Rude Gal Or Boi should encompass or use in everyday life.
F- FLEXABLE, FASHION, FUN
Check the Video below for a full description of why I think these words represent someone who is RUDE.
Hope everyone has a RUDEtastic week.
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Sometimes you need a little break. I DONT THINK ILL EVER GET ONE 🙁...
I was on my laptop to much in november to the point where I had an assignment to do and i didn't end up finishing it properly because I was sick of looking at my laptop screen. Now i'm writing this from my phone. But I know I will have to go back on it because I can't do everything on here like write a new Keep it on the Low post... MONDAY.
Anyways i'm done school now but there's always life things to do. Like what will I do now, well i know what I want and need to do but so many choices and people say you must pick one but why if you can do a bit of this a bit of that do it up just always have a base end goal.
Nuff ranting let me get into some dopeness. My class and I got to organize a fashion show which was held in North Vancouver at the Shipyards. We called it Less is Bore and pulled influence from Baddie Winkle and Iris Aphel. of course i went on a more clean painted tip but it worked out in the end. Except i wanted to fix a model because she looked sloppy in one of my pieces and she told me NO. SHE HAD 2 OR 3 PEOPLE AHEAD OF HER SHE HAD TIME ...I wanted to cuss her so bad like...LIKKLE GYAL YOU'RE REPRESENTING ME ,THE CLASS AND THE SCHOOL BLAH BLAH BLAH ....but I dIdn't i smiled and walked away because that's just me. I'm not here to police people. Do you boo but I wont be calling you if i ever have a show. OH WELL ...other than that the show was a hit and super fun. If you came out respect if not you can still catch the show below.
Hope you enjoyed the little update. I"m working on launching the full website soon but until then keep it locked on here Instagram and Facebook. Also sorry for the poor grammar my phone wont let me correct or punctuate things properly. Doing this on my ipad next time 😂.
Make sure you STREAM or DOWNLOAD RUDE EP. CHECK IT THE MUSIC SECTION FOR THE LINK.
HOLA MI GENTE. Hope everyone had a dope week. My week has consisted of catching up with school work, going to regular work and kicking it with my mini me. Today’s blog post is Part 2 of last week's first ever Rude Boy of the week. This week’s Rude Gal is Judy Madarasz. She is a Marketing Professional who has fallen in love with Dancehall and Jamaican culture and has decided to take this passion and create Ketch Di Vybz. I caught up with Judy to chat more about her involvement in Ketch Di Vybz and Dancehall Theater.
1. First, who is Judy? Background? Values? What is it exactly that you do?
Born and raised in Metro Vancouver, BC. I am a multi-passionate marketer, videographer, and dancer. I value authenticity, integrity, love, culture, and creativity. Right now I am working full-time with Mikhail teaching and training in Dancehall dance, filming videos on Dancehall, producing the first Dancehall Theatre production in Vancouver, BC, and building KETCH DI VYBZ as a production company.
I founded KETCH DI VYBZ (KDV) in early 2015 as my personal endeavor to film authentic Dancehall dance in Jamaica and around the world which will officially debut in 2017. In early 2016 I partnered with Mikhail Morris to diversity KDV into a production company and add the Dancehall Theatre division to the company.
2. What about dancehall dance and culture attracted you to it? How were u first introduced?
I am attracted first to the dance music and movement and how freeing it is and feels. I was introduced to the Dance style and culture when I met Neeks and Noyze a few years ago. They were the only ones teaching Dancehall in Vancouver and doing it professionally. Neeks, for example, was in the Sean Paul music videos shot in Toronto. They hired me for my video and photography skills to help them get professional video and photos for their dance careers. They weren't in Vancouver for long, though - soon after meeting them they moved to Toronto for their careers. My keen curiosity and eagerness to learn more about Dancehall dance and culture grew from there so I would consult with my Jamaican/Caribbean friends to teach me or point me in the right direction.
3 So, your one of the creators behind dancehall theater, what has the process been like thus far?
The process has been fast, transforming, and challenging as one of the producers for the show.
FAST: It is fast because Mikhail and I pulled everything together fast from literally starting from nothing. When Mikhail arrived from Toronto this summer to start this project all we knew was that we were going to do it and that we could do it. We believed in the vision and purpose. So we just organized everything and used all the resources we have to create what we need to have to make the production happen. It is a lot of common sense because we are both skilled in our departments and we quickly realized the most important thing we needed was clear communication and expectations/agreements between ourselves and whoever we deal with. Mikhail is experienced in Dancehall Theatre and dance, and I have the marketing and video/photo production resources and experiences. So we just put our heads together and got to work.
TRANSFORMING: It is transforming for everyone involved. The cast of dancers are training under Mikhail's guidance and I have been able to witness firsthand how they have improved in their movement and understanding of dance. Both Mikhail and I sharpened our business and leadership skills to manage the company and our team, work with various partners, and try new tasks that we never did before but had to do.
CHALLENGING: The most challenging has been work/life balance. We have been working every day since June 2016. Some days we are working morning till night, and we have had some sleepless nights to get work done. We are super grateful to be working on something we really equally believe in and have a great and dedicated cast of dancers who are eager to learn and contribute.
4. Is this a production you want to tour or just solely something for Vancouver to find out all about Dancehall?
Our goal is to definitely have tour our productions across Canada and around the world. We are just starting locally to build our foundation and experience, as well as build a strong, knowledgeable, and passionate community in Vancouver. Touring is definitely in the plan as we create more shows.
5. I'm assuming there has definitely been some difficulty during the process of creating. Has there been anything that can or been executed more smoothly than expected?
I can only speak from my role as producer as Mikhail is the one who can speak about the process of creating the choreography and music (He is Artistic Director/Choreographer). From a producer standpoint, it honestly flowed for both Mikhail and I because where one of us needed more info or help, the other had the experience to explain or figure it out.
6. As we both know Vancouver didn't really have a big dancehall scene. Prior to you, there was Nicole teaching and then I know before her NEEKS who has gone on to do amazing things. But nothing has really stuck out here or grow into something bigger. How do you and Ketch di Vybz as a company intend to make an impact? Although I must say that doing Dancehall theater is huge already.
We can only speak for ourselves so what our intentions are is to be an exciting, uplifting, innovative, and inspirational company in all the work we do.
The KETCH DI VYBZ legacy and lasting impact will be leaving our students and audiences with the right information to engage with Dancehall dance culture and feel a greater connection to the entire global dancehall movement. We have the resources to provide a comprehensive education and training but we keep current with the industry on a daily basis and work to contribute directly to the Dancehall dance industry. It is in this way that we can be a complete resource for anyone that is curious to learn on both an amateur/hobby and professional level.
7. Let’s talk Divas! In the production, you have majority females. Was that intentional or just sort of how it worked out? I know there's a lack of male dancehall dancers in the city, though, so I understand but what do u think it will take to get more men involved in Dancehall and take it as serious as other styles of dance?
We wanted to work with a cast of people we already knew would all work well together and who were familiar with our work and style. We, therefore, selected from some of our students and some dancers we each had a chance to collaborate with in the past.
The more men are aware of all the male dancer role models and see them dance there is a higher chance they would like to give it a try and/or be inspired. Interestingly, Dancehall dance is mostly dominated by male dancers. So as more guys know that and have an opportunity to learn from a male like Mikhail they can see what it is beyond the twerking and whining. At the same time, I encourage females to not just twerk and whine but also train in the grooves and male steps.
8. Where do you see the company going in five years?
Since KETCH DI VYBZ was created, it has been a platform for Mikhail and I to create experiences for the community to learn authentic Dancehall culture and also better understand the history as well as its connection to West African dance.
We see KDV continuing to create and eventually tour shows across Canada and around the world. KDV will also manifest into having a physical studio space for teaching dance and creating film/photo work. Each year we will build upon our initiatives to spread greater cultural awareness, inspire youth, and create exciting and fun experiences for our communities.
To find out more about Ketch Di Vybz and Dancehall Theater visit ketchdivybz.com and look out for the offical launch coming soon. You can also donate by clicking here and 100% of the proceeds go to Ketch Di Vybz.
Show: Dancehall Theater: Blood Sweat and Tears
Where: Faris Theater, The Dance Center-677 Davie St Vancouver BC
Time: October 28th-29th – Door: 7:30 Show 8- 9pm
Tickets: 25$ Students / 35$ Regular Purchase Online: here