Archives for August 10, 2009

{Beautirati} Life in PIXI

Beautirati logo by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

My good friend Stephanie knows I love makeup…like a lot. So much so, that my first real job in my entire life was part-time, straight out of high school, with MAC Cosmetics. I guess you could say I always had a knack for it.

So when Stephanie tells me I need to try a particular brand of makeup – I take her seriously. She’s always been the type of friend who, although doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, knows a thing or two about brands because of that fact.

Unlike a lot of other people out there, I take Stephanie’s suggestions to heart. She’s not going to tell me I need to try Armani foundation…because it’s Armani. Stephanie doesn’t think like that, as opposed to some people a lot of us know. Stephanie will to tell me I need to try Armani foundation because it “freakin’ makes [her] skin POP!” or something to that nature.

So in honor of my little Ruby-Junkie aka Stephanie – I give you the awesomeness that is PIXI by PETRA [Read more…]

{Rules of PR no.18} Ace the Presentation…of Yourself

Anna Wintour


I was in a sorority in university, did I tell you that? Well, if I didn’t, now you know. So what does that have to do with public relations? Presentations, that’s what.

Every year, come the start of the fall semester, thousands of girls across the nation, put on the best dresses, their best do’s and show off their best assets going through the gauntlet known as sorority recruitment.

Having been on both sides of the process, let me share the not-so-secret, secrets of presentation with you… [Read more…]

Music Monday – Carrickfergus meets the Fairytale of New York

I love all sorts of “world music,” and I say “world music,” because as someone who lives in the Western world, anything that doesn’t make the Billboard Top 100 is considered “world.” Anyway, I basically have an iPod filled with the likes of Indian music (my culture,) Calypso (more of my culture,) Celtic, New Age, Rock, Alternative, some African beats and a ton of Latin flavours (I’m from Miami, what do you expect?).

I got into this Twitter conversation with fellow PR-tweeps, Danny, Lauren and Peter, last week about the Highlands and some pseudo-reality show, and other randomness involving some tartan newsboy caps. Well, I ended up discussing with Danny, a tad bit about [Read more…]