Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fourth of July Pics!

Hi Bellas,

So I realized this is a little late, but I thought, better late than never! As you know, I went back home to Orlando for a long 4th of July weekend. My parents still live there and the BF and I have been meaning to take a little vacay...Orlando was perfect! Free lodging, free food, quality time...can't go wrong with that.

Here's a few pics from the weekend.

The ride going there was pretty smooth. It's about 7 hours and it went by really fast. My boyfriend and I spent the whole time chatting about our childhoods so I guess the time flew by. Florida is random with can drive 1 mile and be in and out of rain patches. It's crazy! Here's a rainbow we saw on the way there :)

First off, I rocked cornrows for most of the weekend! I loved it! My good friend Cindy is taking classes in hair and needed to practice on my "soft hair" lol...she's using to braiding african-american hair so she told me that my hair was more challenging. I can understand that, cuz my hair can be slippery getting in those braids. Now you see how my hair was so crimpy in the pussy cat dolls video. By the way, on my eyes I'm wearing all four colors of the pandamonium quad. And like Emilee said, "I'm not naked, I'm wearing a tube top!"

Did you know that Orlando has the biggest McDonalds in the world? My BF and I saw it on the food channel one day so we made a conscious effort to stop by there and take pics! They have gourmet food on the menu, a full arcade, two stories, gotta love it!

Me and my baby...

Me and my girl Cindy on the bikes!

My home in Orlando is only about 30 minutes from Daytona beach. I never really used to go there growing up because it seemed too touristy. However, since my BF is technically a tourist, it was okay!

Gotta wear my big hat for sun protection! I never would have done that if I hadn't started reading these beauty blogs, lol

The sky is so blue!

Check out the cool bikes and buggies you could rent...too bad we're too cheap for that!

Lastly, me, mom, dad, and their crazy dog badger. He looks harmless but he hates everybody except my mom, dad, and my brother.


Anne said...

awww you look so tiny compared to your bf! you guys are too cute!!!

spankedelic said...

and badger must be a chihuahua, right? lol. my chihuahuas are crazy like that too but that's why i love them. lol.

Roxy said...

lol i didn't know there was such a mcdonalds! how funny!

Askmewhats said...

awww that is so cute!! thanks for sharing the photos!!! Your hair wow..i wouldn't even be able to pull that off, it looks good on you!!! doesnt' it hurt??

L said...

that sky was very, very blue indeed! reminds me of cali, i really miss home!

and thanks for sharin' the pix with ya ma'dukes and papa... i luv fam pictures!

glad you had a good one ren'ren!

B said...

Awwww, looks like you had a good time! That McDonald's is indeed huge. I've never been there b/c I'm sure it is swamped with tourists. And I've been living in Orlando for a few months now and STILL never been to Daytona. IT looks beautifuuuuul.

MakeupByRenRen said...

anne: lol yah i'm pretty short and he's really tall...and on top of it, i refuse to wear heels most of the time, he he

spankedelic: lol he sure is, crazy chihuahuas!

roxy: lol i know right...

askmewhats: actually it didn't hurt...i was surprised, she was very gentle!

I: no prob girly!

Product Junkie Diva said...

You look adorable with your bf. Badger is too cute. Thanks for sharing the family photos you all look great!
Product Junkie DIva

Vanessa said...

Looks like you had fun sis! I love the scenery!!! I need a vacay myself!

Ethereal Prey said...

zomg biggest mcdonalds ever!!!! did they have the cleanest bathroom? :P I see you got yourself a pimping hat too! :)

xppinkx said...

I miss florida!!!

i grew up in tampa...i mean there really nothing much there besides lawn chairs and senior buffet speacials...but i do miss endless flat lands, crazy rain and lightning storms, and the smell of orange groves...TARPIN SPRINGS! they still have that???

looks like you had a blast!...corn rows...i remember i rocked them they hurt, they itch, but they do give you the best crimped hair ever...pats head!!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

b: you know what's funny about that mcdonalds? it used to be the spot back in the day to go after the club! cuz it's 24 hours, he he

product junkie diva: thanks hon :)

vanessa: you work too hard! take a vacay sis!

ethereal prey: lol i skipped on the bathroom...but you know i thought of you when i wore my hat!

xppinkx: lol yah i was definitely patting my head down...i kinda sorta remember tarpin's a blur though...i've been in atlanta so long, but i can't forget my florida roots!

Yellow Fever said...

i LOVE the food channel! I want to visit every place I see on there! and the cornrows look AWESOME-i've been wanting to get some for years!

yummy411 said...

look like you had a grand time! (i saw your hand... swatching!)

your friend did a great job on your hair!

nai nai said...

i agree w/ anne. haha. i LOVE the hat! whered u get it? i've been wanting one of those ever since my cheap one from mexico fell apart... looks like u had fun on ur 4th!

Winnie said...

Wow that McDonald's is huge! Looks like you had a great time!

mina said...

That's a cute top you're wearing! And I see all those swatches on your hand lol (pro shop fun? hehe).
I love that pic with the blue sky!

Wes said...

I LOVE your doggie!! Great pics!

Beauty 365 said...

Badger is such a cutie!

Beauty 365
Beauty Every Day

Bombchell said...

Argh omg omg omg this world is so small.

ok I'll start from the top. I came here cuz jamie told me about ur site, and i love it. love your header, and i was thinking, that costume looks familiar. then i was like no... you were probably on or

so I glanced @ your this pics before reading this post, & lol I think i know ur guy, mike right?