The Lindeza project: What I’m working on

I’ll call it the lindeza project

Since I’ll be documenting my web development progress (which you can read about here), I’ve decided to call it, drumroll please…. The Lindeza Project. Basic title, I know, but I like simple and too the point names so I always remember what it’s for.

Hunger games quiz project

As some of you may know, I’m working on some projects for my web development portfolio.  Currently, I’m working on building a Hunger Games quiz. So far, I have my HTML set up, but I’m having some difficulties with my javascript working and displaying, but that’s what and are for! Since I tend to spend TOO much time on CSS, I’ve decided to keep the overall look fairly simple. Also, I normally use code writer to write my practice code and then place it in Notepad ++, but I found this constant switching to confuse me often . With this project, I’ll be using good ole plain lined paper and pencil (taking it back to the basics!). 



Adding my journey on web development

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Taking a dive into web development

so here’s my Plan

As some of you may know, I am currently in the midst of improving my web development skills as well as searching for a job in web development. As I grow in this journey, I would love to share some of my projects with you. I will only be sharing projects that I am working on from now on moving forward. I’m hoping by doing this, I can help create accountability for finishing my projects completely, have another outlet to display them on, and get feedback. Currently, the main concepts that I am working on are HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP. While I’ve dappled in Javascript for about one year now, PHP is relatively new for me and I’ve just barely gotten my feet wet. 

How it all started

Initially, I started my blog on (you can still see my older post here), which was very easy to use. But after finding out that I didn’t own my content on that platform, I decided to set out and find an option that allowed me to own my content that I created. Alas, found great hosting, downloaded WordPress from , and set on a new journey to learn  wordpress.

From there my interest grew

In August 2017, I went to WordCamp in Sacramento which had a beginner track course for newbies like myself (I highly recommend attending and check out more info here).  Helped me install WordPress and had one-on-one assistance for an issues or questions I had (very beginner friendly).  Since, I’ve slowly worked on building my website on own with simple YouTube and only resources. Let me tell you, the struggle is REAL (LOL! yes, it sure is), but I’ve learned so much since I originally started this jou

Currently, I’m in the midst of importing my site with a new program to try  out a new form of version control ( you can read about that here). I’ve been struggling with this for the past few weeks as the program won’t take my back files! But  I’m having some issues, but working it all out. That’s the fun of it, right?

What to look forward to on my blog

Be sure to look out for post regarding beauty and and updates on some of the projects I am working on. I’m currently learning many web development aspects on my own, so please be patience as the learning curve for the front and back end of web development is huge (especially when coming from a non-technical background). 

Feel Free to share your experience

I would love to hear some of you stories and experiences in tech. Also, feel free to share any projects or concepts that you are working on


Worth it or nah?: Black Radiance BB cream

My thoughts

There’s nothing more I love than a light bb cream that evens skin tone and feels light. Lately, I’ve been using the Black Radiance BB cream in Honey Amber which I purchased at Walmart for $5.99 (being mindful that you must find this product at “demographically placed” meaning that is product is only placed in areas with a high black population).

 When initially putting this on with a blending brush, it felt a bit heavy compared to my usually foundations (Bobbi Brown stick foundation in Golden Almond 6.75). When putting this on with my Real Techniques  Complexion sponge, it felt lighter and more breathable (which I have been loving recently!) As a primer, I used Boscia T zone Treament  (be sure to check out my review here).  To set my face,  the translucent loose powder by Sasha Cosmetics.

Is it worth it or nah?

Overall, I like that there is a company creating an array of BB creams for people with deeper skin tones (normally there is only 1-2 shades for brown girls). Like most bb creams, this works great if you are only looking light coverage to even out skin, but you’ll need a concealer if you have more areas that need coverage.

Are you a fan of BB creams? Feel free to share your thought below!

Morning skincare routine

Finding a routine that works for me

My skincare routine has changed greatly over the past few years. From acne to wrinkles and everything in between, I’ve altered my skincare routine to help improve the clarity and texture of my skin. Be sure to check out my nightly routine here.


The first product used is the Aveeno Clear Complexion cream cleanser.  When choosing a face cleanser, I’m sure to pick something that gentle on my skin. Sometimes if I’m experiencing more breakouts than usual, I will use the Alba Botanica Acnedote Face and Body scrub (I also use this on my back and shoulders to help prevent breakouts). 


After allowing my face to dry, I will wet a cotton ball with Pixi Glo Tonic, which you can read a review here. After allowing my skin to dry (after a minute or so), I will use a nickel size of 5% benzyl peroxide (I’ve been using Replenix 5% benzyl peroxide  ). After using this, I allow my face to dry for around 5- 10 minutes.  Then I use Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen (you can read my review for this sunscreen here) all over my face and neck. This sunscreen won’t irritate my sensitive skin and won’t leave white cast on dark skin. 

If my skin is a bit parched

If my skin is feeling slightly drier than usually, I will moisturize with  MAC fix plus or with Tarte 4 in 1 setting spray.

Keeping up with change

I’ve realized that some products just don’t work well for me and I have to change or find something new to get my desired effects on my skin. 

What are some of your favorites products in you daily routine?




November empties

November has come and gone so quickly! Here are the products that I’ve used up completely in this past month:
  • Schmidt’s natural deodorant: This stuff is amazing!! I had to stop using regular antiperspirant due to constant skin irritation/rash. After doing watching a review my jambeauty89 on YouTube, I decided to give it a try and was so pleased with the results. Obviously, I’ll continue to repurchase this.
  • Essie Disappearing Trick cuticle remover: I bought this on a whim while at TJ Maxx on a whim and was surprised at home much I liked this. The consistency is gel-like and squeezable packaging makes placing the product on the nail a breeze. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued. I’ll be on the hurt for something similar.
  • Truly Relaxed Intense Moisturizing Shampoo: I’ve been using this every other week on wash days ( I wash and deep condition my hair once a week). This gently cleanses my hair without over drying. I recommend  and will continue to repurchase. 


Nightly skincare routine

My skin is not what is use to be

My skincare regime has greatly changed over the years.  My skin has become less oily and more combination skin (oily in T-zone and dry to normal on cheeks). I have adult acne and have been having more minor breakouts. These steps have helped minimize my breakouts and dry patches in my face.

The process

First, just like any good skincare regime, I start by removing any makeup with a makeup wipes. I’m currently using the Philosophy simply purity makeup wipes (I’ll add I’m not too particular about makeup wipes as long as it does not burn).   Typically I use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing wipes which are extremely gentle for my skin, but do not take off makeup very well. Next, I wash my face with Aveeno Clear complexion foaming cleanser, which has 0.05% salicylic acid to aid in clearing skin. After drying my face with a towel, I wet a cotton ball with Pixi Glo Tonic (you can see my previous review here). After allowing my face to dry, I put on a  Replenix 5% benzoyl peroxide and be sure to place it only in the areas that are breaking out. Lastly, I use Murad Retinol Renewal Serum which has been a miracle for the past month all over my face.

Feel free to share

Although this has been my routine lately, I am also open to trying new products that could potential help (after doing research of course). Feel free to share some of your favorite skin products or your nightly routine.



October 2017 empties

Here are products that I emptied in October 2017

1. Redness Relief eye drops from Walgreens

Great at relieving dryness/redness in my after long computer usage. 

2. Lavender essential oil

October 2017 emptiesOne of my favorite ways to relax and refresh a room is to use essential oils with Lavender essential oil being the most frequently used. I just drip a few drops in a oil dispenser and I’m good to go! I normally buy mine from TJ Maxx.

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