The Preview App Messed Up My Entire Life

There I was minding my own business adding captions to an image from Black Fashion Week MN, then all of the sudden Preview App freezes up.  So I do what people usually do when your phone stops working. I shake it and cuss at it. And then I turn it off manually then turn it back on.  

Now mind you, I have finally caught up and loaded all of my images to produce content for the next three months including hashtags, who tags, and alt. text for images (it’s a new thing I’m trying), but I was in the middle of creating captions for everything. You always want to create a good caption that will transcend no matter what medium you plan to post to. 

So I turn my phone back on put on my kissmypassion music playlist, bop a little to Mario’s Music For Love, and scroll to my apps and proceed to open up the Preview App. 

All a sudden, the app is acting like I’m brand new, asking me to sign in and giving me directions on how to use the app.  I'm looking at my phone, thinking, “If you don’t get the eff outta here with that mess and let me finish captioning…”  Only to see that none of my uploaded images are actually there. 

Everything. Is Gone!

Honey Bunches of Love, let me tell you…!

I contacted support with a quickness I didn’t even know I possessed.  While I waited for a response I went through a vast array of emotions in a very short amount of time. I envisioned my entire life falling apart due to this one incident. But rest assured I quickly came to my senses once I got a response from customer service support…

But I didn’t get a lick of help other than the suggestion to upgrade my subscription. I had a few choice suggestions of what support could do with their dumb*ss advice that aligned with kissmypassion, of the read between the line’s variety.  I downgraded my subscription then decided I needed to take a break from social media, blogging, and the like for a while. 

Oddly enough, there were lessons learned from this experience. 

  1. Preview App is a partially bullshi* app, and I believe with no real evidence whatsoever that this app is partly owned by of FB which explains the BS

  2. Apps are not infallible so always make backs ups so you won’t get screwed over

  3. Don’t sit on content. Post what you’ve got when you have a chance to ensure you don’t lose your work or creating a missed opportunity because you are waiting for just the right time 

    **Hint: It will never be the “right time”

Super SIgh ….And I suppose the Preview App may not be as horrid as I made them out to be, and I’m only 12.99989% sorry about saying they were connected to FB.

The End.


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Mahina

An online personality and storyteller in the realm of fashion, local Twin Cities life, and the empowerment of women of color and supporting communities of color. Generally spotted around town snapping photos, riding buses, and attempting to mind my own business.

The Surprising truth about "WhiteFace"

Hello, my Honey Bunches of Love! I felt that it was necessary to comment on “White Face.” See right around Halloween time I had a half-assed conversation in my DMs about it, “WhiteFace,” and after a while, it started to bother me. So I wanted to use this very open platform to address this topic once and for all.

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White faces are real, “WhiteFace“ is not.

Surprise!

The. End.

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Mahina

An online personality and storyteller in the realm of fashion, local Twin Cities life, and the empowerment of women of color and supporting communities of color. Generally spotted around town snapping photos, riding buses, and attempting to mind my own business.

Fall 2019 Black Fashion Week MN Lineup

September 10, 2019


The two weekend  event of the season is almost here. Black Fashion Week MN Fall 2019 is approaching fast and the official events are slowly trickling in. This year’s fall fashion event lineup will include the highly anticipated, OPALESCENT. brought to you by Tim+Thom, as well as  hometown favorite Black Man Magic. A newbie to BFWMN, Full Fashion Panic showcasing creations inspired by cosplay, manga, and anime. Be prepared to expect the unexpected with fashion inspired from all over the world. There will definitely be a something for everyone.

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Be sure to check back for updates!

For the record, I am not officially or unofficially associated with Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) in any way, shape or form. I just happen to be a black and brown woman that will be in the right place at the right time. You can follow me on social media @maina.reyes on IG and Snapchat, @MahinaReyes on Twitter & Periscope  while I take this online personality thing to the next level.

As always I am forever looking for events, businesses, and brands owned and run by POC to promote if you got something or know something please share! 

miss mahina

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 Why Sad girl Lip Balm Is For You

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  • Looking for an affordable lip balm

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Sad Girl Lip Balm is packed with tons of amazing ingredients that make will make your lips happy.   The recipe includes incredible items like Shea Butter, bentonite clay, hemp seed butter, and coconut oil, just to name a handful of ingredients you can find in this lip moisturizer mix. The assortment of flavors that are offered isn’t exactly run of the mill (Horchata, Mango, Watermelon, and Strawberry Mint). If you are seeking something non-scented this may not be the right lip balm for you. 

The actual balm appears to be a manilla-buttery color and with a creamy texture without the sticky stuff or the residue.  Upon application, you will notice that you don’t get that weird waxy feeling either. This lip moisturizer packaging is simple-mod but pays homage to old school LA aesthetic. It’s kick-ass vegan and cruelty-free formula keeps your lips in check long after the top layer melts wears thin.  

Sad Girl Lip Balms is an incredible standalone lip moisturizer. Your lips will feel soft, supple, and ready to be seen. This is a great product to turn to when you are a desperate need for lip repair or if you just need a good moisturizer. It’s true that little goes a long way, but when it comes to lip products I say go wild and crazy. 

Sad Girl Cosmetics Lip Balm

Sad Girl Cosmetics has come up with the perfect lip treatment that works its magic as a shield to worn under matte lipsticks that tend to dry down and dry down hard. Though this product is far from the mainstream spotlight, you’ll be asking yourself why it’s not in stores. 

I always have at least one on hand and I encourage anyone that is looking to turn their frown upside-down to check out Sad Girl Cosmetics, Sad Girl Lip Balms because it’s necessary.

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Fall 2019 Black Fashion Week MN returns!

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Black Fashion Week MN will be returning to the Twin Cities Fall 2019 and I’m living for it!

What’s Up

Rumor has it Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) will be back in the Cities this fall and it's going to be an event to remember. While stalking the BFWMN social channels I have discovered the following: 

  1. .The was a model call on August 23 and everyone is talking about it

  2. Houston White, Natalie Morrow,  Manou Maimounata Effi, and Andrés Pérez are about to tear it up

  3. From what I’ve seen so far from conversation and images from behind the scenes, we are in for some thangs

Someone correct me if I’m wrong...

This past spring was the first time that I had a chance to attend Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) and I loved every moment of it. You get access to  the newest designs, exposed to amazing entertainment, and Minnesota POC come correct and dressed to impress. The majority of designers, models, vendors, and attendees are Black, it is Black Fashion Week Minnesota after all.  But you can expect to see designers, models, vendors, and attendees from a variety of backgrounds showcasing and showstopping in this inclusive parade of fashions. The Twin Cities BFWMN is a two-weekend event is not to be missed if you are a true fashion lover. 

Predictions

I’ve been doing predictions pretty consistently for the last few years for different shows worldwide, and #BFWMN is not an exception. I anticipate the opposite reaction from what we've seen when it comes to participation this season.  While the Big Four Shows are cutting small sizing and going private, I predict that BFWMN will bring double the attendance and representation with sold out shows. I also predict underrated fashion designers will be making a debut and some unexpected collaborations are going to bring some major attention to the Twin Cities. I have no doubt that we can expect BFWMN shows filled with a mishmash of colors and textures walking down the runways just in time for the seasonal changes that goes hand in hand with life in the Midwest.  

This next prediction is pretty much the same prediction that I foresee in shows for the Spring 2020 Collections being showcased this season.  I foresee spurts of political fashion making its mark and being seen on and off the runway. I believe that we are going to see a lot of cultural inspirations and nods to iconic trailblazers. There is going to be a lot of sustainable fashions and forever wear and versatile pieces on display. 

So this is more wishful thinking than a prediction, but I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that we will see designers that have true plus-size clothing lines available.  

Be Prepared

This time around I am pulling from the budget I usually save for FWMN and shifting my dollars and lewks to prepare to attend BFWMN.  It should go without saying, but just in case you didn’t know BFWMN is a dress to impress situation and tickets move fast. Front row is always the first to get filled so if you want to make sure you and your party get the seats. Be sure to visit Black Fashion Week MN online and check their Facebook Page early and often to get first picks.  

For the record, I am not officially or unofficially associated with Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) in any way, shape or form. I just happen to be a black and brown woman that will be in the right place at the right time. You can follow me on social media @mahina.reyes on IG and Snapchat, @MahinaReyes on Twitter & Periscope while I take this online personality thing to the next level.

As always I am forever looking for events, businesses, and brands owned and run by POC to promote if you got something or know something please share! 

Miss Mahina