Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Now I know, for those of you who love music as much as I do, how dare I not know who the Sugababes are until now! It's Girl Group blasphemy!!

Destiny's Child, En Vogue, Danity Kane, Xscape, Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls...just to name a few, you can put this group in that exact category!

Sugababes actually have quite the legacy in the music industry, having started out in 1998, they've released 25 singles, 6 of which have reached number-one in the UK and 20 have reached the Top 20 in the UK, seven studio albums that have reached Top 40 charts worldwide. That's an amazing record! Now, what makes them so special??? Well look at them, the video above is just a taste of what they're all about. It's simple but catchy pop music, at the same time, they're live performances are actually LIVE!

Like any girl group out there, they've also had their pair of shake ups, with 4 line up changes since 1998, each with keeping it as a consistent trio. It seems that everytime they've had a change in the line up, they get criticized for doing so, the "NEW" girl doesn't sound good singing the former girl's part or they're just not the same, etc. Yet these women are classy and they do what they do best, keep their fan base happy! Let me tell y'all, just like Destiny's Child was here in the U.S., they've managed to continue to put on a smile on their faces and get better and better with every era of the group. I understand die hard fans get used to a certain line up and want the original girls to continue the legacy, just like in some of the girl groups of the past, although, as time has it, changes come up and more than anything, you just can't help what others want to do and/or what they feel. Just like the saying goes, "You gotta do what 'cha gotta do!" So these Sugababes move on and continue to make good music, in my opinion of course.

I've seen the YouTube live performances, the interviews, the videos, past and present, and they have something that unlike any girl group that I've seen has had...consistency...that's what makes them successful. Their voices blend, they're always looking glamorous, they like each other, and if they don't, you never see it or notice it, and they enjoy what they do, it's the perfect formula : )

I'm a big fan of ALL the line-ups, and even the current one. I believe that each girl has brought their very best and has improved the Sugababe name, which is something that's very hard to say in the music industry these days. In my opinion, no one is better than the other, it's been a great evolution for them and has been a wild but successful ride. Some of the former Sugababes have gone on to their successful solo careers, now that's not so bad! They definitely know how to pick themselves back up and make the best out of their talent outside of the group. 

To the Sugababes--> You can count one more fan on your roster, keep doing what you do for as long as you can, and a BIG thank you for inspiring people all around the world!!
Busy Little Queen loves the Sugababes!!!
Sugababes 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

~To Say that I'm Missing Something..Only means that it's Me~

I took a full day and a half to not do anything, to dedicate myself to only ME..which by now, as many of you know, that's a very difficult task for me, being that I like to cater to the world.

In that 1.5 day absence, I was spying on the social networks to see what others were up to, I do that from time to time to gain perspective on what others are up to, see what they're feeling, etc. Well, the majority of the Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ status' ALL have one thing in common:

Love is in need, and unfortunately, 
nothing is being done to make it a priority

LOVE is a necessary feeling that the human soul needs in order to feel's a must as we say. Yeah we have family, siblings, best friends, etc., yet we say, "It isn't the same..I want a REAL love!" While we tend to feel sorry for ourselves and really feel down because we believe that our true soul mates are never to come, we miss the bigger picture and once again fall under the spell of, "I'm unworthy of having a real love, of someone loving me". 

Do we dare say to ourselves that we are UNWORTHY of having anything? Do we dare convince ourselves that only another person can make us whole? Can we be happy just by being with ourselves?

I was to have a date this past Friday that unfortunately fizzled 2 hours prior to, I haven't opened myself in a very long time because I'm actually quite satisfied with being with ME, though at times I would like to be with someone, in my LIFE right now I would think that it's virtually and physically impossible with all that I have going on. It's still kind of mysterious how this date wasn't meant to be, yet, as I said to my very dear sister-in-law, it was a SIGN. Of course I was bummed, if anything I look forward to gaining friends, and I like to open myself up to new opportunities, and I know that in due time, if I must once again step into a relationship, I better be ready! I'm being optimistic that I will hopefully one day meet this fellow for I am interested in seeing him in person, hopefully, he is to, if not, it's all good : )

Now today being Sunday, I feel good, I feel I have so much unfinished business that it's only a matter of time before I get it done. I actually don't feel as if I'm missing something, I feel as if there's more to gain, more that I need to look out for. I bring to my LIFE whatever it is I'm craving, whether it's work, fun, relaxation, happiness, sadness, etc. 

I say the same thing to ALL of you, to say that you're missing only means that it's you, if you want LOVE, bring it to you, if you don't, then you'll be back to square 1. Feel worthy of yourself to know that you can have the best this LIFE has to offer, whether it's a job, a better life, a loving partner, even a beautiful day, we ALL have the ability to make LIFE what we want it to be and where we want to be.

Are we worthy of it...YES!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Donation : )

As many of you know and have been invited to participate in by yours truly, for the months of November and December I've decided to hold the

1st Annual Busy Little Queen & Company
Canned Food/Blanket Drive

in both the Glendale and Murrieta Salons in which I work in. They've so far been a great BIG hit and today, with the help of a very great friend, the first donation was made to Project Touch, a Non-Profit Organization in Temecula, CA that caters to those whom are less fortunate.

Originally, on the Riverside County side, I had planned to donate the collected items to
5 Loaves Ministry, a Non-Profit Organization that caters to feeding under nourished children in other countries..unfortunately, they only accept financial donations and order the food overseas, which is still a great big help! They were great and recognized that what I did was in good intention and personally thanked me for taking them into return Busy Little Queen & Company is still in FULL support of 5 Loaves Ministry and will be making a donation to them in the month of December : )

Los Angeles is next in donating the collected items to the 
Jacob Deliverance Foundation in Pasadena, CA...were coming your way!

As today is Thanksgiving, allow us to always remember what being HUMAN is all about:

~~~Love, Compassion, Understanding~~~

The following excerpt is that of the TRUE account of my great friend whom helped in delivering the collected items to Project Touch yesterday (I unfortunately was not able to deliver the items personally due to scheduling conflicts):

I appreciate & thank you all for your support - times get tough & when it rains it sure does pour. Seems like one bad thing right after another bad thing..when you think it couldn't get any worse, something else happens. As luck would have it, or I should say as God willed it, I was lucky enough to have the chance to help out my dear friend, Erik the Busy Little Queen. He asked for my help and I whole heartedly said yes. He asked if I could deliver all the blankets & food he has collected so far. Natty & I drove to a church in Temecula that runs Project Touch which helps out homeless men, women & children. I explained why I was there & all Heaven broke loose. The joy that these blankets and cans of food brought these people was exhilerating. This is what I needed, what my heart needed. To be there, to talk to some of these people, to see and feel the happiness in a little girl when Natty handpicked a blanket that had a babydoll attached to it was unimaginable. Thank you Erik and thank you God for helping me see a light that I was looking for. For helping me remember that it can always be worse, but that people are good. So tonight I will lay my little head on my pillow and say my prayers with a whole lot of extra love, extra thankfulness, and extra joy. I learned my Thanksgiving lesson today. Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. May you all be lucky enough to find that extra little something we all need. Love you all ♥
At times with the unfortunate turn of events in our personal lives, something good always happens to counter act the bad situations. I myself am experiencing a downfall in my family, it is a very trying time for us at the moment, and a very difficult one for me personally if I may be upfront with you all,  although, we ALL continue to believe that there's always a purpose, always a reason WHY things happen the way they do, and with GOD in our lives, anything is possible! 
There's always a ray of light after the storm...hence, my friend's day and the delivery of the collected items.
In any case, I THANK YOU ALL who've donated to this great cause in helping our fellow man, and as with anything, the second batch for December has already begun! If you happen to have anymore blankets (new or used) and/or Canned Foods, please bring them by either salon location:

-->Fletcher-Smith the Spa
39825 Alta Murrieta Dr. Suite B22-24
Murrieta, Ca 92563
Speak to Donna, Stella or Brenda

-->Palazzo Salon & Spa
915 N. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, Ca 91206
Speak to Erik or Jackie

I thank you for ALL of your love and support from the bottom of my heart!! 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! <3

P.S. Why am I doing this on top of everything else I have going on??? Well, because I believe in GIVING and in me spread it EVERYWHERE we can!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

<--Dive Into the Necessary...NOT the UNNecessary-->

Today in the salon I was talking to one of my clients about "Diving" she has nothing to lose by giving herself fully into what she's always wanted. This woman has been working on herself day in and day out always trying to take the right step so she can take 2 steps forward and not go backwards. Now that she's worked on herself, she's found her voice, inner strength and knows what and where she needs to be, by "Diving" into a whole new situation she's afraid of losing what she gained and is afraid to lose her passion of soul searching.

Until I told her this:

"By being afraid you're giving FEAR it's rightful position where it doesn't belong, it's doesn't exist in your world anymore."

Meaning that we pay attention to so much of the unnecessary that we enter into this scared mind frame  and we refuse to accept what's actually going to make a difference. One would think that by adulthood it doesn't  really affect the mind, yet, it's when it's the most dangerous.

"Diving" into the necessary can only create success upon success upon success, it would be a positive domino effect! Though when diving into the unnecessary, by giving this hollow bubble the light of day, it's only going to prove that you're afraid to make a move towards positivity. Once you have YOU available and ready to dive into other opportunities, completely fully immersed, is when you'll start to see positive reinforcements all around you.

Do you have anything to lose??? Genuinely speaking...NO...if anything you're going to build an even bigger empire for yourself to roam around in, meet other people, really see what "Diving In" has caused your outcome to be. 

Now remember, it's Necessary to take care of others when you're good with yourself, it is Unnecessary to block your vision of what you want for yourself.

 <--Dive Into the Necessary...NOT the UNNecessary-->

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Today's the Day"

This song is one for the books!!! If you've ever seen the movie, "Enough" with Jennifer Lopez, you will recognize the song in a scene of that movie. It's very touching where the director chose to place it, it's at the right moment in the film. 

The song is called 'Today's the Day" by Aimee Mann, former lead singer of the 80's Pop Group 'Til Tuesday. She has such a melancholic voice, very much like Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Which is why I've always loved Aimee, she makes you wonder and think..HARD!

"Today's the Day" is a story where it involves CHOICES, where choosing one direction over the other will really make you think twice, especially because of the repercussions that it will involve. It also sounds like there's a secret waiting and bursting to get out in the open, and yet there's the whole, "Well, it wont hurt if no one knows" type of mentality.....very much of a subliminal message hidden in the song.

Choices can either make way for your path to be one of 2 things:

-->What you've always wanted out of LIFE

-->Deter you from your goal in LIFE

Every choice counts, as well as every can really make a difference. Some choices are better than others, although, whatever choice we tend to make, we know what's coming and what will be the end result if we decide as so.

In my case, I personally chose to lead a LIFE dedicated to my career back when I was 17 years old. Throughout the past 10 years I've had other opportunities where I could've followed fashion design, full time singer, youth ministry, and even, a 9 to 5 everyday job. Each one I was able to experience fully and each and every time I chose to come back to the Hair & Make-Up Industry. I had such a great time diving into those other opportunities, and of course I had my moments of weakness as well, times where I knew people had thrown me under the bus...times where I didn't think I fit in, times where I thought, "What is this? Am I really what I want from me?"

Yet, my heart belonged to helping others discover a new part of themselves that they'd lost somewhere along their path in LIFE...and also, in each opportunity, including fashion design, I had to hide and not mention my personal life, meaning my was hard, I didn't feel truthful to myself...and as it states in the chorus of this song, I started to think:

And isn't it enough for you
Isn't it enough?
Isn't it enough for you
Isn't it enough?
For you...

Not that I like to flaunt that part of me to the world, but to have to make it seem like that part of me doesn't exist?? It couldn't be done. I was a phony trying to be another person...and now that I dedicate myself to my Hair & Make-Up Artistry, I can be ME, without ANY restraints! As a result in my career, I haven't been able to have a stable personal LIFE, but it's OK with me, I made this choice knowing what would become of me in that portion of my LIFE....all in due time right : )

I was able to make my choices, within reason, and had to think that if it deterred me from my goal, I had to make sure I was ready for what was coming my way, though thankfully, I was able to leave a firm standing bridge with each opportunity presented. Each one brought me some of the best mentors I will never forget, I was able to learn so much in such a small amount of time and actually grow from them.  

Choices are there..... present.... ready for you to take a leap!

"Isn't it enough to prove today's the day?"
- "Today's the Day" by Aimee Mann

Friday, November 11, 2011

Enough is Enough--->Time to Wake UP

It can be easily done....

      It can very well be you....

              It can have you for a very long time.....

                       Until you say...

Enough is Enough--->Time to Wake UP

The simple reality of unveiling your TRUTH, your path towards your own way of LIFE without having someone dictate it for you can be a very liberating experience and yet a very costly one.

With every chain you break free from, there's bound to be a sacrifice, there's bound to be a downside. Although it's a downside that needs to take place to keep you at a necessary and safe distance from anything that could make you weak. 

At times you may go back and forth between whether or not you really want to change your direction...lead yourself in a way that could wake you from the spell that bounded you to have no say in your LIFE. It's a thought process that really takes it's time, a process where you shouldn't mind the right choices and/or any mistakes, embrace them.

If anything...make the best out of your growth...
count each time you cry, each time you feel for another person,
each time you have angst against yourself....every little bit counts.

When waking up to the new path, to the renewed strength you thought you could never have, ponder  what really made you say, "Enough is Enough"...but don't get mad at what you think you've lost, because if anything, you've gained a new direction and a whole new VOICE where now you can say...

I Live because I want to  Live & this is where you can find me!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Letter To You (Pt.4)-->"Running"

Dear You,

As you most likely noticed, I was excited, relieved and so happy to hear from you were a breath of fresh air for me!

That same day I noticed how much I missed you...a certain something always makes me think of you, and that day for some reason, it made my heart miss you more than any other time...then your call made my heart jump all over again...what a coincidence? I think not : )

There's so much going on in both our world's, I know that we must stay focused on what we want out of our lives. At times I think to myself though... 

Why is it that I've had to jump through so many hoops to get here? Is it worth all the sleepless nights? Is it worth the uncertainty? Is it worth the struggle and sacrifice? Is it worth.... YOU?

As I try not to think so much, which is merely impossible because that's what I do best, I've been able to learn what's good and what isn't for my life and see the truth of the overall matter...which in this case is my happiness. I have to think of a long term effect...the choices I make today and tomorrow will shape my future, and as they say, "One will reap what they sew".  This is where this song "Running" comes into play for me....

What I wouldn't give to know that you're to be by my side when "Running to the Future" know that you inspire me to the point of the fact that all I can keep doing is keep "Running" give me so much of yourself in such a small amount of time that all I want to seem to do is "Run" with what you're able to bless me with. You never make me want to give up, if anything, every time I'm around you, you build me care.

I don't give into the "Unknown", because in all reality, tomorrow is never promised...we can only hope and pray that were able to continue onto the future. So many have said that I've done so much thus far without knowing what my outcome will be, although, in my heart, I'm in it for the long haul. One must not toy with the human emotion, that's why I know we came across each other at a perfect of us needed to heal, and the other has been able to supply that healing in many ways, yet the most important is that of the soul, which I'm glad to see that you're finding yourself and your voice.

You're shining more and more every know that I'm very proud of you, and keep on "Running"...cause I think we'll make it <3

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Discover the Lighter Side : )

I'll be the first one to say that LIFE can be overwhelming at times. We forget that were here, on this earth for a reason, to make the most out of what were given, and what were given, we've given it to ourselves.

To every dark side, there's a light side....just as when something tastes good, it can also taste pretty much comes with the territory. I'm sure we can ALL feel when the dark side takes over, it's NEVER fun and you always seem to feel a cloud looming around..yet also, it's normal to have to deal with the dark side, as I've mentioned before, it's how we take the experiences and whether or not we decide to learn from them.

After every dark side comes the light side...the side where you feel the energy, the warmth inside you...making you want to do nothing but SMILE! The symptoms are:

-->Hunger in the morning
-->Enjoy a shower/bath
-->Sing in the car on the way to work
-->Greeting everyone with, "Good Morning!" or "Good Afternoon!"
-->Indecisiveness doesn't exist
-->You actually enjoy the glare of the sun instead of wanting to hide from it
-->You smile for no reason
-->You splurge on yourself

Now...doesn't this sound like a Lighter Side of LIFE??!

It almost makes it sound like a cheezy, idealistic day for Mike Brady of the Brady Bunch...although it can be achieved...what's so bad about making sure you're looking out for yourself in the right way? Absolutely nothing!

A Lighter Side can really make a difference in how you're living day to day. I remember in my late teens I would always hear my Mom complain about this and that and how the sky was going to crumble if things didn't go her way...and I would say to her, "You know Mom, the more you worry the more wrinkled you're going to get...", let's just say..she wasn't amused! So true though...goodness gracious!

Overall, stay positive my friends for the world can offer you both the dark and light side...
it just depends on YOU for which one you choose to bring along for the ride.