2 Things I Learned from Beyoncé During the Formation World Tour

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Two weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of being able to witness Beyoncé in concert for a second time. When Bey first announced this tour, I made sure I got my tickets this time because I missed On The Run in 2014. I made a vow to myself back then that I would never miss another Beyoncé tour for as long as I live. The Formation World Tour was not the first time I’ve seen Beyoncé live. The first Beyoncé concert I went to was the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour back in 2013. This was prior to the self-titled visual album being released and since I missed On The Run, there were quite a few songs that I hadn’t been able to see her perform live. So I would’ve been perfectly fine with Beyoncé touring without putting out a new album. But luckily Queen Bey decided to bless the BeyHive with another album in April, just days before her tour’s opening show. Every Beyoncé concert is an amazing experience but I walked out of the stadium two weeks ago feeling like I actually learned two major things from Mrs. Knowles-Carter.

Master your craft

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3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it will be here before you know it. I’ve already managed to find two gifts for my mother but I know that there’s quite a few people who may be struggling to find the perfect gift. I’ve been in that position many times before so I thought it would be helpful for me to share some of my go-to gift ideas for my mother.

Fragrances/Perfumes

I love to give people smell goods as gifts, but I really think it’s a good gift for a mother. The trick to making this a good gift is that you have to know what fragrance your mother will actually like. Therefore, you have to pay attention and you have to put a little effort into figuring out what she likes. This will be a lot easier to do if you regularly go shopping with your mother like I do. We don’t visit beauty counters a lot when we shop but when we do, I make sure I pay attention to anything that she likes. Fragrances aren’t something that most women buy a whole lot of. We typically buy one, maybe two, a year because they tend to be rather pricey. Continue reading

Let’s Get In Formation!

I’m going to see Beyoncé!

On Monday February 15th, I was sitting at home instead of at work because it snowed in my city. At 10:00am that morning, I was frantically refreshing the Ticketmaster app that I have on my phone. By the way, I don’t have a computer at my apartment yet. That’s why I was using the app instead of the website. I’ll have my Macbook Pro very soon though. Anyway, I was using the BeyHive presale code that I received in my email from Beyoncé’s official website last week. But my app kept saying that there were no tickets available. Now, I know that Beyoncé can sell out a stadium in 10-20 minutes BUT it was 10:01. There was no way all the tickets were gone in one minute. So I opened my Twitter app to see if anyone was in Ticketmaster’s mentions complaining about an issue. And of course… hundreds of people were saying that the BeyHive presale code was not working. A few minutes later, I saw that someone that I follow on Twitter was able to get tickets to another show that had gone on sale that same day. So I knew that there had to be a way for me to get my tickets. I checked Ticketmaster’s mentions again and I saw someone say that they had heard the new BeyHive presale code was… “Beyonce” (without the accent mark). So I tried that… AND IT WORKED.

When I wasn’t able to go to the On The Run tour with Beyoncé and Jay Z, I was crushed. And I vowed to myself (and my parents and my then-boyfriend/now-fiance) that I would never miss a Beyoncé tour again. So I started a Beyoncé emergency fund and I actually didn’t have to use it this time around but if I ever need to, I’ve got my coins ready.

Hey Beyoncé girl, see you on May 3rd!

PS. I got FLOOR SEATS! 🙂