Friday, December 31, 2010

Hit Or Miss: Kim Kardashian

Kim K. was recently spotted rocking cornrows and I must say, despite all the negative comments I've heard, I still think they look kind of cute on her. What do you guys think? Is it a hit or a miss?

Here she is close up. (BTW she looks gorgeous without all that makeup!).

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Know What You Are Putting On Your Body

Most of us are really picky about what kind of food we eat but we aren't really that picky when it comes to what we put on our skin. A lot of products out today are full of carcinogens and ingredients that are known to be dangerous for humans and bad for the environment. Next time you are shopping for a new lotion, shampoo, or blush just do a quick search for the product on Skin Deep's cosmetic safety database to find out whether the product you swear by may be harming you. I'm not telling you what you should or shouldn't buy but you should at least know what you are putting on your body.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ring in 2011 In Style

Hey guys! Since the new year is quickly approaching I decided to do a post of some of my favorite celebrity inspired New Year's Eve looks. No item is priced over $50 and each individual look is less than $100.

1. Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars

My first look is inspired by one of Lucy Hale's promo pics for her TV show Pretty Little Liars.

And here's how I recreated the look.

2. My second look is inspired by a dress that Rihanna wore during one of her performances. Here's the look on her.

And here's how I recreated it.

3. This is probably my favorite look of the three. It was inspired by Halle Berry at this year's Spike TV Scream Awards. Here's the look on her.

And here's how I recreated it.

Halle Inspired New Year's Look

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What are you guys planning to wear for New Year's?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Music Spotlight: Eric Benet Sometimes I Cry

Here is a video of Eric Benet's single Sometimes I Cry. This song is the truth and his voice is amazing! I haven't heard singing this good since...I can't even remember. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hit Or Miss: Halle Berry

Halle Berry arrived at the LA premiere of her new movie Frankie and Alice wearing a black and gold Balmain suit. Personally, I usually think Halle looks absolutely amazing but I really just am not feeling this look. The suit fits her extremely well however, the pattern combined with the gold sparkle is just overkill.

What do you guys think? Is this a hit or a miss?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wish List: Talullah Tu Fabric Jewel Earrings

I am absolutely in love with these earrings! They currently retail for $55.17 on and are available in navy (pictured) and camel. If you must snatch up a pair, please make sure you save one for me!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Young Fearless Hollywood

I am about three months late seeing this, but I recently saw a cover for Fearless Magazine featuring 8 young black actresses. Dubbed the class of 2010, Fearless Magazine defines the women as "young women who continue to pursue their dreams regardless of obstacles". I am a huge supporter of positive female images and seeing this really made my day. It would be nice if more positive images of women, especially women of color, were shown so that young girls would see that they can aspire to be more than just a groupie, baby mama, or dependent on some man for their very existence. Everyday, young women set goals and build successful careers (and they look good doing it!). There's no reason you can't do the same thing. Aim high. How big you dare to dream and how hard you are willing to work are the only things that can limit you!

Unfortunately, some of these actresses have yet to get the recognition they deserve which leaves them almost unrecognizable to a substantial portion of the public. So allow me to introduce them.

1. Tia Mowry

Tia is probably most famous for her role with her twin sister on SIster, Sister. However she has also done a number of movies and is currently starring in her own hit TV show The Game which will begin airing in early January on BET.

2. Lauren London

Unfortunately, many people only know her as one of Lil Wayne's baby mama's. I think we are all allowed some missteps and that is definitely one of hers. But she is also an actress. Though her resume isn't that great just yet, I think we just may be seeing more from her in the future. I'm rooting for her!

3. Naturi Naughton

Most people know Naturi from her days as a member of the R&B singing trio 3LW but these days she has ventured into acting and even made an appearance in season 4 of the Emmy award winning series Mad Men.

4. Monique Coleman

If you have a tween (or even know one), then I'm sure you have seen this girl many times. She rose to fame with the successful High School Musical franchises. She also competed on season 3 of Dancing With the Stars finishing 4th place (another robbery if you ask me!). Hopefully soon she'll be able to break away from her Disney background and enter a more mature career.

5. Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer starred along side Damon Wayans in the hit ABC series My Wife and Kid's. She has also guest starred in a number of other shows and was even a spokesperson for Neutrogena. She is currently married and a young mom to a 1 year old daughter.

6. Kyla Pratt

Kyla starred in her own television series, One on One, for a number of seasons. She also starred in the Dr. Dolittle movies and voiced Penny Proud for the hit Disney animated series The Proud Family.

7. Tiffany Hines

Tiffany is currently starring in the hit CW series Nikita.I personally have never watched the show but I hear she's pretty good.

8. Chyna Layne

Chyna is probably most recognized for her portrayal of Rhonda, one of the troubled teens in the Oscar nominated movie Precious. She is also a producer.

So there you have it. The next time someone tells you there are no young, respectable, successful black women in the entertainment industry, send them to this list. And don't forget to check out the website for Fearless Magazine here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Celebs "Die" For World Aid's Day

In case you didn't know, today is World Aid's Day. We all know that HIV/AIDS is a terrible disease that has stolen many away much too soon. And the worst part is, contracting this disease is completely preventable. If you have the finances, I would encourage you to support AIDS awareness. If you don't have money, there is no excuse as to why you shouldn't take the time to educate yourself because prevention is currently the best weapon we have against this terrible disease. Let's pray that one day we find a cure.

That being said, I found the recent celeb campaign for Keep A Child Alive to be a tad bit disturbing. In honor of World Aids Day, a number of celebs joined Alicia Keys in an effort to draw awareness to the virus by vowing to "die" digitally. That means no twitter or facebook until 1 million dollars is raised for the Keep A Child Alive foundation.

Personally I think the "digital death" is a great idea. However, to me it is a little eery for people to pose in coffins when they aren't actually dead. I don't know why Hollywood is so hell bent on making death look glamorous. If you go to the Keep A Child Alive website, you will see that a number of the participating celebs were not actually photographed in the coffins. But of course, they aren't the ones getting all the press. For the ones that did pose, I guess to each his own. Would I have done it? Absolutely not. But maybe this campaign will actually help to save some lives. At the end of the day that's the most important thing.

Here are a few pics of some of the celebs who posed.

EDIT: Unfortunately this campaign was not successful. The posing in coffins idea was a complete fail! If you think your fans love you so much that they are going to use their hard earned money to give you back your digital life, then why would you think that they would want to see you lifelessly lying in a coffin?? It is beyond disturbing...

2010 Soul Train Awards Best Dressed

There were definitely a lot more misses than hits at this year's Soul Train Awards but I still managed to compile a list of my top 5 favorite looks of the night.

5. Melanie Fiona and Keyshia Cole

4. Keshia Knight Pulliam

3. Faith Evans

2. Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson

1. Eric Benet

What were some of your favorite looks?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This Is Exactly Why I No Longer Watch Music Videos

Keri Hilson's new video The Way You Love Me was "mysteriously" leaked online this week (yeah I'm not buying that either). This video is just simply too much. At the beginning, Keri introduces the female celeb cameos (which include JoJo, Faith Evans, and Dawn Richards) who all play some kind of gun carrying gangsters (and yes they all look as stupid as it sounds). Then we get to spend the rest of the video watching a scantily-clad Keri gyrate all over any and everything while making sexually explicit gestures with her hands. I guess the only thing that people know how to put into music videos these days is sex and violence. And people wonder why young girls today are so sexually immoral and lack self respect.

In case you haven't seen the video here it is.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Music Spotlight: Keke Palmer

Disney Channel star Keke Palmer recently released a video for her song The One You Call. The video (which she paid for herself) was kind of cute. I still can't believe this is the same girl from Akeelah and the Bee.

Anyway, it's nice to see a young girl that is actually putting out positive images. I wonder why more young girls don't look up to girls like her rather than Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus.

For those of you who haven't seen the video here it is.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tyra Strikes Again

Tyra Banks: high fashion model, runway diva, Emmy award winning talk show host, executive producer, and philanthropist. Just when you think Tyra has done it all, she does something new. Now Ms. Banks can officially add the title of director to her long list of accomplishments. During last night's episode of America's Next Top Model, Tyra made her directorial debut when she shot a motion editorial featuring the four remaining girls. I was extremely impressed. The reverse hair flipping was hot! It was a little dark for my taste, but overall I thought it worked.

Here it is in case you missed it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hit or Miss: Katy Perry

Katy Perry made an appearance at Nordstrom in NYC today for the release of her new perfume Purr. When I first saw her in this Zac Posen dress, I loved it, but the picture I saw was taken from the waist up. Once I saw the whole dress, I wasn't really a fan of the bottom. However, overall, I still think she looks stunning.

What do you guys think? Is this a hit or a miss?

Why Is Bristol Palin Even on DWTS?

The show is called Dancing with the Stars so why is Bristol on it? Is she actually a "star" now? At the beginning of the season she was introduced as a motivational speaker. I wasn't aware that she had a career at all.

I actually felt kind of sorry for Bristol. Her dancing was absolutely terrible! I was hoping for her sake that she could get at least one good dance during the season just to spare herself the humiliation. But she was never anywhere near good enough to be in the finals.

In response to the other dancers, mainly Maks (Brandy's partner), questioning how she was able to remain in the competition given the fact that she can't dance, her response was "The show is all about taking someone who has never performed, never danced and turning them into a dancer. I guarantee that I am the most improved. I really do work my butt off".

Ok first off the show doesn't take people who have never performed. Maybe they've never danced professionally but they have all performed somewhere before. Except for you Bristol, which is why I ask again, why were you on the show?

Second even if the show were about turning someone into a dancer, does she really think that's what happened to her? Anybody can learn choreography but you can't teach rhythm. Sorry dear, you are by no means a dancer.

Third, the person who wins shouldn't get it for being most improved. It should be because they were the best dancer. And she simply was not. Even Florence Henderson was much better than her and she was in her 70s.

And most importantly, this is a dancing show. It's not about transforming people, or giving them a platform to be a voice for unwed teen moms. Either you can dance or you can't. That's all the show should be about. Who you are, or in this case who you know, has nothing to do with your ability to dance. I'm sure Bristol is a nice person, but she is not a dancer and this is a dance competition.

Unfortunately Brandy was robbed. But at least she still has her career. Hopefully we'll be hearing some new music from her soon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Brandy Eliminated from DWTS

Brandy was sent home from Dancing with the Stars tonight after receiving a perfect score from the judges for her Argentine Tango Monday night. She was definitely deserving of a spot in the final 3 and I am shocked that she was sent home. This is the exact reason why I normally don't watch shows like this. It is not about talent. It's just a popularity contest. Smh.