so judging from the comments i've read on other sites about jennifer hudson's pre-grammy gala dress, folks ain't feeling it. not one bit.
and of course, i love it! what?! purple. leather. exagerrated shoulders. loving it! i'd rock the heck out of it - minus the shoes; i'd have to make another shoe choice.
anywho, lots of outfits to marvel at on celebs last night at davis' annual pre-gala. check out concreteloop.com for more.
check out her etsy shop to see the rest of her goodies (makeup pouches and bags - you must check out the tani bag): missprettyperfect.etsy.com
gang starr + nice & smooth. 1992.
lemonade was a popular drink and it still is ...
and i still want to know what dwyck is?
please tell me yawl remember jean nate'. you don't? man, jean nate' was the staple fragrance of the late 80s/early 90s. if i close my eyes and concentrate i can still smell the scent.
so here's the story because you know i always have a story with the we used to rock posts. i was in 7th grade and mrs. something - i can't remember her name but she used to wear a jheri curl - used to wear it faithfully. she was the assistant softball coach and yes i played (i.e. warmed the bench) for about a week. i couldn't figure out if she was heavy-handed with it or if it was just that strong but i loved it. i asked her what she wore, she answered jean nate' and i went straight home and asked my mom if she could buy me some.
so mom bought me some eventually and i wore my jean nate' after bath splash daily. it's absolutely funny to me now because if i was to smell it today, the scent would irritate the heck out of me.
of course i had to google it and see if they still sell the stuff. and they do. all over the place. same bottle, same logo. it can be all yours for less than 10 bucks.
it's called just brew. it's a nude color for us chocolate mamis and still has a slight pop so it doesn't look too blah like other nude colors. i love it. did i tell you how much i love it? i wore it to church today and it's such a perfect every day color that i need to go snag another tube.
what you need:
1-1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup soft butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp orange liqueur (definitely grand marnier)
2 tbsp tequila (don julio)
fresh squeezed lime juice
buttercream or vanilla frosting (+ tsp of lime juice, grand marnier and don julio for frosting)
- preheat oven to 325 degrees
- prepare your cupcake pan with the liners
- in a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients first: flour, salt, sugar, baking powder
- add the wet ingredients: egg, butter, milk, lime juice, grand marnier, don julio
- blend well by hand or mixer (on low speed) and add batter to cupcake pan. bake until cupcakes appear brown or toothpick comes out clean - about 15-20 minutes. do not overcook.
- add lime juice, grand marnier and don julio to ready-made buttercream or vanilla frosting. spread frosting after cupcakes have cooled.
sounds interesting, huh? no. it actually sounds kinda gross. i need to find a pina coloda cupcake recipe or something. that sounds a whole lot better than some tequila. but i may just give it a try and see what everyone thinks. you can also check out another patron cupcake recipe over at fiercefoodie.com.
eat and be merry.
let's back up. the lace-front wig creates a new hairline so that the wig hair looks more natural - like it's growing out of your scalp.
... knowing good and well i had no business using this soap on my face. and don't get me wrong, it works for some. for me though, my skin just needs a little more tlc.
so i'm on to the next one ...
... mary kay! and i love it. i use the ultimate miracle set that includes everything pictured above - cleanser, moisturizer, a day and a night solution - plus a microdermabrasion set, the eye creme and foundation. all of their sets come with foundation and i give them kudos for having excellent color matches.
so yeh, this is my new new. so far, so good. i've been using it consistently since christmas. my skin looks brighter. and clearer.
oh and don't sleep on their make-up either. i bought some fabulous mascara for 10 bucks.
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yeh, niece, i'm feeling this one. this used to be my song. i did a little digging and found out this one isn't as old as i thought. i was thinking junior high. no. more like 10th grade, 1994, by one hit wonder, ahmad.
ahmad was straight out of the west coast, rhyming nostalgically about his teenage years.
and lastly, this song is well fitting this week because it features a sample from my hometown great, the late teddy p., love tko. enjoy ... oh and the annoying tag in the middle of the video will go away ...
ahh make-up. had to re-up on the essentials like make-up remover and a cosmetic bag and the fun stuff like glosses and shadows. no mac for me today. i did my damage at eyeslipsface.com (like a true recession'ista) and managed to stay under $20 thanks to this coupon code:
text 'yele' from your phone to 501501 and $5 will automatically be charged to your phone bill. all proceeds will go to relief efforts to help haiti deal with the aftermath of this horrible earthquake that has claimed so many lives.
yele is wyclef's organization. you can visit the site at yele.org
so i've heard so much about these ebook readers, i had to read up and see what all the talk is about.
the nook is by barnes & noble. it must be living up to its hype because their website says that it's temporarily out of stock until next month.
this style allows you to choose from a million titles and access 1,500 books, newspapers and magazines. they come with pretty cute cases, too.
personally, i like my books the old school way - 2 covers and pages in the middle. i understand the convenience but i'm thinking my mom may appreciate this even more than i would. i just may have a mother's day idea already.
check it out here. it goes for $259.
furthermore, i'm surely getting old. because these gimmick over-night celebrities and these tired existing stars (um, beyonce), hardly excite me. i'm looking forward to monica and tasia coming back with some real singing. how about you? we shall see ...
eunice johnson passed away last sunday at the age of 93. co-founder of ebony magazine (which she started with her husband, john johnson who passed in '05) she was the creator of the ebony fashion fair, a yearly country-wide fashion tour that helped give exposure to black designers and models and raised a lot of money for many civil rights efforts. she was also one of the first to market cosmetics for black women through her line - fashion fair cosmetics.
nicole christie, a spokeswoman for the store says: "it will not happen again. we are committed 100% to make sure this practice is not happening anywhere else, as it is not our standard practice."
never mind the huge go-green iniative of practically the whole country. it's just dumb. if they're embarrassed, they should be.
read the full story over at newyorktimes.com.