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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Make wonderful memories this evening, just don't become a memory; Don't drink and Drive. May your best day in 2010 be your worst day in 2011... have a safe and wonderful New Year!

iPic Theaters


A new Scottsdale Quarter theater that offers a luxurious experience that includes premium seating, cocktail lounge, freshly made concession items and a restaurant can be found at iPic Theaters. Recently opened on December 17th.

Located at 15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.  at the Scottsdale Quarter. Movie prices range from $14-$25 Sunday-Thursday, and $17.50-$25 Friday and Saturday. This does sound a little steep, but at least you know you won't be sitting next to teenagers making your movie going experience a living hell.

This would be an ultimate date-night or girls night out.


Prince & Cyndi Lauper!

Sometimes I wish I lived in NY, concerts out there, ALWAYS bring out the best performers and special guests. Prince brought out Cyndi Lauper to do their rendition of Jungle Love. Super jealous right now. 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My 2010 Beauty Must-Haves

I got this from Jenny and thought it was super cute idea, so I had to do one as well. Here are my beauty must-haves that I wouldn't have made it without in 2010; I'm sure I will be carrying many of them over to 2011 and looking forward to what other beauty items I will find in the new year!



1. Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash - Smells like brown sugar goodness!
2. Johnson's Body Care Lotion in Lavender & Chamomile - I love how the lotion is non-greasy!
3. Diamond Shine Hair Serum - It's from Sally's Beauty and I heart the way it smells and leaves my hair looking shiny and not oily.
4. E.L.F. - Zit Zapper - Great for pimples and waxing
5. Michael Kors Perfume
6. Surgi Wax - It's a do-it-at-home hair removal that doesn't use waxing strips. It took awhile to get used to but I love how you just apply the wax, wait for it to dry, and then peel the wax and hair off! Super easy.
7. Obagi Professional C Serum - It prevents premature signs of aging, protects against future damage, lightens and brightens skin. Thanks, Summer for introducing me to it!
8. Lush's Lip Scrub in bubblegum - makes my lips super soft and gets off all the dead/dry skin.
9. Maybelline's Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner in black...glides on smooth.
10. Oil of Olay Daily Facial Cloths.
11. ELF Warm Bronzer - I think my fav beauty find of 2010 by far!
12. ELF - Eyebrow Kit
13. ELF Nail Polish in Navy and Bubblegum Pink.

I forgot two other products: The 360 Clean Face Wash and Dove Deodorant in Fresh



What are your beauty must haves?


Don't Drink And Drive This NYE

This video isn't for the faint of hearts....it's pretty graphic but it does get the point across


Too many young people are dying at the hands of drunk drivers, take it upon yourself this NYE and call a cab if need be. Or Arizonans toasting this new year have another option to get home safely after the party.

AAA Arizona is offering free rides with its Tipsy Tow Service which provides a one-way ride for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle for up to 10 miles at no cost.  The service however, will not take you to the bar.

The service can be reached at 800-AAA-HELP between 6p.m. NYE and 6a.m. the next day.

Drunken-driving task forces will be operating in the state over the holiday weekend to catch those who get behind the wheel after drinking....don't be one of them!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Santa Came To Town

I think I was a very very good girl this year. I got all types of goodies this year for Christmas from shoes to movies. Here are some of my presents:

These are from the boss, well from the bonus money he gave us, nonetheless, thanks boss. Along with MAC and a black Poncho (think Kim K NOT rain poncho. LOL) that I've been dying for, I bought cord pants, a sweater and the below shoes.

Yes I did, my blue suede heels! Ha


This is from the BF:
Breakfast At Tiffany's Movie, Pink Wii Controller, Michael Kors Perfume, and Confessions of a Prairie Bitch Book (The Author is Nelly from the show Little House on the Prairie)


These bad boys came in handy today! 

Heart them...Rarrr.... yeah, that was a bad attempt at a leopard sound. 

Limoncello Alcohol is an Italian Lemon Liquor. It's served chilled and by itself, let me just tell you, one shot of this and you will be giggling for days !

And this is from my sister....I'm a huge Goofy fan, so she got me a sweatshirt. Loves it! 


And of course I got money and gift cards from the rest of the family. I heart everything and thank everyone for thinking of me!!! 

What'd you get for Christmas? 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zit Zapper

I know, I know, the name Zit Zapper doesn't sound too appealing, however, it is one of my favorite items form E.L.F cosmetics. Not only do I put it on those pesky little zits, but I use it after I wax my eyebrows and well lets be real, my damn mustache. LMAO. It takes the red away after I wax. And what's even better, it's only $1!!!!

This product zap zits away with the unique blend of salicylic acid, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and camphor. The special formula helps to fight and prevent acne, reduce redness and swelling, minimize pore size and clear skin. Absolutely love it!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Dita's Do It Yourself Book



Burlesque star Dita Von Teese, tweeted the above pic to promote her new DIY beauty book due out Mid-2011. I am so looking forward to this book. Dita is ALWAYS on her game when it comes to fashion and style.

By the way, for the photo shoot for the above pic, she did her own hair and make-up...now tell me you don't want the book!





R.I.P Teena Marie

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cheez-It & Merlot?

Um, is Chad Hugo hungry?!?! He said Cheez-It and Merlot in this N.E.R.D. video. And don't think I didn't hear you say ppropriate, Pharrell.... you messed that all up (check it around the 51 second mark). I still love you though baby!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kim K Gets Naked

Kim does it yet again....strips down to nada for W Magazine's Art issue.



Friday, December 10, 2010

Jenny From The Block

Incase you missed it, here's Jennifer Lopez on Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

I Am a Book Nerd!!

I love to read; always have, always will. I remember when I was in elementary and Jr. High I read the whole series of The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins. Now that I'm a grown-up, I've moved on to other books. Below are three MUST reads!

The first one, The Guardian was written by, Nicholas Sparks, who also wrote, The Notebook. Honestly, this book is a tear jerker, but it is soooo good. I told my sister to check it out at the library, she read it in 2 days. It's about a girl, Julie, whose young husband dies. After 4 years, she's finally ready to get back into dating but ends up being stalked by one of the men she meets. That little description doesn't do the book justice!

If you're not in the mood to cry, then you HAVE to read, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. Seriously one of the funniest yet most disturbing books I have ever read. The book is a true story of Tucker's wild-sexcapades-alcohol-filled-nights-out-on-the-town. I can honestly say that I LOL'd about 20 times while reading this book. 


The third book is a witty, funny, and a total chick book! Just like they have chick-flicks, this is a chick book. It's about a girl, Rachel, who sleeps with her best friends boyfriend. The book kept me entertained the whole time!






My Christmas List

Dear Santa,

Please bring me the following; I have been a really good girl... well kinda. Most of the time. Sometimes. Ahhh who am I kidding!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nicki Minaj Vs. Lil Kim

Rumor has it Nicki Minaj's new song, Roman's Revenge, is aimed at Lil Kim. Although Nicki has denied these allegations, it hasn't stopped Lil Kim from releasing a diss song titled, Black Friday (a play on Nicki's album title Pink Friday)
I listened to both songs and it sure does sound like Nicki's song is aimed at Kim. But not even because I can't stand Nicki and love me some Kim, but Kim goes HARD in the song. Haven't seen a good hip hop beef in awhile...makes them step their games up. Lets just keep it in songs though, ladies!

Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem - Romans Revenge by iseverything

 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

With all the potlucks and family get togethers during the holiday season, you may run out of ideas on what to bring. This recipe was given to me by a co-worker and honestly takes 5 minutes to put together because seriously, who doesn't love a caramel apple, but who has the time to make them!?! Below is a simple, beginners, recipe but will sure to please the palate of everyone you're with.

This recipe is easily tweakable (especially those who have a big sweet tooth and want more caramel flavor)

Start with two room temperature 8oz boxes of cream cheese in a bowl (it will be easier to blend)

Add one jar of Caramel sauce (like I mentioned earlier, if you would like to add more or less, you may, just follow your taste buds. I actually like Mrs. Richardson's Caramel Sauce better than Hershey's)

Blend all together using an electric mixer

Pour  into a serving dish

And then top with chopped unsalted peanuts (if you can't find chopped peanuts, buy the normal peanuts, and then put a handful in a plastic bag and smash the hell out of them with a large object)

Now get some granny smith apples and enjoy!

Dearly Departed Black Friday Sale

I know you ladies will be making the rounds on all the black Friday sales, why not head over to Dearly Departed website and pick up something for that special man in your life.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Redbull Soundclash

I'll be here tonight!



WHERE:
American Junkie (Block Party), 4363 N. 75th St. Scottsdale, AZ
WHEN:
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Doors open: 8:00 PM
Show starts: 9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $10 - Purchase tickets here
Age limits: 18+
HOST AND OFFICIAL DJS:
Akrobatik featuring DJ Senbad and DJR

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jennifer Lopez & Hubby for Kohls


Jennifer Lopez and hubby, Marc Anthony team up with Kohls to launch a clothing and accessory line for the department stores. Lopez's collection will include sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and sleepwear. While Marc's will offer sportswear, dress shirts, neckwear, accessories, suits, coats, and shoes. Expect to see the clothing next Fall.

All That Glitters

Oh Em Gee! I am in love with these heels that I just spotted on the Charlotte Russe website. These glitter platform pumps come in 3 colors and are a must have for the holidays. I may just have to go out and get my  pair this weekend. They're $35, but you can always count on Charlotte for their shoe sale. They're having their buy one pair get the second for $15!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Minnie Muse



Forever 21 and Disney Consumer Products have announced that they are collaborating on a new fashion line of apparel and accessories for young, fashionable women called "Minnie Muse" for Forever 21. The  new collection will be available at all Forever 21 stores nationwide and online at Forever21.com starting this week - just in time for the Holidays and before Black Friday.

The upcoming collection follows Minnie Mouse shopping in fashion capitals London, Paris and Tokyo in preparation for her line. Disney Consumer Products designed the special Minnie Mouse character art and style guide especially for modern fashionistas, just like Forever 21's customers. 

The style is fresh and portrays Minnie Mouse in a whole new way—leggy, modern and glamorous. Priced under $30.00, this is the first iconic "celebrity" muse for the fast fashion retailer's Twist Collection of clothing and accessories.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tis The Season

DMX Goes At Jay-Z


DMX went in on Jay-Z at a Scottsdale Arizona concert.
“Y-O, Y-O in this b*tch, n*gga,” DMX told a crowd of Arizona fans. “New York to AZ, New York to AZ, n*ggas must be crazy, f*ck Jay-Z! Ya heard? Ya heard? … What do y’all think is the state of the rap industry right now? I mean, you know, I’m an artist so I kind of have bias views but I think most these n*ggas suck! I think they not only suck, but they suck d*ck! I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, we’re real people. Most of us got jobs — but you got these n*ggas talking about Bentleys, mansions and pool parties, we don’t rock that sh*t son! So my take on it is, you got Patron in your cup? Good for you! You got a b*tch that wanna f*ck? Good for you! You sittin’ on 24′s? Good for you! You got Lamborghini doors? Good for you! Because at the end of the day? I ain’t got that sh*t…”
Man, I can't stop laughing! Don't get me wrong, X was dope back in his day and he might still be, but don't come at Jay and be mad at him for having money when your ass smoked all yours away! And I love how everyone comes at Jay hoping to resurrect their career... First Hammer, now X.. it's pretty sad if you ask me! 

Guess The Celebrity


It's not hard to see the resemblance to Madonna, it's her daughter Lola. But WOW how grown she looks.

N.E.R.D Dedicates Song To Chris Brown



N.E.R.D just revealed that the song "God Bless Us All" off their new album, Nothing, is dedicated to none other than Chris Brown.

Pharrell says "When you hear me say, 'Hold your head up lil bruh,' I'm talking about Chris, who added that Brown refers to him as Big Bro. "When I say, 'You're a Brown in this world that's black and white,' I wasn't talking about the fact that there are issues and you're either black or white. I was saying the world is just very clear. It's black and white."




Joint Of The Day

Get up on your hip hop, youngins! Foreign Exchange - "Maybe She'll Dream Of Me"


The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Official Music Video directed by Matt Koza) from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

Picture Of The Day



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dearly Departed Fall Release!

The boys over at Dearly Departed are doing it.... they just released their Fall clothing and it is dope!



I'll Finally Be Tall Enough To Ride Carnival Rides! LOL



I take pride in the fact that I can rock a dope pair of high heels without missing a beat. I could probably even run a marathon in my heels, however, this new 9 inch high heel named the Sky Heel which will be released next year and will be the tallest heel out, is a little intimidating to me!

The shoe will come in sparkly red or gold and will retail for less than $100!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tresseme Dry Shampoo

There are days I do NOT want to wash my hair, blow dry it, then flat iron it, so I look to dry shampoos to spray onto my hair, and go. Tresemme has come out with a new dry shampoo.

How it works:
  • Formulated with Mineral Clay to soak up excess oil and impurities to leave hair looking refreshed 
  • Contains Citrus Extracts to neutralize odor and enhance a clean feeling
  • Volumizes oily/straight hair that becomes limp in between shampoos, giving hair added body and bounce. 
  • Perfect for color-treated hair, it reduces the need to wash as frequently
My review: I used it the other day and the smell is better than other dry shampoos I've used in the past like Batiste Dry Shampoo from Sally's (which to me smelled more like chemicals than anything). Tresemme dry shampoo has a citrus smell which I liked. However, being as it has Mineral Clay in the ingredients, I swear I could feel the clay buildup on my hair. My hair felt so "waxy". Also, it seemed like I had dandruff! Gross. The product kept flaking in my hair, not attractive AT ALL! In addition, on my jet black hair, it left the powder residue on it, so it turned my hair grey.

I wanted to like this product being as I do like other Tresemme products, however, in all honesty, I am not a fan of this.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

127 Hours

I'm not a huge movie goer but this movie looks good



James Franco plays Aron Ralston, the hiker who in 2003 was trapped for four days under a boulder and had to amputate his own arm with a dull knife to survive. If that made your stomach turn, you're not the only one; it's being reported that at early viewings of the movie, between 13-16 people have fainted from watching it. Even so, I want to go see it.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Girlz Lyfe

I ran across this website and couldn't resist sharing. It's super cute and is filled with the most random girly stuff. Check out the website here.



Momiji BFF Message Doll are hand-painted resin message dolls. Turn them upside down...inside every one there's a tiny folded card for your own secret message...spread the love


Salt & Pepper Shakers

Sushi Soap
Cupcake Rings
Just be prepared friends....you may be getting something from this website for Christmas!