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!

American Junkie (Block Party), 4363 N. 75th St. Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Doors open: 8:00 PM
Show starts: 9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $10 - Purchase tickets here
Age limits: 18+
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 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 may be getting something from this website for Christmas! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jo Koy @ The Improv!

Filipino comedian, Jo Koy, will be at the Tempe Improv Nov. 4th-6th. Yes, I am a little biased because he's Filipino, but he's actually hilarious. Tickets will run around $22! Get your tix here

Just In Time For The Holidays

Mr, High Point, and Dearly Departed teamed up to bring you their first cut and sew piece. Pre-sale orders are available now for the down vest and will come with a free 3 way collab t-shirt. The actual release date will be on November now. Purchase yours soon because they won't be around for long! Get yours here

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

N.E.R.D New Video "Hypnotize You"

Why oh why wasn't I asked to be in the video?? I'm cuter than some of those girls....and those "outfits" the cami and undies, I wear that EVERY night to bed (ok, that may be TMI) but my point is that could be me! LOL. I am soo hatin right now and I don't care!

Rock The Vote!

Lanvin For H&M Lookbook Is Finally Here!

The collection hits 200 H&M stores on November 23 so mark your calendars! The collection includes a chic line for guys as well. But if pretty party dresses are more your thing, then get ready ladies. Prices vary from $9.95 for a pair of tights to $39.95 for a T-shirt and $249 for the most expensive dress. Oh and ya know what else? All the shoes, jewelry, sunglasses and handbags featured in the photos are part of the collection, too! Check out the rest of the lookbook here

Monday, November 1, 2010

Maybeline Falsies Mascara

I finally decided to purchase the Falsies mascara (I mean the commercial sold me), so when I first took the wand out of the mascara, I thought it was going to break on me. I'm still unsure about the wand, it freaks me out and I've been using the mascara for a few weeks now; the wand seems so flimsy to me but I kept on using it. All in all, the product did in fact make my eyelashes longer than they normally are. However did I feel that my eyes were as dramatic as they normally are when I do wear false eyelashes? Not in the least. Do I recommend this product? Sure, just realize that you won't be seeing your lashes all hella long and "false" looking. I've stalked a few other websites and they all seem to love the product and their eyelashes look amazing! Maybe I did mine wrong. LOL.

Before - Don't be laughing at my eyebrows that need waxing! eek! 

After - Yes, the product clumped for me.... don't know what I did wrong. Ha! But as you can see, my lashes are longer than without the mascara. 

E.L.F Forever!

I think I am slowly becoming obsessed with E.L.F cosmetics. I've noticed that I'm ordering from them like twice a month. LOL. I received my newest order and I'm super excited to share with you all my goodies!

1. Mineral Face Primer - $6 - Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores, and fine lines. I've used it for a few days now and I absolutely LOVE it!

2. Studio Cream Eyeliner in Purple w/ wand - $3- haven't used it yet.... planning on using it tomorrow. I will keep you posted on what I think about it.

3. Mineral Blush in Peachy - $5 - It creates a subtle color of definition that added radiance and a nice glow. Again, I LOVED this product.

4. Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebrity - $3 - I previously did a post on another color Caffeinated, so I needed another color to go with that, and that's where Celebrity comes in. There are a few more colors I plan on ordering this week (I told you, I'm obsessed)

5. Zit Zapper (you heard me right) - $1 - Zaps zits away with the unique blend of salicylic acid, tree tea oil, witch hazel and camphor. The special clear formula helps ti fight and prevent acne, reduce redness and swelling, minimize poor size and clear skin. Thankfully I haven't had a breakout, but you know that time of the month is coming so I'm sure I'll be needing this.

6. Eye Brightener - $3 -Perks up those tired eyes and diminishes the appearance of dark shadows. Infused with Chamomile, Greet Tea, Mulberry and Vitamins C & E to nourish, tighten and refresh! Great for using as an eyeshadow base or around the nose, lips, and anywhere you want to brighten and revitalize.

7. Mineral Lipstick in Runaway Pink - $5 - Exotic oils and natural waxes, vitamins, and plant extracts creates the perfect moisturizing formula. This color reminds me of MAC's "Angel" color....perhaps a little lighter, but very similar.

*All their mineral makeup is 100% mineral bases with no parabens, no preservatives, and no chemical dyes.

Scott Vincent Borba (you know Borba skincare at places like Sephora?) is the co-founder of E.L.F cosmetics!