Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Name That Tune

My cousin is pregnant too and on her registry they had these Rockabye Baby Lullaby Rendition CD's on their wish list, so I went home to check them out and I pretty much want every CD! They're CD's by some of the greatest artists and their most popular songs; but they're done in the sounds of an instrumental lullaby. They have greats like: The Beatles, Aerosmith, No Doubt, Cold Play, Bob Marley, The Beach Boys, Black Sabbath, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Elvis Presley, Guns N Roses, and SOOOOOO many more. They just released a Madonna version!  To see more go here

Here's a sample from Madonna's CD.... can you name that tune?
Lucky Star by rockabyebabymusic

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

Last night I was fortunate to see the new documentary "Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" at Tempe Marketplace. The reason I say I was fortunate enough is because well although Arizona is considered a top ten major city to live in, it's not technically known for its hip hop scene so when I found out a few months ago that Arizona would be screening the documentary, I bought the tickets as soon as I could.

This film is directed by comedian/actor, Michael Rappaport who is a huge hip hop lover and this documentary is his love letter to A Tribe Called Quest. I must say despite the controversy and animosity that was built up behind the scenes regarding it, I thought the documentary was very well done. The controversy started because Tribe wanted creative control over the film, but being as it's a documentary, Rappaport said it wasn't a good idea. Q-Tip felt that the documentary focused too much on the beef between he and group member, Phife and not on what Tribe did musically for the past 20 years. However, I don't agree with Tip, I mean, we want to see the rise, fall, and rise again of this legendary hip hop group. We want to see the truth and not just the sugarcoated side of it.

The documentary was entertaining, funny, full of hip hip history, and even tore at your heart strings a little at times. There was special guest appearances by the Beastie Boys, Common, Pharrell (yum), De La Soul, ?uestlove, and more. 

To check if it's coming to a city near you, click here! Don't sleep on this film!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SATC Prequel???

Rumor has it (although no contracts have been signed) that they may be coming out with a Sex and the City prequel which would follow Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte through their teens into their twenties, based on author Candace Bushnell's novels "The Carrie Diaries" (which I have and can't seem to get through because it is a yawn fest) and "Summer and the City."

The rumored cast includes Blake Lively as Samantha, Selena Gomez as Charlotte, Emma Roberts as Mirands, and Carrie's role would go to Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of Mary Kate and Ashley.

This is solely my opinion but don't eff with Carrie Bradshaw and the girls with this nonsense movie. Ugh. I hope this is all just a rumor!

Would you go see it?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bath & Body Works Halloween Preview

I went on a shopping spree today and went into Bath and Body Works and saw their new Halloween line. Fall is my most FAVORITE season; just think of the scents (pumpkin, spice, and everything nice), the food, the weather, the holiday's.....I'm getting excited just thinking about it. Anyway, back to the new halloween line, I fell in love with EVERYTHING and I can't wait to get paid again so I can go. LOL. Here's a few of the things I can't wait to get. Go here to check out the rest of their new halloween items.


Watch The Throne Documentary

I have a love/hate relationship with Kanye West, but I can't deny the man is a musical genius, and pair him up with one of my favorite emcee's ever, Jay-Z, and you have yourself a dynamic duo that nobody can touch. With the release of their highly anticipated collaborative album entitled, "Watch the Throne" out August 1st, check the mini-documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scene footage of their creative  process.

R.I.P, Amy Winehouse

Although we don't know the cause of her death just quite yet, it's hard to deny Amy's battle with drugs. Over the last few years, we've all witnessed her bizarre behavior and so we all speculate drugs were the cause of her death. Regardless if this is the case or not, I wish Amy peace now; as the daughter of a heroin addicted mother, I understand the disease Amy had and wish her family peace and comfort at this time.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure

Now that I'm pregnant, let me just tell you, I am in NO mood to sit around for 45 minutes doing my nails, so when I saw a commercial for the Sally Hansen complete manicure nail polish, I couldn't wait to run out and buy some. I found some on sale at Target this past weekend, and fell in love!

  • There's 5 steps in one bottle: base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat.
  • It has Vita-Care technology for advanced wear, more shine, and nourishing care. I put the color on Sunday night and it's now Friday evening and it's still on with no touch-ups needed and what's even better, NO CHIPS! 
  • They have 42 salon inspired shades and are conveniently for sell at all major drug stores. The price ranges from $4-$6
  • The brush is a little awkward but once you get used to it, it's easy peasy. 
Here's the color I got - Model Behavior 

Baby On Board

Some of you have hit me up saying I've been M.I.A lately and well I have a good excuse! I'm pregnant with my first child. I am beyond excites, thrilled, blessed, and very very much scared. Now that I am out of my first trimester I should be able to post more often..... if I can stop being lazy. LOL. I know a few of  you have kids, any advice? 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pictures Of The Day

I'm a few days late on this, but the pics still melt my heart. Pics of Victoria and David Beckham with their precious daughter, Harper Seven. Adorbs

Gwen Stefani Launching Children's Line!

I'm sooo excited. Gwen Stefani is teaming with our favorite store Target to bring major fashion to tots. She will be launching a children’s clothing line called Harajuku Mini at Target stores and starting November 13.
“Harajuku Mini is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids clothing you find in Japan. The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality and having fun getting dressed,” said Stefani. “Target has given me the creative freedom to design kid’s clothing that is different than most anything you usually see out there with great quality, attention to detail and most of all, available at amazing prices.”
As the name indicates, Harajuku Mini for Target will feature Japanese-inspired fashion forward designs priced from $3.99 to $29.99. The line is described as “Japanese street-style and infused with a Pop Art aesthetic”.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kardashians Do Nail Polish

These ladies are taking over the world! In their newest marketing scheme, the lovely ladies will be releasing a nail polish Kollection by O.P.I that hit stores this holiday for roughly $8 a pop. This is marketing gold if you ask me especially with nail polish names such as:

Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Listen to You Momager!
My Empire, My Rules
Follow Me On Glitter
Kourt is Red-Y for a Pedi
Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam
Wear Something Spar-Kylie
All Kendall-ed Up
Disco Dolls
Kendall on the Katwalk
It's All About the Glam
Sealed With a Kris
Kim-pletely in Love
Hard-Kourt Fashionista

Will you be checking for them?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Picture Of The Day

Friday, June 24, 2011

Way to Go, New York!

The New York state Senate voted in favor of same-sex legislation on Friday by a vote of 33-29. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign it into law soon and should go into effect 30 days later, meaning same-sex couples could begin marrying in NY by midsummer! 

New York now joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. 

What state will follow next??? Perhaps a state on the West Coast??? 

Equality for all! 

Jessica Biel and Pharrell Williams

Check out Jessica Biels new commercial for Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara. The actress stars opposite another baby daddy of mine, Pharrell Williams (who also wrote and produced the music in the ad).  Damn you, Jessica - you're so lucky! Love the song and commercial by the way (yes it's only because Pharrell is in it)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My New Crush

Lance Gross known for his role on TV show, House of Payne. Movies: Meet the Browns, and most recent Our Family Wedding (where I fell in love with him).


ELF Sale

ELF Cosmetic's are having yet another sale! This time 50% off their Studio line. Get your discount now. Sale ends Monday, June 27th! I already ordered 10 items for $20! Woop.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

DD on Bun B

I spot ANOTHER Dearly Departed hat on Bun B in the new E40 video "That Candy Paint". If some of you don't know who Dearly Departed is, they are street wear company and one half of the duo who own DD is my bf! So proud. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dearly Departed in the new Jawan Harris Video!

Do you spot the Dearly Departed hat? Yay to the boys over at DD! Very happy for my love.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Reversible Jeans... Would You?

Ever wish you could just turn your jeans inside out and get some extra mileage out of them before  laundry day? L.A.-based denim label Bleulab is giving wearers that option with reversible jeans that flip 

Alumina - kelly greenAlumina - cayman blue2to reveal another shade of blue or an even more striking and bright color like an emerald green. 
Founder and designer Carl Jones (he started Cross Colors back in 1989) uses double-sided fabric, sewn in pockets and two-way zippers and button closures to create pants that don’t actually look like you’re, well, wearing them inside out. Each pair is treated with a different wash, so one side might be a charcoal gray and the other a wax-coated black.
There are 20 color combinations in the line and four pant styles including a boot cut, skinny, wide leg and legging. Jones has also included a zip-up hoodie that’s black on one side, gray on the other and denim jackets that reverse to reveal a metallic side that’s flashier than the more subdued, standard blue side.
It’s an interesting concept that could provide more wardrobe choices, possibly less laundry (though ideally that wouldn’t be the case) and only slightly less obvious walks of shame.
Bleulab jeans range from $174 to $216 and are sold at Neiman Marcus Cusp and

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jlo Was a Backup Dancer for NKOTB?!?!?

I absolutely LOVED New Kids On The Block growing up... I swear I was going to marry Joey when I got older. And then Mrs. Jenny from the Block was my ideal throughout my 20's... I idolized that girl...I was pretty much a stalker. And come to find out, she was a backup dancer for NKOTB... hahahahaha. Loves it

Friday, April 29, 2011

Victoria & David Beckham look AMAZING!

Exquisite doesn't even cut it with these too. David and Victoria the incredibly good-looking couple did not miss a beat as they attended the Royal Wedding. David dawned a Ralph Lauren three-piece suit with his hair slicked back as pregnant wife, Victoria looked amazing in a roomy navy dress from her fall 2011 collection. Like the rest of the ladies in attendance, she wore a spectacular headdress by Phillip Treacy on her forehead and carrying a V.B. clutch all while doing it in a pair of six-inch Louboutins.

I love this pic of David putting his hand on Victoria's growing baby bump! Adorbs

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

Tonight, New York audiences get a chance to screen the new Michael Rappaport-directed, A Tribe Called Quest documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, but Billboard has just revealed that a nice chunk of the country is also going to get to see the film – which our own Winston Robbins declared as the “best film at Sundance” – for themselves in just a few weeks.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest will be screened for the general public in New York and Los Angeles on July 8th and is set to receive rolling releases over the following weeks in markets like San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.
Over 34 cities are included in the itinerary, which spreads the film as far west as Hawaii, as far north as Washington State, and all the way South to Miami, Florida. The last round of releases happens on August 12th when the film is slated to hit municipalities like San Antonio, New Orleans, and Kansas City.
Despite a band-issued statement supporting the release of the film when it debuted at Sundance months ago, much has still been made about Q-Tip’s gripes with the documentary, and even Rappaport has admitted to being a bit rattled by some of the negativity surrounding the release. “I expected to fight the finances, the studios, even the subjects a bit, but I didn’t know how bloody it would get,” he told Rolling Stone earlier this week. The 41-year-old comic actor turned director added that the band hasn’t seen the final cut with an audience yet and that he hopes that they will see the overall positive depiction of the band that he’s attempted to convey on screen. “It’s my love letter to them,” he said. “I hope we get past all this.”
See how lovey-dovey it really is at one of the releases listed below. Tickets to see tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) screening at the Tribeca Film Festival can be had here.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest release schedule:07/08 – New York, NY @ Sunshine
07/08 – New York, NY @ Empire
07/08 – New York, NY @ Magic Johnson
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Arclight Hollywoof
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Century City 15
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @Criterion Santa Monica
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Metreon
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Kabuki
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Century Centre
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ River East
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ CineArts Evanston
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ E- Street
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Georgetown
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Bethesda Row
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Shirlington
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Magic Johnson
07/22 – San Diego, CA @ Hillcrest
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Kendall Square
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Commons
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Embassy Waltham
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ritz 5
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ritz Center Voorhees
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Midtown
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Phipps Plaza
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shattuck
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Century Mountain View
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Marin Sausalito
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ CineArts Santaana Row San Jose
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Angelika
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Angelika Plano
07/29 – Houston, TX @ Edwards Greenway
07/29 – Austin, TX @ Violet Crown
07/29 – Austin, TX @ Arbor
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Pacific Place
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Metro
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Licoln Square Bellevue
07/29 – Portland, OR @ Cinema 21
07/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Oriental
07/29 – Detroit, MI @ Uptown Birmingham
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Marketplace
08/05 – Madison, WI @ Sundancen Cinemas
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Regal South Beach
08/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Tivoli
08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Cedar Lee
08/05 – Cincinatti, OH @ Esquire
08/05 – Honolulu, HI @ Kahala
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Bijou
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AMC Huebner
08/12 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway
08/12 – Columbus, OH @ AMX Lennox
08/12 – Dayton, OH @ Neon Movies
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Palace
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ AMC Studio Olathe
08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Broadway
08/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Keystone Art
08/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Regent
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Canal Place
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Elmwod
08/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Manor
08/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Colony Raleigh
08/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chelsea Chapel Hill

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beyonce's Move Your Body Music Video

Going beyond the call of duty, Beyonce has re-written her 2007 hit "Get Me Bodied" into a kid-friendly "Move Your Body" mix in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's fight against childhood obesity. Today, an official video was released that finds B leading a flash mob of kids dancing in the middle of a school cafeteria. According to the New York Times, the video will be played in schools across the country on May 3 as part of a "dance in"

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Beastie Boys Video Is EPIC!

There are soooo many cameos that I can't even keep them all straight. I love how they pay homage "fight for your right"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mama Knows How to Move

I love me some Heather Morris, better known to some of you as Brittany S. Pierce from Glee (which by the way, is my favorite character on the show).  Heather was the backup dancer for Beyonce and from this video you'll see why. She's dancing for Esquire's list of 50 Songs Every Man Should Be Listening To! 

Here's one of my favorite performances from her on Glee where she was Britney Spears. Sorry about the quality of the video. I tried finding a better one but I think because of copyright issues, there aren't any "real" videos of the show. 

Happy 420 From Dearly Departed

The boys over at Dearly Departed unveiled the Higher Living Pack; the collections focal point tee which features DPRTD's version of the Braunstein Brothers' iconic Zig Zag man. The repurposed logo now includes devil horns and the phrase "De Vie Plus Eleve", a rough, french translation of "The High Life". The pack, which also consists of a D logo grinder, cigar splitter, lighter and poster, will be available starting today at High Point Shoes, Aristocrats Boutique, and Dearly Departed's online shop.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Isn't She Lovely!?

Yay, congrats, Jenny Lo for making the cover of Peoples Most Beautiful Woman! 

Brazilian Blowout Unsafe?

Known as the Brazilian Blowout in the United States, the treatment surfaced around 2005 in Brazil, where a combination of high humidity and a largely mixed-race, curly haired population made for a nation of eager customers. It soon spread throughout North America and Europe.
Available in several brands, the process often contains varying levels of formaldehyde, which has been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a probable carcinogen. According to complaints, it has made some stylists cough and reddened the eyes of clients.
When hair-smoothing products containing formaldehyde or methylene glycol are heated, they can release small amounts of formaldehyde gas. The products' safe use is largely dependent on proper ventilation when they are applied.
"We urge customers to exercise caution in using these products," said John Bailey, chief scientist for the Personal Care Products Council."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Princesses on Ice

Last night I took my niece along with my sis-in-law to see Disney's Princesses on Ice. It was super cute and so much fun to see my niece have such a good time. She liked all the princesses but it wasn't until Minnie and Mickey Mouse came out that she went crazy. LOL.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hardcore Girls

Rye Rye debuted her new video "Hardcore Girls". I've recently been put up on Rye Rye, but all I can say is I am lovin her sounds, dance moves, and videos. This song right here will def be on repeat. Rye Rye is the first artist signed to M.I.A.'s record label N.E.E.T., imprint of Interscope Records. Her debut album, titled Go! Pop! Bang! was set to come out in March 2009, but its release was delayed and hopefully will be sometime in Spring 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Patrick's Law

If I can stop crying long enough I can maybe explain This handsome boy is Patrick. His human starved him to death, put his nearly lifeless and emaciated body in a plastic garbage bag, then threw him down the garbage chute in a Newark apartment building.

Days later and against all odds, a maintenance man saw the bag moving and discovered Patrick was alive... Barely.

This story has touched millions of people around the world, making Patrick the Poster Puppy for stronger animal abuse legislation.

No animal deserves to be abused, abandoned or neglected. It’s time to encourage and pressure your elected officials to support the upcoming bill called Patrick’s Law, where all animal abuse will be treated as a felony with lengthy prison terms and hefty fines imposed as punishment.

Support the movement by simply "liking" the page, or volunteer to help run "Official Patrick's Law Facebook Page" for their state!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sweet Valley Confidential

The books we all grew up reading our back (well if you were a child of the 80's). If you loved reading Francine Pascal's original book series, Sweet Valley Twins, and then, Sweet Valley High, then Sweet Valley Confidential will give you the fix you've been missing all these years.

The wildly popular books that were treasured by tweens and teen everywhere are making a triumphant return. Sweet Valley Confidential hit stores March 30th. 10 years after Sweet Valley High, the Wakefield twins are now 27 and dealing with adult issues.

Sweet Valley Confidential: 10 Years Later

The twins of Sweet Valley, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, have returned. Now all grown up, the two face all the challenges of adulthood -- love, careers, betrayal and sisterhood. This book is a summer read that will be a flashback for anyone who enjoyed the original. Light and fun, Sweet Valley Confidential will remind you why you couldn't put the Sweet Valley High books down as a teen. 

Carl's Jr. Has Gone Turkey

Is Carl's Jr. really going healthy? The chain, known for its sloppy calorie-packed Six Dollar burgers, will start selling a line of charbroiled turkey burgers today that are less than 500 calories. I am sooo there especially since I don't eat beef.

There will be 3 different kinds of turkey burgers:

  • Turkey Burger: Features a charbroiled turkey patty, ketchup, mayo, lettuce, red onion, tomato and pickle
  • Guacamole Turkey Burger: Features a charbroiled turkey patty, freshly-prepared guacamole, pepper-jack cheese, tomato, lettuce. 
  • Teriyaki Turkey Burger: Features a charbroiled turkey patty. teriyaki sauce, grilled pineapple, Swiss cheese, red onion, tomato, and lettuce. 
All are served on a toasted wheat bun. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

David Beckham Is A Fantastic Man

The soccer stud graces the cover of the Spring/Summer issue of the semi-annual men's fashion magazine, Fantastic Man. And all I can say is "hello, lover."