Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It’s New Year’s Eve…Need Something To Do?


It is New Years Eve and we are ready to pop bottles!
Don't have plans???? Well now you do, check out the local happenings and remember its formal or semi formal tonight. No jean and Nike Boots/Timbos, keep it classy!

HAVE FUN & DON'T DRINK & DRIVE

Raheem DeVaughn @ 7pm
The Rupublic
1355 U ST. NW
Washington, DC

Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ 9pm
9:30 Club
815 V ST. NW (that’s 9th & V for non locals)
Washington, DC

Fur Night Club
Offering a 3 hour open bar, live DJ and a live broadcast of the ball drop
33 Patterson ST. NE
Washington, DC

Ibiza Night Club
Offering a New Years Eve celebration 4 hour open bar and party with WKYS 93.9
1222 1st ST, NE
Washington, DC

Love Night Club
Casino Royale
1350 Okie ST. NE
Washington, DC

Wu Tang Clan tonight @ 8:00
Sonar and Talking Head Club at Sonar
407 East Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD
Wu-Tang will also be at the 9:30 club 1 January @ 7pm

For those who won’t have a hangover in the morning, check out New Years day Brunch at B. Smiths or the Carlye.

Happy New Year’s

I’ll return with the hawtest of the haw, my fav moments of 2008, and more after I finish celebrating the New Year & My B-day.

Holla!

Are You Wearing The Right Undergarments?


Okay people I know I’m guilty of wearing the granny panties, but I also know when not to wear them. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE always have the twins on point, if your ta-ta’s are sagging you are looking a straight mess! It is a must that you have on a good bra, not an expensive bra but a good bra…one that fits. Soooo whether you are heading out to the club or to the office follow these simple directions and you can’t go wrong.

Most people can do the thong thing, but if you are anything like me you will invest in boy shorts or complete coverage panties (the ones that are marked invisible panty line). These panties will give you an invisible line while wearing a skirt or pant that is tailored to fit. And if you dare to wear white or winter white please wear a nude or black panty and leave the white, color, or designed panties for another day.

The key to a perfect bra is one that fits, have your breast measured and go from there. You will be measured in three different areas under bust, upper bust and full bust. Now I’m not an expert on how this works because I have it done at the department stores, but once done you will have the best fit and look for life.
When buying a bra consider what you are wearing and where you are wearing it to. Since there are so many different rules to wearing a bra use your best judgment. The best every day comfortable bra would be a demi or one that offers full coverage.
For those who love sheer clothing and the place does not call for attention leave the jeweled and lace in the draw and opt for an opaque bra & panty.

The bra rule is the same as the panty rule when wearing white…wear black or nude, the closer to the skin color the better…but for us chocolate beauties, any nude or black is good.

*Remember the key to fashion is to always be comfortable while cute, not cute and uncomfortable!*

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Not A Businessman, I'm a BUSINESS...MAN!



Everyone knows how much I love Jay-Z and have always said that Damon Dash would be the down fall of Roc-A-Fella and he was. He tried to claim bamma azz Cam’ron would be the next VP…yeah right! Dame stayed in front of the camera as if he was the one who wrote the rap all the while my boy played the background. Then out of know where Jigga made a move to show the world how smart he was, how Dame was just a mouth piece and nothing more. Dame Dash Music Group, a joke! Show me where those artists are. Beanie Sigel, Freeway, State Property all knew where home was, yeah Beanie wanted to step out for a hot second, but you know the saying “There’s no place like home.”

Anyway, there is a documentary that is suppose to be released and will bring light on the break up of Roc-A-Fella Records and guess what? A former employee Choke No Joke would have released it earlier as “I Am Choke No Joke” but back in May 2008 he did an interview with on takdatish and said the following:
Choke No Joke


NYC: You mentioned in the YouTube clip that you had certain footage of certain people in certain predicaments. You were saying "You better watch it! I'm going to put that out!"
CHK: Yeah. But you know what? I'm not. Because all that's going to do is give him more light. I have a documentary that I did titled I Am Choke No Joke that I was going to release. That's just one thing. I have a lot of footage that could bury him but I'm not wasting my energy.

NYC: Choke No Joke documentary?
CHK: Yeah and I was going to put that out. I sent a copy to Dame and to Jay Z because it explains the breakup of Roc A Fella. I ain't hear nothing from Dame. I never released it! If I did TRUST ME it would be the biggest thing out there! I guarantee it! I put my life on it! It'll be everywhere. But when I sent it to Jay Z he asked me not to put it out and just let him die. He said releasing it will only bring Dame back to the light.

Well all the blogs are buzzing about the docudrama being released summer 2009 and if it ever hit the streets I will be watching it. I will be standing in line pulling a Tyrone Biggums if need be.

Hov reminds Damon Dash everyday that he was not a star in his lyrics, in his business ventures, and in his life. There are two songs and two lyrics that stand out to me right now and I will post them and let it ride, because we all know I can and will defend Jay everyday all day.
Dame needs to take a look back and remember these words

“I see I said, jealousy I said
Got the whole industry mad at me I said
Then B.I. said, "Hov' remind yourself
nobody built like you, you've designed yourself"
I agree I said, my one of a kind self
Get stoned every day like Jesus did
What he said, I said, has been said before
"Just keep doing your thing," he said, say no more”
THE BLUEPRINT2:THE GIFT & THE CURSE-"A DREAM"

And then when you think you can make another Jigga repeat the words from “Lost One”
and realize you were a pawn in his chess game.

“I heard motherfuckers saying they made Hov
Made Hov say, "OK so, make another Hov"
Niggaz wasn't playing they day role
So we parted ways like Ben and J-Lo
I should've been did it but I been in a daze though
I put friends over business end of the day though
But when friends, business interests as they go
Ain't nothing left to say though
I guess we forgot what we came fo'
Should've stayed in food and beverage
Too much flossing
Too much Sam Rothstein
I ain't a bitch but I gotta divorce them
Hov have to get the shallow shit up off him
And I ain't even want to be famous
Niggaz is brainless to unnecessarily go through these changes
And I ain't even know how it came to this
Except that fame is
The worst drug known to man
It's stronger than, heroin
When you could look in the mirror like, "There I am"
And still not see, what you've become
I know I'm guilty of it too but, not like them
You lost one”
KINGDOM COME-"LOST ONE"

There is only one and sorry to say, Damon Dash, You ARE NOT THE ONE!

I Am Music Tour: Lil Wayne & T-Pain

Tonight is the night to party with two of hottest dudes in the game right now...Lil Wayne & T-Pain. The two will be appearing at the Verizon Center tonight at 7pm…Don’t have your tickets yet, you better hurry to the box office or call your local stations and try to win tickets.
Also feature Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, & Gym Class Hereos

Here's a preview of what you can expect


In Stores Now!
The Quilt-Gym Class Heroes
A Different Me- Keyshia Cole
Tha Carter III- Lil Wayne
Thr33 Ringz- T-Pain

One day we will get a Keri Hilson CD, but for right now enjoy the many singles she has out including "You Turnin Me On"

Fashion Is Not A Luxury!

For those who could not afford to shop in the major department stores or boutiques they were offered cute and fashionable pieces at Steve & Berry; this came in handy especially when you have children who want to dress like their favorite stars. Well now that the store Steve & Berry will be officially closing in January what will happen with the Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker’s clothing line Bitten.


Well according to the actress she would like to resume the cheap but cute line at the discounted prices. Well I have a few ideas as to where this line should be offered, but I would like to hear your opinions….Wal-Mart can use an upgrade in the clothing world, and we all know Target is on point with the celebrities that style for the store, but what about putting it in one of the department stores….or offering it on-line.

The store also offered clothes and accessories designed by other celebrities such as Venus Williams “ELEVEN”, Amanda Bynes “DEAR”, and NBA Star Stephon Marbury “STARBURY”.

You can’t beat buying a complete outfit (accessories included) for under $40.00.

Monday, December 29, 2008

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT


It seems that Beyonce has stepped out of pocket and Janet Jackson will be the one to put her back in place. According to a posting on Bossip, my fav site, Beyonce has said that Janet Jackson and family were lower class and her (Beyonce) parents didn’t use her to get out of a bad situation.

Here is the quote:
“I grew up upper class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as family, so people assume we’re like the The Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation. “
Now if Beyonce did say this she better do some fast talking to get out of this one because she is dead wrong. And although Joe Jackson was a little crazy and boarder line with child abuse those kids worked hard and accomplished what most would never achieve in a lifetime.

HANDS DOWN MY MONEY IS ON J.J. SO BEYONCE BETTER WATCH OUT, DON'T LET THE SMILE FOOL YA!

Rolling Stone Releases Top 50 Albums & 100 Singles


Rolling Stones released the Top 50 Albums and Top 100 Singles of 2008; some of our favorite artist made the list. A lot of these albums were slept on in our community, if you didn’t check out some of these CD’s don’t fret you can still pick them up or download them….legally of course
In at # 48 Rapheal Saadid The Way I See It
#42 Nas Untitled, but you know he was pushing to use the "N" word
#33 Ne-Yo Year of the Gentlemen
#30 Duffy Rockberry
#19 Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Part 1 (4th World War)
#7 Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
And of Course Lil Wayne The Carter III came in at number 3

Surprisingly enough I have all of these in rotation on the iPod

For a complete list visit http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/24958695/albums_of_the_year/31

Naming singles is a hard thing to do but Lil Wayne held down two spaces #4 "Lollipop” and #84 “A Milli” and American’s favorite Beyonce/Sasha Fierce held down the #1 spot with “Single Ladies”

New comers…well not so new if you heard their work before mainstream success also made the list.

Jazmine Sullivan #58 “Bust Your Windows”

Estelle feat. Kanye West “American Boy” came in at # 7

For the complete list check out http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/24947047/singles_of_the_year/26

T.I. Testimony Helps Land A Life Sentence To Friend's Killer


On October 28 the rapper T.I. talked a little about the death of his friend, Philant Johnson who was murdered back in 2006 and how he believes the bullets that killed his childhood friend were meant for him…Well on Nov. 21 he testified those very words that help convict the shooter 35 year old Hosea Thomas.

Just before the Christmas break a Cincinnati judge sentenced Hosea Thomas to 66 years to life in prison for that murder

Here’s what T.I. said on the stand:
“All of those rounds were fired for me, in my opinion. Before I knew it, shots rang out. At that time we’re calling everybody’s name out to see if everybody’s name out to see if everybody was all right.”

Happy 30th Birthday Tyrese



The sexual chocolate known as Tyrese was out and about celebrating his 30th b-day making his first stop in the Windy City of Chicago at Club Crobar…then off to Miami to party some more at Karu & Y.
I mean no harm and I’m sure Chicago is the place to be for something but with snow and ice I wouldn’t have passed and headed straight to the MIA.

Rihanna’s "Rehab" feat. Justin Timberlake


I have become a fan of Rihanna’s lately, she has really step up her game and look since stepping on the scene and her new single "Rehab" have me playing and singing this song like I am really going through.
Justin Timberlake appears in the new single “Rehab” by Rihanna and he is simply scrumptious in this vid. Hell if he got her going to "Rehab" over smoking cigarettes I want to know what that man is working with, lol.
Rihanna is rocking some cute outfits and the Christian Louboutin for Rodarte is Fierce! Those shoes are so sexy any women fortunate enough to own them will never need to enter rehab.
Don’t know what’s the deal with youtube these days but the vid is copyrighted and I don’t do illegal enbedding.

Tips To Perfect Brows


Your eyebrows add definition to your face and enhances your beauty. So if you answer yes to the following questions follow these simple steps to obtain and maintain a perfect brow.
Are your brows to bushy? Always have redness after plucking, waxing, or threading?

If you have trouble taming the bushy brow try a toothbrush with a little hair spray and lightly brush the brows to keep them in place.

Let’s get rid of the redness… Never pluck, wax, or thread eyebrows before an event. Always do it the day before that way the redness will go away overnight. Use slant edge tweezers, using your eyebrow comb/brush combo brush hair one way and remove any loose hair, pluck only between the brow and never above. Most importantly DON’T OVER PLUCK!

If you are waxing remember to pull in the opposite direction and always always use a clean stick and wash face afterwards

If you choose threading make sure you find a professional…This one of the oldest methods but have become one of the hottest and lasted treads.

Filling in the blanks with a pencil use feathered strokes and apply lightly starting from the corner and work outwards. Then blend the color with a brush.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jennifer Hudson will be back on the scene come February


The Oscar winner and Grammy nominee will make her first public appearance since the death of her mother, brother, and nephew at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala in LA on February 6, 2009. Two days later J-Hud will make another appearance at the Grammy Awards where she was nominated for four awards, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance-“Spotlight”, Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group- “I’m His Only Woman” Feat. Fantasia, Best R&B song-“Spotlight” and Best R&B Album-Jennifer Hudson.

We hope 2009 will be a better year for the Star.

Another Celebrity Couple Engaged????????


December 24, 2008 New England Patriot Quarter Back Tom Brady was rumored to ask Supermodel/actress girlfriend Gisele Bundchen for her hand in marriage and she accepted.

Here’s the details:
The two hopped on a private jet from Jersey’s Teterboro Airport to Boston, on board were 4 dozen white roses, champagne, and Gisele’s parents. However, Brady's parents and Bundchen sister are denyingv the engagement.

Congrats to the couple we know the kids will be super gorgeous if they are indeed engaged to be married.

Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z named in a law suit



The Grammy Award winner songwriter, producer, and musician Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Mary J. Blige, and Jay-Z were named in a law suit filed by two New Jersey men Jermain Jumpp and Michael C. Adams.

The two man claim that Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins jacked the beat from their song “On My Grind” for the hit song “Enough Cryin’” from the Breakthrough by Mary J. Blige for which Jigga got a co- writing credit.

The three are so powerful that they really don’t need much introduction mostly if it’s played on the radio, The Darkchild had his hand on it, Mary J. and Jay-Z are played every day all day.

Ummm people the Breakthrough were released three years ago, so why are the two coming forward now? My guess….times are hard and they need money and we all know Jigga, MJB, and Darkchild has the bread.

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt


January 17, 1927- December 25, 2008
Christmas morning we lost one of the SEXIEST women alive, at age 81 Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer. Known for her role in the Batman series as Catwomen, Ms. Kitt was an accomplished actress, singer, and cabaret star.

Rocking a Red lip


Are you bold enough to wear a Red Lip? If you don’t think you can you better think again.

Grab the following items and let’s rock!
Lip Brush
Lip moisturizer
Foundation
Powder
Lip liner
Tissue
And your favorite red lipstick

First choose the right shade of red
Consider your skin tone, if your base skin has yellow tones try warm red shades with brow undertones. If you base skin has pink or red undertones try reds with a pink or blue base.

Apply Apply Apply
Start with a lip moisturizer, apply a very thin layer of foundation and powder on your lips. Lightly line your lips with a liner that is similar to the shade of your lipstick. Using a lip brush apply your lipstick lightly to your lips. Blot your lips with tissue and then apply a second light coat.

If you are not ready for the red lip just yet try a nice light red lipgloss.

*Remember to play up one feature Eye or Lip…NOT BOTH*

Saturday, December 27, 2008

You Tell Me....


Beyonce and her alter-ego Sasha Fierce released a dual video, Halo & Diva, Tuesday and to be completely fair I wanted to watch the video a million times before giving my opinion and I honestly think Beyonce won hands down and Sasha Fierce has to take a back seat on this one.

While “Diva” has a hawt dance beat the vid is just not her or should I say the Beyonce/Sasha Fierce we know. They Lyrics are so so but truthful, the dancing is all her, but the extra neck rolls and the Lil Kim moves where just to much.
All in all I will pass!

Now on to "Halo"….I LOVE THE SONG & VID
Beyonce and Michael Ealy WHOA! Sexy lips, beautiful smile, body ummmm ummmm umph! All I can say is just FIONE AS HELL. All I’m saying is Karen “A.D.” Aubert better hold on tight…DAYUM WHAT A FIONE MAN.

Now back to the video
Lyrics meaningful, video simple yet elegant; to write words and mean them you must be in love.

Jay-Z you are one lucky man….Karen Aubert please don’t Michael Ealy ever come back to Silver Spring because I will be all over him.

You know Ms. B don’t want her stuff everywhere so unfortunately you have to visit one of the music sites to watch since it was copy protected.

SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE

Denver Nuggets Forward Kenyon Martin put the lips of The Diamond Princess Trina on his neck! Who didn’t know who those lips belong to?

Here him explain!


Let me just say I wouldn’t mind having my lips on him either SEXY!

Black Love...Who can HATE



Our favorite America’s Next Top Model and Y&R single mother Eva Marcelle and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne star Lance Gross ENGAGED! After being together for a year Lance Gross popped the question to Eva the Diva on Christmas Eve in which she replied YES!!!
With a SEXY CHOCOLATE man like him who wouldn’t say yes!

Let's pop the Ace of Spades and say Congrats to the BEAUTIFUL COUPLE

The Perfect Smokey Eye in 5 minutes

The Smokey Eye

It’s Time to step out and party at all the hottest New Year events and what better way to go than with a HAWT SHOE, a FIERCE outfit and a BEAT face. So, if you want to rock a Smokey Eye like Rihanna or Hilary Duff here’s your chance in 7 easy steps and less than 5 minutes.

Grab the following items for the perfect BOLD BLACK SMOKEY EYE!
Eyelash Curler
Eye Smudge Brush
Eye Shadow (Black, Charcoal, Shimmering Gray, and White)
Mascara
Eyeliner (Black)

1. Clean your face and apply all makeup first. Don’t add the concealer under your eyes; you will add it after you finish your eyes.
2. Use your oil-free concealer and lightly apply to your eye lids and allow to dry.
3. Begin applying your eye color, start at the base of lid with the darker color and blending to the brow bone with the lightest.
4.Using your eyeliner trace the eyes closely to the lash line.
5. Now take you smudge brush and blend the eyeliner and eye shadow near lashes to create the Smokey Eye.
6. Gently curl your lashes with your Eyelash Curler
7. Now for the last step, apply the Mascara and you’re DONE!

*Remember play up one feature Eye or Lip…NOT BOTH*

If you are working on a budget get your items from the local Drugstore