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Archive for September 2008

To get through the day, season or year, every woman needs certain things in her make-up bag. Prepare for Fall with the Beauty Survival Kit:

MAC Fix+ $16, MAC Cosmetics

For a pick-me-up at any hour of the evening, keep M.A.C Fix+ within arm’s reach. This aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals is infused with a skin-soothing blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber and the energizing scent of sugi. Your skin will drink it up, leaving your complexion radiant and refreshed.

NARS The Multiple $37, NARS Cosmetics

As a modern woman, you understand the value of multitasking. So when a beauty product that caters to eyes, cheeks, lips, and body comes along, you recognize it for the rock star it is. Enter Nars the Multiple: This cream stick with a cult following is easy to apply and adds sheer color, shimmery accents, and a gorgeous glow to any complexion.

Lancome Juicy Tubes Smoothie $18, Lancome USA

Racking up almost every Beauty Award from every magazine, it’s hard to resist the temptation of Juicy Tubes Smoothie. It comes in a flavor and shade for every mood and occasion and offers a great cover and finish. Smooth when it glides on and not too sticky, so if you want a smooth glossy finish without your hair sticking to your lips, this is the product for you.

Estee Lauder Turbo-Lash $30, Estee Lauder

This vibrating Mascara does all the dirty work, it volumizes, lengthens, curls and separates, so you don’t have to. A world wide first, Estee Lauder is maintaining it’s reputation for always reinventing mascara. The motion brush keeps lashes clump-free. So you can reapply several coats without heavy build-up, even refresh lashes during the day. A must-have for your beauty bag.

These must have items are perfect for the girl on the go, and will fit right into your new Fall wardrobe.


For our first Star Inspired Style, we featured the bohemian rocker style of Zoe Kravitz and it proved to be a favorite. For our second installment……

For some Star Inspired Style……. Read the rest of this entry »


Tyler Perry done did it again. This is a movie I have been waiting for since forever and in my “I want to be an actress and win an Oscar by 25” days, I was planning on auditioning. Check out the super-teaser:

Can’t wait for Madea Goes To Jail to hit theaters, which is supposed to be early 2009. The play version is one of my favorites.

Ever since Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, everyone has been anticipating her next move.  Obviously that next move would be an album. Over the last couple of months, music from J. Hud has been leaked to the Internet, further building the anticipation. Although the official album release is September 30, you can take your first listen here.

I guess this is the new thing in the industry. Release your album via Internet, before the official release. Beating the illegal down loaders and bootleggers at their own game, while staying true to yours. Nice.

God will strike me dead with a yellow lightning bolt if I said I didn’t LOVE this song (and now video). It features Teyana Taylor, Jill Marie Jones, Eve, Estelle, Keyshia Cole and more, while the original featured Lauren London, Keri Hilson and Gabrielle Union:

This boy knows exactly what he’s doing.

Seems like everyone is coming out with new singles/albums to close out the 08 year.

Leona Lewis ft. Cassidy- Nowhere To Go

Honestly, I didn’t think Leona Lewis had it in her to collaborate with hip-hop artists. She seemed like a very good solo artist with a beautiful voice, but that was it as far as I was concerned. Too innocent, too sweet and too squeaky clean to survive this sex driven, male dominated industry. Ever since I saw her perform with Lil Wayne at this years MTV VMA’s, it really shut me up. She really has the ability to smooth out a track. I think the beat is…. cute, but the Cassidy ad libs all through out the hook was… unnecessary. It’s decent, but not a hit. 3 of 5 stars.

Alicia Keys & Jack White- Another Way To Die (James Bond Theme)

Besides the song starting 45 seconds after the beat drops, it was…. The much talked about Bond theme has finally been released to the public and while I’m not sold at the moment, it will eventually grow on me. I think. The beat was very…. “Bond”, and I felt like it competed too much with Alicia’s voice. 3 of 5 stars.

Come Over ft. Sean Paul- Estelle

What can’t this girl do? She raps, she sings and she is now dabbling in reggae. Loves it! The Sean Paul assisted track is just the kind of flavor we need for the rather dull and unoriginal music that is being put out these days. Very smooth and laid back but still spicy and flavorful at the same time. Is this possible? 5 of 5 stars

P.S. Glad too see Sean Paul is back

LeToya Luckett ft. Avant- Somebody Else

With nobody in her way to stop her this go ’round, LeToya seems more determined than ever. When her chart topping debut solo single ‘Torn’ soared to number 1 in  no time, it was obvious she had it and it even shocked a couple folks. This duet with the very talented but under-rated sensation, Avant, proves to be another hit for Ms. Luckett.  Jealousy and possessiveness never sounded so good. Loves it! 5 of 5 stars

Entertainment icon, Diahann Carroll, has released her memoir entitled: The Legs Are The Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other things I learned the hard way:

In her memoir she speaks candidly about her four marriages, her brush with breast cancer, her visit to Dr. 90210, her affair with Sidney Poitier, racial politics in Hollywood, and many other things she has seen in her 73 years of life.

Here’s the official press release:

This entertainment icon comes clean, on what it is like to be an award-winning trail blazer on-screen and on-stage…TV’s first black bitch, and an aging star in Tinseltown; one who is still working on hot network shows such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ . . . This is a sensitive tale of a senior citizen coming of age that will entertain across multiple generations. Fans and critics alike will glean insight into Ms. Carroll’s brightest showbiz moments, romantic liaisons and the toll career devotion has taken on her family life, her brush with breast cancer, the loss of her father, and much more

Just when we thought tell-alls memoirs were for chic’s on the come up. Nonetheless, seems like it will be a great read. You can get your copy here (Amazon). Don’t know Diahann Carroll? You can check her out and get to know her here (IMDb) and here (Wikipedia).