Archive | October, 2013

Daytime talk-show ‘The Real’ is coming back!

31 Oct

Guess what guys? The Real is back!!

The-Real-Summer-FarewellHost Jeannie Mai tweeted her excitement that the daytime talk show which also featured Tamera Mowry, Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon and Loni Love, has been picked up to return for a full season.


Fans of the one month trial run were devastated when the show ended and it was announced that the show would not return for a full season. Apparently all that Twitter venting worked because The Real will return in 2014!

According to Tamar’s tweets, the show will air on BET (go figure) at nights – so if you were too busy working to watch when it aired in the daytime here’s you’re chance! Based on Tamar’s tweets, it is unclear at the moment if it will air on FOX in the daytime and BET at night, or if the show will only air on one station at one time.


I for one am glad the show is coming back. Daytime talk shows are struggling and it was cool to see a show that caters to a different audience than most.

Did you enjoy The Real during it’s summer run? Will you watch when it returns?


Best thing I bought this month: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

31 Oct

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”
― Gwyneth Paltrow

Ever since my new obsession with lipstick started I’ve been determined to find a red that works just for me.  Sure, Marc Jacobs gave me a great plum color but I still needed that classic red lip!

About three weeks ago I wandered into Sephora and aggressively started trying out lipsticks. I tried Sephora red – cute, but not for me. I also tested a few from NARS and a couple other brands but it wasn’t until I got to the Urban Decay section that I found my hue – Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-bomb.


It’s almost like the shade was calling me. When I tried on the others I had to stop, think about it, look at the one next to it, examine my look in the mirror. Tilt to the left, then right. Take selfies and look again all before deciding they wouldn’t work.  When I walked up to the Urban Decay display F-bomb just jumped out at me. I tried it on and immediately fell in love. Just to make sure I wasn’t delusional I walked up to someone else and before I could open my mouth to ask what she thought she said, “OMG, that red looks GREAT on you!”

I managed to walk out with the last one they had – talk about luck! Their Revolution lipsticks retail for $22 but since I had a $10 gift card I only had to pay the balance of $12 plus tax. Score!

So now I have my trendy plum shade, and a classic red. I should be all set as far as lipstick goes – for now at least ;).

Sporty Chic with the Phillip Lim x Target “Boom” sweatshirt

30 Oct

Phillip Lim x Target‘s “Boom” sweater was one of the most popular pieces in this collection. I went back several times after September 15 looking for returned items – don’t judge me – and besides the bags, this was the ONLY piece I couldn’t find!

Since it was so popular, I KNOW we’re all out here looking for innovative ways to wear it. I personally favor the sporty chic trend.


This season, sporty is going glam, whether it’s baseball caps with stilettos, skirts with kicks or feminizing your sweatshirt. I’m clearly a fan of the latter.

IMG_2677Living_Fiesta-PhillipLimxTarget-Boom-sweatshirt-SportyChic-4Take your “Boom” sweatshirt and add a black flippy skirt. Those blue pumps you wore with the animal print skirt? They work here too!!! Since the graphics in the sweatshirt are primarily red and yellow bringing in that last primary color complements the look well.


Living_Fiesta-PhillipLimxTarget-Boom-sweatshirt-SportyChic-2Sweatshirt ~ Phillip Lim x Target | Skirt ~ Express | Bag ~ Phillip Lim x Target | Pumps ~ Nine West

Like this look? Would you rock it? Let me know in the comments!

Eddie Cibrian gets grilled by Terrence Howard in latest ‘The Best Man Holiday’ trailer

29 Oct

Best-Man-Holiday-PosterWe’re getting closer and closer to the release of The Best Man Holiday and these teasers make me even more anxious!

In the latest trailer released for The Best Man sequel, we see Quentin (Terrence Howard) grill Jordan’s (Nia Long’s) new boyfriend (played by Eddie Cibrian) about why he’s dating their college buddy.  As if Quentin alone doesn’t have the power to intimidate the hell out of the new guy Julian (Harold Perrineau) jumps in with his own comments about Jordan and Harper’s (Taye Diggs) history that stir up even more potential trouble.

This scene reminds me of similar tension building moments in the original film and makes me even more anxious to see the sequel. Check out the clip below:

The Best Man Holiday is in theaters November 15 – are you as excited as me?

Justin Timberlake Releases Violent ‘TKO’ video

29 Oct

Justin-Timberlake-TKOJustin Timberlake dropped a video for his latest single “TKO” early this morning and it’s a bit violent.

The video starts with Justin and a lover making out all over the kitchen and eventually juxtaposes these scenes with images of Justin literally being dragged through the dirt by a truck.

“TKO” is from Justin’s latest album, The 20/20 Experience Part II. 

Check it out the full seven minute video below: