Curls, Coils & Kinks

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Goddess Braids

I’m always looking for easy, low maintenance hair styles, especially during the summer when you might not want to do your hair everyday…. Actually that can be any day in any season! lol! Good thing this style is for any occasion!
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When I tell you this is an easy style I’m not lying! I’ve never braided extra hair into my head until now & I got compliments on this hair every where I went -I’ll be honest, it took a good 2 or 3 tries before it looked presentable but that was mostly because my braiding skills were little rusty. lol!

The main thing to remember when trying this style is to make sure the Marley hair matches your own, I just showed the hair I used. Also you can use any type of EcoStyler, Argon Oil is my personal preference.

If you try out this style tag me in your pics @BlondiesLipstick on Twitter & Instagram

 

M Ti’Ant’s Entertainment Journal

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Welcome!
I’ll jump write in…
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards aired Sunday night and brought out the big stars in true Billboard fashion. The big winner of the night was no surprise…Taylor Swift. Even if she hadn’t premiered her star studded new video ‘Bad Blood’ at the top of the show, we would still have been tired of seeing her as she accepted her 8 (that’s right 8) BBMA’s.
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These honors included top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top Hot 100 artist and top streaming song, the list goes on. During her acceptance speech for top female artist, Swift thanked “all the girls I talk to on the Internet and we talk about your feelings and you teach me your teen slang.” Uhm…can someone remind Taylor that she is 25 not 52 please? The last few years in music have belonged to Swift hands down. Even if you don’t know her music you have to be from Mars to not know her name. Taylor had everyone talking with her white crystal emblazoned jump suit that took us back to 70’s (with out the boobs, curves and hips).
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She is a more popular giraffe than Jeffrey from Toys R Us! Do it Taylor!
Speaking of the Billboard Awards, Kayne West is ‘bleeping’ mad over the censorship of his performance Sunday night. As we saw (but didn’t hear) large portions of the rappers songs ‘All Day’ and ‘Black Skinhead’ were missing from the broadcast, leading some to wonder if their audio had gone out.

Now West is speaking out about the show via a statement from his rep, who says he was unfairly silenced. Whaaat…?! Kayne spoke out about something?! “Kayne was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards,” his rep says in an interview. “Non-profane lyrics such as ‘with my leather black jeans on’ were muted for over 30-second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented.” Unfortunately, censorship wasn’t the only thing that the rapper, 37, had to contend with during the BBMA’s. A source at the awards ceremony reported to TMZ that the crowd booed him after his performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena–but not as loudly as they booed his sisters-in-law Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Could the Kardashian reign (of terror) finally be coming to an end? Kris Jenner is liable to make the whole family become transgender in order to keep that show on the air.
Adrian Peterson may not be a cowboy (yet)…but he sure was loved in Texas this past weekend. The guy walked into the Flying Pug bar in Houston on Sunday night and bought EVERYONE a shot of vodka!
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It’s reported that AP was the life of the party from the moment he walked in. On lookers observed Peterson enjoying some whiskey, but he wanted to make sure that everyone got their drink on and ordered up a round of Grey Goose shots for all on him. The fun didn’t stop there because Peterson’s group moved the party down the block to another bar called Exit 73. The rage continued! The best part of the night was that AP played it safe and had a sober friend drive him home at the end of the night. Even bald guys gotta let their hair down sometimes. I honestly can’t find anything wrong with free vodka shots. #nocuts#shadefreesunday
Janet Jackson has announced a comeback album and new world tour seven years after her last record. The star stayed true to her word as she made sure fans got the news directly from her. The superstar, who turned 49 on Saturday, surprised fans by posting a video on her Twitter announcing her 11th album, which will be a follow up to 2008’s Discipline.

That album only sold as many copies as it did because she bought each of the 100 Jacksons a copy. The video showed a studio playing sexy music as Janet makes the announcement in her signature sexy Michael imitation voice. Or did he used to imitate her? Either way, Penny from Good Times recently moved record labels to Atlantic Records and it has been rumored by execs from the label that new music would be released on July 10.
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We all hope that Janet still has ‘Control’ over her limbs and a big jar of Ben-gay for that world tour. I am sure there will be more to write about with this debacle…I mean story.
Now this entry gets serious. The music world mourns the loss of a legend this week. Blue’s legend B.B.King died of a series of small strokes that were related to his long time battle with diabetes. Doctors report that King’s blood flow was reduced because of chronic diabetes. King died last Thursday at the age of 89.
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Clark County (Las Vegas) Coroner John Fudenberg says a hospice nurse was with King when he died. King’s lawyer says that tour manager, Myron Johnson, also was with King when he died. Fans and friends have been remembering King’s legacy at Club Ebony, the historic club in Indianola where King got his start and later purchased. You will be missed– R.I.P. B.B. King of Blue’s.
Later.

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Not vintage, #Vinted

Love thrifting? Tired of getting jipped by consignment shops? Love shopping from your phone? Ever wish you could have hundreds of girlfriends who’s closet you could shop in? Then Vinted is the app for you!

I joined a few months ago & I love it! I can shop the latest fashions, designer brands & hot vintage finds in everything from clothes, shoes & accessories all from the palm of my hand! Check out some looks I’ve purchased from there

Lace crop top & Palazzo pants: Vinted

Sunglasses: Thrifted

Lipstick: NYX Butter Stick in “Hunk”

Shoes: Lola Shoetique
    

T-shirt & Shorts: Vinted

Lipstick: Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids in “Shocking Coral”

Crossbody bag: Vinted

Shoes: Keds

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M Ti’Ant’s Entertainment Journal

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‘YO…Can you tell me have seen her? Well it was about 5 minutes ago’…Well Chris Brown finally found her last Wednesday, and she was naked in his bed. Only problem is that Chris had no idea she was there. Brown returned to his Agoura Hills, California home with his security team around 9pm to find a woman’s clothing in the foyer and ‘I LOVE YOU” spray painted on the kitchen counter. After further investigation, they found a 21 year old mystery woman unclothed in his bed! Brown’s security called the police who handcuffed and promptly escorted the young lady to jail.
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The woman is 21 year old Amira Ayeb, a college student from Texas. Ayeb’s friends on campus reported that the young lady boarded a bus telling them that she was going to California to see her husband (Brown). Police believe that the woman was there for sometime. They found dirty dishes in the sink from her preparing a meal. Ayeb also spray painted ‘Mrs. Brown’ on two of Chris’ cars. The self appointed ‘Mrs. Brown’ had the book thrown at her, and is being charged with three felonies by the city including vandalism, burglary, and stalking. Chris says that he would like the charges dropped, but Agoura Hills police have different plans. Brown tweeted a statement saying, “I pray that she gets the help she needs.” And who says these hoes ain’t ‘LOYAL’?
While the hit show ‘Empire’ is on break, it’s head of household Terrance Howard and his penis are being called out by his ex wife. Michelle Howard, Terrance’s estranged wife, reportedly took several jabs at her ex after the divorce was filed and she found just what her Academy Award nominated husband was offering in the settlement.
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Michelle lashed out saying, ‘I know you got money b***h, with yo little ass d**k!’ Whoa! Cookie doesn’t even get on him that hard on a bad day. Terrance has returned the favor by filing legal documents against his ex for extortion. Terrance claims that Michelle threatened to release naked photos and video of him unless he gives her what she wants. The amount in undisclosed. While bickering about the amount of the settlement, Terrance says he recorded her saying, ‘I can make a good $2 million right now…you want to see your little d**k out there in front of the TV?’ Terrance originally agreed to pay Michelle for 5 years before this scandal. Man, she sure did put a hurting on him. Did you have to say it was little twice Michelle? Keep those teeny weenies to yaself these days fellas cause these girls will blow you up on social media. #DEADonarrival
So things seem to be twirling together for Kenya Moore’s biopic sitcom ‘Life Twirls On’. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is rivaling co-star and nemesis Nene ‘Teeth’ Leakes as a quadruple threat.
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She is writing, producing, directing, and staring in the show all while being ‘Gone with the Wind Fabulous’. Kenya announced the sitcom pilot back in the fall. She is a tall more masculine Kevin Hart! I don’t mean that to be smart (this time). Moore is super entertaining and Bravo should thank her for the ratings increase and wake up call since the Atlanta wives were becoming #BORING before her arrival. There is no word that the show has been picked up as of yet. Kenya has been taking to twitter lately though commenting on the sitcom. Go ahead Kenya and pull a Vanessa Williams by proving that not all beautiful former beauty queens with fake bodies are dummies.
Patti LaBelle tried to upstage the Jamie Foxx debacle during her performance last week on ‘The View’. The 70 years young diva did a snoozing rendition of her classic ‘Lady Marmalade’ with the ‘View’ hosts as her background singers.
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In true Labelle fashion, Patti was sure to throw a little tint before the song by telling co-host Rosie Perez, ‘Rosie you be a back up dancer since you can’t sing.’ God doesn’t like ugly because half way through the song LaBelle forgot the lyrics. I totally understand seeing how she has only been singing this song for 40 years. Either way, Ms. Patti tried to save the day with one of her signature long screams and the ‘pen’ was out of ink. Patti you go stand behind Gladys (Knight) since you can’t sing (anymore).
Oops…did I write that? Black People: don’t throw rocks at me when you see me out in public please!
Later.
M Tiant

Reasons You Stay Even Though You’re Unhappy

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Georgia’s Juice

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We all know that one couple. The couple that is always miserable, whether it’s arguing all the time, talking bad about each other, or cheating there is just always something. They b*tch and moan all the time, but no matter what, they will never leave. And when we as friends suggest they breakup, they go into defense mode stating, “Why would I leave him/her? Why should I leave?” Instead of us telling them all the reasons they should leave, we normally just sit back and listen to what they have to say. After they go on and on they tend to end with, “I mean…at the end of the day, I do love them.” The truth is, hidden behind that statement, they really mean, “I’m afraid of being alone.” Here are ten reasons people stay in a relationship even though they are not happy.

1. Scared of being alone

This may be one of the biggest reasons. You don’t want to leave your significant other because you don’t want to be alone. Loneliness is actually a state of mind. Just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you’re lonely. And after all, it’s better to be alone than with a partner that makes you feel lonely.

2. Don’t want to start over

Personally, this is my favorite. I just don’t want to start over again. You’ve put in years, work, and dedication to trying to make your relationship work and to see it fall apart and have to start over again is heartbreaking. Some people would rather just stay in an unhealthy relationship than to have to start all over again at square 1.

3. Guilt

When you stay with someone out of guilt, you end up hurting yourself and them. Your partner will soon sense you distancing yourself away from them and it will slowly tear them apart. Instead of trying not to hurt them, you should just break up and get it over with.

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4. Don’t want to prove others right

Everyone knows you two were headed down this road and because your pride is too big, you don’t want to give them the satisfaction of saying, “I told you so.” Sometimes you just have to suck up your pride, say f*ck everyone else, and do what’s right for you!

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M Ti’Ant’s Entertainment Journal

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Last weekend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather showed great love for the sport of boxing.
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By love I mean he ‘hugged’ his way to yet another victory, defeating Manny Pacquiao for the World Welter Weight Championship. The fight was called by unanimous decision by the judges. After 12 rounds of hugs and dancing, two judges scored the fight 116-112 with one judge scoring 118-110. Mayweather landed 67 more punches than Pacquiao according to the judges, increasing his record to 48-0. The superstar boxer now says that he plans to ‘retire’ (again) ‘So that someone else can have a chance at winning the title.’ This fight was the biggest boxing event in recent years and brought out so many people from around the country and world that the private jets caused a huge traffic jam at the Vegas airport. Can’t wait for the next ‘FIGHT OF THE CENTURY’. Good show Money and Pac!
Pacquiao wasn’t the only one to lose that faithful Saturday night. Jamie Foxx got knocked out attempting to sing the National Anthem. The Oscar winner butchered the Anthem so badly that I wanna move to the Philippines with Pacquiao after hearing his ‘rendition’. The crowd seemed uncomfortably quiet during the howling, I mean performance, and reluctant to applaud when it was all over. I’m sure more people were clapping because it ended than were clapping because they liked it. Fox blamed the massacre on ‘not being able to hear the organ over the crowd’. I blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol. #FAIL
Real Housewives of Atlanta husband Apollo Nida has spoken out from jail. Nida is the husband of ‘shade queen’ Phaedra Parks.
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As we all know, Apollo is serving an 8 year sentence for bank fraud and identity theft. All this in an attempt to keep up his life style and wife in Atlanta. Somebody had to pay for those new boobs that she is wearing. Nida fires shots at his estranged wife saying that she has yet to bring their two sons, 4 year old Aiden and 1 year old Dylan, to visit him in prison. Phaedra defends her decision by stating that there are too many rules that don’t allow you to easily bring a toddler to a prison. Although no one is encouraging Apollo’s crimes, I’m sure if ‘JaQuita’ can find a way to get little ‘Demarvontae’ down to the prison to see his pops then ‘Attorney’ Parks can get her boys in to have a quick visit.
Mariah Carey has been named the new ‘king of Battle Rap’? The chanteuse released her new single ‘Infinity’ last week and the song has more ‘cuts’ than a cutting board.

Carey claims that the song is not about her soon to be ex husband Nick Cannon.
However, I am not so sure about that. Mimi asks a former love ‘Why you mad/ Could it be that you just lost the best you ever had/That’s ya bag/yup that’s to bad’. According to the 45 year old mother of 3 year old Moroccan and Monroe (Dem Babies), the song is an anthem for all women who have been done wrong by a man. Hmmmm… Carey croons on saying ‘Why you acting so corny like fritos/Wouldn’t have none of that without me though’ and who is more corny than Nick Cannon? It only gets worse for WHOEVER she is singing about as the lashing continues asking ‘Is it lack of ice got you so cold/Everything you own boy you still owe’. Either way, the single is the only new song on Carey’s 19th album titled ‘#1 to Infinity’. This album is another greatest hits collection that includes all 18 of Carey’s #1 singles and is slated to land as her 19th. Stop messing over these woman that know how to sing and write songs.
The internet is broken AGAIN! Any celebrity that is anybody showed up for the 2015 Metropolitan Gala in New York City and most of them forgot their clothes. Probably because Rihanna had all of the fabric in her outfit.

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The ‘Better Have My Money’ singer showed up in a yellow cape with a train that needed four carriers to hold it. Since Riri wore all of the fabric, others like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian were forced to go naked due to the shortage.
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There is a debate over exactly who has been Googled more after the huge event. Beyoncé worked a barely there sheer dress that left little to the imagination. Although she dazzled in the Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown, more people were talking about her high ponytail. A girl with a side pony never hurt anybody.
Later.
M Ti’ant

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Top: Forever 21

Skinny Jeans: American Eagle

Sneakers: Reebok Kamikaze’s

Earrings & Necklace: GoJane.com

Lipstick: Milani Lipstick in “Matte Nude” & NYX lip liner in “Cocoa”


Fitness Review: Styles II Fitness Resistance Tubes

Looking for a great way to tone those problem areas at home without 15 DVDs or bulky equipment that will eventually turn into a clothes rack? Well Daisi Jo has the perfect solution & even a tutorial! Check it out

Hey Guys! As promised! Here’s the demo workout video of me using the Styles II Fitness Resistance Tubes! In this video, I use the medium blue tube to do  basic exercises that anyone can do in the comfort of their own home. The exercises are listed…

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