28 May 2011

Finding Opa! by Latrivia S. Nelson

Recently, I was asked to do a review by one of my favorite authors, for which I am grateful and honored. Latrivia S. Nelson is truly a gem. I'm an avid reader (at least I like to think I am). I was first introduced to this author while browsing one of my favorite sites- Amazon.com a few years ago. At that time she had released her first novel- Ivy's Twisted Vine. After reading the synopsis, I was intrigued and purchased the novel, which is pretty lengthy, so you will definitely have plenty to read. The upcoming sequel is entitled The World In Reverse. I was fascinated by her writing style because the stories that she tells are very relatable. I was floored when she released The Medlov Crime Family Series. It includes Dmitry's ClosetDmitry's Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen, and Anatoly Medlov: Complete Reign. The final sequel -Saving Anya- will be released later this year. The series also features short stories (ebooks) that chronicle the early life of the dangerously sexy mob boss Dmitry Medlov.

How do you cope with losing someone you love? Two people from different backgrounds share firsthand knowledge of what it's like to lose and live without their beloved spouse. Both have struggled to cope with their grief, knowing that a part of themselves has been lost. Stacey, a successful black author who lost her husband, is struggling to write her next novel. Hunter, a Greek OB/GYN, runs a thriving family practice with his sister. Stacey and Hunter meet during a chance encounter, which leaves them parting their separate ways after Hunter initially shows interest in Stacey. They meet again and agree to share companionship for two months, in hopes that Stacey will find inspiration to finish her book. They come to find that they share something special while overcoming their personal obstacles together, which gives them the chance to love again...

Sun Drop Commercial: Drop It Like It's Hot

While watching VH1's Mob Wives, I had the pleasure of viewing this Sun Drop commercial. For those of you who don't know what Sun Drop is (like me), it's a citrus soda beverage. I don't drink sodas but I'm tempted to try this one. It had me laughing and wanting to dance to Snoop Dogg's Drop It Like It's Hot.


Sun Drop Dancing Commercial from Sun Drop on Vimeo.

15 May 2011

Two Looks One Dress: Flirty & Subtle Summer Fashion

14 May 2011

Rings Galore from ASOS

If you appreciate some eclectically stylish rings, then look no

Triple Finger Mixed Media Deco Ring
-Ridge detailing; metal embellishment
-Retails for $27.70

13 May 2011

Minx Me from Underground Station

How about adding some cute and affordable accessories to your wardrobe? If you are on a limited budget, sometimes it's easier to add some new, inexpensive accessories to enhance what you already have.

Below is the Minx Me Parker Crossbody Bag.
It retails for $24.99

09 May 2011

Jumping The Broom movie

I recently had the pleasure of viewing Jumping The Broom at the local movie theater. I seldom go to the theaters simply because there aren't many movies that I would actually want to see. If it's a comedy, then the jokes (based on the movie trailer) are too corny. Each year there seems to be a horror film, but sometimes they all have similar story lines- there's screaming, something lurking in the darkness, maybe a bit of bloodshed, and more screaming. Hollywood appears to be reviving the whole Marvel Comic book genre, possibly because the characters are familiar. There's action, less dialogue, and more effects. I find that if you desire true original films, then don't necessarily look to Hollywood. You have independent filmmakers, film festivals, and numerous individuals working in order to tell meaningful stories. I have also found that some of the best films aren't shown in theaters- but that's another post.

06 May 2011

Korto Momolu |The World Bank

Korto Momolu (Liberian-American designer/ stylish) is absolutely one of my favorite designers. She appeared on Season 5 of Bravo's Project Runway, in which she was the runner-up. I believe she should have won. Her designs are diverse, feminine, and simply gorgeous. In this youtube video she shares her opinions regarding economic growth and development of Liberia and other African countries.

Meet the Rollergirl Palette by Urban Decay

This palette is completely versatile;
you can go from wearing neutrals to showing a burst of color within seconds. The palette is chic, yet flirty and fun with the pop of hot pink eyeshadow.

04 May 2011

Remembering the Freedom Riders

Today I was fortunate to watch Oprah's show, and I must say it was inspirational. Her show chronicled the historic journey of the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights era. The first freedom ride took place on May 4, 1961. The ride was to take the activists from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, LA. Many of the rides were organized by C.O.R.E (Congress of Racial Equality).


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