Categories Knowledge, Travel

Ladies Leave These Friends At HOME!

We’ve all been there. You plan what you know is the ultimate girls trip. You book your flight, pack your bags, and head to your destination anticipating a stress-free, relaxing vacation. But you can’t.


There are one or two “friends” who have you wondering if you should’ve just traveled solo or simply left them off of the group text when you extended the invite.

Here are some examples of the types of friends who need to be left behind the next time you plan a getaway.

The “Broke” Friend

This is the chick who knows that she doesn’t have the money, but doesn’t want to be left out. So, she scrapes up just enough to get to the destination and then expects you to help carry her for the rest of the trip because she “didn’t know it would be this expensive.” Not today, Satan!

I shouldn’t have to come out of pocket for you unless we’re celebrating your birthday or an emergency arises (such as you losing your wallet). And even then, it’s out of the kindness of my heart and not out of obligation. Next time, don’t ask. You can’t come.

The “Calculator” Friend

This friend isn’t broke like your last friend. Nah, she just doesn’t believe in paying one ONE PENNY outside of her part of the bill. She is literally sitting at the table with her iPhone calculator open, ready to tell everyone how much they owe EXACTLY (plus tax and tip). There is never a compromise. If you say, “Let’s just split the check down the middle or three ways,” the “calculator” friend isn’t having it.

She wants to make sure that she’s not taking on any of your portion of the expenses because “that’s not fair.” Obviously, there should be exceptions. If you order the hot wings and I order a bottle of champagne, clearly I should take on that bill. But don’t nickel and dime me, sweetie! Put your debit card on the table and your calculator back in your purse!

The “Lit” Friend

Don’t blame it on the alcohol. Blame it on your lack of maturity because you knew as soon as you drank too much brown liquor, all hell was gonna break loose! This friend has either gotten so drunk that she’s developed imaginary superhuman powers and thinks that she can fight everybody or she is stumbling, loud, and belligerent to the point where you have to step in and get her back to the room before the both of you catch a case! I CANNOT AND I WILL NOT!

If you are what I call an “amateur drinker” and have a low alcohol tolerance, learn when to say when and stop ruining everybody’s fun!

The “Stationary” Friend

This friend has the luxury of traveling all the way across the world but doesn’t want to leave the hotel or resort. WHY. ARE. YOU. HERE?!

There is so much we learn about ourselves by visiting new places and meeting people who look nothing like us. Traveling is about exploring the unknown and discovering new cultures! How are you gonna do that if you’re either sleeping, posted up in the lobby (because that’s the only place the Wi-Fi works) glued to social media, or laying by the pool all day?! You really got a whole passport stamp just to do nothing?! Girl, bye!

The “Dangerously In Love” Friend

She’s the friend with a love interest (whether it be a dating relationship, boyfriend, or husband) that spends the entire trip on the phone with her significant other. It is understandable that you may want to check in with your love to make sure that all is well or that the kids are fine, etc. But more than two or three calls in a day and uh…he’s stalking you, boo!

I was actually on vacation with a girl who’s husband called (for the third time in one day) just to ask where a particular spice was in the cabinet so that he could cook! If you’re with someone overly possessive or you’re so in looooove that you can’t bear not talking to your significant other every 30 minutes, STAY AT HOME WITH HIM! You’re neglecting yourself and all that can be experienced on your vacation. Not to mention you’re neglecting the person(s) who came along with you!

Have you ever traveled with any of these friends? Which one are you? Let us know in the comments down below.

*Originally published on The Love of Food and Travel

Tiffany D. Smith is a TV journalist by day and a food and travel blogger by night from Chicago, IL. Since being bitten by the travel bug a few years ago, she wants people to know that it is never too late to follow a new passion and step out of your comfort zone. She believes that life is not about the material things, but about the memories we make along the journey.

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Categories Music

Beyoncé Changes Her Email Weekly, SAY WHAT NOW!

In a world full of crazy people, hackers, and people that can’t hold water. The Queen B herself keeps everyone on her team on a need to know basis only and within arms reach. She is all about her brand and keeping things as, well BEYONCE as possible.

Beyoncé is one of the most in-demand, yet mysterious, artists in the world, so of course she’s not easy to get in touch with. Musician and occasional Beyoncé collaborator Ed Sheeran learned this while working with the singer on a remix of his song “Perfect.”

“I have an email address that I email that actually changes every week,” Sheeran told ET at KIIS-FM’s recent 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball of how he got in touch with Beyoncé. “She’s very good at [hiding]. It’s kind of like what I aspire to be, I think.”

“So I emailed that and then we got on the phone, and it’s been in the works since May,” Sheeran continued.

Beyoncé’s cybersecurity strategy demonstrates impressive commitment to privacy, and it’s actually not all that shocking. She’s surprised her fans with an entire album not once but twice, and has highly curated social media accounts, though she often shatters records when she does post a picture on Instagram (especially if it has anything to do with her twins, Sir and Rumi Carter). Now if only the Beyhive could figure out how to get ahold of Beyoncé’s rumored secret Snapchat account.

 

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Categories Uncategorized

Cassie : Love A Loser Short Film

Through a mélange of gorgeous picturesque West Coast sights, Cassie experiences the highs and lows of young love in her new self titled short film. Tucked away in a nondescript desert motel, she basks in the euphoric confines that inexplicably encircle someone when falling in love….

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Categories Celebrity Fashion

Teen Choice Awards 2017 : The Winning Looks!

It was so much great fashion at this years teen choice awards an a lot of HELL NOS! But we like to focus on the positive around here. So we will keep it very cute and show you who came with the winnings looks at this years Teen Choice Awards.

Rita Ora is always with it and never disappoints she came with another winning look!!!!

 

 

Naya Rivera gave us the all denim look. Casual but cute sis!

 

Ryan Destiny gave us dewey yummy skin an a bright sophisticated ensemble! I love her show option and how she styled from head to toe!

 

Yara Shahidi looks super cute with her Fear Of God pieces and clean natural makeup!

 

Madelaine Petsch in a super cute set! Love this look on her!
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Categories Television

GET SHORTY ORDERED ON EPIX!

Reboots continue to prove there’s nothing new under the sun, but “Get Shorty,” a dark and satisfying 10-episode series premiered Sunday on Epix, makes a persuasive case for recycling. Based primarily in spirit on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel, the series is a fine upgrade from the almost forgettable 1995 film version that starred John Travolta in his “Pulp Fiction” afterglow. This “Get Shorty” succeeds mainly by making a viewer forget that anything else came before, and shouldn’t that be the goal of all remakes?

Creator/showrunner Davey Holmes (whose writing credits include “Shameless” and “In Treatment”) and co-executive producers Allen Coulter (“The Sopranos”) and Adam Arkin have basically ripped “Get Shorty” down to the studs, remodeling it with a longer arc and richer context.

It’s still about a hit man who tries to make it in the movie business, but this time there’s a “Breaking Bad” sense of desert seediness matched with naive Hollywood scheming that feels somehow fuller and more authentic than past iterations. If nothing else, “Get Shorty” proves just how good the people who make TV are at making TV!

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Categories Health

Just Skin : Treat Sun Damage!

I am very into skin care. I love trying new products. I am always reading up on the latest skin care tips, talking with my friends about their skin care routine,  like  a total skin care maniac! I have always had really great skin as far as no breakouts! I also never really went through that whole pizza face teenage meltdown THANK THE MAN ABOVE and my parents for passing down those super lit skin genes! However as I get a tad bit younger but my age increases (see what I did there) I find it very important to start doing preventive options so hopefully I won’t run into the issues of ageing skin ! Also treating things I never noticed until now when I’m all about my skin health! Everyone is always asking me what I  use on my skin, what is my routine and for so long I didn’t have a serious one besides fresh hot water and my hands!  However I do now!  My biggest issue I have worked is sun damage and dark spots from UV rays and just life in general.

Most of us brown babies don’t know and our parents didn’t teach us about the importance of sunscreen and SPF. I know for a fact my parents never mentioned anything about it all! You usually get most of  your sun damage by the time you are 17 years old! This is why a lot of us have discolorations and so many different shades on our face alone, like for me the sides of my face where darker than my front. Or my forehead was darker than the lower portion of my face. Think about the side of your face gets more sun exposure and if you are not wearing SPF you more than likely have darker shades in those areas!

So once I noticed how much sun damage I had I starting looking for the best products to even out my skin tone and brighten my complexion. Not to be confused with bleaching your skin at all. Brightening products and serums help you uncover your natural glow and enhances what you already working with! Its never to to late to take charge of your skin care! I will be sharing my favorite skin care products weekly and also giving product reviews. Today lets focus on evening out your skin tone and brightening your complexion. These are a few of my top picks baby!

 

Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil
Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil $54.00

This is one of my absolutely favorite products! This oil is absolutely heaven sent. Not only does it brighten and even out your skin tone. Its also so hydrating and makes your skin so soft and smooth. I usually use this product after I use my toner at night! I tend to stay away from this in the day time because it is so oily! This is one product you want to surely wear over night and let it soak into your pores. It can be used in the day time also but try to use a smaller amount in the day time cause of the oiliness! This really helped with dark marks and small blemished some things it made vanish and some things made them so faint it was unbelievable!

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Categories Fashion

Chanel’s Fall 2017 Couture Fashion Show

The celebrities and socialites where out and about for the Chanel Fall 2017 Couture Fashion show! The fresh designers shows are always jamming with all the A-List celebrities and the major players in the game! Its always very lit honey!  Also if you where not in the front row, you where not anyway honey! Check out some of my favorite looks from celebrities last night plus some of haute couture fresh off the runway! Karl Lagerfield is the epitome of no joke honey!

 

Tracee Ellis Ross!

 

Claudia Schiffer

 

Model Nana Komatsu

 

Pharrell Williams looking like a zaddy!

 

 

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Categories Fashion, Magazine Covers

Versace Fall 2018 Campaign.

The Versace fall 2018 ad campaign shot by Bruce Weber echoed the mood and awareness of the words “Equality,” “Love” and “Power” that appeared on the designer’s catwalk.

Words that ring especially timely, true and focused in the wake of the tragic events that continuously make headlines. Against a blurry concrete gray backdrop Weber lensed models Gigi Hadid, Mica Arganaraz, Taylor Hill and Vittoria Ceretti wearing a crop of the season’s looks, from tailored black coats and sexy dresses to checkered draped dresses, their tresses tinted in green, orange and gray. A gaggle of hot male models round- out the photoshoot.

As the Versace house pointed out on Instagram, the campaign is “a powerful manifesto of unity and hope.”

In other Versace news, it looks like the Versace-Riccardo Tisci match has hit a standby after months of negotiation. According to industry insiders, it won’t happen after all.

The New-York Blackstone Group fund owns a 20 percent stake in Versace since 2014.

 

Also check out some winning looks  for the upcoming seasons Men and Women below the drop ! Its very lit! I need and want a little bit of it all! COME ON!!!! (more…)

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Categories Uncategorized

BEARDS : Why The Ladies Love Them?

Ladies, lets chat! Now that sundress season is in full effect, it’s also playtime for a potential summer bae. A suave, charming charismatic man can steal your heart, but a man with a beard; Lord! Beards have become the key accessory that a man can possess. There is nothing more attractive than a well-groomed man with a beard, especially if their fashion sense is immaculate. For decades, the appearance of facial hair has evolved with the modern day man. There is something about a man that takes pride in his beard that can be seen as an indicator of not a rough-looking scrub but, rather, a confident, independent, and wise man.

There are numerous reasons why a woman should date a man with a beard. It’s the first thing you will notice and can spark flirty conversation. Here are some reasons why you should learn to love a man with a beard.

 

 

Beards have sex appeal

Beards can make the plainest man look instantly sexier, instead of with a baby face. Most women are attracted to a more rugged look. Women love a man who looks a little rough around the edges and can still treat them like a queen. There’s more than just a handsome face—it’s about how he carries himself in the presence of a woman.

Playtime is more fun

Kissing is more enjoyable with beards. There is nothing like the touch of facial hair when it rubs against your–much more pleasurable. Not only can PDA be fun, but private time can go from 0 to 100!

He looks good dressed up on date (Bae) night

Beards add contrast in men’s style. A suit or a sharp button down can complement a man’s facial hair and adds appeal to any stylish outfit. His beard can build a his confidence making him all the more attractive as arm candy on date nights. Always remember, ladies: Beards can make any man go from Urkel to future husband real quick. Stay woke!

He’s a class act

He will always be a classic. Timeless heartthrobs like Morris Chestnut, Larenz Tate, Nas, and Shemar Moore have flourished throughout the years as sex symbols. Beards can enhance his style and give off a sense of sophistication beyond his years. A woman can learn to appreciate a more refined looking man. A dapper yet smooth talker can have any woman feeling like they’re on cloud nine. Can I get an amen?!

Individuality

A man with a beard seems sure of himself and comfortable in his own skin. There is something sexy yet mysterious about a guy who takes pride in his appearance. His beard generates a strong male presence when among others, and this feature alone can set him apart as an alpha male.

Ladies, it’s officially time to embrace the beard gang and love them for their dedication to their personal style and appearance. If you haven’t given it a try, let this summer be your first foray into the wonderful world of beard dominance; you’ll thank me later. Until next time.

 

Source : CultureFeed

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Categories Uncategorized

Beyonce Previews Lemonade Box Set!

Good lord all mighty. Beyonce’ will seriously just not let us keep our coins in our pocket. She is the queen of surprises so today of course she made heads pop off when she announced  her Collector’s Edition : How To Make Lemonade Box Set out of no where! It has been one year since Beyonce’ released her multi-award winning  Lemonade visual album so its only right it gets a huge anniversary set. The 600+ page hardcover book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of LEMONADE . I am surely about to pre-order mine I’m sure I can go without a couple fine dining meals this month to pay for it! The box set is yours and mine for only  $300 dollars *rolling my eyes* (hence why I will need to skip Del Frisco twice this month) but its a must have. Are you getting yours, because I am surely not missing my sip?

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