October 31, 2012

Run DMC Reuniting at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012...

Run-D.M.C. will reunite for the first time on stage since the death of Jam-Master Jay in 2002 at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012. Surviving members Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels will headline the main stage on Friday night November 2nd (on the Orange Stage). In addition, D.M.C. will perform a solo set during the festival, previewing tracks off his new album. Other acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year? De La Soul, Bun B, AraabMuzik, Rakim, more Indie bands than you could name in a minute AND a taco cannon. Yep. A cannon that will shoot tacos. It all sounds so crazy and I can't wait! Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 runs November 2nd – 4th at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (nbr5) for updates and photos!
About Fun Fun Fun Fest: In 2006, Fun Fun Fun Fest booked its first set of acts in downtown Austin and it didn't take long for it to become the darling of independent festivals for music lovers and music makers in the United States. Throughout the years, Fun Fun Fun Fest has become renowned for its musical lineup, as well as its collection of comedy, food, fashion, and poster art experiences. Now in its seventh year and recognized as one of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground, and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world. 

Silly Candy: Last Minute Halloween Costumes

"The Black Eyed Peas" lol, click the pic to see more.

October 22, 2012

Hip Look of the Day: Gwen Stefani

43 year old Gwen Stefani is serving up all types of fierce in this pic while out taking her kids (dressed in Halloween costumes) to a pumpkin patch in Los Angeles on October 21, 2012. Well played Gwen. Well played.

October 16, 2012

Beyonce To Perform the 2013 Superbowl Halftime Show in New Orleans

After a source told the Associated Press that BeyoncĂ© will take the stage at the halftime show during Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans, the superstar officially confirmed the news herself with a post on her official website. 

Beyoncé made the announcement via a photograph in which the date Feb. 3, 2013, is written on her face in the style of a football player sporting eye black. At the top of the page, the announcement reads: "Countdown to Touchdown."

During last year's halftime show, Madonna incorporated LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. into her 12-minute performance.

October 15, 2012

Rihanna Covers VOGUE For the 2nd Time...

And she's giving ya'll FACE on this cover. I don't really count myself as a super Rihanna fan, but I will give her what she makes. This girl works her look. Congrats to her.

October 11, 2012

WATCH: Drew Brees Battles One Direction for Pepsi

One Direction fans vs. the WHODATS? The WHODATS would win. Just saying.

October 1, 2012

I'm 2 years Post Relaxer TODAY!

18 months post relaxer
You guys! Today marks my 2 year anniversary of not straightening my hair! A full 24 months! My last hair relaxer was 2 years ago TODAY, October 1, 2010. Here's a pic of me one day after my last relaxer on October 2, 2010. Take a walk with me won't you? And let's revisit my own natural hair journey..

First, my straight hair... I miss it sometimes, but it's mostly the length I miss. I love my curly hair! And hair grows back so...

During my transition (15 months!) The two textures kept me with a scarf or hat on or slicked back and wavy

My first glimpse of my curly hair!

WATCH: My Natural Hair Journey Part 1 below:

After transitioning for 15 months, I finally cut off my relaxed ends on January 1, 2012. This pic is from the day I cut it.

WATCH: Me and my "Brand New Hair" below:

I started to experiment with braid outs (takes longer to do) and twist outs (they're quicker so I do them more) check me out below really feeling a twist out I did a while back, lol
And I've noticed a marked change in the thickness of MY HAIR since going natural. I can't speak on anyone else's experience, but in my own experience, my hair had started to thin with my relaxers, but since letting it grow curly, I've experienced increased volume and crazy thickness. Awesome. 
A few of my favorite products to use in my hair are coconut oil, olive oil Rosemary, Peppermint and Sweet Basil (my favorite!!) essential oils, Kinky Curly Knot Today, Jason Aloe Vera Gel, Eco Styler Gel, Shea Butter, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner, Giovanni Direct Leave In, Hawaiian Silky Curl Activator (if you use Kinky Curly Curling Custard, compare the ingredients to Hawaiian Silky. And then compare the price, then guess which one I buy now, lol)
A couple of my favorite curly haired Youtubers:
Naptural85 and taren916
My one year "big chop" anniversary is coming up on January 1, 2013!