Monday, January 16, 2012

FlauntFingers: Ombre/Gradient Nail Design

Recently I painted my nails by using an ombre/gradient technique. Although it took some time I love it! It's not perfect but it turned out pretty well, don't you think!?

Ombre/Gradient Nails

Polishes used to accomplish this look: Light Green by Love&Beauty, Turquoise & Caicos by Essie, Pool Party by Milani, Disco Ball by Love&Beauty, and Dry Fast Top Coat by Seche Vite 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

FlauntFilm: Red Tails Shoot for Essence Mag

If you haven't heard already there's a movie coming out this Friday called Red Tails and it's an absolute must-see! I also had the amazing privilege and opportunity to be on set to assist with styling during the shoot for Essence Magazine. Make sure to get a copy of the January issue on stands now with Queen Latifah gracing the cover! Below is a sneaky peak of behind-the-scenes footage, a snapshot of the spread and the movie's official trailer. The entire staff was so amazing and professional plus the cast was hilarious and true gentlemen.

Check out and enjoy the video below I appear a few times too, can you spot me!? Don't forget to support this George Lucas film releasing this Friday January 20th, 2012!

Photographer: Derek Blanks | Stylist: Nonja McKenzie | Set Design: Eric Hollis | Grooming: Saisha Beecham | Manicurist: Tina Gold | Footage: Kawai Matthews

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Behind-the-scenes footage on set at Siren Studios in Los Angeles

David Oyelowo, Elijah Kelley, Michael B. Jordan, Nate Parker, Ne-Yo, Terrence Howard, and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the January issue of Essence Magazine

Red Tails official trailer

"WE FIGHT, WE FIGHT, WE FIGHT!" Oh boy I can't wait! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Flaunt Face: Ruby Whoo luvs Cherries!

My current beauty obsession...wearing lip color! I know, I know no big deal but if you know me at all, you probably know that I BARELY wear lip color, let alone lipstick. The main reason why I didn't was because well... my smooch is pretty large and I felt anything added just made them larger! 

However, I've broken out of that crazy notion and after quite a few trial and errors with colors and textures I found a perfect hue called Ruby Whoo. So below I'm flaunting my new bestie Ruby Whoo along with Cherry lip liner, both from MAC cosmetics. Honestly I should have rocked this look sooner because again...if you got it, flaunt it right?! Mmmuuaah!

Flaunt Current Music Favs

These are a few of my fav artist + one select song of the many that's constantly in my speakers these days! Please do yourself the favor and pleasure to get acquainted with each one...listen and you shall see. 

Stacy Barthe
"Comfy in My Coffin"

 Theophilus London

El Perro Del Mar
"Somebody's Baby"

Frank Ocean
"Thinking About You" 

"Cameo Lover"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year, New-ME, New-YOU!

Hello there FlauntFashionistas (old and new),

Wow it was been way too long since my last post and well...I miss blogging + all of you! The last time I posted on Nov 1st, 2010 was the first day I started my current job...hmm that says a lot huh?!  Well tons has happened since then of course, and I can't wait to get back into "flaunting"! In a nutshell I've been managing in retail for over a year (being one of the top stores in my district btw), I'm styling again (mostly assisting) while time permits, I'm working on a clothing line that I can't wait to share more details and sneaky peaks, and I'm currently working on an amazing event to help fund the line...hey times are hard lol! Besides that I'm still single and learning everyday to embrace the sweetness of solitude...especially as I also live alone. Speaking of, January 1st marked a year that I've been in my apartment whoo-hoo! But oddly enough I still haven't had the guts to fully style-out my space with my personal touch boo-hoo...maybe soon it's now 2012... heck-yeah!!

And because we are in a new year this can also mean a new-YOU + a new-ME! There's so much to flaunt so what better time to take advantage again! I won't make any promises however I will try my very best to stay more involved with my blog. Lastly I want to thank everyone that has visited in the past, continue to visit daily (waiting patiently for the next post) now in the presence, and new visitors I hope to meet in the near future. I want to inspire, be inspired, and keep you inspired while taking you through this journey to come!

Most importantly be fearless, stay fierce and flaunt-it because you've always had it!