Monthly Archives December 2020

Guess Who’s Back? MAC X Teyana Taylor Vault Release For The Holidays!

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Hey girl hey! Christmas has come early!

You have another chance to purchase the MAC X Teyana Taylor collection before it sells out again!

MAC X Teyana Taylor

The beauty brand has released a special vault box on sale exclusively at Macy’s and just in time for all those virtual holiday parties.

Or for the friend who’s stuck in the 90’s, gift them with Teyana’s old-school favorites remixed in a brand-new neon beat.

The special vault box has everything in it, Including gold bronze mineralized skin finishes, that I’m obsessed with.

The full MAC x Teyana Taylor Vault collection retails for $250. and is available online exclusively on www.macys.com and select Macy’s retail locations.

Laurieann Gibson New Book ‘Dance Your Dance’ Available For Pre-Order

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I’ve been a fan of choreographer Laurieann Gibson since she told Diddy on Making The Band that God put her on!

Laurieann Gibson

The creative visionary who has choreographed dance numbers for some of our favs , including Queen Bey; is prepping to release her debut book “Dance Your Dream: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Passion and Live Your Dream,” this February.

Dance Your Dance is an explosion of inspiration, passion and empowerment—an entertaining and transformative unstoppable ride to your greatness. I can’t wait for people to start reading it. I believe it can be life-changing.

Packed with personal anecdotes from her 20+ year career in entertainment and messages of empowerment, Dance Your Dance speaks to the dreamer in you: the artist, the singer, the writer, the entrepreneur, the mogul, the mover, the shaker, the thinker.

Laurieann Gibson

Readers who pre-order the book today (Dec 8th) will receive access to exclusive video content from Laurieann aka BOOMKACK and a first look at chapter one of the book. Additionally, the first 500 to pre-order will receive a limited-edition promotional item.

Pre-order HERE

Belle Collective: New Unscripted Series Coming To OWN

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Belle Collective is about to put Jackson, Mississippi on the map!

The ladies of the upcoming reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network are putting their differences aside to revitalize the historic Farish Street in the Capital City.

Belle Collective
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This would be major! I can’t tell you how many men have tried to revitalize this historic part of Jackson over the last 10 years with no luck.

Farish Street was once known as the hub for Black-owned businesses in Jackson. Now with mostly abandoned storefronts, people are left to patronize Johnny T’son Friday nights and attend church at Farish Street Baptist Church on Sundays.

Belle Collective

The five principal belles include:
• Dr. Antoinette Liles, one of the few Black female dentists in the state. Dr. Liles is navigating
a recent divorce and opening her very own dental practice.
• Lateshia Pearson is the CEO of the National Women’s Brunch Organization. Her brunches
bring powerful women together and help promote self-empowerment, she is the mastermind behind bringing the ladies together to revitalize Farish Street.
• Latrice Rogers is the young mastermind and entrepreneur behind Goddess Lengths, the
most successful hair care emporium in the region.
• Marie Hamilton-Abston, a self-made millionaire and CEO of the bustling Hamilton Davis
Mental Health empire.
• Tambra Cherie is the newly single midday diva and on-air radio personality for Jackson’s
top hip-hop and R&B station and host of the most controversial radio show in the city, “The
Relationship Hour.”


“Belle Collective” is executive produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King and
Slane Hatch serving as executive producers. Angela Dugan, Mimi Adams and Cherelle
Hinds serve as co-executive producers.

Check Out VP Elect Kamala Harris New VP Residence

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VP elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug will no longer call California home when they move into the VP residence in Washington this January.

VP Residence

The beautiful and private home sits behind a gate on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory. According to The White House, the first floor has a reception hall, living room, sitting room, dining room, garden room, lounges, pantry kitchen, and veranda.

VP residence

On the second floor of the 9,000 square ft. home is the master suite, another bedroom, a study, and a den. The attic has four bedrooms for children, and the main kitchen is located in the basement.

President elect Joe Biden once said he was thankful for former VP Dan Quayle who added a swimming pool to the residence.

VP residence

When they were second in command the Biden’s hosted a barbecue at the residence for wounded service members from Walter Reed hospital.

VP residence

Also, just like the White House, the VP residence gets decorated at Christmas time.

VP Residence

Hershey Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe

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Hershey holiday sugar cookie blossoms is just what Santa ordered!

Hershey Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms

The baking brand released is introducing a new Blossoms cookie, the Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms, to spark festive cookie baking this year. With a sugar cookie base and the recently released Hershey’s Kisses Sugar Cookie candy at the center, the new Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms are a colorful addition to holiday traditions. 

Here is the Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 36 Hershey’s Kisses Sugar Cookie Candies
  • Your favorite sugar cookie dough or mix
  • Green and red decorator’s sugar
Hershey Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Remove wrappers from candies; set aside.
  2. Mix cookie dough following package directions for cutout cookies. Divide dough into 36 equal (about 1-1/4 inch) balls; roll in green or red sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Happy Baking!

Mariah Carey Cookies? The Diva Launched Her Very Own Cookie Brand

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All I want for Christmas is Mariah Carey cookies!

Mariah Carey Cookies

The Queen of Christmas just launched her very own cookie brand and just in time for Santa.

Yay, cookies! We love ‘em….love ‘em during the holidays…..love ‘em all year round!!

You can have Mariah’s Cookies delivered freshly baked and directly to your door via delivery apps including Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats and Seamless.

Mariah Carey Cookies

The baked goods will be available all year, not just during the holidays, but right now, the brand is offering a Holiday Hits Box, which includes gingerbread, white chocolate cranberry and pumpkin varieties. Other assortments include the Chocolatey Treats Box, the Pumpkin Box and the Gingerbread Box.

The cookies are rolling out in more than 30 markets around the country. To see if they’re available where you live click HERE.

Space Jam A New Legacy Coming To HBO Max This Summer

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Space Jam A New Legacy starring LeBron James is headed to HBO Max this summer and I’m excited about it.

Space Jam A New Legacy

I watched the original Space Jam back in the day starring my other favorite basketball player Michael Jordan and it was a good movie, so I’m expecting nothing different from LeBron and Bugs Bunny.

 Space Jam

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. is releasing all of its films to HBO Max in accordance with their theatrical releases.

Space Jam A New Legacy

Exhale Shoop Shoop….

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Whitney Houston’s Exhale Shoop Shoop is still one of my favorite songs to listen to, especially during my time of self reflection.

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Exhale…..

Having to sit still this year has caused my anxiety and OCD to be out of control.. ( I’m forever cleaning and spraying) but seriously outside of that I’ve spent this year exhaling.

You see I’m almost 50!!!

And I’ve finally learned to embrace who Bea really is without giving two cents about what others think.

Exhale Shoop Shoop

Who is Bea? A girl born in Tchula,MS and raised on the south side of Chicago. So I’m a country girl with big city dreams.

I’m a girl who was raised in the church, but snuck out to hang on the block while my mother was at work. So I love God and trap music.

Exhale Shoop Shoop

I’m a girl who’s never felt like she belonged, who always felt like there was more out there, who’s protective of those she love, a cheerleader for everyone, but never a cheerleader for herself. A girl who for years dimmed her light so others could shine brighter…. but no more! That did nothing but had me frustrated and in bondage.
So this year as I sat in the house I did the hard work of working on my self. Not my physical self but my mental and spiritual self… I purchased a diary, and started re-reading my Bible from the beginning and exhaled.

Viola Davis Covers The Special Women In America Issue Of AARP

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AARP is celebrating women in America inside their December/January issue and they’ve tapped Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis for the cover.

Viola Davis

Inside the issue, Queen Viola, who is one of today’s most respected, gifted and sought-after actors, talks about her passions that lie more in matters of the heart and soul: loving her family, sharing her wisdom, spreading her message of hope, confidence and faith.

“I am a God believer. I believe that sometimes you have to give it over to a higher entity, because sometimes I don’t have the answers and I’m never going to have them.”

Additionally, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner, Italian Icon Sophia Loren, Purpose Prize Honoree Glenn Close and more inspiring stories are featured inside the issue.

Also, AARP The Magazine asked five sets of mothers, daughters and granddaughters to talk about how being a woman has changed in their families and in America since the rise of the modern feminist movement 50 years ago. Their stories are simultaneously shocking, loving and hopeful.

Available in homes starting in December and available online now at www.aarp.org/magazine/.

My New Coach Harmony Hobo Bag

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Behind every successful woman is a fabulous bag!

My first designer purse in high school was a brown COACH crossbody and I’ve been in love with their leather quality and durability ever since.

Coach Harmony Hobo Bag

So I was excited to hear about their holiday sale!!!! They’re offering up to 50% off on select items.

Coach Harmony Hobo Bag

I’ve been eyeing this COACH Harmony Hobo bag with snakeskin detail for a minute. I can fit everything inside: My wallet, iPad, makeup pouch coin purse, comb, face masks and iPhone cords. It is my official “winter bag.”

Coach Harmony Hobo Bag

About my new purse via the COACH website:

Our aptly named Harmony bag combines the relaxed, nonchalant vibe of a hobo-style with the structure of a sturdy carryall. Crafted in a mix of glove tanned leather and soft suede with genuine snakeskin details, it features three organized interior compartments and pleated side gussets that fan out for a roomier shape when you need some extra space.

Shop this and other bags at www.coach.com