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BEAUTY GIVEAWAY: Nominate a special woman in your life for a Beauty Box!

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Some of you may know that I have another website, called Make Her Up. There I review beauty products – and we give away a ton of goodies as well. In the spirit of Christmas, we’re giving away 2 Beauty Boxes to someone who needs a little pick-me-up!

From Make Her Up:

Erin and I are blessed to have a job that allows us an abundance of amazing beauty products. Products that we’d never pay for ourselves, products we can give to family and friends. We have been talking over the last week or so about wanting to share our goods with a couple of you.

We want to open this giveaway up to you guys. We would really love to send out a couple care packages this holiday season to women who could really use some encouragement. Do you know someone who has been down on their luck lately? Do you know someone who doesn’t get much for Christmas – but always provides for everyone around her? Do you know a woman who could use a little something special for Christmas? I think each of us know that one special person in our life who could just use something really wonderful….and that’s who we’re looking for.

We would love for you to nominate that person to receive a special beauty gift box from Make Her Up.

Here’s how to nominate your special woman:

GO HERE TO NOMINATE YOUR WOMAN:

  • Your woman’s age (will help us determine which products to send)
  • How you know the woman
  • Why you feel this woman should receive the gift box
  • Please DO NOT include their name. We will reach out to you and get that info at the end.
  • YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS

We will pick 2 women, an older woman and a younger woman (because of the product types).

We will send a boxed gift to your woman, and include your letter/comment that won them the gift.

We’ll give this a couple weeks, because we’d really like to choose the winner carefully.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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WATCH HERE: Fergie releases her first music video in years!

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Fergie has released a music video for her new song, “L.A. Love.”

The song sorta drives me bonkers – but I couldn’t stop watching the video.

Watch the video below…. what do you think?

Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 4:16pm
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REVIEW: Michael Keaton is BACK in ‘Birdman’

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‘Birdman’ is the kind of movie you know you probably SHOULD see, but you don’t know if you really want to. I honestly didn’t think the previews were all that great, but it was getting such amazing reviews I knew I HAD to see it!

I pretty much always agree with Rotten Tomatoes and use their rating system quite regularly when trying to figure out if a movie is worth seeing. 50% or less and it’s a gamble. 50% or more and it’s a safe bet. ‘Birdman’ comes in at an almost perfect 94%, and so I was sold.

Here is the movie’s synopsis:

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

It’s a brief description, but I’m not sure how better I would have said it. I thought the movie was BRILLIANT. Michael Keaton was amazing. Edward Norton gives one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from him. Emma Stone was perfection. I saw it with my girlfriend, and at one point in the film I leaned over and said “every line in this movie is genius.” It is just written SO WELL, that you have to just sit back, and watch in awe.

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this movie. I think it’s pretty close to perfection. As we left the theater, my girlfriend said “yeah but who would we suggest this movie to?” It’s not the kind of blockbuster film that will make a ton of movie. If you’re the kind of person who sees movies once or twice a month – maybe less – this might not be the movie for you. This movie is much more for the connoisseur of dark comedies, artsy flicks. If you like the same kind of movies as I do, I think you’re going to love it like I did.

Genius. That’s all there is to it.

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Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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NEW CONTEST!! Lifetime’s ‘Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B’ Movie PLUS Photos and Videos!

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I am so excited to announce this new contest – and Lifetime’s new original movie, ‘Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B!’ The new movie will premiere on November 15th at 8:00 ET!

Before Beyonce and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. I remember Aaliyah so well. She just exploded on the scene – and EVERYONE was talking about her.

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Lifetime’s NEW movie stars Alexandra Shipp as singer Aaliyah. The film will begin in the early days of her career – up until her tragic death. The movie is based upon the bestselling book, “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman” by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley.

The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. The movie will also touch on her high-profile relationship with Damon Dash, her brief marriage to R-Kelly (which producers say will be handled “tastefully”), and her shocking death.

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On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. I remember that day vividly!

Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.

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The two-hour movie is executively produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams. “We let you know what happened with Aaliyah and R. Kelly. Nothing is distasteful. You don’t want to be distasteful, but you need to tell a story.”

Lifetime’s Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, stars Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as the beloved actress and music sensation.

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Cast:

  • Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah

o   Multi-talented actress and singer/songwriter who starred as KT Rush in the Nickelodeon series House of Anubis. Additional credits include the upcoming film Drumline 2: A New Beat, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Ray Donovan, Victorious, Switched at Birth and Awkward. Shipp is currentlyfilming Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton.

  • Rachael Crawford (The Man) as Diane Haughton
  • Sterling Jarvis (The Sentinel) as Mike Haughton
  • A.J. Saudin (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton
  • Lyriq Bent (Saw IV) as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson
  • Anthony Grant as Damon Dash
  • Izaak Smith (Mirror, Mirror) as Timbaland
  • Elise Neal (The Soul Man) as Gladys Knight
  • Chattrisse Dolabaille (Home Away) as Missy Elliot.

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Want to join the conversation?

#AaliyahMovie #TalentisEternal
Twitter: @lifetimetv
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifetime
Site: http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/aaliyah-the-princess-of-rnb

CONTEST!!

To enter, follow @ICYDK @LifetimeTV and TWEET your entry using the #AaliyahMovie hashtag.

Answer one – or all (for extra chances to win) of these questions – and be entered to win a $150 VISA GIFTCARD! Winner will be announced the day before the premiere – November 14th! 

• As an icon and legendary singer, dancer and actress, what are some of your favorite Aaliyah moments from her career?

• Which of Aaliyah’s acting roles was your favorite?

• What is your all-time favorite song from music icon Aaliyah?

• What was your favorite Aaliyah fashion moment and have you ever tried to recreate it?

• Which one of your favorite Aaliyah songs, dance videos and/or movie roles best resonates with you?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Lifetime, but the opinions here are 100% mine.

Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:15pm
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