5 Podcasts Worth Listening To

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Podcasts are great if you are looking for some entertainment beside cable T.V, Netflix, and YouTube. Give it a try. It could be exactly what you need and you may not even know it. This list is just a few favorites I have been listening to lately.

The Visit with Dr. Arabia Mollette

I love the straight-forward medical advice from this N.Y doc. She is a fun & energetic emergency medicine doctor who discusses topics such as health, fitness, relationships and more! Guests from NYC and around the globe help answer challenging health questions and concerns. After one episode, you will be hooked.

Laila Ali Lifestyle

This former boxer has recently expanded her broad range of talents, becoming a health and wellness inspiration. Of course, she is well known for her boxing career and some may even know her from the t.v. show Dancing with the Stars. Her podcasts highlight reputable people in the industry.

Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed and Steve Allman are an excellent duo.  Cheryl is a best-selling author of several books and has even been mentioned in Oprah’s book club! This flawless pairing from a couple who are not intimate with each other is unique and amazing. Originating from a successful advice column, this podcast is here to stay.

The Friend Zone

Fran, Dustin, and Asante are three friends who have come together to discuss real topics in an entertaining and practical way. They chat about current events in pop culture, health & wellness tips, new music, reality T.V. I have been listening to this podcast for over a year now.  Lately, on Wednesday, I enjoy my routine where I take my son to his sports program and sit and listen to The Friend Zone in the while he plays.

The 5am Miracle 

Jeff Sanders has been podcasting for over four years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. He’s had guests on his show like Lisa Gray and Deepak Chopra. Productivity is the main focus of his discussions. He offers lifelong habits and tip & strategies to get you excited for life.

 

DIY Nail Art

I like to keep myself busy with DIY manis once or twice a month at home. Normally, my reasons for getting my nails done are weddings or other special occasions where I’ll be taking professional photos. Naturally, my nails grow quite fast, but they always break or chip after a few weeks. So on occasion, I’ll get tips instead of doing my own regular manicure.

Being me -a frugal fashionista, I didn’t want to pay the money to take off my fake nails, so this time around, I decided to buy a $5 nail remover instead. In my head, I figured this product can be used more than once so I’d be getting my money’s worth. I get tired of the same nail color after about a week. I always try to stretch out my fill-in another week or two by painting them myself in a different color.

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After about 30 minutes sitting with my hands in this stuff, it still didn’t take the tips off. All of the nail polish was removed, but that was about it. Needless to say, I was highly disappointed. The nail techs know how to make money, they glued those things on so good you have no choice but to pay money for to remove them.

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A while back, I bought some nail art. I was feeling extra creative, so I decided to try it out. YOLO 🙂 I forgot the store I got them from, but I know I picked them up in the clearance rack for about $3. I got an extra week of well-maintained looking nails by using my own polish and these stickers.

Check out the before & after below.


Can you believe this diy mani was done for less than $10 dollars? How do you extend your manicure (either real or fake nails)? I’m open to suggestions!

MY BET Experience – Part 2

Sunday before Janelle Monáe, Nicki Minaj, and Diddy performed at the BET Awards, all attention was on the LA Convention Center where day two of the BET Experience events were being held. The place was basically empty when we arrived at 12:45. I guess everyone was trying to get a glimpse of the celebs live on the Red Carpet, which wasn’t easy since the whole thing was fenced off and highly secured. Only those with pre-approved email confirmations could get into the pre-show. On Saturday, the energy was much higher than the previous day. Both days were full of free things to do for people of all ages, but it’s a shame more people didn’t know or care to attend on Sunday.

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The COVERGIRL Beauty Lounge was also empty. We walked past the runway and saw a great show of fashion and make-up tutorials. I didn’t stay throughout the whole presentation, but I could tell the intimate setting was perfect for instruction. Notice the empty chairs?

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Here I am waiting to see a member of my FAVORITE R&B group, Destiny’s Child. As a true fan, I was appalled at the turn out to hear these great artists speak. This picture was taken only a few minutes prior. The organizers had to ask people to move up to the VIP chairs because there was extra seating up front. Oh Yeah!IMG_4979

Kelly Rowland and Tyrese Gibson discussed their passion for the music industry and their passion for their families. The whole discussion will be aired July 3rd on the BET network.

“I have to raise a great man for a great woman…I just feel like I don’t want him to choose someone unavailable. I always want to be there for him, and I’m enjoying motherhood.”- Kelly Rowland

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