Aloha from Hawaii


I tagged along with my friend Dudley who went there for a work conference/retreat.  He was in chill mode so I did alot of swimming, shopping and drinking!!!  Would love to go back & do some more touristy stuff.  I didn’t wanna venture too far out by myself and end up missing like the tourist in Aruba.

We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, a beautiful & humongous complex that was in the perfect location. The beach was right in front of us, Ala Moana Shopping center to the left (an endless shopping adventure) and Kalakaua Ave to the right. Kalakaua Ave can best be described as much more fun version of Rodeo Drive.
I’m a die hard Atlanta Falcons fan so we searched long and hard for a place to watch the football game at 8am (1pm Eastern Time).  Ended up missing the Falcons vs. Panthers game, but my girl Rocky gave me a play by play of the awesome win.  It was funny sitting in a sports bar at 8am drinkin a Mai Tai with my pancakes.  
We went to an evening luau and it was just as cool as it looks on TV.  Complete with fire dancers, they even had adorable Polynesian girls handing out the leis. As much as I love flowers, I was in flower heaven in Hawaii. *CLICK the video & take a peak of the fire dancers*

It's 5 o'clock somewhere = My moto
Diamond Head Mountain - volcanic tuff cone
Dudley joined me for the day & we climbed Diamond Head Mountain, he literally had to drag me up the mountain, I thought I was going to die. When I finally made it to the top, it was worth the pain because the view is amazing.

While Dudley was maxin & relaxin, I took a shuttle to the Waikele Premium Outlets & did what I do best… shopped & goofed off! I was having way too much fun with the kids working in the Skateboard shop & came pretty close to missing the shuttle for the airport.

Rasta Nails aka Ethiopia flag

Nail designs are sooooo easy!  You just need to have the artistic vision to see the designs one layer at a time and not try to jump to the final product.  The designs aren't perfect but if anyone is THAT close to my nail they probably deserve to be shanked which if you know me YOU KNOW I am quick to shank a mofo!!!

Remember to start with a clear base coat.  As with any design I do, Q-tips and polish remover are my friend.  Paint at an angle to the best of your ability and clean the rest of it up with a Q-tip & polish remover  Or if you prefer no angle just draw straight lines. 

Same thing with 2nd color
Add final color, top coat, then clean up the cuticles and around ur nail

Miami Carnival 2011

Miami Carnival aka The Caribbean Reunion!!!  This was by far the best US carnival week ever, nonstop partyn all day & all nite from Thursday - Monday.  I had to abandon my chicas & ride out solo a couple times, but hey... no sleep till Brooklyn!!!  It was so good seeing all homies from across the globe & cant wait to see them on D road again soon!

If you were crazy enough to miss it, here are a couple videos to help you get your life together for next year.

Had to support my team while on D road

You KNOW u had a good time when ur body says NO MAS!!!

Luv luv luv D kids!

Quick timeout b4 I ended up like homie passed out in the grass


Gotcha Jermaine!!!

Rave Recap ~ Machel Montano, Kes, Bunji Garlin, Skinny Fab, Faye Ann Lyons & more

Panama Flag Nails

As I prep for yet another carnival I decided to share my Panamanian nails since I already did Jamaica.  As is the case with every other nail design I do, it  looks complicated but it is insanely easy and if you funk up, just erase & start over.

You need a base coat, top coat, red, white & blue polish and A LOT of Q-tips

Paint one little square, then clean up the edges with your q-tip & polish remover

Paint another little square, then clean up the edges with your q-tip & polish remover

I think you get the point by now

You can buy nail jewelry from the beauty supply store & glue stars to ur nails, but those snag in my hair so I prefer to paint bootleg stars (plus these stars don’t fall off a couple days later)

 PS:  Dont forget to clean up your cuticles with nail polish remover (even tho u can clearly tell that I didnt. lol)

If you wanna rock some Jamaica flags on the other hand like I am, here is the link to my Jamaica Flags tutorial