Sorry Julia Roberts, but NO!

Let me just start out by saying how much I LOVE Julia Roberts. I mean she is the queen of rom-com’s to me – Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, My Best Friends Wedding AND the iconic Steel Magnolias.  I could go on but you get the gist – with that being said Julia should not be PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman.  Now what I am about to say might not be that nice but it is the TRUTH!


So don’t get me wrong Julia Roberts is a vision BUT we can do better! To me she is not the most beautiful woman of 2017 – is she even on the radar at the moment?  What’s the last thing she has even done … Mother’s Day ( which I  actually watched this weekend and it was HORRIBLE – funny tho). Anyway, the point I am trying to make is that we have SO MANY women in 2017 that have made impacts that would have been better and made more sense.


Who do you ask? Oh, I don’t know – Viola Davis, Traci Ellis Ross, Connie Britton, Sarah Paulson… should I go on? NO, because you get it – there are other women out there besides JULIA FREAKING ROBERTS. And not to mention this is her FIFTH time on the cover for the most beautiful woman. So that in itself shows that she shouldn’t be this year’s pick.

I just wish PEOPLE would have put A LOT more thought into this instead of recycling past cover girls. It is 2017 we have MORE THAN ENOUGH options for women to choose from – DO BETTER PEOPLE, DO BETTER!!

Trust and believe I will discuss this more on next weeks podcast… stay tuned!




Switching Things Up

For the past 3 years, I have been on and off blogging.  As a young woman, I have always felt as if I have a lot to say – hints to why I started this blog. I have always been passionate about fashion, beauty, pop culture, etc. BUT sometimes I have TOO much to say that cannot always fit in a blog post, so I have decided to switch to something that better suits me.

Jnolaism is making the switch from blog to… PODCAST! Yes, you read that correct – instead of reading my rants you can listen to them. SORRY IN ADVANCE FOR MY ANNOYING VOICE. But I promise you that you will love it and it’s going to be so much better!

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I know I have always taken time off from the blog or gone M.I.A for a while but only because the blog post I would write would be way too lengthy. I knew you wouldn’t want to read them because I barely wanted to write them. So please join me in this move, I think it will be great for all parties involved (especially my fingers). Now if there are certain things I want to blog about I will – so don’t cry I am not gone for good!

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My podcast will be no different from my blog – I will be discussing all things pop culture, reality tv, celebrity gossip and MORE. Each week I will be joined by a friend and we will DIVE into our struggles, along with giving you advice. I know what more could you ask for? So go subscribe and give the first episode a listen and STAY TUNED!

New episodes can be found every Monday, here! 




Embrace What You Hate

Not a person who gets personal or into their feelings but this week I am. Growing up I HATED my natural  – honestly up until a year ago I hated it. I thought straight hair was the way to be and that curly/ frizzy hair was ugly (well mine was). Maybe it is because I am 23 and realizing I can’t change the thing I dislike about myself but only embrace them.

As young women we have to stop beating up on ourselves about things that don’t matter. I know at 16 they feel as if they are the most important in the world but they aren’t! I also think it helps to be with a person and or have friends who lift you and not bring you down. Having a boyfriend who tells you he loves the things about you that you hate can help make you feel better. Now don’t get all ” you don’t need a man to make you feel good about yourself” – I agree you don’t. But when there are certain things about yourself you hate, hearing someone tell you they like those things might help you with your confidence.


This week I decided to embrace the things I try to usually hide. For instance – I am not a HUGE make up person but I do wear concealer everyday with blush and mascara almost everyday – this week I didn’t . Also, I wore my hair naturally all week – 50% because I didn’t feel like doing it but whatever. By doing this I felt a little bit better about myself – sometimes I did want to run to the bathroom real quick and put on some mascara but I didn’t. I embraced these two things that I worry about constantly and didn’t care what anyone thought.

I am not preaching to you to go out and not wear makeup for a week and not do your hair. But to find something that makes you insecure and value you it more than you have before.







Date the Bad Guys

Yes,  I know that we were told to always date the nice guy – the ones who treat us with respect. But… sometimes the bad guys dress up and pretend to be nice to us. Instead of hating these guys we should date them and after they F (you know the word) us over we should thank them. Why do you ask… I will tell you!

Okay, so I am sure we have all dated a jerk , a player and many other guys that just SUCK. We have cried about them, ate our feelings because of them and we have learned from them. Don’t get angry just hear me out – remember what that guy did to you? Exactly, you know how you DON’T want to be treated and the type of relationship you will not be in. As young women we need these HORRIBLE relationships to teach us what we will and will not accept!


From my own experiences I appreciate the lousy guys I have dealt with because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. Even though I had some sad nights in my room with Leona Lewis’ Keep Bleeding on repeat, I would go through it ALL over again. Without these heartaches we don’t find the ones that are truly worth it.

So for all the girls that just broke up with a grade A+ F boy, put on your favorite song to cry too and LET IT OUT girlfriend. He wasn’t the one and it isn’t the end of the world. After a few years you are going to look back and say ” Wow, what if I never dated him”. I mean we know how the story goes, you have to kiss a few frogs before we get our prince ladies!





Gorilla’s, Abuse and #TheHills

Since last week the news (social media – where millennials receives news) the news has been buzzing with so many topics. Whether it be the uproar about the Gorilla, Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp abuse scandal or the return of Lauren Conrad on MTV in August. Day after day we have been hit with so much information that it’s hard to stay focus.

First, I’m going to start off with a serious issue… Abuse. This is most likely going to be one of the few times I will be serious but I want to say that mental and physical abuse is wrong. There is nothing funny about it, also it is wrong to shame a young woman just because you are obsessed with a movie star. Now, I am not one to jump the gun because I have no idea what happens behind close door especially when it comes to the Heard/Depp household, but if a women comes forward about being abused no one has the right to comment. In my own opinion I believe Amber and maybe it’s because I’ve never been a huge Johnny Depp fan. Also, I would like to say for people who come out that know him don’t know the person he was with Amber – just because he didn’t beat his last girlfriend, wife, daughter or friend doesn’t mean he is an angel. So stop judging the victim because until you have you have walked in their shoes you have no idea what it is like to be them!

Second, let’s discuss Harambe the gorilla – I’m on the fence about this one, let’s hope I don’t fall over (you see what I did there). Too soon? Anyway, I don’t believe it was necessary to kill the gorilla but I am also not a parent and can’t even imagine what it feels like to see your child next to an animal you fear is dangerous. After watching the video it does come off as if the gorilla has no intention of harming the child – but I am not a gorilla expert so again I can see both sides. But the fact that there is a twitter war about this and so many people are out raged – how about we bring it down a notch guys.

Last but definitely not least, LAUREN CONRAD IS COMING BACK TO MTV.


I mean guys we needed a pick me up from the first two stories. Anyway the rest is about to be written! Am I on a roll or what? Can you believe that it has ben 10YEARS since the premier of The Hills! No idea where the time has went but so glad it has brought us to this moment. The Hills: That Was Then, This is Now is a special by MTV for the 10 year anniversary of the show and all the drama it brought us. LC (that’s what her friends call her) is going to talk about the series and hopefully throw some secrets in there. So get yourself a few bottles of wine, call up your high school bffs (even if you haven’t talked since the show ended) and pop some popcorn because on August 2nd at 10PM all our dreams are coming true!





Guess Who’s Back?

After almost 8 months I have decided to come back to my baby (JNOLAISM). I stopped blogging because I felt as if I had nothing to talk about – which is odd coming from me. Now approaching my graduation – 2 DAYS AWAY – I thought it was time to grace you all with my presence again.

This will also get my father off my back about asking what I am doing with my blog (Happy now Reggie?). If you have noticed I have moved my blog from Tumblr to WordPress because now that I am coming into a new phase of my life I thought a change would be nice. Starting over on WordPress is giving me the chance to really do what I wanted from the beginning with this blog ; to vent about my life but also share the obstacles I go through in life with you all and giving my take on the day-to-day struggles of a recent graduate.

With all that being said; Jnolaism will be the same light hearted, sarcastic, inspirational, and trendy blog that it was on Tumblr but with a new direction. As stated I graduate in two days so my trials and conflicts are changing into a different realm. I am no longer the college girl juggling internships, jobs, and a  boyfriend miles away. But now a recent grad, with no money, on the hunt for a job and a busy boyfriend who is only 10 min away but works 24/7.

We are all just trying to figure where we are going in this world and thats what I am here for. Not to steer you in the right direction because I am just as lost as you are. Jnolaism will point you in the direction I think makes the most sense – doesn’t mean I am right, even though I most likely am. So in the words of my fairy glam-mother Nene Leakes  “Pick your faces off the floor, she’s back!”