Lifestyle

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! 

X,

J

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Lifestyle

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.

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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.

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Xx,

J

 

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Guilty Pleasure

It’s October 3rd

If you do not understand the reference to today’s blog post you are either a) too young, b) too old or c) an idiot. Whichever one you are – you don’t belong here!

Happy Monday y’all – let’s jump right into it! So if you haven’t heard by now Princess Kim Kardashian-West was held at gunpoint in her Parisian hotel room last night. How you ask?  GREAT FREAKING QUESTION. For all the details see E NEWS (click). Side bar – I have literally being texting friends a play by play of this story all morning I CANNOT TYPE IT AGAIN – so just check out E News, they explain it better anyway!

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Is it just me or is it strange that someone so FAMOUS was alone in their hotel room with NO SECURITY? This is very scary no matter who it happens to anyone but especially someone who is so freaking rich. Every hour we are getting more updates on this story but it is just so hard to believe that this happened to someone who you would think would be very well secured. Now I am not pointing fingers BUT I think this may be a lesson for any celeb (mostly Kardashians/Jenners) to not show their every MOVE on social media. I didn’t personally watch Kim’s Snapchat story last night but she showed that she was alone in her room facetiming her brother Rob… Not smart Kim!

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The good thing is Kim is safe and “unharmed”, also North and Saint were not with her. Yes, her engagement was stolen but she can get another – I mean Kanye did just buy her a second one? The point is Kim will be traumatized for a while but she is still rich and ALIVE… so let’s all relax and the fans with #PrayforKim just stop please.

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Xo,

J

 

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Lifestyle

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!

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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!

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xo,

J

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Guilty Pleasure

HOLD THE PHONE! Carrie Bradshaw is Coming Back to the Screen?

YUP, you read that correct – the one and ONLY Carrie Bradshaw MIGHT eventually ( IN THE FAR FUTURE) come back to us!

SJP (SARAH JESSICA PARKER DUH) told the Press Association that it is a possibility (that hasn’t been discussed) but it can TOTALLY happen. Everyone is on board – and why wouldn’t they be. Sex and the City is iconic and not just because of the fashion and the dates but because of the women! They were strong but at the same time vulnerable, Carrie and the gang was – and still is  – everything you and your girlfriends want to be!

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I have seen every SATC episode more than 5 times and the the first movie I know every word to. Even though the sequal wasn’t the best and definitly can’t hold anything next to the first one, I would still go to see any show or movie connected to the series. Come on, think about it – Carrie, Samantha, Charolette and Miranda in 2016! Where are they in their careers and their relationship and WITH EACHOTHER?

In my eyes they have all transformed with technology – I am sure it was difficult, especially for Carrie ( I mean homegirl didn’t know to back up her computer). Carrie has turned her book into a daily blog/lifestyle website something along the lines of Goop but much more personal. Samantha is still running the PR scene but I hope has hired a few people to work under her ( was it just me or did she work alone?). Charolette is super MOM for sure and is probably in every high society organization there is on the Upper East Side – very Lily Vanderwoodsen with less scandals of course. And the queen of feminism, Miranda has opened her own firm run by women and for women in Brooklyn because what else would she have done!

But the real question is where are they having breakfast/brunch now because their go-to spot has closed down! All I know is that wherever these ladies are in life they are doing ittogether.

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Guilty Pleasure

Brangelina Has Come Undone

I know divorce isn’t suppose to be a happy time BUT when you sleep with a man who you know is committed to someone – it’s hard to feel bad for you. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been acknowledged as somewhat of a fairy tale.. HOW? I am sure that what they did is in the Ten Commandments.

For me this is very exciting news because I am #TeamJennifer all the way. Even though I am sure Jen could care less because she has her husband and that Smart Water Ad. I feel like somewhere deep DEEEEEEPPPP down inside she is glowing. Knowing that the man who cheated on you broke your heart hasn’t changed and is still doing the same thing.

Brad might have aged badly (personal opinion don’t attack me) but he is still playing the the same games as 2004 Brad. Daily Mail along with other gossip sites have reported that he was having an affair with co-star Marion Cotillard! I mean it wouldn’t be the first time… Listen my mom has always said the way your relationship begins is the way it will end.

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Hey Brad, if the shoe fits.

J

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Fashion & Beauty

Emmy’s Red Carpet

Unless you live under a rock – last night was the Emmy’s! Now I don’t always watch the awards, I usually care more about the red carpet. BUT when it comes to the Emmy’s I have to because I am a crazy TV watcher. Also, depending on the host I can judge if I will enjoy it or not. Last night I was more than pleased with Jimmy Kimmel’s performance and just the night over all.

Now back to whats important, the fashion! When the night started I wasn’t too happy with what I was seeing. I felt like I was at my junior prom all over again – it was a lot of sequins. Little by little it kept getting better and there were many that shined like stars last night.

Here they are:

Anika Noni Rose – I have no idea what show she is on  but this white is beautiful on her! It is simple but still makes a statement.

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Emmy Rossum – FYI she doesn’t have a stylist she dressers herself and works with designers. Emmy always looks beautiful but why hasn’t she been nominated for Shameless??? The white was the hot ticket last night – it works for the ones who are not nominated because even though it wasn’t their night you will remember what they wore!

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Allison Janney – Always a bridesmaid never a bride. Last night she was the Belle of the freaking ball!! This Badgley Mischka dress was stunning and she looked amazing in it!

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Kristen Bell – Secret garden is that you? This Zuhair Murad with the deep v-neck makes this dress sexy while still staying elegant.

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Sarah Paulson – I am a believer of “less is more” but last night was Sarah’s night to shine and she killed it in The People vs. OJ and she has to step on that red carpet and turn heads. That is exactly what she did in this Prada ensemble. 

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Traci Ellis Ross – When you are Diana Ross daughter you can’t help but slay! Traci really glowed on the carpet in this Ralph Lauren one shoulder cut out.

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Priyanka Chopra – Sometimes red on the red carpet is a little too much for me but Chopra really made it her own in this Jason Wu gown. She is definitely  one to be watching out for – she was every where during fashion and even though she wasn’t nominated for an Emmy that hasn’t stopped her.

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These are some of my favorite looks from last night! Who was your choice?

Until the next Red Carpet.

J

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