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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Be Grateful!

The Christmas holidays are only a few days away. It's very possible that you may get some unwanted gifts or you may not get the Wii or iPad you wanted. Holidays are about family and remembering to be grateful for what we have. There are people who wish they had simple things, like a family, a home and consistent meals to eat. So, keep this in mind if you starting pouting about something you wish you had. Some may wish they had what you take for granted. Now, go spread some love during the holidays!

Peace,

Jen

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crossing time zones

Imagine a 20hour plus flight (inclusive of waiting hours) from Amsterdam,Netherlands to Harare, Zimbabwe,(capital) then a 3 and half hour drive to Gweru,Zimbabwe (my home town). I'm finally home and can truly appreciate the beauty of the motherland.I was greeted with my first proper safari-sun-set, it was beyond beautiful- and it reminded me of all the other beautiful things my country has to offer, despite the negative side that is always shown in media. If ever you get the chance to visit Africa, definitely pick Zimbabwe, not only to see one of the seven wonders of the world, The Victoria Falls, but also to just generally have a feel of the diversity in culture, cuisine and wildlife.

Check out this link: WORLD OF WONDERS- ZIMBABWE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQFy5mo4ez8



VICTORIA FALLS
http://travel-the-world-for-free.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mos Def Rocks Brooklyn!

Check out the performance of hip-hop artist Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey at the 5th Annual Restoration Rocks event in Brooklyn, NY.

See pics and video from his performance in our newsletter.


Have a great day,

Jen

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Win a $15 iTunes GIft Card from Double Dutch Magazine!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bye, Bye Blisters

Remember those unbearable painful walks back home. Whether your feet is aching away on the train or the cab ride home?

I feel your pain.

We all want to express our outer-beauty. And sometimes - beauty is pain.

And not just for girls who love sporting heels, but I'm writing for the sporty chicks as well.

Here's one cure to blisters that I discovered on a recent MTV blog post.

Mouthwash!

Here’s How:

Soak a cotton ball in a mouthwash and pat onto your blister. Repeat as many times throughout the day.

Why it works:

The thymol ingredient in the mouthwash is a helpful ingredient that will help shorten healing time. Also, the menthol in the mouthwash will temporarily numb the pain! So you won't have to count the days until your next high-heel wearing fiesta.

Try it and let me know how it worked ;)

Monday, August 29, 2011

The MTV VMAs Were Hot

MTV did not disappoint with last night's Video Music Awards a.k.a. The VMAs. There were great performances by future mama, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye and Chris Brown. Of course, our girl Lady Gaga kept it kooky by staying in character as her alter ego, Jo Calderone. It was great to see Britney Spears receive a VMA honor. She's been through a lot over the past few years. She deserves to be recognized as a talented, dynamic performer and a trendsetter. Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj kept everyone entertained with their big, bright fashions. The dedication to Amy Winehouse was cool, but sad, at the same time. Her video with the legendary singer, Tony Bennett, shows she could have evolved into a great jazz singer. It was one of the best music awards shows I've seen in a long time. Maybe this will raise the bar and give other awards programs the motivation to be more creative with the shows they present to honor music artists.


See pics from the MTV VMAs below. Enjoy!

Pregnant Beyonce on the Red Carpet
Photo by Getty Images

Katy Perry on the Red Carpet
Photo by PictureGroup

Nicki Minaj on the Red Carpet
Photo by PictureGroup

Cutie Taylor Lautner on the VMA Red Carpet
Photo by Getty Images

Kim Kardashian Gives Her Best Look for the Camera
Photo by Getty Images

Pauly D of MTV's 'Jersey Shore'
Photo by PictureGroup

Snooki of MTV's 'Jersey Shore'
Photo by PictureGroup

Britney Spears on the VMA Red Carpet
Photo by PictureGroup

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Slow Down, Girl!

Hurricane Irene came in with a fury, but New York City made it through. It's amazing how we can adapt to situations when we need to, and sometimes it forces us to "stop." We live in such a fast-paced city. When is the last time you stopped? Unfortunately, it sometimes takes extreme weather, illness or loss of a loved one for us to realize it's ok for us to slow down and ree-lax. As girls, we often have this pressure of being multi-taskers: checking our twitter accounts while talking on the cell and texting someone. All at the same time. It sounds cool and fancy, but sometimes doing too much all at the same time can cause you to be stressed out, overwhelmed or make mistakes. Hmm, what do you think would happen if you sent, "Let's go to  the movies tomorrow, Jaden?" Oops, you sent that message to Chris. So, take a moment to enjoy life at a slower pace. You'll be able to focus and enjoy the moment.

Jen

P.S. Take a look at what we've been up to in the month of August:

Congrats to our girl Bey, on her baby! We wish you all the best during your pregnancy:)