Friday, June 21, 2013

"Toxic" is Now In Print!


I almost passed out as I ripped open the cardboard packaging that held my books. Finally, after six months  of work I was holding my first novel in my hands. Toxic is officially in print. For more info Continue reading...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How I Grew To Love My Belly

I have talked about my self esteem struggle many times on this blog. Too many damn times. Lol. Falling in love with myself and my body has been an uphill battle but I am winning!
For the past few months I have been seeing the fruits of all my inner labor. The praying and believing inspired me to take the actions that changed my life. No more young, wild living. Taking care of myself is now a top priority.
The inside is good, now I'm focusing on the outside. First thing's first, I have to get my body and fashion together. I blogged about fashion for the first time in my last post. Expect more, too. :)
As far as my body goes I started working out using a high interval intensity workout called Turbo Fire. Ever heard of Insanity? Well, Turbo Fire is the same workout only put to music and catered to women. I love it! My body has started to change shape and I'm slimming down nicely after only a couple of months. I'm feeling myself so much that I posted the above pic on Instagram showing off my progress with the caption "Fat & fabulous is the mission..." Meaning, I don't wanna be skinny just in love with the skin I'm in.
I was even inspired to go strapless last week. Can't even remember the last time I did that! Not to mention that this denim one-piece is a size Large when I was buying 2X and 3X. What a freakin' difference!
So to all of you ladies that are fighting the battle of the bulge I encourage you to keep on pushing. It is possible to reach whatever goals you set. It's simple to do, but it's not easy so it will take some motivation and strength but you can do it.
If you have any tips on how I can become a slimmer, sexier me or want to share your weightloss journey hit up the comment section below.

Smooches,
Rashida :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

RHOA Cynthia & Peter Thomas Tell All In New Book


Congrats to Cynthia! She's the first of the Real Housewives of Atlanta to step into the literary world and write a book. In Carry-On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight, Cynthia and her husband, Peter, are candid about the stories behind their crazy relationship, Peter's failed businesses, and their engagement scandal. The book is slated to be released in July and will be published by Griffen Scott Press, LLC.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Faves From The Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2013 Collection

One of my main goals for this year is to get my fashion sense back. I've had some tough times the past couple of years so I fell off fashion wise mainly because I couldn't afford to shop.
Now that I have steady income again I have been shopping and rebuilding my wardrobe. I look at tons of fashion blogs and follow some amazing plus size divas on Instagram (FOLLOW ME ON IG!) so I can keep up with what's hot.
I was scrolling through Baller Alert and saw the sneak peak they posted of the Fall 2013 shoe collection by Giuseppe Zanotti. I have no idea when I'll actually purchase a pair of Giuseppe's but I know I will on day. *Fingers crossed* So, I'm doing a little browsing in the mean time. The top pair are my favorites. Which one is yours?

I could definitely see myself wearing these with a cute outfit for Fourth of July.


My least favorite...

Friday, May 31, 2013

Woman Law: 1-5

Thanks to Baller Alert for the list.

Since them men have established 'Man Laws' I thought it would be a great idea to finally establish some laws for us women to live by. I'm going to try and keep this going as long as possible, but for now here are the 'Woman Laws' from 1 through 5.

1 - Thou shall not let thyself go - No matter how comfortable you get, no matter how depressed you get, nothing makes you feel better than looking your best. Just because you have a man doesn't mean that you should forget you have to keep him. You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to keep a fresh manicure and pedicure. Keeping yourself looking good will keep you feeling good. A woman who feels good is a happy woman.

2 - Thou shall not entertain thy haters - So what she's talking about you behind your back? She didn't say it to your face did she? That's right, because she is a coward. So don't entertain her. That's exactly what she wants you to do. She wants all of your attention, that's why she pushes your buttons. Don't even give her the satisfaction. Be the bigger, badder, more mature woman and leave her looking like a fool

3 - Thou will get money - I don't care what you do or how you do it but be resourceful and make your own money. The minute you begin to depend on anyone else to take care of you is the day that you've allowed someone to own you. A woman should never allow herself to be owned. Be the source of your own income. Whether it's working a regular 9-5 or the naked hustle, get your money!

4 - Thou Shall Play the Player - Men say you can't play a player, but what they don't realize is that a woman certainly can. As a woman we should keep our eyes open and be aware of all games being played on us and be ready to turn the table at any given moment. We as women have to reclaim our upper hand.

5 - Thou Shall Behold The Power Of The "P" - One thing we have always had and will always have is the power we hold between our legs. It's been said that as long as you have a vagina you should never be broke. We have the power to get a man to do anything we want. We have the power to make men spend any amount of money, be at our beckon call and apologize to us even when he hasn't done anything wrong. Good sex will make a man leave his mama and get his life right. Use your powers for good, not evil.



Thursday, May 30, 2013

Urban Author Gets $200k Bentley From Rapper Boo


The folks over at Bossip didn't have anything nice to say about Jasmine D. Thomas. She's the author of the urban fiction romance When A Diva's Fed Up and girlfriend to rapper, Meek Mill.
Jasmine made her rounds on the gossip blogs after she tweeted pics of a Bentley that Meek bought her. She had the car on the lawn of what looked like the projects and was just being real extra in some of the pics. Note: These pics are from March. I have no idea what the deal is between Jasmine and Meek but I'm gonna assume they're still together. Here are a few pics. For more check out the SOURCE.  Do you think she was way too ghetto? Or is she just the proud owner of a new Bentley?