Posts Written On December 2011


Just wanted to do a shout out to our readers and amazing team! We have alot more in store for 2012, lets all stay focused and get our resolutions completed!! Thanks for the comments and all the love on fb and twitter. Stay blessed and Happy 2012!!!! What are some of your resolutions for the new year??

xo, @itstanyag


Getting Beautiful at Angelo David Salon @AD_Salon

I was invited to a pamper session at the Angelo David Salon in Midtown Manhattan and I couldn’t have been more thrilled when the day finally came! Angelo David is best known for his hand-crafted, customized Couture hair extensions, which have made him highly sought-after by celebrities–and those who just look like celebrities!

Angelo David at work

When I walked in, I was promptly greeted by a friendly receptionist and offered a cappuccino, which I eagerly accepted as I hadn’t had my daily dose of caffeine yet. I switched into a smock and was led into the main room where I met my stylist Rita and her assistant Drew.

Drew gave me an amazing shampoo, which invigorated my scalp and put me into a relaxed trance, all at the same time. Next I was sat under the dryer with a deep conditioner slathered on my hair. While the conditioner penetrated my strands, the manicurist got to work on my nails. I decided on a deep eggplant, which coincidentally matched my sweater!

Fifteen minutes later, I was ready to be rinsed out and then I was in the stylist’s chair. Both the stylist and her assistant worked at blow-drying and flat-ironing my hair.

 Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil was used on my hair before blow-drying. When Drew told me it was an oil, I had to resist the urge to protest and decided to trust the experts. My hair is fine, and normally oil weighs it down and somehow ends up migrating to my forehead! But to my delight, my hair remained bouncy and light. I think I have a new product crush!!

At that point, I admitted to Rita that I had recently given myself a trim–what can I say, sometimes I just like to take matters into my own hands! She had a little extra time and gave me a quick trim to clean up any unevenness.

I loved the experience. When you walk into Angelo David Salon, you feel like the star–there is no question that some serious pampering and beautification is about to take place. I was put at ease when Drew didn’t even flinch after my straightened hair turned into tight coils during the shampoo–I’m always concerned with stylists’ ability to handle my unrelaxed hair. I was also happy that she didn’t chastise me for trimming my own hair!

Expert stylists? Check.
Beautiful salon? Check.
Awesome products? Check.
Friendly staff? Check.


Angelo David is located at 48 East 43rd St., 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10017

For more information, visit

xoxo, Olisa


NEW MUSIC: @NickiMinaj ft. Willow Smith “Fireball”

Here is Nicki Minaj’s and Willow Smith’s new video. I don’t like the song, and I don’t like the video. I’ve never been a fan of Willow Smith and though the little girl is talented I just don’t like her. Plus I feel like it’s awkward chemistry between them. I feel like Nicki is too censored. However they both look really cute and styled perfectly, I just don’t think they mesh. That’s my opinion how about yours? What do you think??

xo, @itstanyag


My 2011 Product Faves That are Here to Stay

This past year has been quite the whirlwind. New friends, new jobs and opportunities, new adventures, new experiences.

Experiences including LOTS of beauty products. There are a few products that I’ve discovered this year or recently fell in love with in the past year. Products and brands have a permanent spot in my collection.

Napoleon Perdis – Front Row Red Lip Gloss

A long wear dark red that I’m in LOVE with. Stays put for the entire day. The formula took a little getting used to because it is a little drying but nonetheless, the color is fabulous and super flattering on many skin tones. This has been my go-to red since I got it earlier this year!

Mehron – Celebré Pro HD Make Up

Super creamy and buildable oil-free cream makeup I like to use as foundation and concealer. I swear by this stuff! It actually stays on from morning until night, even after I get off work and head out at night! Best of all, it doesn’t make me breakout!

NYX Cosmetics – Eyeshadow Base (Skintone)

SO affordable. I got my pot at IMATS in July and I’m still using it with so much left. Only think I don’t like is that since the pot is so small and narrow that I have to use a brush to apply it instead of using a clean finger straight from the jar. It’s an amazingly creamy and effective product for under $10

Kate Somerville – ExfoliKate

Speaking as a girl with large pores that is extremely blackhead prone on my nose, this stuff is wonderful. It’s a little harsh to use all over my face but I dab some around my nose area then follow with a cooling peel off mask to fully remove all existing blackheads. Works wonders between facial treatments. Pricey but worth it!

Love these products. I’ve been using these all on a daily/regular basis for months now. Until I find other products that are just as good efficiency-wise and price-wise, I will stick with these ones! Of course there were other products I liked over the past year but these really stood out to me because I use them so much. Thanks 2011, for introducing me to them 🙂

xo, June 🙂