Thursday, December 29, 2011

[Nail Files] NYE Nails

Demi Lovato with gold nail polish

If you're looking for a nail color for New Year's Eve weekend, I've got the perfect color for the occasion! Essie's "Golden Nuggets" lacquer is a great shade to wear while bringing in the new year. This holiday is centered around lots of sparkle and glamour, and what better way to go along with the theme than with gold, sparkly polish?

Essie's nail lacquers run at $8 per bottle, and are a well known brand having been used by different celebrities. Check out the polish color below and let us know what you think!

LabellaBoss ♥

[Throwback Thursday] Party Like It's 1999

New Year's Eve is right around the corner, and for some reason I'm really excited this year! I hardly ever go out to celebrate the new year, so maybe I'll do something different this time and go out. Me and my girls were thinking about going out or doing something together to bring in the new year. 

Of course partying for New Years Eve comes with certain traditions. There's the usual black, gold and silver dresses. The glimmer and glitz found with glitter, sparkles, and shiny pieces of clothing. The drinks and the people. But most importantly the music. You can't have a good New Year's Eve party if the music isn't right! For #ThrowbackThursday I wanted to post a song that would make you want to party. This one definitely gets me in the mood to celebrate the new year... makes me want to party like it's 1999! (even though I was only ten then lol) 

 Check out the throwback video of the day below! What will you be doing to bring in the new year?? Let us know in the comments!

LaBellaBoss ♥

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

[Fashion Files] Haute Headz Hair Chains

What's up Bosses and Boss Chics! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday! I know I did :) Anywho, it's back to work for me as of today and back to reality. I was on twitter today and saw where Draya from Basketball Wives LA tweeted about something called Haute Headz and included the picture of herself shown above. Of course I had to click the link to see what the hype was about and found myself impressed.

Haute Headz are basically chains worn on the head as a fashion accessory that can be worn with anything. These are a great way to spice up your look or just a way to seperate yourself from others when it comes to fashion. I love the chain that Draya has on in the pic! I checked out the website at to look at the rest of the collection as well. The other pieces they have are a little more formal and have jewels and charms hanging from them. I don't really know where I would wear those, so I would probably just settle for the chain Draya is rocking.

These will run you anywhere from $45-$65, if you're interested you can check out the website for yourself! Would you wear one of these, and if so where to?? I definitely think they can be bossy if worn correctly... key word IF lol! Let us know what you think :)

LaBellaBoss ♥

Friday, December 23, 2011

[New Video] "You Da One" - Rihanna

Rihanna.. Rihanna... Rihanna... I think all of my posts about her start off this way lol. My bff/girl crush Ri Ri just dropped her new video for her newest single for "You Da One" which is one of my favorite songs on Talk That Talk. The video is sexually charged as Rihanna finds her inner masculinity by grabbing her crotch throughout it lol. You can't help but love her blunt, bold ways!

I loved her different looks in the video especially the blonde bob. Of course Rihanna can do no wrong in the looks/hair department. However, I do wish the video would have been a little more sensual since the song is about loving someone and giving someone your all. It would have been nice to see that softer side of Rihanna that she brought out in "We Found Love".

I do love the black and white concept of the video, and of course whatever Rihanna does is sexy! Check out the video below and let us know what you think of it! Doesn't she make you want to be her friend by the way she's so real and seemingly human? "That Rihanna reign just won't let up" *winks*

LaBellaBoss ♥

My Christmas Playlist

Ahhh the best part of the entire Christmas season (besides being with loved ones and the gift of giving) is the Christmas music!! I am telling ya'll I go crazy over Christmas music lol. Back in high school when I had more time on my hands I would make mix cd's full of all my favorite Christmas songs and play them out in my car! Now I just put on my Christmas stations on Pandora or iHeartRadio and jam to them all day.

I cannot get in the Christmas spirit at all without Christmas music... Not even kidding lol. So with that said I decided to post some of my favorite Christmas songs to help those of you who aren't in the Christmas spirit yet. You can check them out after the break below! Feel free to leave a comment on here or our facebook or twitter giving us some of your favorite holiday tunes as well :)

LaBellaBoss ♥

It's Christmas Time Again...

I must say that I have slacked tremendously this month with the BCF but I will get better with the New Year! I planned to put out a lot of blogs this week, but unfortunately Trey caught a stomach bug on Monday then passed it to me yesterday. So I haven't really had much time or energy to do anything.

With Christmas right around the corner, I'm sad to say that I'm still not in the Christmas spirit yet. I'm sure all of that will change after today when I do my last minute Christmas shopping. Every single year I say I'm going to get my shopping out the way early, but I never do. Then I'm the one who will have an attitude while I'm out shopping because there's too many people in my way lol. Go figure!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

[Get The Look] Lala in Houndstooth Dress

Lala Anthony was recently spotted at the VH1 Divas' pre-show as the host of the red carpet for the evening. According to Necole Bitchie, she was rocking a Houndstooth dress by 23 year old Laquan Smith along with peep toe pumps. I really liked this dress, however I think Lala is a little too heavy up top for it. It takes away from her full shape. Below, you can check out two similar dresses that I found online at ASOS. These would make for great NYE dresses, bringing a little flare and versatility to the usual NYE look.

Check them out below!

LaBellaBoss ♥

Overtime On You Cuz I'm Going To Work!

*throws shades on like a bawse*
Good morning bosses and boss chics! I give you permission to talk junk to me for my lack of posts, I know I've slacked off for the past two weeks but I promise I still had you guys in my heart :) I just finished up my last semester before receiving my associates degree last week, and I've been taking time for myself to just do nothing for once. I guess it's time for me to get my head back in the game, a break is always good but if you make it too long you'll get lazy! Trust me I know lol.

Since I didn't  do a post yesterday, this kind of ties in to Positive Monday, but from experience I felt like it needed to be said. As I said before, I really took a break and did absolutely nothing during the time that I wasn't blogging. I mean I played random games on my phone, read on my Kindle, watched Christmas movies with Trey, hung out with my friends and a special guy, etc. I really took time out for myself to just get away from everything and it felt great.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

[Fashion Files] Rain Rain Go Away

Not too long ago, I did a post on military style rainboots that got a lot of views so I decided to do one for regular rain boots as well so you all can get ideas on the different kinds out there. There is probably nothing that I hate more than going outside in the rain or wet snow. Yes I despise cold weather, but it's ten times worse when it's wet outside! Last year for Christmas, my mom got me some really cute rain boots by Dirty Laundry that I fell in love with! Stepping outside in the rain/snow when you have on rain boots is so much more bearable than when you don't!

The worst thing about getting caught in the rain to me is having to deal with soaked pants legs all day, but when you have a handy pair of rain boots you don't have to deal with that. The rain boots that I have are sort of a military style; they're black with two buckles and straps crossing in the front. I like those because I can wear them with just about anything and they almost look like a regular boot. However, I do want to get a pair that are a little more colorful as well.

You can check below for different pairs of cute rain boots that I found online after the break. I tried to stray away from the basic colors because you can find those just about anywhere. Some are a little more expensive than others as I've listed a few designer pair, but most are pretty affordable. Let us know what you think!

LaBellaBoss ♥

Thursday, December 8, 2011

[Throwback Thursday] Don't Push Me Away

No matter how crazy Chrissy is or how long Jim takes to actually marry her, I absolutely love these two as a couple! I love how he always stands by her even when she's wrong, but he can also put her in check when she gets out of pocket. I love how she rides for him regardless of any bs (including his mama drama), and how she always holds him down in every aspect.

I really wish they would just go ahead and get married, they have nothing to lose if they do! I don't know what it is with me and this ride or die mentality lol, but I love those type of relationships ie. Jim & Chrissy, Tiny & Tip, etc. I already did a #throwbackthursday post for the day, but I wanted to do this song as well because it's been stuck in my head all morning!

This song is one of my favorite songs of Jim Jones' of ALL time. It's just so sweet and makes my little heart melt lol. Someone told me that they think I have a "thing" for passionate thugs and they may just be right lol. Check out the second throwback of the day below after the break!

LaBellaBoss ♥

[Throwback Thursday] U Used To Love Me

Let me just emphasize the fact that I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some Faith Evans. If you thought I was a Beyonce' stan, you have no idea how I feel about Faith lol REALLY! I started out listening to her back when I was a little girl because my mom used to be a really big fan of hers when she first hit the music scene. I remember when her first song "U Used To Love Me" began to get radio play. I was enthralled by her voice! Then when the video to the single dropped, I was even more enthralled because her look was so sultry, yet you could tell she was very down to earth.

Since I've gotten older and acquired my own taste in music, I've bought every single one of her albums. I even went and bought her first album a second time on because I had lost the copy I originally had. I'm just a very big Faith Evans fan, and I even find myself standing up for her through never ending controversy between Biggie & Pac. I've also read her memoir of her life that came out back in 2008... probably like three times lol. Her book made me like her as a person even more than I do as an artist, because I could relate to many struggles that she went through in her life.

I'm always looking out for her to drop new music, and I remember reading that she was supposed to do a reality show awhile back but I haven't heard anything else about it. You can check out the #ThrowbackThursday video below, which features a cameo by her late husband Biggie!

LaBellaBoss ♥

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Give Him The Boot

I know many of you are probably like myself when it comes to Christmas shopping, and you wait until the very last minute to get everything done. For those of you who are like me in that sense, I'm going to try to help you out as much as I can by posting random gift ideas for men and women up until the Christmas holiday.

These Crestwick Boots by Polo Ralph Lauren are pretty dope for men and only cost $89.00 which isn't bad at all for the brand. Most men's Polo boots run around $150-$175 off bat, so this pair is a good alternative for those looking to save a little money over the holidays. I've noticed that over the years, no one really wears Timberland's anymore with the exception of Jay-Z lol, most men are starting to get into Nike Boots and Polo Boots instead. So this would definitely be a great gift for any guy around you!

LaBellaBoss ♥

Monday, December 5, 2011

[Gift Your Guy] The Athlete

Sometimes choosing a gift to get a guy can be very difficult, some of them already have everything and others can be so picky. I always have the hardest time finding a gift for my dad! I was browsing the internet and came across these New Balance headphones that would be perfect for men who are into fitness like my father.

These headphones feature a one touch heart monitor, a pedometer, and stop watch all in one. They announce your heart rate, caloric burn, steps taken and distance walked as well. These headphones also have the capability to connect to the computer so the person's training information can be tracked and backed up. This is a pretty neat alternative to regular headphones if the guy you're dealing with likes to work out. These will run you at $99 and can be found at Are you ready for Christmas this year?

LaBellaBoss ♥

[Gift Your Girl] Smashbox Lipgloss Set

In case you're looking for a thoughtful yet cheap gift for a woman/girl in your family, significant other or friend, then  Nordstrom's has a really good gift idea that will only cost you $24.00. They have a Smashbox "Snap You're Fab" lipgloss set on sale that retails at a $96 value. It includes two full size lipglosses and four trial sizes. I've personally owned some of their lipglosses before and I think they're really dope. Their colors are pretty and they go on your lips very smoothly.

You can click here if you would like to purchase these as a Christmas gift for a loved one!!

LaBellaBoss ♥

[Positive Monday] Not So Good, But Still So Good

Good morning bosses and boss chics! I hope everyone had a good weekend and is ready to start their Monday in a positive way! Yesterday I went to church and one of the other ministers in our church gave the message instead of our actual preacher. She spoke about how things we go through in life really don't seem good at all and are actually painful to us, but in the end they help us to turn our lives around in a good way.

Sometimes it feels like we are going through the worst of the worst in life, but in reality those hardships help to make us who we are. When you can get through difficult struggles in life and still come out on top, it says a lot about your character and personal strength. It also shows that you really have God by your side.

I tweeted the other day that I love hearing celebrities' personal come up stories, especially the ones who experienced more struggle because they make me want to push harder. Those are the ones that I give the most respect because they never gave themselves any excuses as to why they could not make it. We all have to remember that no success comes without struggle, and no good without bad. If we didn't experience any bad, how would we learn to appreciate the good in life?

When I think about the celebrities who went through the most to get where they are, I mainly think about Mary J Blige and Jay Z. They both had a very disturbing past but just in different lights. Mary J Blige has always been one of my favorite artists because she has never been afraid to share her story, the REAL story. I respect her music so much because it can get you through just about any hard time in life. Below I've posted a video of her performing one of my favorite songs by her... this one gets me through everything and is one of my favorite motivatial songs. Check it out below! Have a #PositiveMonday!!

LaBellaBoss ♥

Friday, December 2, 2011

I Want... "Banddit Buckle" Boots

I absolutely love these military boots I found here at!! Last week when I posted about the military style rainboots, I mentioned that these are my favorite type of flat boots to wear. It's something about the bad girl vibe they give me that I love lol. 

I feel like military boots can pretty much be worn with anything and they will still look good on you. They give your look a defined edge that makes you stand out, and not too many people actually wear them. Too often I see people who wear them with dressy clothes like off the shoulder sweaters and what not but I don't think that looks good. Yes you can pretty much wear them with anything, but you can never wear dressy clothes with casual accesories or vice versa. It's like wearing a sweatsuit with church earrings, you just can't do it lol!

These Steve Madden "Banddit Buckle" Boots will run you at a hefty $169.95, but I think I would actually splurge on these. I love the details in the boots and especially the buckles and the way the straps wrap around the boots. Are you feeling these?? What's the most you would pay for a pair of shoes?? Hit us up with comments and let us know!

SN: Sometimes it's good to splurge on a pair of shoes you really love, rather than getting the cheap version because those will wear and tear much quicker than the more expensive ones!

LaBellaBoss ♥

[Fashion Files] Winter Earmuffs

Even though the weather is undecided about which season it wants to be in this year, it's definitely starting to get a little bit more cold outside. *rolls eyes* I'm not built for the winter! When I went to warm my car this morning, there was frost all over it :( Lol anywho, I can't stand for my ears to be cold at any point so I always try to make sure I have something covering my head. However, I dislike wearing winter hats at times because they can mess up your hair with the quickness. If I can find any that are cute, I'd prefer to wear earmuffs to avoid getting my hair bushy in any way. 

Below I've posted pics of different pairs of earmuffs that I thought were cute. You can check those out for yourself to see if you find any you like! 

LaBellaBoss ♥

Thursday, December 1, 2011

[Throwback Thursday] Don't Say No...

I'm not sure how many of you are Love & Hip Hop fans, but it is definitely my favorite reality show out right now. The show is full of drama, but I hold it to be a little bit more interesting that the Basketball Wives shows, and they can at least get along for the most part during the tapings.

Of course Olivia, formerly a member of G-Unit, is a part of the show as she gives light to how hard it is for her to get her career up and moving in the direction she wants it to go. I remember Olivia way back when she made "Bizzounce" in the 90's. After that we didn't hear anything else from her until her G-Unit days. But does anyone remember her playing Avant's love interest in his video for "Don't Say No, Say Yes"??

This song is one of my favorite songs by Avant, even though I love any and everything he touches! But it was just something about the sensuality of this video, the way he looked at her... you could tell he wanted her bad!! I think Olivia is a beautiful girl, and she looks gorgeous in this video! I hope her career picks up and takes off because she's a wonderful singer with the right look.

Make sure you check the video out below... Does this bring back any memories for you??
SN: Can we get another album from Avant ASAP? #thatisall

LaBellaBoss ♥

[Nail Files] Essie's Winter Collection

I'm going to try to start getting more into beauty posts dealing with makeup, hair and nails rather than just fashion to expand it a little more. Of course we all take pride in our sense of fashion, but what is a good outfit if the look isn't complete with dope nails? I'm not one to wear makeup every day, and I do my own hair for the most part, but I take pride in my nails just as much as I do with my clothes.

Call me simple, but for the past few years while everyone has been going nail crazy with designs and whatnot, I have ALWAYS been one to just get a regular color on my nails. I've never been a design girl. Just give me a really hot color and that's all I need! I do however like the shatter polishes as well as regular polish but that's about as crazy as I get. 

One of the nail lacquer brands that are pretty hot on the celebrity market, is Essie's. This brand has been worn by the likes of Ciara, Eve, Eva Mendez, Kim Kardashian, etc. I've never used this polish before, but it seems to be pretty smooth and they have really nice colors. Each bottle runs you at $8, which isn't bad at all being that you pay close to that amount for regular brands in the drug store. 

Check out the Essie's winter collection below and let us know what you think!

LaBellaBoss ♥