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  • Sshhh..Don’t tell Nobody But I’m So Insecure

    Credit from HBO Canada

    Hello, My Lovelies!

    It’s finally the weekend. For the last week and a half, I had been searching for a new series to watch. My Netflix was a huge disappointment as most of the series recommended to me by friends, I’d already watched.

    I was a Netflix rut. No-one was more surprised than me. What was I going to watch when I was getting ready for work in the mornings?

    In the same week and a half of my search, I kept seeing #InsecureHBO on my Twitter timeline. At the time, I thought it was one of those reality shows, so I disregarded it.

    Desperation got the better of me, and I clicked on the hashtag.

    Guuuuyyysss! I was living under a rock because nobody bothered to tell me about the awesomeness that is Insecure. Issa Rae is AMAZING!

    I started season one on Tuesday and ya’ll….I’m on season two right now, and I’m sad because I’m going to have to wait for the next episode to drop on HBO.

    About The Show

    For those of you who were living under the rock with me, Insecure is an HBO original comedy-drama series based partially on Issa Rae’s widely lauded web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl. It follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman played by Issa Rae.

    Issa and her best friend Molly deal with real life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable experiences.

    Who here has ever felt awkward in their lives?

    I can relate to Issa’s character so much. Especially the club scene in Season 1, Episode 1. I vividly remember in college where I was waiting for a friend at a party and I saw this guy across the courtyard smiling at me or at least I thought it was me.

    So we’re there making flirty eyes at each other from across the room. Finally, he signalled me over to join him; I made it half way across the room about to open my mouth to say something ridiculous when this girl out of nowhere; pushed passed me, leaving me in a tornado of her perfume and started dry humping the guy on the dance floor.

    Awkward right?

    I wanted the earth to open up and swallow me whole in that instance. Unlike Issa, I couldn’t rap about it, but I did write a short story which was popular among my peers.

    If you’re not obsessed with Insecure, here are four reasons why you should be.

    1. It’s asking hard questions about racism

    As a series about black women, racism will be an unfortunate topic of conversation. But thankfully the creative team diplomatically breakdown and explores the complexities of the issue.

    2. It’s making a statement about women

    Insecure speaks up for women and shows how powerful they can be when they support each other; even though they sometimes have a weird way of showing it. Women empowerment has been the order of the day but not many women exercise it. If you’ve read my previous about the devil wearing a skirt, then you’d understand why I say it’s not being exercised.

    3. The comedy is genuine

    The series doesn’t try hard to be funny. Issa’s awkwardness, personality and raps are naturally entertaining. From her lipstick shade personality to her Broken P&&y rap, you can’t help but laugh.

    4. It isn’t solely focused on relationships but…

    We can’t help but root for her relationship with Lawrence and Daniel. Still, Insecure balances relationship drama with the characters’ external lives. Needless to say, you will be obsessed.

    Have you watched Insecure? Are you tuning into Insecure Season 2? Tell me what you think in the comments!




    Guest Post – Pantene Gold Series

    I have always been a huge fan of the Pantene Line; The Pantene Gold Series did not disappoint. The products have always been fantastic, and the smells are just as awesome. I got an incredible opportunity to review my latest vox box from Influenster which featured the Gold Series Line.

    Which Pantene Gold Series Items did I get?

    I received Shampoo, the conditioner, and Butter creme. The shampoo definitely removes any previous product, and the smell is great. However, it tends to feel watery and not as rich as most shampoos. On the other hand, the conditioner did not disappoint.The conditioner was richer than the shampoo and contained Aragon oil in its ingredients, which is a super plus for me.

    The butter creme was a great start to begin my wash and go. The steps after Butter creme was: Detangle, spritz with Aragon Oil and a Leave In.

    My Results

    My wash and go lasted about four days. I loved the shine, the smell and the fact that my hair didn’t felt dry and it looked healthy.

    About the Author

    My name is Kay, and I love shoes.

    I am a Proud Texan, Mom of 2 genius babies lol and Fur-mom. I love Fashion, Tacos & shoes. But I have realized over the last few years I am a serial dater I have stories for days most are crazy, sexy cool lol. I have started sharing them with friends a few years back and thought it would be neat to journal my lessons on my blog.

    On my blog, you get a view of crazy dating scenarios and the lessons I have learned from them all, Fashion ideas, and also my frustrations since I chopped all my hair off and went natural lol. In my shop, you get the first seat to my courses, my workshops and adorable pieces I have found while travelling all across the US.
    XOXO Hugs and Heels,

    You can Find me here:
    Blog: http://blog.girlinhtown.com/
    website: http://www.girlinhtown.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mzohsoclassy
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/singleinht0wn_/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Singleinhtown

    “I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

    In Review: Wonder Woman

    Happy Wednesday Loves!!!

    This review has been long overdue. So let’s get into it.

    Last Monday, Nick and I caught the 8:45 pm showing of Wonder Woman. We had been highly anticipating this movie ever since her appearance in Batman vs. Superman.

    It’s no secret that DC is known to drop the ball when it came to the recreation of superhero movies, so we kept our expectations to a minimum.  

    The film began and our minds, well specifically my mind was just blown. Wonder Woman genuinely was everything I wanted out of a superhero movie and more. Not only did we get a lot of bad ass action sequence like when she flipped off the tank or went head first into the top of the building to stop a sniper but the director, Patty Jenkins, really infused a lot of emotions along with the action. Each character was portrayed as realistic persons, and we get to know their little idiosyncrasies. 

    I loved that they didn’t allow Wonder Woman to save the world right away. The problem I normally have with some superhero movies, although they are superheroes, they seem to have a handle on their powers pretty quickly, and it seemed unrealistic to me. But that wasn’t the case here.

    Although Diana was training all her life for the epic battle with Ares, we see her slowly getting familiar with her powers and the real world.

    I believe Gal Gadot was the perfect fit for WonderWoman. Her acting was one of the best elements of the movie. Before becoming the leading woman in the film, Gadot was pretty close to ending her acting career. On the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the star said she had been planning to wrap her acting career shortly before Wonder Woman came through because of numerous rejections.

    However, the Isreali actress brought the character to life on the big screen, and we love her and what she represented. Fans were even more impressed by her dedication to the film when the revelation was made that she was five months pregnant during reshoots.

    If you have watched the movie, what was your best part? Did you think Gal Gadot did an excellent job bringing an all time favorite super heroine to the big screen?

    In Review: Power Rangers Movie

    *Sings loudly and off-key* Go, Go, Power Rangggggeerssss!  
    *Cue Guitar riff*

    You may not know this but I’m a super power ranger fan so much so……when I was eight, I attempted one of the backflips over a wall, in an epic battle with my friends. I landed on my butt and fractured my coccyx. 

    Totally worth it! 

    Monday night, I went to see the new Power Rangers movie and my first thought was this is so awesome!! I was eight years old again and life was good…..

    Until I had a liberating discussion with my better half, who poked holes in my awesomeness.

    Thanks, Nick!

    For those of you who haven’t watched it….I won’t include any spoilers. However, I will discuss some details about some of the plot points in the movie.

    Now all 80s and 90s babies will agree that Power Rangers was the best thing on television. We would wake up early on Saturdays to watch the series because we didn’t want to miss the episode that all the kids in the neighbourhood and school would talk about.

    So we had big expectations for the movie.

    The movie did not disappoint. For me, the first act of the movie was a great setup to the story we’re getting into and the characters. The casting team did a spot on job with the actors. I was really impressed with Becky G and RJ Cycler’s performance, seeing that they are fairly new to the movie industry.

    The movie pretty much outlined the origin story of the Rangers, however, the second act was missing some of the power ranger-y element, which was expected because of the realism of the film. In this act, we see them preparing themselves for the fight ahead, coupled with comedic relief. BUT the third act was action packed until the credits. My only question after the movies was, “How will Angel Grove rebuild the city? Because they tore it UP!” 

    All in all, it’s five stars from me. If there is a sequel, which I believe there will be since the directors are re-establishing the franchise, it will include more action. 

    Power Rangers Review According To Nick

    “It was an expected disappointment but not in a bad way. They were reintroducing the franchise to the populous so they focused mainly on explaining in the reboot. Similarly to the Superman movie, where they took an hour to build up to the story, it is the same with the PR movie. All in all, it wasn’t a bad movie. I’m expecting that the sequel will be waaaay better as they have now established the foundation to build a good franchise.

    The movie had a few perks.

    The new suits are awesome! Ten times better than the original. I said to myself, what are they going to do with the power rangers series on tv now? Because these new suits are kicking ass. They may just have to redesign the suits or revamp the series.

    The low points of the movie for me; I thought more fight scenes should have been included. It came off somewhat unreal as they were able to do everything once they morphed.

    I think they should have had some preliminary morphing stage where they fought some little minions and got used to their suit and powers before facing Rita. Of course, all of the real excitement is at the end. There are some comedic inject which had us laughing every now and then. It’s family entertainment so don’t expect any hardcore action like John Wick.

    I rated it a 6.5 out of 10 and I’m expecting the next movie to be about an 8 or 8.5.”

    So there you have it! If you have watched this movie, comment below and let me know your thoughts.