Posts Tagged ‘money’

Ashton Kutcher, one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE celebrities, is looking for a VP of Pop Culture! I’ve been watching Ashton Kutcher since That 70’s Show and I’ve seen EVERY movie he’s been in, most recently No Strings Attached (love it!). Anyway, about the competition…¬†Candidates have to be technology savvy.. Twitter, Facebook, any media outlets.. such as blogs.. like mine! The job pays $50,000! That is music to my ears!

Check out this video promotion of the competition for the job position.

The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females. (source: www.anad.org)

The media portrays views that women [and men] should look, dress, and talk a certain way in order to be accepted by the “general public.” What people fail to realize is that the way the media makes people look is only attained through dieting, surgery, and eating disorders; minus those 5% who naturally became such. Why is it then that so many aspire to be that way? It is not healthy. Dieting is not bad. Surgery is not bad. But once a person crosses the line of improving their health to obsessing over their looks.. a problem has begun.

Many people go through life unsatisfied with who they are and they make changes to fix that feeling. However, in most cases, people lose sight of their own personal goals and suddenly they are trying to please everyone else. So they change their hair, their style of clothing, lose weight (most times by developing an eating disorder), the crowd they hang with (while leaving “true friends” behind), and the list continues. Although the media will not change overnight, it has become the duty of parents, educators, role models to step in and affect change. Youth look up to those whom they wish to be like. If those idols have drug habits, eating disorders, or life altering changes that damage their reputation, it is accounted for. The old saying “even when you think no one’s looking, someone always is” is certainly in effect. It doesn’t matter if you are a rock star, public figure, parent, teacher, older sibling or whatever, someone is always watching you and learning from the things you do and the decisions you make.

It is very important to realize that you can’t force someone to “do the right thing.” The right thing for them may be completely different from what was right for you. However, there are things that are wrong across the board.. common sense. Developing drug/alcohol habits clearly doesn’t lead to a positive outcome. Eating disorders challenge people’s mental state and can ultimately take their lives. Crime also falls along that line. Setting a good example is really the push that anyone needs. Showing support whether you agree with their aspirations or not is also VERY important. If you’re a doctor, scientist, or lawyer and you have a child who wants to pursue theater, music or dance, don’t discourage them. That’s the fastest way to push them in the wrong direction. They might very well find someone else who is a great example and will support them but are willing to take a chance that they might get in with the wrong crowd?

If you’re someone who hasn’t had a good influence, you’re struggling with an eating disorder or drug/alcohol related addiction, you feel like you’ve ¬†never been “good enough”… know that there are people out there with similar problems and people out there who will help you. But you have to want to do better FOR YOURSELF first. The media will always be there looking for the dirtiest story but it’s up to US to affect change.

Be a good influence. Support your loved ones. Do the “right thing.”


The inspiration for this piece came from watching this video by recording artist, Pink called “F**kin Perfect”. Check it out!

It’s 2011.. like it or not and there is no time for laziness!

Whatever you wanted to do in the past but continued to put it off ’til the next day and the next day became next week, then next month.. DO IT NOW!

Stop waiting for a handout. Don’t expect people to always be there for you.. sad truth.

Anything you want to accomplish will only happen if YOU put in the effort and dedication.

Doors may close in your face but it’s up to you to make the necessary adjustments and continue to move forward. Don’t let rejection keep you from making a change in your life.. keep you from achieving success and satisfaction.

Consistency is the key. Without it, I guarantee you will not make it as far as you really could.

Network. Travel. Hang with different crowds. If what you’ve been doing hasn’t worked yet maybe that’s a BIG HINT that you should be taking another route.

I challenge you to MAKE A CHANGE. It’s 2011 baby!

 

Justin’s Sweet 16.!

Posted: January 25, 2010 in Diddy, Haiti Relief
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Sean Combs hands his son the keys to a brand new $360,000 sports car and a $10,000 check… which Justin decided to hand over to Wyclef Jean’s foundation, Yele Haiti. (Source)

A source told the New York Post newspaper: “The club will be decorated with images from the New York skyline. Diddy will perform with his band, Diddy-Dirty Money, but there will also be some big name performers taking the stage to surprise Justin.”

The A-List guest list – which includes Snoop Dogg, outspoken boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and Lil’ Kim – have been told not to bring a gift but make a donation to the Haiti fund to help earthquake victims.

It seems money is no object when it comes to partying for P. Diddy. (Source)

Money is no object… then let him be and don’t judge. Kudos Diddy.

Update on pricing:

  • Cornrolls $10+ (depending on style)
  • w/ extensions $20+ (depending on style)
  • Single braids $100
  • Micro braids $125
  • Press & curl $20
  • Up-dos $25+ (depending on style)
  • Sew-ins $50
  • Trim/Split end fix $5
  • Cut (men/women) $10

Check out the site: Top Notch Styles. It’s under construction but things are coming along fine.

Party! Party! Party!

Posted: January 10, 2010 in All About Cris
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I am considering having a party on the Detroit Princess Riverboat… upscale type, grown and sexy. I want to know if you would like to be invited? If so, just as a heads up, there is a ticket price. But let me know, I want to hear people’s thoughts of the idea. The party will include live entertainment from Detroit’s finest local artists, a private deck, hors d’oeuvres, 3 hour cruise along the Detroit river, and so much more.

I’m looking for your comments…. so comment. lol. Thanks, xo.

I woke up early this morning and started thinking of another way that I can make money using my God-given talents. I decided that I would start doing hair again. I created business cards and everything… Now, the blog about Top Notch Styles is not up to par yet, but it will be soon. In the meantime, check out Top Notch Styles via Facebook.

"Beauty in the Making"