#KahluasKonfessions: Countdown To 2017

 Seems like I just finished celebrating my birthday. Now its time to prepare for Jesus birthday (lol Christmas) and work on new year resolutions. Well hello December 1, 2016. I’m so thankful and blessed to wake up today in my right mind and given another chance to make it right again. The year 2017 is almost here. This month is a season of reflecting on what I have been neglecting in order to receive what I’ve been expecting. I know that was too deep for you. Lol I’ll wait. Basically it means I’m clearing clutter for clarity. I’m constantly getting rid of toxic things in all areas of my life that hinders my growth.

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#BeautyRevenge16 InstaGLAM @KahluaParker

When we take a moment to acknowledge our achievements, big and small, then we can look back at them and know what is possible.                                                                 #IyanlaVanzant

I may be flawed but my makeup is perfect. #makeupbyKahluaParker

#WritersBlocKWednesday: Does Love TRUMP Everything Else

I’ve been all in my feelings about not being able to have time for an active social life. I’m in the middle of retail holiday season right now. I barely have time to get any beauty rest let alone go out on a date. After several months of ‘waiting’ (including reading the book called #TheWait) and years of dating, technology has come between the physical mating process. Now y’all know I’m a hopeless romantic. I can’t help it. I need to be spoiled, caressed and mentally stimulated in person. I was born into royalty as a pampered black princess yaaasss honey. Smh and so I digress. However, I have grown into a beautiful and intelligent queen who is seasoning herself for my god-fearing Boaz.pink_3In the game of love, I’m playing with a full deck but does love really trump it all? Do you know your relationship deal breakers? What will let your man or woman get away with? Intentionally withholding information to gain leverage in the relationship. Cheating. Lying. Mental abuse. Verbal abuse. Jealousy. What will it take for you to walk away from love? I evaluate and reevaluate traditional gender roles to see if I’m playing with a full house. I’m not perfect neither do I expect my Boaz to be. Know the difference between a man who is not perfect and one that is not perfect for you. He should want to strive for perfection within himself in ways that please God. Which in turn pleases you. I think that’s where the phrase ‘ happy wife, happy life’ came from. I demand mutual respect for my life and my feelings. A silent educated black woman is deadly.

pink_2I decided to take a play on words. Thus…the word ‘trump’.

What does the word ‘trump ‘ mean?

To outshine; outclasses; upstage; surpass; outdo; outperform. A valuable resource that may be used, especially as a surprise, in order to gain an advantage. When playing a card game of the suit chosen to rank above the others, which can win a trick where a card of a different suit has been led.

Why do I blog? To share my frustrations about this crazy life’s journey of love, peace and fabulousness in hopes that my testimonies helps a reader get a better understanding on how to my deal with it all. Black women are negatively spoken of especially when it comes to our marriages/relationships and parenting skills. But the truth is that the lack of one on one daily interaction is hindering a positive  dating life. The silence of every key strokes is hurting my love life. No Facetime. No Texting. No Pics. No DMs. I’m tired of it all! Just court me like an old fashion man already! Call me! Talk! I talk back! I’ve been told I have a sexy voice too.

pink_1With life comes aging, growth and maturity. I’ve learned that heart-break is going to happen. I’d rather have my heart-broken in a few pieces than in a million pieces. The truth hurts. Brace yourself for the pain.

  • Asking questions.
  • Listen to the response fully.
  • Seek to understand before judging. #KahluasKonfessions

I makeup flawed but my makeup is perfect. #makeupby KahluaParker

#BehindTheGlam: HaulsTv Launch Party

Late this summer, I was introduced to the idea of joining a beauty community called Hauls.com. Hauls.com is a place where you can shop straight from the beauty video you’re watching, find unfiltered reviews, get trusted recommendations by fashion/lifestyle creators, social vloggers and beauty influencers such as myself. After meeting with the CEO and other executives, I was totally on board with the process of becoming a certified luxury hauler.

When your industry changes, you have a choice to either adapt to the changes or sit this one out. As a beauty and lifestyle guru, I already had experience in front of the camera as a red carpet journalist, recording a few beauty makeovers while describing techniques and product usage would seem easy. Um not! Its been a struggle to juggle the many hats I wear. But at the end of the day when you are doing something you love and are passionate about, it doesn’t seems like work.

So in the midst of my makeup work schedule, birthday turn up shenanigans and dating woes I managed to get home in a decent time after work. I make a quick wardrobe change to this fabulous face and body just in time to make it my #BeautyRevenge16 slayage debut at the HaulsTV Launch Party in Hollywood.

My first ever Youtube beauty tutorial:                                                                                                   Download the app TODAY! Hauls.com

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#RebukeTheCalories: 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Since I couldn’t get all my boss chicks and industry friends together for my Glow in The Dark theme birthday party last week; I decided on the perfect mid-week happy hour  gathering with authentic italian appetizers and wine. A couple of my friends that live in the Hollywood area suggested 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. It’s conveniently located below the 1600 Vine Luxury apartment living off Hollywood & Vine. When you enter off the street, you are greeted by this beautiful chandelier and a cute pizza guy kneading out pizza dough. Upstairs is the bar area. First order of business, turning water into wine and ordering some truffle cheese bread.

800pizza_2.jpgBetween the breaking of truffle cheese bread and excessive amounts of wine, I nibbled on broccolini, baked goat cheese, marinated olives, and antipasto plate. It had been a really stressful week. I felt like drinking my life away. Unfortunately the ‘happy’ hour must come to an end and back to hustle we go. But out of courtesy and respect for my birthday celebration, my waiter kept the $5 happy hour wine special going for about 2 more rounds. als. When we needed another round, waiter was nice, he even participated in one of my birthday games called #wineaboutit. As the wine poured in, so did our laughs throughout the night. Where we were sitting you could see the city lights as people walking down the boulevard. I was snapping the whole time but didn’t save any of my pictures. Oh well, life is too short. Thank God I was able to celebrate another healthy birthday with amazing friends, good food and great wine.

…its about being in the moment and creating memories instead of trying to create a moment to capture a memory #KahluasKonfessions

Watch my #beautyrevenge16 birthday shenanigans on Youtube!

Check out my other fabulous food adventures and reviews on Yelp!

More red wine please!
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#RebukeTheCalories: Hollywood Farmers Market

 

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Go ahead judge me. I woke up like this #Flawless!!! I slept in my birthday makeup but that #toofaced liquid matte lipstick in #DropDeadRed is still popn’ tho.

After a night of excessive communion and breaking bread with friends, this was the perfect ending to a my pre-birthday turn-up weekend. A nice stroll on a sunny Hollywood afternoon to breathe some fresh air and eat some fresh food. All the venders food and layout was nice and clean. I really enjoyed the variety of foods they offered.Some fruits and vegetables are seasonal. I was so disappointed I didn’t get to buy some cotton candy plums. My mouth was literally watering for some sweet fresh fruit.tbucgelli_5 I stumbled upon this one vendor and bought a pineapple passion fruit lemonade to bring my inside back to life lol. Not a big fan of passion fruit juice but surprisingly it was delicious.

Soooo as I sipped and searched for food, my boo daddy keep raving about this lady that had good burritos. Not a huge fan of burritos. But as a foodie, I could turn down a gourmet meal on the go.

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#tBuchelli ‘Big Ass Burrito’

I was soooo hungry and tired from last night I just wanted to eat and go back to sleep. Soooo as I was about to pass out, we finally found #tBuchelli Gourmet Sausages! He ordered the ‘Big Ass Burrito’ and I had the Ortega sausage burritos with cheese. Bomb dot com. I wish I had filmed my reaction because the flavors just burst into your mouth. One flavor didn’t over power the other; it was the perfect balance. The texture of the sausage was authentically savory in flavor with a hint a spice. I don’t do spicy but when I tasted the big ass burrito is was also very good. I’m a fan. I’m a believer! Next time no extra cheese tho lol.

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#tBuchelli Ortega Breakfast Burrito with extra cheese

Check out my other fabulous foodie reviews on Yelp!                                    #RebukeTheCalories w @KahluaParker
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Watch me learn how to cook mini cheese burger sliders on YouTube!