#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!

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More red wine please!
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#BehindTheGlam: BET Experience Weekend 2014 (RECAP)

During this entire weekend I kept my wardrobe choice chic yet functional since I knew I would be running around all day. I typically wear an all black fashion look with pops of color. My accessories included a pair of cobalt blue suede Steve Madden loafers and matching smokey eye.

I entered the #BETXFanFest at the LA Convention Center not know what to expected. While looking over the map, I begin to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the events that were taking place at once. Where do I begin? I took a deep breathe and as I opened the door, the combination of an air-conditioned breeze and warm hip hop musical notes blasting from what looked like a Coca Cola Club in heaven instantly drew me in. With eyes fixated on this soft red lighting that glowed all around me, I looked up and there was a sign that read ‘Coco-Cola the World of Ahh’. Everybody who entered in the World of Ahh has VIP status. The area included a DJ booth, VIP lines to watch performances up close, a ‘turn up’ dance area and a photo booth. Coca Cola World of Ahh provided free flowing cold classic coca cola beverages including coke zero and ice cream floats. A soda lover’s dream comes true.

Trying to resist the beats blasting from DJ Kid Fresh over there at the #BETExperience official sponsors the Coca-Cola World of Ahh, I bee-lined straight to the back for #BETX Slam Dunk Contest to see some guys displays their dunking skills. Trying to get myself pumped up to tackle this SneakerCon; a premier traveling event for sneaker connoisseurs to buy, sell and trade some of the most sought after collectible sneakers on the market.

 As the day was winding down, I had to stop back by the Coco Cola World of Ahh to take advantage of the photo booth. Just as I was leaving, a dance battle broke out between two dance groups that had just gotten off stage. The crowd went crazy! DJ Kid Fresh kept the crowd amped up the entire time! Everybody was ‘turnt up’. It was exciting to see all these young people having a great time. I had an amazing time mingling with fans, artists, vendors and other BET official sponsors. Now its time for the official party to begin! I’m off to get ready for the 2014 BET Awards Red Carpet Arrivals.

#KahluaParkerBeauty: Bake This Face

Trends! Trends! And more trends! Lets be very clear. I’m a trend setter. However I do like to occasionally try a new beauty trend. Just like fashion, one day your’re hot on the runway and next your being knocked off by every major retail.

NEW TREND ALERT!

“Making Baking” or ‘baking that face’ is a trend that was came out of the drag queen makeup era. Baking the face is when you apply concealer and a lot of loose powder to set for up to 10 minutes. During baking continue to blend out the edges of the concealer until the concealer molds into the skin, giving you a natural flawless makeup finish. In television and film I refer to baking as setting special effects makeup, set bruises and tattoos.
Can also be referred to as highlight and contouring.

Follow me on Instagram as I bake this face into a beautifully flawed artpiece.

#BehindTheGlam: Countdown To Christmas

Whew! Now that I’ve gotten my birthday, thanksgiving out of the way it now time to get into the Christmas spirit. I have been working on a few holiday beauty treat. One being the #LipLove holiday kisses challenge.

Watch this video to see how you can join me in celebrating the magic of the holiday season.

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I may be flawed but my makeup is perfect – #KahluaParkerBeauty