Traci v. Tamar

Sorry I’m so late with posting the Braxton Family Value update…

So it’s becoming evident, that Tamar’s idiocy and loud talk has become a central focus of the Braxton Family Values. Originally, I thought most of the focus would be on Toni’s revamped career but with Tamar’s continued antics, I’m sure the reality show producers are intentionally focusing on her. We all know, that these shows only showcase that which is highly dramatic and often down right stupid. It typically garners the most viewership and ratings which equal $$$. (Guess that speaks to our intelligence as a culture huh… Another post for another day).

Anyway, on the last episode, Tamar and Traci argued an entire show about what seemed to  be nothing. Tamar didn’t like Traci’s comment about her relatively new marriage and the fact that she and Vincent are still in the honeymoon phase. Traci didn’t like that Tamar called her disrespectful. She revealed that she feels the other sisters look down on her. She immediately began a barrage of insults and obscenities (mainly directed toward Tamar). They were actually kind of weird how she kept walking down the hall cursing at nothing. All in all, by the end of the show, they agreed to mend their relationship and move on (DUH!)

Another point of discussion during the episode, was Toni’s move to Los Angeles. Who just up and decides to relocate their entire family? I guess famous people do. I also found it interesting that she’s Lease Purchasing her home rather than buying it outright. I’m assuming there are stimulations to her bankruptcy that limit the spending of funds and securing financing.

Well until next time… XOXOXO, Janel



Congratulations are in order for one of my besties!

Amanda won our Mary Kay challenge. Now only if I can get her to pick a color!  Follow her on Twitter @MannieRu.

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MMG drops tomorrow!!!!


The MMG group....Pill, Meek Mill, Rozay & Wale

I’m not sure if I have had this feeling in a while… album actually drops tomorrow that I am interested in! Maybach Music Group will be dropping an album called “Self-Made “, which features a barrage of new talent! Wale, Meek Mill,Pill, Stalley and of course “The BossRick Ross will hit us with 15 new tracks on the album. Features include J. Cole, Curren$y, Teedra Moses and French Montana. I must say that Ross has kept the streets a buzz with his last mixtape “Ashes 2 Ashes“. On this tape, I heard a young bull by the name of Meek Mill on a song called “Play Your Part”, which is included in the album. Needless to say, I was very impressed by the lyrical style and knock-out punch lines. Wale, the notorious D.C. artist who joined MMG last year, makes several features of this album, none hotter than the joint “600 Benz” which also includes Jadakiss.  One disappointment that I must admit: “Perfectionist” featuring Mill and Ross, is not included on this album. This song was a mix tape smash that had Mill & Rozay going back and forth a la Styles P and Jadakiss. Although, this is not included, the album is still flames nonetheless!!! Be sure to visit iTunes, or drop by your nearest store and support this album!!! I know it will be in my hands tomorrow…



Half Way to Tuesday :)

So it’s lunch time on this wonderful Monday. This means I’m half way to Tuesday; which means, I’m one more day into the week; and one more day closer to the weekend! Sad isn’t it 🙂

Anywho, I’m enjoying a left over slice of pizza, granola bar, and bottled water. I’m reading the fabulous blogs of Leslie at Fashion Du Jour and Lexy at Beauty Fash. These ladies have an AMAZING eye for fashion and I’m eagerly eating my pizza and taking notes before I head to my next meeting. Visit their blogs and enjoy their fashion posts.

XOXO, Janel

The Wonderful World of Online Shopping!

 So there is almost nothing I love more than shopping online. Except spending valuable time with family and friends that is… But there are a few boutiques that I now follow on Twitter, befriend on Facebook, subscribe to their blogs, and stalk their sales… (Speaking of Twitter and Blogs: Follow us @lifentimesofj2 on Twitter and subscribe to our blog NOW)… Back to the regularly scheduled program…

So just to name a few sites, I absolutely love: Mimi Boutique, Just Fabulous, and Windsor Store. I’ll take a few minutes to say why I love each, provide you with information on how to shop their sites, and show you a few pieces that are currently on my wish list….

Mimi Boutique boasts an offering of “cute and trendy handbags, accessories, jewelry and vintage accessories at affordable prices”. Their collection can be viewed by visiting and you can also find them on Twitter @mimiboutique. So far, I’ve bought two items from their site: a beige Contessa Bag and Bronze Athena bag (I think that’s the name). Neither of which are available anymore. Another reason I love them. They cycle certain items in and out to keep their offerings fresh and exclusive! The only thing about my order that I’m currently not thrilled about is the Contessa bag. It lacked structure so, unless I keep it zipped, it sort of flops over and the contents of my purse spill out or become unorganized. Currently, I’m eyeing the Julie Pink and Gold Flower Cluster Necklace.

Cluster Necklace

Just Fabulous touts that they offer a personalized shopping experience for the everyday girl. Once you visit the site at, you are prompted to take a short survey on your fashion likes and then customized offerings are provided to you on a monthly basis. The only thing is (AND PAY ATTENTION GIRLS) there is a monthly subscription fee of $39.95. With this fee however you get to pick a shoe from your personalized collection each month. If there isn’t anything in your collection you like simply request new offerings or “Skip This Month” by the 5th of each month. Only then will you NOT be charged the fee. My first month I bought 2 pair of shoes instantly! But, I wasn’t crazy about my offers this month so at first I requested new selections. I still wasn’t impressed, so I Skipped The Month. The only shoe, I remotely liked was the Becca, which is now sold out in my size.
 For every purchase you make, you get so many credits and once you accumulate enough credits,  you get a FREE pair of shoes. The one thing I LOVE most about the site is that they combine EACH and EVERY pair of shoes with an outfit and provide you the links and pricing to the corresponding sites. It is truly an experience for the girl who likes to purchase whole outfits at a time (shyly raises hand in background).
So with regard to Windsor Store, they actually have brick and mortar retail space all over the U.S. but you can also check them out at or on Twitter @windsorstore. Their primary focus is dresses but let me tell you they sell a bunch
Maxi Dress
of other items. Just a few weeks ago, I bought an excessive amount of shirts and jewelry for a minimal amount of money. I needed more blouses and boy oh boy did I find what I was looking for. I would recommend this site to anyone who needs more of ANYTHING! Currently I’m obsessing over the Purple Rose Maxi Dress. My only issue with Maxi Dresses is my height. As JT says it best, I’m a 5 “footah” (5’0). Not tall by any means. Therefore these dresses often are too long for me and make me look frumpy… 😦 Other than that I’d have to say that EVERYTHING I purchased from them fit perfectly. Shipping was also super fast. Free 2 day shipping based on my total purchase price!!!
So those are my top picks for great online shopping. If there are any sites that you’d love for me to profile, post a comment, Tweet us @lifentimesofj2, or email us at!
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