Beads by Aree

Beads by Aree

I swear Instagram has introduced me to some of the best designers, boutiques, stylists and make-up artists.

Beads Byaree is a collection of whimsical and imaginative hand-crafted jewelry. Beads Byaree was born in the fall of 2010 while designer and founder Areeayl Goodwin was studying at Howard University. During her sophomore year at the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia, Areeayl spontaneously began teaching herself how to create jewelry. This once sporadic venture, which has turned into a passion, has spread like a wildfire as dreamers around the world have connected with her bold and whimsical jewelry.

In the spring of 2011 Areeayl began her first benefit line under Beads Byaree “Love for the Congo”. “Love for the Congo” was launched after Areeayl was strongly influenced by a play entitled RUINED by Lynn Nottage. The play brought attention to the genocide in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and how women were being used as weapons of war. Staying true to her humanitarian spirit she launched “Love for the Congo” earrings and began to donate the proceeds to, which is an organization that supports women who are suffering all around the word.

Beads Byaree has continued to grow rapidly since its launch. Her unique pieces have found their way into the homes of dreamers domestic and abroad. Her jewelry can be found internationally in London, Israel, South Africa, Belgium, and many other places. As Beads Byaree continues to grow we also hope that the dare to dream will grow infectiously and spread… like a wildfire.

I absolutely love the natural models that are used for this jewelry line and the exquisite simplicity.

Be sure to visit the site store @
& to follow on Instagram @beadsbyaree


ItsMyRayeRaye – Beauty Queen

ItsMyRayeRaye - Beauty Queen

When I think of beauty and personality, Miss RayeRaye directly comes to mind.

I have been following ItsMyRayeRaye on YouTube and Instagram for quite sometime now and she always has useful beauty and hair tips.

Baby Lips I rock now because of her. How to tie a turban? – She taught me! If you’re a natural sista, she has tips on how to and what not to when it comes to our hair.

She is one of the most beautiful women I have seen and she has a personality that rocks! You wouldn’t think such a beauty would be so goofy!

She is a woman I can relate to and look for when its comes to beauty tips.

Her YouTube:


Tyme The Infamous

Tyme The Infamous

IG follow follow @tymetheinfamous

MUA, Beauty Diva and Style-istic Chic!

“Tyme the Infamous” has accumulated a plethora of accomplishments as an entrepreneur in a relatively short period of time. Still in her early 20’s, Tyme is not only a sought after professional make-up artist and published model, but she is an emerging media personality who is dominating the current social media space in a major way. The Denver, CO native Tyme has traveled all over the nation, sharpening her expertise in various aspects in fashion and entertainment. Tyme is more than a makeup artist and model—she is an industry dynamo.

Tyme exploded on the social scene when her wildly popular makeup tutorials, on her YouTube channel TymetheInfamous, exploded to more than 72,000 subscribers and more than four million views in just one year. In August, Tyme partnered with Feel Rich and Fullscreen (via YouTube), which is operated by QD3. With such creativity and eye for detail, she has parlayed a love of beauty and fashion into a social media powerhouse.

As a beauty columnist and consultant, Tyme also shares her talent through writing. She has contributed to,,, and fuSHion Magazine, just to name a few. Tyme’s own website,, will serve as an invaluable hub for information and social media portal for the beauty industry. is a subscription based website featuring live streaming and pre-recorded makeup courses specifically created for aspiring makeup artists looking to turn their passions into sustainable careers.

I absolutely love her make-up tutorials, hair reviews & fashion forward style!

Be sure to check her out @


Bradley Manning Acquitted on “Aiding the Enemy” Charge, Guilty on 20 Other Counts

The sentencing hearing for Army whistleblower Bradley Manning begins today following his acquittal on the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, but conviction on 20 other counts. On Tuesday, Manning was found guilty of violating the Espionage Act and other charges for leaking hundreds of thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks. In beating the “aiding the enemy” charge, Manning avoids an automatic life sentence, but he still faces a maximum of 136 years in prison on the remaining counts. The sentencing phase is expected to last at least a week, with more than 20 witnesses set to appear.


Haati Chai Jewelry – Elephant and Tea

Haati Chai Jewelry - Elephant and Tea

“Haati Chai” literally meaning “elephant and tea” in Bengali was started March of 2011, in Los Angeles, California by designer Stella Simona. Finding a unique way to blend contemporary styles in jewelry making with jewelry making techniques and styles from India; Haati Chai creates a uniquely magical combination of “on trend” pieces rooted from her East Indian culture. It is not glaringly obvious in all the pieces, but you can tell that it is something different, special, and unique. This jewelry brand not only has the “usual” earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets expected to encompass any jewelry line, but it boasts anklets, body chains, head pieces, nose rings, men’s jewelry and Indian trinkets. “I want everyone to explore different concepts, your jewelry reflects your mood, personality. It is you, it tells your story. A lot of people are afraid to explore their options when accessorizing. The pieces are executed with care, elegance, and craftsmanship. The aesthetic combines exotic old world concepts with new contemporary trends.

The pieces are simplistic yet there are some incredible architectural elements and the use of stones, wood, aluminum and other organic materials give it an earthy “grounded” feel. With collections for men and women, Stella and her team, design and hand craft all the Haati Chai pieces. And for the items they don’t make themselves, special craftsmen in India bring their designs to life. Haati Chai jewelry is for anyone that considers themselves trendy, fashionable, or just wants a beautiful one of a kind piece of jewelry. This is the kind of jewelry that people stop you on the street and ask you about. The pieces truly are conversation starters.

My personal experience with Haati Chai was the purchase of the 3 Link Ankta Ring and I must say I am very pleased with the piece and get compliments anytime I wear it.

What attracted me to the line was the meaning of Haati – I am a lover of elephants and it  the beauty in the this animal touches my heart. They are led by females who care for and find food for each other. They are close-knit and mourn the death of any in a herd.

This speaks to me in volumes and any lover of such a creature I can definitely relate to. This line of jewelry is more than just pieces of material to wear as an accessory, it is a beautiful statement of serenity and Indian culture.

With a commitment to adorn consumers with jewelry that makes a statement of bold individuality, Stella Simona’s designs are “rooted from Indian culture.” Representing the art of design as a form of expression that is creatively awakening, she blends culture with elegant designs that cannot simply be defined as jewelry.

Instagram follow @teamhaatichai for deals!


Bradley Manning – US hero to be seen in the eyes of civilians

Bradley Manning - US hero to be seen in the eyes of civilians

A Military judge found Bradley Manning guilty most of the 21 of the criminal counts, not guilty of the “Aiding the Enemy charge”. Who is Bradley Manning? He is a US Army intelligence analyst who released the COLLATERAL MURDER video which shows the killing of unarmed civilians & two Reuters journalists by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. Manning also shared documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables. These documents were published by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and they have illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, along with a number of human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy. Given the war crimes exposed by these documents, PFC Bradley Manning should be given a medal of honor.

Remember, wars used to be televised on the news until the US did not want people to know the ugly truths of war & the atrocities that occurred by the hands of our beloved country. Torture, rape, death and lies are the duties of the US Army. Would you want your son or daughter to enlist in order to carry the crimes with punishment which should follow of our government? Any person who is able to kill an innocent life, torture of person (mentally & physically), and rape (men appointing their patriarch stance) should be punished upon the laws of humanitarianism (But of course, that is not the way of our country. An attempted façade only those who seek the truth may see thru)…. Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden are the heroes who jeopardized their lines for the sake of the public, so that we may know what our government throws a cloak over in order to carry out it’s corporate agenda.

Corporate agenda meaning a large number of our politicians were and are CEO’s of major US corporations who have bought their way into the judicial system. Our so-called Democratically system is funded by corporations who pay high dollar to lobbyists in order to have a seat in the most expensive chairs of government.

This country started off by murder & the enslavement peoples, it has continued to be a country fueled by elitism and the trampling of those denied entry to a better opportunity.

Don’t be fooled by the concealment via mass media.

9/11 cover up @


Rihanna – Diamonds Tour

Diamonds world tour ends 11-15-2013 here in the states. Rihanna is traveling the world sharing her art, her sex appeal, her I don’t give a fck what people think funkiness and her sole holding voice with her fans! …. I consider myself of fan of hers, its her edgy stance that is most appealing, on top of her outer beauty. I do not know Rihanna, personally, only as close as you can feel following and clicking 2x on pictures via Instagram. But, I feel an untouched connection with this artist…………….. Maybe it is we are both young black women with variables in life which sometimes may seem out of place or obtuse at times… She’s a woman, an artist that I could myself as. She is that Diamond we all are on the inside, some just can’t see their sparkle…… We have to be bad sometimes, and she is not afraid to do so!!! If you’re going to be a bad bit¢π, be a Bad Bit¢π as I would say! Oh, and her bff Melissa Forde × Rihanna = So fckn cute! She’s got her best friend right by her side……… (If you need any additions to your team Rihanna, hit your gal up ® I’m ready!) Tour dates go to: