Monday, May 30, 2011

Drinking 1.5 liters of Water a Day

oh gosh diet & exercise is definitely a battle. I've fallen off & gotten back on. Ok well honestly I fell off eating right and never got back on, I had muffins and cupcakes for breakfast on Friday and other days & weeks haven't been better. But..... i've gotten back on the wagon of personal training.

My trainer is pretty cool, and really funny. At first I used to be sore for days, but now it's not bad, I'm guessing that means I'm getting better.

He told me to not worry so much about my diet but start small by drinking one & a half liters of water a day. It was too hard to do the math, and i didn't succeed. So he told me to just go to the grocery store & buy a 1.5 liter bottle of water.

I'm sure there are benefits to this. Right now I'm still struggling with finishing 1.5liters of water & tomorrow like the rest of the world I'm going to try to eat healthy.

Tip: I heard the water at Whole Foods tastes good & you can take a bottle there and fill it up. (I haven't tried that)
each bottle is 1.5 liters

So here's what 1.5 liters of water looks like! Would any of you like to join me in this task, he said you're allowed to add sweeteners? what's the reason for drinking this much water? Or are you already good, and you already drink this much water daily?

ps: thanks to google i just found out that 8 glasses of water = approximately 1.89 or 2 liters (my math professors must be proud).

pps: Happy Memorial Weekend & I appreciate the comments & different perspectives in the last post

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Preview: Dark Girls

*Sigh* skin issues, in the past few years I've realized that almost every race has it. It's either to be lighter or darker. I wonder  if the issue will ever go away. This video focuses more on the black community and the stigma that dark skin girls face. It's an Interesting video.

It might sound like a foreign language to you but trust me, skin color is difficult to deal with, people make so many remarks about being light or being dark, people diss one shade, and prefer another. I think the problem is more difficult with girls than guys, but maybe i'm mistaken. Black men might have their own battles with shades. I'm going to avoid stating remarks I've heard, and my personal opinion about the matter to avoid offending anyone, or creating a heated argument.

The Video

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

This film will be released in Fall/Winter 2011. Please "Like" the Dark Girls page on Facebook, we will keep you updated with news there.

Directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry
Produced by Bill Duke for Duke Media
and D. Channsin Berry for Urban Winter Entertainment
Co-Produced by Bradinn French
Line Produced by Cheryl L. Bedford
Edited by Bradinn French

so what do you think?

(credit: I saw this on Tarrice's blog)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Behind The Scenes (Monday) & Movies that are out

so 2 days I assisted Jeno with a photoshoot. I have some behind the scenes but i have to ask the makeup artist if it's cool to post it cause it was for her portfolio.

Learned some stuff pretty cool.

Was trying something out, so took this of Kenny, the videographer (check his stuff out on )

okay so now the truth of the matter, this picture came out with this awesome music video vibe that I love so much by mistake. Then I corrected everything to be normal, aka stood away from the front of the light, and later spent a few minutes later trying to recapture it again, just incase i want to reproduce it :)

Anyways it was a fun shoot & I learned a lot light, don't stand in front of the soft box when taking a picture.

PS: I've officially seen almost every movie out right now
Pirates of the Caribbean - check  : 8.5/10 but long (saw it yesterday regular movie style, non 3d)

Something Borrowed - check  : 7/10 (It's okay... i probably gave it a 7 because I'm a romance nut and they were all sooo pretty)

Jumping the Broom - check 6/10 (Tolerable, the main female character's sweetness seemed too fake)

Thor - check 9/10 (saw it IMAX & 3D)

Bridesmaids - check  6/10 (too much slapstick humour for me, and I wanted to smack the main character at one time, "the toilet" scene was grossly fun. I left thinking i should have just waited for hangover 2, i expected this to be a female hangover from the commercials, guess it kind of slightly was.)

Priest - I don't want to see it, unless someone thinks it's great
Fast Five - I might see it

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kim Kardashian / The Kardashians family video cover to Katy Perry's E.T.

So today (Sunday) was the Billboard music awards, nice performances, but the host was soooo NOT funny, which everyone on twitter agreed on. I also missed the memo that the world was to end yesterday!! I didn't find out until late Saturday looking at my blackberry messenger. Pls the next time an apocalypse, judgment day or something is to happen can someone let me know so I can repent! or at least so I can join in the freaking out, pigging out, or naughty behavior :) thanks.

Anyways now onto something that made me laugh today. The Kardashian's made a cover to the Katy Perry's E.T. song that I love so much. I was going to post it, but it seems to be missing from the internet, not sure why... Hopefully some men in black don't try to shut my blog down or something for posting this.

The video is cute & funny and has all the family members, and apparently kim's new boo that I finally got to see (don't ask I've been in another world, i hear news 5 months later).

AND JUST INCASE they shut that down:


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Diva Shades in the club? who did that shit? ME!!

hey.... It's my blog, my camera, so I cam-whore all I want... yeaaaaaah lol

Last Friday went to GoldRoom with a bunch of friends, Nneka, Nelysia, Adaeze, Lola flew into the country. Charles, met Pricci, Lorenzo, it was also a birthday party with the guys so constant champagne. Had a blast especially since I could drink because i wasn't driving.

the top of my hair broke off! and was a hot freaking mess, I tried the guido ed hardy hat, but it didn't look right, then I tried my black hat, but I felt like i was in a halloween gangsta costume :(. So I said *fuck it* while in character I'll put on some shades.
why I chose not to wear a hat--- this aint halloween

Kids please dont try this at home, you might bump into stuff, it might take you a minute to find your homegirls, and the club will be even darker so watch your step & don't step on anyone.... (innocent face) not that I would know anything about that lol.

You know what? shades in the club isn't so bad, especially when your too lazy for eye makeup & wanna be in your own world.
Shades: A-moir by Kerin.rose ::::: Love/Hate convertible chain glasses: $250
Click image to buy from A-moir

same people that made the barracuda glasses Rihanna wore in the run this vid.

Anyways to balance it:
my dress was from Forever 21, for under $10. YUP under $10
wish I had a full picture of the dress. it's short, nice fitting, and freaking badass.
OMG my hair's so fucked up!!!! it broke off I wanna cry, soo pissed, badly wanted a hat

oooh and proof on the price being under $10:

click bottom image to buy
Click Image to buy from f21

so yup this night was all about the shades ;)

Confess have you ever worn shades to the club? or in a building & You knew darn well that there was NO sun!

Love Bombchell.
(or & shoutout to my sis Amanda for letting me rock her shades, and finding me this bargain dress)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Atlanta's Sexy Geek for Halloween/ School Nerd (aka BOREDOM)

I was just going through my pictures folder, and found I found my webcam pictures from last Halloween. So yall know I LOVE LOVE Halloween, costumes etc! Well last year's halloween weekend I went out with my girl, Meron. I should really post pictures, but they are still in my regular (non DSLR) camera (the stupid battery kept dying & I was too lazy/ cheap to buy new batteries).

So Halloween was a blast! then I got home & i was so BORED!! omg I was beyond bored. I begged my friends to come on skype, I was bored on twitter, I was just sooo freaking bored, so i decided to take pictures with my webcam. lol now yall get to see some part of the stupidity that takes place when I'm alone , maybe one day I'll post of video of miming/ dancing to songs.
 Funny thing, I had two possible costumes, Jazzercise Instructor & Sexy Geek/ Nerd. I went cheap and created a costume based out of stuff from my closet. I was originally going to be Katara from Avatar, and not her water costume. I even bought material etc, and met with a seamstress, but I felt my midriff was a few burgers & spare ribs too much to be viewed by the public, so maybe next year I'll sew it.

I couldn't decide on white or black borders, so i guess you get to see it twice. Which do you prefer for the future.

Love Bombchell.

pictures with: Microsoft LifeCam (smh, yea my PC needs an external microphone & webcam)
collage: photoscape (free download)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!

To all the fab mum's out there, who try their best. It's definitely a hard  important job, and mostly Happy Mother's Day to the mum who raised me, well all 5 of us. Yeah imagine that :) and she still looks great.

I've probably said Happy Mother's day twice before this, Uk/ Nigerian mother's day, Catholic I think Mother's Day, a lot of days. My sis Amanda tells what day to say Happy Mother's day,and I chant it like a Zombie. BUT this is a day I didn't need any help, well except from commercials, it's U.S. Mother's day :) & I live in the U.S!! So this is actually Mother's day!

So c'mon burn that toast while cooking for her, stay patiently on the phone for longer than 10 mins, run to the grocery store and buy her the last flowers. She'll enjoy the thought & the effort, and struggle to eat the burnt food :)

lol funny video. which kid are you? Brad (yellow tie) or Tucker (black shirt).
I can't decide which one I am, I think I'm more of a Tucker than a Brad :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Beautiful Retro inspired Storyline Photoshoot.

Artist: Ben Sandler

I love the retro (futuristic) vibe. Can't believe this building, Maison Louis Carré actually exists. The images are so beautiful. enjoy. They were inspired by AMC's Madmen, which is on my Netflix waiting list (@Annette007 said it's great, and since we both enjoy the same type of dysfunctionial TV shows I'm sure I'll love it). It also reminds me a bit of Tom Ford's movie A Single Man (Thanks $armin for recommending A Single Man!)


more pictures: Fast Company's Don Draper Meets Alvar Aalto, In Retro-Chic Photos
I originally found it via &

Laziness has no bounds, now bring me the remote!

this made me giggle

even though most times my humour sucks because I've over-sensitive, P.C. call it what you want (I blame my professors), I liked this 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Can a fashion guru identify the shoes the kardasians are wearing in their season 6 campaign?

Ok I'm not great ID-ing shoes, bags or clothes. I don't go to the mall that often, or look at magazines. For most of this year I've just stalked photography. Remember the post on how I have very few shoes, like 1 red shoe, 1 black shoe, 1 clubbing shoe, steal 2 shoes from my sisters.... yeah.

Well now I'm growing up & I'm building a closet, so could someone help me I.D. these shoes, no one on twitter could help. The red one's are worn by Kourtney, and the gorgeous ones in the back are being worn by Kylie & Kendall. thanks.

 from this promo
I actually haven't watched this show in forever. For the past couple of months I've probably watched a total of 3 hours of TV a week, and we know 1 hour goes to Gossip girl, and the other goes to Vampire diaries. So if you know any great shows, do suggest them. I saw part of a show called Happy Ending & enjoyed it.

1 Shoe found by Michelle from Shelly à la mode. Thanks chica, Michelle's do rock :)

Kourtney's shoe is the Christian Louboutin Lady Peep ($895.00)Red Patent leather platform peep toe pump. 150mm heel

can be found here at Barney's (or probably Neiman Marcus and the usual stores). Sigh why couldn't it be something cheap like Aldo, or better yet even bebe since they work bebe. lol.