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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

D-Xirably Movie Time! Beyond the Lights!

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

My twiny/big sis Ja and I decided to watch the movie, Beyond the Lights. This was an incredibly beautiful movie about love, fame, and finding yourself. My twiny and I absolutely LOVED this movie!

Beyond the Lights movie

This movie was really good! Beyond the Lights was well-written, well-produced, and well-directed! The acting was really good as well. Beyond the Lights was so honest, real, beautiful, and emotional! It almost had us both crying!

Beyond the Lights director, Gina Prince-Bythewood

"Let go. Find your voice. Open your heart."

"Sing your heart out and let ‪#‎TheTrueYou‬ shine"

A young Noni Jean singing for a contest

A young Noni Jean being told by her mother to get rid of her 2nd place trophy

Noni in a music video with Kid Culprit (played by the hott, Machine Gun Kelly aka MGK)

Noni with Kid Culprit

Noni and her mother, Macy Jean (played by the beautiful Minnie Driver)

Noni and her mother, Macy Jean, again

Movie Synopsis:

The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni Jean (played by the beautiful, Gugu Mbatha-Raw) on the edge, until she meets Kaz Nicol (played by the handsome Nate Parker), a young cop and aspiring politician. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz's love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.


Noni smiles for the cameras!

Noni poses for the camera!

"I see you." Kaz tells Noni after she's reached her breaking point

Noni

Noni and her hero/love, Kaz

Noni and her love, Kaz enjoying a moment of peace

The real Noni (played by the beautiful Gugu Mbatha-Raw), all natural with her love, Kaz

Our new favorite song from the movie: Cynthia Erivo "Fly Before You Fall". 
This song is so powerful, beautiful, and emotional! The lyrics are beyond beautiful and powerful!

This movie is definitely worth watching in our opinion! It's so easy to fall in love with this movie!

Hope you enjoyed the post, movie review, and pictures!

With love,
xLBx

Saturday, February 14, 2015

D-Xirable Love Day! American Sniper and A 5 Year Reunion!

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

Today was "Love Day" or better known as Valentine's Day/Single's Awareness Day.

I spent most of the day with my mom.

Then, my gorgeous "Valentine" (Patsy) and I enjoyed a dinner and a movie. 

We went to Applebees and we saw American Sniper with the gorgeous Bradley Cooper! 

American Sniper was a really good movie! Great directing, great acting, great storyline, incredible details, amazing progression, etc.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie was serious but still managed to have some humorous moments in it. And Bradley Cooper is such an amazing actor!

Bradley Cooper as Navy Seal Chris Kyle

Movie Synopsis: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.



"I was just protecting my guys, they were trying to kill... our soldiers and I... I'm willing to meet my Creator and answer for every shot that I took."
-Chris Kyle


"God, country, family, right?"
-Chris Kyle


Patsy and I hadn't seen each other in 5 years! It was really great hanging out with her and spending time with her. I really enjoyed catching up with her! She's such an old soul!

Me and my gorgeous "Valentine"!



Me and beautiful, Patsy! 5 year reunion!

My beautiful "Valentine" and I!


Me and my gorgeous friend, Patsy!

I hope you all had a great Love Day/Valentine's Day/Single's Awareness Day!

Remember, you ARE loved! :)

With love,
LaTasha B.
x0x0x0x!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

D-Xirable Friend Recommendation! Mixed Media Artist, Martice Smith II!


Hello my wonderful and amazing loves!

This blog post will be about my cousin, Martice Smith II. 
She is an incredible and beautiful woman, and an amazing mixed media artist and designer!
I love how vibrant, colorful, and detailed her illustrations are! 
I also love the beautiful women depicted in her illustrations!

My beautiful cousin and mixed media artist, Martice Smith II!

"I am a Freelance Illustrator & Designer. I love to create authentic, urban and chic drawings and paintings, infusing them with mixed-media, fashion, and typography. Most of my work is a balanced mix of traditional with digital media."
~Martice Smith II

Her amazing and fantastic "From Roots to Glory" illustration!



Here are some of my favorite pics and illustrations by her:

Beautiful paper stencil art!


Her amazing "Love Surrounds You!" illustration!

Beautiful butterfly illustration!

"As a mixed-media illustrator & designer, I use a range of media but watercolor and pen and ink allow me to see the work build up in several layers, describing a constant evolution of my ideas and refinement. I begin my process with loose, thumbnail sketches to record my ideas. Next, I'll completely rework the sketches to develop a dynamic interaction between drawing and viewer. Finally, additional colors, textures or photographs are digitally added."
~Martice Smith II

Gorgeous pic of my cousin, Martice Smith II!


Her gorgeous "City of Harmony" illustration!


Her really pretty and beautiful "hearts + LOVE" illustration!

Beautiful paper stencil art!

Her lovely "Iris and Palm Leaf" illustration!

Her stunning "Keys to Your Own Success" illustration!



Her "Thank You" illustration collage!



Another gorgeous illustration!

Her beautiful art card!

"Universe Dream Catchers"


"My current focus is to express the power and beauty of femininity through fashion illustration.
The women I draw are culminations of my family members, friends, and characters that I've created.
They do not represent an individual but rather a combination of attitudes and personalities, with a look back on the late 1960s and early 1970s."
~Martice Smith II

Her beautiful and amazing "No Compromise" illustration! 

Her stunning and pretty "Soar" illustration!

Her beautiful "Fantasia" illustration!

Her gorgeous "Masquerade" illustration!

Her stunning and colorful "StarStruck" illustration!

Her beautiful and gorgeous "Dancing Spirits of Unity" illustration!

Her beautiful "Whimsical Bookmarks"!

Hope you enjoyed the illustrations, pics, and post about my beautiful cousin and mixed media artist, 
Martice Smith II!

Check out her blog and website to see more about her: 

Check out her Google+ page to see more about her: 
Google+ Profile: google.com/+MarticeSmithII

Love always,
LaTasha B.
x0x0x0x!