Plus (!!!) they’re comfortable. I’m just not one of those girls that can wear suffocating shoes that make my feet turn bizarre shades of purple.
I just can’t.
That kind of pain isn’t worth it. Plus we’ve all seen those girls who end up getting drunk & taking off their shoes, right?
Well, I’m a firm believer that this is attributed to uncomfortable-ass shoes. I mean, if I wore shoes that were too tight I’d want to take off my damn shoes too.
I’ve totally been there though…( come on, don’t pretend like you haven’t! ). You know, you know where ya want to rip your shoes off the second you get home because they’re literally swelling by the second & you’re like “WTF are my slippers?!”
Point: these pumps are totally comfortable.
& Britney Spears should really invest in a pair of these so she’s not caught in another escapade at the gas station bathroom, barefoot. These would be a real life-saver for her, right?!
I’m also obsessed with the nude ones too…they’re on my ‘want list’, for sure.
Anyway, what’s your favorite, have to have it, comfortable but posh shoe of the moment? Do tell.
If you’re a fan, I sincerely apologize in advance ( & maybe you shouldn’t continue reading ).
First off remember circa 2001 when Britney Spears gained all that weight & blamed on Frapps?
Everyone thought it was a cop out? Well, err, ehh I actually believe her.
These blended chemical-filled drinks are so disgusting, I’m surprised they’re even legal.
Like, seriously, WTF?
Anyway let’s get down to it…here’s the real deal on Frappacinos AKA Crappacinos:
First off there’s 81 ( eighty one!!! 8!!! 1!!! 81!!! 8-1!!! ) grams of sugar in a caramel Venti Crapp.
Ok, so 81 grams of sugar is equal to three Snicker bars…hmmm…
& let’s not even talk about the carbs ( 87 grams ) or calories ( 510 cals ) or fat ( 17 grams ).
Ok, so get this caramel coloring equals carcinogen.
Heard of it??
Basically according to this source, “caramel coloring is manufactured by heating ammonia and sulfites under high pressure, which is what creates the carcinogenic compounds. Animal testing has resulted in liver, lung, and thyroid tumors in mice. Coke and Pepsi changed their formulas when it was discovered that caramel coloring could be contributing to thousands of cancer deaths every year because they were using dangerous amounts of it in their sodas. They figured it could be bad for business if they had to include a cancer warning label on the can or bottle. And don’t expect the FDA to protect you because caramel coloring is still on their list of approved additives.”
Annnnddd don’t even start me on Starbucks oatmeal— that’s contains caramel coloring too!!
Oh & you ready for this one? Starbucks admitted here that their strawberry Frappy contains crushed bugs. Yes, bugs.
They say “crushed bugs are harmless.” I say “no thanks.”
& hey, if you have to have a Crappuccino, be smart. Skip the whipped cream, syrup, & at least order a small.
Also, you guys know I’m all about modifying— I’m not big on deprivation, so of course I had to create a DIY version:
1.} Splenda/Equal: so sorry to spoil the fun!! I know there’s many dedicated Splenda & Equal lovers out there, but pleaseeeee substitute Stevia instead. Splendy-Wendy contains sucralose & Equal has aspartame in it; this makes the brain think you’re hungry ( when you’re not ) & adds bloat.
2.} Chicken Nuggets: we’re not talking grilled chicken, peeps. The real deal: they’re actually leftover carcass pieces + sawdust-type bits. Fun!
3.} Soda ( duh ): ew (!!!). I don’t care if it’s diet, sugar-free, blah, blah. Soda is disgusting. It’s bloating & increases sugar cravings. Read more on why I hate the fizzy drink here.
4.} Certain canned soups: most of these bad boys contain so much sodium you might as well pour salt down your throat!
5.} Maraschino cherries: sick. They’re covered in red dye & artificial coloring. I’d rather eat poo.
6.} A sick-o Frappuccino: remember circa 2001 when Britney Spears would drink these, like, every second? Well, one Frappy will cost you a cool 500 cals, 16 grams of fat, 68 carbs (<<!!), & oh, ya know, just 68 grams of sugar. Not hot, Brit.
7.} Processed meat: think of a packaged hot dog or slices of boloney ( remember Spam? ). Yuck. Tons of salt, tons of fat, & tons of unknown shit. Plus processed meat is known to increase the risk of cancer & contains tons of preservatives.
8.} Lay’s ‘WOW’ Potato Chips: these are horrendous- they’re dripping in the chemical, Olestra. Side effects? Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, & loose stools ( << this fun condition is also known as anal leakage- too much? ; ) ).
So excited to introduce you all to my GF, Jacqueline Nicole. This business savvy lady owns the avant-garde, chic jewelry line, JNB jewelry [ << which I die over! ]. Between running her own company, designing jewelry, & dealing with major celebs, this skinnista manages to eat healthy & stay fit. I totally admire her ambition/style/eye for design; she’s the full package! Cha, cha, check her out:
+ Introduce yourself, Miss JNB:
My name is Jackie Brown. I am a designer & fashionista!
+ Tell us about your amazing jewelry line!!!
“Amazing”— I love to hear that from a showstopper women like yourself!!! My line is for the sexy, classy, confident powerhouse woman who is also a playful, bohemia fashionista. I am known for my “Arm Candy” named after my sister, Candace. Arm Candy is a way to dress up your arms in a playful classy way that adds style/flirt to every outfit. I came up with the phrase “Arm Candy” years ago while Candace aka Candy & I were designing & she had all these amazing delicate pieces on her arm; they looked so yummy! Soon after I had Selena Gomez, Demi LoVato, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Amber Stevens & many, many more celebs all addicted to my Arm Candy. Now it is a term used often, but obviously we do it the best here at JNB!!!
+ Quick, skinny tip?
Stop obsessing over food & calories- eat when you’re hungry. Enjoy it!
+ If you’re going to flaunt it, what body part is most flattering in a LBD?
LBD’s are my favorite…maybe that’s because I am single & sassy!!!!!!!! I would say the best way to wear an LBD is short, tight, & sexy. Depending on the occasion, the best body part to show off would be your legs! You have to leave a little to the imagination. Show your curves & legs, but keep it mysterious/classy by adding the long sleeve.
+ Go-to piece for the spring to the summer season?
My spring to summer transition piece would be a long boho skirt. It’s great with a tank, a crop top, or a lil knit. I am also majorly obsessed with hats right now! A long skirt & a floppy hat has been my go to outfit for this transitional season.
+ Favorite trends this season?
Staying present in fashion & not being dated is very important. However, trend or no trend- if you like it, work it. I hope color blocking remains current for a long time! I really love it! Even color block your itty bitty bikini for summer time.
+ Natural beauty product you swear by?
Milk as a cleanser for your face a couple times a week. It will make your skin glow!
+ Most form-flattering clothing pieces?
From my experience in the industry and seeing the most beautiful clothing/women in the world, I am going to say the most flattering of all is a women with confidence & knowing who she is. No clothing piece compares.
+ Favorite healthy snack?
My fave snack is a natural peanut butter & honey sandwiches on multi-grain bread.
+ Cocktail of choice?
I don’t really drink but if I do, it depends on the occasion. On dinner dates I have a glass of wine. Hitting the town & working my LBD I prefer it simple, think Jack & Coke or tequila Sprite.