Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CreativeGenius: Kandi Banks

Sooooo! *deep sigh...i've been away from my blog entirely too long! And the hardest part about getting back in the groove is deciding what is post worthy. A few moments ago while doing my hourly scroll on Instagram, I was stopped in my tracks by the following photograph:
Yes! That's a penis and testicles (BAWLSZ LMAO), MuvaRoseBud (Amber Rose), a big ol' booty & some tigobitties (free the ta-tas)! And this 'handy work' belongs to one of my favorite nail artist Kandi Banks bka Kandi Yamz (no, she hasn't actually done my nails, yet...I was exposed to her via Instagram & once you follow her you'll understand why she's my fav). She's from the Bay Area (always reppin'), owns a Nail Art Studio in Long Beach Cali, and is opening KandiLandMelrose very soon! She's won dozens of nail art competitions internationally & she's even done Nicki Minaj's nails several times. Scroll through her IG (CLICK HERE for KaniYamz IG) and you'll see she's the go to girl for lots of A-List celebs. Kandi Yamz is also a tv personality & was featured on Oxygen network's Nail'd It! She brought lots of spunk & pizazz that not many girls have. If she told me that she sweat glitter, i wouldn't freak' doubt it! Check out some of the beauty's work below:

 What I love most about Kandi is her personality. She switches up her accent (as do i) from time to time on IG videos and bygolly she just makes me feel a tad less crazy and a bit more cool for being one of 'those ppl'. She's down to earth, inspiring, funny, but above all a creative genius. She creates the neatest most intricate nail art i've seen. Her 3D nail art looks so real its scary lol one time she put a fried chicken wing on someones nail it made my mouth water lord jesus lmao jk but it was soon good! lol She's not only about show either. She always emphasizes on nail health and safety. And best of all she's representing for my SlimThick squad (woo woop!) lmao so yea, i love her. Thanks Kandi for giving a ninja something blog worthy today. Stay awesome! Hope to see you in Melrose one of these days! xoxo @AjiaZ :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Recipe for Red Potatoes and Chicken Casserole

Serving size: 6
Prep time: 1.5 hours


9 red potatoes
4 chicken breast
2 cups of cheese
10-12 green onion
5 slices of turkey bacon
Garlic powder
Olive oil 

Step 1: preheat oven to 500 degrees
Step 2: wash and dice red potatoes
Step 3: season potatoes w/olive oil paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
Step 4: place potatoes in oiled non stick  cassarole dish and bake for 40-50 minutes stirring every 15
Step 5: wash and dice chicken breast into small bites (wash hands)
Step 6: season chicken as the potatoes or your liking
Step 7: slice up and fry the turkey bacon into bits (wash hands)
Step 8: dice green onion while bacon cooks
Step 9: once potatoes are done, layer the raw chicken, then cheese, the diced green onion, topped with bacon bits
Step 10: bake for 20 more minutes or until chicken is completely done.

Enjoy!! 💕 (serve with ranch, or sour cream...yum yum sauce, sweet baby ray's, you get my drift 😉)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Freedom of Speech @ Its Finest: Comedian Mike Epps as Racist Donald Sterling

Ok so just in case you haven't heard, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling was exposed recently in a phone call with his black and Mexican girlfriend. This phone call let the world know of Donald Sterling's plantation mind-frame. I pray for him, he's old as dirt. Back then it was okay to think like he does. I'd pray for his evolution but he's so old he most likely won't live to see that day. There were several celebrity responses but this one from my favorite comedian Mike Epps, was by far the VERY BEST response anyone could've thought of. Following Mike Epps as Donald Sterling there will be clips of the best celebrity responses. Just watch:

Monday, September 2, 2013

'Crooked Smile' by J Cole ft. TLC


This is what I call music. It moves you. J Cole is a storyteller and the story gets better and better with every single he drops. I am a fan of J Cole and grew up wanting to be a member of TLC so this latest single, 'Crooked Smile' is one my favorite songs EVER! Listen to his deliver then read the lyrics just incase a message flies over your head. His music is real and it appeals to real people. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. (Lyrics courtesy of LyricsMode.com) 

'Crooked Smile' J Cole ft. TLC

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
Like a sun all you know if I'm on my way down

Look, They tell me I should fix my grill cause I got money now
I ain't gon' sit around and front like I ain't thought about it
A perfect smile is more appealing but it's funny how
My shit is crooked look at how far I done got without it
I keep my twisted grill, just to show them kids it's real
We ain't picture perfect but we worth the picture still
I got smart, I got rich, and I got bitches still
And they all look my eyebrows: thick as hell
Love yourself, girl, or nobody will
Oh, you a woman? I don't know how you deal
With all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels
I feel for you
Killing yourself to find a man that'll kill for you
You wake up, put makeup on
Stare in the mirror but it's clear that you can’t face what’s wrong
No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on
Your roommate yelling, "Why you gotta take so long?"
What it's like to have a crooked smile
This crooked smile

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
Like a sun all you know if I'm on my way down

To all the women with the flaws, know it's hard my darling
You wonder why you're lonely and your man's not calling
You keep falling victim cause you're insecure
And when I tell you that you're beautiful you can't be sure
Cause he don't seem to want you back and it got you asking
So all you see is what you lacking, not what you packing
Take it from a man that loves what you got
And baby you're a star, don't let 'em tell you you're not
Now is it real? Eyebrows, fingernails, hair
Is it real? if it's not, girl you don't care
Cause what's real is something that the eyes can't see
That the hands can’t touch, that them broads can’t be, and that’s you
Never let 'em see you frown
And if you need a friend to pick you up, I’ll be around
And we can ride with the windows down, the music loud
I can tell you ain’t laughed in a while
But I wanna see that crooked smile

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
Like a sun all you know if I'm on my way down

Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
You’re the one that was trying to keep me way down.
Like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round

We only fronting like the people on the screen
You know them movie stars, picture perfect beauty queens
But we got dreams and we got the right to chase ‘em
Look at the nation, that’s a crooked smile braces couldn’t even straighten
Seem like half the race is either on probation, or in jail
Wonder why we inhale, cause we in hell already
I asked if my skin pale, would I then sell like Eminem or Adele?
Yo one more time for the 'Ville
And fuck all of that beef shit, nigga let’s make a mil
Hey officer man, we don’t want nobody getting killed
Just open up that cell, let my brother out of jail
I got money for the bail now, well now.
If you asking will I tell now? Hell naw
I ain’t snitching cause
Man, they get them niggas stitches now
If you was around, then you wouldn’t need a witness now
How you like this crooked smile?

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
Like a sun all you know if I'm on my way down

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/j_cole/

Saturday, August 17, 2013

AjiaZ for Live Life Couture

Check me and one of my best friends out in my first official commercial for Live Life Couture! Video and photography by Ziare and graphics by Pikasso (both of FullTimeHustlaEnt). The crop top I am wearing along with the tank worn by Shayna P can be purchased now! Handcraft your destiny, LIVE LIFE! WWW.LIVELIFECOUTURE.COM

AjiaZ Shaneu Boutique

Soooooo guess who got her first OFFICIAL modeling gig after 7 years and hundreds maybe thousands of pictures!!!????? Uh YEA! That would be me!!!! I've finally surpassed the average
music video or local fashion show. I am the FACE of Shaneu!!!! Shaneu Boutique is a trendy womens boutique based out of my hometown MobileAlabama. I recently wrapped up my second shoot for Shaneu and I've got pictures for you guys!! The 1st look is an 80's inspired look with a red crop top and acid washed high waisted shorts and the second is a red top with gold egyptian setting leggings, a HOT look from today's fashion.  Special thanks to LaShante Coleman (owner of Shaneu), Ziare Perryman (FTH photography), and Pikasso (FTH graphics). To purchase any piece or to shop and find your own fly pieces visit www.shaneuboutique.bigcartel.com 

@AjiaZ @ShaneuBoutique @Ziare251 @Pikassofly 😁😁😁✌