Friday, March 15, 2013

Thirsty? Well Heres The Tea Tina Turner Shows The Girls How Its Done At Age 73 For Her German Vogue Cover Shoot

                         Tina Turner Has Never Looked Better!


Style
Grace
Class
Beauty
Poise 

What doesn't Tina Turner Have?













Not Much if you ask me, Tina looked absolutely radiant in these shots for 

german Vogue which was styled by Nicola Knels for this Knoepfel & 

Indlekofer's shoot. Looking fresh faced and Tina Turner looks not just glowing 

but as full of life now as she did in her prime! With news of a new album I have 

never been so excited to be in the presence of greatness. I'ma need all of your 

favorites (Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah, Britney, ETC.) to have a row full 

of seats because this is what a TRUE icon looks like.


Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Thirsty? Well Heres The Tea Justin Bieber Lashes Out At The Press.

It is NOT A Good Day For Justin Bieber 


After going all white boy thug on some paparazzi in London earlier this week. 

He Took too his Instagram account to write this little duesy :



Everyone in my team has been telling me, “keep the press happy” but I’m tired of all the countless lies in the press right now. Saying I’m going to rehab and how my family is disappointed in me. My family is beyond proud, and nothing’s been said by them, my grandparents wouldn’t know how to reach to press even of they did want to so that was a lie and rehab cmon. if Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity lol I’m 19 with 5 number one albums, 19 and I’ve seen the whole world. 19 and I’ve accomplished more than I could’ve ever dreamed of, i’m 19 and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning. I know my talent level and i know i got my head on straight. i know who i am and i know who i’m not My messege is to to believe. My albums could be about anything but my messages have been to never say never and believe, not to believe in me, but to believe in yourself .. I honestly don’t care if you don’t believe in me because I believe in me, and look where that’s gotten me so far..
I’m writing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Letting u know first hand how I feel rather than have these story linger. I’m a good person with a big heart. And don’t think I deserve all of this negative press I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn’t stop here. i’m growing up finding myself while having people watch me and criticise me everyday i think im doing pretty damn good. And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements





I was all about this statement until about halfway through... Sooooooo what 

does you being 19 and successful have to do with not going to rehab? If 

anything Justin is more likely then any typical 19 year old to have a substance

 abuse issue BECAUSE he's so successful! Thats point number one Justin tried

 and missed with, Point number two you claim to "know who you are and know

 who you're not" yet in the very next paragraph you claim to still be finding 

yourself? Mixed message much? Did you have no one proof read this little rant 

you decided to go on before you hit send? I'm an adult and I still ask my BFF to 

look at long rants I occasionally post to make sure I don't look stupid as Fu*k 

to the 800 followers I have now let alone releasing it to the entire universe to 

never be let go or forgotten. Then third and finally I missed the Lindsey Lohan 

comparisons but one thing I can almost guarantee is they ARE NOT comparing 

your finical statements! LMAO I seriously cannot with this kid smh you would 

think being 19, so grown, successful and "Worldly" he would be able to grasp 

and execute the concept of shade but alas I was mistaken. There was no need 

to come for Lindsey in that manner and what i'm sure he thought was a witty 

"Ah-Ha" to the end of his oh so insightful rant. It really just made him look

 mean and malicious, someone needs to muzzle that Chihuahua BEFORE he

 goes and fucks up all that hard work he put into his message of Belief and 

whatnot.

Not to mention this is the second reported incident of Justin going all White boy 

thug on the pap's smh lets hope for entertainments sake that this becomes an

 ongoing trend lol


Peep The Pictures




Well Thats All For Now


XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thirsty? Well Heres The Tea! Omarion Releases New Track "Paradise"

Omarion Releases New Track "Paradise"






Another day another artist trying to make a comeback and Today is no different 

as Omarion has proven. Today saw the release of a new track titled "Paradise" 

under Rick Ross's label Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Records. I'm not sure if 

this is a taste of what we can expect from the former boy band front runner 

but i certainly hope not. As a fan of "Maybach O" i was seriously hoping for a

 sense of growth and or diversity with this record. Firstly and fore most I truly 

just do not believe that Omarion is about this life, hoes yes, but face down ass

 up thats the way we like to fuck? I was hoping for not only some originality but

 may be some depth *Gasp* from an r&b star. The last thing the music 

industry needs is another "man" (and I do use the Term Loosely) running 

around with his boxers hanging out, 20$ of costume jewelry, the same dance 

moves he used in 2001, singing under 75 layers of auto tune about how this 

hoe or that hoe or all them hoes are gonna S-His-D all at the same time... I

 mean its a solid track but not at all surprising and without an amazing 

accompanying visual it'll do little to nothing to boost the project. Lets hope that 

the rest of the material from his second offering under the MMG umbrella "Love 

and Other Drugs" Is more worthy of note.



What did ya'll think?



On a separate note Big O is certainly putting in those hours at the Gym Sheesh



Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thirsty? Well Here's The Tea On "Freaks" French Montana Featuring Nicki Minaj Video

"Freaks" French Montana Featuring Nicki Minaj Video

"Put My Legs Behind My Head, I Hit The Ceiling With It... Big Fat Pussy Mufahsa"

When  I heard those lines I Nicki wasn't playing around with ANYBODY. Giving 

you an eye, arm and hand full of tittie with those pasties Nicki Minaj gave use

 Sex that was only matched by the lyrics she's was spitting. From her 

obnoxiously blonde lace-front to her equally obnoxious red pumps nicki was

 doing all the right things from head to toe. She has a special talent so 

exposing yourself seem more like a classy talent than degrading and or 

objectifying. The song depicted an Jamaican feel underground dance party and 

not being anywhere close to shy of the dance floor it was deff somewhere I

 would want to be lmao. The song has actually made me more of a fan on 

French Montana as well considering I only watched the video for Nicki, French 

made sure not to disappoint.


Long Live The Freaks!


Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Thirsty? Well Here's The Tea On Tweet Talks New Album, Reintroduction's and Missy Elliot With Vibe Vixen

Tweet Talks New Album, Reintroduction's and Missy Elliot With Vibe Vixen



It's been seven years since R&B Singer Tweet's fan base has last heard from her and even 

longer for the rest of us who long ago washed our hands of the singer and put her in our 'One 

Hit Wonder' file and moved our attention to far more worthy and interesting artists. But alas 

Tweet has decided to give it one more go with New album Titled 'Simply Tweet' and new single 

named 'Enough'. She very recently sat down with Vibe Vixen to share her thoughts on a variety 

of topics. Check it out...


VIBE Vixen: How’s the reaction been to your EP, Simply Tweet?Tweet: It’s been great. My phone is blowing up. People are really responding positively and I’m excited about it. I’m kind of at a loss for words, but I’m very excited about it.

Is it pretty much a preview for your upcoming album?Yeah. Kind of re-introducing myself to the music scene because I’d been gone so long. I’m giving [fans] a little taste of what they would expect if they were to come to a concert or anything like that. I just wanted to do a special little treat because they’ve been waiting so long. I just wanted to give them the definite that the album is definitely going to happen.

Can we expect a slow tempo throughout the album as well, or will it be a bit more upbeat?It’s a little bit of both: the acoustic sounding and the in-your-face lyrics. I’m just keeping it a mixture of everything but still keeping the essence of who I really am which is the harmonies and things like that.

Compare music from when you first came out to now.When I first came out, music was just open to different types of music. Right now, music for me is just on a one-track rollercoaster. I think we need to get back to where different types of artists and live instrumentation are appreciated. I’m not saying that people that are out now aren’t doing their thing, but I think we need to open the doors for more people that are into live music.

VV: Today, a lot of artists are expanding their brands into fashion and beauty lines. Do you plan on venturing into anything outside of music?T: Definitely. I really want to do a shoe line or hat line. I love hats! I want to make stuff for people that aren’t necessarily into red bottoms shoe or anything like that. It’s for people like me that like sneakers and jeans, a nice boot or whatever.

What type of advice would you give to probably someone who’d want to follow in your footsteps?Make sure this is what you want to do and that you’re passionate about it because it doesn’t come quickly. You have to work for it. Make sure you’re ready for it. Pray and make sure you keep God first with it all and never compromise. Keep your artistry and your art number one. If you don’t want to do a country record and somebody’s pushing you to do a country record, don’t do it. Just stay true to who you are and never stop.

Is that your story? You came out wanting to do your music your way and the way they were trying to brand you was something that you weren’t really feeling.
In a way, yeah. Honestly “Oops (Oh My)” was a mistake. I never really said I’d want to do “Oops.” I was riding in the car with Missy [Elliott], and she was playing some music that Timbaland did for her. “Oops” came on, I sung it and she was like let’s just re-record the record. They didn’t push me to do it but it just stuck. So I compromised a little bit on the first album. It just happened.

So what’s the relationship with Missy now?We’re still sisters. We still talk every now and again. We don’t see each other as much, but we still plan to do music together. We’re still tight.

What’s some of the best advice she’s given you?To be me. Missy always appreciated the fact that I knew what I wanted to do. I knew what I wanted to sound like, and she embraced that. She trusted me. And the best advice was for me to do me and that’s what I did.

If you could pick one artist to follow in your musical footsteps.My daughter. She’s getting into the business and she’s very talented, so I would pick her.

See The Full Story Over At Vibe Vixen 


Check out "Enough" Below





At the risk of sounding harsh, I'ma need Tweet to get herself a clue. Now claiming that the very 

song that is the only reason why most of us even know who Tweet is in the first place was a 

mistake i cant seem to take her all that seriously. Granted 'Enough' is a solid track, its hardly 

single worthy, let alone a proper song to "reintroduce" yourself back into the music industry. My 

Main issue with Tweets interview is you cant really tell what direction she's trying to go in. If 

you want to be popular on the main stream side of thing she's doing it all wrong. 'Enough' Will

 get little to no airplay especially considering the sea of electronica dance music that now 

dominates the billboard charts and radio airwaves. If Tweet is content with singing 'Oohhs & 

Aahhs' in the back of some dark, crowded and smokey coffee house in ATL then by all means 

keep doing your thing mama's but an image revival is crucial to success when your coming out 

for a second try. Having no awards to her name and little writing credits (besides her own 

songs) to fall back on. I just do not see how she could even think about not using the most 

potent and promising weapon in her arsenal: Missy Elliot. With Missy backing her project almost 

guarantee's success and with millions of up and coming artists only dreaming to work with the

 legendary producer its almost a slap in the face to not have her by your side. 



No please do not get me wrong I am in no way, shape or form saying that tweet should not 

follow the beat of her own drum. nor should she conform to todays stereotypes i.e.: Plastic 

surgery, brainless rappers, never ending features and a crop field of colorful wigs and 

costumes. But in order to win the game you must first PLAY the game. Give the masses what 

they want THEN give them what you want. Ehh maybe i'm wrong but an uptempo song for the 

first single would have generated more of a buzz for the entire project but I am not one to wish 

failure upon anyone so here's to hoping Tweet does well for herself.






Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Thirsty? Well Here's The Tea On Bridget Kelly Release's New Song: "Street Dreamin" Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Bridget Kelly Release's New Song: 

"Street Dreamin" Featuring Kendrick Lamar 


Today saw another release from R&B New comer Bridget Kelly with a track called "Street 

Dreamin" Featuring Kendrink Lamar. After giving it a few spins on the headphones my first 

impressions on the sing are good. Lamar's rap in the beginning is slightly annoying but the song 

would be lacking without it so i'll take it how it is. With a Mid Tempo, head boppin worth beat 

i'm feeling the over all flavor of the song and its message. I'm not completely sold on her as

 package yet but i'm willing to see where she takes herself in the future. 

Decide for yourself and tell me what you think.







Well Thats All For Now.

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thirsty? Well Here's The Tea On Lana Del Rey Covers 'L’Officiel' With Undeniable Beauty...

Lana Del Rey Covers 'L’Officiel' With Undeniable Beauty







Say whatever you will about Lana Del Rey but there is one thing that you cannot deny... That 

the girl is stunning! I personally believe that she is one of the greatest Visionary's of our 

generation. Her videos are stories in movement being portrayed in a way most artists can only 

hope to come close to achieving. As if one needed anymore solidification take a look at the 

pictures below Photographed by Nicole Noland for the Paris magazine. Also below is my favorite 

Video by her "Ride". I Will admit her voice isn't something that WOWED me when my best friend 

first brought her to my attention when showing me "National Anthem" over the summer but 

what initially drew me to her was her captivating imagery and spellbinding visual concepts. I 

eagerly look forward to anything else that she brings forward with her debut album 'Born To Die

which has now reached the 3 million sold milestone.


Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen






















 








Thirsty? Well Here's The Tea On Lil Kim Talks Money, B.I.G, Beefs, Loyalty, Tiffany Fox and New Music With DJ WHOO KID






Lil Kim Talks Money, B.I.G, Beefs, Loyalty, Tiffany Fox and New Music With DJ WHOO KID




A few words come to mind when Lil Kim's name is brought into a conversation. I don't know 

about most of you but "How many licks does it take" is one of the first (Don't Judge me lol), Rap 

Royalty, Plastic, Queen Bee are just some of the others. There is no denying that Lil Kim is 

without a doubt one of the most ground breaking and even revolutionary african american 

artist's of our time but recent years have not treated Miss Kim so kindly. With a serious rap feud 

with the current rap queen Nicki Minaj and constant work on her face and body people (I 

included) have wondered weather we will ever see Lil Kim back to her former glory. Well in my 

opinion if this interview (as well as the feature on Tiffany Foxx's track "Twisted" Video below) is

 anything to go by then this very well could be the return of the Queen we have all been hoping 

to see but I tend to not count my chickens before they hatch so we will just see what happens.


But heres to hoping!





Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen







Beat With Love




Product List:
Urban Decay eye Primer "Greed"
Urban Decay "The Vice Pallet"
Maybelline "Ultra Liner" in Brown
#47 Lashes
MAC Concealer NC35
NYX "Deep Brown"
NYX "Rose Pink"
MAC Dazzelglass "Sugarrimmed"


Ok so I Started this look by Priming my eyes with Urban Decays Primer Potion "Greed", it has a

 gold hue to it so i fealt that it really worked for this look. First I put my MAC NC35 concealer 

under my brow for highlight and I blended out if my finger Then I pulled out "The Vice Pallet" 

and put "Anonymous" on the inner corner of my eye then spread it halfway across the lid to 

later create a nice blending between the two colors, After that i grabbed a flat shadow brush and 

put "Penny Lane" across my lid also from "The Vice Pallet". I applied it heavily in the outter 

corner on my to make sure that the color really too before adding "Muse" to my crease. I made 

sure to apply this more then once and then continued to blend it out up almost to the brow. 

Sidenote: for a dramatic effect take "muse" up to the brow and then LIGHTLY reapply to 

concealer and blend it out with your finger like you did previously. After that I applied my #47 

lashes with layers of 4 different mascara's (info to come later). Then i took my angled brow 

brush and dipped it into my NYX "Deep Brown" to color in my brows while I let my mascara dry, 

once it did I then applied that same brown to my lower water line and stretched my lid and 

applied my Maybelline "Ultra Liner" in Brown over my top lash line. After my foundation, 

highlight and contour routine I colored my Lips in with NYX "Rose Pink" Lip Liner and applied 

MAC's Dazzelglass in "Sugarrimmed" over it. Video's to come soon... 




Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

This Weeks Shameful Pleasure


Best Wakeup Prank Compilation

What can I say? Everyone loves a good prank especially when it's done to someone else lol and 

these pranks had me R O L L I N G, crying and GASPING for breath by the end! The reactions of 

some of these people are down right hysterical! Not to mention the ingenuity of some of these 

jokester's smh. I would have to say, The firecracker and horn jokes were some of my favorites! 

To be completely honest though if my friends were to do half of these pranks to me... Well lets

 just say i'd need some new friends lmao




Well Thats All For Now

XoXo

Love Always,
Carmen

Come One and Come All And Welcome! To Love Always, Carmen

Ello Lovah's Hey, Hi How ya durin?!

                    So This is my first official post on 'Love Always, Carmen' and I have to say that 

I'm super excited! So I think I'll start with telling you all a little about myself and what this site 

will be about. I'm no one too special just your everyday Jersey girl with big dreams to escape

 this place and make a name for my self in a big city of some sorts. I have a dramatic flair for 

all things artsy and I love beauty with a passion (hair, makeup, fashion, lighting, photography 

etc.), I'm a striving makeup artist with big plans for the future in that area (so stay tuned) and 

over all weave enthusiast (there is no such thing as too much weave), ironically enough i cant 

spell for my life and i have the worst grammar possible for anyone with enough nerve to start a 

blog (don't judge me lol) so all you grammar nazi's should probably head out now, i'm 

somewhat... no I'm extremely short tempered and will use this as an outlet to vent my 

frustrations of the world but what can you do? I'm what you would call eccentric, highly 

motivated, highly energetic, extremely optimistic and an all around weirdo lol I also like to 

make up words or variations of other words, i like to drink white wine excessively and i'm an 

avid pot smoker.

Well on to the blog, On this blog you can expect to see some if not all of the Following:

Shameful Pleasures (weekly) - Ratchet acts, fights, terrible outfits

You Know What I'm Saying? - rants, annoying things, "thats that ish* i don't like"

Outfit Of The Day
Outfit Of The Night
Makeup Of The Day
Makeup Of The Night

Youtube (Unknown) Treasures - Random unsigned singers or amazing live performances

What's In Your Speakers?- Album and song reviews

Hair Time - Hair Tutorials
Beat With Love - Makeup tutorials

Head to Toe - fast forward hair, make up and getting dressed

Thirsty? Well Here's The Tea - Celebrity news

A Day In The Life Of Your Everyday Tranny - Rants and raves on acceptance, misconceptions and stereotypes that pelage the lives of the GLBT community



I Will be posting an intro video soon as well so stay tuned for that! I'm gonna work really hard 


at keeping you guys as updated as possible. So On That note I'm going to say TahTah for now 



but you can always follow me on everything else lol 

Instagram- l0veCarmen
(The "0" in l0ve is a zero NOT the letter o)
Twitter- @l0veCarmen
FaceBook- Carmen Lopez
Tumblr- LoveAlwaysCarmen





So there you have it. My first post, I feel like this is going to be the start of a grand old 


adventure! 

See ya soon Lovah's!

xOxO

Love Always,
Carmen