Summer Watchlist

This summer, my DVR has been recording like crazy. My summer television lineup has throughly kept me entertained each week. Here are my top 5 must-see shows!

1. Power: Starz: Sundays 8PM

At the end of the 3rd season, viewers were left with a cliff hanger as Ghost, the main character, was taken into custody by his ex-mistress  Angela. So far this season has had me  clenching my seat every single season. The fact that Ghost stayed in jail for as many episodes as he did surprised me, but has been making for a very interesting season. There are so many cans of worms being opened from the Lakeisha and Tommy relationship, to Kanan still being alive and nobody knowing about it. The writers for this show are amazing and keep you in pure suspense!


2. Insecure: HBO: Sundays 9:30PM

Insecure has become a hit. I love creator Issa Rae. She is an unapologetic black girl, sprinkling her magic all over the place. It is a show that I can personally relate to on so many levels. The authenticity is what I love about the show. Issa, the main character, is in her 20s and struggling to figure out her career and especially her relationship, or lack thereof with her boyfriend Lawrence. At the end of last season, we were left hanging. Issa cheated, and Lawrence went for revenge. From just the first episode of this season, I can tell we are in for a roller coaster season! I mean look at how the first episode ended! I just hope Issa and Lawrence work through their relationship issues and are back together by the end of the season!


3. Claws: TNT: Sundays 8PM

Claws is nothing like I thought it would be. The show is about so much more than just a nail shop. There is humor, murder, drugs and mystery! Niecy Nash does an awesome job carrying the show in her lead role, as Desna the owner of the nail shop. Initially, I assumed the show would just be about the nail shop, but there are so many layers that give an added twist of suspense!


4. Black Ink Crew: Chicago: VH1: Wednesdays 7PM 

Black Ink Chicago is filled with drama, fights, and tattoos! It’s great to see young adults living their dreams, making money, and having fun. Their drama does not take away from their talent. Although it’s a bit different from the New York show, it’s still worth the watch if you are into reality television.


5. Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood: VH1: Mondays 7PM

Of course I can’t make a watch list without my staple show Love and Hip Hop. This season features singer Keyshia Cole and Booby Gibson. Hazel E is wreaking havoc on just about all the female cast members. They have also introduced Alexis Sky, Fetty Wap’s ex- girlfriend. That just screams messy being that Masika, Fetty Wap’s daughters mother is also a longtime cast member of the show. From the previews for the upcoming season, it’s very apparent there will be fights and drama that we see every season and city of Love and Hip Hop.


What are your go to summer shows?! Let me know in the comments!



Q: What is your dream summer vacation? 

A: My dream summer vacation is to travel to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I look forward to waking up to the beautiful beach, white sand, blue water, and blue skies! When I go I want to stay for at least a week to enjoy everything this fabulous getaway has to offer. I always jump at any opportunity to travel and experience new culture, but this would be the ultimate voyage for me!


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Q: Tell the story of your favorite summer memory. 

A: My absolute favorite summer memories took place at least 20 years ago. My family would get up pretty early go to church on Sunday mornings. After church we would come home and BBQ. While we waited for the food to cook, we would have massive water fights! We used super soakers, water guns, water hoses, and even buckets! Nothing and nobody was off limits. My brother, mom, and dad were all a part of the fun. This was fun, but also a great way to cool off from the heat. We would eventually dry off and enjoy the BBQ. I hold these Sunday summer memories very close to my heart!



What are some of your favorite summer memories? Let me know in the comments! 


Q: What is your summer go-to makeup look?

A: Since the summer sun brings along a lot of heat, I tend to keep my makeup pretty simple. I rarely wear a full face of makeup as it is,  in the summer I do it much less. Usually, I will only wear a full face of makeup in the summer if I am going out at night. In all honesty, nobody wants a sweaty face of foundation! So to keep it simple, I stick to lipstick or gloss, mascara, and occassionally lashes. Pretty simple, but it works!


Vey simple and subtle lip and lashes!

What are your summer makeup routines? Let me know in the comments!


I will be doing the #Summer17WritingChallenge for the next couple of weeks, along with my regular scheduled blogs! Some will be very short while others may be a little longer. So for my first installment, the question is (drum roll please!)…

Q: What book are you reading this summer and why? 

A: I will be starting Charlamagne Tha Gods’ new book, “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.”

 I decided to read this book because first and foremost I actually like Charlamagne and his harsh honesty. He is the main reason I watch the Breakfast Club interviews. I also love self-help books. They are a great tool I’ve found to keep me motivated and focused while working toward my goals.

What are you reading this summer? Let me know in the comments!