Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SophistiKat "Old School Jam of the Week"



YES!! I still love this mans and he is still in my rotation!!

Here's a little something for those who know about the 90's and LOVE the music from that era.
Keith Sweat "I'll Give All My Love to You"!!
This is MY Jam ;")

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Mmm. .Delicious

One company has made my dreams come true 2 ways!!
I have been in LOVE with Nuvo since it came out. It's one of my FAVorite drinks and of course I can't get a enough of a PERFECT Nuvo Cosmo ;") Mmph. .Anywhoo. .

Those that know me. .I mean KNOW me. .know I am a RED VELVET fiend!!
Cupcakes, Cakes, Tarts, etc. You name it. .if it's Red Velvet . .I love it!! (This addiction however was not my fault. .there is one particular person to blame. .LoL!! I shall rest on that).

The same goes for Peach Cobbler!!
(Can't nobody make it like my Grandmother and Mom though. .Boaw)

Check out the latest additions to the "Nuvo" Family and Delicious Recipes. .
                          
                           Red Velvet



                   Peach Cobbler


I'm so EXCITED I can't sit still!!
And once you all try these. .comment back and let me know what you think.
Let the fun begin!!

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Friday, October 12, 2012

SophistiKat "Jam"



YES!! Rick Ross just keeps dropping HIT after HIT. .but HEY I'm not complaining!!
All I can do is acknowledge and salute.

Another one of my FAVs off "God Forgive, I Don't" has a Video!! ;")
Here is "Diced Pineapples" feat Wale and Drake

I swear Wale and his lyrics. .Child. .WooWee. .Bye!! #Flatline LoL!!

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Sunday, October 7, 2012

FLOTUS Frenzy

A few weeks ago our FABulous FLOTUS sent the media and all SophistiKats into a FRENZY after her appearance at the DNC.

It wasn't her hair. .It wasn't her dress. .but it was her manicure and the gorgeous shade of gray she chose.














Now I am an OPI FANatic (which is merely an understatement). I literally go "OPI" shopping once or twice a month to purchase NEW colors for my collection or to replace what I've ran out of.

Since the closing of "Trade Secret"; I now shop at Ulta or a few salons (here in the city that keep the the latest collections). I went looking for the closest color I could find.

This mission didn't take long ;")


French Quarter For Your Thoughts
(Touring America Collection)


Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
(Germany Collection)

Both of these colors look absolutely gorgeous on any skin tone and has a neutral effect which won't clash with wardrobe choices/colors.

Try them both out today!!
Visit http://www.opi.com/ to check out other colors and to find a location to purchase near you!!

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

SophistiKat "Desert of the Month"


Keeping with the kick off of the Fall season. .I wanted to bring you a recipe for a delectable treat that would be fun yet healthy.  .

Pumpkin Pie Tarts



















Health benefits of Pumpkin:

Alpha-carotene "Vitamin A" (promotes healthy vision and ensures proper immune function)
Beta-carotene "Vitamin B" (reverses skin damage caused by the sun and act as an anti-inflammatory)
Fiber (reduce bad cholesterol levels, protect the body against heart disease, control blood sugar levels, promote healthy digestion, and plays a role in weight loss)
Vitamin C (boosts immunity, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, and regulates cholesterol levels)
Vitamin E (promotes healthy skin by protecting the body from sun damage and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and certain cancers)
Potassium (aids in balancing fluid levels in the body, promotes strong bones, is necessary for energy production, and helps to control blood pressure)
Magnesium (aids the body in hundreds of functions, including promoting a healthy immune system, contributing to bone strength, and normalizing heart function)
Pentatonic acid "B5" (balance hormone levels and manage stress)


AND this treat is only 100 calories ;")  How great is that!!


Ingredients

16 (2 1/2-inch) foil baking cups
Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
1 cup fat free whipped topping
12 small gingersnap cookies, broken into 1/4-inch pieces

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º F.
Place baking cups on baking sheet with sides.
Spray each cup with cooking spray.
Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and salt in small bowl.
Beat egg whites in large bowl.
Stir in pumpkin and sugar mixture.
Gradually stir in evaporated milk. S
Spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mixture into each prepared cup.
Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until knife inserted near centers comes out clean.
Cool on baking sheet for 20 minutes.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Top each with whipped topping and gingersnap crumbs.

Ready to Serve ;")
Enjoy
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Dose of SOUL



Everyone knows that I LOVE "FE: Foreign Exchange"!!
Phonte' the vocalist/lyricist of FE is on a new track "Gonna Be a Beautiful Night" featuring
Carlitta Durand (a new and beautiful vocalist)!!

Two Words: Love IT!!

Enjoy your Sunday Afternoon ;")

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SophistiKat "Old School Jam of the Week"




This is one of my FAVorite Hip Hop Jams and who doesn't LOVE LL Cool J!!
Upset I couldn't  find the actual video on YouTube. .but still ON IT and had to post.

Here is MY Old School Jam. ."Around The Way Girl"!!

"Sweet as Brown Sugar with the Candied Yams". .That's Moi ;") LoL!!

Enjoy
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

#TheReturn



Last year we featured this Handsome star as "Gentleman of the Week" http://thesophisticatechronicles.blogspot.com/2011/05/sophistikats-gentleman-of-week.html and if you aren't ready for the return of the Chicago Basketball KING D. Rose. .You're slippin!!

I may be a Celtics FAN but I still have love for the Chicago Bulls!!

Adidas Presents an online web series documenting the recovery and return of Derrick Rose!! This is Episode 4 (the newest episode) but you can check all of them out, get inside access, and join #TheReturn at: www.adidasbasketball.com/thereturn

Also FOLLOW D Rose on Twitter @DRose and Adidas Basketball @Adidashoops

December 18, 2012. .I'm ready ;")

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"



YES!! This has been on repeat for me most of the week. My JAM ;")
Fat Joe featuring Kanye West (Roscoe Dash and Miguel) "Pride N Joy"!!

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Steel Magnolias



In an updated contemporary version of the beloved stage play and 1989 film, "Steel Magnolias" chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair and nails - all the important topics that truly unite and celebrate women.

Golden Globe® and Grammy® Award winner and Academy Award® nominee Queen Latifah stars in and executive produces the film, reuniting her with producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, from the Oscar and Golden Globe winning "Chicago" and "Hairspray." Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), the film features Queen Latifah as ‘M’Lynn’, Tony® Award winner Phylicia Rashad as ‘Clairee,’ Independent Spirit Award nominee Adepero Oduye as ‘Annelle,’ Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad as ‘Shelby,’ Grammy winner Jill Scott as ‘Truvy’ and Golden Globe and multiple Emmy®- winner Alfre Woodard as ‘Ouiser.’

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, "Steel Magnolias" is executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere ("Single Ladies") and Shelby Stone. Leon directs from a script that has been adapted for television by Sally Robinson ("Iron Jawed Angels") and is based on the play and screenplay by Robert Harling ("The First Wives Club"). "Steel Magnolias" is also a reunion for Zadan, Meron, Rashad and Leon, who last worked together on the critically acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Sony TV movie "A Raisin in the Sun", which won numerous NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special for Phylicia Rashad.

Also to celebrate the premiere Lifetime network is hosting a Twitter prep session starting today. Follow @LifetimeTV on Twitter and follow these instructions (from the link below) for a chance to WIN one of TWO movie posters.
http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/lifetime-movies-blog/steel-magnolias-poster-sweepstakes?cmpid=Social_Facebook_Lifetime_10032012_2

Don't forget to tune in Sunday, October 9, 2012!!

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Losing my grandmother to Breast Cancer was one of the hardest things I've faced in my life. Watching my mother take care of her day end and day out was truly life changing. 
She fought like a Champion till the end and may she continue to REST in PEACE.

This month support and show that you are AWARE of the fight to find a cure for Breast Cancer. 
Make a donation in honor of a loved one, friend, or just to show you care to the Sisters Network. 


The Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is a leading voice and only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters Network is governed by an elected Board of Directors and assisted by an appointed medical advisory committee.
Membership is 3000, which includes more than 40 affiliate survivor run chapters nationwide. 
The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country.


Also support by purchasing OPI's "Pink of Hearts 2012" Collection

It features "You Glitter Be Good to Me" and "I Think in Pink"

Don't forget to ROCK your PINK all month long!! 

Get out and be involved all year. Visit the links below to see how you can help.

American Cancer Society

Susan G.  Komen

Sisters Network

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

SophistiKat "Drink of the Month"

It's officially FALL!! My FAVorite season ;")
Football, Good Food, AND the Holidays. .what more could you ask for right?
Well. .I always come with a refreshing and delicious cocktail to add to your rolodex of Favorites.
With a tropical twist and cool smooth taste. .here is something you can fix right at home for an after hour treat or get together with friends. .

Mango Cool Breeze















Ingredients (Number of Servings 2)
2.5 oz. Captain Morgan Parrot Bay® Mango
3 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
2.5 oz. Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice
2 splashes Club Soda
2 slices pineapple


Directions
Add Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Mango, Sweet and Sour Mix, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, and splash of soda.
Shake with ice in Cocktail Shaker and pour into glass.
Garnish with Pineapple slice.

This is simply DELICIOUS
Enjoy ;")
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats