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Rio Livin’: Week 2

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Hola Chicas,  Still down here living in ‘yesterday’s’ dreams, dreaming about what I wanna create ‘tomorrow’! Huge thanks to @Airbnb for helping comp our stay in this fabulous Brazilian, beachfront penthouse!   Breakfast with the squad! Nina came from Sao Paolo to kick it with us for the weekend! Check out what we’ve been up to– Continue!>>> Penthouse is Life! Beach…

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Rio: The View Through Their Eyes

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poolside breakfast courtesy of our chef and baby whisperer, Beth Thank you @Airbnb for helping sponsor our stay at this beautiful Brazilian penthouse!  Check out the view from days 1 and 2: Continue!>>> Max loves Beth! I’m on a mother f’ing boat! My dad’s name is Karl Lee, so we’re calling him Carlito while in Rio Our Captain, Cassio, gave…

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Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!

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and the winner is……  Erica S! Email me ( ASAP w/ your address!   There’s monkeys in the trees! Like, lots of ’em. And they’re really friggin’, ridiculously super cute! #IWantOne smoothing and twirling wet frizzy curls (7 a.m.) the same wash and go later that day (1 p.m.) I’ve missed the glorious, highly textured results of my wash &…

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Pork-Cow- Rio Day 9

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And the winners are… shara h Mishi Bishi Fabulously Fluffy Latisha G.  srednov TheUncommonBeauty (J.P.) Ny-Esha L RebellePuella curlybean Kia Ross Congrats divas!  Email using ‘CurlyNikki Winner-Cashmere’ as the subject line!  Every morning around 7, I get up and head for the roof to check in with you dolls. Mornting! So the above is day two of my Wash…

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Just Another Brazilian Pictorial

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And the winner is…  Chelonthia  email me at with you address! Warning- For those of you that require, I don’t know… a coherent story line or a motif of some sort, this post may not be for you.  I don’t need no hook for this ish! No theme here, just a bunch of random pics- some captioned, others not….

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Make New Friends- More Brazilian Fun!

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On Sunday, Nina invited us to, ‘Zimbauê Celebration & Trançando Idéias’. Uh huh. Yeah. Again, no idea what to expect. So when her and her friend Jane picked us up outside of our condo I asked, ‘where are we going?’, to which she responded, ‘the party, of course!’ How’s that for clarification! Forty five minutes later we rolled down on…

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Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

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Hola chicas! By now, y’all know I love food, especially trying new and exotic ish while on vacay. Last night, at Nina’s recommendation, we had the best restaurant experience to date.  The name- Brasileirinho. The ambiance was dope, the servers were attentive and the host basically gave us a history lesson. After quickly flipping through the menu, the host sold…

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Family Reunion- Meet Your Brazilian Sisters

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When Nina (of Estimativa) invited us out to an evening ‘tea party’, I had no preconceived notions, as much of her description of the event and what we were to expect was probably lost in translation. I heard, ‘dress pretty, wear comfortable shoes, you’ll meet some of my friends’. To sum up what became an epic night, I’ll leave you…

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Black hair in Brazil: A Revolution in the Making

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by Marques of BlackWomenOfBrazil Gone are days when kinky/curly hair was synonymous with mistreated and laborious hair. Nowadays in Brazil, kinky/curly hair is increasingly associated with self-assertion, self-esteem, behavior and femininity. Mirella Santos Globalization and democratization of the media has greatly increased the speed of information. This is not just a fad, but trends and intervals increasingly shorter. A black…

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Rio Day 3- Here Comes the Sun (More Pics!)

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Last night my good friend Melissa FINALLY arrived… first thing out of her mouth- “how do you say, ‘it’s about to go down’ in Portuguese?” She must have brought the sun with her because we hadn’t seen it in days, so we hit the beach! Hubby secured some fresh coconut water…    while Melissa and I opted for Mango Caipirinhas,…

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