One celebrity that continues to catch my attention is Ciara.

Check out this black and GVLD Alexandre Vauthier outfit she wore to the VMAs!


I am in love with the pleated covering shawl over the form fitting dress. The gold colors on the sides give the dress a nice pop of elegant color. And the shoes? Yes, straps are back! This look is complete with a simple middle part Bob Hairstyle. The Bob is perfect with this look because the hair does not take away the attention from the dress. Let’s just say, slayyyyyed! Ciara has been serving up much fierceness lately and I love it! Keep your eye on this fashion princess.   😉


So the summertime move was most definitely Box Braids.

I usually do these in the summer to give myself a break from doing my hair. Box Braids are a great protective style. This eliminates the everyday wear and tear that we may give our hair.



Braids always help my hair grow a very noticeable length. The key is to keep your box braids oiled.  I love using  Claudis St. James Braid Oil. You can buy this at any beauty supply store. This product is “old school”, but it works. It leaves my braids nice, shiny, and moisturized. The product can be a little oily, so I don’t use too much. I also use Doo Gro Stimulating Growth Oil in between the parts of my box braids. Any spray version of a leave in conditioner is also very good to use with this style.



I overall LOVE Box Braids during the summer! I also accent them by wearing classic GVLD hoop earrings and decking them out with the GVLD braid jewelry. I got the braid jewelry for $0.99 at a beauty supply store. I hope you’ve gotten the chance to try them, if not, do so! You’ll love it!



Where do I start?

Okay, so Labor Day weekend is one of the BIGGEST weekends in ATLANTA! There are so many events going on around the city.


(Photo via @Dragoncon) — @501stLeigon dressed as storm troopers invading the streets of Atlanta

  1. 1. Dragoncon
  2. 2. PRIDE Weekend
  3. 3. Chris Brown’s One Hell of a Night Tour
  4. 4. The Affordable Old School Concert Series
  5. 5. Fool’s Gold Day Off Music Festival
  6. 6. Midtown Restaurant Week


With it being “Luda Day Weekend” in the A, you know the clubs are going to be packed and full of celebrities.

Here’s where they’ll be:




I have received sooooo many questions as to how I stay in shape. Well, my goal is to try to workout at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes. The workouts that I do are high intensity workouts, which means there are NO BREAKS in between. But, with school starting, I don’t have as much time to workout as I would like. But here’s what helps me…


This is the Daily Workout App. It’s a FREE “Personal Trainer for a Quick Home Workout and Exercise Fitness Routine.”

What I love so much about this app is that you can workout anytime and any place. The only thing you may need are hand weights, depending on which exercise you choose to do.

This app offers workouts for abs, arms, butt, cardio, legs, or workouts for the full body. This is awesome because you can “target workout or spot train” by focusing on one aspect of the body.

This app also allows you to choose how long you want to workout. If you don’t have a lot of time, it allows you to choose between 5-8 minute workouts. Or if you have a good 30 minutes to workout, it allows you to do that as well.

This is an overall great app! I recommend it if you’re trying to stay fit, healthy, and it’s a great app for people on the go.

Play Store Daily Workout App for Android

iTunes Apple Store Daily Workout App for iPhone

As some of you may or may not know my brother and I make music. We call ourselves


(Lex Qu and Blake GVLD)

Our sound can be categorized with artists such as The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs, SZA, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake.

If you listen to these earthy vibed artists, then you’ll definitely love our sound.


Take time out to listen to our mixtape called “Vintage 13” and our new single “Effortless“.

Let us know what you think by taking the poll below!



Welcome to Blake Nolani’s Beauty Blog!

My beauty blog is more than just your ordinary beauty blog. I want to offer my readers an online resource for the latest trends in hair, nails, fashion, cool places in Atlanta, new findings, workout tips, and music.

I was inspired to start this blog due to the encouragement of strangers and friends in need of beauty, fashion, and fitness advice. Lately I’ve received so many questions as to how I achieved certain looks, so I decided to create a blog as a platform to share my secrets, tips, and opinions.

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