DIMI D SPEAKS ON REAL LIFE WITH HIS POWERFUL PROJECT “REBEL TURNED ANGEL”

Why do people choose to do bad things? Is there really an evil entity constantly trying to get us to do wrong? And if so, what is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? So many great questions, and we are ready to talk about them. Like a rose that has sprung up from the concrete, rap artist DIMI D has overcome many odds in his own life and has fought his way through the trials and temptations that have tried to take him out. Sometimes things happen in our lives that are out of our control, and the only thing we can do is try our best to move past them. Sadly, in many cases, the hardships that people face in this life have a hardening effect on the way they view the world and those living in it. We often times spiral in a downward direction due to the hardships in our life because hardships often leave a negative impact on the way we think and the way we feel. DIMI D has encountered many experiences throughout his life that could have killed him in the blink of an eye. He understands the mindset of living life on a path to self destruction. The pain in DIMI D’s life caused him to become a rebel who wanted nothing more to live life on his own terms without any rules or regulations from those in a position of higher authority. Sadly, being a rebel has a way of disconnecting us from both God and the people God has sent to be helpful to us in our lives. 

DIMI D is a name we have seen in headlines a lot in the past year. His gift in music and passion for God continues to make room for him in the music world. And just like DIMI D, we all have questions pertaining to our existence. What is life? Why I am I here? Is there life after death? Why do bad things happen to good people? Does God really exist? These are some of the most prominent questions being talked about in our world today, and if we’re not careful, we might find ourselves listening to the wrong people telling us the wrong answers. The truth is, people all over the world are in great distress and they are looking for answers that can help ease their troubled minds. 

The Project “Rebel Turned Angel” is based on the true story of how DIMI D went from being a very lost and troubled youth to becoming a much more productive individual whose mind and heart began to heal as he shifted his focus to follow God instead of the ways of this world. The record is filled with relatable stories and life lessons that are geared towards helping others understand that they are not alone. DIMI D wanted to unveil his personal hardships in lyrical format so that someone might be able to hear his story and find hope for their own life situations.

“Rebel Turned Angel” has a Boom Bap east coast style that is smothered with a West Coast vibe. As you listen to the project through your headphones, you will quickly see that everything DIMI D had to go through was a stepping stone to increase his faith and to draw him closer to the God who called him out of darkness into His marvelous Light. DIMI D credits every good thing in his life to the God who bled and died for his sins and for ours. Just like everyone else, the rapper had choices he had to make along his journey. It was up to him to decide whether or not he was going to allow the bad things that happened dictate the direction he was going to travel throughout the rest of his life. Unfortunately, DIMI D chose the wrong path for many years and ended up paying a hard price for his decisions. However, when he finally came to himself and realized that he needed to give his life and all the issues in it over to God, he was finally able to begin picking up the pieces and allowing God to heal the pain he endured as a young boy growing up on the streets of California.  

What is life? “Life is a God given gift that each of us have been blessed to experience.” Why are we here? “We are here to learn the truth, and by learning that truth we can be set free and forgiven of our wrong doings. Then, we can allow God to use our lives so that He can reach others with the same truth that has the power to save them as forgive their wrong doings as well.” Is there life after death? “Yes! Absolutely. There is life after death, and God refers to it as eternity, a life that is without end. However, the issue is that there are only two destinations we can go to after we die. We can either put our faith and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ which gives us the right to be forgiven of all of our sins, or we can choose to forfeit our opportunity to be saved and spend eternity in the Lake of Fire with the Devil and his angels. It is completely up to us and we have the power to make our and utterly our choice to choose which end we want to inherit.” Why do bad things happen to good people? “Simple. We live in a broken world that is full of sin and people that are disobedient to God’s will. Since sin is a destructive demonic nature, there isn’t really a way to find eternal hope, peace, or protection outside of the covering of God Almighty.” Why do people choose to do bad things? “Well, the reason people choose to do bad things is because sin lives in the members of their body. This causes people to lean towards disobedience to God, which ultimately causes consequences that can cause us to experience extreme hardships and various types of physical and emotional pain. This is why God wants us to trust and obey Him, so that we can avoid many hardships and learn to thrive in both this life and throughout eternity.” Is there really an evil entity that is constantly trying to get us to do wrong? “Yes, the Bible calls that entity Satan. God says that Satan roams around like a roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Satan cannot devour us unless we choose to let him. The problem is people are constantly making decisions, that by default, give Satan legal grounds to harass them and wreak havoc in their lives.” What is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? “God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit of the living God. The Holy Trinity. These 3 persons who exist as the Godhead that make up the fulness of who God actually is. When we feel the nudge or we feel the thoughts to do what is right, that’s God’s voice speaking to us. The more we choose to trust and obey God’s word, the more His favor and grace will shine in and through our lives for the whole world to see. This heavenly light inside of us will produce good deeds that are done on the outside through out behaviors and choices, which then cause people to see those good deeds and give thanks to the one true God for His goodness and mercy. Amen!”

Make sure you guys check out “REBEL TURNED ANGEL” and be sure to follow DIMI D on his Social Media below!

Instagram: @dimi_d_the_official_lil_30

YouTube: DIMI D

“DIMI D” UNLEASHES A WAVE OF CALI HEAT WITH HIS HOT NEW SINGLE “PSYCHO”

It’s always nice to have good music you can vibe with. But it’s even better when you find great music you can vibe with! Wouldn’t you agree?

Introducing DIMI D, an upcoming CHH Artist based in the heart of Fontana, CA. Ever since DIMI D was a young boy, his heart was always filled with a love for music. Everywhere he went, he would always sing the lyrics to his favorite songs. Once the young rapper reached the age of middle school, he developed a passion for free styling. This was the chapter in his life when he realized music was the path he wanted to pursue.

Although DIMI D had a passion for music, he struggled with the thought of people looking down on him for being a Christian Rapper. He didn’t want people to think that his music was weak just because it reflected his faith in the God. Unfortunately, most Christian content over the years has caught a bad wrap. This is primarily do to the fact that Christians haven’t really had a strong budget to work with. However, a lot has changed over the years, and now Christians are investing thousands and even millions into entertainment projects. PSYCHO is simply one of those songs that proves you can still go hard as a Christian without using any profanity or forms of vulgar language.

We decided to reach out to DIMI D and asked him why he chose to do music? This was his response: “I do music for the people who feel like they don’t belong. I also do it for the people who love West Coast music and R&B. I want my music to relate to people who might have a similar story as me. If my music can relate to someone else’s life, than i’ve reached my goal. If it doesn’t, then I guess my songs will simply be normal tracks like everyone else.”

DIMI D was introduced to God when he was just a little boy. The concept of God and the truth of the Bible always seemed to just make sense to him. However, there were many times along the way when his adversary the Devil tried to attack him in hopes of destroying his life. But praise to be God the Devils plans never succeeded! DIMI D wants the world to know that he is grateful to God for saving his life and blessing him with a family that truly cares about his walk with the Lord. Music and Jesus mean so much to him. As a matter of fact, the rising rap artist emphatically credits his musical abilities to the Lord Jesus Christ. “Without God, I would not be able to make music that has a positive impact on people’s lives.”

So, what it the song PSYCHO actually about? The rapper told us that: “My song PSYCHO speaks to the idea that once I step into the booth and approach the mic, I spit the craziest lyrics and hottest bars I can come up with. So in that sense, you can kind of say that my music is somewhat Psychotic in that way. I really enjoyed producing the music to this song. It kinda has a scary vibe to it, but the other elements I mixed in really makes the track go hard.”

Make sure you guys check out PSYCHO and be sure to follow DIMI D on his Social Media below!

Instagram: @dimi_d_the_official_lil_30

YouTube: DIMI D

HARMINI AND P.O.G. THE MC FOR CHRIST OFFICIAL SONGWRITERS FOR “BAD FOLKS” FEATURE FILM

Most people who vibe with the CHH music genre know that it is very uncommon for Christian Rap Artists to land movie placements. And the artists who have landed movie placements, are most always signed to record deals with semi to well-known recording labels. But, every now and then the world gets to witness a few rare individuals who rise up from the ashes, miraculously beat the odds, and blaze a trail of eye capturing victory right in front of the people who hoped they wouldn’t succeed. Well, today we are beyond excited to talk about two extraordinary individuals that fall directly into that category.

Many of you may already know this particular powerhouse. It is no secret that his career has been a pretty inspiring phenomenon within the CHH industry for nearly a decade. Shockingly, even major secular music execs have complimented his work and praised his astounding achievements. Dominic Bonsignore, more commonly known as the rap artist “Harmini”, is a professional independent rap artist, songwriter, actor, model, and film producer. His humility, hard work, dedication, and faith have not only caused him to acquire top tier skills as an international recording artist, but have also made him an extremely high profile contact within the music business. Out of all the numbers in your phone that get deleted, if you are fortunate enough to have Harmini’s, guard it with your life!

As fate would have it, living on the other side of the United States of America another dynamic gem piece in the music industry was discovered. His talent was often overlooked and discredited by the people around him, especially to the well known artists within the CHH music genre. That is, until he met Harmini. We would like to introduce to you a rising voice in the CHH music community who goes by the name “P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. At the time Harmini connected with this humble, gifted, God loving Buffalo, NY rapper, P.O.G. was weary and struggling to keep hope alive. Which is understandable when your constantly overlooked by the same people who yell “Lets unify! We support you! Lets unify! We support you!” at their shows, but then completely neglect you as soon as they walk off stage. Sadly, most of the prominent names you know in CHH are just that – a two-faced show. But Harmini took the time to both encourage and call out the gifts inside of “P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. And when the opportunity came up for Harmini to write another movie track, he teamed up with the Buffalo artist and they co-wrote an amazing single titled “BAD FOLKS.

So, what is the synopsis of this feature film titled “BAD FOLKS”? And how does the song “BAD FOLKS” tie into the movie? Well, the film is a murder mystery by MGI films and the story takes place inside of a city bar room. There are a total of eight people in this bar. All of which are considered to be “Bad Folk”. One of the individuals at the bar managed to commit a murder without being seen. Now, none of them are able to leave until the real killer is uncovered and the murder mystery is solved. Everyone inside the bar is a suspect, and none of them want to fess up to the killing. The song “BAD FOLKS” ties in very well, and quite honestly in our opinion, is really genius. The song has an intriguing intro that sets up the mood for the record. Harmini starts off the song by saying: “8 Bad Folk. 1 bar. 1 murder. Everyone’s a suspect”. Then the chorus drops addressing the topic of prayer, as a form of direction and encouragement to the innocent who are being interrogated as suspects. The song is also clearly addressing all people everywhere all around the world who have fallen on hard times.

Chorus lyrics: “PRAY! When you feel alone and nobody understands what you’re going through PRAY! When the walls close in and you got nowhere to go, boy you know you better PRAY! When the world starts trippin and nobody seems to listen that’s when you gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY!”. This was actually a very clever approach, especially since the song doesn’t feel “preachy” at all, even though in a lot of ways – it’s PREACHING! The song highlights the life of godless people in society, classifying them within the category of being “Bad Folk”. These are the people in society who choose to live in a way that both violates (and breaks) the law, puts the lives of innocent people in harms way, and causes drama and discord within our communities. The entire song, although wrapped in the story of a murder mystery, is clearly teaching people to “seek God” and “Pray” when life gets hard. And it also highlights the fact that living life as a rebel isn’t the way to go, even though the culture continues to teach society that it is. So yeah, like we said, pure Genius! Harmini and P.O.G The MC for Christ definitely “murdered” that track!

The song was well received by the public, and has went on to encourage tens of thousands of people who absolutely love the dynamics of the newly released single and the positive message that it delivers. The ONLY negative review we could find searching the web, came from one group of individuals on the Guerilla Cross “SPEAK LIFE” Radio Show. Which is ironic, because their very name suggests that they would be first in line to “Speak Life” over the record. Go figure. Nevertheless, their opinion crashed and burned as the “BAD FOLKS” movie track was praised by the masses and went on to produce over 80,000 streams in the first nine months of it’s release. WOW!!

Follow HARMINI and P.O.G The MC For Christ on social media below!

Instagram: @Harmini731

YouTube: @Harmini731

Facebook: @Harmini731

Twitter: @Harmini731

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Instagram: @Pogmcforchrist1

Twitter: @Pogthemcforchr1

YouTube: @Pogthemcforchrist

MOESHA BUCKHOLTZ “MO_OX5” IS SHINING HER LIGHT LIKE A CITY ON A HILL

Introducing Moesha Buckholtz, who is better known by her fans as “MO_OX5″. Moesha is an upcoming inspirational female Christian rap artist currently residing in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The upcoming star is by no means ashamed to tell people about her faith, or about her music. The truth of the matter is, Jesus saved her life! And now she wants the whole world to know about it, so that others experience the same glorious transformation she did. Moesha enjoys a lot of things, but there is nothing she loves more than writing music and spreading the good news about her Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ.

Moesha Buckholtz “MO_OX5″ came into this world on June 14, 1998. But, little did she know that a deathly sickness was going to consume her body, causing her to nearly die before she ever had the chance to live. The sickness she encountered was caused by the improper care of her birth mother. However, when God has a plan for your life, not even death itself can hold its grip on you! Moesha not only recovered from her deathly illness, she bounced back stronger than anyone ever expected. And she continues to give God all the glory for saving her!

As the years began to pass by, MO_OX5 began to recognize that God had something special in store for her future. It was no coincidence that her life was preserved as an infant. God had a purpose for saving her. Moesha became filled with the Holy Spirit, and when that happened she began to walk out God’s plan for her life. During the course of her journey, she developed a strong passion for music, not knowing that it was actually going to be a life raft that would save her through some of the darkest times of her life. But where on earth did this musical passion come from? Well, the truth is it derived from her other family members. Growing up, Moesha witnessed her mom constantly singing around their home. And her other siblings also had various musical gifts and abilities. Such as playing the keyboard and jamming on the drums. Through this melodically permeated atmosphere, Moesha developed a sincere love for music. Over the years, she also learned how to play the drums. And now she plays them every week at New beginnings Worship Center. Which is the same church she’s been going to since she was a toddler.

One of the newest songs written by the singer/songwriter “MO_OX5” is titled “TESTIMONY”. The title of the song seemed to be a statement regarding her faith. But, we wanted to be sure before we started writing a story about it. So, we reached out to Moesha hoping to obtain some personal perspective regarding her new single. Once we were able to contact her, we quickly gained some insight as to what the song was about. She told us that: “The song “TESTIMONY” is the story surrounding the events of my early life as a new born baby. The lyrics speak to the reality that I could have died before I even had the chance to really live. I also credit my survival to the God I love and serve, because I know that if it hadn’t been for Him, I would not be here right now. God always knows what is best for us, therefore it is vital that we choose to trust Him and obey Him. The more that we set apart our lives apart for the Lord, the easier it is to hear Him speak to us. Which then allows us to walk in His purpose, and to understand what we are supposed to do next in our personal journey of faith”.

Click below to connect with MO_OX5 on social media:


Instagram: @MO_OX5

Twitter: @MO_OX5

YouTube: @MO_OX5

XTORMY is making waves with his 2021 cross-genre EP “Egoism”

Based in the well known city of Chicago, is a talented gem who is getting praise for his newly released EP titled “EGOISM”. Xtormy is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and recording artist. We could write for days listing the gifts of this young man, but today we’re going to focus on his new music project. What’s so amazing about his new EP, is that it’s his first publicly released music project. And what’s even more amazing, is how awesome the music on his EP actually is!

Since Xtormy was a child, he always felt deep inside that he was born to do something great. And although at the time, he didn’t completely understand how everything was going to play out, the one thing he did know is that he had a deep passion for the arts. One of the reasons why Xtormy is so well rounded in his musical abilities, is because when he was a young boy he placed himself in the position to be involved in the entertainment world. The rising star was heavily submerged in the theatrical influences of musical theater, dance classes, as of course – music. Often times when musically gifted children are growing up as adolescence, they tend to lean towards the influences of well known celebrities. Xtormy loved listening to iconic artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Motown, Darryl Coley, Fred Hammond and Judy Garland. The gifts of these icons helped shape Xtormy into the dynamic artist he is today.

Xtormy’s new 2021 cross-genre EP “Egoism” is now available on all streaming platforms! And the public reviews he has been getting have been overwhelming. People everywhere are loving the fusion of this pop, R&B, dance project. For most artists, music is something that they do. But for Xtormy, music is much more than that. Music is apart of who he is.  The talented Chicago artist is undoubtably looking forward to encouraging his fans to be themselves – no matter what. He believes it is important to love yourself beyond measure. Because if you’re not willing to love yourself, how in the world can you expect anyone else to? Be yourself, and love yourself. Because no one can operate the way you do.

One of the songs off Xtormy’s EP is titled “Jupiter’s Woe”. Jupiter’s Woe was written based on a relationship that Xtormy had with someone that almost ruined his life, and his entertainment career. The song talks about the difficulties of trying to make a relationship work that just simply isn’t meant to be. And no matter how hard you try, there just doesn’t seem to be any resolution. Have you ever been in a relationship like that? If so, this EP is definitely for you!

“I Have A Performance” – XTORMY

Stay Connected on Social Media: 

Twitter: @xtormyshoww

Instagram: @xtormyshoww

TicTok: @xtormyshoww

Snapchat: @xtormyshoww

Zacariah 100 “The man and the music”


Located in the center of the great state of Texas, lives a dynamic rap artist who goes by the name of “Zacariah 100”. The 100 in his name exists because he believes strongly in keeping things real. Some rap artists base their entire careers on lies and disloyalty, but Zacariah 100 prides himself in keeping things… well, 100. His music is diverse and his style has acquired him fans both locally and around the world.

If there is one thing about his music that people are drawn to, it’s that every song he writes is tailored to a different audience. Each record has its own unique style and it’s own unique feel, and appeals to all types of music lovers. Zacariah 100 has always loved music. As a matter of fact, his dad use to be in a band in Dallas, Tx at the time Pantera was getting there start before they blew up. “I fell in love with hip hop” the Dallas rapper said. “And i’m proud that my state of Texas has the gem Dj Screw, who introduced us to chopped and screwed music”.

In days of attending high school, Zacariah 100 used to get together with his friends and rap. Just an all around good time playing dominoes and kicking it with the homie’s. The rapper has also expressed that he is very proud of his heritage. His biological dad is Mexican and his biological mother is Caucasian. The Dallas rapper has expressed that, out of his two biological parents, he tends to favor the looks of his mom. And although life hasn’t always been easy for the upcoming rapper, he loves his parents and he doesn’t regret the hard times of his past. Zacariah 100 believes that the hard times we go through are actually the very things that help us become who we are, and that they make us stronger in the long run.

Aim for the sky, and make music that everybody can relate to. This is something Zacariah 100 constantly tries to do . “When you make music that everyone can enjoy, I call that concert music. It’s the type of music that everyone can vibe with. It’s hyped up, and it’s universal”. Although a lot of rappers don’t choose to verbally express their appreciation to their fans or to the people who have helped them along the way, Zacariah 100 wants everyone to know that he truly appreciates them for all their help and support. He doesn’t take people’s help for granted. He understands what it’s like to struggle. And he knows what it’s like to be betrayed. Therefore, whenever people actually take the time to help him, it really means a lot.


Zacariah 100 has released several new songs this year. Including “Dallas Starz”, “Frienemies”, and “Love At First Sight”. Be sure to check out his music and follow his music journey on social media!

Social Media: @zacariah100

Website: Linktr.ee/zacariah100 

 “I’m Zacariah 100, cuz I keep it that way!”
                                           – Zacariah100

ANTHONY TORRES gives hope in his new book ‘Letters to My People: Thoughts of a recovering drug addict’

Sometimes life has a way of detouring people off of their God given path. And when that happens, it’s not always easy to find our way back. As a matter of fact, sometimes people never find their way back. However, there is a way we can help guide people back in the direction. And it is as simple as this… Reach 1.

Anthony and Sasha Torres, are the lead Pastors at Mountain View Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Together, they have been in full time ministry since 2013. Their passion? Reaching those who are lost on the streets through the work of outreach ministry. Pastor Anthony has a Masters degree in Christians Counseling from Cornerstone University. He has since implemented his experiences and education into his passion and now leads a bible based Recovery program called “New Life Recovery” for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Now that’s truly praiseworthy!

By God’s grace and unfailing mercy, Pastor Anthony Torres has been sober for nearly 11 years. His past demons of drugs and alcohol have been put under his feet. Hallelujah! Furthermore, since Anthony and his lovely wife Sasha took over the Pastoral leadership of Mountain View Church in 2015, the Lord has graciously grown the members in attendance from 20 parishioners to over 300 on any given Sunday morning. Can we can an amen!?

The vision of Pastor Anthony and his first lady Sasha Torres is very powerful, but yet so simple. It consists of a Heavenly principal that even the Lord Himself applied while walking the earth thousands of years ago. And that principal is this: Reach 1 person that others might over look. And while your reaching that 1 person, expect the Lord’s healing and restoration power to intervene in those people’s lives.

Anthony and Sasha have been married for 20 years now and have 4 amazing children, 3 beautiful daughters and one handsome son. Two of their daughters are serving in the ministry of Mountain View church along side their parents. They continue to express their excitement of reaching their city for the Glory of the God they both love and serve. If you’re ever in or near Alamogordo, New Mexico, be sure to visit Mountain View Church.

“Letters to my People” Thoughts of a Recovering addict.

Letters to My People is a story of hope and redemption for those finding themselves lost in addiction. It’s a collection of letters chronicling over time the journey of the author. His hope is something he wishes to share with the world, so all might break free from their shackles and break away from the demons of addiction.

Connect with Anthony Torres on Social Media:

Facebook: Personal page https://www.facebook.com/anthony.torres.9887
Instagram: @recovered_addict09
Twitter: @RecoveredAddic2
Facebook: @Recovered Addict

Watered Flowers: a company that prides itself on self-love, self- care and growth

Unique Product, Unique Purpose

Watered Flowers, LLC launched its first product in May of 2019, and its signature journal that represents the brand name.

This journal immediately impacted customers who bought it, but its encouraging quotes, motivating exercises and signature poems.

“In order for a flower to blossom into its full potential it has to be watered often.”

This quote derived from the birth of the colony eluding to the growth of a flower if it is properly nourished and relating it to people.

“When you water a flower is grows, it flourishes, it thrives to its full potential.” As so it is with us. We can grow, and flourish and thrive to be our best selves as long as we are motivated, encouraged and driven mentally to do so. This company offers stationary products to do just that. Watered Flowers is expected to grow and enhance its line of of products by the end of year 2020 leading into year 2021.

All journals and other stationary products can be purchased at www.wateredflowers.com

Experience the COMPLEXION difference

Complexion Spa

Founded in 2016.

COMPLEXION – Tanning and Beauty Spa – is a place where beauty, comfort, knowledge, and personalized attention is combined to create a memorable experience while achieving your desired goals that builds confidence.

That’s the mission of Steven and Chantal Bacall, founders of COMPLEXION Beauty Spa. When they purchased COMPLEXION as a tanning salon in 2016, they had a larger vision to incorporated beauty and skincare.

They renovated the facility to represent themselves and to radiate a positive vibe. In just 4 short years, they have grown to 4 treatment rooms, 6 estheticians, 2 laser hair removal specialists, 2 airbrush technicians, 2 teeth whitening specialists, with a nurse and doctor staffed.


Services

Although their client favorite is the fully customized COMPLEXION hydrafacial, they offer a wide variety of services from all forms of tanning, vitamin IV drips, and teething whitening to hair removal services, chemical peels and facials. They also have a doctor who comes in monthly and offers Botox, fillers, PRP and more. COMPLEXION takes great pride in being one of the top hydrafacial service providers in all of Michigan, while maintaining an annual ‘Black Diamond’ status within the company. It is a goal they work at daily to achieve and maintain.

The Mission

Helping people gain confidence has always been the goal of COMPLEXION and  finding a highly talented team that shares the same passion was a blessing for the owners.

“At COMPLEXION, We take great pride in providing our clients with a team of licensed, certified and highly trained professionals for all of the services we offer,” shares the founder. “We are a team that share the common passion of building other’s confidence, spreading love, and creating an honest home for our clients to feel safe and comfortable at.”


Location

COMPLEXION is located at 7423 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI, but can be found online @complexion_beautyspa or https://www.complexionspa.com/

The BAUS Experience – The Grooming House

Like a BAUS

BAUS – The Grooming House started 5 years ago with the idea of making men’s grooming into a relaxing, luxury experience.

Their services range from haircuts, beard priming, waxing, and beyond, but they all aim to groom and maintain a certain look for each guest. While they intend to give men of all ages a relaxing service, BAUS is more than just a modern salon with the respected traditions of a barbershop.


Why BAUS?

The quality. The luxury treatment.

Men come to BAUS more than a haircut, the guests feel like friends and like they’re part of something special. As the Detroit culture started to notice their Birmingham location, the BAUS community started to grow.

Pictured: Pjetr Sinishtaj @pjetr_sinishtaj


Owners Daniella and Mike Djekovic, used travel as a form of inspiration, which is how another idea was born.

The BAUS Experience.

Along with expanding their staff at the Birmingham, BAUS opened a second location in Downtown Rochester that includes a cocktail lounge. (We love it.) This is a twist and special touch to their already unique barbershop experience.

While men’s grooming is their specialty, their passion and people are what truly makes the BAUS experience.

Sites and social media:

www.bausgrooming.com

@bausgrooming (Instagram and Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/bausthegroominghouse

https://www.facebook.com/bausbarber

Get Fit with Penny Love Fitness

Invest in Yourself.

Grab your shimmy belts, everyone. We are introducing one of Detroit’s go-to fitness studios. If you are looking for something different and love dancing, come work out with Penny Love.

Founded by Jahara “Penny Love” Muhammed in 2013, Penny Love Fitness provides fitness classes that welcomes all individuals. Their “Drama Free Zone” and priority to ensure that people of all races, creed, and culture are comfortable in classes is what we find admirable. (The energy is unmatched!)

“My main goal was to inspire women of all ages to invest in themselves by improving their health through a consistent exercise regimen. Talking with others who had experienced issues that were similar to mine also inspired me to start Penny Love Fitness.”

Penny Love

The Founder

With a background in IT (information technology), Penny worked with Fortune 500 companies as an Information Technology Analyst and a Technical Recruiter. Although this career was a dream come true, her health was in poor condition. Her health condition? Inactivity. Yes, our bodies don’t respond well to sitting for extended periods of time. She experienced chest pains, back pains, and shortness of breath.

But now, she turned working out into a vibe and believes being fit is lifestyle. (Not a look.) Penny Love Fitness invites people in her past state of health to take control over their body and enjoy the process as well.

For more credentials and the fully story click their website here.


No More Boring Work Outs

Penny Love Fitness offers Zumba classes where high heels are welcome. “Pretty in Pumps” sessions are popular. Leg day would never be the same again. There is lots of dancing at Penny Love Fitness. Check out the energy in these videos!


So, are you ready to give Penny Love Fitness a chance? Everyone is welcome. And Penny means everyone.

Note: Despite our current COVID19 crisis, Penny Love Fitness now offers classes via live stream.

Click here to view Penny Love Fitness’ schedule.


We asked Penny if there was anybody she would like to thank:

The name “Penny” is an attribute to my father, who has his own IT firm, “SOS Communications.” He affectionately calls her “Penny” to his “Inspector Gadget” cases. Jaharah’s birthday is the US known, “Love Day”, February 14th.

My mother SOS Graphics creating all of the marketing material, from the initial logo to the 10,000 + flyers. Thank you for branding us beautifully.

To every business owner, community member, family focused team, thank YOU for being part of the Penny Love Fitness family and Investing in yourself to uplift our community.”


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Phone: 313-717-5939

Influencer Olivia Marcarelli Challenges You to the ‘Slim Thic Challenge’ [Interview]

Meet Olivia.

Originally from the east coast, Olivia Marcarelli has emerged into a fitness and health influencer, and her newest achievement has reached a worldwide audience. If you haven’t heard of her ‘Slim Thic Challenge’, get hip to the next best thing in fitness. Click here to see her plans.

Based in Novi, Michigan, Olivia comes from a big Puerto Rican – Italian family. She has an identical twin.

Olivia works hard to maintain her slim-thick figure, and supporters can’t help but to know how she does it. This is where the ‘Slim Thic Challenge’ started.

“When I started my YouTube channel and started posting about my workouts and sharing my journey, I started to get an influx of comments, questions, and messages about my process. So many girls wanted to know how I transformed my body and got this “slim thick” look that’s so in right now.” 

Olivia
Olivia provides a full routine and favorite workouts. Mainly a lower body program that focuses on glutes, a full workout split is also provided. Her techniques and tips reflect what works to achieve the slim-thick figure. Results will vary person to person.

Our Feedback

What I myself noticed is how Olivia doesn’t encourage/expect women to have the goal of looking just like her. (Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes!) What the audience should understand is that the goal of the ‘Slim Thic Challenge’ is to guide others through the journey Olivia is taking as well. The results will differ, but it is a great feeling to know that an influencer is spending her time and focus on supporting and guiding those that were brave enough to take on the challenge.

“Your goal should never be to look like someone else, your goal should be to look like the best version of you.” 

Olivia

Stay in touch on social media (click to open) : Instagram | TikTok | YouTube

Need a Post-Quarantine Glow-Up? Visit Glow Beauty Bar.

You Glow, girl!

Whether it’s a facial, eyebrows, body waxing, eyelash extensions, skin care products, a lash lift and tint, or a spa party, Glow Beauty Bar prides themselves on using quality products and providing an atmosphere where women from many different backgrounds can come to relax and have a peace of mind.


The story.

Glow Beauty Bar started a few years ago out of a 1 bedroom apartment, then quickly grew to a Clinton Township storefront with all licensed professionals!

The founder, Shelby, says she, “would like to inspire other women…no matter their age to go after what they see fit for their lives.”

Glow Beauty Bar hopes to expand to offering manicures, pedicures, make-up, and mentoring other beauty professionals. This is a salon you will not want to miss after quarantine.

After months without the little self-care things that kept us glowing, where else should one get their “glow up” at?

As an entrepreneur, Shelby has quite a story on her come up in the beauty industry, especially opening her dream spa.

 “It’s never too late.  If I can do it, so can you.”

Shelby, Founder of Glow Beauty Bar

Social Media Handles 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/glowbeautybar11

Instagram: glowbeautybar._

Website: www.beautybyglow.com

How ‘Moorestyle’ is Restoring Confidence One Strand at a Time – Interview With CEO Frederick Moore

The Mission Statement

Moorestyle is a local salon that specializes in areas very few are skilled at. Founded in 2018 by “the hair artist” Frederick Moore, the Paul Mitchell graduate uses his versatile skills for a better cause. The mission statement of Moorestyle is, “restoring confidence one strand at a time.” With his successful salon and years of honoring the mission statement, Moorestyle is known for restoring the confidence of many. So what’s his unique specialization? Wigs. In other words, custom units and installments.

Providing for both men and women, Moorestyle creates custom wigs to ensure clients look and feel their best. The best part is that the people that enter the salon walk out with the confidence they may have lost due to hair loss. Although female hair care services are common, the same type of care for men is not. This is what makes Moorestyle one of a kind.


Interview with the CEO: Frederick Moore

What made you start Moorestyle?

CEO:

While attending school, I always sought out additional education opportunities. During this time, I took a non-surgical hair restoration class to learn how to install hair units for people experiencing hair lost due to cancer, alopecia, and numerous other conditions. After taking the class and learning all the new techniques, I was eager to put them to the test. However, since I was a student, I lacked the clientele to actually perform the service, so I began to practice on mannequins and post my work on social media.

I began to receive a lot of positive feedback and eventually I had many people contacting me from out of state inquiring about the work I was doing. That caused me to think outside the box and figure out a way to service these people. Through much trial and error, I took the techniques that I learned from the class and tweaked them so that I could start making wigs to send to clients.

Originally, when I started Moorestyle, it was a way for me to express my creativity through hair without just being a regular hairstylist. The number of messages that I receive from clients thanking me for giving them the confidence to live a normal live and be social without the shame of people staring at them or having to cover their heads to avoid stares truly keeps me going.

Now that I am a licensed cosmetologist in Michigan and Georgia, I have been able to teach classes to other professionals, so that they can also offer these services to their clients. I believe in using my blessings to be a blessing to others.


Any personal tips for emerging entrepreneurs?

CEO:

My biggest tip for running a successful business and being an entrepreneur is to set goals, put things in writing, and set goal dates. This has been very beneficial to me in my business. This allows you to physically see the task you need to complete to reach your goal and to organize them instead of just having a million thoughts floating around in your head.

Stay connected on IG: @ThatCoolGuyFred_ and check out their website www.gotmorestyle.com

Golden Events Celebrates Its 3rd Year in the Wedding Business

The Golden Vision

At an early age, almost every little girl dreams about her big day. The day she gets to say “I do” to the love of her life…Who am I kidding? They picture the cake, the dress, decor, scenery, and all of the details to create the perfect wedding. (I had my wedding planned at 13, FYI.)

Founded in 2017, Golden Events brings dream weddings to life with their event services. Founded and ran by Miga Melakuqi, the business provides florals, decor, and just about everything every bridezilla wants perfect. Miga’s “golden vision” is a client favorite, and while nothing can be done about how “in style” a bride’s dress will be in 20 years, be rest assured that the wedding decor will be timeless.


Founder Celebrates 3 Years in Business

Miga had a passion for decor, as she began organizing, planning and decorating events for friends and family. She was encouraged to pursue her skills, and Golden Events was open for business in 2017.

She is self-taught, and learned florals and decor through videos, hands on practice, and her own determination. The greatest challenge, however, was building an event business from the ground up in an industry flooded with competition. Three years later, Golden Events became a common name in Michigan.



Although 2020 has been an obstacle for special occasions, Golden Events is now accepting new bookings. To book, contact them on social media here to schedule a consultation. Be sure to check out all of the decor photos and event content. Below are some of our favorite designs and photos.

Remember, Golden Events also can bring visions for all special occasions to life. They’re best known for creative displays and decor, both simple and extravagant.


Unicoils – a Detroit-Made Beauty Brand by Dajheonna Perry

by Brittani Brisker

The Purpose

Unicoils is a hot beauty & cosmetic line, born straight out of Detroit, Michigan just like its CEO, Dajheonna Perry. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate her tagline “tested on unicorns, not animals”. How adorable, and we must appreciate the fact that this line doesn’t harm any animals in the testing phases of product development. This line is all natural, and made from only earthy ingredients; no additives, preservatives, or any of the stuff that our hair & bodies can do without.


Products

Unicoils : Universal Coil Care Line

A range of products are offered, including shampoos, conditioners, creams, and lip balms just to name a few. Guys, don’t feel left out, while Dajheonna has surely sprinkled her sparkles throughout her products, you guys are welcome to indulge as well. I mean, how could you not? Her products are Affordable, Natural, and For Everyone (including the guys!)

Let’s support this Detroit woman making moves by placing an order today!


Follow on Instagram to watch their come up: Unicoils | CEO Dajheonna Perry Unicoils is The Detroit Entrepreneur approved.

[Tag them using hashtags #UNICOILS #UNIBABE to be featured on their page!]


Contributor: Brittani Brisker | @Whiff.n.Sniff | Www.whiffnsniff.com

Isaiah’s Vision Photography: Metro-Detroit’s Most Trusted Media Company

Meet Devin – Founder of Isaiah’s Vision Photography

Contributors: John S. and Denisa Debocci

The Purpose

Devin, founder of Isaiah’s Vision Photography, is a local favorite. His studio, Isaiah’s Vision Studio, has opened doors to graduates, couples, models, and brands. Devin has captured moments to last a lifetime. In addition to his dedication, his skills in photography and editing are unmatched. There is a reason we have chosen to recognize Isaiah’s Vision Photography, and his portfolio will justify this.

If the founder is Devin, then who is Isaiah? Well, the company is named after a biblical prophet by the name of Isaiah, who was known for his divine vision.



It is not easy to prove your services in a field of several competitors. By continually working with long-term clients, upgrading the skillsets, and always focusing on client satisfaction, Isaiah’s Vision Photography is recognized as one of the best media companies. Impressively, they have different photographers and videographers along with an experienced post-production team on board. They all work to prove that you cannot get a better deal for top quality skill for professional photography services.

There is a quote that says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is absolutely true. I love being able to capture unforgettable moments for our clients.

Devin, Founder and photographer at Isaiah’s Vision Studios.
Official logo.

Devin’s goal is to make Isaiah’s Vision Photography a household name in the media industry. Considering the fact that I have several photos shot by him framed in my house, he is only a few steps closer to achieving his long term goal. Stay in touch with them on Instagram and be sure to check out their website to book a session.

15565 Northland Dr. (Suite 408W) | Southfield, MI 48075 | 313-707-2409 |  | 

To Be Or Not To Be… Vegan?

Veganism is the phenomenon of the 21st-century. The most popular? That’s debatable, but quite popular for certain. It is everywhere, as it’s all over the television, on the radio, and on every social platform that we all consume daily.

There are many fallacies and misunderstandings about what veganism really is so to help us grasp the true meaning we must understand what it is not. 

  1. Veganism does not mean a bland, plain, boring diet.
  2. Vegans do not necessarily translate to being healthy or thin, as many practicing vegans are unhealthy.
  3. Veganism applies to more than just one’s diet.
  4. Being vegan does not have to be expensive. 
  5. Vegan does not mean inferiority.

First, most people have a basic understanding of what it means to be vegan. Visuals of someone consuming everything green is probably the typical image one develops instantly. However, the allowed food pallet of a vegan is much more complex than what one would imagine, including all types of grains, wheats, protein, and even dairy substitutes. How about that?! Veganism offer options that challenge the status quo, and the majority, but nonetheless, those options exist. Being vegan doesn’t instantaneously translate to being fit. It solely means one doesn’t use consume an animal made products. That’s it!

Food lovers, check out Vegan Eats Detroit for yummy vegan dishes just around the corner! This special spot is run by “vegan sisters” Josie Morenski and Vera Ann. Yes, the dishes below are 100% vegan. Who said vegan eating can’t be enjoyable?

Moreover, veganism equates to much more than just ones diet. It’s a real life commitment! Every product one uses will be vegan; hair products, body products, household products, clothing. Every member of the family will likely use these products; adults, teens, tweens, toddlers, newborns, and even the pets. There are many brands out there that commit to being 100% vegan, such as Whiff & Sniff Candle Company and The Honest Company , that make shopping for vegan families easy. The popularity of vegan brands have grown tremendously in recent years. Jordanian Luxe Beauty by Leyali Haddad and Unicoils are a couple care lines we support as well.

Furthermore, many people believe being vegan is a pricey practice. While veganism has popularized in recent years, the costs of a vegan meal plan have decrease dramatically. Many restaurants now offer vegan & vegetarian options for a reasonable price; this wasn’t the case just 5 years ago. One of my favorite vegan meals to go is Taco Bell’s Bean Burrito; it’s delicious! It’s $1.99 – $2.49, depending on the location, but that’s a steal! While the costs of maintaining a vegan diet has decreased dramatically, the case is a little different for products for non-consumption. Often, these types of products have a higher initial investment, but have a longer product life, or are reusable or offer some type of benefit that make them a better investment in the long term. 

While much skepticism surrounds the topic of veganism, I strongly suggest that everyone give it a try! There are substitutes for practically everything, and as with anything there are ways to do it on a budget. I promise it’s not as drastic as one may think! 

Mi’Ele Booker – The Tale of the Storyteller

Traditionally in story telling the author maps out the structure of the story from beginning to end. Mi’Ele Booker brings a distinctive approach to the way stories are told through her self-portrait art, Creative Storytelling, allowing viewers to craft their own tale. 

Her journey began in 2014 when she was first introduced to a camera. Originally intrigued by nature photography, as time passed it no longer yielded the same satisfaction. As she changed, embraced the skin she was in, her focus shifted to self-portraits. 

Soon after, symbolism became integral to her story telling and portraits as she explains, ‘’I wanted people to look at my art and see their own interpretation of it while leaving me space to apply my own meaning as well.’’

Self-portraits became an undeniable love for Booker because it permitted her telling a story all her own on her own terms. Her vulnerability with challenges she’s overcome in her personal life, such as self-confidence and the negativity of colorism, incorporates a uniqueness that can’t be duplicated. 

Where does the inspiration come from for creating these incomparable pieces? She self-reflects and asks herself, “what needs to be said? What don’t people know about me that they could learn from me if I told them?”

In a society almost cripplingly influenced by social media, Booker is bringing authenticity to a generic screen. She describes art as therapy; ‘’it’s my self-exploration, my self-improvement.’’ Life consist of wins and losses for everyone despite any factor that makes us different. As she’s grown, she’s discovered that most of our growth happens during our losses, so if we’re going to tell our true story, it would be hard to not include it. 

Beyond her success she aims to encourage others to self-reflect, unashamedly tell their own stories in their own way, dive into their own self-growth, and be the reason they don’t feel alone. Whether it’s through music, art, fashion or another medium, we all have a story to tell, the question is which way will life lead you to tell yours?

MMA Fighter and Businessman: Andre Sanders

In life, the success of a person is determined not by what they do for themselves, but rather, how much they do for others. The road to success is not a busy highway as many may imagine. Very few people make no excuses about helping others. In Detroit, MI, there’s a man named Andre Sanders that’s fighting so others can have the opportunity to reach their level of success. When I say fighting I mean that–literally. 

Andre Sanders has been wrestling since the age of 13 and wrestled for his college. He then switched to boxing and ultimately full MMA.

With the desire to help those in need, he started a clothing line in 2015 called Team Conquest. 


Andre’s business was launched in 2015 with the purpose of giving back and helping young athletes pay for sports related expenses. Fast forward 5 years later and Team Conquest is still giving proceeds to help athletes. With the success of the first clothing line Andre Sanders is working on another clothing line with his girl Rashanda Ramirez, who founded it. 

Follow the amazing journey on IG @Realblack313 

How do YOU conquer your life?

Travis Foster