Thursday, October 13, 2005

Gone 'Till November

Hi Pretty Ladies,
I'm alive, I'm alive!! I haven't dropped off the face of the planet, I've just had a couple of, well, personal issues to deal with. No, no...nothing life-shattering, its just that last week I was given a final, don't-even-try-to-test-us-we're-so-over-your-
migraines/weddingplanning/writersblock/dramaqueenonsense deadline to finish my novel. So, on Monday I relocated to my parents summer home in Virginia Beach to focus on writing, writing, writing. I'll be gone for A MONTH, girls, and until the second week in November-ish I'll be missing you, my sexy husband, and my sexy dog which is more than I can bear.

I'll be thinking of you every day of my hiatus, and I swear on my Narciso Rodriguez fragrance that upon my return I'll be Shaking My Beauty with more ferver and fabulousness than ever before! In the meantime, I leave you with the following nuggets to tide you over:

1.) No matter what your lipstick color, dark lipliner is never okay. See Kim Mathers.
2.) Be mindful of your part when rocking a weave--no one wants to see the evidence, muffin.
3.) Yes, you're naturally cute. But EVERYONE can benefit from a little help, even if its just lipgloss.
4.) Just because its fall doesn't excuse Brontasaurus Toe. Even if no one sees it but you, a sweet pedicure makes you feel so much sexier.
5.) This isn't a beauty tip, but it's tres valuable: If you're ALWAYS calling him first, move the hell on.

Love ya, mean it! Please don't forget me while I'm slaving away!

big kiss,
Miss Tia if You're Nasty

p.s. Don't forget to check out THE BEAUTY OF COLOR, the new beauty book I co-wrote for Iman. Get it while it's hot off the presses!


Blogger Funkeedva said...

Say it taint soooooooo! I will miss you miss delicious one!

*putting on gloss in honor of you* lol

I hope all goes well with the writing! Get it done and come on back! :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger bree! said...

Well Dear Miss Tia! I am happy for you, because you will conquer this and be so proud of yourself! We'll miss you of course! I was so happy to read from ya this morning. You're inspiring and 'a friend in my head' as Miss Wendy (Williams) always says.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Tami said...

Hi Tia ,

I just finished your book .. I know , I know, I'm late !! But honestly it is my fav book of all time :-) I never read books twice but I feel like I have to relive this story again .. WOW!!

Happy Writing Chica !!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Areina said...

You hurry back now, ya hear!
Us RI chicks need our Beauty Fix!
Take care hun, and good luck on the book. MUAH

11:17 AM  
Anonymous miele_fiere said...

Hon, we r going to miss the updates but if it gets us another great novel from you, we can survive! Going to 3 Custom to order some more Billie gloss in support of your hiatus and my constant need for new gloss-lol. Oh, how'd ya know I needed to hear/read #4 today? Mwah-mwah, diva!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous miele_fiere said...

My bad! Number 5 was what I meant not 4 (though I will keep the polishing and pampering going)!

12:33 PM  
Blogger porsche said...

It's going to be a looong month without you & your fabulous insights. I'm extremely excited about the next novel...

::feels the need to read Accidental Diva once again::

I wish nothing but the best! Tell your hubby & dog we said hello.

1:50 PM  
Blogger MalcaJ said...

Hi Tia...i will sooo miss u and your advice and ANTM updates but we must make sacrifices for greatness I will eagerly await your return....luv ya....

ooh and i found out I am having a baby girl on February 20th...i wanna name her Billie but no one else is feeling that lol

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Quel said...

We'll miss you! SO looking forward to your next book.

3:54 PM  
Blogger LUXE_DivaSoulSistaHuneyChil said...

I am so upset over this I think I need to see my therapist, Dr. Sephora and her assistant But it is all for the greater good! I needed to hear #5 too but what if he is always calling/texting you first??? :)

5:44 PM  
Anonymous karmen said...

Hey Tia~

Good luck! I will definitely miss you esp since I was looking forward to your ANTM quotes. Come back soon! And I can't wait for the new book...

8:35 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

bye-byes! Best of luck with the book. Just think of us all sitting here waiting for it with bated breath. We know it'll be fab!

Come back soon! I'm thinking of doing a plummy lip/gold eye or plum eye/nude lip look for fall/winter, and I need your input, dammit!

12:27 AM  
Blogger Nerd Girl said...

Applying gloss now. Thanks - I needed that!

Write well - can't wait 'til you get back!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Schanina said...

I'll be sprucing up with some of your old tips, so I won't look a hot mess by November. I always have lip gloss on reserve, but thanks for encouraging me to put it on everyday...even on my lazy days. Good Luck with the writing! All of us faithful beauty shakers will miss you!

5:09 PM  
Blogger said...

Hi Tia, I'm Troy Johnson, founder of (The African American Literature Book Club). I discovered your Blog through Cydney Rax's website This is defintely a good thing that she has done helping to promote you and your blog through her web site.

Tia you look JUST like your cartoon -- it is actually pretty cool. Can you refer me to the artist.

I hope your temporary departure does the trick. Good luck with your work and visit my Blog and web site when you get back.

10:09 PM  
Blogger princessdominique said...

That is sooo cute, "my sexy dog" :)

8:02 AM  
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12:40 AM  
Blogger latstar said...


I'm glad I found your site. My cousin who is a young Cuban woman living in Italy is really interested in the book you wrote with Iman. However, she speaks no English, so she asked me to look around here to see if I can find the book in Spanish or Italian but I can't. Are these translations available.

9:04 PM  
Blogger latstar said...

I'm glad I found your site. My cousin who is a young Cuban woman living in Italy is really interested in the book you wrote with Iman. However, she speaks no English, so she asked me to look around here to see if I can find the book in Spanish or Italian but I can't. Are these translations available.

9:04 PM  
Blogger latstar said...

my email is

9:04 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Tia, I hate not reading your weekly posts, but as a writer I understand those deadlines. We'll be here when you get back--celebrating another finished manuscript.

P.S. - I didn't know you co-wrote the book with Iman. I saw her on Oprah a week or so ago. I'll definately recommend the books to friends.

Take care.

9:33 PM  
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