Articles by Kai @embraceyoumag

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Creative chick with a love for all things global!

Kasutera Recipe

I would love to do more baking, but I don’t want to do the usual so I went browsing YouTube for different cakes from around the world. I came across the Kasutera (Castella) recipe by Japanese Cooking 101 and it piqued my interest. This cake definitely looks delicious and I want to give it a try. Visit for the complete recipe and let us know if you’ve baked it. [...Read More]

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fashion Feature: MellowMayo

Meet Mayo from Hong Kong. I love her chic and sophisticated looks, and the way she mixes casual with formal at times. Check out my favorites below and do visit her style blog for lots more!   Images credit: Mayo @ Be sure to visit her fashion [...Read More]

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

DIY: Crayon Nail Art by Cutepolish

I’m addicted to Sandi’s cutepolish nail art youtube channel. She always has something that I want to try. This tutorial is no different. Even though I’ve been out of school for a while now, I still liked her crayon nail art because its fun and colorful. Check out the tutorial and let me know if you tried it.   Credit: [...Read More]

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Orange Caramel Struts Down ‘Gangnam Avenue’

I often find Orange Caramel’s music weird, but I’ve enjoyed they’re last three singles, including their latest, Gangnam Avenue. The music video as always is cute, fun, and colorful. The beat is energetic, trot through and through, and something that creeps up on you. Check out the song and video below and tell us what you think. Credits: Pledis YouTube + [...Read More]

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Artist Feature: Sonna Rele

Compound Entertainment –  Sonna Rele is a London based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist signed to Motown Records by 3x Grammy winner, NE-YO. After discovering Sonna while perusing her captivating and heavily followed ‘Music Monday’ video clips on Facebook, he immediately brought her to the renowned music label. “There is a quality about Sonna’s voice that lingers in your [...Read More]

August 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sunday Melodies: Colbie Caillat says you don’t have to “Try” so hard

A beautiful song with a really strong message. This is very empowering to individuals who feel they’re not beautiful and think they have to wear makeup to be. I think society has destroyed the way girls in particular view beauty because it seems we’ve all forgotten the meaning of it. Makeup is only for enhancing beauty.  That is something you should already know and feel from the [...Read More]

July 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fashion Feature: Nydia

So I was browsing around chictopia a little while ago and stumbled upon a fashionista from the island of Puerto Rico. Her name is Nydia, and I love her style. Check out my favorite looks below and visit A Girl Name Nydia for so much more, including a taste of her island.   Credits: Little_Island + [...Read More]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Album Review: “Count On My Love” by Tessanne Chin

If I could describe the way this album has made me feel after listening to it on repeat for God knows how long, it would be SPEECHLESS. I’m blown away by the catchy and addictive tracks. I didn’t expect anything less than perfection though. Tessanne Chin and her team has delivered. From start to finish, Count On My Love depicts the message of love, facing trials, and [...Read More]

July 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

Fashion Feature: Thrifty Chic

I like individuals with their own unique style and Melodic Thifty Chic is no different. This fashionista stands out from the rest with her bold fashion statements. Check out my favorite looks and visit her blog for more   Credit: Melodic Thrifty Chic [...Read More]

June 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

[Exclusive] Camille A. Brown on drowning in the art of dance

It is truly a pleasure to have Camille A. Brown on our site. You cannot deny the talent of this amazing woman along with her dance company; from their emotional and heartfelt theater productions that tell stories through rhythmic movements, to their contribution to the art community and thereof. I’m beyond thrilled to have come across Ms. Brown and extremely delighted to share her with EY [...Read More]

June 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

’10’ Quick Facts about Camille A. Brown

Camille A. Brown is making waves in theater, dance and music. It’s no wonder. The lady and her eccentric dance company are a force to be reckoned with. Have you seen those breathless productions? They’re unstoppable. It’s an honor to have the talented choreographer as a guest on EY. Check out her 10 quick answers below, and be sure to stop by our exclusive interview as well. [...Read More]

June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Album Review: “Extraordinary Light” by Ben Fields

credit: ben fields facebook If you’re looking for music that’s different, not in  the least bit generic and enforces you to listen to the words and think, then Ben Fields is the artist for you. His debut album, Extraordinary Light, features acclaimed songwriters and producers bringing forth a mixture of sound that stems from bluesy melodies to soulful renditions. You can’t [...Read More]

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

At the Movies: “Maleficent”

Quite the contrary to her name, Maleficent was actually a peacekeeper in her flourishing and magical kingdom until the ultimate betrayal turned her bitter. You could even say she’s a woman scorned. Anyhoo, I was a tad hesitant of watching this movie because it’s a play on the popular fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, and I’m not really one for retellings of any kind. Still, I’m [...Read More]

June 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Book Review: “All Lined Up” by Cora Carmack

Series: Rusk University #1 Release date: May 13th 2014 Publisher: William Morrow  Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights. In [...Read More]

June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Top 5 Summer Makeup Tips

Summer is finally here after a dreadfully long winter, but we don’t want to get too excited and go overboard with out makeup now do we? Trust me, I’ve seen some colors that have me looking twice. No offense. But some things are best left for circus. Anyhoo, check out these top 5 summer makeup tips: 1. GO SEMI-BARE! Caking up your face with too much foundation can be disastrous in the [...Read More]

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Forever 21 Splurge!

Now and then I like to treat myself to Forever 21. Check out what I got on my recent splurge (just a cheap weekend shopping): Abstract Bodycon Dress $13.80 Tropical Print Brush Set $4.80   Crossback Tribal Print Top $9.80 Brazil Futebol Tank Top (because I’m in the world cup mood!) $12.80 Ditsy Floral Slit Maxi Skirt $14.80 Tribal Print Maxi Dress $15.80     Stretch Denim [...Read More]

June 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

DIY: Watermelon Nail Art

I’m a fan and of course a subscriber of cutepolish youtube channel, so I’m always checking out her latest tutorials. I’m loving the watermelon nail art for summer. It certainly lives up to the cute factor she’s going with. Check out her tutorial and also a reveal of the face behind the videos. Pretty lady :) Credit: [...Read More]

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember Dr. Maya Angelou

Angelou was one of the most influential author, poet, and civil rights activist of our time. She’s inspired many, including myself, and will definitely not be forgotten. I would like to take this moment to remember THE Phenomenal Woman, and to thank her for the lessons she’s left behind.  RIP Dr. Maya Angelou. Still I Rise Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014 You may write me down in [...Read More]

May 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Are you enjoying Danity Kane’s “Lemonade?”

I’m liking the summer vibe to this urban pop single, but I’m a bit sad because they’re a member short. As much as I’m happy for Andrea, I just don’t get why she signed on for the group’s reunion when she wouldn’t be participating in their comeback. Well, anyways, hopefully she’ll be swinging back to DK once she has her baby. But that’s not the [...Read More]

May 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Press Release: Sarah Miles Announces New EP!

New York– Indie pop artist and songwriter Sarah Miles announces the launch of her first independent EP that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Titled “Hear me out,” the album will be Sarah’s third career release and first truly independent production. “I’m just really passionate about these songs I’ve written and want to get them heard,” said Sarah. “I’ve just [...Read More]

May 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

So I’m not usually a fan of Orange Caramel’s cutey cutey music, or any artist who does that kind of concept, but I must admit I’m addicted to their song Abing abing. Even if it’s ice-cream. I think the beat is energetic, as their sound usually is, and their hook is catchy. It’s no wonder some are referring to the Baskin Robbins influenced track as the anthem for the [...Read More]

May 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sunday Melodies: “Without You” by Lee Michelle

While the words to the song somewhat plays to a breakup, it also signifies a girl moving on from the hurt and suffering brought on by society. Former Kpopstar contestant Lee Michelle gave many something to think about with her dramatic debut, Without You. I hadn’t been paying much attention to kpop of late because every release just seemed too recycled to me and I was looking for something [...Read More]

May 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

[Exclusive] The artist Plumb on spreading hope

Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, internationally known as Plumb, is a Christian Contemporary artist who has spawn a number of inspirational songs that have touched many hearts since her debut. It is a wonder how I managed to get the performer to take some time to grant us an interview, when she’s constantly touring and spreading love through her beautiful music. Check out the viral for her hit single [...Read More]

May 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Get to know Plumb in ’10’

Check out Plumb’s quick responses to our far from the usual questions and get to know the inspirational singer a little more. Humor is necessary.   A beautiful mess.    Paleo/Gluten free. Exercise. Essential oils and community.   The beach.   Water. Food. Jesus.    If Helena Bonham Carter and Audrey Hepburn had a baby.     Snuggling with my 3 babies.  [...Read More]

May 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fashion Feature: Miss Enocha

Check out this stylish fashionista who goes by the name Miss Enocha and runs the fashion blog, Locks and Trinkets. I recently discovered Enocha via chictopia and immediately liked her style. Check out some of my favorites and do visit her blog for lots more. Credits: Chictopia + Locks & [...Read More]

May 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

[EXCLUSIVE] Tessa Thompson on varied dreams and effecting change

Tessa Thompson is one of those actresses you just have to watch whenever she’s giving you a performance. Whether it be on television or on the big screen, she most certainly brings it. I call her versatile because she doesn’t stick to one thing that she does best; her career is always evolving. Tessa has far exceeded her character on the popular show, Veronica Mars, moving on to [...Read More]

May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tessa Thompson takes ’10’

Like most, you may remember Tessa Thompson from Veronica Mars. Of late, you may remember her from the riveting independent film, Dear White People. Tessa is definitely a force to be reckon with and I see her only doing so much more from here on out. It was quite an honor to have her stop by EY and grant us some of her time from an obvious busy schedule, as Tessa is not only an actress but also a [...Read More]

May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fashion Feature: BORN2C

Today’s spotlight is on a fashionista I found on Chictopia by the profile name of BORN2C. Check out some of my favorite looks and visit her official page and fashion blog for lots more.   Images credt: Chictopia BORN2C + [...Read More]

May 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Album Review: “Lights Out” by Ingrid Michaelson

I’m ashamed to say I’m only now listening to Ingrid Michaelson. My oh my have I been missing out. With her latest album, Lights Out, only a day away from being released, I was happy to receive the opportunity to listen and review her music. Good timing because I’m in the mood for some new music that’s not really mainstream and more original. Let’s see if Lights Out [...Read More]

April 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

[Exclusive] Kelissa on Positive Livity & Conscious Music

There’s something very warm, inviting, and uplifting about Kelissa McDonald’s music. You can’t help but listen to the truth that resides within her lyrics and it encourages you to make a change. Well, that’s the kind of feeling I get. Born and raised on the island of Jamaica, Kelissa is a diverse artist whose sound has evolved into an expression of her background as well [...Read More]

April 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kelissa Gives Us ’10’

When I received the opportunity to feature Kelissa on EY, I was thrilled because she’s such a humble human being who creates empowering music. Thankfully, Kelissa not only took the time to grant us an interview, but she also went on to answer our 10 quickies, which happens to be my favorite part of the interview because these questions require more of the person rather than the artist. [...Read More]

April 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

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