What In The Figgity?! [ Niques’ Crown Jewels]


As the last hours of the year tick away and we begin to bring in 2019. Quarters2Commas and Straight Official are happy to shine our light on NiquesCrownJewels.

IG: niques_crown_jewels

Nique, an Independent Jewelry Consultant, has a growing base with an increasing inventory. Niques Crown Jewels offer exciting, glamorous jewelry for only $5 catering to just about every culture while maintaining a safe and appealing product.

FB: Niques $5 Bling

With multiple series in the collection, NCJ offers other elegant type pieces for the true bling queens at heart. Not only targeting the woman, Niques Crown Jewels also has a selection for men that compliments any style just as well.

Nique also offer the opportunity to join her team and learn how to be a Bling Boss! Don’t miss this opportunity in 2019! Look out for her and have a Happy New Year !

Thank you and stay tuned in 2k19 as Straight Official and Quarters2Commas bring you the figgity right to your face about music, sports, gaming and more!

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The Quest Chronicles

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It’s Tuesday, T-Quest Tuesday that is! I go by the name T-Quest & welcome to my world. Love, Life Music & More from MY perspective. I would like to thank Straight Official for having me apart of the team. As a blogger, I will be allowing you all into my world, my adventures, experiences & more. For those who are new to my world, let me give you an insight to who I am and what I’m about. I’m what you call  an overall entertainer! A music artist, party host, radio personality, comedian, fashion designer & the list goes on.

Being involved with many aspects of the entertainment industry, it allows me to not only be in the forefront but behind the scenes as well. If you’ve seen any music reality shows excusing the “scripted parts”, you would see that everything of the industry is not glitz and glam. Fans look up to us in admiration but tend to forget that we’re human too, Which means, we cry, get angry, have confrontations, stress and anxiety just like everybody else. We’re more relate-able than the average person may believe. For example, I personally feel fans get a better understanding and a more realistic love for celebrities  when they watch their “Behind The Music” specials, listen to certain radio interviews, watch biopics & read their auto-biography’s  because that gives celebrities the opportunity to connect with you and show a more vulnerable side once the camera is off, the mics are off and the wigs are off.

Imagine knowing your favorite music artist goes through the same pain you do. Imagine your celebrity crush having more in common with you than your best friend. Imagine your quirkiness and unique style is actually cool to the same people you look up to. Just because you see them on the tv, watch them in concert & hear them on the radio doesn’t make them that much different than the average person. Let’s make the connection.

As you take a QUEST through my world. You would read about my perspective on many topics.

LOVE: My favorite subject. From time to time, I will answer QUESTions from my fans about their relationships or lack there of and give my opinions only to help not to enable.

LIFE: It can be hard especially juggling the many dynamics of it but I am here to give advice & tips to make it easier. Whether it’s about family, finance, business, etc.We’re a village to let’s help one another.

Music: The true love of my life & a soft spot because this is not only my profession, it’s my passion, my escape & happiness. I love to help those coming up with me & make them aware of certain things they may have not been taught. This new generation is emulating social media & lacking true teachers to properly guide them the right way through this industry so here I am!

MORE: The most exciting portion of this blog because this section may be filled with fashion, radio, SEX & just imaginations running wild! Mature audience is advised! lol

Let’s have some fun together. Email me topics to discuss & QUESTions you may have. To learn more about me or to hear more about certain topics in dept please dowload my app “T-Quest” & visit my website

This is the Ms Gotta Love Me herself, it’s T-Quest Tuesday & you’ve just best Questified!
Show love by commenting, sharing & following me on all social media at TQuestGLM

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[MODEL] Tizita Zerihun is Miss Queen Ethiopia

Tizita Zerihun is an international model and humanitarian from Ethiopia. We met through a mutual friend on social media, Kate Citrone
Tizita Zerihun has participated in many fashion shows, television ads, magazine works and entertainments and international pageants.
Tizita knows that modeling is a powerful means to educate, help and change peoples lives.
The more successful I become, the more inspired I will be. – Tizita Zerihun
Tizita’s main goals are to become one of the best international models and help people who are poor and underpriveleged. Tezita Zeruhin wants to see kids basic needs fulfilled such as having a proper education.
I want to see gender based violence stopped. I also want human rights of my people to be respected and protected. – Tizita Zerihun
For me beauty is ones pride, success, kindness, reaching out to the poor. – Tizita Zerihun
Contact Tizita Zerihun on Facebook searching for or by her user name Tizita Zerihun Betty Hammer.
She also told us that her best photo shoot was for ZOMA magazine in London promoting an Ethiopian cultural dress.
 Educational Background – EGSEC in 2010C
Work Experience and Achievements –
Miss Addis Ababa 2012 – Miss Culture – Miss Ethiopia top 10 finalist – Miss World Ethiopia Online top seven finalist in 2015 – International Human Right Commission Youth Ambassador 2016 – Miss Queen Ethiopia in Pakistan 2016 – DDEA Humanitarian Award USA 2017 – Certificate from Addis Ababa Women’s Federation in Community Mobilization – Certificate from Addis Ababa University Female Student’s Association – Ms Hammer and Miss Jinka Children Ambassador – Certificate of Award for Peace, Trust Building and Sustainable Development 2016 – Certificate of Award from Mice West Africa Forum & Expo in 2017, Accra, Ghana – Certificate of Award from Culture Tourism Government communication in 2018. – Certificate of Award in contribution to sustain good culture in 2018. – Certificate of appreciation from Ethiopian Community in Dubai in Participating on Fashion show in March 02, 2018. 
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Summer Pop: Glow All Season Long With These Highlighters


My favorite makeup look this summer has been very natural.

With the summer heat, sweat dripping down my face, and my pores more susceptible to being clogged, I’ve shied away from heavy products.

Thick day creams; I’m good on it.
Full coverage foundations; I think not!

Honestly most days, I just like a little mascara, some lip gloss, and a quick swipe of one of my favorite highlighters. It gives you the perfect “I’m confidently glowing in this sun and my skin poppin’ look” and spares you skin from unwanted breakouts.

So, after cleaning out my makeup and recognizing the slew of highlighters I own, I got the idea to pass along some of the best I’ve used to date for you all to add a bit to your collection.


Nars Illuminator (Orgasm)

COST: $30

I don’t have these highlighters in any specific order, but I think this subconsciously came first cause it was one of the first liquid highlighters I started using.

It’s so smooth, perfectly pigmented, and has an amazing smell. (Odd pro, but it really does smell like citrus.) My favorite part about this product is that you can layers it a bit. With a tiny dab, you can add a sheer illuminance to your skin, or use a thicker layer for a more noticeable pop!




Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter (Liquid Champagne)

COST: $9

So clearly there is a big difference in cost here. Mainly due to the fact that NARS is a high-end brand and even their smallest travel sized items are on the pricey side.

Yet, fun fact, Make Up Revolution is actually completely cruelty-free and most of their products are vegan! (This highlighter falls under that category, pretty cool right?!)

It comes with a cute dropper and is great not only as a highlighter but also as an additive to your foundation. I like mixing my foundation, a bit of Clinique’s Moisture Surge Moisturizer, and this together to create a tinted moisturizer with an added glow!


ColorFX Glitter Drops (Aurora)

COST: $44

This highlighter also comes with a dropper as an applicator and for good reason. Out of all of these highlights, this is hands down the most pigmented.

That can be a blessing and a curse. If used properly, you will look like a blossoming unicorn from the fairy forest, get too glitter happy and you will look like that unicorn’s sparkling poop walking around on two feet.

Again, you can use this as a highlight, an addition to your foundation, or even use it as a cute pop to your eyeshadow!

This product is also cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free, and vegan!


Milk Highlighter (Everyday Dewy Highlighter)

COST: $24

Vegan. Smooth. Moisturizing. Multi-use.

This product is good for any skin type and its ingredient list explains why it smells so yummy! Mango butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and other cruelty-free products were blended up for this light reflecting concoction.

You can use one easy swipe and add a subtle glow or layer it up for a more intense look.

This is the only highlighter on the list that isn’t liquid, so if you prefer an easy stick applicator, this is for you. Don’t forget what’s inside though, it emulsifies easily and blends well.


Out of all four, I would say:
-Milk is perfect for every day as advertised and looks great even on a fresh face with no other makeup.

-Revolution is a wonderful choice and being that it’s $9, it is a great deal. If you are looking for a cheap version of NARS grab this one, or even the liquid highlighter from NYX.

-NARS is a boujee brand people love so if you can afford it, get it. It is a wonderful quality and leaves behind a sheer luminance you will love.

-ColorFX the priciest, yet the product that will last the longest. I was nervous to purchase this, but even 2 months into using it I am not even halfway through. A little goes a long way.

I hope you guys glow all summer long, enjoy these suggestions, and comment below what your favorite highlighter is!

Make sure to check out my post from last week on my favorite Aveda products for the summer!

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Top 3 Aveda Products Anyone Will Love

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Hey Beauts!!

I know I have been gone for a while, but it was for a good reason, DON’T WORRY!!

For the past five months, I have been furthering my knowledge about skin care and attending Aveda Institute. Now that I have graduated, I decided to do a little dedication piece to their products, which I do unbiasedly love for the most part.

As you all know, or maybe don’t, all natural products stay near and true to my heart. I love creating my own stuff at home, it’s why I went to school in the first place, and although Aveda isn’t 100% natural, their products are close to it, produce results, and leave your skin glowing.

So, if you are looking to make your summer skin pop, add a lil glow, or just give your skin the attention it deserves, keep reading as I go over my top three favorite Aveda products! It also just so happens that together, these products work hand in hand. So feel free to grab all three and add a little pick me up to your at home regimen.

Liquid Exfoliant

My all-time favorite product in general, not just from Aveda, is this liquid exfoliant. Good for all skin types, this liquid exfoliant is gentle enough for sensitive skin, yet contains natural and powerful ingredients to target multiple skin problems that you may be facing.

Being that Aveda is on the natural side of things, most of this ingredients are just that. Their exfoliant contains wintergreen-derived salicylic acid which targets acne, dark spots, and so much more by not only turning over skin cells but minimizing your pores, revealing a smoother texture and even tone.

My favorite part about this product isn’t just it’s generic benefits, but the unconventional ways you can use it as well.

I’m not sure if you get waxed, but if you do, you know how pesky ingrown hairs can be. This little bottle of gold can heal what’s there and prevent new ingrowns from reappearing later. A quick few pumps of this on a cotton ball dabbed where ever you’ve been serviced will ban any irritations, which is why it is a staple in my bathroom.

That, and it just shows a glowy side to my skin I haven’t seen before.


Intense Hydrating Masque

So, this masque has one main goal hydration. It is, again, good for all skin types, yet covet by those of us with dry or aging skin. What I like most about it are the many ways you can use it.

What’s the most traditional way? Like your average masque, throw it on for 10 minutes and wipe it off with a warm hand towel.

If you wanna get even better results though, there are two other ways to get even deeper product penetration.

This one may be the simplest: Leave it on overnight as a substitute for your night cream. I would suggest this method as the best way to target dry patches or even give your face added plumpness after a tiring night.

You can also massage it into your face while you shower, or even better while under a steamer. Doing it this way opens your pores and lets everything sink past your first layer of skin. Personally, I include this in my daily shower routine. I always feel and look more refreshed after I use it!

Another fun use for this product; sunburn treatment! Since this masque contains aloe, it’s the perfect summer staple to throw in the fridge and apply any time you’ve gotten to little too much sun.


Hydrating Treatment Lotion

Now although this is called a lotion, and people often ask if it’s a moisturizer, it’s not!

Don’t get me wrong, this product offers wonderful hydration, but it’s actually a toner.

Sadly, I feel like most of us don’t use toners and I never understood it’s importance until I educated myself. Luckily, now that I know, I could never go back to a regimen without it and I can pass down the knowledge to you.

Before I tell you why I love this product, I’ll tell you why using a toner is important.

They are essential to balance your skin’s PH as well as getting rid of leftover debris, minimizing your pores, and depending on the product, it can even target more specific problem areas.

When it comes to Aveda’s Hydrating Treatment Lotion, it’s purpose is in its name; hydration. So while it removes the grime left after cleansing, it goes a step further to balance the moisture level of your skin and contains humectants which attract moisture naturally from the air.

There is only one way to use this product: after cleansing and before you apply serums and moisturizers.



All three of these products work great alone, but if you are searching for optimum results, of course, you gotta use them together; EVERY DAY! (More like twice, but sometimes we just can’t find time for that.)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, but when you snag these products off the shelf, be sure to leave a comment about how you like them!

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[Music Video] PSA ! Shoe Game-Lil MAMA


PSA! Lil Mama has came all the way thru with this one! Alot of people don’t give her the credit she deserves and being that me and her are around the same age so I will always be rocking with her ! Like come on she is beautiful, smart and her recent video and song is straight fire! This summer my shoe game might just be looking like my boo game !

Enjoy this newness from this beauty!


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I Dream Of $ Jigi $ by DJ Layne Luv

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…And just like the Jeannie from the tv show her “image” caters to the fantasy of the male wishes (and some females too lol) but seriously that is not any of her concern. The true business woman from Dayton Ohio is focused on the check daily and very little else in the way of drama or negativity. Her name is Jigi Deniro as in Spanish currency. Her movement you ask? Pretty Pesos. The rest is self explanatory.

These days everybody says they’re about the check, but what caught my attention was Jigi’s consistency. It’s one thing to constantly flood a social media timeline, but to do it in a versatile way that shows your skills, grind, hustle, and doesn’t bore the audience…now that’s saying something. For example, early risers can catch her on Wright State University’s Hip Hop WakeUp Radio on 106.9fm bringing sunshine to her loyal listeners and informing them on all the latest happenings with Ohio Hip Hop artists. You might also see her at a fund raising event empowering the youth to stay in school. And for the people involved in the night life, Jigi heavily promotes Plush Adult Night Life ENT. 

Being that she was from Ohio, I wanted to do more than interview her, I wanted to be a part of the Jigi Deniro brand. So, I called her up one day and asked her if I could have the number to her manager and the information on who does all of her marketing and branding. She replied “You’re speaking to her. That would be me, me & me” LOL! I also asked her if she wouldn’t mind being a part of a worldwide organization that promotes a represents artist in every state (Fleet DJs). She said “Are you kidding me or what?…yeah I’m down.” After speaking with Aaron and presenting her artist press package, it was a go. Jigi became an official Fleet Artist. 

But please don’t judge her by what you see on the surface. Jigi is from good stock and receives love and support from her parents and the rest of her family. I asked her if her folks were ever uncomfortable about her promoting adult entertainment (dem skrippers) and she stated “Of course, any parent wants to protect their child from the pitfalls of this world, but they know that Jigi is grown at the end of the day, that means Jigi got her own bills to pay.” …she adds “But I receive so much love and support from my family, my mother especially”

What most may not know, is that even though Jigi is from Ohio she developed her HU$TLE down south at good ol Tennessee State University. She says “Attending school down there really opened me up to diversity and life outside of my Ohio bubble. When you’ve got all that talent in one area from New York, Chicago Atlanta, and California, different personalities are going to influence creativity and you give some and you take some, but it’s all there to develop what you’re trying to become.” I want to give a shout out to my HBCU family because I still carry those connections to this day….

She’s very witty. I asked how she feels when she thinks people might think she’s doing too much…and already speaking in third person she responds…“Jigi got a whole lotta Plan A’s “ I bust out laughing. “No for real…All my Plan A’s bring in some sort of revenue or income stream for me” 

She has a single out now entitled Y.E.S. being pushed by The Fleet DJ’s however, please go to her youtube channel and check out her other two hot songs “Lost Count” and “Lingo” ft D. Seanny 

Be sure to follow her on all of the social media sites because her star is rising and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.





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[Model Spotlight] Presented By FLEET PHOTOGRAPHER @J_da_Photog

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Photographer: J Da Photog
Makeup Artist: Zeta Banx
Hair Stylist: Zeta Banx
Wardrobe Stylist: Zeta Banx

Name: Zeta Banx
Age: 25
Nationality: Black
Born/Raised: Philly, PA
Zodiac: Aquarius
Height: 5’1
Measurements: 34-24-35
Social Media Links: Ig: @IAmZetaBanx SC: @ZetaBanx
Favorite Quote: Don’t just be grate, be grateful!

For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? I’m very friendly, like to have fun, and enjoy being wet.
What sets you apart from other models? I been modeling for over 17 years, from pageants to runway to commercial to urban n videos.
Sometimes modeling comes with a lot of baggage. Do you feel that you’ve been misperceived? No, I think I represent myself very well and I’m not interested in who thinks differently.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years? To have an accomplished business and working toward a family
Have you/or would you ever consider mixing business with pleasure? No
If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? I like a person with a great personality, beautiful teeth, good head on they shoulders and knows what they want.
What are the three most important things in your life? Family, Health and Work
If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? Marilyn Monroe, she G.O.A.T.
If you could change 3 things about yourself, what would it be? Nothing I love who I am and my growth.
What would you say is your best feature and why? My smile it shines even in the dark lol
What is playing in your (iPod, iPhone, Android, music device)/Favorite song (currently)? Post Malone Patient
How do you get into character for a photoshoot? I like to listen to music and think of if the camera was my man
What’s something that most people would be surprised to find out when they actually meet you? I’m short lol, it never fails.
Before we go do you have any last words? Thank you for letting me be apart of something great and thank you for everyone that supports me

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[Black Buisness] Queen of Blush


Listen ladies , I know you have been out here searching for some quality items so Straight Official is going to help you out! I had the pleasure to speak with such a young , talented and smart business owner and trust me her product is quality . Check out what she had to say !

RJ: I wanted to empower those like me and I figured what better way to influence confidence than to do it with a brand of things I love and believe in. I wanted people to have a certain feeling when they got a package in the mail from my company. I wanted them to be like 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽”yasssss, it came”. I want people to wear my dresses when they expect to see that guy they like out, and it give them the feeling of things being in their favor. I want people to wear my lashes for their glamour shots And know they nailed every pose. I want people to buy my extensions when they want reliable hair because they KNOW I invested the time, money, and energy into knowing they have a premium product shopping with me,Queen of Blush wasn’t only meant to be Eyelashes, clothing, hair, etc. It’s meant to be a brand that exudes confidence, to help build it in fellow women who you may not know but is your sister with same struggle!

What better way to put things in perspective and out there so make sure you all go shop today ! Tell her StraightOfficial sent you!

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[BEAUTY] DIY Rosemary Lavender Sugar Face Scrub


Week 1 down.

51 weeks to go.

Last week we talked about a daily skincare routine, for men or women, that can benefit our skin during any season.  Today I am here to touch on a step you can add to your weekly routine, between cleansing and toning. It is perfect for normal to dry skin types, yet anyone can benefit and below I will let you know how. The only skin type that should feel weary is acneic, but we will talk more in detail about that later down the line.

My favorite skin care products are the ones that you can create at home. They are cost efficient, usually quick to whip up, and although it may take longer, they can definitely treat your skin problems as well. In a nutshell, this scrub is great for exfoliation that won’t strip too many natural oils from your facial skin yet will still penetrate those pores that need a little deeper attention.

If all of this sounds like what you are looking for, or even if you decide you want to alter it to create your own scrub, continuing reading below to learn the recipe and benefits of this easy to create DIY sugar scrub!

Before going into the details of how to make this exfoliating Lavender scrub, let’s talk about what each individual ingredient is doing for your skin.



Fine White (organic) Sugar 

I know what you are thinking, how could sugar, especially white sugar, be beneficial? Isn’t that something we are all supposed to run from? Well, if we are talking about nutrition, sure, run away, run far away! Yet, we aren’t we are talking about your skin and that is a completely different story.

Sugar is a natural humectant. If you don’t know what a humectant is, don’t worry, I didn’t either until I started school for Estiology, and that’s why I am here, at your disposal, to expand your knowledge about your own skin. Anyways, being a humectant is my favorite feature of sugar. It is what seals in the moisture and hydrates your skin. Meaning, it works hand in hand to lock in those nourishing ingredients you will find in the vitamin E, lavender, and coconut oil included in the recipe.Image result for white organic sugar

Another benefit of the sugar is pretty obvious, it’s an amazing exfoliator, but you probably already assumed that one. Being that it is a fine sugar (and hopefully organic. Hint, hint.) it will not be too harsh on your facial skin as opposed to a larger grain sized sugar like brown or sugar cane which can tare your skin up. Please make note of that when choosing what to use in what kind of products and only use larger grains for less sensitive areas like your hands or feet.

Moving on…


Lavender Oil

Acne scarring be gone! Thanks to the lavender oil in this scrub, it will help diminish hyperpigmentation caused by acne scars and even heal broken skin. Lavender not only accelerates healing but also fights bacteria and has anti-inflammatory properties. Along with those benefits, you will also find it naturally detoxes your skin, cleaning out your pores and penetrating past the surface to help bring out any underlying dead skin and dirt.

(Another tip, when purchasing essential oils, make sure they are 100% pure and therapeutic grade.)

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Coconut Oil

First of all, I will be honest, the opinion on coconut oil and it’s compatibility with facial skin varies. Since the oil is comedogenic, which means it can clog your pores, some stray from using it. If you do have extremely clogged pores or highly oily skin, maybe this scrub is not for you. Yet, even if your skin is congested you could try it out to see how you like it. As long as you are cleansing before and making sure to wash it all off completely, you should be good to go!

As someone who has dealt with cystic acne before, I found that adding coconut oil to my skin routine helped clear up major breakouts. I added this oil to my scrub because not only will it moisturize, but it is also antibacterial, so it helps add a protective barrier against the funk our skin comes in contact with on a daily basis.

(If the thought of using coconut oil scares you off, substitute it will grapeseed or almond oil.)


Vitamin E Oil

Although this scrub is perfect for most skin types, anyone who has again concerns will love it! With the addition of Vitamin E oil, this scrub provides a defense against free radicals due to the oils antioxidant properties. Fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring will all diminish after adding this ingredient to your life, whether it’s by this scrub or just topical application.


Now that we have gone over what is inside this awesome moisturizing face scrub, check out the recipe below and get to scrubbing!!!


Rosemary Lavender Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup of sugar (fine, white, organic)

1/2 cup oil (coconut, almond, grapeseed)

1/2 tsp vitamin E oil

8-10 drops of lavender oil

1 pinch of dried rosemary (optional: I thought it was pretty)

If you guys try this scrub out or alter it to make your own recipe, comment below and let me know how it works out!!!

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