I Can’t Go For That

A few of my readers (readers! I have readers!! Yay!!!) have advised me to try Miss Jessie’s products for maximum curl satisfaction. And oh, how I yearn to. I would buy the Baby and the Curly Buttercreme. I would throw in a jar of Curly Pudding just for fun. And I would fly to New […]

An Open Letter to Aretha Franklin

Dear Aretha, I got upset recently when Perez Hilton posted a doctored photo of you, where you looked something like a giant wedding cake spewing frosting (or… not frosting) out of your mouth. Don’t get me wrong, I love Perez, but I thought he went too far in making fun of your appearance. “Nobody better […]

Bella con Leche

When I made my pilgrimage to Sephora Aventura for last Thursday’s Carol’s Daughter event, I was determined not to spend more than $20. My goal was to score as many samples as I could, and spend some time sniffing the products and deciding what to buy next. I had salivated over the Carol’s Daughter website […]

You Won’t Find This at Toys-R-Us

Ladies, meet Oreo Fun Barbie. To quote Adam Sandler in that hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch – “Who were the ad wizards that came up with this one?” Learn more in Wikipedia’s exhaustive Barbie entry.

No Surprises Here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17fEy0q6yqc The recent remake of the infamous 1950’s “Doll Test” by an intrepid 17 year old filmmaker, Kiri Davis, has been making waves recently. Davis has been interviewed on CNN and many other mainstream news networks, and the reaction to her film always seems to be a variation on surprise. I found the results to […]

Fade Away

If you’re a beautiful cocoa or caramel colored sister, then you already know all about this stuff. I guess the first time I used a fade cream was in high school. I don’t remember if my family turned me on to them, or if it was my school friends. I do recall that most of […]

Pretty in Purple

Purple has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. From lavender to aubergine, it doesn’t matter the shade. My purple passion hasn’t faded with age. When I was little, my parents dissuaded me from having a purple bedroom. Recently, my husband talked me out of choosing a purple car. Every autumn, […]