Want of the Week: Clutches by Aya Morrison

Tanzania Education Trust New York Gala 5

From the second I saw it on the red carpet alongside Lauryn Hill on the red carpet at the Tanzania Education Trust’s New York Gala, I knew I had to have it. Look at this AMAZING CLUTCH! Thanks so much to my friend at Afrolistas and the City for hipping me to the designer! Aya […]

Saturday Will Be A Fine Day of Beauty!

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Chicago area bellas – mark your calendar if you haven’t already! At the Lifebook Lounge on Saturday at 1 pm, celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine will be leading a three hour seminar titled A Fine Day of Beauty. I am SO excited to learn tricks and tips from the genius behind some of the most […]

My Monday Manicure: Essie Main Squeeze and Lilacism


Part of being self-employed, funemployed, full time freelancing, living the dream – whatever you wanna call it – is all about saving money when you can. So here’s what I do. Instead of throwing out the junk mail like I always used to do, I go through it and clip coupons like crazy. Every now […]

Corinne Bailey Rae, in Concert


I knew Corinne Bailey Rae was coming to Chicago, but I had no plans to go see her. From what I’d heard, the show was sold out. But because I had blogged about her album, the PR was able to work a last minute miracle. The day before the show, I got a pair of […]

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Originally posted over at BVHairTalk.com. It happens to me…oh maybe once every two weeks. Usually it’s at an event where people are drinking and being social. Slowly someone will approach me, often with a broad and familiar smile on their face. “Your hair is awesome,” they say. “Can I touch it?” And I’m not alone. […]

Happy Birthday, Ella


If she were still alive, Sunday would have been jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald’s 93rd birthday. The First Lady of Song passed on in 1996, but her music will never ever die. I’ve always been attracted to her humble spirit and gentle personality, and of course her amazing capabilities as a singer. Nobody could scat sing […]

Indie Hair Care On The Come Up!


I’ve been doing this natural hair blogging thing for coming up on four years now, and I really must say it’s wonderful to sit back and think of how far we’ve come. Most really well known natural hair care brands were only available online. Carol’s Daughter was one of the first to make it mainstream, […]