Five Gifts for Proud to be Natural Bellas

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We’ve got 24 days till Christmas, so if you’re giving gifts this year the time to shop is NOW! I’ll be sharing my gift ideas until days before the 25th, of items I’ve tried and tested, or just think are worth your time and attention! She’s down to earth and sweet, beautiful and genuine. And […]

Titi, Miko, and the Miss Jessie’s BOGO!

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I’ve been writing this here blog for four years now, and I’ve learned that there are a few products that bring out a natural hair junkie’s cravings and opinions more than Miss Jessie’s. Whether it’s the Curly Pudding or the Baby Buttercreme or the Rapid Recovery Treatment – there’s a Miss Jessie’s product that natural […]

I Heart I <3 BKFST


They say it’s the most important meal of the day, but 3 or 4 days out of the week I found myself forgetting to have it. And the results are inevitable and regrettable – I hit the ground running and get so busy working that I forget to eat, and then around 10:30 my stomach […]

Putting the Giving Back in Thanksgiving


So many of us are blessed. And so often, we don’t think about our blessings. Good health, having all your loved ones around you, having a roof over your head, a house full of peace and love, heat, clothing and even the ability to serve your own Thanksgiving dinner, or do that Black Friday/Cyber Monday […]

How to Wear Nicki Minaj and MAC’s Pink Friday

MAC + Nicki Minaj Launch Pink Friday Lipstick

I’m not here to discuss Nicki Minaj’s music or to present an analysis or spoken word poem about her as an artist…this post is all about the lipstick. Nicki Minaj and MAC just came out with a lipstick, in honor of her album Pink Friday. Pink Friday is a very girly, very opaque satin pink. […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty and Fashion Deals

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After the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving thoughts turn from family and togetherness to another thing. Shopping. And DEALS. Tomorrow is Turkey Day and the day after that is Black Friday! And then it’s Cyber Monday! Everyone and their mother has posted guides to the best deals – visit for their exhaustive breakdown […]

Thanksgiving Recipe from Chef Julius: Spice Kissed Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Thursday is the big day, and right now the grocery stores are aflutter with activity. I have to brave the crowds myself, to get ingredients for my turkey day contribution! So what will be on your dining room table this Thanksgiving? The traditional turkey and stuffing? Are you deep frying or smoking your bird to […]