Satin Bonnet Struggles

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I was just about to take off my makeup and prepare for bed when I saw my Twitter friend Areefuh Stanklin say this: I cackled. Areefuh is always hilarious (as many on Twitter would agree). Her next tweet continued to detail her #satinbonnetstruggles – imagine tying a satin scarf around your satin bonnet to try […]

Shea Moisture Review – Is It For You?

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By now you’ve probably heard all about Shea Moisture, or seen the brand of natural hair products prominently displayed at your nearby Target or Walgreens. Or maybe you’re one of the natural bellas who has seen the blog posts and felt curiousity but haven’t yet actually tried Shea Moisture. I was lucky enough to try […]

Spring Makeup Trends For All Shades of Beautiful

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The snow has all melted and everywhere you look there are signs of life re-emerging. Shoots springing from the ground, flocks of birds in the air. Spring is here, and with it comes fresh fashion and new inspiration in makeup and beauty. I recently attended the Spring Trends show at Nordstrom here in downtown Chicago, […]

Chicago! Come To the Rock The Red Fashion Show!

Last year it was spectacular and this year promises to be just as fabulous! The Red Pump Project‘s Rock The Red Fashion show takes place Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – that’s next week! OMG where did this month go? Some of your favorite Chicago bloggers will be there to […]

Want of the Week – Peace Images Hair Jewelry

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I love adorning my natural hair with clips and elaborate headbands, but of late I’ve had a hard time finding truly unique, swoonworthy hair accessories that seemed made with natural hair in mind. I fell for the pointy fan-like hair clips and ornate barettes that adorned models in the NYFW Spring 2011 Rodarte show, but […]

Nordstrom Sejour Giveaway Winner

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Normally I don’t read the comments on a giveaway post until after the giveaway has ended, so I’m only NOW seeing all of your wonderful and sweet birthday wishes. Thank you all for the love! It really WAS a wonderful birthday!! I wish I could give everyone a present too, but for the Nordstrom giftcard […]

What’s Your Skincare Regimen?

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From time to time readers will ask me about my skin care regimen and I never know quite how to answer. That’s because it changes from week to week, depending on what product I’m reviewing. Sometimes the lack of consistency can be frustrating. Which is why I loved this quote from the late, great Aaliyah, […]