Afrobella For MAC. Yes, This Really Happened

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I’ve been wanting to blog about this for so long now, but we couldn’t. Until today. So because I feel like I’m about to explode with excitement, let me just up and say it. In April I went to Toronto, to the MAC Cosmetics headquarters. After a truly amazing tour of their facilities, I worked […]

The Beauty Benefits of Vinegar for Hair and Skin

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Part of doing what I do here involves making myself into a guinea pig. I’m willing to try just about any hair or beauty treatment out there so I can review the best of the best for you. But sometimes it isn’t about the next new thing. Sometimes the best solution is the most back […]

Bellas! Come Experience Monoi Magic With Me!

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You’ve probably heard about it online, read a review, or saw photos from that star studded Sephora event this week. Now, Chicago-area bellas, here’s your chance to experience the new Monoi Repair Collection by Carol’s Daughter. With me. At a fabulous Polynesian themed event with cocktails and yummy eats and music and product giveaways! YAY! […]

Finding My Swimsuit Confidence

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My troublesome relationship with swimsuits goes back as far as I can remember. One of my earliest swimsuit memories came on a class trip to Tobago. I wanted to get the hottest style of swimsuit out…but I was already a big girl at age 11. It was hard to find the kind of swimsuit I […]

My Lancome House of Color Video

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Part of the motivation for starting my blog was the fact that I wasn’t seeing a reflection of myself in the media. Five years ago, there was nobody looking like me in magazines or in advertisements. If you had told me five years ago — in the not-too-distant future, there’ll be natural haired women in […]

Inside Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular!

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There are moments when I gotta pinch myself and ask the question — is this really happening? Is this MY LIFE? One of those moments took place less than two weeks ago, when I was invited by my friends at Dove to attend Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular at the United Center. I was told I could […]

Look of the Month – Orange for Oprah

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Recently I was asked by my friend and fellow expat Trini blogger Karen of Chookooloonks, why I don’t do Outfit Of The Day type posts. There are a few reasons but the main one comes down to…I wear the same thing pretty often. Especially from fall through early spring, my wardrobe is pretty much all […]