Live, From The Academy Awards!

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Bellas and fellas — within the last three days I can’t begin to tell you how many celebrities Luvvie and I have met. From Thursday’s Essence Women in Film luncheon to Friday’s absolutely incredible Commander in Chic cocktail party and dinner hosted by Mikki Taylor, to Saturday’s Uptown Magazine 20th Anniversary of Boomerang party… it […]

Oscar Weekend, Here We Are!

Dean Richards, Luvvie and me on the WGN set! Click to watch!

I grew up watching the Academy Awards. I remember sitting on the carpet in my parents’ bedroom, watching Billy Crystal sing and dance about every Best Picture nominated film. I remember that year with Rob Lowe and Snow White (definitely earns its place on this list of Oscars Most Bizarre Moments)! I remember being enthralled […]

The Fro Fashion Week Fabulousness

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From what I’ve seen in my travels, there are three natural hair meccas. Chicago (represent!), New York (specifically, Brooklyn!) and Atlanta. The natural hair scene in Atlanta is passionate. At events I’ve attended, the women come out in their numbers, dressed to slay, ready to learn and admire and buy the hottest products. It’s a […]

It’s Carnival!!

Photo via TrinidadCarnival2010.com

Maybe you’re in Trinidad, and woke up at the crack of dawn to slather yourself with oil or mud to play j’ouvert in the darkness before sunrise. Maybe right now you’re sprinkling your skin with glitter before getting into that intricately adorned costume to palance and pose off in your all-inclusive section. Maybe you’re in […]

Winter Hair Care and a Crème of Nature Argan Oil Giveaway!

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Last week there were piles of filthy snow all over the place. This week the skies are bleak and the streets are shiny and wet because of the rain. Chicago’s weather doesn’t quite know what to do with itself, and neither does my hair.   Look at that cold Chicago wind just whipping it back […]

When It Comes to Products, What Kind of Natural Are You?

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As your friendly round the way beauty and natural hair blogger, I get sent ALL KINDS of products to review. Some of them are totally the kind of stuff I’d buy myself, made with ingredients I know my hair will respond to favorably. Others…not so much. But I do my best to at least try […]

We Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston

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  I don’t want to write this post. I don’t want to write about losing Whitney Houston. I’ve written recent RIP tribute posts for Etta James and Don Cornelius, but this loss cuts deeper. It’s too sad. There’s an ache of deep, disappointed sadness that has been over my shoulders like a shroud since Saturday. […]