Get Into My QVC All-Access Beauty Favorites!

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There are so many ways to shop for beauty, and for convenience and variety QVC has the game on lock. What makes them so special? Online, QVC.com features a great variety of products complete with customer reviews, FAQ’s and a complete ingredient list. And on TV, QVC features and demonstrates the products, and the creators […]

My Summer Of Gatsby Chicago Event!

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From the moment I saw the trailer for The Great Gatsby, I was dazzled. I said to my husband, “I HAVE to see this.” I couldn’t possibly have guessed that when the time came to have the special screening in Chicago, I’d be asked to be a special co-host for a screening and afterparty at […]

Now Target Has A Subscription Beauty Box

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  At first I felt on top of the subscription box situation. I knew the main players and what the differences between them were. And then came the box explosion. Happy box lady via Shutterstock Now there are subscription beauty boxes, hair boxes, jewelry boxes, wellness boxes, lifestyle boxes, pet boxes, boxes of organic products, […]

Fashion Fair’s 40th Anniversary Collection — All Pink Everything

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  For 40 years, women of color have known and loved Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The venerable beauty brand based in Chicago was a staple in my formative years and I know I’m not the only one who remembers that familiar pink marbleized compact being on their mother’s dresser. The brand has been through so many […]

I’m On Vacation!

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Six years of daily writing, meeting deadlines, taking conference calls and building this blog into what it has become has been such fun but honestly, sometimes exhausting work. Sometimes I find myself struggling under the weight. Sometimes I need a break. Vacation image via Shutterstock It’s easier said than done. I’ll admit, sometimes it’s hard […]

Honored By Essence Magazine!

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  Maybe you already saw the news online, or read it in print – but I was finally able to get my hands on a copy and now I’m honored to announce it here. Essence Magazine has honored me in their latest issue, in the Best in Black Beauty Awards 2013! Click here to read […]

Let’s Talk About Body Moisturizer

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  I slather it on every day as soon as I get out of the shower. Some days it’s a cream, some days it’s a butter, some days it’s an oil. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize – daily body moisturizer is essential. When I was a teen and in my twenties, I knew I should’ve been […]