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

Favorite Indie Online Moisturizers

  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 […]

New Skincare to Put on Your Radar

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  I always find it very difficult to write about light fluffy things following a national event, like what Boston experienced this week. My mind and heart are truly with the victims of the marathon bombing. But I realize that sometimes you need an escape from things that are too heavy so I hope that […]

Monday Manicure. Spring! Pastel! Nails!

Spring Pastel Nails

  I’ve been seeing these really cute springtime manicures on Pinterest, where the girls paint their nails in various pastel shades, each nail in a different color. SO CUTE. I’m not here for all pastels (I’m not a baby pink kind of girl), but there are some really really cute new pastel nail polishes out […]

Rumble With The Bee – Interview With The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee

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  This post has nothing to do with Lil Kim. And everything to do with coming face to face with your TV faves. I’m a big fan of The Daily Show, so when my friends at Dove told me the April Truth Day they wanted me to come to NYC for was being hosted by […]

Inside Dove’s April Truth Day. Discover The Real Deal With Cleansers

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  Dove is one of my favorite beauty brands for many reasons. They’re a legacy brand known for consistently great quality skincare, and advertising I can totally get behind. Their whole brand aesthetic is about healthy beauty on your own terms, which is what I’m about! So when Dove invited me to NYC, to experience […]

How To Look More Glamorous, Instantly

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Several years ago, a good friend in the beauty industry told me something that I didn’t quite believe. She said that brown eyeshadow made you look glamorous and wealthy, and took her beauty game up a whole nother level. This good friend is a woman of color with a fabulous, deep chocolate complexion. I didn’t […]