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 […]

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 […]

I’ll Be In NYC During Fashion Week with Curls Unleashed!

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Bellas, I can hardly keep up with myself this month. Last weekend I was in Atlanta for the truly wonderful Fro Fashion Week event at the Hotel Melia downtown. And this weekend, I’ll be in New York during all the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week madness, for two awesome natural hair related events! And you know I’ll […]

Nyssa Green Beat My Face to the Gods

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From the moment I knew I was going to Atlanta to appear as the keynote speaker for Fro Fashion Week, I had three immediate concerns. 1 – OMG I have to give a speech? And not just be on a panel with other people? Everyone will be looking at me — yikes! 2 — What […]

What Makes You Pretty Powerful?

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Sometimes I really wish that the 32 year old me could go back and talk to 13 year old me, and let her know that everything was going to be alright. I wish I could tell her that the skills and resilience she gained in school would stand her in great stead down the road. […]

Cicely Tyson’s Red Carpet Beauty Secrets, From Her Amazing Makeup Artist, Damone Roberts!

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Let me tell you about when I met Damone Roberts. It was in 2009, I was still living in Miami and still had a regular day job, and I was attending a beauty event dedicated to women of color at Macy’s…I wanna say in Aventura Mall. In those days I was still at the paper, […]

Octavia Spencer – Red Carpet Beauty Secrets!

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Octavia Spencer has been making waves on the red carpet, but in my opinion – not for the right reasons. Nobody wants to talk about how beautiful she is, how luminous her skin is, or what she’s wearing. The media is obsessed with issues like weight, size, and how many pairs of Spanx she may […]