“Say Yes” to Ava DuVernay And Fashion Fair!

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  How amazing is Ava DuVernay? In the dazzling span of her film career, she’s blazed a trail and changed the game. She was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, for her film Middle Of Nowhere. Her first feature film, I Will Follow was critically acclaimed […]

Chicago! Join Me At The Cover FX Find Your Shade Event October 30 at Sephora!

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Chicago bellas! I’ve been a fan of Cover FX  for quite a long time — I even hosted an influencer event for them in 2012 in New York City! Back then the seed of an idea had been planted, and I’m so happy to finally see it come to fruition here in my city! I’m hosting a […]

Iman! Gabrielle! Bethann! And…Me? My Essence Upfront Panel Experience

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  I’ve said this quite a bit when asked about what it’s like to be who I am and do what I do – my job is an ever evolving, always exciting exercise in perpetually rising to the occasion. That’s the most appropriate explanation for last Thursday’s experience. I was flown to New York City, […]

Inside My AT&T It Can Wait Polish Party + Blackberry GIVEAWAY

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  The whole reasoning and concept behind AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign is heavy. In case you haven’t yet seen the commercials directed by the brilliant Werner Herzog, make sure you’ve got some tissues nearby. They’ll break your heart and make you think long and hard before you dare text and drive again. That’s the […]

Metallic Manicure – Quick Easy DIY

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They keep trying to say that nail art is a dying trend, but I refuse to believe. I see the appeal in a more sedate manicure from time to time, but my spirit is drawn to statement nails that make heads turn. Lately I’ve been into at-home pampering, and this weekend as part of my […]

Manicure Monday – All Lacquered Up’s Nail Collection Is GORGEOUS

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  One of the most beautiful things about blogging is, there’s no roadmap to success. You create your own as you go, you chart your destiny and sometimes, if you work really hard for a really long time, you can develop opportunities that are bigger than you ever dared to dream. That’s been my experience, […]

Fall Lipstick Favorites – L’Oreal Colour Riche, Mystic Kiss

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Summer, you’ve been fun. A LOT of fun. We’ve had our share of adventures and I’ll never forget you. But right now, our time is coming to an end. Like sands through the hourglass, you’re running out on me. It is just about time for it to be fall. And that means it’s time for […]