Happy. Proud. Hopeful. Thank You, President Obama

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“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” – President Barack Obama, from his acceptance speech in the early morning of November […]

The Great Coconut Comparison – Naked Vs. The Real Thing

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There are many beverages I know nothing about. Don’t ask me to discuss the finer points of coffee or the subtle flavors of wine. I do know a thing or two about tea. And I know a whole lot about coconut water, based entirely on my life experience of being a Trini.     I […]

My Monif C, Boutique Larrieux Trunk Show Recap. OR, 5 Observed Truths About Plus Sized Women

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  If you were one of the lucky ladies who RSVP’d and attended the fabulous trunk show I cohosted with Monif C and Boutique Larrieux in a luxurious suite at the Waldorf Astoria a few weekends ago, you already know. This was an absolutely incredible experience for plus size women in the Midwest! Oh yes, […]

Sending Love to ALL Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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It always feels hollow and weird writing about beauty, hair and fashion in the wake of a natural disaster. Maybe people who have been affected really want that escape, that burst of happiness and lighthearted news in the wake of their devastation. Seeing the footage on the news of Hurricane Sandy swept away all the […]

Words of Wisdom from Yvette Nicole Brown

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The first time I met Yvette Nicole Brown, I was nervous. I was at a huge Hollywood event surrounded by superstars and I felt like a fish out of water. I was standing off to the side while all kinds of instantly recognizable people passed by, and I wound up saying hello to Yvette and […]

Please Support Dawnyele’s Family

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The news hit the natural hair blogosphere over the weekend and so many people I know and love are still reeling. Popular YouTube vlogger Dawnyele passed away this weekend, reportedly from complications due to pregnancy. I never met her or knew her, but from the wave of emotion I’ve been witnessing online amongst my natural […]

Why I Support Lancome’s Genifique Day (And You Should Too)

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My blogging career takes me to some amazing places. Some are decadent and glamorous. Some can be more glitter than gold. But some are just so special that it’s hard to put them into words. That was this trip that I’m about to tell you about. Lancôme Paris took me and a group of fellow […]