Team Taylor Townsend! Reasons To Love This New Tennis Superstar

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  When I was a teenager, I was sent to tennis lessons. I spent weekend mornings running around and picking up tennis balls, all under the tutelage of an elderly gentleman named Mr. Valentine. Mr. Valentine was a very forthright gentleman and after some time had passed, my parents asked him for his opinion on […]

What Maya Angelou Taught Me About Beauty With Just One Poem

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On May 28th I got up early, made tea and toast, puttered around my apartment unloading the dishwasher and throwing clothes in the washing machine. Regular, routine life stuff. I’d planned to blog about an amazing new chicken recipe I discovered before heading to a dentist’s appointment. It was going to be the most mundane […]

The Way It Made Me Feel – My Reaction to Michael Jackson’s Hologram At The Billboard Awards

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I didn’t watch all of the Billboard Music Awards, I was just waiting for the Michael Jackson performance. For a while now they’ve been promoting the Michael Jackson performance as something new, unprecedented, one of a kind and spectacular, so how could I not watch? My formative years were studded with similar moments, gathering around […]

What I Learned About Fitness From The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper at SELF Magazine’s Workout In the Park

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I’ve been aware of the annual SELF Magazine Workout in the Park event for quite some time now – it’s  been going on for 21 years and I’ve written about it several times, from my Miami newspaper days until now. In all that time that I’ve been aware of this annual, multi-city event, I’ve never […]

Lupita’s Lancôme Look – The Products Used In Her Official First Photo!

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Since posting the news about Lupita Nyong’o’s new role as the ambassadress of Lancôme, I’ve seen quite a few misconceptions online. Allow me to address them one by one! #1 – Lupita Nyong’o is NOT Lancôme’s first ever woman of color representative. Arlenis Sosa has been a spokesmodel for the brand since 2009. Lupita is their […]

Lupita For LANCOME! The News We’ve All Been Waiting For!

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After Lupita Nyong’o burst onto the scene during awards season — stealing our hearts with her beauty and bubbly personality and making us swoon with her fashion sense – her fans became invested and truly, passionately outspoken. Lupita’s feature of her lipgloss during the Academy Awards caused the product to sell out immediately. Fans were […]

Santigold For Smashbox – New Makeup From One Of My Favorite Musicians!

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I’ve been a fan of Santi White AKA Santigold for quite some time now – since she called herself Santogold, I’ve been bumpin’ her music. Santigold is a woman with style, with a distinctive aesthetic. She’s long been an innovator and an underground favorite. So it’s perfect that her first makeup collection would be with […]