Los Angeles! Get Ready For Brunch With Eden (and ME!)

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I LOVE Los Angeles and I always look forward to visiting. So many great friends of mine live in California, and we always have a great time! And on November 11 from noon to 3 pm, you are welcome to RSVP and have fun with me and some of my FAVORITE people in natural hair. […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday Target! Inside the 50th Anniversary Bash and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

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If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you got to experience the Target Inner Circle excitement with me live as I did! But if you’re not into the whole social media thing, let me tell you all of the awesomeness I experienced last Tuesday. It was the first official meeting of the Target […]

Chicago! Get Your Tickets for Another Fine Day

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The first time I met Sam Fine was here in Chicago at the first Fine Day of Beauty — a truly special event put together by the lovely Chicago based makeup artist Viola Nicholson. The event was AMAZING. Sam Fine was already a makeup superstar to me, but seeing him speak is just next level […]

A Little Patience. Chescaleigh on Natural Hair Issues, Critics and More

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One of the most frequently asked questions, frequently addressed topics, and hot button issues in the natural hair community, is the issue of hair growth. It’s the fuel for blog posts and epic message board threads, and sparks flurries of product purchases for special hair challenges. It’s something I get asked about ALL the time, […]

Prince Welcome 2 Chicago, Opening Night. Almost Purple Rain Perfection

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It’s 12:34 pm on Tuesday, September 25. I’m still basking in the afterglow of last night’s musical experience. Last night I saw Prince live in concert for the first time. Prince gave me everything on that stage! But still, I left the concert with mixed emotions. Let me tell you why. And let this be […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]