30 Essential Lipsticks For Women of Color – Drugstore Edition!

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Bellas, you LOVED my last collaboration with my favorite Los Angeles makeup artist Nicole Evans. – you guys shared, pinned and tweeted our 25 Best MAC Lipsticks For Women of Color post to the gods! Thank you so much. Via Twitter and in the comments, we kept getting requests for MORE posts like that. More […]

Spring Nail Trends to Try

Behold, my half moon manicure!

I keep hearing this word all over the place… “spring.” Apparently it’s a time of year when the sun shines and new flowers and plants shoot out of the ground. Apparently it’s supposed to happen in Chicago soon – like this week — but from looking at the bleak sky and the snow billowing past […]

7 Things I Learned At My First SXSW

Our Naturally Social panel ROCKED! From left to right me, Kristin Braswell of Carol's Daughter, Myleik of Curlbox, Jamala Johns of LeCoil, and Chescaleigh our moderator who made this happen!

I just got back from Austin last night, and my voice is doing this Lindsay Lohan/Harvey Feirstein thing that is simply not the business. I’m still basking in the afterglow of my first ever SXSW. I got to Austin on March 9, and stayed till yesterday – and I’m sad I am not there for […]

DIY Smoky Eye With Target and Napoleon Perdis!

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Quick – off the top of your head, name an eye makeup look besides a smoky eye or cat eye. Did you come up with anything immediately? Kinda challenging, right? The smoky eye has become THE look for both makeup newbies and makeup junkies. It can be intense and sexy when paired with a red […]

Beauty, Fashion and Hair! Read My Latest Posts at Glam.com

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  If you’ve noticed me posting a bit more slowly over here, it’s because I’m learning to adjust my schedule! As the latest contributing editor for Glam.com, I’m writing weekly posts on beauty, fashion, hair, and more! Click to check out some of my latest posts over at Glam.com. Naughty or Nice? MAC and Urban […]

Is It Spring Yet? Behold, the Beauty in Bloom at Target!

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The sun is out and the sky is blue, and I’m hoping it stays like this long enough to melt all the snow in Chicago! I’m SO over this winter thing. Snow on the ground and grey skies have been killing my mojo and my joie de vivre. I’m ready for leaves on the trees […]

Trinidadian Corn Soup – Perfect For The Caribbean OR Cold Weather

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  The Caribbean has a reputation for spicy food. Jerk, curry, pepper sauce – despite our already hot climate, we love our food hotter. But there’s one hot, extremely popular Trinidadian dish that left my American husband perplexed – corn soup. It is EVERYWHERE in my homeland. Sold on corners in high traffic nightlife districts, […]