Dave Chappelle Rocked Chicago – My Oddball Festival Review

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I literally just got home from the Tinley Park stop of the Oddball Comedy Festival, and normally I like to let my thoughts stew for a bit before writing a review, but I figure I should get all of this out right now while it’s still fresh. First, a tiny bit of backstory for anyone […]

10 Amazing Moments From The Janelle Monae Listening Party in Chicago

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This week kicked off with a BANG for me. Fresh from my trip to New Orleans, I had to attend a very special event. Thanks to my friends at COVERGIRL, I was invited to the special, exclusive listening party for Janelle Monae’s new album, The Electric Lady! And not only that, I got to bring […]

In Love With New Orleans! Where To Dine and Drink in The Big Easy

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  The first time I visited New Orleans was in the year 2001. My husband and I were on an epic road trip, driving from Miami to what ultimately wound up being San Francisco. We drove across the south, stopping in major cities along the way. Our first stop and our last stop before Miami, […]

Nail Stickers – Totally, Hopelessly Obsessed

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What took me so long to give nail stickers a try? My eternal nail polish dilemma – I have somewhere to be in 20 minutes and I remembered everything BUT the manicure. And having to do a rush job on your nails while managing to keep them in pristine condition for me is MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. […]

7 Things I’ve Learned In 7 Years of Blogging

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Seven years ago this week, I did something whimsical. After an evening of casual brainstorming, with the encouragement and advice of my husband and a dear friend, I bought a domain name and started this blog. I didn’t go into it thinking “OMG I’m going to create a brand and quit my day job and […]

8 Amazing Moments From My BlogHer 13 Weekend

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The past two weeks sped by me in a blur of activity. It was all events and fun and concerts and house guests and running around doing stuff! And now I’m finally coming down off the cloud, settling back into life’s little routines, and able to decompress enough to share my complete, ginormous recap on […]

You Deserve – the We Are Onyx Box

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Bellas, I’ll be honest. Not all subscription beauty boxes are made equal. You sign up and hope for the best, and sometimes you find yourself disappointed by the tiny samples, the overabundance of drugstore products you could’ve bought yourself, or the look and packaging of the box itself. Sometimes you just want more than a […]