Every Woman’s Worst Nightmare

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  And now for something COMPLETELY different and a topic I don’t normally address…but this week I feel compelled to because of what I saw. Red calendar via Shutterstock   Picture this. I’m stuck at the back of a crowded bus headed down a busy downtown Chicago street. I look out the window and see […]

Experiencing A Different Side of Vegas. Inside The MLife Experience

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  I’ll admit it, I had a pre-existing prejudice against Las Vegas. It was cemented by the reputation the city had built for itself, branding itself as a perpetual bachelor party that catered to those interested in gambling and indulging in extreme, excessive inebriation. A place for people with something to escape and something to […]

Afrobella Film Review – The Great Gatsby

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  Because I grew up in Trinidad, I didn’t grow up reading American literature. It was pretty much all British and Caribbean lit until I moved to America and started doing college literature classes. Naturally The Great Gatsby was an early essential, and from the first time I read it I had strong feelings about it. I […]

Five Little Independent Hair Brands Doing It Big

Little Natural Hair Brands Doing It Big

  What with the proliferation of natural hair brands taking over retail store shelves at places like Target and Walgreens, it’s even easier these days for aspiring naturals to enter into the world of natural hair products (and potential product junkie-ism). There are indie brands who have made it big, big brands who continue to […]

Fashion Fair’s 40th Anniversary Collection — All Pink Everything

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  For 40 years, women of color have known and loved Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The venerable beauty brand based in Chicago was a staple in my formative years and I know I’m not the only one who remembers that familiar pink marbleized compact being on their mother’s dresser. The brand has been through so many […]

Let’s Talk About Body Moisturizer

Favorite Indie Online Moisturizers

  I slather it on every day as soon as I get out of the shower. Some days it’s a cream, some days it’s a butter, some days it’s an oil. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize – daily body moisturizer is essential. When I was a teen and in my twenties, I knew I should’ve been […]

New Skincare to Put on Your Radar

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  I always find it very difficult to write about light fluffy things following a national event, like what Boston experienced this week. My mind and heart are truly with the victims of the marathon bombing. But I realize that sometimes you need an escape from things that are too heavy so I hope that […]