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Come With Me to Black Girls Rock!

I make a point of watching the annual celebration of amazingness that is Black Girls Rock every year on BET. My favorite actresses hanging out with my favorite singers, paying homage to incredible women who uplift and inspire on every level. Tributes to ladies who work hard every day, who are living legends, rock stars, […]

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In Case You Need a New Copy of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings…

There’s a reason why Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the #1 best seller in American poetry on Amazon. This book has made an impact on so many. Since its release in 1970, it has changed lives, saved lives, inspired new writers to pick up a pen or a computer keyboard to […]

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4 Tips for Better Lipstick Wear

I love wearing a bold, bright lip. But honestly, sometimes a bold, bright lip doesn’t love me back. Chapped, dry lips are the enemy of bright lipsticks and glosses. There’s no better way to point out “HEY, I’ve got dry skin issues” than to slather on a creamy matte lipstick, pre-exfoliation. It’s like pointing a big […]

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6 Tips to Better Natural Hair Care That I Learned in Jamaica With Strength of Nature

So I went to Jamaica for the first time, on a special beauty editor’s trip planned by the Strength of Nature line of hair products. We had a LOT of fun, obviously (cause Jamaica), but we also learned a LOT. Hairstylist geniuses Felicia Leatherwood and Pamela Hogan were on hand to give a really informative […]

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Jamaica

Growing up in Trinidad, I believed that intra-Caribbean traveling wasn’t necessary.When you’re born and raised in a place with 80 degree weather, coconut trees and sandy beaches of its own and you’re the last of 5 kids, a “vacation” is a trip to someplace foreign and exotic like…New York. Or Los Angeles. Or Miami (all […]

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Love Your Locs – 5 Tips For Red Carpet Worthy Loc Style

  Much has been said within the last few weeks about locs and the red carpet, much of it said by folks who know little about locs in the first place. I’ll be honest with you, I found it hard to rustle up a response to the whole Giuliana Rancic/Zendaya loctroversy, because in all my […]

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Meet Me at Macy’s In Cherry Hill Mall This Saturday!

I absolutely love hosting events. I love mingling and meeting and taking selfies and connecting in person with my bellas! So I’m calling out my Philly and New Jersey bellas — this weekend, I would SO love to meet you at my style trends event! Click here for details via Macys.com!     I’ll be […]

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Try This DIY Beauty Recipe – the 3-in-1 Makeup Remover, Toner & Night Oil!

If you’re like me, you’ve got a random collection of carrier and essential oils somewhere in your beauty arsenal. If you’re like me, said random collection of essential and carrier oils is mostly just sitting there collecting dust and taking up space on your shelves. Many of us aspire to be gung-ho DIY mixtresses in […]

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Valentine’s Day Tips From an Old Married Couple

Today is Valentime’s Valentine’s Day, and I do believe it will be the 16th that my husband and I have celebrated together. This year will be 13 years that we’ve been married. While that doesn’t necessarily make us an OLD married couple, it does mean that we’ve pretty much run the gamut of the kinds of […]

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When Do You Feel Your Most Beautiful?

Recently I did an interview with my dear friend Kristen Booker — if you’re not up on her blog, Fashion Style Beauty, VISIT NOW! She offers such a fresh, individual perspective on style and self care. Anyway! I really love her series, How She Does It and I was honored to be included. She asks […]

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Forget the Grammys! Here’s 10 Songs You Slept On in 2014

Am I the only one who no longer really cares about the Grammy Awards? I remember as a kid staying up late to watch every year, and feeling tremendous excitement if my favorite singers won. Nowadays it feels like an extended eye roll. On SNL recently, the Grammy nominees were likened to “a Spotify playlist […]

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Beauty Fit For a Queen – My MBIB Top Picks!

One of the more fun parts of partnering with My Black is Beautiful has been testing and trying out the awesome array of P&G Beauty products in order to narrow down my top picks. There are SO many brands under the P&G Beauty umbrella. Which ones define Beauty Fit for a Queen? It was my […]