Santigold For Smashbox – New Makeup From One Of My Favorite Musicians!

Santigold for Smashbox

I’ve been a fan of Santi White AKA Santigold for quite some time now – since she called herself Santogold, I’ve been bumpin’ her music. Santigold is a woman with style, with a distinctive aesthetic. She’s long been an innovator and an underground favorite. So it’s perfect that her first makeup collection would be with […]

Lupita Nyong’o's Makeup – Get The Look From Her Makeup Artist Nick Barose

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There are so, so many reasons to love, respect and admire Lupita Nyong’o, but from a beauty perspective she truly makes my heart flutter. Just by being, by wearing her hair the way she wants to and rocking every color in the rainbow, she debunks so many foolish and old school beauty perceptions that still […]

Inside my Target ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood 2014 Red Carpet Experience

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Last week, I went to Los Angeles to be the official red carpet correspondent for Target at the 2014 Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it was, or how much I learned from the experience. You see, I’m a writer and I’m a very stereotypical Pisces. I […]

I’m Your Official Target Red Carpet Correspondent For 2014’s Essence Black Women in Hollywood!

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In 2012, when I attended my first Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, I felt so nervous, and so out of place. I felt underdressed and unprepared and awkward, while surrounded by Hollywood’s elite. Luvvie and I were in awe of everything. I expressed that feeling of awkwardness and not belonging to awesome actress Yvette […]

Defining Moments in Black Beauty History – The TV Edition

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In 2013 I got ambitious for Black History Month, and decided to kick off a month-long series on black beauty history. I titled it 28 Moments in Black Beauty History, intending there to be a new post every day. Things were going great at the beginning. I wrote informative, research-heavy posts about Josephine Baker and […]

I Love Queen Latifah’s GRAMMY Makeup! Sam Fine Spills The Details

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A little backstory before the post: About a week ago, I was in Los Angeles on an assignment and I had the good fortune of going backstage to a taping of The Queen Latifah Show. I went to visit my friend, celebrity makeup artist and beauty influencer Sam Fine — he’s Queen Latifah’s official makeup […]

Island Pride – Tessanne Wins The Voice!

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  I’m not usually one for reality show singing competitions, but two main factors can suck me into any kind of television programming. #1 – show me a competitor with true, raw, undeniable talent and #2 – let me know that someone on the show is from the Caribbean and is proud to represent our […]