Metallic Manicure – Quick Easy DIY

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They keep trying to say that nail art is a dying trend, but I refuse to believe. I see the appeal in a more sedate manicure from time to time, but my spirit is drawn to statement nails that make heads turn. Lately I’ve been into at-home pampering, and this weekend as part of my […]

How Do You Reach Someone Like Sheryl Underwood?

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There I was, minding my own business, when Luvvie popped up in my g chat. “Luvvie: you posting bout sheryl underwood or nah? bella: girl…I literally just sighed so heavy I will. Should I? I should. right? I guess? *sigh* Luvvie: lol well i think on this issue, your voice is important this is your […]

Manicure Monday – All Lacquered Up’s Nail Collection Is GORGEOUS

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  One of the most beautiful things about blogging is, there’s no roadmap to success. You create your own as you go, you chart your destiny and sometimes, if you work really hard for a really long time, you can develop opportunities that are bigger than you ever dared to dream. That’s been my experience, […]

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 […]

Fall Lipstick Favorites – L’Oreal Colour Riche, Mystic Kiss

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Summer, you’ve been fun. A LOT of fun. We’ve had our share of adventures and I’ll never forget you. But right now, our time is coming to an end. Like sands through the hourglass, you’re running out on me. It is just about time for it to be fall. And that means it’s time for […]

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, […]