Jada Pinkett is one beauty who reminds me of why I love my brown skin. If you ever wonder what good living and success looks like just take a peak at her new feature in Uptown Magazine. What I love most about Jada is her growth from my hometown of Baltimore to conquer the streets of Hollywood. She talks to Uptown Magazine about her family and career sacrifices, the fame of her children, and dealing with the lost of 3 of her family members. Continue reading →
After watching the trailer for Dark Girls I was left with many questions about the Black American culture. Are we really that racist with each other? Do young black girls really wish to be lighter or more importantly, white? Are black men aiding in our self esteem issues by gawking and praising the exotic look? That last question was a stretch but these are all questions that I’ve posed inside my social circle. Continue reading →
It feels like I just came back from my Vegas vacay (especially since I just unpacked yesterday – literally). But it really was a month ago. Lord knows I am so ready to go again! This Friday in our Friend Friday group we’re asking, “Now that summer is in full swing… and vacations are coming up, let’s talk about what you’re packing to take on vacation“. Continue reading →
If you’re on your blogger game then you’ve already read my last blog post about the beauty bloggers who were selected to create a collection for MAC Cosmetics. At first glance when I saw the collection even I admitted that it didn’t appear cohesive. I have not seen this collection in person nor have any tutorials been published yet, so it’s just my opinion from the ONE image that was released.This is not to say I wasn’t madly in love with the idea of these beauty bloggers creating these products. And I’m not just saying this because I am a blogger. The blogging community is taking over and it would be idiotic of any brand not to take advantage of this wave. And by brand I mean anyone with a business or talent! Continue reading →
Is life different for women who are darker than most?
That’s the question that Bill Duke asks as he directs and produces and amazing documentary, Dark Girls, that explores our attitudes about skin in the Black American culture. The film is set to be released in the Fall/Winter 2011.
I applaud films that make us think and question why something is the way it is. Sometimes that saying “it is the way is” doesn’t have to be the norm. Similiar to Chris Rock’s Good Hair this film takes a deep look into how Black Americans view each other. Searching for solutions surrounding our own racist behaviors. In the trailer below, Bill Duke takes the testimonies of several dark skinned women who recall their experiences as a young child. Continue reading →
Hey guys, I wanted to do a quick XOXO post to you all. I deeply appreciate your love and support. It amazes me tremendously that people really give a ish about what I have to say. Even more I am amazed that people trust my opinion on fashion and beauty.
I started blogging just to share my love for fashion and beauty and it quickly turned into a lifestyle blog as I do love my life in general. But as my blog grows I realize I won’t be relevant by merely just copying and pasting information – yes I am guilty of this too. As I focus more on my content I fell in love with writing (again) and I realize I want to do more than just blog for my own personal reasons. I’ve reached out to a few other media outlets and I am happy to say I will be freelancing a lot more. Continue reading →