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My recent trip to the Caribbean with Princess Cruises has me feening hard for Summer. But lucky for you (mainly me, LOL), summer is right around the corner, we hope.

I know some of you are going to be traveling to some amazing new places this year (shout out to those travel deals). I wanted to share with you what’s in my travel beauty bag and a quick makeup travel look. It’s one of the main questions that I get asked. What’s in my makeup bag…when I travel? View Full Post

care package

While this post is sponsored by o.b.® tampons via Socialstars, you beauties know that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible! #OBelievers

Ladies how many times do we get excited when our friends and family buys us a gift just because? You know that gift your boyfriend gets you on a random Wednesday. Or that gift your mom got you just to say how proud she is of you. I don’t know about you but I know I love when my guy writes me little notes, or my Aunt makes me my favorite home cooked meal, or my bff buys me slippers because she knows my feet are faithfully cold.  It really is the thought that counts! View Full Post

brandice henderson

I first met Brandice Henderson Daniel (congrats on the nuptials) when I worked at Hello Beautiful. I was invited to cover Harlem’s Fashion Row at the Apollo Theatre. I hiked it all the way from Brooklyn to Harlem and back to experience the start of something grand!  View Full Post

Quit Your Day Job-1

Actually YES! I’ve done it myself…twice! While being an entrepreneur is the scariest nerve-wrecking thing you will ever do, it’s also the most liberating experience you will ever have.

As I was watching the premiere of Oxygen’s new series, “Quit Your Day Job” I couldn’t help but to reflect on my own entrepreneurial journey (catch up by reading this post). It’s been almost four years since I traded my boring sucky, yet stable and well-paying, government job for my wildly fabulous and at most times unpredictable life in New York. From my mother’s unexpected death, to bouncing from Manhattan couch to Brooklyn couch for 8 months, I’ve got a ton of not-so glamorous stories to tell you. But…I have no regrets and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. View Full Post

WHM Women Who Have Changed The World

As women, we exude power! We don’t need men (although who’s gonna change those lightbulbs), the media or this society to validate us. However, one thing we do require is representation and recognition.

We’ve made huge strides in the fields of politics, science, art and entertainment. But one thing we want to emphasize is that the only reason we are at this point today is because of the women who have come before us.

Thank God Congress gave us our own month and here at GIG, we’re taking it and running with it!  From Rosa Parks to Michelle Obama, we are celebrating the great contributions women have made to American culture. We’re grateful for the women who had their firsts so that we didn’t have our lasts. We’re grateful for their audaciousness because it fed us the potion of resilience. And hey, we’re grateful for all of you women who are killing it in the game.

There are too many women in our nation’s history to count, but we’re sharing a good chunk that you may or may not know of! Nothing wrong with expanding our minds and supporting women who are doing and have done great things.

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auto show

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is coming to New York City March 25- April 3, 2016 and I’m a little excited. Deep down inside, under my trillions of makeup palettes and red lipsticks, I’m a bit of a car fanatic. And by fanatic I mean if I were a millionaire I’d collect cars that would sit in my driveway only to drive one on Sunday afternoons. Anyways!

If you’re in town and want to go to NYIAS, jump ahead and enter the giveaways at the bottom of this post.  View Full Post