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It’s week one of 2016 and everyone has many irons in the fire. For many people, they’ve been planning and setting goals for the New Year since the Summer or early Fall. Now, things are in full swing; new ideas, new goals and creative juices are at a high, the question is, how long will it last? View Full Post

2016 reader survey

I’ve been blogging for almost six years and I just realized that I’ve never asked who you were. Like, I don’t know where you’re from, if you went to a HBCU, or if you love fruit snacks like me (I promise you those are just jokes I don’t really want to know all of that).

Either way, your opinion and feedback means the world to me and although we chat via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat I want to know what you WANT and NEED. SO I need to hear from you!

I’d love you even more if you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey. By doing so, you will ultimately be making your life easier. Why? Because you will be helping me create content even more interesting and relevant to you! BET?

The survey is easy to fill out, and the results are completely anonymous. I won’t see who said what and I definitely won’t know if you went to a HBCU either (but you can tell me if you like, I went to Hillman College!). The best part is that you will finish in less than five minutes (unless you type mad slow and then you have bigger adult issues than I can fix). Also to sweeten the pot, I will have a few prizes for a few random participants who have completed the survey!

Once completed, the results will be posted here on le blog for all to see.

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

You could should know by now that I kinda feel naked without my glasses and I actually need 1,000 pairs to feel complete. Surprisingly I managed to unplug (kinda, I just didn’t blog for a week…who really quits social media), and during that time I went to get my eyes checked thanks to Lenscrafters. View Full Post

christmas pics gorgeous in grey

OMG it’s Christmas Eve! Also…I may or may not be really tired as I type this. Also (part 2), I might be a little semi-tipsy (read: blame this sweet red wine for any typos). But you know what, whatevs…it’s the holiday season. I’ve missed my besties back home in Baltimore and life is short so…you should have brunch with unlimited bottles of wine, yes? #JudgeMeNot

But on a serious less rambling note, I am so thankful. 2015 has been a doozy. But in all the best possible ways. And I couldn’t let another blog post go up without thanking you guys.  View Full Post

Chrissy Teigen feels

Oh the Internet! Isn’t it just the most magical thing that’s ever been invented. You find yourself 5 hours into scrolling, your eyes are weak from the thug tears you’ve just dropped and your lungs are stressed out due to all of the cackling you’ve done, but still you hold steadfast and keep those fingertips scrolling.

2015 seemed like the year of the meme/gif/video (I think we say that each year), giving us golden unicorn after golden unicorn filled with belly jerking laughs.

So I’ve taken the liberty of complying my top 15 since you know, it’s 2015 and all. Check ’em out! (Don’t forget to comment and let me know what your favorite one is) View Full Post

2015 black women who slayedHey beauties, Maui here (possibly) for the last time this year!

Those wise words came from Margaret Thatcher and they are without question; the realest words, I never wrote. Like most women, nearly all of the time, Margaret was right (LOL)! Women are and have always been doers, we seldom sit around discussing what needs to be done because we know…IT NEEDS TO BE DONE!

One of the greatest strengths of being a woman is our inclination to just do the work. We may not always be politically correct but who cares as long as we get results. We don’t approach things with our hands out or asking tons of questions; If we needed something, we get it and if we see a void; we fill it! Lastly, if the rules have to be broke, we are not afraid to break them.

This year, there were so many women who refused to be held back by anyone or anything. I’m talking about women who kicked major ass despite what others thought, women who were not afraid to fall because they knew that the chance of flying were greater. Women like you, your mother and maybe your best friend who didn’t hesitate to write their own rules even if it meant risking it all. View Full Post