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As if skincare isn’t confusing enough now we see another trend; “alphabet creams.” BB, CC, and now DD creams first gained popularity in Korea, and have recently caught on in America. But what in the world do all those letters stand for, and what do these creams actually do? I chatted with Board Certified NYC dermatologist Dr. Kally Papantoniou who decodes it all. View Full Post

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Hey there! Maui here.

If you beauties are anything like me, you live for a good book. Regardless of the genre, a good book will have you locked in for hours (even days) at a time. A book does many things for the reader, of course it entertains but books also; inspire, empower and educate. The right book will take you from broke to boss and everywhere in between, all you have to do is pay attention and adsorb the knowledge.

As a young girl, books helped me escape my reality. As a teen and young adult, books helped me realize that life held greater possibilities than I ever imagined. Now, as a woman, books have educated and empowered me to live to my full potential. Yeah, I can’t deny…I am a true nerd girl.

With so many women on the heels of greatness, I encourage all of you beauties to pick up a book. Allow yourself to be educated and enriched from the prospective of someone who has slayed the giant that you are battling. Many times that additional insight is all we need to go to the next level.

Truth is, even women with the most recognized brands, who are making major boss moves in their industries can benefit from the knowledge that a good book distributes. In the event that you are a little behind on your reading or need some suggestions, I have a few good books to share. These books will surely bring out the girl boss in you and inspire you to take over the world no matter what field you desire to excel in. View Full Post

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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

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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

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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

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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