#CocoaSwatches: For Colored Girls Who Considered Buying Makeup

Hey beauties, it’s your girl Maui! I know that most of my pretty brown thangs can relate to the struggle of finding the right color makeup. You would think that it’s 1916 instead of 2016 the way these cosmetics companies exclude women of color in their marketing (don’t get me started on that). This lack of diversity is the reason that…
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10 Of The Best Face Oils To Fight Oily Skin & Breakouts (Yes, They Really Work)

We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that we should keep oil far away from our skin–whether it had been a beauty counter rep telling you, your doctor or your mama! It didn’t matter if it was oil splattering up from fried chicken pan, the natural oils we find in our skin, or organic oils. To us women, all…
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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit St. Croix

After spending five days in St. Croix, I realized the air down there is just different. St. Croix is a part of the America Caribbean and is actually the biggest of the three main islands that make up the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). It’s also probably the most underrated island in the Caribbean. The cruise industry has made St. John and St. Thomas the popular travel islands,…
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Why Fat Shaming Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated Cover Shouldn’t Be A Thing

Hey beauties, it’s your girl Maui! I don’t know if you have heard but plus size history was made a few days ago. Yes, Ashley Graham became the first plus size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated while Precious Lee became the first African-American plus-size model on the inside pages. This is a huge accomplishment for both of these curvy beauties…
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ICYMI: My Personal #BlackGirlMagic During The Red Dress Collection NYFW Show (Pics & Video)

If you missed my personal #BlackGirlMagic moment last week allow me to catch you up. In my partnership with the American Heart Association (see all the work I’ve done with them here) I was asked to host the red carpet during the Red Dress Collection fashion show presented by Macy’s and Go Red For Women.
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