GET THE LOOK: 2017 SAG Awards Nominee, Uzo Aduba

I’m so excited that all my favorite actresses are nominated for the 2017 SAG Awards. My beauty friends and I created the SAG Awards Nominee Beauty Challenge over on YouTube were we all were tasked with recreating one of our favorite looks from a nominee. I choose my homegirl in my head, Ugo Aduba. This look was easy and not that…
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The Best Protest Signs Seen At The #WomensMarch

Today millions of women attended the Women’s March because many feel we’ve been insulted, demonized, and threatened by Trump. There were marches in DC, New York, Chicago, Charlotte…you name it women around the country were up in arms protesting our recently elected president. I’ll reframe from gassing you up with my political views because that’s what my Facebook feed is for. The march today…
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6 Apps That Will Take Your Freelance Career To The Next Level

When I first got laid off from my full time job I panicked. That is, until someone convinced me that freelancing could be a very lucrative business for me. This career path has allowed me to build skills I would have never learned otherwise. I’ve also managed to double the salary that I was making at my full-time job. So…
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9 Must-Read Foundation Tips for Girls With Dark Skin

Even though I’ve written a post about the best foundation for brown girls I still get lots of questions about how to find the right foundation for our #BlackGirlMagic complexions and how to apply it. Foundation is something that go really wrong really quick. Like, really quick! And I’ve always believed that a women’s foundation is the beginning of one of two things:…
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3 Reasons You Should Tell Your Story To The World

The world needs to hear your story. That’s what everyone kept telling me. It was 2012 and my mother had been diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. Cancer felt like a death sentence. I walked through a range of emotions that, at the time, I thought would kill me in the end. I decided to document my experience with death and grief…
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Until 2017…

I don’t know about you beauties but my 2016 was lit AF! From having my first book published to being featured in a national beauty campaign, to getting engaged (I’ll tell that story in 2017)…I’ve worked really hard and I have a lot to be grateful for.
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7 Last Minute Gifts Perfect For Your Girlfriend Who Has Everything

It’s hard to believe there are only a few days until we’re exchanging gifts under the tree with the people we adore in our lives (we still do that, right?). If you are a procrastinator like me, or left someone off of your list (gasp!), you still have a little wiggle room to grab them something special. One of my go-to…
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[CLOSED] #12DaysOfGlossy Christmas Giveaway with GlossyBox & GLAMGLOW

I know I say this every time around this time of the year but I honestly and truly (insert Joanne the scammer’s voice) I cannot believe Christmas is in just a few days. I know I’ve been neglecting my favorite beauty girls *points at you* because I haven’t posted any beauty goodness in forever. If you’re following me on social media…
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#TravelGorgeous: My LA Trip With IHG Rewards & What’s In It For You!

2016 will be forever known as the year that I fell in love with traveling. October and November were filled with non-stop travels for me and I absolutely loved it (I’m writing you from my family cruise as I type). One of my travel highlights was my trip to Los Angeles for IHG Rewards Club member’s event.
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Vlog: 5 Days With Celebrity Cruises in 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

I’m currently trying to figure out what my 2017 budget will allow me to do. Traveling is my happy place, it keeps me sane and I want to do more of it. I realized this on my last cruise on the Celebrity Equinox with Celebrity Cruises. I can’t afford a maid so I love the idea of having a room…
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