I Met Alfre Woodard In The Bathroom at Essence Black Women In Hollywood + Other Cool Things From That Night

Attending the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event with Lincoln Motor Company was without a doubt the highlight of my 2017 and it’s only February. For the 10th anniversary of the magical publication’s most coveted Black girl magic bash, they held no punches. The room was brimming with legends and next-generation game changers. The little girl inside of me who would lock herself…
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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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I did my first commercial & ain’t gonna lie…it was DOPE AF!

HOW DID I GET HERE? In case you missed it, I did a commercial for Burlington that aired during the Soul Train Awards (skip forward to see that video). For clarity, I want you to know that I pinch myself often and hard. On most days I’m very in awe of my journey and where it has taken me.
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My trip to Belize in 5 minutes [VIDEO]

Storytime: So one night I was up on my phone Facebook surfing until the Sandman attacked my eyelids. It must have been around midnight or maybe later. My good good girlfriend, Danielle Young (if you follow me on social than you already know her) posted that she had just found one of those flight deals and bought had bought herself a…
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What NOT to do when live tweeting the BET Awards

The BET Awards are coming up and it’s no surprise that we’ll all come together in Twitterland to watch and tweet. This may be one of the most anticipated awards shows for #BlackTwitter since #OscarsSoWhite and that awful interesting Prince tribute on the Billboard Music Awards.
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Mothers (Including ME!) Reveal The Real Reasons You Should Appreciate Them [VIDEO]

So! Did you know that I am a mother? Yep! My son will be 21 years old this August, SHAT! (yes that also means that I am 39 and maybe unicorns have blessed my skin care regimen #MelaninRocks). Point is, I’ve done this. This meaning motherhood. I’ve got lots of stories. From funny, to sad to “OMG he did what?” and…
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My Real Thoughts On Disney’s “The Jungle Book” [VIDEO]

  I remember watching The Jungle Book as a child. Back then, I wasn’t aware of the life lessons that existed in this movie. It was all about the “bear necessities”. Tell me you don’t know that song?! Fast forward to today and the movie represents so much more. Thanks to Disney I was able to see an advanced screening of the…
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MUST-TRY BEAUTY HACK: How To Create A Smokey Eye In 60 Seconds

Listen lovahs! It’s time to put away your eyeshadow palettes. Seriously! Even though I love a good eye palette, I never really have time to put all that work in. But my love for a good smoky eye will prevail. So I figured out how to do a smoky eye in SIXTY SECONDS! Yes.
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5 Tips You Need To Know Before Wearing Matte Liquid Lipsticks

In case you haven’t gotten any of my previous memos, matte lips are the hottest beauty trend EVER! From hot pinks to deep burgundies, celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Kim Kardashian, Solange and more have been spotted on the red carpet rocking these bold velvety shades.
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MACY’S Rising Stars in Social Media Panel Discussion, Featuring Me! [VIDEO]

Last month I was honored as a “Rising Star in Social Media” by Macy’s Inc as part of their Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month campaign. I was a featured panelist alongside marketing strategist and co-owner of “Curators Of Defining Experiences,” Alicia Gooding, and men’s style bloggers, Kenneth Kyrell and Jovel Roystan. 
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