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  • Get Into my We Are ONYX December BOGO Box!
    I’ve been a fan of the We Are ONYX box since 2013, and I love the space they have carved out for themselves in the subscription box space. To me, they are amongst the very best in catering specifically to beauty for us and presenting a variety of i…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 2:32pm -
  • Groupon– The Easiest Spa Appointments In Town! Get Yours Right Here
    People ask me all the time, where my go-to manicure places are, or what my favorite spas in Chicago are. I usually try to give a recommendation based on location, treatment or price point, but I’ll be honest with y’all. Sometimes I really don’t…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 10:27am -
  • Issa Rae Reps COVERGIRL’s Melting Pout Metallics So Well!
    Without a doubt, Issa Rae has stepped into her light and her purpose and it is glorious to behold. I adore her and the squad on Insecure. And I LOVE seeing her shine as one of the latest COVERGIRL representatives, giving awkward black girls new goals…
    - 15 days ago 27 Nov 17, 3:40pm -
  • Come With Me to the Harlem Fine Arts Show, Courtesy of COUNTRY Financial!
    This post and giveaway is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial November in Chicago means crisp air, falling leaves and a return to glamorous indoor events. It’s the time of year for evening gowns and fabulous coats, suits and shiny shoes, arts and cultur…
    - 27 days ago 15 Nov 17, 1:07pm -
  • Stocking Stuffers Galore –L’Occitane Advent Calendars Make Great Gifts!
    This post is in partnership with the CJ Affiliate VIP Content Service, and sponsored by L’Occitane There’s a debate at our home every year, right around this time. Call it The Great Tree Debate. My husband is in the Tree-After-Thanksgiving-And-Ne…
    - 27 days ago 15 Nov 17, 7:35am -

Tribe Called Curl

  • Should African Americans Boycott Black Friday?
    Black Americans are fed up.  We’re bone tired of having to rail against the system for the right to exist.  We’ve been consistently denied the pursuit of the happiness since the founding father’s claimed everyone was entitled to it *except us…
    - 13 Oct 15, 5:17pm -
  • How to Get Away With Murder Recap Season 2 Episode 3
    By: Chanel Lee Last week was all sex, threats and murdaaaaa!! And it looks like we’ll be getting more of the same this episode. Come on, let’s do it! (Pun definitely intended.) We open where we left off last week, with Conspiracy to Commit Murder…
    - 12 Oct 15, 7:00pm -
  • Plus Size Fall Lookbook & Makeover Contest
    A milestone birthday provides a great opportunity to reassess your life, mostly because it hits you that time is fleeting, whether you’re satisfied or not.   This year I turned 40, and after my mom called to gleefully inform me that I’m now mid…
    - 12 Oct 15, 6:22pm -
  • How to Get Away With Murder Recap Season 2 Episode 2
    By: Chanel Lee It’s muuuurddddaaaaa! Sorry, that joke’s been percolating in my head for the past three days, and I like to pay things forward. Last time we were here, we found out that Annalise left her girlfriend for Sam, said GF is now Nate’s…
    - 12 Oct 15, 10:13am -
  • How to Get Away With Murder Recap Season 2 Episode 1
    By: Chanel Lee WOW. Annalise had a girlfriend. Annalise had a girlfriend?? Annalise had a grhsalbljhfkd …. Sorry, that was my brain exploding up against my living room wall after realizing that Annalise Keating’s last ex before she married Sam wa…
    - 1 Oct 15, 7:24pm -
  • When Infertility is a Black Thing
    This week, Tyra Banks and model Chrissy Teigen shared their infertility struggles on their new show The Fab Life. It’s a topic that’s still discussed in hushed tones in our community. After all, according to the prevailing narrative, infertility…
    - 25 Sep 15, 3:23pm -
  • 10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
    “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” ― Gwendolyn Brooks Do you remember where you were when Hurricane Katrina struck? When thousands of stranded Black bodies flashed across t…
    - 29 Aug 15, 7:28am -
  • Dee Barnes Versus the Misogyny of NWA and Dr. Dre
    Dee Barnes at a Hennessy event in Los Angeles on Oct. 29, 2008. Photo Credit: Maury Phillips/WireImage   This weekend, N.W.A. made history, again. The rap group’s biopic Straight Outta Compton grossed over 60 million dollars at the box office, a f…
    - 19 Aug 15, 3:33pm -
  • Why I Won’t Mock Barvetta Singletary
    Photo Credit: The Free Beacon 37-year old Barvetta Singletary will no doubt be the subject of a thousand memes and punch lines.   According to the Washington Post, on Friday,  the White House staffer was arrested and charged with first-degree assa…
    - 11 Aug 15, 2:55pm -
  • Sandra Bland and the Price of Dignity
    Reading through Sandra Bland’s autopsy report is like being back in ninth grade biology class. It is eleven pages of tedious scientific terminology that reduce Sandra’s painful and tragic death to a ‘ligature furrow around her neck’.   With…
    - 5 Aug 15, 1:23pm -

The Gentlemen's Standard

  • The Standard #45
    A wise gentleman understands that his reward and blessings in life are not entirely his own to selfishly possess. Rather, his reward and blessings are meant to fuel his purpose, and his purpose – in some form or another – should be enhancing and…
    - 3 days ago 9 Dec 17, 6:22pm -
  • The Standard #44
    An emotionally intelligent gentleman fully understands that the regular practice of deep introspection is vitally crucial to personal learning and growth. Affording oneself a quiet interval of thoughtful reflection is a fantastic opportunity to revea…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 10:06am -
  • Review – Dolce & Gabbana – Light Blue Intense
    To be perfectly honest, this particular review is woefully long overdue. Managing both my professional and personal life is still quite the challenge. Nevertheless, with the holiday season officially underway, I determined that there was not a better…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 5:32pm -
  • Style & Substance – Magnanni – Jamin
    With excited preparation for the fall season, I have dutifully embraced the task of scouring the gentleman’s marketplace for the perfect pair of monk strap shoes. Currently, I own two pairs: the standard, traditional black and brown pairs. Neverthe…
    - 49 days ago 24 Oct 17, 10:49pm -
  • Daddy Diary – Fatherhood is Also…
    My previous daddy stories have generally focused on the challenges, albeit with a twist of humor, of being a parent. Today, I wanted to focus on those moments that spontaneously elicits that feeling of warmth and joy that makes being a parent a bless…
    - 58 days ago 15 Oct 17, 11:09am -
  • The Standard #43
    The wise gentleman comprehends the strength and value of living a life of integrity. During critical affairs arising from a moral or ethical dilemma, a learned gentleman is wisely deliberate and unequivocal regarding his ideological position. H…
    - 14 Aug 17, 7:17pm -
  • The Standard #42
    A gentleman understands that position and power should not be prostituted for profit and pleasure. Rather, an honorable gentleman understands his platform is erected upon pillars of purpose and principle. Embracing a mission of justice and service,…
    - 5 Aug 17, 4:17pm -
  • Review – Dolce & Gabbana – Velvet Cypress
    Offering full transparency, my current role of supervisor in supply chain management continues to be physically and emotionally taxing. The complex universe of people management is a strenuous exercise in patience, empathy, and conflict resolution. I…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:18am -
  • Standard Recommendations – Jack Black – Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap w/ Blue Lotus & Lava Rock
    Alright, allow me to address a significant detail that could prove to be problematic for some gentlemen: The Jack Black Turbo Body Bar is going to cost you $15.00 per bar. Yes, there is not a need to reload the page and read the previous sentence aga…
    - 14 Jun 17, 11:26pm -
  • Review – Kenneth Cole – Kenneth Cole Black Bold

    - 1 Jun 17, 5:25pm -

Black Girl with Long Hair

All the Pretty Birds

  • NYFW SS 2016: make up trends
    NYFW SS 2016: Makeup TrendsBy Michela MarraHey Pretty Birds,New York is our first stop for this Fashion Month. Besides attending fashion shows, we made our way backstage to scope out makeup trends for the upcoming season.
    - 16 Sep 15, 10:39am -
  • Celebrating Jordana Warmflash of Novis
    Hey There Pretty Birds,Two nights ago Sherri McMullen (founder of McMullen Boutique based in the Bay Area) and I co-hosted a dinner in honor of Jordana Warmflash, founder and designer of Novis. The idea of the dinner came about from Sherri’s desi…
    - 16 Sep 15, 8:31am -
  • NYFW DAY 6 – These Birds Are Looking Good!
    Hey There Pretty Birds,How have you been? How were your weekends and Mondays? Here is a selection of what I saw on the street yesterday. What do you think? I've been pretty impressed with what I've seen over the past few days. I have really liked t…
    - 15 Sep 15, 1:03pm -
  • Pretty Bird Interview With Elana Nathan
    Pretty Bird Interview with Elana Nathan by Roki PrunaliIt is not so often that we give praise to the behind the scenes people that basically keep everything together. Sure creativity is needed to thrive, but a good business sense is equally importa…
    - 15 Sep 15, 4:54am -
  • NYFW DAY 4 & 5 – These Birds Are Looking Good!
    Check out my favorite Street Style Looks from Day 4 and 5 of NYFW!
    - 14 Sep 15, 4:39pm -
  • Venice Film Festival: top beauty looks
    Venice Film Festival: top beauty looksBy Michela MarraHello Pretty Birds,These days all eyes are on the red carpet for the Venice Film Festival. We, too, are carefully following and commenting on the best looks. Check out the photo gallery an…
    - 14 Sep 15, 9:05am -
  • Fashion Week Beauty Bag
    Fashion Week Beauty BagBy Michela MarraHey Pretty Birds,Here we are, ready for Fashion Week: New York, London, Milan and Paris, we’ll be out and about to scope out the best looks for summer 2016. Going back and forth between the catwalk and…
    - 14 Sep 15, 5:09am -
  • NYFW DAY 3 – These Birds Are Looking Good!
    Shiona, Leandra and Ella!
    - 12 Sep 15, 1:38pm -
  • Jason Wu NYFW Spring 2016
    Pretty Birds, Jason Wu was absolutely fabulous! There are so many looks I want to be wearing now, but have to wait until next year. What do you pretty birds think?
    - 12 Sep 15, 8:43am -
  • NYFW DAY 2 – These Birds Are Looking Good!
    NYFW DAY 2 - These Birds Are Looking Good! by Tamu McPhersonHey There Pretty Birds,It's so nice to be back in NYC. I haven't been since last fashion week, and it's always so nice to see what the girls are wearing here.I touched down on Wednesday,…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:38pm -

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- 2 Jun 15, 11:15pm -

Curly Nikki

  • newTell Us What You Love About Your Work For A Chance To Win These Harlem Candles!
    The "Holiday" & "Langston" CandleIt's another Tuesday, another chance to win day!Wouldn't it be nice to fill your home with the scent of Billie Holiday or Langston Hughes? Imagine the inspiration it could bring...Well, all you have to do is tell us w…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 11:25am -
  • newLiberal White Women On Why Conservative White Women Vote Against Themselves
    Photo via nbcnews.comBy Erickka Sy SavanéLike many, I have been following the Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Senate race in Alabama. One minute, Democrat Doug Jones is ‘leading’ in polls in this state that Dems haven’t carried since 1992. Then two s…
    - 21 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:04pm -
  • 5 Reasons You Should STOP Searching For Your Soul Mate
    By Cia EdwardsAnd they lived happily ever after… Or maybe they didn’t. As soon as our hormones kick in, we tend to gravitate to the notion that we have to find our “soul mate.” Or even the idea that there is someone out there who matches our…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • And The Winners Of The Taitu's Botanicals Hair & Body Bundle Is...
    Taitu's Botanicals Tea Tree & Lavender Hair & Body BundleHappy Monday Ladies!Are you ready to find out the two winners of the Taitu's Botanicals Tea Tree & Lavender Hair & Body Bundle?!?!ContinueTaitu's Botanicals Tea Tree & Lavender Hair & Body Bund…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • How to Instantly Level Up.
    The instant you consciously choose to shift from feeling like yourself to feeling like yourSELF, your whole life trajectory changes. You level up.Let’s do it together, right now. Notice your breath. In. Out. Nice! Smile, 😊 BIGGER 😆 Now, list…
    - 2 days ago 10 Dec 17, 7:13pm -
  • The Only Choice That Matters.
    Today, there’s only one choice that matters. You have to stay conscious enough to choose your ‘go(o)d vibe’ over your ‘shook vibe’, regardless of circumstances.Can you stand firm in your go(o)d feels—unbothered, unshook, smiling and at pe…
    - 2 days ago 10 Dec 17, 1:20pm -
  • Do Men Feel Entitled To Sex?
    By Veronica WellsA couple of months ago, I was interviewing three women about sex over the age of 50, for my website NoSugarNoCream. During the conversation, the youngest woman in the group explained that she was so thankful that when she’s not in…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 1:04pm -
  • Holiday Shopping Inspiration From IndigoStyle Vintage, Brooklyn
    IndigoStyle Vintage in BKBy Erickka Sy Savané, Styled by Dani G.I'm a vintage girl. Always have been. There's something about finding gently-used gems that no one else will have at a fraction of the retail price that turns me on. So when Sheryl Robe…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:39pm -
  • Anita Hill & Our Aunties: How Black Women Help & Hinder The Fight Against Sexual Assault
    Anita HillBy Veronica WellsThese past few months have been consumed with talk of sexual harassment. For the rest of his life, at least in the public space, Harvey Weinstein will be this generation's poster child for sexual assault and harassment. Eve…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • You are JOY, being human!
    Today, you will remember what’s important. You will remember that you have a choice.Continue!>>>Look at you, you’re already smiling! 😊You’re so damn gorgeous when you’re being yourSELF! Your energy is changing. You’re starting to feel a…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 11:05am -
  • Bring Life To Limp Curls With This Easy & Affordable DIY Protein Treatment
    Jasmine aka CurlyGaisha Winter is upon us and already you may have noticed that your curls are feeling the chill. No worries! CurlyGaisha has got you with this easy and affordable DIY protein treatment that is sure to bring bounce, pep and step to y…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 11:31am -
  • Did Someone Say, 'Licorice Root For Impeccable Skin?!'
    Photo via Scarsandspots.comBy Jashima Wadehra Do you know how you ALWAYS wish you had listened to what your mama told you when you were young? “Don’t wear foundation too young,” she said. “Don’t rub your eyes, you’ll get wrinkles." “Was…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 11:19am -
  • The Upgrade.
    I see you, guuuhhlll! Got that hair popping, I like your lippie too! 💄 Is it new? Nah? Your energy ain’t either, apparently. Look at you— just scrolling, serving resting bitch face and reading this with that same old, played vibe from yesterda…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 11:13am -
  • Sherri Is Naturally Glam & A Mental Health Professional To Boot!
    Sherri NewsonNaturally Glam is baaaaaack with a new twist! In addition to chatting it up about our fav topic-HAIR- we’re diving in a little deeper, finding out more about the beautiful baddies that make up CurlyNikki! Up next we have Sherri, origin…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 10:50am -
  • Honey on the Blade: The Artivism of Liza Jessie Peterson
    Liza Jessie Peterson by Yoshinori HashimotoBy Sharon Pendana Liza Jessie Peterson is an "artivist," her art and her activism conjoined. With a deep sense of justice, it is her Libran calling to balance its scales. "I’m an artist, but my advocacy i…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 12:25pm -
  • 12 Podcasts You Need In Your Life Starting Today
    2 Dope Queens PodcastBy CultClassiq via xonecoleTake a moment to say “congratulations” to yourself today.Why? Well, 2017 was your year, and 2018 is too. As driven women, we often decide whether a year was “our year” based on what we accomplis…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 11:50am -
  • This Morning Elixir Will Make You Forget All About That Cup Of Joe!
    By Jashima WadehraI am ALL about the wellness train that defined 2017. I am not, however, the most well-versed on spending hours peeling, chopping and blending my nutrients into instagram- worthy mason jar smoothies. I used to be a start-my-mornin…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 11:07am -
  • Nikki's #BeHerNow Workshop Dec 15th (FULL)
    500 RSVPs in less than 24 hours. For 30 seats. 😩 🙏🏾 I am overwhelmed by the support and feel a huge sense of responsibility to introduce you to your real selves. Please wear comfy clothes (you still cute, tho) and bring a pillow or yoga mat…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 10:40am -
  • RSVP for Nikki's 'Be Her Now' Workshop! #WholeLifeTransformation #DMV
    DMV!!! Join me on Dec 15th at 6:30pm for an intimate evening of empowerment, meditation, transformation and all the go(o)d feels! To RSVP for this free event, email (there are only 30 seats!). Can’t wait to meet you and watc…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 1:37pm -
  • Crying In Public: Sign Of Weakness Or Strength?
    By: Maya WrightI’m an emotional person, if that’s what you want to call it. It’s not something I apologize for (because, why should I?)—but I do feel sorry for it; that is, when I allow myself to be that kind of vulnerable with someone who si…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 1:16pm -
  • Tell Us Your Fav Websites & Why? For A Chance To Win This Taitu's Botanicals Hair & Body Bundle!
    Taitu's Botanicals Tea Tree & Lavender Hair & Body BundleHola Mamacitas!We've got another fab giveaway! This week, we're asking you to tell us your favorite websites and why for a chance to win 2 Taitu's Botanicals Tea Tree & Lavender Hair & Body Bun…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 11:15am -
  • Watch These Little Naturals Handle Sunday Washday Like Champs!
    Railey aka 'Sweet' & Danica aka 'Squeeze' Hi Ladies,We all know that Sunday Washday for many naturals can be a drag, but these little ladies handle it like champs, and remind us what it feels like to be a kid again! See how this mom uses Mielle Orga…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 9:15am -
  • First we feel Go(o)d, then we do the things. #Inspired
    Feel go(o)d FIRST, then get out of bed. Feel go(o)d and then give that talk. Feel go(o)d, then write. Feel go(o)d, then spend time with the kids. Feel go(o)d and then check your feed, or don’t.😂 When you’re feeling go(o)d, the things you do ch…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 7:30am -
  • Stop Waiting.
    Don’t wait for shit to shake or you’ll be waiting forever. Feel how you’d feel if shit was shaking now. Feel how you’d feel if shit shook yesterday.Take inspired action, do the things, and give yourself permission to feel how you’d feel if…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 4:45pm -
  • Shea Moisture Founder Rich Dennis On Their Recent Merger & Giving Black Women 100 Million To Create Businesses
    Sundial Founder Richelieu Dennis By Erickka Sy SavanéIt was a festive evening at Ginny’s Supper Club, the intimate downstairs lounge at Red Rooster in Harlem last week. I was there tagging along with my girl Sid, who gets invited everywhere, and…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 12:51pm -

Georgous in Grey

  • BUY OR NAH: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Galaxy Collection (My honest opinion)
    The Fenty Beauty foundations were released a few months ago and we’ve all been obsessing over them. I was lucky enough to be one of the few beauty girls who find their shade available (Ima pray for all who haven’t experienced it yet). And if you…
    - 33 days ago 9 Nov 17, 7:37pm -
  • [VIDEO] The Best Day Ever, Our Wedding Day!

    - 60 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:15pm -
  • Redbook’s Red Beauty Box Review
    From pet treats to stay-all-day mascara, to feminine products to bacon (yes this is a real thing, Google it) there’s absolutely no shortage of subscription boxes. There’s literally a box for everything. So because I love you I’m giving you a s…
    - 61 days ago 12 Oct 17, 4:37pm -
  • [CONTEST HAS ENDED] My Biggest Beauty Giveaway EVER: Thank you for your support!
    You guys. Like seriously, this is the biggest beauty giveaway I’ve ever done and it’s all because you love me (does fashionable cartwheels)! Right before I got married (if you missed that check out our video below) you guys helped me reach 50,00…
    - 68 days ago 5 Oct 17, 5:16pm -
  • [VIDEO] Our Wedding Day, a sneak peek!
    For 12 months we’ve been planning our wedding. The last 30 days for me was a COMPLETE blur. Like “I didn’t know what day it was” type of blur. Through it all we still laughed, we still acted a fool on Instagram stories, we were still us. Th…
    - 75 days ago 28 Sep 17, 2:59pm -


  • Three Fabulous Private-Island Resorts
    Last month I spent a week checking out three of the British Virgin Islands’ private-island resorts – Peter Island, Guana Island and Saba Rock – for And today my roundup is live, with all the deets you need to find the private parad…
    - 11 Jul 17, 2:31pm -
  • Where To Find The World’s 27 Most Beautiful Beaches
    I was thrilled to be interviewed by Women at Forbes‘ Laura Begley Bloom for an article on the 27 best beaches in the world. And even more thrilled that they chose my Caribbean pick – Peter Island‘s Deadman’s Beach – as the lead image for th…
    - 28 Jun 17, 2:01pm -
  • It’s official: I’m An Age-Discrupting Badass!

    - 23 Jun 17, 11:32am -
  • How To Cruise The Caribbean For FREE!
    In exactly four weeks I’ll be setting sail on a cruise, and I’m thrilled with a capital T! Not because I haven’t cruised before (I have, more times than I can count). Not because I’ll be seeing new destinations (I’ve been to all of our Cari…
    - 23 Oct 16, 8:00am -
  • How To Smile Your Way Onto A Cruise
    It probably won’t surprise you to know that I’m a big fan of Caribbean cruising. I’ve sailed at least a dozen times, and in my book, there isn’t a more efficient way to sample a boatload (ha!) of Caribbean destinations in one fun swoop. Sure,…
    - 1 Oct 16, 9:00am -
  • The Essential Guide To Barbados’ Crop Over
    Comprising a full two months of non-stop partying, Barbados‘ Crop Over festival crescendos on the first Monday in August, Kadooment Day, when thousands of costumed revelers march from the national stadium in a raucous parade of heaving cleavage, sw…
    - 4 Sep 16, 2:04pm -
  • Punta Cana vs San Juan: Where Should You Go?
      If you’re planning a Caribbean vacay but not sure where to go, you might find my recent piece for Orbitz helpful. In the first in a series of Caribbean Faceoffs, I compare Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (where this pic was taken) and San J…
    - 30 Aug 16, 5:42pm -
  • Three Days at Hedonism II
    Decades ago, as a fresh-faced student,  I did an 11-month college internship at Hedonism II, the legendary (and naughty!) adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica. And last May I went back to see what’s new at the all-inclusive hotel famous for its c…
    - 16 Aug 16, 5:59pm -
  • Running Around the Caribbean, Part II
      If all the excitement of Olympics track & field competition is inspiring you to lace up your sneaks, check out this roundup of running cruises I’m sharing with the readers of cruising website, Cruise Critic. Two of the running-themed cruises sai…
    - 16 Aug 16, 5:33pm -
  • The Caribbean’s Best Bargain Boutique Resorts
      Cold and still broke from the holidays? Well, here’s some good news: I’ve rounded up a posse of fabulous Caribbean resorts (like Casablanca Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, above) that you can enjoy for less than $150 a night, and I’m sharing…
    - 4 Feb 16, 7:13pm -


  • Thriving Under 30: Tips For Success From Millennial Moguls
    Once upon a time, much like wisdom, success came with age. You put years and years of hard work and ambition into a career path and eventually you’d be handsomely rewarded. With the digital age came the breaking down of  barriers to entry so that…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 11:53am -
  • Holiday Beauty How-To With IMAN Cosmetics “Proud Mary” Collection
    Happy holiday season y’all! It’s officially time for egg nog, sparkly dresses, high heels and bold after-work makeup now that the season is in full swing. I love an excuse to get dressed up, so holiday time is one of my favorite times of the year…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 12:46pm -
  • 25 Ways To #BuyBlack On Black Friday
      So you guys know I am a huge supporter of black-owned businesses, especially during the holiday season. I started the Shop LoveBrownSugar holiday pop-up series with the intention of supporting these businesses over the past few years. And every ye…
    - 18 days ago 24 Nov 17, 11:11am -
  • BrownGirlsLove Power Day 2018 Presented By Toyota
    Guys! Today we are officially two months away from BrownGirlsLove POWER Day! For those of you who have been following me for a while now, you know that Power Day is an event I decided to produce starting back in 2016 based on my desire to empower, ed…
    - 37 days ago 5 Nov 17, 10:17pm -
  • LBS Beauty Closet: Mented Cosmetics Review
    So even though I can’t profess to being a makeup junkie (I’m more of a skincare aficionado), I do enjoy trying out new lines that make sense for my beauty arsenal. If you’re anything like me, the “no makeup” makeup look is a go-to. I love e…
    - 48 days ago 25 Oct 17, 2:33pm -
  • My Thoughts on the Controversial Dove Ad
    First off, I want to preface this conversation by saying that this post is NOT paid or sponsored or endorsed by Dove. These are my personal thoughts and opinions, and although I am an ambassador for the brand, I was in no way obligated to post this o…
    - 60 days ago 13 Oct 17, 2:25pm -
  • 3 Tips For Creating A Self-Care Routine
    Life comes at you fast. As someone who invests so much time and energy into giving, whether it’s with my blog or as a mommy, it often becomes a necessity for me to give back to myself. The way I do that is designating special self-care time over th…
    - 75 days ago 28 Sep 17, 10:52am -
  • Shop LoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop Up Returns
    I can’t even express how EXCITED I am to make this announcement. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen the incredible news. Thanks to a generous grant from the folks over at This Open Space, the Shop LoveBrownSugar Holiday P…
    - 82 days ago 21 Sep 17, 9:35pm -
  • 5 Travel Essentials for Overnight Trips & Staycations
    With Labor Day just around the corner, I’m sure many of us are planning our final summer excursions, staycations and overnight trips. When it comes to convenience while overnight traveling, I usually opt for very compact luggage and small overnight…
    - 31 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • LBS Chic: Maternity Style For BabyBrownSugar 2
    If you’re following me on social media, I’m sure you already have seen my special news. Over the weekend I announced that I’m expecting baby number two! Coming this Winter 2017, there will be a new little face making their debut here and on Ba…
    - 10 Jul 17, 4:50pm -

Fresher Than Chris

  • Edge Shaving Gel x FresherThanchris
    Being bald isn’t as easy as it looks—and shaving is a necessity. Finding the right product to keep your head protected, shiny and clean can be as hard as dating as in NYC. Thankfully, the folks at Edge Shave Gel helped me solve both of these prob…
    - 13 Jun 17, 12:57pm -
  • Must-Have Scarves For Men
    A few years ago, Lenny Kravitz was spotted in this enormous scarf.  A lot of people laughed and called it outrageous but I wasn’t mad at all. In fact, I think it’s such a rockstar moment.                                      B…
    - 28 Jan 17, 8:26pm -
  • Must-Have Gloves
    Gloves are one of those accessories I tend to forget about. Partly because I used to lose them as a kid and partly because I lose them now. However, gloves are one of those underrated items, that are not only functional but fashionable. Whether its a…
    - 31 Dec 16, 6:53pm -
  • Stylishly Warm- Turtleneck Edition
    Getting dressed can be a chore in the winter. The thought is keeping warm in the winter means you need to have heavy,bulky pieces on. Thankfully that isn’t true. While we all appreciate a huge chunky sweater, a big parka coat or even a fur-trimmed…
    - 31 Dec 16, 6:29pm -
  • Under $99 Last Minute Tech Gifts
    If you are anything like me, you’ve been doing more partying than shopping.  However with the holidays rapidly approaching (it’s like Tomorrow), the time to shop.  Tech items are things us guys need but often don’t buy for yourself. If you ar…
    - 17 Dec 16, 5:22pm -
  • Fresh Feature: Vans Sk8 Hi-Tops
    Damn Daniel!  Nah, seriously..  We can’t get enough of these high-top Vans. Detailed with tiger camo print, white soles, padded vamp and leather Vans stripe at the sides, these re-issues are a fashionable refresh to sneaker collection. At $70, it…
    - 30 Oct 16, 7:44pm -
  • Fresh Trend: Puffer Vests For Every Man
    Okay, honesty hour? I wasn’t an instant fan of puffer vests.  But as seasons have gone on, I’ve really appreciated the fashion meets function that SOME of them can offer.  Puffer vests are a down or soft material outerwear piece that are often…
    - 24 Oct 16, 12:41pm -
  • Crew Love: Must-Have Fall Sweaters
    “Cause she’s loving the crew”-The Weeknd V-neck and turtleneck sweaters often get all the love when it comes to the fall.  However, the crew neck sweater is not only relevant but a must-have.  We spent some time looking for the freshest crew…
    - 21 Oct 16, 12:41pm -
  • Shoe Me What You Got: Oxford Edition
    Here’s the truth,  the idea of tried and true men’s essentials can often be viewed as boring.A solid red tie, a blue suit, a crisp white shirt, and standard lace-up shoes are an example of said essentials.  However, not only basics not boring,…
    - 15 Oct 16, 10:49am -
  • Fresh Trend: The Turtleneck
    Turtlenecks were one of my favorite sweaters to wear as a kid.  Not only are they classic (see: your favorite debonair heroes in the 50s and on), they also serve as a great layering piece and can be dressed  up or down. To say they are trending at…
    - 29 Sep 16, 9:38pm -

Looking Fly on a Dime

  • How to Create DIY Gift Baskets for Everyone on Your Holiday List
    TweetA few days ago I made another appearance on Essence Now, Essence magazine’s weekly digital show. Last year I showed affordable style options to decode your holiday party dress code. But this time around it was still holiday related, but … Co…
    - 5 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:31am -
  • Your Dreams Can Change and That’s Perfectly Okay
    Tweet*taps mic* This thing on? It’s been almost six months since my last blog post. 6. Long. Months. Back in the day I would have never gone longer than six days, let alone six months, without having new content. So … Continue reading →
    - 33 days ago 9 Nov 17, 7:50pm -
  • The $7 Dress I’m Obsessed With {& Tips to Buy Fab, Cheap Clothes on Amazon}
    Tweet  It’s rare that I’m surprised. And it’s also rare that I shop online for clothing. So when I bought a $7.25 dress from Amazon and was amazed at the fit and quality? Yeah, my mind was blown! It’s not … Continue reading →
    - 14 Apr 17, 11:49am -
  • The Perfect Cheap Chic Dress for Spring and Summer {and Even Fall}
    Tweet My favorite season is officially here and I couldn’t be happier. Though the cold shoulder trend isn’t new, it’s still going pretty strong. Cut outs, off the shoulder tops and more continue to be huge for spring and summer. … Continue re…
    - 7 Apr 17, 1:40pm -
  • 3 Fresh, Inexpensive Ways to Remix Your Go-To Spring Jackets
    Tweet Spring is just a few days away and I couldn’t be happier! It’s my favorite season because it’s not too hot and not too cold. Since it’s that in-between weather, the right choice of outerwear is so important. But … Continue reading →
    - 17 Mar 17, 9:30am -

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The Curvy Fashionista

Mane Man

  • Product Review: ribbedtee
    Every now and then it’s important to switch up your tees and underwear, and let’s be honest, most guys aren’t the best at updating our undergarment wardrobes. Recently, I had the opportunity to try out some offerings from ribbedtee and I’m ha…
    - 34 days ago 8 Nov 17, 12:45pm -
  • Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is Your Perfect Fall Spirit
    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Captain Morgan. Ask anyone that knows me and you’ll realize that I’m a BIG fan of fall. The leaves are changing, the humidity is leaving the air, and that’s not to mention cooler temperatures mean comforta…
    - 47 days ago 26 Oct 17, 2:29pm -
  • Dwyane Wade’s Private Chef Launches Eating Well to Win
    How many of you think that Dwyane Wade is one of the better players of our current generation?  Well if you’re a fan of his, or his incredible partner Gabrielle Union, then you know they are couple goals. If you want to start to live like Gabby an…
    - 49 days ago 24 Oct 17, 11:22am -
  • My New Favorite Shampoo
    Many people talk of the benefits of coconut oil for hair & body. There’s even a pretty cool pin that you can buy to celebrate your love for the wonder oil. I, myself, have been a big fan for a while now but my love for coconut oil has recently been…
    - 62 days ago 11 Oct 17, 1:28pm -
  • NaturallyCurly Book ‘The Curl Revolution’ Hits Shelves
    NaturallyCurly is the largest site dedicated to caring for, and loving your naturally curly hair. On October 3, Naturally Curly will be releasing The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the NaturallyCurly Community! This boo…
    - 77 days ago 26 Sep 17, 1:34pm -
  • Should You Use a Beard Shampoo?
    This guest post is written by Jeremy from Best Men’s Shaver. Are you thinking about growing out a beard? If so, you may quickly realize that it is not as easy as just sitting around and letting it grow. As you begin to get some length on your beard…
    - 83 days ago 20 Sep 17, 12:46pm -
  • How to be Confident & Stylish with Your Hair Loss
    This is a sponsored post submitted by Skalp. Whether you started losing your hair long before you expected that you would or you had a feeling this process was coming, you still aren’t thrilled about it. Instead of allowing hair loss to drain your…
    - 95 days ago 8 Sep 17, 10:19pm -
  • Product Review: Harklinikken Hair Hydrating Mask
    Disclosure: Product for review was provided courtesy of Harklinikken for the purposes of this review. The opinions listed herein are mine alone. I have to admit it. When it comes to the natural hair care team…I’m a slacker. I honestly can’t rem…
    - 97 days ago 6 Sep 17, 2:41pm -
  • Prewedding Grooming Tips for Grooms
      When it comes to weddings, the star attraction is usually the bride, and they never disappoint. From hiring the best beauty experts for their makeup and getting the best gown for the ceremony, brides are known to go the extra mile to ensure they l…
    - 1 Sep 17, 11:50am -
  • First Look: Imperial Barber Grade Products Pt. 1
    Created by LA Master Barbers Pedro Zermeno & Scott Serrata Imperial Barber is a grooming brand that prides itself on creating high quality products that are all 100% American made.  With extensive experience in LA and NYC, the founders have created…
    - 30 Aug 17, 12:58pm -
  • Product Review: Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures
    Every now and then I think it’s important to switch up your hair care products, no matter how much you love the ones currently on rotation. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my latest drug store finds. As much as I love a high-end grooming produ…
    - 22 Aug 17, 11:37am -
  • How to Get Started Growing a Beard
    Guest post written and submitted by Adam of Beard Care Products. For men who decide to grow a beard there are many resources out there to understand all the various aspects that can go into maintaining facial hair and properly taking care of it. The…
    - 17 Aug 17, 3:01pm -
  • Product Review: Artnaturals Bluetooth Diffuser
    Disclosure: Artnaturals was courteous enough to provide sample products for the purpose of the review. All opinions listed herein are my own. Everyone likes to have a home that smells welcoming to guests (and frankly helps cover up any food scents or…
    - 3 Aug 17, 3:28pm -
  • Product Review: Kat Burki Skin Care
    Disclosure: Products for review were provided courtesy of Kat Burki. Since I started MANE MAN years ago, I’ve come a long way in upping my skin care regimen. It was nonexistent through my teen and younger adulthood, in large part because I think I…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:53pm -
  • Foods for a Healthy Life
    There are plenty of important reasons to eat well. If you eat nutritious foods your life expectancy will increase. Eating healthy makes your mind work faster and stronger, which ultimately increases your working efficiency throughout the day . Today,…
    - 25 Jul 17, 2:48pm -