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  • Your Healthy Natural Hair Growth Diet — 10 Things to Eat and 5 Things to Avoid
    They tell us to eat for health, eat for nutrition. But FOOD, y’all. Why is it SO good? It’s one of my life’s great conflicts – the desire to eat healthfully versus the delicious ubiquity of carbs, sugar and fried things. There are benefits to…
    - 65 days ago 18 Apr 17, 2:29pm -
  • Products with Purpose — Beelove, Raw Honey Beauty That Helps Former Convicts Find Work
    Some brands donate proceeds for a day, others do it for a whole month. And some brands are based completely on charitable donation and through their purchase, we the consumer can support an important cause in an ongoing way. That’s what this new ca…
    - 73 days ago 10 Apr 17, 7:29am -
  • Tried and Tested — The Best Body Washes at Your Drugstore
    There’s one beauty/personal care product that I use every day, that beyond a shadow of doubt can help to affect my mood and lift my emotions. And that product is body wash. A good body wash can wash the exhaustedness away and bring me joy in the mo…
    - 78 days ago 5 Apr 17, 1:31pm -
  • Get Stuck On The Black Pin Maker League
      I first started noticing the enamel pin trend maybe 2 years ago, in and around Chicago’s bar and concert scene. Apparently even then I was on the late bus – according to this Vice article, the pin thing started to blow up online in like 2014.…
    - 79 days ago 4 Apr 17, 5:39pm -
  • Rainy Day Women — Waterproof Gear to Withstand the Showers in Style
    Just when I think I’ve gotten accustomed to life in Chicago with all of its weather-related vacillations, here comes the transition from winter to spring. This year has been particularly unpredictable, varying from highs in the 80’s and surprise…
    - 84 days ago 30 Mar 17, 5:11pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jun 17, 11:26pm -
  • Review – Kenneth Cole – Kenneth Cole Black Bold

    - 21 days ago 1 Jun 17, 5:25pm -
  • Daddy Diary – Fatherhood Is…
    Certainly, this will not be a surprise for many individuals, but fatherhood does not arrive with a meticulously crafted how-to manual that addresses every parenting contingency. It is simply impossible to document every circumstance that may or will…
    - 60 days ago 23 Apr 17, 11:02pm -
  • Hustle
    Do not be deceived by the theatrical bluster – albeit woefully dangerous and misguided – that is currently emanating from the oval office; it is but an obfuscation of leadership wrought with ineptitude, ignorance, and arrogance. Unabashed and s…
    - 16 Feb 17, 3:57pm -
  • Black Thought
    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass As a parent, it is absolutely paramount that you ensure your child’s maturation is nurtured and cultivated for maximal, positive growth. To be certain, there…
    - 15 Feb 17, 3:39pm -
  • The Road
    To be absolutely certain, the year 2016 presented quite the series of challenges that taxed me both mentally and emotionally. If a gentleman is so fortunate to live long enough, he will undoubtedly realize that life is lived through adversity and att…
    - 5 Feb 17, 1:34pm -
  • Style & Substance – Drake’s – Donegal Lambswool Beanie
    Yes, dear gentlemen, the time has finally arrived, cooler temperatures are upon us and no head is safe from the nippy elements outdoors. And especially true for gentlemen dealing with the circumstance of barren scalp follicles, it is paramount that…
    - 19 Nov 16, 9:55pm -
  • Black Thought
    Sometimes, when sequestered within moments of quiet solitude, thoughtful ruminations reveal how incredibly fortunate I am. Fortunate, not in regards to monetary value, rather, fortunate in regards to the many blessings I have reaped tremendous benef…
    - 26 Oct 16, 5:18pm -
  • Style & Substance – Cole Haan – GrandRevolution
    To be quite certain, if ever falsely charged with creating boring or lackluster designs, Cole Haan would fully exonerated because the venerable shoe brand is lacking neither innovation or creativity. Actually, the brand could be rightly accused o…
    - 8 Oct 16, 5:19pm -
  • Review – Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue – Beauty of Capri
    Do not be mislead by the day on the calendar. Do not be mislead by the gradual proliferation of woolen and textured fabrics at your favorite men’s store. Do not be mislead by the steady progression of lessening sunlight and shorter days. True, the…
    - 24 Aug 16, 3:16pm -

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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Curly Nikki

  • newMy First Ink.
    So fun fact, I've been meditating off and on since the age of 7. Got into it again in college and then again 10 years ago and I've been meditating everyday, ever since-- both walking and sitting. After a couple of years of self-inquiry in the style…
    - 58 mins ago 22 Jun 17, 11:12am -
  • newExclusive: New 'Afridate' Dating App Allows Users To Search For Matches Based On Nationality
    When it comes to dating, it is a brave new digital world out there. While I still hear the occasional romantic tale of boy meets girl at some random book fair, night club, church picnic, ice cream festival or meetup, I’m much more likely to hear of…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Jun 17, 11:08am -
  • newNappi Hour Is Headed to New Orleans for Essence Fest
    Photo by Nicci Briann/AFROTRAKAfter successfully celebrating its sixth month anniversary in Chicago, Nappi Hour is headed to New Orleans for Essence Fest. Since launching in January, the event produced by AFROTRAK has grown to become one of the larg…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • newRemy Ma Starts Healthcare Fund for Mothers Who Want Kids But Can't Afford It
    Frazer Harrison / Getty ImagesRemy Ma is legit “all the way up!” Following the success of her fire “SHEther” track, the Bronx native recently took to the infamous Summer Jam stage, bringing along a live-catalogue of legendary female hip-hop a…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • new5 Minute Hairstyles for Coily Hair
    Pictured, Elle, co-founder of Natural Hair Dailyby Mary WolffWhen you’re in a rush, sometimes you just need a quick style. With these 5 minute hairstyles for coily hair, make sure you look good no matter how crunched for time! All of these styles a…
    - 21 hours ago 21 Jun 17, 3:30pm -
  • How to Finger Comb Coily Hair
    by Mary WolffWe all worry about breakage to our strands. With so much worry about tugging on strands leading to breakage, many naturalistas choose to finger comb their hair to avoid issues. If you have coily hair, you may be familiar with this method…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 8:30am -
  • The Tragic Loss of Mobb Deep's Prodigy Reminds Us of the Importance of Sickle Cell Awareness
    Hip Hop fans across the nation and around the world are mourning the loss of Prodigy, one half of the New York rap duo Mobb Deep. Mobb Deep, recognized as an essential East Coast Hip Hop group, is most popularly known for such hits as Quiet Storm, Su…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 5:15pm -
  • How I Learned To Love My Daughter’s ‘Carpet Texture’ Hair
    “Be careful who you marry because your kids might have carpet texture hair,” said my friend a few years back. Continue ReadingI had never heard the term so I almost choked. I looked at her brown skin with hair looser than mine, (I’m no expert,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 10:52am -
  • Benefits Of A Rose, Argan, And Coconut Oil Leave In Conditioner
    Photo Sourceby Mary WolffWhen it comes to giving your curls some extra TLC, there are lots of homemade concoctions you can try. While you could opt to apply various ingredients throughout the week, why not combine some of the best ingredients nature…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:30am -
  • Faux Tapered Cuts To Try
    by Mary WolffShort cuts for curls can give you the best of stylish appeal and ease of care. One of the undeniable favorites for short, natural hair is the tapered cut. If you feel like this look might be right for you, but you aren’t quite ready to…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • What Is Juneteenth? Remembering The Ending Of Slavery
    Clockwise from top left: Berkeley Juneteenth organizers Lucky R. Thomas, Delores Cooper, Orlando Williams, William Varner, David Varner, Ken Tramiel Sr., Larence Brook. Photo by Lance YamamotoWritten by Tiffani Greenaway of“…the…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 12:41pm -
  • Is My Shower Head Damaging My Hair?
    by Mary WolffThere are lots of things that affect the overall health of your curls. While the more obvious ones like humidity and using the wrong products may be on your radar, there might be one culprit that surprises you. Even if you have great sho…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • Effects Of Iron Deficiency On Hair
    by Mary WolffWe all know that our hair is effected by our overall health. When it comes to the effects of iron deficiency on hair, this statement has never been more valid. Doctors have been researching the link between lowered levels of iron and hai…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 10:25am -
  • Morris Brown College's Alumni a Testament to How Beloved the HBCU is Despite Its Troubles
    When I first relocated to Atlanta in 2009, I repeatedly heard about the financial struggles at Morris Brown College (MBC) and little else of its reputation in the news. But as I settled into my new home and made acquaintances, I found myself more lik…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 10:17am -
  • Beyoncé Announces Winners of Formation Scholars
    Photo Source: For Harriet Remember when we received word of Beyoncé’s scholarship program dubbed Formation Scholars? Truly making lemonade out of lemons, Bey and her BeyGOOD initiative decided to financially assist “woke” female undergraduate…
    - 6 days ago 16 Jun 17, 9:53am -
  • The Black HIV/AIDS Epidemic is Real; Our Awareness and Prevention is Key
    Dr. David Ho, an HIV/AIDS specialist, draws blood from Magic Johnson, one of the people featured in Endgame: AIDS in Black America.During my high school and undergrad years, HIV/AIDS was a very hot topic. Coolio, TLC and Janet Jackson sang songs abo…
    - 6 days ago 16 Jun 17, 9:35am -
  • Five Flint City Officials Charged With Manslaughter
    Attorney General Bill Schuette takes questions after announcing new charges against two high-ranking state health officials in the fourth round of criminal charges in the Flint drinking water crisis on Wednesday June 14, 2017 during a press conferenc…
    - 6 days ago 16 Jun 17, 9:24am -
  • 10 Black Films to Watch on Netflix This Summer
    By Sharee SilerioSummer is officially less than a week away, which means that off days, hot days and vacation days are right around the corner.Continue ReadingIf you’re like me, and you like to watch TV shows or movies in your free time, especially…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jun 17, 6:10pm -
  • China McClain Embraces Her #BlackGirlMagic in Inspiring Instagram Post on Natural Hair
    Actress and singer China McClain of Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm” and “Daddy’s Little Girls” has grown up!The 18-year-old from Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” recently posted an inspirational photo of her wearing her natural hair on…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jun 17, 3:46pm -
  • Steve Harvey Tells Flint Resident To "Enjoy Brown Water"
    Just when you think you’ve heard the trashiest thing someone has ever publicly said, someone goes off and tops it. Well, “congratulations” to Steve Harvey for winning that crown. Continue ReadingSteve Harvey recently took to his morning radio t…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jun 17, 12:35pm -
  • Season 2 of 'Insecure' Is Here And It's Hella Lit
    Issa Rae is back and as Insecure as ever. Continue ReadingEveryone’s favorite Awkward Black Girl is returning to HBO this July for the second season of her critically acclaimed show Insecure. It’s been almost eight months since the show ended its…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jun 17, 11:32am -
  • Family Who Won Powerball Jackpot Wants To Donate Earnings To Fight Poverty
    A lottery success story with a purpose! Last year, the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey won a $429 million Powerball jackpot and they are truly putting their money where their mouths are. In a true “paying it forward” venture, Pearlie Mae Smit…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jun 17, 2:37pm -
  • Have You Tried This Black-Owned Men's Grooming & Beard Care Company?
    Photo Courtesy of Nature Boy ProductsSelf-care and grooming is just as important to men as it is for us women. Although there is an abundance of skin care companies that sell products for women, there are very few that cater to men, especially black…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jun 17, 1:10pm -
  • Benefits of Peppermint Oil
    Photo Credit: Taren Guyby Mary WolffNature has given naturalistas a lot of natural remedies to soothe, revive, and bolster our curls. One of the best nature has to offer is the healing peppermint plant. There are many benefits of peppermint oil that…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jun 17, 12:58pm -
  • Is Peroxide Safe for Use in Hair?
    Photo Sourceby Mary WolffHydrogen peroxide is nothing new. It has been a household staple for generations and serves a multitude of purposes. While the most commonly used application for this liquid is helping to disinfect scrapes and cuts, it can al…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jun 17, 11:49am -

Georgous in Grey

  • Flat Out Gorgeous: 16 Unbelievably Cute Flats Under $100
    Anyone who knows me knows that I love to LOOK at a good heel but I’ve skeeted past the stage of stuffing my feets inside unwelcoming shoes. Hence why flats kinda make my feet all warm and fuzzy on the inside (literally). Besides, there’s nothing…
    - 22 days ago 31 May 17, 10:00am -
  • How To Choose Your Bridesmaids With No Regrets
    I never thought that choosing bridesmaids would be so freaking hard. The few times that I visualized my wedding (trust it wasn’t that many) I thought I kinda knew who my bridesmaids would be. But at 40 years old your tolerance for bullshit decrea…
    - 23 days ago 30 May 17, 12:48pm -
  • 3 Things You Could Be Doing To Your Skin That’s Ruining Your Summer Glow
    I know it’s hard to believe with all the rain in our forecast this Spring but Summer is on the horizon. Soon we’ll be relaxing with our besties on the beach, entertaining our career connects at the hottest rooftops in the city and hopefully maki…
    - 41 days ago 12 May 17, 10:00am -
  • How To Blog Courses #BetterWithTy
    The post How To Blog Courses #BetterWithTy appeared first on Gorgeous In Grey.
    - 45 days ago 8 May 17, 9:00am -
  • That Time I Tried On The Best Pair Of Jeans EVER at The NYDJ National Fit Tour
    When’s the last time you went to the mall, tried on jeans and stomped away cause nothing fit. That is my life! That is usually the fate of my denim try-on moments. BUT I was recently inviting out to Roosevelt Field Mall to check out the NYDJ Nat…
    - 48 days ago 5 May 17, 1:56pm -


  • 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 -
  • A Three-Minute Tour of the Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship
    If you’re considering a Caribbean cruise you definitely want to check out Royal Caribbean‘s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, which started sailing from Bayonne in New Jersey in November. Take a look at the video I made and find out all you need t…
    - 16 Dec 15, 11:30am -
  • 11 Caribbean Private-Island Resorts You’ll Love
        If you’re searching for a Caribbean island getaway where yours will be the only footprints in the sand, stop right now! Because I’ve found 11 private-island resorts (including Peter Island, where I am here) where you can enjoy your own Cari…
    - 10 Dec 15, 10:16am -
  • Where To Find The Caribbean’s Best Toilet
    I went to the Bahamas and fell in love. With a toilet. Now, before you judge me, let me explain. It’s one of the computerized commodes in the Hartford Wing of the One & Only Ocean Club resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, an oceanfront cloiste…
    - 10 Dec 15, 9:58am -


  • newReview: Baby Dove Product Line
    As a Dove ambassador, I’ve been getting the opportunity to try out lots of their products, many of which I already use and love, but some completely new. When Dove announced the launch of their Baby Dove line, I knew I had to try it out on my 3 yea…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Jun 17, 4:12pm -
  • How Dove’s #RealBeauty Productions Inspires Me
    I’ve always struggled with my self confidence. One of the reasons I have loved maintaining LoveBrownSugar over the years is because it gave me a platform to connect with you guys, my audience, to share my personal style evolution. From posting out…
    - 34 days ago 19 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • LBS Chic: Mother’s Day Gift With Hallmark Jewelry
    This time of year is always special for me. Since becoming a Mom three years ago, I’ve been incredibly blessed. But motherhood definitely comes with its challenges. Suddenly you have a little person (or people) wholly dependent on you, and that can…
    - 43 days ago 10 May 17, 4:19pm -
  • 3 Tips For Booking Accommodations On a Budget
    If you’re anything like me when I travel, both convenience and cost is really important to you. As a full-time blogger and creative entrepreneur, I have to go the extra mile when it comes to deciding on where I stay when I’m away. There are some…
    - 83 days ago 31 Mar 17, 4:25pm -
  • LBS Mompreneur Diaries (Working Mom Edition): Yvette Butler
    We’re back with another Mompreneur Diaries (Working Mom Edition) series sponsored by Capital One. Today’s working mom is Yvette Butler, the President of Capital One Investing. Before joining Capital One, Yvette served in leadership positions at W…
    - 92 days ago 22 Mar 17, 9:58pm -
  • What To Get Before You Jet: Cuba
    Cuba is such a beautiful country. I celebrated my #Start30WithLove 30th Birthday trip there, but prior to traveling, it was a complete mystery to me. How does one get there from the US? What do I need to bring? What should I know before I go? There i…
    - 100 days ago 14 Mar 17, 8:13pm -
  • LBS Beauty: Dove 7 Day Beauty Bar Challenge
    So I’ll admit it. I used to be somewhat of a bar snob. There are certain areas of my beauty regimen where I just refuse to settle for less than the best. When it comes to what goes on my face – it has to be good. Period. My skincare regimen has a…
    - 13 Mar 17, 9:26pm -
  • The 2017 BrownGirlsLove Power 25: Yara Shahidi
    The BrownGirlsLove Power 25 is a list of young women to watch. They inspire us daily to dream big, move with confidence and pursue passionately. Each of these beauties are powerhouses and we’re honored to acknowledge their accomplishments during Wo…
    - 10 Mar 17, 8:25am -
  • LBS Mompreneur Diaries: I Cry Myself To Sleep, Sometimes
    How does that title make you feel? I Cry Myself To Sleep Sometimes. Does it make you uncomfortable? Are you shocked or surprised? Does it make you feel sorry? Or sad? However it makes you feel, hold onto that. Welcome to a day in my life. 6:00am I op…
    - 8 Mar 17, 2:12pm -
  • LBS Chic: 90’s Style Inspiration by VH1’s The Breaks
    True story – when I saw VH1’s trailer for “The Breaks”, I was hyped. I love the 90’s. No really. As a late-80’s baby, I grew up in the 90’s and I still get nostalgia thinking about all the iconic style. I loved everything about it from…
    - 24 Feb 17, 5:04pm -

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…
    - 9 days ago 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 -

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  • Product Review: ArtNaturals Men’s Body Wash
    Disclosure: Product for review was provided courtesy of ArtNaturals. Let’s face it, there are a LOT of options out there when it comes to men’s body washes.  Does anyone else remember the days when it was less “manly” to use body wash and yo…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 8:18am -
  • Father’s Day 2017 Gift Guide
    Father’s Day is almost upon us! For those of you looking for some nice deals and steals for dad, this post will point you in the right direction. As we are only a few days away from Father’s Day at this point, you may have to rush ship some of th…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jun 17, 3:51pm -
  • CityBrunch Launches new Bottomless Brunch App in NYC
    How many weekend hours do you spend trying to find the perfect bottomless brunch place for you and your friends? What if there was a way to find the hottest and best deals all in one place? CityBrunch offers you just that. The app just completed beta…
    - 15 days ago 7 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set Review + A GIVEAWAY!
    Every gent needs a good shaving system as some point in his life. I recall the days when I first started shaving and struggled with nicks, cuts and just using whatever the cheapest shaving products was out there. As the years have gone by, and I’ve…
    - 24 days ago 29 May 17, 12:17pm -
  • Product Review: Curve Black
    “Cool. Sophisticated. Bold.” Does Curve Black live up to the hype? Read on for my review. Curve Black is the latest creation of the team at Curve. Launching this month, Curve Black aims to offer the more sophisticated Curve aficionado another bit…
    - 28 days ago 25 May 17, 1:01pm -
  • 10 Manly Summer Hairstyles to Rock in 2017
    Summer hairstyles for men have always been intriguing and interesting to make. There are a lot of easy haircuts that fit well on every man. The saying “life is too short to have a boring haircut” explains everything. Why have the same old haircut…
    - 30 days ago 23 May 17, 1:10pm -
  • What’s the deal with hair loss vitamins?
    Balding and hair loss is one of the biggest causes of worry for men as we age. In past generations, hair loss has represented the change from sexually viable to unattractive, older and less virile. In recent years there has been a shift in attitudes,…
    - 35 days ago 18 May 17, 12:46pm -
  • Could magnets be the key to a better morning routine?
    Most of us don’t like the process of getting ready in the morning, but what if there was some way to make the process a bit quicker AND easier? What if your mobility was an issue? MagnaReady was created by Maura Horton when she realized that her hu…
    - 37 days ago 16 May 17, 1:03pm -
  • Product Review: Shodai
    Today, I share with you my thoughts on a new personal favorite, Shodai! Hailing from Japan, Shodai skin care for men is an emerging, small-batch brand which makes use of some of Japan’s best local ingredients. The ingredients are cool, smooth and…
    - 42 days ago 11 May 17, 2:30pm -
  • Relationships in the Digital Age: Dating Ironies in Today’s World
    The face of dating has changed dramatically over the last decade. There are quite a few reasons for this: from the rise of mobile interactive media such as Tinder and Badoo, to the fast pace of life and our inability to approach dating with patience.…
    - 44 days ago 9 May 17, 2:30pm -
  • Old Spice Hydro Wash Giveaway!
    Enter for your chance to win the "Power Shower" pack from Old Spice featuring its new Hydro Wash line up.
    - 44 days ago 9 May 17, 1:55pm -
  • Product Review: Old Spice DUO
    What's the one thing that could make showering a bit easier (aside from not having to do it all)? Maybe DUO by Old Spice is the answer.
    - 49 days ago 4 May 17, 1:11pm -
  • Just How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?
    Animals, just like us humans, need exercise regularly to lead full and healthy (and longer) lives. Yet, how much exercise does your pet need? The amount of exercise will depend on what breed the animal is, the age, and the size, but what is a good be…
    - 51 days ago 2 May 17, 12:56pm -
  • It’s Grilling Season Baby! Tips So You Don’t Get Burned Buying Your New Grill
    It’s almost summer which means many of us are going to be spending a lot more time outdoors and hopefully grilling up some tasty food! One often overlooked part of the experience is finding the right grill. Here are some tips from the folks a Napol…
    - 53 days ago 30 Apr 17, 10:37am -
  • Protect Your Skin Outdoors – Tips from an Expert
    It is estimated that 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2012. We can help reduce our risk of this by taking care of our skin properly and wearing su…
    - 55 days ago 28 Apr 17, 1:57pm -