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  • 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.…
    - 24 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…
    - 29 days ago 30 Mar 17, 5:11pm -
  • Everything I Know About Highlighting, I Learned at Sephora
      Most of my makeup life, I’ve been obsessed with being matte. I am a black woman with combination oily skin, and I grew up in a humid climate. To be oil free with an all-over matte complexion has been pretty much a lifelong goal. But now the make…
    - 38 days ago 21 Mar 17, 12:02pm -
  • These Are Some Of The Most Popular Beauty and Hair Products at Target Right Now
    Shopping for beauty products can be overwhelming. You walk into this bright, gleaming aisle filled with brightly colored products all clamoring for attention. If you’re already a beauty fanatic, you’re probably excited to discover what’s new, h…
    - 43 days ago 16 Mar 17, 2:27pm -
  • My Brown Babies — Denene Millner Shares Parenting Tips & Creates Children’s Books, For Us, By Us
    Denene Millner sits high on the list of women I admire. Denene is beautiful, smart, warm-hearted, generous, genuine, an amazing wife and incredible mom, a prolific and well published writer and creator of one of the most thoughtful and sincere blogs…
    - 45 days ago 14 Mar 17, 7:36pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 71 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 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…
    - 82 days ago 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 -
  • The Standard #41
    The distinguished gentleman fully recognizes the weight and gravity of verbal communication. He thoroughly understands that his words should be well-formed and well-thought before delivering them to an audience. Tone is absolutely paramount. Be not m…
    - 24 Jul 16, 12:53pm -
  • Face Time – Natural Skincare – Brickell Men’s Grooming Products
    Continuing our coverage of skincare products specifically targeted toward the gentleman concerned with Father Time ravaging his skin wrinkle by wrinkle, today we explore Brickell Men’s Products. Offering a full array of products formulated to pampe…
    - 7 Jul 16, 12:26am -

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

  • Bridging The Gap: Fixing The Divide Between Africans And African Americans
    There is a disconnect as wide as the Atlantic Ocean between African-Americans and Africans. By and large, we don’t understand each other. We don’t communicate with each other. We don’t accept each other as the long lost family that we are and t…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 17, 2:53pm -
  • CodeBlack, TV One and Gentlemen Jack Join Forces with Omari Hardwick To Find New Black Filmmakers
    Great news for Black filmmakers looking to breakout into the scene! Codeblack Entertainment and TVOne are joining forces with Gentleman Jack Whiskey have launched its Real to Reel contest to support and highlight bold, new African American voices. Co…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 17, 1:03pm -
  • Shea Moisture Really Tried To Gentrify The Natural Hair Community
    Earlier today, Shea Moisture released a new ad and they completely missed the mark. They turned their backs on the core community that the brand was built on. Black women.Continue ReadingThe one-minute advertisement featured three white women and a l…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 17, 8:28pm -
  • The Detailed Historical Reasons Why Those New Orleans’ Confederate Monuments Needed to Go

    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 17, 2:44pm -
  • Should Conditioner Be Used On Roots?
    by Mary WolffIn the world of hair care, there seem to be contradicting statements regarding just about every aspect of your strands. One of the more debated elements of hair care is the matter of should conditioner be used on roots or avoided at all…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 17, 12:22pm -
  • Florida Teens #BlackLivesMatter Dress Goes Viral
    17-year-old Florida teens wears #BlackLivesMatter inspired prom dress. Photo credit: @_Milan23_ courtesy of The Grio. From elaborate hairstyles to ornate dresses, prom is a chance for teens to show off their one of a kind style.Continue ReadingSeve…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 17, 11:16am -
  • Here's How Sidra Smith Went From An Obsession With Hair Extensions To A Bald Head
    Take one look at film and TV producer Sidra Smith, beautiful, bald, and oozing with confidence, and it’s hard to imagine her any other way. But had you seen her 15 years ago, you would have been meeting a much different Sidra. That Sidra had such a…
    - 7 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:31pm -
  • Here's How To Stop Hair Shrinkage
    Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Imagesby Mary WolffFor curlies, hair shrinkage is a fact of life. It happens to most of us at some point and there are a few ways to deal with it. While you can just embrace it as a part of your natural hair journe…
    - 7 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:35pm -
  • 5 Tips For Deep Conditioning Kids Curls
    Photo Credit: Carrie Fayby Mary WolffYou put a lot of time and effort into your curls. But the only curls you care about more than your own are your little one’s! Caring for your children’s curls is essential to keeping their strands healthy and…
    - 7 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:45pm -
  • Does Hair Grow Faster After The Big Chop?
    Photo Source: Style Weeklyby Mary WolffFor any curly girl embracing her natural hair, it is a journey. Some curlies choose the big chop method to jumpstart their hair journey. While the big chop can be intimidating for a lot of women who have never h…
    - 8 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:38pm -
  • Here's How To Stop Split Ends
    by Mary WolffYou want your hair to be healthy and beautiful all the time. So, when spilt ends happen, it can be a real pain. Split ends make your hair look unhealthy and downright uncared for in a way no curly girl ever wants for their tresses. Here…
    - 8 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:07pm -
  • No, Senator Frank Artiles, You Do Not Ever Have Permission to Use the N-Word
    This past Monday night, Miami State Senator Frank Artiles went to a members-only club in downtown Tallahassee with two of his colleagues, fellow Senators Audrey Gibson and Perry Thurston. Senators Gibson and Thurston are black. Senator Artiles is not…
    - 8 days ago 20 Apr 17, 12:35pm -
  • How Black Travelers Are Creating A Space For Young Blacks To Travel The World
    Photo courtesy of Travel Noire Facebook pageIn late 2013, after losing her job as a full-time producer, Zim Ugochukwu took her savings of $17,000 and launched Travel Noire. She was on to something. Helping spearhead a movement of young Black traveler…
    - 9 days ago 19 Apr 17, 3:18pm -
  • Hidden Fences Is Being Made Into A Satirical Play
    How can we forget the major fail that was “Hidden Fences?” On that infamous day, Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Pharrell Williams on the Golden Globes red carpet as he was promoting Hidden Figures. His original score for th…
    - 9 days ago 19 Apr 17, 11:43am -
  • Two Prince Specials Are Premiering On Television This Friday
    Prince may not be blessing us with his earthly presence anymore, but one thing is for sure. He colored the world purple.Continue Reading In the eerie way that time flies by, the one-year anniversary of The Purple One’s passing is coming up on April…
    - 9 days ago 19 Apr 17, 10:28am -
  • Try These DIY Detangling Sprays
    Photo Sourceby Mary WolffTangles are a pain. They are annoying to get out, tug at your roots, and can even lead to breakage if not dealt with properly. Have you run out of your usual detangling solution and don’t have time to run to the store? No p…
    - 10 days ago 18 Apr 17, 11:55am -
  • How Often Should I Cut My Coily Hair?
    Photo Source: YouTubeby Mary WolffTaking care of your curls is important. When your hair is given proper attention, it will be healthier and more beautiful from root to end. One of the most important areas of curly hair care is the matter of haircuts…
    - 11 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:08pm -
  • 5 Protective Styles For Spring
    Photo Credit: Colored Gurlby Mary WolffAfter winter ends, spring brings on some much-needed sunshine and warmth. While there is no denying the change of weather is welcomed by most people with open arms, spring can also bring some hair care concerns…
    - 11 days ago 17 Apr 17, 11:53am -
  • 3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Worry Less
    It’s okay. We all worry a little too much sometimes. You’re not alone. You may worry about not having enough time to do everything in one day. Or you may worry that tomorrow won’t bring any less stress than today. Continue ReadingWhen you’re…
    - 13 days ago 15 Apr 17, 1:04pm -
  • LeBron James Is Opening A School In Ohio For At-Risk Youth
    Photo courtesy of Lebron James Family FoundationWritten by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.comBack in 2011, LeBron James launched the I Promise Initiative as a long-term commitment to the youth of Akron and to address the city’s high school dropout rate. Sin…
    - 14 days ago 14 Apr 17, 12:16pm -

Georgous in Grey


  • 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 -


  • 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 45 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…
    - 46 days ago 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…
    - 49 days ago 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…
    - 51 days ago 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…
    - 63 days ago 24 Feb 17, 5:04pm -
  • LBS Mompreneur Diaries (Working Mom Edition): Asmau Ahmed
    I’ve partnered up with Capital One for another “Working Mom” edition of LBS Mompreneur Diaries, featuring women of color who are killing it at work and at home. Capital One is consistently recognized for its exceptional workplace culture and f…
    - 70 days ago 16 Feb 17, 9:14pm -
  • 3 Reasons To Tell Your Unique Story
    “No one is you and that is your superpower.” We have all read and been temporarily inspired by the meme, but how many of us really believe that what we have to offer is special? Author, blogger, and Power Day speaker Ty Alexander’s story of suc…
    - 3 Jan 17, 8:27am -
  • 5 Reasons You Need To Attend #BrownGirlsLovePOWER Day
      Today officially marks 7 days until BrownGirlsLove Power Day 2017! I can’t even express how EXCITED about this I am. It’s our 2nd Annual Power Day and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Don’t believe me? Here are 5 reasons you n…
    - 31 Dec 16, 10:50am -

Fresher Than Chris

  • 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…
    - 90 days ago 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 -
  • Fresh Review: Old Spice Hardworking Collection
    Spoiler Alert: Everybody smells. It’s just a fact. Much like morning breath or morning wood, no one is exempt.  However these everyday occurrences are temporary,and once addressed, do not ruin your day. When it comes getting fresh, smelling fresh…
    - 27 Sep 16, 12:22pm -

Looking Fly on a Dime

  • 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 days ago 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…
    - 21 days ago 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 →
    - 42 days ago 17 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Keep, Trash or Cash: The 3 Step Process to Cleaning Out Your Closet
    Tweet This week I made another appearance on Essence Live and I helped an editor clean out her closet. The process of cleaning out your closet can feel super overwhelming, but it can be broken down into three simple steps: keep, … Continue reading…
    - 49 days ago 10 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Still Scared to Travel Alone? These 7 Tips Will Help You Get Over Your Fears
    Tweet “Don’t be like that movie Taken!”  I had a family member say that to me when I told him I was traveling to Belize by myself. He jokingly referred to the movie Taken and being kidnapped and sold in … Continue reading →
    - 64 days ago 23 Feb 17, 9:00am -

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Mane Man

  • Product Review: Old Spice Hydro Wash
    Disclosure: This content was sponsored by Old Spice, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you know I have had a long love affair with Old Spice products. Old Spice is a brand, for me, that ver…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 17, 12:49pm -
  • Product Review: Artis Brush
    Disclosure: Product for review was provided courtesy of Artis. Have you ever tried using a shaving brush? When I first discovered that you can create a barbershop-type experience at home with a shaving brush, I was surprised. I thought that brushes w…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 17, 2:48pm -
  • Guide To Growing A Beard: Realities and Myths
    Guest post submitted by Giv of When dealing with beard health, there are a lot of things that most guys don’t know. This guide with help you get familiar with all the basics you need to know about growing a lush and hygienic bear…
    - 9 days ago 18 Apr 17, 10:16pm -
  • The Black Hair Alphabet with BlkWmnAnimator Deborah Anderson
    Representation in all fields is important as we think about our future and how we inspire those who come after us. This is in part, what is so great about Deborah Anderson of BlkWmnAnimator. Recently, I learned that Deborah was working on a special g…
    - 17 days ago 11 Apr 17, 1:01pm -
  • How to Quickly Grow Your Hair ft. Winstonee
    As I mentioned in my previous post, my hair tends to grow VERY quickly but I realize that many folks have the opposite problem. Sometimes your hair won’t go quickly enough! Well, you’re in luck as I’ve some tips to share with you courtesy of Yo…
    - 21 days ago 7 Apr 17, 7:08pm -
  • Fro Frustrations: Say That 5 Times Fast
    MANE MAN is all about celebrating grooming and how grooming can be a great way for us to take of ourselves. Obviously, I spend a lot of time writing about all the products I get to try.  But today, I need to rant. MY. HAIR. WON’T. STOP. GROWING. A…
    - 24 days ago 4 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
  • We Have a Winner!
    Congratulations to our winner Anita J. on her win of the Old Spice Swagger Gel prize pack! Anita, please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize 🙂 Thank you to everyone who shared the post and entered the latest giveaway on MA…
    - 29 days ago 30 Mar 17, 7:21pm -
  • How to Look as Cool as Your Favorite Movie Character for Less!
    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the folks at Sunglass Warehouse. Many of us spend a good amount of time watching movies. Sometimes the humor is what keeps us entertained, like in The Hangover. Sometimes its the genuine badassness that hooks…
    - 31 days ago 28 Mar 17, 5:45pm -
  • Old Spice Giveaway!
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored Old Spice. Last week you may have read my review of Old Spice’s Swagger Gel, well this time around the folks at Old Spice are giving away a TON of grooming goodies and you have a chance to win! Swagger Gel is an e…
    - 36 days ago 23 Mar 17, 1:57pm -
  • Product Review: Treets Traditions
    Disclosure: Product for review has been provided for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions listed herein are mine and mine alone. Treets Traditions is a company focused on creating products that strike a natural balance between the holistic,…
    - 38 days ago 21 Mar 17, 4:11pm -
  • How to Up Your Beard Game…AND Maintain It
    Guest post written and submitted by Adam of Beard Care Products. Good news! If you’re planning on growing a beard or are having doubts about keeping one, it takes just a few tweaks to make a huge difference. Facial hair needs some loving care. Your…
    - 42 days ago 17 Mar 17, 2:59pm -
  • Product Review: Old Spice Swagger Gel
    Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Old Spice. “As a grooming expert, I’m so excited to team up with Old Spice to help introduce new Swagger Gel that’s designed for guys looking for high hold and a moderate shine. Let’s face it, guys…
    - 44 days ago 15 Mar 17, 1:56pm -
  • Instagrammers I Double Tap
    Scrolling through Instagram is one of my favorite, time-wasting activities. There is always a lot of visually stunning photos and good information to go around. When “stories” first hit, I had to admit that I wasn’t sold on the idea. Fast forwa…
    - 50 days ago 9 Mar 17, 1:11pm -
  • How to Maximize Your Attractiveness: Adopt These 7 Grooming Habits ASAP
    Guest submission by Robin Salvador. Do you have a social event you need to attend to or just trying to make an impression? With all things to consider: from the shoes, hair, and clothes; you are off being busy in making yourself socially presentable…
    - 57 days ago 2 Mar 17, 2:23pm -
  • Talking Beards, Equality & Activism with Musician Civil JustUs
    Civil Justus is a Brooklyn based rap artist and creative. The self-described thirst trap connoisseur initially attracts due to his lush beard and good looks, but it’s what comes out of his mouth that keeps your attention. I recently took some time…
    - 60 days ago 27 Feb 17, 6:55pm -