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  • Inside My Cincinnati Music Festival Experience with MBIB!
    Summertime and all I want to do is enjoy the season in my favorite way – by going to music festivals all season long! If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I love a live concert experience. From world music and soul, rock or jazz, hi…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 4:59pm -
  • How I Learned to Drink More Water (The Hard Way. By Getting a Kidney Stone. Don’t Be Like Me)
      August 5, 2016. It was like any other day, pretty much. I was talking to my dad on the phone, telling him about a doctor’s appointment I had the day before, telling him about my plans for the 10th anniversary of Afrobella – that would have bee…
    - 9 days ago 8 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • On Learning to Love Your Difference
    When I was in high school, I wanted to look like anyone but myself. I thought I was too big, too dark but not dark enough at the same time, with acne and dark marks from picking at my face. My hair wasn’t long enough for my liking. I felt uncomfort…
    - 27 days ago 21 Jul 17, 4:34pm -
  • Beauty Brand History – Vaseline, from Skin Healing Past to Cocoa Radiant Present Day
      This post is sponsored by Mirum for Vaseline Cocoa Radiant When I look back at my own beauty history, it was the very first product for me.  That would be Vaseline — the multi-use balm that’s safe enough to protect against diaper rash. Hones…
    - 31 days ago 17 Jul 17, 6:09pm -
  • Matthew A. Cherry’s #HairLove Needs Our Support!
    Most of the time, my mom or my aunts or my sister did my hair. But the occasions where my dad tried to comb my hair are amongst the most memorable. The struggle was real, and so was the love. Daddy haircare has an extra special place in my heart beca…
    - 34 days ago 14 Jul 17, 12:55pm -

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 #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…
    - 3 days ago 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,…
    - 12 days ago 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…
    - 22 days ago 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…
    - 64 days ago 14 Jun 17, 11:26pm -
  • Review – Kenneth Cole – Kenneth Cole Black Bold

    - 77 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…
    - 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 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

  • newCN Exclusive: Goapele Opens Up About Her Big Hair Chop, Offers Advice To Young Women
    Photo Credit: Samuel Whitworth; courtesy of Goapele    Following the release of her latest EP Dreamseeker, Goapele has received a world of attention for her bold new haircut. Continue ReadingHowever, this type of representation isn’t…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 12:20pm -
  • new10 Stunning Black Models You Should Follow on Instagram
    Pictured: South African model, Thando HopaBlack Girl Magic is dominating Instagram. Models are taking advantage of this social media platform to showcase their beauty and diversity. Of course these are not regular bathroom selfies, their photos  ar…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Master P Announced Owner of New Orleans Gators Basketball Franchise
    If you've ever wondered what Master P aka Percy has been up to, well here's an update. The New Orleans native was announced yesterday as the owner of the New Orleans Gators.Continue ReadingThe Gators are apart of the GMGB also known as the Global Mi…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 17, 2:58pm -
  • Issa Rae Lets Fans Know Condoms Are Being Used on 'Insecure'
    Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesWhen Issa Rae made the leap from YouTube sensation to bonafide HBO star, millennials rejoiced. We saw Issa go from Awkward Black Girl to Hollywood, red carpets, awards shows, and interviews -- but one thing we didn't see…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 17, 11:24am -
  • Black Couple Opens First Black-Owned Gas Station in Clayton County, Georgia
    Fill 'er up!The next time you put $20 on pump 3, stop in Jonesboro, Georgia. The tiny town just welcomed the first black owned gas station in the entire county!Continue ReadingColisha Hicks and her fiancee Fatz own the Citgo station on Tara Boulevard…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 17, 10:18am -
  • Law Professor Works To Rescind Hairstyle Policies That Discriminate Against Black Women
    By Sharee SilerioInspired by her personal experiences and cases across the country, Berkeley Law professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig is using her expertise to fight against and eliminate hairstyle policies that discriminate against Black girls and women…
    - 2 days ago 15 Aug 17, 2:27pm -
  • Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million Of Concert Revenue To Flint Water Crisis
    During his concert over the weekend in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bruno Mars announced that he was donating $1 million to support victims affected nearby by the Flint Water Crisis.Continue Reading"I'm very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining m…
    - 2 days ago 15 Aug 17, 12:58pm -
  • How Dr. Sebi Reminded Us That Food Is The Only Medicine We've Ever Needed
    How many times have you tried a new diet that didn't work for you?How did you come across this diet?And if you thought it'd work, WHY?Continue ReadingToo often do we find ourselves adopting lifestyles that "look" like they will do just as much good f…
    - 2 days ago 15 Aug 17, 12:13pm -
  • Try This DIY Curl Cream
    Photo: @mussetteeby Mary WolffWhen looking for a quick fix for you curls, sometimes the answer is lurking in your kitchen. Many naturals enjoy playing mixtress and creating concoctions for the health of their hair. Making a DIY curl cream is one of…
    - 2 days ago 15 Aug 17, 10:19am -
  • Dave Chapelle Finally Meets Dylan From 'Making The Band'
    You're not a true Dave Chapelle fan if you're not familiar with his famous Making The Band skit, where he imitates hip hop artist Dylan.Continue ReadingWell turns out, Dave Chapelle had never actually met Dylan in person until this past Friday at a H…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 2:54pm -
  • Chance The Rapper Just Donated 30,000 Backpacks to Chicago Students
    It’s back to school time! In order to joyfully bring in the occasion, Chance The Rapper is continuing his charitable spirit and will be providing Chicago students in need with supplies. That’s right, Lil’ Chano from 79th teamed up with STATE Ba…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 1:40pm -
  • Shonda Rhimes Signs Multi-Year Deal to Move Shondaland to Netflix
    Photo courtesy of PMKBy Sharee SilerioShonda Rhimes is making moves again! The game-changing, hit-making writer, producer and showrunner is bringing her talent and production company, Shondaland, to Netflix! Her longtime producing partner, Betsy Beer…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 1:26pm -
  • Senegalese Model Khoudia Diop Wants To Show Young Girls "It's Not Bad To Be Dark"
    Photo by Joey RosadoKhoudia Diop, the now 20 year old model from Senegal, West Africa is continuing to redefine the standard of beauty. Known as 'melaniin goddess' on social media, she created the name to give meaning to dark skin girls, showing them…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 12:36pm -
  • 5 Ways To Achieve Softer Coily Hair
    Source: @davmd_by Mary WolffIf you have coils, you know how delicate they can be. They can be more prone to breakage and require special care. Many naturals with this texture wonder if there are ways to soften their strands without taking on damage.…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 10:18am -
  • Cetaphil Baby: Gentle Skincare for Delicate Skin (and a Giveaway!)
    This post is sponsored by my partner, Cetaphil. #CetaphilMomSquadHola Chicas!Cetaphil has been a part of my morning and evening skincare routines for the last 10 years. The Moisturizing Cream got me through 2 pregnancies with nary a stretch mark bec…
    - 5 days ago 12 Aug 17, 5:53am -
  • Google Homepage Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop
    Google Doodles have become so ingrained in pop culture that I don't know many people who aren't excited when they see a Google Doodle honoring their fave historical person or moment. Continue ReadingToday marks the 44th anniversary of hip-hop and Goo…
    - 6 days ago 11 Aug 17, 2:27pm -
  • Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson's '2 Dope Queens' Podcast Headed to HBO
    Photo courtesy of 2 Dope Queens Facebook pageJessica Williams (“The Daily Show”, “The Incredible Jessica James”) and Phoebe Robinson’s (“Broad City”) popular podcast “2 Dope Queens” is being adapted into a four-part hour-long televi…
    - 6 days ago 11 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • 'Whose Streets' Film Sheds Light on Ferguson 3 Years After Michael Brown's Death
    If you can believe it, it’s been 3 years since the brutal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown by a police officer. Following the tragic shooting, a firestorm of protests erupted in Ferguson in what will be documented in history books for years to com…
    - 6 days ago 11 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Transitioning Curls To Fall Weather
    Instagram: @claire_mostby Mary WolffSummer has its perks, but fall can be just as magical. Since summer can be pretty trying on natural strands, lots of curlies welcome the cooler temperatures and the reprieve it brings for their strands. When it co…
    - 6 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • Taraji P. Henson Says This Year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards Is All About Love
    Getty Images/ Jason KempinBy Sharee SilerioThis year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards is all about love. In a promotional video for the show, host Taraji P. Henson tells us that love is the force, the remedy and the solution to all that is amiss in this…
    - 6 days ago 11 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Rio Livin': Week 2
    Hola Chicas, Still down here living in 'yesterday's' dreams, dreaming about what I wanna create 'tomorrow'! Huge thanks to @Airbnb for helping comp our stay in this fabulous Brazilian, beachfront penthouse!  Breakfast with the squad! Nina came fro…
    - 7 days ago 10 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Try These DIY Shampoo Recipes
    Pictured: Herieth Paulby Mary WolffMaking your own beauty and hair care products can be a fun way to kill time. It can also be a great way to get hair care that is more personalized to exactly what your curls need! When it comes to cleansing your cur…
    - 7 days ago 10 Aug 17, 12:04pm -
  • This Harvard Grad Has Created A Beauty App for Women of Color
    Photo courtesy of Debra ShigleyMeet Debra Shigley. A Harvard graduate that started her career in journalism, Shigley (The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide) has been passionate about the non-inclusive nature of the beauty industry for a while. She even partne…
    - 7 days ago 10 Aug 17, 11:20am -
  • Usher Does Not Have Herpes, Takes Legal Action Against False Accusers
    Several different media outlets including Sandra Rose and BET are reporting that Atlanta-based singer Usher Raymond does not have herpes and therefore could not have given said herpes to what’s her face or that other lady or that one dude. Seems th…
    - 8 days ago 9 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • Marijuana Company Buys California City, Blacks And Latinos Still Arrested At Alarming Rates
    As of January 1, 2018, California’s “Green Rush” will be in full effect as the state will begin issuing licenses to marijuana dispensaries allowing for non-medical weed sales. Those in position to do so are naturally gearing up to take full ad…
    - 8 days ago 9 Aug 17, 1:46pm -

Georgous in Grey

  • Ulta Beauty Opens This Fall in NYC & Here’s What You Should Snatch!
    Maybelline’s FaceStudio Master Fix Setting +Perfecting Loose Powder may be the best kept secret in setting powder. This kit comes equipped with everything you need in a great look from start to finish: primer, color correcting pens, loose setting…
    - 9 days ago 8 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • Buy or Nah: Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadow Stick
    Even though I love makeup (with both my pinky toes and all my greys) I have no desire to spend two or three hours doing my makeup. I’m already late. I already wait until the last minute to get myself ready. I already want extra sleep in the morn…
    - 28 days ago 20 Jul 17, 7:09pm -
  • A First-Timer’s Guide to Dîner en Blanc

    - 32 days ago 16 Jul 17, 11:39pm -
  • I’m 40 & my body is betraying me… or is this normal?
    Turning 40 has been nothing short of a privilege for me. I remember having grown woman talks with my mother and my favorite aunties about the joys and downfalls of becoming a “real woman”. Because contrary to popular belief, becoming a woman doe…
    - 34 days ago 14 Jul 17, 3:13pm -
  • How I Keep My Hair Straight… All Day!
    One of the main questions I get asked about my hair is, “How do you keep your hair straight?” While I absolutely adore my curls and get a kick out of finding new ways to wear them, my blow-outs warrant affectionate head turns from the opposite…
    - 36 days ago 12 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • It’s Amazon Prime Day, Here’s what you should buy!
    Guess what today is. Amazon Prime Day. But let me confess my love for Amazon really quickly before I share these beyond dope deals with you guys. My soon-to-be husband will wrongly loudly tell you that I am addicted to Amazon. A truck comes to our…
    - 38 days ago 10 Jul 17, 9:48pm -
  • [VLOG] My plus size wedding dress shopping experience (Part 2)
    When I first started looking at wedding dresses I had all of these awful thoughts (read: misconceptions) in my mind. As a plus size bride you hear (and read) tons of horror stories from other women. From the bridal salons not having our size and h…
    - 46 days ago 2 Jul 17, 1:53pm -
  • What does Micro-Sculpting Cream do & should you be using it?

    - 49 days ago 29 Jun 17, 10:17pm -
  • The One Product Every Busy Traveling Girl Needs
    You know that I’ve been hit with the traveling bug. At this point my suitcase has a permanent home under my bed. I don’t even bother putting it away. But because I am a true beauty junkie one of my biggest problems is how to fit all of my beaut…
    - 55 days ago 23 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • The Perfect Plus Size Bridal Shower Dress
    I think I am the wedding unicorn. I’ve been having a ball planning my wedding. Everyone said I’d be stressed. They weren’t lying, I am! There’s so much to do. Book the venue. Book the caterer. Book the DJ. Book the photographer. Book. Book.…
    - 56 days ago 22 Jun 17, 4:30pm -


  • 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…
    - 37 days ago 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…
    - 50 days ago 28 Jun 17, 2:01pm -
  • It’s official: I’m An Age-Discrupting Badass!

    - 55 days ago 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 -


  • 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…
    - 38 days ago 10 Jul 17, 4:50pm -
  • Women In Tech Demo Day NYC
    Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Women in Tech Demo Day NYC hosted by Capital One in partnership with Women Who Code and AngelHack. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Capital One over the last year to spotlight some of their am…
    - 52 days ago 26 Jun 17, 10:16am -
  • Review: 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…
    - 57 days 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…
    - 90 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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…
    - 65 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…
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  • 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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  • newHow 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…
    - 2 hours ago 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…
    - 14 days ago 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…
    - 21 days ago 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,…
    - 23 days ago 25 Jul 17, 2:48pm -
  • The Best Way I Beat “Frizzy” Hair
    We are officially in the middle of a heat wave here in NYC, which means it’s super hot and SO HUMID. We do a lot of walking around these parts and in-between that frequently go underground to catch the subway. Needless to say, it’s no bueno. And…
    - 27 days ago 21 Jul 17, 11:42am -
  • Cooking 101: A Guide to the Perfect Steak
    We all know that summertime means it’s grilling season.  And who doesn’t love a perfectly cooked steak when you’re drinking beer with friends on your backyard patio? Summer’s great isn’t it?! Some of us out there are more adept at preparin…
    - 37 days ago 11 Jul 17, 1:14pm -
  • My Latest Grooming Discovery Revealed
    I’ve been holding on to this little tidbit for a couple of weeks now as I wanted to really give this some old-fashioned tried and true testing. My latest grooming discovery is a certified game-changer. A few weeks back, I came across a post  on Fa…
    - 42 days ago 6 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • Happy Independence Day!
    Happy Independence Day to you and yours! I hope this day will be one filled with peace & happiness. New posts coming later this week!    
    - 44 days ago 4 Jul 17, 11:16am -
  • 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…
    - 57 days 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 80 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…
    - 84 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…
    - 86 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,…
    - 91 days ago 18 May 17, 12:46pm -