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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

  • Black Thought
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin The knowledgeable gentleman is reconciled with the reality that anything worth the attempt of transforming could ultimately result in failu…
    - 41 days ago 5 Jun 19, 11:04pm -
  • The Standard #50
    The wise gentleman recognizes that success is never a perpetual certainty, as the unpleasant experience of failure is an inevitable reality. Trust, disappointment is but one of many catalysts for personal growth and development. No one is immune to l…
    - 61 days ago 17 May 19, 12:57am -
  • Daddy Diary – How Fatherhood Challenged My Masculinity While Restoring My Manhood
    Regarding the everyday activities of life, more specifically fatherhood, I am rather matter of fact with my observations and narratives. I am always open and honest about fatherhood with respect to its profound impact over the last 5 years. My role a…
    - 96 days ago 12 Apr 19, 1:29am -
  • The Standard #49
    The professional gentleman understands that success within the workplace is owed not only to an impeccable work ethic, but also to an even-keeled temperament that marries well with fellow colleagues. A colleague that contributes nothing more than a n…
    - 5 Apr 19, 9:51am -
  • Style & Substance – Brooks Brothers – The Medallion Necktie
    Generally, the corporate work environment requires a standard code of professional dress, and generally its employees are bound by that code. Now, companies rarely venture into the tiny specifications regarding work attire, rather, a broad overview i…
    - 29 Mar 19, 12:26am -
  • Listen Up, I Have a Story to Tell – How to Create a Winning Narrative for a Job Interview
    To be absolutely certain, the most prolific hip hop artists in history display the innate ability to tell vivid stories – the art of storytelling as many call it. The Notorious B.I.G. Nas. Scarface. These artists were able to lyrically weave a tape…
    - 2 Mar 19, 8:37am -
  • Men’s Designer Sale – MR PORTER
    Sure, the winter season is underway. However, in the arena of style and fashion, brands are gearing up to stock shelves with spring clothing & accessories. Therefore, serious sales will be plentiful as we head into the new year. That being said, one…
    - 31 Dec 18, 9:24am -
  • The Standard #48
    With absolute certainty, the mantle of leadership demands a fidelity to integrity, responsibility, wisdom, and truth. Leadership is an exhausting exercise in guiding others, often thankless, yet undoubtedly needed. It requires a steadfast commitment…
    - 11 Dec 18, 6:39pm -
  • Style & Substance – J. Crew – Cashmere Seedstitch Beanie
    So, here we are again, yet another winter season in Michigan. Wait, well, technically winter does not commence until December 21st. Nevertheless, Michigan weather is never one to strictly adhere to a specific calendar day, so wintry temperatures arri…
    - 1 Dec 18, 7:59am -
  • Style & Substance – Dents of England – The Leather Glove
    For better or for (mostly) worse, in the affairs of varying dress, men tend to gravitate towards simpler options. Now, do not be mistaken, simple can produce an air of unexpected sophistication and elegance. Conversely, the preference for oversimplif…
    - 27 Oct 18, 6:15pm -

Black Girl with Long Hair

  • Coconut Oil is Magical. 😍 Here’s Why It’s in All of Our Butters
    Coconut oil is having a moment right now. People swear by it for everything from cooking to skincare and it is the only ingredient that is currently in every one of our butters. (However we are releasing our first coconut oil- free line this year for…
    - 14 days ago 2 Jul 19, 9:25pm -
  • [Video] How We Whip Our Butters 😍
    We take texture seriously! We work with really rich and dense ingredients — raw butter and oil — so it’s important that we whip our butters to be light and non greasy with maximum absorbency. Below is a short video of what our butters look like…
    - 27 days ago 20 Jun 19, 1:03pm -
  • 6 Ways to Avoid Dry Skin
    Harvard Medical School just released a list  of recommendations for dealing with dry winter skin. It includes 1. Avoiding harsh/drying soaps.  2. Showering in warm — not hot — water. 3. Applying moisturizers to damp — not dry — skin. 4. U…
    - 74 days ago 4 May 19, 7:42am -
  • Enter to win a Vanilla Whipped Shea Butter!
    BGLH Marketplace 6 oz Vanilla Whipped Shea Butter Giveaway!
    - 82 days ago 26 Apr 19, 12:40am -
  • Shea Butter Doesn’t Hydrate?!
    A few months ago we got this email from a customer: “I recently purchased the ginger blended and mango cocoa blended butters. I didn’t have the results I’d hoped for with using the ginger blended butter on my hair. It has only left an oil coati…
    - 82 days ago 25 Apr 19, 9:46pm -
  • Why Whipped Shea, Cocoa and Mango are So Good for Dry Skin
    We all know shea, cocoa and mango butter can give you an incredible glow. But why? 1. They are high in vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin cell production. From ILoveSheaButter.com; “Shea butter is so rich in vitamin A that you could call it vi…
    - 83 days ago 24 Apr 19, 9:53pm -
  • Which Whipped Butter Do I Buy?! A Guide to Our 28 Varieties
    One of the most common questions we get is ‘Which butter do I buy?!’ We have 28 varieties so it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here’s a handy guide: 1. If you’re looking for a butter to moisturize your skin. Literally ALL of our butters are…
    - 86 days ago 22 Apr 19, 1:26pm -
  • A Brand Like Ours is Hard to Find
    We recently surveyed customers who hadn’t bought from us in a while. The majority admitted that in the time they’d been away they hadn’t been able to find a comparable brand of similar quality to replace us. I mean, we get it. We’re kinda i…
    - 96 days ago 11 Apr 19, 9:11pm -
  • Tired of Hair Products That Don’t Really Work?
    I started BGLH Marketplace out of my career as a natural hair blogger. On my site I covered the launches of many natural hair product lines, and while it was exciting to see more businesses catering to textured hair I noticed two huge gaps in the m…
    - 8 Feb 19, 5:46pm -
  • We’re Not a Trend. We’re Your New Staple Product.
    In the age of Instagram there are a lot of beauty products flooding the market. Hot new creams and elixirs pop up every day, chasing beauty care trends and promising miraculous results. At BGLH Marketplace, we’re playing the long game. We envision…
    - 5 Feb 19, 10:48pm -

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 -

Naptural85

I Used ONLY DOLLAR STORE Hair Products & THIS Happened!!! Was NOT Expecting THAT!
I Used ONLY DOLLAR STORE Hair Products & THIS Happened!!! Was NOT Expecting THAT!I did my complete hair regimen using ONLY Dollar Store products!!! Lawwd! This is how it came out!! Testing cheap natural hair products from the Dollar Store Dollar…
- 20 Feb 18, 11:38am -
Watch Me Go From BEAUTY To Enhanced Beauty 😛 CHATTY GRWM | Hair + Makeup
Watch Me Go From BEAUTY To Enhanced Beauty CHATTY GRWM | Hair + MakeupGrab a snack, let's chat and do some hair and makeup! All products used are listed below! Here's a quick faux bangs updo perfect for messy hair days or when you just need a qu…
- 20 Feb 18, 8:10am -
#GirlsCount | QUICK Protective Hairstyle For Girls - Natural Hair
#GirlsCount | QUICK Protective Hairstyle For Girls - Natural HairGet Involved - Info Below!! A SUPER Quick + EASY protective natural hairstyle for girls that will withstand the week and protect her ends, keeping the hair moisturized and healthy.…
- 20 Feb 18, 4:32am -
Removing Rubber Band Braids - BREAKAGE!? Naptural85
Removing Rubber Band Braids - BREAKAGE!? Naptural85As promised, I'm taking out my rubber band braids on camera to see if there's any damage or breakage to my hair and scalp! Hope it helps! XO! Nap GENTLE "Rubber Band Method" Jumbo Box Braids...F…
- 20 Feb 18, 2:45am -
WTH!? I spent $500 on this!? First Impression FINGERCOMBER Natural Hair Wigs
WTH!? I spent $500 on this!? First Impression FINGERCOMBER Natural Hair WigsI bought $500 worth of natural hair wigs from Fingercomber.com and decide to unbox them for you! Let's see how this goes... Lawd! XO, Nap OMG! $26 DETANGLING COMB | Is It…
- 20 Feb 18, 12:03am -
GENTLE "Rubber Band Method" Jumbo Box Braids | Easy Natural Hair Protective Style
GENTLE "Rubber Band Method" Jumbo Box Braids | Easy Natural Hair Protective StyleToday we're doing a QUICK natural hair protective style, the Jumbo Box Braids, installed using the "Rubber Band Method." I'll be showing you how I do this method in…
- 19 Feb 18, 7:15pm -

Curly Nikki

  • The Benefits of Turmeric for Natural Hair
    by Vanessa OsbourneDeveloped in India over 3,000 years ago, Ayurvedic medicine or Ayurveda for short, is one of the world's oldest holistic i.e. whole-body, healing systems. The foundation of Ayurveda is that health and wellness depend on the intrica…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jul 19, 1:31pm -
  • Preventing and Treating Natural Hair Damage #LikeABoss
     hair idol, Nacketia! via BlackNaps.org Damage is a barrier that will prevent you from seeing hair growth. Your hair is actually growing all the time, but with damage in the way, your hair is breaking off at the same rate it is growing, which is wh…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jul 19, 1:31pm -
  • These Nutritional Deficiencies Hurt Your Natural Hair Growth
    Photo Courtesy of Natasha Leedsby Sophia Emmanuel If you notice excessive hair loss all over the scalp, it may be a sign of a nutrient deficiency.Hair is a fast-growing tissue that grows one centimeter per month inside pockets called hair follicles.…
    - 57 days ago 21 May 19, 12:36pm -
  • DIY Sea Buckthorn Mask for Dry, Damaged Hair
    by Emilia Obiekea of AdoreBotanicals.comSea Buckthorn oil is highly prized due to its great abilities to grow hair, heal damaged skin and reduce symptoms of skin and hair conditions. This oil is dark and beautifully rich. It contains beta carotene (c…
    - 76 days ago 2 May 19, 1:08pm -
  • 5 Amazing Benefits of Mango for Natural Hair
    by Sabrina of SeriouslyNatural.orgSummer is almost here and you know what that means, mango season is in full effect. One of the most popular fruits eaten around the world, the mango, is best known for its fragrant smell and sweet, juicy flesh. These…
    - 76 days ago 2 May 19, 1:07pm -
  • How to Detangle Your Long, Type 4c Natural Hair
    craving yellowby Tabitha TongoiMany naturalistas start off their hair journeys by cutting off their relaxed strands. As they rock their TWAs with pride, many begin to crave length shortly after and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Natura…
    - 78 days ago 30 Apr 19, 2:07pm -
  • The 4 Best Tools for Detangling Natural Hair
    IG @loverasheeda by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.orgNow, every natural girl, curly girl, kinky girl and coily girl HATES tangles. They are annoying, time-consuming (to remove carefully) and counterproductive to our hair growth goals. They c…
    - 78 days ago 30 Apr 19, 2:07pm -
  • Products Your Daughter's 4c Hair Will Love
    The Melanin Shop By Erickka Sy SavanéFiguring out the right products to use on my two daughters' 4c hair has been a struggle for this mom. Even though their hair is short, keeping it moisturized has been the biggest challenge. Fortunately, I've been…
    - 79 days ago 29 Apr 19, 12:32pm -
  • The Benefits of Keeping Your 4c Natural Hair Stretched
    image sourceby Camille WilsonType 4c hair, in all its glory and beauty, can admittedly present a bit of a learning curve to naturals who are still learning about their hair. It may take a while to fully understand what their hair needs in order to th…
    - 84 days ago 24 Apr 19, 3:20pm -
  • Why You Should Protective Style More Often!
    IG @aleshanokeysby Ariane of BlackNaps.orgMany have asked the question, how can you enjoy your hair if it’s always tied up in protective styles. My response: because it makes life easier. Protective styling is constantly encouraged, especially amon…
    - 84 days ago 24 Apr 19, 3:19pm -
  • How to Get a BIG, Soft Afro, Instantly!
    Naturally Elite writes:Hi!  I want to share my everyday routine with you guys.  This video shows how I style my hair into a big soft afro in the morning and also how to achieve the exaggerated side part that got so much love on my Instagram Page: @…
    - 85 days ago 23 Apr 19, 1:08pm -
  • Moisture to the Max! 3 Routines for Seriously Hydrated Hair​.
    by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.comAs the seasons change, so does our hair. Drier air and bitter winds can wreak havoc on our fragile strands, leaving curls dull, limp, and dry. You've tried gels, conditioners, and almost everything on the beaut…
    - 85 days ago 23 Apr 19, 1:08pm -
  • There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You And Your Partner Every Day!
    With all the thinking go on, what chance does our heart have to breathe, feel, and experience life, no less make contact with our significant others? The crowded mind makes for an overcrowded heart with little room for ourselves and less room for any…
    - 86 days ago 22 Apr 19, 10:28am -
  • Tune in to Nikki on the Dr. Oz Show- TODAY!
    We’re at it again! Be sure to tune in to @dr_oz today for our BIG hair investigation show! We cover EVERYTHING from preventing hair loss, to keeping it from growing in the places you don’t want it!Continue!>>> View this post on InstagramWe’re a…
    - 86 days ago 22 Apr 19, 10:28am -
  • Use THIS to Naturally Darken Your Hair!
    IG @chocolateblackdollby Sointocurls via Blacknaps.orgThat’s right. The safest alternative for beautiful dark hair color might just be on your shelf in your pantry, and if you guessed coffee or tea, you are absolutely right! After all, who hasn’t…
    - 89 days ago 19 Apr 19, 12:59pm -
  • Has Your Hair Reached Its Terminal Length?
    sourceby AB of TheKinkAndI.comShort answer: NO.Continue!>>>‘Terminal Length’ is a concept I did not understand until very recently. When I started growing my hair out in uni, it started breaking when it reached a comfortable shoulder length. Just…
    - 89 days ago 19 Apr 19, 12:59pm -
  • The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for Hair Typing Natural Hair
    by Sabrina of SeriouslyNatural.orgHair typing is the easy way to determine what type of curls you have. Although it is obvious enough that natural hair varies in texture, hair typing is a system that makes it easy to point out what category your stra…
    - 89 days ago 19 Apr 19, 12:59pm -
  • Should I Detangle My Natural Hair Before or After I Shampoo?
     IG @ebonybomani by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.orgThe natural hair community is chock full of information of all kinds. From co-washing to deep conditioning and sealing, there are many different tips and tricks that are shared by some of o…
    - 91 days ago 17 Apr 19, 1:25pm -
  • Detangling Made Easy!- Avoiding Tangles and Simplifying Washday
    source by Sabrina PerkinsWashday blues…ugh! They will have you cursing for sure. We love our curls, coils, and waves but sometimes we get tired of the extra work many of us face during washday. I used to dread washday but now I have gotten my wash…
    - 91 days ago 17 Apr 19, 1:20pm -
  • Could your hair products be the cause of your health problems?--Nikki on The Dr. Oz Show
    Hey hey!Here are a few clips from today’s super important Dr. Oz episode about the consequences of some hair treatments marketed to Black women. I also share healthy alternatives! For the full episode, check your local listings! And thank you Tenni…
    - 93 days ago 15 Apr 19, 4:58pm -
  • B-BEAUTY: THE NATURAL BLACK SKIN CARE REVOLUTION
    by Roz via NaturalFaceTherapy.comIt’s time for a natural black skin care movement. A revolution that focuses on the health, hydration and treatment of uneven skin tone for black skin using all-natural products.continue!>>>This post contains affilia…
    - 97 days ago 11 Apr 19, 1:00pm -
  • 4 Wash Day Hacks: Detangling Natural Hair the Easy Way
     by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.orgIf you’re someone who dreads the idea of wash day because of the hours you spend detangling, you’re not alone. In fact, as I’m writing this I’m cringing at the thought that I actually used to spend…
    - 99 days ago 9 Apr 19, 11:09am -
  • It's Not Impossible...Here's How to Detangle the Worst Knots
      by Samantha Berley via NaturallyCurly Sometimes something as simple as skipping a wash can knot up your hair like ropes on a sail. It’s not the greatest situation, especially if you want that healthy sheen. Knots can drag you down, but there a…
    - 99 days ago 9 Apr 19, 11:09am -
  • How to Finger Detangle Type 4b / 4c Natural Hair
    Liv writes:The closer it gets to wash day the more tangled my hair gets! I wanted to share the 3 easy ways to finger detangle natural 4B/4C hair! These methods help me remove knots and tangles all by using my fingers! In turn,  helping me retain len…
    - 100 days ago 8 Apr 19, 3:13pm -
  • 4 Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair
    by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNaturalI transitioned from 2009-2011. I can say that transitioning was very hard for me. At the time, I had no idea how to do my hair at all. The two textures were like night and day, and I was frustrated with my tre…
    - 100 days ago 8 Apr 19, 3:13pm -

Georgous in Grey

  • What you missed at our #SelfCareIRLretreat
    I honestly didn’t think that I could pull off hosting my own wellness retreat. #SelfCareIRL retreat happened because you guys believed in me and supported me. I’m still trying to grasp the idea of actually executing a dream. Like, no for real. Ha…
    - 30 days ago 16 Jun 19, 11:51pm -
  • Listen to Podcast Epi 3: Live from the #SelfCareIRL Retreat in Mexico
    Our #SelfCareIRLretreat was nothing short of amazing. I learned a lot about myself and the things that I am capable of. I’ll dive deep into what that looked like in a separate post. For now, let’s get into my first LIVE podcast. Mexico was the pe…
    - 34 days ago 13 Jun 19, 2:32pm -
  • Shop Plus Size Swimsuits that will set your entire soul free from haters
    When I lived in New York I realized that I lived 20 minutes from the beach. From that point on I instantly became a beach babe and started collecting swimsuits. I now have about 50 of them. I feel you judging me, STOP! And even though I cannot swim (…
    - 43 days ago 4 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • Confession: I used to be ashamed to wear a panty liner.
    Confession. I’ve been wearing a panty liner nearly every day for the past year. At first, I was really ashamed. And for a long time, I just wouldn’t use a panty liner enough though I knew I needed to. My body would tell me I needed it. So, I woul…
    - 43 days ago 4 Jun 19, 1:57pm -
  • You can get a bus ticket from Bmore to DC for $5, here’s how!
    Thousands of people will the line streets around the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods for the Washington DC Pride Parade on June 8th. I’m hella excited because this is the first year that I will be in town for the festivities. I usually pass o…
    - 50 days ago 28 May 19, 3:36pm -
  • 3 ways to create new traditions after the death of a loved one
    Here’s something that no one tells you. Everything in your life changes drastically when someone you love dies. And it’s the things that you never think about. Not just the holidays and birthdays. Songs are triggering. Restaurants. TV Shows. No d…
    - 78 days ago 30 Apr 19, 12:09am -
  • Why I’m no longer “Gorgeous In Grey”

    - 100 days ago 8 Apr 19, 5:26pm -
  • Skincare Routine for Dry Skin [Updated Video]
    I did y’all a solid and recorded my updated skincare routine for dry skin. I’ve gotten a lot of requests to show you beauties how I maintain “that glow”. In this video, I show you what my morning skincare routine is. And it’s also a little…
    - 6 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • Plus Size Jeans Try On Haul [VIDEO]
    2019 came in with a vengeance and I quickly realized that I had too many clothes. But here’s my issue. I wanted more. So in order to honor my wants I had to do some purging. At the top of the year, I got rid of everything that didn’t serve (incl…
    - 5 Mar 19, 9:38pm -
  • Do your migraines and headaches have you feeling stressed? It may be time to call your doctor
    I hopped off a 6-hour flight to San Francisco and immediately felt the weight of the world sitting impatiently on my head waiting for my attention. I also must add that before this San Fran trip, I was in New York for two days. I haven’t been home…
    - 14 Jan 19, 11:55pm -

JetSetSarah

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

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

LoveBrownSugar

  • 3 Ways To Unwind and Drop Your PowerMom Cape
    This post about ways to unwind was created in partnership with Loacker. All opinions below are my own. The other day I posted on IG about some of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day of conquering the world as a PowerMom. One myth out there ab…
    - 71 days ago 7 May 19, 3:44am -
  • 3 Tips For Dressing With Confidence
    This post about dressing with confidence was created in partnership with Lane Bryant. All opinions expressed are my own and not those of the company. Guys, it’s been a while! My little boy just turned 18 months so I’ve officially been a mommy of…
    - 74 days ago 4 May 19, 2:08pm -
  • 3 Reasons To Celebrate Your Wins
    It didn’t really occur to me how important it is to celebrate your wins until this past month when, for the first time ever, I held a cocktail to celebrate a successful end to BrownGirlsLove POWER Day. The cocktail celebration and this post series…
    - 11 Feb 19, 6:10pm -
  • 35 Black Owned Businesses To Shop This Month
    So you guys know I am a huge supporter of black-owned businesses. Every year I create a list of black owned businesses to support. We have such strong buying power as a community. We have to support each other! Disclaimer: this is NOT an exhaustive l…
    - 2 Feb 19, 9:41pm -
  • 5 Travel Essentials for Overnight Trips & Staycations
      Sometimes you just want to get away. You may not be planning a long 7-week excursion each time. In fact, quick overnight trips are some of my favorite trips to take because you’re challenged with making the most of your time in a new locale. Whe…
    - 29 Jan 19, 12:00am -
  • 3 Tips For Creating A Self-Care Routine
      Life comes at you fast. As someone who invests so much time and energy into giving, whether it’s with my blog or as a mommy or as an entrepreneur, it often becomes a necessity for me to give back to myself. The way I do that is designating speci…
    - 23 Jan 19, 1:00am -
  • My Move To LA: Sharing My Story With Toyota
    Hey loves! As some of you know from following me on social media, I moved to LA over 6 months ago. It took alot of faith and courage for me to leave my hometown and head to the sunny shores of Southern California, but honestly it was one of the best…
    - 2 Nov 18, 1:53pm -
  • My #EssenceFest 2018 Experience With Unilever
    Earlier this month, I had the time of my life living it up in the Big Easy. I went to New Orleans for my fourth ever Essence Festival. This year, I attended as a Unilever Partner and had the opportunity to hang out at their “Relax, Refresh, Take Ca…
    - 30 Jul 18, 6:17pm -
  • Dove Self-Esteem Project’s #HourWithHer: What I’m Teaching My Daughter
    Today is International Women’s Day and I’m excited to celebrate this special day by spending an hour of time with my daughter talking about confidence and self-esteem. This blog post was written in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to…
    - 8 Mar 18, 5:26pm -
  • LBS Mompreneur Diaries: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned As A New Parent
    This post is sponsored by WaterWipes. All opinions expressed below are my own and not those of the company. This is going to sound weird, but motherhood is kind of like changing dirty diapers. It’s an all-day every day affair, it requires constant…
    - 6 Mar 18, 6:53pm -

Fresher Than Chris

  • Get to Know Canali
    While streetwear is having its moment, there’s no denying that suiting is slowly but surely making its return. Don’t mistake it: Suiting never really went away.  But it has seen many iterations.And right now, we are seeing suiting being infused…
    - 13 Sep 18, 10:40am -
  • Fresher In These Streets: Poplin & Co.
    I’m not one of for lots of pics myself.. however.. I really wanted to share this cool brand with you all.  The brand is called Poplin & Co. The brand is based out of Vancouver, B.C. It features some really cool prints, a great fit and a soft handf…
    - 20 Aug 18, 10:59am -
  • Stripe Me Up: Cool Shirts for Summer
    Ever since I heard the line “whose broad stripes and bright stars” in the national anthem, I’ve been feeling that print on shirt. As a kid I can remember my dad’s off-duty shirts having broad blue or pink stripes on them.  As an adult, I’v…
    - 13 Jun 18, 10:53am -
  • Getting Ripped: Denim Edition
    Honestly, most of my style and taste were crafted from things I saw as a kid or things I wanted to do—but wasn’t allowed to.  Denim was one of them.  My parents are old school. I’m first generation born here—they grew up in Guyana, South Am…
    - 11 Jun 18, 11:34am -
  • Being A Windowshopper is Fresh
    “Yo, you a window shopper”- 50 cent. Window shopping isn’t as terrible as 50 may have insinuated over a decade ago.  One of the greatest ways to learn about your style and what you want for the season is by window shopping. Nowadays, the windo…
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:37pm -
  • Fresh Brands: BKLYN LEAGUE
    I’m always looking for the next and best brands out here, both luxe and contemporary.  Been following this brand for a little bit and really loved their elevated basics. Find out more about the brand below. BKLYN LEAGUE is a Brooklyn based lifesty…
    - 12 Jan 18, 12:13pm -
  • New Year, New Underwear
    We are about two weeks in the new year and everyone is working on “new you”.  Gym memberships are underway, dream boards are being created and yet.. some of y’all are still wearing the same underwear from undergrad. This year I implore you to…
    - 6 Jan 18, 11:35am -
  • Edge Shaving Gel x FresherThanchris
    Being bald isn’t as easy as it looks—and shaving is a necessity. Finding the right product to keep your head protected, shiny and clean can be as hard as dating as in NYC. Thankfully, the folks at Edge Shave Gel helped me solve both of these prob…
    - 13 Jun 17, 12:57pm -
  • Must-Have Scarves For Men
    A few years ago, Lenny Kravitz was spotted in this enormous scarf.  A lot of people laughed and called it outrageous but I wasn’t mad at all. In fact, I think it’s such a rockstar moment.                                      B…
    - 28 Jan 17, 8:26pm -
  • Must-Have Gloves
    Gloves are one of those accessories I tend to forget about. Partly because I used to lose them as a kid and partly because I lose them now. However, gloves are one of those underrated items, that are not only functional but fashionable. Whether its a…
    - 31 Dec 16, 6:53pm -

Looking Fly on a Dime

  • 4 swimsuits for $44? Here’s the good and bad of ordering with Zaful
    Have you ever seen a brand’s ads pop up in your Facebook feed and you say to yourself, “oh, that’s cute!”? That’s how I felt when I saw Facebook ads for Zaful for the millionth time. I didn’t really know much about the retailer other than…
    - 28 days ago 19 Jun 19, 12:04am -
  • My Top 5 Thrift Store Faves + Tips on How I Scored Them
    It’s safe to say that as a hardcore thrift shopper {I’ve been thrifting for pretty much all my life!}, I’ve found some serious gems. I’m talking pieces that are absolute showstoppers and have people asking, “where did you get that??” and…
    - 58 days ago 20 May 19, 8:41pm -
  • My New Favorite Travel Sneakers are from the Boys Department
    My name is Patrice and I’m a hardcore high heel lover, but I’m absolutely obsessed with a pair of sneakers. Whew, that was tough for me to say! But no seriously, I bought a pair of sneakers from Target a few weeks ago and they’ve become my go-t…
    - 90 days ago 18 Apr 19, 3:59pm -
  • Dressing for Weight Gain
    It happened gradually. Well, gradually as in a year or two. First it was a snug fit here. Then a ripped zipper there. I was gaining weight. Before I get into this post, I want to make a few things clear: gaining weight isn’t a horrible thing. I’m…
    - 25 Mar 19, 12:34am -
  • The 2019 Fashion Week Trend You Can Easily Find at Any Thrift Shop
    Another Fashion Week has come and gone and honestly? Blah! I’ve never been a huge fan of Fashion Week. I mean, I get it. It’s amazing to see the designs, what’s trending for the next season and the overall high energy being around other creativ…
    - 6 Mar 19, 9:27pm -

Jouelzy

#Popsnark 45: What Face WIll Kylie's Black Daughter Pick?
#Popsnark 45: What Face WIll Kylie's Black Daughter Pick?Please support by: *Turning off your ad blocker. *Becoming a Patron via http://Patreon.com/jouelzy *Donating via Cash App http://cash.me/$jouelzy *Subscribe: http://jouz.es/sub-to-me ------…
- 20 Feb 18, 5:26pm -
Kicked Out of the YouTube Partner Program
Kicked Out of the YouTube Partner ProgramPlease support by turning off your ad blocker and/or becoming a Patron via http://Patreon.com/jouelzy. http://cash.me/$jouelzy Let's discuss what the new YouTube Partner Program restrictions...From:Jouel…
- 20 Feb 18, 3:41am -
GRWM: Fenty Beauty Confused | @Jouelzy
GRWM: Fenty Beauty Confused | @JouelzyPlease support by turning off your ad blocker and/or becoming a Patron via http://Patreon.com/jouelzy. Fenty Foundation in 340 http://bit.ly/2fySZod Fenty Instant Retouch Primer http://bit.ly/2fz...From:Jou…
- 19 Feb 18, 11:58pm -
You Don't Need A Seat at the Table | #Blessed Eps. 1 #SmartBrownGirl
You Don't Need A Seat at the Table | #Blessed Eps. 1 #SmartBrownGirlPlease support by turning off your ad blocker and/or becoming a Patron via http://Patreon.com/jouelzy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------…
- 19 Feb 18, 11:11pm -
Where Are All the Black Girls in the Creative Industry?
Where Are All the Black Girls in the Creative Industry?AdobePartner Stay inspirational as a and to #SmartBrownGirls™. Thank you to Adobe Creative Cloud for giving me the opportunity to attend #AdodeMax. #MaketItImpactful #ad Edited with #Premie…
- 19 Feb 18, 9:36pm -
Why Is It So Hard to Hire Black Women Creatives?
Why Is It So Hard to Hire Black Women Creatives?Follow Jessica Bellamy on Instagram http://jouz.es/2nsJjQs *Download the Adobe research report, Creativity's Diversity Disconnect https://adobe.ly/2z8UynC *The Adobe Creative Residency empowers...F…
- 19 Feb 18, 7:31pm -

The Curvy Fashionista

  • A Plus Size Cosplay Catwalk at the TCFStyle Expo? Ohhh yes!
    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Plus size Cosplay Is FUN! The TCFStyle Expo is hosting a Plus SIze Cosplay Catwalk to celebrate the plus size cosplayers in the community!The post A Plus Size Cosplay Catwalk at the TCFStyle Expo? Ohhh yes! appeared fi…
    - 8 days ago 9 Jul 19, 8:45am -
  • Plus on Screen: Is Melissa McCarthy the Ursula we Need?
    Walt Disney Studios is casting their live action The Little Mermaid movie and they think Melissa McCarthy is their sea witch, Ursula. Here's what we think.The post Plus on Screen: Is Melissa McCarthy the Ursula we Need? appeared first on The Curvy F…
    - 9 days ago 8 Jul 19, 10:30am -
  • 20 Perfect Plus Size Maxi Dresses For Maximum Summer Style
    We've rounded up the best plus size maxi dresses that you can wear for any occasion this summer. Browse these flattering fits and beautiful styles.The post 20 Perfect Plus Size Maxi Dresses For Maximum Summer Style appeared first on The Curvy Fashio…
    - 9 days ago 8 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • Looking for the Best 4th of July Weekend Sales? We’ve Got Your Sales Roundup!
    Need a few sales and deals? We've rounded up some of the best 4th of July Weekend Sales in plus size fashion, beauty, accessories, and more! Take a look at the best of what we've found!The post Looking for the Best 4th of July Weekend Sales? We’ve…
    - 12 days ago 5 Jul 19, 10:30am -
  • Cool News! Tess Holliday Covers the Nylon Magazine July Beauty Issue!
    Plus size model, Tess Holliday graces the cover of Nylon Magazine's digital cover and we share highlights from the interview and the looks we love!The post Cool News! Tess Holliday Covers the Nylon Magazine July Beauty Issue! appeared first on The C…
    - 12 days ago 5 Jul 19, 8:45am -

Mane Man

  • Man Cave Ideas: Creating a Space For You
    When sharing a space with a significant other, roommate, or family members, having a space of your own to relax, unwind and enjoy your favorite hobbies is a must-have. Below we have a few tips to help you design your own retreat, also known as the ma…
    - 3 Nov 18, 8:14am -
  • Product Review: Old Spice Foamer
    Disclosure: Products for review were provided courtesy of Old Spice. I have long given up on most traditional soaps as I find that they can be incredibly harsh on my skin, leaving me feeling super dry. It’s not fun, especially during the cooler, dr…
    - 17 Oct 18, 4:35pm -
  • Product Feature: A Look at the New Tani SilkCut Collection
    In this latest post, MANE MAN review the new SilkCut Collection of underwear from Tani. Read on for more!
    - 23 Jul 18, 12:10pm -
  • Getting Started in a New Pad: My Picks
    I HATE moving. Does anyone actually like that process? I can’t imagine anyone does. The one thing I do like about new spaces is creating the feel and layout of the room. I’m sensitive to my environment so I’m much more intentional about the lay…
    - 20 Jun 18, 2:40pm -
  • Product Review: Redken Brews Pt. 2
    You may have read part one of my Redken Brews adventure earlier this week. Here are my thoughts on the lineup’s stylers and finishing products. Read on for more! Pastes, Gels and Creams Dishevel Fiber Cream: I haven’t had a lot of success with cr…
    - 4 Apr 18, 12:43pm -
  • Product Review: Redken Brews Pt. 1
    Have you heard about trend of drinking beer in the shower? I’m not so much a fan of that idea – a hot tub maybe – but a shower, not so much. I much prefer trying out Redken Brews. Redken Brews is a line of products with the modern male in mind.…
    - 2 Apr 18, 12:38pm -
  • Skincare in Transition: Winter to Spring
    Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate the feeling of dry skin, particularly dry hands. I work hard to take care of my skin and along the way I’ve found some products that work pretty well at keeping me from battling dry skin all the time. As w…
    - 1 Mar 18, 4:23pm -
  • Keeps Helps Men Halt Hair Loss
    Did you know that 66% of American men experience hair loss by the age of 35 (American Hair Loss Association)? It’s no wonder that so many men are terrified at the prospect of losing their hair as they move throughout their 20s. In the past, if you…
    - 16 Jan 18, 10:29am -
  • Product Review: SheaMoisture Beard Care

    - 9 Jan 18, 12:41pm -
  • Product Review: Tommy John Men’s Underwear
    Disclosure: Products for review were provided courtesy of Tommy John for the purpose of this review. All opinions listed herein are mine alone. A lot of men dress for comfort and I’m definitely one of those guys. Yes, I like to try to look put toge…
    - 4 Jan 18, 2:12pm -
  • Last Minute Gifts for Gents

    - 17 Dec 17, 5:34pm -
  • Product Review: ribbedtee
    Every now and then it’s important to switch up your tees and underwear, and let’s be honest, most guys aren’t the best at updating our undergarment wardrobes. Recently, I had the opportunity to try out some offerings from ribbedtee and I’m ha…
    - 8 Nov 17, 12:45pm -
  • Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is Your Perfect Fall Spirit
    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Captain Morgan. Ask anyone that knows me and you’ll realize that I’m a BIG fan of fall. The leaves are changing, the humidity is leaving the air, and that’s not to mention cooler temperatures mean comforta…
    - 26 Oct 17, 2:29pm -
  • Dwyane Wade’s Private Chef Launches Eating Well to Win
    How many of you think that Dwyane Wade is one of the better players of our current generation?  Well if you’re a fan of his, or his incredible partner Gabrielle Union, then you know they are couple goals. If you want to start to live like Gabby an…
    - 24 Oct 17, 11:22am -
  • My New Favorite Shampoo
    Many people talk of the benefits of coconut oil for hair & body. There’s even a pretty cool pin that you can buy to celebrate your love for the wonder oil. I, myself, have been a big fan for a while now but my love for coconut oil has recently been…
    - 11 Oct 17, 1:28pm -