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  • Flawless by Gabrielle Union – The Afrobella Interview
    One of the things I admire most about Gabrielle Union is how grounded she is. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her a few times — I believe we first met at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, and then again when we did Essence Magazine’s…
    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 7:59am -
  • FORM in Formation — Why I’m Loving This New Natural Hair Product Line
    When I learned that a friend of mine with an impeccable grind had been hired by Walker & Company — maker of genius shaving brand Bevel  — I had a suspicion that something amazing was afoot beyond the world of men’s grooming. Tristan Walker is…
    - 16 days ago 3 Oct 17, 6:24am -
  • Afrobella for GeenieBox — I Curated a Beauty Box for Charity! Check It Out!
    I’m 11 years deep in the beauty game, so yes — I’ve been approached a few times to curate a beauty/hair/lifestyle subscription box. I’ve held out or it hasn’t worked out, so many reasons in the past why it wasn’t the right time or the rig…
    - 55 days ago 25 Aug 17, 11:49am -
  • Weekend in Cincinnati — Where I Ate and What I Did In The Queen City and Covington, KY
    I was in Cincinnati and the surrounding area for about 4 days, but they were action packed. Back and forth from the hotel to the festival, with breaks that were short but sweet and left little time for drifting and exploring. But my husband and I had…
    - 57 days ago 23 Aug 17, 6:14pm -
  • 4 Facts You Should Know About P&G Beauty
    This post is sponsored by MBIB   I had a ball at the Cincinnati Music Festival! My visit to the area was a whirlwind of fun, food and music – but in the midst of it all, I got to experience a really special, insightful afternoon in house with some…
    - 62 days ago 18 Aug 17, 3:53pm -
  • 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…
    - 66 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 90 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…
    - 94 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…
    - 97 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

  • Daddy Diary – Fatherhood is Also…
    My previous daddy stories have generally focused on the challenges, albeit with a twist of humor, of being a parent. Today, I wanted to focus on those moments that spontaneously elicits that feeling of warmth and joy that makes being a parent a bless…
    - 4 days ago 15 Oct 17, 11:09am -
  • The Standard #43
    The wise gentleman comprehends the strength and value of living a life of integrity. During critical affairs arising from a moral or ethical dilemma, a learned gentleman is wisely deliberate and unequivocal regarding his ideological position. H…
    - 66 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,…
    - 75 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 14 Jun 17, 11:26pm -
  • Review – Kenneth Cole – Kenneth Cole Black Bold

    - 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 -

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 -

Naptural85

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Curly Nikki

  • The New 5-Minute Reviving Mask- Perm Rod Set
    Hi Everyone, Here's SumetraReed's 5-minute perm rod tutorial which includes two styling options for beautiful, bouncy curls! Take a look and share your thoughts!Watch Now!>>>
    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • How to Meditate, for Christians (and folks raised Christian)
    If you are Christian (or were raised Christian) and interested in meditation, this is an amazing place to start. It's hands down one of my all time favorite books and I've read more than 300 in this 'genre'.Continue!>>>I revisit passages from it (and…
    - 2 days ago 17 Oct 17, 1:31pm -
  • 7 African-American Visual Artists To Watch
    Artist Miles RegisBy Nikki Igbo“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” French impressionist artist Edgar Degas once made this statement and it could not be truer when considering the contributions of visual artists throughout his…
    - 2 days ago 17 Oct 17, 12:50pm -
  • 7 Things You Probably Haven't Heard About Colin Kaepernick
    Colin Kaepernick: The fashionisto.comBy Nikki IgboDespite the fact that Colin Kaepernick has become a household name whether a football fan or not, it’s amazing how most people don’t really know the former 49er quarterback’s background. Besides…
    - 2 days ago 17 Oct 17, 10:31am -
  • Do Certain Juices Help Hair Grow Faster?
    Photo: Gainsvillegrub.comBy Mary WolffThe juice craze is at full-force with today’s health conscious crowd. With more and more people worried about getting the right nutrients into their busy day, juicing is a great way to guarantee a healthy intak…
    - 2 days ago 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Natural Hair Women Are Relaxing Their Edges? Yes, It's A Thing!
     Beauty vlogger Jai Marii. By Samantha Callender for Essence.comWhile many Black women across the globe are embracing their natural kinky and coily texture, there is one thing that they still want to be sleek and straight: their edges. Of course…
    - 3 days ago 16 Oct 17, 1:32pm -
  • Are We Raising A Generation Of Crybabies? Why We Need More 'Shake It Off' Parenting
    By Erickka Sy Savane So the other day I came across an article by a psychotherapist and author who discussed the hidden dangers of ‘shake it off’ parenting. She uses the term to describe parents who tell kids to shake it off when they get hurt, a…
    - 3 days ago 16 Oct 17, 12:31pm -
  • How A Simple Greeting Card Can Transform Mother-Daughter Relationships
    Luciana Gilmore: Founder of 'Gilmore Girls Greeting'    By Kanisha ParksSome mother-daughter relationships form relatively easily and only grow more resilient over time into an unbreakable bond of understanding, love, and respect for one another. B…
    - 3 days ago 16 Oct 17, 11:12am -
  • Highest High Top Fade: Benny Harlem Breaks The Guinness World Record
    Benny Harlem- Source: Guinness World Record By Winnie G. Benny Harlem is a father, teacher, entrepreneur, model and now a Guinness World record holder. He first broke the internet with stunning photos of his amazing natural hair together with his da…
    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:12am -
  • Is It Okay To Call Kids Sexy?
    By Erickka Sy Savané“You look sexy!” exclaims my neighbor to my 6-year-old daughter.I laugh uncomfortably because though I know she’s showing some knee, I’d never call her sexy. She’s cute. Kids are cute. They’re not doing anything to wa…
    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:02am -
  • This Cancer Is On The Rise In Millennial Women. Know The Symptoms.
    By Mwabi KairaA week before Thanksgiving in 2014, we celebrated my brother and sister’s joint birthdays with a party. Somewhere between the dancing, the drinks and cutting the cake, my big sister casually mentioned that she hadn’t been feeling we…
    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • The Secret to Powerful Prayer
    "You can’t ask the sun to shine because the sun is shining; but you can bring yourself into that sunshine. Once you bring yourself into that sunshine, you don’t have to ask for qualities of sun, whether it’s sun tan or whether it’s warmth. Au…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 5:39pm -
  • Shades Of Black: African Americans With African Names
    Director Nzingha Sterwart at the 17th Annual Image AwardsBy Erickka Sy Savané “For the longest time, when I would show up places people would expect to see an Asian woman, not a black man,” says my friend Sekou, one day in conversation. It's b…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 12:45pm -
  • I Saved My Virginity For My Husband And Ended Up With Bad Sex
    By J. RENEE XoNecole.comI waited for this?That was the thought that ran through my head as my then-husband climbed off of me, unaware of the disappointment that was building up inside. For almost 25 years, I had held on to my prized possession, dodgi…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:30am -
  • Styling Tips for Short Naturally Curly Hair
    Actress Amandla Stenberg via instagram By Mary WolffStyling your hair is key to looking and feeling your best every day. If you have short curly hair, you may be experiencing some roadblocks in your hair journey. Whether you recently big chopped, we…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:09am -
  • The Little Things
    Life is made up of the little things, the little moments, seemingly mundane-- like waiting in line, scrolling through your feed, walking to the car, getting up from the couch, preparing a meal, or driving to the store.Continue!>>>Moment in, moment ou…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 11:27am -
  • Fall In Love With Kirbi's Candy-Colored Do's! #fallhairinspiration
    Kirbi on InstagramLooking to make a statement this fall? A look that celebrates the TWA not as a necessary stop on the way to length, but as the destination? Look no further than Kirbi's candy-colored do's that are so much fun they may inspire you to…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 11:02am -
  • The One Thing I Regret Not Doing In My Last Job
      Getty ImagesBy Tee Elle  I had a habit of establishing myself as a crucial team-player on the job. It was usually unintentional, though. I liked finding ways to make standard processes easier because extra steps annoyed me and I liked working on…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • 100 Percent Of The Teens From This After School Program Go To College
    New City KidsBy Erickka Sy SavanéLocated on the front of a small building on a beat down corner in Jersey City reads a sign that says, ‘New City.’ Every time I pass it I make a mental note to inquire within, but like many things, that day never…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Prepare For A Career In Front Of The Camera With Media Personality Patrick Riley
     Patrick Riley: Photo by Frank Ishman By Sharee Silerio With almost 30 years of experience in-front-of and behind-the-camera, Patrick Riley is a force in media and entertainment. As an independent personality, pop culture expert, producer and write…
    - 9 days ago 10 Oct 17, 1:19pm -

Georgous in Grey

  • [VIDEO] The Best Day Ever, Our Wedding Day!

    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:15pm -
  • Redbook’s Red Beauty Box Review
    From pet treats to stay-all-day mascara, to feminine products to bacon (yes this is a real thing, Google it) there’s absolutely no shortage of subscription boxes. There’s literally a box for everything. So because I love you I’m giving you a s…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 4:37pm -
  • [CONTEST HAS ENDED] My Biggest Beauty Giveaway EVER: Thank you for your support!
    You guys. Like seriously, this is the biggest beauty giveaway I’ve ever done and it’s all because you love me (does fashionable cartwheels)! Right before I got married (if you missed that check out our video below) you guys helped me reach 50,00…
    - 14 days ago 5 Oct 17, 5:16pm -
  • [VIDEO] Our Wedding Day, a sneak peek!
    For 12 months we’ve been planning our wedding. The last 30 days for me was a COMPLETE blur. Like “I didn’t know what day it was” type of blur. Through it all we still laughed, we still acted a fool on Instagram stories, we were still us. Th…
    - 21 days ago 28 Sep 17, 2:59pm -
  • What Beauty Means To Me (Inspired by Dove’s Real Beauty Production Short Films)
    “I’m not interested in hiding it!” That declaration from Diana Wright tugged at my heartstrings. She’s referring to her prosthesis. The teacher and mom of two daughters lost her leg after a car accident and is one of the subjects in the sho…
    - 22 days ago 27 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • The One Thing No One Will Remind You To Do On Your Wedding Day
    I’ve been saving cheat sheets on Pinterest and reading articles on wedding prep for the last 12 months. I’ve learned everything there is to know about how to plan a wedding and how to make your wedding go smoother. From how to propose to your br…
    - 22 days ago 27 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Maven Car-Sharing App Review: Your Phone Is The Key To Your Next Cool Car
    Back in April, GM Motors launched it’s Maven car-sharing app in Baltimore. Since our wedding was mostly DIY (read: we did everything ourselves) it made perfect sense to utilize this service for our wedding weekend. But also, what bride has $300 fo…
    - 31 days ago 18 Sep 17, 10:02pm -
  • 3 Must-Read DIY Beauty Tips My Mom Swore By + A Chance To Win $100
    The older I get the more interested in beauty I am. My mother was my beauty icon. I gaze at her pictures and remember how beautiful she was! I remember sitting on her bed watching her get ready for dates with my dad. She would literally have to put…
    - 31 days ago 18 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • 3 Things I Vow To Remember To Do On My Wedding Day
    It’s hard to believe that my wedding is in less than 3 weeks. Guys, in wedding language that’s basically tomorrow. And even though I’ve been planning since the moment I got engaged last year and I have lists and notes plastered everywhere in m…
    - 43 days ago 6 Sep 17, 4:30pm -
  • The Best Bridal Shower Pictures You’ll Ever See (I am Biased, Obvi!)
    This is the face of a really happy bride. My bridal shower was nothing short of amazing and exceptional and incredible and fulfilling and remarkable… I’m out of emotional words but you get it! My six bridesmaids got together to semi-surprise me.…
    - 57 days ago 23 Aug 17, 9:44pm -

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

  • My Thoughts on the Controversial Dove Ad
    First off, I want to preface this conversation by saying that this post is NOT paid or sponsored or endorsed by Dove. These are my personal thoughts and opinions, and although I am an ambassador for the brand, I was in no way obligated to post this o…
    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 2:25pm -
  • 3 Tips For Creating A Self-Care Routine
    Life comes at you fast. As someone who invests so much time and energy into giving, whether it’s with my blog or as a mommy, it often becomes a necessity for me to give back to myself. The way I do that is designating special self-care time over th…
    - 21 days ago 28 Sep 17, 10:52am -
  • Shop LoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop Up Returns
    I can’t even express how EXCITED I am to make this announcement. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen the incredible news. Thanks to a generous grant from the folks over at This Open Space, the Shop LoveBrownSugar Holiday P…
    - 28 days ago 21 Sep 17, 9:35pm -
  • 5 Travel Essentials for Overnight Trips & Staycations
    With Labor Day just around the corner, I’m sure many of us are planning our final summer excursions, staycations and overnight trips. When it comes to convenience while overnight traveling, I usually opt for very compact luggage and small overnight…
    - 49 days ago 31 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • LBS Chic: Maternity Style For BabyBrownSugar 2
    If you’re following me on social media, I’m sure you already have seen my special news. Over the weekend I announced that I’m expecting baby number two! Coming this Winter 2017, there will be a new little face making their debut here and on Ba…
    - 10 Jul 17, 4:50pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Fresher Than Chris

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

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  • 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…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 1:28pm -
  • NaturallyCurly Book ‘The Curl Revolution’ Hits Shelves
    NaturallyCurly is the largest site dedicated to caring for, and loving your naturally curly hair. On October 3, Naturally Curly will be releasing The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the NaturallyCurly Community! This boo…
    - 23 days ago 26 Sep 17, 1:34pm -
  • Should You Use a Beard Shampoo?
    This guest post is written by Jeremy from Best Men’s Shaver. Are you thinking about growing out a beard? If so, you may quickly realize that it is not as easy as just sitting around and letting it grow. As you begin to get some length on your beard…
    - 29 days ago 20 Sep 17, 12:46pm -
  • How to be Confident & Stylish with Your Hair Loss
    This is a sponsored post submitted by Skalp. Whether you started losing your hair long before you expected that you would or you had a feeling this process was coming, you still aren’t thrilled about it. Instead of allowing hair loss to drain your…
    - 41 days ago 8 Sep 17, 10:19pm -
  • Product Review: Harklinikken Hair Hydrating Mask
    Disclosure: Product for review was provided courtesy of Harklinikken for the purposes of this review. The opinions listed herein are mine alone. I have to admit it. When it comes to the natural hair care team…I’m a slacker. I honestly can’t rem…
    - 43 days ago 6 Sep 17, 2:41pm -
  • Prewedding Grooming Tips for Grooms
      When it comes to weddings, the star attraction is usually the bride, and they never disappoint. From hiring the best beauty experts for their makeup and getting the best gown for the ceremony, brides are known to go the extra mile to ensure they l…
    - 48 days ago 1 Sep 17, 11:50am -
  • First Look: Imperial Barber Grade Products Pt. 1
    Created by LA Master Barbers Pedro Zermeno & Scott Serrata Imperial Barber is a grooming brand that prides itself on creating high quality products that are all 100% American made.  With extensive experience in LA and NYC, the founders have created…
    - 50 days ago 30 Aug 17, 12:58pm -
  • Product Review: Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures
    Every now and then I think it’s important to switch up your hair care products, no matter how much you love the ones currently on rotation. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my latest drug store finds. As much as I love a high-end grooming produ…
    - 58 days ago 22 Aug 17, 11:37am -
  • How to Get Started Growing a Beard
    Guest post written and submitted by Adam of Beard Care Products. For men who decide to grow a beard there are many resources out there to understand all the various aspects that can go into maintaining facial hair and properly taking care of it. The…
    - 63 days 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…
    - 77 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…
    - 84 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,…
    - 86 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…
    - 90 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…
    - 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…
    - 6 Jul 17, 1:25pm -