2017 Spring/Summer Essentials

With Spring in full effect, and Summer standing on our front porch, it’s time to fully prepare for this year’s warmest solstice. If you happen to live in the Northeast (especially New York) you know the weather has been a little schizophrenic lately. I mean seriously, one day it’s 90 degrees, the next it’s dropped down to…

Bite Beauty Lip Lab Experience

What better way for a makeup enthusiast to spend her afternoon than creating her own personalized lip shades. After a viral video on Facebook was brought to my attention, I was determined to make a trip out to Manhattan to create my very own lipstick. My initial visit was on a whim, I walked in…

An Open Letter to My Princess

  Dear Zahra, When I first discovered there was life inside of me it was July 14th, approximately 8 o’clock in the evening. So much was running through my mind, I was in disbelief. I made my first call to my best friend and what a conversation that was.  Still in disbelief, I made an appointment because…

Weary of the ways of the World

Wednesday, November 11th 2016. Its 7:35 a.m. The morning after Election Day. Waking up the sky was a different kind of grey and the air held a different kind of smog. The night prior, I fell asleep with Hillary Clinton in the lead, fully prayed up I was certain she would win. To my surprise…

So, What does Black Love mean to You?

Brown Sugar is my favorite movie of all time .. In the movie Sidney Shaw (Sanna Lathan) has an opening question she inquires in all her interviews; “So when did you fall in love with hip hop.” For so long I searched for my own personal tag line and I believe I found the perfect…

Being Blessed in Dark Places

My spirituality has stood the test of time in many areas of my life, some battles I won some have been losses. Lately my faith has been tested significantly in which I found myself battling hardships. I’ve recently watched a sermon by pastor Joel Osteen, where he preached on being ‘blessed in dark places.’ Needless to say…

Feathered Fun

These Tumblr inspired heels I created  were so much fun to wear, I embraced every strut I took in them. They were so simple to make:  The heels were on sale at Target.  The feathers are from Party City To put it all together I took my trusty glue gun (which everyone in life should…

MAC Oval 6

  People let me tell you about my best friend *singing* Obviously you can tell I am gagging over this brush. I’ve been using this tool for a little over a week now, and I can now share my honest opinion. This brush is pretty much LIFE. As a girl who swears by the beauty…

It’s Lit …. Literally 

What is Fall/Winter without candles? The aroma, the vibes, the calming therapy it gives; make this season all the more merrier. I must admit there is no better feeling than cuddling under your favorite blanket and burning a sweet smelling candle. Plenty of companies market and sell candles but in my humble opinion, none compare…

MAC Matte Collection 💄

 Although I’m SLIGHTLY late getting this post up, I wanted to share my thoughts on this new product. On June 11, MAC launched “The Matte Lip” collections in all physical locations. Now because I’m a sucker for a matte lip as well as new launches, I knew I needed a few colors from this collection….