BabyBrownSugar Update: 6 Months

Wow. Summer 2014 has really been kicking me in the behind! I literally blinked and suddenly it’s August and summer is soon coming to an end ....more

LoveBrownSugar Celebrates 5 Years: Summer Hiatus

“You should start a blog.” I still remember hearing those words, crystal clear, from a coworker right after I graduated from college in 2009. LoveBrownSugar turned 5 years old in July....more

LBS Exclusive: Gabrielle Union Skin Care Secrets With Neutrogena

Recently I was offered the opportunity to chat with the lovely and super talented Gabrielle Union. Yes, the Being Mary Jane protaganist herself. Not only am I obsessed with her sense of style but I think she has one of the prettiest faces in Hollywood ....more

Sick Site Spotlight: Foxy Mango

There is no shortage of online beauty retailers. From tried & true stores with bricks & mortar locations like Sephora to smaller more specialized sites like DooBop, the websites that cater to beauty addicts like myself are endless. What I love, though, is that the internet makes it so easy to find a small niche of beauty lovers and cater to just them ....more

What To Pack For Thailand

Now that I’ve decided where I’m headed on my dream getaway destination as well as my dream itinerary, now all I have to worry about is what to pack for Thailand! As part of the last post in my Dream Getaway series with the Capital One Venture Rewards Card I’ve decided to rundown a list of all my must-haves for the trip. I looked up the best times to travel to Thailand and it looks like my best bet, because I’m a beach bum and I want it to be hot, is to head there sometime between April and May ....more

Embracing a Healthier Me, One #TinyWin at a Time

So a few weeks ago I did a post about my #FABFit challenge in which I made a promise to myself to do my best to eat healthier and cleaner, cut down on my calorie intake and start to work out. It wasn’t a “diet” or a “cleanse” or anything dramatic. Just me and some friends dedicating ourselves to doing better and making small changes in our lifestyles that would eventually lead to big results over time ....more

Kickin’ It: On The Run Tour With Carol’s Daughter

Last Friday, I was honored to have the opportunity to attend the “On The Run” tour featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z here in the NY/NJ area with the lovely team at Carol’s Daughter. If you know me, you already know how HYPED I get about a Beyonce concert. Last year I saw the Mrs ....more

My Dream Travel Itinerary: Thailand

So a few weeks ago I shared with you all that I’ve been tapped by Capital One to share some of my travel experiences as well as my dream destinations with you all in a series about the new Capital One Venture Rewards Card. I’m especially excited about this series because I’ve always recapped my past travel experiences for you guys but I’ve never shared what destinations are on my bucket list. In the first post, I revealed that Thailand is my ultimate dream destination, for a number of reasons ....more

Kickin’ It: EDEN BodyWorks Celebrate My Beauty Event

This past weekend I announced that one of our main #NOLACrawl stops during Essence Fest would be the Eden Bodyworks “Celebrate My Beauty” event. In addition to running a really cool giveaway featuring the Coconut Shea Collection HERE, the girls and I made a special appearance at their New Orleans event at the W Hotel which was chock full of exciting beauty stations and activities. As the event was about celebrating our beauty, each corner of the room had activities that focus on beauty from the inside out ....more

My Experience With Ford at the 2014 Essence Festival

So this past weekend, I filled you guys in on all the exciting things Ford had in store at the 2014 Essence Festival. As the title sponsor of our #NOLACrawl and our Style Suite event, we spent the good part of our Essence Fest weekend experiencing all the brand had to offer whether it was at the Convention Center, the Mainstage or elsewhere. I had an incredible time as a guest of Ford this weekend ....more