RIP Karyn Washington, Founder of For Brown Girls and #DarkSkinRedLip

Karyn Washington, the inspirational founder of the blog For Brown Girls, committed suicide on April 8, according to Madame Noire. She was only 22. Stunned. #KarynWashington...more
Thank you for this post.  We need more awareness so that more respect is created and more ...more

TMS: The Target Marketing Scheme Strikes Again

I was at Target yesterday doing my weekly rounds when I heard a conversation that was the epitome of the Target marketing suction that gets you to spend way too much time and money in that place.  Luci and I were browsing the Dollar Spot, looking for something to waste her only dollar on, when two 20-something ladies came strolling over. ...more
prettynpink Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad you found me and you can appreciate my sense ...more

Coachella Style

Okay, so here are a few of the things I will be bringing with me on my (imaginary) trip to Coachella! ...more
Very cute outfits! These are right up my style alley although, I'm too old for it I've ...more

Head Therapy: Tips for Healthy Hair

Maintaining a healthy head of hair requires effort, especially during the colder months. So I thought it would be a good time to share some helpful tips that will keep your locks looking lovely all year long. ...more

Dark Skin and Bright Colors

I walked up to the MAC counter excited; I don’t often shop with this company, but when I do, I go all out. I’m a borderline makeup junkie! I decided on Ruby Woo and Rebel lipsticks, and Gold Deposit and Soft and Gentle face highlighters. I felt a rush as I waited to purchase. I had heard great things about these products via YouTube. ...more
I'm that person that says, its only makeup, if you don't like the way it looks, it washes off. ...more

Review: The Hoka One One Kailua Tarmac Running Shoe

After running a few ultra-marathons over the past two years, I kept noticing guys and gals bouncing along and floating by me on these cloud-like squishy shoes that looked like a cross between astronaut boots and Skechers Shape-ups. These new-fangled foot contraptions were getting these ultra-runners through 30, 50, even 100 miles in one day. I decided to try out the Hoka One One Kailua Tarmac....more
fledged  So glad you gave Hoka's a shot for road runs.  I run most of my mileage on the ...more

DIY Avocado Wheat Germ Oil Mask for Shiny Hair

In this video, I test a DIY avocado wheat germ oil mask for shiny hair (kudos for the tip to my lovely mom and makeup artist extraordinaire Carlijn!) The recipe for this mask is extremely simple: just combine two soft Hass avocados in a food processor or blender, add wheat germ oil, and process until smooth. That's it! ...more
You should! Try it, you'll love it!more

Turn any Dress Into a Skirt

One of my favorite things to do with any dress is to layer it up and make it look like a skirt. Layering is the key to this look, so I prefer to do this during the fall and chillier months. Since it's officially spring and it's still chilly out, you can definitely wear this now....more

27 Little White Dresses For Every Wedding Event

Around this time last year, I was looking for Little White Dresses (LWDs). My wedding was just around the corner, and I was looking for any opportunity to wear all white—the bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner, the reception, etc. I put together posts where I curated LWDs that could be worn for any of these events. Recently, I noticed that those posts are receiving an increase in traffic. I felt kind of bad because being a year old, the dresses in those posts are no longer available. ...more
Court Blanche  I stopped by your blog. I love it!more

The 10 Worst Prom Dresses of 2014

Scrolling through some popular prom dress sites today, I witnessed crimes against fashion, not to mention propriety. I saw perfectly adorable trends like peplums, neons, ruffles, and pastels massacred in cold blood. I saw highly dubious trends like Dynasty-esque beading, cutouts, ruffles, and the inexplicable (to me, anyway) pageant-ish ballgown look cross the line from tasteless to felonious. And—oh, the humanity—THE COST. Yes, cold hard cash is the motive for these crimes. ...more
Oops, I actually like most of these, aside from a couple that are just plain odd. I do agree ...more