“You look good for your age” + other ageist statements that make my soul itch!

Can I rant for a second (a two)? When I first started my blog I was 34 years old and very vocal about my age. Nothing has changed. At 41, I am even more passionate about unpacking and destroying the ageist language and behaviors that women are subjected to. Fortunately, I’m not alone. In a study conducted by RoC® Skincare,…
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Buy or Nah: Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

Last month I shared my obsession with the Fenty Beauty foundation and my honest thoughts on her Galaxy Palette. In true RiRi fashion, she couldn’t even let Thanksgiving be great. She released her new liquid lipstick (aka lip paint) the day after at 12 midnight. Yes, ya girl set her alarm and snatched up two Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paints. At first…
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BUY OR NAH: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Galaxy Collection (My honest opinion)

The Fenty Beauty foundations were released a few months ago and we’ve all been obsessing over them. I was lucky enough to be one of the few beauty girls who find their shade available (Ima pray for all who haven’t experienced it yet). And if you’re following me on Instagram (if not it’s not too late, click here) then you…
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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 bridesmaids to where to find the cheapest candles for your wedding decor I am officially…
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3 Must-Read DIY Beauty Tips My Mom Swore By + A Chance To Win $100 [GIVEAWAY ENDED]

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 me out. My mom notoriously used Noxema, and ALWAYS rolled her…
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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 short films from Dove Real Beauty Productions, the brainchild of Shonda Rhimes and Dove. As I watched each film…
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Ulta Beauty Opens This Fall in NYC & Here’s What You Should Snatch!

Can you believe that New York is finally getting an Ulta Beauty store? *gasp* The beauty retailer is launching a new store in the Fall of 2017 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side (184 East 86th Street at Third Avenue) and we got a preview of the store’s hottest fall beauty collections. From our favorite Ulta products to our beloved Maybelline and new…
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Buy or Nah: Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadow Stick

Even though I love makeup (with both my pinky toes and all my greys) I have no desire to spend two or three hours doing my makeup. I’m already late. I already wait until the last minute to get myself ready. I already want extra sleep in the morning. I already don’t really want to go anywhere. I’m already never really ready…
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How I Keep My Hair Straight… All Day!

One of the main questions I get asked about my hair is, “How do you keep your hair straight?” While I absolutely adore my curls and get a kick out of finding new ways to wear them, my blow-outs warrant affectionate head turns from the opposite sex and give pause to a few girls who didn’t want to look my way…
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