CurlFest 2017

Afros upon Afros. Curls on Curls on Curls. And all the good vibes… That’s CurlFest 2017 in a nutshell. From the moment I woke up on Saturday morning I was super excited to attend for the first time. Despite all of the missed trains in Jersey and getting lost in the subway in Manhattan, me…

Mented Nude Lipstick

As a woman of color, it is not an easy task to find nude lipstick that actually compliments my skin tone. Most of my makeup shopping experiences end with me opting for yet another deep red because I couldn’t find the right shade. It seemed that the only nude lipsticks available were the ones that…

Summer Skin Care Reminder

Today is the first day of summer and if you’re anything like me you’re looking forward to days at the beach or park or somebody’s cookout. With all the fun that we have planned, we need to make sure that our fun in the sun is actually safe. There is this misconception that people with…

Free To Wander Mobile Boutique

“Free To Wander Mobile Boutique is a mobile fashion boutique offering a unique array of women’s fashion plus a variety of locally sourced, handmade jewelry.” ~ IG @freetowanderboutique I feel like I’ve been holding out on y’all…so it’s time to share. I absolutely love Free To Wander Mobile Boutique. You can purchase one of a…

Underground CANCELLED!

It’s true. One of our favorite TV shows has been cancelled after only two seasons. Things were just heating up! They had an amazing fan base. How did this happen?   Well per Jurnee Bell (who plays Rosalee), WGN America was bought out by Sinclair Broadcast Group. “They are going in a different direction and…

Know Your Worth

I read somewhere (probably a meme on Instagram…lol): “When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.” This statement applies to many aspects of life, figuratively as well as literally. But, I want to take this as a literal statement when it comes to owning a small business. Know your worth and…

Jordan Edwards

Rest in Peace Jordan Edwards. I want to send prayers out to his family. There are no words to fully express my emotions right now. I just couldn’t end this night without saying that you have reason to be mad…this is a justified reason to be angry. Do not let anyone try to make you…

Underground Recap: Season 2, Epi 8. Auld Acquaintance

**********SPOILERS ALL UP IN THIS POST********** I have been binge watching Underground for the past few weeks and I am finally all caught up. Last night’s episode (Auld Acquaintance) was the first one that my husband and I watched on the night that it aired. So now I feel a little more comfortable recapping with…

Shea Moisture’s Little Issue

So just yesterday, I watched a commercial from Shea Moisture that was posted via social media and it rubbed me all kinda wrong. My first thought after watching was, “Now Shea Moisture know they’re wrong for this one.” Many natural hair ladies (including myself) felt that the ad was disrespectful to the Natural Hair Movement…to…

Shelton Family Trip: National Museum of African American History

My husband and I took our 3 kids to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture earlier this month and our time exploring our rich history was eye opening and inspiring. I was in awe from the moment I spotted the museum. Its big brown structure with crisp sharp edges definitely…

KhemFest 2017 Recap

On Saturday, March 18th I participated in the 3rd annual KhemFest in Newark, New Jersey. It was my first time going to a comic book festival and now I am hooked! From the diverse comic book vendors to the cosplayers and panels, I had a great time and learned so much. Rhys is always so…