My Fragrance Wish List for Spring/Summer 2021

I recently celebrated a birthday and when asked what I wanted I quickly said a Sephora gift card as I wanted to start back wearing fragrances. I had been wearing body sprays, but wanted to look for a perfume (or a few) that would match my fragrance profile since it had evolved over the years. I got what I wished for and after I recuperated … Continue reading My Fragrance Wish List for Spring/Summer 2021

Fashion News: Christopher John Rogers Announces Partnership with Target

I let out an audible gasp when I saw this collection. LOVE! The tiered floral mini dress??!! I have to have it! This collection is so good, I can’t wait! Christopher John Rogers is a Black American designer based in New York. He has dressed A-list celebrities such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo and First Lady Michelle Obama. He and most recently came into more … Continue reading Fashion News: Christopher John Rogers Announces Partnership with Target

Zara’s SS 2021 Women’s Campaign is Giving What it Supposed to Have Gave

I now know the campaign released pictures and video about a month ago now, but since I am not shopping as often, it didn’t cross my radar until recently, and as the kids say now, “It’s the turbans for me!” The rich jewel toned and metallic turbans paired with flowy Earth toned pieces against the arid back drop is *chef’s kiss. Take a look at … Continue reading Zara’s SS 2021 Women’s Campaign is Giving What it Supposed to Have Gave

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Photos and How Brands Like “Brown Girl Hands” Are Pushing Back

As someone who runs a platform amplifying the experiences and interests of a diverse demographic and uses imagesĀ  to help tell stories, it wasn’t long before I ran into a problem. Stock photos aren’t diverse. I resorted to using similar images or getting creative and using inanimate objects. You see when people of color say that white skin has been deemed the standard of beauty, … Continue reading The Lack of Diversity in Stock Photos and How Brands Like “Brown Girl Hands” Are Pushing Back

Product Highlight: Maybelline Fast Gel Nail Lacquer

This is a deal at $2! I made a quick store run this past weekend and an end cap featuring these Maybelline polishes caught my attention. I saw the label and say that the label claimed it to be “fast” and I thought, “Hmmm, could this really work?” I tell myself for two bucks I can try it. I was pleasantly surprised. The polish really … Continue reading Product Highlight: Maybelline Fast Gel Nail Lacquer

Diva’s Quick Tips: How to Shop Ivy Park’s “Icy Park” Drop

In the words of Oprah, “One thing I know for sure” is that Beyonce’s Ivy Park collections always sell out and they sell out fast. I vastly underestimated these facts and thought just heading to the Adidas website at the moment it would be releaswd would be sufficient. I was wrong, so wrong. I missed out and was bummed. I did score with the second … Continue reading Diva’s Quick Tips: How to Shop Ivy Park’s “Icy Park” Drop

Letter from the Editor: 2020

I am closing out 2020 quite differently than I welcomed it 12 months ago. I’m sure many of you are as well. I still stayed in, but I was at one of my best friend’s houses and we ate and played games as we waited for the countdown to a new year. There were no excess masks laying around, bottles of hand sanitizer, and definitely … Continue reading Letter from the Editor: 2020

Living with Fibroids: The Big Day

As the days closed in on the day of my scheduled myomectomy, I had to get my personal affairs in order. These included ensuring I did not leave any loose ends at work, making sure I had everything I needed for the hospital (socks, magazines, crossword puzzle, toiletries, etc.) and my post-op living arrangements were made. I recuperated at an aunt’s house as not to … Continue reading Living with Fibroids: The Big Day

Living with Fibroids: The Decision

To read the first post in the Living with Fibroids series, click here. I arrived at my consultation with my mind already made up about how I wanted to proceed. I decided on a myomectomy, which is the surgical removal of the fibroids. I decided this over embolization due to the size and location of my fibroid (s). Before I diclosed my decision, I got … Continue reading Living with Fibroids: The Decision