30 Gifts for a 30th Birthday

30 Gifts for a 30th Birthday

On a scale of 1 to NeNe, how shady am I for not blogging for three weeks, only to come back with a birthday wish list? Well, I did it! Tomorrow is my birthday. A few people have been asking me what I wanted but that’s not really a question I’m good at...
Songstresses with Powerful Lyrics

Songstresses with Powerful Lyrics

Give me a song with lyrics about real life, pain and sorrow, and I’ll play the record incessantly. Music has the power to make you feel emotions and desire situations that are probably foreign to you. You ever notice how you’ll listen to a sad song,...
3 Career Transition Tips

3 Career Transition Tips

Two weeks ago, I started a new gig, 401 days since I left my last corporate position. Yes, I counted. It feels good to be back in a corporate setting. Being among peers my age for the first time is certainly welcomed. I have two computer screens, which, the non-techie...
Happy 5th Birthday, Lucy’s Pearls!

Happy 5th Birthday, Lucy’s Pearls!

I can’t believe five years on this blog has finally come. If I’m honest, I thought about closing up shop and ending this space at the end of 2014. Blogging is work. But when I look back to my first real post, I remember how excited I was to start a new...

And It’s Not Even My Birthday: COCOTIQUE

My good friend Kim reached out to me about checking out the December box from COCOTIQUE. What is that, you ask? It’s an amazing company providing a monthly beauty subscription service to women of color. This box contains all things hair, skin, makeup, nails and...
All I Want For Christmas: Blogger Holiday Guide

All I Want For Christmas: Blogger Holiday Guide

Okay, I’ll just come out and say it: I hate Christmas. Maybe when I was a kid, it was all cute and enjoyable. We didn’t really celebrate the holiday but the streets felt so alive and everyone was filled with Christmas cheer. There was plenty of hot cocoa...