NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

On Sunday, August 13th, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a small trade show that is dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming indie brands that cater to black women. Instead of writing a long blog post of the cool brands that were on display, I created a video with highlights of the show. Check it out on my…

NYC Hot Spot: Grace Street Cafe

If you’re the type of person who likes to Instagram everything you eat and drink, then add Grace Street Café in NYC’s Koreatown to the top of your list. The café serves Asian deserts, such as donuts and snow ice, alongside a curated selection of premium teas and specialty coffee. I recently visited the café…

Plan Your Dream Wedding & Win Big

Post by Jolevette Are you on your way to the alter? Planning your honeymoon after you say “I do?” Are you still on the hunt for the perfect dress? If you answered “Yes!” the Rebecca Ingram Pintrest Contest is for you! The contest encourages brides to plan their dream wedding on Pinterest for the chance…

Add Pantone’s 2017 Color Of the Year To Your Cosmetics Bag

Pantone has released its color of the year and it’s…drumroll please…GREEN. Just in time for Christmas, which kind-of owns the hue already, the global authority on color has said “greenery” or Pantone 15-0343, is “nature’s neutral” and a “zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”…

Stressed? There’s a free App for that

We all live stressful lives. Whether it’s stress at work, at home, or just overall, many don’t take the time to decompress. Deepak Chopra recently released a new book, Radical Beauty, with celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, that claims that Spiritual Beauty (fostering inner peace to increase external beauty) is one of the key pillars to…

Beauty Products Boosted By Superfoods

As people are looking to live healthier lifestyles, more and more beauty products are offering topical versions of foods that are known to be good-for-you internally. From spinach to acai berries, these foods are leaving the grocery aisle and entering skin care, even though studies are still being conducted to prove that adding superfood-boosted products…

The 2016 International Dwarf Fashion Show

New York Fashion week broke barriers this year from featuring models wearing hijabs to models with disabilities, but Japan isn’t far behind in reinventing the standard of beauty that is represented on the runway. On October 26th, the third International Dwarf Fashion Show was held in Tokyo as part of Japanese Fashion Week with the…

HGTV Magazine’s 3rd Annual Blogger Block Party

On August 22nd, I attended HGTV Magazine’s 3rd Annual Blogger Block Party Event for the first time and the event did not disappoint. The event was dedicated to demoing some of the latest products you can use for your next DIY creation, networking with fellow bloggers and learning about the latest trends and intel from…

Choosing Jewelry to Match Your Wedding Palette

What does planning a wedding have in common with cutting onions? No, it’s not that they both make you cry! Like Shrek, they both have layers. Unending layers, it seems, when it comes to wedding planning. And a lot of these layers intersect with one overarching theme: the colors. There are a couple of items…

You Need This: Spray-On Nail Polish

So, I am good at many things, but putting on nail polish is at the very bottom of the list. But, alas, a product has come on the market for people like me who lack a steady hand when applying nail color – spray on nail polish. The idea is you become a graffiti artist…

A Mirror to Boost Your Self-Confidence

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” This famous line from Snow White is well known, and so is the mirror’s response “Thou, O Queen, art the fairest in the land.” Most little girls who see Snow White emulate this famous exchange, but unfortunately, in real life, mirrors don’t talk back…