What to do with your acrylic, dip and gel nails during the COVID-19 shutdown

It’s been 2 or 3 weeks since your last nail appointment and now you’re worried because you have acrylic, SNS Dip Powder or gel nails. Because of the Coronavirus quarantine shutdown, nail salons and beauty bars across the world are closed. Professional nail technician Brittany D. Webster @Perfectlypolishme says there are things you can do to maintain the health of your nails during the shutdown. Continue reading What to do with your acrylic, dip and gel nails during the COVID-19 shutdown

Keeping your hair healthy during the Coronavirus quarantine

Earlier this week, I had to cancel my bi-weekly hair appointment. I depend on my hairstylist Renee @emeraldjuice to keep my hair healthy. I’ve been wearing my hair straight/pressed for a little over a year. I texted her a photo of some shampoo I purchased to see if it was good to use with my purple hair—she said it was and gave me a few … Continue reading Keeping your hair healthy during the Coronavirus quarantine

How to keep up with your braids and weave during the Coronavirus shutdown

We are in the midst of a global health crisis. The Coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we work, go to school and live. With the new shelter in place orders, industries are dealing with new and uncharted realities—this is especially true for the personal care industry. Salons, barbershops, and nail salons are closing their doors to customers. You can still take care of yourself … Continue reading How to keep up with your braids and weave during the Coronavirus shutdown

Spring style preview – 5 trends to get you inspired

Spring is in the air! It may be raining or snowing outside, but soon the weather will turn mild, beautiful flowers will bloom, the sun will shine, we’ll ditch the heavy coats, wool hats and snow boots – we are not there yet but a girl can hope! Here are 5 of our favorite spring trends to inspire you for what’s ahead. Crochet This spring … Continue reading Spring style preview – 5 trends to get you inspired

Hamilton: The Hip Hop History Lesson I Never Knew I Needed

This week, I had the awesome privilege of seeing the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. Because of my love for all things Broadway and the genius of Mr. Lin-Manuel Miranda, I pretty much knew what to expect; hip-hop meets the Great White Way. I’ve watched the cast perform during the 70th Annual Tony Awards over and over. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the … Continue reading Hamilton: The Hip Hop History Lesson I Never Knew I Needed

R&B Superstar Deborah Cox Talks The Bodyguard the Musical and Why She Needs to Play Tina Turner on Broadway!

I must confess, I’m a sucker for a good love story; and that’s why The Bodyguard is in my top 10 list of movies to eat popcorn, drink wine and cry to. It’s a mystery, action and romance movie wrapped up with the incredible voice of Whitney Houston, and the sexiness that is Kevin Costner – the Bodyguard has it all! The blockbuster movie has … Continue reading R&B Superstar Deborah Cox Talks The Bodyguard the Musical and Why She Needs to Play Tina Turner on Broadway!

The Real Deal About Haiti and Why You NEED to Visit #changethestory

Imagine if you will; the only images of America that the world saw, were the cornfields of Iowa.  Imagine if the world only saw Americans as farmers in overalls, if the images of America were only of cows and chickens running in a yard while children play without shoes; no one would ever know that America is also made up of  bustling cities full of … Continue reading The Real Deal About Haiti and Why You NEED to Visit #changethestory

Everyone is Welcome! Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Autism Friendly Performance of WICKED!

It was around 3pm on an extra cold Thursday when I met Vanessa Braun inside a Crazy Mocha in the Cultural District. A tall man nursing a large cup of coffee near the entrance jumped out of his seat to open the door for Vanessa when she arrived.  With a huge smile on her face and her service dog Bear by her side, Vanessa walked … Continue reading Everyone is Welcome! Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Autism Friendly Performance of WICKED!

Oprah For President?

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as media mogul Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.  Winfrey brought the house down with a soul-stirring and emotional speech that tackled subjects from; race, misogyny, the “Me Too Movement” and sexual assault. (Featured Image: Golden Globes video screenshot) The audience stood to their feet, and the … Continue reading Oprah For President?

Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s – Love Never Dies!

I have a confession…..I have not seen the Phantom of the Opera on stage before, and as a self-proclaimed theatre buff; I should be ashamed of myself.  Phantom, as well as classic musicals like, Cats and the Wiz are as important to musical theatre as Congress is to Capitol Hill! But this week, I had a chance to see Love Never Dies, it’s the sequel … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s – Love Never Dies!

5 Ways to Wear Army Camouflage

I have a confession; I love army camo print!  I have hats, scarfs, coats, sweaters and pants (oh my).  From runways to street fashion, you can find army camouflage print everywhere. In the 1940’s the U.S. Army began experimenting with camouflage prints, but it wasn’t until the 1980’s that the print became mainstream – not only the military, but hunters and everyday people began wearing … Continue reading 5 Ways to Wear Army Camouflage