Memorial Day looks for staying close to home

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and this Memorial Day is unlike any other. A COVID-19 shutdown has forced us to rethink our holiday plans. Cookout’s are turning to cook-in’s and public pool parties will be more like a kiddie pool in the back yard with you and bae. With celebrations looking and feeling very different, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice … Continue reading Memorial Day looks for staying close to home

Designer and retail brands are making face masks—and we’re here for it

It seems as if it’s been five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes since the world has been on COVID-19 shutdown. Now that many countries, cities and states are beginning to slowly reopen, more people are out shopping, working and doing some of the things that we all did before stay-at-home orders. Even as restrictions are being lifted, health officials are recommending that we all … Continue reading Designer and retail brands are making face masks—and we’re here for it

Lounge wear fashion tips during COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

The one thing that this COV-19 stay-at-home order has made most of us want to do is, step up our game on life. People are making new career choices, creating new businesses, finding new love, or strengthening the love they already have. However, there’s one more thing we have turned our attention to , stepping up that “stay-at-home” wardrobe! The times of rolling out of the bed and walking around the house in WHATEVER are over (most days).  There’s something special about keeping it comfy, casual and most importantly CUTE at home!   Here are a few of our favorite “stay at home” looks.  Lounge wear can come in a number of forms. The look we love taps into your … Continue reading Lounge wear fashion tips during COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

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!