Do The Wars Scare You?

Violence in the Gaza Strip. Image source: NY Daily News

I'm not one to say that the world has changed, or that crazy things are now happening, or that all the problems of the world are a sign of the end times. I don't believe that the problems now are suddenly a sign of the end time. I believe that they have always been signs. Basically, there's nothing new under the sun. The things that are happening now have always happened. They're just now more pronounced and they happen differently. For example, nations have always fought each other. At one Continue Reading

Shoe Crush: Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pump

Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pump - Black & Blue

My Sweet Potatoes, these shoes have been chasing me in my dreams. I dream of owning them. I dream of wearing them. I have a pair of black panty hose that in my head will go perfectly with a short skater dress or skirt ... and of course these pumps. I want them in black and in blue. Oh, my good Lord, I want them BADLY. But they cost $215. Each. If you are reading this post right now, please know that this is a sign from the good God Almighty that you should buy me one (or both) of these shoes. Continue Reading

We Finally Watched Mimi’s & Nikko’s Sex Tape

Mimi and Nikko

Igwe and I started watching Love & Hip Hop a while ago, and I blogged about it HERE. We haven't watched it consecutively since then because for some reason, we just don't usually remember to watch it. I don't know how many episodes we've missed since the blog post, and I know for sure that we have not seen most episodes because we only just started. I'm saying all these to disclaim that I may not have the best or most information about Mimi and Nikko, so if I am wrong, please correct me in Continue Reading

Ladies, What’s In Your Bag?

What's currently in my bag

I did a post like this back in 2008, but unfortunately, I lost the image in that post when I moved from Blogger to WordPress. [Read that post here]. At that time, my bag used to be so heavy that it was hurting my shoulder. These days, it's not the case, but I thought to still do a post about the contents of my bag. Speaking of bags, I always prefer a bag with more room, even if I don't fill it up. I'm not the girl who would buy one of those little box clutches that would only fit a lip balm. I Continue Reading

TV Show To Watch: American Greed

American Greed on CNBC

You know how much I love television, right? Well, since I'm always recommending all kinds of shows to people off the blog, I figured I might as well do it here, too. Just in case you're one of those people who would watch everything on television if you could, here's a show you might find interesting. Igwe and I recently discovered American Greed. It's kind of like a documentary. It's an hour long show that tells you details about "great" scammers and fraudsters. It also tells how they Continue Reading

Guess Who’s Going To The BlogHer Conference This Year? This Girl!

This is me being happy about the BlogHer Conference

I am so excited! Come next week, I will be in San Jose, California for the 10th annual BlogHer Conference. AKA the biggest, baddest blogging conference for women bloggers. I have been waiting to go for this conference for ever. Each year, I come up with a new excuse. Well, not an excuse per say, but I have never really had the financial freedom to attempt to go. There is always something more pressing to attend to. Last year, however, I decided that come hell or high water, I'm going to the Continue Reading

Wedding On Verastic: Tosin & Mohammed

Wedding On Verastic: Tosin & Mohammed

Our Sweet Potato, Tosin has married the love of her life, Mohammed, and she's sharing pictures from her special day with us. This is a picture-heavy post, and I love it. I stared at Tosin's and Mohammed's pictures over and over. They just look so --- so --- real and happy. You know what I mean? I don't want to make this post longer by typing on and on, so let's just read their story, in Tosin's words. We had our Introduction in November 2013 before he Proposed (which is outside the norm and was Continue Reading

Hello MAC Red, Nice To Finally Meet You


This may sound weird, I know, but this MAC Red lipstick is my very first red lipstick. Ever. More than that, I don't even wear lipstick a lot. Apart from this MAC Red lipstick, I own only 4 other lipsticks, and 3 of them came as free gifts from Lancome. But I had been reading a lot of beauty blogs and a lot of these beauty bloggers kept talking about the MAC Ruby Woo. So I went to MAC with the intention of buying the Ruby Woo lipstick. When I got there, however, I realized that the Ruby Woo Continue Reading

Ladies, Do You Squat Or Sit When Peeing In Public Toilets?


Ever since I was a child, my mom has taught me to not sit on public toilets. And my mom's definition of "public toilet" is any toilet that isn't ours, no matter whose house it's in. When I have to use the toilet in my house, most times I don't look at it to see if it's clean because it's just me and Igwe, and I clean it every week --- and thankfully, Igwe does not pee on the toilet seat, so that's not even a conversation that we ever have. Even when I wake up to pee in the middle of the night, I Continue Reading

Botox Is Your Best Bet For Getting Rid Of The Look Of Wrinkles

Thinking Woman

If you keep up with new developments in the world of beauty products and anti-aging treatments – or even if you’re simply someone who casually leafs through celebrity magazines in the checkout line at the grocery store – there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Botox. But despite having some idea about what it is, you may still have some questions – especially if you yourself are interested in fighting back against the detrimental effects time can have on your skin. Questions like: Is Botox for Continue Reading