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

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

About Last Weekend: Lancôme Jazzed Me Again

With flash and without flash

Back in 2008, Lancôme was doing a free makeup session by "Tommy," and I went because it was free. I had no intention to buy anything, but nothing wrong with getting made up for free. That was how I went there and loved Lancôme so much that I ended up using it. It's been 6 years, and I have never gone back [Read that post here]. Not only have I not left Lancôme, I have actually tried to leave (for no reason) by finding something else that works just as good. I got samples from a bunch of brands, Continue Reading

I’m Thinking About Perming My Hair

Rihanna in short hair

And I'm thinking about cutting it, too *covers face and runs away* Let me explain. I have recently been fantasizing about doing something different with my hair. All my life, I have never done anything special. I have braided it, permed it, sewn weaves on it, put wigs on it, and kept it natural. That's it. That's all I've done. I have never cut my hair for the purpose of changing its style, nor have I ever, ever dyed it. The only times I cut my hair were (1) when I went from elementary to Continue Reading

What I Wore To Sade’s & Pelumi’s Wedding

What I Wore

I blogged about Sade's and Pelumi's wedding, so you have already seen what I wore. But I drove to Funmie's house to take these pictures, so you're gonna look at them, damn it! Because Igwe slept at the hotel with the wedding party on Friday night, I had no one to take my pictures on Saturday afternoon, so I drove to Funmie's house (about 10 minutes away from me). These pictures were rushed cause I had to drive an hour and 28 minutes to the wedding in Washington D.C. I forgot to take an up Continue Reading

Face And Body By Shea Moisture & Nubian Heritage

Shea Moisture Facial Products

Most people know Shea Moisture and Nubian Heritage for their natural hair products, but did you know that they also make awesome natural beauty products, too? I'm talking body, face, make-up, and even make-up brushes. I want to tell you today about some facial products from Shea Moisture and some soaps (and lotion) from Nubian Heritage. Like most people, I first knew about Shea Moisture because of my natural hair. But I later discovered that they are much more than hair. I have tried several Continue Reading

What I Wore To Dinner At Morgan State University

Wasn't sure how formal or informal dinner would be, so I was trying to stay in between

Yesterday I told you about the infamous dinner I attended at Morgan State University. Today, I'm showing you what I wore. By the way, the reason why I'm doing these outfit posts is because it's something I've always wanted to do but never really had any clothes I wanted to show you because as you know, I'm currently going through a fashion disaster. I still haven't updated my closet, but I decided to start where I am with what I have, and then we can grow together, no? Anyway, the dinner was Continue Reading

Can We Talk About Angelina Jolie’s Powder Disaster?

Picture source: Us Weekly

On Tuesday, it was all over the news that the perfect Angelina Jolie was seen walking the red carpet with "white face." I didn't really think too much of it. I didn't pay it much attention until it was revealed why she had white face: her makeup artist used the wrong finishing powder. She used the HD finishing powder for film, instead of the finishing powder for flash cameras. I was intrigued, but I didn't realize how intrigued I was until I went to bed that night and dreamt about Angelina Continue Reading

How To Get Beautiful Ageless Skin With Vine Vera

Vine Vera

When it comes to beauty and skincare products for women, the possibilities are endless. I bet that some of you reading this right now are still wondering the difference between BB, CC, and DD creams. Not to worry, that's a post for another day. Today, however, I want to talk about something that most of us have given some thought: antiaging solutions! So ... when Vine Vera contacted me to test and review a couple of their products, I couldn't say no. Confession: the name alone got my Continue Reading

What I Wore On Easter Sunday


First of all, Happy Easter. Yes, I realize that it's Friday, but see, what had had happened was that I didn't go to bed early on Saturday before Easter. I was up till about 2:00 AM and I typed up a Happy Easter post, and I thought I clicked publish. But apparently I didn't publish it. Why is this important now? Because (1) I just realized that the post never came up and it's still draft and (2) In the post, I mentioned that I don't get new dresses for Easter anymore, but that I would endeavor to Continue Reading