Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

At some point in our lives we are faced with an important decision. To either face the pain that we have stuffed and hid behind for years or just face it.  When I use the word "we", I am among the countless numbers of individuals that have faced some form of emotional, physical, or spiritual, … Continue reading Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!

Living in Chicago, winter is the worst on our hands and feet. Don’t let the season take away from time caring for your precious nails.  Often, we slam our hands and feet in thick gloves and boots and forget to take extra care to stay smooth and soft throughout the brutal season in Chicagoland. I’ve … Continue reading Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!

Blog Rewind: Everyone Should Have A Fall Back Career

After another full weekend of getting things done, it hit me.  My mom had the best fall back career talents. She managed to make ends meet doing things she loved. I had an a-ha moment and thought I should do the same. I researched the requirements to become a licensed nail technician and was lucky to … Continue reading Blog Rewind: Everyone Should Have A Fall Back Career

Beauties and Books: An Evening with Stacey Covington-Lee

"We shared stories that demonstrated the strength and courage of women that learn from  experiences of the past and forge their own path." Saturday night was an amazing evening full of adult conversation and fun!  Several ladies gathered at B. Fulton's Beauty Lounge to meet author, Stacey Covington-Lee and get a sneak peek into some … Continue reading Beauties and Books: An Evening with Stacey Covington-Lee

Embracing My Extra

Yes, I know that the hot term now is “thick.” But come on, everyone isn’t thick, some of us just have a little extra and I’m okay with mine. As I was anticipating going to homecoming and seeing old friends that I hadn’t seen in forever, I started examining my body with a very critical … Continue reading Embracing My Extra

My Double D Fraternal Twins

Having Double D’s has ups and downs. Literally. Growing up, it was a badge of honor to have big boobs. Friends, family and random women would say, “girl you are so blessed to have big boobs.” Often times, I would smile, say thank you with clinched teeth. But the truth was, damn these bubbles are … Continue reading My Double D Fraternal Twins

Bye Alopecia!- A poemstory

I wake up and stare as you shine in glory.  Whatever! You don’t scare me. You don’t define my past or future. You tried to take my self-esteem. You almost did. I survived. Ha. From the moment you took my scalp, I feared the stares, points, and eyes of sympathy. Some empathy. Take yo tired … Continue reading Bye Alopecia!- A poemstory

Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page

"If people are going to see me on social media, I want people to see my real life, the good, bad, and ugly of it all because human perfection is not beautiful, it's a lie." I gotta give it to Alicia Keys.  It takes character to decide to ditch make up in an industry as … Continue reading Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page

To Enhance or To Transform – Why We Wear Makeup

If you go to YouTube right now you can find at least eight trillion tutorials on applying makeup. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you get my point. There are a lot of makeup videos. I watch some and I am amazed how a simple technique can make a huge difference in how … Continue reading To Enhance or To Transform – Why We Wear Makeup