Got Style? Then Get A Jord!

Thank you JORD Watches for gifting me this gorgeous wooden watch! MC readers, ya’ll know this is my style! It fits my personality perfectly! I love it! Pictured above is the ZebraWood & Rose watch. I have a video for you at the bottom. Click here for the giveaway! What giveaway? Keep reading… Some may…

#OOTD Reversible Trench

I need for ya’ll to get ALL THEE WAY into this reversible trench honey!!! Once again ChineroNnamani.com delivered the fire!! Remember my last post with the 2-faced dress here? This is the REVERSIBLE trench in the same print. Same amazing quality…same amazing craftsmanship. Yes it has pockets for my pocket-loving-divas and it lays on the…

#OOTD Chinero Nnamani (Nigerian-American Designer)

Honey I’m going to need for ya’ll to take in the full view of this lovely 2-faced Midi Dress by Nigerian-American designer Chinero Nnamani. I’m feeling ever so regal! This dress is clearly a head turner.  A conversation starter. It’s bad-ass and fits my silhouette like a glove, I’m in love. As you have probably noticed…my…

#OOTD Outfit of the Day – My Favorite Place to Shop

I’m a person who desires QUALITY over quantity. I still have pieces in my closet purchased 5-10 years ago that are still in pristine condition that til this day, I still wear from time to time.  My favorite place to stop and shop for good pieces is a department store that you all know…Dillards. I’ve…

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Own City

I challenge you to get up, get out and do something different on your next chill day. You don’t have a lot of money to enjoy yourself…choose to go enjoy the outdoors. Go downtown in your city and just walk around or be a tourist in your own area.  Explore your hometown like you’ve never…

Wash and Go Goodness!

Omg! I stumbled upon another great product line! I’m so excited to share this hair care brand with ya’ll because I was low-key stalking them on their Instagram lol. When searching through some of my favorite hair hashtags on IG I came across multiple videos of 4c naturals using Embrace Me Naturally‘s Defining Foam and…

#OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

​ Can we get a standing ovation for this gorgeous Ankara skirt from Kayarize.com! Generally when shopping online you are consciously or subconsciously judging your experience in 3 key areas and 1 bonus area: Item as described: Is the item exactly as being described? Customer Reviews: What are other purchasers saying about the item? Shipping…

Blogger Week Conference (ReCap)

Blogger Week “UnConference”  (Recap) This past weekend (8/12/17) I had the pleasure & honor of hosting the 4th Annual Blogger Week “UnConference” in Washington, DC—AGAIN! Yup “again” you read that right.  I was asked back after hosting the conference last year. In case you missed this year’s event…don’t worry I GOT YOU Boo! What is…

Where my Hood Vegans At??

Yup, I’m a product of the hood and I’m not ashamed… I’m also newly vegan…sooooo let me explain.   Listen, when you are from the “hood” there are certain things that you are accustomed to at the dinner table… Golden Fried chicken, fried hot dogs lol, smothered pork chops over rice, bologna sandwiches with the…

Chia Seeds in Smoothies helps your hair too!

Hey ya’ll! I’m knee deep in Week 3 of eating Vegan.  They say that the hardest adjustment period in transitioning to this lifestyle is the first month. Now I can’t really say that it’s been “that” hard.  This decision has been a long time coming for me so I was more than ready.  A few…

Harsh Water. How does it effect your hair?

I often see articles discussing water quality and it’s effects on natural hair.  I stroll right on pass that mess and think…lawd something else I got to watch out for? Why must there be so many variables to having healthy hair lol?  How am I suppose to remember all the do’s and don’ts. GEESH. Despite…

Traveling soon?? Stay away from Missouri. WTF!

Traveling soon?? Stay away from Missouri. WTF! The NAACP has issued a travel advisory! You may NOT be safe! Wait, Wait, Wait. WTF. A travel advisory for black people, women and the LGBTQ community *inserts puzzled face * This is in the U.S??  Seriously in 2017. Unfortunately, Yes:(   ———article originally posted today on http://www.huffingtonpost.com…

Aloe Vera Gel = GOODNESS!

LISTENNNNNNNN… Aloe Vera Gel is the new bae! Last week I drove about 20 mins from my home to an International Food Market (Grand Mart) suggested to me by a friend. She knows I’m a naturalist so she thought I would truly enjoy the experience and boy was she right! I went and lost my…

Catch me on Pinterest- HOW BOUT DAT!

  At least once a week someone who’s strolling this massive world wide web spots me on a website, social platform or search engine, screenshots it and tag me in it. I’m always humbled but grateful at the same time for the love I’ve been blessed to receive throughout my natural hair journey.  I’m humbled…

Properties of the Hair and Scalp: Why Should I Even Care?

Properties of the Hair and Scalp Why Should I Even Care? Well, first and foremost you should care because it’s YOUR hair! Isn’t that good enough? We all know that it’s easier and more convenient to have someone else care for your hair but since it’s YOUR HAIR shouldn’t you know a thing or two…

Curly Ponytail On Natural Hair

I have “Pony-Power” lol. One thing I can do well it’s a wash and go ponytail. Now I can’t speak for anyone else but for me…It looks simple but “the reward is in the wait”. What does that even mean? Well, you have to wait until your hair is fully dry after your wash and…

Shea Moisture Liked my Shady Tweet

I guess you can say Shea Moisture caught my shade.       Here’s what happened… My blog posts are automatically sync’d to post to my twitter feed because I’m not as active on twitter as I used to be years ago. Years ago I was a bit young, wild, free and reckless at the mouth….

Kevin Hart’s Ex-Wife’s NEW Natural Hair Line

Having your very own natural haircare product line is the new HOTT thing to do right? Well, Kevin Hart’s ex wife Torrei Hart is in the haircare game now and has launched her line Heavenly Hart by Nzuri.  She partnered with a Houston based business owner, Leola Anifowoshe, as the brand’s co-founder. Hart’s line is an “Inspired Collection”…

Natural Hair vs. Humidity

      Listen, Humidity you have WON!!! Madame Shrinkage, the summer is yours,  I can’t fight and won’t fight…wash and go’s are one of the few options in styling that makes sense for me during the dog-days of summer. Ladies…you have already seen my hair stretched (see previous posts), here’s what’s annoying to me…

OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Hair: Natural Wash and Go Updo Tribal Tank Top: Thrift Store Yellow Pants: Macys Octagon Sunshades: ShopGuiltyPleasure.com Bag: ShopGuiltyPleasure.com   Hello Mahoganies! If you had to classify your fashion sense and style…what category would you group yourself in? I’m a little bit of everything.  My weekday fashion is different from my weekend-fashion and my event-fashion…

Vintage HairStyle

  OMG I’ve been so consumed and caught up in the peace of “home-life” that I forgot to show ya’ll my birthday hair!! Yes grant it, my b-day was in April but I never got the chance to share my style on MC (Mahogany Crown). Every year at the forefront of springtime, my husband and…

OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Hair: Natural/Wash and Go Updo-Ponytail Lace Shirt: TJ Maxx Pencil Skirt: Fashion Metro Beige Velvet Ankle Scrap Heels: GoJane.com Handbag: shopguiltypleasure.com   Hello Mahoganies! How’s life treating ya?? Here’s my all-natural, non-photoshopped self. If you photoshop–that’s fine too. I’m 100% confident in the way the God made me.  God doesn’t make any mistakes. Flaws and…

(Repost) Failed Shea Moisture Commerical

Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been watching many companies subliminally respond to Shea Moisture’s failed ad. Have you seen the controversial commercial? It has since been removed from the company’s youtube channel and an official apology has been issued to WOC (women of color). In case you missed it here’s the failed commercial and…

They say Natural Hair Equals Low Self Esteem

They say natural hair equals low self esteem. Well to that I say… Girl Pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!! Boy Bye. Oh look, there’s some heavy traffic, go PLAY IN IT! Who raised these morons? I’m convinced that folks are straitjacket crazy. Natural hair actually equals thee exact opposite, CONFIDENCE, PRIDE AND STRENGTH in every sense of the words!…

Afro Billboard! Breaking Boundaries

A Mother Bought A Billboard So Her Daughter Would Grow Up Loving Her Afro!!Original article by: Lynsey Chutel Quartz Africa   Here’s a better view of this AWESOME project!!  A London mother just wanted her daughter to grow up thinking there was nothing wrong with her healthy, puffy Afro. So she found a way to…

Healthy, Happy Hair No Matter the Texture

What stage is your hair currently in? Is it healthy? Are you happy with it? The best thing that you can do for your hair is to GET EDUCATED about it!  Depending on the texture…did you know that there’s a certain amount of product that you need to use to achieve certain styles.  It’s all…

Natural Hair Goes Mainstream

Hair says so much about you. Twists, tightly curled, Locs, kinky, coils, braids, NATURAL is who we are. My hair shouldn’t have to “go” mainstream. We shouldn’t have to decide  on whether our hair is “too much” or unprofessional in a particular setting.  Mainstream media just need to EMBRACE IT. It’s a lifestyle for us….

I Just Found My Family

I applaud young people who understand the importance of family. Growing up I was the youngest of 3 and the only girl by my mother. She was a strong, single, God-fearing mom my whole life, taking on the duties of raising 3 kids alone. Her and my father weren’t together, they split when I was…

Is Your Hair Dry?? Try this…

I’m not stingy honey. If I find something that works, I’ll always share. If you ask me what am I using, I’ll always tell. With that said, have you ever heard of TreeNaturals? If you are anything like me, this time last year…I didn’t know anything about this brand. I found out about Tree Naturals…

Stop Talking Yourself Out of Stuff

What are some things that will cause you to “talk yourself out of stuff”? Uncertainty Fear Chaos Discomfort Impressions Confusion Needing control Ego Image All these are challenges that can slow you down. …but often times what you have in your mind about things– is NOT what it is really going to be anyway so…

What are your Hair Goals?

Ok we are kicking off 2017 right! Everybody is still excited and everybody is focused on GOALS… Relationship goals, career goals, financial goals, travel goals AND if you are anything like me….HAIR GOALS!!! If I heat straightened my hair right now, I’m surely tickeling waist length. This year I want to healthily surpass that and…

Leave-In Conditioner (Wavy Winter Hair)

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been wearing my hair stretched out with this loose braid out that you see here. The only product I’ve been using is: LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER! Chile yes…no gel! Now ya’ll know a sister loves her WetLine Extreme Styling Gel BUT here lately I’m only using my leave-in to achieve moisture…

Is Your Hair Growing?

As we begin to near the end of the year, think back over the last 12 months…has your hair grown any? Are you retaining length? If you are, consider yourself blessed because many black women are not seeing the same results. Before returning to natural and kicking my creamy crack to the curb, I was…

Post-Election Racism

A “Meaner Harsher More troubled world” Is this what we have to be prepared for in this post-Trump nation? What’s the path forward for Black America? I tell you 1 thing…the words on this shirt are spot on!  The orange-guy (Trump) is showing a different display of temperament (per the occassion) like the con artist…

The Natural Sistas

LMBO!!  I fell out laughting when I saw this meme because it’s so true!!  Naturals have a special bond amongst each other and I won’t apologize for loving it. I’m admittedly and understandably bias toward my natural sistas, hence the reasoning for my blog. I’m not saying that I don’t love sisterhood from every melanated…

I’m Going back to COLLEGE

Master’s Degree here I come!! I’m so excited that my journey towards a Master’s Degree is about to begin. I’m ready to make some solid changes on my life path and one includes my aspiration in being a College Professor. I’ve already been receiving loads of encouragement from other Professors across the country via my…

Bestie Birthdays

November is a fun month for me! I have 2 best friends (Lelia and Monique) and a favorite cousin (Gwen) who all celebrate their birthdays this month and of course everyone loves November for THANKSGIVING. I always look forward to this time of year. All of their birthdays are within days of each other and…

Presidential Election AfterMath

I know I’m not the only one DISGUSTED. As a mother I didn’t even know what to tell my children, before they woke up and asked me the dreadful question of “who won”, I replayed 100 responses in my head. I don’t know how to answer that at all.  I have so many questions myself,…

Meal Ideas

This the season for Good Eats! Babyyyyy, Breakfast – Lunch -and Dinner- I want it all!!  Is that greedy? *shrugs Now ask me if I care lol!  I love delicious food plated to visual perfection and I love when I DONT have to cook every night lol.  I do my thing in the kitchen but…

Even When Life Throws Curveballs, GOD We Still Thank You

Walking, Talking, Laughing, Singing, Smiling…simply Thankful.  Through all the curveballs that life decides to throw…we continue to tell God “Thank you”.  Lost 2 new cars in the flood from Hurricane Matthew a few weeks ago but God we still Thank you.  Got some devastating news about the health of close love ones but God we…

Wash and Go’s

Ok, so how many times do I have to talk about HAIR GEL!!! Lol! It’s serious! It’s not a game in this natural hair life!  It’s how I pull off my wash and go’s and many other natural styles. Wait let me give you the back story on my wash and go’s….for the first two…

Halloweening!

I know a lot of Christians don’t celebrate Halloween because of it’s origin but heck I do and it’s FUN to me and my family! Call it “Holy-ween” or whatever you need to call it but  I’m the “you only live once, non-traditional” type so dressing up and not “adulting” for a day is something…

The Working Millennial Mom

Like many of my readers, I’m a millennial mom.  I have a teen son, a pre-teen daughter, a teen bonus-son (stepson), and a toddler bonus son (stepson).  I also have a great corporate career, I’m pursuing my dreams as an entrepreneur AND prepping to return back to school in the spring for my Master’s Degree….

How to Apply Hair Gel

I’m not a self-proclaimed guru. I’m not a ‘know-it-all natural. I’m not a hair chemist or a cosmetologist. I’m just like you.  A woman with hair who’s constantly researching ways to properly maintain it.  I love healthy hair and most of the time, healthy black hair takes a little more love to maintain. I use…

I can’t believe this was in the Smithsonian African American Museum

I can’t believe the things I saw in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Every melanated man/woman walking needs to experience it. Do you ever notice how QUIET people are when they are eating good food?  I’ve noticed that same theory applies to life.  When your soul is being fed, you…

This Impersonal Internet World

  In this impersonal Internet world, we live inside our thoughts communicating like this 90% of time.  We have never even heard each other’s voices because majority of all our conversations are taking place just like this all day, from day to day.  Impersonal. Texting Emailing Social Media   Sometimes I have to force myself to sit…

Just a little more Gel

In Today’s Hair Journal… I just want to show you the difference a little more gel makes in your braid out. Just like my previous post explained, at night when prepping your hair for the next day if you use a pea-sized amount of gel on the entire length of each of your loose braids…

Today in the Hair Journal

This time of year for natural hair is nice! When the breeze catches my tresses and send them flying all over the place…I feel free lol. I love the feeling of the wind blowing through my hair and tickling my scalp. The past few days have been care-free loose braid out days and people are…

5 Tips for Hair Growth

One of the most frequent questions I get from fellow naturals, my sis-Stars, and parents of little mini-Queens is: What do you need to do to grow your hair? It’s interesting that some people think some miracle product will do this for you. That’s not true. If it was..there would already be a company selling it and…

Another Brother Gone

Another brother gone … Another loving father won’t kiss his children goodnight. Another charming son won’t share the highlights of his life. Another African-American man, senselessly gunned down, leaving his grieving family in pain. Terence Crutcher- say his name…we want accountability so his life won’t be in vain.   “He was unarmed, no weapons in the…