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 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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Mahogany Crown…My new home

It’s only right that I do an introductory post for my new url name. The title of this post may have led you to believe that I was referring to a physical home, I’m not. I’m referring to Mahogany Crown my new blog home and it’s just as important. It’s the home for motivation, inspiration, and issues…

Honeymooning Forever

At times I still can’t even believe I’m in love. Ok…for a moment of transparency, for more than half my life I thought I would never ever fully be in love with someone. I thought that way and I didn’t have a problem with it. I didn’t see much love between “happy couples” growing up….

Vaccines…Beware

There are sooooo many parents speaking about the effects that the HPV vaccine has had on their children. It’s very sad to hear and even more heart-breaking to see.

Paradise

Arguably, there’s no better place to be than PARADISE with your homies and your honey.

Starbucks Gold Card

This is BIGGER than Coffee! Raise your hand if you’re a coffee lover? *hand raised* Ok, maybe you are not a coffee lover but I bet you know someone who is whether it’s your spouse, a family member or a co-worker. Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry so obviously people love it year round. I…

Blogger Conference Recap

Saturday August 19th’s Blogger UnConference in Washington, DC concluded 4 days of nationwide events, symposiums, trainings, meetups, panels and networking known as “Blogger Week” 2016.

Annually bloggers, journalists and social media mavens link up for powerhouse events hosted by Black Bloggers Connect. This year, YOURS TRULY (yes me: @royalbeautyv) was the UnConference Main Moderator.

Let me stop here and say….

Is Summer Over Yet?

This woman here loves Fall Fashion over any other season hands down!
I love the ability to layer my clothing and I’m a cape, trench and outerwear Queen. I’m anxious to pull my colorful trenches back out this year. I’m even planning to throw an African twist to them this fall season!!

Come on Fall!!!
What’s your favorite time of year for fashion?

African Midi Skirt

Ok, so I’ve started my quest for ALL THINGS AFRICAN lol…I’m investing in turning majority of my wardrobe into a African inspired Masterpiece. Ok, maybe I’m way too hyped with that description but honestly I need African garbs in my life.

African Fashion

Hello African Fashion! Details: African Print Maxi skirt and matching bikini-cut top by  L&R Designs I have always been obsessed with African Fashions, everything about them makes me feel ROYAL and beautiful. I truly desire a whole wardrobe of well stitched, great quality, custom African clothing. When I found out my best friend’s mom was…

15 Foods to Help your Memory

Our brains can’t cope with trying to do so many things at once. One psychologist called it “cognitive overload”. Scientists have discovered that women who are chronic multi-taskers have the worst memory problems because they are always focused on whats directly around or in front of them, they are always thinking in the future on what “needs” to be done and can’t seem to keep things separate in their minds.

Back from my Blogging Break

Hey luvs! Whew! It’s been a while. Today benchmarks the RELAUNCH of my blog!! WHOOP WHOOP! My last blog had a world-wide audience and although “fun”, it was unfulfilling honestly and often left me asking myself the question: “whats the point?” Have you ever had to just sit back and examine the point of things….

Negril Jamaica

How amazing is this shot I captured of my first night in Negril, Jamaica! The sunset was wild beautiful!   My early morning beach walk before the locals came out and clean the seaweed off the shoreline.   Sunset pic captured by me       yes they were walking horses on the beach and…

My Jamaica Wedding Photos

Me and 1 of my bestie’s before I slipped my wedding gown on   How pretty is my friend Tia!!       My groom and his best man-Fitz…Life Coach and Motivator     Can we talk about how DOPE Fitz Gold shoes were tho! LOVE IT!           (pic above: I…