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// G O O D L O O K N O U T // | September 30, 2014

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Why Being A Gold Digger Will Get You Closer To Success + Happiness

September 28, 2014 | 4

I’ll come right out and say it. I’m a GOLD DIGGER! I get a figurative high chasing gold. I know what you’re thinking, but please do me a favor and calm your nerves. Just so we’re clear, I’m nothing like the … Read More

You’re Skinny, So… Please Stop Calling Yourself A “Fat Girl” In Front Of Me

September 10, 2014 | 13

“I was such a fat girl yesterday,” my college roommate said.I had just returned from a weekend trip and from what I could tell, her dancer’s body had not changed in the 48 hours that I was gone. … Read More

Hide Unsightly Twists In 5 Simple Steps

September 8, 2014 |

Every time I twist my hair at night I sing Beyonce’s song ” Flawless.” Its kind of a funny joke in our home because I go to sleep and wake up, looking everything but flawless. A lot of that has … Read More

Nefertite Nguvu Examines The Complexities of Love In Her New Film “In The Morning”

September 5, 2014 | 5

For everyone, life will be indelibly altered in the morning.

According to the director of upcoming featured film “In The Morning“,  Nefertite Nguvu, the aforementioned statement is inescapable reality, especially when it comes to love.

In The Morning“, which is … Read More

21 Ways To Make A Denim Statement This Fall

August 31, 2014 | 8

Are you ready for fall? Well I am! This Sacramento heat has been slaying my whole life. Sweat, makeup dripping and smelling like a 12 year old boy after 15 minutes outside isn’t quite my forte. I’m ready … Read More

Niki Kobi: Black Beauty Captured Through Her Pen

August 26, 2014 | 11

Yesterday, I was randomly clicking though one of my favorite blogs, Urban Bush Babes, and I fell in love with this up and coming artist they featured named Niki Kobi.

RELATED: Black Art: Jide Allen Totally Get’s Us

Since Jide Allen, it’s … Read More

When “Wearing Your Struggle” Actually Helps

August 20, 2014 | 19

As a child, when I was all “in my feelings”, someone in my family would always sarcastically say  “YOU DON’T HAVE TO ALWAYS WEAR YOUR STRUGGLE MARIE!” I didn’t want to hear that mess! 

If my world felt like it was crumbling, … Read More

When to Hire A Graphic Designer To Brand Your Blog + Who To Call

August 18, 2014 | 19

When I started blogging, I thought I’d just write my thoughts in the visual editor, press submit and BAM, I’d have a million hits in no time.

Yeah, about that…It didn’t quite work out that way and after going through … Read More

Finally A Drink That Can Save Your Life? I’ll Drink To That!

August 15, 2014 | 6

Cheers to the freakin weekeeeeeeeeend! No, not because you’ll be raising your shot glasses in the club. This weekend I want you ladies to raise a different type of glass. I want you to toast to saving your health … Read More

Ankara Buyers Guide: How To Choose + Wear to Buy

August 4, 2014 | 21

For the last two years, I’ve been completely obsessed with Ankara print. I’ve written about it here and even here. I’ve been buying prints left and right. I love how eclectic my closet is looking these days.

Before you … Read More

Berry + Banana Kefir Smoothie: The Quickest Way To Incorporate Probiotics Into Your Diet

July 14, 2014 | 10

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

I have a bit of a “frenemy” relationship with my stomach. I appreciate her, love to hang out with her and we enjoy spending time … Read More

The Sure Proof Guide To “CLEAN UP” The Negativity You Speak + Think

July 9, 2014 | 8

One of my favorite sayings, “Once a word is said, it is not dead, it only begins to live,” has become even more poignant in recent days. I have been reminded over and over that a word said in haste … Read More

8 Weave Maintenance Tips That Will Help Your Natural Hair Grow

July 7, 2014 | 11

I’m one of those naturals who will wear a weave. Yes, a super duper long, 20 inch, 100% Indian hair weave. Yes, it’s true, and guess what?!?!? You naysayers will deal!

I love it when folks are like “Marie your … Read More

A Little Help Giving Your Hair + Makeup + Breasts + Clothes + Emotions That Much Needed Facelift

July 4, 2014 |

A Teal Summer >>

Anyone who follows my IG, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr knows that I’m a big fan of blue (more specifically teal) hair.

I’ve been contemplating for the last two months whether I want to process my natural … Read More

5 Statement Tee’s You’ll Need For Summer, Maybe Even Longer…

June 29, 2014 | 14

I’ve never been the type to wear a statement tee. Never. All that went right out the window when people started to create statement tee’s with phrases that were funny and spoke to my personality.

Sorry, I don’t want to wear … Read More

A Liberating Summer + A Few Things I’ve Been Swooning Over

June 23, 2014 | 18

This is the first summer I’ve fully welcomed and explored the feelings of complete liberation. It’s like I’m a brand new woman.

Maybe it’s because I’m staring 30 dead in the face (turning 30 in September) or maybe I’m … Read More

Ladies Get Your Vag Snatched Before You’re Set To Deliver + Other Non-Negotiable “Womanly” Courtesies

June 18, 2014 | 2

There are certain “womanly things” we do as a women that some may consider to be non-negotiable’s. They’re the things that allow you to go through life with a sense of dignity and self respect. They’re, tiny gestures you … Read More

Operation #GetYourLife: A “Zen” Checklist For The Modern Woman

June 10, 2014 | 16

When I ran track-and-field in high school, I hated running the 400 meter relay. I was perfectly fine running the 100 and 200 meter races, but on the rare occasion I was asked to run the 400 meter, I ALWAYS hit … Read More

OSHUN: The One Band That Needs to Grace The AFROPUNKFEST Stage This Year

June 2, 2014 | 6

My little sister Thandi is officially done with her first year of college at NYU. I figured she would come back with a bunch of stories about partying way too much, cute boys and trying to adapt to her … Read More

How To >> Condition & Maintain Hair Extensions Using a Ziploc Bag

May 22, 2014 | 8

When I first started wearing wigs and weaves, I had no idea what proper maintenance was. I would rock the hair until it got old, and once it became matted and tangled I would uninstall and toss it out. … Read More