Brand Poaching:​ Black Creatives and the Burden of Authenticity

Brand Poaching!  What it is and why it gets on my one last good nerve. Seriously though, it is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. That’s all well n’ good until someone totally rips your product or idea and fails to give you an ounce of credit. I have noticed this, particularly amongst black beauty brands and creatives. Here recently, Sephora, Moschino, and Beauty Guru Jeremey Scott collaborated to produce a line of cosmetic items that look eerily similar to “The Crayon Case” a brand owned…

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Decorating Tips for your Spring Spruce Up

Fresh rain, flowers buddings, leaves returning and beautiful sun sets on the beach are all markers of spring. The season where time moves forward, pastels are all the rage and house cleaning rituals abound. College students flood the beaches and teachers eagerly await their breaks. What I love most about spring is the color palette. If you are like me and feel compelled to brighten up your space, then I am sure you will love these five decorating tips that won’t bust your budget. Changing out your drapes and window…

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Matthew Cherry Wins Oscar for Animated Short Film “Hair Love”

Matthew Cherry wins an Oscar for his animated short film ” Hair Love”. A beautiful story of a dad learning how to style his daughter’s hair in the absence of the mom who is recovering from cancer. The short film gained steam as it was previewed before movies in theaters all across the country. In a show of solidarity, Matthew invited Deandre Arnold, the Texas high school student asked to cut his locs. This is a beautiful win for the culture. 10 SharesTweetShare10

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Fantastic Mother and Daughter Entrepreneur Duo: Kourtney Adeleye and daughter Lily Adeleye

Fantastic mother and daughter entrepreneur duo Kourtney Adeleye and daughter Lily Adeleye  are securing the bag together and we love to see it. Kourtney is the beauty BAW$E and founder of a huge beauty empire – The Mane Choice and creator of the epic and always over the top BAW$E conference.  Kourtney is an astute business woman that turned her 500 dollar investment into a beauty business worth millions. Recently, The Mane Choice was acquired by Canadian Beauty Company MAV Beauty Brands -“the acquisition agreement included upfront cash consideration of $29 million”.   Kourtney is an astute business…

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[PHOTOS] New #KurvieKrush Lingerie Sets

If you haven’t been around, Kurvie Krush is the newest plus size lingerie boutique that is giving us kurvie baes all of the attention we need. From two piece lace and even thong sets, the fashion line is really giving us a variety of styles to choose from. Available from 1x-4x, we’re all gon’ be looking sexy round this bih! Check out the pieces below: Kurvie Lavender This lil’ piece of fashion here makes me feel so damn sexy. Chile, when I tell you I instantly think of sultry, seduction,…

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