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#PopSnark is a weekly discussion on everything from the low brow to the high brow, as long as your eyebrows are on fleek. Brought to you by the #SmartBrownGirl shirts and my book #SendItOn, the perfect holiday gifts! Grab a drink and sip along. Since it is cuddle buddy weather I brought along my bae who is touch with his feminine side, say hi to Honey Jack Daniels with a splash of my favorite soda, Q Drinks.

solange-2nd-line-weddingSolange slayed and broke the internet at the same time. I’m still trying to recoup from the epicness of her wedding pictures. I just appreciate how every ounce of her emanated through the photos/videos that have come out of her NOLA celebration of love to her 51 year old husband, Alan Ferguson. Alan is showing that clearly Black don’t crack. Solange owned it and hopefully y’all can finally grace the woman with our headline without having to reference her sister. She did break out in hives after dancing her ass and soul off during her second line (a New Orleans tradition) and I guess Beyonce giving her Benadryl to recoup and carry on with the celebration is news worthy. I just want to gag over all her outfit changes. Loves it! But take a look through the wedding photos and let me know if you can spot the #SmartBrownGirl panelist who was in attendance. I am jealous. Ladies please don’t be quick to try and copy inch for inch Solo’s wedding, just embrace how she embrace her individuality and be encouraged to embrace your own.

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All Bundled Up: Dressing for the (Texas) Cold

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.

It is finally cold in Houston! Wait, have you missed all the videos where I’m constantly mentioning that I recently re-located off the East Coast (Washington, DC) for the sunnier and warmer lands of Texas?! Well there’s always someone who is late to the party. And while I was told that Southern Texas, for the most part, only experiences warm, hot and hotter with thunderstorms seasons, the temperature is hovering right around 45-50° and folks out here are hibernating like it’s a proper winter. I was apt to complain about the cold with the rest of the Houstonians but then I recalled last year’s horrid winter and I just said a prayer of thanks to baby Jesus. I am grateful. Even more grateful that I have the opportunity to work with Sears on their #SearsStyle campaign! [click to continue…]

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What Is a #SmartBrownGirl?

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Earlier this year, when I was going through the motions of being a natural hair vlogger without baby hair and silky tresses, trying to figure out why was I so frustrated with my YouTube channel, I decided to divert my content. I had spent the previous year and half investing in equipment to produce higher quality videos that showcased the beauty of Type 4 and/or 4C natural hair. But I wasn’t fulfilled. I wasn’t talking about the things that motivate me in my day to day. And while for many, hair care can be an all consuming or highly consuming thing, for me it’s never been that. I’m so laissez-faire about my hair that putting myself in a lane where it was the topic of every conversation left a big chunk of myself unfulfilled. So out of that frustration came my idea for the #SmartBrownGirl movement. [click to continue…]

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#PopSnark Eps. 4 | New Blacks & White Womens

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Here we are recapping another week of #PopSnark, from the low brow to the high brow – as long as your eyebrows are on fleek. I’m here for it, you’re here for it. So sip along…*cheers*

#SmartBrownGirl t-shirts & sweatshirts are a very real thing, go cop you one (here) so you can be cute with the movement!

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On Trying Nigerian Food at a Restaurant…

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I’ve recently relocated from Washington, DC to Houston, Texas. Really I prefer saying that I relocated from the East Coast to Houston because I grew up in Delaware and then spent most of my 20’s in Brooklyn, New York. This is all relevant to the story of my recent venture to a Nigerian restaurant in Houston. Houston, the land of oil and energy, is a very diverse city in what can often be a rather homogenous South. I am a lover of diverse culture and have spent my adulthood living in cities that I thought offered just that. It’s been very intriguing to see how they offer up their diversity in different servings. What makes Houston most different, is that it is a mini-Biafra.   [click to continue…]

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#SmartBrownGirl & Living the Life You Want

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Last month I had an opportunity to attend Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour in Houston, Texas. Oprah, along with other prominent speakers, hosted a two day event about exactly what the title suggests…learning to live the life you want. For as cliche as it all may seem, having the opportunity to sit in a room, stadium really, where everyone’s energy is ready to be open, vulnerable and honest, moves you in magnitudes that can’t be touched. What I walked away with was a better understanding of the work I have to do and the fears I need to overcome. [click to continue…]

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