Rico Nasty: “Nightmare Vacation” LP and her Il Makiage “Neon Rage” palette

While I’m not sure if I’m a full-on member of Rico Nasty’s Nasty Mob fanbase just yet–she certainly got my attention this year with her late summer makeup collab with Il Makiage, and a few days ago, the release of her album, Nightmare Vacation. The night before it would become available at the strike at … More Rico Nasty: “Nightmare Vacation” LP and her Il Makiage “Neon Rage” palette

Golde, 54 Thrones, and Peak and Valley from Nordstrom’s Pop-In Shop #BlackOwnedBusinesses

Last month (September), during a weekend trip away, I made it a point to stop at Nordstrom because this particular location had a Pop-In@Nordstrom shop inside the department store. Pop-up shops (as they’re usually called!) are always cute and often meant to highlight underground, indie and upcoming brands and this usually occurs in beauty and fashion. As … More Golde, 54 Thrones, and Peak and Valley from Nordstrom’s Pop-In Shop #BlackOwnedBusinesses

[From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

[Originally published May 2014; Updated in September 2020] Films about black women, even when based on the original works created and written by black women, are often helmed by male filmmakers once they reach the highest form of flattery: the visual adaptation. As Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg translated For Colored Girls (2010) and The … More [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review