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

What To Get From (Super Discounted) Flesh Beauty [Review & Memories]

I don’t know what’s going on with the cosmetics brand Flesh Beauty, but it seems as though it is being phased out or at least won’t be sold at Ulta Beauty anymore. Ever since winter of 2020, the line has been discounted at Ulta, online and in-stores. I thought it was just a promotion at … More What To Get From (Super Discounted) Flesh Beauty [Review & Memories]