There are few things on this earth I love more than coffee and butter, but mixing them together seems nothing short of blasphemous. Bulletproof coffee, as this combo is so affectionately called, has seeped its way into the morning routines of seemingly sane people over the past few months and been beaten to death by the New York Times Style section, but I’m still not sure how to feel about it. Keep reading »
The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.
The Queens of Africa dolls and Naija Princess dolls were created by a Nigerian entrepreneur, Taofick Okoya, after he realized that his three daughters were only playing with white dolls like Barbies. Since their launch seven years ago, Queen and Princess dolls have become so popular that Okoya is selling, as he claims, 6,000 to 9,000 dolls per month, and has gained about 10-15 percent of the market. But perhaps his biggest victory? The dolls are easily outselling their Barbie counterparts being sold by Mattel. Keep reading »
Nothing improves my productivity game like bright, tidy desk decor. This weekend I finally cleaned off the surface of my desk after weeks of letting it drown under clutter, and I feel like a new woman! Click through for some inspiration for your own dreamy at-home workspace…
This woman is taking fashion sins a little more seriously than most.
Christian blogger Veronica Partridge has been getting a lot of attention for a blog post earlier this month in which she vows to no longer wear leggings in public because of her religious beliefs. The decision — which she writes weighed “heavy on her heart” for several months — was done to inspire fewer “lustful” thoughts in men. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
Now that targeted marketing knows that I’m getting married, all of my social feeds and every ad sidebar on every website I visit is covered in white dresses, white shoes, white veils, white gold bands, beautiful colorless diamonds. Lots of white women in their white gowns, posing in white rooms for advertisement stock photos.
I wish that there was a timer you could put on targeted ads, or that they were more intuitive, and that when you did purchase the wedding item you need, they’d stop advertising that item to you. I bought my dress this weekend. It is black. It’s a skirt from Anthropologie and a leotard from American Apparel. I’ll probably get a belt from ASOS, and I’m finishing it all off with gold flats and a crap-ton of rhinestone, druzy, and gold-spike jewelry. I’m going to look like a space ballerina and it’s going to be awesome. Keep reading »
Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is a certified cult classic, the kind of lip color thing that shows up on best-of and must-have lists everywhere for years and years. It’s widely touted as a color that looks good on everybody. I am reluctant to believe that anything is ever one-size-fits-all. Clothing is not. Shoes are never. Clinique, however, believes that Black Honey is a shade that will look good on every skin tone. So, we put it to the test to see if these spurious claims hold any weight. Keep reading »