LBS Chic: Year of 28

It’s finally here! Yes, your girl is celebrating her 28th birthday today and I couldn’t be more excited. I feel so blessed and honored to have lived another year ....more

5 Tips For Long Term Protective Styling

Protective styling is a form of styling that allows you to maintain your hair with minimal manipulation and use of styling tools. This methods helps to retain length, minimize breakage and stimulate hair growth if done properly. If done incorrectly, you may actually cause harm to your scalp and irreversible damage to your hair ....more

On the Market: Target Ava and Viv

With the launch of the highly anticipated, Altuzarra for Target came an open letter. Chastity Garner of Garner Style described what felt to her like a “slap in the face” at discovering that the line only came in “standard” sizes and courageously stressed the sentiment many plus-sized girls across the nation have been holding on to season after season. This sparked a dynamic and desperately necessary conversation amongst the fashion community ....more

Red Carpet Countdown: SAG Awards 2015 Red Carpet

If you didn’t watch the SAG Awards 2015 Red Carpet last night, you certainly missed out on some great style! These ladies were giving me life in their stunning gowns, flawless hair and makeup. Usually Hollywood goes all out for the Oscars and the SAG Awards Red Carpet doesn’t get much love ....more

LBS Chic: Empire State of Mind

So I’m officially obsessed with Fox’s new primetime drama “Empire”. The day it premiered I wrote this 3 Reasons To Watch Empire post highlighting why I thought it was really a series to watch. Since watching the show I’ve become obsessed with the costume design ....more

3 Ways to Rock It: Winter White

From mixing prints to going monochromatic fashion girls are rebelling against outdated rules left and right. One of the ways they’re doing this is wearing white at any time of the year. White brings a crisp shine to stormy weather and these three stylish bloggers modern looks are winter ready ....more

Why Can’t I Stop Eating These Fries? McDonald’s Answers Our Questions

Like many of us, I grew up knowing what it meant when those golden arches came into view. There’s just something about those fries. They have just the right amount of crunch and seasoning and they seem to melt in your mouth ....more

Sisi Nike Pro Beauty Makeup Workshop

I’ve known self-taught makeup artist Sisi Nike for years now and so I was delighted when I heard she would be hosting her very own Pro Beauty Makeup Workshop here in NYC. Only bummer? It was on the same day as my #ShopLoveBrownSugar event! ...more

How To Make Clip Ins For Natural Hair

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got my natural curls blown out for a length check and also because I traditionally heat-style my hair for the Holiday season. I’ve been doing it for a few years now and I am SO pleased with how my hair has grown and flourished since going natural back in 2010. The only thing that frustrates me about straightening my natural hair is that because I have really fine hair, I can never achieve the volume I want ....more

5 Ways To Prevent Heat Damage

Heat damage is inevitable if you are a fan of sleek straight hair. However, with a few small changes you can decrease your risk of permanently damaging your hair . Using heat styling tools like flat irons, blow dryers and curling wands can lead to severe damage if used too frequently and improperly ....more