Kickin’ It: Afropunk Festival 2014

This year I’ve been taking a lowkey approach to festival-hopping. Though last year I went everywhere from Palm Springs for Coachella to Philly for Made In America, this year I decided to keep things local and explore many of the festivals in the NYC area. In May, I posted a recap of the BAM Dance Africa Festival ....more

Am I Plus-Sized Or Nah? My Experience #OnTheCusp

This past week has been full of buzz surrounding a few different things happening in the world of plus-size fashion. Earlier this week, myself and seven other amazingly beautiful bloggers (GorgeousinGrey, KellyAugustine, MargiePlus, EverythingCurvyandChic, Liz Black, Sandee Joseph and Megan Murphy) featured in a national Denim Lookbook for Fashion To Figure. Denim is undoubtedly the bane of a plus-size girl’s existence and so Fashion To Figure’s decision to show how real girls wear their denim (for under $40!) was a no-brainer ....more

One Dress Two Ways: The Mini Dress From Summer To Fall

So I’m back with another One Dress Two Ways post. Last May I highlighted the peplum dress and how to take it from day to night. This time it’s all about the mini dress ....more

My Summer Hiatus: One #TinyWin Can Change Your Day

A few weeks ago I announced to you all that LoveBrownSugar would be taking a brief hiatus. In celebration of the blog’s 5 year anniversary, I decided to take some time off, reflect and enjoy the last few weeks of summer with my new bundle of joy who is growing so incredibly fast. What I didn’t expect was how eye-opening the experience would be ....more

LBS Beauty: 4 Tips for Natural Hair Growth

As we’re about to embark on another fall/winter season (deep sigh), I’ve already started to consider what steps I plan on taking to maximize my hair growth potential. I was going through my Natural Hair archives and stumbled on this old post about My Blowout Month back in 2012. Within it, I listed some important tips for growing out your natural hair ....more

Monday Motivation: Positive Energy

Happy Monday! I’m back from my Summer Hiatus and feeling so amped to finish out the summer and usher in the fall. I’m renewing the Monday Motivation series and hope that I can bring you guys just a small drop of positivity and love on Mondays ....more

BabyBrownSugar Update: 6 Months

Wow. Summer 2014 has really been kicking me in the behind! I literally blinked and suddenly it’s August and summer is soon coming to an end ....more

LoveBrownSugar Celebrates 5 Years: Summer Hiatus

“You should start a blog.” I still remember hearing those words, crystal clear, from a coworker right after I graduated from college in 2009. LoveBrownSugar turned 5 years old in July....more

LBS Exclusive: Gabrielle Union Skin Care Secrets With Neutrogena

Recently I was offered the opportunity to chat with the lovely and super talented Gabrielle Union. Yes, the Being Mary Jane protaganist herself. Not only am I obsessed with her sense of style but I think she has one of the prettiest faces in Hollywood ....more

Sick Site Spotlight: Foxy Mango

There is no shortage of online beauty retailers. From tried & true stores with bricks & mortar locations like Sephora to smaller more specialized sites like DooBop, the websites that cater to beauty addicts like myself are endless. What I love, though, is that the internet makes it so easy to find a small niche of beauty lovers and cater to just them ....more