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

What To Pack For Thailand

Now that I’ve decided where I’m headed on my dream getaway destination as well as my dream itinerary, now all I have to worry about is what to pack for Thailand! As part of the last post in my Dream Getaway series with the Capital One Venture Rewards Card I’ve decided to rundown a list of all my must-haves for the trip. I looked up the best times to travel to Thailand and it looks like my best bet, because I’m a beach bum and I want it to be hot, is to head there sometime between April and May ....more

Embracing a Healthier Me, One #TinyWin at a Time

So a few weeks ago I did a post about my #FABFit challenge in which I made a promise to myself to do my best to eat healthier and cleaner, cut down on my calorie intake and start to work out. It wasn’t a “diet” or a “cleanse” or anything dramatic. Just me and some friends dedicating ourselves to doing better and making small changes in our lifestyles that would eventually lead to big results over time ....more

Kickin’ It: On The Run Tour With Carol’s Daughter

Last Friday, I was honored to have the opportunity to attend the “On The Run” tour featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z here in the NY/NJ area with the lovely team at Carol’s Daughter. If you know me, you already know how HYPED I get about a Beyonce concert. Last year I saw the Mrs ....more