November 2013 archive

Sonia Kashuk For Target – Google Hangout


Last week, myself and a few other style & beauty bloggers participated in an exclusive Google Hangout with the one and only Sonia Kashuk. It was so awesome hearing Sonia’s perspective on her new Body collection for Target, where her inspiration came from and how she made the transition from makeup artist to beauty mogul. To hear me ask my question tune to the 6:47 mark!

Check out the full hangout below:


Check out the new Bath & Body Collection by Sonia Kashuk, exclusively at Target!


We Search. We Find. We ShopStyle.


ShopStyle has a brand new look and feel, and to celebrate I partnered up with them to to highlight some of my favorite of-the-moment fashion items. If you’re like me, you probably hate when you’re looking for one particular item and you have to scour multiple online retail stores to try and find them. Something as simple as a “one-shoulder black dress” search can quickly become a day-long task if you don’t know where to look. ShopStyle makes life easier by doing all the work for you, which is why I use it often.

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The Fashionista’s Black Friday Shopping Guide


If you’re like me this year, you’d much rather shop from the comfort of your home than wait on long lines at the crack of dawn to shop in-store. Considering I’m not exactly clamoring for a flat screen TV or a new toaster this year, I’d much rather stay home and buy clothes and shoes and handbags online. Who’s with me?

Ok so there are some great online stores running Black Friday deals this season. Check out some of my absolute favorite Black Friday deals from fashion retailers online:

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5 Chic Outfits for Thanksgiving

5 Chic Outfits Thanksgiving CollageIt’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is here. Cue the Christmas music and tree decorations! Thanksgiving – also known as the day when we stuff our faces with delicious morsels of our fave foods – is the first celebration on the yellow brick road to New Year’s Eve.

Thanksgiving is all about good food, conversation and love, and few things kick-start a convo like a chic outfit. Getting dressed for gatherings is as exciting as digging into a plate of yummy eats, but every occasion requires a different ensemble. An intimate dinner at home with the beau is much different than a customary dinner with relatives, and our wardrobes should fluctuate accordingly.

So, here are five chic, easy-to-pull-together ensembles for the ladies living it up this Thanksgiving. more this way

LBS Beauty Review: Cocotique


This past September, a new beauty box emerged on the scene called Cocotique. With all the beauty box samples I’ve received since the “box craze” has begun, I decided to try a new approach with this one and wait a few months to see how I like the monthly boxes before doing a formal review. What I’ve found with some startup box services is that the first box is always amazing and then they begin to trail off little by little each month.


Cocotique, a deluxe beauty box subscription service for women of color, was nice enough to gift me with a three month subscription starting in September. I’m happy to say that their boxes have been consistently interesting and, I think, worth the money a subscriber would pay to receive them. Here are my initial thoughts:

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LBS Feature: Refinery29 Maternity Shoot



Omg I’m doing cartwheels! (not literally, or else me & #babybrownsugar would be in serious trouble) I’m so excited to announce that my recent maternity style photoshoot with Refinery29.com went live today! I can’t explain how honored I am to be featured on their digital pages. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Refinery 29 for years now so it’s literally a dream come true to see my face on their website – let alone being dubbed a “hot soon-to-be mama” by their editorial staff! Check out a small snippet of my feature below:

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10 Under $100: Cozy Sweaters Perfect For Winter


As the weather quickly shifts from a Fall breeze to a Winter chill, you’ll undoubtedly have to stock up on cozy sweaters to keep warm but still exude chic. So we’ve picked out some stylish options for you that won’t break the bank. From tribal statement cardigans to long sweater-jackets perfect for the office, here are some cozy winter sweaters you need in your closet this season.

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3 Ways to Rock It: Sneaker Wedges

3 Ways - Sneaker Wedges CollageSneaker wedges are all the rage, especially among celebrities. The popular footwear has adorned the feet of dozens of female entertainers, from Evelyn Lozada to Beyonce. Of course we understand why. Sneaker wedges are stylish, comfy and versatile.

They add an extra edge to casual outfits or can be the focus of a drab ensemble, which is one of the reasons we included sneaker wedges in our fall wardrobe essentials list. But as we said in that list, sneaker wedges are a hit or miss. It all depends on what they’re paired with.

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Common Mistakes New Naturals Make + Tangle Teezer GIVEAWAY

Common Mistakes

Being newly natural is all too familiar. We’ve been through the awkward stages, the never-ending product prowls, and the countless hours of YouTube videos.  If there is one thing we could wish for, it would be to have had someone holding our hand through the do’s and don’ts of natural hair care. In honor of Healthy Hair Month here on LBS, we’ve decided to throw together a mini cheat-sheet of common mistakes new naturals make. If you’re new to the game (or even if you’ve been doing it for some time), take notes.

Read on this way ladies!

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