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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. Well, this week’s Sick Site spotlight – FoxyMango.com – does just that. A site that caters to women of color seeking affordable natural, organic, and safe-ingredient hair and skin care products, FoxyMango.com boasts fresh, body-happy goods from small independent retailers with amazing products. The owner Cheryl Rose had this to say about the creation of the site:

“The shop came from my own search for hair care products designed for textured hair, that also contained healthy and safe ingredients. There were little to no brands that met both of those needs that I was happy with from my local Target or even Whole Foods…so my husband and I decided to start one.”

Foxy MangoIf you’re that girl who likes to support small beauty businesses and also likes to be “that friend” who discovered “that product” first – this site is definitely for you. Also, if you’re an organic girl who likes to be green from the inside-out, this site for you too. The owner of FoxyMango explains:

“…there’s enough “junk” in the environment, in products, and on my meal plate, that I can’t control and that could be harmful to my health with collective and long-term exposure. Why add to the risk with items I can control, like personal care and beauty products?”

Orange ThymeFoxy Mango does a great job of showcasing natural and organic brands with eye-catching products. I stumbled on this brand Orange Thyme while on the site that boasts scented soaps and lip balms that I can’t wait to try out. They look so pretty!

They have a carefully curated selection of hair products like Anita Grant organic clay deep conditioners and Soultanics detanglers.

Acure Argan OilSome skincare highlights on the site include this brand Acure which I first discovered on the site with reasonably priced organic skincare products. They have everything from facial scrubs and serums to Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes. I’m kind of obsessed with skincare products so I spent a LONG time perusing the skincare section. It’s up to par, trust.

They also offer these super cute tote bags from Emily McDowell with hilarious saying on them.

Emily McDowell Tote BagsTake a few minutes out of your busy day and browse around FoxyMango.com. You’re bound to find something that catches your eye!

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Happy shopping!

Sick Site Spotlight: DooBop.com

sick-site-spotlight-doobopThis past weekend, I got tons of comments about my most recent beauty obsession. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me post about these limited edition ncLA x DooBop Afropolitan nail wraps.


They are my newest favorite thing and you can find them exclusively on new beauty destination DooBop.com. So I’m completely obsessed with DooBop.com not only because of limited edition products like the nail wraps but because it’s just a really dope site overall.

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Sick Site Spotlight: Scoop NYC

scoop-nyc-sick-siteIf you’re based here in New York City, you already know that Scoop NYC has some of the hottest contemporary designer digs in town. With a well-curated selection of updated trend pieces, some of our fave fashionistas hit up Scoop to find their daily looks. Luckily for you fashionistas who aren’t based here in NY, Scoop has an online store too – ScoopNYC.com. And they’ve got some really dope pieces this season. Here are some of my fave spring trends spotted over at Scoop NYC:

The Look: Graphic Patterns

There’s no better way to kickoff the spring season than with some bright and bold patterns. Two of my favorite contemporary designers – Mara Hoffman and Clover Canyon – always get it right with bold prints and colors.


Left: Clover Canyon, $340 | Right: Mara Hoffman, $238

The Look: Summer Festival

Whether you’re headed to Coachella or Governor’s Ball, the best way to achieve festival chic is with a few crochet pieces. This outfit from Nightcap pretty much sums it up.


Top: Nightcap, $208  | Bottom: Nightcap, $165

The Look: All White Everything

Spring is the perfect time to bring out those all-white pieces that have been collecting dust in your closet. I love white clothing. It dirties fast, but it always looks so crisp and chic!


Left: Zac Posen, $525 | Top Right: VEDA, $498 | Bottom Right: AG Jeans, $165

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This post is sponsored by Scoop NYC. All opinions expressed herein are those of LoveBrownSugar.com and not of the company.

5 Reasons We Love Gwynnie Bee

5 Reasons Gwynnie Bee - CollageShopping is an expensive habit, especially for fashionistas who continuously stock their wardrobes with essentials and trend pieces. The arrival of subscription services, like Rent the Runway, have erased some of the costs for women attending cocktail parties and other formal events. But women in need of a blouse or dress for a simple affair haven’t had the option to rent casual attire … until now.

Gwynnie Bee, an online retailer, has launched a monthly subscription service for the ladies in need of a quick wardrobe change. For a small fee, Gwynnie Bee sends subscribers as many clothing options as they can fit in their virtual closet. Gwynnie Bee is a new option, but among fashion bloggers and writers, including Lesley Kinzel of XOJane, it is a major hit. I’m also smitten with the service for these five simple, but important reasons.

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Sick Site Spotlight: BraveChick.com Review + Giveaway


So I’ve discovered a new independent retailer that I think you guys should know about called Brave Chick. Brave Chick is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering and supporting women. The co-founders explain Brave Chick as “…an uplifting, positive collective that empowers every woman to be her authentic self.” Love that!


 Raw Pyrite Ring ($32.oo, BraveChick.com)

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Sick Site Spotlight: SaksOff5th.com

33_091813_LAUNCHAmong the immense swarm of designer outlet stores and websites on the market, a new one emerges that trumps many in one fell swoop. Ladies and gents, welcome Saks OFF Fifth to the fold! If you’re an outlet junkie like me, you know the joy that normally accompanies finding your favorite designer pair of shoes or the coveted “It” bag you’ve been lusting over for more then 75% off at an outlet store.

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