Hurricane Ida Chronicles Pt. 1

Blog: Today I cried to my doctoral professor. That was my first real cry since Hurricane Ida happened, and someone just listened. Thank you God! My professor asked if he could pray with me over the phone. He’s a real one ☝🏽

Who’s responsible for getting women back to work?

Aren’t we as women responsible for our own career paths? Yes 🙌🏽 we are. I would revise this question by asking: What can we do to assist women to get back to work post Covid-19. From an article via, Business of Fashion, How fashion can get women back to work, details how one agency launched…

Drake Stings Back in Scorpion 🦂

Have you listened to the @champagnepapi #masterpiece #album called #scorpion 👑 It’s everything you need in your life. I’ve listened to the entire album. #top12 #FashionLaneFavorites: 1. 8 out of 10 – when he knows he’s the good guy & the other guy should be grateful. Plies voice at the end is priceless. 2. Emotionless…

Sunday blog: church, gym and self preservation

Today I realized a few things: I sacrifice a lot for the ones I love. I don’t take out enough time for myself. I need more workout time for my physical fitness and preservation. I need to be more assertive to my spouse about needing me time. It’s ok to be selfish when you have…

February 2018 Boxycharm Makeup Subscription unboxing

February 15, 2018 Boxycharm Makeup Subscription Unboxing Hey Loves, Today I will be taking you through the makeup unboxing of my Boxycharm subscription. How cute is the #feb2018 #boxycharm #boxymail ⚜️I’m loving this #boxycharmglow 👩🏽‍💻I cannot wait to play with everything @nakedcosmetics @coverfx @vintagecosmetics @purcosmetics @crownbrush I have been a subscriber to Boxycharm for over a year. I also subscribe to,…

Sick, blogging and Instagram love for Thursday, Feb 7, 2018

You understand the drill, wake up, go to work, feel sick, go to the doctor, come home. Next day, the same thing. Well today, I am home with an upper respiratory infection and fever. It’s really crazy how much of a difference going to an Urgent care clinic is from going to the emergency room….

Updating the blog and other tidbits

Happy February 2018: Wowzers!! The year is going by faster than expected. A lot has happened since my last post. During that time, I was busy posting on my Instagram page,  of the many fashion week likes I was feeling. I have changed the look of, 4373FASHIONLANE.COM. I enjoyed the last few days preparing for…

Snow day, Tarte Cosmetics and kids will be kids.

Good Evening Loves, Here in New Orleans we spent our day inside looking at the news about the black ice, closed schools and shut down city. We are at freezing levels down here. I am so glad we have to stay inside today. I wanted to take off from work yesterday and hunker down, but…

Matt Lauer fired!!!!!

Gone are the days where it was just a boys will be boys situation in the arena of sexual harassment.

And the Grammy nominations are???????

Since the beginning of the Grammy Awards, African American musicians have had to claw their way into sustainable recognition. There is an old saying we were taught and Olivia Pope hears it from her father on Scandal all of the time, “We have to be ten times better, ten times faster, to get ahead.” Unfortunately,…

Transitioning from Extensions to Natural Haircare? The struggle :)

The struggle of the 6-8 week relaxer treatments for women of color is an ongoing struggle. I love my straight edges. However, I do not like the chemical burns, relaxer smell and the new growth. I have been wearing extensions, since August. I love them but hate the price. I took them out last night….

When Rhianna launches FentyBeauty, diversity wins!!

PORTABLE HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH | FENTY BEAUTY This video above features music sensation, fashion designer, creator and founder, Rihanna of Fenty Beauty. Take a look as she demonstrates the portable highlighter brush. It is magnetized and interchangeable. She also let’s you see the highlighting shimmer, which is wonderful as well. Dear Makeup Dolls & Kens, Today,…

Frederick Douglass, Yale University, Summer 2017.

As an educator (ELA, History), it was profound and enlightening to know I was selected to attend Yale University this summer to explore the Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. I have spent a week on campus, exploring, learning and living through the mood, feelings and thoughts of Mr. Douglass. This is a running blog…

New makeup restock alert 🚨 via Kat Von D 

Hello #makeuptalk #makeupartist #bloggers the @katvondbeauty #PastelGothPalette is available NOW at katvondbeauty.com!💛💚💙💜 📸 from @katvondbeauty // blogging from @4373fashionlane 💕