Beyond Beauty: Self Love…

If you’ve been following the blog for some time you may have come across my Love Yourself Completely post. I’ve posted it twice here and both times I was met with such love and encouragement from Queens (here and on my social media accounts) about the message. In that post I talk about loving yourself completely and embracing everything about you. Total self acceptance. “Flaws” and all. I also talked about the things I experienced in my past that I learned to embrace and accept about myself. That transparency with you all was major for me. I’ve never really spoke out on something so personal. Writing about beauty is easy. It comes naturally to me and it’s something I’m passionate about. But what’s not so easy is being transparent and I was really happy to see such positive feedback.

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Glam Mama: 5 Beauty Products on the Go

I’ve always admired those moms. You know the ones who look absolutely fabulous from head to toe, carrying a toddler in one arm, pushing a stroller with the other, and balancing a designer bag on her shoulder. The Queen glam mommy for me has to be Kimora Lee Simmons. She’s always so flawless and with her children in tow. Just slaying all day err day.

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Brown Girl Beauty Pick: Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush

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One of the things I hear a lot from brown girls when it comes to makeup is, they don’t know how to use blush. From comments here to people stopping in me in the makeup isle to ask the same thing: Which blush should they wear? Another part of the brown girl struggle I suppose. And for good reason though. Blush is tricky! I struggle with it myself still sometimes and I have a product problem so you know it must be real.

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Event Alert: Little Black Book of Rules for Curly Girls Book Signing Philly

Hey loves! Quick post about an upcoming event for my natural ladies. Tameeka McNeil-Johnson aka The Curl Whisperer, is coming to Philly this Sunday for a book signing at Cuba Libre. The event is FREE and there will be LIVE hair makeovers, natural recipes, and more.

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This or That: Summer Beauty

Summer is sooo close I can feel it. Besides being excited for warm days and beach trips I’ve been LOVING changing up my makeup look. I’m always torn in the summer because on one hand I really don’t like to wear too much makeup when it’s hot but on the other I love summer makeup sooo…here we are. Summer makeup for this brown queen is bronzey, glowy, lightweight goodness. The best part is that I can achieve summer makeup looks with ease using both high end and drugstore makeup picks.

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Events | Philly’s Next Generation of Women Leaders Brown Bag Lunch Series

I’m so excited to tell you all about an awesome initiative taking place here in Philly during the month of March aka Women’s History Month. Philly’s Next Generation of Women Leaders Brown Bag Lunch Series, organized by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, is a leadership and development program that will take place every Tuesday this month during the lunch hour. The purpose of this event is to prepare the next generation of women leaders to take their place and serve on more corporate boards. How great is it that this initiative is taking place during such an important month for women!  There are several sessions including a Cocktails and Conversation networking happy hour in partnership with Affairs of Isis, LLC. Here are the details for the series:

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Events | Brown Girls Building Brands

Happy Monday Queens! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and are ready for the start of a fantastic new week. I’m starting this week with renowned energy and determination. Who’d thought I’d be this upbeat on a Monday?! I’d say it was because over the weekend I had the chance to go to my first networking event for This Brown Queen! On Saturday, I attended the Brown Girls Building Brands brunch here in Philly. The purpose of the brunch was to get brown girls who have businesses or were interested in starting a business together to learn what it takes from a panel of women who were doing it big in their respective industries.


The panel included one of my go to ladies when it comes to branding and marketing Emmelie of The Branding Muse. The lovely and glam Mia Ray of GlamAholic Lifestyle. And Sam Staten owner of AnaSa Day Spa in Philadelphia. We had the chance to hear these queens share their stories of how they turned their passions into businesses, learn why businesses fail, why they succeed, and network with other motivated brown women!

I’m so glad I had the chance to go this event. Not only did I gain valuable knowledge, I was able to connect with other like minded brown girls which is really what This Brown Queen is all about. Thanks to all the inspiring ladies I was able to meet and of course Zakia of Fck Being Fat for having the event. So excited for the future of This Brown Queen!

Peace, Love, & Blessings



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