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January 2017

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Over the past few months, I’ve come up with the idea to collaborate and successfully form a community of the most talented and well-known minority bloggers here in Detroit. My interest to officially begin this project started back in November 2016 when I realized that bloggers have huge communities all across the country from New York to LA, and even Chicago but none in Detroit. Knowing the market and understanding the few here in Detroit with large individual followings, I decided to pull together our talents to better harness and bring attention away from the blight but the uplifting, prosperous, and already blooming individuals here in this city. BGBLU is an acronym I came up with which stands for “Brown Girl Bloggers Link Up”. Meaning, all minority bloggers of Detroit, come together and grow each other, uplift one another, and show the rest of the world what greatness we have and what opportunities we can pull together here in Detroit. The release of this project was so well received that I’ve already begun to extend it to others in the east coast and plan to collaborate with my beautiful Brown Girl Bloggers in the east coast from D.C. to New York and am excited to bring this journey on the road.

It’s with beyond great pleasure that I introduce to you, my first cycle of the Brown Girl Bloggers of Detroit. I hope you stay tuned and enjoy this journey, for I have many more exciting ventures and twists to this project to show to you all and the rest of the world! 

 

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There’s nothing like jazzing up some kicks with a casually, cool, all black outfit and then adding the final pop of color with some really interesting sneaks! Click the links below to shop! 

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KIT AND ACE

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When you hear the term “technical clothing”, what do you think of? When I first heard it, I figured, ‘are these clothes for ppl who work in tech?’. Lots of people fathom a different amount of things with such an obtuse term in relation to apparel. But after being given the opportunity to collaborate and try on some clothing from Kit And Ace in exchange for my personal opinion, I can honestly now understand the term much better. 

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NAILED IT!

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A new pampering, upscale salon has hit the scene of Downtown Detroit. The Ten Nail Bar, one of Detroit’s newest classy and elegant nail salon has graced some of the hard working citizens of downtown Detroit with it’s presence. From the moment I entered, I was greeted respectively and made immediately at ease as I was offered a fancy drink of my choice once I was signed in and in a comfortable spot to sit and wait for my nail technician. The wait is timely and right and schedule and as scheduled via The Ten Nail app, the duration of the appointment went accurately as estimated. I’m not usually one to get my nails done on the regular because I hate the time it takes to get them done, in addition to the long wait, and I’m also not as girly as to keep them up consistently every two weeks.  As long as their clean, I usually don’t care but my experience with The Ten had been so exquisite that I’ve made myself a regular almost. What impresses me most aside from the pampering, spa-like feel of my experience there, is one word: QUALITY. The durability of my nails has been impressively outstanding. I’ve gone each time about three weeks and not once did my nails chip, peel, nor break as they would’ve after 8-9 days after going to another location and usually that is what deters me from continuously getting my nails done in the salon. The employees of the salon are all pleasant and offer great conversation, the location is in the heart of downtown Detroit, not far from walking distance of all the main attractions in the newly growing area, and the owners are simply enlightening and amazing people to meet. The amazing thing about The Ten is that it’s not only a salon for women, men are more than welcomed as well and to my surprised, I saw a larger amount of men there than I have anywhere else. I suggest that everyone takes a trip to The Ten and take the opportunity to take their simple experience of getting their nails, polished, buffed, or manicured, to a delicate and delightfully classy one as soon as possible.

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Recently, I found out about MoorLove, a dating website for people of African descent in the US and I thought it was such an interesting opportunity to meet friends and potential partners who share a similar culture with me. Of course I wanted to share MoorLove with you all because that’s what friends are for, but also I thought about how many failed dates I’ve been on and I wanted to share some of my past experiences + tips on how to have a ‘good’ first date, whether you meet the person on a dating website or in real life. Hopefully you find these tips useful and feel free to share some of the things you do to have a successful first date! 

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THIGH HIGH CAPITAL

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Who says wearing all one color looks flat? When it comes to styling the same color, it’s all about tones and how you layer them out. Check out my pics below on how I managed to successfully pull off the olive look in time for the fall, topped off with some platinum silver kicks! Click the links below to shop!

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Who says wearing all one color looks flat? When it comes to styling the same color, it’s all about tones and how you layer them out. Check out my pics below on how I managed to successfully pull off the olive look in time for the fall, topped off with some platinum silver kicks! Click the links below to shop!

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