Spring makeup: Pink Chanel lips

Spring is here! Well, not really, but I can smell it, and I can certainly hear it. The birds are singing sweet melodies to my ears, while the cold wind is being the bitch in high school no one really likes. Excuse my language. Really. I just over these layers. I’m ready to run free […]

Lipstick: Viva Glam Rihanna

Beauty Corner: Red lips for brown skin

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I was inspired to share three of my favorite red lipsticks with you, beauties. Two of them are very new, but they beat everything else I’ve been using. Ruby Woo, where have you been all my life? Make sure to check out the video! 1. OCC Lip Tar I’ve […]


Style post: Easy Purple

Sometimes, the best thing to do is throw on a simple little dress and a nice pair of heels without having to think much about styling. I chose purple because I realized that I have more reds, corals, and greens in my wardrobe, and just wanted a change. I decided to add turquoise to my […]



Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Maryam Moma, the founder and owner of Yamerra, a natural skin and hair care line. She sent me some products from her line to try a few months ago. Both my hair and skin have fallen in love. The butters and oil blends from the […]


Finding Faces of NY: Maryam Moma

Maryam Moma is the owner and founder of Yamerra,  a natural, eco-friendly skin and hair care line. The half Nigerian-half Tanzanian beauty has a background in Architecture, and started her company back in 2009. It all started as a hobby for Maryam. She always thought she would follow her mother’s footsteps and become a successful architect. […]


Beauty Corner: Some beauty and makeup faves

I am no makeup guru or beauty expert, but I receive a fair amount of messages asking to do more beauty posts so here I am! Years ago, I was more interested in makeup, and wanted to collect all sorts of new palettes, brushes, and whatnot, but all that has stopped. I have new priorities, […]


The Cloisters in the spring

I have a new found love, and ladies and gentlemen, that is Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. After five years of living in New York, I finally had the chance to visit The Cloisters, a museum located in Fort Tryon I’ve always wanted to visit. In my opinion, it’s one of the best NYC […]

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Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti (Official video)

Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti means Together We Are Haiti. It’s a tribute to Haiti: promoting beauty, unity, and history. CREDITS: Texts and vision by: Paola Mathe Performed by: Paola Mathe and Soukena Jn Jacques Produced and directed by: Joshua Bennett and Paola Mathe Music by: Peter Barr and Morgan Zwerlien Cinematography: Justin Ervin Edited by: Daniel […]


Dear men, you do not have a say in how women should look

“Hey miss, I love your afrocentric look. You’re such a natural beauty, it’s about time other women do the same thing.” I get these compliments sometimes, and while I appreciate some of the things said, the last part always leaves a bad taste in my mouth. These kinds of compliments do nothing but divide women. […]

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Official video stills from “Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti”

  Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti is a tribute to Haiti. It means: Together we are Haiti. A poem written by me, and inspired by Soukena and Ania. I decided to bring it to life by performing it on video. It is the beginning of a movement to bring the younger Haitian generation living abroad and […]

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