TTB Travel: Leonor Greyl Institute in Paris

Huile de Palme

Ever the thrill-seeker, when traveling abroad, I embark on a hunt for new discoveries….an obscure scent, an innovative beauty tool, a skin-perfecting cream. You know, something extraordinary that I can’t find in New York City. And I have to tell you — In this digital age of unlimited information and far reaching access, it has [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Phyto Hair Products


I recently had the opportunity to visit the Phyto hair care headquarters, or as they call it the, Phytouniverse, to learn about the brand and try out some of their new products and cult classics. Known as one of the first botanical hair care brands, the company focuses on bringing “highly concentrated, plant based solutions” [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Motions STRAIGHT FINISH


New Hair Product Alert!! And this one is strictly for girls like me who are naturally curly but prefer straight styling (most of the time…I made exceptions in the summer). Motions is preparing to introduce  STRAIGHT FINISH – A Revolutionary Heat Styling System for Natural Hair Textures. According to Motions’ research: One in four African [...]

Prepare for a Beauty Upgrade with Walgreens

Walgreens Sample Box

I’m all for upgrades. Like getting bumped up to first class from coach. . . or when the wait at Starbucks is unusually long, and the nice barista rewards my patience with a grande, instead of my frugalista-friendly tall. See, upgrades are nice. Well how about a beauty upgrade from the helpful folks at Walgreens? [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Joico Hair Care Products with Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex

Joico Moisture Recovery

Science and technological innovation is often  first and foremost behind skincare brands – offering the latest and greatest in ingredients and results. But sometimes hair care can be a step behind. So, when a brand comes along and puts forth both DNA science and advancements in bio-mimicry (translation: mimicking the peptide chain needed to repair [...]

Multi-Ethnic Hair Care at Target

Target Beauty

I bet most you you are a lot like me. You walk into Target, expecting to pick up paper towels, dish liquid, and the like — but somehow, miraculously, through the magic of Target, you exit with an armful of unintended items — you know: those floral print jeans you just had to have…or those [...]

TTB Reviews: Fekkai PrX Hair Care Line

Fekkai PrX hair line

It’s the new year, and along with personal resolutions (go to the gym more, stop and smell the roses, blah-ba-dee-blah) my beauty resolutions are paramount to this commitment. One of the areas that can always use work for so many of us heat-styling addicts is better, healthier hair.  Since my hair is naturally curly, a [...]

ThisThatBeauty Video Tutorial: Side Sweep Pompadour

ThisThaTBeauty Christene Carr How to do a Pompadour

I’m still trying to decide what I’ll get into for New Year’s Eve. But while I’m thinking about “festivities,” I’m also giving serious thought to what I’ll do with my hair. I have about three inches of very tightly coiled natural hair that is more often than not — in Afro Helmet status. A couple [...]

TTB Holiday Giveaway: Joico

TTBHoliday Joico

Yesterday, Felicia hosted a Twitter party with Joico and Joico hair stylist, Cherry Petenbrink. For an hour the Twittershpere was abuzz with professional tips for winter haircare and styling tips to help hair look fabulous this holiday season. Click here to see the information shared at last night’s #JoicoParty. No party is complete without a [...]

TTB Highlight: Glossybox US

Glossybox US 2

The world is becoming overrun with beauty subscriptions.  They are everywhere -  sending you tons of makeup, skincare and hair samples monthly, in hopes that you may fall in love with at least one if not all of the items and become a loyal purchaser.  Though the playing field is well saturated, there is still [...]