Thursday, November 30, 2017

#ThursdayThoughts



I've been going thru a lot of emotions this week. Lots on my mind. I think I need a change of pace, or something....... feeling real blah BUT the semester is almost over!!!!! #theratchetprofessional #lawstudent #grinding #winning #bossing #tired #ineedaneweverything

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

#TuesdayThoughts



#smood as I start this work week. Still recovering from two wisdom teeth extractions, a paper done under the effects of anesthesia, and a whole MEAL made on Thursday in a kitchen with power on one side #grinding #winning #bossing #thequeen love me some @therealmaryjblige

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas - Tech Gifts

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Next week's topic: Apparel & Accessories! Got an product that should be listed, looking for a hard to find item? Send us a line or hit us up on FB.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mail Call - Free Sample of TRIDENT


Aye just when I was bout to head to the store for some gum...... #trident & #711 came all the way thru. #freesample #blogger #chewinggum

Yes, I know the coupon been expired! The struggles of snail mail.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

We're Featured on MIX's #TheBloggerProject

We're excited to announce that our ratchet, stylishly street chic professional style has been featured on MIX - a site that lets you curate lists of things you love and explore others' lists of things to discover.

We are a part of their #theBloggerProject contest & won for our habit of making sure our clothes/outfits do double duty, taking us from work to the club to twerk, with the minimal amount of effort. Our carefully curated mix contains tons of options.

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On Twitter


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Give em a lookie and let us know what you think? Got some suggestions ...... hit us up, we'd love to hear from you!

~LB

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fashion - #Sophistiratchet Chic



When you touch 3 boros a day.... throw some of that #sophistiratchet in there... hat & shirt - #newyorkcompany

skirt - @express

#Harlem #lic #brooklyn #lawstudent #blogger #ratchetprofessional #1L #nycfashion #irunthesestreets #Lawschool #dynamictrinity💪💕

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

#Thanksgathering - Its THAT time of the year!


This post is #sponsored by SC Johnson and Daily Break as part of my participation with Blog Meets Brand.



It's that time of the year ya'll. “Thanksgathering.” When families gather, things get messy. *SC Johnson can help.* When distant relative become a little less distant; your kitchen gets more use than it's had ALL year; and that guestroom that doubles as a home gym/home office/pet's room will finally be used for actual guests!



To help out with all of that holiday prep, SC Johnson and Daily Break are giving us the chance to test our Thanksgiving knowledge with their trivia, turk-ify your family, and get a $5 Mastercard® when you upload a receipt for participating SC Johnson products. 



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Loving The Skin you're In!!

When I have a few minutes to myself, I like to check in on the various online communities I am a part of. One of them that I adore is L'Oreal's C Space Beauty Community. Its' a great place where beauty and skin-care lovers discuss, suggest, review, and participate in all things beauty. 

Image source: Balancing Beauty & Bedlam

One of the activities really resonated with me. The activity requested we write a letter to our future female relatives about beauty - what I've learned about beauty, what I consider beauty and how my cultural upbringing influenced ,my idea of beauty. As a mom and an aunt to some of the most awesome, intelligent little melanated women, I wanted to learn to love and appreciate the beauty in themselves, regardless of the opinions of those around them. To take pride in their blackness. To know that their Black is Beautiful!!!!

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I really wanted to share this with all of you. It's up to us to instill confidence, self love, and appreciation of individuality in our children.
To my Daughter, Nieces, and future Grand-daughters & Nieces:
If you remember one thing I tell you remember this: YOU ARE UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL. Your brown eyes, broad noses, full lips, dark gums, tightly curled hair, curvy shapes, and beautiful skin filled with melanin is a beauty unappreciated yet fully desired. Know that society and the beauty industry do NOT define you. They don’t necessarily understand the specific and unique needs of African American women, & honestly some don’t want to. But true beauty is deeper than trends and a small groups of people. 
I want you to find inspiration in those who not only look like you but also those who push the boundaries of what beauty is, those who appreciate the uniqueness in what makes us individuals. Appreciate the beauty in your surroundings. I want you to love and appreciate you, your journey, your differences, and your individuality. When exploring your beauty options, do what works for you. Let your soul, imagination, and preferences drive you. Trends are cool but they aren't for everyone. Experiment, experiment, experiment. Expensive is not always Best! Be open and vocal. If something works or doesn't let it be known. Trust me baby, there are others in your predicament. 
It took me well into my 20s to appreciate who I was and who I was becoming. It took for me to realize that I define what I find beautiful. Appreciating your beauty, your individuality brings about a freedom that builds unbelievable confidence. Loving who you are is beautiful! 
To know that my features are the features of generations of strong, determined, and resilient women, brings pride. A pride I want you to know and own. My nose is your nose, my eyes are your eyes. You are me and I am you. 
And Baby, You’re Beautiful! You are a Legacy Bound!
Love, 
Gma & Titi


How do you define beauty? What would you tell the young women in your life about beauty?

LB

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A day in the life


#tbt when I was 😂😂 Cha-Cha-licious🤣🤣 for @msrachel_b epic bday 🤸🤸pole dancing event @poleticjusticeinc #goodtimes #whataworkout #swinging @lset24 @dope71786 @priincess_stushhh.

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