Category Archives: Lifestyle


Dirty Pretty Love: 9 Important Tips for Successful Online Dating

In my last post, I told the story of how Online Dating worked for me and promised to share a few of the discoveries  I made during the process.  I learned so much in the time that I was on the site and I’ve been dying to share with people who may be contemplating taking a swim in the Internet Dating Pool....
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PBG True Story: I Found Love In A Hopeless Place…The Internet!

A few months ago, pics of me & a dude started showing up on my social media accounts.  Who was this mystery man? Where did he come from and WHY was the perennially single PBG posting pics of herself with some light-skinneded man?? Well, that man is My Boo and I got him on The Internet. For real!! Lemme tell y’all this...
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#DPT Quick List: Favorite Thrift Stores & Consignment Shops in the DC Metro Area

  This morning I was asked by a friend which thrift stores & consignment shops were my favorites here in my hometown of DC & the surrounding Metro Area. Here’s a quick list: Frugalista in NW DC (Mt. Pleasant) Buffalo Exchange in NW DC (Logan Circle) Crossroads Trading Company in NW DC (U Street Corridor) Georgia Avenue Thrift Store in NW DC...
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Dirty Pretty DNA: Ancestry Questions & Answers…Maybe?

Last week, I received my DNA test kit that I ordered from Ancestry.com. I’ve always been curious about my heritage beyond what we’ve been able to find out through family research over the years. Right now, I know that I was born and raised in DC, as were my parents. My mother’s father was born and raised here as well. I have ancestral...
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Magic, Makeup & Entitlement: Her Face Is Not Your Business

Let me say this once more and again forever for those in the cheap/ignorant/entitled seats:   My use of makeup is not for you. Not how much makeup I use. Not what colors I use. Not how often I use makeup. Not for which occasion or which reason or for which season. Not one bit. Get over yourself and stick your “preferences” where...
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“Girl, You So Almondy!”: PBG Skin Care Secrets Revealed

The question I get more than anything when I post selfies (and I post a lot because Digital Displays of Black Girl Self Love are revolutionary) on my Instagram account is “What’s your skin care regimen?” My online friends and followers are always impressed with how bright and clear my skin is. My Lovelies always say, “You look so young! You’re glowing!”...
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Dirty Pretty Movie Madness: The Skinny on Patrik-Ian Polk’s Film, “The Skinny”

This past Friday, I had the honor & privilege of attending the premiere of Patrik-Ian Polk’s new feature length film, The Skinny. Y’all know who Patrik-Ian Polk is…he created “Noah’s ARC” for goodness sake! I’m a huge fan! He’s also my birthday twin #729 #Leo! Little did Mr.Polk’s PR folks know that they were ending my 27-month movie theater hiatus when they...
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Empowering The Pretty Brown Girl: I’m Not The Only PBG!!

Hello My Lovelies! I just wanted to pass on this very important information that I received via email from the great folks at the Pretty Brown Girl brand… Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Girl, they have your name!” They do and when they contacted me, I thought they found me through a Google Alert wanted to sue me! I prayed to...
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Fat Girl Fairytales: The Amazing Transformation of Jennifer Hudson

Can we talk about Jennifer Hudson being in cahoots with those “diet” people over at Weight Watchers to make people think that FAT=HORRIBLE & TACKY? Yes, let’s do that. I’ve been meaning to rant about this for at least a week. I’m about sick and tired of seeing Jennifer Hudson in these awful TV ads for Weight Watchers. She’s been wailing like a...
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Happy New Year: Living & Loving in 3D In 2012

Happy New Year Dedicated Readers!! I hope you all made it to 2012 with heads held up high and your personal standards intact. As for me, I certainly did and I know I’m a blessed and HIGHLY FAVORED woman because of it. Haleloo…that certainly isn’t everybody’s testimony. It was my awesome New Year’s experience that lead me to this particular post. I...
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