Power Shift: The Black Dollar + #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies

Yesterday, I did a Scope on #BlackTwitter and why the hashtag #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies was hilariously accurate and thought provoking at the same time.



In a matter of hours -probably more like minutes- the web was buzzing with this hashtag. Media outlets such as Clutch Magazine, Complex, The Root and even Buzzfeed were talking about it. It got me thinking of how powerful we as a community are when we come together. We have the power to initiate, spark and create change. Our voices, lives and DOLLARS matter.

I have decided to initiate the change and I challenge all of you to follow me. For the next month, i will be highlighting black owned businesses (#BOB) on this blog and all over social media. The black dollar is powerful and its time to start putting money back into our pockets so that or children’s children can eat.

Follow me and keep up. This month will be going by fast. And dont forget to follow me on all Social Media @sheneealise!

And if you know of any Black Owned Businesses, please do not hesitate to share. I know that I can highlight them all but I will try my best to get a majority done.



Calling All Entrepreneurs!

Some of you may or may not know that I work in the Public Relations and Marketing Field. I try and keep this information completely separate from my blogging but I have decided to integrate both together. I struggled with this decision because I didnt want my readers to lose interest if perhaps one day I may not be blogging about natural hair and beauty but rather marketing strategies and PR campaigns.

But I began to think- My readers are just like me. They are the millenial woman. They are fearless. They are independent. They can conquer it all in heels. And at that moment I decided to let you guys in because after all, this blog is my namesake- Literally. It incorporates all things me and if I didnt share me with you- Ive lost the reason on why i began blogging in the first place.

So with that being said, let me introduce you to my baby!


KingMe PR is a Creative Services Firm that specializes in helping Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Brands gain publicity. Through cohesive branding, creative marketing strategies and seamless PR campaigns, I work with your company to get the exposure and publicity it so deserves.

Im adding a business section to this blog. I represent beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands. I blog about beauty, fashion and my LIFE. How could this marriage be more perfect!?

So any aspiring entrepreneurs, mompreneurs and wantrepreneurs who need assistance can expect to see alot of helpful tips and tricks! If you’re feeling frisky, sign up for my email list – HERE!

Erykah Badu Premieres New Single ‘Phone Down’ LIVE on Periscope

Yall know I love me some Periscope. And if you’re not following me– What are you waiting for!?

When I heard Erykah Badu  would be broadcasting live, Ummmm Hello! Of course Im tuning in! Ms Badu never disappoints. Whether she’s serenading us with melodies from her and her adorable children or stripping down in a town near you- Fans can always expect to be entranced.

As promised at 7pm EST last night, Ms Badu taped a live video for her new single ‘Phone Down’ off of her new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone. While cruising the streets of Las Vegas, Ms Badu was able to flip the camera back and forth, alternating shots of passerbys putting their phones down on the street and letting us catch a glimpse of hat collection. I admit it, I am a groupie. Lol

I dont know about you but I can wait to hear this mix tape! Check out a few screenshots of the performance and catch the replay HERE.


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My #60DayChallenge on Periscope!

Hey Yall Heyyy! Please read my previous blog here and you will see why I am so addicted to Periscope! I have interacted with some amazing people, entrepreneurs and women trying to make it through the day just as I am! You know the saying, ‘You learn something new everyday.’ — That is happening at least three times a day on Periscope.

I am very comfortable expressing myself through writing but I have always struggled with public speaking. Comm 101 was thee most treacherous course known to man! I’m cool with sitting in the back and listening but don’t make me speak.

Turning 30, I promised myself to venture out of my comfort zone. Do things I wouldn’t normally do, take chances and calculated risks. So I’ve challenged myself to a 60 Day Challenge to scope daily. We are currently on Day 12. I’ve been meaning to tell you guys but like everything else it skipped my mind. But don’t fret. We have today and the next 47 days to chat it up.

My scopes are pretty random. A diary of some sorts but I always try to push out a few gems for you to pocket. Whatever comes to mind whether it be fitness, family, lessons learned, business triumphs and trumps– We may be chatting about it. If I feel it, I’m talking about it.

Please join me tonight circa 9:30pm EST and leave some hearts. I cant wait to meet you!


Happy Anniversary to Meeee!


Pictured here two years ago- The day after I got my Big Chop!

Do you know what today is? Its my ANNIVERSARY! Well.. I missed it by a day but you get the point. :) Two years ago yesterday, I sat in the chair and told the stylist CHOP IT ALL OFF.

(Read about the horror here)

I regretted my decision at first but change is good and I fall in love with my versatile texture more and more each day. I was never great with keeping up with my hair. I used to be quick to jump in somebody’s chair and get a sew-in installed. I could care less about what was going on underneath it all. In reality, I now know that I was covering up something much deeper.

It may sound cliché but once I cut off all of my hair, I was born again. I had a newfound appreciation for myself spiritually, physically and mentally. I became to take care of me. The person I neglected so long was finally able to breathe.

I believe I made the best decision ever because I made it for me. And now I’m two years strong and there’s no looking back!

faux locs

This is me today- Rocking a protective style known as faux locs. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how to style them!

How $2.98 Changed My Whole Life

Being a mom is work! Add on being a mom that works from home and its HARD WORK! My oldest son goes to camp five times a week. But my six month old just started daycare part-time this past Monday. So not only must you make sure to complete all of my tasks for the day but you have to keep the little one entertained and occupied as well. I was finding that I could not complete one thing off of my to-do list without being interrupted. I had to find a solution quickly if I wanted to be productive.

I found that what was causing most of his uncomfortable fits was the fact that he was teething. He liked his teething rings but hated to grip them because they were so cold. So I had to hold them for him – Which pretty much defeated the purpose of trying to keep him occupied.

I found my savior when I went to a baby shower a couple of weeks ago. My cousin noticed my son grabbing at my plate and she mentioned to me that I should buy him a baby feeder. With so many baby gadgets out there – I was clueless to what she was talking about but I decided to look into them anyway. The very next day I went to Walmart and made a beeline to the baby section. Low and behold for $2.98 I found the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder.


I immediately went home, tore open the package, inserted some frozen raspberries, coaxed it to his mouth and EUREKA!

.I am now afforded at least another 20 minutes before he gets tired of slurping and chewing at the mesh to finish a task! It fairly easy to pop anything in there and keep your LO busy. To clean it just turn it inside out and scrub it over with a bottle cleaner or a toothbrush. This just may be the best $2.98 that I’ve ever spent! :)

I DO! #MarryTheDream

I wasnt always too sure about my dreams.The idea of fear was always present in my dreams. Can I do this? What will people think? Will anyone care? What happens if I actually succeed? In my twenties, these thoughts ran rampant. I was holding myself back from living the life I wanted to love. I took meaningless jobs to provide for my son and sustain my household but I knew there was so much more out there for me. I cried all the time, was depressed and at times wanted to run away from everything. My dreams were eating me alive and yet I still ignored the pain hoping it would go away.

I told myself you’re not supposed to dream. They died when you dropped out of college. They died when you had a baby. They died when you let a man control your actions and decide your future. I had no business dreaming. I had no business thinking that my dreams should come true. I convinced myself that my dreams were dead.

But just as you cant stop your thoughts, you cant stop your dreams. Our dreams are our thoughts manifested. You cant deny it. You cant hide it. You must comply.

It took me losing my job to finally figure out that all I had left were my dreams. I had no money, my car was on its last legs and I was staying in a relative’s basement with my then two year old son. I couldnt stop dreaming even if I tried. Thats all I had left. So instead of ignoring them this time I put myself out there. I took an unpaid internship at a Marketing and PR Company in Philadelphia working with local boutiques and athletes. I was given the opportunity to travel and meet with so many individuals who were doing what they loved and I was assisting them. In this I found purpose.

I began blogging about my personal experiences in the PR World which then turned into a Natural Hair/ Lifestyle/Mommy Blog. I never want to put myself in a box. Im not wired that way. I figure that if I love it, I will write about it.

My dream is to Live the Life I Love. I want to set my own schedule, make a comfortable living being creative and not have to pray everytime my PNC Bank Card is swiped. My dream is anything but simple. I am striving to be an Mompreneur. A book writing, blog maven, PR Boss Mompreneur – Its not a simple dream but its MINE. And from this day forward I am fully committing to my dreams. Nothing willl stand in my way. And they for damn sure will not be ignored any longer.