Derma e Evenly Radiant® Brightening Day Crème (Image courtesy of Derma e)

Beauty and the Pen: Derma e Product Review

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here share with you Beauty & the Pen: Derma e Product Review.  Derma e is an award winning natural skincare brand. All Derma e products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free, petrolatum-free, mineral oil-free and dye-free. These days I’m all about […]

Polished Perfect by Twila True (Image courtesy of Polished Perfect by Twila True)

Beauty and the Pen: Polished Perfect by Twila True

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the past few years, it has become a tradition for my mom, sister, and I to go get our nails done together. It presents a chance for us to bond and get all beautified. In general, I think most women love the idea of being in a place that helps […]

Fiat 500L (Image courtesy of Fiat)

LOUD.Ride: Fiat 500L

Dear Pennies & Pens, Cars have always been a major part of my life. My father owns a car repair shop so he was always teaching my siblings and I about cars. As a child, my dad would quiz me about the make and model of cars that would come to the shop or that […]

Flavor's Night Out

Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next month called Flavor’s Night Out. Flavor’s Night Out is an event created to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism by showcasing art and fashion by multicultural artists. Flavor’s Night Out is a unique event that seeks to inspire, […]

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel Review

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, When I arrived at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Saturday after my #MakeUrPenLOUD shoot, I was beyond exhausted. Although, I had checked into the hotel earlier that afternoon, it wasn’t until after my shoot that I was able to truly enjoy the room. With no further adieu, […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Derma e Product Review

Derma e Evenly Radiant® Brightening Day Crème (Image courtesy of Derma e)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here share with you Beauty & the Pen: Derma e Product Review.  Derma e is an award winning natural skincare brand. All Derma e products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free, petrolatum-free, mineral oil-free and dye-free. These days I’m all about […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Polished Perfect by Twila True

Polished Perfect by Twila True (Image courtesy of Polished Perfect by Twila True)

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the past few years, it has become a tradition for my mom, sister, and I to go get our nails done together. It presents a chance for us to bond and get all beautified. In general, I think most women love the idea of being in a place that helps […]

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LOUD.Ride: Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L (Image courtesy of Fiat)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Cars have always been a major part of my life. My father owns a car repair shop so he was always teaching my siblings and I about cars. As a child, my dad would quiz me about the make and model of cars that would come to the shop or that […]

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Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Flavor's Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next month called Flavor’s Night Out. Flavor’s Night Out is an event created to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism by showcasing art and fashion by multicultural artists. Flavor’s Night Out is a unique event that seeks to inspire, […]

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The Network Presents Y-Clad Lover’s Lane

Y-Clad Lover's Lane; Creative Direction, Styling, Production: Cacha and Pen of The Network Photographer/Makeup Artist: Katherine Angelique Model: Miranda Jewelry: Y-Clad Location: Y-Clad's Hidden Gem in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am Co-Founder of The Network – a multicultural creative agency. For the past few months, we’ve been working with Y-Clad to launch an online marketing campaign called Y-Clad Lover’s Lane. Read all about the campaign below. Y-Clad Lovers Lane is about creating a place for women who love Y-Clad’s […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel Review

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, When I arrived at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Saturday after my #MakeUrPenLOUD shoot, I was beyond exhausted. Although, I had checked into the hotel earlier that afternoon, it wasn’t until after my shoot that I was able to truly enjoy the room. With no further adieu, […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Omni Mandalay Hotel

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas (Image from Omnihotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in my last post Now Let Me Ink That Page: #MakeUrPenLOUD, I’m headed to Dallas for the weekend to shoot the cover of my book #MakeUrPenLOUD. I’ll also be shooting Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD to promote the book. I’m really excited about those projects but […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: #MakeUrPenLOUD

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I’m in the process of publishing a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD. I previously talked about the book in this post: Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out, The InkSpot, Jewels by Cacha`, and The Network. Today I wanted to dedicate a post to the book because I’m sure y’all are wondering […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

VII by Teyana Taylor Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once a week since then. #TrueStory. Oddly enough, the album was not on my radar at all. In my opinion, it was a pretty quiet album release as far as marketing and PR. When I discovered […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

The Line Hotel (Photo credit: Adrian Gaut; Image courtesy of The Line Hotel)

Dear Pennies & Pens, To quote Left Eye, “You’ve got your hotel, motel, Holiday Inn.” I’m not really sure how that quote relates to this post but it felt right at the time. Lol! Moving right along, as you all know I launched Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler series last year to showcase unique travel & […]

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Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It […]

Pen’s Eye: Jeremy Biggers

Art by Jeremy Biggers (Image courtesy of Jeremy Biggers)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I went to Artopia in Dallas a few weeks back. If you […]

Pen’s Eye: Vakseen Art

Vakseen (Image courtesy of Vakseen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I discovered this new art app called Vango which allows you to view and […]

Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Gene Noble and The Rebirth of Gene

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past Christmas, while browsing through Google Play, I discovered Gene Noble’s debut EP Rebirth of Gene. Since I’m […]

Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Neon Jungle

Neon Jungle (Image from neon-jungle.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last year while hanging out at the house on a lazy Saturday, I discovered the fabulousness […]

Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out, The InkSpot, Jewels by Cacha`, and The Network

The InkSpot

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to share some major news! This Spring, my business partner Cacha` […]