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Beauty and the Pen: Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury (Image courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury and HL Group)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s been awhile since a new beauty brand has come onto the scene. That’s why I’m so excited about Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. Charlotte Tilbury is an established makeup artist who’s worked with fashion icons like Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, and Christopher Bailey. With so much experience, […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Best of 2014

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to welcome you to 2015! Can you believe it’s 2015?! I certainly can’t, I started de la Pen in 2010 and it’s been an amazing ride. Last year proved to be one of my best as far as content. In essence, I decided to create a […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Macy’s Impulse Eye and Cheek Palette for the Holidays or New Year’s Eve

Macy's Impulse Eye and Cheek Palette (Image courtesy of 3D Sales and Marketing)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Within the last few years, I’ve started to fall in love with makeup! I was a late bloomer as far as beauty because I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I was 16 and by that time, I was such a tomboy I never really wore […]

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LOUDRead: The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion

The Teen Vogue Handbook (Image courtesy of Penguin Young Readers)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, When I originally created de la Pen, it was to be  a fashion blog. One of my first posts talks about my desire to break into the industry. However, over the years I’ve realized that while I love fashion, I prefer to create lifestyle content. In […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Brown Sugar Beauti

Gracelyn Fraser, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti (Image courtesy of Brown Sugar Beauti)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Houston but I have an appreciation for the city and its diversity. Houston is truly a multicultural melting pot which makes it very diverse.There’s always cool events and interesting people to meet. A few weeks ago, I was invited to the […]

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Beauty & the Pen: Rimmel London Product Review

Rimmel London (Image from us.rimmellondon.com)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here share with you Beauty & the Pen: Rimmel London Product Review. I fell in love with Rimmel London products a couple years ago when I discovered one of their lipglosses. The lipgloss was affordable and it lasted all day! Hence why I’m so excited […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Shea Moisture Product Review

Shea Moisture (Photo from Sheamoisture.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Today, I’ll be sharing with you Beauty and the Pen: Shea Moisture Product Review. I absolutely love Shea Moisture! Their products are high quality, they smell amazing, and they truly work! For those unfamiliar with Shea Moisture, let me tell you a little bit more about them. Shea Moisture is a […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…V Spa Review

V Spa (Image from hiltonanatolehotel.com/v-spa)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I visited the V Spa while in Dallas this past weekend. My visit to V Spa is a part of the Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler series. V Spa is premier spa in Dallas located in the Hilton Anatole. V Spa presents a […]

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Beauty & the Pen: Celebrity Hair Stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be featuring my first Celebrity Hair Stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka! As you all know, I’ve featured many designers, artists, hotels, events, and much more. I’m happy to be introducing you guys to a talented Celebrity Hair Stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka. Jasmine hails from Poland but is now […]

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Beauty & the Pen: Perlier Shea Butter White Lily Hand Cream Review

Perlier Shea Butter White Lily Hand Cream (Image from Perlier.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am a member of iFabbo which is an amazing blogger network. iFabbo™ is a leading international organization for Fashion and Beauty bloggers and publishers. iFabbo’s innovative product placement platform, The iFabbo SHOP, allows brands and technology companies to selectively seed their products to highly […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor VII Album Cover (Image found via Google Images)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once […]

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 […]

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 […]