Five Things to Do While You Wait for ‘The One’: Missy B Moment

Are you single and wondering what is the best way to maximize your time until your king or queen comes into your life? Well, I have some ideas…check them out below:

  1. Get Right with God

If is very important to have your spiritual life in order before you settle down. Love and relationships can be hard, so your faith will be essential in ‘making it last forever’ (Keith Sweat voice)

2. Find Your Purpose

You are here, but what are you supposed to do? I believe we are all here to serve something other than ourselves. What would you do for free? What do you naturally gravitate to that you happen to do well? Take some time to discover you purpose and then work toward fulfilling it.

3. Get Fit

How can you be ready for love if you can’t take a nice walk in the park or along the beach without getting short-winded? Whether it’s doing yoga in your home or getting a gym membership, get up and get moving.

4. Explore

Do some things you’ve always wanted to do. Take a trip alone, sign up for a new class or write a book…do some things that will enrich your life so that you will already feel complete by the time true love comes. It will feel like a bonus, not a lifesaver.

5. Let Go of Baggage

Get your mind right! Let go of all of the things from your past relationships and prepare for the love you desire. Nothing is worse that making someone pay for others mistakes.

Get Hip to the “Pineapple” to Preserve Your Natural Curls: Missy B’s Natural Hair Journey

Are you hip to saving your curls while you sleep by wearing your hair in a pineapple? Well, for those who don’t know, the pineapple style is a great protective style you can use while sleeping. All you do is put your hair up in a stocking (with the curls coming out of the top) to preserve your curls. It can also be a day time look, but I have been wearing the pineapple style to bed and I love the results.

To make the pineapple, all you need is a pair of panty hose and some scissors. Take the scissors and cut the panty hose right above the crouch. See picture below.


To accomplish the pineapple, you simply take the panty hose, put them over your head (like you were putting on a shirt) and push the hose upward. The panty hose should be around your head and your hair should be coming out of the top. See picture below.


My sister has been rocking the pineapple for years, way before wearing your hair natural was popular. So I was no stranger to this style, but I decided to finally try it since I’m getting more comfortable with my hair. After wearing the pineapple for one night, I took the stocking off and reshaped my hair with my fingers. For any pieces that got smashed, I applied Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk to revitalize the curls (I only had to do this towards the bottom.) See picture of product and hair below.



I loved the results so much, I tried it for another night. After the second night, I did the same thing…I applied the curl & style milk to any area that appeared smashed or dry (mostly around the lower sides of my hair.) See picture after the second night below.


My hair remained full and I never had to wet it. It was so convenient. It took about 30 seconds to a minute to fix any pieces that weren’t in place. The pineapple look is cheap and easy. I’m sure you have a pair of panty hose in your drawer right now that has a hole or snag. So dig them out, and put them to good use.

Stay tuned for next week’s natural hair journey update.

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Fall Into Fashion: 2015 Fall Must Have Styles

2015 Fall Fashion

Fall is my absolute favorite season and fall fashion gives me life! I can’t wait to wear riding boots, sweaters and leather jackets. Since fall is upon us, I am going to get you hip to what is in style for Fall 2015. has a full fall fashion rundown. Check out my must have list below:

Bling’d Out

Bling is back. Bling is a great accent accessory for your hair, clothes and body. From earrings to headbands, you can’t go wrong adding some ice to your look.


Ladies Love Loafers


These are not the Penny Loafers of the past, blocked loafers are a cool alternative to high heels and flats. There are so many styles, a lady shouldn’t have a problem finding a pair that suits her.

Carwash Pleats

This look is reminiscent of those cool cheerleading skirts. Want to show a little leg in a new way? This skirt will not disappoint.


Get Higher Waisted

The high-waist look is here to stay. As a matter a fact, the higher the better is the trend this Fall. The waist is above the belly button, which is even more slimming and makes you look über sexy.


Look Mom, No Hands!

The Hidden hand look gives your outfit a little mystery . If you want a style that is different, yet chic, this may be perfect for you.


Plaid it Up

Plaid is a great way to welcome the Fall season. Plaid prints can add spice to a casual or professional look. Plaid can be found on jackets, shirts, pants and shoes…so plaid it up.


The Turtleneck Dickie

So, this is an interesting  concept. It’s almost like a mini scarf meets a choker. It’s actually a little weird, which makes it totally fashion forward. If you want to stand out, add this to your wardrobe.


Gotta Glove It


Admit it, gloves are classy, timeless, chic and very appropriate for cooler temperatures. This Fall, you will find gloves in different lengths, neutral tones and pops of color.

Mini Skirt, Oh My!

Just because its cool out, doesn’t mean you can’t show a little skin. Mini  skirts add sex appeal and look great with tights, boots and heels. They can be perfectly paired with a variety of tops and coats as well. This is a staple item for your wardrobe if you’re not afraid to showcase your legs.


Get Cuffed


Fur and Fall just go together if you ask me. Fur has a way of catching your attention. It adds flare and pizzaz to your outfit. This fall, fur cuffed jackets will be making a statement.

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Straight Outta Compton is a Straight Hit and Instant Classic


If you are not hip to N.W.A and “gangster rap” during the late 80’s and the 90’s, this movie will get you all the way together. Straight Outta Compton is about 5 young men who use their experiences from the hood to create brutally, in-your-face rhymes that would ultimately shock the world. Together, they formed the world’s most dangerous rap group, N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes.) The name of the group alone let the world know that they simply didn’t care about what was politically correct. Their lyrics, style and attitudes pushed the envelope of the music industry’s boundaries and set the tone for some of the best music to ever come out of the West Coast. Straight Outta Compton takes you on a musical journey, with many twists and turns that will make you laugh, cry and remember why this music was so important to hip-hop.

I am originally from California and lived there during the time N.W.A came out and the L.A. riots. I was young, but I remember my sister had the N.W.A tape and she played their songs all the time. I saw police brutality going on in my neighborhood. I could understand the anger and rage that was rising up in our communities and for once someone (N.W.A) was unapologetically shining a light on what was really going. This movie is raw, honest, edgy and well written. It gives a great depiction of how N.W.A started, the drama that unfolded and how these young men demanded their spot in history.


I left the theater a proud Cali girl. I give this movie a straight 10 outta 10. I believe it is an instant classic. I will watch it again and again. Go see it!

DIY Hair Style from Start to Finish: #MissyBManeAttraction


I have been doing my own hair for years. My mom was a licensed barber and cosmetologist when I was growing up, so I think I have a natural ability from watching her do hair. Now don’t get me wrong, I make sure I get a professional to trim and color my hair, but besides that, I will get my hair right in the comfort of the own home. I mean, sometimes you just don’t have time to sit at the salon and it’s always good to save a dollar or two. Doing your own hair can be pretty easy if you have the right products.

Below is the shampoo and conditioner I used to complete my look:

clear1x1 image1(3) These products can be purchased at Family Dollar.

After my hair was clean and conditioned, I used the paddle brush below along with a blow dryer to dry it.

image1(2) This brush was purchased at Marshall’s for about $5

image3 I used this blow dryer and I purchased it at Marshall’s for about $30

Below is a pictures of my hair from wet to dry (shampooed, conditioned, dried and straightened.) Don’t forget to use a paddle brush instead of a blow dryer attachment. To straighten my hair, I used a FHI ceramic iron (purchased on Ebay for $29.99 from Beauty Wholesale and More.) See flat iron below.


IMG_1419 FHI iron used for straightening

Below is a view of the back on my hair once straightened.


It took me about 1.5 hours from start to finish. I find that it is easier to let my hair air dry a bit (15-20 mins) before blow drying it.

Stay tuned for my next weekly natural hair journey updates. Please leave a comment with any tips or product must haves.

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Patti LaBelle Tore Up The Ohio State Fair Stage: #MissyBOnTheMove


My bucket list officially has one less item on it after seeing Patti LaBelle at the Celeste Center (The Ohio State Fairgrounds) on Friday night. Ms. Patti looked amazing in a red fringe, above that knee dress and closed the show in a gold similar style dress.

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Now, let me just say this…her legs were killer and she looked amazing for a woman who is 71 years old. When she opened her mouth, it was if she was still rocking that big hair and those eccentric outfits from the 80’s…in other words, she sound incredible. Her stage was set with luggage along with some sassy high heels to round out the decor. Oh and periodically, she whipped out her hand mirror to make sure her hair and make up were still on point. The show was full of energy and engaging. She even had audience participation, where she called for a few people to came on stage to sing and dance for her. For those who were there, the guy from Pittsburgh stole the show!


I had the pleasure of enjoying the experience with my mom, who was in town from New Jersey. There were so many other mothers and daughters at the show, it was a family affair. It was truly a night to remember!

If you ever get a chance to see her in concert, don’t hesitate and make sure you get good seats. She told Columbus that she will be back and I will be in the audience. Below are some video snippets from the show. Enjoy!

Patti said she loves Celine Dion, but she did this song first. #IfYouAskMeTo #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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Now this is my song!!! #SomebodyLovesYouBaby #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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#SomewhereOverTheRainbow 🌈 #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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Itchy gitchy ya ya #LadyMarmalade #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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Yaaaaaaas! #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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Don't think she didn't take us to church! #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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#OnMyOwn #PattiLaBelle #OhioStateFair

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Iyanla Fixed My Life at Radio One Cincinnati’s Women’s Empowerment: #MissyBOnTheMove

Iyanla Vanzant is one of the best teachers I’ve had the chance to learn from. In 2013,  I heard her live for the first time at Oprah’s Lifeclass in Chicago while sitting front row in the studio audience for the Daddyless Daughters episode. Her energy and life lessons are priceless. It is truly a life changing experience to be in her presence. Below is a picture I took of her from my seat. After snapping the picture, she asked me to tag her in my Instagram post.


On Saturday I had the chance to get my life fixed while she was in Cincinnati as the keynote speaker for Radio One’s Women’s Empowerment. Since I believe knowledge is power and I live by the idea that when you know better, you do better, I decided to share the golden nuggets she dropped on me. Below are some notes about a woman’s role depending on what “clan” she is in.

image1Iyanla walked in to “It’s My Time” by Kelly Price

Women in their 30’s; These years are about mothering and being a wife. During this time your job is create, beautify, nurture and teach.

Women in their 40’s: These are the years that you become a woman. Your gift is power. These years are about what’s in your heart and your true being, not about your beauty. By this time in your life, you have learned to pray.

Women in their 50’s: You should be standing in your success. You are wise and have some lessons behind you.

Women in their 60’s: You are the elders. You have done your work, so stop working and start living. You should just be sitting in your majesty.

Iyanla’s message was that ‘You Matter.’ What you do matters. What you think matters. How you respond matters and how you spend your time matters. You should set boundaries and learn discipline in your life.

If you ever get a chance to hear her in person. Please do so! I promise that you will never be the same.

After she hit the stage, she posed and allowed me to take a picture of her. It was like a full circle moment. See picture below.


Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for videos and more pictures from Radio One Cincinnati’s Women’s Empowerment. I also had the pleasure of being a panelist for a discussion sponsored by Procter & Gamble on Black beauty in the media. I’m pictured below in the green, on the far left.