Featured/Interviews

These blog post are about MimiCuteLips being featured on other websites or print/media and or interviews MimiCuteLips has conducted with others.

Did you know andy shallal created the peace ball?

Hey Cuties, It is freezing cold here in the DC area; I'm talking 19 degrees cold. I bundled up and braved the cold so I could go out and meet an incredible guy. His name is Anas "Andy" Shallal; he is an artist, activist, local philanthropist, and entrepreneur.  He is famously known in the Washington, DC area as the owner of Busboys and Poets. He is an Iraqi-American that has lived in the Washington, DC area for over 50 years. He and his establishment have become true pillars of the community.

2016 Was So Epic This Is How I Wrap It Up With A Bow

Hey Cuties, New Year's Eve is in three days and I am excited about rolling over into a new calendar year.  2016 has been incredible for me.  I experienced a lot of first and checked off several bucket list items. Some things I didn't even have on my bucket list but were more than bucket list worthy.  Thank you for joining me on this epic journey of "action".

Did you know National Ugly Sweater Day was a thing? #NationalUglySweaterDay

Hey Cuties, Friday was a big day for me and I was looking forward to it. I was on Good Morning Washington, News Ch. 8 & ABC 7 for National Ugly Sweater Day. My recent blog post on the DIY Ugly Sweaters for LittleCuteLips and I were right on time.  National Ugly Sweater Day is the third Friday of December, this year that was Friday, December 16th, so happy belated #NationalUglySweaterDay

When you try to remain professional while Denzel Washington interviews you

Hey Cuties, Last week was so epic that I had to make sure I took it all in. Don't get me wrong. Going to the White House last month was epic, but this one was monumental and I did not see it coming. While covering the Fences movie red carpet, I interviewed Denzel Washington. {Pause for reaction} I legitimately met him and his beautiful wife face to face.

Do You Know the Truth About sickle cell?

Hey Cuties, Your trustee St. Jude Cutie, is back giving you some knowledge.  We are 17 days from Thanksgiving, I'm just saying.  St. Jude is amazing and I've told you that a million times, but this one served my personal interest. Over the years I've heard about sickle cell disease, but I always heard people say it is a black person's disease. The lie detector has determined that is a lie. You can be any race or ethnicity and get sickle cell the disease and or the trait. Did you read that for understanding?

Thrills by Day and Fright by Night #FrightFest

Hey Cuties, We are about two weeks out from Halloween. I've not even started on my daughter's costume yet. #Fail My son is at the age where a costume is no longer a thing. I'm okay with that. Although he isn't dressing up in costumes he still enjoys the thrill of Halloween. Our favorite friends over at Six Flags invited us for a complimentary day of Halloween fun at Fright Fest last weekend. Thrills by Day was all about kid-friendly fun and at six in the evening, things got freaky. By freaky, I mean Fright by Night took over and I was afraid. Full Disclosure: I don't like to be scared, my kids already know don't jump out on me. I'm not responsible for my reaction.

WOE Magazine Launch Recap

Hey Cuties, On Monday I mentioned my full weekend and attending the WOE Magazine Launch event. Here we go... WOE stands for Women of Excellence, well I'll drink to that. I won't go into details as to why I'm a woman of excellence just know that I am and you are too. I love attending events but knowing what to wear is always the hardest part for me. I'm an emotional dresser, is that a thing? I dress according to my current feeling, a feeling I was to embody or a feeling I want to give off. On this day I wanted to go for a comfy cube vibe. When you attend events as media you do more standing and moving around instead of sitting and being cute. Always cute though...

Essence Festival Recap: Musician Edition

Hey Cuties,

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was full, on Friday I attempted a DIY #fail. On Saturday I attended the WOE Magazine Launch which was amazing. I followed that up with a baby shower with the family; I won two games. *body roll* Sunday we went jumping around at an indoor trampoline place with friends, it was 21 of us in total.  After all that jumping we hit up the Silver Diner still 21 deep. Add in a couple of errands and then back home. Did you tune into the first episode of season 3 of POWER? The cast of Power was at Essence Festival but I didn't get a chance to catch up with them. I did however catch up with all of these singers; I can't wait to spill the tea below.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Music Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture

Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition

Hey Cuties, This has been a tough week, I was all excited about sharing my Essence experience and then I couldn't form the words. Real life is happening and it had me stuck. I have two black men in my home that I worry about constantly. I don't want anyone to be threatened by the color of their skin. In the spirit of all of this brown-ness I'm sharing part 2 of my trip.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Music Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture