Lipgloss and Binky is a Mommy/Lifestyle blog devoted to subconsciously encouraging women to live their best lives. I am self professed fab Mom, Mimi. I am the “Rant and Rave” generator/content creator for this blog.

The moniker Lipgloss and Binky was derived when I was thinking of two things I should never leave home without. Four years after the inception of the blog thank goodness my daughter no longer needs her  binky but my lipgloss will forever be a staple. For brand purposes, the name sticks.

Years gone past I could care less about a Kitchen aid mixer, maintaining a tidy home, or keeping a warm homemade meal on the table.

Things change and priorities shift. I was once a fashion obsessed, career driven woman. At 35 I’m trying to spend copious amounts of time with my family while creating awesome memories, healthy meals, and fun crafts for my children.

I still love a good shoe and can rock a skinny jean, stiletto and smokey eye with the best of them. The difference  now is instead of just focusing on the superficial, I’m trying to balance all of me with all of them and it makes for a great story.

I bake. I cook. I craft. I take pictures. I tell a good joke even if I’m the only one laughing.

I own a few businesses. I drink martinis with the girls. I thrift. I Nordstrom. I’m all over the place.

One thing is for sure, when life shifts I move with it. I move and shake, I bob and weave. I live life to the fullest.

My blog is a testament to all things me.


Take your pick….Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Email, RSS. I talk back…on all of them. I do.

My little corner of the internet, property managed by Go Daddy is PR friendly and has housed reviews, and host opportunities with known brands to include Disney, Sprint, Walmart, Revlon, Kohl’s, Samsung, P.S for Aéropostale and Macy’s. I enjoy working with brands that are children, family, beauty, fashion and home décor centric.

Let’s work together.  Your email is appreciated at Mimi {at} lipglossandbinky {dot} com.

Have more questions, or just want to say hi? Your email is also welcomed at Mimi {at} lipglossandbinky {dot} com.




  • Reply Lynn January 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Mimi… I love your blog!!!!! I have to admit, I only stop by most (1min tops) but I loved it here. Trust me, I wouldn’t be writing this long comment! LOL. And it’s great you’re in ATL too… I’m here, but I don’t like it… at all! Before I go, it would be nice to meet up for a blogging mommy lunch or something… just a thought.

    Oh, I’m still waiting on the link. I love my blog but I know it’s not fancy. I was thinking it’s because it’s a wordpress.com blog and not the self-hosted wordpress. I have to switch over soon. Since I do work online, it would be nice to have some carefully selected ads on my site, but that’s a dream on wordpress.com. It keeps stripping all the code!

    Anyway, great work. I must save you to my favorites. :)


  • Reply Lynn January 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    P.S. – It was either comment on this page or leave a comment on every post because I loved them all!!! :) – Lynn

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    The New Site looks fresh! Love it-

  • Reply Demika Caldwell May 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Hi! My name is Demika Caldwell, a self-published children’s book author. I learned about your site on twitter and then started to follow you. I love your website!

    I’m not certain if you do book reviews, but if you do I would like you to please review and feature my first book in the Kennedy series, “Manners Stink!” It’s a funny story with adorable illustrations that I’m sure you will enjoy.

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  • Reply Shayla Barnes June 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    love your blog! I was just introduced by fellow blogger/friend BossyGirl1980! I too love photography and its a great hobby of mine that I would love to continue. I love your wordless Wednesdays…beautiful pics! Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Kelly August 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I’m so glad I found your blog through twitter!! I love how you said just because your a mom it doesn’t mean you have to live in sweat pants everyday. Good for you!!! I’m not a mom….yet, but I def respect all you sexy mommies. It takes a lot of work.
    Im following, hope you will check out my blog at http://kellabella83.wordpress.com.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!

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  • Reply Atiya Goodin November 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Great Job! I love it!

    • Reply Mimi November 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks honey!

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    Nice blog check mine out too!

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  • Reply Tonya February 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Glad to meet you! Love the introduction! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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  • Reply Lena March 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Your such a Beautiful Black Women, and you have a great blog.. I came across your blog through 2 other blogs, and I love to read about successful black women. I like reading about your beauty tips, but do you have any tips on Hair Care?? You have such nice and long hair, and are there any tips, products, advice’s that you can share with us as well. But I love reading your blog and keep it up :) Take Care!

    • Reply Mimi March 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Thank you!!! I’m not a hair junkie at all. It has been a long road of trial and error to find what works for my hair. I am fully natural and I use Shea Moisture products. I have tried Miss Jessie’s and they do okay but for the price I’m riding with Shea Moisture. I use a good flat iron that I found on sale at my local Marshalls. I’ll do a post next week on my technique and such. It won’t be indepth like a Youtube video but it will give you a better idea. Thank you so much for reading!

      • Reply Lena March 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        Your Welcome, and I also use a Shea Moisture too!!! But Thanks for sharing and looking forward to that post. Oh, and Thanks for visiting my Blog!!!

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    I agree. Everyone thinks you have to be rich to live a fab life… NOT So…
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