Mental Health Wellness May 22, 2018

Conquering that Fear of Success

I write a lot about my fears. Specifically my most obvious one of failure, but rarely do I –or others in this space, discuss the fear of success. Which can actually be more crippling. We as human beings are conditioned into trying to be “brave” and learning to deal with the fact that “the worst that can happen” is that someone tells us no, or that we lose, or that we don’t get the opportunity we hoped for. But what…

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Skincare Travel May 21, 2018

These Products by B.O. Essentials Kept My Skin Together While Traveling!

I try to keep my skincare routine pretty tight and don’t like to experiment with too many products at once, yet, whenever I’m traveling I can’t help but over pack. All of a sudden I’m pulling out eye creams and serums I haven’t used in who knows how long “just incase.” This time around when going to Tulum I decided to reel it in and only bring necessities (sunscreen, cleanser, facial moisturizer, body moisturizer) and among those were products by Blessed Organic…

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Travel May 18, 2018

My Guide for Traveling to Tulum!

I’m back from Tulum and feeling better than ever! My boyfriend David and I took an 8-day getaway to Tulum, Mexico recently and needless to say it is a must-visit destination. The vibe there is unreal. Everyone is so laid back, the weather was perfect and the food was even better. Although we’ve only just gotten back two days ago, I feel a sense of urgency to share the wealth in terms of where to stay, what to do, where…

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Mental Health Wellness May 8, 2018

Virtual Options for Therapy Anytime, Anywhere!

When I wrote about the affordable therapy option, Open Path, a few weeks ago — I realized I neglected an integral part of that conversation, virtual counseling / therapy. In recent years the options for someone to see a therapist more conveniently and affordably have really moved with the times. We’re constantly on our phones, texting, face-timing, scrolling through social media — or at least I know I am. And with that, the rise of companies such as TalkSpace and…

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Skincare May 3, 2018

Clear Dark Marks + Brighten Skin Using the YLLO Beauty Turmeric Face Scrub!

I’ll be headed to Tulum next week with my boyfriend and I am so excited. He and I haven’t been on a long solo vacation since last summer, so this is much overdue. In preparation for my trip, I’m trying to get my skin in tip top shape — the weather out there is no joke and I doubt I’ll be wearing much makeup. Several weeks ago I came across a new brand, YLLO Beauty, at first it was their eye-catching photos and…

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Mental Health Wellness April 26, 2018

Betting On Yourself: Knowing the Right Time to Make Drastic Life Changes

Leaving a situation that doesn’t align with your well being and growth is scary .. but it isn’t dangerous. A terrible job, relationship, friendship — leaving those things behind may be intimidating, but doing so can’t hurt you. I realized a few months ago (after a few therapy sessions), that for a large sum of my life I’ve lived in fear. Fear of letting others down, fear of not being liked or loved, fear of not being what I once…

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Hair April 25, 2018

How To: Perm Rod Your Short Natural Hair / TWA!

Now that I’ve got a little length on my hair, I’ve been experimenting a lot more on different styles and I’m happy to have finally mastered the perm rod set. Here’s an easy tutorial on how you can achieve bouncy, soft perm rods for your own TWA. Enjoy!    Products Featured: Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream ($6) Aunt Jackie’s “Curl Mane-Tenance” Defining Curl Whip ($10) Aunt Jackie’s “Don’t Shrink” Flaxseed Elongating Curl Gel ($10) Innersense Harmonic Healing Oil ($24)…

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Makeup April 19, 2018

Gif Tutorial: How to Apply + Find the Right Highlighter For Your Skin Tone

Whether we’d like to believe it or not, it’s technically Spring. For those of you on the West Coast or somewhere beautiful / tropical / happy, you probably don’t know why I say this, but New York is really in a funk right now weather-wise. Nevertheless, the sun will (hopefully) eventually come out and it will be what I like to call “highlighter season.” Yes, you can wear highlighter year round, but Spring and Summer is the best time to…

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Mental Health Wellness April 13, 2018

How I Found An Affordable Therapist, Using Open Path

I am honestly so grateful for the outpouring of support since my recent post on the importance of mental health — the response was what I wanted. Not people saying they were so sorry for me, but instead that it moved or encouraged them to seek out help themselves. A number of people expressed to me the desire to begin therapy but that it was just too expensive, or that their insurance didn’t cover it. Fortunately, I actually had a…

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