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May 2017

Nails May 31, 2017

Cuticles Matter Too! Take Care of Them With Morgan Taylor’s “Remedy” Cuticle Oil!

Having dry or peeling cuticles can ruin the look of any manicure. They can honestly make or break the outcome of a fresh full-set and often times we forget about how important they can be in protecting our nails from infection. Keeping them moisturized helps lessen the likelihood of them cracking and looking ashy and to help maintain mine, my go-to as of late has been the Morgan Taylor ‘Remedy’ Renewing Cuticle Oil ($11.50). I literally keep it on my…

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Hair Video Tutorial May 24, 2017

VIDEO: 4 Month Update for My Natural Hair Journey + The Products That Have Made It Easier

I cannot believe that it has been 4 months since I stopped relaxing my hair and began transitioning to natural! So far the transition has honestly felt pretty seamless. I’ve of course had my share of bad hair days, but I think mentally preparing myself for that to happen is what helped me through. Also, it’s made me more innovative and accepting of the fact that I don’t need to have my hair bone straight and super slick to feel…

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General Beauty Travel May 23, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Beauty Must-Haves That’ll Fit Into Your Carry On!

Not only do Summer Friday’s start this week, I’m going to visit my amazzzziiiinnggg best friend Alexis in Minneapolis for Memorial Day Weekend. I can’t contain my excitement! I haven’t seen her in close to a year and I have surprisngly never been to the midwest before, so there’s a lot to look forward to. With it being just a quick weekend getaway I of course won’t be checking a bag–but that isn’t going to stop me from squeezing in all…

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Fragrance Skincare May 22, 2017

I’m Wearing More Than One Antiperspirant a Day This Summer and Not Just Under My Arms!

The other day I was texting one of my close guy friends, Wes, who’s moving to NYC in a few weeks. Our conversations are usually quite comical and ranging in topic, but one reoccurring item we discuss is just how much the two of us sweat. Aside from the fact that he is a man, Wes and I have very different body types — he’s built like a football player and as you can see I’m pretty lanky. Which goes…

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Skincare May 17, 2017

Invisible Shield is Here! The New Must-Have Daily Sunscreen from Glossier!

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but I am on an adult touch football league. I know, very shocking, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover! Anyhoo, a few weeks ago during one of our games it was an extremely hot, sunny day and I forgot my sunscreen. Fortunately, one of my amazing teammates had some for us all to use and since I don’t play about my sunscreen I slathered it all over from head to toe.…

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Makeup Nails May 16, 2017

HOT Pink Gel Nail Polish for Summer by WAVEGEL

It’s finally hot in NYC and so are my finger nails! I wasted no time getting a bright hue for the warmer months and got my manicure done in a fun hot pink by WAVEGEL in “Purple Pepper.” I tried a new nail salon, 28 Nail, by my office and decided to go for something new to fête the change of season. As you know, I’m typically a Gelish girl when it comes to my gel manicures. I’ve dabbled in OPI,…

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Face Time General Beauty May 10, 2017

Face Time with Natalie Moses!

I met Natalie Moses about 4 years ago through our mutual friends and who knew that in such a short span of time we’d become so close or even have so much in common! Though we have pretty different looks, that doesn’t stop us from constantly trading beauty tips and tricks with one another, among other things. I am so proud to be able to consider Natalie as one of my closest friends, she is literally beautiful inside and out.…

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Hair Skincare May 9, 2017

Ladies, Let’s Get Real About Facial Hair Removal. I’m Not Talking Eyebrows!

Lumina Finishing Touch Personal Hair Remover

About five years ago I started threading my brows. Prior to that I had been waxing them but realized pencil thin wasn’t really my look, and decided to switch to a more shape-driven hair removal process. This was also the time in which I got tired of having beauticians ask me the extremely invasive question, “upper lip?” So I decided to tackle my lady ‘stache as well and got a two for one special… When I tell you real tears were…

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Hair Video Tutorial May 4, 2017

How To: Flexi Rod for Beginners | Transitional Hair Style

Let me tell you, I have been trying to Flexi Rod my hair since before I decided to go natural. I’ve seen so many photos of black women with these perfectly spiraled and full curls that they achieved by using Flexi Rods, and wanted in. I’ve been doing my own hair for a very long time so I figured this wouldn’t be that difficult. I’m pretty good at perm rods, what’s the difference? I watched one or two videos and thought I…

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