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June 2017

Makeup June 30, 2017

What’s In My Makeup Bag? A Gif Tutorial of My Everyday Makeup Routine!

Lately I have been getting a lot of compliments on my skin and how natural my makeup looks, which makes me so happy. I’ve of course gone through all the phases with my makeup like using a foundation that is several shades too light, going overboard on bronzer, using a brow pencil that is just too dark–you name it. So the fact that I’ve finally gotten my makeup routine down to something that truly suits me, and that I can do…

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Hair Video Tutorial June 28, 2017

VIDEO: Twist + Curl Tutorial Using Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed Oil Collection

Most of you who read my blog regularly know that I am transitioning my hair from relaxed to natural. You also know that my go to style as of late to help this transition has been a flexi rod set. Recently, however, I decided to switch things up a bit and try out a twist and curl, which is basically a twist out but with rods on the end. To achieve this look I’ve been using some new products I…

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Skincare June 28, 2017

Smooth Legs All Summer Thanks to eos + VITA LIBERATA

Okay I’ll admit it, I literally have not purchased shaving cream in years. Yes, years. Why? Because cheap, and because lazy. I will literally use whatever conditioner, shampoo or soap I have in the bathroom at the time as a substitute when shaving. And although these products get the job done they definitely aren’t getting the job done right, in a way that will actually benefit my skin. For that reason I decided its time I get my act together…

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Hair Video Tutorial June 27, 2017

VIDEO: How I Maintain My Rod Sets + Curls at Night!

It took me a little while to get down the best routine for maintaining my transitioning hair at night — now that I’m no longer wearing it straight / blown out and can’t just wrap it. Spending 1 – 2 hours doing a Flexi rod or twist and curl set, then drying it for hours just to have it only last is literally the most frustrating thing that I have experienced as someone transitioning. Finally, however, I’m so excited to have found…

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General Beauty June 21, 2017

Bye Bye Birchbox, OnyxBox is My New Wave!

Now, OnyxBox is nothing new — but because I’m cheap and already had a subscription to BirchBox I was too lazy to try it for myself. It wasn’t until recently when their General Manager reached out to see if I might be interesting in receiving one to try out that I decided to look into it further, and let me tell you I’m so damn happy Chaia contacted me. I didn’t even plan on writing a post on it, but…

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Wellness June 21, 2017

Care/of Makes Taking Vitamins Fun Again!

When I was a little girl I used to sneak into the kitchen when my mom wasn’t looking and take about five or six Flintstone chewable vitamins. I wasn’t even a big candy kid, but I think the chalky sweet sensation and knowing that taking more than one or two was off limits made them a bit more appealing. I didn’t fully understand why taking vitamins was important, but they were just so yummy that I never missed a dosage…

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Makeup June 12, 2017

Go Bold with Liquid Courage Cosmetics!

I wouldn’t consider myself to be fearless. Not by any means. I can give you a list of all that scares me–but courage on the other hand, that’s something I’ve always had. My fears have never stopped me from taking a leap of faith and trying things I might fail. Courage is defined as “the ability to do something that frightens one.” Often times as successful women we are fearful, yet always courageous.  Roshell Rinkins, founder of Liquid Courage Cosmetics…

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Hair Video Tutorial June 7, 2017

VIDEO: Products + Tools I’m Bringing On Vacation to Maintain My Transitional Hair

YAS — I am going on vacation overseas to the beautiful Portugal in just a few short days. I literally cannot contain my excitement! My boyfriend and I will be staying in Lisbon for the first half of the trip and then exploring the beaches of Algarve for the rest. While there, I’ll of course be indulging in their amazing food, history and scenery but I have to do it in style. Now that I am transitioning, hair maintenance on…

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Makeup Skincare June 6, 2017

How To: Make Your Own BB Cream

I honestly thought BB cream just wasn’t made for me, or women with darker skin tones for that matter. I tried a number of different brands, even some that claim to be for black women to no avail, everything just made my skin look ashy with a slight white cast. So I threw in the towel, that is — until recently. Of course as the warmer months roll around (very slowly here in NYC) I’ve seen so many stories pop…

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