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July 2017

Hair Video Tutorial July 28, 2017

VIDEO: My 5-Minute Date Night Up-Do!

I love the look of a fresh flexi rod set, but having to re-do it constantly is a pain. Therefore, I’ve been experimenting with a number of different up-do options. So I decided to put together a quick tutorial on how I whipped a ruined flexi rod set into a sexy date night up-do in 5-minutes. Enjoy!   Products Featured: Aunt Jackie’s Hydrating Sealing Butter ($6)  Aunt Jackie’s Multi-Purpose Oil ($6) Vann Cosmetics Glow Shimmering Body Oil ($15) …

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Food Wellness July 27, 2017

She is French: Granola Made by Women, for Women on the Go

I’m not a morning person, and I don’t drink coffee –I know, recipe for disaster. Somehow, however, over my adult years I’ve been able to maintain energy throughout the day. Many times it’s taken heavy prayer, but for the most part I owe it to the fact that I try my best never to skip breakfast. Being that I’m not a morning person, it’s rare that I make an elaborate breakfast, unless it’s the weekend — so I like to…

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Skincare Video Tutorial July 24, 2017

My 5-Minute Skincare Routine

As a lover of makeup, I take skincare very very seriously. Without fabulous skin underneath your makeup it never looks as good. I totally get that simply using a makeup remover wipe and then going on your merry way may be much easier, but it’s so important to put in just a few extra minutes each morning and night to truly achieve flawless skin. It doesn’t have to be long at all, I can honestly say that I’ve developed a…

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Hair Video Tutorial July 21, 2017

My Itchy Scalp Remedy: The Cantu Root Rinse + Root Relief

I honestly don’t know about you, but ever since I’ve started to transition my hair from relaxed to natural — my scalp has been on fire! Everyday, even after a recent wash or applying some oil the itch has been incessant. I’m not sure if it’s simply the growth or perhaps product build up, but I have been on the hunt for something that tackles the problem head on (pun intended). Fortunately, Cantu recently dropped some wonderful new products made…

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Skincare July 19, 2017

KAIKE, KAIKE, KAIKE: The Black-Owned Vegan Skincare Brand I’m Loving Right Now

I absolutely love trying new skincare brands, especially those that are all natural .. moreover, those that are Black owned. I was recently invited to attend the upcoming Project Beauty Expo here in NYC, which highlights various indie beauty brands that cater and / or are by women of color. One of the brands that stood out to me most was Kaike, given it’s chic and highly curated fun aesthetic. I was recently able to try their products and am…

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Makeup July 10, 2017

Wild Eye Shadow + Lip Color Inspiration for a Night Out!

Now, you all know I prefer a natural looking beat with not too many frills, however, I’ll be headed to Las Vegas at the end of this week for my girl Natalie’s birthday and well—when in Vegas! The trip inspired me to dust off my eye shadow palettes and put together some fun looks for the upcoming festivities in Sin City.  On it’s own, eye shadow can alter your entire look so when wearing it — you have to do…

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Hair Video Tutorial July 4, 2017

VIDEO: 3 Quick + Easy Ways To Style a Head Wrap this Summer

As you know I’ve recently gotten in to using head wraps, especially now that I’m transitioning my hair from relaxed to natural. They are honestly such a life saver on those bad hair days, rainy days and days you just don’t feel like doing a thing! So, I decided to put together a tutorial of 3 different ways to style your head wraps this summer using my fabulous Knots UK Head Wrap in Rouge ($25). Enjoy!    …

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