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Hair November 29, 2016

I Love My: Cricket Flat Iron

I’m more of a curling iron and curling wand kind of girl when it comes to my styling tools, but I finally feel like I’ve found a flat iron that straightens my hair and maintains that volume I like. I actually hadn’t heard of Cricket’s line of beauty and styling products prior to receiving their Hardware Pro Styling Iron ($65.70) and this definitely made me want to learn more. The Cricket styling iron goes up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and has…

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Fragrance General Beauty Hair Makeup Skincare November 22, 2016

My November Birchbox Products!

Birchbox is truly the easiest way to test out a variety of new beauty products and I highly recommend it for all beauty lovers. Here are my products for November! Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes ($16.50) A.K.A. eyeliner, haha. I love when brands give a fancy name to very simple products. My phases with eyeliner go in and out, I’ll spend months not wearing it to achieve a more “fresh faced” look, and then I’ve have a phase where I’m…

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General Beauty Hair Makeup Skincare Travel August 8, 2016

Recap: My Jamaican Vacation!

I’m back! So sorry for the long hiatus, I was on a beautiful vacation in my home island of Jamaica. I don’t believe I’ve mentioned this as of yet, but I was born there and moved to the U.S. when I was two years old —I actually have not been back since I was 5. So, this was a very overdue trip for me as an adult. I went away with my entire immediate family and we stayed at the…

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General Beauty Hair Skincare July 25, 2016

I Love My: Hair Removal Gel By Veet!

Something I frequently discuss with other women is hair removal — most notably, hair removal “down there.” What’s the best way to go about it? What lasts the longest? What is the least painful? Honestly, it’s all about preference and finding the right products for your skin and needs. Personally, I’ve tried a few methods — shaving, normal waxing, sugar waxing and removal gels. My favorite to-date has to be hair removal gel. For a long time I would shave…

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Hair June 22, 2016

Hair Care by Innersense Beauty!

While attending the Credo event last month I met quite a number of reps from some amazing beauty brands. One brand I was approached by who really sparked my interest was hair care line, Innersense. Innersense is an organic beauty brand that specializes in providing products that are 100% clean and ethically sourced. What I love about Innersense is that they are built on the motto of “Beauty without compromise,” which reflects their personal values. They source ingredients sustainably and…

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Hair June 6, 2016

Senegalese Twists for the Summer!

The last time I had my hair braided was when I was about 7 or 8. My mom had me get it done before I went to summer camp since I’d be swimming and sweating all day long. I cried through the entire thing – the stylist braided my hair so tight that once I was done my scalp was red and my eyebrows were permanently raised. That night, after seeing how much pain I was going through my mom…

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Fragrance General Beauty Hair Makeup Nails Skincare May 12, 2016

Credo Beauty NYC Store Opening!

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the NYC store-opening event for Credo Beauty. Credo is a San Francisco based beauty retailer that only sells products made by brands who use sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients. It’s literally a one-stop shop for anyone who’s looking to purchase beauty products that are not just effective and beautiful, but clean as well. Credo’s new NYC space will carry over 100 brands in categories ranging from skin care, makeup, hair care, men’s,…

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Hair Skincare May 10, 2016

Protect the Melanin: Products for Sun Exposure

Next week I’ll be heading to Venice, CA for one of the brands I work with – the designer is hosting a press trip and dinner with a number of editors and influencers, so we have activities planned throughout the weekend. While there, we’ll have a day of some fun in the sun at the beach, so I definitely want to be prepared. I’m a stickler for sunscreen and any products with SPF – ask my friends! I always have at…

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General Beauty Hair May 5, 2016

Natural AND Relaxed, Not Versus

I absolutely love being a black woman. I love my dark brown skin complexion, my somewhat “difficult” to pronounce name, my big lips, Jamaican roots…and my super thick relaxed hair. That’s right, I do not have natural hair. I definitely consider myself to be a pretty “woke” individual and am constantly discussing race relations, race in America and social issues that we face as black women with my friends. I am proud and feel that right now is such an…

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